Joe Jonas, Mary J. Blige, Shania Twain, and maybe Kelly Clarkson are Idol guest judges

A few more guest judges have been added to the roster for American Idol 9‘s call-back auditions, joining previously confirmed guest judges Katy Perry and Victoria Beckham.

The latest confirmed guest judge is Joe Jonas, the middle Jonas Brother, who will appear in Dallas next Monday. Kelly Clarkson, the first American Idol winner, will also be on board at some point according to the L.A. Times, although an Entertainment Weekly source is skeptical about that.

Monday, Mary J. Blige guest judged the Atlanta auditions, and country singer Shania Twain is expected to appear at the Chicago auditions at the end of the month.

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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