cast members who quit Russia’s Big Brother have to pay a fine.

cast members who quit Russia’s Big Brother have to pay a fine.
Russia has launched its own version of Big Brother, called Behind the Glass. It sounds familiar–six contestants are locked in a bare-bones hotel flat for 34 days–but there are some differences. For one, cast members who quit will have to pay a fine. Additionally, the producer has no specific challenges in mind now, he just wants them to “go about everyday life in the flat,” BBC News reports.

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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