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Emily Maynard Is The New 'Bachelorette'!

January 18th, 2012 4:00pm EST
Emily Maynard
Last summer, Emily Maynard tweeted that she didn't "want to be the Bachelorette" on the then upcoming season of ABC's hit series of the same name - but that was just after appearing on the 15th season of The Bachelor, which culminated with an engagement to star Brad Womack. The couple went through a very rocky engagement and subsequent breakup just six months after filming ended (Emily accepted Brad's proposal in November 2010, but the public didn't find out until the show's season finale the following March), and Emily wasn't interested in putting herself through the whole process again.


Ratings: 'Downton Abbey' Debuts Strong; 'The Bachelor' Down Again

January 10th, 2012 4:28pm EST
Downton Abbey | Photo Credits: PBS
What's this?!? There is some accounting for taste?!? Downton Abbey's Season 2 premiere averaged 4.2 million viewers.

Nielsen data on Tuesday showed that the Emmy-winning series' return Sunday night doubled the average PBS prime-time rating, and marked an 18 percent jump over the show's first-season average — which made PBS ecstatic.

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'The Bachelor' Recap - Episode 2 Delivers With Catfights, Tears And Lots Of Drama

January 10th, 2012 1:59pm EST
Group Date
After a slow start, the second episode of The Bachelor delivers: there are catfights and competition, a change of scenery, two one-on-one dates, plenty of steamy-hot tub moments, one very awkward group date, and of course, rivers of tears from Jenna the Blogger. In other words: we get what we tuned in for!

The girls are plucked from the LA and whisked to Sonoma, California, Ben’s hometown, and more commonly known as wine country. After the requisite ‘ooh’s’ and ‘aah’s’ over their new digs, Ben announces he has a date card – for Kacie, the administrative assistant from Tennessee.

As far as...

Ben Flajnik Tells All About The Crazy New Season Of 'The Bachelor'

January 8th, 2012 9:00am EST
Ben Flajnik
As 25 women battle for his heart, the newest Bachelor, Ben Flajnik, shares secrets exclusively in this week's issue of PEOPLE about the show's wildest season yet. When Flajnik showed up to shoot the ABC reality show's Jan. 2 premiere, ladylike comportment went right out the villa's vast windows for his suitors, where it was all about big stunts and survival of the fittest. "These women looked at him like a prize," says host Chris Harrison. "Like this celebrity." One of the contestants arrived on horseback another sent her 72-year-old grandmother hobbling over on crutches to profess her ...

'The Bachelor': Season 16, Episode 1 Recap

January 5th, 2012 10:13am EST
THE BACHELOR - In Episode 1601
Horses, grannies and catfights: just three of the many surprising things in the 2 hour premiere of The Bachelor Season 16. Twenty five women will be competing for the love of Ben Flajnik, a winemaker based in San Francisco best known for having his heart (metaphorically) ripped in two by Ashley Hebert on The Bachelorette, Season 7. The episode opens with the infamous clip from the final episode, of his bended-knee proposal and his subsequent rejection. Ouch.

Not to worry - this season brings out a hopeful new Ben, one who emphasized his intentions to find real love, a willingness to commi...

Join Lauren Conrad, J-Woww and Others In Burlington Coat Factory's Warm Coats & Warm Hearts Drive

December 7th, 2011 3:00pm EST
Lauren Conrad
This year, celebs from J-Woww to Lauren Conrad and Ty Pennington to Jillian Harris, have all been helping out Burlington Coat Factory’s Warm Coats and Warm Hearts Drive. They’ve tweeted images of themselves donating coats and holding up “giving” signs to encourage consumers to drop off a gently used coat at any nearby Burlington store. All coats will then be donated locally to those in need.

So, what are you waiting for? Look through your closets and help those in need this holiday season!

Another 'Bachelorette' Break Up: Ali Fedotowski And Roberto Martinez Split

November 22nd, 2011 2:00pm EST
Ali Fedotowski and Roberto Martinez
Survivor can continue to boast that it has created more successful couples than The Bachelor series: Bachelorette couple Ali Fedotowski and Roberto Martinez have split following their reality engagement in 2010.

Representatives for the ex-couple told People that the wedding was off. Last month the magazine was told that the wedding was on hold, as they were having difficulty planning TV nuptials.

Only Trista Rehn and Ryan Sutter, the couple from the first Bachelorette season, are still married out of all of the other couples from both The Bachelor and The Bachelorette.

Q&A: 'Bachelor Pad' Star Vienna Girardi

August 29th, 2011 4:00pm EDT
Vienna Girardi
Vienna Girardi knows what it really means to be famous. After winning season fourteen of ABC's The Bachelor, she had a messy split with Jake Pavelka that labeled her a reality TV "bad girl." Now she - and her ex, not to mention her new boyfriend - are back for the second season of the Bachelor spin-off series Bachelor Pad. Before tonight's new episode (8 PM ET/PT), Vienna dropped in for a chat about love, the rest of her life, and what it's like to be judged in the public eye.

After everything that you went through on The Bachelor and afterward, why come back? Why put yourself out ...

Ben Flajnik Named Next 'Bachelor'

August 24th, 2011 9:15pm EDT
Ben Flajnik
The reality TV star briefly linked to actress Jennifer Love Hewitt has been snagged as the next Bachelor.

Ben Flajnik came in a close second on the most recent season of dating show The Bachelorette and now he'll get to pick the girl, according to Life & Style magazine.

After losing Ashley Hebert's heart to JP Rosenbaum on the season finale of the Bachelorette last month, Flajnik was romantically linked to famous admirer Love Hewitt, who met the 28-year-old winemaker on a date while he was filming in San Francisco, California.

The actress has since revealed that the couple met by coincid...

Emily Maynard & Brad Womack Discuss Their 'Bachelor' Breakup

July 3rd, 2011 10:20am EDT
The Bachelor PEOPLE
The last time Emily Maynard was in sunny Southern California, she was a contestant on the ABC reality dating show The Bachelor. That's where the Charlotte, N.C., single mom began a whirlwind TV romance with an eager-to-wed Brad Womack – a love affair that culminated in the Austin, Texas, bar owner popping the question on the show's season finale. In this week's issue of PEOPLE, Maynard opens up about the rumors that have dogged the couple for weeks: that she and Womack had broken up. "We're no longer engaged," she tells PEOPLE. "This was my worst nightmare. I thought there was no way ...

Russell Brand And Katy Perry Buy Former 'Bachelor' Pad

June 30th, 2011 2:09pm EDT
Russell Brand
British funnyman Russell Brand and singer Katy Perry have silenced rumors their marriage is in trouble by purchasing a new love nest in Los Angeles.

The Get Him to the Greek star sparked speculation his relationship with Perry was in jeopardy when they placed their Hollywood Hills home up for sale earlier this year. Brand fuelled reports of a rift when he was photographed holding hands with an unnamed woman on the set of his new film last week.

However, it appears the pair's union is as strong as ever as it emerges they have splashed out on a luxury new home in California.

Brand and P...

'The Bachelor's' Brad Womack and Emily Maynard End Engagement

June 29th, 2011 3:04pm EDT
Emily Maynard, Brad Womack | Photo Credits: Mark Wessels/ABC
The Bachelor's Brad Womack and Emily Maynard have called it quits.

"We're no longer engaged," Maynard told People.

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'The Bachelor's' Nikki Kaapke Is Cooking's 'Dekadent Diva'

June 16th, 2011 5:55pm EDT
Nikki Kaapke
As a reality star being wined and dined on ABC's "The Bachelor", Nikki Kaapke (also of "Bachelor Pad" fame) is used to tasting the best of the best when it comes to fine cuisine. Now, she is putting her eye for amazing taste to the test by adding author to her already blossoming resume. Penning the cookbook "Glamorous Cooking for the Simplest of Chefs" under her private cooking and catering company The Dekadent Diva, Nikki is now ready to share her secrets for making the most luxurious creations around.

"Once the romance, roses, and limousines are gone what’s left? FOOD! That’s right. No m...

Lorenzo Lamas To Be A Grandfather

April 21st, 2011 2:52pm EDT
Lorenzo Lamas
Beloved soap actor Lorenzo Lamas is set to become a grandfather for the first time.

The Bold and the Beautiful star's daughter, reality TV regular Shayne Lamas, and her husband Nik Richie are expecting their first child later this year.

The Bachelor star Shayne took to to announce the news.

She writes, "The Lamas-Richie family is happy, healthy and definitely pregnant."

The couple met last April and wed within 24 hours at a chapel in Las Vegas.

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HU Column: It Smells Like Roses?

April 18th, 2011 8:58pm EDT
Hollywood is a great place and the parties that I’ve had the chance to attend are sometimes the biggest events on the calendar every year. I’ve done a lot of parties in my years on the entertainment beat. If it’s movies, television or video games, events they all know how to throw some of the biggest parties.

I will always say that as long as the event has food and liquor, reporters will sign up to cover the party or the event without a problem! To tell you the truth I’ve done the same and sometimes that’s almost the only reason it’s worth attending some events. Especially...

Hollywood Unwrapped: Reality Rocks Expo

April 15th, 2011 9:13am EDT
Last weekend, the world of reality television came together to celebrate everything that is reality television. I must say that we just lost a few more brain cells because of the launch of Reality Rocks Expo. It just shows us that enough people like reality television enough that they would agree to pay $35 dollars to go see their favorite reality performer. I refuse to call them stars because in full reality, they have not done anything to get the star treatment that they are.

It’s not like sleeping with as many women or men in a big house rigged with lots of cameras is going to m...

Kids On The Way For Brad & Emily Of 'The Bachelor'? 'We're Trying'

March 20th, 2011 9:00am EDT
The Bachelor
Following a season filled with catfights and insecurities, Brad Womack, two-time star of The Bachelor, and Emily Maynard open up to PEOPLE about the struggle to save their romance. In choosing grounded single mom Maynard, 25, Womack, 38, had fallen for the fan favorite: a southern belle whose beauty masked a terrible tragedy after she lost her fiancé, NASCAR driver Ricky Hendrick, in a 2004 plane crash only to learn five days later that she was pregnant with their child.

Though a giddy Maynard accepted Womack's proposal in November, once the show - and the Texas bar owner's flirtations w...

‘Bachelor’ Brad Womack makes his choice; plus, his rejected bachelorette speaks out – March 13-19, 2011 Reality TV highlights

March 18th, 2011 11:26pm EDT
Bachelor 15 proposal
“Bachelor” Brad Womack made his final choice on Monday, giving his final rose to Emily Maynard on the show’s season finale. Brad and Emily spoke out for the first time since Brad proposed on the After the Final Rose special, although viewers were probably shocked to hear about the rollercoaster the couple had been on since that day. Not only had the couple almost wed twice, but they had broken up once. They assure viewers they are still engaged, but on Tuesday, Brad released a statement requesting privacy while the couple works out the kinks in their new relationship (full statement here). ...

Brad Womack Proposes To Emily On 'The Bachelor'

March 15th, 2011 8:22am EDT
The Bachelor
Brad Womack is in South Africa for the absolute final chapter of his two-part quest for true love reality television romance. It’s an emotional conclusion to a tedious process, which loosely translated means the most important moment of Brad’s life and among the top twenty most dramatic rose ceremonies in “Bachelor” history.

The Womack clan has invested in some leopard print safari wear for the occasion, and are on hand to help Brad make his big decision. According to Brad, the sight of his family brings tears to his eyes. According to everyone watching Brad, the sight of his family brings...

'Bachelor' Bachelorettes Let Loose On Season Villain Michelle Money – Reality TV Highlights, March 6-12, 2011

March 12th, 2011 3:09pm EST
Michelle Money,
“Bachelor” fans wait all season for the truth to spill out during each season’s Women Tell All special, and this season’s special was no exception; although, the truth that came out may not have been the truth viewers were expecting.

Yes, the women came down hard on Michelle Money for all the cruel things she said during the season, but it wasn’t really the things she said that bothered them; what bothered the women was that the Michelle that got to know in the house was NOTHING like the woman they saw in episodes. They felt confused by her two personalities and were beyond hurt that she w...

'Bachelor' Recap: Michelle's Meltdown (And The Women Tell All)

March 8th, 2011 11:20am EST
The Bachelor
Let’s be honest. After a pretty awesome tease for the requisite ‘Women Tell All’ episode of “The Bachelor,” the last thing we wanted to do was listen to Brad rehash his journey from most hated man in America to whatever he is today. Nonetheless, Brad is what we got. He likes getting slapped across the face, fangs, “Fangs,” and a good game player. He dislikes embalmers. He feels better about seeing the women on this tell-all than he did the last time. The concept of the recycled bachelor will always be absurd.

There are gross parties with Bachelor/Bachelorette alums advertising a second se...

Russell Hantz duped, sent to ‘Survivor’ Redemption Island - Feb. 27-March 5, 2011 Reality TV Highlights

March 6th, 2011 11:42am EST
Russell Hantz,
Russell Hantz, who has over and over again proclaimed himself the king of “Survivor,” was duped by his newbie tribe members on this week’s episode of the series. When Russell figured out his tribe had thrown the immunity challenge to be given the opportunity to send him to Redemption Island, he vowed to show all of them he was not to be messed with. Unfortunately, his last ditch efforts to take over – which included having Stephanie persuade Julie to switch sides – completely bombed. Keep reading for a full episode recap.

Winter 2011 TV schedule + March/April premieres

Top reality TV hig...

'Bachelor' Recap: Wife Material

March 1st, 2011 1:08pm EST
Last week’s hometown visits helped “The Bachelor” eliminate professional embalmer and future head of the funeral home, Shawntel N. Did anyone ever doubt that Brad would follow in the footsteps of previous “Bachelor (ette) s” (Jason Meznick and Ali Fedotowsky) who quickly ended their relationship with a contestant whose hometown visit included a brush with death (pet cemetery and taxidermy)? Cool as Shawntel was, she wasn’t making it out of the subsequent rose ceremony alive.

This week was a bit trickier to determine. We’ve seen Brad have his ups and downs with all three potential brides-t...

Petra Nemcova's Slinky Silver Dress - Hot Or Not?

March 1st, 2011 12:00pm EST
Petra Nemcova
Upcoming "Dancing With The Stars" contestant Petra Nemcova attended the 19th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards viewing party in a form-fitting metallic gown. What do you think of her look?

During last night's episode of The Bachelor, DWTS hosts Tom Bergeron and Brooke Burke revealed the new cast, which also includes: rapper Romeo, boxer Sugar Ray Leonard, Disney star Chelsea Kane, actor Ralph Macchio, reality show star Kendra Wilkinson, football star Hines Ward, talk show host Wendy Williams, WWE wrestler Chris Jericho, actress Kirstie Alley and radio personality Mike Cathe...

'Dancing With The Stars' Cast Leak: Who's Competing On The 2011 Season?

February 28th, 2011 2:30pm EST
Kendra Wilkinson
The names of six of 11 candidates allegedly competing on the 2011 season of "Dancing With the Stars" was just published on The group includes a wrestler, reality show favorite and a couple of lesser-known stars.

Here's half of the purported lineup: wrestler Chris Jericho, rapper Lil' Romeo, Hugh Hefner's ex and E! reality show honey Kendra Wilkinson, former "Cheers" star Kirstie Alley, talk show host Wendy Williams, and Disney star Chelsea Kane.

ABC is making the official announcement during tonight's new episode of "The Bachelor." (UPDATE! CHECK OUT THE OFFICIAL CAST LIST HERE!)...

'Bachelor' Star Melissa Rycroft Welcomes Baby Girl

February 17th, 2011 9:00am EST
Melissa Rycroft
TV star Melissa Rycroft has given birth to a baby girl. "The Bachelor" star welcomed her first child with husband Tye Strickland on Wednesday.

The tot, weighing in at 6 lbs, 13 oz., has been named Ava Grace, according to

Rycroft tells the website, "Our lives have changed so much in the last two years and today we've been blessed with the best change ever, our beautiful baby girl."

'The Bachelor' Recap: From Brad To Worse

February 15th, 2011 11:11am EST
Emily - The Bachelor
Brad has only six ladies left to reject before going home and asking #1 ‘Bachelor’ Blocker, Laurel to marry him again. If you read/believe US Weekly, it turns out that the lady that screwed up Jillian Harris’ dream of winding up with Wes “Love Don’t Come Easy” Hayden a few years ago also managed to get Brad down on bended knee just weeks before he started handing roses out to all these dopes. What a great way to kick off the Valentine’s Day edition of “The Bachelor.”

This week’s tropical locale is the Caribbean island of Anguilla. There are three one-on-one dates this week, and Emily is u...

'The Bachelor' Recap: Michelle Vs Chantal

February 8th, 2011 11:40am EST
The Bachelor
This week, Michelle and Chantal's showdown takes center stage on “The Bachelor.” The exotic site of this epic battle is the jungles of Costa Rica, where Brad Womack is sent to continue on his quest to find love and redemption on reality television.

Round 1 – Chantal O. (28) for making it through the re-appearance of the bachelorettes’ ages intact. Michelle may be the most age-appropriate choice for Brad but girl looks like she’s been rode hard for (30).

Round 2 – Chantal O - The obvious early victor of the night, Chantal O becomes the first girl of the season to win a second one-on-one...

Reality TV Highlights, Jan. 30-Feb. 5: Intentional Weight Gains Plague 'Biggest Loser'

February 5th, 2011 7:17pm EST
Dan and Don Evans - both brothers were eliminated from
Dan and Don Evans - brothers who were eliminated from "The Biggest Loser: Couples 4" after gaining weight

Intentional weight gains plagued “The Biggest Loser: Couples 4” this week, annoying viewers and making trainers think twice about certain players’ desires to truly lose weight and get healthy.

Winter 2011 TV schedule

It was no surprise that Bob and Jillian were upset when Dan and Irene each gained weight on purpose, although Jillian’s stone silence was surprising and a little scary, but viewers upset over the circus the season is becoming could lead people to give up on this seaso...

'The Bachelor' Recap: Waking Up In Vegas

February 1st, 2011 1:22pm EST
The Bachelor
Last week, ABC's promo department sparked controversy on 'Bachelor' message boards and drew ire from outraged commentators who were appalled to see Emily on a date at the race track. After all, the sweet single mom had lost her race-car driving fiance in a plane crash less than a week before finding out she was pregnant with his child, and this date seemed specifically designed to exploit her grief. Is "The Bachelor" really that tasteless and insensitive? Um... this isn't exactly a revelation, is it?

Before we get to Emily's inevitable discomfort, let's rewind to the beginning of the episo...