Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Cody Califiore - Ready to Meet and Greet You #BB16

Want to be in the same room with Cody?  Well if you live in the New Jersey area, your big chance is coming on October 11th.  Or, I guess you can start a cross-country trek to get there, if that's what you're into.

Sounds like Cody will take the stage for a little chat and maybe a Q & A for free, if you have a ticket.  Or you can pay $55 to get the "VIP treatment", which includes meeting Cody and special goodies like a a poster, plus $20 in credits at the venue.

No word on if you are allowed to touch his hair.  But better to beg for forgiveness than ask for permission, right?

You can buy tickets here

If you go, please come back and tell us all about it, won't you?  Pictures would be good, too.

Wil Heuser Presents: The Saga - Finale Episode - Julie Has Had Enough #BB16

Wil celebrates the end of the longest season of Big Brother ever, with a Very Special Finale episode.

A few highlights:

*  I think this may be the first time Cody has spoken all season during The Saga.  Cody admits that he has the "IQ of a squirrel".

*  Caleb finally has a clean shot at Amber.  Let's just put it that way.  At least she didn't have to ride in the trunk this time...

*  Frankie refuses to wear pants, and goes through some changes after learning he is not Top Three for America's Favorite Houseguest.

*  Christine is naked, and giggling.  And giggling..

I was rather irritated by the white lights that appear while they are all dancing in unison.  I find myself thinking, "wow, Derrick is a really good dancer", and have to remind myself that this is not real.

As Zach would say, "Bye Jocosta...see you never!"

(I think her name might really be "Jocasta", but it is too late for me to correct myself now, right?)

Friday, September 26, 2014

Drinking + Selfies = Evidence of a Party #BB16

It used to be hard to find pictures of the Big Brother after parties and get togethers.  Not anymore...

The first couple of pictures are from Finale night.  Here is a picture of the Pre-Jury boots huddled around Robyn Kass, who heads up the Big Brother casting effort.  Not everybody cast this year was a winner as far as TV is concerned, but surely Devin's unprecedented contribution to the season made up for a few of the duds.

And here is Robyn with Donny, Hayden and Zach.  She visited the Jury House, apparently.

Andy with Brittany, who tweeted him right back complaining about how big her forehead looks in this picture.  Some people would call that a Fivehead, but she's beautiful nonetheless.

Also, when Andy was shopping in Chicago, he took a picture of this shirt and took a quick poll of his followers, saying "Yay or Nay?".  I promptly tweeted back "Hell Nay" but I guess he didn't listen to me with regard to important fashion decisions.


Most pictures you will see of Andy feature him clutching an adult beverage.  So the picture below is somewhat rare.

Like this one, where Andy does not appear happy to visit Candyland.

The quality of this picture is horrible, but I posted it here because it includes Shannon Elizabeth and a very creepy-looking Spencer Clawson.

Shannon Elizabeth used to be an actress, if you don't know.  I think she's a professional poker player now but I'm not sure.


The darker hair is a good look on Mike...time to move on from the highlights and frosted tips.

Now the pictures move on to Thursday night, which was the night of the big party Rachel Reilly throws now in LA with a few other partners.  I must warn you that Zach didn't go to the party----I think he flew home as he said he would do on the live feeds.  He misses his brother and his dog, so I guess he just got out of Dodge.

I think that is smart......always leave them wanting more, and be a little elusive.

But I also heard he would be shooting the Bold & the Beautiful, too, so maybe he's taking a night off to prepare for that.  Who knows what Zach is really up to...

Here are Hayden and Nicole in what looks to be the lobby of a hotel.  Apparently Hayden wore this outfit to the party.  He would have been better off borrowing Andy's shirt, right?

Mike Boogie in a Hit Men Sandwich.  A little cheesy, but delicious.

The drink of the night was the Froot Loop Dingus.  Would it have killed them to string a few Froot Loops on the straw or something?

James Rhine, who is a very tall man.  You didn't really get that from watching him on TV, but I think he is nearly 6'6".  James used to be a security manager at Nordstrom, so maybe he and Derrick talked shop about theft, burglary, and the joy of tasering.

Amanda and Judd with Jen Johnson from BB8.  Jen is famous for being the one who just said "fuck it" and started eating apples and turkey burgers while she was supposed to be on slop, and then was burned by Evel Dick's cigarette.

A live feeder actually called the police, and Production later said they had to show the footage to the cops to keep them from taking action.  (But how great would that have been?)

Frankie showed up to the party, and yes that is Lance Bass from N'Sync on the right.  He's a Big Brother Super Fan, you know.

No Strings Attached, baby.

And there is Kat Edorrson in the back row, from Survivor and formerly Hayden Moss' main squeeze.

That's Gina Marie on the left, looking surprisingly circumspect with her hair pulled back.  Like a proper lady, you might say.

Amanda with Dani Donato, who sort of looks like she's trying to get away.  Did Amanda make a typo, or does she really think "Amish" is spelled "Omish"?

BB CAN2 Winner Jon Pardy with Amanda.  I think Frankie won more money this year on BB16 than Jon Pardy did this year.  But maybe I don't understand the currency conversion rates or something.  And Jon did get a gift certificate for The Brick as a part of his total prize package, so that's something.

I guess.

I really wish Cody had fixed his hair and dropped the hat before he took all of these pictures.  But maybe he knows that haircut is so bad he needed to cover it.

Do you think Cody got smooched up yet?  I do.  Of course.  But with whom?

All of the BB dudes, plus Amanda's boyfriend who is on the far left.  I try not to post any pictures of Canadian Attention Whores Alec and Peter, but they're in this shot.  I will NOT be posting any pictures of Canadian Attention Whore Liza, though.

Bitch is crazy.

Derrick:  Can you believe this guy's shirt?

Derrick's finger-pointing reminds me of someone we certainly don't see in any of the party pictures, but that doesn't mean he's not around, lurking in the shadows. (Nick Uhas.)

Jon Pardy, getting crunk.  If I had a friend who was a police officer, it might be fun to get them to administer sobriety tests at different points in the evening.  You know, the lean back and touch your nose test, reciting the alphabet, etc.

Michelle Costa has probably been crunk since last Tuesday.

This picture has nothing to do with anything, except it's in my Twitter timeline and it certainly looks delicious.

Neda from BB CAN2 with Derrick.

Yes, I know.  Canadian Attention Whores Alec and Peter tried to squeeze into this picture.  Sorry.  But I wanted to show the Hit Men with a few Hit Men Wannabes.

What a difference professional lighting makes, huh?

Victoria finally appears!  Andy probably thinks he's hallucinating at this point.

It's tearing up my heart when I'm with you...and when we are apart I feel it too, cause no matter what I do I feel the pain, with or without you.

Yes, I'm chair dancing to You Tube.

I wonder if Andy was wasted enough to bring up the things that Frankie said about him on the live feeds?

Because he sure tweeted about it over the summer....

Derrick:  Step out of the car please.  Put your hands on your head, and move slowly....

Ha ha.  Is this what Andy's mug shot would look like?

I love pictures like this...a fan spotted Cody and McCrae outside of a 7-11 and got them to take a picture with his camera.

I'm feeling stoned just looking at McCrae in this picture.  I suddenly feel a craving for churros and a lime Slurpee.

That's Jeremy McGure helping hold the booze in McCrae's mouth.    And yes Canadian Attention Whore Alec made his way into this picture, too.

 I wonder if Andy even remembers taking this picture, much less what his conversation with Cody was about.  I think Cody is trying to keep Andy from tipping over.  Ha ha ha.

Two nurses!  Danielle from BB14, with a creepy cameo from James Rhine.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Rob Gets to the Bottom of Everything - Final Three Interviews #BB16

Rob Cesternino had a nice chat with each of the Final Three of Big Brother 16 earlier today, and this is what you need to hear if you are clamoring to know who these people really are, and their impressions of everything that happened on Finale night.  A few notes:

*  Derrick is just as thoughtful and introspective as you would expect him to be.  Look for Derrick to be an authority on how to play the game (and how to play people) for years to come.  If you don't appreciate what Derrick accomplished this summer after listing to this podcast, then I don't know what to tell you. 

*  Cody relaxed and had a good time talking to Rob.  He was ready to answer every question, including how his interaction with Christine's husband went after the Finale.  He came across very well, and even threw out some sarcastic humor a few times when I wasn't expecting it.  One bombshell that I didn't expect to hear is that Cody expected to get Victoria's vote to win.  (Really, Cody?)

*  Victoria is even more delusional than I thought she was.  But just when you are ready to throw your smartphone across the room, Victoria starts freely throwing shade at everyone Rob asks her about. Rob even asks her about being on Big Brother All Stars, and you just have to hear what she says to believe it.  Oh, and she and Ariana Grande exchanged contact info, and Ariana texted her this morning.  So chew on that for a moment.

You can and should listen to Rob's podcast here

Rob also interviewed the first Survivor boot, and you can find that on his website. I don't want to spoil it if you didn't watch the first episode yet, but the first boot gave a great interview, with plenty of organic cursing that was totally unexpected.  Lots to enjoy there, with more to come I'm sure.

But if you are a Survivor fan and haven't watched the first episode yet, what the hell is wrong with you? Watch it!  We're in for a good one...

Did Frankie's Account Get Hacked Again? #BB16

Or is this really the image that Frankie wants to present to his "millions of followers on social media"?

I just checked in to see if Frankie is tweeting yet, and was a little surprised by the picture selected for his icon.

That's probably not the best image to present if you want to leverage your fifteen minutes in the spotlight.

FYI - There was a short video leaked last night that someone took of a conference room backstage after the Finale.  Christine and her husband Tim were huddled together having a talk, and Hayden sat nearby with Nicole and her look-alike mother.  At the end of the room Frankie had already changed clothes and I think he was with his mother, Zach, and Zach's mother.   Frankie's mother appeared to be telling him "no social media" and I think she was trying to warn him that he may be in for a shock....

Want a Picture With @RanceyPants? Well, Get in Line, Bitches. #BB16

Andy's saucy tweets never fail to disappoint, and to anger many fans.  Love the new Zach T-shirts.  Clearly someone studied the Frank Eudy T-shirts from BB14..

This is Amanda's new boyfriend Michael, along with last year's boyfriend McCrae Olson.  I think McCrae comes off as the winner here.  Amanda used the hashtag "#nocomment". Clearly no comment is one of the biggest comments of all.

Amanda with Zach and Zach's mother Jill Rance.  After the drama about Zach being related to Amanda, Amanda reached out to Jill and they've been talking all summer.  Very smart of Amanda to align herself with a clear fan favorite and star of the season.

Zach's new hat looks like it might be made out of satin, or maybe even leather.  I think this may have been a present from Amber, but I also read somewhere that Ariana Grande bought Zach a pink hat when she traveled to Japan in the last few weeks.

A classic shot of two dinguses.  Ir is that "dingi"?

Hayden pointing out his crush Nicole.

And here are three blasts from the past:  Howie Gordon (BB6 & BB7), James Rhine (BB6 & BB7) and Elissa Reilly, of course.

This is how most of the former Big Brother players watched the finale...all crammed into one hotel room, by the looks of it.  Seated in the finale audience were Jeff and Jordan, separated by their friends (?) Brendon and Rachel by one Miss Ariana Grande.

Clearly I think that was a posed set up, because Frankie's mom was also in attendance.  But maybe she took a backseat and watched from the green room while Ariana sat in the good seats.

This is the Big Brother Feeds Fairy, posing with Zach and several mini boxes of Froot Loops.  Zach signed one of them to be auctioned off at this year's Reality Rally.

I'm sure Zach will end up signing many, many Froot Loop boxes in the next few years.

Dr. Will and Erin, his wife, or fiance, I'm not sure.  She is definitely his baby mama, and she's looking hot for a mother with two young children.  Notice that Dr. Will wore the same clothing that he wore for the Jury Deliberation, probably by request of CBS to make it appear that it took place that night.

(It didn't....it was filmed over the weekend.)

Here are Rachel Reilly and her Reality Relapse co-host Ryan Carillo, in an Amber sandwich. I can't say I'm a big fan of Amber's look last night.  I think she should have worn her hair down because she kind of faded into the crowd last night.  As much as she could, being dressed like a huge banana.

And let me point out that Ryan Carillo was a total dick to Zach during the preseason interview, to the point that Rachel had to call it out and tell Ryan to act like a professional.  Too late for that, obviously.

Not everyone can carry off a sideways pink hat.  But doesn't the camera love Zach?

Rachel, however, was clearly quite charmed by Zach during the preseason interview, especially after Zach insulted her irritating laugh.  Zach spent much of  last night assuring all of us that he is indeed a straight man who loves the ladies.

Zach will certainly be cringing when he watches many of the CBS episodes and hears himself saying various comments to Frankie.  Not to mention learning about Frankie's many unflattering comments about Zach...

And here is a shot of Devin, Joey, Brittany, Amber and maybe Paola on the way to somewhere before the Finale.

Kudos to Miss Cleo for snapping this picture of Zach and Donny when they heard that they were among the three top vote-getters for America's Favorite Player.  According to Julie Chen, Donny ran away with nearly 5,000,000 votes.  That's a lot of clicking on behalf of Donny's fans.  Dedicated, indeed.

And speaking of beating Frankie....his face shows it all here...he really thought he had America's Favorite in the bag, so it must have been a shock to know that even Nicole got more votes than he did.

I don't mean that as a slam to Nicole, who was one of my favorites this year, of course.