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'Bachelor' Host

I WANT DEZ BRYANT

... To Be Next 'Bachelor'

2/18/2015 12:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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021715_chris_harrison_launch"The Bachelor" host Chris Harrison tells TMZ Sports he has a job for Dez Bryant next year if the Cowboys don't pay up ... handing out roses to thirsty co-eds as the next "Bachelor"!!

Harrison was freezing his butt off in NYC (we love you, L.A.) when our camera guy asked if there was an ideal pro athlete who could take over the lead role for next season. 

It's not a crazy question ... considering the show has featured several athletes in prior seasons including football player Jesse Palmer, soccer stud Juan Pablo Galavis, and baseball pro Josh Murray. 

Check out the clip -- Chris has a fresh, new and slightly more chocolate idea for the show ... saying that Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant -- and his killer abs -- would be perfect for the next installment.

Jerry, dig deep into your wallet ... 'cause this isn't a half bad idea.

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The Bachelor's Hometown

We're Spitting Mad

This Ain't Podunk Jct.

2/17/2015 12:45 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

The Bachelor Hometown "The Bachelor" star Chris Soules welcomed his girlfriends into his Iowa hometown, and they crapped all over it -- while producers made it seem deserted ... and now Chris' old neighbors are pissed.

If you missed the last 2 episodes ... 4 of the 5 final girls showed up unannounced in Arlington, Iowa for a tour that would lead you to believe everyone's fleeing the one-horse town. Stores were closed, Main Street was dead, and one of the locals slammed Arlington for being boring.

City Clerk Mary Jo Brown tells TMZ it was a totally unfair depiction. She says the town has a ton going for it -- parks, a community center, and plenty of job options.

Brown shared her laundry list of complaints about the production:

-- the use of ghost town music to hype the episode

-- one of the shops shown was only closed the day they taped, but business is doing well

-- producers didn't shoot on a weekday when main street is way busier

'Bachelor' producers had no comment.

Brown says she'd welcome Chris and the girls back to town -- and insists there's plenty to see and do in Arlington.

Now, if Chris would just give her a rose.  

NY Giants' Prince Amukamara

I'm Obsessed with 'The Bachelor'

... I Filled Out a Bracket

1/14/2015 6:54 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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011315_prince_amukamara_launch Oregon shmoregon ... That's how NY Giants star Prince Amukamara felt about Monday Night's big game telling TMZ Sports the only competition he cared about was from the thirsty chicks on ABC's "The Bachelor." 

Prince was out in NYC Monday night -- not watching the big game -- when we asked who he thought might take it between the Bucks and Ducks.

Here's the thing ... Prince didn't care!! He was more into "The Bachelor" ... and the BRACKET he filled out for the show. 

Yes, a "Bachelor Bracket" is a thing ... just like the Final Four where you pick the names of the women who you think will get a rose from Chris Soules and advance every week. 

Hopefully, Prince didn't have Alissa, Jordan, Kimberly, Tandra or Tara going the distance. 

Not that we would know or anything ...

Booted 'Bachelor' Contestant

They Knew My Weakness

But Still Handed Me Drinks

1/13/2015 2:30 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Freshly booted "Bachelor" contestant Jordan Branch -- who got bombed on Monday's episode -- is claiming she told producers she was worried about boozing on the show, but they did nothing to address it.

Branch tells us ... it was hard to watch last night because she blacked-out the night of that taping. She claims her cringe-worthy behavior was fueled by non-stop drinks provided by producers.

Branch says during the casting process ... she raised concerns about the amount of alcohol in the "Bachelor" house. Once taping began ... she believes producers manipulated contestants by constantly refreshing their glasses.

But sources close to the show tell us … while they do provide booze, plenty of past and present cast members have done the show without touching a single drop. We're also told all contestants are free to make their own decisions about drinking, and sometimes those decisions are "not good ones." 

Fact is, anyone who watches the show knows most women don't get black-out drunk.


Branch thinks the show should have a booze babysitter for future contestants ... to cut off buzzed women, much like a bartender would. For the record ... she admits overindulging frequently, but insists she's not an alcoholic.  

Fun Fact: She offered "Bachelor" Chris Soules shots when they first met.

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Andi Dorfman & Josh Murray

'Bachelorette' Couple Dunzo

1/8/2015 1:20 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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"Bachelorette" stars Andi Dorfman and Josh Murray have called off their engagement ... their rep tells TMZ.

It's pretty weird and pretty sudden. Three days ago they were on the red carpet for the Season 19 premiere of "The Bachelor." Chris Harrison asked them, "So when's the wedding?" He said there were no immediate plans as Andi rubbed his back.

The former couple got engaged after appearing on the show last year.

Andi and Josh, through the rep, tell TMZ, "After several months of being engaged and working on our relationship, we have decided that it's best for both of us to go our separate ways. We are very sad that it has come to this point, but this is what's best for both of us individually."

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Bachelor Contestant Clare Crawley

Boozy Premiere

Ends In 911 Scare

1/6/2015 12:24 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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The goal of "The Bachelor's" 3-hour Season 19 premiere was to end up with a rose ... not an IV bag.

Former "Bachelor in Paradise" contestant Clare Crawley got comfy with paramedics Monday night ... after experiencing hot flashes, severe cramping, and unbearable nausea following a full day of partying leading up to the show's premiere party.

Clare tells TMZ after walking the red carpet she began to feel sick ... so while the rest of the crew partied she went back to her hotel room with former Bachelor contestant Michelle Money.

She was in such bad shape, Money called 911 ... LAFD came to the rescue with anti-nausea meds and tons of fluids ... while Money snapped an Insta-pic to chronicle the illness.

Crawley thinks dehydration and an empty stomach played a big part -- that and the fact she claims she never drinks ... which she did that night.

DATING TIP: Guys like a woman who can handle their liquor.

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'Bachelor' Creator

Criminally Charged

With Disturbing 'Baywatch' Star's Peace

11/20/2014 8:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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"The Bachelor" creator Mike Fleiss has been criminally charged for harassing "Baywatch" star David Charvet and his famous wife Brooke Burke ... an arrest warrant was issued, and it has to do with fake barking dogs.

The L.A. County D.A. has charged Fleiss with the crime of disturbing the peace by loud noise. As we previously reported ... Charvet and Burke complained Fleiss initiated a campaign of terror and harassment against them, making physical threats and blaring barking dog sounds at all hours from huge speakers pointing at their property. 

We're told Fleiss -- who also produced "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" -- was uncooperative with police during the investigation.

Charvet and Burke tried unsuccessfully last month to get a restraining order but, presumably, the arrest should do the trick.

We reached out to Mike ... so far no word back.

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'Bachelor' Juan Pablo

Diggin' for Digits

In Atlantic City

7/14/2014 1:55 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE
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Juan Pablo -- the "Bachelor" people love to hate -- apparently has cut ties with Nikki Ferrell ... so claims the woman who says he was all over her this past weekend in Atlantic City.

J.P. was at Pool After Dark in Harrah's for Pauly D's DJ set, celebrating a mutual friend's birthday.  

Ang Cottone -- who you may recognize as MILF Mom who fought with Tan Mom on Howard Stern's show -- was inside the club when we're told Juan P. recognized her, invited her into the DJ booth and got all nuzzly.  Ang told people in the club JP was "incredibly flirtatious" and asked for her number.

Here's the twist.  Juan Pablo -- who did NOT get engaged to Nikki on the show -- is currently filming Season 5 of "Couples Therapy."   

It seems like the whole "couples" thing is a better show than "The Bachelor."

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Terrell Owens

I Should Be the First Black Bachelor!

4/7/2014 3:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE
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Terrell Owens says he's ready to do "bigger and better things with his life" -- and step one is becoming first black "Bachelor" so he can score his "special someone."

Owens was doing a video session on "Hang w/" alongside “Celebrity Apprentice” co-stars Ian Ziering and Lorenzo Lamas ... who both suggested T.O. could be the perfect man for the ABC show. 

"You heard that? From two white guys! I should be 'The Bachelor!' Holla back!" 

Ya gotta watch Terrell sell himself as a the ultimate catch -- "I'm a guy of good taste, quality ... I've had my share of women, so to speak."

One of those women is Rachel Snider -- who's currently in a nasty divorce with T.O. after a Kardashian-esque two week marriage. 

Still, Owens swears he's ready to commit to the right woman ... a woman he hopes to find on a show featuring people that crave attention even more than he does. 

Why not give the man a shot? He can’t do any worse than Juan Pablo.

Juan Pablo

Smashed by Beer Bottle

At First Post 'Bachelor' Gig

3/31/2014 6:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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No matter what you call him -- Juan Pablo or 'The Bachelor' --  people still hate the guy ... and a woman reminded him of that by firing a beer bottle at him in Atlantic City this weekend.

JP was sitting on a couch during his paid appearance at Harrah's Resort ... when a woman in the crowd hurled one of those aluminum beer bottles at him.

Sources in Harrah's tell us she nailed him in the shoulder ... and Juan, along with his gf Nikki Ferrell, immediately asked to be moved to a VIP cabana so he wouldn't have to dodge anymore flying objects.

As we first told you ... Juan demanded that no one refer to him as the ex 'Bachelor' during the AC gig ... saying he's famous enough on his own.

We're guessing the chick with the spare beer isn't the only one who remembers his d-baggery from the show. 

'Bachelor' Juan Pablo

I'm NOT That Guy From That Show

... That Made Me Famous

3/19/2014 12:02 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Juan Pablo is trying to lose the giant tool label he earned on "The Bachelor" -- but JP banning people from mentioning the show around him during a PAID appearance ... ain't gonna get it done.

Here's an idea -- stop appearing places, stop talking ... and we'll forget you much faster.

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Juan Pablo

Who Needs 'The Bachelor'???

I'm Famous Without It

3/18/2014 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE
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"The Bachelor" star Juan Pablo is already suffering from delusions of grandeur -- insisting he's big enough to host major nightclub events around the country ... WITHOUT mentioning his claim to fame, because that's exactly what he demanded.

TMZ has obtained the flier for Juan's upcoming club appearance at The Pool After Dark in Atlantic City on March 29th -- and NOWHERE on the flier does it mention "The Bachelor."

Looking at it, you'd think Enrique Iglesias canceled and the club was forced to hire a cheap replacement.

And it's no accident -- sources tell us, Juan specifically instructed the casino NOT to associate him with "The Bachelor" in any press releases or fliers.

And his ludicrous demands didn't end there -- we're told Juan agreed to a 15-person meet-and-greet on the condition no one asked about his reality show stint. Same rule goes for reporters looking for interviews.

Best part -- he's getting around $20,000.

Oh yeah, Nikki -- whom JP ultimately settled on by the end of the show -- will be there too. That is, if they're still together.

'Bachelor' Juan Pablo

He's Just Not

That Into You

3/17/2014 6:58 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Nikki Ferrell, girl, we hate to break it to you ... but Juan Pablo is NOT feeling it.

First, he refused to tell you he loved you during ABC's finale of "The Bachelor" ... despite Chris Harrison's repeated questions.

Then this weekend in the Dominican Republic, you kissed him at a wedding reception you guys were at. You're clearly into it ... he is CLEARLY NOT.

When this goes South ... don't say we didn't warn you.

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