Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Rhode Island Breeds Winners, Apparently #BB16

I had no idea that the person who just won America's Got Talent is from Rhode Island, but for such a small state, they sure keep churning out winners on competition shows.

Unfortunately, that probably doesn't translate into increased state tax revenues, because the income must be reported to the state where the money was earned for tax purposes.  Pretty sure that is NY for AGT, and California for Big Brother, of course.  But I digress....

Derrick got a nice write up in the local can read the entire article here.

Damn that Jeff is one good-looking dude, huh?

Derrick Slides Back Into the Background, But Still Manages to be Part of the Story #BB16

I think this is kind of amazing.  You probably heard about the Whack Job air traffic controller in Chicago, who decided to kill himself last week and bring down the whole Chicago operation, too, by setting fire to the facility.


The Whack Job was not successful at either goal...he survived his own attempt to slit his throat, and didn't burn down the O'Hare control tower.  But he did manage to ruin a lot of people's travel plans by causing widespread delays.  O'Hare is a busy airport with a lot of people flying through every day, so any sort of delay can have an unpleasant ripple effect.

OK.  So Derrick and his wife Jana were checking in for their flight home on Thursday at LAX, and they both appeared in some random news footage while the reporter blabs on about the slow scene at the airport.  (They must have hauled ass to the airport just after Derrick taped his appearance on The Talk.)

You might recognize Derrick from the telltale HITMEN  T-shirt.  I'm sure Tenley was there, too, probably in one of those baby basket carriers just out of camera shot.

You can read the reporter's story, and see the video here.  The Levasseur family appears at about the 1:14 mark of the video.

I was wondering, did they fly home carrying a check for approximately $575,000?  Or does Big Brother offer direct deposit now?

I remember hearing Evel Dick say that when he and Daniele won BB8, Production sent an overnight mail package with both of their checks to Dick's mother's house, where the package just sat on the front porch for a few hours until someone came home.

This kind of demonstrates how you never know who you're with when you are in a crowded place.  Everyone is just on their own trip and doesn't always look around at who else is there.   You might be close to a celebrity....a political figure....or a crazed gunmen.  Life is so random.

Perez Hilton is Not a Frankie Grande Fan #BB16

I knew there was something I liked about Perez Hilton.

By the way, by calling Frankie "Ariana Grande's Brother" he is publicly slamming him, in addition to showing his picture way off the side while Ariana works a red carpet.

Perez was a Zach fan during the Big Brother season, and actually tweeted out support for Zach to win America's Favorite Player at least once.  You can read the article on Perez' website, along with all of the delightful comments here.

I like the idea of Zach and Donny on The Amazing Race.....that never occurred to me but it sounds like good TV to me....

The fact that Frankie and Zach both mentioned being on TAR in their post-Finale interviews kind of indicates that won't be happening.  In the past the BB contestants who were asked to cross over were also warned to keep their mouths shut.  Tightly.