Osbournes wins Emmy; Survivor, Trading Spaces lose to West Wing doc.

Osbournes wins Emmy; Survivor, Trading Spaces lose to West Wing doc.
The Osbournes won an Emmy in the Outstanding Non-Fiction Program (Reality) category, beating American High, Frontier House, Project Greenlight, and two other shows. Sharon and Kelly accepted the award. In the Outstanding Special Class Program category, both Trading Spaces and Survivor lost to “The West Wing: Documentary Special.” Also nominated in the rather bizarrely constructed category were the “I Love Lucy 50th Anniversary Special” and “AFI’s 100 Years.” The awards were presented as part of the Creative Arts Emmys on Saturday Night, which will air on E! Sept. 21 at 8 p.m. EST.

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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