Burnett argues Martha’s ankle bracelet should come off for her Apprentice tapings.

Burnett argues Martha’s ankle bracelet should come off for her Apprentice tapings.
Now that Martha Stewart is out of prison, she’s wearing an ankle bracelet as part of her home confinement, which lasts for five months. She’s seeking a new sentence, however, asking, in part, that her ankle bracelet be removed so she can tape The Apprentice: Martha Stewart. Producer Mark Burnett told the court, “The bracelet will hinder the continuity of the day-to-day shooting and eliminate any opportunity for Martha to wear skirts or dresses, which is part of her lifestyle and therefore a large part of the show.”

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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