After nine seasons, including one celebrity season, Australia’s Channel 10 has cancelled Big Brother. The show will conclude a week from today with the final episode of the eighth regular season. Variety reports that its ratings “fell from a high of 2.4 million to less than a million this eighth season.” The show’s producer told… continue reading
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Two Australian reality stars were apparently drugged at a fundraiser this past Saturday. Big Brother cast member Christie Mills “was taken to hospital by ambulance after passing out on a couch at the Holiday Inn around midnight,” The Daily Telegraph reports. Tests found Rohypnol in her blood. Christie told the paper, “My drink was spiked… continue reading
Michael “Ashley” Cox and Michael “John” Bric were both kicked off of Australia’s sixth Big Brother after they allegedly assaulted a female houseguest. One of the two men “held down a female housemate while [the other] male contestant rubbed his groin in her face,” Reuters reports. A blog has screen captures of the incident, noting… continue reading
woman reenters Australian Big Brother house after being voted out due to an error. After some votes were accidentally left out of the total count, the wrong person was evicted from Australia’s Big Brother 5 house on Sunday. Bree went back into the house Monday night, prohibited from discussing anything she witnessed during her 24… continue reading
Australia’s Big Brother 5 increases prize to AU$1 million from AU$250,000. Australia’s fourth Big Brother is upping the show’s prize from AU$250,000 to AU$1,000,000, which is roughly equivalent to US$727,416.55. Roughly. The increased prize amount is the series’ big surprise, and the contestants are in the dark, speculating about what the surprise might be. The… continue reading
Paris Hilton invades Australia, where she may join the cast of Big Brother. Having sufficiently conquered the United States, Paris has moved on to Australia. After The Simple Life 2 wrapped, she headed there, where she’s working on another movie (she’ll soon appear in Raising Helen). She’s filming a remake of House of Wax with… continue reading
“reality television a helpful way to examine…lives and morals” for teen girls. A study of 18- to 21-year-old girls’ “response to reality television programs” in Australia is only half complete, but the researchers say their subjects “[find] reality television a helpful way to examine their own lives and morals,” the Courier-Mail reports. Regarding Australia’s Big… continue reading
celeb Australian BB star booted for exposing himself; wife says it was staged. Former AFL player Warwick Capper became the first housemate to be removed from a Big Brother Australia house “this morning after pulling down his boxer shorts and showing his genitals to the other celebrity housemates,” according to the AAP. He had no… continue reading
Big Brother Australia contestant breaks down, asks to be let out of the house. A contestant on Big Brother Australia asked to be let out of the house after breaking down; the introduction of three new people into the house was too much for her to take. The producers asked her to think about her… continue reading
man streaks during Big Brother Australia live show. The nudity on Big Brother Australia’s live show came not from a houseguest, but from a member of the audience. A 25-year-old man stripped and ran on to the stage at the start of the third eviction show; he managed to get to the couch behind the… continue reading
Australia’s Big Brother was the number one show for zero to four-year-olds. Australia’s first Big Brother last year was a hit–especially among kids who can’t even speak yet. The show was the most-watched program by kids ages zero to four, and was the fifth most popular show with kids five to 12. 50,000 kids under… continue reading
Australia’s Big Brother 2 debuted last night to 1.95 million people. Australia’s Big Brother 2 debuted last night, and was viewed by just under 2 million people, which was just shy of the number of viewers the nightly news received.
Australia’s Big Brother 2 airs April 7. Australia’s Big Brother 2 will debut April 7, and “[e]verything is up for grabs,” according to the producer, who doesn’t want the cast’s expectations to always be correct.
next Australian Big Brother will have pay-per-view live feeds, too. Following the example set by the US’ Big Brother 2, the sequel to Big Brother in Australia will charge viewers to watch the live feeds online–including, probably, the shots from the bathroom and bedrooms.
up next in Australia: a celebrity version of Big Brother. With the regular Big Brother show over in Australia, producers are talking both Big Brother 2 and the celebrity edition of the show, which will air in October and be slightly different (featuring “privacy breaks,” for example).