Charmaine Heidik agrees to counseling.

Charmaine Heidik agrees to counseling.
Brian Heidik was a no-show in court on Tuesday at a hearing where his wife Charmaine Heidik faced charges for hitting him in the face, prompting prosecutors to say they might show up at the Survivor Thailand finale to find him. Without his testimony, prosecutors agreed to drop the charge against her, a misdemeanor, “if she completes [26] counseling sessions and does not commit any more violations,” according to the LA Daily News. If she stops going to counseling, she’ll be tried.

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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