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Posted Monday 3/19/18 at 12:37PM EDT
Bachelor in Paradise scandal inspired this week's The Good Fight episode
Creators Robert and Michelle King confirm last summer's Corinne Olympios-DeMario Jackson controversy inspired this week's episode. "What interested us is the swirling debate around consent, both in colleges and also in a lot of areas of the world,” Robert King said. “It was the idea of these kind of gray areas where it’s unclear where the line lies … especially if the woman didn’t remember what happened.”
Posted Tuesday 2/27/18 at 12:27AM EST
The Bachelor ratings have tumbled: Is #MeToo, boring Arie, or Bachelor in Paradise scandal to blame?
Arie Luyendyk Jr.'s season is down 14% in total viewers and 26% in the key 18-49 demo from last year. The Bachelor went from averaging 7.2 million viewers with Nick Viall to 6.2 million with Arie. Sunday's Women Tell All special attracted only 4.2 million viewers airing unusually on a Sunday night. So why the ratings drop? "Are we, as a nation, not in the mood to watch The Bachelor during the #MeToo era?" asks Kate Aurthur. "Or did last summer's Bachelor in Paradise disaster sour viewers on the show? Or is it possible that the veteran franchise — which first premiered in 2002, and has run for a stunning 22 seasons, plus 13 more of The Bachelorette — finally run its course? Or is Arie Luyendyk Jr. — the race car driver turned realtor, whom Bachelorette Emily Maynard ditched in 2012 — a dud?" As she points out, "The Bachelor's ratings erosion has larger repercussions for network television" since it "underscores network television's disintegration."
Posted Monday 2/26/18 at 6:26AM EST
The Bachelor Winter Games proved to be irresistible TV
"What made The Bachelor Winter Games so utterly winning?" asks The Huffington Post. "We have some theories: The international Bachelor stars injected some new personalities and refreshing genuineness into the house dynamic. Moving away from the competitive structure of The Bachelor and the musical-chairs structure of Bachelor in Paradise allowed relationships to solidify and bloom. People look adorable in sweaters and parkas. By the time the finale rolled around, we found ourselves genuinely rooting for the couples that had emerged from the two-week series ― and one surprise couple who found true love after filming stopped." ALSO: The Bachelor's Bekah Martinez is headed to Bachelor in Paradise.
Posted Friday 2/23/18 at 1:46PM EST
Bachelor in Paradise's fifth season may feature international Bachelor franchise stars
"I think this has opened up a whole new world," executive producer Bennett Graebner says of The Bachelor Winter Games, which produced more couples than a Bachelor in Paradise season. "I think you'll see Bachelor Nation go Bachelor World and that includes Paradise." ALSO: Don't forget that The Bachelor: The Women Tell All is on Sunday.
Posted Wednesday 1/10/18 at 6:16PM EST
The Bachelor: Winter Games will add new alcohol guidelines for the contestants
Following the Bachelor in Paradise controversy, ABC is making sure no cast member drinks for a certain time before competing, according to E! News. E! adds that “production also enforced a two drink per hour rule where cast members had to log every drink they had. New mental health and wellness staff members were also hired to help monitor cast members around the clock.”
Posted Monday 10/30/17 at 9:37PM EDT
Warner Bros. responds to ex-Bachelor producer’s lawsuit: We found no wrongdoing after investigating her allegations
"We take all allegations of workplace harassment very seriously," Warner Bros. said in response to Bachelor and Bachelorette segment producer Becky Steenhoek’s sexual harassment lawsuit. "These allegations were brought to our attention and were thoroughly investigated earlier this year. Our findings did not support the plaintiff’s characterization of the events claimed to have taken place, which is why we are disappointed by the filing of this lawsuit."
Posted Monday 10/30/17 at 3:16PM EDT
Former production assistant sues Bachelor in Paradise producers, claiming sexual harassment
Becky Steenhoek is suing producers and Warner Bros. Entertainment after she alleges that she was asked questions about whether she masturbates, uses sex toys and if she’s ever had anal sex. UPDATE: Steenhoek is a former segment producer who worked on JoJo Fletcher's Bachelorette season. When Steenhoek says she complained to a female producer, "she just told me, 'Listen, this is just how it is...These are middle-aged white men. This is locker-room talk. This is their way of showing that they're trying to bond with you.’"
Posted Thursday 10/26/17 at 10:17PM EDT
Bachelor in Paradise star DeMario Jackson calls host Chris Harrison an “a**hole”
"Prior to the whole Corinne show, (Harrison) had a hard on for me as if like, I like, hooked up with his wife or something,” Jackson said on the podcast Rose Buds. “It was crazy. I met this guy three total times for less than 10 seconds and he legit hated – like, when I say hate, like deep-rooted.”
Posted Tuesday 10/10/17 at 10:15PM EDT
Bachelor in Paradise’s Corinne Olympios “would love to be the Bachelorette”
“I think I would kick-ass as the Bachelorette,” Olympios tweeted to a fan (and later to Bachelorette creator Mike Fleiss).
Posted Wednesday 9/13/17 at 10:02PM EDT
Bachelor in Paradise has had the best relationship success rate of all the Bachelor franchise shows
Decider crunched the data and found, unsurprisingly, that The Bachelor had the worst success rate. PLUS: Bachelor in Paradise star is writing a tell-all book.
Posted Monday 9/11/17 at 9:26PM EDT
The Bachelor has already released the first Arie Luyendyk, Jr. promo
Posted Tuesday 9/05/17 at 1:16PM EDT
Bachelor in Paradise's Corinne Olympios hopes to capitalize on her newfound fame with a dating show and a reality show
While she wouldn’t divulge details of her reality project, Olympios says she’s developing a show “about dating in this millennial world we’re in” with a producer from How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days in which she’ll appear in front of the camera and also work behind the scenes. PLUS: Mike Fleiss has narrowed the list of potential Bachelors to five.
Posted Thursday 8/31/17 at 4:54AM EDT
Bachelor in Paradise’s Corinne and DeMario reunite on the dance floor
They made their reunion known to the outside world via Snapchat. PLUS: Bachelorette alum Michael Nance’s cause of death revealed.
Posted Wednesday 8/30/17 at 3:50PM EDT
All season, Bachelor in Paradise has tried to have its cake and eat it too
The ABC reality show and its format is the most responsible party for the Corinne-DeMario scandal, yet it’s been shameless about spreading the blame elsewhere, says Laura Bradley. “On one hand, this season has worked hard to appear like business as usual; on the other, the ordeal that unfolded between Jackson and Olympios has been repeatedly mined for drama,” she says. PLUS: One question remained unanswered.
Posted Wednesday 8/30/17 at 2:19AM EDT
Bachelor in Paradise’s Corinne doesn’t blame DeMario
“I honestly don’t think he did anything wrong,” Corinne Olympios said on Tuesday’s episode. “I don’t think it’s anyone’s fault. It’s just a really unfortunate, annoying situation that had to go down.” But she added that DeMario Jackson “did run to the media.”