Kelly’s single is number one; sets a Billboard record, selling 236,000 copies.

Kelly’s single is number one; sets a Billboard record, selling 236,000 copies.
With just under a quarter of a million copies of her single sold last week, American Idol winner Kelly’s song “has made the biggest single-week leap to No. 1 in the history of Billboard’s Hot 100“; last week it was number 52. A Sam Goody representative told Billboard that the store “sold more copies of the Clarkson single in one day than the chain has sold of any one single in the past three years.” The other top 10 singles “sold only 34,331 [copies] combined,” according to VH1. Will Young, the winner of the UK’s Pop Idol also broke records, selling 1.1 million copies of his first single; 385,000 copies of it were sold the first day it was released.

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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