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Exclusive: A Big Brother-Palooza on The Bold and the Beautiful

Donny Thompson

He's not just "America's Favorite," he's also a soap star! Big Brother 16 contestant Donny Thompson wasn't named champ on last night's season finale of the CBS reality hit — he was evicted from the house weeks ago — but at the end of the show, the North Carolina groundskeeper did bag $25,000 in a viewer popularity poll.

Now he's off to the CBS daytime drama The Bold and the Beautiful, where he'll appear in scenes on Oct. 30-31 with Emmy winner Scott Clifton (Liam) and Aussie beauty Ashleigh Brewer (Ivy) that'll riff on the paranoia Donny caused on Big Brother — he was so humble and down-home nice that the other houseguests suspected he was really a genius doctor from Harvard or an undercover super soldier.

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Who Won The "Most Twisted Season" of Big Brother?

Cody, Victoria, Derrick

After a season of the Detonators, Team America, a secret pop star sisteran engagement and a showmance, one houseguest has finally been crowned the winner of "the most twisted season ever," Big Brother Season 16.

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CBS Renews Big Brother Through 2016

Big Brother

CBS has ordered two more seasons of Big Brother, which will keep the reality series on the air through the summer of 2016. The network announced the renewal on Wednesday afternoon, just hours before Season 16's 90-minute season finale. 

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Leah Remini: The Best Thing About Leaving Scientology Is "I Can Drink"

Leah Remini

Leah Remini has not been shy when it comes to discussing her decision to leave the Church of Scientology. On her new reality show, Leah Remini: It's All Relative, the former King of Queens star speaks candidly about her departure from the church — but she also maintains a sense of humor about it.

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Big Brother: The Drama's Just Getting Started

Frankie Grande

Worried that it's too late to get in on the new season of Big Brother? We've got you covered. 

Even though the first houseguest of the season has been evicted (see ya, Joey!) the video below will get you up to speed on everything you need to know about "the most twisted season ever." The fact that this season feature two heads of households and four nominees has kept everyone on edge, but big personalities like Frankie, the older brother of pop sensation of Ariana Grande, have made the first weeks a ton of fun to watch. 

Big Brother: See the sexy new cast in their bathing suits!

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Big Brother Recap: How the Other Half Live

Julie Chen

Big Brother continued its "most twisted summer ever" on Thursday as it introduced viewers to the remaining contestants and revealed more about changes to the game this season.

Like last night, I will have some snap judgments on the new players, but first (!), some more details about this whole two Heads of Household twist.... read more

Big Brother Premiere: Our Snap Judgments on (Half) the New Houseguests

Big Brother

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!

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Big Brother 16: Meet the Houseguests

Bir Brother Season 16 Cast

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!

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Big Brother Introduces New Twists for Season 16

Julie Chen

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.

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Julie Chen Slams The View for Hiring Jenny McCarthy

Julie Chen, Jenny McCarthy

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.

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