Idol Kelly’s water bottle, DNA on eBay.

Idol Kelly’s water bottle, DNA on eBay.
If you thought Clay Aiken fans were obsessive or weird, check this out: someone was actually auctioning off Kelly Clarkson’s DNA. The American Idol winner apparently abandoned a water bottle at a concert, and after the show, a fan asked a roadie for it. And then the fan put it up for auction on eBay: “I am auctioning off (1) 16.9 fluid ounce bottle of Dasani bottled water that Kelly Clarkson drank out of during her concert on April 2… Do you want to own some Kelly Clarkson DNA, then this is your chance.” eBay apparently cancelled the first auction, and the new eBay auction listing omits references to her DNA. There are presently no bids, and the starting bid is $19.99; the auction ends tonight.

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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