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On tonight's episode of VH1's Couples Therapy, the housemates will learn that cast member and former Big Brother champion Dick Donato is HIV positive.

Donato says that after keeping his diagnosis a secret for three years, he's decided to go public so that he might use his fame to bring attention to the crippling illness and the difficulty that many patients have with affording treatment.

Donato appeared on TMZ Live today, where he opened up to the site about the hardship of paying for medication that keeps him alive:

"The drugs are extremely expensive," Donato tells Harvey Levin.

"This puts a heroin or cocaine addict to shame. It's like a 110, or 130 dollars a pill. And you cannot miss one dose ... that's when you develop full-blown AIDS, and there is no cure for that."

Donato goes on to say that he was "wiped out" by the cost of treatment and only once he was completely broke was he able to qualify for Medicaid.

(The red-haired reality star specifies that he was diagnosed before the availability of the Affordable Care Act, also known as ObamaCare.)

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Big Brother legend Dick Donato will make a surprising reveal about himself on VH1's Couples Therapy tonight, and no one saw coming: He's HIV positive.

The reality TV villain, who often goes by the nickname "Evel Dick," is on the VH1 show with his on-again, off-again girlfriend Stephanie Rogness-Fischer.

On Couples Therapy Season 5 Episode 4, he reveals one of the biggest issues in his relationship, and life, with the show's therapist, Dr. Jenn Berman.

In an upcoming episode, he'll also share this with the rest of the cast members, which include The Bachelor's Juan Pablo Galavis and Nikki Ferrell.

Just as surprising as the diagnosis itself was the fact that Dick was competing on Season 13 of Big Brother when producers found this out first.

"They told me that something was wrong with my blood test," he says, noting that constants submit to all kids of testing. "They had done two HIV tests."

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Hey, have you heard that Ariana Grande is a diva? Because that's the rumor that's been going around and, man, is there a lot of evidence to support it. 

E!'s veteran red carpet reporter Giuliana Rancic confirmed the rumors, and since then, everyone from irate fans to Australian photographers have come forward to discuss their own ugy run-ins with the pint-sized pop princess.

But at least one Arianator is standing strong and defending the singer's reputation - her big brother and Big Brother star Frankie Grande:

Now that Frankie's time in the BB house has come to an end, he's enjoying his 15 minutes of fame (and probably his sister's money).

Hitting the town last night, Grande greeted fans and spoke with TMZ about the reports of Ari's vicious attitude.

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She's the unquestioned breakthrough pop music artist of the year, but Ariana Grande's brother Frankie was a force to be reckoned with this summer as well.

The day after he helped Derrick Levasseur win Big Brother 16, Frankie spoke about the season, his antics, his charity, and of course, Zach Rance.

Ariana Grande, Frankie Grande Pic

Despite the fact that he identifies as a straight man, Frankie reflects on their "showmance" by saying that "there is no doubt that we love each other."

"I felt it in the house but I didn't realize how ridiculous it looks to everyone else," he adds, "because [we look like] we are a couple. It's very strange."

"It's unbelievable. I love Zach so much. I already told him the answer is 'yes' if he proposes," Frankie Grande joked ... or we think he's kidding.

He's more clear on what he did the second his time in the house ended: YouTube last month's electrifying Ariana Grande VMA performance.

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CBS has renewed its summer reality TV staple Big Brother for two more seasons, ensuring that the show will be on through the early fall of 2016.

Kiss your next two summers and even more brain cells goodbye!

Big Brother 16 Cast

In all seriousness, the current season - which ended last night with the Big Brother 16 winner crowned in a 90-minute finale - was a bona fide hit.

Derrick Levasseur's win capped off a summer that saw the show actually grow in the 18-49 demographic, averaging 7.56 million fans and a 2.7 share.

CBS' executive vice president of alternative programming gushed that Big Brother continues to be the one of summer’s most dominant programs.

With each season, Allison [Grodner] and Rich [Meehan] produce the most twisted ways to evolve the series creatively,” said Chris Castallo.

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It's been a long, hot summer on the CBS Studio Lot, but as seasons change and Taylor Swift odes to fall begin, Big Brother has come to an end at last.

Last night's Season 16 finale saw a winner crowned. That being ...

Cody Calafiore, Victoria Rafaeli, Derrick Levasseur

Derrick Levasseur! He bested the remaining house guests to claim the $500,000 prize and the bragging rights that go with winning Big Brother.

What that amounts to, we're not really sure, but well played, Derrick!

In a rare feat, Levasseur managed to survive the summer without ever being nominated for eviction, and seemed to control each and every nomination.

Even if he didn't make them, he seemed to be in command, and when it came down to the end, two people felt he made a "final two" pact with them.

If you watch TV online and saw the Big Brother feeds, it's unclear if you picked up on this puppet mastery any more than those who lived with him.

Guy was that good. Quietly, one of the very best in franchise history.

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Former Big Brother co-stars and longtime partners Jeff Schroeder and Jordan Lloyd are engaged after he popped the question ... on the CBS reality show!

Jeff Schroeder, Jordan Lloyd Engaged

The series' motto is "expect the unexpected," and the proposal from Jeff to Jordan on the current season of the summer hit certainly lives up to the tagline.

"Why are the live feeds off... Maybe cause of this... SHE SAID YES!" Schroeder posted via Twitter. "Thank you sooo much @CBSBigBrother @CBSi #bb16."

Surrounded by the Season 16 cast and their family and friends, the reality star got down on one knee and held Lloyd's hand in the house's famed "back yard."

"I'm engaged!!!!!" Jordan Lloyd tweeted at the time.

"Celebrating our engagement," she added, alongside a picture of the couple out to dinner ... little did we know Friday just how the proposal went down.

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Ariana Grande's brother Frankie is a currently a contestant on Big Brother, but if outraged viewers have their way, the 31-year-old may soon be booted out of the house.

One of the show's most memorable scenes this season featured Frankie learning of the death of his grandfather, but now Grande is receiving a very different kind of attention:

On the show's 24-hour live feed Saturday, Grande made a joke at the expense of fellow housemate Victoria Rafaeli that has her family demanding an apology from his pop star sister and requesting that producers fire Frankie from the show.

In the clip above, Frankie encourages two male cast members to "double team" Victoria and "take all of her virginities." The men involved point out how inappropriate the comment is, but that doesn't stop Grande from making a series of crude sexual gestures.

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Big Brother 15 star Aaryn Gries, who was at the center of so much controversy last summer, broke some good news on Twitter on Monday night:

She just got engaged to Nick Williams!

Gries and Nick

The 23-year-old ranch owner says Williams took her jewelry shopping today in Houston, then surprised her by popping the question right there!

He told her to pick what she wanted.

The sparkler Aaryn Gries went with is a whopping 1.6 carats, and the reality star she chose it because it was what she always envisioned for herself.

No self-esteem issues there.

The cute pair celebrated their engagement with a romantic dinner together and say they're "very happy and excited" for the future.

To which we say congrats!

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Big Brother producers told Ariana Grande's brother Frankie that his grandfather passed away in a rare case of breaking the reality show's trademark "quarantine."

The whole house rallied around Frankie when he heard of the tragedy.

Ariana Grande, Frankie Grande

Frankie Grande's grandpa died on Tuesday, but Ariana Grande, his pop star sister, listened to his last wish and kept his passing secret from Frankie.

This request was with the hope that he would continue on the show and not let it affect him, but Wednesday, producers passed a note to Frankie.

After learning of the sad news, Frankie broke down in tears.

Some of the other house guests on the program were crying too as he revealed the news to them, in what was a very unusual moment for Big Brother.

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