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Tuesday
Jul192011

Cassi vs. Shelly

Well boy howdy y'all! Little ol' Cassi has decided to play the game a little harder now that her Big Brother life is on the line. Unfortunately for her, I think it's a little too late.

Cassi's biggest problem in the game has never been herself, Rachel, or Porsche but instead it's been (and still is) her partner, Shelly. Her problem is also the correct assumption by the other hamsters of how close she has become to Dominic - who was the original target for eviction this week. Now I know all of you Rachel haters are gathering your pitchforks so hear me out on this.

I wouldn't consider Shelly/Shelton to be one of the best Big Brother players ever (at least not yet) but there is no denying the lady isn't playing this game to the best of her ability. Unlike the other newbies (and Lawon), she isn't viewed as a threat in any manner of the game. She is playing the ultimate 'Mom' role - even though she said in her pre-season interviews she wouldn't. She is playing enough of a social game with everybody that she isn't viewed as an ass-kisser (by them and not us mind you). Finally, she's an excellent liar.

Now Shelton did go a little overboard yesterday with all of her crying and carrying on after the POV meeting yesterday but I chalk it up to the reality of the game finally making itself present to her (I guess being on the block will do that to you). That and I'm sure she's missing her husband and daughter a lot. However, she's the only newbie at this point that I see having a real chance at winning the game.

Meanwhile, Cassi has only a tenth of Shelly's strengths. Now don't start chanting 'catty catty two-by-four' just yet. Or do, I don't care! First, Cassi made the mistake of joining a horrible alliance that was doomed from the start. Hello! Who in their right mind would agree to an alliance that involved Keef! Granted, that would have meant The Regulators teaming up with Porsche instead but knowing what we know now that might have been a really good move for her. Cassi would have had the chance to team up with Porsche who was teamed up with Rachel so by association Cassi might have been in good with Rachel and not been involved in all of the bitchy female drama.

I think Cassi's second biggest mistake was socializing too much with primarily one group of people - the late nighters. I understand she felt more comfortable with them but Big Brother isn't about feeling comfortable and enjoying late night walks on the beach with your buddies. You gotta talk to everybody and find a way to bond with everybody. Cassi's been doing better about this lately (and has even made up in a way with Rachel, Brendon, and Porsche) but as I said early in this post, it's too late for it to save her.

Unknown to her, Shelton has her tongue firmly situated in Jeff and Jordan's bowels and isn't going anywhere anytime soon. JeJo knows, or believes rather, that Shelly will fight for them longer than Cassi ever would. It's not that JeJo doesn't like Cassi because they do. Jordan especially likes Cassi. But they rightfully view Cassi's closeness to Dominic as a threat that needs to be broken up. And unless Shelly doesn't something horrifically wrong or voluntarily exits the game between now and Thursday evening, she will have the third golden key.

Do you think I'm totally off base in this? Is there any way that Cassi can save her ass and stick around this week? Are Jeff and Jordan making a mistake in wanting to keep Shelly over Cassi? Do you think the house would ever flip their votes and get rid of Shelly instead? Let me know in the comments!

Monday
Jul182011

Rachel is a Hot Mess

I was enjoying my post-Breaking Bad high last night when I decided to jump back on Twitter and fire up the live feeds. It's a good thing I did because the drama was in full swing! When I began watching, Jordan was triyng to get Rachel to chill out in the HOH room so I had to backtrack to the beginning of the night's festivities.

The drama began when Cassi asked Rachel if she could talk to her for a few minutes and Rachel agreed. Now you have to remember that the Cassi/Rachel situation has been strained as of late with both girls (and I do mean girls) acting like bitches behind the other's back. You also have to remember that Cassi is stressed out knowing Shelly and herself will be put up on the block with Cassi being the target for eviction. So anyway, the scene is set for a fun time on the live feeds.

Cassi began the conversation by asking Rachel if there's something she's done to her to cause Rachel to act the way she has been. Rachel said she's a sweet and nice girl but that the way Cassi treated Porsche offended Rachel. Cassi said she's talked to Porsche and she doesn't not like her and asked if that was a valid reason to send her home. Rachel said no and that the reason is because Cassi ran around the house campaigning for Brendon/Rachel, Jeff/Jordan, or Daniele to be put on the block.

Cassi said she had a deal with Brendon/Rachel and that it was the others saying that and not her and that she's been nothing but honest in the house. Rachel accused Cassi of not trusting them and Cassi said that she did trust them. Then Rachel really gets her dig in at Cassi telling her that she doesn't have good gameplay and goes around the house complaining all the time. Cassi responded with, "What am I? 12?" and Rachel told her she kinda acts like it. Meow!

More talk about Porsche and then Rachel accused Cassi of only talking to Jordan after she became HOH and Rachel told her again that was bad gameplay. Cassi told Rachel she thinks Rachel wants her gone because she's a female and Rachel denies it. Rachel asked who said that and Cassi told her that was the word on the street. Haha! Rachel told Cassi that she just insulted her with that comment. Cassi says that she knows she's leaving and didn't call her in to fight with her and only wanted to talk.

Rachel told Cassi she was playing the victim and then Cassi really got pissed off. Cassi then told Rachel that she is really catty. Getting up, Cassi told Rachel that she was a fan of hers last season and was really pulling for her but that after being in the house with her she gets it. Walking off, Cassi called Rachel catty again and told her she's an ugly person inside.

End scene!

After a quick consultation with Daniele and a short shower, Rachel goes and gets Jordan from the backyard to talk to her in the HOH room. As soon as Jordan asks her what's wrong Rachel breaks into tears and says that Cassi is so mean to her. Rachel tells Jordan that Cassi called her catty, told her she doesn't like girls, and then for the cherry on top, told her that she was pulling for her last season but now understands why people hated her. Jordan then lays it all out for her with a warning that she was going to be honest with her.

Jordan said that some of the things that Rachel does come across as really bitchy. She used examples of Rachel telling the newbs to deal with Porsche being here for another three weeks so deal with it. Rachel defended herself by saying she was defending a friend but then Jordan said that people don't really like Porsche and people don't like that she's Rachel's "butt buddy". Jordan then used an example of Rachel's outbursts in the competition and the little smart aleck things she says in the house.

Jordan's a nice girl and did a great job trying to explain to Rachel how it would be best for her to knock the attitude down a few notches. Rachel didn't seem to understand though because she kept going back to the whole 'Cassi wants to backdoor us' (really meaning her and Brendon). Jordan kept on and on and told Rachel she understands she's a competitive person but that she needs to bite her tongue instead of acting like a selfish, crazed lunatic with diarrhea of the mouth. Those are my words and not Jordan's by the way!

Rachel continues to defend defend defend. Jordan continues to tell her she comes across as bitchy and that she needs to get it together and control her mouth because Cassi will be the one going home on Thursday. Jeff eventually came upstairs to use the bathroom and basically ran out of there as soon as he could to get away from Rachel's estrogen (but he was nice enough to bring Rachel some water). 

Eventually Brendon came upstairs and stumbled upon the events of the evening involving his fiancee. He commenced his interrogation and Rachel rehashed the conversation with Cassi and then Brendon told her not to worry about things and to stay away from Cassi and then Rachel agrees and then Brendon told her to take a time-out and control her emotions and then Rachel agrees and then Brendon tells her this season isn't like last season and then Rachel agrees and then Brendon tells her she's crying over spilled milk and then Rachel agrees and then.... Argh!

By the way, if you want to watch this drama for yourselves just flashback to Sunday, July 17 at 8:25 PM on Feeds 1/2.

So what's your take on all of this? Who's the cattier girl? Cassi or Rachel? How much of this do you think will make it on the show - if any? Let me know in the comments!

Tuesday
Jul122011

The Continuing Saga of Bookie and Rachel

Those of us who watched Big Brother 12 are very familiar with the first chapter of the relationship between Brendon and Rachel. We watched their love blossom, grow, wilt, grow, wilt, grow - well you get the picture. You either loved them or hated them - most hated them - but nobody can deny they brought drama to the house.

They even brought us drama in the off-season by way of Penisgate. If you don't know what was about, basically Brendon sent pics of his penis to a Twitter lady (who turned out to be a man) and then the lady told Rachel about it and all hell broke loose resulting in a tearful apology posted by Brendon posted on YouTube. A link to the story can be found here and a link to the very NSFW penis pics can be found here.

Well now this dynamic duo (proud of me Allison Grodner?) are back in the Big Brother house this season and the drama between them just continues. They have been fighting on and off this season already and usually because he gets upset at Rachel when she talks game with anybody else in the house when he's not around to supervise. And when that happens he begins to do his same old routine of being condescending to her and making her grovel for his forgiveness.

Last night, the hamsters got a little alcohol and Rachel and Porsche decided to share a bottle of white wine. Mind you, they asked the others if they wanted the white wine and they all said no so they split it. Rachel and Porsche got a little tipsy (Porsche even hid some of the beers) and Rachel called out to Brendon across the backyard by her pet name for him - Bookie. (Yes, it rhymes with dooky.)

Brendon became really upset at Rachel for that and took her to task in the HOH room saying that he didn't want her to call him that in front of the others because he didn't want them to make fun of their relationship. He was also upset accusing her of being drunk. Rachel tried to tell him that she was sorry for calling him Bookie in front of everybody else but that she was used to calling him that. And besides, she wasn't drunk. He went on and on about how he didn't like seeing her drunk and hanging around with Porsche and how he won't put up with this behavior when she's his wife.

Mind you, Rachel was NOT drunk. He was primarily upset about her calling him Bookie and watching her hang out and have fun with Porsche. I guess the poor wittle baby felt like he wasn't getting enough attention or something.

Jump to this morning, and they have another argument about what happened last night (Flashback time 10:44 AM July 12 on any of the feeds). Rachel stood her ground a little better this morning and gave him back some of his own medicine.

They argued about how much she had to drink. She called him impatient and frustrating. He said he doesn't like how she ignores him when she drinks. She said she's used to calling him Bookie at him and in front of his friends. She gets pissed off and upset because she feels like now she can't talk to anyone in the house, can't call him an endearing name, and now she can't drink.

He then tells her he'll throw the HOH competition so they could go on the block and he could go home. She gets pissed off and starts crying. He says he's only asked her not to talk game with anybody else on her own. She tells him that Porsche just wants to be her friend and doesn't want to be her. He keeps on saying how bothered he is. She said she came out here so that he could apologize to her and so that he could tell her he loves her.

He asked if she's serious. She said not to fight her. He said to do what he says. She said she wants to have fun in the house. He said he's hanging out with the wrong person (Porsche) in the house. She said it's ridiculous they're fighting about alcohol. He said they're not fighting about alcohol and asked why she does stuff he's asked her not to do. She swung it back at him and asked him why he does stuff she's asked him not to do (referring to Penisgate I'm sure) and he said he doesn't know what she's talking about and if she doesn't stop right now she's going to make a huge mistake. She told him that sometimes he forgets that he blames her for "stuff" and tells him she doesn't need a Dad. He told her he doesn't need a kid.

She said they won't get married if he doesn't stop acting like this. He said he's reaching the end of his rope and that if she wants people to take her seriously she should behave in a more serious manner and says he's done with this conversation. He says if he threatens her again then there will be no more conversation. It goes on and on and at one point she tells him he's not even good at the competitions anyway. And then eventually she crawls up on his lap and they begin kissing.

So yeah. What do you think about the relationship between Bookie and Rachel? And why does he keep going on about being so concerned with the way she's portrayed in the house? It didn't seem like he was so concerned about it yesterday morning when they were having sex. Are you on Team Bookie or Team Rachel? Let me hear what you think about Bookchel in the comments!
Thursday
Jul072011

Tonight's The Night!

I'm so excited that the time is finally here - Big Brother 13 starts tonight!

The first episode of this Big Brother season airs tonight on CBS at 9:00 PM ET/8:00 PM CT. The live feeds are scheduled to go live at 1:00 AM ET/Midnight CT. Big Brother After Dark on Showtime 2 is scheduled to start at the same time the live feeds are tonight and will run for three hours as in previous seasons. 

Hopefully, you already signed up for your live feeds to take advantage of the discount (and if you didn't then shame on you!). Now that your live feeds are already taken care of the next thing I highly recommend you do is to install the Big Brother Lite viewer by going to www.bigbrotherlite.com and downloading it. The Big Brother Lite viewer is free, allows you to view multiple feeds at one time, lets you access Flashback, and is pinnable to the top of your other windows so that you can goof around on the internet while keeping an eye on what's going on the house. There are many more features to the viewer so click on that link above and read all about it.

At this point your DVR should be set, your computer at the ready, and your family and friends forewarned about the upcoming season and how your attention might not be solely on them. You should also have memorized the new houseguest's names so that you can remember tonight which jackass might have made a jackass move.

Finally, have you listed to the first episode of our Big Brother Gossip show yet? If you haven't or you're not aware of what I'm talking about, some of us here are recording a show on Saturday nights (more often if the need arises) to be put up here on the site for you to listen to. You can click on the little widget over there on the upper right part of the page to check it out and let us know what you think.

So are you ready for tonight? Are you ready for this season? Are you excited? Let us know in the comments!

Wednesday
Jul062011

What If There Were No More Live Feeds?

I have a question for you.  If the live feeds for Big Brother here in the U.S.A. were no longer available, would you still watch the shows?

The reason I ask that is because of what will be happening to The UK's Big Brother this season.  Channel 5, which has taken over the handling of Big Brother from Channel 4, will no longer be offering live feeds for our fellow BB diehards across the pond.

Channel 5 has decided to forego live streaming of their Big Brother content for video highlights.  There will be a Facebook app that will provide "real-time news, extra video content and the ability to vote out housemates online." (Don't get your feathers ruffled my fellow BB USA watchers, BB UK fans have always had the ability to vote out their hamsters.)  I don't know if their fans will also be able to vote out their houseguests the old fashioned way or view highlights and news also on the channel's website but I think all of this really sucks for them.

Despite what Mark Zuckerberg and the media want you to believe, not everybody is on Facebook - myself included - but that's beside the point. So they would have to pay for their vote to eliminate a houseguest with Facebook Credits (their own currency which you have to pay real money for). So they have the ability to watch exclusive video. So the social aspect of Facebook combined with The UK's Big Brother Facebook page will take away traffic from their Big Brother sites created by their fans. I could go on and on but I won't because what really sucks is they won't get to watch live feeds anymore.

As the article in that link above mentions, their live feeds were cut in 2009 but brought back for what was believed to have been their last season last year. With the switch to Channel 5 this year, their fans were hoping the live feeds would stay with them. They are quite disappointed now.

What if that were to happen here? What if CBS and Allison Grodner told Real Networks (or any other company that had the ability to provide the live feeds) that their services were no longer needed? What if CBS told us that we'll just have to make do with the clips they put on their website and that they would create a Facebook page for us to follow the goings on in the house?

Would you continue to be a Big Brother fan? Would you continue to watch the shows aired three times a week? Would you believe even less the 'storyline' that was fed to us on the show? Or would you just stop watching altogether?

I'm curious to read about what you think and what you would do if this were to happen here. Let your thoughts rip in the comments below!