Ethan Zohn getting his second stem cell transplant today

Survivor Africa winner and generally amazing person Ethan Zohn will get his second stem cell transplant today, part of his treatment for the recurrence of cancer. Survivor Amazon winner and Ethan’s girlfriend Jenna Morasca is tweeting updates.

Earlier this month, he told his show Everyday Health, “I’m extremely … I’m scared. I’m nervous. I’m anxious. I’ve done it before. It’s not anything you want to do again. You don’t want to go through that twice.”

Ethan still ran the New York City marathon after being diagnosed, and while he’d hoped to run the Boston marathon this spring, Bachelorette winner Ryan Sutter will run in his place instead.

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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