‘Big Brother Over The Top’ Live Diary Rooms Recap

We got to watch our first Big Brother Over The Top Live Diary Rooms of the season and what we learned is you either hate Danielle or you hate Shelby. Those are basically the two sides of the house.

Oh, and Cornbread snores.


One by one, the houseguests went into the diary room for a (FINALLY) unscripted, one-take, raw look into their minds and games. Just another reason to love Big Brother Over The Top, basically. So lets get to the DR recaps.

These live Diary Room sessions will air twice a week, Tuesdays & Fridays, at 7:30 PM PT (10:30 PM ET) and are available only through All Access and the Live Feeds. You can watch them as they happen or rewind later for on-demand. These may be one of the very best things of the new BBOTT for their opportunity at an open, honest, and unscripted insight to the HGs’ game.



Shane says he didn’t really have a strategy going into the game. He just wanted to be friendly and be himself. As we know, he aligned with Scott, Monte and Cornbread right away in the game, but he let’s us know that some stuff is going down and Cornbread is on the outs.

He also lets us know that despite how obsessed with Whitney and Morgan Monte might be, he wants to break up that little girl trio with Whitney as his main target. That could spell trouble in bromance paradise.

Shane feels he’s in a good place int he game because he thinks he’s manipulating Monte so he is controlling that side of the house and he has Danielle controlling the other side. And of course they meet in the middle.

“We are kind of like Bonnie and Clyde,” Shane says. OK, Shane, just don’t forget how that story ends.



Neely tells us that coming into the house her strategy was to really dumb herself down and be friendly and gain as much info about everyone as possible. She doesn’t know if she’s playing as dumb as she much as she planned. She just couldn’t bring herself to go all in with that. But she’s definitely making friend and hanging out with people.

Those people in particular are Kryssie, Jason, Danielle. She says can trust them and that she feels like they’re genuine.

“We make it pop but can get sh*t handled too,” she says. “I like everyone in the house. Well that’s a lie… Not feeling Shelby. Shelby can kick a rock. I don’t like the fact that she’s playing the game way too aggressive too early. And if I can’t trust you then I can’t work with you. That’s the only person I’m really not digging right now.”

Neely says she definitely wants to win the next HOH so she can possibly get Shelby out.



Justin tells us that he didn’t know what to expect upon entering the game so didn’t have much of a strategy. It starts developing as it goes, he says.

One thing he is certain of is that the OTT Jamboree alliance disintegrated as soon as it happened.

“Right now I feel like I’m most loyal with Jason,” Justin said. “He’s kept it real since the beginning. It’s like we’ve been friends forever. I appreacite the people who are the most real and sincere. I don’t hold my tongue for anything and I express my mind.”

Aside from Jason he also digs Danielle, Scott and “Kristy.” He also thanks Whitney for washing his drawers.” Who isn’t he liking? You guessed it.

“I’m really not feeling Shelby,” he says. “I Know she’s creating a lot of bad blood. She’s just really fake. It’s kind of crazy to see how everything can go sour. She just hops on anyone’s bandwagon.”

So it should come as no surprise that if he wins HOH he would go for Shelby. He’d also target Monte, he says.

But he’s not really too concerned with winning the next HOH. He’d rather one of his allies take the HOH key.

“I feel like I have a good bit of loyal friends in the house and hope they aren’t going to backstab me too early,” Justin said. “He wants to let one of his allies win the comp. But he’s not going to throw it necessarily.”



Whitey said her strategy going into the house was to find the one person that she trusted the most. So like everyone else on that side of the house, she thinks that person is Monte. I’m not sure when they’re all going to compare notes on that, but hopefully sooner rather than later.

So she obviously likes Monte, but her best friend in the house is Morgan, she tells us.

“It’s cliche to say I like everyone in the house, but the person that i like the most is probably Morgan,” she said. “Our personalities are very similar. I can talk to her and it feels like I’m back home and she’s one of my best friends just hanging out.”

And the person she dislikes the most: Danielle.

“Just because she is running the other side of the house that I’m not necessarily aligned with,” Whitney said. “And her being in a showmance with shane really takes a a toll on her alliance. And sometimes Danielle talks about herself too much.”

Whitey says she is going to be gunning for Head of Household because she knows she or one of her girls need to win or she will probably end up the target. And if she does win, she’s going after Danielle and Jason.

“[I’d go after] Jason just for the simple fact that he is already America’s sweetheart,” she said. “He has all kinds of fans already on his side.”



Monte thinks he’s had a pretty successful first week in the BBOTT house. His plan was to establish that I was a leader but also pick who good allies would be. He feels that he achieved both.

“I really think I have a good shot to go a long way in this game,” he tells us.

Monte says he’s not totally sure who’s on his side and who is brown nosing. He is closest with Shane, Whitney and Morgan, he says but plans to be most loyal to Shane. But then he wants to be as equally loyal to Morgan and Shane. You can’t take everyone to then end, there Monte.

He had no hesitation naming Justin as his least favorite houseguest.

“He’s hilarious but I’m not buying it,” Monte said. “He really irritates me but he really doesn’t know how to shut up.”

Monte says the high point so far was being the first HOH. It helped him get a read on everyone in the house, he said. “I made it mandatory for everyone in the house to come talk to me at least once,” he explained.

And even though Monte initially targeted Jason and then Kryssie, he has been wanting to make the big move of taking Danielle out this week. He says as of now he doesn’t have the numbers but there’s still time and it could still happen. He just really wants his Shane back. She’s just distracting him from their bromance a little too much.



Jason let it all hang out. He basically told us how it is and how it’s going to be. He said he tried not to come in with clear-cut strategies like last time. This time around he wanted to see what he was getting into before he made any plans. He’s still not sure what to make of everything, but he’s sure of a few things.

“I dont’ like anyone,” he said matter-of-factly. “Don’t need no new friends. I don’t need none of y’all. People are growing on me but all these people are fake. I’m just trying to play along.”

He also says he’s finding it hard to align with people.

“Nobody every really wants me in their alliance for some reason,” he said. “I wouldn’ say I’m really aligned with anyone. I would say I’m probably most loyal to Danielle. Kryssie has been there for me this week but I also know she is a time bomb.I’m not in anybody’s ship. I’m the tugboat. This week was all about let’s get Jason out. I have to fight for myself probably from this point on.”

His high point in the game was obviously winning that veto and saying “y’all can suck it,” he said. “Clearly now I get to stay and there was going to be no chance of that if I wouldn’t have won that veto.”



Morgan points out that coming into the house she did not want to work with her sister at all. But that plan changed fast. She said she was expecting to work with the guys more than the girls, but the opposite has happened. Well, aside from Monte.

Speaking of Monte, she promises there’s no showmance there and that she wants to break up the Monte/Shane showmance so she can have Monte all to herself, you know in a totally non-showmance kind of way.

“I consider Monte one of my really good friends,” she said. “This is not a showmance. I do not have a crush on him. I’m happily taken.”

So all that non-showmance love for Monte but none for Danielle.

“I do not like Danielle,” Mogan said. “I do not trust her. I think her and Shane are dangerous.”

The live Diary Room sessions report continues on the next page…



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  1. We are getting spoiled. Barely any blackouts, live comps, live DRs. When BB19 rolls around we will be so underwhelmed. I hope BB19 does live DRs.

    • I hope they use BBOTT as an experiment to see what they could add to the summer show. I love the curfew idea. It makes the feeds so much better!

  2. Definitely loving the live DRs. Hope they bring them back in some form or another in future seasons.

    A couple interesting things:
    Paranoia is setting in hardcore for Alex. She said she doesn’t trust Scott after their last conversation and she thinks she’s the target even though no one’s coming for her. Her position is great but she might screw it up with her paranoia and that will be a thing of beauty.

    It’s really sad that Justin et al. hate Shelby because they think she’s being fake to Jason when she genuinely likes him. I just want Shelby to succeed, but it looks like she’s in trouble and it’s bumming me out.

    Scott wants to work with Shelby though, and maybe Alex? That’s three of my faves right there, so as long as they don’t target Justin, I’m feeling good about that trio.

    • I know Pelican… I feel bad for her (Shelby) . She genuinely likes Jason and he thinks she’s lying to him. I am not sure where Jason got that idea, but Shelby is real in her favoritism for him. She even told Monte that last night. She told him “I know he (Jason) was your target, but on a personal note, I don’t want him to leave the house”. I think she is a bit socially awkward sometimes, which is strange considering what a pretty girl she is.

  3. Shelby said Justin told her he would not be introducing her to Mr. Anaconda because she is too small She didn’t seem too upset by that
    Monte seems offended by Justin stories about the Life and Times of Mr. Anaconda

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