Big Brother is back for what host Julie Chen (repeatedly) says will be the "most twisted summer ever." And the first twist of the season has already let us down.
Sure, there will be two Heads of Household this season, one of which may or may not be safe each week. Plus: America will get to select a secret three-person alliance to control throughout the summer. And even though it was only hinted at during Wednesday's premiere, eventually the two HOHs will compete in a new competition called "Battle of the Block" (which will play out for the first time ever in HD!) All of that falls somewhere on a spectrum from mildly amusing to pretty cool, but one decision about this season just doesn't sit right with us: It's premiere night and we only get to meet half the houseguests!
Big Brother: See the new houseguests in their bathing suits!
We understand the thinking...
Sixteenth season. Sixteen houseguests. CBS's Big Brother returns Wednesday (8/7c) with several fresh twists designed to shake up the game in seismic ways. Two players will be named "Head of Household" each week and they are no longer automatically safe from eviction. Fans will now significantly influence the game via a new "Team America" vote, while the new "Battle of the Block" competition can shift the power balance in a heartbeat. Puppetmaster Julie Chen is back with the most unusual group of hamsters yet and TV Guide Magazine got to spend an entire day with them getting all the scoop. Who instantly struck us as big trouble? Who's got a very famous sister? Who's most likely to get naked? Meet the BB16 houseguests!
On Wednesday's episode of The Talk, Julie Chen introduced several new twists for the upcoming season of Big Brother, one of which will allow fans to have a key role in the game's outcome.
Count Julie Chen among those who are not fans of Jenny McCarthy on The View.
The Big Brother host appeared on Howard Stern's radio show this week, along with her Talkco-host Sharon Osbourne, and had some less-than-flattering things to say about The View's decision to add McCarthy to its roundtable earlier this year.
Julie Chen and the ladies of The Talk are about to get a real "beast" of a guest.
Beauty and the Beast's main protagonist Vincent (Jay Ryan) will be...