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[07/07/06 - 12:00 AM]
Let the Games Begin!!

[via press release from CBS]

LET THE GAMES BEGIN!!

CBS REVEALS THE IDENTITIES OF THE FINAL 14 HOUSEGUESTS WHO WILL COMPETE IN "BIG BROTHER: ALL-STARS"

Twists Revealed As Two More Houseguests Than Expected to Enter the House

Also, Big Brother Will Have Two Heads-of-Household Leading up to the First Eviction

During the premiere of BIG BROTHER: ALL- STARS last night, all 20 candidates who campaigned to be a part of this summer's seventh installment of the reality series were present when host Julie Chen announced the final 14 houseguests, two more than expected, who would immediately enter the house.

After a week of successful campaigning by potential houseguests garnered 15.7 million viewer votes on CBS.com, television audiences chose eight of the 14 houseguests, with the other six chosen by producers.

In addition to two more houseguests than expected being announced, another twist was unveiled last night. Leading up to the first eviction, BIG BROTHER: ALL-STARS will have two Heads-of -Household who must agree on who to nominate. If the two heads-of household fail to come to an agreement, they will be nominated themselves.

BIG BROTHER: ALL-STARS will follow the relationships and conflicts of players who live together in a house outfitted with dozens of cameras and microphones recording their every move 24 hours a day. One by one, the houseguests will vote each other out of the house. At the end of three months, the last remaining houseguest will receive the grand prize of $500,000. While living together in a confined space won't be anything new to the houseguests, choosing between any pre-existing relationships and building new alliances could be a challenge.

BIG BROTHER: ALL-STARS will be broadcast each week on Tuesdays (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT), Thursdays (8:00-9:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT) and Sundays (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT). The Thursday broadcast, hosted by Julie Chen, will feature the live eviction of one of the houseguests.

Following are the 14 Houseguests, listed across in alphabetical order, who will compete for the $500,000 prize on this summer's seventh installment of the reality series:

"Chicken" George Boswell, 47 (BB1)
Hometown/Current Residence: Rockford, Ill.
Married, three daughters
Hotel Promotions

Jennifer "Nakomis" Dedmon, 23 (BB5)
Hometown/Current Residence: San Antonio
In a Relationship
Hostess

Howie Gordon, 35 (BB6)
Hometown: Chicago
Current Residence: Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.
Single
Light Saber Salesman

Diane Henry, 24 (BB5)
Hometown: Cincinnati
Current Residence: Hollywood, Calif.
Single
Model/Actress

Alison Irwin, 25 (BB4)
Hometown: Meadville, Penn.
Current Residence: Columbus, Ohio
In a Relationship
Medical Sales

Will Kirby, 33 (BB2)
Hometown: Miami
Current Residence: Playa Vista, Calif.
In a Relationship
Physician

Erika Landin, 36 (BB4)
Hometown: Chicago
Current Residence: Los Angeles
Single
Pilates Instructor

Mike "Boogie" Malin, 35 (BB2)
Hometown: Concord, NH
Current Residence: West Hollywood, Calif.
Single
Restaurateur

Janelle Pierzina, 26 (BB6)
Hometown: Grand Rapids, Minn.
Current Residence: Miami Beach
Single
VIP Cocktail Waitress

Danielle Reyes, 34 (BB3)
Hometown: Vacaville, Calif
Current Residence: Roseville, Calif.
Married, two daughters
Property Manager

Marcellas Reynolds (BB3)
Hometown: Chicago
Current Residence: Los Angeles
Single
Celebrity Stylist

James Rhine, 30 (BB6)
Hometown: Miami
Current Residence: Chicago
In a Relationship
Loss Prevention Manager

Kaysar Ridha, 25 (BB6)
Hometown/Current Residence: Irvine, Calif.
Single
Graphic Designer

Jase Wirey, 30 (BB5)
Hometown: Taylorville, Ill.
Current Residence: Decatur, Ill.
In a Relationship
Safety Director

BIG BROTHER: ALL-STARS is produced by Arnold Shapiro & Allison Grodner Productions, in association with Endemol U.S.A.

For more information on BIG BROTHER: ALL-STARS and the 14 houseguests, log on to www.cbs.com.





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