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.”
Big Brother 13’s Cassi Colvin found herself on the chopping block after the Veteran alliance, well mostly Rachel, decided she was a threat.
And perhaps they were right. Unlike most players who play the Big Brother game, Cassi was loyal to her alliance till the end, unwilling to tell the others what they wanted to hear and even refused to campaign against her partner Shelly to stay in the game. Not surprisingly, Cassi was evicted from the BB13 house last Thursday in an unanimous vote.
In a new interview with DigitalSpy, Cassi reveals if she really thinks Rachel is jealous of her, why she refused to campaign against Shelly (she’s not aware Shelly back stabbed the alliance) and reveals what she would have done differently. Excerpts from her interview below –
There was a lot of discussion about girls in the house being jealous of your looks. Do you think that’s what was really behind Rachel’s dislike for you?
“Honestly, that belief was brought to my attention several times and I was the last to give any credit to that being the case. I think Rachel’s biggest issue with me is that I am a girl [who’s] comfortable in my own skin and happy with who I am on the inside when I don’t think she has found herself yet. Also, I think she was intimidated because she knew that I wouldn’t be her minion because of the Brenchal union or her experience in the game. I feel that I was the most independent newbie, the one least likely to let their promises of safety throw me off guard and make me easy to sway – I have my own mind.”
You said that you didn’t feel you could campaign against Shelly because you two had become so close. Do you feel that relationship was worth potentially giving up $500k?
“Shelly and I always said it was our worst nightmare to be put on the block together. We hoped to make it through the duos and golden key period intact. She was the only person in the house that my trust in never wavered with. Because I respect and adore her so much, I had nothing negative to say about her. Any speaking I did on my behalf after nominations was never to portray myself as a better option to keep in the house but only to remind people of what I had to offer in the game. I feel pretty confident that my pleas would have been to no avail because from a gameplay standpoint at this point in time, I am the bigger threat. I don’t think my campaigning or lack thereof affected my chance at the prize and I still left with my integrity and no regrets.”
If given another chance to play the game, would you have done anything differently?
“As cautious as I was from day one with what I said and who I said it to, I definitely could have been more tightlipped. I think a lot of the newbies recognized that I was ready to play from the start because I was so outspoken and honest. This made it easy for me to become the scapegoat for the things we were all feeling.”
The newbie alliance seemed pretty solid in the beginning but crumbled soon after, with two members flipping over to the other side in the first week. What do you think went wrong there?
“Although unspoken, the line was clearly drawn coming into the house with new versus old players and unfortunately rather than the newbies realizing that this was a golden opportunity to use our number advantage to our benefit, they cowered to intimidation because of the veterans’ experience in the game and relationship with one another outside of the house.”
You attempted to align yourself with the veterans after the first elimination. Is this something you always imagined you’d have to do at some point in the game or was going to the other side just a last-ditch effort to stay in the game?
“The veterans actually approached Shelly and I with the proposal of keeping one another safe. In my mind, it was never an alliance nor did I have any intention with aligning with the veterans as a whole. For me, it was simply a deal to keep Shelly and I safe for the time being, hence why I encouraged other newbies to put Brendon and Rachel up because they were the biggest threat in the game and it wasn’t an option for myself because my word is my word. But further on down the road, I would have been interested in aligning with Jeff and Jordan.”
A live eviction episode of Big Brother will air tonight on CBS at 9/8c during which host Julie Chen will reveal a new twist! As we reported last week, the eliminated HGs are being sequestered. When you add in Evel Dick’searly departure, it’s all but certain there will be a twist to bring back one of the evicted HGs.
Up for eviction tonight are Dominic and Adam. And thanks to Danielle’s shenanigans and all around bad game play, it’s all but certain Dominic will get the boot. Dominic is however not giving up just yet as he is trying to sway the newbie votes (Kalia, Shelly and Porsche) his way. He seems to have Kalia’s vote but will Shelly, who claims to be feeling very guilty for backstabbing her alliance, and Porsche vote for him to stay? We will find out tonight. Once again, here’s to hoping a newbie wins tonight’s HOH so there is a desperately needed shift of power in the house!
TELL US – THOUGHTS ON CASSIE’S INTERVIEW & TONIGHTS EPISODE? WHO ARE YOU ROOTING FOR TO STAY? DOMINIC OR ADAM?
After months of anticipation, the best reality show on the planetBig Brotherreturns tonight with its 13th season!
And as announced by CBS, the twist this year all has to do with dynamic duos! In what is being dubbed the summer of “Double Trouble,” 6 past Houseguests will return to join the eight new cast members (pictured above) this season.
While CBS won’t officially reveal who those returning HGs are until tonight, a leak from a BB insider earlier this week stated it would be Jeff and Jordan, Brendon and Rachel, plus Dani and Evel Dick.
Julie Chen returns as the host and as always, up for grabs is the $500,000 grand prize! Also returning this season is the “Have Not Room,” where some unlucky Houseguests will be deprived of luxury and comfort, while also given the infamous slop.
This season the show will air on Thursdays at 9/8c and Sundays & Wednesdays at 8/7c. The first live eviction show will air next Thursday. Following tonight’s premiere, the live feeds will go live at 1:00am eastern. You can CLICK HERE to get a free trial!
Below is a video featuring interviews with the new HGs! Big Brother 13 premieres tonight on CBS at 9/8c.
TELL US – ARE YOU AS EXCITED AS WE ARE? THOUGHTS ON THE PREMIERE & NEW HGs BASED ON THE VIDEO INTERVIEWS?
First, we saw Kathy, who might or might not be one of the worst players in Big Brother history, get sent home Thursday night after Matt used the Diamond power of veto, thus putting her up for eviction.
Kathy seemed to take things in stride in her post interview with Julie Chen, however expressing regret that she never had the chance to campaign for votes.
Following the eviction, Britney was crowned the new HOH and in this week’s spoilers, we reveal Britney’s nominees, the POV winner, and the plan by the HGs to backdoor a member of the Brigade.