Pop Idol might end if Simon leaves; Will Young watches Idol tapes when drunk.

Pop Idol might end if Simon leaves; Will Young watches Idol tapes when drunk.
If Simon Cowell decides to focus on American Idol and bails on Pop Idol, which he’s apparently threatened to do, fellow judge Neil Fox says that should be the end of the British show. “We can only really do it with the same team. Part of me thinks it would be great to end it on a high,” he told the Daily Mirror. “It would become this thing where people said, ‘Do you remember Pop Idol? That show was unbelievable’.” Meanwhile, the show’s first winner, Will Young, told Neil Fox that he watches tapes of the first Pop Idol“when drunk and needing an ego boost.” On Fox’s radio show, Will said, “I have been known to pick up one of my old Pop Idol flags and when they announce the winner I wave it and then I pass out drunk on the sofa.”

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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