TAR 17 cast, including another beauty queen, identified; elimination order spoiled

The sleuths at Reality Fan Forum have kept up their identification of Amazing Race 17 teams. Earlier, when the season was still taping (it ended production in mid-June), the site identified four beauty queens but then retracted two.

They’ve now added another beauty queen (warning: spoilers). She’s Miss Oregon 2004 Brook Roberts. They also have information about how these and other teams did, so if you want to be spoiled about locations and eliminations, read this discussion thread.

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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