WATCH WHAT CRAPPENS #143: Single People and Some Friendly Advice

This week Ronnie Karam (trashtalktv.com) and Ben Mandelker (bsideblog.com) change things up with a whole bunch of Bravo gossip about Apollo Nida, Real Housewives of Miami, and Brooks Ayers. Then it’s on to the shows as we tackle “The Singles Project,” “Real Housewives of New Jersey,” and “Real Housewives of Melbourne.” Oh, and there’s some […]

BIG BROTHER PHOTOCAP: Zach Attacked!

Well, we’re about halfway through Big Brother 16, and I’m continuing to love this cast, which is a good thing because the gameplay hasn’t been exactly thrilling. Don’t get me wrong: there’s been some great drama — obviously starting with Devin and followed by the Caleb-Amber-Cody love triangle. But with Devin and Amber evicted from […]

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 […]

BANTER BLENDER #93: Tinder, World Cup, Personal Trainers, Summer Movies; Special Guest Marcos Luevanos

Writer Marcos Luevanos joins Ben Mandelker (bsideblog.com) to banter about all things pop culture. Going into the Banter Blender this week: Tinder behavior, the World Cup, personal training quandaries, summer movies, and just a dash of Big Brother. It’s lots of fun — come listen! And if you’re looking to start a website or simply […]

BIG BROTHER PHOTOCAP: The Last BB Photocap of the Year (Sniff Sniff)

Well, another season of Big Brother is in the can. There was plenty of controversy to be had, but overall, I’d say this was the strongest showing in several years. We had great enemies in Amanda and Aaryn, decent heroes in Elissa and Howard, and plenty of stupid arguments involving wine, mattresses, and bathing suits. […]

BIG BROTHER PHOTOCAP: They’re Gonna Take You By Surprise and Make You Realize, Amanda.

First off, huge apologies. I have been busy with work and traveling and all sorts of nonsense over the past week and have barely been able to post about Big Brother, which is a shame because the season has come BACK to life. Ever since Helen’s ouster, things in the house have been perfectly crazy. […]

BIG BROTHER PHOTOCAP: Will the Mom Squad Survive This Week in One Piece?

So this has turned into one of THOSE seasons. Big Brother 15 has become one of the single-most frustrating shows on TV this summer, thanks to a cast that seems blindly happy to follow in the path of a fearsome duo. This happens to the best of reality shows — lest we forget Boston Rob […]

BIG BROTHER PHOTOCAP: Is There Any Hope Left?

Jessie Kowalski was annoying, whiney, and a glutton for attention, but she was also one of the few hopes we the viewers had left for this season of Big Brother. That’s because Jessie recognized the threat of Amanda and McCrae earlier than anyone else in the house and was perhaps the only person left with […]

THE TV CLIQUE: Big Brother – Week 8 In Review

Need your weekly dose of Big Brother analysis? Check out the video above to see Matt Whitfield (Yahoo!), Ronnie Karam (trashtalktv.com), and me analyzing everything we can remember from this week of BB. It’s lots of fun with NSFW language and plenty of wailing GinaMarie impersonations. Fun times! And remember you can subscribe to our […]

BIG BROTHER PHOTOCAP: Andy Proceeds Gingerly

So much has happened in the Big Brother house, and yet… nothing has happened at all. The people in power remain in power, the targets remain the targets, and as far as I can tell, despite the chaos of a double eviction and backdoor blindside (bye Judd!), we’ve still got a double barrel aimed at […]