Tuesday, October 2, 2018

More Post Season Action: Let The New Games Begin. #BB20

As far as post-season action, it's starting to wind down now as most of the house guests have made their way home.  With a few exceptions, you can easily keep up with your favorites on their social media accounts, where I'm sure they will be staying in touch with the fans and sharing their latest news.  I just spent another hour or so finding a bunch of pictures and watching a bunch of videos, so this is a pretty good selection of pictures and info, but if you don't see what you are looking for I'm sure you can find it with just a few quick searches.

At one of the Las Vegas pool parties, JC got down on one knee and proposed to Winston.  The Reddit poster thought that might be a "subtle shot" at the couple who got engaged during the Finale.  Um.....what is subtle about this?    "Subtle" is not a word that I'd ever put next to JC's name.

I just watched an Instagram live broadcast that JC recorded yesterday while he waited for Kaitlyn to get ready to meet Winston in the lobby.  JC had a lot to say and some great perspective on the experience of being on the show and dealing with all of the aftermath.  He said that everyone on the Jury had the chance to decompress and put things in focus after they were evicted, but he was absolutely shell shocked after the Finale with finding out what people were saying about him, being evicted, and being released back into the world.  As one of the Final Three, JC was still sequestered that night in a hotel (I already discussed that process here) and couldn't sleep until 5:00 AM or so.  On Thursday night he missed the LA cast party because he just wanted to sleep and eat, but rejoined the cast for the Vegas trip the next day.

I actually watched some footage of JC in the car riding to Las Vegas, with Kaitlyn, Josh Martinez, and Tyler's friend Foster.  They sang the "Real Tyler" song and it was funny.  JC said they all had bad hangovers today, and he ate crackers and salami slices with his iced coffee while he chatted with fans and answered questions.

JC:  Look people, I know Yatus was funny, but it wasn't THAT funny.

(AMEN JC.  The Big Brother fans love to run a funny moment right into the ground.)

He said that with the exception of maybe one person, the entire cast is pretty happy and have been having fun together.  Most of the negativity rumors are all people talking shit on Twitter, he says.  He even danced with Scottie and Kaycee last night and Scottie admitted that he hated JC the whole summer, but everything is cool now.  JC did say that Scottie was one of the smartest people in the house, but he also said he hasn't watched the show or many live feed clips, so he's not sure.  JC also said that despite what we heard him say in his DR sessions, he was well aware that he wasn't running Tyler's game.  He knows he saved Tyler's game a few times and thinks Tyler probably did the same for him as well.  He also knows everyone was worried to take him to the end and seems flattered by that.

(Who is the one cast member who is not happy?  I can guess, but if you know, please share.)

JC didn't know how the live feeds worked, and probably still doesn't.  He thought there were only one or two cameras that showed the live feeds and they weren't always on.  He knows that Tyler is moving to Los Angeles and says he and Angela won't be able to get rid of him since they will be neighbors now and he will see them soon.  He knows they "went to CBS studios today" (see below) and joked about Tangela getting married soon.  He isn't sure how the relationship was portrayed on TV, but everyone in the house knew about Tangela, and JC is sure that the TV show did a beautiful job of editing everything to make a good show.

JC: I know I've been depressed before, and whatever, but I never felt like going on to people's social media accounts to talk shit about them, or to say bad stuff to hurt them.  I just don't understand why someone would do that, but maybe it makes some people happy to do that.  I don't know.

Angela and Tyler left Las Vegas a day earlier than most of the cast, and apparently stopped by the CBS studio on their way home.  This is causing A LOT of speculation.  I think Tyler posted the pictures but then deleted them.  Or maybe his friend Foster took these pictures and he posted them, but I doubt they hurt their chances of booking other gigs because of it.

Most of the chatter involves The Amazing Race, which has a new season that kicks off filming sometime in early November, I think.  I also watched an Instagram live that Tyler and Angela filmed (more on that later) and they said TAR wasn't "set in stone".  If that is true, they should shut up about it immediately, but apparently Jessica contacted them during their live broadcast and said she sent Angela a DM.  You might know that last year Jessica reached out to Rachel Reilly for some advice about being on TAR and that advice apparently helped Jessica and Cody's chances of winning.  I think part of the advice involved carrying only one bag between the two of them, so they could move more quickly, letting Cody do most of the heavy lifting.

On the live chat someone asked them if they got their favorite pillows from the house yet, and Tyler said no, but they told him that day that the boxes of stuff that each house guest will receive are getting shipped out soon.  This happens every year, and basically includes costumes, competition tchotchkes and other stuff that might have special meaning.  I'm pretty sure that the house is getting stripped right now to prepare for the Celebrity Big Brother, because I read an interview with Allison Grodner where she said she was taking a few days off, then jumping back in to prepare for that season which was coming up soon.

(I am hoping beyond hope they air it over the holidays, and not my tax season again.  Because that was a rough experience for me and made it impossible to both cover the season here and do my job at the same time.  Both suffered, but I can't let that happen again to my job.  I love Big Brother but it doesn't pay my dog's sky high vet bills.)

So Tyler may have been visiting the offices to pick up his check with his prize money.  I'm not sure how they pay that money out now, but ten years ago when Evel Dick and Daniele won 1st and 2nd place, he said they sent both checks in the same Federal Express package to his mother's house and left the package on the front porch.  Since Tyler's location is in flux right now, maybe this is what he needed to do to get access to the cash now.  Or maybe they started doing whatever paperwork they have to do to get all of the international clearances you need on TAR.  You can't just fly into a country and start running around with a camera crew, I'm guessing.  Someone has to do a lot of work behind the scenes to set stuff up so that it all looks easy on TV.

I guess @TVPartyApp sponsored Kevin's trip to Las Vegas.  I know that some of the reality people get paid for the nights that they live tweet on the App, and I think Kevin is one of their new featured tweeters.   Supposedly it is a fun way to watch the shows.

I wonder if Kevin did any sports betting while he was in Vegas.  I doubt it, and think it is more likely that he discouraged other reality people from betting too much.  I still remember him telling Mark some cautionary tales on the BB19 live feeds about not betting unless you have the money to lose, because if you can't pay up quickly, there is going to be trouble.  But the sports betting is legal in Las Vegas, so maybe they just take your house and firstborn instead of breaking your legs or leaving your family floating in the pool. Allegedly, I mean.

Tyler and Angela said they didn't know how Peanut was able to stay in Vegas, because they were exhausted from all of the partying and lack of sleep.  I think Kaycee was staying over a few days at Rachel's house, and I think Kaitlyn and JC may have had the same plan.

Tyler said he and Kaycee had a bet during the season about who would get into a relationship first after the show was over, and Tyler admitted to her during a commercial break on the Finale that he was already in a relationship with Angela.  It was after the Jury Q&A took place, but I heard Tyler tell Kaycee about liking Angela way before that, on the live feeds.  I even heard Kaycee ask him if they made it official yet and Tyler avoided the question in a very guilty fashion.

I look forward to hearing Kaycee give her thoughts on everything at some point.

I did see her have a laugh with Fessy, asking him "who flipped" and Fessy says he flipped, and voted for Kaycee to win the game.

Kaycee:  I love this guy (now).

Derrick convened with The Bros and someone's mom.  The mom said she made eye contact with Winston from a few feet away and mouthed the name "Winston" so he called her over for this photo.  From all accounts, Winston is truly a class act and is always decent to the fans and fellow cast mates.

Which is probably why Kevin Martin from BBCAN had this to say before the season was even over.

By the way, the ATF podcast did a live broadcast from Las Vegas, and said the reality poker tournament was actually held in a school gym with no alcohol available.  I'm guessing the casinos can't rope off a special area for a tournament unless the gambling dollars are guaranteed to be a certain amount, and let's face it, most of the reality stars probably can't afford to lose thousands of dollars.  Hopefully next year they can at least hold the tournament in a place that has concessions, because other than that there was a lot of good feedback about the event.  One of the ATF patrons played at a table with Kevin Martin and knocked him out of the tournament, so that's kind of a big deal.  Kevin is a professional gambler, you know, but everybody needs a little luck sometimes.

And speaking of Kevin Martin, here he is with Pili and Tangela out by the pool.  They are two BB Canada players that I definitely know.  I wrote occasional live feed updates for the last season that Kevin played on and remember tweeting that Karen compared Kevin to Ted Bundy or something.  Whoever was running Kevin's Twitter account accused me of making that up so I blocked his account.  But as of today you are unblocked, Kevin.  And by now you and your friend surely know that Karen said that about you DOZENS of times.  And Kevin's "friend" was likely Pili, right?

Pili is very into fitness now and can display her abs next to Angela's any day.  Tyler must feel like he's living in FantasyLand right now.  I'm glad he didn't win Big Brother, because it would have been too much good fortune for one person.  What would he have to look forward to in life?

Love all of he colorful dresses here.  Still no smile from Zakiyah, so that must be her new thing.  I am still trying to keep up with The Challenge this season even though I don't understand what is going on most of the time with the "burning" of the votes and all of the anger.  I suspect most of that is showmanship to ensure being invited on future seasons.  But I have to say I am quite impressed with The Messiah's comportment.  He is a totally different guy than he was on Big Brother, which is happy news.  And he and Da'Vonne work very well together.   There is a HUGE cash prize on The Challenge this season so maybe they will get a piece of that  and change both of their lives.

That is Kaycee and her brother Kenny, and Tyler and his pseudo-brother Foster.  Foster is cute and from all accounts a very nice guy, so if he has some game in him he should slip his info to Robyn Kass to get hooked up with some TV opportunities.  Kenny too, for that matter.

If you don't know "Murtz" is from Canada and was an early Big Brother broadcaster of some sort.  He tried out for BBCAN in one of the early seasons but the friend he went with is the one who was cast. I think that was "A.J.", but I could be wrong.  The poker player at the ATF podcast said AJ was also sitting at his table and is "human garbage" who talked shit to everyone the entire time.

Murtz has always looked rather creepy to me, but this is his standard pose.  I think he makes a living covering reality TV though, so good for him.

I thought this was funny, but it's kind of strange that Fessy is wearing the bandanna now.

A lot of the fans who met Brett commented on how short he is, but I think he's of average height, around 5'10" or so.  Winston posted yesterday that The Bros were going to split up for a little while, with Brett headed off to Boston and/or Florida, while Winston will go home to Kentucky, but they will be reunited "sooner than we think".

Another TAR couple, maybe? Could be....who knows.

The episode of Bold and the Beautiful that Brett and Tyler filmed will air on October 23rd, I think.  We can certainly expect some cheesy references to "Level 6" during that appearance.  They might be parking valets referring to the floor the car is parked on, or something basic like that.  Daytime TV isn't designed for quantum physicists, you know.

(FYI on Better Call Saul last night someone was burning rubber in a parking garage and sped by a huge "Level 6" sign.  Did anybody else catch that?)

I posted this picture in my last post-season post, but am including it again to show that that Rihanna "liked" Kaycee's post.  Rihanna started following Kaycee at some point during Big Brother so that is pretty damn cool.

Kaycee should follow up on that, right?

I tried to find this for my last post but didn't see it again until now.  There was a video that someone took of Sam in the little conference room backstage just after the Finale. I think that is where you go to get debriefed on various controversies and other things the house guests need to know about, and maybe to sign some paperwork or something.

Anyway, somebody who was with Sam started filming her, and she gave a bunch of those basic pleasantries about enjoying the sunshine every day, etc.  But I wanted you to see the bottle of booze she is carrying around.  Apparently she bought that to take into the house with her, not knowing that it wasn't allowed.  They returned it to her during the meeting.  You will note they DID NOT give it to her on her way to the Jury house, likely because Production is still responsible for her well-being while she's still technically in the game.

So this kind of explains why Sam didn't go to the parties, and just went back to her room and then home.  It's kind of sad, but we all know Sam has a different way of doing things.

This is fun.  But I distinctly remember Sam talking about how she liked to go to the Maryland Faerie Festival and made plans with Angie and Bayleigh to attend together.  I wonder why Angie Rockstar didn't mention that she's performed at that festival before?

This is Chris, Angie's boyfriend who held down the fort all summer long.  He was fun on Twitter, too, and didn't seem to let negative fans get him down.  She tweeted a few days ago that no one can drag her like he does, so trolls on Twitter shouldn't even try.

Brett looks so small and young in this picture, doesn't he?  Where did all of his muscles go?

I am very glad that this sort of technology didn't exist back in my party days.  This is Brett drunkenly shouting over a pounding disco beat while JC smirks and holds the phone.  As best I can tell, it went a little something like this.


JC:  Did you hear that?

Yes, we heard that.

In the early days of the live feeds, I remember watching a conversation between the Bros where they discussed how much fun they were having with JC.  Apparently right after meeting them, JC announced that he wasn't the type of gay "who shopped", because he liked to work out instead.  Winston wasn't sure he would get along with JC at first, but was pleasantly surprised about how funny and relatable he was.  Brett told a story about how JC said Brett was even more of a little bitch than he is and they cracked up over that.  Winston said the funniest thing he had seen so far in the house was JC taking two pizzas out of the oven, putting them on the counter, and then just walking away.  I thought Brett was going to throw up he started laughing so hard.  Apparently JC thought he might be one of the most ripped guys in the house and was dismayed to find so many guys with hot bodies, so even then he wanted to fatten everybody up.

Kaitlyn had fun with her phone.

Brett had a hard time keeping his head up.  You can only stay in Vegas for so long before you are so ready to leave.  At least, that's my experience.  

I'm not even sure Brett wasn't blacked out when he was saying goodbye to Winston here.  Hopefully it's not the final goodbye.  Maybe it's just goodbye for now.

I think Fessy had this hat made at one of those stores that whips up custom shirts and hats instantly.

And here he is with his dog Cooper after getting home to Orlando safely.  I had some trouble deciphering this picture at first, but then I saw the paw in the air, and the doggie ears.   On one of the early CBS episodes Fessy invited JC to snuggle with him in bed and then said JC was about the size of Fessy's dog, so now it all makes sense.

I never thought these three guys would take a picture together and Glenn would take the best shot.  I'm not sure what is wrong with Kevin here, or why Fessy is dressed like a background dancer in a Culture Club video.

The cast seems to agree that Josh is a lot of fun to be around.  I've heard several of them say that Josh has great energy, and Tyler thinks Josh will end up being one of his closest friends.  I know Jessica was lamenting that the BB19 cast isn't very close, and she wishes they had as much fun together as the BB20 cast, so maybe Josh feels the same way and is enjoying interacting with a more cohesive cast.

This is random.  Here is Mike Boogie and his son Brady running into Julie Chen randomly in Los Angeles.  At first I thought this was a pet store, and those were aquariums in the background, but now I think they are TV monitors.  Wherever they are, Julie looks great dressed down in her workout clothes, and I hope Brady can walk and stand up and everything without assistance.  Just saying.

I won't be posting any pictures or info about the newly-engaged couple today.  I was going to, but then I saw that Braggy C retweeted this, and I found it extremely disrespectful to his cast mates.  Bitter people do bitter things.

You can easily find more of this and other pictures and info on Christopher's Twitter account.  I did see one video he shot in Las Vegas where he spoke to Bayleigh and she fucking SNAPPED at him until she saw she was being filmed.  Then her whole mood turned around for the cameras. Forever is a long time, kids.

If you're one of those people who don't want to hear about Tangela, then you might want to dip out now and spend your time doing something else.  I knew Angela had a nice apartment when I saw Rachel being filmed there by Angela last Thursday.  It looks so spacious and airy.  And I love Rachel's jumpsuit.

I don't blame Tyler for wanting to move in with her.  The nice loft-style apartment near the beach is just icing on Angela's cake.  I think CBS hooked both Tyler and Angela up with a public relations firm to handle all of the post show inquiries and press for them.  (Or, that public relations firm reached out to them, which is also likely.) It's a smart move, actually, to let someone with experience help you make the most of things.  That's how you get magazine articles like this one.  It's easy to get negative articles, but a little harder to get celebratory pieces written about you.

Angela's brother approves of Tyler, after spending so much time around him this week.  In their live chat I think she said the plan is for them to fly to Hilton Head next week to see her dad, and also for Tyler to arrange shipment of his car and belongings.  Hopefully the hurricane damage to Hilton Head isn't as bad as it was in other places in the Carolinas.  Then they are off to that annual BB event in Canada, in Edmonton I think.

And Tyler's mom seems to approve of the relationship, too.  From what Tyler has said, I don't think he's had a serious girlfriend since high school, so this is new for her, too.

They rode to Las Vegas with Angela's brother and one of Tyler's friends, I think.

I wonder if the publicity people they are working with now will try to get them some joint modeling jobs or gigs.  I know Angela's dream is to be in the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue.  Maybe this exposure can help make that happen.

This is the part of the post-season where I usually step away and out of everything, because the fan stuff can get really weird (Remember the whole "Zankie" mess?) as some of them try to insert themselves into the former house guests' lives.  There always seem to be a group of really loud admirers who know NOTHING about the BB players but like to elbow in and make a big scene.  For example, one of the first questions on their first live chat is if both of them are from Hilton Head.  I mean, DUH.  If you were even just a CBS casual you'd know that, right?

At this point Tyler seems to have learned quite a bit about the coverage of the season, but says he's only watched bits and pieces of certain episodes and video clips.  Since he's been a fan for so long, I'm sure he has his favorite sources for that info.  They watched part of the first episode together during this broadcast but were just kind of superficially keeping an eye on it while they answered fan questions.

They said they haven't been able to spend too much time alone since the Finale, because they had family and friends in the house with them, but now they can settle down a little and make plans together.  They made time to go to the gym this morning and they both loved the experience.  Oh, and Tyler was wearing a Fessy Fitness bracelet that was clearly visible during most of this broadcast.

Angela laughed at this "Baywatch" footage of Tyler and seemed to recognize which beach he was running on.  There were some scenes with Tyler's friends and he showed her his friend David that he talked about setting her up earlier in the season.

Tyler: There he is. I basically wanted to tell you how perfect you were by saying I wanted you to meet my friend.

Angela:  That's him?  No.  He's not my type.

Tyler also said that Julie called his name first to enter the house, but he was aware of the curse that the first one in never wins the game, so "he opened the door and let Bayleigh walk in first".  (He also let Sam walk in before him, giving him an extra buffer against the curse.)  Some of the fans are saying that Tyler should have been aware of the "OTEV curse", too, but if Tyler didn't win that competition, he or Angela would have been evicted, most likely.  (Supposedly the winner of the OTEV PoV has never won the season.)

And they watched Angela's intro footage as well, including shots of her playing volleyball and doing some pole vaulting.  You can see her business logo in the background on the wall, and as they watched footage of her preparing items to ship to customers during her intro footage, Tyler said, "we're right there now....this happened here!"

Fans didn't ask too many game questions, but to be honest I couldn't see their questions.  Angela did say she "spiraled out" during the week after she was evicted and started thinking Tyler was just using her, and Tyler said he was spiraling out without her, too.  Angela made a special point to say that they feel like all is good with the cast, and neither of them have any hard feelings about anyone. (That's some good PR right there.....)

Angela:  Even Rockstar. I love her, even after what she just said about me. It's okay. I love her.

(Angie Rockstar recently saw what Julie Chen said about Angela's nasty goodbye message to Rockstar and she tweeted about loving Julie, then later tweeted she knows it happened weeks ago, but she was just seeing it now.)

They both said it was weird to not be with Kaycee and they missed her, but know she will be back in California soon.