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Friday, June 30, 2017

More details on Megan's departure and other bits of info

The live feeds aren't even 24 hours old and as is usual we already know SO MUCH more than people that only watch the TV show.  Here is news on Megan, the new Cat Cam, the Pendant of Power and Have Nots.

Megan: While I will not go into the details that TV Guide did earlier today, I will let ya know a bit more since Paul just filled us in on the Live Feeds with his take on Megan walking out of the Big Brother house yesterday.

So it starts with Megan apparently claiming so some that Jessica said something racist about Alex.

This morning, while talking to the live feed viewers, Paul says he intentionally let Jessica know that he overheard Megan saying this and that is what started the ball rolling.

Jessica, who doesn't like Megan or Alex according to Paul, ended up confronting Alex and Megan about this rumor.

Alex went in the DR and demanded they play back the tape to see if Jessica had indeed said anything, production didn't show her (not that I expect they would either way) but Alex then turned on Megan apparently thinking she made up the story to get people to turn on Jessica.

Megan eventually retreated to the DR (about 10am BB time Thursday) never to be seen in the Big Brother 19 house again.

Make sense?

After Megan left it sounds like they had a new nomination ceremony and Alex went up in Megan's spot.  Wow, Alex may leave next all because she confronted someone for starting rumors.

Cat Cam: In other news while the POV players were being selected today (Matt, Jason and Raven along with HoH Cody and nominees Alex and Jillian), Big Brother cut to a camera of cats at an animal shelter.  Is this a new version of the FishCam? Are we finally being spared feed  'highlights' and Jeff interviews?  I hope its true but won't be shocked if the "JeffFish" camera returns later next week.

Pendant of Protection: Paul also revealed to us that he did indeed win the Pendant so he is safe for 3 weeks although  no one else in the house knows.  It sounds like it will only be revealed if an attempt is made to nominate him.  Ramses has some type of curse which we think came along with Paul accepting the Pendant.

Have Nots: It sounds like Megan was one of the Have Nots.  With her leaving there are only three, Ramses, Jillian and Josh.  The room looks like it has loads of spikes.  Unsure how hard they actually are yet.  I am sure it will be shown in detail on Sunday's show


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Thursday, June 29, 2017

We're Live, Folks!!! And There Is Shocking News!!!

Shockingly, the CBS countdown worked. The feeds went live right at midnight (my time), and thankfully the house didn't stage some silly little pageant like in the past couple of seasons. Instead, we have a handful of people hanging out in Cody's HOH room, and Jillian and Alex in the lounge.

As you can see by the pictures, the rumors of Cody and Jessica appear to be true. We even saw a little kiss within the first few seconds. But Matt and Raven also seem "friendly". Ugh, come on Trivago Man!

The shocking news is that the rumors about Megan are apparently true. She self-evicted!!! Holy crap!!! She's apparently been replaced by Alex as a nominee.
We need more deets, stat!!!

There's a lot of small talk going on in all of the rooms with various groups, but nothing earth-shattering. It's going to take some time to find out everything we need to know. 

Everybody just figured out that the feeds were turned on, so it's shout out time.

Big Brother Season 19, Episode 2 Recap

Last night’s Big Brother premiere “highlighted” the multiple twists planned for the season. Seriously, it was a bit much. This is the season that should be called “over the top”. After a convoluted series of events, the show basically replaced superfan Cameron with season 18’s Paul.

The online community has been riled up over these development, but in hindsight I’m not as upset as I was 24 hours ago. Since we saw little to no house dynamics last night, we really have no clue how Cameron was fitting in with the house over those few hours he was there. Could he have possibly rubbed some people the wrong way? Could Christmas and Megan have charmed the house? That’s the problem when the feeds don’t go live until a full week after they enter the house.

That’s not to say I wish Cameron was no longer on the show. I will go to my grave complaining of returnees, and Paul is no exception. Yes, I did like him last year, but he seems to be coasting on the more annoying aspects of his character from last year. Yes, “friendship” stinks. And the way his return was set up is downright criminal.

Why do I say that? Let’s look back to last night. That competition that unleashed the temptation was created in a way where the endgame was predetermined. No matter what somebody was going to push that button. Were they going to let them sit there for days and days? Nope, and human nature dictates that somebody was going to go for it. The fact that it was at first unclear whether it was Kevin or somebody else is proof that’s the case.

Then there is the fiasco regarding his “friendship” bracelets. Letting him pick eight people to remain safe pretty much created a large alliance that will inevitably befriend him and keep him safe for the next few days, if not weeks. That’s craziness.

The final straw is this week’s “Den of Temptation” vote. It’s the first vote of the season, and Paul is competing against 15 people nobody has ever heard of before. Of course he’s going to win, which means that he’s safe for the next three weeks. Hmmm, isn’t it a familiar course of action or returnees to be safe up to jury time? (Or close to it, at least.)

Yeah, I’m not happy with these turns of events. But at least tonight we’re bound to see more house activity. This won’t be a Julie Chen-dominated show. There will be a HOH competition, and nominations will happen after some footage of the various folks trying to cement their place in the house. Hopefully, this will include some of the drama that Grodner hinted at in a tweet earlier this week.

So let’s jump in with tonight’s action. After a lengthy (and I mean lengthy) recap of what we just saw last week, the show begins with the aftermath of Cameron’s departure. Paul thinks it’s ridiculous that he went “over the beast Christmas. Wow, everybody in this house is stupid for not voting out an obviously strong player”. Yep, I agree. Christmas, meanwhile, is pissed that she actually got two votes to evict. She now has two unknown targets. Lighten up, Francis. Boring Jillian is happy that she survived, and she doesn’t want to be seen as comfortable on the block.

In the bedroom, Josh is freaking out even though he wasn’t nominated. It’s already difficult for him to be in the house. Megan and Alex are in another room talking about who could have possibly voted for Jillian (Matt, Mark, and Cody) or Christmas (Jason, Josh). In the diary room, Megan is convinced that all five votes came from guys (correct), and she knows that traditionally all-guys alliances begin right away. Alex says they have to find out who made those votes “ASAP”.

Mark is now seen giving Josh a pep talk. He “likes the kid” but the paranoia is already getting to him. Josh says “by tomorrow” he’ll be fine. Josh is convinced that “the girls and Ramses are forming”. Sure enough, we see him hopping around with the girls. Josh also says during the comp he saw “the blue haired girl” (Megan) saying they need to go after the guys. Flashbacks show her saying that exact thing.

Upstairs, Megan is telling Ramses and Jillian how much she likes their group of four. The fourth, Alex, joins them as Megan tells them that small groups of four usually work best as alliances. Megan drops a bombshell as she states who her initial nominees would be - Mark, Paul, and Cody. If any of them go, she will be happy. Jillian adds that she doesn’t trust Paul, and Alex agrees that he’s a huge threat.

Back to Josh, as he’s not overreacting to Christmas. He starts bawling as he’s a self-proclaimed “mama’s boy” who can’t deal with the fact nobody is genuine. The sad piano music comes up as he is whining about missing his family. Bitch, it’s just been a few hours! Ok, a few days including interview segments. Josh does appreciate the concern that Christmas shows him. They continue to babble about the house, and she asks him about Megan. “I don’t trust that girl That’s my gut. I don’t know if it’s God guiding me.”

Moving into the kitchen, Raven is dancing around when the doorbell rings. Holy fuck, it’s stupid Nicole. Why? Why are you doing this to me? Ramses, of course, goes nuts over her, as does Alex. Kevin has no idea who she is, though, so he just sits in the living room. Good for him.

Nicole is there to host the first HOH of the summer. There will be four groups of four, with equal girls and guys on each team. The orange team is Jason, Alex, Christmas, and Ramses. The yellow team is Elena, Jillian, Kevin, and Josh. The pink team is Dominique, Jessica, Jody, and Matt. Finally, the blue team is Paul, Mark, Raven, and Megan. Kevin, remember, must throw this competition for his team.

Again, apples are a part of this game. They must race across the vines, grab an apple, and return it via the vines before hitting the button. Once a team has reached 8 “rotten” apples, the quickest two teams will advance to the next round. There will also be a golden apple, and if found they are to return it. This will make them safe for the week, but there will be a consequence to it.

Thanks to Paul, his team takes the early lead, but then it gets funny. Due to Josh’s paranoia about his place in the house, he grabs the golden apple that makes him safe. Elena is pissed, as she was going to grab that. “I could be on the block this week because of you.” She continues to bitch that he’s a traitor. “You know why I did this”, he says as eliminates his team from this competition. He’s convinced people are gunning for him. Jillian thinks it’s extremely selfish, as he continues to talk about his gut feelings. Jillian says he wasn’t on anybody’s radar, although he is now.

Mark dislocates a finger during the comp, but he carries on. Cody takes charge and whips his way through the rings. Alex gets the clown music, though, as she struggles through the ropes. Raven also struggles. The game ends as Cody springs across one last time for the eighth apple. “Watch out, loser”, he says as he pushes past Josh. Second place goes to the blue team, as Mark struggles with his team’s eight apple.

Afterwards, Josh is pacing away from everybody else as they talk about who grabbed the golden apple. Cody says he’s a coward, and he’s now on his radar in the future. Josh starts bitching at Megan that he’s an intelligent and smart guy, and he “doesn’t want nothing to do with your game”. He likes everybody but her. “You’re a snake and a bully, and I’m done with you.” She’s upset as she has no idea what she did to him.

Nicole’s awful voice comes on again as she introduces the second part of the competition. It’s a similar competition in some respects as they have to balance a bunch of apples on a tree, but each team has to pick one person to represent them. Cody wants to be his team’s representative, and Paul is basically forced to play. Not surprising, Cody easily wins. He’s the season’s first HOH!

Back inside, Cody says he wants to be the person who divides the house, “and it starts today”. Paul reminds us that Cody shook his hand as they discussed safety the previous day, but I’m not sure that will hold. Josh is still fuming over Megan, and he says he has to call her out once again. This time in public. He does, and calls her a snake once again. Apparently, she’s been making some snide remarks about him, and she apologizes. He is convinced that he would have been going home if he didn’t win safety and she denies that is the case. This if beyond ridiculous. Josh keeps going and going, but Megan finally walks away.

In the bedroom, Josh tells Kevin that he’s convinced he would be going home if he hadn’t grabbed that safety apple. “I have a gut feeling.” You really have a bad gut, my friend. Kevin thinks the “kids in this house are sometimes just nuts”. Yep, you’re spot on, old man.

In one of the bedrooms, Jason is letting Paul put on his cowboy clothes as he believes he’s good at “being the breath of fresh air”. Yeah, whatever. Friendship, blah blah blah. He rides Jason around the house, and not in the way you’re probably thinking. Cody just doesn’t give a fuck, though, and gives Paul the evil stardown. Yes!

In the bedroom, Cody tells Matt that he wants to join up with him and Matt. Matt is all for it. He moves on to talk to Mark about the same thing. He feels they’ve all been on the same page since day one. Wait, isn’t this day two?

In the kitchen, Megan is washing dishes as Josh wanders over to get a glass of water. He tells her he’d like to talk to her, but her only response is to nag him to clean up his mess as she just cleaned the kitchen. In the diary room, he claims to feel bad about what he did and knows he created a huge target. He tells her what he did was completely wrong, and whines that this is the first time he’s been away from his family. She says in the diary room that the problem is that she now has to fix the mess he created with everybody else in the house.

Up in the HOH, Megan talks to Cody about how she doesn’t want to go up on the block. Too bad she knows she has “zero relationship” with him. Yeah, he doesn’t really respond, and complains in the diary room that he hates the Big Brother cliched “save me” speech. “If there’s one thing I don’t respect it’s begging and selfishness. If she thinks she’s going to get any intel from me, she’s wrong.”

Outside, the girls are in their swimsuits, and Cody talks about how he needs to create a real team together. He needs to find people similar to him. Matt and Mark are the obvious natural picks, but he needs to have some “babes” - Christmas, Dominique, Raven, and Elena. Hmmm, I’m not sure about those picks. Oh yeah, he also picks big boobed Jessica. He loses his train of thought as he talks about her. Then there’s the outsiders, which is too big of a group to list. It’s basically everybody else, and those are the people he must decide between for nominations.

Mark and Cody talk about noms in the diary room. He’s thinking of the “three outside chicks” - Alex, Megan, and Jillian. Yes, I like that!!! If possible, he’d like to backdoor Paul. Mark loves the guy, though, and thinks he could be an ally. Too bad he can’t tell Cody this. “The guy is going to play both sides”, Cody says. He doesn’t buy that Paul is trustworthy, but Mark doesn’t agree.

The show ends with Cody’s nominations, and they are Jillian and Megan. He tells Megan “I just don’t really like you that much”. Wow!!! Jillian is up because she’s associated with Megan. And that’s all he has to say!!

There’s the usual babble from everybody involved, and that’s it for tonight! What are your thoughts? Were you happy to see that snake, Nicole? Are you already sick of Josh? Or how about that beastmode Cody? Let me know!!!

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Big Brother 19, Episode 1 Recap

Here we go, kids. We’ve sat (somewhat) patiently over the last few weeks as tiny little tidbits of information has been thrown at us. Besides a handful of interviews with the cast, there’s been various stories quoting Julie Chen and Alison Grodner about these bozos and what has happened in the first few days since they entered the house.

But for every quote there has been an equal amount of new questions, and I’m ready to have them answered. Is the returnee rumor true? Has somebody already been evicted? What about this whole “Den of Temptation” silliness? Hopefully we’ll get some answers by the end of tonight, or after tomorrow’s show.

So let’s jump right into this mess with the usual pomp and circumstance propaganda from Ms. Chen. You know the drill. “The most tempting season of Big Brother.” “Expect the unexpected.” “The twistiest twisty twist-twist of all time.” Ooh yeah, and “but first”. Nothing but inanity.

We’re apparently going to see “three tempting offers”, including the largest cash prize ever offered on premiere night. “Will a former fan favorite get back into the game?” Ugh, there’s our disappointing news. The rumors are true.

Oh, and somebody could be evicted TONIGHT, if the temptation is taken. Now that’s exciting.

From there we go to the fake introductions. Don’t believe the bullshit. That’s not how they find out they’re going into the house. Christmas is first. She’s an athlete with a million businesses. Rodeo clown Jason, aka Whistlenut, is next. Keep in mind he’s never seen the show. Alex is next, and she’s a moron. (Go back to last week’s Big Brother Gossip Show for my impression of her.)

The next group starts off with Kevin, the old man of the show. He’s a stay at home dad that’s constantly messing with his rings. He knows everybody, and has way too many kids for any one person. There’s also Dominique, a nuclear engineer who “found” her key in her Bible. She must not read it very often, no matter how much she babbles about her religious inspiration videos. Oh, she’s going to be a nightmare.

The third group starts off with Meathead Mark, a personal trainer from Buffalo. He thinks he looks intimidating, but he’s a big teddy bear. Elena, who pretends to be a “radio personality”, is shown the one time a month or so they may let her behind a microphone. Mom tells her that she needs to “think before she speaks”, but that will never happen. Finally, there’s Ramses, a gay nerd who lives for cosplay. He’s also a superfan.

There’s more video footage of this first group as they pack and say goodbye to their family. We then see them on stage, and Julie talks about the “distractions” inside the house. Four of them are then sent in - Alex, Mark, Ramses, and Elena. They do the usual whooping and hollering as they race through the house, with lots of “OMG” from Ramses. He’s going to be way too excitable all season. They look all around their new home, and Ramses is the first to bring up the word “temptations”. Oh, and Elena is already looking at Mark with penis in her eyes.

The other four - Jason, Dominique, Kevin, and Christmas - then enter the house to similar squealing. Mark immediately falls in love with Christmas as she is beautiful and looks as if “she could throw me on her shoulders and do some squats”. Christmas, though, is here to play hard, and is “waiting to take them out one by one. Good morning, Big Brother, give me the soul I’m going to eat today.” Hmmm, I think I like her.

Kevin talks about his kids, and says he knows he’s going to be the father of the house. Dominique is confused that there’s only 8 people in the house. She apparently thinks the other 8 are the “twist”. Girl please.

Time for the next half of the cast. Wait, we saw a smile from Cody! Oh yes, the girls are clearly going to like this shot of him shirtless with his big gun. Raven is shown teaching dance, and I’m already annoyed by her. She’s a ghost hunter with a company called W.I.G. Oh lord. Josh is from Miami, and he’s completely over the top. “I was born in business, baby.”

Next up is Megan, a nerdy dog walker, but she’s not a “stereotypical” dog walker. There is such a thing? At 20, she joined the military and became a Navy interrogator. Her skills there should work for her on Big Brother. Cameron, a microbiologist, is next, and he’s like a more personable Ian.

Wait a second. I need to take a break here. Jessica is next, and she’s giving her key while laying out, and I’m seeing nothing but breasts right now. Giant things, barely hanging in her bikini. Of course, we also have to see her dishing the tea with her girls. I mean her friends, not the other girls. She claims that nobody will expect her to be a superfan. Well, I still don’t believe it.

Moving on, there’s also construction man Matt. What a bore. He’s “loyal to a fautl”, and hope that doesn’t hurt him on Big Brother. Jililan is up next, and she’s also a huge bore. For fun, her and her family went to Tijuana to get weight loss surgery. Wait, what?

There’s more video footage, and then they’re on stage with Julie. She informs them that the first eight are already inside, and then Matt, Raven, Jillian, and Cameron are sent in to the same squeals from before. Christmas loves Matt’s silver hair, and Kevin tells Cameron to not be nervous. Cameron isn’t happy, especially when he tells Cameron he looks like he could be his nephew. I won’t even mention Raven and her desire (and example) of a conga line.

The final four then enter...and yeah, you get the picture. Jessica tries to say hi to Megan, who ignores her. Funny. Cody certainly likes her, though. Wait, he said Big Brother could never put a girl in hot enough to entice him! Josh also thinks she’s beyond beautiful, and tells her so.

The tour continues, and Ramses freaks out over the cams moving to watch him. He, Alex, and Megan talk about how they’re superfans, and Ramses thinks many of the cast are big fans. Ramses thinks it’s a big deal to confess this to them.

Champagne arrives, and they sit down to introduce each other. Oh wait, Jessica thinks Cody is cute. “Don’t worry, daddy. I’m going to try to be a good girl”, she says in the diary room. Raven says she’s “Arkan-sassy”. Ugh. Ugh. Ugh. Megan reminds us again in the diary room that she is more than a dog walker. Crickets come up when Ramses talks about cosplay. Kevin thought he said “cockplay”. Dominique doesn’t bring up her main gig. She’s just a motivational speaker. When Elena babbles about her radio gig, Mark looks on longingly at her, too. Weirdly, Dominique thinks Matt is hot!!! As does Elena and Raven. The segment ends with cheers.

After commercials, people are hanging out around the house when Julie calls them to the living room. Ramses is so obnoxious. “OMG, it’s Julie Chennnnnn!” Stop it. Stop it now. Julie tells them “this is going to be the biggest, wildest, most tempting summer in the history of the game.” Yeah, we’ve heard that before. She introduces the “Summer of Temptation” theme, and that “it all starts now”. They’re going to be “tempted by money, safety, and power”. It’s time for the first temptation!

They head outside to the “Garden of Temptation”. They all have to pick a pod to sit, and Julie then tempts them with $25,000. They each have a button in their hand, and the first to push it when it turns green wins. Taking that temptation will have consequences, and they’ll be anonymous, but doing it will unleash the first twist of the year.

After a little bit of diary room babbling, the game begins and a few seconds later somebody has accepted the temptation. It was Kevin. What? Why? This twist has two consequences, though. One personal, and one for the entire house. The person who claims the money is now not eligible to win the first HOH, but the second consequence won’t be revealed until “due time”. Dominique promises in the diary room to come after the person who pushed the button.

This consequence is the worst of the season, though, as it means that we will get a 17th houseguest. And it’s not a newbie. Yep, the rumors are true. Damn you, Kevin!

Everybody is now inside talking about who picked it, and Ramses doesn’t believe when Cameron says he didn’t do it. The doorbell then rings...and yes, it’s Paul from last season. Oh boy. Now I do like Paul, but nobody should ever return to the game. Especially when it takes him about 30 seconds to yell out his trademark “friendship” idiocy. And he’s a “legitimate” player. We’re stuck with him. The only good thing is that Cody doesn’t like him, and wants to backdoor him as soon as possible. Kevin doesn’t know who he is, but Megan says she loved him last year.

Megan, Alex, and Ramses are joined by Jillian, the one person that Megan wanted to join them. Yep, it’s the first alliance of the year. They wonder if they should align with Paul, and Jillian says it’s a bad thing for her game as vets always make it to the end. Ramses thinks he’s going to align with the guys, though. Megan, though, says they should postpone whether they should be an official alliance for now.

Julie again calls them to the living room, and says hi to Paul. She confirms that he is an official player in the house, and Christmas says she doesn’t know why the others are clapping in response. Julie announces that not only is he moving into the house, but he’s replacing one of the current cast members. One of them will be evicted tonight!

This leads to the second temptation of the night - safety. If one is to stay in the game, they must tempt Paul. He’s sent to the storage room to retrieve a box, but he’s not to open it yet. He’s told to open it, and it’s 9 friendship bracelets. One for him, and the other eight to hand to those of his choice. Anybody who receives one is safe from eviction. So they all have to tempt Paul to keep themselves safe. The house goes quiet.

The asskissing begins with Raven, who tells him how much she loved his season. Paul’s not buying her phony sweetness game. Oh wait, it did work a little. Elena gives him a cheese sandwich, and promises a condiment next time with a dad joke. Others are shown babbling with him, and it’s only funny when Cody sits there next to him in silence. Josh claims to be his biggest fan, and says that he kept saying “what are you doing, you idiot?” last summer. Paul thinks he needs to tone it down.

Everybody is again brought to the living room to find out who is receiving the bracelets, and he gives the first bracelet to Kevin. Next up is Raven, followed by Dominique, Mark, Jason, Jessica, Ramses, and Elena. Josh believes he still trusts Paul, however. The rest are to compete in a competition to see who is the one who leaves, and they all complain about Paul in their diary room chats.

The remaining eight are now in swimwear to compete in a competition called “Tempted By the Fruit”. At the end of the competition, three of them will be on the “chopping block”, with one of them evicted. They’re to stand on their trapeze, and the last person standing will win safety. If they drop, they have to pick an apple from one of the serpents. Four of them are “good apples” that give them safety, while three are “poisoned”. Julie will also be reading clues throughout the competition that will help them pick the good apples.

After the usual diary room idiocy, Julie announces that a red snake is more likely to give them safety than a yellow snake. The game then commences, and many are immediately struggling. Jillian drops first, and takes an apple from a red snake. Christmas brags that being a fitness superstar makes this a competition that she should easily win. Megan is struggling, but doesn’t want to be a Jody or Glenn. She almost falls as her rope starts swinging but manages to stay on. Until she doesn’t. She also grabs an apple from a red serpent.

Julie then says that one of the yellow apples is safe. There’s only two, and Josh knows that’s his chance. He then grabs it “by using his brain”. Cam babbles that he doesn’t want people to think he’s a threat, and then he jumps off. But he says he’s forgotten what Julie said about the clues. “So much for me being the smart guy in the house.” Alex says she beats “dudes everyday in video games”, and she’s going to crush it. Julie then says one of the yellow snakes has a safe apple, and now Christmas is now thinking about being a physical threat. She drops, and picks a yellow apple.

It’s now Alex, Matt, and Cody. People shout encouragement to Alex. Julie then announces it’s going to become more difficult. The trapezes start to raise up in the air, and Alex thinks she’s screwed. Of course, there’s a video game reference there, too. Cody says his “pride is on the line right now”, so he has to win. Matt says he’s starting to hurt, and Cody tells him that he feels “solid”. Matt then falls. Cody is barely hanging on, but is planning on using “psychological warfare” on Alex. He says he’ll fight for her, and she replies “no offense I hope you eat shit”. Wait, what? I like that response! Cody still thinks he has it in the bag, though, and Alex finally falls. Cody has won safety for the night!

It’s time to open the apples, though, to find out who will be on the chopping block. Alex opens hers, and she’s safe. Matt joins her, but Christmas has a poisoned apple. Cameron joins Christmas. Josh is safe, as is Megan. Jillian joins Christmas and Cameron on the block.

Julie then says there is yet another temptation that may change everything. This is getting to be a bit much. She tells the three of them that the final temptation is a temptation of power that’s only offered to them. They get to decide how their fate is to be determined. They can pick the house to vote to evict, or have a battle against each other where the loser is sent packing.

They are sent to the diary room to pick their fate, and Jillian goes with the vote as she doesn’t think she could beat Christmas. Cameron wants a competition, as he “doesn’t trust any of these fools”. Christmas is the tie-breaker, and she decides to go with the vote.

Julie announces the results, and tells the nominees they better do some politicking with the rest of the house. Cameron is shocked that Christmas didn’t pick a competition (me, too), and he won’t be the first hamster in this cage to go home. Christmas talks to Mark, although she feels pretty safe. She’s also going to downplay her competition prowess. There’s various conversations of all of them pleading for votes, including Jillina using her weight loss story for sympathy. Cameron does a striptease to Elena and Jessica to try to help himself, and Elena respects that although she doesn’t like his hairy butt.

The show concludes with the moment of truth. Who will get their dream shattered? Voting begins with Jessica, who votes to evict...wait, we’re not told the individual votes??? Oh, this is bullshit. Julie announces that Christmas only got 2 votes to evict. Cameron is evicted by a vote of eight to three. Wow. He grabs his bag and heads to the door, clearly heartbroken. He blames himself for dropping off the swing when he could have remained longer.

This ends tonight’s episode, with tomorrow night’s show dedicated to the HOH competition, along with their nominations. Sunday’s episode includes the introduction of the “Den of Temptation”, where we vote on one HG to enter the den and be offered a temptation. This cna only happen once a season, and the first one is the “pendant of protection” which gives them protection at the next three evictions. But, “every temptation comes with a consequence”.

So what did you guys think of tonight’s episode? I feel it was all a bit convoluted. Twist after twist, just for the sake of twists. Bringing Paul back was unnecessary, and giving him so much power to make people safe was just plain stupid. And that apple competition? Despite Julie’s “clues”, the odds didn’t improve as the game went on.

And then there’s the sad case of Cameron. Generally, I’m not as bothered by first-night evictions as most people. I didn’t give a damn about Jodi or Glenn, and both of them sort of went out via regular competitions. Both would have been dead weight in the house. Cameron, though, basically was eliminated by the luck of the draw. Any of those apples could have been a “safe” one. I believe that he could have actually added something to this season. Yes, he was cast as a “nerd”, but he wasn’t this naive, lonely bookworm like Ian or Steve, who is always brought up in conversations about him. I think he would have used his head to succeed for a little while at least, and there was certainly a bit of a conniving side to him that could have created some good drama. Do you agree?

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Big Brother Gossip #801: Season Premiere

Well hello everybody! That's right, we're back because Big Brother 19 is about to start. This past Monday, CBS released the first interviews conducted with this season's cast, followed by chats with the Canadian version of Entertainment Tonight and radio station KFROG in Los Angeles.

Tonight, Scott, Colette, and Mike showcased the highlights of these chats. Or should I say lowlights? Quite often, that was certainly the case. Despite some of the typical defiiciencies in this group of contestants, this does look to be a very fun season. Yes, it's quite possible the "twist" could lead to some production interference. At least once of hopes that is not the case!

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Scott's First Look at the BB19 Cast

After weeks and weeks of rumors and phony twitter accounts, the time is finally here. On Monday morning, CBS finally released the info of the Big Brother 19 cast. 
Unfortunately, we’re not provided with much information. There’s a short bio, and five minute videos from Big Jeff Schroeder. Why does he still have this gig? He’s the worst interviewer ever. Why does he ask the cast members to come up with hashtags. What’s this idiocy about acting out high school mascots? Please, CBS, dump him before we have to endure the endless highlight loops during competitions.
Although you may not get that impression by my initial reactions to each individual, I’m sort of happy with how this is working out. There’s no returnees (unless they’re going to spring them on us later). There’s no relatives or best friends of past castmembers. The average age is almost 30 this year, which is a big difference from the past couple of seasons. 
Here we have some initial impressions after watching them with Big Jeff, along with some tidbits picked up from their Hollywood Reporter interviews. I’m sure within days I’ll think differently on the vast majority of them, but that’s the fun of following this show. 
Don’t forget that Colette, Mike, and I will be chatting about the new cast on the season premiere of the Big Brother Gossip Show this Saturday night at 9 pm ET! I’m excited to get the gang back together, and to hear what they think of these new victims.
Alex Ow (28)
Hometown: Thousand Oaks, Calif.
Current City: Camarillo, Calif.
Occupation: Eco-Friendly Marketing Rep
The season’s most obnoxious voice, and the worst taste in favorite player. Well, second worst as there is a choice that will make me cringe more than Nicole. Like that snake, she plans on teaming up with only guys and she’s extremely thirsty for male attention. This is another “superfan” who doesn’t know who Jeff is, or that he married Jordan. She’s a spaz whose annoying laugh is going to haunt me all summer long. Of course, she’s wanting to be loved, and thinks that after being loved this season she’ll “crush it like Nicole in 18”. Gross.
Cameron Heard (24)
Hometown: North Aurora, Ill.
Current City: Woodridge, Ill.
Occupation: Microbiologist
Three Adjectives: Persistent, driven and smart
Favorite Activities: Ride my bike, solve Rubik’s cubes, play some online chess, snowboard and scuba dive. I want to try mountain biking sometime in the near future as well.
He’s an Ian fan, which makes sense as he’s a nerd like Ian. He is one of the few who actually is a superfan, as he posts on Reddit and listens to Big Brother podcasts. Hmmm, does he listen to the Big Brother Gossip Show? He should. He “knows” he’ll be the smartest person in the house, and plan on flirting with the girls even though he has a long-term girlfriend. Most importantly, he doesn’t care what America thinks! I like him! He’s a nerd with an edge!
Christmas Abbott (35)
Hometown: Lynchburg, VA
Current City: Raleigh, NC
Occupation: Fitness Superstar
Christmas scares me. I know she can beat me to a pulp. She’s more manly than me. She’s a body builder who has worked as an independent contractor in Iraq and as in pits of Nascar. Still, she seems nice. I don’t quite buy that she’ll let the “loud ones” take themselves out. Really? This motormouth is going to be quiet? Big kudos, though, in saying she’s playing this game to win and will do the showmance idiocy only if it helps her game. I can see her going far but not because of her apparently huge online presence. Being a big fish in a corner of the internet isn’t really that big of a deal. Take Vanessa. The poker world knew her but few in the “real world” did. Same with He Who Shall Not Be Named, despite the fact he believed he was a “social media mogul”.   
Cody Nickson (32)
Hometown: Lake Mills, IA
Current City: Plano, TX
Occupation: Construction Sales Rep
Pure deer in the headlights. He’s there but the brain’s clearly not functioning. He will definitely be bro’s with the bodybuilding guy. He says he wants to be with the “warriors and champions” at the end. Oh yeah, and he “doesn’t negotiate with terrorists”. There’s also a weird comment where he doesn’t like women with “victim noises”. What the fuck is that? This kid is going to crash and burn...hopefully before jury. 
Dominique Cooper (30)
Hometown: Tuskegee, AL
Current City: Woodbridge, VA
Occupation: Government Engineer
Perky and bubbly. Can you imagine dealing with her after a night of drinking? She tires me just watching her. BTW, we get the “Dominique the Dominator” line. She didn’t need to repeat that over and over. I’ll give her kudos in the fact that she plans on succeeding by watching everybody. That’s something way too many people forget about when it comes to Big Brother success. She’s going to drive many people nuts, but I do see her making it to jury.
Elena Davies (26)
Hometown: Fort Worth, TX
Current City: Dallas, TX
Occupation: Radio Personality
Three Adjectives: Funny, abrasive and charming
Favorite Activities: Instagram, listening to live music, napping, tail-gating and shaking my booty.
Why are the girls so awful this year? Elena is not really a radio personality. She’s a phone screener who co-hosts the station’s podcast. She’s loud and has a godawful fake smile...and James is her favorite former player. You just know she’s a “whoo-hoo” girl. She would rather be hated if it means she wins, so I’ll give her a small token of credit. 
Jason Dent (37)
Hometown: Humeston, IA
Current City: Humeston, IA
Occupation: Rodeo Clown
Three Adjectives: Charismatic, ambitious and athletic
Favorite Activities: Rodeo
Oh Lord. This guy is the worst. He’s never seen the show. He’s a moron. He loves James. His nickname is Whistlenut. He claims to be a “storyteller extraordinaire”, which means he’s a complete bore. He’s so bad that he can’t even answer Jeff’s insipid questions. Think of what he’ll be like in the diary room. Please evict him immediately. 
Jessica Graf (26)
Hometown: Cranston, RI
Current City: Los Angeles, CA
Occupation: VIP Concierge
I know exactly what all of you are thinking. This will be Scott’s favorite of the year. This page will be full of bikini shots all season long. Nope. Won’t happen. She’s an idiot. She works with one of the twins, for god’s sake as a “VIP concierge” and I bet she gives special services. She claims to be a superfan, but I don’t buy it since she “lived for the showmances”. It’s even more embarrassing since she doesn’t seem to know that Jeff and Jordan are together. She’s also another of those already planning on doing a second season. In fact, she believes she’ll be the first to win back-to-back seasons. “I’m playing a long game here.” How is that possible when she would rather “lose and be loved”? In fact, she’s counting on winning America’s Favorite Player. Ugh. This is frustrating. 
Jillian Parker (24)
Hometown: Celebration, FL
Current City: Las Vegas, NV
Occupation: Timeshare Sales Rep
Before watching her video, I had already stumbled upon her embarrassing YouTube video where she sings a Whitney Houston song into her hairbrush. Let’s just say that my opinion of her may already be compromised. Kudos for throwing a little shade to Nicole and for loving Danielle Donato cuz she’s a “bad bitch”, but overall there’s nothing really remarkable about her. Honestly, though, should we really be celebrating a person who took the easy way to lose weight? 
Josh Martinez (23)
Hometown: Miami, FL
Current City: Homestead, FL
Occupation: Hair Care Sales
Hmmm, I’m not sure what I think of Josh. He says he’s a great manipulator and a great liar, so I do have some hope. He loves Evel Dick, and isn’t afraid to call people out. But he thinks people are going to perceive him as a big threat. Nope, don’t see that at all. But his plan on being ruthless is exactly what the show needs. 
Kevin Schlehuber (55)
Hometown: Boston, MA
Current City: Boston, MA
Occupation: Stay-at-home dad
Is it just me or is there sort of a creepy undertaker vibe to this dapper gentleman? He is sort of interesting. A former Mr. Massachusetts who is a father of seven, I get the impression that this man can talk. And talk. He says he’s easygoing but the fact that he “has a story” for every occasion may get on other people’s nerves rather quickly. He lost me, though, when he said he’d rather lose and have people love him. 
Mark Jansen (25)
Hometown: Grand Island, NY
Current City: Grand Island, NY
Occupation: Personal Trainer
Meathead time! Even though I don’t see the attraction, he’s obviously there in the hopes that CBS (and Jeff) get their showmance of the season. Or even better a catfight between two twits who wants this goof. I guarantee that he’ll rarely, if ever, wear a shirt in the house. He also obviously has never seen the show, as his answers to Jeff were beyond idiotic.
Matthew Clines (33)
Hometown: Arlington, VA
Current City: Arlington, VA
Occupation: Renovation Consultant
The online reaction to Matthew seems to be positive, but how is that possible when Donny is his favorite player ever? I guess he seems nice enough, but I quite frankly was pretty bored while watching his interview. He says he’s “too nice and too friendly”, which is not exactly a recipe for great feeds. He’ll also be way too excited about the smallest event in the house. Of course, he’d rather be loved and lose. 
Megan Lowder (28)
Hometown: Cathedral City, CA
Current City: Phoenix, AZ
Occupation: Dog Walker
Megan is another of those rare true superfans. She posts on Reddit; she watches all of the international versions. I may not agree with all of her assessments, but she does know her shit. When asked by The Hollywood Reporter about an all-girl’s alliance, her response was “Hell no! Girls are backstabbing, catty bitches!” That’s a perfect answer. She does plan on finding the biggest crybaby and turning that person into her secret ally to take into the finals. I have my doubts that she’ll get that far, but I do hope she does well. 
Ramses Soto (21)
Hometown: Grand Rapids, MI
Current City: Grand Rapids, MI
Occupation: Cosplay Artist
This self-professed superfan is almost too excited to be on the show. Good for him. He seemed to be pretty levelheaded in his Hollywood Reporter interview. He even laughed at the idea that being on Big Brother can bring you fame. He has the most extensive plan that includes multiple alliances involving people in different sides of the house. He also plans on succeeding by being smiley and bubbly. He also had a perfect answer to Jeff’s stupid win/love question when he said that all he wants it the title. My bet is that somebody is going to really fuck him over, and he’ll never see it coming. 
Raven Walton (23)
Hometown: DeValls Bluff, AR
Current City: DeValls Bluff, AR
Occupation: Dance Teacher
Disqualified for two reasons - her voice and the fact her favorite player ever is He Who Shall Not Be Named. She claims to be both a mental and physical threat, and she’s open to a showmance. I kind of zoned out really quickly, mainly thanks to Jeff’s terrible questions, but I am intrigued by the fact she wears a pacemaker. Ultimately, I believe she’s going to be extremely needy.