Men will perform tonight because of Crystal Bowersox’s illness

The remaining male American Idol 9 semi-finalists will perform tonight instead of tomorrow night because one of the women is sick.

Fox announced that “Due to medical issues which would prevent Crystal Bowersox from performing tonight, the 10 male semifinalists will perform this evening, and the 10 female semifinalists will perform tomorrow night.” There were no further details, and no one seems to know what’s wrong with her or why it’ll be better tomorrow night, or why this merits a change when previous illnesses have not.

With lackluster performances last week, it should be interesting to see how this last-minute change affects the men, and how an extra day affects the women.

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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