Celebrity Big Brother: About Last Night…

by Lisa Marie Bowman on February 13, 2018

Hi y’all!

So, let’s talk about last night.

Both the veto and the eviction were broadcast live and, as the show played out, we had every reason to believe that Shannon would be backdoored.  That’s certainly what the show’s editors believed would happen.  The first half of the show emphasized that Ross and Marissa were planning on using the veto to backdoor Shannon and get her out of the house.  When Marissa won the veto, it looked like a blindside was about to occur…

Except, suddenly, Keshia was crying.  Everyone was standing around Keshia, listening to her as she begged them to vote her out of the house.  Apparently, her breast pump broke earlier that morning and she felt that she needed to get home to take care of her baby.  At first, she wanted Ross, Marissa, Brandi, and Ari to promise to vote her out on Friday in exchange for her voting to evict Shannon.  However, Keshia then decided that she had to go home immediately.  In tears, she begged everyone to vote her out of the house.

And so, Marissa didn’t use the veto.  Keshia asked everyone to vote her out.  Omarosa asked everyone to “do what is best for Keshia.”  By a vote of seven to zero, Keshia was evicted from the house.

Honestly, I sympathize with Keshia but, at the same time, I absolutely hate it when people voluntarily quit.  Even more so, I hate it when people ask to be voted out.  There was nothing keeping Keshia from walking out of the house if she really felt that she had to leave.  The only difference is that, if you self-evict, you don’t get paid as much as you do when you’re voted out.

(My question is why couldn’t production just get Keshia a new breast pump.)

Anyway, Keshia is now gone and both Shannon and Omarosa are still in the house.  However, Shannon’s days may be numbered.  Ari won HoH last night and now, she and Brandi are in charge of the house.  Both of them are eager to make their mark by getting out a strong player.  Last night, Ross and Marissa again tried to sell them on the plan for backdoor Shannon.

However, as of right now, it looks like Ari and Brandi are planning on just going ahead and nominate both Shannon and James for eviction,  That way, they’re guaranteed to get at least one of them out of the house.  For now, they’re taking the direct approach.

Of course, the problem with targeting two people for eviction is that one of them will stay in the house and, if that person wins the next HoH, both Ari and Brandi might find themselves being targeted for eviction.  Then again, it’s also possible that there will be a double eviction on Friday so that might give them a chance to send both Shannon and James out on the same night.

We’ll see what happens.

Lisa Marie

 

 

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Celebrity Big Brother: The Diary Room Is Now Open!

by Lisa Marie Bowman on February 12, 2018

Wow, is it time to open up the diary room again?

It seems like I just did this three or four days ago.  This show is moving fast.

Okay, so tonight, the nominees of Keshia and Omarosa but that could change.  Since they haven’t played for the veto yet, those nominations could change.  Metta has said that if he plays for and wins the veto, he’ll take Omarosa off the block.

Who would go up as a replacement nominee?  Probably Shannon Elizabeth.  Everyone realizes what a strong player she is and that she would be difficult to beat in the finale.

So, with all that in mind, let’s go ahead and open up the diary room.  Who do you vote to evict?

Do you vote to evict:

OMAROSA

or

KESHIA

or

A REPLACEMENT NOMINEE WHO WILL PROBABLY BE SHANNON?

Cast your vote in the comments below or over in the poll on the right side of the page!  And then be sure to watch tonight to see who will be the 2nd celeb voted out of the Big Brother House!

Happy voting,

Lisa Marie

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Celebrity Big Brother: Keeping Up The Pace

by Lisa Marie Bowman on February 11, 2018

Hi y’all!

I had my doubt when I first learned that Celebrity Big Brother would only last for a month but, personally, I’m kind of liking this faster pace.  I have yet to have to deal with a day where nothing has happened in the house.  These celebs are playing hard and quite a few of them are playing surprisingly well.  I mean, just compare them to the houseguests from Big Brothers 19 and 18.  Some of them may have made mistakes but at least almost all of them are trying to play.  And since there’s not much time left in the game, no one has the option to just spend their days sitting around, waiting for their opportunity.  Say what you will about these celebs but at least none of them are going to leave the house and brag about how they didn’t do anything other than eat cereal for the entire summer.

With tonight’s show, we got to see the HoH competition.  Ever since it was learned that Omarosa had gone to the hospital, there were rumors that Marisa had hit her with a bowling ball.  We now know that wasn’t the case.  On The Apprentice, Omarosa had a history of faking injuries and illness whenever she was feeling threatened.  That said, speaking as someone who has asthma, I don’t doubt that her attack was real.  I know a lot of people online disagree with me about that.

Ross won HoH.  As we saw in tonight’s episode, he did nominate Omarosa and Keisha for eviction and the plan appears to be to get out Omarosa.  It is true that he and Marisa considered backdooring Shannon but, as Margie pointed out under the last post, it appears that Ross has slightly backed off of that plan.  He’s figured out that the entire house wants Omarosa out so badly that not getting her out would probably make him the least popular person in the house.  Everyone does seem to realize that Shannon is too good a player to be allowed to stick around for too long but, at the same time, no one trusts or wants to work with Omarosa.  That’s what happens when you base your entire career on being a cartoonish villain. Ross’s plan right now seems to be to target Omarosa while keeping Shannon as his backup in case Omarosa or Metta wins the veto.

Tomorrow, someone will be evicted from the house.  The POV will be played live so, until that’s happened, we really won’t know who is going home.  Metta has said that, if he wins the veto, he would be more inclined to pull Omarosa off the block than Keisha because he thinks people will be more likely to vote to keep Keisha.  All the other houseguests appear to be hoping to keep the nominations the same.   (That could change quickly, with how fast this game is moving.)

We’ll see what happens!

Lisa Marie

 

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Celebrity Big Brother: Here’s Your New HoH!

by Lisa Marie Bowman on February 10, 2018

Hi, y’all!

Well, it didn’t take long for the drama to start on Celebrity Big Brother.  In just one week, we’ve heard more scheming and betrayal than we had during the first two months of Big Brother 19.  I guess that’s what happens when you cast people who actually want to play the game.  Who would have guessed that a bunch of minor celebs would be the houseguests to finally play Big Brother?

Last night, Chuck was voted out and James was saved.  The final vote was 7-1.  Why was Chuck the one voted out, despite James being the original target? Shannon, very perceptively, realized that, if Chuck stayed, he would be more loyal to Omarosa and Keisha than to her.  (She also figured out that Omarosa and Keisha have a side alliance.)  So, she arranged for everyone in the house to vote to keep James.  The only person she didn’t tell was Omarosa.

(There’s some confusion as to whether or not Shannon told Metta.  Metta told Omarosa that he thought he was voting for who he wanted to keep as opposed to who he wanted to vote out.  Since Metta doesn’t seem to have ever watched Big Brother before, that’s always a possibility.)

Anyway, Omarosa was not happy at all.  Much as she did on The Apprentice, it didn’t take her long to bring race into it, going as far as to say that Shannon is leading the “white girl alliance.”  With everyone in the house now planning to take out either her or Keisha with the next eviction, we can expect to hear a lot more of this.  Myself, I think it comes down more to nobody trusting Omarosa because Omarosa is best known for being a villain on other reality shows.  Omarosa’s trademark is betraying alliances so why would anyone want to let her become too powerful?

They played for HoH last night and … ROSS WON!  It would appear that Ross is planning on sticking with Shannon and he will be nominating Omarosa and Keisha later today.   Apparently, he’s going to present it as being a house decision, which it kind of is.

In other news, it would appear that Omarosa was “injured” during the HoH competition and demanded to be examined by the medical team.  (I assume that we’ll see what happened on Sunday’s show because the feeds were down for the HoH comp.)  Also, Metta is once again saying that he wants to leave the house.  Whenever he tells anyone that he wants to leave, the feeds immediately go to fish but it’s pretty obvious that Metta wants out.

Nominations are later today!  Unless something huge happens, it’ll be Keisha and Omarosa.

Lisa Marie

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It’s Time To Open Up The Diary Room!

by Lisa Marie Bowman on February 9, 2018

Is it time to open up the diary room already!?

Time flies when you’re doing an entire season of Big Brother in a month!

Well, let’s get to it!  For the first time this season, who do you vote to evict?

Do you vote to evict…

JAMES of Big Time Rush

or

CHUCK of Big Time Dumb?

Cast your vote in the comments below or in the poll on the right side of the page!  Then, watch Celebrity Big Brother tonight to see who will be the first celebrity voted out of the house!

Happy voting,

Lisa Marie

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Celebrity Big Brother: This Show Is Growing On Me

by Lisa Marie Bowman on February 8, 2018

Hi, y’all!

So, after watching the second episode of Celebrity Big Brother and a little of the live feeds, I have to admit that Celeb Big Brother is starting to grow on me.  While some of the celebs are clearly only there to get a quick payday and maybe try to jump start their sagging careers, there are enough — like Shannon and Ross — who are actually interested in playing the game.  And Omarosa is a good villain, though I do hope she’s not around for too long.  As of right now, the girls have got all the power and the guys really don’t seem to know what they’re doing.

As for tonight’s episode, I thought it was good.  I quickly got bored with Omarosa crying about her time in the White House but then again, that’s the main reason she’s on the show and, considering that she’s in the house with a bunch of Democrats, it’s actually probably a good strategic move on her part to try to distance herself from the candidate that they all probably voted against.

As we all saw tonight, all of the girls chose to open their golden gift bags, mostly so they could keep one of the guys from getting the power to recast themselves as HoH.  Keisha won the recast and, as the new HoH, she promptly nominated Chuck and James for eviction.

That’s probably a good decision on her part.  James is really the only guy who has his head in the game.  As for Chuck, he doesn’t appear to be the smartest celeb in the house and he managed to alienate all of the girls by opening his gift bag.  By nominating James and Chuck, Keisha managed to upset Metta World Peace.  Metta said he wanted to be evicted so he could see his wife and children.  However, he wasn’t nominated so now, he says he wants to stay in the house and get revenge.

(Who would have guessed that someone who changed his name to Metta World Peace would turn out to be such a flake?)

Now, here come the SPOILERS:

Shannon Elizabeth won the power of veto.  After thinking about using the veto on Chuck so that they could nominate Mark in his place, she decided not to use the veto.  So, the nominees are James and Chuck with James as the target.

The girl’s seem strong but there’s a weak link in their alliance and that’s Brandy, who drinks too much and tends to say whatever pops into her head.  She is getting on everyone’s nerves.  Omarosa and Shannon also both appear to distrust Ross so he could soon be in trouble.

Whether it’s James or Chuck, we’ll see who goes home tomorrow!

Lisa Marie

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Celebrity Big Brother — Who Are These People?

by Lisa Marie Bowman on February 7, 2018

Hi y’all!

Well, the first episode of Celebrity Big Brother kinda snuck up on me and BBBlogger so I hope you’ll bear with us while the site gets set up.  I’m watching the first episode as I sit here typing this.  Julie is introducing the first group of celebrities.

So, is this real Big Brother or not?  I have to admit that I’m not totally sold on the whole celebrity idea.  I know that Celebrity Big Brother is very popular in the UK but, for the most part, there’s less celebrity worship in the UK than there is in the US.  One thing that I’ve discovered, just from writing about this show and reviewing movies, is that every celebrity — no matter how minor — has at least a hundred fans in America who will literally take a bullet for them.  Whereas the UK’s Celebrity Big Brother is all about tormenting the famous, I kinda fear that the American version will turn out to just be a lightweight love fest.

Am I right?  Am I wrong?  We’ll find out this month!

(That’s right … Celeb Big Brother only lasts for a month.  That’s another reason why I have a hard time thinking of it as being actual Big Brother.)

There are 10 houseguests for Celebrity Big Brother, some of whom I know better than others.  None of them are exactly big-time celebs but I don’t think anyone was expecting anyone really big to agree to spend a month in the Big Brother House.  I mean, let’s be honest.  If any of these people actually had anything going on, they wouldn’t have a month to spend on a reality show.

Here are the houseguests:

Ariadna Gutiérrez.  Ariadna is 24 years old and she’s Miss Colombia 2014.  She is the youngest person in the house.

Brandi Glanville is 45 years old and a professional reality show participant.  She was on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and she is one of two houseguests to have done a stint on Celebrity Apprentice.  (She also did a season of the UK’s Celebrity Big Brother.)

Chuck Liddell is 48 and is a big, scary-looking mixed martial artist guy.

James Maslow, 27, was a member of Big Time Rush, a boy band that was formed for a show on Nickelodeon.

Keshia Knight Pulliam, 38, is an actress who used to be on a show with Bill Cosby.

Marissa Jaret Winokur, 44, is a Broadway actress.

Mark McGrath, 49, is a game show host and singer who appeared in one of the Sharknado sequels.

Metta World Peace, 38, is a basketball player.

Omarosa, 43, is a professional reality show villain and former White House aide.

Ross Matthews, 38, is a comedian and professional Z-grade TV host.

Shannon Elizabeth, 45, is an actress.  My boyfriend was excited when he saw that she was on the show.

Anyway, tonight’s episode played out like a typical Big Brother episode.  Everyone entered the house.  Everyone met each other.  Ross was immediately paranoid about Omarosa.  Meanwhile, James revealed that he wasn’t really sure who Omarosa was.  Brandi got on both Mark and James’s neves by telling them how to sing.  We immediately got our first two alliances and, not surprisingly, it’s boys vs. girls.  Omarosa has appointed herself the head of the girls while the boys seem to be a bit more disorganized.

The first HoH comp was that old Big Brother classic, the one where the houseguests have told hold onto something while suspended in the air and the last person to fall wins.  At the start of the comp, all of the HGs drew a number and, as a result of picking getting number 5, Omarosa was awarded immunity.  She’s safe for this eviction period.

During the HoH comp, Paul and Rachel Riley and Jesse the Bodybuilder came out to serenade the houseguests.  I wasn’t particularly enthused to see any of them but I forced myself to stick with the show despite their presence.  Eventually, Shannon Elizabeth won the first HoH.

However, after the comp, all of the HGs were given a “gold gift bag.”  Julie vaguely explained that the gift bags can be used to “recast” the HoH.

And that was it!

So, what did everyone think of tonight’s episode?  Did it feel like real Big Brother to you?  Are you looking forward to this shortened season?  Who do you love?  Who do you hate?  Let us know in the comments below!

Lisa Marie

P.S. Tomorrow, apparently, will be the nomination show and it appears that Friday will be the first eviction episode.  And, of course, the live feeds will be up in just a few hours!  If you’re looking for Big Brother After Dark, it will be on PopTV.

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First things first. In case you were wondering, yes we got hacked again. I knew I should have turned off the automatic emails but I thought….nah….we wont get hacked.

And of course, we got hacked! I am sorry for everyone for the emails that you received last night. Looks like 2 went out. They were spam. Please delete and ignore.

I have turned off the automatic emails so do not worry. No more automatic, unauthorized emails from BBBlogger or Big Brother Blog!

As far as Big Brother Blog is concerned…we are patiently waiting for more info on Celebrity Big Brother. Then this June, Big Brother 20!

For those of you who know I have given my heart and soul into this blog. It has cost me more than I care to admit. With that being said, this is going to be the last two Big Brothers that are covered by my blog. Come September 2018, this blog will be closed down for good and will be up for sale (at a very reasonable price!)

I believe Lisa said she will help us out again this year for Big Brother 20 and maybe we can sweet talk her into helping with the celebrity version as well.

So if you want to take this ride with us, it should be a fun year as we close out this blog in style!

Peace, BBBlogger

PS: I hope you and your families all have a very Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, Happy Kwanzaa and Happy Hanukkah!

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Big Brother 19 — It’s Over!

by Lisa Marie Bowman on September 20, 2017

Okay, it’s time for the finale of Big Brother 19!  I will be writing and watching at the same time, so that I can post this as soon as the finale is over with.  Please be aware that there will be typos!  That’s just the way it goes sometimes.  And, of course, if you haven’t seen the finale yet, this post counts as one big spoiler!

7:01 pm — We start off with a quick recap of how Paul, Christmas, and Josh came to be the final three.  It’s fun to watch Matt, Jason, Raven, and Alex all getting voted out again.  It’s less fun to see Kevin going.  They’re tying to convince us that Josh might take a shot at Paul if he wins HoH but, from what I’ve heard, Josh has decided that it will be easier to beat Paul in the final two than Christmas.

7:05 pm — Now they’re showing as the first part of the HoH competition, the flatulent unicorn competition.  We already know that Paul won this and I have to admit that I don’t really care to hear what any of these fakes have to say in the Diary Room.

7:16 — Part Two is a timed competition where they have to use crossbows and catapults to knock down cut-outs of the evicted houseguests.  Again, we already know that Josh narrowly won this so it’s not really that interesting to watch.

7:23 — Maybe it’s because I already know who is going to win but it really seems like they’re dragging out the 2nd part of the HoH competition.

7:28 — Lol at Paul saying that he’s playing to ease his rich family’s financial burdens.

7:34 — Yay!  It’s a jury segment, with Dr. Will talking to the jury.  Will is one of the few former houseguests to have defended this season but, from what  understand, Will hasn’t actually watched the show in 9 years.  This jury gig is all about collection a paycheck.

7:36 — Okay, I am absolutely loving Mark taking on Matt and Raven.  I wish Mark had managed to survive because I would have loved to see him call out Paul in the house.

7:37 — I can’t understand a damn word Raven’s saying.

7:39 — Yeah, the jury sounds bitter but I don’t ever trust these jury roundtables.  They always try to make it sound like the jury is more uncertain than they are.

7:45 — I’m glad I had the closed captioning on during that jury sequence because, otherwise, I wouldn’t have the slightest idea what Raven just said.

7:50 — The power is up for grabs!  The third part of the HoH comp is the usual Scales of Just Us competition.  Paul and Josh have to answer 8 questions about their houseguests.

7:52 — The audience booed when Paul got the first question right.  And then they cheered when Josh got the second one.

7:54 — JOSH JUST WON THE FINAL HOH!

8:02 — Josh is about to make his decision.

8:04 — JOSH!  YOU MORON!  Josh just evicted Christmas.

8:14 — The jury has come out.  Cody’s not even pretending to care.

8:15 — Elena asks Paul if he was bully.  Paul says that he doesn’t think that he was a bully.

8:16 — Matt asked Josh to name his biggest move.  Josh is rambling about making alliances.

8:16 — Alex asks Paul why he went against Friendship.  Paul says that a lot of people turned their back on him and betrayed him in the house.

8:17 — Cody asked Josh to prove that he played his own game.  Josh says blah blah blah.  Seriously, I can’t follow his stream of random words.

8:18 — Jason asks Paul why he unnecessarily lied to the jury.  Paul says that he didn’t and that he didn’t always know what was going to happen in the house.  The jury is smirking.

8:19 — Mark asked Josh if he feels bad about acting like a jerk.  Josh says that he does.

8:20 — Josh asked a stupid question about Peppy and Crutches.  Who cares?

8:25 — Here comes the final statements from Paul and Josh.  Josh’s answers were incoherent but sincere.  Paul was way too slick and seemed shocked when he was asked about bullying.

8:27 — Paul’s speech may have been good but he talked way too fast.  However, that might not be a problem because Josh isn’t exactly the most articulate speaker either.

8:29 — Now we’re voting. I’m going to predict that Paul will win by one or two votes.  We’ll see if I’m right in a few moments.

8:36 — Julie is talking to the HGs who didn’t make jury.  Jessica just told everyone that they all got played by Paul.

8:42 — Julia now showing Josh’s goodbye messages, all which revealed Paul’s plans.  Paul is furious.  He’s trying to hide it but he’s not doing a good job of it.

8:50 — Time to count the votes!

Christmas — Paul

Kevin — Paul

Alex — Josh

Raven — Paul

Jason — Josh

Matt — Paul

Mark — Josh

Elena — Josh

Cody — JOSH!

JOSH WINS BY ONE VOTE!

Once again, Paul’s terrible jury management has done him in.

8:56 — Okay, time to reveal AFP:

The top three are: Kevin, Cody, and Jason.

The winner is: CODY!

 

And that’s it!  Thank you everyone for reading and commenting this season!  Let us know what you think about the end of Big Brother 19 in the comments below!

Lisa Marie

P.S. The blog is not over.  I’ll be posting some more of my own thoughts tomorrow or Friday.  But for now, I want to turn it over to y’all to get your reactions. 🙂

 

 

 

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BB 19 — It’s Time To Open Up The Diary Room For The Final Time!

by Lisa Marie Bowman on September 19, 2017

Hi y’all!

I’m sorry that I missed yesterday, I had some personal things to deal with.  Fortunately, nothing unexpected or, for that matter, interesting happened in the house while I was gone.  That’s the way that it is when there’s only three people left in the house.  At this point, everyone’s done almost everything that they can do.

True, a better player than Christmas would probably be using this time to try to talk both Paul and Josh into taking her with them to the final two.  But Christmas is not a good player.  She’s a flop of player and she’s basically been carried to her current position, both literally and figuratively.  Instead of trying to figure out a way to get into the final two despite being out of the running for the final HoH, Christmas has been saying that she thinks Paul and Josh should take each other to the final two.

(At the same time, she also told Josh to take whoever he thought he could beat.  I don’t know if she realizes that would be her.)

Anyway, the show is almost over!  So, you know what that means!  It is time for me to open up the Diary Room one last time!

Today, we are voting for who you want to win the game.  Do you vote for…

CHRISTMAS, the one-legged instagram celebrtity

JOSH, the pots-and-pans man

PAUL, the bearded wannabe godfather

TREJO, the poor little toucan who never wanted to be a part of any of this

or

THE RAT, who has been scurrying around the kitchen for two weeks now?

Cast you vote over on the right side of the page or in the comments below!

Then Wednesday, be sure to watch the final episode of Big Brother 19, where both the winner of the game and the winner of AFP will be revealed!  I’ll be posting my recap that same night and it will certainly be a lot of words.

See you then!

Lisa Marie

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