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'Bachelor' fans 14.5x more likely to be interested in divorce

Fans of The Bachelor have more in common than a love of watching attractive people do ridiculous things all in the name of “love.” In fact, those who enjoy watching people date on television are more prone to read about divorce, according to a new study. So, perhaps all of those failed relationships have taken a toll on the viewers after all.

By analyzing online behavior of Bachelor fans, Exponential Interactive has determined that fans of the show are 14.5x more likely to be interested in divorce. Exponential’s Director of Insights Bryan Melmed explains, “When we say they are ‘14.5x more likely to be interested in divorce’, it means that our Bachelor fan is 14.5x more interested in divorce-related topics than the average Internet user across our network.”

By comparing Bachelor fans to average Internet users, Exponential also determined a number of other characteristics for fans of the long-running reality show, including that they are:

9.8x more likely to be interested in romance movies
3.8x more likely to be interested in online dating communities
16.6x more likely to be researching wedding rings
11.4x more interested in seeking an attorney
21.0x more likely to enjoy jet skiing than the average Internet user
14.4x more likely to be knowledgeable about the Olympics
10.5x more likely to purchase sports drinks
9.3x more likely to be avid skiers
8.9x more likely to read about the Super Bowl
7.6x more likely to be into lacrosse
7.8x more likely to surf
7.3x more likely to go sailing
11.8x more likely than the average Internet user to actively stay informed through the news
10.0x more likely to enjoy comedy
9.52x more likely to enjoy musicals

As a rose lover myself, I’d also like to add that we’re approximately 10x more likely to enjoy a good hot tub hangout, and at least 5x more likely to appreciate a fine wine.

So what do you say, fellow Bachelor fans? Shall we purchase a couple of sports drinks, hit the surf, and then end our day with a musical and a call to our attorney?

'Survivor: Cagayan': Who was voted out?

When it rains, it pours. And it poured on tonight’s episode of Survivor Cagayan. But would the gloomy skies ever open up for the Brains tribe, which has already sent two members home? My full recap will be up at midnight [UPDATE: Dalton's recap is now live!], but if you’d like to sound off on what happened and who went home, then read on for more. [SPOILER ALERT: Read on only if you already watched tonight’s episode of Survivor: Cagayan.] READ FULL STORY

Chris Harrison blogs 'The Bachelor': 'Women Tell All'

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This has easily been one of the most intriguing seasons we’ve ever had on this show. Because of this, I’ve really been looking forward to the “Women Tell All” and “After the Final Rose” specials. Most of the time we roll into these specials and deal with a few issues, but it doesn’t often revolve around our actual Bachelor like it did this year. The ladies really didn’t have any major issues with each other this season. It wasn’t about that this time. It was really all about Juan Pablo.

The show started off with a sit-down with Catherine and Sean in their first interview since the wedding. It’s always good to see them, but to see them so happy and madly in love was just out of this world. They absolutely crack me up with how carefree and comfortable they are with everything. It makes my job much easier as I just get to sit back and have fun talking with two friends. When I sit with them, it never feels like an interview but more like a chance to catch up with a beautiful couple. I’m really happy for them and excited for what the future holds. After that, we went to a fun little bit we did with the Muppets to promote their new movie. We have done a few of these with different actors and movies, but it was amazing the amount of people who showed up to the shoot with the Muppets. It was a fun day with all the families and kids showing up to meet Kermit and Miss Piggy. My acting skills can clearly use some work, but it was an absolute blast to shoot a scene alongside these iconic characters.

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'The Bachelor: The Women Tell All': 'He didn't say Camila whenever he was in the ocean'

No he did not, Kelly. And that statement is why we have missed you around these parts. Well, that statement and your adorably random canine companion, Molly, who seems to be the best-behaved pup ever on television (though maybe not in the blooper reel).

Moving along, this year’s Women Tell All was a pretty decent mix of “sour grapes” — looking at you, Victoria — and the women who genuinely felt like they got to know Juan Pabs and therefore should defend him. Add in just a dash of lingering sexual tension between Sharleen and the man she left behind, and you can imagine what went down. And let’s not forget Kelly calling Juan Pablo out for his gay comments. Let’s just say, Sharleen put that fire out like it was her first kiss with Juan Pablo. So what did you think? Share your thoughts on the episode, and stay tuned later tonight for my full Bachelor: The Women Tell All recap, as well as Chris Harrison’s take on things.

'American Idol' 2014 results: Top 13 elimination is...

Would the judges use their one save of the season on the first least-popular singer of the Top 13?

Find out tonight’s results — following guest performances by season 12 American Idol winner Candice Glover and Keith Urban’s fave “rawwwwr, authentic” British teen Jake Bugg — after the jump. (Read my full recap here.) READ FULL STORY

Jon Gosselin drops f-bomb when discussing ex-wife Kate, says she can 'die' for all he cares -- VIDEO

If 2007 was the year of Jon & Kate Plus 8, 2014 is the year of Jon & Kate Plus Hate. See what I did there?

In this clip from the next episode of Couples Therapy, Jon Gosselin vents about his relationship with his ex-wife Kate. At first, he speaks rationally about it “hurts” that she’s suing him. But after a heated phone call with the mother of his children, Jon quickly loses his cool.

After having gone two weeks without speaking to his kids, Jon says Kate can go ahead and “f—in die.” He wraps things up with one final thought about his ex: “What a sh–ty human being.” Yikes; here’s hoping Kate’s (and the kids’) cable package doesn’t include Vh1.

Want the complete rant below:

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'Survivor: Cagayan' premiere: What the hell just happened?!?

It was a night of big decisions, big challenges, big contestants (in the form of former NBA All-Star Cliff Robinson) and big screw-ups as Survivor kicked off its 28th season in grand style. My full recap will be up at 1am, [UPDATE: Dalton's full Survivor recap is now live!]  but if you have already watched and want to read on and sound off on what happened and who was eliminated, then continue on here by all means. [SPOILER ALERT: Read on only if you have already watched Wednesday’s Survivor: Cagayan premiere.] READ FULL STORY

Chris Harrison blogs 'The Bachelor': Hometown visits and Andi's 'fantasy suite turned into a nightmare'

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I hope you are okay after two straight nights of Bachelor-palooza. Monday night was our regularly scheduled show with hometown dates, and Tuesday the final three took off for exotic overnight dates that quickly turned into the much-discussed “nightmare” date for Andi. We’ll obviously go in depth on that in a bit — but first, it was time to meet the families.

We started off the week in Kansas City with Nikki’s family. This was easily the easiest and smoothest stop of all four hometowns. They had a great time during the day and the barbecue at Oklahoma Joe’s was top notch, as always. Nikki’s family quickly embraced Juan Pablo and gave both of them their blessing to do whatever seems right at the end of the show. Really the only thing worth noting here is Nikki still hasn’t told Juan Pablo she loves him. READ FULL STORY

'The Bachelor' overnight dates: 'I want to die if I have to hear 'It's okay' again!'

Cheer up, little “lady.” We all want to die sometimes. (For me it’s when I’m trying to get into a crowded F train and everyone’s pretending the car is full even though there’s clearly room in the middle but no one will step the eff in!!! Okay, rant over.) Anyhow, tonight’s Fantasy Suite extravaganza featured everything you expected — handwritten cards from a PA Chris Harrison inviting Nikki, Andi, and Clare to “forgo your individual rooms”; hot tub make-out sessions; and lots and lots of candles. But there was one surprise this evening: On Andi’s overnight date Juan Pablo did something so heinous, so reprehensible, so, so… selfish that she was forced to confront him before the rose ceremony. Stay tuned for my full recap later tonight (UPDATE: Click over for Kristen’s full Bachelor overnight dates recap and Chris Harrison’s behind-the-scenes blog), but if you’ve seen the episode let me know your thoughts about the “shocking” “turn” of “events.”

'The Bachelor' hometown dates: 'I saw the sense of disapproval on my dad's face within the first five minutes'

Hometown dates can be rough, right rose lovers? I will say that the dad referenced above was my absolute favorite of the night. (Anytime a parent recognizes and addresses on camera the absurdity of the situation his/her child is in, I want that parent to win a medal and possibly a cash prize.) My full recap will be up later tonight, but in the meantime let me know what you thought of tonight’s four hometown visits. Who’s scarier — Clare’s sister or Ashley’s sister? How is it possible that Nikki’s parents are so nice, when she is so… not nice? How much did your heart break watching Renee’s reunion with her little boy Ben? Post your thoughts now! One programming note: Chris Harrison will be weighing in on both the hometown dates and exotic dates in one epic blog post tomorrow… so stay tuned for a massive hit of awesomeness.

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