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Glitches force 'Big Brother' HOH redo
By -- JAM! Showbiz



The HOH Competition as it was held again on the live 24/7 'Big Brother' Internet feeds.

WARNING: THIS STORY MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS

"Big Brother All-Stars" has a new Head of Household but it is not who television viewers think it is.

Due to what CBS is calling “technical malfunctions” of the buzz-in devices during the Head of Household Competition on Thursday night’s live show, the producers scrapped the results and held another challenge to determine an undisputed winner.

In a rarity, subscribers to the 24/7 live "Big Brother" Internet feeds saw the new HOH Competition play out at 2:00 a.m. EDT. Once again, everyone was asked questions about the returning "Big Brother" HouseGuests. This time they used sliders instead of buzzers to answer the questions. The last two standing were Mike Malin and Janelle Pierzina. Janelle won and her nominations for eviction as well as the competition itself will air on Sunday’s broadcast.

Already accused in the past of slanting competitions and coaching players in the Diary Room, the producers were back in the spotlight once again when the original Head of Household Competition played out on television and obvious mechanical malfunctions removed or kept players in the game.

In an elimination - memory game involving the "ghosts" of returning HouseGuests (Bunky Miller, Josh Feinberg, Holly King, Eric Littmann and Alison Irwin), the players had to hit a buzzer to display true or false answers which would light up in front of them. The ones who got the wrong answer or were the last to answer correctly were eliminated. Despite appearing to hit his buzzer on time, Howie Gordon's answer did not illuminate and he was sent packing. Howie voiced his displeasure as he took his seat on the bench. The same thing happened to Mike and he was permitted to play on. When the smog cleared, Erika Landin was the new Head of Household.

On the 24/7 "Big Brother All-Stars" live Internet feeds Thursday night, Howie continued to vent about the competition.

"Just send me home if you are going to rig the game!," shouted Howie to "Big Brother." "My button didn't light up when I hit it. That's not my fault!"

Will "Dr. Evil" Kirby, who has been ripping on the quality of the series throughout the entire season on the live Internet feeds, had a few choice words for the producers as the HouseGuests chatted about how much money they could be offered to leave the series.

"It shows you what a bad job the producers are doing when people are lower bidding to leave. I have said for weeks that the production of this show sucks,” said Will joking that there was a clue to the producers on the plasma screen television in the front room. "It says: 'Stop sucking'," Will quipped.

Mike, Will's ChillTown Alliance partner, chimed in that there was probably an opening as a waiter at one of his restaurants for the producer overseeing the live show that night.

Kaysar Ridha, who has gotten the opportunity to play the "Big Brother" game three times, received an unwelcome birthday present on the live show: an eviction from the "Big Brother" house.

Kaysar, one of the most popular HouseGuests on the American version of the series, was booted by a vote of five to one when James Rhine used the vote nullifier he won in last week's Veto Competition to cancel Janelle Pierzina's vote. Although he claims to be a member of the Season Six Alliance, James is really working with ChillTown (Will "Dr. Evil" Kirby, Mike 'Boogie' Malin) and Danielle Reyes in the Legion of Doom coalition.

Taking his place on the Couch of Shame, all was revealed to Kaysar by host Julie Chen.

"He (James) was completely working towards getting Janelle, one of your alliance members, out of the house," Chen said to him. "Here is what he has said about Janelle: He has called her a "stupid bitch" and said "This Anna-Nicole Smith wannabe is probably the dumbest person to ever play the game". What do you think of James now?"

"I guess it just goes to show that I am not cut out for this game. I tried to play with honesty. I tried to play the best I can. It is disappointing. You get played. This is All-Stars, you don't know what to expect," Kaysar replied diplomatically although it was clear he was visibly crushed by the news of James' betrayal.

"I could no longer sit back and watch Janelle single-handedly destroy our group. Her selfishness and her stupidity were taking our team to a path of destruction. I gave you guys four weeks of chances and you stabbed me in the back every chance you got so I had to take matters into my own hands," explained James in his goodbye message to Kaysar.

While he was the strategic leader of the Season Six Alliance last year, Kaysar saw his alliance falling apart on "All-Stars" and missing his friends and family back home, he only came to life in the game when he was Head of Household and when he was nominated against James this week by Danielle. Kaysar did campaign against James to prevent the eviction but once again 'ChillTown' was the deciding factor and both still remain in the game even though Dr. Evil is widely recognized as the most devious competitors to ever appear on the CBS series.

At the end of the show, Chen revealed what the much talked about coup d'état twist was all about. The producers will give the HouseGuests clues in the 'Big Brother' house to a phrase used in the game. When one of the HouseGuests thinks he or she has the correct answer, they can go to the Diary Room. The players only have one chance to state the right answer. "Big Brother" won't reveal who the winner is until next Thursday's episode and the power will only exist through the next three evictions. The winner of the coup d'état can elect to overthrow the current Head of Household and make new nominations on the spot. The first clue was a female sheep let loose in the 'Big Brother' house.

Continuing the twist crazy spree, the producers also made it known that next Thursday will be "Prom Night" in the "Big Brother" house. American residents can text message their choice for king or queen of the prom. The winner will gain an advantage in next week's Head of Household Competition.

The returning former HouseGuests will also play a part in the upcoming Food and Veto Competitions this week.

For those who missed it, CH TV announced that the season finale of "Big Brother All-Stars" will air on Tuesday, September 12th. The special extra episode which was to air on Saturday, August 26th, has been removed from the schedule.

Big Brother: All-Stars airs Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday nights at 8pm ET on CH in Ontario and British Columbia and on Global in the Maritimes, Quebec, Winnipeg, Saskatoon and Regina.

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