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'Bachelorette' Rachel Lindsay Her Fam Ain't Buying Bryan's 'Love'

7/24/2017 6:24 PM PDT

Rachel Lindsay might be falling head over heels for contestant Bryan Abasolo on "The Bachelorette" ... but her family sure ain't. 

Rachel brought her remaining 3 suitors to meet her fam on Monday's episode, but when it came to Bryan ... mom and co. were quick to call out his glib answers and arguably premature proclamation of love.

It's a pretty awkward interaction -- they grill him with fairly reasonable questions ... and the dude just folds, even excusing himself from the table (and the interview).

Interestingly, Rachel goes to bat for her guy and bumps heads with her mom over the hostile approach. Truly a Greg Focker moment if there ever was one. 

'Bachelorette' Contestant Peter Tells Rachel ... I Won't Propose If I'm Not Ready

7/10/2017 6:32 PM PDT

Rachel Lindsay got treated to a harsh truth on "The Bachelorette" from one of her favorite suitors ... with him telling her he won't propose if he isn't ready.

Fan fave contestant Peter Kraus got brutally honest with Rachel on Monday night's episode -- first telling her a super sad story about his last girlfriend, and then saying if he felt any doubt about proposing come game time ... he would let her know.

It's a bold move on Peter's part -- she could've cut him right then and there. Lucky for him, Rachel seemed to appreciate the truth more than the possibility of being left hanging by the end of the show ... and she gave him a rose.

Rachel will be meeting Peter's fam next week ... and those of at least a couple other contestants. 

DeMario Jackson I'm Goin' to 'BIP' Reunion Show And I Got Love for Corinne

7/9/2017 7:14 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

DeMario Jackson is not only willing ... he's eager to appear on a "Bachelor in Paradise" reunion show so he can hug all his former castmates who privately supported him over Corinne Olympios' sexual assault allegations.

DeMario was at Toast in L.A. Saturday and he clearly holds no grudges.  Listen to him describe his feelings for Corinne ... this after she came on strong that she did not have the capacity to consent to a sexual escapade with DeMario in a swimming pool.

He clearly has words to live by.

'Bachelorette' Star Eric Bigger Last Black Contestant Says Race Didn't Steer Rachel's Roses

6/29/2017 12:30 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Rachel Lindsay got rid of all the black suitors on Tuesday's episode of 'The Bachelorette' except one ... but even he doesn't think race had anything to do with it.

We spoke with Eric Bigger, who's the last standing African-American contestant vying for Rachel's heart this week -- and he doesn't think love has anything to do with color ... and thinks Rachel sees it the same way.

Sounds like a big change of attitude from Monday night's episode, where he pointed out most of Rachel's one-on-one dates were with non-black guys. However, he claims producers twisted his words ... and he really doesn't feel like race is a factor.

Check out his rationale on why he thinks Rachel broke down last week over racial pressure. He's got an interesting take.

'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.

'Bachelorette' Rachel Lindsay 187-Foot Noisy Make Out Sesh ... All While Rappelling

6/26/2017 6:23 PM PDT

Rachel Lindsay is putting herself out there for love on "The Bachelorette" -- literally, she's hanging 187 feet in the air for it ... where make out sessions are NOT off limits.

Rachel went rappelling off a super high structure in Oslo, Norway with suave contestant Bryan Abasolo during Monday night's episode -- and on the way down, they took a break to suck a little face ... very, very loudly.

Bryan's built a rep this season as one to smack his lips while kissing Rachel ... but as you can see, she's pretty into it. And into him, for that matter.

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.

'Bachelorette' Rachel Lindsay Breaks Down in Tears ... America's Judging Me On Race!

6/19/2017 6:18 PM PDT

Rachel Lindsay was brought to tears on "The Bachelorette" ... and it was mostly about her inner struggle with being the first black woman calling the shots on the long-running series.

There's been A LOT of fighting and bickering among Rachel's guys this season, and that definitely was part of her breakdown -- but on Monday night's episode, she made it clear racial pressure is weighing heavy on her.

Rachel insinuates she's going to catch heat from the black community for some of her rose ceremony choices.

As she put it, with tears streaming down her face ... "You have no idea what it's like to be in this position."

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. 

DeMario Jackson's Ex He's 'Sh***y' But Would Not Take Advantage Of a Drunk Corinne

6/16/2017 1:00 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

DeMario Jackson's ex-gf -- the woman who exposed him as a villain on national TV -- is actually coming to his defense in the Corinne Olympios scandal ... but she has a strange way of doing it.

Lexi Thexton claims DeMario is nothing more than a "30-year-old man child" who parties way too much -- but also says there's no way the "Bachelor in Paradise" star would knowingly take advantage of a drunk woman ... as Corinne insinuated when she declared she's a victim.

For Lexi to say anything supportive about her ex is a big deal. Mind you, she also called him a "sh***y guy" who's completely self-absorbed ... among a list of other insults. She did offer a theory about what really happened with Corinne -- and strongly believes it's more about 2 people getting too drunk.

For non-'Bachelorette' viewers ... Lexi made a surprise appearance on the show, calling out DeMario for trying to woo Rachel Lindsay while still dating her. He got booted off the show that very same episode.

'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.


'Bachelorette' Star Corinne & DeMario Got out of Whack

6/12/2017 7:09 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

"Bachelor in Paradise" stars Corinne Olympios and DeMario Jackson pushed the envelope too far, and "the truth came to light" ... so says 'Bachlorette' star Eric Bigger.

Eric was leaving Nightingale Sunday night and chimed in on the 'BiP' controversy that shut down production. He believes Corrine and DeMario probably were having fun, until things got out of hand. 

TMZ broke the story ... a producer complained about the contestants getting extremely sexual in a swimming pool. Warner Bros halted production and launched an investigation.

Eric is confident the truth will come out about what happened between Corinne and DeMario.

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