Thursday, June 30, 2011

Meet Adam Poch

This interview is courtesy of Matt Whitfield from WeLoveBigBrother.com.  Matt must have something on somebody, because he seems to be the only one with this type of content right now.  The CBS website has zilch at this point, and Real Network isn't far ahead of that.  Maybe they are hunkering down for the crush of rabid BB fandom.  I'll give them that.

You can watch this interview here.


Adam is a 39 year old from Hoboken, NJ who works in inventory control for a music company.  (This probably means he manages a warehouse full of CDs!)  Adam seems to be an easy talker, and comes across great on camera.

He is a HUGE Big Brother fan and gives thanks for his DVR so he can actually watch the show and have a social life during the summer.  He watches the live feeds and goes to sleep with Showtime 2 on so he doesn't miss anything. 

He likes to say he is the perfect combination of Evel Dick and Chicken George --if they had a child, it would be him.

Why Evel Dick?  Because he's metal! And Chicken George is a sweetheart--that's why they call him the Metal TeddyBear.
Other than liking the same music, Adam isn't much like Evel Dick, although he can have a temper if provoked.  He is irritated by people who have everything handed to them--he had to work for everything he has and hates it when other people don't appreciate what they have.  Everything Adam has is through hard work and dedication.

He is not married but he has a lovely girlfriend at home.  She is a school teacher so she has the entire summer off and this would have been their first summer together.  He is going to miss laying in bed with her on Saturday and Sunday mornings and watching 90210--it's going to be really tough on him, a big challenge.  His goal is to win the money to build a life for the two of them.

He will lie, cheat and steal to win, but he won't have a showmance.  ("Sorry ladies!")  He knows there are going to be a lot of babes in bikinis and will be wearing sunglasses so staring is not obvious.  He hopes to get comfortable in the house around the cameras.  He's there to win the money so he doesn't care what we think or have to say about it.

He is a guy---he scratches himself, he poops and farts.  That's just a part of life.

He can't think of anybody to hide from that he would hate to see in the house.

Adam:  Why, do you know something I don't?

He wants to win the first HOH if possible---he is a big personality and is kind of loud.  It might take a while for people to know him and winning first would give him two weeks to make friends.  He thinks he will try to rally up the floaters into an alliance--he thinks this hasn't been tried yet.  He has to see who is in the house first, though, and adapt to whatever happens and whoever is there.

Ronnie was one of his favorite players because he was a gamer and a student of the game.  But  he came on too strong and played a whole season in two weeks.  That's something he needs to watch for--the first couple of weeks he is going to try to hold back and watch other people do stupid things.  He needs to see who is in there and get to know them---see what he can use them for, etc.  (Good way to phrase it.)

He has had some tragedies in his life--both of his parents passed away but he thinks Matt Hoffman (BB12) really screwed that up for him with his lies about Stacy being ill last year.  So he can't use the Sympathy Card--as awful as that sounds, because people will think he is lying.

 Adam's father was his hero and if people thought he was lying about him, it would be devastating.

 Adam doesn't think he looks 39, and has friends at all ages, so he doesn't think age will be a factor.

 Adam:  I'm hip...I'm trendy...I watch TMZ...I love Beverly Hills 90120--the new 90210.

 Matt gives him 30 seconds to pitch us--why should we root for him?
Adam:  Cause I'm the heavy metal teddy bear--you've never met anybody like me!  I'm soft and sweet, but I'm also a strong person...I have great beliefs... I'm awesome!  I'm not conceited, I'm convinced!  That's what my girlfriend says..I really am a good person and you will see by my game that I'm here to win.  I may lie and cheat and steal but I'll do it with a smile!

 This was such a chatty interview that Matt didn't get around to playing This or That.  After the interview, Matt appeared and told us two things to watch for:

1.  If Adam pulls on his left ear, that is a shout out to his boss.
2.  Every night at 10:10, Adam is going to shout out his girlfriend's name.

My thoughts:  Wow I made the wrong early call on Adam.  I like him even though he is not eye candy.  I love that he is a solid Big Brother fan.  Surely he knows that we like it when he talks to us on the live feeds.  Do that Adam, and you'll be an early favorite with the internet crowd.

I like that he is really thinking out his strategy, down to what he can say about his parents' death.

I have to say, I really think Evel Dick will be in the house, even though there are questions about Dani's participation in the Rumor Control show.  I think Adam would be a foil to Dick---either a good friend or strong foe.  I'm looking forward to seeing Adam and how he handles himself.  I can picture Adam rocking out with his HOH headphones on, doing the Beavis & Butthead head bobbing thing. 

Meet Lawon Exum

This interview is also from WeLoveBigBrother.com.  They are the only ones on the ball with uploading their interviews today!  (Thanks Matt Whitfield--big shout out to you.)  You can see this interview here.

Well, it is pronounced "La-wan" and he is a 39 year old legal file clerk from Inglewood California.  He has watched BB since season #1 and thinks he is most like Dr. Will---his personality, his charisma, his "vainess", etc.

Lawon thinks he will win this game because of his personality--he is "like sunshine every day, like a multivitamin"---people need him every day.  I'll go out on a limb and say Lawon is gay.  He is ready to be himself on camera and put himself out there.  He is going to wear a green mask (?) on his face several times each week after cleansing.

If he had to choose a celebrity he is most like, it would be Prince.  He is always singing in his head and it will be hard not to sing and hum.

He is into fitness and taking care of himself but thinks he can handle a slop diet.  He is open to a showmance and is into beautiful people, like Beyonce types and Prince.  He has no one in his life that he would hate to see in the house so he's not threatened by that type of twist.

He is willing to throw the first HOH if he needs to.  He is vague about his strategy and won't say what type of people he doesn't get along with.  (which makes for a great interview--not)

Matt:  Every year there are three groups of people--the good guys, the bad guys and the floaters.  Which group do you think you will be in?

Lawon, giggling: Probably the bad guys!  Everybody is going to underestimate me and think I'm bubbly but trust me I can be conniving and sneaky.

He plans to lie and say he just graduated from college, even though that happened 10 years ago.  He won't lie about his age, but he will lie about college to throw off the others so they think he is just a file clerk.

(But isn't he just a file clerk?  Am I missing something? Or is Lawon missing a decent strategy?) 

His nicknames are LB, Sunshine and Boo.

Time for This or That?


Vanilla or Chocolate?  "That" (Yes, that was his answer.)
Twitter or Facebook?  Facebook
Beiber or Gaga? Gaga
Liberal or Conservative? Liberal.
Lust or Love?  Love
Fights or Walk Away?  Walk away..
But in this game?  Fights.

Blondes or Brunettes?  Blondes
$500,000 or new best friend for life?  $500,000!

Matt:  BB fans are some of the best sleuths around--is there something in your past that they will find?

Lawon:  No. Nah.

Matt is having a hard time with the interview, so he gives Lawon 30 seconds to address us and tell us why we should root for him.  Lawon says he will be the "best dressed fashion person that we've ever seen on Big Brother and his charsima and his flirtatious gonna get him to the top.  Don't underestimate, because there is gonna be a twist and he could be the winner."

Uh, okay.  Please watch the video to hear this for yourself.  Don't just take my word on it.  We're building trust here, people.

My thoughts:  I feel sorry for Matt.  That was a tough interview.  Just about everything Lawon said was in response to a question from Matt, and there were a lot of monosyllabic answers.  (In contrast to Dominic, who knows how to give and take in this situation.)

I think Lawon could go either way in the house---be the friendly, non-threatening humorist, or be a total nightmare bitch, yelling and screaming obsenities.  Depending on how he handles himself initially, he could float through the first few weeks while everyone else focuses on the people who stand out, or he could be the easy first pick to leave.  When people evade questions and don't say very much in interviews, it is either because they are hiding something, or they have nothing to say.  I'm leading towards the latter.

***yawn***

Please prove me wrong Lawon.  Maybe his nickname can be "It's Awwwn Lawon!".  (Props to Monica from BB2.)

Meet Dominic Briones

This interview is courtesy of WeLoveBigBrother.com.  CBS only has Porsche's interview up right now and there are no Real Networks interviews up yet.  You can watch this interview here.

 Dominic is a 25 year old male model who attends San Franscisco State.  He hates saying he is a "male model" because it sounds "douchey", but that is what he is.  He has never lived out side of his parents' house--this summer will be his first time living elsewhere.

 He has never lived "with random people, sharing the bathroom with a lot of different people" and is apprehensive about that.  Whenever he tells people he lives with his parents, it kills romantic prospects so you have to keep that kind of quiet.

Dominic doesn't plan on a showmance because it puts a target on your back and puts your alliances right out there.  He loves Vanessa Hudgens--that dark exotic look, but not slutty looking girls.

(Didn't Dominic see her slutty cell phone pictures?)

Dominic's agent sent him on a Go See and it was a BB open casting call.  He didn't know what it was for, but once the casting process started he started watching old episodes.  His favorite cast member is Enzo because "he repped the Italian side"  (Dominic is half Italian.) but Enzo "sucked in all the competitions".  He admires Jeff's gameplay because he was right out in the open and wasn't dishonest or sneaky.  He played hard.

Dom's friends would say he is outgoing and adventurous.  He can't name his best feature and doesn't consider himself good looking.  (Well, he's wrong!)

Rennie and Rachel would drive him insane---they are both so cackley and loud.  Every thing was all about them and that would drive Dominic nuts.  He adds that Jessie was also so into himself that it would drive him nuts to be around him.  He plans to lay low at first and not win anything.  He doesn't want an early target on his back and he wants to align with the drama-free people and then make a power move.

He doesn't consider himself a floater, but wants to align with the Good Guys under the radar.  He commends the Brigade but thinks everyone else has seen that too.  He would hate to see previous professors from school inside the BB house because he talked a lot in class and just wanted to have fun.  Some of his professors hate him.  He wants to keep his biochemistry degree (in process) quiet as long as he can so people won't be threatened.

He won't be able to lie though, but will be honest about living with his parents.

He might be "the trendy one" as he is "always rocking suspenders" and works with stylists through his modeling jobs.  He jokes that we can tell him what we think on his way out.

Now we move to fast questions--"This or That?"

Vanilla or Chocolate?  Vanilla
Twitter or Facebook?  Twitter
Beiber or Gaga?  Beiber
Liberal or Conservative? Ugh......liberal.
Lust or Love?  Love
Fights or Walk Away?  Ugh....Fights!
Blondes or Brunettes?  Brunettes for sure!
$500,000 or new best friend for life?  $500,000 Grand Prize!

Dominic is a big music fan and it will be hard not to hum.  He just found out today he can't sing in the shower and it's killing him.  He loves Bob Marley and Taylor Swift ("Tay Tay") and he doesn't care who knows.

My Thoughts:  Dominic is super cute and seems natural and talkative.  He might be my new favorite.  I thought he would be gay after reading somewhere this morning that he likes to dance around and listen to JLo, but now I don't think so.  I think he would be honest about it, at least to us.  Maybe not the house, but to us.

Conclusion:  Good Eye Candy.  Wasn't a fan of the show before being cast, but neither was Jordan.

Rumor Control - Episode 1

I am trying to watch the new show hosted by Ragan and Danielle, but this is what I see when the video starts.

Yes, our old friend Missy.  (My friends and I use the word "Missy" as a code name for weed, as in "will Missy be there tonight?", or "Can you make sure Missy is packed and ready to go to the beach house?".  So I always giggle a little to myself when I talk about Missy.)

So Missy kicks off the show by introducing Ragan and Danielle, who appear via Skype.  We can see them on screen but their actions don't line up with their words.  They are calling from separate locations.

I like Danielle's dark hair and she is actually smiling a lot, which is a good look for her.  Who knew she had such nice teeth?

As we know Ragan loves to talk, and he doesn't need much prompting from Missy (hee hee hee) to get started. Here are some of the major points of conversation.

1.  Missy brings up the rumor that the HG are being kidnapped today (this chat occurred a couple of weeks ago).  Ragan says that they should bring large quantities of good toothpaste with them---if they have a huge tub of Colgate or Crest they will be very popular in the house.  He explains that they had to use Tom's toothpaste last year and it tasted terrible.  He elaborates on this quite a bit...as Ragan likes to do.  Dani announces that they had Crest in their season, and Ragan spews about that.

2.  Ragan also states that BB will go through their clothing and take out a lot of stuff, which explains why he was wearing so many pastel colors last year.

3.  Then he says they should "prepare their boss for the onslaught of a-holes who will try to get you fired....and you need to tell them that because you won't be able to do damage control until after the finale".  According to Ragan this happens even if you are "a beloved character like Jeff Schroeder".

(I don't think anybody should get fired, but Ragan said what he said last year and if the powers that be at Cal Long Beach heard about it I don't think Ragan can blame it all on us.)

4.  So, I guess Ragan is going to make this all about him.  SHOCKER!

5.  He and Danielle trade some quips about this.  Danielle says that Amber was probably the one from her season who was targeted this way.  Ragan clarifies that Amber was a cocktail waitress and made some condescending remarks about her job.  (No job is an important as Ragan's, of course.)  Jameka also got some flack.

6.  Ragan talks about Tom's toothpaste again---he has post traumatic stress disorder from the taste in his mouth.  What a bitch he is being!

7.  Missy summarizes Ragan's advice in a funny way.  ("let's not buy Tom's toothpaste because Ragan told us not to...")

8.  Ragan points out that the premiere falls on 7-7-11, which are lucky numbers, but this is season #13 so that is an unlucky number.  He thinks this will play out during the season.  Ragan thinks the first HOH will be a luck thing, and will feature a roulette wheel or something like that.

9.  Dani says she thinks Vegas will be featured because she "thinks the whole season will be focused on Rachel".  I think that might have been a slip---this was weeks ago before the Duos were leaked.

(I wonder if Dani is regretting this----her face looks tight as Ragan drones on and on.)
10.  Ragan doesn't think that it will be a MacBeth season, because "Big Brother likes to really dumb things down".  Now Ragan talks about the show being shot in HD---he mentions seeing Enzo's bald head in HD.

11.  He also says that the CBS promotion department has no idea about what the theme is when they put together the "Join my Party" commercial that aired a few weeks ago.

12.  Ragan thinks that a haunted house would be fun, too.  Danielle would like aliens in the house.

13.  If they were the producers, they would get rid of slop.  Ragan was on slop for over 20 days and "got down to his birthweight".  Danielle was on for 2 weeks straight and Ragan said flies were buzzing around her.

14.  Ragan wants to see more hot messes this year.  Last year there were too many level-headed people on the show.  Dani interrupts and starts listing the crazies in BB12.  They both agree that someone like Phillip from Survivor would be great on the show.

15.  They bring up Rachel AGAIN and Ragan wants to see someone who will play hard from the get-go like Rachel would.

16.  Dani said that she didn't get to watch BB seasons in sequester, even though she was a fan and had seen all of the seasons.  Ragan assumes that the BB13 cast will watch BB12 in sequester, so they will want to get rid of all of the athletic guys in the beginning to avoid a Brigade-type situation.

17.  Ragan predicts that BB13 will be heavily female and he brings up his season again.  He thinks this will solve the problem of the dominant male.  Dani wisely interrupts to point out that women don't work well together and that we haven't seen that since Janelle was on the show working with Rachel. (?)

18.  Ragan is sweating and is dabbing at his forehead.  Danielle is not sweaty at all.

CQ = Caller Question

19.  CQ - Ragan, can you unblock me on Twitter?  It turns out that the caller is a huge Rachel fan and Ragan prods her to say what exactly she said to him on Twitter.  I can't believe this caller even gives a shit.  Dani urges Ragan NOT to unblock her.  The caller wants hot messes too, and enemies who are freaky---Friday the 13th type stuff.  Ragan plans to unblock her---EEENASHOPPING is her twitter handle and she loves Ragan.

(I hope a caller gets through to ask Danielle about Nick's nude gay pictures!)

20.  CQ - It is "Moosie".  She wants to know about showmances and what they think.  Dani says nobody plans to go into the house and have a showmance.  Ragan interrupts and says he likes non-traditional showmances like he and Matt.  He says they are still in love and he is waiting for Matt to leave Stacy.  Joking,  I think.  Ragan points out that he is VERY good friends with both Brendon and Rachel now, but thinks that they would have done more damage separately--they should have waited until the season was over to hook up.  Dani points out that "you just can't help it" when you're in there.

21.  Ragan continues to mop his face.

22.  CQ = What will make you cringe on BB13?  Dani says it is cringe-worthy to see yourself on BB commercials.  Ragan lost 20 pounds so he hates to see himself on the commercials, too.  He will cringe when he sees people make alliances right off the bat.  Dani brings up that Joe from her season made a lot of alliances that weren't shown on TV--he was aligned with everybody but the refrigerator.

(I think some of these callers are the same as last year, so we can look forward to that!  Ha ha ha)

23.  Oh god--it's Anne Marie from Boston, who sounds like Rosemary's next door neighbor who brought over the Chocolate Mouse.  (That is EXACTLY what she sounds like.)  Anne Marie confronts Ragan by saying he didn't seem to like drama during his season.  Ragan said he was "a game player, not a drama guy".  You can't have a one size fits all strategy in BB.  Ragan told the producers he wanted to be the peacemaker.  Ragan understands that the fans like explosive players like Janelle and Rachel, but the main goal is to win half a million dollars.  She asks Dani about fans who came up and asked her about her dad all the time---now that Dani is "incognito with the dark hair and it's been four years, it's not so bad".

24.  CQ = Does the outside of the house have anything to do with the theme of the show?  No, neither of them think it does.

25.  CQ = Do you think this will be a fairy tale theme this season?  Dani - No--that was my season!  Ragan thinks they can get a bunch of gays in there to prance around--the joke falls flat.

26.  CQ = Last year the feeds were slower-paced, not as much drama.   During casting, what kind of info do they learn about you?  Dani can't answer any questions about production (more proof that she may be on this year).  Ragan sidesteps the question.  The caller rephrases it.  Ragan hates to say it, but because the ratings were so good last year, they may cast more level-headed HG this year to cater to the TV audience, not the internet super fans.  The caller compliments Danielle's hair and Ragan shreiks "What about me?".

(I am SO THANKFUL that Ragan will not be a duo on BB13.)

27.  CQ = I heard an awful rumor that Russell Hantz is trying to get on BB13.  Ragan:  I don't think this would happen in a million years because CBS doesn't cross-promote.   Ragan said that Russell was hanging with Britney Haynes and Enzo before the Survivor finale and he said he would NEVER do BB because they don't make enough money.   Dani disputes this, but hey the grand prize is only half the Survivor prize so I agree with Russell.  The caller points out that past BB HG have appeared on Amazing Race and Ragan backtracks his earlier statement about the lack of cross-promotion.

28.  CQ = Danielle, what is your father doing right now---what is he up to?  Dani:  Well, you can ask him (***laughs**)--why don't you tweet him and ask him?  I'm not the person to ask.....  It is a tense moment and Missy moves it right along.

29.  CQ = Do you guys ever talk to HG from previous seasons?  Ragan: I've been to a few events--I'm not like Hayden Moss who goes to EVERY reality event--not that there's anything wrong with it, but I've been to a few and met Dani, Erica Landon, there's a few that I'm dying to meet like Danielle Reyes and Janelle so bad.  Ragan says it is a family and that people have contacted him from other seasons and have been very supportive.  (I think he just SLAMMED Hayden.)

30.  Ragan asks Dani who her favorite BB person is outside of her season.  She doesn't wan to answer but Ragan points out that Dani loves Annie from BB12.  Dani:  Yes, I loooove Annie!

31.  If Season #13 is bad luck, he wants the Have Not room to be hardcore---body odor piped in, acid dripping from the ceiling, etc.

32.  CQ = If you got the chance to go back in the house and play, would you do it?  Dani defers to Ragan who says if he is called for All Stars he would answer YES before they finish asking.  Dani deftly says that "anybody who says no is lying".  (So she didn't really answer---I think Dick and Danielle will be back....)

33.  Danielle's favorite competition from her season was the last Veto, which she won.  She had to match up the faces on the screen.  She enjoyed all of the food competitions since they were all super-fun and nothing you would ever do in real life.  Like diving into food and digging around. 

34.  CQ = Linda from Gainesville also sounds like she lives in Rosemary's building.  She would like to hear a competition where everyone is drunk and stumbling around.  Ragan said his season had more alcohol restrictions than previous seasons.  Dani says wait a minute---Rachel got a bottle of Patron!  One of Ragan's favorite moments was when Lydia got drunk in the golf competition and got fresh with Jeff, slurring her words when he told her she was drunk.

35.  CQ = She thinks Enzo was a brilliant player, but others think that he didn't win anything, he was the Godfather in the house, etc.  Ragan does not agree that Enzo was ever a target in the house, and he didn't ever really run the game at all, other than his affiliation with the Brigade.  Ragan thinks Hayden really masterminded Matt's exit, not Enzo.

36.  CQ = This caller loves when Ragan took his shirt off on the show (??) and Ragan offers to do it again because it is really hot in LA.  Ragan strips off his shirt and the caller (male, in a falsetto) starts reacting--don't know if he is laughing or getting off.  "Oh, that is so sexy!".  Ragan puts his shirt back on after Dani refuses to take hers off. 
37.  Ragan would like The Talk (CBS show) to do a whole hour with past HG but he thinks that might alienate viewers.

38.  CQ = What is the hardest thing to go without in the house?  Dani:  good food, people I like, television, my phone, my DVR.  Ragan:  I'm going to have a TMI moment--unlike some of the other men from my season, I didn't pleasure myself during the season at all.  He would also like to talk to a loved one like Hayden did.  They comment that CBS didn't even air that conversation between Hayden and his Mom.  (Because they knew the viewers didn't care.....)

39.  CQ = How do you think a vegetarian would do on BB?  Dani:  You can kind of relate that to Andrew last season since there were so many things he couldn't eat.  Ragan:  I have to say that the fruits and vegetables they gave us spoiled really fast so that wouldn't be good for a vegetarian.  It would be easier for a vegetarian to transition into slop, and they would be more creative with food restrictions.  He has friends who are vegetarian and they are creative about ordering food.

40.  CQ = What about an All Star couple?  Dani is confused by this question, and so am I.  Ragan clarifies that he wants to know about couples like Dick and Danielle coming in for All Stars.  Ragan thinks their situation is compelling because they have issues and tension.  Ragan would like he and Matt would play together, but doesn't know if he could trust him after last year.

41.  CQ = How is Bella doing Ragan?  Ragan:  She is fine, but she is passed out drunk under the table where I am sitting.  Dani is friends with Bella's friend Ragan.  The caller gives a shout out "to her friends at 420".  Ragan repeats this and they all laugh---the other callers have given shout outs to their chat rooms so they all know what 420 means.  (Missy Time)

Missy starts wrapping up. Whew this was a lot of typing!

And the World Wide Web Goes Crazy.....

The internet is so damn slow right now---the CBS site is virtually locked.  I am having a hard time posting because Blogger is slow, too.

Rest assured I will wait this out and return later today with all the info.

Anyone who thinks that Big Brother is dead in it's 13th season is just dead wrong.

Double Trouble !!!

Meet Porsche Briggs

I'm going to have a hard time with the spelling of her name this year.  I think I like her top, but I'm not sure.

So far, this is the first HG video posted on CBS.com.  It is a short interview, but it can be summarized as follows:

1.  She is going to be a pretty girl who is not a bitch.

2.  Her favorite BB player of all time is Danielle Donato.  Yes, that is what she said.  This leads me to believe that Dick and Danielle might indeed be one of the Dynamic Duos, since they are both featured on the CBS website right now.  (as are Enzo & Hayden, Jeff & Jordan, Brenchal, Jessie & Natalie, Will & Boogie, etc.)

3.  She might have a showmance, it depends on what happens.

I will start reporting more involved information as I settle down a little.  It's kind of overwhelming right now.  I don't know where to look...

There isn't a lot of information about Porsche on the web so far.  Looks like she is a 2005 graduate of Pompano Beach high school.  

Yeah Yeah Yeah, But What Do They Look Like?

Once again, I don't know any of them.  I am waiting for the day when I actually know one of the houseguests.   I don't see the eye candy I am looking for, but I'll try to reserve judgement....

***yeah right***

Official (Partial) Cast Announcement

Well, here it is, and here is the link where you can see it for yourself.  And so it begins....


06.30.2011 "BIG BROTHER" PRESENTS THE SUMMER OF "DOUBLE TROUBLE"
  BIG BROTHER Welcomes Eight New Houseguests and Welcomes Back Some of the Most Notorious "Duos" from Past Seasons
  
The Identities of the Returning "Duos" Will Be Revealed During the Season Premiere on Thursday, July 7

BIG BROTHER welcomes eight new Houseguests, plus the return of some of the most notorious "duos" from past seasons, when the CBS reality series premieres Thursday, July 7 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.  Julie Chen is the host.

This summer's twist, "Double Trouble," will feature the return of some of the most dynamic "duos" in the history of BIG BROTHER.  The return of these former Houseguests will immediately impact the way the game will be played this summer. 

 The identities of the returning "Duos" will be revealed during the premiere episode on July 7.  Below are the eight NEW Houseguests who will spend the summer playing alongside the "Duos" in the new season of BIG BROTHER:

Kalia Booker, 30                                                                                                                     
Hometown: Philadelphia, Pa.    
Current City: Los Angeles, Calif.          
Writer                                                                         

Porsche Briggs, 23  
Hometown: Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Current City: Miami Beach, Fla.
VIP Cocktail Waitress

Dominic Briones, 25
Hometown: San Mateo, Calif.
Current City: San Mateo, Calif.
College Student

Cassi Colvin, 26
Hometown: Allen, Texas
Current City: Nashville, Tenn.
Model

Lawon Exum, 39
Hometown: Urbana, Ill.
Current City: Inglewood, Calif.
Legal File Clerk

Keith Henderson, 32
Hometown: Bolingbrook, Ill.
Current City: Bolingbrook, Ill.
Human Resources Mgr

Shelly Moore, 41
Hometown: Centerville, Ohio
Current City: Prairieville, La.
Outdoors Industry Exec

Adam Poch, 39
Hometown: East Brunswick, N.J.
Current City: Hoboken, N.J.
Music Inventory Manager
     
 This season, the Houseguests will enjoy a Venice Beach loft-inspired house, featuring an urban design that brings the outside décor in and the inside décor out.  Highlights of the BIG BROTHER house include a Frank Gehry-inspired bedroom, classic surfboards mounted on the walls and original artwork ranging from a custom sunglass display to a eye-catching wall of graffiti.  The Tarot Card Parlour, indoor chess park and Popsicle Room top off the Venice Beach motif throughout the house.  

 Once again, several unlucky Houseguests will be banished to the "Have/Have Not Room" each week, where luxury and comfort are non-existent.

 Following the premiere on Thursday, July 7 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT), BIG BROTHER will be broadcast three nights weekly, beginning Sunday, July 10 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT), Wednesday, July 13 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) and the LIVE eviction show, hosted by Julie Chen, beginning Thursday, July 14 (9:00-10:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT).

 BIG BROTHER follows a group of people living together in a house outfitted with more than 52 cameras and 95 microphones recording their every move 24 hours a day.  Each week, the Houseguests will vote someone out of the house.  At the end, the last remaining House Guest will receive the grand prize of $500,000. 

 BIG BROTHER is executive produced by Emmy Award-winning producer Allison Grodner and Rich Meehan for Fly on the Wall Entertainment, in association with Endemol U.S.A.

  For more information on this season of BIG BROTHER and the 13 new Houseguests, please visit http://www.cbs.com/.

Real Networks Wants to Mix it Up.....


 I just officially signed up for the live feeds, and I guess I have already missed some events, as follows:

1.  Regan's show with Dani Donato has apparently already started, and will end next week.  I have some catching up to do, and will watch and recap these episodes as soon as I can.  Check out the picture of Ragan at the top left---he is barely recognizable.  And Dani needs to evaluate her need to express herself with the "hand on the head loaded with a lot of cheap bracelets" look.  Those two don't look very inviting to me.

(I wonder what Evel Dick thinks about her involvement with Real.......he has a lot of explosive hostility over his dealings with Real in the past, or lack of dealings.)

2.  Contrast Dani's sour scowl with the smiles of Chelsia and Missy over there on the right.  They are both happy to be there at this point, particularly with what is going on in the center box.

3.  What's in the center box?  Well apparently there is a contest where we the viewers can decide who will host a new show about the show on Real.  We have until Monday July 4th to watch the videos and vote.  You can watch and vote at this link.

(Check out the first comment at the link---some fan wants to know where the "strait men" are.  Ha ha ha ha.  He or she can't even spell it, but expects a bunch of straight men to compete to host a Big Brother show!  That's a good one, a real knee slapper!)

Who is in Charge of This Process This Year?

Because so far it feels like a huge cluster.  But maybe that is part of the plan....

Yesterday it was reported on the leading Big Brother sites that the houseguests would be announced today on The Early Show.  I certainly don't plan to watch The Early Show, but I planned to report the news as soon as I can get it.

Apparently The Early Show rumor was not true.  Now, some of the powers that be are claiming that the first 8 houseguests will be announced within the hour by Yahoo.  So now Yahoo is breaking the news and not CBS?  That doesn't sound right to me.

The cast usually enters the house a week or so before the first show is broadcast, and the feeds go live that night at midnight.  That allows production to get them settled in and put together a nice tight first episode.  Since the show starts a week from tonight, they might be entering the house today.

Why only 8 houseguests, you ask?

Well, there are 14 spaces on the memory wall, so I can only imagine that in addition to the 8 cast members who will be announced soon, there are three 'Dynamic Duos' from the past entering the house.

I don't know whether to be excited or really pissed about this.  Who could it be?

1.  Brendon and Rachel -  Oh boy.  I'm sure both of them have the time, let's just put it that way.  Brendon and Rachel will be good for business, that's for sure.

2.  Dan and Memphis from BB10?  I saw some tweets between Dan and Robyn Kass a few weeks ago, so who the hell knows.  Dan was very popular with the fans.  He won though, and has apparently moved on with his life.  Would he disrupt that to come back on BB13?  I think Memphis is a bartender, so I'm sure he can spare the time.

3.  Jessie and Natalie?  Or Jessie and Lydia?  I'm pretty sure it would be Jessie and Somebody, since he seems to have the goods on someone at Allison Grodner Productions.

4.  Everybody involved with the show just loves Jeff from BB11.  Jeff and Russell?  That would be pretty dynamic.

One thing is for sure---we probably won't know who the Dynamic Duos are until next Thursday night.  I'll be the houseguests won't know until we know......

I hate the suspense...and I love the suspense....it's delicious.