NBC will air talent show for former stars.

NBC will air talent show for former stars.
NBC is importing a series from the UK that gives washed-up singers a second chance. Three episodes of Hit Me Baby One More Time, which should have been the title of Britney’s UPN series, will begin airing June 2. According to Variety, “[e]ach self-contained hourlong episode of the skeinskein takes five former chart-topping artists and gives them a chance to get back into the spotlight by performing a cover version of a current pop hit, as well as one of their past successes.” Then, they compete in front of a live studio audience. Belinda Carlisle, Gloria Gaynor, and Haddaway have been among those to participate in the UK version.

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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