In a not-so-surprising twist, Jodi Rollins, the 42-year-old waitress from Calipatria, California, was evicted from the “Big Brother” house on the first night of the competition. Find out what she had to say about her brief stint on the fourteenth season of the show.
Why do you think Dan chose to evict you instead of Kara or Danielle?
I believe that Dan was trying to figure out who was most likely to win. If you look at the history of the show, black women don’t win. And, older women don’t win. And, I’m an older black woman. [laughs] So, in that house, you have to prejudge, and do it quickly. I did, all the Houseguests do it. I just want to be clear, I’m not saying Dan is racist – or anything of the sort – it’s just that you have to pick. He wants his $100,000, just like anybody else would, and that’s why I got the boot.
Do you think that your former teammates, Kara and Danielle, will last long, or do you think they’re doomed by being on Dan’s team?
I don’t think they’re doomed because
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- Matt Whitfield | Yahoo! TV – Fri, Jul 13, 2012 1:21 PM PDT
In a not-so-surprising twist, Jodi Rollins, the 42-year-old waitress from Calipatria, California, was evicted from the “Big Brother” house on the first night of the competition. Find out what she had to say about her brief stint on the fourteenth season of the show.Read More »from Jodi Rollins evicted from 'Big Brother' -- exit interview
Happy Birthday, 'Melrose Place'! Reminiscing with Thomas Calabro (Dr. Michael Mancini) 20 years after the series premiereBy Matt Whitfield | Yahoo! TV – Sat, Jul 7, 2012 7:00 AM PDT
Melrose Place” from 1992 ‘til 1999. In honor of the iconic primetime soap’s 20th anniversary (July 8, 1992), we discussed everything from the show’s key to success (“Special Guest Star” Heather Locklear) and lasting appeal to his favorite scenes and take on why the 2009 reboot didn’t succeed.A few days ago, I had the opportunity to chat with one of television’s all-time best baddies, Thomas Calabro, who portrayed Dr. Michael Mancini on “
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[Laughs] It seems like a lifetime ago.
Do you remember watching the pilot? Were you with friends, family, cast members?
I think I had a lobster boil at my place, the apartment on Hayworth in West Hollywood. That’s how it went down.
Were you worried about the show launching in summertime, or were you confident after you taped the pilot?
No. At that time in my career, I never even thought in business terms. I was an artist from New York who just did the best job he could
- Matt Whitfield | Yahoo! TV – Tue, Jul 3, 2012 2:56 PM PDT
Third time's the charm, right? Well, not in my case.
On June 22 I was once again lucky enough to be invited to participate in Big Brother Media Day an expedited, one-day version of the reality show, during which 11 journalists (and two all-stars) compete to become Head of Household (HoH), nominate two potential evictees, and ultimately oust one of the contestants.
No, I wasn't evicted or forced to eat slop (BTW, it looked extra nasty this year). But, because this was my third consecutive shot at the HoH title, I was beyond disappointed to come up short again. Two years ago, I tied for second, losing to Reagan Alexander from People. Last year, I was first runner-up to Xfinity’s Brian Gianelli. This time, I fell apart near the finish line, and the Insider's Jarett Wieselman was there to steal my title, my power, and my glory. Grrr!
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- Matt Whitfield | Yahoo! TV – Thu, Apr 5, 2012 6:33 PM PDT
The Real Housewives of Orange County," which quickly became the network’s most buzzed-about program. In the six years since Vicki Gunvalson and her gaudy Coto de Caza cohorts became bona fide TV stars, the show has emerged as Bravo's programming anchor and a multi-million dollar franchise, spawning an additional six editions (New York City, Atlanta, New Jersey, D.C., Beverly Hills, Miami), outrageous must-see reunion specials, and even a few spinoffs.In 2006, producer Scott Dunlop and the masterminds at Bravo birthed "
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While each edition of “The Real Housewives” has found success (with the exception of the swiftly canceled D.C. version), the spinoffs have either been hit or miss. "Date My Ex" -- starring past "O.C." housewife Jo De La Rosa and current cast member Slade Smiley -- failed to attract viewers and a second season pick-up, but "Bethenny Ever After..." (formerly "Bethenny Getting Married?") has flourished. We’re three seasonsRead More »from The Real Spinoffs of Bravo
Our very own Matt takes a spill during a "Big Brother" challenge (CBS)A few weeks ago — Monday, June 20, to be exact — I once again had the opportunity to participate in "Big Brother" Media Day. Or as I like to call it: the best day of the year. That's saying a lot, right? Well, it's true. As a "Big Brother" junkie, there truly is nothing cooler than being able to participate in a trial run of the competition, days before the actual houseguests begin playing the game in front of millions of rabid fans watching at home.
And -- because I'm assuming anyone reading this is a fellow "BB" junkie -- I've decided to share a few insider secrets. Trust me, what you see on TV is real. But there were a handful of things that caught me by surprise.
So, in honor of "Big Brother's" Season 13 premiere, check out these 13 things you probably didn't know about the show.Read More »from 13 Things You Didn’t Know About ‘Big Brother’