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'Big Brother 13' Kicks Off With Returnees, Coupling and Twists (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Jul 8th 2011 3:42AM
'Big Brother 13'The producers of 'Big Brother 13' (Thu., 9PM ET on CBS) definitely found a way to make these first few weeks of the season more compelling and interesting. And we're not even talking about the twist of returning houseguests to stir things up.


In fact, this 13th Season Premiere featured two twists that left the eight new players with eight jaws hanging on the ground. The first twist threw opening strategies out the window, and the second one threw elimination strategies out the window. Now no one really knows what to do.

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Julie Chen Loses 'Big Brother' Competition Against Her 'Talk' Co-Hosts (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Jul 7th 2011 6:30PM
Leah Remini and Julie Chen get the 'Big Brother' verdict on 'The Talk'Julie Chen brought her night job to her day job Thursday when she challenged her 'Talk' (weekdays, syndicated on CBS) co-hosts to a game of 'Big Brother,' played on the reality show's actual set. Unfortunately, her 'Big Brother' hosting experience didn't give Chen much of an edge in the Head of Household competition, or in convincing her co-hosts not to vote her off.

Chen wrung her hands maniacally when she introduced the segment, obviously thinking she would sail through. That's the kind of confidence that makes you a target on 'Big Brother.' Holly Robinson Peete was captured on camera saying, "If she wins Head of Household, it's going to be no fun in here."

Peete won it during a ridiculous competition that involved dressing like frogs and retrieving insects from a pond. She nominated Chen and Leah Remini for eviction.

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'Big Brother' Is a Different Game In the U.S., Says Julie Chen (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Jul 7th 2011 2:00PM
Julie Chen of 'Big Brother' on 'The Early Show''Big Brother' is an international phenomenon, with versions in the U.K., Germany, Spain, Sweden and Brazil, among other countries. But the American version is unique, according to host Julie Chen and executive producer Allison Grodner, who spoke about the show Thursday on 'The Early Show' (weekdays, 7AM on CBS). The voting is different, and surprisingly, the relationships between contestants have been more chaste.

When the U.S. version of the show started, it followed the pattern of having viewers vote weekly to evict contestants. That soon changed. "I found out that Americans, we don't like conflict," said Chen. "Americans voted out the most interesting players in the game." Grodner said they had to take the power of the vote away from the viewers to keep the show interesting, ultimately giving that power to the houseguests.

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Ray Romano Weighs In on 'The Talk's' Hose vs. No Hose Debate (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Jul 6th 2011 5:15PM
The pantyhose question answered on 'The Talk'Future audience members of 'The Talk' (weekdays, syndicated on CBS), take note. If Julie Chen decides to show off her hose-clad legs, do not whistle, or you may be subjected to Leah Remini's granny panties dance. That was the scene Wednesday with guest Ray Romano, when Remini responded to an audience member's enthusiastic holler by de-hosing Chen.

Remini explained that the man in the audience was probably picturing thigh-high stockings, not the more full-figured version, and he certainly hadn't had to witness Chen's shimmy to pull them up. Remini then said Chen's husband Les Moonves probably didn't want to deal with them either, and tore them from her legs. Romano had to follow that, and Remini asked him, "Do men like hose?"

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'The Talk' Panel Reacts With Shock to the Casey Anthony Verdict (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Jul 5th 2011 5:00PM
Reactions to the Casey Anthony 'not guilty' verdict on 'The Talk'It was a day of mixed emotions Tuesday on 'The Talk' (weekdays, syndicated on CBS), as the panel reacted live to the verdict from the Casey Anthony trial. The room was filled with nervous anticipation in the moments before the verdict, as Julie Chen made the executive decision to stay with the show instead of breaking to coverage, joking that she would discuss any fallout from the decision with her husband, CBS president and CEO Leslie Moonves, at the dinner table.

But the breezy tone quickly changed as she reported the shocking verdict -- the studio audience gasped and then grew quiet as the "not guilty" verdicts came in on the separate murder, manslaughter and child abuse charges. Leah Remini, bewildered, threw her hands up in the air and almost walked off the set. Chen herself appeared close to breaking down at one point, leaving Holly Robinson Peete to finish reading the remaining counts.

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'Big Brother' to Feature 'Dynamic Duos from the Past'

by Jean Bentley, posted Jun 29th 2011 12:50PM

Big BrotherYou might recognize some faces on 'Big Brother' this season. According to host Julie Chen, the new season of CBS's reality hit will feature "dynamic duos from the past."

Chen announced the twist last night on 'Entertainment Tonight Canada,' saying the pairs "will have a significant role this season," Reality Blurred reports.

It's unclear whether that means those duos will actually compete on the show, or how, exactly "significant" their roles will be.

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Sharon Osbourne Tells Story of Having Sex With Ozzy While Watching a Concert (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Jun 6th 2011 5:15PM
Sharon Osbourne on 'The Talk'Ever wonder where the craziest place Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne had sex might have been? Now you don't have to. Monday on 'The Talk' (weekdays, syndicated on CBS), Julie Chen asked the rest of the panel about the craziest places they'd had sex. Osbourne didn't think hers was so crazy, but the others seemed to disagree.

"I don't think it was that crazy, but I had, well, unusual sex at a rock concert in the audience and I was sat on my husband's lap," said Osbourne. Chen asked if they had been hidden under a blanket. No such luck. "No, I had a long dress and I sat on my husband and we were rocking to the music."

Osbourne demonstrated by giving the metal horns and bouncing in her chair, in case you were having trouble with your mental picture. The show, if you're curious, was AC/DC at Madison Square Garden, and Osbourne was "so into the music" she didn't care if anyone noticed her other activities. In their defense, Osbourne sex probably isn't the worst thing that's happened on the floor at MSG.

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Jack Hanna and Friends Stink Up the Joint on 'The Talk' (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted May 16th 2011 5:15PM
A monkey on 'The Talk'Anything can happen when animal expert Jack Hanna shows off his friends in a television studio. Today on 'The Talk' (weekdays, syndicated on CBS), Hanna brought along a miniature horse, some armadillos and marmosets, among others. He explained the origin of the miniature horses (it was bred to pull carts in mines) and that armadillos used to carry leprosy (when leprosy was prevalent).

But he didn't explain something very important to Holly Robinson Peete, which was why the marmoset on her shoulder smelled a little funky. "Uh, Jack, he has a little interesting odor," said Peete with the marmoset perched on her shoulder. Hanna acknowledged the smell and tried to brush it off.

Julie Chen asked if the little critter had had an accident on Peete. "Is there something you want to tell me?" asked Peete. "Well, it's too late now," replied Hanna. Peete may lose a shirt, but hey, it's better than contracting leprosy.

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Julie Chen Demonstrates Her Baby-Eating Technique on Holly Robinson Peete (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Apr 26th 2011 5:20PM
Julie Chen attempts to eat Holly Robinson Peete on 'The Talk'Julie Chen eats the ones she loves.

That was her admission today on 'The Talk' (weekdays, syndicated on CBS), when she said she once hurt her husband, CBS president and CEO Leslie Moonves, by accidentally biting him while playfully saying she wanted to "eat him up." The impulse has apparently gotten worse with the couple's 19-month-old son, Charlie, whom Chen also wants to eat up.

Chen is taking precautions, though. She puts her lips over her teeth before she noshes on Charlie and showed off that technique on Holly Robinson Peete. It was supposed to show how cute and harmless Chen's actions were, but Peete seemed afraid for her life (or face, at least), and regressed into the waiting arms of Sharon Osbourne when Chen was done.

That was awkward enough, but then Chen pantomimed smoking a cigarette with a satisfied grin. Honestly, we're not sure what to say about that.

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Sharon Osbourne Questions Julie Chen's Fashion Sense on 'The Talk' (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Apr 21st 2011 5:05PM
Julie Chen's Julie Chen has always had an interesting sense of fashion. Thursday on 'The Talk' (weekdays, syndicated on CBS), Sharon Osbourne called the blouse Chen was wearing into question, causing the rest of the panel to crack up laughing and Chen to blush.

"I just have one thing to ask today," said Osbourne. "Why are you wearing sofas on your breasts?" Chen's shirt resembled a living room scene, she explained. Chen had no good answer. "I don't know," she said, "I just wanted to try something new."

Luckily for Chen, she had not removed the label, so she can follow Osbourne's advice and take it back to the store.

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Lynda Carter Likes Her 'Wonder Woman' Costume Best (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Apr 18th 2011 6:20PM
Lynda Carter on 'The Talk'NBC's new David Kelley–helmed 'Wonder Woman' series hasn't even hit the airwaves yet, but already the new costume has been criticized everywhere from Time magazine to Fox News. On 'The Talk' (weekdays, syndicated on CBS), '70s Wonder Woman Lynda Carter gave her thoughts: She prefers her old costume to the new one.

"They're trying to update with the way we're all doing leggings now and skinny jeans," she said. Carter's costume had the requisite superhero underwear, whereas the new costume is vinyl with long, form-fitting pants. Carter did say that Kelley is brilliant and full of surprises, so there's hope for the series. Sharon Osbourne promptly asked who he was.

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Julie Chen and Holly Robinson Peete Handle the Showcase Showdown on 'The Price Is Right' (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Apr 6th 2011 6:15PM
Julie Chen and Holly Robinson Peete on 'The Price Is Right''The Price Is Right' (weekdays, syndicated on CBS) got a couple of new spokesmodels today as Julie Chen and Holly Robinson Peete moonlighted from 'The Talk' to introduce the Showcase Showdown. It was a bit of network cross-promotion -- both shows are on CBS.

"Whenever Rodney and I get the chance, we head out for a weekend getaway to someplace romantic," said Peete, referring to her husband, a former NFL quarterback. Peete introduced prizes of a trip to the Napa Valley and an SUV. Chen introduced a shopping spree in New York City, complete with a personal shopping assistant, plus a BMW convertible. They ended together with the traditional "It's all yours if ... the price is right."

Don't get used to Chen and Peete on 'The Price Is Right.' 'The Talk' was renewed earlier this year, and the show is doing well. Then again, it never hurts to have your resume on file somewhere else.

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Cote De Pablo Teaches 'The Talk' Hosts the Art of TV Fistfights (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Apr 5th 2011 1:00PM
Cote De Pablo teached 'The Talk' the art of the TV fistfightIn her role playing former Mossad agent Ziva David on 'NCIS,' Cote De Pablo does a lot of fighting, a skill she showed off on Monday's 'The Talk' (weekdays, syndicated on CBS). De Pablo taught the panel a few moves for a convincing TV fistfight, pairing off with Julie Chen while Sharon Osbourne and Holly Robinson Peete mimicked their movements.

Some of the essentials were keeping a "fighter's pose," making eye contact, and swinging so that it looks to the camera like you're making contact, but missing by enough to not accidentally smack your fight partner. Chen went a little over the top in reacting to De Pablo's punch. "It's very Cher," said De Pablo.

Not to be outdone, Peete and Osbourne went at it, and Osbourne took a fairly convincing dive to the floor. Peete hopped on top of her and continued the beating. Perhaps there's some underlying hostility on the set.

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Leah Remini and Julie Chen Compare Methods for Using Public Toilets (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Mar 31st 2011 5:45PM
Julie Chen on 'The Talk'For the germ-phobic, there are many methods for using public toilets. Leah Remini and Julie Chen discussed their personal approaches Thursday on 'The Talk' (weekdays, syndicated on CBS). Both try to avoid contact, but Remini is a but more frantic about it.

Chen uses a yoga approach, hands folded as if in prayer, and smoothly bending over the apparatus. "Oh yeah, I got those leg muscles," Chen said.

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Sharon Osbourne Kind of Knows Who Her Co-Hosts Are, Sometimes (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Mar 29th 2011 5:50PM
Sharon Osbourne and Holly Robinson Peete on 'The Talk'Sharon Osbourne took some ribbing from her co-hosts today on 'The Talk' (weekdays, syndicated on CBS) for not remembering their names on several occasions. There was her appearance on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' when she called Holly Robinson Peete "Holly Robertson Peete" and then insisted she got it right even while they were discussing the clip, in which Kimmel corrected Osbourne.

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