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Bachelor Franchise Makes 'Historic' Announcement

Rachel Lindsay will be first African-American lead

(Newser) - After 15 years and 33 seasons, The Bachelor franchise has finally cast its first African-American lead. Rachel Lindsay, one of four women left competing for Nick Viall's heart on the current season of The Bachelor, will kick off her own search for love as The Bachelorette on ABC on... More »

Bachelor Contestants Skip the Bachelor, Romance Each Other

They may not have won the reality show, but they won something

(Newser) - Tiffany Scanlon and Megan Marx didn't win the Australian version of The Bachelor, at least not in the traditional sense. Neither contestant ended up with bachelor Richie Strahan, but they did end up with each other. As CBS News reports, fans had been speculating for weeks that there was... More »

Ex-Bachelor Contestant Dies in Plane Crash

She was piloting a 'motorized hang glider'

(Newser) - Erin Storm, a former contestant on The Bachelor, was killed Monday when the small plane she was piloting crashed soon after takeoff in Los Angeles, US Magazine reports. Storm, a pilot working for an aircraft training facility at the Hawthorne Municipal Airport, appeared on the popular reality show's 12th... More »

Bachelor Contestant Dead After Apparent Suicide

Gia Allemand, 29, died with family at New Orleans hospital

(Newser) - A former Bachelor contestant died today in New Orleans, two days after she apparently tried to kill herself, CNN reports. Gia Allemand was found unconscious at home by her boyfriend, NBA player Ryan Anderson, and taken to University Hospital, where the 29-year-old was kept on life support until today. "... More »

Bachelor Host Soon to Be a Bachelor

Chris Harrison and wife Gwen ending marriage

(Newser) - Could the Bachelor host be the next Bachelor? Chris Harrison is ending his marriage after 18 years and two children together, his rep confirmed yesterday. Harrison, 40, has hosted the ABC dating series and its spinoffs since it first came on the air in 2002, the AP reports. "Though... More »

Black Would-Be Contestants Sue Bachelor

They say show, along with 'Bachelorette,' favors white people

(Newser) - Two black men are taking The Bachelor and The Bachelorette to court with a lawsuit that claims the reality shows are blocking contestants of color from starring roles. Nathaniel Claybrooks and Christopher Johnson filed a federal lawsuit in Nashville today against the popular TV shows claiming they are engaged in... More »

TV's Next Bachelor: Tim Tebow?

Reality show host wants Denver Broncos quarterback

(Newser) - You might soon see Tim Tebow searching for love on ABC's The Bachelor, if host Chris Harrison has his way. "I’ve actually met Tim Tebow. I met him about becoming our next Bachelor," Harrison told Access Hollywood yesterday. "I think he’d be a great... More »

20 Reality Shows With Awful Prizes

Fame? Money? Marriage? Think again

(Newser) - Before you bust out your Michael Jackson impression for a shot at $1 million on America’s Got Talent, consider this: That $1 million is actually $375,000. Unless, of course, you want to take $25,000—before taxes—per year for 40 years. The Daily Beast tells the truth... More »

10 Reality Show Rivalries

Pamela Anderson not a fan of Kate Gosselin, and more

(Newser) - Everyone apparently hates Kate Gosselin, and that includes fellow Dancing With the Stars competitor Pamela Anderson. In their honor, the Frisky lists the 10 best reality show rivalries:
  • Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie: The rivalry that all others aspire to. After starting The Simple Life as besties, they had a
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Pam Anderson, Erin Andrews to Heat Up DWTS

Plus, 80-year-old astronaut Buzz Aldrin joins the fray

(Newser) - We’re all very excited that Kate Gosselin will be back in our lives on a weekly basis thanks to Dancing With the Stars—but who else is joining her, and what do all these people have in common? Fellow contestants for season 10 are mostly “public figures improving... More »

Bachelor Gal in Sex Tape Scandal

Rozlyn Papa, who allegedly slept with a producer, is supposed star

(Newser) - Another day, another reality star sex tape scandal. This time it’s Rozlyn Papa, the former Bachelor contestant famous for being booted from the show after allegedly sleeping with a producer (and later being called “ desperate ” by the show’s host). Whoever is shopping the tape around claims... More »

Drug Trials a Lot Like Reality TV

(Newser) - Only one couple from The Bachelor has actually gotten married. No Apprentice winner has become fabulously wealthy. American Idol produced Taylor Hicks. Reality shows don’t always make good on their real-world promises, and in that way, they’re a lot like clinical drug trials, writes pediatrician Darshak Sanghavi in... More »

Octuplet Mom Will Be Lookin' for Love on Reality Show

Unclear which network has rights to show

(Newser) - Just in case you ever wanted to live vicariously as a single mom of 14, an as-yet-unnamed network is giving octuplet mom Nadya Suleman her own reality show, Hollyscoop reports. As if chronicling that can of worms weren't enough, the show will toss in the requisite twist: It will also... More »

Beef With The Bachelor: Men Should Do the Chasing

Men only appreciate what they fight for, author writes

(Newser) - You might view ABC’s The Bachelor as harmless fun. Think again. “It’s wrong. It’s just plain wrong,” Lisa Earle McLeod writes in the Huffington Post. “It violates the social order of the universe.” No, not because reality TV is evil or sexist. It’... More »

Bachelor Castoff to Rebound on DWTS

Rihanna makes music again as Jessica Simpson craves ring

(Newser) - Melissa Rycroft has dried her tears and put on her dancing shoes, People reports. Only days after being jilted by Jason Mesnick on The Bachelor—and renouncing reality TV altogether—Rycroft has agreed to compete on Dancing With the Stars' Monday premiere. She will fill in for Access Hollywood host... More »

Bachelor's Jason Betrayed Me: Melissa

Plus, revenge author to Melissa: Keep that $65K ring!

(Newser) - In her first interview since being dumped on national television, former Bachelor fianceé Melissa Rycroft told Ellen DeGeneres today she felt betrayed and lied to, Us reports. Rycroft said she knew Jason Mesnick had contacted runner-up Molly Malaney once, but when she asked him, "'Am I going to be... More »

This Bachelor Jerk Is Hard to Hate

He may have dumped his fiance, but he's a real guy: Kaufman

(Newser) - Jason Mesnick, the 32-year-old Bachelor star who publicly dumped his fiance of 6 weeks for the show's runner-up, is a jerk, but he's hard to hate, Amy Kaufman writes in The Wrap. "He's a total dime piece: tan, crisply ironed blue button-downs and a winning grin," she... More »

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