Canadian Idol debuts tonight.

Canadian Idol debuts tonight.
The northern part of North America searches for its idol tonight when Canadian Idol debuts on CTV at 8 p.m. ET. The show’s host is Ben Mulroney, the son of Canada’s former prime minister, who says he “been a huge fan since the very first episode of American Idol.” Judged by a panel of four judges, the show’s schedule is as follows: the audition process will consume the first three episodes, the top 30 will be selected on June 30, elimination episodes will start July 7, and a winner will be crowned Sept. 16.
+ also: with Canadian Idol, Canadians are now longer prevented from participating in shows they watch.

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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