Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Meet Meg Maley - Haters Are Gonna Love Her #BB17


1.  Right off the bat, we know that Meg is a chatty, bubbly person with a delightful laugh.  She just fills that DR with energy and you can tell it gives Jeff a jolt as well.  Meg is a 25 year-old waitress in New York City right now (originally a Jersey Girl though).  Jeff asks her if she's a people person and that was a real Captain Obvious moment for me.

2.  Meg tells us that when BB kidnaps you, they really do it!  Jeff says he knows about the kidnapping, and it's unclear to me if Meg knows that Jeff was on BB or not.  She was shocked when they told her "it's really time now" and took her cell phone away.


3.  She is going to miss her family and friends and hopes she's not bored stuck in the BB house all summer.  NYC is such a bustling place with so much to do, she's worried about just having to sit around and chill in the backyard.  Jeff confirms that there is a lot of downtime.  Meg expects to get sunburned in the backyard and points out her current pale face --- "i'll look like a lobster," she says.


4.  Meg thinks she will be a different sort of person than the other female cast members, based on who she expects to see in the house this summer.. She thinks she's sort of a goofy girl, but she also said she's a girl who is really ready to play the game, and we don't see that very often on the show.

Meg:  I'm a girl who's really hungry to get in there and play, and yeah, I'm a girl who likes to have a really good time.  But I'm not in there to have a good time.

Jeff, just taking it all in: So you're here to win.

Meg:  Yeah!  I'm here for the money, honey!

Jeff, not falling for it:  So even if there's backstabbing in there....you're ready to do that?  Because you seem pretty innocent to me!

Meg:  Ha ha ha!  That seems like a good strategy to me!

Jeff:  Here I was thinking you would be a good girl, and I'd fall right into your trap!

Meg:  Ha ha ha!  I hope so!


5.  Meg says she will do ANYTHING to win.  She wants to play a loyal game, but she will do anything to win.  Jeff asks her if she'd rather win and be hated, or lose and be loved.  Meg didn't hesitate to answer.

Meg:  HATERS GOTTA HATE!


6.  Meg says she's just "gotta do me".  Jeff asked her when the last time she cried was.  Meg says she cried this morning and they had a good laugh at that.  At the moment she feels a lot of emotion but is trying to get it all out now.  She didn't get to say goodbye to everyone that she wanted to----they took her phone and she still doesn't seem over that trauma.

 She thinks the only time she will get really emotional will be thinking about her family and friends, and trying to make them proud this summer---not emotional about the game.


7.  Meg thinks next to family, she will really miss the city life.  She's used to being on-the-go and being busy all the time, so she's worried about being bored, just chillin' in the Big Brother house. Jeff confirms that there will be A LOT of downtime.

8.  If Meg were an animal at the zoo, she would be a goose, because that is what her friends compare her to to, due to the typical goose energy and jerky head motions.  She acknowledges that this can certainly be annoying, so she plans to "play low" when she first gets in the house to not be that girl who is always terrorizing everyone about having fun.



9.  Jeff wonders if she knows what's coming up in the game.   Meg says she's been thinking about what the twists may be, and you can see the electric jolt that ran through her when she said she couldn't wait to find out.  Jeff doesn't know, either, he says.


10.  Meg hopes that the twists involve America, because she really liked that feature last year. (So smart of her to bring that up in this live format)   Jeff asks her if she has anything to say to America, since she wants to involve them.

(I hope Meg didn't like America's Team last year during BB16.  Because ugh.)



11.   Meg, to us:  I hope you guys are on my side!  And...let's win this game and KILL IT!

Jeff:  Well.  I think that's it from Meg.  A perfect ending right there.

Meg: Yeah!

***FEEDWATCHER FORECAST***

Well, this Meg is a real firecracker.  And she's not just a waitress, as you might expect. She is also an aspiring actress and has a web series called Fruitflies.  In the following You Tube video, Meg is the guest on this little talk show to talk about her webseries.  She tells the hosts that the series is about gay men giving advice to women.  She says she lives with three gay guys and spends her Friday nights in the gay bars, so they call her a Fruitfly.

You have to watch a little commercial during this video before you get to see her, but it's worth it to get to know Meg.  She does girl-on-the-street type interviews with gay men and it looks hysterical.  Meg says she's "single in the city, always", and that "it's a jungle out there".


She's friends with Andrea Boehlke from Survivor, and current Miss Survivor as elected by the Rob Has a Podcast fans.  That's fun, right?


I'm sure Meg and Andrea have a grand old time when they go out and tear up Manhattan.  Meg is a real live wire and I think she'd be a blast to play Big Brother with.  Now, she can't be honking like a goose when people are trying to sleep, and she needs to learn to lower her voice so everybody won't hear every word she says to anyone.

Unless she is the victim of some sort of cruel twist during the rumored night #2 eviction, I can't see Meg going home first.  Or even fourth.  I think there are going to be too many other big personalities in that house who are negative, rather than positive, keeping someone else in the cross hairs instead of her.

I can't imagine anybody not wanting to be her friend in there.  So she can keep good relationships with everyone, and particularly her alliance, which has to include Jason Roy, the "gay glue", right?

But I'm going off on a tangent.  Obviously I think Meg will make the jury and has potential to go much deeper in the game than that.  She just doesn't seem like the backstabbing type---she seems like such harmless fun.

Expect the unexpected, house guests.  Meg might even surprise Dexter Morgan with her ability and willingness to cut throats this year.

Love, love Meg Maley.  Great casting choice.

(And how great would it be if Frank Eudy is in the house, maybe as a coach or something?  Meg would totally get with him, and if she can talk food with Frank she could lead him around by a string and benefit from his strength at competitions.)

(I'm totally dreaming up the Frank Eudy scenario, but it's fun to think about...)

TMZ Breaks News: Hottie #BB17 House Guest Has Already Been Robbed!

Brand spanking new house guest Clay Honeycutt has already lost----his belongings that is.  TMZ is reporting that after Clay left, somebody cleaned him out.

You can read TMZ's article here.


This kind of reminds me of when Britney Hayne's house burned down, with many of her belongings, because her then-fiance didn't fully extinguish the barbecue grill in the backyard.  Production couldn't tell her about it until after the season ended, but the fire happened with less than one week remaining in the game.  (You can read about that sad story here.)

According to this article, Clay won't know about this for a long, long time, assuming he makes the jury.

Meet Jason Roy - Price Check on Gay Glue! #BB17

Jason Roy was the first BB17 house guest interviewed live by Jeff Schroeder to kick off the exclusive CBS All Access BB coverage.  He lives in Fall River, Massachusetts, a town famous for the Lizzie Borden murders.


1.  Well, we're all going to hear Jason enter a room long before we see him. And as someone who recaps the live feeds, I love a house guest like Jason.  No need for me to struggle to figure out who's talking on the live feeds....I will always know when Jason is speaking.  I normally love a Boston accent, but this is a different type of sound.  Must be a Falls River thing.   You'll have to hear it for yourself to understand what I mean.


2.  Jason is a BB superfan who watches the live feeds and says he has watched all of the international versions of the show.  He calls himself a "Big Brother Historian".

3.  He works in a grocery store stocking the shelves overnight.  I've actually been in the stores while that is happening, and it's an interesting bunch of people.  Big companies like Pepsi, Coke and Frito Lay hire their own employees to restock and merchandise the shelves throughout the day, so if Jason actually is paid by the grocery chain he must be working on the spice or cake mix aisles.  Just a guess.


4.  Big Jeff struggles with Jason's description of his job, and his life.

Jeff:  So whadda you do, watch the live feeds while you stock the shelves?

Jason:  No!  You gotta pay attention while your putting the paper towels away!

( So...the paper goods aisle....)


5.  Jeff notices Jason's accent and asks him where he's from.  He tells Jeff that his Massachusetts town is close to Rhode Island.  I have to say that if I was not informed that Jason is 25, I would think he is closer to 18 or 19.  He has a slight build and seems very young. to me.  Probably lacking in life experiences, too, if that makes sense.

6.  When asked what he'll leave behind, he says "everything", and elaborates by saying he will probably lose his job if he stays there for awhile--they will fire him.

Jeff:  That job stocking paper towels?

Jason:  Yes!

Jeff:  You might have a new job after this!

Jason:  I know...I might be rich!  Damn!  This could be the best scratch ticket out there!

Jeff cracks up at Jason's accent when he says that.  It was really funny, so seeing Jeff crack up made Jason laugh, too.


7.  He say he will miss "all of his girls" while he's in the BB house. (Even Jeff seems to know what this means.)  Jason says he plans to bond with "all his girls" in the house, too.  He'll miss his family but doesn't have any pets.  Jeff tells him that this is his big dream come true.

Jeff:  You're here now...you've landed!  This is your house now,...I'm just a visitor!

Jason is delighted with this and says he's so excited to be there.  He thinks his downfall might be that he can be annoying and grate on people's nerves.  He'll try to be aware of it but agrees with Jeff that the real Jason will come out while he's in the house.  He'll try to tone it down at first.

8.  If Jason wins BB17, he'd like to start his own business or buy part of a business so he can stop stocking shelves and be the one writing the paychecks.


9.  Jason plans to work with the girls in the house, claiming that he will be the "gay glue" to hold the girls together.

Jason:  The girls' alliance only works if there is gay glue to keep it together, just long enough for it to self-implode and then I'll still be there when the dust settles.

Jeff wonders if Jason will be ready to stab his girls in the back.  Jason says "if you put my mama in there, she's going home...I'm here for the check!" They can be his best friend, he says, but they're going home when it's time to go. He's only going to be loyal to his girls back home.


10.  Jeff wonders if Jason would rather win and be hated, or lose and be loved.

Jason:  Oh!  Sorry America!  There have been plenty of people that I've said, oh, I can't stand that house guest, but I don't care if America hates me, while I'm sitting on a throne of money.  But as a live feeder, I think people will like me, because they can identify with me.  I'm not one of those people who say, I've never seen this show before!

11.  Jason knows that he can't predict what the twists will be, but he's as prepared as he can be, with all of his international BB watching and all.  Jeff wonders what the Zingbot will say about Jason.

Jason:  Oh, I love the Zingbot!  He's got so much ammo with me!  I mean, just look at me! I weigh like 40 pounds!  He can just go off on me!





12.  Jeff wonders what Jason's guilty pleasures are.

Jason:  Well, probably Big Brother, but I don't know if I feel guilty about it.  I think I wear my obsession proudly.  My obsessions are probably Big Brother, Nicky Manaj, and fashion!

Jeff:  I think people are gonna love you!

Jason thinks he's probably the lowest rated house guest on Jokers right now, and that people are typing "I can't stand that guy".  Jeff points out that he's the first to be interviewed, so he's number one right now.

Jason:  I'm number one now!  Everyone else is a question mark face!


***FEEDWATCHER FORECAST***

Well, there isn't much to see on social media about Jason.  Either he posts under a different name, or he closed everything down for the summer.  It might be the latter, since he's a live feeder and knows what kind of crap people get directed at their family and friends.

I can't find any info about college, so I have to assume that he didn't go, which would explain his career choices at 25. He does seem really quick with a good vocabulary, so I don't thing intelligence will be a problem this summer.  But he's so goofy.....if the other house guests are paranoid about twists, they might assume that Jason is playing some sort of role, or is famous in real life.

You know, like thinking Donny Thompson was a Harvard professor or nuclear physicist.

In fact, that might just the box they're trying to check off for casting profiles----the oddball Super Fan that might be an outsider in the house, but might really connect with certain viewers.

I can say that I think it will be a blast to cover Jason on the live feeds.  I certainly don't think he'll be boring, and he will probably talk to the cameras when he's alone, since he knows the BB community loves that.  I have to say that even though he's a big fan of the show, it doesn't sound like he's going to fanboy out and gush about Will Kirby all summer. Or try to play like Dan Gheesling or something.  I think he'll just be himself, and that should make for a good show.

I heard a rumor that someone will be evicted on the second night of the premiere.  I hope it's not Jason, but it might be if everyone is just going on first impressions.  They might think he is play-acting, because his voice and mannerisms are so exaggerated (as mentioned above), or they might assume he's like an Ian Terry type whose knowledge of the game will burn them in the end.

If Jason can quickly make some good eye contact with the girls, and start spreading that gay glue around, he can have enough numbers to float by for a few weeks.  I think there will be a lot of strong personalities in the cast this year, so someone else will surely step forward to assert themselves a little too strongly.  Someone's going to be The Jackass....but will it be Jason?

I'm not sure if he has the people skills to blend in---I don't know enough about him yet.  I wish Jeff had asked him what he does during the day, since he works overnight.  Does he sit alone at home?  Sleep the day away?  Watch the live feeds?  I'm not sure these sorts of activities would be well suited for someone who needs to fit in and blend in as quickly as possible.

So I'll put it this way:  I would not be shocked if Jason is the first evictee of BB17, whenever that may happen, but I would certainly feel a loss at what could have been on the live feeds.  If the eviction isn't an immediate one, his personality could really help him.  I have heard house guests say many times that they had to pick someone to vote out that first week, so they picked the person who they hadn't spoken with much at all. (See:  David Girton)

Can't imagine that will be the case with Jason....

***FUN FACT***

As you can see above, the CBS website lists Jason's occupation as "supermarket cashier".  I saw that and had an image of Jason chatting with hundreds of people a day, scanning their groceries.  Some of you readers know I love to talk about food on the live feeds, so I was hoping to hear Jason's comments on what people buy and some good stories.  You just know those cashiers see it all.

But of course we heard with our own ears that Jason told Jeff that he stocks the shelves at night.  And working overnight in a closed grocery store is NOTHING like being a cashier.  Trust me.  I have collaborated in the grocery world and the people who work at night frequently have earbuds in, doing the same repetitive thing over and over and over again.

They may have some laughs with the other stockers, but many of them are likely to be stoned and are otherwise unable to find work in the industry.  It can be a very tough industry and in the Northeast there may or may not be a few Christopher Multisanti types "working" in the warehouse.  They like to have someone on the inside.

There's a fun fact for you.

Meet Austin Matelson - Judas Will Cut a Promo on You #BB17

OK..first of all, before you ask:


1.  Well, Austin is a big guy.  With a full left sleeve of tats.  If you saw Austin in line at Subway, or in the popcorn line at the theater, you'd look at him.  You might stare.  But if he caught you, I bet he'd just wink at you, and wouldn't care.


2.  Austin tells Jeff that he used to be a wrestler with WXWE (?) and is now a "post rehab specialist".  Jeff didn't ask a follow-up question about that....maybe like me he thought Austin was alluding to an addiction rehab program, and didn't know what to say.  But I think Austin was referring to wrestling injury rehab....that is one tough sport.


3.  Austin says he hasn't missed one Big Brother episode since season #1, and considers himself a big fan.

Jeff:  So, you must know that a wrestler has been on the show before..

Austin:  You mean Jessie?  Oh, I don't really consider Jessie to be a wrestler...I think he got into it because of certain things, but I don't want to dis Jessie...I'm sure he's a nice guy.  We don't run in the same circles...

Jeff:  I gotcha...two different arenas, you could say.



4.  Austin says he's been a wrestler "at heart" since he was seven, but he doesn't know if he can say the same about Jessie.

Austin:  But's a passion thing, so we'll see if we ever get in the ring together...I'd take him on.

(I'm no wrestling expert, but a match up like that might be a tremendous boost to Austin's career, right?  Because isn't Jessie blowing up on TV right now?)


5.  Austin has been seriously injured with the WWE.  He's had two surgeries and a herniated disc in his back.  (Ouch.)  After two years of rehab for those injuries, Austin "parted ways with them", and it was a "big, dramatic deal", because the WWE doctors said he would never wrestle again.  But Austin did his own research and worked with his own specialist who was able to "treat what Austin had" and he was able to get back in the ring this year as an independent and it was a huge accomplishment for him.


6.  Now he also works with children to "help them get out of snares".  I think that means that he coaches them about fighting bullies, maybe?  He also helps people with their own rehabs after they have finished physical therapy.  (I guess that explains the "post rehab specialist" title.)


7.  Jeff tells Austin that he'll have plenty of time to rehab this summer, because there's not much to do in there.  Austin agrees and says that not only will he be working out, he will be coaching other people out and trying to build alliances as well.  He knows that he is big and intimidating-looking, so he needs to find ways to attract people and build relationships beyond the way he looks.

8. Austin loves fitness, and is a "gymnast at heart".  He's going to have a hard time not doing backflips and handsprings in the backyard, but he doesn't want everyone to know all of his capabilities.


9.  One secret that Austin plans to keep in the BB house is his wrestling name....it is Judas Devlin, and when he puts on his top hat, he becomes Judas.  He does it for Jeff, and is clearly a showman. Jeff is loving this and probably can't believe he's getting paid right now.

Austin:  You guys will know this, but the house guests won't.

Jeff, so excited he's stuttering:  So, that's da switch? Puttin' on da hat?

Austin:  Yep, Austin's a big teddy bear, but when the hat comes out, it's lie, Judas lie.

Jeff:  Oh, you're scarin' me right now!


10.  That top hat is really cool, and could be the next Bear Shirt as far as house guest clothing trends go...everyone will want to wear it for the live shows, veto meetings, etc.   Austin says he has morals and integrity, but Judas is the "other side of the coin", and is willing to do whatever it takes to advance his personal game.  If that means to lie to someone's face, or to lie behind their back, he's willing to do it.


11.  If Judas was an animal at the zoo, he would be a snake!  But if Austin was an animal at the zoo, he'd probably be a "pretty little parrot", "flappin' his wings". (This was the best answer I've heard so far to Jeff's banal question.)

12.  Austin thinks the Zingbot will poke fun at his top hat, but says the Zingbot "can't out Judas", so he's not worried about that.  (For the same reason the Zingbot couldn't mention Derrick was a cop last year....)  He has no problem making a fool of himself, and can laugh about it all.  Jeff thinks this will help him in the game, of course.  He's ready for some good zings.


13. If he wins the big prize this summer, he says that Judas would probably take it to Vegas and gamble it away, but says that as Austin, he would spend the money on anti-bullying charities.  He says he was bullied as a child, and also bullied in the wrestling ring, and "it was actually a big human resources issue".  Austin says he stood up for a lot of other people who were being bullied, and wants to continue that campaign.

Austin:  Silence makes losers of us all, so you've got to be willing to speak up about things.

Jeff:  Quote that.

Jeff had to pretty much force Austin to do that fist bump with him you see above.  Austin seemed to have never heard of a fist bump, but I guess Big Jeff is gonna do what Big Jeff is gonna do.

***FEEDWATCHER FORECAST***

OK. First things first.  Just what is this WWE "big human resources issue that Austin mentions in the interview?  Well, don't worry, I found out.  According to PWInsider.com. Austin blew the lid off a lot of controversy about Bill DeMott, formerly WWE head coach.  You can read their full article here.


This news broke just last March, so I'm guessing this brought Austin to the BB casting team's attention.  Just a guess.  I think he is a real fan of the show, but I think he was recruited.  And I'm guessing he may or may not have retained an attorney over this whole business, particularly if he feels he was injured as a result of it.

Now that is juicy.  Apparently once Austin spoke up, everyone else came out of the woodwork to throw in their two cents as well.  Bill DeMott was also involved with MTV's Tough Enough, which was a reality competition where the winner received a WWE contract.  If you watched that show (I admit I did.) then you know that wrestling may be a show on TV, but the reality is that it is a brutal business for your body, and few human beings can withstand the physical rigor of the training, much less the day-to-day road show.



And let's see a few of Austin's wrestling portraits, while we're at it.



As far as the game goes, I think Austin is a great casting choice.  It is likely that some of the casual viewers of the CBS show will judge him on sight as a sort of Evel Dick character, but nothing is farther from the truth.

I haven't watched BB8 since the end of that season, but this week I watched an episode featured on the CBS All Access platform.  I forgot what an evil dick Evel Dick was---he constantly berated the other cast members for their appearance, religion, or perceived quality of their parenting.  (That's rich, right?)  Austin seems like a kind, gentle soul who would never intentionally hurt someone with his words.  I don't think Judas would do that, either, but he might throw your ass out of the house.

Austin will probably intimidate others with his physical prowess, but if there is a "team" element in the beginning of this season (?) his team will surely want to keep him around to kick some ass in the competitions, too.

I'm guessing he will admit he's a pro wrestler, but maybe he'll say it was all in his past, and he's injured and washed up now.  I mean, it's not like they can You Tube him while they're in there.  I think he will have a hard time making it to the jury, but hopefully he can make it through the first few weeks and make some friends.

And the two "secret" house guests?  I would love to see Frank Eudy in the house with Austin for some tag team action, but of course I'm a total mark for Frank Eudy.


Hey girl, hey.



***FUN FACT***

And now, from the FeedWatcher archives, enjoy this memory of Old Jerry calling Dan Gheesling "Judas" during BB10, which may have been a thousand years ago, for everything that has changed in the world since then....

Meet Audrey Middleton - Just a Simple Country Girl Poised for Media Stardom #BB17


First of all, I would really like to approach Audrey just like any other BB house guest, but of course we won't be able to do that, even if we wanted to, So before I begin my introduction to Audrey, I will mention the news everybody now knows:  Audrey used to be a man.  TMZ broke the news yesterday, and you can see that here..

I watched this interview live from the DR as it happened, and I had NO IDEA that Audrey was transgender.  I knew that she was coming off as rather guarded and had kind of an attitude with Jeff, but I was excited because I thought she'd be the villain and would be the one to do the Dastardly Deeds that I look for every summer in the BB house.

But after watching the video a second time, a few things were clear to me:

*  Jeff did know about it, and gave her several opportunities to bring up the topic.  She didn't, but they both alluded to it several times.  (I will note those occasions in my recap below with an "$$$".)
*  Jeff's job in these interviews is to allow the house guests to introduce themselves to us.  He's not there to grill them or to put them in the hot seat.  (Not that Jeff could even do that, but you know what I mean.)
*  Audrey clearly did not want to discuss the topic with Jeff, and her posture in the pictures below has her leaning away from him most of the time.
*  Audrey is gorgeous, but after watching the video a second time I could tell that she was a little different, but hindsight is always 20/20, as they say.

OK.  Here we go.



1.  For a girl from a TINY Georgia town, Audrey doesn't seem to have any type of accent at all.  And trust me when I tell you, Villa Rica is a TINY town.  It's right on the edge of Georgia, teetering on the Alabama border.  I've probably driven right over it on Highway 20 on my way to the Destin beaches, but I didn't even know it.


2.  She is a SuperFan who has watched every season, every episode.  I feel the need to point out that Audrey has a very direct, matter-of-fact manner of speaking.  She's not bubbly in this interview, but she is energetic and responsive.

Jeff:  So you know I love the South, then?

Audrey does apparently know all about Jeff and his love for Jordan, but doesn't come out and say it. I don't think she's a Big Jeff fan,


3.  Jeff worries that he might call her "Aubrey" by mistake and wonders what will happen in the house this summer if the others do that, too.  Audrey says if that happens, her language will be so explicit that she can't say it here.

4.  She works from home and does Facebook and social media updates for clients.  She also takes a lot of selfies during the day while she's working.  (It is much easier to be a BB SuperFan when you work from home, let me tell you....)


5.  Audrey thinks her game will showcase a very versatile perspective of a character that "has not been brought before".  ($$$)

***crickets***

Jeff:  OK. Interesting...I'll just leave it at that. ($$$)


6.  Audrey says "nobody is off limits" in that house, and she wants to play BB like Dexter Morgan---calm and collected on the outside, but a total sociopath on the inside.  She quickly says that she's not a homocidal sociopath though.  Jeff says he understands, and likes where she's coming from with that.


7.  Audrey will not let her emotions get in the way this summer.  She says that in this game, you either go out early as a hero or stay long enough to play and be a villain, so she wants to be both.

Audrey:  I think I will be a misunderstood hero...but I will be a hero. ($$$)

Jeff:  You have a lot of little innuendos there, Dexter Morgan!  ($$$)

Audrey:  Yeah.  ($$$)

8.  If Audrey wins, she has a "few little projects that she would like to jumpstart" and would like to help her parents.

Audrey:  But I want to sit on it for a minute....I don't want to blow it.  I'm 25, so I still have all of that adrenaline for all of the things that I want to do, but I'm not in any rush.


9.  She can't remember the last time she cried in front of someone.

Jeff:  You think you'll be emotional in there? (really, in "dere")

Audrey:  Yeah, I'm still human. ($$$)  But I'm not going to let my emotions get in the way of me getting that dough.

Jeff:  You came to play!  You're very focused and I like it.  I hope I don't see you again  ($$$).....for a long time.

Audrey: No, you won't. ($$$)

(ha ha ha ha)


10.  Audrey addresses us and says "Fans!  Hook me up!  ($$$ America's Player!"   ($$$)


***FEEDWATCHER FORCAST***

Whatever I thought about Audrey's potential in the BB17 game really doesn't matter anymore.  Before I learned about her exciting news, I was prepared to say that she would be the next Big Brother villain, and could win the game if she is able to put on a persona that would somehow put the other house guests at ease and make them like her.  Because she didn't exactly showcase those skills in this interview.

I was going to say that if she can fake it in there, and pretend to be everyone's friend, she could pull off a Dexter-type bloodbath when people were least expecting it.  And I didn't think the fans would like her at all.

But all of that is out the window now.  I will be very interested to see how she plays the game, and how she presents her transgender story to the other house guests.  And then the fun will really begin, when we see how people react to her.  I think all of the following will happen:

*  Some people will be thrilled and excited.
*  Some people will be disgusted, but will try to hide it.
*  Those people will not be able to hide it, and we may have a very ugly scene on our hands.
*  No matter what they say, NO ONE will want to take Audrey far in the game, because they can't beat her.
*  Everyone will worry about nominating her, because they won't want to be seen as intolerant.
*  Due to this, everyone will have difficulty separating Audrey the BB Player from Audrey, formerly Adam.
*  If Audrey manages to win BB17, she won't get the credit for playing a good game due to the situation.
*  Of course Audrey will win America's Player, and maybe even every America's Vote along the way.  And she knows it. (Just like Elissa did....)
*  Somewhere in Hollywood, Caitlyn Jenner's publicity team is reeling, and is super-pissed that this will steal the thunder from their new reality show (that starts airing in July, I think).

I'm still excited to watch Audrey in the BB house this summer, and I think she is great casting.  But above all, I like to see a good game, with competitive, shrewd players.  I think Audrey had the tools to succeed before I read the TMZ article, and I still do....I just think the media circus will overshadow her game.

I'm guessing someone worldly like Vanessa Rousso will recognize Audrey's secret right away.  Maybe they will align...two tough bitches who will SLAY everyone.  We can only hope.


***FUN FACTS***

Way, way back in 2008, there was a transgender girl in the Real World house named Katelyn.  You can read about her here.

What is it with the name Katelyn or Caitlyn?  Also, did you know that Brody Jenner has a long-time, live-in girlfriend named Kaitlynn?  I assume Bruce Jenner knows his son well enough to be aware of that, so I think it's kind of messed up that he picked that name.  Because now if Kaitlynn marries Brody the name won't really belong to her.  But no one said Bruce or Caitlyn Jenner would win a Father of the Year award.

Over 30 years ago, one of my dad's brothers became a sister.  Needless to say the surgical techniques were rather primitive back then compared to today's world, particularly the plastic surgery skills and options.  I can only say that it ROCKED my family hard, so I can appreciate Audrey when she says it was hard for her family to accept, but they stood by her and support her now.  She's a lucky girl.

And yes, yes, Audrey has a mugshot out there.  But I take no special joy in reporting this, I assure you.  I'm guessing DUI, right?  She has beautiful skin, though, which she can take pride in.  She looks better in her mugshot than Janelle did.... (See the bottom of this post for that lovely shot.)