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The fishies swim again
"Summer of Secrets" ramps up and the feeds are on! Careful as you go to sign up though
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Last year's season ran 82 days so wait a few days before signing up for the 3 month pass just to be safe (it doesn't really start til July 7).. it would blow to spend $30 and miss the last day or two.. Be sure to save your signup info and remember to cancel before your subscription ends if you don't want to be billed again
First cap o' the season by attw x
Newsflash Variety reports that everyone going into the house knows someone else in there - friends, coworkers, relatives, etc. The phrase "significant other" was even used (about time, just a year late for that nebulous committed couple!) Each twosome thinks they are the only pairing, which pretty much confirms they are now sequestered. If any of these "teams" of two ends up in the one-two positions at the end, they will get $1 million and $250,000 instead of the usual $500,000 and $50,000. The article also confirms the house design is by the guy who does "The Surreal Life" trainwreck decor, and that there will be 10 beds for the 14 hamsters when they arrive.. with a "hidden bedroom." Ooh, aah.
Newsdud So much for a D&D house tour on "The Early Show" - Julie wasn't even there today.. I think that one originated on Diane's site - maybe she mixed up taping day with air day.. stay tuned
As for all the fuss over the new ads and threats of yet another Big Twist, refer to yesterday's interview with Arnie: "This season we have what we are calling 'The Summer of Secrets' meaning that because it is a brand new house there will be multiple secrets uncovered throughout the summer that the HouseGuests will find" - the dreaded new Twist is prolly (hopefully) the house itself.. don't forget, the average viewer doesn't keep tabs on rumors and news all year long like uhh.. some of us
Newsflash Well, not really but there isn't much else.. Arnold Shapiro dodged providing any real info again today, with vague slippery references about the "secrets" coming up.. the only real "news" he gave is that HOH is upstairs, and that there are 4 more cameras and 10 more mics than before.. he also confirmed there will be no moderator and no all-stars, laying to rest yet more rumors that will survive anyway (how about that "committed couple" eh?) read it
Newsflash There's some talk of reality writers unionizing (don't think there aren't writers).. it's even possible they could strike.. if a strike were to be organized and undertaken in the next three months it'd be bad for us, HamsterWatchers - read more - on the other hand, if it does happen, Mr. Shapiro & Ms. Grodner, remember that I am available
Newsflash Last year's handjiving lovebirds Diane & Drew will tour the new house on June 28 on the CBS Early Show
Let the games begin
CBS has launched their Big Brother 6 site, or at least a placeholder for it. You can click on over, or not - everything they've got up I've linked here.
You can get a sneak preview of the new TV commercial featuring last summer's hamsters looking like a fun, energetic bunch (?) and watch a video with the casting director who admits they are always surprised by who ends up a good guy and who ends up a villain (?) But the real treat is the video clips of hamster hopefuls at the LA open casting call.
Here is a sampling of the featured wannabe's and what they had to say. Chances are one or two of the folks in the video have already been cast, in which case some of these quotes may become catchphrases for the season.. chances are probably greater that I've left out the people who are already cast. Oh well, we'll find out enough.
The CBS site also confirms the first show will air on July 7, that Mrs. Moonves will once again be our host, and Real Networks will once again provide the feeds.
Season 1 - on 3 DVDs
How to Get the Best from Your Children
by Jo Frost (paperback)
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