Thursday, June 19, 2014

Meet the "Big Brother 16" Houseguests

Living Room
Today CBS officially revealed the identities of the sixteen new houseguests competing on "Big Brother 16". This season two houseguests will be crowned HoH each week and both of them will nominate two players for eviction. However, for the first time in "Big Brother" history winning HoH does not guarantee safety. There will also be a new challenge called the "Battle of the Block". The new season premieres with a two night event on Wednesday June 25th. Here's a look at the new houseguests...

Amber Borzotra 26 Esthetician
Hometown: Knoxville, Tenn.
Current City: North Hollywood, Calif.

Brittany Martinez 29 Event Coordinator
Hometown: Long Beach, CA
Current City: Torrance, CA

Caleb Reynolds 26 Adventure Hunting Guide
Hometown: Dallas, Texas
Current City: Hopkinsville, Ky.

Christine Brecht 23 Shift Supervisor/Barista
Hometown: Tucson, Ariz.

Cody Calafiore 23 Sales Account Executive
Hometown: Hackensack, N.J.
Current City: Howell, N.J.

Derrick Levasseur 30 Police Officer - Sergeant
Hometown: Providence, R.I.

Devin Shepherd 26 Former Pro Baseball Player
Hometown: Santa Barbara, Calif.
Current City: San Antonio, Texas

Donny Thompson 42 School Groundskeeper
Hometown: Albemarle, NC

Frankie Grande 31 YouTube Personality
Hometown: Boca Raton, Fla.
Current City: New York, N.Y.

Hayden Voss 21 Pedicab Driver
Hometown: Marlborough, Mass.
Current City: Long Beach, Calif.

Jocasta Odom 33 Minister
Hometown: Griffin, Ga.
Current City: Lovejoy, Ga.

Joey Van Pelt 27 Makeup Artist/Hairstylist
Hometown: Seattle, Wash.

Nicole Franzel 21 Recent Nursing Graduate
Hometown: Ubly, Mich.

Paola Shea 27 DJ
Hometown: East Hampton, Conn.
Current City: Astoria, N.Y.

Victoria Rafaeli 22 Photographer
Hometown: Brooklyn, N.Y. and Holon, Israel
Current City: Weston, Fla.

Zach Rance 23 Recent College Graduate - Economics
Hometown: Palm Beach, Fla.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

"Big Brother 16" House Tour Video

Here's a sneak peek at the newly redesigned "Big Brother" house hosted by Julie Chen. This season the house has an "urban tree house" theme featuring rooms representing different elements like fire, earth and in the case of the Have-Not room, ice. The kitchen table has been made to resemble tree trunks and the HoH bed is designed like a bird's nest. Check out the video below

Monday, June 9, 2014

Major "Bachelorette" Spoilers Leaked: Boot List and Andi Dorfman's Ultimate Pick Revealed
The new season of "The Bachelorette" has just started airing but already major spoilers have been leaked. As usual, Reality Steve has spoiled the entire season including who goes home each week and who Andi ultimately chooses (if anyone). Obviously this is a huge spoiler which could ruin the entire season for some of you. For that reason I have written a separate, secret post that contains the full boot list. If you want to know everything that happens this season check out my hidden post here!

Saturday, June 7, 2014

"Survivor 29: San Juan Del Sur" News Roundup: Redemption Island Out, Twinnies In
As "Survivor 29" starts filming in San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua news keeps coming out about the new season. Here's a roundup of all the latest "Survivor" news...

-Two castaways have already been removed from the show because of medical issues. That means the new season will feature 18 contestants, not 20.

-While "Amazing Race" will feature two "Survivor" alums racing around the world, "Survivor" will do the same as two time "Amazing Race" veterans Nadiya and Natalie Anderson aka the "Twinnies" will be one of the pairs of loved ones competing on the new "Blood Vs. Water" season.

-In a last minute change the producers have decided to drop Redemption Island from the upcoming season and replace it with something new. Jeff Probst said "We're not doing Redemption Island. When you're out, you're out. It's over. We all started looking at it and it started feeling like - I don’t know if Redemption Island is the right thing. And it would be the safe thing to do, because we knew it worked. I got the cards out and started looking at all the players in my living room and just started imagining: What else could you do with people who love each other that would really make it difficult? And we came up with an idea and everybody puts their two cents in, and we formed a new idea. Instead of Redemption Island, we decided: We have this arena being built. What if instead of that, we use it for something else, something that will make Blood vs. Water a little more interesting. A little more bloody".

If there's half as much drama during the actual show as there is with all this behind the scenes stuff, we'll be in for another exciting season come September.

Friday, June 6, 2014

"Amazing Race 25" Cast Revealed

The Amazing Race in Times Square
Even though the new season of "The Amazing Race" doesn't premiere until September, CBS has already revealed the identities of the 11 teams competing for the $1 million. The reason they're announcing the cast this early is because the teams started racing in Times Square yesterday. Rather then let the cast leak out, CBS decided to beat everyone to the punch by revealing the teams on the first day of filming. The new teams consist of dating pro wrestlers, food scientists, firefighters, pro surfer Bethany Hamilton and "Survivor" alums and engaged couple Keith Tollefson and Whitney Duncan. Detailed bios and pics are not yet up on CBS's website, but here's the 11 teams along with their occupations and hometowns...

Bethany Hamilton and Adam Dirks: Married Surfers from Princeville, Hawaii
Kym Perfetto and Alli Forsythe: Urban Bike Racers from Brooklyn, N.Y.
Amy DeJong and Maya Warren: Food Scientists from Madison, Wisc.
Lisa and Michelle Thomson: Realtor Sisters from Miami, Fla.
Michael Ward and Scott Strazzullo: Firefighters from Boston, Mass.
Brooke Adams and Robbie E. Strauss: Dating Pro Wrestlers from Houston, Texas and Woodbridge, NJ
Tim Tsao and Te Jay McGrath: College Sweethearts from Pasadena, Calif.
Isabelle Du and Dennis Hour: Model and Accountant, respectively, from Tustin, Calif.
Keith Tollefson and Whitney Duncan: Engaged Couple from Nashville, Tenn.
Misti and Jim Raman: Married Dentists from Columbia, S.C.
Shelley and Nici Porter: Mother/Daughter from Detroit, Mich.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

"Big Brother 16" Will Be Broadcast in Hi-Def
This summer "Big Brother" will end it's run as the last primetime network TV show airing in standard definition. The upcoming sixteenth season will finally be broadcast in HD. The producers spent the last three years outfitting the house with 76 high-def cameras and 90 microphones. They even had to replace 14 miles of cable. Not only does this mean the main show will look considerably better, but also the live feeds will get a major makeover as well. Speaking of live feeds, they are already available to buy for the discounted price of $23.99 for the entire season! Click here and purchase them before June 25th to take advantage of the deal!

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

"Bachelor in Paradise" Cast Announced
ABC has announced the cast of the upcoming "Bachelor" spin-off "Bachelor in Paradise". The new seven episode series will feature former contestants who travel to Mexico and live together for seven weeks in an "isolated romantic paradise". Essentially, it will be "Bachelor Pad" in Mexico without the challenges. Here's the familiar faces who will be taking part (with the Bachelor/Bachelorette season they appeared on in parentheses). Three additional men from Andi's season will be announced later.

AshLee Frazier (Sean)
Ben Scott (Desiree)
Clare Crawley (Juan Pablo)
Daniella McBride (Sean)
Elise Mosca (Juan Pablo)
Graham Bunn (Deanna and Bachelor Pad)
Lacy Faddoul (Juan Pablo)
Michelle Kujawa (Jake and Bachelor Pad)
Robert Graham (Desiree)
Sarah Herron (Sean)

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Summer 2014 Reality TV Premiere Dates

Summer is finally here and with it comes a heap of new and returning reality TV favorites. Here's a full list of all the summer premiere dates. Bookmark this page and check back often for up-to-date info!

May 19th "The Bachelorette" Mondays 8pm ABC

May 20th "I Wanna Marry "Harry"" Tuesdays 9pm FOX

May 26th "Masterchef" Mondays 8pm FOX

May 27th "America's Got Talent" Tuesdays 8pm NBC

May 28th "So You Think You Can Dance" Wednesdays 8pm FOX

May 31st "Sing Your Face Off" Saturdays 9pm ABC

June 1st "Food Network Star" Sundays 9pm FOOD

June 22nd "Rising Star" Sundays 9pm ABC

June 25th "Big Brother 16" Sundays/Wednesdays 8pm & Thursdays 9pm CBS

July 21st "Hotel Hell" Mondays 9pm FOX

July 22nd "Food Fighters" Tuesdays 8pm NBC

August 4th "Bachelor in Paradise" Mondays 8pm ABC

August 6th "Top Chef Duels" Wednesdays 10pm Bravo