Meredith is the next Bachelorette.

Meredith is the next Bachelorette.
She was rejected by Bob Guiney, and now she’ll get a chance to reject people herself: Meredith Phillips will star in The Bachelorette 2, which debuts Jan. 14. Although she ditched her grandmother’s funeral to go on a date with Bob, and although she made it to the final four, Bob gave her the boot. ABC says that “Meredith, 30, a make-up artist originally from Portland, Oregon, who currently resides in Los Angeles, hopes to meet a man who shares her desire for a serious, long-term relationship, and even possibly marriage.” And possibly even a check from ABC.

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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