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"Big Brother 11" House and Twist Revealed

Today, CBS officially revealed some exciting info about the "Big Brother 11" house and twist. First, the twist. This season the houseguests will divide themselves into two groups. Every week one group will become the "Have's" and the other will become the "Have-Not's". Presumably, that means one group will get luxuries while the other will have to suffer. The houseguests will compete this way for the first couple weeks and then play the game individually. Also, this year will have a High School theme featuring groups like jocks, populars, brainiacs and outcasts.

Next up, the house. This year will feature a green house with an Asian design as well as a room that looks like a swimming pool. Below are three videos of 12 reporters who lived in the new house for 12 hours and recreated a week of "Big Brother". Check it out for a look at the brand new house!

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CBS INTRODUCES 12 NEW HOUSEGUESTS AND REVEALS A SURPRISE TWIST THAT EVERYONE CAN RELATE TO WHEN "BIG BROTHER" PREMIERES

07.01.2009 THURSDAY, JULY 9, ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK

The Houseguests Will Be Going Back to High School as They Are Divided into Memorable High School Cliques - Popular, Athletes, Brainiacs and Off-Beats

A Mystery 13th Houseguest Will Also Join the Game

House Guests To Compete in House That Has Been Transformed into Green, Eco-Friendly Living Machine

Click on Photos to Watch A Preview

What group did you fit into in high school? That is the question 12 strangers will face on the season premiere of BIG BROTHER, Thursday, July 9 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

12 strangers will move into the Big Brother house and learn that they will be

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*** MEDIA ADVISORY*** CBS's "BIG BROTHER" HOST JULIE CHEN AND EXECUTIVE PRODUCER ALLISON GRODNER TO TALK ABOUT THE CAST AND NEW SEASON ON A MEDIA CONFERENCE CALL TO BE HELD TUESDAY, JULY 7, AT 2:00 PM, ET/11:00 AM, PT

Host Julie Chen and executive producer Allison Grodner will conduct a media conference call to talk about the cast and new season of CBS's BIG BROTHER on Tuesday, July 7, at 2:00 PM, ET/11:00 AM, PT.

BIG BROTHER returns for its 11th installment on Thursday, July 9 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Following the premiere, BIG BROTHER will be broadcast three nights weekly, beginning Sunday, July 12 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT), Tuesday, July 14 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) and the LIVE eviction show, hosted by Julie Chen, beginning Thursday, July 16 (8:00-9:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT).

BIG BROTHER follows a group of people living together in a house outfitted with dozens of cameras and microphones recording their every move 24 hours a day. One by one, the Houseguests will vote each other out of the house. At the end of three months, the last remaining Houseguest will receive the Grand Prize of $500,000.

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not sure where to put this so will put it here the secret room in the bb house

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Cliques will compete for immunity; challenge losers punished; viewers vote for food restriction

by Andy Dehnart / July 2, 2009, 7:26 AM

The Big Brother 11 clique twist was revealed yesterday, but more details are emerging, ones that make the show seem very, very familiar.

In a telephone interview with We Love Big Brother, executive producer Allison Grodner discusses this season

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hmm.. somebody he will know.. i dont think Julie would straight up give that information (refeering to jessie) up that easily.. Craig is a funny guy though, i will start watching him.

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Big Brother 11: Back To High School

July 9, 2009 07:19:25 by Ryan Haidet

52 cameras. 80 microphones. 13 contestants. 5 billion episodes to soak in this summer. OK

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Jessie joins Big Brother 11 as the show kicks off with cast stupidity, producer manipulation

Big Brother 11

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Big Brother 11: Jessie Nominates Two For Eviction

July 12, 2009 06:53:42 by Ryan Haidet

He

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HOH Jessie

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Big Brother 11: A New Target

July 14, 2009 07:48:06 by Ryan Haidet

Move over Jessie. Just when it seemed nobody could be more of a tool, Russell steps in to save the day. In tonight

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Big Brother 11: Big Battle Before First Eviction

July 16, 2009 08:30:48 by Ryan Haidet

The first live eviction of Big Brother 11 brought a big battle between several contestants in the house. But the main thing about tonight

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Julie Chen challenges a dismissive Braden about his bad Big Brother 11 behavior

July 17, 2009, 12:52 PM

Just like the producers

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Big Brother 11: Playing Both Sides

July 19, 2009 06:33:04 by Ryan Haidet

Overconfidence will kill any strategy in the Big Brother house. And I

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CBS censors 'Big Brother' slurs

by Derrik J. Lang

It was the most memorable speech in "Big Brother" history, but fans didn't hear all of it.

Television viewers watching the "Big Brother 11" eviction episode Thursday only heard part of contestant Chima Simone's petition to stay on the voyeuristic CBS reality show.

Host Julie Chen later called it "the most memorable last plea speech we've ever heard."

But the audio cut out right as the 32-year-old freelance journalist referenced a derogatory term for people of Mexican descent that fellow nominee Braden Bacha, a 28-year-old model-actor, had used against two other contestants. Bacha's use of the term was also edited out.

Also censored was Simone saying that Bacha had used a sexually insulting word to describe host Chen, who also co-hosts "The Early Show."

Bacha was eliminated; Simone saved.

CBS said the statements were removed from the broadcast because they were offensive and did not meet the network's standards. Gay slurs slung by contestant Jeff Schroeder during an argument on Tuesday's episode were also left on the cutting room floor. The only place viewers could hear the heated words was on the show's live streaming Internet feed.

The network said in a statement Friday that "any views or opinions expressed in personal commentary by a houseguest appearing on 'Big Brother,' either on any live feed from the house or the broadcast, are those of the individuals speaking and do not represent the views or opinions of CBS or the producers of the program."

For 11 seasons, "Big Brother" has isolated contestants - or houseguests, as they're referred to on the show - from the outside world. They live under constant surveillance on a soundstage constructed to look like a house. Once a week, the contestants vote to evict each other in hopes of being the last houseguest standing and winning the $500,000 grand prize.

On Showtime 2's "Big Brother After Dark," an uncensored and unedited live broadcast of what's happening inside the house for three hours each night, Simone said the producers told her that her speech was censored. She also said she confronted producers about editing out the slurs.

"I said, I don't think it's fair because I don't think they showed when it first was said," Simone told her fellow houseguests during "Big Brother After Dark" following Thursday's live eviction episode on CBS. "And I was like, 'If someone's a racist, they should be portrayed as one. You shouldn't edit it to make them look good.'"

"Big Brother" has a history of contestants who spew controversial slurs. Ninth season winner Adam Jasinski was fired from the United Autism Foundation after using an offensive word to refer to autistic children. Eighth season contestant Amber Siyavus ignited a firestorm outside the "Big Brother" house when she said Jewish people tend to be "really money-hungry" and "selfish."

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Change-counting product placement challenge turns Big Brother 11 into big boredom

July 22, 2009, 9:03 AM

After last week

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Big Brother 11: Popular Clique Down To One

July 23, 2009 06:39:03 by Ryan Haidet

Backfired. Ronnie

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Big Brother 11 Episode Recap: July 23, 2009 (Eviction 2)

Jul 24, 2009 08:42 AM ET by Adam Bryant

popular clique packs their bags and heads for a one-on-one with the Chenbot. Who went home? What kind of ruckus did the nominees stir up before their possible eviction? And most importantly, who is the new head of household? Let's find out.

I can tell from Julie's "web of lies" intro to tonight's clip package that things may not go so well for Ronnie the Rat. And, of course, they don't. It all starts when Laura makes a (most likely) futile attempt to save herself. After all, "survival comes before friendship," she says. Laura tells Ronnie that Jordan is a threat because she and Jeff are a team. Laura suggests that she can be an ally to Ronnie and that with Jordan gone and Laura promising him safety, that's one less person to come looking for him. Laura also promises she wouldn't nominate Jessie, which Ronnie thinks makes the proposition of sending Jordan home at least worth considering.

He lays out this plan to Lyida and Natalie, who have absolutely none of it. So, to try and sway them further, Ronnie lies and suggests that loose cannon Russell has already gone behind their backs to try to get votes for Laura to stay. Natalie takes this intel to Jessie, who takes it to Russell, who takes it to the whole house in the back yard. Russell blames Laura for lying to Russell, but Laura swears it isn't true. When Laura and Russell put Ronnie on the spot, he refuses to answer and comes out looking like the total liar he is. (But it's OK, he's totally fine with how it looks.)

Once the Rat scurries back into his HOH hole, the house continues to talk it out and become more and more sure that Ronnie is lying and manipulating all of them. They storm the house and Ronnie yells down at them from the balcony, calling all of their accusations vicious lies. Russell promises Ronnie his time in the house is nearing an end. Exposed and truly alone in the game, Ronnie barricades himself in his room for days, sobbing at times, and exits only when he needs to go to the diary room, at which time Russell harasses him without end.

Dear Ronnie: Lying and manipulating is a fine way to play the game. In fact, I encourage it. But you can't be so ambitious. Or arrogant. Or downright stupid. As a student of the game, you really should have learned that by now. It also shouldn't have taken this fallout to make you realize that getting rid of Russell was the smartest move to make. Ronnie's only response to Julie is that he has a true alliance with Jessie and Natalie, and that he has more sympathy (five players, really?) than we all might think.

At the eviction ceremony, both Laura and Jordan give tame speeches about how much they love everyone except the rat. The votes come in, and it's clear early on that Laura will be going home. What's this? Natalie throws Laura a sympathy vote. I assume it's nothing more, or at least not a Ronnie move to stir up debate in the house. (Also, Jeff and Jessie totally high-fived in the hall outside the diary room. I know the athlete's bad blood was mostly with Russell and Natalie against Jeff, but have these two bonded separately or secretly?) Ultimately, Laura is evicted 8-1.

She says Ronnie saw her as an easier target than Russell and that she felt she was always his target because Ronnie knew she was on to him. She's pretty much spot on, but Ronnie gets one last dig at her, saying she suffers from diarrhea of the mouth. I actually don't disagree, but coming from the man who can't stop his lies to save himself in the game, it means nothing. (Also, I really don't care much for Kevin after his goodbye message, especially since he's proven to be pretty useless in the house.)

The HOH competition was a pretty straightforward game that was at least 50 percent luck. Contestants launched balls into a honeycomb with each layer of receptacles representing different points. The person who lands in the highest zone wins. Jessie sets the bar high and no one tops him except Jeff, who ties with Jessie. In the tiebreaker, Jessie squeaks by after Jeff's shot rims out, and Jessie becomes HOH for the second time in three weeks. Great.

Are you glad Laura went home? Can you stand Jessie for another week? Who do you think will be nominated (besides Ronnie)? Did you feel bad for the Rat at all when he was crying? Share all your thoughts below (and drop some questions you'd like me to ask Laura). And don't forget to vote in our Power Rankings poll. (EDIT: scroll down)

See you back here after nominations!

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Big Brother 11: The Rat Escapes

July 26, 2009 06:35:07 by Ryan Haidet

Ronnie the Rat has been unearthed as the person responsible for chewing a rift in the house. And like a team of exterminators, the once-divided house seemed ready to get rid of the rodent.

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Big Brother 11: Banana Suit & Backdoor Plan

July 28, 2009 07:45:35 by Ryan Haidet

With Michele and Jordan nominated as pawns, some of the house was divided about the master plan. Several thought the real target for eviction was Ronnie the Rat, but Jessie and his cronies had a different scheme in mind

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Big Brother 11 Episode Recap: July 28, 2009 (Veto Competition/Ceremony 3)

Jul 29, 2009 08:49 AM ET by Adam Bryant

So we've come to the moment of truth: Will Jessie follow through on the house's plan to backdoor Ronnie the Rat or will Jessie do what's best for him and his muscles? Either way, Jessie's plan relies heavily on what happens during the veto ceremony. So who won the veto? Who made me laugh the loudest? And who is wearing... a banana suit!? Let's find out.

Jessie opens the show by confirming what we pretty much all knew: Ronnie's going nowhere. Jessie sees The Rat as an asset, either as a target for future HOHs or a possible ally down the line. He, thanks no doubt to whisperings of Natalie, wants Casey gone and is hoping for the chance to make his move after the veto competition.

But first, the pawns need some time to be sad. Michele takes it harder than Jordan, but Jordan does have experience. Jeff tries to console Michele, but she's not really feeling it. When she heads to the have-not bedroom, Ronnie also offers some sympathy, noting that it should be him on the block. Gag. He then says if she gets houseguest's choice in the veto competition and chose him, he would fight for her and use the veto to save her. Double gag. Does he think people are idiots? Michele quickly saw through Ronnie's lame attempt to put himself in a position to guarantee his safety. She tells the houseguests, and we all have a good laugh. But Ronnie is really the one laughing all the way to the bank as he finally confirms with Jessie that he is safe.

Before Jessie can set his plan in motion, he has to make sure the house is cool with keeping Ronnie. He makes the same basic pitch to Chima, Kevin and Lydia: Ronnie's not coming after you, so who cares if he stays? All three agree that they would be OK with The Rat hanging around a while longer, which pretty much ensures that Jessie has the votes to do what he wants. And how does he celebrate? By gloating in the diary room: "I'm picking people off left and right," he says with a laugh.

For a little fun, some of the houseguests play a game of Truth or Dare. The results include having Kevin cuddle with Jessie while he sleeps for 10 seconds and Ronnie hugging Casey for 20 seconds. Neither of the recipients seems to be happy, but Casey takes it especially hard. But for good reason: Casey notices that people who were badmouthing Ronnie just days before are now playing games with him. Casey asks Russell to leave him out of the games in the future, and even though Russell came thisclose to blowing a gasket again, he agrees and assures Casey it wasn't his idea. (P.S. Casey really despises Ronnie, no?)

Heading into the veto competition, Jessie knows that worst-case scenario for his plan is to have Casey play and win the veto. So he's more than a little worried when Casey's name is drawn out of the bag. Jeff and Chima are also playing, which delights Casey, who thinks Ronnie is still the backdoor target and now cannot defend himself.

The game is simple: The houseguests, dressed like pigs, wallow around in the mud to find numbers ranging from 1-10. They must choose to save four numbers and can discard any that they choose. The person with the highest point total wins the veto. Naturally, however, there are twists. Mixed in among the numbers are prizes, including a trip to Hawaii, a margarita party and cash. Choosing one of those prizes means giving up one of your four numbers to help your total. Also, at the end, the houseguests get to choose an envelope that could either add or subtract points from your total or affect your life in the house.

The best part of the competition was watching the houseguests fly on their rope swings. Or should I say fall from their rope swings. No one could really master the dismount, and Jessie crashed into the hay more than a few times. (Also, Michele's pronunciation of manure made me laugh.) Casey picked up a margarita party in his search, hoping to curry favor with the other houseguests. Jessie grabbed and extra $2500 because...he's Jessie.

Even so, Jessie ended up with 26 points, which was augmented by his envelope's extra five points. Jordan and Chima chose not to gamble with envelopes, but also came up short of Jessie's 31 total points. Jeff earned 27 points, but his envelope cost him five points, leaving Jessie in the lead. Casey only earned 22 points by choosing the margarita party (which Jessie loved), but he also took a gamble with his envelope. But instead of points or a prize, he was forced to wear a banana suit for a week. It's basically the new red unitard.

Finally, Michele earned 28 points, and her envelope gave her an extra 7 points, putting her over the top for the veto win. And then she swung on her rope. And hit a bale of hay. And fell head first into the mud. I swear my wife and I rewound our DVR six times, and laughed hysterically each time. Thanks, Michele!

Jessie talks to Michele about her plans for the veto, mostly to see where her head is at if Ronnie isn't nominated. She says she would be OK with it, but she also deduces that Jessie is targeting Casey. Lydia later confirms this to Michele and she also tells Jordan. She goes on a rant about how safe the athletes feel and she doesn't want them to just pick everybody off. She knows if they could somehow foil their plan to evict Casey, the power (and numbers) would shift once again.

Word of Jessie's plan goes from Jordan to Jeff to Casey, who confronts Jessie. All Jessie will say is that "the right man is going out the door." So Casey is more blunt: "Is that Ronnie or is that me?" he asks. Casey warns Jessie that Ronnie is a proven liar and that he will lie again. Casey also says Jessie is No. 10 on his list of people to evict and that he's not coming after him and leaves it at that.

Although Jessie seemed to think about Casey's words, at the veto ceremony the ridiculously overdressed Michele saves herself and Jessie puts Casey in her seat. What's that? We haven't had a Star Wars reference in a week? OK, cue Ronnie, celebrating his survival in the house this week: "I guess the force must have been with me. This is my house, and I ain't going nowhere."

Jordan says it sucks being against Casey. She acknowledges, by messing up the metaphor no less, that she is not the smartest crayon in the box, but vows to fight. Casey promises to be an angry fighting banana and says he can't believe Jessie is getting played like one of Ronnie's video games.

It looks grim for Casey, but he might have a chance. If Kevin and Lydia do actually vote to keep Casey to make a run at the athletes and can convince Michele and Chima to do the same, they could at least force a tie. (Russell, Natalie, Ronnie and Jeff are locks to vote Casey.) Casey's best chance is to convince Jeff that he is the stronger ally to go deep in the game with, as we know Jordan probably isn't going to make it. However, if he can't swing Jeff, I predict a unanimous vote so Lydia & Co. can protect themselves.

Who do you think will be/want to be evicted? Who do you hope will win HOH? Did Michele's tumble in the mud make you giggle? What do you think the big announcement on Thursday's show will be? (Returning houseguest? Maybe. Breaking up cliques? Probably.) Share your thoughts below and check back to see who gets sent packing.

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