Randy, Paula will return along with Simon–and a new fourth judge.

Randy, Paula will return along with Simon–and a new fourth judge.
Both Randy Jackson and Paula Abdul will return to judge American Idol 2 along with Simon Cowell–and a mystery fourth judge, which FOX says will “add a different and unique perspective.” Both Simon and host Ryan Seacrest have already signed on for the second season, making Brian Dunkleman the only cast member who won’t return.
+ also: “Not many things need to be tweaked or changed,” Paula says about AI2.

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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