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Aaron Rodgers' Brother Blasted By 'Bachelorette' Rival ... You're a 'Failed Football Player!'

5/24/2016 7:24 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

HATERS BE HATIN'!!!!!

Aaron Rodgers' younger bro, Jordan, made his debut as a suitor on "The Bachelorette" Monday night -- and while he was a HUUUUGE hit with rose-giver JoJo Fletcher ... the dudes were SUPER JELLY PANTS!!! 

Besides winning the first impression rose -- which puts him through to next week -- JoJo was clearly into the 27-year-old ... and even made out with the guy in the middle of the show. 

Jordan's fellow competitors clearly feel threatened -- and reacted by spewin' hate. 

"You're a 27-year-old failed football player. You've done nothing with your life other than throw a piece of leather," one of the ridiculously jelly contestants blabbed. 

By the way, in the season preview at the end of the show, JoJo wraps her legs around Jordan while wearing a bikini. 

Better get used to that hate, bro. 

The 'Bachelor' Caila Quinn Back On Camera ... Next 'Bachelorette'?

3/4/2016 12:33 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0304_caila_bachelorette_shooting_launchThe next 'Bachelorette' has yet to be announced, but there's a strong sign Ben Higgins reject Caila Quinn is getting the nod.

Quinn, who was eliminated from "The Bachelor" on Monday's episode, was spotted shooting something Wednesday around her hometown of Hudson, Ohio. Cameras followed her to local spots including her alma mater, Western Reserve Academy.

She was also seen sitting alone inside a gazebo looking pensively into the distance -- which has all the makings of a classic 'Bachelorette' intro scene. 

We're told onlookers were asked to sign release forms to appear on television, and although the crew didn't specify what show they were shooting for ... there are reports Caila is the chosen one.

We reached out to ABC, but no word back.

'Bachelorette' Star Josh Seiter Trash Talking the Show Got Me Blackballed

2/12/2016 12:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0211-josh-seiter-INSTAGRAM-02'Bachelorette' contestant Josh Seiter says he's being blocked from talking to the media about something as innocent as a charity event, because he accused the show of being staged.

Josh -- who got booted from Kaitlyn Bristowe's season -- says he was supposed to be on "Windy City Live" this week, but ABC contacted the show and Josh's manager to say the appearance would breach his 'Bachelorette' contract.

Josh says he's been allowed to do promotional gigs in the past, and thinks this is especially strange since he was merely going to talk up a breast cancer charity event. 

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He tells us he suspects the ban has something to do with previous interviews he did after getting booted -- including one on "TMZ Live" -- where he alleged most of the 'Bachelor' and 'Bachelorette' shows are fake.

Josh says he's been told he can still do the charity event, as long as he doesn't talk to the media. We reached out to ABC and Warner Bros. (which produces 'Bachelorette') ... but no comment from either.   

Rumer Willis Me, the Next 'Bachelorette'? Hahahahahaha!!!

1/14/2016 6:41 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Rumer Willis has heard the buzz about her being the leading candidate for the next season of "The Bachelorette" ... and she feels very strongly about it. 

We brought it up to the 'DWTS' champ as she was leaving The Nice Guy. Great move on our photog's part. Check out her response ...

#OnToTheNextOne 

Nick Viall 'Bachelorette' Female Photog Edition

12/2/2015 7:06 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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'Bachelorette' runner-up Nick Viall's flirt game is still strong ... based on his run-in with a TMZ photog at LAX, anyway. 

We got Nick at baggage claim when he happened to run into a pair of our photogs -- Jake and Brittany ... who happens to be a huge 'Bachelor/Bachelorette' fan.

Check it out, she fires off a bunch of questions -- including how he thinks Kylie Jenner would do on the show -- but Nick seems preoccupied with something ... or someone.

He's definitely paying close attention to EVERY word from our photog's mouth.

'Bachelorette' Star Ed Swiderski Sue You, Landlord ... I Didn't Trash My Pad!!!

10/15/2015 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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1014_ed-swiderski_gettyFormer 'Bachelorette' contestant Ed Swiderski says he got screwed out of his apartment security deposit because his landlord is blaming him for $12,000 worth of damage!

Ed and his wife Natalie moved out of the pad in Chicago's West Loop this past July, and he says they left it exactly the same way they found it -- minus reasonable wear and tear -- but never got back the $3,700 security deposit.

According to the lawsuit, Ed's landlord, Robert O'Bryan, tagged him for the following: 

-$100 for missing chandelier crystals

-$60 for missing parking remotes

-$1,500 for fixing 5 doors with dog scratches on them

-$1,150 for a new carpet after he found dog feces and urine stains on the old one

-$4,950 in repainting costs ... all things the landlord says aren't "regular wear and tear."

Those are just the highlights, there's much more, but Ed says it's all BS since he cleaned the place, and a new tenant moved in the very same day he moved out.

O'Bryan tells TMZ the damage he found during inspection was "shocking," and thinks Ed is being ungrateful. He says he was willing to just take his deposit, and eat the rest of the damage ... which would have been more than $9k. 

Ed and his wife are suing for $11,100 -- 3 times their deposit.

'Bachelorette' Star JJ Lane Someone Almost Bit My Finger Off During Hockey Game

9/10/2015 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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JJ-Lane-INJURY-tmz-wm.JPG"​The Bachelorette" star JJ Lane got bit so badly during a hockey game he almost lost his finger.

JJ was on the ice Tuesday in Denver. He checked a guy, pinning him against the boards, when the opposing player went loco, chomping down on JJ's pinky.

One of JJ's teammates sprung into action, bashing the aggressor on the back with his hockey stick until the guy released JJ's digit.

JJ went to the ER where doctors cleaned out the bloody mess and splinted it up.

JJ's had a spate of bad luck lately ... he was hospitalized back in July after allegedly being jumped by gang members.

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Nick Viall I Didn't Ruin 'The Bachelorette'

8/28/2015 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Perpetual 'Bachelorette' runner-up Nick Viall insists he didn't spoil this season's finale by hanging with an attractive woman who wasn't Kaitlyn Bristowe ... on the eve of the show's finale. 

Viall says he's got nothing but love for the newly-crowned bachelor Ben Higgins ... a role Nick coveted. 

As for finding love on reality TV ... he's just not giving up. 

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Hilary Swank Reality Check Nuzzling with 'Bachelorette' Contestant

7/31/2015 8:32 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0731-kasey-hilary-instagramHilary Swank, a two-time Oscar winner who's dated Hollywood stars, has gone reality, because she's getting cozy with a former contestant from "The Bachelorette."

Swank spent her 41st birthday Thursday night at Gjelina -- a popular restaurant in Venice, CA -- with Kasey Stewart, who was eliminated in week 9 during Desiree Hartsock's season of "The Bachelorette."

Stewart posted, "Happy Birthday to this beautiful soul. @hilaryswank."

This boy's not cryin'. 

update_graphic_red_barTurns out ... Swank and Stewart go back to at least 2013 ... when the pair posed for a photo together in nearly matching v-neck t-shirts.

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'Bachelorette' Star Shawn Evans Another Reality Star Bricked Me in the Head

7/30/2015 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0729-shawn-evans-instagram"​The Bachelorette" star Shawn Evans says he was the victim of "reality-star-on-reality-star crime" ... after getting hit in the head by a brick.

The alleged brick tosser is Mickey Rapaport, aka Mickey Coco, who was featured on MTV Canada's show "Grand Benders."

Shawn was leaving a bar in Grand Bend, Ontario last week when Mickey allegedly hurled a brick from a second story balcony in Shawn's direction, hitting him in the head.  

Canadian cops arrested Rapaport for assault with a weapon and busted Rapaport's son Justin as well ... for obstructing a peace officer.

Evans says he suffered a concussion and plans on suing.

Harsh reality.

'Bachelorette' Runner-Up Nick Viall Blows His Loser Cover ... Before Show Finale

7/28/2015 2:04 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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'Bachelorette' runner-up Nick Viall ruined the big finale -- making it clear he wasn't picked -- because he was openly and notoriously cavorting with a hot girl who was NOT the bachelorette.

Viall was hanging poolside Sunday afternoon at the Mondrian Hotel in West Hollywood, clearly not caring that everyone around him could easily guess he was not bachelorette Kaitlyn Bristowe's choice. It's all the more interesting because most people assumed he was gonna win during Monday's show.

We're told Nick is saying the chick in the pool is just a friend from home.  

He clearly has a type ... she looks just like Kaitlyn, but we're not calling her a consolation prize.

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'Bachelorette' Contestant Hospitalized After ... 'Gang' Brawl

7/15/2015 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0714_Jj-lane_black_eyes_4_twitterJJ Lane -- one of the so-called 'Brokeback Bachelors' from this season of The Bachelorette -- got ambushed by a gang of dudes waiting outside a cast and crew after-party.

The beatdown happened Saturday night when JJ was leaving the "Men Tell All" after-party. Production sources tell us he and a crew member got jumped by a group of at least 5 thugs.

It got ugly, real quick -- we're told JJ and the crew member took a few shots to the face, and the brawl continued until someone ran into the club to grab fellow contestant Ben Zorn. The hardbodied, badass jumped in and broke up the fight.

JJ suffered 2 black eyes, and his suit got shredded, but witnesses tell us he fought the good fight, considering the numbers. JJ believes the attackers were a gang, according to our sources. 

We're told he ended up in an ER because he was feeling ill, and friends were worried he had a concussion. For some reason, neither JJ nor anyone on the production chose to call cops about the brawl. 

JJ's only consolation -- he doesn't have to get engaged to Kaitlyn. She booted him 4 weeks ago. We hear Clint's still available.

'The Bachelorette' Producers We Love Sex on the Show!!!

7/3/2015 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0702-kaitlyn-nick-bachelorette-getty-01Kaitlyn Bristowe and Nick Viall apparently were the wet dreams of "The Bachelorette" producers ... they were drooling to make a story line out of the sexual tryst, but the other guys wouldn't bite. 

Sources connected with the show tell TMZ, some of the contestants definitely knew Kaitlyn and Nick had sex. We're told producers did everything they could to goose those contestants into talking about it and making it a big deal.

Now here's the rub. The contestants wouldn't bite. We're told they all knew producers wanted to make it a story line and a source of conflict, but they felt if they did that it would help Nick and therefore hurt them.

The show has still not squarely addressed the liaison. 

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