As If Dating Weren't Sport Enough

Will it be the soulful rodeo cowboy on The Bachelorette or the scheming banker on Joe Millionaire? No doubt some new celebrities will emerge from among the unknown contestants who appeared on the two reality dating shows that debuted last week, both of which put a twist on the formula of last season's The Bachelor. On Joe Millionaire, 20 women convened at a chateau in France to compete for Evan Marriott, a tree trunk of a man who has inherited $50 million--or so the women were told. In truth, he's a construction worker earning $19,000 a year. On The Bachelorette, 25...

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