Must-see video: Survivor’s Dragons’ video; Apprentice celebrities’ bus-throwing

Two must-watch videos that came out of two recently concluded reality series:

First, Videogum compiled the appearances of a phrase that is all too common on reality TV, but really made an impact on The Celebrity Apprentice 3. Here’s everyone throwing each other “under the bus”:

Far more amazing, however, is this video which came out of Survivor Heroes vs. Villains. Filmed at the now-destroyed resort that served as Ponderosa for two seasons, the video features eliminated contestants Ben “Coach ‘The Dragon Slayer'” Wade, JT Thomas, and Courtney Yates. They call themselves The Dragons (or The Dragonz, depending upon who you ask), and while they may never get a recording contract, they deserve some props for putting themselves out there and demonstrating more theatricality than anyone has all season on American Idol.

It’s tragic this wasn’t played on the reunion episode, because from the camera work to the editing, it’s exceptionally impressive for something that was just destined to find its primary home behind a Sprint ad on CBS’ eternally frustrating web site. At least the well-produced music video found its way to YouTube:

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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