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5 Things to Know About Audrey Middleton, Big Brother's First Transgender Contestant

Originally posted 06/24/2015 06:40PM

Big Brother has had its share of memorable, controversial, and noteworthy contestants. Now, in the show's seventeen season, the CBS reality competition will welcome its first transgender houseguest.

Audrey Middleton – a digital media consultant from Villa Rica, Georgia – is a self-described "Big Brother super-fan" who plans to "make bold moves" while competing in the house.

Middleton will reveal to her fellow houseguests that she is transgender on the show's season premiere Wednesday night, and here are five other facts you should know about the 25-year-old:

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Big Brother Host Julie Chen Explains the Origins of Her Nickname, 'The Chenbot'

Originally posted 06/24/2015 07:15AM

Julie Chen knows you call her names, and she's fine with it.

In fact, the host of Big Brother and The Talk has truly embraced the fact that she is known to some fans as "The Chenbot."

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Julie Chen on Transgender Big Brother Houseguest: 'I Hope You Watch with Compassion'

Originally posted 06/17/2015 08:00PM

An emotional Julie Chen spoke out on Wednesday's The Talk about the first transgender houseguest to appear on the 17th season of Big Brother.

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Former Pro Wrestler, College Football Player & Professional Poker Player Among New Big Brother Cast

Big Brother 17 Cast Revealed

Originally posted 06/16/2015 09:15AM

Get ready to clear space off your DVR because Big Brother is back!

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From EW: Big Brother Power Couple Jeff and Jordan Join Marriage Boot Camp

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From EW: Big Brother Power Couple Jeff and Jordan Join Marriage Boot Camp

Originally posted 05/27/2015 08:40PM

The latest season of the reality show premieres May 29

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What Crazy Thing Are Kendra Wilkinson and Hank Baskett Doing for Their Marriage?

Kendra Wilkinson and Hank Baskett Sign Up for Marriage Boot Camp

Originally posted 03/10/2015 10:15AM

Apparently, Kendra Wilkinson and Hank Baskett need a little more "reality" in their life to shore up their marriage.

The couple, who briefly split and then got back together on last season's Kendra on Top, will join the third season of Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars on WE tv (the same network that airs their reality show).

Wilkinson and Baskett will be joined on the show by Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino and Lauren Pesce from Jersey Shore and The Sorrentinos, Aubrey O'Day and Travis Garland from Making the Band and Celebrity Apprentice, Tami Roman and Reggie Youngblood from Basketball Wives, and Jeff Schroeder and Jordan Lloyd from Big Brother.

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Dick Donato: Reaction to HIV Disclosure Has Been 'Overwhelmingly Positive'

Dick Donato: Reaction to My HIV Disclosure Has Been 'Overwhelmingly Positive'

Originally posted 10/29/2014 11:25AM

When Big Brother winner Dick Donato decided to go public with his HIV-positive status earlier this month, he wasn't sure what to expect.

After all, Donato was best known as "Evel Dick," a reality-TV villain. "We'll see what people have to say about it," he told PEOPLE at the time. "Everyone will have an opinion."

As it turns out, the public has embraced Donato, who is currently appearing on Couples Therapy.

"The reaction has been overwhelmingly positive," he tells PEOPLE. "Absolutely fantastic."

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Big Brother's Frankie Grande Is Headed to Broadway

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Big Brother's Frankie Grande Is Headed to Broadway

Originally posted 10/21/2014 10:00AM

Frankie Grande's dreams just keep coming true.

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Julie Chen on Being Married to One of Hollywood's Most Powerful Men | Julie Chen

Julie Chen on Being Married to One of Hollywood's Most Powerful Men

Originally posted 10/16/2014 02:15PM

The Talk and Big Brother host (and wife to CBS Corp. CEO Leslie Moonves) says she's ok with "things being whispered behind my back."

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Big Brother Winner Dick Donato: 'I Am HIV Positive'

Big Brother Winner Dick Donato: 'I Am HIV Positive'

Originally posted 10/01/2014 09:25AM

When Big Brother 8 winner Dick Donato signed up to appear on VH1's Couples Therapy, he decided to use the show to go public with a very personal struggle: He has been living with HIV since 2011.

The reality-TV villain, who often goes by the nickname "Evel Dick," is appearing on the VH1 show with his on-again, off-again girlfriend Stephanie Rogness-Fischer. On Wednesday's episode of Couples Therapy, he'll reveal his struggle with the show's therapist, Dr. Jenn Berman. In an upcoming episode, he will share the news with the rest of the show's cast, including The Bachelor's Juan Pablo Galavis and Nikki Ferrell.

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