By Melissa Novacaska
Last night’s return of Glee proved Ryan Murphy’s unwillingness to kill any characters from the hit show so far. After a 7-week hiatus, I expected there would have been some sort of shocking revelation, either Quinn’s sudden death or the end of Finchel as we know it (even though I admit, I wouldn’t be crying tears of joy about this).
It might seem crazy, but I was overly excited to learn more about Sue’s pregnancy and discover the sex of her little monster. It was also much appreciated to get a glimpse of Blaine’s older, obnoxious, actor brother Cooper Anderson (Matt Bomer). Was it just me, or did anyone else notice the how close his name resembles that of Anderson Cooper? And did anyone else wish they’d been Sue and had Bomer take a look at their breasts before signing them? Oh well, a girl can dream can’t she?
Besides the obvious, here are five things I learned from last night’s episode “Big Brother.”
1) Broadway is apparently dead and in order to become a big name Hollywood actor, according to Mr. Anderson, one must literally point and yell whenever they read lines. He also advises the gleeks to think of a roast beef sandwich when working with a fellow cast mate to distract yourself from making eye contact with them. Somehow they buy it.
2) Blaine and Cooper really love each other and are more than just brothers, they are friends. After taking constant criticism from his older bro, Blaine lashes out at him and they recover by singing Gotye. Ummm… Blaine, do you not see how much more talented you are than your brother? Cooper mentions how jealous he is of his younger bro’s talents. I guess that’s why they call it tough love or is it in brotherly love?
It’s not often that a porn star just randomly shows up at your house and performs a dance number for you, so when it does, you want to savour every minute of it.
As The Mirror reports, on day 48 of the Indian version of Big Brother, porn star Sunny Leone surprised houseguests with a seductive pole dance. When Pamela Anderson did that last season, ratings went through the roof, and so this is Sunny’s opportunity to put her assets to good use, all in the name of television.
The group of men and women applauded and even gave her a standing ovation after her “performance”. It appears the house guests, who’ve been segregated from the outside world for almost 50 days, had no cluse was a porn star; they assumed she was just a stripper.
If you dare – and if you’re boss isn’t looking – you can watch the video of Sunny’s appearance on Big Brother posted below.
Tara Reid had an embarrassing time yesterday, and was booed off live U.K. television. Reid was a cast member on Britain’s Celebrity Big Brother, and complained how she was portrayed in the show. She was “evicted” from the Big Brother house.
During a later interview, she said ”We shoot it for 24 hours, they edit it down to one hour – I don’t know what they show.”
She ranted, “To be honest with you, what I’ve seen just of these clips right now, I’m not that happy with that. There was a lot of great times (but) I feel like you guys took the toughest times of me and showed it, which is kind of sad. There were so many good things.
“If that’s the only things that you guys showed in the hour, no wonder why people booed me.”
The live audience booed her as she walked off the stage. Tara can never catch a break.
Unfortunately, Adam Jasinski, the winner of CBS’s 9th season of the hit reality show Big Brother, has an answer to that question. Jasinski was sentenced to four years in prison for possession of oxycodone with attempt to distribute, as well as a charge of failing to file a tax return in 2008, which happens to be the same year he was the winning contestant on the show. The sentencing occurred earlier today in Boston.
Jasinski shouldn’t have too difficult a time in jail though. He did just win 500 grand for being the best at “being locked in a house with a bunch of other people for an extended period of time.” I’m sure he’ll be making friends in no time.
Big Brother 9 winner Adam Jasinski was denied a motion to be released from jail, reports E! News. Jasinski was arrested two weeks ago in Boston, MA on drug-peddling charges, and has been locked up ever since.
Court clerk Maria Simeone said Judge Leo T. Sorokin “determined that the government had met its burden of proof based on the evidence and that the defendant posed a risk of flight.”
If convicted, he could face up to 20 years in prison and $1 million in fines – double his winnings from the reality show.
An innovative online version of popular reality show “Big Brother” will see 15 contestants battling for top spot in the Second Life virtual world.
According to the BBC, the winner of the net-based competition will get to claim a virtual island in Second Life.
“Big Brother Second Life represents a fantastic opportunity to amass knowledge of the virtual world,” said Endemol Netherlands’ managing director, Paul Romer. “In the future, we will use this experience to develop specific content for online communities.”
The Second Life virtual community boasts over 1.2 million members. It was set up in 2003.
Other real-life entities that have established themselves in Second Life include Reuters news service and Toyota.
Mike Malin has been declared the winner of “Big Brother All Stars,” E! Online reports.
Malin won the series with a 6-1 vote in his favour over fellow house guest Erike Landin. He takes home $500,000, while Landin walks away with a cool $50,000.
Malin says his money will be spent on a jet ski and a gold chain for fellow housemate, and alliance member, Will Kirby, he plans to spend his money on gifts for family members and friends.
Landin took criticism from the jury for playing a “dirty” game, however it was quickly pointed out that Malin played a similar game, but when a woman plays a game in a ruthless way, it’s looked down upon.
A homegrown version of Big Brother will soon be coming to TV screens across India, but don’t expect the reality show’s usual raunch.
The BBC reports that strict rules will prohibit any objectionable content on the show.
“Participants will be told to keep their hands to themselves,” said a spokeswoman for production company Endemol India. “India is a conservative society and is not ready for the raunchy scenes that so characterise the programmes in the West.”
According to the show’s producers, they want to fill the Indian Big Brother house with Bollywood celebrities, cricket greats, and Indian television stars. Up to 12 contestants will live together in the house for three months.
Unlike other versions of Big Brother, though, India’s won’t be broadcast live in an effort to avoid controversial scenes being shown.
The show may also choose both Muslims and Hindus to be contestants, but religious issues between the two groups wouldn’t be discussed on the broadcasts.
According to the Globe and Mail, the Australian version of “Big Brother” is under fire.
A minister in Australia’s government is calling for the police to investigate two cast members for allegedly sexually assaulting other cast members.
Michael Cox, 20, and Michael Bric, 21, were removed from the house by security personal for allegedly “breaking the rules.” Allegedly, the two men were involved in a sexual act with a fellow housemate.
The Australian Communications and Media Authority, the country’s television regulator, will also investigate the incident.
The scene in question did not make it on television airways, however pictures from the show’s webcam surfed their way through the web, allegedly showing two men assaulting a woman.