unknown on TV, Big Brother was huge online.A professor of communications argues that Big Brother “had two distinct audiences that were not mutually exclusive.” Analyzing the audience’s reaction and participation, he says that “history was made” by the online audience, which became more than just passive viewers, interacting in ways they never had before.
Eddie cast in movie.Eddie McGee, the winner of Big Brother, has been cast in Drop Dead Roses, according to its production company, Dark Features. Judging from the pictures on the page, it looks to be a classic.
the adventures of Britt and Eddie.As if you cared, Britt and her friend Chad are going to the airport to pick up Eddie, and later they’ll go to the Mall of America with Britt’s friend Dawn, and then they might go to the sculpture gardens or a hockey game, but that’s not definite. Phew. Also,… continue reading
Rudy named “Sexiest Survivor”; Josh and Eddie lead People’s reader’s choice poll for Sexiest Man Alive. Brad Pitt may be People’s Sexiest Man Alive, but three reality TV cast members are close at his heels. In People’s annual Sexiest Man issue, Survivor‘s grouchy curmudgeon Rudy was named Sexiest Survivor. And People’s Sexiest Man poll results… continue reading
thanks in part to Big Brother and Survivor, The Early Show is “surviving.” Despite Julie Chen’s embarassing participation in Big Brother and near overkill on Survivor interviews and segments, CBS’ The Early Show will live to see its first anniversary tomorrow. Affiliates still aren’t thrilled that Bryant’s show has lower ratings than the program it… continue reading
columnist: “We’ll be seeing ‘sloshie’ on the cover of The Advocate any day now.” An MSN columnist reflects on his observations of Josh during his visit to Big Brother‘s set, and also runs into–and offends–Dan from The Real World: Miami.
after taxes, Eddie has about $285K, which he’s investing. Eddie returns to Arlington, Texas, after winning Big Brother‘s $500,000 grand prize, and says he’s making about $88 a day in interest on his after-tax prize money.
Hollywood isn’t being kind to Big Brother cast. Hey, something good came out of this show after all.
“it is very important not to lie.” John, the Big Brother story editor who thwarted the walk-out, talks about his role. And they say George was delusional.
despite celebrity status, Curtis still plans to work as an attorney. In an interview with Weblogger Ernie Hsiung, Big Brother‘s third place finalist Curtis says “everytime someone recognizes me on the street, it’s still a little bit crazy,” but he still intends to “start work for the US Attorneys office in Los Angeles.” Curtis also… continue reading
“10 more out-of-work actors?” Surprise, surprise, many of the Big Brother house guests are looking for careers in Hollywood–and not just Jamie, who’s skipping grad school and heading to California.
Josh: “Why dress up every day and wear lots of clothes?” The second-place Big Brother winner tells TV Guide that he often didn’t wear a shirt because he didn’t pack that many clothes. He also talks about a possible future relationship with Brittany.
Media Jammers gets inside the habitrail. The leader of the group that started the banner craze successfully worked his way inside the Big Brother compound during last Friday’s finale. His three-part story includes revelations about the outside banishment crowd (hired temp workers), conversations with cast members (including George and Jordan), and a detailed examination of… continue reading
Eddie: winning was “a walk in the park.” Oh, oops. We, the viewers, thought being so excruciatingly boring was rather difficult. Our bad! + also: Eddie’s coach expects him back at school this semester.
Eddie’s girlfriend may dump him. Big Brother‘s winner may have $500K, but he might not have a relationship anymore. TV Guide reports that Eddie and his girlfriend may break up because of “rumors that Jamie and I had a thing going on in the house,” Eddie says. Apparently, Monica never, ever, ever watched the show.+… continue reading
Big Brother’s finale ratings beat the Olympics. The ratings are in, and Big Brother‘s finale beat NBC’s Olympics coverage on Friday night. But as Inside.com reports, “that had more to do with a stunning Friday collapse by the Olympics than any real surge for CBS’s reality series.”+ plus: Fans petitioning the CBS over short finale;… continue reading
chickens rescued by Bob Barker. In a fitting endcap to Big Brother, Price is Right personality Bob Barker has arranged for United Activists for Animal Rights to pick up five of the eight chickens that so inspired the creation of Rockford, Ill.’s, hero, Chicken George. The other three are being adopted by a member of… continue reading
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
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