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For the past week, inappropriate comments made by several of the Big Brother 15 houseguests have dominated headlines. Fans outraged by the dialogue in the house criticized the show for not showing the true colors of the offending players. Four episodes aired without a mention of any of the racist, homophobic, misogynist or anti-Semitic comments. That is until Sunday night’s episode.

Whether the criticism became too deafening for CBS to ignore, the show finally aired a few of the “gems” spewed by Aaryn Gries, by far the worst of the bunch. During today’s episode of The Talk, Julie Chen addressed Gries’ comments.

“You’ve seen me make jokes about being Asian-American … but I’m Asian and it’s always in good fun,” says Chen. “Those things, in my opinion, watching her say, ‘Go make a bowl of rice,’ it felt mean-spirited. It felt ugly and it felt mean.”

Chen also commented on the producers’ decision to air them. She points out that the show did not finally choose to air the comments because it was time to “judge” the houseguests but rather because they are now affecting the game-play in the house.

“CBS and ‘Big Brother’ showed it because it is now driving a story, it’s now affecting how the other players want to see her gone. If it didn’t drive story and it didn’t have a dynamic on what it is to the elements of the game, it maybe wouldn’t — you can’t just put it in there and say, ‘Judge her, everybody,’” – Julie Chen

While Aaryn finally got exposed on national television, the others were given a pass. GinaMarie briefly was shown, but what about Spencer’s anti-Semitic views or Jeremy’s extremely misogynist comments? Hopefully, they all get their time in the spotlight as well. Check out Aaryn’s lowlight reel below.

watch her montage & Julie’s reaction after the jump

Racial slurs are a hot topic these days thanks to Paula Deen-gate. Naturally, with all the hateful chatter in the Big Brother house this year, fans of the show have been outraged by CBS and their portrayal of the offenders thus far on the episodes, particularly Aaryn Gries. By far, she’s the worst of the bunch, but on the show, she’s receiving a likeable edit due to her showmance with lifeguard David Girton. Among those outraged include former BB contestant Ragan Fox. Here’s an excerpt from his open letter to the network.

“Big Brother, I LOVE you, but, if you really want to provide a groundbreaking twist, SHOW CBS VIEWERS HOW SOME STRAIGHT, WHITE PEOPLE talk about gays, Asian Americans, and African Americans.” – Ragan Fox

“Any views or opinions expressed in personal commentary by a Houseguest appearing on Big Brother, either on any live feed from the House or during the broadcast, are those of the individual(s) speaking and do not represent the views or opinions of CBS or the producers of the program.” – CBS

I couldn’t agree with Ragan’s sentiment any more. It’s one thing to make a slip, but the frequency and vile nature of what’s coming out of some of the houseguests is alarming. Even though CBS hasn’t aired any of the hateful propaganda as of yet, fans have speculated that they’ve warned the houseguests to tone down the racial comments. There hasn’t been nearly as much racial, homophobic and misogynistic comments in the past couple of days. However, what’s done is done. A couple of this season’s contestants have lost their jobs due to their conversations on the live feeds. Find out which two below.

find out which two and several of the offending comments after the jump

In less than 24 hours, my days and nights will be occupied watching the Big Brother live feeds. Sayonara everyone. I’m sure I’m not alone in admitting to putting the feeds in the background while milling around the house. I’ll even go further and declare I love listening to the chatter as I lay in bed. Never lived in a small town so I need noise to fall asleep. Sirens are soooo soothing.

But besides all the backstabbing, epic fights, meltdowns and so forth, one of the biggest pros to watching the CBS reality show is to ogle at the houseguests in their bathing suits. Right? The network just unleashed promo photos of the entire cast in their swimsuits. Since we love our man eye candy, I’ve only posted the men in their bathing suits. Sorry female houseguests, we’re strictly dickly here ;) Check out the pics below.

check them all out after the jump

Meet The Big Brother Season 15 Houseguests

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During Julie Chen’s tour of the Big Brother Season 15 house, she teased a “familiar” face would be among the sixteen contestants competing this summer. Turns out the “familiar” face wasn’t a returning houseguest but rather someone related to a prior one. Not just any regular houseguest but Big Brother 13 winner Rachel Reilly. If Elissa Slater is anything like her sister, we’re in for another emotional rollercoaster this summer. I can’t wait.

As with every season, we can expect the unexpected. So far, CBS has revealed two huge twists. First, instead of two nominees, three houseguests will be up for eviction. Secondly, America will vote for the Big Brother MVP of the week. What this MVP’s powers entail haven’t been disclosed yet, but I assume they’ll play a major factor in the game. As long as it’s not in the vein of the Coup d’Etat, I’ll be happy. As much as Chima was a crazy bitch, I agree that her HOH reign was useless due to the power America gave Jeff.

Check out this year’s crop of hamsters below. It’s probably one of the more diverse cast we’ve seen in years. Big Brother 15 premieres June 16 on CBS.

check out the cast after the jump

Check Out The Big Brother 15 House

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The fifteenth season of Big Brother is just around the corner, and I cannot wait. I’m sure I’m not alone in declaring it’s the ultimate summer guilty pleasure. June 26, which happens to be my birthday, can’t come here soon enough.

Julie Chen recently gave ET viewers a first look at the new house. I have to say longtime production designer Scott Storey has outdone himself with this year’s look. It’s my favorite. The sauna-feel to the bathroom is gorgeous. What also is eye-catching is all the 60s inspired details of the entire house. Even though Chen says it’s very Mad Men, I get more of a Catch Me If You Can vibe, especially given all the arrows and aviator accents.

During the tour, Chenbot also drops a few hints regarding this season’s twists. First, the nominations chairs are gone. Secondly, America will apparently have a bigger role this year with everything including the noms. I just hope this doesn’t turn into a Season 1-like popularity contest. Julie also reveals that one familiar face will be among the 16 players, but it’s not what you think. Check out the tour below, along with my favorite rooms obtained by the Hollywood Reporter.

Side note: If want to make a drinking game out of watching the tour, take a shot every time Chen says “architect” or anything architecture-related. It’s all very interesting. I’m sure those words were specifically chosen.

check out Julie’s tour and my favorite rooms after the jump

Okay I’m going through a range of emotions right now. When I should be feeling happy and excited I feel kind of sorry and upset that one of the final four left tonight. As we know tonight’s episode was yet another one of Big Brother Canada’s twists with an Instant Eviction. Arisa let the houseguests know at the beginning of the episode that they only had an hour before the instant eviction ceremony would take place. During that time we were shown the events that transpired after Sunday’s nominations ceremony.

Gary and Talla sat beside each other on the block, both with final two deals with the only houseguest that was eligible to cast a vote. At the Power of Veto competition it was by far the most important competition of the season. The winner of tonight’s Power of Veto would secure his/her spot along side Jillian in the final three.  

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Tonight’s episode of Big Brother Canada had a light, almost reflective note to it as we were shown the ups and downs of Canada’s first season of Big Brother. Before I forget, there wasn’t much going on for the Head of Household competition. Everyone was it to win it and it came down to a 3-way tiebreaker. With both Gary and Talla being challenged with numbers it was a cakewalk for Jillian and she walked away with her 4th HOH win for the season. When it came down to the typical “Who wants to see my HOH room?” everyone including Emmett were less than thrilled to do the march up there.

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Not surprisingly nothing interesting happened in tonight’s episode. However I’ll try to give you guys the main points and my thoughts going into the finale. Prior to the eviction we saw Talla and Andrew reaching a breaking point. Both being on the block tensions were running high and with alcohol involved sh*t got cray.  Nothing too major happened, after all we have been blessed with a polite bunch of houseguests (yawn), but it did raise questions in peoples heads. During the argument Emmett put his hand over Talla implying he was supporting her in the argument. This struck a cord with Jillian as she wanted to stand up for Andrew and wondered where Emmett was coming from. Emmett eventually explained to her that it’s best if the other players think there are holes in their showmance, to secure themselves votes for the jury. Makes no sense to me but whatever floats your boat. We also saw bits from Talla and Gary’s family and their views of how they’ve played the game.

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