Big Brother Season 8 aired in 2007. It included fourteen houseguests. The youngest was 20 years old and related to the oldest houseguest! These talented individuals represented locations across America from Las Vegas, Nevada to New York City, New York and states all over America. It was a great season!
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Joseph "Joe" Barber II.
Joseph "Joe" Barber II was a 23 year old Receptionist from Chicago, Illinois when he entered the Big Brother house in 2007. He was one of the fourteen houseguests for Big Brother Season 8. He finished in 13th place, so he was the second one to be evicted. We found Joe's twitter.com/JoeBB8Twitter account, but it hasn't been used since 2013. We found his Facebook page, which was last active 2019.
Carol Journey was a 21 year old student from Lawrence, Kansas when she played the Big Brother game in 2007. She was the first one to be evicted. She can be found on Twitter or Instagram. She earned two Bachelor degrees from University of Kansas. She is an Enterprise Account Executive for Apple in New York.
We recently reported on Seasons 1 through 6, therefore, the updates included in the individual seasons themselves are recent. If you are interested in learning more about each individual houseguest from this All Stars season, click on their name.
By the way, Big Brother is based upon a Netherlands series with the same name. It's very interesting how we have developed reality tv shows by benchmarking other countries and vice-versa. When you have a chance, check out other series in other countries.
Consequently, including past houseguests during this season, made it a very hot season to watch! It included the likes of Kaysar Ridha, Janelle Pierzina, Howie Gordon, Will Kirby, and Mike "Boogie" Malin to name a few. I have three all-time favorites from Big Brother history, and Janelle is one of them. If you haven't checked out this season, it is worth it!
Mike "Boogie" Malin won this season. Unfortunately, Mike's reputation has taken a turn for the worst since the airing of the show. In 2007, he was allegedly arrested for allegedly assaulting a waitress at a sports bar in Denver. Tabloids have also indicated that there has been issues with alleged embezzling money and gambling away hundred of thousands of dollars and using it to pay for gay sex, travel and other stuff. As of 2018, it has been reported that he is allegedly in the hole for $800,000. Mike founded and operated The Dolce Group, a restaurant management group in Los Angeles. If you remember Season 2, he proposed to Krista Stegall, another houseguest. Their relationship didn't pan out. It is also reported that he has a son.
In conclusion, this season premiered in July of 2006, which is fourteen years ago! The recent updates that we provided during the contestant's original season is updated as of late 2019 through 2020. During the writing of this article, our country is facing the COVID-19 history. This pandemic appears to impact the airing of Big Brother for July 2020. If it does not air this year, it's a good time to take a walk down memory lane and remember what has occurred on previous seasons of Big Brother. #cbsbigbrother #afforci
Once upon a time, there was a girl named Kendall Long, who for all intents and purposes, I viewed as one of the sweeter and innocent contestants on ABC's Bachelor. While she gave Joe Amabile an initial chase and tough time on Bachelor in Paradise, she eventually started a relationship with him.
After Joe gained fame from performing on Dancing with the Stars, Kendall and Joe traveled around the world. Joe frequently posted videos while he enjoyed various cuisines around the world. Joe also started a business which sold upside down Frown apparel. The two eventually split, and Joe continues to make food related videos, and Kendall, well Kendall appears to be searching for her passion.
While with Joe, Kendall Long dressed modestly and had a quiet disposition and persona. Recently, I noticed a change in that and commented on it using Instagram. Kendall replied to the message, and she showed her not-so-innocent side in not only the picture, but in her reply. I responded once more to her, and this time I included a generalized statement about showcasing the brain versus sex. Since that time, there has been more than 20 comments regarding the post. Check out what started this interaction. I've decided to not respond to any of the comments at this time, feel free to check them out on her Instagram page.
If you check Kendall Long's Instagram page, you can read the 21 comments that followed.
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Big Brother Season 6 was filmed in 2005. It included 14 houseguests. Who was the big winner? The houseguest names are: Kaysar Ridha, Ashlea Evans, Ivette Corredero, Michael Donnellan, Eric "Cappy" Littmann, Sarah Hrejsa, Jennifer Vasquez, Rachel Plencner, Howie Gordon, James Rhine, Beau Beasley, April Lewis, Janelle Pierzina, and Maggie Ausburn. The ages ranged from 22 to 36. One of my favorite all-time players was on this season. Can you guess who my favorite player from this season?
Janelle Pierzina was a 25 year old VIP Cocktail Waitress from Miami Beach, Florida when she entered the Big Brother House for Season 6 in 2005. She was by far the best player on this Season, and one of the best players of all-time.
In my eyes, she finished in first place (despite the fact that another player received the prize money). She played a good social game, but most importantly, she played a great physical game. She is a great example to women, especially women who get classified as pretty. She showed that you can be attractive, have a brain, and also be physically fit to compete against the guys. Thank you Janelle!
Janelle also competed on Amazing Race with another former Big Brother houseguest. Janelle is a Real Estate Broker. She is married to Jess Desanto in 2010, and they have three children. #afforci
Maggie Ausburn was a 27 year old Emergency Room Nurse from Las Vegas, Nevada. Just like Las Vegas is known for gambling, Maggie got pure lucky and beat out the best player during Season 6. The best player, and one of my all-time favorites is the third place finisher (more to come).
Ivette Corredero was a 25 year old Waitress from Miami Beach, Florida when she entered the Big Brother house for Season 6. She finished in 2nd place. Her secret partner was Beau Beasley. She can be found on Twitter. I'll have to re-watch the season, because I'm still baffled as how she could finish earlier than the superstar who finished in third place (more to come).
April Lewis was a 31 year old Pharmaceutical Sales Rep from Dallas, Texas in 2005. She entered the Big Brother house and her secret partner was Jennifer Vasquez. April finished in 4th place. As you will soon see, this season was the only season so far to feature a final four that was all female. She can be found on Twitter. It is reported that April has been married to Matthew Lewis since 2004. She appeared on a Lifetime special regarding marriages in a romance rut. #afforci
Howie Gordon was a 34 year old Meteorology Student from Chicago, Illinois when he entered the house in 2005. His secret partner was Rachel Plencner. He was evicted in 5th place. It was last reported, that he is a Meteorolist in Anchorage, Alaska as of 2017. He has appeared on several tv shows, and also made radio and other appearances. An older social media account was found for him, however, it hasn't been active since 2017. Check him out reporting weather in Anchorage. #afforci
Beau Beasley was a 25 year old Personal Shopper from Pembroke Pines, Florida when he entered the house for the sixth season of Big Brother. He was evicted in 6th place. His secret partner was Ivette Corredero. He can be found on Instagram @beaubeasley.
James Rhine was a 29 year old Loss Prevention Manager from Atlanta, Georgia when he entered the Big Brother house in 2005. James has certainly matured into a really handsome looking man. He married Stephany Tornincasa in 2018. He finished in 7th place. His secret partner was his girlfriend, at the time, Sarah Hrejsa. #afforci
Rachel Plencner was a 33 year old Horse Breeder from Parker, Colorado when she entered the Big Brother house in 2005. Her secret partner was Howie Gordon. She finished in 8th place. According to her LinkedIn page, today Rachel works in healthcare for Cigna as a Agile Scrum Master Senior Advisor in Denver, Colorado.
Jennifer Vasquez was a 27 year old Arena Football League Dancer from Plano, Texas when she entered the Big Brother House in 2005. Her secret partner was April Lewis. She was evicted in 9th place, which means she lasted 49 out of the 80 days. The things we do for money. Check out the below video of an online commercial she made.
Like, who is Ashlea Evans? I totally don't remember this name from Big Brother. Perhaps it is because she was the first evicted? Ashlea Evans was a 22 year old Fashion Design student from Plantation, Florida. She was the youngest guest during this season. She was secretly partnered with Janelle Pierzina.
While researching her, we found that her Twitter account was suspended. In addition, she is listed as being in attendance for the Twitter Online reunion for Big Brother 6, it occurred in April 2020. Her Instagram account is allegedly active. Additional details point to her owning this business.
Michael Donnellan was a 28 year old Orange County, California Artist when he entered the Season 6 of the Big Brother house. He was the second one evicted from the home. His secret partner was Kaysar Ridha. Michael was known for his showmance with Janelle Pierzina. He is also know for getting in an argument with Eric "Cappy" Littmann prior to his eviction. What else is new, lol?
He is now worth $10 million! He appeared on an episode of Millionaire Matchmaker. Michael owns a production company. He grew up in Italy and has lived all over the world.
Eric "Cappy" Littmann.
Sarah Hrejsa was a 23 year old Retail Manager from Chicago, Illinois when she entered the Big Brother house for Season 6. She was the second youngest in the house. She was evicted on day 40. Sarah's secret partner was James Rhine.
She is currently a Diagnostic Medical Sonographer in Chicago, according to her LinkedIn page.
Michael "Cowboy" Ellis.
Jennifer "Nakomis" Dedmon.
Jennifer "Nakomis" Dedmon was a 21 year old Restaurant Hostess from San Antonio, Texas when she entered the Big Brother house in 2004 for Season 5. She appears to live a private life. If the Facebook page is correct, she appears to be either married or in a relationship.
Karen Ann (O'Neil) Ganci.
Karen Ann (O'Neil) Ganci was a 30 year old Portrait Artist from Spring Hill, Florida when she entered the home in 2004 for Season 5 of Big Brother. She was evicted in 5th place. Karen appears to live a private life. At one time, it was reported that she was married to Larry Ganci since 1996.
Marvin Latimer was a 36 year old Mortician from Conway, South Carolina when he entered the Big Brother house in 2004 for Season 5. He appeared on other television shows including, Young and the Restless and The Rachel Ray Show. He also appeared on his on show in North Carolina and South Carolina. He can be found on Twitter.
Adria Montgomery Klein.
Adria Montgomery Klein is related to another houseguest, Natalie Montgomery Carroll. They are twins. She was also a 30 year old Fitness Professional from Birmingham, Alabama when she entered the house. She has been married since 1998. She is also a Fitness Competitor and Professional Model, like her twin sister. The twins wrote a book in 2005 and sold it on Amazon, it is titled "It Takes Two".
Natalie Montgomery Carroll.
Natalie Montgomery Carroll was a 30 year old Fitness Professional when she entered the Big Brother House in 2004 during Season 5. She was evicted on the 49th day. The winner was crowned on the 82nd day. She entered the house with her identical twin. The twins are fitness competitors, and professional models. Natalie was married, but divorced in 2008.
Will Wikle, aka Charles William Wikle, was a 26 year old Registered Nurse from Tupelo, Mississippi during Season 5 of Big Brother. He was evicted day forty-nine in 2004.
He had a few other entertainment gigs after Big Brother, including some wild films. His Twitter account indicates that his location as New York.
Jason "Jase" Wirey.
Scott Long was a 25 year old Sales Representative from Pittsburg, Pennsylvania during Big Brother Season 5. He was evicted in eleventh place. A Dr. Phil's episode transcript was discovered, and it appears that Scott had issues with rage. Click here. No other details were found on Scott, as he appears to live a private life.
Married At First Sight Season 10 Update is a must read! This season featured five, yes five couples. It has a lot of drama, with only three weeks remaining to final decisions to stay marry or not. The drama ensued early in the season. Why can't married people just get along? (smile).
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Austin Hurd and Jessica Studer.
Austin Hurd is a Network Engineer and Jessica Studer is a Registered Nurse. Jessica boasted on one of the episodes about her making "significantly" making more money than Austin. Honestly, is this an appropriate thing to say in any relationship?
Jessica has already admitted on camera to being in love with Austin. When they had a conversation about love, Austin stated that it takes time. Do you think they will stay together?
Brandon Reid and Taylor Dunklin.
Brandon Reid and Taylor Dunklin. Brandon is in his early 30's and Taylor is in her late 20's. They are an unbelievable couple! During the matchmaking season, I was so surprised they even paired these two.
Brandon is a Beer Sales Representative and Taylor is a Reasearcher/PhD student. Brandon is a rebel type who wears two earrings and has plenty of tattoos. I just didn't see them as a good match.
During the filming, Brandon gave the producers and camera people a difficult time. He didn't want to be filmed. He actually used profanity towards Taylor at the end of their honeymoon. Taylor went as far as to post a disrespectful video that targeted Brandon as not being the man for her. This relationship was doomed from the start. Brandon ended things during one of their counseling session. However, for some reason they are back together. What will happen to their marriage?
Michael Watson and Meka Jones.
Michael Watson, a 31 year old Educational Program Director and Meka Jones, a 25 year old Category Analyst. This marriage is full of drama. In fact, on their honeymoon, Michael decided to rent another hotel room versus stay in the room with Meka.
Meka is a straightforward strong-will female. I think it would be tough for any guy to deal with her on a day-to-day basis. She has called Michael a liar on almost every episode. What a great way to nurture a relationship. Kudos to Michael for sticking with her during the filming. How will they end up?
Zach Justice and Mindy Shiben.
Zach Justice is a model, and Mindy Shiben is a Figure Skating Coach. Both are in their early 30's. Mindy is a sweetheart. She tolerated so much from Zach, including him admitting to not being attracted towards her and also to not living with her.
He also had a secret friendship with one of her friends. She is always nice and pleasant towards him. She deserves someone who will treat her better. Will they stay together?
Derek Sherman and Katie Victoria Vazquez
Derek Sherman and Katie Victoria Vazquez. Derek is a 26 year old Cyber Security Engineer and Katie is a 26 year old Health Professional Child Therapist. Since Katie is a Therapist, I am surprised that she creates so many issues in her relationship.
Derek has many life goals, and Katie thinks he should narrow it down. Katie appears to try to wear her head on Derek's shoulder. This couple is working through their issues. Do you think they will make it?
Come back soon as we continue to update Married at First Sight Season 10.
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There are times when you want to venture out of the U.S. reality tv scene and check out another country. We recommend that you check out Love Island UK. So far, we have finished Season 5. It was refreshing. It was nice to see how classy and mature young adults behave in the UK. This season aired in June 2019. Let us know what you think if you check it out on Hulu or other entertainment sources. Get ready as this Season is a lot longer than the American version!
Here is a summary of all the Islanders, however, we will only provide updates for the Islanders who appeared on Day 1 and Islanders who were finalists.
Callum Macleod (28), Sherif Lanre (20), Elma Pazar (26), Joe Garratt (22), Yewande Biala (23), Tom Walker (29), Arabella Chi (28), Stevie Bradley (21), Nabila Badda (29), Maria Wild (22), Lavena Back (23), Dennon Lewis (22), Dan Rose (21),Jourdan Riane (24), Danny Williams (21), Lucie Donlan (21), George Rains (22), Amy Hart (26), Marvin Brooks (29), Joanna Chimonides (22), Michael Griffiths (27), Francesca Allen (23), Harley Brash (20), Chris Taylor (28), Jordan Hames (24), Anna Vakili (29), Belle Hassan (21), Anton Danyluk (24), Maura Higgins (28), Curtis Pritchard (23), Ovie Soko (28), India Reynolds (28), Tommy Fury (20), Molly-Mae Hague (20), Greg O'Shea (24), and Amber Gill (21).
Amber Gill and Greg O'Shea.
Amber Gill from United Kingdom and Greg O'Shea from Ireland won this season of Love Island. Greg actually held the $50K envelope, and he did the right thing by sharing it with Amber, since she was the reason why he won.
This straight talking British girl entered on Day 1, and nice and laid-back Greg entered on Day 44. It was reported in September 2019 that they broke up. In an article, Greg stated the reason for the split is pure reality: the distance and busy engagements for Amber. They lasted for five weeks, so please give young love a little credit :). #loveislandUK
Molly-Mae Hague and Tommy Fury
India Reynolds and Ovie Soko
India Reynolds and Ovie Soko finished in third place. They both were new arrivals and were paired together. They dated shortly after the show, but it didn't last.
Curtis Prichard and Maura Higgins.
Curtis Prichard was a delight to watch. He is extremely mature and wise for a 23 year old. He was coupled with Amy Hart for the longest time. Amy was somewhat insecure, but Curtis was always a gentleman towards her.
It wasn't until the guys were taken out of the house for an experience with a group of singles did Curtis decide that he wanted to explore other relationships. Amy was extremely hurt and she decided to leave the Island.
Maura Higgins, while not included with the original arrivals, she was on the island for a long time. Maura isn't shy, and she tried to build relationships with multiple guys. Once Curtis became single, she approached Curtis and they began a relationship. They finished in fourth place. The are no longer dating.
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Evan Smith. Kaci Campbell. Morgan Lolar.
Evan Smith and Kaci Campbell was the most interesting couple during the season. Kaci was 1,000 percent confident in her relationship with Evan. In fact, during a bonfire, she had a chance to watch a video that would given her evidence of Evan's behavior and status; however, she chose not to watch the video. As they say, ignorance is bliss. Would you want to find out details about your significant other's behavior that will help you make a decision regarding your relationship?
In the end, Evan chose one of the singles, Morgan Lolar. He proposed to her after the show. They lived in Virginia for most of their relationship, and they recently relocated to California. Unfortunately, during early 2020 their relationship ended because Evan allegedly cheated (as per Morgan's Instagram account). In this case, past behavior became a predictor of future behavior.
Karl Collins and Nicole Tutewohl
Karl Collins and Nicole Tutewohl from Chicago, also experienced the challenge of temptation. They were in a relationship for two years prior to joining the cast of Temptation Island. Nicole gained insight about herself, and their relationship. She decided that she wanted to venture out on her own during the finale episode. During the season, Karl had a single on the Island who showed him romantic interest, but he didn't pick her during the finale. He appeared disappointed with Nicole's decision.
Javen Butler and Shari Ligons
Javen Butler and Shari Ligons both remained dedicated to each other while on Temptation Island Season 1. They have been together since the age of 16. In fact, neither of them even opened up for an emotional attachment with the singles. At the end of the show, Javen proposed to Shari. They are still engaged today.
John Thurmond and Kady Krambeer.
John Thurmond and Kady Krambeer from Fort Worth, Texas, were also on Season 1 of Temptation Island. Kady had what a lot of women prefer, a man who is dedicated to them. However, Kady found fault with John, and decided to go her separate way. She dated one of the singles from the Island after the show for a short period.
The very first season of Bachelor was in 2002, and it has been going strong ever since. The bachelor who kicked off this awesome show for us hasn't been very public nor connected to the Bachelor Franchise.
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