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|7/1/05 - Preshow prep
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dingo's house tour
Everything you need to know is summed up in this shot: we've got the "Surreal Life" nightmare color scheme; sofas pulled out of last year's Diary Room; the kind of murky "stains won't show" carpet that people with kids and pets get; off-white "stains will show" eviction chairs.. We've got a recycled videodisc for a table (CBS prolly has warehouses full of 'em) and then you notice the suggestive little items scattered around - the hamsters will too - I give them 10 minutes before someone mentions clothespins and nipples in the same sentence.. and what's on the other end of that brown handle - is it a knife? Flyswatter? Marvin's BBQ spatula? Riding crop?? Yep, with hamsters who are mostly younger than compact discs, it's gonna be pervy innuendo all the way this year, with CBS providing the props that'll encourage them to give up TMI too soon
Update I think maybe it's just a mic.. but I'm sticking to my clothespins & nipples prediction, even though we won't see their first 10 minutes inside, boo
Download their wallpaper here and your computer can match the habitat living room - use "tile" setting.. they stole it from Win98 and so did I
House Calls will be back with Marcellas, weekdays live at 10am BB/Pacific time - 1pm Eastern, starting July 8
Disgruntled so soon Jennifer's official CBS pic has changed - top is the original, bottom the replacement - thanks bigbrotherislove for finding the swapped pics (on a Living With ADD site, no less)
I bet it's that sticky-out bit of hair on her left that's the problem
Luckily Jen's got a good agent looking out for her to fix these things.. she's got a bio page at IMDB which a lot of big(ger) stars don't have.. funny thing though, the bio was posted by Pamela Jagger-Purcel, who hasn't posted anyone else's stuff there! Exclusive agent? Oh wait, Pamela's a Dallas Desperados person too - maybe they have a Big Sis/Little Sis Helping Hand For Rising Stars program, or something
Just think of the recalled press kits, hallway reframing jobs, tossed competition placards, junked Morph-O-Matic apparatus, etc. this has caused CBS - and on a Friday before a long weekend, too - BB interns are wishing they'd gone to camp now
Update Scratch the reframing - hallway pics are electronic this year.. but the interns are still busy catching up on the other stuff
Snippet du jour "Put the Ambien aside - you won't need it. 'Big Brother' is back with more non-dramatic reality television featuring people you would never want to meet." - The News & Observer, North Carolina
I feel kinda bad for the person who landed here by using the search string "do hamster sleep too much when it is pregnant" (yep somebody really did)
Is it me, or is Mrs. Moonves featured a lot more prominently on the CBS site than Ms. Chen ever was?
6/30/05 - Digging deeper
Speculation lots of it - lots of clues and guesses about who's with who but nothing definitive yet
WeLoveBigBrother.com has an exclusive video House tour with Julie & Alison - 7 minutes, Windows media player (what happened to Diane & Drew?)
Another day, another new ad - shot at the same time as their official pics.. Beau is fabulous! even if he does say so himself
If you're in SoCal you can go the 4th of July shebang on the studio lot and snoop around.. please report back what you find out
Janelle is all over the web - FastDates.com <koff> says she was in "Son of the Beach" and had a Comedy Central cooking show
Word on the street says Ivette is gay - this personals page has no pic, but the facts line up
James' page on the same site indicates he's just a lil bit conservative (I can't figure how Pearl Jam fits in with the rest).. he also says "I'm rather boring. Actually... I am booooooooooooring" but tequila and vodka makes him turn into Rick James - bring on the tequila & vodka! Blog link there says his pal Dustin will be posting for him while he's locked up
I am smashing the Howie porn star rumor: the Howie Gordon of porn fame was making movies in the 70s as Richard Pacheco - he is a "porn legend" but too old for this Real World crew.. (if you are old enough you can see a porn-Howie video)
Kaysar was reportedly born in Baghdad.. in April '99 he gave his unusual non-committal response to a UC Irvine question about the student center: "I find nothing I like over there. There is a women's lingerie place; I don't find it useful."
Eric shows up as a local fireman in city council minutes for Las Vegas rather than Boston(?).. April's horsies have won some prizes.. Maggie, Rachel and Sarah are mostly under the radar, dirt-wise - give it time, we still have a week to go
6/29/05 - The digging begins
Update So soon? Yep.. today's ratings prediction of Janelle pics showing up is hopelessly stale-dated already.. Leave it to Aldav to turn up the goods.. here she is courtesy of Trashy Lingerie and Xposed.com - and who knew? "VIP cocktail waitress" translates to actress/model! (this time only)
In Ashlea's case, "fashion design student" means that: here she is modeling a Halloween ladybug costume last fall for designer Kristen Robinson at the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale.. but it also means actress/model - amazing! Her resume says she was in From Justin to Kelly - maybe they told her what a good gig a reality show can be.. I'm not going to address the tranny rumors about her though - not til I see her hands
Check out Michael's drawings Blackberry posted - sure looks like Janelle, doesn't it? No, I will not post the phone number I found, but here's his bio/resume/life history - pack a lunch - he sounds very rich and very educated, but he links to a famous project in Dubai when describing Abu Dhabi (where he went to high school).. huh? Oh well, same country, right Mike? <blink>
Here's Jennifer at work, cheering for the Dallas Desperados.. lots of cameras, playing to crowds, and rubbing elbows with celebs on their site - note she signs her name "Jen" on the autographed poster of them ($12)
Beau's personals profile says he's looking to date men.. get used to his lucky orange shirt - he wore it when he posed with Paris Hilton too.. Lots of his site friends and theirs are based in Miami Beach - Ivette is Miami Beach, so is Janelle
6/29/05 - Hamster roll call
Ladies and gentlemen, start your cage wheels
The new mug shots are here, and we have a group that looks like a daytime soap cast.. The odds are good that this season will have more cumulative mirror time than ever before, and every corner of the new house will have a new hormonal challenge for these young 'n pretties to face
Until CBS gets their interview videos up, we have only appearances and cheesy questionnaire answers to go on.. let the judgements commence!
Remember, we have a pre-season home game this time - your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to draw in your dotted line guesses for the ready-made alliances
So who knows who in this group? Lots of Floridians here, but I'm guessing if the pairings are too easy for us to guess based on surface stats, they'd be too easy for them to figure out too.. and that would spoil the Big Twist
Speaking of which, have you seen the new ads? First they say about last year's brother & sister Twist "when their identities were revealed it blew the roof off the house!" Hmmm I seem to recall it was more of a non-event..
Then they go on to say what a Superhuge Supertwist they have this year, and how Superstupendous it will be.. all followed by a graphic promising 14 STRANGERS
Make up your mind, CBS.. they know each other or they don't - I'd hate to have to pull you out of neutral before the show even starts
It looks like this will be the Year of the Foos - all that clickety-clack-clacking will be worse than hot tub bubbles for audio clarity - and.. what's this? Big Brother left a big ol' pile of pot for them? Well that might make things interesting.. their questionnaire responses don't sound too promising
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