banishment with dignity: Cassandra leaves the house.

banishment with dignity: Cassandra leaves the house.
Getting 46 percent of the (moronic) public’s vote, Cassandra was banished during Wednesday night’s live episode of Big Brother. During her post-banishment interview, Cassandra answered Julie Chen’s questions honestly and articluatly, often coming off as more together than the host herself. The banishement was about all that happened during the show: The walk-out didn’t happen, and given the opportunity to create a banner to fly over the house, the house guests chose the ultra-creative slogan, “Live long and prosper. GAB.”
+ next: The process speeds up: another live show nomination show happens Sat., with another banishment next Wed.
+ plus: The final episode has been moved to Sept. 29, so the last repeat episode of Survivor can follow it.

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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