Big Brother 16 Houseguests and former adversaries Zach Rance and Victoria Rafaeli have overcome their past differences in the name of profit. Yeah, capitalism! Now you can be a proud owner of one of four remaining pieces of Zach’s famous pink hat autographed by both HGs.
The feuding duo came together this week to participate in a poker tournament and took advantage of their time together to autograph four individual pieces of the hat that helped defined Zach’s signature look. Well, at least before Victoria shredded it to pieces. Now the hat pieces have been autographed, framed, and are available on eBay in four separate auctions.
All four auctions are currently set to end the evening of Sunday, October 19th and they’re all going for over $300 a piece with the brim piece up over $500. Wow! I’d imagine the profits are being split between the two, but I haven’t seen any specifics on that. Take a look at the photos below to see more.
If pink hat pieces aren’t your thing then you can check out Amber’s auction for those bunny slippers we saw become a regular part of Caleb’s wardrobe this summer. Amber says Big Brother saved them for her at the end of the season, but jokes they didn’t receive a stipend of their own. Amber will be donating the proceeds to charity with Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.
Looks like recent seasons of Big Brother have really up’d the eBay game which usually consisted of selling off their BB bags. Plenty of fun memorabilia items out there to get for yourself if you’ve got the money to splurge. Enjoy!
Source: eBay, Twitter, & Instagram
Announced this week, Zach is selling wristbands sporting the “Froot Loop Dingus” catchphrase in any color you want as long as that color is pink. You can pick one up at his order page here.
Of course that color calls to mind an ongoing awareness campaign this month, the fight against breast cancer, and Zach is giving back a portion of the proceeds to that very cause. He shared these details:
In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I am selling PINK ranceypants/frootloopdingus bracelets! 20% of all proceeds will be donated directly to breast cancer research.
Help the fight against breast cancer and order your bracelets today! Plus, 5 lucky orders (picked at random) will receive a personal shout out from me on twitter!
For anyone wanting to support the cause, but not interested in a bracelet, you can donate directly to an organization like Komen. You’ll just have to find your own pink wear to sport the Zach Attack style.
The Big Brother 16 Jury Houseguests have been out of the game for a little over a week now and many are excitedly returning to family and friends while still keeping in touch with one another. Here are a few highlights you’ll want to catch up on from some of the more prolific Twitter-ers in the group this season.
First up perhaps the most major news for Donny Thompson was that he joined Twitter! No wait, something bigger happened… engaged! Yes, Donny is officially engaged to his girlfriend Kristine and it didn’t take long. Now he’s also assumed a Twitter account set up for him by a fan during the summer.
Speaking of showing up on Twitter, after days of silence Zach Rance has arrived to the cheers of his fans. His pursuit of legions of followers reached a milestone this week when he hit 200K (currently at 204K) and all without the support of a celebrity sibling. Then again, he does have Pizzle to thank.
As for celebrity support, Zach spent some time on the phone talking with Dr. Will Kirby this week and referenced him as a mentor. Could he have been one of the few HGs Will said he advised preseason?
Beast Mode Cowboy is living his dream hanging out with fans, celebrities, and getting back to BMC’s natural habitat, the gym. Cody Calafiore has been getting out there too as he gets used to life outside the house. Nicole Franzel had herself a nice welcoming party on her return and even Victoria Rafaeli has officially joined Twitter.
Then you’ve got the big time winner Derrick Levasseur who definitely looks happy to be back home with his wife and little daughter. Derrick has been chatting it up on Twitter and along with many of the other BB16 Houseguests, he’s done an “On the Block” with Spencer & McCrae that you can watch on YouTube.
We’ll keep watching to see what the Houseguests get up to next which should be plenty in the coming months. We know for sure that you’ll be able to tune in and watch half the cast appear on Bold & Beautiful on October 30th & 31st so don’t miss that!
Update: Some readers asked for “more Nicole!” so how about some Haycole? The couple traveled to New England for a meet & greet alongside Derrick at the Marlborough Country Club. Looks like they were having fun and fans were excited to meet them!
Image source: Twitter & Instagram
Evel Dick Donato has finally answered the question of why he left Big Brother 13 and it’s a stunning answer. Just days in to the BB13 season producers informed Donato he had tested positive for HIV.
Fans will remember that by the time Big Brother premiered in 2011 the Season 8 winner was no where to be found. Evel Dick had mysteriously left in the few days between the time the Houseguests entered and the show began. There was much speculation at the time and the reason at the time was rumored to be that he left to support someone close to him. Now the real reason has been revealed.
As part of his appearance on VH1’s “Couples Therapy” Evel Dick shared his story with People Magazine on how he came to learn he was living with HIV:
Donato was competing on season 13 of Big Brother when producers called him into the house’s Diary Room. “They told me that something was wrong with my blood test,” he says. “They had done two HIV tests. One had come back positive and the other had come back negative.” The show’s doctor took more blood. Two hours later, Donato learned the life-changing news.
“When they told me, I just went numb,” he says. With little explanation, Donato left the show. “They had a car take me from CBS to my mother’s house. She was the first person I told.”
Evel Dick goes on to say that he does not know how he contracted HIV, but assumes it could have been due to unprotected sex with a woman. As for his girlfriend, she was tested and those results were negative for the disease.
Perhaps inspired by that other engagement this season or maybe a case of distance making the heart grow fonder, Donny decided he was ready to put a ring on it. Best of all, she said “yes!”
During an interview released this week by BNJ, Donny Thompson closed the discussion out saying “Kristine is no longer my girlfriend, she is my fiancée.” Much cheering and hugging ensued as the room congratulated Donny on his wise decision. Looks like Donny finally got that alliance after all!
Big Brother fans will remember Kristine’s appearance in an episode early this season when Jeff visited Donny’s hometown to speak with his family and friends. We also heard many references to Kristine by Donny and saw how supportive she was of his decision to apply for the show including helping him film his audition video. And don’t forget that touching HoH letter that brought Donny to tears.
Congratulations to both Donny Thompson and Kristine Bartley on their engagement. We wish them the very best of luck and can’t wait for updates on their plans for the future and when they’ll tie the knot.
Sure to not be alone, the BB16 HGs were joined by lots of past season HGs, friends, and fans who joined them to drink away the season and maybe even gamble off that stipend.
From the looks of it everyone was having a great time getting to know each other with the Live Feed capturing their every word and movement.
This season’s Big Brother Houseguests definitely earned some time off before heading back home to their regular lives after nearly three and a half months since they first arrived in LA. Congrats to all the HGs on a season well done. Now it’s time to find the next batch of BB17 HGs!