Viewers dump magician, tennis player from Dancing with the Stars 6

The Dancing with the Stars 6 journey ended for Penn Jillette and Monica Seles last night during the show’s first! ever! double! elimination! So much drama.

Penn Jillette, ever the joker, insisted that he and Kym Johnson weren’t going to give up and would stick around. Monica went home because she is “not a performer,” as Bruno said, and had trouble with facial expressions last week. (Speaking of facial expressions, The New York Daily News has a detailed story about what’s wrong with Priscilla Presley’s face. The short answer: bad plastic surgery.)

Adam Carolla joked last week that he was going to lose, but viewers kept him around despite his attitude towards Carrie Ann. He wasn’t even in the bottom two; that honor went to Cristi&#aacute;n de la Fuente. For the women, Marissa Jaret Winokur was barely spared elimination.

Priscilla Presley’s mug is too full [New York Daily News]

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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