Clay fans write to FCC with complaints, comments about Ruben’s victory.

Clay fans write to FCC with complaints, comments about Ruben’s victory.
Fans of Clay Aiken who believe the American Idol 2 runner-up should have won the contest have sent “thousands of form letters calling for a probe of the ‘Idol’ outcome” and also many “personalized letters to the government regulators,” The Smoking Gun reports. The site collects 10 of the best e.mail messages, which are hysterical if you can believe some people actually write and think like this. Some people tell the FCC that they’ll never watch Idol again, others complain that Clay’s number was busy, and others e.mail the FCC with comments for FOX.

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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