Thursday, July 23, 2015

I Guess CBS Doesn't Trust America With Anything Important. #BB17

What the hell is this?  Why even bother?

And Clay already has a jump rope---they showed him using it on the Wednesday CBS show.  So they think we're stupid, as well as irresponsible.  That's great.

(We're not the ones to "forgot" to mention the BB Takeover two weeks in a row!)



Audrey: Same Outfit, Same Old Crap, Different Day. #BB17

OK. So on Wednesday around 5:00 pm, Audrey emerged from her self-imposed exile and obviously tried to start playing again.  She came out of the WC and Jackie was nearby, primping (of course).  Jackie said hello to her and asked how she was doing.  At first I thought Audrey would ignore Jackie, but she finally whispered that she was fine.


And then it was game time.

Audrey:  So what's going on?  (wanting to know how the house was voting)

Jackie basically said that everyone was worried about her and hoped that she could leave the game with her head held high, a strong beautiful woman.

Jackie:  How is your health?  Are you okay?  Everyone has been worried about you and I hope you are feeling okay.


Audrey doesn't have time for small talk like that, and apparently feels no need to even refer to her crazy actions in the last few days.  She wants to get right back to the issues at hand.  She wanted to know if Vanessa planned to use the PoV from the beginning, and was Shelli in on it.

Audrey:  So, was it basically that thing with Jason?

Jackie said yes.

Audrey:  Why did Vanessa feel like she needed a reason to use the PoV?  Was it like it was with Jeff when she created a reason to put him on the block?

Jackie told her yes, that the plan was already out there, but after all of the drama went down it became clear that that was what needed to happen.  It was clear that Audrey was trying to get Jackie riled up about the Evil Vanessa, but Jackie didn't take the bait.

(And I know some of you are going to scour this picture for signs of Jackie's extensions.  I believe you all that they are there, but I just don't see them.  I need them to pop out of there or fall on the floor before I can spot stuff like that.)


Jackie:  I just want you to be able to walk out of here like the strong beautiful woman that you are.  Everybody wants that.  And you played a hell of a game...everybody thinks that.

I think Audrey thanked her for being honest, but I'm not sure.  Audrey gave her a half-a-half-a-hug, barely using one arm, and left the room.  I don't think that went the way Audrey wanted to to go.


She went back to her Dentist's Chair, passing Johnny Mac on his way out of the room.  They did not speak to each other.

A few minutes later Jackie and John were up in the HoH talking to Clay and Shelli.  Jackie described her interaction with Audrey, and Shelli and Clay were not surprised.  Shelli immediately started going on and on about how hard this week was on her, having to be the HoH, and that it is unfair for Audrey to make it seem like she planned to evict Audrey from the start.

Then Audrey appeared and asked Shelli to come talk with her.  Shelli got up and left.

Clay:  I have no words for her.

Jackie:  Shit!

They made their way down to the Hammock Room.  The house was eerily silent.  It must be nap time.


I heard that Austin was describing Audrey's look as "The Grudge".  (ha ha ha)

Audrey waited for Shelli to use the WC, and then got right into it.

Audrey, in a shaky voice: There's a few things that I want to clear up before I leave.  I thought you were my friend.  But I learned there was a big plan to get rid of me a long time ago.

Shelli:  That's not true, Audrey.


Audrey:  I feel that I've been most vulnerable to you, and it feels like you've put strings on those emotions, and spun them to make me feel bad about things.

Shelli:  Audrey that is so wrong!  Who has told you these things?



Shelli:  You've been saying to me that when I get home and watch the tapes, I'll see how wrong I am.  Well now I'm saying that to you, that when you get home and watch all of this, you will see that when I won HoH, I did not intend for you to go home.  You'll see that.


Audrey:  Well, I need to know. When you were on the hammock (?) and you heard that I said you and Clay needed to be split up, did that come from Vanessa's mouth?

Shelli:  No.

Audrey:  Well, who then?

Shelli:  Is this safe?  I don't know if I should say that or not.

Audrey:  Well, I'm already going home.

Now Audrey brings up things that Vanessa said in the HoH, about Audrey making a big move in the game.  Shelli doesn't remember that particular comment being said, and Audrey says that was said when Vanessa was yelling at her. She asked again if Vanessa is the one who told her about splitting her up with Clay and again Shelli said no.

Shelli:  Vanessa never said any word about you, any seeds of doubt.  She stayed very loyal to you.

Audrey:  Then why did Vanessa need a reason to justify using the PoV?

Shelli:  Audrey, you gave us a reason to use the PoV.  It' wasn't Vanessa.  This is where it's dangerous because I want to tell you everything that happened this week, but after we spoke yesterday and I heard the things that you said about me, and the way you spun my conversation around against me I am very worried about saying anything to you.

Now Audrey denies talking to anybody about Shelli, other than James to tell him about Sleeper Cell, and Jackie to try to talk about the vote, but Jackie said she liked both of them.

Audrey:  And after she said that I went and got on meds immediately.


Now Audrey describes how Vanessa went to Jackie to cover up her actions to frame Jeff and how Jackie thought that was so suspicious because Vanessa "hasn't spoken to her for the whole game".

Shelli is very calm and composed and starts telling Audrey about the things she has heard Audrey say about her in the game.  Audrey denies all of it, even blaming some of it on Jason.  Audrey admits to telling people that she was in an alliance with Shelli, Clay, Vanessa and Austin, along with "Austin's dime piece on the side".

(WTF? She can't say the name Liz?)

Now Audrey brings up how she knows Becky wanted to backdoor her during the Bicky-Shelli HoH week and is hurt that Shelli didn't tell her about that.  Shelli said she wanted Da'Vonne out, and everybody knew that, and that Day had attacked Audrey, too.

Shelli: Everybody knew that I cared for you, and never wanted to hurt you.

Now they go in circles again about the things Shelli heard, and the things Audrey denies.

Shelli: I really want to tell you this, not for you to blow up the house on your way out, but because if I were you I'd want to know, so..

Audrey:  I'm already dead.  I'm on Ativan.

***SIDEBAR***




***END OF SIDEBAR***

Shelli says she knows that Audrey made a Final Two deal with Johnny Mac. 

Audrey:  I only promised to put in a good word for Johnny with you guys, if he watched my back as far as Steve is concerned.   But Johnny Mac is Jesus Christ in here so of course he wouldn't lie.  But I forget his name half the time in my DR's.

FISH

And so on.  Audrey loves to argue and claims she will leave the house knowing she is right.


Audrey:  I feel like I got screwed out of at least $50,000 and you got screwed out of $500,000.

Shelli:  And why is that?

Audrey:  Because you chose the wrong person to trust!  

It sounds like Audrey is trying to point fingers at Vanessa on her way out of the door.

Shelli: Didn't she save you last week Audrey?  Didn't she keep you safe?

Audrey:  She made my life a living hell, calling me up there and interrogating me.

Shelli:  Well, she was trying to be sure she could trust you....

*****

I am ending here because I think it will be the same thing over and over and neither Shelli nor Audrey will change their way of thinking.  Audrey later said that she had "so much Ativan in her system that she is literally numb".


Scenes From Last Night: Steve is Makin' Bacon, and It's Clear Audrey was Fakin'. #BB17

First things first...I took these first three pictures yesterday afternoon, but did not have the strength to post them at the time.  I have been in the midst of a three-day headache that I couldn't get rid of, but finally all of the Advil has kicked in...

Liz was trying to nap yesterday, but unfortunately Austin had his huge grubby paws all over her.  When I saw this I was worried that maybe Liz was giving in...


But then I saw her make some non-verbal moves that I recognized immediately---the "get the hell away from me moves" that are unmistakable to those who know....shifting....irritated sighing...


And then she sat up, trying to put an end to it.  Of course Austin reached out his left claw hand  and started rubbing her lower back.

I've said it before.....Austin's imagination is a busy place.


In the early evening, the mood was still light, as no one was really worried about the outcome of the Thursday live show.

By the way, JokersUpdates tweeted that they were holding tickets to the live show, but received notice not to show up, after all.  I can only assume it will be a Very Special Eviction Episode with no live studio audience.  Because Audrey....

Even Shelli left the familiar confines of her HoH Suite to join the general population as they tried to entertain themselves.  Johnny Mac announced that his "game" in the house has been to try and stay awake until midnight, but has struggled at times to stay awake that long.


James brought up going to roller skating rinks as a kid to be "locked in" all night with the other skaters. No one else was familiar with that particular type of event, though.  Must be a southern thing.

I'm a little obsessed with that towel, though, with the striped seahorses. It's a little busy, but I like it.


The cameras did a slow dance with Johnny Mac.  Because frankly, things were slow around there.


For example, those sexy white shoes.  I don't know about you, but I never imagined the Back Street Boys wearing orthopedic kicks.  Maybe it is a result of all of those hard surfaces backstage in the arenas.



And that pager.  Jason has been asking Production over and over to let him take his home when the game is over, but those are probably useful for props on the CBS lot, right?

I had a pager briefly in the late 90's that was issued by my employer.  You had to actually call an 800 number and speak to a human though, in order to page someone.  Which seems stupid, right?  Why wouldn't you just call them on their portable phone if they had one?  Because most portable phones had to be attached to your car---you couldn't just walk around and talk with it.

Our pagers were cool though, because there was a digital display with the time and also a "breaking news" crawl that included sports scores.  Surely the BB pagers don't have all of that, do they?


While Johnny is having this little moment, the crowd in the kitchen is getting louder and louder.


They are bowling with citrus fruit, and this is the score board they are keeping with cereal.  Those house guests do get creative when they are bored stiff.


A camera shot of Meg's cleavage.  Of course she is aware of this....it's her "thing".



Jackie just threw her grapefruit and here are the results.  That is Clay monitoring the boxes...she missed the Fruit Loop box so she threw her fruit again to get it.


I don't have to tell you that Jackie was successful...just look at that self-satisfied smirk. And that is Julia that you see there...she switched out with Liz earlier today, who is probably receiving counseling about being manhandled by Austin.

Johnny Mac joined the group and told them that Penn State had a bowling team.  Liz (really Julia) told him that there was a Quidditch team at Loyola, where the objective was to grab the golden snitch.  Or whatever.  Not a fan of that genre, so I don't know the exact details.


Julia said she was a good bowler at home, but this game was a little different.


Jason was talking about a teenybopper magazine that he sees parents buy their kids at his grocery store.

Jason:  The kids are like, there's Ariana! (pronouncing it incorrectly)

Jackie:  Isn't it Ariana? (pronouncing it correctly)

Jason, obviously not giving a crap:  I don't know.


***Yellow Beanie Alert***

And not a moment too soon.  We all needed a change of beanie.  She looks like a different person, right?


Liz had a food spill on her pants just now, and now she has spilled something on her shirt.  Johnny tells her that fabric is unforgiving...she's going to have stains.


Meanwhile Steve has learned to cook for himself a little, frying up some bacon.  Shelli made a big deal out of this, saying that Steve has just learned to cook bacon in the house, and now he makes his own BLT every day.

Shelli:  And he's getting fancy with the BLTs now...adding a little shredded cheese..salt and pepper....

Steve: Just salt...no pepper.

Shelli:  Oh, and he's just swapped out basil for oregano!

Everyone:  Wow!


Johnny Mac tells Steve that he needs to pack up his stuff.

Steve:  Why?  There is no way you are going home this week.

Johnny:  I'm still going to play by the rules.

Jason wore a bow tie in the Saved by the Smell competition, but had to untie it to wash it and get the paint off.  He'd like to wear it now, but he has no idea how to retie it.

Johnny:  That's the beauty of having nothing to do...we'll figure it out!

Steve announces he is making bacon and zucchini pasta, but might cook up some more bacon later. He's experimenting, having never heard of this before.

Julia:  I had never heard of putting zucchini in pasta, but it doesn't sound so crazy now.


While Steve's bacon cooks, it's Jason's turn to describe his room back home in his parents' basement.  Meg is literally on the edge of her seat, waiting for this.  A few details of Jason's room include:

*  His headboard is black, made of "those wood slats" (like a painted pallet?)
*  He has an orange comforter (Someone:  Is this real?  Jason:  Yes!)
*  He has a "Liza Manelli" black desk (Austin:  Of course you do.)
*  There is ugly faux wood paneling that is the color brown and olive green would create if those colors had a baby.
*  His closet was his dad's old gun closet.  Jason didn't have the patience to paint it, so he used colorful Duck Tape to create stripes. (Jason: It's like PINK! YELLOW! BLUE! stripes in there.)
*  Jason sleeps under a huge gold dollar sign!  (Everyone just loved that.)
*  Jason has "really nice sheets" but he mixes up the sets so they don't match.

Shelli:  It sounds like you made that up!

Jason: No, when Production walked in to film my scene they were like, "OK!".  Don't worry, you'll see it when you watch my first episode.  I told you I'm Ghetto Gaudy Chic!


Then it was Vanessa's turn to describe her room.  She says she just recently moved, so it's not really decorated yet  (is she out of the million dollar mansion?). A few details are:

*  Her mom likes to do interior design, so when she visited Vanessa for two months two years ago, she made a headboard out of faux black crocodile leather.  It is tufted with shiny silver buttons and is "rock star glam" and is "massive".


*  It's a queen sized bed, which is barely big enough for she and Mel plus "two huge dogs".  The dogs sleep on top of the covers, so Vanessa sometimes feels trapped in one spot under the covers and can't move.
*  The sheets are dark green and they have a down comforter with a dark duvet.
*  "Something cool" in there is her birthday present from Mel on her last birthday.

Vanessa, choosing words carefully:  As you can see, I like accessories like hats and sunglasses, so she got me a sunglass rack...you know, the kind that spins.

Julia:  Fucking cool.

Shelli  Because you have that many pairs?

Vanessa:  Yeah.  I have a lot of pairs.

(Lady Maverick is known for her sunglasses and hats, you know.)

Jason:  You never think about that, but the stores will sell you that when they close.


*  Vanessa has a plain black dresser, and doesn't have nightstands right now.  They are using upside down boxes for their lamps now but hope to change that soon.
*  Vanessa says anytime you have two women sharing a closet, things are going to be a mess, and her's is no exception.  The bathroom is cramped with stuff too, she says.
*  She doesn't have any pictures on the walls, but for her anniversary on May 12th,  Mel made her a collage.  Vanessa hasn't seen it hung up yet but it might be up when she gets home.

Julia:  She loves to make stuff...that is so cute.  Are your turntables in your room?

Vanessa:  No.

Meg: You live in an apartment, right?

Vanessa:  I live in a two bedroom home, that I rent.


Julia had questions about the dogs.

Vanessa:  The dogs don't have their own bed, but they're in our bed all night and most of the day.  Maverick sleeps up by the pillow and Bear sleeps at the foot of the bed.  Mel gets grossed out by dogs using her pillow, so Maverick uses Vanessa's pillow.

Jason and Julia hated the "flame bedroom" in the BB16 house because it was so dark.  Austin used to have blacked-out windows in his room and this brings up vampire jokes, of course.

Audrey walked through the room shrouded in her blanket and went into the storage room.  Jason immediately started cracking up with Meg and said he couldn't say what was about to happen, but something was.


Shelli thinks they are being mean, but Jason assures her that they're not.

Jason:  Just wait until you see it.  It's actually the lightest I've seen her in awhile.


Jason:  She actually scared the shit out of me when I walked in the bedroom, but she called me over there.  Just wait...


Then Audrey comes out of storage looking like this, saying "whos' ready for a takeover?"

Audrey:  I'm the other Twin!

(The whole Twin Twist is out in the open, except I'm not sure everybody knows the exact details.  Steve wanted Julia to just come out an introduce herself, so that people wouldn't think it is sketchy and be afraid of them. Julia wanted to sleep on this idea and discuss it with Liz when she sees her.)


And Julia came over to give her a hug.


Shelli is squealing like crazy, saying "what is happening?  this is so exciting!"


Julia reads the green card, calling Audrey "sister".  They try and pretend like it is an actual "thing", but it is just a card telling the house guests it is their responsibility to put certain items in the freezer for storage.




Meg:  Oh Mylanta.

There is awkward silence interspersed with nervous laughter, trying to pretend this is normal.  Audrey just stands off to the side and they continue talking about the new description target..each person's cell phone "lock screen" and also their prized possessions.

Audrey stood awkwardly off to the side for a moment.  When it seemed that she would not become the Next Big Topic in the house, she walked off awkwardly, disappearing off camera.

***ALSO***

A lot of stuff has happened.  A lot of stupid stuff.  I will be reporting on all of this later, but basically Austin has "outed" the twins and is now telling people that he wants to evict Julia when she comes in the house so he can have Liz to himself.  Or something scary like that.

It should be no surprise Austin has made himself a leading target for eviction next week.  At this point I think he may be more unbalanced than Audrey.

And Julia later said she was mad that Audrey put her on the spot like that about being a Twin.  She thought it was very rude.