‘Celebrity Big Brother’ episode 5 recap: Who won 2nd Head of Household and who’d they nominate for eviction? [UPDATING LIVE BLOG]

After one week in the “Celebrity Big Brother” Season 2 house, only 10 of the original 12 players remain. Anthony “The Mooch” Scaramucci was revealed to be a mole who messed with the houseguests, while actor/host Jonathan Bennett was evicted by a near-unanimous vote. Heading into Sunday’s episode, the remaining contestants were about to play in the second Head of Household competition. So who prevailed and which two houseguests were nominated for eviction?

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Below, check out our minute-by-minute “Celebrity Big Brother” recap of Season 2, Episode 5 to find out what happened Sunday, January 27 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 all hell broke loose when the Mooch disappeared from the game, only to announce later via video monitor that he was actually a mole the whole time. Cool. Host Julie Chen Moonves then told the houseguests that the Mooch would need to be replaced on the block, so HOH Ryan Lochte nominated Kandi Burruss. After Kato Kaelin won the Veto, he used it to remove his buddy Tom Green from the block, so Ryan replaced him with Joey Lawrence. In the end the house voted to send home Jonathan, arguably the best player in the entire game. Who will take over Ryan’s reign as Head of Household? Let’s go!

8:05 p.m. – Ryan is shocked and saddened that the girls lied to him and booted Jonathan from the house. Now he’s determined to go after them. Dina Lohan realizes an alliance that she was unaware of banded together to vote out Jonathan. Apparently she thought nobody was playing before. Meanwhile, Lolo Jones, Natalie Eva Marie and Ricky Williams are bent out of shape that Dina voted for Kandi, but Tamar asks “Why does anyone care?” She’s not in their alliance anyways! Good point from Tamar.

8:10 p.m. – Ryan thinks his only hope is for Joey to win the HOH. Ryan, Joey and Dina have formed a bit of an outsiders alliance. Back in the pantry, Tamar is still asking everyone why they care so much about who Dina voted for. Natalie says they’re suspicious that Dina is working with the boys. In case she wasn’t sure, Dina enters the pantry brushes Natalie aside when she attempted to give her a hug. The shade!

8:25 p.m. – It’s time for the HOH competition! The housguests are glammed up in their Rock & Roll gear ready to do battle. The houseguests are perched against a wall for an old-fashioned endurance contest. The last person to fall from their platform will be the winner. As the outgoing HOH, Ryan is not eligible to participate. As time passes, the players begin getting blasted by green jelly shots and all other sorts of goo. Joey is worried his skin will turn green. Finally, in just under 25 minutes, Tom was the first player eliminated and was quickly followed by Kandi. More than 20 minutes later, Ricky dropped off the wall citing his muscle mass and thick butt as the reason for his loss. At this point, everyone is covered in green and white goo. Then, true to form, Tamar starts sobbing like a baby because she’s scared to fall off the wall. Her fellow housemates exhibit much more patience than I would have for her and coach her off the ledge. Finally, in just under an hour, Tamar falls about two feet to the floor and defies death. The next to go were Dina and Lolo. Somehow Kato is hanging on with Natalie and Joey. Who will win? Kato tells Joey he will protect him and Joey drops. Then Natalie puts the same deal on the table so she drops as well. Kato is the new HOH!

8:35 p.m. – Kato is pumped to be the new HOH and has some big decisions to make. Ryan is 90% sure he’s going on the block and now he has to do whatever he can to stay in the game. He goes to congratulate Kato and tells him that if he keeps him around he will be a good ally for him because the girls have their own alliance. Kato is tempted by the offer, but also realizes Ryan is the biggest threat in the house. Tamar is concerned she’s going on the block as well and is upset that Natalie sold her up the river.

8:42 p.m. – Kato is constipated and wants everyone to know. Ricky offers to massage it out of him so they grab some oil and head down to the bedroom. Ricky works his magic on Kato’s lower abdomen. This is intense. Ricky is dripping with sweat while Kato nearly falls asleep with Ricky’s hands down his pants. Ricky’s powers were effective and suddenly Kato scurries off to the bathroom to handle his business.

8:45 p.m. – Kato tells Ricky he is thinking about nominating Tamar because she never cleans. His other thought is Dina because she rooted against him during the HOH competition. The third option is Ryan, who offered him a deal, but is still a huge threat. Meanwhile, Lolo and Dina are chatting in the other room. Dina was hurt by Kato lying to her about the Jonathan vote. Then, at nearly 4 a.m., Lolo and Natalie walk into the bedroom chatting it up and Tamar gets annoyed. She wants to know what they were discussing, but Lolo says they can talk in the morning.

8:55 p.m. – Once everyone wakes up, Tamar asks Lolo once again what everyone was talking about. Lolo tells Tamar that Dina was upset with Kato. Tamar says Dina is a liar and gets snippy with Lolo. Then Lolo absolutely blows a fuse and explodes in a rage. She’s had it with Tamar. Both of these two are too immature to be considered grown adults and everything hits the fan when Lolo calls Tamar a bitch. Drama!

8:59 p.m. – Lolo apologizes to Tamar for escalating their argument, saying she was frustrated with Tamar but wants to be her friend. Tamar accepts the apology. Great. Now, it’s time for the nomination ceremony! Kato has nominated Tamar and Dina for eviction. Back in the Diary Room, Kato reveals back-dooring Ryan is still a viable option. Who will win the Power of Veto? And who will be evicted? Find out Monday on CBS!

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