New York Giants’ quarterback Jesse Palmer will be the fifth Bachelor.

New York Giants’ quarterback Jesse Palmer will be the fifth Bachelor.
A fifth season of The Bachelor is coming to ABC in April, and it will star someone who has, surprisingly enough, not appeared on any of the previous seasons of the show. Instead, New York Giants quarterback Jesse Palmer, 25, will use the show to look for love. ABC confirmed a report on last night’s Extra that the Canadian was cast. The New York Post reports that he might not be a huge draw: he “started the final three games of the Giants’ miserable season, taking the place of injured Kerry Collins,” and the Giants’ lost all three of those games. Additionally, he “is soon to be a free agent, and his future with Big Blue – or any pro team – looks cloudy.”

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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