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Video of 'Big Brother' 11 Houseguests Unveiled

Hearing the houseguests speak out really makes it sound like we're once again roaming the hallways of the past, walking by our lockers or getting jammed in them. There are so many memories attached to high school, and the eleventh installment of Big Brother is bringing all those back. Knowing that, it's going to be either the best time of your life or the absolute worst, depending on which spectrum you found yourself in back then. CBS has just released this sneak peek of each personality that the Big Brother house contains, revealing the quirks and jerks of the houseguests. These 12 strangers are a very diverse group as we've seen from their bios, making it seem like it's anyone's game this season. Big Brother 11 has been compared to numerous high school-themed references in pop culture. It's anything from Freaks and Geeks to the legendary The Breakfast Club, and even with the occasional twist of the 1989 cult flick Heathers. The similarities are practically endless, and the video below shows us why. Julie Chen introduces the cast by saying, "Picture yourself back in high school, and this season of Big Brother is gonna get you right back there." Source & Video

CBS Unveils 'Big Brother' 11 Details of Cliques and 13th Houseguest

Every bit of news about the much anticipated season of Big Brother is enough to send shivers down the spine of any fan of the show. Though there have been plenty of reports regarding the house and the game, we still know little about the houseguests. Now, however, we've learned more about them and how they'll be categorized while playing this year's installment. According to On the Flix, the 12 (un)lucky strangers have already been separated into their appropriate high school cliques. The source has even revealed hints about the identity of the famed 13th houseguest, who surely can't be the spawn of the Chenbot. Possible spoilers below. Anyway, here's the list of the 12 houseguests sorted into their cliques: Braniacs: Ronnie, Michele, and Chima Athletes: Natalie, Russell, and likely Jeff Populars: Laura, Jordan, and Braden, Offi-beats: Lydia, Kevin, and Casey As for the mystery player, it's been reported that s/he will be a former player of Big Brother. The twist is, there won't be just one. While it could mean they'll be hauling in people to switch cliques every now and then, it's been confirmed that this won't be so. There will apparently be four new houseguests, one for each clique. This could probably tie in with the extra spots on the Memory Wall. That is, if the additions will be alternating places. Who knows? The show hasn't premiered yet and we're all getting way ahead of ourselves. Even the 12 houseguests aren't aware of who the surprise players will be. The only other detail is that Number 13 will be the first Head of Household. Keeping in the suspense for the eleventh season of Big Brother is getting more and more difficult when there's so much buzz surrounding it. Still, don't miss the hugely awaited premiere of the show on Thursday, July 9 on CBS. Source Here

'Big Brother' Boys Talk Strategy

Ladies and gentlemen, another season of Big Brother is dawning upon us and it's time to see just who we're dealing with for the eleventh installment. CBS has already unveiled the identities of the 12 houseguests, who will be divided into high school cliques. The game might not be for another week, but we got a chance to see just what we can expect from these contestants. The Insider's own Ross Matthews spoke with the boys of Big Brother 11 and asked what they can offer for this season. Right before they entered the house, the men appeared on the "Inside Dish" show to open up about their plans for winning the competition. Matthews managed to talk to gamer Ronnie, schoolteacher Casey, surfer-boy Braden, ad salesman Jeff, graphic designer Kevin and martial arts dude Russel. There are definitely a lot of standout personalities in the house this time, which makes for an intriguing turn of events. First on the list is the bespectacled Ronnie, who will easily fit in the brainiac category. He admits that he's such an enthusiast of the show that he's memorized names of contestants who have been evacuated from the house. "I am the universe's biggest Big Brother fan," Ronnie told Ross. He was followed by Casey, who teaches fifth-graders by day and works as a DJ at night. While he may not have a strategy yet, he's just sticking with being himself in the house. Next up is Braden, the one who claims to have a dark side he's willing to exploit. "I'll be all sinister; it might help a little bit in the show," he said. As for 30-year-old Jeff, he explained: "Here's my strategy: I don't really have a strategy." He also believes that he's going to win this season of the show, thanks to some approach he calls "all about nothing." After Jeff came Kevin, a rather outrageous self-proclaimed Blasian. His unique heritage being his pride, he says he has some claws he's not afraid to use. "I may scratch a houseguest's eyes out," he admitted. Finally, there's the buff Russel who might be the one to break hearts this season. Since he's intent on making moves on the female houseguests, let's hope he won't get distracted from the game. Don't miss the next episode of "Inside Dish" when Ross talks to the girls, and catch Big Brother 11 as it premieres on Thursday, July 9 at 7pm on CBS. Source Here

Big Brother 11 Houseguests Revealed

CBS has announced (most) of the 13 houseguests who will be competing for the $500,000 grand prize on Big Brother 11 this summer. Host Julie Chen made the reveal on CBS' Early Show, but only introduced 12 players. The remaining mystery guest - which the blogosphere suggests will be a player from a past season - will be announced July 7, two days before the show's premiere. The cast is relatively young (the oldest contestant is a 41-year-old school teacher/DJ) and features the usual suspects: a buxom blonde, a beefy jock, an edgy type (tattoos!) and a bikini model. But this might also be the season of the nerd. One of the houseguests has a Ph.D. in neuroscience, while another is an obsessive gamer who collects Star Wars memorabilia. This season, the houseguests will be grouped into cliques - popular, athletes, brainiacs and off-beats - just like in high school. Also, the house has gone green this season, with most of the walls being constructed from reconstituted wood panels. Houseguests will also have to recycle and use an automatic composter. Source Here

CBS Unveils Official 'Big Brother' House Photos

Big Brother 's eleventh season is taking its time in introducing the upcoming houseguests, but the network has decided to drop more hints regarding the new installment. Even though we're not sure which (un)lucky 12 contestants will be playing, we're getting quite a peep at the game itself. Recently, CBS has released snapshots of the house, giving the fans a background on the much awaited show. You can see plenty of the pictures below, provided to us by Big Brother Network. While there aren't any that capture the identities of the contestants, it still increases the excitement surrounding Big Brother. One of the most noteworthy pictures is the inclusion of 14 faceless spots on the Memory Wall. CBS announced earlier that there are only 12 houseguests, but the shot below indicates two more than what was revealed. To Read More Click Here .

Former 'Big Brother' Winner Surprised at Reaching 11

Less than a month before its 11th season premiers on CBS, former winner Jun Song says she can hardly believe the CBS reality show has breached the double digit mark. Song, 33, who wasn't exactly popular inside the house, won Big Brother 4, thanks to acute strategic skills. "Back in 2003, I didn't think we'd even make it into the double digits," writes the former executive assistant in a New York investment bank. "And here we all are. We will never be completely happy with any season, because it's our right to bitch and moan, but heck if every season of Big Brother hadn't had their share of ups and downs and memories...oh, the memories." Song, who took home a hefty $500,000 purse during the summer of 2003 over runner-up Alison, jokingly adds that, en route to the July 8 premiere of the 11th season, Big Brother fans shouldn't try to guess the houseguests' names or send spies to the CBS studios parking lot, but instead brush up on their history. "Or ... take on whether or not Chenbot's baby will run on batteries or go green with solar energy," she says in reference to pregnant Big Brother host Julie Chen who previously said she wouldn't take a maternity leave from her hosting duties. "Seriously though. Through it all, Big Brother has been more than just a summertime guilty pleasure. We've learned a lot, and have been touched in one way or another, and just when we thought we'd seen enough characters to last us forever, we are upon Season 11." In the end, however, she says Big Brother's reaching its 11th run is mainly due to all the "sick" people who create, watch, edit, promote, blog, and even live and breathe the show. We previously reported that CBS recently set the return date of the summer blockbuster on Thursday, July 8. Source Here

Dick and Janelle to Webcast for 'Big Brother 11'

Former housemates return as Big Brother airs its eleventh season this year, with the addition of Dick (BB8) and Janelle (BB6/7). According to several reports, the two of them will be doing a podcast in the style of "he said/she said" every week. Teaming up this summer are these notorious ex-contestants to bring us their opinions of what's going on in Big Brother this season. If you recall, "Evel Dick" Donato was known for his intense temper tantrums, but he eventually won the competition. Meanwhile, Janelle Pierzina got third place in both Big Brother 6 and Big Brother 7: All-Stars. She has been returning to the show to hosts a variety of competitions. With all the buzz surrounding Big Brother 11, the website BBDish talked to Dick about his upcoming role on the show. "I will be doing my weekly webcast for Real Player again this year," he said. "I have some fun guests lined up, and we will be out on locations more this season," he hinted. "We will also have more past houseguests." As for his partnership with Janelle, Dick explained: "I will also be doing a weekly webcast with Janelle to fill the void left by the Cancellation of Housecalls. It will be a call in show that will talk about the feeds and anything and everything else going on in the house and being talked about on the internet." He went on, "I will be in studio while Janelle will be in NYC, but will be as good as sitting next to me co-hosting the show (well, as good as for you people, but I am getting jipped.)" Their "He said, She said" column, on the other hand, will be a back and forth process between them. "[O]ne week I will start off by writing my summary/thoughts/opinion on the happenings of the week in the Big Brother house," Dick revealed. "I will send it to Janelle where she will then write her opinion/feelings/thoughts about MY writings. It will come back to me, where I will write my thoughts on her response, then back to her." "The next week she will start. I will respond. She will respond to my response. I will respond and wrap it for the week," he said. "Basically we both comment twice. We will take turns starting it off every week." There's no doubt that it's going to be an exciting return for Big Brother. Don't miss the show as it premieres later this year. Source Here

CBS' Promo of 'Big Brother' Season 11

The new season of "Big Brother" will arrive on Thursday, July 9 at 8 P.M. ET/PT, CBS has announced. Following the premiere, the reality show will air thrice weekly, taking over the Sunday nights at 8 P.M. starting July 12 and the Tuesday nights at 9 P.M. beginning July 14. As usual, the Thursday nights will serve as the eviction episode which is aired live. The 11th cycle will once again unite a group of strangers under one roof, being watched through camera 24/7. Julie Chen will continue serving as the host although she is 6 months pregnant. "Despite what you read in the paper, I'm not taking maternity leave from Big Brother ," Chen said in April. The casting calls had been conducted in several cities across U.S. as soon as the 10th season wrapped up last year. The selected ones will be wilted one by one during their 10 weeks of stay in the same house. They will compete in winning votes from the others, and the elected one will consequently win $500,000. Source & Promo

CBS Sets Big Brother 11 Premiere Date

Good news, Big Brother fans (and for those of you who scoff at the show but watch anyway)! Big Brother 11 will premiere Thursday, July 8 at 8 pm/ET on CBS, the network announced. Beginning July 12, the show will air three nights a week - Sundays at 8 pm, Tuesdays at 9 pm and Thursdays at 8 pm. Julie Chen - baby bump and all - will return as the host of the weekly eviction shows. The guiltiest of guilty pleasures features contestants who live in a camera-rigged house and have their lives taped 24 hours a day as they compete against, yell at and occasionally sleep with one another on their way toward winning $500,000. Source Here