Julie Chen is back at it and teasing us with hints on the Big Brother 16 twist. Earlier today Julie announced she was planning to reveal this season’s twist in the next few days.
Think you know what’s coming up on Big Brother this summer? Well Julie does and this Wednesday she’ll give us our first official details during an episode of The Talk, as she’s often done in the past.
— Julie Chen (@JulieChen) June 16, 2014
All we’ve got so far is the “most twisted season ever” from Julie combined with the “curveballs” promise from the executive producers and even “twist after twist” in the promos. So it sounds like they’re going to stack the twist deck this season possibly in hopes of finding one that sticks.
In past seasons we’ve seen the twists flop and die incredibly quickly. Remember that “Summer of Sabotage” twist? Oh that lasted a few days when the first HG evicted was the production’s plant. Then last year we were told the MVP vote would impact “every week” but after Elissa camped out in that spot they had to adjust and soon thereafter drop it.
Twists have to be a huge challenge for Big Brother production and if they want a season where it works then having an arsenal on hand might not be such a bad idea. Unless you don’t like twists with your Big Brother 16, then it’s a very bad idea.
We’ll know more come Wednesday with Julie Chen’s news reveal, but until then stick with us as we prepare to unleash our own reveal: Houseguest interviews! Find us on Facebook, Twitter, & by Email Updates to get your Big Brother news.
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Rachel Reilly is back, but wait, just for the day this time. The winner of Big Brother 13 is taking her turn in the seat across from host Jeff Schroeder later today, but it’s only available on your Live Feeds.
After so many seasons of appearances a lot of fans get nervous that Rachel will be back again, but I’m fairly sure this will be the extent of her involvement with Big Brother 16. On today’s Live Feeds chat with Jeff she’ll talk about her experience on the show, give some advice for future HouseGuests, and then take some of your questions.
If you want to get involved in the live chat then be sure to sign-up and login starting at 3PM ET (12PM PT) and submit your questions through the chat room marked for the event.
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Enjoy today’s Big Brother chat. I can’t wait to see what Rachel has to say.
CBS has put together their list of some of the top beauties of past Big Brother seasons. Who would be on your “best of the best” for the beautiful women who have passed through that front door?
With fifteen past seasons to pick from this wouldn’t be an easy list to make, but I think I’d agree with most everyone here. You’ve got Janelle, of course, Britney, Lisa from all the way back at BB3, and lots more. Scroll through the gallery below to see them all.
See the full Top 10 Beauties list at CBS.com
After last year’s Big Brother debacle I thought we’d be guaranteed to have another All-Stars or some form of returning players. CBS needed a safe season with known quantities to wash away the ugliness that surprised everyone. Then casting events rolled out, more than in recent seasons, and I thought we were back on track for an all-new cast. Maybe not.
The prevailing preseason Big Brother 16 twist rumor was a Blood Vs Water approach with possibly Vets mixed with related (or friends of) Newbies. It certainly seemed plausible as CBS has been running with that approach on Survivor with strong results. But what if it’s more than that?
CBS offered up the chance for fans on Twitter to vote between three seasons for them to replay online. Guess which one was served up as a result? All-Stars. You can watch every episode of Big Brother Season 7 on CBS.com right now. Seems like a good opportunity to remind fans just how good an All-Stars season could be (with the right mix of HGs).
Then CBS started running through interviews and coverage of past HGs with their “Winners Tell All” interview series and photo albums online. Odds of this being an indicator? Not likely. CBS has been doing this recently so I don’t think this leans the cast in either direction.
So what about the past HGs themselves? Kinda odd stuff going on there. We’ve seen HGs saying they’re traveling overseas (Matt Hoffman off to Uganda…), like what happened with Janelle the other season and Elissa last year. You’ve got Ian Terry saying he’s packing up and moving to Houston while sharing pics of the travel that don’t include him. Or worse yet, he used a fake image of a ballpark that was quickly identified and the posting was removed. Then there’s Frank Eudy saying he’s in sequester with his dad. Of course if anyone said they were in sequester, they weren’t really. You can’t have phones or computers with you, so those are jokes.
While I’d discount most of that Twitter action as HGs having fun with the fans and knowing what gets the rumor mill going, we did see something different from the Big Brother casting director yesterday. Robyn Kass began sharing cast group pictures from all of the past seasons. The last one she posted? All-Stars.
It’s hard to know what to make of this. As I said, I wouldn’t be surprised at all if CBS decided to go the safer route with retreads and while I hope it’s an all-new cast, there is real potential in another All-Stars season. In just a few more days we’ll know the real story and the speculation can finally be put to rest, but in the meantime vote in our poll and tell us what you hope to see for the BB16 cast.
As the days count down to the season premiere on Wednesday, June 25, 2014 CBS is keeping us plenty busy with lots of preseason content with past Houseguests and big news on the season ahead. Today that includes a list of HGs CBS compiled and named “Big Brother Hotties: The Studs.”
“The Studs” include popular past male HGs like Jeff, Dr. Will, Brendon, and others. Check out a few of the pics below from CBS and then see who makes the full list of their Top 10 “Studs.” Who would you put on your list of the best guys from Big Brother seasons past?
CBS is cranking things up for Big Brother 16 and we’re set to have a mega season premiere! It’s just been revealed that CBS is making the BB16 season premiere a “2 Night Move-In Event.”
This latest rumors and twist ideas fuel has put a lot of theories in to overdrive, but of course it’s mostly just speculation. One theory suggests this two-night split would offer a chance for a Blood Vs Water theme with half of the pairs moving in one night and half the other night. That’s certainly possible, but what’s to say this has to be splitting up the HGs arrival?
Another possibility is we’ll just get a grand season premiere with all the craziness of those first few days split up in to two separate shows each running one hour. There’s got to be a LOT of content that gets left on the cutting room floor considering HGs move in days ahead of the season premiere and then CBS has to quickly speed things up to get us back in line with current, in-house events.
What would you like to see CBS do with the Big Brother 16 premiere two-night event? Get ready for it because the season starts on Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at 8PM with the second installment coming the very next night on Thursday at 9PM.
Update: CBS reveals even more details on the season premiere event. Jeff Schroeder will host a live pre-premiere event online starting at 7PM ET on June 25th. He’ll then be live-tweeting first 16 hours of the Feeds. Of course I’ll be tweeting the entire season instead of just the first sixteen hours!
The Live Feeds will launch at 1AM ET on
June 26th (10PM PT on June 25th) June 27th (10PM on June 26th). Correction: No Feed access until after the west coast finishes Thursday’s show. No worries about them holding back until the second episode airs. Make sure you have your Early Bird sale price locked down now!
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