firefighter Eric may be fired for violating rules to be on Big Brother 3.

firefighter Eric may be fired for violating rules to be on Big Brother 3.
Groton, Conn., firefighter Eric Ouellette is presently inside the Big Brother 3 house, and when he comes out, he may find himself without a job. A preliminary hearing will be held today to find out if Eric “violated sections of the labor contract when he left” to go on the show; officials told the AP that “he violated rules and regulations when he swapped 20 shifts with co-workers to free up time to be on the show.” The union is defending Eric’s actions.

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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