Diane says all-star Big Brother has “kind of been sucking so far”

The latest evicted Big Brother 7 houseguest, Diane Henry, agrees that this season has been very lame so far. “I’m hoping from this week out, we’ll start to see some All-Star stuff — it’s kind of been sucking so far. It just really wasn’t the same experience (as BB5),” she tells the Calgary Sun.

Despite that, she says life in the house was “miserable. It was the worst four weeks of my entire life.” In fact, she was glad to leave, saying, “Leaving the house (Thursday) was actually more of a luxury than a disappointment.”

In part, she didn’t like the “spoiled-rotten people” whose “complaining was just outright ridiculous, which, in turn, made it worse for us. … The more you complained, the less they were going to give the house some alcohol … and they wouldn’t give us activities, something to keep us occupied, eccept (sic) for some kid’s toys.”

Kids’ toys? What torture.

‘Big Brother’ is a big nightmare [Calgary Sun]

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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.