‘Celebrity Big Brother 3’ episode 8 recap: Who won HOH on February 13? [UPDATING LIVE BLOG]

Following the one-two punch of Chris Kattan quitting and Chris Kirkpatrick being evicted, only seven houesguests remained in the running to win “Celebrity Big Brother”: Carson Kressley, Shanna Moakler, Cynthia Bailey, Todrick Hall, Miesha Tate, Lamar Odom and Todd Bridges. Sunday’s episode featured yet another Head of Household competition, with the new HOH then nominating two players for eviction. So who won HOH on February 13?

Below, read our minute-by-minute “Celebrity Big Brother” recap of Season 3, Episode 8 to find out what happened Sunday, February 13 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 seventh episode, Julie Chen Moonves shocked the audience when she revealed that Chris Kattan had voluntarily left the game. After Shanna won the Veto, she used it take Carson off the block, so then-HOH Miesha put up Chris Kirkpatrick as a replacement nominee. The players then voted unanimously to send Chris Kirkpatrick home, which meant his fellow nominee Cynthia escaped the block completely unscathed. Who will win HOH tonight?

8:04 p.m. – As the HOH comp continued everyone was aware that the house was divided into two clear sides: Miesha, Todrick, Todd and Lamar against Carson, Cynthia and Shanna. With Miesha out of contention, each side had three people hanging on to the wall to take power for the week. Surprisingly, Lamar struggled with the comp the most and became the first to drop after about 20 minutes, followed by Cynthia shortly after. The second shot of slippery nail polish and a drop of wig hair was too much for Todd to take after 50 minutes, leaving Todrick, Shanna and Carson on the wall. By this time Shanna said she was in agony and dropped at the 55 minute mark.

8:15 p.m. – With just the two of them still in contention, Carson and Todrick started having conversations about how sturdy they feel. Todrick was the first to propose a deal, asking that Carson not put him up or backdoor him. Carson promised that and then Todrick fell, giving Carson the deserved win.

8:23 p.m. – Carson’s win was momentous news for him, as well as Cynthia and Shanna, but “bittersweet” for Todrick knowing that Carson would be coming for Miesha. After a quick celebration, Carson told the women that he had no problem making a deal with Todrick and that the only thing that matters is putting Miesha’s photo up on the nomination wall. First thoughts were that Miesha and Todd would be the nominees together.

8:25 p.m. – Miesha understood why Todrick made the deal for himself and it wasn’t a mark against their friendship or alliance that he wasn’t able to make one for her or win the challenge for their side. Todd and Lamar touched base that based on the numbers in the house one of them is certainly going to be nominated this week. Still, the concept of the game was hard for Lamar to pick up and so he’ll just have to take it minute by minute.

8:33 p.m. – Carson decided to be “clear and honest” to Todrick about his intentions this week, naming Miesha and Todd as the probably nominees. He then asked that Todrick not use the Power of Veto if he wins it, explaining that no one in the house has a chance if Miesha makes it to the end. The group wanted to bring Todrick back into their alliance so that the final four would be Todrick, Cynthia, Shanna and Carson.

8:36 p.m. – Todrick went to Miesha about the deal that the other group offered, but he told her that there’s no way he can consider it because he’s loyal to her and also it would be a final three deal with the others just voting him out in fourth. Together they agreed that it might be time to throw Shanna under the bus for playing both sides in order to get the focus off of Miesha.

8:38 p.m. – In a one on one with Cynthia, Todrick called Shanna a snake for using both sides of the house against each other and being one of the leading voices to get Carson out of the house. Cynthia said she hears what he’s saying and after Miesha backed what Todrick was saying up it seemed like she was believing it. Carson walked in at the perfect time to hear the story as well — it was just as shocking to him, and because he doesn’t doubt the integrity of Todrick and Miesha he was also willing to believe them. Miesha offered to remain on the block as an initial nominee and that they all make a plan together to backdoor Shanna instead.

8:46 p.m. – Not being able to handle that Shanna had been deceiving them, Cynthia refused to talk to her without Carson around. Carson told Shanna that Todrick and Miesha said she was playing both sides of the house, to which Shanna said that everyone in the game was paired off and she had to do what she could to protect herself as long as possible but that she was always on their side. Shanna said she never told the other side that Carson needs to go up, but admitted that she called Carson a threat. Shanna was obviously frustrated because she just came off a week where she pulled Carson off the block and allowed Kirkpatrick to be at risk. Cynthia was really upset and got in a screaming match with Shanna that the rest of the house could hear from downstairs. Cynthia asked Shanna to go say to Miesha and Todrick’s face that they’re liars, but Shanna wasn’t having any part of it because it was clear to her that it was all a game to split the three of them apart to save Miesha.

8:56 p.m. – At the nomination ceremony, Carson revealed the photos of Miesha and Todd as the initial nominees. He explained that they’re both “huge threats” and that he has respect for how they’re playing the game. The plan to flip the house against Shanna left Miesha with a positive outlook on a week that she fully expected to have her back against her wall. Shanna knew that the day’s events put her in hot water and that no matter what happens she’ll be playing the rest of the game for herself.

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