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.

Review: Married at First Sight

Marriage At First Sight

In an era of Tinder and Grindr, instant acceptance or dismissal of a potential partner, or instant sex with another body, Married at First Sight offers the thrill of watching strangers deal with the very basics of relationships.

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