As many of you know, I’ve had some family drama lately. Long story short, a close relative’s girlfriend decided to act like Luke Wilson’s wife in Old School by sleeping with half of her co-workers. Completely f-d story, but whatever. We had to get him out of there so I had an impromptu move today and he’s now staying with us for the time being.
With that said, the drama should be calming down quite a bit and I can continue to blog away, but I cannot believe I missed some serious drama in the house today from Candice calling a weird house meeting to Howard allegedly saying he wants to do dirty things to Amanda once the season is over.
I am dead tired, but I had to get this out here now. I’m going to recap the house meeting with time stamps (which you can use the flashback feature for), but when I wake up tomorrow I will continue digging up all the dirt and giving you reference points to search for them. Sign up to the live feeds for free to use the flashback feature!
Update: I’m awake, time to go through this craziness that happened in the house last night. I am still furious I missed it.
12:30pm – Amanda and Spencer are outside talking to each other, it starts off calm enough until Amanda tries to pretend she had no influence in the nominations this week. When Spencer tells her to ‘Shut Up’, it starts getting a bit heated. During the argument, Judd tried to defuse the situation by randomly saying ‘Who’s got pudddin?’ … love him.
Spencer does have a good point when he said bringing up the Moving Company is stupid. That alliance has been long gone, yet people continue mentioning it.
1:30pm – Amanda and Spencer are still chatting outside, these two have been talking for quite a long time, but nothing is really coming of it. I guess it’s mostly to build up some drama for later.
2:58pm – Candice calls a house meeting to address the rumors going around that she may possibly receive some votes this week. Her main target in this session is Spencer, as he’s the one who is doing a lot of the leg work for Howard. Meanwhile, Howard randomly talks about how he wants to self evict, it’s a strange meeting that I have no clue what it accomplished.
Like I said, I am very tired, but I am certainly going to give you some time stamps tomorrow so you can flashback some great action!
There was something Jeff said to Julie Chen on the live show last Thursday night, and it completely made sense why veterans of these games tend to go pretty far despite the target on their back. He said when you’re in a house with all the same people and rumors spread daily, even crazy things like Elissa nominating herself can sound legitimate.
The reason why veterans can go deep is because once they survive the initial target, they end up forming an alliance and keeping it tight. They reassure the members that rumors are just rumors and people are just paranoid, and this is because they’ve seen it before. Right now, there are no veterans to reassure anyone, so alliances are going crazy and turning on each other every other hour.
Last night, Judd was the target by many in his own alliance. Amanda came up with the idea that Judd has been the secret MVP the past two weeks and was able to convince herself that he first put up Elissa and GM to frame Howard, and then he put up Amanda this week because he really wants her out. It doesn’t help that Judd has been making fake alliances with many other people, but it really does seem he has been loyal to the ‘goof troop’. He has been able to get a lot of information from those fake alliances, and that’s why he did it.
Amanda went into full paranoia mode and is now convinced she’s going to go home this week. This could be good for Howard because she may end up driving so many people crazy that they just send her home anyway, but as of right now she’s pretty safe.
Spencer has been doing more campaigning for Howard than Howard has, but he has about 2 1/2 days of nothingness to continue securing votes one at a time. As it stands, he’s still at 1 (himself). He doesn’t exactly strike me as a big negotiator, so I’m still expecting Howard to walk out the door this Thursday, but anything can happen before then.
Today has had some slow updates to do some bullcrap I’m dealing with in my family. Personal stuff I wouldn’t even bother burdening you guys with. Hopefully it clears up soon, but I’m going to do my best to keep you updated on things inside the house regardless of any drama.
With that out of the way, let me tell you that the veto ceremony completely slipped by me. I feel like a terrible blogger to find out it happened a few hours ago and you’re only reading this now. I typically watch the live feeds most of the day, but couldn’t today and I miss an important part of the game. Ugh.
Now that I’m done my personal bitching, it’s been no secret who the replacement nominee would be at the veto ceremony today. Spencer won the PoV, took himself off, and he was replaced with:
I’ve said in my previous thread and I’ll say it again – this is not a racist issue. Last week, Aaryn made a deal that she could stay in the house and let Amanda and/or Helen use her HoH if she won it. This is called good game play considering the bind she was in, and it’s how she managed to stay 2 weeks longer than her friend.
Note, during this agreement, Aaryn said she was going to also try to throw it (if the comp was a lock for team Amanda to win). If she couldn’t throw it, she’d do whatever they wanted. Obviously in a HoH competition that was about 95% luck, it’s kind of hard to throw it unless Aaryn picked up her ball and whipped it at Elissa’s face. Needless to say, Aaryn won, and it was her decision to keep the deal she made to continue furthering her summer in the house.
Yes, Aaryn could have made a bold move (like I suggested) by putting up McCrae and Amanda, but she chose the safe route, and it’s hard to blame her when she’s about 2 weeks away from sitting in a jury house at the beach making $1k a week.
Some will call me an Aaryn-lover for this post – I’m not. I am a lover of house drama, that’s it. I vote for the person who’d cause the most drama every week (which is probably why I wanted her to put up Amanda and McCrae). Some are more entertaining, some are more rude, some are just..there, but I’ll keep the biggest turd in the house if it makes it fun to blog about.
Before I begin the post, a quick reminder – no personal attacks in the comments section. I have had a few complaints about it recently and don’t want to start banning people. I’m very easy going with freedom of speech, but when debates get heated to a point more than Big Brother related and I start losing readers, that’s when I step in. People come here to chat about Big Brother, and there are a lot of differing opinions, especially this season, but if you can’t express your opposing opinion without nasty attacks, this is not the place for you. This is my warning, not to sound like a hardass. I love my readers, love the contributions you give, and it’s my responsibility to not let discussions get out of hand.
With that out of the way, today is the day we get to find out who replaces Spencer on the block (spoiler, it will be Candice!). I know this is going to look absolutely horrible for Aaryn, and even she knows it. On Wednesday night’s episode, I can just picture the tweets that will happen when Spencer is replaced by Candice. This is a reminder to anyone just tuning in, Aaryn has almost no power this week. She gave that up last week in a deal with Amanda and Helen to remain in the house over Kaitlin. She promised them they can choose nominees and replacements this week as long as they vote for her. Sure, she can break the promise, but may as well self evict shortly after.
I know Aaryn has said some pretty stupid things this season, but I will defend anyone who is being bashed over a misunderstanding. Aaryn wanted to put Elissa and Candice on the block this week, and that’s because those are the two people most likely to nominate her next week if they win.
This is turning into a pretty interesting week so far. Howard is the favorite to go home, but by putting Candice on the block, this actually gives a glimmer of hope he can remain in the house. Aaryn respects the hell out of Howard, and most other people like him quite a bit, but a few people are severely threatened by him, so they want him gone. If he can sway those who respect him into votes (or if Spencer can do it for him), we may see Howard in the house for at least another week. I will keep you guys updated on the house reaction after the veto ceremony, so stay tuned for a new post when that is complete!
11:15am – Candice and Jessie are having a heated discussion in the bathroom. It’s going to be getting ugly as the week progresses…
Sunday Evening Update: I like to make a post on Sunday night’s for the CBS viewers who are checking out the rest of the spoilers for the week, but family drama came up, so I am behind schedule. It’s ironic that I love drama in the BB house, but loathe it in real life. Anyway, if you’re checking to see what happened this week so far, let me give you a brief recap…
Amanda nominated via MVP vote
Spencer won PoV
Candice will likely be replaced by Spencer
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On to my recap of last night…
I tried to stay awake and blog last night, but as soon as the house went into a slow moment, I was staring at the back of my eyelids. Oh well, busy day, it happens. Luckily no major fight broke out because there is nothing I like better than doing a play by play on that. Do I have issues for liking that? Yes, probably.
Turning on the flashback to 11:30pm (you can do it here for a free trial), Candice is chatting with Helen in the cockpit about the different situations that can happen this week. She is counting votes but needs the support of Elissa, Helen and 1-2 more to get Amanda out this week, and that’s going to be a very tough sell. The house overwhelmingly wants Amanda to go home, but all but 2-3 agree now is not the right time. Personally I disagree, as now would be a very good time considering veto is out of the way, and this guarantees Amanda’s strong personality doesn’t enter the jury house to manipulate votes for her friends.
While I’m sure many of the house feel the same way, the problem is they’re all probably thinking Amanda is going to be manipulating the house in their favor once that time comes. Sorry to break it to anyone who thinks this way, but Amanda is the type who will do her best to campaign against the people who had a hand in getting her out. She’ll also campaign against the person who got McCrae out if he’s in the jury with her. Helen and company may agree that later is a better time to get Amanda out, but I certainly wouldn’t want to be the one to send her to jury.
I’m sure Candice is not going to stop working on votes for Howard, but little does she realize, Spencer is starting a campaign against Candice. While still a longshot, voting Candice out (she’ll likely be replacement nominee) is much more of a possibility to those who are just floating around. If Howard has any chance at staying in the game, it will ironically be because the person campaigning the most to keep him is walking out the door. And that’s why I love watching this show!
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One minute, Amanda is sitting pretty with her hands on the controls of the house, the next she’s scrambling and stressing big time. Why? She was named the MVP nominee this week, which means if there ever was a time to get Amanda out, it’s now. This is the absolutely perfect scenario for people like Aaryn (and GM) as they can live up to the deal they made, but still work on getting Amanda out now that they can.
Of course, this all depends on who wins veto, which again could change everything, but that’s still in a few hours from now. Needless to say, Amanda is in full scramble mode right now and more worried than she’s been at any point in the house. I guess bragging about the ‘goof troop’ being the only players not nominated yet was a big premature.
You’re going to want to watch this on the feeds, especially if Amanda doesn’t win. This should be some classic campaigning going on that we haven’t seen all season. Amanda has been pushing hard for other people, she’s going to be relentless when it comes to herself. I am already getting a little chub thinking about the drama that entertaining week ahead of us (tmi?)
As far as the veto competition goes, here are the players:
Epic, pure epic. Howard and Spencer are going to be busting their ass trying to win, as will Amanda. Jessie hopefully will try in order to save Amanda, while there is no doubt Candice will be in 5th gear in order to save Spencer. This makes me think of a future twist for Big Brother – Each nominee gets to pick one player to play veto with. The only thing that could have made this a more perfect veto competition would be McCrae playing instead of Jessie. I also hope it’s a competition like the All-Star one where every round gets harder and harder all the way down to shaving heads, burning clothes or weeks of slop.
They are currently building the veto competition at the moment, so I will keep you updated on that, but sign up to the feeds to watch Amanda campaign her ass off. Great week, great result from the twist, great drama. It’s what I love about Big Brother
7:25pm – Feeds are back, and it appears Spencer is in this game now. He is wearing the veto necklace, which means Howard or Amanda could be going home this Thursday. This should make for a wild, wild week on the feeds. Get them here NOW
8:20pm – McCrae and Amanda sitting in the cockpit, while Candice and Howard are in the HN room. Both are talking about the week ahead, but the Candice side is definitely sounding more defeated at this point, and frustrated. Candice is frustrated that she asked Jessie what she plans on doing, and Jessie’s reply is just ‘I’ll vote with the house’. Howard and Candice both see the path of the game, and are upset nobody else can right now.
Update: Wow, big news out of the Big Brother house today. Apparently Amanda was named the MVP nominee which could possibly create a lot of drama inside the house this week. I’m still hosting the baby shower, but I’ll be posting much more details about this and the PoV a little later. Sorry about the lack of updates today.
At 11:27pm last night, Howard decided to call an impromptu house meeting, which turned out to be more awkward than enlightening. Don’t get me wrong, Howard appears to be a pretty solid, stand up guy, but his public speaking can use some work. Watch the speech here, and use the flashback feature.
Once it was over, people spent a majority of the time trying to figure out what he was actually saying versus absorbing his words. That’s never a sign of a good speech, but hey at least he got whatever it is he had to say off his chest. I’m no great speech writer either, but I’m going to try and decode what we really wanted to say…
“look, I feel like an ass for swearing on the bible, outside of the game I never would have done that, and I hope you don’t hold that against me. Also, despite the fact that Aaryn has said some pretty shitty things in the house, I respect that she had to put me on the block because she was forced to by Amanda. This is an eye opener for you guys to see who is actually running the house, and it’s best to take that out before you watch her walk away with your prize money at the end”
I think wording it the way I did would have created some massive drama, but it also may have helped Howard remain in the game (depending on the MVP nominee). The house can see she’s a big threat, they’ve discussed it, but every week they sit on their hands is another week they lose the numbers to get her out. Unless Andy, Helen and Judd flip as soon as this week, Amanda should be cruising to the final 4.
While I’m on that subject, I’ve seen a lot of people mention this theory that it’s rigged for Amanda to win this year. Apparently some anonymous person posted how Amanda is bffs with the producer and it’s a guarantee she’s going to win this year. I call bull on that. Every year I see people say certain aspects are rigged, including silly things like Jeff (BB’s sweetheart) given fewer shoes in some competition he had to win (the comp was to search for shoes in a pile of balls). His fans said that BB wanted him out, but why would they? They love him. He’s a charming, funny guy who may say dumb things on occasion, but he’s the perfect type of person they’d like to win the game.
I look at the Amanda situation like people claiming it’s rigged for the Yankees, Patriots or Heat to win championships. By saying that about strong teams that have a good chance at winning every year, it’s so much easier to ‘prove’ your theory correct if they win. I want to see someone claim the game is rigged in favor of Jessie or Candice, and then I’ll believe it if they win (nothing against those two, they’re both just kind of floating along). Yes, Amanda worked on some show ‘Big Shot Live’, and there is a very good chance that helped her get ON the show, but the producers are not stupid enough to rig the game like that. They’re not going to risk 15 seasons of history for a person who used to do occasional reporting on a show nobody has ever heard of.
That’s my take on the Amanda rigging situation. Disagree with it if you want, but I won’t be talking about it again because it’s silly.
With that out of the way, MVP nominee and Veto should happen today. There is plenty of paranoia on who the MVP will be this week, and I am at a loss for who could be the nominee at this point. I’m going to guess Elissa once again, or maybe Amanda. I am hoping Amanda just for the massive amount of drama that would bring, and I love drama like mosquitoes love ruining my summer nights.
Big Brother is taking their time with the nominations today, as they were in a huge rush to torture more houseguests with the havenot competition. To be fair, this week the havenots get to eat Ramen and raisins which is pretty much the diet of college kids anyway (or bloggers like me). Amanda seems a bit more worked up that she won’t be able to sleep with McCrae this week than she is about the food.
The havenots for the week are:
The nominations are not done yet, but I will be updating this thread as updates come in, so check back. You can follow along by watching the live feeds, get a free trial right here.
Update: I have had a few requests for the Amanda, Jessie bathroom boob grab. Flashback to 10:40am to watch it…
3:15pm – The house is back on indoor lockdown as the cast breaks down the set so they can do the nomination ceremony. Amanda is poutning about being a havenot, while Howard is in the HoH room trying to plead his case to Aaryn.
Howard is working Aaryn to make the big move and put Amanda up, but Aaryn simply told him that she cut a deal (let Helen/Amanda choose nominees), going to stick to that deal, and is a wimp for doing it. Amanda came knocking at the HoH door and Howard stopped the conversation, now Aaryn is re-telling the convo to Amanda.
- Andy jumps in and says there can be an amazing jury even if it’s 9 people. Sorry Andy, but people are generally not thrilled about going to jury, so I have a tough time believing everyone will be thrilled to be there.
- Aaryn is actually trying to fight for Howard and says that Candice and Elissa are most likely to put her up moving forward. Howard wouldn’t, and she’s right. Howard wants Amanda out, and Elissa is 100% guaranteed to put up Aaryn. Amanda said it’s smarter to go with the majority of the house, but that’s smarter if she wants to settle for jury
5:20pm – Aaryn is up in the HoH room telling Spencer the situation this week. He’ll likely be on the block with Howard even though she knows full well that the two of them and Aaryn/GM are the 4 major outsiders in the house. This frustrates me, if you KNOW you’re on the outs, why not make a huge move?
7:00pm – Feeds are back up from the nomination ceremony, and like expected, here are your nominees…
So what this means? Amanda is taking a stranglehold on the game as once Howard or Spencer get out, she has almost nobody in the house who is willing to gun for her.
If you were in Aaryn’s position, would you take the safe route and side with Amanda, or would you make a bold move and side with Howard?
Update: People waiting for the upcoming challenge and nomination. Candice and Howard apparently broke off their ‘showmance’ to work alone. Follow my twitter for updates, or get a free trial to the live feeds
Update 2: Feeds down for the competition, likely havenot. I will create a new post when it’s back up!
The Big Brother house was a weird one last night after the live eviction ceremony. People were getting along, Elissa was acting normal, and everyone came together to pull a mini prank on Aaryn (they hid when she got her HoH key). It’s not the typical post-eviction scene that we’ve been used to this season, but it was pretty fun to watch nonetheless. Sure, nobody was flipping mattresses, but it’s clearly the calm before the storm. Everyone seems to both worry they’re going up and comforted about being safe at the same time, and that’s due to a huge wildcard winning HoH.
The house quickly went into game talk pretty much right after I went to bed, but I won’t hold it against them – this time. Aaryn is wondering if she should keep the deal she made with Helen and Amanda about letting them choose nominations, while Howard realizes he’s a target and is trying to deflect. I plan on a lot of last minute conversations with Aaryn prior to the nominations today, but it’s unlikely her decision will be swayed by any of it. It is sounding more and more like she likes Amanda’s plan of putting Howard and Spencer up, though one wonders if that is the best game move for her.
Whenever someone is HoH, I tend to find myself playing fake HoH role and wondering who actually would be the best people to nominate to further their game. This one is a tricky one because there are a few really good options available for Aaryn this week. The way I see it, she can do…
Howard and Spencer
This is the safe route of the week. Neither of them have a whole lot of support in the house, and it would make the goof troop pretty happy to see a big threat like Howard go. That said, is he really that big of a threat at this point? Big Brother competitions are generally more about endurance and luck than strength, so even if Howard was throwing the comps like he said, that doesn’t guarantee anything moving forward. If I were Aaryn and knowing there is a good chance of an endurance competition this week, I’d much rather face a 200+ lb guy than a yoga instructor. Big guys just have too much weight to hold up, and they always struggle on endurance.
The ironic part is, last night even Amanda said that muscle is not a big factor in competitions, then a few minutes later mentioned that Howard needed to go because he’s a strong player. When these competitions turn into Survivor competitions, then worry about Howard. For now, worry about the good social players, or the fit thin people.
Elissa and a pawn
Elissa would seem like a no-brainer to me, simply for the reason that she absolutely hates Aaryn. No matter how Aaryn tries talking to her, Elissa either ignores her or gives her a rude, snarky reply. Sure, Aaryn is a pretty mean person and you almost can’t blame Elissa for it, but when someone hates you so much she’s willing to nearly destroy her alliance to get you out, that’s a red flag. Plus, Elissa can’t play in veto this week, so this is the prime opportunity to get her out of the house before she goes on a Rachel-like winning streak of competitions.
McCrae and Amanda
Here is the dark horse power move that nobody would expect. Aaryn said she wants to make a big move this week, get some blood on her hands, etc, well this is your chance. Sure, it will likely be Big Brother suicide because Amanda and crew still have the numbers to take you out next week, but there is no denying the strongest social player in the house right now is Amanda. Also, if you do this, you have a solid 5 alliance moving forward (Aaryn, Spencer, Howard, Candice, and GinaMarie). This is probably the best move to make if you want to go big and win it all or go home trying.
Right now I think she’ll choose option a, but this is Big Brother.. expect the unexpected.
Well, that was an interesting eviction night. If you’re against Aaryn, the worst possible game thing could have happened tonight – she won HoH. If you’re a fan of Elissa on top of that, your night may got worse when you remember she can’t compete for PoV this week.
The dust is starting to settle in the house, but right now the drama meter is pretty high considering the plans for nomination. Aaryn has promised her HoH to both Helen and Amanda, but it’s unknown if Aaryn will stick to that deal. She likely will, there is no reason to ruffle feathers, so Elissa may be safe – for now.
With that said, Amanda has early ideas for the nomination, and that will be to (shocker) get Howard out. The problem here is that just a few days ago, Amanda and Candice sat down, had a long talk and promised each other safety. If and when Aaryn nominates Howard (and Spencer), it could get real ugly real quick in the BB house.
It’s midnight EST, time to sit back, grab a drink and watch the feeds for a little while. Keep checking back here for updates!
It looks like Elissa is feeling better. Note, after this picture, she had Amanda try to pull her legs closer to the floor, and it practically broke her spine. I feel uncomfortable watching it, ouch!
- Amanda said that right before the live show, Howard, Spencer, Candice and Elissa tried to get the house to flip the vote to Aaryn. Apparently Howard/Spencer are going to try to use this against Elissa to Aaryn this week, but Amanda isn’t too worried about it.
- McCrae and Amanda talking together about their position in the house. They feel they’re in a very good position going forward, especially getting one of Howard or Spencer out this week. It’s a matter of time to see if that will be true.
- I think the houseguests are going a bit stir crazy after this long lockdown. They’ll probably be in until the have-haevnot competition as well. Here is Jessie doing a roll off of Amanda…
- The house is going a bit crazy tonight, in a fun way. Jessie doing flips, Amanda dancing and singing, even Elissa is having fun. Now the house is going to hide on Aaryn when she gets her key to HoH