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!
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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!
When Donny Thompson was evicted from Big Brother 16 we learned he had a special opportunity ahead of him: appearing on CBS’s “The Bold and the Beautiful,” but it turns out he won’t be alone. In fact, nearly half the cast will join Donny in a special episode.
According to TV Guide’s interview with Donny he’ll be joined by seven other BB16 HGs plus five more from past seasons. It’ll be Big Brother overload when they appear in episodes airing October 30-31, 2014. So who all will be there along with Donny? We’ll get to see Zach Rance, Nicole Franzel, Amber Borzotra, Cody Calafiore, Caleb Reynolds, Hayden Voss, and Devin Shepherd.
While that list has a lot of this summer’s HGs there are obviously quite a number of them who did not make the cut. Bold & Beautiful producer Casey Kasprzyk told TV Guide the decision was made based on “time and budget” and they would have otherwise invited more of the season’s cast.
Houseguests from past Big Brother seasons joining the BB16 crew on screen will be Elissa, Jeff & Jordan, Rachel, and Brendon. That is going to be one very, very busy episode of B&B.
We did get an early detail on what Donny’s character will be doing in his appearance. Kaspryzk teased, “We’re going to have fun with all the speculations about Donny’s ‘real’ career and it’ll involve a lot of costume changes.” Sounds like they’ll put the HGs’ paranoia of Donny’s fictional mysterious past as a super genius secret commando ninja to good use.
The episode appears to have already been filmed as Caleb was sharing photos on Friday from backstage prep including him with the other Big Brother stars set to appear. We’ll keep an eye out for when their special episode airs next month. Can’t wait to see how everyone handles their scenes.
Source: TV Guide
The BB16 Houseguests haven’t slowed down since escaping the confines of Studio 18 this week with not just one celebration, but two afterparties. Now many of them are heading out to Vegas for the Wrap Party celebration starting tonight. Okay, well it looks like they went ahead and got started last night, but things officially kick off tonight at Aria’s Deuce Lounge.
Starting tonight at 9PM at The Deuce Lounge the party kicks off before rolling over to the Haze nightclub for the afterparty. No word yet on what time the Haze event starts, so be sure to check Deuce first.
Big Brother fans hoping to meet up with some of their favorites from this season and past summers are in luck. Aria is advertising that you’ll be able to meet Amber, Brittany, Donny, yes even Donny knows how to party in Vegas, and Jocasta from this season. That won’t be it though as we’re spotting a lot of familiar faces from both BBUS and BBCAN.
From past BBUS seasons I’ve spotted Judd, Jeremy, Parker, Michelle, Lawon, Howie. BBCAN has arrived with Arlie, Peter, Liza, Allison, Sarah, and Rachelle. And those were all just from who arrived Friday night, so I imagine as Saturday rolls along we’ll see lots more Big Brother alumni show up.
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