Bachelor in ParadiseLatest News and Opinion
Posted Monday 9/24/18 at 10:05AM EDT
The Bachelor's Vietnam edition goes viral when two contestants run away with each other
Contestant Minh Thu stunned viewers when she convinced another contestant, Truc Nhu, to leave the show. ALSO: Bachelor in Paradise's Jenna Cooper threatens legal action over Reality Steve's cheating texts.
Posted Thursday 9/13/18 at 11:07PM EDT
Bachelor in Paradise was an accidental rom-com
While The Bachelor delivers romances that are almost anti-narrative, Bachelor in Paradise has a looser format that, as Emma Gray and Claire Fallon point out, "allowed for more twists ― surprise engagements, mini breakups and reunions (thanks, Carly and Evan) — and all the spice you might expect from Nancy Meyers or a New York Times Vows column."
Posted Wednesday 9/12/18 at 11:54PM EDT
How Bachelor in Paradise accidentally became the "Realest Show on Reality TV"
"You simply can’t find this breed of earnest messiness anywhere else on television—least of all, funnily enough, on The Bachelor and The Bachelorette," says Helen Homes. "Yes, BiP is the slapdash spinoff that’s marketed as light summer fluff, but it’s wittier than a network sitcom, more distressing than the most saccharine melodrama (looking at you, This Is Us), and as addictive as the ex you’ll never really get over. The main franchise is deadly serious, and suffers for it. Bachelor in Paradise winks while it delivers its message, but delivers it all the same: without true love, your life might as well be worthless. Here, have a daiquiri"
Posted Wednesday 9/12/18 at 1:11PM EDT
Bachelor in Paradise rocked by cheating scandal
Jordan Kimball and Jenna Cooper pitched a TV wedding on last night's Bachelor in Paradise reunion show, which was taped Aug. 28. Shortly before the episode aired, Reality Steve accused Jenna of cheating with another man. Jenna is denying the allegations, but Jordan says he was blindsided. "It felt like a body drop," he said. ALSO: Bachelor alum Bekah Martinez is pregnant.
Posted Tuesday 9/04/18 at 9:45AM EDT
ABC stirs controversy with pick of Colton Underwood as the next Bachelor
Source: Vanity Fair
“Third time’s a charm. That’s what they say, right?” The Bachelorette and Bachelor in Paradise alum said on Good Morning America this morning after he was announced as the 23rd Bachelor and the first virgin in franchise history. Colton's selection drew the ire of Bachelor Nation thanks to his antics on The Bachelorette and Bachelor in Paradise, which have made him seem indecisive, fame-hungry and not a guy who is genuinely looking for love. The former NFL practice squad player first became famous two years ago with a "sweet video" asking gold medal-winning Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman on a date after she competed in Rio, which led to them dating for less than a year. As Laura Bradley explains, the drama surrounding Colton isn't The Bachelor's biggest problem. "What’s more alarming," she says, "is what Colton’s selection indicates about the direction The Bachelor is taking: namely, staying the course despite flagging ratings for multiple disappointing seasons. For the past several years, the Bachelor franchise has faced a toxic combination of boring seasons—cough especially Arie cough—and scandals that range from exploitative editing choices to more alarming allegations from the set. Through it all, ratings have been falling. In choosing Colton, it appears that The Bachelor has chosen to double down. Whatever fans might think of Colton’s character, good or bad, he is clearly willing to play the producers’ game ... In truth, it’s unlikely he’ll bring anything new to the table; Colton is the kind of blonde haired, blue eyed, square jawed leading man that The Bachelor has always worshipped. Even in the face of certain future irrelevance, The Bachelor will not be changing its strategy any time soon." ALSO: Expect Colton's season to be packed with virgin jokes.
Posted Thursday 8/30/18 at 2:16PM EDT
Bachelor Nation fears Colton Underwood will be named the next Bachelor
Source: Vanity Fair
Reality Steve predicts the former NFL tight and alum of Becca Kufrin's Bachelorette season will be named the next Bachelor. But according to Laura Bradley, Bachelor Nation doesn't think Underwood shouldn't be qualified for The Bachelor gig, since he's appeared to be flaky and in it for the fame on Bachelor in Paradise. ALSO: What's it like to wear former Bachelorette JoJo's Fletcher's clothing line.
Posted Thursday 8/23/18 at 7:21AM EDT
Why is Bachelor in Paradise blurring so many female butts?
The ABC reality show is even blurring the butts this season of women who are wearing full-coverage swimsuit bottoms. "This begs the question: How much butt cheek is too much butt cheek for ABC?" asks Kathryn Lindsay. "And why now, all of a sudden, am I seeing so many blurs?"
Posted Thursday 8/16/18 at 10:40PM EDT
Bachelor in Paradise villain Chris Randone mocked for writing a blog post about the female orgasm
After publishing the blog post on Monday, Randone deleted the blog post after it was mocked by some members of Bachelor Nation.
Posted Wednesday 8/15/18 at 7:08PM EDT
Bachelor in Paradise had a surprisingly frank conversation about race
"Venmo John" Graham from Becca Kufrin's season of The Bachelorette and Jubilee Sharpe from Ben Higgins' season of The Bachelor discussed being minorities on The Bachelor franchise on last night's episode. Jubilee, who is black, said she "had a really rough time. I think it was just because I was, like, very different from all the other girls." John responded: “I had that same thing too. I’m half Chinese half white, and I came in kind of intimidated, because looking at the guys I’m like, ‘I’m not this archetype of the homecoming king, something doesn’t compute.’”
Posted Tuesday 8/14/18 at 9:52PM EDT
Bachelor in Paradise is derided as the "trashier cousin" of The Bachelor franchise, but it has couples who stay together
Source: The Washington Post
Despite the reality show's controversies, Lisa Bonos says "a more wholesome conclusion from Paradise is that the show is on its way to a better success rate than the franchise’s other shows. The Bachelor, which wrapped its 22nd season in March, typically ends in engagements, although the couples tend to break up quickly. The Bachelorette, which wrapped its 14th season this month, has a 50-50 success rate for the final couples. But Paradise is on track to yield roughly one lasting couple per season. At least four couples who met on the show are still together, and this season, the show’s fifth, could bring more engagements. ALSO: A filmmaker put together a five-minute compilation of The Bachelor women adjusting their hair and clothes.
Posted Thursday 8/02/18 at 3:05AM EDT
Chris Harrison feared Bachelor in Paradise would end after last year's scandal
“There definitely was a time I thought that the show might not come back. I mean any show, as we just learned in recent history, you are one catastrophic event away from being gone,” he told ET of last year's Corinne Olympios-DeMario Jackson scandal. “I always understood that about this business, and were all tenuous at best, we’re all replaceable, and that television, that this business, it's a crazy crazy business.”
Posted Saturday 7/21/18 at 1:37AM EDT
Bachelor in Paradise's Corinne Olympios: Sacha Baron Cohen pranked me, too
Source: The Daily Beast
Olympios says she was lured on to Who Is America? with a reality star of the year award. Cohen, she says, played an Italian man who essentially trapped her in a photoshoot --- his crew pretended not to speak English. “I was like grabbing every cameraman, like, am I going to die? Am I ok? Where’s the exit? why can’t I leave?” she recalled. “And they’re all looking at me like trying not to laugh or say anything, and they’re like, no English, no English. I’m like, oh my god, I’m going to die here. It’s going to happen!” ALSO: Who Is America? pranked victims with fake identities, dummy websites and media opportunities that leaned on flattery, intrigue and the disarming use of the word "Liberty."
Posted Wednesday 7/18/18 at 1:42PM EDT
UnReal boss "felt like we were on borrowed time," discusses how Bachelor in Paradise scandal inspired the final season
Source: Entertainment Weekly
"I didn’t find out for sure until about a week ago," says showrunner Stacy Rukeyser of learning Season 4 would be the final season. "But when we were writing it, we thought it was probably going to be the end. I think I felt like we were on borrowed time anyway, so it was definitely written thinking it was probably the end, but if it’s not, we’ll figure something else out. Rachel and Quinn will go do something they think is better, as they say at the end of the show."
Posted Tuesday 7/17/18 at 9:09PM EDT
Becca Kufrin is supposed to be The Bachelorette's heroine, so why does it feel like she's the punching bag?
From The Bachelor to The Bachelorette, producers keep throwing Becca under "the feelings bus," says Ariana Romero. Monday's episode was "the third time the series has maximized the Minnesota native’s emotional turmoil for television tension," says Romero. "At this point, it’s starting to feel like Becca is the franchise’s sacrificial lamb." ALSO: ABC releases Bachelor in Paradise's Season 5 trailer.
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.