“Big Brother”: Palm Beach Gardens’ Tiffany Rousso targeted for eviction

Tiffany Rousso of the CBS series BIG BROTHER, scheduled to air on the CBS Television Network.   Photo: Monty Brinton/CBS ©2016 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Tiffany Rousso of the CBS series BIG BROTHER, scheduled to air on the CBS Television Network. Photo: Monty Brinton/CBS ©2016 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Well, that’s not the way to make friends and influence people. Well, not a good influence, anyway.

Tiffany Rousso, the Palm Beach Gardens teacher/sister of previous “Big Brother” houseguest Vanessa, kinda blew up her game last week because she just couldn’t be cool. Not Fonzie cool – the kind of cool that allows you to calm down enough to let a plan work and not make your partners in the plan think you’re a loose cannon who’s gotta go.

To wit – the members of her alliance asked her to go up on the block last week as a ruse, but it triggered the same paranoia that her sister had. She got sketchy. She kept asking people if they were really trying to kick her. They kept telling her no, until she made them so nuts that they were like “You know what? Have a seat. Over in the ‘You about to get booted’ section.” Unless she wins the Power of Veto, or someone else makes themselves a bigger target, she might go bye-bye.

A side note: Am I the only one who hears them say “Power of Veto” and thinks they hear “Power of Vito?” Who is Vito? Where does he power come from? What is wrong with me?

I have to address something else right quick: Apparently the live feeds have woven a tale of Frank, a returning player that I was starting to think was cute, and his inability to know when his jokes had gone too far. Specifically, he’d pushed Da’Vonne, previously a fan of his, to tears because he thought that calling her a slut and smacking her butt was in good fun, and she did not. Frank, as we used to say at home, plays too much. When she cried to the camera that she couldn’t let her daughter watching at home believe that this is how you talk to a woman, that this is how she should allow herself to be treated. The events of the last week, of which Da’Vonne and Frank are seemingly unaware, are even more of a signal that we need to respect each other, to listen to each other and read each other’s cues and say “Are they understanding what I’m trying to say?” Frank’s face, when he realized that he’d not only hurt Da’Vonne’s feelings but that his whole persona was being taken wrong, was pretty heartbreaking.

Da’Vonne accepted his apology. But the damage is done.

“Big Brother”‘s Palm Beach Gardens teacher Tiffany finds herself in jeopardy

Tiffany Rousso of the CBS series BIG BROTHER, scheduled to air on the CBS Television Network.   Photo: Monty Brinton/CBS ©2016 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Tiffany Rousso of the CBS series BIG BROTHER, scheduled to air on the CBS Television Network. Photo: Monty Brinton/CBS ©2016 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Oh, dear.

I was hoping that Tiffany Rousso, this year’s Palm Beach County house guest on “Big Brother” (seems there’s usually at least one) might be the first to win – her sister Vanessa got close last season. But she’s put herself in the crosshairs of eviction, particular in the case of Da’Vonne, because she’s super paranoid. Paranoia seems an understandable emotion in a show where cameras are watching, always watching, while everyone else is shady and tries to vote you out. But you can’t be, like, upfront about your paranoia, and then pretend to go along with the group’s plans to keep you safe while VERY OBVIOUSLY not going along with the group’s plan to keep you safe.

Specifically, Tiffany was told that she was being put on the block as a diversion, and that she had to stay there so that the real targets would be none the wiser. But she freaked out and kept insisting that there was maybe a secret plan to kick her out. To the point where people started thinking “Maybe there should be a secret plan to kick Tiffany out.” Yikes. And then, during the Power of Veto competition, where the winner can veto one of the nominations, Tiffany, who’d agreed to throw the contest, was not only obviously trying to win, but was clocking Da’Vonne as she played. Da’Vonne, incidentally, played last season with Tiffany’s apparently equally paranoid sister Vanessa, and she’s not having it.

So, we might be saying bye-bye to Tiffany tonight. Sigh.