Big Brother 18 live feeds over the past few hours have included James Huling revealing deep feelings, Natalie Negrotti, complaining showmance partner James about her belief that Nicole and Corey are extremely fake, and Victor and Paul debating the behavior of recently evicted cast member Michelle “Big Meech” Meyer while in the house.
Joker’s Updates live feed spoilers reveal the week 11 Head of Household (HOH) is Victor Arroyo, and he chose to nominate James and Natalie to sit on the eviction chopping block.
Jatalie have been nominated. pic.twitter.com/Cs1ZmEkxXR— Brooke ♡ (@HeadOfHouseHoe) September 3, 2016
If neither of the potential evictees is saved by the Power of Veto (POV) this week, their pairing, affectionately labeled “Jatalie,” will be fractured, as either James or Natalie will be sent to the Big Brother 18 jury house.
Around 9:49 p.m., according to Joker’s Updates, James boldly whispered to Natalie his true feelings for her, saying, “I love you.” Apparently, Natalie was taken aback by his proclamation and covered her mouth with her hand. She then seemed to inexplicably whisper, “Marilyn Monroe,” and told James to “shut up.”
James could only chuckle at Natalie’s reaction and then asked her if her “heart dropped” when he revealed his emotions to her. Instead of responding with words, Natalie chose to slap James’ arm instead, Joker’s Updates reports.
Natalie wanted a showmance, but choose to go on #BB18 instead of the bachelor so she could get love and money— Amber Wood (@amberkayewood_) August 2, 2016
Although Natalie does seem to have some affection for James, her reaction to his statement may confirm that she sees him more as a good friend rather than a love interest, even though he obviously has very strong feelings for her.
According to TV Grapevine, at around 1 a.m. Big Brother 18 house time, Natalie lamented about her nomination predicament and bashed Nicole and Corey, or the showmance called “Nicorey” because of it. While in the London Bedroom, Natalie told James that Corey had been giving her dirty looks while she was in the kitchen area earlier.
This upset Natalie because only a week or so ago, Nicorey had disdain for Paul and Victor, but are now all best buddies.
TV Grapevine reports Natalie called Corey fake and sarcastically labeled the situation “hilarious,” as she fantasized about remaining in the Big Brother 18 house, winning the week 12 HOH and putting two of the Nicorey group on the block.
Her alternate scenario would be to lose next week’s HOH, get nominated for eviction, win the POV and backdoor one of them, which seems as though it would be very difficult to navigate.
According to TV Grapevine, James agreed such a move would be “amazing” and if Natalie could pull it off, she would become a Big Brother legend. Natalie noted that she would be voting to evict one player if it worked, and James said she would state that she “ecstatically” votes to evict Nicole. Natalie added, while giggling, “I’m literally going to say that.”
As the night went on, Victor and Paul were seen talking about Michelle (who most in the Big Brother 18 house now call Big Meech) and her behavior towards the other houseguests.
Michelle was evicted last Thursday and she predictably did not go quietly as she left the reality show abode. She condemned Nicole and told the other cast members they needed to target Victor because he’s a strong player.
This did not dissuade Victor from coming to her defense early Saturday morning, even though much of her behavior has been off-putting and insulting to some cast mates in the house.
Michelle also had a tendency to become very emotional and cry uncontrollably when upset.
Nevertheless, according to Joker’s Updates at about 2:35 a.m., Victor admitted to Paul he liked Michelle and believed the emotions that build up in the Big Brother 18 house got “the best of her,” adding the “game pushed her” to act the way she did.
Paul wasn’t buying what Victor was selling and said he wanted Michelle out of the game for a long time, according to TV Grapevine. Paul also revealed he thinks if a player treats others badly, that player deserves to be paid back with the same behavior. Paul added that Michelle and her group tried to get him out last week and karma came back to haunt them.
In the meantime, Big Brother 18 airs on CBS Wednesday and Sunday nights at 8 p.m. Eastern Time, and Thursday nights at 9 p.m. Eastern Time. Big Brother After Dark airs on Pop Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights at 12 a.m. Eastern Time, Tuesday at 11 p.m. Eastern Time, and Thursday at 1 a.m. Eastern Time. Live feeds are broadcast from inside the Big Brother 18 house 24 hours a day, seven days a week and are available from CBS All Access.
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