Jen down to John Paul and Jerry; Ryan and his parents have issues with her.

Jen down to John Paul and Jerry; Ryan and his parents have issues with her.
Jen Shefft is just down to two men on The Bachelorette 2, one of whom she’ll inevitably profess her love for and then split with later, if the pattern holds. The two lucky guys are John Paul and Jerry. Before Jen makes her decision, this rapid-fire season will be stretched out a bit when, on Monday, “Jen’s rejected suitors gather to give the inside scoop … [and] former Bachelor Andrew Firestone makes a special guest appearance.” Ryan was the latest to go, and that’s good, considering both he and his parents are pissed at Jen. The issue is the episode where Jen visited their house and then expressed her annoyance at his parents’ apparent nonstop talk about Thailand. (“Let’s see, there’s Thailand, and Thailand, and, oh, Thailand,” Jen said in an interview.) While both Ryan and his mother Barbara Sheaffer say that the focus on their trip was, of course, all in the editing, and while Barbara told the Mail Tribune that they “actually had a good visit. She actually was pretty easy to get along with,” they’re annoyed with Jen’s reaction. “You don’t go on TV and diss somebody like that,” Barbara said. “Jen could have showed a little more class, especially with a national TV audience,” Ryan said.

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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