Idol producers sue Peruvian show.

Idol producers sue Peruvian show.
Ironically, the producers of a FOX show are suing another show for copyright infringement, for essentially stealing their ideas. Of course, that’s never ever happened on FOX before. FremantleMedia, the company that produces American Idol, is suing Panamericana, a network that has produced a Peruvian, Spanish-language knock-off of Idol called Superstar. “‘American Idol’ producers alleged that ‘Superstar’ infringes on their copyright. The lawsuit lists the similarities between the two shows, including having two supportive judges and a caustic one,” the AP reports. “They want Panamericana Television SA to be barred from showing ‘Superstar’ in the United States.”

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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