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Will The Week 9 'Big Brother 17' Evictee Be Steve or John?

8/27/2015 2:49pm EDT
'Big Brother 17' Spoilers: Who Will Be Evicted In Week 9?
Thursday night's episode of "Big Brother 17" is shaping up to be an interesting one. As viewers know, Steve Moses and John McGuire are on the block, but the houseguests have shifted back and forth a bit on an eviction plan. What are the latest "Big Brother" spoilers about which guy will head to the jury Thursday night?

As Big Brother Network details, Vanessa Rousso has been working hard to sway the votes in Johnny Mac's favor. However, Austin Matelson is sticking with twins Julia and Liz Nolan with wanting to keep Steve. Earlier in the week it had been looking like John might manage to pul...
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'Big Brother' Recap: The Return Of Zingbot

8/27/2015 9:15am EDT
'Big Brother' Review: Ranking And Analyzing The Zings Of BB17
Zingbot has become an essential rite of passage for any Big Brother cast mate. It’s everything that the show should be: cheesy entertainment that pokes fun at the ridiculous people that choose to be filmed 24/7. In the past, it’s even served as a wake-up call to certain players. In Big Brother 14, Danielle realized she might be looking like a stalker to her no-mance partner Shane. It only ramped up her obsession. In BB15, Andy’s zing was about him leeching onto Amanda’s game, causing him to rethink his strategy and ultimately win the game. In the end, Zingbot—the dad joke loving man in a pl...
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'BB17' Follows Same Predictable Formula

8/24/2015 9:04am EDT
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Now becomes the time that Big Brother 17 becomes dreadfully dull and predictable. The moment Austin won HOH, it was a given that this week would be a dud, much like his Judas persona. And to think, just a few weeks ago it felt like the season had warmed up to an exciting split in the house. However, since everybody is in an alliance with everybody and nobody seems to realize it, the season just drags on. And every episode is practically the same, following the same predictable formula.

The formula goes as follows:

First, the competition section:

One by one, each remaining houseguest remi...
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‘BB17’: Best Moments From Last Night’s Week 9 Eviction

8/21/2015 8:37am EDT
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Liz’s entire HOH run has been a dud. The Austwins alliance is frustrating to watch because they’re a strong trio that nobody has bothered to so much as nominate. When the majority alliance is in power, as they have been most of this season, nothing interesting comes from those episodes. The nominations stayed the same. There was no backdoor target. There was barely any scheming, no fighting, and no campaigning.

It’s telling that the best weeks’ worth of episodes were the ones where James and Becky were HOH. Those are players that are willing to make bold moves. Meanwhile, Vanessa is the on...
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Recap: 'BB17' Key Moments From Last Night’s Episode

8/20/2015 8:54am EDT
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How desperate were the Big Brother editors to make Johnny Mac the star of this season? Until recently, he’s done nothing of note, despite being heavily featured in nearly every episode. Now that he’s a target and in the cross hairs of Vanessa, he’s the star of the episode. Unfortunately, despite being one of the first in the house to catch on to Vanessa’s antics, John is a less than impressive player. Entertaining, sure, but not the power player that we all hoped he’d be. Seriously, what is this guy thinking?

Meanwhile, the other star of the season, Vanessa, is on a downward spiral that sh...
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The Most Memorable Moments From Last Night’s 'Big Brother'

8/17/2015 9:17am EDT
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Last week on Big Brother was a big old mess. Not only does the house miss out a golden opportunity to get rid of the scariest player in the game, but Steve pulls out the most baffling choices during the double eviction. The episode after double eviction is usually a good catch up on what truly went down. It’s meant to fill in the blanks on what couldn’t be shown during the live show. However, besides Steve’s cry baby antics, we barely get to see what went on behind the scenes. All around it was a pretty disappointing episode.

Here are the most memorable moments from the Week 9 HOH and Nomi...
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Recap: Can 'BB17' Get Any More Satisfying?

8/10/2015 9:05am EDT
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BB17 just gets more and more satisfying. It couldn’t have been written any better. Vanessa and Shelli ran the game for four weeks with a superiority complex to rival any former Big Brother player. Now that they’re on the bottom, watching them scramble to stay safe is the best kind of entertainment.

One of the other improvement this episode has for the overall season is focusing on characters that have previously been nothing but scenery. Becky won the endurance HOH, forcing the editors to show a side of her we haven’t seen before. Steve finally had something to say about his position in th...
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This Week's 'Big Brother' Was Full Of Incredible Moments

8/7/2015 8:48am EDT
'Big Brother' Review: War, Quitters, And The End of the Worst Sh
We got one of the most satisfying weeks of Big Brother under James’ HOH reign. We got to see a strong alliance fall apart at the seams, a power couple crumble, and personalities who have been in the shadows finally shine. With any lucky, this streak of incredible moments will continue with whoever wins the next HOH. Now that there’s a divisive split in the house, the game is really heating up. Even with the first unanimous vote of the season, there’s no more arguing about doing what “The House” wants. Now it’s all about conflicting sides and that’s just amazing.

Here are the top moments fr...
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'Big Brother': James Proves To Be A Contender & More

8/3/2015 9:02am EDT
'Big Brother' Review: Endurance, A New Power Player, And Karma F
See? Battle of the Block really was destroying the show. It’s no coincidence that the second that monstrosity of a twist ends, an underdog finally gets to make a big move. Hopefully the vast improvement in the gameplay is enough to convince the producers to never bring that twist back again. It’s not like the veto twist that actually enhanced the game when it was introduced over a decade ago.

Not to mention that it’s already week 6 and there have only been three different HOHs and most of them have been from the same alliance. The Sixth Sense alliance has dominated since week 2 and not had...
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'Big Brother' Sees A Power Shift & More

7/31/2015 8:48am EDT
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Our national nightmare is over! Battle of the Block is finally over. This twist has been a plague on Big Brother for two seasons and hopefully this episode has finally put it to bed forever. Now that the house is split into two warring alliances and they aren’t forced to put up at least 4 people every week, people can finally target each other without letting dumb twists stop them.

Here are the top moments from Week 5 Eviction:

Post Veto Meltdown

The fallout of Jason’s nomination is delicious. Finally, Jason, Meg, Jackie, and James have to wake up to the fact that they’re on the bottom o...
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'Big Brother': Jason Gets Blindsided And More

7/30/2015 8:55am EDT
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Finally, something happens in the house that draws a line in the sand. Big Brother is always more satisfying when there are two strong sides of alliances, battling each other. Up until this point, Vanessa, Shelli, and Clay have done an amazing job making it look like they’re everybody’s friend and that there are only a few outsiders. Even with Audrey proclaiming that the Sixth Sense alliance was moving to wipe them all out, the underdog group refused to see that they weren’t with the majority. But with one move, Vanessa showed her hand and now there’s no way Jason, Meg, Jackie, and James do...
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'BB17': Julia Is The Superior Twin & More

7/27/2015 8:37am EDT
BB17 - Liz and Julia
Battle of the Block is a drama killer. It’d be one thing if it only lasted a few weeks, in order to force the creation of strong alliances and keep bigger characters in the house. But it goes on for far too long and creates the need to constantly backdoor targets and put up the same people every week. This biggest fear is that this has become a permanent fixture in the game, the way that the Power of Veto started off as a twist and become just another part of the game. This twist kills drama, lasts forever, and ensures that alliances like Sixth Sense stay in power for four weeks in a row wi...
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Who Was Sent Home On ‘Big Brother’ Last Night?

7/24/2015 8:32am EDT
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The Audrey Show’s been cancelled. And it’s a real bummer. 90% of the interesting content from BB17 has come from her actions, gameplay, and personality. If she hadn’t played so hard, so fast, she probably would have made it much further in the game. People in the house loved her and wanted to be a part of her positive story, but the constant rumor mongering turned people against her hardcore. However, she also set the tone for the entire season. If she didn’t play so hard, maybe the other players wouldn’t have followed her leave. Who knows what the season will hold without her? Without the ...
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'BB17' Week 4 Veto Rundown

7/23/2015 8:44am EDT
'Big Brother' Review: Memorable Moments From Week 4 Veto, Audrey
How can the season with the best feeds in years be such a disappointing TV show? Many feed watchers were excited to see this episode after everything that happened before the veto ceremony, only to see a watered down lie on the air. What narrative are they trying to sell? That Shelli is a victim of Audrey? Making it look like this wasn’t planned from the start (it was) makes Audrey look more paranoid than in reality. Is all of this in service of not making the season’s only solid showmance, not the villains? Because it’s far too late for that.

Worst of all, after weeks of complaining, the ...
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Best Moments From 'Big Brother' Week 5 Eviction

7/17/2015 8:17am EDT
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There’s something off about the editing this season. While it’s still worlds better than the bore-fest that was BB16, the focus on competitions has pulled too much focus away from a great cast. Plus the constant twists get in the way off the really interesting characters and their relationships. We hardly know anything about cast members like Jackie, Becky, Jason, and Meg, but we do know that some dude named Gronk likes to party. Maybe that’s why they didn’t bother to introduce a new Takeover Twist at the end of this episode. If there was less focus on the compulsory parts like competitions...
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'Big Brother' 17 Crazy Cast Continues To Entertain Us

7/13/2015 8:32am EDT
'Big Brother' Review: The Hilarity Of Week 2 Nominations
Although this season of Big Brother hasn’t done well with capturing the pure insanity that is the live feeds, it has done well creating an entertaining season. A lot of that comes down to having a likable and fun cast. (No racists or delusional nutbags for the first time in a long while???) This episode was one of the funniest, in part due to the absurdity of the twin twist, the ridiculous game of telephone when it comes to information, and colorful characters. Now if only the show would do away with overly long competitions and unnecessary twists, we’d have a real incredible season. This c...
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Did 'Big Brother' Just Turn X-Rated?

7/11/2015 10:36am EDT
Big Brother Season 17 House photo
Big Brother Season 17 is shaping up to be riddled with controversy early. The latest rumor involves masturbation, but that's minor compared to what alleged sickening act happened next, citing a Daily Beast report.

The CBS reality TV show is often rife with sexism, misogyny, racism; you name it. But this lewd act -- presuming that's what it was -- takes the honors, albeit infamously. Fasten your seatbelts; there's turbulence ahead.

The episode unfolded last week that showed Jeff Weldon and Julia Nolan (Liz's twin) in bed together. Julia, with light blockers on, had her back to Jeff. Meanwh...
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'Big Brother' 17 Cast Never Stops Scheming

7/10/2015 8:45am EDT
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Womp womp. A major twin is ruined. A huge character is evicted. Boring takeovers fail terribly. And yet, BB17’s potential never ends. This is a cast that never stops scheming. They’re all incredibly intelligent, belligerent, and fun. It’s a shame this season is a twist-filled romp fest because this is one cast that doesn’t need any twists to be entertaining.

Here are the best and worst moments from the Week 2 Eviction:

Best: Twin Twist Failure

Another twist bites the dust. Da’Vonne outsmarts Big Brother by figuring out that Liz is a twin just two weeks into the game. Da’Vonne is an extre...
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'Big Brother': Sometimes Bad Gameplay Can Be Pretty Entertaining

7/9/2015 9:01am EDT
'Big Brother' Review: Best And Worst Moments Of Week 2 Veto
Pretty boring episode. After a week of nonstop gameplay and changing alliances, it’s a little disappointing when things stay the status quo. However, sometimes bad gameplay can be pretty entertaining. Shelli and Clay made some monumental mistakes, so their downfall could be massively fun. But none of that has happened yet. What we were left with was a meandering episode that spent far too much time on competitions and filler.

Here are the best and worst moments from the week 2 veto episode:

Worst: Underwhelming Twin Segment

What’s the point of the twin twist segment if nothing is going t...
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'Big Brother' 17 Cast Continues To Shine

7/6/2015 8:49am EDT
'Big Brother' Review: Best And Worst Moments From Week 2 Nominat
Seriously, how did we get so lucky with this cast? Last year, Battle of the Block was a burden on the season. It still is, but this time around people are more eager the play the game and play against each other. No more bandwagons. No more lying down and letting a majority alliance do whatever they want. Battle of the Block is still terrible, but BB17 proves that twists are irrelevant as long as the show has a strong cast. So far BB17 has proven to be the remedy to the past few terrible seasons.

Here are the best and worst moments of Week 2 Nominations/Battle of the Block:

Best: The Mess...
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'Big Brother' Has First Live Eviction

7/3/2015 7:54am EDT
'Big Brother' Review: Week 1 Live Eviction, Head Of Households,
Seems like Big Brother’s answer to fitting in the craziness of this week was to show virtually none of it. The biggest problem with Big Brother is that the formula of competitions, ceremonies, and other staples in every single episode can leave very little time for the most important parts of the game: strategy and socialization. Battle of the Block and 2 HOH competitions makes this even worse. Jackie got almost no screen time in a week where she was nominated. Instead of a double HOH, we could have had a bit of explanation of why certain things went down, from Jace’s own Shelltown bro deci...
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'Big Brother' 17: Insanity Of The First Live Feed Week

7/2/2015 8:51am EDT
Big Brother Review: Week One Veto, Ridiculous Fights, And Two Bi
The difference between the Big Brother live feeds and episodes are truly astounding. It’s one of the things that makes Big Brother stand out among the competitive reality show. The episodes are not only a short snap shot of hundreds of hours of live footage, but also a telling narrative of what the producers want us to think is important. BB17’s first week on the live feeds has been true insanity. There has been dozens of alliances, confrontations galore, and the rise and fall of a very significant character. But the trouble is that the first week of episodes can’t even begin to illustrate ...
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'Big Brother' Recap: BB Finally Has A Decent Cast?

6/29/2015 9:49am EDT
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Could it really be possible that we have a really good season of Big Brother after years of terrible casts and unexciting twists? BB17 is filled with likeable cast members, strategic players, and twists that so far haven’t stopped gameplay in its tracks. The episodes so far have been a great mix of entertaining interactions and serious gameplay. As with every Big Brother season, it’s too early to be this hopeful. But since BB15 and 16 were so terrible, it refreshing to have a season start off so well.

Here are the best and worst moments from the third episode:

Best: BB Fast Forward

Lucki...
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'Big Brother' 17: Premiere Night 2

6/26/2015 8:21am EDT
'Big Brother' Recap: Best And Worst Moments Of Premiere Night 2
And with that the game can finally begin. It’s always fun to see the houseguests first get into the house and try to find their bearings. There’s always a couple of people who come in swinging, ready to play hard as soon as they enter the front door. There’s always a couple of showmance-hungry women who declare that girls just totally hate them for, like, no reason at all! Some contestants try too hard for attention right away. And a BB season wouldn’t be complete without clueless contestants who have no idea what sort of show they signed up for.

However, Big Brother doesn’t truly start un...
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'Big Brother' Premiere: Who Is The Most Likable?

6/25/2015 9:08am EDT
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In the first of a two night premiere, Big Brother 17 is off to a running start. It introduces most of the stalwart Big Brother tropes, from contestants who try too hard to force a showmance to a plethora of unwanted twists. But it also only introduces half the cast, the only welcome rollover from Big Brother 16. The first episode illustrates the brimming potential of the cast and the overall season, as well as some iffy moments that could have us begging for the Big Brother days-of-yore.

Here are the best and worst moments of the first episode, plus a bonus likeability meter for the new ho...
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Big Brother 17: Cast Superlatives - Meet The Cast

6/18/2015 8:47am EDT
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One of the best parts of a new season of Big Brother is making snap judgements about the fresh cast members based on nothing more than a couple of interviews and their cast photo. First impressions mean so much in reality television, but none more than on Big Brother, a show that fairly often uses audience reactions to shape twists and hand out super powers. That’s why we sit in judgement over preview material and social media to discover who the next cast bigot will be (last year’s Caleb Reynolds was the “winner” of that honor) and guess who our favorites will be.

Based on CBS promo mater...
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'Big Brother' 2014 Finale Recap: Big Secrets And Winner Revealed

9/25/2014 8:48am EDT
'Big Brother' 2014 Finale: Big Secrets And Winner Revealed
Big Brother 2014 finally ended. Either Victoria Rafaeli, Cody Calafiore, or Derrick Levasseur took home the grand prize. Before that, the final three players had to compete to earn their final spots. Then they faced an intense grilling by the Big Brother 16 jury. So after it was all done, who won Big Brother 2014 last night.

Head of Household Competitions

Flying High, or Bye Bye: This is the competition where all the remaining houseguests must hang on hang gliders. The contestant who stays on it the longest, wins the first round of competitions. They also advance to round 3 of the HoH c...
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'Big Brother' 2014 Episode 39 Recap: 'Flying High or Bye Bye'

9/20/2014 4:15pm EDT
'Big Brother' 2014 Episode 39 Recap: 'Flying High or Bye Bye'
Either Victoria Rafaeli, Cody Calafiore, or Derrick Levasseur will wear the Big Brother champion crown after Wednesday's Big Brother 16 finale. Three challenges stand in their way of seeing it through to the end of Big Brother 2014. The first round of those challenges happened last night on Big Brother 2014.

The Final Battle Begins...

Derrick expresses how confident he feels about his chances of making it to the final two. He knows Victoria and Cody will both take him to the finals. Derrick then secures his deals by separately celebrating making the final three with each of them.

This ...
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'Big Brother' 2014 Episode 38 Recap: At The End Of The Day Beast Mode Goes Home

9/18/2014 8:24am EDT
'Big Brother' 2014 Episode 38 Recap: At The End Of The Day Beast
The final four players on Big Brother 2014 were finally decided on Tuesday's eviction episode. Caleb Reynolds, Derrick Levasseur, Cody Calafiore, and Victoria Rafaeli have all been fighting the entire summer to stay in the house. The men have based their game on honesty and loyalty to their alliance. However, Derrick and Cody's true loyalty has always been to each other. The only player really standing in their way is Caleb. So now is the time to eliminate Beast Mode Cowboy from the Big Brother 16 game.

The Big Brother final four say goodbye to Frankie Grande by looking at the memory wal...
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'Big Brother' 2014 Episode 37 Recap: A Grande Exit

9/17/2014 8:42am EDT
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Frankie Grande's personality has caused division among the Big Brother 2014 viewers. So he may not be one of the most liked players in Big Brother history, but definitely one of the most talked about. On last night's episode of Big Brother 16, only two votes sealed his game fate. So did Frankie go to the jury house, or did Victoria Rafaeli's nine lives finally end on Big Brother 2014?

The Friend of My Enemy is Not My Friend

Frankie starts to get the sense that his days in the Big Brother house could be over soon. His fears are basically confirmed when Beastmode Cowboy, aka Caleb Reynold...
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