Mikalah voted out of American Idol 4.

Mikalah voted out of American Idol 4.
Mikalah Gordon, one of the three contestants who was affected by the wrong phone number problem, was eliminated from American Idol 4 during Thursday’s special elimination episode. She doesn’t have much reason to blame the screw-up, though, as the other two lowest vote-getters–Anthony Fedorov and Nadia Turner–were not affected by the error Tuesday (only Mikalah, Anwar Robinson, and Jessica Sierra were). Starting next week, the Tuesday episodes will no longer be pre-taped on Mondays, which The New York Daily News reports was done “[t]o ensure that live shows with the most contestants don’t run overtime and deny a contestant the chance to perform.” Producers also used the time to airbrush Ryan Seacrest’s face and edit out accidentally shot footage of Paula’s seizure-inducing clapping.

Frankie leads Big Brother's parade of delusion

Frankie on Big Brother

Heading into the finale, the delusion continues, with a re-appearance by evicted Frankie.

Related: The unwatchable cast of Fox's Utopia keeps yelling and screaming.


Shark Tank is getting a spin-off

Shark Tank

Companies that get deals on the show will be followed for this new spin-off.

Also: Before the show began, Shark Barbara Corcoran was cast and then replaced--but then she sent this amazing e-mail and won the job.

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