Michelle says she’s not depressed, drunk; Pop Idol finalists have #1 song.

Michelle says she’s not depressed, drunk; Pop Idol finalists have #1 song.
Pop Idol 2 winner Michelle McManus responded to rumors that she’s a suicidal depressed drunk. “‘Apparently, I’m some manic depressive on Prozac who hates London, can’t cope with the lifestyle and is hitting the bottle,” she told the Sunday Mail. “‘Just because I haven’t been in the celebrity hangouts or falling out of nightclubs in front of the paparazzi, I’m supposed to be suicidal.” Instead, she says is “interviews and TV and photo-shoots. And I love it.” Two other Pop Idol 2 finalists are also loving life. Together, Sam Nixon and Mark Rhodes have the number one song in the UK, a cover of the Beatles’ “With A Little Help From My Friends.”

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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