Paradise Hotel will not return this summer, FOX “operative” tells Defamer.

Paradise Hotel will not return this summer, FOX “operative” tells Defamer.
Last week’s report that Paradise Hotel might return to FOX this summer, complete with the original cast in their drunken stupors, has been contradicted. A day after the news broke, Defamer reported “that the show will not be back, a decision reached deep within Fox’s evil reality TV incubator yesterday.” Defamer cites “an operative” within FOX. I refuse to believe it, so Charla, Keith, Toni, Zack, Amy, and everyone else, don’t unpack your bags yet. Also, it sounds suspiciously like scorned Forever Eden host Ruth England (or some other jealous discarded FOX reality TV person) else is pretending to have inside information on programming decisions now.

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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