Well, it isn't as though it's much of an issue for them anymore - I've used Pop-Up Stopper for about a year now, and I've been able to access their site while it's running. It didn't used to be that way, so I guess they realized no one gave a good goddamn about their 'cries for help,' and they stopped trying to scam people THAT way. Of course, they still scam, but at least that particular one has died down a tad.
Reality show rejects? They are forgotten a week after they leave the show. Nice try though. I'm sure they will be sticking around once they figure out how much they will make per article. Nothing. Sorry but color me not impressed.