more than 5,000 people applied for somewhat changed Big Brother 3.

more than 5,000 people applied for somewhat changed Big Brother 3.
CBS received about 1,500 more applications for Big Brother 3 than it did for the last season, Entertainment Weekly reports. The magazine also says that producer Arnold Shapiro plans changes to the show, including a house “makeover, background checks [that] will be more thorough, and … a better policy on informing the shut-ins about major world-news events.” He also says that they’re planning “some twists that will make the houseguests rethink their preconceived strategies.”

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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