Great news, my fellow Big Brother fans. CBS has renewed the summer hit for two more seasons. BB17 will air summer 2015 and BB18 will air summer 2016. As long as she doesn’t suffer any programming malfunctions between now and then, Julie Chenbot will continue her duties as host.
This marks the first time ever in Big Brother‘s sixteen season run that CBS has ordered two seasons in one shot. This, thanks to Big Brother 16‘s increase in viewers – averaging 7.56 million in the key demo – and increase in ratings over the summer-long nightmare that was Big Brother 15.
Child bride and recent Couples Therapy alum, Courtney Stodden, penned an open letter recently, hoping to put some rumors to rest regarding her separation and reconciliation with her much older husband. In one of the most shocking revelations, Courtney claimed, ‘I wanted to be reckless and promiscuous’ while separated from Doug Hutchison.
Read on for more highlights from Courtney’s candid letter published in the UK’s Daily Star
“New present! #workout #fitness how I stay fit!” Courtney captioned the photo of her new present. Which Doug must have gotten her for completing Couples Therapy. Or maybe this is just what you get your new bride once you decide to get back together.
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After all, this is the woman who signed documents allowing her 16-year-old daughter to marry a 51-year-old man. So it may have been a relief when, after appearing on Celebrity Big Brother, Courtney legally separated from Doug, claiming she wanted more independence.
Tonight on Big Brother, we see Caleb Reynolds move into the Big Brother 16 house. Unlucky Caleb is the first Big Brother 16 houseguest to garner controversial headlines. Unfortunately, if last season is any indication, he won't be the one and only. Countless racial, homophobic, and misogynistic remarks made Big Brother 15 not-so-much fun. Are we headed down the same path for Big Brother 16? One peek at Caleb's social media accounts suggests we are, indeed, headed down the same path.
Big Brother 16 is right around the corner. I, for one, am super excited. It can't be worse than BB15, right? Right?!? OMG I hope I'm RIGHT! So, we've already met the Big Brother 16 Houseguests, and now it is time to see the house they'll live in. The theme of the Big Brother 16 house is an urban tree house.
CBS: "This season, the Big Brother houseguests will live in a whimsical urban tree house-themed dwelling. The living room features a 20-foot-high wood tree sculpture and wood panels that give the illusion of peering out into the world from inside the tree. The theme continues with the dining room’s branch-bound chairs and the kitchen’s butcher block island made from slabs of eucalyptus trees. Nestled above the living room is a tree house where the houseguests can play chess. The Head of Household suite includes a giant bird’s nest for the bed and a wall lined with bird houses. The bedroom decor is based on the classical elements earth, wind, and fire with the bathroom’s theme being water."
The photos reveal a new and improved memory wall. "Because we're in HD, we were able to change up the technology," explainedCBS production designer Scott Storey. "We will be using them not only for the houseguests but we'll be putting in different games and moments from the show."
I know I'm not the only one who is counting down the days until Big Brother 16 begins. CBS has released the names, photos, and bios of the Big Brother 16 cast, adding, "Big Brother to debut its MOST TWISTED season ever!"
Twist Number One: Two houseguests will win Head of Household each week. Each HoH will nominate two houseguests for eviction every week. For the first time ever, winning HoH will not guarantee safety for the week.
Twist Number Two: A new interactive element to the game, Team America, will give fans power to influence the game. Twist Number Three: A new competition, Battle of the Block, will dramatically shift the power in the house each week.
“When the houseguests learn about the new twists, they will need to throw out any pre-existing strategy if they want to survive in the game,” promisedAllison Grodner. “The new Battle of the Block competition will shake up the power in the house like never before – a houseguest can go from zero to hero – or vice versa – every week!"
The former teen bride has separated from Doug Hutchison, moved out, and is now getting her own solo show to go with it! “She moved into the studio apartment next door to the house she and Doug rented together. But Doug still lives in the main house,” a source dished to Celebuzz. “They’re not divorced yet, so she’ll stay there until they figure out how they want to proceed with things.”
In the meantime, Courtney is busy revitalizing her "career" – and that includes more music! “She has a development deal with World of Wonder Productions,” says a source and is in the "beginning stages" of creating her own reality show. “Courtney’s working on multiple on-camera projects, one of which is her own show. And she’s being pitched to networks." WoW Productions is also behind Million Dollar Listing, Tori & Dean: Inn Love and RuPaul’s Drag Race.