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Big Brother Blue Ball Controversy

September 06, 2007 09:47 PM by Joe Blackmon

Eveldick_blueWhat would a season of Big Brother be without a little controversy in a
power of veto competition?  During last seasons’ Big Brother All Stars,
there was the classic doll fight between James Rhine and Janelle
Pierzina.  James claimed that Janelle snatched a doll out of his hand
during a power of veto competition, but video footage of the incident
showed Janelle reaching the doll first.

During the most recent Big Brother 8 power of veto competition, houseguests had to grab green rubber balls and use them to fill a tube.  Around halfway through the competition, Julie Chen said “Zach has five, but Jameka you have been disqualified, you put a blue ball in your clear tube.”

A closeup shot of Jameka’s tube showed four green balls and one blue ball.  Jameka screamed “No, I did not!  No, I did not!”  Eric then tried to convince Jameka to give him the green ball she still had in her hand, but Jameka kept going and put it in her tube.

Jameka continued her appeal, saying “I did not put that in there, Julie.  It fell in there.”  After no response from Julie Chen, Jameka yelled again “Julie, I did not put that in there.  Please look at the tape.”  Despite being told she was disqualified, Jameka continued to play the game.  Ultimately, Zach went on to win the power of veto competition.

In Reality TV Magazine’s initial recap of the episode, we called the blue ball controversy irrelevant in the competition because Jameka continued to play, but some Big Brother fans have disagreed.  As one Reality TV Magazine poster quickly pointed out, Julie’s disqualification announcement caused Jameka to stop and protest.  If Jameka had not slowed down, then the outcome could possible have been different.

An even bigger controversy brewing on some Big Brother message boards is how the blue ball got in Jameka’s tube to begin with.  Did it bounce in there by accident as Jameka suggested?  Or did another contestant put the blue ball in Jameka’s tube as an act of sabotage?  Some Big Brother fans have suggested that Evel Dick might have put the blue ball in Jameka’s tube.

After a careful review of the footage that aired, Reality TV Magazine could find no evidence showing how the blue ball got in Jameka’s tube.  However, there is one point in the competition where there does appear to be a blue ball in Evel Dick’s hand.  Why is Evel Dick carrying a blue ball?  Did he grab it by accident and then quickly discard it?  Or was it the same blue ball that eventually wound up in Jameka’s tube?

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46 Responses to “Big Brother Blue Ball Controversy”

  1. Sarah Says:
    September 6th, 2007 at 10:17 pm


    This is absolutely ludacris!!!

    People did not get their way so they want to whine about it.



  2. Casey Says:
    September 6th, 2007 at 10:35 pm

    I am disgusted by this! Please call CBS on Friday to complain. Their number is 212-975-4321.

  3. Jessica Says:
    September 6th, 2007 at 10:43 pm

    Maybe they can fingerprint the blue ball from Jameka’s tube to find out. hahaha

  4. Bobby McBride Says:
    September 6th, 2007 at 10:57 pm

    What are you people worried about? Jameka’s still alive, so let’s put this issue to rest.

  5. lauren Says:
    September 6th, 2007 at 10:59 pm

    i think dick picked up his necklace, after the comp he was handling a neklace in the ktchen saying how it broke.

  6. Anonymous Says:
    September 6th, 2007 at 11:00 pm

    Jameka lost and there is no evidence to support any tampering at this point. There is no way they can redo this competition. Eric has been evicted since this competition has taken place. You can’t undo it. What do you suggest? Playing the veto over- Eric is gone and it is not possible at this point. They cannot bring Eric back to replay a competition.

  7. Anonymous Says:
    September 6th, 2007 at 11:08 pm

    Dick picked up his necklace at the beginning of the power of veto competition and put it in his pocket. It was later in the competition that a blue ball could be seen in Dick’s left hand. The blue ball was in Dick’s hand shortly before the blue ball appeared in Jameka’s tube.

  8. Anonymous Says:
    September 6th, 2007 at 11:09 pm

    You were correct with your first post. Jameka was disqualified, it was irrelevent, even when she continued to play and protest. It did not stop the rest of the players from continuing on. If that is what they are trying, then each player including the donatos can say that Jameka interrupted their game. It would only lead to Jameka having the same disqualification and Eric not winning the POV again. For the record Eric did not win many competitions. He won one POV.

    The only diffrence in the outcome is that one of the donatos may win the POV, with the same results and eviction.

  9. Anonymous Says:
    September 6th, 2007 at 11:10 pm

    Isn’t that a BLUE BALL in ED’s hand? Why would he be carrying a blue ball? Where is this so called chain everyone is swearing he had instead of a blue ball? I see in the picture posted on this website a BLUE BALL in ED’s scrawny paws, not a chain…

  10. Arne*** spoiler alert New HOH**** Says:
    September 6th, 2007 at 11:11 pm

    Tie breaker between Zach and Dani for new HOH.

    I will keep you posted.

  11. Anonymous Says:
    September 6th, 2007 at 11:12 pm

    ED put the ball in Jameka’s tube, he should get a penalty nomination.

  12. Arne***SPOILER ALERT NEW HOH*** Says:
    September 6th, 2007 at 11:17 pm

    This is a spoiler alert on the new HOH

    *******ZACH WINS HOH**********

  13. Anonymous Says:
    September 6th, 2007 at 11:19 pm

    The very point of Jameka suggesting how she thinks the Bllue ball got in there, only leads me to suspect she had put the ball in herself and was trying to get out of the disqualification.

  14. nicole Says:
    September 6th, 2007 at 11:20 pm

    i saw him stick a ball in his pocket when it started

  15. Anonymous Says:
    September 6th, 2007 at 11:23 pm

    Boy some of you are just willing to say everything and anything to go after the Donatos. Unreal.

  16. Bob Says:
    September 7th, 2007 at 12:14 am

    Some people said a green ball bounced in Zach’s tube too. Julie announced his number went up even though he didn’t add a ball. Check!

  17. Jason Says:
    September 7th, 2007 at 12:14 am

    It doesn’t matter who wins at this point anyway. Whichever of these 4 are in the final 2 will make it anticlimactic. Few of the diehard fans like the Donatos and Zach and Jameka were floaters until recently. It is going to be like Mike or Maggie winning. Few of the diehard fans will care anyway.

  18. Anonymous Says:
    September 7th, 2007 at 12:35 am

    I think the voting of America proved how much they did like the donatos.

  19. asdfghjkl;' Says:
    September 7th, 2007 at 12:35 am


  20. Anonymous Says:
    September 7th, 2007 at 12:57 am

    You have no proof of that, to accuse someone of something is not right, when you do not know if that did happen. America voted the way they did because they like the Donatos.

  21. Mary Says:
    September 7th, 2007 at 1:07 am

    Good Lord – If America “likes/loves” the Donatos – how incredibly sad is that. Talk about bottom barrel examples of humanity.

  22. Anonymous Says:
    September 7th, 2007 at 1:50 am

    It could be editing. It showed Jameka with 3 then suddenly 4 without anyone puttin one in. Zach suddenly got a lot, but I suspect he was pocketing them to make one trip.

  23. Stella Says:
    September 7th, 2007 at 5:45 am

    I want big fart Dick and whiny Dani out.
    Apparently CBS is fixing this gave to have D&D final 2.

  24. Anthony Says:
    September 7th, 2007 at 7:29 am

    Did anyone see Dick or Danielle or both approach Jameka with the final deal by making her swear on a bible or as Dick (head) put it make a deal with the devil

  25. Anthony Says:
    September 7th, 2007 at 7:41 am

    I hate to say it but Dick and Danielle just seem to come from a dysfuntional family. How do you not talk to your father for 2 years then treat him like a piece of crap after he tries so hard to appease her and kisses her butt and she just whines like a brat. she is a pretty girl , but so ugly on the inside. He is , despite his abuse antics in the middle of the game is a pretty fair guy. he wanted to honor his deal with Eric and Jess, but little miss priss said noI hope Zach has the balls to nonimate them both so she goes home(DANI)

  26. dasani Says:
    September 7th, 2007 at 8:03 am

    What BB is not telling you is in the very beginning of the comp he put the blue ball in his pocket and then pulled it out and had it in his hand. BB needs to come clean about it and do something to the highly rated EVIL DICK.

  27. not no more Says:
    September 7th, 2007 at 8:33 am

    Yep, BB is doing what ever they can do to keep Dick in the game b/c he provides them with high ratings. If it was Jameka that put the ball in his tube they would give her a penalty mark. They know Dick did it and they just look the other way…

  28. Mike C Says:
    September 7th, 2007 at 8:40 am

    Thanks for the Spoiler News on Zach–Arne–Now here’s how it should play out.
    Even if Zach nominates both Donato’s, one of them must win POV. This way Saint Jameka goes up on block, remaining Donato votes her out at last!!!
    If Zach or Jameka wins last POV, Dani probably will go for sure leaving Dick at the mercy of Zach and Jameka!!Yikes!!!!
    Still hoping Zach and Dani final two–Dani wins by one vote.

  29. Anonymous Says:
    September 7th, 2007 at 8:41 am

    Sorry you are wrong, if you have a TIVO, it allows us to watch frame by frame. Not only was Dick nowhere near Jameka’s tube, he happened to be putting his HOH medal in his pocket. The one that broke. BB also has camera’s all over. The real truth is that Jameka put it in her own tube by mistake. That is the reason why she shut-up and was speedy to say that somone must of bumped it in by mistake and that it got in her tube by herself. Jameka cheated, she was disqualified fair and square and she did not stop playing the POV. All the TIVO users have all said that he was nowhere near her tube. Some of those TIVO users are not Dick fans, they hate him but they prefer to be honest and truthful.
    Could you please stop accusing someone of something that they did not do! FYI, Dick also suggested to Jameka that she ask BB for the camera shots to see what happened. It is Jameka who has gotten away with cheating.

  30. Brad Says:
    September 7th, 2007 at 8:44 am

    What Dick put in his pocket early in hte game was his necklace. However I did notice the blue ball in his hand during the competition. I truely believe he put it in her tube. I think it was right after Danielle and Eric were arguing over the same ball.

  31. Brad Says:
    September 7th, 2007 at 8:46 am

    Sorry, but it is highly unlikely that someone would put a blue ball in their tube. You would be watching the color. It may have bounced in, but I don’t think she did it.

  32. BBfan Says:
    September 7th, 2007 at 8:57 am

    WHO CARES!!! The Holy Roller is still in the house anyway, or does nobody still not notice her! I could understand everybody getting their panties in a bunch if she got booted, but SHE’S STILL THERE!!! Get over it. EVEL DICK ROCKS!!!

  33. Anonymous Says:
    September 7th, 2007 at 8:57 am

    She did do it by mistake not on purpose, by mistake, and Jameka did realize she did it by mistake, because she started to say hey who put the and stopped. She stopped because a light came on and she realized she did it by mistake. She wanted the POV bad and she was all over the place. Watch that again. It was an accident, Dick should not be accused of something he did not do.

  34. Anonymous Says:
    September 7th, 2007 at 8:59 am

    Eric shoved Danielle and she fell down, at the precise time that this blue ball that Jammeka put in her own tube by mistake, Dick was helping Danielle out. Did you miss that to.

  35. Anonymous Says:
    September 7th, 2007 at 9:02 am

    Sorry, it should read Dick was helping Danielle up at the precise time that Jameka who was running around like crazy, by accident, put the ball in her own tube.

  36. Kerry Says:
    September 7th, 2007 at 9:12 am

    Go Dick and Danielle!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Send Jameka packing :) And her blue ball.

  37. Anonymous Says:
    September 7th, 2007 at 9:33 am

    Ah, you do SEE the blue ball in Dick’s hand in the pic above, right?

    Who cares what he put in his pocket — the blue ball is in his hand. Wake up.

  38. dasani Says:
    September 7th, 2007 at 9:44 am

    Did Eric get to pack before leaving? He left without his bags? And, where was that BIG suitcase that Jess was trying to shut? She left with just a duffle bag?

  39. Anonymous Says:
    September 7th, 2007 at 10:19 am

    Jameka’s Tube was right NEXT to Dick’s. He could have easily put it in there with his Left hand since he was putting the green balls in his own tube with his right hand.

  40. ajcampie Says:
    September 7th, 2007 at 10:24 am

    Dick put it in his pocket so they can use it in beer pong

  41. MDD Says:
    September 7th, 2007 at 4:06 pm

    oh boy…Zack’s keeping calling both Donatos “an idiot” – he better be careful or he could lose himself in the game. Jameka and Zack in my opinion should not deserve to be the winner…I believe Daniele is the one who really deserves because she shows her competitive side and shows her heart that she wants to win the game. She fought harder and won several POVs and others. Zach finally steps it up but that’s late for him and he is taking advantage of them. So I am rooting for Danile! You go! do it for Janelle P if not for you. *finger crossing*

  42. Arne ****** spoiler Alert*** Nominations made! Says:
    September 7th, 2007 at 8:31 pm

    ***** this is a spoiler alert****

    Zach has nominated Ed and Dani. They expected it and they are focused on winning the POV.

    POV will be tommorrow, I will keep you posted!

  43. Arne**** Spoiler Alert*** POV Winner Says:
    September 8th, 2007 at 6:46 pm

    ************ This is spoiler Alert********************

    ************ POV WINNER**********

    Is Danielle Donato*************

    Two Donato’s in the final three

  44. Mike C Says:
    September 8th, 2007 at 7:52 pm

    Yeah!!! As I said, Dani,Dick and Zach final three. The last HOH will determine if Zach makes it or not. IF Zach wins, of course, he’ll bust out Dani. But can he win against Dick?? Probable but Dick has played a much better Strategic game.
    Dani wins by one vote if she makes final two!!! Go Donato’s!!!

  45. Arne Says:
    September 8th, 2007 at 10:12 pm

    Hey Mike,

    It is going to be an interesting finish, to see what happens. I am just hoping that Ed or Dani take it and then they can relieve Zach of having to make the choice. :D

    BTW your welcome for the updates. I had not responded, sorry about that.

  46. spinner9039 Says:
    September 12th, 2007 at 8:56 pm

    I think that anyone who likes dick is an idiot he is just an old washed up tommy lee wanna be who name drops because he lives off of others accomplishments,and his spoiled little brat of a kid.


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