CNN shows up for Surreal Life 2.

CNN shows up for Surreal Life 2.
In a story that contains a number of spoilers about an activity that will be featured on The Surreal Life 2, The Desert Sun reports that CNN showed up to tape celebrities being taped for The WB reality show. The setting: A nude volleyball game which Tammy Faye Bakker Messner decided not to show up for after being tipped off by media reports about their trip to the nudist resort. The Sun reports that “CNN cameras were waiting to record the celebrity reactions as they were asked to play nude volleyball, and [Erik] Estrada said he was surprised to discover their destination.”

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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