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Big Brother 17

Audrey Middleton on her Big Brother experience, four months later

Audrey Middleton was on Big Brother 17 for only 14 episodes before being eliminated during the fourth week of game play, but she left a significant mark. From her candid discussion of gender identity and her transition to her odd behavior—culminating in a meme-worthy blanket and sunglasses outfit—she was a stand-out character. So what is it like now, about four months …

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As always, Big Brother’s jury picked a man over a woman

Though the motto of Big Brother is to “expect the unexpected,” throughout its 17 seasons on the air, one thing remains resoundingly constant. That is, when a man and a woman are the remaining final two houseguests and have to face off in front of the jury, the man always wins the money. Like its …

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Next year, Big Brother should be played in reverse

In this edition of The Confessional, an argument for how Big Brother could change everything but keep the same elements. Big Brother is a dynamic reality game show. With the weekly show, After Dark, and the online feeds, it brings countless hours of entertainment into our homes and can be enjoyed by the audience on …

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Big Brother’s casting director responds to criticism

Big Brother casting director has Robyn Kass responded to criticism of the BB17 cast from CBS CEO Les Moonves and others. In an interview with The Toronto Sun, Kass is very diplomatic, which is not surprising since Moonves is basically her boss and was directly criticizing her work: “Listen, everyone has their own opinion…. and, …

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CBS chief Les Moonves criticized the wrong part of Big Brother 17

In a rather stunningly blunt assessment, Les Moonves, the chairman and CEO of CBS and husband to Julie Chen, offered pointed criticism of Big Brother 17 as part of a wide-ranging interview with Vulture’s Joe Adalian. Here is that exchange, with Adalian in bold and Moonves’ responses following: And yet you’re still involved on a …

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47 times Big Brother 17 screwed up basic facts and other things

As someone who cannot count to eight successfully and who is a terrible copy editor of his own work, I understand that errors are a fact of life. Or at least, that’s what I tell myself. Still, it’s remarkable that Big Brother 17, a major network television production with a multi-million dollar budget, has screwed …

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Why the Big Brother twist BB Takeover disappeared

On the first episode of Big Brother 17, in the very first 22 seconds, Julie Chen said this season would feature “a brand-new twist that is sure to keep everyone on their toes and scrambling all summer long.” That twist: BB Takeover. CBS said the twist would “feature a surprise guest each week who will …

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