Judges: “be prepared for plenty more contestants like William Hung” on American Idol 5

The AP has some distressing news about American Idol 5. First, though, at a media appearance to promote the show, Paula Abdul declined to talk about Corey Clark, saying instead, “I’m sitting right here happy doing what I’m doing.” Later, she added, “when you have a show this successful it’s crazy we haven’t had any more discrepancies.” With that, FOX’s lawyers probably all went into cardiac arrest.

But the real news is that, when American Idol 5 debuts in the spring, we can expect to see more delusional assmonkeys than ever before. According to the AP, “the judges said viewers of the upcoming season should be prepared for plenty more contestants like William Hung.”

I’d better make an appointment now for a transorbital lobotomy to dull the pain.

Paula Abdul dodges questions about review [AP]

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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