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    Cody's Revenge

    I think it's pretty clear that the only reason Cody won is because America hated all the houseguests. This was a f-you to the bully club. This wasn't a vote for Cody, this was a vote against the BB season. Even Cody knows he didn't deserve it.
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    Cody's Revenge

    I guess that makes me a gay pedophile!
  3. Because he's stupid, just like everyone else that blindly follows Paul's dictates.
  4. Didn't Russel Hantz, or one of the Hantz scumbags, once disclose some stuff about Survivor? I think there was some threats of lawsuits. IIRC, the end result was CBS had him back on as a player in a later season. So, I guess the non-discloser is okay as long as you made CBS money.
  5. And an ex-player that is screwed-over can get a pretty good contingency lawyer on their side, and set a precedent that throws out ridiculous contracts like that. CBS doesn't want that. They'll throw a few thousand dollars at a player to keep him happy. Good PR, good legal sense. CBS pays some actors a million dollars per episode! What's a few thousand dollars? The contact can say whatever it wants. Doesn't mean it's legal, and doesn't mean CBS will follow-through with it. The $5M non-discloser penalty probably is serious, though CBS would probably never collect it from some of the deadbeats.
  6. Probably because BB secrets really aren't that important. After the season is over, a week later nobody cares what happened on the show, or what any of the players are doing. They're simply not at all important after the show is finished. Add a non-discloser agreement, and the players don't want to risk getting sued if they blab that production told them to do this, etc., etc. Finally, CBS production is likely only giving advice or bonuses to benefit players. Nobody is going to blab about a benefit they got, and how it wrecked the game for everyone else. You think Paul is going to complain after the show is over?
  7. Isn't that exactly what is was? You don't actually believe Jason has any intention or desire to do it, do you?
  8. In Matt's case, he knew he was getting voted out, and he wanted to get voted out. Why would he care if some other jury member took his place and got back in the game? It's not affecting his circumstance at all. And, him eating food is not really affecting the game in any way, so I don't understand why some of you are so hung up on it. Who cares! Also, I'm not happy about the "get back in the game" twists that CBS likes to throw into their reality shows. I think people should be far more upset about that unbalancing the game, than eating food.
  9. I disagree. Every season needs a ridiculous idiot in the house, just to laugh at how pathetic they are. The real problem is that there's way too many of them this year!
  10. lol, okay. First of all, try looking up civil court rulings when it comes to employment law. It's pretty easy to convince a judge a contract is invalid, especially in cases where the employment conditions subjected employees to mental health issues. There's no way that someone like Megan wouldn't get full pay up until the time she left. I'm betting she got a lot more than that. On BB, it would be pretty easy to make a case for harassment, even if you couldn't go for mental illness. The real world isn't as black & white as you seem to believe. Second, you think not paying your employees is good PR? Okay, I'm not even going to bother arguing that... good luck.
  11. I think casting just totally f*cked up this season. They wanted Paul, and everyone else didn't really matter. I went from being a Christmas fan the 1st week, to now hoping somebody breaks her other leg. Huge disappointment! She's not only a horrible competitor, but she's incredibly stupid and naive.
  12. I'd bet Megan was compensated for her time and airfare. CBS just doesn't want the bad publicity from a contestant that claims CBS put a person with PTSD in a dangerous work environment, and then not paid her. It might be B.S., but that's how Megan would spin it. I'd also bet that if a player who self-evicted (for whatever reason) sued for compensation, they'd win. It just wouldn't be worth the legal cost to sue. I'd also bet that CBS has paid every player who ever self-evicted. The contact is probably there just to scare them to stay. Big companies know that paying them a couple of thousand dollars is very cheap P.R.
  13. I agree they should obey the rules. But I don't think CBS is in a position to enforce it too much once the jury is reached. I suppose they could hold back an extra person for a replacement juror if needed. They'd need to pay him/her the full amount for sticking around, even if not needed. CBS probably figures it's easier and cheaper to just give a penalty vote. It doesn't really affect the game, so I don't see it's a big deal for the show.
  14. You realize that they aren't criminals in jail, don't you? They can walk out the door whenever they want. They know that, CBS knows that, and CBS is far more interested in producing an entertaining show than running a "fair" prison.
  15. I didn't know that. Still, I'm sure the players have the ability to record a "nasty" message that is quite pleasant. They're not going to get thrown out of the game because they refused to be small and petty. The more likely explanation, especially in this house, is they really are small and petty.