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|7/3/05 - Preshow prep
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7/3/05 - sex, lies and videotape
The hamsters are almost definitely in the habitat now.. my guess from occasional thru-the-fishies glimpses is that they moved in around 5 or 6pm after a lot of busy staff movement throughout the day.. It blows that we are deprived of being able to watch the critical first meets, bed scrambles, etc. but at least we now have video, and a much better idea of who they each are
WeLoveBigBrother.com has more exclusive videos (is CBS "leaking" these on purpose, or is their security on high alert to find out who's letting them slip?)
houseguest interviews in convenient alphabetic order
edited CBS promo piece with interview snippets
Julie, Arnold & Alison nothing new in this one
Interview highlights aka valuable future info
April: I'm gonna be that chameleon that comes in and just kinda crawls to the end
Ashlea: I can look back with my kids and say 'See, your mom was really cool, once I swear I was'
Beau: I'm very like, articulate.. I'm very like, proper.. Definitely if people are not groomed or not hygiened then I will definitely put it out there 'Ok, I need to make you over because you need it'
Eric: My first strategical goal was to be the cook, everybody loves the cook
(he talks Boston but is seen in a Vegas fire station)
Howie: My persona, my charisma, it just kind of radiates from me.. With my looks & my build & my future economic potential, unless these girls are blind I think they're gonna be bothered
dingo: student weatherman at 34, he better get started on that economic potential
Ivette: Some girls might be annoyed by the fact that I'm gay.. and the guys might get annoyed at the fact that I won't play on their team as they say.. Maybe sometimes my Cuban loud mouth will get on their nerves too, I can't help that
James: Targeting people, manipulating them is just something I seem to be good at
Janelle: I'm also good at talking to men, and women as well.. I'm definitely gonna use my sexuality in the house, it is one of my biggest assets
Jennifer: I have a background in counseling so I'm really good at dealing and reading people, and messing with their minds to get what I want.. Try not to flirt too much with the boys to make the girls jealous, but just enough to get them in your grasp, to be able to control them
Kaysar: Muslims pray 5 times a day, so I'm going to be waking up at 5 in the morning, every morning, you know the alarm clock's gonna go off
dingo: he'll be lucky to get an alarm potato
Maggie: I think flirting is natural but there's a very, you know, line that you don't cross
Michael: I sometimes get the look of like 'Who is this guy? Oh he speaks different languages and oh whoo hey, what's going on?' so I'm expecting a little bit of that
Rachel: It's starting to hit me.. like in the mirror 'Oh I don't want to do that because people are really gonna be watching me' so I gotta be careful about some things I do.. <resigned tone> I'll probably end up being the maid of the house, so, that's ok
Sarah: I'm gonna win because I wanna buy lots of shoes, I want the money.. I think being the twist is great - I know I'm not the only twist because Big Brother's like that
dingo: we have identified The Smart One
I am very pleased with these first looks - it looks like we'll have an entertaining season! Beau has the quote of the day with "I'm very like, articulate"
Hometown support? Hopefully Rachel will get better than this from Dusty Saunders, tv critic for RockyMountainNews.com, announcing that a local's on the show: "I hope Miss Plencner won't take offense, but she's part of a tacky series dealing with houseguests evicting one another in nasty style. Big Brother should have been evicted from the summer schedule following its first season."
Who's the two's?
I have no idea, and surprisingly there's not much of a guessing frenzy going on.. here are some hints and evidence that may or may not pan out - I wouldn't put money on any of these matches
Beau & Ivette All indications say both are gay (now confirmed by video interviews) and socially active in the Miami area, and they are the same age
Eric & Maggie Fire/EMT people deal with ER people routinely - she works at Summerlin Hospital in Vegas (or did in August 2003); he was a firefighter there in January 2003 though his bio says Boston; they both list Boston Red Sox & New England Patriots
Howie & Rachel Not much to go on for either, but they are close in age and although Howie shows Chicago, he likes the Broncos as does Rachel who lives in an upscale Denver suburb.. btw I found a horsie forum where someone who sounds like Rachel and has initials RP in her nick lists herself as systems analyst - horse breeding is maybe a sideline or part-time thing: an established professional breeder would be web-accessible and she just isn't
Jennifer & Ashlea Another shot in the dark based only on the fact that they are both actress/model hopefuls, and both like Swedish fish
Michael & Janelle His drawings look very much like her - if they aren't, we know he likes her type anyway - and she would probably likes his type as well: rich, well-traveled, and artsy.. Many think there's an Arabic connection between Michael & Kaysar, but Abu Dhabi is 850 miles from Baghdad and lasting school relationships aren't likely to form with a 4-year age difference.. many also think they work together
James & April Since she's newly married her location and education could have been anywhere.. she probably makes a nice salary which, as a hard-core Republican, he would respect; and they are close in age - maybe she married his brother?
Kaysar & Sarah Mostly process of elimination, but it's not impossible - they are close in age and don't seem unlikely as college pals.. as I said before, she could go with anyone
hamster duo pic from Fadeeva
Some James quotes from his blog (his spelling):
"Please, somebody tell Paul [McCartney] that he sucks and should put himself out to pasture like Lennon. It was sickening watching him sing songs that suck more than Michel Jackson in prison. He ruined the Super Bowl, thanks Fox Network for turning my stomach."
"If you want to talk shit about politics, PLEASE feel free to... but if you're a whinny little Socialist bitch more determined to shout louder and become irate at the idea that I'm right and your stupid. Please... drink the kool-aid, lay down with a good book (maybe something by Howard Zinn or Ward Churchill), and find a happy place. Leave reality to those better prepared."
"I aspire to be a Senator and You will be voting for me one day"
His caption for an antiwar protest photo:
"Where's a suicide bomber when you need 'em? ...just kidding..."
That's followed with: "these same people have no problem with suicide bombers killing innocent people in Israel everyday. They had no problem with Stalin, Lenin, Pol Pot, Ho Chi Minh, Kim Jong-il, Castro, or even Saddam himslef killings MILLIONS."
and "These people are ideological puppets believing what they hear on MTV and CBS."
"stop making fun of me in your head!"
dingo: no problem.. we'll all be doing it all over the web in a few days
His stand-in blogger Dustin says James flew to LA on Sunday.. he also says he knows James' pair but can't/won't disclose.. btw James is looking for "cool people in Atlanta or Miami" and he trusts Pompano Beach, FL-based Dustin enough to give him his blog password.. it looks like James is really another Floridian
7/2/05 - Real math
I got mine! I am wired up to the feeds and ready to go.. I've added a page with links to no timeout feeds that will remain in the daily Linkage section all season - thanks to the Lisa Donahue fan site for the info
Funny thing: I used coupon code bbearly for the 20% discount (good thru July 6).. I unchecked all the upsells and "can we spam you?" options and finally the payment screen came along and showed "RealOne SuperPass $0.00" - cool! Oops, that's cuz there's a 3 day free trial, ok.. it's asterisked to fine print saying if I keep it after 3 days I'll be charged $24.95 every 3 months.. ok.. only umm.. 20% off $29.99 would be $23.99 wouldn't it? What's up with that? An extra buck isn't enough for me to hassle fighting them over, but a buck from each of us will add up nicely for them
p.s. My confirmation email says I'll pay $29.99 when my 3 free days are up.. uhh.. no I won't - five bucks is worth fighting over.. Let's not even get into principles - plenty of opportunity for that later with the editors
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Poor Jennifer Real Networks BB page is still showing her old & rejected photo with the sticky-out hair.. that's gonna piss her off (and her agent), but not as much as it's gonna piss off the other hamsters when they find out she got a re-take and they didn't
Our own Janelle is in Jim Carrey's Bruce Almighty - she says she was cut from the movie itself but that she's on the DVD in the deleted scenes, where she plays "woman at party".. she also says she's an extra in Howard Stern's Son of the Beach - she isn't credited on that one like she is for Bruce
Ashlea says she's an extra in From Justin to Kelly (uncredited).. IMDB shows Jennifer plays "Camacho's groupie" in Mike Judge's upcoming Idiocracy, and is also a production assistant and slate-clapper in the upcoming Evil Behind You (I did not know slate-clappers even got credited)
Links for these movies featuring our hamster stars (and any others discovered as we go) will remain in the rotating ads at the bottom of each page here all season, but I thought I'd highlight them here cuz there's not much else going on
SoCal HamsterWatchers be sure to attend the big 4th of July bash on the studio lot - Aldav and others think that will be move-in day, but I don't think they'd risk it with an event like this going on.. either way there should be lots of opportunity to snoop and hobnob - some staff will surely be around, this being the end of life til fall for control room and other staff - get out there and let us know what you find out
International BB is a lot looser than ours: "Germany's Big Brother TV show, which started at the weekend, has featured lesbian sex, a woman having an orgasm in the bath and kinky spanking scenes in a sauna"
Australia's version has been so frisky lately it's sparked government debate, since they air a late night version called "Big Brother Uncut" that's featured hot tub sex and hamsters taking nekkid pics of each other
In the UK house they were talking about sucking eggs the other day.. hamster Orlaith (left) said "You have to either spit or swallow" and went on to add she's swallowed other unpleasant stuff before.. evicted Saskia apparently had sex with Maxwell before getting the boot
Ironically, it's a fair bet that here in the Land of the Free we won't get any of this kind of stuff on the air show, and even the feeds are likely to go to fishies if things get too risqué.. Endemol, who started this whole thing and produced BB1, says "Sex is a positive thing - it shows they are having a good time" but Shapiro/Grodner (who have run ours since BB2) and CBS aren't quite as open-minded
Not that it's imperative that we see nekkid hamsters getting it on, but the higher ratio of show biz hopefuls we keep getting are ever more mindful of appearances - they are less & less likely to exhibit genuine people personalities, so less & less likely to be entertaining overall.. sigh.. our loss
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