American Idol 2’s new co-host was an American Idol semi-finalist.

American Idol 2’s new co-host was an American Idol semi-finalist.
Joining Ryan Seacrest as co-host of American Idol 2 will be Kristin Holt, a semi-finalist from the show’s first season. She’ll replace Brian “The Dunkleman” Dunkleman. Kristin apparently volunteered herself for the job, according to, calling the producers and then auditioning for the position. One person seems happy with her selection: Simon Cowell. “Ryan seems to have gotten boring, hasn’t got much to say. Kristin, she lights up a room, something Ryan isn’t able to do. Interesting,” he tells Extra.

Frankie leads Big Brother's parade of delusion

Frankie on Big Brother

Heading into the finale, the delusion continues, with a re-appearance by evicted Frankie.

Related: The unwatchable cast of Fox's Utopia keeps yelling and screaming.

Shark Tank is getting a spin-off

Shark Tank

Companies that get deals on the show will be followed for this new spin-off.

Also: Before the show began, Shark Barbara Corcoran was cast and then replaced--but then she sent this amazing e-mail and won the job.

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