Arie Luyendyk Jr.Latest News and Opinion
Posted Tuesday 8/07/18 at 2:27PM EDT
The Bachelorette did something shocking in the season finale, acknowledging that politics do exist
The Bachelor franchise has always been political, but it's never acknowledged that politics exist before, says Kathryn VanArendonk. "It’s deeply entrenched in the politics of marginalizing people of color, celebrating and prioritizing privilege, and reinforcing stereotypes of gender and romance," she says. "It’s also always pretended that it’s completely neutral and none of those things exist. Any overtly political subject feels so out-of-bounds, so completely anathema to the show’s false veneer of inhuman romance, that brushing up against the hint of politics feels like a shock. It is surprising that the franchise finally felt so pressured by the political climate that it had to incorporate Garrett’s scandal into its fairy-tale world. But it’s not at all surprising that The Bachelorette responded to (the Garrett Yrigoyen Instagram) scandal by ignoring everything political about it." VanArendonk adds: "This season of The Bachelorette was presented with a political scandal, one that includes the messy intersection of social-media trolling, the selves we perform online versus the selves we perform in person, Trump-approved ideology, transphobia, the conservative fondness for casting immigrants as animals, and dangerous far-right conspiracy theories. Its response was to reframe the entire scandal as an easily surmountable obstacle in the path of a nice romantic relationship."
- The Bachelorette had its worst-ever season finale ratings
- Garrett Yrigoyen responded to reporters' questions on his Instagram scandal: "I don't believe David Hogg is a crisis actor. No, I don't"
- Becca defended Garrett: "When you use social media to create a judgment on somebody, it is such a small sampling"
- The Bachelor Arie Luyendyk Jr. secretly visited Becca with Lauren Burnham during The Bachelorette taping
- ABC reality boss Robert Mills names The Bachelor frontrunners, including Grocery Store Joe, Blake and Colton
Posted Tuesday 6/26/18 at 1:55PM EDT
Bachelor in Paradise contestants include many of Bachelor Arie Luyendyk Jr.'s exes
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Three men from Becca Kufrin's Bachelorette season are also taking part in the summer reality show.
Posted Monday 6/25/18 at 1:35PM EDT
The Bachelor's Arie Luyendyk Jr. and Lauren Burnham bought a house together
Source: E! Online
"Officially new home owners!" Luyendyk, a licensed real estate agent, wrote on Instagram in jointly announcing with Burnham that they've purchased an $870,000 home in Phoenix.
Posted Tuesday 5/29/18 at 12:43PM EDT
Arie Luyendyk Jr. claims his notorious "unedited" Bachelor breakup scene "was completely edited"
“It was completely edited,” Arie tells GQ of his breakup with Becca Kufrin that The Bachelor boasted as being "completely unedited." “I was told to stay on that couch. I tried to leave, and then production was like, ‘You need to go back inside. She’s finally calming down. I feel like you owe it to her to have this conversation.’ So then I went back in the house.” Arie says he was talked into filming the breakup because producers told him that it would make him look like he was following his heart.
Posted Friday 5/25/18 at 7:45PM EDT
Is this week's flurry of Bachelor Nation news aimed at promoting The Bachelorette?
Becca Kufrin's announcement she was engaged days before her season premiere should've been expected. As Refinery29 points out, Bachelorette Rachel Lindsay announced her engagement at this time last year. But there was also a lot of news this week about Bachelor franchise alums, including Arie Luyendyk Jr. announcing he's getting married to Lauren Burnham.
Posted Wednesday 5/23/18 at 2:17PM EDT
The Bachelor's Arie Luyendyk Jr. and Lauren Burnham to wed next year in Hawaii
“We are very excited to tell you guys that we have booked a venue,” said Burnham as the couple appeared on The View. “We’re getting married in Hawaii on January 12th next year!”
Posted Friday 5/11/18 at 4:18PM EDT
Bachelorette Becca Kufrin greeted by a cardboard cutout of Arie Luyendyk Jr. and a man in a chicken suit
Source: E! Online
Here's the first glimpse of The Bachelorette's limo arrivals.
Posted Tuesday 5/08/18 at 9:08PM EDT
Charlize Theron on The Bachelor Arie Luyendyk: "He just looked like a f*cking d*ck!"
"She is so much better off," Theron said of Bachelorette Becca Kufrin on Watch What Happens Live. "I mean, literally he -- not impressive. Not impressed with him at all."
Posted Wednesday 4/25/18 at 1:14PM EDT
The Bachelor's Arie Luyendyk Jr. and Lauren Burnham have purchased a home together
Source: Us Weekly
“Buying a house is obviously another huge step in our relationship and we are excited to really make this our home,” says Arie after he and Lauren looked at nearly 70 properties.
Posted Tuesday 4/24/18 at 1:57AM EDT
The Bachelor's Nick Viall to host General Hospital's Nurses Ball
Source: TV Insider
Viall has landed another speaking role on a TV series, guesting as the master of ceremonies for the daytime soap opera's annual charity gala. ALSO: Why is Channing Tatum hanging with Arie Luyendyk Jr.?
Posted Wednesday 4/04/18 at 1:15PM EDT
The Bachelor creator admits: Arie Luyendyk Jr "was one of our less popular Bachelors"
"I hate to be the first to say it, but I think Arie was one of our less popular Bachelors," Mike Fleiss tweeted this morning. Meanwhile, Arie and Lauren Burnham are said to be "heavily pushing" for a TV wedding by the end of the year.
Posted Monday 4/02/18 at 9:00PM EDT
"Peter Pan Syndrome" is plaguing reality TV
Source: Page Six
Men who are socially immature seem to be all over reality television, from The Bachelor's 36-year-old Arie Luyendyk Jr. to The Vanderpump Rules' 38-year-old Jax Taylor to Southern Charm's 55-year-old Thomas Ravenel.
Posted Monday 4/02/18 at 2:55PM EDT
Arie Luyendyk Jr. apologizes for pregnancy April Fool's Day prank
Source: Just Jared
"I do have sympathy for women struggling from infertility," the former Bachelor tweeted this morning in response to the backlash over his joke that Lauren Burnham was pregnant. "My April Fools prank was in no way meant to offend women who struggle with that. I apologize if you were effected personally by my post."
Posted Monday 4/02/18 at 9:51AM EDT
BBC creates a dog-hosted show for April Fool's Day
Source: ET Canada
BBC children’s channel CBBC celebrated April 1st with the dog-hosted Newshound replacing the regular show Newsround. The prank turned out to be so popular that fans urged BBC to make the show a regular series.
- The Bachelor's Arie Luyekdyk Jr slammed for his April Fool's Day joke announcing that Lauren Burnham was pregnant
- Adult Swim brought back FLCL for April Fool's Day
- Adult Swim also reimagined Rick and Morty in an alternate universe for April Fool's
- Netflix "acquires" Seth Rogen was the worst April Fool's joke
Posted Wednesday 3/21/18 at 5:38PM EDT
Kate McKinnon and Ellen DeGeneres propose a Bachelor spinoff focusing on the traumatized cameramen
McKinnon and Mila Kunis were on Ellen talking about The Bachelor when McKinnon did an impression of what it must've been like capturing the Arie-Becca breakup for the cameraman, whom she named "Josh." "That's a really good show," DeGeneres said in response. "The other side of it, seeing the camera men. The camera men respond to what's happening on The Bachelor is a show." ALSO: Check out Becca Kufrin and her men filming The Bachelorette at a trampoline park.