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Big Brother Canada News
Reunion host Roz Weston on the set
of Big Brother Canada
The cast of BB Canada gets ready
for the ET Canada Reunion Show, Wednesday, May 8th on Global
Jillian MacLaughlin returns home to a hero's
welcome in Nova Scotia. [Photo Credit: New
Tonight is our reunion show on Entertainment
Tonight Canada! [May 8, 2013] by BBLuver for MortysTV.com
Big Brother Canada Reunion Special hosted by Roz Weston See the Whole
Jillian is asked if is weird to be around people, to which she replies "A
little." Jillian says, "It's easier to hang around a lot of people than only
one or two, where you are forced to socialize."
Jillian feels the rules
were upheld strictly during the game and is glad they were upheld during the
We are shown the clip of Topaz' messed up vote during the finale. Topaz
tells us that she doesn't want anything to be taken away from Jillian
winning and that she is an amazing competitor and a great player. "Gary is a
great player too and my best friend. They are both very deserving," Topaz
clarifies. Topaz says it hurts more that she did that after her 150% comment
when she locked in her vote. Topaz says she wasn't hoping Jillian didn't
win, but Gary is her best friend.
Amidst laughter from others, Topaz presses on that it wasn't vindictive, she
just wanted her best friend to win. She congratulates Jillian.
We are shown Gary's final plea for votes before the jury voted in the
finale. Gary sees a fighter when he watches that. He wanted to win badly.
Gary tells us the game is very hard, and you have to play every single
angle. He fought from the beginning just being himself, but he enjoyed every
minute of it.
When Gary heard Topaz voted for Jillian, he was like "Jill-what?" He was
stunned and then thought Topaz was giving props to Jillian since she wasn't
a weak player. "Even though it made sense, I'd have talked to her later."
Gary forgives her, he doesn't hold grudges.
Emmett admits he was smiling about Topaz' mistake; he was happy for
Jillian. The rules bit him sometimes in competitions but this time they paid
Roz, the host, talks to "Jemmett". Emmett told ET Canada that he and Jillian
were going to head back to Nova Scotia and see what's going on. Roz shows
clips of where Emmett was willing to sell out Jillian for the competition.
Jillian is grinning when the clips are over. Roz asks them to make out;
Emmett covers their faces with his cowboy hat and kisses her. They are
definitely still together.
Roz moves onto Alec & Topaz' showmance. We are shown clips of where Alec
says he'll go after Topaz.
Topaz yells out "Jillian! Girl power!" and laughs. Topaz says there are
still things she's learning and she loves everyone in the house. She got to
know Alec better in the jury house, but romantically? "No. It's a
cuddlemance, no more."
Talla calls out "Then I showed up!" Topaz jokes that Talla became her new
showmance. Roz moves on to the next attention grabber in the house, Liza -
who had a triangle with Tom and Peter. Clips are shown to remind us.
Clips end with Tom looking serious. Liza and Peter have matching elastics
around their hand. Talla calls out something that makes the audience laugh,
but we can't clearly hear it. Peter says he is still head over heels for
Liza, and Liza says she feels like the luckiest girl in the world right now.
Tom says "What guy wouldn't fall for Liza? It's not the easiest thing, but
worth every damn minute."
Liza says there is a lot of land that separates her from both the guys,
but she doesn't feel she has to choose.
Time for questions. Andrew is asked about what will happen with the East
Coast alliance now. Andrew says it is just a game, he takes it as a
compliment. He would've went to final three with them, even if he didn't
win. He knows it sounds stupid, but he would've. Emmett gave him a
compliment that he couldn't beat him. Peter is asked which he'd rather live
off of for a week - a garden salad or slop. Peter thinks hard, looking
grossed out, and picks slop.
The first six are asked, since they could watch from home, who had the best
strategy and who deserved to win? Danielle yells out "Gary" and lots of
One person who kept things as light as possible was Talla, from the many
times she got drunk to the many times she failed at a challenge. We are
shown clips. Talla stands and waves her arms. She has no regrets. If you're
going to drink, don't do what she does, Talla tells Roz. She doesn't
remember many moments, but she remembered people took care of her and she
had lots of fun. Talla high 5's AJ cause he's awesome. We're wrapping this
up but don't forget Big Brother 15 premiers on June 26! Have a great night,
Brother Canada’: The Milkman (under) delivers [May 6, 2013] by Cody Powell
TV Guide Canada
Last Thursday, when Emmett Blois was evicted from the Big Brother Canada
house and made the final member of the jury, you could almost hear a pin
drop in the show’s studio.
There were a couple of sick individuals who clapped, ruining the moment of
silence such a shocking eviction deserved, but most were left speechless
(and motionless), their brains unable to transmit words to their mouths
through a traffic jam of disbelief and disappointment.
Emmett was, in a sense, the perfect champion for Big Brother Canada‘s
inaugural season, typifying exactly what the game is all about. He made big
moves. He won the most challenges. He played a great social game. He
strategized his butt off. And he did all that despite being fingered as a
huge threat from Day 1, when Suzette nominated him for eviction alongside
‘Big Brother Canada’ interview: Emmett Blois on
keeping Gary, handling fame
by Matt Carter @ cartermatt.com For about the
entirety of the pre-jury game on “Big Brother Canada,” we were pretty
convinced that the winner was going to be one half of the Sheyld in Peter
Brown. However, from the start of jury straight on to the final three, it
felt almost obvious that Emmett Blois was going to take it. He was a
physical threat, a strong strategist, and he and Jillian MacLaughlin (now
known as your official winner) had an alliance that was completely
It is for this reason that Emmett told our group of reporters Thursday night
following the taping that he was completely ready to take Jillian to the end
at all costs. He felt that the moment of leaving the house was best left to
he and his showmance partner, and he also defended his choice to try and
take Gary to the end of the game … even though it was probably not the best
move in retrospect given that Talla probably would not have been in a
position to win the final Head of Household of the season.
‘Big Brother Canada’ interview: Final chats with Gary Levy, host Arisa Cox
by Matt Carter @ cartermatt.com We are now here with the final two interviews from the post-”Big Brother Canada” finale event in the backyard of the house, and they are lively discussions with both runner-up Gary Levy and host Arisa Cox. Both interviews, like the night as a whole, were a part of a crazy and at times emotional experience and are worth a watch. (Thanks again to BB Canada Insider for all the work they’ve done to get these online!)
Brenchel on Jemmett: Brendon & Rachel Discuss Jillian & Emmett
by Rob Cesternino
Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly from Big Brother 12 & 13 discuss the latest happenings on Big Brother Canada LIVE with Rob Cesternino.
Rachel describes her love for Gary Glitter and how happy she is that he
returned to the house. Plus, Brendon and Rachel discuss what is like to play
the Big Brother game as a showmance like Jillian and Emmett have done this
season. Dan Gheesling on the Big Brother Canada Finale
Controversy [May 3, 2013] by Rob Cesternino @ huffingtonpost.ca
Dan Gheesling witnessed the drama first hand at the Big Brother Canada finale when Topaz put the wrong key in the box and voted for Jillian to win over Gary Glitter. We spoke with Dan about his feelings about the Big Brother Canada drama and his thoughts on meeting with Jillian, Emmett, Andrew, Gary and Talla while in the house.
Big Brother Canada winner from Nova Scotia blown away by homecoming
[May 6, 2013] By Staff @ New Glasgow News New Glasgow’s Jillian MacLaughlin was blown away by the support she received Sunday night as she was welcomed home after winning the first ever Big Brother Canada last week.
Saturday night she flew into Halifax, but didn’t return to New Glasgow until Sunday, where she was welcomed by family and friends, before a parade through downtown New Glasgow.
The parade ended at Glasgow Square where she was welcomed by hundreds of fans cheering her on and looking for pictures and autographs of Pictou County’s newest celebrity. Emmett Blois, MacLaughlin’s ally on the show, was also with her. She said everything is still surreal and hasn’t sunk in yet.
‘Big Brother Canada’ in review: Three things that should change for season 2
[May 5, 2013] by Matt Carter @ cartermatt.com Don’t think of the title as a negative: As we begin to wrap up our “Big Brother Canada” coverage for the year, we come here to praise the show rather than to bury it. It was an entertaining season almost throughout, and even if you hate the way things ended, it’s hard to deny that the show’s first venture north of the border was more entertaining at times than many recent seasons of the American show (at least 12 and 13).
[BTW: I read Matt Carter everyday, and I agree with his suggestions, and I
agree it was a great season. -Morty]Big Brother
Canada victory tainted by mistaken vote [May 5,
2013] by Staff Writer @ Winnipeg Free Press TORONTO -- Controversy
swirls over a questionable vote that has crowned a Nova Scotia teacher the
first-ever Big Brother Canada champ.
Athletic brunette Jillian MacLaughlin scored four votes from a seven-member
jury tasked with deciding between her and her flamboyant co-finalist Gary
lead to Big Brother win for teacher [May 3, 2013]
by Andrea Nemetz, Arts Reporter @ The Chronicle Herald Being named
the first winner of Big Brother Canada still hadn’t sunk in for New
Glasgow’s Jillian MacLaughlin on Friday morning.
The 27-year-old teacher said that from the day she entered the house, 71
days previously, she never pictured winning.
“You go in with small goals,” she said by phone from Toronto in the midst of
a media blitz. “My first goal was not to be the first evicted. Then it was
to make it to the jury house, then final four, three and two. You never
picture the end.”
Canada Brings Down The House [May 3, 2013] Wall
Street Journal Epic Season Finale Was Most Watched Series of The
Night Across All Specialty Channels. Since its debut on February 27th, Big
Brother Canada has been crushing records on SliceTM and dominating the
ratings against the competition. It has claimed top spot as Canada's biggest
reality series this year.* Closing out the first season, last night's
shocking two-hour finale rocked the country and drew in an audience of 657
(V2+) and 368 ( A25-54) ranking as the number one most watched specialty
series of the night.**
Video: 'Big Brother Canada' champ happy with controversial
Jillian MacLaughlin says she deserved to win "Big Brother Canada"
despite controversy over her victory Thursday night. MacLaughlin won
thanks to a questionable vote from runner-up Gary Levy's best friend
Big Brother Canada Finale Recap: Gary Loses, Jillian Wins (Thanks, Topaz)
[May 3, 2013] by Rob Cesternino @ huffingtonpost.ca
WOW! After ten weeks, Big Brother Canada ends not with a bang or
a whimper but a collective gasp of "WTF?" On a night which should have
culminated with Gary screeching through a storm of glitter and confetti, we
instead were left with one of reality TV's most bizarre moments.
In case you haven't heard it by now or seen
clip on YouTube, Big Brother jury member, Topaz, unwittingly
cast the deciding vote to win the game for the wrong person.
The cast of Big Brother Canada and Arias Cox reunited on
The Morning ShowClick Here to Watch the
Video. And don't forget, the gang will get together again, on
Wednesday, May 8 on Global at 7:30PM. ET/PT for the ET Canada Reunion
Special. To ask a houseguest a question, Tweet using the hash tag #AskBBCan!
Backyard Interviews with Kid Craig From Toronto's Virgin 99.9 FM
Canada' crowns winner By Bill Harris, QMI Agency
The Big Brother Canada first-season finale could not have been more
controversial. And not for reasons anyone could have predicted.
Jillian MacLaughlin, a 27-year-old teacher from New Glasgow, N.S., emerged
as the champion, winning the $100,000 grand prize Thursday night on Slice.
Despite having gone back on her word with many of the houseguests throughout
the course of the game, Jillian won the jury vote 4-3 over 21-year-old
fashion assistant Gary Levy of Toronto. But it would have gone 4-3 the other
way had one of the voters not made a crucial error.Big Brother Canada names winner in dramatic first season finale
Martin @ canada.com Jillian MacLaughlin is the first ever winner of Big
Brother Canada. But when the $100,000 dollar glitter rained from the roof of
the Big Brother Canada studio, the audience knew it should have been for
Topaz Brady, another contestant on the reality TV show, mistakenly miscast
her vote for MacLaughlin, leading Big Brother Canada to crown her the
In a moment of disparity, host Arisa Cox clasped hands in prayer, obscuring
her face, in Brady’s direction as the audience booed production’s decision
not to let her change her vote.
Controversy swirls over Jillian's win on the first-ever 'Big Brother Canada'
by Cassandra Szklarski @ The Canadian Press There are no hanging chads, but
controversy swirls over a questionable vote that has crowned a Nova Scotia
teacher the first-ever "Big Brother Canada" champ.
Athletic brunette Jillian MacLaughlin scored four votes from a seven-member
jury tasked with deciding between her and her flamboyant co-finalist Gary
She eked out a win thanks to a surprise nod from Levy's best friend Topaz
Brady, who made it clear throughout Thursday's two-hour finale she was
rooting for Levy.
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Big Finale Tonight!
Dairy farmers (the Blois family) descend on the Big
Brother House at 1501 Orbitor Drive in Mississauga.
(Twitter Photo via
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And then there were three on Big Brother Canada
by Ruth Myles @ calgaryherald.com Could it be?
Will a showmance make it to the final two for the first time in Big Brother
history? (Well, BB USA history. Like the rest of the world and its myriad
versions of BB really matter, phhht!).
That’s how the final chapter of the ongoing love story is shaping up on Big
Brother Canada, as Jillian and Emmett coasted into the final three on
Wednesday night’s episode, bringing Gary along for the ride. Girlfriend
better smarten up, though: Jillian is playing for second place, and its
$20,000 consolation prize, rather than gunning for the big money ($100,000,
plus a car, plus a $25K shopping spree at The Brick). Which is a shame,
seeing as the school teacher from Nova Scotia has got game. She’s won four
Head of Household competitions, voted to oust members of her alliance (see
ya, Andrew) and lied and schemed her way to the final three.
ET Canada's Big Brother Reunion Special Only ET
Canada brings all 15 “Big Brother Canada” houseguests together again under
one roof for a reunion special. it will air on Wednesday, May 8 on Global at
7:30PM. ET/PT! To ask a houseguest a question, Tweet using the hash tag #AskBBCan!
Big Two Hour Big Brother Finale Begins at 9PM Tonight on Slice
The show starts off with clips and flashbacks from the start of Canada's
First Big Brother.
Jillian is the first out in the
"Blood on Our Hands" HoH competition.
Jillian congratulates Gary on
winning part two of the HoH competetion.
At the jury house. (First
time I've seen Alec with his shirt on.)
Gary's Winning Answer
Emmett joins the jury
Peter questions Jillian.
Gary answers jury questions.
Time to cast the votes.
15 HGs entered the House. 12 HGs have fallen short, and 7 HGs
will decide the winner.
Arias: "Everyone say hello to the final three." Arisa asks the final three
what is their favorite moment in the season. Jillian said the chicken
challenge, Emmett said probably when he beat Jillian in the endurance
competition. Gary said when Canada voted him back in the house.
Jillian said she just have to leave it up to faith because she cannot
compete right now. Arisa asks the HGs if they are excited to get back into
the world. Gary said he cannot wait for his phone. Emmett said he just is
excited to get out. Jillian said she is excited to go to the drug store
because everything comes to her in the BB house.
The first HoH competition. "No Blood on Our Hands." The person who can
balance a bucket of blood on a pole over their while balancing on a small
platform on an inflated rubber support. From the DR Emmett said, he or
Jillian will have to win this to move forward.
Emmett said to Gary, "This pole is heavy." Jillian said she is standing
there and thinking all the blood she has on her hands from this game because
she had to tell a lot of lies. Emmett said from the DR it is getting very
heavy. Jillian is beginning to move and Jillian is out there is blood
Emmett said from the DR he has to win. If he drops their goal of being in
the final two is toast. Emmett said standing there in this crime scene
seeing all this dead jury members, his blood may not be on them, but his
fingers print is all over this.
From the DR, Gary said, "This is the worst challenge I had to do."
Emmett is trying to get Gary to move so he can drop the bucket. Gary said
as he looked around, he saw the only blood he had on his hands was Tom's.
Gary is out of the competition. Emmett won the first part of the HoH
Emmett said he is very happy to win this HoH. Jillian said she is very happy
for Emmett she is leaving him a message on the carpet that reads Congrats.
Emmett said Jillian is not a bitter person although she did not win the HoH.
Arisa: Welcome back. "It's time for the final HoH between Gary and Jillian."
Gary said he is very weak and hope to beat Jillian on the final HoH. Emmett
and Jillian in bathroom area Jillian said she is upset that the only
endurance competition and she did not win it.
Jillian said from the DR she wants to be in the final two with Emmett.
This competition is called "Big Brother, Big Talk." The HG have to grab
their ring with the HGs names, make their across the monkey bars if they
fall in the ball pit there would be a 30 second penalty. Once you think you
have all the rings hit the buzzer the red light will light up.
Jillian is up first. she is going very fast Tom name is giving Jillian hard
but she got it in. Jillian is on a role. Gary started really good but he is
missing a few. Gary fall in the ball pit. Gary was shooting straight from
Jillian was 4:20 Seconds Gary time was 12:38 Seconds Gary won this part
of HoH. Jillian said she is so mad of herself.
Emmett is now talking in the bedroom Gary said from the DR he wants to let
Emmett know it is better to take him in the final two. Emmett said from the
DR he is not sure what he is going to do and who he would take.
We got a glimpse of the jury, Andrew said he feel like he is there because
of Emmett decision. Alec said who do you believe it was Emmett or Jillian.
Andrew said he was blinded by his alliance. Alec said they are evicted
people that they should not. Talla entered the house. Talla said she got
played by the milkman. Talla said she wanted to get Emmett out but she fail.
Alec said Emmett is being carried in the game.
It is time for the final HoH. The competition is to answer True or
False to statements made by former HGs about their strategies and how they
intended to play the game. They'll get one point for each correct answer.
Kat's strategy was to get in the game fast and had. The answer was False,
they both got it correct.
Danielle's strategy was to appear to be the underdog. They both
said True and they are both wrong.
Aneal's strategy was to wrap himself in a blanket to look more weak. They
both said true and they are both correct.
Tom strategy was that he had no strategies. They both said false and they
are both correct.
Liza's strategy was to use a high school approach against the boys. They
both said true and they are correct.
Suzette's strategy was to talk about her family to gain sympathy. Gary
said false and Emmett said True. The answer was false!
Gary has won the final HoH.
Arisa said she need everyone in the living room . Gary now has to pick
either Jillian and Emmett. Gary said this is hard for me but I
choose to evict Emmett
Gary evicted Emmett. Emmett hugs Gary and kiss Jillian. Emmett was quick to
run upstairs. Jillian and Gary hug it out. Jillian said to "Gary do you hate
me?" Gary said "I am trying to win." Gary was asking Jillian if Emmett hates
Emmett is now out to meet Arisa. Emmett said the first moment you are a
target in the house. Emmett said he think Gary had a better chance with
"Welcome back. Please meet the Jury members, AJ, Alec, Topaz, Peter, Andrew,
and Talla." They are all excited. Arisa asks what have it been like in the
Jury house. Arisa asks Andrew how is his back, Andrew joked that he would
get over it in five or so years.
Arisa tells the jury that someone else has been evicted, "Who do you
think it is?" AJ said it was Gary, Alec said he hope it is not Gary and he
hope is Jillian. Topaz said she hope is Jillian, Andrew said he hope it is
no one but hope Gary is evicted. They all look surprise that it is Emmett.
It is time for the jury to question the final two: AJ is up
first to asks questions. AJ: "Which item would she miss in the house Gary's
glitter Aneal's blanket or Suzette's 'Hey Boys!' Jillian said Gary's
Alec is next, Alec said, "Hi glitter Gary congratulations for making it to
the final. How did your struggle overcome in the real life, help you in the
game?" Gary said he was bullied all his life and he stared crying and said,
"You can grow up and be who you want to be. And when you get older it is not
the end of life because high school ends and junior school ends."
Topaz said, "How did you manage to make it to the final two?" Gary said it
was because Emmett trusted him and got Jillian to trust hum.
Peter question is for Jillian. Peter said she is a idiot and a awful
player, "You have the opportunity to prove me wrong and earn my vote. Tell
me why you are in the final two." Jillian said she believes she is in
the final two because she tried to stay low key and she make big move in the
game. Jillian said she tried to make big move and win competitions.
Andrew's question is for Jillian: "We made a final deal for final three was
our deal a lie and why did you break it?" Jillian said she did not want him
to leave the house because she loves him and trusted him and she loves him.
Talla is next and asks Which one of Gary personalities helped him in the
house. Gary said just being himself his true self and people responded to
him and people like him.
Emmett said, "Gary you robbed me of what should be mine. Please tell me why
you deserve this more than Jillian who won competitions." Gary said he
deserve to be here he wore a prison suit and stayed up all night. He was on
slop for the end of the season and he deserve to be here and he does not
care what anyone said.
Welcome back. It is time for the vote Gary and Jillian both have a chance to
make their case.
Jillian said, "I know I put all of you on the block except AJ and Emmett,
and I know I would not be here without Emmett but what is important I made
my own moves, and the decisions I made were mine." Arisa tried to stop
but gave her a few extra seconds. Jillian concluded with, "Please vote
Gary said, "I am here for every girl and boy and every girly boy, and
when I was HoH I made the biggest move in this house. Yes, I was voted out
but I worked very hard so I can tell every girl, boy and girly boy in Canada
'you can do this.'"
It is time for the vote: AJ is up first AJ said he believe
someone has made a $100k mistake. Alec is up, Alec said darkness and he is
not happy the shield lost but he is happy that you will win.
Topaz is up Alec kiss her on the way up. and the crowd goes "Awww"
Arisa: "Really? Awwww?"
Topaz said my vote is 150% secured. Peter is up. Peter said injustice and
with this vote is what I am doing. Andrew is up, "There is a lot of blood in
this game but tonight I am voting with my heart."
Talla is up now. "I am voting for the person who played the opposite of my
game.. Do you love it."
Emmett is the last vote. Emmett said, "You should only truly have one
life in the BB game."
Welcome back. Lets hear it for the first six evictees: Kat, Danielle, Aneal,
Tom, Liza and Suzette.
Arisa talked to the evicted HG. Arisa asks Tom and Liza if they are
together. Liza replied it is Tom and Liza what do you think. Tom said they
got him the Quattro and the shield.
Arisa: "It is time to find out who is our first winner." Arias begins
to remove the keys from the voting box: Emmett voted for Jillian. AJ
voted for Gary. Talla voted for Jillian. Alec voted for Gary. Topaz has
voted for Jillian. Topaz looks like complete confusion. Topaz leaps up and
says, "Someone switch this please don't do this to me." Topaz
is now on
stage next to Arisa. Arisa says it's too late once the votes are cast,
"Please sit down"
Topaz said she cannot sit down, "Please don't do this to me!" Arisa says,
"We are going to a commercial and work this out."
"Welcome back. I am going to bring you up to date. Topaz voted for Jillian
to win by error she said she did not do that. Arisa that everything
is recorded and we'll check to see if there were any mistakes made."
They play the video back showing Topaz voting for Jillian. Apparently
Topaz took a brief nap during the explanation of the rules, and thought she
was voting to evict, instead of who she wanted to win. Arisa said
there is nothing she can do at this time, "the rules are very clear."
Peter voted for Gary. Andrew voted for Jillian. By a vote of 4 - 3, Jillian
won Big Brother Canada. Second place and $20K goes to Gary. It
appears that they do not give a prize for favourite player.
Thank you for following Morty's TV for the first Big Brother Canada. Jillian
won the game, but Gary won our hearts. And remember, Morty's TV is always
TranCutie and Morty covered the finale, and the updates you read all
season were written by: BBCanadaFan,
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true character of the Big Brother participants.