MTV signs Rod Stewart for reality show.

Rod Stewart gets MTV reality show.
Rod Stewart, in case you didn’t know, is now hip (again?). Recently, Rod sold 4 million copies of his latest album, and there’s a new London stage show based on his music. The next logical step: a 12-episode series on MTV. For Rod: Live and Uncensored, MTV “has promised him $5 million up front, with another $20 million if the show…is a hit,” The Sydney Morning Herald reports. The paper says “he’s obsessed with his train set and his soccer” and “telegenic young women,” so that $20 mil shouldn’t be a problem.

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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