Bachelor 5 will have series’ first twist.

Bachelor 5 will have series’ first twist.
Apparently not confident in quarterback Jesse Palmer’s charisma to keep the fifth season of The Bachelor afloat, producers are borrowing a page from other dating show’s playbook and adding, for the first time, a twist. That twist, according to Extra, is as follows (highlight to read): “One of the 25 Bachelorettes is actually Palmer’s best friend–and she will act as a mole, tipping Palmer as to what the girls are really like when he’s not around.” The series premieres next Wednesday at 9 p.m. ET.

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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