Idol beats 34th-place Bachelor 3; Clarkson single intended for Aguilera.

Idol beats 34th-place Bachelor 3; Clarkson single intended for Aguilera.
Although it turned out to be an hour-long tease, last week’s American Idol 2 “results” show’s 20.3 million viewers easily beat the first half-hour of The Bachelor 3‘s 9.9 million viewer debut. Despite an increase in viewers (to 11.5 million) its second half-hour, that placed The Bachelor 3 in 34th place for the week, according to E! Online. Also, Kelly Clarkson’s first single, which she’ll perform on tonight’s show, “was originally slated to appear on [Christina] Aguilera’s “Stripped” album, but it didn’t make the cut and was never finished,” andPOP reports. Kelly and another songwriter finished writing it, and it will appear on her album, which comes out next week.
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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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