Big Brother 14 features 12 new houseguests, each hoping to be the next big reality TV star and $500,000 richer, and 4 returning “epic” Big Brother players. CBS explains why we can’t just have new blood, “In a series first, four of the most successful players to ever enter the Big Brother house, will return to play their own game and for their own separate prize.” Whatever, CBS, this better not suck!
As always, Big Brother is hosted by the lovely Julie Chen. She’s really working the camera tonight – stage left, stage right, wiggle your shoulders, back to stage right, descend the stairs, flawlessly sit down. Tough gig.
Big Brother is finally here. Let’s get on with it.
Those darn interwebs…they are full of spoilers, aren’t they? Today’s news that you may not want to know? Four former cast members are returning to Big Brother to play their own version of the game while “coaching” current houseguests. The fourteenth season of the show premieres tonight!
Big Brother 14 features 12 new houseguests, each hoping to be the next big reality TV star and $500,000 richer. The CBS summer hit premieres Thursday, July 12 at 9 pm ET.
It wouldn’t be Big Brother without twists, right? The four “huge surprises” are actually four returning houseguests.
CBS explains, “In a series first, four of the most successful players to ever enter the BIG BROTHER house, will return to play their own game and for their own separate prize. The identities of the four returning players and details surrounding their mission inside the house will be revealed during the season premiere.”
Executive producer Allison Grodner guarantees that none of these players are from last season, which also included past contestants. This means no Rachel!!
Paging allBig Brother fans! Big Brother 14 premieres Thursday, July 12 at 9 pm ET on CBS. That’s right, there’s only one more week to sleep and pay attention to your families! Big Brother airs LIVE every Thursday at 9 pm ET, hosted by Julie Chen. The “catch up” episodes air Sundays at 8 pm ET (starts July 15) and Wednesdays at 8 pm ET (starts July 18).
If that’s not enough Big Brother for you, as always, you can catch 3 hours of nightly live action on Big Brother: After Dark on Showtime 2 and subscribe to the live feeds for 24/7 uncensored access to the Big Brother house. This is the real Big Brother, not that highly edited crap CBS shows us on Sunday and Wednesday nights.
Big Brother 14 will have the most hamsters ever with 12 new houseguests and 4 returning houseguests (the four HUGE surprises we were promised). Grumble, bitch, moan, grumble – shoot me if one of the four is the highly annoying Rachel Reilly! “Four epic players – including fan favorites and winners – are coming in with their own agenda,” says executive producer Allison Grodner. “It’s a game within a game, if you will.” Allison describes this season’s house décor as “urban pop” and “very youthful.”
I don’t know how many of you are keeping up with the battle of the super networks over Big Brother, but the lawsuit is getting nasty. Like, Miss Jackson nasty!
Here’s the background info: ABC just developed a new reality show called Glass House. The premise is pretty much that big brother is always watching a bunch of wannabe stars living in a glass house and competing for prizes.
Well, if that sounds familiar to you – CBS agrees. They sent ABC a cease and desist letter demanding the show be pulled as it is a blatant rip off of Big Brother, the long running and immensely popular reality show built around a similar premise.
Well, now CBS is suing ABC! Whoa… is the earth going to implode now? TMZ reports that the suit is now in a LA federal court and CBS’s suit alleges: “If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then CBS should take pride in ABC’s latest reality television project, ‘Life in a Glass House.’” They are calling the show a “carbon copy” of Big Brother and accuses ABC of making an “obvious attempt … to capitalize on its unique success.”
CBS loves a reality crossover! Unfortunately for viewers, Survivors turned Survivors turned Amazing Race contestants turned Survivor (you get my drift) Rob and Amber Mariano have been replaced with a new over-exposed celebreality power couple.
Rachel Reilly and Brendon Villegas were the Big Brother couple many people loved to hate. We watched the pair fall in love on Season 12 of the hit show (who thought that would last?) and get engaged before returning for Round Two on the following season. Season 13 brought more of the same for the hot-and-cold, drama-loving pair when they returned with other former BB twosomes to switch up the show’s dynamic (sound familiar, Survivor?) with Rachel going on to win the $500,000 grand prize after her honey got the boot (yet again).
Well, now it seems the couple will have another chance to win over our hearts as they compete in the twentieth season of Amazing Race. Thanksgiving weekend, there were several reports that the new season was filming at Los Angeles International Airport, and among the traveling partners were Rachel and Brendon. Someone has to fill Ethan Zohn and Jenna Morasca’s shoes though, right?
Perhaps the pair will be the first CBS power couple to actually win Amazing Race. There have been several past crossover pairs, but only Rob and Amber have come close to taking home the title when they finished second on Season 7… not to be confused with when they traveled the world on the “all-star” edition of the series. If these airport sightings are accurate, maybe the couple will find the popularity needed to have CBS foot the bill for a televised wedding!
The new season of Amazing Race is set to premiere early next year.
DID YOU WATCH RACHEL AND BRENDON ON BIG BROTHER? HOW DO YOU THINK THE PAIR WILL DO IN THE AMAZING RACE? THOUGHTS ON CBS RECYCLING REALITY STARS?
According to TMZ, that answer is no! The reason? Rachel, 27, is hoping to have a paid made for TV wedding!
Apparently Rachel was drunk when she told TMZ of her plans to wed this weekend. Sources close to Rachel reveal she and Brendon have no plans of a quickie wedding. The couple however plans to settle down in Los Angeles where Brendon is currently enrolled in grad school at UCLA.
Rachel is now planning to use her $500,000 prize money to buy a condo. In addition to that, she also wants to try her hand at the entertainment industry, while pitching her wedding planning as a reality show to various production companies and networks in hopes of having it all paid for.
And immediately following her win on BB, Rachel gave an interview in which she revealed her shock and hurt over Adam Poch not voting for her.
“I was shocked by Adam’s vote. I wasn’t surprised that it was close, I thought it would be 3-3 and Adam would be the tiebreaker, but I was shocked with Adam’s vote,” said Rachel to Zap2It. “Earlier in the week he came in, he’s a super fan, he said he’s going to base all his decisions on game. I was shocked and hurt a little bit because he told me earlier that I earned it and he would vote for me. He said even if I evicted him, he would understand and vote for me and then he votes for Porsche?!”
In other BB news, Shelly Moore also spoke out about Jeff Schroederin a new interview. If you recall, Shelly famously turned on her alliance member Jeff in the game, leading to some death threats by some deranged fans.
Shelly however assures TMZ that all is well with Jeff today, adding that the threats have also died down. Shelly states: “This is a game … Some fans get really excited, some get really crazy. It is what it is. We are fine. We are wonderful … Jeff and Jordan and all of us, we’re all buddies … LIFE IS GOOD!”
In a separate interview, Jeff stated all is forgiven with Shelly and denounced the death threats. He also apologized for some comments he made in the BB house which some felt were homophobic, stating he’s “totally not that person.”
TELL US – SHOULD ADAM HAVE VOTED FOR RACHEL? WOULD YOU WATCH A REALITY SHOW ABOUT RACHEL’S WEDDING?