woman saving money to redo Hildi’s room; says it “isn’t what I asked for.”

woman saving money to redo Hildi’s room; says it “isn’t what I asked for.”
On Saturday’s new episode of Trading Spaces, designer Hildi “what the hell is she thinking?” Santo-Tomas spray painted a chair and covered a homeowner’s wall with records, which were each screwed into the drywall. Dana Howard, whose wall got screwed, says she is saving money to redo the room, including patching the holes left by the records and recovering the painted furniture. Of her reaction to seeing the room, Dana tells the San Antonio Express-News that the experience was “such a blur and, in a way, such a disappointment because the room isn’t what I asked for.” While that statement makes her sound as if she’s never seen the show before, she adds later that she “knew going in this could happen” and says “she would participate in the show again ‘in a heartbeat.'”

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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