The Bachelor 10 currently in production in Los Angeles

The next season of ABC’s The Bachelor is currently in production in Los Angeles, The New York Daily News’ Ben Widdicombe reports.

His “spy” says, “They’re filming the next season of ‘The Bachelor’ at the pool here. All the contestants were running around doing some kind of a triathlon.” The location is the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel, and the bachelor Andy Baldwin is a triathlete and in the Navy, hence, apparently, the triathlon competition.

The spy also claims that Baldwin “was standing there filming a segment where he was swimming. When he was all done, and the cameras were off, he pulled a sock out of his swimsuit.” But why would he do that in public, even if the cameras were off? Would he want the women and/or the crew to know that he was augmenting his assets?

Put a sock in it! [New York Daily News]

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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