Justin signed; Simon will get $1m for AI2; ratings records; and more.

Justin signed; Simon will get $1m for AI2; ratings records; and more.
Justin has been signed to Simon Fuller’s 19 management company. … Simon Cowell’s company has offered Tamyra a record deal, but will not sign Christina Christian, the The New York Post reports. One more person is getting a record deal out of the show: Paula Abdul. She’ll release a new album soon. … Speaking of Simon, he’ll American Idol 2. … Coke’s sponsorship deal was “a huge risk … but it paid off.”One in three adults 18-49 watched the finale of the show, FOX’s best ratings ever in the demographic. 28 million people tuned for the climax. Also, 2.1 million people watched the finale in Canada, making it Canada’s “highest-rated show of the summer.”

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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Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.