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Wednesday
Aug072013

Big Brother Season 15, Episode 18 Recap

A cone of shame. A clown-itard. Multiple tanning sessions. A contest to determine a place at a barbecue. Yes, tonight is going to be full of silliness.

Yet it won’t be all giggles. There will be a MVP nominee reveal that will revive a whole mess of paranoia, culminating in an extremely contentious POV competition that will bring the ugly side of at least two competitors. Yes, this will be a strange episode that will be talked about for quite some time. Or at least until tomorrow’s eviction.

Before we get to that silliness, though, we have to relive the moment GinaMarie nominated Candice and Jessie. GinaMarie says that Candice is “pretty much my target”, as she’s a rat and “drama queen”. Jessie is just a pawn. She goes on to utter stupidity about how New Yorkers “tell it like it is”. Stop this, diary room.

Candice says she’s “appalled” by GinaMarie’s comments, and admits that she feels like an outsider. We hear GinaMarie inform the girls that she wants to talk to them upstairs. Uh oh. Jessie is also bummed out about GinaMarie’s comments, and says she’s “going to fight hard to remain here”. Meanwhile, Amanda and Judd run into the cockpit room to make fun of GinaMarie’s speech.

Jessie is first to talk to GinaMarie, who compliments her about being a “beast” at POV. “You’re not going home.” Candice is her target, and she wants Jessie to remain cool for the week. Jessie says that she’ll definitely have her back.

Candice is downstairs, and Judd apologizes to her. Candice says she has “thick skin”, so none of this matters to her. GinaMarie then yells for her to come upstairs, but she really doesn’t want to. She does anyway, and complains about how “harsh” GinaMarie was to her. This is a dumb conversation that we covered on last week’s Big Brother Gossip Show. Neither of these two ladies are really good at speaking, and it’s pretty much all silliness. GinaMarie, though, somehow believes that this conversation is going to smooth things over.

Now we have the first moment of MVP discussion. Spencer seems to be the only one who truly believes that viewers are picking the third nominee, although he says in the diary room that he has no clue. Amanda is the one who is completely convinced that it’s not America, and she claims that the public wouldn’t vote her up. Even McCrae laughs at that comment. “I’ve been getting out all the mean people in the house. I don’t see why they’d put me up.” The rest of the room is speechless.

Jessie is now seen going up to the HOH room again, where everybody is hanging out. Nobody really talks to her, and Amanda complains about her sitting down next to McCrae. She calls for McCrae to move next to her, “which is annoying”. She then gets up and leaves the room, and McCrae says he doesn’t know what is wrong. “This is so high school it’s ridiculous.”

McCrae tracks her down in the bedroom, where she tells him he’s “annoying”. She brings up why he wouldn’t move next to her, and we then have a really silly argument. An annoyed McCrae finally gets up and walks away.

The next scene shows McCrae walking into the bathroom as Amanda is taking a shower, and the discussion carries on. “Girls like that drive me up the wall”, she says. She then complaisn that he’s not responding, and McCrae says in the diary room that she is now reminding him of past girlfriends. She asks if he’s mad at her, and he’s still quiet. “Can you talk, please. You’re driving me crazy.” He adds in the diary room that if he was to separate from her she would probably come after him. “Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned, and Amanda can scorn.”

After the first commercials, it is time to find out the identity of the third nominee. You probably already guessed, but it’s Amanda. She’s obviously not happy. “Why??? It doesn’t make any sense!” Meanwhile, Jessie is fighting back a smile. McCrae says that her attitude hasn’t been doing her any favors in recent days. The other plays in the competition are Judd and Spencer, with Aaryn as the host.

Now Candice and Elissa are giggling in the cockpit room, and Helen joins them. Helen tells Candice that she “needs to keep your brain focused’ to get herself off the block. They suddenly think that Judd is the MVP. Amanda is walking in, and Elissa asks if it is Judd. She agrees. “He just acts super weird.”

Amanda then pulls Judd aside and asks him if he’s MVP. He doesn’t reply, but says if he wins MVP he’s going to use it on Jessie. Amanda replies, “are you serious?” He then changes it to acting like he’s going to use it on Jessie, but actually use it on her. Amanda complains that he is being sketchy.

She then approaches Spencer to see if he’d use it on her, and he’s pretty non-committal. In the diary room, though, he’s not as afraid to say no way. “It would be like if the Joker went to Batman looking for help”. They promise to talk later about it, though.

Amanda then walks into the HOH, and GinaMarie hugs her and says that she didn’t expect it again. She wonders why anybody would do that, and McCrae says that it’s her own fault because of her attitude. Amanda doesn’t see it that way. “It is stupid. It doesn’t make any sense.” GinaMarie says that she would definitely use it on her, but she should win it herself.

For some reason, this makes Aaryn walk out the door, complaining that she’s so selfish. Amanda continues on, complaining that Aaryn is pissed because that would potentially put her up instead.

Andy is now in the storage room with McCrae, talking about how pissed Aaryn is about this. “In front of Aaryn, she should not be pushing for GinaMarie to use it on her.” McCrae then back upstairs, and tells GinaMarie to just keep it for herself. Guess who is right behind him, though?

Yeah, this isn’t going to go well. Amanda wants to know why he’s fighting to keep her on the block. Aaryn says the “same reason you’re worried is why I’m worried”. McCrae complains that Amanda thinks everybody owes her something, which they don’t.

Oh God, this is continuing. She’s now in the have-not room with tears, and Judd tells her not to worry. She starts yelling at McCrae again, and she refuses to understand their fight. “You need to stop your dictatorship in this relationship.”

It’s now time for the competition. The backyard is set up like a froggery (is that a word), which greatly pleases Judd. They have to sling their frogs into the pond, and the last place person in each round is out. They then pull a prize, which can be traded in for whomever is lower than them.

Jessie is up first, and gets a three. McCrae gets a five, Candice a 4, Judd a 8, Amanda a 23, and Gina completely misses the target. She’s out, and her prize is the veto! (Temporarily, of course.)

In round two, Spencer goes first with a five. Candice gets 24, Judd an 8, Jessie a 4, and Amanda only gets a 1. She’s now out, and her “prize” is the Code of Shame. Obviously, she trades it with GinaMarie’s veto.

In round three, Judd kicks it off with a 21, followed by Jessie’s 9, and Spencer’s 5. Before the final throw, though, Candice whispers to Judd that Amanda thinks he’s the MVP. “They think you’re shady.” He says he’s not MVP, and Candice replies, “they call me a rat. I’ll be a rat.”

Amanda catches on, and tells her to “shut your big fat mouth”. In the diary room, Amanda complains that Candie is digging her own grave, as her plan was to push for Jessie to go home instead. Amanda says that maybe Candice is actually the MVP. Candice then starts sing-songing a stupid reply about “all day I’ll put you up”.

Oh boy. Amanda’s response? “That’s the Saniqua coming out in you, I guess.” Sigh. Elissa is smiling, but complains in the diary room that comments like that should not be made. Amanda continues on, bitching that everybody made fun of her in school because she acts like a fool. McCrae pleads with her to stop.

Finallly, Candice is up to toss, and her throw goes right into the water. Amanda continues to make fun of her as she opens her prize to find a Bahamas vacation. She trades it for the veto.

Amanda won’t let things drop, though, asking why she won’t let things drop and that she is the reason Howard went home. “You have no gameplay.”

“It’s the wrong game, boo”, replies Candice, and continues to bark at Amanda, who says she’s “fucking nuts”. Of course, the real insult of the competition isn’t heard, as it’s about Howard’s penis.

Round 4 finally begins with Judd getting a 23, Jessie getting 13, and Spencer hitting only a 6. His prize? “50 shades of orange”, which GinaMarie begs to receive. Instead, he trades it for the vacation.

Now it’s the final round, and Jessie hits the 50 but it falls into the water. Judd then throws a 20 to win the competition! Amanda then starts yelling some more, as does Candice. “I’d rather Jessie get it any day of the year over you.” Judd tells her to do just that. Her envelope is for five grand, but she obviously trades it for the veto. Judd’s prize is the clownitard, and he trades it for the money, making Jessie the holder of the POV!

Amanda is pissed, but at least Candice didn’t win either. Candice, meanwhiles, hopes that the fight will ultimately save her.

It’s now the aftermath of the competition, and Amanda and McCrae have yet another fight. “I told you to shut up, and you then keep going.” Amanda says that Candice is stupid, and McCrae says that she is the stupid one. “Am I supposed to just sit there?” McCrae says she’s running around like a bully, but Amanda doesn’t understand. She finally tells him to just leave.

In the kitchen, Aaryn and Elissa are laughing about the clownitard. Candice walks into the room, and says she’s just “going to stay calm and collected” in hopes that the target moves on to Amanda. Aaryn is now worried that Elissa may try to save Candice.

Aaryn heads upstairs to tell GinaMarie about what she thinks about Elissa’s plans. She wants Elissa to be put up as Jessie’s replacement.

It’s now time for funny filler. Candice heads in for her clown costume, and comes out to much laughter. Spencer says she’s handling it “really cool”, though.

Next up is Amanda’s “50 shades of orange”, which means she gets a spray tan whenever the music comes on. “I look like a raccoon”, she complains. “God, I’m good looking.”

Finally, it’s the cone of shame, and, of course, GinaMarie is relishing every second. We get a montage of her life in the house with that stupid thing on her head.

Back to the game, as Helen heads into the HOH room to ensure “my allies are safe”. We get the classic “I really like you” lines from Helen, and then GinaMarie tells her about what they’re hearing about Elissa. Oh no, this can’t happen. Helen goes full bore on her “I love you” bullshit, and how she wants to keep both her and Elissa in this game. Funny stuff, really.

It’s now time for the show’s conclusion, and Jessie again for reasons that make no sense stares at the picture wall. She calls everybody in, and takes herself down. GinaMarie then puts up Spencer, who says he’s in a pretty good spot next to these two people. Amanda also thinks she’s safe, though. Candice thinks that Amanda is “more of a threat than me”, and promises “world war three in the big brother house this week”.

That’s it for the night. Remember, tomorrow night is double eviction night. What did you think of tonight’s episode? Were you happy with the editing of the POV fight? Or how crazy Amanda came off? What about the Cone of Shame? Let us know your thoughts!

 

Saturday
Aug032013

We Do It For the Fans!

Although I try to be an equal-opportunity snark, human nature precludes that I'll set my spears on an individual or two. In the past, it's primarily been the vets that have in my mind ruined the game. This year, it was initially Elissa as I didn't think the MVP twist was fair to the rest of the house (plus I feel that family's fanbase is batshit crazy). As the season has progressed, others have popped in and out of my sarcastic radar.

At the end of the day, though, I really don't care who wins. I just want there to be a combination of interesting people at the end so I don't lose interest. Seriously, the idea of a Helen/Andy/Candice finale is a nightmare scenario. There has to be one "villain" to last to the end, even if they have no chance of actually winning. 

Many people, though, seem incapable of looking at this game in any other vision than the eyesight of their favorite player. Anybody that is against that person is evil incarnate, and that person's fan base should be ridiculed, condemned, or, in the case of twitter, sabotaged by reporting it to twitter as abusive.

It's bullshit, people. Enjoy which ever player you want, and dislike those you truly don't like, but don't lecture others that don't think like you. Why should it matter? It would be REALLY boring if we all thought the same.

What set me off today? It's an issue that's been festering for days, especially after the discovery that the family's of a good portion of the case are being harassed at all hours of the day and night. I'm not just talking about those that have used questionable language, either. Portions of the Big Brother community have turned into complete morons. There used to be an unspoken rule that families are to remain off limits, but apparently that's no longer the case.

Furthering my anger at the community is the reactions I'm reading to Amanda freaking out at being the MVP nomination. As her critics salivate at being able to spend their entire day over-tweeting about how much they hate her, they also are digging in to toss the same kind of verbal grenades at those who do like her.

So let me toss this out at you. This MVP thing is a mindfuck now that it's not a weekly Elissa event. They're all freaked out about the identity of the "person" making this pick. Yes, Amanda is over-the-top paranoid about the identity of who nominated her. Isn't that natural?

What would happen if the MVP had been Helen? She'd be crying to some people, and interogating others. Or both. If it had been Candice, there's be another episode of her silly fake show where she'd attempt to call everybody out. Eliisa would run to the diary room to get answers from her buddies. 

The point is that any of them would be acting out in some way. None of them would look calm or gracious. I'm not saying that you can't criticize or poke fun at their reactions. But to say that person's fans are "delusional" for simply being disappointed or raising questions on how this happened is ridiculous. 

Wednesday
Jun192013

Three-ways and MVP's, Oh My!

As we get closer to premier night, more info is slowly trickling out...along with dozens and dozens of rumors, most of them ridiculous.

As Ash pointed out, yesterday started with the big reveal of the house design. *Yawn* I never really care about that stuff. It's pretty much the exact same layout, with different designs and colors. 

However, one difference sent the online world into a frenzy. Instead of two nomination chairs, there's a love seat. The rumor mill went into crisis mode. OMG! OMG! Talk generally centered on the idea of three nominees, and the possibility that America will pick one of them.

That's not to be. CBS announced today that we will NOT be picking the third nominee. I have a feeling, though, that the three nominee method won't last long. If I had to pick an over/under, I'd say under the halfway point of the season. Keep in mind that quite a few of the recent seasons have had rules that only lasted a month or so (coaches, immunity, etc.).

The public does have a voice in one new aspect of the show, though. Every week, we will be picking a "MVP" of the week. This scares me to death, especially since the first vote starts tomorrow! How can we pick a MVP based on a picture and a short interview? The pessimist in me is not happy.

On to some rumors. There were loads of silliness yesterday, as idiots were pretty much just making shit up and posting them as facts. One person listed a handful of past houseguest relatives as "definites", even though one of them would have to be accompanied by a full time doctor.

However, it does look like one particular relative is coming into the game, and it's one of my worst nightmares come true. I had noticed a week or so ago that Rachel was heavily tweeting about this season, but thought little about it. Then came word that her sister was a possibility...then a probability...then she copied Janelle's gimmick from last year of posting about a vacation in Greece. 

The Survivor rumor also seems to have some legs. Sources are pointing to either a virtual nobody who was the first or second having his fire extinguished, or an infamous pink-pantied creature from last season. Ooof, please no!

One more little tidbit before I hit publish. Late last night, some online detectives found a twitter account that had been taken over by his friends because he was supposedly going to be on this year's cast. A Harvard lacrosse player by the name of Gabe may or may not have seen his posibility of being on TV screwed up by his friends. Who knows?

Tuesday
Jun112013

We Are Now Live (Sort Of)

At (almost) precisely noon, Big Brother time, CBS unlocked the page where the live feeds will commence in two weeks. Note, and this is very important, THE LIVE FEEDS HAVE NOT YET STARTED!!!! You may think that's stating the obvious, but after spending an hour in the chat some people didn't get the memo. In fact, more than a few people claim there are blogs stating that there are rumors that CBS will turn on the live feeds early (as in today). This is impossible, as there are no people in the house yet! Come on, folks, be a littler smarter.

So what do you get at this point? Not much, to be honest. There are some videos hosted by Jeff, and a chat box. But as time goes on, CBS is likely to add some more content to view in the form of videos and talk shows. Just like Real did in previous years.

Currently, the CBS iPad/iPhone app does not have the feeds. I would bet that there will be an update soon to accomodate that. Instead, you must go to CBS.com on Safari (or whatever browser you use). Once you're logged in, the site looks pretty nice on the iPad.

If you have trouble logging in on your phones or desktop, here's a quick primer:

1. Go to CBS.com

2. Click on the Big Brother banner.

3. Towards the top of the page, there is a "Sign In" box next to "Already a Subscriber?". Click on that.

4. Sign in with Facebook, Twitter, or your email address (depending on what you used when you purchased the feeds).

5. You should automatically end up on the Live Feed page, which currently just shows "Early Bird" on the left hand side of the screen, the chat rooms on the right, and the selection of videos to view at the bottom of the page.

If you need help, don't hesitate to ask me on twitter (bigbrothrgossip).

Monday
Jun182012

New BB 14 Commercial Plus Live Feeds Special Start TODAY!!

Please note - there are currently issues trying to order the Early Bird Special - you may need to try later if you get a technical problems message. -indymike

Hey guys! It's been a while, but it feels like just  yesterday that Big Brother 13 ended and here we are ramping up for 14.  Today is the start of the live feed early bird special. The new features will not be in place until a little closer to the season, but the flashback features etc.. will be up and ready to go. This year's early bird special price also includes the mobile feeds instead of having to pay more for that feature. So gett your feeds here at bigbrothergossip.com before they go up in price. You should also probably start notifying your jobs, friends, and family of your absence for the next few months. ;)

Now that I've gotten that out of the way, on to the main reason I am writing this. Last night CBS aired a new BB 14 commercial, and, while the visuals were of course just of last year's cast, they did drop a few hints about the upcoming season. They said more house guests than ever. I've heard there will now be 16 this year. That's quite a lot in comparison with past years. That leaves room for things like lots of double evictions, or twistst that involve more than just two people nominated and more than just one going home at a time.

The second thing the commercial mentioned was that there would be "not one, but FOUR big surprises".  Now I personally think this probably means that at least four of the house guests will be pretty well known former Big Brother contestants, but I look forward to seeing what your opinions and guesses are about it. The end of the commercial also said "Get ready for Big Brother to the Max". I am not sure if that is a hint to the theme or the title of this season or not.

At any rate, who else is ready for the new season? I know I am slowly working up to excited. What do you all think the commercial hints mean? The new season airs July 12th!

Tuesday
Jul132010

Enjoy The Ride

This has got to be one of the slowest starts to a Big Brother season in a very very long time.  Now I don't necessarily say that because it's a bad thing.  But relatively new fans are finding themselves discombobulated over the lack of activity.

With the exception of a couple of Annie flare-ups, there hasn't really been any drama.  Some might call those Annie moments 'dramatic' but not me.  What about the showmance between Brendon and Rachel? That might qualify as drama to some (those in comas perhaps?) but not me.

Let's look at this way.  In the first week of last season's Big Brother 11, there was the huge fight between Jeff and Russell over the word 'technotronics' where Jeff called Russell a 'fag' (sorry Jeff lovers but you can't re-write the past).  Then in a slightly separate incident, Braden called Kevin a 'beaner'. (Reminder to folks: we're not going into the rights and wrongs of anything in these examples.  We're just going over the drama.)  BB10 started out kinda tame but we did witness April and Ollie swappin' spit on the first night of the live feeds.  The BB10 house was also definitively divided into two groups with the whole 'you can't talk to the other side' mentality.  And that mentality was pretty damned annoying let me tell ya!

Big Brother 9 did not start out tame at all.  When the feeds came on, we were treated to a full blown fight between Parker and Jen.  He was calling her a selfish bitch and we found out the Jen/Ryan secret relationship twist had already been discovered.  Sharon and Jacob had already been evicted when the feeds came on as well.  And then the next night, Neil voluntarily left the house and Sharon was brought back in as Josh's partner.  Later that night Jen and Ryan had sex in the downstairs bathroom.  And then the third night brought us Natalie giving oral pleasure to Matty (ick). The sixth night of the feeds had a huge fight between almost everybody with Amanda going around accusing Alex of trying to touch her crotch while she slept and Chelsia telling Amanda she should hang herself.

I don't mind that this season of Big Brother is starting out slow.  I like how I'm able to kinda get to know these folks before I'm forced into immediately liking or disliking them.  When folks bust onto the feeds with fighting and name-calling, you find yourself unconsciously making the decision to either hate or love them.  And it can take some time before you're able to get past those first impressions.

So I'm fine with Annie causing some not too dramatic waves.  I don't mind Brendon and Rachel having their fauxmance or watching The Brigade planning the game for their ultimate win.  It's just going to make it that much sweeter when The Brigade falls apart or when Brendon and Rachel break up.  Or when Kristen and Britney get into it.  Or when Enzo goes up on the block.  Or when Andrew is confronted for his oddball personality.  And then there's still the whole saboteur twist that needs to be unfolded.

Just give it time folks and enjoy the ride!

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