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Bachelor Alum Ben Higgins and Fiance Lauren Bushell Have Called it Quits

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In an announcement that really came as no surprise, Ben Higgins and Lauren Bushnell have officially called off their engagement. The couple got engaged during Ben’s season of ABC’s show The Bachelor. The ex-couple confirmed to People that they have decided to go their separate ways. They released a joint statement to People saying that regardless of the failure of their relationship they remain friends.

They told People in their statement, “It is with heavy hearts that we announce our decision to go our separate ways. We feel fortunate for the time we had together, and will remain friends with much love and respect for one another. We wish nothing but the best for each other, and ask for your support and understanding at this time.”

Ben’s season was very memorable for Bachelor fans due to the fact that Ben told both Lauren and JoJo Fletcher that he loved them during the fantasy suite date episode. Never in Bachelor history has that happened before. When Lauren found out that Ben had confessed his love for both her and her competition, she struggled with Ben loving JoJo as well. She told People, “post-filming was more of an emotional roller coaster than the actual show.”

Lauren also said at the time, “I fall more in love with Ben every day and it’s hard to separate what happened long ago and my current feelings. It’s confusing. It does wear on me. It hurts,” she added. “It’s like, why did I have to go through that hurt? It’s already a few months of confusion and tears and then to have to deal with it again. It’s hard.”

Despite the rough beginning to their engagement, the couple seemed to be doing well up until their announced that they were going to put their wedding on hold last November. During their time on the reality tv series, Ben and Lauren: Happily Ever After?, Ben stunned Lauren by announcing that wanted to put their wedding plans on hold. Lauren was upset but Ben assured her that ultimately he wanted to marry her. Looks like that didn’t quite pan out.

 

 

 

Chris Soules’ Legal Team Proclaims his Innocence in Fatal Hit and Run

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chris-soules-arrestFans of the ABC, The Bachelor, were stunned last week to hear that season 19’s bachelor was involved in a fatal hit and run last week. Chris Soules was arrested after his Chevy Truck rear ended a tractor that was being driven by one of his neighbors. The accident resulted in the death of his neighbor, Kenneth Mosher. He was arrested shortly after the accident at his home in Arlington, Iowa. He was charged with a felony and now his attorneys are asking a judge to dismiss the charges against him.

Last week, Soules was charged with leaving the scene of an accident causing death. The motion filed by his attorneys stated that, “The complaint alleged Mr. Soules “[did] not immediately stop the vehicle at the scene of the accident or as close as possible, and failed to return to and remain at the scene of the accident.” However, a recording of the 911 call that Soules made at the scene of the accident contradicts the original compliant filed against Soules. The recording of the call was released a few days after the accident.

The call originally obtained by TMZ, was logged by 911 operators before the police could reach the scene of the accident. Soules can be heard breathing heavily and on the verge of tears as he relays to the operator how the accident happened. The operator asks some questions about the situation and Soules checks the victim’s pulse and tells the operator that he can feel a pulse and that the victim was bleeding from the mouth. The operator asks if someone could perform CPR and it is not clear if it is Soules performing CPR or a bystander. Soules then left the scene and was later tracked down to his home and arrested.

Based on that call, Soule’s attorney’s are asking that the felony charge be dismissed. The filing stated, “Mr. Soules described the location of the accident and communicated with dispatch for approximately 5 minutes and 45 seconds while help was en route,” the May 1st filing read. “The evidence will further show that emergency responders arrived on the scene shortly after Mr. Soules concluded his 911 call. Mr. Soules remained on the scene with those emergency responders for several more minutes before returning to his home.”

The court documents went on to say, “Before hanging up, he confirmed that emergency responders were en route. Mr. Soules did not depart the scene until he was assured emergency personnel had the situation in hand. As a matter of law, the State cannot prove Mr. Soules did not render ‘reasonable assistance.’ Mr. Soules’ actions at the scene, as captured by the 911 recording, unquestionably were ‘reasonable.'”

Chris Soules is due in court next on May 9th, 2017.

 

 

 

And the Winner of the Final Rose is…..

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nick-viall-engaged-vanessa-after-the-final-rose-recapMonday night wrapped up the final episode of the latest painful season of The Bachelor and a winner (don’t know if that is the right word for it) was chosen. And it was the Canadian special education teacher, Vanessa Grimaldi, who won the heart of Nick Viall. The fourth time is the charm because this Bachelor franchise alum finally found the love of his life. The universally panned season finally came to an end and the fans who stuck around to the watch the Final Rose were not convinced that this couple is headed for a happily ever after.

The episode started with Nick sitting down with his family to discuss the last remaining ladies. Mary, his poor mother, starts to get very emotional and begins to cry. We can only assume that she is hoping that Nick will just find someone already and her reality t.v. nightmare can come to an end. After asking him if he had a favorite, (which the answer was no), Nick’s dad summed the experience up pretty perfectly. “Going through this whole process as parents was, at times, excruciating,” says Nick’s dad, bluntly.

Raven is up first to spend time with the family. She had already met them earlier on in the season on a one on one date. The family seemed to like Raven and Nick’s little sister seems to like her the most. Bella, the little sister, asks Raven if she loves Nick and Raven says yes. Bella then states that she hopes that Nick picks Raven. It’s now Mary’s turn and it could not be more obvious that Mary is just over it. The effort she is making however to play along is an Oscar worthy performance.

Vanessa is next and it’s pretty apparent that Nick’s family appears subdued. During dinner, Vanessa recounts the first one on one date where she threw up everywhere and she starts to get emotional. She starts talking about how she has been searching for someone like Nick. She begins to trail off and Nick’s family sits around awkwardly. Thankfully Bella jumps in and rescues Vanessa and scolds Nick for not finishing the story for Vanessa. For someone who has been through this process numerous times, Nick seems completely clueless when it comes to the awkwardness of meeting the family. Both of Nick’s parents have a talk with Vanessa and she asks a ton of questions. Vanessa just wants reassurance that Nick will pick her but Nick’s parents can’t really seem to give her an answer that she is satisfied with. Mary cries again and then Nick heads off to the final dates with each of the ladies.

The first date was with Vanessa to meet Santa Clause because apparently the city of Rovaniemi, Finland, is the hometown of Santa Clause. They take a horseback ride through the woods and of course, Vanessa has more questions about their future. They end up meeting Santa and he asks what they want for Christmas. They both answer love, but instead he gives them a interesting wall hanging with a painting of the two of them along with symbols for happiness and fertility. Nick and Vanessa then continue with date and Vanessa continues with more questions. She pretty much wants an answer now that Nick will pick her.  “I kind of feel like every time I ask you a question, it’s very general — the answer’s very general,” she says like she was unaware that she is on a reality t.v. show with other women to compete for the love of one man. Nick’s annoyance is pretty apparent and says that he will only propose if he feels a love that he has never felt before. When Vanessa asks him if he is ready to propose, he drops the bomb “The week’s not over.” Ugh that was a gut punch. Vanessa cries as Nick attempts to console her half-heartedly.

Well Raven is up next and after watching the excruciating question and barely any answers date with Nick and Vanessa, fans were in desperate need of some lighthearted fun. Raven, during this whole process, has always been pretty laid back. Nick and Raven go ice skating and do seem to have more fun together. After ice skating and a little make out sesh, they head back inside to talk about the future of their relationship. Nick tells Raven he is stressed about the situation but Raven seems unfazed by this. She reassures Nick and lets him know that she is ready to get engaged to him.

Then he meets with Neil Lane to pick out a ring, again. Then it’s off to the ring ceremony and Raven is the first out of the limo. Nick gets to the point pretty quickly but then keep rambling on after he has dumped her. Nick then mumbles through his tears and says “I’m gonna miss you.” Raven’s response is epic, she simply says “I know.” Good for you, Raven. Then Vanessa comes and walks up to Nick and doesn’t say anything. She just stares at him waiting for him to say something. Nick tells Vanessa he’s been falling in love with her since the second rose ceremony and tells her “I don’t want to fight it anymore, because I do love you. I’m in love with you”. She then says “Walking out of the limo, and seeing you for the first time, I knew there was something special and different about you. I thought, ‘There’s no way he’s going to notice me. Instead, you’ve noticed every part of me.” Nick proposes and Vanessa gets the ring and the final rose and then a ride in a horse-drawn carriage into their happily ever after.

Fans however are not convinced after watching the “After the Rose” special that this couple is even happy together. When the couple was finally reunited, there seemed to be tension between the two. Chris Harrison bombards the couple with questions about their relationship and it’s clear that neither of them really have discussed the logistics of their relationship. Vanessa during the hometowns insisted that she would never leave Canada and that he had to see her family at least once a week. Nick, wants to move to LA to pursue a career. When asked where they will live, Nick said that they are “leaning toward the good old U.S. of A.” Nick will be appearing next on “Dancing with the Stars” and this will be the true test of their relationship.

Fans took to social media to express their doubts that the couple was even happy. The seemed tense during the show and didn’t even really seem happy to be there. We are giving this couple at least 4 more months.

 

 

The Bachelor “The Women Tell All” Recap

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As Nick Viall wraps up this third quest for love, the Women Tell All episode aired this week and we were not disappointed. Especially after the pretty uneventful fantasy suite episodes (except for Raven’s “I just had sex” romp through Finland”, there were many memorable moments during the show. Nick’s group of rejects got together and bared their souls about their quest for the love of one man. Due to all the dramatics, the episode was actually 2 hours long instead of the usual hour long run time. But to be real, this was the Corinne show and once again, she stole the show and made it a cheesy pasta extravaganza.

Before the Corrine show could get started, the ever-host of the Bachelor franchise, Chris Harrison, introduced the previous Nick love interests. As the girls were introduced, it became painfully obvious that half the girls the audience couldn’t remember and to be fair our office couldn’t remember half of the girls as well. Like who is Lacey? She talked a lot but no one could remember any interaction she had with Nick.

After the audience settled down, Liz was the first one to be called to the proverbial hot seat. This girl got raked through the coals for her one night stand with Nick at Jade and Tanner’s wedding. Interestedly enough, Nick was never shamed for the fact that he was also part of that one night stand. It was made out to seem that she went on the show for fame versus being there for Nick. When asked why she didn’t contact him before the show, she said that, “I was in a place in my life that I really, really cared about somebody else, you know, and I needed that period to heal,” she said. By the time she was ready to contact Nick again, he was already gearing up to be the Bachelor. But she said that she felt good about her time and the Bachelor and she was able to walk away knowing that her and Nick just didn’t have a spark. Liz ended up getting a standing ovation from the rest of the girls and the crowd.

Next came Taylor. Taylor, a mental health specialist from Seattle, who is best known for “emotional intelligence” fight with Corinne. There was a lot of contention between the two and it all played out during the Women Tell All episode. Taylor started by saying that in the beginning she was giddy and excited about her potential relationship with Nick. However, once she started to get involved with the drama with Corinne, it all went down hill. Taylor tried to explain her goal in that conversation. Instead of getting people to rally behind her, she seemed to really lose the crowd. She said that Corinne ruined her professional career and that she deserves an apology from Corinne. Jasmine also jumped in to say that Taylor never even got to know Corinne and that Taylor walked around the house with her nose stuck up in the air. Turns out, Taylor was not popular amongst the other girls and it became even more apparent when no one would really come to her defense. A few of the girls tried to jump in but it also fell flat.

Next up was Corinne who then took the show by storm. It is unusual that the typical Bachelor villain ends up being a fan favorite. Even Chris Harrison stated that he enjoyed Corinne and her antics on the show. Corinne got up there and took no prisoners and even though she was blasted for her promiscuous behavior, she gave no apologies. She basically took the stance of “Don’t hate the player, hate the game”. She was out to get Nick’s attention and she did that by any means necessary. The conversation then turned to her nap situation which caused the girls to erupt into a screaming match over how inappropriate it is to nap. Once again, Corinne could care less about what people think about her nap game. Chris Harrison then sort of gets Corinne and Taylor to bury the hatchet. When Chris Harrison asked about Raquel, the nanny, Corinne told a pretty touching story about how Raquel supported her through her mom’s ovarian cancer. Then the audience was treated to Raquel’s famous “cheesy pasta“. The camera zoomed in on Taylor’s face and she had a disgusted look on her face while holding the cheesy pasta.

Next up was Kristina, the Russian angel who’s story brought everyone to tears. They replay the emotional moment when she tells Nick and her time in the Russian orphanage and the time she had to eat lipstick because they had no food, (I’m not crying, you are crying). She then speaks about the walls she had to put up and how hard it was to open up to Nick (You didn’t deserve her Nick, she is too damn good for this show).

Then Nick comes out onto the stage and it’s a pretty anticlimax. The only interesting part that happens is when Lacey (who?) asks if Nick friend zoned her. She wanted to know why Nick talked about other girls to her, and then told him that he shouldn’t talk about potential girlfriends with other potential girlfriends (Did she not know she was on The Bachelor?) The best part of Nick’s whole interview was when he told Alexis that his mom wanted to meet her. Who doesn’t want to meet Alexis the aspiring dolphin trainer?

Rachel the new bachelorette was introduced and she told a standing ovation from the rest of the girls. When asked what kind of man she is looking for, she said she wanted some who was ready to settle down, get married and have kids. Chris Harrison asked about her thoughts about being the first African American Bachelorette and she said, ”  don’t want that to be the focus of my journey, but I’m happy to acknowledge it and I’m happy to be the person to be able to do this, and I’m humbled by the experience, so I’m excited for that.” Well Rachel we can’t wait to see you in May!

 

 

Bachelor in Paradise Couple Amanda Stanton and Josh Murray Have Called it Quits

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Well another Bachelor franchise couple as called it quits. Huge shocker, Amanda Stanton and Josh Murray, who were really hot and heavy have decided t part ways. According to TMZ, the couple broke up after a fight at Jingle Ball at Staples Center which they attended with some of their co-starts from Bachelor in Paradise. They fought at the concert and then Josh walked out and ditched Amanda at the concert.

Sources say that the fight started when co-star Ashley Iaconetti started talking about a trip that her and Amanda took to Lake Tahoe. Ashley brought up that the girls drank during the trip and apparently Josh was told that they didn’t drink. Josh then snapped at Amanda and accused her of lying to him about not drinking. But sources close to Josh say it was because Amanda said something to him that he felt was very disrespectful so he left.

But is appears that there is more to the story than just that. It has been reported that the fight was actually the breaking point for Amanda who is know saying that Josh is a freeloader who didn’t pay for his half of the rent. This info came out when her ex Nicholas Buonfiglio, filed paperwork to adjust the child support payments. He claimed that Ashley made more money so his payments should be lowered. Her response was that her average monthly income is $6,864 and she pays $11,729 monthly in total household expenses despite having Murray, 32, living with her. When asked if he pays any of the household expenses she answered no. Sources claim that this is the main reason why they split.

Well another one bites the dust. Once again, we are not shocked that a coupe from the Bachelor didn’t work out. We were always a fan of Amanda and hope that she can find love some day. Good luck girl!

 

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