18.6 million watched Joe Millionaire debut, 42 percent were men; Bachelor producer comments about similarities.

18.6 million watched Joe Millionaire debut, 42 percent were men; Bachelor producer comments about similarities.
Nearly 19 million people watched the Monday debut of Joe Millionaire, including 13 million people ages 18 to 49–and almost half of those viewers were men. Although it lost its hour to Everybody Loves Raymond, FOX’s Gail Berman says she “was shocked.” Also, except for the whole lying-about-the-inheritance thing, Joe Millionaire seems a lot like The Bachelor, and the ABC show’s producer Mike Fleiss agrees, saying the show is “a pretty inventive swipe at us.” He tells the Chicago Sun-Times, “I would probably do the same thing if I were in [Fox's] shoes, and so I can’t get too [ticked].”
+ also: one of the women says the $50 million “sounded kind of far-fetched and hokey.”

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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