Voyeur alert! CBS' Big Brother — that wildly addictive, Orwellian peep show — will launch its seventh season tonight at 8 pm/ET with Big Brother 7: All-Stars, featuring 12 of the show's most popular houseguests. During the kickoff, host Julie Chen will introduce the 20 semifinalists, then unveil which six were picked by fan votes and which six were chosen by executive producers Allison Grodner and Arnold Shapiro. The winner collects half a million bucks — but not bef
What goes around comes around — Big Brother's Jennifer Vasquez learned that lesson the hard way last Saturday. After she and her Friendship alliance betrayed Kaysar and ousted him on Thursday, Janelle and her posse voted to evict the 27-year-old Arena Football League dancer during a double-elimination week. TVGuide.com had to catch up with the sequestered Jennifer via fax machine to see what she had to say about her recent elimination.
TVGuide.com: Were you surprised that almost everyone voted for you and not for Ivette? Jennifer Vasquez: I wasn't surprised at all, because we talked about it ahead of time. Janelle wanted me out for personal reasons and her group will go along with her decisions. Beau, of course, would vote for me over Ivette, an
The second time was not the charm for Kaysar Ridha in the Big Brother house. The Californian graphic designer earned a new lease on his reality-TV life thanks to winning a whopping 82 percent majority in the America's Choice vote. But his stay turned out to be short-lived when he made a deal with Jennifer and gave her Head of Household in return for his safety. She went back on her word — a popular thing in this game — and put him up for eviction against his pal Janelle, pretty much guaranteeing his permanent ouster. TVGuide.com caught up with Kaysar the day after he was granted freedom from the BB compound to see what he learned this time.
TVGuide.com: Sorry to be talking to you again so soon.Kaysar Ridha: I know, what was it, a week? It's sad, I know.
Foiled in a plot to oust tough competitor James, the oft-feuding Big Brother 6 houseguests were instead able to band together to evict his partner and girlfriend, Sarah Hrejsa. The 23-year-old retail manager from Chicago had been dating James for several months before their move into the BB homestead. While Sarah is a bit bummed to be separated from her sweetie, she tells TVGuide.com that she won't miss a minute of his remaining time on the show.
TVGuide.com: Are you going to be watching the rest of this season on TV now?Sarah Hrejsa: I'll definitely have the Internet [feed] on all the time, to keep an eye on what everyone is doing, what James is doing. I just want to know what was going on when I was in the house, and I'll want to know what goes on now that I'm out of the house.
Kaysar Ridha, 24, who was voted out of the Big Brother house last week, is hoping that the famed Godfather: Part III quote — "Just when I thought I was out... they pull me back in" — will apply to him come this Thursday, when either he, Michael or Eric gets a new lease on life. (In a "twist" for BB, America has been given a chance to bring back one of the three eliminees who chose to stay sequestered.) TVGuide.com caught up with Kaysar after his eviction to see why he thinks he deserves that second chance.TVGuide.com: Well, the good news is you might get to go back.Kaysar Ridha: It's great news, absolutely. I