William Hung gets $25,000 record offer.

William Hung gets $25,000 record offer.
William Hung may not have made it past the American Idol 3 judges table, but he was just offered a $25,000 advance on a record deal, forever altering our perception of the parade of clearly awful singers during the audition phase. The offer came from Koch Entertainment, home of Tupac Shakur and other artists, and Fuse, the music television network that actually plays videos. The Daily Californian reports that “Hung said he isn’t sure if he would be able to balance his education with a record deal, although he plans on titling his album White Dragon if he accepts the recording contract.” He was surprised with the news after performing during the halftime of a volleyball game at UC Berkeley.

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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