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Posted Monday 2/12/18 at 8:22PM EST
The Bachelor Winter Games boss: "It was shocking" how hard it was to bring in international stars in Trump era
"We have outside counsel who helped us in the visa process — counsel that has also helped with other Warner Horizon Television shows in the past — and they were surprised at how difficult things were in 2018 compared to 2017," said co-showrunner Bennett Graebner. "It was shocking. I had a lot of sleepless nights wondering if certain people were going to get into the country. We had real trouble with Germany. There was one guy who was on the German version of The Bachelorette; he was smart and funny, good looking and charismatic, and he spoke English very well. He was also of Persian descent and his visa was denied immediately. That was really unfortunate. There was another guy from Germany who also had visa issues. We had a lot of trouble getting Jordan, the New Zealand Bachelor, into the country."
Posted Tuesday 1/30/18 at 8:39PM EST
Former Bachelorette Rachel Lindsay explains her college relationship with NBA star Kevin Durant
“I'll put it like this: I know Kevin. We went to college together at the same time…,” she says of their time together at the University of Texas at Austin.
Posted Friday 1/26/18 at 1:32PM EST
The Bachelor creator found lower ratings for first black Bachelorette Rachel Lindsay “incredibly disturbing”: “It revealed something about our fans”
“I found it incredibly disturbing in a Trumpish kind of way,” says Mike Fleiss. “How else are you going to explain the fact that she’s down in the ratings, when — black or white — she was an unbelievable bachelorette? It revealed something about our fans.” Speaking of President Trump, Fleiss said the current White House made it harder to bring in more Bachelor franchise stars from around the world for The Bachelor Winter Games because securing visas for them proved difficult. “Our president didn’t make things any easier,” says Fleiss. Eleven countries other than the United States will be represented.
Posted Thursday 1/18/18 at 9:48PM EST
Will there be a mass Bachelorette wedding?
Us Weekly reports that Bachelor producers are hoping to see ex-Bachelorettes Kaitlyn Bristowe, JoJo Fletcher and Rachel Lindsay marrying their respective beaus as part of a mass televised wedding.
Posted Wednesday 1/17/18 at 11:05PM EST
The Bachelorette's Andi Dorfman: It’s time to do away with The Bachelor
"Just do all Bachelorettes from now on," Dorfman said with a laugh to ET, adding: "Because other than myself, The Bachelorette seems to have a way better track record." ALSO: Is The Bachelor actually mean this season?
Posted Monday 1/15/18 at 3:55PM EST
Watch the late Dolores O’Riordan recall how The Bachelorette reunited The Cranberries
The Cranberries singer, who died today at age 46, recalled in an interview with the BBC last year how the ABC reality show brought her band back together after years apart for Kaitlyn Bristowe's Bachelorette season in 2015. “Well, they asked if we’d do a performance of ‘Linger’ in their grand finale, and we said we would," O'Riordan said on BBC Breakfast in 2017.
Posted Wednesday 1/10/18 at 10:24PM EST
The Challenge: Champs vs. Stars contestant: I lost my eyesight for a while after competing
The Bachelorette alum Josh Murray says that after soap and water got in his eyes, he had to be taken to the hospital. “I really couldn’t see for a while,” he says. “My sight really didn’t come back until probably about a week later and it took a couple months to fully heal. It really, really sucked. It was a torn cornea, the whole thing was burnt. There were tears on both sides of the cornea.”
Posted Wednesday 1/10/18 at 10:24PM EST
The Bachelor this season seems like a Burning Love parody of itself
“The Bachelor in his human form tends to be a hollowed-out tree trunk of a person,” says Ellie Shechet, but Arie Luyendyk Jr seems like a special kind of boring. “With the exception of Chris Soules…—who was so offensively dull that his season unfolded kind of like a horror film, except instead of dying immediately the protagonist gets dragged off to Iowa to bear children—we haven’t had a Bachelor as comically uncharismatic as Arie Luyendyk Jr. in some time. I have now watched four entire hours of this season, and I am still entirely perplexed. It feels like he’s mimicking Ken Marino’s performance on Bachelor parody Burning Love.”
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- Why is the kissing on The Bachelor so gross?
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 Wednesday 1/10/18 at 2:41AM EST
The Bachelorette and Joe Millionaire turn 15
This week marks the 15th anniversary of former Bachelor contestant Trista Rehn kicking off the hit The Bachelor spinoff franchise. Later this year, Trista and the bachelor she picked, Ryan Sutter, will celebrate 15 years of marriage. The couple has two children. The Bachelorette premiered on Jan. 8, 2003, two days after the launch of The Bachelor knockoff Joe Millionaire, which attracted massive ratings on Fox.
Posted Monday 1/08/18 at 5:52PM EST
The Bachelor Winter Games will get visits from past Winter Olympians Nancy Kerrigan, Tai Babilonia and Randy Gardner
ABC said there will be 26 singles competing on The Bachelor spinoff, which will receive visits from current Bachelor Arie Luyendyk, Jr. and former Bachelorette Rachel Lindsay. ALSO: Nancy Kerrigan will play herself on Fresh Off the Boat.
Posted Thursday 1/04/18 at 9:05PM EST
There have been 15 Bachelor contestants named Lauren and 14 Bachelorette contestants named Chris
E! News decided to crunch the numbers, and found that Chris and Lauren are the most popular names from The Bachelor franchise. ALSO: Check out Arie Luyendyk Jr.’s 2008 mugshot.
Posted Thursday 1/04/18 at 4:57AM EST
Arie Luyendyk Jr. laughs off former Bachelorette star Jef Holm’s bet that he won’t find lasting love on The Bachelor
"I know Jef's throwing some shade at me a little bit, but we haven't spoken in four years," Luyendyk tells ET. "He would have lost his own bet, I guess."
Posted Tuesday 1/02/18 at 10:49PM EST
Arie Luyendyk Jr’s Bachelor season will reportedly pit younger women vs. older women
One bachelorette on the premiere episode didn’t reveal her age, but Us Weekly found out she’s 22, about 14 years younger than Arie. “The show hasn’t really tackled age in a way like it does this season,” a source tells Us, previewing the “drama” coming to the house. “It’s the younger women versus the older women.”
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- What it’s like to audition for The Bachelor
- Revisiting Arie’s Bachelorette past
- Twitter had a lot of fun with four bachelorettes all named Lauren
- The Bachelorette’s Jef Holm bets $5,000 that Arie and his winner won’t last a year
Posted Wednesday 12/06/17 at 7:07PM EST
The Bachelorette alum Peter Kraus reveals he suffered from an eating disorder
“At the age of 20 I had developed an eating disorder while blindly attempting to keep up with the level of fitness of my fellow models and competitors,” he wrote on Instagram this morning. “For two years I struggled in silence, always trying but never knowing how to compete with my counterparts.”