Hasselhoff may quit America’s Got Talent before season two because he was “conned … into it”

America’s Got Talent judge David Hasselhoff, who is now going by “The Hoff,” says he might quit the show before its second season.

Asked by Newsweek if he’ll return, he said, “I don’t know. This is not my cup of tea.” He doesn’t elaborate about why being on a cheesy show is somehow not his thing; perhaps if it added some slow-motion beach running sequences, he’d be happier.

Hasselhoff does admit that he did the show for the money. “I signed on for one season, and Simon Cowell conned me into it: ‘Here’s a lot of money, and it’s like ‘The Gong Show’.’ I’m trying to get on a sitcom or maybe even my own show, ‘Travels With the Hoff.'”

Q&A: David Hasselhoff [Newsweek]

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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