Sunday, July 31, 2011

Bachelorette: Men Tell All

Wow...what an intense night!  Between the Bachelor Pad sneak peak and what went on during the Men Tell All we have a lot to talk about!  Here we go!

Thoughts on Bachelor Pad sneak peak:
  • Holly & Blake or Michelle & Blake???  Is Blake really not the good guy he seems to be?
  • Michelle Money and Graham
  • Ames & Jackie/Jake & Jackie??
  • Vienna is still showing her true colors....big surprise
  • Vienna tries to turn the whole house against Jake before he even gets there...another big surprise (NOT)
  • Vienna is clearly more interested in the money then her so-called relationship with Kasey
Men Tell All
  • Everybody began attacking William right away
  • West compares Ryan P. to a puppy
  • William couldn't watch beyond episode 1
  • William seems to have really learned from his mistakes
  • Ryan P. reveals he bought 3 books of questions before coming on the show that he read cover to cover and made notes on to focus his discussions with Ashley
  • Ames said this experience has made him a better person and he just wants Ashley to be happy
  • Chris gives Ames the hot pink boxing gloves he wore when he got a concussion
  • Bentley declined to be there tonight
  • Blake calls Bentley a narcissist and a coward
  • Chris D. said Bentley should go f**k himself for what he did and how he acted
  • Ashley says the toughest part was seeing how badly everybody reacted to the Bentley situation
  • Ashley says her biggest regret was wasting so much time on Bentley
  • Bloopers were hilarious!
  • Ashley is happy with where she is right now

Big Brother Ep.11

  • Adam has to wear an elf costume for one week
  • Lawon is a Have Not
  • Brendan is a Have Not
  • Jeff wins $10,000
  •  Jordan is a Have Not
  •  Danielle wins HOH
  • Danielle offers Jeff and Jordan a deal that if she doesn’t put them up this week that they won’t put her up next week
  • Have Nots also get Seaweed and Sardines to eat
  • Danielle nominates Brendan and Rachel for eviction

Monday, July 25, 2011

Bachelorette Ep.9

We jet off to Fiji this week for overnight dates and a visit from a surprise guest.  This week was very much a deciding week for not only Ashley but for these guys.  Off to Fiji we go!

I might as well just get the matter of the surprise guest out of the way first because clearly it is a main talking point regarding this week's episode.  The guy who returned was none other then Ryan...he just won't go away will he?  Now I know that many of you like Ryan and it's not that I dislike him, I just don't really trust him.  There is something not quite right about him and I just can't seem to put my finger on's just a feeling.  Anyways, he came back because he felt like their one-on-one date wasn't a "conducive environment for romance".  He felt like there were a lot of things that were left unsaid and that they needed more time to develop the "special connection" that they had from the start.  He came back to ask Ashley for more time to see if she feels what he feels.  Ultimately Ashley reaffirmed to Ryan that she knows she made the right decision by letting him go the first time and it just isn't there with him.

Ben was first up for a date this week and I am absolutely smitten with him!  I mean honestly, can he be any more adorable?  Their date was very flirtatious and full of lots of laughter...Ashley even compared their date to how newlyweds act on their honeymoon.  Ashley says more then once that she can really see herself spending the rest of her life with him and I'm pretty sure she isn't the only one!  Ben is completely in love with Ashley and even if he hadn't said it to the camera it was completely written all over his face.  He might not have told Ashley directly but I think she could tell that he had very deep and serious feelings for her and you could tell that those feelings were returned on her part.  He accepted the fantasy suite card and the rest of their night was as they say, history.

Constantine was up next and he was like a kid in a candy store when he saw that helicopter.  He seemed more excited about the helicopter then he was to see Ashley, never a good sign.  He is definitely more closed off then either Ben or JP and I constantly wonder whether he is capable of taking the big leap that is required when you fall in love with someone.  I don't think he would be ready at the end of this to say he loves Ashley and accept all that comes with that.  He isn't in love with Ashley at this point and I find myself wondering what he does feel for her, does he feel anything at all?  This all leads to Constantine saying that this is the end of the road for him and choosing to leave.  I respect him for doing what he knew was right and not forcing anything or pretending there was something when there wasn't.

Last but certainly not least we have Ashley's date with JP.  There is just this unspeakable connection and chemistry between them that is undeniable.  Ashley says that JP has been her rock throughout this whole experience and that is a very important quality to have in a relationship, to know that you can go to that person and that they will be there to support you no matter what.  When JP looks at Ashley he sees the woman that he wants to spend the rest of his life with and even though he says he's falling in love with her, I think it's safe to say that he's already fallen.  I feel like Ashley spent part of the night reassuring both JP and herself of what was going on and what they needed to focus on....this gave me a bit of a pause because reassurance shouldn't be necessary.  JP was offered the fantasy suite card and gladly accepted the offer to spend some real alone time with "the woman he loves".

Even though there are only two guys left Ashley felt like it was important to still have a rose ceremony.  She realizes that this is a two-way street and only wants them to accept the rose if they both see themselves on the path to potentially getting engaged in a week.  It is of no surprise that they both accepted the rose.

Make sure you tune in on SUNDAY for the Men Tell All and then again on MONDAY for the finale!  Who is Ashley going to choose?

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Big Brother Ep.8

  • Jeff had no clue Brendan and Rachel are engaged....where has be been?
  • Rachel feels like she can trust Lawon the least
  • Luxury Competition=No have/have nots
  • Jordan wins the luxury competition with a guess she took in the first 2 minutes of the competition (did anyone follow her logic?)
  • Jordan chooses Jeff, Shelly, and Kalia to share in her reward
  • Rachel thinks Jordan should have chosen her because she's HOH
  • Rachel and Brendan fight....again
  • Rachel and Brendan talk about nominating Jeff and Jordan
  • Rachel nominates Adam and Dominic for eviction

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Big Brother Ep.7

  • Jordan is really upset about having to nominate Cassi and Shelly
  • Cassi and Rachel get in a cat fight
  • Jordan lays it out straight for Rachel and says that sometimes she is perceived as a bitch
  • Brendan treats Cassi like a child
  • Cassi is evicted in a 9-0 vote
  • Shelly receives the Golden Key
  • Rachel wins HOH

Big Brother Ep.6

  • Jordan is targeting Dominic, not Adam
  • Jeff says he needs some "Rachel Off"
  • Adam agrees to throw the Veto competition
  • Brendan and Rachel selected at random to compete in the Veto competition
  • Rachel takes 2 weeks of slop to continue competing in the competition, then falls again and is out for good
  • Dominic wins the Veto
  • Jeff and Rachel get in a fight over a comment she said about Jordan
  • Rachel goes and cries in the bushes
  • Jordan considers backdooring Brendan and Rachel
  • Dominic takes himself and Adam off the block
  • Jordan puts up Cassi and Shelly for eviction

Wednesday, July 20, 2011


It is Wednesday once again and the All-Stars are here!  Personally, I am very excited about having the All-Stars back because I think it just brings the dancing up so much more (plus I love seeing certain dancers again)!  Who stepped up to the plate and who fell flat?  Let's find out!

Marko-He danced an extremely fast samba with Chelsie Hightower.  I had wondered whether he may lose some of his magic when he and Melanie were split up but he definitely did not!  He had amazing footwork and was really moving those hips!  He is continually showing just how versatile he is and I would not be surprised if he sticks around for a very long time.

Jordan-She danced a very difficult contemporary routine with Brandon.  I always knew she was a great dancer but this was the first week where I really realized just how amazing she really is.  Her technique was fantastic, she was strong and powerful, and she felt what she danced.  I agree with Nigel, America needs to wake up and see just how great this girl is.

Tadd-He danced a super fast paced hip hop routine with Comfort.  It's no secret that I really don't care for Comfort, lucky for me she was completely out-danced tonight!  He had fantastic timing and really showed his stuff with all of that choreography.  There was so much going on and he never missed a beat...incredibly impressive!

Mitchell-He danced a broadway number with Melody and in my opinion he fell way short.  He completely over-performed the whole routine and took the "cheese factor" way too far.  Broadway just does not seem to be his style and I think he's in trouble this week. (BTW-who noticed Neil Patrick Harris diss Tyce's choreography?  Oh snap!)

Caitlynn-She danced a sensual Argentine Tango with Pasha which was easily one of my favorite routines of the night!  Tonight was the night that she took her dancing and the competition to another level.  Her technique was remarkable and I really felt the story that they were trying to convey.  I have a feeling that this routine will stand the test of time and become one of the best of the season.

Sasha-She danced an amazing Christopher Scott hip hop routine with Twitch (one of my personal favs) and once again it was easily one of the best of the night!  They had so much chemistry together and you could feel the fighting spirit all through the number.  She had amazing musicality and technique, she definitely shined tonight!

Jess-He danced a contemporary routine with Kathryn and it was one of my favorites that he has done thus far.  He dealt with all of those lifts like a champ and really was a great partner.  I could feel the emotion that he was trying to convey and he helped make a relate-able routine even more relate-able.

Melanie-She danced a Viennese Waltz with Pasha that had a beautiful message to it.  I don't think this routine had a single downfall; it had a constant flow of movement and emotion.  It seemed effortless and Melanie danced weightlessly.  I don't know how she does it each and every week but she is definitely the one to beat!

Ricky-He danced a fearful contemporary routine with Alison and I think this was one of the first weeks that we really saw Ricky shine.  He matched Alison move for move and was not out-danced like some of the other contestants tonight.  He embraced his character instead of fighting it and allowed his movement to be powerful and raw.  I was very impressed with him tonight!

Clarice-She danced an intricate Bollywood number with Robert (another fav of mine) and did it remarkably well.  I don't think there was anything she could have done to perform better; she had high energy and hit all her marks and steps.  I'm still just missing that connection with her...she danced fabulously but to me it felt disconnected.  If other people feel the same way she could be in trouble.

What a night!  I think the All-Stars definitely raised the bar and most of the dancers met them.  It's going to be tough seeing some of these dancers in the bottom 4 tomorrow night...I have a feeling we may be in for a surprise!

Bottom 4: Clarice, Mitchell, Ricky, and Jordan
Going Home: Clarice and Mitchell

Monday, July 18, 2011

Bachelorette Ep.8

It's hometown date week and this is when things really get serious.  This week is often the make it or break it time where you can either see yourself fitting in with the family and into the other person's world or not.  This was probably my favorite episode of this season and there is a lot to talk about so we might as well just get down to it.

Ashley first went to Constantine's hometown and I just have to say that I absolutely LOVE his family!  What an amazing group of people!  The date started off with Constantine taking Ashley to his family's restaurant where they made pizza and salad for lunch.  He seemed so much more playful and confident then he has thus far and I am loving that side of him!  The line where he said "Is it getting a little cheesy in here?" while holding up the pizza cheese was epic!  Then to get to see him interact with his family and see how truly close-knit they are was great.  Ashley said that she feels like she really fits in with his family and can see herself having a life with him, and I might be starting to see it too.  Before tonight I really didn't see the connection between Constantine and Ashley but I'm finally starting to see it and I'm liking what I see.

Next was Ames' hometown and I have mixed emotions about what I saw.  His sister sees that Ames is "smitten" with Ashley and that Ashley feels something for him too but isn't sure it's the right thing.  She asked Ashley a lot of questions and to me it seemed like Ashley was very indirect in her answers and always ended up going back to how she likes what she sees but needs to know more about him.  Ashley repeatedly says that she is being reassured of Ames by his family but I feel like she shouldn't have to be reassured of these things, she should just know and trust in them by this point.  Ashley isn't feeling the passion and romance aspects with Ames and I think that came across to his sister because she then went on to tell Ames that he needs to step it up and show Ashley his romantic side, which he then does.  He takes Ashley on a picnic under a huge, beautiful magnolia tree and then on a carriage ride along the river which looked spectacular.  Ames definitely made a huge effort but I just didn't see it there between them.

Ben was up next and this was definitely the most heart wrenching of the dates.  They first go on this picnic to his winery which is like my dream date so I was ridiculously jealous of them at that moment.  Ben and Ashley have a really good talk before heading to his house and Ben shares that he feels confident in bringing Ashley home which is not usually the case.  Ashley then asked about what his dad would have thought if he had been able to meet her and Ben felt sure that he would have really liked her and you could immediately see how important that is to him.  Ashley says that she is most nervous about meeting Ben's family which shows me that she really cares about him and how he's feeling.  Ben shares with his family that he feels like it's effortless with Ashley and that he can see himself proposing to her at the end of this.  Then he sat down with his mom which made me completely lose it.  When he was talking about how he was right after his dad died and that he should have been a better son my heart completely broke.  It was in that moment that I really fell for Ben...seeing him like this made me realize that he is the kind of man that I want to be with and I think he's the kind of man Ashley wants to be with too.  Ashley said that she can see herself spending the rest of her life with him and I can see it too.

Last but not least was JP and I always look forward to seeing JP!  He took her roller skating which was absolutely adorable and they were so cute together.  It gave a little glimpse of what a regular date would be like for them and they looked like they belonged together.  She says that she feels lucky to be with him which is something you really only say when you're really falling for someone.  JP really started to lay all of his cards out on the table by telling her that he's 100% certain of his relationship with Ashley and that he is completely miserable when he's not with her.  This was a huge step for him because he's really starting to make his feelings known and putting his faith in his relationship.  He's clearly falling in love with Ashley and she is clearly falling in love with him.  He tells his family that he's willing to put himself out there because he thinks what he has with Ashley is the real thing and that he doesn't feel like he's going to get his heartbroken at the end of this.  He is very open to the idea of proposing to Ashley at the end of this if it feels right.  Ashley tells his mom that she is completely "smitten" with JP and knows that she has something very special with him.  There is no way I can close this hometown date without mentioning that picture JP's mom brought out at the end....oh the hair!  He was adorable then and he is even more adorable now.

Ashley's talk with Chris before the rose ceremony allowed her to shine a light on how she felt about each date.  Ashley felt Constantine's hometown date was the best one, Ames would be the best husband, Ben planned the perfect date, and JP's mom was the sweetest and their date went exactly how she wanted it to.  It should have been no surprise that Ames was the one who did not receive a rose; the passion and romance just wasn't there between them and it was just too forced.  You could tell that Ames was completely shocked but was nothing but a complete gentleman when saying goodbye to Ashley.  He then revealed when he was in the car that he had fallen in love with Ashley and felt numb by her rejection.  I felt so bad for him even though I knew she had made the right decision.

Next week they are off to Fiji and someone returns...any guesses as to who it is? (HINT-it isn't Bentley!)

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Big Brother Ep.5

  • People suspect that Adam cut a deal with the veterans and voted to evict Keith
  • Adam and Dominic both said individually that they no longer want to play as a duo and are only going to play for themselves
  • Dominic is trying to get in with Danielle by flirting with her
  • Adam grovels to Jordan and Jeff
  • The Have/Have Not competition involved the pairs being "super ants" and looked pretty painful
  • Kalia thought she had really hurt her shoulder but got the all clear from the medic
  • Brendan and Rachel won the Have/Have Not competition and put Dominic, Adam, Cassi, and Shelly on slop for the week
  • America voted and chose to add jellybeans and jerky to the things those on slop can eat
  • Dominic went to Jordan and Jeff wanting to make a deal so they can play together but they aren't sure they can trust him
  • Jordan nominates Dominic and Adam for eviction

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Big Brother Ep.4

  • Brendan and Rachel get into a fight and we see their communication issues
  • Shelly considers teaming up with the veterans
  • Dick lets us know that he and his immediate family are okay but we still don't know what the emergency was
  • Adam voted against the veterans even though they think he's on their side
  • Keith gets evicted (thank goodness!)
  • Porsche gets the Golden Key
  • Jordan wins HOH (yay!)

Big Brother Ep.3

  • Porsche seems like she's completely clueless about what is going on...has she seen Big Brother before?
  • Keith wants to throw the Veto (and does)...little does he know Porsche also threw it
  • Danielle gets the first Golden Key of the competition due to Evel Dick having to leave due to a personal matter that was not revealed or explained
  • Keith acts way too happy about Dick being gone and starts annoying people
  • Keith begins coming up with conspiracy theories that makes people in his own alliance question how stable and reliable he is
  • Brendan and Rachel win the Veto but choose not to use it and the nominations stay the same

Wednesday, July 13, 2011


It is Wednesday once again and this week of SYTYCD is more important then ever because whoever makes it through this week gets to go on tour.  It is also the first week where each couple has had two dances to perform...did they hold up under pressure?  Let's find out!

Sasha & Alexander-Their first dance was a paso doble which was stronger then I expected it to be.  It got a little sloppy at the very end but the rest of the dance was solid and full of fight.  Their second number of the night was absolutely amazing!  Even though she fell at the end of it she made it work for the number.  It was hands down their best number of the competition and one of the best of the night.

Jordan & Tadd-They started off their night with a Travis Wall contemporary routine which was absolutely amazing (as usual).  They had such great musicality and technique!  It was such a strong routine and it really showed that both of these dancers are powerhouses!  Their second dance of the night was a broadway number that paled in comparison to their first routine.  It's not that it was bad, it just wasn't great.  I didn't feel anything when I watched it, it was just a lot of good technique.

Ryan & Ricky-They danced a broadway routine which was less then stellar.  I'm not sure whether it really lies with the choreographer or the dancers but it didn't sparkle.  I felt like Ryan was better then Ricky in this routine; I felt like she embraced the character of it more and was much more mesmerizing then Ricky was.  I honestly couldn't tell you what Ricky did because my eyes almost never went to him.  They then danced a ridiculously fast cha cha number that was hot but could have been hotter.  Ryan was a little sloppy while Ricky was super surprising by being very tight and strong.  I think they could be in trouble this week.

Caitlynn & Mitchell-They danced a hip hop routine with a very serious and powerful message intended to be behind it.  I felt like it fell short though; it wasn't as hard hitting at times as I felt it should have been and they weren't in unison as much as they should have been.  They didn't move together which took away from the piece and lost some meaning in translation.  However, they completely redeemed themselves with their second number!  It was a Travis Wall jazz routine and it was AMAZING!  There was so much intensity and fire to of the best routines of the night!

Melanie & Marko-They started off with a very difficult tango routine by Louis van Amstel that they did very well.  The final lift was absolutely breathtaking!  There were a few shaky moments here and there but nothing big enough to take away from how impressive they were during this routine.  They then danced a gorgeous contemporary routine that just took my breath away.  It was so full of genuine emotion and feeling that I couldn't take my eyes off of them.  Amazing routine, amazing dancers, amazing everything...I'm going to be sad to see these two split up.

Clarice & Jess-They had a lyrical hip-hop number to start the night off and it was a really great number.  I felt like Christopher Scott choreographed a very relatable number and the dancers held up their end of the bargain.  I did feel like Jess was better then Clarice in this particular number but they both were solid all the way through.  They closed the show with a jive which was good but not the best I've seen.  I felt like once again Jess was better than Clarice.  Clarice had a few mis-steps throughout the routine and her flicks weren't as strong as Jess' were.

What a night of dance!  It's going to be tough to see two people go home tomorrow and see the pairs split up but I am really excited to see who the all-stars are and see how high they can raise the level of dance like they did last year.

Bottom 3: Caitlynn/Mitchell, Ryan/Ricky, Sasha/Alexander
Going Home: Ryan and Alexander

Monday, July 11, 2011

Bachelorette Ep.7

The Bachelorette is back again!  After a break in the action due to the 4th of July last week we have returned with an emotion filled episode!  On top of the main episode with Ashley and the guys, Chris Harrison also did an interview with Emily Maynard about her relationship with Brad Womack and what exactly went wrong.  I'm going to cover Ashley's part first and then get into Emily's we go!

This week we join them in Taiwan and there are 3 1-on-1 dates and 1 group date....there are no roses on the 1-on-1's but there was one on the group date, which made the group date even more awkward then it was to begin with.

The first date was with Constantine and they took a train ride into this little village to participate in their lantern festival.  They decorated one of the lanterns by putting their "love wishes" on each side of it.  Constantine impressed me with how seriously he took it and how into it he actually was.  At dinner Constantine and Ashley had a big discussion about what a hometown date would hold and how it might change their relationship.  Constantine expressed his openness to the idea of marriage and of this relationship working.  It really seemed to be a turning point in their relationship.  Thus far it has been a very slow progression but I think they took a big step this week.  I'm still not sure if I really see a lot of chemistry between them though...they may just be destined to remain in the friend zone.

The next date went to Ben and they took to exploring by moped.  Ben was pulling out a lot of smooth lines (which was adorable) and they looked very natural riding together, they seemed to fit together.  Ben made a comment to the camera that he was falling in love with Ashley but wasn't ready to tell her yet....even though he definitely hinted around it throughout their dinner.  Ashley then told the camera that she felt like Ben was her boyfriend...and I can totally see it!  They just work together and I can see them in real life so easily.  Ben is becoming so much more confident as this process goes on and I think he may be standing there at the end.

The group date was next up and it was beyond awkward.  We had JP, Lucas, and Ames together and Ashley had them meet her to go take wedding photos.  If JP wasn't in a bad mood already he definitely was now.  Each guy was dressed differently (JP in the traditional tux, Ames in some bad 80's tux that involved ruffles, and Lucas in a traditional Asian outfit) and JP was the only one happy with what he was wearing.  Having the guys watch the other as they took the photos with Ashley (and ultimately kissed her) was just beyond awkward.  JP's jealousy really began to show this week and it wasn't the most attractive thing we've seen from him.  I didn't think he would be the one to let it get to him so much but then again it's often the ones I think are doing well that really aren't.  He told Ashley about how much of a hard time he was having with everything and she really wanted to reassure him so she gave him the rose to ensure a hometown date with him, much to the disappointment of Lucas and Ames.  I think JP is feeling so much jealousy because he's so invested in this relationship but he needs to get it under control and fast.

The last date this week was with Ryan and you could tell from the very beginning that it wasn't going to end well.  They started off walking through a temple and among all of these people praying to various gods.  Ryan thought it to be a romantic experience....not really seeing the romantic aspect to this one personally.  They then stopped to make a wish to the matchmaking god.  In order to do so they had to make a wish and then throw two bricks on the ground, if the bricks turned up in opposite directions then their wish would come true...their bricks turned up the same way.  This should have been the first sign of bad things to come...Ryan didn't see it that way though.  By this time however, it was obvious that Ashley was not into Ryan at all.  Then when he started talking about water heaters it was just a matter of time before the crash and burn happened.  As much as I knew that they weren't right for each other, having Ryan say "You don't want to meet my family?" with that look in my eyes broke my heart.  He is truly a sweet and sincere guy and I'm sure he'll find someone to spend the rest of his life with, that girl just isn't Ashley.  Ashley ultimately made the decision to send Ryan home before the rose ceremony even though she was questioning her decision almost immediately.  I'm sure she'll come to realize that she made the right choice and see that while Ryan is a great guy he isn't the one for her.

The rose ceremony was short and sweet this week.  Ashley came into it knowing what she wanted to do so there was no need for a cocktail party.  In the end Lucas was the one to not receive a rose.  I can't say this surprised much as I love Lucas and no matter how great of a guy he is there just wasn't that romantic spark between them.  They would make amazing friends but that romantic box just was never checked.  I will definitely miss seeing Lucas each week but know he'll find someone wonderful.

Now comes time to talk about Chris' interview with Emily...and it breaks my heart to have had to watch that.  Personally, I thought that they would be one of the couples to make it.  I never thought that I would have to watch that tear-jerking interview...but the reality of the situation is that they are no longer together.  It seems like it was a very painful breakup but not an ugly one.  So many people have all of these misconceptions of the breakup thanks to the tabloids but it doesn't seem like it was any one ugly event.  The fact that Emily was tearing up before she even got out of the limo made me grab some tissues ASAP.  She made it clear right from the start that she had nothing bad to say about Brad and would not tolerate anyone else saying anything bad about him.  She said that there were some little red flags along the way which ultimately made her doubt whether he would want to be with her forever.  She didn't have complete faith that their love would allow their relationship to stand the test of time and it seems that that was the straw that broke the camels back.  Emily revealed that they still talk frequently and it is clear that she still loves him and I'm sure he feels the same way about her.  The question was posed whether things would have turned out differently had they not been constantly hounded by the paparazzi...and while we will never know what the outcome could have been I think it is safe to say that it would have been a lot easier without the interference of the paparazzi and the tabloids.  I hope that these two can come to a place where they are not only friends but find happiness, regardless of whether it is with each other or someone else.

Next week we have the hometown dates which are always a source of interesting events and lots of emotions.  Until then!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Big Brother Ep.2

I'm sure by now a lot of us have heard the news that Evel Dick is no longer in the competition and everybody wants to know why....well we don't know just yet.  We do however know that he has done a lot of the ground work for the veterans thus far which was one of the focuses of this episode.  Here are some of the highlights:
  • Porsche wants to team up with the veterans....lucky for her the veterans want to team up with her too.
  • We got a chance first hand to see Rachel's obsession/fascination with plastic surgery.  We also got to see how opposed to the whole concept Brendan is....seems like it could be a problem for them later on.
  • Rachel wants to know whether Cassi has had a nose job or Botox...she's sure she's had something done though.
  • "The Regulators" were formed...this group consists of Cassi, Lawon, Craig, and Dominic.
  • The Have/Have Not competition was a "milk-tastic" event and Cassie, Shelly, Lawon, and Kalia were left on the wrong side of the mooooooon (sorry, I had too)....hope the slop and sleeping situation doesn't get them too down.
  • The veterans decided they wanted Porsche and Adam on their side and made moves to recruit them.
  • Porsche and Keith were nominated for eviction.
  • Veterans want to get rid of Keith and give Porsche the "golden key" so she can help do their bidding.
Next episode we should find out more about Evel Dick's early departure as well as see the POV competition.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Big Brother Ep.1

It's summer and that means one thing...Big Brother.  Drama will not be lacking and confrontations are a given....even with the new twists this season.  Without further ado here are some of the highlights of the first episode of this long awaited season.

  • All house guests are forced to pick a partner to go through the game with.  Not only will they compete together but they will also go up on the block together.  This is a game where you want to choose your partner carefully which is hard to do when you've known each other for a matter of minutes.
  • There are 3 "Dynamic Duos" returning to the Big Brother house this season---Brendan and Rachel, Jeff and Jordan, and Evil Dick and Danielle.
  • Brendan and Rachel revealed they recently got engaged...seriously?  He must be stupider then I thought to honestly want to spend the rest of his life with her.
  • I'm really excited that Jeff and Jordan are back!  They are personal favorites of mine and I love seeing them together again.
  • Evil Dick and Danielle haven't spoken in 3 years (supposedly).  Now there is a very good chance that this is true...there's also a good chance that this is a rouse.  Only time will tell I suppose.
  • Adam is quickly becoming one of my favorites!  I'm loving that this tough, heavy metal loving guy drinks apple martinis and continuously makes Beverly Hills 90210 references.  I really hope he stays around for awhile!
  • The first HOH competition took place which involved contestants clinging onto a giant banana with their arms and legs....insert dirty joke of choice here.  Rachel was the winner and becomes the first HOH and is therefore safe this week along with Brendan.
  • One more twist was revealed at the end of the show....and that is the Golden Key.  The member of the duo put on the block who survives elimination receives a Golden Key which secures them a place in the Top 10.  This continues for the first 4 weeks of competition.  The recipient of the Golden Key cannot participate in any challenges but can vote in eliminations.  This adds another element to the nomination process because you aren't really trying to get someone out as much as trying to ensure that someone stays around.
Tune in Sunday to see who gets nominated and make sure to check back here later that night for my next blog!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011


I feel like I haven't blogged in forever!  With The Voice being over and The Bachelorette being a rerun it's been a week since I've had a new post.  I was super excited for this episode before it even began because I found out that Travis Wall was a guest judge last night!  My love for Travis Wall knows no end and this was definitely no exception!

The night began with a number by the Top 7 boys re-enacting the 7 stages of grief.  Had I not been given this explanation beforehand I probably wouldn't have known that is what is was about.  The piece was good but it didn't wow me.  The majority of my time was spent noticing how off Chris was....there were very few moments where he actually matched the other 6 guys.  He was continuously about two beats behind which lessened the effect of the piece dramatically.

Melanie & Marko-What can I say about these two that I haven't said a hundred times before?  They danced a jazz routine that was very passionate and commanding.  Technically they are leaps and bounds above everybody (especially Melanie) and the amount of confidence they come with is astounding.  I feel like I can safely say that these are the people to beat.

Sasha & Alexander-They danced a hip hop routine that was in my opinion very lacking in many areas.  Alex really wasn't successful in the "swag" area....I'm sure he tried but it just didn't come across.  There wasn't a connection anywhere to be found, whether it was between them, between them and the choreography, or them and the just wasn't there.  Sasha did come across more then Alex did but this is one number that won't be receiving my votes.

Jordan & Tadd-They danced a magical and dreamy waltz that for me left something to be desired.  Technically they were both very solid, although there were a few moments that seemed to be a little stop and go instead of continuously flowing.  I didn't feel that the emotion they were trying to convey came through, it was pretty to watch but I didn't feel anything at the end of it.

Clarice & Jess-They danced an anger-filled contemporary routine which turned out to be one of my favorite routines of the night.  It was a very emotional number but not in the usual sense where I end up tearing up at the was a very true reflection of what that situation is like and that's anger.  The emotions each of them conveyed was very honest, it wasn't forced and it wasn't fake.  These two improve each and every week and might be ones to look out for as the competition progresses.

Ashley & Chris-They danced a salsa routine that was anything but hot.  There was no chemistry between them and no chemistry between them and the audience.  There were many moments where they seemed to hesitate instead of being confident in what they were doing.  Technically they did the choreography (although Chris seriously needs to work on his hip action) but they just came up short.  I would be shocked if they weren't in the bottom 3 tomorrow.

Ryan & Ricky-They danced a zombie inspired jazz routine that was absolutely amazing!  This routine was so fun to watch and they brought an amazing amount of energy to it the entire way through.  They were very much in character the whole time and the synchronicity of the movement was impeccable!  If America knows what is good for them they will vote for these two and keep them safe tomorrow night!

Caitlynn & Mitchell-They danced a contemporary routine that was by far the best of the night and without a doubt my favorite.  The beauty and emotion was so present in every move they made, even the small ones Caitlynn would make with her foot while in a hold.  It gave me was amazing end of story.

The show closed with a Top 7 girls jazz routine that once again proved just how amazing the girls are this season.  When you put their number against the one the guys did in the beginning of the show it is obvious that the guys need to either step it up or move out of the way.

Who do you think is in trouble this week?  Let me know!

UPDATE---- Bottom 3: Ashley & Chris, Jordan & Tadd, and Ryan & Ricky
ELIMINATED---- Ashley and Chris