As much as some people hate rumors it does give us something to talk about as we build up into a froth waiting for Big Brother 14 to begin.
A couple days ago a fake 'insider' account popped up on twitter and lasted all of 24 hours, if that. The account claimed a few things, none of which are worth repeating since it is obvious it was a fake.
However there have been a few whispers out there - and at least a few rumors posted by people that aren't totally discredited based on past 'leaks' they have provided about reality shows.
One such account on Twitter has been pushing one of the rumored 'twists' for this season of Big Brother and that is the idea of "Mentors." Names tossed about that I have seen include Dan (BB9 winner), Mike "Boogie" (BB2, BB7 Winner), Janelle (BB6, BB7) and a few others. Matt from BB12 would like you to think he is returning but it is all a ruse (sorry Matt!).
Imagine four (Four BIG Surprises have been advertised) former players acting as advisors to newbies. Now I speculated on how this might work the other day and the biggest issue I see is how do you have at least 17 HGs in the house AND 4 mentors? Even if you count the mentors as Hgs you would still need 20 total people to meet the 17+ total (assuming you have an even number of newbies per mentor). Not to get too technical here, ok maybe I am, but 3 newbies + 1 mentor x 4 = 16 HGs which is less than 17 so you would need 4 newbies + 1 mentor to get to 20 hgs. That’s a LOT of people in the house. Unless as I also speculated you eliminate a chunk of people before the show even goes live.
The idea of mentors makes total sense in that we have seen it recently in other shows. The Voice, Duets, and others have a mentor theme to them so it would be plausible that Alison Grodner and company might try this 'twist.' I for one and not crazy about the idea but I guess we could give it a shot for a season.
Remember - this is ONLY a rumor. It will be sometime next week before we know even some of the cast (they may hold some names back to tease us).
What do you think? I've seen a lot of people say they will skip this season if any former HGs return. And do you think, if they do return as mentors they will end up being allowed to also play for the $500,000?
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