GLAAD okay with Boy Meets Boy, which will reward straight men if selected.

GLAAD okay with Boy Meets Boy; prize goes to straight men if selected.
Bravo’s upcoming Boy Meets Boy, a sort of Joe Millionaire with gay men and twists of its own, is getting raves from the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation. The organization’s spokesman says “[g]ays do not necessarily have to be protected from reality-dating show twists,” and says the show “is going to blur the boundaries of what is thought to be straight and what is thought to be gay in this country.” With the show’s twist–some of the male suitors will be straight men paid to pretend to be gay–show creator Douglas Ross, who is gay, tells the AP, “We have created a gay world where the straight guys are in the closet.” If the show’s star, James, a 32-year-old HR worker from LA, selects a straight man at the end, “the mate wins more than $20,000. If he’s gay, James gets the cash,” Knight-Ridder reports.

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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