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Pre-season - July 5, 2021Monday morning brought a big news dump, headed by the news that Christie was cut because she tested positive for COVID. She made a short video that said she was of course disappointed, but was feeling fine and had no symptoms. Hopefully she stays that way. Bringing alopecia awareness to this audience would have been a great thing but some of that took hold already.
Meanwhile Claire seems to be a hardcore fan/feedster, and her QA said she wants to eliminate the alpha male types that tend to dominate the game, so yay!
We also got house pics and videos today. There have been a few changes, notably an indoor gym in the former lounge area near the bathroom, like it was the first few seasons in this house, and that whole area was opened up some. They also added a door in the hallway between kitchen and bathroom that looks like it might be required to stay closed, as it has one of those auto-close devices on it. The upstairs skybridge area has been closed in more, and there's a very lot of sharp corners and sticky-out things everywhere that will be sure to cause bumps in the night, including this coral sculpture in one bedroom. It'll probably have bikinis and bras hanging all over it within a week.
-House tour video from Andrea Reiher for Heavy
-Julie QA with Sharon Tharp for Us Weekly, including teams have to be two male, two female
-Hamster strategy QA (includes Christie/not Claire) also from Sharon Tharp for Us Weekly
-Video message from Christie
In more good news, the Rancho Coastal Humane Society will once again be supplying videos of adoptable anipals during comps and other scheduled feeds outages! That's one of the very best improvements of recent seasons and I'm really glad they'll be back again.
Don't forget to sign up for the BB23 Pool if you plan to play! $10 buy in and first player pick needs to be in by Tuesday. It's a fun pool with big money prizes and fun updates, run by @aaronhoff.
GET YOUR FEEDS so you're ready when they start Wednesday night! We'll only miss three hours of get-to-know-you, which won't go far with 16 of them. Last year they all knew, or knew of, each other so this could be pretty great.
Pre-season - July 4, 2021We had yet another cast swap today, Christie's out and Claire's in: see my Ratings section below for Christie's info. The news was broken by yours truly today, and will be announced officially Monday morning, and apparently the BB official socials will put out a message about why Christie is gone - those are all linked on my left sidebar. That would imply she isn't gone for a scandalous reason, as they usually don't say much about those if they don't have to. Christie would have been great to have on the feeds and the show for raising awareness about alopecia, but oh well. Her resume was pretty impressive, about on a par with Christmas's pre-season accomplishments (though entirely different stuff obviously). That's not to say she would have played or acted like Christmas, but I was hoping she wouldn't. Now we'll never know.
Meanwhile Claire follows me on Twitter, and casuals rarely do - at least not for long. She also follows @feeds_bot, @ArmstrongTaran, @realityblurred, @arisacox, @tychonbbcan9, @JasonTheNewsGuy and @asecretalliance, and a number of others, so it seems she's definitely not a casual. So it would seem we have more BB-savvy folks than clueless newbies than usual this time, which can be fun. The clueless noobs can also be fun of course, in their own very special, popcorn-worthy way.
I think we'll also get some house pics on Monday, and then it's just a blink until we're underway Wednesday night - GET YOUR FEEDS so you're ready! It's awfully good of them to give us first night/week feeds again, so let's take advantage of it.
Pre-season - July 1, 2021We got the cast on Thursday, including a last minute swap with Garrett initially included, then replaced by Christian. There's no indication why and likely won't be, unless he surfaces and decides to let us know what happened, but he'd probably have an NDA forbidding that anyway.
Initial photos were more like selfies in various locations than the usual CBS photographer shoot, but that's to be expected with COVID still a factor in prepping the season. They'll probably send in the official photogs for the bikini shoot a day or three after move-in. We got to watch that on feeds on OTT but we didn't last year, and we likely won't this year.
Names, pics, and basic facts are listed below in my Ratings section, along with links to their official bios. I'll be adding interesting tidbits through the week as they pop up - I hope there's something interesting to add for each of them!
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Pre-season - June 29, 2021Tuesday saw a news drop that told us quite a bit about the season's start - see Links of the Day below for three QA articles with Allison Grodner and Rich Meehan. To summarize:
We'll have 16 all new faces! They will fulfill the 50% BIPOC commitment, and they will move in live on premiere.
The theme and decor will be a combination of beach club and casino, and there will be some risk/reward gambles incorporated into the game.
Hamsters will enter in groups of four as usual, and those groups will compete immediately in a timed something. The winner of each group will become a team captain.
Team captains will be shown 90-second video clips of the remainders and will select their teams live. Teams will be in play for the first four weeks.
Team captains will then compete for HOH. Everyone on the winner's team will be safe for the week, but the winner will receive a "double or nothing offer from Julie that they won't be able to refuse." No telling what that means, yet, but Julie will present the first offer to the first HOH at the end of the premiere.
The three losing teams will each select one from their team for the Wildcard competition (to air on Sunday shows). The winner of that can choose to be safe for the week but if they do, there will also be a punishment doled out for them, their team, or the entire house.
It sounds like things will be kicking into overdrive from the start, so be sure to get your feeds so you're ready when they kick on later Wednesday night!
Pre-season - June 28, 2021Julie posted a photo shoot (at home?) back in May, but pics from that haven't shown up anywhere yet, as of now anyway. In fact there's been precious little hard news this pre-season, but that should change soon as we get closer to the July 7 premiere.
Last year they made a big deal about both the cast reveal and their move-in being live on the premiere, but this year they've only said it's a "live premiere" with no mention of the move-in being live. Theoretically they could move in the prior week and Julie will be live to chat with them or host a comp or whatever, similar to usual Thursday shows that are "live" but have a lot of pre-taped segments included. Rumors say we'll get the cast on June 30 but that remains to be seen. I don't know that they've ever given us the cast before they moved in. That could make for problems in a hotel sequester setting.
But happily, the feeds will begin that night after the premiere ends in the west, and I'm hoping we'll only have missed those first three hours rather than the usual six, seven, or eight days we'd grown sadly accustomed to.
Meanwhile it's a good time to get to know the site and which items are where, before I clutter it all up with data. For instance, this area here is where I'll post my daily recaps of the feeds.
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Ratings - Almost Off and Running editionJust the basic facts for now, with some extras being added as we go, followed by individual stats and snarky comments when feeds get underway
Ratings are based on entertainment value: everyone starts in neutral
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