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Alliances Start To Break; Metta Tries To Make A Break


There are a few people on Twitter who are saying that the shorter season of Celebrity Big Brother is the better format because the longer summer version contains so much downtime and boredom. This week is a perfect example why I completely disagree with that take.

Someone (Brandi) is going to be evicted tonight which is bound to shake up the house. Ross and Marissa are trying to find a new alliance to cling to. Ari is quietly getting squeezed out of everything. Omarosa is doing a pretty good job at manipulating the house. With all of that finally happening, the season is going to come to an abrupt ending on Sunday. Just as things finally heat up, it’s over. Screw that. The three-week formula sucks and hopefully is something that never comes around again.

Maybe I’m just a Big Brother purist at heart, but it’s just awfully hard to get into a season that ends before things really heat up. I saw Evil Dick actually agree with this sentiment which is ironic because part of his lore is the epic endurance competition that wouldn’t have had nearly the same impact if it was a short season. Not a chance. The whole backstory of the strained relationship between him and his daughter slowly bonding throughout the season until the point where he’s standing there holding a key for 7 hours just doesn’t happen in an accelerated season.


I will be fair and say this is harder to judge because these are “celebs” in the house who have been fairly pampered compared to the traditional houseguests. Maybe I’m wrong and an accelerated season would be decent with a group of amateurs who really wanted to play (like the BBOTT crew). That was a shorter season than normal and easily my favorite out of the past many seasons, but again they used the traditional format of one weekly eviction just with fewer houseguests.

Ari doing her nails
If you ever catch Ari on feeds, odds are likely she’s doing something like her nails, hair, or makeup

Before I wrap this post up. I almost forgot about the Metta part. Last night, a conversation in the bathroom around 6:55 pm went on where Ari mentioned how Metta tried to escape the house the night before but was locked in by production. The feeds kept getting cut so we didn’t get a whole lot of detail, but what’s the deal with that?  There is a week left! Although when you think about it, Metta has more money than (I believe) the entire rest of the house combined, so it’s not like he’s there for that. I guess he was just there for the experience and so far the experience hasn’t been what he expected.

Maybe that’s why D-List celebs are the only people these type of shows can get?  Anyone with real money wouldn’t want to sit in a house for a month straight. Even though most of these people are worth over a million each (which is nothing to sneeze at), they’re all doing it to jumpstart their careers to keep that money flowing. I don’t think Metta has those same goals so it’s not really shocking he has zero desire to be there.

I’m going to start a live feed thread in a bit, and tonight I’ll be live blogging the eviction/PoV episode. So, stay tuned!


I realized that today is going to be a wash because it’s a live eviction day so I won’t do a live feed thread but will definitely have a post going for the episode tonight!


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  1. AIO_7

    “The three-week formula sucks and hopefully is something that never comes around again.”

    I see it as better than nothing. Perhaps CBS will take notes and maybe give us two two month seasons ( with, say, a three week break) spanning from early June until early October.

  2. AIO_7

    I’ve officially had it with Marissa.

    Last night while watching BBAD I realized that if there are, say, six people in a group talking (or trying to talk) that she is yapping for 85% of it. At one point Omarosa was trying say something, and I really wanted to hear what she had to say, and several times Marissa interrupted with a non sequitur (and it’s always about her). Another time Marissa was trying to make herself sound important and cared for saying that when she gets out of the house that she will have over 10,000 text messages waiting for her. Omo and Mark doubted this and figured out that she was trying count spam text, that even just mentioned her name, as personal texts for her.

    Another time Metta, Ari and Brandi were in the kitchen, someone said something, and they three burst out laughing. It was a sustained laugh. From another room, and I’m sure she had no clue what was said, Brandi shows up among them and starts laughing too, trying to act for the cameras that she was part of the hilarity too.

    I so hope she is the next to go.

    • WhereisPablo

      Yes, yes and yes! If she wasn’t so annoying I might even feel a little sorry for her insecurity. I do feel for her husband and son. PLEASE let her go home tonight!

    • NKogNeeTow

      I’m at the point that I’m ready for Marissa to go even before Brandi and Omarosa. The only reason why I wanted B and O to stay longer was because they had such strong personalities (and not in a good way) and I wanted to see which one would come out on top. But it seems that the longer that Brandi stays, she’s gone from a shark to a jellyfish and Omarosa is playing semi-nice. Not that I wanted to see them physically fight (that is NEVER acceptable), I just wanted to see which one was REALLY the nastiest. Since that isn’t going anywhere, they can exit stage left with Marissa and let the rest of them duke it out for the prize. Not that I like to see women fight, but I just thought B and O would be a good match for each other. Oh well, I’m still enjoying the show.

  3. Yael Sara

    @stevebeans Agree. While there are some who I do at this time dislike more than others in the house, with it being so short it is hard to become emotionally invested.

    I think Metta accomplished exactly what he came there for and his marketing did a great job of it. Everyone in the house was wearing his panda shirt and hats and if he were out of the house they’d still be wearing then. He put his brand out there, created awareness

  4. hogwild

    I really hope CBS doesn’t do a CBB again as already pointed out by the time things get interesting it’s done they also might consider a shorter season for regular BB or at least add more double evictions as there can be a fair amount of boredom there as well.

  5. Shivani33

    What’s stopping Metta from leaving if he wants to go? It’s not a prison and supposedly, he isn’t reliant on the Celebrity Big Brother money. While he and his schtick have been amusing, there’s an uncomfortable, rough and eerie conjob whiff about him, and it’s increasingly noticeable. I’ve heard that he wants to win veto and nominate himself for eviction. What is driving him? Why not just WALK out the door?

    Shannon acted all “I give up. I don’t wanna play anymore. Poop!” Keshia begged to go home even though she already knew that she had a little toddler when she signed to play. Then gossip news came out that she owes a bundle in unpaid taxes. What is this? Desolation Row?

    And there’s the backstory about Brandi and her lost lawsuit with Joanna Krupa. The poor gal is some kind of reality show addict with almost no face of her own left. Who is vetting these contestants, some stoned-out orangutan? Hey, maybe it’s best that this is a short season, if you can call it a Season at all. It’s more of a blip on the screen and just as well. Marissa is like a bad circus sideshow. Nauseating. Ross and Omarosa just salivate to be noticed and famous for whatever.

    Who is left to compliment? Ariadna? MarkandJames, the kinder clones? The semi-sane ones? Well, I feel for the long gone George Orwell. Hey! It’s Bug-eyed Brother! The Omarosa edition. I want to be able to say that I cannot WAIT til tonight’s show but am not sure about that, for crying out loud. (Lol.)

    • The Artist Formerly Known as Gerardo (Chen Moonves)

      I’m soooooo over Metta trying to escape the house every other day. Just let his ass go. He acts like he didn’t know what he was signing up for. If you knew you couldn’t be away from your wonderful wife for more than a few hours before turning into damn wannabe Houdini, then you should’ve sat your ass at home. You wanna leave so bad? Deuces!

      (As you can tell, I’m getting sick of all these Z-listers lol)

      • hogwild

        I don’t get the whole trying to leave just tell production your done and leaving I don’t think I’m going out on a limb when I say they can’t make him stay there.

      • Sassy

        I wish they would show his escape attempts. I am curious what is keeping him there.

      • NKogNeeTow

        Right there with you guys. I like Metta but thinking of him always looking for an escape hatch is getting old. It pissed me off about Keisha too. I’m not trying to sound insensitive but she knew she was breastfeeding and how long she would be away from her baby when she signed on. Then she tells the group that she has never been away from her for longer than a day, yet she signs up to be away for 3 weeks? As far as I’m concerned, anybody who wants to go should walk and leave those who really want to be there and play, go for it.

        Last night, when Ari and Omarosa were trying to pull him onto their side, Ari told him here were only 6 more days left, then O begged him to please stick it out. He told them he would, but who knows, by tonight he might be trying to climb over the wall. I hope he stays, but if he doesn’t, Adious!

      • Sassy

        I agree with you NK! Keisha knew the risks going into this. It made for a disappointing end to that episode!

  6. NKogNeeTow

    Changing the subject from CBB….Steve, hope all is well with your Dad.

  7. Apopkedave

    I’m tired of all these so called celebrities anyway, if they can’t play the game why are they there. I stopped watching the after dark shows and I’m about done with the regular shows. They should stay with the young and wild strangers. I’m just killing time until Survivor comes on at the end of the month.

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