people “clamoring to work with” Clay, whose CD is outselling Ruben’s 4-1.

people “clamoring to work with” Clay, whose CD is outselling Ruben’s 4-1.
Despite his second-place win, “producers and songwriters are clamoring to work with” American Idol 2 runner-up Clay Aiken, and Amazon says Clay’s single “has already sold four times as many copies as the pending CD single by Ruben Studdard,” The New York Times reports. The paper asks people in the industry about how they think Clay should proceed, “since prevailing pop-star theory fails in many ways to explain Mr. Aiken’s popularity.”
+ also: tabloid reports on Clay’s “broken relationship” with his father.

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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