Apprentice changes exemption rules, requiring a team vote

For the fourth Apprentice, there’s going to be a change to the game. In the past, project managers who led their team to victory were automatically immune from eviction if they ended up in the boardroom the following week. (Well, except for dumbass Bradford.)

Candidates on The Apprentice 4 will find that “the winning project managers will only be exempt the following week if their team members grant them that privilege.”

That rule change is the second of two “twists”; the first is coyly referred to in an NBC press release as apparently having to do with golf: Trump “tees up a big twist in the first 10 minutes that will give the candidates a serious run for their money,” it says.

The release also details the first task, which is sponsored by Bally Total Fitness.

NBC’s “The Apprentice” Debuts on Thursday, Sept. 22 [NBC press release]

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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