All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Big Brother’

Julie Chen Tours New “Big Brother” House

Julie Chen seems to be as excited as the rest of us that Big Brother is getting ready to premiere next week. As the show’s host, Julie Chen gets the early dish on what the guests will be doing and, more importantly, where they’ll be staying. Julie Chen got to tour this season’s house recently and took along Entertainment Tonight‘s …

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Ariana Grande Mourning Grandfather’s Passing

Ariana Grande lost her beloved grandfather, 90-year-old Frank Grande, this past week to cancer, and even watched her brother, Frankie Grande–a Big Brother contestant–receive the news while on the show. Both the Problem singer and her brother–as well as their whole family–are now in mourning. Ariana appreciated all the support she received from her friends and family, as well as …

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Ariana Grande Says Emotional Good-Bye to Grandfather on Twitter

Ariana Grande has used her Instagram and Twitter feeds to craft what constitutes an emotional good-bye to her grandfather, who passed away on Tuesday. This morning Grande announced that her grandfather had lost his battle with cancer and thanked her fans for their support throughout his illness: “thank you for your continuous love & light over the past few weeks… …

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Evander Holyfield Reprimanded For Homophobic Views On ‘Big Brother’ UK

Former heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield has ignited controversy on the UK’s ‘Celebrity Big Brother’ due to his views on homosexuality. Holyfield made inflammatory comments toward gays on Saturday’s airing of the British reality TV show. ┬áHe compared homosexuality to a handicap that can be fixed by a doctor. Holyfield is among the contestants on “Celebrity Big Brother” UK and made …

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Snowden: American Patriot Says He Shared No Secrets with Russia

Edward J. Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor, said in an interview this month that when he fled to Russia from Hong Kong SAR, China, in June, he did not take any classified NSA files with him. Snowden further assured that Russian espionage agents had no way of getting access to the files, as he handed over all those …

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Britney Haynes’ Daughter Diagnosed with Cancer

Cancer. Every parent fears hearing this word, especially when it comes to their children. This is a reality that Britney Haynes, the former “Big Brother” competitor and star, has had to come to terms with after her 2-month-old daughter was diagnosed with this horrible disease. Haynes shared the heart wrenching news via Facebook saying: “On September 1st, we were among …

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“Big Brother”: Fired For Using Racial Slurs

A cast member on the new season of “Big Brother” has been fired from her job as pageant coordinator for East Coast USA Pageant, Inc. after cameras caught her using racial slurs–including the “N” word–and exhibiting behavior that the company deemed “shocking”. Ginamarie Zimmerman and her housemates have gotten themselves into trouble with their onscreen antics of use of horrifyingly …

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Big Brother 2013 Introduces New Elements To The Reality Series

Big Brother 2013 premiered last night, and the 14-year-old reality TV series is proving that it still has a few new ideas to play around with. The newest season of Big Brother introduced us to 16 contestants who are all competing to win $500,000. As in past seasons, the contestants are not allowed to have any contact with the outside …

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1984 Book Sales Spike Due To NSA Scandal

Nearly everyone knows what the phrase “Big Brother” means in a political discussion – a government that keeps a close eye on its people’s comings and goings, a surveillance state. Surprisingly few people these days know that the phrase comes from George Orwell’s dystopian science fiction novel, 1984. That, it seems, is rapidly changing. In the wake of recent revelations …

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“George W. Obama” Photo Takes Aim At NSA Scandal

If you’ve been anywhere near the internet in the last couple days, you are probably aware of the recent government surveillance scandals. It started yesterday with the revelation that the government was collecting data from Verizon customers phone calls (all of them). And if that wasn’t Big Brother-y enough for you, news broke this morning about the NSA’s secret PRISM …

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Verizon Patents A DVR That Spies On You

Verizon is moving into the targeted ad business in a big way. The wireless carrier announced a new campaign yesterday called Verizon Selects that would allow them to share a customer’s info with advertisers. Now the carrier has patented a device that makes its previous tracking efforts seem sophomorish in comparison. Ars Technica reports that Verizon has just filed a …

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ABC “Glass House” Debate Gets Sassy With Fake Press Release

ABC’s new show, “Glass House”, is so much like a certain competitor network’s cash cow “Big Brother” that it has started an all-out, balls-to-the-wall fight of epic proportions. Give these networks a ring and some metal chairs, ’cause I think Summerslam is comin’ early this year. The shows both put several strangers in a house together and films every moment …

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