$100K Trading Spaces will be followed in Nov. by Changing Rooms crossover.

$100K Trading Spaces will be followed in Nov. by Changing Rooms crossover.
Trading Spaces will give designers Doug Wilson and Laurie Hickson-Smith $50,000 each to redo a single room in two days. The episode is being referred to as “Trading Space$: $100 Grand,” and it airs Sunday at 8 p.m. ET. And more stunt shows are scheduled: For November sweeps, two designers from the show’s parent, Changing Rooms, will cross the Atlantic to redo two American families’ rooms. And next spring, “a special in April will include a house giveaway,” USA TODAY reports.

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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