NBC looking for Restaurant diners.

NBC looking for Restaurant diners.
NBC is searching for diners to participate in the next season of The Restaurant. At renewal time, it wasn’t clear if the next season would follow Rocco or be set at Rocco’s; the casting call makes it seem like they’re going for Big Brother-esque diner drama, not megalomaniacal owner/chef drama. The breathless casting call says the network wants “fun, lively, and outgoing people who want to dine and share their stories with us,” including people who “are pregnant and want to share the exciting news,” are “trying to reconcile with an Ex and want to work it out,” and are “keeping a secret that [they'd] love to share.”

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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