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Big Brother Gossip Show #314: Amanda Zuckerman Interview

We promised a very special post-season episode, and we really did deliver. For her first interview, Amanda Zuckerman appeared on our show and answered EVERYTHING! I mean everything, including answering the various rumors surrounding her in-house and out of house life.

You can grab this very special episode from the usual sources, including itunes and Stitcher.

I'd like to thank Amanda for her appearance, along with Mike and Colette for their interviewing skills! What fun this was!


Reader Comments (284)

Good lord, I am so disappointed. This is the first time I just quit listening to an interview. Colette and Amanda bashing Alissa over and over again was just too much. I wanted a dang interview not a bash session. I won't be back for any other so called interviews.
September 22, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAnya
We're in our early 60's, married almost 45 yrs. and are huge BB fans. This year stunk, mostly due to Gina Marie. Amanda singlehandedly made the entire show for us! Adore her ( and McCrae ). The interview you all did with Amanda was golden, just golden! Can't thank you enough. That's the way to wrap up the season. Many, many thanks.
And Amanda, we owe you many thanks also. We loved you the very first night we saw you. You're the most 360 human we've seen in years. You're beautiful, hilarious and smart, which made most of them insanely jealous of you. They're loss. We enjoyed the heck out of you and we were completely miserable after you left.
Hope that we'll see you in the future somewhere in the entertainment industry...the camera loves you!
Thanks again for being our new favorite BB player.
September 22, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMarteeni
Amanda proves she is nothing but trash in the interview. She should have been called out on her vile mouth and behavior in that house. Amanda wishes she could be half the woman Elissa is.
September 22, 2013 | Unregistered Commentermaryl
The game of Big Brother has gone downhill. I mean look at the people who are on the show nowadays? They accepted a Bachelor reject such as Amanda on the show. I think it speaks volumes when RESPECTABLE BB players such as Danielle Reyes only follow 3 people out of the whole cast of bb15 on twitter (she only follows Candice,Elissa, And Howard) IF you are a Amanda fan then i am going to automatically assume you do not respect Big Brother
September 22, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterFEEDSTER
McC is not that in to you. Your whole game and life is a lie.
September 22, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterme
Amanda remains the vile scum she is outside the house that she was in the house.
September 22, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMoore
Thanks for the interview. I hope to hear more from you guys. I think you have the best recap show out there. I look forward to seeing more Amanda. It really would be fun to see her and McCrea on The Amazing Race.
September 22, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterHolly
Regardless of the content, it would be nice if you guys actually let the guest speak instead of stepping all over their audio. I swear more than half of this 2+ hrs was you three stumbling to form sentences, re-formulating those same sentences several times, Amanda answering, and then you re-stating what she just said and tying it back into your original question. All that BS isn't needed. Ask the question and get outta the way.

We want to listen to the guest, not you. And it might help cut this down by about a third.
September 22, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterFIN
If you notice on Elissa's, Candice's, and Howard's twitter they don't even waste their fingers or mouth's mentioning Amanda and All she does is talk about them. This girl needs to get a life, get over it already.
September 22, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLOS
Can the people interviewing Amanda kiss her butt anymore??? LOL
They must be kissing her butt becuase she is the only one that would interview with them.
September 22, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterTito
Oh Forgot to say Amanda says Elissa wasn't liked in the house and we America were watching the live feeds 24/7.. And Elissa WON AFP YEP not Amanda... You would think that the bashing would of stopped or the consistent talking about Elissa would stop then I listen to your podcast.. So Sad!!!!!! Couldn't you get Elissa to come on to talk to and that is why you kept bringing her up...
September 22, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLynn
I agree with the majority. The interview was biased. Should be called a talk with our best bud Amanda Z. Amanda will never own up to where she went wrong. She was vile, ignorant and bullied others. At the beginning I was a huge fan then saw the "real Amanda". When Elissa decided to vote to keep her and she realized how mean she had been I saw what I thought a nice Amanda. Wrong. I really get pusses when the house guests say things were taken out if context. If anything Amanda having Alison Grodner(executive producer & mike boogie as good friends she was given a great edit considering what was really going on in the house. I hope her name is soon forgotten and her 5 min of "fame" goes away quicker than she gets an std!
September 22, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAnne
Disgusting! Horrible interview, totally skewed and full of mis-information. You made it personal as journalists! You just gave Amanda fuel and permission for her bullying, shame on you.
Aaryn was the first MVP nominee but she was already nominated, she was NOT HOH.
It was NOT Amanda's idea to use Elissa, when Mccrae first mentioned this to her in the HOH room Amanda spit at the idea. It was Spencer and Helen's idea!
September 22, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMissK
Well I will never get back those two and a half hours of my life. Its like you guys were watching a different show! Would have been great if Amanda would have owned up to her behaviour instead of focusing on the other house guests so much. In a couple of weeks people will be saying, "Amanda who?". Looks like your five mins are up.
September 22, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterjazz
Amanda is nuts . Amanda was just as racist as Aaryn . Youtube has all the clips . Amanda Zuckerman short clips . Omg all the men wanted her because she was so attractive . What planet is she on ? Both Amanda and Mc didn't shower or take a bath . They would wear dirty clothes and were pigs .Amanda the victim of Elissa's attracts ? She attacked everyone in the house . She was the all time racist bully . She had MC minute man or two minutes one time pizza boy she had to rape .OMG she is so nuts . She must have not taken her medication again . She was paranoid and would think of the weirdest things . Oh by the way . Jessie was flirting for someone to keep her in the house . MC was flirting back why ? Andy was bashing them so bad it was just as awful it was right up there with him bashing Elissa lol Does she not know she got fat ?
September 22, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDonna
what is the point of having a guest when the woman interviewer dominated the whole thing?
September 22, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterTM
I actually listen to the entire interview - Let me start out by explaining my bias - I was a Rachel fan BOTH seasons (even when everyone else hated her) - I agree she was crazy and I loved it about her lol - When Elissa came on - I automatically rooted for her bc she was Rachel's sister - But with Elissa being so weird on the feeds and pretty inactive early on - I no longer cared for her game (I started to enjoy Elissa more once Helen left &she was one of the few ppl willing to play her own game) - Watching the show and feeds initially - Amanda became my favorite player - she was kooky, blunt, unexpected and she made her DRs entertaining - I especially appreciated how she stood up to the "mean girls" and went to Aaryn about the racism (while most of the others discussed it behind her back)....

Unfortunately as time went on Amanda became more and more power hungry and vile - Anyone who didn't agree with her or do what she wanted (which she admits was pure manipulation to play Amanda's game) - she viciously bashed with the most violent & explicit language. It was uncalled for and ugly - when ever she didn't get her way she went crazy. Whenever people had there own mind in the game "it didn't make sense" to her until she came up with a petty reason for them - Howard ONLY wanted her out bc he was jealous of McCrae, GM ONLY wanted her out bc she was jealous of McCranda etc..(notice a trend).. Her arrogance in the end was her downfall - she constantly (and still as apparent in this interview)- underestimates those who saw her for who she admits to being and would not play her game.

And her racist remarks were horrifying - especially in light that she was so conscious of Aaryn's bigotry - she went on to make a joke of it - paint Candice as someone who was over reacting - it was a shocking 180 - and incredibly dissapointing to witness - especially as an initial fan. I initially rooted for Amanda - I wanted to be able to root for her again - because she was a master manipulator who played the game and stirred the house - and a woman (let's be honest) - but her vile bigotry and unnecessary bashing - made it unconscionable for me...

Sorry my comment is so long - but hey I listen to this long a#$ podcast ;) - I was hoping there would be one challenging question - one question on the seemingly bratty behavior, the violent bashing, challenging of her delusion - but as others have stated above this was long smooch session on Amanda's rear end (extended Elissa bashing) - and while I still find Amanda to be a captivating character - I remain dissapointed in her lack of self-awarness and humility & even more dissapointed in this completely biased & poorly frame podcast.

I think Amanda and Elissa were both dynamic & unique characters - and both at times have extreme delusion - so I was looking forward to them being challenged in their interviews - This interview could have just been Amanda stating her opinion - because there was no challenge - or real purpose to the interviewers - I hope you reconsider your style - This was my first time tuning in - not sure I'll give you 2+ hours again...
September 22, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMelyorkie
This was maybe the best interview with a HG after the season. So much behind the curtain stuff. Complete honesty and no holds barred. Just whar we as #mccrandamafia expected from Amanada. Thats why we love her.
She has flaws but she is the first to admit to them. So many here didnt even listen to the podcast and bashed Amanda without even hearing what she said.
Some people STILL cant handle simple truths only because they dont like her personally.
Great job focusing on stuff we didnt get to see on the feeds, I was amazed that she even answered production questions so openly.
Concusion: A MUST LISTEN for every BB fan whether u loved or hated Amanda.
For me personally the season was over and boring after she was evicted. She was the star of the season and i have no doubt she will be asked back if there is another All Stars.
Gz to BBgossip for scoring that interview u guys propbably wont get a better one anytime soon.
September 22, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMarcus
This is Amanda's interview, but all I kept hearing during the whole thing is: Elissa, Elissa, Elissa, Elissa, Elissa, Elissa. These 'interviewers' are just as obsessed as the houseguests were.
September 22, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterrara
Contrary to the majority of commenters here, I actually listened to the whole podcast. I appreciated Amanda's willingness to talk about any subject, including things no one saw on the feeds (during fish time and behind the scenes production) and her honest answers.

I don't understand the host bashing here. Since when does being a fan of a houseguest disqualify someone from asking questions? Yes, the hosts liked Amanda, but it didn't stop them from asking sensitive questions. They didn't shy away from any subject w/Amanda who didn't shy away from honestly answering.

While I wasn't crazy about how aggressive Amanda became in the latter part of the season because I thought it hurt her personally and her game, I commend her for acknowledging her behavior and apologizing for it. While fans see things they don't like or are personally sensitive about, it doesn't mean the houseguests feels the same way. WE didn't live with them. Saying we saw what happened on the feeds is NOT the same as living in very close proximity to someone for 3 months. We have no right to judge how they interpreted certain situations - some personalities clash, some mesh, but we're in no position to judge which ones work and which don't and then criticize them for it - it's what makes BB so great!

As for the comments above about not believing Amanda that other houseguests didn't like Elissa -- you've obviously not read or listened to other interviews because almost ALL of them have said the same things about her. She was widely disliked in the house due to her awkward behavior, her passive-aggressive personality and comments, and her elitist attitude. Yet, almost ALL of them have also said that she's a good person and they like her. That speaks volumes about their good character and not so well about some of the commenters who refuse to see past what happened in the house.

Thanks again for the podcast. It was indeed a good one! I can't wait for more with the BB15 cast!
September 22, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSmitty
September 22, 2013 | Unregistered Commentertink
Hi, I loved the interview. I thought Amanda did a great job and I must agree that she should replace Jeff in the backyard interviews.

I like Jeff, he's adorable but he sure asked them some softball questions. Any more interviews with the HGs planned?
September 22, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSheila
Gavin I'm not sure if ur reading amandas post or fantisizing about it because she is NOT bashin alissa in her posts. She has. even said she apoligized to her. try reading them again
September 22, 2013 | Unregistered Commentertammy jeffery
you know some ppl are fans of both amanda and elissa but being out of the house and still talking shit and bashing makes us not like amanda more and more if it was about game moves about the games but still taling personal shows what a not classy person she is no wonder abc didnt want her for there show bachelor
September 22, 2013 | Unregistered Commentercc
I listened to the whole 2.5 hours - it was an interview of Amanda saying what she wanted to say to try to change perceptions of her. Much of what she asserted was not backed up by fact, and many times what she said was in contradiction to what we saw on the live feeds and from other HGs interviews. Example, she wants us to believe Elissa was drunk each time there was alcohol, but as we all know that would have been impossible considering how little alcohol they were actually given and the number of people it was shared amongst.

Why does Amanda, despite being Jewish, think that Jewish people cannot say things that are racist? Amanda said many racist things, things that she should not have said. Just because she is Jewish didn't change the fact that she said them, they were still racist statements that should not have been said. Jewish people can be racists.

There is also no way that Amanda knows all that she thinks she knows, she isn't privy to everyone's conversations that were had in the house. She has had no time to listen to all the live feeds.

I think Amanda is deluding herself because she is too weak to deal with the reality of her own actions.
September 22, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDanielle
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