TLC, Jon Gosselin settle their lawsuits, but TLC keeps the Gosselins under contract

TLC and Jon Gosselin have settled their lawsuits against one another. (TLC sued for breach of contract and Jon sued for “great anguish” and “financial losses”.)

TLC released a statement announcing that it “has reached a settlement with Jon Gosselin and will be undertaking procedural steps to conclude the litigation. All terms of the settlement are confidential. The whole Gosselin family remains under contract with TLC.”

That phrase “whole Gosselin” family is even creepier than TLC’s already creepy contract with them, because it includes the kids. Let’s hope TLC leaves them alone.

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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