Dove offers Apprentice teams training.

Dove offers Apprentice teams training.
In an effort to spin its humiliating and somewhat useless Apprentice 3 product placement, Dove has issued a press release that offers training to the show’s rejected candidates. Instead of, say, pretending that their product wasn’t promoted by models stroking a cucumber under running water, or by someone misusing it and rubbing it all over their face, Dove’s senior brand manager embraces the whole thing and disses the idiot candidates. He says, “We were hoping the teams would capture the clean, refreshing essence of Cool Moisture, but unfortunately they chose to go in a dramatically different direction.” Marketing people are so weird; do they talk like that at home? Anyway, Dove says they are welcoming the people who mangled their brand to their headquarters for marketing “Boot Camp [that] will include an immersion at Dove headquarters with sessions from the industry leading beauty brand on advertising and brand marketing, as well as a critique on why the ads were so bad.” Sounds like an excuse to bring these brand-wrecking twits in for an accidental swim in a clean, refreshing vat of Cool Moisture.

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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