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Wednesday
Sep152010

The Final Countdown

Here we are - the final day of the Big Brother 12 season. The feeds will be turned off later today and the winner will be crowned tonight.

I always get a little sad on the final day because I know it won't be until next summer that I can feed my obsession. Well, except for that Big Brother 9 anomaly but I digress. I won't lie to you and tell you that I thought Big Brother 12 was the best season ever. I actually think it was the worst ever.

Most of the hamsters were boring. The original saboteur twist was a bust thanks to Annie being evicted first. The second saboteur twist with Ragan was just plain stupid. The Brigade alliance never imploded on itself. Hell, the Brigade alliance was never even figured out by the others. (And don't tell me that Ragan knew because he really didn't.)

The worst parts of this whole season? The over-production of the television shows INCLUDING the diary room clips. The same old tired competitions. And the constant bubbles for those of us who pay for the live feeds to be able to see more than the people who watch just the TV episodes. And Grodner or the powers that be should change the schedule back to Thursday - Sunday - Tuesday!

I can't really remember any bright spots of the season other than the back-to-back endurance competitions at the beginning of the season. Oh, and I found it fairly amusing that Rachel and Brendon (even though they were annoying) were able to keep themselves in the house for as long as they did.

Part Three of the final HOH competition will be held live on the show tonight and I fully expect Lane and Hayden to take each other to the end and dump Enzo. I also fully expect Hayden to win Big Brother after that happens.

Before I end this post, I would like to thank Mike and Scott and everybody else here for giving me a Big Brother home this season. After the unfortunate demise of Silly Hamsters, Big Brother Gossip was my go-to spot and they welcomed with open arms. So thank you!

So let's get on with it. Who do you think will win Big Brother 12? Were there any bright spots for you this season? What did you think was the worst part? Is there anything you would change for next season? Let me know what you think about it all in the comments!

Thursday
Aug262010

Would You Rather

To celebrate tonight's super fantabulous Double Eviction episode, I think we should play a little game of 'Would You Rather'.

There's only one simple rule to the game and it's that you have to pick only ONE of the choices. No funny business of not picking either or changing one of the choices or anything. You have to pick one! So post your choices in the comments and let's have some fun with it!

Would you rather...

#1 - Dye Britney's hair purple or shave Rachel's head?

#2 - Listen to Enzo crack jokes for 24 hours or listen to Kathy talk about her son for 24 hours?

#3 - Accompany Ragan to the clubs in West Hollywood or hang out with Rachel in her favorite club in Vegas?

#4 - Be handcuffed to Annie all day or handcuffed to Monet all day?

#5 - Spend a day at work with Ragan or a day at work with Andrew?

#6 - Work out with Brendon or play tackle football with Lane?

#7 - Pluck all of Matt's eyebrows out or shave Hayden's moppy hair?

#8 - Be the Public Relations person for Rachel or the PR person for Ragan?

#9 - Drop Matt into a big tank filled with piranha or put Ragan into a cage with a grizzly bear?

#10 - Tape Enzo's mouth shut so he can't eat or talk for 24 hours or blindfold Britney so she can't see for the next 24 hours?

Friday
Jul092010

First Thoughts

I LOVE this part of the Big Brother season so much!  Getting to know the little hamsters and comparing them to our initial impressions pre-season.  Figuring out who's aligned with who and who wants who out.  Learning about their little quirks and everything else that makes them so unique.

So it's at this moment in time that I find myself sitting here with one of my headphone earbuds in listening to the oh so glorious music of FOTH (while they have the POV competition) and trying to figure out the last 16 hours or so.  The premiere show itself was good last night.  I had a great time chatting it up with everybody in the SH chat room waiting for the live feeds to begin.  And then the feeds began.

What a downright mess that was!  To be so happy and mad all at the same time was pretty damned sucktastic.  If you follow me on Twitter then you know how pissed off I was.  The audio on my live feeds worked when I could finally load up one of the streams but forget about the video.  I felt like I was back on a dial-up internet connection! Real Networks did some tweaking to things late late last night and it does seem to have helped some for me but come on already.  Give me my RealPlayer back!!!

As far as the hamsters go, we've got a pretty lively bunch so far.  Not as lively as BB9 thank goodness but a good group nonetheless.  There's already a showmance going on between Brendon and Rachel (that happened within 24 hours of entering the house!).  Rachel was in such a giving mood last night that she even provided Brendon a little comfort down below with her hand.  Speaking of Brendon and Rachel, they're are the first two to be nominated this season.  I'm still not sure exactly why Hayden nominated them but their romance/sexmance seems to be part of the reason.

Andrew seems to be the outcast so far this season for a combination of reasons.  He doesn't seem to have much skill in the female department and has been accidentally on purpose (haha!) been making weird comments to the girls.  It didn't help his cause either when somehow his head found itself under Annie's blanket and on her crotch right before the live feeds and Big Brother After Dark began.  Thanks a lot Andrew for making us listen to that wannabe mime (she really pancakes the foundation on) bitch for the first hour non-stop.  But hey, at least she didn't bitch all night like I did!  Zing!

The others also seem to know almost nothing about Andrew's religion so what do the hamsters do when they're ignorant about something?  They make snide comments behind the person's back instead of asking questions and learning something face-to-face.  If you're a politically correct singsong Sally out there, their behavior might offend you.  Me?  I'm watching for entertainment so I could give two hoots if they learn anything about his Judaism.  Bring the perverted outcast Jew on!

Thankfully, the house isn't split up into two huge alliances battling it out mafia-style already like the past couple of seasons.  There seems to three or four small alliances with some double agent action mixed in.  Annie is the biggest shit-stirrer in the house so far.  She's constantly flitting around telling people who said what (sometimes correctly and sometimes purposefully incorrectly) and has her nose so far up Hayden's ass she can probably smell the food he's chewing.

Kristen and Ragan seem to have a little friendship going on.  Andrew wants Enzo's friendship but Enzo ain't havin' any of that bizness.  Monet and Annie are definitely working against each other.  Rachel and Monet definitely don't like each other.  Rachel's constant nervous laugh gets on almost everybody's nerves.  Kathy has taken on the role of a busted up den mother (have you seen those bruises on her arms?).  Lane likes to hit on the ladies.  Enzo and Britney might be battling it out to become the clown of the house this season.

And the saboteur?  Who knows.  The house doesn't really seem to be that interested right now in who the saboteur is.  Most think it's Andrew (I highly doubt it) and seem to be gunning for him next week.  He might want to think about winning that whole HOH thing.  I would definitely find it hilarious if he did become the next HOH because I'd like to see them all kiss up to his outcast ass.

So what are your thoughts on things so far?  Let us know in the comments!

Thursday
Jul082010

The Big Brother 12 Premiere Was Here!

Annie likes Britney. Hayden likes Kristen. Matt lied about himself. Enzo likes Rachel's boobs. Ragan seems to like Brendon a little bit. Kristen likes Hayden. Rachel has no clue about the Jewish religion. Andrew lied about himself. Enzo is worried about the law. Britney is engaged. Annie likes Enzo. Ragan lied about himself. Britney loves Ragan because he's "obviously a flaming homosexual." Annie didn't reveal her bisexuality. Let's toast!

Yes, tonight was the start of Big Brother 12. Can you say interesting? I thought the show tonight was one of the better premieres in recent years. The hamsters seem to be intriguing so far but not so dramatic or vapid that I found myself hating any one of them just yet. That actually kinda depresses me! LOL!

Julie (hey girl!) revealed the saboteur twist early on.  The houseguests all seemed genuinely shocked and didn't give up much in the diary room.  Julie told them that the saboteur could sabotage an individual, a group, or all of them.  That could be important down the road I'd imagine.  She told them that if the saboteur is evicted before five weeks is up, that they would walk out with nothing. But if they make it, they could win $50,000.  It was fun watching them freak out about who it could be. And honestly, I have no clue who it is.  I think it's a female but that's about it.

Now let's get to the first Head of Household competition.  Julie told them they had to split into two groups of six but that meant one person sitting out.  And of course the person sitting out didn't have a shot at the first HOH title (you kidding? I would have sat it out too!).  Andrew immediately volunteered to sit out and wouldn't you know it, the Jewish guy had to wear a weiner.  It was plastic though so wouldn't it technically be kosher?

So the mustard (yellow) and ketchup (red) teams had to hang on to weiners to make it across the backyard.  There were quite a few face-plants in the process which made me laugh hysterically.  But the big news was that as people crossed they would be eligible for cash prizes.  The first one across on each team wins $10,000 but also loses the chance to become HOH.  To become HOH, the last person from the team that gets their weiner across the yard wins the HOH title.

In all of this, Andrew becomes safe from eviction this week because he chose to sit out the competition. Monet and Annie were the first members of their teams to make it across which means they've already won $10,000 this season (but Kristen really wanted it more than Annie).  Britney fell in the competition and hurt her knee (the other team replaced her with Kristen - not smart).  Hayden was the last person from the first team to make it across and won Head of Household. 

The rest of the show was full of Saboteur business.  You can go to the CBS site and choose who you think it is and find out with everybody else who it actually is on Thursday, July 15th in the first live show of the season.  We then got to see a little bit about the Saboteur making their appearance when the lights went out in the house.

Not one to let anything get by him, Enzo immediately thought it was an act of sabotage.  Gee, ya think? And Brendon then chose to brush his teeth in the dark.  Not suspicious is it?  Andrew chose to play pranks on the others in the dark.  Not suspicious either is it?  The 'hidden' saboteur, by way of the flat screen in the living room, informed the others after the lights came back on that the storage room had been locked and to sleep with their eyes open.  No soup for the hamsters!

The show closed with telling us that Sunday's show at 8:00 PM ET will show us who Hayden nominated for eviction.  On Wednesday 8:00 PM ET is the POV show.  And then on Thursday 8:00 PM ET we'll have the first live eviction of the season and also find out who the saboteur is.

So what did you think about the first show of the season? Anybody you like more or less after seeing them on TV? Who do you think the saboteur is?  And are you ready for the live feeds to begin in just a couple of hours?  Let us know in the comments!

Thursday
Jul082010

Happy Big Brother 12 Premiere Day!

It's that time of year that all of us Big Brother fanatics know and love! Tonight is the premiere of Big Brother 12!

I hope you stocked up on frozen pizzas for the family, finished spring cleaning, and bought the pets some extra food.  Did you already warn your family and friends about not bothering you during the show?  Do you have all of your favorite BB12 sites bookmarked and ready to go?  Psst, I hope you've bookmarked Big Brother Gossip by the way.

Big Brother begins tonight on CBS at 8:00 PM ET/7:00 PM ET and then, after the show finishes airing on the west coast, the live feeds will start.  If the first night of live feeds are like most previous seasons, they'll have booze and be acting a little crazy because they'll be aware that we are actually watching them.

Speaking of watching them, how we watch them will be very different this season.  Instead of watching them using RealPlayer, we will be watching them from within a web browser.  Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Opera, Safari - pick your poison.  I prefer Chrome myself (and if you use Chrome, you can pin the live feeds to the top of the screen in their own tab using this handy extension called DeskPins).

The website you'll be using to watch the live feeds themselves are: http://superpass.real.com/big-brother/live-feeds.  So be sure to bookmark it!  And yes, you'll still need to sign up through Real Networks to watch the feeds.  Real Networks began broadcasting this season's FOTH (if you don't know what that is then Google it) last night and even broadcast a video chat with Chelsea and Missy.  It was obvious they were still working on getting things straightened out then but they were working on things late into the night and I hope the kinks get taken care of before tonight.

I will be creating a Fafarazzi group so that all of us can compete against each other again this season.  If you're new to Fafarazzi, you'll need to set up an account over there (it's free) and then pick your team here.  For those of you interested in chatting during the show tonight, you can do so either in the built-in chat room here (at the bottom right of the page in the bar) or at the old Silly Hamsters chat room located right here.  (I'll be in the old chat room tonight.)

Now that you're all set up all that's left to do is wait.  Study up on who's who over at the CBS Big Brother site so that you're familiar with the fresh faces tonight.  And why not take a dip in the pool here by posting a comment telling us how excited (or not?) you are about the new season and new hamsters?  Tell everybody what you're looking forward to and share your thoughts with your fellow campers.

Thursday
Jul012010

Where my gays at? BB12 Edition.

So, we're used to the stereotypical homosexual in the house.  What about this year?  I know the bowtie is on the "colorful side", but seriously, is Ragan my gay or am I doomed to live without!? 

Whereas I'm excited to see a hot bisexual chick completely fail at using her sexuality for any competitive gain, I need my gay drama most recently fulfilled by Kevin Campbell of BB11.  I miss that scarf-wearing little rascal.

P.S. Hayden's hipster mop top needs to go, or I can't enjoy him.  But I'll toooooooootally watch him sunbathe with Dame. 

UPDATE:

So he's so gay, thanks commenter, my suspicions (and lack of attention to detail) was at least correct. 

Here's why I think he's even awesomer.  Ragan is too successful and media connected to play the real game.  He has a podcast which airs on Sirius Satellite called Fox and the City and a blog found here http://www.raganfox.com/ He's my pick for shenanigan city. hmmm.

Tuesday
Jun222010

Evel Dick says Big Brother is still casting.

Thanks to HamsterDame's tweet  - I saw a re-post from Evel Dick's Myspace Page over on"Big Brother Game" (you following me?).  Dick (BB8) writes about a lot of stuff - the part I found interesting was his comment that Big Brother is still looking to cast at least one person.

Read on but be forewarned - Dick still has a potty mouth! ;)

 

Final thoughts on casting for this season…

I was very disappointed to hear that BB put out a last minute and I mean LAST FUCKING SECOND, call for cast members, I think today…

This means someone they wanted on the show was either vetoed by the upper suits, or someone or someone’s really fucked up right at the end (dumb mother fuckers) but it means that a week before they are to be sequestered that some random last minute choices will be made. I hate that. Not only because it took me 3 fucking years to get on the god damn show and these jerk off’s will get the same opportunity I worked so hard to get in 155 weeks less time, but because these choices are typically clueless about the show, period. They will be stumbling and bumbling around the internet and will be checking sites that promise to make you a reality star and end up going just because it is within walking distance of their job at the gym or because they are a toilet paper changing engineer in the building already, so between the fat guy they need to spray half a can of Lysol because the smell of his shit is creeping out of the toilet and the receptionist in the first office past out due to being overwhelmed by shit smell and the drunk guy that pissed all over the floor, they will go and see if they can get a free summer vacation on tv….

UUUuuuuuuughhhhh! So much goes into the entire process, I find it hard to believe they can find anyone worth a shit in a week, but they do it almost every year. I hear they are looking for a tattooed guy with fucked up hair and a shitty attitude…. where do they come up with this shit?

 

Same of Dick eh?  I hated/loved him on the show.  He was the best for telling us what was on his mind.

So what do ya think?  I think he has a point - it always sucks when you hear how many people are 'cast' for the show and have never even heard of it - or know how it is played - however there have also been some pretty decent players that figure it out as they go along and do really well.

Thanks to HamsterDame for catching the post by Big Brother Game and thanks to Dick for still taking the time to fill us in on whats up in the Big Brother world!

and now shameless plug time.... don't forget you can sign up now for the live feeds.  The "Early Bird" special is running now through July 7th and allows you to sign up for the entire season of the feeds for one low cost of $29.99.  That is the best deal running out there and all the Big Brother sites have the same deal.  So pick your FAVORITE site (me me!  pick me!) and click on the links to get your live feeds for the season.  Starting July 8th the only prices available will be $14.99 a month or $39.99 for 3 months - so you save a minimum of $10 by signing up now!  Every sign up is appreciated!

Sunday
Jun202010

Hello And Welcome To Big Brother Gossip!  

Welcome to Big Brother Gossip! 

With the HGs slated to move in the house in about two weeks for Big Brother 12 and the feeds set to begin not much after that, I wanted to chime in and greet the new faces and introduce myself to you.

First off, my name is "Mike" although I have always gone by nicknames on the various Big Brother sites I have been involved with.

I’ve been a fan of Big Brother since the first season where I was the original moderator on BigBrotherFanClub.com (which later became TVClubHouse.com ) when the owners asked me to help run the site.  That is where I got my first Big Brother related nickname, "Ryn" which was on a whim although it was close to my oldest son's name Ryan.

Before Big Brother Four I decided to start my own reality site as well and called it ilovereality.com – the site is still around and while I have stopped following EVERY reality show I still faithfully follow Big Brother on the site with daily live feed updates and recaps.

For Big Brother 7-10 I also wrote a blog for REAL called BigBrothersKeeper.com - alas that site was closed by Real after Season 10 :(

For some strange reason between Big Brother Eight and Nine I decided that working on three sites/blogs wasn’t enough and asked some friends to help me with yet another site and that is the site you are on now.  Here I decided to post with a different nickname, "IndyMike," which is related to my location (Indiana).  Big Brother Gossip is now entering its third season (seems like more!) and I am very excited.   An added bonus was being contacted by Lori aka “HamsterDame,” who I have known since we both called TVClubHouse our main hang out, and asking if we had room for her here @ BigBrother Gossip – as if my answer would be anything but YES!  Her former home SillyHamsters.com is still there but the updates have stopped after many many seasons.

Now with my mini bio mostly complete, why do I watch Big Brother and what makes this site different?

I seldom care who wins Big Brother – I usually seem to root for the under-dog just because its more fun to watch someone beat the odd than roll over the competition every week.  I can be critical of house guests but I also know they are real people and don’t hold things against them outside the house (I follow most HGs on twitter and wish them all all the success in the world!).  I don’t stop watching the feeds when my ‘favorite’ is eliminated – there always seems to be a good reason to tune in even if it is to roll my eyes.

If you are that type of fan, this site is for you – if you can call an HG stupid and know that it isn’t fighting words with your fellow fans you will do alright here.  If you feel the need to get personal with someone who doesn’t agree with your opinions, or can’t stand someone bad-mouthing your favorite you might want to move along to one of the MANY other Big Brother sites out there!

I think that is more than enough, I hope you enjoy your stay and feel free to comment!  I read everyone and can also be contacted directly at ilovereality@gmail.com  if you would prefer that.

Finally if you missed Scott and Lori's intro you can get to them here- Scotts:"Hello From Scott" HamsterDame's: "Hello Everybody"  (OOps - here is Lil's short one too "Hello Everyone!" keep an eye out for any other authors saying hello soon too!).

Thursday
Jun172010

The Big Brother Early Bird code is up. You can now sign up!

The Early Bird code is now active and you can get to it by clicking on any Live Feed link on this site.  The landing page will now show the 29.99 offer just like the image below.  Once you click on the 3 month plan the next page will include the discount code already filled in!

Early Bird Special Link

Once signed up you are DONE!  No more worries - you have the entire season and won't have to miss a minute because you procrastinated - and it won't EVER be any cheaper!

Hope you sign up via this site - but even if you don't please be sure to come back to discuss the feeds when the show starts!  I have my hopes high that this year will be a great one!

Wednesday
Jun162010

The new Big Brother commercial and CBS site - any secrets revealed?

Hi all - two new things Big Brother related came about on Wednesday.  CBS modified its official page to start getting it ready for the start of Big Brother 12 and they also put out a very brief new commercial that has people speculating like crazy.

First the website.  No BIG revelation there except maybe that there are thirteen little head and shoulder cartoons (seen at the left).  So does that mean there will be thirteen HGs this season?  Maybe.  Allison Grodner said last week in an interview that there would probably be 12-14.  Then again the thirteen images may simply be a placeholder for 12 or 14 pictures to be added in a week or so.

Then there is the commercial.  What has some people chattering is the fact that we see people in it and there are several that we don't know.  Watch for yourself thanks to long time Big Brother fan quirkydude:

So what do I get from that?  Actually not much, sorry!  I did take some screen caps to attempt to get a better look at the mystery people but my guess is that they are simply models hired by the producers for the commercial (thus the blurryness).

Looking at those screen caps - I don't see anyone I recognize - and to me the pool looks bigger than the backyard pool so I even wonder if the video was shot in the house.

What do you think?  Was it all a ploy to get the die-hards chattering?  Was it simply an new ad where they decided to get some new footage rather than old shots?  Or, could these really be potential house guests playing together more than three weeks before the show begins?

22 days the the start of Big Brother 12!