LeAnn Rimes hosting Nashville Star 3.

LeAnn Rimes hosting Nashville Star 3.
LeAnn Rimes will host USA’s Nashville Star 3 when it airs next year, replacing Nancy O’Dell. In a press release, a USA Network VP frames O’Dell’s firing in a Olympic way: “As we move forward into the third season of Nashville Star, Nancy O’Dell will pass the hosting torch to LeAnn, who will lend a unique artist’s perspective to the show. LeAnn embodies the vitality of country music. We couldn’t be more thrilled to have her on board.” LeAnn has already started to earn her paycheck, and tries to make nice with Nancy: “Nashville Star is great TV – it has drama, humor, sadness, fun and great music. I am really excited to host the show and of course, I have big shoes to fill with Nancy’s departure.”

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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