Wylde says his audition was serious.

Wylde says his audition was serious.
D-list comic and celebrity Chris Wylde tells Entertainment Weekly that his American Idol 4 audition, which aired last Wednesday, was completely serious. The magazine reports that “he really is a part-time nanny to two girls,” and says “he auditioned under his real name, Noll, informing producers of his few professional credits as Noll…though he did not mention his more extensive resume as Wylde. He says no one at Idol recognized him.” He also says that his rap was partially improvised (“Freestyle rap is what I do”), as was his swearing at the camera. Since Access Hollywood, Entertainment Weekly, and other media has picked up on the story, he is, of course, thrilled. “I could not be happier with the way it worked out.”

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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