I don't know about you but I hadn't had a chance to check out Julie's interviews with Matt and Brendon until this morning. You should watch them if you haven't already!
How do you think the interviews went?
I don't know about you but I hadn't had a chance to check out Julie's interviews with Matt and Brendon until this morning. You should watch them if you haven't already!
How do you think the interviews went?
Remember how I ridiculed Rachel's HOH blog last week? Her rambling and almost unreadable writings - not to mention how many times she mentioned Brendon - were close to driving me insane. Matt's HOH blog is now up and thankfully it's much more intelligible.
First of all, Matt thinks a whole lot of himself. He lets you know that in his first paragraph.
Hello America! It's your favorite guilty pleasure...the one you hate to love...the "brains" of The Brigade...the diabolical super-genius...Matt!!!
Um Matt, I don't know about the diabolical super-genius thing.
I'm quite confident that after getting home and watching this season, I will have lost the friendships of at least half of this house. But the remainder that choose to forgive my deplorable game-character and see me for what I truly am (the greatest Big Brother player in the history of the game...yeah, I said it), I will be close to for years to come.
He's already calling himself the greatest Big Brother player in the history of the game? Matt, let me just tell you that you're no Dr. Will.
So, as you are aware, my nominations did not exactly go as originally planned this week. Not to worry, America! The diabolical super-genius is fast at work rectifying the situation! It's great to watch Andrew go completely mental, and in hindsight I think this is all going to work out BETTER for me than if the plan to backdoor Brendan went through as it was originally supposed to. At this point in time I feel completely safe next week, and I think the house still thinks I'm a total nitwit. Perfect on all accounts!
Matt, let's just say that you got a little lucky this week. If it weren't for Andrew screwing his game over with that ridiculous POV speech, you'd have The Amazingly Horizontal Kathy going home. And I wouldn't consider her eviction from the house earth-shattering.
The rest of his blog thanks his wife for sticking by his side through the whole disease lie and how much The Brigade is running the show. Personally, it seems to me that Brendon and Rachel are running the show Matt. Many of you have made them Enemy #1 but can't seem to get rid of them no matter how hard you try. Concentrating on them so much has left a lot of people floating around just waiting.
So what do you think of Matt's HOH blog? Did he come across as pompous or just confident? Are you glad he at least knows how to write comprehensibly?
And because it's Thursday, who do you want to win the HOH tonight?
So some of us have been jumping on to the Britney bandwagon as we feel the house in general has been a bit lacking so far this season (I have hopes it will improve). Britney has been much more tolerable this week with Monet gone and last night was a good example of what she brings to the feeds.
Now Britney is engaged and her fiancées name is Nick. At some point, most likely long before she entered the house, Britney created a girlfriend for Nick and last night she described some of the finer points of this person, named 'Nicole.' She was in the HoH room with Ragan, Matt and Andrew when the topic was brought up by Matt - it is very apparent that the guys have heard several "Nicole" stories but it was my first experience.
This goes on for ten minutes or so and I can see why Britney was cast for the Big Brother House - she really can be entertaining when she wants to be. She should be staying around for a few more weeks at this point as she isn't seen as a super strong player and hasn't ruffled too many feathers since Monet left the house.
If you have the live feeds and want to see Britney talk about "Nicole" - use the flashback option and go to Camera 1 on 7/26 at 11:15pm.
See that guy over there to the right? Yeah, that's Matt. Remember who the HOH is? It's Hayden - that hunky hunk of a man I seriously drooled over pre-season. They're two of the four members of The Brigade. Lane, the mini chunkster from Texas, makes up the third member and Enzo, the overly paranoid Jersey boy, rounds out the group.
This all-male self-named alliance seems to have things all figured out for the next few weeks. The original plan was to get rid of Brendon but since Brendon won the POV, they had to come up with a new one. Originally, they were just going to work on getting rid of Rachel (the other nominee) by putting Kathy up as a pawn. Hayden though wasn't really comfortable with the plan and has decided to backdoor somebody instead.
Enter Annie. The overly matted makeup one has been getting around the house and people have taken notice - especially The Brigade. They're not comfortable watching her buzzing around the house and getting up in everybody's business. They have every right to be worried too. Annie's playing the game hard and obvious. If I had to pick who I would compare her to from other seasons I'd say she was a cross between Brian (remember him?) and Ronnie. Yes, that Ronnie.
Brendon, Rachel, Britney, and Monet all know about the plan are onboard with it. Remember that this week it takes six votes to evict somebody (or five votes and Hayden's tiebreaker vote). Rachel has promised Hayden safety until Week 7 if she stays this week. So that combined with the uneasiness many feel towards Annie (some thinks she's the saboteur as well) makes it seem likely that Annie will be put up in Brendon's place (he won POV remember) and voted out on Thursday's live show. But remember, things could change at the drop of a dime.
Britney told Annie about the plan late last night and Annie got upset about it. Annie blamed her tears on half of her family not signing waivers so that she could discuss them on the feeds but it was really the shock of finding out she's being targeted so early on in the game. She also blamed her tears on PMS but whatever.
In other news, Andrew is becoming more human. He actually had a decent talk with Hayden up in the HOH room yesterday but Hayden was only pretending to listen. However, Hayden did tell Andrew how upset Angie was at the head in the crotch under the blanket incident and how she's been running all over the house talking about it ever since. Hayden told Andrew that he should apologize to her and try to clear the air. Andrew did later apologize to Annie and she accepted his apology. I wasn't feelin' it though. Especially when she later ran around to everybody exaggerating the whole apology as a confrontation instead.
Andrew also opened up about his Judaism practices and the Sabbath in the cabana room to a crowd of about six. There were a lot of good questions from people about what he can and can't do. Annie (yes, her again) and Enzo were pretty antagonistic about their questions though. Andrew could have become very defensive about it but was very cool-headed and good-natured towards them.
And now for some miscellany. Rachel talked about her first kiss with Brendon to Matt and Britney. Matt created the term 'Brenchel' for them (gag me already!). Monet and Britney are becoming quite the catty queens with Kathy as their sickly sidekick. Perk up Kathy, you're sooo freaking boring! Enzo is going to give himself a heart attack (and others) with his constant pacing and paranoia. Hayden, Lane, and Annie had some new clothes delivered to them by Big Brother as some of the stuff they'd brought with them were not acceptable for the camera (blacks, whites, patterns, stripes, logos, etc). Hayden told Kristen about the backdoor Annie plan (even though he told his fellow Brigade members he wouldn't) super late last night. But that's because Hayden has a bit of a crush on Kristen. hehe
Well the hamsters are getting up and beginning to move about for the day so it's time for me to go for now. What do you think about The Brigade and their plan to backdoor Annie? Have your opinions changed on any of the hamsters between yesterday morning and now? Let us know in the comments!
Welcome to the continuation of yesterday evening's post and more of my very unscientific snap judgments on the new Big Brother Hamsters! One week from today we're going to see the new Big Brother 12 houseguests in action on our big and small screens. I'm getting more and more excited as the hours pass and I hope you are too. So let's get on with their bios shall we?
Kathy is my pre-season favorite. She is a 40-year-old Deputy Sheriff in Arkansas and is an ovarian cancer survivor. She seems fairly down-to-earth with a little thrill for adventure. I actually don't see anything about her bio that I don't like.
Now some (outside of the house) won't like the fact that she's with law enforcement but I have a feeling that those in the house will be intrigued by it. I just hope that she's not asked too many questions about it because that will only mean one thing (fish or five or whatever the hell else it'll be called this season) on the feeds. I can't see any other things that people could NOT like about her at this point although I'm sure we'll hear the standard hick jokes about her shooting guns and goin' muddin'.
I'm pretty sure that Kathy will find herself in the house mother role rather easily and because of her age and her job she'll probably get along with everybody pretty well. So put me down for Team Kathy!
Scott, one of my fellow bloggers here, is already pretty taken with Kristen. She is a gorgeous young lady and seems to have a decent head on her shoulders according to her bio. I appreciate that she's been on her own (financial and otherwise) since the age of 18. Yeah, she's only 24 but that seems to be more and more abnormal nowadays so good on her! A boutique manager from Philadelphia, Kristen enjoys going to the gym, meditating, and shopping. I find it interesting that Braden (BB11) was her favorite just because of his looks. Something tells me she'd never heard of Big Brother before and was probably cast for the show. What a shocker right? Ha!
Overall, I like Kristen so far and I hope that the word 'like' isn't used too often when she speaks. She's also going to be great eye candy for the guys both in and out of the house.
If Kristen is looking for a romance (or even a showmance), Lane seems like a perfect match for her. An oil rig salesman in Texas, he considers himself funny, outgoing, and athletic. Lane enjoys riding motorcycles, working out, and hanging with his friends. OK, this guy's entire bio should just be put up on any one of the various online dating sites. He sounds like a petty swell guy outside of the house but I wonder how exciting he'll be to watch inside the house.
Oh, and being afraid of electric fences? That's a little weird but understandable I guess.
Matt is another hamster with an almost perfect-sounding bio up. 32 years old, he's a web designer that enjoys playing and writing music, hockey, and annoying people for his own amusement. Matt considers himself intelligent and a sweet-talker who says that while he's in the house it's going to be all about the game. Let's hope he's not one of those that makes up stupid little lies about himself. I can't stand those types!
He's a fan of Will (BB2, All-Stars) and Dan (BB10) and seems to have a little cockiness about himself. I can't try to even guess how exciting he'll be to watch on the feeds but his bio sounds more exciting than Lane's. Not by much though.
Monet seems interesting. She's a 24-year-old model in Illinois who still lives at home with her parents (according to one of the videos from The Early Show). That's something that automatically gets on my nerves - especially when she's referred to as a princess. However, she seems like our typical young beauty put in to have America fall in love with.
She says she's the coolest person you'll ever meet (gag) and considers herself exotic and active. Monet says she's not a fan of "ditsy, stupid girls or guys who think they're all that" but is a fan of Jordan (BB11). Now before all of you Jordan fans get up in arms and storm the comments with pitchforks, I never thought that Jordan considered herself 'all that' but come on, she was a ditz.
Monet's proudest accomplishments are being on 'The Young and the Restless' and having a great drivers license photo. She also says she thinks that Big Brother's had too many trashy bimbos on the show so let's hope she doesn't find herself falling into that role.
Rachel is another hamster that seems like she'll be interesting to watch. A 26-year-old VIP cocktail waitress in Las Vegas and a Chemistry graduate student? Hmmm. She considers herself bubbly and effervescent and everything about her bio says that about her as well.
She says she's going to hustle the hamsters in the house like she does at work (to get them to buy her champagne) and I can see that about her. I think she'll definitely be one of our top schemers this season and I can't wait to see what she does. Will she start scheming too early and burn out or let it simmer. Something tells me this girl is not the simmering type though.
Ragan is a guy I'm just really not sure about. He's a 34-year-old college professor in California who considers himself funny, intelligent, and genuine. His voice got on my nerves like nothing in a long time in the Early Show videos and he seems to be quite exuberant.
His strategy for winning Big Brother is the perfect one as a combination of it has worked in just about every season. Whether he can do it or not is another story. As a gay man, he says he'd rather not live with homophobes (well duh). He also says he'd rather not live with ultra conservatives or 18-23 year-olds. I can understand that since that's the ages of the kids he teaches at school. But isn't that kind of stupid at the same time considering the show he's going on?
I could crack jokes on his silly bow tie but I won't because it wouldn't surprise me if Big Brother made him wear that for his picture. At least I hope so! I think Ragan is going to be quite the hamster to watch. I'm just not sure if it's going to be in a good or bad way. Regardless, I'm sure he'll bring some conversation topics to the table more important than the latest fashion crazy or Twilight movie.
So that's the rest of the hamsters this season! What do you think about them? Do you have any that you like or dislike so far? I can't wait until they get into the house and our pre-season opinions change of them. That's one of my favorite things each season!
Let me know what you think in the comments below. And if you're a Twitter fan, follow me already!
Here ya go, the HGs and their mini "bios"
Name: Andrew Gordan
From: Miami Beach, Fla
Best Blurb: What do you think will be the most difficult part about living inside the Big Brother house: Not seeing my daughter is always hard, but the most difficult part of living inside the Big Brother house will be not watching ESPN daily
Name: Brendon Villegas
From: Riverside, Calif.
Occupation: High School Swim Coach
Best Blurb: What is the accomplishment you are most proud of: Getting a full ride to UCLA for a PhD in Biom. Physics
Name: Enzo Palumbo
From: Bayonne, N.J.
Occupation: Insurance Adjuster
Best Blurb: Which past Big Brother cast member did you like most or least: I like Justin from season 1 the most. (my note - there was no Justin on BB1. However the Justin on BB2 was the one thrown out for the knife incident with Krista - YIKES!).
Name: Hayden Moss
From: Tempe, AZ
Occupation: College Student
Best Blurb: What is the accomplishment you are most proud of: Being a part of Arizona State University Baseball, the best program in the country
Name: Lane Elenburg
From: Decatur, Texas
Occupation: Oil Rig Salesman
Best Blurb: Is there anything else you want to tell the audience about yourself: I am a very competitive person. I have been in and around sports all my life. Also, I work in public relations so I can twist and play every person in that house which should enable me to come out on top.
Name: Matt Hoffman
From: Elgin, IL
Occupation: Web Designer
Best Blurb: Favorite activities: Playing music, writing music, watching TV, watching/playing hockey, hanging/drinking with friends and annoying people for my own amusement
Name: Ragan Fox
From: West Hollywood, Calif.
Occupation: College Professor
Best Blurb: What types of people would you NOT choose to live with you in the house: Homophobes, 18-23 year-olds (the ages of students I teach), ultra conservatives
Tell us what you think of the guys!
Here is the video from today's Early Show! I haven't really been able to watch it myself I was in such a rush to post it.
The 13 HGs names (where is #14? AHHH 14 bailed during sequester - story here): Rachel, Kristen, Britney, Monet, Hayden, Brendon, Andrew, Enzo, Kathy, Annie, Matt, Lane, & Ragan
Second Video provided directly by CBS:
So there are the HGs - also revealed today is MORE house details. From what I have read you might as well forget my other post which was based on an 'anonymous' poster - sounds like this person was jst making stuff up, my bad for believing him/her. Let just say that the house seems pretty bland compared to the details from that other person.
The major rumors to correct? There are still three bedrooms (four including the HoH room), the HoH room is not a "Fun House" theme as was suggested, and the pool table is not gone.
Here is Julie giving a tour:
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Meet the Cast Press Release:
BIG BROTHER welcomes 13 new Houseguests when CBS's summer series premieres Thursday, July 8 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
Below are the 13 Houseguests who will compete in the new season of BIG BROTHER:
Lane Elenburg, 24 Ragan Fox, 34
Decatur, Texas Los Angeles, Calif.
Oil Rig Salesman College Professor
Andrew Gordon, 39 Britney Haynes, 22
Miami Beach, Fla. Huntington, Ark.
Podiatrist Hotel Sales Manager
Kathy Hillis, 40 Matt Hoffman, 32
Texarkana, Ark. Elgin, Ill.
Deputy Sheriff Web designer
Hayden Moss, 24 Enzo Palumbo, 32
Tempe, Ariz. Bayonne, N.J.
College Student Insurance Adjuster
Rachel Reilly, 26 Monet Stunson, 24
Las Vegas, Nev. Glen Carbon, Ill.
Chemistry Graduate Student/VIP Cocktail Waitress Model
Brendon Villegas, 30 Annie Whittington, 27
Riverside, Calif. Tampa, Fla.
High School Swim Coach Bartender
Kristen Bitting, 24
Shoe Boutique Manager
For the first time in the history of the series, one contestant will not be playing to win the half million dollar prize. Instead, this Houseguest will play the role of the Big Brother Saboteur, whose sole mission will be to disrupt the lives of their fellow Houseguests.
Upon moving into the house on premiere night, Houseguests will discover that one of them is not really there to win the game, but rather to sabotage their fellow players. While the saboteur's identity will remain a secret to the Houseguests, America will learn his/her identity on Thursday, July 15, during the first LIVE show. If the Saboteur is able to make it to the halfway point of the game, a financial reward awaits.
This season, Houseguests will be surrounded by an Art Deco themed "Playground by the Shore." The Big Brother house will be accented with palm tree groves and walls of glass, while the exterior of the house is lifted straight from Miami's Ocean Avenue. The Art Deco theme continues in the living room with ultra-modern furniture, white accents, glass tables and glass along the walls. The Palm Bedroom features crisp white beds and neon green linens and pays homage to vintage Miami. The Sunset Bedroom, located in the rear of the house, is a glow of warm orange and bronze-hued décor where the walls are lined with curved glass blocks that were custom built for the Big Brother house.
Once again this season, Houseguests on the losing side of select competitions will be banished to the "Have Not Room," where luxury and comfort are non-existent.
Following the premiere on Thursday, July 8 (8:00 - 9:00 PM ET/PT), BIG BROTHER will be broadcast three nights weekly, beginning Sunday, July 11 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT), Wednesday, July 14 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) and the LIVE eviction show, hosted by Julie Chen, beginning Thursday, July 15 (8:00-9:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT).
BIG BROTHER follows a group of people living together in a house outfitted with over 52 cameras and 95 microphones, recording their every move, 24 hours-a-day. Each week, the Houseguests will vote someone out of the house. At the end, the last remaining House Guest will receive the grand prize of $500,000.
BIG BROTHER is executive produced by Emmy Award-winning producer Allison Grodner and Rich Meehan for Fly on the Wall Entertainment, in association with Endemol U.S.A.