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Big Brother 15

Discussion in 'TV Show Talk' started by SPACEMAKER, Jun 20, 2013.

  1. Sep 2, 2013 #161 of 228
    TheRatPatrol

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    I just hope he uses it on himself and doesn't take her off. He would be a fool to do that, but you never know, "love" does stupid things to people sometimes. Or he is playing a good game. He needs a haircut though. LOL
     
  2. Sep 2, 2013 #162 of 228
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    I'm inclined to say no. My take is that he's more selfish than loyal.
     
  3. Sep 2, 2013 #163 of 228
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    Looks like I was right - for once...

    Pizza Boy uses the PoV and takes himself off the block. GM nominates Spencer to replace him.

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  4. Sep 2, 2013 #164 of 228
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    GOOOOOOOOOODDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDBYYYYYYYYYYYYEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE Amanduh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hopefully McLoser will follow as well.
     
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  5. Sep 3, 2013 #165 of 228
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    Loved Amanda's face on sundays show. She looked like she droped a duce in her pants. Loved that happened after she talked about how she was vicrotious in the diary room hahahha.
    Rumor I have heard though...
    Is Elissia is trying to work a deal with Amanda and keep her in the house. After how Amanda has acted it makes me sick. Sounds like Andy the snake may actually be doing the right thing this time by snitching back to GM, Judd and Spensor about this all while lieing to Elissia and Amanda... Now have no resect for anyone on this years cast. Think CBS should burn the prize money over giving it to these morons.
     
  6. Sep 3, 2013 #166 of 228
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    Personally, I think that they should split the prize money and give it to the jury.
     
  7. Sep 3, 2013 #167 of 228
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    The LA Times chimes in with this rather long-winded article...

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    Aaryn Gries' mom apologizes for 'Big Brother' slurs
    By Greg Braxton, Los Angeles Times



    September 3, 2013, 5:30 a.m.




    Just days after Gries was evicted from the "Big Brother" house, Elizabeth Owens is speaking out in a statement to The Times, chastising her daughter but declaring that the remarks are not reflective of Gries' upbringing or her true character.

    "While I love and continue to support my daughter Aaryn, words cannot describe my disappointment in some of her comments made on 'Big Brother,'" Owens wrote. "These inappropriate comments certainly do not represent the value system under which her father and I have raised her. Aaryn is a young 22-year-old college student that has spent 70 days living in a fish bowl and making mistakes for America to see."

    Owens lashed out at the show's producers and host Julie Chen, saying that "Big Brother" has highlighted Gries' missteps in a blatant attempt to boost ratings. The series, in which several contestants are isolated without contact with the outside world, has been one of CBS' highest-rated summer performers.

    Gries was kicked out of the "Big Brother" house Thursday during the live weekly episode in which houseguests vote off a contestant. She has been fired from her job at a modeling agency as a result of her remarks but is not aware of the fallout because she remains isolated as part of a jury of ousted contestants who will determine the winner on the season finale Sept. 18.
    Many of Gries' remarks came in the early weeks of the contest and were shown on a 24-hour live Web stream.

    Referring to African American houseguest Candice Stewart, Gries said, "Be careful what you say in the dark, might not get to see the bitch." In one episode, she flipped over Stewart's mattress and mocked her while adopting a stereotypical black accent.

    At another point, Gries said of an Asian American contestant, "Shut up, go make some rice," and used a homophobic term to describe another houseguest.

    The slurs by Gries and another houseguest, GinaMarie Zimmerman (who is still in the house), have ignited a charged controversy around the show, which is in its 15th season.

    Chen, who is Asian American, said the comments were "extremely hurtful," calling Gries "ignorant, young and immature." CBS Corp. Chief Executive Leslie Moonves, who is married to Chen, called the remarks "absolutely appalling."

    In the wake of the furor in July over the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, CBS distanced itself from the racially charged comments on the show, taking the unusual step of airing disclaimers before several episodes.

    During a tense interview with Chen following her eviction, Gries was alternately defensive ("I have said some things that have been taken completely out of context") and remorseful ("I feel horrible").

    In her statement to The Times, Owens wrote that she wanted "Americans to see the young woman that I know; Aaryn is kind, loving and generous, though certainly not perfect and without fault in this incidence."

    Gries attended her senior prom with an African American man, "one of her closest friends through high school," Owens wrote.

    "Aaryn's first true love was Cuban American, and she has cousins of Japanese descent who she truly loves," she added. "She has never discriminated against anyone for their sexual orientation whether within our family or not. Aaryn truly loves all people equally."

    She added that Gries, who is from San Angelo, Texas, recently sponsored a little girl in the Philippines through the Save the Children program.

    Owens accused "Big Brother" of exploiting Gries' controversial behavior while downplaying her subsequent apologies.

    "It appears that it was beneficial for 'Big Brother' to focus on the negative comments made by Aaryn to boost ratings," she wrote. "Again, I DO NOT condone those inappropriate comments, but I — and I am sure the entire 'Big Brother' audience — would have appreciated the show's producers also airing her complete statement acknowledging the mistakes she made and more of her apologies to the Houseguests while still 'in the house.'"

    Owens also took exception to Chen's statements about Gries: "I am disappointed that a woman of Julie Chen's stature would choose to attack Aaryn and influence America to judge the fallacies she [Chen] seems to have about Aaryn."

    A CBS representative responded to Owens' criticism in a statement: "We believe the show has handled a very difficult situation appropriately, and that Aaryn's comments on the live 24/7 Internet feed and on the broadcast speak for themselves."

    Owens wrote that she is confident Gries will "continue to own her mistakes and apologize emphatically to the people she has hurt. I am also confident that Aaryn will learn from any mistakes she has made and use this experience to grow and heal."

    Owens, who did not disclose details about herself, her occupation or her family in the statement, apologized "on behalf of our entire family" to those offended by her daughter's remarks, including Chen, houseguests and their families.

    She expressed hope that her daughter would eventually speak out about her "Big Brother" experience "and potentially use it to bring light and change to the important subject of racism."

    She concluded, "It is my hope and prayer that those who have been hurt can find it in their hearts to forgive Aaryn."

    greg.braxton@latimes.com





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  8. Sep 3, 2013 #168 of 228
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    Totally disagree with Aaryn's mom... Going to put in a spoiler in case people didn't read above...
    Can't disagree with Aaryn's mom more. CBS didn't highlight her daughters comments they were shown on the live internet feeds. Only after public outrage online and even several news stories did CBS even say anything about the comments or show anything about them on the show. Only place I feel Aaryn was burned is other House Guests were responceable for the comments and went untouched... Gina Marie, Spensor and Amanda to name three. These three deserve the same treatment Aaryn got. They had a big problem with Raceism on the UK BB a few years back and any racial comments are reason to be taken out of the game. They useually get a warning from production on the UK one and if they do it again are kicked out of the house. In the case of AAryn I thought Julie Chen was very professional with how she treated the situation. You can see when she talked to Aaryn that this behavior is normal for Aaryn and that she didn't think she did anything wrong. It wasn't until the audiance booed her that she started to take the hint.
     
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    You're not alone ... the Source. article also has some reader comments that echo you're ... our ... sentiments.
     
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    I really hope Elisa doesn't make some sort of deal with Amanda to keep her in.
    If its not 3-1 to get Amanda out I could see it going like this:
    McRae and Elisa vote for Spencer
    Judd and Andy vote for Amanda with GM being the tie breaker, and I hope she votes Amanda.
     
  11. Sep 3, 2013 #171 of 228
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    Agree ... It's what I'm hoping for in a worst-case scenario.
     
  12. Sep 3, 2013 #172 of 228
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    This is about the time where the whole "would you rather be sitting next to me or XXX in the final 2" argument....and with Amanda, it might be worth entertaining the thought of keeping her for that reason....but with McPizzaShag still around that is a risky decision....
     
  13. Sep 4, 2013 #173 of 228
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    If they keep Amanda in the house this week she deserves to win. As much of a jerk as she is they would just be plain stupid to keep a power couple in the game this long especially after having them on the block with the chance to evict them. Could be the dumbest move in big brother history if Amanda doesn't walk out the door tomorrow. Need to send Andy right behind her although I don't see anyone having the guts to cut the head off the snake either.
     
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    I kind of wonder how much pull the producers have in all of this.
     
  15. Sep 4, 2013 #175 of 228
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    Producers that try to influence a competition show's flow or outcome are, in my mind, no better than the network chaps that got caught up in the Payola scandals. It would behoove them to remember that without their integrity, the show will NOT be believable and will thus hemorrhage viewers.
     
  16. Sep 4, 2013 #176 of 228
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    Ya I would really like to know what goes on in the diary room. There is a reason it isn't part of the live stream after all :) Sure there is a certain outcome the producers would like to see and they heavly influance the show. Really wish America got to vote people out. This way we could keep interesting people on the show and take out the snakes. Prodiction wouldn't have to step in as much either as America would keep the interesting people. This season has really been all over the place which makes me think production has had a heavy influance this time around.
     
  17. Sep 4, 2013 #177 of 228
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    For as long as I have watched this program, there have been suspicions amongst us viewers regarding interference from the production staff. Of course, none of the Producers mention this issue. Year after year, season after season, we continue to tune in like addicted people, maybe hoping they'll change things up a bit this time around.

    And yet, 15 seasons in and we still get the same hash and rehash ... and in SD to boot.

    Serves us right for being addicted dopes dangerous enough to hurt ourselves with the remote control. :bang
     
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    Haha ya the SD picture drives me crazy also. Don't understand why they haven't upgraded the cameras HD cams are cheap now :) Ya I'm a sheep I keep watching dispite the fact I'm sure Production has a big influance on the show. Refuse to get the live feeds since they cut them all the time. For the most part nothing I really want to see on them. Should be a good eviction tonight.
    As it stands right now Amanda thinks she has Andy's vote which she doesn't. Looks like it will be a tie going to GM to break the tie... Also Elissia gave Amanda her wedding ring as collaterial. I wouldn't ever give that to anyone. These people are crazy. Sounds like the Andy alliance is going to say Elissia voted Amanda out so will be interesting to see if McCare buys the lie... Double eviction should be great... Hope Andy follows Amanda out the door but that is really a long shot.
     
  19. Sep 5, 2013 #179 of 228
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    I will be interested in Elissa's vote tonight. I've been telling my wife that this may all be a sick trick on the part of Elissa to give Amanda a false sense of security.
     
  20. Sep 6, 2013 #180 of 228
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    Amanda was evicted. McCrae won HoH. GM and Elissa were nominated. Judd won veto and didn't use it. Elissa was evicted. Spencer has won HoH.
     

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