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In what can be called the most shocking elimination yet this season, Brenda Lowe saw her luck run out as she was ultimately blindsided by her BFF and voted off Survivor: Nicaragua.

In a new interview with E! Online, the 27-year-old self proclaimed “king” and former Miami Dolphins cheerleader discusses her surprise elimination, her thoughts on NaOnka’s betrayal, whether or not she regrets not scrambling and reveals her secret revenge at tribal council! Excerpts from Brenda’s interview below –

What was the symbol you sketched on your voting ballot for NaOnka?
That symbol was the hidden immunity idol. Sorry my artistic abilities weren’t that good, but I was trying to show people that NaOnka has it, so watch out. It was my own way of punching back to her without outing her and losing it at T.C. My own little hint—whether people picked up on it or not—it was my going-away present for her.

Were you surprised as you seemed that Chase and Sash voted for you, and that Sash didn’t give you his Idol?
No. What people don’t know is that I had trusted my main alliance with NaOnka with a little plan I had hatched, to take out Sash. I told NaOnka if Sash comes back [from the ziplining reward challenge with the guys] and says, “We need to keep Marty,” we can’t trust Sash. But he came back and said “We need to vote out Marty,” [so I knew] we could trust him. But NaOnka went and told Sash, “Brenda’s willing to take you out, watch out.” So it was with that mentality that Sash said, “There’s no way I’m going to give this girl my Idol. Anyone who’s targeting me is gone.”

Why ally with NaOnka? Did you regret it as she revealed more about her character as the game progressed?
Her character is…whew. Wow! It was really, really shocking to watch on television. But out there she was a sweet girl to me, she was my friend, she made me laugh. I trusted her 1,000 percent. And she took a lot of attention off of me. At the vote with Shannon, the whole tribe wanted me gone, and they didn’t even know me. The more attention I could take off of me as a threat the better it was, and everyone wanted her out. While they were aiming for her, we could protect her and take them out. That was the strategy to keep her.

What is your major regret of the game?
We don’t have enough time today to talk about it, but the major one was letting go of that Hidden Immunity Idol when I could’ve gotten it for myself. [I let NaOnka take it because] I didn’t want that target on my back—I already had a target on my back. She had it, my hands are clean. And she’s my friend—that’s what I thought. Another huge regret is underestimating everyone in the game. I absolutely underestimated everyone in the game and they outplayed me. They got me—they really got me

Thoughts On Last Episode – One word to described last week’s episode – EPIC! I was truly shocked and impressed that the other players decided to send Brenda packing. Players like Brenda and Sash typically make it to the end of Survivor. Even more surprising was the fact that NaOnka turned on Brenda and her right hand man Sash failed to use his hidden immunity idol to protect her a la Russell from last season. And the surprises didn’t end there as Sash and Chase both voted for Brenda. I’m not sure what Brenda’s game plan was but she should have definitely scrambled since she had no assurance Sash would save her. With 3 people on her side, all she needed was one extra alliance member to force a tie. She basically went into the tribal council with no game plan. Definitely the best episode of the season thus far. It will be interesting to see what happens tonight. If the cast was smart, they would target Sash next. And how impressive was Holly last week? She basically planned the demise of Brenda!

TELL US – WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON BRENDA’S INTERVIEW & LAST WEEK’S EPISODE? WERE YOU SHOCKED? WHO’S PLAYING THE BEST GAME?

Survivor 21

One of the longest running reality shows is set to make its return, as Survivor: Nicaragua will premiere September 15 at 8/7c on CBS.

This marks the 21st season of the show, with CBS also announcing the show is moving to Wednesday nights.

As for the twist this season? The 20 castaways will be divided into two Tribes of 10 comprised of older competitors and younger competitors.

The Espada Tribe will be made up of individuals over the age of 40, who must prove they have the life experience and knowledge that will ultimately help them Outwit and Outlast their younger competitors. The La Flor Tribe on the other hand will consist of individuals ages 30 and younger, who will have to use their youth and vitality to Outplay and ultimately Outlast their elders.

The show’s host, Jeff Probst, has also announced that the Hidden Immunity Idol will be coming back this season.

Below are the photos and brief bios of the 20 castaways!

Name: Alina Wilson (23)
Tribe: La Flor Current Residence: Downey, Calif.
Occupation: Art Student at California State University (Fullerton)

 

Benry

Name: Ben “Benry” Henry (24)
Tribe: La Flor Current Residence: Los Angeles, Calif.
Occupation: Club Promoter

CLICK THE CONTINUE READING BUTTON BELOW TO SEE THE REMAINING CAST PHOTOS!

Big Brother 12

Bringing you the week 8 spoilers in the Big Brother house.

Thursday night brought us Ragan’s eviction. Though he was able to figure out the Brigade alliance, it was simply too late for him, as losing the POV competition to Enzo all but sealed his faith.

The live episode ended with the Big Brother house-guests playing a new HOH competition. In this week’s spoilers, find out the new HOH, their nominees, and the POV winner who will determine the HG to go home on Thursday.

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Big Brother 12

Major happenings in the Big Brother house in week 8.

Thursday night’s double eviction had HG Matt as the first casualty. The HOH competition was played live with Hayden becoming the new HOH, beating Brendon by a couple of seconds. Hayden nominated Brendon and Ragan, with Brendon being ultimately evicted, thus basically guaranteeing one of the Brigade douchebags will win BB12.

Following the TV episode, a new HOH was crowned during a later competition. In this week’s spoilers, find out the new HOH, their nominees, and the POV winner!

Below is a photo of Enzo and his wife. I did a little digging as I was a tad curious to see which lucky lady calls herself Mrs. Meow Meow. The lucky one who owns that title is Joella Palumbo, who Enzo has described as being loaded and earning over 6 figures on the live feeds.

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Some major updates for Big Brother fans in week 7!

First, we saw Kathy, who might or might not be one of the worst players in Big Brother history, get sent home Thursday night after Matt used the Diamond power of veto, thus putting her up for eviction.

Kathy seemed to take things in stride in her post interview with Julie Chen, however expressing regret that she never had the chance to campaign for votes.

Following the eviction, Britney was crowned the new HOH and in this week’s spoilers, we reveal Britney’s nominees, the POV winner, and the plan by the HGs to backdoor a member of the Brigade.

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Rachel Reilly of Big Brother

Rachel Reilly, a 26 year-old chemistry graduate student/VIP cocktail waitress from Las Vegas, NV, found herself the latest houseguest to be eliminated from Big Brother 12.

Rachel, the winner of two HOH competitions was ultimately sent home for being both a threat and an annoying HG. Rachel was a target from the start due to her quick developing showmance with Brendon, and success at competitions. In a new interview with PEOPLE, she discusses being eliminated, her future with ‘her man’ Brendon, and what she thinks of the other players.

Excerpts from Rachel’s interview below (Note: this interview was done before Rachel’s return to the house) –

Brendon went on the offensive to keep you in the house. He threw away his chances at half a million dollars for you. If your feelings for him were so strong, why didn’t you try to stop him, or at least make the same offer to him?
I did try to stop him. I did make him the same offer. He and I discussed which one of us we wanted to keep in the game when we knew that one of us was going home. It was a mutual decision. He told me he wanted to do it and NOT to stop him.

You were such a strong player, and Brendon couldn’t seem to pull his weight. Do you think Brendon let you down when it mattered the most?
He didn’t let me down, but I wish he would have won.

With each eviction, your outgoing message was: “Ain’t nobody getting between me and my man!” Do you think the showmance blinded you to a point? Why do you think that people were trying to break you up rather than playing the game?

I don’t think they were trying to break us up. I think they were trying to break up our strong alliance because we were both strong players. I still don’t want anyone getting between me and my man!

You said that you are Vegas, but Brendon was going to give up a chance at half a million for you. Would you have given up Vegas for Brendon?
It would be really hard to move to L.A., but it would also be really hard to not be with Brendon. Mostly, it would be hard to leave Vegas, but I think I could do it.

How strong is the bond that you and Brendon have? He said that you could be the mother of his children, do you agree?
We have a very strong bond. I think that we have a very good future ahead of us. Keep your eyes out.

What was your biggest mistake? How did it affect your game? Knowing what you know now, would you have not gotten involved in a showmance that alienated the rest of the house?

I think that I should have kept Kristen and Hayden. Kristen would have eventually turned on me, but I think that it would have bought me a few more weeks in the house. No — I trusted Brendon more than I trusted the rest of the houseguests. He would have always been loyal to me when the rest of the houseguests were only out for themselves.

You said that you thought everyone could be “playing harder”, who is playing the strongest game so far, and why?
Matt and I were playing the strongest games. We were the only ones that were not scared to win and to play. We weren’t scared to make decisions.

Tonight’s episode of Big Brother should be epic as Matt will likely be using his Diamond power of veto to get himself off the block. Since he won’t be putting up any of his Brigade members, it’s likely Kathy or Britney will be his replacement nominee.

TELL US – WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON RACHEL’S INTERVIEW? WHO SHOULD MATT PUT UP TONIGHT? WHAT WERE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE REGAN/RACHEL SHOWDOWN?

Big Brother 12 Cast

Good news and bad news for Big Brother fans this past week. The good news is Rachel Reilly got sent home and we no longer have to wear ear plugs when listening to her diary room sessions. The bad news? We still need the ear plugs to listed to Hayden.

Despite her man Brendon’s attempt at causing drama to get people to vote him off, Rachel was voted out by a vote of 6 – 0. We are now down to the final 8, and Rachel’s eviction makes her the first juror member of the season.

What’s most surprising this season is that we are in the 6th week and the HGs are still completely unaware of the four-man Brigade alliance. I predicted the Brigade alliance would be one of the dumbest in BB history a few weeks ago (can you blame me? Meow Meow?) but it seems I was way off as they are still a secret, or perhaps this is just the dumbest BB cast in the show’s history as an alliance of 4 men has gone completely undetected in a span of over 6 weeks.

But could the Brigade alliance be finally crumbling? A lot to report in today’s spoilers, find out the new HOH, nominees and POV winner. Plus an evicted HG returns to the house! Can you guess who?

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Kristen Bitting of Big Brother

Kristen Bitting, a 24 year-old boutique manager from Philadelphia, PA, found herself the latest houseguest to be ousted from Big Brother 12 after her secret showmance with Hayden was revealed, despite having a boyfriend at home.

Kristen’s other crime? Trying to get in between Rachel and her man Brendon. In a new interview with PEOPLE magazine, Kristen discusess her boyfriend back home, her showmance and future with Hayden, and why she thinks Rachel is a “a straight-up jealous bitch!”

Excerpts are below –

You said you would never get into a showmance, and yet your relationship with Hayden ultimately brought about your eviction. What happened?
I knew that a showmance would be a huge distraction, and it definitely was not on my list of things to do in the house. I thought Hayden and I could take each other further in the game and I know you can’t trust anyone in the house, but when I first met him I felt like he was somebody that I could at least confide in and that we would make a good team. Then I started to develop feelings for him and it all happened really, really fast.

Now that you know about the Brigade, have your feelings for Hayden changed?
I don’t hold it against him that he was doing something without me. I really think that, even though he wasn’t telling me everything, he was still looking out for my best interests … He did say that if he had to choose between the alliance and me, that he would have chosen me.

You have a boyfriend back home. What happens next? Do you and Hayden have a future?
If I were completely single and I met him on the outside then I think 100 percent we would have a future. But because we met under the circumstances we did, I question whether he felt the same way that I did. There’s a lot of clearing up that needs to be done with him, and a lot of clearing up that needs to be done with my boyfriend.

What are you going to say to your boyfriend when you see him?
I was in a really unique situation that I never expected myself to be in. I just have to tell him the truth, and the truth is that I really developed feelings for this person and I’m at a standstill because I really don’t know what to do with them.

You said in your plea speech that there were “cowards” in the house, who were you talking about?
I would definitely say that the biggest cowards in the house are Matt, Lane and Enzo. Rachel’s a different story, because she wanted me out of the game for personal reasons, rather than strategic reasons, so she is a coward as well.

Rachel’s goodbye message was pretty harsh. Where did that animosity come from?
Rachel is just a straight-up jealous bitch! I knew it from the very beginning when she wanted to be buddy-buddies with me. I don’t think Rachel has real friends. I don’t think Rachel has substance in her life outside the Big Brother house and that’s why she is the way that she is.

Up for eviction tonight are Rachel and her man/knight Brendon, as the two are not only the most hated houseguests in the house, but are also not well liked by fans of the show.   Britney, who won the POV for the third time this season, did not use the POV to save either of them. It’s seems to be a toss up on who to vote out amongst the houseguests, as while Brendon might be a physically strong competitor, Rachel has won two HOHs.

TELL US – WHO DO YOU WANT TO SEE GO HOME TONIGHT? RACHEL OR BRENDON? DO YOU DISLIKE THE TWO AND IF SO WHY?