At the end of the Feb. 16 episode of “Celebrity Big Brother,” host Julie Chen kicked off the new Head of Household competition started. As the outgoing HOH, beauty queen Ariadna Gutierrez was not eligible to compete in a test of endurance, “Courtside Seats.” Each of the other seven houseguests tilted forward while awkwardly sitting against a wall. The last person sitting wins the HoH title. The winner will revealed on Sunday’s episode of “CBB,” but we watched the live feed and can reveal the results. Spoilers ahead.
The “lucky” seven to take part in this surprisingly physical challenge were: “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star Brandi Granville, singers James Maslow and Mark McGrath, TV personality Ross Mathews (who had been the second HoH), “The Apprentice” alumni Omarosa, NBA all-star Metta World Peace and actress Marissa Janet Winokur.
Ironically, Peace was the first to fall about 30 minutes into this basketball-themed competition; he was taken down by his size as he just couldn’t endure the contortions he was forced to make to remain seated. Next to go was Mathews who suffered from the onslaught of the cannons.
About an hour in, McGrath gave up followed immediately thereafter by Winokur. That left Granville, Maslow and Omarosa to fight it out. After Granville gave up just before the 90-minute mark, Omarosa made a deal with Maslow to throw in the towel in exchange for her support.
This is the first time in the competition that Omarosa has held the power of HoH. What will it mean for the various alliances that have been struck in the first two weeks of the competition? We have seen how quickly these can come together … and fall apart.
Indeed, on Friday’s episode Gutierrez oversaw the eviction of her one-time ally Shannon Elizabeth . The “American Pie” actress had been the first HoH and started off her stay well, showing an adeptness for playing the game. But her alliance soon unraveled and she was out-maneuvered by the likes of singer Maslow, who she had pushed to evict. After he won the Power of Veto competition, he swapped in singer McGrath as an eviction nominee but the house wanted Elizabeth gone.
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