The Bachelor is just beginning with its 21st season on ABC.
The magical, journey-ending Final Rose ceremony has already been filmed, however, and customarily, The Bachelor spoilers have already leaked.
Raise your hands if you're surprised ... anyone?! Hello?
No. By this point, The Bachelor spoilers leaking before the season is almost as much of a foregone conclusion as the winners breaking up!
We kid ... mostly. But the show's track record is not great.
Just saying, people. Anyway, back to the lecture at hand:
Nick Viall has finished filming his starring turn as The Bachelor, and we know the outcome well before the final rose is doled out on TV.
After being rejected by Andi Dorfman and Kaitlyn Bristowe on back-to-back The Bachelorette finales, will he finally find love this time?
Oh yes. With Nick in the lead role and doling out the roses, it was finally his time (whether it lasts is another story, but we'll get to that later).
Anyway, ready to meet Nick's final four - and the winner?!
1. Rachel Lindsay from Dallas, Texas.
2. Corinne Olympios of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
3. Raven Gates from Hoxie, Arkansas.
4. Vanessa Grimaldi of Montreal, Canada.
Nick goes on hometown dates with these four on the ninth episode of the season. Thanks to Reality Steve, we know how it plays out from there.
Hometown Elimination: Corinne Olympios.
According to Steve, the Oracle of Bachelor and Bachelorette spoilers, insiders were surprised that Corinne made it as far as she did.
Viewers, however, can't be that shocked, given how Corinne ... endeared herself to Nick from the moment the cameras started rolling.
Let's just say she hasn't been afraid to use her feminine charms, or "golden vagine" if you will, to get where she wants to get this season.
In any case, Olympios earned herself a hometown date, but hers was the one that didn't leads to the Fantasy Suite the following week.
For hypersexual Corinne, who likely had a novel-length list of things she wanted to do to Nick in there, that has to be hard to swallow.
Speaking of Olympios, Steve notes, accurately, that Corinne is 100 percent the "villain," and will be the talk of this season. He's good.
In any case, she's out. And then there were three ...
In Episode 10, the remaining women travel to Finland, where Nick probably gets naked with all three once the cameras stop rolling.
Sorry again, Corinne. So close, yet so far.
We kid ... sort of, about Nick getting his freak on with the ladies he takes on overnight dates. We just know if Liz Sandoz is any indication ...
Check out the gallery above. Enough said.
This is Nick Viall we're talking about, at the end of the day, so it's fairly likely he's not opposed to going there with his final trio of girls. At all.
Which makes it all the more awkward (as if it weren't bad enough even without sex) to send someone home after an intimate evening.
But he does, as there are only two finalists.
Fantasy Suite Elimination: Rachel Lindsay.
Rough. Though for the first time, an African-American contestant made the final four (or three), so that's a celebration of real diversity.
Or for this show, any. Not only that, but as you surely know by this point, ABC has made Rachel Lindsay The Bachelorette this summer.
Not only is she the first African-American lead in 34 seasons of the franchise, Rachel's announcement was historic in a different sense.
Due to the timing of the reveal, viewers know she will not get engaged to Nick ... before viewers know she will not get engaged to Nick.
Rachel's hometown date is still to come, and as The Bachelor spoilers indicate, she will make it past that as Corinne gets the heave-ho.
Why make the announcement at this odd time?
"They want to be able to cast guys specifically for her," says a show insider. "They wanted to have plenty of time to find the perfect guys."
"It was going to get out anyway that Rachel would be the next Bachelorette, so producers figured they might as well announce it now."
That way, they make it "official" to "make sure they get the most and best number of applicants" and hype up her hometown date as well.
Interesting indeed. But back to Nick ... with Lindsay out, the upcoming finale of The Bachelor will pit Raven Gates against Vanessa Grimaldi.
Who will prevail? Well, the rumors were true:
Nick Viall is engaged to Vanessa Grimaldi!
Weeks ago, we heard that much like Ben Higgins picking Lauren Bushnell and JoJo Fletcher taking Jordan Rodgers, this was a sure bet.
Vanessa was his favorite early on, according to the man with all the inside connections, and like Lauren and Jordan, she got the final rose.
Now, of course, we don't know for sure.
Until it plays out on ABC, we can't be 100.00 percent positive that the information above is correct. But we would bet heavily that it is.
While the contestants' romantic futures often fade fast, with a few notable exceptions, The Bachelor spoilers are pretty close to a lock.
So even though Corinne, Rachel and Raven may get more air time, and ABC might pull out a lot of stops to keep you guessing, it's Vanessa.
Now just because Ms. Grimaldi was Nick's pick from the start and walks away the winner doesn't mean there won't be drama, of course.
You can take it to the bank that ABC promos, tabloids and other fan speculation will hint at various alternate outcomes all winter long.
Does Raven actually win in the end? Nick leave both his finalists hanging? Does he get rejected once again in what would be an epic twist?
No, no, no and no to other hypotheticals as well.
Steve is not "worried about being wrong," which is a telling sign. Speaking of signs, they don't look so hot for the winning duo's future.
The word on this street is that Nick has been bitten by the Hollywood bug, wants to be an actor and model, and is set on moving to L.A.
Doesn't exactly bode well if you're Vanessa.
The skeptics out there are no doubt asking how we can be sure they won't last as a couple before we've even seen them as a couple?
We can't. Nothing is set in stone, obviously.
Let's just say that the odds are against it for a variety of reasons, most notably the format in general, but also the leading man's ... history.
Despite all the talk that Nick "earned" the job or takes the process seriously, the trappings of fame and finding love on TV are real obstacles.
We wish them well, don't get us wrong.
But to state the obvious, based on what we know, we aren't holding our collective breath for the LIVE TV WEDDING EVENT of the year.
What about you, Bachelor Nation?
Do you think that Nick will choose Vanessa, as predicted, or will he opt for Raven in an epic twist? What is the "first" we've been promised?
ABC has suggested, via a promo for the finale, that there will be something on that, or the After the Final Rose special, that's unprecedented.
What could it be? And how will it impact that question on everybody's mind, no matter who walks away with the engagement ring Monday:
Do you think it can possibly last?
Hit the comments below and tell us if you believe Nick and Vanessa will indeed get engaged, and assuming they do, if they stand a chance.
Given the show's track record ...
Admit it: you've been had at some point in the past, haven't you?
You thought what you were watching on reality television was 100% real, only to later learn the devastating truth.
We've all been there. And now we can all be here: relive the most shocking reality TV show hoaxes in history below...
1. Dance Moms
We’ll just let Maddie Ziegler, arguably the show's top performer, lay it right out for you, courtesy of an interview with USA Today: "The producers set it up to make us all yell at each other. You know how I said that moms do fight? The moms have a fake fight sometimes. Afterward they just start talking and laugh about it." Host Abby Lee Miller really does suck, however. that's not fake.
2. House Hunters
Bobi Jensen blogged in 2012, on a site titled “Hooked on Houses,” that her experience on House Hunter was totally contrived. Turns out, the couple had selected its home prior to appearing on the show and producers even changed Jensen’s story over why she was moving.
3. Breaking Amish
Can we change the title of this TLC series to "Having Already Broken Amish?" After the very first episode aired, it came out that most participants had already left their Amish family for the bright lights of the big city.
4. Storage Wars
Dave Hester, a prominent presence on A&E’s Storage Wars, left production and sued the network over the phony aspects of the show. He said producers loaded units up with items to give each episode an artificial angle and that they even funneled money to teams to keep each episode's bidding competitive.
5. Ghost Adventures
Ghost Adventures star Aaron Goodwin was fired in 2014 after he stopped by the podcast Are We Alone and explained how the network staged reactions, sound effects and other aspects of the program. He said it was "sickening" that he was part of such a "fraud."
6. The Hills
Lauren Conrad, Brody Jenner and other cast members have come out and said pretty much everything you saw on this MTV reality show as scripted. Shocking, we know!
It's been three months since we first learned of the latest Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna breakup, which means it's just about time for another round of reconciliation rumors.
Yes, right on schedule, there's talk of Rob and Blac patching things up yet again.
Normally, we'd dismiss the reports as just the latest tabloid chatter.
Surely even Rob in his desperation and Blac in her blind greed couldn't be so foolish as to get back together for the 47th time, could they?
They must be capable of putting the happiness of their infant daughter above their own childish self interest, right?
Ha! We kid.
These two have proven time and again that their stupidity is a bottomless pit, and the latest confirmation that they're back together seems to have come directly from Blac herself:
In an interview with Cosmo South Africa, Blac was asked about her relationship with Rob because, well, that's pretty much the only thing she's famous for at this point.
Her response sounded suspiciously like that of a woman justifying her continued involvement in a crappy, unhealthy relationship:
"I feel like every person who's in a long-term relationship, or who is committed to their person, goes through ups and downs," Blac told the magazine.
"Everything isn't always going to be peaches and cream. If it is, then it's fake. I'm in it for the long haul."
Considering Blac attacked Rob and had to be physically restrained a few days before Christmas we think it's safe to say they were pretty far from the peaches and cream stage.
So why would these two grownups with a child to raise (two children, in Blac's case) put themselves through this again?
Well, according to Radar Online, the answer is simple - and painfully obvious.
“Blac Chyna got really scared recently after they broke up again because she was afraid that her money was running out,” a source close to Rob and Blac tells the site.
Yes, Blac still sees a big old dollar sign in a Dodgers hat when she looks at Rob, and who could blame her?
Not only is she set for life if they make it down the aisle, his last name is one of the most widely-recognized on the planet.
Sadly, we live at a time when Kardashian is the new Kennedy, so it's no surprise that Blac already had papers drawn up to change her name to Angela Kardashian at the time of her latest split from Rob.
And it's not exactly shocking that she's determined to see this venture through to its completion.
The insider says ChyRo patched things up at Rob's 30th birthday party last week:
“Chyna going to his birthday with his family was a huge step in the right direction. She really wants to work it out for the baby and their future,” the source claims.
Hilariously, Blac has apparently convinced herself that this time will be different:
Blac Chyna isn’t going to tolerate his BS anymore and that if he wants to be with her, he needs to pull himself together in every way,” the tipster claims.
Someone tell these two the situation stopped being funny, like, so, so long ago.
Ellen Pompeo returned to Ellen today and opened up about the secret to her radiant look:
A night nurse to help her through the long nights.
It was confirmed in December that Pompeo welcomed her third child with Chris Ivery.
Ellen has been private over the years about her private life but has now confirmed her new son is called Eli a
The Grey's Anatomy actress teared up when a picture of her son was shown on screen.
"[He's] so cute," Pompeo revealed. "He is the sweetest thing ever. So adorable."
Working long hours on one of the most popular drama series in the world, it's imperative the star is in a good sleeping pattern.
"I have the most fantastic baby nurse, Jackie. She helps me," Pompeo admitted.
"I would be nowhere without her because I work long days and I need help caring for him. And she's got my back — and his."
Aside from the baby news, Pompeo confirmed that she and her family had recently got their fourth dog.
It's clearly the actress loves her expanding family. Have a look at the video below to see just how excited she gets when it comes to talking about them.
Once upon a time, many years ago, there was a very talented professional figure skater named Nancy Kerrigan.
Nancy did her best, she put a lot of work into skating, but in January of 1994, while Nancy was practicing for the U.S. Figure Skating Championship, she was attacked.
The husband of Tonya Harding, a fellow figure skater, hired someone to break Nancy's leg so that she couldn't compete.
Nancy's leg wasn't broken, but it was bruised enough to prevent her from competing.
And now, when you think of Nancy Kerrigan, the first thing you think of is that attack.
Which makes it so amazing and horrifying and hilarious that Kristi Yamaguchi, another figure skater, tweeted at Nancy to "break a leg" during her time as a contestant on Dancing with the Stars.
Yeah, she really did that.
And Twitter absolutely cannot handle it.
1. How It All Began ...
Kristi, girl, you did NOT.
2. Jay Z Knows
When you see Jay Z make that face, you know you messed up.
3. Not Beyonce, Too!
Oh dang, Kristi. This is getting too real.
Kristi, how COULD you?!
This guy gets it.
Following a major announcement by CBS today, it would almost be easier to list the show that the network did NOT pick up for 2017-2018 in the following photo gallery.
But we never do what's easy at The Hollywood Gossip!
We do what must be done!
With that in mind, scroll down for a look at all 18 (yes, EIGHTEEN!) shows CBS has already picked up for next season...
The highest-rated new drama of 2016-2017 will be back for Season 2.
MacGyver will also swing into action for a second season.
3. Kevin Can Wait
People keep finding Kevin James funny for some reason. Are you psyched for Season 2?
4. The Big Bang Theory
The small screen's most-watched sitcom was actually picked up for TWO seasons.
5. Blue Bloods
The Reagans will keep fighting injustice on Season 8.
6. Hawaii Five-0
We're excited for Season 7 of this fun drama.
If you watch Teen Mom 2 online, you probably know that the marriage of Kailyn Lowry and Javi Marroquin has come to less-than-amicable end.
The two of them seemed committed to peaceful co-parenting at first, but these days, the gloves are off.
Javi is dating Madison Channing Walls, and Kailyn has made no effort to conceal her contempt for her ex's decision to get involved a fellow reality star and former drug addict.
So Javi should be more than a little concerned for his reputation following the news that Kailyn has reached a deal to write a third memoir.
Lowry shared the news with fans last night in response to a follower's inquiry:
“Do you think you’ll write a 3rd book that talks about the feelings you experienced to decide to have one more ‘tiny human?’” the fan asked.
“I have already signed a contract for it!” Kailyn excitedly replied.
The announcement doesn't come as much of a shock, as Kailyn's first two books outperformed sales expectations.
Still, it's somewhat surprising that she's working on a third memoir so soon after the publication of her last one.
Of course, she certainly isn't lacking for material.
In the time since Hustle & Heart hit bookstores, Kailyn legally ended her marriage, struggled in vain to maintain a friendship with her ex, and announced that she's pregnant with her third child.
The last development has attracted the most fan interest, but Kailyn has been uncharacteristically secretive on the subject.
So you can expect her forthcoming book to focus heavily on her badly damaged relationship with Mr. Marroquin.
And Kailyn's side of the story likely won't do much for Marroquin's reputation.
There was once a large and vocal contingent of Javi supporters, but the 24-year-old's behavior on the most recent behavior of Teen Mom 2 seems to have cost him a lot of fans.
An incident in which Javi entered Kailyn's home without permission appears to have been the last straw for many.
Kailyn's new book could amount to a nail in the coffin of his career as a public figure.
Christina El Moussa has taken to Instagram in order to taunt her estranged husband.
In a new round of revealing photos, the Flip or Flop co-host flaunts two things that Tarek El Moussa will be seeing far less off in the future, as a result of the ex-couple's pending divorce:
The interior designer strikes quite a few poses here with her six-year-old daughter, Taylor, as mother and child done similar bikinis in new ads for L*Space Swimwear by Monica Wise.
The 33-year old is clearly having some fun with the photos, including her dog in many of them, writing silly captions on the pictures themselves and giving Taylor a donut at one point.
But it's hard not to read a lot more into these images.
Christina, of course, separated from Tarek back in May.
But the public did not learn about this separation (or the insane, gun-wielding fight that broke the relationship's back) until several months later.
Tarek and Christina released an amicable, joint statement at that time, but various tabloid sources since have painted the pair in a negative light.
Tarek has received the brunt of this bad press, most notably one story that said he often joked about raping his wife on the set of their HGTV series.
So... might Christina be sending a couple messages with these photos?
She flaunting a rather tight bikini body in each of the images, while making it clear that she has no problem exploiting adorable little Taylor, either.
“Shoot prep & playtime,” one of Christina's captions reads, while another even jokes that she's found a "new boyfriend."
Who could it be?!?
You'll need to scroll down to find out!
"I'm doing really good. I'm in a really good place," Christina told said earlier this month when asked about her mental state.
She added at the time:
"The kids are happy, they're healthy, Tarek and I are in a good spot. We have a lot of things that we're working on, cool things coming in the future, so we're just looking forward."
It's true that both Tarek and Christina have had nothing but positive things to say about each other when approached by reporters.
It's hard to know what's taking place behind the scenes, and we'd have to imagine Tarek won't love seeing these photos, but each star is saying the right thing in front of a camera.
"There’s a lot of false stories and a lot of hype, but in the end we’re just normal, nice people who just want to be the best parents and coworkers that we can be," Christina told People Magazine in a cover story last month.
Does she begrudge Tarek at all? Does she want him to die alone?
It doesn't sound that way.
“It is what it is and we are going through a divorce and eventually we will be dating other people," she told the same magazine, adding very simply:
"I’m happy for him and whatever steps he takes in his life and I just hope he’s happy."
We're happy looking at these pictures, Christina. Does that count for anything?
We think it's fair to say that Kim Kardashian has had a rough six months.
As previously reported, the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star was robbed and held at gunpoint in Paris last October.
It was a horrible thing to happen, and the reality TV personality has only just started returning to the spotlight. However, she's still scarred emotionally by the events that transpired.
In a new sneak peek from this Sunday's episode of the E! series, Kim opens up to Kris Jenner and Kourtney Kardashian about her husband, Kanye West returning home.
Sounds pretty tame. Right?
Well, it turned out Kanye was in concert and returned home in the dead of night, giving her quite the fright.
"I totally freaked out," Kim admitted.
"He always comes up the back stairs. Like, I always know he comes out the stairs that go into my room. But he came up the front stairs, and all I heard were his feet stomping upstairs."
"Like, at three in the morning, he came in, and that's the same time the robbery happened. After a concert, he can't hear that well, so I'm going, 'Hello, hello!' Like, exactly what I did and he's not responding to me 'cause he can't hear me," she added.
"And then he walks in, and I'm like, 'Hello, a**hole.'"
When you think about it, it sounds pretty hilarious, but it must have been genuinely terrifying for her. The odd thing about all of this was that Kanye was apparently not touring when this occurred, so why was he in concert?
Is this yet another example of the fakery that goes on behind the scenes?
We'll need to tune in to find out how it all plays out on Sunday.
Have a look at the sneak peek below.
If you spend any amount of time at all on the internet, then you've probably heard the tragic tale of Brad's wife by now.
And if you haven't ... well, sit back, grab some tissues, and prepare for this emotional roller coaster.
Brad is a man, much like any man, who is married to a hard-working woman named Nanette, and Nanette dedicated 11 years of her life to working at Cracker Barrel.
But those 11 years didn't matter at that much to the popular home-cookin' restaurant, because they recently fired Brad's wife. And they didn't even tell her why.
Brad is trying to get answers, but Cracker Barrel won't respond to him. And so thousands of kind strangers on the internet took it upon themselves to push for the truth.
And that's why, if you look at any one of Cracker Barrel's social media pages, literally all you will hear about is Brad's wife.
The world really is an OK place sometimes, huh?
1. How It All Began ...
Seriously though, why'd you fire his wife?
2. Utter Despair
As you can see, people are really taking the firing of Brad's wife hard.
The ball's in your court, CB.
4. U.S. Navy Stands with Brad's Wife
Hey, there's a lot of people in the Navy. Can you take hits like these, Cracker Barrel?
5. Fired, That Is
People are moved to create parodies of old sitcom theme songs. This is serious.
6. There Goes the UK
Can America really afford another scandal right now? We didn't think so.