Monday, July 23, 2012

Big Brother After Dark - BB Bakery - 7-23-12 #BB14

This episode taped at 9:00 pm BBT on Sunday night.

No competitions were held on Sunday.  The next expected game event is Monday's POV Ceremony, where Shane is expected to use the POV to save himself, and Frank will nominate another player to fill Shane's seat on the block.  Probably Danielle.although he seems tempted to nominate someone from Team Janelle.

OK.  Let's get started.

1.  Janelle and Ashley have been making sweet desserts today.  Earlier in the afternoon they made an Apple Crisp at Janelle's direction.  She had to make due without a recipe, and with certain substitutions, but she said just now that it was one of the best apple crisps ever.

2.  Janelle is wearing a black T-shirt with huge white letters that say 'Gay O.K.' on it.  She has on jeans that are VERY tight and they probably contain lycra.  She is very beautiful, but she is not getting any smaller in there.  They just told Boogie they want to gain the "Big Brother 10" this summer.  (Or twenty?)

3.  They made sugar cookie dough earlier in the day, and it is in the fridge waiting to be turned into cookies.  Janelle also made this dough from scratch.  Earlier she said that she thinks she can also bake a cake in there, and will make peach cobbler if BB gets them some peaches to work with.  She cooks at home all of the time and would make dinner for them, except that is "Joe's thing".  She gets her recipes from and mentions a stuffed pepper meal that is one of her family's favorites.

4.  They don't have a rolling pin, nor cookie cutters, so she is trying to work with the stiff dough by patting it around.  I think they plan to form letters with the dough to spell out Frank's name, but I'm not sure about that.  Wil and Britney joined the baking festivities and Wil said he is "all for talking nasty with people he has known for years and years, but not in the Big Brother house". They must be talking about JoJo.  Wil wanted to make cookies in the shape of penises and vaginas.

5.  Mike took Dan up the HOH to talk.  Dan is sprawled on the HOH bed, while Mike is sitting on the couch.  Mike took Ted off the bed and place him beside him on the couch for the discussion.  Ted nods his head now and then, but let's Mike do all of the talking.

6.  Basically, Mike is letting Dan know that when Danielle goes up on the block and they save her, they expect Danielle to nominate Janelle's team if she wins HOH next week.   Mike says that no one will expect her to nominate Shane since everyone knows she has a crush on him.  Mike wants Dan to reassure Janelle that Danielle will nominate Frank and Ian if she wins, in order to have her evict JoJo this week instead of Danielle.

(I think Janelle already expects for JoJo to go, and has been plotting this for a few days.)

7.  Mike brings up the "Jordans of the world" who hang around long enough and end up winning a few things and then winding up in the Finals. Mike wants Daniele to play the "little old me" line and say she doesn't want to play with the big boys at the end.  I think Dan realizes he doesn't have too many other options at this point.  Mike wants at least a "two person spread" before he takes on Janelle head to head.  Mike would prefer that Danielle win HOH next week over Ian, so he can make a move on Janelle's team and keep Ian's hands clean.

8.  The POV competition involved tortilla chips, and Mike mentions JoJo's firey performance.  Dan thinks the next HOH competition will be endurance and JoJo could be really good at that, which should be a selling point to vote her out this week.

(It is likely that the HOH comp this week will indeed involve endurance.)

9. Mike says that Willie drove a wedge between Janelle and Britney.  They are still cordial but aren't as tight as they used to be.  They cook up a plan where Dan will sit at the chessboard outside the HOH room to ask Shane some questions to test his loyalty to Janelle.  Dan is going to let Shane sit on "the white side" so Boogie can clearly see his face, and will sit back in a certain way when asking so that Mike will know when they talk about it.

10.  Someone in the house saw Frank's luggage last week and was suspicious about how expensive it was---that is was "top of the line" stuff.  It is Samsonite luggage so they are all laughing.  Wil makes funny jokes about Frank having "the most successful dental practice in all of Naples!"

Frank:  It's kind of flattering that someone would think I have a high profile job!

11. Britney saw a band aid floating in the hot tub and everyone is grossed out by that.

12.  JoJo told Joe she started sneaking out of the house at 12 years old.   Jenn is pissed when she learns that BB let JoJo bring her belts in the house.

Jenn:  I had a ton of belts, and none of them made it in here...

JoJo:  What, did they think you would choke a bitch with them?

13.  Mike mentions that Dr. Will, Janelle and Erica got in the bathtub together.

Janelle:  All liquored up!  I think there was whipped cream was naughty!

She says they would tease the live feeders by mentioning things they didn't see.

14.  One of the sugar cookies is shaped like the POV.  They spread out when they cooked so some of the shapes got messed up. Janelle recommended eating the apple crisp heated up with vanilla ice cream.  (yum)

15.  They discussed the CBS show that aired tonight with the Willie footage.  Frank can't wait to see it because he missed most of it.  He heard them yelling at Willie to go to the DR and all of the different voices but I think he was in the HOH bathroom at the time.

16.  Janelle and Ashley plan to take a hot tub in the HOH bathtub.  They put some bubble bath in there and talk in soft tones about possibly working with Frank.  Ashley talked about Willie a little, saying he was "nice, but a huge threat".  If Shane is HOH they think Frank and Wil will be nominated for sure. 

17.  Ashley's pre-season babytalk voice is gone.  It's a miracle!

BB All Stars Chatter #BB14

Janelle and Mike Boogie discussed the BB7 All Stars season, after someone started asking them questions about it.

Britney wanted to know what Janelle's relationship with Dr. Will was.  Janelle immediately reacted by smiling and saying they had a Flirtmance.

Mike:  Those two...two Top Tier flirters flirting about as much as you can flirt...all day every day....

Britney:  Did he have a girlfriend then?

Janelle:  Yes, and I had a boyfriend.  (shrugs)  He liked to look all over the house for me...he would run around looking for me...

Mike: Yeah. He's not much of a napper.

Janelle:  He would wake me up from my nap and bother me...but I would go back to sleep.

Mike:  Will likes to play house...

Janelle, grinning:  Yes...

She says the Final Three should have been the three of them, instead of Erica.

Janelle:  Scrubika didn't deserve to be there!

Mike:  We would have had a fun last few days, instead of........(indicates it was hell with Erica).

Janelle:  And better for TV, too.

They talk about the final endurance challenge where Mike jumped off immediately.  Erica and Janelle then negotiated jumping off and almost jumped off before the live show even ended.  Production was saying "NO, NO!  DON'T JUMP!"

They jumped off shortly after the show ended, but the exciting elements of the competition never happened.  The volcano was supposed to spew lava, there was supposed to be an earthquake, etc.

Mike:  After the season ended I met the guy who builds the competition sets and he was like, Dude!

Shane Does Think, Apparently #BB14

While everyone on the patio is having a nice chat, Shane just sat there like a bump on a log.  Then he went inside where, lo and behold, it became apparent that he did have some things on his mind.

He sat at the kitchen counter and pushed candies around, looking at the memory wall.  So he was counting votes, I guess.  He mentioned to JoJo that this is the only time in BB history where someone has been ejected from the game, and then someone was voted out, too.  (Not sure about that, but it seems reasonable.)

JoJo dropped something and it sounded like broken glass.  Shane went to help her.  She mixed up a protein shake.

Shane lays down in an interesting way to stretch his back.  Frank eats pepperoni pizza and they all talk about Lost.  Shane said he "never heard about it before". (WTF?)  The Triscuit box makes a cameo in this scene.

Shane is obviously hurting and asks JoJo for a "butt massage later". She went over and pushed down on it.  Shane groaned that she just pushed his junk down on the hard seat and Dan and Frank both commiserate with that type of pain.

Updates and Minutia from Today #BB14

Today is Monday and it was time to make the doughnuts for me, so I jotted down some notes about the happenings from today in the Big Brother house.

1.  There was a buzz about the house this morning as the house guests got ready for the POV ceremony.  Shane stretched and seemed to feel a little better.  Yesterday his back was really sore and I'm sure sleeping on that Have Not bed didn't help matters.  This week BB gave them thin cushions to put on the "beds" but Shane said those pads were slippery. (They probably need to have rubber grips on the bottom of the pads, Alison.)

2.  Shane used the POV to save himself, as expected.  Danielle was nominated in Shane's place, which was also expected.  JoJo chattered nonstop to Shane afterwards, about how this was "her time" to show people what's she's made of, and that everyone will be surprised in the house to find out what she's been through, what she's overcome.  As best I can tell, this entails her sneaking into bars and entering wet T-shirt contests at age 16.  I don't know if you can see the shoes she is wearing below, but they are something to behold, indeed.  ("Please welcome JoJo to the stage...")

3. Janelle tried to nap with Ashley but they were gossiping and giggling and having fun.  Janelle "doesn't want to get fat---she really means it" and tries to get Ashley to commit to working out with her later.  Danielle came in and joined in the fun.  She got all dressed up for the ceremony since she expected to get some quality camera time.  They discussed how Ashley snores at night,and moves to lean against whoever she is in bed with overnight.  They whispered about how bland Shane's personality is, and how they all need men to be tall in order to be interested romantically.

Danielle describes a guy she saw at Finals whom she was sure would be on the show and is disappointed he wasn't cast.  He looked like Brad Pitt, she said.  Janelle and Ashley hung on every word.

4.  Everyone hung out by the pool, as usual. Joe initiated some interesting conversation when he described how he cautioned his 14 year old daughter about becoming involved with boys at this age.  He said his dad never spoke to him about it, so he wanted to handle things differently.  He said he avoided directly discussing sexual activity, but told his daughter that there is so much more at stake with her feelings when you get involved at that level.  Emotionally she could get hurt badly, and if the boy isn't discreet then her private moments could be shared and she will feel betrayed and embarrassed.

After Joe finished saying this, Ashley chimed in that Joe was so right.   She wished she had heard all of that herself at that age and mentions getting hurt a few times after sleeping with guys "one or two times".  Britney joked that Ashley would never have sex again.

Dan's wife was a virgin when they got married.  He said he didn't want to talk too much about it, but that he "hadn't been around that block that many times, either" when they married.  Ashley wishes now that she had waited after hearing all of this conversation.

Britney and her husband lost their virginity together in high school.  (I heard her say she dated Ryan for years but they broke up when Britney left to study abroad and reunited since BB12 and are now married.)  She clarifies that they both dated other people after breaking up.  

5.  Shane laid around in the sun, giving us today's version of the Shane Show.  The arm movements in the second picture were freaky---he learned to do this after hearing about someone making the Guinness Book of World Records.  I can't explain it--you would have to see it.

6.  Mike discussed his business with Dan.  His first lounge Belly was in W. Hollywood and is now a place called The Surley Goat.   It is two blocks north of The Grove.  They opened up Geisha House in a then-downtrodden area of Hollywood and ended up being part of a New York Times story about the regentrification of that area.  It was kind of a slum but is now considered a nice area.

When he won BB7, he got on a red eye that night to NYC to appear on the morning shows.  He said it was a rough flight and he "fought with Erica all night". (He also appeared on Rosie O'Donnell's show and you can read about that here.)  Then he flew right back to LA and they had a big party for him at Les Deux when he arrived--he said he was up for about 48 hours.  Then he appeared on Housecalls and said he didn't have many fans on that panel and it was rough.  (Sounds like he didn't have a good showing there...)

His T-shirt has a picture of Brady on it.

7.  Dan is wearing a hat that Memphis Garrett (BB10) gave him and they all like it.  He said he and Memphis are "totally different" but they get along very well.

8.  Janelle came outside and laid out for a few minutes, then joined the chatter group on the patio.  She loves taking a nice nap during the day--she stayed up until around 4:00 am so she needed it.   She is excited to hear that Joe is making turkey burgers tonight. She loves those. Frank is going to eat his like Mike Boogie, without the bun tonight.

9.  Ian rocked obsessively on the hammock a few times today.  He can't just lay on it and relax.  He has to rock like it's his job, apparently.  I don't now about you, but I would love to hear from his parents on one of the upcoming live shows. I'd like to get a load of that and hear what they have to say.

10.  Danielle did a good job fitting in with the girls today.  When she talks sometimes she reminds me of Ashley Judd with her little accent and all.  They gossiped about all of the girls in BB11 hooking up with Jessie and how Natalie found out when Lydia told her about it in the house.  Dan confirmed that Jessie is about 5'5".

Janelle said she thought Jeff would be taller.  Matt Hoffman is around 5'5", and Brendon is 6'1".  Frank chimes in that he is 6'2" 1/2, and Janelle is 5'9".  Jordan is 5'6".

Britney and Danielle stand back-to-back to compare height but the camera guys wander around.  Danielle was much taller, but you can't see that here, obviously.  (Pervs.)

Janelle said Erica was only 5'5" but looked much taller because she was so skinny.  Janelle said she stopped eating entirely and "started smoking a lot".  Janelle said James Rhine is "super tall" at 6'4" (!) and everyone is surprised because he didn't look tall on TV.

11.  Danielle wanted Wil to tell everyone about the "Brad Pitt" guy from sequester but Wil didn't want to get in trouble.  So they just described him as a surfer type blonde and both of them thought he was super hot.  He was "in Wil's van".

So we're not the only ones disappointed with the eye candy this year, apparently.

Janelle says that Evel Dick was "in her van" for BB6.  (I think he and Danielle went to Finals as one of the secret pairs.)

12.  Frank told a story about spending a night in the Memphis jail for public intoxication.  It was very funny as you might expect.  He had to wear the prison uniform and Crocs, and they served him "government issue baloney sandwiches".  The next day another inmate said, "dude, you were so fucked up last night you couldn't hold your head up!"

Jeff Gets Another CBS Hookup #BB14

If you are a Jeff Schroeder fan, then you know that Jeff has a new gig interviewing the evicted house guests this season.  There were some other media outlets that were slated to interview the evictees, but as far as I know they were all abruptly notified last week that the in-person interviews were cancelled.  However the option was still there for emailed questions.  I know, BFD on that, huh?

And then Jeff gets the job.

As a Big Brother fan, I am pretty sure this indicates that the evicted house guests (except for Jodi Rollins) will have the opportunity to re-enter the game. 

I just watched the entire interview and have the following comments:

*  Jeff is totally flirting with Kara.  But who wouldn't, I guess. 
*  Jeff probably watched the first episode of Big Brother, but not too much beyond that.  If he is going to interview each evicted house guest (every Friday live on!) then he needs to not only watch every episode, but also the live feeds as well.  Or BBAD. Something so that it appears like he knows what is going on.
*  I think CBS should also get him some speech coaching, so he can learn to make the "th" sound, instead of "da house".
*  The camera loves Jeff and he lights up the screen with his personality.  It is no wonder he is so beloved by so many fans.  I'm just saying that in order to progress professionally, he needs some practice and he needs to do his homework.
 *  I wish Jeff had asked her what she was thinking when she got that horrible tattoo on her shoulder, or if anyone in the house talked to her about being in Playboy.
 *  Kara hates hates hates Joe Arvin, even though he cooked for the house.
*   Kara doesn't think any other girls in the house could be Playmates, but she does mention that Janelle posed for Playboy.
*   Kara snickered when asked if she had a crush on Shane.  (ha ha ha) The answer was NO.
*   Jeff was not asked to be a Coach, but he would have liked to be.

You can watch the entire interview here.  It is about 25 minutes long.

Dick at Nite - with Brenchal -7-19-12 #BB14

This episode of Dick at Nite was taped on Thursday night, just after the live show when Kara was evicted, and stars Ronnie Talbot (BB11) and James Rhine (BB6, BB7).

I love the opening sequence for this show, but tonight we only see it in one of the windows, rather than full screen.  I still chair dance to the Evel Dick rock song, and watch Ronnie and James watch the intro while Evel Dick consults his notes, looking more like a teacher grading papers than an infamous evil reality star.  Here, take a look.

1.  Evel Dick is in fine spirits tonight, and opens the show by mercilessly mocking Mike Boogie's orange ensemble on the live show.  Surely you remember the bright orange cap, bandana, and T-shirt that read "Where's Will?".  Dick gets his jabs in regarding this outfit, and then mentions how old and jowley Mike Boogie looks at only 42.

2.  Evel Dick says he himself is nearly 50, and he looks better than that.  After some prodding James admits he is 36, and Ronnie says he is 33.

ED:  Thirty three?  Well god damn!  You've had a hard life!

They all crack up.

3.  When Dick introduces Ronnie, he says that he may have been the biggest reality villain of all time, if he hadn't cried in the Diary Room about missing his wife.  (ha ha ha)  James is jealous of this introduction.  James is enjoying a large balloon glass of red wine and wants to be sure we all know that.  He is sipping it and waving it around on camera.  Yes James, we see it.  You are certainly a classy guy.

4.  They get right into the Big Willie fight and Dick mentions how Willie made the "nigga" comment, and how we didn't get to see Willie mock Wil in "gay tones".  Dick says Russell him that his family is chock full of black and mexican half kids, so I guess that is proof that Willie is not prejudiced.  Dick says CBS won't show that to make Willie look bad, just like they didn't show Jeff Schroeder talking about Dumbledore.

5.  James knows Jeff in Chicago and says he is certainly not anti-gay, but he says stupid shit that makes it seem that way.  And Dick knows they want to "keep Jeff their golden boy and don't want to fuck that up".  James points out they do this for CBS' benefit, rather than Jeff's.  They want to be viewed a certain way and don't care as much about Jeff's reputation.

6.  Now Dick tells a story I have heard him tell before, where in BB8 he planned to tell Jameka that Zach had used "the N word" so that she would go after him.  Dick was called to the DR where they told him not to do that., could not say that, etc.  They didn't want to go there with racial controversy.  (Not to mention Zack suing their ass, huh?)  Dick mentions Jeff calling Russell a fag and that people are hyper-sensitive.  Dick also took heat by calling someone a retard and says people should know the difference between the use of words like that.  (I guess he means casual use vs. intentional slurs?)

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