Brian, a 23-year-old gay air steward, wins UK Big Brother.

Brian, a 23-year-old gay air steward, wins UK Big Brother.
Air steward Brian Dowling, who was never once nominated for eviction from the UK Big Brother house, was selected the winner with 58 percent of the votes, easily beating hairdresser Helen Adams’ 37 percent. Despite the £70,000 prize, Brian says he plans to stay in his current job, but the media, bookies, and fans of the show think his popularity and charm could lead to a TV gig or something else.

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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Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.