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The BIG BROTHER Producers Toss Cast Member From House!!

I am – Hercules!!
Contestant Chima Simone was kicked out of the “Big Brother” house by producers this weekend for rules violations. Bloggers watching live feeds on the Internet report she threw her microphone into the backyard pool and refused to put on a new one. Her departure apparently occured very early Saturday morning. From CBS:
“Chima has been evicted by the producers from the Big Brother house for violating the rules. She will not be part of the show’s jury. Her eviction will be addressed on an upcoming broadcast of the show.”
SPOILERS AHEAD. Simone, a freelance journalist, had just endured two key setbacks. Her Head-of-Household nominations were overturned Thursday by fellow contestant Jeff Schroeder via a rare “Coup d’Etat” power granted him by viewers. On Friday she was nominated for eviction alongside house ally Natalie Martinez. Simone had earlier in the week threatened to disrupt the series’ Aug. 13 telecast if her nominees were removed that day (as they ultimately were). It is widely assumed her threats precipitated CBS' decision to pre-tape that evening’s telecast rather than, per tradition, air it live. There’s no word yet on whether the current HoH, neuroscientist Michele Noonan, has nominated or will nominate for eviction another houseguest, or whether sequestered ex-houseguest Jessie Godderz might rejoin the house as replacement. Next Thursday’s live edition was expected to be the series’ annual “double-eviction” episode, which traditionally tosses two contestants out of the house within the span of an hour. UPDATE: Schroeder's ally Jordan Lloyd became the new HoH in a surprise competition held Saturday, so I'm guessing plans for a Thursday double-eviction have been scrapped, and Godderz will not be returned to the competition. END SPOILERS. Simone is not the first “Big Brother” houseguest to be ejected by producers. New Jersey bartender Justin Sebik was expelled from “Big Brother 2” when, on July 11, 2001, he held a knife to the throat of fellow houseguest Krista Stegall and asked, “Would you get mad if I killed you?” (Sebik was also sharing kisses with Stegall at the time.) Later, after it was discovered that Sebik had been twice arrested for assault in 1996 and 1997, Stegall sued CBS for failing to conduct a thorough-enough background check. Thursday's edition of “Big Brother” was TV’s highest-rated broadcast that night. The Thursday rankings in adults 18-34: 2.6 Big Brother 11 1.9 Who Wants To Be A Millionaire 1.9 The Mentalist 1.6 The Office 1.6 30 Rock (9:30) 1.5 House 1.5 Bones 1.5 CSI 1.4 30 Rock (8:00) 1.4 Law & Order 1.4 Grey’s Anatomy 1.2 Parks and Recreation 1.0 Private Practice 0.8 Supernatural A CBS press release on the matter:
"BIG BROTHER" CONTINUES TO GAIN MOMENTUM Thursday Eviction Edition of "Big Brother" Delivers Largest Audience on Any Night and Matches Highest Adult 18-49 Rating BIG BROTHER 11 continued to gain momentum as [Thursday] night's eviction broadcast posted its largest audience on any night and matched its highest adult 18-49 rating on any night, according to Nielsen preliminary live plus same day ratings for Thursday, Aug. 13. BIG BROTHER 11 THURSDAY was first in adults 25-54 (3.1/10), adults 18-49 (2.6/09), adults 18-34 (2.0/09), second in households (4.8/09) and viewers (7.61m), both behind ABC's "Millionaire". Compared to last week, BIG BROTHER 11 THURSDAY was up +17% in households (from 4.1/08), +15% in adults 25-54 (from 2.7/09), +13% in adults 18-49 (from 2.3/08), +18% in adults 18-34 (from 1.7/07) and added +1.17m viewers (from 6.44m, +18%). Note: Due to local pre-season football, CBS had preemptions/delays in several markets. Ratings and time period rankings are tentative and subject to change. For the night, CBS was first in households (5.1/09), viewers (7.71m), adults 25-54 (2.6/07) and adults 18-49 (2.0/06). BIG BROTHER 11 also continues to have its biggest season ever online, delivering 49.1 million page views, and streaming 6.9 million videos on,, and across CBS Network as well as mobile platforms.
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  • Aug. 15, 2009, 6:46 p.m. CST

    Fun fact:

    by Hercules

    Talkbackers who claim never to have followed a reality show are trying to make everyone forget that time mom caught them masturbating to "Breaking Bonaduce."

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 6:48 p.m. CST

    Hey herc

    by Ronnie__Dobbs

    How about a weekly "reality" post/talkback for all shows? Shit talk with people is one of the best parts of watching these famewhores.

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 6:57 p.m. CST

    who the fuck cares

    by bacci40 tired of these unreal reality shows<P> tv is now the vast wasteland it has always been touted to be<P> in 5 years, the networks wont even exist

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 6:58 p.m. CST

    My gf likes this show

    by torontoxic

    She's happy this chic is gone. Apparently Chima Simone is some serial lying, unemployed, racist black chick? She called a Mulsim guy a terrorist and they didn't kick her off? <P> I guess that kind of bigotry is acceptable in Hollywood. I wonder if the guy had been Jewish and she's called him something else what the results would have been?

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 7:01 p.m. CST


    by Hercules

    I'm tired of you trolling the reality-show posts. I watch reality shows, Harry watches reality shows, Judd Apatow and Diablo Cody watch reality shows. <p>Knock it off.

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 7:05 p.m. CST


    by Mistahtibbs

    I don't watch reality shows and when the hell were you talking to my mother?

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 7:10 p.m. CST

    Lydia is losing her shit over this.

    by Hercules

    She's screaming at Jeff and Michele and pouring beverages down the sink.

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 7:21 p.m. CST


    by kinanswer

    Fuck this dancing-in-big-jungle-on-ice shit. I'm only interested if they do a Death Race.

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 7:28 p.m. CST

    This show hasn't been good since

    by IForgotAbout19

    1984. Thank you, I'll be here all week.

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 7:29 p.m. CST

    Lydia fucking with Jeff's clothes?

    by splungiest


  • Aug. 15, 2009, 7:31 p.m. CST

    Did Michele nominate Lydia?

    by darthuser

    If not, I guess she's about to.

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 7:33 p.m. CST

    This is hilarious

    by darth girlfriend

    Jeff is telling Natalie to control Lydia, her archenemy

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 7:35 p.m. CST

    Jeff pulled Lydia off the block two days ago!

    by whoanecron

    Ungrateful cunt.

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 7:35 p.m. CST

    Bacci40. Owned.

    by Crow3711

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 7:37 p.m. CST

    Now Natalie and Michele are screaming

    by Katie Geek

    about which of them has the best Christian values

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 7:39 p.m. CST

    Jesus. Who knew Jeff

    by mach5jack

    could get than angry?

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 7:39 p.m. CST

    And yeah

    by mach5jack

    fuck off bacci40

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 7:41 p.m. CST

    Just because it's the most watched program...

    by srh1son

    doesn't mean it isn't shit. When scripted programming is eventually scuttled by reality programming, then it'll be time to cancel my cable.

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 7:42 p.m. CST

    Is Lydia getting yelled at in the Diary Room?

    by Lisa Bent

    They're not showing her on the feeds

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 7:43 p.m. CST


    by Lisa Bent

    Cancel your cable. I think that ship sailed 10 years ago.

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 7:45 p.m. CST

    More "We'll Be Right Back"??

    by Mose Schrute

    let us in, you feed-bogarting fucks

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 7:48 p.m. CST

    when they shut down the feeds this often

    by mcgowanleg

    are there refunds in the offing?

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 7:50 p.m. CST

    Chima's lips fell off. Fake bitch.

    by lockesbrokenleg

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 7:50 p.m. CST

    Slow news day, huh Herc?

    by James Westfall

    File this under "No one but you gives a shit."

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 7:57 p.m. CST

    Top story over at EW and TV Guide too

    by Lisa Bent

    I guess Herc's not the only one who thinks it's a slow news day.

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 7:58 p.m. CST

    Herc! Banning time!

    by Lisa Bent

    Time to delete some troll talkback accounts methinks!

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 8:16 p.m. CST

    HaHaHa... "kicked out"?! More like "quit"

    by blhotz

    The Producers fought tooth and nail to KEEP her in the house and she quit and walked out. Way to spin it CBS. HOWEVER she did break lots of rules.

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 8:16 p.m. CST

    Holy shit! Lydia

    by darth girlfriend

    just died her hair magenta! Warning color!

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 8:17 p.m. CST

    I thought it would be russel

    by Eyegore

    When I read the headline I figured he had got into another argument with chima and finally slapped the bitch. Funny that it's the other way around, but I could tell she was barely in control of herself too.

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 8:19 p.m. CST

    The only reality shows that are good...

    by nostairway

    Are the NFL, NBA and MLB. And I'm not sure that those aren't fixed either. As far as I'm concerned the Olympics is the greatest reality show ever.

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 8:19 p.m. CST

    blhotz: In truth I think Michele

    by darth girlfriend

    essentially evicted Chima. She would have been gone Thursday anyway.

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 8:21 p.m. CST

    and people think Leno at 10 is ruining TV??

    by j2talk

    God i pray for the day these shows vanish...i never want to hear about American i-dull ,the hills or Survivor again....

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 8:27 p.m. CST

    Glad Chima is gone! She was the worst.

    by Heckles

    She was a shitty BB contestant to begin with. Didn't she want to leave the first week after being a "have-not"? <br><br>I can't believe the producers actually had to pre-tape the show because of her. What a jerk.<br><br>I really, really hope Jessie doesn't come back. Super mega douchebag.<br><br>What I want to know is, how will the jury play out now? It's a jury of seven, typically. Now there aren't enough people left to make up a seven person jury. They can't bring back someone previously evicted. Jessie was the first member of the jury. Interesting. They could always have an Americas Vote.

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 8:29 p.m. CST

    Why is Lydia freaking out?

    by Heckles

    She's finally not on the block. What's her deal? Freak show.

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 8:32 p.m. CST

    Cause Lydia is a skanky bitch

    by lockesbrokenleg

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 8:33 p.m. CST

    What is the appeal of this show?

    by HollywoodHellraiser

    After 4 season of RW, 2 seasons of RR, and 2 seasons of RW/RR challenges I have stopped watching these types of reality shows.<p>I uses to watch some of the ones on VH1 because they were so fake, yet very funny!<p>Now that I had my filled I have stopped watching them as well.<p>What I don't understand is what is the appeal of Big Brother? It doesn't seem all that exciting say like RW so what exactly is the appeal of it?

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 8:38 p.m. CST

    Oh I see.

    by HollywoodHellraiser


  • Aug. 15, 2009, 8:41 p.m. CST

    I don't watch reality shows

    by punto

    I'm surprised only 2 people were ever thrown out for violating rules.. you'd think it'd be the easiest (and most fun) way to get out of that situation (don't tell me they were no people who got sick of living like that and wanted out). especially if you have the opportunity to fuck up a highly rated live broadcast..

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 8:41 p.m. CST


    by anakinsoyo

    Like has already been said . Who the fuck cares and why are they posting news about this shit on here for ? FUCKING SELL OUTS ! Reality tv shows are the death of real entertainment and art . FUCK big brother fuck reality tv shows fuck cookery shows and fuck jay z !

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 8:53 p.m. CST


    by Incomplete Gamer

    You must not have noticed that other people care enough to leave comments about what they think. You, on the other hand, is just trolling. There are a lot of shows I don't like that get posts, but I don't act like a cunt and act like nobody cares. Clearly there ARE people that care. Maybe not you, but the world doesn't revolve around you. Quit trolling.

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 8:54 p.m. CST


    by Don Lockwood

    Only new show during the summer? That might have been true ten years ago, but certainly not these days. <p> This summer saw new episodes of Burn Notice, Royal Pains, Breaking Bad, Damages, Dr. Who specials, Being Human, Skins, Top Chef Masters, Monk, Psych, In Plain Sight, The Cleaner and Mad Men comes back tomorrow. <p> Summer is not the vast entertainment wasteland it once was if you have cable. <p> Also, as for people kicked out/leaving BB before their time, don't forget Scott Weintraub during BB4.

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 8:59 p.m. CST

    Herc---this is why there should be

    by Ronnie__Dobbs

    a weekly "reality" post/talkback. It could be just as entertaining as the 'is that show still on' post/talkback. Which, for the record, is often more entertaining than the actual SNL broadcast.

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 9 p.m. CST

    Oh and one other thing...

    by Ronnie__Dobbs

    "Harry watches reality shows, Judd Apatow and Diablo Cody watch reality shows." Is that supposed to give 'reality' shows cred or make me wanna stop watching them?

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 9:19 p.m. CST

    Herc, it's gone beyond clothes pranks

    by Crash_Duncan

    Forget about messing with clothes, I read some of the HG's were conspiring to kill Michele! Michele is severely allergic to the red dye on M&M's, reportedly, Chima, Natalie, and Lydia were caught whispering about slipping some into her food.

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 9:24 p.m. CST


    by TiPPiDa

    I'm with YOU dawg.. NBA, MLB, NFL.. none of that pussy scripted NHL shit, fancy 'giving' thier poster boys the Stanley cup instead of the team that deserved it.. haha <p> As for BB, its funny in parts, sometimes its even INTERESTING to see the group dynamics, the interactions, the rivalry's, and fights that spawn from NOTHING, all simply due to the fact that you're locked in with these people and the molehills get magnified.... but having said that.. most of it is SHIT.

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 9:32 p.m. CST


    by lockesbrokenleg

    Oh my god. That explains it.

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 9:33 p.m. CST

    new hoh

    by elry05

    jordon won the hoh they used what would have been the veto game, a putt putt challenge. jeff won trip to haiwia, nat won a phonecall, kev 5,000 dollars and crazy lydia won the infamous red unitard which sent her over the edge. its also being rumoured that lydia once worked as a nanny for paul and linda mccartney.

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 9:38 p.m. CST

    Paul and Linda?

    by WhiteyFord

    You sure it was Paul and Linda McCartney. Linda died in 1998, when Lydia was 14.

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 9:44 p.m. CST

    the troll anakinsoyo

    by Hercules

    has been banned. <p> The lesson here: If you've seen Big Brother 11 and have something to say about it, good or bad, welcome and enjoy. If you're just here to post "All reality shows suck"? Know that trolling has always been a bannable offensive and have fun trying to reregister.

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 10:27 p.m. CST

    James Westfall

    by NoHubris

    Major boards are all ablaze with this news and its impact on Big Brother.<p>Based on what I've been thus far, for people who watch the show this IS the news of the day.

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 10:29 p.m. CST

    The knife incident reminds me of the running man

    by kbarber29

    Did the producers let that clip air on the internet or tv? Did they get big ratings for it?

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 10:29 p.m. CST

    Whoever wins HOH next...

    by NoHubris going to put Jeff up. I think its clear now that if stays in the game he will win - especially if it comes down to the viewers getting the 7th vote.

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 10:33 p.m. CST


    by Donkee

    Anyone else just watching in case Jordan gets her boom booms out?

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 10:46 p.m. CST

    James Westfall

    by Hercules

    Find me the news organization that didn't run something on this. <p>

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 10:58 p.m. CST


    by elry05

    i meant heather mills. lydia probably killed linda though...

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 11:09 p.m. CST

    Damn, I was hoping it was Russell that was sent packing

    by SpyGuy

    That guy has looked like he's been ready to rip someone's face off since Day One. That said, I won't miss Chima at all, especially that annoying-as-hell laugh of hers.

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 11:11 p.m. CST

    Donkee: We got a flash of Jordan's rack about a week ago

    by SpyGuy

    She was rubbing lotion or something on her stomach directly in front of a camera and then she went a little higher...and a little higher...and then OH, YEAH but only for a split-second.

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 11:11 p.m. CST


    by sharpie

    why did lydia go apeshit because chima is gone?

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 11:21 p.m. CST

    Lydia went apeshit when her Master (Jessie) left

    by blhotz

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 11:21 p.m. CST

    mmmm lotion

    by Donkee

    God damn it SpyGuy wash your eyes out with soap, those puppies are for my eyes only.

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 11:22 p.m. CST

    Would love to see Russell win it. Smartest player in the house!

    by sherryk

    ...but citing Diablo Cody as some arbiter of awesome and acceptability is a bit revolting. <p> I once bet a friend $200 to watch an entire episode of United States of Tara, and he tapped out.

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 11:29 p.m. CST

    That's fair enough for me Herc

    by James Westfall

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 11:30 p.m. CST

    Find me a reviewer that...

    by The Funketeer

    dropped the names of Diablo Cody and Judd Apatow as reasons for something being good or worthwhile.

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 11:31 p.m. CST

    Trying again with the format...

    by James Westfall<p><p><p><p><p>

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 11:34 p.m. CST

    I love Lydia, but she's nutty.

    by Hercules

    Loves Jessie, who voted for her eviction. Hates Jeff, who just saved her from eviction.

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 11:35 p.m. CST


    by Non-American

    Ok, first of all, what kind of freelanceing does this urinalist do? And second, 'neuroscientist'? Is this in-duh-vidual looking for signs of intelligent life in trailer parks? My God, I thought daytime TV was bad. Even Harlan Ellison won't subject himself to that any more. This is immeasurably worse.

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 11:40 p.m. CST

    James Westfall

    by Hercules

    Check those sites again Monday.

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 11:42 p.m. CST

    One more - eonline...

    by James Westfall

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 11:43 p.m. CST

    Fair Enough!

    by James Westfall

    But those sites don't have anything on her at all for the most part. One did but it was old. Eonline's got nada.

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 11:45 p.m. CST

    again wtf?

    by sharpie

    it looks like everythings falling apart, and they're intentionally trying to fuck up the production or something

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 11:59 p.m. CST

    Exactly my thoughts, Herc

    by Heckles

    I think she has legit mental problems. The hallmark of any truly great Big Brother houseguest, normally. Wasn't she talking about suicide at one point? <br><br>The girl is nuts for Jessie, rubs him off a bunch of times at night, watches him sleep, gets jealous that he spends time with Natalie... and he tries to vote her out. And she hates Jeff? Yawn. The pictures of them crying after Jessie got booted were priceless! They were acting like someone died. Meanwhile Chima was talking about their 'girl alliance' for a week. Chumps.

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 12:07 a.m. CST

    @James Westfall

    by Incomplete Gamer

    I checked the very first link you posted (MSNBC) and they had a story about the eviction. I'll give you that the rest don't, but it's only a matter of time. Here's what I don't understand, are you trying to convince Big Brother fans that this isn't a big deal? I'm sure to non-Lost fans the sixth season finale isn't a big deal, so maybe non-fans should go in and talk about how lame that show is.

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 12:08 a.m. CST

    Ahhhh - What a great 24 Hours!

    by geeko2000

    Chima gone. Lydia threatening to quit too. Now all she wants to get voted out to be with Jessie. How fucking delusional is that? I thought she was playing a game? Ugh. Jordan won HOH tonight and she's putting up Lydia & Natalie. Natalie should be in that jury house come the end of the week. Oh, happy week!

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 12:10 a.m. CST

    P.S. Go here if you want to read what Chima had to say on the ma

    by geeko2000 "I Quit"

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 12:50 a.m. CST


    by elry05

    i think russell would be set, however his paranoia is already starting to show and it wont be long and they turn on him and allign with kevin who has proven to be the most rational one from that side. and chima stop playing the victim own up to the fact that you are a bitter racist, a sore loser and above all a damaged diva...

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 12:53 a.m. CST

    Thanks, geeko2000

    by NoHubris

    So Chima is certain to get the last word LOL.

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 1:57 a.m. CST

    This matters. You don't. BB fo' life!

    by Heckles

    Look at you with your words trying to rip on people for liking a television show. I cannot believe that sort of thing goes on here. I am in shock. Shock, I say.

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 2:15 a.m. CST

    Hand jobs and rooting,

    by Donkee

    Why am i only hearing of this filthiness now? Herc if a house mate is wanking another house mate i want a post for it, i dont want to be finding out a week later in a talkback - ffs.

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 2:57 a.m. CST

    The Cult of St. Jesse

    by Baked

    falters. When Lydia jerked him off did he nut Ambrosia and holy water into Natalie's sweatshirt?

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 3:35 a.m. CST

    Uncle Stan - Yes - My life is empty. Wanna fill it?

    by geeko2000

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 3:37 a.m. CST

    Charlie Brooker's 'Dead Set'

    by pokadoo

    28 Days Later set in the Big Brother house. Very Scary & very Funny.

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 3:52 a.m. CST

    Meh. UK version is better.

    by vadakinX

    I used to be addicted to the UK version of Big Brother. I haven't watched it in a few years though. I find the US version to be way too gimmicky though the UK version has its faults in that regard as well. <p> But Herc, you really banned a guy for saying a show sucks? Really? On this site? The site where scriptgirl gets all kinds of abuse, where Harry himself comes under fire everytime he writes a positive review for anything...some guy saying a reality show sucks gets banned? It's your prerogative of course but there have been far worse things said on talkbacks that haven't been punished. <p> In any case, reality shows DO suck. There's just too many of them. And they're not really reality shows anyways because the things contestants do aren't things you generally do in real life most of the time. They're no more than elaborate game shows that reward scheming rather than knowledge.

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 5:05 a.m. CST

    Haven't watched since they kicked george off in season one

    by Geomancer21

    Yeah i'm still bitter about that.

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 5:38 a.m. CST

    an amazing reversal from whats happening in the UK

    by Obscura

    we're all sick to death of it, the ratings are the lowest its ever been, and most of us cant wait for it to get canceled so we can have our TV's back. meanwhile, the US version is getting MORE viewers! i cant help but feel sorry for you guys.

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 10:41 a.m. CST

    Herc, did you guys get the Turkey Slap blowback in the US?

    by Disgruntled_Chinaman

    That was national news a few years back...

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 11:41 a.m. CST

    Oh for god's sake people!!

    by ColloquiallyBorn

    Please! This is great!! Don't you see it!??<p> The whole house is going apeshit AND the talkbacks are also now going apeshit!! <p>Who could ask for more!?!<p>This is great! A house full of idiots, some create words, one goes nuts at people to screw with them, one a tattooed freak who watches the big guy sleep; the one with the big ass lips that looks like a donkey goes nuts and gets evicted by the Producers, the blonde one can't tell time yet is great in a bikini; the retarded nerd gets booted out and wonders why; the overgrown "I want to be cool" idiot who thinks he's still 16 yrs old and black with his gansta hat and rappers wanna be outifit gets booted after being an idiot; hell the only sane person in the house is the gay guy looking around going "What the hell is going on here??? This is freaky!" this is great TV people!!<P>MOUAHAHAHAHAHHA!!<P>Now posts are pulling from every hole saying it's shit or it's great, I mean millions of people are looking at this show, there must be something good about looking in at a bunch of bizarre individuals who want 500K$ by being watched and getting on each others nerves! THIS IS GREAT I TELL YOU! <P>MOUAHAHAHAHAHHAAH!!<P>I stopped watching Survivor after the second season, but Big Brother always have great weird individuals on their show, gotta love it! MOUAHAHAH!!<P>Makes late night tv good for when the kids are sleeping at least!

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 12:11 p.m. CST

    herc....diablo cody?????

    by bacci40

    nuff said<p> and im sorry that you and the rest of your list dont give a shit that shows like the above have destroyed creativity in the tv market<p> im also sorry that apatow and cody dont give a shit about their brother and sister writers who get fucked over, writing for these "unscripted" shows<p> and do you or the rest even bother to look at the ratings numbers? they are fucking the majority of america agrees with me

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 12:15 p.m. CST


    by laguna_loire

    In the UK version of BB we have Wolverine in the house!! He goes by the name of Marcus, has just threatened to fuck the house up, and is a million times more entertaining than the pussies mentioned above on the US show. Wolverine to win!!

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 12:21 p.m. CST

    btw, i do watch some shows

    by bacci40

    specifically, britains got talent, and clips from the brit version of big brother...cuz brits are just funnier and cuter than americans

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 3:42 p.m. CST

    The Jeff Factor

    by NoHubris

    Chima walked because Jeff, as fan favorite, would have seen his side of the house lose had it not been for the Coup D'etat. Prior to that Chima's alliance clearly had the numbers (now they do not).<p>TPTB could have just let it play out without the special power, allow Jeff to lose and bring him back next season via a special vote of which player America wanted to see brought back.<p>IMHO such a strategy would have placated the fans who would've been angry if Jeff did get the boot absent the Coup power and it would've been great for rating next season.

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 4:37 p.m. CST


    by Crash_Duncan

    But that wouldn't solve the Jessie Factor. He got a second chance in the game, and then just slept 13 hours a day. The public hates him and his minions. It was either have a game changing twist or watch the ratings continue to slide. In which case, there might not even be another season. If Ronnie had won the Coup d'etat and taken himself off and put up Jeff, Chima would have been grinning from ear to ear. So the game didn't go her way, cry me a fucking river.

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 5 p.m. CST

    Lip-Stick Lesbian Sorority House

    by thelordofhell

    Now THAT'S a reality show I would watch the live feed for.

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 5:17 p.m. CST

    Every year......

    by Indiana-Joe

    ....I worry that this is going to be the last one for Big Brother. Every year it starts out slow and it seems like it may have run it's course. This year is no different. And like every year it gets good after a week or two. I'm thrilled with the high ratings. Sure it's a guilty pleasure but like somebody said earlier - what else are you going to watch during the summer? The one nice thing about the writers strike was the bonus season we got. For me it boils down to the shows where America votes usually suck ass. The shows where we get to see the backstabbing and shady deals going on are highly entertaining.

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 7:46 p.m. CST

    This first post-Jessie episode is hilarious.

    by Hercules

    God love Kevin and his reactions to Jessie's widows.

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 7:48 p.m. CST


    by Hercules

    there are still two really cute bikini-clad bisexual girls in the BB 11 house this summer.

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 8:57 p.m. CST

    Jessie Sleep Factor - Crash_Duncan

    by NoHubris

    Jessie slept alot because he and his wifeys loved to stay up until dawn scheming about their next moves in the game -- and it worked until the Coup D'etat. :-)

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 9:56 p.m. CST

    Jessie sleeping

    by Crash_Duncan

    Actually, I think he slept so much because Lydia was sucking him dry every night, then he was trying to ignore her all day, lol.

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 10:11 p.m. CST

    I also watch reality shows!


    And HERC you are now my favorite for banning the chronic whiny bitch known as bacci40.

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 10:18 p.m. CST

    This is dumb.

    by GiveMeAnFinBreak

    And that's all I have to say about that.

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 11:55 p.m. CST

    I can't believe people watch this show

    by Jaka

    There is so much more you could be doing than watching that hour of life-sucking nonsense. And that's all I have to say about that.

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 11:57 p.m. CST

    And Herc

    by Jaka

    There are differences in reality shows, to say the least. I've now missed two episodes of Survivor over it's entire run. I've not watched a single minute of Big Brother, ever. The concept holds no interest for me. If I want to be tortured by watching people be forced to hang out together I'll go to a family gathering.

  • Aug. 17, 2009, 12:11 a.m. CST


    by Don Lockwood

    I'm not sure what about my post you thought was trollish. It listed shows that are high-rated and considered highly amongst viewers and critics. <p> Hell, I even included information that was Big Brother-specific. <p> And it's "couldN'T care less about".

  • Aug. 17, 2009, 12:33 a.m. CST

    Fucking wiki Turkey Slap, you lazy cunt bastards...

    by Disgruntled_Chinaman


  • Aug. 17, 2009, 1:03 a.m. CST

    this thread is a low

    by cool_britannia79

    but it won't hurt you. i'm now off to throw myself off lands end.

  • Aug. 17, 2009, 1:54 a.m. CST


    by Hercules

    "If I want to be tortured by watching people be forced to hang out together I'll go to a family gathering." <br> That's the premise of "Survivor" too. Isn't it?

  • Aug. 17, 2009, 12:01 p.m. CST

    Man, why do reality shows keep hiring crazies and ex-cons?

    by MrMysteryGuest

    Somebody's gonna end up getting killed on one of these things, and if it does, I'm gonna come in here and say "I told you so!" :{

  • Aug. 17, 2009, 12:39 p.m. CST

    "That's the premise of "Survivor" too. Isn't it?"

    by jim

    No, the premise of Survivor is more like a corporate retreat for two companies that are merging. Or a camping trip for your 20 year high school reunion.

  • Aug. 17, 2009, 1:07 p.m. CST

    "If I want to be tortured by watching people be forced to hang o

    by PantherMatt

    And "Lost". and, to a certain extent "Battlestar Galactica". And whatever that show was where all the people had bad clothes and were on that five year mission to check out all the planets. I gotta be honest, I'm not a watcher of Big Brother (although I do dig Survivor), but I don't understand the intense hatred of those shows. All drama is, is people relating to each other during extreme circumstances. That's all BB and Survivor do, too, albeit is a less scripted way...

  • Aug. 17, 2009, 1:42 p.m. CST

    Not a big reality show guy...

    by Red Ned Lynch fact, unless you count Top Chef as a reality show the only one we watch regularly around my house (because we've seen some Survivor) is Big Brother. When the show really doesn't work, like with the couples show last year, we stop, but when it's working it can be a lot of fun. The difference between the US and UK show is that the US version is basically a game of strategy/alliance. It's fun to see when and how self-interest becomes overwhelmed with personal loathing for another player. Fun to see alliances shift depending on either good or bad intelligence as to what other folks are planning. Think of it as geopolitical manuevering conducted by people even dumber than the ones doing it on the international stage.

  • Aug. 17, 2009, 1:53 p.m. CST

    Really got stop playing the Diablo Cody/Judd Apatow card herc

    by Tall_Boy66

    She's really irritating and he made Funny People. Not exactly pluses.

  • Aug. 17, 2009, 3:16 p.m. CST

    Diablo Cody is adorable.

    by Hercules

    And Funny People is hilarious.

  • Aug. 17, 2009, 3:51 p.m. CST

    Don't forget CBS ousting Scott in the 2003 season.

    by Lenny Nero

    When he found out hid ex was in the house, he began throwing temper tantrums. After tossing around some chairs, BB called him into the diary room and he never returned.

  • Aug. 17, 2009, 5:35 p.m. CST


    by philosophers

    I can't stand that crazy bitch anymore. When the three drama queens sat there crying over Jesse, I threw up a little bit in my mouth.

  • Aug. 17, 2009, 10:22 p.m. CST

    Pretty boring

    by NoahTall

    I only watch Big Brother after dark on Showtime. This years contestants are pretty damn dull. Bring back BB9 where every single night they got drunk playing beer pong and usually got naked too. Not the nudity like this season which consists of a towel slipping. They would jump into the pool naked or do a strip tease for the rest of the group.

  • Aug. 17, 2009, 11:26 p.m. CST

    Yeah, but season nine was an otherwise awful season.

    by Lenny Nero

    Nudity is good, but I actually watch the shoe for the gameplay and the personalities.

  • Aug. 18, 2009, 7:51 a.m. CST

    Sorry to see Jesse go...

    by Yeti

    As delusional as he was stupid, he was always entertaining.

  • Aug. 18, 2009, 5:24 p.m. CST

    Herc, they aren't credible sources to anyone but you

    by Tall_Boy66

    Unless you're trying to express complete and utter distain for the audience that you're writing for, citing Diablo Cody and Judd Apatow as "Well, if THEY like it, then it MUST be good" will not fly here. Ever. Ever, ever, EVER. Period. So stop doing it because it only serves to stack more people against your case. You may like 'em, and whatever sure I guess you do believe so, but it doesn't help pleading the case to use them as examples.

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 8:15 p.m. CST

    Biggest bitch ever

    by DocDowns

    Chima was such a c**t i'm glad she was kicked. She thought she was the queen of the house.