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Tuesday
Jul172012

Meet King Willie!

In case you haven't noticed, Willie has spent his entire reign as HOH lying on his giant throne greeting his peasants only to make sure they follow his rule. Every conversation ultimately includes promises to not repeat what he commands them to do, so each of them have ran around the house believing they are the King's Chosen One.

The two constants in the King's quarters are his loyal Hand, Britney, and his Head Knight, Janelle. They have spent hours and hours listening to the King's convoluted theories and plans, and have reported any dissent they have seen in the rest of the house.

Unfortunately for the King, there has been revolution talk amongst his subjects, and the last twelve hours he has attempted to keep his reign from falling. 

While this revolt has rippled up now and then over the last two days, particularly whenever Head Chef Joe opens his big mouth, dissension amongst his Royal Guard is what has sent him into crisis mode.

While making her rounds late last night, King's Hand Britney caught Head Knight Janelle actually having a conversation with Britney's biggest enemy, Coach Dan!

How dare Janelle consort with the enemy! Doesn't she know that Section 8, Rule 9 of the Brenchel Rules of Big Brother Court state that it is expressley forbidden to chat with the opposing side of the House??? This is an unspeakable crime against the Holy King!

After stomping around for a few minutes, Britney ultimately ended up kneeling at the King's bed, expressing her contempt for their Head Knight. Unfortunately, she didn't stop there. She also confessed that there is a Higher Power that may lead to them usurping their King sometime in the next few weeks.

Now the King may not be the smartest tool in this giant tool shed, but the wheels in his head quickly spun to the right setting. This is not good news for His Majesty! This completely ruins every plan and scenario that ran through his brain these last ten days. He had EVERYTHING figured out to waltz right to victory lane, and now those who washed his feet will probably take power!

Oh yeah, this could not be left alone. "You have to tell the peasants", he commanded to his Hand. "No, my fair King", she replied. "I just can't." These lines were repeated with  little variation for the next hour until Britney was so dizzy she her lazy eye closed, forcing the other to quickly follow.

Fast forward a few hours, and the King was seen gathering his peasants for an emergency meeting. Surprisingly, he put on a gentle face as he laid on his throne next to his potential Queen, Joho. "Play your own game." To ensure this mantra sunk into his subjects, he repeated it at least a dozen times. Only that traitor cook dared to speak up against His Majesty, but who takes a cook seriously?

Meanwhile, the coaches were having their own meeting. Well, three of them were, as Boogie became the smartest man in the house by taking a nap. Truthfully, their meeting mainly consisted of small talk, as the Hand was clearly too scared to inform the Knight of the info she gave the King.

The big question during the meeting, though, was which subject would crack first, and how quickly. The answer was as predicted - it was Joe, and he almost leaped over the stairway to race to the Knight with the info. Within a few minutes other subjects informed their coaches of what they King had to say, while the King himself decided that he was going to take a break from game talk. Yeah, right. That won't last long.

Saturday
Jul142012

I'm Trying!

Seriously, my friends, I'm trying to get involved in this season. It's just not easy. Sure, I do have the home renovations going on that is a huge distraction, but it's much more than that.

This cast is a bunch of nutjobs!!!

Let's start with the "coaches". These people are supposed to be "legendary" players??? Pffft. A few nights ago, baseball had their All-Star game, and as always the marquee players only were on the field for the couple of innings. They were then replaced by longtime veterans and rising stars before finally you had primarily people who fufilled the rule that every team be represented.

These coaches are those late-game substitions. There's nothing special about them. I loved Britney, but she was no great strategist. Boogie and Janelle's succeses were of the coat-riding variety, and Dan just doesn't seem interested to be there. 

All of them are annoying so far. Boogie name-drops left and right about has-been former lip-synchers and supposed significant others of the gossip column crowd. Britney eats up all of his New Kids and Spears stories, and Janelle just bitches about him. Meanwhile, Dan is just there. You rarely see or hear him.

As for the new contestants, they're all cuckoo! And I don't mean cuckoo in an entertaining way either. JoJo is every stereotype of Long Island trash; Joe has psycho eyes. Willie thinks he has the game figured out in less than a week and is making final two and four deals, while Ian creeps out the girls. It's a sad state of affairs when my favorite guy is the son of a wrestler.

Speaking of the females, which is usually my favorite part of the game, at this point I still can't tell them apart. They're oh so generic, and for the most part all they seem to do is whine. Kara is most notable for her super-shiny knees, and if she wasn't on the block we probably wouldn't even know she's there. Asheligh and Daniele are currently trying to outdo each other in craziness, and the only one I care about (Jenn) is rarely, if ever, shown on the feeds.

The craziest part about this season is how seriously they're taking this coaching bit. They don't have to do this!!! As Joe (of all people) noted this morning, "their fate is tied to us. Our fate is not tied to them." So play your own game, and your coach will be rewarded if you win!

Despite my complaints today, though, I'm sure that I'll grow to love (or at least accept) a few of these people in the next few days and/or weeks. It's always a crazy train when you have this many unknown folks competing to have their voices heard on the feeds. I'm almost glad they didn't follow through with the biggest cast ever!

Who do you think are the most entertaining so far? Are you as annoyed as me?

Friday
Jul132012

First 12 hours of the Big Brother Live Feeds - many questions answered.

Hiya,  I was up until 4am BB time and so I am VERY tired but I wanted to share with you what all I learned over the course of the 1st half day (roughly) of the live feeds.  I'm just going to bullet point you to death as I am too tired to try to organize things.  There really is a TON and I know I will miss some..

  • Frank and Kara nominated
  • Ian is 'exempt' (safe) this week via a power won by Boogie in some coaches competition.  Had he known Frank would be nominated he probably would have exempted him but he thought he was safe because Willie and Frank had a mini alliance it appears.
  • Ashley, Danielle, Ian and Shane are "Have Nots" - perhaps the coaches each had to select one of their team members.  Total speculation by me.
  • The old Pandora's Box room IS another bedroom - opens into the HoH room only I think.  Janelle and Britney slept in it last night and were using the HoH bathroom.
  • The memory wall now has 16 spots on it.  Coaches on top, 3 hgs below each coach.
  • Power of Veto competition is today.  Willie, Kara, Frank, Shane, Daniele and Wil will compete - JoJo to host.
  • Willie would prefer to vote out Kara - he is working very closely with Frank (with Boogies encouragement) and Frank and Willie seem to hope to work together & help each other stay in the house.
  • Britney and Janelle appear to be working closely together - both want Frank out badly to hurt Boogies team.  They have spent hours trying to convince Willie that Frank is the one that needs to go.
  • However - the Coaches MAY get to enter the game in a few weeks - another reason to want Frank, seen as a VERY strong player, out.
  • That possibility of the coaches entering was discussed by Britney and Janele around 3:50am - Britney and Janelle laughed that Willie might be upset to know they might enter the game.
  • Britney and Janelle don't know if Boogie thinks they will enter the game (thats why I say the MAY - not they WILL - doesn't seem 100% confirmed yet).
  • I do think Kara's Playmate secret is out (heard Janelle mention she was a Playmate of the Year).
  • Willie's secret is also out - at least I heard someone ask him if people were allowed to smoke on Survivor.  That to me means they know he has connections.

I THINK those are the major points - lots of things we learned about the people and gameplay.  Like Janelle and Britney can't figure out what Dan was thinking with his 3 picks.  Daniele seems depressed, Kara was very weepy last night.  Ashley apparently hurt herself (back?) pretty badly in a competition, she was on some serious meds last night and is really havign problems moving today.  The girls drank last night in an agreement with the guys to let them drink tonight (rationing the booze).  Janelle REALLY doesn't like Boogie and sees him as a big threat in the house.  Ian is not doing well in the house - sorry folks - just a matter of time before he goes, same with Jenn it seems.

Ok - thats all for now.  POV results when they are known.  Feeds look GREAT on my iPhone... not super pleased yet with them on my laptop to be totally honest.

Thursday
Jul122012

Big Brother #14, Episode 1 Recap

It's here! The night we've been waiting for all summer. Or as WWE's The Rock would say, "finally, Biiiiiiiiiiig Brother has come BACK to our television!!!!"

Over the last few weeks, those of us who live and breath this show have dealt with rumors, innuendo, leaks, predictions, undue personal attacks (and a few deserved), lies, and lying liars. Some stories have already be proven true, along with a TON that are as silly as the person who created them. (BTW, good work on the handful of people the created a firestorm of controversy with their claim they had a "live feed beta" last weekend.)

So what will we see tonight? Is this really the "biggest cast ever"? Will we be "shocked" by the promised four twists they're going to squeeze in this hour? Is there really going to be a new mom with a horrific twitter alter ego coming in, or a return of a infamous tart that I called out in admittedly poor taste as "Vegas whore" last weekend? (I predict "no" to the majority of these questions.)

Too bad I'm not able to watch this episode in my normal comfort zone of a nice soft couch, full-volume 5.1 sound, and surrounded by booze, smokes, poppers, and near-naked nymphs fetching me whatever I need. Nope, Chez Hudson is currently under construction, and the carpet installation has unfortunately coincided with tonight's broadcast. I'm old school tonight, watching an over-the-air broadcast with no DVR or rewind capabilities. And instead of comfort and barely-legal mental aids, I'm sitting on a pile of DVD boxes with no place to set down a drink. Forgive me if I'm not as complete or accurate with my quotes as in the past.

Enough with my problems! It's time to watch the show! And there she is - the Chenbot. Same boring delivery; same stiff movements. Wait, for of the "greatest of all time" are coming back. Then the supposedly confirmed rumors including Boogie and Britney just can't be true!!!

Unfortunately, we also have no change in how we "meet" the new houseguests. Yes, it's the awful, staged videos of them "receiving" their invites...complete with the cliches of how they're going to win, be the greatest player ever, how they're smarter than everybody, blah blah blah. Wait, Jodi just married a man with 5 kids? Craziness. all I learned is that JoJo is hot, the Survivor brother is a fucktard, the Playboy model isn't all that, and the spray tan chick is a moron.

With that segment thankfully over, they're all brought out together and Julie again reads the script from last year...or the year before...or whenever. Wil, Ashley, Jodi, and Frank get to enter first, and while I hate to keep hitting that same button it really is NO different than every other year.

Ian, Shane, Jen, and Danielle are then sent in, and it's a repeat performance marked only by Shane's dirty pits. Daniele says she's "never seen anybody" like Jen. The final four are sent in, although this is the group that we all thought was the first picture since CBS tweeted it earlier this week.

Ashley wants to babble about her life, but JoJo cares more about getting a bed. In face, she moves some bags away just to ensure she gets the bed of her choice. Champagne is poured, and they begin introducing themselves. Joe thinks Wil is one of the "prettiest chicks in the house". Oh boy. The Hantz boy introduces himself, and Ian already has figured out the Survivor connection. For some reason, though, Daniele thinks it is smarter to say that she is a kindergarten teacher rather than a nurse. Ashley tells her mobile spray tan story to dead silence, and for some reason she thinks Ian is her type. Really?

Frank says he's unemployed, but Jodi doesn't believe it. "I'm about 98% sure he's hiding some fact about what he does for a living." Kara admits she models, but says nothing about Playboy, and Ian is in love. "Kara might be the cutest girl ever in the history of hte planet Earth." Daniele, though, like Shane because a carpenter has "to be good with his hands". Yes, we found this year's cliche girl for the competition diary rooms voiceovers. Thankfully, it is commercial time.

When we return, Julie repeats the "memorable house guest" line, and we finally see that the "mentors" (or "coaches" as they call them). The first introduced is Dan, and he is excited to be able to combine his coaching and Big Brother skills this year.

Wait, I recognize that "bye bye bitches" soundbyte (we use it on the Big Brother Gossip Show), so that obviously means the second coach is Janelle. She claims to now be the "Real Housewife of Minnesota". Um, yeah.

Another BBGossip show soundbyte??? Yes, it's the "I lost my dignity on a slipper weiner" line from the love of my life, Britney! She makes fun of herself for letting those idiots play her in her season, but she says she's not as naive as last season.

Ugh, the fourth coach is Boogie. I have nothing to say here, except he's even more smarmy now than then...and that's saying something.

With the intros over, Julie now informs the noobs of the twist, but adds that the four supposedly great players are here to coach them. If one of their players wins, their coach wins $100,000.

As the noobs talk about coaching possibilities, Dan struts his way into the house to big cheers. He gives them his standard homecoming football game pregame speech, and they all huddle up afterwards. Knute Rockne, he isn't.

Britney enters net, but Frank isn't impressed that she could possibly be a coach. Boogie enters next, and Ian claims it's like "stepping into Yankee Stadium and playing with Alex Rodriguez". Really, Ian? Come on.

Finally, Janelle enters, and even Britney is happy as she's her "favorite player ever, ever, ever". Boogie reminds viewers that he evicted her in the All-Stars season, and is a bit worried she may enact revenge against him. God, I hope so.

Willie is sitting with Frank , and Dan comes over to tell him he looks like Russell from Survivor. Willie doesn't want people to figure this out, though, because Russell was known to be a jerk on his show. Dan says they look almost exactly the same, and Russell is worried that he's going to tell others. "He must be a good lookin' dude." Boogie and Janelle also have suspicions, and Boogie says there's no way he's going to pick him.

Julie calls everybody back to the couch, and explains that the reason they got invitations instead of keys is because they have to "earn" their key...and one is leaving that same night. Before we get to that, though, the coaches must pick their players.

Everybody is outside after the commercial break in some strange giant teddy bear bedroom setting, and Britney gets to choose first. She wants an athletic, sociable guy, and Shane is that guy. Boogie then picks Frank, partly because of his athleticism and also because of his hair. Janelle's first pick is Wil, partly because she wants "good schemers". Some things never change! Dan ends the first round by choosing Kara, which is surprising after his diatribe about wanting somebody "ruthless enough to stab a person in the back but nice enough that they'll make them like you while the knife is going in".

The second round sees the coach order reversed, and Dan goes with Daniele. Janelle adds Ashely to her team, and Willie can't figure out why he's being passed up. Boogie goes with Ian, who tells him he's a "legend". Britney finally picks Willie.

Again the order is reversed, and JoJo goes to Britney's team. Jen goes to Boogie's team, and Janelle gets Joe, Yes, poor Jodi is the last person standing, and Dan has no choice but to take the "steal of the draft".

The first HOH comp immediately begins, and it's a Summerlong Slumber Party. Everybody is dressed in pajamas, and they are playing as teams. The coach of the winning team gets to pick the first HOH, but the coach of the last place team has to evict one of their players.

As for the game, the players have to jump from bed to bed, and then grab a teddy bear to bring back to a "shelf". If a player falls, they have to go back to the end and start over. After some small talk, and more junk from Willie about his famous brother, the game commences.

These mattresses aren't static, though, as one moves back and forth, and another in circles. Every team has players that must start over, but Shane makes it back with the first bear. Wil follows with another, as does Frank. Dan's team, though, is having tons of problems, but Jodi is confident she can make it across. She nearly does, though, but has lots of trouble with the third one.

Ashley basically shows her camel toe, as her method is the "frogger" technique. Willie gets the second bear for Britney's team, and JoJo grabs the third bear. Ian grabs his team's second bear, and JoJo is too exhausted to continue making the jumps. Joe gets the second bear for Janelle's team as Britney gives JoJo a pep talk. At this point, three of the four teams (all but Dan's) are at the exact same point with the third bear as we head to a break.

When we return, all three are continuing to have problems. JoJo finally makes it across, though, and Shane leaps across to hit the buzzer. Britney's team wins!

The game isn't over, though, as Julie must remind the remaining players. Since it is the twenty minute mark, the coaches can now make substitutions, and Frank races across to get his teams' third bear. Wil does the same for Janelle's team, and ends up wtih second place as he beats Frank across to the buzzer.

With the game over, Britney must choose the HOH from her team, and she picks Willie. Yeah, this should make an interesting week. She says that he needs this free week to "wheel and deal to solidify his place in the house". As opposed to everybody else?

Unfortunately, Dan must evict somebody from the game, but obviously we have to head to a commercial before this occurs. We next see everybody back in the house, and Dan says his choice is between Jodi and Daniele. Jodi makes her case by saying she was a better failure at this competition than Daniele was. "I deserve to be here", she adds in the diary room. Really? Daniele is asked the same question, and she claims that Jodi will probably cause drama. Hmmm, I don't know where that comes from.

They all head back into the living room...and Dan gives a speech before giving the boot to Jodi. Daniele says she feels bad, and Ian says this is the most "cruel" thing he's ever seen on Big Brother. Willie adds that this is "his" game, and it's all about him. Yeah, we know.

So that's it this week. Same old stuff, really, with a couple of interesting twists. What are your thoughts on tonight's show? Do you like the coaching twist? Or the immediate eviction? Let us know your thoughts!

Monday
Jul092012

Backyard Photo Posted by CBS - Podcast Is a Hit Again!

Hey all, just a quickie note on this Monday.  Since our podcast not a lot has gone on with Big Brother but there are a couple things to note:

  • The house guests entered the house sometime on Saturday and CBS released a picture - not worth posting here, if you really want to see it take a look at my post on ilovereality.com.  HGs walking into the house, arms raised, seen it before.
  • Today CBS released the typical 'backyard' photo of the houseguests we have been seeing every year of late.  Since we are not supposed to know yet who the four returning house guests are, they held a towel in front of their faces (see below).  Most of us online are in agreement thought that it looks like (L-R) Mike Boogie, Britney, Dan and Janelle.  And that is my edited picture by the way, yes with my magical (cough) 'photoshopping' skills I added their faces.

The other 'news' if we can call it that is that our podcast is doing really well - we briefly made it into the top five for audio TV & Film podcasts on iTunes which is no small feat when you look at the competition.  We got that high last year on a couple of occasions too but that was much later in the season.  We appreciate all of you taking the time to listen to it and especially reviewing it on iTunes if you can because that also helps with our ranking (and we lost all the old reviews since Scott had to change how it was streamed).  Thanks to all of you that listen!  See Scott's previous post for all the ways you can tune into it if you haven't heard it yet!

Saturday
Jun302012

Mentor Rumor Gains Steam - Janelle's Twitter Gaffe.

What a 24 hours it has been!  Late Friday night we get a leak of the Big Brother house pictures and then this afternoon something else happens on Twitter that really is making me believe the "Mentor" twist I wrote about is going to happen.  Here are the most recent developments.

As I wrote here and on ilovereality.com recently, there has been increasing online 'chatter' that this season we would see four fomrer HGs return to act as Mentors.  Late last night Survivor Spoiler "Missyae" released the names of the four former HGs he says will come back to mentor.  Those individuals are said to be Mike Boogie (BB3/7), Rachel (BB12/13), Dan (BB10) and Janelle (BB6/7).   Dan out and out denied it and Rachel claims to be in Costa Rica, Mike Boogie doesn't tweet so no luck on his whereabouts.

That leaves Janelle, who on Saturday tweeted she was off to the airport to fly to Greece for a vacation.  Now this struck many of us as odd, being she has a 6 month old baby but whatever..... that will apply if she mentors BB as well so I guess she MIGHT be doing that.  However, next up was a tweet you see below: 

As you can see it appears she took a picture of herself at the airport.  Some were curious as to why she didn't show her face, her reply was she wasn't made up.  Of course many of us on Twitter were already suspicious so the questions continued.  She said she would be doing her scheduled Rumor Control appearance on Monday from a hotel room in Greece - oh really?? 

A bit later, Twitter user @Exlenne did some snooping and discovered the "airport" picture was actually from a blog on W Magazine's website posted in 2010. After this was reveald to the twitter univers Janelle deleted the tweet from her timeline.  Unfortunatley for her, myself and some other people hadn't closed our browser window and we snapped screenshots as you can see.  I even tweeted a side by side picture for everyone to see.

So the fact that Janelle deleted the picture and made the comment that, "I'm not gonna let you bitches stress me out while I'm on vacation. #bigbrotherfansrnuts" leads me to believe that she was 'busted' by a fellow fan and is indeed on her way to Los Angeles to participate in Big Brother 14.  

You just can't underestimate Big Brother fans and their determination to find out things before the show starts.  I don't think anyone was trying to get Janelle in trouble, they just wanted the info.  Her best course of action would have been to post nothing at all rather than try to make up a lie.

Am I now 100% sure of the Mentor twist?  Nope, but this sure has me thinking more and more that we are going to see it.

Monday
Jun142010

Big Brother Superpass News and Information!

I can now tell you almost everything there is to know about this upcoming season with Real and watching the live feeds.

Where to start?  First off - the early bird special.  The links will be available on June 17th.  The price will be $29.99 and that will allow you to watch the entire 'season' of Big Brother on the "Live Feeds."  The links will be available very soon and will work up until and through July 7th.  If you plan on watching much of the feeds it is the best option - I mean it works out to less than 50 cents a day for 24x7 coverage on 7 cams PLUS so much more.

Janelle from Big Brother 6 and 7 will be involved with Superpass as well as Chelsia - more "Live" web shows hopefully for Superpass subscribers.  There may be MORE to tell about this but for now mum's the word.

The feeds will be viewable in BOTH the original real player but also directly in your web browser - you will not need Real Player to view the feeds.  However - you will of course need Superpass to log into the site (there seemed to be some confusion in the rumor mills).

A new feature this season in chat will be what is being called "interactables" - it looks like you will be able to throw virtual object at the live feeds as you watch them and others in the same chat room will get to join you in the pelting.  I personally have never really used the chat feature much but it does look like those that enjoy it will like the new abilities (you can also turn them off of course).

Flashback will be available again.  One of the best features ever - the ability to go back to points earlier in the season will work both in Real Player and the web page.  BB 10 and 11 will still be available as well - but only with the 'Real Player.'

Of course an added bonus that has been there in the past and will still be there is the $10 a month of FREE music downloads.  I've been told it will also be easier to get that music and I'll post a tutorial soon!

Finally (for now) Real is bringing us new interactive content to give us all a bigger bang for the buck. 

Chad Ochocinco - of NFL fame wil have a show on VH1 this summer called "The Ultimate Catch" and Real will offer exclusive online content through Superpass.  There are also other shows slated for exclusive content but this is the first.

WHEW - is that enough info for now?

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