They say you never leave high school, and
this season of Big Brother is looking to prove that as they start their
11th go around in the house that CBS built... kickin' it old-school.
Only with 52 cameras and 80 mics.
But first, it's time to open up the
yearbook and see who's playing this year. (C-Note: Thanks, Wikipedia)
- Braden Bacha (28) is a surfer
from Santa Monica, California.
- Kevin Campbell (29) is a single man from Chula Vista,
California. He is a graphic designer and is characterized by his
flamboyant personality and his unique racial composition (he is of
Japanese and African American descent). He was a member of the Jehovah's
Witnesses but was excommunicated at age 21.
- Laura Crosby (21) is a single woman from Atlanta, Georgia. She
is a bikini model who is described as being determined, sassy, and
outgoing. She hopes to use her looks to carry her in the game.
- Russell Kairouz (24) is a single man from Walnut Creek,
California. He is a mixed martial arts fighter and a real estate broker
and is described as being loud and brash. He strongly dislikes people
who do not think before they act.
- Jordan Lloyd (22) is a single woman from Matthews, North
Carolina (C-Note: if you were to ask her, she would say Charlotte...
That's like someone from, say, Anaheim, telling you that they're from
LA). She is a waitress and is described as being naive and laid back.
- Natalie Martinez (24) is a single woman residing in Gilbert,
Arizona. She is a Tae Kwon Do champion and enjoys playing poker. She is
described as being a "feisty Latina".
- Michele Noonan (27) is a married woman from Pasadena,
California. She is a neuroscientist and enjoys watching the news. EP
Allison Grodner acknowledged that she is the first nerdy woman Big
Brother has had.
- Jeff Schroeder (31) is an advertising salesman from Norridge,
- Chima Simone (32) is a freelance journalist from West
- Ronnie Talbott (30) is a married man from Belpre, Ohio. He is
obsessed with video games and plays for more than six hours a day. He is
also described as an extreme Big Brother fanatic who can recite the
eviction order of every houseguest in the history of the show.
- Lydia Tavera (24) is a single woman from Torrance, California.
She is a special effects make up artist, a self proclaimed bisexual, and
is characterized by her many tattoos.
- Casey Turner (41) is fifth grade teacher from St. Petersburg,
Florida. He is married with two children and is a DJ at night.
But not all is as it seems. There's a
mystery 13th houseguest. Someone they... and YOU... already know. More
First, Ronnie, Laura, Russell, and Kevin
enter the house. Ronnie carves himself out as the adorable geek.
Next up, Chima, Casey, Braden and Laura.
Braden's our Jeff Spicoli.
Finally, Jordan, Jeff, Michelle, and
Lydia enter the big house. Jeff will room with the others in the swim
room. Only three beds, though. And by beds, we mean inflatable floating
rafts. Someone's going to share. Entertaining.
After everyone gets to know each other,
names, ages, and breast sizes in Laura's case... we reveal this year's
twist... the Cliques!
Everyone's playing as individuals, BUT if
a member of your clique becomes HOH, then no one in your group can be
nominated for eviction.
HOH: The Wedgie
Get into your underwear and grab your
toilet seat. Pay attention, this is relevant. Each houseguest is given
one hanging toilet seat and an oversized pair of tighty-whiteys to wear.
Grab your seat and hang on for dear life, because if you let go of your
seat, you're out. And to make things even more interesting, you're going
to be given the mother of all atomic wedgies. The last one standing will
get a distinct advantage for the clique they are on... BUT you will not
win HOH. In fact... NO ONE of the 12 houseguests is winning HOH.
So who will be the first HOH? One of
- Michael "Cowboy" Ellis (BB5)
- Jessica Hughbanks (BB8)
- Brian Hart (BB10)
- Jessie Godderz (BB10)
Only one of these alums will get a second
chance at a half million. Brian's a Brain, Cowboy's an offbeat, Jessie's
an athlete. And Jessica's popular. And should their clique win the
competition in progress, they will move in TONIGHT as the new HOH.
And now, the competition REALLY begins.
WEDGIE! And the girls already have a distinct advantage over the guys.
All of their hardware is internal.
That doesn't help Michele much, as she
can't hold on and is the first one out. Following her is Ronnie of the
no upper body strength.
But now here comes... the SUPER wedgies.
From a vote in the studio, the athletes will be getting a 60 second
super wedgie, while the other cliques (save for Chima, the
sole-surviving Brain) will get a 30 second super wedgie, delivered
remotely by Julie, who's delivering all of this news with a poignant
wryness that you would only expect from a pregnant newsreader/game show
host that is married to the head of the network. Lydia can't take much
more. Neither can Jordan... or Kevin... or Jeff...
Time for another super wedgie, and the
Athletes will get a 90 second super wedgie, while Chima gets one for 30.
Chima can't stand it. Meanwhile in the studio, Brian is OUT.
Casey (and thus, Cowboy) will be exiting
the game next. So that leaves Jessica and Jessie in the studio, and the
Athletes and the Populars in the house: Braden, Natalie, Russell, and
Laura. Kevin immediately thinks, "This is going to be high school all
over again." Aaaaaand that's the point. Russell thinks that Natalie is a
little spitfire who will hurt the clique in the long run.
And Laura falls. That leaves three. All
three are hurting... And Braden's out. Which means that this game is
over, and Jessie is moving back in as HOH.
Now the Athletes are going to have a
target on their back. Casey begins thinking... time to make some
friends. Is this the beginning of a clique war? Nothing is certain,
except that Jessie has just been given the keys to the Big Brother
House... and the HOH room inside.
Next time, it's the reaction to the new
Houseguest, but for now the game continues on CBS.com and on Showtime2's
Big Brother After Dark. Because you like to watch. You little voyeurs,
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