third American Idol has its 12 finalists.

third American Idol has its 12 finalists.
With last night’s edition of three wild-card finalists, American Idol 3 now has its final 12. George Huff was selected by Simon; Paula chose Leah LaBelle; Randy Jackson chose Jennifer Hudson; and with 22 percent of the vote, John Peter Lewis was selected by the audience. The join the other eight finalists: Amy Adams, Fantasia Barrino, Diana Degarmo, La Toya London, Matthew Rogers, John Stevens, Jasmine Trias, and Camile Velasco.

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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