Quentin Tarantino’s “f-in” reshot and edited; Jon Peter Lewis goes home.

Quentin Tarantino’s “f-in” reshot and edited; Jon Peter Lewis goes home.
As a guest judge on American Idol 3 Wednesday, Quentin Tarantino got really excited, especially after LaToya London performed. “You’re an f-in’ powerhouse!” he said. Note that he did not say “fuckin'” but actually edited himself and said “f-in.'” Still, that was too much for both our current hysterical FCC-fearing climate and for the super-sanitized Idol; his comment was reshot and edited for the final broadcast. The New York Post reports on the incident, and Ryan Seacrest confirmed it during On Air yesterday afternoon. Meanwhile, Jon Peter Lewis is no longer a finalist after America gave him the fewest number of votes. Those of you who are clapping and jumping up and down thinking you won’t have to see that personality-less redheaded guy anymore, there’s bad news: that’s John Stevens, and he survived the cut last night, although just barely, as he received the second fewest number of votes. Next up for the seven remaining contestants: Barry Manilow songs, with a live Barry Manilow performance next Wednesday during the results show.

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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