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.

The Quest ends its journey stronger than it began

Verlox from The Quest

A review of the finale of summer's best reality series, which wasn't always perfect but was thoroughly entertaining right down to the finish, which included phenomenal challenges and special effects. Will ABC give it a second season?

Plus: an interview with the actor who played Verlox and the ogre.

Shark Tank is getting a spin-off

Shark Tank

Companies that get deals on the show will be followed for this new spin-off.

Also: Before the show began, Shark Barbara Corcoran was cast and then replaced--but then she sent this amazing e-mail and won the job.

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