Brace yourselves, people. Somebody actually stood up to Vanessa yesterday.
Who was it? I don’t rightly know, because it was somebody in production.
The poker-playing houseguest from Las Vegas clued the Nolan twins in yesterday about her plan to put Julia up as a pawn to ensure the fact that Meg Maley, that mastermind NYC waitress, goes to the jury Thursday night. She was so willing to make that deal that if for some reason the votes go to evict Julia, she’d give her $10,000.
Not too long after that was said, the recorded voice of Don Wollman summoned Vanessa to the diary room, and when she re-appeared, she doubled back on the deal. She implied that she’s so used to making deals during poker tournaments (which most poker governing bodies allow) that she forgot it couldn’t be done in Big Brother.
Thank another Las Vegan for that: Maggie, who won BB6. The legend has it (rightly or wrongly) that when Maggie won the $500,000 back in 2005, she shared some of that purse with her in-game partner, Eric. Legend also has it that this act may have kept her from coming back to do the following season of All-Stars, although James Rhine in the clip linked to suggested she may not have done BBAS/BB7 anyway.
I wondered on Twitter how such a rule can be enforced. What could they do, investigate Vanessa’s bank records? I asked the Twitterverse, and got a reply:
Of course. They could just make it a “breach of contract” clause, just like a houseguest can’t go on a competing network and say that the show is fake.
Other than that, not a lot happened yesterday. I’m thinking that Meg and James might get a bit pissed when they figure out Julia is the renom today, but they’ll get over it.