CBS loves a reality crossover! Unfortunately for viewers, Survivors turned Survivors turned Amazing Race contestants turned Survivor (you get my drift) Rob and Amber Mariano have been replaced with a new over-exposed celebreality power couple.
Rachel Reilly and Brendon Villegas were the Big Brother couple many people loved to hate. We watched the pair fall in love on Season 12 of the hit show (who thought that would last?) and get engaged before returning for Round Two on the following season. Season 13 brought more of the same for the hot-and-cold, drama-loving pair when they returned with other former BB twosomes to switch up the show’s dynamic (sound familiar, Survivor?) with Rachel going on to win the $500,000 grand prize after her honey got the boot (yet again).
Well, now it seems the couple will have another chance to win over our hearts as they compete in the twentieth season of Amazing Race. Thanksgiving weekend, there were several reports that the new season was filming at Los Angeles International Airport, and among the traveling partners were Rachel and Brendon. Someone has to fill Ethan Zohn and Jenna Morasca’s shoes though, right?
Perhaps the pair will be the first CBS power couple to actually win Amazing Race. There have been several past crossover pairs, but only Rob and Amber have come close to taking home the title when they finished second on Season 7… not to be confused with when they traveled the world on the “all-star” edition of the series. If these airport sightings are accurate, maybe the couple will find the popularity needed to have CBS foot the bill for a televised wedding!
The new season of Amazing Race is set to premiere early next year.
DID YOU WATCH RACHEL AND BRENDON ON BIG BROTHER? HOW DO YOU THINK THE PAIR WILL DO IN THE AMAZING RACE? THOUGHTS ON CBS RECYCLING REALITY STARS?
According to TMZ, that answer is no! The reason? Rachel, 27, is hoping to have a paid made for TV wedding!
Apparently Rachel was drunk when she told TMZ of her plans to wed this weekend. Sources close to Rachel reveal she and Brendon have no plans of a quickie wedding. The couple however plans to settle down in Los Angeles where Brendon is currently enrolled in grad school at UCLA.
Rachel is now planning to use her $500,000 prize money to buy a condo. In addition to that, she also wants to try her hand at the entertainment industry, while pitching her wedding planning as a reality show to various production companies and networks in hopes of having it all paid for.
And immediately following her win on BB, Rachel gave an interview in which she revealed her shock and hurt over Adam Poch not voting for her.
“I was shocked by Adam’s vote. I wasn’t surprised that it was close, I thought it would be 3-3 and Adam would be the tiebreaker, but I was shocked with Adam’s vote,” said Rachel to Zap2It. “Earlier in the week he came in, he’s a super fan, he said he’s going to base all his decisions on game. I was shocked and hurt a little bit because he told me earlier that I earned it and he would vote for me. He said even if I evicted him, he would understand and vote for me and then he votes for Porsche?!”
In other BB news, Shelly Moore also spoke out about Jeff Schroederin a new interview. If you recall, Shelly famously turned on her alliance member Jeff in the game, leading to some death threats by some deranged fans.
Shelly however assures TMZ that all is well with Jeff today, adding that the threats have also died down. Shelly states: “This is a game … Some fans get really excited, some get really crazy. It is what it is. We are fine. We are wonderful … Jeff and Jordan and all of us, we’re all buddies … LIFE IS GOOD!”
In a separate interview, Jeff stated all is forgiven with Shelly and denounced the death threats. He also apologized for some comments he made in the BB house which some felt were homophobic, stating he’s “totally not that person.”
TELL US – SHOULD ADAM HAVE VOTED FOR RACHEL? WOULD YOU WATCH A REALITY SHOW ABOUT RACHEL’S WEDDING?
A new winner was crowned last night on the finale of CBS’ Big Brother13. Following a season filled with many twists and turns, the final two came down to a newbie vs. a veteran.
In the end returning veteran Rachel Reilly, a 27-year-old waitress, emerged the winner, leaving the game with both her man and $500,000! Rachel, who won the final HOH thus deciding whom she wanted to go up against, beat runner up Porsche Briggs, 23, in a very close vote.
Rachel ultimately won by a vote of 4 – 3. Shelly Moore ended up being the deciding vote as both Porsche’s and Rachel’s alliances remained loyal to them until the end. But don’t feel too badly for Porsche as she also left the game $50,o00 richer.
It all ends tonight as a new champion will be crowned on Big Brotherseason 13!
One of the three remaining finalists in the game – Rachel Reilly, Adam Poch, and Porsche Briggs — will walk away with a prize of $500,000. The runner-up will receive $50,000 while Jeff Schroeder America’s Favorite Houseguest will also receive $25,000! Warning – the next paragraph contains spoilers.
The first two parts of the final HOH competition were played days ago and the winners Rachel and Porsche will battle on tonight’s live show for the final part. The winner will then decide whom they want to compete against in the finale. It appears both Rachel and Porsche are planning to take each other. But wouldn’t Porsche fare better against Adam???
Meanwhile, following her eviction on Thursday night, fan favorite Jordan Lloydis now speaking out. In an interview with Zap2It, Jordan reveals why she decided to play the game again: ” Jeff wanted to come back and try to win again, and since we had been doing long distance it was a good opportunity to spend some time together. We thought it would be fun to try to win again and get to see each other all summer.”
When asked who she’s rooting for, she replies, “I am hoping its Rachel and Adam just because they were in my alliance and I would love to see them win.”
Has she forgiven Shelly for betraying her boyfriend Jeff? Jordan states they have already repaired their relationship adding “whatever happened in the Big Brother house stays in the Big Brother house, so all of that has been squashed.”
Other evicted HG Kalia Bookeris also speaking out about her eviction. While talking to Zap2It, Kalia is asked whether she feels the veterans were unfair to the newbies in the house. “It depends on how you look at it,” says Kalia. “Daniele was a vet and she gave me a wealth of information when I played with her. But it was hard on the newbies because we had an uphill battle the entire time and the vets already knew how to play.”
Kalia’s biggest regret in the house all had to do with the duo twist of course. She reveals, “I got jacked from the duo twist the first time, how would it be any different the second time. It came at the worst possible time.” Kalia adds that she feels Rachel is the strongest player left in the game.
The finale airs tonight at 9:30/8:30c on CBS, immediately following the new season premiere of Survivor.
The final HOH is not only guaranteed a spot in the final two, but they also get the privilege of choosing whom they want to go up against.
The final HOH will be decided in three competitions. The winners of the first two comps will battle it out in a final contest.
On Thursday’s show, the first part of the HOH competition was one of endurance. Check below to see who won, and keep checking back to see the updated results of the remaining comps!
According to our BB poll from Thursday, majority of you, over 50%, are actually rooting for Rachel to win it all! Not that surprising as Rachel is arguably the best player left in the game thus the most deserving.
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In a new interview with Reality Wanted, the 41-year-old Centerville, Ohio native explains why she played both sides in the game, and whether or not she regrets turning against her alliance with Jeff and Jordan. Excerpts from Shelly’s interview below –
Q. RealityWanted: When you originally aligned with Jeff and Jordan, were you planning on sticking with them through the entire game or did you always know you’d have to turn on them at some point? A. Shelly: I knew I would have to turn on them at some point. I absolutely knew there would have to be a separation.
Q. RealityWanted: You went back and forth between the newbies and the veterans this season. Did you feel torn at all about where your allegiance should be? A. Shelly: No, I didn’t feel torn. My allegiance always would have stayed with the veterans because they had better gameplay. But on the other side, I needed to keep the newbies close and I knew they saw the veterans as such a threat and were so scared of them.
Q. RealityWanted: Did your fight with Jeff the morning of his eviction play a part in you turning on him? A. Shelly: Yes.
Q. RealityWanted: You told Julie that voting out Jeff was a dumb move but what do you feel was your best move in the game? A. Shelly: My best move was being able to actually work to manipulate both sides. I was pleased when I was able to convince Kalia not to put Jeff and Jordan on the block and get Lawon up there. I was happy I could get her to hear my arguments. I think for the most, working both sides worked out great for me.
A special episode of Big Brother aired last night during which one of the remaining five HGs was evicted. That honor went to Kalia, who was deemed as a bigger threat, rightfully so, than her alliance member Porsche. Jordan threw viewers a curve ball by voting to keep Kalia, thus forcing a tie. It however appears Rachel was aware of Jordan’s plan to vote to keep Kalia. No word yet on why Jordan voted the way she did. A new HOH competition was then played and ultimate floater Adam emerged the winner!
Below are spoilers on Adam‘s nominees, which doesn’t really matter because the POV winner has all the power this week. Find out who won the POV competition below!
Bringing you the latest spoilers and updates in the Big Brother 13 house!
On Thursday’s live episode, Sneaky Snake Shelly found herself the latest Houseguest to be evicted, which was not much of a surprise.
A new HOH competition began on the live episode and a new winner was declared on the live feeds! Below are the spoilers on the new HOH winner as well as the nominees. Are the Veterans back in power? Find out below!
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It was double eviction week last Thursday on Big Brother13, as two of the strongest players left in the game were voted out.
Veterans Danielle Donato and Jeff Schroeder were evicted, joining fellow veteran Brendon Villegas in the jury house. In new interviews, both Danielle and Jeff speak out on their evictions, what they would have done differently and their thoughts on being able to play the game twice.
Below are excerpts from Danielle’s interview with Reality Wanted –
Q. RealityWanted: What prompted to you to turn on your alliance with the veterans so early in the game? A. Daniele: I knew that Jeff was going to be really hard to get out later on in the game. I had a really tight alliance with Brendon and Rachel. They were the perfect alliance member because they were strong competitors and huge targets. I knew that with Dominic the four of us could run the house. Period. Also, Brendon and Jeff walked around the house just bullying everyone, including me. I didn’t want any part of that. I am my own person and wanted to make my own moves and not base things on what Brendon and Jeff told me what to do. Q. RealityWanted: Did you expect to be backdoored by Jeff? He has said in the past that that’s not how he plays. A. Daniele: Jeff walks around that house preaching integrity and honesty. The reason I didn’t backdoor Jeff was because he accused me of attacking him on a personal level in week three in trying to back door him. I wanted to prove that it wasn’t personal. The only reason he backdoored me was because he held a personal grudge and wanted to make a big move.
Q. RealityWanted: Your relationships with Kalia and Porsche seem genuine. Are they friendships that you will carry outside of the game? A. Daniele: I never came into this house expecting A. to make friends and B. to make friends with girls. I cannot wait to have real friendships with these people outside of the house. Kalia and Porsche are both amazing women. Those friendships were real and they will last forever.
Q. RealityWanted: What was the best part about getting to play the game a second time? A. Daniele: I think the best part is knowing what I’m getting myself into and being able to appreciate the whole experience more.
Below are excerpts from Jeff’s interview with Reality Wanted –
Q. RealityWanted: What was the fight this week with Shelly about? Is it because she told Rachel that you threw the cornhole challenge? A. Jeff: It was just to call Shelly out. She made three deals with other people in the house. That might have been my demise, but it happened the way it happened. I wasn’t scared of anyone in the house, but ultimately, that was my demise. Either way, I’m out and they are in.
Q. RealityWanted: Are you surprised that she suddenly turned on your alliance? A. Jeff: Shocked. I thought I would be friends with Shelly after the game – and I want to say that it is all just a game – but for Shelly to do something like that really hurt. Right now, it stings, but we’ll see how I feel at the finale.
Q. RealityWanted: Playing a week’s worth of Big Brother in one night might be great television but it seems pretty terrible if you’re a player and end up on the wrong side of things. Could things have gone differently if tonight’s events took place over the course of a week? A. Jeff: I don’t know what I could have done to prepare even if I had known, but I definitely would not have had it out with Shelly yesterday.
In other BB news, TMZ is reporting today that Shelly Moore’sfamily has met with the FBI over the death threats they had been receiving following Jeff’s eviction. Some deranged fans were apparently leaving frightening calls and emails for Shelly’s loved ones.
Fortunately, the FBI has determined that none of the threats were “credible.” Sources close to Shelly’s family also reveal that the threats have essentially stopped in the last couple of days. Good.
And finally, a new live eviction episode of Big Brother airs tonight on CBS. HOH Porsche was forced to put up two of her own alliance members after opening up the Pandora box and unleashing the pairs twist back on the house. Up for eviction are Shelly and Adam. It appears Shelly will be the one getting the boot unless she is able to pull off a last minute miracle. The episode airs tonight at 9/8c.
TELL US – THOUGHTS ON JEFF AND DANIELLE’S INTERVIEWS? WHO DO YOU WANT TO SEE GO HOME TONIGHT?