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'Big Brother': Julie Chen on first evictions of the season and game changes

Each week after every eviction, host Julie Chen will answer a few questions about the latest episode of ‘Big Brother’. 

EW: Two evictions in, do you think the game changes have been effective?
JULIE CHEN: I absolutely think the game changes are effective. With two less people, it’s only going to get tougher to decide who the two HOHs nominate. It almost forces people to play hard or be eliminated. Plus you are going to have a lot of upset people every week with 4 nominees. Even if you win battle of the block, you are going to be mad you were nominated and then you’re going to want payback! This game just gets more intense. READ FULL STORY

'MasterChef Junior' exclusive: Champion Alexander Weiss on his return to the kitchen

After winning the first season of MasterChef Junior, Alexander Weiss has taken his culinary skills around the world—he’s done everything from cook for the British consulate to appear on the Fox reality competition’s Indonesian adaptation. Now the native New Yorker finds himself on more familiar ground as he returns to the MasterChef kitchen on Monday’s episode, alongside season 4 winner Luca Manfé. Watch an exclusive clip of the top 16 contestants meeting their guest judges for the first time: READ FULL STORY

'The Bachelorette' episode 6: 'If you say you're gonna do better, then I guess I've gotta wait for you to do better'

You know what Tom Petty says, Andi: The waiting is the hardest part. But I think you’re going to be waiting a long time for the dude referenced above (no spoilers here—stay tuned for my full recap later) to stop being such a major d-bag. Then again, you seem to have a thing for major d-bags… otherwise why would Josh still be in the mix? In other news, I cannot believe it took this long for Team Bachelorette to work a lie-detector test into the show—brava, as they say in Italy. As for the suitor who admitted while strapped to a polygraph that he does not wash his hands after using the bathroom? I think that stomach bug you suffered on the same date was karma catching up with you. Am I right, fellow germaphobes?

Bear Grylls takes celebrities into the wild in new NBC reality show

Survival specialist Bear Grylls is basically a living, breathing, accented guide to how to stay alive in the most extreme situations. And now, he’s going to share that knowledge with people you might recognize.

NBC has ordered six episodes of Running Wild with Bear Grylls, a new hour-long series in which Grylls will take celebrities into “remote and wild locations in the U.S. and around the world” for 48 hours. So far, the celebs lined up to have their own stand-alone episodes include Zac Efron, Ben Stiller, Channing Tatum, Deion Sanders, Tom Arnold, and The Today Show‘s Tamron Hall. READ FULL STORY

'The Bachelorette' exclusive: Watch Cody confront Nick

Nobody mocks Cody and gets away with it. Nobody.

For most rose lovers, Cody is just a body builder Andi barely associates with — yet doesn’t feel the need to send home. But on tonight’s Bachelorette, expect Cody to do more than sit back, flex his muscles, and blend into the background.

We’ve got an exclusive clip of Cody’s first confrontation with none other than series frontrunner Nick. After the guys decide to call out the way Nick feels he deserves more than, well, everyone else, Cody takes things one step further: Putting those muscles of his to good use, Cody get in Nick’s face and makes sure that Mr. Perfect knows that it’s never OK to mock a man in a pink/purple shirt. READ FULL STORY

Harry Shum Jr., Chilli, and Michael Curry to judge new truTV series 'Fake Off'

The year’s fakest TV show has found its judging panel.

Harry Shum Jr., Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas, and Michael Curry have all signed on for truTV’s Fake Off, a new competition series about the captivating art of faking. Hosted by actor and dancer Robert Hoffman (Step Up 2: The Streets), the series combines Kabuki theater, acrobatics, dance, costume, and illusion as teams are challenged to recreate and reimagine iconic moments in pop culture, all in hopes of being named America’s Fake-Off champion. It’s sort of like the Oscar-nominated film The Act of Killing, except a lot less violent and bloody. READ FULL STORY

LeAnn Rimes, Eddie Cibrian talk Brandi Glanville in new reality show trailer -- VIDEO

LeAnn Rimes and Eddie Cibrian know what it’s like to live with paparazzi cameras following their every move — but they’re adding reality cameras into the mix with their new series, LeAnn & Eddie.

In the first trailer for the show, the couple admits that the fact that they fell in love when they were both married to other people. That wasn’t “the best way to start off,” as Cibrian put it. But although they say they’re concentrating on moving forward, that doesn’t mean the pair won’t bring up the past. The preview features numerous mentions of Cibrian’s ex, Brandi Glanville, including one about rehab.

Watch the trailer below: READ FULL STORY

InsideTV Podcast: 'Survivor' champ Parvati talks possible all-winners season

It’s been discussed many times before, but Survivor still has yet to pull out an all-winners edition of the reality franchise. If they ever did stage the ultimate battle royale, the question is — would one of the best winners ever, Parvati Shallow, come back for it? In the past, Pavarti has claimed that she is done as a contestant (having played three times, winning the Micronesia season and being runner-up for Heroes vs. Villains), but we posed the question again last week when she guested on Entertainment Weekly Radio (SiriusXM, channel 105), which was broadcasting from Nicaragua for the filming of Survivor: San Juan del Sur — Blood vs. Water. So what did she say this time? READ FULL STORY

'Bachelor in Paradise' cast revealed

If you’re still mourning the loss of Bachelor Pad, we have some good news: Although that specific Bachelor spin-off isn’t making a return, there’s another headed your way, and this one promises even more shirtlessness.

ABC has officially announced the cast of Bachelor in Paradise, the network’s latest reality TV endeavor, during which contestants will travel to Mexico and live together for seven weeks in an “isolated romantic paradise.” For seven episodes, we will get to watch all of their romantic explorations. We can’t promise kissing competitions, but ABC’s press release did mention something about “new twists, shocking surprises, unexpected guests, and some of the most unlikely relationships in Bachelor history.” Let’s all just hope none of that means Kasey is going to show up with a new tattoo.

Check out the full cast list below (with the Bachelor/Bachelorette season they appeared on in parentheses): READ FULL STORY

'Rising Star' trailer: Ludacris is tired of waiting for results

Rising Star made sure to cover its genre bases when selecting its judges: Country singer Brad Paisley, pop star Kesha, and rapper Ludacris will all critique performances on the new ABC singing competition show, hosted by Josh Groban.

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TLC's 'Kate Plus Eight: Sextuplets Turn 10' special: Some things never change -- VIDEO

It’s been nearly three years since TLC cameras followed Kate Gosselin and her family for the final season of Kate Plus Eight. But now that her youngest kids — the sextuplets who helped Gosselin and her ex-husband, Jon, score a reality series in the first place — are turning 10, the network is revisiting the clan for a new special.

In a trailer for the two-part Kate Plus Eight: Sextuplets Turn 10, the kids — the three boys and three girls who are celebrating their tenth birthday and their older twin sisters — have definitely grown up since the last time we saw them. But it looks like some things never change — namely, Kate’s assertive, my-way-or-the-highway nature.

When daughter Mady speaks out of turn, Kate banishes her from the living room. The girl is given a chance for “last redemption,” but is also mocked by Kate for moping on her way back to the couch. Eek. If you’re going to put your parenting on display, could you possibly try appearing less cold toward your children? READ FULL STORY

'So You Think You Can Dance': Mary, Nigel and Cat on the new season, how the dancers are getting smarter, and more

So, you think you know what you can expect on the new season of So You Think You Can Dance? Think again.

“I think people have actually got it and they understand that they have to do something different,” host Cat Deeley told EW at the Los Angeles auditions in March. Hollywood marked the final audition city for season 11 of the hit summer franchise and, unlike in previous seasons, will also serve as the callback location replacing Las Vegas.

“At least they’re going somewhere!” judge Mary Murphy joked. After more than a decade on the air, expectations are higher for everyone involved. “Some cities, we were very picky with our tickets,” Murphy said. “After so many seasons, we know what we want to see and we want to see unique and we want to see something new.”

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Mel B on her scary reputation and the international appeal of 'America's Got Talent'

Shouldn’t a show about finding the best talent in the United States have an all-American judging panel?  Not really, says Mel B., who returns Tuesday for her second year on America’s Got Talent. (NBC’s talent competition is currently in its ninth season.) According to the Spice Girl, the show’s internationally-seasoned experts — who mostly hail from outside the U.S. — actually give AGT a much more comprehensive outlook.

“Well, I think between the four of us, you have the entire world covered,” Mel told EW of working with Heidi Klum and two guys named Howard (Stern and Mandel, of course). “You got Heidi, who is an international supermodel. She’s traveled, she knows her fashion, she knows about entertainment. You know me, who’s also traveled the world with the Spice Girls. I had my own show in Vegas; I’ve done Broadway. Then you got Howie, who is an amazing comedian from Canada, and Howard Stern, [American] radio jockey for God knows how long. I think between the four of us, we got this.” READ FULL STORY

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