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Big Brother Brazil evicts houseguest after possible sexual assault on live TV

Police are investigating after a contestant on Brazil’s version of Big Brother was expelled from the house for possibly sexually assaulting a houseguest while she was unconscious, although he has called it “a huge misunderstanding.” Footage of the incident that’s on YouTube and was broadcast on live, pay-per-view TV, shows houseguest Monique Amin unconscious in …

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Italian Big Brother finalists threatened by protesters

Three finalists for Grande Fratello, the Italian version of Big Brother, “were threatened by a group of masked far right-wing protestors demanding cheaper housing for low-income families,” according to the Hollywood Reporter. Members of Fiamma Tricolore (Tri-colored Flame) “used knives to puncture the clear plastic bubble that housed the Rome set in which the three …

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German Big Brother that was set to run indefinitely ends in February

Germany attempted its own version of The Truman Show with an indefinitely-running Big Brother, but the show’s low ratings have led producers to end it in February. Big Brother: The Village, produced by Endemol, “began in March on a purpose-built set outside Cologne that covered 5,000 square metres,” the BBC reports. Still, it “will end …

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