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Big Brother 19: Week Four

August 8, 2017

Filed Under : Big Brother - Lifestyle


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In the first unanimous vote of the season, Dominique Cooper, the 30 year old government engineer became the fourth houseguest evicted from the Big Brother house. Following Cody’s eviciton, Dominique was in hot water after a few allegations were thrown her way. So, how did it all go down? Check out the full summary below.

Head of Household


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The Space Cadet’s Head of Household competition picks up right after Cody’s eviction. According to Wikipedia, “Houseguests stood on a small foothold and held on to their handles, trying to stay on the side of the space station.” The last houseguest standing wins! Alex and Elena were the last houseguests standing, and a few deals were exchanged. For protection, Alex agreed to keep Elena and her people safe this week. Elena dropped, and Alex won HoH!

Nominations

Since last week, Paul and Alex have been building this good old friendship. That being said, Alex winning HoH was a win for Paul as well. Rather than targeting Jessica, who is alone in the game, Alex, Jason, and Paul decided to take a stab at the other side of the house. Dominique and Mark’s names have been floating around since Cody threw them under the bus on his way out. So, it came to no surprise that Paul wanted them out.

So, remember that deal between Elena and Alex during the HoH competition? Dominique and Mark were included on Elena’s “safe” list. At the nomination ceremony, Alex broke her deal with Elena and nominated Dominique and Jessica for eviction. Dominique felt completely betrayed by her former alliance, while Jessica saw her nomination coming from a mile away.

Power of Veto Competition

Alex, Dominique, Jessica, Kevin, Christmas, and Jason, participated in the Temple of Temptation Power of Veto competition. According to Wikipedia, “Houseguests must walk across their suspended beam and hit their statue. They must then return and hit their button again. Each time they hit their button, they will earn a point. If they fall in the lava, however, their counter will reset to zero. However, the houseguests were also offered a temptation. The first houseguest to hit their special button will earn a money prize, but they will eliminate themselves from the competition. The first houseguest to get fifty points will win the Power of Veto.” Jason wins!

Power of Veto Ceremony

As Jessica rebuilds her lost relationships, Dominique seeks justice to clear her name. After receiving a message from God himself, Dominique identifies Paul as the “snake.” Her holy revelation is followed by a heated exchange of words with Paul during a house meeting. To make things worse, Jason decided not to use the Power of Veto, leaving Dominique and Jessica remaining on the block.

Den of Temptation


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Right before the live eviction, Jessica was offered the Halting Hex temptation.  Once accepted, she can use the power to cancel any of the next four evictions. Knowing that the votes were stacked against Dominique, Jessica decided against using the power this week. The eviction continued as normal.

Live Eviction


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In a ten to zero vote, Dominique Cooper was evicted on day thrity. After her eviction interview, Julie had good news for our latest evictee. Similar to last season, the Big Brother Battle Back has returned. The first four evicted houseguests will compete head to head for a chance to come back in the game. Exciting, right? Be on the look out for the next Big Brother post this week.

Thanks,

-Bryce Lennon

 

Big Brother 19: Week Three

August 1, 2017

Filed Under : Big Brother - Lifestyle


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After twenty three days, Cody Nickson, the 32 year old construction sales rep from Plano, TX became the second houseguest evicted from the Big Brother house. After being in a position of power last week, Cody’s game was completely turned upside down. During the live eviction, his alliance went against their original plan and sent the unintended target, Jillian home. To make matters even worse, Cody’s arch nemesis, Paul, became the newest HoH. As the week progressed, it came to no surprise that Cody found himself sitting on the chopping block, and eventually evicted during the live vote. You can find out how it all went down below.

Head of Household


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Following the live eviction, we are introduced to the Sugar Shot Head of Household competition. During this challenge, candies are dropped from the sky with tickets inside. Once collected, houseguests are allowed to exchange tickets, and take up to three shots at one time. The first houseguest to land a ball in the center heart wins Head of Household for the week. Paul, the 24 year old clothing designer wins this challenge.

Den of Temptation


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As you know, America has been voting all week to tempt a new houseguest inside the den of temptation. The houseguest that accepts their temptation will unleash a consequence on the house. Christmas, the 35 year old fitness superstar was offered the Ring of Replacement, which grants her the power to replace a randomly drawn player in any veto competition this season. Of course, she accepts! In order to release the power though, Christmas selected Cody, Jessica, and Jason to be cursed for the week.

Nominations

Since the beginning of the week, Paul has made it known who his targets are, Cody and Jessica. With that being said, he plans on backdooring Cody, using two pawns in ths process. Paul eventually convinces both Alex and Josh to go up on the block together. During the nomination ceremony, Paul follows through with his plan and nominates Alex and Josh for eviction.

Cursed

Oh, and let’s not forget about Ramses. Remember, last week, he randomly received the nomination curse. He decided to use the curse this week, and became the third nominee.

Power of Veto Competition


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Paul, Alex, Josh, Ramses, Elena, and Matt participated in the Path of Least Resistance Power of Veto competition. According to wikipedia, “In this competition, houseguests competed individually. They must go through a series of rooms and answer questions based on what they have seen throughout the previous rooms. If they answer a question correctly, they may walk through a quicker path. If they answer incorrectly, they must take a delayed path that contains a challenge that will slow them down. The houseguest to make it through all five areas in the fastest time will win the Power of Veto. Paul was the winner.”

Power of Veto Ceremony

With complete power, Paul has every intention to carry out his plan. As expected, he used the Power of Veto on Josh, naming Cody as the replacement nominee.

Live Eviction


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Worried about Jessica’s position in the game, Cody decided to throw some of his former alliance members, Mark and Dominique, under the bus. Adding more fuel to the fire, Cody continued to stir the pot during Dominique’s talk show. Not only did this incident expose the old alliance to the house, it brought some attention to Dominique. At the live eviction, Cody was evicted in a seven to three vote.

-Bryce Lennon

Big Brother 19: Premiere

July 13, 2017

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Source: CBS

It’s that time of the year again! America’s favorite reality tv series, Big Brother, is back on CBS for it’s 19th season. After a year of auditions, a whole new group of houseguests move into the Big Brother house with one goal in mind, to win the $500,000 prize. For three months, they will be completely cut off from the outside world. This Summer, the men and women moving into the Big Brother house will be enticed by more temptations and face more consequences than anyone in the history of the game. This season is the Summer of Temptation. So, what will it take to win it all? There’s only one way to find out. It’s time for Big Brother 19!

Move In Time


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We are introduced to the first group of houseguests through a series of montages and clips prior to entering the house:
Christmas Abbott, a 35 year old fitness superstar currently residing in Raleigh, NC.
Jason Dent, a 37 year old rodeo clown currently from Humeston, IA.
Alex Ow, a 28 year old eco-friendly marketing rep currently residing in Camarillo, CA.
Kevin Schlehuber, a 55 year old stay at home dad from Boston, MA.
Dominique Cooper, a 30 year old government engineer currently residing in Woodbridge, VA.
Mark Jansen, a 25 year old personal trainer currently from Grand Island, NY.
Elena Davies, a 26 year old radio personality currently residing in Dallas, TX.
Ramses Soto, a 21 year old cosplay artist currently residing in Grand Rapids, MI.


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A few minutes later, we are then brought back to the house, where the houseguests are greeted by Julie. Through a unanimous draw, the first four to enter the Big Brother house are Alex, Mark, Ramses, and Elena. Without any hesitation, the first four houseguests enter the house like a group of wild animals, looking for bedrooms right away. Jason, Dominique, Kevin, and Chrimstas, enter shortly after.

For the round of introductions, we meet another diverse group including:
Cody Nickson, a 32 year old construction sales rep currently residing in Plano, TX
Raven Walton, a 23 year old dance teacher from DeValls Bluff, AR
Josh Martinez, a 23 year old hair care sales associate currently residing in Homestead, FL
Cameron Heard, a 24 year old microbiologist currently residing in Woodbridge, IL
Megan Lowder, a 28 year old dog walker currently residing in Phoenix, AZ
Jessica Graf, a 26 year old VIP Concierage currently residing in Los Angeles, CA
Matthew Clines, a 33 year old renovation consultant from Arlington, VA
Jillian Parker, a 24 year old timeshare sales rep currently residing in Las Vegas, NV


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Similar to the first group, Julie welcomes the houseguests to their new home. The first four to enter are Cameron, Jillian, Matt, and Raven. When entering, they are greeted to a round of cheers and applause from their new roommates. Cody, Jessica, Josh, and Megan are the final four to enter the house.

Garden of Temptation


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Once we get through a round of formal introductions, the houseguests meet in the backyard to experience their first temptation, the Garden of Tempation. Here, each houseguests will sit in a sequestered pod. The houseguests are offered $25,000. The identity of hosueguests that accepts the offer will be anonymous. However, their actions would unleash the first twist of the season. Kevin, the 55 year old stay at home dad took the offer. In doing so, Kevin has two consequences. He is unable to win in the first HoH competition and has unleashed the first twist in the house.

Twist Unleashed


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After leaving the Garden of Temptation, the houseguests are still in shock. Then, the doorbell rings. Fan favortie, Paul Abrahamian, the 24 year old clothing designer from Big Brother 18, enters the house. Julie announces that Paul is part of the unleashed twist. Although some houseguests were completely star struck, some viewed Paul is a big threat, especially since he was runner-up last season. Cody, the 32 year old construction worker, is ready to backdoor Paul out the game. Megan rallies Jillian, Alex, and Ramses to discuss Paul’s position in the game.

After a brief period, Julie is back to announce that Paul is back in the game. However, Paul is not simply moving in to the Big Brother house to play the game, he is taking someone’s spot in the first ever Big Brother swamp. Then, Paul was given the task to select eight houseguests to receive a “Friendship” bracelet, which saves them from eviction. Since he didn’t have much to go off, Paul gave bracelets to Kevin, Raven, Dominique, Mark, Jason, Jessica, Ramses, and Elena.

Tempted by the Fruit


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Now, that the other eight houseguests have to fight to stay in the game, they will compete in the backyard in the Tempted by the Fruit Competition. For this competition, the participating houseguests are required to stand on a trapeze bar while holding on to a rope. Once he or she falls, they will select an apple from a serpent. Four apples contain safety, while the other three apples are “poisonous”. During the competition, Julie provides clues, guiding them to the four safe apples. The last houseguest standing has guaranteed his or her safety from the eviction, and the three houseguests with poisonous apples would be nominated for the first eviction. Jillian is the first to fall, followed by Megan. Josh takes a chance and grabs once of the apples, the same with Cameron. Christmas and Matt eventually drop, leaving Alex and Cody in the competition. After a lengthy conversation, Alex can’t hold on anymore and drops, giving Cody the win.

The Reveal


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Now that everyone has fallen, it’s time to open each apple. Alex and Matt are safe, as Christmas and Cameron received a “poisoned” apple. Josh and Megan are both safe, and Jillian is left with a poisoned apple as well.

Temptation Twist Power


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Back in the house, Julie tells the three nominees, Cameron, Christmas, and Jillian that they can either participant in a third competition to decide who goes home or let the other houseguests vote to decide. In a strange turn of events, Jillian and Christmas vote for a houseguest vote, while Cameron votes for the third competition option. Remember that time Christmas was a fitness celebrity? She was not trying to participate in anything physical.

Eviction


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There was a last minute scramble right before the eviction. Unfortunately, one houesguest fell short. In the case of a tie, Paul will be the sole vote to evict. One by one, each houseguest went into the diary room to cast their vote. Receiving eight votes, Cameron the 24 year old microbiologist, became the first houesguest evicted from the Big Brother house.

Opinions


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Okay, so I’m going to keep this brief and optimistic. I actually love this new group of houseguests. Not only are they very vibrate, they are also a lot more mature age wise. Big Brother usually casts a lot of 20 something year olds. This season, the cast is mostly in their late 20s, and early 30s.

As far as favorites, I don’t have one yet. However, certain houseguests have made a lasting impression on me. I’ll provide more details as the weeks play out.

Lastly, I am actually happy to see Paul again, I just don’t like the circumstances. Paul would have been perfect for a second all stars season. We will see how this goes.

Overall, I am very impressed so far. There is not much to go off, but the season looks promising. I will be back at the beginning of next week to bring you the remaining week one summary, followed by week two. I’m a little behind, so I’m trying my best to keep up with the show.

Until we meet again,

-Bryce Lennon

Big Brother Canada 5: Finale

July 7, 2017

Filed Under : Big Brother - Lifestyle


Source: Global TV

After surviving sixty-nine days and fourteen evictions, veteran player Kevin Martin was crowned the winner of Big Brother Canada 5. The twenty four year old professional poker player came in this season with a huge chip on his shoulder, and a major target on his back. In the end, Kevin’s cutthroat game play finally paid off. You can find out how it all went down in the brief summary below!

Head of Household


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The final head of household was determined by a tough three part competition. The winner of the Jungle Fever competition automatically advances to the final round. With Demetres, Karen, and Kevin all fighting for the sole vote evict, the stakes were high. Luckily, Demetres was able to pull out the win, securing his spot in the final competition.

In the “When Stars Align” HoH competition, Karen and Kevin used their knowledge of previous events to light up a series of constellations. With his great memorization skills, Kevin was able to take home the win, beating out Karen.

In the “Jury Questions” competition, Kevin and Demetres went head to head to win the final HoH round. After correctly answering a series of questions, Kevin emerged victorious!

Eviction


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With a guaranteed spot in the final two, Kevin must decide who to evict and will become the last member of the jury. Kevin had a big decision to make. Although there are pros and cons to both, Kevin followed his gut instinct and evicted Demetres from the game.

The Jury


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The eight person jury consisting of Neda, Sindy, Bruno, Jackie, Dre, William, Dillon, and Ika (Minus the newly evicted Demetres) congregated with former BBCAN player, Tim, to discuss who played the best game. Tensions were at an all time high due to the heated exchange between Ika and Neda. Nerveless, the jury had a tough decision to make.

The Vote


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After asking a series of questions to the finalists, the jury listened to Karen and Kevin as the plead their case to win. With that being said, it was time for the jury to cast their votes. One at the time, each jury member voted for who they wanted to win the game. Once the votes were counted and verified, it was finally time to announce the winner.

The Winner


Source: Global TV

Here is the order in which each vote was cast:
Neda – Kevin
Sindy – Kevin
Bruno – Kevin
Jackie – Kevin
Dre – Kevin
William – Kevin
Dillon – Kevin
Ika – Kevin
Demetres – Kevin

Kevin was crowned the winner of Big Brother Canada Season 5!

I enjoyed everyone this season! Be on the look out for my Big Brother 19 summaries, starting next week.

Thanks again!

-Bryce Lennon