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February 2018

Upcoming Events

January 31 - Day 1 Move-in
February 7 8pm ET/5pm PT - CBS premiere
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Power Status

Unconfirmed, as of now:
Someone is HOH (one of the girls)
Chuck, James are nominated
Shannon holds veto

Other News and Weekly Info

Important If your DVR is set to automatically record every season of BB, it won't record this one. You'll need to add "Big Brother: Celebrity Edition" as a new and separate show. "Big Brother After Dark" seems to be using the same title but check your DVR to be sure if you plan to record it.

A twist has been announced - we'll find out what it's about on Wednesday's premiere.

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Feeds sneak peeks happened Friday, Monday, and Tuesday, and among other things, we learned the feeds time is now set to your local device timezone, for some but not all. So please use a timezone when tweeting times, or use BBT to indicate the usual Pacific time we're all used to using when sharing timestamps.

Congrats to Shane Jenek aka Courtney Act who won the latest round of Celebrity Big Brother UK on February 2.

Big Brother Canada 6 premieres March 7, brought back from "hiatus" by popular demand - way to go, guys! More info on that including how to watch outside Canada will follow as we get closer.

Real-time feeds updates and air show recaps are at Hamsterwatch Forum by @UGotBronxd, plus cast bios/photos/links and house tour video and pics.

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Diary segment tallies, alliance charts, and overnight TV ratings will be linked here as they come along.

Alliance charts by @89razorskate20: Day 3

Big Brother memorabilia drawing

To commemorate the return of spelling comps, I'm giving away two sets of four letters each from the Big Brother 18 Toezarks veto comp! One set will be letters L-A-Y-S (or S-L-A-Y) and the other will be L-I-A-R (or L-A-I-R or R-A-I-L).

Winners will be by random draw. To enter, follow me on Twitter, and retweet this tweet before 2pm Pacific/5pm Eastern on Wednesday, February 7.

I'll contact winners by Twitter direct message. I'll give the first winner the option of which set they want, if they have a preference. Good luck!

Week 1 - Days 1 thru 7 - January 31 thru February 6, 2018

Daily and Noteworthy Events

Head of Household: TBA
Original noms: TBA
Veto winner/outcome: TBA
Final noms: TBA
Evicted: TBA

Day 3 Friday 2/2 We had a sneak peek at feeds at 2pm BB time for about 15 minutes! All 11 were seen in the habitat. Chuck, Metta, Mark discussed sports and shared some stories; Ross, Keshia, James, Ariadna were all spotted hanging out and busying themselves; Omarosa, Marissa, Shannon called themselves "solid" and put the first pinkyswear on the tally. Technically it was two one-way pinkies but the three of them talked as a team. Brandi spoke into her mic and asked BB for her meds. See Hamsterwatch Forum for a complete update with convos and caps. We didn't get any indication of who's HOH or who's nominated, but those details will come. Hopefully we'll get another peek before the feeds fully launch on Wednesday night.

Day 6 Monday 2/5 We had another sneak peek at 6pm BB time for another 15 minutes! I'm still unclear on who's HOH but it's someone on the girls' side, possibly Keshia, Shannon, Brandi, or Omarosa. They'd played for veto, which brought back the spelling comp plus muck and goo, and Shannon won. Apparently Mark made some noise about the girls not playing it fairly, which annoyed them as they said they were, and the guys were just being sore losers. It sounded like James and Chuck are nominated, and the tentative plan is to take down Chuck and put up Mark "to shake him up."

James had been having some sort of face issue, something like hives maybe? Benadryl and sleep helped. Marissa and Ross did some studying of decor details; Chuck and James did some sparring in the gym, with Mark in tow; and Keshia might be pumping breast milk? She was hunting for an outlet. I didn't see Metta but he'd been present just before we joined - he was probably in Diary. They'd had In 'n Out burgers, and it was Omarosa's birthday so they were getting ready to celebrate that this evening when our sneak peek ended.

The guys apparently aren't happy that the girls have teamed up, and the girls said they're using "bro mentality" and being resentful about that plus they're winning things. They also said James is calmer and more humble now "because he realized he's not in power anymore." I have no clue what that's about, unless he got some special power that's now ended.

I'll update my various status sections when everything's officially confirmed. Head over to Hamsterwatch Forum for a full update, and/or hit Flashback once you've signed up for feeds! If you have problems setting them up, see this Twitter thread for fixes to some common problems, and be sure to hit my my Amazon link to stock up on snacks and beverages - we're almost off!

Day 7 Tuesday 2/6 We had yet another sneak peek at 2pm BB time for another 15 minutes! These peeks are short and barely-announced, but it's a great idea and very cool of them to give us these little tastes.

This time we learned that Ariadna and James are in baby suits with bibs, and have to crawl everywhere rather than walk, as a repercussion for something or other. Brandi and Ross were cooking and later eating with Chuck, Shannon and Omarosa were primping, and Marissa broke out a new look with long straight hair, making her look like a new cast addition with Ariadna doing her makeup.

Mark was socializing a bit more than yesterday, Shannon said she'd been expecting Gary Busey to be with them, Chuck and Keshia each made some get-around rounds, James got out of the shower, and Metta did some working out in the gym formerly known as Paris.

Once again, head over to Hamsterwatch Forum for a full update, and/or hit Flashback once you've signed up for feeds! If you have problems setting them up, see this Twitter thread for fixes to some common problems, and be sure to hit my my Amazon link to stock up on snacks and beverages - we're almost off!

Celebrity BB USA General Information

The much-anticipated celebrity version of BB USA premieres February 7 on CBS (Global in Canada) and will run through February 25. Shows will air almost nightly - see schedule on left sidebar - with live evictions hosted by Julie Chen. We'll have "at least" two evictions per week, and likely two full-week game cycles per week. After Dark will run nightly on Pop.

But the best part as always is it will have live feeds on All Access! Using my link to sign up will help me cover the season, so thanks in advance! The splash screen and music are already running so get set up now so you'll be ready!

Day 1 move-in was January 31 so they'll have the usual week on their own without us, but then feeds will kick in February 7 at 9pm Pacific/midnight Eastern, after the premiere ends in the west.

The house looks good, but they might be pushing the whole "luxurious" aspect just a little bit too hard - we know things will start to crack and peel before long, and the ants will invade. Not to mention all new audio problems from a kitchen blender and espresso machine plus indoor pool table and gym. But no matter, the cast looks SUPERB! I'm very optimistic about this mini season and I think we're in for a real treat this round.

@UgotBronxd will once again be posting feeds updates and screencaps galore at Hamsterwatch Forum for both Celeb BB USA and the upcoming BB Canada 6. Head over there now for house pics and tour, and cast pics, bios, social media links, and hilarious video interviews with BB Canada's Ika Wong. Stay tuned for more info, and remember to please use my links to get HMA, CBS All Access, and/or Amazon purchases anytime. None of these generate a lot of revenue, but they're the only way I can cover any of these Big Brother shows. Huge thanks in advance!

My pre-season ratings are posted below, along with a quickie recap of Friday's sneak peek, Lines and Links of the Day, plus both my Extracurricular and CBS Goofs Tallies are already underway!

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Ratings - Roll Out the Red Carpet edition

Ratings are based on potential entertainment value, snap judgements, and the delightful Ika Wong interviews

YAY we finally got the celeb version we've all wanted and wondered about for years! Sure, it's a transparent ploy to counteract the Olympics on NBC and we're using the 'celebrity' term loosely, but so does BB UK and they're now wrapping up their 21st celeb season. Nobody expected A Listers anyway - these are the usual types that do reality shows, and in fact most of them have done other celebreality shows. A short season is fine with me, what with Canada and BB20 both looming in the near future, and I think the accelerated schedule of two cycles per week will build the angst and drama, while eliminating the deadly dull Sunday-Monday-Tuesday-Wednesday downtime we're used to. We will have more feeds blocks as a result of more comps per week, but here's hoping they're kept as short as possible. My only real complaint right now is the same as it is every season (except OTT): I hate that we're missing the oh-so-important first week of feeds! Entire seasons usually revolve around it, not to mention the fun and often interesting get-to-know-you convos. But that's balanced out by kudos for an older cast, which is always more interesting than a crop of 22-year-olds with no life experience to talk about or use to their advantage game-wise.

Won: Nothing yet
HOH 0 - Veto 0 - Noms 0

Ariadna Gutiérrez
24 - single
Model - former Miss Colombia
Miami, FL
(originally Barranquilla, Colombia)

She says she'll go by Ari (AH-ree) so don't worry about misspelling her name. She was a lot funnier and more gregarious in her Ika sit-down than I expected, and I think she'll be great fun on feeds. I think we'll all get tired of her saying 'I mean' real fast, but at least it's a change from 'you know' or the dreaded 'like'. She hates liars and betrayal so I don't think she'll do well game-wise, but she may do well enough with charm and comps to stick for awhile. I don't know how the timing of her Miss Colombia/Miss Universe debacle coincides with Trump selling Miss Universe, but she and Omarosa will have at least some ties to POTUS in common, along with the others who've done 'Celebrity Apprentice' - things we never expected on Big Brother.

Won: Nothing yet
HOH 0 - Veto 0 - Noms 0

Brandi Glanville
45 - single, 2 children
Reality TV personality
Los Angeles, CA
(originally Sacramento, CA)

If you know anything about her, you know she's got no filters whatsoever. If you don't know her, that's all you really need to know, plus the fact that she tends to get into a lot of confrontations. She and Omarosa in the same confined space is guaranteed drama, whether they dislike each other or become besties and take on everyone else one by one. So pop that corn, sit back and enjoy.

Won: Nothing yet
HOH 0 - Veto 0 - Noms 0

Chuck Liddell
48 - married, 2 children
Former UFC and MMA champ
Calabasas, CA
(originally Santa Barbara, CA)

I don't follow MMA so I'm going in cold, but I've heard he can be a hothead, or has been at times. He seemed funny and generally likable in his interview, and that can make for good watching, but he's fresh to the game of BB. If we're lucky he'll try some elaborate Master Maneuver early on that all the others will see through, and we might end up with another round of Devin or Jozea follies to enjoy. He'll likely be in the Paris/Temptation Den gym a lot and if the new machines and weights are noisy, that might upset whoever's next door in HOH.

Won: Nothing yet
HOH 0 - Veto 0 - Noms 0

James Maslow
27 - single
Venice, CA
(originally San Diego, CA)

He seemed nervous and unsure how to proceed in his interviews, and he definitely doesn't know what he's getting into with this game. Neither do some of his fans, a few of whom are already being problematic - just when we thought we'd dodged that particular bullet with this cast. He seems to be here mainly to promote himself but hopefully he'll relax a bit and we'll find out what he's about when feeds start. But as of now, I got nothing, except that he looks off to the side a lot - some think that's a sign of lying.

Won: Nothing yet
HOH 0 - Veto 0 - Noms 0

Keshia Knight Pulliam
38 - single, 1 child
Actress and entrepreneur
Atlanta, GA
(originally Newark, NJ)

She seems as sweet and genuine as you'd expect a grown-up Rudy Huxtable to be, and she's done quite a lot of reality TV of various types before this. But she's extremely new to this particular game, and I don't think she's got a clue how hardore and nasty it can get. Maybe it won't get that bad in this abbreviated season but I'm worried for her, as she may be in way, way over her head. Hopefully she watched whatever season they gave them in sequester to the end so she'll be a bit more prepared. She'll likely be nice for them to be around and pleasant on feeds, and she'll probably do a lot of the food prep. Unfortunately for her, her line of spices and seasonings doesn't seem to be available on Amazon - bad timing there.

Won: Nothing yet
HOH 0 - Veto 0 - Noms 0

Marissa Jaret Winokur
44 - married, 1 child
Broadway actress
Toluca Lake, CA
(originally Bedford, NY)

All indications are that she's going to be the life of the party and should bring a lot of laughs to them and us. She's a long-time and loyal viewer but I haven't heard anything about whether she's seen feeds, After Dark, or any of us. She does know Frankie from Broadway but if he told her anything, it may have been more about the positive TV/media side than we of the dark underbelly, since he didn't do so well with us. Being a CBS-only hasn't proven to make or break anyone's game though, as knowing how to work the love/hate fundamentals is what counts in the end. Perhaps best of all, Marissa's got gobs and gobs of wigs and stunt hair, and she's bound to be the breakout star of #Deathrace2018.

Won: Nothing yet
HOH 0 - Veto 0 - Noms 0

Mark McGrath
49 - married, 2 children
Pop singer, TV personality
Studio City, CA
(originally Newport Beach, CA)

I think he's one to watch as far as being a serious contender here, since he's pleasant and likable as well as being smarter than expected. He's performed in front of huge crowds with Sugar Ray and has hosted a number of TV shows, so he isn't likely to let much rattle him, he's done 'Wife Swap' so he's okay with airing personal laundry, and he won 'Rock & Roll Jeopardy' three times - it probably isn't as hard as regular daily Jeopardy, but it's not Go Fish either. Add all that to the fact that he's witty, funny, and seems pretty genuine and easy-going, and I think he'll definitely be one to watch, both feeds-wise and game-wise.

Won: Nothing yet
HOH 0 - Veto 0 - Noms 0

Metta World Peace (formerly Ron Artest)
38 - married, 4 children
Former NBA star, current coach
Los Angeles, CA
(originally Queens, NY)

He seems like he'll be very funny in there and that's always a good thing. Hamster comedians are often my favorites and we don't get enough of them. He's also clueless about the game of BB, and that often makes for a lot of unintentional comedy as well: he said he plans to tell people he wants to evict them, and he expects they can all get along after he does so. He seems like he'll be well-liked by his roomies (at least until his eviction announcements) so maybe he'll go far based on that, as many other newbies have before him. His strong athletic background and stamina should work well for him in physical comps, though his height could be a disadvantage in some of them. Regardless, I think he's a definite keeper for Team Fun Feeds.

Won: Nothing yet
HOH 0 - Veto 0 - Noms 0

Omarosa Manigault Newman
43 - married
Reality TV personality, former White House aide
Jacksonville, FL
(originally Youngstown, OH)

Julie confirmed she was a last minute addition but she was announced before press day interviews happened, so I can only guess she's missing from those due to a contract rider? Since she didn't show up for Ika, where I capped the rest of their pics, I'm using one from when we first met her, the debut Apprentice season way back in 2004. I didn't see her other two seasons of that (and I don't do politics here), but on that first Apprentice season she was often arrogant, abrupt, and obnoxious - all good things for fans of feeds drama. Many are wondering if she'll dish some White House gossip but she's promised a juicy tell-all book and she's smart enough to pimp that rather than let something slip. Then again, she might not be aware that we're always watching and feedsters catch everything, especially when it's controversial.

Won: Nothing yet
HOH 0 - Veto 0 - Noms 0

Ross Mathews
38 - in a relationship
TV personality and host
Los Angeles & Palm Springs, CA
(originally Mt Vernon, WA)

Like Shannon, he's a long-time Hamsterwatcher (and even gave me special hello in his sit-down with Brian Porreca for THR!) so I'd love it if the two of them hook up game-wise, and I'll hate it if they work against each other. His background includes everything from covering Olympics for Jay Leno to interviewing all the A Listers on various red carpets to judging RuPaul's Drag Racers, but more importantly for our purposes, he's done BB video blogs in the past AND he did the official post-eviction talk show for a couple seasons. He definitely knows what he's getting into and while 'superfans' don't always do well despite their knowledge, he's got an easy way with people and I don't think most will see him as a threat. He said he plans to use that, while playing a cutthroat game. I think he'll be fun feeds as well, with his self-deprecating humor and quick wit.

Won: Nothing yet
HOH 0 - Veto 0 - Noms 0

Shannon Elizabeth
44 - in a relationship
Actress and animal rights activist
Cape Town, South Africa
(originally Houston, TX)

She's a long-time Hamsterwatcher and savvy BB fan, and she's been a panelist on Evel Dick's 'Dick at Night'. Top that off with having been a successful pro poker player and you've got the makings for a very serious game threat. She's also extremely nice, sweet, and friendly, and I think they'll all like being around her. Feeds-wise I think she'll be fun and talkative, and she should have some good stories about her animal work, her movies and TV past, and her current life in South Africa. Being a vegan in there with a couple jocks and who knows what other types of eaters could bring some dinner dramas if we're lucky, though I think she'll be smart enough to lay low during any confrontations.

Lines and Links of the Day


Cameron Mathison, ET: Will you have Xanax in the house?
Brandi: Oh yeah! My doctor signed off on it

Ika Wong, ET Canada: What will surprise people?
Marissa: That all my hair's fake!

James: You can't go in there saying 'I'm gonna backdoor somebody Week 3 because that would behoove me for Week 5'
(this season is only 3.5 weeks long)

Ika: What about the lingo? Backdoor, do you want to be backdoored?
Brandi: I don't - I just did that with my husband and one other guy.. that's not my thing

Ika: Backdoor, is backdoor a good thing? Do you want it?
Keshia: I know what Head of Household is, can you ask me the ones I know? Can you work with me here?

Ika: Have you watched the show?
Chuck: I started watching the show when they asked me to do it

Ika: Why Big Brother?
Mark: I'm asking myself that question right now, why Big Brother?

Ariadna: I love [Steve Harvey] - I love him so much, everybody thinks that I hate him but it wasn't this fault, I mean -- no, I cannot say anything, it wasn't his fault

Ika: Are you a fan of Big Brother?
Ross: Ummm YAH! Season 1 finale, they had a big audience, I'm in that audience - you can see my head

Ika: So you're a compassionate person, you have compassion for animals, do you have compassion for people?
Shannon: Ha! People that save animals usually save animals for a reason

Metta: I just want to have fun.. I'm just gonna let everybody know I'm trying to evict you if I get a chance, and then we can just have some good conversation
Ika: You ever heard of showmance before?
Metta: Yeah, I'm not allowed -- I'm not doing a showmance
Ika: You're not allowed?! Who told you you that?
Metta: My wife

Ross: Hey Hamsterwatch, I'm sorry, I wanted to you, specifically YOU, but I couldn't tell anybody.. I hope you're excited, I'm gonna make you proud in that house

Brian Porreca, THR: What do you think of when you hear Hamster Watch?
Shannon: It's watching the live feeds and there's a website, Hamster Watch! I set it up for my boyfriend before I left. I sent it to him. I said this is one of the sites you should be watching and seeing all the highlights on.
Brandi: People watching us in the house because it's just like us spinning. We're just all hamsters.It's a human experiment and everyone’s just watching us like little rats.




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BB Celeb Tally Items

Extracurricular Tally

Pinkyswears: 1
Omarosa/Marissa + Omarosa/Shannon 2/2 2.13pm

Last minute replacements/additions: 2
Brandi (replacement), Omarosa (addition)

MIA for pre-show interviews: 1


CBS Goofs

1 Misspelled Ross's last name
2 Misspelled Colombia
3 Misspelled Keshia's last name + Ross's again
4 Didn't update/didn't remove update notice
5 Forgot to update Instagram link
6 Not listed as a BB 'related show'
7 Unofficial pre-feeds sneak peek incl Diary

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HOHs in order: To follow

Veto winners in order: To follow

Evictions in order: To follow

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