Kelly’s album debuts at number one; finalists single will also debut at the top.

Kelly’s album debuts at number one; finalists single will also debut at the top.
American Idol definitely works: Kelly Clarkson’s album Thankful is the number one album in the United States after selling 300,000 copies over the past week. An RCA exec “attributed Clarkson’s first-week sales success to the power of television,” Reuters reports. Additionally, Ryan Seacrest reported on last night’s show that the God Bless the USA single recorded by this season’s finalists is definitely debuting at number one, although Reuters reports that the 100,000 copies sold “[make] it likely to hit No. 1.”
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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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