‘The Talk’ Hosts Bring Backrubs and Backstabbing to ‘Big Brother’

by | July 12, 2012 at 3:07 PM | Big Brother, The Talk

Julie Chen, Sharon Osbourne and Sheryl Underwood (Photo: CBS)

Fans of “The Talk” may be used to seeing the show’s hosts engage in friendly banter during their discussions of current issues, but when they’re pitted against each other in competition, it’s every woman for herself.

Hosts Julie Chen, Aisha Tyler, Sheryl Underwood, Sharon Osbourne, and Sara Gilbert rang in the new season of the Chen-hosted hit “Big Brother,” which premieres Thursday night on CBS, by going head-to-head in the reality show house.

The result?

While the wild, futuristic manse was a draw for some of the contestants, it was clear that it wouldn’t be all fun and games for long.

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After only a few minutes in the “Big Brother” house, players were beginning to crack. “Being here for, you know, one, two, three months at a time, I think I’d go nuts,” confessed Sharon Osbourne. “I’d probably end up eating people or something.”

Chen, whose role as host of the show may have given her a competitive advantage, was still bringing her A-game when it came to strategizing, forming alliances and doling out back massages to her fellow housemates to get ahead. “I plan on massaging my way to the finish line and not getting evicted,” Chen revealed.

The women battled their way through costumed challenges and whispered strategy sessions, but in the end, there could only be one winner.

The losing party (watch to find out who it is!) had only this to say to her housemates: “I cannot believe how much money I paid out while I was in that house, how many sexual favors… I held you women. I baked for you. Watch your back!”

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While the hosts may be done battling each other, Chen revealed that this 14th season of “Big Brother” would provide unprecedented challenges for the housemates, with the last remaining Houseguest winning the $500,000 grand prize.

“Four former legendary houseguests are moving back into the house,” she explained. “These four former houseguests are playing their own game and they’re playing for a different prize. They have their own agenda.”

The “Big Brother” season premieres airs Thursday at 9/8c on CBS.