Sunday, August 12, 2012

Joe Cooks Cod #BB14

Joe put what looked like hot sauce and yellow mustard on the cod filet along with some seasonings.  Then he rubbed it all in.  Once it was all mixed together it looked a little more appetizing.  I'll be interested to see if they like it.

People think fish is so hard to cook, but often it's a simple as this.

Scenes From the Backyard & Real Housewives Conversation #BB14

A lazy day of sun and chatter outside.


Wil has gotten his groove back and is laughing and being fabulous again.  This is very important if he  wants to have a prayer of staying in that house.    He gets his own camera as he uses the backyard as his runway.

This is a different angle that we don' t see very often. In the next few shots you can see the new awning that was installed this week.  They set it up for a competition but I think they are keeping it because the sun has been so hot out there.

Britney just reciting the opening statements for each Orange County Housewives without prompting.  I can't remember them now, but Britney got them word for word and Wil was giggling. 

Mike:  Why don't they have a version in Vegas?  You know there are a lot of tragic people they can feature on that.

Britney mentions Janelle's friend who is going to be a Miami Housewife. (Joanna Krupa.)

Mike starts talking about Countess LuAnn's song Money Can't Buy You Class and tells a story about seeing her in Vegas and rolling down the car window to sing the song to her.  

FISH in the middle of that.

When we come back Mike is still talking about it.  Now they discuss how rich Bethenny Frankel is and we get interrupted by FISH frequently.

Mike said he reads  Food & Beverage magazine and says he laughs when he reads the stories of how rich she is.  The deal to sell Skinny Girl was $120 million, but Bethenny only got about $15 million.  Mike explains that she didn't put a penny into the brand herself---she had a lot of investors who got paid, too.  He gives her props, but says it's not like the papers say.

Britney met Bethenny Frankel's husband Jason in New York.  He is a pharmaceutical sales rep, too, and they called on the same doctors.  He sells an HIV drug, she says. 

Mike's friend dated Taylor from RHOBH before she hooked up with Russell, and before her lip implants.  Mike said that Russell was one of the guys behind the Playboy TV show that just failed in the past year.  Wil says that Russell financed a number of Lifetime movies.

They discuss Camille Grammar and how loaded she is now. Mike says that the show Boss that Kelsey Grammer stars on now is so good.  (I've heard that too.)  Mike says that Kelsey was a "major rager" back in the Cheers days, dating strippers and partying.

Dan and Britney sing On Display by Melissa Gorga and we get FISH.

Dan's friend Kristin is going to be on Lisa Vanderpump's spin off show Sur.  Mike's friend is involved with the restaurant somehow.

Britney asked Mike if he's been to Villa Blanca and he says not, not his style.  They asked why and he said it was too "Chi Chi Beverly Hills".  Dan said that when he went to LA for Memphis' wedding with his wife Chelsea, she wanted to go to Villa Blanca.

Dan:  It's not what you think.

Mike:  What, a tourist trap?

Dan:  No, it's not too bad.  The prices are like $15 or $20 dollars.

Now Wil keeps going "Chi Chi Chi" like the Vanderpump wedding planner.  He is very good at it.  Now Mike says the "gay guy who worked for Lisa" also worked for him at the restaurant.  Wil got very excited--he thought it was the Chi Chi Chi guy but it turns out it was the personal assistant that lived with Lisa who got fired.  When he left Villa Blanca he went to work for Mike for about a month.

Now Wil's new line is "Chi Chi Chi Chi Beverly Hills", with the hand movements.  It's funny.

Guy Talk on the Patio #BB14

Dan, Mike, Frank and Mike are watching Ian across the yard rocking on the hammock.  They have talking under their breath about how much time he spends rocking, and how many times he rocks back and forth.

Dan:  Look at Ian, talking to himself and laughing...

Frank: I know.  I watch him all the time...

Dan:  I wonder what he is thinking about

Shane:  It's probably scary in there...

Dan asked him what he's saying to himself over there.  He called out to let Ian know that they see him "practicing" over there.  Ian said he's just thinking about various things, and he does some of his best thinking when he's rocking.

Now Ian goes to the pool and they watch him bounce up and down, over and over in the pool.

Frank:  Watching him is some of the best entertainment in this house....

They want to have another boot camp in the back yard tonight.  Shane doesn't like girls who get all dolled up to go to the gym.

Shane: I mean, it's nice to look at, but then their eyeliner starts to run...I like a girl who looks really good without makeup.  Because if they have to wear it all of the time....

Frank:  I know.  Me and Mike were talkin' and Janelle looked really good in the mornin' without make up...

Shane:  On yeah.  She has awesome skin.  Kara looked pretty good too.

Shane Hoses Down the Backyard #BB14

I guess he knows that is fake grass, right?  I'm not sure what he was hoping to achieve.  He just said that "it is a little better, but not much".

Maybe he was hoping to cool things off.

It looks hot to me out there.

Ian is rocking on the hammock in a vigorous fashion and talking about calculus problems.  He says that when taking a test, when he saw the question involved a prism and a swimming pool, he knew it was going to be a hard one.

Dan is watching him rock and says he bets Ian rocks on that hammock about 1,000 times each day on average.  

Jeff Sits down with the Lovely Janelle #BB14

Jeff Schoeder got to sit down with Janelle on Friday after her eviction from the BB14 house.  Janelle says she is happy to be out before Jury--if she has to be evicted she didn't want to be stuck in there without her husband and baby.

Jeff had a lot of fan questions for Janelle.  So far they are pretty much what you would expect.  Janelle thinks her BB reputation made her a huge target.  Many of the newbies hadn't watched Janelle's previous seasons, so they didn't know that she was loyal to her team and didn't backstab them. 

Janelle doesn't regret pressing the Reset button, but says she assumed Dan would press it.  She asked Jeff, "did he?  did he press it?"  Jeff said that he could give Janelle all of the facts now, but he knows she will get the news later on her own.  He did confirm that Dan did press the Reset button.

Jeff asked Janelle to demonstrate the tongue action from the Coach's Comp and she did it.  Janelle is a good sport.

Janelle says Mike "was in love with Will Kirby and is still in love with Will Kirby".  She says she and Mike text each other from time to time and he sent her pictures of his baby, but they weren't really good friends.  Janelle tried to tell the others that Mike was a huge threat, but they didn't watch All Stars so they didn't know.  Ian knew, but he was so wrapped up with Mike Boogie that Janelle couldn't turn him.  She would have picked Ian for her team instead of Ashley if she had known what a huge BB fan he was.  She thinks Mike intimidated the others into getting his way, rather than putting a guilt trip on them.

Jeff asks what her plans are now, and she says she is a stay at home mom and wants to have more kids.  She loves to be a mother and it was killing her to be away from Violet in that hotel room.  Jeff agrees that night in the hotel room is a lonely one after eviction---he can't even imagine what it would be like to miss your child.

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Big Brother After Dark - Can the Zingbot Take the Heat? 8-12-12 #BB14

This episode aired on Showtime at 9:00 pm BBT on Saturday, and in the wee hours of Sunday where I live.

On Saturday morning, the POV players were chosen, and then the HG waited all day for the competition to start.  Finally, around 7:00 pm BBT, the Zingbot appeared on the scene and then the feeds went to TRIVIA while the POV took place.

Frank won the POV.  I know Production was hoping someone else would step up to the plate and win something.  It's kind of boring if the same people keep winning over and over.

Anyway, Frank winning the POV could set the stage for a big backdoor this week, just like last week.  Surely Britney and Dan are nervous...


1.  When the show opens, Frank is sitting in the HOH with wet hair, discussing the situation with Mike.  It sounds like they are still planning to evict Wil, and not use the POV.  They are very wary about Britney, with all of her relationships in the house.  Mike thinks that if Dan and Britney are leery of them, Frank not using the POV should ease their fears and keep them safe next week if one of them wins HOH.  (I'm not so sure about that....)

Ian joins them and they congratulate him on his hosting tonight.

Ian: It was a good one for me to host....and it would have been a good one for me to play.  As soon as I saw what it was, I was wishing I had made Shane be the dog.  (i.e. to take the POV ticket he won last week from him and stick him with the doghouse prize).

Ian thinks that this week the HOH might have to quickly nominate two people on the live show, and then they will be evicted on Sunday.  Mike goes over that with them and they feel good.  Frank just hopes that whatever happens on Thursday doesn't cut into this "J.C. time" on the live show.  (i.e. Frank's Julie Chen time---he said he got to talk to her three times last week)  Mike thinks Production is eager to start filling the jury.

(I think Frank and Mike are at particular risk during the accelerated evictions--people will be more willing to get rid of them if they aren't going to hang around a long time and make things unpleasant.)

Frank was the Zingbot's last target tonight and Frank thinks he went pretty easy on him. 

Frank:  He even got my catchphrase in there so I'm feeling good about it.

Mike:  The only good one was Danielle.....but that was pretty fucking good!

Frank chuckles and agrees. 

Ian:  I think she's pretty upset, too.

Mike:  She's actually the best person to do a really good zing on, because she cares so much.  This will bother her for days...

Ian:  Well, she's downstairs worried that she's actually being portrayed as like a bunny boiler stalker, you know?

(ha ha ha ha ha)

Mike:  Well, I'm sure she is....

Ian: You think?

Mike:  Well, I don't want to be rude, but you know Shane's, you'd think Shane would be with Kara, you know what I mean?  She's an attractive girl, but with the roles of the show, she's...  I think she has these dreams and ambitions that she's this Princess Kate and then she hears that and she realizes she looks like that to everybody...

Ian:  Yeah.

Frank:  No offense to Shane, but he's not tight enough for Kara.

Mike: Well, their games are pretty well aligned, because he's like vanilla sauce..

Now they discuss Frank's success this week and that they will need to do both a Fast Forward and also a double eviction.  Mike wants to get some bodies out of there.

Frank:  The Zingbot's zing on Ashley was pretty good, because she didn't get it at first.  And that was pretty funny.

Mike:  She didn't see that coming.

Ian:  Now it all adds up, those questions from the Dairy Queen Cashier (i.e. the DR).  They asked, so how did the girls look (in the POV competition)...

Frank:  I'm glad the Zingbot threw out a "Preesh"!  That's my catchprase.

They hope they get a lot of booze tonight so they can get wasted.  Mike wants to wait to eat until he knows about the booze.  Ian doesn't like the texture of the cod.  Frank thought it was too buttery and salty---he's over it already.  Mike liked it.

Ian:  Well....Wil or Joe.  Take your pick.

Mike:  So many reasons for either...

Frank would like to get a Pandora's Box on Tuesday where he can evict two people this week.  Ian says that has never happened, but in BB8 Jen Johnson she knew she was going home and just started eating and didn't give a shit.  BB was going to give her a penalty nomination, but then somehow the HG figured out that they could evict both Jameka and Jen in the same week so Production changed it to a Penalty Vote instead.  Mike laughs at that.

2.  Downstairs Britney and Danielle are lounging in the bathroom.  The Zingbot said to Danielle that Shane had a special gift for her after the show...a restraining order.  Danielle is acting like she doesn't understand that but so far she seems okay.

Shane was there too and Britney tells him that Ian is upstairs in the HOH and Shane should go up there too.  It was a puzzle competition and Danielle wishes she could have played, since her memory is so good "as a teacher".

Shane:  I wonder if they would change noms...

Britney: Of course.....I wouldn't put anything past Boogie.  You would need five votes.

Shane mentioned that he put Frank up after the POV when he was HOH.  So he's worried about it.  He's going to plead his case tomorrow. 

In the kitchen someone made fresh salsa and they can hear them talking about it.

3.  Back upstairs, Ian tells us what his Zing was, performing it in a Zingbot accent:  Ian, for a chemical engineering student, you don't seem to have much chemistry with the ladies.

Mike thinks the win is like a missed blessing.  He likes the non-risk factor, but the rest of the week will now be so boring.  Ian says he'll take the boredom and Mike agrees.

Mike:  We have 116 hours with nothing to do.

Ian:  We'll have the backyard, though, so I can entertain myself.

Mike:  Yeah.  The indoor lockdowns are horrible.

There is a long period of silence and Mike gets called to the DR. 

3.  In the living room Ashley, Jenn, Wil and Dan sit and talk.  Jenn has on a different outfit that looks strange.  I think she is wearing a blue shirt and pants---I'm used to seeing her wear black and red all of the time.

Frank is downstairs now and they all are tasting some salsa that Joe made.  Britney did too---isn't she a Have Not?   Maybe they can have salsa.  There are avocados in the salsa and Britney is fishing them out.  Joe says that he makes salsa with all kinds of ingredients---the rules don't say what type of salsa it can be.  Joe is going to make a fruit salsa tomorrow and Britney is excited. 

Britney put the salsa on her fish.  Ashley can't believe Joe made the salsa in "like, 5 seconds".  The camera shows Wil sitting silently on the couch, arms folded. 

Now Frank is picking at the cod on the stove (even though he has said he was "over it") and Joe announces that as soon as the Have Nots have eaten, everybody can have the cod and salsa that he made for them.    Frank and Ashley dig right in without waiting.  Danielle won't eat the fish so I guess that's okay.  Shane and Britney are both eating with Joe.

I'm watching Joe eat, and his table manners are terrible.  He holds the fork like a shovel and says he could eat that meal all day---it's good. 

The salsa has garlic, red onion, baby tomatoes.....Frank said it is the best thing he's eaten this summer.  Joe says it is great on the fish and he would put that on a menu, with a side of Thai sticky rice.  Shane likes the soy on the fish.  Every one is eating except for Ian, Mike (DR) and Danielle. 

Jenn is talking about something that happened to Missy Elliot, but her mic isn't hooked up or something so we couldn't hear it.  It has got to be a good story, because they all are like "what"?  and "what did she do?"

Maybe they were talking about how she lost weight.  Joe says this salsa recipe will be in the BB Cookbook.  He studied salsas for 6 months---different ethnic tastes and recipes.  He can make a dozen different types in 10 minutes.

Ian and Danielle stand at the kitchen sink and discuss how they won't eat the cod.  Frank says again that he loves the salsa.  Joe had to make due without a jalapeno and Frank says it is so fresh and delicious.  Like a father, Dan is trying to persuade Danielle to try the dinner---if she doesn't like it she doesn't like it, but the upside is that she will enjoy it.

4.  Britney picks at her plate and watches Frank closely.  She's worried about his power and I can see it in her eyes.  Wil is now eating a green salad that I think he made himself and forks at the greens silently.  No trace of the former Wil's personality..  There is still a large piece of fish left in the pan.

(Wil needs to get his ass up to the HOH and start pitching a blindside of Britney. It might be too late but what has he got to lose now?)

Britney make a pot of "dessert coffee".  Danielle is eating a real candy cane, the Christmas kind.  Jenn loves the salsa and is stabbing at it with chips.  Ian is eating a bowl of chips and salsa.  Britney goes over to Danielle and is trying to tell her she needs to eat some real food.  The cameras close in on Danielle's face as she sucks on the candy cane.  Of course.

Will is wearing a pair of denim cutoff shorts that I haven't seen before.  They are longer than his usual shorts but are skin tight.  Danielle is listening to a song in her head and is tapping her candy cane on the counter to it, then standing up and dancing around, now sitting back down thumping on the counter, playing the drums.

Ashley sits in one of the nomination chairs with Frank.  Mike is on the couch and Dan is eating one of Frank's mini Ben & Jerry's ice cream cups--Strawberry.   Ashley is "finally full" from the salsa and the fish.  She feels good.

Frank kept "his wand" from the competition and Ashley is jealous.  Mike wonders how to even describe the competition to someone else--I guess he was talking about it in the DR.  They discuss who is working in the DR---Frank says that "Brown" was in there last night.  BB tells them to stop.

There are only 5 ingredients in the ice cream that Dan is eating.  Frank mentions that he has Janelle's favorite ice cream up there in the HOH fridge---Cherry Garcia.  Mike is saying "Preesh" now, BTW.  Usually Frank is "just boozin'" when he goes to Mercato Pub and doesn't get appetizers there.  Frank gets a vodka and water, or a vodka and soda recently.  Dan likes Scotch and Soda.  Frank likes Makers Mark and Diet Sprite, with a dash of soda water.

Mike:  Our Diet Coke at Geisha on the gun (bar gun) is kind of syrupy, so I always add soda water to it.

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