American Idol “divas” end up as the bottom three; Jennifer Hudson goes home.

American Idol “divas” end up as the bottom three; Jennifer Hudson goes home.
Viewers didn’t call in to support any of American Idol 3‘s “divas”–Fantasia Barrino, La Toya London and Jennifer Hudson–as they ended up as the bottom three. Simon Cowell referred to their performances as “the battle of the divas.” Jennifer Hudson received the fewest number of votes, and left the show. Tuesday, Randy Jackson told her, “You just get better and better every week.” The Chicago Tribune says the decision “surpris[ed] the show’s judges, viewers and even the other contestants.” Well, it surprised everyone except those people who didn’t vote for her.

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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