duet from Pop Idol winner and runner-up lands at number one in the UK.

duet from Pop Idol winner and runner-up lands at number one in the UK.
Gareth Gates and Will Young, the respective runner-up and winner of the UK’s Pop Idol, have collaborated on a song that is the number one song in the country. After months of battling each other for the top spot with various singles, they performed a duet–a cover of The Beatles’ The Long and Winding Road–which has landed at number one on the UK charts, beating a new song from Oasis.
+ plus: contestant dismissed from the UK’s Popstars: The Rivals for being 10 days too old.
+ and: Simon Cowell says of Rivals judges, “It was ridiculous that the judges put through the blind boy.”

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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