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This Time, The Bachelor Is Black

Matt James named as first black male lead in franchise history

(Newser) - ABC's The Bachelor franchise is owning up to "diversity issues" while announcing the first black male lead in its history, which spans 18 years and 40 seasons. Matt James is a new figure to many franchise fans, though he's a close friend of Tyler Cameron, the runner-up... More »

2 More Stars Join the List of Coronavirus Patients

Bravo's Andy Cohen, Colton Underwood of 'The Bachelor' have both tested positive

(Newser) - Two more celebs have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, and they both announced it online, per the AP and USA Today . Bachelor star Colton Underwood was the first to post about his illness, putting up a short video on Instagram Friday to explain his situation. "I want to... More »

The Bachelorette Makes a 'Progressive Move'

Clare Crawley, newest star of ABC reality show, will be oldest yet at age 38

(Newser) - The 16th season of ABC's The Bachelorette kicks off May 18, and with its latest star comes a "big shift," per the Washington Post : a leading lady who's approaching 40. Clare Crawley was announced Monday as the new Bachelorette on Good Morning America, and at age... More »

'History-Making Proposal' on Bachelor Show Gets Mixed Reax

Franchise has its first same-sex proposal on 'Bachelor in Paradise'

(Newser) - Every summer for the past six years, former Bachelor and Bachelorette contestants take to a Mexican beach to try to once more find love, with the end of each season usually ending in one or more marriage proposals. This time around, per NBC News , a "history-making proposal" made its... More »

Latest Dominican Republic Sickness: a Bachelor Star

Melissa Rycroft is recovering at home after falling ill at Nickelodeon resort in Punta Cana

(Newser) - As troubling stories of mysterious illnesses and deaths in the Dominican Republic continue to mount , a familiar name to many has been caught up in the fray. Melissa Rycroft vacationed with her husband and three young children at Punta Cana's Nickelodeon resort earlier this month, and her rep tells... More »

Bachelor Finale Perpetuates a 'Toxic Myth'

Li Zhou says Colton Underwood pursuing Cassie Randolph after she dumped him is 'troubling'

(Newser) - While most of this season's finale of The Bachelor seemed hyperfocused on whether contender Colton Underwood lost his virginity, Li Zhou is now homing in on what was supposed to be the feel-good ending to the ABC reality show: Underwood dumping two remaining women and instead pursuing Cassie Randolph,... More »

Stunner on Vietnam's Bachelor Not What Bachelor Expected

2 contestants vying for Nguyen Quoc Trung's heart end up leaving with each other—well, sort of

(Newser) - Bachelor host Chris Harrison is known for repeatedly promising "the most dramatic rose ceremony ever," but the hit ABC reality show has nothing on what just happened on its Vietnamese counterpart. Mashable calls it a "surprise plot twist," which was likely an understatement for bachelor Nguyen... More »

Arie of The Bachelor: I Was '100%' Betrayed by Show Producers

Luyendyk explains his struggle to choose between 2 women and why he's irked about his portrayal

(Newser) - It took some time for the din from March's Bachelor finale —after Arie Luyendyk Jr. dumped the girl he initially chose, Becca Kufrin, and got engaged to runner-up Lauren Burnham—to subside. Now, however, thanks to Kufrin's stint as the current Bachelorette and a new profile on... More »

Angry Bachelor Fans Put Up 16 Billboards Slamming Star

And they're sending wine money to his jilted ex after odd finale

(Newser) - Bachelor fans were in for a plot twist of epic proportions during Monday night's season finale, during which this season's Bachelor, Arie Luyendyk Jr., proposed to Becca Kufrin—and then, during the final hour of the show (filmed two months after the rose ceremony), broke up with the... More »

Missing Woman Reappears—on Reality TV

'MOM. how many times do I have to tell you I don’t get cell service on The Bachelor'

(Newser) - It turns out missing people are pretty easy to find when they appear every week in your living room. The San Francisco Chronicle reports a 22-year-old woman reported missing in November in California was found this week—because she's a current contestant on The Bachelor. The strange story started... More »

Bachelor in Paradise May Be Done For

Contestant lawyers up over concerns she was too drunk to consent

(Newser) - Bachelor in Paradise might be done for good following allegations of misconduct on the set of the ABC show in Mexico. Warner Bros. is investigating and has only promised to "take appropriate responsive action." But Bachelor-spoiler site Reality Steve reports the show's fourth season is now "... More »

Sources Spill Dirty Details as Bachelor in Paradise Put on Ice

Warner Bros. says there were 'allegations of misconduct on the set'

(Newser) - Trouble in paradise: Warner Bros. on Sunday announced it has suspended production on season four of Bachelor in Paradise following "allegations of misconduct on the set." The Bachelor spinoff was filming in Mexico ahead of an Aug. 8 premiere date, and Warner Bros. had little more to add... More »

Bachelor Couple Calls It Quits

It's Splitsville for Ben Higgins, Lauren Bushnell

(Newser) - The question in the title of Bachelor spinoff Ben and Lauren: Happily Ever After? has been answered, and the answer is "No." Reality TV stars Ben Higgins and Lauren Bushnell, who got engaged during Season 20 of The Bachelor last year, have split up. "It is with... More »

Bachelor Star Called 911 After Fatal Hit-and-Run

Chris Soules then allegedly fled the scene

(Newser) - Former Bachelor star Chris Soules called 911 to report his crash that killed a fellow Iowa farmer , seeking medical help for the man before he allegedly left the scene, the AP reports. Soules told the dispatcher that he "rear-ended a guy on a tractor" with his pickup truck Monday... More »

Bachelor Chris Soules Jailed After Fatal Crash

He allegedly fled after his truck hit a tractor in Iowa

(Newser) - Former Bachelor Chris Soules is in custody after what police describe as a fatal hit and run in Iowa Monday night. Police say Soules, 35, was driving a pickup truck that collided with the back end of a tractor around 8pm near Aurora, reports KWWL . Both vehicles landed in a... More »

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 »

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