ABC and American Idol producers staging All American Girl pageant.

ABC and American Idol producers staging All American Girl pageant.
The producers of American Idol and ABC are planning a pageant-slash-reality TV show called All American Girl, during which “one woman will be propelled to nationwide fame as the holder of the title All American Girl 2003.” Auditions for women 18 to 25 who can ” sing, dance or act … [a]re … intelligent and good looking … [and] have the personality and charisma to win over the American public” are being held in mid-January.

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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