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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, ...

Who Won 'Big Brother'?

Posted 09.19.2013 | TV

Andy Herren is the winner of "Big Brother" Season 15, beating out GinaMarie Zimmerman and Spencer Clawson to earn the $500,000 prize. It was a lon...

Another Season For 'Big Brother'

Posted 09.12.2013 | TV

"Big Brother's" most controversial season ever is coming to an end, and CBS is giving it another go. On Thursday, the network renewed the reality ...

Could 'Big Brother' Get Any Worse?

AP | DAVID BAUDER | Posted 10.08.2013 | TV

NEW YORK — A run of ethnically insensitive remarks has continued during filming for the CBS reality TV show "Big Brother," raising questions abo...

'Big Brother' Gets Even More Racist

Posted 08.03.2013 | TV

Just when you thought the racism on "Big Brother" couldn't get any worse, house guest Amanda Zuckerman was caught making racist remarks about her Afri...

Les Moonves On 'Big Brother' Racism: 'I Find It Absolutely Appalling'

The Huffington Post | Maureen Ryan | Posted 07.30.2013 | TV

The rampant racism, homophobia, and anti-Semitism on "Big Brother's" current Season 15 has created a firestorm of controversy. Houseguests Aaryn and G...

Homophobic Slurs On 'Big Brother' Inspire Awesome Reponse

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rudolph | Posted 07.11.2013 | Gay Voices

The latest season of "Big Brother" certainly has been the most talked about in years thanks to the homophobic and racial slurs some of the contestants...

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...

'Big Brother' Contestant's Employer Speaks Out After Comments

Posted 07.07.2013 | TV

"Big Brother" contestant Spencer Clawson's employer Union Pacific is speaking out after Spencer's derogatory statements were caught on camera. Spe...

'Big Brother' Hits A New Low

Posted 07.06.2013 | TV

Bad news for "Big Brother": Amid the recent controversy over racist and homophobic statements made by several "Big Brother" contestants, the series ha...

CBS Responds To 'Big Brother' Racism Controversy

The Huffington Post | Alex Moaba | Posted 07.03.2013 | TV

CBS has responded to the growing controversy over racist and homophobic statements made by several "Big Brother" contestants that were captured on the...

'Big Brother' Preview: Does Dan Control The Outcome?

Posted 09.19.2012 | TV

The season finale of "Big Brother" is upon us, and Dan, Ian and Danielle are the final three houseguests vying for the $500,000 prize. Sunday nigh...

Ejected 'Big Brother' Cast Member Tells His Side Of The Story

Posted 07.22.2012 | TV

The "Big Brother 14" video feeds were down for hours Friday, June 20 and when they came back on, Willie Hantz was gone. Fellow cast member Boogie ...

Julie Chen And 'The Talk' Hosts Get Dirty Playing 'Big Brother'

Posted 07.10.2012 | TV

Julie Chen's hosting gigs are colliding! To prep for the premiere of Season 14 of "Big Brother" (Thurs., July 12, 9 p.m. ET on CBS), "The Talk" co-hos...

Reality Television and the Limitations of Copyright

David R. Ginsburg | Posted 08.24.2012 | TV
David R. Ginsburg

Recent weeks have seen much attention to an aggressive dispute between CBS and ABC over a pair of "reality" television shows. What motivates the relentless attempts by reality TV plaintiffs to seek injunctive and damage relief that courts are simply not granting?

'Glass House' Lawsuit Goes Before Judge

AP | ANTHONY McCARTNEY | Posted 08.15.2012 | TV

LOS ANGELES — A federal judge on Friday said he's inclined to allow ABC to air its new reality competition series "The Glass House" over rival n...

'Big Brother' To Return In July

Posted 04.24.2012 | TV

CBS is revving up for a sizzling summer! The network has announced that the season premiere of "Big Brother" will air on Thursday, July 12 at 9 p.m...