36 couples living in cable cars for show.

36 couples living in cable cars for show.
Above Singapore, 36 couples are trying to win $30,000 by staying in a cable car for seven days. Survive the Sky contestants “must stay inside cabins equipped only with benches and a basic intercom system, except for one 10 minute break each day, when they can step out at cable car stations,” according to Reuters. In the first two days, 10 couples were eliminated. A spokesperson explains why one couple left: “We had one couple this morning who vomited everywhere, even over the other couple.” The teams–from “Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Hong Kong, and South Korea”–compete in tasks and suffer abuse at the hands of producers, who “thrust candy at the couples to see if they will breach rules on meals, or ply them with surprise challenges such as requests to hop on one foot during the breaks.”

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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