Bachelor in Paradise

Nick Viall as The Bachelor

Am I the only one who feels like the announcement that Nick Viall will be the next The Bachelor is getting more attention than any other Bachelor-related news in a while? It became official last week and people are still talking about it. Chris Harrison continues to insist that Nick is the best choice. However, The Bachelorette cast-offs Chad Johnson and Robby Hayes aren’t feeling it.

They sound a little bitter to me. After all, the trend for this franchise has been to pick the star for the next season from last season’s pool of contestants, which includes both Chad and Robby. Not to mention that Luke Pell has been doing a press tour of complaints after he was rudely shafted from the role at the last minute. With so many differing opinions about Nick, I have a feeling that a lot of people will be watching The Bachelor next season.


The Bachelor Nick Viall

After two seasons of rejection on Bachelorette and a season on Bachelor in Paradise, Nick Viall is done being the runner up. 

Now, Nick will be the star of the next season of The Bachelor. Nick went from being a villain on his two seasons of The Bachelorette, to the likable voice of reason on Bachelor in Paradise.

Nick has been through it all with the Bachelor Nation fans and now he’s about to join the one show in the Bachelor franchise he hasn’t been a part of. Finally.


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Another seemingly happy couple thrown in to shock fans and add an ounce of normalcy to this ridiculous (yet oh, so addictive) reality series? Check. Bachelor Nation is aghast, I’m sure! One more fame hungry couple (or three!) that is trying to stay relevant by hitching its wagon to another show? Yes, please. Thanks for introducing us, Real Housewives of New Jersey (and Mob Wives)! A secret, and likely salacious duo (or trio…) tossed in for that added bonus of crazy? Why, of course!

You know at this point, I have to be referring to the upcoming season of Marriage Boot Camp, right? The Bachelor in Paradise newlyweds (and my all-time favorite reality couple), Jade Roper and Tanner Tolbert are on-hand to represent Chris Harrison’s camp, and they are joined by some familiar names that could definitely use the help!


Jade Roper Tanner Tolbert Get Engaged On Bachelor in Paradise

All of the drama, tears and fights are over, as another season of Bachelor in Paradise came to a close last night, but it didn’t happen without some good ole loving. Going into the finale, there were actually a few couples that everyone thought would leave together, and quite honestly, a few of them shocked us. But not so shocking was Jade Roper and Tanner Tolbert, who seemed to have the love story of the summer, and are now engaged.

After watching her close friend Carly get her heart broken when Kirk blindsided her and dumped her, Jade worried about whether or not she and Tanner would end up the same way. Luckily for Jade though, Tanner had no question in his mind of whether or not his feelings were real, as he mustered up the courage to tell Jade how much he loved her and was in love with her. Awe… 


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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!


Chris Harrison bashes UnREAL

Bitter, thy name is Chris Harrison.

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.


Bachelor in Paradise cast

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 Bachelor and 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.”


Bachelor in Paradise cast

ABC has announced the cast of Bachelor in Paradise – well, there are some familiar faces, though not as many old school Bachelor Pad fame whores as I was expecting, and some not-so-familiar faces. I honestly had to look up two of the "biggest stars" because I couldn't remember who they are. 

Per the press release: "Some of Bachelor's biggest stars and villains are back. They all left the Bachelor or the Bachelorette with broken hearts, but now they know what it really takes to find love, and on Bachelor in Paradise they'll get a second chance to find their soul mates."


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