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Canada's Jury Vote

It's TWISTOSTM TWIST  time and just like before we're giving you the power to make another big move. Canada, you have the 7th - and final - Jury vote! During finale week, www.bigbrothercanada.ca/TwistosTwist will transform one more time allowing you to vote for the houseguest you want to win this season.You can only vote once so make sure you check your pick before submitting your vote. Canada's votes will be tallied and the houseguest with the most votes  will receive Canada's final jury vote. So, what should you do in between now and finale week? Keep earning points of course! Remember, as a registered user the more points you earn the more your influence you have in the game, so keep striving for that Diamond level so your vote will count for 100x more than an unregistered user. Check out the chart below to find out how much influence you have right now: There are points to be earned all over the website so play along and help your favourite houseguest take home the grand prize. Follow this simple guide to start earning points now! We're counting on you Canada, vote wise and don't pull a Topaz!

Apr 17

Jon's HOH Playlist

Rock out to Jon's Head of Household playlist! The Guess Who - American Woman The Smashing Pumpkins - Ava Adore Matchbox Twenty - Bent Prodigy - Breathe AC DC - Jailbreak Brad Paisley - Mud on the Tires Weezer - Buddy Holly Blink 182 - All The Small Things U2 - Numb Oasis - Wonderwall

Apr 14

First To Jury

Apr 18

Two In One

Apr 11

Five Becomes Four

Canada's run as HOH has broken the original First Five alliance and given hope to the new Outsiders. The First Five's brawn, Andrew Gordon, was voted out in a 7 to 2 margin against his alliance member and best friend, Sabrina Abbate. Host Arisa Cox questioned Andrew about theories as to why Canada nominated him for eviction. After a few speculations he turned to the audience exclaiming, "Why did you?!". Andrew spent majority of the week feeling defeated and believing his fate was sealed until his showmance, Allison, pointed out that Jon could be a swing vote. After a brief conversation with Jon, Andrew started to have hope, but it was quickly dashed and drama ensued when Jon notified Sabrina that Andrew was campaigning against her. Kenny Brain also worked hard this week to ensure his alliance remained close, revealing to Sarah that he is gay. Kenny later admits that coming out to Sarah is partly strategy saying "I know it'll strengthen our bond and our relationship and that I can use in the game, but it is largely just me knowing and loving Sarah and just wanting her to know exactly who I am. His strategy worked with Sarah acknowledging that she worries if the rest of the house learns of his secret "it will put a bigger target on his back". Remember those mug shots we told you about on Wednesday? Big Brother definitely had something in mind when he made those up! The blind side HOH competition let  houseguests knock out their competition and advance to another round of questions if they answered correctly, instantly 3 of the big dogs were out of the running and before Arisa announces to the audience that this week is another big one, a double eviction that is sure to rock the house once again. Find out who won HOH in the exciting continuation on Sunday night at 9pm ET/PT on Slice and check back here for all the latest Big Brother news. Big Brother Canada airs Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays at 9pm ET/PT.

Apr 04

April 2 Spoilers

Apr 02

Girls Edition: Who Would Be Your BBCAN Prom Date?

On Sunday night the houseguests got to dance the night away during the Big Brother Canada prom. Seeing them all dressed up and having a blast made us wonder: which female houseguests would your perfect prom date? 1. What would your date be wearing? A. A form fitting knee-length dress that hugs her in all the right places B. A playful black dress with sneakers and grunge accessories C. A backless gown in a deep hue that makes her porcelain skin glow D. A skin tight mini dress to show off her curves E. A simple dress in a solid colour, she'd be more comfortable in jeans and a tee F. The fluffiest, sparkliest dress you've ever seen, she really looks like a princess 2. As you're entering, your date... A. Is cool and collected, she's even giving you a pep talk to calm your nerves B. Is plotting to find the DJ and take over his station C. Looks bored and just wants to sit down and talk to the people she already knows and likes D. Is shouting out to her friends on the other end of the hall, you better keep up or she'll leave you behind E. Is cracking jokes and keeping her eyes only on you F. Seems to be beaming and gliding through the crowd 3. What is her signature dance move? A. She likes the classics and it usually involves a lot of snapping B. She's more of a head banger than a dancer C. She can twerk and grind, but avoids the dance floor D. Strike a pose and vogue! E. The sprinkler for sure! F. The waltz, it's so dreamy! 4. How did you invite your date to prom? A. I just walked up to her and asked, she's really chill like that B. We were at a concert so I got up on stage and asked her C. I put a note next to her mascots outfit... it was a weiner! D. She invited me... after yelling at me first. What can I say I like a strong woman? E. We're on the same baseball team so after practice F. She was the princess in the school play and I was the prince so I just had to ask her out 5. It's the end of the night, what happens next? A. We decide to go on an crazy adventure around town B. We go back to my place and spend the rest of the night playing video games C. I can't find her, I think she followed her friend who was crying all night D. She left crying, I don't even know what I said? E. We grab some burgers and sit and chat in a diner all night F. We dance under the moonlight Mostly A's Sarah Your perfect prom date would be Sarah, she's laid back and level headed which is perfect for you since you can't stand drama. Mostly B's Neda You and Neda would be the perfect match, you can joke all night and talk about your dreams for the future. Mostly C's Rachelle Blink and you might miss her, your date is Rachelle, she'd prefer to sit in the back and stick to her close friends. Good luck getting her to dance! Mostly D's Sabrina You like a challenge so Sabrina is your ideal prom date, she'll go through every range of emotion so sit back and enjoy the show. Mostly E's Allison Your prom date is Allison, it's like going with one of the guys, but she's better to look at. Mostly F's Heather You would go to prom with princess Heather, she's dreamed of this night and needs the perfect prince to go with it. Which girl would be your prom date? Share your results on Facebook and Twitter then check out the guy's quiz!

Mar 31

Guys Edition: Who Would Be Your BBCAN Prom Date?

On Sunday night the houseguests got to dance the night away during the Big Brother Canada prom. Seeing them all dressed up and having a blast made us wonder: which male houseguests would be your perfect prom date? 1. Making your entrance, your date... A. Holds your hand while swinging it back and forth B. Is 10 steps ahead of you checking out the crowd C. Is making you laugh with the most ridiculous imitations D. Is walking behind you, holding your dress so you don't trip E. Is linked to your arm wearing a letterman's jacket and high five-ing everyone on his way in 2. What drink does your date grab for you? A. A classic fruit punch, you don't need alcohol to have a good time! B. Gotta be a beer, that he snuck in under his jacket C. I'm not even sure, I think he stole it from someone else D. A refreshing white wine spritzer E. The punch of course... but with a little vodka twist 3. What is his signature dance move? A. So, he doesn't really know how to dance... but don't tell him I said that! B. Name it and he'll do it, this guy is a dance machine! C. A master entertainer he steals all his moves from cheesy movies D. Thrust and fist pump of course! E. It's more of a bend at the knees and head bop situation 4. You spill something on your dress, what does your date do? A. Spills something on himself so you aren't the only one B. Suggests you two leave early so he can help you take it off C. Figures it's time to start a food fight that way everyone's a little messy D. Grabs some club soda and helps you clean up E. Doesn't notice, but offers to pick something up to help you clean up after you point it out 5. Prom night is winding down, how does your date leave you? A. He walks me to my door steps and gives me a kiss goodnight B. He tries to take me to a hotel and when I say no he invites my best friend instead C. He doesn't, we partied all night D. With a dramatic and emotional speech where he gets a little teary E. Takes me for a drive around town before dropping me home Mostly A's Adel The original outsider, Adel, would be your perfect prom date. He's sweet and loyal and tries to get along with everyone. Mostly B's Andrew You and alpha male Andrew would make the perfect match. He has a tough exterior and commands attention which is just fine by you. Mostly C's Arlie If you want to be entertained all night Arlie is the best prom date for you. He'll crack jokes, imitate people you can't stand, and always keep you on your toes. Mostly D's Kenny Your prom date would be soulful Kenny. He looks great in a tux and having a blast on the dance floor, but he'd really rather be cuddling on the couch. Mostly E's Jon You would go to prom with Jon the jock. Everyone knows and loves him, but he's there with you and is oblivious to the things around him. Which guy would be your prom date? Share your results on Facebook and Twitter then check out the girl's quiz!

Mar 31

March 31 Spoilers

Mar 31

Music In My HOH

Not only does the Head of Household get power, they also get privileges. So this week we'll feature what you want in your Head of Household room. Today, it's music! We asked you what you wanted to listen to (and we were inundated with requests) so here's a select few from Canada's HOH Playlist! Kitiara wanted a little Lady Gaga, so here's Mother Monster's latest: Michelle Lynn said "how about anything by Bryan Adams" and we happily oblige! Sarah Joy wanted some Arctic Monkeys - so we present Do I Wanna Know Corey wants to Work in his HOH Room - so here's a little Britney Spears and Work B*tch Michelle Lynn was feeling a little happy to be HOH this week, so here's her music choice! We asked Big Brother what he wanted to hear, not surprisingly he chose Hey Brother from Avicii. And here's one more for good measure - a way back playback from Mark Morrison and Return of the Mack Eclectic tastes for sure. What would you want on your HOH Playlist? Comment below!

Mar 29

Ika's Best Bits.. in GIF Form

We were so sad to see Ika go home on Thursday's episode. She brought so much humour and sass to the house and to her diary room visits. We loved her so much that we're remembering her with everyone's favourite animated image format, GIF. [cue In Memoriam slow music with perfectly timed clapping from the audience] We first learned to love Ika Wong when she graced our television screens in her first bio pack. It wasn't the most graceful of introductions, but it was an introduction no less. Then when Paul accused Andrew of being racist and sexist at the nomination ceremony, she calmed the situation in the best way she knows how: by fixing her hair. She then took to the diary room to say how she really felt about the situation. She then became HOH and we learned that Ika Wong don't listen to nobody but Ika Wong.   We also learned that she wears giant squirrel suits like nobody else.   But then the cracks in Ika's HOH plans started to crumble and we think she knew, but she remained optimistic. She reflected on her time as HOH with us in the Diary Room But we may have rolled her eyes at her. BIG MOVES IKA. BIG MOVES! And then with one foul swoop the Ika HOH train came to a sudden stop and all the houseguests jumped out. And girl was not happy. And then #LetterGate happened.. And we may have done a little jig.. So long sweet Ika. We'll miss you. We want to thank these Two Tumblr accounts and for all their hard work GIF-ing Ika's best bits!

Mar 28

The Biggest Twist

Mar 28

Canada's HOH

Canada you are this weeks HOH. All season long you can play along and predict what is going to happen in the house, but  this week you have the power to name the nominees too! You have until Friday at 10pm ET to choose the two houseguests you want to see on the block. This TWISTOSTM TWIST will be over before you know it, so be sure to sign in and make your points work for you. Visit www.bigbrothercanada.ca/twistostwist and make your picks now! Step 1: Click the + to pick one nominee in the first the box. Step 2: Click on the photo of one of the two houseguests you are nominating for eviction. Step 3: Repeat steps 1 & 2 for the second nomination box. Step 4:Once you have selected both nominees, confirm your vote by typing in the keywords you see on your confirmation screen. If you want to change your selection click the X in the right hand corner and vote again. Step 4B: If you are already registered, and signed in, click submit to cast your vote! Remember, if you are registered your vote can count for up to 100x more than an unregistered user - so be sure to play along before voting so your vote counts for more power and influence! Step 5: Once you have submitted your vote you will see a confirmation screen letting you know your vote has been counted. Click on the X to close the vote confirmation screen and keep browsing BigBrotherCanada.ca to earn more points you can use throughout the season. Step 6: Watch Slice on Sunday, March 30th at 9pm ET/PT to see who Canada nominates for eviction!

Mar 27

March 25 Spoilers

Mar 25

March 23 Spoilers

Mar 23

Buzzworthy Recap

They came, they saw, they got naked. All for the enjoyment of you Canada! Sunday morning we asked you to decide who the most Buzz-worthiest houseguest was and after a 12 hour day of campaigning, Adel rose victorious. Not only did Adel receive some updates from home, updates on current events and updates from his fans, he also received a very special veto reward. Watch the full episode to learn more! Although Adel reined supreme, the other houseguests had a ball trying to make themselves the buzz-worthiest. Below is a bit of what they got up to over the 12 hours. Watch all the videos on our Instagram page, or You can also check out more photos in our photo gallery here. Jon taught us how to twerk like Miley (we won't be using his tips): Rachelle got a little creepy: Kenny trained us on how to get a body like his: And then a lot of this went down:

Mar 22

Which member of the First Five alliance are you most like?

Three weeks in and the First Five alliance is still holding strong. Aside from entering the house at the same time, this alliance doesn't seem to have that much in common.Will they be able to keep it together? Or are they on the brink of a total meltdown? Take this quiz to find out which of the First Five you are most like then share your results in the comments below! 1. How would you describe yourself? A. Fun, big-hearted, big-mouthed B. Passionate, energetic, conniving C. Fun, outgoing, kind D. Ambitious, confident, intelligent E. Outgoing, energetic, intense 2. What is your strategy to win Big Brother Canada? A. Social game is so important - I'll charm the ladies and cook for the men. B. I don't have a long term strategy, but I will be the center of attention! C. It's a fine line and all about reading people. D. I'm just going to sit back and watch at first... maybe win a few challenges. E. I'm all about making moves and going for power plays 3. What would you miss most while inside the Big Brother Canada house? A. My fur babies, they are my angels. B. Probably my friends, but I'll make some in the house too so... C. Hands down, my family! D. My dog, she really is the love of my life. E. Drinking with my buddies. 4. What is your biggest pet peeve? A. Messy people B. When people under estimate me C. Bullies D. People who are late E. Close minded people 5. If you knew a houseguest was upset, how would you comfort them? A. Ask them what's wrong so we could talk about it B. Make them laugh, it's so easy! C. Listen to them and offer support D. Give them a hug, we all can get a little emotional. E. Give them space, if they want to talk about it they will. Mostly A's Sabrina You are "Italian Housewife" Sabrina. Not one to sit things out you are loud and proud and have no problems speaking your mind. Mostly B's Arlie You are funny guy Arlie. You don't take things too seriously, you're here to have fun and if the money comes with it, great! Mostly C's Sarah You are mama Miller. You're kind and caring and don't want to ruffle too many feathers, after all you do want to set a bad example for your two kids back at home. Mostly D's Kenny You are mystery man Kenny. You're charming and down to earth, but you know Big Brother is all about mind games and you're always in your head. Mostly E's Andrew You are mister macho Andrew. You are in it to win it and love flexing your muscles during competitions. With an HOH and POV under your belt you have no plans on slowing down. Which member of the First Five alliance did you get? Share your results on Facebook and Twitter!

Mar 21

Third To Go

Mar 21

Start Boosting The Meter!

Are you ready Canada? It's time to start boosting The Meter! We know you've been missing Marsha the Moose, so now we're giving you the power to bring her back! We need all our super fans to band together and move The Meter from point A to point B before Sunday. Not sure how you can help? It's easy! Simply interact with the website just like you have been and every point you earn will be added to The Meter, follow this simple guide to start earning points now! Remember, your points will only count towards The Meter while it is open. The points earned while The Meter was closed will not count towards Canada's collective goal. Marsha needs your help to escape the walls she's been living in - work together and reach 2 milllion points before Sunday to save her and see what she has in store for the houseguests this year!

Mar 20

March 19 Spoilers

Mar 19

March 17th Spoilers

Mar 17

How Would You Eat Slop?

When you're stuck on slop for a full week you have to get creative! Last week's Have-Not's made cookies and previous Big Brother houseguests have made everything from patties to puddings. What would you make out of slop? Find out the slop recipe that goes best with your personality now! Learn how to make slop cookies and share your own slop recipes below!  

Mar 17

Which HG Is The most Buzzworthy?

During Thursday night's eviction episode Arisa asked fans to tune in to the live feeds on Sunday to help reward a houseguest through an interactive buzzworthy challenge. Well, today's the day - the houseguests know you're watching and they've been tasked to keep you entertained all day long! Starting at 11am ET  until 11pm ET you can help reward the most entertaining houseguest via your favourite social network. Learn how to build the buzz below: FACEBOOK The houseguests will be taking photos just for you! If you see a photo you love, LIKE  or SHARE it to reward the houseguest with a buzzworthy point. Share the photo more than once and the houseguest will get a bonus point for every additional share. TWITTER Every time you see something you like on the live feeds use the hashtag for the houseguest that you feel was the most buzzworthy. Place #BBCAN before the name of the person you want to reward, for example #BBCANPAUL and that houseguest will get one buzzworthy point everytime their personal hashtag is used. Keep an eye out for the houseguests buzzworthy photos on Twitter too.  Anytime anyone FAVOURITES or RETWEETS a buzzworthy photo it will count as one buzz worthy point. INSTAGRAM Things get even more entertaining when the houseguests share instavids. LIKE a video and reward the houseguest with a buzzworthy point. Use the houseguest specific hashtag and that too will count as one buzzworthy point. With so many ways to give the houseguests points play along to help one lucky houseguest win a special reward. Then tune in on Wednesday March 19th at 9pm ET/PT to see who Canada felt was the most Buzzworthy!  

Mar 16

Saturday March 15 Spoilers

Mar 15

One Rises, One Falls

Mar 14

Wednesday Spoilers

Mar 12

Make Your Vote Count!

Calling all Big Brother Canada fans, have you placed your vote yet? With only three days left in the first TWISTOSTM TWIST of the season every click counts. Still not sure how to vote for the #FINALHG? Follow these step-by-step guidelines and watch on Thursday, March 13th at 9pm ET/PT as one of the three secret housguests enters the house to play for the grand prize! Step 1: Visit www.bigbrothercanada.ca/twistostwist Step 2: Click directly on the photo of the person you wish to vote for. Step 3: If you are not registered, confirm your vote by typing in the keywords you see on your confirmation screen. Step 3B: If you are registered, simply click submit to make your vote count! Remember, if you are registered your vote can count for up to 100x more than an unregistered user - meaning you'll have more power and influence! Step 4: Once you have submitted your vote you will see a confirmation screen letting you know your vote has been counted. Click on the X to close the vote confirmation screen and keep browsing BigBrotherCanada.ca to earn more points you can use throughout the season. Step 5: Watch Slice on Thursday, March 13th at 9pm ET/PT to see who Canada votes into the Big Brother Canada house! Don't forget, you can only vote once per day so make sure you vote for your favourite the first time around because you won't be able to vote for someone else until the next day. Not sure who to vote for? Check out the secret houseguest bios, plea videos and watch them on the live feed. Happy voting!

Mar 10

Monday Spoilers

Mar 10

Saturday Spoilers

Mar 08

One Down…

Mar 07

Eviction Day Spoilers

Mar 06

Who Is #FINALHG?

We promised you more power and influence on the house than ever before and we're ready to deliver with the first ever TWISTOSTM TWIST! 14 people were sent into the Big Brother Canada house, but they didn't know that 3 more people were following close behind. Canada, now's your chance to vote for the #FINALHG. Over the course of a week, three secret houseguests will be confined to a single secret room, soundproof, room within the house. They will eat and sleep in that one room as they await the results of Canada's first vote. Choose wisely, because only one will be sent in to compete for the grand prize! Will it be Nate Sandri, Allison White or Scott Bosse? Canada, you get to choose. Read their bios of make your vote directly on the homepage. Voting reopens every night at 12am ET and closes on Thursday, March 13th. You can only vote once per day, so make your vote count for even more by registering for an account and interacting with the website. The more points you earn, the more power your have. Watch the secret houseguests enter their secret room tonight at 9pm ET/PT then stick around for the premiere of the Big Brother Canada Side Show at 10pm ET! Once the secret houseguests are in be sure to check them out on the live feeds. You'll be able to watch the single secret room all week long as the houseguests await the results of Canada's vote. It's going to be an exciting season full of twists and secrets, make sure you catch them all Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays at 9pm ET/PT exclusively on Slice!

Mar 06

Big Brother Returns

Mar 06

Arisa Cox Tells All!

Mar 05

Can't Get Tickets?

Join the rush line! The saying goes 'one person's loss is another person's treasure' and what's more treasured than being in the audience for a Big Brother Canada eviction? When tickets go unclaimed or seats are unfilled for our studio audience, we release tickets to our rush line on a first come, first serve basis. Superfans know the Rush Line gives you the best chance to be a part of the studio audience without previously securing tickets. Thinking of joining the Rush Line? Get the details below: WHO: Anyone can join the Rush Line! Please note that all audience members must be 11 years of age or older. If you are between the ages of 11-16 years old please be sure to bring an adult with you or you may risk your chances of making the cut! WHERE: The Rush Line is located at the Big Brother Canada studio. Showline Studios, 915 Lakeshore BLVD East, Toronto, Ontario, M4M 3L5. The entrance to the Rush Line will be clearly marked. WHEN: The Rush Line will be in effect each Thursday for our Live eviction show. The Rush Line will open at 2:00pm. Please do not arrive before 2:00pm as we may be unable to respect the first come, first serve rule to those who arrive before the scheduled time. HOW: Once the box office has closed and all audience members are seated, we will fill empty seats with Rush Line guests until all studio audience seats have been filled. While all efforts will be made in order for you to sit with the guests you are attending with, we can not guarantee that available seats will be side-by-side. Attending the Rush Line does not guarantee you entrance to our Live Studio audience. While all efforts will be made to ensure our Rush Line attendees gain entrance to the studio audience, the number of admitted guests will be directly related to the number of empty seats before the show. All shows are sold out in advance.

Mar 05

Big Brother's Best Twists

For the past 15 years Big Brother has consistently come up with ways to treat audiences and test houseguests. Take a look back at some of the most unforgettable Big Brother twists from around the world. 1. Big Brother UK: The evil touch - Test Over the course of 71 days during season five a controversial cast was tortured by an "evil" Big Brother. They were deprived of their personal belongings, hot water and numerous household staples. Things got even more twisted when the houseguests learned the grand prize had increased to £ 100,000 but would dwindle based on how the houseguests performed week to week. In the end Nadia Almada took home the £63,500 winnings. 2. Big Brother Denmark: The Battle In it's third season Big Brother Denmark separated the house into two sections leaving the houseguests to fight over who would get to spend time in the luxury space and who would be confined to the underprivileged space. This twist became so popular it's been used in numerous variations ever since - including  the North American Have/Have Not spin. 3. Big Brother Brazil: Bubble Season nine of the Brazilian edition a glass house was built in the middle of a popular shopping mall where fans could get an up close look at four potential houseguests. Unsuspecting houseguests were shocked when they discovered a glass bubble with two strangers was added to their garden. Ultimately fans got to choose if the bubble guests were both allowed into the real house to play for the grand prize. 4. Big Brother Bulgaria: All-female cast? To kick off their fourth season, Big Brother Bulgaria played a twist on fans and houseguests alike by separating the house into two camps and premiering in one house with just 10 female houseguests followed by 10 male houeguests in the second house four days later.  Not twisted enough for you? Production upped it one more notch by "evicting" one male and one female from their respective houses but instead of sending them home they ended up trading spaces. 5. Big Brother US: Project DNA Back in season five, a set of twins fooled the entire house into thinking they were just one player. After five weeks of constantly swapping places Adria Klein and Natalie Carroll were given the chance to play for the grand prize as individuals. What twists are in store for Big Brother Canada season two? Tune in to the season premiere tonight, March 5th, at 9pm ET/PT to find out!

Mar 05

Building The Big Brother Canada House

Season two brings superfans quirky new houseguests and sleek new house. But have you ever wondered what it takes to build the Big Brother Canada house? For starters, you need a dedicated crew, an experienced designer and sponsor who's willing to help you out with some furniture. If you were impressed by the photos, you'll be even more impressed by the numbers! 200,000:     feet of cable fed throughout the house. 59,456:     feet of spruce lumber used to build the structure. 11,000:     combined feet of LVL structural beams holding up the house. 1,875:     sheets of ½" drywall installed. 821:     sheets of ¾" plywood used in construction. 85:     cameras tracking the houseguests. 60:      microphones eavesdropping inside the house. 24:     wireless microphones during production of the show. Watch it all come together during the season premiere Wednesday, March 5th at 9pm ET/PT on Slice!

Mar 01

Making Big Moves

Watch The Episode Jemmett's tug of war over Gary Levy and Talla Rejaei has ended. Talla became the latest member of the Big Brother Canada jury and will help decide the winner on tonight's season finale. "I am upset. I am disappointed. I am sad. I was so close," a tearful Talla told host Arisa Cox on the Couch of Shame. Talla confessed that even though she felt betrayed, she wouldn't hold a grudge. She forgives Emmett Blois for voting her out and deciding to take Gary to the final three. If she was in his shoes, she would have made the same move. "I am so pumped about it. Final three," said Gary celebrating in the Diary Room. Winning the Power of Veto competition, Emmett warned Talla that he would be sending her to the jury house over Gary. "I have to vote to evict Talla because if it came down to it, she would take Jill over me whereas I think Gary would take me over Jill," he concluded. Jillian MacLaughlin, Emmett's alliance partner and showmance in the house, was never told about his deal with Talla but her revelation about Emmett playing his own game the entire time may be too little, too late. "Slowly, I am starting to realize Emmett is in this for himself," she told the Diary Room. "I am going to have to rethink my game at this point." Although caught in the lie, Emmett feels that not being honest about his entire strategy was just part of playing the Big Brother game. "You cannot get out of this game without telling a few lies," he said. Who will win the first season of Big Brother Canada? Find out on the two-hour Big Brother Canada finale at 9pm tonight, exclusively on Slice. Watch The Episode John Powell is a freelance reality show reporter, who has been covering Survivor and Big Brother since their inception for GlobalTV.com. A veteran news and entertainment journalist for more than 14 years, John's work has been published by many prominent newspapers, magazines and websites.

May 02

A Merry Milkmance

Watch The Episode It has come down to this. Whoever wins the Power of Veto will decide Big Brother Canada'sfinal three. "To guarantee my safety either Jill or myself have to win POV," said Emmett Blois of the upcoming competition. Viewers will see the crucial Power of Veto challenge play out on Wednesday's episode. As it stands, Emmett's showmance, Jillian MacLaughlin, is this week's Head of Household and as expected has nominated Gary 'Glitter' Levy and Talla Rejaei for eviction. Viewing himself as the least desirable to take to the final three because he has been such a huge physical and mental threat in the game, Emmett sees the PoV as his lifeline. "If they vote to evict me, I will not be shocked. Actually, they should have gotten rid of me a long time ago. To keep me in the game this long is not good for anyone's game," surmised Emmett in the Diary Room. "I want to sit up there with the elite, the best of the best. As a competitive person, winning is everything." As fearful of seeing Emmett walk out the door as he is, Jillian will be fighting alongside him to make sure one of them wins the POV. "Ultimately, I want to be standing next to Emmett in the final two because he is the most deserving, next to myself," she said. With no showmances, close friendships or alliances to inspire them, Gary and Talla are using more personal reasons to inspire them in the final phase of the game. "Growing up, I never saw anyone like me on TV. I am really happy that I somehow found that self-confidence and I am here to stand strong and be happy. To show anyone out there who sees a little bit of themselves in me, to be proud of who you are," explained an emotional Gary. For Talla, it is her mother who motivates her to be the best she can be. Escaping war-torn Iran, Talla's mother brought her children to Canada so they could have a better life free from violence and abuse. "My motivation for winning the grand prize is my mom. She is the greatest mom ever," said Talla proudly. Who will win the Power of Veto? Find out on Big Brother Canada at 9pm Wednesday, exclusively on Slice. Watch The Episode John Powell is a freelance reality show reporter, who has been covering Survivor and Big Brother since their inception for GlobalTV.com. A veteran news and entertainment journalist for more than 14 years, John's work has been published by many prominent newspapers, magazines and websites.

Apr 29

The Final Four

Watch The Episode Big Brother Canada finally has its final four for. . .  real this time, folks. We promise. Talla Rejaei: the flirty floater, Gary 'Glitter' Levy: the returning rascal and Emmett Blois and Jillian MacLaughlin: the power couple, are this year's finalists. "Hurts the back. Hurts the back," said a betrayed Andrew Monaghan as he was unanimously voted out of the house after his East Coast alliance members guaranteed his safety all week long. Andrew was firm in his belief that Talla should be the one being sent to the jury house but looking ahead to the final vote, Emmett has promised both Talla and Gary that if he wins the final Head of Household Competition, he is taking one of them and not Jillian to the jury vote. Emmett believes he can win the jury vote and the game based on the facts that Talla has floated her way through the game and hasn't won a single competition and that Gary was given a second chance to play the game. Still stinging from the unexpected betrayal, Andrew put the blame for his eviction squarely on the shoulders of Emmett. "I really trusted Jillian a lot but I think she just did that because she knew Emmett was going to stab me in the back," he said. In the house, Andrew had voiced his displeasure about the returning juror twist. He felt the twist which brought Gary back into the game had nullified his Head of Household reign. Outside on the Couch of Shame, nothing changed. "I got twisted up and I shouldn't be sitting here," he told host Arisa Cox of the twist. In this week's Head of Household challenge, Gary, Jillian and Talla had to give true or false answers about nine pictures they saw. If they guessed incorrectly, they were dunked in a tank of water. Who will be the new Head of Household? Find out on Big Brother Canada at 9pm Sunday, exclusively on Slice. Watch The Episode John Powell is a freelance reality show reporter, who has been covering Survivor and Big Brother since their inception for GlobalTV.com. A veteran news and entertainment journalist for more than 14 years, John's work has been published by many prominent newspapers, magazines and websites.

Apr 26

Eyes on the Prize

Watch The Episode With the finale just a week away, the pressure is building in the Big Brother house. As the East Coast alliance begins to turn on each other, everyone has the end game in sight. Perpetually pissed off Andrew Monaghan isn't feeling love or loyalty from his alliance as he sits on the nomination block. "I am pissed off at Emmett. I don't want to be a pawn. That's Talla's role as a floater. Thanks for that, Emmett," he told the Diary Room. "Pawn. Target. Threat. You still don't like it. You still get pissed off." Keeping his showmance with Jillian MacLaughlin strong, working a secret deal with returning player Gary Levy and keeping both Talla Rejaei and Andrew feeling comfortable is taking its toll on Head of Household Emmett Blois. Juggling so many alliances has the dairy farmer constantly looking over his shoulder. "I am really connected to everyone in this house. I am the only one without any enemies and I need to keep it that way," he said. Part of Emmett's strategy this week was to stay close to Gary and Andrew in case either one of them wins the Power of Veto. Hosting the Punishment or Prize Power of Veto competition this week was a familiar face to Big Brother fans: season 10 winner Dan Gheesling. Dan not only hosted the competition but got to stay overnight in the house and share his knowledge with anyone willing to listen. By accepting the most punishments and therefore winning the most points, Gary secured the Power of Veto. Gary agreed to be a Have Not for the rest of the season, wear a prison suit for the rest of the week, stay awake for 24 hours and not shower for the rest of the week. Talla agreed to cut up the clothes she was wearing. Jillian accepted the role as bathroom attendant and Andrew agreed to receive a Mohawk haircut. The prize winners were Talla getting a slop pass for the rest of the season and Emmett winning $1000. At the Veto ceremony, Gary took himself off the block forcing Emmett to select another nominee. With only Jillian and Talla to choose from, he naturally picked Talla. "There is only one week left, I have kept up my end of the bargain and now it is time to start playing for myself," said Emmett after the ceremony was concluded. Who will be evicted from the Big Brother house and who will win the final Head of Household of the season? Find out on Big Brother Canada at 10pm Thursday, exclusively on Slice. Watch The Episode John Powell is a freelance reality show reporter, who has been covering Survivor and Big Brother since their inception for GlobalTV.com. A veteran news and entertainment journalist for more than 14 years, John's work has been published by many prominent newspapers, magazines and websites.

Apr 25

Trouble on the East Coast

Watch The Episode All that glitters is not gold for Gary. Voted back into the Big Brother house by viewers across Canada, Gary Levy has gotten a mixed reaction since re-joining the game. "I am the only person in the house who feels this is a good thing right now," said this week's Head of Household, Emmett Blois. Blois, the winner of a puzzle challenge, feels Gary can be valuable especially when facing the jury. Emmett is confident none of them would vote for Gary, a returning player, to win. On the other hand, a bitter Andrew Monaghan thinks his Head of Household reign was a complete waste of time as his target is back. "This is a big twist. We are down to final four and boom! Final 4.5, I guess," a sour Andrew told Big Brother. "I gotta be honest. I really do like you Gary as a person but as a player, I want you out." Jillian MacLaughlin, Emmett's main squeeze couldn't agree more. "I see him as a huge disruption in this house. I would prefer if he went back out. I would feel much safer," she stated. Playing as the "ultimate wild card," Gary insisted he will not go home without a fight. "I am going to play like there is no tomorrow. I am going to say what I want to say, do what I want to do. I want to win Big Brother Canada." Emmett's admission that he didn't trust Andrew not to use the Power of Veto on Talla Rejaei shattered Andrew's confidence in the East Coast Alliance. When Emmett warned Andrew he would be going up on the block, a furious Andrew ripped into Emmett calling him a "prick." "I feel like I have to remind Emmett we are in the East Coast Alliance," exclaimed a confused Andrew upon hearing the news. At the Power of Veto ceremony, Emmett was true to his word and nominated both Andrew and Gary. "You are a huge competitor and the only person who stands in the way of me winning the game," Emmett told Andrew. Who will win the Power of Veto? Find out on Big Brother Canada at 9 pm Wednesday, exclusively on Slice. Watch The Episode John Powell is a freelance reality show reporter, who has been covering Survivor and Big Brother since their inception for GlobalTV.com. A veteran news and entertainment journalist for more than 14 years, John's work has been published by many prominent newspapers, magazines and websites.

Apr 22

The Final Five

Watch The Episode Big Brother has its final four. Make that, final five. Just as Peter Brown was voted out, a juror was voted back in during a whirlwind night in the Big Brother house. "One of you is about to get a second chance," announced host Arisa Cox as she revealed the twist to jurors Topaz Brady, Alec Beall, Gary Levy and AJ Burman. After coming out on top with 39.18% of the public vote, Gary 'Glitter' Levy won a chance to return to the house and begin playing the game once again. In the final tally, Alec received 34.96% of the vote, AJ 21.18% and Topaz a lowly 4.68%.  "I'm back! Canada voted me back in! I am back in the house," Gary shouted as he surprised the houseguests with his entrance. Minutes earlier, Peter Brown, the surviving member of The Shield Alliance, was unanimously voted out to become the next member of the jury. "I believe in me. I believe in The Shield. I guess this is when I was supposed to go," said Peter accepting his loss on the Couch of Shame. Peter didn't think much of his former fellow houseguests, except for Emmett Blois who he believes is playing the best game out of everyone. "It is hard playing with idiots. I like Emmett a lot. He understands the game. I hope he wins. The rest of them are largely useless," he said. "Talla doesn't know what game she is playing, unfortunately. Andrew is lucky to be there. Jillian thinks winning HoHs means, she wins. That is not true at all. She also doesn't have a clue as to what she is doing." Peter was critical of his own strategy as well and doesn't blame Alec for the failures of their alliance. "I would have to suggest that every move I made was incorrect because I am here," he said. In this week's HoH competition, the houseguests had to build a puzzle shaped like the Big Brother house. Who will be the next HoH and who will they nominate for eviction? Find out on Big Brother Canada at 9 pm Sunday, exclusively on Slice. Watch The Episode John Powell is a freelance reality show reporter, who has been covering Survivor and Big Brother since their inception for GlobalTV.com. A veteran news and entertainment journalist for more than 14 years, John's work has been published by many prominent newspapers, magazines and websites.

Apr 19

Lies and Loyalty

Watch The Episode It is no longer smooth sailing for the East Coast Alliance. With the end game in sight, the schemers are already starting to turn on one another. Andrew Monaghan has not taken kindly to being nominated by this week's Head of Household, Jillian MacLaughlin. "I am very annoyed to be put on the block as a pawn. It is a wimpy move," he said. "We all know in this game sometimes the pawns go home. I just need to get myself off the block somehow." What Andrew doesn't know is that Jillian and her showmance Emmett Blois sacrificed him so that Jillian would not be forced to put Emmett on the block. At the end of the multistage Power of Veto Challenge, it was Andrew wearing the necklace, pocketing a $10,000 shopping spree to The Brick and Emmett being disqualified for a third time this season. This time, he broke the rules by advising Jillian on how to complete one of the tasks. When Andrew didn't side with an angry Emmett, he accused him of being disloyal. "It just really shows that he doesn't really have my back. He really doesn't want me in this game anymore," said Emmett of Andrew. "Rules are rules. He clearly broke them. Suck it up. Be a man. Deal with it," was Andrew's response. What Emmett doesn't know is Andrew tried to strike a final two deal with Jillian. Jillian did agree to the proposal but admitted in the Diary Room she was lying, yet again. "Jillian's hand goes out. A deal is made. Once again, I am lying," she confessed. At the Power of Veto meeting, Andrew wisely took himself off the block and Jillian nominated Talla Rejaei in his place. Who will be the next Big Brother juror? Will it be Peter or Talla and which current jury member will return to the game? Find out on Big Brother Canada at 10 pm Thursday, exclusively on Slice. Watch The Episode  John Powell is a freelance reality show reporter, who has been covering Survivor and Big Brother since their inception for GlobalTV.com. A veteran news and entertainment journalist for more than 14 years, John's work has been published by many prominent newspapers, magazines and websites.

Apr 17

The East Coast Cracks

Watch The Episode Despite being in total control of the game, cracks are showing in the East Coast Alliance. Third wheels Andrew Monaghan and Talla Rejaei have begun to voice their displeasure with the moves made by power couple Emmett Blois and Jillian MacLaughlin. Placed on the block by Emmett during the Double Eviction last week has caused Talla to question his motives and her place in the alliance. "I am upset with Emmett because he shouldn't have put me up first," said Talla. "Now it makes me wonder and I am not going to keep that in." Emmett tried to smooth things over but doesn't believe she was in any danger and there is no reason for her to be so bent out of shape. She was only on the block for ten minutes. "No matter what Emmett says he could have put up Peter and Topaz," said Talla. "I am ready to drop my gloves. I have wanted Emmett out for a while now." In speaking to Jillian, even Andrew was surprised by the move. "He is going to lose her trust. Obviously he doesn't care about her," he said. "What Emmett had done could have messed up our alliance. It makes me nervous. Maybe he wants to work with Peter," Andrew complained. "During his short HoH stint he has alienated half his alliance. He put Talla on the block when he shouldn't have and he pissed me off too." In the HoH competition, it was Jillian who once again came out on top solidifying perhaps the final eviction for the East Coast Alliance in Peter Brown. As Jillian pondered who to put up as a pawn, both Talla and Andrew tried to sway her decision towards the other. "If I get put up on the block, I am done with my alliance," Talla warned. In his defence, Andrew argued that Talla should "understand her role in the game." She has floated all the way to the end and is the alliance's weakest link. After the dust had settled, it was Peter who convinced Emmett to intervene. Reminding him that if Peter and Talla are on the block and Andrew wins, he could take Talla down forcing Jillian to nominate Emmett. "I was like, okay. That cannot happen. That cannot happen," said a worried Emmett. At the Nomination Ceremony, Jillian put Andrew and Peter up. Her reason for not nominating Talla? She is "too cute." "I guess I am just chopped liver," a disgruntled Andrew told the Diary Room. Who will win the Power of Veto and will they use it to save either Peter or Andrew? Find out onBig Brother Canada at 9pm Wednesday, exclusively on Slice and don't forget to vote for which jury member you want to return to the game. Watch The Episode John Powell is a freelance reality show reporter, who has been covering Survivor and Big Brother since their inception for GlobalTV.com. A veteran news and entertainment journalist for more than 14 years, John's work has been published by many prominent newspapers, magazines and websites.

Apr 15

Double Trouble

Watch The Episode Another double eviction twist has sent another Big Brother showmance packing. On again, off again couple Topaz Brady and Alec Beall are the latest additions to the jury house. "Why aren't you booing me? I am horrible," joked Alec to the live audience following his eviction. Falling on his own sword and accepting the blame for his unstable gameplay, Alec told host Arisa Cox the beginning of his demise was not trusting Topaz and voting out AJ Burman instead of Andrew Monaghan. "I am here because of my own actions. I should have trusted Topaz and should not have turned my back on her at that point. I am sorry," he said. When questioned about his controversial decision to throw the Power of Veto competition to his Shield Alliance partner Peter Brown, Alec said he felt responsible for what had happened to The Shield and wanted to help Peter rescue himself. Whether he will continue his rocky relationship with Topaz, Alec wasn't sure. "A lot of it was real. Some of it was game. I kinda regret not trusting her obviously. She is a great girl," he said of Topaz. In the HOH competition, it was Emmett Blois following in the footsteps of his showmance Jillian MacLaughlin. Put on the spot by Arisa, Emmett nominated Topaz and Talla Rejaei for eviction. In Topaz's case, Emmett viewed her as a definite challenge threat. As for Talla, Emmett was blunt about his reasoning. "She just annoys me," he said. For the second time this week, Peter put the Power of Veto around his neck after winning the You Got Mail challenge. Peter did not use the power to save either nominee and Topaz left the house minutes later. "I am out in the real world. Thank god," said the relieved dental hygienist and student as she sat on the Couch of Shame. Feeling betrayed by Jillian, Topaz blamed her eviction on her shaky alliance with The Shield. "I knew I had a faulty alliance. Deep down I knew Alec was playing a different game. It was my time to go," said Topaz regretting the fact that she gave the Head of Household title to Jillian when she shouldn't have. Before wrapping up, the houseguests began a new HOH challenge, and Arisa announced the next PowerShift. Canada has the opportunity to bring one jury member back into the game. Who will become the new HOH and who will they nominate for eviction? Who will make a miraculous return to the house? Find out on Big Brother Canada at 9pm Sunday, exclusively on Slice. Watch The Episode John Powell is a freelance reality show reporter, who has been covering Survivor and Big Brother since their inception for GlobalTV.com. A veteran news and entertainment journalist for more than 14 years, John's work has been published by many prominent newspapers, magazines and websites.

Apr 12

Peter and the POV

Watch The Episode In the civil war that has engulfed the Big Brother Canada house, no cease fire appears to be coming any time soon "There has been a line drawn in the sand. The house is now at war," said Emmett Blois of the East Coast Alliance. For the first time and perhaps the last time ever, both members of The Shield were nominated for eviction a move which stunned Topaz Brady. Topaz threw the Head of Household Challenge to Jillian MacLaughlin to guarantee her and Alec Beall's safety this week. In Topaz's mind, Jillian has not lived up to her part of the bargain. "Jillian clearly doesn't give a damn about her word," said a betrayed Topaz in the Diary Room. Jillian has made it clear Alec not Peter Brown is her intended target, simply because she cannot trust him as a member of the opposing alliance. "I feel terrible about breaking my deal but I would never have stepped off the iceberg... ever. You cannot trust anyone. We are playing a game," said an unrepentant Jillian. "Take Alec out of the equation and they will scatter," Emmett predicted. Alec has sworn to go after Jillian and Emmett if he survives the double eviction. If he does so, he will have to count on his negotiation skills alone as he, in a stunning move, purposely threw the Power of Veto competition, allowing Peter to win. "I felt it would be easier to let Peter take himself off the block so I could make my moves. This day, I will either look back upon as a great move or a terrible move." As a result, Peter saved himself and Jillian nominated Topaz in his place. "I was hoping you would play this game with a little bit of dignity and keep your promise to me," said Topaz upon learning of Jillian's decision. "You are playing a dirty game." Who will be evicted? Topaz or Alec? And who will be the victim of a double eviction twist? Find out on Big Brother Canada at 10pm Thursday, exclusively on Slice. Watch The Episode John Powell is a freelance reality show reporter, who has been covering Survivor and Big Brother since their inception for GlobalTV.com. A veteran news and entertainment journalist for more than 14 years, John's work has been published by many prominent newspapers, magazines and websites.

Apr 11

Actions Speak Louder Than Words

Watch The Episode The East Coast Alliance has drawn first blood in the Big Brother Canada civil war. After an endurance competition lasting more than three hours, Jillian MacLaughlin, the 27-year-old teacher from Nova Scotia, won this week's crucial Head of Household competition putting the East Coast alliance in firm control of the game. Jillian was victorious after cutting a deal with Topaz Brady, the 27-year-old dental hygienist from Scarborough. "So, me and Emmett are safe and you and Alec are safe. Let's do that, 150 percent," negotiated Jillian as they continued to remain strong in the challenge. "I will not change my mind." "I am stepping down because of what we just talked about. Stay true to your word," Topaz responded handing over the win to Jillian. While Jillian fought with her conscience about possibly breaking her promise to Topaz, her showmance Emmett Blois had no qualms about backstabbing Topaz and Alec. "I think when you get down and give up, you are a loser and the winner gets to choose who they want to put up," he said. "I am freaking out about the deal I made with Topaz and Alec," Jillian fretted to Emmett in the HoH room. "This is the best move. Topaz is gonna be pissed but she is not HOH and she is not making the calls," replied an insistent Emmett. At the nomination ceremony, Jillian did go back on her word and nominated both members of The Shield: Peter Brown and Alec. "We all know actions speak louder than words and I don't feel your actions reflect what you are telling me," Jillian explained to Alec. "Peter, as Alec's closest ally, I need you to use the Power of Veto on yourself," instructed Jillian making it clear to everyone she wants Alec to go home this week. "I remember once upon a time when Liza was the target, Topaz was the target, so you can never be totally sure around here what's going on," said a skeptical Peter. An angry Topaz didn't mince her words in the Diary Room. "Jillian, your word is bulls---. You promised me so much." Who will win the Power of Veto and will they use it to save either Peter or Alec? Find out on Big Brother Canada at 9pm Wednesday, exclusively on Slice. Watch The Episode John Powell is a freelance reality show reporter, who has been covering Survivor and Big Brother since their inception for GlobalTV.com. A veteran news and entertainment journalist for more than 14 years, John's work has been published by many prominent newspapers, magazines and websites.

Apr 08

Goodbye Glitter?

Watch The Episode The Big Brother house has lost its glitter. Gary Levy, the bartender and fashion stylist assistant from Toronto, has become the second member of the jury. Although he was voted out unanimously by floater Talla Rejaei and both the East and West Coast alliances, Gary was content and not bitter as he took a seat on the Couch of Shame. "It makes sense. I am a really strong player. I am really social. It was a smart move for the game," he said to host Arisa Cox. One of the most popular and lively players this season, Gary treasured his time in the house. He felt free not having to worry about any "naysayers" as he does in the outside world. Still, the vote did surprise him. "I didn't see it coming. It was gameplay so I am not mad. I am going to jury," he said. Although they are warring for control of the game, the East and West Coast alliance did put aside their differences to oust Gary, but behind the scenes both sides are vying for Talla's support. Representing the East Coast, Andrew Monaghan sat down Talla in the Head of Household room and massaged her ego as best that he could. "You are a power player in waiting," he said attempting to pull Talla into the alliance with himself, Emmett Blois and Jillian MacLaughlin. Having brought Topaz Brady back into the fold, The Shield (East Coast Alliance) also did their best to persuade Talla by promising her total loyalty and support. "Here is Andrew talking to me. Here is Peter talking to me. I feel like I am being pulled in two directions. It is very frustrating for me," grumbled Talla in the Diary Room. Based on her track record, Talla might join whichever side wins HoH this week. Hanging on for dear life in the Iceberg Alley endurance challenge, whomever comes out on top may bringing about a crucial turning point in the game. Who will become the new HoH and who will they nominate for eviction? Find out on Big Brother Canada at 9pm Sunday, exclusively on Slice. Watch The Episode John Powell is a freelance reality show reporter, who has been covering Survivor and Big Brother since their inception for GlobalTV.com. A veteran news and entertainment journalist for more than 14 years, John's work has been published by many prominent newspapers, magazines and websites.

Apr 05

East Coast Versus West Coast

Watch The Episode It is shaping up to be an East Coast versus West Coast showdown in the Big Brother house. As the newly-formed East Coast Alliance (Emmett Blois, Jillian MacLaughlin and Andrew Monaghan) prepares to possibly square off against the West Coast Shield Alliance (Peter Brown and Alec Beall), floaters Gary Levy, Talla Rejaei and Topaz Brady are all caught in the middle. "I think it would be huge, really huge, if we could pull off this thing properly. East Coast all the way," said Nova Scotian dairy farmer, Emmett. Looking at the floaters for support, Andrew would like to reach out to Talla and bring her into the alliance so they can solidly control the votes in the house. "For us to be strong, we have to bring aboard some mountain power. She would make us as strong as the Rockies," he said. Knowing she could play a vital role in any house civil war, Talla is finally making some moves. Peter has offered her safety if she aligns with The Shield. "Trust me. I am looking out for your best interests going forward," Peter promised her. The Shield finds themselves short a showmance as Alec and Topaz are no longer an item or in an alliance. "My strategy is to distance myself from Topaz, to let everyone know our showmance is over. My targets are Gary and Topaz. I will not be comfortable until they are both gone," said Alec in the Diary Room. "She stands between me and the $100,000 and the title of Big Brother Canada champion." On the block with her good friend Gary, Topaz is hoping to somehow survive tonight's vote. "Here I am on the block and out of a showmance," said Topaz. "Now that Alec and I are over, Gary is the only one I can confide in." Gary, who has offered Topaz a shoulder to cry on, feels for his bestie. "Alec betrayed her. Andrew wants her head. She went from the very top to the very bottom in a matter of minutes." What Topaz and Gary don't know is that Head of Household Andrew has made it clear to everyone he wants to send Gary to the jury house. Having won this week's Power of Veto competition and electing not to save either of his nominations, Andrew believes he has sealed Gary's fate. Who will become the second member of the Big Brother jury? Will it be Topaz or Gary? Watch Big Brother Canada at 10pm Thursday, exclusively on Slice. Watch The Episode John Powell is a freelance reality show reporter, who has been covering Big Brother and Survivor since their inception for GlobalTV.com. A veteran news and entertainment journalist for more than 14 years, John's work has been published by many prominent newspapers, magazines and websites.

Apr 04

Another Shattered Showmance

Watch The Episode Another devious twist by Big Brother has shattered yet another showmance. "I have news for you. Tonight, we have another major twist. Starting right now, you have just five minutes to choose who you want to nominate for eviction," host Arisa Cox told the current Head of Household, Topaz Brady, dropping yet another bomb on the house. A flustered Topaz spent the entire five minutes vocalizing her strategy as unbeknownst to her, the rest of the houseguests watched from the front room. She finally nominated AJ Burman and Andrew Monaghan. "Now, tell us why you choose them both," asked Arisa. "I don't have strong ties with Andrew. AJ is more of a pawn," said Topaz as everyone listened on. "If Andrew gets off the block, I will backdoor somebody." As for being a pawn once again, AJ played it cool. "I am getting pretty used to it by now," he awkwardly joked to Arisa. "I do know what she is thinking but not a good place to be in." Andrew knew he would be seen as a threat sooner or later and was not surprised at all that Topaz targeted him. "I have some bad news. Not only is tonight an instant nomination ceremony but also an instant eviction," announced Arisa successfully hitting the houseguests with a one-two combination punch. After all the votes were tallied, Topaz's plan failed and AJ became the first member of the Big Brother Canada jury. Only Gary Levy and Talla Rejaei voted for AJ to stay. "What am I doing here?" said a bewildered AJ as he took his place on the Couch of Shame. "There is no reason to get upset. It is a game," he continued. "It was a tough choice for Topaz. She wasted her HoH." Feeling he got the wrong end of the stick on this twist, AJ rubbed his hands gleefully together when Arisa told him "the competition is about to get deadly." "Cool. Now that I am out, you can do whatever you want," he joked. Feeling betrayed by her showmance Alec Beall, Topaz confronted him over the vote. His attempt to smooth things over did not go well. Topaz didn't buy any of the reasons offered. "As of right now, my head is in the game and not my heart," she told Big Brother in the Diary Room. "There will be no more cuddles." Alec also admitted in the Diary Room he didn't expect the showmance to last. "Andrew being here takes some of the heat off of me and helps me advance. It wasn't my intention to piss Topaz off. I knew that this showmance would eventually end," he said concluding that Topaz had "outlived her usefulness." Peter Brown, Alec's partner in The Shield Alliance, had a different perspective on what had happened. "If it were me up there and Arisa told me I had five minutes to come to a decision, I probably would have been able to do it in five seconds and wouldn't run my mouth for five minutes," he explained. At the Diary Room Confession HoH trivia challenge, it was Andrew who won. At the nomination ceremony, he put Topaz and Gary on the block. "Topaz, you targeted me during the instant eviction and it backfired. Because of this, my best friend in the house went home. I must avenge AJ," Andrew said to Topaz. Although he told Gary at the ceremony that he was nominated so he couldn't play Veto and save Topaz, Andrew had a far more devious plan up his sleeve. "You may think I have done this to get Topaz but I have to make a move for me and that's why I am getting you out," said Andrew addressing Gary in the Diary Room. Who will win the Power of Veto and will they use it to save either Gary or Topaz? Watch Big Brother Canada at 9pm on Wednesday, exclusively on Slice. Watch The Episode John Powell is a freelance reality show reporter, who has been covering Big Brother and Survivor since their inception for GlobalTV.com. A veteran news and entertainment journalist for more than 14 years, John's work has been published by many prominent newspapers, magazines and websites.

Apr 01

Suzie on the Block

Watch The Episode Three strikes and she's out. Suzette Amaya, the 36-year-old support worker from British Columbia, has finally been voted out of the Big Brother house after being on the block three times. The only person who voted to keep Suzette was her biggest supporter in the house: Gary Levy. "I am Suzie on the block," joked Suzette to host Arisa Cox on the Couch of Shame. "With all the showmances and bromances, I kinda gave up." A fan of the Big Brother series, Suzette agreed living in the controlled Big Brother environment and playing such a cut-throat game is a lot harder than it looks on television. "My age and being a mom and everything was so completely different," said Suzette explaining why she had trouble forming alliances or bonds with the otherhouseguests. In the Before and After trivia challenge it was Topaz Brady who won the coveted Head of Household position. The victory couldn't have come at a better time for the 27-year-old dental hygienist from Scarborough as her showmance with Alec Beall seems to be crumbling. Angry that his HOH music was taken away when Topaz flipped off Big Brother and refused to acknowledge an alarm, Alec was disappointed when she didn't even attempt an apology. "She just went on to blame Big Brother and she didn't even care," Alec told Emmett Blois. "In the beginning, I did think she was a different person. I cannot wait to get her out." While Alec confided in Emmett, Topaz was plotting with Gary. "I really like Alec. We definitely have a connection but it's a game," she said. Topaz's nominations for eviction will air on Sunday's episode of Big Brother only on Slice. Watch The Episode John Powell is a freelance reality show reporter, who has been covering Big Brother and Survivor since their inception for GlobalTV.com. A veteran news and entertainment journalist for more than 14 years, John's work has been published by many prominent newspapers, magazines and websites.

Mar 29

Can Suzette Survive?

Watch The Episode For the Big Brother house, the third time might just be the charm. With Tom Plant gone, nominated houseguest Suzette Amaya, the 36-year-old support worker from British Columbia, has taken his place as the most annoying player in the game; despite this being her third time on the block. Playing the victim, constantly reminding everyone that she's playing for her family and that her loved ones really need the prize money has irritated the entire house. "Stop bringing your kids into it. We are all here to play a game," said Topaz Brady in the Diary Room. "You are a great girl but it is time for you to go." Emmett Blois, the 24-year-old dairy farmer from Nova Scotia, agreed. "Certain things annoy people and I think this is a house consensus. I am not a big fan of her gameplay. Every conversation leads into a guilt trip," he said. "I am not here to be a therapist and make people feel better.  I am certainly not here to help someone else win the money." With bestie Gary Levy warning that he could not save her without risking the entire house turning on him too, Suzette went into the Power of Veto competition desperate for a win. It was not to be. Emmett won the Cabin Fever Challenge and did not use the power to save either her or fellow nominee: AJ Burman. "Even with a sore knee you still have fight in here and you are a competitor, however, there are parts of your game that I do not agree with," said Emmett to Suzette at the POV ceremony. "I think you should focus more on the game than making us feel guilty for your circumstances here." Blind to her own behaviour, Suzette lashed out at Emmett in the Diary Room. "My opinion of Emmett is very low right now. I haven't been guilt-tripping anyone." According to The Shield alliance, Suzette must leave this week but for entirely different reasons. She just knows too much. "Suzette has been talking about Peter and me. She claims we are running the house. She has figured us out and needs to go," said Alec Beall. Who will be evicted from the Big Brother house? Will it be Suzette or AJ? Find out at 10pm, Thursday night only on Slice. Watch The Episode John Powell is a freelance reality show reporter, who has been covering Big Brother and Survivor since their inception for GlobalTV.com. A veteran news and entertainment journalist for more than 14 years, John's work has been published by many prominent newspapers, magazines and websites.

Mar 28

The Shield Rises

Watch The Episode The Shield has the Big Brother house covered, for now. With the Quattro Alliance a distant memory and Thomas Plant evicted, Peter Brown and Alec Beall have taken control of the game. "The Shield is and always will be the strongest alliance in this house," said Peter in the Diary Room. "It was formed on Day One and as far as I am concerned, Alec and I are running the show around here." Following a hectic, harrowing double eviction week which saw Tom and Liza Stinton booted, Alec won a special Head of Household competition in which the houseguests had to scour a maze for clues to a four-digit code. Alec not only claimed the HoH title but he also earned $10,000 and a video message from his mother. While shaking Alec's hand for a job well done, Peter was already figuring out a way to stab him in the back. "I am really happy that Alec won the $10,000," said Peter. "I can potentially use this to my advantage deep in the game." Upon hearing from his showmance Topaz Brady that Suzette Amaya was ready to pull the trigger on either Shield member if she were to become HoH, Alec decided to nominate her for eviction. Alec broke the news to Suzette as they sat and chatted alone in the main bedroom. "I am sorry. I really do like you. It is a game decision. It is not a personal decision," said Alec. Although she claimed to be fine with the choice, Suzette broke down once Alec left the room and had to be comforted by Gary. "I have to fight to stay here. I have to do whatever it takes," pledged Suzette. Next on The Shield's hit list was AJ Burman. Once again, he is being used as a pawn. "I am going to have to get blood on my hands eventually but if other people are doing the dirty work, I am okay with that as long as I am still here," was AJ's reaction as everyone promised him safety. As for the third member of the defunct Quattro Alliance - Emmett Blois - he has been shadowed by regret for turning on Tom and not able to really trust Alec and Peter any longer is putting all of his faith in his showmance: Jillian MacLaughlin. "It is time to regroup, restrategize, move on from here and do what is best for me. Right now the only person I trust in this house is Jill. So I am going to try and keep her safe," he said. Who will win the Power of Veto and will they use it to save either AJ or Suzette? To find out, tune in to Wednesday's Big Brother Canada episode at 9pm only on Slice. Watch The Episode John Powell is a freelance reality show reporter, who has been covering Big Brother and Survivor since their inception for GlobalTV.com. A veteran news and entertainment journalist for more than 14 years, John's work has been published by many prominent newspapers, magazines and websites.

Mar 25

A Showmance Bites the Dust

Watch The Episode Big Brother has killed two lovebirds with one stone. On a special double eviction show which squeezed a week of the Big Brother game into one episode, both Thomas Plant, the bartender, firefighter from Alberta and his showmance, Liza Stinton, the tanning salon owner from Toronto, were handed their walking papers in convincing fashion. Tom's bromance mate, Emmett Blois, was the only vote for him to stay confirming that the Quattro Alliance is no more. The Shield sub-alliance of Peter Brown and Alec Beall both delighted in double-teaming Tom out of the house. "I am so shocked," Tom told host Arisa Cox on the Couch of Shame. "It really sucks. I never thought I would go out fourth." Tom considered it "harsh" that everyone lied to him all week, forming new alliances and making future plans with him when they knew full well they were casting their votes to evict. Although he was no longer in the hunt for the grand prize, Tom hoped Liza would battle on. "She is a fighter. She is gonna take this thing," he predicted. Just as he was often in the house though, Tom couldn't have been more wrong. Andrew Monaghan became the new Head of Household when Alec Beall gave him the final answer and threw him the Face Off trivia competition. Andrew nominated Liza and Suzette Amaya. In the Kid in a Candy Store Power of Veto challenge, it was Emmett who was victorious but didn't use the Veto allowing Andrew's nominations to stand. By a unanimous vote, Liza was booted. "Where is Tom? Where is he?" was the first thing Liza asked when she exited the house. Liza admitted that if she had to leave, it was best to follow Tom as she wouldn't have known how to cope without him. If she had to do it all over again, she would have changed her approach to the game. "I played the worst game in Big Brother history. I made so many mistakes," she said regretfully. With the Double Eviction now complete, Big Brother must crown a new Head of Household. To find out who won the position of power and who they will nominate, watch Sunday's Big Brother Canada episode at 9pm only on Slice. Watch The Episode John Powell is a freelance reality show reporter, who has been covering Big Brother and Survivor since their inception for GlobalTV.com. A veteran news and entertainment journalist for more than 14 years, John's work has been published by many prominent newspapers, magazines and websites.

Mar 22

Quattro's Fall From Grace

Watch The Episode "For all intents and purposes, Quattro is dead," declared founding member Peter Brown making the voting bloc's demise official. Unable to tolerate Thomas Plant's arrogant behaviour, emotional gameplay and his showmance with the untrustworthy Liza Stinton, the members of the defunct Quattro Alliance are now working to get him voted out. "The Shield is internally decimating Quattro's lead member because frankly, we don't like him," said Peter bluntly. Working hand-in-hand with current Head of Household Gary Levy, Emmett (Tom's bromance) got him nominated while The Shield (Alec Beall and Peter) are secretly rallying the house against him. "This plan will culminate on eviction night when Tom is blindsided and evicted," said Alec. Although he wanted to take Tom to the final two, Emmett feels Tom pushed him into a corner. He is tired of having to put out his fires and constantly restrain him. "Tom has been a completely emotional player in this game. There is very little strategy in what he does," Emmett surmised. The final straw for Emmett was when Tom continued to defend and support Liza even though she wants both Emmett and Alec to be evicted sooner rather than later. "He is on the dark side now and no matter what I do, I cannot get him back," said a frustrated Emmett. Alec also attempted to appeal to Tom's better judgement but he too finally waved the white flag. "He is being a bit of a baby and I am trying to appeal to the few brain cells he has but it is quite difficult," Alec concluded. Alec won this week's Power of Veto competition and as per the plan with Gary didn't use it to remove Tom or Liza from the nomination block. For his part, Tom was stunned to discover Quattro had a hand in putting him up for eviction and they cannot trust Liza like he does. Feeling betrayed, Tom revealed the Quattro Alliance to Liza, who has since kept the information to herself. Liza has pledged to go after Gary if she remains in the house and wins Head of Household this week. "I don't respect Gary for not keeping his word with Tom," she said. "I think Gary is a liar. He is a dirty player. He needs to leave this house." Who will be evicted: Tom or Liza and who will be the second victim of the shocking Double Eviction twist? Find out on Thursday's Big Brother Canada episode at 10pm only on Slice. Watch The Episode John Powell is a freelance reality show reporter, who has been covering Big Brother and Survivor since their inception for GlobalTV.com. A veteran news and entertainment journalist for more than 14 years, John's work has been published by many prominent newspapers, magazines and websites.

Mar 21

Cheaters Never Prosper

Watch The Episode Cheaters will never prosper in the Big Brother Canada house. Unlike his American counterpart, Big Brother Canada has already proven he will not tolerate rule breaking under any circumstances; no matter if the violations were intentional or not. "Houseguests, four of you were caught breaking the rules in the Bee's Knees Head of Household Competition. Here is the evidence," announced Big Brother gathering all of the houseguests in the living room to show them the video evidence. "Jillian, Talla, Alec and Emmett, you are all guilty, therefore, the results of yesterday's HoH Challenge no longer stands. Emmett, you have lost your position as Head of Household," ruled Big Brother stunning the entire house with his decision. "In an instant, the entire mood of the house shifted," said a shocked Peter Brown. "The house is in total chaos." As per Big Brother's ruling, this week's Head of Household competition was redone with Jillian, Talla, Alec and Emmett unable to compete due to their rule breaking. They were also declared the have-nots for the week. Tom was appointed as the host of the competition since as the outgoing HoH, he cannot compete. "I just want everyone to know at home, it was not a conscious decision. I am not here to cheat," said a dejected Emmett as he removed his belongings from the Head of Household room. "I don't want anything I do not deserve." In a memory challenge, it was Gary Levy who became the new Head of Household resulting in a major power shift. "I feel the glitter power," said a joyful Suzette. "I am so happy because he is my bestie in the house and we have been supporting each other." As he pondered his nominations, Gary promised to "shake things up." "A lot of the people in this house who are different are being picked off, just for being different. Enough of the little people being bullied." Going back on his pact not to nominate Tom, Gary put him on the block but made it known to the house that Liza Stinton was his real target due to her social game. He pledged to save Tom if he won the Power of Veto. Tom was not impressed. "Gary blindsided me. He put me on the block and said he wouldn't," he groused. "As far as Gary is concerned, I am coming after him hard. I am taking him and Topaz out of this game." Tom's own Quattro Alliance mate, Emmett, had no sympathy for his bromance's quandary as he was the one who suggested that Gary put Tom and Liza up. "If Tom had listened to me in the first place, he wouldn't be up there. This was my move," he said in the Diary Room. "I am not trying to pick on the girls but they are pretty dangerous to me. My biggest threats are the girls." Who will Gary nominate for eviction? Find out on Wednesday's Big Brother Canada episode at 9pm only on Slice. Watch The Episode John Powell is a freelance reality show reporter, who has been covering Big Brother and Survivor since their inception for GlobalTV.com. A veteran news and entertainment journalist for more than 14 years, John's work has been published by many prominent newspapers, magazines and websites.

Mar 18

Canada's Power of Veto

Watch The Episode Holding this week's special Power of Veto, faithful Big Brother viewers voted to save Suzette Amaya, the support worker from British Columbia. This, much to the chagrin of the Head of Household: Tom Plant. "Thousands and thousands of Canadians have been voting online," announced host Arisa Cox to the stunned houseguests. "That's right. This week, Canada has a POV." "I am grateful Canada kept me here. I love everyone here. I have no negative feelings towards anyone," said a thankful Suzette when she had time to process the good news. Over the commercial break, Tom huddled with Quattro Alliance mate Emmett Blois in the storage room as he decided on a replacement nominee. "This is by far the s******t thing I have ever had to do in my life and I am probably going to lose one of the great friends doing this but Aneal, sorry bro, I have got to put you up," said a visibly despondent Tom who had been gunning all week to get Suzette out of the game. Nominees AJ Burman and Aneal Ramkissoon were given the chance to make one final plea to stay before the voting began. "The drama never stops, huh, kids," joked AJ. "I just want each and every one of you to know that I have grown to love each and every one of you. Vote with your heart." A flustered Aneal asked everyone to do the same thing: vote with their conscience. "Do what you have to do. I was glad to get to know each one of you guys. This has been an awesome experience," he said. Once the votes were tallied, Aneal was evicted. Jillian MacLaughlin and Liza Stinton were the only votes for him to stay but in reality, they might have been Phantom Votes to once again, stir up trouble in the house. "Did you see THAT coming?" Cox asked a stunned but accepting Aneal on the Couch of Shame. "No, not at all," he responded. "I got double back-doored, I guess you could say." Looking back, Aneal believed being such a huge fan of the series clouded his perspective of the game at times. He was disappointed to be leaving but glad he was able to live out his dream of being on Big Brother. "I made it. Ten thousand people wanted to be here. I am proud of myself." Emmett won the Bee's Knees Head of Household Competition and was hopeful his loved ones were proud of him. "This one is for all my friends and family watching back home. I really wanted to take a big win back home to them," he told Cox. Who will Emmett nominate for eviction? Find out on Sunday's Big Brother Canada episode at 9pm only on Slice. Watch The Episode John Powell is a freelance reality show reporter, who has been covering Big Brother and Survivor since their inception for GlobalTV.com. A veteran news and entertainment journalist for more than 14 years, John's work has been published by many prominent newspapers, magazines and websites.

Mar 15

The Power of Tom

Watch The Episode Thomas Plant has gone from "Tom Terrific" to "Tom the Terrible" in the Big Brother house. As the Calgary bartender and firefighter tightened his grip on the game by winning the Power of Veto, forces continued to align against him. "The safest move for myself, my bro Emmett, The Quattro Alliance, the showmances, the cuddlemances, for everyone's sanity in this house; is to send Suzette out the door," he said reaffirming his vendetta against the Vancouver support worker. Meanwhile, Tom's own Quattro Alliance partners questioned his ability to exercise restraint due to his highly emotional (and some would consider egocentric) Head of Household reign. "Tom is straying away from the plan. He takes things too personally and I wish he didn't," Emmett Blois complained. "He is playing with fire and annoying people he shouldn't." "Tom's power has completely gone to his head," said Peter Brown, a member of Quattro but also The Shield sub-alliance. "Tom is someone who needs to go very, very soon." Alec Beall, the other Shield member, conspired with Peter to backdoor Tom as soon as they win Head of Household. The plan is to nominate Gary Levy and Aneal Ramkissoon, win the Power of Veto and then sucker punch Tom by putting him on the block. In that way, Tom cannot play for Veto and save himself. "Tom is the king of the castle but the king must be slaughtered very, very soon," said Gary. Tom won the Puck Off Power of Veto, slap shot competition. Despite all of her bluster, Suzette took herself out of the challenge by mistakenly destroying her own target. "You got what you wished for, you ******* redneck," an angry Suzette yelled at Tom in frustration. After the competition was over, Suzette regretted her offensive remark and apologized to Tom in the Head of Household room. "I am so sorry. It was really disrespectful for me to say that," she said. "The only person I am disgusted with is myself." "I know it is not you. I was just the heat of the battle," Tom replied. "I accept her apology. I have forgiven her for the comment but it doesn't change the fact that I want her out of this house," Tom told Big Brother in the Diary Room. At the Power of Veto meeting, Tom replaced Gary with AJ Burman, the director of business development from Scarborough. "I feel I am the safest pawn in Big Brother history," AJ gloated in the Diary Room. What AJ and the entire house don't know is Big Brother has put the PowerShift twist into effect. Viewers can save either AJ or Suzette by voting on the homepage of the Big Brother Canada site. No matter which way Canada votes, Tom will have to replace either AJ or Suzette. Who will Tom choose and who will be the next Head of Household? Find out on Thursday's Big Brother Canada episode on Slice at 10pm ET. Watch The Episode John Powell is a freelance reality show reporter, who has been covering Big Brother and Survivor since their inception for GlobalTV.com. A veteran news and entertainment journalist for more than 14 years, John's work has been published by many prominent newspapers, magazines and websites.

Mar 14

What Goes Around Comes Around

Watch The Episode. Fireman and current Head of Household, Tom Plant, better make sure the extinguishers in the Big Brother house are at the ready because there are a lot of blazes to put out this week. Some are burning right in front of him and others are smouldering behind his back. You don't have to call the Psychic Hotline to have predicted Tom was going to nominate Suzette Amaya for eviction. Ever since she targeted him the first week, he's wanted revenge. At the nomination meeting, he made it perfectly clear what he thought about her. "You are a liar and that makes me mad," he said. "Your big strategic move is to put a plus-size girl and a mom of three on the block? That's a real big game move," laughed Suzette scoffing at his scheme in the Diary Room. Gary Levy, the 21-year-old fashion stylist assistant from Toronto, joined Suzette on the block, although Tom assured him he is just a pawn. "I want you to know, I don't want you out of the house," Tom told Gary in a pre-nomination meeting away from prying eyes in the Head of Household room. As his new "Secret Wedding" alliance mate Topaz Brady advised, Gary promised to do all of Tom's dirty work if he agreed to keep him in the game. "Right now, I am in Tom's good graces. I will work with him and eventually turn on him," Gary told the Diary Room about Secret Wedding's crafty plan. When Tom initially won HoH, Suzette blew a gasket in the storage room. "I cannot even stand being in the same room with that guy. He is disgusting," Suzette complained to Topaz. "I don't regret the moves I made. I know what kind of person he is and I don't want to be associated with him in any way, shape or form." As Aneal Ramkissoon tried to console her, Suzette mercilessly ripped into him too. "Aneal, you back-stabbed me the whole week so just shut your mouth," she screamed. "I was nominated. She voted to evict me but I am the liar and back-stabber? I don't know what planet she is on but she needs to figure her crap out," said Aneal. Alec Beall, who tried to calm the situation, truly felt bad for Suzette, even though he is part of Tom's Quattro Alliance. "I think sometimes she forgets she is playing a game," said Alec. "I think the consensus in the house is she is a really nice person. I know I am going to have to evict her eventually but she is a person. She has feelings and I kind of felt bad." Tom had no such sympathy for her. "She is having a tantrum and acting like a three-year-old. I want to send her packing." Gary was thrilled to see Suzette self-destruct. "I am happy she pulled that stunt because it gives me safety," he said. An angry Suzette and the Secret Wedding's conspiracy against him aren't the last of Tom's worries. Trusted members of the Quattro Alliance are already planning his demise. "Don't tell him this but I don't really like Tom at all. He is just an asshole," Alec confided in Emmett Blois. "I was looking to you to rein him in." Emmett agreed that Tom is a loose cannon and eventually he will have to be cut if they have any chance at winning the money. Who will win the Power of Veto? Watch the next episode of Big Brother Canada, Wednesday night at 9pm ET on Slice to find out. Watch The Episode. John Powell is a freelance reality show reporter, who has been covering Big Brother and Survivor since their inception for GlobalTV.com. A veteran news and entertainment journalist for more than 14 years, John's work has been published by many prominent newspapers, magazines and websites.

Mar 11

Does The Pawn Always Go Home?

Watch The Episode. If there is one infamous Big Brother phrase which might edge out "expect the unexpected," it's "sometimes, the pawn goes home." Danielle Alexander, the 20-year-old student from Alberta, found that out the hard way becoming the second Big Brother Canada player to be evicted. Danielle was sent home by a vote of eight to three with Gary Levy, Suzette Amaya and Talla Rejaei being her only votes to stay. "It was a huge shock. Everyone had me believing it was a clean vote. It was gonna be all against none and it went quite the opposite," a tearful Danielle said to host Arisa Cox. Upon hearing the eviction news, Danielle broke down, refusing to say farewell to anyone but Gary, Suzette and Talla before leaving. Believing she played the best game she could, the sharp-tongued Danielle didn't regret a thing about her Big Brother experience. "I said some bad things about people before and now I don't feel bad about saying them." As every fan knows, the three golden rules of the Big Brother game are: Don't get nominated. Don't get evicted. Win the jury vote. Danielle seemed to forget the all-important first rule when she volunteered to be nominated for eviction. Head of Household Jillian MacLaughlin promised her she was safe but in reality the Quattro Alliance and their supporters were working to keep Aneal Ramkissoon and get rid of her. "It is a great idea for Alec and I as The Sheild to keep going with this Quattro thing to keep the numerical advantage in the house," Peter Brown told the Diary Room as he and Alec Beall rallied the votes to save Aneal in return for his loyalty. "I can be a worrier or a warrior. I choose to be a warrior. That will be my mode of attack to stay in this house," said Aneal. In the Head of Household Challenge, it was Tom Plant, the head of the Quattro Alliance, who won a majority rules competition during a tie-breaker question. See who Tom nominates for eviction on the next edition of Big Brother Canada, Sunday night at 9pm ET on Slice. Watch The Episode. John Powell is a freelance reality show reporter, who has been covering Big Brother and Survivor since their inception for GlobalTV.com. A veteran news and entertainment journalist for more than 14 years, John's work has been published by many prominent newspapers, magazines and websites.

Mar 08

POV and New Nominees

Watch The Episode. This week's nominees Gary Levy and Aneal Ramkissoon had more than a snowball's chance to escape the block. In a balance beam, snowball-throwing Power of Veto challenge, both players battled it out for safety. "I am going to do what I have to do to stay here," declared a determined Aneal before heading out to the all-important competition. It was Gary though who won the Power of Veto and evaded eviction. Head of Household Jillian MacLaughlin replaced Gary with her rival in the house, Danielle Alexander, the aspiring actress from Alberta. "She offered to go up willingly," said Jillian who cut a deal with Danielle to be nominated as a pawn. "It is out of my hands now." "She said it would be a clean vote. I just hope she keeps to her word and I don't go home," Danielle fretted in the Diary Room not knowing if Aneal is Jillian's real target or not. A fan of the Big Brother series since he was a tween, Aneal dreaded the Thursday eviction vote. "Going home so early would crush me." Having already attempted to frame Gary with Glittergate, the crafty Aneal played the sympathy card once he was on the block. "Jillian scum-bagging me was not cool and I want the house to know that," he said. "I tried to cry in front of many people as I could." Aneal's bogus waterworks did do the job. Several houseguests did feel bad for him, including Jillian herself. His scheme though seemed to work a little too well on farm boy Emmett Blois. "This game is not for the weak. You have to be tough mentally and Aneal is just not cut out for it," observed Emmett falling hook, line and sinker for one of Aneal's breakdowns. Emmett himself became the subject of suspicion from his own Bromance Alliance partner: Tom Plant. Seeing how close Emmett and Jillian have gotten in such a short period of time has the Alberta firefighter worried. Tom quizzed Emmett about his loyalties. Emmett defended Jillian, guaranteeing her allegiance and support. "She is just a really good girl and when we talk there are no lies involved." Meanwhile, in the HoH room, Jillian and Tom's showmance Liza compared notes. Unlike other former Big Brother players, the women agreed they would not be carried to the end by the men and then unceremoniously dumped. They formed a secret sub-alliance to protect themselves. "Anything boys can do, girls can do better," chirped Jillian in the Diary Room. Speaking of sub-alliances, British Columbia boys Peter Brown and Alec Beall publically acknowledged theirs. Inspired by a triple tag-team in the WWE, Peter and Alec named their alliance: The Shield. "He and I have the potential to go a very long way in this game if we stick together," said Peter. "We think in similar ways and we both have tremendous respect for this game," Alec surmised. Who will be evicted? Will it be Aneal or Danielle? Find out on tonight's eviction show on Slice at 10pm ET. Watch The Episode. John Powell is a freelance reality show reporter, who has been covering Big Brother and Survivor since their inception for GlobalTV.com. A veteran news and entertainment journalist for more than 14 years, John's work has been published by many prominent newspapers, magazines and websites.

Mar 07

Crowning a New HOH

Watch The Episode. This week's Head of Household wants to "cut the head off the rat." Jillian Maclaughlin, the 27-year-old teacher from Nova Scotia, has given Aneal Ramkissoon and Gary Levy a failing grade, nominating both for eviction. At two hours and 15 minutes, Jillian outlasted all of the other houseguests and won the first Head of Household competition of the season. Immediately, Danielle Alexander, the aspiring actress from Calgary and Jillian's main rival in the house, began to panic about possibly being put on the block. "I know she is jealous of me. Every time I go anywhere near Emmett, she freaks out," Danielle grumbled. According to Aneal, Danielle is jealous because she doesn't have a hunk to cuddle with. "She is intimidated by the fact that Jillian is getting close to Emmett and all of the girls have a go-to guy they have been flirting with," he said. "She has been left out of the circle." Alone in the Head of Household room with Emmett, Jillian made no bones about her feelings towards Danielle. "She's a little b**ch and I don't need people spreading crap about me." His ears burning, farm boy Emmett placed Aneal on Jillian's radar. Emmett claimed the entire house had become wise to Aneal's deceptive ways. "The conversations I have heard lately, I don't know where his head is at," said Emmett. "Without Aneal, they [the others] are like scattered cats. He is the one who holds them all together." "He is getting this whole house stirred up," Jillian agreed. For his part, Aneal did his best to exploit his supposed friendship with Jillian to cast suspicion on The Bromance Alliance consisting of Tom, Emmett, Alec and Peter. He maintained everyone in the alliance except Peter had reeled in a corresponding showmance to double their votes and therefore secure the numbers, their position of power in the house. "I just don't want you to look like a stupid girl on TV," he warned. Feeling caught in the middle, Jillian flip-flopped until she made a last-minute decision at the nomination wall. "No matter what I do, I am going to have an enemy in the house after this," she sighed. You heard right. Big Brother Canada has a cool nomination wall. They won't have to lug around an awful, awkward box like the U.S. houseguests do. Clever improvement. After everyone has pulled their keys, it was clear Aneal and Glitter Gary were Jillian's choices. "I think you are a strong competitor. You are very social. You get along with everyone in the house," she told Gary. "I need you to know when I was joking about putting you up and told you I wasn't putting you up specifically, I was being sincere. I have learned a lot about you since I said those things and I think this is the best nomination for the house," Jillian explained to a visibly upset Aneal. Who will win the Power of Veto? Will it be used to save Aneal or Gary? Tune in to Slice at 9pm ET on Wednesday to find out. Watch The Episode. John Powell is a freelance reality show reporter, who has been covering Big Brother and Survivor since their inception for GlobalTV.com. A veteran news and entertainment journalist for more than 14 years, John's work has been published by many prominenet newspapers, magazines and websites.

Mar 04

The First Evicted Houseguest is...

Watch The Episode. "Smell you later," was all Big Brother Canada's first evictee had to say to their fellow houseguests. Kat Yee, the 27-year-old bartender from Toronto, has the infamous distinction of being the first Canadian houseguest to be evicted from the Big Brother game. Kat was sent packing by a vote of 11 to 1 with the sneaky Liza throwing out a lone "ghost vote" to possibly stir up trouble and confusion in the house. Nicely done, Liza. Nicely done. "It was no shocker," Yee told Big Brother Canada host, Arisa Cox, on the Couch of Shame. "I always promised that I wouldn't do a slander campaign and I wasn't going to do it against him [Emmett]. I just tried to enjoy my last few days in the house." Yee found herself on the nomination block after Tom won the Power of Veto and saved himself leaving Head of Household Suzette to name a replacement nominee to sit alongside farm boy Emmett. "When I came into the house one of the things I am against is bullying. I am sorry Kat, I love you but you are going to replace him [Tom]. May the best person win," said Suzette who was turned off by Kat's aggressive game play. "Things can change in a heartbeat. It is just a matter of who is pushing information to whom," Kat explained to Arisa. "I don't have any regrets." Kat confessed that if she had to do it all over again, she would have tried to form alliances with those who, like herself, were there to play hard and win. "Some people are here to be on TV. Some people are here to prove something to themselves. I think that maybe if I could do it over again I would have aligned myself with people who were game-oriented." Kat did try to secure her position by forming an all-female alliance but many felt the move was too much, too soon and opted out. As a direct result of Suzette's Head of Household reign, the Bromance Alliance of Tom and Emmett grew tighter and more determined than ever to get the support worker and radio host out. "He [Emmett] is definitely the guy I want to have beside me throughout this game," Tom said of his new-found buddy. "I feel like you have to give some trust to someone in this game, I will give mine to Tom," said Emmett of his new pal. In order to put their plan into action, the bros will have to win the Head of Household endurance competition which began on Thursday night's show. When the broadcast went off the air, the houseguests were dressed as lumberjacks, lumberjills desperately clinging to trees in the backyard. The winner and new HoH will be the last person standing...or is that clinging? To see who won Head of Household and who they nominate for eviction, tune into Slice at 9pm ET on Sunday. Watch The Episode. John Powell is a freelance reality show reporter, who has been covering Big Brother and Survivor since their inception for GlobalTV.com. A veteran news and entertainment journalist for more than 14 years, John's work has been published by many prominenet newspapers, magazines and websites.

Mar 01

Premiere Recap: First HOH and POV

Watch The Episode. Oh, Canada indeed. Your very own season of backstabbing and betrayal has begun with a very big bang. Incorporating the very best of Big Brother USA, UK and Australia, Big Brother Canada jumpstarted its inaugural  season with devious twists and turns that had the houseguests plotting and scheming before their bags were even unpacked. Suzette Amaya, the bubbly 36-year-old support worker and radio host from Vancouver, became the first Head of Household by answering the special secret challenge telephone located in the storage room meant to impart covert missions to the houseguests throughout the season. Suzette was summoned to the Diary Room where she was told of her HOH win and the responsibility that goes along with it: nominating two of her fellow houseguests for eviction. "I want to be joyous right not but it is such a curse. I am very strategic and everyone is underestimating me," she told Big Brother. "I am the first Head of Household in Canada and I cannot even enjoy it." Based on her first impressions alone, Suzette nominated Emmett Blois, the 24-year-old dairy farmer from Nova Scotia and Tom Plant, the 24-year-old bartender and firefighter from Calgary for eviction. The move angered and also brought the blooming bromance closer together. They both vowed to take Suzette out. "I don't think it was smart for her to go after two of the more dominate players in the game. It was a horrible decision on her part to put us up because we are both going to be gunning for her now," Tom told Big Brother in the Diary Room. "I have only been here a few hours and didn't get to do anything," said farm boy Emmett. "She is the first person I am going for." Despite the backlash, Suzette stood firmly behind her nominations. "If I have got to slit some throats to get to the top, that's what I am going to do," said the determined mother of three. Tom Terrific did get a measure of revenge by winning the first Power of Veto competition of the season. In Power Popper, the houseguests had to burst balloons with their belts to uncover pieces of a puzzle. "Right now, I feel pretty safe after winning the Veto and also feel like I can probably win this game based on looking around at the other competitors," said an elated Tom. Conversely, Emmett was looking for hay bale or bandana to cry in. "I am trying to hold it in and stay positive," he told Big Brother. Tune in to Slice at 10pm ET tonight to watch the Power of Veto ceremony, see who Suzette nominates as the replacement nominee and who has the unpleasant honour of being the first houseguest evicted from Big Brother Canada. Watch The Episode. John Powell is a freelance reality show reporter, who has been covering Big Brother and Survivor since their inception for GlobalTV.com. A veteran news and entertainment journalist for more than 14 years, John's work has been published by many prominenet newspapers, magazines and websites.

Mar 01

Big Brother's Top 5 OMG Moments

Tonight's the night! Big Brother Canada premieres at 9pm ET on Slice, and to celebrate this momentous occasion we're looking at the top five biggest moments from the past 14 seasons of Big Brother. Marcellas Doesn't Use His POV You have to be really confident (or really stupid) to win the Power of Veto and NOT use it to take yourself off the block. It's hard to imagine anyone would actually do this, but believe it or not it happened. In Season 3, Marcellas couldn't stand the idea of causing chaos in the house by using the golden veto -- so he didn't. After a tiebreaker vote, he was sent packing. Project DNA Think it's easy to tell twins apart? We beg to differ. It lasted five weeks, and nobody caught on. Season 5 gave fans the ultimate twist as twins took turns in the house playing one houseguest. Once the five weeks were over the lucky ladies got to compete for the grand prize as individuals. Wonder if any Big Brother Canada houseguests have a twin? Cleaning the Loo There's bound to be fights when you're locked in a house with 15 strangers -- and sometimes those fights can get a little dirty. In Season 2, Shannon was furious that Hardy put her and her showmance partner Dr. Will on the block and she wasn't going to sit by and do nothing. After a few hours of letting it simmer, Shannon marched over to the toilet with Hardy's toothbrush in hand and decided to clean house. If it weren't for Big Brother intervening she would've gotten away with it too. Remember houseguests, keep your friends close but keep your enemies closer! Game Changer Reality television calls for some serious strategy, and Big Brother delivers it best. In season 5 Nikomis invented the play that will forever be known as "backdooring." Step one, put up two pawns preventing your target from competing for POV. Step two, name target as replacement nominee. Step three, evict! Jase never saw it coming. The rules have changed since then, but the OMG moment remains. Dan Gheesling How can you have a Big Brother OMG countdown and not include Dan?! Who would expect that this Catholic school teacher would be so good at lying, cheating and manipulating his way to the top. And though there are many OMG Dan moments, last seasons "funeral" had to be the biggest. Dan made everyone in the house cry, secured a pack with the HOH, turned his back on his main alliance and exposed the secrets of of the house -- it was the efforts of a mad man, and it paid off, helping Dan cruise his way to the final two.

Feb 27

All About Arisa Cox

For more than a decade, Arisa Cox has made a name for herself on the national stage as an entertainment host, pop culture commentator, journalist, actor and writer. Whether stalking polar bears in the wilds of the subarctic, gabbing with George Clooney on the red carpet at the Toronto International Film Festival or holding her own against paparazzi at the Grammy Awards®, she's enjoyed a diverse career and has had a blast doing it. Most recently, Arisa was a national arts reporter for CBCNN and The National. Prior to her time with the CBC she was the face of the original E! Channel in Canada and hosted celeb-soaked E! News Weekend. She's written fashion commentary for the National Post, consulted at video game giant EA Games and starred in the Disney movie Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam. Arisa underwent 10 years of intensive performing arts training at the Claude Watson School for the Arts in Toronto before pursuing an undergraduate degree in Journalism from Carleton University. Having lived on-camera for a full year on Canada's first big reality series, The Lofters, Arisa can relate to the houseguest experience of having your every move caught on camera and witnessed by a national audience. In the years since, she has worked steadily in entertainment, news and reality on both sides of the camera, always eager to try new and unexpected things like hosting the Banff TV Festival awards and Stylus DJ Awards, walking the runway of Toronto Fashion Week, chatting on the airwaves of Flow Radio and acting in the gripping TV mini-series Guns. In the meantime, she also became a mom of two and currently resides in Edmonton, AB with her family. Arisa co-produced an E! film special she shot at Cannes, Sundance and the Toronto International Film Festival, as well as wrote and produced stories as a freelancer for Entertainment Tonight Canada. Arisa's writing has also appeared in the National Post and magazines Inside E, Contra, and Urbanology. Arisa is thrilled to be joining the Big Brother Canada family, and can't wait to play the roles of amateur psychologist, puppet master and confidante, while steering the coolest international social experiment on television!  

Feb 23