Anyone super excited for Summer? I am and not only for the hot weather but for Big Brother as well. The reality show is such an addicting guilty pleasure, especially the live feeds. Hopefully, the casting department does an equally excellent job picking eye candy like Cody Calafiore. Both Caleb ‘Beast Mode Cowboy‘ Reynolds and he made for a very memorable Season 16.
Calafiore currently graces the March/April 2015 cover of Winq magazine. Photographer Greg Vaughan snaps the 24-year-old stud in Calvin Klein and Bjorn Borg underwear inspired by the New York City skyline. Anyone else want to climb the New Jersey hottie’s ‘Empire State Building’ ;) Check out more pics below.
Big Brother 15 just wrapped up and I thought this was the perfect time to revisit this Big Brother Winners post. There’s nothing worse than investing your summer watching this show, only to witness some loser win it all in the end. Meanwhile all your favorites sit in the jury house waiting for finale night… or worse, at home. Through the years, there are have been some deserving winners and on the flip side, some equally atrocious ones. Sit back and see if you agree with my assessments.
Since Big Brother 1 was solely based on public nominations, votes and evictions, I’m not going to include that season in my rankings. That season was a complete bore because of two words “CHICKEN GEORGE“. If you don’t know what that means, be thankful you don’t. That individual and his rabid fans are why that season went down the sh*tter.
Check out my list below, starting from BEST WINNER to WORST WINNER. If you don’t agree with any of my placings, I’d love to hear about it in the comments. Keep in mind, everyone has their personal favorites. I’m prefacing this by saying I’ve never been a Dan Gheesling fan. I just don’t get the love. Bring on the hate all you Dan fans.
Every year, Julie Chen asks Big Brother viewers to vote for their favorite player at the end of the season. That person would win a cash prize usually around $25,000. Given this year’s crop of questionable players, we should instead crown BB15′s most despicable player. There are plenty of worthy contenders.
Just when you thought controversy surrounding the show had died down, some fool in the house makes even more idiotic remarks, giving Aaryn Gries a run for her money as the most hated houseguest ever. This time, live feed watchers weren’t the only ones disgusted, but law enforcement officials as well.
According to TMZ, police in Spencer Clawson’s hometown in Arkansas were alerted by comments he made. In the past, Clawson has already made racial, misogynist and homophobic remarks. Now he’s graduated to making inappropriate comments about child porn.
For the past week, inappropriate comments made by several of the Big Brother 15 houseguests have dominated headlines. Fans outraged by the dialogue in the house criticized the show for not showing the true colors of the offending players. Four episodes aired without a mention of any of the racist, homophobic, misogynist or anti-Semitic comments. That is until Sunday night’s episode.
Whether the criticism became too deafening for CBS to ignore, the show finally aired a few of the “gems” spewed by Aaryn Gries, by far the worst of the bunch. During today’s episode of The Talk, Julie Chen addressed Gries’ comments.
“You’ve seen me make jokes about being Asian-American … but I’m Asian and it’s always in good fun,” says Chen. “Those things, in my opinion, watching her say, ‘Go make a bowl of rice,’ it felt mean-spirited. It felt ugly and it felt mean.”
Chen also commented on the producers’ decision to air them. She points out that the show did not finally choose to air the comments because it was time to “judge” the houseguests but rather because they are now affecting the game-play in the house.
“CBS and ‘Big Brother’ showed it because it is now driving a story, it’s now affecting how the other players want to see her gone. If it didn’t drive story and it didn’t have a dynamic on what it is to the elements of the game, it maybe wouldn’t — you can’t just put it in there and say, ‘Judge her, everybody,’” – Julie Chen
While Aaryn finally got exposed on national television, the others were given a pass. GinaMarie briefly was shown, but what about Spencer’s anti-Semitic views or Jeremy’s extremely misogynist comments? Hopefully, they all get their time in the spotlight as well. Check out Aaryn’s lowlight reel below.
Racial slurs are a hot topic these days thanks to Paula Deen-gate. Naturally, with all the hateful chatter in the Big Brother house this year, fans of the show have been outraged by CBS and their portrayal of the offenders thus far on the episodes, particularly Aaryn Gries. By far, she’s the worst of the bunch, but on the show, she’s receiving a likeable edit due to her showmance with lifeguard David Girton. Among those outraged include former BB contestant Ragan Fox. Here’s an excerpt from his open letter to the network.
“Big Brother, I LOVE you, but, if you really want to provide a groundbreaking twist, SHOW CBS VIEWERS HOW SOME STRAIGHT, WHITE PEOPLE talk about gays, Asian Americans, and African Americans.” – Ragan Fox
“Any views or opinions expressed in personal commentary by a Houseguest appearing on Big Brother, either on any live feed from the House or during the broadcast, are those of the individual(s) speaking and do not represent the views or opinions of CBS or the producers of the program.” – CBS
I couldn’t agree with Ragan’s sentiment any more. It’s one thing to make a slip, but the frequency and vile nature of what’s coming out of some of the houseguests is alarming. Even though CBS hasn’t aired any of the hateful propaganda as of yet, fans have speculated that they’ve warned the houseguests to tone down the racial comments. There hasn’t been nearly as much racial, homophobic and misogynistic comments in the past couple of days. However, what’s done is done. A couple of this season’s contestants have lost their jobs due to their conversations on the live feeds. Find out which two below.
In less than 24 hours, my days and nights will be occupied watching the Big Brother live feeds. Sayonara everyone. I’m sure I’m not alone in admitting to putting the feeds in the background while milling around the house. I’ll even go further and declare I love listening to the chatter as I lay in bed. Never lived in a small town so I need noise to fall asleep. Sirens are soooo soothing.
But besides all the backstabbing, epic fights, meltdowns and so forth, one of the biggest pros to watching the CBS reality show is to ogle at the houseguests in their bathing suits. Right? The network just unleashed promo photos of the entire cast in their swimsuits. Since we love our man eye candy, I’ve only posted the men in their bathing suits. Sorry female houseguests, we’re strictly dickly here ;) Check out the pics below.
During Julie Chen’s tour of the Big Brother Season 15 house, she teased a “familiar” face would be among the sixteen contestants competing this summer. Turns out the “familiar” face wasn’t a returning houseguest but rather someone related to a prior one. Not just any regular houseguest but Big Brother 13 winner Rachel Reilly. If Elissa Slater is anything like her sister, we’re in for another emotional rollercoaster this summer. I can’t wait.
As with every season, we can expect the unexpected. So far, CBS has revealed two huge twists. First, instead of two nominees, three houseguests will be up for eviction. Secondly, America will vote for the Big Brother MVP of the week. What this MVP’s powers entail haven’t been disclosed yet, but I assume they’ll play a major factor in the game. As long as it’s not in the vein of the Coup d’Etat, I’ll be happy. As much as Chima was a crazy bitch, I agree that her HOH reign was useless due to the power America gave Jeff.
Check out this year’s crop of hamsters below. It’s probably one of the more diverse cast we’ve seen in years. Big Brother 15 premieres June 16 on CBS.
The fifteenth season of Big Brother is just around the corner, and I cannot wait. I’m sure I’m not alone in declaring it’s the ultimate summer guilty pleasure. June 26, which happens to be my birthday, can’t come here soon enough.
Julie Chen recently gave ET viewers a first look at the new house. I have to say longtime production designer Scott Storey has outdone himself with this year’s look. It’s my favorite. The sauna-feel to the bathroom is gorgeous. What also is eye-catching is all the 60s inspired details of the entire house. Even though Chen says it’s very Mad Men, I get more of a Catch Me If You Can vibe, especially given all the arrows and aviator accents.
During the tour, Chenbot also drops a few hints regarding this season’s twists. First, the nominations chairs are gone. Secondly, America will apparently have a bigger role this year with everything including the noms. I just hope this doesn’t turn into a Season 1-like popularity contest. Julie also reveals that one familiar face will be among the 16 players, but it’s not what you think. Check out the tour below, along with my favorite rooms obtained by the Hollywood Reporter.
Side note: If want to make a drinking game out of watching the tour, take a shot every time Chen says “architect” or anything architecture-related. It’s all very interesting. I’m sure those words were specifically chosen.