Doug helps students; Ty is 38.

Doug helps students; Ty is 38.
Doug Wilson took a break from Trading Spaces to help students design a space at his alma mater, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Industrial design students are designing their own studio space as their building is being remodeled. Doug told the Daily Illini he was there “to create excitement around the project and encourage them to take risks and have fun with it, to just support them as students.” While at the university, Doug majored in voice and theatre.
+ also: Ty just turned 38.

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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