“too fat” Pop Idol contestant may audition for American Idol.

“too fat” Pop Idol contestant may audition for American Idol.
Rik Waller, the runner-up for the UK’s Pop Idol says he may audition for the American version of the show, American Idol. He wants to do it to face off against judge Simon Cowell, who said Rik was “too fat to be an Idol” during the British series. “I might go along and audition just to see his face,” Rik says. “I think I have the tools to break the American market.

Review: Married at First Sight

Marriage At First Sight

In an era of Tinder and Grindr, instant acceptance or dismissal of a potential partner, or instant sex with another body, Married at First Sight offers the thrill of watching strangers deal with the very basics of relationships.

Beyond the headline-grabbing premise, the series has turned out to be a stripped-down, authentic exploration of something very interesting. Read the full review.

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