Seacrest screws up phone number.

Seacrest screws up phone number.
There’s been yet another American Idol 4 phone number anomaly. As background, this is the third screw-up, the second of which that’s been reported by Reality TV Magazine blog. (The site is really hammering these Idol phone number errors; clearly, though, scandals bounce off the show like eggs being flung at a Tempur-Pedic mattress, as last time, no one really cared.) Anyway, the site reports that “Ryan Seacrest initially announced the phone numbers for Vonzell as 1-866-IDOLS-01 and 05. The correct numbers for Vonzell are actually 1-866-IDOLS-01 and 1-866-IDOLS-04. … Ryan then got the numbers right when he next spelled them out as 1-866-43657-01 and 1-866-43657-04.” After the break, he said, “I want to make sure I have these numbers correct for you,” and then said them again, without error.

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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