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Ben Higgins Officially Named As The Bachelor

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Bachelor nation, meet your Season 20 Bachelor.

It’s not exactly earth-shattering news. Though, props to ABC and Chris Harrison for trying to trick us with that stunt on After Paradise. Perennial runner-up Nick Viall sat with Harrison discussing his quest for love. After a quick exchange, Viall left the couch and along came Ben Higgins.

Higgins was the clear front-runner the second Kaitlyn Bristowe let him go. He was a fan favorite all season long. The only thing that was potentially preventing him from getting the coveted spot was his age. At 26-years-old, the software salesman is one of the youngest Bachelors ever. Season 5’s Jesse Palmer was also 26. Both are five years younger than the average Bachelor age of 31.

Even though he’s on the younger side, Higgins comes off very mature and level-headed. In fact, he reminds me of another well-liked recent Bachelor- Sean Lowe. He was only two years younger at 28 and he’s only one of two to walk down the aisle from the men’s side of the franchise.

Are you happy that Ben H. got the slot over Viall, Ben Z, Josh Murray and other rumored candidates? Personally, I was hoping Chris ‘cupcake’ Strandberg would get the gig. The dentist is beyond cute. Check out a couple shirtless pics of Ben below.

check out a shirtless pics after the jump

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Like she did with “Bad Blood,” Taylor Swift is using an awards show to premiere her latest music video. The 25-year-old debuts her “Wildest Dreams” visual this weekend at the 2015 MTV VMAs.

Once again, she teams up with director Joseph Khan who was behind her “Blank Space” and “Bad Blood” clips. Khan recently headed to Africa to capture footage for the video.

Swift debuted a short 15-second teaser for what will undoubtedly be another eye-catching video. Her leading man this time around is the manly Scott Eastwood who recently starred in The Longest Ride and will appear next in Suicide Squad. Swift sure knows how to pick her male co-stars. Check out the preview below.

watch preview after the jump

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The 21st competition for the coveted mirrorball kicks off September 14. On today’s Good Morning America, it was revealed that Bindi Irwin will be one of those vying for the title. Though best known for being the daughter of the late ‘Crocodile Hunter’ Steve Irwin, the 17-year-old is a star in her own right, appearing on both television and on film.

In other DWTS-related news, many believed Caitlyn Jenner would also be part of the cast. DWTS casting director and co-executive producer Deena Katz revealed to Gossip Cop that would not be the case… at least not this year.

“I think Caitlyn would be great on the show,” Katz told the publication, adding, “I think right now she needs to figure out her life. Trust me, we will be fighting for her at some point. But for now, let Caitlyn become Caitlyn.”

The rest of the stars competing alongside Irwin will be announced each day for the next two weeks on the ABC morning show. Talk about stretching things out. UGH!!!

Check out Bindi’s interview below. She’s actually quite cute and charming which will be useful when it comes to winning Dancing With The Stars viewers over. I predict she’ll get paired up with Mark Ballas.

watch reveal after the jump

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NeNe Leakes who??? For those worried the Real Housewives of Atlanta would suffer after Leakes’ departure, fear not. Bravo is doing everything in their power to ensure its prize pony doesn’t lose its shine.

Though the network never confirms casting rumors until the official trailer drops for the new season, Season 8 is shaping up to be the best yet for RHOA. Both Sheree Whitfield and Marlo Thompson are reportedly back and already stirring up trouble. They recently showed up to Cynthia Bailey’s white party wearing all black. Those stunt queens 😉

Rumors are swirling that Facts of Life actress Kim Fields is taking part as well. However, I’m sure this piece of casting news is the one that will generate the most headlines when the show returns.

TMZ reports transgender model Amiyah Scott is joining the popular franchise. Born Arthur, Scott began her transformation 10 years ago when she was 17. No word if she’ll be a full-fledged wife or just a friend, but I can’t wait to see how she interacts with the other women. Check out a few pics of the gorgeous beauty below.

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Tracy Morgan Returns To Saturday Night Live

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From 1996 to 2003, Tracy Morgan was a cast member on Saturday Night Live. This October 17, the 46-year-old heads back to his former stomping grounds to host. I fully expect other alums to come back to celebrate this homecoming.

His return marks his first major appearance since he was critically injured in a car accident back in June 2014. That tragedy took the life of his longtime friend and colleague, James McNair.

NBC also revealed two other big names booked to host during SNL’s 41st season. Find out below which two ladies received a call.

find out who’s hosting the premiere after the jump

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FOX has found its John Travolta to front their Urban Cowboy television adaptation. Mexican actor Alfonso Herrera will star in the network drama’s pilot based on the classic 1980 flick. Deadline reports his character is a popular rodeo circuit rider and drug cartel mule who is forced to flee Mexico.

As the previously released show logline stated, the reimagining follows Kyle (Herrera) and Gaby as two star-crossed young lovers who pursue their dreams and passions through the sweat of line-dancing in honky-tonks, the grime of the oil refineries and the glamor of modern Texas. It’s about family legacies, starting over, finding true love and the American dream.

Herrera was once a member of a Mexican pop group RBD and appeared in a couple of telenovelas. However, his biggest break stateside came in the recently-renewed Netflix drama Sense8. He was Hernando, the secret lover of sensate, actor Lito Rodriguez played by Miguel Ángel Silvestre. If you need a refresher of their steamy scenes, check out a montage below of their sexiest moments.

watch sex scene montage after the jump

Jane The Virgin Snags Britney Spears

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Empire isn’t the program recruiting top recording artists for guest spots this Fall. Jane The Virgin has a secret weapon of their own.

The one and only Britney Spears is dropping by the critically-acclaimed CW show for its second season. Series creator Jennie Snyder Urman confirmed the casting and teased Spears’ upcoming role. Read it below.

read statement after the jump

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For those worried about the eye candy deficiency due to Colton Haynes exiting Arrow. Fear not. Producers have added an equally sculpted stud to fill the void for Season 4.

Before we get to that hot juicy ass, let’s talk about another new addition. Rutina Wesley of True Blood fame heads to Starling City for a multi-episode arc as reported by The Wrap. Meanwhile, Suburgatory and Enlisted alum Parker Young joins the series as a potential love interest for Thea Queen (Willa Holland). Not a bad rebound 😉

If you’re not familiar with all of Parker’s assets, check out a few shirtless pics below, along with his memorable car wash scene from Suburgatory. Holy hotness.

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