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Where is Frenchie from on Big Brother?

Clarksville resident Brandon French — better known as Frenchie on Big Brother, the CBS reality television show — is the first person this season to choose two houseguests to go up for eviction. Clarksville Leaf ChronicleSunday's episode of Big Brother: Clarksville's Frenchie takes aims at 'meatheads' and 'showmances.' Will it backfire?

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At first, everyone is just super happy to be here. They're touring the house, giggling, yelling, and Kyland, in particular, is losing his mind entering every new room, yelling over and over that he can't believe he's actually in the Big Brother house. After getting the lay of the land, everyone sits in a circle in the living room and introduces themselves, talking about their jobs, home towns, and families. It's all very cordial, and there's palpable excitement in the air, but underneath all of that, there's already some scheming going on. Sarah Beth is lying about being a voice actress because she thinks revealing her real job as a forensic scientist could make her seem more threatening. Xavier is already worrying about "temptation" in the house and how a showmance could ruin his game. Frenchie, of course, is trying to get a read on everyone so he can make smart choices in terms of who goes on the block.

It doesn't take long before Frenchie has his nomination criteria. "I don't like meatheads," he says. He has an idea about the type of guys Christian, Xavier, Travis, and Brent are, and he wants to get the alpha males out of the house early. As an extension of that, he promises the women in the house that he won't be nominating them; he's aware of the game's history and wants to "shake things up," saying it's his "personal preference" to not put a woman on the block in the first week. Now, is Frenchie just saying the right things? Or is he being sincere? We all know he's a superfan with journals full of notes on past seasons, so there's always a chance he's able to read the current temperature of the show and react accordingly. No matter what his motivation, though, he has a lot of people trusting him early on, and while that's useful, it also means he'll have to betray someone's trust at some point.

Eventually, Frenchie decides that Brent is one of his targets because he's a "meathead" and never approached him to talk. So, Frenchie initiates a private conversation, fully assuming the chat will confirm all his suspicions about Brent. But when they actually start talking about the importance of family, and Brent opens up about losing his father to suicide, the two start to bond. Frenchie admits that he made some assumptions about Brent, leading him to target Christian instead.

But of course, plans don't come together so quickly. The Wild Card Competitions start this week, and each team that isn't already safe must nominate someone to compete for their own safety (the rest of the team remains vulnerable). Every team must decide who will play, or they'll get chosen randomly. Kyland volunteers, the Aces leave their nomination to fate, and Christian is down to compete knowing that Frenchie is probably targeting him. And sure enough, Christian wins the competition.

On top of that, he gets a unique reward. He spins a wheel and learns he gets to keep one other person safe. Both Alyssa and Sarah Beth told Christian that Frenchie talked to them and said he'd keep them safe, so Christian decides to keep his only other team member, Xavier, safe for the week.

So now Frenchie has to pivot. His main target is now safe, but you know what? He sees Christian and Alyssa getting close and thinks a showmance is developing. If he can't get Christian out, he can at least go after his budding romantic partner. Then, without any apparent understanding of how this will look to every woman in the house who believed him when he said he didn't want to nominate any women in the first week, he puts Alyssa and Kyland on the block.

That's the beauty of this episode. It sets up Frenchie to completely fall on his face, and it's wonderful to watch. I don't even have any strong opinions about Frenchie at the moment! But it's definitely entertaining to watch him botch an easy layup and piss off the friends he thought he was making early in the game. Between his nominations and his constant spying on people, always lingering around their conversations, Frenchie is positioning himself as a player very few will trust. Now we wait for this week's veto and see if that further pushes Frenchie to alienate himself and blow up his game.

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Big Brother returned on Wednesday with its 23rd season and will continue to air three times weekly on Sundays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. The first week will be the only week without a Thursday episode.

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'Big Brother 23' Fans Noticed Frenchie's Claim of Not Wanting to Target Minorities Wasn't Shown

Showbiz Cheat Sheet 12 July, 2021 - 02:09pm

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Once again, Big Brother 23 live feed fans are comparing what happened in real life to what makes it on the show. Many noticed Brandon “Frenchie” French’s claim he didn’t want to target minorities didn’t make the cut, and they have something to say about it.

We love you, #BBBrent. ❤️ #BB23 pic.twitter.com/ZhhIh3HA6v

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The second episode of Big Brother 23 showed Frenchie acting as Head of Household (HOH) after his team won the first competition. He made it clear that he was going after the “meatheads” this season.

Brent Champagne, Christian Birkenberger, Travis Long, and Xavier Prather were shown as people considered to be the “meatheads.” Frenchie also started to bond with the women quickly. There was a montage of him promising all of them that they had nothing to worried about because that’s not the way he works. Most of them talked about feeling safe with him, including Alyssa Lopez.

But it didn’t take long for Frenchie to have a change of heart. He had a talk with Brent and admitted he quickly judged him. He seemed more open to building a relationship with Brent from there. He then moved his target to Christian.

not them leaving out the part where he said he wouldn’t nominate minorities or women #bb23 pic.twitter.com/ShtLPjiUxd

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Fans who watched the live feeds noticed something was missing from the second episode. Frenchie not only promised he wouldn’t put up a woman. But he also claimed he wouldn’t put up a person of color. For some reason that was missing from the episode.

“I’m glad they’re setting up to show how full of dhut [sic] Frenchie is….but they’re really not gonna show him saying he wouldn’t put up a minority either??? C’mon now, get all the facts in there producers. #BB23,” one fan tweeted

Another fan tweeted, “not them leaving out the part where he said he wouldn’t nominate minorities or women #bb23.” 

A third fan tweeted, “Good showing us that Frenchie said he didn’t wanna nominate a woman. Will they show him saying similar things about POCs? #BB23.”

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Sadly, Frenchie didn’t keep either promise. He chose to put up Alyssa and Kyland Young. This is because Christian won safety in the Wildcard Competition so that ruined Frenchie’s plan. He noticed Frenchie was following Alyssa around, so he put her on the block to take out a potential showmance. He also believed she was lying when she claimed she wasn’t approached to be in an alliance.

This means Frenchie went against two things that he said to other people, which is a rough start for anyone who is trying to build trust with their fellow houseguests. Time will tell how it’ll all play out and if Alyssa or Kyland will be saved from the block. 

Big Brother 23 Live Feeds Week 1: Sunday Highlights

Big Brother Network 12 July, 2021 - 02:09pm

Sunday calmed down a bit early on but then took off overnight for the Big Brother 23 Houseguests as they waded through the mess Frenchie left for everyone after Saturday’s Veto excitement. Now HGs are looking forward to Monday’s Veto meeting and preparing for their next moves to survive the week of the mad king. This could got in a LOT of different directions and we’ll have to see what Frenchie settles on, possibly based on whoever talks to him last as he continues to be very, very impressionable.

If you’ve got the Live Feeds (Free Trial) then you can watch all of these moments with the Flashback feature to go back and watch those important conversations or funny scenes you may have missed.

8:45 AM BBT – HGs get their wake up call.

9:00 AM BBT – Backyard is open again.

9:15 AM BBT – HGs getting ready for their swimsuit backyard photoshoot this morning.

11:25 AM BBT – Feeds are back from the photoshoot. HGs lounging around the backyard.

11:30 AM BBT – Frenchie sharing the plan that Alyssa will stay on the Block and Travis will be the renom and target.

11:40 AM BBT – Frenchie tells Christian he’s glad this worked out this way. Christian says he trusts Frenchie more now.

11:45 AM BBT – Xavier tells Frenchie that Travis knows he’s in trouble and could feel his energy change after Derek X won the Veto.

11:50 AM BBT – Frenchie questions Claire if he’s done something to offend her because she hasn’t been talking to him. He promises her she’s safe. Claire says she knows he’s been stressed so she’s been giving him space.

12:30 PM BBT – Alyssa tells Brent she’s going to try and keep her space from Christian. Brent expects Christian will nom him and Frenchie together. Brent warns Alyssa that Christian “likes” her. She worries that’s where this all came from.

12:35 PM BBT – Azah hopes Christian will go after Brent. Britini likes that idea because Travis will be a good shield for them. Britini challenges the idea that Frenchie could just force a massive alliance by putting Slaughterhouse in front of them and saying it was happening.

12:40 PM BBT – Azah tells Britini she thinks it’s too late to salvage Frenchie because of how he went off on his own and didn’t tell or involve them instead of entrusting his team.

12:50 PM BBT – Claire talks with Kyland on how she’s frustrated that Frenchie said he thinks she’s coming for him since she wasn’t talking to him even though she was doing it to show she trusted him.

1:00 PM BBT – And now Frenchie has set a F2 with Christian who promises him safety to the end.

1:05 PM BBT – Travis working with Claire and Kyland to prepare for a likely renom. He is trying to figure out how much of a target Alyssa is if he goes up against her. Claire suggests he go and try to make peace with Frenchie now.

2:00 PM BBT – Derek F and Xavier check-in. Xavier recommends keeping a low profile and don’t overthink things. DF says he has to control himself from flirting with Frenchie since F is married with kids.

4:00 PM BBT – Workout time in the backyard.

4:30 PM BBT – Britini praises Derek X for his performance and speed in the Veto comp.

6:00 PM BBT – HGs are enjoying their time in the backyard.

6:05 PM BBT – Brent again warning Alyssa that if she’s near Christian she will be considered a target.

6:25 PM BBT – Truth or Dare starting up in the backyard.

7:35 PM BBT – HGs doing a fashion show in the backyard.

8:00 PM BBT – Tiffany is reenacting Frenchie’s nomination ceremony in front of everyone.

8:45 PM BBT – Brent, Alyssa and Frenchie are discussing possible nominations last week (even though they still can’t figure out what’s happening this week). Brent says he doesn’t trust Kyland but adds that if Travis stays this week he could become a big threat.

8:50 PM BBT – Frenchie says that usually a woman or the older person goes first but that’s not going to happen this season.

9:07 PM BBT – Brent tells Alyssa that he trusts Frenchie but he keeps going back on everything he says as soon as someone talks to him. She asks if he thinks Frenchie would tell Derek not to use the veto. Brent says if Frenchie does that then everything is ruined and the alliance will mean nothing because no one will trust Frenchie and he is just going to go home next week.

9:10 PM BBT – Frenchie asks Derek X if Travis or Kyland ever said they were targeting Frenchie. Derek X says he for sure knows Kyland never said that.

9:14 PM BBT – Frenchie is asking around where people will vote if nominations stay the same. Travis and Hannah said they would vote to keep Kyland and Xaiver says since Alyssa is on his team he would likely keep her.

9:16 PM BBT – Frenchie tells Hannah he would rather have the veto use on Alyssa but doesn’t know where Derek X’s head is.

9:30 PM BBT – Frenchie asks Travis if he can secretly persuade Derek to not use the veto. Travis asks if Kyland is cool with that and Frenchie says he hasn’t mentioned that idea to Kyland or anyone.

9:45 PM BBT – Derek X tells Tiffany that the veto is basically Frenchie’s and he is figuring out if he wants him to use it or not.

10:20 PM BBT – Frenchie working on Claire to see if he can get the Jokers and Queens teams to align. The trade here is that he wants her to vote out one of her own team members (Kyland or Travis, seemingly not Tiffany).

10:25 PM BBT – Frenchie tells Claire and Sarah that he will blow up if DX doesn’t use the Veto.

11:05 PM BBT – DX talks with Kyland about his Veto plan and Kyland says Travis will be the renom.

11:20 PM BBT – DX tells Claire and Frenchie he still plans to use the Veto on Kyland and understands Travis will likely go up.

11:25 PM BBT – Travis tells DX that Frenchie wants him to keep the noms the same. DX is confused. (Everyone is confused.) They can’t figure out which of them Frenchie is trying to test.

11:35 PM BBT – Travis asks DX not to tell that Frenchie was secretly asking him (T) to convince DX not to use the Veto. Confusion all around. T says Frenchie wants to appear neutral.

12:30 AM BBT – Frenchie polling HGs about votes if it’s Alyssa versus Travis. He tells Derek F, Alyssa, and Kyland that he’s hearing some surprise answers.

12:40 AM BBT – Frenchie warns DX that while Kyland is being really nice to him (DX) so he’ll use the Veto on him that he (K) is actually trying to make a F2 with Frenchie.

1:20 AM BBT – Frenchie tells Alyssa that Sarah would keep Kyland over her (A). Alyssa is surprised.

1:30 AM BBT – Travis checks in with DX about not using the Veto. DX says he isn’t sure that’s the plan and mentions that Kyland is upstairs with Frenchie.

1:40 AM BBT – Kyland asks and DX admits that there’s a 10% chance he doesn’t use the Veto.

1:45 AM BBT – Frenchie is getting upset and frustrated upstairs with Xavier. Xavier is asking him to chill. Frenchie claims he is unappreciated.

1:50 AM BBT – HGs gathering in the HOH room now with DX, Travis, Brent, Xavier, Frenchie, and Kyland. Frenchie feels he’s being transparent but is getting a lot of stress back. Frenchie says he’s just been talking in hypotheticals.

2:05 AM BBT – Frenchie complains that this has been the hardest Week 1 HOH EVER. (And whose fault is that?)

2:10 AM BBT – Frenchie says he threw up twice after nominations.

2:15 AM BBT – Frenchie complains to Kyland (who is on the Block) that he (F) feels disrespected by him tonight.

2:40 AM BBT – Much confusion continues. DX wants to talk with Frenchie again to figure out the Veto.

2:55 AM BBT – DX tells Frenchie that he feels obligated to use the Veto on Kyland because he has promised him so many times already. Frenchie says with the way everyone is fighting to save Kyland that it’s obvious already that Kyland will win the whole game now if he stays. Frenchie questions why no one is worried about Alyssa.

3:20 AM BBT – Frenchie wants Alyssa to come down and have two guys on the Block to compete for the votes. Frenchie still suggesting that Kyland disrespected him tonight.

3:25 AM BBT – Travis tells DX and Brent that Frenchie is just giving lip service to HGs. DX wants Frenchie to renom a woman instead.

3:40 AM BBT – Frenchie is back on the Kyland complaint-train and questions who Kyland thinks he is to threaten him. Travis gets Frenchie over to the Memwall so they can look at alternatives to him (T) going up and where the votes are. Travis applying the “you’re a man of your word” and pressuring him to not renom him (T). Travis suggesting Hannah and Frenchie seems open to it, saying he hasn’t promised Hannah anything.

4:05 AM BBT – Brent suggests they leave the noms alone and let the house decide. DX says that’s bad for his own game.

4:20 AM BBT – Travis, Brent, Frenchie, and DX talking DX says if Kyland stays on the Block then he appears to be unloyal after his previous promises. DX asks Frenchie if he can say Frenchie told him not to use it. Frenchie approves.

4:40 AM BBT – Christian has joined the group before it breaks up for bed. Derek X has been suggesting he still wants to use the Veto.

4:45 AM BBT – Christian tells Frenchie and Brent that if Kyland gets voted out he could blow up their Slaughterhouse alliance. Christian says they need to get Travis out or else HGs will think Frenchie is unreliable.

5:00 AM BBT – Frenchie is staying downstairs tonight and got in the bed next to DX so he could spend an extensive amount of time trying to convince DX to save Alyssa so Frenchie could put up Travis and let the two guys battle it out. Frenchie promises this will be a huge move that will make them legends in Week 1.

5:25 AM BBT – Frenchie has finally stopped talking and let DX go to bed. HGs all asleep.

What a mess. Frenchie is trying to play an entire season of Big Brother in his first week and he’s racking up the points against himself. Here we’ve got him bouncing all around on targets making everyone nervous while he can still only renom one person, if it even gets played. Derek X seems intent on using it though so prepare for more fun later today.

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Big Brother 23: Veto Ceremony Plans for Week 1

Big Brother Network 12 July, 2021 - 02:09pm

What a week it’s been in the Big Brother 23 house with Frenchie as the Head of Household. Alyssa and Kyland have been nominated for eviction and the Power of Veto Comp has been played, now all we have to do is wait and see what happens at Monday’s Veto Meeting. Read on to find out what the plan could be for this week’s Veto Meeting!

Throughout the day on Sunday, the Veto Meeting plans changed several times. By the end of the night, we still had no idea what to expect out of this week’s POV Meeting.

First, Frenchie wanted Derek X to use the POV on Kyland so that he could renominate and target Travis this week. Derek X then went to Kyland and told him that he was going to use the POV on him at this week’s Veto Meeting. This scenario also worked for Alyssa because she believes she has a better chance to stay if she is sitting next to Travis.

Then, Frenchie went to Travis and asked him to secretly try and get Derek X not to use the POV this week. When Travis went to Derek X with this, Derek X was just as confused as the rest of us watching this unfold. Travis explains to Derek X that Frenchie wanted him to do this and they both wondered which one of them Frenchie was trying to test.

Finally, we watched a conversation between Frenchie and Derek X that lasted for hours on the live feeds during the overnight hours on Sunday. Frenchie tried to convince Derek X to use the POV on Alyssa instead of Kyland, but Derek X feels obligated to use it on Kyland now because he has already promised to. Derek X mentions that he would also rather see another woman go up instead of Travis and they briefly talked about Hannah as a possibility. Frenchie played it off like it was something he would consider and told them that he didn’t promise Hannah anything this week.

Based on the talks inside the Big Brother house, Derek X is still planning to use the POV on Kyland because he doesn’t want to seem like he is unloyal to anyone. Frenchie did try to convince Derek X to use the POV on Alyssa instead, but I don’t think that Derek was persuaded.

What do you think Derek X should do with the POV at the Veto Meeting? Make sure you come back later for our Veto Meeting spoilers!

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