Saturday, June 30, 2012

The Fans Turn on (Faux) Janelle #BB14

OK.  So the big news of this evening is JanelleGate.  I just made up that stupid name, but you can read about the situation here.

The fans are all abuzz about this.  Of course. This is a Big Deal in BB Land.

But many fans are confronting "Janelle" on Twitter about the pictures.  No surprise there.  Anyone with a laptop knows that over 50% of the people who tweet are nasty bitches who would NEVER have the BALLS to speak to someone in person the way they speak to them on Twitter.

So I'm not surprised that people are being aggressive towards her.  What I am surprised about, however, is that she is responding to them so quickly. Isn't she on a plane on the way to a dream vacation in Greece?  Shouldn't she be sipping champagne and watching the personal video-on-demand in International First Class?  Snuggling with "the Hubs"?

Janelle isn't a very frequent Tweeter.  Her conduct today on Twitter is far from the norm.  If she is really going on vacation today, what does she care what we think about it?  She could just tweet a picture of herself, with her FACE, when she arrives in Greece to prove it to us, if she cares so much.  Or on the plane, for that matter, since she is apparently able to tweet over the ocean with ease.

So..here is a sample of the "Janelle" vs. "Fan" interactions.  What do you think?



When does Janelle ever "look like crap"?  Especially dressed like she was in the photograph, and working that designer bag to the nines?  Here is the picture she tweeted, in case you didn't see it before it was deleted.

And then the dreadful "Survivor Shannon" crawled out from the bushes of Louisiana (or whereever) and started taking pot shots at our Janie.  "Faux Janelle" has one thing in common with the Real Janelle--they don't put up with a lot of shit very easily. "Faux Janelle", who is supposedly on a plane en route to the vacation of her dreams with her husband, bitterly fought back with Shannon.

Boston Rob even got hit by the shrapnel.  How dare!

Note that I do believe the Real Janelle would use a hashtag called #fuckingdumbass.  In fact, we should all try to get that phrase to trend today, in honor of our Janie.

Who is Survivor Shannon?  I don't remember which Survivor season he was on, but he had a fresh mouth and talked like a bad ass.  I hear him "star" on podcasts and he is entertaining in a train wreck sort of way.  I'm not a "Johnny Fairplay" fan either, so maybe this type of person is just not my cup of tea.  (Note that he needs to use the word Survivor in his tweet name....otherwise he would just be a man named Shannon.)

Then, Missyae from @TheGameSurvivor appears and tweets the following---note that he has previously stated that Survivor Shannon is a good friend of his.

And also:



Beau a moron?  Remember him from BB6?  I think calling Beau a moron would be a compliment, compared to his usual adjectives.

Please don't attack Faux Janelle.  Remember they are all doing their best to put a good show on for us this summer.  It's still nearly two weeks until the premiere, and we're all losing our shit already!

My Biggest Fear (as far as BB14 is concerned, that is):  Janelle won't be on BB14 at all, and I will stare at my computer screen blankly on July 12th, wondering where it all went wrong....


The Janelle Frenzy Has Begun. Will She...or Won't She? The Picture Fraud. #BB14

Who would think there would be such a scandalous cluster on a quiet, steamy (102 degrees) Saturday afternoon?

In case you've been actually out there in the world having a life, let me bring you up on the events of today, as they relate to Janelle Pierzina, Big Brother Goddess.

THE RUMOR

This is very old news at this point, from Wednesday (years in Big Brother Pre-Season time).  Janelle was identified by Jim, aka Missyae @TheGameSurvivor who is the only credible source right now for BB14 rumors, as one of the four mentors involved with the upcoming Big Brother season.  You can read about that here.

Missyae has also said that the Mentors will "go inside" on Sunday (tomorrow).  I think that means they are going into sequester, since the season doesn't premiere until July 12th.  Typically the house guests enter the house 4-5 days before the show premieres on CBS.  The house guests get settled in, get schooled on the rules, and start getting used to the cameras.  After the west coast premiere ends, the live feeds start, in conjunction with the first episode of Showtime's Big Brother After Dark (i.e. 12:00 am EST July 13th)

Due to this rumored Mentor Twist, however, I think the time period between entering the house and the show's premiere is longer this year to include the introduction of the Mentors to the houseguests.  I'm guessing that the house guests have some sort of audition period with the mentors, maybe even interview with them for a spot on their team.  Then the Mentors will pick their teams somehow, a draft of sorts.  I hope we will see that happen live, but it is likely to be presented on tape during the first episode, or will be teased for the second CBS episode.  It's their hook this year. This is the payoff pitch.

[I'm just guessing about the last paragraph.  Other than my experience with Big Brother live feed watching and my own creativity, I have no inside information other than that provided by the usual public sources.]

OK, back to Janelle...

She has been tweeting about her great weekend and upcoming vacation, supposedly to Athens, Greece.  I wrote about that here.

Then, a few hours ago, she tweeting that her husband upgraded her flight to first class, and posted a picture which now seems so strange.  As you can see, it doesn't show her face---just a body that COULD be Janelle at the airport counter.  I wrote about it here

But then, the strange part.  Our friend Missyae at @TheGameSurvivor received some information from an internet sleuth.  The picture above was posted in W Magazine's website at least one year ago.  Here it the picture from W Magazine, included with a story about handbags:



And here's the thing.  Janelle's tweet with the picture attached has disappeared. It's gonzo.

But of course I took a picture of it, so we'll always have it right here.  Now when I think about it, it is strange that Janelle didn't include a head shot.  She's not shy about showing pictures of herself.   In fact, just the other day she tweeted this.

Or did she?  Was someone else already covering her Twitter account for her while she is already embroiled in Big Brother 14?

The fans are having a strong reaction to all of this. More on that later....

But let me say a few things:

1.  Janelle is one of the biggest Big Brother fans out there.  She visits the websites, watches the live feeds, and obsesses about it every year just like we do.  Would she really use the hashtag #bigbrotherfansrnuts?  Followed by a #fuckya?  As far as she wants us to know, she is going on vacation.  What does she care what we think about it?  I have been following her on Twitter for over a year now, and she doesn't really tweet that much.  I think the tweets supposedly posted by her today are more than she would usually do in a month or more.

2.  Janelle understands the pre-season Big Brother excitement---would this minor incident be enough for her to call us all nuts?  After all, some of the scariest stalkers in all the land have contacted her during the Real SuperPass live Big Brother shows.  And Janelle barely blinked an eye at their batshit shennanigans.

3.  Don't believe me?  Well, you can read about it here.  And here

4.  So no, I don't think Janelle wrote this.

5. On the bright side, no one is talking about The Glass House anymore, are they?   As BB3's Roddy Mancuso would say, "it's a big SO WHAT!"

It's FIrst Class All the Way for Janelle #BB14

Does that look like a "Going to Greece" outfit?  It looks like a ready to "Get to Work" kicking ass on BB14 outfit to me.

She says it herself in the hashtag....#BYEBYEBITCHES.

Loving the Mark Jacobs Vuitton bag...

Janelle Tweets About Her "Vacation" #BB14

Well, it may very well be the summer of dreams for us, too!

Janelle has enjoyed a nice weekend so far by the sound of it. She had a beautiful meal at home with her husband last night and then went out for brunch today. 



This may be your last day in Minnesota for a while, Janelle.  Hopefully until mid-September....

AGP Scrambles to Plug the Leak... #BB14

Our favorite spoiler this year, Missyae @TheGameSurvivor  has a few comments for us this afternoon about what is happening in Big Brother Land.


 As I have said in the past, this guy is a professional and runs several reality show websites.  I don't think Jim would jeopardize his Reality Reputation by creating bogus rumors.  (Hear that, TheCornerOffice?)

If you have been out of the country (maybe playing Survivor?) and don't know about the Mentor Twist, you can read about the the man behind @TheGameSurvivor and find links to all of my Mentor Twist posts here. There are a few Mentor Twist posts that I wrote more recently that aren't linked in that post, but you can use the search box for the Mentor Twist label if you feel you need more info.

OK--so according to Missyae, there is a lot of blaming and finger-pointing going on behind the scenes regarding the release of this information.  You can just feel the paranoia and panic.


For the most part, these rumors are only drumming up excitement about the upcoming season.  But I guess in some circumstances releasing this information could hurt the game.

For example, if the newbies are home trolling the internet for information about the upcoming season (I would be...) their knowledge of the Mentors could really screw things up.   I guess they could start doing extensive research on the Mentors, but more importantly the element of surprise would be gone.

And Production doesn't want to lose any house guests over naughty behavior.  You know, like trying feverishly to contact Janelle to beg, "Pick Me!!!  Pick Me!!"

So I'm thinking the newbies are already in sequester somewhere.  The Mentors are leaving their homes tomorrow (Sunday July 1st), but I'm guessing they enter the house shortly after the newbies go in, rocking their world and the game. 

Missyae runs a Big Brother Whispers Facebook page where (I'm guessing) he gives out some additional inside information.
I don't have a Facebook page.  I'm tempted, but I really can't handle another distraction right now.  I have my hands full with this, running my business, blah blah blah.

Please follow him on Facebook and tell him I sent you.  If something juicy comes up that he doesn't post on Twitter, maybe you can let me know?  You know I like to Dish the Dirt!

Welcome to Big Brother 14

The past week has been a whirl of excitement and rumors.  The upcoming week is sure to include the same.

I just want to take a moment to welcome new visitors to my website, and to thank those that keep coming back for their support.  I have been writing live feed updates for years, but only started keeping my own website during BB11.  I actually set up the website and started posting a day or two before Chima Simone's unprecedented breakdown and expulsion.  That ended up being great timing!  I was right there with the story at the right time.

Some people wonder where I get the time to do this every summer.  Sometimes I do, too.  I own my own business and try to schedule my appointments and commitments around my Feed Watching schedule as much as possible. 

I will be writing live feed updates every day, and taking pictures as well.  Sometimes when the feeds are down I watch the Flashbacks and then I recap those, too.  My favorite events to recap are the live HOH endurance competitions---last year they had more of them then ever, so I hope we can expect the same for BB14. 

In the past week, visitors from the following countries have visited the website.

Do you all read the site in English?  Or is it converted into other languages?  What a trip it would be to see one of my posts in Russian!

Also, from time-to-time I post the leading search terms here on the website.  This will give us all an idea of what people are searching for on the internet.  Sometimes I am amused that they typed those words or phrases into Google and were linked here on my blog, and other times I am horrified! 

Here are the most popular search terms in the past week that brought people here to my website.  As you might expect, there is A LOT of interest in the BB14 rumors and TV schedules.  But there are a few surprises---why does someone keep searching for Michael Donnellan (BB6)?  Michael, is that you?  If so, you are even creepier than I thought....


Media Day Pictures from Inside the Big Brother House! #BB14


If you are a Big Brother fan, you probably know that last weekend (June 22 - 23rd) was the annual Big Brother Media Day.

A very lucky select group of media personnel get to tour the new Big Brother house and they usually get to play some competitions, eat slop, etc.  They even had a nomination ceremony.   This year Brendon and Rachel appeared to host Media Day, which was surely an experience for those in attendance.

(That alone is one reason why I don't think Rachel should be a Mentor this year, but whatever.  I'll get over it.  See the latest rumor here.)


The house looks like a spaceship!  The decor is insane!  I think there may even be some video game references, particularly in the hallway to the Diary Room, but that's not my area of expertise, to say the least.

(I play Bejeweled on my iPhone, but that's about it.)

These pictures are courtesy of WeLoveBigBrother, and you can see all of them linked here.

I don't think we should get excited by that chicken in one of the photos---I'm pretty sure he was used somehow in the  Media Day competition.  I don't think he is a permanent resident.  I hope they don't eat him.

I'm not sure I like the decor this year.  It doesn't look like a real house in any way, shape or form.  But of course that won't stop my BB addiction....

***WARNING*** 

Every single year, some jackass on the internet says that they have early pictures of the Big Brother house guests, and it turns out that the pictures are the Media Day people.  So don't be taken in by those jackasses.  After seeing the pictures at the above link, you will know a lot  more than they do.

***ALSO***

You might recall way back last week (at least a year ago, in BB time) that there was a rumor leak that the house would have an 80's decor.  Well, of course that prediction was fake.  It came from the phonies at TheCornerOffice.  You can read about the rumors they initially tweeted, and then about the reveal of the hoax here.

Jeff and Jordan Do America - Live Chat

Jeff and Jordan did a "live chat" with their Facebook fans last Thursday, June 28th.  They are promoting their new show Jeff and Jordan Do America, which premieres on July 18th.


Where does it premiere?  On CBSi.  I'm not sure where that is, or how we will find it.  Maybe we will find it on You Tube.  Who knows.

This "live chat" features Jeff and Jordan sitting in front of a blue screen, reading questions from fans about their new show, and their new life together in California.   There is a strange white spot on the blue screen that I found distracting, but that's me.

A few notes:

*  Jordan hates the traffic and the noise of Southern California, but likes everything else.

*  They have a little one-bedroom apartment in Santa Monica that Jeff describes as a good "starter apartment". 

*  Turns out Jeff hurt his arm when a bull gored him!  Wow.  I wrote about Jeff's injury and have pictures of their new apartment here.

*  They really are cute together, and have a great rapport.  Jeff has so much experience now with hosting and being filmed--he's a natural.  I think he would be great on ESPN or Fox Sports, but he would need to get some speech training first.  His pronunciation of some basic words drives me crazy.  (Dese and dose).  He even coaches Jordan throughout the video on how to read the questions, etc.

*  They get asked when Jeff is going to propose every time they leave the house.  You can tell Jeff is annoyed by this--he kinds of goes off about it but in true Jeff fashion it is charming.

*  They plan to watch Big Brother this summer.  They just got TIVO so Jeff says there is no excuse not to.

*  Jordan had lunch with Rachel a few weeks ago, and Brendon wished Jeff a Happy Birthday.  It sounds like that is about the extent of their contract with Brenchal but they put a positive slant on it.

*  The video is posted below--the short promo clip is tacked on the front but the total playing time is over 30 minutes.  If you are a Jeff and Jordan fan it is a must.  You get a glimpse of their daily dramas about driving, cleaning, etc.  Just like a normal couple, as Jeff explains.


Update: The Final Mentor Was Revealed #BB14

Well, last night our trusty source for all of the juicy rumors revealed the 4th and final rumored mentor for this summer's show.

THE RUMOR

After much ado, the final "bad" mentor is none other than:

Rachel Reilly.

Yes, Rachel.

I saw this info posted last night by Missyae @TheGameSurvivor, and I was very disappointed by it.  So I just kept doing what I was doing and didn't update the blog.

Sorry.  It was 103 degrees yesterday (for real) and I had two cold beers last night and some smoked eggplant dip and pretty much passed out.






You know, I consider myself a Rachel fan, and wanted her to win last year.  But I was getting really excited about the possibility of seeing some old faces that we haven't seen lately.

Like Natalie from BB11---I was thinking that casting her as the villain mentor would be genius.  Most of the fans despised her during and after her season, but it takes a special kind of talent to create that type of controversy.  She was brilliantly deviant during BB11, and was in the background pulling a lot of strings.

I think she would have won, and probably should have won instead of Jordan.  Yes, Jordan pulled it out at the end by winning the final competitions, but Natalie kept beating the odds week after week in that house.  The Jury House chatter is what ruined her---Jessie heard the news from the recently-evicted house guests about her real age, and how she had been trash talking him.  So she lost his vote, and a few others.

And of course Jeff was spending his time in the Jury House trying to convince everyone to vote for Jordan.  Then the Big Brother world got swept in Jeff & Jordan fever, so Natalie was pretty much forgotten.

The BB12 house guests did spend a fair amount of time on the live feeds badmouthing Natalie, particularly Matt Hoffman.  It was very funny, in my opinion.

Natalie was a devious little bitch who rarely bathed, but I was looking forward to seeing her in action again this summer.  I pictured her joining forces with Mike Boogie and and clashing with Janelle.

Anyway.  Moving on...

I'm sure Rachel will once again provide plenty of drama.  She is quite a different player when Brendon isn't around, and we all know how competitive she can be.  I think she is going to be star struck by Janelle (who wouldn't be?) but I'm guessing we will see a new Rachel this year.  She will have a different attitude.

I've watched Rachel on the live feeds for two years now, and last year she came in feeling like the underdog.  She and Brendon felt that everyone was against them, they had to fight every week, yadda yadda yadda.

This year (if the rumors are true...) she is coming in as a former Winner, and a finalist on The Amazing Race.  She is a CBS contract player now, so I think she should relax and let it play out.

Can you imagine being a newbie house guest and finding out that you are going to get picked in a house guest draft by either:

Mike Boogie
Rachel Reilly
Janelle Pierzina
Dan Gheesling

Wouldn't you be crapping your pants?  I wouldn't want to get stuck with Mike Boogie.  I have heard Janelle say many times that she is a fan of Rachel's and she didn't like the way Brendon spoke to her on the show.

I think Rachel and Janelle will bond and create some great TV for us.  I think Dan Gheesling will be playing from the moment he walks in that house---they should all watch out for him.

It almost makes you forget that there are other houseguests, right?  And as Missyae says, there are some surprises coming about former Survivor contestants who will be cast on this year's show.

Hmmm..  If it's Boston Rob, I don't think I can take it.  (I love, love, love me some Boston Rob.)  I just don't think I can back away from the live feeds if Boston Rob is anywhere in that house.


I officially have a Boston Rob Problem.

So there are still plenty of surprises left to reveal....I guess we will have to wait and see!

Friday, June 29, 2012

So, Should We Believe The Mentor Twist? #BB14

I don't need to tell you that the web is bursting with news about the upcoming season of Big Brother 14.  The hottest rumors going right now involve the Mentor Twist.

Should we all believe the Mentor Twist?  Well, I'd like to, but I will also say I am cautiously optimistic.  I thought it sounded lame at first, but since the rumored Mentors are not the same old Big Brother faces I got excited about it.  I think we all need a Brenchal and JeJo free household this summer.

Otherwise, it would just be ridiculous.  Let's save some of that for All Stars, right?

So, I have made a list of the PROS and CONS regarding believing in this twist.

THE PROS

1.  The source for the rumors has a documented history of receiving inside information about Survivor.  In fact, CBS sued his ass due to the information he exposed. I wrote about the source and his background here.   People with the inside scoop would want to give it to him either directly or anonymously----he's already proved that he isn't scared to stand up to the Powers-that-Be and tell them to shove it.

2.  Said source, Missyae @TheGameSurvivor  tweeted early on in this process that the information about the Mentor Twist "just fell into his lap".  I think it is plausible that someone (with BALLS) provided this information to him.   Also, the source is a professional.  He's pacing the information updates carefully to achieve the maximum excitement.  He's running a business, and why would he screw up that reputation by publishing blatant lies?

3.  I don't have any other credible rumors to believe right now.  This is all there is right now, trust me.  TheCornerOffice was revealed as a hoax, of course, and no one else has stepped up yet with fresh rumors.  I wrote about TheCornerOffice situation here.

4.  This is Big Brother PreSeason, and this is What We Do.  Speculate.  Debate.  Anticipate.  It's fun.

THE CONS

I've already stated that I believe the rumors, with caution.  But there are just a few little things that trouble me.  In the interest of fair reporting I am presenting them here. 

1.  After Mike Boogies name was announced as the first "Bad" mentor, the source tweeting information that indicated that there was a female Mentor who said yes, but was shaky about it.  She was on the fence and it was possible she would back out.  Apparently she was worried that the fans would think she was a terrible mother to leave her baby.  It wouldn't take a genius to determine that this is Janelle.  He even said we should let her know that we all supported her.

But last night the source tweeted the following info:

So does that indicate that Janelle got off the fence?  Or is this mysterious 4th female mentor the one that is on-the-fence?   We don't have any potential "Bad" female mentors who are new mothers, do we?  Did Dani Donato just pop out a kid?  Because you have to assume that the Mentors were good at the game of Big Brother, and were fun and engaging to watch all summer.  And there aren't many contestants that fit that mold to choose from. No, not many.  Or any...

Maybe the source made a mistake, a typo.  It happens.  I'm just sayin'.

2.  The source has mentioned two former BB stars who were unhappy that they weren't selected as mentors ---Jeff Schroeder and Evel Dick.  Regarding Evel Dick, the source has tweeted a number of times that Dick wasn't even considered as a mentor.  Last night, the following tweet went out:

Here's what bothers me about this---if CBS didn't even consider Evel Dick as a potential mentor, how would they know he was "infuriated"?  Did he call up when he heard the rumors himself and rip Alison Grodner a new asshole?

We've all applied for jobs before where it didn't work out.  We interview, and then someone calls or writes to let us know that we weren't the right candidate, or that someone else was just a little bit better.  If we're lucky --sometimes you don't hear at  all.

But it's not like Evel Dick needs to apply for a job as a Big Brother mentor, or audition for the role.  The Powers-that-Be already know all about Evel Dick.

So..what I'm getting at is why would they even have that discussion with Evel Dick, if they weren't even considering him?

If we don't submit an application for a job, why would the company let us know they weren't even considering us?  It just doesn't make sense.

How harsh would life be if we all continually received messages out of the blue like this:

Company:  "FeedWatcher, we'd just like to let you know that we have an exciting job opportunity available this summer, but we are not even going to consider you!  Oh, and its a Big Secret, so please don't tell anybody!"

Maybe this is easily explained.  I don't know.....I will gladly review and evaluate all other credible rumors that come up.

Evel Dick Stays Strong--Day #5 Without Cigs #BB14

Well, Evel Dick is staying busy on Twitter.  I think he is one of the best Twitterers out there (along with Alton Brown).  He mixes it up with the fans and has excellent grammar, spelling and punctuation.  This gives his unfiltered thoughts credibility and gravitas, in my opinion.  And I often laugh loud (for real, not like "LOL") while reading them (see below).  I love it when he unloads on someone.

Evel Dick ain't no dumbass.  That's for sure.

About the smoking:  Turns he was pulling our leg about the BB14 house being a smoke-free zone.  I wrote about it last night, and you can find it here.  That did sound unbelievable to me.

First of all, I don't think Alison Grodner Productions cares if the Big Brother house guests get lung cancer, as long as it doesn't interfere with their production schedule.  Also, those cameras and microphones above the outdoor couch get so much play...and the fact that this is the smoking section is a big part of that.

You can't deny someone their (legal) addiction and expect them to perform in the Big Brother pressure cooker!  I should have known better---Evel Dick doesn't participate in the pre-season rumor mill.  No, not him.

One exception to what I just said is that if a house guest runs out of cigarettes, they are S.O.L. as far as Production is concerned.  You have to bring enough smokes to last the entire season, if you make it that far.  Kent from BB2 ran out of of cigarettes and Production was kind enough to provide nicotine patches for him.  Kent was a hard core, long-time smoker, so I'm sure that was a challenge for him, and also his cast mates.

Evel Dick is the ONLY houseguest who Production bought a carton of smokes for, after Jen Johnson (BB8) either destroyed, stole, or hid one of his cartons.  But he was BY FAR the STAR of that season and they were loving him.  They even built a special cordoned-off area for him to have a few cigarettes while the backyard was being prepared for a competition.

I wonder how many cigarettes Shelly (BB13) took into the BB house?  Because Jeff and Cassi smoked her stash all summer.   Jeff really got into it, too.  He was a smoking fool out there on the patio.

But, back to Evel Dick's Twitter account.  He says the Mentor Twist rumors are bullshit, and he doesn't know what we are all talking about.

And don't you DARE tweet him about the rumors.  He will BLOCK your ass if you do.






***ALSO***

1.  Are the Mentor Twist rumors true?  Hmmm.  I have been paying close attention to the rumors, and have noticed a few things that smell funny.  More on that later.

2.  Regarding the outdoor smoking section in the Big Brother back yard, prepare to get douchechills:  Last year Adam said on the feeds that he expected future house guests to refer to it as "Adam's Cove".

***ugh!***

Thursday, June 28, 2012

This Sh*t Just Got Real. Real Player, That Is. #BB14


Next week is gonna be crazy. 

Bombshell News from Evel Dick #BB14

***Breaking News***

As tweeted by Evel Dick:

No smoking in the BB house!  That is the most shocking news yet!

I guess that means Janie, too.  She likes to light one up with her wine on the backporch.  I don't think you should assume that is why Dick is trying to quit.  He has said he wanted to quit before his 50th birthday, and I think he just turned 49.

Maybe AGP is trying to keep their insurance costs down?  The stress of being in that house has led many house guests to bum a smoke.  And remember when Kaysar had the hookah in his HOH Room?

Also, I can't tell you how many people out there search for pictures of girls smoking and wind up on this website.  I think they want to see pictures of any girl smoking, not just BB house guests, but there are quite a few searches for pictures of Cassi Colvin smoking.

And men's feet.  Specifically Brendon's.  And yes, Porsche's butt.

***Breaking*** Third Mentor Revealed #BB14

Missyae @TheGameSurvivor has just released new info regarding the rumored Mentor Twist.

THE RUMOR

The second "Good" mentor, and the third released so far is:

Dan Gheesling, winner of BB10.




This is definitely exciting news.  Dan was a game player who was the total package.  I just hope he doesn't yell at us in the DR this year.

Also, some other news was released regarding the Mentor Rejects:


I don't think it's right for them to say that about Jeff.  Chances are he's already annoyed about something else.  It might not be this, huh?  (ha ha ha).

Lisa and Hayden were boring as hell on the live feeds.  Eye candy can only take you so far.

Now that I think about it, the Mentor Twist sounds like a great way for Big Brother to leverage it's star-power without ensuring a one-sided slam.  Because at least from the beginning, the mentors are competing against each other.  (Maybe the last mentor standing gets to play for the prize?)

Last year Dominic said he didn't expect to come into the house and be "gang banged by All Stars".  That's pretty much what happened!


Jeff & Jordan Get Their Kicks

A new You Tube video was released yesterday as a promo for Jeff and Jordan's new CBSi show--Jeff and Jordan Do America.


America's couple is making their way from Chicago to Los Angeles on Route 66, on the way to what Jordan describes as "their new life".  They each planned half of the trip and it looks like plenty of adventure out there.  As you might expect, they are both cute as apple pie.


I gather that filming for the series has ended, so I guess that will leave them free to appear on Big Brother this summer in some capacity.  I don't know how we will watch anything on CBSi.  I'm not even sure what it is, but I guess we will figure it out.

If it's successful, I'm sure the concept can go on and on, with a wedding, a baby, yadda yadda yadda.  Let's face it, it's easier than working for living, huh?

Here is the link to the preview video.  The country music in the background is stuck in my head now.  Damn.

So, Who is Behind the Mentor Twist Spoilers? #BB14

I knew that the person behind the Twitter account leaking the rumored Mentor Twist spoilers had been in a little trouble with CBS, but I must admit I didn't know the details.

Last night I noticed that people were bitterly disparaging those spoilers on Twitter, and the source they came from, so I decided to do some sleuthing.  And boy was it interesting.

Apparently Missyae, aka @TheGameSurvivor was sued by CBS in 2011 for publishing an ordered list of Survivors booted off two consecutive seasons.  Missyae is actually a man who lives in Arkansas, who was befriended by Russell Hantz, who couldn't wait to spill the beans about the two back-to-back seasons he appeared on.

So once the tweeter (let's call him "Jim", since that is his name) told CBS that he was merely repeating what Russell told him, and backed it up with emails, CBS apparently dropped the lawsuit and scurried away with their tail between their legs.

Andy Denhart from Reality Blurred did some great reporting on this story and you can find one of the articles here

Based on what I know now, I have the following comments:

1.  This is a fascinating age we live in, where the fan of a prime time Top 10 TV show is contacted on the internet by the attention-hungry, ego-driven star of the series.  And thus a scandal is born.

2.  At the end of the day, CBS should be thrilled that there are enough rabid Survivor fans to keep a website like Survivor Sucks going strong for so many years.  There is a cult of fans who love to discuss the game and the players.  Every TV show should be so lucky.

3.  If someone wants to post spoilers (particularly those that are actually true), they should do so in a way that doesn't impact the fans who DON'T want to know that information.  Maybe post in a special SPOILER thread or something, so the reader knows what they are getting into.  Otherwise it is impolite and probably hostile, to say the least.  This issue seems to be the main one that has angered Survivor fans so much, that the series was ruined for them as they innocently looked at the message board.  This happened to Andy Denhart as he researched his story. 

4.  Each Survivor signs a Big Fat Contract that includes a $5,000,000 penalty if they disclose confidential information about the show before it airs.  So......what happened to Russell Hantz after Jim proved that was how he got his information?  Was Russell fined?  Why does CBS continue to hire Russell and his family?

5.  That's what I want to know.

6.  Jim has said that since he was sued, information about Survivor is now just sent to him anonymously.  For example, someone mailed him hotel receipts for the cast who I guess is filming Survivor All Stars.  And a member of the crew stupidly left a call sheet for filming a previous season somewhere at the hotel, and someone who picked it up sent it to Jim.  (I found said call sheet online last night, and was absolutely fascinated by it.  This call sheet is from the season that Boston Rob won so looking at it didn't spoil it for me.)

7.  So...having said all of this, do I still think the Mentor Twist rumors are true?  I do.  And I hope my heart is not broken if Janelle doesn't appear on my TV screen on July 12th.

8.  Missyae @TheGameSurvivor is a very friendly tweeter and has been kind and chatty with me, as a newbie to his Twitter streams.  I think he welcomes your follow requests and has tweeted about how nice all of his new Big Brother fan followers are, but beware that if you follow him you will also see spoiler tweets about Survivor, particularly the season that is filming now.  I already know too much about it, to be honest, and am a little heartbroken.  (It sounds fascinating, by the way......)

9.  If Big Brother was a show that was filmed in advance, like Survivor, I would not be trolling for and posting spoilers.  (This website would not exist, since there would be no live feeds.)  I don't want to know what happens on Survivor before it is aired.  I have too much respect for Jeff Probst for that.

10.  If you need to catch up on the Mentor Twist, I have posted about it at the following links:

Mentor Twist Post #1
Mentor Twist Post #2
Mentor Twist Post #3
Mentor Twist Post #4
Mentor Twist Post #5
Mentor Twist Post #6

 11.  Also, another sales pitch:  If you're going to buy the Live Feeds, you should probably do it this weekend, if not on Monday.  A lot of information is going to be disclosed on Monday, and the pre-season SuperPass exclusive show start airing that day.  You can click on the link on the upper left corner of this website to get started. The sale price of $29.99 will be offered through July 11th, though, so you still have plenty of time to take advantage of that special price.  You can find out more info about new features and extended pricing here.

12.  And as always,  trust that I will be covering all of the action right here....

Glass House Ratings in Freefall in Week #2

So, the ratings were down in Week #2, but dropped even further in the second half hour, after Prime Time Alex Stein was "voted out" by fans.



Kind of a "can't win for losing" scenario, since he was a total douche, but was an entertaining douche.

Check it out here.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

My Head is Exploding - Mentor Twist - #BB14

@TheGameSurvivor just messed up my entire summer with the following update.  If indeed this is true, then I may never leave the house.

THE RUMOR

Yes, it is JANELLE!!!!




For a change, I have no words. Just wow.