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[06/22/06 - 12:00 AM]
Let the Voting Begin!

[via press release from CBS]

LET THE VOTING BEGIN!

CBS REVEALS THE IDENTITIES OF THE 20 POTENTIAL HOUSEGUESTS WHO ARE CAMPAIGNING TO COMPETE IN "BIG BROTHER: ALL-STARS"

Television Viewers To Play Casting Agent And Vote Online At CBS.com For Their Favorite Past "Big Brother" Contestants To Move Into The House

Big Brother All-Stars Unleashed On America To Campaign For Votes

Host Julie Chen Will Announce Who the 12 All-Stars Are Moments Before They Enter the House During The Season Premiere Thursday, July 6, 8:00 PM

A Rebroadcast of the Casting Episode "Big Brother: All-Stars America's Vote" Will Air Saturday, June 24 at 8:00 PM

On a primetime special last night, CBS announced the 20 potential houseguests who will campaign to compete this summer in BIG BROTHER: ALL-STARS, the seventh installment of the reality series.

Viewers can now vote which former Houseguests should compete this season with the television audiences choosing half of the houseguests who will ultimately enter the BIG BROTHER house. Viewers can cast their votes online at CBS.com. The polls will close on Wednesday, June 28 at 11:59 PM, ET/8:59 PM, PT.

Each potential "All Star" introduced on the casting episode last night has their own profile on CBS.com, which includes "Why you should vote for me" text and video, as well as clips from their past appearances on BIG BROTHER.

Additionally, throughout the voting process, candidates will be able to campaign for themselves and state their case to America as to why they should be voted into the BIG BROTHER: ALL-STARS house.

During the premiere of BIG BROTHER: ALL-STARS, all 20 candidates will be present and awaiting the news of who will play the game. Host Julie Chen will announce the 12 who will immediately enter the house.

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 premieres Thursday, July 6 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Following the premiere, 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.

BIG BROTHER: ALL-STARS AMERICA'S VOTE will be rebroadcast on Saturday, June 24 at 8:00 PM.

Following are the 20 potential houseguests, listed across in alphabetical order, who will campaign to enter the BIG BROTHER: ALL-STARS house:

Monica Bailey, 46 (BB2)
Hometown/Current Residence: Brooklyn, NY
Single
Hostess

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

Ivette Corredero, 26 (BB6)
Hometown/Current Residence: Miami Beach
In a Relationship
Waitress

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

Lisa Donahue, 30 (BB3)
Hometown: Rochester, NY
Current Residence: Los Angeles
Single
Bartender

Michael "Cowboy" Ellis, 25 (BB5)
Hometown/Current Residence: Durant, Okla.
Married, with one son
Waiter

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

Bunky Miller, 41 (BB2)
Hometown: Cincinnati
Current Residence: Burbank, Calif.
Single
Technical Writer

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

Dana Varela, 31 (BB4)
Hometown: Queens, NY
Current Residence: West Islip, NY
In a Relationship
Business Consultant

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 potential 20 houseguests, log on to www.cbs.com.





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