Entertainment Weekly‘s Lynette Rice grill’s Big Brother‘s executive producer Allison Grodner (above, between Jen and Eric) in the magazine’s metaphysical Diary Room and gets answers to some hard questions. (Full interview)
Does Eric have to do everything America tells him to do?
When it comes to the vote, yes — that’s a given. He needs to make every effort to complete America’s task to get credit for it.
How much has he earned so far for completing the tasks?
He has his first $10,000. I think he’s closing in on another $5,000. For every five tasks, he gets $10,000. He will have $30K if he completes all of his tasks this week.
There is a rumor going around that Jen somehow managed to stumble upon an America’s Player card in the Diary Room…
I heard this. Where did that come from? We know better than that! What’s fascinating is the conspiracy theories that fly through this house. I believe there was one moment — and the video is available on YouTube [of players talking about it] — where Eric leaves the Diary Room and Jen says, ”Mr. America!” And he kinda goes, ”What?” It was just her doing her thing. But that was exaggerated by viewers. We are very careful about America’s Player envelopes.