FOX president says she has “realistic expectations” for American Idol 2.

FOX president says she has “realistic expectations” for American Idol 2.
With a “dismal” fall season, Entertainment Weekly says “Fox needs a happy tune badly” from American Idol 2, which debuts next week. But FOX president Gail Berman is lowering expectations, saying the second season is “going up in a more formidable time period. So we have realistic expectations.” Paula and Simon also bash CBS’ Star Search; Simon says it “has a problem. Music in its barest form on television is about as boring as you can get. To put people on without any controversy or good versus evil, it will not work.”

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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