Rocco will testify today; manager says Chodorow “treated Rocco horribly.”

Rocco will testify today; manager says Chodorow “treated Rocco horribly.”
The battle for The Restaurant didn’t make engaging television, at least not according to the ratings, but it’s now in front of a judge in New York. Rocco is expected to testify today, but yesterday, a former Rocco’s manager testified that co-owner Jeffrey Chodorow “treated Rocco horribly. He treated Rocco’s mother horribly.” According to the New York Daily News, “Lon Rosen testified that Chodorow would ‘goad’ 79-year-old Nicolina about her son until she broke down crying.”
+ update: the judge has barred Rocco from the restaurant, and says Chodorow can walk away from the investment.

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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