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Editor: Christine A. Corcos
Louisiana State Univ.

Friday, July 29, 2005

Investigation Into Alleged Fraternization on "American Idol" Continues

Continuing with its investigation of an alleged affair between fomer "American Idol" contestant Corey Clark and current judge Paula Abdul, Fox TV has now hired an unnamed "independent counsel" to check into the situation. Fox Entertainment head Peter Liguori told a meeting of the Television Critics Association that the network takes allegations of improprieties "seriously." Read more here. Visit the American Idol website here (warning: may load with a lot of sound). Meanwhile, ABC faces a controversy of its own with its summer hit reality show, "Dancing with the Stars." The winner, Kelly Monaco, was the only celebrity contestant who is an ABC star. Many viewers thought she was the weaker of the two celebrity finalists, and conspiracy theorists have opined that the vote was fixed. See a story here.  See the Dancing with the Stars website here.

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