viewers pick Last Comic Standing tonight; NBC limiting number of calls.

viewers pick Last Comic Standing tonight; NBC limiting number of calls.
After tonight’s episode, viewers will vote to select the person who will truly be the Last Comic Standing. Five finalists remain: Dat, Cory, Rich, Ralphie, and Tess. (Gannett profiles the final five in greater detail.) Each will perform for five minutes from Paris in Las Vegas. Viewers can then vote online or by phone until one hour after the show ends; the number is 1-866-VOTE4, with 01 to 05 added to the end to specify a contestant. According to their press release about the episode, NBC is limiting the number of calls to three from each phone number. The winner will be announced on next week’s two-hour finale.

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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