America’s Got Talent renewed as injured man performs

NBC’s summer talent competition America’s Got Talent has unsurprisingly been renewed for a fourth season. The series “is the most-watched show of the summer and ranked third among programs in the adults 18 to 49 demographic,” according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Meanwhile, on Tuesday’s episode, opera singer Donald Braswell joined the top 40 thanks to viewer votes, filling a slot vacated by the Russian Bar Trio after one of its members was injured and the group had to drop out.

And the man who lost consciousness during rehearsals for the show earlier this week performed last night but will probably quickly be eliminated because his act, well, sucked. George the Giant became a human pinata and was beaten by children while chained and hanging upside-down.

NBC renews ‘America’s Got Talent’ [Hollywood Reporter]

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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