Big Brother 8 is the eighth season of the US version of the reality
TV-show Big Brother on CBS. The season was announced on February 1,
2007. Julie Chen returned for this season as host. Allison Grodner
and Rich Meehan are executive producers. Arnold Shapiro stepped down as
producer following last season's All-Stars edition, but serves as
executive consultant on the show. Casting calls ran until May 5, 2007. A
preview was shown on the The Early Show on July 5, 2007, the day of the
premiere. The show aired three times a week; Sundays at 8 p.m. (EDT /
PDT), Tuesdays at 9 p.m., and Thursdays, which was broadcast live, at 8
CBS's cable/satellite premium network Showtime Too carried a spin-off
of the series called Big Brother: After Dark, which aired nightly from 12
midnight—3 a.m. (EDT / PDT). The show was live for the viewers on the
East coast, however viewers on the West coast viewed it on a broadcast
delay. This program featured house activity happening between the local
hours of 9 p.m.-12 midnight in the House, and was edited only for
slanderous statements and music copyrights.
pictures were released on June 27, 2007. The house has an Alice in
Wonderland theme and contains an over sized bedroom and a small bedroom.
The small bedroom features a very small doorway and five beds which are
only five feet long, while the over sized bedroom features shoulder-height
beds and enormous drawers which need a ladder to reach. The walkway to the
Head of Household room is a modernist inspired enchanted forest. The
backyard contains animal-shaped topiaries, flowers, a swimming pool, and a
spinning teacup. The lavish blue bathroom has a shower which features a
lion-shaped water spout.
The HouseGuests compete for a top prize of $500,000 and a runner-up
prize of $50,000. In addition to the Grand Prize and the Runner-Up Prize,
various smaller prizes were offered throughout the game. Most of the time
the prizes were given out during Veto competitions or Luxury competitions.
In week two, during the second Power of Veto competition, Dick won a
plasma TV. On Day 23, during the fourth Power of Veto competition, Dustin
won $5,000 and a trip for two to Barbados. On Day 30, during the fifth
Power of Veto competition, a prize of $10,000 was offered to anyone who
would step down from the competition, but no one did. On Day 44, during
the sixth Power of Veto competition, Daniele and Amber won a secret trip
outside the House, which was later revealed to them that it was to New
York City to compete on the CBS game show Power of Ten; Amber won $1,000,
and Daniele did not win any money. On Day 50, during the first Luxury
competition, Amber, Daniele, Jameka, and Jessica won a two-minute shopping
spree of designer clothes inside the House. In the HoH competition on Day
62, a prize was rewarded to whoever could fill a jar the fastest with tea.
The prize was a three-minute phone call home. Eric won this prize, but
chose to give it to Jessica.
This season, there were two options for viewers of Big Brother to
become more involved with the game. They were CBS' "America's
Player" and Canadian broadcaster Global TV's "Big Brother
At the end of each show (starting July 8), Eric was asked to complete a
task that America specified by voting on CBS.com or by text messaging. For
every five tasks Eric completed, he was rewarded with $10,000 (USD).
Viewers were able to vote on tasks from the end of an episode until
midnight Pacific Time. The Thursday task involved pitching nominees to the
Head of Household (HoH), the Sunday task was something interesting that
might not affect the strategic game play, and the Tuesday task was swaying
the opinion of the other HouseGuests on who to evict (unless it is he who
is nominated). Once Eric received the task, he had to make a meaningful
effort to complete the task. However, he could have decided how to
complete the task. In addition, Eric cast his eviction vote for whom
America chose to evict. Eric was a jury member on finale night, and
the viewers voted that Dick should receive Eric's vote to win the game.
The title "America's Player" did lead to a bit of confusion,
since Canadians were still allowed to vote online. Allison Grodner, the
executive producer, chuckled while telling Global TV, "We are
certainly not trying to exclude any of our viewers so we will call
this...the 'Canadian-American Player'." or as Canadian fans might
say, the "Viewer's Player".
AP Task Overview
Every week Eric was given three tasks he must attempt to complete. He
was given the task in the Diary Room shortly after voting ended, which is
midnight Pacific Time on nights that CBS airs episodes: Tuesday, Thursday,
and Sunday. As of Week 7, all tasks that were given on Thursday night
dealt with Friday's nominations, all tasks given on Tuesday night dealt
with Thursday's eviction, and Sunday's tasks varied but did not deal with
either nominations or evictions.
If Eric had won the HoH competition on Thursday night then he would
have automatically completed the Nomination Task. In this case the top
vote getting in CBS's AP poll would have been nominated along with a
second player of Eric's choosing on Friday night, and Eric's task would
have been complete. When Eric did not win the HoH competition, then he had
to convince the HoH to nominate the AP poll winner on Friday; however, if
the HoH did not put up the player Eric/America was targeting on Friday,
then Eric had a second chance to complete this task at the Veto Ceremony.
Eric completed all but the last of his nomination tasks.
When Eric was nominated for Thursday's eviction, his Tuesday night task
was to flatter and do whatever it takes to make sure a specific person did
not vote to evict him, and he completed this task if that person voted to
evict the other nominee. When Eric was not nominated, then his Tuesday
night task was to target one of the two nominees for eviction. Eric
automatically voted for the winner of the AP poll, and he completed the
task if the majority of HouseGuests voted to evict the same player he had
been instructed to target. Eric successfully completed five of the eight
tasks involving persuading the house to evict a nominee. The one time Eric
was on the block and had to flatter Dick to secure their vote, he chose
Sunday's tasks dealt with Eric's relationships in the House, or were
attempts to shake things up in the House. They varied greatly in
difficulty and consequences for Eric.
Out of 28 tasks Eric completed 21, and failed 7, earning him a total of
major twist this year was "Biggest Nemesis", as there were three
sets of enemies living together, and were revealed as Joe/Dustin
(ex-boyfriends), Daniele/Dick (estranged daughter/father), and
Carol/Jessica (ex-best friends). The twist quickly fell apart as Carol and
Joe were evicted in the first two weeks and Daniele and Dick became close.
Another twist was HouseGuest Eric was "America's Player". Major
alliances this season included the Mrs. Robinson Alliance (Kail, Nick,
Mike, and Zach), a week 3 alliance (Mike, Kail, and Jen), the Late Night
Crew (Dick, Daniele, Eric, Dustin, Amber, Jameka, and Jessica), and the
Little Julie Chens (Dick, Daniele, Jessica, and Eric).
Amber M. Siyavus (born March 17, 1980) (formerly Tomcavage before her
divorce) is a cocktail waitress at Caesars Palace casino in Las Vegas,
Nevada. She is a divorced mother (she was married April 11, 2000 and
divorced after four years of marriage), and says her ex-husband is one of
her best friends. She is also known to be very emotional, most notably
crying at situations and in-house events such as after most nomination
ceremonies, veto competitions, veto ceremonies, and evictions, sometimes
for seemingly no reason at all, even if she did not really like the
person. She would cry in nearly every diary room session broadcasted. At
one point she referred to herself as "ridiculous" for all the
crying she does, and realizes that she needs to be less emotional or it
could cost her the game. Amber has admitted to a previous addiction to
methamphetamine. She is known for swearing on her daughter's life and
often praying to God out loud. Amber garnered national attention after
making anti-Semitic statements. Hollywood news conglomeration Defamer
criticized Amber's sentiments. Notably, aggregate TMZ reported about
Amber's remarks, especially those about being able to recognize a Jew by
the size of their nose or their last name. After this, Amber yelled
at fellow HouseGuest Eric after she claimed that he betrayed her by
threatening to use secrets about her past (faked pregnancies, abortions,
and a drug addiction) against her while in the House for strategic
reasons. On Day 52, Amber beat Daniele in the opening round on Power
of 10 with three questions answered correctly to zero. She went on to play
for $100,000 but missed the question and won $1,000. On Day 62, Amber was
evicted from the Big Brother house with a vote of 3 to 1. It was also
revealed on her eviction night that 78% of America's Player eviction votes
were cast against her.
Carol M. Journey (born March 3, 1986) is a student from Lawrence,
Kansas, born and raised in Haysville, Kansas. Carol attends the University
of Kansas and is part of their dance team. She is the daughter of Kansas
State Senator Phil Journey. Jessica and Carol were best friends as
young teens, but had a falling out and went their separate ways. They were
also cheerleaders together at their high school. She was the first
HouseGuest evicted in a 10-1 vote in favor of Amber.
Daniele Donato (born August 20, 1986) is a Hooters waitress from
California. Dick is her estranged father, with whom she had not spoken for
two years before entering the House. Daniele's budding relationship with
HouseGuest Nick was well received by her father Dick. Daniele lied by
telling the HouseGuests she was 21-years-old on Day 1, while she did not
turn 21 until August 20. The eligibility requirements for Big Brother
state that contestants must be 21 years of age at time of
application. She has two nautical star tattoos, one on the front of
each hip. Daniele has won two Head of Household competitions (Week 5 and
7) and five Power of Veto competitions (Weeks 1, 2, 7, 9 and 10), tying
Janelle's record. In Weeks 2, 6, and 10, she was nominated against her
father, however both survived to make it to the next week. In Week 10
however, Daniele was nominated for eviction and won the final veto of the
season, and used it to save her father from eviction. She was ensured a
place in the final 3 when Dick, (the only HouseGuest able to vote) voted
to evict Jameka. She later made it into the final 2 when Dick won Head of
Household and evicted Zach. In a 5-2 vote, Daniele became the Big Brother
8 runner-up and won $50,000, receiving the votes of Jen and Jameka.
Daniele has co-hosted Housecalls on Mondays with Gretchen Massey the
last two(2) years consecutively. She picked the winner of Season 9 &
10 her first week of each season on Housecalls. She was scheduled to do
Housecalls for Season 11, but due to no sponsorship, Housecalls was
Daniele is currently attending college to acquire her Bachelors Degree.
Richard Louis "Evel Dick" Donato (born June 24, 1963) is from
Los Angeles, California. Daniele is his estranged daughter. Dick is an
acquaintance with numerous celebrities, one in particular being Cher, with
whom he claims to have once had dinner. He is also friends with Dilana
from the reality show Rock Star: Supernova. He also claimed that he had
dated Jerri Manthey of Survivor fame, even though they eventually broke
up, he says they remain friends. Grodner reports that Dick was a stand-in
for Keith Richards during the filming of Pirates of the Caribbean: At
World's End. He is an atheist although his mother is an ordained
Dick was quite abusive to the other HouseGuests, ridiculing their
sexualities, their religious beliefs, and their ethnicities. Although Dick
has been admonished as crass, he was nonetheless relatively popular with
Dick was a finalist in the selection process for Seasons 5 and 6.
Dick and Daniele have started to mend their relationship, and Daniele had
told Dick she loved him while he was participating in last HoH
competition. Dick has said he will do anything for Daniele. An example of
this when they were both nominated on Day 42. After Dick won the Power of
Veto, he used it to save Daniele rather than himself.
In Week 2, Dick said that he was playing to keep himself and his
daughter as the final two, so that no matter how jury members felt about
them, and their potential betrayals of allies, the jury must vote the
half-million prize to either Dick or Daniele. In week 2, 6, and 10, Dick
was nominated for eviction. In week 10 he was spared when his daughter
saved him with the Power of Veto, ensuring him a place in the final 3. As
the only HouseGuest able to vote, he then voted to evict Jameka. On Day 76
Dick won the final HoH and evicted Zach taking his daughter to the final
On Day 81, the jury cast a 5-2 vote that crowned Dick the winner of Big
Brother 8 and the recipient of $500,000. Dick received votes from Eric,
Dustin, Amber, Zach, and Jessica.
Dustin Simon Erikstrup (born January 21, 1985) is a shoe salesman from
Chicago, Illinois, and is of Danish descent. Dustin and Joe used to be a
couple, and had a bitter breakup. On Big Brother, Dustin was the fourth
Head of Household of the season. His actions during that week's Power of
Veto competition drew criticism from other HouseGuests who called his
acceptance of $5,000 and a vacation to Barbados selfish. After
Dustin asked to be put on the block against Dick (a move intended to rub
in Dick's seemingly imminent eviction), America's Player (Eric) was
instructed to vote against Dustin, causing Eric to begin talking in favor
of voting out Dustin. Eric flipped their vote against Dustin, and Dustin
was evicted by a 4-2 vote on Day 48, thus becoming the first member of the
Jury. Ironically, Eric said privately he was glad to eliminate Dustin,
whose vote had saved Eric from eviction the prior week. Even Dick was
stunned at the twist of events, since he had purposely, viciously insulted
the others to draw certain eviction, when he and his daughter were both in
danger as nominees.
Eric Scott Stein (born January 25, 1980) is a talent management
assistant from New York, New York. He grew up in Yorktown Heights, New
York and attended Boston University. He has a 31-year-old brother named
Josh and a 23-year-old brother named Alex. He is "America's
Player". In weeks 3 and 4, Eric's orders from the viewers to vote for
Kail's eviction caused the HouseGuests to wonder who the extra votes were
from. He has also stated he is of the Jewish faith (though he is not very
religious, he does observe the major Jewish holidays). Eric and fellow
HouseGuest Jessica shared their first kiss on Day 58. Eric runs a small
theater company called "Off Center Productions" in which he acts
as owner, director and co-choreographer. The company has been on hiatus
while he pursues other interests, but past productions have included
Godspell and Grease. After failing to be chosen to compete in a Power of
Veto competition for the first eight weeks of the show, Eric was finally
chosen for, and won, the Power of Veto competition in Week 8. Eric was
evicted by a 2-0 vote in week 9 in a special Double Eviction. By
completing 21 out of 28 tasks as "America's Player" Eric earned
$40,000. He recently guest starred on an episode of Big Brother 9, with
current girlfriend, and former houseguest Jessica. He once stated that he
"loved Katie Holmes so much I could cry."
Jameka Linette Cameron (born July 20, 1978) is a school counselor from
Waldorf, Maryland and attended Elizabeth City State University. Fellow
HouseGuest, Dick, wrote in his Head of Household blog that he felt Jameka
was smart and trusting. Jameka has consistently been seen as deeply
religious, believing that God wanted her to play for the person who drew
her name for the Veto competition, regardless of who it was. During the
Power of Veto competition on Day 36, Jameka chose to forfeit five HoH
competitions and rejected a $10,000 personal offer when seeking the Veto
for Eric in her alliance;
Jameka had previously rejected a $5,000 offer when supporting her
alliance, despite strong fears she will not win the show's prize money.
She was evicted in week 10 by a 1-0 vote.
Jennifer "Jen" Marie Johnson (born April 25, 1984) is a
nanny, estate manager, and bikini model. Jen is from Beverly Hills,
California. On July 29 during the live feeds, she admitted to Kail that
she worked for Vanna White. Mike "Boogie" from Chilltown has
reported that he helped train her. Her previous television appearances
include playing for the NY Euphoria in the 2006 Lingerie Bowl, and has
said she appeared on an episode of Wheel of Fortune before being employed
by Vanna White. Jen was also an extra on the show Las Vegas. She was a
girl sitting poolside in a red bikini in the episode, "Wagers of
Sin". Jen became the second Head of Household of the season. Jen's
family and friends have told producers and the public that Jen was
"playing dumb" in the House and Jen has claimed that it takes
time to get to know her real personality.
On Day 36, during the veto competition, "Numbers Don't Lie"
(which Jen has claimed to Gretchen Massey is her favorite competition),
Jen agreed to wear a bunny suit for five days, eat slop for 30 days (which
she had started to ignore on Day 52, and was penalized with a vote for
eviction from Big Brother), have funk dumped on her, and give up half of
her prize money should she make it to the end of the game. This meant that
Jen was only eligible to win $250,000 if she won Big Brother. Jen had
always said she was there for the Big Brother experience and not for the
money, and she was not sure if the money would make her life better or
worse. As she was already satisfied with her life, she was willing to give
up some of the prize money had she won the game. This had no effect on her
game as Jen was evicted 6-0 by a unanimous vote (with her penalty vote
taken into account) on Day 55, August 23, 2007. Although Jen had earlier
stated in the show that she might not participate in the jury house, on
the September 11 episode she was shown entering sequester following her
Jen briefly returned to the Big Brother house in 2008, where she
participated in a food competition with the Big Brother 10 houseguests.
The competition was designed to celebrate 10 seasons of Big Brother, with
one representative from each season.
Jessica Lynn Hughbanks (born December 22, 1985) is a Wichita State
University student, Wichita Wild Indoor Football and Wichita Thunder dance
team member from Haysville, Kansas. Jessica is also a Maxim Hometown
Hottie and appeared on Maxim's website. Jessica and Carol were best
friends as young teens, but had a falling out and went their separate
ways. Jessica won the Head of Household competition on Day 41, beating Jen
in the final round of the "Let's Make a Duel" HoH competition.
Jessica won her second Head of Household on Day 55, beating Dick in the
"Tanks for the Memories" HoH competition. Jessica and fellow
HouseGuest Eric shared their first kiss on Day 58. Jessica had considered
nominating either Dick and/or Daniele for eviction (fearing their combined
votes later in the game), and her end-game ally Eric had the Power of Veto
to allow naming Dick/Daniele; however, Eric, as America's Player, was not
able to use the power of veto on the nominations, and Eric insisted for
Jessica to "trust" that Dick/Daniele would honor their alliance
to become the final four. However, Jessica's suspicion was confirmed, and
in the next round, Zach immediately nominated her for eviction, in secret
alliance with the Donatos. Jessica was evicted in a 2-1 vote (by Dick and
Daniele) on Day 69, becoming the fourth juror and the 9th person evicted.
In her exit interview, Jessica stated that she could not "trust the
Donatos" in the end-game. In her goodbye message from Eric, Eric had
told her that he loved her minutes after Jessica had told Julie Chen that
she loved him.
Jessica appeared on the first episode of Big Brother 11 and was allowed
a shot to come back into the house. If her "clique" won the HOH,
she would enter the house as the 13th, and final HouseGuest, and she would
be crowned the first HOH of the season. However, the popular crowd came
second, meaning Jessica was eliminated, and would not re-enter the Big
Joseph Barber II (born September 28, 1983) is a receptionist from
Chicago, Illinois. Joe and Dustin were a couple but had a bitter breakup.
By a vote of 9-1, he was the second HouseGuest evicted. Joe once made an
appearance on elimiDATE.
Kail Lucille Harbick (born October 5, 1969) is a business owner from
McKenzie Bridge, Oregon who works as a real estate agent for Prudential
Financial. In addition to her estate business, she and her husband own
several businesses in Blue River, Oregon: a grocery store, a motel,
a restaurant, and a resort. A devout fan of Big Brother, Kail had
previously applied for Big Brother 5 and Big Brother 6. On Day 34, she
stated in the Diary Room that she wanted to leave the House and walk;
however, she was talked out of it by the show's producers. During the veto
competition on Day 36, Kail agreed to sit out the HoH competition for the
next five weeks, however it had no effect on her game as Kail was evicted
by a 4-3 vote on Day 41.
Michael S. Dutz (born August 20, 1980) is a painting contractor from
Three Lakes, Wisconsin, and is a model with BMG Model & Talent Agency.
He has appeared on the Lifetime show Gay, Straight or Taken?. He was the
straight and available one. Mike was known in the Big Brother House for
being quiet and not connecting with the other HouseGuests. Mike was
nominated alongside Kail by Dick. Fellow HouseGuest Dustin said,
"Mike, I'm sorry, you've been in the House for three weeks, and I
know four things about you: You're from Wisconsin, you like planes, you're
a model, and you eat a lot of meat." Mike was evicted by a vote of
7-2 on Day 27
Nicholas Anton Starcevic (born March 5, 1982) is a former college
American football player from Kimball, Minnesota and was once crowned
MTV's "Spring Break King" while on vacation in Cancún. Nick has
worn t-shirts of his former teammate and Eastern Washington University
Eagle Jake Young, having last played for EWU's Big Sky Conference
championship teams in 2004 and 2005. He played American football for the
University of Minnesota Crookston for 4 years and then played professional
football in Europe for Team Finland of the European Football League (EFL).
Nick was nominated alongside Kail on Day 31 in place of Jen, being evicted
on Day 34 by a 6-2 vote. Before moving into the House, Nick lived in
Shepparton, Australia and taught Biomechanics, Anatomy & Physiology
and Outdoor Education.
He and Daniele had a close relationship in the show. When Daniele left
the house to play on the game show Power of 10, Nick was brought in as her
supporter. However, Daniele did not make it to the main round and did not
get to see Nick.
Nick is represented by Silver Models, New York City.
Zachary Joseph Swerdzewski (born April 17, 1977) is a graphic designer
from Tallahassee, Florida. Zach graduated from Florida State University,
where he was a member of the Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity. He owns a company
called Dolphin Crash. On the show, he has been seen wearing shirts with
the company's name and logo, and sports the logo as a tattoo on his
upper-left shoulder on his back. Zach once made an appearance on an
episode of E!'s Style Court. Zach mentioned that he and his friends had a
robot finish in 2nd place on Comedy Central's BattleBots. On Day 62, Zach
won the "Tea Party" Head of Household competition. He won the
"Niagara Balls" Power of Veto competition on Day 69. In Week 10,
Zach won his second HoH competition, guaranteeing himself a spot in the
Final 3. Zach was evicted and became the final member of the jury when
Dick won the final Head of Household and chose to take Daniele with him to
the Final 2.
Each week in the Big Brother House is summarized in the table on
the main page. A typical week began with the Head of Household competition
during the live Thursday episode and ended with the eviction of a
HouseGuest during the following Thursday's episode. The next
"week" immediately started after the eviction with the next Head
of Household competition. Evictions, competitions, and other noteworthy
events for a particular week are noted. Some of the events listed may not
be in order of sequence.
- On Day 1, Dick, Dustin, and Jessica watched the eleven
HouseGuests via the spy screen in the HoH bedroom.
- It was revealed that Dick & Daniele were an estranged
father and daughter, Dustin & Joe were ex-boyfriends, and
Jessica & Carol were ex-best friends.
- Eric was revealed to be America's Player, who will do the
bidding of viewers who've voted via text message or through
- On Day 1, Kail became the first Head of Household after
Dick, Dustin, and Jessica voted her into the position.
- On Day 5, Kail nominated Amber and Carol for eviction.
- On Day 7, Daniele won the Power of Veto and chose not to use
it on Day 9.
- HoH: "Mushroom Madness"; the eleven
HouseGuests must pair up into teams, with the sole HouseGuest
automatically eliminated, and stand in front of a mushroom.
The riders rode a spinning mushroom while the sitters sat and
answer a series of true-or-false questions. For every wrong
answer, that team's mushroom will spin faster and if a player
fell off, that team would be eliminated. Kail outlasted the
other mushroom riders and was voted into the HoH position by
the three unknown nemesis.
- Food: "Butter Me Up"; the House split into
two teams: red (Amber, Carol, Dick, Dustin, Jen, and Mike) and
blue (Daniele, Eric, Jameka, Jessica, Joe, Nick, and Zach).
Each team had to pour butter on themselves with a giant butter
dispensor and transfer it across a red carpet and into a box
of popcorn. The team with the heaviest box of popcorn would
win food for the week, while the losing team were restricted
to slop. The red team dominated with 77 pounds over the losing
team's 37 pounds and won food for the week.
- PoV: "Hide and Seek"; players had one
minute to hide a veto box inside the Big Brother house. When
all six veto boxes were hidden, one by one, the players had a
time limit to find another player's veto box. The player whose
veto box was not found would win the Power of Veto. Daniele's
box was not found, so she won the Veto Power. POV Players:
Carol & Amber, Nominees, Kail, HOH, Danielle, Nick, and
- On Day 1, Amber, Carol, Daniele, Eric, Jameka, Jen, Joe,
Kail, Mike, Nick, and Zach entered the House. Dick, Dustin,
and Jessica entered via the Head of Household bedroom on Day
- On Day 13, Carol was evicted in a 10-1 vote. Jen was the
only vote to evict Amber.
- On Day 13, Jen became the new Head of Household.
- On Day 14, Jen nominated Daniele and Dick for eviction.
- On Day 15, Daniele won the Power of Veto and chose to use it
on herself on Day 17. Jen nominated Joe in her place.
- HoH: "Majority Rules"; players were asked a
series of questions about which of two HouseGuests would
adhere to certain situations. The object was not to base the
answer on personal opinions, but how they thought the majority
would answer. The minority of the voters were eliminated each
round. If there was a tie, no one would be eliminated. Dustin,
Eric, Jen, and Joe exhausted to the tie-breaker round, where
Jen won with the closest number.
- Food: "Name That Pie"; the HouseGuests
split into two teams: red (Amber, Daniele, Jameka, Jessica,
Joe, and Kail) and blue (Dick, Dustin, Eric, Mike, Nick and
Zach). Each team bid how many bites it would take to identify
the two ingredients in a pie. The ingredients ranged from
blueberry to tofu. If a player correctly identified the pie,
they win a point for the team, but if they were unable to
identify the pie, they would win a point for the opposing
team. The blue team won food for the week in a close game.
- PoV: "Cutthroat Christmas"; players had to
slide a curling stone down an icy path toward a red line. Each
round, the least accuarte slider would be eliminated from the
game and choose a present from under a giant Christmas tree.
The last player standing got the pick of the prizes won.
Daniele won the Power of Veto, Amber won a chance to be
handcuffed to another HouseGuest, Dick won a plasma TV, Mike
won a date with another HouseGuest, Jen won a red unitard, and
Joe won a slop pass. POV players; Dick and Danielle, Nominees,
Jen - HOH, Amber, Mike and Joe.
- On Day 20, Joe was evicted in a 9-1 vote. Only Kail voted to
- On Day 20, Dick became the new Head of Household.
- On Day 21, Dick nominated Jen and Kail for eviction.
- On Day 22, Jen won the Power of Veto and chose to use it on
herself on Day 24. Dick nominated Mike in her place.
- HoH: "Getting Schooled"; Players were asked
a series of true-or-false questions in subjects like
geography, math, and history that pretained to the Big Brother
house and game. A wrong answer resulted in elimination, unless
everyone got the question wrong. In a tie-breaker between
Daniele, Dick, and Mike, Dick was closest to the correct
answer without going over and became the new Head of
- Food: "Misson InPastaBowl"; the HouseGuests
paired off to jump into two bowls of giant pasta which
contained meatballs with different types of food written on
them. The pairs had match up a specific "meatball"
from tub A and tub B. When the two houseguests matched their
meatballs, they won that food for the week. When the time ran
out, the House would win any food collected in the
- PoV: "Mad Hatter"; players had to stand on
a pedestal while balancing a martini glass on a giant hat,
while wearing thick amounts of clothing. If the martini glass
fell or if the HouseGuest stepped down, they would be
eliminated. The last HouseGuest standing would win the Golden
Power of Veto. To make it interesting, the remaining
HouseGuests would wear various costumes to distract the
HouseGuests from the game. Dick got down from his pedestal,
giving Jen the Veto Power for the week. POV Players; Jen and
Kail, Nominees; Dick, HOH, Jessica, Nick and Zach.
- On Day 27, Mike was evicted in a 7-2 vote. Only Zach and
Eric (under America's choice) voted to evict Kail.
- On Day 27, Dustin became the new Head of Household.
- On Day 28, Dustin nominated Jen and Kail for eviction.
- On Day 29, Jameka won the Power of Veto and chose to use it
on Jen on Day 31. Dustin nominated Nick in her place.
- HoH: "Eliminator"; players were asked a
series of questions, to which the correct answer would be on
of the three evicted HouseGuests. If a player was correct,
they would get to eliminate a player from the game. But an
incorrect answer would result in the HouseGuest getting
eliminated themselves. The last HouseGuest standing would
become the new HoH. Dustin won the competition.
- Food: "Humpty Scramble"; the HouseGuests
paired off and had to find a series of colored puzzle pieces
that matched their clothing and piece them together to make an
egg. The first team that successfully completed their puzzle
would not only win food, but put five people on slop. Jameka
and Jessica were the first to put their egg puzzle together
and put Dick, Jen, Kail, Nick, and Zach on slop.
- PoV: "Vincent Van Veto"; players had to
depict common Big Brother phrases in a series of picture
puzzles. A correct answer would result in a HouseGuest gaining
Big Brother bucks, but an incorrect answer would result in
elimination. The player with the most Big Brother bucks, or is
the last player standing would win the Power of Veto. As Jen
missed the last question, Jameka was given the Veto Power as
she had the most Big Brother bucks. POV Players; Jen and Kail,
nominees; Dustin, HOH; Jameka, Danielle and Jessica.
- On Day 34, Nick was evicted in a 6-2 vote. Zach and Eric
(under America's choice) were once again the only votes to
- On Day 34, Daniele became the new Head of Household.
- On Day 35, Daniele nominated Jen and Kail for eviction.
- On Day 36, Jen won the Power of Veto and chose to use it on
herself on Day 38. Daniele nominated Eric in her place.
- HoH: "Time's Up"; the HouseGuests hung
upside down on rocking pendulums. If a player fell off their
pendulum, or their torso was raised above the bar, they would
be eliminated. The last player standing would be the new Head
of Household. After nearly two hours, Kail dropped down,
giving Daniele the HoH title.
- PoV: "The Numbers Don't Lie"; players had
to bid how many hours they would be willing to do a horrid
task. Each task would get more and more difficult. If a player
had the lowest, they would be eliminated, but if a player was
in the middle, they would not have to do the task. Jen won the
Power of Veto after she agreed to wearing a bunny suit for 120
hours, dunp smelly funk on herself for 24 times every hour,
eat slop for 720 hours, and receive only half of the $500,000
prize money in the event she won Big Brother. POV Players; Jen
and Kail, nominees; Danielle, HOH; Jameka, Dustin and Zach.
Jameka gave up the right to compete in the next 5 HOH
competitions, but failed to win the veto.
- On Day 41, Kail was evicted in a close 4-3 vote.
- On Day 41, Jessica became the new Head of Household.
- On Day 42, Jessica nominated Daniele and Dick for eviction.
- On Day 43, Dick won the Power of Veto and chose to use it on
Daniele on Day 45. Jessica nominated Dustin in her place.
- HoH: "Let's Make A Duel"; the HouseGuests
faced off two at a time and had to guess which evicted
HouseGuest made certain statements in the Diary Room. The
player who buzzed in first and answered correctly stayed in
the game, while their opponent was eliminated. The person who
remained chose the next two HouseGuests to compete. When it
came down to Jessica and Jen, Jessica buzzed in quickly and
correctly, winning her first Head of Household competition.
- Food: "House of Rock"; the HouseGuests
split into two teams: the Redhouse Rockers (Daniele, Dick,
Dustin, and Jen) and the Big Brother Blues (Amber, Eric,
Jameka, and Zach). The object was to smash open guitars to
look for dollar signs. The team who gains 20
"dollars" first, would win food for the week. The
Big Brother Blues won the competition. Dick had found a slop
pass and gave it to Jen to win her vote.
- PoV: "Shot For Shot"; players had to drink
concoctions to secure shots in a croquet game. The player who
scored the most points in the croquet game, would win the
Power of Veto. Dick beat Dustin out by one point and won the
Power of Veto. POV Players: Dick and Danielle, nominees;
Jessica, HOH; Jameka, Zach and Dustin.
- On Day 48, Dustin was evicted in a 4-2 vote. Only Amber and
Jameka voted to evict Dick. Dustin became the first member of
the Jury of Seven, who will decide help the winner of Big
- On Day 48, Daniele became the new Head of Household.
- On Day 49, Daniele nominated Amber and Jameka for eviction.
- On Day 50, Daniele won the Power of Veto and chose to use it
on Amber on Day 52, nominating Jen in her place.
- On Day 52, Jen was penalized for going against the slop
restriction and was given a penalty eviction vote against her
on Day 55.
- HoH: "Stange Visitors"; the night before
the eviction, the HouseGuests were visited by a series of odd
characters, including the Mad Hatter. The visitors said and
did things that pretained to the HoH competition. The
contestants were asked a series of true-or-false questions
about the visitors. If a HouseGuest was incorrect, they would
be eliminated, unless everyone got it wrong. Daniele was the
last standing and won her second Head of Household
- Food: "Slop Pong"; the House split into two
teams: red (Dick, Eric, Jessica, and Zach) and blue (Amber,
Daniele, Jameka, and Jen). Donning togas, the HouseGuests had
to shoot a volleyball across a net and into ten trash cans on
the other side. The team that reaches ten before the other,
would win food for the week. The red team beat out the blue
team in a close game. Daniele was not put on slop as she was
- PoV: "Big Brother Speedway"; players had to
guess what the percentage of viewers thought of certain
HouseGuests or the Big Brother house. The player whose
percentage was furthest away would be eliminated from the
game. In a bonus prize, the final two players standing would
win a trip outside the house to compete in CBS reality show Power
of 10. Daniele won her third Power of Veto in the game so
far. POV Players: Amber and Jameka, nominees; Danielle, HOH;
Dick, Jessica and Zach.
Amber and Danielle won the trip outside the house to compete in
"The Power of 10"
- On Day 55, Jen was evicted unanimously by a vote of 6-0. Jen
became the second member in the Jury of Seven, joining Dustin.
- On Day 55, Jessica became the new Head of Household.
- On Day 56, Jessica nominated Amber and Zach for eviction.
- On Day 57, Eric won the Power of Veto and chose not to use
it on Day 59.
- HoH: "Tanks For The Memories"; the
HouseGuests were asked a series of A-or-B questions based on
the first five evicted HouseGuests' opinion. If a player was
incorrect, Jen, the recent evictee, would press a button and
they would plunge into a 250 gallon tank, unless everyone got
it wrong. The last player standing would be the new HoH.
Jessica was the last standing and won her second Head of
- Luxury: "Shop Til You Drop"; the House
spilt in two teams by gender and had to wear clothings that
contained letters on them. The object was to take off the
clothes and unscramble the words that pretained to the Big
Brother 8 house ("Bunny Suit", "Unitard",
and "Toga"). The team who succeeds first would win a
2-minute shopping spree. The girls won over the boys in the
- PoV: "Catsractch Veto"; the HouseGuests
listened to the Cat say the answer to a riddle and the
HouseGuests had to find the answer on a fake rat. Each round a
player was eliminated if they did not arrive at the pedastal
in time or they were incorrect. The last HouseGuest standing
would win the Power of Veto. Eric won his first competition
and the Veto Power for the week. POV Players: Amber and Zach,
nominees; Jessica, HOH; Jameka, Danielle, and Eric.
- On Day 62, Amber was evicted in a 3-1 vote. Amber became the
third member of the Jury of Seven, joining Dustin and Jen.
- On Day 62, Zach became the new Head of Household.
- On Day 63, Zach nominated Jameka and Jessica for eviction.
- On Day 64, Daniele won the Power of Veto and chose not to
use it on Day 66.
- On Day 69, Dick became the new Head of Household, as part of
the Fast Forward Eviction.
- On Day 69, Dick nominated Eric and Jameka for eviction, as
part of the Fast Forward Eviction.
- On Day 69, Zach won the Power of Veto and chose not to use
- HoH: "Big Brother Tea Party"; the
HouseGuests had to walk across a slippery path, transferring a
6 ounce cup of tea from a tea pitcher to a jar. The HouseGuest
who fills their tea up to 55 gallons in the jar before any
other HouseGuest would become the new Head of Household. Zach
filled his jar just before Dick and won his first Head of
- PoV: "The Janelle-O-Vision"; Big Brother 6
& 7 HouseGuest Janelle hosted the Veto competition. One by
one, players were spun on a pink chair and had to depict which
two HouseGuests' face made a mixed face swirl. The player with
the most swirls would win the Power of Veto. Daniele had the
most with seven and won her fourth Power of Veto.
- HoH: "Before or After"; HouseGuests stood
on a multiple staircase and were asked a series of questions
to see if an event occurred before or after another event. The
player with the most points in the end, would win the HoH
title for the hour. Dick had the most in the end and became
the new Head of Household.
- PoV: "Niagara Balls"; the HouseGuests put
on pads and were dumped on by a series of colorful balls from
a chute. The player who collects five green balls and place
them in their chute would win the Power of Veto. Zach was able
to get the five green balls and won the Veto power. Jameka was
disqualified after a blue ball found her way into her chute
- On Day 69, Jessica was evicted in a 2-1 vote, becoming the
fourth jury member, joining Dustin, Jen, and Amber. As part of
the Fast Forward Eviction, Eric was evicted in a 2-0 vote,
becoming the fifth jury member, joining Dustin, Jen, Amber,
- On Day 69, Zach became the new Head of Household.
- On Day 70, Zach nominated Daniele and Dick for eviction.
- On Day 71, Daniele won the Power of Veto and chose to use it
on Dick on Day 74, therefore putting Jameka, the only eligible
replacement, on the block.
- HoH: "Picture This"; Daniele, Jameka, and
Zach competed in the competition, with Dick hosting. The
HouseGuests had studied picture stills on the Memory Wall
before entering the competition. Each HouseGuest stood on a
nine-step staircase and answered a series of questions about
the photos. The answer was always a number. The player who
stood at the ninth step would win the Head of Household
position. Both Zach and Daniele made it to the top step, but
Zach beat her in the tie-breaker round, becoming the new HoH
after only being out of the position for a few hours.
- PoV: "Big Brother Decoder"; the final four
HouseGuests had to match a clue to a HouseGuest's face that
interlocked with another HouseGuest's face. Once that is done,
the HouseGuest must twist the knob and match the HouseGuest
with the corresponding number. The first HouseGuest to
correctly label the many seconds they've been in the Big
Brother house will win the Power of Veto. Daniele was the
first to crack the code and won her fifth Power of Veto.
- On Day 74, Jameka was evicted in a 1-0 vote, becoming the
sixth jury member, joining Dustin, Jen, Amber, Jessica, and
- On Day 74, Zach won part one of the final Head of Household
- On Day 75, Dick won part two of the final Head of Household
- On Day 76, Dick won part three of the final Head of
- On Day 77, the final two HouseGuests attended a three-hour
session in which the jury members, connected via satellite
from the jury house, asked the pair questions about the game
and why the jury members should give either of them their
- HoH Pt.1: "The Bunny Hop"; the final three
HouseGuests stood atop a pedastal, holding their key to the
Big Brother house. In pouring rain, the players had to hop
over a rabbit turnstile until they were the last HouseGuest
standing. Dick got down after seven hours and forty-two
minutes, leaving Zach the winner of Round One.
- HoH Pt.2: "Chain of Commands"; Dick and
Daniele had to jump in a tank, collect puzzle pieces and place
them in the correct order in a series of slots. The puzzle
made a path that led from the first Head of Household to the
last. The order was: Kail, Jen, Dick, Dustin, Daniele,
Jessica, Daniele, Jessica, Zach, Dick, and Zach. Dick won with
the fastest time and went on to face Zach in Round Three.
- HoH Pt.3: "Jury Statements"; Dick and Zach
were asked to finish a statement from each of the six jury
members by answering with A or B. Dick was the winner of the
final HoH competition.
- On Day 76, Zach was evicted and became the seventh and final
- On Day 81, Dick left the house after being named the winner
of Big Brother 8 by a jury vote of 5-2, gaining Dustin, Amber,
Jessica, Eric, and Zach's support. Daniele left the house as
runner-up, gaining Jen and Jameka's support.