Following Teen Mom special, MTV airs It Gets Better special

Following the first part of the Teen Mom finale special hosted by Dr. Drew, the It Gets Better Project becomes an MTV special tonight that airs at 11 p.m. ET.

It’s hosted by the campaign’s founder, Dan Savage, who created a video with his partner in response to a series of suicides by gay teens. The campaign, in which people tell gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered kids and teenagers that their lives will improve, now includes more than 40,000 videos, including many by reality TV stars.

MTV says its special “will focus on the stories of three young people at a crossroads in their lives: a young man struggling to tell his family and friends that he is gay; a lesbian fighting for parental acceptance; and a transgender man preparing to get married.” Here’s the preview:

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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