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Posted Thursday 5/17/18 at 10:42PM EDT
One Bachelorette contestant's occupation is listed as "social media participant": What does that even mean?
The occupation of contestant Kamil, 30, raised eyebrows amid a cast that includes a banjoist and a colognoisseur (fragrance expert). As Twitter user MJ Franklin pointed out, Kamil is not a "social media manager" or a "social media influencer." He's a "social media participant." "Like, imagine someone asking you what your job is and you're just like '...well... I have a Twitter sooooo... ¯\_(ツ)_/¯," Franklin tweeted. ALSO: One contestant is Olympic gold medalist Aly Raisman's ex-boyfriend.
Posted Thursday 5/17/18 at 2:40PM EDT
Becca Kufrin's Bachelorette suitors revealed
The men vying for Becca's heart include a former Harlem Globetrotter, a banjoist, two former professional football players, a stuntman, a "social media participant" and a sports writer who analyzes football for a living. "When did they start letting nerds on #TheBachelorette?," tweeted the sports writer, Mike Renner of Pro Football Focus. (The Bachelor creator Mike Fleiss is a former sports journalist.) ALSO: Check out the cast photo.
Posted Friday 5/11/18 at 4:18PM EDT
Bachelorette Becca Kufrin greeted by a cardboard cutout of Arie Luyendyk Jr. and a man in a chicken suit
Here's the first glimpse of The Bachelorette's limo arrivals.
Posted Monday 4/30/18 at 8:42PM EDT
Becca Kufrin is an "independent woman" in her first Bachelorette promo
"Let's do the damn thing," she says.
Posted Wednesday 4/18/18 at 11:16PM EDT
Becca Kufrin's Bachelorette season now has a tagline: "Let's Do the Damn Thing"
Chris Harrison unveiled the poster for Becca's season, featuring her wearing a gold dress.
Posted Tuesday 4/10/18 at 7:15PM EDT
The Bachelorette is getting into politics with "Beccalection"
Becca Kufrin's group date this week was filmed at the Virginia State Capital, complete with a mock election debate.
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 5:38PM EDT
Kate McKinnon and Ellen DeGeneres propose a Bachelor spinoff focusing on the traumatized cameramen
McKinnon and Mila Kunis were on Ellen talking about The Bachelor when McKinnon did an impression of what it must've been like capturing the Arie-Becca breakup for the cameraman, whom she named "Josh." "That's a really good show," DeGeneres said in response. "The other side of it, seeing the camera men. The camera men respond to what's happening on The Bachelor is a show." ALSO: Check out Becca Kufrin and her men filming The Bachelorette at a trampoline park.
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 Friday 3/16/18 at 10:05AM EDT
Becca Kufrin's first night as The Bachelorette included a guy in a chicken suit
Creator Mike Fleiss spent last night tweeting photos of Becca, the limos and her bachelors.
Posted Thursday 3/15/18 at 9:38PM EDT
Bachelorette Becca tells Ellen "my brain just kind of shut off" after Arie broke up with her
Becca Kufrin, who begins filming The Bachelorette tonight, tells Ellen DeGeneres: "Watching it back, I didn't realize that I said, 'Just leave' or 'Get out' that many times. I felt like in the moment, my brain just kind of shut off and I was so shocked that I didn't take in everything. But watching it back now I'm like, 'Tell him to get out faster!'" ALSO: Ex-Bachelor Charlie O'Connell gets engaged to Playboy Playmate Anna Sophia Berglund.
Posted Wednesday 3/07/18 at 1:41PM EST
The Bachelor failed in its attempt to do damage control after Monday's disastrous finale
Chris Harrison's "After the Final Rose" sitdown with Arie Luyendyk Jr., Becca Kuffrin and Lauren Burnham only made things worse. ALSO: Arie says dumping Becca on camera gave her the "opportunity" to be Bachelorette.
Posted Tuesday 3/06/18 at 9:38PM EST
ABC exec defends use of unedited Bachelor footage, says Arie Luyendyk Jr. wasn't forced to break up on camera
ABC reality chief Robert Mills explains the decision to show the finale breakup in real time using a split screen: "Once we saw the footage it was a two-second thing," he says. "Instant. We really needed everyone to see this and have kind of the same reaction we were having. It's like the old saying, there's three sides to every story, yours, mine and the truth. And no one's lying. And that's sort of the case here, where the more of that that we can capture, so everyone can actually see it, and not say, 'Well, I said this,' 'No, actually I said this.' Last night, there was no doubt as to what went down there, between Arie and Becca. You now know everything, whether you agree with it, or disagree with it. You see it all, and you're able to make your decision on how you feel about it." On the accusations that Arie was forced to break up on camera, Mills says "of course he could have done it off camera if he wanted to," adding: "You can't force somebody into doing something."
- The finale looked even more horrible through the dark lens of the #MeToo era
- Anti-Arie Lyuendyk Jr. billboards went up in Los Angeles and Minnesota
- Zach Braff tweets: "I don’t wanna look like this f*cker anymore"
- Erin Andrews is live-tweeting The Bachelor finale, but is holding back her true feelings because "my Fox boss would kill me"
- The Bachelor finale announces the next Bachelorette...
Posted Friday 2/23/18 at 1:50AM EST
Reality Steve has no plans to branch out from spoiling The Bachelor franchise: "I know what butters my bread"
"I get frustrated because I have plenty of opinions on other shows and other things, and I’ll fill them in on occasion," says the online personality. "But if I were to dedicate a whole column to them, I would definitely get backlash. I know what butters my bread, and that’s giving people what they want in regards to this franchise. So I will always continue to do that until something tells me I can’t or the show goes off the air. With my podcast now, I’m starting to branch out. There are some other interesting people out there that are not just from the Bachelor franchise." In a wide-ranging interview with Slate, Reality Steve spoke about his biggest inspiration (Bill Simmons) and declined to confirm he makes six figures from the site.
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."