Trista and Ryan will be in the Rose Parade; Jen and Andrew are still friends.

Trista and Ryan will be in the Rose Parade; Jen and Andrew are still friends.
Because they never learned the word “overexposure” in school, or the phrase “we hate you,” The Bachelorette couple will appear on our TVs one again, this time as part of the Rose Parade. They’ll be on FTD’s float, which will feature “a record-breaking” 100,000 roses as part of its “love songs” theme. FTD’s press release says “[r]eality TV’s favorite newlywed couple Trista and Ryan are a tribute to the floral industry, having first accepted each other’s love through the exchange of simply one rose.” Barf. Meanwhile, after breaking up, The Bachelor 3‘s Andrew Firestone and Jen Schefft “can’t seem to stay away from each other,” according to an AP story. Andrew told InTouch “we are still very good friends” and says “We speak every day.” He says the break-up was “something that just built up.”

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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