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In this technologically advanced age, could you handle being trapped behind a 20-foot wall without contact to the outside world? Well, eight families in a Kennesaw, Ga., neighborhood are attempting to do that in CBS' new reality series There Goes the Neighborhood (Sundays, 9/8c), which pits the clans against each other in a variety of challenges for a $250,000 prize. "It gets really dramatic because a quarter of a million dollars in Kennesaw is probably like $1.5 million in New York," host and American Idol alum Matt Rogers tells TVGuide.com. "So some of them take it personally, but that's what makes it great." Find out what's in store on this closed-off block party and get Rogers' thoughts on Paula Abdul's Idol exit.
During last week's country-themed episode of American Idol, jolly giant Matt Rogers put his heart on the line, crooning the Lonestar ballad "Amazed." A day later, viewers gave him the cowboy boot right off the show. "Amazing!" you say? We agree. So TV Guide Online rang up the former University of Washington Huskies lineman to get his reaction to being sacked.
TV Guide Online: A man's man like yourself warbling a love song seemed like a surefire way to win over the female audience, yet here we are, doing your exit interview. Do you feel betrayed by the women of America?Matt Rogers: I feel like the women of America turned their back on me. I'm very disappointed. And the funny thing is, it seems like I have more fans now than I did when I was on the show. Where were you guys a week ago? Jeez!
TVGO: It's always seemed cruel and unusual to me that the show makes the newly eliminated contestant sing the song that got them eliminated bef
American Idol fans know Matt Rogers as the big dude who crooned "What You Won't Do for Love" very loudly. America voted him into the finals, but he didn't win much favor from the unimpressed judges. Here, the cheery 25-year-old mortgage banker from L.A. tells TV Guide Online whassup with his singing shortcomings — and his ugly words against Simon!
TV Guide Online: Did you expect to make it as a finalist?Rogers: Yeah, I was pleasantly surprised, as you saw on my face. I thought Lisa [Leuschner] did a good job, and I knew it was gonna be close. You can't imagine them calling your name, but at the same time, you can't imagine being voted off.
TVGO: America voted for you, but the judges weren't so nice.Rogers: It's definitely discouraging. You know that nine times out of 10, if