Big Brother cast in alliances with people they know; cast members have profiles online

Big Brother 6‘s debut introduced us to the cast, and made us realize that, sadly, Julie Chen has learned nothing over the past five years. She did, however, reveal that the alliances are with people the house guests already knew, perhaps significant others or friends. Beyond that, the show was as wonderfully idiotic as always; if you’d like details, read TVGasm’s live blog.

While the debut told us who’s gay, who’s annoying, and who’s being targeted because of their skin color, there’s more to be found online. Some of Big Brother 6‘s cast members have apparently non-fake online presences, specifically on Friendster and MySpace. A reader sent along these profiles; if you find others, send them along.

On Friendster:

  • Beau, a gay guy who calls himself the “Mayor of South Beac” (sic) and has met Paris Hilton.
  • James, who apparently won’t be interesting until he gets drunk; he says he’s “rather boring. Actually… I am booooooooooooring. Except when Rick James comes out, you can thank tequilla and vodka for his appearances.”
  • Kaysar, whose profile can only been seen by “Friendster members to whom Kaysar is closely connected.” Alas, I am not one of those.

On MySpace:

  • Ivette, who likes reality TV and identifies herself as a lesbian.
  • James again, who “an never get enough Pearl Jam, or Eddie Vedder,” and who non-ironically writes, “if you’re a whinny little Socialist bitch more determined to shout louder and become irate at the idea that I’m right and your stupid.” Your stupid, all right.
  • Beau, again, who hasn’t really fleshed out his profile.
Surf’s Up in the Big Brother House! [TVGasm]
Beau, James, Kaysar [Friendster]
Ivette, James, Beau [MySpace]

Surprisingly, man not eaten alive on Eaten Alive

Eaten Alive

Discovery Channel’s happy family holiday special Eaten Alive aired Sunday, rewarding viewers for their two full hours of viewing by ensuring that they spent quality time in the company of others instead of wasting that time doing something else that might not have been as satisfying, such as buying things that have labels which accurately reflect their contents.

Winter 2015 reality TV debut schedule

winter 2015 reality TV schedule

Mark your calendars with all these upcoming reality TV show debuts, including Celebrity Apprentice, The Bachelor, and another season of MasterChef Junior, all of which kick off in early January.

There are also 20+ shows debuting in December--including the one-off return of The Sing Off. No winter break for reality TV.

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Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.