CBS and Showtime have announced that Big
Brother: After Dark will return for Big Brother 9. Starting on
February 12th at 12am ET/PT, viewers will be able to tune into SHO2 to see
a live three-hour feed for the Big Brother's first winter edition.
CBS Press Release: "Big Brother:
After Dark will feature a live television feed from the "Big Brother"
house for three hours (12:00-3:00 AM, ET/PT), seven days a week, on the
cable network's SHO2 multiplex channel beginning Tuesday,
February 12th at 12:00 AM ET/PT. The announcement was made
today by Robert Greenblatt, President of Entertainment, Showtime Networks
"Big Brother: After Dark was a big
success for us at bringing an audience to very late night time periods on
SHO2. This began as an experiment with our friends at Endemol
and CBS, and I'm happy that it worked so well for all of us," said
Greenblatt. "I'm amazed at how much curiosity there is about what goes on
in the Big Brother house after the lights are out, but what better place
to present that than on SHOWTIME where we have a lot of on-air real estate
in the wee hours of the morning."
While preparing WeLoveBigBrother.com for Big
Brother 9, I stumbled upon some exclusive videos that we obtained last
year before Big Brother 8 premiered. Some of the video is previously
unseen and some is very rare. Take a look at the videos below and be
sure to subscribe to our
YouTube to receive an update when we add new videos for Big Brother 9!
Robyn Kass, the Casting Director of Big Brother, has confirmed via her
that the finalists have been chosen and notified for Big Brother 9.
Her statement is as follows:
Thanks, once again, to everyone who auditioned for BB9! We had a fantastic
turn out and the decisions were tough.
This is to inform you that all BB9 finalists have been contacted already.
If you did not receive a call remember.... just because you're not right
for the mix this season doesn't mean you won't be right for the next
season. Don't give up! Thanks for your support of the show!
Big Brother - Casting Director
In an effort to get the word out about the new,
early version of Big Brother, CBS has issued a press release regarding
upcoming auditions. Please see the press release below.
Emmy Award Winner Allison
Grodner and Rich Meehan Return as Executive Producers
CBS has announced that nationwide casting for BIG BROTHER 9 will take
place at locations around the country between Saturday, Nov. 17 and
Saturday, Dec. 8 (see below for locations). In addition, applications are
now being accepted online at CBS.com for the ninth installment of the
reality series which will be broadcast in 2008 on dates to be announced.
Julie Chen will return as host for Big Brother 9 and the series will once
again be executive produced by Emmy Award winner Allison Grodner and Rich
Meehan, in association with Endemol U.S.A.
BIG BROTHER 9 will follow a group of strangers living together in a house
outfitted with dozens of cameras and microphones recording their every
move 24 hours a day, seven days a week. One by one, the houseguests will
vote each other out of the house until at the end of three months, the
last remaining houseguest will win the grand prize.
If you're a true Big Brother addict, you won't
want to miss a webcam chat with Janelle this coming Wednesday.
You'll be able to submit questions for Janelle and watch her responses if
you subscribe to Real Network's SuperPass. If you're not already
click here and you will be able to watch the 24/7 feeds, as well as
Janelle's webcam chat on Wednesday.
We also just learned that once again,
immediately following the conclusion of this season, Real Networks will be
streaming the live feeds in their entirety from beginning to end. If
you missed an important or entertaining moment on the live feeds, be sure
you stay signed up for SuperPass, or
sign up today to continue watching Big Brother, even after the finale!
Following Monday's veto ceremony, Jen's anger
turned into rule-breaking behavior, earning her the first Big Brother penalty
vote in the show's history.
It all started as a result of the veto ceremony where Daniele, who won the
power Sunday, chose to remove Amber from the block and put Jen up as her
Jen, who was completely caught off guard with this move, showed her
disgust with Dick and Daniele by destroying Dick's cigarettes.
Later, she was seen eating a turkey burger and several other things,
breaking her slop diet.
Initially, Jen said Big Brother reprimanded her by giving her a penalty nomination.
Tuesday, Dick said Jen instead would receive a penalty vote. Under this
punishment, she will automatically receive one vote against her for
Tuesday morning, Jen continued to break the terms of her slop diet as she
was seen eating grapes. Several of the houseguests voiced their opinions
saying this was poor game play and unfair.
It is important to note that Amber and Daniele missed all of the drama, as
they were both out of the house all night enjoying an overnight trip as
part of their veto reward.
A little surprise wakes the houseguests
Posted: 08/15/2007 04:00 PM
ET | Posted by Matt The houseguests awoke Wednesday to several uninvited
visitors including a little man dressed as
the mad hatter, for a purpose CBS said will be revealed on Thursday's live show.
The man, wearing cards on his hat and a warped clock around his neck, ran around the house repeating several phrases.
The phrases included: "There is no little enemy," "A snitch in time saves nine, "What a tangled web we weave when we first practice to deceive," "Three people can keep a secret if two are dead," and "Fish and visitors stink after three days."
Big Brother then told the houseguests the time, 12:36:47, and the group was led outside to find a man on
stilts and a barber shop quartet.
The stilt-walker repeated the following: "It is not enough to succeed,
others must fail," "And after all what is a lie, it is the truth in
masquerade," and "Always drink upstream from the herd."
The quartet sang two songs entitled, Goodbye, My Life in the Real World
and Hello, My Houseguests.
After a short blackout of the feeds, the houseguests were led back inside to find three bunny rabbits on the kitchen table and a man dressed like a statue.
The rabbits were wearing cards around their necks -- a five of diamonds, nine of clubs and an ace of hearts.
The man dressed like a statue was switching between several poses including:
angry, archer, secret, frustrated, surprise and thinker.
At this point, it seems these events will have to do with a trivia Head of
Dick, winner of Saturday's veto power, chose to save Daniele Monday
evening, leaving Jessica to put up Dustin as the replacement nominee.
After a long chat in the HoH room late Sunday, the Late Night Crew (LNC)
decided that this was the best move for the group.
As a back-up, the group planned to put up Jen on the block if Dick decided
to use the power on himself. And therefore, they would vote out Daniele.
Eric did not attend the late LNC meeting, as he faked a sickness trying to complete
his latest America's Player task which was to ignore Jessica.
"You should know," he said out loud to America, "that you
caused me a chance to stay up there alone with [Jessica] and spend the
night. Which would have been beneficial in many many ways. But fine. Off
Dick spent much of Monday evening explaining to the houseguests he
offended the reason for his behavior.
"I had to do anything and everything I could in order to make each
and every one of you hate me so ** much," he explained to Jameka.
"There was a reason [for what I did]. I would have done anything for
[Daniele] and I will do anything for her."
Could the vote backfire on Dustin? As of Monday, he remained positive he will be staying in
Newly crowned Head of Household Jessica
nominated father and daughter combo Dick and Daniele Friday evening for
Later in the day, Daniele told Dustin she was not surprised at her
"Did I know I was going up on the block today," Daniele asked
rhetorically. "Of course I did. It would be stupid not to. It is what
it is. That's that. Each day in this house is a new day."
Dustin said she was put in the hot seat because of the way she is
perceived by the association with her dad, Dick.
"Like I said to you before, the way at which you continue to spend
time with him and you don't stop him," he said, "it's almost
like you're condoning his behavior."
Daniele said that was a ridiculous conclusion as she is not responsible
for her dad's actions.
"If you want to take it out on me, if you don't want to talk to me
because of things he says, that's a personal problem," she said.
"I don't feel guilty, it's not me. He's his own person. It's not my
problem. And no, it's not condoning it. It's not getting involved because
it has nothing to do with me."
The Power of Veto competition will take place sometime Saturday.
Move over Dick. In what is being called the
biggest blow-up of the season, Amber held nothing back when she called
Eric out in front of the whole house Wednesday.
Amber, who had promised her vote to Eric earlier this week, said she
regretted swearing on her daughter's life to keep him.
With most of the houseguests gathered in the living room and the rest in
the kitchen, Amber let it all come out.
"You made [Nick] look like he was doing everything wrong, when it was
** you," Amber screamed. "Nick is home with his ** family, when
he should be here because he's a good person. He should be here in the
good person's group, not you!"
Eric sat across from her and said nothing.
"You're ** going home," she yelled. "I ** hate you!"
When the storm blew over, Eric sat down with Daniele in the Head of
Household room to discuss this week's events. He continued his lies hoping
he may be able to sway her judgement.
"I did not cast those votes," he said. "I did not put the
mustard on Jen's pillow. I hate mustard."
Daniele seemed unconvinced and told Eric to blame his nomination on her.
She went on to say it was nothing personal, as it's only a game and she
felt he is one of the strongest players.
After swearing on her daughter's life that she
would vote to keep Eric, Amber tried to convince Dustin Tuesday to vote to
Amber said she wanted Eric out because she felt he was
She also told Dustin if he votes to keep Kail, he may be able to get back
on good terms with Evel Dick.
"I was thinking," she whispered to Dustin, "if you went and
told Dick, 'Look, if I vote to get rid of Eric,' and made yourself look
good, he wouldn't come after you. It would be like you were getting in
good with them."
Dustin did not seemed convinced and said very little.
Amber said if Eric remains in the game, as a result, she thinks they will
be the next targets.
According to TMZ.com, lawyers for Endemol USA,
Inc. have sent a cease and desist letter to a pilot CBS said tried to ruin
the Big Brother game.
Endemol alleges Jerry Hider of Blue Yonder Air flew an airplane over the
Big Brother house with a banner that essentially would give away game and
Hider told TMZ he was not trying to ruin the game, rather he was simply
following through with a paid job. He would not release the name of the
person who hired him to complete the job.
In a statement to TMZ, CBS wrote, "It's always great to have fans
that are this engaged and passionate about 'Big Brother.' However, we also
need to protect the integrity of the competition, which does not allow any
outside influence on the houseguests who are sequestered from the public
broadcast and therefore unaware of some of the secret twists in the
Jen to hop out of the hot seat yet again
Posted: 08/05/2007 02:00 PM
ET | Posted by Matt
Jen again guaranteed her safety for another week Saturday, winning the
golden power of veto and setting into motion Daniele's plan to backdoor
America's Player, Eric.
The veto competition, which in the end required Jen to give up half of her
winnings at the end of the season, seemed to involve a "punishment
Daniele, Jen, Kail, Jameka, Dustin and Zach competed.
As a result of the competition, Daniele, Kail, Jen and Zach were required to
wear bunny costumes for the rest of the week, similar to the red unitard
deal with Jen earlier this season.
Other punishments included: Kail and Jen being on slop for the next 30
days; Jameka and Kail losing their ability to compete in the next five Head
of Household competitions; and all the competitors except Kail were
required to dump a bucket of "funky gunk" on their heads once
every hour for 24 hours.
Following the competition, Daniele told Jen about the plan to kick out
"Eric's the smartest person in this house," she said.
"Eric's watched every single season, [he] knows every single detail
about everything. And he knows how it works. He knows everything about
this game. He's so smart and so rational. Everything that he says up here,
he convinces everybody. And it's not the group consensus, it's what Eric
planted in everybody's head."
Kail and Jen are again in the hot seats for the third straight week
following Friday evening's nomination ceremony.
Newly crowned Head of Household, Daniele, chose the two, but before
nominations she told Kail not to worry.
"I'm not going to backdoor anybody," she reassured Kail. "I'm
giving everyone a fair chance. And if you win the veto, I want you to use
it on yourself to take yourself off just incase. I don't want my dad to
try and change people's opinions or votes. And that way, you're safe for
After learning about Eric being the mysterious vote for two weeks
straight, the real plan, which Daniele did not reveal to Kail, is to try
and backdoor America's Player, Eric.
According to the plan, if either Kail or Jen win veto and save themselves,
Eric will be the replacement nominee.
If neither Kail or Jen win, the nominations will remain the same and the
house will vote out Jen.
With the anger of Nick's eviction in the back of her
mind, Daniele held on tight to become the fifth Head of Household Thursday.
The season's first endurance competition encountered one major problem after a
airplane banner flew over the house.
This time the houseguests did see the banner which read, "We
Love Nick. Amber & Eric lie. LNC [Late Night Crew] is the Nerd Herd."
Once all distractions were over, the houseguests apparently dropped off quickly.
The competition came down to Daniele, Kail and Jen.
Jen was disqualified after touching the bar, which was against the rules.
Shortly after, Daniele boldly told Kail that she could be there all night. With
this in mind, Kail made a deal with Daniele to get down if she was safe from
nomination. Daniele agreed and Kail stepped down, becoming the new HOH.
Since winning HOH, Dick and Daniele have figured out that Eric was the liar and
the mysterious vote.
America's Player, Eric, began planting the seed to complete his next task
Sunday night by starting a new catch phrase created by viewers.
The catch phrase selected was "I'd do that for a dollar."
Eric introduced it to Dick first by saying he wanted to get back at Amber
for her ridiculous expressions.
"What I've decided," he explained, "is that I would just
concoct an expression that had no meaning whatsoever, no story behind it,
nothing funny about it, just flat out irritating like hers. Just start
saying it repeatedly, repeatedly, repeatedly until other people starting
Dick thought the expression was funny and said he would start using it.
Will it be the next "awkward" or just plain unsuccessful?
Tensions rose Saturday when Jameka won the power
of veto, as she openly planned to rescue Jen from being nominated based on a
deal made before the competition.
According to the houseguests' accounts, the competition involved answering
trivia questions and being able to get prizes with points awarded from correct
The competition reportedly came down to Dustin, Jameka and Jen when Dustin
opted to take $5,000 and a trip to Barbados, rather than the veto.
With both Jen and Jameka left, and since Jen knew she would be saved by Jameka,
the other houseguests said Jen threw the competition.
Following the competition, Amber was crying and upset that Jameka was going to
save Jen. Amber was also mad that Dustin took the prizes rather than the veto.
The late night crew alliance (Jessica, Jameka, Eric, Dick, Dustin and Amber)
all concluded that they will put Nick up this week. It was obvious that
America's Player, Eric, was pushing for Nick to leave.
restrictions were relaxed Thursday evening when the houseguests were
treated to pizza for dinner.
Newly crowned Head of Household Dick made the toast before digging in
saying he thinks it will be a good week for everyone.
Before dinner, Dick opened the door to his new HoH room where he found
pictures of his son, Daniele and others. Included in his basket of goodies
were chocolate syrup, cereal, beer, ice cream and a letter from his
The main target this week, according to Dick, will be Kail.
Friday will be a busy day for the houseguests, with both the food
competition and nominations on the schedule.
It seemed Joe's chances of staying in the Big Brother house did not look
good late Thursday.
The vote, which will take place live during the Thursday show, would
require Joe to get at least six houseguests to choose to keep him.
Joe would also be able to stay if he received five votes and Head of
Household Jen voted, as a tie breaker, to keep him.
An early prediction from WLBB, with regard to our WLBB Web Poll, expect
America to instruct their player, Eric, to evict Joe. That means the most
uncertain votes at this point will be both Jameka and Jessica.
showed no sympathy Wednesday afternoon when he called out Kail's
campaigning attempts to get him out of the house.
"Yesterday you talked more than you have the entire time," Dick
said. "You told everybody how it would do you good to get me out of
the house, but you didn't mention one word about how it would do them good
or the house. It came off as very very selfish, and really stupid, as well
The other houseguests sat quietly in the kitchen as they listened to the
awkward moment pan out.
Kail did her best to skirt the attacks and not give into Dick's threats to
come after her next week.
"I'm kind of glad you think I have that big of a voice here,"
Kail replied. "I had no idea."
This scuffle follows a full day of campaigning by Kail Tuesday to try and
secure other houseguests' votes to keep Joe in the house.
After being put up on the block with her father almost 24 hours ago,
Daniele brought home the veto.
This followed the intimate conversation by both Nick and Daniele late
Friday night where Nick spilled all the details about his involvement in
the Mrs. Robinson alliance.
Nick told Daniele that he planned to keep playing in his alliance and
watch out for her at the same time. In turn, Daniele opened up to Nick and
admitted she was only 20.
The veto competition involved several prizes and what seems as
punishments. Dick won a plasma television, Joe won a slop pass, Jen has to
wear a red bodysuit and Kail and Amber have been handcuffed together until
Will Daniele use the veto? If so, who will Jen put up?
Later in the live broadcast during the "majority" trivia Head of
Household competition, Jen answered the tie breaker question
correctly to win the key to the coveted room.
America also learned that they will be able to tell their player, Eric,
who to try and target for eviction.
be nominated? Stay with WLBB for all the latest updates!
America's next showmance or all show?
Posted: 07/11/2007 10:45 PM
ET | Posted by Matt
While he seems
to play all the girls, Nick certainly is the closest to Daniele. Between
the flirting and fun, the two spend a lot of time together, especially at
In a conversation in the bedroom Wednesday, Nick asked Daniele whether she
trusts him. When she answered yes, he responded by saying, "No matter
what I hear, I think I can trust you."
So is this a showmance or just clever game play by Nick?