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Thursday
Aug272009

Chima Still Insists She Quit!

From TVWatch.people.com

It was an exit that no fan will soon forget. With the flick of a wrist, Chima sent her microphone and her Big Brother future to the bottom of the pool. CBS says she was expelled from the house for repeated infractions of the rules, while the 32-year-old freelance journalist has no problem calling out the network’s posturing as a preemptive strike to save face. Either way you spell it, it made for brilliant TV. For the first time, the outspoken beauty talks about what led to her ouster, how the coup was the final straw and why there’s more to Chima than what you see on TV. –Reagan Alexander

What happened to you in that house?

Where do you want me to begin? I’m was asking myself that same question every morning when I woke up! I was wondering, “Did I really sign up for this? Why did I put myself in this situation?!”

Did you regret joining the show the moment that they closed the doors?

I wouldn’t say that I was regretting it right away, but I will say that it was more of a shock to the system. Everyday in there felt like a month … and the people I unfortunately had to be cooped up with didn’t make it any easier. I’ve watched the show over the years, but there is nothing that can prepare you for that experience.

What was the final straw?

The use of the coup d’etat. I don’t necessarily think it was the cast or the setting. I think it was the various elements that I wasn’t that familiar with, like the “Have-Have Not” rule — didn’t like that one bit. They didn’t show it, but I told the producers that if I wanted to be a Have-Not, I could have done that at home with the rest of America in this recession.

So, when Jeff’s coup rendered your HOH useless, that’s when you wanted out?

Yes … I told them that my HOH was useless, that I got a big bed and some lotion and that was it. Of course, they kept reinforcing to me that I had safety. Well, safety doesn’t mean anything to me if I’m playing a game that I can’t win.

Can’t win? Do you think that the game was rigged?

I’m not going to say that because I can’t. Let’s say that I feel that the game should be played without interference [from America]. If it really and truly is a game, then it should be a game played within the house.

Did you leave because you were fed up or were you expelled as CBS says you were?

CBS is saying that they kicked me out based on the throwing of the microphone. My story is this: I told them that I wanted to quit repeatedly, not just after the coup d’etat or the HOH. They told me to stick it out, but I basically stopped playing the game, which is why I took my microphone off. I feel like them throwing me out, when I was already on my way out, was their version of a preemptive strike.

But isn’t there a door that you can walk out of if you voluntarily quit?

There are two exit doors, but the scene that they showed where Lydia and I are talking about the exit doors, almost immediately, [a BB producer] came over the loudspeaker and said, “Chima, come to the Diary Room.”

So you believe that they would rather have thrown you out than let you walk out the door?

Yes, I totally believe that. They won’t let you quit.

What is your dream outcome for this season?

My ultimate final two would be Kevin and Natalie.

What’s your biggest regret?

If not me calling Russell a “terrorist,” it would be the fact that I offended his people. The apology that I issued was for offending Middle Easterners as a whole. Russell, on the other hand, I think he was really terrorizing the rest of the house.

But you and Russell had gotten so cozy. How did you two fall apart?

Part of everyone’s idea that Russell and I were getting close was the fact that Russell was telling them this. There was no showmance! We were hanging out and I was of course being flirtatious, but only because I’m a girl — and it works … He was delusional.

What’s your message for viewers?

That they only saw one slice that makes up the whole pie that is Chima Simone. I am a fun-loving, personable young woman that has a lot going on. Yes, I showed several bad characteristics, but if anyone else found themselves followed around by a camera for 24 hours, they too would be subject to criticism. I’m not perfect, nor is anyone else. Granted, I did sign up for this, but they’re seeing what CBS wants them to see. I’m perfectly imperfect!

Monday
Aug172009

Early Show Report On Chima

Monday
Aug172009

WTF? I Leave For Three Days And All Hell Breaks Loose

For the first time in over a decade, I was without any online connections for three days this past weekend...not even email.

When I last glimpsed the house, the Jessie-twits were all sitting at the kitchen table crying that poor Jessie was evicted. Those strong women who bound themselves to go to the end with no penises at their sides were besides themselves with grief.

Reading over the posts from Ale and Mike, it seems more like the silliness you'd see on The Real World or a VH1 dating show than the usual whisper campaigns that are considered BB gameplay. Talk about people with entitlement issues! It's a game, and you doesn't always work out the way you want.

The saddest part of this silliness is that Chima is now likely to be the most well-known contestant of all time. Besides the constant airing of clips on channels such as E!, she came into the house with a bit of a connection in the Hollywood gossip community. She's going to capitalize in a way that will make Dr. Will proud.

Thursday
Aug132009

Classy B*****s!



We may not have seen the fireworks we expected, but don't think that Lydia, Chima, and Natalie aren't mourning the loss of King Jessie. Apparently, they stormed into the diary room and threatened to quit the show. A producer named Ruth calmed them down by saying that Jessie was "taking it well". To appease them, they were also given additional beauty products (others were each given an item to make it fair).

Chima also dumped Russell's suitcase out, and somebody stripped Jeff's bed of his sheets. Expect things to get more heated as their anger continues to ferment.

Clarification: Jeff and Russell received nothing. Chima wants to go off on Jeff, but is supposedly going to wait until after the POV. Jeff's sheets weren't torn off his bed, but his hate was filled with Nerds.

Wednesday
Aug122009

Chima's HOH Blog

Generally, the HOH blog is relatively worthless, but Chima's is pretty well-written and informative.

August 12, 2009

So I just came up to my HOH room and there's a black widow spider placed precariously by my door. I say "placed" because it's hard to believe that anything that happens in this house is purely coincidental. Do I believe that someone is always out to get me? In everyday life...no. In the BB house...sometimes. Most recently it's been Russell. He may view me as a black widow and rightfully so as I plan on ending his life in this game. I'm currently on the war path and he's my target. My father Mark is a retired Marine and I've learned well how to take down an enemy.

It wasn't always this way...Russell and I were friends once...at least I thought so. But his actions have shown otherwise. He derides & devalues everyone is this game endlessly. A conversation with him consists mainly of him speaking ill of the other housemates. Right now he's downstairs disparaging my character, my accomplishments, my hair, my family, etc....the list goes on. His former false apologies went unheard. His farce as a good guy ended as abruptly as it started. His lies never stopped. Befriend, Backstab, Bully....his M.O.(always interchangeable depending on the victim). But I'm no victim. I'm a survivor and always have been. He tried to play the wrong person...hence he's on the block.

Russell tries really hard to be a villain, but anyone aware of good vs. evil in any plot line knows that the bad guy must have some redeeming qualities in order for the audience to care. Enough about him, he's going home & I am now focused on the next half of this game and surviving the new twists & turns. I've only made it this far with the help of my alliance...Natalie, Jessie, & formerly Ronnie. We have dominated the power structure in this house and I'm grateful for having them on my side. As much as many people in the house hated Ronnie, he was loyal to me. I wouldn't be here now if it wasn't for his vote week 1. Hope you're well Ronnie! The biggest BB fan there ever was. I miss your encyclopedic knowledge of this game. Kisses!

Natalie is my sister in this house. We bonded almost immediately and it was because of her that I even got close to Jessie. It is important to have people you trust in this game because so many people are lying to your face on a constant basis. I have that with Natalie & Jessie. When they're awake long enough to speak with me I know that they're speaking the truth. Sleeping too much in the BB house will lead to your downfall. VERY important, game changing events can happen while you're asleep so one of my strategies while in this house is staying awake & trying to keep my alliance awake as well. That, in itself, is time consuming.

Overall, I'm enjoying this experience. I've grown to like people I would never encounter nor engage in the outside world. You find that people, all people, are more alike than they are different. Everyone in this house has a story... no one story better than the other, just different. We have connected over common interest, commiserated over shared experience, and collaborated as it relates to this game. And no matter what, this is a game. I remind myself daily that although I can't speak with my family & friends they await me on the other side. While I'm in here playing a game, the real world is having it's way with them, good & bad. That's just life and as bad as it can get in here with tempers flaring and that damn Have Not room I know....it's just a game & quite honestly an escape from the real hurdles LIFE can throw your way. I'd rather be a Have Not in the BB house than a Have Not in the real world. Agreed? ;)

I can't leave without giving a big hug & kiss to my mother, Lisa who's getting better each day & just had a birthday, August 11th. Love you MOM! Thanks for the letter. BTW...it may not have aired, but BB gave me a nice birthday party and Grandma sent her love in a birthday card. I love you ladies sooooo much! As I write this, a picture of Great Grandma is to the right of me...she started it all. You strong women have made me who I am today...I'm eternally grateful.

Thank you all for watching! Season 11 rocks!!!

xoxo

The first female HOH, Chima...
Let's keep this trend going. A lady winning this summer is a must!

Tuesday
Aug112009

Dog Days of Summer




The lack of posts the past couple of days is because there really hasn't been anything going on. There's really only been three things worth noting:

1. Michelle's bikini top broke yesterday, so feed watchers got a nice fleeting glimpse.

2. Jeff took a sip of Gatorade, and has been given an extra day of slop as punishment.

3. BB has provided some activities for the house. Play-doh was introduced last night, and a badminton set was given to them today. Could those be used in the next HOH?

Otherwise, everybody has been been laying around. Jeff is so bored that he just headed up to the HOH. Jessie and Natalie scurried around, and dragged in the chess set, but it turns out Jeff just wants to hear Chima's Prince CD

Tuesday
Aug112009

Chima's Story

So, I hate her cackle, but on a serious note, we all found out recently that Chima was in fact the last victim of a serial killer dubbed "The Bathtub Killer" for leaving his victims in half-filled bathtubs.

Chima was a college student at the time. The man broke into her dorm room and because she fought back as hard as she did, he fled without carrying out his homicidal intentions.

Dale Devon Scheanette's eventual apprehension was made possible because of the up-to-date fingerprint technology at the time, and linked the serial killer to two other rape/murders he committed before Chima fought off the attacker and saved her own life. He was sentenced in 2003 and executed in February of this year in Texas.

Not being all that long ago, I think she is handling it pretty well.

Sunday
Aug092009

Chima's Obsession With The "Terrorist"


We're getting a lot of "fish" this afternoon, as Chima is still babbling away about Russell (although Jordan's not helping by singing and telling stories about high school). Chima believes that America loves her, and she hopes the "terrorist" hits her so the producers have to boot him.

Sunday
Aug092009

A Daytime Fight???




One of the frustrating aspects of this season is this cast's body clock. They sleep almost all day, and then the fireworks occur past my bedtime.

I figured today would be no exception. Sunday's usually a quiet day in the house, with lots of sunbathing and napping. Not this time.

Russell was in pretty good spirits earlier in the day, but was also throwing out a wisecrack or two about Chima every now and then (mainly about her cackle). Chima was camped out in the HOH for most of the day, constantly making a few cracks about Russell.

Chima finally came downstairs, mainly because it was getting close to movie time. Russell immediately started in on Chima, chiding her for claiming she was supposed to be on America's Next Top Model. Her response? "Well, you should've been on America's Next Top Terrorist." Oh boy.

You can guess what happened next - the two of them screaming at each other. She kept calling him a terrorist; he screamed at her over and over she's a racist. Chima eventually backed down, claiming that she calls him a terrorist because he terrorizes everybody in the house. Um, yeah. (Note Lydia's smile as she watches the chaos she created.)

The feeds eventually went down, and we're back with the Michelle and Lydia sunning themselves as the "haves" watch the Jeremy Piven movie.

Saturday
Aug082009

Kevin Vs. Lydia



Kevin has informed Lydia that he's not going to use the veto on her, and she's (understandably) pissed. Kevin is also mad that she continues to talk to Russell (another breach of BB protocol).