On the last episode of “Celebrity Big Brother,” “American Pie” actress Shannon Elizabeth and television personality Ross Mathews decided to break up the “female alliance” by sending home UFC mixed martial artist Chuck Liddell instead of Big Time Rush singer/actor James Maslow. Needless to say, we couldn’t wait to see the ramifications of their decision in Sunday’s episode, particularly when it came to reality TV villain Omarosa and “The Cosby Show” star Keshia Knight Pulliam. In the aftermath of Chuck’s blindside, which houseguest won the Head of Household competition and who did they nominate for eviction?
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7:59 p.m. – “Previously, on ‘Big Brother’!” In Friday’s two-hour live show Chuck was eliminated with a near-unanimous vote, save for Omarosa who cast her vote for James. Host Julie Chen then announced that Chuck was the first jury member, though unlike previous seasons he would get to go home and watch the episodes before making his decision. The new episode is about to begin, so let’s see how the house reacts to Shannon and Ross’s decision to flip the game.
8:10 p.m. – James is gloating in the diary room about splitting up the women’s alliance. To be fair, it was completely their decision, he had nothing to do with it. So don’t get too big-headed James. Keshia is frustrated about Chuck’s eviction and is convinced she can only trust Omarosa. Meanwhile, a final four deal was struck between Shannon, Ross, Jason and Marissa Jaret Winkour. But Ross is secretly open to finishing the game with someone else as well, ha! Shannon offered to bring the group to Omarosa to explain their actions, but Omarosa demanded to talk to Shannon alone. Shannon looks like a schoolgirl who was called into the principal’s office.
8:15 p.m. – Shannon is spinning her wheels trying to explain herself to Omarosa. When Omarosa asked why she wasn’t made aware of the deal to evict Chuck, Shannon said it was a group decision not to tell her. Omarosa said Marissa or Brandi Glanville coming up with strategy is laughable so everyone knows Shannon is in charge. Out of paranoia, Shannon confessed to the rest of the alliance that she had a secret alliance with Omarosa on day one. Ross isn’t surprised and is keeping a close eye on her.
8:18 p.m. – Omarosa, Keshia and Meta World Peace are discussing the eviction. Meta is so clueless that he doesn’t know what a backdoor is. He is also convinced that when he voted for Chuck, he was voting for Chuck to stay, not leave. Wow! This is not a viable power player for Keshia and Omarosa to bring into the fold.
8:25 p.m. – It’s time for the HOH competition! The players gathered in the backyard for a classic game of “Celebrity Bowlerina.” You know, when players have to spin in circles until they’re totally unbalanced and then knock down bowling pins. The players will compete head-to-head with the winner remaining safe and the loser getting eliminated. Omarosa was standing directly behind Shannon as Shannon was telling everyone to pick Omarosa until she was eliminated. It was so awkward! Omarosa is convincing Shannon she is going to look like the “bitchy girl,” but it is not happening, sorry O!
8:27 p.m. – Omarosa chose to face off against Marissa first, believing she is the weakest link. She clearly forgot that Marissa is a trained dancer and is no stranger to spinning. Marissa absolutely smoked the White House aid, who fell victim to a supposed asthma attack and immediately called for a medic.
8:37 p.m. – Here’s how the rest of the competition went down: Ross defeated Meta (by the way, is there anything more entertaining than Ross’ diary room sessions this season?), Mark McGrath defeated Brandi and James defeated Ariadna Gutierrez. In the next round, Mark defeated Shannon, James defeated Marissa and Ross took out Mark. The final came down to James versus Ross. Always the game player, Shannon told James that if he threw the competition to Ross, the girls would trust him. James did comply, but Ross was so terrible that nobody could have possibly been convinced it wasn’t thrown.
8:45 p.m. – Ross is the new HOH, but everyone is concerned about where Omarosa is. Will she be back? Ross plans to keep things simple and nominate Keshia and Omarosa. But as midnight passes, Omarosa has still not returned to the house. If she doesn’t come back, what will Ross do? Shannon and Marissa have a gut feeling Omarosa won’t be back, not because of asthma, but because things aren’t going her way. Ross told Marissa the reason he wanted to evict Omarosa was to split up her and Keshia. If Omarosa doesn’t come back, which other duo do they need to split up? Shockingly, Marissa said James and her best friend in the house, Shannon! So shady but oh, so true! I love how these players are out for blood! On a side note, Ross and Marissa would be such a fantastic final two!
8:55 p.m. – Ross is holding a mysterious envelope as he calls all of the houseguests to the living room. It said that Omarosa was taken to the hospital with an asthma attack, but she will return before the nomination ceremony. Ross is conflicted about nominating someone as soon as the return from the hospital. Brandi said, “you know what, she knew she had asthma when she got here.” But Ross points out Shannon and James playing pool together and is convinced they have a final two deal. Meanwhile, Omarosa quietly sneaked back into the house and went to bed.
8:59 p.m. – Omarosa finally emerges from her room and receives a warm reception from the houseguests. Ross is torn about whether or not he should nominate her. The real Ross wants to tuck her into bed and take her temperature, but “Big Brother” Ross wants to send her packing. Finally, Ross announced his decision. The two nominees for eviction are Omarosa and Keshia. As Ross attempted to give his speech, Omarosa laughed and told him to save it. Both women are excited to play for the veto, but Ross said if one of them wins, perhaps an even bigger move can be made. In all reality, Keshia and Omarosa have been totally stripped of their power and no longer pose an immediate threat.
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