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'Bachelorette' Rachel Lindsay Rocks Tiny 'Engagement Ring' ... With No Rock!

5/22/2017 6:02 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

The new "Bachelorette" just surfaced before her new season kicks off Monday night with what appears to be a tiny engagement ring ... but she's got an explanation.

We got Rachel Lindsay leaving LAX, and our photog calls out the obvious -- she's wearing a sliver of metal around the finger where a huge rock would normally be if you were engaged.

Rachel's already confirmed she is in fact set to be hitched to someone from the "Bachelorette," but explains this one away with a simple answer ... it ain't a ring.

We'll let you be the judge on that.

Britney Spears 'Bachelorette' Star is My Slave (Wait, What's Your Name?)

4/6/2017 7:04 AM PDT

Britney Spears might be taken but that's not stopping her from picking famous, freshly single bachelors out of the crowd at her Las Vegas show.

"Bachelor in Paradise" star Josh Murray, who also won Andi Dorfman's 'Bachelorette' season, got the "Slave 4 U" serenade from Brit at her Wednesday night concert. It's a part of the act ... Brit picks someone in the crowd, dresses 'em up in straps and makes 'em dance.  

Lance Bass has done it, but doesn't look like Brit knew she had a celeb onstage ... based on what she says to him at the end of the routine.

It's okay, Josh. Not everyone watches.

Bachelorette Rachel Lindsay Bev Hills Horse Date Urban Cowboys!

3/23/2017 3:56 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

'Bachelorette' Rachel Lindsay went on a horse date in Beverly Hills of all places.

Rachel was shooting a segment of her show Thursday at Beverly Gardens Park with one of her 25 suitors. It's pretty hilarious ... check out the tudor-style mansions in the background.

It is, after all, the wild wild West in them thar hills ... and just a stone's throw from the Polo Lounge.

'The Bachelorette' New Season in Black and White

3/17/2017 6:43 AM PDT

"The Bachelorette" will offer Rachel Lindsay clear choices ... if race is a factor.

The photo was snapped behind the scenes on the first night of taping, showing about 14 contestants, and there is a mix ... but looks like she's trending black.

It's pretty clear from the finale of "The Bachelor" ... producers are going to make race a central story line ... looks like mission accomplished.

Ex-'Bachelor' Ben Higgins I Hope 'Bachelorette' Not Rooted in Race

3/15/2017 6:53 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Ex-'Bachelor' Ben Higgins is crossing his fingers ... hoping the new 'Bachelorette' does not get racial.

Ben's reacting to one of Rachel Lindsay's suitors, who blurted out this week, I'm ready to go black, and I'm never going to go back."

We got Ben leaving Barton G. in L.A. where he as much as said it was a bonehead statement.

Ben believes you can find love on the show and apparently, he did. He and his final rose from season 20, Lauren B., are still going strong.

The Bachelorette Meets Her Guys ... One's 'Ready to Go Black'

3/14/2017 8:07 AM PDT

Right after Nick Viall's 'Bachelor' season wrapped, Rachel Lindsay's 'Bachelorette' season began -- and one of her suitors is already getting racial.

Rachel -- the first black Bachelorette or Bachelor -- met her contestants after Monday's finale, and a white guy named Dean decided he wanted to let her know he's down with interracial dating, but watch ... he wasn't nearly that smooth about it.

Rachel's reaction was a classic fake smile -- and Dean's exit ... super awkward.

'Bachelorette' Ali Fedotowsky No More Roses ... I'm Married Now

3/4/2017 2:28 PM PST

"Bachelorette" star Ali Fedotowsky got hitched Friday ... and even had an A-list guest watch the whole thing go down.

Fedotowsky, who was at the forefront of season 6 of the show tied the knot Friday in Palos Verdes, CA with TV and radio host Kevin Manno. Not only were friends and family on hand, but "Big Bang" star Kaley Cuoco was a witness too.

Lucky for Ali, this engagement turned out better than her last ... she picked Roberto Martinez at the end of her cycle on "The Bachelorette" but the two ended their relationship in 2011 after a year and a half together.

Ali and Kevin have a daughter together who was also in the wedding.

Mazel!

'Bachelorette' Rachel Lindsay No Diversity Quota For Me But I Do Want Some Men of Color!

2/27/2017 12:47 AM PST
Exclusive 360 Video

Rachel Lindsay doesn't care what kind of men step in for her season of "The Bachelorette" -- black, white, it's all good ... but she does want to see a mix.

We got Rachel at Floyd Mayweather's weekend birthday bash inside the J.W. Marriott, and she told us she isn't looking to overcompensate in diversity for her guys just 'cause she's the 1st black 'Bachelorette.'

That's not to say she does want to see a range of color in her contestants, whom she apparently doesn't have all that much of a choice in picking. She did drop a hint though as to what kind of man COULD win her heart. 

And definitely check out the scene around Rachel and our photog -- courtesy of our new 360-degree camera!

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

2/14/2017 12:49 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Before 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
Breaking News

Finally, 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
EXCLUSIVE

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
EXCLUSIVE

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
EXCLUSIVE

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.

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