Wanda: James hooks up with two women on the Challenge. On the upcoming Real World/Road Rules Challenge, James (from the current season) apparently hooks up with both Seattle’s Rebecca and Emily (from a previous Road Rules season). Also, she says that New Orleans Julie and Emily do not get along.
Archives for September 2000
Big Brother withdrawal? Even though the Web feeds have stopped and the house guests have left the house, you can still relive the crap that was Big Brother. Check out some behind the scenes photos from a crew member, read a Susan-inspired speech to Eddie, or review how Big Brother became truly interactive at the… continue reading
UPN plans Road Rage. UPN is buying six hours of Road Rage, a combination of pro wrestling and a demolition derby. Also on their reality TV slate are two specials: Temptation Manor, where three couples swap partners and test their love for each other at a resort, and Getaway, “which will take four cops and… continue reading
Eddie wins Big Brother. It’s all over, with Eddie winning the Big Brother grand prize of half a million dollars. He received 59 percent of the vote. Josh came in second with 27 percent, and Curtis was third with 14 percent of the votes. All the banished house guests, including Mega and Jordan, came back… continue reading
Big Brother finale is tonight. At 8 p.m. EST, the mess known as Big Brother will end, as the three remaining contestants–Curtis, Eddie, and Josh–find out who wins first ($500,000), second ($100,000) and third ($50,000) places. Final day information and lingering info: Salon.com: “Who screwed up Big Brother? Everyone.” also on Salon.com: An interview with… continue reading
more reality TV from ABC, FOX. FOX, learning absolutely nothing from its Who Wants to Marry a Multimillionaire fiasco–will air I Want a Divorce, featuring divorcing couples spilling their dirt on national TV. ABC isn’t being much smarter with its latest reality TV move, buying a show from WWTMAM’s producers that lets the public make… continue reading
NBC launches Destination Mir Web site. Although the show is scheduled to air a year from now, NBC has launched Destination Mir‘s Web presence. At nbci.com/mir, you can’t do much except register to get casting and other information when it becomes available. Mark Burnett’s latest show will end with the winner being sent into space… continue reading
bye, bye Jamie (and Chiquita). The only people remaining in Big Brother‘s house are twenty-something guys now; the last female, Jamie, was banished last night (there was no mention of vote percentages). Before Jamie could be given the boot, the house guests were informed by a hysterically funny Julie Chen that there would be two… continue reading
Colleen to star in Rob Schneider movie. Colleen Haskell will “play the love interest of Rob Schneider in the new movie ‘Animal,’” which is about a guy who, oh, never mind. It’s a Rob Schneider movie called “Animal.” You figure it out.
executive producer: “I think we lost something here.” Big Brother Executive Producer Paul Romer talks about the problems with the show and changes he’d make to a second season of the show. He admits that the cast was “too aware of the cameras” and were preoccupied with “how they’d look on TV.” Hey, Paul: You’re… continue reading
Survivor repeats aren’t doing very well. Ratings for the second airing of the 13 episode series have been dismal. Survivor pulled between 4.3 million to 6.1 million viewers each night–well below other shows, and definitely lower than the original airing, which saw more than 20 million viewers each week.
“Web watchers may have revolutionized reality TV.” Giving credit where credit is due, the LA Daily News looks at the effect Web viewers and participants have had on the otherwise bland-as-three-day-old-toast Big Brother. The piece explains in detail how “Netizens changed both the dynamic in the house and the TV show’s content.”
“Recovering from Big Brother.” Jean Jordan (a.k.a. just “Jordan”) writes about her Big Brother experiences and more on Nerve.com. In the surprisingly articulate and well-written essay, Jordan says that, “With one exception, the people there seemed boring to me: they wanted to play cards and do chores, not have candid talks. I felt alienated and… continue reading
actual naked pictures of the house guests hit the Web. (Warning: the following links all contain nudity. Probably not a wise idea to click them if you’re underage or at work. But whatever.) They may be fuzzy, but they’re real. Joining two sets of alleged naked pictures of Brittany at Burning Man (1, 2) and… continue reading
Rich has a book deal–again. After Rich’s first contract was cancelled because of scheming on his part–he convinced a publisher he could write about his experiences on the island, when CBS’s contract forbids that–Rich’s new book, 101 Survival Secrets: How to Make A Million Dollars, Lose 100 lbs. and Live Happily Ever After, will be… continue reading
“Is it worth a dollar to keep Jamie in Big Brother house?” No.
Big Brother is probably coming back. Proof that there is no higher power, Big Brother will likely be renewed, the New York Times reports today. With much of the blame for the show’s crappiness falling on Endemol, the production company, the Times says “CBS will want more hands-on control of future versions of the show.”… continue reading
Curtis, Eddie, Jamie and Josh marked for banishment. The final round of nominations found all four remaining Big Brother house guests marked for banishment. They nominated each other during Saturday’s live show, which also featured an hour-long visit by Cassandra. She hasn’t watched the show since leaving and didn’t have much to tell them; rather,… continue reading
I’ll take Rich for the win. Whoopi Goldberg will be joined on Hollywood Squares this week by Survivors Rich, Jenna, Susan and Gervase. Check your local listings for air times. + also: Susan to George W.: “Americans are not dumb.”
walking is focus of proposed reality TV show. Miles for Millions is currently seeking 10 contestants to spend six months walking across the country, from southern Florida to northern Washington. Winners will get $1 million each; viewers of the as-yet-unpurchased 13 episodes will get to watch people, uh, walking.