Dancing with the Stars 4 debuts tonight

ABC kicks off a fourth season of its dancing quasi-celebrities show Dancing with the Stars tonight at 8 p.m. ET, with its ridiculously padded results shows airing Tuesdays at 9.

USA TODAY says the “competition’s biggest attraction ever” might be Heather Mills, Paul McCartney’s one-legged ex. She’s already making fun of herself in ads for the show, when she says, “”My main concerns are keeping my leg on.”

The paper argues that “[m]any viewers probably will tune in to see Heather Mills — vilified in the worldwide press over her nasty divorce from beloved ex-Beatle Paul McCartney — try to burnish a gold-digging image. Others will be driven by morbid curiosity.”

But others may tune in to watch the epic showdown between Cliff Claven face off against ‘NSyncer Joey Fatone.

Dancing with the Stars [ABC]
Heather Mills adds a spark to ‘Stars’ [USA TODAY]

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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