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Chris Soules Is Your New “Bachelor” Beefcake

  • Least surprising announcement in history: hot farmer Chris Soules will be the next star of “The Bachelor.” The adorable Iowan couldn’t tempt Andi Dorfman to the cornfields on last season’s “Bachelorette,” even though she would have inherited the world’s raddest mother-in-law. [US Weekly]
  • Samira Wiley from “Orange Is The New Black,” AKA Poussey, is dating one of the show’s writers, Lauren Morelli. Too cute! [Autostraddle]
  • Another “OITNB” new couple alert: Natasha Lyonne and Fred Armisen are dating. [US Weekly]
  • Jesse Helt from Salem, Oregon, has been identified as the young homeless man who accepted Miley Cyrus’ Video Music Award on her behalf on Sunday night. [Oregon Live] Keep reading »

“The Bachelorette” Romance Reject Nick Viall Blogs About Sex In The Fantasy Suite With Andi Dorfman

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While “Bachelorette” Andi Dorfman is busy posting pictures of her fiancé Josh Murray on her Instagram, her number two choice Nick Viall is preoccupied with something else. Getting dumped by Andi, yes, but also why she slept with him in the “fantasy suite” (AKA the place on the show where the couple can be together without the cameras around for an entire evening).

We all watched on the “After The Final Rose” episode as Chris Harrison explained that twice after getting dumped, Nick tried to contact Andi to talk in person. Both times, she refused to see him. The two finally saw each other for the first time on live TV and Nick got the opportunity  — prodded by Harrison — to ask Andi what had been weighing on his mind. What he asked wasn’t necessarily what anyone expected a good-looking 30something dude to ask and it dominated headlines the next day:  ”Why did you make love to me if you didn’t love me?”

Andi acted like a snot and huffed that his question was “below the belt.” However, as Nick wrote in a long essay on ex-”Bachelor” Sean Lowe’s blog for the religion website Patheos.com, it was very much a question on Nick’s mind all along. He was expecting to have gotten engaged to Andi in a few days hence. He was deeply in love and sex, clearly, meant a lot more to him than it did to her. Keep reading »

Mommie Dearest: Bravo Is Serving Up Some “Extreme Parenting”

Parenting Is Getting Extreme

There’s a new reality show coming to Bravo this Thursday: “Extreme Guide to Parenting” will be an hour-long show that follows the lives of a variety of families, all living on the “extreme” edge of parenting. Several stereotypical parenting philosophies will be represented, from the helicoptering couple to the overly attached attachment parents, authoritative parents who push their kids to excel at everything, and even a mom who hypnotizes her husband and children. Keep reading »

Nick Viall On The Fantasy Suite: “A Level Of Intimacy That Was Far Beyond Just The Act Of Sex”

Andi Called "Slut"
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Gross old dude on Fox News called the Bachelorette a "slut." Read More »
Slut Shaming Andi?
On "The Bachelorette"'s Shocking Finale & "Slut-Shaming" Andi Dorfman
No, Andi Dorfman didn't get slut shamed by Nick. Read More »
Nick's Letter To Andi
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Nick's letter to Andi ended up on "The Bachelorette"'s FB page. Read More »
  • They pooped in front of each other. I knew it. [E! Online]
  • A woman who slept with Jared Leto while he was filming “Alexander” blabbed to Star that he’s such a method actor that he insisted on having sex in character while using a Macedonian accent. [Celebitchy]
  • Also in Star: a woman who slept with Leonardo DiCaprio blabbed about his stamina in bed. Also, he asked if she had been tested for gonorrhea. [Celebitchy]
  • Ellen Barkin threw a bridal shower for George Clooney’s fiancée Amal Alamuddin. [Page Six]
  • Miley Cyrus posted old photos of riot grrrl Kathleen Hanna on her Instagram, which half makes me roll my eyes and half makes me think, “Hey, I’ll take it.” [NYmag.com] Keep reading »

Ugh: Nick Viall’s Letter To Andi Dorfman Ends Up On Facebook

Slut Shaming Andi?
On "The Bachelorette"'s Shocking Finale & "Slut-Shaming" Andi Dorfman
No, Andi Dorfman didn't get slut shamed by Nick. Read More »
Andi's Old Age Date
"The Bachelorette" Superlatives: Andi Goes On The Most Embarrassing & Unhinged Dates In "Bachelorette" History
Most embarrassing date in the show's history, anyone? Read More »
Meet Andi's Men
Meet The 25 Dudes Vying For "The Bachelorette"'s Heart (Organized By Hairstyle)
The men trying to win Andi's heart, organized by hairstyle. Read More »
Morning Quickies
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Beyonce is allegedly looking for a separate apartment from Jay Z. Read More »
  • Is nothing private on “The Bachelorette”? The letter that romance reject Nick Viall gave host Chris Harrison to hand off to Andi has now been published on the show’s Facebook page. I pity the ABC intern who had to type this up and post it online. [Facebook via US Weekly]
  • Whoopi Goldberg kinda sorta defended ESPN panelist Stephen A. Smith’s victim-blaming comments about NFL player Ray Rice’s beating of his then-fiancée. [Jezebel]
  • Taye Diggs really wants to be in “Magic Mike 2.” In other news, every woman ever really wants Taye Diggs to be in “Magic Mike 2.” [CNN] Keep reading »

On “Big Brother 16,” Caleb Reynolds’ Unrequited Obsession & The Offensiveness Of Calling Amber Borzotra A “Tease”

On “Big Brother 16,” Caleb Reynolds’ Unrequited Obsession & The Offensiveness Of Calling Amber Borzotra A “Tease”

Last week, I wrote about Caleb Reynolds’, a houseguest on “Big Brother 16,” and his unrequited romantic obsession with fellow player Amber Borzotra. While the television show has gone out of their way not to draw attention to Caleb’s out of whack fixation on Amber, those fans who subscribe to the 24/7 livefeeds are privy to how this is impacting his game, her game and the entire house. While Amber certainly has many, many supporters who see that she’s done everything she can to reject his clearly advances, there are others who have called Amber a tease. In response, Amber’s brother-in-law — one of the family members manning Amber’s Twitter feed and website while she’s in the “Big Brother” house — posted an articulate and smart response on Amber’s blog that defends Amber, but more importantly calls out a culture of victim-blaming that extends well beyond this reality TV show. With his permission, I’m republishing his piece below. Whether you’re a “Big Brother” fan or not, it’s well worth a read. — Amelia

Before I begin, just to be clear, this post isn’t about Caleb, the “Big Brother” game, or even about any concerns we may or may not have for Amber’s well-being. This is solely about the way the narrative is being portrayed by some observers: people who are not subject to the pressures/paranoia of the house and have the ability to know just about everything that is said and done before forming an opinion.

Specifically, there has been a worrying rise in “BB16″ live feed followers blaming Amber for somehow playing a part in encouraging Caleb’s unrequited feelings for her. Keep reading »

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