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Monday
Jun142010

Big Brother Superpass News and Information!

I can now tell you almost everything there is to know about this upcoming season with Real and watching the live feeds.

Where to start?  First off - the early bird special.  The links will be available on June 17th.  The price will be $29.99 and that will allow you to watch the entire 'season' of Big Brother on the "Live Feeds."  The links will be available very soon and will work up until and through July 7th.  If you plan on watching much of the feeds it is the best option - I mean it works out to less than 50 cents a day for 24x7 coverage on 7 cams PLUS so much more.

Janelle from Big Brother 6 and 7 will be involved with Superpass as well as Chelsia - more "Live" web shows hopefully for Superpass subscribers.  There may be MORE to tell about this but for now mum's the word.

The feeds will be viewable in BOTH the original real player but also directly in your web browser - you will not need Real Player to view the feeds.  However - you will of course need Superpass to log into the site (there seemed to be some confusion in the rumor mills).

A new feature this season in chat will be what is being called "interactables" - it looks like you will be able to throw virtual object at the live feeds as you watch them and others in the same chat room will get to join you in the pelting.  I personally have never really used the chat feature much but it does look like those that enjoy it will like the new abilities (you can also turn them off of course).

Flashback will be available again.  One of the best features ever - the ability to go back to points earlier in the season will work both in Real Player and the web page.  BB 10 and 11 will still be available as well - but only with the 'Real Player.'

Of course an added bonus that has been there in the past and will still be there is the $10 a month of FREE music downloads.  I've been told it will also be easier to get that music and I'll post a tutorial soon!

Finally (for now) Real is bringing us new interactive content to give us all a bigger bang for the buck. 

Chad Ochocinco - of NFL fame wil have a show on VH1 this summer called "The Ultimate Catch" and Real will offer exclusive online content through Superpass.  There are also other shows slated for exclusive content but this is the first.

WHEW - is that enough info for now?

Saturday
Jun122010

Hello Everybody!

Welcome everybody to my new home for Big Brother!

Some of you know my name and some of you don't.  I previously wrote about Big Brother over at the Silly Hamsters blog for Real Networks from BB6 to BB11.  I enjoyed every one of the six seasons I blogged there and will miss that place.  However, I am extremely excited about blogging here at Big Brother Gossip.  Let me give you a little background on myself.

My screen name, HamsterDame, was a little bit of a different take on a screen name I was using (and still use) on a certain Big Brother message board.  Like many others, I think of the houseguests as hamsters in a cage.  They're doing only what they can do in a confined space but are ultimately at the hands of their master and they're there for our amusement.  I'm a female (and still thirty-something!) so there, you have how I got my name.  In real life I'm named Lori, but most call me just HD online.

I've been watching Big Brother since the very beginning.  I've never missed a show (except for that whole Hurricane Rita situation but I went back and watched what I missed) and have had the feeds every single season.  Like many of you, I just can't resist watching these people every year.  It's an addicting thing to be given access to following the moves of utter strangers without being watched back. We judge them, we criticize them, we cheer them, we criticize them again, and then we just wonder about them.  

Who is really being themself in the house and who is faking it?  Are they playing a game or are they letting the chips fall where they may?  Are they there for personal achievement or financial gain?  Are they there as a fan or as a contestant?  As any long-time fan knows, it's really a mix of everything above.  We scrutinize their movements, their facial expressions, their lies, their truths, their brains, and their hearts.

So yeah, I love Big Brother.  I know you do as well or you wouldn't be here.

I'm really excited to be blogging here on Big Brother Gossip this season.  I've known Indymike (who runs this site) for many years now and he's a great guy. You don't have to worry about censoring your opinions (which is a HUGE reason why I'm happy to be here) so don't be afraid to tell everybody what you think.  Just remember to still have some respect for what your fellow viewers feel and think.  In the end, we all only want the same thing - an exciting and entertaining season of Big Brother!

Drop a note in the comments for me, Indymike, Scott (another name you'll see very often on here), and the many others who write on Big Brother Gossip.  Let's wish for a fun and exciting season of Big Brother!  Please follow me on Twitter! And thanks to everybody who's read my writing from BB6 until now.  I love you all!

Monday
Jun072010

31 days to Big Brother 12


Alrighty folks, start getting ready. Big Brother is right around the corner. The ads are on tv and everyone is ramping up for the show which will hit the airwaves on July 8th.

Here is what I know (very little) and what I am guessing is going on currently......

CBS reports that the casting is officially over. However based on past seasons - if you are in your 20s and have an agent and live in the LA area - you might still yet be cast for the show.

A very small amount of the house guests each year are actually found by casting - most are actually discovered by the casting people or agents send in people from their 'stable' they think fit the kind of characters they need for the show.

If it hasn't happened already, the people that have been cast will be moved into individual hotel rooms to keep them isolated for the most part (although previous cast members have said they ate together but were not supposed to talk). For a little Big Brother trivia, it was at this point during Big Brother 4 that Brandon Showalter lost his chance to be in the Big Brother house when he broke out of his hotel room to call his girlfriend (I'll post that story soon). He was replaced by Jee Choe who was the "ex" of eventual winner Jun Song.

Around July 3rd or 4th the HGs that have made the cut will be moved into the Big Brother house and the taping will begin. We won't get to see them live until after the July 8th season premiere but they will use the tape compiled from the time the HGs enter the house until July 8th for the first couple of shows.

The live feeds - in my opinion THE reason to watch Big Brother will be back - I haven't heard any 'new' news in this area but I assume we will once again have four feeds and the ability to flashback to parts earlier in the feeds (but not before July 8th). This is a great feature as it allows all of us to go back and watch anything we missed over and over again (can you say Chima's mic tossing or Ronnie's calling out?).

Big Brother After Dark will also be shown again so those with showtime will get a few hours of the show - in the past it was 12am - 3am Eastern - I'd assume this will be the case again.

Feel free to ask away in the comments section if you have any questions and one of use will give the best answer we have.

One last thing - the 'staff' of Big Brother Gossip will be growing a bit this season. I'm still not sure who all will be participating but I would expect at least two or three new faces - all long time Big Brother fans. I'm looking forward to the new folks helping out as well as the others that have helped in the past!

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