Ruben Studdard was released from the hospital; college student looks just like Clay.

Ruben Studdard was released from the hospital; college student looks just like Clay.
Ruben Studdard left a hospital just in time to stuff his face with Thanksgiving food. The American Idol 2 winner’s uncle told Access Hollywood that Ruben was “glad to eat,” and but is still “trying to recupterate [sic] and is looking forward to going back to work.” Meanwhile, University of Utah student Dave Dunn has to live with a curse: He looks exactly like Clay Aiken. This means that when he goes into public, groups of shrieking Clay fans run to him, latch on to his neck, and gnaw on him. Well, sort of. The Salt Lake Tribune reports that he’s frequently approached because of his uncanny similarity to the singer, which he shamelessly exploits. He went to Clay’s concert where “concertgoers lined up by the dozens to have their picture taken with him.” He jokes, “I have my pick among the 14-year-old girls.”

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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