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Big Brother HGs Rock Reality Rally 2015 [PICS]

| April 13, 2015 at 2:45 PM EDT

Big Brother Houseguests are generally awesome about supporting great causes and lending their recognition to charity so it’s no surprise that many of them were out again in force at this weekend’s Reality Rally.

Reality Rally & Big Brother HGs

Reality Rally & Big Brother HGs – Source: Instagram

Big Brother cast members from several seasons and even different franchises all hung out with fans to raise funds for Michelle’s Place, a breast cancer support organization which has pulled this event together year after year.

Fans were excited to see Houseguests from last season including Donny Thompson, Nicole Franzel, Hayden Voss, Christine Brecht, Devin Shepherd, and Brittany Martinez plus past seasons’s HGs like Danielle Reyes, McCrae Olson, Spencer Clawson, Michelle Costa, and many others. From up north we see Big Brother Canada Houseguests like Alec Beall, Arlie Shaban, Liza Stinton, Suzette Amaya, Peter Brown, and more.

Check out some of the fun photos below and find even more on Twitter and Instagram.

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Image source: Hayden Voss, MaMoosie, Twitter

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Big Brother 17 Casting Opportunities Enter Final Stretch As Deadlines Approach

| April 1, 2015 at 10:15 AM EDT

Big Brother 17 casting enters its final stretch as deadlines loom for both online applications and the open-call audition events. Get the details on how you can be cast on the next Big Brother this summer.

Julie Chen hosts Big Brother

Julie Chen hosts Big Brother – Source: CBS

This month the bulk of remaining open call events held by Kassting Inc. will wrap up with twelve more opportunities across the country. While others could be added it seems likely we’re narrowing down on your chances to get in front of the team that will handpick the BB17 cast. Casting locations & dates.

In-person isn’t your only option either as the online applications continue to roll but that’s about to expire as well. Robyn Kass announced the deadline for online submissions is Friday, April 24 May 15, 2015 so you’ve still got several weeks to send in your application. Online app details & links.

While having a famous sibling might not be an option for everyone to get cast, if you’ve ever thought about putting yourself out there and going for your dream of being a Big Brother Houseguest then this is your chance! Last season’s winner Derrick Levasseur said he pursued an application as a “getting older” sort of dream and boy did that work out well with the largest ever single season payday.

Do not miss your chance! Check out the remaining Big Brother 17 open call audition events list or apply online. Need tips and hints to prepare? BB12’s Matt Hoffman wrote a thoroughly detailed guide to making it on the show as a regular Joe (or Joey, just not as an ‘Alex,’ okay?).

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Big Brother Canada 3 Kicks Off With New Twists & Fun Outlook

| March 24, 2015 at 2:30 PM EDT

Big Brother Canada 3 kicked off last night and the season is already looking strong after two previous installments that set the bar high for a fast and furious ten week run at the money, Canadian style.

Big Brother Canada 3 airs on Global

Big Brother Canada 3 – Source: Global

If you’re a serious Big Brother fan then you must be a least a little intrigued with the recent franchise addition to our north. Now officially in its third season, Big Brother Canada has reminded us that you can tweak a core format and come out with a very strong and entertaining style of game.

In last night’s BBCAN3 premiere the sixteen Houseguests arrived to the studio in sets, just as we’re used to on BBUS, but instead of running in to face an HoH competition their first twist was ready to mix that up. Each Houseguest would act as HoH and nominate two other players with the two earning the most noms going up on the block. Predictably, two weaker players went up on the block.

Instead of everyone competing in an HoH comp six HGs faced off in the Power of Veto comp on the very first night. The winner saved herself and was able to name a renom of her own choosing which set up the next twist of the night and they don’t even know it. Viewers are busily voting today and the HG with the most votes will be evicted on Wednesday, as decided by the audience rather than the House.

By the end of the night the new Big Brother Canada cast was left wondering what would come next and they’d be doing it while sleeping on the floor. Yeah, Big Brother withheld everything from them including their luggage and all furniture in the house. They’d have to earn it all this season.

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Big Brother 17 Casting Events Announced – Dates & Locations

| March 6, 2015 at 9:00 AM EDT

The search is on for the Big Brother 17 cast and you’ve got a chance to step in front of a the casting company in charge of bringing together the next batch of Big Brother Houseguests!

Julie Chen at the Big Brother house

Julie Chen at the Big Brother house – Source: CBS

Online applications for BB17 have been open and rolling since last year’s season ended, but now we have our first open casting call events being announced for an in-person opportunity.

There are benefits to both methods, in-person and online, so you’ll want to weigh your options and give special attention to advice from former Houseguest Matt Hoffman and Dan Gheesling on how to improve your chances of being cast. Don’t miss Kassting Inc.’s own list of must-read casting tips.

So far there are just a few locations and dates announced for the Big Brother 17 casting events, but I’d expect several dozen more to be released in the coming weeks so be sure to keep checking back. You can also join us on Facebook, Twitter, and by Email to receive the casting updates.

Event list last updated 4/18/15

Big Brother 17 Casting Events:

  • State College, PA – Sunday, April 19 1PM-4PM, Nittany Mall near Penn State, 2901 East College Ave, State College, PA 16801 – Google Map
  • Nashville, TN – Sunday, April 19 11AM-2PM, Bar Louie, 314 11th Ave South, Nashville, TN 37203 – Google Map
  • Batavia, NY – Sunday, April 19 11AM-4PM, Batavia Downs, 8315 Park Road, Batavia, NY 14020 – Google Map
  • St. Louis, MO – Saturday, April 25th 10AM-1PM, Chesterfield Mall, 291 Chesterfield Center, Chesterfield, MO 63017 – Google Map
  • Cape Canaveral, FL – Sunday, April 26th 10AM-5PM, Victory Casino Cruises, 180 Christopher Columbus Drive, Cape Canaveral, FL 32920 – Google Map
  • Odessa, TX – Saturday, May 2 2PM-5PM, Music City Mall (at Carousel stage), 4101 East 42nd St, Odessa, TX 79762 – Google Map
  • More dates may be added…

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Big Brother 17 Start Date & Schedule Announced

| February 26, 2015 at 6:00 PM EDT

CBS has just announced the Big Brother 17 start date for June 2015 with the schedule confirmed to return for three nights a week. Now we just need some BB17 cast Houseguests to get this party started!

Julie Chen has Big Brother 17 surprises

Julie Chen has Big Brother 17 surprises – Source: CBS

Big Brother 17 returns on June 24-25, 2015 with a two-night season premiere on CBS. This announcement comes two weeks earlier than last year’s confirmation from CBS and marks an even earlier start date than the former season’s debut. They’re as anxious to get it started as we are!

Casting Director Robyn Kass added on Twitter that the series would be back on its new regular schedule of Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday. I guess I’ll have to keep holding out hope for that long ago Su/Tu/Th schedule for Big Brother. Ah well, maybe for Big Brother 18.

Speaking of the Big Brother 17 cast, the online applications have a deadline of April 24th and the open call events are still being added with the first dates set for March. Think you’ve got what it takes? Then apply! We want awesome Houseguests this season so don’t let us down.

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Big Brother HGs Jeff & Jordan Compete In Amazing Race 26 Challenge [PICS & VIDEO]

| February 25, 2015 at 2:58 PM EDT

Big Brother Houseguests Jeff Schroeder and Jordan Lloyd are returning to The Amazing Race to face a new challenge. This time around though, it’s just for fun.

Jeff & Jordan together for The Amazing Race

Jeff & Jordan together for The Amazing Race – Source: CBS

More Jejo for CBS’s reality TV? Well, it’s just a cameo this time around as the former Big Brother Houseguests and Amazing Race players caught up with TAR host Phil Keoghan for a go at an upcoming challenge. Looks like the two players had different objectives in mind.

Jeff came to redeem himself from their time on TAR ten seasons ago while Jordan is clearly still in the one-win-is-enough-for-me mode. The recently engaged couple had to dive through freezing water, crawl through the dirt, and race to the finish line in this practice round if they wanted to make up for past TAR mistakes.

It’s pretty funny to see them lined up against children, but hey, it’s every man, woman, and child for themselves when it comes to Amazing Race, right? Jeff is off in a flash while Jordan immediately sits down to slide gently in to the water before helping the children along the obstacle course. It’s classic.

Does Jeff get his TAR win? Will Jordan ever make it to the finish line? Can their engagement survive the depths of TAR? Check out the pics and video below to find out!

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