Behind the Glass concludes with “mega-ratings” and “social debate.”

Behind the Glass concludes with “mega-ratings” and “social debate.”
Russia’s Behind the Glass ended last weekend, concluding the show where seven people lived in a glass apartment for 34 days. The often sexual and explicit show was not without controversy: the Russian Orthodox Church was among its critics. One poll found that 67 percent of Russians had watched the show at least once, and according to a research firm, the public was split over the content of the show and its appropriateness for TV.
+ also: currently suing a Brazilian show it says copies Big Brother, Endemol is still considering legal action against Behind the Glass.

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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