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Wednesday
Jul102013

Big Brother Season 15, Episode 6 Recap

A simple intro to what should be a simple (and annoying episode). MVP silliness. Veto comp hosted by a Big Brother alum. A “thrown” performance that wasn’t good enough for the deal maker. Filler. Nominations.

So let’s start with the reactions to Aaryn’s nominations of Elissa and Helen. Guess what, neither are happy! Elissa doesn’t understand how people say she is “making waves”, and complains that it was “vindictive” to nominate Helen because of her. Helen thinks Aaryn is threatened by her friendship with Elissa. For some strange reason, Helen believes they were put up together to create a fight between the two of them. Hmmm, not really.

Helen enters the have-not room with tears in her eyes, followed by Elissa. “How original, right”, says Elissa. They hug, and Elissa goes into the standard Reilly “she’s so mean to me” mantra. Just to make sure you understand the mood of the room, the sad background music comes up as Helen promises to help save Elissa.

Candice joins the pair, and Helen tells her she shouldn’t hang out with the “pariahs of the house”. Again, we get to hear Candice’s (correct) theory about the all-boys alliance. Elissa almost forgot her script, but finally says “please, Brenchel fans, vote for us for MVP”. No worries about that.

In the storage room, the Movers are talking about how all of the women are going crazy. “I can’t wait to send them all home”, says Jeremy. He says that the girls are going to go home “one by one by one”. Yeah, right.

Helen is now upstairs playing chess with Howard, and after Kaitlin walks out of the HOH, she asks if he would mind if she talked to Aaryn. Helen still wants to work with Aaryn, who says it was hard to put her up. The music builds up as they continue to talk about secretly being an alliance, and Helen even says that putting her up was a smart move.

Ugh, here we go with the MVP bullshit...and yes, it was indeed Elissa. Yeah, act surprised, you dumb twit. “Like, how?” Really? In case you forgot how MVP works, she reads the exact same card from last week. “America, thank you so much...I’m doing this for you.” Ugh.

Elissa heads into the Have-not room to tell Helen, who does the weirdest little dance I’ve ever seen. They decide not to tell anybody, and Elissa says that Jeremy is her ultimate target. Helen is thinking ahead, though, and wants to know who would be the replacements? “Kaitlin.” But if...oh god, Helen, you’re thinking way beyond Elissa’s line of thinking. So now the question is whether they immediately put up Jeremy, or wait to do a backdoor. Ultimately, they go with Jeremy after all.

Filler time, as GinaMarie flirts with Nick. Poor Nick, even though he plays it well in the diary room. He’s not interested in Jessie. He’s not interested in GinaMarie. That doesn’t stop CBS from pushing it, though.

We’re spared from more of this ugliness, as it is time to pick POV players. First off, there’s the MVP nomination, and after a long buildup it is indeed Jeremy. Aaryn pulls out Amanda and Nick’s names. Nick is happy to be a part of it, and hopes to be able to save his “homeboy” Jeremy. GinaMarie will host, and she couldn’t be happier.

Elissa admits she’s a bit concerned over her choice as Jeremy, as he’s pretty fired up. To make sure we know just how focused he is, he puts on a show in the diary room on how he is such a “manimal”.

Arryn, meanwhile, heads upstairs. The girls all make fun of Elissa’s choice, as Jeremy is going to kick her ass. “This is the worst move she could possibly make”, says Kaitlin.

GinaMarie is asking Nick if it is smart for him to try to win this comp, and he thinks it is. They’re interrupted by Elissa, who is worried because “Nick is a fierce competitor”. She proposes a two week deal with Nick, and if he doesn’t throw it she will put him up as a replacement. He says that this is a win/win for him, as if he loses he won’t go up but a win also ensures he won’t go up. They shake on the deal.

Ugh, even more Elissa time. Her and Helen are crying about missing their kids, and Howard comes in to cheer them up. He leads them in a prayer. Please find me my bucket to puke in. This leads to a medley of Howard praying. Great for him, but a bore for viewers. Move on!

It’s now veto competition time, and GinaMarie is dressed as a baby. Yes, I typed that correctly. GinaMarie is dressed as a baby. Fitting, right. She introduces a video message from Britney. She shows her pregnant belly, and she tells them to head outside for the cmopetition.

The backyard is dressed up as a baby nursery, and they have to create a “giant baby mobile”. The first one to perfectly balance ten stuffed animals wins the veto.

After a bunch of cutesy diary room comments, the contest begins. This isn’t exactly exciting. Nick again explains his idea is to actually try to win, and...that’s enough. Why we need everybody involved to tell us how this works is beyond me.

For a second it looked like Amanda was going to win, but one of the animals was touching the ground. She makes an adjustment, and it still didn’t work. “Much like a baby, I need a bottle...of vodka”. She’s really getting a good edit.

Jeremy then tells us how he figured out how to win this comp, and he starts moving faster. Helen, though, is close to him, but Jeremy suddenly sprints to the win! Ugh, he is really the worst winner ever. Helen knows that somehow they need to come up with a bigger threat than the two of them. Well, a bigger threat than Elissa. Nobody thinks Helen is a threat.

After commercials, we get some filler of Jeremy and Kaitlin making out. They quit kissing, though, as Kaitlin is worried that she may be going the same route as David did last week. Yeah, the porn music comes up as they keep kissing. Oh wait, she’s upset again. Oh wait, they’re kissing again. Ok, enough.

Once the making out is over, Jeremy heads down to chat with the Movers to make sure that Elissa is the one that goes home this week. He tells Jeremy that if somehow Elissa doesn’t go, that means that a Mover made a wrong vote. Nick is not happy with this. “We’re a business.”

Jeremy moves on to the other Movers with the same story, and none of them are happy about this. “God is the only boss I listen to”, complains Howard. “Who died and made you boss”, asks McCrae. They’re all becoming a bit suspicious of Jeremy.

We move on to Elissa, who is talking to Candice. Like before, Candice wants to get rid of the guys, and complains that girls never make big moves in the house. There’s no way that a girl can be put on the block to replace Jeremy. Candice wants Nick put up, and that he’s working with Jeremy.

Elissa is conflicted, though. She promised to not put him up, and doesn’t want to go against her word. Candice moves on with the reasons why Nick has to go, and Elissa is shown nodding her head in approval.

Before we get to the veto ceremony, Elissa is seen going up to Nick and asking if he’d vote to evict Kaitlin. He gives an unintelligible answer, and says he’s not in “gameface right now”. She says that if he can’t answer, she may have to break their deal. He wants some time to think about it. Yep, she has her way out of their deal. In her mind, at least. (Especially since they didn’t show the conversation where Nick did try to work with her.)

It’s NOW finally veto meeting, and they still have Jeremy stare at the wall of keys. Why? We know he’s saving himself. Oh yeah, we have to have the commentary from those on the block, or possibly going on the block.

Everybody is called in, and Jeremy indeed saves himself. Elissa gets up, and after many, many seconds of buildup, has nominated Nick. GinaMarie is about to die! The Movers aren’t happy either!

So that’s it, after blah blah blah I want to win blah blah blah the game’s not over blah blah blah Momsquad. Wait, Momsquad??? Ugh.

Your thoughts on this episode? Did Elissa break her word? Were you happy to see Britney back? How bad does Elissa read her script? Tell us your thoughts!

 

Saturday
Jul062013

Big Brother Gossip Show #303: Bigotry Brother

How does one handle a week that involves bigotry, homophobia, sexual innuendo, hat crimes, and excrement? You deal with it head on. We talk about all of that and more, and we still aren't able to talk about everything that happened during the week.

We did the best we could, though, and I think you'll enjoy this epsiode. I can definitely attest to the quality of the song opener I picked. Grab it from the usual sources, including iTunes, Scott's android/iPhone app, Stitcher, or...

DIRECTLY STREAM/DOWNLOAD BY CLICKING HERE!!!

Thanks to those who listened to it live, and to all of you who download it every week. We all greatly appreciate it, and hope that you continue to listen to us. Please give us a review (good or bad) at iTunes. Or tell us in the comments to this post your thoughts about the show!

Wednesday
Jul032013

Big Brother Season 15, Episode 4 Recap

I’m settled into my couch ready for the first eviction of the year. Will it be the boy-crazy Jessie? The no-nothing surfer dude, David? Or the whiney, living-on-the-coattails sister of Big Brother “royalty”, Elissa?

More importantly, will CBS make mention of the various controversies surrounding the show? At this point, with TMZ even weighing in, won’t they look like fools if they don’t?

So let’s start with the phoniness surrounding Elissa replacing Candice on the block. Remember, McCrae ended last night’s show by saying she was the real target, and CBS-only viewers fell for it hook, line, and sinker. She’s not. He was fulfilling a role for the rest of the house, and, more importantly, the CBS production team. Or was he? (See, I can also play that game.)

Ha, Julie did throw in a sly comment about people showing their “true colors” in her intro. To sum up the post-veto comments, McCrae hopes that Nick can get the votes to save Elissa, David isn’t worried, and Nick is pissed that McCrae put her up. Elissa says that McCrae “betrayyyyyyyyed mah twust”. She says she has to be “a little more open with some of these houseguests”.

We immediately see that, as she admits to a variety of people that she is Rachel’s sister and the MVP. Andy is impressed that she opened up to them, and Amanda agrees. “Maybe she’s human. Maybe.”

Jeremy is sitting outside with his boo, Kaitlin. For some reason, he tears open his shirt, and they have a laugh. Jeremy says “we’re vibing”, and we see them mauling each other. Kaitlin then apologizes to her dad. What a waste of time.

Back to Elissa, who is now again bonding with Judd and Helen. It really is the Elissa show, to my anger. But at least we get some J-U-DOUBLED, and this leads to a discussion that the house needs to save the booze until Judd is no longer a have-not.

This doesn’t work out, as the moron foursome decide to steal the wine about 45 minutes early. When the clock hits midnight, the have-nots, including Judd, are ready to drink. Unfortunately, there is no wine left.

Aaryn is upstairs admitting this to GinaMarie and Nick, while the rest of the house searches for the bottle. Helen is particularly fired up to eat and drink, and Aaryn complains that everybody is so two-faced. Uh, baby, it’s because you stole their wine!

She heads outside to whine some more, and reports that Amanda claims that she’ll put them up if they did steal the wine. That poor little Aaryan girl is sick of those people! She heads back inside with Jeremy, who admits that he was the rude one. “I feel great, and I don’t give a fuck.” He doesn’t want everybody else to yell at Aaryn and the others. What a bore.

He then heads back outside, and they all make fun of them. At the same time, Aaryn is impressed and can’t wait to get rid of “all of these jerks”. Good luck with that, little bitch. Amanda then comes out and yells at Jeremy, who tells her to “be quiet and listen”. For some reason, Helen starts bawling inside as Amanda continues to yell at Jeremy. Seriously, though, this is nothing compared to the other stuff that went on during that day.

After a commercial break, we head back to more house footage. Amanda is shown heading into the HOH, and we see their late-night banter (but not some of the more embarrassing stuff they did). McCrae does admit, though, that he’s scared of the “man eater”, and then the romantic music comes on as they start kissing. McCrae says it’s “pretty sweet” for a pizza boy like him to be with this high-end real estate agent.

Aaryn is now telling David that there is no way that he is going home. Yet, the next scene is a Judd, Amanda, and Spencer talking about how Elissa is going to win MVP every week, so she may be a valuable ally. “We’ll have the third nominee every week, no matter who is HOH.” Even my pal Judd makes some sense in this segment.

Spencer then goes on to Nick about this plan, who then moves on to Jeremy. He’s not so sure about this idea, though, but Nick convinces him it’s a good idea. Spencer keeps making the moves, now telling Howard and McCrae.

We quickly move to Julie addressing the house. The first question goes to Andy about the mood of the house, and he says it’s been “odd”. She then asks Helen about how much the third nominee changes the game. Yeah, you can predict the answer. “Anything’s up for grabs.” Julie then asks Judd about the have-not room, and he says he hates airports. “It’s a pretty shady airport”. We end the segment by asking Candice about being on the block before going off the block, and she gives a nonsensical pageant answer.

It’s already eviction time, but first we have the final pleas. Jessie goes first, and says happy birthday to her father and the usual “I love you guys” babble. Elissa is second, and goes full Rachel about how she’s a huge target. Ugh, she even does the “nothing gets between me and my” bullshit line. David is last, and he says he should be kept because he’s a “stand up guy”. God, he’s an idiot.

It’s now time to vote, and Amanda votes to evict David (to cheers, for some reason). Aaryn is next, and she votes to evict Elissa (to boos). Nick then votes to evict David, but Candice goes for Elissa. I see how this is going. Spencer then votes to evict David, and Kaitlin votes for Elissa. Next up is...commercial.

We return, and the pattern is the same. Helen votes against David, but Howard goes against that pattern (but against the Moving Company) by also voting against David. GinaMarie, though, votes against Elissa, but Judd goes against David. Jeremy votes against Elissa, and Andy against David.
Julie addresses the house, and David is out 7-5. There’s a stunned silence (except for a bleeped out word), but Aaryn is pissed! When we finally get to Julie’s interview, David has even less to say. Literally, nothing to say. Just head offstage, surfer boy! At least Amanda had a great goodbye message, saying his biggest mistake was hooking up with the “biggest bitch in the house”.

It’s now time for the HOH competition, and it’s called “BB-BBQ”. They are in teams, and they have to fill their cup with barbecue sauce. This is transferred to their partner, who then has to dump it in the jug. There are also smaller jugs that, when filled, allows you to grab a bigger cup. Oh yeah, and the floor is slippery.

This is a competition that will go on for quite some time, so stay tuned to the site for further news. Other than that, a big “F-U” to CBS for not dealing with the controversies from earlier this week!

Do you agree? Are you upset with CBS? Are you happy Elissa was saved? Or that silly Jessie didn’t get a single vote? Do you agree it’s bullshit that a MVP can repeat? Tell us what you thinK!

 

Wednesday
Jul032013

Enough!

I've had to shut off social media for the time being, as the circular discussions are driving me nuts. Just to be clear, I'm as shocked and offended by the various racial and sexual slurs uttered by over half the house as everybody else. 

But I can no longer handle the chatter.

Every one of those unfortunate comments is being rehashed and rehashed. We all know what was said! We all agree that it's horrible!

There's no coverup, though. The incidents (except for maybe one case of loose lips) all happened after Saturday's veto meeting. Sunday's show was already in the can at that point, and it also didn't fit Tuesday's timeline. Tonight is the night that it would be shown, during that opening segment that is usually present to make you believe the eviction is a tossup.

I predict some of it will be shown, and it is due to those that heard them on Sunday and Monday. It was those people that led to news outlets such as NPR, HuffPo, and other publications to report on the incidents. It was those people that are ultimately responsibel for Rachel Reilly's self-serving interview with TMZ earlier today.

Without it hitting the media, CBS could have easily swept the story under the rug. They're now forced to deal with it, and I'd be shocked if they didn't. If they do ignore it, then you can scream about conspiracies.

Until then, I'd like a couple of hours of other topics. Can you help a fella out?