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POWER STATUS
Brendon's back/Rachel's gone again
Brendon is Head of Household
Lane & Ragan are nominated
Ragan won the veto
Matt holds diamond veto
Ragan is Staboteur 2.0
Matt, Ragan & Britney are Have-nots



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UPCOMING EVENTS
Waffling, whispering & trashing
Veto meeting is Monday
Julie said Matt's sparkly will be on Thursday's show, if he uses it

Next CBS show is Wednesday 8pm: Veto comp, Brendon's Pandora, Rachel returns, fights, veto meeting, assorted dramas




RATINGS WATCH
Sunday's show won the hour with 9.4 million viewers, 5.9 rating and 10 share, ahead of 'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition' rerun on ABC with 5.2/3.2/6, 'Law & Order: Criminal Intent' rerun on NBC with 4.4/3.0/5, and 'The Simpsons' and 'The Cleveland Show' reruns on FOX with 3.9/2.3/4 and 3.7/2.2/4 respectively. 'Big Brother 12' also won the 18-49 demographic. For comparison purposes, '60 Minutes' at 7pm had 10.2 million viewers, 6.5 rating and 13 share.

Rating = % of all TV households
Share = % of households watching TV





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Episode 1 8/8 11pm Quads
Episode 2 8/9 11.44pm F1/2
Episode 3 8/10 11.10pm F3/4
Episode 4 8/11 11.20pm F1/2




AMERICA'S CHOICE
What additional foods should Have-nots get?
- Eggplant & escargot


They're soliciting stabotage ideas again but don't bother submitting any as they'll ignore them and do dumb stuff they wanted to do in the first place



FAQ
Two hour finale is September 15

Brendon opened Pandora's Box which let him swap places with Rachel for 24 hours. We don't know what else he got, but Pandora usually has good + bad.

Matt opened Pandora's Box which held the return of the staboteur (in the form of Ragan) to WREAK HAVOC, and gave him diamond veto for 2 weeks.

Ragan will win $20k if he performs 3 tasks a week for 2 weeks undetected. His identity will be revealed to them at the finale.

Matt holds diamond veto for 2 weeks. He can override the regular veto if used this week or next, and name a replacement nominee.

I use Stabo/Staboteur/Stabotage because of the typo in an early official CBS BB tweet

Annie & Monet were sequestered until Andrew was evicted. Nobody knows why.

The first saboteur was Annie. She'd have won $50k if she lasted 5 weeks undetected.

Have-Nots have their own room again, cold showers again, slop again, plus additional food items decided by viewer votes.

Nobody knows why Paolo isn't there.

The winner of BB12 will win $500k and 2nd place gets $50k. Hamsters earn $750 a week including pre-show hotel and jury sequester.

The habitat has 52 cameras and 95 microphones.

The recorded Big Brother in-house announcements are the voice of producer Don Wollman.

All feeds stay on one 'scene' when someone's in Diary.



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>> Brendon is Head of Household - Lane & Ragan are nominated <<
>> Ragan holds veto - Matt holds diamond veto <<
>> Rachel came back Saturday & Brendon was gone - Back to normal Sunday <<

>> Tweeting Big Brother since BB8 - click to see all or follow - latest:

    Spellcheck (Sunday)


    Observant Hamsterwatchers know I've been poking at the typos in their tweets this season and wondering how paid professionals could be so sloppy as to send out gems like wrecking havoc, if you haven't enough yet of Brendon & Rachel, announcing There in! back on move-in day, misspelling Britney's name, and my favorite, stabotage

    Sure, it's nitpicky stuff and most think of Twitter as unimportant temporary media - never mind that CBS is about to launch a sitcom inspired by @shitmydadsays or that every public tweet ends up in the Library of Congress.. but tonight's CBS episode took sloppy to a whole new level when they misspelled Brendon's name.. we've always known they aren't overly concerned about things like accuracy in their editing, sequencing or character development, but nobody knows or cares about that stuff outside of our little insulated feedster world.. but a primetime network television show is kind of a big deal, and a major undertaking and investment, and you'd think they'd make the effort to get their stars' names right

    Meanwhile the habitat got back to normal today: Rachel took her second trip out the front door around 11am and Brendon-with-an-o returned via the HOH room around 12.30pm.. he said he didn't see or talk to Rachel, but he did not say whether he got some cash or anything else from Pandora.. he also said he got a massage, lots of beer last night, a nice meal and a nice rest

    They got yet another stabo video that said something about a competition tomorrow that could change the course of the game, and Brendon said he'd be angry if his noms end up being overturned somehow after he worked so hard to win the ropes comp.. Brendon mentioned his pre-noms re-do a couple times and Britney mentioned her Rachel farewell fiasco a couple times but the bubbles took all that away OBVI

    Otherwise it was a nice slow day in there as they recovered from Rachel's revival with lots of naps, some pool, and the anti-Britney movement continuing to gather momentum.. Kathy alternated between shmoozing Brendon and trashing Britney at every opportunity all day long - she's really missing out on her usual 20 hours of sleep a day lately

    The real news of the day came when the Brigade finally cracked open: Lane joined Enzo & Hayden in deciding they need to get rid of Matt - Flashback to 8/16 1:45am F3.. once they realized they were all on the same page, they relaxed and started popping funnies, like they do.. they laughed over how many comps they haven't won, and Enzo said Ragan looks like a "cracked out Andy Dick"

    "I'm back, bitches!" (Saturday)


    So said Rachel when she re-entered the habitat at 3pm today - or so they all reported, anyway.. naturally it was behind bubbles.. not surprisingly, she came in with a bang, screaming back & forth with Ragan.. he tried to bait her into using some homophobic accusations but she didn't bite.. she had already made a couple though

    Rachel also confronted Britney about her farewell.. Britney said she gave her a nice farewell, quoting several items, and said Diary must have over-edited for drama.. note Britney's aired farewell was recorded on Fight Night, and she is BB savvy (and a feedster) - farewells are edited OBVI from however long they record them to 2 seconds on CBS.. later, after I posted this item, Britney told Rachel she did talk about tequila and extensions but she was not mocking, she was just so angry after Brendon said her boyfriend was cheating on her, and that now she has to watch what she says in Diary.. she also said she'd recorded it on Tuesday but then self-corrected and said Wednesday.. there were lots of bubbles through this, unlike the earlier discussions about the farewell

    Back to our story, they realized Brendon had been gone a long time and went upstairs to find the Pandora's Box question mark in HOH.. it's all but confirmed that Brendon was given and jumped at the chance to swap places with her for 24 hours

    All this came along not long after Ragan won the veto comp.. it wasn't hosted by Britney as planned, but by someone in a robot costume who made jokey pokes & digs at them.. it sounds like they had to walk balance beams back & forth, solving puzzles to spell out V-E-T-O letters.. some spinning was involved - Kathy fell off

    Enzo took the first shift of shmoozing Rachel for a jury vote, followed by Matt, who discussed the Rummage Sale Incident a few times with her, and the others all filed in eventually - it was like Rachel was HOH and holding her meetings.. Enzo & Hayden continued their plans to go rogue from the Brigade, if needed, and to get rid of Matt if the opportunity presents itself.. that's been building for a few days, as reported here

    The sidebar tally racks up some more


    The next round was Ragan versus Rachel, and it was a doozy.. Ragan laid into her with everything he had, scoring direct hit after direct hit, and while his logic was faultless (with most of the same points he made from the hammock on Fight Night), he was also seething - the veins in his neck were bulging.. Rachel ran out of ammo early, coming back with stuff like "I love gay people and you suck at it" and worse.. Flashback to around 6:10pm to watch this one.. they made up later, OBVI

    Later still, Enzo got wind that his name was being tossed around by Brendon as a stabo suspect, which ticked him off no end since he'd sworn on his baby daughter to Brendon that he isn't.. this one made its way around the habitat at warp speed and resulted in - you guessed it - Rachel versus Britney, again.. Flashback to approx 11:55pm for this one.. oddly, there was no cam on Rachel, and it was a long fight

    Everyone's still awake and abuzz as of 2am, except Rachel.. as I write this, Enzo, Lane & Hayden are parannoying (© BB5/7 Diane) about Britney and about Matt (again).. Lane pointed out that the two of them are roomies now.. meanwhile Britney, Matt & Ragan are rehashing in their Have-nots room, with Kathy.. at this rate we might end up with the three Brigadiers versus the current Have-nots, and Brendon & Kathy will coast to finals

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    Daily Ratings - Revive-a-Juror edition


    Ratings are Saturday's, based on entertainment value - nothing happened on Sunday to warrant updating, and I am tired


    I do believe someone on the staff got hold of a copy of '1984' and found out what Big Brother means. This is the kind of twist that other countries use to WREAK HAVOC. Most of the HAVOC today was out here but we did get more than our usual daily allowance of fights and drama in the habitat. Never mind that hamsters in other countries aren't engaged in double-crossing alliances and life or death battles.. nobody ever claimed our version is fair for the hamsters and nobody ever can, since it isn't. Britney's farewell fiasco is just one more small example of this.




    HEAD OF HOUSEHOLD
    Absent.




    Won: $10
    She got her licks in a few times today, but her big scene was the fight with Rachel about Enzo. She can talk her way out of sticky situations better than anyone in there and you'll wear out your Flashback finger if you try to verify what she says from one minute to the next. Suffice to say she's damn good at covering her ass, even when if she does some of it at Diary's request.




    Won: 42" 3D TV
    You gotta like how he stirred up the Rachel/Britney fight and then sat back when they went at it, but you gotta love that he got it all rolling to protect the honor of his family. That's Enzo for you: equal parts insurance, real estate, family man and Meow Meow.




    Won: 24 18 hours solitary
    He won tonight's pool tournament and gave a fine speech when accepting the trophy salad bowl. His hair was a little different tonight and he looked like someone else.. maybe that Bieber hair crack by Zingbot hit its mark. Now that Rachel told him some interviewer said the two of them yell in Diary, let's see if he can knock it off.




    She went from telling everyone she was glad Rachel was gone, to being her best buddy and bonding over Rachel's cooey love stories in under 60 seconds: color me surprised. She stayed awake hours later than usual, but she was horizontal for most of it. She sat upright at 4am though, when she came alive to go on an anti-Britney tirade to Enzo.




    Won: $1,000
    NOMINATED
    He's got a brisk business in there with his amateur chiropractor services: now he's tending to Kathy and Matt's backs as well as Britney's. If the 'oil rig salesman' thing doesn't work out, he's got something to fall back on.




    Won: $1
    HOLDS DIAMOND VETO
    Once again, he was not the focal point of the day and was all but forgotten again, except for the increasing buzz about him from his boys. He might be starting to suspect they're whispering about him and wouldn't it be something if he did overhear them? Nobody would expect him to oust one of the boys with his sparkly, but it's a very long time til Thursday. Stranger things have happened, such as Rachel coming back.




    STABOTEUR 2.0
    Won & used: Veto ticket
    NOMINATED - HOLDS VETO
    His veto win was overshadowed by the doorbell but it sounds like he did a great job, winning a tricky comp when he had to. He'll regret losing his temper like he did soon enough, and even more when it hits CBS, but he did good today and told Rachel everything she had coming. Again. It's too bad she refuses to hear the truth about herself, but hamsters (and humans) are like that. And hey, at least he stopped crying for awhile.




    Won: $5,000
    24 20 HOUR REVIVAL
    Way too many fights in one day to earn ups: it's all too contrived for my liking. I've always said once they hit Julie's couch, they go off my radar, and she hit it two days ago. Elton John's lyricist Bernie Taupin might have written it for her:
    'I'm a bitch, I'm a bitch
    Oh the bitch is back
    Stone cold sober as a matter of fact
    I can bitch, I can bitch
    `Cause I'm better than you
    It's the way that I move
    The things that I do'





       
    Won: $100, 1 week wig & catsuit
    She was barely there the first couple weeks but she came alive and participated in some juicy spats and was the subject of Andrew's scorching exit speech. She was half a showmance with Hayden and wore a silly wig & catsuit for a week, yet for all this, she still was barely there. She spent most of her time horizontal with Kathy or Hayden, and would only talk with others one-on-one.





       
    He promised chaos and delivered on that, leaving them and us wondering what he was up to most of the time. He was a good early guess for the staboteur but he WREAKED more HAVOC just by being himself. He was early-to-bed & early-to-rise so I missed a lot of what he did, but he brought some Orthodox education, travel companion/fingerbang stories, and he made lots of threats to make good tv that didn't pan out until his final moments.





       
    Won: $10,000
    She promised princessy but failed to deliver, opting instead for poor-me tears, complaints about being fat, and a lot of moping around. But she wasn't all doom & gloom: she rode the slip 'n slide and made fun of her keep-warm sleeping layers, and she was Britney's #1 mean girl cohort. She tried out for ANTM and might have fared better there, as they wouldn't have flashed her boobies.





       
    13-DAY STABOTEUR
    She turned her nomination into the House of Annie and wheedled everyone for days, to no avail. She promised catfights with Britney and Rachel but nothing came of it, leaving her in the 'Who?' category for future BB trivia, even including her stabotage. She's lucky she went early: she might have cracked bad and the chops would get really brutal.




    Paolo Aviles
    30 - Unemployed real estate agent
    Somewhere

    Lucky #14 got away before the season began without any secrets exposed or embarrassing incidents to live forever on the web. Her dirty laundry will remain in the hamper, but boobies fans will be forever disappointed and wonder 'what if?'



     
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    LINES OF THE DAY

    Sunday
    Matt: That Braden/Kevin/Lydia fight seemed a lot more brutal on live feed blogs than they showed on tv

    Ragan about Brendon: Anyone who gets remotely close to him gets burned: Andrew, Annie, me

    Matt about BB: It's so fun to watch on tv and so awkward in real life

    Lane to Enzo & Hayden: Matt's more of a liability than Britney at this point

    From the show
    Lane about Brendon: I was amazed to see he has a family, he was not cloned

    Britney: I love Lane, he's my little.. big brother

    Lane: I wanted to go to a bar, find the hottest girl there, and fight her boyfriend

    Saturday
    Enzo thinking Andrew was in the costume: So that'll go on his IMDB, that he was Zingbot 3000 on Big Brother 12, Day 43?

    Ragan about Diary: I have some major production apologies to do.. this week in there, I've been so down.. Jerry came on, I got disciplined

    Ragan: The one good thing about crying all day is it makes you really tired

    Hayden: I was impressed, you flew through that thing
    Ragan: Going back & forth on the beams, I thought I was gonna faint - what a gay way to get out of this game

    Rachel: I'm back, bitches!

    Rachel: Do you have to be the biggest bitch because you're gay?
    Ragan: You're the biggest monster, you're more invested in making good television than in being a good person
    Rachel: You cant even keep a boyfriend
    Ragan: Okay, you can't even stay in the game of Big Brother

    Britney about farewell: They even told me make it nice, she is going to jury

    Ragan: Your boobs are a lie, your hair is a lie, your face is a lie, the only thing real about you are the pimples on your face
    Ragan: When America looks at Rachel Reilly, class is the first thing that comes to mind
    Ragan: Your game is over!
    Rachel: I love gay people and you suck at it

    Britney: You called me a whore!
    Lane: Since when is that bad?

    Rachel to Hayden: Apparently you & I yell at the DR camera.. [cut to bubbles]

    Enzo: Do I snap now, or do I talk to Brendon and snap on him?

    Enzo: Do you think she came back to start drama this week?

    Kathy about Rachel: She's on a mission, she's doing the job she was hired to do, it's part of her contract

    Hayden to Enzo: Don't go to bed without me




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    EXTRACURRICULAR TALLY

    Hamster revivals: 1 Rachel

    Pandora's Box events: 2

    Nominee speech scorchers: 1 Andrew

    Makeout/sex event pairings: 2
    Brendon & Rachel
    Hayden & Kristen

    House meetings: 2

    Major fights: 2
    Rachel vs Ragan (Round 2) 8/14
    Brendon vs Ragan & Britney 8/10

    Noteworthy fights: 7
    Rachel vs Britney 8/14
    Rachel vs Ragan (Round 1) 8/14
    Rachel vs Kathy 8/7
    Rachel vs Ragan 8/6
    Andrew vs everyone 7/29
    Rachel vs Kristen 7/29
    Andrew vs Kristen 7/28
    Rachel vs Annie 7/12

    Deaths: 4 fishies

    'The Soup' mentions: 4 of 6 shows
    -Intro & Britney's flaming homosexuals
    -Rachel the waitress chemist
    -Matt's wife's fake illness
    -Kristen's boyfriend & Richard Simmons
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    TMZ TV mentions: 1
    Rachel being Rachel + Harvey's bored

    'The View' mentions: 1
    -Matt's wife's fake illness

    Pap smear incidents: 1 Andrew & Annie

    Pre-season connections: 3
    Hayden & BB4/7 Erika
    Rachel & BB2/7 Boogie
    Matt & BB8 Joe

    Absentee hamsters: 1 Paolo




    BBQ SMACKDOWN SCORECARD

    Big Brother 12
    I'm hoping for some killer matches

    Big Brother 11
    Round 1: BBQ 0, Jeff 0
    Round 2: BBQ 0, Jeff ½
    Round 3: BBQ ½, Kevin 0, Michele 0
    Big Brother 10
    No title events
    Big Brother 9 Winter Edition
    Round 1: BBQ ½, Ryan 0
    Round 2, BBQ ½, Adam 0
    Round 3, BBQ ½, Ryan 0
    Big Brother 8
    Round 1: BBQ 1, Dick 0
    Round 2: BBQ ½, Zach 0
    Round 3: BBQ 0, Dick 1
    Big Brother 7 All-Stars
    BBQ training sabbatical
    Big Brother 6
    Round 1: BBQ 1, Ivette 0
    Round 2: BBQ 0, Howie 0
    Big Brother 5
    Round 1: BBQ 1, Cowboy 1, Drew 0
    Round 2: BBQ 1, Drew 0, Diane ½
    Round 3: BBQ 1, Cowboy 1, Nakomis 0, CBS 0




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