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Posted Friday 10/05/18 at 1:42PM EDT
The Bachelor alum Cristy Caserta dies of an apparent seizure
Caserta, 38, competed on Brad Womack's second Bachelor season, appearing only on the first episode before being sent home. According to TMZ, "Caserta was attending a class at a school in Sunrise, FL when she suddenly fell forward at the desk where she was sitting. Her alarmed classmates immediately called 911." TMZ says police don't suspect foul play.
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 Friday 9/21/18 at 10:27PM EDT
The Bachelor's Colton Underwood revealed he has a personality on Ellen -- did ABC edit him too much?
Source: The Muse
Colton's appearance on the NBC daytime show was "the most Underwood has ever spoken, ever—perhaps this is the result of some media training or maybe ABC has finally allowed him to talk—my bar is very low, but for the first time since his Bachelor crowning, I’m kind of excited to at least attempt to watch the new season," says Maria Sherman.
Posted Thursday 9/20/18 at 1:16PM EDT
Ellen introduces The Bachelor Colton Underwood to three of his bachelorettes
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Colton briefly got to know three of the women who will be vying for his affection in a game of "Know or Go." Colton also spoke to Ellen DeGeneres about being the first virgin Bachelor. "The show is known for being romantic and for being intimate and I think the stigma around virginity is that you're not romantic or sexual," he said. "So that's an interesting topic that, if ABC was ready, it would be something to showcase."
Posted Friday 9/14/18 at 11:17PM EDT
Chris Harrison: We picked Colton Underwood as The Bachelor simply because he "gives us what we felt was the best TV"
"And that’s what we’re doing; we’re trying to entertain, we’re trying to tell a story,” he says. Harrison adds: “I know people are mad, and they’re right to be mad because Jason or Blake or whoever are great people. They are and they do deserve love, and so I’m glad that people are upset. They just have to remember why they’re upset and that Colton’s a good guy, too. He’s gonna be a great Bachelor.”
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 Thursday 9/13/18 at 1:29PM EDT
Colton Underwood is reportedly interested in losing his virginity on The Bachelor
Sources close to Colton tell TMZ "the possibility of him losing his virginity on the show is very likely, and he'll be willing to pull the trigger if he feels one of the finalists is THE ONE."
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 9/11/18 at 9:05PM EDT
Chris Harrison on The Bachelor Colton Underwood's virginity: "It's kind of a great social issue to conquer and tackle this season"
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
"That's going to be one of the storylines," Harrison said on Live with Kelly and Ryan. "How does he deal with it? How do the women deal with this?" ALSO: The Bachelor alum Amanda Stanton arrested for domestic violence.
Posted Tuesday 9/11/18 at 12:52PM EDT
One of the Property Brothers has turned down The Bachelor four times
Source: Us Weekly
That's according to Drew Scott, who says brother Jonathan Scott "has been pitched like, I think four times now, been approached to be The Bachelor. He don’t need that."
Posted Thursday 9/06/18 at 1:41AM EDT
ABC may have selected Colton Underwood because he resembles past Bachelors
Colton is a bit like Nick Viall, Ben Higgins and the original "virgin" Bachelor, Sean Lowe. "The Bachelor, essentially, keeps trying to get the formula right, much like Underwood with his failed relationships," says Rebecca Farley. "The trick is to find an imminently appealing Bachelor who also very much wants to find love. A party-in-the-front, business-in-the-back kind of man. Also known as Sean Lowe, the franchise's white whale. (In this franchise, it should be said, all the whales are white.)" ALSO: Jimmy Kimmel teaches Colton the birds and the bees.
Posted Wednesday 9/05/18 at 2:03AM EDT
In defense of virgin Colton Underwood as The Bachelor: He's a wholesome change of pace to previous seasons
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
"He is a wholesome choice," says Jackie Strause, "and that is something this franchise could certainly use after being hit with backlash over Arie's season — when the 'kissing bandit' was criticized as the wrong lead in the #MeToo era — and Becca's cycle, which was hit with bad behavior and scandal time and again, including one contestant being convicted of sexual assault. One way to fix the franchise's vetting issues is certainly to lure more wholesome contestants with the safest pick. He's also dated someone famous outside the franchise (Aly Raisman) and has the biggest social media following of the new bunch — two checks in the "potential ratings" column for ABC."
- Colton is The Bachelor's most conservative pick yet: He'll have no problem upholding the show's quietly conservative, family-oriented values
- Why Colton's virginity won't be a big deal when it comes to fantasy suites
- Colton makes sense because he's pretty stereotypical Bachelor Nation with his wholesome, middle America looks
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 Friday 8/31/18 at 10:58PM EDT
Britain's version of The Bachelor is being revived after six years
British viewers had their own Bachelor for two seasons, in 2011 and 2012. Now Channel 5 is reviving the format to take on the hit reality show Love Island.