After three weeks in the “Celebrity Big Brother” house, it was finally time for double eviction night during Friday’s two-hour episode. At the beginning of the night Tom Green was the Head of Household and he’d just nominated Ricky Williams and Natalie Eva Marie for eviction. But Tom’s new allies Kandi Burruss and Dina Lohan really wanted either Natalie or Lolo Jones to go home. How did the events of the double eviction play out, and which two houseguests soon found themselves being interviewed by Julie Chen Moonves?
Below, check out our minute-by-minute “Celebrity Big Brother” recap of Season 2, Episode 11 to find out what happened Friday, February 8 at 8/7c. Then be sure to sound off in the comments section about your favorite houseguests on CBS’s reality TV show, who annoys you the most, and who you think will ultimately join the “Big Brother” winners list. Keep refreshing/reloading this live blog for the most recent updates.
8:00 p.m. — “Previously on ‘Celebrity Big Brother’!” In Thursday’s episode, Tom beat the odds to win HOH despite basically the entire house gunning against him. After claiming victory he told each of his rivals that they were not the target, when in reality his intended victim was actually Ricky. But then Kandi told Tom to forget about Ricky because the strongest pair in the house, Lolo and Natalie, needed to be split up. Unfortunately Tom didn’t listen to Kandi and he instead nominated Ricky and Natalie for eviction. Who will go home tonight? Let’s find out!
8:10 p.m. – Tom believes Ricky is the mastermind of the bedroom alliance, which hasn’t proven to be true. I’m not sure why Tom’s so leery of Ricky, that entire side of the house is gunning for him with or without Ricky. It’s an important week for Tom, because if him and Kandi can eliminate Ricky, Natalie or Lolo while pulling Tamar Braxton and Dina to their side they will have the numbers. Ricky tells Lolo if she wins the Veto she should save Natalie and hopefully they can pull the numbers to save Ricky. But will Lolo even be chosen? One person will have to sit this one out. Up at the pool table, Tom asks who should go up if Lolo wins the Veto. Kandi is adamant it’s not her.
8:15 p.m. – Joining Tom, Natalie and Ricky in this all-important Veto competition are Tamar, Kandi and Dina. It’s the worst-case scenario for the Bedroom Alliance and they look devastated. Tamar says she may be playing, but she has no intent on winning because it will do her no good. Back to the live feed, Julie lets the houseguests know it’s Double Eviction Night and it appears they were expecting the news but still look a bit nervous.
8:25 p.m. – It’s time for the Veto competition! The backyard looks like an old movie set and the goal of the players is to turn their black and white film to color. They’ll be shown a sequence of colors and then be asked to turn on certain colors. If they are the last to choose the correct answer, they will be eliminated from the game. Ricky goes down in Round 1! Wow! That was pathetic. Next to go down were Kandi, Tamar, Natalie and Dina. Tom has won the Power of Veto and maintains his power in the house!
8:35 p.m. – Tom summons Kandi to the HOH room and tells her he’s thinking about using the Veto. She can’t believe what he’s saying. He wants to put someone up who can guarantee Ricky goes home and Kandi said it’s going to bite him in the ass. Tom suggests taking Natalie down and putting Tamar up and Kandi says she’s not cool with that and asks if he’s trying to threaten her. She’s not pleased and goes to talk to Tamar. Tamar says if he puts her up it will be the worst mistake of his life and they’ll save Ricky. But oddly, Tamar isn’t really phased. She says she has no time for Tom. But then, Tamar goes and tells everyone else. After acting cool, Tamar goes to raise some hell with Tom and tells him to cut the bullsh*t. Tom has all the power now, but he has no friends left. He’s blown away that nobody else thinks this is “just a game” and realizes Kandi is not his friend.
8:50 p.m. – Tom locked himself in the HOH room to ensure his Veto decision is a surprise. His back is against the wall, but does he have one more trick up his sleeve? We’re about to find out because it’s time for the Veto meeting! Shocking everyone, Tom decides to use the Veto on Ricky! He then replaces Ricky with Lolo! Clearly an attempt to get back in the good graces of Tamar and Kandi. For a moment there I thought he was going to go after Kandi in an act of revenge. Who will go home? Natalie or Lolo? We’ll find out soon. Tom hopes his move will be an olive branch to Ricky, but Natalie and Lolo say they knew this was going to happen.
8:55 p.m. – Kandi and Tamar are shocked by what Tom just did. Tamar is elated but realizes “somethin’ in the milk ain’t clean.” Kandi is excited Tom sees things her way, but now they have to decide to vote out. Kandi wants Natalie to go but Tamar is undecided. Meanwhile, Lolo and Natalie are sulking in the bedroom and decide not to petition for votes. Lolo is considering falling on the sword and Natalie says she will too. Lolo leaves the room and Tamar tells Natalie she better go talk to Dina and Ricky and fight. Seconds after telling Lolo she won’t petition for votes, Natalie takes Tamar’s advice and goes to petition for votes. Dina and Ricky don’t really give her a straight answer and seem genuinely undecided at this point.
8:59 p.m. – It’s time for the first eviction of the night! Lolo and Natalie give a pair of boring, emotional speeches and now it’s time to vote. Voting for Lolo: No one. Voting for Natalie: Kandi, Tamar, Ricky and Dina. By a unanimous 4-0 vote, Natalie has been evicted from the house.
9:00 p.m. – “Celebrity Breaking News!” There’s going to be a new opportunity to keep the houseguests safe from the second eviction tonight. In just moments, they will all compete in a special safety competition. The winner will be safe from tonight’s second eviction, but will have to sit out of the HOH competition.
9:15 p.m. – It’s time for the Safety Competition. The final six are gathered in the backyard ready to play “Living Art.” Inside the house are real people dressed living art. The houseguests must run inside the house and count how many people are inside. The first person to run back and lock in the correct answer will win. There is a 90-second time limit. Go! Ricky was the first to lock in an answer, followed by Lolo, Kandi, Tamar, Dina and Tom. But who was correct? The correct answer was 22. With the closest answer at 19, Tamar is safe!
9:18 p.m. – It’s time for the HOH competition! With Tom being the outgoing HOH and Tamar winning the Safety Competition, only Dina, Kandi, Lolo and Ricky are eligible to compete. For this competition, players must run back into the house and find how many pieces of “Living Art” are missing. The first person to return and lock in the correct answer (or closest) will be the new HOH. Lolo is the first to lock in, followed by Dina, Ricky and Kandi. With a correct answer of 7, Lolo is the new HOH!
9:25 p.m. – It’s time for the live Nomination Ceremony! Lolo ignores Tom’s persistent lobbying and nominates Tom and Kandi. It wasn’t easy for Lolo to say Kandi’s name, but Julie threatened to take the HOH away from her if she didn’t make a decision. Clearly, they’re hoping Tom won’t pull of this Veto.
9:40 p.m. – It’s time for the live Veto competition! What a jam-packed night. With numbers dwindling, everyone gets to compete. In “Cousins,” players will be screening the premiere of “Celebrity Big Brother” sit-com starring Ross Mathews and Metta World Peace. After viewing the clip, they will have to answer questions about what they just saw. After Julie’s series of questions about (the actually funny and entertaining) clip, we have a tie between Ricky and Tamar. Following Julie’s tie-break question, Tamar has won the Power of Veto!
9:45 p.m. – It’s time for the live Veto ceremony. With Tom and Kandi on the block, Tamar has the power to remove one of them, forcing Lolo to choose a replacement nominee. Tamar has chosen NOT to use the Power of Veto.
9:52 p.m. – It’s time for the live Eviction! Dina, Ricky and Tamar unanimously voted to evict Tom.
9:59 p.m. – And then there were five: Dina, Kandi, Lolo, Ricky and Tamar are headed to finale night. But there’s still a lot of game to be played. Everyone, except Lolo, will compete in the next HOH competition. The new HOH will nominate two houseguests for eviction. Then, all of them will battle it out for the final Power of Veto. The Veto meeting will follow and then live Wednesday evening one of the nominees will be evicted, joining the jury and leaving the final four in place. Those four will all compete to become the last, and most powerful, HOH of the season. They will immediately evict two houseguests, and in doing so, choose who they will be sitting next to when the jury votes for the winner of “Celebrity Big Brother.”
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