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'Big Brother' 2014 Episode 29 Recap: Donny's Bold And Beautiful Offer

August 29th, 2014 8:12am EDT
'Big Brother' 2014 Episode 29 Recap: Donny's Bold And Beautiful
Donny Thompson has been the underdog of Big Brother 16. People have repeatedly conspired to evict him, but he continued to beat the odds every week. Now it looks like his luck is finally over. Nicole Franzel has had an equally difficult time on Big Brother 2014. She was evicted two weeks ago by her Big Brother bestie Christine Brecht and was continuously betrayed by people she called friends in the Big Brother house. Now either Nicole or Donny will say goodbye to their shot at $500,000.

A Sprinkle of Doubt

Christine and Nicole start to bond again, which immediately creates paranoia in Fra...
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'Big Brother' 2014 Episode 28 Recap: Folding Under the Pressure

August 28th, 2014 3:26pm EDT
'Big Brother' 2014 Episode 28 Recap: Folding Under the Pressure
Many Big Brother 2014 fans have been unhappy with the favorable ways CBS has edited Youtube Star Frankie Grande. On last night's episode, he was edited in villainous way. One of America's favorite players, Groundskeep Donny Thompson, suggested that Team America's mission for the week be to save him. The third member of Team America, Derrick Levasseur, was on the fence about the idea, but Frankie was completely against it. This could be setting him up to become the new antagonist of Big Brother 16.

Mission Save Donny?
Donny enters into the Diary Room and gets the newest mission for Team Ame...
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'Big Brother' 2014 Episode 27 Recap: Donny Versus Derrick

August 25th, 2014 8:10am EDT
'Big Brother' 2014 Episode 27 Recap: Donny Versus Derrick
Last week on Big Brother 2014, Donny Thompson was the house's main target. But their plans failed when Christine Brecht tried to throw the Battle of the Block Competition. As a result, Zach Rance left with Froot Loops on the floor. Then Nicole Franzel won the juror contest and got a second shot at the Big Brother 16 title and money. Now the Big Brother 2014 Bomb Squad has one goal: Destroy Donny and Nicole's game.

A Threat Resurfaces

Everyone puts on their best false faces to celebrate Nicole's return. In reality, all the Big Brother 16 remaining players, except Donny, want her evicted...
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'Big Brother' 2014 Episode 26 Recap: Zach Says Goodbye, Nicole Says Hello

August 22nd, 2014 9:42am EDT
'Big Brother' 2014 Episode 26 Recap: Zach Says Goodbye, Nicole S
The revolving door of Big Brother 2014 players happened on Thursday's live eviction episode. Since the first double eviction, host Julie Chen teased viewers with the promise of a returning houseguest. On last Thursday's episode of Big Brother 16, Julie announced that this would be the week for a juror competition. Thursday's episode led to one epic farewell and one possibly explosive return on Big Brother 2014.

Zach's Last Shot

Donny Thompson promises Zach Rance that his has his vote to stay. This sparks a fire in Zach to try to campaign for three votes to stay this week. Zach makes two...
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'Big Brother' 16 Episode 25 Recap: Zach Attacked by Team America

August 21st, 2014 9:08am EDT
'Big Brother' 16 Episode 25 Recap: Zach Attacked by Team America
On the last episode of Big Brother 2014, most of the house fought to get Donny Thompson out. They even tried to throw a competition to ensure his eviction. However, the Bomb Squad's plan started to fall apart when they drew Skittles to pick nominees. In the end, Donny prevailed, and people continued to fear the beard on Big Brother 16.

An Odd Couple Alliance Forms

Donny knows that Christine Brecht tried to throw the Battle of the Block competition to help evict him. He feels betrayed. Later, his Team America alliance member Derrick Levasseur lies to Donny about the real plan for the wee...
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'Big Brother' 2014 Episode 24 Recap: An Orange Skittle Saves Zach

August 18th, 2014 8:37am EDT
bB16-Christine and Donny
Big Brother past and present houseguests have all made some strange game decisions. But Big Brother 16 will forever be known for having one of the weirdest nomination picking strategies. On Sunday's episode, fans witnessed Skittles determining the fate of three players on Big Brother 2014. Skittles Gate might finally shift the power this week.

Team America Betrayal and Mission

Frankie Grande and Derrick Levasseur barely celebrate their win before the alliance formerly known as the Bomb Squad discuss this week's nominations. They want Donny Thompson out this week. They also decide to gi...
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'Big Brother' 16 Episode 23 Recap: One Less Problem For The Detonators

August 15th, 2014 8:45am EDT
'Big Brother' 16 Episode 23 Recap: One Less Problem For The Deto
This week on Big Brother 2014, former besties Zach Rance and Frankie Grande had a major fallout. Meanwhile, Christine Brecht betrayed her former best friend Nicole Franzel. This led to a surprise Veto decision. Zach won the Power of Veto and removed himself from the block. Therefore, Christine was forced to nominate a replacement. After some slight persuasion, she nominated Nicole, which pitted her against her close friend Donny Thompson. Nicole's fate seemed sealed on Big Brother 16.

A Knife to the Back

Nicole confronts Christine about the nominations, which Christine immediately blame...
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'Big Brother' 2014 Episode 21 Recap: Nicole Blows Up Frankie's Game

August 11th, 2014 8:48am EDT
'Big Brother' 2014 Episode 21 Recap: Nicole Blows Up Frankie's G
One of the most dramatic episodes of Big Brother 2014 happened last night. After the plan to evict Zach Rance failed, the house turned on Nicole Franzel and Hayden Voss. Hayden left the house, but he threw Frankie Grande and Christine Brecht under the bus. This turned the entire Big Brother 16 house against the duo. At the end of the day, one of them became Head of Household, while the other fought in one of the most dramatic Battles of the Block ever.

Life Under-the-Bus

Nicole continues to tell the Big Brother 16 houseguests that Frank and Christine orchestrated the plan to evict Zach....
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'Big Brother' 2014 Episode 20 Recap: Double Eviction Trouble

August 8th, 2014 9:11am EDT
'Big Brother' 2014 Episode 20 Recap: Double Eviction Trouble
This episode of Big Brother 2014 changed the game. The double eviction may have kept the numbers on the side of the Bomb Squad/Detonators, but it disrupted their alliance. Now everything they've built is starting to crumble. People are questioning loyalties left and right. Things are getting crazy with only nine players left in the Big Brother 16 house.

A House Flip

Big Brother 2014 episode 20 starts off with host Julie Chen announcing that everyone evicted tonight will become a juror to crown the winner. Then she reminds viewers that two players will head to the jury house tonight.

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'Big Brother' 2014 Episode 19 Recap: Holding Out for a Hero

August 7th, 2014 9:15am EDT
'Big Brother' 2014 Episode 19 Recap: Holding Out for a Hero
Last week on Big Brother 2014, Head of Household Nicole Franzel nominated Zach Rance to get a little revenge for him nominating Christine Brecht and her for eviction. Her revenge got even sweeter when Donny Thompson's nominees Victoria Rafaeli and Caleb Reynolds won the Battle of the Block, which left her as the only HoH. Fortunately for Zach he wasn't her target. His bromance partner Frankie Grande is...but only if the Veto is used to save Zach or fellow nominee Jocasta Odom. What could possibly go wrong for Nicole's plan on Big Brother 16?

Not-So Eden

Despite winning this week's Battle ...
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'Big Brother' 2014 Episode 17 Recap: A Classy Exit

August 1st, 2014 9:29am EDT
'Big Brother' 2014 Episode 17 Recap: A Classy Exit
Caleb Reynolds' obsession with Amber Borzotra has greatly altered her Big Brother 2014 game. Now it might cost her it. Amber's former alliance members Zach Rance and Frankie Grande made her their main target this week for eviction. She has handled all the negative behavior from the Big Brother 16 players with grace and class. However, Amber was completely blindsided by the backdoor plan. So did she continue to play a nice game on Big Brother 16?

After the veto meeting, Amber confronts both Frankie and Caleb about it. Caleb confirms that he was the person behind her nomination. Then he tr...
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'Big Brother' 2014 Episode 15 Recap: A Fruit Loop Dingus and A Floater

July 28th, 2014 10:28am EDT
'Big Brother' 2014 Episode 15 Recap: A Fruit Loop Dingus and A F
Sunday's episode of Big Brother 2014 proved why Zach "Attack" Rance shouldn't be president of anything. This week he went power crazy. Christine Brecht even compared Zach's power trip with "Mussolini and a baby." By the end of this Big Brother 16 episode, he angered-nearly-everyone in house, including his alliance and closes friends.

Target Practice with Amber

Last week on Big Brother after Amber Borzotra was nominated for eviction, she discussed forming an all-female alliance with Christine. She wanted to target the guys, especially Zach. As part of the Detonators, Christine told her all...
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'Big Brother' 2014 Episode 14 Recap:Tragedy Hits the House

July 25th, 2014 9:04am EDT
'Big Brother' 2014 Episode 14 Recap:Tragedy Hits the House
This week, the Big Brother 2014 house's main target was Brittany Martinez. However, until voting ended, no one was completely safe. Many of the Big Brother 16 players love Donny Thompson, but love rarely leads to a half-million dollars. Therefore, the smartest move for the Big Brother 2014 players would have been to evict him, because his popularity makes him a hard player to beat.

Emotions Overload

Cody Calafiore starts to feel the weight of his decision to nominate Donny as a replacement nominee instead of Caleb Reynolds. Everyone reassures Cody that he made the best decision, and tha...
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'Big Brother' 2014 Episode 13 Recap: Beauty and the Beast Mode Cowboy

July 24th, 2014 4:09am EDT
'Big Brother' 2014 Episode 13 Recap: Beauty and the Beast Mode C
Usually romance and Big Brother results in players making bad game decisions. Caleb Reynolds has made a lot of bad game decisions in the Big Brother 2014 house to impress his crush Amber Borzotra. These decisions have quickly turned his alliance against him, including current head of household Cody Calafiore. Cody and Amber have a close friendship, which makes Caleb jealous. So these Big Brother 16 male players have developed a rivalry over it. Despite their alliance, one of the men will have to strike first. This week could be the best time for Cody to try to take out Caleb before he aims...
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'Big Brother' 2014 Episode 11 Recap: Live Eviction - Did Devin Go Home?

July 18th, 2014 8:13am EDT
'Big Brother' 2014 Episode 11 Recap: Live Eviction - Did Devin G
Another houseguest got the boot on last night's episode of Big Brother 2014. The houseguests plotted and planned all week to get out one Big Brother 16 player: Devin Shepherd. For three weeks, Devin has played a sloppy game. Some of his bad game moves were: making too many alliances, putting an alliance member on the block, and intimidating many players. Devin's Big Brother game isn't the worst in the series' history, but it's in the top five. So did head of household Derrick Levasseur succeed in sending Devin home on this episode of Big Brother 16?

BBLoveTriangle

Cody Calafiore doesn't t...
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'Big Brother' 2014 Episode 10 Recap: POV Results-The House versus Devin

July 17th, 2014 9:15am EDT
'Big Brother' 2014 Episode 10 Recap: POV Results-The House versu
Last night's Big Brother 2014 episode proved that the house always wins. The episode set up a full on battle between Devin Shepherd and the rest of the houseguests. People even put on war paint for the power of veto competition. In this battle for power on Big Brother 16, the gladiator players lost to the civilians.

As the Big Brother World Turns

Caleb Reynolds reveals to Amber Borzotra that he threw the competition to keep her safe from eviction. He then expects a date for his sacrifice. Amber does not give in to his request.

Amber and Cody Calafiore have a close friendship, which cau...
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'Big Brother' Season 16, Episode 9 Recap: Stop in the Name of Love

July 14th, 2014 10:30am EDT
Big Brother Amber
Last week, Derrick Levasseur and Nicole Franzel became the fifth and sixth heads of household on Big Brother 2014. At the end of Sunday's episode, only one head of household remained to take his or her throne. Also, Nicole and Derrick each nominated two people for eviction on Big Brother 16. Nicole quickly learned that taking a Big Brother 2014 houseguests' fate in your hand isn't easy, especially when it involves America's favorite groundskeeper.

Devin's Last Chance

Devin tries to gain some allies by exposing the former Bomb Squad to other people. He chooses to tell Donny Thompson, Jocas...
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'Big Brother' 2014 Episode 8 Recap: 'You Have Five Personalities And They All Suck"

July 11th, 2014 8:31am EDT
'Big Brother' 2014 Episode 8 Recap: 'You Have Five Personalities
Last night's episode of Big Brother 2014 revealed the aftermath of head of household Devin Shepherd putting an alliance member for eviction. It wasn't an easy meeting for Devin. He faced off against hot-head Paola Shea, who felt betrayed by him for not saving her with the veto, and sporadic player Zach Rance, who felt betrayed by being nominated for eviction. In the end, none of the Big Brother 16 players came off smelling like roses. On Thursday night, one person got evicted from the Big Brother 2014 house, while two others enjoyed the head of household powers.

Zach Attack

Immediately af...
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'Big Brother' 2014 Episode 7 Recap: The Honeymoon Ends

July 10th, 2014 9:20am EDT
'Big Brother' 2014 Episode 7 Recap: The Honeymoon Ends
Last night's Big Brother 2014 episode set up the explosive drama to come on tonight's one. This episode showed Devin Shepherd again trying to force his Bomb Squad alliance to obey him. However, when two members of it questioned his decisions, his erratic behavior got worse. By the end of this episode of Big Brother 16, the Bomb Squad explodes.

Bomb Activated

Devin starts to worry about Caleb Reynolds' infatuation with Amber Borzotra causing the Bomb Squad problems later in the game. While talking to her, Derrick Levasseur, and Christine Brecht, Caleb comments that he doesn't like how Devi...
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'Big Brother' 2014 Episode 6 Recap: Power Trip

July 7th, 2014 9:03am EDT
'Big Brother' 2014 Episode 6 Recap: Power Trip
Thursday's episode brought the first live eviction of Big Brother 2014. As the player who played the worst game that week, Joey Van Pelt, and her alter-ego Alex, took the long walk of shame. Later that night, two new Big Brother 16 houseguests became heads of household. Amber Borzotra and Devin Shepherd received this curse honor. This was fortunate for them, but unfortunate for the majority of the house because Devin was the target for the week. Now with him as the most powerful houseguest, things look grim for some of the Big Brother 2014 houseguests.

Truth? Not in Big Brother!

Devin fee...
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'Big Brother' 2014 Episode 5 Recap: The 17th Houseguest

July 4th, 2014 8:10am EDT
'Big Brother' 2014 Episode 5 Recap: The 17th Houseguest
Big Brother 2014 claimed its first victim last night. This person made a lot of critical game mistakes. So we can't decide which one was their biggest one. As this player left, two other houseguests took the power tonight. We also have a new alliance member in Team America.

The 17th Houseguest: Alex

Joey starts campaigning to stay in the house. Most of her tactics involve straightforward asking people to keep her in the Big Brother 16 game. Some of them were a bit out there, like the introduction of Alex. Joey decides to embody a new alter ego called Alex, a really aggressive macho man wi...
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'Big Brother' 2014 Episode 3 Recap: Battle For The Bomb Squad

June 30th, 2014 9:11am EDT
'Big Brother' 2014 Episode 3 Recap: Battle For The Bomb Squad
Last night's Big Brother 16 displayed one of the golden rules of the game: don't play too fast too soon. Throughout Big Brother history, players exterminated their game with this fatal flaw. Big Brother is an intense game. Therefore, it's natural for a player to over think and try to cover all the angles to stay safe from eviction. But Big Brother is about making the right moves at the right time. Make 50 moves in 1 day, and you won't survive pass week 5. Big Brother 2014's Devin Shepherd may soon learn this lesson.

An Explosive Alliance

As the new head of households, Caleb Reynolds and F...
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'Big Brother' 2014 Premiere Night 2 Recap: New Kids On The Block

June 27th, 2014 8:38am EDT
Big Brother
The remaining eight houseguests entered the Big Brother 2014 house on last night's episode. These eight players included a metrosexual country boy, a photographer, a police officer with undercover training, and an unemployed houseguest who will annoy everyone at some point in the game. With their entries, Big Brother 16 officially started. However, the game has changed in a major way because of one of the most confusing twists in Big Brother history.

A Shifty House

The Crazy Eights players have to rethink their strategies with the new houseguests. Nicole Franzel worries that loyalties and...
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'Big Brother' 2014 Premiere Recap: The Crazy 8s

June 26th, 2014 9:46am EDT
'Big Brother' 2014 Premiere Recap: The Crazy 8s
The Big Brother 2014 season introduced viewers to some of the biggest personalities in the series' history. We met a makeup artist with blue hair, a Youtube sensation with a famous sister, and a loud DJ. The meek and quiet won't get any Big Brother 16 airtime while these characters stay in the house. To add to the Big Brother excitement, host Julie Chen informed viewers of a couple new game changing twists. Can Big Brother 16 make up for the mistakes of Big Brother 15? We have our doubts.

A Game of Eight

This year Big Brother decided to divide the houseguests. On last night's episode we m...
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A History Of Hatred And Bigotry In The 'Big Brother' House

June 23rd, 2014 8:57pm EDT
A History Of Hatred And Bigotry In The 'Big Brother' House
Big Brother has never been the classiest reality television program. Viewers go into their favorite summer obsession knowing that they’re going to be outraged by unfair twists, blatant rigging, and characters that make our stomachs turn. Big Brother 15 set the bar for how low a season could get. In only one week, BB15 was declared the most controversial season in the show’s history. It featured racism, homophobia, anti-semitism, misogyny, and every other stop on the bigotry check list from the least likeable cast to ever darken CBS’s doorway.

During and after the season, Big Brother produc...
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9 Spin-Off Shows That Were Real Hits

April 15th, 2014 4:00pm EDT
9 Spin-Off Shows That Were Real Hits
Remember what it was like when you were dedicated to one show only, you never missed an episode and hoped your favorite characters (or personalities) would get their turn in the spotlight? Well that did happen to these classic spin-offs, who found their niche in television history and rightly remain some of the most unique and diverse group of programming ever made for television.

1. "The Simpsons"

(Spun off of "The Tracey Ullman Show")

"The Simpsons" was a cartoon short utilized in the series "The Tracey Ullman Show" during its run from 1987-1990. The show took on a life of its own i...
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'Big Brother' Star Aaryn Gries Asks For Forgiveness Over Racist Comments

September 21st, 2013 3:30pm EDT
Aaryn Gries
Big Brother houseguest Aaryn Gries, who came under fire in early July after making ethnic and racist comments during the show's 24/7 live internet feed, is trying to come to terms with her mistakes, and is hoping people will forgive her for her mistakes.

Gries first made headlines after she was heard telling an Asian contestant to "go make some rice" along with mocking and stereotyping Asians as owning nail salons, but her off-color words went further than that. She also told a fellow housemate to watch what she says in the dark because contestant Candice Stewart, an African-American, may ...
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'Big Brother' 15 Finale: Finally Putting Us Out of Our Misery

September 19th, 2013 8:29am EDT
Big Brother 15 Finale
Never in the history of Big Brother has there been such an unlikeable final three. It’s hardly surprising in a season with only a handful of houseguests who weren’t racist, misogynistic, or otherwise bigoted. The final three consists of unapologetic racist, Gina Marie whose literacy has been in question all season, Spencer a man who has been investigated for child pornography and has yet to find a sexual innuendo he couldn’t make more disgusting, and Andy a noted rat whose obsession with Elissa should have people worrying about whether he’ll one day turn her into a skin-suit. None of these ...
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'Big Brother' 15 Episode 29: 'A Blindside Most Glorious'

September 2nd, 2013 9:30am EDT
'Big Brother' 15 Episode 29
Part One: Wipe That Smile Off Your Face

Previously on Big Brother: Aaryn was evicted and then scalped on live television by the beautiful, perfect, genius Julie Chen. Amanda won her only competition and acted like a total ass about it. She tried to bully Elissa but only got laughs and a growing target. An alliance called The Exterminators, which gets rid of rats and snakes, was formed with Gina Marie, Judd, Spencer, and Mr. Rat himself, Andy.

• An “egg-citing” battle. Pun-tastic.
• The physical HOH continues. They have to hop like bunnies and get a bunch of eggs through a wire fence. It’s...
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Big Brother 15 Episode 27: Amanda The Drama Queen VS Elissa The Queen Bee

August 29th, 2013 12:30pm EDT
Big Brother
Part One: Like Looking Into Hell

• Amanda is the worst houseguest since Evel Dick and she only gets worse. The show isn’t that fun anymore. She and her cronies have single-handedly ruined what should be fluffy summer fun.

• Previously On: Amanda was certain she could get Elissa to do what she wanted. She couldn’t. So she cried about it. That’s the season in a nutshell.

• McCrae and Aaryn are nominated. She cries. McCrae is convinced that he’s been running the game. It’s been his missus. He’s just slept through the season.

• Aaryn dramatically cries on a chair, but in a way where she kno...
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