P Diddy rejects most candidates; casting begins as season three continues.

P Diddy rejects most candidates; casting begins as season three continues.
Fake out! We thought Making the Band 3 was coming to an end, but alas, P Diddy wasn’t happy with his options. So now, all but three contestants–Aubrey, Aundrea, and Malika–will go home, and open casting calls begin May 19 in New York. The second season of Making the Band 3 will kick off in the fourth quarter, Variety says; the paper also reports that “the show ranked No. 1 in its timeslot among viewers 12-34,” so it’s clear why they’re keeping it around.

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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