Jason Mesnick engaged, “completely in love”

After having his proposal rejected on The Bachelorette 4, Bachelor 13 star Jason Mesnick had his proposal accepted by one of the women on his new show.

“I’m engaged! I found exactly what I was hoping for, what I was looking for. I’m completely in love,” he told People. The single dad added, “I was not looking for a mom. I was looking for a partner for me and a mentor and a friend to Ty.”

“I just really believed this can happen to me. I cannot believe it’s this great!” he said, and his enthusiasm is almost enough to make you think that the show’s track record of mangled relationships might have an exception here, although really it’s just evidence that he has a really short memory about what happens when he thinks he’s fallen in love on TV.

The Bachelor’s Jason Mesnick: ‘I’m Engaged!’ [People]

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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