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Big Brother: Julie Chen sizes up the final three

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Each week, Big Brother host Julie Chen will answer a few questions about the latest events in the house. Today, she weighs in on James’ big decision, sizes up the final three, and discusses that crazy Jury House blow-up.

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: First off, that was probably the craziest Jury House fight we’ve ever seen. What do you make of that emotional blow-up between Paulie and Da’Vonne, in which production had to actually physically separate them?

JULIE CHEN: That fight was hard to watch and breathe at the same time. Those two are like oil and water. Paulie knows how to push Da’Vonne’s buttons. He becomes so immature and is like the little brother who knows how to get under your skin and push you to the edge. But Da’Vonne was taking some low blows too about his height. Also immature. I think Day also hates seeing Zakiyah, who she felt close to and protective of, with her arch enemy.

Did James make the right choice in getting rid of Corey instead of Nicole?

I think James made a mistake not keeping Corey. Chances are Corey would have taken him to the final two, and I think the only person James had a chance of beating in the final two (should he make it) is Corey. If he sits next to Paul, I think he loses by one vote at least. If he sits next to Nicole, then Da’Vonne is the swing vote who ultimately I think would vote for Nicole. She likes James, but she gave Nicole props for playing a heck of a game.

Who among the final three is in the best spot to win and who is in the worst? Size up the final three for me.

Paul, I think, is in the best spot to win. He is good at comps, especially mental ones and memory ones. And by my calculations he wins against either Nicole or James if he makes it to the final two. James has not shown himself to be good at comps this year. He’s been only good at endurance comps this year and it will take more than that to be the final HOH. Nicole has proven to be able to win comps this year, and if she wins final HOH, I don’t think she would beat Paul in a final two situation. And again, if she were to choose James as her final two, she is not a shoe-in to win. All the way around, I think Paul stands the best chance to win it all.

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