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Thursday, August 23, 2007

The Overnight Report

12:30am BBT
Dick & Daniele

Dani: Stop holding it over my head. I'm not saying I'm not thankful. I've thanked you a million times. You didn't have to do it. That has nothing to do with it. If I go and say something to Amber, and say well you can't put him up on the block either, and then you get HoH & throw her up on the block, how does that make me look?
Dick: Would I have made a deal for you and me?
Dani: Please answer me. Please answer me. Please answer me...
Dick: Would you throw her n the block
Dani: Please answer me..
Dick: So don't make a deal for me and let me go up on the block. Do you think I would have made a deal that..
Dani: Oh my God.
Dick: Just answer my question...
Dani: No. You wont answer my question...
Dick: Do you think if the roles were reversed I would have made a deal that would have likely thrown you up on the block?

It starts here and devolves quickly into another all out war.

Dani: You wanna know what I'm so upset about? how rude you speak to me... You have no relationship with... etc., etc...
    **You really have to listen to it live to get the impact.
Here's the clip:

1:30am BBT
Dick & Daniele
Kitchen Counter
Calmer, in a public space, then more fireworks... Dick's tone and approach are quite gentle throughout.

Dick: If you're gonna yell at me, please talk to me in specifics...
Dani: One thing, you're touching on my personal life. My relationship with my brother, nothing to do with you. My relationship with your mother's ex-husband, nothing to do with you.
Dick: It's a pattern.
Dani: I'm sorry I wasn't brought up in a happy close family..
Dick: I'm sorry I couldn't give that to you..

Dick: You haven't let people be there for you. There's a difference.
Dani: OMG, Wow.


Dick: You don't take responsibility for any part of any of the breakdowns of the relationships in your life..
Dani: (groan)
Dick: Have you ever taken any responsibility for the breakdown of our relationship?
Dani: Yes. I have. Numerous times.... Don't look at me like that...
Dick: You never have once.
Dani: OK.. (snarky)


Dick: Since you have attitude and shake your head and say I'm this horrible person...
Dani: Am I saying that?? No. You're saying I'm a horrible person... Yeah, you know that cuz you know me so well... That's all you ever say.
Dick: I also tell you how proud I am of you, what an amazing person you are, and a whole lot of other stuff. There's a 1000 things positive that I tell you to one thing you take negative. I'm sorry I couldn't give you a great home and family... but I never left. I never abandoned you. It was your choice.
Dani: I can't do this.

Deep sigh.

Dick: You always quit.

Dani runs away, up to HoH...

Dani: You see things from your side. No! I don't think you've always been there for me. I don't take people out of my life for no reason.
Dick: Like 30 phone calls when I was trying to get ahold of you. That's a reason to take someone out of your life for 2 years?
Dani: Yeah.. that's why.
Dick: Well, that's what you said...
Dani: (Under her breath) Go f yourself. (disappears into HoH)

Dick takes refuge, cocooning himself under the covers in the Hookah Room.

1:39am BBT
Dani & Amber
HoH Room
Dani cries to Amber about her dad... Oh, Dani...

Amber: You're so strong, you're so smart, you're a good person... I don't know anybody else who could deal with this in this house...
Dani: (crying and being mothered by Amber)
Amber: You're such a good person... You're such a smart girl too..

Dani: yesterday, he was like, "Did you make a deal with Amber? Did you make a deal with Amber?" I'm like "NO!" He's all, "I've done so much for you in this game, and you can't even watch my back." I'm so over him, and then he turns from that to personal stuff, about family.. I'm sorry I didn't grow up with a family.. I'm so sick of him being here..
Amber: Do you want him out of here. I'm asking as a friend..
Dani: Honestly no.. because strategically in the game, that doesn't help me at all, and that's what's so hard. Going from not talking to someone to seeing them all the time... Him calling me too many times is NOT the reason.. he did HORRIBLE things to me, and I'm not gonna get into it on National Television... Going from that to acting like we're best friends. It's too much...
    Et Tu, Daniele?

3:21am BBT
Dani & Amber, still

Dani: The one thing I regret in this game was the Nick thing, but other than that, I do not regret anything at all. You gotta do what you gotta do. The past is the past...
Amber: Who do you think Eric would put up if he got it?
Dani: Probably Zach and Jameka. Eric wants Zach out of here.
Amber: I can totally see that. I totally want HoH...
Dani: It's so much more stressful than you would think. But this was the easiest HoH week this season, just because of everything that happened, and everyone's happy at the end... and there's an extra vote... that makes me a little happy. The first zero vote. That'll make a lot of people happy. I just think it's kind of ironic that she put me up week 2, and not even for game reasons, and I'm the one sending her home, and not at all for personal reasons.

Dani: What do you think people think of her?
Amber: I bet a lot of people like her, cuz she comes off as ballsy.

Dani: I see my dad as being the person people love to hate.
Amber: Your dad. He is something else. He's funny.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

That is Dani's biggest downfall... She is very selfish and self-centered. She is so worried about how it makes he feel, not giving any consideration to the sacrifices her dad has made. It makes me sad to see this poor dad pouring his heart out to his daughter, doing the best he can do as a dad, and she just seems oblivious to what parenting is all about. She is obviously very spoiled and hasn't had to see what life in the real world is like... Someday, especially when/if she has kids, she will really see how much of a rotten kid/child/baby she has been. Too bad that won't be on national TV to be witnessed by all.


9:07 AM  
Blogger Cindy said...

Daniele is a spoiled little brat. I'm slightly older than Dick, but I get his logic. I'm not saying he's innoccent in their relationship, but geeeeeeeeez, he's really trying and she just keepx throwing her little temper tantrum. It's heartbreaking to watch.

9:08 AM  
Blogger Innamorata said...

YAY!!!! FINALLY! I was waiting and waiting and waiting for Dick to catch on to what his sweet little daughter did this time!!!

It finally occurred to him that Dani all but threw him under the bus by making that deal with Amber. The deal was Amber wouldn't put Dani up on the block if Dani used the Veto on her. Oh how nice....

Now I don't know about anyone else, but I was so upset when I heard her do this. Two reasons:

1.) She didn't even THINK to ask for immunity for her dad. Did she have to? Nope. she didn't. Would he have insisted on immunity for them both though? Yup, he would have, and we all know it's true, no matter what you want to say about the man. He would have insisted that deal included his daughter. Dani thinks of only herself as usual......

2.) Not only was she once again selfish, but by not including him in on the deal, she all but GUARANTEED that Amber would be forced to put her dad up. Come on, we all know that if one Donato has immunity one week then the other automatically is a target. Is this NEWS to anyone? She knows this, we know this, and GOD she makes me mad!

Dani knows what she is doing and her deceitful, shady and selfish ways are wearing my last nerve so raw it burns right now. There is no doubt in my mind she is more than aware what making the individual deal meant for her and for her dad, and as I said, say what you like about Dick, we all know he would have never DREAMED about making a solo deal with Amber, never. His mind automatically works in pairs when it comes to him, that is how much he thinks of his daughter. Oh yeah, terrible terrible father.....please!

Great job Dani. Now Amber is more than likely going to nominate your dad, fantastic! Been biting my tongue on posting this until Dick caught on as to how selfish that Dani/Amber deal was. FINALLY! I knew it would hit him once they discussed it, the man may be an ass but he's no fool. Sadly, his daughter is no fool either and she knew exactly what she was doing when she made the solo deal and how she was lining up her dad for the toss............Lord help me but do I despise that girl.

I have to go call my dad.....


9:13 AM  
Blogger kevin said...

I just want to mention that Daniele has not been on good terms with her Dad for 7 years, 1/3 of her entire life.

Daddys will always love-and would do ANYTHING for-daughters, but daughters will not always reciprocate.

looks like a lot of people (at least those posts that are approved) here understand that Dani is kind of a shitty person... pretty good BB player, but kinda crappy as a daughter.

I don't think there is anything Dani could do that would make Dick thro her under the bus tho.

9:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ironic.... hahaha- he gets what he gives!!!

9:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

DANI cut the SHIT OUT! grow up!

she really needs to get over herself. dick has been trying so hard this season to get close to her and show her how much he cares about her. despite what has happened in their past, she needs to at least stop being such a bitch to him on live television. grow some balls daniele and actually talk to the man. he at least deserves that.

9:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I could not agree more!!! I thought the same thing when Dani made that deal and I am so glad that Dick figured it out. I am so tired of her constant whining. She whines more than my 2 year old, it's wearing on my nerves!

9:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What Dani did is wrong and selfish and she is brat....but I like that she is playing on some level for herself...there isn't a lot of people left. Dani needs to take herself to the end, granted everyone is right ED would of tried to get a deal with for the both of them. But at what point do they play for themselves bottom line is everyone is going to try to break up 2's following this week...targets are persons of 2's so now is the time to make side deals for yourself....

I'm not the biggest Fan of DICK I think he is beyond crude and he has been told numerious times but Dani to stop treating everyone so awful.....and he better start being low key and not blowing up at every minute now that there are less people because he is a huge target and but the looks of it they might be able to get Dani to turn on him and vote him out....

9:27 AM  
Blogger Ashley said...

I thought it was some BS when Dani didn't ask Amber to ensure her dad's safety as well. It was quite clear that Amber would of agreed to anything.
This was a bad move strategically for Dani in a couple of ways. Not making sure her closest alliance is safe puts her at greater risk because if he goes she has no one. And pissing off her closest alliance is not going to help her either. I doubt he will be so fast to help her again knowing she won't do it back.
But beyond the game it's just plan sad how much her father will do for her but she can't do the same.
We don't know all the in and outs of what happen to cause a riff but what we do know is Dick has stuck his neck out for her. The fact she won't do the same hurts my heart for Dick. I hope after the game they work out whatever issues they have. I think Dani doesn't realize how lucky she is to have a father that loves her so much.

9:34 AM  
Blogger Carolyn said...

Kevin - re post moderation - the only things that cause a comment to get dumped are:
1. aggressive/insulting behavior towards other commenters.
2. calling a young woman a whore or similar.
3. inciting violence against an HG, another commenter or me.
4. Comments in all caps, if I'm in a foul mood, cuz i think yelling is rude.
5. And occasionally, comments that offer nothing to the conversation get left on the editing room floor - a la "so n so sucks!" with no basis of support - who cares?

Otherwise, I could care less which side people are on.

9:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think people will make side deals with Dani at the cost of voting her Dad out, and I think Dani will take them up on their offer. About time Dick needs to go not because he is rude he is but because he is a good player....Jessica, Eric, & Dani need to start getting Dick, Zack, Amber....OUT... Danielle doesn't not want to be standing next to her dad in the never know...people might flip on Dani because they felt played better by Dick....Dani needs to be next to Zach to win it...

9:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dani is unable to reach out to her Dad - she still has lots of growing up to do.
Innamorata has made great points: please also remember Dani's little speech to the HGs the previous week to get off the nomination - dissociated/ distanced herself from her Dad to stay in the game.
Dani is just focused on playing the game - her prime directive. And her choice!
Btw, what an immature thing to say "I did not choose to be on this earth!" Grow up, Dani!
She does not think of the opportunity to heal her relationship with Dick is worth more than the possible $500K.
If she wins eventually, it will be at the expense of her own "family" however dysfunctional it may be.
She will have a lifetime to regret the decision to shut out her Dad.
Dick comes out of this - winner or not of the final prize - as a bigger person.
I wish him well both in the game and in life.

9:51 AM  
Blogger Heidi Petrelli said...

I have read part of her Live Journal and I really like her.
I am also tired of Dick
pushing everything he sees as her problems in her face. Here they are on national tv and he is like
"You are not talking to this person,this person.etc"
Maybe she doesn't want to do Jerry Springer or on-air
therapy. Especially from a man who
threatens women.

9:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Understand up front that I am coming at this from a game only standpoint and not from the personal tragedy that seems to be their relationship. Also, am a E&J fan.

I was very excited when the deal was set up for the D&D&E&J to the final four was done. This was bound to happen -- they would implode and Dani would turn on her Dad. She's not intentionally setting him up, but also not protecting her one TRUE "got your back" in this game -- the one that won't change day by day. I believe this will only get worse and we will see Dick gone at some point since she won't absolutely have his back. Then, she can't see that she is setting herself up to be gone without her only protection.

That leaves the only two who will never turn on each other in the house and thereby in power. Go E&J!

Now, on a personal note. I only wish my father was still here so I could go call him. At least I can sleep in peace every night knowing that he knew how much we both loved each other.

9:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

First, I want to say I am NOT a Danielle fan. I think she is bratty and selfish. But I often wonder what exactly Dick did to her that could be so bad she can't talk about it on tv???

10:05 AM  
Blogger Stacy said...

Dick is not my favorite person in the house but......he has bent over backwards and done backflips for this girl. And for what? She is constantly rude to him and he takes it, when he would never take that from someone else. He sacrificed himself for her...and still she has no respect for him. As far as the game I dont care for his tactics towards others, but as for how he has treated his daughter, he deserves alot of kudos!!!

I hope she wakes up and sees that even though he can be ab ass....she is lucky to have a father that will do these things for and with her. Some of us arent that lucky!!

10:08 AM  
Blogger Raechel said...

I hope Dick wins HOH and puts up Amber and Jameka and gets Amber out. because we know that Daniele will be fighting to get rid Jameka over Amber because of her deal and I hope everyone goes with Dick and gets Amber out. I can't stand Danieles constant whining POOR ME, its old already.

10:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good points everyone!

My heart goes out to both Dani and Dick. I truly want them to reconnect.
Anon wrote -" Dani distanced herself from her dad" true, but remember, she's a young girl who has grown up with a dad with a rap sheet (icluding spousal abuse, traumatic injury and illegal possesion of a firearm, according to L.A. public records)...a man who puts a cussing,cig puffing,spitting,farting, stinking barrier between him and the rest of the world.

So now he wants to clean up his act (sort of) and reconnect with his kid. Great. I hope he does...but it won't happen over night.

Frankly, I think they both have a lot of growing up to do.

anon too

10:14 AM  
Blogger Cliff O'Neill said...

Dani. Yeah, spoiled, young and immature. I don't care for her, but on this, I'd give her plenty of slack. How terrible it is/must be to have hideous parent(s). That is /must be really painful and I really sympathize with her on that.

Again, personally, I think she's well rid of him and can either choose to get counseling to repair the relationship (which I don't think is worth saving) or get therapy to cope with life with a circle of familial love which doesn't include him.

Dick. Horrible human being. Period. End of story. I said it before, even a pygmy marmoset would want to look out for its offspring; that doesn't make him special.

What I found astounding/illustrating is that after 21 years he expects his daughter to be willing to sacrifice for him the way he'd sacrifice for her.

Parents' and kids' relationships just don't work that way and parents who think they do or should, I feel, express a deep level of immaturity. Expect to be disappointed by your child in cases like this. You created them, they didn't create you. Want it put in terms you'll understand? They don't get it; that's the way the world works.

Ask yourself this: How amazed/shocked/appalled is society when they see a case of a parent completely abandoning or neglecting a child? Does it make the news? Now, how often do you hear "startling" news of seniors being abandoned by their adult children? How often do you think that happens that you don't hear about?

Food for thought.

10:20 AM  
Blogger kevin said...

carolyn-i wasn't suggesting you edit posts for content, i get it-viscious/irrelevent posts get dumped. sorry if it sounded like that. but thanks for the list.

just watched Dani "pouring her heart out" to Amber in the recent video...

you just wait-a few minutes later Dani will be in the DR all smiles. She is a VERY manipulative person, especially when it comes to Amber "Shortbus" Tomcavage (who i really want to see win on Powerof10... no really, she deserves something- bc she aint gonna win BB)...
Dani's attitude really worries me, but I think she'll be able to look back in years to come and see how crappy she was to her Dad-even if he did do horrible things to her.

10:22 AM  
Blogger Innamorata said...

to a few of the anons, the very LAST anon and Ashley as well, amen & hallelujah :-)

(especially to the last anon stating they wished they could call THEIR father, God Bless love.....)

Ashley made the fantastic point that i didn't even think of, whereas Dani is willing to sacrifice the ONE person that is a guranteed ally. Her father isn't going to change with the wind as have all the other alliances in this house. I think Dick would rather walk out of that house than even entertain the thought of abandoning his daughter, how can she not see that? Or does she? Her heart may be blacker than we all think.......

I am pretty close with my father, and I sincerely apologize if perhaps I am taking this too personally. Truth be told, I more than likely am so i am sorry to all. I almost lost my dad years ago and he is very ill now so I brace myself everyday. I can recognize that I am probably projecting, but I stand by what I feel in their scenario.

She is a 21 year old girl, and for that I am cutting her some slack. I was dreadful to my father at that age. I will be 33 in a couple of weeks and I know more than ever what a loving parent does for your soul. I also know what throwing that love away does to it as well, so she needs to take heed.

BB8 will end soon, her conscious will live on and for that alone I worry about what kind of daughter she plans on being. If she could show a touch of the compassion Dick has shown to her, things would be so different.......I don't swallow the whole "victim" role very well, buck up mama and see your part in the disastrous relationship before making the same repeated mistakes.

My dad is nothing like Dick granted, but we had our problems like you would not believe. At the end of the day, he would die for me as Dick would for you Dani, remember that.


10:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dani: "I did not choose to be on this earth!"

Ya, the last time I said that I think I was like 13. MAYBE at the latest 15. Not when I was an ADULT of the age of 21!

I really think that she's making mountains out of mole hills here.


10:26 AM  
Blogger Natasha said...

I understand how much Dick loves Dani but at the same time he needs to stop trying to blame her for everything and start acting like a role model and really take a look at himself. He needs anger management not counseling for the both of them. He also needs to learn how to interact with people on more mature levels. Moreso just trying to understand where other people are coming from. He's accusing Dani of having too many failed relationships with her family like she's got something wrong with her, yet Dick is the only person in the house that has fought and offended every single HG in the most hurtful ways.

I wouldn't want to be friends with him either. I'd be afraid that if I ticked him off the tiniest bit he'd go off and call me every demeaning word in the book and finish me off by spitting in my face....then turn around an hour later and say sorry expecting me to forgive him because he's "sorry".

10:27 AM  
Blogger Carolyn said...

anon too - the rap sheet is being widely circulated, but it's also unconfirmed. that's why it hasn't been posted here.

10:28 AM  
Blogger Innamorata said...

"Ask yourself this: How amazed/shocked/appalled is society when they see a case of a parent completely abandoning or neglecting a child? Does it make the news? Now, how often do you hear "startling" news of seniors being abandoned by their adult children? How often do you think that happens that you don't hear about?

Food for thought."

Wow Cliff, very well put and point taken, touche'. Sad isn't it?

I rarely agree with your opinion but find it ALWAYS intelligent and well thought out. I do agree on one point you made in this post where you state that parents are expected to love/treat their children better than their children will treat them. That is very true and I agree.

My point in return is just wishful thinking I guess based on experience after going through my own tragedies with a parent. It made me look through his eyes for once, and showed me that I was being selfish as a daughter. I wish that for Dani, and even moreso for Dick is all.......


10:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry, Carolyn. I promise to thoroughly vet my sources from now on :-)

anon. too ~*~

10:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

people rem that dani is only 21... she still a lil girl.. she don't see what her dad is talking about...

10:38 AM  
Blogger Evel Girl said...

Alot of us have been dealt shit hands in life. She needs to stop using a crappy childhood as a crutch, grow up and get on with her life.

10:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

u guys: "how do you think this make feel" "how do you think this make feel" "how do you think this make feel""how do you think this make feel"
is not all about YOU!!!

10:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Could this season get any spicier?? I do feel bad for Dani having her personal life being spoon fed to America. She is a young girl who hasn't yet had time to sort her life & her hurts out. This has got to be stressful, and let's not forget who her dad is! As fun as he can be to watch, I imagine he'd be incredibly difficult to live with & be parented by!

10:44 AM  
Anonymous MoNYC said...

My most compassionate/empathetic part asks: If there's a shrink on call in there, why can't they do some mediation between these two?

The rest of me knows the reasons why and they sadden me. This isn't entertainment.

I don't know what Dani endured but at least Dick is trying. Some fathers don't even do that much. Humans aren't perfect, parents aren't perfect, nobody's perfect and I wish she'd mature enough to see this. We can only do Now, be in Now, not yesterday or tomorrow. Ay, Dani...

10:46 AM  
Anonymous meemma said...

The irony of their disagreements is that the ONE female in the house that he cares about. The one he loves the most. The one he would do anything for in this game, is the very one who might throw him under the bus--his own daughter. He should take stock in that and really think about it. His karma is biting him hard right about now.

We have no idea of what their family was like and what he did exactly to her and vice versa to make this relationship so painful.

On a personal note, I hope that they eventually work things out after they get out of there. I really do.

10:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

great point ANONYM!! Dani head is in the game for herself... but is it worth it... re-building a relationship with her father is price-less!! No money can buy that!

I really wonder like most what did dick do that was soo bad that she can't mention it on national TV...

The only thing that comes to mind... and hope is not... is a sexual abuse... to her, her mother or brother... b/c cheating is wrong, but no big deal...

you know what it might be physical and emotional abuse... we can clearly see that he capable of doing so.... but then again...
why not share...

10:47 AM  
Anonymous MoNYC said...

I saw his rap sheet and I'm kinda sorry I did.

Does a rap sheet become the identity of that person for the rest of his (or her) life?

Obviously the BB show, no matter how ratings hungry they are, would never put a candidate they would deem threatening and dangerous to the other HGs etc.

10:49 AM  
Blogger Daniel said...

Playing devils advocate here but Dani did “ASK” Dick if she should offer a deal for “herself” to Amber if she took Amber off the block. I know in family matters that there is always two sides to every story and the hard part here is that we don’t know any of the back story. I can only imagine how hard it is to deal with this game and try and deal with personal issues also, and that would apply to both of them. Just my 2 cents.

10:50 AM  
Blogger Stephen said...

RE: Alida-
If the game reflected people's personal lives I would totally agree with you- but this is a game and Dani had to do what was best for her, and in her mind that meant not including her father in the deal. Was that necessarily the best idea- no? But in her mind it was- and she has proven time and time again that she plays this game purely strategic and what she thinks is best for her. I agree- her dad is trying to use this experience as a means to fix their relationship, and he fails to see that Dani is not comfortable doing it with 50 cameras watching every second of it. I am not the biggest Dani fan, but I totally see where she is coming from in all of this.

10:59 AM  
Anonymous Jeannie said...

wow I stayed up till the wee hours once again watching the feeds lol and saw her and her dad and it is so sad from my point of view. This should definately be done outside of the house as they are not getting anywhere with their situation. Dick has tried since he came in the house to reach out to her and she in my opinion doesn't give two hoots. My parents disowned me and my son 12 years ago, he was only 5 at the time and it still tears me apart today. I gave up trying with them, sometimes you just have to. I can handle them doing it to me but not to my son who is now 17 and turned out to be such a great kid. Anyway enough of my story lol, Dani will have to sort it out one day with her dad, I just don't see it happening anytime soon judging by the way she snarls at him when he is trying to explain himself to her.

11:00 AM  
Blogger Stephen said...

RE Kevin:

Very good points.

Also- Didn't Dani RUN THE IDEA by Dick (as shown on Tuesdays show) and say something to the effect of, "I think I am going to make a deal with Amber that she will not put me up next week if she gets HOH" NEVER during that time did she mention her father. If he was SO concerned about being a part of the deal, THEN was the time to tell her to include him in it... not after the deal was made. The fact that she told him BEFORE it happened shows that she was not going behind his back. He knew he was not a part of the deal from the get go.

11:02 AM  
Blogger Carolyn said...

Alida - (re pvt comment) not at all.. you're wonderful.

11:05 AM  
Blogger bigfluffy78 said...

Oh puleeeze poor pitiful Dick!!! He more than most is playing to the cameras with his 'I just wanta be a good Dad act' His attitude was just as snarky as Dani's when he was leaving the HOH. He sounded like a spoiled brat who wasn't getting HIS way. Who knows Dani has gone through with this man in her lifetime. It may not be something she can just 'get over'. He reminds me so much of my brother in law--who is drug addicted con man who can be quite charming until he doesn't get in way --just like Dick Dick is a child.

11:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Been a carpenter for awhile, and offer my services to BB...I will build them a good ole fashioned woodshed for nothing!!!

11:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The sad think about Dani is she will realize how much she needs her dad when he is no longer here.
No parent is 100% correct. Dick is trying she isn't. I hope she doesn't realize that when it is too late.

Deb in NY

11:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with Bigfluffy78 about Dick. We don't know what he has done in his past or how Dani was raised except for her grandmother taking her in.

I have to say that I respect Dani for not wanting to make it public her private matters public.

Everyone needs to remember that she is only 21 years old. She is doing the best she can to play the game. I know when I was 21 I was getting myself into bad debt...LOL

We aren't locked in that house with Dick. He wants to talk about their issues from the past that has nothing to do with the game, but the BB house is not the place to bring that all out. I'd like to see both of them play the game without each other in the house. Same goes for Eric/Jess, if Dick or Eric were evicted, wouldn’t it really start getting good?? This is a game for $500K and if I were in that house, I would do what I could to win that! Deal with the issues outside of the house.


12:27 PM  
Blogger Innamorata said...


I see your point in all of this. What I don't see is how she is doing what is best for her or the strategy that she is using in trying to distance herself from her greatest ally. Do you see what I mean hun?

If this heartless move was a good move (yes, I call it heartless because while yes it is a game, I don't care how ya cut it, they are father and daughter & therefore it isn't JUST a game to them. They may not have asked for it to be like this, but ah well, it is what it is) then I could again appreciate the young girl's guts. But this is clearly a BAD move whether you look at it through the eyes of a daughter or a player.

Also, your 100% correct, she never ONCE tried to hide the deal, true. And no he didn't ASK her "pretty please, include Daddy's tush in this deal" but really, would you expect him to? I wouldn't expect either of them to have to ask to be included in watching each other's back.

Eric wouldn't expect Jessica to have to ask him to cover her would he? Or vice versa? They naturally cover one another without having to ask and they are complete strangers. For Dick to naturally think Dani might include him to me is a given and I would have thought along the same lines if I were him.

Sad to think he even would have to think of asking his daughter to get his back.......she doesn't have to ask "Hey dad, while you're at it, you think you could watch out for me too?", he just does. Must be nice to have that comfort Dani. Your father might like some in return.............


12:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dani has a lot of growing up to do. Dick isn't perfect, a little abrasive, and, obviously, the family life outside the house isn't very good. But, she should have his back in the game, as he has had hers. A parent's love is unconditional...sometimes a child's isn't. Hopefully, she will grow up and realize that he does love her and wants all the best things in life for her. You can tell that when he's around her he is a different person. The rants and stuff are for show and he is actually quite funny if you ask me. She just takes things too personal and definately needs to mature, a lot.

12:38 PM  
Anonymous MoNYC said...

Part of me hopes it's Dani that's evicted if it's a double eviction tonight.

1:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dani really has some growing up to do!!! Thats it,plain and simple and to the point!!


1:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

amazing site. just found out about it today.

thanks for doing such excellent reporting.

one question/suggestion/request, if you don't mind? can you use higher volume on the youtube recordings? those of us with laptops have to struggle with low sound. (yep, i have my equalizer on the max levels already...)

thanks again...great work.

1:33 PM  
Blogger Carolyn said...

anon@1:33 - Thank you :) I wish I could do something about the youtube recordings for you, but I just find em, I don't actually record em.

1:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, here's my two cents on this D&D thing with all of the speculating..

While none of us know what the past issues are with Dani and her dad I would have to believe that CBS would be smarter than to put them in a house together if it was anything of a sexual nature.


1:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

cliff - what a uniquely insightful, wise/tender and enormously entertaining person you are.

i'm sad about this weeks toll on your jen. i'm still hoping she has had her nose to that rule book - and will pull her bunny-self from that proverbial magic hat!


2:39 PM  
Anonymous kels said...

Dani = Selfish, horrible 10 year old boy.

Dick = Unselfish, horrible 44 year old boy.


2:40 PM  
Anonymous Beth said...

To be honest, I am appalled at some of the comments I see not only here, but forums as well. To begin, Big Brother is a game- nothing more, nothing less. The contestants know when going in what they are in store for- to a degree. Now, add in the stress of living and dealing with 14 different personalities PLUS a personal relationship that is to say the least, rocky in the best of times and you have a young woman who is being forced to control and play out her emotions for millions of people. I'm not sure why some of you, especially those who are parents or who are old enough to be her parents cannot see pain that she goes through when making decisions. On one hand- she has a father whom we all know isn't the perfect roll model, yet would do what he could to see her win- on the other we see a man who belittles everyone-men and women,to get what he wants. Step back and think for a moment-he claims he is doing so because he is her father-but one has to wonder does he have other motives? Does he think that by doing such things in a game that after such a horrible relationship, that she would come running back to him and say, "Dad,I forgive you for everything?" In his own mind I wouldn't doubt it. She's 21 years old and her personal life has been thrown out to the wolves to chew on and spit out. The first commenter said, "...she just seems oblivious to what parenting is all about,"-ya think? Maybe it's because she hasn't had REAL parenting. None of us know these people and once this show is over we'll forget. Guess what? They won't. They will deal with what happened in the house and read comments such as the ones above and wonder why or how people could be so cruel. I wonder that sometimes myself.

2:56 PM  
Blogger Cliff O'Neill said...

Loving Scout. Am genuinely (Jenuinely?) touched.

3:46 PM  

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