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15 Jul 19
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I don’t know how your weekend was, but it was probably better than Nicole Anthony‘s on “Big Brother 21.” She has been through it, thanks to the usual snakiness of Isabella Wang and general grossness of Gr8ful. But there may be light at the end of the tunnel as she could still survive this week through a blindside. Nicole was looking good Thursday after Jackson Michie made it quite obvious he was the one who cast the hinky vote, not her. But in her effort to secure her safety, as shown in Sunday’s episode, Nicole told Bella and Nick Maccarone that Jackson Michie, Jack Matthews, Holly Allen and Analyse Talavera wanted to target Nick and Bella this week had Nick not won HOH, and that Analyse and Christie Murphy called the couple bullies. Nick still nominated Cliff Hogg III and Jessica Milagros as originally planned, but after the nomination ceremony on Friday, Gr8ful became H8ful (or depending how you already feel about them, even more H8ful). Once again trying to cover her own ass, Bella told the rest of Gr8ful and Sam Smith what Nicole had said, twisting it into Nicole being the one spreading lies around the house, thus spurring everyone to kickstart a Trash Nicole Fest. (It starts circa 6:40 p.m. PT Friday if you want to watch.) It was loud and vile, and they made themselves look even more petulant by refusing to let Nicole in and also shooing away Ovi Kabir because of a stupid “house rule but not really” Jack had instituted last week to not talk game with Camp Comeback folks. They then jubilantly agreed that Nicole will be backdoored this week and will go. Really, it’s hard to overstate how plain-out rude they were all being for hours. Yes, this is all a game, but you don’t have to be a dick to people. At one point, Nick called Nicole a sociopath. Lest we forget, Nick is a children’s therapist in the real world. SEE ‘Big Brother 21’ episode 9 recap: Who did Nick nominate for eviction? Nick and Bella finally agreed to talk to Nicole on Saturday, with Tommy Bracco, Holly and Analyse as mediators, which just further exposed what a messy liar Bella is. She claimed that if she were the one starting lies then she’d be on the block this week. Um, no, because your boy Nick is HOH. Absolutely no one expected you on the block this week. Try again. Bella told Nicole to stop “getting caught in lies.” That’s when Nicole ran out of f—s to give and went off on Bella. “It’s you,” Nicole told her. “I think everybody in this room is aware of it. Everybody in this house is aware of it. You manipulate, you twist, you lie, you make up stuff. You take what people tell you and you just flip it. And that’s evident in the fact that you told me yesterday in the room that you trust me … and then you flip it.” It was great. You can watch part of it below. For a bit, Nicole’s only ostensible path to safety was the Veto, but she wasn’t chosen to play. Jackson and Kathryn Dunn were drawn, and Jess had Houseguest’s Choice again and one-upped her Jackson pick last week by choosing Christie — you know, just to cement her status as one of the worst and most clueless players ever. Kat won the Veto and plans on taking off Jess, paving the way for Nick to renom Nicole. But somewhere along the way, Christie, ever the flip-flopper, realized that booting Nicole would be a bad idea because she’s willing to target Nick and Bella, aka do the Six Shooters’ dirty work. She floats the idea to Tommy and Jack — with whom she solidified a final three called Lots of Love or LOL, which lol — and they were on board. Pretty soon, all the Six Shooters were on board, meaning Nicole would have the six votes to stay over Cliff, and Nick and Bella would be sitting there like, “WTF just happened?!” They’ve all witnessed and/or been burned by Bella’s lies and rat game and were already trying to disassociate from Nick and Bella until he won HOH, so keeping Nicole would be smart for them. By Sunday, they were planning on reeling in the Camp Comeback winner to take out the trio of Nick, Bella and Sam. SEE ‘Big Brother 21’ spoiler: Nicole realizes she’s screwed, but Jackson isn’t as slick as he thinks with his hinky vote “If we take a shot at Nick, we need to make Sam believe that Bella is next and we don’t associate them anymore, and then we go to Sam,” Tommy said. “It’s a savage move, but I agree,” Holly concurred. “By then, the whole house is going to be against Bella.” “If we save Nicole and the Camp Comeback person, we can take them in because our priority will become that trio,” Tommy added. The Six Shooters decided to table the Operation Save Nicole talks until she’s officially the renom (she has no idea herself there’s a movement to keep her). Given this cast’s proclivity to flip on a dime and blab to anything that moves, chances are this plan will either break down or won’t be kept a total secret. But if it does all work out, we could have the first blindside and worthwhile plot twist of the season. PREDICT Who will win ‘Big Brother’? Be sure to make your predictions to influence our racetrack odds. You can keep changing your predictions until just before the next live episode airs on CBS. You’ll compete to win a spot on our leaderboard and a $100 Amazon gift card. See our contest rules and sound off with other fans in our reality TV forum. Read more Gold Derby entertainment news. SIGN UP for Gold Derby’s newsletter with experts’ latest predictions
15 Jul 19
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14 Jul 19
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For the third week in a row, the Gr8ful alliance held all of the shots in the “Big Brother” house. Following the successful reigns of Christie Murphy and Jack Matthews, this week’s Head of Household was none other than Nick Maccarone, who just got called out last week by evictee Kemi Fakunle for playing both sides of the house along with his showmance partner Isabella Wang. With Gr8ful sitting pretty yet again, that meant it was likely that Nick would nominate two of the outcasts: Cliff Hogg, Jessica Milagros, Kathryn Dunn, Nicole Anthony and Sam Smith. So who did he put on the block, and how did the Panic Whacktivity play out? [pmc-related-link href=”https://www.goldderby.com/article/2019/big-brother-21-whacktivity-comp-panic-classic-power-better-be-coup-detat/” type=”SEE” target=”_self”]That ‘classic’ power returning to ‘Big Brother 21’ better be the Coup d’Etat[/pmc-related-link] Below, check out our minute-by-minute “Big Brother” recap of Season 21, Episode 9 to find out what happened Sunday, July 14 at 8/7c. Then be sure to sound off in the comments section about your favorite houseguests on CBS’s reality TV show, who annoys you the most and who you think will ultimately join the “Big Brother” winners list. Keep refreshing/reloading this live blog for the most recent updates. [pmc-related-link href=”https://www.goldderby.com/article/2019/big-brother-21-spoiler-nicole-realizes-gr8ful-alliance-jackson-hinky-vote-plan-fails-cliff-nick/” type=”SEE” target=”_self”]‘Big Brother 21’ spoiler: Nicole realizes she’s screwed, but Jackson isn’t as slick as he thinks with his hinky vote[/pmc-related-link] 8:00 p.m. — “Previously on ‘Big Brother’!” In Thursday’s eighth episode, Kemi was evicted by a 10-1 vote over Jessica, with Jackson Michie being the sole vote to evict Jessica. (Hmm, what gives, Michie?) Thanks to the Camp Comeback twist, Kemi is still allowed to play the “social game” while living in the “BB21” house alongside fellow evictees Ovi Kabir and David Alexander. At the end of the live episode Nick claimed his first HOH victory and celebrated with the other members of Gr8ful. Time for another nominations episode, so let’s go! 8:10 p.m. — Nick is thrilled to be the new HOH, but him and Isabella are both furious with Kemi for calling them out at the eviction ceremony. In the bedroom, Cliff and Nicole are questioning who cast the sole vote to evict Jessica. Nicole thinks the rogue vote will be pinned on her. Sure enough, Michie went straight to Nick and blamed his vote on Nicole. At this point, Nick is considering Cliff, Jessica and Nicole for nomination. Meanwhile, Isabella is still venting about Kemi’s eviction speech and says their friendship is over. Next, Isabella asks Kemi if she’s stupid and they get into a heated argument before Sam separates them. Drama! 8:20 p.m. — Michie confesses to Jack that he voted for Jessica to blame it on Nicole. Jack calls him a “sick bitch” and then gives him a fist pump. He’s impressed with his bro’s game play and they give each other a slap on the ass as they walk back to join the other houseguests. Up in the HOH room, Nick tells his alliance he doesn’t think Nicole voted for Jessica. Michie is doing everything to convince the others Nicole went rogue and it’s making Nick suspicious. Nick and Isabella are losing trust in Michie and it looks like they’re forming a tighter relationship with Sam. Is Gr8ful about to fall apart? 8:35 p.m. — Nick pulls Nicole aside and asks if she’s worried that he’s HOH. She says she thinks she’s going down with a sinking ship and Nick tells her not to worry. He won’t nominate her. Next, it’s time for the final Whacktivity competition! Participating this week are Analyse Talavera, Nick, Jessica and Christie.  To win this Whacktivity, players must dig into a heaping pile of nasty cockroaches and move them around to display symbols they must decipher into a phrase. The person to finish fastest will win this week’s special power. Analyse is pretty bad at this and can’t even figure out how to spell the name Julie. Jessica is terrified of the cockroaches and this looks like an epic fail for her as well. Nick seems fine with cockroaches, but he is terrible at deciphering what these symbols mean. Christie goes into complete beast mode and is named the winner of this Panic Power! 8:45 p.m. — Christie heads to the Diary Room to find out what her new power is. She has the the ability to turn a Power of Veto into a Diamond Veto. This will allow the Veto holder to not only remove someone from the chopping block, but they will be able to name the replacement nominee instead of the HOH. She has to use this power within the next four Veto meetings. Christie pulls Tommy Bracco aside and tells him about her win. She doesn’t want anyone else to know, so when Jack walks in the conversation shifts. Jack confesses to Christie and Tommy that he holds one of the powers, but Christie refuses to divulge her news to him. Meanwhile, Kemi is determined to stay in this game socially and she wants to set Nicole up for success. She tells Nicole that Christie overheard Cliff saying he’s in alliance with Ovi and Nicole. This sends Nicole into a panic and she has to tell Cliff. Cliff feels awful but is thankful for the heads up. Next, Cliff goes to Nick and offers himself up as a pawn. He says he wants to work with Nick and Bella, but Nick wants Cliff to go home. 8:55 p.m. — After a segment full of all Kathryn Dunn‘s hilarious commentary, Kemi is called to the Diary Room to get fitted for her Camp Comeback uniform. Next, Nick, Bella and Sam are chatting in the HOH Room. Nick thinks the Gr8ful alliance will fall apart within a week. They think they’re at the bottom of this majority and Sam suggests making a big move this week. For starters, the blood wouldn’t be on Sam’s hands and he’d love to see Nick take the first shot. Nick thinks it may be a bit early to gun for Jack or Michie. 8:59 p.m. — Michie confesses to Nicole that Nick and Bella scare him and he’d like to target them. Rather than working with Michie, Nicole takes this news to Nick and Bella instead. Nick and Bella are upset and feel betrayed. Is now the time to draw the line in the sand? At the Nomination Ceremony, Nick refuses to ruffle any feathers and nominates Cliff and Jessica. Yawn! In the Diary Room, Nick says he’s still willing to backdoor Jack or Michie if he can confirm what Nicole told him is true. That’s a wrap for tonight! SEE exclusive predictions: Who will win ‘Big Brother’? [predictions-widget id=1202200735] Be sure to make your predictions to influence our reality TV racetrack odds. You can keep changing your predictions until just before the next live episode airs on CBS. You’ll compete to win a $100 Amazon gift card and a spot on our leaderboard. See our contest rules and sound off with other fans in our reality TV forum. 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12 Jul 19
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12 Jul 19
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And here we thought the most interesting part of Thursday’s episode of “Big Brother 21” would be Kemi Fakunle‘s eviction speech. Her speech exposing Nick Maccarone and Isabella Wang was straight fire, but it was expected. What was unexpected was Jackson Michie‘s hinky vote to evict Jessica Milagros. We all know what he was doing there — and it worked but also backfired. Jackson was clearly going to pin the rogue vote on someone outside of Gr8ful and Nicole Anthony knew right away it would be her. In a frazzled a-ha moment afterward, she told live feeders the second she heard the final tally with the sole vote to evict Jessica, a lightbulb went off. Kemi even thanked her for the vote, but Nicole told her it wasn’t her. But the single vote was the last thing she needed to realize the existence of Gr8ful. “I was so caught up in my own head … that I didn’t stop to look at the main picture. Oh my God, I’m such an idiot. Why am I such an idiot?” she berated herself. “I heard rogue vote [and thought] ‘Oh my God, somebody is pinning it against me. Oh my God, I think they are all together.’ … I went to throw it [in the HOH comp], was shaking so bad and spazzed out,” she explained. “We have to somehow detonate bombs so the eight go against each other. Otherwise I’m screwed. I’m so freaking stupid. Why am I so stupid? … It makes so much freaking sense. I’m officially one of the dumbest people ever and I didn’t think I was that dumb. But I can fix this.” SEE ‘Big Brother’ episode 8 recap: Was Kemi or Jessica evicted? Took you long enough, Nic. The only thing she’s slightly off by is the dynamics of the eight. She thinks the core six are Jackson, Jack Matthews, Holly Allen, Analyse Talavera, Nick and Bella with Christie Murphy and Tommy Bracco lower on the totem pole. Just swap those last two duos and you’ve got it, girl. She also gave them way more credit than they deserve, believing that they all had a “role to play.” “Bella’s role was to get me, Jess and Kemi in on something, and then blow it up so they had an excuse to put us up,” she said. “The mentality was everybody ropes in the little side people.” Nope, that was just Bella being a rat. Nicole knows she’s in a bad spot since Nick won HOH because Kemi’s speech would’ve helped had anyone besides Nick or Bella won, so now she has to figure out a way to survive this week and make sure people know she wasn’t the rogue vote. Jackson was already working on Operation Pin the Hinky Vote on Nicole. He casually mentioned to Nick that it may have been Cliff Hogg III, but that everyone believes it’s Nicole, prompting Nick to say he might put up Cliff and Nicole instead of Cliff and Jess. Jackson then told Holly he was the sole vote and made her promise not to tell anyone, which was apparently enough foreplay for a make-out session. Cliff denied to Bella, Holly and Sam that he was the single vote and also said he doesn’t think it was Nicole either. Nicole went directly to Nick and Jackson to deny her involvement. SEE ‘Big Brother 21’ spoiler: The Save Kemi campaign goes into overdrive as a new target emerges “I feel like someone… ” Jackson said. “Purposely did it,” Nick finished. “Yeah, that’s how this game works,” Jackson replied. “I’m a very straight shooter. I would come out and be like yeah, [I did it],” Nicole insisted. “I think it was Cliff,” Nick said. Nicole then chatted with Analyse and Holly, both of whom told her they don’t think she was the rogue vote and said they want to work with her. Holly also assured Nicole she doesn’t trust Nick and Bella. With no one believing Nicole was the hinky vote, the spotlight shifted to Cliff, made easier by his loud Cliff Notes and a bunch of people thinking he’s America’s Player, which Jackson is probably also OK with. But by the end of the night, Bella had an epiphany of her own, telling Nick and Sam she thinks Jackson was the dissenter. “I think Michie might have done it. When I was downstairs, he was like, ‘That vote sketches me out.’ He was like, “It’s definitely Nicole,'” she recalled. “Up here, he was like, ‘It’s definitely Cliff.'” Nick concurred. “The reason I think it was Michie is cause he never talks game to me,” he said. “He has been asking me, ‘Who are you going to put up?’ He kept bringing up the vote. He said, ‘I think it was Nicole.’ Sis and Holly don’t seem in on it. I have this weird feeling that Michie did it. They want me to target Nicole.” But Nick doesn’t want to take a shot at Jackson yet, so he’s going to nominate Cliff and Jessica. If he wins the Panic Power in the last Whacktivity Comp and depending on its power, he might reconsider. “I am not mad if Jack is suspicious. He is the biggest threat to my game. I am not going to put him up,” he declared. “He kept me safe last week. If I win the power and can hijack my own noms, you best believe I will. I will put up Jack and Michie.” Nick then promised Nicole that she will not be going up as an original nominee or a replacement. “I think someone did it to pin it on you. I think I know who it was,” he told her. “I don’t want to say it cause I don’t know. I promise you that you are not going up this week. If I have to use a replacement, it’s probably going to be Kat [Dunn].” SEE ‘Big Brother 21’ spoiler: 2 houseguests are blowing up their own games because they can’t keep their mouths shut So Nicole has salvaged her week and possibly her whole game without really having to do much at all but be herself. Her good relationships with everyone and direct conversations helped her a ton in deflecting the hinky vote. Toss in Jackson’s obvious seed-planting and Gr8ful having overheard Cliff’s monologues, and she’s looking OK right now. Speaking of Cliff, Kemi told Nicole that Bella told her that Christie had overheard Cliff discussing The Fellowship of the Zing alliance. But it doesn’t appear Nicole has told Cliff himself yet, but now she gets why the others have been acting weird toward her. While all of this was going down, Kemi and Bella still hate each other and almost came to blows. If you care to watch, it was around 7:25 p.m. PT on the feeds. They both got in each other’s face and pushed each other — not in an actual fight kind of way; Bella pushed Kemi to move because she was blocking her path and Kemi pushed back. Nick was so peeved at Kemi’s speech that he didn’t want her to be there for his HOH room reveal, but Kemi was there. They both tried to cover their asses and kept reiterating that they couldn’t understand why Kemi would throw them under the bus like that because they were both there for her when she was upset. via GIPHY Bella continued blab and came up with another tall tale to explain to Jessica about why she exposed Black Widows. It involved Kemi and Kat and Ovi Kabir, and it’s not really important other than serve as confirmation that Jessica is as clueless as Ovi as to the house dynamics and gameplay, and that Bella is incapable of keeping her mouth shut. Honestly, at this point, I wouldn’t be surprised if Bella actually believes all the lies she tells and stories she spins; they’re that narcissistic. Nicole is right that this week got worst-case-scenario’d with a Nick HOH. The good thing is that Nick and Bella are onto Jackson’s hinky vote, but they’re still in dark that they’re out on the outs with Gr8ful, so Nick doesn’t realize he has the chance to strike them first. Instead, he’s going to nominate people who he’d need as numbers down the line once the Six Shooters cut Nick and Bella off. PREDICT Who will win ‘Big Brother’? Be sure to make your predictions to influence our racetrack odds. You can keep changing your predictions until just before the next live episode airs on CBS. You’ll compete to win a spot on our leaderboard and a $100 Amazon gift card. See our contest rules and sound off with other fans in our reality TV forum. Read more Gold Derby entertainment news. SIGN UP for Gold Derby’s newsletter with experts’ latest predictions
11 Jul 19
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It was another great week for the powerful Gr8ful alliance, as Jack Matthews won both the Head of Household and the Chaos Whacktivity. His two nominees, Kemi Fakunle and Jessica Milagros, ended up staying on the block after Veto winner Sam Smith decided not to use the power, which meant one of these former Black Widows was about to be evicted and sent to Camp Comeback with Ovi Kabir and David Alexander. So who did the house decide to vote out this week? [pmc-related-link href=”https://www.goldderby.com/article/2019/sam-smith-big-brother-veto-kemi-jessica-grandfather-died/” type=”SEE” target=”_self”]Sam Smith explains why he didn’t use the ‘Big Brother’ Veto: ‘I don’t want to create ripples’[/pmc-related-link] Below, check out our minute-by-minute “Big Brother” recap of Season 21, Episode 8 to find out what happened Thursday, July 11 at 9/8c. Then be sure to sound off in the comments section about your favorite houseguests on CBS’s reality TV show, who annoys you the most and who you think will ultimately join the “Big Brother” winners list. Keep refreshing/reloading this live blog for the most recent updates. [pmc-related-link href=”https://www.goldderby.com/article/2019/big-brother-21-spoiler-sam-tries-flip-votes-save-kemi-nick-bella-new-targets/” type=”SEE” target=”_self”]‘Big Brother 21’ spoiler: The Save Kemi campaign goes into overdrive as a new target emerges[/pmc-related-link] 9:00 p.m. — “Previously on ‘Big Brother’!” In Wednesday’s seventh episode, both Kemi and Jessica tried to get Sam to use the Veto on them, to no avail. After learning about the death of his grandfather, Sam decided not to use the Veto because he didn’t see how it would be good for his game. Elsewhere in the episode, the houseguests dealt with an earthquake, David correctly figured out the identities of the Gr8ful alliance, and Season 20 runner-up Tyler Crispen returned to host the Veto competition. Who’s ready for the second eviction episode of “BB21”? Let’s go! 9:10 p.m. — Jack is thrilled that Sam chose not to use the Veto because Kemi has been his target for quite some time. Although he wants Kemi evicted, he hopes to smooth things over with her since she’ll still be living in the house. Cliff Hogg III is hedging his bets that Ovi will return to the game and forms an alliance with him and Nicole Anthony. They call themselves the Fellowship of the Zing. Meanwhile, Nick Maccarone and Isabella Wang are forming quite the showmance. Nick is determined to keep Isabella safe, but for now they’re just smooching all over the house. Another “Big Brother” hookup is Jack and Analyse Talavera. It appears as though those two were doing a little more than smooching up in the HOH room. 9:15 p.m. — Cliff wakes up before everyone else, pours himself some coffee and decides to head into the Boat Room and talk to the cameras. At least he’s entertaining himself. Christie Murphy overhears him talking about how close her and Tommy Bracco are as well as him spilling the beans about his Zing alliance. Christie can’t believe what she’s learned from Cliff’s monologue. She immediately runs to tell Gr8ful everything she’s heard. Damn Cliff! He just blew up his whole game talking to himself. 9:25 p.m. — Nicole pulls Kemi aside and tells her Isabella is not to be trusted. Kemi is frustrated to learn that Isabella is playing both sides and plans to expose the fact that Isabella was the player who formed the Black Widow alliance. She runs straight to Michie to expose Isabella’s game and also let him know that Isabella told her she has a final three with Jack and Michie. Michie is surprised by this news and lets Kemi know she still has a chance to remain in the game. The next morning, Michie heads outside with Jack and tells him everything Kemi said. Jack is shocked. He also reveals that Cliff, who they thought they had in their back pocket, is gunning for them. Meanwhile, over in the Boat Room, Isabella spills the beans to Sam about the Gr8ful alliance. This girl can’t keep her mouth shut! She tells Sam that he’s basically their unofficial ninth member. Sam feels blindsided and I can’t believe that David is the only person who figured this out days. Now Sam doesn’t want to send Kemi home because she’s actually on his side. 9:30 p.m. — With a new determination to keep Kemi in the game, Sam heads straight to Jack to plead his case. Sam says Kemi may be going after Jack, but Jessica is going after all the guys. Then, like an IDIOT, Jack says he’s made it very clear that he’s doing whatever is best for Gr8tful. The problem is, Sam isn’t part of Gr8tful! Oh man, this house is a mess. Awkward! Sam may give the most obnoxious Diary Room confessions, but I’m loving his game play right now. Sam is ready to turn this game upside down. 9:40 p.m. — It is time for the live vote and eviction. Either Jessica or Kemi will be sent upstairs to Camp Comeback. Jessica gives a forgettable, boring speech and then Kemi steps up and drops the hammer. She calls out Nick and Isabella for playing both sides of the house and tells them she’ll see one of them in Camp Comeback next week. Now, it’s time to vote! By a vote of 10-1, Kemi has been removed from the game. Her sole vote came from Michie, who appears to just want to stir the pot. Will he try to pin that vote on someone else? 9:59 p.m. — It’s time for the live HOH competition! With secrets exposed and alliances crumbling, this HOH is a must win for everyone. As the outgoing HOH, Jack is not eligible to compete. David, Ovi and Kemi will watch from Camp Comeback. One at a time, players will throw an arrow at a target. They each get one shot. The houseguest with the highest score will be the new HOH. Sounds simple enough! But there is one twist: If a player, for whatever reason, doesn’t want to be HOH, they can aim for two smaller targets at the top of the board. One of those targets is $5,000 and the other is safety for the week. With a score of 90, Nick is the new HOH! Gr8ful stays in power and despite Isabella’s awful game play this week, she did one thing right by sparking a showmance with Nick. That’s a wrap for this week! SEE exclusive predictions: Who will win ‘Big Brother’? [predictions-widget id=1202200735] Be sure to make your predictions to influence our reality TV racetrack odds. You can keep changing your predictions until just before the next live episode airs on CBS. You’ll compete to win a $100 Amazon gift card and a spot on our leaderboard. See our contest rules and sound off with other fans in our reality TV forum. 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11 Jul 19
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11 Jul 19
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Wednesdays are the most interesting days in the “Big Brother” house. That’s when campaigns go into high gear right before eviction day, and it was no exception this week as Kemi Fakunle & Co. tried to flip the vote, alas to no avail. Now that Isabella Wang has told Sam Smith that he’s the ninth person in an eight-person alliance, a lightbulb went off and he realized it might be better for him to keep Kemi over Jessica Milagros. He told Kemi Wednesday morning he has some new intel and would like to try to secure votes from Bella, Nick Maccarone, Nicole Anthony, Christie Murphy, Tommy Bracco and Cliff Hogg III to keep Kemi. After telling Nick, Bella and Christie, who ostensibly sounded open to it (but we all know Christie is not) because Kemi could be the one to take a shot at Jack, Sam floats the idea to Jack, pitching it as Jessica would target all the guys since she’s been so vocal about girl power, so they’re in danger. Jack appears to consider the idea, but the highlight of this exchange was when he accidentally mentioned Gr8ful to Sam. “Kemi has directly went after you. Jess is coming after all of the guys. If we were to get out Jess, and put Kemi and Cliff up next week,” Sam said. “I have made it very clear that it’s whatever is best for Gr8ful — I mean, whatever is best for our nine,” Jack blurted out. SEE ‘Big Brother 21’ episode 7 recap: Did the Veto save Kemi or Jessica? Sam played dumb, but honestly, would he have even noticed if he didn’t already know about Gr8ful? Hard to say. Jack relayed  the convo to Holly Allen and Analyse Talavera, but dismissed his Freudian slip because “Gr8ful doesnt matter. It’s dead.” He’s all about the Six Shooters now. The three of them also agreed that Christie talks too much and shouldn’t have told Nick and Bella that she had overheard cliff since Gr8ful is the outs with that couple. Kemi then tried to clear the air herself with Jack, who asked Tommy to be witness to their chat so no one could twist words around. They got to the bottom of his animosity toward her, which is the dumbest thing ever: He’s still pressed about an offhanded comment she made the first week about him making food and coming off as cocky. She told him it was a joke because she didn’t even know anything about him at that point. The Six Shooters discussed keeping Kemi, but eventually agreed she needs to go. Christie complained about how Sam, Nick and Bella want to save Kemi now. Things eventually shifted to a Nick-bashing session. Christie, Holly, Analyse and Nicole discussed how he tried to frame Nicole as wanting to target Analyse and Holly the night before. Nicole insisted she never named names when he asked who she would nominate, and Holly and Analyse said they believe her and that it was just Nick planting seeds. Nicole told them that it was Bella who started Black Widows and that Kemi wasn’t even in the room when it was formed, and Kemi is ready to take out Bella since  she’s betrayed her. When Nicole is gone, Christie said Nicole made a lot of great points about Bella and Nick’s dirty gameplay,  but she still thinks Kemi has to go first. SEE ‘Big Brother 21’ spoiler: 2 houseguests are blowing up their own games because they can’t keep their mouths shut “I agree with every single thing she said about Nick and Bella. Nicole is great. She wants to go after Nick and Bella,” Christie said. “The only thing that I do not agree with is the Kemi vs Jess thing. I still think it should be Kemi. Kemi still has to go.” “Nick came in super f—ing paranoid. I feel bad for Nicole. Now he is going to try and get her. He is going to try and corner her and say, ‘What were you saying?” Analyse said. “He is a straight-up bully. That’s why him and Bella are a match made in heaven,” Christie replied. The most hilarious part is that Nick is completely oblivious that people are onto him, let alone that his own alliance wants to be done with him and Bella. He kept telling Nicole he’s good with the majority and no one has talked about him, though he could not explain how he knew despite her grilling him. Tommy later asked Nick if Sam knew about Gr8ful and Nick said no. (Narrator: He does.) “Nick has no idea how loud he is being,” Jack noted. “He is a very dumb game player,” Tommy said. “He is stupid. He is playing really dumb and he thinks he is playing amazing.” At least Bella is aware she’s in trouble because she’s been running her mouth (and we also have that confirmed thanks to her Diary Room confession on Wednesday’s episode), so she wants Kemi to stay, but Nick, despited telling Kemi she has a bunch of votes she doesn’t have, now is unsure about going against the house because he doesn’t want to ruffle feathers too early if the numbers aren’t there. SEE ‘Big Brother 21’ spoiler: The Week 2 Veto ceremony went as expected while Bella continues to be a rat While Nick is running around like a chicken with his head cut off, everyone else is considering the possibility of targeting him and Bella — and who to evict first — next week instead of Jess and Cliff. But ultimately, Christie decided she’s not ready to take a shot at Nick and Bella yet. Surprise, surprise. When are you ready to take a shot at anything, Christie? Still waiting for that manifestation? Jack later told Analyse that the next HOH would be a good one for her to win because nominating Jessica and Cliff would be easy as opposed to going after Nick and Bella so soon. Sam, meanwhile, is coming out good on both sides here from all of this. Jack thinks Sam is solid with the Six Shooters, but Sam knows about Gr8ful and knows he’s a free agent looking out for himself now. He told Nicole about Jack’s Gr8ful faux pas and named the eight. “They were talking to me and they were like, ‘I am trying to do what’s best for the eight. ‘Then then they said, ‘It all depends what’s going to help us nine.’ We talked more. ‘It all comes down to the eight,'” he said. So now Nicole has some news she could use with Sam going forward. Still, this was all a futile effort to save Kemi. The Six Shooters won’t budge, so unless something crazy goes down Thursday, Kemi is heading to Camp Comeback. But since none of these people know how to be discreet or even lie well, at least both Nick and Bella are on everyone’s radar now, so if someone outside of Gr8ful wins HOH, we may finally have some shifts in the game. PREDICT Who will win ‘Big Brother’? Be sure to make your predictions to influence our racetrack odds. You can keep changing your predictions until just before the next live episode airs on CBS. You’ll compete to win a spot on our leaderboard and a $100 Amazon gift card. 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11 Jul 19
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Despite giving it their all in “Big Brother’s” latest Veto competition, nominated houseguests Kemi Fakunle and Jessica Milagros both came up short. It turns out that Sam Smith is a master at stacking frogs, with his score easily trouncing the others during Wednesday’s episode. Even though Kemi and Jessica pleaded their case to try to get Sam to use the Veto, in the end he did what was best for his own game. “I have decided not to use the Power of Veto,” Sam declared at the Veto ceremony. “Kemi and Jess, I love you guys. But right now I don’t want to create ripples in this awesome ‘Big Brother’ pool, so I wanna do what’s best for the HOH, what he’s decided, and keep noms the same. This Veto meeting is adjourned.” [pmc-related-link href=”https://www.goldderby.com/article/2019/big-brother-21-spoiler-week-2-sam-doesnt-use-veto-bella-rats-kemi-jackson/” type=”SEE” target=”_self”]‘Big Brother 21’ spoiler: The Week 2 Veto ceremony went as expected while Bella continues to be a rat[/pmc-related-link] It was a truly emotional week for Sam as he learned via a note in the Diary Room that his grandfather had died. The rest of the house came together to comfort Sam in his time of need, with Sam later stating that his grandfather’s death made him remember why he was playing “Big Brother” in the first place. “It made me once again realize that I am in this game for me and my family, and me and my family only,” Sam announced. “It even more pushes me to make sure that I make a great decision with using or not using this Veto. I need to figure out how I can get to the end for that 500K.” This marks the second Veto in a row that Sam won, although last week he actually used the power to remove Cliff Hogg from the chopping block. That resulted in then-HOH Christie Murphy putting Ovi Kabir up as a replacement nominee and the house voting unanimously to evict him. This week, whoever the house votes out will join Ovi and David Alexander at Camp Comeback for a chance at returning to the game. [pmc-related-link href=”http://https://www.goldderby.com/article/2019/big-brother-21-spoiler-kemi-tells-jackson-bella-started-black-widows/” type=”SEE” target=”_self”]‘Big Brother 21’ spoiler: Kemi ‘can’t wait to throw Bella under the bus’[/pmc-related-link] Current Head of Household Jack Matthews was ecstatic that Sam kept the nominations the same, proclaiming, “Sam decided not to use the Veto this week, which is huge. The plan is still on schedule for Gr8ful. Even though Sam didn’t even know he was helping us out, everything’s pretty much smooth sailing at this point and I’ve loved my HOH reign.” This makes it two weeks in a row that Gr8ful determined who went home. Will their domination continue next week? As for the two nominees, Jessica whined, “So I’m still on the block and that really sucks. But I’m gonna keep on talking to people, create great relationships, clear my name [and] just rally to get all the votes that I need to stay here this week.” And Kemi teased, “I was really hoping that Sam would use the Veto on me — we had a nice talk last night — but I’m scrappy. I’m staying in the game. You’re not gonna see me in a Camp Comeback outfit. It doesn’t even fit my style.” SEE exclusive predictions: Who will win ‘Big Brother’? [predictions-widget id=1202200735] Be sure to make your predictions to influence our reality TV racetrack odds. You can keep changing your predictions until just before the next live episode airs on CBS. You’ll compete to win a $100 Amazon gift card and a spot on our leaderboard. See our contest rules and sound off with other fans in our reality TV forum. Read more Gold Derby entertainment news. [pmc-related-link href=”https://pages.email.goldderby.com/signup/” type=”SIGN UP” target=”_self”]for Gold Derby’s newsletter with experts’ latest predictions[/pmc-related-link]
10 Jul 19
The Wombwell Rainbow

Wombwell Rainbow Interviews I am honoured and privileged that the following writers local, national and international have agreed to be interviewed by me. I gave the writers two options: an emailed list of questions or a more fluid interview via messenger. The usual ground is covered about motivation, daily routines and work ethic, but some […]

10 Jul 19
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Loose lips sink games, and that’s what’s happening on the “Big Brother 21” live feeds to not one but two houseguests. Tuesday got off to one helluva start when Cliff Hogg III was giving his daily morning talk — Cliff Notes — to live feeders in the boat room just as Christie Murphy walks by. She overheard him and leaned in just as he’s ironically talking about how you shouldn’t assume other people in the room with you are sleeping. He went over the showmances — Jack Matthews and Analyse Talavera, Jackson Michie and Holly Allen, and Isabella Wang and Nick Maccarone — and said that he considered Christie and Tommy Bracco a “fourth couple” because they’re so close. And then came the dagger (in his own stomach): He talked about his new alliance with Nicole Anthony and Ovi Kabir called The Fellowship of the Zing and how he hopes his relationships with the Jacks et al. will keep him safe for the time being. (Yes, it’s hilarious that one-third of his alliance isn’t technically in the game right now.) SEE ‘Big Brother 21’ spoiler: Kemi ‘can’t wait to throw Bella under the bus’ So Cliff just accidentally effed up his own game because he doesn’t know how to whisper. Christie, of course, immediately ran and told Jackson, Holly and Tommy, and later told the rest of Gr8ful and Sam Smith. So now Gr8ful’s target for next week has shifted to Cliff and they discussed possibly putting up Cliff and Nicole next week, which might also flush out the Chaos Power that Jack has and has told Christie about. Nick and Bella, who are the only ones in Gr8ful who don’t know about Ovi‘s Nightmare Power, later suggested going after Nicole because they believe she might have it. Nick even has a convo with Nicole to test the waters, but she gave him nothing he wanted, and he just told her she was welcome to work with him, Bella and Sam. Oh, Nick, Nicole would never work with Bella. And probably no one will anymore if they could help it. Having still not learned her lesson after the post-Veto ceremony drama with Kemi Fakunle and Jackson, Bella continued to run her mouth and straight-out lie on Tuesday. The biggest thing she did: She told Sam about Gr8ful and, you know, how he’s not in it for absolutely no reason at all. He was stunned. She tried to be all, “No, it’s cool, you’re like the ninth person and we tell you everything.” And he was all, “I can’t be the ninth person in an eight-person alliance, man.” She made it worse by telling him that Gr8ful wants Sam to be the last of the “floaters” to go. You could almost see a lightbulb going off in Sam’s head once he realizes he’s one of those “bottom-feeders” he is always talking about picking off with people he didn’t know were in an alliance together. “I’m just worried cause I always call out bottom-feeders. Technically then, am I a bottom-feeder?” he asked her. “Yes,” she said. Harsh, Bella, harsh. Sam suggested that maybe it’s bad to evict Kemi since she could be a number for him. Then he asked Bella to tell Nick that she told Sam about Gr8ful so he could talk to him about it. Bella refused because she wants Nick to tell Sam on his own time. (Hey Sam: She’s just covering her ass, here!) The only good thing about Bella telling Sam is that it’s helping him. He now realizes he’s screwed if he sticks with Gr8ful, especially because, as he puts it, he’s not in a showmance, so he pitched forming a new alliance to Bella to take out the Jacks. So we soon get a new alliance, the Flaming Five, of Sam, Bella, Nick, Christie and Tommy, which is about as real as Ovi’s dear Fam Five alliance. It was here that Nick shared that he does not want to target Nicole because he likes her and wants to work with her, and Christie agreed. SEE ‘Big Brother 21’ spoiler: The Week 2 Veto ceremony went as expected while Bella continues to be a rat And because Bella is just incapable of keeping her mouth shut, she later decided to flat-out lie to Nicole about why she confirmed the existence of Black Widows to Jack. She claimed that Jessica Milagros ruined it by telling Kathryn Dunn last week that they were going to flip the votes for Ovi to stay, which is not true at all, and that it was Ovi who “planted the seeds” about an all-girls alliance to Jack, also not true. When Jack asked her about it, Bella said she felt like she had to spill to not be a target. “Me and Kemi were like, ‘We clearly cant trust [Jess],'” Bella said. “You had this conversation with Kemi. Where the hell was I?” Nicole asked. “You weren’t there,” Bella offered. “We didn’t understand why Jess went and did this when we said we were going to tell each other what we found out.” I mean, I’ve seen children lie better than this. But we know Nicole is not buying anything Bella’s saying since she’s been wary of Bella for some time. Nicole is also a freakin’ vault. She doesn’t say anything unless she truly has to and has no issue grilling people for more deets to see if their story stands. Meanwhile, after repeatedly saying she was going to talk to Jack and throw Bella under the bus, Kemi did not do that on Tuesday. This week looks more and more certain like it’s a done deal with Kemi going, but all these blabbermouths just made next week’s target way more interesting, especially since Cliff and Bella don’t have any idea people are on to them or that their games have been blown. Bella’s is happening at a slower pace since she’s part of Gr8ful and she has some awareness, but more so in the way that she knows she has to cover all of her tracks since her game has been a total train wreck so far, though she definitely does not see that. If Gr8ful is in power next week, Cliff would be an easy target, but Bella is probably the one the entire house would agree on. PREDICT Who will win ‘Big Brother’? Be sure to make your predictions to influence our racetrack odds. You can keep changing your predictions until just before the next live episode airs on CBS. You’ll compete to win a spot on our leaderboard and a $100 Amazon gift card. See our contest rules and sound off with other fans in our reality TV forum. Read more Gold Derby entertainment news. SIGN UP for Gold Derby’s newsletter with experts’ latest predictions
08 Jul 19
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“What a moron,” exclaimed Kemi Fakunle during Sunday’s nominations episode of “Big Brother” Season 21 after Head of Household Jack Matthews put her on the chopping block next to Jessica Milagros. The Brooklyn, NY marketing strategist continued, “Surprise surprise, I’m on the block. If I were him I would have backdoored me, because there’s a Veto to be played and I’m someone who thrives under pressure. So bring it on.” Of course, Jack has been gunning for Kemi since last week when he dramatically berated then-HOH Christie Murphy into putting her up as a replacement nominee. Will this Aquaman lookalike finally get his wish by sending Kemi to Camp Comeback? Make your predictions now for the upcoming live eviction episode on Thursday, July 11. [pmc-related-link href=”https://www.goldderby.com/article/2019/big-brother-21-episode-6-recap-jack-matthews-sunday-july-7-live-blog/” type=”SEE” target=”_self”]‘Big Brother’ 21 episode 6 recap: Who did Jack Matthews nominate for eviction on Sunday, July 7? [UPDATING LIVE BLOG][/pmc-related-link] Jack played it cool in his ceremony speech, saying that he nominated Kemi and Jessica because he “respects” them. However, he then twisted the knife slightly when he added, “We don’t talk much game. I’ve also heard from multiple sources in the house that if you had the opportunity as HOH you would put me on the block, as well as forming an alliance that I’m not a part of. So in order to protect my game, I have made this move.” The alliance he’s referring to is The Black Widows, which consists of Kemi, Jessica, Nicole Anthony and Isabella Wang. Unbeknownst to the other three girls, Isabella is actually part of a bigger eight-person alliance, Gr8ful, so she ran and told Jack about the girls’ group immediately after it was formed. That knowledge was all Jack needed to hear in order to put Kemi and Jessica up on the block this week. “At this point I need to be a gun for Gr8ful and take them out one by one,” he explained. [pmc-related-link href=”https://www.goldderby.com/article/2019/big-brother-21-episode-5-recap-ovi-kathryn-evicted-live-wednesday-july-3/” type=”SEE” target=”_self”]‘Big Brother’ 21 episode 5 recap: Was Ovi or Kathryn evicted live on Wednesday, July 3? [UPDATING LIVE BLOG][/pmc-related-link] For her part, Jessica seemed just as mad at Jack as she was at the mystery person (cough, Isabella) who spoiled her brand new alliance. “I am livid right now,” the Illinois plus-size model declared in the Diary Room. “I don’t know who I can talk to, who I can trust. I’m gonna fight for my life to win this Veto. And then when I take myself down, I think I might have to just stir the pot a little bit and try to figure who here is not down for Jessica to stay inside this house.” Will Wednesday’s Veto necklace change Jack’s two nominees for eviction? If so, who might Jack put up as a backdoor nominee? With 14 players left in the proper competition, and eight of them being in the Gr8ful alliance, that means the only likely replacements he’d consider would be Cliff Hogg, Kathryn Dunn, Nicole Anthony and Sam Smith. SEE exclusive predictions: Who will win ‘Big Brother’? [predictions-widget id=1202200735] Be sure to make your predictions to influence our reality TV racetrack odds. You can keep changing your predictions until just before the next live episode airs on CBS. You’ll compete to win a $100 Amazon gift card and a spot on our leaderboard. See our contest rules and sound off with other fans in our reality TV forum. Read more Gold Derby entertainment news. [pmc-related-link href=”https://pages.email.goldderby.com/signup/” type=”SIGN UP” target=”_self”]for Gold Derby’s newsletter with experts’ latest predictions[/pmc-related-link]
05 Jul 19
Calgary Sun

They were out to end the night with clean rides and clean jeans. Anything less might just muddy their chances to take home some prime bull-riding money. By nightfall Thursday, it was Michael Ostashek and Jess Lockwood getting down and dirty enough — but not too dirty — to capture the respective championship rounds at […]

03 Jul 19
News Archives Uk

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