Tammy Faye has lung cancer.

Tammy Faye has lung cancer.
Tammy Faye Messner, most recently of The Surreal Life 2, told Larry King last night that she has inoperable lung cancer. She says she’ll start chemo because doctors “can’t take it out because it’s too near the heart and there are too many blood vessels that are near the cancer.” She says, “I’ve never even picked up a cigarette in my life, I don’t think”; the cancer is likely related to her previous bout with colon cancer. She says she’s still in touch with her fellow WB show cast members (“I fell in love with these wonderful people!”), and Ron Jeremy called her after learning oft the diagnosis.

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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