Portugal ‘s first Big Brother winner threatens suicide after being “abandoned.”

Portugal ‘s first Big Brother winner threatens suicide after being “abandoned.”
The winner of the first Portugal edition of Big Brother “threatened to throw himself from a bridge over the weekend,” Agence France-Presse reports. Despite initial fame and fortune, he blew through his money and is no longer popular. Thus, a local newspaper, “Correio da Manha said he had been ‘abandoned by the machines which produced him. From this drama the question remains: don’t those who placed him in the sky without preparing him for the inevitable fall now have something to say?'”

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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