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Chris Soules Looks Sharp, Says Zilch at Hearing

9/14/2017 10:30 AM PDT

Chris Soules showed up in court for the first time in nearly 5 months ... this time in a suit and not a bright jumpsuit.

The former 'Bachelor' was flanked by his attorneys at Buchanan County Courthouse Thursday in Iowa for a hearing that lasted 5 minutes. They were there to formalize an agreement with prosecutors regarding evidence.

You'll recall Chris first appeared in court back on April 25 in prison garb. He was told to speak up at that appearance, and this time around he didn't say a peep.

TMZ broke the story ... Chris was arrested after plowing his Chevy pickup into a tractor. The tractor driver later died from his injuries. Chris was charged with felony leaving the scene of an accident that resulted in death, but he's since asked for criminal charge to be dropped.

Chris Soules & Andi Dorfman Old Love Dies Hard So, Let's Grab a Bite!!!

9/13/2017 12:40 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Chris Soules and Andi Dorfman are partying like it's 2014 ... back to one-on-one dates like it's 'Bachelorette' season 10.

Chris and Andi reunited over the weekend by grabbing a bite Sunday at The Dubliner in NYC and looking very much like they did in Andi's season. They looked a tad occupied on their phones but were all about it just 2 days earlier at 'Bachelor' star Sharleen Joynt's wedding to Andy Levine.

Andi lives in NYC and played host to Chris, who BTW needed court permission to leave Iowa to attend the shindig. Remember, Chris has a felony hit-and-run case against him after plowing his Chevy pickup into a tractor that killed a man.

As for the mystery lunch, sources close to Andi pulled the old "they're just friends" card. Chris went pretty far on Andi's season -- 3rd place. Just sayin ... 

New 'Bachelor' Arie Luyendyk Jr. Ex-Girlfriend Says ... He's a Softy & I Love It!!!

9/11/2017 12:35 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

'Bachelor' contestants looking to kick the tires on Arie Luyendyk Jr. need look no further ... his ex-gf is spilling the beans, and she makes him out to be quite the racy gentleman.

We spoke to Sonia Rockwell, an actress on "Being Mary Jane," and although she's happily in a new relationship, she gives Arie a ringing endorsement for his 'Bachelor' suitors.

Sonia and Arie broke up about a decade ago but during the 5 years she dated him, Sonia got to know him like the back of her hand -- like if he's sentimental (yup!) and spontaneous (hell yeah).

She's got advice on how the future 'Bachelor' winner should approach Arie's love for racing. If ya didn't hear by now ... Arie raced professionally, and his dad's a 2-time Indy 500 winner.

Start your engines!

'Bachelorette' Star Peter Kraus Blink If You're the Next 'Bachelor'

9/2/2017 12:30 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Rachel Lindsay's runner-up on "The Bachelorette" won't say for sure if he's next to hand out roses for love -- but he's giving us strong signals he might be.

We got Peter Kraus -- a fan fave who wouldn't take a knee for Rachel this season -- and asked if rumors that he's the next 'Bachelor' carry any weight.

He doesn't necessarily confirm it, but he doesn't straight-up deny either, and even dishes on which of his buds would make a good one (even though it's probably irrelevant).

You be the judge, though ... he didn't have to blink. Seems like he could fulfill that high school wish of his after all.

'The Bachelor' Nick Viall and Vanessa ... No Longer Engaged

8/25/2017 7:49 AM PDT

'Bachelor' stars Nick Viall and Vanessa Grimaldi didn't even make it to the 6 month mark.

They've broken off their engagement, but in true Hollywood fashion ... they're doing everything they can to make it seem amicable.

They released a joint statement saying they still have love and admiration for each other.

Nick proposed to Vanessa on the season 21 finale of "The Bachelor," which aired in March, and it seemed like they might make it when Vanessa popped up during his "Dancing With the Stars" gig.

Truth is, odds were against them ... these 'Bachelor' hook-ups rarely work out.

'Bachelor' Winner Vienna Girardi Miscarried Twins

8/13/2017 4:52 PM PDT

"Bachelor" winner Vienna Girardi announced tragic news this weekend about the miscarriage of her twin daughters.

Vienna -- who won Jake Pavelka's season of "The Bachelor" in 2010 -- took to Facebook Sunday to reveal she suffered a miscarriage earlier this month while pregnant with her twins, who were only 18 weeks along in her pregnancy.

In the post, Vienna details what happened by saying one of her twins showed signs for Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome -- when one twin takes more nutrients than the other while developing.

She went on to say ... "They said that it did look like it had improved over the last week though. Unfortunately, that was not the case and that evening my water broke due to the amniotic sacs rupturing. I spent the next 2 days in the hospital trying everything to save them." 

She lost her twins on August 5, and had to have emergency surgery herself ... leaving her in the ICU for 4 days. She said if she hadn't gone into labor early, she'd be risking her own life due to possible infection in her uterus. 

RIP

'Bachelor' Star Lauren Bushnell Sunset Lovin' ... With New BF in Maui

8/2/2017 12:50 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Lauren Bushnell's been keeping a new flame on the DL since splitting from 'BachelorBen Higgins -- which is baffling, because they look great together!

Lauren was in Maui this past weekend, where she caught a sunset pic with her new boyfriend, Devin Antin -- a 28-year-old real estate investor from L.A. We're told they were on a weeklong vacation.

Sources close to the couple tell us they met 2 years ago, before she won Ben's 'Bachelor' season ... but were strictly friends, no bennies.

After Lauren broke up with Ben in May, we're told they reconnected and romance sparked. We know what you're thinking -- but our sources say there was zero overlap with Ben.

While Devin and Lauren have been spotted doing friendly stuff -- an NBA game in June, a baseball game in July -- these seem to be the first romantic PDA shots.

Maybe it's just us, but that lighting looks kinda familiar. Just sayin' ...

'BiP' Stars Robby & Amanda Couples Who Dress Alike Stay Together

7/24/2017 11:08 AM PDT

Robby Hayes and Amanda Stanton are now a thing, thanks to "Bachelor in Paradise." Oh, and ... spoiler alert.

Amanda and Robby were hand-in-hand for a weekend stroll in WeHo. We're not judging, but seems like they're already coordinating their wardrobes (Ok, we're judging). 

They were both down in Mexico shooting the upcoming 'BiP' season ... and maybe the third time will be the charm for Amanda. She finished fourth on Ben Higgins' 'Bachelor' season, and was briefly engaged to Josh Murray before calling it off in December 2016.

Robby was the runner-up on JoJo Fletcher's season.

If at first you don't succeed ... get recast!

'Bachelor in Paradise' Up Close & Personal ... Under New, Strict Rules

6/28/2017 9:56 AM PDT

The cast of "Bachelor in Paradise" now has a VERY close relationship with the crew under the show's new rules. The question is, business as usual, or the new normal?

Contestants were hanging poolside at the Mexican resort where 'BiP' resumed filming after the DeMario Jackson/Corinne Olympios sex scandal. It's plain as day .. cameramen and producers are hovering like flies over their stars.

We broke the stories ... 'BiP' showrunners have implemented strict new rules for the cast, including a 2 drink maximum per hour, a sweep for illegal drugs ... and having to get permission from producers before hooking up.

Quick side note ... check out Dean Unglert from this season of "The Bachelorette." Apparently he didn't go the distance with Rachel Lindsay.

DeMario Jackson I'm Done with 'BiP'

6/22/2017 1:00 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

DeMario Jackson -- the guy who had oral sex with Corinne Olympios during filming of "Bachelor in Paradise" -- is done with the show. 

Sources close to DeMario tell TMZ he's suffered from anxiety over the scandal after living under a cloud of suspicion for a week. He's even started seeing a therapist. And, he's upset because his name will now forever be linked to a sex scandal, even though Warner Bros. essentially concluded he did nothing wrong.

We're told DeMario claims producers spoke to his lawyer and invited him back on the show, but he's done. Other sources dispute that he was invited back and say no decision has been made.

We're told DeMario now wants to ditch reality TV for a career as an on-air personality.

Our sources also tell us Corinne has not been invited back, and it's highly likely she will never re-appear on 'B.I.P.' or any other 'Bachelor' franchise.

Corinne Olympios Does Lunch with BF ... What Sex Scandal?

6/18/2017 11:13 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Corinne Olympios and her BF are putting up a united front during her "Bachelor in Paradise" sex scandal with DeMario Jackson ... even if they're not talking about it.

Corinne grabbed some lunch Saturday in L.A. with Jordan Gielchinsky, carrying on like your average couple ... even though their situation is anything but. Both were mum on Corinne's next move

We broke the story ... Jordan is standing by Corinne in the midst of the investigation over her sexual encounter with fellow "BiP" contestant DeMario -- despite agreeing she wouldn't hook up on the show. Corinne says she was out of it and it wasn't consensual.

Classic move by a good beau. 

Chris Soules Don't Call Person Who Died in Crash 'Victim'

6/16/2017 4:21 PM PDT

Former 'Bachelor' and current defendant Chris Soules wants to block the jury in his felony hit-and-run trial from hearing anyone refer to the deceased as a "victim."

TMZ broke the story ... Chris plowed into a tractor driven by a man named Kenneth Moser who died as a result of his injuries. Chris left the scene before cops arrived and he's been charged with leaving the scene of an accident that resulted in death.

According to new legal docs, Chris' lawyers think it would be grossly unfair to call Moser a "victim," Chris has not been charged or even ticketed for the causing the accident.

Soules' lawyers also want the judge to nix any evidence that Chris bought or consumed alcohol the day of the crash. As we reported, when cops arrived at his house shortly after the accident, he refused to come out and it took several hours to get a search warrant.

When Chris was belatedly tested his specimens were negative for drugs and alcohol.

'BiP' Star Corinne Olympios She Was 'Falling Over' Drunk Hours After Pool Sex

6/13/2017 1:00 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Corinne Olympios was so wasted several hours after she and DeMario Jackson hooked up, she could hardly stand.

Witnesses at the Mexican resort tell us 2 hours after her sexual encounter with DeMario ... she was stumbling drunk, eyes closed, slurring badly and wearing her clothes inside out.  As one source put it, "she was on a whole other level."

TMZ broke the story, a week ago Sunday Corinne and DeMario were naked in the pool, "rubbing, touching and fingering" and engaging in oral sex.

As we reported, Corinne insists she was so wasted she was incapable of giving consent, and blames producers for not calling a halt to the escapade. She says she has no recollection of events in the pool.

People who have seen footage of the encounter tell TMZ it's apparent she was lucid the entire time.

We know DeMario says when they went to the pool, Corinne was drunk but still lucid. 

Connecting the dots ... it's possible Corinne was drunk but still with it at the pool, but as she continued drinking entered a blackout stage and forgot most of what happened from the time she began drinking.

Warner Bros. lawyers interviewed all cast members before they left the mansion and continue to investigate alleged "misconduct" ... this after the producer assigned to Corinne complained producers should have stopped the activities in the pool.

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