Randy Jackson signs for three more years

Randy Jackson has signed with FOX for three more years of American Idol, thus assuring that the dysfunctional family will remain intact, as long as one of them doesn’t enter rehab.

Variety calls Randy’s deal a “[m]ultimillion-dollar pact,” but doesn’t specify beyond that. Paula Abdul signed a contract for three more years this March.

But Simon Cowell is signed with the show for five more years, meaning the show could conceivably go on without Paula and Randy.

‘Idol’ judge reups for more [Variety]

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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