Kelly and Justin are the finalists; UK’s Will Young will perform with them.

Kelly and Justin are the finalists; UK’s Will Young will perform with them.
Nikki McKibbin was eliminated from the American Idol contest last night, leaving Kelly Clarkson and Justin Guarini to compete next week to see who is number one. They’ll be joined next week by the winner of the UK’s Pop Idol, Will Young, who may even perform a duet with the winner. The two-part season finale will take place over three hours next week: the hour-long part one will air on Tuesday, Sept. 3 at 9 p.m. ET, and the two-hour second part will air Wednesday, Sept. 4, starting at 8 p.m. ET.
+ also: last week’s Tuesday show was the most-watched show of the week.
+ and: the finalists and all three judges will present awards at the MTV VMAs tonight at 8 p.m. ET.

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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