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Can Queen Sleepsalot Pull Off A Miracle?



What a difference 24 hours makes in the Big Brother house. Yesterday around this time, I was about 95% certain that Michelle will be walking out the door tomorrow night, but now it is down to about 75%. I know, not much of a difference, but that is because her game is currently relying on a few variables. One of those being James and his willingness to actually go against the house for once in his life.

Let me summarize last night as best I can… It all began with something being pulled from Michelle’s butt. Seriously, but only metaphorically. I flipped over to the feed with Michelle talking to Bridgette and the first thing I heard was “I wish I could pull something out of my butt”.  This comment resulted in the two actually doing something we have rarely witnessed people other than PP do so far this season…. (I hope you’re sitting down for this!) …. brainstorming on how to flip things in their favor!  Wow, it’s like they finally realized they were actually on Big Brother and not at some summer warehouse … err, summer home where they spend all day tanning, eating, and working out.

After some discussion, the two actually came up with a pretty decent plan, and it’s better than they even realize because they don’t fully understand the complex douchery that is Paulie towards Z. Discussing how Nicole and Z get jealous over the dumbest things, Bridgette suggests they start flirting with Paulie to piss off Z. At first it sounded like a petty suggestion just to be mean, but when the lightbulb triggered inside Michelle’s head (as witnessed in the image above), she realized what this could actually do. By “flirting” with Paulie (I use that term loosely), they want to work Z up to the point where she starts fighting with Paulie over dumb things.. like Bridgette giving Paulie a manicure or facial. That is why I put flirting in quotes because we’re not talking about them rubbing Paulie’s junk (though Michelle joked Bridgette should offer him a testicle massage). We’re talking about harmless stuff that goes on in that house when you’re trapped in together for months. I mean Paul has been wearing a damn rubber duck float for no reason other than boredom for the past 3 days, so people get stir crazy and do weird stuff. It happens.


Now that is the first part of the plan. The second part is to start getting people on board with the ‘save Michelle’ campaign, and the first stop was Natalie and James who were still hanging around together probably talking about flowers and rainbows. Michelle comes into the room and immediately begins talking about Paulie. She tells Natalie how Paulie has mentioned that Nat is just a trashy Jersey girl and to watch out for her (I’m paraphrasing),  and a few other little things Paulie has said about Nat. Michelle drops the mic and leaves the room allowing for that seed she planted to quickly grow into anger, and that’s just what it did. Natalie spends the next 30 or so minutes venting to James how awful Paulie is. He has apparently made comments about how she has the nicest ass in the house, and how when they’re alone he says things like ‘he wants to wifey her up’, and even suggested making out without James/Z finding out. James sits stunned for quite some time, but trying to play devil’s advocate to excuse Paulie’s behavior. I initially thought James was defending Paulie (as did Natalie, and she called him on it), but thinking back, he was clearly trying to convince himself Paulie wasn’t being malicious just so James doesn’t blow a gasket and ruin his own game (that’s a pretty common defensive mechanism, and shows how much James cares for Nat).

After failing at convincing himself that Paulie isn’t a douchebag, reality starts setting in and he tells Natalie just how dumb he feels. He is embarrassed and annoyed that Paulie would disrespect him behind his back like that, and he sits there stewing for a little while until Bridgette comes in. James immediately wants to vent about the situation to Bridgette, but Natalie said she doesn’t want to re-live the conversation, and she’ll tell her in private. However, Bridgette mentions the plan to flirt with Paulie, and James agrees that one of the two should do that.  Natalie keeps asking if they’re messing with her, and if this is real life, but both say that will be one of the better ways to cause a rift in the house.

The conversation breaks, and Bridgette finds Paulie and immediately works on him by offering a facial, while giggling at whatever he says. She tries real hard to flirt, but is honestly terrible at it, and it came off as extremely awkward and uncomfortable to watch. Despite her poor performance, she keeps going, and plans to do some more today. This is when I passed out, but I will keep an eye on the feeds today to see if the girls can cause some tension between the fakemance.

Another way for them to save Michelle would be if James stops kissing the houses ass and uses his new power to eliminate two votes that are guaranteed to go against Michelle. The current people voting right now are:



With 2 votes gone, that means Bridgette or Z need only 3 votes to remain in the house.  All James has to do is eliminate the votes of any combination of Paulie, Paul, Nicole, or Corey, and he can vote with Bridgette and Natalie to keep Michelle. It’s that simple. Considering Victor was originally on board with getting out Z, and is also deeply concerned about the direction of the house (couples vs singles), they can pull him in to an alliance of:  James, Natalie, Michelle, Bridgette & Victor.  That is 5 out of 9 people leaving just Corey+Nicole and P+P to fend for themselves.

The sad part is this. Despite having the power and the numbers, James still mentioned numerous times how he’ll only use the power if the house backs it. What kind of horseshit is that? By him using it and eliminating Z, he is creating the new house majority. All I hear when James talks about ‘the house’ is whether Paulie, Nicole or Paul will get angry if he goes against them. If James does not do this to help chip away at Paulie’s numbers, I will officially stop rooting for him, hopes he gets evicted and doesn’t win America’s Favorite. Not because I have a special thing toward Michelle, but because it is insulting to the game of Big Brother to sit on such power and keep kissing the ass of the guy who is eventually going to win with ease unless something is done about it.

As of 12pm, the house is still mostly sleeping, so I will start a live update thread in a little bit


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  1. AIO_7

    Not to worry, Steve, no way Lames wins AFP this year.

  2. JD

    As I said great plan, huge move, we’re all excited but it depends on James and we all know what a check bouncer he is. He’s not interested in winning. He’s interested in people pleasing those he feels threatened by. Natalie should threaten him and maybe there would be hope. James is acting like someone who was bullied growing up he doesn’t rock the boat so he won’t get picked on. He said what the house wants he’ll do. Well James the house (majority) want to flip. It’s the four that are going to win and kick you out in the next couple evictions that want to use your care package. Getting my hope up is worse than making no moves. Raises my hopes and then crashes them down on the rocks of despair.

  3. Katheryn
    Katheryn (94 comments)

    Come on James!!!

  4. Colby

    Before they went to sleep they had given Paul an earful about Paulie and supposedly he is on board to flip with them. He may be willing to evict Z first, but is he really with them?
    He and Victor wanted Z gone anyway. Remember, originally the group was all on board for Z to go until Paulie realized Meech was a threat to his game and he could still control Z, so he convinced them to get rid of Meech.
    So either Paul (and Victor) may actually join forces with them, or he may go straight back to Paulie and tell him everything that was said and tell him that they are evicting Z to make them think he is with them.
    But even if Z goes Thursday, it all depends on what happens in the DE, and who wins the next HOH to see who has the numbers going forward.
    As I see it, James may as well save Meech because his days are numbered either way, but he doesn’t know that.
    So if it does work out and Paul joins them, then what? Are they all going to become his minions?

  5. g8trgrl4life
    g8trgrl4life (1010 comments)

    I have been watching BB since the beginning. I’m not a “super fan” because I can’t tell you who won the 3rd veto in season 10. But I do know this: if that horses ass, James, doesn’t vote with the group and use his “gift” where it’s needed, I’m outta here. Just can’t handle the stupidity.

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      Gerardo (2748 comments)

      Damn I just wish America had given Lames the slop pass and left the vote nullification gift for Natalie. I think she would DEFINITELY use it wisely this week if she had it. BB fans are so short-sighted sometimes.

      • danmtruth

        @gerardow105829 you are 1,000% correct Nat would use the power without giving it a second thought She knows it the first step to cutting into paulie’s power
        What Paul,Vic, Nichole, and Cory need to remember is with Zzz Paulie always has 2 votes to their 1 As I said before this smoke screen of Paulie to mention getting Zzz out . Is just his way to sound like he is still in with the frat boys. Paulie keeps confusing these people with the This person is targeting you we need to get them out Thats why if Paul is any type of player he flips on Paulie Votes Zzz out and reminds Paulie that was the plan all along as Zzz posed a threat to Paulies game They still have the top comp beast so they should still control the HoH.
        This is why I would love to see Paul test his bromance partner Paulie All Paulie talk about was how he had no problem droping Zzz Yet he question Corey if he will drop Nichole Wise up Paul Move that spinless jellyfish known as James to block Paulie and nicholes votes

  6. Mell
    Mell (4692 comments)

    I hope James has it in hum but I’m not sure and I anxious for today to get started because I’m not completely convinced that Paul isn’t going to end up telling Paulie all of this stuff at some point today. I want to be hopeful but I had a flashback of the week Paul was running back and forth “literally running” between Frank Tiffany and Bridget versus the other side of the house relaying information. Sometimes there’s a hint that Paul could actually turn into a player and then other times I think he just gets too wrapped up in the excitement and the drama of the moment. I think there’s a chance this could happen if Paul’s nose ring infection could somehow give him lock jaw for the next 24 hours and he couldn’t speak and the girls keep applying pressure on James by questioning if he has balls. I also agree with the observation earlier that James acts like someone who was bullied earlier in life and not wanting to mess with the cool kids. I don’t think he feels he has a better chance of winning with the Paulie side of the house. I honestly don’t think it ever occurred to him that he could win in either season so he doesn’t play to win. He plays to be safe for as long as he can. There’s a huge difference. I guess I’ve turned into a flip-flopper too. I find myself rooting for someone different each week. My only consistency this season has been rooting for whoever I think is against Paulie and Nicole.

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      Cyn (782 comments)

      I second that notion with Paulie and sidekick leaving soon. Well guess we all have to see how this pans out! It is literally in the hands of James this week.

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    I can’t believe that I’ve stayed awake ALL NIGHT and well into today watching this craziness unfold! Just when I think it’s safe to sleep, the scheming kicks up again. Many of these fed up souls seem sincerely dedicated to dethroning King Paulie, but I think their plan will ultimately fail. James is clearly not 100% sold and he’s being kept in the dark about the rest of the plans. Why would he want to target Nicole & Corey when the 3 have been on the same page all season? He likes and trusts these two. He’d hate himself for betraying them. Paul seems like he’s jumping on board solely to become the new king of the house once Paulie is gone. But that goal could take a while. Flipping this vote will barely make a dent there and will undoubtedly trigger a massive retaliation from Paulie and his remaining crew. This would squash most of the FRIENDSHIP he’s worked all summer to cultivate! To me, Meesh, Bridget & Nat really only want to stick it to Nicole for unclear reasons. She’s hardly been the mastermind and “dirty player” that they’ve accused her of being. As for her showmance, at least it’s the most genuine of the season. Her and Corey clearly have chemistry. If like to see Paulie put in his place too, but this group isn’t organized or cohesive enough to get the job done.

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      bbcrazy (2 comments)

      I never comment but this is driving me crazy! I like Nicole and it seems to me that I am in the minority so I thought it would be safe for me to comment here. I agree that the Meesh, Bridge & Nat have it in for her and their reasons are exactly what they are and have been doing. I just shut off the feeds as I thought that was a safer option then throwing my computer because I got so frustrated. How is it “sketch” when corey and Nicole are whispering but it’s totally fine when Meesh and Nat and Bridgette and Paul are whispering! I’m too old to be this wrapped up in this drama!!! Thanks for letting me vent!

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      Brainybrunette, amen how I agree with you!! We appear to be in a big minority. We seem to be the only Nicole likers on here. She’s called a rat, two faced etc. to me she is no worse than anyone else in that house. She’s not a mean girl like mich and z. She’s trying to play a different game than her season when she got kicked out because she was so naive and didn’t want to say anything bad about anybody. This year she said she didn’t want showmance but that’s what happened. They have a very cute relationship and as far as I can tell it’s completely innocent. My real opinion is that girls n the house and many of the fans are just down right jealous of her. Of course they will deny that but that’s what I think. Am I disappointed in her game play-yes!! But it’s no worse than anyone else’s. Does she tell her alliance what others say in front of her? Of course- that’s big part of game and every single one of them does the same thing. James will not go against James with his votes unless he is sure that it won’t come back to bite him because if z goes he is the one that will get blamed. Paulie, victor, Nicole and Corey more likely to win hoh than mich, nat, bridge, James. And even if Paul votes z to go he will never tell Paulie that because Paulie stronger than ones trying to flip. In my opinion Corey and Nicole have been throwing comps and we know Paulie has so if z goes out you know they will all be going full force to win hoh and James will go up!! James knows that. If he can get Nicorey to go with him then he will flip the vote because then they would be aligned against Paulie with him. But without at least one of them I don’t think he will do it. Do I think Nicole will win this game? No a chance and she won’t even make finals. She could go Thursday. But she is no worse and a heck of a lot better person than most of people in the house (my opinion and I’m sticking to it!! Lol)

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        bbcrazy (2 comments)

        Count me as the third Nicole fan! You summed up my thoughts exactly!

      • Colby

        I have said before that I also like Nicole. I do not like the showmance because I think she would play a much better game without him there, and I don’t like him at all. I think he is just using her.
        People fault her because she said she wasn’t going to have a showmance, and ended up in one anyway. But I doubt one of those haters can honestly say that they have never said they weren’t going to do something, and ended up doing it anyway.
        I believe there are a lot of us Nicole fans out there, we just don’t voice it here much because there are so many haters here.
        It is almost funny that commenters hate on the people doing the things it takes to actually play this game, ( the whispering, gaining info and sharing it with their alliance, lying, etc….) yet want those who aren’t to start doing the same thing.
        But, everyone is entitled to their own opinion.

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        Bbcrazy. I think we were writing our comments at the same time. Glad to know there are others like me out there not slamming Nicole for doing what everyone else in house are doing!! Look at nat who everyone thought was so sweet and dumb. Nicole from beginning had bad vibe about her and that’s why nat hates her. Seems Nicole was right about her. nat didn’t like her cause all boys like her more than they like nat. I agree with Paulie on one thing. She’s a scheming jersey girl!!! She’s been trying to play men like Paulie played z!! She went after Paulie, victor and Corey without results and so then went after poor James!!! Sweet girl my butt!!!

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        Colby. Yes knew u like Nicole also. Most people here have such a hate for her and I can’t figure it out. She hasn’t done anything everyone else hasn’t done. Well each to their own.

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    SRP91 (106 comments)

    Wasn’t James in the military? Shouldn’t that entail him to having enough of a scrot to stand up for himself and take control? I know the military is absolute on following the power structure, but no one made Paulie the general except for Paulie. James doesn’t need to bow down to Paulie, he can stand up for himself.

    Plus if he ever wants to have an actual shot at Natalie (not that he has one) he needs to show her that he’s someone who can take control, and stand up for himself and her.

    • Shivani33

      James said last night that they’d be going after a tyrant by going against Paulie. He used that exact word. He realizes now that Paulie won’t keep agreements with him. But James isn’t military officer material. As a Marine, he would have been at E6 or below. He is better at following orders than strategically initiating them. He’s fortunate to have Natalie as a friend. She can help keep him stay on course if he pays respectful attention to what she’s already told him about standing up for his own game.

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    itsnotpretty (43 comments)

    Do you think James realizes how powerful he really is at this point? He comes off as such a nice guy and one with such a fear of conflict that his personality and need to avoid actual drama overshadow any big picture reasoning when it comes to the game. That would explain why he chooses to experience drama through simple harmless pranks instead of having actual game talk and moves that may go against “the house.” Oh Jamesy, please redeem yourself!

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    James is not going to come through for us tomorrow night. I’m not getting my hopes up for nothing. Lames has torn his drawers with me. He is a follower & in no way a leader. Too bad it wasn’t Nat with that damn care-package that we so foolishly voted for Lames to have.
    I told you guys Paulie had no intentions of evicting his winch & 1 sure jury vote Z. He intends to drag that heffer as far as he possibly can because she can’t win & he can make her do whatever he wants her to do.
    Why these idiots can’t see the bigger picture & see what Paulie & the couples are up to is beyond me. They don’t act like they’re there to win $500k. I’m glad to see that at least Meech is now fighting for her place unlike the Queen of Sheba Z. That heffer lounges around sprawled all out UNDER, ON TOP of & WRAPPED AROUND Paulie as much as she possibly can be without a care in the world. I thought she was going to pull a Rachel R. & beast the rest of the game.
    It’s time for some action dammit. This group either needs to shit or get off the pot.

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  12. caRyn

    From what I remember Natalie aligned herself with James. Not for a showmance but for the BB game. The three girls (Natalie, Bridgette & Bronte) wanted to align themselves each with a guy for information. I think that now that the house is at the halfway mark Natalie realizes that James doesn’t have anything to offer her in the way of the game. Friendship – yes/BB game – no. I am looking forward to the DR sessions to hear the thoughts of the HG.

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      He’s got a lot to offer her now that she wants and its two votes!!!

      • caRyn

        He will use it in a way that he believes is beneficial to his game. If that helps her with her game it is a coincidence.

      • Colby

        He should use it for what he believes is beneficial to his game. That is why it was given to him. I just don’t think he is sure what that is. Remember that he doesn’t know everything we know.
        And we want him to shake up the game because they are boring the hell out of all of us.

      • caRyn

        Yes, Colby. You and I are stating the same thing – that James should use it for his game. He is strictly playing for himself and if he is able to save Natalie in the process he will.

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      SRP91 (106 comments)

      I disagree, he’ll use it in a way that “the house” (Paulie) wants. James is a complete pushover in this game, and with the women that he tries to pick up each season. Perhaps if he showed the women that he had some backbone and could make a decision for himself, and stick with it, then he’d have more success with them. But that’s not him, he’s a nice guy who wants to please, even if it will cost him in the end.

      • caRyn

        Correct. He will do as Paulie wants because he believes he is in an alliance with Paulie. Therefore, he is going to use it in a way that he believes is beneficial to his game.

  13. Michele
    Michele (235 comments)

    It’s sad Lames is being such a lame player this season. Michelle finally waking up to the reality is great, but . . .. . . Anyway. Thank you Steve so much for this great up date.

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    BBLove (220 comments)

    Wow. Best update all season. I am pulling for Michelle.

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    Cyn (782 comments)

    Let’s just say I finally went to bed around 4am PST. The live feeds were insane!!!! I personally think Paulie was out of line with the way he spoke, more so his tone to Natalie. Whatever Nat’s ulterior motives were exposing Paulie, someone needed to inform Z she was being played and talked about from the guy she has been loyal to all season. But boy ole boy was Paulie tight faced even turning red at times. It was just insane! At this point, it could go either way because James is unclear which side to align with.

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