Andy Herren, GinaMarie Zimmerman, Spencer Clawson
After another season of lies, backstabbing -- and, this year, rampant bigotry -- Big Brother has crowned a new winner.
As Wednesday's 90-minute finale begins, Andy, GinaMarie and Spencer are each in the hunt for the $500,000 grand prize. Although the three remaining houseguests are members of ...
If you thought the banter among the Big Brother houseguests couldn't get any worse this season ... think again.
Contestant Spencer Clawson is under investigation by his hometown police department after he went on an eye-popping tangent about child pornography this week. It's pretty clear that Clawson intended the comments as a joke — he had grabbed the microphone of fellow contestant McCrae and was pretending to be McCrae — but authorities were apparently not amused.
Big Brother disclaimer
After initially ignoring the controversy generated by some Big Brother contestants' racist and homophobic comments on the show's 24-hour webcam feed, CBS is now taking further steps to distance itself from the contestants.
The network ran a "worst-of" reel featuring the offensive remarks on the July 7 episode, and this week's show featured a viewer discretion disclaimer at the start of the hour.
Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Barbara Walters
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13. Worst Parody: Thanks to MTV, getting Catfish-ed is all the rage. So when Betty White reunites with her Mary Tyler Moore Show co-star Ed Asner on her prank show Off Their Rockers, they poke fun at the downfalls of online dating. But the parody goes quickly from "aw" to "ew" when Asner and White realize that neither is who they said they were online. What should they do next? "I don't know," Asner says, "but my little blue pill is starting to...
Aaryn Gries, GinaMarie Zimmerman
Three Big Brother 15 contestants have been chastised and/or fired by their employers after making offensive comments while being filmed for the show — and CBS devoted a segment during Sunday's episode to showing the remarks on air.
Big Brother really knows how to pick 'em.
Spencer Clawson has earned the dubious distinction of being the third houseguest on Big Brother 15 to be criticized by his day job for offensive remarks made while being filmed for the show, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
It's summertime and the living is easy...except on the hit game show Big Brother where lying and backstabbing are the order of the day and revenge is a dish best served cold — with a heaping side of slop! The 15th installment of the popular CBS franchise, hosted by Julie Chen, will return Wednesday (8/7c) with two new twists that are sure to stun the contestants and trigger seismic shifts in the game. Instead of two houseguests being nominated for eviction each week, the players will now nominate three. Plus, BB viewers will play a key role in the outcome of the game when they get to vote each week for the contestant they feel is playing the best game — the Big Brother MVP — and the winner will be given a special secret power.
TV Guide Magazine sat for a chat with the sequestered houseguests to get their juiciest deets just before they met each other and entered the game. Who plans to lie about her perfectly legal but highly unpopular occupation? Who is most likely to send the CBS censors into cardiac arrest? And who is related to a highly polarizing BB contestant from the past? Expect the unexpected!