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'Big Brother 11': Jordan says, 'I strongly, strongly dislike you with a passion!'

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“Why don’t you drop all that anger and man-up?” Jeff asked Russell.

“A bald-faced lie,” Natalie described the promise she and Kevin made to Jeff.

“I’m jacked and tanned,” said Jessie. Twice.

Yes, Jessie was back, but consigned to the jury house, where on Thursday’s live, eviction edition of Big Brother 11, he was joined by Lydia. Lydia, you’ll recall, had gone from worshipping the muscle-god to professing to hate him for his deceitfulness. Oooh, how would she behave once she arrived in the jury house? And who would be evicted?

SPOILER ALERT! STOP RIGHT NOW IF YOU DON’T WANT TO KNOW WHO GOT EVICTED OR ANY OTHER THURSDAY SHOW DETAILS!

Okay, now: So of course Lydia turned into a drooling suck-up as soon as she saw Jessie outside the BB house. But the real surprise: How about that sudden, post-eviction burst of eloquence from Russell once he left the house? The way he smoothly explained to Julie Chen that, via all his yelling and bullying, he “wanted to evoke emotion,” and that he “wanted to be dynamic.” Dynamic indeed! When he told Chen that he wanted to combine qualities of some of the past “greats” like Evil Dick, Mike Boogie, and Dr. Will, I thought, this guy turned out to be a better student of the game than the BB11 player who was billed as such, Ronnie. Russell did the image of mixed martial artists well in his exit interview.

So: Jeff admitted that this week’s events “puts a target on me.” Do you think he can survive a Kevin-Natalie push to get him moved out? Who do you think is going to win the “S’more The Merrier” HOH competition? (My bet: Michele – she looked full-on concentrated.)

Be sure to read Josh Wolk’s essential Big Brother TV Watch and Julie Chen’s terrific BB blog, too.

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