Big Brother to welcome its first transgender housemate

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Big Brother to welcome its first transgender housemate
Contestant Audrey Middleton, a digital media consultant, was born a male named Adam. The 25-year-old Middleton will become the U.S. Big Brother’s first transgender contestant. A transgender housemate won Big Brother UK in 2004 (Warning: Link is NSFW).

BBC names new Top Gear host
British radio and TV personality Chris Evans will replace Jeremy Clarkson and lead a new lineup for the BBC series.

Regina King returning to American Crime
Creator John Ridley says of her new Season 2 role: “She’s phenomenal in all regards, and is going to be at the center of a story that deals with physicality, sexuality, and societal boundaries with the same urgency as our first season dealt with race and faith.”

Networks are already battling to land an interview with the escaped killers
Authorities in New York have no idea where convicts Richard Matt and David Sweat are, but morning show bookers are in position to try to nab exclusive interviews with them, should they be captured.

Starz orders Neil Gaiman’s American Gods
“I am thrilled, ‎scared, delighted, nervous and a ball of glorious anticipation,” Gaiman said of the book adaptation, which will be led in part by Hannibal boss Bryan Fuller.

Will Emmy voters give Letterman a final Emmy?
Jimmy Kimmel has been pushing for the retired Late Show host to earn one last Emmy victory.

Watch the first episode of Comedy Central’s Another Period
Natasha Leggero and Riki Lindhome’s spoof follows the Victorian-era version of the Kardashians.

How many jokes per minute does Veep have?
The HBO comedy has more jokes in each 30-minute episode than any other show.

Debbie Matenopoulos named the new host of The Insider
The View alum will replace Thea Andrews, starting July 6.