casting for hip-hop edition of Making the Band underway.

casting for hip-hop edition of Making the Band underway.
The production company behind Making the Band is planning a hip-hop version of the show, which has for the past three seasons (two on ABC and one on MTV) followed boy band O-Town. On their web site, Bunim-Murray says they’re “looking for new undiscovered talent in the hopes of creating a brand new Hip Hop musical act”; according to their casting info, that talent also includes DJs. One audition has already taken place, and the phone number for more information connects to MTV, so it appears as though they’re developing the show for MTV.

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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