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Hamsters are now in the habitat

Julie Chen will be on Craig Ferguson's 'Late Late Show' on July 8

The premiere is July 9 - the feeds will probably kick on at 9pm PT/midnight ET that night, along with Showtime

CBS shows will air Sundays at 8, Tuesdays at 9, and live evictions Thursdays at 8

Ross (The Intern) Mathews will do post-eviction shows every Friday

I don't know for sure but am guessing/hoping we'll have weekly visits from Craig Ferguson again (even though they've revived the 'no outside contact' catchphrase)

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July 15 / 1am / F1
BB10 sock puppet theater

July 20 / 1am / F4 (2nd half)
April/Ollie sex with the lights on

Hamsterwatch BB10 daily index

There will be four teams: Populars, Jocks, Brainiacs, and Offbeats. Big Brother made the initial team assignements.

Reliable rumors indicate a male BB10 alum won the first HOH comp, so he is probably the 13th question mark hamster. Three other alums were also in the house the first night but it's unclear if they left as losers or remain in residence.

Teamies of the HOH cannot be nominated.

Comps will determine living conditions for the teams. The losers will live in the Jail room with lights always on, cold water showers, and slop.

Viewer votes will determine one additional food item the sloppers can have.

Promises of a 'green' habitat have apparently been grossly exaggerated: they still have the washer & dryer (rats!) not to mention tons of TV lights, but they did get recycling bins and a compost machine.

Feeds have a new replay option with the ability to select a date & time to see what you missed - or to rewatch what you just can't believe and have to see again!


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    Previously-reliable CornerOffice (who is likely a BB staffer) has posted at RealityBBQ that the teams were assigned by Big Brother as follows: "Populars: Braden, Jordan, Laura; Athletes: Russell, Jeff, Natalie; Brains: Ronnie, Chima, Michele; Offbeats: Lydia, Kevin, Casey"

    And "The first HOH will be a former HG. Each clique is assigned one. The HG don't know who they're getting." - which sounds like four hasbeens were there? Are they all still there or only the winner of the first HOH comp?

    And "At 11:30 the house had an HOH. You first met him in BB10 and he is sure to add a lot of drama to not only the house but to his clique as well." - BB10 Brian Hart has been rumored as going back in for a few weeks now, and Jessie Godderz is also being mentioned as a possible.. I don't know if Bryan Ollie's been heard from, but he was an endurance monster and a decent supplier of drama - more so than Brian, anyway.. Dan Gheesling could hold out as well and would fit in with the high school theme, but drama? Not so much

    Hamsters in the habitat

    They probably moved in this afternoon, making this Day 1 for the season countdown - but we know they can be slippery with these things, so I'm keeping it in pencil for now

    Even though we'll have 2 to 2½ months of comps and backstabbing leading up to the finale and the big announcement, the big winner is already known: it's sounding like everything from the cast to the habitat is recycled this time, and Alison Grodner's going to laugh all the way to the bank - again

    But we'll still watch, and point & laugh, because that's what Big Brother's all about

    No feeds til Thursday

    Watch Big Brother 11 on SuperPass. Everything you can't see on TVEven though they're already making deals & alliances that will set the tone for the season, the feeds won't kick on until Thursday night after the premiere.. after all, they need to take their front door pics with their official BB duffelbags, and their bikini pics by the pool, and they have to learn how to mic themselves & change their battery packs, practice scurrying to Diary when called, figure out how to get their pantry deliveries, and ignore the official Big Brother rule book that's provided for them

    They'll know when they go live on Thursday so they'll be on their "best behavior" (a dicey term when talking hamsters) but that'll wear off soon enough, and by the end of that first night of feeds we should have a fair idea of who's in bed with whom - both literally and figuratively

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    Daily Ratings - Early Impressions edition

    Ratings are usually based on entertainment value but these initial first impressions are my guess as to their potential to be entertaining, based largely on the unedited interviews by BB5/7 Diane Henry as linked below, along with other preseason promo, scoops and leaks.

    Like I said in my preseason Phony Bios edition, I am striving to keep an open mind. That's about all I've got for them so far, since it's hard to do so. I do like that they gave some of them BB5 to watch in sequester, as that was a great but underrated season in my opinion. I'm not crazy about having a has-been or four in the habitat, and the way they're letting ambiguous tidbits leak out to generate buzz just pisses people off: facts would buzz just as well.

    Braden Bacha - 28 - single
    surfer actormodel
    Santa Monica, CA
    CBS bio - video interview

    Team Popular

    He didn't know who Diane is, so he's not there as a BB fan. He admits he's there for the money but then says 'money just makes you evil'. He says 'everyone thinks I'm a psychologist' which sounds suspect considering his use of 'broughten' and misuse of 'pet peeve'. He said he hasn't done porn but has 'thought about it', yet he's already been caught with his junk hanging out onscreen, and for everyone who wants to watch more than mirrorface and weightlifting, further discoveries of his past and fallout from it might be the most amusement we get from him.

    Casey Turner - 41 - married
    2 sons: Cruz 19, Morgan 1
    teacher, DJ
    Lakeland, FL
    CBS bio - video interview

    Team Offbeat

    It's a qualified negative because he'll be fun for a minute (in a point 'n laugh kinda way) but I think it'll wear off fast. He seems like a MiniMe for BB2/7 Boogie - possibly worse, since 41 is old enough to stop pretending he's Mr. Cool all the time - when he's probably not. He says he'll likely cry in there thinking about his family and baby son at home.. well, he could have stayed home with them. He sees himself as similar to BB5 Marvin Latimer? Marvin was possibly the funniest hamster of all time - Casey's interview only made me crack a smile once, when he was amazed at finding out many hamsters are recruited.

    Chima Simone Benson - 32 - single
    freelance journalist
    West Hollywood, CA
    CBS bio - video interview

    Team Brain

    She's going to be our designated namedropper (ugh) since she's interviewed A-list celebs at many red carpet events for She also promises fireworks and seems feisty enough, so some good fights and hissy fits could counter the endless 'When I met _____' small talk we're likely to get. By the way, it's pronounced SHEE-ma. She says her mom is 'really sick' and she'll worry about her but she too could have stayed home. She says she won't showmance, she's not worried about negativity from fans, and that she's 'physically inept'. Prepare for marathon hair & makeup sessions.

    Jeff Schroeder - 31 - single
    advertising sales
    Norridge, IL
    CBS bio - video interview

    Team Athlete

    He seems like he's probably a nice enough guy, but I don't see much hamster potential here. I'm not giving him a negative though, as I suspect he'll be like BB8 Mike in that we'll forget he's there a lot. He's up for showmance, he's not scared to cry, and says he wears his heart on his sleeve. He tried out with an ex who's a superfan and had been a finalist previously.. fortunately we don't have an ex's twist this time, but he doesn't know that. I wonder if he's considered the possibility of her being in there too? Probably not, since his strategy is having no strategy.

    Jordan Lloyd - 22 - single
    waitress, party girl
    Matthews, NC
    CBS bio - video interview

    Team Popular

    Fasten your seatbelts: this is the girl who's going to give up all kinds of personal info that nobody asked for. What with the brand new boobies and all, I was figuring her for a Hooters girl but no, she waitresses (and was recruited) at a bowling alley. She'd never seen Big Brother but watched CBS episodes at a friend's to prepare (she doesn't have internet), and she thinks it'll be more 'activities' than 'strategies'. She claims she'll use guys if needed, she giggles a lot, and says most sentences as if they're a question? She's so much like BB8 Jessica Hughbanks in so many ways, she'll probably shout "Booyah!"

    Kevin Campbell - 29 - single/gay
    graphic designer
    Chula Vista, CA
    CBS bio - video interview

    Team Offbeat

    I can't get his video to play, but all signs indicate drama queen, hissy fits, bitchiness, and quite possibly a very nice & likeable guy to boot. His tale of going in there so his estranged parents can see him (read: accept him) is different, and kinda sad if true. More to follow if I can turn up his interview with Diane.

    Laura Crosby - 21 - has boyfriend
    bikini model
    Atlanta, GA
    CBS bio - video interview

    Team Popular

    She seems a bit obsessed with her looks, saying she'll use them on the guys and that girls judge her by them. She liked BB8 Dick & Daniele Donato, and said BB10's 'Brian would be an easy target for me' - that could be interesting if he's in there. She seemed nervous (and almost bored?) talking to Diane except when they compared 'tramp stamp' stories.. she was a lot more animated in her Reality Wanted video but that interview was done by a male. She might kick some ass gamewise, but I'm not seeing a lot of potential for feedsters - except bikini fans, of course. Also, she calls herself a 'closet nudist'.. but there are no closets in the habitat.

    Lydia Tavera - 24 - single/bi
    makeup artist, former nanny
    Torrance, CA
    CBS bio - video interview

    Team Offbeat

    I can't get her video to play now either - I should have watched them all when I checked the links. I think she has potential to be something unique in there that we haven't seen before, and I'm just hoping they all hear her tattoo stories before the feeds start because if that's all she's got, it'll get old fast.

    Michele Noonan - 27 - married
    Pasadena, CA
    CBS bio - video interview

    Team Brain

    She seems sweet and down to earth, albeit nervous in Diane's interview. She's as book-smart as BB2/7 Dr. Will Kirby but she might not have his people skills. She's also a big fan who probably follows at least some sites since she referred to 'BB8' rather than 'Season 8' like they do. Super-brainy and super-fan is a strong combo, and I love her attitude: 'The houseguests will be like my little lab rats'.. that's how I watch it!

    Natalie Martinez - 24 - single
    martial artist
    Gilbert, AZ
    CBS bio - video interview

    Team Athlete

    She sounds like a daddy's girl so that could make for some interesting dynamics. I'm predicting she'll start getting on nerves fairly fast, as I've heard her say 'Mark my words' twice already - and I'm not even keeping up with all the promo material - and that phrase often goes along with 'I told you so'. She also claims to be a fan, but it sounds like she's CBS-only, which won't help her much. She's really worried about slop. I'm not sure why, but I'm expecting some drama here.

    Ronnie Talbott - 30 - married
    gamer, student?
    Belpre, OH
    CBS bio - video interview

    Team Brain

    Sure, laugh at his WoW and Everquest obsessions (like we aren't obsessed with something stoopid), but such a hardcore gamer will have some solid skills that will come in handy here. He says his wife is his best friend, and that could help him get cozy with the girls.. well, some of them anyway. He seems fun & funny, has watched since BB2 (longer than most), and he cried when he got his key. Being a national debate champion bodes well for being persuasive about noms & votes.

    Russell Kairouz - 24 - single
    lovemuscle, real estate broker, martial artist
    Walnut Creek, CA
    CBS bio - video interview

    Team Athlete

    He sat down with Diane and said 'You're gonna have fun with me, aren't you?' and went on to explain that his Lovemuscle tag is anatomy related and not just a cute rhyming name. I'm not buying real estate broker since his local geography is way off.. at the very least, the broker part sounds exaggerated. I tried to listen to him but I tuned out every few minutes, so I'm not sure what else he's about. I won't be hasty about it, but I can see the possibility that he could go on Hamsterwatch ignore.

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    Chima: You can't pay attention to the internet

    Jeff: Once I meet [people], I judge what type of person they are.. I'm pretty good at their character

    Jordan: When I get excited, I talk a lot - and I don't want to get on people's nerves

    Jordan: I am a bad liar.. my face always gets red.. I'm terrible at it

    Laura: A lot of girls don't give me a chance because they judge me by my appearance

    Michele, on having a PhD: I don't have the dork costume on that would give me away

    Russell: Walnut Creek is about 20 minutes south of San Francisco (no, it's about 40 minutes east)

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