ABC to search for hotties.

ABC to search for hotties.
A month after announcing a show from The Bachelor producer Mike Fleiss that will find family members competing for inheritance, ABC says it will produce Are You Hot?, a six-episode series that will search for the hottest man and woman in America using an American Idol-style contest. Viewers and judges will help select the sexiest two people in America, and the show “will wallow in exploiting (and deflating) the egos and aspirations of those who think they’re too sexy for this competition,” Variety reports. Casting for sexy hot people and non-self-aware masochists begins today at 6 p.m. ET; call 866.825.1870 for information about open casting calls and mail-in applications.

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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