Madonna says American Idol is “bad.”

Madonna says American Idol is “bad.”
As if anyone really cared, Madonna has weighed in on American Idol–right before the fourth season begins. Way to keep up with the times there. Anyway, Madonna explained in detail to ABC Radio Networks what she thinks about the series and its UK predecessor: “I think it’s bad.” Just in case that wasn’t clear, she adds, “I don’t like them.” Surprisingly, she actually managed to say more than four words and analyze her reaction: “I think people are obsessed with other people’s failures or heartaches and I think it gives people a certain kind of a thrill to watch them [contestants on 'Idol'] go down.”

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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Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.