Nashville Star runner-up releases album.

Nashville Star runner-up releases album.
John Arthur Martinez, the first season runner-up of Nashville Star, released an album, and says the show “change[d] his life,” according to Country Weekly Online. Lone Starry Night came out at the beginning of May. However, it hasn’t quite changed his financial situation yet: He says, “At this point, Yvonna [his wife] and I realize that until the income increases, we’re still not there yet. Maybe we’ll have some success with this single and the album, and maybe by this summer we can look into moving.” He is, however, still recognized, and recalls the time when he was “waiting for my wife outside the ladies’ room” and became “trapped” by hordes of autograph-seekers.

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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