Melissa says The Real World’s angle is “look at these fools.”

Melissa says The Real World’s angle is “look at these fools.”
The Real World New Orleans‘ Melissa has some advice (and “warnings”) for potential cast members. Among other things, she says the show isn’t about “you’ll love these kids,” it’s about “look at these fools.” She also says, “You will lose sleep. You will cry. You will wonder what the hell is going on all the time. You will live in a little bubble of regret and then pride and then regret.”

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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