Simon Cowell admits American Idol can be “mind-numbingly boring”

One of American Idol 7‘s judges is–or at least, has been–as bored as some viewers are. Simon Cowell says that he just can’t hide his boredom, although he’s not bored now.

“It’s a reality show. If you’re bored, you’re bored. If you’re not, you’re not. I can’t help it if I’m bored. Sometimes it’s mind-numbingly boring, and it shows on my face,” Simon told The New York Post.

The worst part is early in the season. “It’s a long run during auditions. That’s the time that you’re most miserable,” he said. But he’s not as bored now because the finalist are “trying harder.”

What, Simon Bored? [New York Post]

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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