Cara’s brother works for Tom Daschle; her fame has “affect[ed] his work.”

Cara’s brother works for Tom Daschle; her fame has “affect[ed] his work.”
The Real World Chicago‘s Cara is the sister of Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle’s speechwriter, Jeff Nussbaum. That “his little sister Cara’s sex life might in any way affect his work” was unexpected, Jake Tapper reports; Jeff and his famous sister have been mentioned in Roll Call twice now. Cara tells Salon, “I guess I didn’t understand how selfish it was” to go on the show without thinking about the effects it would have on others like her brother, and says she wishes she had “this sort of reserved control that my brother has.”

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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