Get ready to watch Big Brother in a whole different way. CBS has just debuted their new “CBS All Access” service which offers every Big Brother episode, simulcast of live shows, and access to the Big Brother 17 Live Feed service. Yep, Feeds are free next season if you already have All Access.
They’re calling it “All Access” and it’s going to open up some new ways for you to take in not only Big Brother but the a lot of the rest of CBS’s line-up starting right now. The idea behind this is to offer a way to watch for those cord-cutter TV fans and even those thinking of making the switch.
You’ll be able to watch CBS shows live as they air if you’re in one of fourteen markets, I’d expect that number to expand, and there will be next-day episode availability through All Access and free on their site as regular. Past seasons of various TV series will also be available including every episode of Big Brother. Yes, all sixteen seasons are up there and ready to be watched right now on All Access.
As for the Big Brother Live Feed subscriptions, they’re about to get cheaper. Instead of $10 a month you’ll get a no-extra charge subscription to BBLF with the All Access service for $6 a month. Yes, fan sites like ours will still get a referral credit so please consider signing up through your favorite site (hopefully ours) when the time comes.
If you want to get in there and try it now they’re offering a free 30-day trial but that offer ends mid-November. You can sign-up for the CBS All Access trial here. Not a bad way to fill your off-season with some past Big Brother years! Grab the free trial right now & see what’s on.
Zach Rance Hosting Charity Benefit October 25, 2014 – Update: More Photos – Update 2: Weekend Results| October 28, 2014 at 3:45 PM EDT
From 9:30AM until 12PM this Saturday, October 25th, Zach Rance fans can find him at the Palm Beach Gardens Soccer Fields (link to Google Maps) where he’s turning out to support a local charity. The charity, Housel Family AML Fund, is raising funds for Samantha and Ashley Housel, twin four-year old girls battling Acute Myeloid Leukemia.
This will be Zach’s second event to support the charity which has already raised over $30,000 in the the past week as they aim to reach $100,000. Supporters can get a photo with Zach plus an autographed pink for a donation to the cause. All of the money donated is going directly to the fund.
Update 2: Sounds like the event this weekend was a big success. Zach Rance’s friend Brett Hammond tells us they raised another $2,000 for the charity fund which brings them up over $37,000 in less than three weeks. That’s pretty awesome and a great thing to see from Zach and the folks running that.
If you haven’t yet contributed, but would like to you can visit their GoFundMe page which sends all the donations right to the cause.
Update: More photos added from Saturday’s event. Click images to see full-size views.
Image source: @HammondBrett1
Big Brother Cast Takes Over ‘Bold & Beautiful’ On CBS For Halloween Episodes – Update: Behind The Scenes| October 27, 2014 at 1:30 PM EDT
After Big Brother 16 ended many of the season’s Houseguests stuck around Los Angeles to take part in filming for two upcoming episodes of CBS’s “The Bold & The Beautiful.” Here is a preview of those special Halloween themed episodes before they air later this week.
Half of the BB16 cast made the cut to appear on the show including the three top-voted HGs for America’s Fav: Donny Thompson, Zach Rance, and Nicole Franzel. They were joined by Devin Shepherd, Caleb Reynolds, Hayden Voss, Amber Borzotra, and Cody Calafiore. This season wasn’t alone though as Jeff, Jordan, Rachel, Brendon, and Elissa joined in on the fun too.
In the snapshots below you can find Donny, Zach, and Caleb for their scenes but back behind them there’s even more HGs to find. I’ve spotted Cody over to the side as a boxer. There’s Nicole in her Germitard and Hayden as a hockey player. Devin is dressed up as a dad (I’m kidding) and Elissa is there too. Over at the bar I see Brendon serving while Jeff and Jordan grab a few drinks. Rachel and Amber are probably in there somewhere, but I didn’t spot them.
Update: New “behind the scenes” shots that are fun to see as Houseguests worked on their episodes.
Don’t forget to watch this Thursday and Friday (October 30th & 31st) at 1:30-2PM ET & 12:30-1PM PT to check out all their scenes as we discover who might have the chops for a future in Hollywood.
You can count on Zach dropping a Froot Loop Dingus line for his fans out there and lots of costume changes by Donny so that should be fun.
Image credit: CBS
Hayden and Nicole are still together a month after the Big Brother season finale and it looks like they’ve been spending lots of time together. Both members of Haycole have been sharing photos and silly love notes on Twitter to one another that leaves little question to the status of their relationship.
Hey @teenage_child, is your dad a baker? Because you've got a nice set of buns☺️
— Nicole Franzel (@nicole_franzel) October 10, 2014
Over the past month Haycole has caught up for fan events, like we saw a few weeks ago, and even a few dates around their hometown. Of course I guess the question is if either plans to make the other’s hometown theirs too. I imagine some hardcore Haycole fans can fill us in on that.
Check out some fun photos of Hayden and Nicole together and see what they’ve been up to since escaping Big Brother. Who thinks this cute couple is going to make it out there in the wild?
Image sources: Instagram & Twitter
Big Brother 16 Houseguests and former adversaries Zach Rance and Victoria Rafaeli have overcome their past differences in the name of profit. Yeah, capitalism! Now you can be a proud owner of one of four remaining pieces of Zach’s famous pink hat autographed by both HGs.
The feuding duo came together this week to participate in a poker tournament and took advantage of their time together to autograph four individual pieces of the hat that helped defined Zach’s signature look. Well, at least before Victoria shredded it to pieces. Now the hat pieces have been autographed, framed, and are available on eBay in four separate auctions.
All four auctions are currently set to end the evening of Sunday, October 19th and they’re all going for over $300 a piece with the brim piece up over $500. Wow! I’d imagine the profits are being split between the two, but I haven’t seen any specifics on that. Take a look at the photos below to see more.
If pink hat pieces aren’t your thing then you can check out Amber’s auction for those bunny slippers we saw become a regular part of Caleb’s wardrobe this summer. Amber says Big Brother saved them for her at the end of the season, but jokes they didn’t receive a stipend of their own. Amber will be donating the proceeds to charity with Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.
Looks like recent seasons of Big Brother have really up’d the eBay game which usually consisted of selling off their BB bags. Plenty of fun memorabilia items out there to get for yourself if you’ve got the money to splurge. Enjoy!
Source: eBay, Twitter, & Instagram
Announced this week, Zach is selling wristbands sporting the “Froot Loop Dingus” catchphrase in any color you want as long as that color is pink. You can pick one up at his order page here.
Of course that color calls to mind an ongoing awareness campaign this month, the fight against breast cancer, and Zach is giving back a portion of the proceeds to that very cause. He shared these details:
In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I am selling PINK ranceypants/frootloopdingus bracelets! 20% of all proceeds will be donated directly to breast cancer research.
Help the fight against breast cancer and order your bracelets today! Plus, 5 lucky orders (picked at random) will receive a personal shout out from me on twitter!
For anyone wanting to support the cause, but not interested in a bracelet, you can donate directly to an organization like Komen. You’ll just have to find your own pink wear to sport the Zach Attack style.