group credited with bringing Real World back to Philly; casting special airs tonight.

group credited with bringing Real World back to Philly; casting special airs tonight.
Get to know The Real World Philadelphia a bit more tonight as MTV airs a hour-long preview special at 10 p.m. ET. It’s titled “Out of My Way, I’m Moving In: Tips For Getting Into The Real World.” Meanwhile, group of under-35 activists is credited with helping to bring The Real World back to Philadelphia after producers threatened to leave. In its profile of Young Involved Philadelphia, The Philadelphia Inquirer says that the group “played a key role in coaxing a miffed MTV to stick with its plan to film the reality show” in the city. A Bunim-Murray executive agrees, and praises the group: COO Joey Carson said YIP “is a great example of the power that regular people have to create positive change if they put their minds to it. They were able to quickly organize themselves to send a unified message that was heard loud and clear by the right people at the right time.”

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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