TMZ

TMZ SPORTS

  • FS1
    M-T-Th-F:
    9:00 PM PST

    W:
    9:30 PM PST

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.

'Bachelorette' Star Peter Kraus H.S. Yearbook Shows 'Bachelor' Fame Was Always His Goal

6/13/2017 12:40 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

One of Rachel Lindsay's guys on "The Bachelorette" was determined, or even desperate, to be on the show ever since he was in high school.

Fan fave Peter Kraus listed his future plans in his 2005 high school yearbook. The senior at Edgewood High in Madison, WI wrote ... "Go to art school, become famous in one way or another, be on The Bachelor, live happily." 

Welp ... he can knock being on the show off his bucket list, which arguably means ... he's accomplished the "famous" part too.

There's fan speculation Peter's the guy Rachel picks, and actually gets engaged to at the end of the season. She does seem really into him.

Makes ya wonder if she knows about Peter's high school ambitions.


Corinne Olympios on 'BiP' I Did Not Consent to Sexual Contact with DeMario

6/12/2017 10:47 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Corinne Olympios claims she was in a blackout state when she got sexual with fellow "Bachelor in Paradise" star DeMario Jackson ... and she blames producers for not pulling the plug and protecting her, although our sources say people who have seen the tape claim she was lucid and fully engaged.

Sources close to Corinne tell TMZ she was drunk the entire day of filming when she ended up naked in the swimming pool with DeMario. Although DeMario remembers everything -- from "rubbing, touching and fingering" to licking her genitals -- she says she remembers nothing.

We're told the day after the swimming pool incident she claims fellow cast members began telling her stories of what went down with DeMario. She says several cast members told her they had voiced concern to people on the production crew that she was in no position to consent to sexual activity, but the crew did not heed their warnings.

Production sources insist other cast members did not complain to anyone that Corinne was too drunk to form an intent to have sexual contact with DeMario.

Corinne has told her friends she has a boyfriend and wouldn't have done what she did -- especially with cameras rolling -- to jeopardize that relationship.

As we reported, sources familiar with the footage say she appeared "fully engaged." Corrine doesn't fully blame DeMario because he too was drunk. She blames producers and has lawyered up.

"Bachelor in Paradise" has been shut down as Warner Bros investigates.


'Bachelor in Paradise' Shut Down After Sex Acts in Pool Contestant Claims

6/11/2017 8:44 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

"Bachelor in Paradise" was shut down after a producer complained about 2 contestants getting extremely sexual in a swimming pool ... this according to sources connected to contestant DeMario Jackson, but there are different versions and Warner Bros. has launched a full investigation.

Here's DeMario's version of events, as told by people with whom he spoke:

Last Sunday -- the first day of production at a Mexican resort -- DeMario Jackson and Corinne Olympios were told by producers one of the story lines would be the 2 of them hooking up ... especially entertaining because both are considered villains from previous shows.

We're told the 2 met at the bar and the alcohol was flowing. DeMario says Corinne jumped in his lap and started making out with him. We're told there was lots of "intense rubbing."

DeMario says Corinne then suggested they retreat to the pool, with the cameras rolling. They took off their clothes, started making out and "rubbing, touching and fingering." He says she put her genitals in his face and he began licking, but we're told this allegation is a big point of contention and others disagree with his account. He says he was not able to engage in intercourse because of the alcohol.

DeMario says the next day everything was fine and he and Corrine were actually getting along well, but on Tuesday they were called in by the Executive Producer and told one of the show producers had seen the film and was "uncomfortable" with what was shot.  

The producer has filed a formal complaint with Warner Bros. Warner brass immediately suspended production, launched an investigation and released DeMario and Corrine. Two days later Warner Bros. released the entire cast while they investigated alleged "misconduct."

As we said, there are other versions of what happened that differ from DeMario's.

'Bachelor in Paradise' Production Suspended ... Amid Allegations of Misconduct

6/11/2017 3:31 PM PDT
Breaking News

Production for 'Bachelor in Paradise' has been suspended after allegations of misconduct were reported ... which puts a halt to filming for the upcoming season indefinitely.

Warner Bros. execs for the show said Sunday that they had been alerted to some sort of misconduct on the set of 'BiP', which is currently shooting in Mexico.

As a result of the allegations -- which at this point have not been made public -- WB has put a temporary halt to the show and is now investigating. They've said they will also take appropriate action upon completing the investigation. 

This season of 'BiP' is highly anticipated, especially after Nick Viall's recent stint on 'The Bachelor.' Some of his axed ladies like Raven Gates, Corinne Olympios and Taylor Nolan were cast, as was Amanda Stanton from Ben Higgins' season. Some of the guys cast were Derek Peth, Nick Benvenutti, Ben Zorn and DeMario Jackson.

We've reached out to Warner Bros. for further comment ... so far, no word back. 

'Bachelor' Star Lauren Bushnell I'm Returning Ben's Engagement Ring!

5/31/2017 10:34 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Lauren Bushnell is traveling light these days ... as in, without the engagement ring Ben Higgins proposed with on "The Bachelor." 

Lauren was at LAX Tuesday night and said she's planning to return the ice, although she hasn't yet. The couple announced their split 2 weeks ago.

Interestingly, she's not saying never when it comes to possibly working things out with Ben. As for a future stint on "The Bachelorette" ... Lauren's not ruling that out either. 


'Bachelor' Ben Higgins Concert-Going with Ashley Iaconetti ... After Split from Lauren

5/21/2017 9:17 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Ben Higgins is back on the market, and he's already going out with another "Bachelor" hottie ... but it's not what you think.

Ben went to a Bryan Adams concert Saturday night at the Greek Theater in L.A. with none other than "Bachelor" alum Ashley Iaconetti. She was on Chris Soules' season right before Ben's ... famous for her celibacy. 

Eyewitnesses tell us Ben and Ashley were definitely there together, and seemed pretty friendly ... sans PDA, though. We're told they were chatting it up, just not exclusively.

Sources close to Ben cleared up the confusion easily ... they're just friends. The 2 "Bachelor" stars are launching a radio podcast together this week, "Almost Famous," and went to the concert with other folks from iHeart Radio. They've also been promoting their new gig ... so it makes sense they'd be hanging out.

As we reported ... Ben and his ex-fiance, Lauren Bushnell, officially called it quits last week. 

As for Ben and Ashley ... it's strictly business.

Chris Soules Enters Not Guilty Plea Early ... To Avoid Court Spectacle

5/16/2017 2:39 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Chris Soules might have just saved himself from showing his face in court for a while -- he entered a plea of not guilty on paper, instead of in person.

Chris filed a written plea Tuesday, waiving his right to an arraignment in open court. He pleaded not guilty to one charge of leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death. 

Chris was arrested in Iowa last month after he left the scene of the fatal crash with a farm tractor. Prosecutors say he bought booze before the crash.

Interesting delay tactic, but one way or another Soules WILL eventually have to show up in court.

Ben Higgins & Lauren Bushnell 'Bachelor' Stars Call it Quits!!!

5/15/2017 11:55 AM PDT
Breaking News

'Bachelor' stars Ben Higgins and Lauren Bushnell are donzo ... the couple just announced they've split.

The announcement came Monday but the writing was seemingly on the wall before the proposal ever went down. Ben proposed to Lauren in season 20 of 'Bachelor' but the relationship didn't come without some pretty major hiccups. First, he told Lauren AND JoJo Fletcher he loved them both before ultimately picking Lauren.

Also ... Ben, 29, and Lauren, 27, called off their wedding back in November as they tried to navigate the relationship off-camera.

They told PEOPLE -- which first reported the breakup -- that it's "with heavy hearts we announce our decision to go our separate ways. We feel fortunate for the time we had together, and will remain friends with much love and respect for one another."

'Bachelor' Stars Nick & Vanessa DTLA's No Wisconsin or Montreal ... But It'll Do For Now!!

5/12/2017 12:30 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Nick Viall and fiancée Vanessa Grimaldi are ready to put down roots, and we've learned they're sticking in La La Land.

We've learned the 'Bachelor' couple's been looking in the trendy South Park neighborhood in downtown L.A. -- just a few blocks from Staples Center. So far, we know they took a liking to a 2 bedroom, 2 bath unit in a 38-story luxury skyscraper. We're told they spent 45 minutes touring it.

They didn't sign on the dotted line because they want to check out a few more spots. Nick's current lease, courtesy of 'DWTS' -- is about to expire, so they've gotta move quickly. 

During "The Bachelor" ... Nick insisted he'd return home to Milwaukee, and ditto for Vanessa and Montreal.

Look who's all Hollywood now.

Around the Web