SYTYCD’s Lauren hospitalized for dehydration; Nigel Lythgoe already thinks he’s on Idol

After an episode in which all the remaining finalists actually danced, the Nigel Lythgoe-declared So You Think You Can Dance front-runner Lauren Froderman was hospitalized for dehydration after the show last night. At the end of the show, Cat said she was being seen by medics.

Later, previously eliminated injured contestant Alex Wong, who was in the audience, wrote on Twitter that “I think Lauren will be fine to compete next week. She was dehydrated and very dizzy. She went to the hospital for some tests.” Nigel Lythgoe just wrote on Twitter this morning, “Sorry I can’t tell you what the problem was with Lauren until I speak with her and her Doctor later today. I just don’t know at this point.”

Meanwhile, while judging Lauren, Nigel Lythgoe referred to his show as American Idol, which is understandable considering the news, although considering he was judging when he said it, I hope he’s not thinking of replacing the judges with himself.

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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