Nashville locations are closed sets.

Nashville locations are closed sets.
Trading Spaces is taping three episodes in and around Nashville, but the sets are closed and a reporter for The Tennessean writes, “we weren’t allowed to see the rooms being filmed, we weren’t allowed to use last names, and we weren’t allowed to see the design plans.” And while the locations of the first two episodes are known (Brentwood and Bellevue), the third is undisclosed. A sign in the yard in front of one house reads, “Closed Set/No Visitors/Thank You/Banyan Productions.” Why the secrecy? Is these stunt episodes such as the $100K ep? Or is this just new Banyan policy? They were certainly open and welcoming last year.

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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