Why CBS decided to air ‘Big Brother’ racism

07.08.13 6 years ago

Why CBS decided to air “Big Brother” racism
“It was ultimately part of the story in the house,” says exec producer Allison Grodner, noting that Aaryn’s ascension to temporary house leader “gave us a launching pad to be able to tell this story.”  She adds: “I do feel it would be irresponsible to put hate on the airwaves just for hate’s sake. You need to have some sort of context.”

“GMA” beats “Today” by the widest margin in more than 21 years
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Jerry Seinfeld’s kids — ages 7, 10 and 13 — have started watching “Seinfeld”
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Elton John slams “The Voice” for creating “nonentities”

“Nobody on ‘The Voice’ in America has had a hit record,” he says. “Nobody on ‘The Voice’ in England has had a hit record – they’re nonentities.” PLUS: Chris Mann weds, and Jessie J drops out of “Voice UK.”

How can “Parks and Rec” take advantage of Chris Pratt’s new buff body?
How about adding Andy’s long-lost brother Randy?

“Brooklyn Girls” book series hopes to capture the popularity of “Girls”
The new feel-good book series revolves around “Pia,” instead of Hannah.

Why Bravo should pull the plug on “Princesses: Long Island”
At this point, all the controversies seem to be manufactured for publicity. PLUS: Why can’t I stop watching “Princesses”?

truTV orders a spinoff talk show for “Impractical Jokers”
“Jokers After Party” will feature the “Impractical Jokers” stars chatting about their favorite pranks.

Mandy Moore talks about being on 2 failed pilots this year

“You win some and you lose some, and you just have to get back up to bat again,” says Moore, who was on ABC’s “Pulling” and CBS’ “The Advocates.”

Watch Betty White host her own NBC talk show nearly 60 years ago
“The Betty White Show” from 1954.

MTV’s new Moonman reeks of desperation

The cable network is trying to attract young viewers with its move to Brooklyn and new Moonman, but most young viewers don’t remember a time when MTV played music videos.

Can Paula Abdul revive “SYTYCD”?
Ratings have been down 27% this season, and Paula’s association with “American Idol’s” glory days may help reverse the show’s downward trend. PLUS: Erin Andrews will also guest-judge on Tuesday.

Elisabeth Moss gets “Fresh Air”

The “Mad Men” star talks about Peggy Olson’s evolution with Terry Gross. PLUS: Watch “Meow Men” featuring cats.

Rob Kazinsky didn’t know about his “True Blood” character until after joining the show

“I auditioned to play Ben,” he says.

How “Game of Thrones” empowers social outcasts
A former stripper writes how impressed she was that the HBO series showed sex workers to be tough and complicated. PLUS: “GoT” meets Gotye, see the concept art of “Game of Thrones,” and Sophie Turner and Maisie Williams have a “vinception.”

It’s a “Buffy” reunion
Charisma Carpenter and Nicholas Brendon came together for Comic-Con Paris.

Listen to the “Doctor Who” theme slowed down to 20 minutes

20 minutes of otherworldly mood music.

“Laguna Beach”: Then & Now

As MTV begins re-airing the first two seasons, check out the O.C. reality stars evolved.

BBC America presents “Dangerman”

The reality show premiering tonight stars Jonathan Goodwin — “The Incredible Mr. Goodwin.”

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