Surreal Life 2 may be extended past six episodes; many celebs wanted in.

Surreal Life 2 may be extended past six episodes; many celebs wanted in.
Six celebrities are currently in the Hollywood Hills taping day four of eleven of The Surreal Life 2, which will air for six episodes on The WB sometime midseason. But E! Online reports “that number [of episodes] may grow, depending on how well the B-listers perform for the network.” This year, the seven-member cast has been reduced to six to allow a seventh “celeb” to join the cast every episode. Celebrities were apparently begging to be cast, which may explain the revolving celeb spot. The six permanent cast members are Traci Bingham, Trishelle Canatella, Erik Estrada, Vanilla Ice, Ron Jeremy, and Tammy Faye Messner.

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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