“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.

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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