Big Brother 12: More Preseason News Round Up – Updated

We’re down to two weeks left until the Big Brother 12 premiere on July 8th! As we count down to the start date, and the end of the preseason live feeds 33% discount, it’s time for another BB news round up. If you missed the last news batch then be sure to catch up there.

The Houseguest (HG) count has fluctuated over the past several seasons and is always a bit of a mystery. Adding to that confusion this year is CBS’ decision to put 13 spots on the main site. Would production reveal the HG count this early on? I don’t think so and am guessing it’s just a continuation of last year’s placeholders. We won’t know who will be in the house this summer or even how many for a little while longer. You can expect that news to be released on CBS’ The Early Show with Big Brother’s host Julie Chen breaking the news.

Next up, we’ve got the annual favorite: Big Brother house design rumors. Someone always shows up claiming to know just what the house will look like. Those rumors are spread all over and then when we get our virtual tour of the new house layout we see that they weren’t even close. So of course this year is just like the rest and we’ve got a laundry list of what may or may not be in the house. I’m waiting for the soon-to-be-released pictures and then I’ll give you the full scoop. Let’s hope for something half as slick as what BBUK got this year.

There’s also a new Big Brother 12 commercial on-air with lots of random stand-ins, not the actual new cast, and delivers little more than a reminder that Big Brother is about to return, but you already knew that! Watch out for a nice cameo by last season’s Kevin Campbell (read all about his latest adventure,, in our exclusive Diary Room interview).

With just a matter of days left to go the Big Brother floodgates will be opening shortly. We’ll know what the house looks like, who we’ll be watching all summer, and whether or not we all worked together to win that webchat with Janelle for all of you readers here. You can help us all win that by signing up now for the preseason live feeds free trial. If we win then everyone is invited to join in!

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Update: RealNetworks just announced that Big Brother 11’s winner Jordan will return to star in exclusive content only on the Live Feeds. Still waiting to find out how involved she’ll be, but could be a weekly Jordan show! Ready to watch?

Update 2: We’re in the iPhone App Store now! Stay up with Big Brother no matter where you are on your iPhone, iPod, & iPad with our Big Brother App!


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  1. Thanks for all the news updates – can’t wait for the new season to begin! Also, can’t wait for the naked pics of Jordumb to go away – enough already!

  2. I’m truely hoping that the fortune telling machine will be like a US version of Bob Righter. That would be great!

  3. i’m hoping that this year’s big brother will be in hd because pretty much all of the cbs shows are in hd i say let big brother be in hd too

  4. Ohhhhhhh the suspense is killing me!!!!!!!! Come on CBS give us a little something PLEASE!!!! A mini sneak peek of the house…. reveal a few HGs…. hint about the theme…. SOMETHING!!!!!!!! LOL ok I’m just a LITTLE excited!!!!!!!! Can you tell?? lol I am in desperate need of BB12 information, I need a little fix to get me by!! I’ve got withdrawals!! Its been too long!!!! lol
    But what I’m really hoping BB will do one of these years is another X-factor. That was the best theme to a season ever!!!! Bring it back BB!!!! PERDY PLEASE!!!!!!!! :) Anyone agree that they should bring the X-factor back?? And is everyone else as excited as I am??

  5. I hope the rumors about the house are true! They have some pretty good ideas. Also, if there is a funeral room and a fortune teller I hope its all part of a huge twists. The twists are the best part about Big Brother!

  6. Matt, have you heard any rumors around that Russell Hantz (aka RussHell) from Survivor might be one of the houseguests on this season of BB?? Please say it ain’t so!!!

  7. ChiBrad, how about RussHell in Survivor 40? Survivor 25 would be much too soon! I’m just hoping for some really cool, fun houseguests who aren’t hateful and nasty like last season.

  8. @Jeanne: Russell in the Big Brother 12 house? I’d be surprised, but I haven’t heard anything either way.

  9. Everyone here in Nova Scotia, Canada can not wait for the begining of Big Brother 12. Perhaps one year you will add Canadian’s to the mix.

  10. I hope in the re-design of the BB house, that they put a dishwasher in the kitchen!! I also hope that BB can persuade the houseguests to curtail their use of the “F” word! While watching Big Brother After Dark, all I heard was practically each person saying “F” this and “F” that, and I found that very offensive and completely unnecessary.

  11. LOL LOL @ a dishwasher!!!! They have all the time in the world in there and doing the dishes with someone gives them an opportunity to scheme!!!! :o)
    I’m definitely not offended by their language, but its not completely necessary either, I’ll agree with you there. But it is how people talk these days, I’m guilty of it too unfortunately…. I’d find it off if they didn’t use the effer word, I look forward to it actually – lets me know they are real lol lol that doesn’t make much sense but it sounds ok lol
    Can’t wait for HG info release!!!! =)

  12. I never realised how much I would depend
    on my dishwasher. Having good back up and
    service is so vital so that i do not need to worry
    if anything goes wrong.

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