Amanda left Alex after he and Trista continued to stay in contact.

Amanda left Alex after he and Trista continued to stay in contact.
After selecting Amanda over Trista on the first Bachelor, Trista says that Alex Michel “told me that he thought he had made a mistake.” Thus, he and the now-star of The Bachelorette stayed in contact in secret, until Trista finally stopped communicating with him. But that wasn’t until after Amanda Marsh found out and left Alex, according to the New York Post’s account of an upcoming TV Guide story.
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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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