Entries in BB14 (13)
Hey all, just a quickie note on this Monday. Since our podcast not a lot has gone on with Big Brother but there are a couple things to note:
- The house guests entered the house sometime on Saturday and CBS released a picture - not worth posting here, if you really want to see it take a look at my post on ilovereality.com. HGs walking into the house, arms raised, seen it before.
- Today CBS released the typical 'backyard' photo of the houseguests we have been seeing every year of late. Since we are not supposed to know yet who the four returning house guests are, they held a towel in front of their faces (see below). Most of us online are in agreement thought that it looks like (L-R) Mike Boogie, Britney, Dan and Janelle. And that is my edited picture by the way, yes with my magical (cough) 'photoshopping' skills I added their faces.
The other 'news' if we can call it that is that our podcast is doing really well - we briefly made it into the top five for audio TV & Film podcasts on iTunes which is no small feat when you look at the competition. We got that high last year on a couple of occasions too but that was much later in the season. We appreciate all of you taking the time to listen to it and especially reviewing it on iTunes if you can because that also helps with our ranking (and we lost all the old reviews since Scott had to change how it was streamed). Thanks to all of you that listen! See Scott's previous post for all the ways you can tune into it if you haven't heard it yet!
Just a quickie post - I am sure someone else will have more up shortly. 12 HGs announced. We had seen most of them already. Mike is out and some guy names Joe is in - we may or may not ever find out why.
Producers have apparently confirmed that Rachel IS NOT in this season. We speculate that means Daniele Reyes will be (she was the next option according to the rumor mill). CBS also states that 4 former HGs will be playing against each other.
So here are BIOs and pics. There are more videos out there but right now I need lunch frankly. If you have a superpass subscription they have videos with all but Joe posted. Get your live feed subscription already and go watch them you KNOW you will be getting it and the special ends in less than a week now!
Name: Ashley Iocco
Hometown: Pittsburgh, Pa. (living in West Hollywood, Calif.)
Occupation: Owner of a Mobile Spray Tanning
Name: Danielle Murphree
Hometown: Grant, Ala. (living in Tuscaloosa, Ala.)
Name: Frank Eudy
Hometown: Marion, Ark. (living in Naples, Fla.)
Name: Ian Terry
Hometown: Pittsburgh, Pa. (living in New Orleans, La.)
Occupation: Engineering Student at Tulane
Name: Jenn Arroyo
Hometown: Brooklyn, N.Y.
Occupation: Musician/Former Bass Player for the Female Metal Group “Kittie”
Name: Jodi Rollins
Hometown: Englewood, Colo. (living in Calipatria, Calif.)
Occupation: Restaurant Server
Name: Joe Arvin
Hometown: Lexington, Ky. (living in Schererville, Ind.)
Name: JoJo Spatafora
Hometown: Staten Island, N.Y.
Name: Kara Monaco
Hometown: Orlando, Fla. (living in Los Angeles, Calif.)
Name: Shane Meaney
Hometown: Bennington, Vt.
Occupation: House Flipper
Name: Wil Heuser
Hometown: Louisville, Ky.
Occupation: Marketing Consultant
Name: Willie Hantz
Hometown: Vinton, La. (living in Dayton, Texas)
As of now (12:25 eastern) I have seen 3 promos on CBS for the new season of Big Brother revealing some of the new faces in the house. As of yet the only 2 that seem to have been recognized from other places are Willie Hantz who is the brother of Survivor's Russel Hantz. I will post a link to an interview you can watch with him about going into the house, and also a guy named Wil who I will post doing his parady of Real Housewive's Kim Zolciak's song "Tardy For The Party". I am also posting the screen capped pics of all the HGs I have seen so far. Let me know what you all think!
EDIT: Since I posted this blog an interview with Kara has also been leaked. You can watch it here:
Kara has also apparently been in several episodes of Passions as well as many a magazine cover http://www.whosdatedwho.com/tpx_3280/kara-monaco/magazinecovers
Have been seeing another little tidbit of info floating around this afternoon. It's looking like this year the HGs might not have received keys but instead invitations. I can only take this to mean that the newbies won't all be staying. Now whether this means that the "mentors" will be picking who is on their team or if they are picking names out of a hat I just don't know, but one of the Hantz's posted a photo of The BB Hantz getting his invite and it wasn't a Key like we normally see the HGs get. Curiouser and Curiouser...
One of the most intriguing, and controversial, Big Brother contestants I have ever seen is Benedict Garrett from this year's UK edition. A former educator turned porn star, Benedict "shocked" a number of fellow housemates and a portion of the public with his open discussions on masturbation. With all of the big personalities given the boot in the early weeks (sound familiar?), Garrett was the third evictee of the season. Big Brother's loss is our gain, though, as he was open to any question perused by the lovely Ash or myself.
After our time with Benedict was concluded, our very own Mike joined us to talk about the various rumors that have been floating around the US edition of Big Brother, which commences on July 12. We talk about the "mentors" rumors, BB6/7 Janelle's strange tweets, and today's unveiling of the house.
This was quite the episode, and should be entertaining to fans of both the UK and US editions of the show.
Once again, this is also a great time to remind everybody that due to a change in providers you will have to resubscribe to continue to automatically receive each episode. If you listen via Stitcher(http://www.stitcher.com/listen.php?fid=16875) or Scott's Android/iPhone app for all of his podcasts (The Ledge), no changes are necessary. Since Apple doesn't allow you to delete a podcast, though, the old version is technically still in the iTunes store. That is a dead link, so you now have to subscribe to The Big Brother Gossip Show (mp3) at this link -http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/big-brother-gossip-mp3/id502746488 . If you don't want to go the iTunes route, you can also directly subscribe to the new show's feed at http://feeds.feedburner.com/bigbrothergossip, or directly download it by clicking
I know this is confusing, but at least these changes are happening now instead of in the middle of next season! Special thanks to Mike, Ash and especially Benedict for their help on this episode, and please let me know what you think of this special broadcast!