Okay, well they’re mostly here. Big Brother Canada is teasing viewers with a mystery 15th guest that’s generating a lot of speculation but little concrete info. What we do know so far is the name, bios, pics, and
favorite ice cream flavors of the first 14 HGs.
The Big Brother Canada cast is young with the average age at 26 and the youngest at 20 with Rachelle Diamond, a student. The oldest jumps up to 43 with Paul Jackson, a motivational speaker, and he’s there by more than a decade of separation. Let’s see if his silver tongue can overcome the age gap to keep him in the game and the kids away from ending up in a van down by the river.
Here’s a quick glimpse of the new Big Brother Canada cast. See the full list of bios & pics here at our BBCAN site. The new season premieres on Slice March 5, 2014 at 9PM and yes, we’re expecting to be able to watch from the US again this year. More details on that as they become available.
See the full list & pics of Big Brother Canada 2 Houseguests here.
We had a blast covering Big Brother Canada on our other site last year and are looking forward to doing it again this season. Yes, it requires some streaming and workarounds since Feeds are geo-restricted, but where there’s a will there’s a way, folks. We’ll share details soon on how you too can watch Big Brother Canada from the US.
Since production up there had to change locations they built an entirely new house for the 2014 season and hopefully beyond barring any other venue changes. With new construction comes new opportunities and the chance to build upon, literally!, what they learned last season.
The new house looks amazing and offers a lot of cool features we’d love to see on Big Brother 16 if they had the chance to do some extensive remodeling, though I’d expect the house’s physical layout to be fixed again.
The new backyard is smaller, but made up for that by moving the pool out of the way. The bathroom looks great but again only has one toilet (what gives with this sadistic designers?). I’m not such a fan of the kitchen with its circular, Star Trek inspired layout, but we’ll see how it works once it’s in action next week.
The one, giant bedroom would drive me nuts. BBUS uses the room divisions for sneaky chatter and plotting which they’d lose here. Plus just imagine getting one snoring HG in the mix. Uggggh!
CBS loves them some Brenchel. The former Big Brother HGs were back on CBS for a new season of The Amazing Race starting with last night’s premiere.
Rachel Reilly and Brendon Villegas took off in a new race around the world as part of the TAR All-Stars season which will probably have to do for fans hoping to see a Big Brother 16 All-Stars. Luckily for their fans it looks like we’ll be seeing even more from the powerhouse duo this season as they not only survived the first sudden elimination, but actually came in second during last night’s premiere episode.
So how far do Brenchel make it on The Amazing Race All-Stars? We’ll keep an eye out for more spoilers, but we’ve seen them in leaked pics awhile back showing more adventures for the pair. Maybe they’ll win the season and retire from reality TV with all their winnings to live happily ever after? Or would you rather seem even more of them?
Will Big Brother 16 be an All-Stars season? We’re hearing that question and discussion a lot from readers this year just like we do every off-season, so let’s discuss.
This rumor exists every year whether or not there’s any reason for it to be out there. It starts up in late September and fizzles with the announcement of the new Big Brother cast. There’s never a source but hardly anyone passing it along seems to mind. So is that what’s going on again?
Way back in October we saw the first signs of Big Brother 16 applications opening up. Big Brother casting director Robyn Kass said then that Kassting Inc would be announcing casting call events in the Spring of 2014.
Recently she’s renewed that commitment with promises of mid-March audition events announcements and even released a “Top Tips for applying to Big Brother.” If there was going to be an All-Stars season for BB16 then this would be an awful lot of smoke screening just to keep us surprised. Now Robyn is saying they’re ready to start casting!
— Robyn Kass (@Kassting) February 10, 2014
So could this year be another All-Stars? Sure, it’s possible, but no, I don’t think it will be. From what I’ve heard in the past things remain uncertain for a long ways in to the preseason as production considers all their options. They’ll review ideas and potential cast options, twists, themes, etc. in search of the very best path to take which means nothing is likely decided at this point.
With that in mind, I do not believe BB16 has already been set in stone as the second All-Stars as the rumor suggests it to be. Now we just have to hope for an awesome bunch of applicants to keep up our chances of an all-new cast!
If you’re thinking of applying then DO IT! This could be your season. If this guy could win Big Brother and a half-million dollars then you could too! Best of luck!
Now if Big Brother 16 did turn out to be an All-Stars then who should be a HG? Here are a few great options, considering only HGs since the original All-Stars season.
Here’s another reason I doubt we’ll see another Big Brother All-Stars season anytime soon: nearly half of these great players have already returned to the game since their first appearance! Production emptied the well over the past few seasons with all the retreads and I don’t think anyone really wants re-retreads, do they?
Now share your list of who should be the cast of Big Brother All-Stars 2!
Update: Robyn Kass is reminding folks not to believe everything they read from the rumor mill, again supporting our “no BB16 All-Stars” stance.
Ok people…. calm down… step away from the #BB16 rumor mill…. slowly back up. Nothing to see here….. deep breaths…. ;)
— Robyn Kass (@Kassting) February 12, 2014
Many Big Brother fans have closely followed the BB15 relationship of McCranda, McCrae Olsen & Amanda Zuckermann, but now there’s a new update that could disappoint a lot of their fans even more than McCrae cutting his long hair!
According to Amanda, who shared the message on Twitter this weekend, the era of McCranda has come to an end:
After a lot of thought and discussion, McCrae and I have decided that it’s in both of our best interest to continue our relationship as friends.
There is no ill will, he is a very important part of my life, and I will always love him, and what we shared. Thank you for respecting our decision.
Just a few weeks ago Amanda pranked followers that she and McCrae were engaged, so it’s possible this is another prank, but considering the nature of the discussion I’d tend to believe her this time. Scrolling through McCrae’s Twitter account doesn’t reveal any explicit comments on the relationship of possible breakup.
We’re sorry to hear the Big Brother couple may have split, but wish them the best of luck whether its together or apart.
Check out these pictures shared by McCrae & Amanda leaving Big Brother.
What’s a guy to do when he wins a half-million dollar prize and the title of Big Brother winner? Get a tattoo to commemorate his success, of course.
Following suit after we saw Judd, McCrae, & Jeremy get their own permanent reminders of the season, BB15 winner Andy Herren added his own tattoo to the mix last month.
Andy went with a Big Brother key outline on his forearm though we think if he was really going to go for it he should have done all seven keys up and down his arm (no, not really). It’s a nice tattoo and certainly an accomplishment he’ll always remember, but where does it stack up in the mix of Big Brother tattoos?
As a refresher, McCrae got a Power of Veto outline, Judd got a solid PoV, and Jeremy ink’d “XV” across his big toes (see the pics below). So how does Andy’s key outline rank among his fellow HouseGuests? Check out the pictures below and then vote in our poll below on who has the best Big Brother ink.
Andy gets a Key tattoo for his win:
Flashback gallery to Judd, McCrae, & Jeremy’s tattoos: