Survivor 23, 24 applications due Tuesday

Applications for Survivor‘s 23rd and 24th season are due on Tuesday, and these are the real applications, not the online casting competition that gave us Jimmy T. and is designed to generate pageviews for

The application says that both seasons will tape “in summer to fall of 2011,” which is consistent with the new production schedule that started with Samoa: back-to-back productions in the same location, with one of the two seasons taking on a twist.

If you want to know what kind of contract you’ll have to sign if you make it to finals in Los Angeles, read the cast contract. And if you’re wondering where you might be heading, Caramoan, in the Philippines, is the rumored location.

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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