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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)
What a 24 hours it has been! Late Friday night we get a leak of the Big Brother house pictures and then this afternoon something else happens on Twitter that really is making me believe the "Mentor" twist I wrote about is going to happen. Here are the most recent developments.
As I wrote here and on ilovereality.com recently, there has been increasing online 'chatter' that this season we would see four fomrer HGs return to act as Mentors. Late last night Survivor Spoiler "Missyae" released the names of the four former HGs he says will come back to mentor. Those individuals are said to be Mike Boogie (BB3/7), Rachel (BB12/13), Dan (BB10) and Janelle (BB6/7). Dan out and out denied it and Rachel claims to be in Costa Rica, Mike Boogie doesn't tweet so no luck on his whereabouts.
That leaves Janelle, who on Saturday tweeted she was off to the airport to fly to Greece for a vacation. Now this struck many of us as odd, being she has a 6 month old baby but whatever..... that will apply if she mentors BB as well so I guess she MIGHT be doing that. However, next up was a tweet you see below:
As you can see it appears she took a picture of herself at the airport. Some were curious as to why she didn't show her face, her reply was she wasn't made up. Of course many of us on Twitter were already suspicious so the questions continued. She said she would be doing her scheduled Rumor Control appearance on Monday from a hotel room in Greece - oh really??
A bit later, Twitter user @Exlenne did some snooping and discovered the "airport" picture was actually from a blog on W Magazine's website posted in 2010. After this was reveald to the twitter univers Janelle deleted the tweet from her timeline. Unfortunatley for her, myself and some other people hadn't closed our browser window and we snapped screenshots as you can see. I even tweeted a side by side picture for everyone to see.
So the fact that Janelle deleted the picture and made the comment that, "I'm not gonna let you bitches stress me out while I'm on vacation. #bigbrotherfansrnuts" leads me to believe that she was 'busted' by a fellow fan and is indeed on her way to Los Angeles to participate in Big Brother 14.
You just can't underestimate Big Brother fans and their determination to find out things before the show starts. I don't think anyone was trying to get Janelle in trouble, they just wanted the info. Her best course of action would have been to post nothing at all rather than try to make up a lie.
Am I now 100% sure of the Mentor twist? Nope, but this sure has me thinking more and more that we are going to see it.