Lionel says Nicole’s show is “painful”; wants Canadian Idol cast to “lose.”

Lionel says Nicole’s show is “painful”; wants Canadian Idol cast to “lose.”
Lionel Richie is going to perform on Canadian Idol 2 on Wednesday, as the remaining contestants perform songs by him. On that occasion, he has happy words for them: “I wish all of them could lose because then they don’t have to be famous now.” He tells the CP that they can delay their stardom: “They can be famous a little later with the experience. I think there’s more pressure on the winner because they have to be famous now.” Also, he has some pretty bitchy words about his daughter, The Simple Life star Nicole: “I’ve been living in Nicole’s reality ever since she was born.” He doesn’t like the show she stars on with Paris Hilton: “The entire show makes me cringe. It’s too much information for a parent. It’s just torture. It’s just painful. She’s turning me into my dad and I don’t appreciate that.”

The Quest ends its journey stronger than it began

Verlox from The Quest

A review of the finale of summer's best reality series, which wasn't always perfect but was thoroughly entertaining right down to the finish, which included phenomenal challenges and special effects. Will ABC give it a second season?

Plus: an interview with the actor who played Verlox and the ogre.


Shark Tank is getting a spin-off

Shark Tank

Companies that get deals on the show will be followed for this new spin-off.

Also: Before the show began, Shark Barbara Corcoran was cast and then replaced--but then she sent this amazing e-mail and won the job.

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