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Rachel Lindsay Ready for 'Bachelorette' But First I'm in Court for Walmart

2/14/2017 12:49 PM PST

0214-rachel-lindsay-walmart-instagram-02Before Rachel Lindsay becomes TV's first black 'Bachelorette' she needs to focus on her day job -- a lawyer who's actively defending big-time clients ... like Walmart.

Sources at Rachel's firm in Texas tell us she's assisting on a pending case for Walmart Stores Texas. It's a classic -- an alleged slip and fall, where a woman claims she stepped on a hanger laying in a store aisle and went down hard.

We're told Rachel was actively working the case just last week and will be in the office again later this week ... despite the huge breaking news in her life.

She's currently an associate at Cooper & Scully and it's unclear how she'll balance legal work with reality TV -- but she'll have to figure it out soon. "The Bachelorette" typically starts taping in late March and starts airing in May.

Andi Dorfman -- season 10 'Bachelorette' -- was an assistant D.A. when she shot the show and took a leave of absence from a murder case. Nothing that serious on Rachel's plate.

'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.


'Bachelorette' Star Robby Hayes Signs Hairy Modeling Deal

2/11/2017 12:30 AM PST


Robby Hayes -- the runner-up in JoJo Fletcher's season of "The Bachelorette" -- has figured out a way to parlay his 15 minutes into a lucrative career -- modeling.

Robby just signed a deal with Wilhelmina Denver, which explains the bushy beard. His modeling will be targeted for the Rocky Mountain region.

We're told Wilhelmina will be working for Robby ... the agency will help him get product endorsements and hosting gigs.

Robby moved from Florida to Denver to snag the deal.

Trading sun for money. Smart move.


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

1/3/2017 6:30 AM PST

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. 

JoJo Fletcher & Jordan Rodgers Wedding Still On But We're Thin On Details

9/14/2016 6:46 AM PDT

JoJo Fletcher and Jordan Rodgers deny there's any trouble in paradise, and they certainly LOOK like everything's fine ... only problem is they've got very few clues about their big day.

We caught the 'Bachelorette' couple walking hand in hand in Bev Hills Tuesday where they shot down their recent breakup rumors.

As for settling the Rodgers' family feud ahead of their wedding -- JoJo addressed it with our photog. She's putting on a good face, but it doesn't sound great.


'Bachelorette' Stars Bros Before And After JoJo

9/2/2016 10:18 AM PDT

0902_bachelorette_guys_cancun_launch_2James Taylor and Vinny Ventiera were just friends when they were vying for JoJo Fletcher's love on TV ... now they're bonafide beach buds. 

We got the two axed 'Bachelorette' stars getting in some QT in Cancun, where they hit the waves ... and gave up tons of high fives -- a telltale sign of bros for life. 

James and Vinny even chatted up some chicks at a restaurant nearby.

They left without the girls ... but at least they've got each other. 

JoJo Fletcher & Jordan Rodgers Reality Check ... Life on a Budget

8/11/2016 10:27 AM PDT

0811_jojo_fletcher_jordan_rodgers_moving_together_launchJoJo Fletcher's running the show ... now that Jordan Rodgers officially moved to Dallas.

Jordan loaded his crap into a moving truck that made the trek from his Nashville pad to a new house the 'Bachelorette' couple just bought in Big D.

One thing you can say for sure ... they're not posers.

Chad Johnson I Didn't S*** My Pants

8/9/2016 10:50 AM PDT

Ex-'Bachelorette' villain and now ex-"Bachelor in Paradise" contestant Chad Johnson says he was done dirty by producers who made it look like he did dirty in his pants.

Chad says he never crapped his pants and that's just one example of creative license gone amok.

As for whether he'll do another show ...  

Jojo Fletcher & Jordan Rodgers Gettin Piggy With It

8/8/2016 6:33 AM PDT

0808_jojo_fletcher_paradise_launchJoJo Fletcher got a handful of Jordan Rodgers' equipment over the weekend.

The 'Bachelorette' couple tossed some pigskin in Malibu where they rented a beachside pad. Check out the pics ... Jordan can boogie down ... in more ways than one.  


'Bachelorette' JoJo Fletcher Gets Bang For Her Buck Double Date with Ex Ben Higgins

8/5/2016 6:49 AM PDT

JoJo Fletcher can't fix Jordan Rodgers' relationship with his famous brother, yet ... so an eskimo brother will have to do for now.

JoJo and Jordan double dated with 'Bachelor' winner Ben Higgins and Lauren Bushnell Thursday at Katsuya in Hollywood. It screams super weird since Ben hooked up with JoJo before dumping her on last season's 'Bachelor' finale.

No qualms though ... if you believe what Ben tells our photog.


Aaron Rodgers' Brother Bachelorette' Family Rift Coverage ... Hurt My Family

8/3/2016 4:30 PM PDT

Aaron Rodgers' brother says it's "unfortunate" the way "The Bachelorette" featured the rift between his family and the NFL star on the show ... saying the coverage hurt his family. 

Luke Rodgers -- the oldest of the Rodgers brothers -- appeared on "TMZ Sports" (airs Wednesday night on FS1) ... and says the fact producers continued to inject Aaron into the show rubbed him the wrong way. 

The good news ... Luke says the love between his bro, Jordan Rodgers, and JoJo Fletcher is 100% LEGIT -- telling us, "I've never seen my brother so happy."

Make sure to check out the entire interview tonight on "TMZ Sports" on FS1 at 9 PM PT. 

'Bachelorette' JoJo Fletcher Now Jordan REALLY Has to Meet My Parents

8/2/2016 12:35 PM PDT

JoJo Fletcher and Jordan Rodgers are having an awesome first day as a publicly engaged couple ... but now they're off to face her parents. 

We caught the love birds Tuesday leaving ABC Studios in NYC and they're still all over each other after the 'Bachelorette' finale ... where JoJo said "Yes" to the proposal from Aaron Rodgers' little bro.

She says they're heading to Dallas, where we're guessing Jordan's gonna have a much different convo with JoJo's dad than the one produced for TV.

Check out the vid ... JoJo's clearly running the show. 

Just sit there and look pretty, Jordan.


Jordan Rodgers I'M A WINNER TOO ... Engaged On 'Bachelorette'

8/2/2016 6:07 AM PDT
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0802-jordan-rodgers-twitte-01Two big winners in the Rodgers family now ... because Aaron's brother, Jordan, won "The Bachelorette" Monday night and got engaged right on the show. 

Jordan was a favorite from the beginning ... and on the season finale, he popped the question to JoJo Fletcher ... and she said "Yes!" 

It's probably news to Aaron who proudly proclaimed he didn't watch the show

Earlier in the season, Jordan revealed that he's not on speaking terms with Aaron -- and neither are his parents. Aaron famously no-showed to the hometown date. 

No word on when Jordan and JoJo plan to tie the knot -- the big question ... will Aaron get an invite? 

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