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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!!

Big Brother fans, meet your new hamsters!

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Paging all Big 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.”

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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.”

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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?

Big Brother 13 winner Rachel Reilly told TMZ last Thursday that she planned to tie the knot this weekend with her fiance Brendon Villegas. So did she?

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 Schroeder in 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?

A new winner was crowned last night on the finale of CBS’ Big Brother 13. Following a season filled with many twists and turns, the final two came down to a newbie vs. a veteran.

In the end returning veteran Rachel Reilly, a 27-year-old waitress, emerged the winner, leaving the game with both her man and $500,000! Rachel, who won the final HOH thus deciding whom she wanted to go up against, beat runner up Porsche Briggs, 23, in a very close vote.

Rachel ultimately won by a vote of 4 – 3. Shelly Moore ended up being the deciding vote as both Porsche’s and Rachel’s alliances remained loyal to them until the end. But don’t feel too badly for Porsche as she also left the game $50,o00 richer.

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America’s Favorite Houseguest was also revealed and CBS might as well rename this the Jeff Schroeder award as the returning vet took home the $25,000 prize for the second time.

As for Rachel, she is planning to use her winnings to plan her wedding and her future together with her fiance Brendon Villegas.

CBS also announced earlier this week that the show will return for a 14th season. Fingers crossed that it’s the highly anticipated return of the all-star season!

TELL US – THOUGHTS ON THE FINALE? YOU HAPPY RACHEL WON?

It all ends tonight as a new champion will be crowned on Big Brother season 13!

One of the three remaining finalists in the game – Rachel Reilly, Adam Poch, and Porsche Briggswill walk away with a prize of $500,000. The runner-up will receive $50,000 while Jeff Schroeder America’s Favorite Houseguest will also receive $25,000! Warning – the next paragraph contains spoilers.

The first two parts of the final HOH competition were played days ago and the winners Rachel and Porsche will battle on tonight’s live show for the final part. The winner will then decide whom they want to compete against in the finale. It appears both Rachel and Porsche are planning to take each other. But wouldn’t Porsche fare better against Adam???

Meanwhile, following her eviction on Thursday night, fan favorite Jordan Lloyd is now speaking out. In an interview with Zap2It, Jordan reveals why she decided to play the game again: ” Jeff wanted to come back and try to win again, and since we had been doing long distance it was a good opportunity to spend some time together. We thought it would be fun to try to win again and get to see each other all summer.”

When asked who she’s rooting for, she replies, “I am hoping its Rachel and Adam just because they were in my alliance and I would love to see them win.”

Has she forgiven Shelly for betraying her boyfriend Jeff? Jordan states they have already repaired their relationship adding “whatever happened in the Big Brother house stays in the Big Brother house, so all of that has been squashed.”

Other evicted HG Kalia Booker is also speaking out about her eviction. While talking to Zap2It, Kalia is asked whether she feels the veterans were unfair to the newbies in the house. “It depends on how you look at it,” says Kalia. “Daniele was a vet and she gave me a wealth of information when I played with her. But it was hard on the newbies because we had an uphill battle the entire time and the vets already knew how to play.”

Kalia’s biggest regret in the house all had to do with the duo twist of course. She reveals, “I got jacked from the duo twist the first time, how would it be any different the second time. It came at the worst possible time.” Kalia adds that she feels Rachel is the strongest player left in the game.

The finale airs tonight at 9:30/8:30c on CBS, immediately following the new season premiere of Survivor.

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TELL US – THOUGHTS ON THE INTERVIEWS AND TONIGHT’S BB FINALE? WHO ARE YOU ROOTING FOR TO WIN?

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It’s down to the final 3 in the Big Brother 13 house, just days before the live finale show!

Following Jordan Lloyd’s eviction on Thursday, the three finalists — Rachel Reilly, Adam Poch, and Porsche Briggsare left to fight it out for the final HOH.

The final HOH is not only guaranteed a spot in the final two, but they also get the privilege of choosing whom they want to go up against.

The final HOH will be decided in three competitions. The winners of the first two comps will battle it out in a final contest.

On Thursday’s show, the first part of the HOH competition was one of endurance. Check below to see who won, and keep checking back to see the updated results of the remaining comps!

According to our BB poll from Thursday, majority of you, over 50%, are actually rooting for Rachel to win it all! Not that surprising as Rachel is arguably the best player left in the game thus the most deserving.

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