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'Big Brother' returns for a new season in aftermath of cast turmoil
'Big Brother' returns for a new season in aftermath of cast turmoil

Outfitted with a fresh, photogenic cast, "Big Brother" is watching again, launching an all-new season of shifting alliances, back-stabbing and outrageous stunts. "This, I promise you, will be the most twisted season ever," the show's host Julie Chen proclaimed in a recent plug for the Wednesday kickoff of the CBS reality series that isolates 16 participants inside a custom-made house for an entire summer. Absent in the promotion of the new season however has been any mention of the elephant in the "Big Brother" living room — the racist and homophobic comments that clouded last season, but did bolster ratings. Though the network and the...

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