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'Bachelor' Couple Arie & Lauren Took No Chances with Wedding Dress ... En Route to Hawaii

1/12/2019 12:06 PM PST
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'Bachelor' stars and soon-to-be husband and wife Arie Luyendyk Jr. and Lauren Burnham appear to be real hands-on for their wedding ... as in, not letting anyone else put their hands on her dress.

The couple were spotted a few days ago at the Kahului Airport in Hawaii with their luggage, including a white wedding dress bag. It's clear there are some items just too important to let out of their sight.

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Arie and Lauren are set to get married Saturday at Haiku Mill in Maui, nearly a year after he proposed to her on the 'After the Final Rose' episode. Of course, this came after he proposed to Becca on the season finale ... but changed his mind and begged for Lauren back.

The 2 are also expecting their first child together -- a girl -- so they have more than just their nuptials to celebrate.

Congrats!

'The Bachelor' Season Premiere Colton's Virginity Top of Mind

1/8/2019 6:46 AM PST

As if the new 'Bachelor' didn't already know he was a virgin, his suitors (and the show at large) constantly reminded him during the season premiere ... and it got old fast.

Colton Underwood's journey got started Monday night, and as he was meeting the lovely ladies who'll be vying for his heart ...and apparently his crotch. His virginity was on the minds in the mouths of almost every girl. It was awkwardly charming at first, but quickly became a tired gag.

Even worse ... the virgin gimmicks quickly escalated from a chat to full-blown costumes just to land the joke. One girl popped a "cherry" balloon in front of Colton, another teased him with a real peach, and yet another took away his "V" card in a corny magic trick.

But, Alex D. of Boston took the cake (and the award for worst contestant thus far) by creeping out of the limo in a human-size sloth suit and lurching over to him in slow-mo ... staying committed to the whole sloth thing the entire way through. 

It was cringeworthy to say the least. Fact is ... Colton's more than just his virginity -- here's hoping the producers of the show realized that before it's too late.

Colton Underwood Am I Still a Virgin? Well ...

1/2/2019 8:11 AM PST

Colton Underwood just swerved REAL hard on the big v-question that everyone wants to know.

The 'Bachelor' star was out Tuesday in NYC and was asked about finding love and whether or not he finally lost his virginity. Colton's sex life has been a major focus of his storyline after he revealed he was still a virgin during "The Bachelorette."

Colton's season premieres next week ... and you gotta imagine just about every woman competing for him will know the 26-year-old might finally be up for getting down.

Nikki Bella No Sparks with 'Bachelorette' Star And Kiss Never Happened!!

12/4/2018 12:30 AM PST
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If Nikki Bella's date with Peter Kraus had been filmed for "The Bachelorette," it would have ended with him strolling into an SUV without a rose. She just wasn't feeling it ... TMZ has learned.

Our production sources tell us ... while her date looked every bit like an episode of 'Bachelorette' -- which included a ride on a gondola and sipping wine -- fact is, there just weren't any sparks for her to wanna lock down a second date. 

The big tell ... we're told Nikki couldn't muster the strength to pucker up and kiss Peter when he made his move. Yup, she left him hanging. We're told she freaked out and screamed "NO!!!" before pulling away. 

Bottom line ... Nikki's just not ready to start dating again following her on-again, off-again relationship with John Cena.

As for why she went on the date at all? We're told Nikki's mom is a HUGE 'Bachelor' fan and suggested she give Peter a shot. The date will play out on the new season of "Total Bellas" next year.

For now, we're told Nikki will be laying low on the dating scene, and focusing on her career. Back to the drawing board, Peter. 

'The Proposal' 1st Couple to Get Engaged ... Are Dunzo!!!

9/16/2018 4:38 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

The first couple who got engaged on ABC's 'Bachelor'-spinoff, "The Proposal," have called it quits just a few months after the show premiered this summer.

Amputee police officer Mike Crowe tells TMZ that his new fiancee, Monica Villalobos, broke things off with him while they were recently on a trip to Costa Rica. The split happened just last week in the middle of their vacation -- Mike says Monica told him she didn't have feelings for him anymore.

Mike's clearly still hurting from the fresh break-up. He says not only did he put himself out there in trying to meet that special someone on TV, but notes that a ton of people have gotten emotionally invested in their journey. Plus, he says the Costa Rica trip was supposed to be in celebration of his 30th birthday ... so this doubly sucks for him.

As to whether he feels like he was set up for failure by the premise of the show -- propose to someone you've never met within an hour-long program -- Mike says no. He tells us he didn't have any expectations and didn't feel any outside pressure on the relationship. It's unclear if Monica felt the same, but he implies she might've not loved the scrutiny.

There's a potential silver lining here though. We ask if he'd be open to being cast in "The Bachelorette" if producers come calling. Let's put it this way ... he ain't saying no!

Amanda Stanton from 'Bachelor' Arrested for Domestic Violence

9/11/2018 2:51 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

9/13 -- A rep for Amanda tells TMZ that the whole event was a misunderstanding. Amanda had a few drinks and gave Bobby what she thought was a playful shove in front of hotel security, who then called police.

The rep says "Amanda is embarrassed and ashamed this happened and sincerely apologizes to hotel security and the Las Vegas Police Department," and no hard feelings for everyone doing their jobs.

'Bachelor' and "Bachelor in Paradise" fan favorite Amanda Stanton has been arrested for domestic battery after a drunken post-bachelorette party incident with her boyfriend ... TMZ has learned.  

Sources familiar with what went down tell us Stanton was partying with friends at The Encore for a co-ed bachelorette event. We're told Stanton's bf, Bobby Jacobs, was there too ... and everyone was celebrating in a room at the hotel.

Law enforcement tells us security came to the room for a noise complaint, and Bobby was talking to the guard. We're told that's when an apparently boozed up Amanda tried to intervene, and shoved Bobby in the process. 

We're told the shove was hard enough for security to call cops, who arrested Amanda for misdemeanor domestic violence. She was released Monday.

Sources close to Amanda tell us she and Bobby are still together, and they both think someone slipped something -- a drug, presumably -- into her drink.

Stanton was a fave on Ben Higgins' season of "The Bachelor" ... finishing 4th. She went on to appear on season 3 of "Bachelor in Paradise" and got engaged to Josh Murray, but things went south quickly.

We reached out to Bobby and Amanda ... so far, no word back.

Aaron Rodgers MIA At 'Bachelorette' Bro's 30th Bday

8/20/2018 8:13 AM PDT
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Former 'Bachelorette' star Jordan Rodgers had a big bash for his 30th birthday over the weekend -- featuring friends and family ... but NOT his famous brother, Aaron Rodgers.

The family beef is well known -- hell, they even played it up during Jordan's season on "The Bachelorette" -- but people in Aaron's life had been trying to convince him to reconcile.

Doesn't seem like it worked ... because when Jordan posted pics from his birthday bash in Bowling Green, Kentucky on Saturday -- we saw brother Luke and dad Edward but no Aaron. 

One source who was there confirms to TMZ Sports Aaron did not attend.

JoJo Fletcher -- the woman Jordan proposed to on "The Bachelorette" -- was there (she's in the gold wig). So was Luke's fiancee, Aimee.

If you're wondering, the Packers had a preseason game on Thursday ... so, it would have been theoretically possible for the QB to make it.

As for the rift ... Aaron's ex-girlfriend, Olivia Munn, had previously said there were jealously issues with Aaron's father and brothers but noted, "I don't think either side of the road is clean."

Colton Underwood How's it Hangin'!!!

8/19/2018 12:20 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Famed virgin Colton Underwood failed to get engaged on TV, but he's still holding onto the ring.

The 'Bachelorette' star and ex-NFL stud hit up Venice Beach to sculpt his hot bod, which frankly already looks like a finished work to us.  

Colton totally knows how to spend a summer's day at the beach ... 'cause he busted out a six pack.  It's a bonus for all the folks walking on the boardwalk for sure.

Seriously, how is this man-dime STILL a virgin? Get on it, ladies. 

Colton Underwood My New Dog's Home And Chowing on Chicken!!!

8/18/2018 5:31 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Colton Underwood's been united with his furry new roomie, Thor ... and the good boy's already making himself at home.

TMZ got video of the 2-year-old German Shepherd inside the 'Bachelorette' star's house Saturday ... hesitantly learning to go down the steps and meeting his new canine bro, Sniper.

The "goofball" also got to feast on some people food -- delicious rotisserie chicken.

We broke the story ... Thor was destined for the meat markets of Asia before the non-profit org Bunny's Buddies saved him, and Colton got involved to make it a happy ending for all.

Colton Underwood Saves Dog Destined For Dinner Plates

8/18/2018 12:20 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

1:30 PM PT -- They're officially bros now.

11:00 AM PT -- Thor is on his way to Colton!

Colton Underwood has a new roommate ... and it's an adorable one. 

The 'Bachelorette' star is the proud new owner of a 2-year-old German Shepherd rescue ... the dog was destined for the meat markets of Asia before a non-profit org saved him and brought him to San Diego.

Colton made a donation to Bunny's Buddies, and they set him up with the pup. The ex-NFL stud was united with his new friend Saturday and changed his name from Tor to Thor.

That was a superhero move by Colton. His other dog, Sniper, will be happy too. 

'Bachelorette' Contestant Suspended by Universal Studios After Sexual Harassment Claims

8/8/2018 12:50 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

'Bachelorette' contestant Leo Dottavio is under investigation for sexual harassment, and his job as a stuntman at Universal Studios might hang in the balance ... TMZ has learned.

Sources familiar with the situation tell TMZ ... a complaint with human resources was filed Friday by someone who claims to have witnessed Leo making several women uncomfortable on the set with excessive hugging and unwanted flirting.

The complaint also mentions Leo sliding into the women's DMs and making them uncomfortable with the conversation.

We're told the person who filed the complaint says the alleged behavior went down at the end of 2017 when Leo worked on the "Water World" show ... but before he was cast on 'Bachelorette.'

He'd been working on "Water World" for 3 and a half years, but he was taken off the schedule in response to the initial allegations made by a former 'Bachelor' contestant ... who publicly accused him of sexually harassing women more than a decade ago. Leo denied those claims.

We've reached out to Leo who tells us he's unaware of the more recent allegations.

We reached out to Universal and a spokesperson tells TMZ, "We are aware of the situation and have taken appropriate actions" ... referring to the suspension.

We're also told Leo is technically employed by a third party production company ... and that company is investigating the allegations. Universal has suspended him pending that investigation.

'Bachelorette' Becca Kufrin Riding the Fame Wave with Garrett ... Get It While You Can

8/8/2018 6:55 AM PDT

Another 'Bachelorette' season has come and gone, and that means it's time for the awkward street photo ops ... which goes for Becca Kufrin and her new fiance too, of course.

The newest TV couple was following in the footsteps of their predecessors Tuesday, making the rounds in NYC a day after the finale aired ... where Garrett Yrigoyen proposed.

As was the case with Rachel Lindsay last year, now comes the seemingly compulsory trip to NYC, where paps shout out PDA instructions ... and the 'Bachelorette' pair plays along. The big question here ... who made ya cringe more: Rachel or Becca??

Oh, and if you're wondering where Becca and Garrett are gonna be registered ... we got your answer right here. Just know -- you'll have to be a member to hook 'em up.

Colton Underwood Blake's 'Bachelor' Material!! Buuuuut, So is ...

8/7/2018 4:46 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Colton Underwood thinks Becca Kufrin's 'Bachelorette' runner-up has what it takes to slip into "The Bachelor" tux next -- but he also thinks he ain't that special.

We got the ex-NFL stud, and famed virgin, Tuesday in Venice and he said Blake has a really good shot, especially after the emotional breakup scene ... which he considers authentic, raw emotion.

Not sure if Colton's vote of confidence carries much weight though, because he says all the other fan faves from this season -- and even an Arie-like old-timer -- are right there in the mix too. Fact is, Colton's playing coy for his top pick -- even when it comes to himself. 

BTW, if you were wondering if Colton's still a virgin after shooting the upcoming "Bachelor in Paradise" season ... we got your answer.

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