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.
ABC may have finally found its Modern Family companion.
Black-ish premiered Wednesday to 10.8 million viewers and a 3.3 in the adults 18-to-49 demographic, retaining nearly all of Modern Family's ...
Cody, Victoria, Derrick
After a season of the Detonators, Team America, a secret pop star sister, an engagement and a showmance, one houseguest has finally been crowned the winner of "the most twisted season ever," Big Brother Season 16.
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.
Comedies with an actual point of view are as rare as they are welcome — especially in a fall awash in mediocre new cookie-cutter romantic comedies. Even in a better season, ABC's provocative and very funny Black-ish (9:30/8:30c) would stand out for its broad and biting satire of an uneasily post racial society seen through a very modern-family prism. (It's also about time ABC scheduled a smart family comedy after its multiple-Emmy-winning champ Modern Family.)
Jeff Schroeder, Jordan Lloyd
Another Big Brother wedding is in the works — and the proposal aired on Sunday's episode of the show.
On Friday, former contestant Jeff Schroeder popped the question to his girlfriend and Season 11 castmate Jordan Lloyd in the Big Brotherbackyard. "Five years ago we met here, so I wanted to come full circle," Schroeder told Lloyd, before getting down on one knee.
CBS unveiled its slate of summer programming Tuesday, announcing premiere dates for the returning series Under the Dome and Big Brother, as well as new shows including Extant.
Big Brother will have an early debut, kicking off on Wednesday, June 25 at 8/7c, with additional episodes airing Thursday, June 26 at 9/8c and Sunday, June 29 at 8/7c. The season's first eviction will take place on Thursday, July 3.
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.
Rachel Reilly and Elissa Slater
She walked away from Big Brother 15 with a $25,000 prize as "America's Favorite." Now Elissa Slater is heading to her favorite soap. The Concord, N.C., nutritionist and yoga instructor — and sister of Big Brother 13 champ Rachel Reilly — will join CBS's The Bold and the Beautiful Oct. 24-25 for the reality TV invasion that will also include Reilly and other Big Brother alumni, including Brendon Villegas, Jeff Schroeder and Howard Overby, plus Malcolm Freberg from Survivor. TV Guide Magazine spoke with the beautiful and bubbly Slater about her dip in the suds and found her to be — no surprise — totally beside herself!
Even after getting booed during her eviction interview and being fired from her modeling agency for making prejudiced comments, Big Brothercontestant Aaryn Gries explained to TMZ that those comments don't make her racist.
Aaryn, who warned houseguests they might not be able to see bi-racial contestant Candice in the dark and told Asian-American houseguest Helen to "go make some rice," said she's been making racial jokes for years, but never knew they were offensive because "no one had expressed that I was taken that way."