review of Survivor Africa recap episode: “So far, so bland.”

review of Survivor Africa recap episode: “So far, so bland.”
Turns out that there was some new footage in last night’s recap episode of Survivor Africa, but as the Toronto Sun’s Bill Brioux points out, “had this one been nothing but an hour of recycled footage, right now you’d be able to see an orange glow on the horizon where the CBS offices once stood, before being burned to the ground by a tribal torch-wielding mob.” Brioux recaps the recaps from last night’s ep.
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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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