Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica renewed.

Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica renewed.
Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica has become “the second-highest rated cable show after Sex and the City,” according to TV Guide. As a result, MTV has renewed it for a second season that will start shooting in October, CNN reports. The current season ends Oct. 14. Meanwhile, Nick Lachey’s record company “has decided to put [his new] album off until Nov. 11,” in part because of the way the show “has made music fans take [Jessica] about as seriously as they do Anna Nicole Smith,” The Daily News reports. But Jessica’s father tells TV Guide that she “knows she’s on camera” and “[s]ince she was a little girl, people have been calling her a dumb blonde, … she begins to assume the role that everybody expects of her. That doesn’t mean that’s who she is.”

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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