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'The Bachelorette' Picks Black Woman For First Time

2/13/2017 4:15 PM PST
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0213-rachel-lindsay-bachelorette-INSTAGRAM-01Finally, a black contestant will be handing out the roses -- multiple sources say Rachel Lindsay will be the next 'Bachelorette.'

Rachel is currently 1 of the 6 women still vying for Nick Viall on "The Bachelor," so this is kind of a spoiler -- but The Hollywood Reporter says she'll be calling the shots next time around. It marks the first time a black contestant will be the lead in 21 'Bachelor' seasons and 12 'Bachelorette' seasons.

Our own Bach Nation sources confirmed Rachel -- an attorney from Texas -- is getting the nod ... which seems like super bad news for Nick, and great news for a bunch of yet-to-be-named dudes.

The one thing we'd just about guarantee is she won't find true love. It's beyond rare on these shows.

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'The Bachelor' Nick's Super Down With Corinne ... Lies and Taylor Be Damned!

2/6/2017 5:56 PM PST

Nick Viall seems to have his mind made up about who he likes on "The Bachelor" -- and all signs point to Corinne ... whether she's two-faced or not.

On Monday night, Taylor made it clear she wasn't leaving -- after getting booted last week -- without telling Nick all about Corinne's lies and back-stabbing ways.

Nick seems to take her message to heart ... that is, until he leaves with Corinne ... and quickly proceeds to make out with her.  

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'The Bachelor' Nick Digs THREE Black Women ... Who Knew??!!

1/31/2017 7:23 AM PST

Nick Viall is 5 weeks in and something cray is happening on "The Bachelor" -- 3 black women are still in the running, and at least one is becoming a fan fave!

Rachel kinda killed it on Monday night's episode, by all accounts ... doing a sexy NOLA date with Nick, who copped to falling for her during dinner.

Not that we see color, but fact is the 'Bachelor' and 'Bachelorette' shows get knocked for black contestants never getting a fair shake. Lawsuits have been filed over it, after all.

Nick's been equal opportunity -- he kicked off 3 black women, but 3 are still getting roses.

Yes we can, America. Yes we can.

'Bachelor in Paradise' Star Ex No Longer Runs Through My Veins

1/24/2017 12:30 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

0123-grant-kemp-before-and-after-tattoo-INSTAGRAM-TMZ-01"Bachelor in Paradise" star Grant Kemp officially -- and finally -- removed his ex from his life ... with the stroke of a needle.

We're told Grant Kemp on Sunday hit up Black Heart Tattoo in San Fran where artist Moses Saarni inked over the old "Grace" tattoo -- a combination of his and 'BiP' ex Lace Morris' names.

You'll recall Grant and Lace got their tattoos on the show before he proposed in the season finale ... and promptly broke up 3 months later.

Grant's new tat -- a black rose -- sends a clear message: You're dead to me. Also, I made a huge mistake. Far as we know, Lace still has her ink.

We're guessing it'll be gone before sundown.

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'Bachelor' Star's Mom Corinne's Faking But I'm Really Calling Cops

1/22/2017 12:40 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

'Bachelor' star Corinne Olympios is getting some help in the villain department ... from the show's producers, according to Corinne's mom.

Corinne's mom, Peri, told us the show went all-out to push Corinne into the bad girl role -- and she gave up some specific examples ... including Nick Viall's now infamous run-in with the whipped cream

Peri also called out all the 'Bachelor' fans taking shots at her daughter. Apparently, they've dug up Peri's phone number ... something she's not going to let slide.

Mama Olympios doesn't play either.


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'Bachelor' Contestant Corinne Whipped Cream on the Boobs Trick ... Total Fail!!!

1/16/2017 7:07 PM PST

"The Bachelor" star/villain Corinne Olympios was at it again Monday, wearing a flasher-style trench coat while trying to seduce Nick Viall with whipped cream on her cleavage ... it didn't work at all.

Nick gets all, "I-gotta-respect-the-other-girls" on her ... totally humiliating. She was so pissed she skipped the whole rose thing.

Corinne may have a "platinum vagine" ... but still, she might wanna play a little less aggressively.


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'Bachelor' Contestant Corinne Parents Cool with Her Banging Tactics

1/3/2017 12:55 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

'Bachelor' star Corinne Olympios makes no apologies for her aggressive pursuit of Nick Viall, and if Bachelor Nation wants to label her the villain ... she's cool with it and so are her parents.

We're told the family watched Monday's premiere together and Corinne's parents tell us they enjoyed it, and have no problem with contestants and fans hanging a scarlet 'V' on their little girl. They also said Corrine was happy with the label.

If you missed it ... she went in strong to get the first kiss from Nick -- and in a promo for upcoming episodes bragged about her "platinum vagine" and straight-up told Nick she's DTB.

Her folks say that's all good.

As for the "multi-million dollar business" Corinne says she runs ... we're told the family owns Miami-based Armor Garage -- a supplier of epoxy floor coatings, and yes ... she does actually work there. Mainly in sales.

No word if she sold Nick the "vagine" package.


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'Bachelor In Paradise' Star Kareem's Got 'Bachelor' All Wrong ... Love Is Love Is Love, Wherever

1/3/2017 6:30 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was off the mark in his scathing critique of "The Bachelor," because love blossoms the same way on TV as it does in real life ... so says a contestant.

We got "Bachelor in  Paradise" star Jared Haibon -- who's been on 2 seasons of "BIP" and 1 season of "The Bachelorette" -- and he says the idea that people aren't their true selves on the reality shows mirrors what happens with everyone on a date  ... they put on a good but sometimes false face.

Jared's got a point ... but it seems like Kareem was getting at something a lot deeper than being phony for the cameras. Kareem rails on the shows, saying it portrays "cartoonish physical and mental restrictions" on relationships. He also comes close to calling the shows racist, saying, "If you're black ... you're usually kept around as a courtesy for a few weeks before being ejected."

Advantage, Kareem. 

Chris Harrison Hey, Dak & Ezekiel ... Wanna Be the Next 'Bachelors'?

12/8/2016 10:29 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

They're single. They're famous. They're rich.

And now, Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott are getting an unofficial invitation to be the next stars of "The Bachelor" ... courtesy of the show's host, Chris Harrison.

Hey, it worked for Jesse Palmer, right?

'Bachelor' Host Chris Harrison Pounds the Streets Pimping Nick Viall

12/8/2016 8:59 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Chris Harrison got a second dose of reality when it comes to Nick Viall, and shocker -- people actually dig the next 'Bachelor.'

Chris was out in Hollywood canvassing the streets to see what fans think about Nick. You might recall he got mixed reviews -- to put it kindly -- when he was announced as the guy for season 21.

Somehow Nick's turned the tide in his favor. Chris thinks he knows what started the positive swing. He also gave us his take on Hollywood's most eligible bachelor ... present company included.

'Bachelor' Alum AshLee Frazier Engaged In a New York Minute!

11/7/2016 9:42 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

1107-sub-ashlee-fraizer-tmz-01'Bachelor' vet AshLee Frazier couldn't get it on a reality show, but she finally got a marriage proposal ... on the Brooklyn Bridge.

We're told the proposal went down Saturday right in the middle of a bunch of tourists who were checking out the bridge. The lucky guy is Aaron Williams, a Houston real estate developer AshLee's known for years. She moved back to H-town earlier this year, and they hit it off romantically.

We're told Aaron sealed the deal with an oval cut 3 ct. diamond, and dinner at hot spot Scarpetta. 

Sean Lowe, the 'Bachelor' from AshLee's season, is still married to Catherine Giudici.

Sooo ... win-win?

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'Bachelor' Couple Ben & Lauren B. One-On-One ... in Paradise

11/1/2016 10:58 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

1101_ben-and-lauren-bachelor_vacation_launch'Bachelor' couple Ben Higgins and Lauren Bushnell finally took in their first post-show vacay, but even downtime for them requires cameras.

Scene: Gansevoort Turks + Caicos for 10 days at a $845 a night oceanfront suite.

Action: They spent the week snorkeling, taking dips in the infinity pool and getting rubbed.

Twist: No word on when they're tying the knot. It's been 7 months since Lauren scored Ben's final rose, but her wardrobe might be a clue that wedding's not too far off.

'Unreal' Star Constance Zimmer My Show's No 'Bachelor' ... But We'll Take Chris Harrison

10/14/2016 7:04 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Fans hoping for an "UnREAL" and 'Bachelor' crossover just might get it ... according to the scripted drama's star, Constance Zimmer.

Constance plays the ruthless producer of a reality TV dating competition on "UnREAL" -- the comparisons to "The Bachelor" are pretty obvious, but she denies getting any inspiration from it.

Still, she's open to crossing the streams, and so is master of the rose ceremony, Chris Harrison.

Sounds like all that's left is to get some agents on the phone. 

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