Van Halen reported to be Rock Star 2 group (again)

When CBS’ Rock Star returns this summer, the for Van Halen, according to TMZ.com. Citing unspecified “sources,” the site reports that “Van Halen is in the market for a new lead singer, and the marketplace will be the upcoming reality show.”

If this sounds familiar, it’s because last fall, MTV reported that Van Halen had been selected. Then, two days later, MTV corrected its story and said that “The band flatly denies any involvement in the show.”

Today, TMZ says that the group’s “reps are now singing a different tune. Van Halen publicist Larry Solters told TMZ: ‘I’m not denying it. I’m not going to answer any questions about it.'”

Van Halen: The Next ‘Rock Star’? [TMZ.com]

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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