'Celebrity Big Brother' weekend recap: Anthony Scaramucci exit twist revealed, Jonathan Bennett evicted, and Kato Kaelin crowned new HoH!
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 01/28/2019
Celebrity Big Brotherrevealed a twist involving Anthony Scaramucci, evicted Jonathan Bennett, crowned Kato Kaelin the house's new Head of Household, and announced Kato's two nominees during its Friday and Sunday night broadcasts on CBS this weekend.
Jonathan, an actor and TV host, was evicted from the Celebrity Big Brother house through a 6-1 vote instead of singer and The Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kandi Burruss during Friday night's episode.
The rest of Celebrity Big Brother's second-season cast was comprised of Anthony, a former White House director of communications and financier; former Olympic swimmer and What Would Ryan Lochte Do? star Ryan Lochte; comedian Tom Green; former superstar NFL running back Ricky Williams; Olympic track and bobsled star Lolo Jones; and former WWE wrestler and Total Divas star Natalie Eva Marie.
The Friday night broadcast of Celebrity Big Brother began on Day 5, with Anthony telling the cameras he had a trick up his sleeve.
Ryan then told Jonathan how he had spotted Tamar and Natalie giving each other some love when Ricky decided not to use the Power of Veto, which left Jonathan, Anthony and Tom on the chopping block.
When Jonathan was warned of the women's antics, he realized the women in their alliance might be doing their own thing and may be in fact against them.
The Power of Veto competition required the players to determine which set of newspaper headlines about Anthony scattered about a room Anthony were true, and in the end, Kato guessed the highest number of correct headlines and therefore won the Power of Veto.
Lolo knew if Kato used the veto, she might get backdoored by Ryan.
And Kato apparently had every intention of using the veto on his ally, Tom, whom he had a Final 2 deal with. Kato thought Tom was thinking a few steps ahead at all times, and so he wanted to save him.
Lolo then admitted to Ryan Sh. felt like he had thrown her under the bus and knew he was trying to backdoor her. Ryan didn't know what to say, but he wanted to see her smile again and be happy.
Ryan therefore started second guessing his original plan to nominate her for eviction since they had entered the house as friends from the Olympics.
At the subsequent Veto Meeting, Kato announced he was using the golden power on Tom, and then Ryan nominated Joey as a replacement nominee.
Ryan wanted the girls to think their alliance was still strong, but Kandi was his main target going into the live eviction and he wanted to target the girls.
Ahead of the live eviction, the houseguests discussed which player should be the first to go.
Lolo wanted Kandi gone so the fighting with Tamar would stop, but Tom argued she brought a positive energy to the house.
It then became time for the houseguests to cast their votes to evict someone from the Big Brother house.
In a 6-1 vote -- in which Dina voted to evict Kandi -- Jonathan was ousted from the house, and he appeared totally blindsided.
Jonathan told Julie in his post-eviction interview afterwards teaming up with a huge physical threat like Ryan at the start of the game put a target on his back and he also fell victim to the season's first twist, which had automatically placed him on the chopping block once he lost a one-on-one competition to Ryan.
Sunday night's Celebrity Big Brother episode began on Day 10.
Ryan was sad and disappointed to have lost his "ride or die" ally in Jonathan, and he acknowledged he had to rethink his whole strategy because the women in his original alliance had lied to him.
Ryan noted the best course of action was just to go after everybody!
Meanwhile, Dina was the sole vote to evict Kandi, but she revealed in the Diary Room no one had let her in on the plan to vote out Jonathan.
The girls therefore became suspicious Dina was working with the boys, and Ryan's only remaining allies seemed to be Joey and Dina.
It then became time for the houseguests -- minus Ryan, who as the outgoing HoH was deemed ineligible to compete -- to compete in the season's second Head of Household competition.
For the rock and roll-themed competition dubbed "Rock 'Til You Drop," the players were required to stand against a tilting wall with their arms in the air for as long as possible as they were sprayed with slime and beer cups.
It quickly became clear Kato and Tom were working together and the girls were all teamed up against Joey and Dina.
The competition came down to a battle between Kato, Joey and Natalie.
Kato heard Dina rooting against him, so he admitted that broke his heart because he was convinced they had been working together.
Kato promised Joey safety and so Joey dropped, and then Natalie attempted to make a deal with Kato, whom she believed she could trust since he voted with the house to evict Jonathan.
Natalie decided to drop and then Kato won the title of Head of Household.
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Ryan then spoke to Kato about how he wanted them to work together because the women in the house had a large alliance of their own. Kato called the offer "tempting," but he considered Ryan the biggest threat in the house.
Kato pondered whether he should just take Ryan out now when he had the chance.
Kato spoke to Ricky about how he "wasn't sold" on Ryan but was thinking about going after Tamar since she was messy in the house and allegedly refused to clean. Kato also pointed out Tamar caused a lot of drama in the house.
However, Kato remembered Dina did not have his back during the last Head of Household competition.
Prior to the Nomination Ceremony, Tamar and Lolo got into a big fight because Lolo was "starting to feel like a punching bag" and she had a lot of frustrations building up over the last several days.
Lolo even called Tamar "a b-tch," which escalated tension quickly. However, Lolo eventually apologized to Tamar for handling the situation poorly, and Tamar decided to accept her apology and remain friends.
At the Nomination Ceremony, Kato announced he had decided to nominate Tamar and Dina for eviction.
Kato explained to the group Dina had rooted against him in the Head of Household competition, which made him feel like she wanted Joey to win and was playing against him.