Swan concludes tonight with pageant.

Swan concludes tonight with pageant.
The extreme makeover show The Swan concludes tonight with a two-hour pageant. Nine of the 16 women who were reconstructed USA TODAY looks at reaction to the show, which has been mostly negative with everyone except the 9.2 million people who watch every week. Merline Norman, who’s competing tonight, tells The Press-Enterprise says the show and transformation “has given me a new perspective on life. It has brought me closer to my loved ones and more importantly to myself.”
+ also: show therapist Lynn Ianni’s Ph.D. is from an unaccredited diploma mill.

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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