In addition to the official CBS Big Brother 14 cast announcement of the 12 new players coming into the Big Brother 14 house this year, the network also issued a statement that four veteran players would also be included in the houseguests this year, but did not reveal their names.
The Big Brother 14 mentors rumor has been going around for ages and now it has been officially confirmed by CBS that four returning players will be joining the Big Brother 14 cast. They will not be returning as regular players, as the rumors indicated, but rather playing their ‘own game’ in the house. (Rumors going around point to Janelle Pierzina, Mike “Boogie” Malin, Dan Gheesling and Rachel Reilly as the returning players — but Rachel may have been replaced.)
Here is the official press release on the new CBS Big Brother 14 cast and returning houseguests:
BIG BROTHER welcomes 12 new Houseguests for the 14th installment of the CBS reality series which premieres Thursday, July 12 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Julie Chen is the host.
In a series first, four of the most successful players to ever enter the BIG BROTHER house, will return to play their own game and for their own separate prize. The identities of the four returning players and details surrounding their mission inside the house will be revealed during the season premiere.
Below are this season’s 12 new Houseguests, who will spend the summer competing for the $500,000 grand prize: (check out their photos and full bios here.)
Jenn Arroyo, 37
Hometown: Brooklyn, N.Y.
Current City: Brooklyn, N.Y.
Musician / Former Bass Player for the Female Metal Group “Kittie”
Joe Arvin, 41
Hometown: Lexington, Ky.
Current City: Schererville, Ind.
Frank Eudy, 28
Hometown: Marion, Ark.
Current City: Naples, Fla.
Jodi Rollins, 42
Hometown: Englewood, Colo.
Current City: Calipatria, Calif.
Willie Hantz, 34
Hometown: Vinton, La.
Current City: Dayton, Texas
Wil Heuser, 24
Hometown: Louisville, Ky.
Current City: Louisville, Ky.
Ashley Iocco, 26
Hometown: Pittsburgh, Pa.
Current City: West Hollywood, Calif.
Owner of a Mobile Spray Tanning Company
Shane Meaney, 26
Hometown: Bennington, Vt.
Current City: Bennington, Vt.
Kara Monaco, 29
Hometown: Orlando, Fla.
Current City: Los Angeles, Calif.
Danielle Murphree, 23
Hometown: Grant, Ala.
Current City: Tuscaloosa, Ala.
JoJo Spatafora, 26
Hometown: Staten Island, N.Y.
Current City: Staten Island, N.Y.
Ian Terry, 21
Hometown: Pittsburgh, Pa.
Current City: New Orleans, La.
This season, the Houseguests will enjoy bright colors in the BIG BROTHER house which is styled in urban pop culture décor. The contemporary living room features three-dimensional, white “wave wall” covers, which are accented with rainbow-colored, custom designed wall paper and a 12-foot tall abstract sculpture composed of steel, plexiglass and light. The kitchen’s white, open cabinets showcase pops of bright colors inside.
The Houseguests will have an opportunity to slumber in the Kicks Bedroom, featuring a wall of sneakers; the Sonic Flow Room, which is decorated with various headphones, a boom box and headphone shaped beds; or relax in the bird themed bedroom. Other highlights from this season’s BIG BROTHER house include the Arcade Room; a Zen garden-inspired backyard; an “every city” skyline along the upstairs wall; and an oversized chess game.
Following the premiere on Thursday, July 12 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT), BIG BROTHER will be broadcast three nights weekly, beginning Sunday, July 15 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT), Wednesday, July 18 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) and the LIVE eviction show, hosted by Julie Chen, beginning Thursday, July 19 (9:00-10:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT).
BIG BROTHER follows a group of people living together in a house outfitted with 53 cameras and 98 microphones recording their every move, 24 hours a day. Each week, the Houseguests will vote someone out of the house. At the end, the last remaining House Guest will receive the grand prize of $500,000.
BIG BROTHER is executive produced by Emmy Award-winning producer Allison Grodner and Rich Meehan for Fly on the Wall Entertainment, in association with Endemol U.S.A.
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