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Dick Donato: Reaction to HIV Disclosure Has Been 'Overwhelmingly Positive'

Dick Donato: Reaction to My HIV Disclosure Has Been 'Overwhelmingly Positive'

Originally posted 10/29/2014 11:25AM

When Big Brother winner Dick Donato decided to go public with his HIV-positive status earlier this month, he wasn't sure what to expect.

After all, Donato was best known as "Evel Dick," a reality-TV villain. "We'll see what people have to say about it," he told PEOPLE at the time. "Everyone will have an opinion."

As it turns out, the public has embraced Donato, who is currently appearing on Couples Therapy.

"The reaction has been overwhelmingly positive," he tells PEOPLE. "Absolutely fantastic."

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Big Brother's Frankie Grande Is Headed to Broadway

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Big Brother's Frankie Grande Is Headed to Broadway

Originally posted 10/21/2014 10:00AM

Frankie Grande's dreams just keep coming true.

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Julie Chen on Being Married to One of Hollywood's Most Powerful Men | Julie Chen

Julie Chen on Being Married to One of Hollywood's Most Powerful Men

Originally posted 10/16/2014 02:15PM

The Talk and Big Brother host (and wife to CBS Corp. CEO Leslie Moonves) says she's ok with "things being whispered behind my back."

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Big Brother Winner Dick Donato: 'I Am HIV Positive'

Big Brother Winner Dick Donato: 'I Am HIV Positive'

Originally posted 10/01/2014 09:25AM

When Big Brother 8 winner Dick Donato signed up to appear on VH1's Couples Therapy, he decided to use the show to go public with a very personal struggle: He has been living with HIV since 2011.

The reality-TV villain, who often goes by the nickname "Evel Dick," is appearing on the VH1 show with his on-again, off-again girlfriend Stephanie Rogness-Fischer. On Wednesday's episode of Couples Therapy, he'll reveal his struggle with the show's therapist, Dr. Jenn Berman. In an upcoming episode, he will share the news with the rest of the show's cast, including The Bachelor's Juan Pablo Galavis and Nikki Ferrell.

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Ariana Grande's Brother Frankie: I Fell in Love on Big Brother

Ariana Grande's Brother Frankie: I Fell in Love on Big Brother

Originally posted 09/25/2014 08:50PM

He may not have won the $500,000 prize, but Ariana Grande's brother Frankie was a force to be reckoned with in the Big Brother house this summer.

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Big Brother Has a New Champ! Find Out Who Won Season 16

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Big Brother Has a New $500,000 Winner!

Originally posted 09/25/2014 08:10AM

After 97 days, 15 evictions and one marriage proposal, Big Brother 16 has a winner!

Victoria Rafaeli, Derrick Levasseur and Cody Calafiore began their Big Brother adventure alongside 13 other contestants – including Ariana Grande's brother Frankie. But one by one, their fellow houseguests were sent packing until the final three were left to face off for the power to choose who would sit next to them in the finals.

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Which Big Brother Couple Is About to Get Engaged on TV?

Which Big Brother Couple Is About to Get Engaged on TV?

Originally posted 09/07/2014 03:15PM

A showmance that became a full-fledged romance is about to become a permanent alliance for two of the most popular players on Big Brother.

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A Bachelorette Bash, Beyoncé's Sexy Instagram & More Weekend News

What You Missed Over The Weekend

Beyoncé Shuts Down Gossip, Ariana Grande's Brother Comes Clean & More Weekend News

Originally posted 08/10/2014 11:15PM

There was plenty to celebrate this weekend, from the Bachelorette winner's big birthday to another reality couple reuniting off-camera. One star announced she's pregnant, and another made it clear her wedding ring is on tight. Here's the news you might have missed:

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Has Frankie Grande Made an Epic Misstep on Big Brother?

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Big Brother Contestant Admits He's Ariana Grande's Big Brother

Originally posted 08/09/2014 04:25PM

Warning: This post may contain spoilers to those who don't watch the Big Brother live feed.

Has all that peroxide messed him up in the head?

Frankie Grande, a colorful and very popular contestant on this season of CBS's Big Brother, finally revealed to his fellow houseguests late Friday that his half sister is pop phenom Ariana Grande, according to the reality competition's live feed.

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How Ariana Grande Overcame Her Insecurities

Ariana Grande Opens Up About Her Confidence Problem

Originally posted 07/30/2014 07:40AM

She's the vocal powerhouse behind what is shaping up to be the song of the summer, but even Ariana Grande hasn't always felt confident.

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