BANTER BLENDER #109: Emmys Noms, Caitlyn Jenner’s Speech, LA Complex, and Fiasco

New episode is up! Finally!!

Angie Thomas and I chat about Emmy nominations, Caitlyn Jenner’s ESPY speech, transgender stuff, and the overlooked series, “LA Complex.”

There’s also chatter about the games Fiasco and Viticulture as well as the cinematic experience known as The DUFF.

Come listen!

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BIG BROTHER PHOTOCAP: Love Wins… and So Does Trashy TV

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Do you smell that? It’s the faint aroma of self-tanner, rancid meat, and self-pity. It can only mean one thing: Big Brother is back!!! Yes, America’s favorite summertime tradition has returned, and I could not be happier. For too long has my life been without vapid, beautiful people, but that all changed this week when CBS unleashed about 35 new faces on us. There was Clay, the gorgeous Texas native who has happily ascended to the dreamboat throne vacated by Cody last season. And then there was… Clay. And Clay. And more Clay.

Okay, fine. There are other cast members too. Audrey is Big Brother’s first transgendered houseguest, which is pretty cool. And John is Big Brother’s 453rd self-appointed rock ‘n’ roll houseguest, which is less cool. We also have resident nerd Steve (currently at the top of my faves), resident muscle nerd Austin (also at the top of my faves), and resident cookie enthusiast Jace (nowhere near my faves).

There are more — many more — but I’m not going to get into it. Most of these people seem promising, which is of course how all seasons begin: promise, followed by some early spats, which lead to a few predictable weeks of evictions, culminating with a mid-season explosion or two, and then finally settling into a quiet final stretch. Here’s to hoping things are more thrilling than last year’s dull parade to the finish line.

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BANTER BLENDER #108: Louis Virtel Talks About Snapping on Jeopardy and Going Viral

Comic and journalist Louis Virtel (Hitfix.com) joins Ben Mandelker (bsideblog.com, Watch What Crappens podcast) to tell us everything about his recent appearance on “Jeopardy,” which subsequently went viral. From the application process to life atop Reddit, Louis shares the whole experience.

After that, it’s just an avalanche of banter, most of it pertaining to Madonna, Whitney Houston, Garbage, Annie Lennox, and many more. It’s a fun episode, and perhaps the longest one yet. Enjoy!

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RHOBH PHOTOCAP: A Dog-Eat-Dog Reunion

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Tonight’s third and final installment of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills reunion was so nasty, so sad, and so delusional that I knew I could only do one thing: photocap it.

After the jump, a full photocap of the whole mess…

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WATCH WHAT CRAPPENS #165: See You At The Halter

Grab your finest boob-decorated wine glass: it’s time to celebrate the holy matrimony of Scheana Marie and her halter top. Yes, we are going down the aisle with Azusa’s most blushiest blushing bride on a very special episode of “Watch What Crappens.” With tears in our eyes and Lisa Vanderpump Sangria in our hands, we relive all the special moments of this not-tacky-at-all wedding. Oh, and don’t worry: we also have plenty to say about Kim’s sobriety on “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.” Come listen!

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WATCH WHAT CRAPPENS #163: Drama on the Menu at Sur

This week Ronnie Karam (trashtalktv.com) and Ben Mandelker (The Banter Blender) go to town on the crazy drama of “Vanderpump Rules.” From the Miami stalker to Lisa’s scolding, it’s nearly a full hour of ridicule. Then it’s on to Beverly Hills and Atlanta for more mockery. Along the way, there’s talk of Top Chef, Best New Restaurant, and even some random Food Network talk. Come in and listen to this long and rowdy episode!

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WATCH WHAT CRAPPENS #161: The Library Is Open, and Claudia Is Reading

Ronnie Karam (Trashtalktv.com) and Ben Mandelker (“The Banter Blender”) are joined by Angie Thomas (“All The Way” podcast) to discuss the EPIC reads Claudia Jordan gave Nene Leakes on “The Real Housewives of Atlanta.” Then it’s off to Miami to bathe ourselves in the glory of “Vanderpump Rules,” and finally, we say goodbye to the kiddies on “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.” Come listen!

PLUS — if you support us on Patreon, you can hear a bonus episode by following the link here: http://www.patreon.com/creation?hid=1508318&rf=248055

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WATCH WHAT CRAPPENS #156: Kyle’s Yacht, Nene’s Beef, and Jax’s Lies

This week on “Watch What Crappens,” Ben Mandelker (bsideblog.com) and Ronnie Karam (trashtalktv.com) tackle the pressing issues: why is Kyle Richards’ yacht so small? Is Cynthia Bailey a social climber? How dumb is Jax? And when will people realize that America is the best country EVAR?

Come listen to hear the answers!

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WATCH WHAT CRAPPENS #155: A Dish Nation Situation

This week on “Watch What Crappens,” Ben Mandelker (bsideblog.com) and Ronnie Karam (trashtalktv.com) get down and dirty with the latest feuds on “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” and “Atlanta.” We have much to say about Eileen Davidson, Dish Nation, and Brandi Glanville (you don’t even want to know about the gay porn tangent wen went on because of Lisa Rinna).

Of course, we also tackle “Vanderpump Rules,” “Euros of Hollywood,” and Bravo’s new foray into scripted fare, “Girlfriend’s Guide To Divorce.” Oh, and there’s random “Serial” references throughout.

Come listen!

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WATCH WHAT CRAPPENS #152: It’s Jail Time for the Apollo

It’s Bravo overload this week on Watch What Crappens. Ben Mandelker (bsideblog.com) and Ronnie Karam (trashtalktv.com) embrace the return of “Real Housewives of Atlanta” while happily putting “New Jersey” out to pasture. In the middle of it all are “Vanderpump Rules” and “Euros of Hollywood.” Oh, and a little “Top Chef.”

Come listen!

You can donate to us at http://patreon.com/watchwhatcrappens

And remember to like us on Facebook: http://facebook.com/watchwhatcrappens

And here’s some other stuff:

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Ronnie on the Web: http://www.trashtalktv.com
Ronnie on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/trashtalkteevee
Ronnie on Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/trashtalktv

Ben on the Web: http://www.bsideblog.com
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