April 17, 2008 - Day 70 (or 71)
>> Ryan is Head of Household - Sharon & Sheila are nominated <<
Adam plans a party|
They had a luxury comp: Ryan & Sharon won two nights in a hotel to attend the May 1 premiere of What Happens in Vegas with Ashton Kutcher & Cameron Diaz, plus a Beverly Hills shopping spree and spa day to get outfitted for the red carpet.. they also get to watch the movie tonight
Adam & Sheila will get chained together for 24 hours
After the comp, Sharon was flabbergasted at having won, but seemed as thrilled that she wasn't about to be nominated - which contradicts what Ryan's been telling Adam - we'll find out soon enough.. naturally Sheila wasn't pleased with any of this, but she perked up a bit after Adam & Ryan set up party plans in the hotel after the premiere that included her.. Adam's party planning also includes cocaine
Sharon didn't seem totally on board about the party plans.. she said "We'll see"
They got the little table, a huge milestone in most seasons, but none of them made much of a big deal about it
Everyone in this group has been living in finals for the past week or more: they all seem to think final four is just a stepping stone to the end, which it is, but last night they didn't even celebrate making it to this crucial point
Ryan nominated Sharon & Sheila, and Sheila & Adam were tied together around 5.30pm.. they did a trial run to test bathroom logistics and joked about the situation, but the novelty wore off pretty fast
Unchained in 3 hours
Ryan & Sharon went off to the first sitting of their movie, and Sheila resumed ranting at Adam.. he'd promised Ryan that if he wins the veto, he'll evict Sheila.. naturally Sheila doesn't know that, and Adam has promised her the opposite, yet she ranted on
You'd think Sheila had a captive audience for her latest tirade with Adam being chained to her, but they're already not wearing their cuffs.. bah
After awhile Diary rescued Adam and us by calling her in, and Adam collapsed.. earlier they were all discussing the game history and the Yeast Wars - all per Sheila's point of view, of course.. both she & Ryan got in a couple zingers, including Ryan calling her the "campaign queen".. Adam had a moment of extra-googly eyes (even for him), and Ryan had a moment of extra-low pants (even for him)
Sheila, to Ryan/Sharon: You two woulda been fine chained together: nothing to do, just lay around
Ryan, to Sheila: You have a hard time admitting you're wrong, don't you, Sheila?
The cuffs stayed off for two hours, after which they made a big show of coming out of Diary wearing them (again), another big show about using the bathroom (again), and a new big show about going to bed.. they skipped the big show about changing clothes: Sheila just took unhooked herself for that, and they unhooked again for her to go back to Diary.. basically, they aren't even trying this time
The pretense helped along the storyline though, along with the "pre-existing relationship still in the house" crap, as Sharon got all excited again, shaking her fist as she explained to Ryan how Adam & Sheila's feud must be phony since it's so over-acted.. it only took her 70+ days to figure that out
Sheila continued to rant at Adam in the greenlight for a few hours, talking herself up and everyone else down.. in other words, nothing unusual
Big picture-wise, this final four includes one original pair of "soulmates" who also happen to be the two oldest of the otherwise mostly adolescent cast; plus two hamsters who were already evicted once, and were each part of the other "twist" this season, so at least we can look forward to a jury that's more bitter than usual - and that's saying something.. and conspiracy theorists have something to play with too
Adam tells Ryan how to work his prize is posted in the forum, linked top & bottom of every page
Daily ratings - Just shoot me edition
Ratings are based on entertainment value, and it's all gone
Wednesday's show had a logical, linear storyline for a change - for those just watching CBS anyway. For the rest of us, it was highly over-simplified and way too easy if you ask me. Natalie wasn't the only one double-dealing in there but she came across looking like scum, while Sheila was portrayed as a little bitter & vindictive but as if she had every right to be. Once again, none of Sheila's vicious, vile trashtalk hit the airwaves for some peculiar reason.. well, we know what the reason is but we can't fight it. If there had been any doubt as to the voting, Julie's questions gave more anti-Natalie ammo to seal her fate, and it was just too sad to see the one hamster who was almost always cheerful in there have to go out in tears because of the cowards who remained inside, but that's how it goes. I'm all for the trick BEEBIES question, as it smacked of what Big Brother should be about all the time: messing with their pointy little heads. I can't say it enough: I'd rather have three months of that stuff than three months of relatively nice, normal people turn into flesh-eating monsters. By the way, dear producers, don't think I missed you calling the BEEBIES cage a 'habitat' nor Julie saying everyone was 'neutral'.. I'm on to you guys.
Paired with Sheila
His plans to hijack Ryan & Sharon's hotel room were fun, and Ryan was all for it too.. who cares about Sharon? Adam's lack of discretion in announcing to the two dozen feedsters still watching that he'd be showing up with cocaine might explain his former drug busts, but that's how he rolls. He's still the only entertainment possibility left in there, and I have a feeling CBS wants him gone. If he does go before finals, they'll have even less interest and fewer viewers than they did when BB4, 6 and 7 wound down.
Won: $10,000, movie premiere,
Beverly Hills shopping spree
Jen's boyfriend / Paired with Allison
HEAD OF HOUSEHOLD
Yep, uh-huh, okay, yep.
Won: Movie premiere, Beverly Hills shopping spree
Won & wasted: One slop pass
Paired with Jacob (her ex) Joshuah
Ten weeks in, and she finally banged the rocks together and decided the Adam & Sheila feud was over-acted and therefore phony.. well, when the brainiacs in the habitat can't figure out obvious stuff like that or that maybe the BEEBIES knew each other before the cameras rolled, Diary needs to help them along a bit so they can get some raw material to edit into the bite-size pieces they feed us. I was fortunate in avoiding Jacob stories today, but she tricked me by suddenly launching into her 'We always went to McDonald's every Sunday after church' loop yet again. Riveting stuff, absolutely riveting.
Paired with Adam
Saint Sheila over-acted her non-existent heart out all day, then told bedtime stories to Adam about Saint Allison, Saint James, and Evil Natalie until he turned into Ryan, giving only occasional grunts for responses. She's already made Natalie responsible for the Yeast Wars and Adam responsible for Natalie's eviction, so it's all good in Saint Sheila's world.
Paired with Matt
Party girl deluxe who did things no hamster ever has or probably ever will again. She stripped, suds'd, slurped and grinded her way into many feedsters' hearts (and a few other places), all the while being cheery, fun, and unbelievably candid. Later she toned it down and talked & preached too much, but she's easily the Star of the Season and Most Photogenic. She'll also be remembered for kooky kneesocks, nail polish paintings, and homemade dairy products.
Revived a minute after his first eviction
Paired with Chelsia
Offline scandals kept popping up but CBS kept hyping him - damage control maybe. He pushed Chelsia til she did what she promised Daddy she wouldn't, but most of that was blocked. He cried when nobody liked him, he slept a lot, got nekkid a lot, masturbated a lot, and topped Cowboy's hat trick with his tuck. Like another James before him, he played all sides too soon and too eagerly, and it came back to bite him. Click for his adult material.
Paired with Neil Sharon
He put on costumes and breakfast shows, and did hot tub monologues, praying & sobbing aloud. He exploded viciously on Amanda & Allison, and about Sheila & Natalie (usually focused on genitalia), but he left the guys alone except James, who he c-blocked & puppy-dogged. He had lots of schemes to save himself but used them up early, and his huge drama potential fell short when we needed it most. He had the only Diary restraining order I know of: 5 feet away from Allison.
Won: $21,000 Vegas trip
Paired with James
Sometimes a spitfire who gave us good fights & fireworks but she laid around with James way too much, which was her undoing and ours. She'll be remembered for feedmasters' attempts to protect her, strip/lap dance/makeout night, having sex, raunchy stories, a colorful vocabulary, getting smashed, smashing everyone's Easter eggs, and for going out with the nasty speeches they all threaten but rarely follow through with.
Paired with Natalie
America's Playa came on strong, prepared to showmance his way through all the girls and into the money. That didn't work out but he was fun to have around and he usually kept things light amid the chaos. He brought BJs to the feeds and made Bibles fun in there. Despite the fact that he's a pig, he has some good qualities too and he kinda grows on you.
Paired with Ryan
She called it manipulation - I call it emotional blackmail with a lot of 'poor me' thrown in. One of the most delusional hamsters ever (and that's saying something), she's the poster girl for Can Dish It Out But Can't Take It. She did give us some confrontation doozies and fireworks deluxe but trust her, like one million percent, she does not care.
Revive-a-Hamster winner & loser
Paired with Amanda
He started out looking like he was on board with Matt's showmance plan and CBS picked up that angle, but then we got to know a bright, charismatic, and goofy guy who had everything going for him in there except his partner. His diplomacy was remarkable and he might have gone the distance, but he went out as another casualty of 'Til Death Do You Part'.
Paired with Alex
She began with hysterics & drama and was at the center of the biggest BB fight ever, but she went out with more of a whimper than a bang. Her moods dropped as fast as her blood sugar but to her credit, she rebounded just as fast. She & Allison had dual 911 events, but Amanda's collapse brought unexpected (and uniformed) guests into the habitat and onto the air.
Ryan's girlfriend / Paired with Parker
She & Ryan could have gone far if she hadn't opened her mouth in the first days. She made loads of enemies in a short time and took Parker down with her. She'll be remembered for super-quickie sex in the bathroom and a rash on her backside.. hmm, coincidence?
Paired with Jen
He was good watching at first til he gave up and went on strike. He bounced back a bit at the end but his doom came early when partner Jen couldn't keep her trap shut about her & Ryan. She had to go, and he was just the innocent bystander casualty. 'I'm sick of people's dumbass assinine ass comments' might be Line of the Season.
Paired with Joshuah
He left suddenly and mysteriously but wrote on his MySpace that he didn't leave for health reasons, and that he won't be back. He seems like a good guy and I wish him well.. he's probably lucky he got out when he did, unscathed.
Paired with Sharon (his ex)
Gone before the feeds kicked in: he didn't even make an appearance. All that potential for rehashing their breakup and/or a jealous rage up in smoke. To make it worse, he & Sharon didn't even get an exit interview in Julie's boudoir - how rude!
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Ryan is Head of Household
Sharon & Sheila are nominated
Veto comp on Friday
My best guess:
Sunday, April 20 at 8pm: movie comp, nominations, assorted dramas & filler
Tuesday, April 22 at 9pm: final veto comp, eviction, and the start of the Final 3 HOH comp - probably endurance
Wednesday, April 23 at 8pm: HOH comp Part 2 (taped earlier in the day?), and Part 3 Q&A live, with final eviction
Sunday, April 27 at 8pm: Finale will include jury questioning, evictees & jury check-ins, and voting for & announcing the winner
Wednesday's eviction show remained in fourth place with a 4.1 rating and 7 share, behind Democrat political debates on ABC with 7.3/12, 'Deal or No Deal' on NBC with 6.0/10, and 'Til Death' (3.9/7) and 'Back to You' (4.5/7) on Fox.
Adam & Sheila are chained together til approx. 5pm Friday
There are just four shows left
As HOH of the Final 4, Ryan can also participate in the following HOH comp.
That Final 3 HOH comp is in three parts. The first is an intense endurance. The two who don't win that compete in Part 2. The winners of Part 1 and Part 2 then compete in Part 3 for the HOH title. Whoever wins it just evicts someone (no noms or votes), therefore choosing who they'll go up against for the jury vote to decide the winner.
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BBQ SMACKDOWN SCORECARD
Round 1, The Teaser: BBQ ½, Ryan 0
Round 2, The Stinger: BBQ 1, Adam 0
Round 3, The Singe: BBQ ½, Ryan 0
Sex: 7x (3 Jen/Ryan; 4 James/Chelsia)
Oral: 4x (all Natalie/Matt)
Sex tallies are minumums, based on overwhelming circumstantial evidence
Self-servicers: 3 (James, Adam, Matt)
Makeout session pairings: 4
Nekkid makeout pool orgy: 1
Nekkid party favor: 3
(Natalie, James, Chelsia)
Nekkid party trick: 2 (James, Natalie)
Ambulance rides: 2 (Amanda, Allison)
Rodent bites: 1 (Ryan)
OB Incidents: 1 (Ryan/Adam)
Returned evictees: 3
(Sharon, Ryan, James)
Revive-a-Hamster vote hoaxes: 1
'Best Week Ever' mentions: 2 (Adam)
'The Soup' mentions: 1 (Alex/Amanda)
Major fights: too many to count
Chelsia abortion/baby mentions after Diary said one more and she's out: 2
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