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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Frankie leads Big Brother's parade of delusion

Frankie on Big Brother

Heading into the finale, the delusion continues, with a re-appearance by evicted Frankie.

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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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