Big Brother 16 — A Reason To Vote!

by Lisa Marie Bowman on September 20, 2014

Hi y’all:

Well, if you really care about who wins America’s Favorite Player this year, I suggest that you get out there and vote as many times as you can because, about an hour ago, Ariana Grande went onto twitter and ordered all of her little tween fans to go vote for Frankie.  That’s right — a bunch of people who probably have never seen an episode of Big Brother are currently being encouraged to vote for America’s Favorite Player.

Joan Grande, Frankie’s mother, has also been on twitter asking people to vote for Frankie and getting pretty snippy about it too.  Her tweet read something like: “Yes, we will be tweeting support of Frankie, just like any other HG’s family would!  #NOTSORRY.”  Of course, the other HGs don’t come from wealthy families and actually need the money.

Normally, I really don’t care who wins America’s Favorite Player.  Ever since Frank Eudy won the title at the end of BB14, I’ve understood that America’s Favorite Player is basically another way of saying Grodner’s Favorite Player.  But, considering how Frankie was forced on us this season and the show that we love was pretty much pushed aside so CBS could promote the Grandes, I know that I would really love it if Frankie did not win America’s Favorite Player.

So, if you’re really concerned over who wins America’s Favorite, get out and vote and encourage any other Big Brother fans that you know to vote as well.  Because, otherwise, it’s going to be decided by a bunch of 12 and 13 year-olds who probably, five years from now, won’t even remember either Ariana or Frankie.

(Seriously, I was recently reading through my old diaries and I was shocked to discover how much I once loved the Backstreet Boys…)

Meanwhile, in the Big Brother house, they held the 2nd part of the HoH competition last night and — probably to the surprise of no one — Derrick beat Victoria.  That means that, not only has Derrick managed to make it all the way to the finale without once getting nominated, but Victoria has made it despite only winning on competition.

(And that win, to be honest, was largely due to Caleb.)

Anyway, the third part of the final HoH competition will be between Cody and Derrick and it’ll be interesting to see how that plays out.  I imagine if Derrick wins the final HoH, he wins the game.  If Cody wins the final HoH, it’ll depend on whether or not he’s smart enough to evict Derrick instead of Victoria.  

That’s it for now!

Don’t forget — if you really care about who wins America’s Favorite Player — vote!

Lisa Marie


Big Brother 16 — Yay! The Dog showed up!

by Lisa Marie Bowman on September 19, 2014

Hi y’all!

So, what did everyone think of the Big Brother flashback episode?  I just finished watching it and I have to admit that it really didn’t too much for me.  First off, this is probably the most boring final three in recent history.  There’s no one in the group that I can’t stand and there’s no one that I’m super enthusiastic about.  Watching the three of them sit around and pretend to have a conversation was … well, it wasn’t very exciting.

As for the flashbacks they showed, there was definitely a little too much Frankie for me.  I find it interesting that, in the two episodes since he was evicted, a lot of footage has still been devoted to Frankie.  Considering that there’s only one episode left and Frankie will definitely be a major part of that, it’s hard not to feel that this entire season was pretty much set up to the Frankie Grande Show.

However, on a good note — we got to see the DOG!  And what a cute little dog he was!  I especially loved seeing him in the diary room.  The dog was undoubtedly the most likable houseguest of the season…

Anyway, as I sit here typing this, there are apparently holding the second part of the HoH competition,  It’s Derrick vs. Victoria and the winner will then face Cody!

What if Victoria wins part two?  A part of me hopes that she does, just because I know everyone would be so shocked and it would be nice for at least one unexpected thing to happen this season.

Anyway, with this season rapidly coming to a close, I went ahead and set up a new poll over on the right side of the page.  Who do you want to win Big Brother?  Derrick, Cody, or Victoria?  Vote in the comments or vote over on the right side!

Myself, believe it or not, I voted for Victoria!  Why?  Because it would be so unexpected.  Expect the unexpected!  Isn’t that what Julie Chen keeps insisting we need to do?  And if this is truly the most twisted summer in Big Brother history, then that means that Victoria should win.

If nothing else, a Victoria victory would upset the Grandes and that’s always a good thing.

Lisa Marie

P.S. Remember — you can’t spell Victori without Victoria!


Big Brother 16 — Preview of Friday’s Show

by Lisa Marie Bowman on September 18, 2014

Hi y’all!

Well, good news on the personal front!  My laptop appears to be working a lot better!  Yay!

If you’re wondering why I’m going on about my laptop, it’s because there’s not a lot of new stuff to say about what’s going on in the Big Brother house.  Cody won the first part of the HoH competition.  We’re still waiting on the second part of the competition, which will be between Derrick and Victoria. 

The first part of the HoH competition was endurance.  The three HGs had to hang onto a hanger while the usual rainstorm was released over their heads.  Victoria was the first to fall and then Derrick and Cody talked things over and Derrick decided to “let” Cody win.  Normally, I would say that it’s insane to throw any part of the final HoH competition but Derrick has every reason to believe that he can beat Victoria in the second part.

Just in case you didn’t know, Big Brother is on Friday this week!  Apparently, it’s going to be the “memory show.”  This is the annual episode where the final three sit around the kitchen table and share some of their favorite, previously unaired memories.  These shows are usually kinda awkward, if just because they’re so obviously scripted.  The fact that Derrick, Cody, and Victoria are the least interesting Final Three in recent history probably won’t help.

However, we will still get to see some new footage!  And, for those of you who have been wondering when they’re going to show the dog, I bet they’ll show it tomorrow!

‘Til then,

Lisa Marie


Big Brother 16 — Here’s Your Top Three!

by Lisa Marie Bowman on September 17, 2014

Hi everyone!

Well, before I get to the top three (which most of you probably know about already), I wanted to give everyone a quick heads up.  As you may have read in the previous post’s comments, I am currently having laptop issues.  Last night and earlier today, my laptop kept freezing up and crashing on me.  It seems to be working okay this evening but who knows how long it will last.  That’s the frustrating thing with laptops, no?

As far as updating this site is concerned, it’s not a huge deal.  I can always use my boyfriend’s laptop or I can borrow my sister’s.  Things should be okay but I did want to give y’all heads up because, as a result, I might be a little bit later than usual when it comes to getting comments out of moderation and/or replying to e-mails and comments.

Anyway, on to the important stuff: 

So, two takeaways from tonight’s episode.

First off, Caleb handled being evicted with a lot of class.  I’ve said a lot of negative things about him but he handled things well.  Especially when compared to Frankie, Caleb was a complete gentleman.  I also appreciated the fact that, when Julie asked him if he regretted putting up Frankie, Caleb said, “No.”  Caleb called Frankie out, which is something that very few people have been willing to do during the live shows.  

One interesting thing is this: Caleb never once called himself Beast Mode while talking to Julie.  In fact, Caleb came across as being pretty intelligent and well-spoken.  It’s pretty much an open secret that the HGs are coached to be as outspoken and over-the-top as possible in the Diary Room.  You have to wonder how much of Caleb’s whole “Beast Mode” attitude was really his and how much of it was the result of what he was told to say in the Diary Room.

Because, seriously, the Caleb that we saw talking to Julie was nothing like the Caleb that we were shown inside the Diary Room.

Secondly, I have to admit that I was not happy to see that — despite having been voted out — the first 15 minutes of the episode were still devoted to Frankie.  So, we got to see how Frankie reacted to learning he was going to evicted and Frankie, not surprisingly, proved himself to be the exact opposite of Caleb.

“If you vote me out, my million followers will come after you.”

Uhmmm, Frankie: I’ve visited you twitter account.  You don’t have a million followers.  Right now, Zack has more followers than you do.

Frankie then went on to say that he will picking the winner, apparently because he is so beloved by the jury that they’ll do whatever he says.  What’s sad about that, along with the level of Frankie’s arrogant self-delusion, is that both the jury and Frankie seem to have already decided that they’re voting for Derrick.  So, when Derrick wins, Frankie will probably take all the credit but really, Derrick pretty much won this game on his own.

If Derrick wins, I should say.

We are down to the final three.  The final HoH competition is always a three-parter.  Cody has won the first part so the second part will be between Derrick and Victoria and then the second winner will face Cody.  

So, let’s say that Cody wins the third part and is the final HoH?  Would he take Derrick with him to the final two or would he take Victoria?  It seems obvious that Derrick would take Victoria and I think Victoria would take Derrick because she doesn’t really seem smart enough to realize that she’d have a better chance of beating Cody than Derrick.

But is Cody smart enough to realize that Derrick is unbeatable?  Cody, I think, is smarter than he’s often given credit for being but I don’t know.  I think Derrick has fooled both Victoria and Cody to such an extent that he may have guaranteed himself a spot in the final two, regardless of who wins the final HoH.

We’ll see!

Lisa Marie




Big Brother 16 — Are We Happy?

by Lisa Marie Bowman on September 16, 2014

Hi y’all!

Are we happy?

I have to admit that I’m pretty happy.  Even though I already knew that Frankie was going to be evicted and Derrick was going to win HoH, I was pretty happy.  Even though I knew that the crowd of CBS employees and friends would never boo Frankie, I was still happy to see him leave.  Why?  Because Frankie is arrogant and entitled that it doesn’t matter that nobody booed him.  What matters is that he got voted out and, regardless of how happy he acted with Julie, you could tell that he couldn’t believe that he wasn’t actually going to win.

Sorry, Frankie — just because you have a famous sister doesn’t mean that you just get to win by default.

I was less happy with the way the show handled Frankie’s exit.  After a season of telling every other houseguest that they always had to either hurry or “keep it brief,” Julie basically surrendered control of the show over to Frankie.  He was allowed to make a long pre-vote speech.  He was allowed to linger in the house.  And, once he came out, Julie talked to him forever.  She didn’t ask him any tough questions.  She didn’t ask him if his arrogance could at all be too blame for his eviction.  She broke one of the rules of Big Brother by telling Frankie that Ariana was having a good summer.  She even hinted that he’d be an important part of the finale.

In short, we got about 40 minutes of the Frankie Grande Show and 20 minutes of Big Brother.

Julie spent so much time with Frankie that, when it came time to the HoH competition — one of the most important competitions of the year, she had little choice but to start snapping at the remaining Houseguests.  “I need a decision now!” she snapped more than once.

It was not Big Brother’s best night.

BUT — onto happier news.  Derrick won Hoh!  Now, technically, it really doesn’t matter because, regardless of whether Derrick or Cody won the HoH comp, it’s pretty obvious that Caleb and Victoria are going to be the nominees.  But, by winning HoH, Derrik both guaranteed him a spot on the HoH and also managed to make it through an entire season of Big Brother without once being put on the block.

So, who do you think Derrick nominated?  I’ve heard rumors but I can’t say for sure and, since there’s going to be a veto competition tomorrow, that means that either Caleb, Victoria, or Cody could go be evicted tomorrow night.  

So, you know what that means!  It’s time to reopen the Diary Room!

Who, out of those three, would you vote to evict?

Would you vote to evict…

CALEB, a.k.a. Best Mode Jackass


CODY, a.k.a. Christine’s pillow


VICTORIA, a.k.a. Victoria!

Cast your votes either  in the comments or over on the right side of the page.  Myself, I vote to evict Caleb!

Finally, one last note:

214 votes were cast the last time we opened up the Diary Room.  10 people voted to evict Victoria.  204 people — 95% of everyone who cast a vote — voted to evict Frankie!  Myself, I’m just happy that Frankie left before Victoria.  His comment of “Win something,” just went to prove that Frankie has no class.  Victoria may not win challenges but she’s closer to getting into the final two than Frankie will ever be.

That said, I hope Derrick wins.


Lisa Marie


Big Brother 16 — How Early Can We Open Up The Diary Room?

by Lisa Marie Bowman on September 14, 2014

Hi y’all!

So, normally, I try to open up the diary room on the night before the vote but it just occurred to me that this week, the first vote will be held on Tuesday.  And Monday is always my busiest day.  There are some Monday night when I don’t even get home until Tuesday morning.

So, guess what?

I’m going to go ahead and open up the diary room now and basically hand the keys of the site over to y’all.  

Now, before I officially open the diary room, let me just make sure that everyone is caught up.  They held the veto meeting earlier today and Cody did NOT use the veto.  So, Frankie and Victoria are still the nominees and Frankie is still the target.  However, Frankie is starting to catch on that he might not be as safe as he was originally assuming and he has basically been talking to Caleb and trying to turn him against Derrick.  

Which is kinda stupid because Caleb doesn’t have a vote.  If Frankie were smart, he’d be devoting more time to trying to turn Cody against Derrick.  If he could get Cody to vote for him then it would be a tie and Caleb would have to break it.  Watching Frankie, it’s kinda obvious that he got so used to being in charge of the house that he doesn’t really know how to save himself.  He’s never had to actually fight for his survival before.

Okay, so let’s open up the diary room!  Who do you vote to send to the jury house?

Do you vote for

FRANKIE, who is rumored to have a famous sister


VICTORIA, who just has a sister?

Cast your votes over on the right side of the page or in the comments below!  And then, be sure to watch on Tuesday to discover who will be the next houseguest to leave!  And then on Wednesday, one other HG will be evicted.

As for me, I vote for …


Are you surprised?


Lisa Marie


Big Brother 16 — No News Is Good News

by Lisa Marie Bowman on September 13, 2014

Hi, everyone!

Well, if you’re not a fan of Frankie’s, the good news today is that there is no news.  All this season, we’ve been complaining about how, after the veto ceremony, everyone would just stop playing and strategizing until it was time to vote and then they would all vote for the same person.

That odd passivity really worked out pretty well for Derrick and Frankie for most of this game.

But, this week, that passivity is Frankie’s downfall.  He did not win the veto, Derrick and Cody have already decided that they want to evict him, and that’s that.  Frankie has not made a deal with anyone.  Cody has not had a change of heart.  Derrick has not been overthinking the situation.  Even Victoria is playing it smart by keeping her mouth shut and not doing or saying anything that could make her into the target.

What’s really strange is that Frankie still doesn’t seem to understand that he’s the target.  Oh, don’t get me wrong.  He’s worried.  Anyone on the block at this point in the game would be worried.  And he’s still really mad that Caleb nominated him.  He’s been going on and on about it ever since the nominations were announced.  He’s even declared that he’s not going to call Caleb “Beast Mode” anytime.

But Frankie still seems to think that Victoria is going to be heading to the jury house on Tuesday.

Unfortunately, Derrick, Cody, and Caleb have been saying that they’re going to sit Frankie down before the show and tell him the truth.  So, Frankie will not be truly blindsided.  And, since Frankie is going to be evicted on Tuesday, we will not get to see it live.  And the audience will probably be made up of CBS employees so, sadly, we won’t get to hear him booed when he steps out the door.

(And no, Julie will not ask him about his rape comments.)

I imagine Ariana will probably be in the audience.  She’s the only reason that Frankie got into the house in the first place so I’m sure CBS won’t pass up another chance to try to promote her.  

Speaking of Ariana, after Frankie lost the veto, she and her family got pretty quiet on twitter.  No new hashtags from the Grandes.

But anyway, for now — no news is good news!

Lisa Marie

P.S. As for who is going to go home on Wednesday’s show — it’ll probably be Caleb.  Though he doesn’t realize it, he’s in a bad position because he can’t play for HoH.  While Caleb’s been enjoying the HoH bedroom, Cody, Derrick, and Victoria have become a pretty tight group of three.

P.P.S. I think it’s pretty clear right now that Derrick is on track to win this entire game.  If he’s in the final two with either Cody or Victoria, he’ll win and I’m not sure that either Cody or Victoria is smart enough to realize this.


Big Brother 16 — DOUBLE BOOYAH!

by Lisa Marie Bowman on September 12, 2014

Hi, everyone!

Quick post tonight because it’s Friday and I’m about to head out the door but I wanted to let you guys know the news that we’ve all been waiting for!

They played for the POV today.


Cody won!  

Though it certainly wasn’t what the Big Brother producers were intending, the reset button has basically destroyed Frankie’s game.  In fact, the entire game has probably really hurt Frankie’s career.  Ariana was trying get #FrankieWinPOV to trend on twitter earlier tonight but instead, all of the true Big Brother fans responded with #AnyoneButFrankie.  #AnyoneButFrankie has been trending worldwide for a few hours now!

So now, the plan does seem to be to vote out Frankie.  The Big Brother producers tried to throw Frankie a lifeline by telling Frankie and Derrick that, if they took each other to the final two, the winner would get extra money.  But apparently, Derrick doesn’t care enough about that extra money to risk going to the final two with Frankie.

And you better believe that Derrick will do his best to keep Cody from using that veto.  Because if Cody does, Derrick is literally the only HG left who can be put up.

So, as of right now, it looks like Frankie is going to be sent to the jury house on Tuesday and that Derrick could very well get through the entire film without being nominated even once!

Okay, that’s my good news of the night!

(Unless you’re a Frankie fan, I guess…)


Lisa Marie



Big Brother 16 — BOOYAH!

by Lisa Marie Bowman on September 11, 2014

Hi everyone!

Well, today, I am quoting one of my favorite former houseguests, Jessica from Big Brother 8!  Booyah!

First off, the jurors reentered the house and apparently trashed the place!  Good for them!  If nothing else, that means that we’ll get to see them on Sunday’s show and that’s a good thing because, as we all know, all of the interesting and fun people are in the jury house now.  Booyah!

Apparently, the trashing was part of a luxury competition.  Why are they having a luxury competition this late in the game?  I have no idea.  Maybe they ran out of things to do or maybe the producers realized that we — as viewers — need something to distract us from how much much we hate the final five.  But anyway, they had a competition and Victoria won it — which makes two competitions in a row that Frankie has lost.  Booyah!

Add to that, the most ridiculed person in the house won something!  Booyah!  Seriously, I know Victoria isn’t a great player or even a good player but I do get tired of the show focusing on making fun of her as opposed to letting us see the real Frankie.  So Booyah for Victoria actually winning something.

And finally, Caleb announced his nominations today.  Now, you remember how I predicted that there was no way that Caleb would nominate Frankie.  Well, it turns out I was wrong.  Frankie tried to talk Caleb into nominating Derrick and Victoria but instead, Caleb listened to Derrick and nominated Frankie and Victoria.  Booyah!

Now, before we get too excited, there’s still a veto ceremony to get through.  The good thing about the reset button is that it led to Frankie getting nominated.  The bad thing about the reset button is that it’s going to allow Frankie to compete in the same veto competition that he won last week.

So, no Booyah to that.

But, as of right now, it really does appear that Frankie has to win that veto or else he is going to be sent out of the house on Tuesday night.  And even if Frankie does win the veto, that doesn’t necessarily mean that Victoria is going to be voted out.  It seems that all of the boys have realized that Victoria would be the easiest person to beat in the final two.  

Which leads to some fun speculation.  Such as, let’s say that Frankie wins the veto and then convinces Caleb to nominate Derrick and then Derrick is sent to the jury house.  Well, all of the members of the jury respect Derrick, even if they don’t like him.  They would have voted for him in a final two situation.

But, if it was Caleb, Cody, or Frankie sitting next to Victoria, I could see the jury getting a lot more bitter.  What if they all voted for Victoria just out of spite?  It’s a long shot but then again, that’s pretty much how Ian beat Dan at the end of Big Brother 14.

But anyway, for now, I’m just happy that Frankie is panicking.


Lisa Marie



Big Brother 16 — RESET THIS!

by Lisa Marie Bowman on September 10, 2014

Hi y’all!

Well, what did everyone think of the reset show?  I usually try not to curse too much on twitter, just because I have a lot of followers who follow me for a lot of different reasons and some people are more sensitive to language than others.  And I’m always aware that, along with representing myself on twitter, I’m also often representing the various sites that I write for so I always try to be a little bit careful with what I write.  In general, I don’t talk about religion or politics and I usually do not curse.  But, oh my God, tonight’s show really tested my resolve…


First off, the entire show was massively dragged out.  I mean, don’t get me wrong.  I was happy to see inside of the jury house and I got a big kick out of seeing how the other jurors reacted when they saw Christine.  And I was impressed with the way that Victoria totally fooled Frankie with her fake tears.  (I agree with some of you — if Victoria was just a little bit more mature and a little less insecure and a little less despised by the people who put edit together each episode of Big Brother, she’d probably be a much stronger player.  She can be clever when she has to but, far too often, she chooses to instead just float through the game.)  As always, I was happy to see Dan Gheesling return to the Big Brother set and I agreed with almost everything he said.

But that reset button…

Okay, I don’t want to spend too much time (or expend too much anger) on this twist but seriously, I have so many issues with the way that they handled the reset button.

First off, you could tell that Derrick was not happy to learn that he would not be eligible to play for HoH but Frankie would.  And I totally think that Derrick had every right to be angry.

Secondly, I distinctly remember — and I know that some of you have already pointed this out in the comments under the previous post — Julie saying that, on tonight’s show, the entire week would be replayed in an hour.  In other words, it would be just like a double eviction episode with the HGs competing for HoH, nominating being made, the veto comp, the veto ceremony, the eviction, and then another HoH ceremony.  So, once again, it would appear that the Big Brother producers changed the rules after having already set them.

Third, the HGs are repeating the exact same HoH and veto competitions?  Really?  HOW DOES THAT MAKE ANY SENSE!?

Anyway, the good thing is that Frankie did not win HoH again.  The bad thing is that Caleb did win HoH and he seems to be pretty reluctant about nominating Frankie for eviction.  So, it wouldn’t surprise me if he simply renominates Cody and Victoria.  And then we’ll have to go through the exact same veto comp all over again and … 

Well, let’s just say that I wish the reset button had shown up a few weeks ago when it could have actually made a difference.

Oh well!

Here’s how the week is scheduled (for now):

The jurors are apparently going to visit the house at some point and I guess we’ll get to see that on Sunday.  Maybe the show’s producers have figured out that all of the interesting HGs are now in the jury house.

On Tuesday, someone will be evicted.

On Wednesday, someone else will be evicted — giving us our final three.

And we’ll see what happens!  If I had to make a guess, I’d say we’re going to see a final two of Derrick and Frankie.  And, judging from what we heard at the jury house, it looks like Derrick is the clear favorite to win.

Lisa Marie

P.S. As was mentioned by a few of you in the comments under the previous post, today is BBBlogger’s birthday!  BBBlogger owns the site and, for the past two years, I’ve been blessed and lucky enough to get write for it.  Happy birthday, Bill!  

P.P.S. And, to everyone who wished me a happy birthday — thank you!  My birthday is another two months from now but I always enjoy early birthday greetings! :)