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.

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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