Lex, Tom given second place prizes because of immunity challenge error.

Lex, Tom given second place prizes because of immunity challenge error.
Both Lex van den Berghe and Tom Buchanan were awarded $100,000 each in January, the same amount of money that Kim Johnson received (and will keep) for her second-place finish. The reason: The second-to-last immunity challenge contained a question about which female cast member didn’t have any piercings. Kim answered Kelly Goldsmith, but after the finale aired the producers learned that Lindsey Richter also has no piercings. Lex answered “Lindsey” but lost the challenge during the finale. The New York Post reports that “CBS did not make public the fact that it had designated three second-place prize winners until reporters began to ask questions yesterday.”

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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