American Idol leads FOX to its first non-sports number one win ever.

American Idol leads FOX to its first non-sports number one win ever.
FOX has never been number one in the ratings for a week “without the benefit of a major sporting event,” The LA Times reports. That changed last week thanks to the three-hour finale of American Idol, which earned “Fox’s highest rating for a regular series in more than 2 1/2 years.”
+ also: “no deal has been finalized” for AI movie, but there is “strong interest.”
+ and: New Kid on the Block Joey McIntyre offers Kelly advice; says “[w]hen Justin and Nikki sang, it was like watching a train wreck.”

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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