some of Making the Band 2’s New York neighbors are unhappy.

some of Making the Band 2’s New York neighbors are unhappy.
Some residents who live on the same block as house being used for the second season of Making the Band 2 are upset with the production, with one neighbor circulating a petition that demands MTV’s departure. The president of the neighborhood association, which accepted a donation from MTV, tells The Villager, “I think this P. Diddy Combs has gotten such extremely bad publicity that everybody is emotionally up in knots…They’re not thinking clearly.” Other neighbors have no complaints and say the house has been quiet. In an unrelated incident, a puppy died after falling from the house’s roof.

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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