Sally is a recovering nomad currently living in California (by way of NYC and Paris). She's a writer, editor, singer, life/business coach, and general lover of life. Although she could take or leave the heat and beaches, summers are her fave because they mean Big Brother and SYTYCD. #TeamIan forever.

7 Liztin Quotes Show They're Doomed After 'BB17'

Wednesday night's Big Brother 17 finale crowned Steve Moses as the grand prize winner, and by taking Liz to the final two with him, he made her $50,000 richer. Although most BB fans knew that both Vanessa and Steve would surely take her to the end,…
By Sally Mercedes

What's Next For Clay & Shelli After 'Big Brother'?

There were a lot of moments to love during the Big Brother 17 finale. Some of the best of the night include Steve pulling out that final HOH win, Liz's reaction to Steve taking her to the final two, and Austin's shock at hearing the top three…
By Sally Mercedes

James Makes 'BB' History With Fave Houseguest Win

Big Brother 17 came to a dramatic end on Wednesday with Steve winning the last HoH competition and taking Liz over Vanessa to the Final 2. That pivotal choice helped him win the $500,000 grand prize and earned Liz a respectable $50,000 as well. As…
By Sally Mercedes

Vanessa Moves 1 Step Closer To $500,000 On 'BB17'

On Wednesday night, as the special live eviction episode of Big Brother 17 aired in the West Coast, the three remaining houseguests began an endurance competition to determine the first winner of the three-part final HoH competition. After a…
By Sally Mercedes

'Big Brother 18' Should Be An All-Stars Season

Big Brother 17 has just one more episode left, and hardcore fans are already eagerly anticipating the next season. Technically, we're only about nine months away from the next summer premiere, but it's not too early to speculate and predict what…
By Sally Mercedes

Vanessa Might Spend Her 'BB17' Prize Money On This

Out of all the remaining houseguests, it's safe to say that Vanessa doesn't really need the Big Brother 17 prize money. In addition to Vanessa's net worth estimated at over $4 million, her successful poker career and endorsement deals make it easy…
By Sally Mercedes

Steve Should Spend His 'BB17' Prize Money On This

We are now so close to the Big Brother 17 finale, we can start counting down in terms of hours. Soon, we'll have a winner for the final HoH competition of the year, we'll know who makes it to the Final 2, and who's going home $500,000 richer. For…
By Sally Mercedes

Austin's Wrestling Time Is Done After 'BB17'

Austin Matelson has had quite a summer thanks to his run on Big Brother 17. When the season began, Austin had a mostly-dead wrestling career, a long-term girlfriend, and a secret alter ego. By finale night, he'll have a potential wrestling career,…
By Sally Mercedes

Steve Has Some Time To Fill After 'Big Brother 17'

As the three remaining houseguests enter their final week in the Big Brother house, I'm sure they have plenty to think about. Not just in terms of how the last week will play out, but also what their lives have in store once they re-enter the real…
By Sally Mercedes

Vanessa Has Ambitious Plans After 'Big Brother'

Less than a week from now, the Big Brother 17 contestants will all be out of the house, readjusting after an intense summer. For those who made it to the Jury House and finale night, they will have survived 98 days of paranoia, lies, fun, strategy,…
By Sally Mercedes

Vanessa Has 2 Ways Of Getting To The 'BB17' Finals

There's less than one week of Big Brother 17 left, and it comes with lots of questions and scenarios for the houseguests to consider. Who is the likeliest person to win the final HOH? Who would each Big Brother houseguest take to the final two?…
By Sally Mercedes

How This Special 'Big Brother' Week Will Play Out

The Big Brother 17 schedule changes in the last two weeks of the game reminded fans that there was still an extra houseguest who needed to be evicted in order to start the finale with three players. We were wondering how they would make that happen,…
By Sally Mercedes

Vanessa Made A Major Decision On 'Big Brother 17'

We're in the final stretch of Big Brother 17, and in these crucial couple of weeks, every decision is important. Despite some fans predicting Vanessa would throw this HOH (to compete in the final four HOH and, upon winning, guarantee herself a spot…
By Sally Mercedes

The 'BB17' Live Feeds Should Return With 3 Changes

This Monday at 9 a.m. PT, the Big Brother live feeds went down. Normally, the live feeds come down every time there's a competition or ceremony in the house, and on days when there's an eviction, they are often down for several hours, coming back…
By Sally Mercedes

The Twins Have Won A Lot Of Competitions On 'BB17'

When Big Brother 17 began, one of the first twists we learned about was the Twin Twist. For five weeks, Liz and Julia competed as one person, and after surviving eviction for those weeks, Julia was able to enter the game as herself. In Season 5, the…
By Sally Mercedes

Vanessa Vs. Derrick: Who's The Better 'BB' Player?

It seems that every year, comparisons between current and former Big Brother houseguests are inevitable. Last season, Nicole compared Derrick to Dan and got evicted for it, and for most of this season, Steve has been compared to Ian. Over the last…
By Sally Mercedes

4 'Big Brother' Guys Liz Should Date After Austin

With Big Brother 17 winding down, it's natural that the houseguests are considering what they'll do after finale night. Although Liz and Austin have discussed living in L.A. together, most fans are skeptical that their relationship will stand the…
By Sally Mercedes

Liz Is Not America’s Favorite Houseguest On 'BB17'

With just three weeks of Big Brother 17 left, the houseguests are getting more and more excited about the three awards up for grabs each season: winner, runner-up, and America's Favorite Houseguest. The winner and runner-up win $500,000 and $50,000…
By Sally Mercedes

Austin Made A Big, Smart Move On 'Big Brother 17'

Steve's second HOH run on Big Brother 17 is already off to a stronger start than his first. Although it was important to get out Jackie when he did (it started chipping away at the major alliance of the house), it was seen as a soft move at the…
By Sally Mercedes

'BB17' Houseguests Have A Big Eviction To Consider

It's been tough to be a twin in the Big Brother house this week. With Austin winning the POV competition and taking himself off the block, Steve put up Julia as his replacement nominee. That means Liz and her sister Julia are both in danger of being…
By Sally Mercedes