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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 8/14/18 at 1:57PM EDT
The Bachelorette's Leo Dottavio says he's planning to sue The Bachelor's Bekah Martinez over sexual harassment allegations
Source: The Blast
“I took a leave because I didn’t want bad press coming to my public place of work,” says Dottavio, who works at Universal Studios' Water World show. “I am still employed and as far as I know there are no allegations against me. I have never been accused of any sort of sexual harassment at work or anywhere else.”
Posted Friday 8/03/18 at 3:50PM EDT
The Bachelorette's Leo Dottavio denies sexual harassment claims that The Bachelor's Bekah Martinez brought to light
Source: Us Weekly
“There have been some recent stories about me that have garnered attention and I want to address them,” Dottavio, who competed on the current season of The Bachelorette, said Friday on his Instagram stories. “I want to start by saying no one has ever accused me of sexual harassment. No one has ever come to me in any way and told me I made them feel uncomfortable.”
Posted Thursday 8/02/18 at 10:51PM EDT
The Bachelor's Bekah Martinez accuses recent Bachelorette contestant Leo Dottavio of sexual harassment
Source: New York Post
Martinez on Wednesday posted screenshots she found on Reddit to her Instagram account that allegedly show that Dottavio has acted inappropriately towards women in the past. But Dottavio, who competed on Becca Kufrin's season, tells the New York Post that the screenshots are photoshopped and he's asking his lawyer to look into it. Becca responded that her posting of the screenshots led many women to come forward to share their negative experiences with Dottavio.
Posted Wednesday 5/16/18 at 11:25PM EDT
Bekah Martinez: Competing on The Bachelor can be very expensive
Bekah had to spend a lot of money on clothing when she found out she would be on the ABC reality show 10 days before filming. Bekah said she had to pack for "prepare for eight weeks and all kinds of weather," and she had to provide her own dresses. "When I got back to Los Angeles, I was so broke I returned everything that still had tags on," she says. ALSO: Why The Bachelor deserves an Emmy nomination.
Posted Wednesday 3/21/18 at 11:27PM EDT
The Bachelorette to feature some Bachelor alums
Bekah Martinez is among Arie's Bachelor stars spotted in a tweet Wednesday night from Bachelor creator Mike Fleiss.
Posted Wednesday 3/21/18 at 1:47PM EDT
The Bachelor's Bekah Martinez regrets her negative comments about Arie Lyendyk Jr. and Lauren Burnham
"I kind of thought about, like, reaching out to Lauren and apologizing because - I don’t know - I said some stuff on After the Final Rose, where I was like, ‘She should get out of that as soon as possible’ - which I still think she could do better than Arie – but, like, I mean I just want to make it clear that I don’t wish her anything but happiness," she said on Bachelorette alum Eric Bigger's podcast Bigger Talks. ALSO: Hot tubs are back on The Bachelorette.
Posted Thursday 3/08/18 at 1:41AM EST
The Bachelor would be better off if it dumped Chris Harrison
Harrison was 30 when The Bachelor premiered in 2002. He was about the same age as The Bachelors. But at age 46, Harrison has been struggling to keep up with his "host-as-pal" persona. He seems more concerned with The Bachelor franchise, and not The Bachelor himself -- or as Willa Paskin put in her review of Monday's finale, Harrison is "an emotional succubus posing as an empath.” Indeed, as Kathryn VanArendonk notes, Harrison is "a man whose onscreen personality has long since been scooped out and replaced with corporate-speak and a burning desire for better ratings and social-media engagement. He is a human-shaped instantiation of network notes." She adds that Harrison's approach to The Bachelor is stuck in 2002, and needs a shakeup. "His tone, his demeanor, and his transparent pleasure at hyping a calamitous breakup have become the embodied tone of The Bachelor," she says. "Outside, it’s all solicitous worry for the people involved. Inside, it’s a complete contempt for the softies who think maybe you shouldn’t, say, cast racist suitors for the first black Bachelorette. If Harrison is a puppet, what I’m arguing is that the strings are now way too visible."
- Harrison isn't worried about the criticism: "When people are angry, it just means they care...it means it struck a chord"
- Minnesota lawmaker drafts bill to ban Arie Luyendyk Jr. from the state
- ABC exec on Bachelor diversity: "We look at everything, and diversity is not only ethnicity, but also it’s the types of women that we had..."
- Arie on Bekah Martinez posting his DMs: "It shows her immaturity"
- Kelly Ripa doesn't think Arie and Lauren will make it 100 days
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 Tuesday 2/13/18 at 1:51PM EST
The Bachelor's Bekah Martinez explains she was already finished filming the show when she was reported missing
Source: New York Daily News
"I was about a week off the show and just needed some time to get away and decompress," she said on Good Morning America. She also told Jimmy Kimmel that she was hoping that The Bachelor was going to be Peter Krause.
Posted Friday 2/02/18 at 6:18PM EST
The Bachelor’s Bekah Martinez reacts to missing persons report, says she’s mortified that her driver’s license photo is now public
Source: Us Weekly
Bekah tweeted this morning: “honestly the scariest thing about this story is that my efforts to conceal The Worst Drivers License Photo Of All Time have been thwarted.” She later posted a picture of herself on the back of a milk carton.
Posted Friday 2/02/18 at 1:33PM EST
Until this week, The Bachelor’s Bekah Martinez was on a missing persons list
Source: The A.V. Club
Martinez, considered Arie Luyendyk Jr.’s frontrunner, was one of 35 people listed as missing from Humboldt County on the California Department of Justice's website. As the North Coast Journal reports, it turns out Martinez’s mom reported her as missing on Nov. 18 when she hadn't heard from her daughter for six days after she said she was going to work at a marijuana farm in Humboldt County. Martinez was never actually missing, as she's been regularly posting to Instagram since the missing persons' report was filed.