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McCrae is HOH
Elissa is MVP
Candice & Jessie are HOH noms
David is MVP nom
McCrae holds veto
Andy, Helen, Howard, Elissa, Judd are Have-nots


June 27: MVP nom, veto comp
June 30: CBS 8pm Have-not comp, noms, extended intros


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4, 3, 2, 1 (Friday, 6/28)

The backyard finally opened and Bikini Hour 2013 kicked off.. the photo booth also came into play: one or more of them would sit and pose while Big Brother counted down to the flash.. some had fun with it and did a few skits, others ridiculed it from afar.. I don't know what the snaps are for but I'd guess some scheme to get retweets or bring traffic to the CBS site - we'll find out

Some (false) stories spread that there were secret pairs (like they've spread out here) and paranoia ensued, like it does, leading to many whispery group meetings all over, and Jeremy confronting Aaryn about spreading the (false) stories when she wasn't supposed to.. Jeremy told some of the guys about "hooking up" with Kaitlin and she found out, but they were back to slurpydurp by night-time

Elissa had pretty much laid down to die yesterday but she came back guns blazing today, campaigning quietly in pairs and joining group chats.. the current plan is to keep her and boot David, maybe guided by Diary or maybe not.. most of them are expecting a unanimous vote but Nick & McCrae have a further secret plan to split the vote at the last minute in order to cause problems among the various sub-alliances.. Nick was excited and made it all secret squirrel, saying they need to go "radio silent" until the last minute and their code to meet will be to rub their eye

Yes, it's complicated and then some, and I'm pretty much lost pretty much of the time, and we're still very far from eviction night, but it's looking like Elissa might actually stick around - she's not so bad

The entire habitat was at a simmer but they didn't get booze again to make it pay off.. Day Amanda talked all day again but didn't turn into Night Amanda, so maybe there isn't a pattern there after all (but she still talked all night anyway).. she stuck to McCrae like glue again, and everyone's waiting to see if that's because he's McCrae or because he's HOH.. Spencer & Andy did a short but hilarious comedy show in the hammock, GinaMarie deep-throated a weenie, and Have-not Andy finally took a shower


Who's on first? (Thursday, 6/27)

I know I speak for many if not most of us when I say WHAT THE HELL'S GOING ON? But this happens every season: it takes awhile to sort out the dotted lines between them, who's crushing, who's hating, who's playing and who's being played - chances are good most of them aren't even sure yet who they're really siding with, but all will become clear in time

We do know that Elissa won the MVP vote, surprising absolutely nobody, and she told McCrae, who told Amanda.. she used her power to nominate David.. speculation is rampant as far as what happens with veto replacement but it's all speculation until The Powers That Be (or the hamsters via Diary) explain a little more about it.. my guess is the power is to name a third pre-veto nominee only: since Elissa doesn't have to tell anyone she is MVP, there's no built-in protection for her or anyone other than McCrae as HOH.. whether she can name a re-nom or not remains to be seen

By the way, the pic is from last night's fashion show ("no, it's a pageant") to commemorate the first double nip slip of the season.. it was a good time as group activities go but time will tell if that was a first night special or if they really are going to do fun stuff along with all the bitching, bickering, and backstabbing


Chumlord's on a roll

McCrae, aka Chumlord, won the veto in a messy spelling comp involving bees, honey and bubbles.. Howard and Elissa played along with three nominees, and GinaMarie hosted.. the amount of gaming going on at this early stage is mind-boggling, but it's how they play the game these days... we have an early alliance diagram to help untangle the mess - see Links of the Day below

Tidbits of the day include Elissa stressing about her edit, since she joked that Gisele Bündchen is her sister, and she brought out the bully word when confronting Jeremy about GiseleGate.. Aaryn spent an hour or so telling David he'd screwed up by talking to Elissa after she'd told him not to.. McCrae almost forgot to feed the fishies and they've already had casualties in the tank, so Julie was wrong about no floaters

Amanda kept a much lower profile than last night, and Judd is an early contender for the hamster most in need of a Daily Sighting cap, but he's got competition with Andy and a few others

Hold up, scratch that bit about a low profile for Amanda: she exploded again at night, reviving her flight attendant skit from last night, carousing with GinaMarie, screeching like a dolphin, and doing a "milk the cow" routine, among other bizarre behaviors.. maybe there are meds involved here? I don't know but she brings a very literal meaning to "different as night and day," or at least she has in our comparatively short time with her

Aaryn and Jessie had a bubble bath for BBAD (do they get a bonus for doing that?).. a crowd gathered and Jeremy joined them for a bit.. later Aaryn and David snuggled for awhile and whispered sweet nothing clichés, so I guess that honeymoon's back on - again, watch for patterns

As of 4.30am, the backyard still hasn't been opened - they'd like to get out, the smokers would like to smoke, and we'd like to see the new furniture.. in the greenlight, Jeremy & Kaitlin landed not once on my Extracurricular Tally but twice with a makeout that then went undercovers with a lot of heavy breathing and maneuvering.. afterward she said she felt bad about her dad, and he said "sorry, daddy"

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Ratings - Sorry Daddy edition

Ratings are Thursday's, based on entertainment value - sorry to rerun already

The quality of the feeds looks good and they load easy (for most, most of the time anyway), but they take up way too much screen space. I think we have a winning cast this time for the most part, and I'm ever grateful they didn't throw reruns at us again. They don't need footage for the air shows with so many of them and introductions still underway, but a booze delivery wouldn't hurt anyone. Ulterior motives like creating content for TV seems to be what brings libations to the pantry, but they should cut the hamsters and us some slack and do it just for fun more often. The fishies and trivia for today's MVP and picking players didn't run too long, and they got the veto comp done in two hours, so that was an improvement over the all day outages last year. The fishies still swim for hamster rule infractions and lesser offenses but again, without vets there telling them they can break the rules without consequences, the new kids might learn to toe the line for all our sakes.

She's already being compared to BB14 Danielle Murphree for haranguing David like she did today, but that's a bit of a reach. It was something though, and quite comical to watch her follow him from room to room and repeat the same loops over and over. Things like that will get old if they happen often, but for this debut show it was hilarious. Later they cuddled in bed in the greenlight like it never happened, but I don't think it'll be forgotten.

I don't know what's going on here, but something seems to be. I can't take much of her when she's doing her manic thing (whatever it's about), and when she's being 'normal' she still talks too much. She's interesting though, and we'll see where this goes. Speaking of BB14 Danielle, she spent an hour or more talking in bed with McCrae, telling him he looks like Jim Morrison, and scootching his way, while he kept scootching away.

We don't see much of him on the feeds but when we do, he seems like a fun and friendly guy. That's good enough for now, and I'm looking forward to getting to know him better in the weeks ahead.

She's another one I don't see often and I don't really know what to make of her yet.

You have to hand it to him for keeping his cool when Aaryn wouldn't. He tried to counter a few times but mostly he just let her keep going till she ran out of gas after an hour or more. When they finally hugged a truce, he said 'Can we kiss this out?' She didn't go for that, but it was a superb line considering what he'd just gone through. Later he got shot down cold when comparing sports with Nick, who said bluntly 'I don't know shit about surfing' - burn.

Most of the girls hate her and most all of them want her gone whether it's because she's Rachel's sister, because she tried to hide it, or because she's just an easy first scapegoat is hard to say. But the shun has been effective: she's been mostly quiet, sniffly and hiding out, and she seems ready to give up. I don't even really know what she's about yet, but she's the polar opposite of Rachel whenever she felt threatened by eviction.

From tampons in her nose to announcing she's not wearing undies to putting on loud bawdy skits for all of them, I'm stumped.

I rarely see her on feeds so far but she seems to know everything that's going on. I hope they let us spend some more time with her so she can explain it to us.

One-liners about roadkill cuisine, 'nuff said.

Won: Permanent Have-not pass
He got in a spat with Elissa and went on to launch the new season's Extracurricular Tally with Kaitlin, and it's only the second day of feeds.

I really don't know what she's about either, but she spent a huge amount of time sweeping a small area of the kitchen while jonesing for a cigarette, and for whatever reason it struck me funny. It was doubly funny because she had to sweep around Nick who just sat there, and who detests smoking. I know a lot of you are fans of the BBAD bubble baths and she delivered there as well.

We need more face time with this guy.

A BBAD bubble bath and a sex event of some sort, topped with an apology to her dad: she's the kind of girl who keeps herself occupied.

I wasn't expecting him to be a comp monster, especially this early, but he's 2 for 2. He had said he'd throw the veto and he downplayed his win a lot afterward, but it's what it is and he's definitely making his mark. He seems to be allied with pretty much everyone but it's hard to tell since they all suck up to the HOH until it's safe to stop. Amanda's all but stapled to him and I'm a little worried about that, but we'll see how things unfold.

Remember that crazed manic in-yer-face guy in the pre interviews? He's not in there. But ups for shooting down David so easily with such a smooth and effortless direct hit.

I don't recall seeing squirrels in the backyard before but if one should show up, he and Howard might cook it up for dinner.


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Thursday's premiere won the timeslot, barely, with 2.1 rating, 7 share, and 6.31 million viewers, ahead of MasterChef on FOX with 2.1/7/5.36, Dateline rerun on NBC with 1.2/4/5.48, and The Middle rerun on ABC with 0.8/3/3.61.
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HOHs: McCrae
MVPs: Elissa
Veto wins: McCrae

Big Brother UK kicked off June 13 with Emma Willis hosting. This year has twins playing as one, a mother/daughter playing separately, and an actor/mole who's only there to mess with the hamsters. Watch live (no downloads required!) or on YouTube.

Big Brother Africa is also underway - the official site has lots of video highlight clips.

Evel Dick Donato's Dick at Night show will return this summer on Vimeo, and he'll have special guests, former hamsters, plus a segment with @Clio_the_Leo!

BB12 Kristen Bitting will be on The Perfect Score dating show, premiering on the CW July 16.

Big Brother Canada has been renewed for a second season on Slice.

The Glass House will not be returning to ABC. It started a few weeks earlier than Big Brother last year, and I've wondered if the threat of a second season may have been why CBS moved up the BB15 premiere, but that's just an uninformed guess which is now moot anyway.

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BBQ Smackdown Scorecard

Big Brother 14
Round 1: BBQ ½, Dan 0

Big Brother 13
Round 1: BBQ ½, Adam ½, Rachel 0
Round 2: BBQ ½, Adam 0
Round 3: BBQ 1, Rachel 0

Big Brother 12
Round 1: BBQ ½, Brendon 0
Round 2: BBQ 2, Britney 0, Lane 0
Round 3: BBQ 1, Lane 0, CBS 0

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, CBS 0, Nakomis 0


Makeout pairings - 1
Jeremy & Kaitlin

Sex events - 1
Jeremy & Kaitlin 6/28 3.21am

CBS goofs - 5
- BB site shows two premiere times
- Jill? on feeds signup page
- Misspelled Judd's last name
- Feeds launch Y2K type midnight problem
- Peculiar trivia goof



Aaryn to David: I didn't come on here to make a softcore porn

Spencer re Elissa: We can weaponize her popularity and use it to our advantage

Amanda: I don't want to talk to people

Andy to Spencer: I was just excited Yukon Cornelius was gonna be on this season

McCrae re MVP vote: I hope dingo fuckin pushes for me

Spencer: I wish we had a fuckin pound of dope right there

McCrae: I'm going to shave my head and take a chum bath - my internet name is Chumlord, it's the only thing I really want

Elissa: So you probably don't have a Victoria's Secret sister
Jeremy: I wish, I might do incest

Candice: I don't think I have that bad of a southern accent.. do I, y'all?

David, when Aaryn finally finished: Can we kiss this out?

GinaMarie about Australia: Do they speak English?

Nick to David: I don't know shit about surfing, sorry

Howard: I could eat some roadkill right now, some raccoon or something
[Spencer & Howard compare roadkill notes]
Amanda: You've eaten squirrel?!!
Howard: It should stay outta the road

McCrae to Amanda: Do you ever listen to what I say? Because 90% of it is 'I don't know'

Kaitlin: I told myself I was NOT going to this - it's Day 7!
Kaitlin: I feel bad about my dad
Jeremy: Sorry, daddy


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