Howard Stern sues Are You Hot.

Howard Stern sues Are You Hot.
Howard Stern has filed a lawsuit against the producers of Are You Hot?, making his talk of a suit a reality. It alleges the ABC show, which begins its finals round Thursday, is a “blatant rip-off of The Evaluators,” a bit on his radio show. The suit, as published by The Smoking Gun, details other connections between the two shows (ABC’s show staff includes a former producer of Howard’s E! show and Jackie Martling, Howard’s former head writer) and asks for “tens of millions of dollars” and punitive damages.
+ also: low ratings put the show in 71st place.
+ and: EW’s Joel Stein hangs out with Lorenzo.

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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Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.