Larissa and Gil are still together.

Larissa and Gil are still together.
After her revelation that she’d once dated Fabio and his subsequent freak out, you’d think that Average Joe 2: Hawaii‘s Larissa Meek and Gil Hyatt never saw each other again. But you’d be wrong. Larissa tells us on her web site, “Gil and I are still together…He is a truly a wonderful, caring, and sweet individual, with a depth that was not captured by the moment in front of a camera lens.” If you want photographic proof, Larissa has pictures of the two of them, including one of her and what appears to be Gil’s corpse. Seriously, though, she and Gil are so happy together that he’s inspired her art, particularly The Embrace, which Larissa says “was captured from the stolen moments I spent visiting Gil in Fort Lauderdale” and which features Larissa hugging a Fabio-looking Gil; you can buy it for $7,000. Larissa isn’t the show’s only artist: As reader Jess noticed, both Tony Calandra and Mike Spitaletto have artwork for sale on their sites.
+ plus: Average Joe 3: Adam Returns debuts next Monday, March 15.

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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