The Most Red-Hot Moments When Big Brother Houseguests Reached Their Boiling Point

Rockstar vs. Brett (Big Brother 20)

Rockstar vs. Brett (Big Brother 20)

On the Big Brother 20's third eviction night (and Rockstar's daughter's birthday), Brett attempted to confuse the rival alliance. He started a rumor that brought Rockstar's allegiances into question, earning himself a tongue-lashing on live television.

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Paulie vs. Da'Vonne (Big Brother 18)

Paulie vs. Da'Vonne (Big Brother 18)

While in the jury house, Paulie seemed to realign with Zakiyah, but the revived relationship didn't sit well with Da'Vonne. Then, things really heated up when the two evicted Houseguests went head-to-head in an argument that escalated quickly when the elder Calafiore brother questioned Mama Day's parenting skills

The other Season 18 jury members sat in silence, watching the argument unfold. Talk about awkward

 
Clay vs. James (Big Brother 17)

Clay vs. James (Big Brother 17)

Once he decided that his feelings for Shelli Poole were more important than money, Clay Honeycutt basically stopped playing. James Huling didn’t take kindly to this, and approached Clay about the situation.

Things escalated when Clay fired back with threats, which led to James getting all up in Clay’s face. The showdown may have had something to do with the resounding votes to evict Clay.

 
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Jace vs. Audrey (Big Brother 17)

Jace vs. Audrey (Big Brother 17)

Let’s face it: Every Houseguest was a bit agitated with Audrey Middleton at some point in the Season 17 house. But Jace Agolli, the first to be evicted, was also the first to confront her about her lying ways.

Jace, campaigning to stay in the house, did his very best to alert the other Houseguests that Audrey was not to be trusted, which caused Audrey to retaliate.

A stern back and forth commenced, but Jace was still sent home, and Audrey’s persuasion skills kept her in the game until week four.

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Ragan vs. Rachel (Big Brother 12)

Ragan vs. Rachel (Big Brother 12)

If Rachel Reilly is known for one thing, it’s bringing heavy drama to Big Brother. When she showed up for Season 12, she packed a suitcase-full.

When Rachel got into it with college professor Ragan Fox, the two Houseguests spit high-school-mean-girl-style cutdowns back and forth at each other. 

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Chima vs. Russell (Big Brother 11)

Chima vs. Russell (Big Brother 11)

Russell Kairouz’s fear that Chima Simone was conspiring to backdoor him led to a huge argument full of flailing limbs and bullet-caliber expletives that traveled from the HOH room all the way outside, drawing a parade of gawking Houseguests.

Several days later, Chima’s rising temper and continuous diva antics got her expelled from the
Season 11 house.

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Jeff vs. Russell (Big Brother 11)

Jeff vs. Russell (Big Brother 11)

Russell Kairouz got into it with another Season 11 Houseguest, Jeff Schroeder, when Russell got upset about Jeff’s gameplay. Russell threatened Jeff, telling him that if he ever walks into the jury house that he would "mop [his] face all up and down that ground."

Then they started to tally up how many real-world fights they'd been in, and things got a little bit scary. Russell topped it off by insulting Jeff’s future fiancĂ©, Jordan Lloyd.

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Chelsia and Joshuah vs. Amanda (Big Brother 9)

Chelsia and Joshuah vs. Amanda (Big Brother 9)

The customary Big Brother gossip mill turned ugly on Season 9 when Chelsia Hart approached Amanda Hansen to clear up a he-said/she-said issue and things got heated in the hot tub.

Joshuah Welch took the opportunity to "turn the other Houseguests against Amanda," spraying a number of expletives and calling Amanda a "horse face." Joshuah went too far when he made a distasteful jab about Amanda’s deceased father.  

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Dick vs. Jen (Big Brother 8)

Dick vs. Jen (Big Brother 8)

There’s no use crying over spilled milk, but cigarettes are a different story. “Evel Dick” Donato got into it with a number of people in the Season 8 house, but the one with Jen Johnson was overinflated and very memorable.

Up for nomination, Jen stole Dick’s cigarettes, bleached them, and scattered them all over the house. Dick got back at Jen by throwing her clothes over the house walls.

Big Brother replaced Dick’s cigarettes, and he decided to sit down beside Jen to smoke one. This, of course, sparked an argument.

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Eric vs. Michael and Ivette vs. Kaysar (Big Brother 6)

Eric vs. Michael and Ivette vs. Kaysar (Big Brother 6)

Season 6 was a virtual minefield.

Houseguests Eric Littmann and Michael Donnellan got into it one day after Eric found out that Michael bad-mouthed Eric and his family. At the same time, Ivette Corredero and Kaysar Ridha were arguing as well, and things were escalating quickly.

Things boiled over and the producers stepped in to separate all of the Houseguests. At the end of the day, every single Houseguest was given a warning. 

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Janelle vs. Beau (Big Brother 6)

Janelle vs. Beau (Big Brother 6)

On Season 6, a little bit—a lotta-bit?—of alcohol fueled a screaming match between Janelle Pierzina and Beau Beasley.

Plenty of expletives were thrown around, and who could forget Beau screaming "Polyester hair!" at Janelle?

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Danielle vs. Lori (Big Brother 3)

Danielle vs. Lori (Big Brother 3)

Lori Olsen’s one-of-a-kind personality drew animosity from the moment she stepped into the Season 3 house.

When Lori scolded the other Houseguests over their obsession with hand-washing, Danielle Reyes lost her cool and the two women started a yelling match. The outcome? Lori was the first Houseguest ousted on Big Brother.

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