Leroy watched his Idol debut from jail.

Leroy watched his Idol debut from jail.
One of American Idol 4‘s most memorable disasters of an audition came from Leroy Wells, who E! Online describes as “the energetic, unintelligible rapper-singer-stomper who moved the Idol judges to boogie.” Unfortunately for Leroy, he had to watch his national debut from jail. He “was arrested Jan. 5 in Mobile for allegedly shooting a 39-year-old man in the hip following an argument, Mobile Police Corporal Marcus Young” told E!. He was released on bail Wednesday, but in jail on Tuesday, “he and other inmates caught the show on a jailhouse set.” Had he passed the audition stage, Leroy would not have been long for the show, as “he’s been busted at least eight times,” E! reports.

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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