ESPN will select SportsCenter anchor via reality TV competition.

ESPN will select SportsCenter anchor via reality TV competition.
The next anchor on ESPN’s SportsCenter may be selected via a competition-oriented show the network is planning. Dream Job “will invite aspiring sportscasters to submit audition tapes for consideration in an American Idol-style competition,” according to The Hollywood Reporter. The show will follow contestants as they compete in categories such as “play-by-play, sideline reporting, one-on-one interviews and SportsCenter highlight voice-overs. Viewers and a panel of judges are likely to decide the winners.” Applications are not yet being accepted and there’s no word on when the series, which is still in development, will debut.

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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