50-year-old sues American Idol for age discrimination.

50-year-old sues American Idol for age discrimination.
Only people ages 16 to 24 were allowed to audition for American Idol 2 last fall, so a 50-year-old university lecturer who was not allowed to audition is now suing the show claiming its rules violate laws against age discrimination. His lawyer says Drew “Cummings was summarily denied the right to compete and he was discriminated against solely because of his age, not his ability as a singer,” the BBC reports.

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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