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OK, I sent in the video, the incredibly long application with some really off the wall answers, and even flew to Charlotte, NC for an open casting. The producers seemed to really like me - but just like "I'll call you in the morning" - no callback for the Surfgranny!

I met some really cool people in line (a very SHORT line I might add) - one lady I met was Bunky's next door neighbor before he moved to LA. In that line were a few people who come to Morty's and knew who I was from my posts - which made me wonder, did anyone else here apply to be on the show? :animated_scratchchin:

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Hey Surfgranny....Good Luck to you!...I watched your video and it was great!... I myself didn't apply for BB8 but I have a couple of friends in different parts of the country that applied that haven't heard anything either from BB... I have been checking numerous reality websites with BB mesage boards and haven't got a hint from anybody that BB has called anyone back for semi-finals...the last cattle call is tonight (5/5) in Nebraska...so maybe that means BB will start calling applicants in for semi-finals this week...I think you deserve a call back...and my friends too!!!....I know if you get a call you won't be allowed to post as to BB's strict confidentiality :lipsrsealed2: ... but have someone sneak us a clue that you know....GOOD LUCK!! :sherlockani::naughty:

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TVgrapvine did a couple of interviews with past guest and they talk about the application process... Maybe they will help a little... If not at least they are interesting for those of us that aren't going to ever apply... Just to see what they go through... They talked to Howie and Jun and here's Howie's

Recently we had the opportunity to interview Howie Gordon, perhaps one of the best known to ever appear on the CBS Network show "Big Brother". We were interested in finding out what Howie was currently doing, his future plans, and what applicants for Big Brother 8 might be experiencing as they tried to follow in his foot steps.

TVGrapevine.com: For the benefit of your many fans, what is happening in your life now?

Howie Gordon: Since BB-7 I have appeared at birthday parties, filmed commercials, TV shows and had a part in a movie (Sunset Society). I played a gangster vampire. I was Ron Jeremy's nephew! This movie was non-porn! LOL! I filmed a show last month that should be airing by September. The show is called MyNextWingMan involving guys going out and hitting on babes and then getting corrected and shown what the proper method is! It was a lot of fun. To find out more information, then just log onto www.howiegordon.com. LOL! Now, I am promoting some products (drinkables) and traveling the SouthWest and the Pacific NorthWest! Tons of fun!

TVGrapevine.com: Where do you see your future taking you?

Howie Gordon: I would like to be a TV Host and eventually becoming a Meteorologist! My future will be too great for people to control! LOL!

TVGrapevine.com: Big Brother just finished their city by city cattle calls and will be beginning their Hollywood interviews this week for those they liked during the cattle calls. What will the Big Brother Applicant be faced with?

Howie Gordon: I saw Big Brother recruiting some people in Seattle. I think they are still doing some cattle calls, and the Hollywood interviews don't take place until the end of May! I think? If an applicant is asked to travel to LA for the Finals then he or she had better have some vacation or sick days to spare because it could go 10 or 11 days? If someone has reached this point, then the Producers are very serious about finding out more about this applicant then what is just there on paper! Big Brother wants to know what this person would be like with millions of people watching! From hardcore producer question drilling, physical exams, psychological exams and hours of that scan tron crap!

TVGrapevine.com: Do they fly economy?

Howie Gordon: The Finals to LA is economy. Unless your name is Kaysar, Janie or Dr. Will! LOL! Oh yeah, or James VETO!

TVGrapevine.com: What sort of hotel do they stay at?

Howie Gordon: Sheratons's, Hilton's, Holiday Inn's and Radisson's!

TVGrapevine.com: Do the many applicants meet each other during the process?

Howie Gordon: The applicants will see each other but there is not any communication allowed between the applicants or they will be sent right home and NO Big Brother for them! Some meals, weight room time, pool scene and passing in elevators are part of the process. But you better keep your mouth shut or

you traveled to LA for NOTHING!

TVGrapevine.com: What is the actual interview like?

Howie Gordon: The applicant sits in a chair against the wall while facing about 13 producers! They want to get to meet the real you! They ask you all sorts of life questions, and then want to hear them answered honestly! They told me I had no discipline! And then I threw some Howieisms at them and some of them fell out of their chairs!

TVGrapevine.com: Once the interview is complete, does the applicant have any idea if they will make the show?

Howie Gordon: The final decision is still a few weeks away at this point! But I knew 2 minutes into my interview that I was going on BB-6! It is like that job interview that goes well or that girl you meet and nothing can go wrong! I hit every question the producers threw at me right out of the ballpark! I had 3 producer meetings, but I knew right from the get go! It didn't hurt that the casting producers kept telling me that they (The Producers) loved me.

TVGrapevine.com: When do the applicants find out they are going in the house?

Howie Gordon: I got the call with Rachel (for BB-6) on June 10, 2005 that we were moving into the BB House! I sent my tape in April 8, 2005. Got an email 10 days later that they wanted to see me in Miami (I was living in Boca Raton at the time) for the semifinals! Then they said I would probably get a call in two weeks to tell me that I was gonna go to LA for the Finals! I got the call 4 days later and was in LA by May 19, 2005! June 10, 2005 I knew I was in and then moved in July 4, 2005!

We would like to thank Howie Gordon for his precious time and patience in allowing us to intereview him.

Knowing that Howie's season was different than the other's I will post Jun's too...

In our continuing series of articles on being prepared for the Big Brother 8 selection process we bring you Jun Song. Jun is likely the most intelligent of all the past Big Brother houseguests, not to mention she is also a winner of Big Brother. In season 4, Jun over came all obstacles including her X-Factor nemesis Jee.

If you are going to take anyone's advice seriously this is the person you take seriously. I have known Jun for a long time now and one thing I can say about Jun is, behind that wicked sense of humor is a lady with a generous heart and a serious case of the smarts, and oh yes if I was single and 20 years younger I would seriously be after her, she is a catch!

We have asked Jun the same questions we asked Howie Gordon in order to provide you with a decent and realistic perspective.

TVGrapevine.com: For the benefit of your many fans, what is happening in your life now?

Jun Song: I am still working in finance but no longer on the investments side. Love my work, it's in training and development for financial advisers and sales managers. I am dating but single, and looking for a date to Dana's wedding? :) Haha

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Thanks Yana and Shabby.

From what Howie said, it looks like it's over for me this year, but Jun's interview sounds like no one really knows until they're in LA. Both producers in NC liked me and said "I think you're great" but I didn't get a callback. Hopefully I was just the wrong fit for this season.

btw: If ever I'm not posting here when BB hits the airwaves - well, you'll know where I am w/o me breaking any BB confidentiality rules. ;)

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Yeah I think Howie's season was so different as far as call backs go... I think they had to make the call backs sooner incase some of the couples weren't able to make it...

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I went to the Sherman, TX casting call last month. They told us there to expect interviews to start a month after the deadline or around May 15th. Since then they extended the deadline, but they probably will stick with around the 15th.

Did get to meet Cowboy there. I had my camera in the truck, but since I bash him at my house, I thought it would be silly to get a picture with them and then bring it home.

I am praying I get something, anything, please, I am not crazy, promise. I have papers from my former doctor to prove it.

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There weren't any former HGs at the CC in Charlotte, though there was a pointy-nosed blonde w/ the radio station that looked enough like April that we were all fixing our apps. I nearly crapped a brick when I saw her as my answer to "Which former HG do you like the least and why?" was something like "I ABHOR April and J-Blo (they came as a set) because all they did was whine and complain."

The people I was schmoozing with in line said to cross it out and write something else, but I had writted ABHOR in huge letters and double underlined it. Instead I added "and Howie for how he treated April." Hmmm... maybe kissing Busto's butt was a bad move, especially considering that blow-up was one of the funniest parts of BB6 and well-deserved at that. Maybe that's why no callback - doubtful, but I'm sure it didn't help - especially since it wasn't April at all.

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If it's ok with Yana, maybe the person (s) could send her an update thru the private message feature and then Yana pass it on in some semi-cryptic :shutup: way to let us know that we have someone on the inside. I doubt the BB producers know any of our screen names (except for mine since I've posted my audition video on Youtube under my screen name so all anyone has to do is put surfgranny in Youtube's search bar and up it comes):stupid:

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