American Idol 2 finalist Jaered charged with assault in deadly bar fight.

American Idol 2 finalist Jaered charged with assault in deadly bar fight.
Jaered Andrews was disqualified from American Idol 2 in late January reportedly because he was a member of a pop group. But it may have been because during a night out celebrating his semifinal success on the show, he punched a guy in the face, causing the guy to fall on to the sidewalk, upon which the guy hit his head and later died as a result. According to the police report, obtained by The Smoking Gun, he’s been charged with simple assault, a misdemeanor, and has been released on bail; his friend was charged with aggravated assault for punching the guy after he hit the ground.

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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