January is here and you know what that means. It’s time for ABC’s guilty pleasure dating show to return. That’s right, I’m talking about The Bachelor. Yup, I’m a glutton for punishment and enjoy this often cringe-worthy reality show. For me, it’s not so much about being a hopeless romantic and hoping true love is found. But rather, it’s the “journey” that’s exciting to watch. I’m not talking about the over-the-top dates either, but mostly the seemingly sane women go crazy. What possesses a woman to cry their eyes out over a guy they’ve known for just a couple of days and in some instances a couple of hours, is beyond me. It’s so silly, yet so riveting to watch.
While most of the guys aren’t worth shedding a tear for, there are a few that are definitely worth getting involved in a catfight over. I’ve gone through all sixteen seasons (can you believe there have been that many) and ranked the Top 10 Hottest Bachelors to ever give out roses on the ABC show. I will admit, I haven’t watched all the seasons but watched my fair share. Check out my updated rankings below and see if you agree with my choices. You might be surprised on a couple of omissions. See where new Bachelor Sean Lowe compares with the rest.
Turns out the rumors and TMZ reports were true. Kristin Chenoweth is dating a former star of The Bachelor. In the most dramatic rose ceremony ever, Kristin picks someone NOT in my Top 10 Hottest Bachelors list. In fact, the diminutive Broadway star picked one of my least favorite Bachelors ever from the history of the ABC dating show. Oh Kristen, I expected more from you.
Chenoweth confirmed her new relationship with People magazine saying, “We have been spending a little time together.” The new couple have been spotted dining together in West Hollywood and at a cafe near this Bachelor’s home in Texas. The two reportedly met at an event in October. I wonder if he gave the former Pushing Daisies star roses on their first date or other flowers… daisies, perhaps? Find out who Kristin’s new beau is below.
It’s a little hard to believe but already, ABC’s hit show The Bachelor is about to embark on its 17th season set to air this coming January. The man all the women are dying to get their hands on is insurance agent and former fitness model, Sean Lowe. If you are a superfan of the series, you’ll know that Sean had his heart broken during Emily’s season of The Bachelorette. Now, its his turn to get his just desserts.
Already, ABC has released the names and photos of 24 bachelorettes who will all by vying for Sean’s love and affection. But, only one of them will win his heart and get a ring on it at the end of the journey. Sean is smokin’ hot and the nicest guy so ABC didn’t hesitate to find some of the hottest girls to put in the house for him. Check out all the ladies’ photos and bios and vote for you favorite bachelorette below.
Tonight, the final rose will be handed out to close this season’s chapter of “The Bachelorette” with Emily Maynard. Following an exciting summer of hotties and hookups in “The Bachelor Pad,” girls and gays will be glued to their TV’s this fall to catch a new sexy Bachelor woo 25 girls into his arms and to fall in love. But, just who will ABC pick as their next leading man?
For the longest time, rumors have been circulating that Roberto Martinez would be jumping back in the saddle after his recent breakup with Aly Fedotowsky. However, it’s being said that Aly is urging and begging Roberto not to do it. While Roberto would be the perfect hottie for the show, another Bachelorette cast-off is in the running to take his place. If the rumor is true, then I am all for it!
Interestingly enough, tonight’s Final Rose Special which is usually pre-taped for ABC is being broadcast live for the first time in the show’s history. Why? According to reports, Chris Harrison has confirmed that events have transpired since the proposal and engagement that may have changed Emily’s feelings. If that’s the case, I have a hunch that her dismissal of this sexy man could be the reason she’s holding back from spending time with the one who actually proposed to her. So, if she announces feelings for him tonight on the show, would he accept or say adios and take on 25 single ladies? Find out who I am talking about below.
In the grand tradition of recycling, ABC is looking within the family to helm the next season of “The Bachelor“. This shouldn’t come as a surprise since the producers typically do this incestuous type of casting. What is mildly shocking is the pool of rejects they’re picking from. Much like this season of “The Bachelorette”, where they opted not to pick any of Ben Flajnik’s ladies, producers are once again passing on the current season’s suitors.
Fan favorite Emily Maynard “won” Brad Womack’s season and was a no-brainer to become “The Bachelorette” when her eventual breakup with Womack happened. Plus none of Flajnik’s women were all that interesting or likeable. With that said, based on the Final 3 spoilers of Emily’s season, I’m shocked they aren’t picking any of her men. All the rumored Final 3 are cute and charming, based on the episodes that have aired so far.
I’m thinking the reasoning behind the producers’ choice is due to this person’s likeability but also based on recent discrimination litigation against the show. Find out who is rumored to be handing out roses come next season.
This next story just goes to show that it doesn’t matter how colorful your cast is, if you don’t have a cast that features some people of color, you’re going to have a few people turning their heads. Now it looks like ABC’s The Bachelor and its sister show The Bachelorette are finding themselves in some hot water for not putting some ethnicity in their show. If you don’t watch the show this may be a shock to you, but in a total of 23 seasons between the two, not ONCE has the show had an African-American man or woman as the featured bachelor or bachelorette. Say WHAT?!
Who are the men behind this lawsuit? Football players Christopher Jones and Nathaniel Claybrooks who are also being backed by a group of Nashville residents. The two revealed in a press release that they plan to file a class-action lawsuit against the show on today for racial discrimination. The men’s attorneys, who are both African-American, will file their complaint in federal court against ABC, three production companies working on the show and executive producer Mike Fleiss.
He didn’t find love on ABC’s dating show, but perhaps this new gig might yield a long-term relationship. He’ll be in front of numerous women on a nightly basis. You never know. Strangers things have happened. Not content with their fifteen minutes of fame, one certain former “Bachelor” is stepping back into the spotlight. This time around, he’ll resurface at the titillating male revue show, The Chippendales.
According to TMZ, this reality star begins his tenure on February 23 at the Rio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. He’ll join the likes of 98 Degrees member Jeff Timmons and “Jersey Shore” star Ronnie Magro as an honorary celebrity Chippendale. Though, he’ll work with the world-famous strippers, the former Bachelor star will not wear the traditional bowtie and shirt cuff attire. Instead, he’ll MC the show. Find out who’s heading off to Sin City below.
Well, well, well. With the U.S version of the show on it’s 16th season, looks like Canada will finally be getting their own version of ‘The Bachelor’, with CityTV announcing that ‘The Bachelor Canada‘ is to debut on their network this fall. The nine-episode show is being produced by Vancouver’s Force Four Entertainment, known for such shows as ‘Cupcake Girls’ and ‘Million-Dollar Neighbourhood.’ U.S. host Chris Harrison made the announcement in Toronto this morning on Breakfast Television.
Canada doesn’t have the best track record for reality shows. ‘Canada’s Next Top Model’, ‘Canadian Idol’, and more recently, ‘So You Think You Can Dance Canada‘, all ended up getting canceled. Perhaps this year things may change with a hot eligible man on ‘The Bachelor Canada’ and some talented performers on ‘Canada’s Got Talent‘ this spring. Not to mention, ‘The Real Housewives of Vancouver’ which sounds like it will be amazing.