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This season’s Big Brother was full of lots of drama- just the way we like it! The three contestants left to duke it out for the finale were Jordan Lloyd, Kevin Campbell and Natalie Martinez. Jordan and Kevin faced off in the final head of household competition. Surprisingly, Jordan won the competition and voted Kevin out, leaving her and Natalie as the final two.

The fate of Jordan and Natalie rested with the jury members comprising of Jessie, Lydia, Russell, Jeff, Michelle, Kevin and the viewers. The jury members asked a bunch of question that enabled them to make a decision.

The jury members voted and Jordan received the most votes from the show’s seven-member jury, which included viewer votes as the possibly tie-breaking seventh pick for the first time.

Jordan was served the $500,000 grand prize on “Big Brother 11.” The goofy 22-year-old waitress from Matthews, N.C., defeated Natalie, the conniving 24-year-old recent college graduate from Gilbert, Ariz., by 5 to 2 votes. Jeff Schroeder was chosen as the viewer’s favorite houseguest winning $25,000.

NataLIE has primarily spent the season deceiving other house guest. Her biggest lie was fooling most of the house guests into believing she was an 18-year-old recent high school grad.

The two-hour finale also featured the reunion of the 13-member cast — except for Chima Simone, the 33-year-old freelance journalist who was expelled after tossing a microphone into a whirlpool spa.

Jordan and Jeff were definitely our favorites on this season.

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One of the most controversial houseguests in Big Brother history, Russell Kairouz, is speaking out about his time in the Big Brother house. The 24-year-old mixed martial artist was known for his in your face aggressive game play on BB. Russell touted himself as, “the best combination of intelligence, strength, and charisma.”

In a new interview with PEOPLE, Russell speaks out about who has played the best game so far, how a banana slipped him up and why he has no regrets. Below are excerpts from this interview -

Did you really think that you could flip Kevin and have him vote against Natalie?
Yes, I did think I could flip Kevin because I’m a stronger competitor than Natalie and I didn’t see why he wouldn’t have wanted me as an ally because she has not won anything.

Jeff has been solidly in control, but Kevin is coming along as the dark horse. Who has played the best game so far?
So far, Kevin is playing the best game. He’s stayed under the radar and has avoided all conflict.

What’s the singular moment where it all went horribly wrong for you?
There wasn’t a singular moment … I just didn’t win the OTEV Power of Veto … damn banana with Laura’s name on it. My game play was perfect up to that point.

Do you have any regrets about making Ronnie cry, threatening Jeff or verbally abusing Jordan?
Not at all. They all signed on the BB dotted line and knew what they were getting in to when they went into the BB house. If they don’t have a tough skin, that’s not my fault.

You had a noble purpose to win — you wanted to give the money to your parents. Do you think your mom and dad are proud of the way that you treated the women on the show?
I did not separate anyone on the show by race, gender or religion. Everyone was an equal game player in my mind and subject to the same game play from me. Anything that went on during the game was strategy and an attempt to use to my advantage … My persona on the show was a character [and ] in no way a true representation of me. My family is well aware of this.

What would you have done differently?
I would have withheld some information that I knew about people.

Who are you going to stay in contact with? why?
Jessie and Casey. They were my two closest relationships in the house.

You are joining Lydia and Jessie in their love nest that is the Jury house. How prepared are you to be the third wheel?
I’m ready to become the third wheel … I don’t have a strategy on how to manage the next few days, but it’s all good. I’ll be hiding my sweaters for sure.

Did you really think that you could flip Kevin and have him vote against Natalie?
Yes, I did think I could flip Kevin because I’m a stronger competitor than Natalie and I didn’t see why he wouldn’t have wanted me as an ally because she has not won anything.

Jeff has been solidly in control, but Kevin is coming along as the dark horse. Who has played the best game so far?
So far, Kevin is playing the best game. He’s stayed under the radar and has avoided all conflict.

Your mantra seems to be, “Either love me, or hate me.” Did that worked against you in the house, where slipping under the radar is often more effective?
Slipping under the radar only works for some people. My personality and stature … it doesn’t work … not a viable option.

How many people in the house ended up loving you and how many ended up hating you?
I don’t care who loved me, I came to make money … not friends. Having said that, I hold no grudge against anyone.

You told me that your strategy was, “I will charm to get my way. I will flirt with who I think I can get the most out of.” When were you planning on using either one of those?
You’ve seen the show, right? For a moment in time, it worked on Chima. Beyond that, it only worked at the beginning of the game to get Michele on my side.

What’s the singular moment where it all went horribly wrong for you?
There wasn’t a singular moment … I just didn’t win the OTEV Power of Veto … damn banana with Laura’s name on it. My game play was perfect up to that point.

Do you have any regrets about making Ronnie cry, threatening Jeff or verbally abusing Jordan?
Not at all. They all signed on the BB dotted line and knew what they were getting in to when they went into the BB house. If they don’t have a tough skin, that’s not my fault.

You had a noble purpose to win — you wanted to give the money to your parents. Do you think your mom and dad are proud of the way that you treated the women on the show?
I did not separate anyone on the show by race, gender or religion. Everyone was an equal game player in my mind and subject to the same game play from me. Anything that went on during the game was strategy and an attempt to use to my advantage … My persona on the show was a character [and ] in no way a true representation of me. My family is well aware of this.

What would you have done differently?
I would have withheld some information that I knew about people.

Are you going to look Ronnie up and apologize to him and his wife at any point?
It was all part of the game … If they can’t separate true reality from a game, they should not enter the realm of BB where the game revolved around lying, cheating and deceit. I don’t know Ronnie’s wife … My comments were game-play.

Who are you going to stay in contact with? why?
Jessie and Casey. They were my two closest relationships in the house.

What did you learn about yourself in the house?
I learned that I have the ability to act as different characters in a stressful environment while simultaneously playing a game for 56 days, 24-7!

What was with the suits at the eviction ceremonies? You dressed each time like you were going to a funeral. Is that somehow strategy or vanity?
I have my own style … like it or not. I dressed on Thursday the way I did because I knew I was going home and was separating myself from the game.

What is the first thing that comes to mind when you hear “technotronic“?
Moron.

You are joining Lydia and Jessie in their love nest that is the Jury house. How prepared are you to be the third wheel?
I’m ready to become the third wheel … I don’t have a strategy on how to manage the next few days, but it’s all good. I’ll be hiding my sweaters for sure.

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Chima Simone of Big Brother 11 is speaking out once again. This time she addresses the controversial and very racist remarks she made against Russell Kairouz while in the Big Brother house.

The derogatory remarks, as Chima calls it, included referring to Russell as a “muslim terrorist.” These racists comments were heard on more than one occasion on the Big Brother live feeds. Below is the full statement Chima gave to Hollyscoop, an entertainment blog she has worked for in the past -

“Upon recently leaving the Big Brother show this season I have been privy to many judgments and criticisms made of every aspect of my being ranging from things as trivial as my appearance to more egregious comments referring to me as a racist.

As a woman of color, I have experienced racism first hand. I know what it is to be discriminated against so I would never want to inflict that pain onto someone else. I will, however, always stand up for myself. Many of you perceive my resolute candor objectionable, but I have always been outspoken and will remain so. I will never apologize for my looks, personality, or straightforwardness.

Nonetheless, I am particularly sorry that my words disparaged the regard and respect that should be shown to all cultures, especially the Middle Eastern community in this time of great turmoil within our nations. In describing Russell’s abusive, bullying, and threatening actions towards me and other houseguests, I referred to him as a terrorist. I used a phrase that was insensitive given his Middle Eastern descent and I apologize to all who are justifiably offended with my use of that racially charged term.

My sentiments concerning his behavior, however, remain intact. I do not agree with his antagonistic rampages throughout the house. Russell constantly demoralized many of us on a consistent basis and his conduct was alarming, daunting, and terrifying.

Fortunately, for me, I do not have to be subjected to those tirades anymore. I am going on with my life in the real world. I wish the remaining BB housemates the best of luck!”

This is the second statement Chima has issued since leaving the Big Brother house. The first statement stated that she had quit the show, and was not evicted from the house by the producers.

Don’t think I’m buying Chima’s half apology, as she even manages to get some digs in against Russell. The sad thing about Chima is that by this time next week, she will be all but forgotten. The few times she is remembered will be in a very negative light. Her name, likeness, and being is forever ruined due to her own actions, and pathetic sense of entitlement.

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Above is the official Big Brother 11 Cast photo including the final cast member, Jessie Godderz from BB10. The premier of this new season was a big disappointment for me and many others from what I have been reading all week.

Big Brother had a chance to bring back a favorite former houseguest of ours, and for same strange reason, this ended up being Jessie. Not that we hate Jessie, it’s simply that we can easily name 20 former HGs that we would have preferred over Jessie. I know I was really hoping it would have been either Brian or Jessica.

Jessie was a disappointment, plus it seems the other former HGs did not stand a chance. I mean was another clique other than the “Athletes” really suppose to win that very physical competition? Didn’t think so either.

Below are some spoilers of what is to come tomorrow, including the 2 nominees and VETO winner –

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We have some major Big Brother 11 spoilers for you.  You should stop reading now if you do not want to know any details about what is to come during the premier tomorrow!

First things first, the cliques have been formed.  The rumors are true and this year’s cast has been divided into cliques based on high school stereotypes.  The cliques are below -

The Cliques:

Populars – Braden, Jordan, Laura

Athletes - Russell, Jeff, Natalie

Brains - Ronnie, Chima, Michele

Offbeats - Lydia, Kevin, Casey

Interesting.  Even though we were teased that the “13th houseguest” would be revealed yesterday, CBS did not come through. They have yet to reveal the last/final houseguest but they did release this tidbit of information -

The first HOH will be a former HG. Each clique is assigned one. The HG don’t know who they’re getting. Who are they? One of them had a showmance. Another was almost an All Star.”

What we do know is that it seems all but certain that Brian from BB10 will be one of the former Houseguests returning. Others rumored to be coming back include Eric from BB8, Jessica from BB8, Sheila from BB9, and Jessie from BB10.

A poster from the realitybbq.com forum was able to get a sneak peek at the Houseguests first night in the house.  Below is a summary of what is to come -

“As with every first night of Big Brother it was a love fest.
Ronnie couldn’t hide his excitement.

During the “Getting to know you” in the living room, Laura and
Braden sat in the “you got screwed chairs”.
Casey comes off as another Boogie, fedora and all.

Jeff wore the Chicago city flag on his shirt. He definitely has an accent

Michele downplayed her personal info.

Jordan is the new Jessica and everyone will love her.*

Watch out for Russell. He’s very chill and smart.*

Lydia and Laura were the first to talk game.* It was very brief and they said it’s hard to team up when they don’t know what cliques they’ll be in. Then Jeff and Russell joined them up stairs to play chess.

When Casey was called into the DR the rest of the HG made fun of him a little. Braden rapped as well as a white surfer from the OC can.

BB decided to divided the HG into their cliques after all. They found out when they entered the Back Yard for the HOH Comp

The first comp was endurance.

The Athletes seemed to have the best grip on the game over all. Not just the physical aspect but also the mental. They’re there to play.

At 11:30 the house had an HOH. You first met him in BB10 and he is sure to add a lot of drama to not only the house but to his clique as well.”

Looking forward to the premier tomorrow.  You can see the official cast photos here, and some personal photos of the cast here.

Above is a video briefly introducing us to this year’s Big Brother houseguests. CBS has only revealed 12 of the 13 houseguests to us, promising the final houseguest will be a familiar face.

The blogmosphere has been speculating that they think it will either be Jessica from BB8, Sheila from BB9, or Brian from BB10. Most of the evidence seems to be pointing at it being Brian. CBS will reveal the final houseguest to us on July 7th. The show itself will premier on July 9th.

The official cast photos can be seen here – Big Brother 11 Cast.

I admit I was a little worried this cast would be boring after seeing their photos, but I must say that video has me excited once again. They seem to be a very dynamic bunch, looking forward to Thursday.

More personal and random photos of some of the cast below -

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CBS has finally unveiled the all new cast of Big Brother 11! I blogged a while ago that Big Brother was pretty much my favorite reality show, so please excuse me if I’m slightly moderately very excited!!!

The new twist this season is the houseguests will be grouped into cliques — popular, athletes, brainiacs and off-beats — just like in high school. Also as you can see from the above pic, they have only shown us 12 of the 13 houseguests. They will be revealing the last houseguest on July 7th. The houseguests will supposedly have to decide what cliques they are in once they get into the house. They will then play in those teams, before playing individually.

Rumors are flying that Sheila from Big Brother 9 will be the final houseguest, reason being she stated on her blog that she will be gone for 3 months. I am hoping this rumor is false as she was definitely not a favorite of mine during her season.

The show is set to premier next Thursday, July 9 at 8 pm/ET. The cast looks interesting so let’s hope this will be a season to remember. More pictures and info on the cast is below -

Braden Bacha – Age: 28
Occupation: Model/actor
Interests: Surfing, fashion, talking to girls, eating sushi

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Casey Turner – Age: 41
Occupation: Fifth-grade teacher by day, DJ by night
Interests: Music, his wife and two kids, picking his nose

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