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.”
ABC has announced the cast ofBachelor in Paradise – well, there are some familiar faces, though not as many old schoolBachelor 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 theBachelor or theBachelorettewith 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."
VH1 announced the new Couples Therapy cast late last week. Season five will feature former porn star Jenna Jameson & John Wood, Big Brother's Dick Donato & Stephanie Rogness-Fischer, former Jersey Shore star Deena Cortese & Chris Buckner, and Naughty By Nature's Treach & Cicely Evans. As a huge fan of Big Brother, I am looking forward to seeing Evel Dick again!
Not impressed with the cast? Ess okay, there's more!
According to E!, Bachelor mistake Juan Pablo Galavis and his chosen one Nikki Ferrell have joined the cast, but they were not mentioned in the press release due to Juan's contract. "It's true they're doing it," confirmed a source. "The reason it wasn't put in the press release is due to Juan Pablo's deal with ABC. It's not up until August, so, contractually, it can't be mentioned until then."
I'm glad to see that some things haven't changed. Former BachelorJuan Pablo Galavis is still a pretty big douchebag. Don't tell me you're surprised! With the premiere of BacherloretteAndi Dorfman's season next week, Juan Pablo is already vowing not to watch. Please.
Juan Pablo tells Life & Style, “I’ve never seen the show before. [On the Bachelor] I wanted to see what they put on TV and what they didn’t' In this case, I have nothing to see there.” He never saw the show? Sure. And keep blaming editing, buddy. That always works! While he's not a fan of the franchise, he does admit to appearing on the May 19th opener, sharing, “I gave [Andi] advice when she was announced, so you’ll see me on May 19 doing something.”
When asked if he'd be watching, he shrugs, "I doubt it." Give me a break.
This week Chris and Jacqueline Laurita stepped out for the kick off of the Autism Speaks Light it Up Blue Campaign at the New York Stock Exchange.
Also spotted out this week: Bruce Jenner and Kris Jenner returning home from Thailand and holding hands through LAX. Kyle Richards met up with Taylor Armstrong for lunch at The Ivy, Bethenny Frankel was red hot in NYC, Ramona Singer stepped out with hubby Mario and Kim Kardashian pushed North West through the airport.
What a difference seven months makes. Last summer, women across America cheered when Juan Pablo Galavis was announced as the next Bachelor.
The Bachelor gig is usually reserved for contestants who make it further into the amazing journey that is the Bachelorette. Juan was an early boot for Desiree Hartsock, but we were smitten with the funny (or so we thought) and charming (or so we thought) soccer player from Venezuela.
Now, women across America despise Juan Pablo, and one woman in particular threw a can of beer at him at a club in Atlantic City over the weekend. Ess okay to laugh, right?
ABC crushed my trashy TV loving heart when Bachelor Pad was canceled last summer. I mean, the only reason to watch Bachelor and Bachelorette, which are both beyond stale, the past several years was to anticipate who will end up on the sleaze fest called Bachelor Pad.
On Friday, ABC shared its plan to launch a new Bachelor spinoff, Bachelor in Paradise, this summer. Paradise?!? Like Love in the Wild or Paradise Hotel or Temptation Island? I'm listening, ABC…