Vern is “psycho about staying on Day One”; says Dez won’t be back.

Vern is “psycho about staying on Day One”; says Dez won’t be back.
In a 26-page interview with Television Without Pity, Trading Spaces designer Vern Yip reveals he’s “psycho about staying on Day One” and often the homeowners will have to tell him to go home long after the crew has left, says designers are mostly assigned to homeowners based upon the designers’ schedules, and confirms Dez is not returning. Talking about his personal life, Vern says, “the two main qualities I really look for in a woman are intelligence and passion for life.” He also says that show premieres this season will be limited to Saturday nights, with two new episodes airing most Saturdays, rather than some new episodes debuting on weekdays like last season.
+ also: how Vern transformed a room.

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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