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Saturday, July 4, 2015

I'm Back!!!

Ok, so part two of my big film adventure is over and I'm back on my couch with the feeds on my laptop and my overly-packed DVR on my big screen. With the help of Colette's blog and a few other sites, I did keep up with what was happening in that psycho Big Brother house. All I can say is that this cast is half nutjobs (Audrey, Day, Austin, etc.) and half complete bores (Meg, Shelli, Becky, etc.). For my purposes, I want the nutjobs to last as long as possible.
Due to the holiday, however, there will not be an episode of the Big Brother Gossip Show this weekend. I'm sorry that we couldn't work out an alternate day/time for the broadcast, but we'll be back next week with our wacky take on everything that happens on the live feeds!
Now go drink up, light some fireworks, and fight with your neighbors. That's what the Fourth of July is all about!

Friday, July 3, 2015

Catching you up..... cause we've been busy!

Hey guys,

Without Ash about this season to keep you all up to date this sites been a bit slow I know and my apologies. We are working to remedy that I promise.  Hopefully you have been following myself, Scott and John on twitter as well of course as Colette from www.colettelala.com as she posts almost daily 'updates' with a her snarky, literal license enhanced twists. Our twitters are respectively @bbgossip @bigbrothrgossip, @uselesstraffic and @colettelala

We can fly by the past week because as you shoud know, Jace is now the next Surfer Dude (BB15 David and BB11 Braden in previous seasons) that was first out the door.

Audrey is in really hot water but I think she will be safe this coming week. I have thought that going into Thursday night's show but I am even more confident as I sit here writing this Friday morning and here is why......

As you should have seen, Becky and Shelli, two HGs that readily admitted to each other they barely knew what was going on last week were crowned HoH's at the end of Thursday's show.  They both quickly came up with their nominees:

  • Becky wanting to target Audrey with a backdoor plan by nominating Steve and Jason and then hoping they would then throw the Battle of the Block (BoB) competition thus staying nominated and she then could in theory put up Audrey with a POV re-nom, assuming both Audrey didn't win it and someone that wanted her out did win it and used it.
  • Shelli meanwhile took the straight forward approach and nominated Davonne and John - her target being Davonne (even though Becky and some others think/thought Shelli was also in on the backdoor Audrey plan).  Davonne is seen as a weak competitor so Shelli and her co-hoh/showmance Clay decided it was best just to get her nominated.
Once nominations were over very early on Friday morning the BoB competition was held and Davonne was so bad at it that John apparently didn't have to work too hard to throw it (Shelli asked him to, having filled him in on the plan to go after Davonne).  With Steve and Jason winning the BoB, Becky is no longer HoH and both Jason and Steve are safe for the rest of the week.

The HGs then went to bed and currently are mostly up or napping and waiting to draw names for the POV competition.  If Davonne or Jason don't win it then she will be in trouble come Thursday.

The "Last Laugh" twist has not been introduced yet - so we aren't not sure how that will play out - but if the entire house gets on the 'vote out Davonne' train, 3 nullified votes won't be much help.

And there you go - all caught up on the nitty gritty details.

Until I know more - catch you on Twitter!!

-Mike aka @bbgossip

UPDATE 4:45pm Friday.  Johnny won the POV competition. He plans to use it on himself, the POV ceremony won't likely be until Sunday since tomorrow is the 4th so there is lots and lots of time for a replacement nominee to be decided. I also forgot to mention that on Thursday after the show the Have Nots were picked - only they weren't picked - Steve, James, Meg and Jason all volunteered.


Sunday, June 28, 2015

Big Brother Season 17, Episode 3 Recap

Generally speaking, the Sunday show is the weaker of the week's trio of broadcasts. There's always a lot of filler such as the insipid "who wants to see my HOH room" segment, or showmance segments (real or fake).
The first Sunday airing of the year, though, is a huge exception. It's actually one of the most interesting broadcasts for the simple fact that it's the only look of the first seven days of the season before the feeds are turned up. Yes, there was footage from the house on Wednesday and Thursday's shows, but they were extremely limited. We saw them come into the house, followed by introductions, and then the HOH competitions. That was it.
Even after three days of feeds, there are a lot of unanswered questions that tonight's show will hopefully answer. Why are people suspicious of Steve? What happened between Da'Vonne and Clay? How did Clay end up primarily hanging out with Meg instead of the other thirsty girls? Most importantly, how did Jace turn Austin into a douchebag?
We should also get a confirmation that Liz is the twin twist for this season. Some people still have some questions about this "fact", but as I said on last night's Big Brother Gossip Show, I'm 100% convinced it is her.
Before we get to the show, though, I have a little programming note. Due to a prior commitment to help a director friend on a music documentary, I will be away from the feeds and show airings this week. Thus, there will not be recaps of this Wednesday and Thursday's shows. Sorry, folks, but I get to witness one of my favorite songwriters, Lydia Loveless, record her next album.
With that out of the way, let's get to tonight's episode! After the first airing of the brand new intro (zzzz), and the typical overlong recap, Seriously, folks, it was two minutes long. That may not seem like much, but it should never be more than 30 seconds...especially this early!
We start off with The Amazing Race guy signing off, and Day (which is what I'm going to call Da'Vonne from now on) believing this "is going to be something good for me". Vanessa says she'll "bet it means something good for me". Meg, of course, is oh so excited about everything. Jeff is disappointed that Jackie didn't win HOH, so it's important "for both of us to decrease the target on our backs".
Funky music comes on now as Jace and Austin begin their bromance. It's so disapointing to hear them talk about "bro-codes". Seriously, Austin, break away now!!! And it goes on and on and on!
Then we get to the dreaded "who wants to see my HOH room" segment. *sigh* I guess it's already time for a pee break. I guess it's a bit more interesting than normal as we get our first look at the HOH, although Jace ruins it with more bro-talk. Yeah, you're going to get the "babes" for sure.
Serious music is then heard as the two HOH's begin to plot a bit. Neither of them really know anything about any of the fellow house guests. Jason doesn't really like Steven, and he doesn't believe that Jason is a dentist. "He's a little weird, too", replies James as we get a shot at John flossing. They then talk about how Jace has a "good social game", and that he's already everybody's friend. Jason adds that his biggest threats will be the big dudes, and we get an air guitar shot from Austin and Jace. Ugh. He doesn't want to put them up right away, though, because then "I'm setting myself up for the worst game play ever". Girls, though, "take a little bit longer for their mask to slip". In the diary room, James says he has high hopes for working with Jason.
We shift downstairs to the two Amazing Race players, which is already more screen time than Jackie has gotten on the live feeds over the course of three days. She says she's cool with James....and Jason. Yep, she doesn't know their names. "Yeah, I haven't talked to anybody", she confesses. Jeff then gives a little backstory in that their relationship isn't the best these days. He's worried that they'll be targeted just because they've had a TV appearance already, and he wants to distance themselves so they don't "seem like a pair". Audrey then walks in, and the scene ends.
John is then seen talking about how he has terrible pickup lines, and Liz gives him a helpful hint. Then out of the blue, Steve asks if she's wearing "space pants". What are space pants? "Your butt's out of this world!" Oh, it's a pickup line! Good one, dweeb! The entire room laughs.
There's a quick shot then of three girls talking when we hear the dreaded "Big Brother Takeover" sound bite. They all rush into the living room, and Phil is again on the screen. He tells Vanessa and Day that on the Amazing Race there's a "fast forward" twist that allows teams to skip to the next pit stop. "Inspired by that, I'm introducing a twist called 'The BB Fast Forward'." They get immunity for the week, and Day goes nuts! They also get to pick another house guest to be immune for the week. Day's not completely happy with this. "My job was to sit back, be pretty, and be safe this week. Now I've got to make a choice." They get thirty minutes to decide.
Vanessa announces she's going into the hammock room, and people can come talk to her. She tells us that "as a poker player" (I'm going to get sick of that), she has to make "the best of the cards she's dealt", and that she wants to choose somebody who is likely to be the next HOH. Shelli is the first to come talk to her, and Shelli claims that she's a strong competitor. Clay and Audrey are the next shown, and Vanessa tells both of them that there's no way they're going home this week. Vanessa wants somebody who is strong, and she is then shown talking to Austin.
Meanwhile, Day is talking to Shelli. Day doesn't want to use it on her or Audrey, as she also believes she's likely to be safe this week. Shelli is kind of pissed that Day isn't going to use it on one of her alliance members. Day explains in the diary room that she's not going to do that because "I don't want to blow up my spot". Audrey is not happy about this either, complaining that "I don't want to be vulnerable". Day continues to talk to people, and Steve complains that "James is avoiding me". Day tells him that he's "giving off an Ian vibe", and that scares people since Ian won. Day advises him to "up his social game". Liz is brought on, and tells Day that she promises to keep her safe. "If you take me with you, I'm going to get the next HOH and you're safe with me". John is asked what he'll do if he wins HOH, and he says he'll go after guys. She also asks if he's really a dentists, and he confirms it. She still doesn't believe him. "You want me to pull my retainers out and prove it", he asks.
Day then announces that she's chosen to save Liz, who is elated. Vanessa then says she's saving Austin, who is "not surprised, but I'm going to act like it". He's not afraid to part ways. Day says in the diary room that she chose Liz because she was the only one who promised something, and Shelli is pissed. With that we head to the first commercial break!
When we return, it's time for more bromance crap as Austin and Jace pretend to call each other. Enough!!! This is oh so disappointing!!! They're even calling each other "Shelltown"!!! NOOOOOOOO! (Although I'm a bit happy to hear Austin say that part of the reason he likes hanging out with him is that Jace's big mouth makes him a bigger target.)
Moving on, Shelli scoots herself into the indoor hammock that will be removed before the next episode of clips hits the air. Clay comes in, and Shelli's panties are immediately moist. Oh, she loves the little Texas football player. She informs him that she was once married, but Clay just LOVES older women. He then tells her how much he loves his mama, and the scent of love is in the air. Well, the scent of cougar lust. She says she completely trusts him, but shuts up as Day walks by.
Day then rushes to Audrey to tell her that she's nervous about Shelli, and she must be placed in the "outer ring" of their alliance. "Make her still think she's a part of it", because her love for Clay will make her unreliable. Day's spot on. Audrey, though, is happy that Jason is the HOH, since they're "bonded by culture". "He wants to go for big targets." Both of them are worried about the big boys, and Audrey wants Jace out first. We then see Audrey talking to Jason about what the two HOH's are thinking, and he informs her she has nothing to be worried about. Audrey really wants to go after Jace, especially since he'll be a competition beast.
After more commercials, we get Steve and Day talking together. Steve really wants to work with her, because she's quiet and observant. Also, nobody would expect the two of them to work together. He does tell her that he loves her as he walks away, and catches himself. She smiles to herself after he leaves the room.
James now tells Audrey that she has nothing to worry about, and Day interrupts them...followed by Jason. Day says that the four of them "have a good vibe", and Audrey adds that it's "diverse". Audrey asks who they have discussed, and James talks about how Jace is a "beast". Jason, though, says that he has to be a backdoor nomination. He's popular, though, so they have to go talk to other people.
First, James goes to Jackie, and tells her that "she looks really amazing in a bikini". He informs her that there is a backdoor plan in motion, but he may have to put her up to make that happen. Jason makes a similar pitch to John, who isn't comfortable with it but "will roll with it and see what happens". They both ask Meg who she wants to see evicted, and she's as wishy-washy as expected. They tell her she may be up as a pawn, though, which scares her a bit. Becky then makes her first appearance of the night, and she's in on the plan. Jason, however, is not happy that James can't keep his eyes off her bikini-clad body. Finally, Steve is approached, and he says he's afraid of being a pawn because he believes he's a target. As a Big Brother historian, he knows this is a potential mistake.
It's now nomination time, and they have yet to retire the script for this segment. The two stare at the wall, and head upstairs with their nomination boxes. They head back downstairs, and everybody is gathered around at the round table. Jason announces him noms first, and they're John and Becky, because his "personal connection" hasn't been so strong. John then reveals that his two nominations are Steve and Jackie, and he says he's "pretty sure you'll both get yourselves off the block". There's the usual diary room blather from the nominees, and Jace believes that his fabulous social game will keep him safe. Audrey and Day head into the storage room to dance around.
Steve then heads into the sauna room (or whatever it's called) to talk to his fellow nominee. It's really a nothing conversation since Jackie has little to say. She says they're going to win, and they hug it out.
Becky, meanwhile, is crying because she had too much confidence that she wouldn't be nominated. Jason brings her into the sauna room, and he tells her again that she's not his target.
It's now Battle of the Block time, and it's a high rise set. They're to "build" a new skyscraper, hauling blocks across a balance beam that involves a middle section that rotates. Oh, and there's also a "wrecking ball". Right after Jackie says she's good at this type of thing, we see her fall. In fact, there's lots of falling mixed with childish sound effects. Let's just skip ahead to the end. Steve has lots of issues, but makes a correction that helps himself. Yes, he crawls across the beam. It doesn't really matter, though, as John and Becky win. Jason has been dethroned, and the show then ends.
So how was tonight's broadcast? Were you questions answered? Do you hate the bromance as much as I? And why wasn't the twins reveal made tonight? Comment, my friends and enemies!




Saturday, June 27, 2015

Big Brother Gossip #502: Ride Or Die

The first two shows have been aired, and we've sat through two full days of live feeds. Tonight, Mike, Colette, and Scott discussed everything that's happened so far, including emotional breakdowns, idiotic alliance names, a few bad words, and a house full of parnoid houseguests.
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Thanks to Mike and Colette for all their work on tonight's show. We had some technical issues, but I guarantee this is one of the better ones!

The Audrey and Da'Vonne Show!!!

So we had our first full day of feeds, and I couldn't be more confused!
To tell a bit of the story, you have to go back to the first CBS episode. Remember when Audrey and Da'Vonne (along with Shelli) made their super-powerful girl power alliance? Well, technically it still exists but the two don't trust each other as far as they can throw them.
Actually, neither trusts anybody, and there stems the problem. Friday's feeds started with Audrey planting some bugs in Clay's ears, while at the same time Da'Vonne was doing the same with Austin and Liz (or her twin sister, which is why from now we're going to call "them" Jiz). The Da'Vonne conversation is the more interesting of the two, as she admits that she wants to get Audrey out of the house, but doesn't want to be the person who nominates a transgender.
Otherwise, it's a typical boring morning in the Big Brother house. A bunch of them do a little yoga, and the feeds go down for the POV. The hopes for the POV is for Steve to lose, and Jace to believe that Jeff will be the replacement nominee. Then he'll be shocked to be backdoored! (And it would be a true backdoor, as he didn't participate in the POV.)
The plan sort of backfired, as Steve indeed won the "technotronics" competition by spelling "trombonist". This is when the house went nuts.
You would think that since nothing is truly set in stone, Audrey would remain quiet and just skate through the week. Oh no!!! She begins questioning everybody. First, it's Jeff and Clay, and then she runs upstairs to confront Jason and Da'Vonne. From there, she's downstairs with Austin and Jace. There's talk of a house meeting, but Austin and Jace talk her out of it. James and Jiz are also brought in.
There's also an interesting little subplot in all of this that's a bit disturbing. Steve has been missing from almost all of these conversation. In fact, he seems to just awkwardly be bumbling around the house all day, trying oh so hard to make friends. Well, Hurricane Audrey told Da'Vonne that it was him that was spreading rumors of Da'Vonne talking trash about Audrey.
Da'Vonne confronts Steve, who hems and haws that he has no idea what she's talking about. Later, Audrey is informing him of a few things, and just as he mentions that people had spread a lie about him and Da'Vonne, she walks into the room. She gives him a little stinkeye, and is back out of the room as quickly as she entered.
All of this carries on throughout most of the night. Audrey questions this person and that person, inlcuding Da'Vonne once again at some point. A few dozen different alliances are created, and they get to share six beers and two bottles of wine. Steve gets interrogated again at 3:30 am by an angry Jace, and it's a disturbing conversation.
So that's a short version of the day. Listen to us talk about all of this tonight on the Big Brother Gossip Show at 9 pm ET!!!

Friday, June 26, 2015

The First Night In The Big Brother 17 House

Its just after midnight and the feeds have been on for all of three hours.

We already know so much that won't be revealed until Wednesday at the earliest.  And some things that may not be revealed for weeks. 

Here are the basics as I know them.  For me its 3:30 in the morning so excuse me if its a bit sloppy....

The HGs are getting ready for the POV competition tomorrow or Saturday so we need to catch you up on who is where and won what.  It turns out James nominated Jackie and Steve and Jason nominated John and Becky.  Then apparently John and Becky defeated Jackie and Steve in the Battle for the Block so they were saved and James became the official HoH.

Today James got to pick the Have Nots and it looks like he selected five (these 5 are definitely not in the big alliance that has appeared to form): Jace, Austin, Vanessa, Liz and Davonne.  The Have Not room is designed to look like a dentist office and the Have Nots have to sleep in dentist chairs.


The Power of Veto competition will take place Friday or Saturday.  It turns out that the majority of the house wants Jace gone. Jace appears to be clueless and thinks that the house is going after Steve - or if Jace has his way - Jason. 

It appears to me that the house currently (loosely) shakes out as follow if I had to divide them up.

Jace and Austin seem to be very tight - over the top tight.
Liz, Vanessa and Davonne are also have nots and all Have Nots seem to be NOT in the main alliance.

Steve is nominated and if Jackie is to be believed he is the more likely to be voted out before her.
Not sure where John falls or Becky.

Jackie and Jeff are working together.... and Jackie appears close to James, Shelli, Jason, Clay, Audrey and Meg

Thats all 16.... We will know much more in the next day or two.

(Follow up - Davonne was in a HoH conference with many in the big alliance so looks like she might be a part of that alliance too)

Jace and Austin are so overconfident in their situation.  If things go as expected Jace will be stunned and Austin really mad when Jace is voted out - assuming he gets nominated.

On the mystery twin front -  I am now solidly in the camp that thinks its Liz (and her twin Julia) - I think they may have even switched tonight as I noticed Liz's bandanna completely change (I realize Liz may have just reset it but we are looking for any clues.

Here she is on the left around 9:20pm and then about two hours later. Could this be two different people?



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Thursday, June 25, 2015

And We're Live!

At exactly 9 PM Big Brother time, the live feeds were flicked on, and just as last year the house had a little surprise for us. Everybody gathered in the living room, and proceeded to individually jump around and throw shout outs to everybody. And I mean everybody. It went on and on and on.
As always, it was a bit of a mess. Besides Jace and Austin's screaming, various other people were just babbling nonsense. After a bit, though, "Jaustin" (ugh) broke it down for us. Jason was dethroned as HOH in the BOB, which means James is HOH. Steve and Jackie are his nominees. Austin is safe from eviction because Vanessa's "reward" for sitting out the HOH competition was the power to grant a person safety. (BTW, Vanessa also had a breakdown tonight as she misses her boo.)
In between even more shout outs, the pair talked about wanting to backdoor Jeff because he's "shady". There was also talk about bringing James, Clay, and Audrey into their groups. Or maybe Liz. If I had listened longer, it probably would have included almost everybody.
Meanwhile, at almost the same time downstairs the talk was to actually back door Jace. James, Shelli, and Jackie want him gone, mainly because he "thinks he runs the house'. Well, I'm sure there are more reasons, as he's annoying as hell, but that's what Jackie said in the discussion. They are also worried about his physical capabilities.
Otherwise, it's mainly just hanging out so far. It's a night of small talk...and shout outs. Please, Big Brother do something about it. I may take a break for awhile.