Jessica’s sister Ashley getting her own show, is “very fascinated” by Newlyweds.

Jessica’s sister Ashlee getting her own show; Jessica gets $3 million merch deal.
Get ready for another Simpson’s life to be chronicled on TV: “MTV is shooting a pilot for a reality program about [Jessica Simpson's] sister, Ashlee Simpson,” MTV News reports. Although she’s shooting the pilot and cutting her own record, 7th Heaven actress Ashlee might not be as bad as her tuna fish-for-brains sister; she says they’ve “always, always been into such different music” and cites punk rock along with rock from the ’60s, ’70s, and ’80s as influences. Ashlee says that she is “very fascinated with” Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica and “watch[es] it all the time.”
+ also: Jessica signs merchandise deal “that should net her more than $3 million in the next few months alone.”
+ and: role in I Dream of Jeannie film not a certainty yet.

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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