Celebrity Big Brother 3 — Just A Quick Update

by Lisa Marie Bowman on February 6, 2022

Hi, everyone!

This is going to be a quick update, just in case you missed tonight’s show. Chris Kirkpatrick is the HoH. His nominees are currently Chris Kattan and Mirai. He nominated them because he says that he’s not sure where their loyalties lie. And it is true that neither Kattan nor Mirai had really discussed the game with Chris Kirkpatrick but, at the same time, it’s not like Chris Kirkpatrick made much of attempt to talk to them either. So, my feeling is that Kirkpatrick basically wimped out and went after some easy targets.

The veto comp is tomorrow. Chis is thinking about putting up Cynthia as a replacement if either one of his nominees comes down.

And that’s it for now!

Lisa Marie

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Celebrity Big Brother 3 — About Last Night

by Lisa Marie Bowman on February 5, 2022

I finally got a chance to sit down and watch last night’s episode of Celebrity Big Brother.

It was actually far better than I was expecting.  It felt like a real episode of Big Brother, with an actual challenge and an actual twist that forced the houseguests to think on their toes.  I have to wonder why the hat twist was saved for Celebrity Big Brother, as opposed to being used during regular Big Brother.  Regular Big Brother could use a twist like that.  It’s almost a shame to waste it on a bunch of houseguests who really don’t care whether they win or not.

As for last night’s show, Teddi was voted out.  What’s interesting is neither Teddi nor Todd Bridges were originally nominated by Meisha but they’re still the ones who ended up sitting up front during the eviction.  What happened was this:

First off, Carson won the veto.  He used it on himself and, of course, Meisha replaced him on the block with Teddi.  Teddi was her original target, before Meisha decided that Mirai couldn’t be trusted.  So, Meisha went back on her previous deal and put Teddi on the block as a replacement.

Then, right before the vote, Julie announced that the Gala Gift hat came with a curse.  The houseguests were again required to trade it around.  The twist was that whoever was the last to get the hat would 1) have to remove one of the nominees and 2) become a nominee themselves.  Todd Bridges was the last to receive the hat.  He took Mirai off the block and went up in her place.

Now, Todd hasn’t done much in the house but he deserves some credit for giving a short and to the point pre-eviction speech.  “Do what you think is best,” or something like that.  The speech, to be honest, kind of indicates that Todd doesn’t really care that much about the show but still, it was nice not to have to sit through a hundred shout-outs.

As for the votes, Chris Kattan, Carson, and Cynthia voted to evict Todd.  Everyone else voted for Teddi.  By a vote of 5-3, Teddi was evicted.

One thing that was not shown on last night’s show is that Chris Kirkpatrick apparently got into a big argument about Mirai about something.  (I’m not sure what but the houseguests have mentioned it on the feeds.)  After the argument, Kirkpatrick was actually removed from the house because he had tested positive for COVID.  However, the test was later determined to be a false positive and, after several hours in isolation, Kirkpatrick returned.

That’s it for now.  From what I’ve seen of the live feeds, everyone seems to be sleeping in, except for Lamar who got up early and cleaned the kitchen.  Good for him.  I always like the houseguests who actually try to keep the house clean.

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Celebrity Big Brother 3 — You Had One Job

by Lisa Marie Bowman on February 4, 2022

On last night’s episode of Celebrity Big Brother, the celebrities showed that — if nothing else — they understood the importance of forming a big and unwieldy alliance and giving it a name.

Todrick was at the center of several alliances.  He stated out agreeing to work with Carson Kressley, Shanna Moakler, and Cynthia Bailey.  Then, HoH Miesha suggested that Todrick work with her and Lamar Odom as a sort of “athletes alliance,” despite the fact that Todrick’s not an athlete.  Then Chris Kirkpatrick decided to try to start a Popstar alliance with him and Todrick.  And finally, Mirai suggested that Todrick, Carson, Shanna, Cynthia, Teddi fomr an alliance.

Mirai’s alliance seems to be the one that has actually decided to stick together.  On the one hand, 6 people in an alliance is a bit much.  On the other hand, it is a majority of the house.  Mirai’s big mistake was not bringing the HoH into the alliance.  Whether she likes Miesha or not, Miesha has the power right now.  Anyway, once the alliance formed, Carson said that they had to come up with a cool name.  I thought to myself that at least Carson would be able to come up with something clever….

“The Formation!” Carson declared.


The Gala Gift turned out to be the stupid hat that the celebrities had to trade around and the last person who put the hat on their head would be safe for the week.  It was dumb.  Anyway, Cynthia ended up as the last person to get the hat so she’s safe.

As for the nominations, Meisha was planning on nominating Teddi and Chris Kattan because she felt that Teddi was playing too hard.  Mirai told Teddi was Meisha was planning because, after all, Mirai and Teddi are in the same alliance.  After Teddi talked to Meisha, Todrick revealed that Mirai was the one who told Teddi what was going on.  Meisha decided to nominated Mirai and Carson for eviction.

Friday night, we’ll have our first veto comp and our first eviction.  Yay.

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Celebrity Big Brother 3 — Live Feeds? Who Needs Them?

by Lisa Marie Bowman on February 3, 2022

Hi, everyone!

So, last night, Celebrity Big Brother got started.  It’ll last through the month of February and it’ll feature 11 “celebrities” competing for a quarter million dollars because God knows, celebrities need money.  I have to admit that I’m not really a huge fan of celebrity reality competitions and none of the celebrities that they found for the third season of Celebrity Big Brother are all that interesting.  I hate to put it like that and get things started on a negative note but that’s the truth.

Here are the 11 celebrities:

  1. Carson Kressley, of Queer Eye For The Straight Guy and a whole host of other shows
  2. Chris Kattan, one of the Saturday Night Live people who did not get a film career out his time on the show
  3. Chris Kirkpatrick, the member of NSYNC who everyone forgets about
  4. Cynthia Bailey, model
  5. Lamar Odom, former basketball player who was married to Khloe Kardashian
  6. Miesha Tate, UFC mixed martial artist
  7. Mirai Nagasu, Olympic figure skater
  8. Shanna Moakler, model
  9. Teddi Mellencamp, real housewife
  10. Todd Bridges, actor and drug counselor
  11. Todrick Hall, YouTube personality and Taylor Swift acquaintance

Last night featured everyone entering the house and meeting each other and …. well, it was kind of boring.  No one really made that big of an impression, though my early favorite is Miria Nagasu because figure skating is cool.  Lamar Odom gave off a “I’m going to walk off the show after three days vibe.”  Miesha Tate seems to be taking things a bit too seriously.  Chris Kattan seems like he’s going to be a bit too needy.

Miesha won the first HoH.  Who is Meisha going to target?  Have there been any early alliances?  I can’t tell you because the live feeds have been delayed.

I would suggest getting used to this happening. These are celebrities so I doubt the producers are going to let us see too much.

Anyway, there’s another episode tonight so maybe we’ll see who Miesha’s has nominated for eviction.

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Big Brother 23 — In Conclusion

by Lisa Marie Bowman on September 29, 2021




Seriously, if you’re on the West Coast or if you just haven’t seen the finale yet, I’m about to spoil who won the season so read at your own risk!

Okay, with that out of the way …. it was a pretty predictable ending. I think from the minute that Tiffany and then Kyland were voted out of the House, it was pretty obvious that this game was Xavier’s to lose. Both Derek F. and Azah said they were planning on taking him to the final two if either of them won the final HoH, which would indicate that neither of them realized how weak their own cases would be compared to Xavier’s. In the end, though, Xavier won the final HoH comp and he wisely evicted Azah and took Big D to final two.

To be honest, it’s hard for me to think of any player that has ever been less deserving of making it to the end than Big D. Big D claimed that he carried the Cookout to the end. He said that he deserved to win because “I put the work in.” BIG D DID NOTHING! Big D slept all day. He complained nonstop. He didn’t come close to winning a single comp. Big D was carried to the end because Xavier knew he could beat him.

In the end, it was a 9-0 vote. Big D did not get one single vote. As for America’s Favorite Player, it went TIffany. If Tiffany hadn’t been evicted and had made it to the final two, she could have made a contest of it. That would have been an exiting finale. Instead, Tiffany was voted out and Xavier got exactly the ending that he wanted. To be honest, I was kind of bored with this season. Regardless of how historically significant the Cookout was, it’s always boring when one alliance dominates the entire game.

Xavier has made history as the first black winner of Big Brother and this season is now over. Thank you for reading! I’m afraid that I wasn’t able to be as active this season as I’ve been in the past but I do appreciate those of you who read my posts and who commented. At the end of every season, I’m usually kind of burned out on Big Brother and I think to myself, “I’m taking next year off” but I will probably be back next season. What can I say? I’m addicted to this show! We’ll see what happens!

For now, I’m covering Survivor over at Reality TV Chat Blog. Hope to see you there!

How does everyone feel about the finale?

Lisa Marie

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Well, this season is nearly over. On Wednesday, the final HoH will be crowned, the final two will face the jury, and someone will win the 23rd season of Big Brother!

That also means that it’s time for us to open up the Diary Room one last time.

Who do you want to win Big Brother?

Do you vote for….

AZAH, who came on strong in the final weeks of the game after previously flying under the radar

BIG D, who insists that he’s done a lot more in the House than people realize


XAVIER, the co-founder of the Cookout?

You know the drill! Cast your vote in the poll or in the comments below! And then be sure to watch on Wednesday as the season comes to a close!

Happy voting!

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Well, the finale of Big Brother 23 is just a few days away and the houseguests are currently competing for the right to be the final HoH. Whoever wins the three-part HoH comp will not only advance to the final two but will also get to pick who sits next to them.

The part of the HoH contest was won by Xavier. No surprise there. Judging from Azah and Derek F’s comments in the House, Xavier won pretty easily.

The 2nd part of the HoH comp was Azah vs. Derek F. and Azah won! And again, who is surprised? Has Derek F. won anything during his time in the House?

On Wednesday. Azah and Xavier will face off in part three.

Derek F. is, needless to say, whining up a storm right now. Azah was comforting him by telling him that he could still win America’s Favorite Player but Derek F. says that he doesn’t want AFP. He wants to be sitting in the final two. So, you heard him. Don’t give him your AFP vote.

The finale is on Wednesday!

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Big Brother 23 — About Tonight

by Lisa Marie Bowman on September 23, 2021


Tonight’s episode of Big Brother was …. well, it’s been over an hour and I’m still trying to figure out how I feel about it.

First off, let’s get the important stuff out of the way.

Xavier did not use the veto, as we all knew he wouldn’t.

Derek F. cast his vote to evict and he voted for Kyland.

Kyland was totally blindsided. Kyland stood up, accepted his hugs from Xavier, Derek, and Azah and then….

He refused to leave.

He stood there in front of the door and he demanded that Xavier explain why he had lied to him. Xavier said that it was just the game. Kyland pointed out that he saved Xavier when he was on the block. Xavier repeated that Kyland would understand it all after the game ended.

And Kyland still did not leave.

Instead, he asked Xavier if this was what he wanted to teach Kobe.

Now, for those of you who might not know, Kobe is Xavier’s nephew. Xavier’s brother died earlier in the year and Xavier is planning on raising Kobe. Kyland basically accused Xavier of not being a good role model.

“Say my nephew’s name again,” Xavier said, as Derek F. stood beside him.

“He needs a man to look up to,” Kyland replied.

Meanwhile, in the studio, Julie said that it was time for Kyland to leave. After what felt like an eternity of glaring Kyland finally did leave. He seemed oddly cheerful outside of the house, telling Julie that he really hoped he would be invited back for an all-stars seasons which …. I don’t think it’s going to happen after that. Big Brother’s producers don’t want to get sued because a brawl broke out in the house and someone got inured.

Now, for the record, this is not the first time that there was nearly a fight after an eviction. On Over The Top, Cornbread cussed everyone out when he was evicted. On All-Stars, Howie actually tried to hit Mike Boogie but stopped himself at the last minute and instead just grabbed Mike’s hat. So, this is not the first time this has happened. Still, after a boring week of Derek F. and Azah trying to delude themselves into thinking that either one of them have a chance to beat Xavier, Kyland’s reaction did provide a moment of excitement.

When it happened, my first reaction was that Kyland was being honest in his reaction and at least it was unexpected. At the exact moment, I actually appreciated Kyland for not being fake about it. Instead of pretending to smile and hugging everyone, he went with his first reaction and demanded some answers. But now, nearly 90 minutes later, my feelings are more mixed and I kind of wish that I hadn’t witnessed all of that. Bringing up Xavier’s nephew was not a classy move and I say this as someone who doesn’t particularly like Xavier. If Kyland had called Xavier out for being a liar, that would have been one thing because there really was no reason to keep Kyland in the dark. At that point, with only four people in the House, Kyland had every right to be upset over being lied to. But making it about family …. yeah, that was a step too far. Kyland should have left Kobe out of it.

But regardless of how any of us feel about how exited the House, Kyland is now heading to the jury and our final three is made up of Xavier, Derek, and Azah. The show ends on Wednesday and, as of right now, Xavier seems almost unstoppable (though I doubt he’ll be getting Kyland’s vote.)

Lisa Marie

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Big Brother 23 — Time To Open Up The Diary Room

by Lisa Marie Bowman on September 22, 2021

Oh, hey, I guess it’s that time again!

It’s time open up the diary room and allow you to cast your vote for who you want to see go this week!

Because there’s only 4 players left and the veto ceremony has yet to take place, that means that there are 3 possibilities. HoH Xavier is safe but, depending on what he does with the veto, either Kyland, Azah, or Derek F. could leave on Thursday!

So, who you want to see go?

KYLAND, the long-winded strategist

AZAH, who has laid low for the entire season


DEREK F, who always wakes up in time to cast his evote?

Let us know by voting over in the poll on the right side of the page or in the comments below! And then be sure to watch on Thursday to find out who will be the newest juror and also which houseguests will join Xavier in the final three!

Happy voting,

Lisa Marie

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Big Brother 23 — My Mistake

by Lisa Marie Bowman on September 20, 2021

So, I have to admit that I made a mistake.

I was under the impression that the veto meeting was today but I forgot how things work during the final week of Big Brother. The veto meeting will be Thursday, during the live show. Xavier will announce whether or not he’s going to take either Azah or Kyland off the block and then, whoever is not nominated or HoH, will cast the only vote.

As of right now, it still looks like Xavier is going to keep the nominations the same. He’s expecting Derek F. to then vote out Kyland. I imagine that is what will happen but you never know. Derek F. has been in a really bad mood today, mostly because he thinks that the other three are unfairly discounting him as a potential winner. He’s spent most of today arguing with Azah about whether or not Derek actually did anything in the House. Derek keeps insisting that he was one of the most important members of the Cookout. Azah keeps suggesting that the Cookout carried Derek to the final three.

Though she’s right, it’s still a strange strategy for Azah to take. Why upset the one person who is going to decide your fate in the game? Xavier, for his part, wants Kyland gone and I imagine that, if he feels Derek can’t be trusted, Xavier will take Azah off the block and then let her cast the eviction vote for Kyland. But then again, if Azah’s angry enough at Derek, anything’s possible.

Basically, Xavier is now having to trust that the other houseguest will continue to do what he wants, despite the fact that he really doesn’t have any power. One thing that Xavier does have going in his favor is that neither Derek nor Azah like Kyland and Kyland hasn’t done much to win either of them over this week. So, in the end, I guess it’s just going to come down to who is more annoyed at who on Thursday night.

We’ll see!

Lisa Marie

P.S. Survivor returns on Wednesday! Yay!

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