eliminated Pop Idol contestant Korben blames being outed for dismissal.

eliminated Pop Idol contestant Korben blames being outed for dismissal.
The first of nine Pop Idol finalists to be eliminated by a vote from the audience, 21-year-old Korben, says, “I didn’t declare my sexuality–it was only after it had been publicly outed that everybody knew.” Without the revelation last week that he participated in Channel 5’s Mr. Gay UK contest back in 1998, Korben says, “I think…there would have been a pretty good chance of me getting through.”

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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