We're so lucky to have our own reality version of Barbara Walters, Yana.
Yana was busy this week, she did three interviews, in addition to this one with
Howie Gordon, be sure to read her interviews with
Diane Henry of BB5 and
Beau Beasley of BB6.
I especially like this interview, as Howie was one of my favorite
houseguests. Yana talked to Hurricane Howie by phone, so errors in
spelling or grammar might be our fault and not Howie's. -Morty
Yana: Hi Howie, thanks for doing this interview for us.
Howie: Thanks for asking.
BB7Fan: Howie, how are the top three hottest women of Big Brother of all
Howie: The top three? My opinion is Laurie Big Brother 5, Michelle Big
Brother 4, wow I might have to go with Ashlea Big Brother 6, I mean there Holly,
Shannon oh gosh I don’t want this to get out there and these chicks get mad at
me cause there’s so many of 'em… My top three to bang would probably be uh
Michelle first and especially cause she’s young. I like those young chicks… UM
Michelle, Lori, and Holly I think Holly.
Yana: Holly is a beautiful lady.
Howie: Everyone wants to bang her even the chicks want to bang her.
Howie: AAHH I love chicks. (laughs)
Yana: Francis3 has the next two questions.
Francis3: Why aren't you doing reality TV commentary somewhere?? You are the most
entertaining of all former players. You should really have you own show.
Howie: I’m working on that. Right now like at the reality convention I taped
a bunch of I taped a Playmate, I interviewed some reality stars, I’ve been to
red carpet events, I’ve interview celebrities and stars and now I’m just getting
that put on DVD’s. 'Cause I can’t just walk up and say “Oh I’m Big Brother Howie
can you give me a job?” They’ll say that’s great, but what have you done for me
lately. What have you done to show something, and I’m getting a professional
reel put together as we speak. I’m gonna get that out and I’m working on hosting
TV shows. There’s so many fragmented cable and TV shows. I’ll get out there
somewhere and make it big time and get a million dollar hosting job. No question
about it. I’ll wait for Big Brother 10, I’ll be the host when Julie retires.
Yana: OK you know we call her the ChenBot, so… (laughs)
Howie: You know what I love Julie… I mean can see where she’s robotic, but
you know what she does do some adlibbing and improvise and laughs and besides
she is married to Les Moonves the president [of CBS] so, She’s got a pretty stable
position. (laughs). I love Julie.
Francis3: Have you considered lending your voice/ antics to
Howie: Actually I’m supposed to do a voiceover on a cartoon. They are in the
works of just getting approved and bought and I don’t know every single facet of
the movie business, but it’s in the works for it to get out there and yes I will
be doing a voice for it. Yes, so I will be doing that. Absolutely.
Yana: She said she could see you doing an "Adventures of Jedi Howie" on adult
Howie: (laughs) I like that can you put me in touch with some of these
people? I’ll talk to 'em.
Yana: Yes, sure thing. I will send you a link to our boards and you can post
on there with them. We would love for you to post.
At this point Howie and I talked about who we thought might be back in the
house and this is what Howie had to say…
Howie: I think Janelle will be there… I don’t think you can keep her out…
NO ONE knows who the 20 are… I don’t care what people are saying or what they
are telling ya, but it’s not known… The 21st is when they will release the top
20, ya know… And then they are going to work from there… So… If I’m in the top
20 then I’ve got a shot… It’s all speculation, no one’s heard, that’s just the
way it is…
Yana: You know there’s been a list posted… On CBS…
Howie: Yeah but that’s all…. I’ve seen like 5 of those lists… I was on two of
them and not on the others… Who knows? I don’t know, I mean, Big Brother is
still picking who they want as we speak… Nobody knows who the top 20 are,
nobody… Say hypothetically Kaysar, Dr. Will, and Janie… I think their coming
back… That’s my opinion… I mean they were great… Nobody knows, there is no list…
They don’t have it yet… The producers as we speak are preparing for June 21st
who they think are going to be in the top 20 ya know… Hopefully I’ll be in
there… Hopefully some other hot chicks will be in there… Hopefully America can
vote me back in… That’s all I can pray for right now…
Yana: You know that Morty’s is expecting all of you guys to come round
Catwishes: You were one of the funniest HGs I have ever watched. I
loved your Busto routine. Probably one of the biggest mistakes made in BB6 was
the deal you made with Maggie when you were HOH. Looking back, did you really
think Maggie and her sheep could be trusted?
Howie:It had nothing to do with Maggie… And like I said, this many times, If
Maggie had came to me and said Rachel and Janie's plan to betray put them up… I
wouldn’t have bought it for one second… I believed her; it had nothing to do
with believing Maggie… James was evil, he could say whatever he wants he’s got a
cult following… Because I don’t wanna say it’s gonna reflect some peoples
intelligence, if you wanna continue to believe this guy and think he’s truthful
that’s your problem that’s your life, do what you wanna do, but be a wishful
thinker… James was a liar he was a manipulator I said did you say this about me
and Rachel are you gonna put us up and he said No oh no… But when you live with
someone for two months you know their tendencies you know their weaknesses you
know their strengths… He was lying to me right to my face… And I’m thinking if
this guy doesn’t wanna admit that he said this about me, what is he trying to
hide? He’s a threat. He is coming after me, and so instead of him coming after
me two weeks from now, I’m gonna put em up… So, Maybe television added to make
it look like Maggie was the reason it happened. Maggie had nothing to do with
it… If Maggie would’ve said Howie your Mother called in to Big Brother and said
she hates you… Do I take her word for it? No. I had reason of suspicion, I had
overwhelming evidence, I confronted James, and I confronted people. When you
live with people you begin to know what’s going on. The week that they sent
Kaysar home I knew they were all lying to us, I knew they were going to
us. You just know. When you live with somebody you learn their weaknesses and
you just know… A husband knows his wife after living with her for 20 years… It’s
just the way it is… You know what people are thinking… And I knew he was up to
no good… That’s why I put 'em up… Cause I felt threaten about my position in the
house… James is stronger than the nerd herd by himself, so I felt we were a lot
more threaten by him than Maggie and her little nerd herd… Was there a mistake
in the number by the end? Yeah… It ended up killing us… But at the same time, we
can always reflect that, because the nerd herd ended up winning the game… James
had plenty of opportunities to win the head of household somewhere along the
line… I did, Rachel did, we could’ve won one here and then we could’ve sent some
sovereign people to the end, and we said big deal it wasn’t a mistake… By
looking in the end, yeah it was a mess up; it still could’ve been prevented many
times… In so many ways the game changed, but they look at it as ok, the nerd
herd won, and we’re gonna go back to the James incident. Cause yes it hurt our
chances, but James caused it cause he made me put 'em up, but whatever…
Yana: Well, James even admits he couldn’t win and HoH to save his life…
Howie: And that killed us… He was good at winning vetos but nothing to send
us home in a selfish way… You gotta win HoH to protect the sovereign six, and we
could’ve, if he would’ve won one the whole game would’ve been different, but he
didn’t so… What are you gonna do?
Fizzle: Howie Howie Howie..... I feel like I know you (might have
something do to with the fact that I played you on a online fantasy BB game!) I
am the female version of Howie BB6! how sick is that! anyways.... just how many
times did you use that "jackshack" or other "jack" areas of the house?
Howie: (laughs) A whore (laughs again) I think I used the jackshack… twice,
and I took care of business about five times… I kind of discovered that stuff at
seasons end, so about five times, maybe more, maybe less… Maybe more… four to
six times… Hey I’m human…
Yana: (laughs) Hey that’s a fact… You all are human and have needs…
Howie: (laughs) If I’m hungry I eat ya know… If I’m tired I sleep… If I gotta
take care of business, I’ll take care of business…
Yana: Exactly… UVPNolimits: Howie do you feel your dumb move,
move or Marcellus dumb move as the dumbest in BB history?
Howie: UMMMM I see myself as the dumbest move in BB history, because you know
Kaysar taking his hand off the switch still could’ve been outta harms way if
Jennifer would’ve stuck to her promise… Or you know me going on James and the
nerd herd promising the things upstairs… Still could’ve been good… Marcellas had
the opportunity to 100% take himself out of harms way. 100%, so you gotta go
with that… It’s like saying ok I’m gonna walk on the ledge of a building, maybe
I’ll fall off, maybe I won’t, but he was standing in the middle of traffic where
he IS gonna get hit… And I think Marcellas made the worse move in BB history…
Because he could’ve 100% vetoed himself to safety. 100% and been safe…
Yana: There's also Jee nominating Michelle - sorry Jee!
SamTheCat: Howie have you been to visit Rachel since last summer, and do you think the
two of you might ever be more than just friends?
Howie: He said Jee nominating Michelle was a bad move too?
Howie: Well, it was, cause he got her evicted I mean….
I saw Rachel for the first time since Big Brother last week at the reality TV
convention… And were just friends… We want different things outta life… You know
she’s older and I like the young chicks… She wants and outdoors guy to take her
camping and rub sticks to make fire and I’m not into that stuff… I am I am, but
not at the level she is, I am an outdoorsy guy… I take that back… I like chasing
alligators in South Florida and I like the wildlife… But um, I just think we’re
on different agendas right now… Who knows, a week from now it could be
different…. A year from now I could be banging 'er… We’ll see…Time will tell…
svirfnebli: If you get back in the house, could you see your self
making an alliance with anyone from a previous season? I.e. The Evil Doctor
Howie: Like I said, it’s still up for speculation who’s going to get voted
back and for what reasons… If I do I gotta protect myself on that note I don’t
wanna say no I won’t trust Dr. Will or I won’t trust him… I’ll hate James I’ll
like James, I’ll wanna bang Julie, I won’t wanna bang her… Because if I do it
could come back to haunt me… If for some reason I get voted back in and I’m in
the house and this girl says well look what you said about me or this guy said
this about me… You know… I guess I’ll stick with no comment about that…
Yana: This one is a good question… You are gonna know the answer, I
just know you are:
svirfnebli: At the end of Star Wars Episode 6 when the Empire is no
more, what happens to all the storm troopers? Do they go back under the control
of the New Republic?
Howie: Wow… When the emperor dies they basically… Yeah I guess… The Death
star was destroyed so all the major principles playing with the emperor were
killed, so I wanna say, um yeah because, in episode three Mace Windu
would’ve killed the emperor right then and there, the clones, the storm troopers
would’ve stayed under the direct order of the Republic, so I guess the rebel
alliances that are still around would probably dictate what the storm troopers
would do… I wanna say, but I could be wrong… I mean they could still be hostile
to the Republic… But they were directly influenced by the Sith Lord the emperor…
So I wanna say you flip a light switch and they were back to good again, but I
wanna say they were back to good cause there was no more evil controlling them…
I’ve seen a couple of episodes…
Yana: (laughs) just a couple huh? I just want you to know that you were just
such comic relieve… There were times that the tension was so thick that we could
feel it on the live feeds…
Howie: Do you think they’ll put me back in?
Yana: I would certainly vote you Howie… Every house needs someone that can
joke around and relieve the tension and you are good at that…
Howie: I am the best BB houseguest ever… there’s no question about that… No
one’s ever done to Big Brother what I did… Not before not after… I am the
funniest, best looking, outgoing, over the top, free spirited, free wheeling guy
in Big Brother history… (laughs) I’ve got more personality in my big toe that
James and Kaysar put together (laughs) and they can quote me…
Cajunboiler: If you are not going back into the BB house (which seems
unlikely), do you think you can come on House Calls often? Gretchen and
Marcellas are fun to watch, but it would be great if you could also be there
from time to time.
Howie: Absolutely… I mean I should be doing that show over Marcellas anyway…
I love the guy, but he knows damn well I should be doing that show over him… and
when I was there he got real nervous and the producers said, “What is this
Howie’s show?” Because they kept asking about all these other things and yeah
I’d be taking over that show and doing it better than Gretchen and Marcellas by
myself… I’ll come there as often as I can… I have a lot of fun on that show…
Cajunboiler: Do you think that the All-Stars edition will be
even more intense than BB6? BB6, I think, was the most personal between the
houseguests. Could BB7 top the drama?
Howie: I mean you’re looking at a million scenarios. Every season, it’s just
like football games, one play here, one play there changes the outcome of a
game, of a season, of a super bowl… And Big Brother is the same way… You know
like if I don’t put up James and Sarah who knows if the game goes on the way it
does… If I keep James and Sarah maybe we dominate the nerd herd and we’re all
just happy, and no one wants to see everybody happy, they wanna see tension,
they wanna see personally attacks… Big Brother 6 isn’t gonna be really toped, I
mean people took that personal in that game. You had hatred between the sides,
so I mean Big Brother 6 in my opinion really is the season to measure future Big
Brother season, past and present and future… Big Brother 7, I mean I’ll be the
most honest person in the world, It could end up being the biggest flop in the
world, it could be a great season, it could be the best season ever… It’s gonna
have to be week to week the way the punches are rolled… Every week the game
starts over with a new HoH, veto’s getting used, and people taking things
personally. I mean all you can do is watch. I mean there’s be plenty of times
people get all pumped up for the Super Bowl and it’s a letdown or yet they watch
the divisional game and it’s the best they’ve ever seen… So all I can say is
people watch it and let’s find out… That’s why they play it. You could say this
guys the best and he’s gonna win it, this football teams the best they’re gonna
win it… That’s why they play the game… There’s always upsets, there’s always
controversies, there’s always people proved wrong… And I think Big Brother 7,
you know we’re just gonna have to watch it, or live it, or be a part of it.
Whatever’s going on and we’re just gonna have to wait and see how it plays out,
you know what I mean?
Yana: This is from me: If you go back in the house, and there’s like say
Maggie and she’s the only one from your season would you consider an alliance
Howie: You know like I said, it’s hard to say until you get there and I don’t
wanna rule anybody out, and I don’t wanna say anybodies welcome into my arms if
I am one of the ones selected for the top twenty and one that gets selected back
into the house, I’m gonna stick with no comment, just to protect myself just
incase I do get voted back…
Yana: Do you know if the cash prize is going to be higher?
Howie: From everything I’ve read it’s still going to be half a mil… You know
their not telling us everything… That’s the way it is every season, every week
they come out with something new… So who knows… Then they tell people they are
playing for 500 grand all season long until finale night and then they are like
“Well, we’ve got one more secret for you houseguests, you’re really playing for
a million dollars”… Who knows… If I get in the top twenty and I do get voted in,
I hope the prize is higher (laughs)…
Katydidit: Howie, as one of the funniest houseguests ever, do you feel that certain forms of
humor have worked against you? Are there times you would rather be taken more
seriously than your fans generally allow? If you were to return this season,
would you consider altering that strategy?
Howie: You always gotta modify your behavior, but you’ve always gotta be the
person you are. I’m not the lying, deceitful, mistrusting piece of garbage James
is, though I gotta betray that I’d had to act, and maybe my acting would’ve had
flaws in it and people would’ve seen that…Kind of like if James wanted to be a
trustworthy honest person, I don’t think he would’ve been too good at it…
(laughs) Unless you are the greatest actor in the world, I mean it’s gonna be
hard to pull it off, everyday, 24 hours a day for three months… I mean I don’t
think, I think the best people on the show is just being them… I was Howie and
that’s what got me on the show why am I going to chance what I got there? If
this football team ran the football all year and they were so dominate at it,
why would they stop running the ball when they get to the Super Bowl? That’s not
them anymore… I think you gotta do what got cha there… Also modify, adjust,
tweak, and correct mistakes along the way, but for the most part you gotta be
who ya are…I think my humor was funny most of the time, and obviously when
someone’s going up for eviction the greatest joke in the world won’t creak a
smile on em, but you got somebody that’s the HoH and you can say the worst joke
in the world and it’s gonna be funny to them, cause they are in a good mind
Yana: April says: do you regularly keep in touch with any of the houseguests?
Howie: I keep in touch with Kaysar, Michael, James, Sarah, Rachel; I talk
with all of my houseguest except for the nerd herd with the exception of
Jennifer and Beau Beau…I talk to both of them… Actually April e-mailed me the
other day and I e-mailed her back… I’m friends with the Savage, I’m friends with
Holly, I talked with Diane a couple weeks ago for the first time… I talk to
Yana: AAHH See now you and Marvin in the same house would be awesome!
Howie: He’s awesome… He’s an all time great… That guy should be an All Star…
He’s unbelievable… He loves chicks just like I do… He’s the man…
Yana: April also says: how did you react when you found out how much
adored you, Janie, and Kaysar?
Howie: You know what… I don’t know if it was my Jedi senses or what, but when
they voted Kaysar got voted back in, and Janie was getting phone calls and TV, I
just felt they were watching us… I don’t wanna be cocky, but I knew that they
loved my ways… My degradation toward women, I guess some of 'em would take it a
little bit harsh… It also was in a funny type of manner… I have a way of making
it a joke… I just knew people loved my humor… With getting the votes with Janie
and Kaysar I knew we were the favorite bunch… I really did know that… I don’t
know if it was coming electrically through the walls to me or what, but I knew…
Yana: It was all of us Howie, sending it through the live feeds or something
Howie: I know I really felt that… I really did… I can’t put it into words,
but I felt that vibe… We use 10% of our brains right now and I’m a Jedi so I use
20%… There’s a way to control the chi and the force and I felt deep down that we
were the favorite bunch and they liked us, I really did…I knew everyone wanted
to watch me, Janie, and Kaysar… I just knew it…
Moksha: Does it have to be BB related? If not, my fiancée has the
question of: "Who's your favorite Jedi (besides himself, of course)". (He's a huge
Star Wars freak, too).
Howie: I’d have to say Anakin the most, because first of all he had the
hottest chick, and um as much as he went evil he did come back to the good side
and he did bring balance to the force and he saved Luke…I loved his dedication
to the Jedi before he went dark… I loved everything he stood for before he went
dark… He got a little stressed like everybody does…
CarolynFL: What are you doing now?
Howie: I’m selling Light Sabers; I’m making appearances and going to events,
I’m getting on TV, you know, I’m selling Light Sabers… Talk about
HowieGordon.com, I get paid for some events, doing some commercials, I gonna
probably get into some modeling work… I’m trying to compile my hosting reels so
I can start hosting shows… I could do The Bachelor and The Apprentice too…
Surfgirl: How many times, since you have left BB6, has fans walked up to you and asked
you to say " Boobies??
Howie: OOHH Countless… I signed at least 20, 25 pairs of them at the reality
TV convention… Boobies always boobies… I love boobies…
Howie: I love boobies… I do I really do…
Surfgirl: Honestly, do you respect Janelle more for her mind and
her Jedi ways, or her boobies?
Howie :I respect Jedi Janie as the most complete houseguest in Big Brother
history… Her and Dr. Will are the two greatest houseguest of all time… The way
she played the game she can beat you physically, she can beat you mentally,
she’ll verbally attack you… She’ll look good to intimidate you… She’s got it
all… Besides Big Brother Howie she’s the most dominate House Guest around… Her
and Dr. Will… She’s great TV… Without Janie and Howie on the All-Star show the
show will be crippled…
Surfgirl: Who do respect more… Luke or Darth?
Howie: Um the thing about the Star Wars saga is that it’s supposed to go to 7,
8, 9 and I heard that Luke does go dark for a little while and he does come back
again… So I wanted to respect Luke more, because he was tempted to the dark side
and he didn’t switch, but I heard he does in later episodes, Anakin was kind of
seduced… He was young and naive and was mislead by a higher power being the
emperor, because he was a man of high significance and was his friend… And then
with his wife possibly dying, um the question was who do I respect more?
Howie: Oh who do I respect more Luke or Darth… um… I wanna say I respect Luke
more because Anakin had his Obi won which was like his father figure his
brother… He also had the Jedi Counsel and he listened to one dark lord over the
rest of them, so I kind of respect Luke a little more…
Nawlinsgal: What happened in the house that still hasn't been
caught by the camera, tattle tailed on by the houseguests or just came out
somehow.....the good last piece of gossip that's still a secret? Give it to us
Howie: I’ve been asked that question many times and with the cameras in the
house and the live feeds there isn’t really anything you all didn’t see… You
guys saw when Janie made me a turkey dog and I had an allergic reaction and shat
my pants right?
Yana: I don’t remember that…
Howie: I went to the shower stall and scrubbed my underwear in the shower…
I’m trying to think what happened that you guys didn’t see? Um… I don’t know
what wasn’t seen, what wasn’t on camera, what wasn’t on TV, what wasn’t on live
feeds… UM… I was streaking across the backyard you guys saw that right… When I
was naked and had a bandanna covering my peepee…
Yana: You know one of the questions for Beau was how he felt about the fact
that when he showed his chocolate peepee that the bandwidth was so high he
crashed our site…
Howie: Did he really? Good job Beau Beau… That’s awesome… Did you all see
when I told April I want your DOR?
Yana: Yes we saw that… It was so funny…
Howie: You know they called me into the DR and asked what that meant and I
told them Drop on request… They said you know that we talked about that we
didn’t want that, that we wanted people to get voted out and go see Julie then
go to sequester… I said yeah I know so I will stand 10 feet away from her when I
say it and they said no you don’t have to do that… (laughs)
Jinx: Hi Howie, The Howie, Kaysar and Janelle friendship turned out to be one of the most
popular friendships in BB history. Are you surprised on how close the
relationship became between you guys?? Especially since you went in to the house
with a partner. Look forward to seeing you in the All-Stars !!
Howie: I’m not surprised, because you know right away Janie lost Ashlea, you
know right away Kaysar lost Michael, and Rachel goes to bed at 10:00 and wakes
up at 6 in the morning… Howie, Janie, and Kaysar are up till 4 in the morning
sleeping till noon… So it was like OK we’re around each other 24/7, so we were
gonna be the best friends in the house… That’s kinda the way it did…We do have
similar things in common, some things we don’t have in common… We were with each
other talking strategy or about whatever, so we were around when other people
weren’t so it’s no surprise that we hit it off…
ElleNaturelle: Have you gotten much flack for your actions in the
BB house (ie, Beau or "Jack")?
Howie: Not at all… I’m asked a couple of questions about it and I make a
quick joke about it and it’s over…
ElleNaturelle: Despite how fun you seem, you obviously have a more
serious side with regards to your studying to be a meteorologist (btw, how's
that going?)... What drives you? Who’s the Howie that we didn't see in the house
or on Blind date?
Howie: I love the weather… I’ve taken a hiatus for the Big Brother nostalgia…
But I love the weather… I started reading my books again about a month ago… and
um the next couple of years you’ll see Howie on the weather on TV… I was on both
Blind Date and Elimidate… I am just me… I don’t go in and act… That’s just me… A
lot of people come up to me and say “Howie I loved y our character” and I’m like
character, there was no character, that was just me… That’s why I’m so well
liked, cause I’m just me…
ElleNaturelle: Whose your favorite BB contestant, taking all
seasons into consideration? Did you draw from them with regards to your
strategy? Howie, did you even have a strategy???
Howie: Myself or excluding myself?
Yana: She didn’t say…
Howie: I’d have to say me… I love watching myself more than anybody else,
then after me it’s got to be Janie and Dr. Will…
Yana: Ahh Dr. Will… You know Kaysar is doing a chat with him this weekend….
Howie: Yeah he’s doing one with me too on Wednesday on my site… Then I’m
going on his site a week from Sunday…
Yana: She also wants to know: Do you see yourself ever getting married and
having a family one day? If so, what qualities would you look for in a mate?
Howie: I look for a girl that’s 18 to 23 that’s still young, still fresh,
still in touch… Um you can’t make things happen… Do I see myself getting
married? Who knows… As of right now I’d say no, but I could go store right now
after I get off the phone with you and meet someone and never leave her side
again… You never know… I want to be happy in life just like any other person…
ElleNaturelle: What kind of opportunities has being on BB
opened up for you? Do you think it might help or hinder your stint as a
weatherman (if that's still something you'd like to pursue?
Howie: Well, I’ve been in magazine articles, newspaper articles, I’ve been on
cable shows, I’ve been on television shows, I’ve hosted events, I’ve had fans
fly me out to their parties and pay me… I’ve been in Canada doing stand up
comedy, I mean a lot of things, but you know they don’t call you, you gotta make
it happen and they recognize you and you kinda get you a little foot in the
door… You still gotta work hard and you still gotta apply yourself…I’m the same
person I was a year ago, but now 20+ million people know me… So it’s all
positive… I’ve made people happy and laugh you know which is all part of
Americas past time… You wanna escape the reality’s of life cause they aren’t
always that soothing… I don’t think Morys TV would wanna interview with regular
Howie Gordon, until he became Big Brother 6 Howie…
Yana: Thanks again Howie you’re wonderful!!! I love ya...
Howie: Thank you Yana… I love you and I hope America get to vote me back