Meredith picks Ian, who proposes.

Meredith picks Ian, who proposes.
The second Bachelorette concluded with the “most amazing finale ever,” which included both a love connection and a proposal–and a broken heart. Small chandeliers dangling from her ears, Meredith professed her love for Ian, and then they had the most abbreviated proposal in the history of the universe. Ian got down on his knee, nuzzled her stomach, and expressed his shock that he was proposing. Then they spoke from the bottoms of their souls: “Will you?” “Yes!” “You will?” “Yes.” Before that poetic moment, though, she had to dump Matthew’s ass back into the limo. On the ride to talk to her, Matthew said, “I’m in love with Meredith.” On the ride after being dumped, he said, “This is insane. This is crazy. … The saddest thing about all this is that my heart is with someone that doesn’t want me. … Am I a fool to do what I’ve done?” To paraphrase Meredith and Ian, “Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes.”

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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