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Big Brother 16: What Are They Up To? January 2015 Edition [PHOTOS]

| January 28, 2015 at 1:30 PM EST

We’ve enjoyed checking up on the Big Brother 16 Houseguests in the off-season and they’ve enjoyed sharing lots of fun photos of their adventures and get-togethers. Here’s the latest on what the Big Brother HGs have been up to in January & shared online through Twitter & Instagram.

Big Brother Houseguests reunite & party

Big Brother Houseguests reunite & party – Source: Twitter

January was a busy month for a lot of the Houseguests with some surviving the cold and others staying far, far away from it. We found Derrick out playing in the snow with his daughter Tenley while his former ally, Cody, was cozying up with Brittany. Did those two finally go on a date??

Speaking of dating, Caleb and his new girlfriend Ashley Jay were showing off the fruits of their gym efforts and spending time together. Caleb also just announced that he had been picked up as a sponsored athlete with “Advanced Nutrition Systems 24/7″ so kudos to him on that.

Nicole traveled to New York City sans Hayden to see Frankie’s play before it ended. Nicole probably inspired him to fly to Africa and build a school, but what good is it if they can’t fit inside?

Back stateside, Hayden, sans Nicole, hung out with Devin and Amber when they went to support Paola when she was DJ’ing. Amber was busy too with an appearance on America’s Funniest Videos and more importantly, hanging out with J-U Double D for lunch. Okay, the latter might not be as important as being on TV, but it’s up there, right?

Check out the Big Brother photos below and see what some of the BB16 HGs were up to this month.

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Source: Twitter & Instagram

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‘All Access’ Flashback: Big Brother 8 Season Premiere Recap

| January 22, 2015 at 3:30 PM EST

We’re back with the Big Brother All Access Flashback series and this week we’ve got Big Brother 8, a very dramatic season that gave us America’s Player and legendary Evel Dick.

Big Brother 8 logo

Big Brother 8 on All Access – Source: CBS

Following up the previous season would be no easy task, but Big Brother 8 offered up an interesting twist, although similar to a previous year, and a very effective and polarizing mix of personalities.

Big Brother 8 featured a total of 14 Houseguests with a “worst enemies” twist that worked by introducing 11 main HGs on the doorstep of Big Brother with 4 more HGs hidden away upstairs as a surprise. Those secret additions were half of a past feuding pair that wouldn’t be anxious to be reunited, but they were also a chance to turn the corner and work with a known quantity. As we learned by the end of the season, working together instead of against each other turned out to be the right move. That wasn’t the only twist, but more on that later.

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Those 11 Houseguests and 3 additional cast members included Amber Siyavus, Carol Journey, Daniele Donato, “Evel” Dick Donato, Dustin Erikstrup, Eric Stein, Jameka Cameron, Jen Johnson, Jessica Hughbanks, Joe Barber, Kail Harbrick, Mike Dutz, Nick Starcevic, and Zach Swerdzewski.

Out of that list the “hidden” HGs were Evel Dick, Dustin, and Jessica. Evel was paired with his estranged daughter, Daniele. Dustin with his former boyfriend Joe, and Jessica was a former bff turned rival with Carol.

Soon the main HGs are settled in and doing their meet and greet which gives us lots of insight through side discussions in the DR. Daniele tells us that she’s actually only 20, but turning 21 in a few months. Jen doesn’t find any of the guys good looking while Carol thinks Jen is shallow and superficial. Yeah, that seems about right.

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Big Brother’s Britney Haynes Shares New Baby News & Photo

| January 19, 2015 at 10:45 AM EST

Big Brother’s fan favorite Britney Haynes shared very exciting news last week with a surprise announcement of the birth of a baby girl this past Thursday.

Britney Haynes on Big Brother

Britney Haynes on Big Brother – Source: CBS

Sharing the news on Twitter, Britney wrote on Friday, “Yesterday was perfect. Meet Tilly’s little sister!” Congratulations to Britney and her husband along with newly minted big sister Tilly!

Britney shared just one photo of her newborn and hasn’t mentioned the little girl’s name just yet (which I may have missed), but considering how cute Britney and Tilly have been together we can’t wait for her to share even more photos and details. See their first photo together:

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Speaking of great photos of Britney and Tilly, here are a few more of her latest from Instagram:

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Congratulations again to the expanding family! You can share your congratulations and follow Britney for more updates on Twitter.

Source: Instagram

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‘All Access’ Flashback: Big Brother 7 All-Stars Season Premiere Recap

| January 8, 2015 at 11:00 AM EST

This week in our Big Brother All Access Flashback series we’re taking a look at one of the best seasons in BBUS, All-Stars, featuring the return of the best of the best from the first six seasons of Big Brother.

Big Brother 7 All-Stars on CBS All Access

Big Brother 7 All-Stars on CBS All Access

Host Julie Chen cuts right to the chase and brings out twenty former HGs, but only fourteen of them will be going inside even with the added bonus of two more than originally announced. Viewers voted to include their top four men and top four women picks to go inside while production did the rest.

Julie draws out the keys for the ladies “in no particular order” with Janelle (BB6) first, Erika (BB4), Nakomis (BB5), and Diane (BB4). Now for the guys: Howie (BB6), Kaysar (BB6), James (BB6), and Jase (BB5). Entering the house first was Janelle while Howie went in first for the next group.

Upon entering Jase immediately notices how many of the people are BB6 and that worries him. Meanwhile Howie immediately notices all the high-grade “boobies” and is very excited about his summer in the house.

Back outside the rest of the cast is selected as Julie hands out the final six keys to Will (BB2), Danielle (BB3), Marcellas (BB3), Alison (BB4), Mike Boogie (BB2), and Chicken George (BB1). That leaves behind Monica (BB2), Cowboy (BB5), Lisa (BB3), Bunky (BB2), Ivette (BB6), and Dana (BB4) as those who did not make the cut.

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Once all the Houseguests have gone inside and dropped their bags the talking begins. Looks like a lot of old rivalries are ready to be renewed. Marcellas says in the DR that he still doesn’t like Danielle because of all their history while Danielle says he’s got a chip on his shoulder. Then you’ve got Erika and Alison with their own checkered past that didn’t start them out well.

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Big Brother 17 Cast Selection Starts In March 2015

| January 4, 2015 at 12:00 PM EST

Big Brother Casting Director Robyn Kass has announced when the Big Brother 17 cast selection process will begin for the 2015 summer season’s return to CBS’s lineup.

Julie Chen has Big Brother 17 surprises

Julie Chen has Big Brother 17 surprises – Source: CBS

Returning from some time off Kass announced updates on both Big Brother Canada’s third season and the upcoming BB17 later this summer. Finalists for the two-time excellent installment to our north have now been chosen as Kassting’s focus prepares to shift next to Big Brother US’s casting.

Our coverage for BBCAN is set to resume in the coming months with Big Brother’s return there, but the bulk of our readers are anxious to find out who will be part of the Big Brother 17 cast. Hopefully lots of potential Houseguests are preparing their own applications as well and looking out for when the next open casting calls will be held.

Last season the open call events started in late February with the bulk of auditions rolling out in late March and April. Sounds like BB17′s events will be centered around those later dates for 2015, but we will continue to monitor the official casting site and report and updates along the way.

Houseguests Hopefuls ready to submit their applications for Big Brother 17 instead of applying in person can do so now. There’s currently no deadline in place, but that’s no reason to wait and risk missing your chance at one of the Big Brother 17 keys. Best of luck to all applicants!

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Big Brother Celebrates New Year’s 2015 [PICS]

| January 2, 2015 at 2:45 PM EST

We made it another year! Big Brother Houseguests celebrated New Year’s 2015 with family, friends, and even other HGs. Thanks to the new season of Big Brother 17 this summer and even BB18 the following year we should have lots to look forward to in 2015!

Nicole Franzel & Hayden Voss celebrate New Year's 2015

Nicole Franzel & Hayden Voss celebrate New Year’s 2015 – Source: Twitter

Here are some of the photos the Big Brother cast shared over the past few days as they got together for lots of festivities. We found Jeff & Jordan sharing a midnight smooch, Elissa & her husband out in Times Square, Haycole getting together, a pack of the former HG guys hanging out, and a lot more. Looks like they were all having a good time.

We hope you had a great 2014 and are looking forward to you joining us for Big Brother 17 this summer! If you’re own New Year’s resolution was to be a Big Brother cast member yourself then get on it and apply today for Big Brother! No decisions have been made yet which means the field is wide open for you to make the cut. Best of luck!

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Source: Instagram & Twitter

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