Janu quit because she became a “pawn.”

Janu quit because she became a “pawn.”
Janu says she quit Survivor Palau primarily because “I realized I’m a play piece. I am a pawn and they are moving me around.” She tells TV Guide that she decided “to go when I want to go, and it is going to make them think twice about what is happening.” Janu also says that she lost 12 pounds on the island, and when she had food, she “would throw it up every single time.” Apparently, the lack of food affected her mentally, as she says that the rats initially “freaked me out. Afterward, they just became gerbils and Muppets.” Muppets? Hopefully that’ll be on the DVD.

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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