Emily Maynard‘s upcoming season of The Bachelorette is in full-swing. The beautiful, blonde sweetheart was spotted filming her dates all over her hometown of Charlotte, NC and spoilers are popping out everywhere about Emily’s guys. This week ABC headed to Toronto to start the first leg of the international dates and apparently things are going well for one of the most beloved Bachlorettes ever!
Despite Emily’s sweet demeanor, host Chris Harrison wants the world to know she’s not always Miss Nicey-Nice! “She’s a pistol,” Chris warnedKelly Ripa on Live with Kelly “She’s sweet until she’s not!” Emily is also, apparently, “Perfect on a stick!” Whatever that means. Well, thanks for the update Chris and here’s hoping Emily keeps any rogue bachelors in line!
Moving on, rumors are swirling thatThe Bachelor is finally ready to introduce some diversity into its dating pool. Finally. According to Entertainment Weekly, Portland-based sportscaster and philanthropist Lamar Hurd could be on his way to becoming the show’s first African-American Bachelor! Can I just say it again – it’s about freaking time!
The 28-year-old former Oregon State basketball player interviewed with ABC about potentially signing onto the show as The Bachelor. Lamar’s assistant initially convinced him to submit a video to Bachelor casting directors and he was surprised when it garnered the attention of producers.
Show creator Mike Fleiss admitted last year that the show badly needed to diversify. “We always want to cast for ethnic diversity, it’s just that for whatever reason, they don’t come forward. I wish they would,” he explained.
Lamar, who is also divorced, is excited about the possibility of joining the show and has started a Twitter (@1stBlkBachelor) campaign to keep fans updated. “Let’s say I wanted to go on it, and was willing to do it, they haven’t even had a black Bachelor,” he said of joining the show.
And Lamar’s philosophy on love is simple: “It doesn’t matter what we’re doing, it’s who I’m doing it with. So if it’s someone that I’m in love with then we’re going to have a good time.” A video of Lamar talking about the show and a photo are below!
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Just because the show’s over, doesn’t mean we’re off the hook for stories about The Bachelor. The tabloid-ready combination of Ben Flajnik and Courtney Robertson are still deemed interesting enough to produce news. Please don’t blame me if you’re sick of them! Blame their publicists.
First up is the rumor that Courtney might be pregnant. This isn’t new, there were reports floating around that she was pregnant about a month ago. An insider says, “Courtney has been hinting to people that work on the show that she’s pregnant!” They go on with some specific hints, “She’s been emotional and complaining of an upset stomach a lot. Whenever anyone offers her a drink she refuses, which isn’t like her at all!”
No alcohol and feeling sick sounds a bit pregnant to me. The source says Ben is also acting differently, and that his friends say he’s “freaking out about something.” They’re at least self-aware enough to know that they should not have a kid together, especially since they broke up just a few months ago. “Ben and Courtney have already had so many issues, they’re really not sure if they’re even going to stay together. It would really be a terrible time to be having a child.”
Even if a child is not in the cards, Ben and Courtney do seem to be giving their relationship a genuine shot. US Magazine reports Courtney was spotted moving in to Ben’s apartment in San Francisco, which he naturally shares with two roommates. Apparently, they do plan on getting their own place. A friend of the couple says, “They want to get settled in as soon as possible.”
Courtney’s even been walking Ben’s dog around the neighborhood and the couple was seen watching college football together a few weekends ago, looking “like an old married couple.” Courtney has since stated that she has yet to move in with Ben.
The duo also took a vacation to Puerto Vallarta last week to, maybe, do some skinny dipping and reignite their romance. Who is paying for this? ABC? Someone is awfully invested in keeping these two together, no? Anyway, in Puerto Vallarta onlookers reported to Life & Style that “When they kissed, it seemed forced.” and “For an engaged couple, they weren’t so lovey-dovey.” The onlooker added, “Ben seemed a bit distracted on the trip.”
An insider says this may be the last try the couple gets to repair their relationship: “This was a make-or-break vacation for them. They wanted to spend time together and see whether this whole thing can work.”
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Just because The Bachelor has ended its sixteenth run, doesn’t mean that the tabloid industry isn’t still running all kinds of news on its winner, Courtney Robertson. This past season’s villainess is still being accused of being a sneaky gold digger who is only into Ben Flajnik for all his millions. And his hair. We can’t forget that.
In a recent report from In Touch, someone trying to make money by spilling secrets about Courtney, reveals the oh-so-shocking news that she “has had numerous plastic surgeries, including implants, fillers, laser surgery and Botox.” Her, and every other woman currently on television. You can’t get that creepy emotionless stare without injecting poison into your forehead, ya know.
The source also alleges that Courtney’s life goals are not so wholesome, spilling that “Her life’s goal is not to settle down and have kids, it’s to be aPlayboy model.” Playboy models make good money! I’m not so sure if I buy this, only because there are easier ways to model for Playboy that don’t involve going on a cheesy reality show. And given all his partying, I’m not so sure Ben wants to settle down either.
The source is adamant that Courtney’s main goal is to pose naked for the iconic men’s magazine, claiming all she wants is money. The source says, “I think that will be her next move. She wants the money. All she’s really looking for is to be supported financially.” Now I’m confused, is she a gold-digger for Ben’s wallet or does she just want to be out on her own to pose naked as she wishes? Snitches need to be clearer.
As for Courtney, she recently gave her first solo post-show interview to Wetpaint, and she sounds downright normal in it, and not like some conniving wanna-be nude model. She reveals she and Ben just spent a weekend together (photos are below) in San Francisco and that she hopes to move there soon. For now, the couple has to deal with attention from the tabloids and paparazzi, but it doesn’t bother Courtney:
“We try not to pay attention to it. I guess positive stories don’t sell, so no one wants to run the truth. All they care about is selling magazines so they come up with these crazy, scandalous stories that are just so ridiculous. I mean, I’m carrying the Bachelor baby? At first, it made me really angry, but I’ve made peace with it.”
She insists that she wasn’t bothered by all the reports of Ben cheating and partying with other girls, and buys his “we’re just friends” excuse:
“Of course, initially it was upsetting. But at the end of the day, if I didn’t trust him, I wouldn’t be with him, period.
He has a lot of female friends and he’s a playful, flirty guy who likes to party with everyone. I get that about him and I’m completely fine with it. He’s a really warm and social person.
But he became a target. The tabloids hired people to follow him everywhere, just waiting for the chance to snap a photo of anything they could to make it look like he was doing something shady. I think you can take a photo and make it look like anything if you really want to.
Am I thrilled about the photos? No. But I believe him when he says he didn’t cheat.”
As for her relationship with the other women, most who couldn’t stand her, Courtney says “..it’s definitely not as bad as people might think. Everyone’s moving on.” But she is quick to admit that she “would have handled herself differently” if she had to do it all over again.
When it comes to the public backlash, Courtney claims things are starting to improve: “I just spent the weekend with Ben in San Francisco and people kept coming up to us and offering words of encouragement. So yeah, things seem to be getting better.”
And unlike Ben, who has been quoted saying this was the worst experience of his life, Courtney would “do it again in a heartbeat.” Of course she would! Photos of Ben and Courtney together are below!
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I think it’s fair to say that Ben Flajnik and Courtney Robertson‘s real world relationship has gotten off to a rough start. First, he admitted to dumping her after she was a royal twat to all the other women in the house, including making threatening comments about fellow contestant Emily O’Brien. Then, she has been begging the public to forgive her on national TV – and sadly it doesn’t seem to be working! And, he’s been accused of cheating after being caught on film kissing other women.
Instead of throwing in the towel, Ben and Courtney are making a concerted effort to make it work because their ABC contract demands it, but before we get to all that, Ben has possibly been caught, yet again, with another mystery woman. Good God, man – keep it in your pants!
Life & Style caught the terribly coiffed Bachelor joining a Courtney look-a-like for an alcohol-soaked picnic at San Francisco’s Tipsy Pig this past Sunday on March 11. Even more damning, in the photos below, the brunette was seen straddling a topless Ben and giving him a massage. Now, is that really the behavior of an engaged man? Not in the least! PHOTOS of Ben and the mystery woman are below!
“It seemed like they were close,” an eyewitness describes. And there was a whole lotta boozing going on! “They were drinking at the restaurant and at the park.” Ben was also caught hanging out with a different woman the night before! “Ben lit up when he saw a blonde woman he knew in the restaurant. He got up from his seat at the table and greeted her with a quick peck on the lips. He insisted she sit down at his table,” a bystander reports. “He had his arm around her hugging her. They both seemed happy and really into the conversation.”
Later that same evening, Ben was seen hopping into a cab with yet a different woman. A source claims they were just sharing a ride and he dropped her off at her place before heading home. A likely story…
How is Courtney handling all the news of her fiancé’s womanizing? She allegedly doesn’t care! And furthermore, all her televised apologizing and crying was a ruse! “Courtney’s tears are all bulls—. She wants to get everything she can out of this,” the insider claims. “And don’t feel bad for Ben either,” the insider insists. “His winery is doing well, so it’s a win-win for both of them.”
“They’re going to milk it as long as they can,” the insider adds.
And indeed that appears to be the case. In a new inteview for PEOPLE magazine, Ben talks his decision to rekindle things with Courtney and give her another chance, despite her catty behavior and idiosyncrasies. Ben hopes “people will get a better understanding of who we are and why we’re still together.”
So what does Ben see in Little Miss Crazy? Apparently, she continually questioned him! “She was one of the only girls on the show that questioned the experience and that’s what I found attractive about her – and I still do. Courtney was always like, ‘I’ve only been on two dates with you, why should I bring you home? My family is really important to me,’” Ben reveals.
“It was like finally, someone who asks the right questions instead of [saying], ‘My family is going to love you and it’s going to be wonderful and we could be married for the rest of our lives.’ ” Yep, Courtney came right out questioning the asinine Bachelor ways, despite signing on to appear with the so-called intentions of meeting her future husband.
As for how Ben anticipates things going in the future, he is confident! “Maybe someday people will get behind us, but for now we work really well together,” he explains. “The Bachelor will not define me as a person. This will be a blip in a few years.” Well, at least that’s a pragmatic approach!
It seems Courtney is in agreement, and according to Wetpaint she is planning to move to San Francisco. “That’s definitely happening, although it’s not something they’re going to do overnight,” an insider explains of their planned living arrangements.
“For now, Courtney will start spending weekends up there getting familiar with Ben’s life and his friends. And Ben’s going to make trips down to LA to do the same thing — meet Courtney’s friends and spend time with them.” I have a feeling Courtney is not going to like most of Ben’s friends as they seem to be mostly women – which we know she has difficulty with!
“They will start looking for a place to live together in Northern California. That’s where his business is and where his whole life is. Courtney’s looking forward to the move. They truly care about each other and they’re excited about this next chapter.”
The insider adds that Ben and Courtney aren’t interested in doing a big media tour either. Which sounds doubtful to me, given Ben just admitted neither one of them joined the show for love. “They have a few media obligations to fulfill as part of their contracts, like the cover of People magazine, which comes out this week, “ the insider asserts. “But other than those few commitments, they’re not interested in a big press tour. They’re just looking forward to spending some quality alone time with each other.”
Perhaps, this is the case of two skeptical people who just happened to fall in love on television and now want to be happy together, but frankly I don’t believe it!
WILL BEN AND COURTNEY MOVE IN TOGETHER? WHAT IS HE DOING WITH ALL THESE OTHER WOMEN? IS THIS A PUBLICITY STUNT OR ARE THEY TRULY IN LOVE?
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Following the reports and photos, which showed Ben Flajnik cheating on his fiancé from The Bachelor, many have wondered what is the status of their relationship.
While viewers will find out tonight, following the season finale and After The Final Rose special, UsWeekly is giving us details on what we can expect! If you’ve kept up with the cheating scandal, you know that Ben was pictured making out with multiple women last month, two of which spent the night at his apartment.
So how did Ben explain this away to his rumored fiancé Courtney Robertson? UsWeekly reports that despite his sloppy cheating, Ben still wants to give things a shot with Courtney and lied his way back into her heart during the March 3 taping of the After The Finale Rose special.
Ben reportedly swore on his father’s grave that he was just kissing “old friends.” Though insiders say he only met the women in February, and is still texting one of them. Yikes.
The mag states that Courtney has been totally miserable since filming wrapped. Ben actually broke off his engagement to her on February 7, three months after he filmed the proposal in November. This is consistent with lots of other rumors that have popped up about Ben and Courtney. Another report gives more details about Ben’s evasion, revealing “Things did get shaky between them. Ben panicked. He put Courtney on the back burner, didn’t call for a week (including on Valentine’s Day). He drowned himself in his partying.”
Ben‘s behavior towards Courtney is once again blamed on how he felt after seeing how she was acting on the show when she wasn’t with him. Her on-screen antics and interviews were so heinous, a friend says “Ben cracked. He was hearing from everyone that he got played.”
In the upcoming televised therapy special (please make this trend of televised therapy stop!), Courtney allegedly admitted that she felt Ben “abandoned” her and that she “had days where [she] stayed in bed and cried.”
Despite the poor odds for Bachelor couples, Ben and Courtney are now rumored to be giving their relationship another shot, perhaps on directive from their ABC overlords. Ben has apparently purchased a new engagement ring for Courtney and has told her “I’m going to be there for you forever!”
And there’s also been talk of the pair going on another fancy location, this time without a camera crew. “They’re going someplace very remote, where no one cares about The Bachelor,” Ben’s friend reveals, “That way they can see where the relationship really stands without cameras rolling.”
TELL US : FEEL BAD FOR COURTNEY? DO YOU THINK COURTNEY AND BEN STAND A CHANCE?
This week’s installment of The Bachelor was the much-anticipated ‘Women Tell All’ (except where it comes to violating your non-disclosure agreement) special, and the ladies finally got their chance to make Courtney Robertsoncry. They called her out for lying, accused her of being a stripper, and in general, piled on her like a bunch of ravenous wolves, jealous that they didn’t have the skills to lock the Flajnik down.
In his People.com blog, Ben is over the women’s treatment of Courtney and believes that she is sorry. He writes, “I appreciate what she did by coming on Women Tell All and apologizing for her actions, it seemed genuine to me.”
Whether or not he believes it or needs to pretend to support her in order to make his bosses at the network happy and keep the facade rolling until the final rose ceremony, is anyone’s guess. Ben has defended Courtney in his blogs all season, and continues to claim that she’s a good person, and that we just don’t know her like he does.
He explains, “To see an emotional side of this woman was a good thing and it makes her feel like she is human, and a softer, sweeter side is shown. It’s a side that I saw throughout the journey that no one else did.”
With the season almost at a close, it’s time to crank up the rumor mill and speculate on who will be the next lucky man to have a televised open relationship! The current rumor belongs to football player and Christian sensation, Tim Tebow.
The rumor originated due to an interview Tim did with Bachelor host Chris Harrison on Access Hollywood. In an interview with CBS Sports, Harrison reveals that “He did say yes… but he would never do it,” he has a little job called quarterback at least for another year.” He was also quick to point out that celebrities “always say yes” when Chris asks them about the show, but obviously, none have ever actually done it.
It’s highly doubtful Tim would have participated anyway, due to the huge time commitment, and more importantly, I’m guessing hooking up with multiple women conflicts with Tim’s devout Christian beliefs.
He cleared up the rumor via his Twitter, writing “”Haha rumors can be crazy! Even though I’ve watched the show before, I’m definitely not gonna be on the Bachelor. #JessePalmer.”
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As we reported last Thursday, the latest issue of UsWeekly magazine revealed Ben had cheated on his fiancé from the show, with more than one woman.
And the evidence is pretty incriminating as Ben, 29, is pictured in the mag kissing multiple women on the lips in the month of February. UsWeekly reported that despite his proposal to Courtney back in November, Ben has acted like a single man, though he has yet to end his engagement.
“Ben began having issues with what he saw,” says an insider. “Instead of talking to Courtney about it, he just started avoiding her. They haven’t split, but he basically stopped talking to her. He buried his head in the sand.”
Ben has also been turning his attention to other women. Back in his hometown of San Francisco, Ben spent one weekend in mid-Febrary out with three different women, with two of them spending the night at his apartment, on two consecutive nights. “He’s drinking and hitting on women, and pretty much acting like a single guy,” reveals a local source who has seen Ben out and about.
As stated, UsWeekly backs up their claims with shocking photos of Ben kissing some of these women on the lips. In a photo taken the night of Feb. 18, Ben is seen locked in a passionate liplock with a brunette, while also grabbing her butt. The same brunette is pictured leaving his apartment the next morning.
Earlier that day, at about 2 A.M., Ben was pictured kissing a different mystery woman on the lips, outside his local Monaghan’s pub. And, after kissing the second woman, he was pictured going home with a third woman, who also spent the night at his apartment. Yikes.
The photo of Ben kissing one of the women is below!
Meanwhile, in light of this cheating scandal, he’s reportedly engaged to the show villain, Courtney, Ben is now said to be calling his time as The Bachelor, the worst experience of his life.
According to RadarOnline, Ben was heard complaining about the show during the recent taping of the Women Tell All. “Ben was talking to the producers of The Bachelor and when they asked him if he would do the show again he said ‘No way! This was the worst experience of my life,’” an insider reveals.
The source adds that Ben wasn’t acting like a guy who was happy to be engaged to the love of his life. “He wasn’t animated or excited and the insider said it is because he totally regrets going on the show,” reveals the source. “Ben couldn’t hide how miserable he was during the taping; everyone could see that he wasn’t happy.”
And finally, the Women Tell All special is set to air tonight on ABC. As we reported, Courtney will be appearing on the show, which is a first, as a finalist has never appeared on the WTA special.
As expected, Courtney faces brutal criticism from the other women who confront her on the nasty things she said about them over the season. In a preview clip released by ABC, Courtney can be seen repeatedly apologizing for her behavior and actions. A crying Courtney states, “I take it all back.” The preview clip is below!
The WTA special airs tonight on ABC at 8/7c, while the show finale will air next week.
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It’s not looking good for The Bachelor‘s Ben Flajnikand his rumored fiancé, Courtney Robertson. With two shows left in the sixteenth (time flies!, no?) season, reports are already emerging that the couple is already having a rough time in the real world.
Last week, there were reports that Ben was chasing rumored runner-up Lindzi Coxafter being turned off by Courtney‘s behavior on the show. This week, Us Weekly is reporting that Ben was spotted canoodling with several different women. There was even some funky dancing! Even more damning, the latest issue of the mag has photos of Ben kissing two of these mystery women on the same day–Feb. 18–at different times. Yikes.
It’s not clear how many people spilled their story, but it gets pretty detailed. The witness explains a night out, in great detail saying, “Ben seemed pretty toasted, and this woman in red pants came up to him. It looked like an altercation at first, then he kissed her on the mouth and hugged her. She wrapped her arms completely around him and embraced him. After the kiss, she walked the other way.”
While, the report says Ben left the bar with two girls, he only took one girl home, who was not the red pants girl described above, and who he had apparently met while in Las Vegas for Valentine’s Day. Is there any greater indication that Ben is cheating other than the fact he went to Las Vegas on Valentine’s Day? If your significant other is heading to the sluttiest city on earth without you on Valentine’s Day, then it’s time to break up.
Anyway, luckily our onlooker continued to observe what Ben and his friend were up to. He said, “Ben and this girl looked like they were having a good time. They were doing weird dance moves, laughing and joking.” Allegedly, the woman stayed at Ben’s apartment and even had to do a walk of shame and go home in the same clothes as the night before!
Not content with his hook up, Ben reportedly had another woman over the next night. A nosy neighbor also reported this and their grossness in a nearby park, revealing that “The woman’s hands were all over Ben’s body and his hands were on her ass the entire time.”
Let me remove that image from your memory bank by telling you why Ben is acting like a college kid on spring break. Again, it’s stressed that he just didn’t like what he saw on the show. The source explains, “Ben began having issues with what he saw. Instead of talking to Courtney about it, he just started avoiding her. They haven’t split, but he basically stopped talking to her.” I’ll have to assume he is waiting to ask Bachelor host, Chris Harrison permission to speak with her.
Despite her reputation as an ice queen, poor Courtney is heartbroken. An insider says, ““Courtney did develop feelings for Ben. She cares for him and wants to make it work. [But] Courtney is really frustrated. She’s trying to figure things out, but he isn’t talking to her.” I’d imagine anyone would be frustrated after working that hard to get a guy on national television. Ben’s close friends, who have talked to tabloids about his relationship, say that nothing has officially ended, but it’s just as well.
“They have not had a breakup talk, but it’s been very tense between them,” a source says. “She feels very disconnected from him, and he can’t stand confrontation.”
A rep for Ben has responded to the rumors in Life & Style, claiming Ben is not cheating and that a recent photo of Ben kissing another woman were misinterpreted, as well as the visits from lady friends. It turns out Ben has two male roommates and the girls may have visited them.
The statement reads: “The photo is of two friends who have known each other for years and are together in a social setting, surrounded by a group of friends. Ben did not take any girls back to his apartment alone. It was a group setting every time. Ben has never condoned cheating.”
And finally, in what is perhaps ABC’s attempt to throw off viewers, Courtney, was pictured trying on a wedding dress yesterday in Beverly Hills, with paparazzi in tow!
This is, all the more odd, as the Bachelor contestants are placed under very strict rules and guidelines, meaning there’s no way in heck ABC would allow, Courtney, a finalist, to be pictured trying on a wedding dress, a week before the finale, unless they were in on it. Some fans of the show have wondered whether Bachelor insider, Reality Steve, actually got the ending wrong this season and perhaps Lindzi Cox ends up the winner!
DO YOU THINK BEN IS ALREADY OVER COURTNEY AND SEEING OTHER WOMEN? DO YOU THINK THEY WILL MAKE IT AS A COUPLE?
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