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Monday
Jun282010

Julie Chen Reveals A Saboteur in the Big Brother House.

There really has not been much to report of late. The house will be revealed on Wednesday and we will most likely get to meet the HGs this coming weekend. 

But now we have some information on what will probably be the main 'twist' this season.  In the following commercial Julie Chen says that

 

The key things I hear in that commercial? "One player is NOT playing to win,"  and, "a saboteur will wreak havoc in the house."

That pretty much lays it out there.  Reminds me of season 5 with the twins twist.  They were promised they could both play if they made it undiscovered in the house for so many weeks.  It is also similar to Eric's run as "America's Player" during season 8 where he made almost as much money as second place by completing tasks.

I'm not sure if I am crazy about this plan.  I wonder if it will be an entire season of this 'mole' type player or if they will be allowed to be voted out - or perhaps eventually cut loose to play their own game.

But I'll take anything for right now.  Perhaps down the road I will hate this twist.


What do you think?

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Sunday
Jun202010

Hello And Welcome To Big Brother Gossip!  

Welcome to Big Brother Gossip! 

With the HGs slated to move in the house in about two weeks for Big Brother 12 and the feeds set to begin not much after that, I wanted to chime in and greet the new faces and introduce myself to you.

First off, my name is "Mike" although I have always gone by nicknames on the various Big Brother sites I have been involved with.

I’ve been a fan of Big Brother since the first season where I was the original moderator on BigBrotherFanClub.com (which later became TVClubHouse.com ) when the owners asked me to help run the site.  That is where I got my first Big Brother related nickname, "Ryn" which was on a whim although it was close to my oldest son's name Ryan.

Before Big Brother Four I decided to start my own reality site as well and called it ilovereality.com – the site is still around and while I have stopped following EVERY reality show I still faithfully follow Big Brother on the site with daily live feed updates and recaps.

For Big Brother 7-10 I also wrote a blog for REAL called BigBrothersKeeper.com - alas that site was closed by Real after Season 10 :(

For some strange reason between Big Brother Eight and Nine I decided that working on three sites/blogs wasn’t enough and asked some friends to help me with yet another site and that is the site you are on now.  Here I decided to post with a different nickname, "IndyMike," which is related to my location (Indiana).  Big Brother Gossip is now entering its third season (seems like more!) and I am very excited.   An added bonus was being contacted by Lori aka “HamsterDame,” who I have known since we both called TVClubHouse our main hang out, and asking if we had room for her here @ BigBrother Gossip – as if my answer would be anything but YES!  Her former home SillyHamsters.com is still there but the updates have stopped after many many seasons.

Now with my mini bio mostly complete, why do I watch Big Brother and what makes this site different?

I seldom care who wins Big Brother – I usually seem to root for the under-dog just because its more fun to watch someone beat the odd than roll over the competition every week.  I can be critical of house guests but I also know they are real people and don’t hold things against them outside the house (I follow most HGs on twitter and wish them all all the success in the world!).  I don’t stop watching the feeds when my ‘favorite’ is eliminated – there always seems to be a good reason to tune in even if it is to roll my eyes.

If you are that type of fan, this site is for you – if you can call an HG stupid and know that it isn’t fighting words with your fellow fans you will do alright here.  If you feel the need to get personal with someone who doesn’t agree with your opinions, or can’t stand someone bad-mouthing your favorite you might want to move along to one of the MANY other Big Brother sites out there!

I think that is more than enough, I hope you enjoy your stay and feel free to comment!  I read everyone and can also be contacted directly at ilovereality@gmail.com  if you would prefer that.

Finally if you missed Scott and Lori's intro you can get to them here- Scotts:"Hello From Scott" HamsterDame's: "Hello Everybody"  (OOps - here is Lil's short one too "Hello Everyone!" keep an eye out for any other authors saying hello soon too!).

Friday
Jun112010

Big Brother 3's Tonya Casper in jail on wreckless homicide charges.

Maybe I saw this last year or maybe I was too busy, but did you know Tonya Casper, known to fans as the Las Vegas blonde with implants from BB3, was involved in a 5 car accident which resulted in two deaths?

Apparently she rear-ended a car which in turn flipped over - and two passengers in that car ened up dead. One when he was thrown out of the car and the other as he was hit by yet another vehicle while standing outside the flipped vehicle.

Turns out Tonya was "under the influence" (edit - I have been corrected and indeed - Tonya was not specifically charged with 'drunk' driving as I had originally stated - one of the charges is quoted as "aggravated driving under the influence" - my apologies) and the driver of the car she hit was on some type of drugs (he was charged with "driving under the influence of drugs").

Prosecutors have decided to charge Tonya with reckless homicide since she started the whole accident. She's in jail in Springfield Illinois on a one million dollar bond.

I guess these things will happen over time to random people and with so many Big Brother alum the odds will begin to mount agains them - but this makes at least three former Big Brother houseguests that we know of that have been jailed this year with BB9's Adam and Matt being the other two.

You can read the entire story here: Springfield woman arrested, charged in '09 double-fatal crash

Tuesday
Jun082010

Audio Interview with Allison Grodner.

Here is an interview with Allison Grodner - it runs about 15 minutes and these are some highlights:

  • The theme this season may be a "summer camp" kind of thing.
  • Allison doesn't have any plans for this or next season (if CBS wants it) to be the last.
  • No definitive number of HGs for this season, she said anywhere from 12-14.
  • Will the fans have a vote this year? Maybe - it seemed to hinge on the number in the jury.
  • Allison admits that at times the producers have checked out the various live feeds on the internet when they think they missed something.
  • An all star season might be possible next year.

 

 

 

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!

Saturday
Nov152008

James is living in Paris on fan's dime?

Today I learned something about Big Brother and I will explain it in a minute.

I was crusing around the web sites looking for any news to share just so it doesn't look like this web site is dead. Trust me it will be hopping come next summer but most of us hear just plain don't care about Big Brother when Big Brother isn't on.

Anyways, I come across a note that says that James is now living in Paris and that he got the money to go there from donations. Now I am sitting here thinking of James.....

And I follow the link to the blog where James is apparently pouring out his heart to some lost love, and talking about how tough it is in Paris to make ends meet. I continue on reading and I am really starting to get annoyed that this guy has the audacity to get money from fans to pay for his total screwing around as far as I am concerned.

Then I scroll down to another post (past more pleas for donations) where there is a video blog about a road trip to Austin, Texas this past September. In the video I see no sign of James, just two women talking about driving to Austin and partying. Then into the frame walks James with three beers in his hand. OHHHHHHHH, it was the OTHER James that wrote that blog.

You know - Big Brother 9 James. Pink hair, gay porn, biking around the world James. Things suddenly became much clearer and I felt bad fo thinking so badly of BB6 James. I wonder if he has noticed the lessening of name recognition since pink haired James burst on to the Big Brother scene.

And that was the lesson I learned today. The names are starting to get confusing. James, Alison, April, Mike, and more I am sure if I wanted to spend the time looking it up. Lots of duplicates now in the BB alumni list.

Oh and if you want to read the post that BB9 James wrote, you can find it on his Myspace Blog.

Saturday
Nov152008

Jen and Nick - Ollie and April


This picture was posted a couple of days ago on this site, unfortunalty there were no details as to where or when it was taken, however it would seem to indicate that Ollie and April are still a couple. While I am a bit surprised it shouldn't be a total shock since it has only been just over two months since BB10 ended afterall if you can believe it.

The bigger surprise to me was the thought of Nick and Jen (BB8) as a couple. Seriously? Did Jen win some brains on a game show or what? I guess someone has to date Jen but she never came across to me as someone I could carry on a conversation with for more than 10 minutes.

So as far as I know the countdown to BB11 is still somewhere around 7 1/2 months. I'm still in no rush :)

Monday
Sep012008

Happy 25th Birthday Dan.


Today is Dan's Birthday.

Right now everyone is sleeping but my guess is that besides the cake that Renny made for him, Memphis will be giving him the best present of all by pulling him off the nomination block and thus saving him from eviction on Thursday.

The feeds JUST went to the fish cam so they are most likely getting their wake up call.

Besides Jerry falling into the pool yesterday everyone but Jerry had a late night pillow fight that might make the air and we discovered that Memphis is very ticklish. Renny had quite a fun time climbing all over him and tickling him.

Wonder how people would have felt if Renny was a 50 something year old guy and Memphis a 20 something woman. For some reason I think it might have raised a few eyebrows - lol.

Friday
Aug292008

If two guys are nominated - one will likely leave Thursday.

The popular opinion seems to be that Dan and Memphis will be nominated.

If that is the case then you can say bye to one of them because even if one of them saves themself with the POV the end result will most likely be a tie vote which Jerry will get to break.

Stay tuned - nominations are today.

Tuesday
Aug262008

Sorry bout that.....

I have shirked my responsibilities and allowed some folks to go a bit overboard it seems. My 'real' life has been keeping me from adminning here the way I would like so I have made a copy of the keys to the store and handed them to Scott. Hopefully between the two of us we can keep the idiots at bay a bit.

Oh, and no more anonymous posting either. Most likely one person ruined it for the rest, but that is how it usually goes.

And with that, carry on!