Big Brother cast list is “completely made up,” casting director says

Because three months of Big Brother every year is not enough time to waste on the show, fans of the show are busy going crazy over this year’s possible cast and twist.

A cast list surfaced over the weekend, apparently first posted at Jokers, and is still being reprinted today, even though the show’s casting director says it is fiction. Robyn Kass told Live Wire, “I find the internet very amusing. No one on our cast is listed here AND I never even interviewed any of these people- completely made up, but interesting!”

Along with the list came a rumor that this year’s casting twist involved high school enemies being cast, which is sort of akin to the exes twist from season four, and would mean that for the fifth (!) year in a row, some of the houseguests would already know each other.

If history is any guide, the real cast will likely be revealed by the end of this week; the show debuts next Thursday.

possible list of houseguests…take it for what its worth..no pictures [Jokers]
Kass Calls List Amusing But Not True [Live Wire]

The Quest ends its journey stronger than it began

Verlox from The Quest

A review of the finale of summer's best reality series, which wasn't always perfect but was thoroughly entertaining right down to the finish, which included phenomenal challenges and special effects. Will ABC give it a second season?

Plus: an interview with the actor who played Verlox and the ogre.


Shark Tank is getting a spin-off

Shark Tank

Companies that get deals on the show will be followed for this new spin-off.

Also: Before the show began, Shark Barbara Corcoran was cast and then replaced--but then she sent this amazing e-mail and won the job.

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