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Posts from: October 2014

Survivor winner on Marriage Boot Camp; Naked and Afraid complaint; Bethenny back to RHONY?

A round-up of recent reality TV headlines, including Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino’s tax evasion, Bethenney’s return to The Real Housewives of New York City, and Survivor winner Tyson Apostol and Rachel Foulger’s casting on Marriage Boot Camp.

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Project Runway’s elimination brought tears. Of joy. To me.

Ugh. So unfair. Project Runway is so stupid; I can’t believe they’d do that. That super-talented designer Korina went home. And she was only given one  additional chance to redeem herself! She clearly needs a second chance at a second chance to show that she really is better than all those talentless losers that she kept losing challenges to. …

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CBS: “Dick was not forced to leave” Big Brother after HIV diagnosis

Dick Donato’s disclosure that he is HIV positive came with a accusation: that CBS forced him to leave the game. However, while praising “his bravery” for discussing his status on the VH1 reality show Couple’s Therapy, CBS told me he left voluntarily. Yesterday, Rachel Reilly told TMZ that she wished Dick would have stayed in the game and …

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There’s something off about this season of Survivor

An episode of Survivor that features a tie vote, an unlikely alliance and an immediate betrayal, the discovery of a hidden immunity idol, a mother splitting open her daughter’s lip, and a father rooting against his daughter on her birthday should not be an episode that inspires an uneasy response. But last night’s episode felt weird. That’s the best word to describe …

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Masterchef Junior will get Utopia’s Tuesday timeslot

Fox has pulled Utopia from the Tuesday night schedule effective immediately, and will give that timeslot to MasterChef Junior as of Nov. 4. In the meantime, it’ll air repeats of its animated shows, followed by the World Series. The second season of MasterChef Junior was scheduled to return a few days later, on Nov. 7, and would have aired Friday …

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The Quest producers unveil campaign for a second season

In an open letter to the show’s fans, the producers of ABC’s The Quest have launched a campaign to save the show from cancellation. After citing campaigns from shows such as Chuck and Firefly where fans sent things to the network, the producers write: “All of these ideas certainly have merit and substance but we …

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“Evel” Dick Donato left Big Brother after learning he had HIV

Dick Donato, aka “Evel Dick,” left Big Brother 13 because the show’s medical tests revealed that he was HIV positive. He will disclose that on tonight’s episode of VH1’s Couple’s Therapy , on which he’s appearing with his girlfriend, Stephanie Rogness-Fischer. Dick told People that when he was on BB13, producers did medical tests, and called him into the …

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