• nine of top 20 shows were reality; Idol helps FOX come in second for the season.

  • UK’s Big Brother 5 debuts; to compete, UKTV Style airs paint drying show.

  • American Idol 3 had 6.7 million fewer viewers than Idol 2, breaks texting record.

  • FOX pulls Seriously Dude, I’m Gay.

  • “it’s absolute bedlam” in Philly’s Old City because of Real World gawkers.

  • American Idol 4 casting begins in Aug.

  • Fantasia is the third American Idol.

  • After the Final Rose marketed with hype; alien baby remarks edited out.

  • Dr. Fad looking for The Next Trump; NBC looking for big losers, others.

  • American Idol 3 concludes tonight.

  • NBC chief says pulling The Restaurant was a mistake; series will reair on Bravo.

  • Mark Burnett says reality TV works because of its “unpredictable nature.”

  • Jen Schefft keeps her ring; Bob Guiney gets engaged; ABC gets two-timed.

  • Joe Millionaire, Temptation Island, and other FOX shows are heading overseas.

  • James gets role in off-Broadway play.

  • vote for Fantasia or Diana now.

  • American Idol 3 finale starts tonight; Jasmine Trias offered a record contract.

  • Bachelor reunion attendee says Tara and Trish fight, photographs Tara leaving.

  • Clay touches a woman’s breasts; will sing a song on the new Aladdin DVD.

  • Restaurant will air next two Saturdays.

  • Bill and Amy hook up; Sam shopping a book that includes hand-washing advice.

  • Boy Meets Boy on DVD today.

  • CBS might hold The Amazing Race 5 until fall, pushing back Amazing Race 6.

  • Fab Five will make over gay guy.

  • Swan concludes tonight with pageant.