show will end with a climb of Mt. Everest; cast announced today.

show will end with a climb of Mt. Everest; cast announced today.
The Outdoor Life Network will announce today the 50 finalists who will compete to be one of five finalists who will climb Mt. Everest at the conclusion of Global Extremes: Mt. Everest – 4Runners of Adventure, a reality TV show with a super-long title. On the show, 50 competitors will be narrowed to 12, who will “have to take part in a series of challenges in difficult terrain as diverse as Africa’s Kalahari Desert, in the wilderness in Borneo and in the mountains of Iceland before heading for the Himalayas,” the BBC reports. The show will air next year.
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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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