BIG BROTHER PHOTOCAP: Tears of a Bro

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You guys, Big Brother 16 is so good. It’s only been a week and change, but we already have an evil alliance (The Bomb Squad) with a douchey leader (Devin) and perhaps mentally unstable sidekick (Caleb). Or is it the other way around? Either way, all seasons with great villains usually lead to wonderful drama, and what’s even better for us is that we have an unlikely trio of heroes in our midst too. That would be Christine, Nicole, and Hayden — three goofballs who joined forces with so much nervous laughter that I couldn’t help chuckling along on my couch. These are my people.

Heroes? Villains? What more can we ask for? I guess some drama. But guess what? We have that too!

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BANTER BLENDER #94: Catching up with Big Brother 15 Winner Andy Herren

It’s “Big Brother” season, and what better way to kick off the latest edition than by interviewing last year’s winner? Join Ben Mandelker (bsideblog.com) as he welcomes Andy Herren (twitter.com/andyherren) to The Banter Blender to discuss all things BB: life in the house, life outside the house, relationships with other cast members, thoughts on the new ones.

It’s a Big Brother lovefest! Come listen!

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WATCH WHAT CRAPPENS #133: Geo-Caching and Rumor Mills

It’s a party on this week’s “Watch What Crappens.” Ben Mandelker (bsideblog.com) and Ronnie Karam (trashtalktv.com) are joined casually by some friends who basically wanted to crash the podcast. That’s all good though because it’s always a party on the show. This week we take on all the Housewives, Kandi’s Wedding, the Ladies of London, and even a little smack of Married To Medicine.

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Big Brother 16 Cast Preview!

Well, it’s that time of year again. The air is warm, the birds are chirping, and the days are getting longer (although, technically they’re getting shorter now, which is the exact opposite of what I said, but what’s life without contradictions?). What I’m trying to say is that it’s Big Brother season, and I derive no greater joy than doing my annual cast preview.

For those of you who are new to the process, this is a time when I scrutinize the new cast bios and draw superficial conclusions, often based on very little and at times my own projected insecurities. I use nothing but the photos and the written info (I don’t have time to watch all the videos) and attempt to paint a vivid story about each person. It’s a hit or miss process, and while I’ve definitely missed the mark egregiously, I’ve also nailed it a few times too. I’m still patting myself on the back for stating last year about Aaryn, “I have a simple rule: never trust anyone whose name is an anagram for ARYAN (or Hitler, for that matter).” BOOM.

After the jump, check out my flash impressions (and then feel free to come back at the end of the season and laugh at me):

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WATCH WHAT CRAPPENS #132: You Got the Wrong One Now, B**h!

Ben Mandelker (bsideblog) and Ronnie Karam (TrashTalkTV) are back to talk crap about Real Housewives of Orange County, Real Housewives of New York, Kandi’s Wedding, and Ladies of London. Come on in, just please don’t show us any panties.

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WATCH WHAT CRAPPENS #131: Tamra Balks and LuAnn Barks

So much glorious junk on Bravo this week. Ben Mandelker (bsideblog.com) and Ronnie Karam (trashtalktv.com) take on everything: first, it’s overspending on “Married to Medicine.” Then Mama Joyce goes goes even further off the deep end on “Real Housewives of Atlanta: Kandi’s Wedding.”

On “Real Housewives of Orange County,” Tamra bites the cold, condescending hand that feeds her, and on “Ladies of London,” Americans don fake accents and pretend not to be social climbers.

Finally, on “Real Housewives of New York,” LuAnn takes on Aviva while Ramona plays detective and attempts to get to the bottom of a menage-a-trois scandal. Chic, c’est la vie!

Along the way, there’s plenty of gossip including a juicy item about Jay-Z and the most random Bravo-lebrity you can imagine. Come listen!

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WATCH WHAT CRAPPENS #130: Gross Embarrassing Americans of London

Ben Mandelker (bsideblog) and Ronnie Karam (TrashTalkTV) talk the new Ladies of London. It’s a damn wonderful mess. Also on tap, Kandi’s Wedding, RHOC, RHONY, and Married to Medicine. Come on in!

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BANTER BLENDER #91: Talking Survivor, Amazing Race with Michelle Collins

What better way to kick off your Memorial Day Weekend than by talking about TV? Michelle Collins (twitter.com/michcoll) joins Ben Mandelker (twitter.com/bsideblog) to talk about the season finales of “Survivor” and “Amazing Race.” Along the way, the two have plenty of tangents, including talks of mishaps at Target and sartorial mistakes at H&M. Definitely load this one up for when you’re stuck in traffic this weekend!

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WATCH WHAT CRAPPENS #128: I Shoulda Did

Ben Mandelker (bsideblog) and Ronnie Karam (TrashTalkTV) tag team the Ramonavention on Real Housewives of New York, Heavenly’s gigantic fur that God told her was totally ok to wear on Married to Medicine, and the idiotic, desperate leech husbands of The Real Housewives of Atlanta. Spoiler alert: Philosophical is a big word, you guys.

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