during season two, Laurie “never left a ceiling fan standing.”

during season two, Laurie “never left a ceiling fan standing.”
On Trading Spaces, ceiling fans are often the designer’s biggest enemy, and they come down frequently. Last season, 20 out of the 24 ceiling fans in the redesigned rooms came down, Zap2it.com reports. The show’s executive producer, Denise Cramsey, tells the site that “[n]o one … listed a fan as protected,” so they were fair game for the designers. The worst offender, she says, is Laurie, who always removes the fans in the rooms she redesigns.

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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