Bachelor 2 ring sells for $28,300.

Bachelor 2 ring sells for $28,300.
Though it had zero bids just hours before the auction closed, The Bachelor 2‘s 2.78-carat diamond engagement ring ended up selling for $28,300. 52 people bid on the ring, which had an assessed value of $29,000. Proving just how far her love for Aaron really goes, Helene said that selling the ring together like this was “a joint business venture” that they opted for, rather than heading to court. Lest you think they actually discussed this in person or on the phone, Helene tells the New York Post that they e.mailed about setting up the auction, so no actual contact was necessary.

The Quest ends its journey stronger than it began

Verlox from The Quest

A review of the finale of summer's best reality series, which wasn't always perfect but was thoroughly entertaining right down to the finish, which included phenomenal challenges and special effects. Will ABC give it a second season?

Plus: an interview with the actor who played Verlox and the ogre.


Shark Tank is getting a spin-off

Shark Tank

Companies that get deals on the show will be followed for this new spin-off.

Also: Before the show began, Shark Barbara Corcoran was cast and then replaced--but then she sent this amazing e-mail and won the job.

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