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Title: Post Season Updates (please read the initial post for rules for this thread)
Post by: RealityFreakWill on September 17, 2008, 01:46:31 AM
Ok, I'm starting this thread now that BIG BROTHER 10 is officially over and Daniel Gheesling, from Dearborn,  Michigan was crowned the $500,000 winner!

This thread is intended for the following:

Wrap party pictures or videos
Post season interviews
Homecoming party pictures, interviews or videos
Updates on what the houseguests are doing or going to do since returning home

Will not tolerate any bashing of any kind in this thread, any posts in that form will be reported to the moderators to be removed

THANKS!

Will
Title: Re: Post Season Updates (please read the initial post for rules for this thread)
Post by: RealityFreakWill on September 17, 2008, 02:04:43 AM
From eonline.com

Dan Gheesling kept his balance on a biplane and now he has posturing rights.

The 25-year-old Catholic school teacher from Dearborn, Mich., was named the winner of Big Brother 10, which was heralded as a "back to basics" edition of the aging CBS reality series, with live audiences sitting in on weekly eviction shows for the first time since season one and all 13 HouseGuests starting off the summer as strangers.

Meaning, no gimmicks here. All contestants had to build alliances—and, subsequently, tear 'em down—from scratch.

After 71 days of physical challenges, brainteasers, fence-mending and the usual dose of strategic trickery (all accomplished, seemingly, while either sitting down or reclining), Dan beat out mixologist and fellow Renegade Memphis Garrett, 25, for the $500,000 jackpot.

After spending a week as America's Player earlier this season, Dan swept the jury vote, 7-0.

Memphis gets $50,000 for his efforts, while 30-year-old Keesha Smith will pocket $25,000 as the winner of the Favorite Juror Prize.
Title: Re: Post Season Updates (please read the initial post for rules for this thread)
Post by: RealityFreakWill on September 17, 2008, 02:07:26 AM
From The Detroit News:

Adam Graham / The Detroit News

He's smooth. He's slick. And now, Dearborn's Dan Gheesling is $500,000 richer, after winning the grand prize on Tuesday's season finale of "Big Brother 10."

Gheesling, 25, a biology and physical education teacher at Orchard Lake St. Mary's Prepatory, won the 10-week CBS reality series by a unanimous vote of 7-0, based on votes from a jury of ousted house guests. Runner-up Robert "Memphis" Garrett, a Los Angeles "mixologist" (don't you dare call him a bartender!)and the partner with whom Gheesling rode a secret alliance all the way to the finals, was awarded a purse of $50,000, while a special consolation prize of $25,000 was handed to Keesha Smith, a Hooters waitress and fan favorite from Burbank, Calif.

But Tuesday night was really all about Gheesling, who is also the assistant coach of the varsity football team at Orchard Lake St. Mary's. Going into the show, his victory was anything but a forgone conclusion, as Gheesling -- a graduate of Dearborn's Divine Child high school who earned his undergraduate and master's degrees from Michigan State University -- earned his way into the finals by stepping over many of the people who would be deciding his fate. But those jurors ultimately decided that Gheesling played the better game, and going strictly by the numbers, his dominance was undeniable.

After initially sandbagging competitions to appear weak in his houseguests' eyes, Gheesling turned up the heat on his game, winning three "Head of Household" contests -- more than any other competitor this season -- and two important "Power of Veto" competitions.

It wasn't always smooth sailing, however. Gheesling's devotion to his religion was called into question several times over the course of the show, once when house guest April Dowling called him a "disgrace" to Catholicism and another time when 75-year-old Jerry MacDonald told Gheesling, "you will always be Judas in my house."

But Gheesling, who earned a reputation as being a bit of aloud-talker in the "Big Brother" house, ultimately prevailed. He explained to the jury members, "I had to do whatever it took, whether it was shameful or not," and pleaded with them before they cast their votes, "Maybe you can set aside your emotions and vote to who you think played this game as a better player."

They did, and when Gheesling emerged victorious, he was greeted first by his girlfriend, Monica, and later by his mother, Sue, and his sister, Kelly. At Bailey's in Dearborn, about 100 friends and family of Gheesling -- who spoke fondly of Dearborn throughout his time on "Big Brother" and often wore his cardinal red Orchard Lake T-shirt in the house-- gathered to cheer him on.

Gheesling's father, Bob -- who said he has watched most of the seasons of "Big Brother" with hyson --was surprised he won the show so handily. "I thought it might have been 4-3, but never a shutout," he said. "He made several enemies in the house, and there was no way I thought he'd ever get their votes."

He said even though his son had to break a few promises and tell a few white lies in the "Big Brother" house, he's proud of the way he played the game.

Angie Romas, Gheesling's maternal grandmother, said she's never been much of a fan of "that reality stuff," but she got hooked watching her grandson on TV. She said she had a feeling Gheesling was going to be the winner.

"We all said, personality and feelings aside, if it goes by who played the game the best, it has to be Dan," she said. "I just hope this experience does not change him very much."

Gheesling is the first "Big Brother" winner to hail from Metro Detroit. In 2001, Pontiac's Nicole Schaffrich made it to the finals, but lost to "Big Brother" legend Will Kirby.

No word yet on Gheesling's future plans, but he's expected to return to the sidelines at Orchard Lake St. Mary's in the coming weeks. And it's likely that from now on, opposing teams will be a little more aware of the scheming going on from their opponents' sidelines.
Title: Re: Post Season Updates (please read the initial post for rules for this thread)
Post by: RealityFreakWill on September 17, 2008, 02:18:36 AM
from cbs2.com

Dan Wins 'BB10' And The $500,000 Top Prize
Memphis Is The $50,000 Runner-Up, Keesha Gets $25,000 Jury Award
Reporting
Alan Carter
LOS ANGELES (CBS) ―

Call him Dan the Man. Dan Gheesling, the 24-year-old but wise beyond his years Catholic high school teacher, handily won "Big Brother 10" Tuesday night by a score of 7-0.

After 71 days in literal captivity, Dan's cunning and ability to backstab and do it with charm and humor made him not just America's Player, but a favorite with his fellow houseguests as well.

Fans of the show predicted Dan would win, but all the show's observers (this one included) thought the vote would be a more modest 4-3 or 5-2.

The jury (comprised of April, Ollie, Keesha, Michelle, Jerry, Renny and Libras) all said in the final analysis, while Memphis -- the second place finisher with $50,000 -- played a good game, it was clear that Dan, the puppet master, out-played and out-smarted them all.

For his part, minutes after being awarded the grand prize, Dan told us he was in shock. "I didn't know I would win. I didn't think I would win. For sure, I knew I had two votes...Renny and Keesha. To be honest, Memphis and I talked about it the other night. I had no idea how it would go."

We also spoke to all the jury members post finale and they said, to a man and a woman, Dan gave more truthful answers when he was put on the spot and they thought Memphis was saying what, as Libra put it, "what people wanted to hear."

Michelle denied that Dan taking her on the luxury trip swayed her vote. And Jerry -- who said when placing his secret vote "this is for the person who always showed me kindness" -- read to viewers that Jerry was going to cast his vote for Memphis as the two bonded by the end after a few nasty fights.

But Jerry said, "Dan was the guy who said 'Goodnight, Jerry to me every night in the house." April, too, who early on was not a big Dan fan said, "When it came down to it, I never got to know Memphis. And the first few weeks in the house, Dan would ask about my family, and ask about me and my life."

Note to eventual "Big Brother" contestants: you can lie and cheat and backstab people but if you say "good morning" and "good night" to them and ask about the family and pets, it might make them forgive you in the long run.

Dan told us that his strategy going in was to emulate the "lie to your face and be honest about it" play of Dr. Will and Mike "Boogie", but he conceded "those guys made it look a lot easier than it is."

Up next for Dan and Memphis? Dan and Memphis are going on a road trip ("likely to Vegas") in the hot rod Memphis won with the girlfriends in tow.

Laughed Dan, "I hope the Renegade girlfriends get along as well as the Renegade Alliance did!" If not, we can see another show in the works.

Meanwhile, Keesha (who we all thought would make it to the final 2), proved to be an audience favorite. America voted and Keesha edged out Jerry to win $25,000 as Favorite Juror.

We spoke to all 13 houseguests and asked them a variety of questions: would they do it all again? Did Dan really deserve to win? Did they have any regrets? Who would they never talk to again? Did they know Jessie was in the gorilla suit? What would they take back if they could? Were those arguments as vicious as they looked on TV???

More importantly, this being "Big Brother"...Who could they never forgive?...Let's put it this way, April said stuff about Keesha she knows she should someday probably apologize for. And to hear Keesha tell it, "April, you can save that apology!"

For those and other provocative moments, check back for all our interviews posted Tuesday night into Wednesday morning.

"Big Brother Chatter"

We watched the finale in the green room with a bunch of former houseguests (and forgive me if I leave anyone out) including Evel Dick, Joe from season 8 (with lots of facial hair and who, rumor has it, is now straight), Marcellas (who is working for E, Geraldo, Tyra, Style and about 128 other shows at the moment), and most of the Season 9 group including Chelsia (still a crack-up), Joshuah (equally cracked), Sharon, Jen and Parker.

During the show, the green room (filled with friends of the show, the aforementioned former houseguests and friends and family of the current houseguests), cheered loudly when Libra said "it's called 'Big Brother'...not 'Best Friend') in response to the jury complaining that Dan and Memphis lied to them.

When Jerry asked "are we that gullible?" Evel Dick yelled out "Yes!" to thundering applause.

Dick and Chelsia signed autographs and then he had the idea to sign her butt. You had to be there. And he did. He told us what he wrote. We can't repeat it.

Inquiring minds wanna know. And being nosy, I had to ask Chelsia if she and Crazy James were still a couple. "Still best friends. And we will be for life," she says, "and I go out with him and his girlfriend all the time! She is a super girl, and perfect for him." (Sounds like ANOTHER TV show to me!)

Title: Re: Post Season Updates (please read the initial post for rules for this thread)
Post by: puddin on September 17, 2008, 02:35:09 AM
here ya go Will

http://www.welovebigbrother.com/2008/09/09/just-in-wlbb-finale-interviews/
Title: Re: Post Season Updates (please read the initial post for rules for this thread)
Post by: ugot2bekidinmeny on September 17, 2008, 03:35:13 AM
Dan's inteview w/Bunky in BY  after finale

Title: Re: Post Season Updates (please read the initial post for rules for this thread)
Post by: ugot2bekidinmeny on September 17, 2008, 03:37:23 AM
memphis interview w/ Bunky in BY after finale in BY

Title: Re: Post Season Updates (please read the initial post for rules for this thread)
Post by: ugot2bekidinmeny on September 17, 2008, 03:40:14 AM
Keesha's interview w/ bunky in the BY after the finale

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Post by: ugot2bekidinmeny on September 17, 2008, 03:42:51 AM
Libra's interview w/ bunky in BY after finale

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Post by: ugot2bekidinmeny on September 17, 2008, 03:45:11 AM
Renny's interview w/ Bunky in BY after finale

Title: Re: Post Season Updates (please read the initial post for rules for this thread)
Post by: ugot2bekidinmeny on September 17, 2008, 03:48:18 AM
jerry's interview w/ bunky in BY after finale

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Post by: ugot2bekidinmeny on September 17, 2008, 03:51:12 AM
Jessie's interview w/ Bunky in BY after finale

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Post by: ugot2bekidinmeny on September 17, 2008, 03:55:51 AM
Angie's interview w/ Bunky in BY after finale

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Post by: ugot2bekidinmeny on September 17, 2008, 04:00:24 AM
Steven's interview w/ Bunky in BY after finale

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Post by: ugot2bekidinmeny on September 17, 2008, 04:04:40 AM
Brain's interview w/ Bunky in BY after finale

Title: Re: Post Season Updates (please read the initial post for rules for this thread)
Post by: ugot2bekidinmeny on September 17, 2008, 04:09:36 AM
MIchelle's interview w/ bunky in BY after finale

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Post by: ugot2bekidinmeny on September 17, 2008, 04:19:02 AM
Ollie's interview w/ Bunky in BY after finale

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Post by: ugot2bekidinmeny on September 17, 2008, 04:24:08 AM
Aprils' interview w/ Bunky in BY after finale

Title: Re: Post Season Updates (please read the initial post for rules for this thread)
Post by: RealityFreakWill on September 17, 2008, 10:45:24 AM
From Reality Blurred

First-ever unanimous vote gives Dan the Big Brother 10 win; Keesha wins juror prize



The first-ever unanimous vote in Big Brother history gave high school teacher Dan Gheesling the win and $500,000. It’s also the first season in many years that a terrible human being did not win. Memphis Garrett won the $50,000 consolation prize even though he received zero votes.

Jerry may be a crazy bastard, but he pretty much summed up why Dan and Memphis made it to the final two. “Both of ‘em together was a force we couldn’t reckon with. We could have handled them one at a time; two of them, we couldn’t handle,” he said. Speaking of Jerry, when he joined the jury, he and Renny got into a screaming match, and Renny called him a “chauvanist pig.” Little do they know what a great pair they make.

After a “very close vote between the top two” jurors, Keesha won the fan favorite prize, perhaps as a reward for her stunning performance. Jerry actually came in second. What? Not Renny? What’s wrong with the people who watch this show?

The jury Q&A was full of the usual self-delusion on everyone’s part. “I hope you respected me because I respected you, Dan,” Jerry said, forgetting, apparently, the whole Judas thing. And Dan tried to argue that he pissed off people like April and Ollie so Memphis would think Dan had enemies in the jury house. That sounds like another one of Dan’s after-the-fact rationalizations, but hey, it worked.

I’m thrilled that a bigoted ass of some kind didn’t win this season, and that there seemed to be very little producer manipulation (unlike last summer, when they basically orchestrated Dick and Daniele’s victory)—even if some members of the over-enthusiastic studio audience were waving fake fan signs that the producers created and distributed.

This season was also far more entertaining than the boring spring season, but although it had its high moments—of comedy, strategy, and villainy—none of those were continuous, and thus it sort of lacked something, and not just a major twist (in fact, the lack of a twist was refreshing, as was the cast of actual strangers). Perhaps that’s just because I’m so used to hating nearly every person and aspect of the show, so I’m not quite sure what to do with a season that was both entertaining and low-key, at least when it’s compared to past seasons.
Title: Re: Post Season Updates (please read the initial post for rules for this thread)
Post by: RealityFreakWill on September 17, 2008, 10:47:02 AM
Dan and Memphis on The Early Show with Julie Chen


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Post by: RealityFreakWill on September 17, 2008, 10:59:27 AM
From ew.com

'Big Brother': End Game

(http://img2.timeinc.net/ew/dynamic/imgs/080916/big-brother-finale_l.jpg)

We have a winner for Big Brother 10: Dan! And it wasn't even close: he trounced Memphis, 7-0. (You can read Lynette's interview with the winner today on PopWatch.) But what other way could it have gone? After all, who could turn the little schmoozer down? While talking to the jury, he went on a charm offensive that never stopped. Even after the jury members cast their votes, he'd toss them a little extra bonus serving of friendship — "Portuguese Princess from Providence!" he chirped to Michelle after she'd turned her key — as if to say, "That one's for free! I love you that much!" If anyone hadn't initially voted for him, they might have turned back, ripped Memphis' key out and swapped it for Dan's, saying, "Aw, I can't vote against you, ya big crazy lug."

But let's begin at the beginning. On Sunday night, we were subjected to a clip show that was a rip-off of my least favorite staple from Survivor: the "farewell to our fallen comrades" parade of false camaraderie. But on Big Brother, instead of walking/paddling great distances and lighting effigies of the game's losers, Dan and Memphis just moved from room to room in the house, setting up old clips. Just how were they prompted to do this? Did Big Brother's voice boom over the loudspeaker: "Memphis, please reflect on Ollie and April mucking about on a bed in the 'Boom Boom Room.'" I was surprised the producers had the restraint not to ask Memphis to play a harp in the corner, all the better to score the fades from Dan's spoken memories into the appropriate clips as he scratches his chin and says, "Golly, I remember Jerry saying, 'Screw you people!' as if it was just yesterday..."

As usual with reality shows, the never-before-seen footage we were promised turned out to have been originally omitted for good reason. Amidst the greatest hits — Keesha's birthday party/neverending screaming match; Ollie and April's insufferable "I will live with you!" pool pillow talk — we got an extended remix of Brian's puppet show, Jerry scrubbing his dentures, and Renny doing impressions of everyone. The only worthwhile thing in this episode was that it made me reflect on how different my opinion of Renny is now versus what it was after the first week of shows. Watching the early clip of her quacking, "It's locked!" in the middle of the night, I remembered how she initially seemed like a garden-variety nut job who would be gone within weeks. But now, after weeks of seeing her low-key Diary Room statements, and other occasional mellow moments, I find her kind of endearing...just as long as she's not screaming about matching socks.

One last thing on the contrived clip show: I loved how at the end, the two guys stood up, proclaimed, "May the best Renegade win," and then walked in different directions as the show ended. It was meant to be a dramatic, pre-fight moment, like Ivan Drago telling Rocky, "I will break you." But in that movie, the two men went on to beat the crap out of each other. Here, Dan and Memphis turned around, walked away, and then found themselves alone on opposite ends of an incredibly dull house. It makes it a far less dramatic showdown when you picture Dan slinking back out of the bathroom area and saying, "So...uh...Memphis, wanna play Rummikub?"

But on to the main event: last night's star-studded finale, with an audience packed with such BB luminaries as Bunky, James, Adam, Matty, and Zach...who was there to compare notes with Jerry about what it's like to always have a room empty when you enter. The show began with the traditional squeezing of the sour grapes as the jury got together. Before they could even get to tearing Dan and Memphis apart, they warmed up by taking apart Jerry. It was like old times when he arrived in the midst of them mocking him, and we got another poorly edited intercut of insults. I don't mind that these yelling matches don't ever make any logical sense. I don't need to know the literal context of their argument; I just like the squabbly mood set by this general cacophony of grievances. It's like angry modern jazz.

When they got tired of arguing with Jerry, the jury moved on to discussing the Renegades. It went as it always does, with everyone passing hypocritical sanctimony around like a Wonderball. Jerry wondered who was the "worst of two evils," April (who was dressed like a dominatrix jockey) said that Dan's mind games were "heartless," and Renny said that he was "immature," and that Memphis was "the most insensitive person I've ever met in my life." Keesha was livid about Memphis but forgiving of Dan. And Ollie, of course, took all sides at once: He started off saying that Dan disrespected him, Michelle, and even Dan's own teammates, but then later said, "They played the game well....Dan lied and betrayed me, that's part of the game, I tip my hat to that." I remain amazed at his ability to simultaneously hold two contrary opinions. When he later entered the finale stage by doing a somersault, I expected him to then grab the mike and say, "Seriously, kids, tumbling is for losers."

Then came the grilling. Or, as Julie Chen dramatically said, "The jurors wanted answers. But could they handle..." — too-long pause — "...the truth?" I would just like to point out again that Julie is a newswoman at the network that brought us Walter Cronkite. That is all.

Dan and Memphis sat there, all gussied up in sport jackets. Where did these come from? Although I guess I can see why this event would be semi-formal. Sitting while Michelle operatically airs her grievances is like going to the symphony: You need to show respect for the artistic achievement. Dan was in full charm mode during the questioning, wearing his coy little smile and tossing in random compliments. When telling Libra that his best move was backdooring Michelle, he defended it by citing the fact that Michelle was a tough competitor, so he needed to take her out before she did the same to him. It's the inverse of the old strength-as-a-weakness job interview trick, where when you're asked what you're bad at, you say you work too hard. In BB, when asked how you mistreated people, you talk about how you only mistreated people who were just so darned awesome!

Memphis tried the same thing with Michelle, but she wasn't buying it. That's about how it went with everything for him: He could say the same exact thing as Dan did, but the jury members would simply roll their eyes at him, while winking at Dan and saying, "Oh, Dan, you little minx, you're trouble, you are!" At that point, it was clear Dan was going to walk away with this. He had an answer for everything that nullified all anger. When Ollie asked him why he swore on his girlfriend Monica and then broke his pact, Dan had a very strategic answer: He said he knew Ollie played with his heart, so if Dan pretended to do the same thing, Ollie would believe him. Ollie was convinced, mostly because it ratified his own opinion of himself as a sensitive lover. I'm not entirely convinced this was Dan's thought process at the time; he probably assumed Ollie would ask this question, and retrofitted his actions to this theory. But hell, who cares: It worked.

After the grilling finished, we shifted back to the live show, as Julie introduced the Jury and let them run through the audience's high-five gauntlet. They all seemed to get off on the attention, especially Renny, who curtsied and then slowly edged down the catwalk as if she'd just been crowned Miss America. She had a look on her face as if she were about to tear off her wig and toss it in the air like Mary Tyler Moore. Keesha, on the other hand, awkwardly tromped down the aisle as quickly as possible, looking very uncomfortable. (Yet another reason I found her an underrated personality in this house.) And finally, down came Jerry, who looked unable to bend down to receive the crowd. That is the true pain of aging: knowing that you can no longer exchange low high-fives the way you did as a younger man. And don't even get me started about the joint pain that makes asking friends to "pull my finger" a hazard.

The votes were cast, and everyone seemed to have calmed down a lot, and lost their anger at the finalists. The voting was led off by Libra, who made the bewildering comment "Contrary to popular belief, people think this game is real easy. I say, when everything else fails, just go crazy." It sounded like she'd accidentally mixed up her BB speech with an old note card she used to rally her sorority sisters at Spring Fling. (Magna cum f---ing laude, motherf---ers!) Renny, apparently concerned that she hadn't milked enough airtime with her entrance, decided to filibuster. I will now provide the text of her speech, annotated with what I think the producers of the live show were saying in the control room at the same time:

"As a businesswoman, this decision was very easy to make." That's it, Renny, just cast your vote and let's bring out Keesha. "In the game of life, and in the game of TV games..." Wait, what is she talking about? "...I think it's very important that people don't take for granted just the little things..." Is she casting a vote or giving a Sunday school sermon? Get her off!" "...a 'Thank you,' a 'Good morning,' a 'How are you.'" Julie, can you hear me? I need you to hit Renny in the head with a chair. A P.A. will be out momentarily to drag her back to her seat. "It is with great respect that in this game, I think it's good that you get in touch with a person's you-man spirit..." I'm going to run in there and strangle her myself with her own Mardi Gras beads! "...and on a you-man level, and I believe that way in life, and I believe this way in this game. So with this, that is why I'm voting for this person tonight!" Oh, my God, I think I blacked out. Is she done? Tell me she's done!

Before the votes were revealed, there was an interesting segment in which the four non-voting housemates voted out early were asked for their take on the show. They were the only ones who'd actually seen it, and thereby had an insider and outsider perspective. Brian, who so overplayed his hands at the beginning of this game, gave a wonderfully clearheaded wag of the finger to Michelle and April for their personal attacks against Libra and Keesha. The lesson was completely lost on Michelle, of course, as she spent the entire time mouthing disbelief and rolling her eyes. Even showing her the tapes won't teach her a lesson: I have a feeling that she has such a powerful defense system built up against her own faults that if you show her video evidence of her own ridiculousness, she'll abruptly succumb to temporary hysterical blindness.

Then, after a typically mushmouthed conversation with Jessie about how Dan, as America's Player, messed with him, the votes were read, and Dan won unanimously. As he celebrated, a woman in a black dress came skittering toward him and embraced him, and from the back I thought it was Julie Chen. Had his old-fashioned charms finally won her over? Would she yell, "From now on, you can call me Mrs. Dan!" But no, it was his girlfriend, Monica.

Then came time for the viewers' choice $25,000 prize to be awarded to their favorite jury member: Jerry came in second, which was odd. Considering how you readers have been trashing him on the message boards, I wonder if somewhere out there a Bizarro BB TV Watch exists, in which Jerry is regularly hailed as a hero. But the winner was Keesha, which I was happy with. What I like about Keesha is that she was clearly cast to fill the hot, flirty, ditzy-blonde slot, — but, barring her screechy laugh and cooing over her dog, she refused to play the part. She was smart (enough), sensible, and reasonable; even though she was angry at Memphis, she quickly thawed when he said that his evicting her was a game decision, and he was sorry it "might have ruined a friendship that I might not ever get back."

And speaking of things you can't get back, how about the 29 hours we all spent watching this show this summer? Dan was a great player, but it wasn't a fantastic season: The last four weeks were too predictable, with Dan dominating and steering the proceedings. But it won't make me abandon Big Brother next season: Unlike Dan, I'm no Judas.
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Post by: RealityFreakWill on September 17, 2008, 11:15:14 AM
James Rhine of BB6/7 posted those pictures from last night....

Chelsia and Nick
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Adam and James
(http://a277.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/106/l_8e24b237288f9bcf3b113f6d1014581c.jpg)

Libra and James
(http://a482.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/101/l_5d85cb40cfe48d39dd4bb157dc792731.jpg)

Chelsia and Steven
(http://a692.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/70/l_feef4da527f8a69ca1cf4e9beaf39d5b.jpg)

Dan, Monica and James
(http://a316.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/114/l_97ad2a195f5df4eb6743bb12700160cb.jpg)

Dan and James
(http://a884.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/94/l_e40c782f9b6f074f6e3c0115939b0c53.jpg)

Parker, Beau, James and Ashlea
(http://a271.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/6/l_5437d5483384e91bfda8d515ba6bed56.jpg)

Title: Re: Post Season Updates (please read the initial post for rules for this thread)
Post by: TARAsia Fan on September 17, 2008, 11:35:18 AM
Wow, backless dress. What's up with that? Not that I mind, but wow.
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Post by: furzball on September 17, 2008, 11:43:41 AM
Parker really needs to do something with that mess on his head!! :lol:
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Post by: puddin on September 17, 2008, 11:48:28 AM
more interviews by silverdollar

http://au.youtube.com/user/silverdollar71
Title: Re: Post Season Updates (please read the initial post for rules for this thread)
Post by: RealityFreakWill on September 17, 2008, 12:21:51 PM
from buddytv.com

Big Brother 10: Finale Ramblings

Big Brother 10 ended last night with the most deserving player taking home the large cash prize.  Fans seem to be pleased with the season as a whole.  I can honestly say that I haven't enjoyed a season this much since Big Brother: All-Stars, and I only liked that season because of Dr. Will Kirby's presence.  Similarly, Dan was what made Big Brother 10 enjoyable.  Without him, I'm not sure what would have happened.  Memphis certainly wouldn't have made it as far as he did.  It might have turned into the Renny and Keesha show.  After a night to mull everything over, I have some lingering thoughts about the finale, which can be found below in ramble form.

As much as I enjoyed seeing Jerry squirm and Ollie awkwardly laugh away his embarrassment last night, it was probably a little unfair of CBS to put them on the spot during a live show.  Jerry might have deserved public ridicule for his actions, but he's an old guy, and there's no need to kick a man while he's down.  I think that CBS should have given Jerry a more realistic edit, showing America that he was actually kind of a jerk to his fellow houseguests, and not the sweet old man the network wanted him to be.  But, still, outing him without his prior knowledge during a live broadcast was an ambush.  It was deserved, but unnecessary.

April either did a great job of covering up her bitterness, or found some perspective while in the sequester house.  She didn't seem bitter at all when Keesha won that $25,000 prize.  She even complimented Keesha during the jury questions for how strong a player she was.  It's likely that the two talked their differences out once Keesha arrived in sequester.  I imagine it would be hard, even for April, to continue hating a person like Keesha, who isn't remotely hatable.

This theory, that April came around in the jury house, could possibly be the main culprit in the jury's unanimous vote for Dan.  If April did indeed take off her Keesha-hating blinders, she would have wised up to the fact that Dan was the deserving winner.  If this is the case, then Ollie and Michelle would have taken a cue from April, hence their votes for Dan.

I think Big Brother should hold their final jury vote in the same way Survivor does.  Have the jury questioning, then force the jury to vote immediately afterwards.  This way, the jury members aren't given a day to talk it over and come to a consensus.  The jury questioning would become much more important.  A juror can go into the questioning leaning one way, be convinced to go a different way, and have to make that decision solely on their own.  The way it works now, the jurors can discuss their votes prior to the live finale and get a feel for how it'll all shake out.  If you're in the minority, then it makes sense that you'd change your vote and cast it for who will be the eventual winner.  It'd make everything a little more exciting.

Renny loves attention, and loves stealing camera time.  That woman should host some sort of ridiculous talk show.  Maybe a cooking show or a Martha Stewart type home living program.

I think Memphis was really, really surprised that he didn't at least receive a couple of votes.

Possible Amazing Race teams culled from Big Brother 10:  Renny/Keesha, Dan/Memphis, April/Ollie

People best suited for Survivor: Keesha (think bikinis), Dan (master gamesman) and Ollie (inability to swim)

Is Jessie really that narcissistic?  Did he genuinely thank America for keeping him in their thoughts when America clearly wanted him out of the house?

Finally, can we stop this charade and get ourselves a new host for Big Brother 11?  Maybe someone who brings something to the table, other than a black hole of charisma?
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Post by: RealityFreakWill on September 17, 2008, 12:37:20 PM
The Renegades and their blown-up checks

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Monica, Dan's mom and sister, Kelly

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Title: Re: Post Season Updates (please read the initial post for rules for this thread)
Post by: RealityFreakWill on September 17, 2008, 01:38:06 PM
From buddytv.com

Big Brother 10: Season in Review

Big Brother 10 concluded proving that no matter what you do throughout the season, in the end good game play really is the best way to win the jury's heart.  And so it wrapped up just as it should have, with Dan, the best player in the house, taking home the $500,000 prize.

Big Brother 10 had more to offer than just Dan. Looking back on the season, we came across some colorful personalities, including Jerry, who joined Big Brother as his "last hurrah."  The old man wasn't really a great social player but he entertained us with quite a few of his antics and was able to reach the final 3.  Sneeze and booger, anyone?  There's also Ollie and April, who added a whole new level to the word “showmance,” Renny, who humored viewers by showing off her impersonation skills, and Libra, who smothered the house with her motherly instinct.  These are just a few of the 13 houseguests that entered the Big Brother house this season.  But since season 10 has been tagged as the season of the Renegades, I'd like to focus this review on Dan.

So how did Dan become one of the great all-time players of Big Brother?

Dan's Big Brother journey started on thin ice.  He was good friends with Brian, who became the first houseguest evicted.  Because of his alliance with Brian, he was nominated by Jessie in week 2 but survived the eviction.  Then he took the offer as he was voted as America's Player in week 4 for the chance at $20,000.  As America's Player, he was tasked to get Jessie nominated, hug Jessie for 10 seconds, and vote for Jessie in the eviction ceremony.  Luckily, he succeeded in all three.

Despite constant attacks from Jerry, who referred to Dan as Judas and accused him of "hiding behind his cross," Dan was able to focus on his game play and by week 6, won the Power of Veto (PoV).  Subsequently, he won Head of Household (HoH) and nominated Michelle as a replacement when Memphis took himself off the block, after turning on a deal made with Ollie, who then trashed items in the house and directed homophobic slurs toward Dan and Memphis.

During the double eviction episode, Dan won PoV but opted not to use it on either Jerry or Ollie who were nominated at the time.  The following week, however, Jerry nominated Dan and Keesha for eviction but Dan was able to survive it yet again as Memphis won PoV and used it on Dan.  Jerry replaced Dan with Renny, who was sent home that week.

By week 9, Dan won HoH again, making him the third person to win HoH twice.  Moreover, he won the luxury competition in which he opted to take a jury member he most grievously wronged in the form of Michelle, rather than a houseguest.  This was a very good move since it gave him the opportunity to sway her vote.  Afterwards, Dan won the final HoH, becoming the first person in season 10 to win the position three times.  He forged a solid alliance with Memphis, whom he took to the finale.

Dan took risks and got sympathy to come his way, and in the end, became the only winner in Big Brother history to win by a unanimous vote.
Title: Re: Post Season Updates (please read the initial post for rules for this thread)
Post by: RealityFreakWill on September 17, 2008, 02:17:36 PM
From msnbc.com

Dan runs away with ‘Big Brother 10’ crown
Catholic school teacher first contestant to win all seven jury votes

He might have a lot of sins to confess when he next goes to Mass, but Catholic school teacher Dan Gheesling has 500,000 reasons for not feeling guilty about his actions on "Big Brother" this season.

Gheesling was voted the runaway winner of the show's 10th season on Tuesday, becoming the first player ever to win all seven jury votes and the half-million dollar prize. Mixologist Memphis Garrett came in second, taking home $50,000.

The victory capped a strong performance for the 24-year-old Catholic school teacher. He won Head of Household (HoH) three times, made agreements with and blatantly betrayed a pair of jury members, and had far more blood on his hands than Garrett in earning a spot in the final two despite being a target from the opening week.

Garrett never won an HoH and admitted to throwing some of the competitions to avoid the perils of power. Instead, he counted on his likability and under-the-radar style to overcome Gheesling's more obvious game-playing, and at one point he had deals with three of the remaining four houseguests agreeing to take them to the finale.

It was difficult to tell from the jury questioning who had the edge, since each of the seven voters seemed to dislike both of the finalists and considered them responsible for their eviction. Which, of course, they were, since that's how the game is played.
 
But Keesha Smith and Renny Martyn, who were allied with the duo before being voted off the show, were both vocal in their dislike for Garrett and their respect for Gheesling's game-playing abilities. Gheesling also worked hard to earn the vote of Michelle Costa after arranging her eviction earlier in the season.

Gheesling agreed to protect Costa and Bryan "Ollie" Ollie in exchange for Ollie's throwing an HOH challenge in his favor, but instead engineered Costa's eviction, with Ollie being the next to go. After both were sent packing from the Big Brother house, he selected Costa to accompany him on a private beach trip he won while in the house both to atone for his betrayal and to lobby for her vote.

That proved successful. He also managed to win over 75-year-old Jerry MacDonald, who called Gheesling a "Judas" at several points during the season for breaking his word. April Dowling and Libra Thompson completed the sweep.

Smith also emerged as a winner on the season finale. The Hooters waitress earned the $25,000 prize for being America's favorite jury member.
Title: Re: Post Season Updates (please read the initial post for rules for this thread)
Post by: RealityFreakWill on September 17, 2008, 02:27:17 PM
Keesha's boyfriend JJ posted this bulletin message on myspace:

 Good Morning BB10 and Keesha Fans...

I am talking a real good morning... I just wanted to say you guys "Rock"...

To every one that voted... She wonnn .....

We plan just to relax...

You should see her and Gimzo.... By the way things are looking good I mean Real good for Keesha's and my future...


Once again.. to the people you know who you are,,, It will take a few days but I will tell Keesha about every one of you.. and what you did


Thank You..

JJ
Title: Re: Post Season Updates (please read the initial post for rules for this thread)
Post by: furzball on September 17, 2008, 11:00:21 PM
Dan will be making a guest appearance on The Bonnie Hunt Show tomorrow (Thursday 9/18) at 2 PM eastern time
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Post by: puddin on September 17, 2008, 11:02:08 PM
 

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

How Big Brother 10's Dan Talked His Way to $500,000
by Adam Bryant
Dan Gheesling, winner of Big Brother 10
After a long summer of manipulation, betrayal and all the other underhanded adjectives that go along with Big Brother, Catholic school teacher Dan Gheesling was crowned the game's winner by a 7-0 vote from his evicted peers. We caught up with him to learn his plans for the cash after besting his "Renegade" ally, what he believes was the defining moment of his game (which might surprise you), how he really feels about Keesha and when he'll be heading to confession.
TVGuide.com: Congratulations! What are your plans for the $500,000?
DanGheesling: It's very overwhelming. I do have some plans, but I'm not sure how immediate they will be. My girlfriend Monica is probably going to be getting a gift that fits on her left ring finger, but when that's going to happen, we still need to talk about. Other than that, it will probably be some smart investments. I want to stay in teaching and coaching, so if I invest well, I should be able to do that without worrying about my financial future. Nothing too extravagant for me — I'm a straightforward Midwest guy and don't need a lot. But having that kind of money is unbelievable.

TVGuide.com: You obviously had fan support — you won America's Player and were always at the top of our reader Power Rankings. But did you have any idea you would win over the jury for a 7-0 vote?
Dan: [Laughs] No way. I thought it was going to be either Memphis or me in a 4-3 win. A 7-0 vote is overwhelming. I thought I had Keesha and Renny, and I thought Jerry and Libra would definitely vote for Memphis, which left the game for April, Ollie and Michelle to decide. It was all up in the air, and I had no idea what they would do. For it to work out the way it did, I was just as shocked as anyone.

TVGuide.com: When did you decide that it was the right moment to stop playing "weak"?
Dan: I needed to wait for a challenge that I knew I could win. When I looked at April winning the earthquake challenge, she impressed a lot of people. So, I knew if I was going to win an endurance challenge, I had to pick my mark, and I did when I got up on that vine. Plus, I had just won the veto right before that. Once you win competitions, there's no turning back, so I knew I had to pick something that I could control my own will. Luckily I was able to talk good ol' Ollie into dropping.

TVGuide.com: You're head whipped around a couple of times at Memphis during the jury interrogation. What were you most shocked to learn about your fellow Renegade?
Dan: I found out a couple things about him on the trip with Michelle — mostly that he had an alliance with Michelle. I felt like that was the case, but it was never really proven. He also told me that the banner said "We Love Libra" not "Libra's a Liar," so he did pull some Dan-like antics on me with that one. Other than that, Memphis was very loyal, and I found a best friend in the house.

TVGuide.com: So you never doubted him in the game?
Dan: Memphis never really had a chance to prove himself to me until he won that veto. I was like, "Alright, it's time to find out if the Renegades are for real or not." So when he used that veto on me and took me off the block, I knew there was no stopping us unless we got unlucky. We did get lucky a couple times, but when he used the veto, I knew we had a shot to take it to the end.

TVGuide.com: When he took you off, he then evicted alliance member Keesha. Did he know how much of a bad guy you were making him out to be in Keesha's mind?
Dan: I talked to Memphis and told him I was going to have to throw him under the bus. But I don't think he realized I was going to throw him under the bus, run him over, put in reverse and keep running him over back and forth. That's exactly what I did, and I had to take that opportunity. When he voted Keesha out, that was my glimmer of hope to win — prior to that I didn't think I had a chance.

TVGuide.com: Explain your gift to Keesha on her way out the door.
Dan: I gave two people gifts when they left the house, two people I cared for deeply. I gave Brian something when left, and I gave Keesha this duck that I confiscated from the house on Day 1. I wanted her to look at something that would remind her of me everyday and remind her to fight for those votes for me. The meaning on the bottom was harmless and just something I threw out there. But basically, it was a token to remind her of me and to fight for me to win.

TVGUide.com: Do you think Monica sent you that "Taken" shirt because she saw you and Keesha flirting on the feeds?
Dan: [Laughs] I had a long talk with Monica last night about the entire experience, and there were a few questions about Keesha. But everything is good on the homefront. She knows Keesha and I are just tremendous friends. I think the world of Keesha, and I wish her the best of everything, but we're just friends.

TVGuide.com: Obviously, the big moment for you was backdooring Michelle because you said she was strong. But we only saw her win one competition. Was it actually more to get in Ollie's head?
Dan: It was a definite combination of both. When Michelle was in that competition with April, she hung up there for what seemed like days. She proved to a lot of people that in a test of will's Michelle is going to win, and that scared a lot of people, me included. I knew if she got to the end, she'd be fighting tooth and nail and could probably beat me. She was strong in competitions, not so much in manipulating people, but she would've been tough to beat down the line. As for Ollie, he stabbed me and Brian in the back in Week 1, and I told Brian I would take out Ollie and Jerry for him. It's a game, and what goes around comes around.

TVGuide.com: You told the jury you did that to ensure that you were disliked so Memphis would take you to the end. I smell some teacher Dan rhetoric.
Dan: [Laughs] Did you ever see me work any rhetoric in the house? I didn't do that kind of stuff in the house, did I? [Laughs] I knew I pushed the limits of that roulette game a little too far. I got a little borderline overconfident, and I knew I had to put a strategic spin on it, and lucky for me it worked. I always prepared in the house, whether it was for competitions or speeches, and this was no different. I was able to cover my tracks a little because I did get out of hand, but luckily I had a chance to redeem myself in the eyes of the jury.

TVGuide.com: You said you would play the game dirty if you had to and then go to confession. So, when's confession?
Dan: [Laughs] I talked to the powers that be at St, Mary's early this morning to make sure I still have a job, which I do. The chancellor is supporting me, and I just set up my three-hour confession time with him as soon as I get back to Michigan. It's going to be a long one, but I have a lot of support at St. Mary's. They said, "Is it a sin to bluff in poker and is it a sin to trap someone in chess? If it is, then Dan's a sinner, but if not, he was just playing a game." And that meant the world to me.


   
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Title: Re: Post Season Updates (please read the initial post for rules for this thread)
Post by: RealityFreakWill on September 18, 2008, 12:30:19 AM
Dan and Memphis on HouseCalls


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Title: Re: Post Season Updates (please read the initial post for rules for this thread)
Post by: michael on September 18, 2008, 12:39:00 AM
Thanks Will!
Title: Re: Post Season Updates (please read the initial post for rules for this thread)
Post by: RealityFreakWill on September 18, 2008, 12:42:31 AM
Dan's interview with ew.com

EW talked to Dan Gheesling, the 25-year-old Catholic school teacher from Michigan and quite possibly the nicest winner in Big Brother history, about his landslide victory, his thoughts about Jerry and what his girlfriend Monica asked him once the show was over.(Catch Josh Wolk's Big Brother finale recap here.)

What did you think of the unanimous vote in your favor? Who did you think was the least likely to vote for you on the jury?
Man I was hoping to get four votes … maybe. But 7-0, wow, what a phenomenal feeling. I thought Keesha and Renny were solid but the others were up in the air. I thought Jerry and Libra would vote for Memphis and April, Ollie and Michelle would decide the game. I think this is a first in Big Brother history. (Editor’s note: He’s right. It is. Even the Big Brother master, Dr. Will, had two votes against him in season 2.)

We saw your girlfriend Monica hug you at the end. Did she think you acted like a good boy?
Monica was pretty supportive but I had some questions to answer. One had to do with my sharing a place to sleep with Keesha. I assured Monica that I built a wall of pillows between us and put a picture of Monica on top of the pillow wall. I told Monica it was for game play. Any girl would hate to see her boyfriend in bed with a girl as beautiful and charming and nice as Keesha, but we were just friends.

There was speculation in the house that you were America’s player. Did that last for long?
I had to fight that off every second thanks to one woman: Libra. She started the America’s Player conspiracy. It went on constantly. I always had to battle it. (Editor’s note: Dan was America’s player for one week, and won $20,000 for it.)

It’s all over now Dan, so you can say it. Who was really a vile person in the house?
You’re trying to get me in trouble here! How about we say who was the most un-clean? The person with the least amount of personal hygiene was Jerry, but we still loved him. At 75 he doesn’t need to wash his hands anymore.

Was it just us or were you always yelling to the camera in the diary room? Are you just a loud talker?
I tried to be very inconspicuous, very calm, in the house. I’m very calm as a teacher. But after school as a coach I like to get fired up. So in the diary room I’d like to coach up America. That was my chance. I took it and ran with it.

Let’s go back and talk about specific things in the house. I have to start with what you said at the start of the game … that you think a trip to confession will help wipe the slate clean. Dude, really? Are you gonna go? And what on earth will you say?
Without a doubt, I’ve already spoken to the powers at be back at St. Mary’s and arranged a three-hour confession. Part of being Catholic is that you’re not supposed to lie and manipulate, but that’s what you have to do to win. The St. Mary community was behind me 100 percent. I didn’t want to be seen fighting or dropping f-bombs. I didn’t want the kids (back at school) losing their temper, and they never saw me do that. I played Big Brother the best that I could. I stayed within the confines of the rules, though there are no rules in Big Brother.

Let’s talk about Jerry’s Judas comment. Were you hurt by that or were you more hurt by the implication that Jessie, of all people, represented Jesus in that scenario?
Neither was offensive. It was like water running off my back. I never let it pull me in. I knew what they were trying to do, but it was not worth getting into personal fight over religion. I was focused on the game.

Jerry was in your face a lot. Did he scare you?
No, Jerry’s a big teddy bear. He’s still is tough man, though, who could beat me in a fight.

Can we go back to that HOH competition when Michelle won and we heard Jerry trash-talking you in the background? Do you remember all the crap he said?
When Michelle won, it felt like Jerry won. He was in my face, pointing his finger in my face saying 'don’t hide behind the cross,' blah blah blah. He got so fired up and made it so personal, but I never did anything to him in the game. I voted Jessie out, not Jerry. He acted like I took shots at him but I never put him in harm's way but he took things so personally.

Now let’s talk about when you won against Ollie. We at home were pretty suspicious that you were the only one wearing a hooded jacket during what turned out to be a very wet challenge. Ollie said he was half-nude. How is it possible you knew to wear a jacket?
I’m been waiting for this question. In this game, it’s not about being bigger or stronger, it’s about being smarter. I knew we hadn’t done an endurance competition yet with any kind of liquid, so I decided why not wear a jacket to be prepared? Sometimes I carry out a long sleeve shirt and throw it aside if I don’t need it. This was the one case where I got lucky with it. There was a lot of speculation that producers told me to wear it. Being a Big Brother fan I was suspicious about how involved the producers were, but there was no funny business. No one told me to wear a jacket.

What are you going to do with the money and please don't say you’re going to give it to charity.
Here’s what I’m going to do. Some time in the near future I’m going to buy Monica a gift to fit on her ring finger. Other than that I may invest it. I’ll stay at St. Mary’s and continue the job I love. I may even set up a college scholarship for Big Brother alumni -- but only for the non-winners because the winners won’t need it.
Title: Re: Post Season Updates (please read the initial post for rules for this thread)
Post by: RealityFreakWill on September 18, 2008, 12:58:55 AM
Angie, Brian, Steven, Josh & Sharon did a photo shoot today with The Real Deal....here's a few

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Title: Re: Post Season Updates (please read the initial post for rules for this thread)
Post by: RealityFreakWill on September 18, 2008, 01:09:46 AM
Here's a few more pics posted by James BB6/7 from last night

Ashley, Angie and Monica

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Dan's sister, Kelly, James, Ashley, Angie, Monica and Chelsia

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Title: Re: Post Season Updates (please read the initial post for rules for this thread)
Post by: RealityFreakWill on September 18, 2008, 01:27:26 AM
here's a few more by The Real Deal photo shoot

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Title: Re: Post Season Updates (please read the initial post for rules for this thread)
Post by: RealityFreakWill on September 18, 2008, 01:49:58 AM
Dan's phone interview with The Detroit News...

Dan's the man.

Dearborn's Dan Gheesling just won the 10th season of "Big Brother," walking away with a cool $500,000 in prize money on Tuesday's season finale of the CBS reality show.

Now, the 25-year-old biology and physical education teacher at Orchard Lake St. Mary's Preparatory, where he's also assistant coach of the varsity football team, faces the arduous task of catching up with life after spending his summer inside the "Big Brother" house on the CBS lot in Los Angeles, where he was totally isolated from the outside world for the past 10 weeks.

During a phone interview on Wednesday, The Detroit News had the misfortune of informing Gheesling about the deaths of Bernie Mac and Isaac Hayes, as well as the ouster of Kwame Kilpatrick from his office as mayor of Detroit.

And while we could have rubbed in the fact that we've seen "The Dark Knight" multiple times -- something Gheesling said he's been waiting to do for weeks -- we chose to let him off the hook easy on that one.

Here's what Gheesling -- smooth talker, slick character and ardent Michigan booster -- had to say about his game play, his future plans, and whether he'd ever consider returning to the "Big Brother" house.

What was your strategy going in? Did you know you were going to come in and throw a bunch of competitions?

No. To tell you the truth, I've been a student of the game. I studied a lot. And I decided going in to the house with a strategy is really presumptuous. Because in past "Big Brother" seasons, you don't know what they're going to throw at you, so to go in there and say you're going to do this, this, and this, there's too many variables there, the biggest variable being the houseguests. I was very confident I could win until I stepped foot in the house. Then I see all these huge, tough, physical competitors, a couple master manipulators, and some strong-willed athletes. And then there's me, the 5-foot-9-inch, 150-pound teacher from Michigan. So I had to reassess almost week-by-week in the house, and when I got in some trouble in week one, I had to reassess and play possum for awhile.

So between the time you're told you're going to be on the show and when you enter the house, is there anything you can do to prepare?

"Big Brother" keeps their secrets much like the FBI or the Secret Service. I did search all the message boards, everything online, because I'm trying to go into this thing with whatever kind of advantage that I can, but I couldn't find anything. The only thing I found was the number of houseguests, but that really doesn't tell you much.

Watching past seasons, would you say to yourself, 'Oh, I would have played it this way, or I would have done this differently?'

Yeah, definitely. Being a big fan, I ran through a lot of scenarios in my head of how I would have done things. But until you're thrown in that house with 12 other crazy people, you don't know exactly how you're going to play it.

As a fan, what did you like about the show?

When I was a sophomore in high school at Dearborn Divine Child, I was just enamored by the fact that you put these people in a house, and it wasn't about necessarily how strong you were or how smart you were, it's how could you maneuver your way through this house of people who were trying to kick you out. It's kind of like "Survivor," but in a house.

Who are some of your favorite players from past seasons?

I modeled my game after Will and Mike Boogie (from "Big Brother 2"), and built it from there. Here's the thing: Some of these houseguests had seen maybe one season or hadn't seen any seasons at all, and it's like going into an exam. I tell my students you need to study for a test, and "Big Brother" was like an examination for me, and I had nine full seasons I could study going into the house.

How did you cram?

I looked at some big time things. The good thing about "Big Brother" is a lot of the episodes are on the Internet, right on the CBS web site, and I would go back and watch a season at a time. Make no bones about it, it wasn't easy. Who wants to sit in front of a computer 30 hours and study? I didn't do it 30 hours at a time, but I'd do 5 hours here, 5 hours there.

How many weeks did you have between the time you found out you were going to be on the show and when you packed your bags?

I had about two days. The whole casting process took a couple months. The one thing I would like to say about the casting process, my family and some of my friends were disappointed with how I came off on the pre-show, the interviews, my bio on the Web site and whatnot, but I've tried to make it known that I started playing the game during the casting process. They weren't going to put an average-looking, 5-foot-9-inch, not-built kid on the show unless there's something controversial about it. So when "Big Brother" would ask me questions in casting, I was playing the game right there. I gave them the answers they wanted to hear, whether I believed them or not, at the sake of my reputation. And luckily, I was in the house long enough so people know I'm not like I was in those interviews.

What is the most important thing that happened in the house that allowed you to win?

On a game level, obviously making the alliance with Memphis was huge. I was in a position where I could give him a vote, but I didn't want to give him a vote for free, basically. So we started the alliance and it worked out. But on a personal level, you win HOH (Head of Household) and you get all these personal artifacts from home. You get a letter, you get a picture of your family, and that really kind of pushed me through because being locked up in the house, you're basically dead. You don't see your family, you don't hear from them. So to get just a little piece of home was very helpful.

The "Judas" comment. How did you feel about it then, and how do you feel about it now? (In the house, 75-year-old Jerry MacDonald called Gheesling "Judas" for his backstabbing ways.)

I feel the exact same way. When it came out of his mouth it was like water rolling off my back. In this game, people got so personal and so blinded by their emotions that they lost. And if you look at the things I did, no matter what I was called, whether it was being Catholic and being called Judas or whatnot, I never let it personally bother me because I knew that would distract me from winning this game.

What are your plans now? What do you plan on doing with the money?

My girlfriend has a present coming, and it's probably going to fit on her left ring finger.

Is there any timetable you're working on for that?

No, no timetable. My head's still spinning, and I haven't even slept since I found out I won. But the other thing, teaching in Michigan at Orchard Lake St. Mary's, you know you're not going to get rich doing that. And I'm not looking to get rich. However, now that I've won this money, I can probably stay at St. Mary's the rest of my life because that's what I want to do. I just need to make some smart investments, and who knows, you may see me coaching the Eaglets when (Orchard Lake St. Mary's varsity football) Coach (George) Porritt steps down one of these days.

That's funny you mention Orchard Lake St. Mary's, you gave no indication on the show that you had any affiliation with them.

I guess you missed the T-shirt I wore every day? (Laughs.) That's the other thing I kept in the back of my mind: The fact that I love my job and I don't want to lose it. To me, winning the half million dollars was not worth losing the respect of the students that I taught. I figured I could pull off the fact that I'm playing a game and I lied for that reason, but I couldn't pull that off if I got in any verbal arguments or raunchy conversations. I knew I couldn't do that. And that's not my personality anyways.

If you were to get married, which houseguests would you invite to your wedding?

Memphis might find himself as a groomsman, to tell you the truth. I never thought I'd walk away with a best friend. He'd be there, Keesha, Jerry, Renny. Pretty much everyone would be invited, but I'd probably have to be careful who I invited because of issues they have with one another. But I don't have any personal issues with anyone.

Are you going to go back and watch all the tapes from this season, or would that be an incredibly narcissistic thing to do?

I'd watch it from a fan standpoint. I've had about 10 seconds to myself, and I checked a clip online that my friend sent me, it's a conversation I had with Renny about time zones. It was on "The Soup," and just looking back as a fan, I was in that conversation but it wasn't as funny as sitting back and watching it edited and all that kind of stuff.

How do you plan to readjust to life after being isolated for so long?

Good question, maybe you could help me with that.

Doesn't it feel strange to be so out of the loop, especially in an election year?

Without a doubt. Some things came out about my political affiliation, and I don't really have a problem with that, but I didn't know who McCain's running mate was and what the heck was going on with that.

So have you heard of Sarah Palin yet?

I'm just recently finding out about her, and McCain definitely had some Dan-like antics in his maneuvers, because wow, what a bold pick. Definitely raised some eyelids. But the thing I miss is Michigan State scores, St. Mary's scores, and Detroit Lions scores.

Say you get the phone call for "Big Brother All-Stars 2." Would you go back?

It's a tough decision, a lot of factors would go into it. Obviously I just left my girlfriend and my family for three months. Am I going to be able to leave Monica with the ring on her finger for three months? I don't know. Never say never. But the other thing is, some people are putting me up there with the good players, which to me -- to be mentioned in the same sentence or paragraph with a Will or a Boogie or an Evel Dick -- as a fan, I couldn't ask for anything more. But at the same time, do you want to go out like Michael Jordan? Do you call it quits while you're on top, or do you go back again like Brett Favre, which I just found out about, by the way. Game-wise, I would love to come back, but it's more of a personal situation and where I'd be at.

When will you be back on the sidelines at Orchard Lake St. Mary's?

As soon as possible. I'll definitely be there as a spectator, but to jump into coaching? Coach Porritt and I talked this morning, and I talked to my headmaster, and luckily my job is still there. Coach Porritt was very receptive to me coming back, but obviously I wouldn't want to be a distraction to the team at this point, so we'll see what happens. But I'll definitely be in Michigan very soon.

On the show, you were always talking about Michigan and Dearborn, far more than any of the other contestants were talking about their home town or home state. Why?

I love our state, I love Dearborn. I love everything about Michigan. And we're one of the states going through a really tough time right now, and anything I could do to pull any attention to Michigan, I was just waiting for one more live opportunity to say, Hey, if you want to bring your business to Michigan, I'll sit down with the mayor of Dearborn and get you a tax break. That's how far I was willing to go. I just want to do whatever I can for Michigan, because I feel very loyal. I feel like the roots I established in Michigan, the values and things like that, are so different than people in California. I owe so much to Michigan, and anything I can do to help the state, whether it's little or big, I wanted to do. That's why you always heard me say Inspire Michigan or bring your business to Michigan.

When you were in the house, a contestant won $1 million on "Deal or No Deal" simply by picking a case. You fought for 10 weeks to win half of that. Unfair?

Not unfair at all. Playing "Deal or No Deal" is like rolling the dice, and it's the same thing with the "Big Brother" house. The only difference is, when you roll the dice in "Deal or No Deal," that's all you get. In "Big Brother," I could plan, I could use my mind to get ahead in this game. In "Deal or No Deal," it's luck. There is some luck involved in "Big Brother," but you control your effort, you control your game, you control how you're perceived. I wouldn't trade it for the world. It's been a heck of an experience. I came in looking for the money, and I came out with so much more. It's unbelievable.

Still, the $500,000 thing. Why hasn't "Big Brother" upped its prize to $1 million? Everything else is $1 million!

I thought the 10th season, maybe that was the twist this year, but I'm not going to complain. It's a lot of money for a 25-year-old teacher, especially in Michigan. I'll be able to get a ring and a house somewhere in Dearborn.
 
Title: Re: Post Season Updates (please read the initial post for rules for this thread)
Post by: RealityFreakWill on September 18, 2008, 01:53:29 AM
From TV Grapevine...

James Rhine
Dishes on the Finale

After spending Monday night with Angie, Steven, Brian, Monica, and Kelly I knew the Big Brother 10 Finale was going to be ridiculous. Not to mention the hour I spent with Dan's Mom trying to convince her that her son had it locked up.

So after getting to the Finale I expected to be placed in the Green Room with my BB Alum entourage which consisted of Jen BB9, Parker, Chelsia, Josh, Sharon BB9 and our friends. I met Nick BB8 when I got there and he was really an outstanding guy. One of those people you meet and just know you'll be friends. I also met ED, saw Zach and a slew of other peeps from BB Past. Beau and Ashlea pulled up in a Mercedes Mothership which was too be expected...

I thought was going to be placed in the Green Room, but apparently they put my friend and I in the Audience. So much fun, I was placed next to Bunky and kept trying to move his placard till Security made me stop. When Bunky eventually arrived, he was cool, but I'm sure he'll be back to shit talking me again on House Calls. The show was great, when Chen walked out, hearing her voice live sent me into some of the most insane flashbacks. Everything negative from the Big Brother experience was dissapearing. As you saw, the show went off without a hitch, maybe some scripted questions from the non-jury members but other than that a great show.

Afterwards I joined all my Alum, who had a 2 hour head start drinking, in the Green Room. We all had so much fun. After a couple of hours the Big Brother 10 cast came down and they were all so gracious and nice. I met Renny, whom I adored! I had previously spent 20 minutes trying to figure out what her husband was saying with his thick accent, you could tell how much he missed her. Libra and her husband were so cool, she's like 6 foot tall with heels! Jesse was nice. April and Ollie, 2 great people still a little overwhelmed by the whole experience. I talked to Michele and really got a great feel for how genuine she was. We talked about our "Diary Room  outburts" and laughed at all the crazy shit you do and say in there...  When I finally got the Jerry he was barely able to talk, he was with his daughter and we talked for awhile about how he was the only one trying to get rid on the Memphis and Dan. Talking to him was a real pleasure.

Then I saw Dan, who gave me a hug and we chatted with him and Monica for a bit. Kelly was there also and I tried to convince him to just dip and go back to the hotel to spend time with his girl friend. He wouldn't have it. Dan wanted to talk to the fans, House Guests, and the others giving each person individual attention and there was no doubt why he won. A complete class act.
Title: Re: Post Season Updates (please read the initial post for rules for this thread)
Post by: RealityFreakWill on September 18, 2008, 02:01:50 AM
Steven, Nick, Jen & Brian

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Jen & Renny

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Title: Re: Post Season Updates (please read the initial post for rules for this thread)
Post by: RealityFreakWill on September 18, 2008, 02:21:11 AM
Dan's interview with midseasonreplacements.com

Midseasonreplacements gets an exclusive interview with Dan. No more censored structured CBS email interviews. 10 minutes on the phone where I can ask about Ollie cumming, Jerry being a hypocrite and Ollie being dumb enough to believe he would keep his deal. I actually came away really liking him, as he seemed to “get” the show and what you have to do to win it more than most. read it all after the jump…

Midseasonreplacements: Well, first congratulations for winning the game

Dan: What!? I won the game? (laughs).

Midseasonreplacements: I am not only surprised that you won but that you won unanimously.

Dan: You and me both.

Midseasonreplacements: It seemed Memphis was much more cautious and didn’t make as many enemies as you did. Why do you think you won over him?

Dan: I think the fact that I had a personal relationship with everyone in the house at some point definitely helped me. Especially with the votes. April had a vote and Ollie had a vote. Memphis might have said ten words to them in the house when he was there. If Memphis didn’t like you, he wasn’t going to talk to you. I think that helped me in the end.

Midseasonreplacements: It also seemed that once the houseguests started going into the jury house, you changed your strategy to a much more aggressive jury strategy.

Dan: Definitely. I tried to win votes before it got to the jury house. I had an extraordinary opportunity with Michelle to win back a vote. With Renny and with Keesha I just tried to win a vote before it got to the jury speech time. I think obviously the only one I didn’t was Keesha before we got there, but the less damage I had to do with the jury speeches the better.

Midseasonreplacements: So you think that you pretty much had most of the votes up until the final interview that they all gave to you?

Dan: No, not at all. I thought for sure that I had Keesha and Renny. To tell you the truth in the final live day I thought I had a 50% chance of winning. I thought it would be 4-3 either way. I thought I had Keesha and Renny and Memphis had Jerry and Libra which left the game down to April, Ollie and Michelle. So I really didn’t feel confident winning let alone a 7-0 vote. It’s extremely overwhelming and unexpected. Being a huge fan of the show I couldn’t think of a, and maybe I’m wrong, I couldn’t remember anyone winning unanimously.

Midseasonreplacements: No. No one ever has.

Dan: Unbelievable.

Midseasonreplacements: You say you watched the show before. Some people had talked about you and Monica slated to be a secret couple in a previous season. Is that true?

Dan: Umm, I can’t talk to you much about that but ahhh, there was a previous opportunity for both of us to go on but it didn’t work out.

Midseasonreplacements: The Judas thing got a lot of play. You didn’t say anything and kept your mouth shut which is probably the smartest thing to do. Did it really bother you as much as it did other people?

Dan: [laughs] No, not at all. Any personal attacks on this game I kind of laughed off. It was like water rolling off of my back. I knew anytime when people got into a fight and it was over something personal, one of those people always went home. I did not want to be one of those people so I had to control my emotions better than anyone else in the house and I think I did that and that’s why I am where I am right now.

Midseasonreplacements: The thing about Jerry is he would get so angry with you. He was actually the first person to publically break his word in week one with Brian…

Dan: [laughs] I know. funny, huh?

Midseasonreplacements: But no one ever called him out on that! Up until his last day in the house he kept telling everyone that he never breaks his word. Why didn’t you or anyone call him out on that?

Dan: That’s the thing. Anything with Jerry, and you know I respect him and enjoy him as a person, you can never get in a debate with Jerry because he [thinks he’s] always right. You could never bring up a point because he would never see it your way. So it’s the whole “don’t argue with fools” because people from a distance can’t tell who is who. If you see two people arguing can you tell me who the smart one is and who the foolish one is? No. So why even get in that argument. That’s how I felt about Jerry. Everyone knew that he lied. It didn’t need to be brought up. Even in his exit speech, here’s what he said “I’ve never lied to anyone, except..”. OK, so you did lie in the game Jerry. To me that hard thing about this game, if you’re going to lie, why not admit to it? You know what I mean? Or, why not continue to lie. If you’re gonna lie, lie the whole way, don’t do it and…

Midseasonreplacements: Well, you yourself said in week one when Ollie turned against Brian, you said in the dairy room “I’m not going to sacrifice my word for $500,000”.

Dan: Right.

Midseasonreplacements: Did you actually mean that at the time, or was that just talk?

Dan: You know what, here’s the thing. I wanted to go through the game and, maybe I was naive trying to keep my word, but I found out quickly if ahhh… Ollie was probably one of the last people I expected to stab me in the back based on first impressions. So as soon as that happened I said “game on” and I had to play a game that I knew that I probably should have played from the beginning. But coming into this house I was definitely naive to the fact that I thought I might be able to get through keeping my word. But then I remembered the previous 9 seasons that I studied and I knew it was time to play.

Midseasonreplacements: When you made that deal with Ollie, where you pretty much handed him the entire HOH power..

Dan: yeah…

Midseasonreplacements: Did you intend to keep that deal all the way through?

Dan: No. There was no chance whatsoever. I had about 5 minutes left on that rope and I was trying to do whatever I could to get him off. I think that was the downfall of some people on this show. They didn’t watch any of these other seasons. I mean how many times have you seen, being a fan of Big Brother, someone make a deal during an endurance challenge and did not go through with it? Let alone, probably one of the worst deals in Big Brother history for me giving up almost every power of HOH. I mean, did you really think I was gonna keep that deal Ollie? Are you really that dumb?

Midseasonreplacements: Yeah I gotta be honest, I was amazed that he was strutting around all week acting like he had all this power when it was obvious that no one in their right mind would keep that deal.

Dan: [laughs] I know, he asked me in the jury house “Why did you keep the first two parts of the deal and not the third part?”. The reason was that he believed that I was going to let the deal go through and let him pick a replacement nominee. I mean, why did I stay up there for 4 hours? For a picture of Monica? Yeah, a picture of Monica meant the world to me, but that wasn’t going to win me a half a million dollars.

Midseasonreplacements: The jury was under the impression that Memphis was having others do his dirty work for him. I think they were unaware how much you were manipulating Memphis and other people without anyone knowing about it. I actually give you a lot of credit for that. Do you think if they knew this, the vote would have gone differently?

Dan: I really don’t just because when you have someone like Libra in the jury house, someone Like Keesha, someone like Jerry. 3 people who played the game pretty tough. I thought at the end they would vote for someone who played this game hard whether it got emotional or not. I think Libra respects the game tremendously and she wanted to vote for the person that she thought played a better game. And that’s how she voted. Anytime you get people on the house that have watched previous seasons there going to vote for who played the best game and not who played nice.

Midseasonreplacements: In your preshow bio, it described you as pretty conservative politically, but when you got in the house you really kept that to yourself. Was that a conscious decision?

Dan: Definitely. I think anytime you bring politics into anything you are going to polarize people and I definitely did not want to do that. But here’s the thing I need to make clear because I talked to Monica about the perceptions of me going into the house and how they are were vastly different by the end of the season. I want it to be known that I started playing this game in the casting process. I knew they would not put a normal average Midwest teacher in the house so I had to say some things that I didn’t mean or didn’t even believe. So if you look at my bio , I haven’t had the chance to look at it. It’s pretty….

Midseasonreplacements: Exaggerated?

Dan: Yeah, very much so. I mean, Big Brother did not make that up. That stuff came out of my mouth, but I started playing this game in the casting process and I knew I had to do something extra to get into the house.

Midseasonreplacements: Now, some things were going on in the house that no one knew about except for a few people. But everyone watching knew about it. The big one was that April and Ollie were having ***.

Dan: Yeah, I found that out last night at about 2 in the morning when Monica told me and my mouth dropped. I had no clue whatsoever. When April left, Ollie kissed her on the cheek. That’s as far as I thought they’d gotten. I mean it’s none of my business but then it got in my head “Wait a minute; I slept in that same HOH bed”.

Midseasonreplacements: Another question the fans are asking is, why are you always yelling in the HOH room?

Dan: [laughs] I got that in the CBS poll question. In the house it’s pretty calm and you didn’t see a lot of “Coach Dan” come out. But in the diary room I let the inner coach come out. Being the summer I should’ve been coaching football. I didn’t get that opportunity because I had the opportunity to be in the Big Brother house. So it was my chance to coach America and Big Brother and that’s when I really got fired up and into it. I brought a lot of energy and unfortunately I think I blew out a few microphones.

Midseasonreplacements: Thanks Dan, I really am surprised as you’re the first person in a couple of years who’s won the show that I haven’t hated with a passion.

Dan: [laughs] I’ll take it as a compliment.

Midseasonreplacements: I thought you played a great game and you were pretty likeable all the way. And congratulations.

Dan: Thanks. If there’s anything I can do for Midseasonreplacements.com let me know, I’d be happy to do whatever I can.

Midseasonreplacements: Great thanks.
Title: Re: Post Season Updates (please read the initial post for rules for this thread)
Post by: TARAsia Fan on September 18, 2008, 08:33:44 AM
Thanks for posting the photo shoot, Will. Angie's so gorgeous.
Title: Re: Post Season Updates (please read the initial post for rules for this thread)
Post by: RealityFreakWill on September 18, 2008, 08:34:42 AM
A few more from the Real Deal photo shoot (Gotta love Steven, he's so funny!)

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Title: Re: Post Season Updates (please read the initial post for rules for this thread)
Post by: RealityFreakWill on September 18, 2008, 08:44:58 AM
Jen, BB8's article on the finale....

Big Brother 10' - Jen's Take: Episode 29
Dan wins the big prize
By Jen Johnson
Special to MSN TV

The finale was actually quite amusing; I was in the audience so I watched it live, which is way different than watching it at home. Anyway, the beginning was a recap of the entire season followed by the Jury discussion and questions. There were many questions. I think Michelle had the most humorous ones; she tried to play Jury House roulette and also put Dan on the spot when she asked him why he chose her out of everyone. Both Memphis and Jerry were shocked that Dan did not go on the trip alone. It was funny to see the interaction between Memphis and Dan in the house as he found out. Dan was definitely a good talker; he had perfect answers for all of the questions that he was asked. Memphis, on the other hand, wasn't able to form sentences or even answer the questions altogether. It was almost uncomfortable to see how poorly he answered.


The Jury then came out and greeted the audience. Renny received the most applause and lingered in the audience for well over her allotted time. It was funny; it was obvious that Renny had not seen people in quite some time. The Jury then voted by putting their keys in the final box, all while giving a sentence or so on why they were voting for whom they were voting for, without giving away whom they were voting for.

Following the final vote, we got to hear from the first four evictees. Brian talked a lot about how he was happy that Dan and Memphis were in the final two because they were the only two not to play with emotions. I think he was trying to express to Jerry that his actions and words were unacceptable.


Julie then started the key process: Dan, Dan, Dan and Dan. And that makes Dan the winner of "Big Brother 10." Dan and Memphis came out of the house; there was an explosion of confetti and overwhelming applause. Julie later showed the rest of the keys: It was a 7 to 0 vote for Dan. Julie also announced that the $25,000 Jury prize was a close one and that Keesha won it. Later when I asked, everyone (well, except for Jerry) said they were shocked Keesha won and that they had expected Renny to take that prize.

And that's a wrap!
Title: Re: Post Season Updates (please read the initial post for rules for this thread)
Post by: RealityFreakWill on September 18, 2008, 09:00:59 AM
from buddytv.com

Exclusive interview with Dan, part 1......part 2 will get posted today

Hey this is Oscar from BuddyTV and I'm here with Dan, the winner of Big Brother 10.  Dan, how you doin'?

What's up, Oscar?  How are you doing?


Pretty good.  So, how are you feeling?  Has it set in yet?  The victory, everything?

What victory?  Has what set in yet?  W.at are you talking about? (laughs)


How's the last 12, 16 hours gone for you?

Oh, it's been awesome.  Getting a chance to compete in Big Brother has been a dream come true and winning it hasn't even hit me yet.  I tried to go to sleep last night, my body was tired, but my mind just wouldn't let me go to sleep.  It's overwhelming, you know?  I've been a huge fan of this show.  To get on it, play in it and win it, I mean, it still has not even hit me.


Going into the live finale, where was your head at, what was your mindset going in?  Were you confident?  How were your feelings, just in general?

Going in I thought I had a fifty-fifty shot.  I thought the vote would be 4-3.  I thought for sure I had Keesha and Renny.  I thought Libra and Jerry would vote for Memphis and the game was going to come down to April, Ollie and Michelle.  I really did not feel confident and then “Are you kidding me?” -  a 7-0 vote.  I'm not even sure that's ever been done before and I certainly would never have expected that to happen.


I thought it was going to be 4-3 too, with you getting the win.  What do you think got you that unanimous vote and have you heard anything since you got out of the house?

You know, I had a chance to speak with a few of the houseguests in like 30 second snippets last night.  I think it was a combination of things.  One, depending on who you're talking to, for the last jury speech that we had I went through my head and looked at the memory wall and said “Who's going to ask me what questions?”  I tried to go though my head and prepare myself for that so that when they asked the questions I had an idea of what I was going to say and I didn't get up there and stumble on my words.  So, that's part one.  Part two is that I had a personal relationship with everyone in the house.  I think not having some sort of relationship with everyone in the house could come back and bite you in the rear.  And if you look back at April's question or Renny's question - April asked Memphis “Why should I give you the money, you never said a word to me in the house?” How do you respond to that question?  You respond to that question by not putting yourself in that situation in the first place, you know?  I think those two things helped me prepare myself and I got lucky and I'm really overwhelmed by the fact that it was 7-0.


Coming into the house initially, did you have a specific game-plan in mind?  How much did that change over the course of the season?

Being a huge fan of the show I treated Big Brother 10 like a test.  I had nine seasons to study from, so I studied from all of them, but I spent a lot of time on season 2 which is the crown jewel, in my opinion, of Big Brother.  You had the first major game player and the one that's often imitated, but no one could ever get it done.  But walking in the house I thought I was going to win, then I stepped foot in the house and saw what I was dealing with and everything I thought went to smithereens.  You have a Memphis, a huge physical threat.  You have Michelle, a fierce competitor.  You have two master manipulators in Libra and Brian.  Are you kidding me?  And there's a 5'9", 160 pound school teacher that excels in none of those areas, so I had to immediately reassess my situation.  But going in the Big Brother house, I said it was very presumptuous to enter the house with a set strategy because you never know what your going to get hit with.  But I knew right away that Brian could win this thing, so that's why I aligned myself with him.  Brian could've won this thing if he didn't shoot all his bullets in the first two hours of being in the house.  I like Brian on a personal level and thought he could have done very well because he speaks tremendously and has control over words in a way I've never seen in my life.


What do you think was the most important lesson for you that you learned over the first nine seasons that helped you win Big Brother 10?

Oh, you know, without a doubt - you look at a couple players, in particular, in my opinion, imitation is the highest form of flattery.  You look at W.ll and Mike Boogie and I started my strategy there, built from there, but I think the thing you can take to be successful in this game is to never take it personal.  Someone can call you Judas, someone can call you something 100 times worse than Judas and if you let it bother you you're going to kill yourself.  No matter what someone called me in this game it was like water off my back, I just let it roll.  W.en two people got into a fight, one of those people always went home.  I knew that could never happen to me if I never let myself get in a fight.  The one thing I could do in this game although I wasn't a huge physical threat, I could master my emotions and that's what I prided myself on from day one and I think that's what helped push me to the end.


You talk a little about emulating Will Kirby.  He, by all accounts, is a totally different person outside of the house than he was when he was on Big Brother.  Did you consciously put on any sort of persona while inside the house or was that pretty much the real Dan we got to see?

Well, unfortunately, the goofy Dan that you saw, that's pretty much me.  I was telling Ollie that, you know, I used to be the cool teacher at St. Mary's.  I don't know if that's the case anymore.  I'm probably the goofy teacher.  W.en people got negative in the house, when people got bored, that's when I think I shined.  I had some of my best moments in the face of boredom, that's why I created Swim Club, that's when I messed with Renny the most.  It's the fact that I enjoyed being in the house every second.  I never took a second for granted and I had a positive attitude and tried to have as much fun as possible.


For you, was Memphis the ideal alliance member?  Was there anyone else in the house, under different circumstances, that you could see being someone better to go to the final two with?

Looking back at it, no.  Memphis did a lot of things, but one thing Memphis did that I could hopefully always count on was the fact that if Memphis didn't like you, he's not going to talk to you and unfortunately you're not going to like everyone in the jury house.  But the fact that he didn't talk to everyone in the jury house, that was kind of like a hidden silver lining in the Renegade alliance.  I was hoping that might be able to get me a vote or two, I didn't think it would get me seven.  But, I knew that I had to align with someone in the house. Obviously Brian, that didn't work out.  Keesha, I aligned myself with her, she is a tremendous game player, stood up for herself, has a great heart and I care for her deeply.  The only thing that scared me about Keesha was the fact that she stood up for herself so much.
Title: Re: Post Season Updates (please read the initial post for rules for this thread)
Post by: RealityFreakWill on September 18, 2008, 09:06:43 AM
from buddytv.com

Exclusive interview with Memphis, part 1....part 2 will be posted today

Hey, this is Oscar Dahl from BuddyTV and I'm here with Memphis, the runner up on Big Brother 10.  Memphis, what's going on?

What's happening, guys?


So, how's everything going?  Been kind of a whirlwind day for you?

Yeah, man.  W. haven't even been out of the house for 24 hours, so, yeah it's definitely a whirlwind of nonstop craziness.  Definitely a lot to take in.


Going back to last night, how confident were you feeling going into the live show?

I wasn't feeling too confident on winning, let's just say that.  I got the feeling that I wouldn't be walking away with a half a mill, but I was OK with that.  I thought I had a great summer and I won a little bit of money and a car, and that's kind of the way I looked at it walking into the finale.  And the fact is, I wouldn't have wanted anybody else next to me besides my fellow Renegade.  It was a win for both of us, I feel, and that's kind of how I'm taking it.


Did you get the sense that you weren't going to win because of the jury questions?

(laughs)  You know, I had a sense even before that that I might not have a chance, but after the firing squad pelted me with all those bullets I definitely didn't feel like my chances went up any.


Even so, you probably didn't think it would be a 7-0 vote.  Whose votes were you at least counting on?

I was counting on a couple and I thought that people would realize that I played a respectable, straightforward game. I thought people would respect that and hopefully get me some votes.  One vote that I was counting on - and I'm still a little pissed off about - even win lose or draw, I still wanted Jerry's vote.  That might sound crazy but, you know, I did give him a chance to win this game.  I took him to the final three and I gave him an opportunity and I lost a friend in that opportunity that I took.  It really pissed me off that he at least didn't give me that vote.  The thing is the jury, though this whole season, they were a bunch of sheep and they went in the direction that everybody else wanted to.  It really showed up in the jury house in how they voted because everybody decided to vote together.  I mean, they had that mentality all through the season and that's why they were all in the jury house together.


Have you talked to any of the jury members about the votes since last night?  Especially Jerry or Keesha?

You know what, I haven't.  I really haven't talked to any of those guys.  The thing is, is that I made a lot of good friends.  Dan and Angie and Brian and Steven, but I didn't really connect that well with a lot of the other people.  I'm going to take it just like in my real life.  If I don't like you, I'm not going to talk to you.


You said that you lost a friend in Keesha, do you think that it's irreparable or are you going to try and make amends with her?

No, I'm going to try and make amends probably.  W. have a big party tomorrow night and she'll probably be there and we'll see.  The thing is, I knew she would take it hard, but the fact is it would have been a stupid game move to keep her.  And I don't think she's realized that, you know what I mean?  I think once she realizes that, she might be like "All right Memphis, I forgive you, because it would have been dumb for you to take me," you know what I mean?  And I don't think she's come to that realization yet.


Going back to the beginning of the season you, out of anyone, played a really steady game.  Was that your plan going into the house or did you have something different on your mind?

No, that's just kind of how I am in real life.  I'm very cool, calm, kind of like whatever.  It works in my real life, in this amazing life that I love and I was like, "You know what, if this can work in my real life, it might work in the game."  So, that's kind of the mentality I kept through the whole game.


Did you happen to make any changes in your mindset over the course of the season, or were you able to pretty much play the game that you set out to play in the beginning?

I think I pretty much stuck with the same game plan.  I knew there was going to be some deals I had to make and then I was going to have to cut and clip through the game and I did do that.  There was a couple of situations that I had to trust some people, but overall it was pretty straightforward and I think I stayed steady with how I played the game.
Title: Re: Post Season Updates (please read the initial post for rules for this thread)
Post by: RealityFreakWill on September 18, 2008, 09:17:18 AM
From RealityWanted.com

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Big Brother 10 Finale Interviews at CBS

By Dennis Luciani

 

Hey there sports fans! Oh wait sports? I meant REALITY FANS! This is your old pal Dennis from Average Joe here, and I just wanted to fill you all in on an exciting night I had in the backyard of the Big Brother house for the finale. 

 

Yes you heard me, I was at the CBS Studios in Studio City, California. First I was in the green room watching the show with past cast members Chelsia, Sharon, Parker, Evel Dick, Joshua, Marcellas, Jen and Joe.

 

Then after the show I was lead out with the rest of the press to collect our equipment, and then into the holy grail of locales, the BB backyard. I was placed in-between a CBS camera filming b-roll footage and Jen Johnson from last summer who was reporting for MSN. Evel Dick was further to my left by the pool table doing his own reporting for Real Player.

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My first interviews were with the first 4 houseguests that were evicted but didn't make it on the jury. Steven was up first. He was a down to earth nice Dallas native, who looks much younger than 35. Yes, I couldn't believe it either! He shares the same sentiment that I got from Angie and Brian, that he wishes they all were in the house a lot longer than they were. But after I pointed out there always has to be someone first and just by proxy, those who were friends with that someone were on the same chopping block over the next few weeks. Angie told me that she regretted not going down at all to tell Brian that everyone was having a meeting with the then HOH Jerry about back dooring Brian in that first week. She was also glad that she didn't make it any further because she wouldn't have enjoyed being cooped up in the jury house after getting booted from the chance of winning any money and still forced to stick around in another house with people that may or may not despise you for having had a hand in evicting you in the first place. She was glad to get back to her life in Florida and having people walk up to her with nothing but kind things to say about her stint in the Big Brother house.  Steven was the same and said that he has received a lot of positive feedback about how he portrayed himself in the house. The subject of him being gay wasn't an issue at all and he was commended for it. He was quite handsome tonight with his new short haircut too, so for all those guys that want to save a horse and ride a cowboy, well I think he's available! Both Angie & Steven commented on a funny time that they will remember in the house about the sock puppet show that was put on by Brian and other houseguests in their alliance in the backyard. The mastermind behind the puppet show was none other than my next interview Brian.

 

Brian, Brian, Brian, we hardly knew ye, but we wanted to! Brian just seemed like he was gonna conquer this game and make for some good Dr. Will TV. Brian is a smart individual that knew it was a game, but played hard too early in the game. He scared the bejeezus out of everyone else in the house with a few exceptions but I think realizes it now. He is flattered that people compared him in the same league as a Dr. Will, but is just eager to get back to real life, out here to California of all places. Go figure! Well he's moving out here for his new job, he's not hitting the acting trail like you may have thought. I pulled out a few socks to have a sock puppet show with Brian and he promised to help decorate them at a later date. When putting my socks away, I asked Brian to elaborate a little more on what he was talking about when he was asked by Julie Chen, what he thought of the rest of the season after he was booted. He had said that he was happy and proud of his boys Memphis and Dan for making it all the way to the end without attacking people personally.

 

Bodybuilder extraordinaire Jessie strolled up next, and I had asked him first what I can do to start to get the muscle tone he's got, he said I had to start eating. I asked him if he was doing the Michael Phelps diet. He says no, that Phelps eats way more! I think they would give each other good competition in putting some food away! By the way, fun fact: Jessie wasn't on slop at all in his time in the house! Jessie looks Italian up close but he's actually German. He's looking forward to what new opportunities might arise from his foray into 15 minute fame-dom. He told me he really did win a body building competition and is involved in a lot of other programs associated with the body building. Jessie is a cool kid and I wished him well.

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My first jury member that I got my hands on was April! What a cutie she is. She was wearing a dress from BeBe. Yes I asked, it seemed like a random red carpet thing to do.  Anyway, I had asked April what it was like to be shoved into a house with no outside contact and forced to live with people you wouldn't probably associate in the outside world with. She said it was hard but she was glad she had some sanity with Ollie being there. They could play the game, but also have a best friend to just hold onto. The house with its walls that close in on you and the lights and cameras everywhere is nothing like you could ever expect she said. She's glad she surprised people in the house with how she was able to compete at competitions. My last question to her was what she is taking away from the house, and she told me that she is a workaholic typically and with the house cutting her off from friends/family even more drastically, she was able to see that she needs to re-evaluate her work priorities and muscle in some "life" time.

 

Ollie was next. Oh Ollie, the birds. He started laughing and said well you know it's a true story. I said Ollie it's fake. He was like, my mother told me that the Alfred Hitchcock birds story is true!     Ollie, my mother told me about the boogeyman under the bed, and the tooth fairy. The Birds?  Oh Ollie - OY!!! He was laughing. I then told him that I had watched the show religiously and he replied that this is what he needed because he wanted to know what people saw. So I told him in my opinion and that of others which was confirmed when Renny brought him into her HOH room that week, that Ollie didn't look like much of a player until April left. He responded that it was part of his strategy. Hmm it seems the lay low weak strategy is a popular one. I'll have to remember that in my book of "How to be the best BB player when Dr Will gives up his title".   Ollie was looking forward to more political news information about the upcoming election and sports. Sports was also 1 of the main things that drew Ollie to April because they both share a love of sports related topics. He was surprised when I filled him in on my Patriots QB Tom Brady being out for the season and that I better not tell Michelle that. Low and behold who did I have to interview next?  Michelle. Uh oh.

 

The only Northeast Coast person in this cast was PISSED OFF when I told her about Tom Brady.  She said we need to hunt down the bastard that did it. She was pumping me for the rest of the information about how the Patriots are doing. She is a gorgeous gal with a great competitive streak. She said she had formed a bond with Jessie and was most proud of her HOH win to help avenge Jessie's eviction. The funniest moment for her was when she in the J.Johnson red unitard doing her red unitard dance. I was cracking up a little later because the next person to interview Michelle was in fact Jen Johnson. Their conversation was that of how would you deal with your unitard. Michelle had 3 of them which pissed off Jen because she only had the same 1 the whole time. Michelle's skin was falling off on her legs from wearing the untards all week too! OY! She was bitter too about getting the red unitard in the first place, she said it was the way it was given to her. Which of course would be all Libra's fault.

 

Speaking of Ms Libra, she was next to sashay over to my area. I complimented on her exit which was the same exit as Brian when both had said, remember it's a game. I asked her why did she think she was selected for the Big Brother house, and she replied that they probably saw in her a short fuse and a willingness to speak her mind. She does regret that things were pushed in her direction to sort of have her spearhead "moves" that were made. Because, like Brian, when movers and shakers are identified, the spotlight shines brighter on them which in this arena, is not a good thing. Her funny memory was CAKE! ANYONE WANT SOME CAKE? And she does wish that Keesha and her would have stuck together instead of second guessing each other, which would have maybe resulted differently somehow of how much longer she could have stuck around. Libra was fortunate enough to have won a Hawaiian trip, at the expense of taking it away from Michelle while giving her the red unitard to wear. Libra's view is "all's fair in the game" she didn't need a letter then, when you can easily get a letter just by winning the next HOH. Alas, that was never to happen...

 
Title: Re: Post Season Updates (please read the initial post for rules for this thread)
Post by: RealityFreakWill on September 18, 2008, 09:31:07 AM
Sign at Dan's church....

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Title: Re: Post Season Updates (please read the initial post for rules for this thread)
Post by: RealityFreakWill on September 18, 2008, 09:35:30 AM
From tvguide.com

 How Big Brother 10's Dan Talked His Way to $500,000
by Adam Bryant

After a long summer of manipulation, betrayal and all the other underhanded adjectives that go along with Big Brother, Catholic school teacher Dan Gheesling was crowned the game's winner by a 7-0 vote from his evicted peers. We caught up with him to learn his plans for the cash after besting his "Renegade" ally, what he believes was the defining moment of his game (which might surprise you), how he really feels about Keesha and when he'll be heading to confession.

TVGuide.com: Congratulations! What are your plans for the $500,000?
Dan Gheesling: It's very overwhelming. I do have some plans, but I'm not sure how immediate they will be. My girlfriend Monica is probably going to be getting a gift that fits on her left ring finger, but when that's going to happen, we still need to talk about. Other than that, it will probably be some smart investments. I want to stay in teaching and coaching, so if I invest well, I should be able to do that without worrying about my financial future. Nothing too extravagant for me — I'm a straightforward Midwest guy and don't need a lot. But having that kind of money is unbelievable.

TVGuide.com: You obviously had fan support — you won America's Player and were always at the top of our reader Power Rankings. But did you have any idea you would win over the jury for a 7-0 vote?
Dan: [Laughs] No way. I thought it was going to be either Memphis or me in a 4-3 win. A 7-0 vote is overwhelming. I thought I had Keesha and Renny, and I thought Jerry and Libra would definitely vote for Memphis, which left the game for April, Ollie and Michelle to decide. It was all up in the air, and I had no idea what they would do. For it to work out the way it did, I was just as shocked as anyone.

TVGuide.com: When did you decide that it was the right moment to stop playing "weak"?
Dan: I needed to wait for a challenge that I knew I could win. When I looked at April winning the earthquake challenge, she impressed a lot of people. So, I knew if I was going to win an endurance challenge, I had to pick my mark, and I did when I got up on that vine. Plus, I had just won the veto right before that. Once you win competitions, there's no turning back, so I knew I had to pick something that I could control my own will. Luckily I was able to talk good ol' Ollie into dropping.

TVGuide.com: You're head whipped around a couple of times at Memphis during the jury interrogation. What were you most shocked to learn about your fellow Renegade?
Dan: I found out a couple things about him on the trip with Michelle — mostly that he had an alliance with Michelle. I felt like that was the case, but it was never really proven. He also told me that the banner said "We Love Libra" not "Libra's a Liar," so he did pull some Dan-like antics on me with that one. Other than that, Memphis was very loyal, and I found a best friend in the house.

TVGuide.com: So you never doubted him in the game?
Dan: Memphis never really had a chance to prove himself to me until he won that veto. I was like, "Alright, it's time to find out if the Renegades are for real or not." So when he used that veto on me and took me off the block, I knew there was no stopping us unless we got unlucky. We did get lucky a couple times, but when he used the veto, I knew we had a shot to take it to the end.

TVGuide.com: When he took you off, he then evicted alliance member Keesha. Did he know how much of a bad guy you were making him out to be in Keesha's mind?
Dan: I talked to Memphis and told him I was going to have to throw him under the bus. But I don't think he realized I was going to throw him under the bus, run him over, put in reverse and keep running him over back and forth. That's exactly what I did, and I had to take that opportunity. When he voted Keesha out, that was my glimmer of hope to win — prior to that I didn't think I had a chance.

TVGuide.com: Explain your gift to Keesha on her way out the door.
Dan: I gave two people gifts when they left the house, two people I cared for deeply. I gave Brian something when left, and I gave Keesha this duck that I confiscated from the house on Day 1. I wanted her to look at something that would remind her of me everyday and remind her to fight for those votes for me. The meaning on the bottom was harmless and just something I threw out there. But basically, it was a token to remind her of me and to fight for me to win.

TVGUide.com: Do you think Monica sent you that "Taken" shirt because she saw you and Keesha flirting on the feeds?
Dan: [Laughs] I had a long talk with Monica last night about the entire experience, and there were a few questions about Keesha. But everything is good on the homefront. She knows Keesha and I are just tremendous friends. I think the world of Keesha, and I wish her the best of everything, but we're just friends.

TVGuide.com: Obviously, the big moment for you was backdooring Michelle because you said she was strong. But we only saw her win one competition. Was it actually more to get in Ollie's head?
Dan: It was a definite combination of both. When Michelle was in that competition with April, she hung up there for what seemed like days. She proved to a lot of people that in a test of will's Michelle is going to win, and that scared a lot of people, me included. I knew if she got to the end, she'd be fighting tooth and nail and could probably beat me. She was strong in competitions, not so much in manipulating people, but she would've been tough to beat down the line. As for Ollie, he stabbed me and Brian in the back in Week 1, and I told Brian I would take out Ollie and Jerry for him. It's a game, and what goes around comes around.

TVGuide.com: You told the jury you did that to ensure that you were disliked so Memphis would take you to the end. I smell some teacher Dan rhetoric.
Dan: [Laughs] Did you ever see me work any rhetoric in the house? I didn't do that kind of stuff in the house, did I? [Laughs] I knew I pushed the limits of that roulette game a little too far. I got a little borderline overconfident, and I knew I had to put a strategic spin on it, and lucky for me it worked. I always prepared in the house, whether it was for competitions or speeches, and this was no different. I was able to cover my tracks a little because I did get out of hand, but luckily I had a chance to redeem myself in the eyes of the jury.

TVGuide.com: You said you would play the game dirty if you had to and then go to confession. So, when's confession?
Dan: [Laughs] I talked to the powers that be at St, Mary's early this morning to make sure I still have a job, which I do. The chancellor is supporting me, and I just set up my three-hour confession time with him as soon as I get back to Michigan. It's going to be a long one, but I have a lot of support at St. Mary's. They said, "Is it a sin to bluff in poker and is it a sin to trap someone in chess? If it is, then Dan's a sinner, but if not, he was just playing a game." And that meant the world to me.
Title: Re: Post Season Updates (please read the initial post for rules for this thread)
Post by: RealityFreakWill on September 18, 2008, 10:24:59 AM
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Title: Re: Post Season Updates (please read the initial post for rules for this thread)
Post by: IheartBBpandabear on September 18, 2008, 12:07:44 PM
Is Manchelle serious about being in "fashion shows" and that she does "modeling"?  For what?  Mens gloves?  That's the only thing I can see her model.  She's hideous and annoys the crap out of me... ALMOST as much as April get on my nerves... ALMOST though... key word almost. 
Title: Re: Post Season Updates (please read the initial post for rules for this thread)
Post by: RealityFreakWill on September 18, 2008, 12:15:25 PM
Tonight is the wrap party and be on the lookout in the next few days for pictures and videos.

Everybody is checking out L.A. tomorrow as they are only covered at the hotels through tomorrow. Some will be heading to Vegas for the Big Brother bash on Saturday night organized by Evel Dick. As far as I know, Angie, Brian and Steven will be there but I'm sure some others will go. As for BB8 and BB9, I think those going are Dick, Zach, Mike, Joe, Matt, Chelsia, Joshuah, Parker, Sharon, Jen and Sheila. I think James BB6/7 and Diane are going as well among other alumni. Steven is partaking in a rodeo competition in Vegas as well.
Title: Re: Post Season Updates (please read the initial post for rules for this thread)
Post by: cbssoapfreak on September 18, 2008, 01:10:24 PM
A little tid bit about Memphis and the famous car that April thougth for sure was worth $80,000..  BB doesn't even own the stupid thing to even give it to him. :groan:

http://www.tmz.com/2008/09/18/big-bro-walks-over-memphis/
Title: Re: Post Season Updates (please read the initial post for rules for this thread)
Post by: RealityFreakWill on September 18, 2008, 01:44:59 PM
Evel Dick interviews Dan in BY

Title: Re: Post Season Updates (please read the initial post for rules for this thread)
Post by: michael on September 18, 2008, 01:56:32 PM
that actually wasn't that bad for a Dick interview
Title: Re: Post Season Updates (please read the initial post for rules for this thread)
Post by: RealityFreakWill on September 18, 2008, 02:14:23 PM
Dan's interview with okmagazine.com

    
   
BIG BROTHER 10 WINNER SPEAKS!

After 71 days of emotional and physical challenges, Dan Gheesling, a catholic school teacher from Dearborn, Mich., walked away with Big Brother 10's grand prize of $500,000 in a unanimous 7-0 vote.

 

The other half of his "Renegades" alliance Memphis Garrett walked away with $50,000, while Dan's best pal Keesha Smith won the $25,000 prize of America's Favorite Juror.

 

The morning after Dan's win, he got to chatting with OK!'s resident BB expert, Rana Meyer.

Congratulations on the big win?
What big win? (laughs)

Have you slept yet?
I tried to go to sleep last night. My body was tired, but my mind would not shut off. I did get no kind of sleep last night.

How does it feel to have won?
It’s awesome. I’ve been a huge fan of the show, and back in season two when I saw everything go down I thought maybe I could get this done. And having the title of Big Brother winner is almost worth more than the money to me. I’ve been such a huge fan of the show and just to be able to compete in this game was a dream come true.

Why did you decide in week four to align with Memphis?
Going into that week four, they brought me into that huge alliance of 7. I knew it wouldn’t last long with April and Keesha at each other’s throats. I had a chance to spinoff. Instead of being number 7 in a group of 7, I could be number 4 or number 5 in a totally new group. It’s like moving up the ladder and in doing so it gave me opportunities. If I was going to keep Memphis in the house, why not get an alliance with him? Get something more out of this deal than just keeping someone in. That was the week that we created the Renegades. Look where that got us, so it was a pretty good move looking back at it.

Were you surprised that Keesha won favorite juror?
No. I was hoping she’d win. She has such a good heart and I was hoping America saw that. She has great values, and she's such a good person. She stands up for what she believes in and just very likeable.


Who did you not want to win?
(Laughs) Let’s just say that I wanted Keesha to win and I was hoping America would come through. (Laughs)

Who was the hardest to live with?
I'd probably say Jerry.  I love my grandparents to death, but I'd never live with them.  They get on your nerves.

 

Are you going to keep in touch with anyone?
Pretty much everyone. That’s one thing that I think separated me from other people in the house. I really enjoyed everyone in a different light. People have even said how can you like Jerry after he called you a "Judas." Jerry is a 75-year-old man and he offered me a lot of personal advice, and we shared some good times in the house. Brian has been talking to my sister. I think they went out on a date, so I think I will be in touch with him more than other people. There’s a little gossip for you.

 

How did you not go off when he called you a Judas?
In this game, I was attacked personally a lot of times. It was just like water rolling off of my back. I knew anytime that two people got into a fight in the house, one of those people would leave. I never wanted to be one of those people, so I always kept the half-million dollars in the back of my mind. I said if I can stay out of these fights, if I can hold my tongue, I might have a chance to win. Being a schoolteacher, I had my kids watching me. Yeah, I had to lie and do all that kind of stuff, but I could control my temper and my anger. If I could do that, I could win. That's what I prided myself on from day one, controling my emotions in the house. I think that gave me an advantage in the end.

 

Is there a proposal to your girlfriend Monica coming?
There's definitely a ring coming in the near future. I'm not sure when. We have to sit down and talk about it. I think it's in the near future.

 
What else will you be doing with the money?

I will definitely be helping my mom with the mortgage. And make some smart investments. I don't plan on leaving St. Mary's anytime soon. Prior to winning this money, I was going to have to leave to find a better paying teaching job. But hopefully with this money I can make some smart investments and never have to leave the job that I love. I love teaching and coaching football at St. Mary's.

No plans for the L.A. lifestyle?
If there are any promotional or charity things, I could do it. I'd love to do that, but you won't see me moving out and living next to Memphis and trying to be a mixologist or actor any time soon.

Will you have a Renegades business?
Maybe we'll have a Renegade t-shirt or clothing line. I don't know. Memphis is the fashion guru. If we can turn the Renegades into a business, that would be a great business venture. I'd love to help Memphis out in any way I could and vice versa.

Will you and Memphis go on The Amazing Race together?
If The Amazing Race came up, it would be hard for the Renegades to turn down. Who knows maybe the Renegades could win two reality shows, you never know.

One last question, how did you put up with the boredom?
I never really got bored. I spent maybe over 1,000 hours in the pool. You have the run of a backyard and you have no responsibility. I didn't have to go grocery shopping bbecause Big Brother would always give us food. Renny would always cook. All I had to do was wake up, go outside in the pool and not get voted out. It was a lot of fun this summer. (Laughs)
Title: Re: Post Season Updates (please read the initial post for rules for this thread)
Post by: RealityFreakWill on September 18, 2008, 02:39:07 PM
Real Deal uploaded a few more and this is my favorite picture of Steven:

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Title: Re: Post Season Updates (please read the initial post for rules for this thread)
Post by: purpie on September 18, 2008, 02:52:18 PM
Dan's the man on Big Brother
> Posted by tjicha at 11:41:45 AM

  The Big Brother jury did the right thing Tuesday.

   Dan Gheesling of Deerborn, Michigan, was voted the $500,000 grand prize on Big Brother 10 by a unanimous vote. It is almost inarguable that Dan, a high school teacher and football coach, played the game as well as anyone ever has. This, of course, involves breaking promises, back-stabbing and lying while appearing to be everyone's pal.

  The other houseguests got it. Rather than hold grudges, the seven members of the jury, including some Gheesling had maneuvered out of the game, all gave him their votes.

  Memphis Garrett, originally from Tennessee (Duh!) but now a Los Angeles "mixologist" (a pretentious title for a bartender hoping to be discovered as an actor), wound up with second money, $50,000.

  Keesha Smith, a Hooters waitress in Burbank, Calif., was awarded $25,000 as America's favorite also-ran.

  Gheesling had previously won another $20,000 for carrying out the assigned tasks during a week as "America's Player."

   He told Big Brother host Julie Chen Wednesday morning on The Early Show that part of his windfall will go for a gift that will fit on his girlfriend Monica's finger.

  Big Brother, which has emerged as an enduring summer hit, will return again next year.

http://blogs.sun-sentinel.com/tv/2008/09/the-big-brother.html
Title: Re: Post Season Updates (please read the initial post for rules for this thread)
Post by: RealityFreakWill on September 18, 2008, 03:02:44 PM
From buddytv.com

EXclusive interview with Dan, part 2

Now that you have that 7-0 vote on your resume, looking back, do you think any of the jury members would have beaten you in the final vote?

Yes.  I think Renny would have beaten me.  I think Libra would have beaten me.  And possibly Keesha.  I don't know.  I think Renny would have won because she was so well-liked, although I don't know, maybe not because you saw in the competitions - if you go back and look at the Big Brother graveyard competition, when Renny puts her guess down for the snake you will see the most utter look of disgust on my face because she forced me to play right then and there.  Renny did not do well in the competitions,but she was very well-liked, but I don't know.  The way this jury voted it might not have mattered, because they voted, I thought, based on gameplay and maybe I could have beat anyone else, though I don't feel that confident I could have.


You made a lot of bold moves over the course of the season.  Looking back, do you think any of those were unnecessary or did they all kind of work out as planned?

(laughs) You mean, like Replacement Nominee Roulette, are you asking if that was really necessary?


Maybe.

Is that kind of what you're getting at?  You know, Replacement Nominee Roulette, that is probably the one time I took it a little over the edge.  One thing I tried to do in the house was be entertaining because what's worse than watching this normal run of the mill PoV meeting.  So I tried to spice it up a little bit, it got a little out of hand and...let's just say it got a little out of hand in dedication to Brian.  I never forgot - I didn't want to make this about revenge and it really wasn't.  But, you know, Brian - Ollie took a shot at Brian and me and I wanted to take care of that for Brian and I think I did that.  However, if you look back at the jury speech, I addressed the Replacement Nominee Roulette.  Although at the time it didn't have any strategy behind it, I just did try and pour some rhetoric over it and a little BS to make it seem like there was strategy.  I don't know whether it worked or not but it was sure fun trying to make it seem like it was strategy.


During the jury questioning last night you said that when you back-doored Ollie that you purposely did that as a strategic move to get them not to like you, so Memphis would take you to the final two.  That was a great answer, but was that actually what was going through your head at the time?

So you're asking me if I lied to the jury house about a question, is that kind of what you're asking (laughs)?


(laughs) Yeah, kind of.

You know me, you saw what I did in the season. So, do you think that was real or do you think it was a lie?


I wouldn't put it past you for that actually being your strategy, but it seemed to me like that probably wasn't what was going through your head at the time, I'm not sure though.

I knew I had to address that.  I knew I could not leave that un-addressed.  I knew it would it be more effective, as opposed to me saying I got out of control.  Instead of me saying I got out of control, by me saying that nomination roulette got spun out of control, it put a strategy piece to that.  I thought it'd be more respectful and it looked like it worked.  Yeah, it was a little lie.  It was not true.


Since you got out of the house, I know it's been like half a day, have you heard anything about the season from people who watched it on TV or watched the live feeds that's surprised you?

A little bit.  You know, in the house we thought that Jerry was going to come out looking like roses on television, because the fact is he's 75 and a great competitor for his age, but he came up with some of the worst lies, most unbelievable lies, took a lot of personal shots at people and I know that a few people in the house wondered how he was going to be portrayed and it sounds like, from what I've heard, is how Jerry was in the house is how he was portrayed on the television show.  And, I guess that's the only thing you can ask for being on Big Brother is that everyone is portrayed fairly and in an accurate light.  As long as that happens people shouldn't be disappointed.


Was there anything in the house, for you, that you worried about your students maybe seeing?

Without a doubt.  Obviously, I struggled a little bit coming in lying.  As soon as the first lie came on it was like "This is why your here, Dan.  This is what you signed up for, you know what its all about."  So, once I got over the initial first lie it was like riding a bike.  Other than that, I tried to stay out of any raunchy conversations, but that's my normal everyday life too.  I don't speak like that in my everyday life, about any type of interaction between males and females and what have you.  I also knew the only thing I could control was my tongue.  Meaning that I couldn't drop f-bombs and get in huge shouting matches, because how am I going to tell two kids at St. Mary's that they can't get into a huge shouting match if I'm doing the same thing? So, you have to tell yourself, "How am i going to tell two kids at St. Mary's not to lie?"  W.ll, in the game of Big Brother there are no rules and I played the game as hard as I could so I'm going to tell the kids, "If you're playing a game, play the game as hard as you can within the confines of the rules.  If you're playing football, you can't cheat because there's rules.  If you're studying for a test don't cheat because there's rules.  Big Brother, there's no rules, so do what you can to win."


Last question.  What do you have planned for the future?  You thought about what you're going to do with the money?  You going to make it back for the start of school?

School's already started, but I put a call in to see if I still have a job, I do have a job which is awesome.  I'm going to take a little time off to enjoy this.  The title of winning Big Brother almost means more to me than the half million dollars.  Being a huge fan, you know how important that is.  But, you know, the money - my girlfriend Monica is probably going to be getting a gift that will fit on her left ring finger pretty soon, don't ask me when, cause I don't know. Other than that, I'm going to help my mom with her mortgage and then invest the rest so that I can stay at St. Mary's, because being a Catholic school teacher, you know, we don't get paid very much, but if I make smart investments I can stay there the rest of my life, because it's truly a job that I love.


All right, Dan, I appreciate you talking to us.

All right, Oscar, thanks for letting me on BuddyTV, man.  Anything I can do in the future, let me know.  Get in touch with me, I'd love to come back and talk to you.


Talk to you later, Dan.

Thanks, bye. 
Title: Re: Post Season Updates (please read the initial post for rules for this thread)
Post by: purpie on September 18, 2008, 03:58:16 PM
Dan on the Bonnie Hunt Show

(I tried to post the clip but no such luck. I'll have to post the link to Jokers)

http://forums.jokersupdates.com/ubbthreads/showthreaded.php?Cat=&Board=bbnewsandrumors&Number=10455177&page=0&view=expanded&sb=5&o=&rc=&fpart=1
Title: Re: Post Season Updates (please read the initial post for rules for this thread)
Post by: purpie on September 18, 2008, 07:08:12 PM
Memphis Takes "Big Brother" for a Ride

Posted Sep 18th 2008 7:28PM by TMZ Staff

Memphis, the "Big Brother" contestant who won a 1969 Camaro the show didn't even own, has decided he doesn't want the car anyway.
Big Brother car
After setting up a test-drive to see if he wanted the classic car -- which "Big Bro" would've had to purchase from the rightful owner -- Memphis realized the gas-guzzler wasn't for him and chose to pocket an undisclosed amount of greenbacks instead.
Title: Re: Post Season Updates (please read the initial post for rules for this thread)
Post by: RealityFreakWill on September 19, 2008, 01:30:50 AM
Dan's interview with RealityTVWorld.com


It seemed unlikely to succeed at first, but in the end, Dan Gheesling and Robert "Memphis" Garrett's two-man "Renegades" alliance managed to outmaneuver the rest of Big Brother 10's houseguests and make it all the way to the competition's live Tuesday night finale.

Once they were there, Big Brother 10's seven-person jury voted to award Dan the season's $500,000 grand prize via a 7-0 vote -- a move that made the 24-year-old Catholic high school teacher from Dearborn, MI the long-running reality show's first-ever unanimous winner.

On Wednesday, Dan talked to Reality TV World about how he managed to recover from a pretty shaky start in the game, what he believes his key moves were, how he dealt with being suspected of being America's Player, why he thinks he won the jury vote unanimously, and what he plans to do with the money.

Reality TV World: Congratulations...

Dan: Congratulations on what? (pause)

Reality TV World: (laugh)

Dan: I'm serious, what? What are you congratulating me for?

Reality TV World: Your victory, obviously.

Dan: Oh. Thank you very much.

Reality TV World: Why, is there some other news we should be congratulating you about?

Dan: No no. I mean I had so much fun this summer and, you know, I should be the one thanking you for watching.

Reality TV World: (laugh) Ok well, thanks. For a second I thought you had gotten engaged or something since [last night's live finale]...

Dan: Oh, no, no, no. Is [my girlfriend] Monica there sitting with you or what?

Reality TV World: No, but it certainly wouldn't be the first time [a reality show contestant got engaged right after their finale].

Dan: Oh no...

Reality TV World: It wouldn't even be the first time it's happened on Big Brother, actually...

Dan: I don't know what you're talking about... (laugh)

Reality TV World: OK, well, I guess my first question is, how confident were you that you'd win that jury vote against Memphis going into it?

Dan: To be honest with you, not very confident at all.

Before the vote I told Memphis that I thought I had a 50-50 chance at him. I thought I had [Renny Martyn] and [Keesha Smith.] I thought Memphis had [Jerry MacDonald] and [libra Thompson] locked up, which left the game to [April Dowling], [Bryan Ollie] and [Michelle Costa], and quite frankly I felt [I'd be lucky to] lucky to scrape together two more votes and maybe pull out four.

I didn't think it would be unanimous. I mean are you kidding me? Being a huge Big Brother fan I hadn't even sure that it had ever been done before and that thought never even crossed my mind once.

Reality TV World: Wow, ok. So how much of a role do you think that opportunity to take Michelle to the beach had to do with it -- do you think that really played a part in [your win] then?

Dan: Well I think it saved me one thing. I think it saved me a black eye from Michelle because I knew she wanted to take a swing at me. The one thing I think it did do is we at least salvaged any kind of relationship I'm going to have with Michelle.

You know she had the trip taken from her in the slap shot veto competition and, you know, we had a good time on the trip. I was working her, I got a lot of information out of her. But I don't think Michelle is the type of girl who was bribed and, you know, I think I got some positives out of it. I think I, at worst, had a chance at her vote. I don't think it locked up her vote but it gave me a shot at it at least.

Reality TV World: So what do you think convinced her to vote for you then?

Dan: I think, to tell you the truth, I think my biggest campaigner, my biggest "Dan fan" was Keesha in the jury house. You know, when she left she was so mad at Memphis and I cleared every lie up with her before she left about the Memphis alliance and the trip with Michelle. So I tried to send Keesha to the jury house as happy as can be, in terms as on my side, and I think she flipped a lot of people.

Also, when I addressed the jury the one thing I tried to do was, my main goal was to get people to set aside their emotions, much like I did in this game. I tried to master my emotions and vote based on gameplay moves and who they thought was the stronger player. And if I could get them to put aside their emotions I might have a chance to win. If they kept their emotions in it, I wouldn't have had a shot.

Reality TV World: So you definitely would say that was your main strategy going into that statement?

Dan: Yes, definitely, without a doubt.

Reality TV World: You really seemed to pretty much play Memphis like a fiddle all season long. I mean you put the guy up for eviction twice, you let him be the one that had to evict Keesha, and the you convinced him to play along as you publicly blamed him for eviction. At some point you had to be surprised really, at how easy it was to manipulate him,
?

Dan: Well, I'll tell you what, not many people, I think, from your perspective, caught on to that, you know, so I appreciate you recognizing my hard work.

I think because Memphis and I had such a strong bond and friendship and things like that, every move I made was trying to get the Renegades to the end, however, I was trying to get one Renegade more votes than the other.

But I think Memphis thought as being loyal to our alliance -- which I was -- and I was honest with him about throwing him under the bus, if you can believe that. I just don't think he thought I was gonna run him over, put it in reverse, run him over again, and put about four sets of tire tracks on his back.

Reality TV World: Was there ever a point you thought you might have gone too far and ruined your alliance with him?

Dan: With Memphis? No.

The one thing I had to do to ensure that didn't happen was I pretty much had to guard Keesha like the Secret Service the last night she was there. I couldn't risk the fact of her and Memphis getting in a room together and talking and burying the hatchet because then everything would've came out. So I had to guard Keesha like a watchdog those last 24 hours because I knew what was at risk.

Reality TV World: So did you even have a backup plan if you had lost him or were you putting all of your chips on Memphis?

Dan: Well here the thing, when I got back from the trip with Michelle I [actually] tried to switch gears but it was too late. Michelle gave me some information saying I couldn't beat Jerry and couldn't beat Memphis in the end, so at that point I wanted to try and keep Keesha.

So I went to Memphis and said 'Hey, Jerry was in a POW camp, he's been faking these endurance challenges, he's gonna woop our ass.' And then I also said that Jerry was faking a neck injury.

So I tried to get him to evict Jerry but it was too late for two reasons -- because I thought I could beat Keesha in the end, but also because I thought if Keesha were to win the final HOH she would take me. So I tried switch gears when I got back from the helicopter ride but it was too late.

Reality TV World: But by the time Keesha confronted you guys [with her suspicion that she was going to be the one evicted, not Jerry,] you were on board with sending her home right?

Dan: Well at that point I couldn't fight for Keesha anymore. I was still throwing out lies about Jerry, but when Keesha put two and two together and figured it out for herself, Memphis had made his mind up and I couldn't flip him anymore. So at that point it became "Smoothing it over with Keesha and throw Memphis under the bus time," you know? That was my only play at that point.

Reality TV World: During the jury questioning you told them the reason you done the "replacement nominee roulette" thing is because you were trying to get Ollie and April to dislike you so much that Memphis would feel it was safe to take you to the Final 2. Was there any remote truth to that or were you just kinda making that up as you went along?

Dan: (Laughs) Are you suggesting the fact that I lied to the entire jury house?

Reality TV World: Yes.

Dan: You are? (Snicker) You think I would do something like that?

Reality TV World: Yes.

Dan: Really? Well you're right. There's no truth to that whatsoever.

The "replacement nomination roulette" went way farther than I expected. There was a little bit in there as a little present to Brian to put Ollie on the spot a little bit [but] did I want it to go that far? Definitely not.

But one thing I tried to do in the house was make an entertaining show and I tried to have a lot of fun with it. I didn't want it to be just another normal boring veto meeting and it almost cost me the game. But all in all there was no truth to that whatsoever however if i could make the jury believe there was a strategy behind it [then] they may have respected it, so it looked like it worked a little bit.

Reality TV World: So it's safe to say then "replacement nominee roulette" didn't really play out as you thought it was gonna be?

Dan: No. I wanted to put the people on the spot. I wanted names to come out of people's mouths and get some targets on their back. I thought that went fine.

[But] I just... the way, after that went down, I thought I got a little cocky in the fact that... I... let's see, I gotta be careful. I got cocky about how I addressed Ollie and Michelle after that. I went overboard and I'll be the first to admit that.

Reality TV World: When you won the final HoH there, it sounds like then, based on what you say with your conversation with Michelle, you really didn't ever consider keeping Jerry around in the Final 2 then instead of Memphis?

Dan: No without a doubt, It was "Renegades to the end." If a 75-year-old man made it to the Final 2, he's gonna get a lot of votes just to the fact that he struggled his way there and somehow weaseled his way there. And the other way too is that there is no way I'd ever take $50,000 or $500,000 out of my best friend's hand. If I had the opportunity I would not do that.

Reality TV World:  You just called Memphis "a best friend." After [knowing him only about] two months, is that really what you consider him at this point?

Dan: Oh without a doubt. Coming into this contest I was looking to leave with $500,000, and I'm leaving with $500,000 and a hell of a lot more. I never thought I'd find a best friend in Memphis.

Talk about two guys coming from totally different, opposite sides of the world, different careers. We had so many things in common and really bonded in such an environment that really makes that bond so much stronger. Memphis will be a best friend for the rest of my life and you may see him stand up in the wedding, if that ever comes around...

Reality TV World:  But there's no engagement yet, just to clarify, right?

Dan: (Laughs) No, not yet.

Reality TV World: Was taking Memphis to the Final 2 something you were set on from the moment you made that alliance, or was it something that you really decided on as the season went along?

Dan: No, when we made "the Renegades" that was the plan. However I did start to waver a little when I got back from the helicopter trip.

If I had been in a position to pick either Memphis or Keesha, that would have been a hell of a decision. But either way... here's the thing, if you win that... If I'm in that position, then I'm gonna lose one vote for sure no matter what.

[So] I wanted to try and stay out of that position and luckily Memphis did a little dirty work for me, and luckily I threw that pyramid veto [challenge] to him because you go back and you look at that competition, I was taking my time and I was cruising up the steps and when i got the eighth step and put [Steven Daigle] up there twice, I put [Angie Swindell] up there twice, [and] I put Ollie up there twice. So that's six times on one step and each the same name. I had to throw that because I knew I couldn't get rid of Keesha at that point.

Reality TV World: Were you surprised to be the swing vote in so many of the season's early evictions?

Dan: Yeah definitely.  And it scared me a little bit because I know, being a swing vote, you swing back and forth and at some point you're gonna get cut.

One or two swing votes... you know, one was enough for me. I didn't wanna be in that position anymore because people would see me as expendable and not loyal -- which clearly I wasn't loyal (laughs) -- but I didn't wanna find myself in that position too much more.

Reality TV World: What do you think was the key move that helped you win? Do you think it was when Jerry decided not to put [Memphis and yourself] up against each other or was it something else?

Dan: I think it was two things. One was pretty obviously when I back-doored Michelle and made sure I had the votes to get that done. But I think one of the moves I made early on that was overlooked was the fact that I voted against the entire house to keep Brian in.

What I did was -- it was a vote to show loyalty to Brian but in actuality it made people trust me when in fact that's the one thing I couldn't be, you know I couldn't be trusted.

But people respected me for the fact that I kept my word to Brian -- that I wouldn't vote him out -- and I thought that bought me at least two or three weeks based on merit alone.

Reality TV World: So you didn't think things were looking grim at that point? You felt pretty confident that that was gonna work out?

Dan: No I mean at that point it was my only play. But in Week 2 when I was on the block, I knew I was safe. Libra told me I was safe, Jerry told me I was safe. And then I thought I got a shot to make a run a this thing. But to say I wasn't nervous in Week 2 would be a lie. But I knew when I voted against Brian... it worked even better than I'd expected.

So many people came up to me and said they respected me. You know, people stared to like me where as in Week 1 people thought I was the mole and very sneaky and this and that. So it actually got me some likability as well.

Reality TV World: How big a role do you think that initial attempt to portray yourself as a weak player played into your win?

Dan:  Oh, I think it was huge. I mean you look at someone like April or Michelle who had [that] Earthquake [challenge] where they were up there for eternity, and whether you win one of those [endurance challenges] or not, you're [still] it up there [all that time] and people are scared of those people, so you don't wanna find yourself in that position that early on in the game.

Was it easy for me to throw competitions? No. I mean I coach football. I play to win and initially I had a tough time throwing those competitions. So I tried to find some humor and some entertainment in it because that's what kept me through getting me over the fact that I'm throwing these competitions that I wanted to win so badly.

Reality TV World: What made you decide to target Memphis as your ally? Did you have some initial impression of him or something?

Dan: You know, as the game went on I realized how calm, cool and collected he was and I knew he would never blow his top and that was a huge asset...

Reality TV World: Except to Jerry, right?

Dan: Yeah, but his asset to me was the fact that when I knew that things were looking to keep Memphis in the house, I didn't want to get nothing for my vote. I wanted to get something for my vote, and what a better time to start the Renegade alliance then the fact that "Hey I'm the swing vote, I can keep you here. But I wanna form a secret alliance with you and then take this thing to the end." So being that swing vote let me plant the seed for the birth of the Renegades.

Reality TV World: So you weren't concerned at that point that you were aligning yourself with a guy that had been an outsider at that point?

Dan: Not so much because at that point for Memphis to stay, Keesha flipped, Renny flipped, and Libra flipped. So I have been in an alliance of five as opposed to an alliance of seven when I was the bottom man on the totem pole. Even if I was the bottom man on the totem pole at five it's better to be [in] spot five than [in] spot seven on the other side.

Reality TV World: So if America hadn't been controlling that vote [due to your temporary acceptence of the "America's Player" position] you would've done the same thing and still voted to [evict Jessie]...

Dan: Yeah, without a doubt. I owe America some of the half-million because if they would've voted out Memphis I wouldn't be sitting here right now. That's for sure.

Reality TV World: What was your initial reaction when you learned that you would be given the opportunity to serve as "America's Player" for a week?

Dan: Oh my gosh, I walked into the diary room and there's this envelope sitting there and I'm like "What the heck is going on?" And then I opened it and I was extremely humbled.

When I walked into this game, I thought I had three fans: my mom, my sister and my girlfriend. And when I walked out I worried about [still] having those three, I didn't think even they would like me when I got out of here.

So to think that America voted me as America player, I mean, it was a tremendous feeling. I was very, very humbled and i just wanted to do a great job for America and keep on entertaining and get the jobs done that they wanted.

Reality TV World: Were you worried it was going to damage your strategy or that you weren't gonna be able to make it work out?

Dan: When I opened the first card and saw it was Jessie I knew America and I were on a similar mindset.  I thought -- you know it was a huge risk... but when $20,000 is being dangled in front of you, as a catholic school teacher, I knew I had to take that risk at that point.

Reality TV World: There was a point where it seemed that several of the houseguests became convinced that you were America's Player and had been playing that role all along and you seemed to kind of do your best to just brush it off. But how concerned where you? And do you really think that you were able to convince them otherwise at some point? or did they just really stop bothering to mention it?

Dan: Yeah, no, you know Libra was a major component of that. That was one of the things that made my blood boil, but that's where I had to control my emotions.

Every time America's Player got brought up it spread like wildfire, and everyone at some point called me America's Player and that was starting to affect my strategy. So when Libra got evicted a huge weight was lifted off of my shoulders.

Did America's player still come up [after Libra was gone]? Yes, but not nearly as much.  However for me to dodge that bullet... And sometimes I played into it. I don't know if you saw, but we were playing gladiator in the back yard and I splashed ketchup on my face.

I could do two things: deny it, deny it, deny it or I could try to play into it and act like they're crazy and luckily no one really figured it out. I think they thought I was [America's Player] for goofy reasons, but I don't think they ever suspected the vote, or me wanting to put Jessie up. I really never thought they suspected that.

Reality TV World: What were the reactions that you got [off-air] last night after they found out the truth [at the end of the live finale]? A lot of "I told you so's?"

Dan: Oh yeah, Libra came up and said "Oh, Father Dan, I knew you were America's Player."  Michelle [said she] knew it all along. But other than that not so much. Memphis was shocked, and Memphis' reaction to some of my antics I pulled were priceless. The helicopter trip, and America's Player... his face alone was worth keeping the secret.

Reality TV World: What do you plan to do with the money? Any big plans?

Dan: Yeah, definitely. Monica is gonna get a gift that fits on her left ring finger at some point.

I'm definitely going to help my mom with her mortgage and invest it wisely, because this will allow me to keep my dream job of teaching and coaching at St. Mary's because it's no secret that catholic school teachers don't get paid very well. But with my money I may be able to keep the job that I love and stay there.
Title: Re: Post Season Updates (please read the initial post for rules for this thread)
Post by: RealityFreakWill on September 19, 2008, 02:58:30 AM
More pics from the Real Deal photo shoot yesterday

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Title: Re: Post Season Updates (please read the initial post for rules for this thread)
Post by: RealityFreakWill on September 19, 2008, 10:20:35 AM
Wrap party gag reel

Part 1


Part 2


Part 3


Part 4

Title: Re: Post Season Updates (please read the initial post for rules for this thread)
Post by: RealityFreakWill on September 19, 2008, 11:27:32 AM
I am looking for good pictures from the party.  From what I have read so far, the party was a total blast and it appears everybody had a great time. The Real Deal posted 108 pictures but it has the signature on every one of them so I don't want to post those but am looking for pictures from elsewhere. I'm sure they will be showing up everywhere at some point today.
Title: Re: Post Season Updates (please read the initial post for rules for this thread)
Post by: cbssoapfreak on September 19, 2008, 11:46:34 AM
Can you post their link?
I am looking for good pictures from the party.  From what I have read so far, the party was a total blast and it appears everybody had a great time. The Real Deal posted 108 pictures but it has the signature on every one of them so I don't want to post those but am looking for pictures from elsewhere. I'm sure they will be showing up everywhere at some point today.
Title: Re: Post Season Updates (please read the initial post for rules for this thread)
Post by: RealityFreakWill on September 19, 2008, 12:10:25 PM
Here's a few wrap party pics (will post more this weekend, don't have the time to do it now)

April & Michelle
(http://a825.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/21/l_d07b504e9f5d0e03530cd3bb28cfb440.png)

Dan & Monica

(http://a648.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/30/l_50616bcfb8f854f1f039da6469d5e0bf.png)

Libra, Angie, Zach, Nick, Jen & Dan

(http://a868.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/34/l_58196cdbd0f06a8f5f9936b720791b63.png)
Title: Re: Post Season Updates (please read the initial post for rules for this thread)
Post by: RealityFreakWill on September 19, 2008, 12:11:19 PM
Link to The Real Deal photo album...hope it's not set to private

http://viewmorepics.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewPicture&friendID=247591927&albumId=902876
Title: Re: Post Season Updates (please read the initial post for rules for this thread)
Post by: cbssoapfreak on September 19, 2008, 12:23:26 PM
Crap  it is..... :'(  Thanks for trying.
Link to The Real Deal photo album...hope it's not set to private

http://viewmorepics.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewPicture&friendID=247591927&albumId=902876
Title: Re: Post Season Updates (please read the initial post for rules for this thread)
Post by: RealityFreakWill on September 19, 2008, 12:28:59 PM
I figured it would be set to private. If you all have myspace profile, put in a friends request and The Real Deal has hundreds of awesome pictures he did from photo shoots with many BB alumni.

I'll try to post more pics when I get off work tonight and this weekend.
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Post by: RealityFreakWill on September 19, 2008, 12:45:22 PM
Here's a few more but that's it for now....will post a whole bunch more late tonight and this weekend

Daniele & Keesha
(http://a366.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/11/l_1cef811cc58ec5ffe160869e843c4f75.png)

Nick & Jessie
(http://a992.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/13/l_8c687be079677482e14f6cdef5c9c3ff.png)

Ollie & April

(http://a998.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/1/l_1498b260fd1c0b9271383709afbf3ffd.png)

Steven & Chi Chi LaRue
(http://a261.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/53/l_4ddcb919f3951434ba25212ccbff953c.png)
Title: Re: Post Season Updates (please read the initial post for rules for this thread)
Post by: cbssoapfreak on September 19, 2008, 12:47:37 PM
Thanks Will.. :flirt:
Title: Re: Post Season Updates (please read the initial post for rules for this thread)
Post by: RealityFreakWill on September 19, 2008, 01:29:54 PM
The beginning announcement at wrap party, I think...

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Post by: RealityFreakWill on September 19, 2008, 01:42:06 PM
A few more pics before I go to work...

Jerry, his wife and daughter

(http://a625.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/28/l_f845d7d90660e12af7a12dbd511dd268.jpg)

Steven & Angie

(http://a667.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/41/l_0239fdcc72a6116691e2fbaeefc6300a.jpg)

Ashley & Memphis

(http://a498.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/11/l_e899cda9242a9173daad9fdbb77ad159.jpg)

Libra & Parker

(http://a821.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/64/l_eb16c77e4c40f1ed2f46c6f51afed10c.png)

Dan & Sheila

(http://a260.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/10/l_728130697cc9de7d8d18658ad964a2f3.png)
Title: Re: Post Season Updates (please read the initial post for rules for this thread)
Post by: RealityFreakWill on September 19, 2008, 01:44:38 PM
From TVWeek.com (I think it's almost safe to say there won't be another winter edition)

CBS Orders 11th Season of 'Big Brother'

By Josef Adalian

"Big Brother" will be back next summer.

Just days after wrapping a successful 10th season, CBS has confirmed that its long-running reality soap opera has been renewed for an 11th cycle. The news was announced to "Brother" staffers Thursday night at the show's wrap party in Studio City, Calif.

The renewal doesn't come as much of a surprise, given "Brother's" solid performance this summer. Airing three times per week, the show regularly delivered CBS's best ratings of the night with its Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday broadcasts. Its finale attracted nearly 8 million viewers, down from last summer's swansong but up compared with the show's 2008 spring finale.

While CBS has traditionally aired "Brother" once a year, during the summer, the network launched an in-season edition of the show earlier this year as a way of filling programming gaps caused by the writers' strike.

Allison Grodner and Rich Meehan are the executive producers of "Brother," which is produced in association with Endemol USA.
Title: Re: Post Season Updates (please read the initial post for rules for this thread)
Post by: RealityFreakWill on September 19, 2008, 01:53:37 PM
From buddytv.com

Exclusive interview with Memphis, part 2...

When did you suspect that Dan might be tough to beat in a final vote?  And, if you thought that, did you ever think about maybe switching it up, maybe trying to get him out of the game?

No, not really.  I never really thought that far ahead, to be honest with you.  I tried to keep it at least by the week and I think that's why I'm here.  I tried to just look at that week.  I tried to not think about the votes too much and maybe that was my downfall, but just trying to make it to the end.  Because I never thought, walking into the house, that I would have made it to the finals, it's crazy.  No, me and Dan's alliance and the Renegades - we were trying to stay strong and it never crossed my mind once to get rid of him.


Going back to the jury questions, would you have approached them differently if you had another chance and do you think that the outcome of the final vote could have been different if you had approached it in a different manner?

You know what, I think if I would have had maybe a little bit more time and...how the whole jury questions played out, if I had just a little bit more time to explain myself then it might have turned out a little different.  The thing is, that's not really how the game's played.  My straight forward strategy, trying to be honest as possible, if I could have explained myself to everybody and explained every single situation, yeah, it might have helped me out.  But the thing is, that's not how the game is played.  I don't get that opportunity to explain.  Hopefully, the jury and everyone else in the cast can watch the tapes and be like "Yeah, Memphis played a pretty straight forward honest game."  As long as they get that out of it, I'll be OK.


Now that we are where we are and you came in second, do you think that if you had the chance again you'd try to keep Keesha around, maybe take her, or take Jerry to the final two, or are you pretty happy with it all?

I'm pretty happy with the outcome of the game.  Without Dan I wouldn't have made it as far as I did.  I think he feels the same.  It's hard to win this game.  The thing is, we were trying to secure each other to make it to the final.  We weren't securing each other to win.  It's definitely a team effort and something I don't think I've seen anybody else pull it off.


Looking back at the whole season, what do you think your most underrated or unsung tactical move was?

I think one big thing would definitely be winning the POV and taking Dan off the block and getting rid of Renny.  I think it was a huge move.  It obviously...I stuck my neck out there to get Dan off.  It wasn't just the fact to get Dan off, it was just the fact that I needed Renny out of the house for my sake with Keesha and with Jerry.  I always thought if it was Jerry and Renny and myself, being a young person, they wouldn't take a young person, you know what I mean?  So, I needed Renny out.  I think that was a huge move by me.  And, definitely the fourth week, trying to get the swing vote for the whole house.  Nobody wanted Jessie, really, to go.  Cause the whole house was hell bent on me leaving.  It took a little work to get everybody behind me.


Have you heard anything since you left the house last night from anyone who watched the season or watched the live feeds that you found surprising or anything you didn't know about the season?

Man, I didn't know about the whole April-Ollie stuff, all those shenanigans. Man, it was surprising to me.  I thought they might have had a little more class.  I guess I was way off on that one.


Alright, Memphis.  What do you have planned for the near future?  The long term? Any goals, anything you have in mind?

Ah man, yeah.  We're working on Renegade gear right now, man.  There's a lot of stuff in the works already.  That'll be coming out soon.  I'm going to get back working with the company I worked for, ASB Entertainment, which is an amazing company here in LA.  I've got a couple other adventures that I'm going to be doing, a couple of trips that I'm going to be taking.  I'm going to try and ease my way back into society.  I'm excited to be out, I'm excited to be back to my life and stuff.  You'll definitely hear from me some more, for sure.


Alright Memphis, I appreciate you taking the time.

Alright, man.


See ya.

Later.
Title: Re: Post Season Updates (please read the initial post for rules for this thread)
Post by: RealityFreakWill on September 19, 2008, 01:58:31 PM
From NorthernStar:

Favorite moments from 'Big Brother 10'
By JEN HANCE

It is officially over. “Big Brother 10” is complete.

As of Wednesday night, the doors of the Big Brother house opened, and the winner emerged. After watching every episode religiously of CBS’s “Big Brother 10,” it was hard to say goodbye to the 13 houseguests I have grown to love over the summer.

I am happy to announce, however, that the winner of the show was Dan, my personal favorite. He became my favorite because he was not only cunning, he was likeable.

It was a blast watching Dan torment the crap out of hairdresser Renny, the oldest woman in the house, as he put on her clothes and mocked her. Dan shined again when he ticked off Michelle and Ollie with his ridiculous “replacement nominee roulette” speech. No one ever knew what that guy was going to do next, and that probably had something to do with him walking away with the prize.

When asked what he would do with the $500,000 prize money, the first thing he said was that he was going to buy a ring for his beloved girlfriend.

As the season comes to a close, I am left with some of my favorite memories from the season:

5. The sock puppet show that Brian put on with Memphis, Angie, and Dan right before he was evicted.

They all got together, made sock puppets, and performed dead-on impersionations of the people least liked in the house. It was hilarious and fun to see everyone having a good time together.

4. Keesha’s Laugh
Though this was one of the worst things on the show, it was too priceless when they showed footage of everyone mocking her laugh in the diary room. Jerry had the funniest impersionation, because his voice is so messed up he couldn’t get any audible sounds out, he just ended up hissing... which brings me to number three.

3. Hissy
While most cast members were excited to win HOH to see photos of their families, or read letters from their loved ones, the thing that Jerry was happiest to see was a Beanie Baby snake. He then went on to describe the antagonizingly long story behind the little guy. Almost every houseguest fell asleep listening to the horrible tale trying to win Jerry over. “Oh Hissy...”

2. Renny sleepwalking and eating.
Crazy old Renny was caught sleepwalking by Memphis and Keesha as she was eating an Almond Joy and almost ate a ping pong ball.

1. When Jerry fell into the pool.
This had to be one of the funniest moments of the entire show, even though I felt bad for laughing at a man that probably almost broke his hip
Title: Re: Post Season Updates (please read the initial post for rules for this thread)
Post by: RealityFreakWill on September 19, 2008, 02:08:39 PM
From buddytv.com (not uploading videos cuz they are not from CBS, they are youtubes)

The 5 Worst Moments of 'Big Brother 10'

In downtown Seattle today, I witnessed a line around one full city block, hundreds and hundreds of seemingly normal human beings waiting to be let in somewhere.  I had no idea what they were in line for – I assumed someone important was speaking somewhere (Sarah Palin?  Flavor Flav?).  Only later did I discover that there was no celebrity, no important speaker – these people were waiting in line for the opening of a brand new clothing store.  Some Sweden-born establishment that apparently sells reasonably affordable apparel; I presume it's basically an Ikea for clothes.  Point being – I will never understand people.  The behavior of usually normal men and women never ceases to baffle and amaze.  Why would a person wait in line for hours to enter a new clothing store?  Why would a reality TV show contestant go ballistic over what they know is a game? 

Big Brother 10 had its fair share of insane moments.  The behavior of Big Brother houseguests is always a curiosity, simply because to want to appear on Big Brother you have to be wired in a very specific way.  Again – it is a type of person I will never begin to understand.  I've written about it before, but I still can't get over how mad people get over what is essentially a very silly game.  It's a game, and people are trying to win – why even bother to make it personal?

In concocting the Top 5 Worst Moments of Big Brother 10, I had a lot of material to choose from.  Clearly, my list is probably going to be vastly different from yours.  Please, feel free to add your two cents in the comments section below.  I decided to define “worst” as "the worst examples of human behavior over the course of the Big Brother season.”  I've embedded videos when available.  Get started below.

5.
Repeatedly.  Jerry, even though CBS didn't completely paint him as a saint, they did give a more favorable edit than they needed to.  But, when it comes to something like Jerry calling Dan Judas during the Power of Veto meeting, all CBS had to do was roll the tape.  Jerry was fully capable of hanging himself.  Jerry lied and called people awful names, then had the gall to call Dan, perhaps the most morally sound person in the game, Judas.  It was uncalled for, and a little bit jarring.  It was a testament to Dan's good attitude that he was able to react so calmly to Jerry's name-calling.

4.
Clearly, I will not be showing video of this.  Ollie, supposedly a religious and decent person, was not above participating in live amateur porn on a nearly nightly basis.  April – I would have believed it.  After all, she was the one who, minutes into meeting her fellow houseguests, allowed anyone who desired it to grab a handful of her bosom.  She was subsequently fondled by a giddy 75 year-old man, and April couldn't have been more happy about it.  These are quality individuals, right?  It's not only the fact that April and Ollie constantly knocked boots while live feeders watched, it's that April and Ollie (mostly April) were so judgmental of everyone else in the house.  Once you fornicate in front of thousands of strangers, you lose your right to question your fellow houseguests' behavior.

3.
Michelle, oh my.  I don't want to slander her.  She just seems naïve and a little bit misguided.  She was a conspiracy master, and an underrated narcissist.  Her raging Diary Room diatribe, in which she brutally questioned Libra's parenting ability simply because she decided to participate on Big Brother, leaving her small children at home, was disgraceful stuff.  As CBS smartly showed, Libra's husband and mother were both fully supportive of Libra going on Big Brother and were also more than capable of taking care of the kids in Libra's absence.  I hope Michelle feels really stupid when she goes back and watches that episode

2.
April and Michelle, while watching the DVD of house events at the jury house, mercilessly belittled Keesha.  They called her fat, assassinated her character, and came across as a pair of Grade-A bitches.  Just watch the video, I think it speaks for itself.

1.
Ollie, after Dan reneged on his word and back-doored Michelle, went absolutely nuts.  Just like the people waiting in line for cheap Swedish clothes, Ollie's behavior in the below video is utterly befuddling.  Enjoy.
Title: Re: Post Season Updates (please read the initial post for rules for this thread)
Post by: RealityFreakWill on September 20, 2008, 10:21:44 AM
BB finale made it on The Soup this week...

Title: Re: Post Season Updates (please read the initial post for rules for this thread)
Post by: RealityFreakWill on September 20, 2008, 01:57:25 PM
I was going to post this under BB9 post season updates but the thread has been locked but anyhow...

This is purely FYI

Sharon and Jacob has broken up. (yes, again!)

Jen and Ryan broke up as you all probably know.

Neil and his BF broke up.

Just about all BB9 hg's are currently single. Seems that group can't maintain a relationship, lol!
Title: Re: Post Season Updates (please read the initial post for rules for this thread)
Post by: RealityFreakWill on September 20, 2008, 02:03:15 PM
full version of the wrap party gag reel

Title: Re: Post Season Updates (please read the initial post for rules for this thread)
Post by: RealityFreakWill on September 20, 2008, 02:06:15 PM
Renny dancing at the wrap party

Title: Re: Post Season Updates (please read the initial post for rules for this thread)
Post by: RealityFreakWill on September 21, 2008, 03:06:28 PM
Chelsia, James, Angie & Steven

(http://a391.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/81/l_435cbe2b59417b10bb1c57cac1144bfe.jpg)

Joshuah, Jessie, James, Michelle, Chelsia, Sharon and whoever that guy is

(http://a690.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/116/l_a01844aa7d5f0d6cd00d1ac8e80f51b9.jpg)

James and Dan's sister, Kelly

(http://a628.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/118/l_c2ccf52680c4a64c5fbbe9d692d18963.jpg)

James & Angie

(http://a866.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/27/l_3e49e31116933df3a1594118a9c65521.jpg)

Steven & Joe
(http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc202/tivpics/joeandsteven.jpg)
Title: Re: Post Season Updates (please read the initial post for rules for this thread)
Post by: RealityFreakWill on September 21, 2008, 03:14:02 PM
The Fox Really Awards will air live on 10/11 and I think the nominations will be announced this week and will post as soon I find out. I am sure BB9 and BB10 will get a handful of nominations. I did find out that Dick will be a presenter and will be giving out the award for Entertainer of the Year.
Title: Re: Post Season Updates (please read the initial post for rules for this thread)
Post by: RealityFreakWill on September 23, 2008, 10:51:35 AM
As far as I found out about the Fox Really Awards, the following people are some of the selected to be presenters at the show on 10/11...

Dick Donato, Jessica Hughbanks, Will Kirby and Mike "Boogie" Malin, Big Brother

Todd Herzog, Nate Gonzales, Survivor

Jerry Springer, America's Got Talent

Carrie Ann Inaba, Dancing with the Stars

Kynt & Vyxsin,  Lynn & Alex, The Amazing Race

Omarosa, The Apprentice

Nigel Lythgoe & Mary Murphy, So You Think You Can Dance

Erica Rose, The Bachelor

to name a few....still waiting on the announcement of the nominees!


Title: Re: Post Season Updates (please read the initial post for rules for this thread)
Post by: RealityFreakWill on September 23, 2008, 11:45:16 AM
Well, I just found out the nominations are out but Fox Reality is not releasing the list yet because Crazy James said in his blog he had to postpone leaving for Paris until Friday in order to attend the awards tomorrow night which is being filmed to air on 10/11 so it won't be live. James said he's nominated but didn't say what category. I will keep checking to get the list of nominees.

James' farewell party is tonight at Bar 107 in L.A.

Steven and Brian are doing a radio chat tonight to recap the finale, wrap party and the BB bash in Vegas if anybody wants to listen at www.blogtalkradio.com/bigbrotherafterdark at 9pm EST.
Title: Re: Post Season Updates (please read the initial post for rules for this thread)
Post by: RealityFreakWill on September 23, 2008, 01:38:16 PM
More wrap party pictures....posted by Sharon BB9 (check out her cleavage....what a shirt!)

(http://c2.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/56/l_484a6179350445259255c1aac7636f59.jpg)

(http://c4.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/58/l_7a7ad33ba6cb4f97994129c977b0515b.jpg)

(http://c2.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/64/l_96566ecef35f4547845f088a94aa57cd.jpg)

(http://c1.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/19/l_0f2a614e0f4e4b1fab2a615bddb60918.jpg)

(http://c2.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/3/l_6815ec61b94a4a88be38f881bba9960d.jpg)

(http://c2.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/17/l_e6636779ddd149efba550337789ca441.jpg)

(http://c2.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/46/l_5b9b0edfa9fa421f8ba6db13b3c74b6d.jpg)

This is Sharon's date, Gordon, that she brought with her for the finale and wrap party! Yes, Jacob's history!

(http://c4.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/62/l_14f5bf2ba714477cb80d75822626052b.jpg)
Title: Re: Post Season Updates (please read the initial post for rules for this thread)
Post by: RealityFreakWill on September 23, 2008, 02:00:09 PM
for anybody interested in listening....

(http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x32/lonnie668/cabd0328e6205fec4e05e72c3fd0ceaf.gif)
Title: Re: Post Season Updates (please read the initial post for rules for this thread)
Post by: RealityFreakWill on September 24, 2008, 02:47:41 AM
Big Brother Bash in Las Vegas, Saturday 9/20

Steven
(http://c4.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/3/l_e33b2a22c1c64180b68776edf61e4313.jpg)

Jen, James & Steven
(http://c1.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/64/l_d69b7ab4df1f4af39a03adf29b629210.jpg)

Angie
(http://c1.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/36/l_4664d9704e4443638608ae9c7adf0404.jpg)

Angie & Parker
(http://c1.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/48/l_85f6634a26064bc7aa297cfd5a94dbf4.jpg)

James, Parker & Joe
(http://c2.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/3/l_2108d83929e548f09354edfe9e722011.jpg)

Sheila
(http://c3.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/42/l_6f2845e92b2d4d478e9dfe6c25560eb2.jpg)


Title: Re: Post Season Updates (please read the initial post for rules for this thread)
Post by: RealityFreakWill on September 24, 2008, 02:54:05 AM
Gang went to see Phantom of the Opera in Las Vegas

Parker, Brian, Sheila, Jen, James & Joe

(http://c3.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/45/l_7e5aec55d8a448dfab7cc21151ff5492.jpg)
Title: Re: Post Season Updates (please read the initial post for rules for this thread)
Post by: RealityFreakWill on September 25, 2008, 11:54:00 AM
Chelsia and Keesha will be doing a SuperPass chat tomorrow 9/26 & 9pm EST.
Title: Re: Post Season Updates (please read the initial post for rules for this thread)
Post by: furzball on September 25, 2008, 05:49:37 PM
Chelsia and Keesha will be doing a SuperPass chat tomorrow 9/26 & 9pm EST.

Thanks, Will! That should be interesting!!!
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Post by: michael on September 25, 2008, 05:53:22 PM
Sheila is looking as ***y as ever
Title: Re: Post Season Updates (please read the initial post for rules for this thread)
Post by: TARAsia Fan on September 25, 2008, 06:27:24 PM
Ok, I could let the Julie Chen obsession go, but not Sheila.:P

But because I have tremendous respect for Will, I won't make a comment here.  :tup:
Title: Re: Post Season Updates (please read the initial post for rules for this thread)
Post by: furzball on September 25, 2008, 08:49:33 PM
 :funny: :funny: :funny: :funny:
Title: Re: Post Season Updates (please read the initial post for rules for this thread)
Post by: RealityFreakWill on September 26, 2008, 11:19:23 AM
A few pics from the wrap party posted by Brian...

Boogie, Brian & Dan
(http://c2.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/54/l_8c5d867da3f24c13ab6085f7d0dd0c3d.jpg)

Steven & Brian
(http://c4.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/29/l_c49371d298b94f3c8564d69843278b7b.jpg)

Ashley & Monica
(http://c3.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/8/l_ed7bba27415141ceb8295402b067c136.jpg)

Houseguests being called on stage in order of eviction...Brian, then Steven and now Angie
(http://c2.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/58/l_3104eee47d534b5a9b08ad1bbe470ae1.jpg)

and now Jessie
(http://c1.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/48/l_fd757c6c12b84832ade82a2c54ddc680.jpg)

and now Libra
(http://c1.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/7/l_bfd8dce973574b40967e0e45a6862560.jpg)

April, then Michelle and now Ollie
(http://c2.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/51/l_1c9d17291a6e4686b6940a4df30002a9.jpg)

Renny, then Keesha, then Jerry and now the final two, Memphis and Dan
(http://c4.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/59/l_9dcb3917b802404285034ccd4873f60f.jpg)

Renny getting all the attention
(http://c2.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/58/l_4def59a2a71c4fad974ebddd4afc39ed.jpg)

Title: Re: Post Season Updates (please read the initial post for rules for this thread)
Post by: eseai on September 26, 2008, 05:14:57 PM
Kelly talks about her big brother Dan and gave us some pics:
http://detroit.metromix.com/tv/article/big-brother-10-detroits/636577/content (http://detroit.metromix.com/tv/article/big-brother-10-detroits/636577/content)(http://detroit.metromix.com/tv/photogallery/big-brother-10-wrap/636857/content?photo=1)
Title: Re: Post Season Updates (please read the initial post for rules for this thread)
Post by: RealityFreakWill on September 27, 2008, 12:44:17 AM
Chelsia and Keesha from earlier this evening in Seattle for the Real Player SuperPass interview...

(http://c2.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/55/l_0d86b4cd8882463dbbdfeab0946c8e91.jpg)

(http://c4.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/37/l_a0e58198762e42bcb7e6662762ae6dab.jpg)
Title: Re: Post Season Updates (please read the initial post for rules for this thread)
Post by: RealityFreakWill on September 27, 2008, 12:30:35 PM
Steven's rodeo pictures...

(http://c1.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/44/l_6a3c38d52be34fd4b2db87249719a67c.jpg)

(http://c4.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/54/l_2cbbab22634a49709f18a527e548df4b.jpg)

(http://c1.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/41/l_1e135cc050244ca794c7408eb7aed96c.jpg)

(http://c2.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/9/l_55b30991f770469cb6600706d7adf1b9.jpg)
Title: Re: Post Season Updates (please read the initial post for rules for this thread)
Post by: RealityFreakWill on September 28, 2008, 02:16:05 AM
I didn't know Brian's mother was part of the Phantom of the Opera cast and that is how the BB hg's got to take in the show in Vegas

Brian's mom is right next to him in this group pic

(http://images.broadwayworld.com/upload/33192/tn-500_brother.bmp)

(http://images.broadwayworld.com/upload/33192/tn-500_brother2.bmp)
Title: Re: Post Season Updates (please read the initial post for rules for this thread)
Post by: RealityFreakWill on September 29, 2008, 11:09:38 AM
From buddytv.com

Big Brother 10: What We'll Remember the Houseguests For...

If I were a reality show contestant (though I never will be), I would be eminently concerned with my legacy.  What would I be remembered for in one year?  Five years?  The general public is going to forget about the small things.  The big things, the overall persona (if it's memorable), the major events – those are what reality contestants are remembered for.  Big Brother 10 is only recently in our past, but now that we've had at least a little bit of time to process and gain perspective on Big Brother 10, we can consider the various legacies of the houseguests.  Not all legacies are fair, and oftentimes we think of past contestants in ways we really shouldn't.  Minor squabbles become vibrant memories, but smaller personal moments are forgotten as time goes by.  So – what will the legacies of the Big Brother 10 houseguests be? Whatever I write below, many of you will probably disagree with me, which I like.  Just know that this is what I think Big Brother fans will remember the houseguests for in the future, not now.

Brian: The smart-idiot who over-played his hand the second he got in the game.  Untapped potential.

Steven:  The Gay Cowboy.  Nothing else.

Angie: The funny, pretty girl who was disliked by the other girls. Also, as the girl who got screwed because of her connection to Brian.

Jessie:  The muscle-bound idiot.  Like, huge idiot.  Like one of the biggest in Big Brother history.

Libra: The explosive mother who was lambasted for leaving her small children at home.

April:  The floozie who made awful comments about those who didn't deserve it.  Involved in probably the most intense showmance Big Brother has ever seen.

Michelle: I doubt she'll be remembered for much of anything.  Maybe as the super-paranoid floater.

Ollie: As the religious guy who didn't at all act like the religious guy.

Renny: One of the most entertaining houseguests ever.  Annoying voice, maybe.  Great accent.

Keesha: The decent woman who played a good, solid game.  Also – boobs.

Jerry: The crotchety old man who got an incredibly favorable edit.  Said terrible things about people.

Memphis: Dan's reliable sidekick.

Dan: A Big Brother player of mythical proportions.  When speaking about Big Brother's greatest players, there will only be two names worth mentioning: Dan and Dr. Will Kirby. 
Title: Re: Post Season Updates (please read the initial post for rules for this thread)
Post by: TARAsia Fan on September 29, 2008, 11:32:34 AM
That is extremely accurate. Except for Keesha, I agree with everything that was written.
Title: Re: Post Season Updates (please read the initial post for rules for this thread)
Post by: patlini on September 29, 2008, 12:53:08 PM
ok are Angie and Brian a couple??

also this may have been mentioned somewhere, what happened with Jen and Ryan?
Title: Re: Post Season Updates (please read the initial post for rules for this thread)
Post by: RealityFreakWill on September 29, 2008, 01:19:55 PM
ok are Angie and Brian a couple??

also this may have been mentioned somewhere, what happened with Jen and Ryan?

Ryan cheated on her and Jen found out and dumped him.

As for Angie and Brian, no they are not a couple, they and Steven are BBF's with each other and talk almost daily on the phone.
Title: Re: Post Season Updates (please read the initial post for rules for this thread)
Post by: patlini on September 29, 2008, 01:26:54 PM
Thanks Will

wow Ryan what a git
Title: Re: Post Season Updates (please read the initial post for rules for this thread)
Post by: michael on September 29, 2008, 01:29:57 PM
Do angie, brian, or steven have actual jobs? they seem like they are always taking pictures but that's about it lol
Title: Re: Post Season Updates (please read the initial post for rules for this thread)
Post by: RealityFreakWill on September 29, 2008, 01:34:45 PM
Do angie, brian, or steven have actual jobs? they seem like they are always taking pictures but that's about it lol

Steven posted on his myspace that he's returning to work today.

Dan also returned to his teaching job at St. Mary's today as well.

I know Brian was out of a job when he returned home from BB in July but don't know if he has a job now or not and not sure about Angie.
Title: Re: Post Season Updates (please read the initial post for rules for this thread)
Post by: TARAsia Fan on September 29, 2008, 01:54:40 PM
Wasn't Angie in real estate? I believe she quit her job to be on the show as well.

ETA: In pharmaceutical sales. I knew that.  :groan:
Title: Re: Post Season Updates (please read the initial post for rules for this thread)
Post by: Venis Envy88 on September 29, 2008, 04:18:59 PM
[quote

Jessie:  The muscle-bound idiot.  Like, huge idiot.  Like one of the biggest in Big Brother history.

[/quote]

LMAO!!!! Great description!
Title: Re: Post Season Updates (please read the initial post for rules for this thread)
Post by: furzball on September 29, 2008, 05:43:02 PM
During the RealPass chat with Brian and Stephen, Brian said he has a new job
in the Travel Industry----that he'd be going to the South Pacific and Indonisia.
Title: Re: Post Season Updates (please read the initial post for rules for this thread)
Post by: RealityFreakWill on October 02, 2008, 12:32:38 AM
FYI....

Dan and Memphis will do a SuperPass chat in Seattle like the one Keesha and Chelsia did last week and it will take place next Wednesday, October 8th at 9 pm EST!
Title: Re: Post Season Updates (please read the initial post for rules for this thread)
Post by: Lily on October 02, 2008, 01:23:05 PM
I heard from Qantas Vacations that Brian has started working with them, and was introduced around the office yesterday.
Title: Re: Post Season Updates (please read the initial post for rules for this thread)
Post by: RealityFreakWill on October 05, 2008, 10:46:43 PM
A recent picture of Dan the Man....

(http://c3.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/20/l_a6ee749e89e549339fcb49d2a83cb866.jpg)
Title: Re: Post Season Updates (please read the initial post for rules for this thread)
Post by: RealityFreakWill on October 06, 2008, 12:21:40 AM
Dan just posted this on Jokers and I will follow up on it tomorrow....

Just stopped by to drop some quick news, there will be news tomorrow on my MySpace blog.

So is this really news about news that might happen tomorrow? Yes.

What is it going to be about? I guess you will have to wait and see.

"You keep for your collection. I know, you'll like."
Title: Re: Post Season Updates (please read the initial post for rules for this thread)
Post by: RealityFreakWill on October 07, 2008, 01:24:43 PM
Here's the much anticipated blog post from Dan:

    

Never say die
Current mood: amused

Alright, so I may have left you hanging a little longer than expected, hahaha.  Things have been very hectic between getting back to "real-life" and decompressing from the Big Brother house.  It has definitely been an adjustment, but all is going well.  I appreciate all the fan support, it is STILL overwhelming to have people come up to me in public, but if I can put a smile on someone's face I will do my best to do so! 

I have been getting a lot of offers to do everything under the sun, from appearances, to hosting, to things you wouldn't believe!  I am taking time to sort through these things and there are some very interesting deals in progress (can't talk about them, yet!).  I've had a chance to do some things around here in Michigan, which has been a blast.  Thanks to WRIF for having me on the air again, Detroit Metromix for the invite to the Jay-Z After Party, Mooretosay.com, the Dearborn Press and Guide, C & G News, and the MSU Alumni Magazine.  The support back in Michigan has been great and it is good to be home!

I am still working through all of the e-mails and letters that were sent to me, thank you to all the fans for sending them, you all are the best!

Speaking of fans, here are the two most prevalent questions that I get all the time so let me answer them:


 1) How do I get on Big Brother?  Do you have any advice for my audition tape?

 My advice is to be yourself in the audition tape and bring a lot of energy!  My path to Big Brother was a long and drawn out one, over a few years.  A lot of the Big Brother casting has to do with timing, so if you don't make it the first time, don't give up!  Also, do not try to do what I did and give the producers what they want to hear!  Just be yourself and roll the dice!


 2)  How can I get an autograph?

 Thanks for being patient with this question!  If you would like an autograph, send a self addressed, stamped envelope, ALONG with a note saying who to personalize the autograph to (I will not respond to non-personalized autographs, sorry) the following address:

 

Dan Gheesling

ATTN: Autographs

PO Box 2099

Dearborn, MI 48123

 

As far as the episodes go, I have only had a chance to watch the first few.  It is strange seeing what we lived through, edited with background music, and diary room sessions, but it is hilarious nonetheless.

Memphis and are doing an interview together this Wednesday night in Seattle (10/6/08) with Real Player at 9:00 PM EST – tune in to see the Renegades back in action.  You will be able to see the Official Renegade gear for the first time!

The Official Renegade Gear launch is this Wednesday!  Keep an eye out for the website.

Once again, thanks to all my family, friends, and fans for all the support since I have been out of the house – I truly appreciate it.

Take care,
Dan

 

Now it's time to play a game…if you want a shot at winning the last remaining Renegade Tye-Dye shirt I made inside the Big Brother house, all you have to do is go to my favorite website to find out the details.  What is my favorite website?  You want me to give you the web address?  The only thing I can tell you is that it "Is a Car Riot."

 

Good Luck!
Title: Re: Post Season Updates (please read the initial post for rules for this thread)
Post by: RealityFreakWill on October 08, 2008, 02:21:38 PM
http://www.letsdothislikejudas.com/

Here's the link to the contest by Dan
Title: Re: Post Season Updates (please read the initial post for rules for this thread)
Post by: RealityFreakWill on October 09, 2008, 01:25:33 AM
Dan and Memphis in Seattle doing the SuperPass interview/chat

(http://c4.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/59/l_132dd65c71004534b37dfc65fc6fb05f.jpg)

(http://c1.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/20/l_43f29693784442d68837b0af37998428.jpg)

(http://c3.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/55/l_b2559e2deac44a40b827a8953d1b6fea.jpg)

(http://c4.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/62/l_a9543a899065446a81d55b09466f25cf.jpg)

(http://i36.[banned image hosting site].com/rktogg.jpg)

(http://i34.[banned image hosting site].com/e827ab.jpg)
Title: Re: Post Season Updates (please read the initial post for rules for this thread)
Post by: RealityFreakWill on October 09, 2008, 01:47:48 AM
SuperPass interview with Dan and Memphis

Anybody that listen to the whole thing and post some highlights of the chat for me will be greatly appreciated


Part 1
 

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Part 5
Title: Re: Post Season Updates (please read the initial post for rules for this thread)
Post by: RealityFreakWill on October 09, 2008, 02:50:32 AM
Direct link to the Renegades store....

https://renegades.spreadshirt.com/us/US/Shop/Index/index/
Title: Re: Post Season Updates (please read the initial post for rules for this thread)
Post by: I'm Ron Burgundy? on October 09, 2008, 01:10:30 PM
Memphis didn't get the car, undisclosed money.
Uh Dan said if Monica would've slept in a bed with Memphis he'd be fine with it.
Surprised about Ollie and April doin' it.
Would only do BB again if lives were at right places and with each other.
Both not back to work yet, Dan coaches but isn't teaching. Memphis is employed but not working.
Stuff about loving fans and t-shirts on letsdothislikejudas.com
Out of April, Jerry and Michelle to live with for a year Memphis picked April, Dan picked Michelle.

That's all I can remember..
Title: Re: Post Season Updates (please read the initial post for rules for this thread)
Post by: Lily on October 10, 2008, 02:57:04 PM
One of my friends spoke to Brian and he told her that he and Dan will be friends for life, and for any that worried that Dan had invested his money, that he had it in a savings account still, while he was trying to decide what to do with it.
He also admitted he and Angie had dated briefly, but hedged when asked if he was dating Dan's sister.


 
Title: Re: Post Season Updates (please read the initial post for rules for this thread)
Post by: RealityFreakWill on October 11, 2008, 12:46:05 AM
Memphis just posted this blog a little while ago....

    

Back to Hollywood

Ok so flying two hours hung over is not a good idea. Our last night in Seattle we went to a place called Vertigo not bad. Dan and I made lots of Russian friends; Dan might have joined the Russian mob. Anyways its back to Hollywood, I was going to stay in tonight and recover but I don't think so, to the club I go.
Title: Re: Post Season Updates (please read the initial post for rules for this thread)
Post by: RealityFreakWill on October 12, 2008, 04:34:50 PM
More pics from BB finale week

Sharon, Joshuah and Chelsia
(http://c1.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/50/l_b88187098f6349e3b5e299deb36ffc74.jpg)
(http://c3.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/44/l_b84cbcb2307244f198a4a73b74bc9726.jpg)

Party from last night in LA (a birthday costume party, I think)

Chelsia, Steven, Brian and Keesha and a guest
(http://c2.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/59/l_d04d5466e64a4e20ad9fc39ca7624691.jpg)

Steven
(http://c2.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/27/l_d941ef47bc5b4063a433c1fd8bec70b5.jpg)

Chelsia & Steven
(http://c1.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/41/l_fec74e1490b94f44b8f6d3fd940b6a60.jpg)
(http://c2.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/18/l_5164f1db064248c482dbb2098b0776c1.jpg)
Lance Bass & Chelsia
(http://c2.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/31/l_7e44ada3665e4fb0a4af0e5d9c95f3e1.jpg)
Title: Re: Post Season Updates (please read the initial post for rules for this thread)
Post by: RealityFreakWill on October 14, 2008, 04:04:09 AM
I don't know if any of you heard about this yet but it's all over the place now but anyhow....

Josh and Bunky had a blow up in Dallas!

Here's the chat transcript of an innocent bystander at the strip bar! Posted on Jokers.

This is a true story told about Steven BB10 (who was there,) Bunky, and Josh BB9 and one of Josh's friends. This happened in a bar in Dallas, very recently. The information Jokers has came from a live chat with "Fan_At_Bar"

We hope you enjoy it. This is it, as it happened.

<Man_At_Bar> So I have a little drama, anyone wanna hear it
<@Jokerette> absolutley

<Man_At_Bar> I was going to keep it to myself, but I am just busting at the seams to spill it
<@Jokerette> by all means. roflmao!
<Laura> scoop

<Man_At_Bar> So Bunky has beeen in dallas all week
<@Jokerette> have you met him?
<Man_At_Bar> wanted me to take him out and show him a good time in Dallas

<Rainy> i think if i actually was to meet a celeb i loved, i'd end up like a middle school girl......i saw a famous UFC fighter one day in my walmart and about died...and i dont even really like him
<@Jokerette> he's a good lookin fella, but too much back hair rofl

<@cricket> so did ya'll go out?
<aaron83> he hit on you

<Man_At_Bar> so Joshua decided he wanted to tag along
<@Jokerette> oh lord this HAS to be good

<Man_At_Bar> well, bunky was not too excited about this and told me that the only Joshua would wanna come out to meet Bunky would be to ruin his night
<@Jokerette> uh oh

<aaron83> this is good stuff lol
<Man_At_Bar> so I called josh and told him "we are not having drama tonight, we are gonna go out and have fun"

<Man_At_Bar> Josh agreed and I headed to the bar to meet Bunky

<Laura> glued to screen
<@Jokerette> i bet he didn't like that

<Man_At_Bar> So me and bunky are hanging out, talking, I am drinking, we are watching the dick dancers
<@Jokerette> dick dancers! roflol
<RennysWig> You said a mouthful there

<Man_At_Bar> here comes Joshua, 3 sheets to the wind..
<@Jokerette> oh NO roflol
<@cricket> uh oh
<@Jokerette> this ain't gonna be good!

<Man_At_Bar> him and his best friend, I can see the look he has on his face I was just waiting for the shit to hit the fan..
<lukemason> Josh Went AMANDA On Bunkey ?
<@Jokerette> oh man oh man rofl
<Rainy> i missed part of the convo...are you talking about josh bb9?

<Man_At_Bar> Amazingly enough, they said hi to each other and we actually all got along...
<Man_At_Bar> for about 20 minutes
<@Jokerette> rofl! oh no!
<@Jokerette> then...
<@cricket> and then?

<Man_At_Bar> I am having a great time with Josh's friend, we are shoving dollars down this amazingly cute boys boxer briefs and loving his totally southern accent
<Man_At_Bar> next thing I know I turn around and Bunky and Joshua are fighting
<Rainy> damn, i need to pretend to be a gay guy
<Man_At_Bar> yelling at each other..

<Laura> oh no
<@Jokerette> omg oh shit
<aaron83> yikes

<Man_At_Bar> Josh strolled right up to bunky and said "why dont you like me"
<@Jokerette> and then it was awwwwwn like donkey kong i bet

<Man_At_Bar> and bunky said "cause ur a bitchy nellie queen that gives all gays a bad name"
<Rainy> oh wow
<@Jokerette> oh fuck rofl

<aaron83> wow
<Man_At_Bar> and I mean it just got Country from there!

<RennysWig> Who smacked whom first
<@Jokerette> I bet it DID lmao!
<@Jokerette> what were you doing during this? heheheh!

<Man_At_Bar> Joshua backs up and starts screaming "bring it on you old hairy mother fucker"
<Rainy> i woulda been sitting back with my popcorn
<@Jokerette> I'da been up under a table

<Man_At_Bar> He had his arms wide open just yelling at him...
<RennysWig> Did he pull out a razor? Not to cut him; to SHAVE his back?
<@Jokerette> oh lordie rofl!
<Laura> me taking pictures and recording it

<lukemason> Ahh so it was a true Bitch Fight haha
<aaron83> this is the best bb cast member chat yet
<Man_At_Bar> by this time it was like one of those scenes froma movie when a white guy walks into an all black bar and the music comes to a screaching hault and everyone just stops to stare

<@Jokerette> were you tryin to get outta there?
<Man_At_Bar> Even the dick dancers have stopped dancing to watch this..

<@Jokerette> what did bunky say? hehehehe
<@Jokerette> dick dancers... roflmao
<RennysWig> I think I saw this on an episode of "Queer As Folk".

<Man_At_Bar> I stepped between them and was like, come on guys, how ofter are three gay former big brother houseguests gonna get to be out together in a bar away from LA ever again
<Man_At_Bar> Joshua didn't seem to give a shit what I was saying..
<Man_At_Bar> he just kept screeming, bring on bunky...

<@Jokerette> omg omg
<RennysWig> I am reminded of a Christmas carol....."We three queens of Orient are..." or something like that.'

<Man_At_Bar> Kinda reminded me a bit of when keesha yelled at April and said "bring it you barbie bitch"

<aaron83> typical af men with needle dicks
<@Jokerette> I'd of so been outta there

<Man_At_Bar> So, now with the entire bar watching, me and Josh's friend embarressed to death and Josh still yelling at bunky
<@Jokerette> but you probably stayed for bunky backup

<Rainy> i swear, i woulda paid money to hear them say "barbie bitch" to each other (the guys)
<Man_At_Bar> Next it gets good
<@Jokerette> I bet you were MORTIFIED
<Rainy> omg, it gets better?
<@Jokerette> this is surreal!

<Man_At_Bar> So Josh takes his completely full Vodka Tonic and tosses it in Bunky's face, covering him, the bar and everyone within 5 feet
<@Jokerette> omg NO rofl

<Man_At_Bar> Josh is now laughing and bunky looks like he is crying
<@Jokerette> what on earth did Bunky do?
<Laura> oh no .. what is bunky doing while josh does this mess

<Man_At_Bar> Bunky just stood there in complete and utter surprise..

<@Jokerette> awwwwwww poor bunky!
<Man_At_Bar> he was shocked and didn't know what to do
<@Jokerette> I bet. I can just see his face

<Man_At_Bar> me and josh's friend tried to get bunky dried off, as best we can with a bunch of Bar napkins..
<@Jokerette> he had to be blown away, bunky did

<aaron83> they should have gave josh the 86

<Man_At_Bar> Well, josh knew what was coming and we told him to get the fuck out..
<@Jokerette> good ON you
<Laura> good for u

<Man_At_Bar> He took off out the door and we took bunky to the bathroom to get him cleaned up..
<RennysWig> I would have peed in a cup and thrown it back in Josh's face. Of course, I am ladylike in that way.
<@Jokerette> oh jesus
<@Jokerette> poor ole bunky

<Man_At_Bar> So at this point I wished that bunky could have just chalked it up to dealing with a drunk queen, but no, he had to make it worse

<Laura> that way wrong

<Man_At_Bar> Bunky first talks to the bar manager to get Josh permanently removed
<@Jokerette> oh LORD

<Man_At_Bar> then calls the police and files assault charges on Joshua
<@Jokerette> get OUT
<RennysWig> please
<@Jokerette> did he REALLY?
<Laura> wow
<@Jokerette> he did go ballistic!!!!!!!

<Man_At_Bar> The funniest part was that Bunky doesn't know josh's last name...
<Man_At_Bar> so all he can tell the cop is "it was josh from BB9"

<Man_At_Bar> and the cop was like "who???"
<BoomerMcGee> They call hime "tater salad."

<@Jokerette> cop evidently doesn't watch bb
<Man_At_Bar> So that was my tuesday night..
<aprilsdignity> hello
<Man_At_Bar> OMG, someone found April's dignity??

Title: Re: Post Season Updates (please read the initial post for rules for this thread)
Post by: patlini on October 14, 2008, 09:13:12 AM
Will  that drama is great thanks for posting
Title: Re: Post Season Updates (please read the initial post for rules for this thread)
Post by: RealityFreakWill on October 14, 2008, 11:09:38 AM
Memphis makes it on TMZ

http://www.tmz.com/2008/10/13/big-bros-memphis-destined-for-brokeness/

Memphis post a blog:

Hello Everyone.

Thank God I am back in Hollywood I love to be home. So I guess TMZ caught me leaving a bar, great. I didn't think I said anything to crazy but you can be the judge.

I want to take a couple of lines and thank my fans. You all rock and I am very sorry I don't have the time to write all of you back. I am staying in tonight, maybe. I am writing a Reality Show I have had some great feedback from it. I will keep everyone posted.

Thanks everyone

Memphis
Title: Re: Post Season Updates (please read the initial post for rules for this thread)
Post by: RealityFreakWill on October 17, 2008, 01:34:54 AM
Dan's latest blog post:

    

Why so serious?

Alright, so what's new with me?  What does Dan have going on? I guess that is why you are here!

I have been slowly assimilating back into the real world, in Dearborn, MI.  The people in Michigan have been very supportive and the response I have been getting in public is overwhelming, it is great to be home.  Fall is in the air in Michigan, which means one thing, FOOTBALL.  I have jumped right back into coaching football at St. Mary's, immediately when I got home.  We have two big games coming up and we need to win both to make the playoffs.

I am not back teaching...yet, but I will be back teaching soon.  I took some personal time off to get re-adjusted and deal with getting my life back in order.  So if I'm not teaching now, what am I doing?  There are a lot of offers that I am still sorting through.  I can't talk about them yet, but as they are finalized you can find out in my blog, where and when I will be appearing (it may be somewhere near you).  Don't worry, it will be soon.

I have to thank the fans again for the overwhelming response for two things, the first being the Renegade contest.  There are some hilarious and creative entries that have been sent in so far, nice work.  If you haven't figured out the answer to the riddle by now to find the contest, it is at:

http://www.letsdothislikejudas.com

A lot of people figured out the riddle, if you did, you got through your first Dan-antic! (Will there be more?) All entries must be received by November 16th if you want a shot at winning.  The second thing I am surprised about is the autograph requests.  I was not expecting as many as were sent, so if you sent an autograph request in, please be patient, we are working on the photos.

Memphis and I had an interesting time in Seattle to say the least for our RealPlayer interview.  It was great having the Renegades back together, I enjoyed our time, and we stayed out of trouble for once.

If you did not catch the RealPlayer interview that Memphis and I did, you can view it here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wg__sil5V3g

The Renegade Gear has been successful and there will be new items up soon, for those who are requesting sweatshirts, larger sizes, etc...

Once again, thank you for all the e-mail and letters, and I am working on responding the best I can.  I appreciate your patience, hang tight!  I will do my best to setup at least one chat somewhere since I haven't done one yet.

Thank you for all your support and stay tuned, you never know what may or may not be coming in the future. . .

Take care,

Dan ;)





Contest Entries/Autograph Requests:

Dan Gheesling
ATTN: Renegade Contest (or ATTN: Autographs)
PO Box 2099
Dearborn, MI 48123

Title: Re: Post Season Updates (please read the initial post for rules for this thread)
Post by: RealityFreakWill on October 18, 2008, 12:41:52 AM
Memphis's latest blog:

A new Day

After going through the Hollywood Gauntlet last night which consisted of like 5 clubs. Brian and I went to a fashion show charity event first then I tried to drag him along to the clubs it worked for a while but he has a real job, yea ok He gets paid to go to Tahiti and crap. Any who its back to work. I am developing two reality TV shows I can't say much but they are very entertaining. Tonight another fashion show then tomorrow the spike scream awards. That's the weekend.
Everybody take care don't drink and drive.

Memphis
Title: Re: Post Season Updates (please read the initial post for rules for this thread)
Post by: RealityFreakWill on October 23, 2008, 12:28:39 PM
Dan's interview with SpinalColumnOnline.com

October 22, 2008 - Dan Gheesling has been a big fan of the hit CBS reality show "Big Brother" since he was a sophomore in high school. Now, he is the show's new champion. The 25-year-old biology and physical education teacher and assistant football coach at Orchard Lake St. Mary's High School was crowned the winner of "Big Brother 10" on Sept. 16, beating out 12 other competitors and winning the grand prize of a half-million dollars. Before entering the "Big Brother" house, Dan graduated from Michigan State University with a bachelor's degree in business and a master's degree in kinesiology and also served as a graduate assistant coach for the Spartans in 2005 and 2006. He also interned with the Detroit Lions. He began teaching at St. Mary's in 2007 until he was finally called to the show this summer after numerous submissions. Beginning on July 13, an average of 6 million viewers a week tuned in to watch Dan and his housemates compete in crazy competitions ranging from a hockey slapshot game to dicing onions and sliding them into a box to help fight off weekly eliminations from the house. Dan also had to survive conflicts with his roommates and somehow managed to keep his cool, knowing that not only his family and friends, but his fellow St. Mary's staff and students were watching. In the end, Dan earned the respect of his housemates and he was rewarded with a unanimous vote in his favor in the finale. Since the show, Dan is back with the Eaglets football team and is looking forward to returning to teaching at St. Mary's and is still dating his girlfriend, Monica. He is also pondering other opportunities that are being offered to him and keeps a MySpace page to keep "Big Brother" fans up to date. Dan recently spoke with the Spinal Column Newsweekly about his experience on the show and his plans for his winnings.

      
SCN: For those who don't know, please explain what the "Big Brother" show entails, and what it's all about.

DG: "Big Brother" has a premise similar to "Survivor." You have a group of people who vote each other out and at the end you have two people and in turn the people that everyone had voted out, or in this case the jury, will then vote for the final two people as to who is going to win the prize money, which is a half-million dollars.

The interesting thing about "Big Brother" is the fact that it doesn't take place on a remote island, it all takes place confined in one house — 24 hours a day, seven days a week, everything's recorded and there's no contact with the outside world, so it's a pretty interesting psychological experiment, to say the least.

SCN: Before the show you already had quite a resume, including degrees from Michigan State and the privilege of teaching and coaching at one of the premier private schools in the state. Why the decision to try out for Big Brother?

DG: That's a question I have never really gotten asked because going into the "Big Brother" house, I really enjoyed my life.

I'm coaching football and teaching at one of the greatest schools in Michigan, maybe even the country, at Orchard Lake St. Mary's.

So why would I give that up to go pursue this competition? The answer is finances. I had a 1-in-13 shot of winning a half-million dollars and possibly securing my financial future where I didn't necessarily have to worry about a teacher's salary, and lucky for me it worked out in the end and I came home with the big prize.

It was a big risk because going into the house, sometimes these reality shows paint people in certain lights and they look for certain elements to create ratings, and lucky for me I didn't do anything to lose the respect of the St. Mary's community, because that would have been devastating.

I've been a huge fan of the show. I've watched it sine growing up as a sophomore at Dearborn Divine Child. I watched the second season and I thought "Hey, this is something I could probably do and maybe be successful at."

You had to be 21 to apply so once I turned 21 I sent my first tape in and I thought it would be a great lifetime experience and I would have a shot to win some money.

I actually studied for it like a test once I knew I had a chance of going in, so that when I got into the house I knew what to expect.

Back in college I sent in a videotape and the rest is history. I've always been in touch with "Big Brother" and there's been a few chances for me to go out before and the timing was never right and finally the stars aligned and everything worked out for a reason.

SCN: At St. Mary's Prep, its staff is held to high standards to serve as role models and help mold young men. How did the school staff and your students and football players react to seeing you on the show?

DG: That was my biggest concern going into the show, but before I even went, I had to get the approval of a few people, outside of my family, at St. Mary's and that was the headmaster, Mr. Glowacki. I needed to have him in my corner because if I left to go to "Big Brother" and came back without a job at St. Mary's, it wouldn't have been worth it to me.

Outside of Mr. Glowacki, I also had to talk to George Porritt, the head football coach and athletic director, because I really respected their opinions as men and also men of St. Mary's.

They both told me, "You're young, you have to take this shot, but just be careful as to what you do; you don't want to bring any negative light to the school so just remember you have students watching."

So while I was in the house, I was very cognizant of the fact that there were cameras rolling 24-7 and I didn't want to do anything that would disrespect the students or take away any respect the students may have for me.

I don't think I did a lot of things in the house that were outside my normal character, so I didn't really have to worry about it too much; but anytime you're in an environment where there's a lot of outside influences and there's a lot of money on the line, people do some crazy things and things they may not be proud of, but in the back of my mind I just knew winning the half-million dollars wouldn't be worth losing the respect of my students.

SCN: Rome reality TV shows are known for stereotyping people, including Catholics. Do you feel that you were made a target by people in the house because of your background? How did you feel about your portrayal on the show?

DG: I don't think I was made a target because of my religion. I think at times in the game it actually helped me.

At times I'd read the Bible in the house in kind of my private area and people would come up to me curious about it and some people would look to me and ask me for a certain Bible quote or even inspiration or whatever the case may be.

So in terms of if I was made a target, no definitely not. It was a definite benefit for me to even have the Bible in the house.

I've only seen a few episodes of the show, but from the response I've been getting from the outside world and fans, it's been nothing but positive.

But I have to imagine I have gotten a more than favorable edit on the show because that's the thing about going into the house, you can act one way or be a certain way and at the end of the day the producers have the end-all, be-all control of your persona. Lucky for me I think CBS has been pretty kind to me in the edit and the response has been nothing but positive since I've been out of the house.

SCN: You also were asked to participate in some crazy competitions, like diving through a pool of honey to put teddy bears in jars. At any point did you wonder, "What am I doing here?"

DG: To me, this is when I had the most fun was in the competitions, because I'm a 25-year-old teacher, and when am I ever going to have a chance to dive through honey and compete in a challenge that actually means something? When am I going to have the chance to walk on the wings of an airplane to balance for a half-million dollars?

I had so much fun with the competitions because there are things you watch on TV growing up as a little kid. It was the first time I had a chance to compete in these crazy challenges. I just really had a great time with every challenge.

I also had a chance to eat some crickets, too, which I never thought I'd do in my life. It was a team competition and my team needed me, so it was even fun eating crickets.

I had so much fun in the house this summer from every aspect, it was unbelievable. It was a wonderful experience for me.

SCN: What did you learn about reality TV production that viewers would probably never know unless being on a show or in the business?

DG: I think "Big Brother" is very different from other reality shows so it's tough to speak on, just merely from the fact that you never come in physical contact with the producers of the show.

There's a loudspeaker in the house that may direct you in terms of when we have live shows every week.

During the live show, they direct us where to sit and things like that. All the cameras we see are mechanically operated and we never see the cameramen or anything like that, so it's a unique experience. At times you forget you're even on television, because you're not in front of a manned camera or a light guy or anything like that because everything's built into the house.

But there's a lot of footage that was taped, whether it's in the diary room or just normal, everyday stuff that doesn't make the cut. We're in there shooting 24 hours a day and there's never a day off.

SCN: Some are calling you one of the nicest players to win Big Brother, when reality TV competitions are known to bring out the worst in people. What do you feel was your toughest moment while living in the house and how do you think you were able to stay true to yourself?

DG: That means a lot, even coming out of this house and not really having too much negative press or negative feelings from fans. That's great to know that I came out the way I went in.

I had some tough moments in the house. I was challenged individually with my character and things like that. I just had to remember it was a game. A lot of people took the game very personally and that's one thing I never tried to do.

I'm not saying I'm 100 percent innocent, but I never tried to bring anyone's name through the mud in terms of their personal character or things like that. When your own individual character comes under attack your initial response is to maybe fire back or snap back at the person and I never did that for many reasons. No. 1, because it's not necessarily my personality; No. 2, I didn't want to get in any fights because if I have two students who are fighting they'll say "Mr. Gheesling got into a fight, why can't we?"

I learned a lot in the house about dealing with adversity. I think my patience has actually grown from being in that house because I had to deal with situations where people may be talking about me or slandering my name and you just kind of have to bite your tongue and move along. I just focused on the end goal and hopefully some of my students saw the fact that things might not always go your way or people may say some things about you but if you keep your mouth shut and just stay focused on your goals and you think highly of yourself and you keep a positive attitude, you're going to be in good shape.

SCN: You won the prize by a unanimous vote. Do you still keep in touch with your roommates? Some more than others, some not so much?

DG: Yeah, towards the end of the game I had to upset a lot of people and I wasn't sure I'd have a chance to win. I thought I'd maybe have one or two votes, but to win unanimously — I'd seen the show and it never happened before and it's just a shock to me, just like it was to anyone else. I didn't expect to win, let alone win unanimously, so that was overwhelming.

I still speak to some of my houseguests on a regular basis. You spend 70 days with these people and you become very close to them and create these bonds, so to go back to your normal everyday life and not talk to them isn't exactly normal.

I do talk to Memphis and Keesha and Reny probably at least once a week. I talk to Memphis the most and Brian and Stephen every once in a while.

I've pretty much touched base with the majority of the houseguests, not everyone, but I've talked to about eight of the 13 at least once and it's great because I'll have some of these friends for the rest of my life and they're all spread throughout the country. So if for whatever reason business or something takes me to an area of the country I'll always have someone to call on and enjoy their company and vice versa.

SCN: What has your life been like since the show ended and how have you dealt with your newfound fame? What was the most exciting experience that fame has brought you?

DG: I don't know how much I view it as fame. Being a teacher, it's a little overwhelming to be in public and someone comes up to you and says "Hey, you're Dan from 'Big Brother,' can I have an autograph or picture?"

The one cool thing is when people come up to me like that and if I can do something to humor them or brighten up their day, I'm just shocked that they would want to come up and speak to me, but I have a lot of fun with it.

One of the cool things I had a chance to do was go on "The Bonnie Hunt Show." That was fun. They put you through the whole thing, you're in the green room and they start the show and you hear the crowd clapping and they call your name and there's Bonnie Hunt. She's a terrific actress, and she's warm and kind-hearted. She had some tough questions for me, but she was very open to my answers and she's a very kind woman. It was a great experience for me.

In the house, we had a chance to go on Craig Ferguson, and that was a thrill. Anytime you get to go on a late night show — whoever thought we'd have a chance to do that, so that was fun. But at the same time, I didn't really feel like we were on his show or even on television because we're still trapped in the house, but through the magic of television we were able to talk to Craig Ferguson, so that was hilarious.

Another thing I've gotten fulfillment out of is once in awhile, I'll get a letter or e-mail saying "Hey, my son or daughter is struggling with a homework assignment or school, can you send them a quick e-mail or pick-me-up to maybe push them through and give them some positive influence?" I love doing things like that, especially for young people. If there's something I can do like send them an autograph or something like that to brighten a kid's day or motivate them to work a little bit harder in school, I love doing things like that.

Anything I can do positive for other people, whether it's charities in Michigan, I'm very open to that and I hope people in Michigan will contact me if there's anything I can do to use my pseudo-fame or whatever you want to call it to raise some money for some charities. I would love to do that.

Monica and I are going great and we're just taking it a day at a time. She's been great adjusting with me and she means the world to me.

SCN: You said that you plan to return to St. Mary's to continue teaching and coaching. Do you have any future plans beyond that?

DG: As soon as I got out of the house, I jumped right back into coaching to help me stay grounded and go back to normal. I've been going to practice every day, so I'm back in the mix of football things.

I'll be coming back to teach at St. Mary's once the next marking period starts. I need to take some time off to get psychologically and mentally readjusted, so I'll be back at full capacity at St. Mary's soon.

Outside of that, there's been a lot of interesting offers thrown my way, whether it's promotional things or public speaking or hosting, so there's some things up in the air that are being negotiated and I'm going to take advantage of some of these opportunities that come my way. I'm going to have some fun with it just like I did in the house and I'll probably be making some appearances around the area and maybe across the country.

So you'll see me around a little bit and who knows what will happen, but my heart is at St. Mary's. Teaching and coaching long-term is what I'll be doing, but some very interesting offers have been thrown my way, some I don't even believe so we'll see what happens with them and I may not be out of the public eye completely.

I have a blog, myspace.com/ghees, so I try to keep my fans updated as to what's going on and how they can contact me. I try posting a blog about every few weeks to update people on what's going on with different events and things like that.

SCN: What are your plans for the money you won?

DG: With the market the way it is right now, I'm trying to make some sound investments so that I don't necessarily have to worry about a retirement, at least not long-term. I want to do some smart things with the money and grow it so I don't have to worry about leaving St. Mary's or the teaching profession anytime soon because of salary.

I know it's not a real exciting answer but that's the truth. I haven't bought too much yet. I've been on a few dinners, but nothing exciting. I just want to be smart with the money.

Going into the house I was pretty safe with my money, I wasn't very extravagant with things that I bought in my normal, everyday life and the money is really not going to change me. I'm just going to invest it and hopefully make it grow even in a down economy so we'll see how I do.
 
Title: Re: Post Season Updates (please read the initial post for rules for this thread)
Post by: RealityFreakWill on October 28, 2008, 12:34:00 AM
Steven's latest blog:

     

Whats been going on Lately....

Hey...

Well I figured I hadn't blogged in a while and wanted to throw some stuff out there.  First, if you didn't read my page I finally have gotten me some wheels.  I got me a Black Ford F150 Crew Cab, it is sweet!  Thanks to my good friend up in Cincinnati that works at a Ford dealership and got me an amazing deal.  One of the best things about the truck is that it is a Flex Fuel Vehicle.  What is a Flex Fuel Vehicle you ask?  Well it is a vehicle that runs on E85 (85% Ethanol and 15% gasoline) which is so much cheaper then just regular gas.  Yesterday I filled up on E85, bought at Kroger's with my Kroger Card 10 cent discount, for $1.81 a gallon.  I am saving cash and helping to reduce my use of fossil fuels ;)

Enough about the truck, I do have a little bit of gossip that I thought might be fun to share, but I can't tell you the source so don't even ask.  Allegedly, April got home from Big Brother and doesn't even have a job anymore.  I hear that she was fired from her job a week after moving into the Big Brother house.  I also hear that most of the employees didn't even like her and they actually love Keesha for being her Arch Nemesis on the show.  I also heard that she and Ollie have been spotted out together in Arizona with Nick and Jen at the Bowling Alley, I guess it wasn't just a showmance.

Next subject, I can't believe I am going to even blog about this because I absolutely hate politics, but there has been someone in my life lately that has been influencing me politically so I am going to make my first public political statement ever.  Being gay (yes I am gay if you haven't heard) I have never really cared much about getting married myself, although I still think it is a choice we should be allowed to make.  If you live in California please vote NO TO PROP 8.  It is about more then just calling it "marriage", it is about all the things that come with laws associated with Marriage.  For example if one person in the couple is sick or dying, their spouse needs to be able to make decisions.  That example is just one of many that married people are allowed to have and we as gays and lesbians are not allowed.  Will I ever get married, I doubt it, do I want the option to get married, YES..

Ok, enough politics, I swear I never ever talk politics, but I just think it is ridiculous that people can't just let that one go.

Now I will answer a lot of questions I still get asked:

Yes, I am still friends with Brian, Angie, Dan, Keesha, Renny and Memphis.  Although I haven't actually spoken with Memphis, but we have emailed and I have only spoken to Renny on BBAD Blog Talk Radio.  I talk to Brian, Angie and Keesha pretty regular and me and Dan have spoken a couple times.  I think we are planning a trip somewhere in November, undisclosed location on an undisclosed date.

Yes, my arm is feeling much better, although I definitely haven't been able to move it like I use to it is doing much better.  Sometimes just moving it the wrong way will make it hurt for a couple days.  I think it will be at least 4 or 5 months until I get on a Bull again!

I think that is all for now.  I hope everyone is happy and healthy...  Got anything you want me to blog about?  Send me a comment and I will be glad to.  I was thinking about starting a video blog, maybe once a week or something, would anyone be interested in that?

Bye for now...
Title: Re: Post Season Updates (please read the initial post for rules for this thread)
Post by: cbssoapfreak on October 28, 2008, 07:32:04 AM
http://www.tmz.com/2008/10/28/big-bro-winner-cleans-house-in-vegas/

I know he's not from BB10..Just thought some may like to know.
Title: Re: Post Season Updates (please read the initial post for rules for this thread)
Post by: michael on October 28, 2008, 03:19:22 PM
Steven is a big loser  that needs to move on with his life. What business is it of his if April lost her job? At least she didn't spend every single second of her post-house experience trying to milk the possible 15 minutes of fame like Steven, Angie, and Brian. When are they gonna fall off the face of the earth?
Title: Re: Post Season Updates (please read the initial post for rules for this thread)
Post by: RealityFreakWill on November 02, 2008, 12:00:11 AM
A recent picture of Memphis

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Memphis's new wheelies

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Title: Re: Post Season Updates (please read the initial post for rules for this thread)
Post by: RealityFreakWill on November 03, 2008, 02:12:07 PM
Dan & Kelly at Halloween

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Title: Re: Post Season Updates (please read the initial post for rules for this thread)
Post by: RealityFreakWill on November 08, 2008, 11:08:49 AM
April, Ollie, Jen & Nick at a bowling tournament for charity

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Title: Re: Post Season Updates (please read the initial post for rules for this thread)
Post by: RealityFreakWill on November 16, 2008, 05:45:42 PM
Dan's latest blog post:

    

"Just when you think you’re out..."

Hey I just wanted to keep everyone updated, it has been a while!

I took a few weeks off of teaching at St. Mary's to decompress from the house, spend some time with my family and friends (some old friends and some new friends ;) ) and I have really been enjoying my experience. The response is still overwhelming and I really appreciate all of the continued support.

Now I am back teaching at Orchard Lake St. Mary's. It is great to be back at school in the classroom doing what I love to do. The students have been great and keep me on my toes, even more so then before. Some of the students picked up some Dan-like antics from the show that don't fly with me in the classroom, go figure!

Tomorrow a Catholic network will be shooting an episode on my life at school, and what I have been up to since the show ended. Keep an eye out for the video.

I want to do some positive things with my experience thus far so coming up in 2009 with the first appearance in January, I will be doing motivational speaking across the country. There will be a list of dates available soon.

I will be doing my first chat in the near future, you will be able to find details of it right here in my next blog.

The Renegade contest ends tonight and the winners of the contest will be posted by the end of the week at www.renegadelife.com. Thank you to everyone who sent in an entry, there was a lot of creative work sent in. Winners will be notified by email.

Autographs were sent out this week, we were waiting on the promotional material to sign and send out, and it took longer than expected.

It has been an adjustment balancing real life (teaching, coaching, running a computer consulting business) with my "new" life, so I have not responded to all of the e-mails but I will do my best. I do appreciate all the e-mails asking for updates and what not, I will keep you all posted when new events come up, trust me. ;)

And with that, I wish everyone a safe and happy holiday!

Take care,

Dan
Title: Re: Post Season Updates (please read the initial post for rules for this thread)
Post by: RealityFreakWill on November 17, 2008, 12:24:57 PM
Keesha visited Dan in Michigan last week....disregard the date on the picture, it's wrong.

(http://c3.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/49/l_3861cd0233594c5a8d565ad2f1d7b75e.jpg)
Title: Re: Post Season Updates (please read the initial post for rules for this thread)
Post by: RealityFreakWill on November 19, 2008, 11:28:40 AM
Keesha's latest blog post:

Hello everyone,

First off, I want to thank everyone for all of the nice messages and comments that you have written me. I have just returned to LA. after a long vacation back in Ohio. While I was in Ohio I got to meet my new nephew Braidon and see my little niece Jayla. It was so nice spending time with them. I spent much needed time with all my family and old friends.

I also went to visit Dan in Michigan while I was there, I took two of my best friends with me and they were so excited to meet Dan the man. LOL….. Dan's mom was very sweet to all of us and his sister Kelly is a sweetheart. Dan gave us a tour of St. Marys and introduced us to some of the teachers and students, all of who were very nice. We also got to watch Dan teach a class!!!!!!

I have not been back to work yet, I will be traveling a bit in the future for hooters. I will be in San Diego later this week for calendar signings and then I will be headed to Washington at the beginning of next month. I will try to keep all of you posted on any new news in my life.

Thanks,

Keesha
Title: Re: Post Season Updates (please read the initial post for rules for this thread)
Post by: RealityFreakWill on November 19, 2008, 02:49:21 PM
Memphis' latest blog post:

Life is Good

What is up everyone? It has been awhile since I have updated everyone in my life so its about time. The past couple months have been amazing. I have been traveling around seeing old friends and family. I bought the truck I always wanted a 1970 box bronco, the truck and I will be featured in the Jan issue of Bronco Driver Magazine so look out for that. I have been spending time with a good friend who is a philanthropist he is in Africa now feeding the hungry check out his blog he is an amazing guy. www.scottlazerson.wordpress.com I have a couple more trips planned then back to work, I will be in Memphis this weekend then Brian, Dan and I will be in Vegas, finally the weekend after Thanksgiving.

I have had a lot of people ask about autographed pics if you send me a self addressed envelope with pic and stamp I will sign pics for you.

Memphis Garrett
1354 N Harper Suite 411
West Hollywood CA 90046

Until next time you guys are awesome.

Later, Memphis
Title: Re: Post Season Updates (please read the initial post for rules for this thread)
Post by: tory on November 19, 2008, 03:33:02 PM
this thread is awsome. i skimed threw it caus i gtg soon . i wanted to post something i saw yd, and got so involved with reading i almost ran out of posting time, so she bot sighting, yd on the new show the dr's with travas stork aka one of the bactchlors abc.  it was a show abot *** any way 1/2 way trew the show they start taking q from the audance and who ask the frist q, bb's shela, omg can we say plant in the audance, hhhhuuummm. i would say what the q was but i have not had time to read the rules yet. lets just say the girl has no shame.. and i like to no who he bf is, she mentioned she has one she slleepppss with?? any way thank you for all the great stuff u post will. love it
Title: Re: Post Season Updates (please read the initial post for rules for this thread)
Post by: RealityFreakWill on November 22, 2008, 01:05:51 AM
Update on Crazy James, BB9

Yesterday, the 21st was his 24th birthday and he announced that he is engaged to be married!

Yes he is still living in Paris and just found a job! 
Title: Re: Post Season Updates (please read the initial post for rules for this thread)
Post by: RealityFreakWill on November 23, 2008, 10:55:00 PM
Steven's latest blog post:

2008 Dallas Human Rights Campaign Black Tie Dinner

This past weekend was the 2008 Dallas HRC Black Tie dinner and it was an amazing event.  I had the honor of not only attending but also modeling both Friday and Saturday nights in the "Live Luxury Auction".  Friday night, I wore specially designed Cuff Links by Eiseman Jewels, http://www.eisemanjewels.com/index.html  and Saturday I modeled clothes designed by Nicolas Vilallba http://www.nicolasdesigns.com  Check out my videos and you can see me onstage, the outfit was so cool but I didn't get to keep it :(  I also got to hang out some with Ross Mathews (Ross the Intern), he is so funny and hoot to be around.  I also got to meet Reichen from The Amazing Race, he is just as beautiful in person as he is in pictures.  Make sure you check out all my pictures and video and if you aren't familiar with HRC please visit the site http://www.hrc.org/ and check it out.

Also wanted to let everyone know that Me, Brian, Dan and Memphis are all going to be in Vegas this weekend.  We don't have any set plans as far as clubs yet, but if you are in town look for us.  I can't wait for the boys weekend, we are going to have a blast.  I am sure there will be some great pictures and maybe even video!!

Gotta go for now...

Happy Thanksgiving to Everyone!!

Steven

here are two pics from the event:

Steven and his sister, Lisa
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Steven and the famous designer, Kenneth Cole behind him on stage
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The video:

2008 HRC Black Tie Dinner Live Auction
Title: Re: Post Season Updates (please read the initial post for rules for this thread)
Post by: RealityFreakWill on November 30, 2008, 09:48:39 PM
April's blog post:

I would like to take this opportunity to again thank all of the wonderful people that have supported me while I was on "Big Brother" and who continue to support me now that the season has ended.  A special thanks to my loving  family, who I am very grateful to have in my life.  Their kindness and guidance has helped throughout my time on and after the show.  I want to thank the people who bid on my items that were put up on eBay.  Proceeds went to the Sharing Down Syndrome of Arizona Foundation a charity that is very dear to my heart.  My beautiful nephew Boston was born with Down Syndrome and this charity gives him many great opportunities that allow him to build and grow in all aspects of his life.  So thank you for all of the support!!!

It has been several months since the "Big Brother 10" season has ended, thus giving me several months to reflect upon the time spent with 12 strangers.  I can honestly say that it has been a roller coaster ride.  I have had my ups and  downs but would not have been able to get through many of the toughest times without the one person that has stood by my side.  Yes, that person would be "Ollie".  I have received many questions about my stay in the BB house but the number one question being "If Ollie and I are still a couple"?  The answer is YES!  From my understanding after hearing about  many hurtful discussions most of the fans believed that Ollie and I were just another showmance and nothing more.  Well I hate to inform you that we are not.  When people ask me the question I really enjoy telling them that we are not a "showmance" but an actual "romance".  As everyone witnessed on the show Ollie is an amazing individual.  I am very fortunate to continue to have him be a large part of my life.  He has taught me so much about myself and continues to teach me something new everyday.

I am still living in Arizona and have been busy with multiple projects.  I am currently working with an organization that aids children with disabilities.  Again this is something that I greatly enjoy and I hold near and dear to my heart.  As many has witnessed I have a competitive nature and a love for sports.  So I am excited to participate in the LFL this year and help bring the Phoenix Scorch to a victory this Super Bowl Season.  I have also been involved with the television networks; Lifetime Fitness and the Travel Channel.  I am definitely keeping busy.

Lastly, to the fans of Big Brother 10 I would just like to say thank you again.  I would like to thank you for all the positive feedback and mostly like to thank you for the negative comments.  Although very difficult to hear about it gives me an entirely different outlook on the way I acted in the BB house.  I apologize if I offended anyone because it was not my intentions.  I walked into an unfamiliar house with 12 unfamiliar people with no other contacts and a stressful environment and the only goal was to do anything or say anything to win $500,000 you will tend to see an ugly side of yourself.  The entire cast of "Big Brother 10" are some truly amazing people.  I have had the fortunate opportunity to stay in contact with some of the cast.  For the ones that I have not spoken to since the show has ended I hope all is well and  I am wishing you the very best.

Happy Holidays,

April
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Post by: MommyLove3 on December 01, 2008, 07:23:12 PM
Good for April...I'm glad to hear her say those things. And I'm glad to hear her and Ollie are doing good. Despite how I couldn't stand her on the show. :lol:
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Post by: RealityFreakWill on December 02, 2008, 12:36:48 AM
I know this is not from BB10 but I have nowhere else to post but thought I would let you all know that Jessica from BB8 just got engaged to be married...

Her ring
(http://c1.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/52/l_20b2771d2bf04c42a7f21ead824a3800.jpg)   

Jessica and her fiance, Ro
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Post by: RealityFreakWill on December 02, 2008, 12:42:20 AM
I posted not too long ago that Crazy James of BB9 is also engaged to be married, here's two pictures of him and his fiancee, Faith...

(http://c2.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/29/l_caf96a60ec1c4124949da76772b9f335.jpg)

(http://c3.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/31/l_fd70d4d3c3ec468792dd1bf7fbd099ee.jpg)
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Post by: RealityFreakWill on December 02, 2008, 01:00:33 AM
New pictures of April

(http://c3.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/54/l_6c94b59d1e2140b3b5799152ecaed42a.jpg)

(http://c4.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/46/l_643a264623494d94b774fd51c0be2857.jpg)

April and Ollie
(http://c1.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/21/l_b23201e0e9c247dda45257c867c86dbc.jpg)
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Post by: RealityFreakWill on December 03, 2008, 10:18:57 AM
Keesha did a photo shoot yesterday with The Real Deal and here's a few:

(http://c2.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/60/l_ef9a517ff0d34a848d37c3481ecb30dd.jpg)

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Post by: RealityFreakWill on December 05, 2008, 12:35:29 AM
Brian, Dan, Memphis & Steven went to Vegas last week and here's some pics:

(http://c3.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/61/l_927dbdcac5a745a79a116ea4e918345a.jpg)

(http://c1.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/60/l_b76a3e0e544f42aebaf3d93453f2deb4.jpg)

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Post by: MommyLove3 on December 05, 2008, 06:22:55 PM
First off.....Love the Christmas Smileys!  :cmas23
Thanks Will for all the updates on the cast members!
Jessica's ring.....GORGEOUS!
Crazy James and his new fiance.....she looks perfect for him!
Keesha's Real Deal Pix.....also GORGEOUS! She's has the bluest eyes.
Vegas Pix.....looks like they had a really good time.....I mean a really good time!  :cmaslol
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Post by: tory on December 06, 2008, 09:54:03 AM
awsome updates... ty ty will, the ring fabulous, keisha pic's beautiful, the boys in vegas look trashed except steven. well brian did not look like he was about to fall over  :cmas26 but memphs looked trashed  :jam: i am glad u love bb as much as i do .. yea!!! r you or momma on the live chats?? if so what rm do u go in i am in 222 or 3-1 some times were ever if the rms fill up..i have been watching and chatting sence bb3, fav cast member was jason guy, i think he use to cast for diff shows, last i heard he was doing news in richmond..
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Post by: I'm Ron Burgundy? on December 07, 2008, 12:14:29 PM
Memphis sure is a trooper for those v-necks.
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Post by: RealityFreakWill on December 07, 2008, 11:41:57 PM
Just for good ole times....opening credits of season 1 thru 10

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Post by: RealityFreakWill on December 08, 2008, 08:09:36 AM
Tribute to all winners from 1-10

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Post by: MommyLove3 on December 08, 2008, 05:08:02 PM
I've got the Big Brother Fever! Noooo, it's too early! It's not even January!
I've watched every season, but my favorite was S6 and S7-all stars! Season 6 is when I really got into it, like following the feeds online. (Thanks to Rff!)
Favorite winners.......Dr. Will and Dan the Man!
Favortie people to hate......Maggie, Cappy, well all of the nerd herd. April, Libra, Jerry S10. This list could go on. LOL!

 :cmas51 :xmas110 Happy Holidays!  :xmas110 :cmas51
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Post by: RealityFreakWill on December 10, 2008, 12:37:55 PM
Steven's new truck he bought back in October.....Ford F150 Crew Cab

(http://c1.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/51/l_1c75d4e4aec04fda93d6b67d5cbba5f8.jpg)

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Post by: RealityFreakWill on December 18, 2008, 12:27:31 AM
DAN AND MONICA BROKE UP!

KEESHA AND J.J. BROKE UP!

NOT 100% CONFIRMED BUT BASED ON INFO SO FAR, SOUNDS TRUE..


Will confirm actual info.
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Post by: RealityFreakWill on December 18, 2008, 09:56:27 PM
Speaking of Dan and Keesha....

Still can't get actual confirmation but you know me...research, research, research

Here's what I've found so far...

As far as their myspaces, JJ's no longer on Keesha's top friends and now is listed as single, Monica's no longer in Dan's top friends as well

Keesha visited Dan in Michigan last month

Dan and Keesha attended the Survivor: Gabon wrap party together last weekend and here's a picture:

Dan, Keesha & a Survivor/BB fan
(http://c3.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/54/l_0d656f9f68ad4d75a2ad332b67e20fce.jpg)

Makes you wonder........
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Post by: RealityFreakWill on December 21, 2008, 12:30:48 PM
Remember when Dustin from BB8 won the trip to Barbados during one of the veto competitions, well, he finally took the trip and took his best friend with him and here's some pictures...

(http://c4.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/56/l_c506b7b7681d4b26839783b964e4cc0b.jpg)

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Post by: RealityFreakWill on December 22, 2008, 08:50:02 PM
Keesha is doing a radio chat in a few minutes at 10pm EST and she is supposedly going to confirm the many rumors such as her and JJ, Dan & Monica and stuff like that I'm hearing impaired and won't be able to listen in but if anybody does, can someone post the highlights of the chat, especially about the rumors. Thanks in advance!

The link:

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/kingmac/2008/12/23/Keesha-From-Big-Brother-10-Interview
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Post by: MommyLove3 on December 26, 2008, 04:21:23 PM
Here's the interview Will.....

First they talked about how Keesha put together that Memphis was voing her out.
Then he asked her about her and Renny having a falling out. Something about what Renny said in a interview, Keesha says she still loves Renny, she just doesn't get to see her or talk to her very much.
Oh, when Renny found out Keesha knew she was leaving and didn't tell her. Renny was hurt. Keesha explains why she didn't tell her. Keesha says she would've taken her to the end. Then they talked about Keesha and Renny leaving the alliance with April. Keesha says that she thought Ape was nice on the first day when she made the alliance and then she got to know her. LOL! They asked about April and Jerry, Keesha says she hasn't spoken to either of them.
But she did say she heard Jerry was going through some tough things right now.
Keesha says she only tried to watch a couple of the shows and she turned it off, says she not ready yet.
Someone asked Keesha why she hated Angie, Keesha says she wants to clarify and says she has nothing against Angie, Angie was just the smartest girl in the house and everyone loves her and that's why she got rid of her.
She was asked if she would do All Stars II and she says definatly.
She was asked how she would play it differently and she says she doesn't know.
OKAY, here it is about JJ......Okay the interviewer says "you went to visit Dan and after that you changed your myspace to single and took JJ off. Apparently JJ wasn't too happy about Keesha visiting Dan and that's why they broke up. She says JJ didn't understand, but she is NOT dating Dan.
Keesha was asked about her reaction to Dan and Monica breaking up. She says she really doesn't want to talk about that because she doesn't want to get involved in that. The interveiwer says he thought it was weird that she visited Dan right after he broke up with Monica. Keesha says you don't know when they broke up and he says oh, that's right. LOL!
She was asked about Gizmo. She says he's great.
She was asked about her resemblence with Daniel Donato. She says she gets mistaken for her some times. but she doesn't see it.
She's asked about Libra but she hasn't talked to her at all. The last houseguest she's talked to was Dan.
She was asked about the YouTube vids and she says a lot of them are cute, but then there's the haters.
She's asked about winning America's Choice she says she was shocked, she thought for sure it would be Renny and Renny thought it would be Keesha. The interviewers says he thought Renny was bitter about not winning it.
She says her fav challege was the astronaut challenge.
She's asked about getting drunk before the POV challenge. She says they were not still drunk, they had a few hours to sober up before the challenge.
She was asked about her 30th birthday, she says it was crazy and she kept thinking she was in a crazy house. She says she watched the clip and thought it was so bad, but laughed when Libra asked if anyone wanted cake. LOL!
The interviewer says she shouldn't have let Jessie have a piece of cake.
They talk about Jessie and Jerry stiring the pot.
She's asked about living with Jerry, she said in the beginning she thought she needed to give Jerry a lot of respect.
Sometimes she felt sorry for him. she says it was really, really hard to live with him.
A caller asked her if there's anyone in the house she doesn't ever want to talk to. She says there's no one she holds a grudge against, but some people she doesn't want to talk to. She says she never spoken to Jessie, April or Ollie.
The interviewer says Ollie would have been more liked if he would have stayed away from Ape. Keesha agrees.
The interviewer vents about April for a minute. LOL!
Keesha says she tried to speek to jessie after the show but he wouldn't talke to her.
She's asked about Steven, she says she still loves him and he's been to visit her in LA.
She's asked if Brian's breath stunk and she's says no comment. LOL! Then the talk about Brian's breath and his game play for a few minutes.
She was asked if she heard about a mouse in memphis' bed??? BB caught it on camera ( I didn't hear anything about this, maybe it's on youtube if it's true)
They talk about the spiders for a few minutes. Keesha felt sorry for the moths.
(this is a long interview, LOL)
they talk about the womanizer comment Jerry made to Memphis. Memphis was very upset about it.
she's asked about her movie, and how they made her die in it. She says it was real blood and animal guts and it stunk so bad. YUK! Keesha's phone is breaking up now. they lost her signal.  They talk about doing another interview with her. They says they have so much more to ask her.

sounds like they are wrapping up the interview and I gotta go for now.

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Post by: RealityFreakWill on December 26, 2008, 06:38:23 PM
Thanks a bunch, MommyLove3 for the transcript of the interview. You did an awesome job and I appreciate it very much! You rock, girl!

So it is confirmed that both couples are kaput.
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Post by: RealityFreakWill on December 28, 2008, 11:44:51 AM
April and Ollie still together....Xmas pic:

(http://c1.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/43/l_4b3c45af89084d289b3fce1d747c03f4.jpg)
Title: Re: Post Season Updates (please read the initial post for rules for this thread)
Post by: RealityFreakWill on January 02, 2009, 06:50:15 PM
Just found out that Keesha and JJ are back together.....she went to Ohio for the holidays for two weeks and returned back to L.A. today and is still living with him. I am beginning to think they never broke up to begin with or it was a brief split and they worked it out.
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Post by: RealityFreakWill on January 03, 2009, 12:49:33 PM
Dan is doing a chat on Wed 1/7 @ 10pm EST at the Jokers forum. If anybody listens to it, could anyone type a transcript of the chat, since I'm deaf and will be at work anyway. It does not need to be word for word, just the highlights. It would be very much appreciated.

Link to the chat for Wed...

http://www.jokersupdates.com/chat/chat.php
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Post by: RealityFreakWill on January 08, 2009, 01:06:27 AM
To read the transcript of Dan's chat, click on the link:

http://www.jokersupdates.com/jarticles/article.php?article=1348
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Post by: RealityFreakWill on January 21, 2009, 09:00:16 AM
An interesting blog post from Steven....

Iraq, My Next Big Adventure

Hello everyone...
Sorry I have been MIA from myspace and facebook for a while, Holidays and recent workload have just had me swamped!  So I wanted to give everyone an update on what has been going on with me lately.  I have had a lot of great opportunites open up for me at work lately which are going to make for some exciting new adventures.  My big news is that I am going to be traveling to Kuwait and then Iraq for work.  Unfortuneatly, due to security reasons I can't reveal exactly when I am travling or where, but I can say I am leaving pretty soon.  I am going over with the company I work for which is a contracter for the military and I will be working on military installations.  Again, I can't say exactly what I am doing, but I will say that my work is all part of a larger effort to begin bringing our troops home and letting the Iraq peole run their own country!  I am going to be in country for about a month as well as in Kuwait before and after my Iraq visit.  HERE IS THE GOOD NEWS, I am planning on bringing a digital camera and doing weekly picture posts as well as a video blog of my experience over there.  I am going to blog about and video as much of my experiences as possible so that everyone can see a little bit into the daily life of a contractor working in Iraq.  I also am hoping to get some time with the men and women of our armed forces that are stationed in Iraq, ask them some questions and have them send some messages back to the USA.  I am going to be very busy between now and my deployment so I won't have much time to be online, however I hope that everyone will check back on my site and look out for my pictures and video blogs.  I will do my best to check mail but please keep in mind that my interenet access is going to be very limited as well as my time.  As most know I am not a very political person, however I am filled with pride and joy to know that I am playing a very small role in helping to GET OUR TROOPS HOME!
Keep checking back for updates!! 
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Post by: RealityFreakWill on January 26, 2009, 10:51:46 AM
Crazy James' latest blog post from Paris....


    

Winter, Paris.
Current mood:  adventurous

Life in Paris.

So it’s been nearly four months since I have seen the California Coast. Four months since I have seen the hallowed walls of my downtown Los Angeles haunt, 107. I am content on my adventure of Paris and the surrounding countries. I mean when will you ever be able to wake up from a long night of drinking and go get fish and chips in London or revel with friends in Amsterdam. This stuff is what people vacation for and I am living it everyday. Although there is no turning back I wonder where I will go.

You have to understand that Paris is like a mistress you continually have a lifelong affair with. She is sensual yet she throws you to the wolves sometimes. She ruins your life at moments yet she comes back and offers you something you can’t refuse. A Rebirth of sorts has happened to me Europe, a rebirth of vigor and vitality to live and explore. This sites, the smells, and the people. For these memories no one can buy nor can they take them from me. I have come to appreciate this sense of being lost, not mentally but physically. Imagine walking home and realizing you are standing on the steps of Notre Dame or by the Arch de Triumph. Amazing things just at your finger-tips. I live with history.

Things have been really good. I have been doing tours of the city for about 3 months. I do walking tours in the day-time and then I dress like a giant chicken and lead a pub crawl. I know you might think this is silly but its fun and stress free. In time I will be looking to do something more but for right now I am learning this city I call home for the moment.

I miss all my friends and family. I just got word that my Uncle Kenny died Saturday. He was in a diabetic coma and finally passed. I really hope he knows I am doing everything I can do to see the world. I am doing this for my family who will never know these feelings. For my family I will see and discover what makes us love each other. I love you guys so much. Thank you Mom and Sis for the support and thank you Skype for the free talk time.

Also Paris is allowing me to fall more and more in love with Faith. The girl has me feeling things that just never have emerged until now. So I guess this is my path for the moment until something arises for the both of us.

An open invitation to my friends…..COME TO PARIS FOR SPRING AND SUMMER

Also I will be bringing in Monday Funday to Paris. They don’t sell kegs to the public but I found a couple of people with connects that are going to be supporting the Themed Monday Parties in the Henri IV Park. Starting in May. Get Ready Paris.
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Post by: RealityFreakWill on January 29, 2009, 02:24:31 PM
Eric, BB8's latest blog post:

Thoughts on Winter Reality TV Shows Thus Far

    
Long time no speak! First off, I wanted to thank everyone for the insane amount of birthday wishes that I received this past week. It's really amazing to think that so many of you would take the time to show me some birthday love...very cool of all of you. And the birthday celebrations were great, so thanks. It's funny...I may be in my upper 20's, but I don't feel a day over 23, don't look a day over 19, and don't act a day over 14! So, all in all...I'm much younger than the number says.

Random Topic of the Day: Cereal. Two points:

1) Ever notice that Cap'n Crunch's eyebrows are actually on his hat, not his face?

2) Why is it that 99.5% of cereals have a clear interior bag, yet Corn Pops (and sometimes Smacks) have a silver bag? I mean, literally every other cereal has a standard packaging, so why the heck are Corn Pops different? Theories?

Now, on to the main event. The winter season of reality TV thus far. And what a slate it's been. Naturally I've got to start with the biggies:

AMERICAN IDOL - I have greatly enjoyed Idol this season. There has been decidedly greater focus on showcasing talent this season, which is way more up my alley. KARA has been a welcomed addition, if for no other reason but to shake up the dynamic a little bit. I was familiar with what she'd bring to the table, as she was a judge on one of most underrated cancelled reality shows in recent memory, THE ONE (which featured SYESHA MERCADO as a contestant). Every year my friends and family run a few different Idol pools - one in the vain of a football survival/suicide pool and another that involves predicting the complete order of elimination. Can't wait. Seems like female singer/songwriters are ruling the day in the early auditions.

Early personal favorites have included: EMILY HUGHES (the dyed haired rocker who sang "Barracuda"), CASEY CARLSON ("1,000 Miles" - mostly because she was ridiculously hot), ADAM LAMBERT ("Bohemian Rhapsody"), ANNEMARIE BOSKOVICH ("Bubbly"), MEGAN CORKNEY ("I Can't Help Lovin' That Man of MIne"), and my personal favorite thus far, DEANNA BROWN ("Sitting on the Dock of the Bay").

If I was a betting man (and I am), I'd be looking out for the following to be taking a very good sniff at this year's TOP 12: VON SMITH (a youtube sensation, did not make a very likable first impression to me), DANNY GOKEY (lost his wife one month before auditions began, seemed like a genuinely great guy), ANOOP DESAI, SCOTT MACINTYRE (it will be interesting to see if the story of his blindness carries him to the top of the voting heap), JOANNA PACITTI (several previous record deals), BRENT KEITH, LENESHE YOUNG, and TK NASH.

On to THE BIGGEST LOSER. Ladies and gentlemen, they got our memo! Plenty of more likable characters, almost all of whom have far more weight to lose and more dire stories to root them on through. The first few episodes of the season were far more enjoyable to me than anything from last season. I was disappointed to see some of last season's antics creeping through lately - the ousting of JERRY, keeping JOELLE in the game at DAMIEN's expense (and inexplicably lying about it when they had the votes secured either way), and David's lack of desire/commitment to the process this week. Two really, really strange things though. In last week's episode, DANIEL was just missing. He was not at the challenge, not in any diary sessions, and not a part of the story. Then he just showed up at the weigh-in without them ever acknowledging it. Then, I really disliked how in the preview for this week's episode, they freakin' told us who the bottom two were going to be! They're asking us to commit to watching a two hour episode, so why ruin the outcome for us? Still it's been a vast improvement over last season in my eyes.

JASON MESNICK has not disappointed on THE BACHELOR. He is just a really sincere, down to earth guy that is giving a great bounce back feeling to the franchise. In a rarity for the show, you actually have the impression that he has genuine connections with each of his five remaining girls and the field is truly wide open. I was floored when I saw the season preview with DeAnna returning. Why why why torture this poor man? And why does she conveniently realize this when he's back on national TV? Nonetheless, I will be watching with eyes peeled to see how her return plays out. I won't provide any spoilers, but for those who are interested, there is a very compelling story circling online that builds a very strong case for what the outcome of the season will be...so search away if you're interested.

Looking for a breakout star from this season's slate of shows? Try KHALOOD "MRS. B." BOJANOWSKI from MOMMA'S BOYS on for size. Holy shit, was this woman a freakin' nut job. Anyone who even saw 5 minutes of this show know exactly what I'm talking about. My brother went to sleep away camp with one of the guys from that show too, haha. Small world.

I have been a tad bothered by CELEBRITY REHAB PRESENTS SOBER HOUSE thus far. Don't get me wrong, I find it riveting and quite well done. But I guess I was naive to buy into the fact that these people remain sober. I had the pleasure of meeting BRIGITTE NIELSEN after the filming of Season 1 and she was in great spirits and entirely sober. That gave me hope. But let's face it...it's now rather evident that very few of these celebrities remain sober after filming the show. Which then makes me question their motives and intentions in the first place, especially returning for the sober house aspect (are they just doing the show for the paycheck etc.). It’s almost unfortunate that the show is so entertaining, as that is just not the point. It’s very well done though and quite fascinating…I just wish I had greater confirmation that the show was as helpful as I wish it to be, and not exploitive.

For some reason my season pass keeps refusing to record THE CONTENDER. Damn, I say. I've been enjoying THE REAL WORLD thus far. As well as RW alum, ERIC NIES on CONFESSIONS OF A TEENAGE IDOL. Is poor SCOTT even on RW: BROOKLYN though? It's obvious that they've been trying to bring some substance back to the franchise to separate it from the trashier VH1 shows. Speaking of which, is BRETT MICHAELS even trying anymore? He really seems to be just going through the motions. There isn't even the slightest hint of pretending that there's any chance that actual relationships could come out of his show or REAL CHANCE OF LOVE etc. anymore, and I think that's just fine with me. Enjoy them for what they are...the lowest of the low common denominator form of entertainment...and I love it, haha! How much fun would it be to cast one of those shows? Am I the only person in the world watching 13: FEAR IS REAL? If I'm not, I should be...it's not very good, haha.

Lots of the big boys will be returning soon with HELL'S KITCHEN (tonight), SURVIVOR, THE AMAZING RACE, CELEBRITY APPRENTICE, etc. all on the horizon. But if you're looking for the sleeper of the season, don't miss I LOVE MONEY 2 - if it's anywhere near as good as the first one, you'll love it. Admittedly the cast doesn't look nearly as esteemed as the initial batch from season 1 (if you can even use the word esteemed in that sentence), but I still have high hopes.


REALITY BYTES
(Get it? Like Reality Bites, only it's bytes...like sound bytes. Man, I'm clever, haha)

"My trip was awesome, we danced the Hora and sang the song Hava Nagila and lifted the twins up in a chair." - SCOTT on "A DOUBLE SHOT OF LOVE" describing his trip home with his bi***ual, twin girlfriends

"The conjugal visit got wasted by Matsuflex. I would have had the ears by the ankles...I would have done...I would have made...scratch that...don't use that ears by the ankles thing...I don't wanna piss my chick off...I would have made sweet sweet love to my woman." - ROB "THE POWER TOOL" on "TOOL ACADEMY"

"They had me looking like a young Harriet Tubman out there." - CJ on "TRUE BEAUTY" commenting on being forced to compete in the challenge barefoot

"Well we're on a boat in the middle of the ocean, so II'm thinking this is a big change...they're gonna change the reality show from THE BIGGEST LOSER to next year's HAWAII FIVE-O. So I'm looking for the little midget who says, "De plane, de plane," - so basically we were all nervous!" FILIPE on "THE BIGGEST LOSER" talking about his first impressions of the challenge

"JUDGE TOBY YOUNG: It reminded me of the career of Elvis Presley...it started off incredibly well, came straight out of the gates...

GUEST JUDGE: Then it died on the toilet.

TOBY: That comes later." - TOP CHEF
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Post by: RealityFreakWill on February 03, 2009, 01:44:42 AM
Steven post this blog tonight (will post the link to the chat once he post it and hope someone listen to it and post the highlights of the chat, would love to hear what he's been up to since BB10, and if he mentions his new bf, Casey, and his coming trip to Iraq)

Call in and Talk to me on Thursday 

Listen to me and call in This Thursday at 8pm Central on BBAD Blog Talk Radio.  I am going to be talking about life after Big Brother and giving some details about my upcoming trip to Iraq.  Look for a banner with a link to the show coming up soon.

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Post by: RealityFreakWill on February 03, 2009, 01:09:15 PM
Link to Steven's chat this Thursday

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/BigBrotherAfterDark/2009/02/06/BB10s-Steven-
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Post by: TexasLady on February 03, 2009, 01:26:18 PM
Thanks for keeping us informed Will!  :hugs:
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Post by: RealityFreakWill on February 06, 2009, 12:30:35 AM
I was wondering if anybody listened in to Steven's chat earlier this evening?
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Post by: michael on February 06, 2009, 06:15:20 PM
Aw, I have some sad news to report...
many both Michelle and Steven confirmed that Jerry has been diagnosed with throat cancer and has started chemo and his wife has been placed in a home.
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Post by: TexasLady on February 06, 2009, 06:19:30 PM
Aw, I have some sad news to report...
many both Michelle and Steven confirmed that Jerry has been diagnosed with throat cancer and has started chemo and his wife has been placed in a home.

Oh, this is really sad news.  :(  My heart goes out to Jerry, his wife and their family.
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Post by: RealityFreakWill on February 06, 2009, 07:50:31 PM
Thanks, Michael for letting us know of the sad news.
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Post by: RealityFreakWill on February 06, 2009, 11:02:59 PM
I guess no one listened in to Steven's chat on Thursday night but you still can click on the link to hear the saved chat. The only info I found so far from the chat is that Steven will be in Iraq for 25 days and that Brian called in during the chat. I've been searching in hope of finding a text transcript of the chat but no luck so far.
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Post by: RealityFreakWill on February 07, 2009, 12:28:33 AM
Thanks to Peach, she gave me a link to find more info on Steven's chat....not a full transcript but here's what I found out so far...

Dan is the one that told Steven about Jerry's cancer and not only that, Michelle confirmed it as well

Brian and Angie called in the chat

Angie, Brian and Steven are planning a special trip, sounding like a cruise, and that Dan and Memphis may go as well

 
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Post by: patlini on February 07, 2009, 07:47:00 PM
Oh wow that is sad news about Jerry

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Post by: Queenycastle on February 10, 2009, 08:40:33 AM
Very sad news about Jerry and his wife.  Makes me wonder with all the troubles he seemed to have with his throat through the summer?  He was hoarse (sp?) and coughing alot.   
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Post by: TexasLady on February 10, 2009, 09:30:17 AM
Very sad news about Jerry and his wife.  Makes me wonder with all the troubles he seemed to have with his throat through the summer?  He was hoarse (sp?) and coughing alot.   

He was hoarse and coughing a lot wasn't he.. and didn't he complain about his neck hurting towards the end? It's very sad.  :(
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Post by: georgiapeach on February 10, 2009, 11:42:35 AM
Oh dear, much sympathy and support to Jerry and his family during this difficult time.

We know he is a strong competitor, so I am sure he will bring that same energy to this new fight!
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Post by: TARAsia Fan on February 16, 2009, 05:17:13 PM
Here's hoping the Colonel pulls through. Semper Fi, Marine.
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Post by: RealityFreakWill on February 16, 2009, 06:56:45 PM
Steven just posted his first blog from overseas

In Kuwait

Well, I am in Kuwait and waiting to head to Iraq.  I spent 2 hours on a plane to Atlanta, 14 hours on a plane to Dubai and 2 hours on a plane to Kuwait.  It has been a bit of an adventure getting here.  My luggage was lost and I am down to re-wearing my underwear until my luggage arrives.  I have been taking a few pictures and some video blogs, but I am having trouble getting it off of my camera and into the computer (if anyone has any expertise in getting my SD card to work in computer please help, it has worked before but not now for some reason.  Plus there aren't a lot of great pictures because I have only seen things at night so far.  I haven't seen daylight since I got on my flight Sunday afternoon, it is 3:30 am right now in Kuwait.  I have to say from what I have seen it is a beautiful place and the people are super cool and I totally dig them.  If I can get my SD card fixed I will have some cools stuff to show ya!  Well, i am off to bed, battling jet lag Right now, but I did order room service and ate my cheeseburger and fries while watching a rerun of Ugly Betty and Desperate Housewives on the Flat Screen TV in my room ;)  From inside the room it is hard to tell I am not even in America.  Can't wait to send more updates.  Please keep checking back to see what new adventures come my way!
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Post by: Nuala on February 18, 2009, 04:45:43 AM
Oh Wow....I am sorry to hear about Jerry.  He's in my prayers and so is his wife. 
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Post by: gater948 on February 18, 2009, 07:16:10 AM


Oh, this is really sad news.  :(  My heart goes out to Jerry, his wife and their family.
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Yeah its really a sad news,, :( :(
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Post by: RealityFreakWill on February 20, 2009, 09:31:03 AM
Steven posted two pictures on his myspace from Kuwait


The hotel he stayed at...

(http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc289/CuteboiWill/l_0553748c1fa949fdbe81e192a4843c90.jpg)

(http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc289/CuteboiWill/l_0d0634aa78724455988bd7f42a6790ca.jpg)
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Post by: RealityFreakWill on February 21, 2009, 01:03:26 PM
Eric Stein, BB8's America's Player's latest myspace blog post:

"The Mandala Maker" (Short Film That I'm In) Is Getting Some Great Early Buzz

Helllllllllllllllo all! I have some exciting news to share with you guys. A few months back, I was lucky enough to film a role in a short film, "The Mandala Maker" written and directed by Sam Borowski. Working alongside actors such as Daniel Roebuck ("Lost," "Matlock," "Halloween," "Nash Bridges"), Tony Award winner and Emmy nominee Terrence Mann, Yangzom Brauen ("Aeon Flux") and more, it's safe to say that I was quite honored to be sharing the screen with such an esteemed cast.

And although he would KILL me if he knew I was doing this, I have to give a shout out to the uber talented writer/director, Sam Borowski. Scope him out and show him some love on imdb, hit him up on myspace, what have you...but jump on this guy's bandwagon now before he blows up. He has a few major projects in the pipeline and in a few years, I'm going to be telling people "a few years back, I actually got to work with Sam Borowski." Haha. I'm telling you...big things are on the horizon for him.

So, in any event, the film is starting to get some exciting press and yours truly got a very nice shout out in one of the articles (SEE BELOW THE DOTTED LINE...my section is towards the end of the article). The NY Daily News and The Asbury Park Press have articles in the works too, and there has been some amazing internet coverage. Yada City online wrote:

("Hello world ….the staff of yadacity wants to know, do you have the patience to create a Tibetan Mandalas? Maybe you should find it – it has healing powers so says the lead character in the new, indie short THE MANDALA MAKER, by Sam Borowski.

The flick, which is getting that “Slumdog buzz,” tells the story of Naomi, a woman who attempts to heal herself from a past tragedy by painting Tibetan Mandalas. FYI, those are circular designs that psychologists - including the legendary Carl Jung- say have 'healing' powers. This opens a whole new world of possibilities for Naomi.

THE MANDALA MAKER is on the fast track to get a nod, in the live-action short category, for the 2010 Academy-Award. The movie was shot on the highest form of High Def ever created ---The Red One HD Camera.")

And here is that article that mentions me! Thanks as always for all of your support as I move forward in the next stages of my career.


Check it out:
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Filmmaker going in circles -- that's a good thing

Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Staten Island Advance
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Insiders tell us that Sam Borowski is making further headway in his career as a writer, producer and director of movies.

After taking home the Audience Choice Award for his film "Rex" at last year's Staten Island Film Festival, and after getting a theatrical release of his film "Creature Feature: 50 Years of the Gill-Man" this fall, the New Springville resident and former Advance sportswriter turned to producing a short script he wrote with St. George resident Gregory Nissen. FYI: Sam is a cousin of actor/comedian Danny Aiello.


The movie, titled "The Mandala Maker," which Borowski directed and produced, tells the story of Naomi, a woman who attempts to overcome tragedy by painting Tibetan Mandalas, circular designs that psychologists -- including the legendary Carl Jung -- will tell you have "healing" powers in them. This opens a whole new world of possibilities for Naomi. But the short film, which portrays Naomi as a struggling artist, is a true Staten Island movie. Borowski opines. And here's why.

The Island, which is a growing community for writers and artists, becomes a character in the film, as does the Verrazano Bridge -- a little homage toward one of Borowski's favorite films, "Saturday Night Fever," which was released 32 years ago.

Filmed almost entirely on location here, it showcases many of the Island's hot spots, from Angelina's Ristorante to Sudsy's Bagels, owned by Sudsy Monchik, the former racquetball champ. In fact, Sudsy's partner friend Frank D'Amato can be seen in the film as well.

There are plenty of other popular Island haunts and places of interest, such as the Postcards 9/11 memorial, Shakti Yoga Center in St. George, a scene on Grymes Hill near Wagner College with a stunning view of the bridge in the background, the All Star Cafe, where the character has a slice of pizza over some serious reading, and even the chic new Z-One, where Naomi can be seen painting a Mandala.

In addition, Borowski shot a scene in one of the same spots featured in "Saturday Night Fever" (he says he's saving that as a surprise), and in The Rubin Museum of Art in Manhattan.

The movie, with Courtney Hogan in the title role, features a strong cast for any film, let alone a short, that includes Sam's longtime collaborator and friend Daniel Roebuck ("Lost," "Matlock," "River's Edge"), with whom he worked on "Rex," and Tony Award winner and Emmy nominee Terrence Mann, as well as Yangzom Brauen of Aeon Flux fame.

Also featured prominently are Indie actor Conor Timmis and New York's own Eric Stein, who was America's Player on the reality show "Big Brother 8." We hear his scene at Sudsy's Bagels in Tottenville is not to be missed!

"The Mandala Maker," which is expected to be a major contender in the live-action short category for the 2010 Academy Awards, will be making the rounds at many Oscar-qualifying film festivals during this coming year, and is expected to be ready in time for the upcoming Staten Island Film Festival in June.

"It is my hope that Staten Islanders can get behind this film, and help us to make a push for the 2010 Academy Award," Borowski said recently.

"Staten Island is my home -- and it always will be. I would like nothing more than to bring home the award for this community, which I have cherished for so long."
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Post by: TexasLady on February 21, 2009, 01:35:20 PM
Congrats to Eric! Thanks for posting this Will.  :hugs:
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Post by: RealityFreakWill on February 22, 2009, 10:15:29 AM
Steven posted more pictures from Kuwait on his myspace...

Steven waiting to get on the plane behind him, was on it flying for 14 hours
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His first meal at Kuwait in his hotel room, ordered room service
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View of Kuwait City from his hotel room window
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Steven at Persian Gulf
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Persian Gulf
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Kuwait's version of Burger King
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Post by: RealityFreakWill on February 23, 2009, 12:08:14 PM
Jessica & Clayton's engagement picture: (from her myspace)

(http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc289/CuteboiWill/l_96766eca811d4cd78b72c24749487a8f.jpg)
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Post by: RealityFreakWill on February 23, 2009, 01:27:02 PM
Steven uploaded some pictures from Iraq: (from his myspace)


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Post by: TexasLady on February 23, 2009, 01:32:38 PM
Jessica looks really happy.

Now Steven has me wondering, what the heck IS he doing there.  :lol:
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Post by: RealityFreakWill on February 23, 2009, 01:37:29 PM
Steven's blog from Iraq posted on his myspace:

An update from Iraq    

Hello to everyone back home or wherever you are in the world.  Had a few mintues and some working internet so I wanted to post a blog about some things that have been happening to me on the trip.  I have so much to say and not even time to say it all.  Basically life has been a super crazy rollercoaster ride since I stepped foot on the plane over here.  It all started with a 2 hour flight to Atlanta, then a 14 hour flight to Dubai, next a 2 hour flight to Kuwait city, 2 hours to get a Visa, an hour spent filling a report for my lost bag and a 30 minute ride to the hotel, it was a very long day!  Once in Kuwait it was all fancy and fun times, we stayed at a beautiful fancy hotel, J.W. Marriott, with great food and fantastic service.  Spent two nights there then it was a 2 hour flight to Baghdad, this became the most unique and exciting part thus far.  The plane lands on the military side of Baghdad International Airport and we are instructed to exit the plane and wait on the tarmack, next is a very long walk with all my luggage to meet our point of contact, then wait in line to be given linens and assigned a tent.  The first tent I had slept about 25 guys and was very close quarters, no room at all.  We shower and use the bathroom in a trailer that is commonly known as "The Cadillac", it really isn't that bad at all.  Luckily it is winter here right now so the weather is very mild, about 70 during the day and 40 at night, that sounds like ideal weather, but the wind always blows, the sky is always overcast and filled with sand, so bascially it is sometimes hard to figure out where the ground ends and the sky begins.  There is rarely any privacy here and it is so hard to get use to everything being surrounded by Twalls.  Twalls are giant concete slabs that are about 20 feet high, they surround every single structure, tent, bathroom or building here.  It is really hard to figure you way around because all you see is Twalls in every direction, basically you are surround by grey and brown all the time.  The food is pretty good, we eat at what they call the Dfac (Dining Facility) there are lots of choices and the food is very high in calories and starches, I am already starting to get fat :(  The first night was pretty hard to sleep, as I layed in my top bunk all I could hear was the sound of nonstop hellicoptors flying around and other guys snoring.  For the most part I feel completely safe all the time and I am having a great time.  I have met some amazing Airman and Soldiers who live in these conditions day in and day out, I have completely gained a whole new respect for them and want to remind everyone at home to please help support our troops in anyway possible.  They live and work in an environment that most Americans will never see, experience or could even understand.  PLEASE TAKE 1O MINTUES TO READ UP ON HOW YOU CAN HELP SUPPORT OUR TROOPS, I AM LISTING A COUPLE WEBSITES TO CHECK OUT, PLEASE DO THIS!!!
http://www.freewebs.com/helpourtroops/
http://www.operation-support-our-troops.org/
That is all for now, more coming later, I am still trying to get my videos to upload but the internet is so slow and spotty that I can't seem to get any of them to fully upload.  Thanks for reading, hope you enjoyed!
Check out my pics, I got to ride in a C130....
Bye for now from the Middle East...
Steven

http://blogs.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendID=390227044&blogID=472616234
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Post by: RealityFreakWill on February 23, 2009, 01:43:30 PM
Jessica looks really happy.

Now Steven has me wondering, what the heck IS he doing there.  :lol:

Yeah, Jessica became engaged last Thanksgiving but no wedding date has been set. She's still in college but graduating sometime this year.

As for Steven, he  is on an overseas assignment for work. If you scroll down some, you'll see a blog where he explains his assignment.
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Post by: tory on February 24, 2009, 11:35:37 AM
i haven't read this thread for a while.. and boy did i miss a lot. so jessicka and eric not a couple
dan and mon not a couple and kesha a maby.

and pooor jerry, his wife in a home, that is the worst i am sure he feels realy help less. he likes to b in charge and he loved his wife..
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Post by: peppermintpatty on February 24, 2009, 07:30:46 PM
so sad about jerry-prayers go out to him...and jessica really does look happy-cute guy
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Post by: RealityFreakWill on February 25, 2009, 12:56:37 AM
Dan's blog:

Oscar Weekend…

Hey I hope everyone is doing well.  I just got in from LA and wanted to keep everyone updated as to what has been going on.  We had a great trip out to Los Angeles for some Oscar charity events.  LA is a much faster life then back home in Michigan, but it was all for a good cause and I was glad I could help out.

This past Saturday we were at the American Humane Film & TV Unit / Tag the World party at MyHouse in Hollywood.  They did a great job with the event, it was packed, and everyone had a good time.  Sunday was a busy day between the Children Uniting Nations event at the Beverly Hills Hilton, and Leeza Gibbon’s event at Mr. Chow.  It was quiet a whirlwind but all for a good cause.  I had a chance to meet some great people who are very dedicated to helping others, which is what this whole thing is all about.  Monday there was a photo shoot with Philip Alan who does great work, I will try to get them to put the photos on the site so everyone can see them.

This Thursday (February 26th) I will be guest hosting at WIN 98.5 in Battle Creek, MI for the St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital Radiothon.  St. Jude’s is a charity near and dear to my heart.  I ran a marathon for St. Jude’s a few years back and it is one of my favorite charities.  I hope everyone can tune in a make a pledge during the Radiothon.  I will be on from 8:00-10:00AM so check it out!

I appreciate all of the continued support from everyone, it means a lot.  I will be posting on here more often, check out the site later this week, more news coming out soon!

Take care,

Dan

Here are some photos from the weekend…

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http://dangheesling.com/
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Post by: RealityFreakWill on February 25, 2009, 11:42:34 AM
Steven posted more pictures on his myspace...his team took a trip to the Great Ziggurat of Ur in Iraq

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Post by: RealityFreakWill on February 28, 2009, 10:35:12 AM
A few new pictures from Steven...

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Post by: RealityFreakWill on February 28, 2009, 10:37:12 PM
Don't know if the video will work here but it's Steven and Angie dancing in the hotel room during BB10 finale week posted on Steven's myspace...

Me and Angie

 
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Post by: RealityFreakWill on March 01, 2009, 10:26:34 AM
Steven's latest myspace blog:

   
A Sunday Morning In Iraq


Well, I had some time and wanted to send out an update on how my week was.  This past week in Iraq has shown me the widest range of emotions possible.  I started my week flying on an Iraqi C130 wearing body armor and completely unaware of what to expect.  If you don't know a C130 is large military cargo plane that has fold down seats in the back, there is no beverage service and hearing protection is required!  Upon arriving at our new destination we were assigned a tent and settled in for a week of long hours and dusty windy days.  The accommodations were much nicer then my last tent, I had a desk, a chair and even a locker for my clothes, I felt like I had checked into the Marriott again.  After a few days we began get into a groove the week was going great.  Our first time off of work we were able to travel to the Great Ziggurat of Ur which is one of the oldest structures in the world and has some amazing history behind it, if you get time you should google it, the place is fascinating. This was definitely a high part of my week, it was such a surreal experience to walk up the steps of a temple that people had walked up more then 4000 years ago.  Heading back to base I began to really reflect on my life and think about how small and insignificant I am in the grand scheme of things.
The next exciting event for the week was a low point for me and brought to the surface some feelings and emotions that I didn't expect.  Being a bull rider I always felt that I am pretty brave and could stare death in the face and not think twice about it, boy was I wrong!  I was walking down the street to drop off my clothes at the local laundry facility when I began hearing a very loud siren, I wasn't sure exactly what the siren meant or what course of action I needed to take.  After a few seconds I began to see military personal heading to an area called a bunker (basically a concrete cube surrounded by sandbags, these bunkers are all over the base and I had walked by them many times.)  I decided the best idea for me was to follow and take shelter with everyone else.  As I entered the shelter the siren began again only this time it was followed by a very loud voice that kept repeating "We are under attack, We are under attack."  Hearing this is when I really began to feel uncomfortable.  I squatted down on the cold concrete and felt that my hands and knees had begun to shake, this was an unusual sensation that I don't often feel.  As the siren and voice stopped I just sat there waiting and wondering if the next sound I heard was going to be an explosion or gun fire, this was such a difficult and awkward feeling, something I hope I never have to endure again.  Luckily and fortunately there was never an explosion or any sounds at all, in fact it was a deafening silence that I don't think I will ever forget only broken up by a voice stating "all clear, all clear."  Some of the best words I think I have ever heard being shouted from a speaker.  All of the soldiers casually strolled from the bunker and returned to business as usual, this is a common occurrence for them, I don't know how they deal with this on a day to day basis, but I was not the same for several hours.  I had to return to my tent and just sit for a long time, I had lost all ability to focus or concentrate on anything, my hands were still shaking and I felt my stomach turning.  After all is said and done I was informed by several personal that it happens all the time and the chances of actually getting hit are very low, I guess in hind sight that makes me feel better, but at the time I was definitely moved by the event.
That is all for now, it is time to get back to work.  I will get more written down when I have the time.  Right now I am going to finish some work and enjoy the beautiful Sunday morning we are having today.  God Bless all the military personnel serving everywhere in the world to everyone else that reads this be thankful for everything you have in your life.

Steven

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Title: Re: Post Season Updates (please read the initial post for rules for this thread)
Post by: RealityFreakWill on March 01, 2009, 11:37:30 AM
Steven posted more pictures from Iraq on his myspace photo album:

Steven with Lulu, who does everybody's laundry
(http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc289/CuteboiWill/l_eea632545f574362aa81322eaae97845.jpg)

Steven chillin' in the truck
(http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc289/CuteboiWill/l_d27ea399dd3f45d495f4ea121764a714.jpg)

Bonfire
(http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc289/CuteboiWill/l_4fc0dcce61eb40878a9a426bd4a22d7b.jpg)
Title: Re: Post Season Updates (please read the initial post for rules for this thread)
Post by: RealityFreakWill on March 03, 2009, 01:48:16 AM
Eye candy....

Nick from BB8

Photo shot by The Real Deal

Michael Phelps wannabe?
(http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc289/CuteboiWill/2uixmc8.jpg)
Title: Re: Post Season Updates (please read the initial post for rules for this thread)
Post by: tory on March 03, 2009, 12:12:23 PM
ty for the up dates... love the vid of steve and angie..angie was my fav that year.
Title: Re: Post Season Updates (please read the initial post for rules for this thread)
Post by: RealityFreakWill on March 07, 2009, 04:01:55 PM
Keesha and Memphis at the Area Club in L.A.
(from Keesha's myspace photo album)

(http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc289/CuteboiWill/l_2e4d7d1559844b88b01f8b40a2ad6b06.jpg)
Title: Re: Post Season Updates (please read the initial post for rules for this thread)
Post by: RealityFreakWill on March 08, 2009, 12:16:36 PM
A new picture of Steven in Iraq....riding in a blackhawk helicopter. He leaves Iraq in four days and will be flying to London.

(http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc289/CuteboiWill/l_b1e4a3fac3b44b449b056085b17faedf.jpg)
Title: Re: Post Season Updates (please read the initial post for rules for this thread)
Post by: TexasLady on March 09, 2009, 04:45:17 PM
Gosh, it's been a long time since I've seen a photo of Keesha. I guess she's forgiven Memphis.. :lol:
Title: Re: Post Season Updates (please read the initial post for rules for this thread)
Post by: RealityFreakWill on March 15, 2009, 01:17:07 PM
Updating on Steven...

He left Iraq on Friday and flew to Kuwait City. Not sure how long he's staying there but is supposed to go to London from there and then he'll be back home in Dallas.

I'm glad he's out of Iraq.
Title: Re: Post Season Updates (please read the initial post for rules for this thread)
Post by: RealityFreakWill on March 17, 2009, 11:57:32 AM
Steven posted this latest status on myspace today:

Steven is heading home from London today, it has been a great trip and I hate to leave, but I also can't wait to get home, it is Trashy Tuesday!!
Title: Re: Post Season Updates (please read the initial post for rules for this thread)
Post by: RealityFreakWill on March 18, 2009, 02:37:08 PM
 :tup: Steven is home safe and sound in Dallas from his month-long overseas trip. He posted a whole bunch of awesome pictures from London and here's a few...

He went to see Priscilla: Queen of the Desert musical (he said it was awesome and highly recommends it)
(http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc289/CuteboiWill/l_a87ab7cf73d94c8180685dcb278b9d83.jpg) 

Standing by a postcard stand
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Standing outside the gates of Buckingham Palace
(http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc289/CuteboiWill/l_a8e3c162a43c4cab89d6ed88f94179c1.jpg)

Inside a phone booth
(http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc289/CuteboiWill/l_e9ad7643805a4d6daa6e2ba508dffe28.jpg)

With a drag queen
(http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc289/CuteboiWill/l_cb665fb8a9f6470cb2c073130b08b78b.jpg)

Title: Re: Post Season Updates (please read the initial post for rules for this thread)
Post by: peppermintpatty on March 19, 2009, 06:53:25 AM
Great pics- Priscilla is one of my favorite campy movies-i bet the musical is awsome!
Title: Re: Post Season Updates (please read the initial post for rules for this thread)
Post by: RealityFreakWill on March 30, 2009, 09:52:05 AM
"Harbick's Annual Reality Event "

James Rhine and Kail Harbick
Invite you to join them
and some special guests

Sunday May 3rd - Wednesday May 6, 2009

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Harbick's Holiday Farm Resort
In Beautiful Rainbow Oregon
(Approx 40 miles East of Eugene)

(http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc289/CuteboiWill/902c3b87.jpg)

It's going to be another great time and a chance to meet and hang out with some Speical Guests and fellow Reality fans.
Although it is only a month away, it is well worth the effort to plan on attending this event!! Please make sure to call and make your reservations NOW as SPACE IS LIMITED this year.


There will be a fun Golf Scramble at the local course, (no experience needed), River Rafting, Meet and Greet Luncheon and Dinner, along with extras like Karaoke night, Q and A Sessions, including Photo Ops too.

Here are just a few of the Special Guests
scheduled to attend:

James Rhine - Big Brother 6/Big Brother 7 All-Stars
Kail Harbick - Big Brother 8
Joe Barber - Big Brother 8
Zach Swerdzewski - Big Brother 8
Brian Hart - Big Brother 10
Steven Daigle - Big Brother 10

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For Additional Information
or to Make Your Reservations

Please Call Brenda at The Lodge

M-F 10-4pm PST

541-822-3725

***If you reach the Voice Mail
please leave your name
and contact information!***

Thank you and Hope to see you there!!

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Title: Re: Post Season Updates (please read the initial post for rules for this thread)
Post by: RealityFreakWill on April 05, 2009, 12:53:35 PM
Natalie, BB9 has confirmed she will be attending the Harbick's Annual Reality event.
Title: Re: Post Season Updates (please read the initial post for rules for this thread)
Post by: RealityFreakWill on April 05, 2009, 12:55:52 PM
Keesha returned to her hometown in Ohio for a visit and Dan went to visit her.....posted on her myspace

(http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc289/CuteboiWill/m_0f078a1d784c49e7bf4a6d80130719fd.jpg)

(http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc289/CuteboiWill/l_313cfd0096ae44d68300d263467f7aad.jpg)
Title: Re: Post Season Updates (please read the initial post for rules for this thread)
Post by: RealityFreakWill on April 09, 2009, 09:46:31 AM
Updated list of the BB alumni who will be attending the Harbick's Annual Reality Reunion....more are expected to be added soon...


James Rhine - Big Brother 6
Big Brother 7 All-Stars
Howie Gordon - Big Brother 6
Big Brother 7 All-Stars
Janelle Pierzina - Big Brother 6
Big Brother 7 All-Stars
Kaysar Ridha - Big Brother 6
Big Brother 7 All-Stars
Ashlea Evans - Big Brother 6
Beau Beasley - Big Brother 6
Kail Harbick - Big Brother 8
Joe Barber - Big Brother 8
Brian Hart - Big Brother 10
Michelle Costa - Big Brother 10
April Dowling - Big Brother 10
Michael "Cowboy" Ellis - Big Brother 5
Natalie Cunial - Big Brother 9
Parker Somerville - Big Brother 9
Alex Coladonato - Big Brother 9

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Title: Re: Post Season Updates (please read the initial post for rules for this thread)
Post by: TexasLady on April 09, 2009, 01:03:29 PM
What a blast from the past Will! Kinda makes me wish I still lived in Washington. I'd be tempted to attend!
Title: Re: Post Season Updates (please read the initial post for rules for this thread)
Post by: RealityFreakWill on April 10, 2009, 04:13:00 PM
I read that Jerry is in the hospital but no other information was given. I will follow up on it and will update once I get some info.
Title: Re: Post Season Updates (please read the initial post for rules for this thread)
Post by: RealityFreakWill on April 25, 2009, 03:14:06 AM
I'm so upset but you all know I love Steven.....but anyhow
He's heading back to Iraq for another work assignment

He arrived in Kuwait on Friday the 24th to go to Iraq from there....

Here's four pictures of his flight to Kuwait...and the captions below are his own words

Hanging in Buisness Class with the girls
(http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc289/CuteboiWill/l_73abd1419bc74dcaae74aa005b456905.jpg)

My new Flight Attendent buddy Michael
(http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc289/CuteboiWill/l_a0616ec588424393ac880da73a14e29e.jpg)

They only let me park the plane, I wasn't allowed to fly it :(
(http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc289/CuteboiWill/l_cae012e733df45e0ac4fe6b5f4c45da3.jpg)

Now it is official, I can fly the plane
(http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc289/CuteboiWill/l_32762b180bb441618247ef29d8a45ab9.jpg)

Posted on his own myspace

Title: Re: Post Season Updates (please read the initial post for rules for this thread)
Post by: tory on April 25, 2009, 12:09:44 PM
ty for the up dates will sry u r steven is going bk to iraq :'(
so how many day do we have till bb.. i am dieing!!!!
Title: Re: Post Season Updates (please read the initial post for rules for this thread)
Post by: RealityFreakWill on April 26, 2009, 02:31:02 AM
ty for the up dates will sry u r steven is going bk to iraq :'(
so how many day do we have till bb.. i am dieing!!!!

Assuming it starts on 7/12, it gives us 77 days!
Title: Re: Post Season Updates (please read the initial post for rules for this thread)
Post by: tory on April 26, 2009, 01:11:52 PM
77 days to many hhuuuuuu :jam: :jam:
Title: Re: Post Season Updates (please read the initial post for rules for this thread)
Post by: RealityFreakWill on April 26, 2009, 01:56:07 PM
Joshuah visited Sharon in Kansas City and they attended the Britney Spears concert. (Who could forget Josh dancing with a tiara on his head to the Britney CD in the HOH room?) Here's a few pictures of his visit posted by Sharon on myspace...


Josh with Sharon's dog, Semper Fi (yes, that is his name)
(http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc289/CuteboiWill/l_483fb00d4a3340ef88801eee354fbc95.jpg)

Josh & Sharon before going in the concert
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Josh on the mechanical bull at a country bar
(http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc289/CuteboiWill/l_f3c35f4981344a4dbb0432a669f62fff.jpg)

Josh & Sharon at the bar
(http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc289/CuteboiWill/l_c70de7355d684c77964e0235b1f1c65d.jpg)

Sharon does love her Joshy
(http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc289/CuteboiWill/l_8ba930f3b1ab4fafa94e5e3e109b7220.jpg)

Josh & Sharon's friend, Scooter being silly in the back of Sharon's car
(http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc289/CuteboiWill/l_cf8828ea0e8a42af87e677f0cf461752.jpg)
Title: Re: Post Season Updates (please read the initial post for rules for this thread)
Post by: tory on April 26, 2009, 06:32:08 PM
how cute will.. and omg how funny was that him dancing with the tera..now i can;t get it out of my head, omg
Title: Re: Post Season Updates (please read the initial post for rules for this thread)
Post by: TexasLady on April 27, 2009, 05:10:54 PM
how cute will.. and omg how funny was that him dancing with the tera..now i can;t get it out of my head, omg

Steven got to park the plane???? WOW!

Too bad they didn't let us see Josh doing his early morning dances.  :lol: Sharon looks GREAT doesn't she!
Title: Re: Post Season Updates (please read the initial post for rules for this thread)
Post by: KitKat on April 27, 2009, 10:22:48 PM
Sharon looks awesome! Thanks Will for all the updates!
Title: Re: Post Season Updates (please read the initial post for rules for this thread)
Post by: RealityFreakWill on April 28, 2009, 11:56:15 AM
No problem, guys, more than glad to keep ya all updated

Steven updated his myspace yesterday that he safely arrived in Iraq and is getting settled. He will follow up with blogs and pictures soon.
Title: Re: Post Season Updates (please read the initial post for rules for this thread)
Post by: RealityFreakWill on May 01, 2009, 11:58:59 AM
BB8's Eric Stein's myspace blog from 4/29

Eric comes out from under a rock to bring the random...

 I am not the petite man you all once knew me to be.  I have gained a legit 25-30 pounds since BB.  On Saturday, it was the first shorts-wearing weather of the year.  So I proudly marched myself over to my drawers to put on some of my trusty shorts.  They did not fit me.  Not even close.  It required an intricate lever and pulley system to even seal them.  And once they were closed, they was tighter than a girdle.  If I kept them on, I was running the risk of serious injury to my lower abdomen/internal organs/bladder.  So I did what any middle aged woman circa 1997 would do in that situation…a Tae Bo workout.  I have this old VHS tape of Billy Blanks going to town on some Tae Bo action, so in it went.  It wasn’t pretty. 

- I've had the pleasure of going to the new Yankee Stadium twice already.  I am a bit of a purist and traditionalist when it comes to this stuff, so I wasn't sure how I'd respond to it...but it's really great.  It's gorgeous, the amenities are fantastic, and there's an amazing energy and vibe all around the grounds.  Every fan is so excited to be there...calling their friends, snapping photos, and smiling.  And best of all, the field perspective of watching the game provides a very similar experience to the old park.  They have truly captured the best of both worlds.

- For the first time since the Juicer Incident of '08...I juiced.  And this time, it was glorious. 

- Over Memorial Day weekend, I am heading own to FL for one of my close friend's wedding.  But the kicker...I'm performing the ceremony.  That's right...I am now Reverend/Minister/Officiant Stein.  What an utterly ridiculous concept.  I am sure to do something appalling and ruin their big day.  So if anyone wants to be married by me, let me know, hahaha. 

- I was very sad to lose a pal and a confidant in Bea Arthur.  She was one of the first ladies of modern comedy as we know it.  We'll always be bosom buddies.  Thank you for being a friend.  Yes, I am consciously trying to use as many Bea references as possible on this very Maude-lin day. 

- So I'd be remiss to not speak about this swine flu lunacy, which is all the rage right now.  We’ve survived bird flu, mad cow disease, SARS, and countless other alleged pandemics and amazingly, they all went away one week later.  I mean, have you heard of anybody suffering from mad cow disease in the past 10 years?  The media should be ashamed for how badly they are playing this up and the public should be ashamed for buying into it.  First off, this is like a glorified flu.  Secondly, one person has died from it thus far nationwide.  Roughly 125 people per day die in the USA from car accidents.  Does that mean you won’t drive your cars anymore?  The people walking around with masks on their faces really deserve a swift kick to the balls.  And then, they should all be punished with a case of swine flu.  The deserve it.  (please note, that this rant pretty much guarantees that I will succumb to swine flu by the week's end)

- Since Siegfried and Roy have officially had their farewell performance, I feel there is a void in the Las Vegas performance scene.  Hence, I have formed a vaudeville act with Montecore the tiger.  We are going into rehearsals immediately.

- I still haven't found that elusive bitch Carmen Sandiego.  If you wanna see me mortify myself (which most of you do), go to youtube...you can find my appearance on Carmen Sandiego from a million years ago.  Ironically, my boy NPH appears in my episode...who knew we'd be reunited at the Tanksgiving Day Parade 16 years later?  Small world.  Please re-read this paragraph, only this time pretend that it is being sung by Rockapella. 

- Doing laundry is very taxing.  I don't know how some people have the energy to do it daily for their entire families.  I do it once every 6-8 weeks and it takes a lot out of me.

- I absolutely f'n love the NFL Draft!  Love it!  It is one of my favorite days of the year.  And my Jets sure made things interesting this past weekend.  While trading up for Sanchez would not have been my first choice, I am very pleased by their aggressive approach to getting the players that they targeted.  Shonn Greene's power running will be the perfect future compliment to Leon Washington and in an ideal world, Sanchez can be our starting QB for the next 10-15 years.  Knowing that they could have stayed put and drafted Maclin, Beanie, or Freeman...I would have stood pat at 17, but if Sanchez was their guy, they surely didn't have to give up too much to get him.  I'm excited by the possibilities...but I'd describe my overall assessment as cautiously optimistic.

- My friends and I went to the circus.  We were undoubtedly the only drunken adults, sans children in the entire establishment.  I was deeply disappointed to find out that they no longer sell those fiber optic, light-up wands thingies.  They had things like it - but it's not the same.  Also, my cotton candy cost $12...but it came with a felt hat...so it was well worth it.

- For the first time ever The Amazing Race, Apprentice, and Survivor finales are all taking place in NYC over the same one week period.  I smell some reality folk hijinks a-brewin'.

- This update on the life and times of young Eric Stein has been brought to you by the good people at Imodium.....helping you ride the wave 'til you reach your next roadside restroom.


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Title: Re: Post Season Updates (please read the initial post for rules for this thread)
Post by: RealityFreakWill on May 01, 2009, 12:02:41 PM
Eric Stein's myspace blog from 5/1

MEET ERIC at the NY PREMIERE of THE MANDALA MAKER

*** ORDER YOUR TICKETS BEFORE MAY 8th for a chance to see me in my big screen debut.  I will be in attendance, so come out and root me on and we will have a drink.  All ticket orders prior to May 8th will help THE MANDALA MAKER become the featured short film on the opening night of the festival.  Hence, for those of you who purchase prior to that date...I will throw in an autograph, a high five, a beer, or some such acknowledge of your contributions.  Plus you'll get to meet me!  Tix are cheaper than a regular movie and it enables you to see a bunch.  Here's the scoop (check out all of our nominations...great stuff!)


Hellllllloooooo.  If you remember, I was lucky enough to film a supporting role in a short film, "The Mandala Maker" written and directed by Sam Borowski.  The amazing cast includes actors such as Daniel Roebuck ("Lost," "Matlock," "Halloween," "Nash Bridges"), Tony Award winner and Emmy nominee Terrence Mann, Yangzom Brauen ("Aeon Flux"), and yours truly. 


Well great news to report!  The New York Premiere of THE MANDALA MAKER has been announced and it comes in conjunction with a host of honors for the film.  THE MANDALA MAKER received a whopping SIX NOMINATIONS yesterday during the 2009 SINY Film Festival Press Conference held at the Hilton Garden Inn in Corporate Park, Staten Island.


Nominated for BEST DRAMATIC SHORT (Producer Sam Borowski, Associate Producers Rob Pralgo, Robin Anne Phipps and Bryan Williams), which is akin to BEST PICTURE for features, it also garnered nominations for BEST SHORT SCREENPLAY (Sam Borowski and Gregory Nissen) and BEST S.I. LOCAL FILM. Additionally, it also was nominated for three awards normally held for feature films - BEST DIRECTOR (Sam Borowski), BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY (Bill Schweikart) and BEST ACTRESS (Courtney Hogan).  With Audience Choice Awards and a special musical programbeing announced on awards night, there is a chance for THE MANDALA MAKER to snag even more awards.

If you would like to see THE MANDALA MAKER at the 2009 SINY Film Festival, it is playing Friday Night June 5, at 7 p.m. in the CSI Lecture Hall Theater and the next day, Saturday, June 6 at 5 p.m. in the CSI Williamson Theater.


To obtain tickets, simply go to:

http://www.ticketweb.com/snl/Search.action?query=staten+island+film+festival&y=9

Our block is Block 12 "Moving On," although it's not called that yet, but you will see it say :

Jun 5, 2009 at 8:00 PM EDT FILM BLOCK: Mandala Maker, SOS, Something about Ryan at College of Staten Island - Lecture Hall Theatre - Staten Island, NY $10.00

OR

Jun 6, 2009 at 5:00 PM EDT
FILM BLOCK: Mandala Maker, SOS, Something about Ryan
at CSI Williamson Theatre - Staten Island, NY
$10.00

Tix are just $10 for the entire block - They can either buy tix for the Friday night screening at 7 p.m. or the Saturday screening at 5 p.m.

Or call Ticket Web at: 1.866.468.7619


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Title: Re: Post Season Updates (please read the initial post for rules for this thread)
Post by: RealityFreakWill on May 01, 2009, 04:02:36 PM
OH MY GOD.....

Steven just posted his first blog since returning to Iraq.....best article I've ever read from him and it's quite scary.....I'm worried and won't relax until he returns back to USA safely!

An interesting story or potential for Disaster?

So you probably know from my status updates that I am currently in Iraq for work.  Tonight I had a very sobering reality check that I thought I would share. 

Tonight my coworkers and I had a dinner with some high ranking Iraqi Air Force military.  The Iraqi airmen are guys that we work with on a regular basis here and I have gotten to know on a personal level, they are incredible men that have faced many hardships and tragedies over the years but are incredibly friendly, hospitable and have some amazing stories that they like to share.  During our traditional Iraqi dinner the topic of American TV shows came up and it turns out that they love many of our programs specifically Reality TV.  One of my team members thought it would be fun to tell them that I had been on the show Big Brother and began to tell the story when our Team Lead quickly changed the subject and basically stoped the story from being told.  I understood why, if the Iraqi men did any research they might find out that I am gay which is completely not acceptable in the culture here.  Again, I completely understood this and was a bit relieved that the whole subject wasn't discussed.  What had not crossed my mind was the potential for disaster if the facts of my personal life were revealed in this environment.  Here is why: There is a new agreement that has just gone into affect here in this country that deals with civilian contractors working for the US military.  Basically under the agreement any civilian here is completely subject to Iraqi law while in the country, even while residing on a US military installation.  Although I don't know the exact wording of the law, basically it is illegal to be a homo***ual in this country and any accused can be jailed and from what I understand even executed for this "crime".  Had it gotten out to the Iraqi gentlemen that we work with, if they choose to, they could have the Iraqi police come into the US military installation and arrest me.  I would like to believe that these men have become my friend and would never do this to me, but I still have to sit back and wonder what if.  Suppose they have strong feelings against homo***uality and decided it was best to report me, I could potentially be locked up here and prosecuted for simply being who I am, even if I was never actually caught in a homo***ual act (not that I am getting any here).

This makes me so thankful that I live in a country where I am free to be exactly who I wanna be.  We are such a lucky people and we should never take for granite the freedoms that we have.  Even though we are still fighting for some equal rights, such as marriage, we have to all realize that we could have it so much worse.  I would ask that everyone reading this please take a few minutes and find a way to express your gratitude to our politicians that continue to pursue equality for everyone in our country regardless of race, gender or ***ual orientation.  In addition, find a way to thank the military personal that put their life on the line to uphold our freedoms and way of life.  As Americans we are truley a blessed people and need to remember this everyday of our lives.

Thanks for taking the time to read this..

Steven

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Title: Re: Post Season Updates (please read the initial post for rules for this thread)
Post by: RealityFreakWill on May 02, 2009, 04:02:18 PM
Steven updated his blog that I posted yesterday and added this.....makes me grateful I live in USA!

UPDATE:

Found the Following on Wikipedia this morning concerning Homo***uality in Iraq, it literally made me sick to my stomach..


2009

In April 2009, it was reported that Iraqi militants were gluing shut the anuses of men suspected of being gay. The glue being used is an Iranian-manufactured glue that if applied to the skin, sticks to it and can only be removed by surgery. After the anus is glued shut, the person is given a drink that causes diarrhea. Since the anus is closed, the diarrhea causes death. Videos of this torture have been circulating throughout the country via cellphones.[11]

Also in April 2009, it was reported that a new gang calling itself the "righteous people” began attacking young men who it says are violating Islamic law by "behaving like women". The "righteous people" distributed three lists in Baghdad’s Sadr City containing the names of ten people they considered homo***ual. The lists declared, "Sinner: we will doom you." Other slogans written in red on the city’s walls threatened the men with death and torture. Security officials found three torture-ridden corpses of gay men in Sadr, Dawra and Karadah areas of Baghdad. Their killers were not identified. Al-Baghdadiya, a satellite television channel based in Cairo and one of the few media outlets to have reported the attacks, broadcast a report on 7 April saying that twenty young men accused of homo***uality were taken to Ibn al-Nafis hospital in Baghdad with mutilated genitals. A number of citizens who have witnessed attacks on young men say that officials and the media did nothing to stop or report the incidents despite the fact that the attacks represent a flagrant violation of personal rights and individual freedoms guaranteed by the country’s constitution. Some of these attacks are even said to be carried out by the security forces themselves. One eye-witness said that "a police patrol in Shaab district, north east of Baghdad, stopped two young men "behaving like women" in mid March and forced them to take-off their clothes in front of other passers-by and made fun of them and their naked bodies."[12]

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Title: Re: Post Season Updates (please read the initial post for rules for this thread)
Post by: RealityFreakWill on May 02, 2009, 04:08:41 PM
Lots of people sent comments to Steven's blog expressing their concerns about him being in Iraq...I sent one as well and he posted a comment for his readers....

Thanks for all the comments, I am being safe and there should be no issues as long as I keep my "identity" safe. I am not worried about anyone here reading my blog, the small amount of Iraqi military that I interact with aren't going to be googling me or anything like that. I will keep my head down and my mouth shut and be home before I know it ;) Please keep the comments coming and I would love for people to pass on my blog, I think it says a lot and would love to have my experience shared with as many as possible. Thanks to Everyone!
 
Title: Re: Post Season Updates (please read the initial post for rules for this thread)
Post by: RealityFreakWill on May 05, 2009, 03:17:55 AM
Steven posted a few pictures from Iraq....specifically, Taco Bell!

Steven had to buy their cap and here's Steven wearing it...
(http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc289/CuteboiWill/l_4952480fb9b94466ae25fc82741f09bb.jpg)

The Iraq version of Taco Bell...
(http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc289/CuteboiWill/l_61e19b4401dc4d73a963bcec2d7196a8.jpg)
Title: Re: Post Season Updates (please read the initial post for rules for this thread)
Post by: RealityFreakWill on May 05, 2009, 01:50:51 PM
The Reality Reunion is taking place right now at Kail's estate in Oregon (May3-6)

Someone posted a video of the karakoe event from last night, the video is bad but you can make out who the hg's are....

James, Janelle, Parker, Beau, Chelsia, Michelle, April, Brian to name a few....


credit to scootie668
Title: Re: Post Season Updates (please read the initial post for rules for this thread)
Post by: cbssoapfreak on May 06, 2009, 02:05:06 PM
That picture made me dizzy..
Title: Re: Post Season Updates (please read the initial post for rules for this thread)
Post by: RealityFreakWill on May 06, 2009, 11:27:04 PM
Steven posted three pictures from Iraq....the captions below are his own words


Paying homage to my birth state
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Bored in Iraq
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Ok, I know what a bidet is, but this thing has a nozzle that faces down, what the hell is it?
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Title: Re: Post Season Updates (please read the initial post for rules for this thread)
Post by: tory on May 08, 2009, 12:20:43 PM
ty will that looked like some party. i wonder what kind of mess up vid cam they were useing.omg
Title: Re: Post Season Updates (please read the initial post for rules for this thread)
Post by: RealityFreakWill on May 09, 2009, 02:25:37 PM
Eric Stein's Reality TV Wrap - America's Playa On Survivor, Amazing Race, Biggest Loser...

By Eric Stein

You know the excitement that you get when you hear the Ice Cream Man driving down your block on a warm summer's day?  Well, multiply that feeling by 100 and that's what you have right here.  I don't think it'd be going too far to call today "Christmas in May."  And the reason?  I, Eric Stein, am bringing my expertise to Realitywanted.com.  For those of you who aren't familiar with me...you've been missing out...but here's the scoop.  I was America's Player on Big Brother 8.  Without exaggeration, it may have very well been one of the biggest, season-long individual twists in reality TV history.  Since I like exaggeration though...let's call it positively, undoubtedly, the premier, number one, heavyweight champion of reality TV twists.  The only other thing you really need to know about me is that I am one of the 25 biggest wastes of potential in this entire country.  I am lazy, highly unmotivated, and value relaxation above and beyond all else.  That commitment to nothingness has allowed me to become one of the preeminent, be all end all authorities on all things reality TV.  If you don't believe me, read on.  Since it's finale week for many of the reality big boys, let's get right down to business.

SURVIVOR
If you say something adamantly enough and continue to repeat it, does it eventually become the truth?  Debbie and Coach have been suffering from what I like to call "liar's denial."  Their indignant quests for the truth have been one of the most fascinating aspects of the show in recent weeks.  Debbie went off on Sierra, citing "I am a 46 year old woman...I don't need to deal with a lying, 23 year old girl."  Ironically, Debbie was lying through her teeth at the time.  Don't get me wrong...I love liars.  However, I don't like liars who don't think they are lying.  And they seem to have deluded themselves into believing they are speaking the truth.  Speaking of Coach, he is an excellent character...but he's a terrible player.  He is transparent and mistakenly believes himself to be in control of a game that he lost control of weeks ago.  Talk about Captain Delusional!

With Debbie's ouster, Taj/Stephen/JT have secured themselves as the final 3.  It's a rare season of Survivor in which the three people who played the best games make it to the end...but I believe that is what we have here.  By instigating a scenario in which the original Timbura members turned on each other at the merge, they took complete control of the game.  That said...I don't believe that they have played the perfect game these past few weeks.  In Big Brother, you need to hedge your bets because your enemy has the chance of becoming the next Head of Household or winning the Power of Veto.  However, Survivor is purely a numbers game...so once you take control, there is no need to play both sides anymore.  In turn, why would you target Sierra (a weak individual) before you'd target Debbie/Coach (a strong duo)?  By stringing them along, all they've done is made their ultimate blindsides pointlessly aggressive.  Nonetheless, they are going to be your final 3 and a deserving one at that.  While Stephen and Taj will be able to better articulate their claims to the title, look for JT to take home the victory.  His combination of perceived challenge skills and perceived likeability will result in the jury rewarding him.

THE CELEBRITY APPRENTICE
The dream showdown!  Joan "The World's #1 Comedian...and London's Too" Rivers vs. Annie "The Whore Pit Viper Hitler" Duke in a battle for supremacy.  This is a prizefight that I would buy on Pay Per View.  As Brandy Roderick would say..."Holy S-R-A-P."  Much like Survivor and the soon to be discussed Amazing Race, the brilliance of this reality TV season is that the best of the best are battling it out in the end (which is oh so very rare in the reality TV landscape).  I do have some complaints about this week's episode though.  Why did we have to rush the final 5 to a final 2 in one episode?  We've invested so much time into this as viewers, why would we want to plow through the most important part of the game?  Also, I take exception to the notion that Jessie James should be fired because he didn't enlist his wife's services.  I mean if she cut a $100,000 check to charity, would he automatically win the game?  At the same time, his repeated insistence that he's merely a blue-collar guy is absurd as well.  The man owns a company with 500 employees, has TV shows galore, magazines, and is married to a woman who earns $20 million per film.  Sure, he may have a blue-collar mentality, but let's not go crazy here Jessie.  This is the one finale that I'm truly torn about the outcome.  Joan Rivers has proven to be extremely talented and quick-witted...we'd be grossly wrong to count her out.  Annie profiles very similarly to last year's winner, Piers Morgan.  I think that they should put them into a Thunderdome and have them fight to the death to declare a winner.  Cluck, cluck, cluck, cluck...SPLASH!

THE AMAZING RACE
This week brought us the most ludicrous elimination in the history of the show, as Jen cost her team a chance at the prize by taking a bathroom break.  Um, whaaaaaaa?!?!?  This is completely mortifying and inexplicable.  You're not racing for $20 and a high five...this is a race for a million dollars!  You better be damn certain that I would wet myself for a million dollars.  Are you kidding me?  Hell, I'd probably do it for $300, haha.  They were even wearing some long flowing gowns...nobody would be the wiser.  How about a cup?  The floor of the cab?  Or how about being a big girl and holding it for 5 more minutes and then going at the rest stop?!?  This was astounding.  There is NO WAY that I would have ever allowed my partner to do that.  Jen, you should be ashamed of yourself.  By the way, can't wait to meet you this weekend - hope you haven't read this article by then, haha.

Otherwise, this has been a high-quality, bounce back season for the race.  There were several inspired casting choices that allowed for us to pick favorites to get behind.  From the endearing Mel & Mike, to the boundlessly energetic Mark & Michael, to the "sinister deaf kid" Luke...there was something for everybody.  Once again, I believe that the two best teams will be finishing one and two.  How refreshing!  Whether you love him or hate him, you have to give it to Luke & Margie.  They are at a decided disadvantage, as Margie needs to do all of the driving for her team and Luke is unable to communicate directions to her while her eyes are on the road.  There's no doubting that they have been front-runners from the beginning, along with Victor & Tammy.  Tammy has to be one of the most down to Earth, levelheaded contestants to ever appear on the race.  Combine that quality with their overt intelligence and their travel experience, and Victor and Tammy are going to be your winners.

THE BIGGEST LOSER
Another bounce back season, with MUCH more weight to lose and MUCH more likable characters.  Last season it became a dastardly game with the vile henchmen Vicki & Heba running the show.  Thankfully, this season we had the likes of Kristen who had the perfect perspective on the process and Tara, who has whooped the boys' butts for weeks on end.  I've heard a lot of people referring to Ron as a manipulative villain.  I couldn't disagree more.  See, there are three types of reality TV players.  Those who solely make for good TV, those who are there to play the game and not to make good TV, and those who do both.  Put yourself in Ron's shoes.  Their health and a whole lotta cash is on the line.  Wouldn't you do anything within you power to help your own child succeed?  Ron is doing what any good father would do in this situation and he's done it well.  I can assure you, he could care less what the public opinion of him is, so long as Mikey wins the game.  Last year, America blatantly disregarded Heba & Ed's plea to advance her into the final 3.  Do not look for a repeat of that this year.  America is going to vote Mikey into the final 3 and Mikey is going to deservedly win the game.

AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL
I hate Tyra Banks.  She is right on the top of my "5 Celebrities I'd Like To Punch" list.  She is beyond fake, unnatural, patronizing, and permanently up on her soapbox.  She drives me insane.  Why did they cast the 25-year-old Celia on the show, if they were simply going to hold it against her the entire season anyway?  Once she was cast, they should have dropped the age issue...or why have her in the first place?  Also, Natalie was completely screw-jobbed.  She was the deserving winner of this show and Tyra just seemed to personally dislike her.  Man, she was so hot it makes me want to cry. Although she is the remaining contestant that I'd most like to have lunch with, Allison has no chance of winning...she can barely even walk.  Aminat certainly is the most modelesque of the finalists, but she's struggled with the basic model fundamentals since the beginning.  That leaves us with Teyona, who has been solid throughout but doesn't quite possess the born-in looks that Aminat possess.  It's a coin toss between the two...if forced to pick, I'll go with Teyona for the win.

AMERICAN IDOL
In my estimation, Adam Lambert is in a class of his own.  From day one, he has just been on a completely different plane of ability from the other singers.  Don't get me wrong, Kris Allen and Danny Gokey are very talented guys, but I have friends who I go to karaoke with who sing as well as they do.  On the other hand, Adam is a total world beater...he's an elite talent.  On pure vocal ability, Adam has joined Clay Aiken as the strongest male singers to ever appear on the show.  Ultimately, I am hoping that talent will win out...although America has seemingly had a love affair with The Gokey since day one, so neither result would surprise me.  Kris Allen has been a great story.  With absolutely no screen time in the audition rounds, he has gone on an unlikely run to the top.  It reminds me of Elliott Yamin's underdog run from a few years back.  And much like Yamin, he should go on to have a very solid career from the three hole.  I'd also like to note that I have designs on becoming Megan Joy's second husband.  I loved her quirk.  And her extreme hotness.  Hell, I was so enamored with her...I even loved her voice.

I LOVE MONEY 2
This was a GREAT show!  I'd call it my guilty pleasure, but my love affair with this show goes well beyond that.  Much like season 1, this show is just absolutely an instant classic.  There is something about a group of not the smartest people competing in a high stakes mental game.  And somehow, they manage to pull off some really genius moments of strategy.  It (the man, not the pronoun) was hilarious. The Entertainer always brings great television (he's another Coach...awesome character, not so awesome player).  However, kudos to Tailor Made who is that rare breed who manages to juggle his role as a great player, while still managing to be a great character.  He played a brilliant game.  I loved how he teamed up with It, who actually stole his flowers and took credit for buying them on I Love NY 2.  Let bygones, be bygones, haha.  The one thing that disappoints me about the show is that it's predominantly a mental game, which is ultimately decided by a predominantly physical final challenge.  In turn, the person who dominated the entire game did not win in the end.

HELL'S KITCHEN
Not much to say about this really.  I predict Paula for the win.  Kudos to Danny though, whose girlfriend is way hotter than I would have ever expected her to be.  Trust me, I can really appreciate reality TV stars that date over their heads.  Gotta love "The Velvet Hammer."  Haha.

TOUGH LOVE
Was there ultimately any point to this show?  Not a single relationship ultimately came out of it.  Considering that was the entire point of the show, that doesn't make Steve a very good matchmaker, now does it?

NEW YORK GOES TO WORK
I've seen this show before...it's called The Simple Life.  Do they think we are so dumb that we have forgotten that already?  It even has that very same scripted, half-reality quality that was so prevalent on The Simple Life.  Having been through America's voting ringer, the one thing that I can guarantee is that the viewers will always pick the worst option of the three for her.  You'd think I'd be sympathetic to that, but actually I just take solace in knowing that other people have to go through it like I did.

THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER
Ultimate irony this week on The Ultimate Fighter.  A fighter was offered a $100 bonus from his teammate if he knocked out his opponent's tooth during their fight.  Guess what?  His opponent knocked out his teeth instead.  Whoops.  Serves him right.

REALITY BITES
*The best sound bytes from this week in reality television*

"I grew out my big toe for 6 months...and then someone came along with vicious, malicious intent and they cut those toenails.  And that is why I had to do what was right and call him into the Duel." -Real World/Road Rules Challenge's Isaac on why he called Landon into the Duel

"Apparently, his testicles are bleeding.  I'm sorry, there's no way to sugar coat that one...his testicles are bleeding." Make Me a Supermodel's Sandhurst commenting on a manscaping incident on set

"I'm not afraid to put on my assertive panties to get things done." Andrea on Hell's Kitchen

"Yes, I do regret it...cause she doesn't have a mustache."  The Celebrity Apprentice's Joan Rivers on whether or not she regrets calling a fellow contestant Hitler

"I feel like a crack head in the Crack Olympics or somethin'." and "I'm not gonna run across that things even if I had wings." - An incoherent IT sharing his thoughts on the competition on I Love Money 2

"I don't speak gibberish...I speak Canadian English." - Evan on Real World/Road Rules Challenge

"Go ahead and cry...it's male domination, get it.  This world is run by bitches."  The Fashion Show's Merlin while trying to be a good team leader

"I don't want my son to be, well you know...gay...so I walk around the house naked all the time."  - Make Me a Supermodel's Amanda sharing some disturbing parenting tips

"Light competition, red dishes I've played before.  Oil comes again to please the mouth.  Good doll basket drum." (....) "We black, not Chinese." - The Amazing Race's Jen & Kisha trying to speak Chinese

"Okay, so we won't have the World's #1 Comedian...London's too...do any comedy.  I'll just walk across like Helen Keller would have." -The Celebrity Apprentice's Joan Rivers trying to sell project manager, Clint Black, on why she should be allowed to say "cluck, cluck, cluck, cluck...SPLASH!" during their presentation.

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Title: Re: Post Season Updates (please read the initial post for rules for this thread)
Post by: RealityFreakWill on May 12, 2009, 01:43:42 PM
Steven posted another picture from Iraq....he leaves Iraq on the 22nd...

In his own words...

My Favorite Drink in Iraq, Rip It.. It is my sugar free Red Bull replacement, and does not work near as well...
(http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc289/CuteboiWill/n1437018948_366676_3728714.jpg)

posted on his facebook profile

Title: Re: Post Season Updates (please read the initial post for rules for this thread)
Post by: RealityFreakWill on May 16, 2009, 02:46:44 PM
More pictures of Steven in Iraq.....the captions below are his own words:
posted on his facebook

Look at those  Guns!
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Iraqi Castle
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My ***y Iraqi helicopter calendar pose
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My serious iraqi helicopter calendar pose
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Title: Re: Post Season Updates (please read the initial post for rules for this thread)
Post by: RealityFreakWill on May 19, 2009, 01:22:00 PM
More pics of Steven...

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Feeding Smoke, the marine base pet donkey

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Title: Re: Post Season Updates (please read the initial post for rules for this thread)
Post by: RealityFreakWill on May 30, 2009, 11:10:29 PM
Eric Stein's Reality TV Wrap - America's Playa Talks Spring '09 Finales From Survivor To The Biggest Loser

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Man, sometimes I just love my life.  It's all too easy to embrace my inner, jaded New Yorker and resort to a life of complete bitterness.  Yet sometimes even I have to sit back and appreciate the good fortune that shines down upon me.  And these past few weeks have been glorious.  And why do you find me grinning like a school girl, skipping through the meadows, and pooping rainbows of joy?  No, it's not because I was naked in the ocean this past weekend.  I mean, I was...but, I digress.  It's actually the same reason as all of you...reality TV finales!  We've had everything under the sun, including Hitler in the boardroom, mud-covered weaves flying down the runway, dragon slayers, women who look like dragons (cough cough, Lacey from Hell's Kitchen), and about five too many rounds of Jager bombs at 4:30 AM at the finale parties.  It's been epic. By the way, to pat myself on the back (why do people say "not to pat myself on the back"?  I mean, clearly, if you are touting your own successes…you are doing it to indeed pat yourself on the back)...I predicted Joan Rivers, Victor & Tammy, Teyona, and JT to win their respective shows in my last column.  Please send me gold stars and freshly baked cookies.  Let's get down to business.

AMERICAN IDOL
While the final vote itself was not, I would say that if you look at the season at large from start to finish...this is the single biggest upset in reality TV history.  Kris had absolutely no time during the audition and semifinal rounds.  At the top of the final 36 or even the top 13, this result was almost unfathomable.  The thing is, I like Kris.  I almost like him a lot.  For me personally, he was my 4th favorite Idol this season (after Adam, Scott, and Megan) in terms of whom I'd root on for the win.  I think he is rock solid, humble, sincere, and likable.  He impressed with his arrangements and his music is certainly viable in today's market.  The problem is...Adam is an ELITE talent.  He's a once a decade talent.  He is at the level of Freddie Mercury/Steven Tyler/Mick Jagger/David Bowie etc.  Look no further than their rendition of "We Are The Champions" on finale night....Kris sounded good...Adam outright slayed it.  Kris played a college campus style jam with Keith Urban, while Adam fronted an arena rock show with KISS.  I will spare you all of my grandstanding, but let's just say I spent most of that night ranting and raving about the frightening state of America after this vote.  I'm tempted to call Adam to offer him my sympathies, as someone who went through America's voting ringer.

I run an Idol pool every year amongst friends, family, and reality stars/journalists/executives.  Our initial overall average predictions had Kris coming in tenth place.  Yes, going home in week 4. Also, I've been running this pool for a solid 4 seasons now and for the first time ever, out of every participant...not a single one of us correctly predicted the winner of the show.  Between us, we selected EIGHT potential winners (Adam, Danny, Lil, Scott, Sarver, Alexis, Anoop, Allison)....and not a single vote was cast for Kris to win.  Wow.

Again though, Adam's greatness should not diminish Kris.  This is beyond apples and oranges.  If both men are at the top of their genres, it becomes for of an issue of personal preference than anything.  I mean, how could you compare Kanye West vs. Paul Simon?  Or Norah Jones vs. Fred Durtz?  When artists are polar opposites, but both excel at what they do, what do you do with that?  I'd say that this is the first time that this concept has truly applied to the finale. However, we all know that when we look back this will be another Ruben/Clay or Daughtry/Taylor situation, as Adam is going to go on to have a major, major career.  I actually hope Kris does too.

THE AMAZING RACE

I had the pleasure of spending the night before the finale with the cast of the Race.  As a whole, they were an extremely likable group of individuals.  Not only were they very friendly, but also many of them were extremely well spoken and far more put together than the average reality TV participant.  They also all were ridiculously attractive and ridiculously tall, haha.  This was a top-notch group of people.  My biggest objection to the finale is that the final leg needs to be the longest leg of the race, not the shortest leg.  After weeks of racing, it should not simply come down to whose cab driver is the fastest.  In fact, I think cabs should not even be a form of transportation on the final leg.  They should live and die by their own navigation skills.  I know that the producers set it up this way by design to try to fabricate a close ending, but honestly I'd far rather see them fight it out fairly over the course of several events even if the end result is that one team wins by a landslide. I really felt for Luke.  As an avid reality TV lover, this was undoubtedly a dream come true for him and he's going to live with the burden of his puzzle-solving failures for a long time to come.  I sincerely hope he doesn't let that overshadow the wildly impressive nature of the rest of his experience on the show.

AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL

Who cares?  Will anyone ever see Teyona again aside from the Cover Girl commercials that only air during next year's show?  I'm excited for next season, as all of the models are going to be 5'7" and shorter!  Finally some Top Model contestants that I can actually hit on without being totally emasculated, hahaha.

THE BIGGEST LOSER

Wow!  Major, major, major upsets here!  If anybody put money down on a quiniela, perfecta, or exacta on Jerry to win the at home prize and Helen to win the show, just won themselves some very serious money.  I guess it's probably not PC to refer to horse gambling when referring to these contestants, but oh well.  I was AMAZED by what Jerry did.  Not only was he the oldest contestant, but also he was only on the ranch very briefly, meaning he lost 177 almost entirely on his own.  The man nearly died on the first days of workouts!  I was delighted for him.   And Helen! Holy cabooses!  Tara was the percentage leader prior to heading home and was a challenge dominator all season long.  Michael was the all-time weight loss leader on the ranch.  Yet Helen scored the highest percentage of weight loss at home and pulled off a major shocker.  The fact that they all lost over 52.72% of their weight is remarkable.  An interesting note is that Ron (who didn't even make the final ultimately) actually lost the most weight (by almost 10 pounds) during the period of time that the four potential finalists were sent home prior to the finale.  Aubrey actually gained 3 pounds in her time at home - what a waste.  I'd like to go on next season to show people like her up.  I figure I'm roughly 165 pounds.  In order to win, I would have to lose 54.5%.  So I need to get down to 89.925 lbs for the win.  Think I can manage that without being hospitalized?  I'd be sure to have some impressive abs, as you'd actually be able to make out my internal organs!

SURVIVOR

For the first time in 18 seasons of Survivor, the winner not only never had a vote cast against him all season, but also won a unanimous final vote.  Then again, Stephen only had one throwaway vote cast against him all season as well.  That immediately elicits two responses.  First...they played an amazing game.  Second...how in the heck did the other players let this happen?  JT ad Stephen DOMINATED this game.  Look no further than the dynamic at the final five.  All three of Coach, Taj, and Erinn were not only planning on, but relying on going to the final 3 with them.  This was a royal butt-whoopin' extraordinaire.  It is my understanding that after going home and watching the season, several of the jury members would have changed their votes in Stephen's favor.  Yet, that really makes zero difference (other than to cause the runner-up greater aggravation), as it's only the perception at the time that matters.  Stephen made one very compelling argument in the final tribal council.  He stated that he cast a vote to evict every single one of the jury members (once again, it's tough to separate the two, as JT voted to evict all but one of them as well).  That is VERY impressive.  That means he was on the right side of every vote from the halfway point on.  The blood was on his hands.  I strongly believe that argument should have carried a little more weight.

I had the pleasure of spending most of the finale weekend with cast members past and present. I'm not a narc, so I'm not going to spill anything too juicy...sorry, I'm just not that guy.  Here’s a brief overview though.  One of the most fascinating elements was being able to watch the finale with several past players.  Hearing their game play assessments, along with their rooting interests made the entire experience far more riveting.  Aside from that, we had a ridiculously good time on both Saturday and Sunday night.  The thing about reality TV stars is that we are all a bunch of crazies.  You have to figure, thousands of people apply...so good/bad or in between, there's a reason that these people get selected to appear on the shows.  Love them or hate them, they are interesting, multi-dimensional people who love to have a good time.  In addition to a regular who's who of Survivors, we were joined by All Stars from Big Brother and Amazing Race, winners from Beauty and the Geek and Momma's Boys, I Love New Yorkers, and many more.  You know you've had a good weekend when 5 AM is your early night.

THE CELEBRITY APPRENTICE

I believe that a common theme amongst many of this week's finales was that we really couldn't go wrong.  This is the first reality TV season in ages that show after show found us with the two most deserving players battling it out in the end.  Sure, you may have been on Team Joan or Team Annie, but you can't argue that the season's most compelling, entertaining, and deserving characters battled it out in the end.  One interesting note is that at the end of the day, although Joan won, Annie actually ended up making far more money for her charity.  The honest truth is there were no losers here, as massive amounts of money poured into some great charities.  As he was luring people onto their bus to buy Cirque de Soleil tickets Tom Green had the quote of the finale season.  "Excuse me, young man...hop in the bus, we've got some candy for you."  Gotta love lecherous behavior.

So where do we go from here?  Do we run the risk of crashing into a major depression now that all of these seasons are through?  Never!  That is the beauty of reality TV - it never ends!  We still have The Duel 2, Make Me a Supermodel, The Ultimate Fighter ongoing; So You Think You Can Dance, Hitched or Ditched, Here Come the Newlyweds, and The Bachelorette have all begun already; and I'm A Celebrity Get Me Outta Here, America's Got Talent, Big Brother, Top Chef Masters, Next Food Network Star, and plenty of others on the horizon.  It's an unlimited supply and I wouldn't have it any other way.

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Title: Re: Post Season Updates (please read the initial post for rules for this thread)
Post by: RealityFreakWill on May 31, 2009, 12:16:09 AM
Steven is safely back home in Dallas after a month long stint in Iraq. He left Iraq and went to Baghdad and stopped over in London before heading back home to good ole' USA! He celebrated his 36th birthday in London last weekend (his bday was Sunday the 24th) and here's a few pictures from London! BTW, Happy birthday, Steven!

Steven and his best friend, Rick who flew out to London to celebrate his birthday
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Steven and his special friend, Filippe that he met while in London
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Steven standing by the car that he drove around and said it was scary....keep in mind, you drive opposite side in england
(http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc289/CuteboiWill/n1437018948_393655_4533567.jpg)

The next three pictures are taken at the park in London on Steven's birthday!
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(http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc289/CuteboiWill/n1437018948_393661_6812907.jpg)
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credit to Steven via facebook

Title: Re: Post Season Updates (please read the initial post for rules for this thread)
Post by: Queenycastle on May 31, 2009, 03:54:06 PM
ED posted a new blog last night on his myspace page saying that there will be no House Calls this year, due to lack of sponsorship.  The blog is pretty long so I didn't paste it in here, but if you want I can. 
He added that he will be doing his Real Player show, supposedly focused more on BB this year.  :duno:
Title: Re: Post Season Updates (please read the initial post for rules for this thread)
Post by: tory on May 31, 2009, 04:20:27 PM
omg we need a daily pod cast!!!! any one???? i loved hc's and ed's ok but i don't love him...and i did not like to watch his croch shots all the time..
Title: Re: Post Season Updates (please read the initial post for rules for this thread)
Post by: RealityFreakWill on June 08, 2009, 02:19:51 PM
Keesha has a new boyfriend and posted a picture on her facebook....

(http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc289/CuteboiWill/4638_1082390815767_1106238846_30201.jpg)
Title: Re: Post Season Updates (please read the initial post for rules for this thread)
Post by: michael on June 08, 2009, 09:21:39 PM
Are you sure that's not her dad?