Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Julie Chen Spills the Dynamic Duo Beans

I just watched a BB13 promotional clip from ET-Canada.  You can watch the clip here.


1.  Julie Chen is obviously holding a bun in the oven.  And I'm disappointed in her choice of clothing.  Khakis and a button down?  C'mon Julie.  You can do better than that!

2.  We know that whatever Julie says is carefully scripted at this point so as not to let too many cats out of the bag.  They want to build interest at this point, but not to blow their wad, so to speak.

3.  Julie mentions that the decor in the house is reminiscent of Venice Beach, with fortune tellers and beachy summer fun.  She lists the following:  tarot cards, palm readers, tattoos.  There is a close up of the fortune teller machine, which is sure to be featured in BB's communication strategy this year.

4. Last year, there was a rumor about the fortune teller machine being in the house during BB12.  Wonder what happened to squash that?

5.  Last but not least, Julie mentioned that "dynamic duos from the past would have a significant role this season".  That is her exact quote, and she kind of rolls her eyes upward when starting to say it.  Every word there has been scripted.

6.  I don't have to tell you that the entire internet is abuzz over this short clip.  Some people are interpreting it to mean that dynamic Big Brother duos will feature prominently in the storyline this year.  (As opposed to non-Big Brother dynamic duos like Batman and Robin, Bonnie and Clyde, and Peanut Butter and Jelly.)

I don't think this is an All Star season--that is supposed to happen next summer, so I wonder how this will play out?  Who are some of the Dynamic Big Brother Duos from the past?

Well...there's Will and Mike Boogie.

Marcellas and Amy.  (But CBS hates Marcellas now, so I don't think that will happen.)

Janelle and Howie.  (But Janelle is pregnant and Howie is a ticking time bomb.)

Dustin and Amber.  (Please, god no on the Amber part.)

Evel Dick and Danielle.  (Nah.  ED is busy tweeting today and Dani got a job at Real Network.)

Danielle and Jason -BB3.  (Nah.  Jason has a real job as an anchor man and we're all sick of her.)

Lydia and Jessie.  (Lydia is hosting her show this summer, but I'm sure Jessie will rear his fat head on BB13.)

Big Sheila and; Adam.  (Nah.  He's in the slammer but that wouldn't stop Sheila from appearing, I'm sure.)

Jeff and Jordan.  (???  I don't think she wants to come back, but I think Jeff is the boss in that relationship.)

I can't think of any more dynamic duos---can you?  I think there is a strong chance that the duos will not be BB-related.  All I know is that I hope they learned their lesson from the Fucking Saboteur.  What a joke that was!

Oh...maybe the HG are coming in pairs, whether they knew it or not.  Like they were all childhood friends and haven't seen each other since then?  That seems like a valid Big Brother casting stunt, doesn't it?  Maybe bosses and employees they fired?  Divorced or otherwise shattered couples?  Not a fresh idea, but always good for drama--remember Joe saying Dustin gave him gonnorea (sp?) on the first episode of Season 8?

Hmmm.  Lots to chew on here.

Kaysar's Preachy Tweets

That last post led me to google several of the BB6 houseguests to see what they are up to. I found Kaysar's Twitter account, where he apparently periodically drops pearls of incredible wisdom for his followers.

Am I being sarcastic?  Probably.  To be honest I get bored and start drifting off while I read them.  Sometimes 140 characters is way too long.

Fascinating Moments in Feed History - BB6 - Rumble in the Backyard

Apparently the BB13 houseguests will be announced tomorrow morning....stay tuned for that information.... While we patiently wait for the new season to start, let's reminisce about past Big Brother seasons.

BB6 - Fairly Early in the Season

I think BB6 is one of the most popular seasons ever.  I can't prove that, but that season had some stand out cast members and a whole lot of drama.  This is the season that brought us Janelle, Howie, James, and Kayser.  However it is also the season that brought us Maggie, Cappy, Ivette, April, etc.  Too bad about that ending, huh?  The Fascinating Moment that I will discuss here happened early in the season---I think the first evictee Ashlea had just departed.

Do you remember Michael?  Big, tall, fairly creepy Michael?  He was paired with Kayser, one of the most popular BB houseguests of all time, yet he seems to be one of the most unpopular houseguests of all time.  Micheal was an intellectual, who was raised by the kind of family who seemed to have vacation destinations all over the globe.  Michael was socially awkward, and was one of those people who don't easily enter group conversations or warm up to strangers.  Part of that might be his extraordinary height--- he is 6'7" which means he needs to work harder to seem like a non-threatening person.  Also, he had some sort of karate or fighting designation that was rather threatening.  I don't know what it was, some sort of colored belt or some shit, but it set him apart from the others.  He was also a sculptor who used big words---Micheal had no clue that he needed to dumb down big time to be successful on Big Brother.  (It's great to be smart on Big Brother, but houseguests should be very careful not to reveal this before they need to...)

The biggest thing going for Micheal was Janelle, who clung to him after Ashlea was evicted in Week #1.  Janelle and Michael spent most of their days alone in the Gold Room, kissing and flirting.  While this was great for the live feeds, it did little to endear either of them to the rest of the cast, particularly "The Friendship".

***ugh*** douchechills

The leader of The Friendship was a tiny bald firefighter named Cappy.  I don't think that was his actual name, but a nickname coined by someone (Ivette?) based on his reports of being a fire captain at home.

See...Cappy = Captain......get it?  The nickname makes me nauseous, so I will refer to him by the nickname coined by the live feeders that season....Crappy.

So, yadda yadda yadda let's get to the Fascinating Moment in Feed History.  There was a ton of escalating tension in the house.  Crappy and Micheal had words previously---Crappy thought he had been disrespectful to women and had chastized him for it.  So Crappy was in the backyard talking smack about Micheal with Kayser.  Micheal walked outside in the opposite direction but couldn't help overhearing what was being said about him.

As a feed watcher, I knew something was about to erupt....

Michael basically called out for Crappy to shut the fuck up, saying "shut up you little midget" and other comments along those lines.  He also called out Crappy's "small penis"...ha ha ha ha.

Crappy charged him, with Ivette trying to hold him back and Howie and Kayser trying to stay in between them.  A guy from production came over the intercom and told Crappy to go to the diary room and Michael to go into the storage room.

Further fights broke out after that (Ivette and Kayser maybe?) and once again Production had to instruct each of them to go to a separate place in the house to cool off.  (Drinking was involved, of course!)

They ended up having a house meeting where everyone got some sort of warning.  Alison must have been freaking out, because by then they knew that Janelle would be the breakout star of the season and having a love interest was a part of her storyline.

Micheal was evicted that week, with Crappy right behind him.  We haven't heard much from either of them since BB6 ended.  I think they were both embarrassed about their participation on the show, but probably for different reasons.

BB6 Fun Fact:  Maggie won BB6, with Ivette coming in 2nd, and Janelle out in 3rd place.  When the producers were booking interviews after the season ended, most of the major media outlets just wanted to interview Janelle.  I think Rosie O'Donnell only agreed to feature Maggie if Janelle was there, too.

BB6 Fun Fact #2:  Janelle won a competition that allowed her to leave the house.  In a somewhat ridiculous bit of CBS cross-promotion, Janelle's reward was to visit the set of Two and a Half Men during a live taping.  To this day, I have never seen that show, but I remember that Janelle was presented with a bowling-type shirt that Charlie Sheen seems to wear a lot, and she sat on set at the kitchen table and chatted with the cast.  The audience went nuts for Janelle.

Also:  I did some googling, and Micheal appears to be a successful artist and videographer now.  He owns his own studio!  I would link to his website, but I don't want you to blame me for the bad piano music you would then be forced to listen to.  The images are fantastic, however.  He's not just rich, he is talented as well.  I know a few fine artists and they all have their share of creepy, so I guess that's okay.