Sunday, September 30, 2018

They Escaped and Went Out on the Town. #BB20

In the old days, before social media, it was extremely difficult to find pictures of the house guests enjoying themselves after the season was over, but in today's world all you need is an internet connection to get all of the post season scoop.

But its fun to post about this topic, so I just spent about an hour gathering up a pretty good variety of stuff, some fun, some that you might find sad, and some that you might find shocking.  In all cases I tried to give credit for the photo or the post.

First of all, if you were on another planet last week and you missed it, Kaycee Clark won Big Brother 20, and the BB Subreddit celebrated her success with a new banner image.  You really are famous now Kaycee!


One of the Reddit posters captured that split second where Julie Chen Moonves realized her winner pick lost.  In the beginning of the season, Ross Mathews and Marissa Winokur from Off the Block had a number of high-profile guests on their show write down their pick to win and place it in a sealed envelope.

Here are those who chose Tyler:  Julie, Lance Bass, Rachel Reilly, Frankie Grande

Here is one who chose Kaycee:  Mark McGrath

I'm sure there are many others, but these are just the names I jotted down while watching some of the post season Off the Block interviews.


The next three pictures are from Kaitlyn's Instagram live (or whatever), filmed live from the Air BnB that she rented for a month with Winston and Rachel out in L.A.  Ross was telling people that Winston and Kaitlyn moved in together, but that is what happens when you let your staff give you information without confirming it yourself.  

Kaitlyn intended this house to be the party house and I think Tyler's friend Foster has been staying there, too, likely along with other friends of the house guests who came out to California to enjoy the post season festivities.

Kaitlyn started this broadcast by yelling for Brett to "come over here", but he didn't even seem to hear her.  Winston was showing him some stuff on social media and he was cracking up.  I got a hit and could feel Kaitlyn's energy as she realized that she can't tell The Bros what to do anymore.  Well, she can tell them, but they won't listen.  You will note The Bros are wearing their matching shirts tonight, a tribute to "Brad and Chad".


Kaitlyn had to go over to them to get in the shot.  I'm not sure who that guy is behind them, but I think he might be a friend of Brett's.  Brett was clearly already liquored up and rowdy.


And Kaitlyn is a blonde, as you can see.  The biggest change she made since we saw her last on the show is that she corrected her eyebrow situation.  She had those real skinny Long Island brows before, but I think she got a microblade procedure to create a more modern, flattering shape.

You might have heard that Kaitlyn's Instagram account got hacked, probably shortly after this was taken, and she was panicking about that.

There were two main formally-organized parties for fans to celebrate the end of the season with the cast.  This is the first one, which was held on Thursday night.  I'm sure most of the cast partied on Wednesday night, too (see pictures above) but the Final Three were still in sequester that night, staying in a hotel until they were formally released into the world the following day.

That happens with each evictee during the season.  After they are evicted they stay in a hotel with a room adjoining some sort of security personnel.  The door between the rooms stays open, from what I've heard, giving them some privacy, but still putting them where they can be monitored and somehow evaluated. The reason is in part to make sure they complete all of their official interview duties the next day, but I think there is a psychological review component as well, due to the nature of the show and how difficult it can be to re-enter society.

Someone on Reddit wrote a very long post about their experience going to this party.  She or he learned that this party is a special one for a certain type of BB "fan", because the cast who was in Jury hasn't had time to watch any episodes, or to do any big deep dives on the season, so it is possible to blindside them with information about who said what about them. Probably mean stuff.   It's a shame what people will do for attention, really.


And this party in Las Vegas is happening right now, this weekend, and is the first such party that was organized at least partly by Peter Brown from BB Canada. There is a big poker tournament and lots of party action that has a HUGE attendance roster from Survivor and Big Brother fans.

The event is timed perfectly to coincide with the end of Big Brother, and the beginning of the new Survivor season.  In the early years, before social media, there was a lady who threw a big party in Vegas every year under the guise of a charity benefit, but she was later exposed as a fraud.  But this party is a new initiative and could end up being a full time job for Peter if it is successful.


***FIRST, THE SAD NEWS***

Apparently the reason why the baby announcement wasn't made is that Bayleigh lost the baby while she was in the Jury House.  I did not (and WILL NOT) watch any of their videos, but this Redditor did and provided the information you see below.

This would explain why when Ross Mathews asked them about it, Bayleigh looked so uncomfortable and Swaggy said they wouldn't be discussing it.  Swaggy apparently said something about how she would have won if she wasn't pregnant because that made her go off on Tyler like she did, but Bayleigh disputed that.  Swaggy needs to shut up and let Bayleigh speak.  This is one reason why people don't like to announce they are expecting until the riskiest weeks are over, because people will keep asking about it again and again, dredging up the pain each time.


And this is what Bayleigh said on her Instagram.  She seems to have the good sense to know that the way they handled their relationship in the house was not ideal.  I think she's lucky she was in the Jury House and not the Big Brother house when this happened, for obvious reasons.  And in retrospect she was also lucky that Angie Rockstar was in the Jury House with her, because as a mom she could relate and support in a way no one else could.

If it wasn't meant to be, it wasn't meant to be, so that can be a blessing, too, one day when she has perspective on the experience.  This certainly doesn't change how I feel about Swaggy's extremely selfish move at the Finale.  If anything, I am even more disgusted by it, because he was clearly doubling-down to get his camera time since he knew they wouldn't be getting the "bump" on their video business that they might have gotten from having a baby.

BAYLEIGH:  YOU CAN EASILY LEAVE NOW IF HE IS NOT THE ONE.


***MOVING ON***

Dr. Will had a nice interview with Ika Wong, who was doing interviews in the backyard for ET Canada and has gotten very good at that job.  No need to show your tits like that, Ika.  That dress isn't designed for someone with your body type who is on camera trying to be taken seriously.

Dr. Will says he loves Big Brother and is proud of the season.  He also says he is a big fan of Ika, and is just as excited to meet her as she is to meet him.  Ika mentioned how glamorous and beautiful Will's wife Erin Brodie is, and Will told us that she won two million dollars on For Love or Money.  (I just discussed that in my Finale post, so the timing of Will finally mentioning that to the BB fans is serendipitous.)


One of the handlers brought Angie Rockstar over to Ika for her interview and you could see the joy on Angie's face as she saw Dr. Will was standing there.  He had the good sense to get out of the way so as not to steal her post-season thunder.




I watched Angela curl her hair dozens of times this summer, but not when she was a free citizen.  Rachel was saying that they've let what happened in the house go, and will be great friends now.

Rachel: What happened was meant to be.

Angela:  As Bebe Rexha says, if it's meant to be it'll be.

Then Rachel started singing that song and totally KNOCKED me out.  Rachel is so talented it's scary.  I was watching some old live feeds from the first week and someone in the HoH room said Rachel was dressed "urban" that day, or something like that.  She promptly started dancing in a Michael Jackson-type way, where her feet just seemed to glide across the floor as her body moved.  It was sick.  Seriously.

In the background Angela complained that her curling iron wasn't even plugged in.


This is a video of Rachel doing a different type of dancing on her Instagram account.  This was the dress she was wearing at the Finale, but the post says she's at a club in Vegas, so I'm not sure about that.


In Las Vegas, the Bros had a big time out by the pool, where a bunch of ladies surrounded them, with one who looked a lot like Christmas Abbot leaning her hand on Brett's abs.  (It's not Christmas, but it sure looks like her.)

That is Bronte from BB18 on the far left, and Christine from BB16 standing next to "Christmas".  I think the other ladies might be from BB Canada, but I'm not sure.  This year I didn't watch one second of BB Canada, and never even saw a picture of the cast.  I have to draw the line somewhere and the Celebrity season nearly ruined my tax season.  Sorry Canadians.


Supposedly the Bros are here with two guys who were the Bros from this year's Canadian season.

Pretty sure people pee in those pools all day, right?  I think that's a bar in the back under the waterfall. 



Kaycee and her best friend posted a funny video where they pulled Kaycee's mom into the shot where she called out "LET'S GO" and did some hand motions.  It was funny, but Kaycee wasn't in the frame of the shot when her mother was.  I think Kaycee's friend is the same one who used to post YouTube videos with her back when they were teenagers.



This girl....isn't that her?  I posted about Kaycee's videos around the middle of this post, if you need more information.

The Reddit party-goer said Kaycee rolled into the club with a team of people who all wore headbands as a sort of Kaycee Tribute.

Here is Kaycee with former Survivor player Peih-Gee Law.  It's so exciting to see them wear different clothes, isn't it?  Kaycee was so sick of her BB house clothes that she said she wanted to throw them all out and start over.



And here is Kaycee with Bayleigh, Zakiyah (BB18), Dominique (BB19) and Haleigh.


If you had told me this group of six people would be one of the best alliances of all time in Big Brother, containing at least four genuine long time watchers of the show and at least one live feeder who has watched more Big Brother than me, I would not have believed you.

The fact that they are all good-looking and smart is just icing on the Level 6 cake.  And I'm glad that the ones who felt wronged in the game were able to let it go and move on.  Feeling so victorious and popular after the fact probably doesn't hurt, though.  A positive reaction from the fan community can also help, too.  (Unlike last year's post season fiasco.)


Somehow they pried Angela and Tyler apart for this picture.  I mean, if you were on the cast of Big Brother 20, you were either in Level 6, or you wanted to be.  Or more likely, you somehow had NO IDEA that these players were working together.


Is the "four" that Tyler is holding up there his four Final Two alliances?  Or is he counting something else?  Kaitlyn managed to squeeze into this picture, and that is Kaycee's friend in the middle, of course.


This picture should have probably been at the top of the post.  Because Kevin.

Brett this should be your pinned tweet indefinitely.  You made it, Brett.


And now for the Tangela section of the post.  Rachel had an Instagram video where she did a stealthy close up of the lovebirds holding hands.



And Tyler shot this little video, I think.  Angela can't stop smiling now.  I did see someone tell Tyler in the BB Backyard about "Ikea" and he laughed and said he would start calling her that.




I know that is Tyler's friend Foster (@frostysloan) over there on the far right, but I'm assuming the other two are also their friends.


And here they are with their son JC.  This is JC's facial expression he earns a living with, the scowl.  I wonder if JC is going to stay at Angela's Halfway House.  He said he gave up his apartment before he came on the show and would need to find a new place.


I appreciate this poster letting us know this guy is Merron from BB Canada.


There is Merron again in the center of this post.  I don't know who the guy on the far left is, but I think he's a BB Canada guy, too.  From there it is Parker from BB9, DaVonne, Merron, Bayleigh and Swaggy, of course, with Zakiyah from BB18 in the center.  Lawon is behind DaVonne, trying to peek over her head.



Tyler is a super-geniuine, super-great guy. I couldn't be happier for him.  Even though he didn't win, knowing that Angela was out there waiting for him surely took the sting out of the loss for him.  And winning the popularity prize was an unexpected bonus for Tyler.


Dan is one of Tyler's BB idols.


This is Tyler's friend Foster.  Some fans were trying to start some rumors about Haleigh hooking up with him, but I have no idea if that is true.  I do know that people love to look at a picture and start all sorts of rumors. 


This is Angela's brother Chase.  I don't know what caption the poster is talking about.  I tried to read the plaque on the machine but can only see that it says something about the score.


This post has a linked video that was apparently recorded backstage after the Finale.  Tyler thanked everyone who voted for him, and said that the America's Favorite prize was the most important thing to win.  I knew he would feel that way.  I mean, he'd like the money, too, but Tyler has already been enriched beyond belief.

Angela will get him a modeling agent soon, I predict.  Tyler has a look.  I can't imagine how good that look would be once they style and fluff him up a little.  Go get that endorsement money, Tyler.


You will recall that Brett was irritated, and then pretended to be very mad about Tyler swiping his Hawaii trip during the Space Pecs PoV competition.



There have been quite a few posts making the comparison between the glam Level 6 group shots compared to this one.  This is Foutte + Scottie. Or The Hive + Swaggy C.    Angie Rockstar went straight home to her family though.  I have some pictures of her coming up shortly.

Haleigh apparently decided to save her cleavage for the Finale and afterwards.  She looks comfortable in this dress, but the one she wore on Finale night was a problem for her. She was constantly trying to make sure her posture prevented the dress from gaping open, and when she was standing onstage at the end of the show, waiting for Julie to award the America's Favorite prize, she was clearly flexing.  I mean, duh.


Whose dress is that though?  And what did Zakiyah do to her face?  Did she plump up her lips, maybe?  In every picture she had this same face, with no smile.  What the hell is going on with her?


This is one of those fans who likes to portray themselves as a house guest in their profile picture and name, which I don't get the point of. At all.  But Fessy thought this person was really Haleigh, which is funny.

It's also funny that they all went to Denny's.


And some other creeper filmed Fessy dancing with Haleigh to My Pony.  These people are just getting a taste of being famous.  Can you imagine what it would be like to be super famous all over the world?  I'd hate having to worry about stuff like this.


Angie Rockstar got home safely and posted a little video for the haters who apparently have called her names.

Spoiler Alert:  She's not bothered at all.


And here she is with her beautiful children. Her daughter had a birthday this summer, you know.


Everyone has different levels of talent in life.


And JC wants us to know that of course he knew about Level 6.  I know it's painful for JC, because on the last night of the live feeds he was crowing to Tyler and Kaycee about the fact that they never felt the need to have a name for their alliance.


This girl and her mom stalked the cast and got some good pictures for her scrapbook.


I think this girl was on BB Canada, too.  Supposedly Winston was spending time with one of Haleigh's Texas friends who was visiting, but I couldn't find a picture of that. I think Winston can smooch it up with anyone he wants, obviously.  It's a free country.  Isn't it?  Still?


Double date.


Apparently Sam went right back to her hotel room after the Finale and went home as soon as possible.  This was the only picture I could easily find of her, apparently with someone from Production.

IS THIS THE CAMERA GUY WHO WAS "IN LOVE" WITH SAM?  If you know this man, please check in on him today to make sure he's okay.  You know, like a Wellness Check.


***SOME JUICY STUFF***

I don't know the details behind this interaction, but it does look like Kaitlyn and Brett slept in the same bed in the Air BnB and Brett was startled when he realized she was filming them waking up together.  Maybe a glass of water would help.



The CBS Spoiler is not ready for the season to be over, posting that they were indeed part of the action in Las Vegas.


Well, McCrae wasn't buying it, and was determined to find that person.  He's not fucking around.  But maybe he ended up just fucking around, because he didn't post a follow up to this.  Shocker, right?  That McCrae Olson lacks the initiative to follow through on plans?


Glenn is out in Vegas, no doubt rooming with Kevin.  Glenn lost a bunch of weight from eating salad every day, apparently, and it shows.  And if you don't know, Christine got a divorce a few years ago and has a new, happier life now.  (Not with McCrae though!)


(Part Deux is located here.)