Monica leaves; Sheryl has breast cancer.

Monica leaves; Sheryl has breast cancer.
Last night’s one-hour Big Brother 2 (the second episode that was scheduled to air is viewable online) was preceeded by a brief segment showing the house guests being informed about the events of last Tuesday. The regular episode found Monica being evicted by–and chewing out–a teary head of household Nicole. It also looked at what has happened to evicted house guests since they left; during that segment, Sheryl revealed that she discovered she had breast cancer shortly after leaving the house.
+ plus: averaging 8.3 million viewers, the show was “a quiet hit,” even with “uncertainty and finger-pointing.”

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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