Film on Lee Atwater, who Karl Rove calls “part myth,” “part political mastermind,” on DVD

The documentary about Republican strategist Lee Atwater, mentor to George W. Bush and Karl Rove and evil villain to Democrats, is now on DVD.

Stefan Forbes’ Boogie Man: The Lee Atwater Story aired on PBS and the BBC, but was recently released as a special director’s cut DVD that includes footage that didn’t air on TV. Roger Ebert called the film “a fascinating portrait of an almost likable rogue.”

Here’s the trailer:

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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