Survivor Amazon’s Daniel, a former Tough Enough finalist, has malaria.

Survivor Amazon’s Daniel, a former Tough Enough finalist, has malaria.
Daniel Lue, who on last week’s premiere episode of Survivor Amazon was unable to crawl across a balance beam, has been diagnosed with malaria despite having taken malaria pills before and after his Amazon experience. Daniel, who was a finalist on MTV’s Tough Enough, is being treated with quinine and is now “resting comfortably at home.”
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Review: Married at First Sight

Marriage At First Sight

In an era of Tinder and Grindr, instant acceptance or dismissal of a potential partner, or instant sex with another body, Married at First Sight offers the thrill of watching strangers deal with the very basics of relationships.

Beyond the headline-grabbing premise, the series has turned out to be a stripped-down, authentic exploration of something very interesting. Read the full review.

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