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

| January 8, 2015 at 11:00 AM EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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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‘All Access’ Flashback: Big Brother 6 Season Premiere Recap

| December 30, 2014 at 8:00 AM EDT

Up next in our Big Brother All Access Flashback series is Big Brother 6 which aired the summer of 2005 and brought a brand new house along with some of the series’ most memorable Houseguests and the chance for a million dollar reward.

Big Brother 6 logo

Big Brother 6 on All Access – Source: CBS

Ahh yes, BB6, easily one of my favorite seasons of Big Brother ever for a lot of reasons, but also one of the most aggravating for several other reasons. Fourteen HGs rolled up to the new house with only six men and eight women after a last minute replacement left the sex-balance uneven. But with this “Summer of Secrets,” anything was possible.

The Season 6 premiere raced through the usual intros and packed more in to a debut episode than any of the previous years. While past years had only introduced the HGs or stopped after the first competition, this time around we saw the intros, learned about the twists, saw a combined food & HoH comp, and even got the first nomination ceremony of the season. It was a busy one.

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Big Brother Houseguests that summer included April Lewis, Ashlea Evans, Beau Beasley, Eric Littmann, Howie Gordon, Ivette Corredero, James Rhine, Janelle Pierzina, Jennifer Vasquez, Kaysar Ridha, Maggie Ausburn, Michael Donnellan, Rachel Plencner, and Sarah Hrejsa.

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Big Brother Celebrates Christmas 2014 [PICS]

| December 26, 2014 at 11:30 AM EDT

Checking in with some of our favorite Big Brother Houseguests from past seasons we found lots of Christmas cheer to go around this holiday.

Big Brother Christmas with Hayden & Nicole

Big Brother Christmas with Hayden & Nicole – Source: Instagram

We found Cody asking Santa for a do-over, Amber enjoying a banana-free tree, and Hayden working on a game he could win. Derrick shared a great video of his daughter Tenley discovering the joy of Christmas morning.

Looking farther back we a very merry Christmas for Howard Overby who got engaged, Elissa who found diamonds in a decoy box, and Andy looking forward to anything year of antagonizing his detractors. Check out the gallery and see what these former HGs were doing for Christmas this year.

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Source: Twitter & Instagram

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Big Brother 17 Rumors A Hoax, Says Big Brother Casting Director Robyn Kass

| December 22, 2014 at 11:00 AM EDT

While many Big Brother fans are still recovering from a hectic season this past summer the Big Brother 17 rumor mill is hard at work churning out tales as talls as Derrick’s “Holla!” stacks last season.

Robyn Kass, Big Brother Casting Director

Robyn Kass, Big Brother Casting Director – Source: YouTube

Big Brother’s Casting Director Robyn Kass took to Twitter this weekend to blast supposed rumors and “leaks” for BB17 coming from the usual fake sources that we’ve seen in the past:

Readers may remember from a few years ago the fake ex-employee that promised the whole season was rigged from Amanda to win (it wasn’t) since she was best friends with executive producer Allison Grodner (she wasn’t). The seemingly obvious fake story found quite a following of believers even after Amanda was evicted and sent off to the Jury house.

Looks like someone is desperate for attention and trying the same rumor again for Big Brother 17 but Robyn calls them out for their weak and unimaginative approach:

Kass confirms any “insider” claims floating around are false and that casting for Big Brother 2015 hasn’t even begun yet which is good news for hopeful Houseguests still planning to submit an application to be on Big Brother next season. You’ve still got plenty of time, but don’t wait! Hurry up and apply to be on the show. Maybe we’ll be talking about you next summer!

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