American Idol 3 concludes tonight.

American Idol 3 concludes tonight.
Voting is over, and the consensus from the judges and the critics seems to be that American Idol 3 is Fantasia Barrino’s to lose. Still, Diana has fans: In Georgia, the governor, taking time away from actually governing, declared it Dial for Diana DeGarmo Day and asked Georgians to vote for her, the AP reports. Through a spokesperson, North Carolina’s governor encouraged people to “vote for the best talent–and that’s Fantasia.” The Calgary Sun runs down the performances from last night if you missed the show. The two-hour (good lord) finale begins at 8 p.m. ET.

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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