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BBCAN3: Johnny Exit Interview


So, as per usual I had a few minutes today to speak with the most recently evicted Houseguest. Today it was Johnny, who went out last night in a unanimous vote.

Today's interview was a little bit different (and generally more insightful) as I wasn't barred from discussing the first five having the opportunity to re-enter the game, and was able to ask questions that would give us all a lot more insight into what to expect Sunday night.

Johnny was extremely fun to talk to, and very enthusiastic. He seems 100% confident that he will be the one going back in the house, and I would personally be okay with that. Below is our chat, definitely let me know what you think in the comments below, on Facebook, or on Twitter @Bmcooney.

What are the top 3 reasons why you should be the one sent back into the game?

"I follow you every season! Always look to you for the latest dirt, love you to pieces!

I should be the one sent back into the game because I have the most compete set of information going back into the house. I was in there the longest, not only that, I've had a chance to talk with the evicted Houseguests, and get all of the dirt. That's the number 1 reason.

Number 2, I'm not scared to make big moves in this house. There's a bunch of people who are super scared to do anything. Why can't we blow up the house? Win a competition and pull someone down to backdoor someone? Let's play this DAMN game. These people are NOT playing, they're scared to make moves and stick their neck out, I'm willing to do whatever it takes once I get back into that house.

Another reason, I can play a good social game and on top of that, I'm also good at competitions! Those are very important. You need to win competitions in order to move yourself further in the game. I feel like I'm the best of both worlds when it comes to social AND competitiveness."


Given new life in the game, what is one specific move you would make to ensure you don't go right back out the door?

"Absolutely, with all my new found knowledge, I'm going to go in this house, and BLOW THE LID OFF OF IT. Mr. Zach who thinks he's playing such a great game, and has almost everyone on his side? He's got the Chop Shop alliance, which I have now come to learn about. He's got the couples thing going with Kevin, JP, Peeley, and Ashleigh.

I'm gonna blow up his game. I'm gonna go in there, and literally call him out to the entire house, and tell him to expose the Chop Shop right on the spot. If he refuses to? I'm gonna call him right out and expose that I know everything, in front of the whole house. I'm gonna blow him up, completely out of the water, and then I'm gonna try and pick up the pieces of the mess that's gonna be left once everyone realizes what's been going on."


As a Superfan, who out of the first five, aside from yourself, do you think would be the most fun to watch go back into the house and why?

"If I can't go back into the game, and I'm gonna fight SO hard, I'm going back in, it's not even a question at this point. BUT, if I can't go back in the game, Naeha needs to go in there. Naeha will blow it up just as much as I will.

She's sassy, they HATE her, and it will be lovely to have her get some vengeance. It sucks as a Superfan to watch someone go home in an instant eviction without the opportunity to fight for themselves.

So if it's not gonna be me, it's gotta be Naeha and she's gonna BLOW. SHIT. UUUUUUP!"


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BBCAN3: Graig Exit Interview + VIP Contest Winner

























Well, by another unanimous vote, "Ginja Ninja" was evicted from the Big Brother Canada house last night. As per usual I had a chance to chat with him over the phone today in order to pick his brain and get some insight into the house and his game.

Given your current knowledge of the game which two people do you think are most likely to be evicted next and why?

"Two people that the house is targeting right now are Johnny and Sarah. They're not in the Chop Shop alliance, I know that JP and Godfrey who also aren't in the Chop Show alliance are gunning for those two people. Johnny and Sarah are both very very strong players, one socially, one physically and socially. Those two people, in my opinion, are most likely to be evicted next."

What was your strategy over the last few weeks, and how did it differ from your original plan when entering the house?

"My original plan going into the house was to align myself with 5 people, so a 6 person alliance. I was looking to start... I originated the Chop Shop.

If I could do it all again I would eliminate Willow - I love Willow to death, but I would eliminate Willow.  I would add either Sarah or Naeha to that Chop Shop alliance, and I think we could have gone very far in the game.

Willow was kinda all over the place, playing both sides from the start. I didn't really trust Willow, I trusted everyone else in the Chop Shop, but Willow was a little all over the place.

Yeah... that was my strategy going into the game and I wanted to stick to it. If I wanted to do something different, I wouldn't try and align myself with the enemy. I would try to align myself, not faithfully with Sarah and Johnny. I didn't have them in my pocket and I wanted to try and get them on my side and that was my biggest mistake."

With new life in the house, what is one specific game move you would make to ensure you don't go right back out the door?

"You know, that's gonna be tough because the whole house has talked, myself included, that if anyone comes back into the game, we evict them out right away. Maybe I'll go in and expose the Chop Shop and get the rest of the people in the house who wern't in the Chop Shop to come on my side and go after the Chop Shop.

Maybe I would do that. I would try to play the game a little bit less, try and simmer down a ittle bit.  I'll take Peter Brown's advice and be a little more Ninja and a little less Ginja.... Propa!"

Now it's time to announce the winner of my Big Brother Canada VIP Screening Contest! This was first posted a couple of weeks ago and had a LOT of entries!!

I asked you guys to comment on here with your Twitter handle or on Facebook telling me what your favorite Big Brother Canada moment of all time was. We had a lot of awesome submissions, but the winner was picked by random draw using Random.org. Below is the winning submission as well as a screencap of the draw.


Congratulations to Carly! I will get in contact with you over Twitter with the specific details of the event and look forward to meeting you and your guest May 3rd at the screening!

We will all have an awesome time, and will be sure to post a shit-load of pics on here, on Facebook and also on Twitter!

Thanks so much to everyone who entered. There were a few entries that I couldn't accept due to not including a Twitter Handle in the comments. I will definitely have other opportunities in the future for awesome stuff, so keep an eye out!
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BBCAN3: Sindy Exit Interview


Though she's going straight into sequester, Sindy (With An "S) is the second person evicted from Big Brother Canada Season 3.

She annoyed both fans and Houseguests straight from the beginning and found herself on the block. As soon as Canada found out they'd be the one's deciding who leaves in the first eviction, they were relieved.... until she won PoV.

This week, she was the billionth person to try and make an all-girls alliance, and the billionth person to fail. As a noob of the game she chose not to check the room before having her conversation, and was overheard by Kevin (a current nominee). As any other HG would, he used that to his advantage and, along with his PoV, ensured his safety for the week.

Now she's out of the house which means this morning I had  a chance to speak with her and ask her some questions about her time in the house!

1. Given your current knowledge of the game, what two people do you think are most likely to be evicted in the next few weeks and why?

"That's a really good question. What I'd like to see happen is Graig and Godfrey to leave. Based on how I felt in the house and the vibe, I honestly think, based on who won HoH this week, I would be a little bit worried for Willow and Johnny, and possibly Bobby and Kevin. You don't know where they're at, you don't know if they're aligning with anyone or if they're kind of floating and even Ashleigh and Pilar and that, I feel like because they have associates and stuff directly with a side, I think they would just be targeted for that reason.

I hope not, I really want Graig and Godfrey out but, because they're so aggressive people might be a little afraid to put them on the block, they could save themselves and then they could get backdoored. I'm really worried, so if I were to pick two I would say Ashleigh and Pilar then."

2. What are the top 3 reasons why you should be sent back into the game?

"Top three reasons? Number 1! I'm Sindy with an "S"! I think that's quite self-explanatory.

Number 2? I kind of wanna see what would happen between Jordan and I. So I would like to come back and see what's going on there.

And Number 3 reason? You guys all know who my target is! And that person would have the BIGGEST shocked face if I were to walk back in that house and it's going to cause sooooo  much drama! I know people are gonna try and scramble cause they're gonna try and rethink what was the last thing they said to me, and how they treated me. If I come back, do I come back with a twist? Am I automatically HoH? People speculate so much, especially a lot of the super fans, and then me being in the house, they're gonna think so many things. Me coming back? Would not only be great TV, but it would be such a huge game changer.

I would love that second chance, and hopefully that one slip-up that I had isn't gonna hurt my opportunity."

3. If you could change any 1 thing about your game (aside from Kevin overhearing your conversation) what would it be and why??

"I think I wish I would have secured an alliance. Everyone, honestly, is SO nice in this house (probably because they're Canadian!) that it was hard to know who you were talking to if you were talking to them on a personal level, if you can trust them, if you can align. So, there was a point where I wanted to work with Graig and Bruno, and I also wanna work with Naeha and Sarah, and I was like "Why can't the five of us work together?" cause everyone was too cautious to try to align themselves and actually make an official alliance.

If I could have done anything I wish I would have been more aggressive and say "ARE we part of an alliance? ARE we gonna work together? IS this what we're gonna do?" instead of being so wishy-washy in deciding which side I wanna work with, who I wanna work with and who I wanna trust and try not to get personal with it, because honestly, your first week you're getting to know everyone and it's so hard to detach the personal side of yourself from the game side and then to not get hurt and to get in that sense. So, if I could change that, that would be one of the things that I would."

That was all for time with Sindy, seems extremely unlikely that she'll ever be the one sent back into the house, but with this game - who knows!

If you weren't already aware, I am currently holding a contest / giveaway for 2 tickets to a Big Brother Canada VIP Screening with me in the HoH room! Don't miss this opportunity, and make sure you enter by checking out the post HERE!

Good luck, and I will see you next week!
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Contest: Big Brother VIP Screening Giveaway | CLOSED

You And A Guest Could Win Tickets To A Big Brother Canada VIP Screening Inside The HoH Room!


As a returning sponsor of Big Brother Canada, contributing to the winner's grand prize and furnishing the entire Big Brother Canada house, The BRICK has replicated the sought-after HOH room.

I have 2 tickets to giveaway, so you and a guest can join me at this amazing VIP screening and event. I want you to be my VIP and watch an episode in style! Enjoy snacks, cool swag, a photo-opp and a special video message from the Big Brother Canada Sideshow

The event is taking place Sunday May 3rd 2015 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm in Toronto (Transportation Not Provided). How do you win? Details are below!

 
You MUST Be Following @Bmcooney on Twitter and/or Like our Facebook Page. Then all you have to do is comment below with your Twitter Handle or on our Facebook Page and tell us what your favorite Big Brother Canada moment of all time is!

The winner will be announced following the Eviction Episode of Big Brother Canada on Wednesday April 8th, 2015. Good Luck to Everyone and I can't wait to see you there! This is an opportunity you do NOT want to miss!
















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BBCAN3: Risha Exit Interview

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As you are all well aware by now, Risha was the first person (somehow) evicted from this season of Big Brother Canada.

This morning I had some time to speak with her over the phone, and took that opportunity to help us understand more about what's gone on in the game so far, and what we can expect in the next few weeks.

 Due to the fact that Risha is back in sequester, I was not able to mention anything about her competing against the next 4 evicted Houseguests, but could discuss the general possibility of her going back!

  1. Given your current knowledge of the game, what two people do you think are most likely to be evicted in the next few weeks and why?

    - Well right now I would say, coming up next would have to be Godfrey. He started the pact in the pantry during the PoV to keep whoever was nominated on the block to be evicted [For context here - The houseguests agreed that whoever was remaining on the block after PoV would be evicted, and the replacement would be safe]. What happened with that was he ended up going around and playing a lot of people (both sides). He was telling me he was gonna keep me, he was telling people to keep the pact, he was inconsistent with a lot of his stories that he told in the house.

    People started becoming apprehensive and questioning if he was actually telling the truth about himself and what he does for a living. He was really starting to put a target on his back, as well as he sleeps a lot in the house, and naps a lot.

    I knew, going up on the block, that next week he was gonna be put up, and in fact my strategy with a lot of people was basically that if he kept me they could put me up on the block as a pawn beside Godfrey and that way whoever had HoH next week wouldn't have to get any blood on their hands, no ones feelings would get hurt, it would be an easy eviction week and everyone in the house could just rest.

  2. What are the top 3 reasons you should be given the chance to go back into the house?

    - I mean I know there was a hot tub scene that was shown on TV, however, there's still a lot more to see of me. I have a lot more game left in me, and I feel like (as great as the twist was this season to start of with nobody being HoH) it really forced me into changing my strategy and I think that getting back in the house and teaming up with my boys Zack and Graig, and Sarah, I think that we could definitely do some damage, have a good time in the house and give the viewers some great television.

  3. Based off of your current observations, what are some of the potential alliances in the house that we should be looking out for?

    - For me personally, I felt that Willow was a threat and that she was starting an alliance among some of the younger Houseguests. Especially with the girls, with Pilar and Ashley. That was definitely something that was on my mind. Bobby seemed to be being swayed into that group, as was Kevin because both he and Willow are both really HUGE Big Brother Superfans, so I think that they know the game really well. They were all naturally kind of starting to form a group together.

    I also think that Naeha has definitely got some tricks up her sleeve. She's always thinking and always calculating. I would keep an eye out on her. I feel like she's sort of gonna be playing low-key, but she will definitely be putting out feelers and getting alliances started to position herself to be at an advantage.
We definitely received some interesting insight from Risha. It's always hard to figure out what's really going on in there with no Live feeds, and only two episodes to base opinions on. This seasons is going to be quite interesting!

Do any of these revelations surprise you?

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BBCAN3: Premiere



Wow. It’s really hard to truly explain in words how blown away I was with the premiere episode of Big Brother Canada. The whole “secret agent spy” feeling throughout the intro had me on the edge of my seat and glued to my screen trying to pick up little hints on what the twists this season might be. To start with the war room is no more; we now have ‘The Vault’ in which house guests at different times will be permitted access. And in the intro they showed us a section of the floor in the have not room opening up and rising up on a platform to reveal a secret power! What could that power be? We don’t know, and we probably won’t for a while, but I’d like to guess that it is some sort of Diamond Power of Veto. We also found out that the house guests will be entering into an empty house with no furniture, no beds and I am so excited about this! The house guests have to earn their essentials in the house which is fantastic and will be fun for us to watch!



The house guest bios were great and gave us a better look at their personalities opposed to the small preseason interviews we have all watched. The bios however did seem a tad too short and rushed - it would be so much nicer if they spent a little extra time introducing the house guests that we are going to be spending the next 70 days with. This point in the episode is where Big Brother kicked into gear, giving the house guests what seems like minuets to get to know each other before calling them individually to the Diary Room to nominate two house guests each. Some fans either loved or hated this twist and felt it played too similar to Big Brother UK or Australia, however I really enjoyed them doing something different from outside of the Big Brother US format they tend to stay the closest too. Risha and Sindy (with a freaking S!) were the house guests with the most nomination points, and if that wasn’t enough Big Brother tossed us directly into a veto competition. The production value of this first competition alone was a HUGE step up from what we have seen from Big Brother Canada in the past, and it was amazing to see! It keeps me hopeful that this season is going to be filled with a bunch of great quality competitions. Sindy (yes, with an S!) won the veto and was able to take herself off the block and name her replacement, where she ultimately chose Pilar due to a lack of communication. Now it is up to Canada to decide who the first evictee is, but truthfully I can’t decide whether or not I’m okay with this twist. On the one hand it goes against strategy completely, as the house guests don’t have to push to try and earn votes or align with people to stay. However, on the other hand it’s only the first eviction there is no real “game” established, so if a twist like this is going to happen I am happy it’s the first week.




Overall I give the premiere a 7/10, I thought it was fantastic and much improved from the past seasons! The reason it isn’t perfect is due to the rushed nature of the episode… there was a TON to fit into only forty minutes. If the episode couldn’t be longer, it would have been nice to have seen the veto competition in the second episode. I understand that the twist required it all to happen right away but it just felt too fast and crazy to all happen at once.



Photo Credits: Big Brother Canada
I am very excited for this upcoming season of Big Brother Canada: we have a fantastic house, a very diverse cast and some crazy twists to look out for!


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BBCAN3: The House Reveal


Season one we all thought the house was great, including the “Canada” theme which carried throughout the season. Season two we were given an entirely new house which was beautiful and exciting. The new layout was amazing; the whole house was reminiscent of Big Brother houses from around the world. This year they have blown us away with the steampunk redesign of season two house. From the incredible entrance door to the custom designed gear table the new Big Brother Canada house blows any Big Brother US house out of the water. 

Each room looks like a work of art starting with the amazing HOH room which looks like a luxury hotel room that is really worth winning the privilege to spend the week in. The main bathroom features brass sinks and a fantastic sitting area which makes a great place for strategizing for the future house guests. The main bedroom is serene decorated blue and white and makes it appear so comfortable and inviting, and it contrasts completely with this years Have Not room. This truly is the worst Have Not room from any season of Big Brother Canada or US; the room is an empty grey slab with bright vertical lighting. There are no beds, no furniture, and no comfort. The Have Not room is sure to push the losing house guests to their breaking point. 

The main cog and gear wall paper in the main parts of the house are a little busy and disorienting, same as the hallway to the Diary Room but those are the only negatives I can say overall about the house this year. 

I can’t wait to see how they work in the mystery war room into the house this year; as well I am looking forward to the design of the Memory Wall to see if they have switched it up from the last two previous years. 

Overall the house is truly amazing and we are lucky that Big Brother Canada puts such creativity into the design of the house. I am excited to see the house guests move in and inevitably make a huge mess of the place, let’s get season 3 started!

You can check out the behind the scenes tour of the house here, as well as more photos of the house here.

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