Neil Patrick Harris guest judged American Idol Tuesday

Neil Patrick Harris has appeared on Big Brother, visiting and snarking about the houseguests, and recently appeared on Top Chef Masters.

Now, the Emmy host is going to be on American Idol, guest judging the second day of auditions in Dallas yesterday, according to Access Hollywood. Joe Jonas guest judged on Monday.

In case you think the show has run out of credible musicians to fill Paula Abdul’s drool-filled chair, and the presence of a Jonas Brother followed by a sit-com actor might make that a reasonable assumption, Neil Patrick Harris starred recently in Joss Whedon’s Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, a musical in which he sings, never mind all of his Broadway and other musical theater experience, such as Cabaret.

Neil Patrick Harris sits in with ‘Idol’ judges [Access Hollywood]

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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