celebrity Big Brother, Survivor now both unlikely after CBS fails to get stars.

celebrity Big Brother, Survivor now both unlikely after CBS fails to get stars.
A celebrity edition of Big Brother was possibly going to air last month, with plans for a celebrity Survivor in the works; CBS president Les Moonves said Ray Romano and others “[had] expressed interest” in the latter. Both shows probably won’t happen now, according to Moonves, who tells Entertainment Weekly in the Nov. 8 issue, “We weren’t able to land the talent we’d hoped for.” The magazine quotes Romano who says he “was never going to do Big Brother … and the only way I would have done Celebrity Survivor is if it took place at a Hooters.” Even Danny Bonaduce turned the network down, saying he’s “trying to break away” from such shows.

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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