Nick Lachey and Kelly Osbourne sign deals with ABC, joining Jessica Simpson.

Nick Lachey and Kelly Osbourne sign deals with ABC, joining Jessica Simpson.
MTV reality stars are flocking to ABC, home of, well, not a whole lot. Not content to be left behind by his Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica co-star and wife, Nick Lachey has just signed a development deal with ABC. While Jessica is developing a comedy pilot for the network, Nick’s deal may lead him either into comedy or drama. He also has “a feature film component with the Walt Disney Co.,” so look for him in Flubber 2. Billboard says Nick’s deal “could reach high-six figures.” Kelly Osbourne, too, is jumping from MTV to ABC, signing a deal to play a love interest on Doing It, a new drama.

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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