Articles for Big Brother 16 Season 7

CBS has just released applications online at CBS.com for their three big reality shows: Survivor, Big Brother, and The Amazing Race. CBS, as far as I can tell, releases these applications with little fanfare, seemingly so they aren‘t overwhelmed with excess audition tapes and applications. Here are the links:Survivor Application PageBig Brother Application PageThe Amazing Race Application Page Read more »
Brief Recap Resulting From Explosion of Tivo (*explosion of Tivo is in no way, shape or form the fault of the Tivo...we can safely chalk that up to user error)Key points:Despite his best efforts (i.e. whining), Marcellas is voted out.Mike Boogie wins the Coup D‘Etat. The correct phrase was “You reap what you sow.â€?Coup D‘Etat specifics: before the next two evictions, Boogie will have the opportunity to change the nominations. He cannot nominate the Head of Household or the Power of Veto winner. He, essentially, takes over all HoH powers, including breaking a tie in voting.This is a Double Eviction Week; someone will be evicted on Sunday, another again on Thursday.Chicken George won HoH last night, but was forced to immediately make his nominations, due to it being a Double Eviction week.George nominated Erika and James.Analysis:Chicken m@#$%@$#% George! Well done, sir. He couldn‘t have really asked for a better time to win Head of Household. Also, Mike winning the Coup D‘Etat ensure the safety of ChillTown at least until the final four. Unless James wins the Power of Veto, I think he may be going home, but you never know. It‘s really all up to ChillTown at this point, which has to be a scary thought for the rest of of the HouseGuests.-Oscar Dahl Read more »
An amazing week for Big Brother fans, first he shocking live eviction of odds on favorite Dr. Will, now the second shocker this week: the eviction of favorite Janelle by Boogie. Yes, the svelt Janelle has joined the ranks of the jury house leaving Boogie and Erika. At the exit interview Janelle made this curiously disillusioned statement: “He would have had a harder time beating me rather than Erika, so it was probably a good move for him to evict me.â€?Doll, when your in the losers chute it‘s not exactly the best time to say you would have been hard to beat. Details to follow soon in our exclusive recap.  Read more »
Maybe "Big Brother All-Stars" should be rigged! Dancing With the Stars squarely beat the Big Brother crowning into the ground, and setting some ratings records of it‘s own along the way. Big Brother, which had been a ratings phenom this summer, came in last for the time slot. Many fans agree it was because of the chemistry that developed in the rundown. Mike Boogie and Erika just didn‘t seem to have any! And bogus "showmances" aside, clearly viewers were dialing away from the beginning, the switch rate was in excess of 40%! That is the people who started watching, but decided to look away.The "Stars" performance did a little cha-cha-cha on Fox‘s "House," which sank to a 5.8 rating in its second week--down 18 percent from its first week‘s big 7.1 rating. "Dancing with the Stars" also outstepped the season finale of CBS‘ "Big Brother 7: All-Stars," which caved to a 3.1 rating. Read more »
"Chill Town‘s" Will Kirby may have been the "Puppet Master" on "Big Brother: All-Stars", but it was his teammate Mike "Boogie" Malin who came out on top. Malin beat fellow contestant Erika Landin by a vote of 6 to 1 from a jury of evicted housemates.KCBS-TV, the CBS station in Los Angeles, was at the live finale. Check out the exclusive, behind-the-scenes videos:KCBS Read more »
Mike ‘Boogie‘ Malin told IGN.com recently that he "never thought in my wildest dreams" he would make the final two on Big Brother All-Stars, much less win, and says he didn‘t really have a strategy.However, he admitted that last time he had allied himself only with people that he would "hang out with in the outside world," which didn‘t work out well. This time he played the game more seriously."I had wanted to prove to not only myself but the producers and the network that I could be a good player in this game. As you probably well know, I did not do very well the first time. So I wanted to go back and give it another shot," said Malin.CBS is now taking applications for Big Brother 8, scheduled for July 2007. Read more »
Dr. Will Kirby, Played By Dr. Will KirbyNot only is Dr. Will the best competitor in reality show history, he also made us laugh while doing it on not one, but two seasons of Big Brother.#10 / #9 / #8 / #7 / #6 / #5 / #4 / #3 / #2 / #1 Read more »
Dr. Will KirbyShow: Big BrotherBreaking into his second top ten list is Dr. Will Kirby, the bad boy of Big Brother. After lying and conniving his way to victory on Big Brother 2, Will almost replicated his feat by lying and conniving some more on Big Brother 7: All-Stars. He is unafraid to lie to people‘s faces or manipulate others in a ruthless manner, and seems to genuinely enjoy doing so. I‘m a big fan of the doctor, but there‘s no sense in trying to argue that he isn‘t a villain.#10 / #9 / #8 / #7 / #6 / #5 / #4 / #3 / #2 / #1 Read more »
Big BrotherThere are those that love Big Brother. There are those that hate Big Brother. I lean towards the former. Big Brother is the reality candy that keeps us satiated during those otherwise barren Summer months. For some, it becomes the entire landscape of their Summer viewing and it continually delivers, with three episodes per week. What other show does that?Start Page / #10 / #9 / #8 / #7 / #6 / #5 / #4 / #3 / #2 / #1 Read more »
European production firm Endemol is close to placing their assets for sale, with the likely purchaser to be US firm Time Warner. Big Brother, Who Wants to be a Millionaire, and the hit Deal Or No Deal are just some of the franchises developed and owned by Endemol. The secret to Endemol‘s success lay equally in its cutting edge shows and it‘s ability to effectively market internationally. Currently, Spanish telecom firm Telefonica owns controlling shares; Endemol execs are quick to point out, however, that the plan to sell out the company’s assets is emerging from the advice of their broker and there is no timetable in place. The company, which is based in the Netherlands, is planning to begin meetings with private equity firms this week. Read more »
Bringing home the winners purse of $500,000 by a vote of 6 to 1, Mike Boogie took no time at all in deciding how he would spend the money. Boogie, an already successful west coast resturant owner, will distribute the funds mostly amongst friends and familys while investing some of the cash back into his business. Hey Boogie, we‘re still friends right? Read more »
Originally Aired Thursday, August 3, 3006Episode Rating: *** (three stars out of five)Episode Overview: Our first live eviction of the season is followed by the beginning of a daunting endurance competition for Head of Household. Read more »
With the premiere of BIG BROTHER 7:ALL-STARS rapidly approaching, it‘s time to take a look at the final group of twenty who, on July 6, will be pared down to twelve live in front of a national audience.  Read more »
Originally aired on Thursday, July 6, 2006Episode Rating: **** (4 stars out of 5) Episode Overview: Big Brother 7: All-Stars begins the new season. The twenty prospective house guests are whittled to 14, we see the first Head of Household challenge, the first nominations are announced, and a couple of surprising twists. Read more »
Episode Rating: *** (3 stars out of 5)Episode Overview: On the second episode of the season, the BIG BROTHER drama heats up, we see out first Power of Veto challenge, and "Chicken�? George shows off his snoring abilities. Read more »
Originally Aired Thursday, July 13, 2006Episode Rating: *** (3 out of 5 Stars) Episode Overview: On the first live eviction show, one BIG BROTHER HouseGuest leaves and a new Head of Household challenge is conducted.  Read more »
Originally Aired Sunday, July 16Episode Rating: *** (3 out of 5 Stars) Episode Overview: Kaysar makes his two nominations, the all-important food challenge is conducted, and Dr. Will postulates on the merits of Botox.  Read more »
Originally Aired Tuesday, July 18Episode Rating: ***(3 out of 5 stars)Episode Overview: With Diane and Nakomis on the chopping block, the all-important Power of Veto competition is conducted. Read more »
Originally aired on Thursday, July 20Episode Rating: *** (3 stars out of 5) Episode Overview: The second BIG BROTHER 7: ALL-STAR HouseGuest of the season is evicted, and a new Head of Household is crowned. Read more »
Originally aired on Sunday, July 23, 2006Episode Rating: ** (2 stars out of 5) Episode Overview: James, new to the whole Head of Household thing, is forced to make two difficult nominations. Read more »
  Originally Aired Tuesday, July 25, 2006Episode Rating: ****(four out of five stars)Episode Overview: A stirring Power of Veto competition creates much controversy and drama on BIG BROTHER 7: ALL-STARS Read more »
Originally Aired Tuesday, September 12, 2006Episode Rating: **** (four out of five stars)Episode Overview: The seven jurors vote to see who wins Big Brother 7: All-Stars. Read more »
Originally Aired Sunday, August 6, 2006Episode Rating: **** (four out of five stars)Episode Overview: The Head of Household competition ends, a new alliance is formed, and the nominations rock the house. Read more »
Originally Aired Tuesday, August 8, 2006Episode Rating: **** (four out of five stars)Episode Overview: With Janelle and James on the block, the stakes are high as six HouseGuests compete in the best Power of Veto Competition BIG BROTHER 7: ALL-STARS has yet seen. Read more »
Monica, so you were one of the top 20 All-Star candidates...I was one of the 20 All-Stars. They chose 14, and unfortunately I did not make the All-Stars, a little disappointed but not surprised.So even though you were disappointed that you didn‘t make it in the house, that didn‘t stop you from watching this season?I need to know why I wasn‘t chosen as an All-Star and plus my two guys from my season, Will and Mike are there, so I had to watch the show. I had to support Season 2! They‘re my good friends anyways outside of the house so I needed to watch them work their magic and I wanted to see why I wasn‘t there. I wanted to see what was so phenomenal about these 14 people to see why I wasn‘t there. So I am watching the show and I know everything that‘s going on. Read more »
Originally Aired Thursday, September 7, 2006Episode Rating: *** (three out of five stars)Episode Overview: The final Head of Household is played and the last Big Brother eviction takes place. Read more »
Originally Aired Tuesday, September 5, 2006Episode Rating: ****1/2 (four and a half out of five stars)Episode Overview: An all-important Power of Veto competition is held before a surprising live eviction. Read more »
With Big Brother 7: All-Stars winding down, there has been much speculation regarding a possible 8th season. Will there be one? No one is sure yet; CBS has yet give it the go ahead. No one will dispute the fact that Big Brother has it‘s problems. Ratings have gone steadily downhill and the quality of the show itself doesn‘t live up to seasons past. What should CBS do to remedy Big Brother? I have some ideas. Read more »
Originally Aired Tuesday, August 29, 2006Episode Rating: ***** (five stars out of five)Episode Overview: With Janellle and Chicken George on the chopping block, an all-importan Power of Veto competition is conducted. Read more »
Originally Aired Sunday, August 27, 2006Episode Overview: Erika is the new Head of Household, Danielle is angry all the time, and the HouseGuests compete in a food competition.Episode Rating: *** (three out of five stars) Read more »
Or, should I say, "How rigged is BIG BROTHER?"Although the whole reality TV industry is based on, well, reality, we all know that our so-called reality programs tend to fudge things a little. Of course, we don‘t really want reality or we wouldn‘t be watching TV. What we want to see is people, presumably like us, edited to seem either a) really dumb, b) totally obnoxious, or c) triumphant and larger than life. The boom of reality TV was a result of the information age; with so much reality available to us, what need to do we have for fiction? Viewers are able to envision themselves in the same situations as the biggest reality stars. The same can‘t be said of a fictional drama. I don‘t really see myself living in a mansion in Newport Beach and routinely making out with Mischa Barton, but I could easily win a million dollars on SURVIVOR.Producers of reality shows are well aware of the appeal of their shows and they edit them accordingly. This is the one form of trickery that almost all viewers both recognize and accept. People, or "characters", are manipulated in editing to suit the needs of a show. Usually, either the most positive or negative aspects of a person are accentuated, to create a hero, villain, or any number of other tried and true conflict-inherent personas. BIG BROTHER is different.  Read more »
Originally Aired Sunday, August 20, 2006Episode Rating: **** (four out of five stars)Episode Overview: A jam-packed episode containing a Power of Veto competition, an eviction, and a new Head of Household. Read more »
Originally Aired August 15, 2006Episode Rating: *** (three out of five stars)Episode Overview: The Power of Veto is up for grabs as past HouseGuests arrive to compete in the PoV competition. Read more »
Originally Aired Thursday, July 27, 2006Episode Rating: *** (three out of five stars)Episode Overview: Jase and Will, the nominated, learn their respective fate and a new Head of Household challenge is held.  Read more »
Originally Aired Sunday, July 30, 2006Episode Rating: ** (two stars out of five)Episode Overview: Janelle, as Head of Household, faces some tough decisions as the Nomination Ceremony draws near. Read more »
 Originally Aired Sunday, August 13, 2006Episode Rating: * (one out of five stars)Episode Overview: BIG BROTHER 7: ALL-STARS hits a low point with a poorly produced episode that sees the HouseGuests redo Thursday‘s Head of Household Competition. Read more »
Originally Aired Thursday, August 31, 2006Episode Rating: **** (four stars out of five)Episode Overview: A Head of Houeshold competition, a Power of Veto Competition, and two live evictions. Read more »
Originally Aired Tuesday, August 22, 2006Episode Rating: **** (four out of five stars)Episode Overview: With Boogie as Head of Household, ChillTown set into motion a diabolical plan. Read more »
Originally Aired Thursday, August 11, 2006Episode Rating: *** (three out of five stars)Episode Overview: Another live eviction episode of BIG BROTHER 7: ALL-STARS sees the departure of a Season Six alumnus and the crowning of a new Head of Household. Read more »
 Originally Aired Tuesday, August 1, 2006Episode Rating: **** (four stars out of five)Episode Overview: Dr. Will cements his place in the Reality TV Hall of Fame, manipulating Head of Household Janelle in a remarkable fashion. Read more »
WIll Kirby is an absolute reality show All-Star. Those who watched the live feeds of Big Brother 7: All-Stars know that Will also wanted to compete on The Amazing Race. So, the question is this: Did Will agree to go on Big Brother 7: All-Stars only because CBS guaranteed him a place on The Amazing Race?For further explanation, head on over to Big-BrotherTV.  Read more »
Because of the popularity of the show Big Brother, CBS has just recently ordered an eighth installment of the show that will premiere in July 2007.The much-awaited Big Brother season 8 will continue to have the same format just like previous installments of the show. In addition, the show will continue to be hosted by Julie Chen, wife of CBS Corporation president Les Moonves. Read more »

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