Two international versions of Paradise Hotel start taping, which could lead to second US version

The Villa Arabesque resort in Mexico, used for the original Paradise Hotel, will host back-to-back tapings of international versions of the show. Holland and Belgium are each shooting their own editions of the series there, according to C21Media. Production company TV Corp is also working on taking the show to “Italy, Greece, Spain and Portugal.”

The good news for US fans is that the production company “is hoping that by building the format into a lower-cost European success story, the US door might open again,” C21Media reports.

Benelux checks into Paradise Hotel [C21Media]

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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