Sunday, August 16, 2009

Quit, or Evicted ???

While watching Big Brother this Sunday, (I semi-follow the show, and usually only pay half-attention when its on, as it's semi-interesting, yet usually not interesting enough to garner my complete attention), I learned that the moron bodybuilder Jesse was kicked off last week's show, which was kind of a surprise because it seemed like he was running things for awhile in earlier episodes. Well, on this Sunday's show, Chima and Natalie were nominated for eviction. Chima had been trying to get rid of MMA karate guy Russell for a few shows now, but some shifting alliances put her up on the block and kept Russell safe. Later Sunday evening, the Web news was saying that Chima had been "expelled" from the show. You could tell that she had become increasingly frustrated with several roommates, and then with being nominated for eviction, well, she was about to blow. Apparently, if I'm understanding this right, after the live show completed this Sunday, she did! It's uncertain at this point what actually happened, but some sources (Wikipedia) are indicating that she threw a microphone into a jacuzzi, and then refused to pay for it, after an outburst of some sort. Also, she was apparently upset because her recent win as Head of Household was rendered useless by some new device that producers threw into the game, making her apparently succeptible to being put on the nomination block when normally she wouldn't have been. If that's the case, I'd be pissed too! I'm also wondering if some comments she made about Russell (who is Lebanese) as being a "terrorist" a few shows ago (and he was 'terrorizing' several cast members, as she had said, although calling him a "terrorist"-she could perhaps have chosen another word -) had something to do with her eviction/decision to leave the show. Here's a supposed email from Chima, explaining things in her view, from the following site, posted Sunday, August 16:

“Yes, I did in fact quit the show, although there are reports on EW from CBS to the contrary. Big Brother would like everyone to believe I was kicked off for not following the rules, but I went to the producers repeatedly over the past couple of days wanting to leave….wanting out of that house!

As crazy as that house is, the producers NEVER want the world to think or know that we houseguests DO LEAVE when it becomes futile to stay. I lost faith in the show & my ability to remain committed to this game. All of the remaining housemates know I wanted to leave and that is why any conversation concerning me is cut in the live feed because they don’t want America to hear the truth about my voluntary departure.

Do you really believe that I would be expelled for tossing my microphone when past houseguests have only been kicked off for violence & threats of violence? You know better, as do I.

It’s better that I left. I did what was best for me in this game and that was to leave. When I chose to play & play hard the power I did earn was completely usurped by a game piece never used before in this game and my HOH reign was rendered useless. I have no regrets. As cliche’ as it sounds, until the public is a part of a human pressure cooker, then the judgements should cease.

I find it interesting that my personal attacks on Russell have been highlighted, but his attacks on me pushed under a rug. Selective portrayals? I think so. Russell did terrorize the house, especially the women in the house. Why America constantly finds men attacking women okay, yet vilifies the woman defending herself, will always confound me. But what’s done is done, now BB fans can find a new woman to hate. I didn’t sign up for what I was exposed to & I left gladly. It was the principle of the matter, the $500,000 prize be damned. That’s all for now! Take Care…’

Well what do you think, and more importantly, do you care?
(It's interesting, but I don't really care that much. I really did want to see Russell out of there, though.)


Blogger Willowtree said...

I havent watch BB in a long time, but I did read a story that came out on sundayish - it all seemed a bit cloudy and vauge though, so I didnt pay it too much attention - It's like BB11 house mate gets thrown out - click the link - yeah she got thrown out, but we cant say what, when or why - bleh!
I have been watching hells kitchen though. The contestants this time around are nuts - more than one have tried to take on Ramsay. Insanity. I believe it's a sign of the times.

12:45 PM  
Blogger Frank said...

I love how on BB everyone is "best of friends" at first. Then, they proceed to tear each other apart over several weeks. I think that's why I always avoided any sort of "cliques" either at work or school. They don't know what to do with the "odd man out".

I've been wanting too - but I haven't been watching HK as much as I'd like; I think because it's on at the same time as The Office. Sometimes I can catch the second half of HK afterward. I would have loved to see some of those episodes where a few of those cooks try to take on Ramsay! There's getting to be less "new" things on the show, so someday soon Ramsay will have to fight either one or several of the cooks together, maybe even with cleavers!!

11:11 PM  

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