It's official: Pinoy Big
Brother Celebrity Edition 2 is extended for two weeks and will run until
January 5, 2008. The celebrity housemates were shocked to learn about this new
development and were given the chance to leave Big Brother's house if they did
not feel up to the challenge.
Even celebrity houseguest Mariel
Rodriguez, who was supposed to leave the PBB house last Saturday, November 24,
opted to stay inside the closely monitored house. This means that the Big Four,
whoever they will be, would not be able to spend Christmas
and New Year with their family and loved ones.
Big Brother sweetened the deal
by doubling the prizes for the Big Four so the Big Winner of PBBCE 2 stands to
win P2 million cash and a condo unit among others. At stake for the second big
placer is P1 million; for the third big placer, P600,000; and for the fourth big
For a few minutes, Big Brother
opened the gates to the outside world for any housemate who would opt to walk
away from this opportunity. A lot of them shed tears at the prospect of not
spending Christmas and New Year's Eve with their loved ones but all the tenants
of the PBB house declared that they would stay and fight until the end.
GABY DELA MERCED IS BACK. The Racing
Goddess is back inside the Big Brother house to replace the two housemates,
Mcoy Fundales and Ethel Booba, who exited voluntarily next week.
While the other celebrity
housemates were at a shooting range learning how to fire a.45-caliber
gun, Baron Geisler and Yayo Aguila were tasked to clean the whole house, cook
the housemates' dinner and finally wash a heavily tinted car at the activity
area. As they were cleaning the car, they got a pleasant surprise when Gaby Dela
Merced emerged from the vehicle.
Gaby was allowed to leave two weeks ago to attend an international
race car drivers' seminar in Arizona. She had just stepped out of the
plane in the Ninoy Aquino International Airport when the PBBCE2 staff
"ambushed" her and asked her if she would be willing to go back inside the PBB
house. The Racing Goddess readily agreed to this set-up and even told the
housemates, "I got kidnapped!"
In other news, comedienne-singer Gladys Guevarra was ushered into the PBB house
earlier this afternoon, November 28, via the afternoon show Uber. The Kapuso star who just came from New
Jersey, returned to the Philippines without her Fil-Am boyfriend Philip
Peredo. Inside the PBB house, Gladys was tasked to be the judge in the karaoke session of the housemates.
NEW HOUSEGUESTS. Angel Locsin had a brief stay inside the
PBB house when she entered the PBB house last Sunday, November 25. The male
housemates were playing a game of paintball when suddenly, someone dressed in
full battle gear dropped down from the ceiling and started firing at the guys.
Eventually, Angel Locsin removed her helmet and revealed herself. She apologized profusely to the housemates for sniping them. Big Brother dubbed his houseguest as the
"Angel of Love" because of her special task. Angel has 24 hours to convince
celebrity housemate Ruben Gonzaga to propose marriage to his partner Giselle on
national television. They have been together for the past three years but they
are not yet married.
Aside from Angel, another
celebrity is scheduled to visit the PBB celebrity housemates this week. PBB
host Toni Gonzaga gave the hint that he is an international R&B artist. Big
Brother has been playing his songs almost non-stop for the housemates to hear
so they already have a hint who could it be. He is no other than the international
hip-hop and R&B artist Akon who is scheduled to hold his concert at the
Araneta Coliseum tomorrow night, November 29.
Pinoy Big Brother Celebrity Edition 2 airs every night on
ABS-CBN's Primetime Bida after Lastikman while PBBCE 2 Uber is
shown at 5:30 p.m. from Monday to Friday.