Under One Roof moms respond to criticism about the show and their kids.

Under One Roof moms respond to criticism about the show and their kids.
Two of the mothers from Under One Roof have responded to an opinion piece in which the pseudonymed author wrote, “I found myself highly disturbed at the parent/child relationships I saw in most cases,” and asked, “is a house worth putting ones [sic] children through this?” Lyn Distel says her “kids had the choice whether to go or not” and says they “did not suffer any irreversible psychological damage as a result of participating in the show.” Michelle Hatmaker writes that “the experience … was a wonderful gift from UPN/Endemol” and says it “was a beautiful escape from a year of extreme sadness, grief, and stress” for her family.

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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