LeAnn Rimes steps down as Nashville Star host temporarily because of illness.

LeAnn Rimes steps down as Nashville Star host temporarily because of illness.
Nashville Star 3 has lost its host, at least temporarily. “LeAnn Rimes has a broken blood vessel in one of her vocal cords and has to temporarily step down as host,” USA Network announced. The condition “is the result of a severe case of viral bronchitis. Although there is no timetable for her return to the stage, her doctors expect a speedy recovery,” the release says. Tonight, Sara Evans will host. The show, which will finish its season in less time than it takes Ryan Seacrest to do his hair, is down to four contestants.

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.

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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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