RobHasAwebsite.com http://robhasawebsite.com Rob Cesternino's Podcast & Blog About Survivor, Big Brother & Reality TV Tue, 22 Jan 2019 05:58:08 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.6 Rob Cesternino hosts Survivor podcasts and interviews, Reality TV talk about Amazing Race, Big Brother and more. Rob Cesternino is a two-time Survivor contestant and was referred to by Jeff Probst as "The Smartest Player to Never Win Survivor". RHAP is a 5-time podcast award winning show. For more on RHAP, visit http://www.RobHasAwebsite.com or contact rob at Rob@RobHasAwebsite.com Two-Time Survivor, Rob Cesternino clean Two-Time Survivor, Rob Cesternino rob@robhasawebsite.com rob@robhasawebsite.com (Two-Time Survivor, Rob Cesternino) Copyright Rob Has a Podcast Rob Cesternino's Podcast & Blog About Survivor, Big Brother & Reality TV RobHasAwebsite.com http://robhasawebsite.com/wp-content/uploads/powerpress/RHAP-podcast-one-rob-has-a-podcast-itunes-300.jpg http://robhasawebsite.com Los Angeles, CA Weekdays Celebrity Big Brother 2 | PREMIERE Pt 1 Recap http://robhasawebsite.com/celebrity-big-brother-2-premiere-pt-1-recap/ http://robhasawebsite.com/celebrity-big-brother-2-premiere-pt-1-recap/#respond Tue, 22 Jan 2019 05:31:51 +0000 http://robhasawebsite.com/?p=384130 Rob Cesternino is joined Taran Armstrong and Melissa Deni to recap night one of CBS's Celebrity Big Brother 2 Premiere!

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With the new year in reality TV, Taran & Matt Liguori discuss the responsibility of fans to remember that the contestants are just people and that maybe we should all take a second to stop & think about how we interact with them after their shows. They also talk with special guest, Survivor: Ghost Island finalist Laurel Johnson about her experience with the show and the fans.

 

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Unpack your knives and stay!  It’s a breakdown of breaking down cuts of beef on this latest episode of the Top Chef Judges Round Table, only on Reality TV RHAP-Ups.  Join Antonio Mazzaro, Curt Clark, Haley Strong and Emily Fox as they discuss tasty Hot Browns, how not to impress Padma and Tom at Judge’s Table, slimy foods, and the unexpected overlap between Top Chef and Dungeons & Dragons.
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Over 2018, the hottest Survivor statistic was the gender disparity between women and men finding idols. This year alone, thirteen idols were found, twelve of them by men. The lone female finder, Angelina Keeley, brought up the stat herself and the fact that it was included in the show suggests that production are also taking note of this trend.

What nobody is sure about is why this is. Various theories have been floated, but none seem able to account for such a massive difference. Believing that there must be multiple factors contributing to the gender gap, I joined forces with Jeff Pitman to do some research on idols and gender in Survivor. Jeff was one of the first people to bring attention to this issue, and he has been working on more detailed statistics of idol-finds. Look for his results at True Dork Times on Wednesday.

Concerned that we viewers may have a misleading view of camplife and idol-hunting, I reached out to former players (excluding anyone from Edge of Extinction) with some questions about their personal experiences of looking for idols and dealing with gender issues in the game. Eleven players were kind enough to answer, and from those responses, I have attempted to draw up a more detailed picture of what this issue looks like “on the ground.”


Appendix: Questions sent to the players

Nota Bene: Eleven responses is not a comprehensive survey. (Functionally, only ten, as Pearl Islands‘ Christa Hastie, while entirely on brand, didn’t exactly make a data contribution.) For example, I didn’t get a response from anybody who actually found an idol. Responses from before S19, when players waited for a clue to look, may be less relevant today. We don’t have enough of a dataset to look for contrasts between male responses and female responses. For most seasons, I only have one perspective, and another contestant from that season might disagree.

In some places, I have been able to supplement with information from the show and/or post-game interviews, but this should still be viewed as a generalization. Because of this, I have only referred to a respondent by name when I felt that the context was helpful. (Some respondents asked to stay anonymous.) Similarly, a few times I note the gender of the respondent, but for the most part, the point is what was said and not who said it.

What does it take to find an idol?

In short: Time.

I asked players why they thought the person who found the idol succeeded in doing so. The suggested theories (each put forward by at least two people) were that idols were found by: those who spent the most time looking; those who got lucky; those who knew what to look for.

The mechanics of finding an idol (or a clue for one) vary from season to season, but almost all require some time to search. For an exception, see Chris Noble in Ghost Island who was randomly assigned instructions to acquire an idol. It still took time, but that time was in the middle of the night and he was on a schedule fixed by production not himself.

Otherwise, players have to decide how much time they are willing to invest in finding an idol. After Game Changers, Tony claimed that he looked for six days non-stop with no luck—the idol on Mana beach would not be found until day eleven, by Tai, although both Hali and Caleb would also swear they put in the time to look for it.

Time was certainly a common limitation cited by respondents: finding the time to look without being seen. There was a wide variation in how they dealt with this. While Jacob Derwin’s idol-hunting was a focal plotline of the Ghost Island premiere, he estimates that he only did two serious searches, of 30-45 minutes each. A couple of respondents never looked at all. Two respondents looked a lot early on, but less and less over time; another two looked less early on and more later.

There is some correlation with idols being played and rehidden: Michael Snow stopped looking for idols in Caramoan because he assumed (correctly) that they had already been found, but he got voted out before they went back into the game; Alison Raybould only searched for a few minutes at a time at the start of David vs. Goliath, but spent hours looking at night later (in particular, the night both Davie and Nick played idols).

How long does it take to find an idol? How many hours do you have to search to increase your chances of finding one to greater than 50%? As the players I spoke to couldn’t give me an accurate assessment of how much time they spent looking unsuccessfully, this would be a question best asked of somebody in production.

Outside of a direct answer, we have to use basic logic: it’s a big island, and there is a lot of undergrowth to search, even if you only focus on distinctive landmarks. If you’re lucky enough to hit the right spot, you could find the idol in minutes. More realistically, if you want to find an idol, you should expect to put in several hours of searching, possibly over multiple days—at least for the first one.

Certainly, by late in the game, it seems idols are found quicker—within 24 hours of being put back into play. It’s not clear if players get better at searching or if production deliberately makes them easier to find.

How do you search?

We don’t have any conclusive data on the best searching methods. Christian Hubicki’s “breadth-first search” might be the most practical advice for a clueless hunt, but it still requires a vast amount of time and a certain amount of luck. If you know clues are/will be in play, landmarks are a good idea, especially ones that apply to all camps, but an idol is as likely to be buried as it is to be in a hole in a tree.

Knowing what to look for seems to be the best way to reduce your time searching: either by getting a clue or by finding an earlier idol. Tai Trang, Joe Mena and Dan Rengering all found a second idol soon after a tribe swap: Tai and Joe simply looked in the same place they’d found their previous idol, by the well. Dan scouted around for the colored string that only he on Tiva knew to look for.

The merge of David vs. Goliath allowed for a direct comparison of the advantage from a previous find, though with the vote steal rather than an idol (as told in the podcasts with Gabby Pascuzzi and Nick Wilson). The original clue was put out at the merge feast, plainly visible but not obviously a clue. Gabby noticed it, but she couldn’t immediately figure out what it referred to.

A secondary clue was hidden in the jungle at camp. After the merge feast, Davie went out searching for colored string with Nick and they found that second clue: simply a picture of the tree, with no cryptic text. Nick was able to go straight there and collect the advantage. The following morning, Gabby went to the tree herself, but she had lost the race and the advantage was no longer there to be found.

Of course, “Find an idol first” or even “Find a clue first” is not the most practical advice. A little more practical is to look with or follow those who have. It worked for Nick and also for the original idol-finder, Gary Hogeboom, who spied on clue-holder, Judd Sergeant… but not for Alison.

If you haven’t found an idol and don’t know anybody who has? It seems all you can do is put in time and hope.

Making Opportunities

In the premiere of Cambodia, Kelley Wentworth taught us to have a cover story for poking around the jungle. Most respondents took a similarly opportunistic approach: looking whenever they were alone or whenever they were out foraging. One respondent noted two problems with using gathering supplies as an excuse: 1. it’s still rare for such tasks to be done individually rather than in pairs. 2. You have to bring back proportionate quantities for the time that you were out.

Looking with other players was the other most common tactic: either looking individually when everybody else was doing so, as part of a group searching together or using another player as lookout. However almost every respondent who looked spent some time looking alone and in secret.

Night might seem like a good time to look in private (assuming you’re not a heavy sleeper like Alec Merlino.) However one respondent was requested by production to hold off on a night search until a full camera crew was available. While I would not consider this an unreasonable request, it is probably safe to assume that not all players comply—it’s harder to imagine a patient Tony Vlachos than it is to imagine him telling a camera man he’ll do a reshoot later.

Weighing up the Risk: Why not?

Why do players look in secret? As a general rule, the idol is more effective if nobody knows you have it, and this has always been the case. However, since Russell Hantz introduced a more aggressive brand of idol-searching, there’s a stigma on looking whether or not you find it. Boston Rob set the precedent on this when he targeted Kristina Kell, despite helping her look briefly.

Every respondent from the past ten seasons associated looking with a risk of being targeted.

Accordingly, some respondents focused on their social game before seriously looking for the idol. One, whenever joining a new tribe, put off idol hunting until she’d built a majority. (She broke this rule on one tribe when she found herself in the minority.)

Such a strategy risks missing out on early idols and being at a disadvantage to their finders when looking for later ones. However, there’s a successful precedent there: Lauren Rimmer of Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers didn’t look for the idol at all in the first week of the game, yet was able to find one post-merge while propelling herself into a power position on the back of her social game.

On the other hand, you have a player like Davie of David vs. Goliath who effectively isolated himself to find an idol in the first few days but became one of the best-loved players in the game after the merge.

It should be noted that Davie did make an early bond with a few people including Carl who was allegedly a one-man shadowy cabal suggesting the boot targets—sometimes, the trick is making friends with the right person. Gabby said that the tribe “joked” he might have the idol, but saw him as the provider for the camp because he always had an excuse for going off. Perhaps tribes are more willing to forgive suspicious behavior, if it comes from a person who is also demonstrably altruistic.

Taking the Risk: Why?

My most misinterpreted question was “How important did you consider idols to be to your personal game?” which respondents tended to answer based on results rather than what they were thinking at the time. What surprised me was that it appeared nobody—not even the most recent players—viewed them as a necessary point on the résumé to win, despite a now-eleven-seasons-long streak of the winner being the person who played the most idols/advantages. One person did say that they would consider finding one essential if they returned while a couple of others remarked, perhaps defensively, that a good game doesn’t need them.

Instead, six respondents placed the highest importance on idols in terms of saving themselves, with three players saying that they looked harder when they were a target. Two people placed the value on knowing where the idols were, i.e. it was more important to be able to account for them than it was to use them—these were the same two who said they spent less time looking for the idol as the game went on.

Only one person talked about the idol as a social tool, and that was all the way back in China: Leslie Nease felt it would have been a way to convince wishy-washy people to join an alliance by offering protection. While we’re now in the Big Moves era, idols still are used for alliance-building, and I’m not sure if it’s a coincidence or not that none of the more recent players thought to mention it.

Gender Roles at camp

Gender roles putting women at a disadvantage in finding idols was, I believe, first put forward by Aubry Bracco, after the Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers finale. This take is typically met with some skepticism that a culture of sexism could be so strong that women would literally be unable to leave camp to look for idols.

The players can’t provide a clear explanation either. Jessica Lewis of Millennials vs. Gen X didn’t notice any gender roles, observing instead that everybody played to their individual strengths. Yet Alison Raybould of David vs. Goliath was baffled and frustrated by what she perceived as the role of “domestic housewife” despite her efforts to break out of it. It is very likely that this varies from season to season and even tribe to tribe, but most respondents (including every male respondent) did perceive some form of gender roles in camp.

Below, I’ve listed every example I was given of male and female camp roles:

Male: Hunting, Building, Planning/Talking, Gathering, Fire Tending/Starting
Female: Gathering, Washing Up, Cooking, Sewing, Flag painting

You’ll notice “Gathering” appears in both lists: three respondents listed it as a male role, one as a female role, and one respondent distinguished between what men gathered and what women gathered. It’s also important to remember that as I specifically asked for gender roles, respondents didn’t mention tasks that were done by both genders on their season—any given task might be unisex in another player’s experience. Few respondents felt these were hard and fast divisions.

I wasn’t able to talk to anybody from San Juan Del Sur but that was a season with particularly obvious gender divisions at camp. (It’s probably no coincidence that it ended with an all female final three.) I wrote about that at the time, praising Natalie for bridging the gender divide and working alongside the men as well as the women. Back then, I recommended that all female players take this tactic at camp, but it seems this isn’t as straightforward as I assumed. The female respondents who perceived gender roles on their tribe did make attempts to do a male job only to meet with resistance. Either they stopped trying for fear of becoming a target, or they pushed on and felt they were targeted as a result.

This anecdotal evidence can’t tell us conclusively whether or not these women could have been accepted in a “male” role at camp, but on Survivor perception is usually reality. If a player doesn’t feel free to act, then they aren’t free to act, even if there would be no actual consequences. Most respondents did not give me their own theory as to why women don’t find as many idols, but one specifically blamed it on these gender restrictions at camp.

While women who felt they were restricted to fireside-duties had at least some chance to leave camp and look for an idol, we’ve already established that successfully finding an idol takes time. Anyone who has less time to look is at a disadvantage.

Gender Issues in Production

While it’s not true of every female player, frustration with gender issues appears to be a common experience for women on Survivor and one that extends to production as well as camp. One respondent explicitly described Survivor as “inherently misogynistic” with production favoring a male player. Two women cited occasions on their season where the circumstances guaranteed or strongly favored that a particular advantage would go to a man. One felt that the edit was unfair to the women on her season while another believed she played a strong game but had her edit reduced partly because she didn’t find an idol.

To follow up that last point, here’s a quote from a different player’s post-boot interview:

“I think the biggest regret is that day in and day out, I was looking for hidden immunity idols, non-stop. I wanted to find one so badly. I told my dad before I got out there: “I’m going to find one.” I used to go golf-ball hunting with him when I was a little kid. I knew I could find one. I looked non-stop. That would have been a game-changer for me, because last night, instead of my fate being in someone else’s hands, I could have taken charge and put it in my hands.”

That was Ghost Island’s Queen of Sitting, Chelsea Townsend, who appears to have been one idol find away from being an entity on her season.

One longstanding criticism of production is that they often give female players less clothing than male players, making island-life a generally colder experience for a woman and contributing to quits and jacket-envy. This became a more practical problem for Kelley Wentworth when she was planning to retrieve an idol from a challenge that she would typically run in a bikini and realized she would have nowhere to put it once she grabbed it. Kelley’s solution was to lie that she had her period as an excuse to wear shorts. Not an insurmountable hurdle, but still an extra hoop to jump through.

On Game Changers, in a similar situation with no preparation, Sarah Lacina stashed an advantage in her shoes, but this was after the challenge, when she could carry her shoes rather than wear them. Lauren Rimmer had an easier time of it when all she had to do was pick up an ordinary shell, which she could keep in plain sight, pretending it was a souvenir—however, from a television point of view, that also killed all the suspense for the viewer.

Men vs. Women: Gameplay

Men and women may well find that they are treated differently on the show, but do they play differently? Respondents tended to be vaguer on this score than they were about gender roles in camp, but about half of them did make some behavioral distinction between men and women, all of which went along the same theme: men were more dramatic; women were quieter.

“The women were all great and not by any stretch of the means pushovers…but they did not force their personalities and agendas onto the broader group, whereas the men did consistently.” – Male respondent.

Men were generally perceived as being more confident, having more bravado. Two respondents theorized that risk-taking was a factor in the idol-finding gender gap. As one put it, there are more men who either don’t understand or “don’t give a crap” how looking for an idol is perceived.

Notably, the question was mostly answered in terms of men’s games: “Men are more…” with little to no comment on how women behaved—this was true of both male and female respondents. One respondent, a woman, focused only on how the women played with no comment on the men.

Comments specifically about women mostly talked about them being more social. Despite the number of people saying men were more confident, only one person (a man) referred to women as more “cautious.” Two of the women talked about the women’s games in highly positive terms: “strength”, “intelligence”, “social mastermind”.

This plays into something Gabby talked about on her retrospective podcast, where she noted that Angelina played a more typically “male” game and Mike played a more typically “female” one. While she gave Angelina credit for playing an aggressive game, she preferred to celebrate Mike’s game, because that more subtle social game rarely does get recognized for being good gameplay. Feminism is not about letting women do what men do: it’s about acknowledging the value of what women do, instead of defaulting to a masculine ideal.

One respondent made an extra distinction: “The successful men had flashier games and the successful women from our season had more nuanced social games.” I.e. this didn’t necessarily apply to the entire cast. It might not have been consciously intended, but it’s worth bearing in mind that game differences might have exterior influences: men and women who don’t follow the stereotypes are perhaps more likely to be early targets.

(It’s also possible that casting gravitates towards these stereotypes, as fans have theorized before, though in my opinion, Survivor has been making a deliberate effort to cast more aggressive, competitive women over the past ten seasons. I didn’t specifically ask about casting, and none of the respondents brought it up.)

 

So that’s the player’s perspective. On Wednesday, Jeff Pitman will bring you the numbers, and I’ll be back on Friday with some armchair psychology. In the meantime, I encourage you all to draw your own conclusions.

Special thanks to Alison Raybould, Christa Hastie, Eliza Orlins, Elizabeth Olson, Gabby Pascuzzi, Jacob Derwin, Jessica Lewis, Leslie Nease, Michael Snow and others for answering my questions and also to everybody who helped get them out to former players.

Appendix: The questions sent to the players

  • Please describe your experience in looking for idols. How much time did you spend, what methods did you use and what limitations did you have?
  • Did the other people on your tribe spend more or less time searching than you did? Why do you think the person who found the idol succeeded in doing so?
  • How important did you consider idols to be to your game?
  • What, if any, gender roles / restrictions did you notice at camp? (This includes male gender roles / restrictions.)
  • Did you feel that there was a difference between how men and women played the game in your season(s)? Do you have an opinion as to why?
  • Do you have any other thoughts about idols and gender on Survivor that you would like to share?

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Davie Rickenbacker: Survivor Post Game Interview

Rob Cesternino catches up with Survivor: David vs. Goliath‘s Davie Rickenbacker in the fifth of our post game retrospectives. However, this time, the entire show stems from questions asked to Davie by the patrons of Rob Has a Podcast on just about everything from his 36 days on the island.

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Alison Raybould: Survivor Post Game Retrospective

Gabby Pascuzzi: Survivor Post Game Retrospective

Nick Wilson: Survivor Post Game Retrospective

Christian Hubicki: Survivor Post Game Retrospective

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Alison Raybould: Survivor Post Game Retrospective
Gabby Pascuzzi: Survivor Post Game Retrospective
Nick Wilson: Survivor Post Game Retrospective
Christian Hubicki: Survivor Post Game Retrospective
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Rob & Akiva Need a Podcast #19: Conspirapod

Rob Cesternino and Akiva Wienerkur still need a podcast and this week, Rob and Akiva discuss various popular conspiracy theories and their merits (or lack thereof) with Antonio Mazzaro.

Or skip ahead to 1:50:15 to get to the discussion of this week’s wheel spin.

Past Episodes of Rob and Akiva Need a Podcast

  1. Rob & Akiva Need a Podcast #1: Perfect Strangers Season 3, Episode 7 Recap – August 18, 2018
  2. Rob & Akiva Need a Podcast #2: Calling Patriots at Jets in Madden – August 25, 2018
  3. Rob & Akiva Need a Podcast #3: Watching Music Videos from 80’s, 90’s & Today – September 1, 2018
  4. Rob & Akiva Need a Podcast #4: Top 10 or Trash? – September 8, 2018
  5. Rob & Akiva Need a Podcast #5: All About May 22, 1998 – September 22, 2018
  6. Rob & Akiva Need a Podcast #6: Wife Swap Quiz – October 12, 2018
  7. Rob & Akiva Need a Podcast #7: Watching “Leprechaun” – October 20, 2018
  8. Rob & Akiva Need a Podcast #8: Doing it “Backwards” – November 3, 2018
  9. Rob & Akiva Need a Podcast #9: Your Tweets are Trash – November 10, 2018
  10. Rob & Akiva Need a Podcast #10: Dad Advice Know-It-Alls – November 16, 2018
  11. Rob & Akiva Need a Podcast #11: The Wizarding World of Rob & Akiva – November 22, 2018
  12. Rob & Akiva Need a Podcast #12: TV’s Greatest Characters Play Survivor – November 30, 2018
  13. Rob & Akiva Need a Podcast #13: Dinosaurs Season 3, Episode 7 Recap – December 8, 2018
  14. Rob & Akiva Need a Podcast #14: Kids Shows are Trash – December 14, 2018
  15. Rob & Akiva Need a Podcast #15: Explaining STAR WARS to Akiva – December 23, 2018
  16. Rob & Akiva Need a Podcast #16: Judging Judy – December 31, 2018
  17. Rob & Akiva Need a Podcast #17: Pranking the Listeners – January 6, 2019
  18. Rob & Akiva Need a Podcast #18: I Can’t Believe It’s Just Banter – January 10, 2019

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Or skip ahead to 1:50:15 to get to the discussion of this week’s wheel spin.
Past Episodes of Rob and Akiva Need a Podcast

* Rob & Akiva Need a Podcast #1: Perfect Strangers Season 3, Episode 7 Recap – August 18, 2018
* Rob & Akiva Need a Podcast #2: Calling Patriots at Jets in Madden – August 25, 2018
* Rob & Akiva Need a Podcast #3: Watching Music Videos from 80’s, 90’s & Today – September 1, 2018
* Rob & Akiva Need a Podcast #4: Top 10 or Trash? – September 8, 2018
* Rob & Akiva Need a Podcast #5: All About May 22, 1998 – September 22, 2018
* Rob & Akiva Need a Podcast #6: Wife Swap Quiz – October 12, 2018
* Rob & Akiva Need a Podcast #7: Watching “Leprechaun” – October 20, 2018
* Rob & Akiva Need a Podcast #8: Doing it “Backwards” – November 3, 2018
* Rob & Akiva Need a Podcast #9: Your Tweets are Trash – November 10, 2018
* Rob & Akiva Need a Podcast #10: Dad Advice Know-It-Alls – November 16, 2018
* Rob & Akiva Need a Podcast #11: The Wizarding World of Rob & Akiva – November 22, 2018
* Rob & Akiva Need a Podcast #12: TV’s Greatest Characters Play Survivor – November 30, 2018
* Rob & Akiva Need a Podcast #13: Dinosaurs Season 3, Episode 7 Recap – December 8, 2018
* Rob & Akiva Need a Podcast #14: Kids Shows are Trash – December 14, 2018
* Rob & Akiva Need a Podcast #15: Explaining STAR WARS to Akiva – December 23, 2018
* Rob & Akiva Need a Podcast #16: Judging Judy – December 31, 2018
* Rob & Akiva Need a Podcast #17: Pranking the Listeners – January 6, 2019
* Rob & Akiva Need a Podcast #18: I Can’t Believe It’s Just Banter – January 10, 2019

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Rob Cesternino welcomes Kate Casey from the Reality Life podcast to give her takes on the new Big Brother Celebrity Houseguests

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Matt Liguori ranks the Celebrity Big Brother 2 players for a one-off revival of the RHAP Power Rankings, joined by RHAP podcasters Ali Lasher, Kirsten MacInnis, and Mary Kwiatkowski.

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Celebrity Big Brother 2 Preseason Power Rankings

And we’re back! Time for another season of Big Brother, specifically our second season of U.S. Celebrity Big Brother. I loved the first season SO much and I can hardly contain my excitement as we prepare to do it all again. The accelerated gameplay, the big personalities, the drama, and the laughs are all there with these celebrity seasons.

I wanted to get out some thoughts about the cast and just like last Celebrity Big Brother, this blog will be the only one for the season. Last year, Liana nailed the final 2 with Marissa and Ross at #1 and #2 respectively, so we’ll see if anybody can come close to that accuracy this time. Personally, I had Shannon and Chuck in my top 3, with Marissa and Ross the lowest of anyone (#5 and #6 respectively), so I’m hoping I can only go up from here!

To help me out I’ve recruited some familiar faces to also give their thoughts on the cast and see who has the best read on the new celebs: MTV expert Ali Lasher (@lashtweets), Canadian icon Kirsten MacInnis (@kirstensaidwhat), and Riverdale enthusiast Mary Kwiatkowski (@frailmary)! Let us know what you think either in the comments or on Twitter (@mattliguori)!

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1) Eva Marie

Natalie will be the biggest surprise of the season. There are plenty of big personalities in this cast, and someone like Natalie shouldn’t have a hard time laying low and getting everybody to like her, embracing the same little sister role that Ariadna did last season. A lot of winners lately have secured the votes by being the least unlikable of the final two, and Natalie is my top pick if our winner falls into that category.

1) Tamar

We’re living in a world where Tamar Braxton is the biggest Big Brother superfan on the show, and I am HERE for it. However, I don’t believe for a second that Tamar is chill in her everyday life. I’m a little worried that having been on reality TV before, Tamar will be hyper aware of her image and will be overly concentrated on how the audience will perceive her, rather than focusing on winning the game. If her status as a super fan triumphs over that, I think she could do really well in the game.


2) Tamar

Tamar may be the biggest Big Brother fan of these new celebs, so I’m hopeful she’ll be one of the biggest game-players. Despite knowing the most about the game, I worry about her ability to stay calm and lay low. Tamar thinks she’ll finish 3rd or 4th and I wouldn’t be surprised if that comes true, but she’s capable of playing a good game so I’m hoping she picks up confidence as the season unfolds.

2) Jonathan

Can I just say it is a CRIME that Jonathan Bennett won’t be in the house on October 3rd?! As I work to get passed this injustice, let’s talk about the professional cake-pun maker/Mean Girls hottie, Jonathan Bennett. I have really high hopes for Jonathan. While not a SUPER DUPER fan, he has a familiarity with Big Brother proper that I think will take him far in the game. It’s not all candy canes for Glen Coco though. I worry that Jonathan will be too trusting of his alliance and overestimate the value he adds to the group. If you show yourself to be a huge threat, you will go home.


3) Tom

An ability to keep your housemates laughing in an otherwise stressful environment can go a long way. Combine that with his apparent game knowledge and gentle tone of voice, Tom should do well! My biggest question is whether or not he can hide being a low-key big threat. I’ve seen a lot of comparisons to Mark McGrath regarding Tom, Joey, and Kato, but I think Tom is the best comparison. Mark made it to final 4 and was one comp win away from likely taking the whole thing, and I think Tom could go far just the same.

3) Lolo

Despite what the haters say, I like Lolo’s chances. I think her religious background will help her connect with unlikely allies in the house and her athletic prowess will take her far. Lolo is also coming in with a huge advantage having been on another competition reality show before. She should understand how the game works better than anyone else. Notably, she’s one of the only celebrities to truly impress me in the preseason interviews. While not a fan of regular Big Brother, she seems to have taken a lot of great lessons away from watching CBB season 1.

 


4) Kato

Being this hyped to even get inside the house already gives Kato a leg up over most of his competitors. Kato wants to play Big Brother and it sounds like he prepared as best as anybody could. I’m wondering where Kato fits into this cast, because looking around I can’t see many natural allies. Either way, I think he’s somebody to look out for.

4) Kandi

Kandi is one of my ALL TIME favorite Housewives so I am THRILLED to see her on CBB. I think Kandi is going to be a ton of fun and a wealth of GIFs. She should be able to navigate the evolving relationships in the house with ease. (If she can deal with the Housewives, she can deal with ANYTHING!) On a serious note, she seems like she’ll be able to get herself into the right alliances by being likable without seeming too strategic or too annoying. I was really impressed with her pregame interview and am hoping to see her stick around for the long haul!


5) Kandi

I loved Brandi despite not knowing of her prior, so I’m sure I’ll love Kandi just the same. She seems like a lot of fun and despite having minimal knowledge about the game, her social charm and willingness to glue herself to the kitchen and cook for everybody has me optimistic that Kandi will go far. I’m not sure if Kandi will be well equipped for the end game, but getting there is half the battle and I’d be pretty surprised to not see Kandi there in the final few days, at least going as far as Brandi did.

5) Tom

WOW Tom Green. It’s been awhile. Tom Green seems to be in on the joke of being on Celebrity Big Brother which will make him fun to watch. I wasn’t super high on Tom initially, but if he can actually implement his strategy of dialing the comedy back a bit in the house and letting loose in the diary room, he could be the perfect combination of strategic threat and TV gold. That said, saying you are going to act a certain way is a lot different than being able to actually do it in the house.


6) Jonathan

As someone so knowledgable and naturally likable, Jonathan is the most capable player entering the house… but that’s how I felt last year with Shannon. We got to see his personality (with Ika), but it felt like he was playing a character. You need to be your most authentic self in the house if you want to connect with anyone. If his high-energy doesn’t get him evicted earlier, he seems like a perfect candidate to play aggressive and be denied the win by a “bitter” jury.

6) Eva Marie

Everyone seems to love Natalie Eva Marie, and I’m not one to go tip-top-toes with WWE fans. That said, I’m not super high on Natalie’s chances to win. I think she is likable, but from an entertainment perspective I found her a bit too chill and low energy. I also don’t think she’ll be able to stay under the radar as much as she plans to. I give her a lot of credit for being one of the few celebs who actually knows a little bit about the game but other than that I don’t have much to say.

 


7) Lolo

Lolo is the strongest natural competitor on this cast, with intelligence and stamina to win just about any comp… but it’s her aggressive style of gameplay that lands her in the middle of my rankings. While aware she shouldn’t win everything, she hates to lose and being in the house turns your competitive dial all the way up. Lolo’s social game leaves a lot to be desired, but she could be a threat if she can keep her head in the game for the short few weeks.

7) Dina

DINA. “Clap hands emoji.” LOHAN. Please, please, please watch the first 21 seconds of Dina’s ET Canada interview. Ika asks, “How’s it going,” and Dina says, “Well it hasn’t started yet.” HER HEAD IS IN THE GAME, PEOPLE. Dina is going to be off the charts entertaining this season. She is going to talk nonstop about how she was famous before Lindsey despite being one of the most iconic Mom-agers in history (don’t worry Kris, you’re still untouchable). As far as game play, Dina has zero chance to win. I think Dina is going to face the block a couple times early on and may not be able to recover from that. P.S. Dina, I think Ika meant, “How are you?” Never change, girl!

 


8) Dina

Planning to embrace the role of house Mom, Dina won’t be on anybody’s radar as a threat. If she knows enough about the game, she should go for a role like Marissa’s from last season (attached to a power player). I’m unsure if there’s anything to the potential Jonathan-Dina connection, but if so he would be a perfect ally for Dina to stay loyal to and have him protect her. If Dina plays her cards right I would not be surprised to see her as the top candidate to bring to final 2.

8) Ricky

Healer and astrologer Ricky Williams is going to be the source of love and light for the CBB season, but beyond that, I doubt he has anything in common with Kaitlyn Herman. Ricky seems like a nice guy who’s easy to talk to and a tad full of himself. I’m expecting him to be boring from a TV perspective, but I think people in the house will LOVE him because he’s willing to spend his time focusing on them. What celeb doesn’t love an astrological reading and a foot massage? If we were doing these rankings by longevity in the house I would have him higher up, but as far as winning, I don’t think it’s written in the stars.


9) Joey

What am I supposed to do with this guy? He seems entirely unmotivated to play the game, admitting he has no interest in participating in alliances, backstabbing, or any of the essential parts in playing halfway-decent. I imagined Joey would be someone who could go far, but his head does not appear to be in it. I’ve been burned by interviews before, so I’m not putting Joey at the very bottom on the off chance he does decide to participate. It’s a fun game, Joey… put some effort in!

9) Kato

Kato is going in prepared to put his ego aside and be the houseguest who washes the dishes. Honestly? Not a terrible strategy. After watching his preseason interview, I don’t know if I want to hang out with Kato or if I’m terrified of Kato. He seems like he’s all-in which is more than I can say for some of the other celebrities joining him in the house, but I don’t know that it will be enough. He seems likely to fall into “odd man out” slot early on and his quick wit may not be enough to save him.


10) Ricky

I’m going to have to put a lot of trust into the casting team, because surely they saw something in Ricky that I’m not seeing. As a former athlete and somebody who believes they’ll be the smartest person in the house, I’m not totally counting Ricky out… but I imagine while he’s doing an astrology reading in one room, alliances he isn’t a part of will be plotting his demise in another.

10) Ryan

Ryan got the “gist” of Big Brother from watching the first two episodes of CBB, and that’s all you need to know to get the gist of what Ryan’s game will look like this season. Good for him for trying to strategize before going into the house, but there’s nothing new or interesting about the athlete that says they won’t win competitions straight off the bat. Ryan, you’re an Olympian, no one is going to underestimate your athletic ability. Also, with a house full of Big Brother noobs, I think Ryan may go early. It is always easy to get rid of the fittest guy in the house.


11) Ryan

I’ve known of Ryan for years but hadn’t heard him talk until these pregame interviews… and boy is he an airhead (or maybe it’s water lodged in there?). Celebrity Big Brother has its first surfer dude and call me crazy but I’ll never be very high on this archetype’s winning chances. Ryan seems easy to get along with, but being younger, good-looking, and athletic in a house full of celebrities is tough to overcome, just ask James Maslow.

11) Anthony

[Infuriated thoughts heavily redacted.]


12) Anthony

I’m not confident whatsoever in The Mooch’s ability to blend in and find useful allies within this group. The Mooch isn’t winning this game, but if this cast is anything like season 1’s with Omarosa, they won’t take him out too early knowing that the White House guy is bringing in more ratings and national attention. Omarosa made it to final 5, but her competitors (sans Ross) feared her… so I’d be surprised to see The Mooch make it that far.

12) Joey

Joey Lawrence HATES that he’s on Celebrity Big Brother, and he’s starting to convince me to agree with him. He did not put any effort into him being on CBB so why should I?

Kirsten

Mary


1) Tamar

I’m here to stan someone who has watched a lot of Big Brother and is looking to get information wherever she can. Tamar is going to be so fun to watch no matter how long she lasts and I really do like her chances at winning if she gets to the end.

1) Tom

As long as Tom can play it cool and stroke the other contestants egos he can easily make it far in this game. Plus, once they vote out Jonathan the houseguests will need someone else to make them laugh. My winner pick – DON’T LET ME DOWN!


2) Kandi

Kandi is coming into this game with a good grasp on the social aspect and an idea of how she wants to interact with the group as a whole. She wants to cook for people and we’ve seen that be a successful strategy in the past. She seems personable but mostly low-key, and sources tell me she won’t snap unless someone reallllly deserves it. I think she really has a shot.

2) Kandi

I am most excited to see Kandi play! One of the few people who actually has a strategy and wants to actively play the game. I expect her to get in a firm alliance early, and if she can keep her paranoia in check she could easily make it far.


3) Tom

I’m stanning the Canadian and that’s that. We haven’t seen a lot of Tom Green in a while but he seems very calm, level headed, and self-aware. He’s been studying the show and I think he knows what he needs to do socially. Maybe he’ll be our diary room star, maybe he’ll get in a prank war with JB. Regardless, I think he has an excellent chance to do well.

3) Kato

Another person who actually wants to win the game, Kato could be a good sleeper pick. With Mark McGrath upside, Kato’s plan to ‘be the perfect friend’ to everyone in the house and stay under the radar should help him make it to the end.


4) Lolo

I saw her described on Twitter as looking like a combination of Kaitlyn Bristowe and Morgan Willett  and now I can’t unsee it!! I have a hard time believing she actually watched CBB during the Olympics, but having seen the season in general is a big advantage in this group. I really like her fency fencerton answers and I don’t think she’ll be an early target. She’s obviously very athletic and I can see her winning down the stretch when she needs to. Having previous reality TV experience is also a big advantage – hopefully it works out for her because honestly we might have to stan.

4) Tamar

Our one true superfan of the season, Tamar is here for the “true Big Brother experience.” As long as the others don’t see her as too much of a threat, her game knowledge and flexible strategy could really help her in the end game.


5) Jonathan

Jonathan loves Canada which certainly buys him points with me but WOW is he shot out of a cannon. I think in the isolation of Big Brother he will be seen as entertaining and the other houseguests will be hesitant to get rid of him. I do hate when someone comes in saying “my strategy is not to have a strategy” but his attitude is good and regardless of how much the comment sections hate him, I think we should be prepared to see him last a vast majority of the season.

5) Ryan

Hype to get out of his comfort zone and put ‘two pongs up,’ I see Ryan lasting approximately three days before his nighttime swims (that are fooling NOBODY) come back to bite him. If he can team up with a (hopefully) strategic player like Kandi or Tamar he might last until mid-game. Possible Brett upside or Fessy downside…


6) Eva Marie

She seems like a genuine, nice person. We’ve seen it work in the past and it can easily work in this compressed season as well. She did her homework and I think we’ll be seeing her for a little while.

6) Anthony

The Mooch comes across intelligent, but naïve. While he claims to not have it in himself to be ruthless, his reputation may proceed him and he could easily get picked off early because of it. On the other hand his ties to last year’s houseguest Omarosa could be beneficial if he gained any insight from her experience. Hopes aren’t high, best case scenario he has ‘older guy’ upside.


7) Kato

My mom watched SO much of the OJ trial that I somehow have memories of seeing it on TV even though I was barely alive. Kato will be around for a little while at the very least because he will be able to give some insider information on OJ and people still live for that! He seems fun and engaging and if he really goes for it I think he’s charming enough to possibly make a case for himself.

7) Lolo

My biggest worry for Lolo is not being able to resist going all out in competitions. If she can hide her strengths she could make it through the first few votes, but I can see the real gamers wanting to pick her off before she makes it too far.


8) Dina

Dina might surprise us. She seems personable, is worried about being nice, and is a great communicator. She’s open to the experience, is interested in how things work and learning as much as possible, and could absolutely be one of those people who picks up the game quickly.

8) Eva Marie

Another strong competitor, Natalie is right there with Lolo in the middle of the pack. I hope she can also lay low and then crank out some wins in the second half of the game, but she may need to align with some players less similar to herself.


9) Ricky

He says he can talk a lot about astrology with people, but I don’t trust anyone who is so dependent on sun signs OK? If they aren’t letting him smoke in the house, I really don’t think he’ll be long for the game.

9) Ricky

New Zen Ricky is here to rub all your feet and tell you all your horoscopes, and boy am I here for it. Hopefully he will bring some much needed ‘love and light’ into the BB house this season, but my hopes aren’t high for his game savvy.


10) Joey

He’s not even the best Lawrence brother! I feel like if he doesn’t quit it’s exclusively because he doesn’t want to lose other opportunities with CBS. He acts like he doesn’t care about the game and he’s always thinking about the troops (honestly sounds exhausting) but I think he’s going to end up taking all of this SO much more personally than we expect.

10) Jonathan

Sometimes a fun character can be even more entertaining than a good player, and for that we have Jonathan Bennett. His hair may look sexy pushed back, but unless that translates to a good social game he may be in trouble. At least he appears self-aware about his annoyingness.


11) Ryan

He seems fairly useless, but his sous-chef strategy could work a little by accident. If he’s not doing anything all day and swimming all night, he’ll not only bore us but he won’t make connections with the houseguests. I really don’t think this is going to pan out for him. If he gets to the end, you never know who could get a vote to win though.

11) Joey

I stand by my initial assessment that they chose the wrong Lawrence brother (BRING IN JACK HUNTER!!!). Unfortunately Joey’s love of money doesn’t seem to be enough to motivate him into actually playing the game, but if he bros down he could get carried out of sheer laziness.


12) Anthony

He refers to himself as self-aware but also naïve and living in denial. I think people will be interested in talking to him about his White House experience, and CBS will want to milk as much as possible out of getting those stories. I can’t get a great read on him and honestly would not be surprised at him coming out in any possibly placement, but I cannot see the other players voting for him to win.

12) Dina

Have Mercy. Unfortunately not the Lohan we were dreaming of, Dina has no idea what she is in for. In addition to her general spaciness, I’m not sure Dina even knows what game she is playing. If she takes her daughter’s advice to ‘stay silent and learn about people’ she might be able to fly under the radar, but her lack of killer instinct caps her off as a bottom tier player.

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Rob Cesternino joins Taran Armstrong, Brent Wolgamott and Melissa Deni to draft the cast of CBS’s Celebrity Big Brother 2, to premiere Monday, January 21, 2019.

 

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Liana Boraas and Pooya Zand Vakili break down the latest season of 90 Day Fiance. They discussee the broadcast showee, the cast on social mediaee, Book Cameoee, GoFundMeee, and so much more.

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Bachelor Season 23 Episode 2: Awkward Toasts, Camping with Colton, and First Time Tales http://robhasawebsite.com/bachelor-season-23-episode-2-awkward-toasts-camping-with-colton-and-first-time-tales/ http://robhasawebsite.com/bachelor-season-23-episode-2-awkward-toasts-camping-with-colton-and-first-time-tales/#respond Wed, 16 Jan 2019 04:24:45 +0000 http://robhasawebsite.com/?p=384062 Amy and Haley discuss The Bachelor Season 23 Episode 2, including Colton's storytelling date, summer camp competitions, and awkward 1-on-1.

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Amy and Haley recap The Bachelor Season 23 Episode 2, as Colton Underwood goes on a one-on-one date with Hannah B, a “first time” storytelling group date, and a Bachelor Summer Camp group date.
In this podcast, they talk about:
  • the storytelling group date featuring Nick Offerman and Megan Mulally
  • Demi telling the story of her first kiss with Colton by kissing him in the audience
  • Tracy’s one-sided feud with Demi about touching the rose
  • Hannah B’s one-on-one date in the desert with a hot tub
  • Hannah B acting awkward on the date
  • Elyse being part of the cougar den of women 27 years old and up
  • Caelynn and Hannah talking about each other behind their backs
  • the Camp Bachelor group date featuring Billy Eichner
  • the winning team getting to stay overnight on the group date
  • Demi stealing Colton away to the Fantasy Closet for a massage while wearing a robe at the cocktail party
  • Bachelor Nation news and more!
Amy and Haley provide an update of Draft Scores and answer listener questions. Follow Scorekeeper George on Twitter (@GeorgeCTV) for full draft point details.
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Survivor 2018 Year In Review http://robhasawebsite.com/survivor-2018-year-in-review/ http://robhasawebsite.com/survivor-2018-year-in-review/#respond Tue, 15 Jan 2019 06:35:52 +0000 http://robhasawebsite.com/?p=383977 Mike Bloom, Liana Boraas and Shannon Gaitz are back to talk about Survivor’s five 2018 seasons (Ghost Island, South Africa, New Zealand, Australia and David vs Goliath) and go through your survey results. They discuss and rank the year’s best players, biggest characters, crazy moments and more.

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Mike Bloom, Liana Boraas and Shannon Gaitz are back to talk about Survivor’s five 2018 seasons (Ghost Island, South Africa, New Zealand, Australia and David vs Goliath) and go through your survey results. They discuss and rank the year’s best players, biggest characters, crazy moments and more.

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Alison Raybould: Survivor Post Game Retrospective http://robhasawebsite.com/alison-raybould-survivor-retrospective/ http://robhasawebsite.com/alison-raybould-survivor-retrospective/#respond Tue, 15 Jan 2019 05:45:56 +0000 http://robhasawebsite.com/?p=383971 Rob Cesternino talks with Survivor: David vs. Goliath's Alison Raybould about her entire 37 day journey throughout the season.

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Alison Raybould: Survivor Post Game Retrospective

Rob Cesternino catches up with Survivor: David vs. Goliath‘s Dr. Alison Raybould in the fourth of our post game retrospectives. Alison shares her strategy in the game from trying to downplay her designation as a Goliath and being selected as one of the strongest on her tribe right from the getgo. Rob and Alison discuss her time on Goliath beach and dealing with the Natalie vs. Jeremy feud, as well as her time on the outs of the Tiva tribe during the swap. They discuss the blindside of Carl, her lack of rewards, the many attempts to take her out as a big target in the game, her time at Ponderosa, and much more of her 37 days in the game.

See Also:

Gabby Pascuzzi: Survivor Post Game Retrospective

Nick Wilson: Survivor Post Game Retrospective

Christian Hubicki: Survivor Post Game Retrospective

The RHAP Best Moments of 2018 Special

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See Also:
Gabby Pascuzzi: Survivor Post Game Retrospective
Nick Wilson: Survivor Post Game Retrospective
Christian Hubicki: Survivor Post Game Retrospective
The RHAP Best Moments of 2018 Special
Episode Sponsor:
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RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 4 | Episode 5 Ru-Cap http://robhasawebsite.com/rupauls-drag-race-all-stars-4-episode-5-ru-cap/ http://robhasawebsite.com/rupauls-drag-race-all-stars-4-episode-5-ru-cap/#respond Mon, 14 Jan 2019 04:37:10 +0000 http://robhasawebsite.com/?p=383962 Mike Bloom, Brent Wolgamott, and Liana Boraas put on their preacher robes and make sure to do their eye makeup as they recap this week's episode of RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars 4.

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Mike Bloom, Brent Wolgamott, and Liana Boraas put on their preacher robes and make sure to do their eye makeup as they recap this week’s episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 4.

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Celebrity Big Brother 2 Cast Reactions with Taran Armstrong http://robhasawebsite.com/celebrity-big-brother-2019-cast/ http://robhasawebsite.com/celebrity-big-brother-2019-cast/#respond Mon, 14 Jan 2019 04:30:41 +0000 http://robhasawebsite.com/?p=383933 Rob Cesternino and Taran Armstrong react to the newly released 12-person cast of the second season of Celebrity Big Brother.

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Celebrity Big Brother 2 Cast Reactions with Taran Armstrong

Rob Cesternino and Taran Armstrong react to the newly released 12-person cast of the second season of Celebrity Big Brother.

Cast

  1. Kato Kaelin
  2. Jonathan Bennett
  3. Lolo Jones
  4. Ricky Williams
  5. Joey Lawrence
  6. Dina Lohan
  7. Tamar Braxton
  8. Tom Green
  9. Kandi Burruss
  10. Natalie Eva Marie
  11. Ryan Lochte
  12. Anthony Scaramucci

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Cast

* Kato Kaelin
* Jonathan Bennett
* Lolo Jones
* Ricky Williams
* Joey Lawrence
* Dina Lohan
* Tamar Braxton
* Tom Green
* Kandi Burruss
* Natalie Eva Marie
* Ryan Lochte
* Anthony Scaramucci

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Top Chef 16, Episode 6 | Roaring Munchies (with Jim Smith) http://robhasawebsite.com/top-chef-16-episode-6-roaring-munchies-with-jim-smith/ http://robhasawebsite.com/top-chef-16-episode-6-roaring-munchies-with-jim-smith/#respond Mon, 14 Jan 2019 04:03:05 +0000 http://robhasawebsite.com/?p=383958 Unpack your knives and stay!  We're turning back time and repeating history on the Top Chef Judges Round Table, only on Reality TV RHAP-Ups. Mike Bloom and Antonio Mazzaro are joined by season 14 cheftestant and season 16 Last Chance Kitchen contender Jim Smith to discuss the most recent episode of Top Chef.

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Unpack your knives and stay!  We’re turning back time and repeating history on the Top Chef Judges Round Table, only on Reality TV RHAP-Ups. Mike Bloom and Antonio Mazzaro are joined by season 14 cheftestant and season 16 Last Chance Kitchen contender Jim Smith to discuss the most recent episode of Top Chef. Together the three discuss the cocktail-inspired dishes, Jim’s experience in Last Chance Kitchen this season, and the origin story behind stovepipe hats.
DRAFT PICKS:
Mike – Natalie, Justin, David, Brother
Antonio – Sara, Pablo, Brian, Carrie
Haley – Kelsey, Eric, Michelle, Kevin
Curt – Nini, Eddie, Brandon, Adrienne
Josh – JIMS!

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News AF 171 | Bird Box Challenge is News AF – Jan 12, 2019 http://robhasawebsite.com/news-af-171-bird-box-challenge-is-news-af-jan-12-2019/ http://robhasawebsite.com/news-af-171-bird-box-challenge-is-news-af-jan-12-2019/#respond Sun, 13 Jan 2019 19:29:46 +0000 http://robhasawebsite.com/?p=383940 Rob, Tyson and Danny talk about a Utah teenager who attempts the Bird Box Challenge driving blindfolded and all the interesting internet news stories of the week!

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Rob, Tyson and Danny talk about a Utah teenager who attempts the Bird Box Challenge driving blindfolded and all the interesting internet news stories of the week!

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MTV Reality RHAPup | Ex on the Beach Season 2 The Beginning http://robhasawebsite.com/mtv-reality-rhapup-ex-on-the-beach-season-2-the-beginning/ http://robhasawebsite.com/mtv-reality-rhapup-ex-on-the-beach-season-2-the-beginning/#respond Fri, 11 Jan 2019 05:41:17 +0000 http://robhasawebsite.com/?p=383929 Ali Lasher and Haley Strong teamed up for the podcast of their dreams covering Ex on the Beach Season 2. Ex on the Beach sceptic, Brian Cohen joined in to find out what he missed out on in the first few episodes of the series.

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Ali Lasher and Haley Strong teamed up for the podcast of their dreams covering Ex on the Beach Season 2. Ex on the Beach sceptic, Brian Cohen joined in to find out what he missed out on in the first few episodes of the series. They described the format and the first elimination but most importantly, they covered all of the drama.

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