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Why 'Big Brother' Doesn't Cast 'Smarter' People

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 01.23.2014 | TV

This past summer, CBS' "Big Brother" contestants caused quite the controversy with racist and homophobic remarks by Aaryn Gries and Amanda Zuckerman, ...

America Was Watching: After Controversial Big Brother Season, an Interview With Amanda Zuckerman

Shira Hirschman Weiss | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Shira Hirschman Weiss

While more players (including those with less airtime who were eliminated early on) would be called out by live feed watchers, Gries, Zuckerman and Clawson were the top three who stood out, with brash Boca realtor Amanda Zuckerman a close fourth.

Racist 'Big Brother' Contestant's Family Is Doing Damage Control

Posted 07.18.2013 | TV

The outrage over "Big Brother" contestant Aaryn Gries' racist and homophobic remarks are no secret to the outside world, but Gries herself has no idea...

Big Brother Shows Contestants' True Colors

Sunny Bjerk | Posted 09.17.2013 | TV
Sunny Bjerk

Is it more responsible for CBS to edit out the contestants' racist and homophobic comments from the primetime broadcast or show the contestants with little to no filter? This question is further muddled when some viewers may take the airing of these epithets as mere entertainment.

Why 'Big Brother' Finally Aired The Racist Comments

Posted 07.09.2013 | TV

The "Big Brother" racism controversy has been raging on while the contestants inside the house seemingly have no idea. Several have lost their jobs or...

David Thinks 'It's Pretty Harsh The Way America's Been Treating' Aaryn

Zap2It | Posted 07.08.2013 | TV

Surfer dude David Girton was the first hamster evicted from the "Big Brother 15" house. He tells Zap2it that he can't wait to get to know Aaryn outsid...

Big Brother 15: A Cesspool of Homophobia and Racism

Evan Ross Katz | Posted 09.02.2013 | TV
Evan Ross Katz

"No one's gonna vote for whoever that queer puts up." --Aaryn Gries, 22 The "queer" this Texas college student is referring to is 26-year-old Andy Herren. They're both contestants on the 15th season of CBS' Big Brother.

Another 'Big Brother' Contestant Fired Over Racist Comments

Posted 07.03.2013 | TV

The "Big Brother" racism controversy has resulted in another job loss. According to TMZ, housemate GinaMarie Zimmerman has been fired from her day job...