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This site is about the Big Brother 12 feeds and contains spoilers! It isn't necessarily thorough: it's what I catch and/or what interests me. It also isn't necessarily about who will win, who should win, who's cute or who's horrid. It's about watching hamsters: who's doing what and why, who's fun and who's dull. If they aren't entertaining, get rid of 'em! Thanks for encouraging my behavior.

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Somebody is Head of Household
Somebody is nominated
Somebody is have-nots

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More videos & interviews are due
July 7, 3pm PT/6pm ET - SuperPass video chat with Janelle, Jordan, Chelsia & Missy
July 8 Julie's house tour on The Early Show (it's already linked on the right sidebar)
July 8, 8pm - Big Brother 12 premiere
July 8, 9pm PT/midnight ET - Live feeds and our fun begins!
July 12 Julie on Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson
July 15 First live show & eviction

Per pre-season press: hamsters will be told there's a saboteur among them when they move in. We'll find out who it is on July 15. He or she is not playing for the $500k.

Update: Julie said in an interview saboteur will get $50k if s/he lasts five weeks undetected, and s/he might be able to stay to play to win (my guess: it will depend on his or her fan appeal).

There are Have-Nots again, with their own room.

Nobody knows why Paolo isn't there.

The winner of BB12 will win $500k again. Hamsters will probably still earn $750 a week including pre-show hotel and jury sequester.

The habitat has 52 cameras and 95 microphones.


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  July 3-7, 2010 - Days 1-5       Bookmark and Share

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    I told you this would be coming - at least if you're following my Twitter or Facebook.. I suspect it was taken on move-in day Saturday since they have to have them all touching each other and happy looking, and the One Big Happy Family thing usually fades within a few hours

    Someone at CBS also had to Photoshop in the fireworks and 4th of July greeting (see the full size here), and that would have required a graphics department, which probably required a work order and turnaround time.. also there's a huge 4th of July shindig and fireworks show at the Radford studio lot, and it isn't likely they'd let these guys out in the backyard with all kinds of public just over the fence

    There's definitely a Head of Household and chances are pretty good two of them have been nominated by now.. nobody wants to be the first out so some panic, dealing, bitching, and waffling has likely already begun

    All we're missing now is the pic of the full cast posed at the front door with their little BB suitcases

    More later.. if you're just arriving here for the season, hit Daily Index or "past" up top to find get-to-know-them links, quotes, and what we already know - it's been a busy pre-season!

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    Hamsters are in the habitat

    They moved in Saturday, which means the feeds will begin on Day 6 of the season - usually it's Day 5, so they'll have 24 hours more than usual to form early alliances, spats and showmances

    Most of the early days teaming up comes to nothing, but the personality stuff that goes on now often affects the entire season and yes, we miss it, and are dependent on the crack CBS story & editing crews to feed us the "facts" - if you've ever compared something you saw on the feeds to the CBS version, you know it's not the most accurate, complete or reliable method to determine what happened, yet even some diehard feedsters believe the premiere edit every season

    But that's how it is: hamsters need some time to get their feet wet, learn how to change their mic packs and report to Diary, start being told to STOP SINGING and all the rest of the rules they'll either follow or ignore, and Big Brother needs some footage to edit into the first impressions segment of the premiere.. also they do the first HOH comp right away, and we're never shown the comps

    However, if you plan to watch the feeds this summer (and why wouldn't you?) it's imperative that you start watching as early as possible - meaning right at 9pm PT/midnight ET on Thursday night - because you can pick up most of what goes on between now and then if you pay close attention.. and there's no better time to get the feeds anyway, since the $10 Early Bird discount will be ending soon!

    For those keeping score, apparently Andrew was the first to enter.. this is not a good sign for him, as the first in has never won Big Brother - just check Attwx's site, where such things are kept track of.. she's in the process of converting her all-seasons BB fun & history from a blog to a shiny new website, so be sure to check it out and bookmark for future reference and bar bets

    Screencaps du jour

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    Daily Ratings - Snap Judgements early edition

    These preliminary ratings are pretty much firmed up but I reserve the right to change my mind completely when the feeds start. Ratings are based on entertainment value potential, just this once. Factoids are per official CBS bios, and may or may not prove to be accurate.

    I'm not sure about the whole saboteur twist, but I'll wait to see how it plays out - there's nothing we can do about it anyway, so they get a pre-season complimentary neutral even though the casting folks seem to have delivered the usual 'types' again. I would have given them ups just for coming back, but Wednesday's press release continued the misleading fiction BB is known for by saying they'll learn there's a saboteur 'Upon moving into the house on premiere night..' err no, they move in days before premiere night. But we may get lucky this time, since 'The Mole' was one of the better reality shows to have been cancelled. We were promised 14 by TV Guide but one of them escaped already - that one is already the true winner.

    Andrew Gordon
    39 - Podiatrist
    Miami Beach, FL

    Divorced, one daughter, 9
    It's always good to have someone in there with a medical background for the inevitable band-aid emergencies. Much is being made of him being an Orthodox Jew and possibly not playing comps on Saturdays (veto comp day), but the feedster fun will be in his keeping kosher as that will confuse mealtimes more than usual, especially if he irritates the others about it. He mentioned in several interviews he enjoys toy shopping with/for his daughter, but he won't let her have any Barbies, other dolls, or anything pink. He's one of several 'superfans' who watches CBS but not feeds. His strategy is to lie, but will Dr Andrew be as good at it as Dr Will?
    Reminiscent of BB6/7 Kaysar, food-wise

    Annie Whittington
    27 - Bartender
    Tampa, FL

    Bisexual - has a girlfriend
    I'm predicting her as a huge fan favorite even if she isn't overly fun, and especially if she's even just a bit likable. She does say she's over-dramatic and that's a very good sign. She might also be the first to get cabin fever paranoia. BB made her dye her blond hair dark.
    Reminiscent of BB10 Angie

    Brendon Villegas
    30 - High school swim coach
    Riverside, CA

    He's a swim coach but just for now - he's on his way to a PhD in biomedical physics. He recently got his MS from CSU Long Beach, where Ragan teaches. His announced strategy of pitting girls against each other is an obvious one that tends to backfire. Update: Maybe he realized that, as he changed to no strategy after doing several interviews. He's like to use winnings in part to get his brother treatment for drug addiction. He claims to be fun, which is usually a good indicator that he won't be. He was recruited.
    Reminiscent of BB8 Zach

    Britney Haynes
    22 - Huntington, AR
    Hotel sales manager

    She says 'when in doubt, please note I'm being sarcastic' - we may be in doubt a lot. She also says she's argumentative and she seems pretty judgmental, and these are great qualities for a hamster. She may form a natural Arkansas alliance with Kathy.
    Reminiscent of BB8 Jessica, BB11 Jordan, Lisa Kudrow or a young Dolly Parton

    Enzo Palumbo
    32 - Insurance adjuster
    Bayonne, NJ

    His original official bio said he's afraid of 'rats and AIDS' - now it just says rats. He wants to be called Meow Meow and lead a Meow Meow Mafia, but I'm guessing it's more likely he'll be known as Guido. I think he might be a love him or hate him kind of guy, which is good for polarizing feedsters and causing chatroom flame wars.
    Reminiscent of BB9 Matt (without the prison stripes) or someone on 'Jersey Shore'
    Thanks to @tattierpub for the bio cap

    Hayden Moss
    24 - College student
    Tempe, AZ

    The pretty jock role is one that never does much for me as I simply don't understand it. On the plus side, he doesn't like messy people. Like BB11 Natalie, he goes to ASU, where Ragan got his PhD. While all the school connections are slippery due to majors and degree programs, he does have one solid pre-BB connection: he got a shout-out from BB4/7 Erika Landin on his Facebook way back in May.
    Reminiscent of BB9 Nick

    Kathy Hills
    40 - Deputy sheriff
    Texarkana, AR

    Divorced - one son, 23
    Kudos to her for surviving ovarian cancer but I hope we don't have to hear about it every hour, or the fact that she's a cop. Showing up for a primetime network TV show with such drastic roots says something, but I'm not sure what. She may form a natural Arkansas alliance with Britney. She's super religious which could cause problems for us feedsters - it often does.
    Reminiscent of BB9 Sheila, in preparation for hourly reminders

    Kristen Bitting
    24 - Shoe boutique manager
    Philadelphia, PA

    She may sell a shoe here & there, but really she's a bikini model - see my links page. She says she'll do 'close to anything' to win which could make for some good feeds, especially for the overnighters. She seems a bit stuck on the 'I'm pretty and smart' loop, which could get old fast.
    Reminiscent of BB6 Ashlea, BB11 Laura

    Lane Elenburg
    24 - Oil rig salesman
    Decatur, TX

    The guy next door role tends to go far in BB, and they are usually good for a laugh or two without being offensive to many. He doesn't want to share a bathroom, so that could get interesting. What could also get interesting is that he might have a temper, since he was involved in an assault accusation with his brother in 2008. He claims he lies all the time, and I think there's potential for some Laneisms here.
    Reminiscent of BB10 Memphis Bob, BB9 Ryan (who both finished second)
    Thanks to Dogdave for the assault link

    Matt Hoffman
    32 - Web designer
    Elgin, IL

    The obnoxious tattoo'd guy role, this one is going out of his way to promise obnoxiousness, saying he has 'no filter from brain to mouth' and he likes 'annoying people for my own amusement'. Since this time it'll be for our amusement, let's hope he annoys the right people. Update: he's not so bad in his interviews - maybe CBS encouraged him to play up the obnoxious. He was a BB11 finalist. Like Ragan, he calls himself a superfan but only seems aware of the CBS version.
    Reminiscent of BB8 Dick, BB9 James

    Monet Stunson
    24 - Model
    Glen Carbon, IL

    Can she be as princessy as billed? I sure hope so! That'll make for some fun for us, unless she's too whiney about having to clean up after herself or others, but chances are very good she will be. Her billing as a model is accurate - she has some nice photos out there and is a known entity in the Saint Louis fashion world. She bugs her eyes a lot when she speaks, which will drive many feedsters nuts.
    Reminiscent of someone on 'My Super Sweet 16'

    Rachel Reilly
    26 - Chemistry grad student/VIP cocktail waitress
    Las Vegas, NV

    She does those things and is also a bikini model - see my links page. It can't be easy to find someone to fill the brainy but buxom role, but they did it once again. Hopefully there's more to her than her labels. She's not into jock types (which could be fun as they'll likely be into her) and she hopes there won't be any - but that doesn't mesh with her calling herself a BB superfan. She describes herself as 'bubbly and effervescent' which is a bit worrisome, but it could make for interesting afternoons in the pool.
    Reminiscent of BB6/7 Janelle, BB9 Jen, and BB11 Michele

    Ragan Fox
    34 - College professor
    Los Angeles, CA

    Gay - single
    Like just a handful of hamsters before him, his credentials are solid: he's a PhD, a known media personality and published author, and he's also put some controversial subject matter out there. He talks a lot about being gay, which is the BB formula for that particular role, but says he knows how to talk to conservative people so CBS's hoped-for fireworks could fall flat. Several others are already planning to cozy up to 'the gay guy' so that could be beneficial for him. He got his PhD at ASU (where Hayden goes), and he teaches at CSU Long Beach (where Brendon just got his master's degree). He likens BB to chess as if that was a brilliant insight rather than an obvious, ongoing, in-your-face comparison. He's a big fan, but of the CBS version only: he implies that's enough to be a 'fan' and that feedsters are a little wacky. He also promises fart jokes.
    Reminiscent of stereotypical college professors who wear bow ties (and you thought I was going to say BB's gay guys)

    Paolo Aviles
    30 - Unemployed real estate agent

    Lucky #14 got away before the season began without any secrets exposed or embarrassing incidents to live forever on the web. Her dirty laundry will remain in the hamper, but boobies fans will be forever disappointed and wonder 'what if?'

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    'Watch is play out starting 7/8' -Allison Grodner

    'I lie to people all the time' -Lane

    (more introductory quotes on pre-season Hamsterwatch episodes)


    Pre-season connections: 1
    Hayden & BB4/7 Erika

    Absent hamsters: 1 Paolo

    Sex events: TBA

    Makeout pairings: TBA

    Major fights: TBA

    'The Soup' mentions: TBA


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    My BB12 links I've been gathering sites, pics, etc of the new kids

    DogDave BB12 since BB1, all the best from all the sites every day, with an edge

    Julie talks about saboteur

    BB4/7 Erika posted on Hayden's Facebook last May

    Cat Lady Gazette on BB fans (wear protection) and Top 10 list

    BB12 chops anticipation by Blistering at Sucks

    Hitchcock's Sabotage by me

    Video interviews with BB9 Chelsia Hart - Watch them with SuperPass

    Video interviews from CBS2 (right side of page)

    Video interviews from Andrea Reiher/Zap2It

    Julie's house tour

    Every Hamsterwatch episode is still here on the site - go back and relive the madness! BB11 - BB10
    BB9 - BB8 - BB7 - BB6 - BB5
    some links on them might be bad now

    Click to see my full list of BB12 links
    These are some of my favorites:

    24/7 feeds - SuperPass free trial see everything that happens before it gets edited into something else for tv

    SuperPass FlashBack instant replay by time/date/feed (requires SuperPass)

    Hamsterwatch Twitter - Twitpic

    Hamsterwatch Chatroom - Forum

    BB adult/explicit links - updated with BB10 Steven Daigle

    CBS Big Brother 12 the official site

    DogDave BB12 scouts all the BB sites so you don't have to: all the news, edgy stuff & the best mini-recaps in town

    Attwx Remembers Big Brother all seasons fun & reference by BB's number one fan

    Sir LinksALot Big Brother 12 all the links, once again

    BuddyTV - Big Brother 12 TV supersite with news, articles, discussions


    Big Brother 12
    I'm hoping for some killer matches

    Big Brother 11
    Round 1: BBQ 0, Jeff 0
    Round 2: BBQ 0, Jeff ½
    Round 3: BBQ ½, Kevin 0, Michele 0
    Big Brother 10
    No title events
    Big Brother 9 Winter Edition
    Round 1: BBQ ½, Ryan 0
    Round 2, BBQ ½, Adam 0
    Round 3, BBQ ½, Ryan 0
    Big Brother 8
    Round 1: BBQ 1, Dick 0
    Round 2: BBQ ½, Zach 0
    Round 3: BBQ 0, Dick 1
    Big Brother 7 All-Stars
    BBQ training sabbatical
    Big Brother 6
    Round 1: BBQ 1, Ivette 0
    Round 2: BBQ 0, Howie 0
    Big Brother 5
    Round 1: BBQ 1, Cowboy 1, Drew 0
    Round 2: BBQ 1, Drew 0, Diane ½
    Round 3: BBQ 1, Cowboy 1, Nakomis 0, CBS 0

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