Enquirer says another American Idol 4 finalist threatened to out Mario.

Enquirer says another American Idol 4 finalist threatened to out Mario.
In what hopefully is the last word on Mario Vazquez, The National Enquirer reports that “it’s an open secret that Mario is gay.” Well, duh. But here’s the new info: an alleged friend of his tells The Enquirer he quit “because a rival contestant threatened to go public with details about a relationship Mario desperately wanted to keep private.” The big question is, which American Idol 4 finalist is bitchy enough to make such a threat? And why would this really matter to Mario? Because it mattered to him, his alleged boyfriend–who told The Enquirer simply “I’m sorry, no comment”–is reported to be upset. The friend says, “Mario’s former boyfriend is devastated that Mario is denying there is anyone special in his life. This could be the last straw for their relationship.” And the alleged boyfriend apparently told yet another anonymous person, “I’ve had enough of Puerto Rican men–and of one in particular.”

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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