This Old House producer says Trading Spaces work uses “techniques that we probably wouldn’t put our name to.”

This Old House producer dismisses Trading Spaces as “show business.”
After admitting “I haven’t seen very many segments,” the producer of This Old House slams the work he has seen on Trading Spaces. The work looks “pretty quickly done, and with materials and techniques that we probably wouldn’t put our name to,” Russell Morash tells Zap2it.com. “I don’t think anyone’s taking them that seriously. … It’s show business, but it’s not really appropriate construction technology,” he says.
+ also: off-camera at a shoot, Ty Pennington “stripped not just to the waist but several inches below it.”

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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