It’s the franchise that never ends. When it first began a few hundred eligible, looking-for-love folks and thirteen years ago, viewers doubted the process. How can a guy (or gal) find their soulmate from a pool of twenty gorgeous hopefuls after only six weeks of fairy tale style, jet-setting dates? Now, we know the process is full of holes, but we take it for what it is. Mind numbing gold. The Bachelor and Bachelorette have morphed into a search for the next shiny couple who will find love, get engaged, fulfill their contractual obligations with ABC, quietly break-up (let’s face it, the track record for marriages is less than stellar) and then ditch their boring day jobs to pursue a life in the spotlight…usually on Dancing with the Stars. Throw in the sweet, yet rejected, fan favorite (to star in the next season, of course!), and a few certifiable creepers, and we’re still watching–guiltily loving every fabricated second. Plus, there’s Chris Harrison. What more could you want?
On the heels of Kailtyn Bristow’s turn as the Bachelorette and a rowdy run of castoffs returning to compete on Bachelor in Paradise, ABC has announced the lucky gent who will have women falling over themselves for that rose come January 2016. Congratulations, Ben Higgins!
When asked about Lifetime’s critically acclaimed scripted show UnREAL, which takes viewers behind the scenes of a The Bachelor-like reality show, Chris did not hold back. According to him, ABSOLUTELY NOBODY is watching UnREAL because it is DISRESPECTFUL and TERRIBLE.
America’s worst boyfriend? Maybe, but now he’ll possibly be America’s worst cook too! Ex-Bachelor contestant Chris Soules is not hiding from the limelight after his split from fiance’ Whitney Bischoff. Chris, along with other reality has-beens stars like Jenni “JWOWW” Farley and Kendra Wilkinson will be appearing on the Food Network’s Worst Cooks in America: Celebrity Edition, according to Entertainment Weekly.
The show, hosted by Food Network celebrity chefs Anne Burrell and Rachael Ray, gathers a group of “kitchen-challenged celebrities” and subjects them to a culinary boot-camp of sorts. Production, which is already underway, reveals that Dean Cain, Ellen Cleghorne, Jaleel White, and Barry Williams will also be joining as willing victims, er, cast members. A grand prize of $50,000 for charity will go to the celebrity who outlasts and out-cooks the others.
It’s official. Bachelor couple Juan Pablo Galavis and Nikki Ferrell have called it quits. I know you’re shocked. I feel it as well. Do you need a minute to collect your thoughts? I’ll wait.
In all seriousness… of course they broke up. One: the Bachelor sucks. Two: flippant Juan Pablo Galavis and insufferable Nikki Ferrel. Three: they turned to Dr. Jenn “FU” Berman for relationship advice. That’s three strikes.
Nikki ended the relationship because Juan Pablo “stopped putting any effort into the relationship” after their time on Couples Therapy. Meanwhile, Juan Pablo’s people were like, ess okay, because Juan was so over Nikki’s “childish antics” and “temper tantrums.”
The internet is abuzz with rumors that former BachelorJuan Pablo and his winning lady, Nikki Ferrell, might have finally called it quits. All the hubbub stems from two vague social media posts.
Former soccer star Juan Pablo Galavis posted to Twitter on October 26: “Sometimes you WIN, sometimes you LOSE… You will ALWAYS learn…” Fans took this to signal the end of Juan Pablo and Nikki’s relationship. One Tweeter even asked: “so is it true u and Nikki broke up?” No answer so far, however, from the Season 18 Bachelor.
Arie Luyendyk Jr, the runner-up on Emily Maynard’s season of the Bachelorette, has made it very clear that he wanted to be the next Bachelor. At the end of July, the 32-year-old race car driver tweeted, “No hiding it anymore!” Would love to share my journey with all of you, but it’s up to #bachelornation. Open, hopeful and more than ready.”
Well #bachelornation did not get the memo because Chris Soules is the new Bachelor and needless to say Arie is none-to-happy about it.
Two months ago, ABC announced the cast of Bachelor in Paradise. But… shocker! They didn’t give us the full scoop. At the time, I agreed with Reality Steve, who said there were definitely more cast members to be revealed.
There simply weren’t enough of the Bachelorand Bachelorette fame whores we’ve all come to appreciate. Or something. Well, ABC has since revealed the entire cast list, as well as details on how the new reality show will work.
Per ABC: “Bachelor in Paradise begins with 14 former cast members, eight women and six men, who travel to beautiful Tulum, Mexico hoping to turn a potential summer fling into the real thing. However, in true Bachelor fashion, there is always a surprise.”