big brother contestants 2011 'Big Brother' announces contestants, 'Double Trouble' twistIt’s officially the heart of summer when we have the “Big Brother” contestants. While we have the identities of the eight NEW houseguests, we are going to have to wait for the houseguests involved in the twist.

This summer’s twist, “Double Trouble,” will feature the return of “dynamic duos” from past “Big Brother” seasons. The return of these former houseguests will immediately impact the way the game will be played this summer. 

The identities of the returning “Duos” will be revealed during the premiere episode on July 7, but right now CBS has a poll up that includes Will/Mike Boogie, Jeff/Jordan and Evel Dick/Danielle. Seriously, are these the only choices? Ugh. Below are the eight newbies who will spend the summer playing alongside the veterans in the new season of “Big Brother” and check out our photo gallery for all the glossy pictures so far.

Kalia Booker, 30
Hometown: Philadelphia, Pa.   
Current City: Los Angeles, Calif.

Porsche Briggs, 23  
Hometown: Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Current City: Miami Beach, Fla.
VIP Cocktail Waitress

Dominic Briones, 25
Hometown: San Mateo, Calif.
Current City: San Mateo, Calif.
College Student

Cassi Colvin, 26
Hometown: Allen, Texas
Current City: Nashville, Tenn.

Lawon Exum, 39
Hometown: Urbana, Ill.
Current City: Inglewood, Calif.
Legal File Clerk

Keith Henderson, 32
Hometown: Bolingbrook, Ill.
Current City: Bolingbrook, Ill.
Human Resources Mgr

Shelly Moore, 41
Hometown: Centerville, Ohio
Current City: Prairieville, La.
Outdoors Industry Exec

Adam Poch
, 39
Hometown: East Brunswick, N.J.
Current City: Hoboken, N.J.
Music Inventory Manager

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Posted by:Andrea Reiher

TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."