as William Hung’s album is released, producers are annoyed by his “mockery.”

as William Hung’s album is released, producers are annoyed by his “mockery.”
William Hung’s album/DVD Inspiration was released yesterday, but American Idol 3 producers are not happy. Apparently, after taking advantage of his notoriety for their own advantages, they now want him to go away. A “source” tells PageSix that when Hung wanted to call his album “‘American Idol’ people were up in arms.” He changed the title, but they’re still not happy. “It was funny at first, but now they just want William to go away. They feel he is making a mockery of the show,” the source says. As if that were possible.
+ also: is our national obsession with William Hung “driven by racism?”

Review: Married at First Sight

Marriage At First Sight

In an era of Tinder and Grindr, instant acceptance or dismissal of a potential partner, or instant sex with another body, Married at First Sight offers the thrill of watching strangers deal with the very basics of relationships.

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