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Ariana Grande Visits 'Big Brother' Set to Cheer on Frankie!

Ariana Grande poses with host Julie Chen while visiting the set of Big Brother for the live eviction episode on Thursday (August 7) in Los Angeles.

The 21-year-old singer’s older brother Frankie Grande is one of this year’s contestants and up until hours before the live show started, it looked like he might be one of the victim’s of the episode’s double eviction.

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Fortunately for Frankie, the tables turned and his alliance stuck together to get other people out of the house! The competition is now down to the final nine players.

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Big Brother 15's Aaryn Confronted for Racist Remarks by Julie Chen (Video)

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On this week’s live eviction episode of Big Brother, the moment that many people have been waiting for all season finally came when Aaryn Gries was confronted by Julie Chen for her racist remarks made during the game.

Aaryn was evicted from the house during the show and during her exit interview with Julie, she was asked to comment on the things she said.

“Being Southern, it is a stereotype and I have said some things that have been taken completely out of context and wrong. I do not mean to ever come off racist. That is not me and I apologize to anyone I have offended for that,” Aaryn said. She received a ton of boos and laughs from the audience, even though they are specifically told not to react during the interview.

Julie then noted that everything said while she was in the house was streamed live on the internet and then read back some of the things Aaryn has said, including:

  • “Be careful what you say in the dark, you might not be able to see the b-tch,” referring to Candice, an African-American contestant; “Shut up, go make some rice,” referring to Helen, an Asian contestant; and “Nobody is going to vote for whoever that queer puts up,” referring to Andy, a gay contestant.

“I honestly feel horrible. I feel like in Texas we say things that are sometimes… we joke and we don’t mean it,” Aaryn said in her final remarks. “I really feel bad that this is how it has been seen and how I’ve come across to people. I don’t want to seem like that person and I really do respect everyone in this game, although we have had some really hard times because we’re all fighting for our lives in the game.”

WHAT DO YOU THINK of Aaryn’s reaction to Julie’s questions?


Big Brother 15′s Aaryn Confronted for Racist Remarks by Julie Chen

'Big Brother' Host Julie Chen Addresses Aaryn's Racist Remarks

The current season of Big Brother has ignited a lot of debate and criticism over several contestants who have said racist, homophobic, and sexist remarks that have been captured on the show’s live 24/7 feed.

Three contestants – Aaryn, GinaMarie, and Spencer – have already been reprimanded by their jobs back at home, though they have no idea yet as they have no communication with the world outside of the house

Host Julie Chen has been silent on the matter so far, but she has spoken out during a live taping of The Talk on Monday (July 8).

“I have to be honest, it stung,” Julie said (via ET Online). “Those things, in my opinion … it felt mean-spirited. It felt ugly and it felt mean.”

“When I first found out that Aaryn, who is a 22-year-old girl, made anti-gay, anti-black and anti-Asian comments, I have to be honest, the Asian ones hit me the most. It stung. I took it personally,” Julie continued. “I’m a human being. The really sad part, it took me back to the ’70s when I was growing up in Queens and I was 7-years-old getting bullied, being called a chink. I thought, ‘Wow, I haven’t heard comments like that [in years].’ The year is 2013. I felt ignorant, there are still people in the country who feel and act that way? Yes there [are]. It made me sad. She’s 22 and she’s college educated.”

WHAT DO YOU THINK of the racism going on in the Big Brother house?

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Lucy Liu & Jonny Lee Miller: CBS Upfront & 'The Talk' Guest!

Elementary stars Lucy Liu and Jonny Lee Miller hit the carpet at the 2013 CBS Upfront Presentation held at the Tents at Lincoln Center on Wednesday (May 15) in New York City.

Earlier in the day, the 44-year-old actress sat down with the ladies of The Talk to chat about her hit series, which was renewed for a second season.

Also in attendance at the upfront event were The Talk ladies Julie Chen (with husband and CBS boss Les Moonves), Sharon Osbourne, Aisha Tyler, Sara Gilbert and Sheryl Underwood. The gals are in the Big Apple doing a special week of shows in New York! Catch it at 2pm on CBS.

The stars of the new show HostagesDylan McDermott and Toni Collette – were on hand, as was the cast of IntelligenceJosh Holloway, Marg Helgenberger, and Meghan Ory. Finally, NCIS: Los Angeles stars LL Cool J and Chris O’Donnell were also at the event.

FYI: Lucy is wearing a Vivienne Westwood dress, Charlotte Olympia shoes, and David Yurman jewelry at the upfront. She is wearing a Thakoon dress on the talk show.

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