Bachelor Host: “So Much More Drama” Coming Up

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Bachelor fans have already tuned in to plenty of scandal, but the show’s host promises that it’s only getting better.

“There is so much other stuff coming up that is a legitimate big deal,” Chris Harrison tells UsMagazine.com. “There is so much more drama that comes that has much more to do with Jake Pavelka’s emotions and the show itself.”

In fact, more excitement is only an episode away.

“Next week’s rose ceremony is crazy!” he hinted to Us at the Kari Feinstein Style Lounge in L.A. on Saturday.

He didn’t say, however, if it promises to be more scandalous than the previous Bachelor headlines with Bachelorette Michelle, who didn’t even make it to the rose ceremony this week, and Rozlyn Papa, who departed the show after it was revealed that she had an affair with one of the show’s producers. Instead, he calls the affair scandal “a little bump in the road.”

“We never intended it to be that big of a deal but I think she has done a good job of making it a big deal,” he says.

How does Harrison stack this season up compared to the 14 seasons of The Bachelor and five seasons of The Bachelorette?

“It’s the best ever! It’s the most dramatic ever,” he tells Us. “It’s been good.”

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Simon Cowell coordinates record for Haiti relief

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He might be better known as major-league grump on American Idol but Simon Cowell does have a heart — the music mogul is in the process of producing a charity to single to aid the victims of the 7.0 magnitude earthquake that struck Haiti. The ornery Brit plans to have the record out within 10 days.

“I don’t know who’s available, but I will get a record out within seven to 10 days,” Simon told the Associated Press, adding that the main goal is to aise as much money as possible in a short period of time.

The government may also dismiss a tax on the single so more money can be sent directly to the cause

The American Idol and The X-Factor judge said he was asked by Prime Minister Gordon Brown to facilitate the relief efforts.

Although performers for the record have not been chose, they may include British singers Susan Boyle, Leona Lewis and Cheryl Cole, Simon said.

George Clooney has helped organize a Haiti telethon in the U.S. to air this Friday.

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Jennifer Lyon’s cancer battle

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As a contestant on Survivor: Palau, blonde and beautiful nanny Jenn Lyon used her wit and engaging demeanor to survive for 37 of 39 days, finishing in fourth place. Although she didn’t win the big prize, she did secure a lifetime of friendships – a reward that would comfort her in the years following the May 2005 finale, as she waged a five–year battle with breast cancer.

That hard-fought struggle to survive ended Tuesday, when Lyon died at the age of 37.

“She is the model of grace, and has been so brave,” her fellow contestant, Ian Rosenberger, told PEOPLE earlier this month, at a Survivor 10 reunion. Said Lyon: “Survivor taught me there’s an end in sight. As hard as it is, it will be over, and you have to appreciate every day.”

Felt Something Abnormal
It all began in the summer of 2004, when she “felt something in my right breast that didn’t feel normal,” Lyon told People in October 2005. “I thought it was probably scar tissue related to my breast implants. It was right along the ridge of the implant, so I let it go, and I let it go for a long time.”

Asked why she delayed seeing a doctor, Lyon said, “I didn’t have insurance, which is a big part of it. And it really wasn’t changing much. But a year later, I felt another lump, and then I felt something under my armpit.”

By Aug. 9, 2005, Lyon was diagnosed with stage III breast cancer. Her older sister Kim, who was also a nanny, found her a surgeon, Dr. Kristi M. Pado, who performed a 5-hour modified radical bilateral mastectomy later that month. A few weeks after that, Lyon underwent breast reconstruction surgery. “It was a huge boost to my spirit,” she said.

Began Chemo
Lyon then went home to The Dalles, Ore., to face months of chemotherapy. “They are giving me the treatments that do cause hair loss and those kinds of things,” Lyon said, “but Survivor has helped me in every sense of the word. Coby [Archa, another contestant] is going to come up and shave my head for me, and he’s going to shave his, too!” (As Archa remembered, “With her family in her kitchen, I handed her the clippers and told her to shave mine first.”)

Lyon’s spirit was infectious, said Rosenberger: “Through the chemo, the surgery, medications, and the months of waiting, and then the hoping, and the letdowns, and then the real sickness and the pain, where others get depressed, self-piteous, and dark, where others may give up hope, Jenn sparkled.”

But Lyon’s treatment was far from over. “The younger you are when you are diagnosed with cancer, the more aggressive that cancer tends to be,” Dr. Pado told People in 2005, “and the longer life you have ahead of you, the more likely it is that a cancer can come back.”

For a year and a half after drug therapy following chemotherapy, Lyon seemed to be progressing. “I was basically clear,” Lyon told People in 2008, “but then my blood levels, my blood sugar markers, started going up, and they did some scans and found [cancer] in my bone, the backbone, which is a very common place for it to metastasize. It’s not all good news, unfortunately.”

Her Final Months
Yet as long as Lyon still had “some sort of notoriety,” she said, “I will use it to help other people” – and she did. Last month, “because the previous Christmas had been so rough,” Jeff Probst said, “she decided to open a Christmas tree lot so she could extend the holidays for as long as possible. Then in typical Jenn fashion, she made the decision to donate profits to the Susan Love Cancer Research Foundation.

“The tree lot was a major undertaking, yet there she was every day doing her part to try to raise money to make sure nobody else had to ever endure the same struggle.”

Ten days before her death, friends and family surrounded Lyon at the Survivor 10-year anniversary party in Los Angeles. “She looked absolutely stunning that night,” Probst said. “Certainly a lot of that is because Jenn was always a beautiful woman, but there was a spirit inside her that was palpable. It was clear to me that she knew this was a goodbye.”

It was a fitting tribute, said sister Kim: “Jenn would rather go to a Survivor party than anything else. No matter how bad she was feeling. She could always rally for that kind of a celebration.”

Observed Rosenberger, “People couldn’t help themselves but be drawn to her, and you always felt a little bit warmer inside when she was around. When she found out she was sick, that didn’t change. So many people are dying of cancer. Jenn showed everybody how to live because of it.”

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