As we previously reported, Aaryn's mother, Elizabeth Owens, hired a publicist to help repair her daughter's image. Now that Aaryn has been evicted (though she's still sequestered) and the Big Brother finale is just two weeks from today (when Aaryn will reenter society), it's time for this publicist to get to work!
Last night, Aaryn was unanimously voted out of the Big Brother house, and now she'll join Candice Stewart, Jessie Kowalski, and Helen Kim in the jury house. But first… a little chat with Julie Chen…
Much to my amazement, Julie grilled Aaryn last night, and I think she did the best she could with the "no info from the outside world" rule she must follow to keep the jury fair. Also a shock? CBS let the audience BOO! Aaryn.
Tonight's live episode of Big Brother 15 is going to be crazy – double eviction, jury reveal, rumored game-changer! Expect the unexpected, right?
The first eviction will send either Amanda Zuckerman, Candice Stewart, or Spencer Clawson to the jury house. That's right – jury starts this week! This is going to be a huge slap in the face to those who have made decisions based on a seven person jury. Too bad. So sad.
Then the remaining houseguests will play an entire week of Big Brother in a matter of minutes. Host Julie Chen will rush the frenzied hamsters through a head of household competition, nominations, power of veto competition and ceremony, and eviction.
More and more, Big Brother host Julie Chen is opening up about the hate inside the Big Brother house this season, and she seems to be most offended by Aaryn Gries. Rightfully so! Aaryn – along with GinaMarie Zimmerman – has been fired from her job since entering the Big Brother house. Of course, she's still sequestered, so she has no idea!
Anyway, back to Julie's thoughts on Aaryn, who has personally attacked African-American, Asian-American, and gay BB15 houseguests. "The fact that a young person in this day and age would engage in such racism is very disturbing," said Julie. "When I was growing up in Queens in the '70s, I heard 'chink' and 'ching-chong' and they pulled their eyes – but that was in the '70s!"
As a huge fan of Big Brother – and avid follower of the uncensored live feeds – I'm sickened by the racism, misogyny, and homophobia coming from the Big Brother 15 cast this summer week. Oy. I have to repeatedly remind myself that it's only the first week.
Apparently, CBS/Big Brother has asked the houseguests to not make racial or derogatory remarks against others in the house, but that's the EXTENT of CBS/Big Brother's willingness to get involved.
Whether or not the racial slurs make it to the CBS broadcasts of Big Brother remains to be seen, but in my opinion, hiding it exacerbates the problem. My guess, CBS will pretend the racism, misogyny, and homophobia inside the Big Brother house does not exist, which is unfortunate.
Big Brother 15 premieres Wednesday, June 26 at 8/7c on CBS.
Following the premiere on Wednesday, Big Brother will air three nights weekly – Sundays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays. The live eviction show hosted by the lovely Julie Chen happens on Wednesdays this season. Also new, Big Brother: After Dark will air on TV Guide Network (TVGN), not Showtime.
Are you all ready for the longest season ever of Big Brother? Big Brother 15 premieres in a little less than one week. This season's houseguests will endure two new weekly twists designed to shake up the game from day one.
First, three Big Brother houseguests will be nominated for eviction instead of two. More hamsters on the block most likely means more paranoia and drama surrounding nominations. So far – I like it.
Second, Big Brother fans will be asked to vote for the houseguest who they feel is playing the best game, and the winner of that vote will be declared the Big Brother MVP. The MVP will get a special power that impacts the game.
“The Big Brother MVP will force the houseguests to rethink their strategies," said Executive Producer Allison Grodner. "With America rewarding good game play, it doesn't pay to be a floater this summer."
The season started with a bang, got a little boring in the middle, and then Dan revived it with some brilliant moves. After 75 days in the Big Brother house, only Dan, Ian Terry, and Danielle Murphree remain.
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