Real World nominated for an Emmy.

Real World nominated for an Emmy.
The Real World: Hawaii has been nominated for an Emmy in the “achievement in nonfiction programming–picture editing” category (#79 on the list of nominations). The nod is for episode 812, which involves the first half of the Ruthie intervention drama. The Ruthie-centric episode faces off against the Discovery Channel’s Raising the Mammoth and Walking with Dinosaurs, among other programs. The award show will be broadcast Sunday, Sept. 10.

Survivor San Juan Del Sur's dark cloud is lifted

John Rocker

In its third episode, Survivor San Juan Del Sur improved significantly as John Rocker faced off against an Amazing Race villain. But the Exile Island reward challenge remains a drag on the series.

Why Dick Donato left Big Brother 13

Dick Donato

The Big Brother villain known as "Evel Dick" has finally revealed why he left the show during its 13th season: he learned he was HIV positive.

Also: Dick claims he had no choice but to leave the game.

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