John Stevens out as results flip, voting rebounds with a record 28 million votes.

John Stevens out as results flip, voting rebounds with a record 28 million votes.
Those who think John Stevens is “Satan’s most promising young emissary”, sent to earth to destroy the show, can rest in peace tonight. A record 28 million people voted after Tuesday night’s American Idol 3 episode, leading to a flip of last week’s controversial voting results, and the 16-year-old went home. “Fantasia Barrino and La Toya London, in the bottom three last week, came out on top, along with Diana DeGarmo. George Huff and Jasmine Trias joined Stevens at the tail end of this week’s tally,” USA TODAY reports. So there’s a lesson here: If people actually, like, vote, the candidates that most people like will win. Amazing.
+ also: Simon predicts the final two: La Toya London and Diana DeGarmo.
+ and: a profile of Idol’s music director.

Frankie leads Big Brother's parade of delusion

Frankie on Big Brother

Heading into the finale, the delusion continues, with a re-appearance by evicted Frankie.

Related: The unwatchable cast of Fox's Utopia keeps yelling and screaming.


Shark Tank is getting a spin-off

Shark Tank

Companies that get deals on the show will be followed for this new spin-off.

Also: Before the show began, Shark Barbara Corcoran was cast and then replaced--but then she sent this amazing e-mail and won the job.

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