Monica leaves; Sheryl has breast cancer.

Monica leaves; Sheryl has breast cancer.
Last night’s one-hour Big Brother 2 (the second episode that was scheduled to air is viewable online) was preceeded by a brief segment showing the house guests being informed about the events of last Tuesday. The regular episode found Monica being evicted by–and chewing out–a teary head of household Nicole. It also looked at what has happened to evicted house guests since they left; during that segment, Sheryl revealed that she discovered she had breast cancer shortly after leaving the house.
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