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Re: BIG BROTHER 11 News
« Reply #50 on: April 02, 2009, 03:36:27 PM »
Hey Jinny

you could head over to the auditions in Austin ;-)

i see that there are none in Houston this year

thank you Libra and Jerry!!!


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Re: BIG BROTHER 11 News
« Reply #51 on: April 02, 2009, 04:41:45 PM »
Finally Big Brother is going to be here...in a while!  I have made a goal to watch every single episode of this season, and see the updates the most I can.
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Re: BIG BROTHER 11 News
« Reply #52 on: April 03, 2009, 01:26:00 AM »
Two more audition cities added:

Chapman Dodge
Saturday, April 18th from 1pm to 4pm
3175 East Sahara, Las Vegas, NV 89104

Chapman Chrysler Jeep
Saturday, April 18th from 1pm to 4pm
930 Auto Show Dr., Henderson, NV 89104

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Re: BIG BROTHER 11 News
« Reply #53 on: April 03, 2009, 11:02:37 AM »
press release

04.03.2009 CBS's "BIG BROTHER 11" ANNOUNCES A SERIES OF OPEN CASTING CALLS IN VARIOUS CITIES ACROSS AMERICA
BIG BROTHER 11, to air this summer on the CBS Television Network, announces a series of open casting in various cities across America.  BIG BROTHER 11 will follow a group of people who will be living together in a house outfitted with dozens of cameras and microphones as their every move is recorded 24 hours a day.  Each week, the Houseguests will vote someone out of the house.  At the end, the last remaining Houseguests will win the grand prize of $500,000.

 

            Interested applicants must be at least 21 years of age and a citizen of the United States.  A full list of eligibility requirements can be found at www.cbs.com/casting.

 

            The following are the list of cities participating in BIG BROTHER 11 open casting calls:

 

THURSDAY, APRIL 2:  7:00 - 10:00 PM ET

Republic
828 South Peters Street

New Orleans, La. 70130

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 4:  11:00 AM - 1:00 PM ET

Bealls Department Store (Oakleaf Crossing)
8396 Merchants Way

Jacksonville, Fla. 32222

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 4:  12:00 - 6:00 PM ET

Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
3242 Peachtree Road

Atlanta, Ga. 30305

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 4:  10:00 AM - 2:00 PM ET

Carolina Kia Hyundai
2445 N. Main Street

High Point, N.C. 27262

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 4 - 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM CT

Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
1 W Grand Avenue

Chicago, Ill. 60654

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 4:  1:00 - 4:00 PM CT

Antonelli College
2323 Lakeland Drive

Flowood, Miss. 39232

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 4:  10:00 AM - 2:00 PM MT

The W Sports and Wellness Center
Wartburg College

100 Wartburg Blvd.

Waverly, Iowa 50677

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 4:   4:00 to 8:00 PM CT

McFadden's
134 Second Avenue, North.

Nashville, Tenn. 37201

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 4:  11:00 AM - 3:00 PM ET

The Paradise Rock Club
967 Commonwealth Avenue

Boston, Mass. 02215

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 4:  12:00 - 4:00 PM ET

Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots

1751 Gentilly Blvd.

New Orleans, La. 70119

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 4:  12:00 - 6:00 PM ET

Rock Bottom Brewery

3242 Peachtree Road NE

Atlanta, Ga. 30305

 

SUNDAY, APRIL 5:  BEGINNING AT 12:00 NOON ET

Roy Arias Studios
300 W. 43rd St. 3rd Fl. Suite 301/A

New York, N.Y. 10036

 

SUNDAY, APRIL 5:  1:00 - 4:00 PM CT

Primetime Lounge
104 W. Main Street

Louisville, Ky. 40202

 

TUESDAY, APRIL 7:  4:00 - 7:00 PM CT

LifeStyles Furniture

3735 Avenue of the Cities

Moline, Ill.  61265

 

THURSDAY, APRIL 9:  6:30 - 8:30 PM CT

Shooters North

7742 Forest Hills Rd.

Loves Park, Ill.

 

THURSDAY, APRIL 9:  2:00 - 8:00 PM CT  (Registration ends at 6pm)

Mall of Abilene

4310 Buffalo Gap Road

Abilene, Texas 79606

 

FRIDAY, APRIL 10:  12:00 - 3:00 PM ET

CBS-3 Studios

1555 Hamilton Street

Philadelphia, Penn. 19130

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 11:  5:00 - 9:00 PM CT

Aces Lounge

222 East 6th Street

Austin, Texas 78701

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 11:  5:00 - 9:00 PM ET

Cans Bar & Canteen

500 W 5th St

Charlotte, N.C. 28202

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 11:  12:00 - 6:00 PM ET

Beef 'O' Brady's

10029 W. Hillsborough Avenue

Tampa, Fla. 33615

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 11:  11:00 AM - 5:00 PM ET

Buckeye Hall of Fame Café

1421 Olentangy River Rd.

Columbus, Ohio 43212

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 11:  2:00 - 6:00 PM PT

Dos Gringos Chandler Mexigrill

1361 N Alma School Rd.

Chandler, Ariz. 85224

 

TUESDAY, APRIL 14:  2:00 - 7:00 PM ET

Fibber McGees Irish Restaurant & Pub

1610 Pavilion Place

Wilmington, N.C. 28403

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 18:  1:00 - 4:00 PM MT

Chapman Dodge

3175 East Sahara

Las Vegas, Nev. 89104

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 18:  1:00 - 4:00 PM MT

Chapman Chrysler Jeep

930 Auto Show Dr.

Henderson, Nev. 89104

 

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Re: BIG BROTHER 11 News
« Reply #54 on: April 03, 2009, 12:10:23 PM »
Hey Jinny

you could head over to the auditions in Austin ;-)

i see that there are none in Houston this year

thank you Libra and Jerry!!!


We could! I'll see if I can talk my chauffeur into it.  :lol:

I see they auditioning in Abilene! I'm thinking cowboy/rancher... but wouldn't it be fun to get an outdoor kinda girl!
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Re: BIG BROTHER 11 News
« Reply #55 on: April 03, 2009, 10:09:45 PM »
From tvguide:

Big Brother 11 Wants You! Reality Show Hosts Open Casting Calls



Always dreamed of embarrassing yourself and your loved ones on national TV? Now's your chance.

Guilty-pleasure reality show Big Brother is hitting the road for a number of open casting calls for the series' upcoming 11th season. Over two weeks, the producers will be travelling to New York, Boston, Atlanta, Las Vegas and even a few places off the beaten path, such as High Point, N.C., and Flowood, Miss.

The chosen contestants will enter a camera-rigged house this summer and have their lives taped 24 hours a day as they compete in a number of challenges to win $500,000. Sex, snoring and plenty of loud fights are guaranteed.

The casting calls get into full swing Saturday, April 4, and continue until Saturday, April 18. All potential contestants must be U.S. citizens and at least 21 years old. Click here for the full list of audition sites and eligibility requirements.

Big Brother 11 premieres this summer, but no official start date has been confirmed.

Will you be heading to the casting calls? HELL NO Are you excited for the new season? NOT AT ALL

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Re: BIG BROTHER 11 News
« Reply #56 on: April 04, 2009, 01:07:46 PM »
Hey Jinny

you could head over to the auditions in Austin ;-)

i see that there are none in Houston this year

thank you Libra and Jerry!!!


We could! I'll see if I can talk my chauffeur into it.  :lol:

I see they auditioning in Abilene! I'm thinking cowboy/rancher... but wouldn't it be fun to get an outdoor kinda girl!

Probably looking for another gay Texan since the last two were from Dallas....Joshuah, BB9 & Steven, BB10.

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« Reply #57 on: April 04, 2009, 02:09:54 PM »
That's true, I was thinking about Steven but forgot about Josh.
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Re: BIG BROTHER 11 News
« Reply #58 on: April 04, 2009, 09:23:18 PM »
Hey Jinny

you could head over to the auditions in Austin ;-)

i see that there are none in Houston this year

thank you Libra and Jerry!!!


We could! I'll see if I can talk my chauffeur into it.  :lol:

I see they auditioning in Abilene! I'm thinking cowboy/rancher... but wouldn't it be fun to get an outdoor kinda girl!

Probably looking for another gay Texan since the last two were from Dallas....Joshuah, BB9 & Steven, BB10.

I know plenty of them that would be great on the show

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« Reply #60 on: April 08, 2009, 12:22:11 PM »
Very interesting Snooky! I wonder if Tory met Brad when she auditioned!
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« Reply #61 on: April 09, 2009, 04:51:44 AM »
An interesting article:  :res:

'Big Brother' coming to Tampa seeking narcissists

To some, it may sound like the eighth circle of Hell.

But if you're attracted to the idea of living for 100 days under 24-hour observation on national TV in a makeshift house on a studio lot with a handful of other attention-seeking nobodies, CBS has got a proposition for you.

Producers of the network's unscripted competition Big Brother are coming to town, casting for the show's 11th (?!) cycle beginning noon Saturday at Beef O'Brady's, 10029 W Hillsborough Avenue, Tampa.

Sarasota native and Big Brother 9 alum "Crazy James" Zinkand is an attention hog, previously known for videotaping a friend who jumped off the roof of a Sarasota resort into the pool and missed.

His audition advice, delivered by e-mail Monday: "They totally need stories. That is what you do mainly in the house is tell your past and what you want to do in your future. … Be proud of who you are. Wether (sic) it be the whitest redneck to grace this earth or the most flamboyant Drag Queen, tell them your issues and your struggles but tell them how you can overcome them all."

The local stop falls midway through a 25-city casting tour, ranging from New York City to Flowood, Miss. (I don't know where it is, either).

CBS officials suggest you bring ID — you need to prove you're over age 21 and a U.S. citizen — and be prepared to tell a camera why you should be on the show. Eventually, 40 finalists will be flown to Los Angeles for a week of auditions, where aspiring contestants prove they can handle repeated questioning from Big Brother's wooden host, animatronic Early Show newsreader Julie Chen.

The winner gets $500,000, two runnersup also get cash, and everybody else gets a stipend that Entertainment Weekly recently reported was about $750 a week. Not bad pay for lounging around a prefab home and starting fights with some of the biggest narcissists on the planet.

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Re: BIG BROTHER 11 News
« Reply #62 on: April 10, 2009, 04:53:32 PM »
ig Brother' in Big Country

Michael Tomlin already has a taste of Hollywood, and now he wants more.

The 21-year-old college student from The Colony was in Abilene on Thursday for a casting call for the 11th season of the CBS reality show "Big Brother."

"My life is a reality show," Tomlin said.

Thursday's casting call at The Mall of Abilene was one of only two in Texas (the other was in Austin) for this summer's production of "Big Brother," which follows a group of strangers living together in a house outfitted with dozens of cameras and microphones. Their every move is recorded 24/7. One by one the house guests will vote each other out until at the end of three months, the last remaining person will win $500,000.

"That would pay for medical school," said Tomlin, a junior at Texas Tech University.

"Big Brother" is shown locally on KTAB-TV. Saundra Carriker, local sales manager at KTAB, said Abilene's CBS station chose to conduct the casting call as a promotional event for the station, the city and the mall, which was a co-sponsor for Thursday's auditions.

In addition to Tomlin, early Thursday afternoon there were applicants from Abilene, Baird, San Angelo, Tulsa, Okla., and Dyess Air Force Base.

"It's a promotional event we chose to participate in with CBS," Carriker said. "We're glad we got to do it. It's kind of fun. It's a positive, upbeat event. Everyone is having fun, and it brings people together."

Applicants completed an extensive information form and recorded a two-minute video, telling producers of "Big Brother" why he or she should be selected.

Tomlin, a transfer from Trinity University, is a health exercise and sports science major at Tech. He played football three seasons for the Tigers, and he was involved in the "Mississippi Miracle," a 15-lateral play Oct. 27, 2007, that gave the team the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference championship.

It was the play that attracted Tomlin to Hollywood. It was nominated for an ESPY award, and Tomlin and other players and coaches were on hand for the award program presented by ESPN.

A friend told him about Thursday's casting call in Abilene, so he stopped in Abilene on his drive home from Lubbock to The Colony for Easter weekend.

"I think I've watched every episode of the show," he said. "I've always wanted to be on it, but I never thought I would get a chance. It would be fun to be on the show with everyone. And I love L.A. It would beat working this summer.

Carriker and her staff will assemble Thursday's videos and applications to send to CBS. Carriker said people have until May 4 to send applications and introduction videos to CBS (by mail or online on the CBS Web site).

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Re: BIG BROTHER 11 News
« Reply #63 on: April 10, 2009, 11:24:49 PM »
SATURDAY, APRIL 11:  2:00 - 6:00 PM PT
Dos Gringos Chandler Mexigrill
1361 N Alma School Rd.
Chandler, Ariz. 85224


If anybody is attending this casting call today, Jen Johnson, BB8 will be there for a meet and greet.

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« Reply #64 on: April 11, 2009, 03:15:09 PM »
Very interesting Snooky! I wonder if Tory met Brad when she auditioned!

u r soo right i wish they had a pic of brad becaus that is excatly how it went when i audition last yr. in va beach and the realy funny thing is it was called town center. only not in jax. and our town center has lots of resterunts and stores but the aud was healed out side and allso a beautiful day.. i could have written that artical last yr i allso meet some realy fun ppl one guy him and i decided we would b a secert allance if we got in it woud have been perfect..
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« Reply #65 on: April 11, 2009, 06:01:41 PM »
Big Brother Casting Call



Monday, April 20th

Wanna be on Big Brother? Head to WWJ-TV's open call for Big Brother 11 on Monday, April 20th, at Cauley Chevrolet in West Bloomfield, for your chance to audition! YOU MUST BRING A COMPLETED APPLICATION TO AUDITION.

Plus, meet Dan Gheesling, winner of Big Brother 10, who will be on site hosting, and helping us look for new houseguests!

Location:
Cauley Chevrolet
7020 Orchard Lake Road
West Bloomfield, MI 48322

Date: Monday, April 20, 2009

Time: 3 - 7pm

Applicants must be 21 and over. Please review the official application and eligibility requirements before attending and bring a copy of the COMPLETED application, and a valid Driver's License with you to the open call.  Upon receiving these items from you, WE will film your application video, live, on site.

**if you have any questions regarding the Big Brother casting call, please call WWJ-TV at (248) 355-7000

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« Reply #66 on: April 11, 2009, 10:39:29 PM »
'Big Brother' Auditions Draw 100s
One Potential Cast Member Emphasizes 'Drama' He Would Bring


PHOENIX -- Hundreds of budding television stars lined up inside Dos Gringos Mexigrill in Chandler, hoping to be part of the cast for the 11th season of the CBS reality show Big Brother.

All the cast members had different reason why he or she should land a spot on the show.

"Well, I have the personality; I'm pretty fun; I like to have a good time," said one person. "Stuck in a house with a bunch of people -- why not? I'm a people person."

Another man emphasized the potential conflicts he could create.

"I think I will bring an immense amount of drama," he said. "More drama than CBS or this show has ever seen."

The open casting call ran from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

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« Reply #67 on: April 12, 2009, 11:13:01 AM »
Reality TV finding stars in Chandler



Ryan Linford knows someone who knows someone who’s on a reality TV show. The Chandler information technology specialist has no interest in exposure, or even in watching people he knows on the relatively unscripted dramas.

“I’d rather watch a real show,” he said.

However, for Linford and many others living and working in Chandler, the degrees of separation between regular folks and temporarily famous reality television stars are shrinking fast.

Aspiring entertainers no longer must transport themselves to the California coast. They now audition for national shows across America, hours or minutes from home.

Chandler is increasingly among the cities serving as Hollywood’s understudy.

On Saturday, the CBS reality show “Big Brother” held one of its 11 open casting calls in Chandler.

The cable network, TV Land, made Chandler High School’s graduating class of 1988 the subject of its reality series, “High School Reunion.”

A few years ago, when NBC resurrected the obstacle course extravaganza “American Gladiator,” recruiters searched out potential spandex warriors in the city known more for computer chips than fitness.

Linford and his wife, Erin, are friends with a Chandler High alum whose classmates were on “Reunion.”

“It’s really funny to see these people he went to high school with all on TV,” said Erin Linford.

But what makes Chandler — a Phoenix suburb, less hip than Tempe and less glitzy than Scottsdale — a veritable hotbed for reality stars?

“That’s a very good question,” said Shawn Mitchell, chief executive at HNE Casting in Los Angeles, which specializes in booking reality shows.

Mitchell has seen Chandler listed on a number of casting calls but said he isn’t sure what draws reality show producers to the East Valley.

People-watching at Chandler Fashion Center on Friday, Paul Rossi speculated that the passers-by might be luring casting agents.

“Definitely, they’re good looking,” Rossi said.

Chandler, more than other Valley cities, is a desirable locale to find cast members, he said. “Scottsdale is full of posers.”

But sorry, Chandlerites. Reality shows are not specifically looking for you and your neighbors.

The arrival of “Big Brother” in Chandler was a coincidence.

Carly Ullinskey, casting producer for the CBS show, said she needed a good venue to house hundreds of potential television personalities. As an Arizona native, Ullinskey knew the managers at Dos Gringos, a local chain of Mexican cantinas, and arranged to use their Chandler restaurant.

“It’s not necessarily a city or a type of people, because people might even come in from Colorado for this open call,” Ullinskey said. Some drive nine hours to audition.

Mesa, Scottsdale, Tempe and Phoenix have all also hosted auditions for a slew of programs, including NBC’s “The Biggest Loser,” Fox’s “American Idol” and MTV’s “The Real World.”

Valley residents have repeatedly made their way onto reality show casts since the genre came to dominate prime time a decade ago.

That likely has much to do with the Valley’s rocketing population growth. The resulting buzz of new residents has given Phoenix and its surrounding cities a higher profile nationally, Ullinskey said, which puts it on casting agents’ list of places to visit.

“We don’t want an entire show of everyone from one city,” she said. “We want to get the entire United States represented in the show.”

Without a hometown advantage, Chandler residents need to find other ways to boost their reality show appeal. “Big Brother” hopefuls must complete a 13-page questionnaire more resembling an FBI background check than a job application.

Producers want all the basic information — name, gender, Facebook address.

Then they delve deeper.

Do you get along with your Mom? When was the last time you faced aggravated assault charges? What’s your swimsuit size?

And there is the standard inquiry: “Are there any nude or other revealing or compromising images of you that are available publicly either through the Internet, video or otherwise?”

Personality and individuals’ world view are what count most for reality shows, Mitchell said.

“A lot of the time they’re looking to mix it up instead of just big city folks all the time,” he said. “They want diversity between small-town people, with different outlooks on life.”

Which is, of course, why the application asks for swimsuit size.

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« Reply #68 on: April 12, 2009, 11:37:18 AM »
Robyn Kass, Casting Director Interview



Want to be on Big Brother?  Ever wonder who picks those house guests?  What does the casting director look for? 

Our interviewer, Yana,  took  theses questions, and many more,  to Robyn Kass,  the casting director for Big Brother.  Casting for Big Brother 11 began during the final week of Big Brother 10 and is still going strong.  With applications and video tape submissions being due by May 4, 2009 . Applicants chosen to be a finalist will go to Los Angeles, CA from which applicants will be narrowed down to a pool of forty finalists.  The first open casting call for the season will be held in Lansing, Michigan by local CBS affiliate WLNS-TV on April 1, 2009.  Various open casting calls will be conducted across the nation including Los Angeles, CA, Chicago, IL, Waverly, IA, and Columbus, OH.

Robyn: Hi fans!  Thank you so much for watching BB and for all these questions!   Please understand, there are some things I can’t answer because of confidentiality and my contract, but I’ll answer as much as I can!

Cajunboiler: What is the most ridiculous casting video that you have ever seen?

Robyn: Wow, there have so many throughout the years I don’t think I can pick just one!  I’ve seen a lot of drunk videos, a lot of naked videos, a lot of great parody videos…. They’re all pretty entertaining!

Has any contestant acted completely opposite on the show than they did in their casting videos?

Robyn: We get a pretty good gage of how people are going to act in the house during casting, but sure, there are always surprises!

TVRocks17: What's the craziest idea for a season or twist that has ever came up over the past 10-11 years?

Robyn: As much as I’d love to discuss twists, under contract I can’t- sorry.

What has been your favorite season?

Robyn: That’s a tough question.  I definitely have favorite moments in every season, but it’s a little like “Sophie’s Choice” I can’t choose just one overall season as a favorite. J

If you were offered the chance to play the game. Would you do it and if so what would would be your strategy?

Robyn: HA!  Great question.  Wow, I don’t know. I know how difficult the house is and I’m not sure I could make it to the end.  Maybe I would on a smaller scale…. Ie- shorter time frame.  Could I cast who would be in the house with me???  J  If so, then YES!  As for strategy, I would go in with a very lose strategy, but I’d have to adapt to the situation as the game plays out.  I always tell people, you can never forget you’re playing a game from the second you enter to the second you leave.

If someone was trying to get on the show which would be the best way by sending in a videotape/application or just going to an open casting call?

Robyn: Well, it really doesn’t matter.  Believe it or not, we do watch every single tape that comes in- EVERY ONE!  That being said, sometimes people are more natural at an open call OR they might be more nervous, so there are pros and cons to both.

Do you have a favorite moment from a past season?

Robyn: I have many.  Probably the same moments as all viewers….

Season 2- Classic BB moment – Shannon cleaning the toilet with Hardy’s toothbrush.

Season 3-  Watching Danielle (freezing)  and Lisa in the pool at the end of the game. Of course Marcellas turning down the golden veto will go down in history.

Season 4- The moment the EXs walked in the house.

Season 5 - The twin reveal!  And the look on Cowboy’s face when he realized Nakomis was his sister!

Season 6 – The moment Kaysar revealed to Maggie he figured out the twist and was gunning to get Eric out.

Season 7- The moment Erika and Janelle realized they were both being lied to by Chilltown. On the flip side, I loved watching Mike and Will lie to everyone in the pantry.

Season 8- I loved watching all of the America’s Player challenges play out- ie: Eric getting in bed with Joe!  Also, nothing beats Jen crying over her wall picture- priceless moment!

Season 9- The very first challenge of season 9 was one of my favorites…. Where they had to hang upside down holding onto their partners. Also loved when Natalie miscounted the amount of letters in the alphabet “  Y and Z”!

Season 10-  Between Jesse and Renny… I have a million favorite season 10 moments!

See, I truly am a fan!

Do you still speak too any past HGs?

Robyn: Absolutely!  I consider all of them friends of mine.  I speak to some more regularly than others, but when they come to town they’ll usually call me and try to hook up for a bite to eat.

uvp: When is the premiere of BB11?

Robyn: I don’t have the exact date yet.

These are just general questions from Yana, just things I thought people might like to know.

When doing casting calls or reviewing an audition tape, what is the things you look for that you know will make a good game player, and a good TV Character?

Robyn: I’m sure you’ve heard this a lot… I look for the “it” quality.  Someone who just pops…. Someone memorable, it could be the way they talk or laugh or the way they tell stories, maybe it’s their interesting background.  There’s no one thing I look for, but if I can’t remember a specific person 3 days later that probably means they didn’t leave a lasting, unique impression on me.  As far as game play, I just want people in the house who love the game. Of course it helps if they’re fans of the show, but we’ve had great game players who have never seen the show, but most of all we want people who want to get to the end and win.

There are so many fan sites around, and many of them have asked to have a fan sites edition, where you could cast a person or a few people from each of the most popular sites and let them play the game, have you ever considered this option for a twist?

Robyn: Nope, this has never come up.  We do cast a lot of hardcore fans of BB on the show.  I wouldn’t cast someone specifically from any fan websites.

Will there be an All Stars 2?

Robyn: I have no idea….

Do you like working with Alison?

Robyn: Allison is fantastic!  We’ve definitely been through “the trenches” together many, many years!  If we didn’t get along, it would never work.

How much longer do you see the show being on the air, as you can pretty much guess, we here at Morty's LOVE the show, and a lot of us wouldn't want the show to ever end, but that's not realistic, the show has been on for 11 years this summer, and it seems to still be going strong, so do you think there will be at least 2 or three more years?

Robyn: Well, if you asked me this question during season 3 I probably would have never guessed it would continue to season 11!  I love casting the show, I love watching the show and I’ll stay on it as long as the network keeps it going!

Will there be another winter season, or was that just a season done because of the writers strike?

Robyn: I don’t make those decisions…. No idea.

My mom is 71 years old, my Sister in Law is in her 50's, I am 40 years old, my niece is in her 30's, and her daughters are in their teens, we are all fans of Big Brother.  Did you know that the show was so popular with so many age groups?

Love hearing stories like that!  Thanks!

We want to thank you for the interview and for casting the show. We have had many years of enjoyment, and wish many more.

http://www.mortystv.com/big_brother_interviews_8.shtml#robyn

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« Reply #69 on: April 18, 2009, 11:34:25 AM »
Dan's casting call promo for 4/20


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« Reply #70 on: April 20, 2009, 10:31:33 AM »
I read somewhere that there are to be only 10 cast members this season.  Does anyone know if this is true?  It was posted in a blog, but nothing to back it up.   :duno:

I am begining to get curious on who the cast will be...... ???

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« Reply #71 on: April 21, 2009, 10:34:12 AM »
 :jumpy: JULIE CHEN IS PREGNANT!  :jumpy:

Baby News For Julie Chen!



CBS Television personality Julie Chen is expecting a child!

According to CBS News, Chen made the announcement Tuesday morning during the first hour of "The Early Show."

"So it wasn't a big Sunday at the buffet table," She says. "I'm starting to show now! And my due date is Oct. 4. So, fingers crossed, and ... I'm not taking maternity leave from 'Big Brother.'"

Chen and her husband, CBS Corporation President and CEO Les Moonves have been married since 2004, and this will be the couple's first child.

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« Reply #72 on: April 21, 2009, 11:20:56 AM »
Julie announcing her pregnancy on The Early Show


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« Reply #73 on: April 21, 2009, 12:15:29 PM »
Early Show's Julie Chen Expecting First Child

Newsflash: Julie Chen of CBS' The Early Show is pregnant.

On Tuesday's show, she announced that she and husband, CBS Corporation President and CEO Les Moonves, are expecting their first child together.

Rubbing her tummy, Chen, 39, joked, "So it wasn't a big Sunday at the buffet table. I'm starting to show now! And my due date is Oct. 4. So, fingers crossed."

She also said she won't be "taking maternity leave" from hosting CBS' reality show Big Brother.

Said Chen, "I e-mailed my boss over there this weekend and I said, 'Don't worry. I can still do the show!"' (She kidded that the headlines could read, "'Big Brother Gives Birth. Medical Miracle!'")

Chen wed Moonves, 59, on December 23, 2004.

http://www.usmagazine.com/news/early-shows-julie-chen-expecting-first-child-2009214

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« Reply #74 on: April 21, 2009, 01:23:44 PM »
I saw this, this morning congrats Julie


 

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