Reality check: a twist the US Amazing Race should use, serve Andy Cohen alcohol

Amazing Race Australia borrowed an interesting twist from the Israeli version: teams vote for which team will do the U-turn between legs, meaning it’s both a majority decision and one that may or may not affect the race. [Bother's Bar]

Lamar Odom terrible season with the Dallas Mavericks this past season was not caused by Keeping up with the Kardashians, or so he told Oprah, and no one lies to Oprah. [Star-Telegram]

Bravo is looking for “Watch What Happens Live’s biggest fan,” which is almost an oxymoron, to serve as the show’s bartender, apparently for a night. Five winners will be chosen. [Bravo]

Storage Wars‘ Dave Hester and singer Trey Songz have settled their moronic dispute over who gets to use the phrase “yuuup.” The settlement is unknown, but hopefully involves neither of them ever saying that stupid word again. [Hollywood Reporter]

If you thought Ryan Seacrest couldn’t possibly find more stuff to do and/or pimp, he’s Ford Fusion’s new spokesperson–I mean, he’ll be “guiding consumers through the interactive journey to launch Random Acts of Fusion, helping them participate through his multimedia platforms.” [Ford press release]

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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