Simon says American Idol 4 is Bo Bice’s “to lose”; judges dismiss airtime complaints.

Simon says American Idol 4 is Bo Bice’s “to lose”; judges dismiss airtime complaints.
On Monday’s episode of American Idol 4, the judges told the contestants to stop their whining about both lack of airtime and song choice. Simon Cowell, according to Craig Berman’s wrap-up of the episode, said the former is “a ridiculous excuse. The audience isn’t stupid at home. They vote for people who they think can sing.” And Randy addressed the later, noting that “you didn’t hear Kelly, Ruben, Clay or Fantasia complain about their song choices.” After they were done parenting, Simon said that Bo Bice is the frontrunner. “I think it’s your competition to lose,” Simon told Bo.

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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