Sophie Gradon, a reality star who appeared on the British dating show Love Island, was found dead at a residence in Medburn, Ponteland this past Wednesday.
She was 32 years old.
"At about 8:27 p.m. yesterday (20 June) police attended a property in Medburn, Ponteland, where sadly a 32-year-old woman was found deceased," Northumbria Police told BBC News in a statement Thursday, adding:
"There are not believed to be any suspicious circumstances surrounding her death. A report will now be prepared for the coroner."
Gradon's cause of death is unknown at the moment.
The late Love Island contest's boyfriend, Aaron Armstrong, also paid touching tribute to Sophie on Facebook, writing the following:
"I will never forget that smile I love you so so much baby your my world forever ever and always."
Armstrong included the following selfie with Gradon along with this heartwrenching caption:
Love Island is hosted by Caroline Flack and it plops single people down in a luxurious paradise, with the hope that they will find romance with each other there.
Throughout the series, Flack delivers challenges, twists and surprise announcements to the stars, each meant to test the relationships between those "stranded" on this island.
To remain on the program, contestants must couple up and win the hearts of the public, as viewers ultimately decide who stays on Love Island and who goes.
Flack, meanwhile, responded to Gradon's passing on Twitter:
"So very sad . Such a beautiful soul .... such a beautiful smile ...thoughts and love with friends and family @sophiegradon."
And the series itself had this to say:
"The whole ITV2 and Love Island team are profoundly saddened to hear the news about Sophie, and our deepest sympathies and thoughts go to her family and friends."
Gradon, who had over 400,000 Instagram followers, appeared on Love Island in 2016.
So did Alex Bowen, who said on social media that Sophia was "a beautiful person with a beautiful soul," while Kady McDermott, another 2016 participant, said she was "absolutely heartbroken" over this news.
The 32-year old, it's worth noting, was also crowned Miss Newcastle and Miss Great Britain in 2009.
The organizers of the latter beauty pageant said on Twitter they were "sending all our love" to Gradon's family. And we are doing the same.
Meanwhile, an on-screen tribute was featured prior to Thursday's episode of the show:
Other reality television stars have also mourning Gradon online, with Mario Falcone from The Only Way is Essex saying he was left "speechless" by the news.
We send our condolences to Gradon's friends, family members and loved ones.
May she rest in peace.
It all started when Luann de Lesseps learned that Ramona was trying to get a meeting with her ex-husband, Tom D'Agostino at his New Year's Eve party. It especially hurt Luann because the event was being held in the same venue she and Tom threw their wedding rehearsal dinner a year before.
Oh yes, it all linked back to the failed marriage between both de Lesseps and D'Agostino. It was one of those moments on reality TV that viewers probably rolled their eyes at because, well, Tom was a snake.
He was meeting other women, and Luann was so blinded by love that she was willing to throw some of her oldest friends out with the trash to mingle with the New York rats.
“I heard through the grapevine that Ramona was calling Tom to try to invited to the party that was on the boat our rehearsal dinner was on,” de Lesseps said during the episode.
“How low was that? What is that all about?”
Luann went on to say that it was more hurtful because she was in rehab following her arrest, and her supposed friend was going around acting like she didn't exist.
“Here I am in rehab … I mean, what’s wrong with her?” de Lesseps added. “It’s mind-blowing that she would even consider something like that and call herself my friend?”
Luann has long been the voice of reason among the housewives, but as far as Tom is concerned, her vision was clouded by love. When it comes to picking and choosing her friends, she is generally strict.
“It’s very uncool…,” de Lesseps said. “She’s texting me at the same time, ‘I’m here to support you, I hope everything’s okay.’ … It’s shocking even for Ramona! … Is she really that dumb? … What a traitor.”
In true Ramona fashion, she pleaded that she was innocent and even said there was no reason for her to apologize. Yes, really.
“I do not want to hurt Luann, but I did nothing wrong in my opinion,” Singer shared with audiences.
“Tom never did anything to me, I saw him exactly for what he is and was, and I accept him.”
“What is Luann so upset about? She started dating Tom behind my back. She knew I was dating him and never shared that fact,” Singer continued. This is in reference to Singer dating Tom once upon a time.
In Ramona's defense, she could have thought Tom was fair game.
The other housewives were Team Luann on this one, and they had a lot to say about it.
“What kind of a—— woman would want to go to Tom’s New Year’s Eve party? That’s what you call a real slob kabob,” yelled Dorinda Medley upon hearing the news.
“That’s bad. This is worse than bad. … The New Year’s Eve thing is f—– up,” Bethenny Frankel said. “If I did that, it would be like I murdered somebody. … I’d kill her.”
“We’re friends, but still, I’m there for [Luann],” Sonja Morgan said. “Your loyalty is to Luann.”
“How would you feel if you were me?” de Lesseps ultimately asked. “‘Hey, what are you doing for New Year’s Eve? Last year you got married on that boat. On that day … ”
The addition of the other women helped Sonja realize there was something sketchy about the whole thing.
“You know what, it was a bad call. It was a bad call,” Singer later said after thinking about things. “And I shouldn’t have done it. Just because my girlfriend wanted me to do it, I shouldn’t have done it because of her.”
“Listen, I’m not perfect,” she continued on her apology tour. “And I never said I am. It’s all about recognizing when you make a mistake. I know it sounds silly, but if it were [your boyfriends], I never would have texted. Something about Tom … it was like a little blip. They were together six months, a year, and this girl was pressuring me. [Her arrest], that had nothing to do with Tom.”
“I was reflecting on that because I could be completely upset with Ramona, but I actually feel sorry for her,” de Lesseps later said to Dorinda. “It’s kind of pathetic what she did. Do you see remorse there? Because I didn’t see remorse.”
Yeah, this looks like the beginning of a new feud, and there are going to be some big issues going ahead.
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After Southern Charm star Thomas Ravenel was accused of sexual assault by two different women, many fans of the show wondered if girlfriend Ashley Jacobs would soon dump him.
Instead, Ashley has seemed to double down on their relationship.
But a new report says that Thomas is gearing up to dump the woman who remained by his side. Wow.
A source tells RadarOnline that Thomas Ravenel and Ashley Jacobs are ready to split.
The source reports."The romance between Ashley and Thomas is over."
The alleged final straw? Ashley appearing at the Southern Charm reunion without Thomas after Bravo disinvited Thomas from attending.
(Odd, because she went there to defend him, but so little about romance and the ensuing breakups is fully rational)
It sounds, however, like this source is reporting that they haven't actually, officially, broken up just yet.
But it sounds like it's just a matter of time.
"Thomas is ready to breakup with Ashley," the source reveals.
Gosh. Does she know yet?
The source simply adds: "The relationship has run its course."
Well, that sure sounds final.
Reportedly, it was seeing their romance on Southern Charm as it aired that helped him to make up his mind.
Whenever this alleged breakup goes down, it doesn't sound like it's going to be very public.
"Thomas is a gentleman," the source says, though some would say that this characterization has, well, run its course.
"So he’s not going to humiliate her when they break up," the source explains.
Wait, is not humiliating your significant other the standard for gentlemanly behavior, now? Because most people who aren't Arie Luyendyk Jr. would qualify.
"But he is at his breaking point," the source continues. "And ready to end things."
Hey, that happens sometimes.
And the signs have been there, some argue, for a while.
Arie used to post a lot more photos of Ashley. He'd upload one after the other to his Instagram.
Now? Well, see for yourself in that gif above how many photos you have to slide through to find that one of the two looking cozy.
You see his ex, his kids, his mom, and even Snoopy the fictional dog before you get to Ashley. In a photo from May 18.
But that might not be a sign that the end of their relationship is nigh, exactly.
It may be that Thomas is simply trying to soften his public image after the accusations of sexual assault.
Fewer photos of him drinking with his girlfriend, more photos of him as a father and family man.
Not a terrible strategy, all things considered.
Now, this whole situation gets a little weirder.
According to RadarOnline's insider, Thomas Ravenel has already "told Kathryn that he wants out of the relationship."
Kathryn Dennis is not just Thomas' costar and she's not even merely his ex.
She is the mother of his children.
We've all seen Ashley Jacobs' insane verbal attack on Kathryn on Southern Charm. The cast was appalled at Ashley and at Thomas for not saying anything.
(They did praise Kathryn for keeping cool)
But RadarOnline says that one of the factors that got Thomas to decide to end things with Ashley was watching the season as it aired. Sometimes, seeing yourself in the third person can help make things clear.
Isn't it kind of weird that he's doing the dumping, though?
Thomas Ravenel is accused of raping two different women, one of whom was Nanny Dawn, who used to take care of his children.
Charleston police are investigating and so is Bravo, but plenty of women would have distanced themselves from an alleged sexual predator.
Instead, he's reportedly aiming to break things off.
Bachelor in Paradise?
More like... No Longer a Paradise Because I Just Asked the Woman of My Dreams to Marry Me! In Paradise!
Indeed, while this reality show title would be way too long and would make very little sense in nearly every context, it would apply perfectly at the moment to Ashley Iaconetti and Jared Haibon.
According to People Magazine (and the revealing photo below), Haibon popped the biggest question of his life to Iaconetti on Sunday.
And he did it in a way that was simultaneously romantic, public and very much planned ahead of time:
He proposed while filming Bachelor in Paradise Season 5.
In an image released by ABC, Haibon Haibon got down on one knee on the beach, opened up his ring case and allegedly stunned his bride-to-be, who reacted by placing her hands on her chest and throwing her head back in excitement.
Back in 2015, loyal fans of this reality series may recall, Iaconetti was devastated to be turned down by Haibon after seemingly getting close to him on Season 2 of this same series.
But the stars remained close and Haibon eventually came to the same realization Ashley had before him:
They were soulmates!
"I never felt like it was over between us after Paradise, which is why I said we're still going to be friends," Jared said during a YouTube video of the couple's love story, which they titled "The Story of Us."
"Like, it just didn't feel over," he added in this lengthy and often-mocked piece of footage.
Haibon also admitted in this video that Ashley dating some other dude is what gave him the "kick in the ass" he needed to see what was in front of him this entire time.
Watch the video here:
"Bachelor Nation hasn’t seen so many of the important details that make up our story," the couple says in this video, adding:
"[We] thought there was no better way to explain to the people who have followed our love lives for over three years than by filming our own episode of The Story of Us."
Back during their first run on Bachelor in Paradise, there was chatter that Haibon and Iaconetti had sex, which would have been the first time for the latter enjoying such an experience.
It might explain what has drawn Ashley to Jared with such intensity over the years if this rumor is accurate.
“There’s just this undeniable, magnetic force between the two of us that just is indescribable,” Haibon told People Magazine at the annual Nylon Young Hollywood Party last mont, adding at the time:
And then there was this from Iaconetti, said to Bachelor alum Ben Higgins during iHeartRadio's The Ben and Ashley I Almost Famous Podcast:
""He is my person. He is my soul mate."
What else ise there to say?
Congrats to the very, very happy couple!
Oh, that Rahn. Will he ever stahp?
That's likely the question on the mind of Ronnie Ortiz-Magro's castmates today, as the Jersey Shore crew was forced to stop filming ahead of schedule due to ongoing drama between Ronnie and his baby mama, Jen Harley.
Until yesterday, the cast was in Las Vegas filming a second season of Jersey Shore Family Vacation.
The title isn't terribly apt in Magro's case, as Vegas is his home turf these days.
So it was a bad choice of locale for reasons that go beyond the irony of filming a show with "Shore" in the title in the middle of a landlocked state.
You see, if you've been watching the current season of JSFV, you know that Ron and Jen's relationship isn't the greatest.
During his time in South Beach, Ronnie cheated on Jen with a French woman who was unimaginatively dubbed "French Fry."
But that was only the beginning of their problems.
Shortly after that episode aired, Ronnie accused Jen of cheating on him, in a wild Instagram rant in which he also called her a "c-m dumpster."
In the weeks since, Harley and Ortiz-Magro broke up and got back together several times, so it should've come as no surprise to Shore producers when their relationship drama dominated the first few days of filming in Vegas.
Maybe that was the plan. Maybe the plan backfired.
Whatever the case, the plan was scrapped when -- to use the parlance of Shore's current season -- Ron spiraled and quickly spun out of control.
Last week, Magro got in a fight with another guest at a Vegas hotel.
Just days later, MTV pulled the plug on filming in Vegas and sent the cast back to the Garden State.
“They cannot wait to get the hell out of the desert and be away from everything surrounding Ronnie and Jen,” a source close to production tells Radar Online.
The situation had apparently gotten so bad that the cast was considering holding an intervention in response to Ron's self-destructive behavior.
“They are all adults now, and they cannot watch Ronnie destroy his life anymore,” says the insider.
Hey, the guy's been fun to watch this season, but he's a 32-year-old dad now.
Maybe he should cool it on the Ron-Ron juice for a bit.
Jill Zarin returned on The Real Housewives of New York City Season 10 Episode 11, and we wish it were under better circumstances.
The former cast member reunited with the ladies as she geared up for her late husband, Bobby Zarin's funeral.
"I got a text from mutual friends and Jill herself that Bobby passed away. It's really sad. I knew how close they were," said Ramona Singer while chatting with Dorinda Medley.
Ramona went on to confirm that she met up with Bobby and Jill while he was ill, and they put the past behind them. That's a pretty big move when you consider the history between the three of them.
"Bethenny hasn't seen her for six years," continued Ramona, which essentially confirmed we were going to be in for one of the most awkward reunions in the history of reunions.
If you watch The Real Housewives of New York City online, you know that Bethenny and Jill were once best friends, but a falling out paved the way for them to part ways and never speak again.
"Despite what happened with Jill, Bobby loved me," said Bethenny of the whole situation, and made her way back from Aspen in luxury via a private jet for the event.
Bethenny maintained that she was going to pay her respects and make a swift exit, but it all hit home for her when she was there.
"I don't know why I'm not leaving. I want to see her again. I'm feeling bad for a woman who lost her husband. It's a real loss," Bethenny said to the audience.
Their reunion was as heartbreaking as one would expect. Jill admitted that she was in a difficult spot because she had not been alone since her 20s.
"So proud. Bobby loved you," Jill declared.
"Where are the gift bags? Terrible funeral," Bethenny said, clearly attempting to make light of a dire situation.
After the funeral, Luann appeared in the episode thanks to the power of the telephone. Bethenny hit her up, and they got talking.
Luann was mad that she missed the funeral, but she realized she needed to get herself better or she was going to end up in some serious trouble.
"It was a wake-up call for me. This is the bottom," Luann shared with her friend.
But Luann was looking at the positive side of things and admitted that it was for the best she was arrested because it gave her the nudge in the right direction she needed.
Tinsley's mother, Dale, was in the city and met up with her daughter. It quickly emerged that Dale was meddling in her daughter's life by telling Scott Tinsley's biological clock was running out.
"Oh my god. Literally," Tinsley said, before telling her mother to stay out of her life if her aim was to mess things up.
Despite all of the drama, Tinsley went to look for wedding dresses with her mother. Is there actually hope for them to get married?
There may be a way for them to have kids. Tinsley made a video call to Dr. Denker aka her fertility specialist, and he showed them a picture of her eggs.
"I'm looking at what potentially could be my children," said Tinsley.
We finally got more intel from Luann as the episode drew to a close.
"This past month for me has been eye-opening," Luann said to the audience.
"I feel really, really good," said Luann on a phone call to Dorinda. "I've been self-medicating for a while. I binge in order to cover my emotions."
"I want to see what it's like to be sober, see if I can actually enjoy myself without it," Luann said as the episode closed.
What did you think of the episode?
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Be warned: this video features some upsetting content.
Now, this very tense video has surfaced. Is this evidence?
Molly is from Georgia. Luis is from the Dominican Republic.
The two met in Santo Domingo and fell in love. But they had a falliing out and, despite efforts to make it work, decided to divorce at the beginning of the year.
Later, Luis hinted to followers that there was more going on than a simple parting of the ways.
"If you want to see all about domestic violence soon," Luis teased on his Instagram. "Follow this page. It's gonna post there."
Now, it appears that cell phone video that Luis may have recorded during his relationship with Molly has surfaced.
The one-minute video appeared on multiple social media outlets, though it is not currently on Luis' actual Instagram page.
The unsung superheroes over at Starcasm did their best to piece together a transcript of the audible parts of this video.
They note that there is some disagreement over whether Luis is saying the word "hate" or "hit" in this video.
That is a ... very important difference. We'll have more discussion of that at the end.
Molly: "Good luck! Oh, you think you’re going to get something from me? Cause you ain’t takin’ s--t from me!"
Luis: "Why you have to ...?"
Molly: "You’re not gonna do anything. Where you talk about ..."
Not everything that they say is easy to understand. There are portions of the video where the audio is just garbled.
Molly: "You think you’re gonna get s--t? You ain’t gettin’ s--t!"
Luis: "Why you -- Why you hate me? Why you hate me? Why you hate me? Why?"
There's some more audio that is just unintelligible.
Molly: "Good luck with that! Oh, I got money, and I got a lawyer. You’re out. You’re f--king outta here!"
Luis: "Why? Why you hate me? Why you hate me?"
Molly: "Because you know exactly!"
Luis: "That is a bulls--t. That is a bulls--t."
Molly: "You manipulate!"
Luis: "After I left everything for you? Because I ..."
He is referring to leaving his home in the Dominican Republic to come to George to be with a significantly older woman.
Molly: "You didn’t leave everything! …it has nothing to do with filming. It has to do with you…how you think you’re gonna stay here"
Molly: "Don’t f--kin’ threaten me. Don’t threaten me…"
Luis: "You know, I did everything because I love you."
Molly: "…piece of s--t. You’re f--king trash"
Now, quite frankly, with the exchange of those heated words, we feel very confident in saying that these two should not be married.
If someone talks to you that way, they are a toxic influence on your life.
But ... while this sounds like verbal and perhaps emotional abuse, was there any domestic violence in this video?
Several times, it seems that Molly is raising her hand. But whether she was trying to strike Luis or simply poiting for emphasis (as many people do while speaking) is not entirely clear.
(In contrast, 90 Day Fiance's own cameras were there to film it when Anfisa Arkhipchenko struck Jorge Nava, which left little doubt)
Perhaps a courtroom video analyst who has trained for years in these things would have better luck determining if the video is evidence of violence.
Similarly, perhaps some fancy audio tech could help determine whether Luis is saying "hit" or "hate." Hate is toxic, but hitting is domestic violence.
No matter what, the video sure is intense and a little scary.
Becca learned the truth about one of her suitors on The Bachelorette this week.
No, not the one who apparently wants to make America great again via some really controversial viewpoints.
But the one who actually used to date one of Becca's close friends.
Whoa there, right? Talk about awkward!
We'll start with the first group date of Season 14, however, which went to Clay, Nick, Chris R., David, Jean-Blanc, Jordan, Connor and Lincoln.
Kufrin actually fooled the fellas them into thinking they were in for a day of pampering when she surprised them with custom suits and champagne.
Everyone looked rather spiffy, as you can see above.
However, the actual activity ended up being a marriage-themed obstacle course hosted by last season’s Bachelorette Rachel Lindsay and her fiancé (yes, they're still together!), Bryan Abasolo.
Lincoln came out on top in this event, earning a framed photo of himself and Becca for his efforts.
Things got a little weird from there, though.
Already irritating all the guys in his path, Lincolm insisted on propping the picture up on the table in front of the rest of the suitors during the date.
He also talked to it, interacted with it and, yes, kissed it multiple times.
In response, Connor hurled the photo into the pool, which prompted Lincoln to run off and whine to Becca.
"I feel threatened, physically," he told The Bachelorette, who somehow managed to mediate the dispute without getting her rolled eyes stuck in the back of her head.
Becca eventually gives the group date rose to Jean-Blanc.
The next morning, Lincoln ended up crying - yes, real tears - over what transpired with the picture.
This guy seems like a real keeper... NOT!
For her first one-on-one date since Arie Luyendyk Jr. broke up with her on national television, Blake joined Becca at a warehouse full of Arie-themed memorabilia.
Really. This was the date, you guys.
The two then proceeded to violently destroy everything, all while Lil Jon‘s “Turn Down for What" played in the background.
Later that evening, Blake and Becca sat down for dinner and the former opened up about his previous romance, saying he found out his girlfriend at the time was about to dump him when he saw a few texts from her friend pop up on her phone.
He was trying to relate to Becca's Bachelor-based heartbreak.
We guess it worked, too, since he received a rose after this meal concluded.
“Since night one, I have felt such comfort and a sense of ease with you,” she told him. “I feel like we’re on the same page with what we’re looking for in life and it just restores so much hope.”
The next day, it was group date number-two time with Garrett, Rickey, John, Ryan, Alex, Christon, Trent, Leo, Wills and Colton.
The men competed in an intense game of dodgeball, but it only served as precusor for the intense conversation Colton would have with Becca a few hours later.
Much to our Bachelorette's shock, Colton came clean about a short-lived relationship with Tia Booth, who competed on The Bachelor alongside Becca and who is close pals with Kufrin.
(Another fun, romantic fact: Colton also dated Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman!)
“We had a weekend together and we had a good time, but for me the timing wasn’t right to grow what was a spark into a flame,” he explained Becca, adding:
“If my feelings were strong enough, I wouldn’t have came on [the show]. I think that from what I know of you, we could build something awesome.
"We could have the time. Whereas it wasn’t there, moving forward, with her.”
Becca, who gave her group date on this case to Willis, didn't react positively to Colton's confession.
“I’m not going to lie - I don’t know how I feel about it,” she replied.
“It makes me feel a little bit sick. I’m very attracted to you, I really like where our conversation was on night one and I feel like we had a lot in common, but it’s a very tricky situation.
"It puts me in a very strange position. It’s just a lot to take in right now.”
At the cocktail party prior to the Rose Ceremony, Jordan stripped down to his underwear...
... but Becca barely even noticed.
All she could think about was what Colton told her.
“I feel like I see something in you that I’m very attracted to, and there’s that interest there,” she said, basically trying to come to grips with a physical attraction to a guy who likely porked one of her friends.
“Until I have more clarity, I don’t even want to really invest in this relationship. So if you sense that I am holding back with you, I am.”
(How much will Colton's reveal impact his future on the show? Visit our section of The Bachelorette spoilers to find out!)
When all was said, done, revealed, thrown, screamed over and smooched, Becca kept Colton around.
She sent Alex, Rickey and Trent packing.
But did she make the right decision?
Click on the video below to watch The Bachelorette online and decide for yourself:
Jenelle Evans 1, MTV 0.
It appears as if this controversial cable network personality has won her stand-off against producers and executives, following many weeks' worth of speculation that Evans may be fired from Teen Mom 2.
Such rumors ran wild around the Internet because Jenelle basically initiated her own boycott of the program.
After MTV fired her husband, David Eason, as a result of his many homophobic remarks, Evans refused to film.
She especially took a strong stance against filming the Teen Mom 2 reunion special in New York City last month, refusing to attend unless the network footed the traveling expenses for her and David.
Producers refused. And Evans remained true to her word.
She skipped the taping.
(And, in the process, she missed quite an explosive situation, as Briana DeJesus and/or her sister allegedly brawled on stage with Kailyn Lowry as cameras rolled.)
However, Radar Online now reports that Evans has essentially come out on top in this quasi game of chicken with her bosses:
She WILL be part of the reunion special after all.
How is this possible? Considering the special has already been filmed?
MTV has agreed to send Dr. Drew Pinsky down to North Carolina to film a separate, one-on-one interview with Evans that will be incorporated into the reunion.
The network has stood strong against Eason, though, as he will play no role in this filming.
“MTV arranged for Jenelle to film with just Dr. Drew in North Carolina after she threw a temper tantrum and refused to face the other girls without David,” an insider tells Radar, adding of the arrangement:
"She is scheduled to film on Sunday, but David can’t be anywhere near filming.
"So either he has to leave the house or Jenelle will have to go somewhere else to film."
Either way, it's hard not to see this as a victory for Jenelle.
The veteran reality star basically went on strike and dared MTV to fire her...
... and the higher-ups responded by actually heading to down to Jenelle's hometown just to make sure she remained part of the show.
It's worth noting that her mother, Barbara Evans, and her son, Jace, both traveled and filmed the Teen Mom 2 reunion in The Big Apple the the weekend of May 19, 2018.
And they may very well have some negative things to say about Jenelle.
But she's also heard it all before. She can likely handle it.
Just a few weeks ago, Evans got into serious legal trouble and faced major backlash after reportedly pulling a gun on a driver during a fit of road rage.
Once again, chatter swirled after this incident that the famous teenage mother may get canned.
And, just to be clear, this may still end up happening.
She may very well film her reunion interview and then not have her contract renewed.
But even if this ends up being the case, check out the photo gallery and story below:
Evans and DeJesus are already lining up their post-Teen Mom plans:
An executive at the Discovery Channel has a very simple and very pointed message for certain fans of Alaskan Bush People.
And that messages goes something like this:
Speaking to Radar Online, the network's Executive Vice President, Laurie Goldberg, opened up for the first time this week about Ami Brown's cancer diagnosis.
She and her loved ones admitted in July of 2017 that the long-time reality star had been diagnosed with a very serious form of lung cancer and that her prognosis was grim at best.
Since then, various members of this famous family have kept fans apprised of Ami's status on occasion, with the latest update being an extremely sad one:
But this doesn't mean all hope is lost, Goldberg says:
"She is going to L.A. for a routine three month check-up but is optimistic and surrounded by nothing but love," she also told Radar.
In this same conversation with the aforementioned celebrity gossip website, Goldberg expressed consternation that anyone out there has been doubting Ami's diagnosis.
Do these critics really think producers and/or the Browns themselves would lie about such a thing?
"Ami’s battle with cancer is very real," Goldberg emphasis, taking those who disbelieve her to task and adding:
“It is just disgusting that anyone would say her cancer is not real or that it was created for the show."
We can't entirely fault viewers for having a few questions, of course.
Reality TV in general is known for conjuring up storylines, as Jacob Roloff very recently came out and explained in a book written by this Little People, Big World star.
We're talking about cancer here and we would never for a second wonder whether Ami and her children were actually lying about such a serious illness.
"It’s in both lungs, in the middle and sides of the lungs," Ami’s husband, Billy Brown, said last year.
He said the cancer had been labeled as stage 3B, which is very close to the worst possible diagnosis, and continued at the time:
“It hasn’t traveled to any other organs, but that’s what they’re saying is next. Any time we talk to anybody, it’s bad news.”
Alaskan Bush People will be returning for Season 8, however, and we hear that Ami may still be part of the cast.
“The fans will get to see her journey alongside the rest of the family on the upcoming season,” Goldberg previews, adding:
“There is definitely no drama between her and anyone in the family - they love her very much and would do anything for her.”
No premiere date for Season 8 has been announced just yet.
We'll pass it along as soon as it's confirmed...
... and we'll continue to send Ami our best wishes.
These days, when we think of Teen Mom 2 we basically think of a violent talk show that can only be described as Springer-esque.
At this point, it's difficult to even recall the series' quaint beginnings, a time when fans tuned in to enjoy everything promised by the title -- namely, a sequel to a previous series that was also about the challenges of parenting as an adolescent.
Of course, it's no accident that producers have chosen to switch the focus to the ever-intensifying feuds among cast members.
Drama sells, and as such, the TM2 reunions shows -- that were once a fun opportunity to catch up on what the cast has been up to in the weeks since filming wrapped -- have come to devour the rest of the season.
Now, reunion shows are the dramatic tentpole that props up the entire season.
Conflicts begin at the tapings in New York, and -- much less often -- they're resolved there.
After the taping, the cast members return to their home states where tensions simmer for several months, and when they make their return to Manhattan the ladies are once again ready to throw down.
Obviously, viewers enjoy the new format, as reunion shows used to take place over the course of one hour, and now they encompass several episodes.
But not everyone in the cast is comfortable with the show's new direction.
In recent weeks, Chelsea Houska has made it clear that this isn't the kind of experience she signed on for.
She's even taken to social media to complain about the gradual change in the focus of the series, complaining that Teen Mom 2 "isn't about being a mom anymore."
There's been talk of Chelsea quitting the show, but it seems she's not willing to go quite that far -- yet.
Currently, Houska is pregnant with her third child, and she left the most recent taping ahead of schedule due to violence among cast members.
Now, a newly-released deleted scene shows that Chelsea and her husband, Cole DeBoer, have been fed up with the reunion show scene for quite some time.
"The reunion was a disaster," Chelsea tells Cole and her father, Randy Houska, having recently returned from a taping in New York.
"That’s not our life," Cole echoes.
"I mean, that’s what’s sad: there’s kids that think that’s normal," Randy opines, always happy to throw a bit of shade.
"Because another time when Kail and — I don’t know if it was Briana or her sister — one of them was coming down the hallway and I had stepped out in the hallway with the baby," Chelsea recalls in the scene,
"I…just went back in my room because I was, like, “Oh my god! I can’t even leave my room?!”
We think it's safe to say Chelsea won't be returning for too many future sessions with Dr. Drew.
Watch Teen Mom 2 online for a reminder of the many ways in which Chelsea is the chillest of the moms.
90 Day Fiance: Happily Ever After? is back! And that means that viewers are once again treated to the lives of Paola Mayfield and her husband Russ.
Yes, they're still together, but that doesn't mean that everything is perfect.
And fans are scrambling after this week's episode seemed to drop a major hint. Is Pao pregnant?!
Russ and Paola have been up to so much more than apologizing for their distasteful couples' costumes. But not all of it is good.
Unfortunately, Paola's grandmother is battling cancer, and so this 90 Day Fiance couple headed back to Columbia -- for the first time in four years -- to be with her family.
During her visit, which was captured by TLC's cameras, Pao's mom seemed to say something to her about pregnancy.
It's not easy to descipher what her mother's exact words were, but the topic had some fans jumping to conclusions.
One took to social media, writing:
"I was just watching the ending of the episode when your mom asked about pregnancy..."
This fan, like many viewers, wasn't sure of the exact wording.
"What's the story with that?"
Other fans, however, cast doubt on that.
They pointed to examples of things that no pregnant woman should be doing.
"I don’t think she’s pregnant because I am doubtful if she was that she would go on a motorcycle ride."
One even brought up the idea that perhaps Paola is very much not pregnant.
"It almost [alluded] to the fact that she may have trouble in that area."
if that is the case, this could be a very sensitive topic.
Now, if Paola was pregnant all of those months ago, she would probably be showing now, right?
None of her recent Instagram photos show the slightest hint of a baby bump.
So ... it may be that she is posting older photos as if they were newer. That is how Kylie Jenner duped people for a little while.
It could also be the case that, as an extremely fit woman with incredible abs, she is less likely to show a baby bump.
We are not shaming women for the natural changes that pregnancy thrusts upon a body, merely pointing out that "fit moms" are known for hiding baby bumps behind a wall of abs.
However, the simplest explanation may be that Pao is not pregnant.
Paola Mayfield's fans and followers did shower her with comments about the plot of the episode itself.
"Seen your grandmother was so emotional! You are definitely a strong woman with great goals and focus."
The grandma storyline hit home with a lot of folks.
"By the way pao is grandma still a live I hope so she is in my prayers just be strong."
Fans know that episodes are filmed months before they air, and they hope that everything is okay.
"You have me over here bawling."
That message included three tearful emojis.
"Paola, seeing you with your Grandma brought tears to my eyes. I could not hold it in. I can tell how much you care for her."
That person, clearly deeply touched by Pao's family's pain, added:
"I still have both of my Grandmas and it has reminded me to spend as much time with them as I can. 'Never lose your heart'"
Paola Mayfield is hot enough to climb the ranks of a Maxim contest. She's hot enough that she makes her living as a model.
But even though she's gorgeous and though viewers have come to know her as an entertainer on reality television, it is important to hold onto a sense of perspective.
Paola is a real person with real feelings and a family. Their medical circumstances are beyond anyone's control -- even TLC's.
But being on camera means making certain sacrifices -- she can't blurt out the answers to many questions on social media. Not until the right episodes air.
Please keep that in mind as you comment, whether it's about her abuela or whether you wonder if she is pregnant.
Back in November of 2017, Derick Dillard was fired from his in-laws' reality show, Counting On.
His wife, Jill Duggar, quit the show shortly thereafter as a gesture of solidarity.
For a time, the Dillards were without a source of income, which would be a problem for anyone, but was especially daunting in this case, as the couple is raising two young sons.
Recently, Jill launched a midwife service, but business has reportedly been slow, both due to concerns about her licensure and ongoing issues with her family's reputation.
Meanwhile, Derick seems to be devoting most of his ample free time to spewing his political opinions on Twitter.
Naturally, fans and critics alike have been quick to encourage him to get a job, but it seems that's the one issue that Derick has no interest in arguing about with strangers.
In fact, it seems he'll do whatever it takes to avoid the subject of his lack of employment, so you can imagine our surprise when Jill addressed the issue for him:
This week, Jill posted the above photo, taken at her local polling place -- and she raised quite a few eyebrows with the caption.
"We just voted! Teaching ‘em young the privilege of letting your voice be heard...and took both boys with me since Derick was at work. lol," she captioned the pic.
On top of the usual comments about the Josh Duggar sex scandals and concerns over whether little Samuel is the right size for his car seat, lots of fans wanted to know exactly what sort of "work" Derick was engaged in.
Last we checked, the 29-year-old was unemployed and seemed to have no interest in changing that condition.
And as Jill's followers were quick to point out, it's not like D-Dill is the type to keep his accomplishments to himself.
"Does he work at Twitter?" joked one fan.
"'Work' and an actual job may be different things at the Dillard house," quipped another.
"Haha. 'Derick is at work.' That cracks me up," remarked a third.
Another dispensed with the humor and simply stated exactly what we're all thinking:
"He doesn't really work or hold a job," the follower wrote.
"If he did, he would proudly be announcing his job all over the internet."
That's both tough but fair -- in other words, the exact opposite of a bigoted coward like Derick.
Zing! We'll be here all week, folks!
Watch Counting On online for more from reality TV's most controversial family.
Prepare yourselves, television viewers.
Mama June Shannon and her family are nearly back in our lives.
On June 15, Mama June: From Not to Hot Season 2 will resume with brand new episodes... and these installments will not be lacking for drama.
Or for romance.
As teased by producers, upcoming episodes of this reality show will feature the Las Vegas wedding of Mama June‘s daughter Pumpkin to longtime boyfriend Josh Efird.
(The two are also parents to a baby girl.)
But will other wedding bells also be heard?
As in: Will June herself get hitched?!?
In the following preview, cameras follow the family as members get ready for the big day -- and an emotional June makes a surprise announcement to her own boyfriend, Geno Doak.
“I want to marry you right here,” she actually says.
What does Geno say in response? Not much.
Later, however, during the ACTUAL CEREMONY for her child, June stands up and says again:
“I would like to get married."
Et tu, Geno?
“I’m out!” he exclaims, prior to walking out of the wedding ceremony. “She knows I don’t want to get married."
Here is the official synopsis from WE tv for what lies ahead:
Shunned by the traditional pageant world, Mama June and her daughter Alana decide to create their own charity event-- a Mother-Daughter Pageant!
But as Alana makes the ultimate Honey Boo Boo comeback, she has to compete against her old pageant rivals and make some hard choices.
June faces criticism when she gains weight back, unaware that her rival Jennifer is going through her own ‘Not to Hot’ transformation and may soon upstage her. The arrival of Baby Ella complicates Pumpkin and Josh’s relationship.
But a tearful, couch-potato proposal from Josh leads Pumpkin to say YES, prompting June to want a Mother-Daughter Wedding too!
But will Geno say yes if June pops the question?
WATCH THE NEW TRAILER NOW!
Eight became four on the latest episode of The Voice as the NBC juggernaut whittled down the contestants to make way for next week’s grand finale.
But were the right people sent home? It’s not like the coaches have final say on who makes it to the finale. There are a variety of metrics that come into play, and one of them is iTunes sales.
As always, there was a lot of beating around the bush before we got to the final results. Kane Brown showed up as a guest act and performed a surprisingly solid song, “Heaven.”
The true showstopper, however, was Blake Shelton who performed “I Lived It.”
There’s no denying that Blake is a great performer. When he’s up on the stage, it’s like all of the other country crooners aspire to be just like him. He’s a tough act to follow.
When we got to the actual result, Spensha Baker, Brynn Cartelli, and Kyla Jake were granted a place in the finale, but Rayshun LaMarr and Jackie Foster were immediately sent packing.
The middle three consisted of Pryor Baird, Kaleb Lee, and Britton Buchanan, who had to sing for one last chance to return to the stage on Monday night.
Let’s break down the three performances.
Pryor Baird (Team Blake) – “Soulshine”
Pryor continued doing what he does best: Oozing confidence and proving that he’s a force to be reckoned with. His rendition of this Allman Brothers classic was solid if a little unspectacular.
Kaleb Lee (Team Kelly) – “Simple Man”
Kaleb continued to be a bit all over the place. His performances have never been anything to write home about and his latest one seems like something he could be sent home over.
Britton Buchanan (Team Alicia) – “Dancing On My Own”
Okay, so here’s the thing: The moment it emerged there was a sing-off, and Pryor was involved, I thought Pryor had it in the bag, but Britton came, he conquered and left me wanting a whole lot more of those wonderful vocals.
When it got down to it, Britton was saved, and Pryor and Kaleb were sent packing. Like, it’s great Britton got the chance, but I can’t help shake the feeling one of the other three should have gone home.
What do you think of these results?
Who do you want to win?
Hit the comments below!
With The Voice Season 14 winding down, the Top 8 took to the stage to perform with the aim of securing a place in next week's final.
The Voice has a nasty habit of taking too many performers to the live shows, and it means an alarming number are eliminated in the lead-up to the finale.
It creates drama but also makes it more difficult to connect with any of the stars. Let's break down the top 8 performances and try to narrow down who will make it through the elimination bloodbath.
Brynn Cartelli (Team Kelly) - “What the World Needs Now”
If Brynn wanted to prove that she was a force to be reckoned with, she sure as hell accomplished that goal Monday night. For the first time in a long time, her performance was solid from start-to-finish and provided viewers with a great showcase.
There's no way she's not making it to the final four, and if she doesn't, she has a bright future ahead of her.
Jackie Foster (Team Alicia) - “Here I Go Again”
Jackie has been a bit all over the place of late, and that's down to the downright bizarre songs being chosen for her. I mean, it's obvious she has a great voice.
But the voice only works well with certain songs, and that's what's putting Jackie at a disadvantage. She shouted her way through this performance, and it seemed way too fast-paced for her.
Rayshun LaMarr (Team Adam) - “Imagine”
Rayshun has stayed in the competition much longer than he should have, and his Top 8 performance aimed to change things up. He wanted it all to be about his vocals, but he stood stationary on the stage instead of dancing around like he usually does.
He seemed nervous, presumably because he thought he was going to be in the bottom two once again.
Spensha Baker (Team Blake) - "My Church”
Spensha may be one of the most fun-loving people to ever grace The Voice's stage, but she needs to channel that personality into her performances. They are coming across as monotonous, with very little in the way of versatility and that, once again, rung true on Monday night.
Her tenure on the show will likely come to a close on Tuesday night's episode.
Kyla Jade (Team Blake) - “Let It Be”
Oh, Kyla. Never has a performance gave me the chills quite like Kyla's latest number. It was from the heart and was the perfect one for such a crucial time in the series. If Kyla does not make it through, we riot.
Kaleb Lee (Team Kelly) - “It Is Well With My Soul”
Kaleb changed things up in a big way, and it resulted in his best performance to date. It's just a shame he waited so long to change his sound up. If he did this after the first wave of criticism, he would for sure be at the end of the competition.
Pryor Baird - “Change the World”
Pryor turned in more of the same, and that was a good thing. He's been solid since his first performance, so why fix something that is not broken? He has his fans, and that should be enough to keep him around.
Britton Buchanan (Team Alicia) - “The Rising”
Britton oozes confidence, and that's a good thing. Confidence is the name of the game, and if you can prove to everyone that you're confident in yourself, then everything else should work itself out. Britton deserves a spot at the end, but time will tell.
What did you think of the performances?
Who do you think will make it?
Hit the comments!
Lisa Vanderpump is in mourning.
According to The Daily Mail, the long-time Bravo star's brother, Mark Vanderpump, was found dead at his home in Gloucestershire, England on April 30.
He was 59 years old.
The aforementioned British newspaper explains that Mark worked as a DJ and that his death is believed to be the result of a drug overdose.
As of this writing, it's unclear whether this overdose was accidental or deliberate.
This awful news has only just gone public, but it explains why Lisa has not been updating her social media page or making any statements of late.
In a statement released to DailyMail.com, Vanderpump says the tragedy is a "shock to us all," adding that she last had contact with her sibling the day before he died.
Scroll down for a look at Lisa's full statement:
This has come as a shock to us all. My brother and I had connected the day before this tragedy and I was completely unprepared for this.
He was my only sibling and I am shocked and saddened by his passing.
I am trying to be supportive to his two young sons that he has left behind, and help them get through this tragedy.
We appreciate your consideration in this private and extremely difficult family time.
Lisa and Mark often vacationed together, while the latter was a frequent visitor to his sister's Los Angeles restaurants Sur, Villa Blanca and PUMP.
Below, for example, the loved ones are seen together in August of 2014.
We don't wish to speculate wildly and we certainly don't want to speak ill the dead, but Mark's 22-year marriage ended in divorce.
He appeared on some kind of reality show titled "Gold Diggers and Proud" and was living a "very colorful life until it all sadly went wrong," an anonymous insider tells The Daily Mail.
This same source says Mark had his share of legal troubles, the details of which are not really known at this time.
Lisa Vanderpump, meanwhile, has been a cast member on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills since 2010.
She also stars in a spinoff, Vanderpump Rules, which features her West Hollywood restaurant Sur and its employees.
The 57-year-old is also famous for her philanthropy, having founded the Vanderpump Dog Foundation to help fight the sale of dogs for meat.
No one associated with either of Vanderpump's Bravo programs has spoken out yet on this awful development.
We'll update this post with more information as news breaks.
For now, however, we simply send our condolences to Lisa Vanderpump and her relatives.
May Mark rest in peace.
Thomas Ravenel, the lead cast member on Bravo's Southern Charm, is under investigation for sexual assault.
According to People Magazine, which broke this disturbing story, real estate Ashley Perkins alleges that the reality star took advantage of her mother back when she went on a date with Ravenel in 2015.
Parker says her mother and Ravenel met on the dating app Tinder in October of the aforementioned year and then went out on Christmas Day, about two months later.
"We lived in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. He was going to pick her up and they were going to go out for drinks. She agreed to that." Parker tells People, adding that she did not witness the alleged incident.
She continues as follows:
"I helped her get ready – she wore a diamond tennis bracelet on her wrist. Her wrist was fine when she left the house.
"He left her voicemail saying he got lost on the way to pick her up. I thought he sounded a little inebriated."
Parker, pictured below with her mother, says Ravenel "changed plans" from the original date agreement as soon as her mom got into his car.
He suggested they go see a home he had just had renovated and she agreed.
(We should note at this point that Southern Charm airs on Bravo and follows a bunch of rich and spoiled people around. It premiered in March of 2014.)
Once inside the home, Ravenel reportedly poured his date a small glass of wine.
Upon entering the nanny's room in the residence, Ravenel "he turned on" my mom, Parker says,detailing her allegations this way:
"He pushes my mom onto the nanny’s bed, grabs her wrist with one hand, then he starts trying to pull her pants off. And she’s like ‘No, no, no, stop.’
"He stuck his fingers inside of her vagina as well as her anus.
"She told me that he held her hands back with one arm and then pulled his penis out and shoved it in her face."
After her mother screamed "YOU'RE A RAPIST," Ravenel leaped out, "out of his trance," Parker says, and left the room.
After the alleged attack, Ashley claims Ravenel told Debbie "to get yourself an Uber."
However, Debbie convinced Ravenel to drive her home because she had never taken an Uber before, and he proceeded to berate her on the way there.
Parker explains that her mom was acting very "withdrawn" until finally confessing to her daughter what had transpired.
According to Ashley, Debbie contacted a friend who was an attorney and described the alleged situation. He advised her to get legal help, she says.
Parker says they hired Gloria Allred (who has declined comment) and agreed with Ravenal in "mediation" for a settlement of $200,000.
Parker and her mom now live in Florida.
She says she has come forward to serve as an inspiration for other victims of sexual assault.
“This is bigger than my mom. This is bigger than me. I would like to let… other women know that Thomas is not invincible," Ashley concludes to People.
"Or even just women who are against powerful men and think they can’t do anything. I want them to know, you can. I would like to see him off of Bravo.
"I would like for my mom not to have to worry about flipping on the television and seeing his smug mug, flaunting his lifestyle around. It’s bigger than us now.
"I’d like to see some good come out of the ugly.”
In response to these charges, a lawyer for Ravenel says:
My client enjoys a certain degree of fame and unfortunately has become – unfairly – a target for an individual who has, in my opinion, dubious motivations.
Ravenel, who was sentenced to 10 months in jail on federal cocaine distribution charges in 2007, has starred on Southern Charm since its premiere in 2014.
He shares four-year-old daughter Kensie and two-year-old son Saint with ex-girlfriend Kathryn Dennis.
Reality television thrives on drama, and The Real Housewives of New York City is absolutely no exception.
On Wednesday night's episode, Sonja Morgan seemed to be in everyone's crosshairs. And she gave as good as she got in an explosive fight with Tinsley Mortimer.
See for yourself in the video below.
If you've yet to watch Season 10 Episode 4 of The Real Housewives of New York City online, you're in for a treat.
The first look at this season included the line, "shut your mouth and shut your f--king legs."
The moment has arrived.
But before that intensely hostile line came -- and was, of course, directed at Sonja -- Sonja had plenty of other fights.
Even as the episode began, she was in the same fight on which the previous episode had ended.
She was feuding hard with Dorinda Medley.
Dorinda was under the impression that Sonja had equated Sonja's divorce to Dorinda having to bury her late husband.
Both are negative experiences, but those things are not equal. Not by any measure.
Ramona Singer and Sonja used to be close, but Ramona seemed to be taking Dorinda's side.
The two left together in a huff from Countess Luann de Lessep's place.
Which left Sonja feeling betrayed and angry.
And the drama didn't stop there.
So, you know how Carole Radziwill did the New York City marathon?
That's the activity that caused her and Bethenny Frankel to grow apart, and now their friendship is effectively over.
Well, Ramona hosted a party for her. It was supposed to be a celebratory dinner, but it ended up being less about Carole and more about Ramona.
Well, when Sonja tries to talk about her relationship with Rocco, Dorinda tries to shut her down, claiming that the relationship is fake.
Dorinda even says "liar liar, ho on fire." You know, like they're all 12.
This did not go forgotten by Tinsley Mortimer.
When Ramona describes Tinsley as a "kept woman," Tinsley goes off on her, and it's Tinsley's turn to accuse her of dishonesty.
"You don't lie?! You don't lie?! You lie all the time!"
Tinsley really doesn't like the implication that she isn't making her own way in the world, and she grows increasingly loud and distressed.
"Don't say that my boyfriend is paying for me for everything! I'm not even with him right now!"
Dorinda, acting like some sort of trickster deity at this point, asks Sonja if she believes that Tinsley paid for the $5000 gift card that she gave Sonja. Sonja says "no."
Tinsley decides that the appropriate response, in addition to yelling "shut your mouth and shut your f--king legs" at Sonja, is to furiously write out a check to Sonja for $8,000.
(Lots of people would love to have their arguments end with their frenemies writing them a check of that amount or any amount, honestly)
It is Bethenny Frankel who acts as the voice of reason, here.
She even guides Sonja into admitting that it doesn't matter who paid for the gift card or who pays for anything else.
Bethenny says: "Exactly!"
And then, being Bethenny, she burns Tinsley's check.
Countess Luann says: "This is a laughable moment altogether, and Bethenny, by burning the check, just gave it a punchline."
She's exactly write.
If you've read our RHONY recap, you already know the details of this fight.
But take a look at the actual fight in this video.
Many envy the Real Housewives for their lifestyles and fame.
But we should all probably be thanking our lucky stars that our dinner parties don't go like this.
How do you follow up a big bust-up on The Real Housewives of New York?
With another one, of course.
The Real Housewives of New York Season 10 Episode 4 took place in the immediate aftermath of Dorinda Medley and Sonja Morgan’s argument, and boy, it brought the drama.
Ramona Singer wanted everyone to attend the apparent party she was throwing for Carole Radziwill, and that included Sonja.
“Say you’re sorry. Say you’re sorry because I want her to come to my party,” Ramona wailed at Sonja.
When we actually got to the dinner party, Bethenny wasted no time in critiquing the fashion at the end and her boyfriend, Dennis, did not get off the hook.
His sweater was horrible, and not something you would expect a fashionable man of a certain age to be wearing.
The dinner party was in full swing, and Luann started chatting to Dennis and going on about how they know each other from way back.
“You know how we met, or at least you think you do,” said Bethenny with a serious look on her face.
LuAnn the realized it was the man she accused Bethenny accused her of having an affair with a few years back.
“This is him,” said Bethenny. “This is the guy.”
Luann looked shocked but didn’t seem to want to indulge in any further communication with them … until Bethenny asked her to apologize.
Luann did so, and that was that … until the reunion.
Dorinda then took it upon herself to come across as a mean girl. Sonja was going on and on about dating Rocco, but Dorinda thought otherwise and said it.
“Liar, liar, ho on fire,” screamed Dorinda, before Sonja claimed she did not lie.
“Oh yeah? You do lie!” yelled Tinsley as if she had been awoken from a slumber just to dole out some harsh words to her former roomie.
Sonja remained defiant, yelling that Tinsley never paid for the gift card she gave her for staying at her home.
“Well, then let me just write you a check for staying at your house,” Tinsley fired back, adding: “Close your mouth and close your legs!”
Yeah, we think it’s fair to say that the ladies are not accepting any of Sonja’s BS this year, and we’re all for it.
Tinsley threw a check at Sonja, but Bethenny went to the extreme measure of lighting the check up on fire.
While the drama kicked into high gear, Sonja later admitted that she was mad with Ramona for not defending her.
But that’s where the problem lies here. Sonja is always talking about her supposed friends behind their backs and then expects them to come to her defense.
It’s ludicrous, but she sent Ramona a long ass to get her point across. Oh yes, this trip to the Hamptons is going to go down as the most memorable one yet.
What did you think of all the arguing?
Hit the comments below!
The Real Housewives of New York City continues Wednesday on Bravo!
In our recap of the first new episode of Little People, Big World in months, we posed the following question:
The veteran reality TV star expressed concern on the spring premiere about awkwardness with ex-husband Matt, considering he was dating a former acquaintance of hers and considering close to each other Matt and Amy still lived.
Following last night's installment of this popular TLC series, however, we now have a different, albeit related, question to pose:
Is Matt Roloff moving off the farm?!?
You see, Amy and Matt reside about 500 feet from one another.
It's an unusual set-up, but it allows both parties to continue working on the family farm in various capacities.
On Tuesday, though, Matt emphasized his main issue with this arrangement, which is that he's stuck in a relatively small home and Amy is living in the home in which the couple raised its four kids.
It "makes sense, but it wasn't supposed to be permanent," Matt explained to the camera. "I mean, I'm living 500 feet from my ex. It's awkward."
This has been the case since the couple split up in May of 2016, following over 25 years of marriage.
So, what changed?
Why have Amy and Matt gone from mostly amicable to... less than amicable?
Both are in serious relationship; the former has been dating Chris Marek for over a year and the latter is with Caryn Chandler.
It's understandable that these romances might run into the occasional hiccup when one thinks about the aforementioned living situation.
"I'm either at a place now where I need to dig in my roots further on the farm and build a house that suits me, or I need to think about finding real estate off the farm," Matt added on Tuesday evening, confessing:
"It's not easy. I've been on this farm more than half my life."
Over the past several months, however, sons Zach and Jeremy have welcomed a son and a daughter, respectively, making Matt a grandfather and making it hard for him to think about moving too far away from these kids.
"I don't know what the next step is, so that's the challenge I'm living in," he said on air.
Could he construct a little person-accessible house somewhere else on the farm?
Yes, but Matt would first need Amy's permission because she co-owns the property.
"Our lives are always going to be intertwined because of the farm, and we have to work together," he said. "So we have to talk about it and make sure she's on board."
Enter a big argument between the exes.
"I'm like, why is this coming at me now? What's the purpose?" Amy said in a confessional about Matt's proposed new house, adding:
"I think for me, my guard goes up all the time, because I always feel like there's something missing here. I know it."
We're not certain what Amy meant by this.
Perhaps that she took the request as a way of Matt saying he wanted to propose to Caryn?
"Because I don't have all the facts or all the information. Every businessperson would tell you that's not a good way to make a decision," Amy said to her former husband when asked why she had a problem.
"This little moment reminds me why we're divorced," Matt replied.
Later in the episode, Matt and Caryn looked at a few properties together.
"Am I gonna move off the farm? It's tough thinking about spending eternity, or whatever that means, here with Amy," he said, concluding:
"Now that Amy and I are divorced, I just want my own path that's separate from Amy's. It really has to do with just creating a little more balance in my own life."
Elsewhere on the kinda intense installment:
With Jeremy and Audrey's daughter set to be born any day, Amy grappled with her decision to travel with Chris and risk missing the birth -- and Zach and Tori embarked on their first family trip together.
Click on the video below to watch Little People, Big World online and catch up now!
After getting her heart shattered into a gajillion pieces on national television, Becca Kufrin wants the world to know that she's back.
The scorned winner of The Bachelor Season 22, Kufrin was dumped by Arie Luyendyk Jr. mere weeks after he proposed to her on the show's emotional finale.
It was a stunning and horrific development for the franchise, but fans at least had their concerns over Becca eased a little bit upon learning that she had been chosen as the next Bachelorette.
Her journey to happiness (we really hope!) gets underway on May 28at 8/7c, with host Chris Harrison teasing Kufrin's season on Twitter this week via her very first promotional photo.
It features Becca in a beautiful gold gown, a red rose in hand... and a straightforward tagline plastered across the front.
Let's Do The Damn Thing.
It's pretty clear Kufrin is not messing around, isn't it?
This is a woman ready to find love on her terms for once, and she doesn't plan on letting anyone stand in her way.
The slogan seems to has become somewhat of a mantra for Kufrin, who actually used it when she was announced as the show's lead back in March.
"Words can’t express everything I’m feeling tonight, but I’m so beyond grateful for the love, support and well-wishes," Kufrin wrote on Instagram alongside a slideshow of images from After the Final Rose.
She then added:
"I’m beyond excited for this next chapter of my journey and to have shared the start of that all with you tonight.
"Now we’re doing the damn thing."
Yes you are, Becca.
Kufrin handled her very public embarrassment about as well as anyone could possibly expect.
She really only called out Arie one time, shortly after he tried to claim that he dumped her in front of ABC cameras specifically because he wanted to turn her into a sympathetic figure and, therefore, prompt the network to make her The Bachelorette.
That was a crock of nonsense.
"I don't think he ever expected me to be [the Bachelorette], or how everything played out," Becca said in response to this assertion.
And that was basically it.
Becca has had a chance to slam the living heck out of Arie and has constantly chosen to mostly take the high road.
She isn't looking for attention in this manner, a source recently told Entertainment Tonight.
She's really just looking for a loving husband.
"She's not one of those people who went on the show for Instagram followers,” the insider told this outlet, adding of the 28-year old Minnesota native:
“She's got a killer job, she's a good person and she really wants to find somebody."
We sincerely hope she does.
Based on a recent set of The Bachelorette spoilers, we have a clearer idea of who this somebody could be.
And we also know he will come from the following pool of suitors.
Get to know them now:
We think it’s fair to say that the days of NeNe Leakes and Kim Zolciak being cordial to each other are long gone.
In fact, it would not surprise us if the pair never spoke to each other again after The Real Housewives of Atlanta Season 10 Episode 20.
The action kicked off as soon as Kim walked on stage. The eye rolls and looks of disgust made it obvious there was going to be much drama.
“You look younger than you did ten years ago,” Andy Cohen said to Kim, to which she responded, “I mean, I think that has a lot to do with makeup.”
“Your lips are considerably bigger. What’s the end game with the lips?” Andy grilled.
“It just depends on how I’m feeling at the moment,” Kim replied with a grin.
The conversation quickly turned to the NeNe-Kim feud, and it went nuclear when Kim started showing off the picture of NeNe parked in the handicap spot.
“All this bulls*** you’re gonna talk?” NeNe yelled at the naked selfie Queen. “Put it out now b**** I’m right here with your a**.”
Andy wanted to dig deep in order to find out the true reason for how these women are so at odds with each other.
Kim opined that NeNe was jealous of her life with her husband.
“You’re a hater. You are f***ing trash!” NeNe continued to rant at her nemesis. Unfortunately, the feud was cut short because there is still another week of this reunion to go.
Elsewhere, there was more drama for Kandi and Porsha. If you watch The Real Housewives of Atlanta online, you will already know that Kandi has been chanting for weeks that Porsha’s apology was fake as hell.
Surprisingly, Porsha seemed ready to bury the hatchet and finally move on with her life.
“I’m not putting any blame on you… I hear you loud and clear,” Porsha began her final attempt at an apology.
“It was a bad choice, and I wish I wasn’t a part of it. If that is what you were missing, you have it today. I apologize for the situation, and there is no but.” I
The ladies finally had a handshake, and that was that …. until next season.
Then, NeNe was put on blast for making friends with Marlo once again, and that’s because Kenya is not a fan of her.
This is the thing with these Bravo reality shows: You can’t be friends with someone one of your friends hates. It’s petty, but it must be part of the contract to appear on the shows.
Marlo appeared on the stage and wasted no time in voicing her displeasure about Kenya calling her a prostitute.
This made Andy ask Marlo where she made her money.
“I dated a billionaire,” she said as though she had a well-rehearsed response for everything.
In any case, the second half of the reunion lacked the luster that The Real Housewives of Atlanta Season 10 Episode 19 had.
It’s time for a cast refresh and the producers know that. Sheree Whitfield and Kim Zolciak will not be back next season, so that’s a positive.
What did you think of all the action?
The Real Housewives of Atlanta continues Sundays on Bravo.
The Bachelor ended with Becca Kufrin's heartbreak after the audience watched her brutal breakup just weeks after her proposal.
But now, she's starring on The Bachelorette.
And, if you don't mind learning a few The Bachelorette Spoilers, you can see a list of every single man identified who is set to appear on this upcoming season.
Will Becca be drawn to their winning personalities? Their handsome faces? Their impressive bodies? Their careers?
The Bachelor Nation is clearly rooting for her to find the happiness that she so richly deserves.
But there's no doubt that everyone's going to have an opinion on which suitor she should select.
Take a look and decide which man you think is the key to her happily ever after.
1. Lincoln Adim
2. Chase Vergason
3. Ryan Peterson
4. Darius Feaster
5. Blake Horstmann
6. Clay Harbor
Did Lisa Vanderpump, Dorit Kemsley, and Kyle Richards finally get some clarity on why they were arguing?
If they did, could they tweet as much to viewers because it's becoming increasingly difficult to make sense of why they all hated each other?
On The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Season 8 Episode 11, the division amongst the ladies continued to cause problems.
That's what divisions do, but it's difficult to care when we don't actually know what's going on to make all of these women so mad.
Would it be out of the realm of possibility for the producers to be lacing the alcohol these ladies consume by the gallon?
In any case, Lisa was still mad because Dorit was dragging her to the other women for being needy, or something.
But then there was Kyle who wanted to go along for the ride and make the argument last longer. The reason? Because she felt good old LVP held her to a higher standard than the others.
Sweetie, we all hold our BEST friends to a higher standard than the lower ones on the totem pole.
Despite things being awkward as hell, the ladies were all gearing up to attend a fashion show for some things at Kyle's New York store.
Dorit decided it was time to extend the olive branch to Lisa Vanderpump, and she did so in predictable fashion.
“Things come out of my mouth,” Dorit said. Yeah, somehow, this woman always tries to get out of owning up to anything, and it's pretty tiring.
Lisa countered that Dorit should not have been running her mouth to the ladies about what she told her about her childhood.
“I love you, mainly on the strength of loving your husband, and wanting to love you and make it right,” said the SUR boss who seemed like she genuinely wanted to move on.
Despite some back and forth, they managed to put their beef aside.
However, Bethenny Frankel from The Real Housewives of New York was already on the warpath thanks to Kyle opening up about how Lisa treated her.
Bethenny wasted no time in opening her mouth, but LVP elegantly brushed her off and thanked Kyle for helping her the night before. See! Was it THAT difficult to say thanks?
In any case, Bethenny was probably upset because she was promised a fight by Andy Cohen or something. It was a big bust, and the rest of the event went on without a hitch.
Back in Beverly Hills, Kyle showed up at Lisa's house for some fine dining. Lisa admitted that she did not want to lose her friendship with PK and that she wanted to just move on with her life.
“Let me ask you a question,” Kyle says: “Do you feel like anything’s at stake with us?"
Lisa admitted that she held her to a different standard because they are better friends.
“I made a mistake; there’s no buts, ifs, ands, or howevers. I am sorry that I neglected you; I didn’t realize you were that upset,” Lisa said to close of the episode.
What did you think of the episode?
Sound off below!
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When Safaree Samuels' nudes leaked, plenty of Twitter users voiced their opinions about what they saw.
Most did not expect to see Kailyn Lowry react, however. Most celebs don't weigh in on each other's leaked nudes.
And certainly no one expected for Kailyn's post to be this darn funny.
Over the weekend, Safaree Samuels' nudes leaked. These were fully nude nudes, folks. The kind that you're unlikely to see even on HBO.
Suffice it to say that Twitter was impressed by Safaree Samuels's anatomy.
Obviously, hacking and the leaking of nudes without someone's consent is absolutely no joke, folks.
A lot of people understand that, but couldn't help but heap praises upon Safaree Samuels after seeing exactly what "talents" he brings to the table.
(His penis. They liked it)
But Safaree Samuels being blessed by Priapus aside, a lot of the tweets took different tones.
Some questioned why Nicki Minaj -- or any woman -- would be willing to break up with such a man.
Others shared that they were honestly not up to the challenge that sex with a man so well endowed would present.
Either way, for a little while, Safaree Samuels was virtually omnipresent on Twitter, to very nearly "broke the internet" proportions.
Which is probably the guy's biggest (get it? biggest?) claim to fame since he got a beat down from Meek Mills last year.
So ... what does all of this have to do with Teen Mom 2 star Kailyn Lowry?
The short answer is ... memes? But that's too short to tell you anything.
So, at some point, one of the tweeters who was so impressed by what Safaree Samuels apparently has to offer that they found the perfect image to reflect the spectrum of their reaction to the leaked images.
That image just happens to be a photo featuring Kailyn Lowry. There are a lot of those out on the interwebs.
And this was the amazing result.
They're right -- there's fear, anticipation, and curiosity in this very nervous photo.
On a simpler level, their mouths are open pretty wide. We don't want to be crude but ... an open mouth is also a reaction that many had to seeing Safaree in his full glory.
Clearly, Kailyn was delighted to see herself taking front and center in such an amusing post.
(For the record, commenting "I am screaming" is standard internet parlance for a strong feeling of joy, humor, or excitement and is very seldom accompanied by any actual screaming or noise of any kind)
And she knew that her followers would get a real kick out of the post.
Even if some of them probably regretted googling Safaree's name as soon as the first image popped up. Not everybody wants to see that.
Did Kailyn choose to share this because she's interested in Safaree Samuels?
Oh, she might be interested in him -- she has eyes, doesn't she? But we don't think that this tweet of hers is a not-too-subtle attempt to bridge a connection between the two of them.
For the moment, Kailyn is like the rest of the internet -- viewing news stories as they come up and responding to them on social media.
It's just that, as a Teen Mom 2 star, she's much more likely to have her photo featured in a meme. Even if it's of a story that strikes her interest.
To be clear, though, Kailyn didn't make that meme -- she just shared it. We think that it's safe to say that she's not endorsing the terrible leaking of nudes.
Rain Brown posted a sweet Valentine's Day photo of herself "third-wheeling" while her brother locks lips with a woman in the background.
Instead of sweet responses, the comments filled with outrage by women accusing Gabe of cheating -- and, in some cases, of having broken their hearts.
It sounds like more women were catfished by Gabe Brown's imposter than anyone ever realized.
The Brown family has had one hell of a year.
Ami Brown waged a battle against lung cancer that many described as likely to be terminal. Many -- from the Browns themselves to fans of the show -- weren't sure if she was going to make it.
But Ami fought hard and could afford the best treatment. After enduring agonizing chemotherapy and radiation treatments, her cancer, though it had spread to both lungs and to her spine, went into remission.
Now Ami Brown is cancer-free, but she'll need to be vigilant for the rest of her life.
This battle was hard on her. It was also hard on her family, who feared that they might lose their beloved mother.
But that was not the only drama going on in the lives of the Brown family.
Anyone who thinks that Alaskan Bush People is the one show where the family never has that much personal drama clearly isn't following them on social media.
Last year, and as you can see in the video above, Rain Brown warned of an imposter pretending to be Gabe Brown online.
She issued the catfishing warning and told people that Gabe wasn't really using his social media at the moment, and that if they received any messages, it wasn't from him.
There was apparently a woman who even claimed to be his fiancee. Whether this was someone who was catfished or someone who just made it up for attention was always unclear.
Though Gabe just recently broke his social media silence, it was Rain who shared this photo.
That's Rain, her dog Cupcake, and Gabe with a woman named Raquell Rose.
Rain captioned the pic: "Third wheelin like a pro this V-Day."
Plenty of the comments were normal -- people telling Rain that she'll date when she's a little older (she's barely 15, which is old enough to date in most families, but the lifestyle of the Browns probably makes that hard).
But instead of congratulations towards Gabe's apparent new relationship, a number of commenters accused Gabe Brown of being a no good dirty cheater.
The comments under that one simple, sweet photo contain about half a year's drama from any given soap opera.
"How would you feel if a man that you admire and think he's innocent started to conquer you and enjoyed your company, so you start to feel more beautiful and start to dream be with him and then you see a pic of him kissing someone else maybe a girlfriend?"
This person sounds like they're describing (in a weird way -- "conquer?") being catfished by Gabe Brown's imposter.
"And in the same time discovered you were not the only one cause he did it with the other fans too? And you think all of this could be just a joke from him! Just have a little of empathy."
Another person who had apparently been catfished wrote:
"She never thought it was a relationship! But he messed our feelings, and we didn't understand why he did it if he had a girlfriend! That's it!"
More and more people -- diehard fans of Alaskan Bush People who apparently missed Rain's warning about a Fake Gabe (or didn't believe it, or perhaps it came too late) wrote.
"No, of course I didn't believe it made a relationship. But when I saw he had a girlfriend and a fan girl commented that he talked things to her I didn't understand anything in that moment and thought he was a jerk!"
It sounds like that same commenter may believe that Gabe Brown was really flirting with her.
"I felt confuse and disappointed, he's not that nice guy I thought he was?? Now I can understand him clearly and yes, it's normal to flirt. Now all this confusion already passed."
Some people insist that it was really, truly Gabe Brown who stole their hearts.
"People defends him saying we're all lunatics but the fact is: He was always answering us in a romantic and seductive way and no one can blame us to have hope to think be with him some day. Because he fed this desire on us."
Again, Rain warned last year that somebody was pretending to be her brother.
"He needs to know which acts lead to consequences, and that having fans is a responsibility. Me as a fan and friend would like him to learn to think more about his actions and then learn to face them."
Someone else was scandalized that Rain hadn't deleted the photo out of shame, or something.
"I simply cant believe this is still going on. Or that Rain hasnt deleted it... Or that Gabe hasnt commented at all."
There were also accusations that Gabe was engaged -- he isn't. Other, more sensible followers, voiced their support.
"Maybe they just started dating?? Still doesn’t mean he owes a bunch of people on the internet any explanation about his private life. That’s all!"
That's true -- not even reality stars owe their fans explanations.
"LOL are you really telling someone on tv that you've never met that they owe you an explanation for their lives?"
And others really didn't like the bonkers accusations that were thrown in Gabe's direction.
"People assume things too quickly that's what I don't like. She could be his girlfriend or she may not, if he wants to say, then he will, I'm personally not worried about it."
As Rain mentioned last year, Gabe was heartbroken when his relationship didn't pan out and that's why he took a break from social media.
It's wonderful that he's getting his romantic life back on track.
While it's tragic that apparently so many women were deceived online, surely Gabe Brown isn't responsible for the actions of an imposter.
And similarly, he can't cheat on a fiancee to whom he's not actually engaged. (No, a rumored photo of two hands wearing rings is not "proof")
Finally, even if so many people really believe that Gabe is sketchy, is his 15-year-old sister's Instagram page the place to have this discussion?
It is not.
Rain may be the de facto spokesperson for her family, but her Instagram page is still mostly a place for her to share her thoughts and her photos.
Earlier this week, David Eason launched into an unprompted homophobic rant on Twitter that horrified fans -- and Teen Mom 2 fans are not easily shocked.
MTV has ended their relationship with David Eason, which makes things even more awkward for the already controversial Jenelle Evans.
Nathan Griffith is stepping up to the plate and condemning David Eason's words.
Just days ago, while arguing with fans on Twitter about his and Jenelle's decidedly pro-gun response to the tragic shooting at a Florida high school on Valentine's Day, David Eason got called out on his atrocious parenting.
(And that's putting it nicely -- fans who've seen him in action wouldn't trust him with a pot roast, let alone a child)
David's response was to pivot by attacking LGBT parents and children, tweeting:
"Why don't you go tell the homo and transgender parents to start teaching their kids better morals. Oh, I forgot, that's supposed to be normal."
There's nothing abnormal or immoral about LGBT parents, but David Eason says that he's going to make sure that his kids steer clear of them.
"I'm going to teach them not to associate with them or be that way...If you lay down with dogs, you get up with fleas."
A disgusting sentiment and a deeply offensive analogy.
When David Eason was accused of homophobia, he decided to take a literal approach to the word's etymology.
"Homophobic? You really lost it now. I'm not scared [of] s--t, especially a homo."
That's right, he decided to make it worse. (By the by, folks, "homo" in this context is a slur, but that's hardly the worst part of his tweets)
MTV pulled the plug, firing David Eason with six weeks of production remaining.
Nathan Griffith sometimes feuds with Jenelle Evans, which really fits the Teen Mom 2 brand because they're exes. And, in particular, he's Jenelle's ex.
And now he's speaking out against her current husband, David Eason.
He started his series of three tweets with well wishes for everyone.
"Please take care everyone! Especially, with the terrorist attacks in the east and the families suffering in Florida."
Every day is one nightmare after another, it seems.
"God bless and remember that God is the only one that judges and loves all his children of all races, sex, personal orientation, and belief."
That seems like a direct reference to David Eason.
He then goes on to admit that (quite frankly, like every man who's ever been in Jenelle Evans' orbit) he is far from perfect, writing:
"I know there are some things that I have said out of pure ignorance on my part."
You know what -- not that it's an excuse -- but everybody's learning all of the time.
"And if I have offended or hurt anyone out there, I am truly sorry and the door is always open to vent or even ask for advice."
Once could cynically suggest that perhaps Nathan is simply hoping to make sure that he never becomes unfilmable, but his message is a positive one.
"I have my own beliefs and my own opinions but to segregated, belittle, and to hate someone based on their opinions, lifestyle, religion, race, and/or sexual orientation is wrong. PERIOD!"
When he talks about segregation, he's clearly talking about David Eason's vow to teach his children to never associate with LGBT people.
He then goes on to lament that people are still having to preach basic equality in 2018.
"It’s 2018! As long as it doesn’t affect your life, then let it go.
That's a very positive message.
Nathan Griffith does have a tendency to come across as the more reasonable of the two when he feuds with Jenelle.
(Admittedly, that's not super hard to do -- we're talking about the Carolina Hurricane here)
We're not going to endorse him for President any time soon, but it's probably fair to say that Nathan said some good and fair things in these tweets.
And he didn't actually mention David Eason by name -- though, obviously, anyone who saw them knew what brought on his statements.
The Bachelor Winter Games is more than just a way to pass the time between Bachelor episodes and reading each of The Bachelor Spoilers that leaks.
It's also a wild ride. This episode saw a very memorable Ghost homage on a surprisingly successful date. There was also an epic kissing contest with high stakes.
But Ben Higgins realized that he was in the wrong place. After talking it over and crying over Lauren Bushnell, he decided that it was time to leave.
For starters, it turns out that Dean and Lesley aren't just both beautiful — they're both pretty good with a pair of skis, blowing everyone away as they raced down the slopes.
Josiah couldn't help shading Dean Unglert at little — referring to Dean having "so many women at his disposal."
It sounds like a compliment or perhaps even a neutral description, but it's to remind everyone of Dean's disastrous love triangle in Paradise.
And Clare is much harsher about it.
(Oh, Deanie Babies, the Bachelor Nation is still so disappointed in you)
However, Dean and Lesley won two date cards and after a lot of soul-searching, decided to hand off one of them to Kevin and Ashley. Which is how we got this:
That's right, folks.
Kevin Wendt and Ashley Iaconetti did a full-on Ghost reenactment.
You'd think that a date that includes Ashley confessing that she's a virgin would be spent awkwardly, but Kevin was totally understanding.
(He is, after all, Canadian — politeness is kind of their brand)
That didn't stop either of them from enjoying their spin pottery date. And Ashley said that she could really see herself falling for Kevin.
A lot of folks are rooting for these two.
After Tiffany realizes that it was time to say goodbye, Ben Higgins started questioning whether The Bachelor Winter Games was really best for him at the moment.
This resulted in the tearful heart-to-heart that he had with Chris Harrison, which you can see in the video below.
"Coming back to a place like this really brings up a lot of weird memories."
He says that he's haunted by the "ghosts" of his past, which means that this would have made a great Halloween episode. Alas.
"And then, to try to engage in relationships here, and know that the last time that I did this was one of the best moments of my life. …"
Sometimes, you don't know that you're in the wrong place until you're there.
"But, right here, right now, it just doesn't feel right."
"My fear is not entering into a relationship, my fear is not pursuing somebody."
But he does know what his real fear is:
"My fear is that if I [were] to be broken again, I'm not full enough right now to recover from that."
We can totally understand that. You need to feel secure in yourself, emotionally. Some wounds stay raw for longer than you would think.
And perhaps being on The Bachelor Winter Games has exacerbated that.
And then he talks about what sounds like being deeply impacted by comments and fan speculation — and not only that which was hurtful or intentionally hurtful.
By leaving, Ben Higgins (and Michael and Yuki) missed out on the kissing contest, which was judged by Rachel Lindsay, JoJo Fletcher, and Arie Luyendyk Jr.
Which means that Dean, Luke, Josiah, and Bibiana were engaging in a makeout contest … in front of their exes.
Awkward beyond reason.
The best kissing was definitely Ashley and Kevin — they got a standing ovation.
The worst? Josiah and Ally. Ally threw up right beforehand, and that's just not a recipe to a good kiss.
Take a look at Ben's tearful conversation and decide for yourself if he was right to leave:
Remember when Bravo used to have operas and jazz music and stage productions of Shakespeare? Well, now the cable channel launched as a service for high-brow entertainment and the arts has to have its reality TV stars sign a waiver in case they get herpes from all the fucking they do while recording their shows. Yeah, that’s how far the bar has been lowered, we’ve gone from The Marriage of Figaro to The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.
I’m sure the story, which was reported by Page Six, will lead to either slut-shaming or accusations of slut-shaming, so let me just say that I don’t know why we act like being a slut is bad to begin with. I’ve never gone to a concert to see someone who’s never played the piano. The way you get good at things is to practice them.
So even though they’re not going to be in Pagliacci, Bravo is still full of clowns who spend all day practicing their trade all over each other. So the network makes them sign a contract that says, and I’m paraphrasing here, “If your nasty junk falls off, that’s on you.” Seems smart, you don’t want someone coming after you just because you happened to be filming them when they got gonoherpasyphilaids from Vanderpumping each other all day. Apparently it’s pretty standard in the industry.
ABC has previously revealed that it tests contestants on its long-running dating shows “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette” for STDs. Those shows make the 50 finalists for spots in the competition get screened for sexual diseases.
Hey, there you go, if you’re on The Bachelor, feel fee to rawdog it. It’s like a porn set. A straight porn set. Bravo plays by gay porn rules, so you need to wrap it up over there.
It seems that Bravo’s hit “Vanderpump Rules” is a particular hotbed of disease because of its particularly hot beds.
In 2015, one of the show’s stars, James Kennedy, called co-star Jax Taylor — who has slept with a number of the women on the show — a “dirty, dirty boy” on Bravo’s “Watch What Happens Live” and added, “It’s called herpes!”
Taylor denied the accusation in a Reddit “Ask Me Anything” interview.
This is some of the least surprising news I’ve ever heard. If you take away the wine-throwing, most reality TV is just a Showtime softcore porno that cuts away when the humping starts.