Drew dumps Diane for Cowboy.

Drew dumps Diane for Cowboy.
The final two houseguests on Big Brother 5 are Drew and Cowboy, fifty percent of the group known as the Four Horsemen. Pleading with Drew, the winner of the HOH competition, to take them to the final two, Cowboy professed his love (…”whatever decision, I love you. You are a brother to me.”) while Diane only said she cared (“…I care about you more than anything in the world. You know that and whatever decision you make, I respect you.”) Drew chose love and went with Cowboy, Diane left the house in tears, and then Drew and Cowboy started hugging and crying. After the jury vote, one will win $500,000, and the other will get $50,000. Either way, Drew has bills to pay–to his agent. As John Powell points out in his recap, on the live feeds shortly after the eviction, “Drew admitted to Michael that an agent from a twin casting agency made him aware of the opportunity to be on ‘Big Brother 5′ and he probably owes her 10 per cent of his winnings.” The finale airs Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET.

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Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.