‘Celebrity Big Brother 3’ episode 12 recap: Who won HOH on February 20? [UPDATING LIVE BLOG]

Following the eviction of Carson Kressley, we’re down to the Final 5 houseguests on “Celebrity Big Brother.” Outgoing HOH Todd Bridges was not eligible to compete for power in the February 20 episode, which meant either Lamar Odom, Cynthia Bailey, Miesha Tate and Todrick Hall wound up prevailing in the Head of Household competition. So who won HOH and which two houseguests did they nominate for eviction?

Below, read our minute-by-minute “Celebrity Big Brother” recap of Season 3, Episode 12 to find out what happened Sunday, February 20 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT. Then be sure to sound off in the comments section about your favorite “CBB” houseguests on CBS’s reality TV show, who annoys you the most and who you think will ultimately join the “Big Brother” winners list.

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8:00 p.m. – “Previously on ‘Celebrity Big Brother 3’!” In the 11th episode, Carson and Cynthia’s plan for Cynthia to win the Veto and take Carson off the block was thwarted when Miesha pulled out a victory. She decided not to use the Veto, keeping Todd’s nominations the same. Carson and Cynthia then tried to get Todrick to vote for Carson to stay, but Todrick didn’t want to upset his ride-or-die Miesha. Without Todrick’s vote, Carson’s fate was sealed and he exited the house for a one-on-one conversation with Julie Chen Moonves. Who will rise to power tonight? Let’s go!

8:04 p.m. – Todd was still feeling high after his reign as HOH, proud of being the one to get Carson out of the house. Now, Lamar and Todrick were both looking ahead to the next comp as their opportunity to win an important challenge to add to their resume. Ahead of the eviction, Todrick gave Carson and Cynthia the heads up that he and Miesha were voting him out which signaled to them that they never intended on honoring their deal and Cynthia should team up with Todd and Lamar against them. Lamar even called Todrick out on a fake laugh in the time before the eviction and Todrick wanted to know why his energy was so off toward him. Todd told Todrick that he’s in hot water if he and Miesha don’t win the HOH. He also warned him that he’s going to have to work really hard to get votes to win.

8:17 p.m. – In the HOH competition the houseguests had to determine differences between “real” and “fake” pieces of BB artwork. The art pieces were spread throughout the house and in rounds they had to race to determine which of the version on the memory wall was the fake. In the first round, Cynthia was the only one to get it wrong and so she was eliminated.

8:23 p.m. – Continuing to take his time, Lamar was eliminated in the second round because Miesha and Todrick got the correct answer quicker than he did. With only herself and Todrick left competing, Miesha was comfortable with either of them winning, but she still wanted to win to get a record and to ensure her own safety. After going through the house multiple times, Todrick locked in his answer and Miesha locked in a different answer. In the end, it was Todrick that got it corrected earthing himself the title of HOH.

8:39 p.m. – With their loss, Todd told Lamar that he expects to be Miesha and Todrick’s target because he sees himself as the biggest threat to them. When Todrick and Miesha finally got to sit down to go over their plan, they made clear that Todd is the “scariest person to remain” in terms of them getting to the final two. Sitting next to Todd, Lamar said he’d put Lamar up and if Todd comes down with the Veto that they’d put Cynthia up and send her home.

8:48 p.m. – Ahead of nominations, Todd and Cynthia agreed that Todrick has played a great game and they both felt like they could be his target. Meanwhile, Todrick wanted to prepare a ceremony that would be “one for the books” because it might be his only chance at HOH.

8:54 p.m. – As promised, Todrick descended from the HOH room singing with a full regal look with a train attached to his robe, jewelry, the pink high heel Crocs, and a headpiece across his forehead. Through all the antics, Todrick nominated Lamar and Todd. He called Lamar a “troublemaker” and Todd that they share a first syllable and he’s had enough of it. Jokes aside, Todd and Lamar knew what was coming and were no less determined to go into the Veto to save themselves.

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