Missy Elliott Project contestants will perform for the first time at Carnegie Hall.

Missy Elliott Project contestants will perform for the first time at Carnegie Hall.
Missy Elliott talks to MTV about her upcoming UPN series The Missy Elliott Project, and she says that “The first time [contestants] perform will be at Carnegie Hall, singing, rapping, tap dancing, head spinning, whatever.” She says she’s looking for people who can “be great at one thing and be able to at least do a little of everything else. … And the artists have to have personality, creativity, originality, all of that combined. They don’t necessarily have to be no great dancer, but be able to catch a groove.” And the artists have to have personality, creativity, originality, all of that combined. They don’t necessarily have to be no great dancer, but be able to catch a groove.” Auditions continue in New York on Friday.

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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