FOX “freaked out” about Casino content.

FOX “freaked out” about Casino content.
After seeing the first episode of The Casino, FOX execs gave Mark Burnett “countless pages of notes asking him to cut any salacious scenes that could potentially land Fox in trouble with government regulators bent on cracking down on indecency over the airwaves,” E! Online reports. Thus, the show was “missing shots of strippers, showgirls and lingerie models, among other provocative scenes.” One scene that was missing: “a frat boy licking whipped cream off a semi-naked girl during a bachelor party,” which executive producer James Bruce said really caused heartache. “We thought it looked like a bikini, but they just freaked out over there,” he says.

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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