Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Things Were Different in the BB2 House #BB14

Mike points out a few of the difference between his original season and BB today.

*  He can't remember having a storage room.  (But they had one, because I remember Will and Shannon making out in there.)

*  They didn't have the POV, so after the nominations there was nothing to do for 6 days, except the Food Challenge.

*  They didn't have Have Nots back then, so the Food Challenge had all of the HG competing to win any sort of food, so even if they won something they couldn't necessarily make good dishes.  He says they would win tuna, but had no mayo to make salad with.  They didn't have someone like Chef Joe to whip up miracles with nothing.  (I'll bet Nicole from BB2 would take issue with that.)

*  They had to compete for the luxury to do laundry.  (I remember for years they had to use a wringer of some sort to dry the clothes---I dont' think they had a clothes dryer until BB6.)

Mike says when he hears Britney complain now about being "out of food", he disagrees, because in BB2 they would actually run out of food.

They discussed 2Hype, the boy band that Mike created to pass the time during BB2.

Now Shane indicates that the DR asked them about his little make up session yesterday, and he is VERY ANGRY about it being on the TV show.  Britney says they asked her about it in the DR, so she assumes it will be.

Shane:  Son of a Biscuit!

(Yes, he said that.)

JoJo goes on and on about how it will show that Shane is comfortable with his sexuality, etc.  Britney disagrees and says that she doesn't think it will be good for Shane at all.

Shane:  It's not that's just my buddies and all.....

Danielle says again that the whole Shayna thing freaked her out.  Those are Shayna's feet in that last picture, by the way.

Mike Discusses Famous Food #BB14

Mike discusses the show on the patio.  Jenn said she saw it and was guarded for the moment.  It was obvious she didn't want to say anything bad about it yet...

Mike:  Well, it seemed like a natural blend between my two worlds---the restaurant world and the Reality TV world, but it fucking bombed.  It BOMBED!  We thought we could roll it out to 10 different cities, keep it goin'...

He started talking about one cast member who was a "straight up alcoholic" who was drunk the whole time and made the choice to leave and go back to his music career.

They had to stop the feeds for a second while he was talking about it.

Britney:  What happened with Heidi?  (Montag from The Hills)

Mike:   Oh, she just self-imploded!  She was on Ryan Seacrest and didn't even name the restaurant!  She was so worried about security--she wouldn't tweet about it because she was worried...and she could have won the whole thing with her fanbase...

Mike said in the beginning they said to the producers they weren't going to be interested if it included "fucking Spencer Pratt", so when Mike saw the pictures of the cast the Producers had to calm him down.  Mike had it in the contract that Spencer couldn't be on the show, or on the premises.

For the first night each contestant came to the Geisha House to meet each other.  Spencer and Heidi rented a luxery car to show up in, to give off the appearance that they still had money.  Mike basically says they are broke now because they wasted so much cash on Heidi's "music career".

Someone asked if Mike pays celebrities to come to his restaurants.

Mike:  Fuck no!  They pay their bill, too....It's when celebrities get their butt kissed and they get used to it...that's the problem.

They ask if Mike ever got paid to go anywhere.  Mike launched into a great story about how Canada loves BB and after BB7 he and Will got paid a lot of money by the Edmondton Women's Club to make an appearance.  They flew them along with two buddies and they had a limo, security, and all the perks.

Mike said they were ASTOUNDED by the size of the crowd and it was like "N'Sync in 99".  The line to get autographs was so long they couldn't see the end of it.

Mike:  When we got back to the hotel Will had a note slipped under his door that said "I'm married, but not this weekend...come to Room #2345".  Will had a girlfriend at the time, so he didn't do it, but we were thinking we should have been musicians!

Now they discuss and reenact Mike's fight with Willie and all crack up.  Mike can't wait to see that on TV.  Dan jokes about Mike trying to get his "TV time".

Afternoon conversations in the BB house don't get much better than this....a lot of good content here.  Mike can tell some stories....

Busy Work #BB14

Janelle and Danielle are now giving themselves pedicures.  Janelle is not pleased that BB did not provide a Top Coat for them to use.

Janelle:  Do you think it would be psycho if I did my fingernails again so that they match my dress tomorrow night?  I just did them yesterday...

Danielle:  What else do you have to do?

(Good point.)

Janelle:  Do you think you would come back for Allstars or something if you were married when they ask you?

Danielle mumbled something.

Janelle:  That's what my husband said.  He said if I didn't try it, I would always regret it.  And I think I'm a good coach...not to forceful or anything.

Danielle considers yellow toenail polish.  Janelle had a bottle of "super rare Chanel nail polish" called Rodeo Drive.  She sold it on Ebay for $100 even though it was a few years old.  Chanel does a lot of limited-edition polishes so they are highly collectible.  She liked the color, but it "didn't look good on her".

If Danielle wants to be an Allstar, she needs to ramp up the chatter a little.  Scratch that...a lot.

Frank is making a chicken stir fry for himself and Ian wants to get the recipe for later.  Frank has wet hair and he shakes his head around, fluffing his curls a little with his fingers.

Joe worked out with Frank today and says he feels good about it.  If he can do that a few more times, he can keep it going on his own.

Frank wishes they had some sesame seeds.  Joe would like some sesame oil, and asked for some ginger in his HOH basket, to "get some new flavor profiles going".

Jenn walks through and says it smells great.

Frank:  Preesh!

French Braid Time #BB14

Ashley is doing a nice job of braiding Danielle's hair.  She thanks the girl scouts for the training and says it is like riding a bike, you never forget it.

I think Janelle may be waiting her turn for her own braid.

Danielle's jacket is from American Apparel and is good for the show since they do not use logos.  Janelle says there are two locations in Minneapolis--one at the Mall of America and the other downtown.

Were they required to wear pink this year?  Because everybody is always wearing pink.

No braid for Janelle---Ashley looks at the highlights that Janelle gave her last week and she loves them.  Ashley leaves the room and Danielle asks her what is wrong.

Janelle, sighing:  I'm nervous. I need my team to win HOH this week.

Danielle:  Or me.

Janelle:  Yep, or you.

Now Janelle asks if Danielle's powder is from Mary Kay and Danielle says it is Cover Girl, and it is the only thing she uses that "isn't designer".  Danielle mentions watching one of  Rachel's DR sessions last year when her makeup wasn't blended properly.

Big Brother After Dark - First the Buzz, Then the Buzzkill 7-25-12 #BB14

This episode aired at 9:00 pm BBT on Tuesday, or the wee hours of Wednesday morning at my house.


1.  The show opens with Janelle in the kitchen baking yet another batch of cookies.  These cookies appear to be "drop" cookies rather than rolled and shaped like the sugar cookies baked earlier in the week.  Just like Monday night, Ashley hunkered down in a royal blue top to watch.  Janelle is even wearing the same blue and white cardigan.  Everything old is new again.  Ashley comments on her hidden fat girl.

2.  Dan and Frank are playing chess at the jumbo-sized chess board upstairs. They appear to be having an actual game, rather than just a cover for whispering schemes and lies.

3.  At the hot tub, Britney is trying to gulp down what she says is her second glass of wine.  Britney is one of those drinkers who always points out that she doesn't like drinking.  Joe is drinking red wine out of a champagne flute.  Jenn is in the hot tub drinking a can of Coke.  The classic kind, not Diet.

(Mike Boogie said the other day that he doesn't understand why BB continues to provide more regular Coke every week then Diet Coke, since this is what everyone always prefers.  He intended to press his point yet again in the DR.)

4.  Britney exclaims AGAIN that the wine "doesn't taste yummy".  Danielle agrees and prepares to chug her glass.

5.  Mike Boogie arrives at the chess board and surveys the damage, breathing hard and drinking a vanilla protein shake.  I think he just finished his workout.  Frank suggests Mike add strawberry ice cream to his shake, but Mike says that defeats his fitness purpose.

Frank: Janelle is killing me with those cookies.

Then the whispering starts, about somebody having a little too much to drink.  I think they were referring to Janelle, who gets a little loud with the drinky-drinky.  Dan whispers that she is trying to keep an eye on Ashley, and Mike whispers back "not too well..." referring to last night's drama, I'm sure.

Mike:  Loose lips sink ships...

6.  Frank hears Janelle taking cookies out of the oven and jumped up to go down there but Janelle calls out that she will bring them some.  Frank wants to know if he should wear his Julie Chen T-shirt on Thursday and Mike says yes, he'll be the star of the show, and it should result in a question for Frank from Julie.

Mike:  It's never been done before....Will is going to love it...

Frank: Will?

Mike:  Yeah, he'll love it.

(Dr. Will, bitches!)

7. Janelle comes upstairs with a plate of warm cookies, with glasses of milk for Dan and Frank.

Mike:  Look at this...the stay at home Mom....the Domestic Goddess!

Janelle cheerfully thanks them and heads back downstairs.  Looks like chocolate chip.  Dan says they're really good and calls out his thanks.

Mike, in a sing song voice:  I don't know if his Mom is watching, but what up to Brady Malin, not looking at the camera, just saying hello...he's in bed sleeping...

Mike demonstrates Brady's sleeping position. (I think they were told not to address the camera with shout outs, so Mike made a point not to look at the camera.)

8.  Dan went down to tell Danielle about the cookies.  Frank devoured another one and the plate is now empty.  In Dan's absence Mike starts whispering.  I think the drunk Mike was referring to earlier is Danielle--he says she is drinking tonight and seems like a lightweight.  He doesn't like it that Dan just ran down there to talk to her, either.  I'm guessing they don't want her to get loaded tonight and mess up their plan---last I heard they were keeping her and giving JoJo the boot.

9.  Frank calls down to Janelle that she should stop it with the cookies for a few days---it's killing him.  Janelle beams in the kitchen and accepts the compliment, offering to bring up more if he'd like them.

Dan comes back up, thanking "Janie" on the way.  He had a fresh cookie in hand.

10. Now at the hot tub people are indeed liquored up.  Danielle is telling a LOUD story about someone doing something that is certainly juicy since we aren't allowed to hear so the cameras shift back to the chess game.  I saw Shane sitting silently (of course) on the edge of that group.  Dan says that Danielle is hanging out with Britney and Mike seems relieved, but Dan says the word "time bomb", referring to JoJo, I think.

Mike:  I wish she could drink this week....that would be great.

(Earlier today, JoJo put make up on Shane and he pranced around pretending to be a girl called Shanie.  Yes, BB fans, that is true.  You can see the proof here.  Prepare to be disturbed.)

11.  Mike talks about his visit to Rio, and all of the beautiful naked chicks.  You can tell Dan wanted to hear more but couldn't ask because of the cameras.  Mike hates having to work out wearing the microphone.  BB is giving the backyard group various warnings about wearing mics, and talking about Production.  Typical for buzzed HG.

12.  The chess game gets serious.  Both guys stand up. Frank stares intensely at the board and puts Dan in check.  (Frank is a competitor.)  Dan compliments the move, and considers his options.  Mike asks Ian about the Showtime coverage---is it three straight hours?  Ian says yes, but with periodic Showtime commercials.  From downstairs, Janelle mentions the ticker at the bottom of the screen with info.

Dan shifts his weight from foot to foot.  Frank's hair is very curly.

Oh, now Dan puts Frank in check.  Now Frank yells "Oh Shit!" and says Frank got him.   Frank has only one "power piece" left and they continue to move pieces off the board.  Mike asks Dan if you actually have to say "check" and Dan says yes, but isn't sure what happens if you don't.

Britney asked Frank if she could use his HOH bathroom and he said yes, but to wipe the seat because she has "a dirty booty". Ha ha.  A few minutes later Britney slips past them on her way downstairs.  Mike says, "what do you have there?" and catches Britney with a stolen can of beer from his room.  They make some sort of lopsided trade for the booze and Mike seems happy about it.

13.  Back at the hot tub there is a noisy conversation about swingers, and Jenn is telling everyone about the "swingers she knows".  Something about them not wanting to leave the party.  Then the camera shifts to the pool table, where it is Janelle vs. Ian.  Ian is not the world's best pool player.  Frank comes out and describes how Dan beat him at the chess game.  He said it was a good match.  Janelle wants to play him later.

Frank:  HOT TUB PARTY!!!

The hot tub group cheers. Janelle compliments Ian's pool skills so maybe she sees something I don't.  Jenn loves Tecates and Frank says they got MGBs last night instead of Tecates.  Britney appears to be getting lit, and Danielle is slurring a little.  Both are in bikinis, perched on the edge of the hot tub.

Jenn summarizes that they have discussed threesomes, swingers, bad first dates...

(Damn damn damn damn.)

14.  Janelle wins at pool and wants to play again.  She'd like to get better at pool and they decide the BB house is the place to do it.  Janelle's husband likes to play pool and they have a pool table in their house.  Ian has one in the dorm somewhere.  They rack up again and Janelle breaks.

The hot tub crew just clapped loudly and appeared to be urging someone to do something, but I couldn't see it.

(Damn damn damn damn)

15. Oh snap.  Mike came outside and commented on how cold it is.  He always forgets how cold it is in the BB house.  Only two pair of his sweatpants were cleared for the show, and he wants to go in the DR to ask for another pair.  They have the Champion logo on them near the waist and Mike says it will be covered with his shirt,so what's the big deal.  He knows he has to pick his time carefully, or the DR will deny it.

Janelle:  They're getting out of hand with the logos...

Mike:  I don't want to be like Erica and wear the same gray sweatpants every day!

Janelle:  Ooooo.  Scrubica! The thing about Scrubica is that she never bathed, though...I think she was just depressed....

Mike grins and appears to be trying not to laugh or comment in any way.

Now they discuss Natalie (BB11) and how dirty and greasy her hair was.  Mike is careful to tell the camera he is talking about Natalie's hair, not Ericas.

Janelle:  Oh no, Erica had beautiful hair.

16.  Now Dan pulled Danielle inside to counsel her not to get so drunk and he is making her drink some water.  Britney comes in and starts hammering Dan about letting Danielle have fun, and not to be such a buzzkill.  Britney is a little looped, for sure.

Dan says to count to 60 and Danielle will be back outside to rejoin the group.  Danielle said they split a bottle of wine and had three beers.  Dan doesn't want her to get sick and left her at the counter drinking a mug of water and went out to the hot tub to monitor the action.  It is likely no coincidence that Britney gets up and leaves, going in to find Danielle, and Shane leaves too.

Danielle looks very thick standing next to Britney, particularly from the waist down.  They want to do a hot tub session together in the HOH.  Now Ashley comes in to eat a cookie and says "it is strange that they were talking game out there".

Britney: Can't we have any frickin' fun without parental supervision?

17.  Britney and Danielle go to the HOH bathtub and get in, running the water as they sit in the dry tub.  They tell Ashley they have room, so she gets in wearing a black strapless bra with her green bikini bottom.  They pass a glass of the white wine and Britney repeats twice that it tastes like camel piss.  She is wasted and is wearing what I recognize as a Links of London friendship bracelet.

I know some people will think this situation sounds hot, but it is kind of a sloppy mess.

***continue reading after the jump*** 

Frank's HOH Blog #BB14

Frank wrote this blog yesterday afternoon, and did a nice job.  He comes off as sincere and appreciative.  Just a guess, but I think David is indeed throwing a few pool parties in Frank's absence.

Frank's Nana should be proud.  You can read it on the CBS website here.

HoH Blog: Frank

Going from the block to the HOH room is definitely not a lateral move! Being a huge fan of the show made just competing in my first solo HOH competition an incredible experience, and winning my first HOH (hopefully many to follow) was just icing on the cake. I'm sure everyone is aware of the drama that has taken place in the Big Brother house over the last several days, especially somebody's self eviction, but as a fan of the show I do hate to see somebody leave the house in that manner. It would have much sweeter to send him home with the help of my current alliance this Thursday.

I wish I could ask everyone who reads this if I'm making good decisions and aligning with the right people. This house is like the twilight zone at times, I believe I started off down the wrong road and I hope now that I have corrected my course. The people with whom I am working are definitely a fantastic group of people (Ian, Jen, Wil, Ashley, and Joe) and completely diverse which makes our group very unique. Since I am a big fan of Big Brother its definitely pretty surreal to be playing the game with the coaches that helped make me such a fan. They are larger than life and as entertaining as I expected them to be!

Of course I want to send my love to Nana, Mom, Gunnar, Dad and all of my other family and friends. Jungle Juice Daniel and Zebra Cake Chris, I hope you like your new nicknames, you're definitely a hit in the house. David I hope you're taking good care of the house and not throwing too many pool parties.

If I can back it up a little bit, just being in the Big Brother house is a dream come true! For all the fans out there who have tried or want to try to get on, take it from me, sometimes you meet resistance but it was definitely worth the wait. Everyday in the house I wake up utterly grateful for the chance that I have been given, I wish I could describe the feeling of actually playing the game to all you fans out there! I hope that we're entertaining everyone more than enough (and not singing too much) and don't forget to eat your fruit loops!