Liza Minnelli, P. Diddy join Anna Nicole with Osbourne-style series.

Liza Minnelli, P. Diddy join Anna Nicole with Osbourne-style series.
Anna Nicole Smith’s reality TV show, The Anna Nicole Show, debuts Aug. 4 at 10 p.m. on E!. Time’s Joel Stein reveals that for the show, producers have been “prodding Smith into activities she might not otherwise pursue.” Time also reveals other network’s plans for similar shows. VH1 is planning a show featuring Liza Minnelli, and MTV is going to use its Osbournes formula on P. Diddy, formerly known as Puff Daddy. Others desiring their own shows include Cybill Shepherd, Gene Simmons, Courtney Love, and Kato Kaelin.
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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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