'Big Brother' contestant's home burns down
September 15th, 2010
05:34 PM ET

'Big Brother' contestant's home burns down

She fought hard to overcome the Brigade alliance in the "Big Brother" house until last week, and now Britney Haynes unfortunately will be returning to Little Rock, Arkansas to find her real house damaged from a fire.

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports that Britney's rental home - which she shared with (oft-mentioned) fiance Nick Grisham - was set ablaze when a small grill in the backyard ignited the grass nearby, followed by a trash can and then the home itself. The fire was described as "fully involved" by the paper.

Tonight marks the 12th season finale of the show, in which Britney will vote for someone to win the $500,000 prize (her best friend in the house, Lane, is still in the running).

Grisham and her family will break the news to Britney after the finale. She has been sequestered in the "jury house" since being voted off this past Thursday.

Grisham's mother lawyer told the Democrat-Gazette, "She can't do anything. The final show is tonight and it's live. There's no sense in her knowing."

soundoff (49 Responses)
  1. He's out of the town too figure out his life...

    do I remain with a washed up script or do I move on too a better script.

    August 14, 2013 at 8:08 am | Report abuse |
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    July 21, 2012 at 2:45 am | Report abuse |
  3. deanchell

    I am so sorry to hear about Brittney and her fiance loosing their home. I hope they had renter's insurance. However, I'm hoping for a Brittney & Lane happily ever after!!

    September 16, 2010 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |
  4. mike

    I think you all need to get a life! You are all a bunch nuts for watching such garbage no wonder the world is going to hell!?

    September 16, 2010 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Barbara

    Rachel and Brendan were so nauseating it was sad. Maybe the "After Dark" version told a different story, but the likely deserved whatever they got from the other house guests. On the bright side, that's one relationship that won't last past the finale!!

    September 16, 2010 at 10:49 am | Report abuse |
    • Elizabeth

      BBAD was even worse when it came to Brenchel. They literally put on a show every single night once they realized it was 9:00 p.m. in the house and BBAD was on!!! It was pathetic.

      September 16, 2010 at 11:00 am | Report abuse |
    • Regan

      They're happily married now, lol...shows what u know

      August 14, 2013 at 7:55 am | Report abuse |
    • No s-x and manipulation

      he's out of town too figure out what he's going about her...lets hope he starts a new script with someone else.

      August 14, 2013 at 8:04 am | Report abuse |
  6. Heather

    Good thing she won 35,000 on the show. I wish her the best.

    September 16, 2010 at 10:47 am | Report abuse |
  7. randyT

    Everybody on that show had a screw loose. I don't think I would have anything to do with any of them in real life.

    September 16, 2010 at 10:32 am | Report abuse |
  8. passioNate927


    September 16, 2010 at 10:25 am | Report abuse |
  9. Dani

    I love this show. I've watched it for many years and wish it would come out on DVD like Survivor did. I'm sorry to hear about Brittany's house, and I wish her the best of luck with her future. Wish I could watch the show tonight. Unfortunately, I've got to miss it. Good luck guys!

    September 16, 2010 at 10:04 am | Report abuse |
    • maryann

      The final show aired last nite. There is no Thursday show.. Hayden won 500,.000 and Lane won $50,000 Britney won America's Favorite $25,000. Some fan you are... Only kidding.

      September 16, 2010 at 10:29 am | Report abuse |
  10. Suzie

    Brittany's house burned down, Lane just bought a new house. Things that make you go hmmmm..... Everything happens for a reason. Great show, Brittany was a good player and even better comic relief. Glad she won the favorite player money, she'll put it to good use.

    September 16, 2010 at 9:26 am | Report abuse |
  11. MIke

    This was one of the best seasons ever. Great show!

    September 16, 2010 at 9:15 am | Report abuse |
  12. Gabriella

    No need to feel sad for Brittany, it wasn't her home. She was RENTING it with her fiancee. Insurance will pay for any damages. Now get back to work and plan on earning 25K, not voting to give it to Brittany.
    Btw, I agree with everyone who thinks Brittany is evil and vile.... so is Ragan. Rachel was just annoying but doesn't come close to how evil Brittany is.

    September 16, 2010 at 9:08 am | Report abuse |
    • Elizabeth

      Rachel and Brenden did more than their share of bashing on the other hamsters when they were alone in the HOH.

      September 16, 2010 at 10:58 am | Report abuse |
  13. Samantha

    and Tyler, you are happy someone's house burned down? and you say someone else isn't a good person? jeeeesh, look in the mirror dude.

    September 16, 2010 at 8:42 am | Report abuse |
  14. Samantha

    Chuck D, almost nobody watches this show? It was one of the highest rated shows of the summer. Had your head in the sand or do you stay glued to Nickleodeon?

    September 16, 2010 at 8:40 am | Report abuse |
  15. Jezz

    I think this is horrible. I was wanting brit or lane to win the 25,000 or the whole game so I'm glad she won something. Insurance should pay for most of that stuff though. I hope the best for her!!! :))) and the rest of the BB12

    September 16, 2010 at 7:30 am | Report abuse |
  16. tyler

    hmm what comes around goes around....after all her racheal bashing i couldnt stand watching this show with her on it....all she did is make fun of people, she isnt a good person....but at least nobody was injured in the fire.

    September 16, 2010 at 3:51 am | Report abuse |
  17. Rooster

    I expect we'll see Britney and Rachel in Playboy sooner or later!
    They will be the big winners!

    September 15, 2010 at 11:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Elizabeth

      Rachel's body is nothing short of hideous with her watermelon boobies. She almost has a deformed look because he boobs are too big. Also, Rachel is not that attractive in the fact. She will never appear in Playboy – maybe Hustler – but never Playboy. Besides, what photographer would want to be subjected to her laugh during an 8-hour photo shoot? Rachel is in for a rude awakening when she reads the boards and talks to her family. She was shocked she didn't win AC last night – she truly thought she was the new "Janelle" and that fans loved her and Brenden. When she comes down to earth, she's going to land hard.

      September 16, 2010 at 10:56 am | Report abuse |
  18. louise

    I am very glad she won the 25 thousand!

    September 15, 2010 at 11:41 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Scott

    Kinda makes you feel glad that she won the 25,000 dollars for americas favorite player.

    September 15, 2010 at 11:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • CHT

      The winner hasn't been announced.... what planet are you on?

      September 16, 2010 at 9:09 am | Report abuse |
    • Natalie

      @CHT... it's more like what planet are YOU on??? The winner has been announced last night and the comment was added after it was announced! I'm happy she won it too coz she definately will be needing it!

      September 16, 2010 at 9:18 am | Report abuse |
    • CHT

      @ Natalie – Oops! I didn't know they decided to announce the winner before the season finale.... I guess I'm not as engrossed into reality tv as you are. Thanks for the correction.

      September 16, 2010 at 9:30 am | Report abuse |
    • Ellie

      @CHT Last night (Wednesday) was the season finale. Have a lovely day!

      September 16, 2010 at 9:56 am | Report abuse |
  20. Dawn

    Wow, this show is still on?

    ... and people watch it?
    Now that's news!

    September 15, 2010 at 9:04 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Bekah

    Ok, talking about karma, that's not even fair or right to say. NO ONE deserves to lose a home whether you like them or not!

    September 15, 2010 at 8:37 pm | Report abuse |
  22. gc

    I like Britney. She managed to outlast that VILE Rachel, the Neanderthal Brendon and most of the guys. She's smart, funny and I wish her the best. I voted for her to win the 25k. She deserves. Now more than ever. To say it's kharma is horrible. It's a reality show where you play a social and strategic game. Kharma has nothing to do with her house catching on fire. How sad for someone to say that. As for it being "news"...you're on the entertainment page. Maybe you should hang out on the disaster or politics page if you want news.

    September 15, 2010 at 8:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • CHT

      Actually, Brittany and Ragan are the most vile, evil creatures to have lived in the BB house. Ask anyone who watches Big brother after dark. They have nothing on Rachel and Brendon.

      September 16, 2010 at 9:03 am | Report abuse |
  23. Big brother fan

    Wow, karma ls the darndest thing......

    September 15, 2010 at 8:11 pm | Report abuse |
  24. NotaCNNemployee

    There is no Hillcrest, Arkansas. CNN should read the articles they republish a bit better (and although I do feel bad for her, how is this national news worthy?). Her house is in Hillcrest- a historic (upscale) neighborhood in Little Rock, AR.

    September 15, 2010 at 7:05 pm | Report abuse |
  25. B-Dub

    I'm sure they will tell her "live" on the show so they can get that sympathy ratings boost. These are the situations that make great 'reality' TV.

    September 15, 2010 at 7:01 pm | Report abuse |
  26. stella

    what a thing to have to deal with after you leave the show. I hope all turns out well for her!

    September 15, 2010 at 6:54 pm | Report abuse |
  27. nomer

    chuck D–This is news to me! Millions of people watch this show every week, and this woman is actually a great lady. You seem a bit concerned for someone who doesn't care!

    September 15, 2010 at 6:42 pm | Report abuse |
  28. chuck d

    why is this news? who care who this woman is? almost no one watches this show

    September 15, 2010 at 6:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • Harry

      With the exception of the 6.2 million people who watched it last week nobody else watches it...

      September 15, 2010 at 6:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Julie

      Chuck D – why did you bother to read the article and comment if you didn't watch??! I love the show and so do many others.

      September 15, 2010 at 6:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • bwimbi

      it's news because the finale was last night, duh!!!!!

      September 16, 2010 at 9:47 am | Report abuse |
    • annie

      i care. i watch the show. when you have a mishap in life, i hope that your friends and family members won't care. you are rude and dumb.

      September 16, 2010 at 10:20 am | Report abuse |
    • mike in connecticut

      Tons of people watch and love this show.

      September 16, 2010 at 11:26 am | Report abuse |
    • iloveBB

      i love this show, i didn't like her, but no ones house deserves to be burnt down!

      September 16, 2010 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Diane

      I watch. And her snarkiness made me laugh. It's a game. I don't think she's really a vicious beast. Either way, nobody deserves their house burning down. My heart goes out to Brit.

      September 19, 2010 at 10:41 pm | Report abuse |

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