Accessing the Cast of Celebrity Big Brother

If you’re a die hard Big Brother fan like me, you’ve been patiently waiting for the reveal of the first cast of Celebrity Big Brother. I didn’t have high expectations. I figured the level of celebrity would be akin to the level of “star” on Dancing with the Stars. Oh was I wrong. Can we change the name of this show to “People You May have Heard of Once Big Brother.” Here’s who we are dealing with:

  • Omarosa Manigault – Formally of The Apprentice and the White House. I’ve never really seen her in action but I’m guessing she’ll be annoying.
  • Mark McGrath – Lead singer of Sugar Ray. Saw this guy in concert a few years back. He’s a lot stranger than you would think.
  • Shannon Elizabeth – She was in American Pie and I’m sure some other stuff. This apparently makes her a celebrity.
  • Metta World Peace – I guess this guy used to be in the NBA. Beats me.
  • Brandi Glanville – She’s a Real Housewife so I’m sure she’ll bring the drama.
  • James Marslow – He was on a Nickoleodon show I’ve never heard of.
  • Keshia Knight Pulliam – She was Rudy on The Cosby Show. They had to dig back far in the TV history books for  this one.
  • Marissa Jaret Winokur – She was on Hairspray on Broadway. I only know who she is because she was on Dancing with the Stars. Last time I checked, being a “star” on a reality show doesn’t qualify you as a “celebrity” for another.
  • Ariadna Gutierrez – She’s the one Steve Harvey accidentally announced as Miss Universe. This might literally be the loosest use of the word celebrity.
  • Chuck Liddell – Apparently a former mixed martial artist. Does that really make you a celebrity?
  • Ross Matthews – He used to be an intern on The Tonight Show and now is a judge on RuPaul’s Drag Race. If he is who I think he is, he’s funny. So I could be on board with this.

So there you have it folks, the best 11 celebrities CBS could round up.

The many lists floating the internet of the rumored stars were so much better than the actual cast (Lance Bass anyone). I thought I would have heard of more than 2 of these people (okay large under exaggeration). I thought what would make Celebrity Big Brotherinteresting would be going in with people I already hate and people I already love. Well not the case. I don’t care about any of these people. And where is a contestant from The Challenge? Victor and Natalie are oddly on The Challenge: Vendettas so I was anticipating a crossover. Now their appearance on The Challenge makes even less sense.


Want to Watch a Show about Badass Women? Godless Should be your Next Binge.

Netflix’s Godless is the story of Frank Griffin (not a badass woman), a gun slinging gang leader in 1884 Colorado. An ex-member of his gang leads him to the town of La Belle, made up of mostly women after a mining accident.

If you like gun fights, westerns, and pretty much anything of the like, this show is for you. There is even some romances (and some good ships, as I require). Most importantly though are the women of La Belle. If you need more convincing, read on to learn more about them, if not, turn on Netflix and learn it all for yourself.

Mary Agnes is the sheriff’s sister and a widow like all her follow townspeople. Though she has turned her back on the conventional life of a woman, first by wearing pants and toting a gun.

Alice Fletcher, the most BA of them all, runs her own ranch and when someone comes on her land, she walks out her front door pointing a shot gun.

Tess is a former whore turned school teacher who doesn’t care what the other women think of her.

Martha, though rarely seen, shoots a man in the leg upon mention of her husband.

Louise falls for a white boy, much to her father’s chagrin, and even though she knows there will be consequences spends time with him.

Not all the badass moments involve guns. These women run their town, making deals concerning the mine and horses.

With just seven episodes, there is no excuse not to watch this one next.

Rehash: Fuller House Season 3 Part 2

Once again, it didn’t disappoint. Before I get to anything that happened in these nine episodes I have to say: VICKY!!!!!! I’ve been waiting for her for awhile. I may have fist pumped when I saw her in the living room. This better not be the end. She was there for such a short time. I hope this wasn’t just a cameo for our sake. Danny is moving back to SF after all so I am crossing my fingers real tight they get back together. If he wants to propose to her again using fireworks, I’d be okay with that. But he’s not actually going to move back into the house, right? I don’t think anyone wants that. Sorry, Bob Saget.

Vicky was the last cameo I really needed but I didn’t mind the Rippers being back or the return of the Smash Club. With Joey, Becky and Jesse also moving back, I’m guessing we’ll be seeing more of them and the Smash Club. Though I am torn on this. I like that we get just an episode or two of the original gang each season. It makes it special and ensures they don’t take away from our main characters, so it will be interesting to see how much of them we see now.

As time has gone on, I’ve liked Fernado more than I did after the first season, but he seemed to be around less this season and I liked it. One character I need more of though is Jimmy. He is adorable. Him and Steph are adorable. More please. Now that they are officially having a baby together, he better be in the Tanner-Fuller house more.

Oh and then you have Steve. Him and DJ were finally going to get together and she made him take that job in LA. Are you serious, Fuller House? You’re killing 10-year-old me and 31-year-old me at the same time. We’ve already waited three seasons for them to be together, why make us wait longer? It is just mean.

Farewell, Night Shift

So I’m a little behind on this one but apparently Night Shift got cancelled. Was it a poor man’s Grey’s Anatomy? Yes. Was I over how much military stuff there was and WAY over all of T.C.’s time in Syria? Double yes. Will I still miss it? Yes.

One of the reasons this show may have lost viewers was because it could never really find its way. In five seasons, way too many characters came and went, it was hard to decide who was important. Remember Krista and Ragosa and Landry who all seemed so important at the time but were out by the end of season 2? If you are like me you barely remember they existed (I had to look up their names). I’m a big believer that you gotta love the characters to make the show work. Good, annoying, evil, whatever they are, they gotta be good characters. Who can really get into a show with a revolving door of characters?

Though thankfully, for me and the show, Drew was never a character that got the boot. If you have read my blog before you might know of my deep love of Drew and Rick. They have made it to the Final Four in the Couples Bracket the last two years and even with the show’s cancellation I see them going far in 2018. They are definitely going to be the thing I miss the most. Let’s just all take a moment to watch this again (or if you are me for the 50th time). I feel a little ripped off, really. After they got married, they got pretty boring. I really would have liked more Rick. They could have done more with them as a couple.

Now on to what most people will miss the most: T.C. and Jordan. No conclusion on these two? Just nothing? Cruel. T.C. was planning on staying in San Antonio and helping with the military medical training program, so I guess in our minds we can just pretend they lived happily ever after.

Kudos and Criticism: October 2017


  • I was never for Teddy and Owen being together on Grey’s Anatomy but that was when Cristina was around. Now that she is long gone, I’m 100% on board with this. Teddy reemerging after several seasons made me see how they could be great together. Please, Shonda, do it. Amelia is out of the picture (thank goodness), so what’s the problem?
  • The current cast of the Are You the One? may not be doing a great job at the match up ceremonies but they do deserve credit for being the first cast to purposely let a strong couple win a challenge so they could vote them into the truth booth.
  • I’ve always loved when Crazy Ex-girlfriend has brought back songs from the past and they did it again in great fashion with Rebecca’s  “After Everything You Made Me Do (That You Didn’t Ask For).”
  • Outlander, oh where to begin. Jamie and Claire’s reunion was everything any fan could have wanted. It was slow, it was damn sexy and it showed us again why they are one of the best couples on TV. Moments I’m still thinking about weeks later: Jamie asked Claire’s permission to kiss her (swoon.) Oh and then’s there’s this: “I’ve burned for you so long, do you not know that?” And obviously this:  “Do it now. And don’t be gentle.” Okay, now I just want to watch it all again.


  • I forgot to say it last month and it is still bugging me. Grey’s Amelia has a brain tumor and that’s why she’s been acting so weird. Fine, except for one thing: Been there, done that. Remember? Izzie had a brain tumor and she was hallucinating Denny? Did Shonda really think we had all forgotten about ghost sex?

Kudos and Criticism: September 2017


  • Nothing was better during the excellent season premiere of Grey’s Anatomy than the return of Teddy.  She is Owen’s best friend, of course she would be there when Megan came home. So few times does a character come back when they should (weddings, funerals, etc.) so it was nice to see it happen for once. Oh and Owen kissed her and I am 100% behind it for the first time. I mean, let’s face it, Amelia is the worst, and now that Cristina is gone, I would be fully on board with Teddy and Owen.
  • Kevin and Kate on This is Us continue to be the best siblings on TV. That conversation they had in the premiere? Gold. They had an entire conversation in about 6 words. It was awesome.
  • There is going to be a Pretty Little Liars spin off! We know next to nothing about it, but I. Marlene King is involved which means I’ll be tuning in.


  • We are only two episodes into the new season of Are You the One? and there has only been one match up ceremony. Instead of ending the episode with this ceremony as they always have, it looks like we may be ending all the episodes with the truth booth. Not cool. This is so much less exciting. Please go back to the ways of old. This includes bringing back Ryan Devlin as host. I don’t know why he left but he is already missed. His severe judgement of the contestants was one of the things that made this show worth watching.
  • Project Runway decided to change the format a bit this year. For some reason, they decided they should use some of their hour and a half run time to show behind the scene looks of the judges setting up, Heidi being called to stage, and the models being herded to the runway. This adds nothing to the show. And in adding this content, they have taken away the safe designers going backstage and discussing who they think is in the top and bottom. Go back, Project Runway. Go back.

Refresh: Grey’s Anatomy

  • Owen’s sister is still alive. When Meredith told Riggs, she told him, if it were Derek, she’d already be gone (and I died a little inside).
  • The hospital blew up. You know, no big deal.
  • There seems to be some chemistry between Maggie and Jackson. They could be great. They could suck. Jury is still out on this one.
  • Edwards was in the middle of the fire, because you know, she was trying to protect that kid from that crazy rapist. It had been rumored the actress that plays her was leaving so I assumed she’d just be the next Grey‘s casualty. But to my surprise, she survived the fire, only to quit, deciding she needs to finally live her life. I wish I could say you’ll be missed.
  • Minnick is gone. Not even sure this bullet is necessary. We have all already forgotten about her and she may never even be mentioned again.
  • DeLuca dropped the charges against Alex and Alex is back at work.

Refresh: This is Us

  • We still don’t know how Jack dies exactly or when. We just know Kate blames herself.
  • Randall’s biological father, William, passed away and Randall quit his job.
  • Kevin is still with Sophie (his childhood sweetheart and ex-wife) and they are the cutest.
  • Kate and Toby are engaged (after he had a heart attack at Christmas).
  • We’re still not quite sure how Rebecca ended up married to Miguel or why Kevin has a much bigger problem with their stepdad than the other two.
  • Basically, so much happened in the first season, if you can’t remember the majority of it, I won’t be much help here. I trust it will come back to you.

I’m sure we’ll get more answers this season but I’m guessing they’ll make us sweat it out bit more. You have one day to get your Kleenex ready…

Rehash: Fuller House Season 3 Part 1

I love this show. I do. I rewatched season 2 recently and I couldn’t have been more excited for these next nine episodes. There’s just something so easy about it and funny. They may be easy jokes but I find myself laughing out loud all the time, which is hard to find in TV. Don’t change, Fuller House.

What a cliffhanger though, right? For more than 20 years (and that’s dedication, that means I was in elementary school when I first loved these two together. Hell, they may even be my first real ship), I’ve been rooting for DJ and Steve and seeing that look on his face as the season ended after she admitted she was going to choose him (even though she thought was she was talking to Kimmy), eek. Part 2 can’t come soon enough. Can’t these two kids work it out already? Matt is fine and all but I’m with Kimmy on this one. Team Steve all the way.

Then you’ve got Stephanie, who has always been my favorite Tanner sister (quite possibly because I myself am the middle of three children). Her and Jimmy continue to be adorable (and he continues to be beautiful. He his new haircut is top notch). I love that they are going to try to have a baby together.

Max Fuller is still the cutest kid on TV so nothing has changed there. I’m also enjoying watching Jackson as he comes more and more into his personality.

Danny is getting divorced. Raise your hand if you are sad about this. No one? That’s what I thought. Seriously I still don’t even understand who his wife is. Good riddance. Where is Vicky already? She is pretty much the one cameo I am still waiting for. Though Grandpa Nick! Woo who even knew it would be so great to see that guy again?

Another thing I had never thought I wanted to see: The Gibler house, but now that I’ve seen it, not disappointed. Of course there would be farting chairs and Velcro wall time-outs. Now can we meet the rest of the Giblers? Where is Garth? Remember that guy?


Rehash: Big Brother 19 Finale

My chin is still on the floor after that one. If you’ve ever read what I’ve had to say about Big Brother, you know that I enjoy a strategic game (what some would call dirty). I think the best games are the ones that involve all aspects of the game: a little backstabbing, winning comps, making the right alliances and manipulating when you have to. Needless to say, I respected the hell out of Paul’s game. Everything he said in his final speech was true. He had a hand in every jurors eviction. Not just a hand, but was the mastermind. He got people to throw HOH competitions, for god’s sake. He was never on the block. He won more competitions than anyone. One of these stats is reason enough to win, but all of them together! In my eyes he is in the same class as Dr. Will, Derrick and Dan. Great strategic players.

Unfortunately for Paul, he found himself with a jury who voted based on emotion rather than actual game play. Elena made the good point that a bitter jury is part of the game, but that doesn’t change the fact that there is nothing I hate more than a bitter jury. Paul is the reason all nine of them were sitting there tonight and they were just all too mad to admit that they got played. Alex as worst of all. I hope she looks back at this episode and realizes how stupid she looked making faces when Paul talked. She might possibly be the most bitter juror yet (“I’m voting for the person who stabbed me in the front not the back.” I’m not sure she has watched this show before.). So congrats on that I guess.

At least Dr. Will hasn’t changed. He clearly thought Paul should win. The best part of the episode was him putting those jurors in their place. “Are you all just sore losers?” he asked them point blank. It was fantastic. The answer: yes, yes they are. Oh and Will still looks good. Silver fox.

As the episode played out, it was clear Josh would win. He isn’t the most unworthy person to win this game (that’s actually Adam from the winter season we all try to forget existed), he did at least do a few things and win a few comps (unlike Christmas who the only comps she won were thrown to her). So I really wasn’t too surprised when that final vote went to Josh. What did shock me though was Cody winning America’s Favorite Player. I won’t complain, I didn’t vote. But I just can’t believe people voted for him. Like were they ironic votes? If so, I guess I can get behind it a little.