Big Brother in the Media: Outside the Hamster Cage
Posted Jun 15, 2006 @ 10:16 AM
VAHokies posted this in the Speculation thread. Personally, I think the new house looks great. I prefer when the rooms have a strong theme or character, and I definitely got that impression from this article.
Posted Jun 15, 2006 @ 10:33 AM
VAHokies posted this in the Speculation thread.
I really like the colors they used. The red couches are great, and I love the dark living room walls and kitchen cabinets. I'm not so sure about the BB museum. Hardy's toothbrush in a display case? Maybe Howie's light saber? The possibilities are endless...
ETA Link moved to Schedule thread.
Edited by ElectraGlide, Jun 15, 2006 @ 11:02 AM.
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Posted Jun 16, 2006 @ 11:40 PM
CBS News Interns to help with Candidates' Campaign
Interns at CBS News in New York City were recently given the task of "forming a pep rally to support/campaign for America to support [a specific] contestant on 'The Early Show,' " according to an intern.
Seth Tober, a CBS News intern in New York, contacted BigBrotherLink Friday morning, asking for volunteers for his specific group. Tober said he is a member of the Yellow Team on Wednesday, June 28, 2006, which is the final day for America to vote on which of the candidates will enter the Big Brother house.
"CBS News interns are participating in a Big Brother Promotion, an exciting event on the Plaza in NYC as four of the all star candidates per day will be featured as a part of their campaign to win a seat in the house," Tober said. "For the interns, this is a competition to gather the largest crowd possible for each team to represent their separate Big Brother: All Stars contestant."
Jokers interview w/BB producers.
Were you turned down by any houseguests who you had hoped would return?
JP: I wasn’t around for the casting process this year, but was thrilled when I arrived to discover the caliber of players who were in the top 20…even some people I never thought would ever agree to another summer of Big Brother hardships.
That makes me happy.
Edited by VAHokies, Jun 16, 2006 @ 11:40 PM.
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Posted Jun 20, 2006 @ 10:18 AM
Yesterday's New York Daily News has an article about All-Stars. Not earth-shattering, but they do talk to Allison Grodner:
As for New York contestants, the first person I can think of is BB2's Monica. I'm sure there have been others, but I'm drawing a blank right now.
Grodner wouldn’t disclose which of the past candidates made the cut for the new edition, but she did say some of the 20 All-Stars are from the New York area. Producers started with a list of 40 names, Grodner said.
She did say that producers were not interested in putting back into the house people who broke the rules the first time around or may have been ejected…To that end, Grodner said each of the players had to go through new background checks as if they were new contestants. “We want to make sure our houseguests are completely safe,” she said.
Grodner promises alterations in the house—and how the game is played. “There are changes in terms of the challenges, in terms of how hard it is to live in this house,” she said. “this is not your mama’s ‘Big Brother.’ It’s going to have more edge than it has in the past.”
And maybe the changes in difficulty of house life will include something like Big Brother UK's 3rd season, when the house was split done the middle into rich & poor sides? I liked that, and it would be in keeping with the good vs. evil theme.
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Edited to fix weird double post within a post
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edit: "Hee!" at what Miss Alli said below me. Seriously now.
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Posted Jun 21, 2006 @ 3:08 PM
Anyway. Most of the column is about America's Got Talent, but at the end, Berman talks about BB and complains that a gimmick like All-Stars is a sign of shark-jumping. One thing that jumped out at me:
Emphasis mine to highlight a really pathetic lack of fact-checking.
you had better get use to the likes of Marcellas Reynolds, Jun Song, Alison Irwin, Kaysar Ridha, Howie Gordon and the biggest liar in the history of reality television, Will Keller, from season two.
ETA: Oh, for fuck's sake, I am a total fool. The Marcellas one was my typo. Fixed now.
Edited by Nich337, Jun 21, 2006 @ 3:22 PM.
Posted Jun 21, 2006 @ 3:16 PM
And really, is BB capable of jumping the shark? Doesn't shark jumping entail having some semblence of credibility and worthiness in the first place? Dude, it's a trashy reality show that's consistently changed it's rules and messed with its format since S1. I really doubt we're suddenly going to see its non-existent quality plunge.
*said as a fan of the show*
Posted Jun 21, 2006 @ 3:19 PM
Good point. Besides, the show is only as good as the cast, IMO. So if it sucks one year, it's entirely possible for it to be great the next.
And really, is BB capable of jumping the shark? Doesn't shark jumping entail having some semblence of credibility and worthiness in the first place?
Posted Jun 21, 2006 @ 4:13 PM
(Sorry, East Coasters, I just saw the reminder at Joker's.)
ETA. Sorry, Jellyeggs had it covered.
Edited by SK03, Jun 21, 2006 @ 4:35 PM.
Posted Jun 22, 2006 @ 11:37 AM
Since they are "campaigning" until the 28th, will that be when voting ends? Or a few days later? Seems like Will drew the short stick, getting the last Early Show appearance.
God save us from Chicken George "hitting the streets in his chicken costume".
Posted Jun 22, 2006 @ 12:18 PM
Posted Jun 22, 2006 @ 1:42 PM
Maybe people`re just waiting for the action to begin to really invest themselves? BTW, he really doesn`t want to hear Dana or Ivette`s voices again this summer & is pulling for Janelle, Will & Howie, if that means anything.
On CBS, the one-hour Big Brother 7: All-Stars special, which revealed the 20 nominated former contestants vying for a spot to return this summer, disappointed with a 4.0/7 in the overnights (#3 in the time slot), 6.13 million viewers (#3), and a 2.2/7 among adults 18-49 (tied for #2) at 8 p.m.
Edited by jellyeggs, Jun 22, 2006 @ 1:46 PM.
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Oh, and the poll is here for anyone having trouble finding it. Just go to the middle of the article to find the poll link.
Posted Jun 22, 2006 @ 6:54 PM
As of Thursday, June 22 at 12:00 PM/PT, within only 18 hours of the polls opening, America cast over 2.4 million votes for which former Big Brother Houseguests they would most like to see compete this summer in BIG BROTHER: ALL-STARS. The polls opened last night at CBS.com at 9:20 PM, ET following the East Coast broadcast of BIG BROTHER: ALL-STARS AMERICA'S VOTE. The polls close on Wednesday, June 28 at 11:59 PM, ET/8:59 PM, PT.
Posted Jun 22, 2006 @ 6:57 PM