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Survivor host Jeff Probst revealed in early June that Survivor: San Juan del Sur -- Blood vs. Water will be dropping its Redemption Island format in exchange for a new twist. CBS has now officially revealed that Exile Island will be returning in its place.
"Instead of Redemption Island, we decided we have this arena being built: What if instead of [Redemption Island], we use it for something else. Something that will make Blood vs. Water a little more interesting -- a little more bloody?" Probst told Entertainment Weekly at the time.
Exile Island was introduced in Survivor: Panama, the series' twelfth edition, and concluded after Survivor: Tocantins, the show's eighteenth season.
The Exile Island twist will feature a head-to-head challenge where two loved ones must square off in a battle, resulting in the loser getting sent to an isolated part of the island, where he or she must live for about three days until the next challenge comes.
The winner of each duel will not only earn a reward of some kind for his or her tribe, but that castaway will also be able to select a tribemate to join the loved one over on Exile Island. According to EW, the silver lining of ending up on Exile Island is a clue to a hidden Immunity Idol hidden back at camp.
"You've got to go up against your loved one and here are the stakes. Winner gets reward. Loser goes to Exile Island. Where it's going to really suck. And it's going to suck because you put 'em there! The good news is you at least have a shot at finding the immunity idol," Probst told EW.
"And it's up to you if you want to share that there was a clue or not. The complication is, that clue will lead you back to your beach where the idol is hidden, so you're going to have to dig it up while everybody else is there. So nothing's going to be easy this season, but I really do believe that the game play is ratcheting it up so we have to ratchet up with it, so we're trying to complicate it as much as we can."
The Redemption Island twist was different than Exile Island because castaways were not sent away until they were actually voted out of the game at Tribal Council. The point of Redemption Island was to allow eliminated castoffs to fight in duels and potentially earn a second chance back in the game.
In addition, as previously announced, the cast of Survivor: San Juan del Sur -- Blood vs. Water was originally comprised of 20 castaways -- 10 males and 10 females. However, the new season will start off with 18 players and an uneven number of men and women because two ladies had unexpectedly dropped out 48 hours before taping began in Nicaragua due to a medical situation.
"That's just the game. We don't like it that way but that’s the way it’s going to start," Probst told the magazine.
Survivor: San Juan del Sur -- Blood vs. Water will premiere with a special 90-minute episode on Wednesday, September 24 at 8PM ET/PT on CBS. To find out who the castaways will be, click here.
Dancing with the Stars producers have a wish list of professional athletes and a young female YouTube sensation with millions of followers in order to potentially boost its ratings and attract a younger audience, TMZ reported.
Some of the celebrities executives are reportedly looking to lock down are former UFC fighter Randy Couture, American Ninja Warrior contestant Kacy Catanzaro, Olympic track star Lolo Jones, and daytime soap opera star Antonio Sabato Jr.
Dancing with the Stars is also reportedly gunning to get tenth-season The Bachelorette star Andi Dorfman in the lineup.
Contract negotiations are already underway, according to TMZ.
Mainstay judges Len Goodman, Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli are all set to return to the judging panel next season in addition to newbie judge Julianne Hough, who served as a professional partner on the show for years and has appeared as a guest judge twice.
For a list of the professional dancers who will be competing on the reality dancing competition's upcoming season, click here.
The full celebrity cast of Dancing with the Stars will be announced on Good Morning America on September 4. The show's nineteenth season will debut on Monday, September 15 at 8PM ET/PT on ABC.
The network has announced the identities of the 18 castaways who will be competing on Survivor: San Juan del Sur -- Blood vs. Water, the 29th Survivor edition which will premiere with a special 90-minute episode on Wednesday, September 24 at 8PM ET/PT.
As previously announced, Survivor: San Juan del Sur -- Blood vs. Water will feature brand new castaways competing with, and ultimately against, a loved one to outwit, outplay and outlast their fellow castaways in the hopes of being crowned the "Sole Survivor" and winning the $1 million grand prize.
Although the new season will feature no returning players, the second Blood vs. Water installment will spotlight some familiar faces. Natalie Anderson and her twin sister Nadiya Anderson will both be competing on the series after previously finishing The Amazing Race: All-Stars in last place and The Amazing Race's 21st season in fourth place as a team.
Controversial former MLB baseball player John Rocker will also be competing on Survivor with his girlfriend Julie McGee. Rocker, a former relief pitcher, played for the Atlanta Braves in the 1999 World Series against the Yankees but made some disparaging comments about homosexuals, minorities, foreigners, and young mothers during an interview with Sports Illustrated later that year.
When the magazine asked Rocker whether he'd ever consider playing in New York, according to Entertainment Weekly, he said, "I'd retire first. It's the most hectic, nerve-racking city. Imagine having to take the 7 train to the ballpark looking like you're [riding through] Beirut next to some kid with purple hair next to some queer with AIDS right next to some dude who just got out of jail for the fourth time right next to some 20-year-old mom with four kids."
Rocker reportedly continued, "It's depressing... The biggest thing I don't like about New York are the foreigners. You can walk an entire block in Times Square and not hear anybody speaking English. Asians and Koreans and Vietnamese and Indians and Russians and Spanish people and everything up there. How the hell did they get in this country?"
In addition, Reed Kelly and his boyfriend Josh Canfield have appeared on Broadway in Wicked and Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark. They served in each show's ensemble and will be testing their bond on Survivor's upcoming edition.
Below are the 18 castaways who will be competing on Survivor: San Juan del Sur -- Blood vs. Water:
Luyendyk Jr. was in serious talks to become the next Bachelor and desperately wanted the gig, so now that show producers have deprived him of such an opportunity, he's not happy, Us Weekly reported.
The 32-year-old race car driver and former seventh-season The Bachelorette bachelor is "pissed," according to an Us source.
Luyendyk Jr., who finished as Emily Maynard's runner-up behind winner Jef Holm, "was definitely being considered" and producers "really liked him," said the source.
However, Soules, a 32-year-old farmer from Arlington, IA, reportedly won the position because he has a unique background that will appeal to fans.
"Unlike a lot of Bachelors, you know what Chris is offering. He wants to find a wife and family so badly, but he's also stuck in a place that he absolutely loves and where he needs to be for his job," the source said of the sweet, kind-hearted gentleman.
"Being a farmer's wife might not be for everybody, but there are a lot of women who really believe in it. It will be a season different from other seasons. There will be some fun, pleasant surprises."
It's not a surprise Luyendyk Jr. is allegedly angry because he had tweeted a telling statement Monday night before Good Morning America could officially reveal the news of Soules being the new Bachelor.
"I'm not the Bachelor. Have fun on the farm people," Luyendyk Jr. tweeted prematurely, later adding that it wasn't meant to be and he's thankful for all the kind words.
"Happy I can move forward," he said.
Luyendyk Jr., who's from Scottsdale, AZ, competed on The Bachelorette back in 2012.
Chris Soules has been revealed as the The Bachelor's upcoming nineteenth-season star.
The announcement was made on Wednesday's broadcast of ABC's Good Morning America during which the 32-year-old successful farmer from Arlington, IA, made a live appearance to discuss his new gig for the first time.
"I was humbled, flattered, grateful," Soules told GMA's co-hosts. "I mean, coming from a small town, I had never really expected to have this opportunity -- to be on either show, let alone be the lead on The Bachelor. So, it's been awesome."
Soules competed on The Bachelorette's tenth season starring Andi Dorfman and had been eliminated in third place after the men's round of hometown dates. Although Dorfman adored his family, she couldn't envision herself moving to Iowa nor did she think the foundation of their relationship was strong enough to even truly consider the idea.
Soules has already shared his big news with loved ones.
"I was able to tell my parents and my family, and they're extremely psyched for me. I know they're watching. It's mom's favorite show. Hi mom, hi dad! So it's been awesome. Everybody's been very supportive," he said.
The franchise's new star also admitted his experience on The Bachelorette wasn't what he had expected it to be.
"I didn't really think that I could go on there -- I didn't really know that I could go on it and fall in love," Soules said of dating on a reality TV series. "[But] I did; I really did. And I told Andi that. I was honest about what I was feeling."
The blonde, blue-eyed farmer and businessman is "absolutely" certain he could fall in love again on The Bachelor.
"That's why I'm doing it," Soules noted on GMA. "I believe in the process. I believe in what I went through on the previous show, and that's why I'm doing it. I wouldn't do it if I didn't feel that potential."
As for what he learned on The Bachelorette that he'll take with him on his upcoming journey, Soules explained, "My focus is going to be to make the girls that are on the show feel as comfortable as possible."
Soules has made that his No. 1 goal considering he had trouble embracing the strange environment on Dorfman's season.
"That was my initial first challenge, was opening up to Andi and getting over those nerves," he noted.
With potentially 25 girls vying for his heart in the near future, Soules seems ready yet realizes the process may not be a smooth ride.
"It's going to be hard! I don't know, I'm going to do my best," Soules said. "I think I'll do well. I'm looking forward to it."
Soules had been dubbed the frontrunner to become the Bachelor for weeks now. Other names that had been tossed around in the press were Arie Luyenduk Jr., Marquel Martin and Marcus Grodd. However, both Martin and Grodd ended up appearing on Bachelor in Paradise.
Soules was a clear fan-favorite from Dorfman's season, as the audience roared with applause for him during The Bachelorette: The Men Tell All and After the Final Rose specials. Soules came across as a sweet, kind-hearted gentleman on the show yet managed to stand up for himself and put some of the other guys in their place on numerous occasions.
Part two of Bachelor in Paradise's two-night event began where Monday night's episode left off, with Graham Bunn walking off the set during the Rose Ceremony just as AshLee Frazier was offering him her rose.
Although it initially appeared like Graham left the scene because he had some hesitation about continuing to date AshLee, he actually just felt like he was going to faint. Ironically, Michelle Money, his best friend, rushed to his aid while AshLee just waited for him to return.
Despite Michelle's plea to dump AshLee because of reasons pertaining to her alleged multiple personalities and drama-filled nature, Graham still accepted AshLee's rose. Michelle was shocked because she could tell that Graham's dating situation was giving him anxiety and making him physically ill.
Lacy Faddoul called AshLee Frazier "controlling" and "fake." She said AshLee didn't deserve to be with such a caring, genuine man like Graham Bunn. As Graham accepted his rose, she also began feeling sick to her stomach and rushed to the bathroom. She eventually got taken away in an ambulance with Marcus Grodd at her side.
However, the Rose Ceremony still continued. Michelle gave her rose to Cody Sattler. Sarah Herron then offered her rose to Robert Graham. Jackie Parr gave her rose to Jesse Kovacs. As a result, Kalon and Marquel's time in paradise was over.
"I had a great date with myself. I think everyone will agree that I'm leaving with someone I can spend the rest of my life with and someone I'd be okay spending the rest of my life with and waking up to every morning," Kalon said following his ouster, referring to himself.
"Obviously not getting the opportunity to get to know Jackie, that's disappointing. This experience here in paradise was tough and it's hard. I came here to get another chance at love and I know I'm going to find that love someday," Marquel explained.
Christy Hansen then arrived to the contestants' villa on the beach with a date card. Clare felt she and Zack Kalter were "unbreakable," yet Christy pulled Zack aside and asked him out. Zack was flattered and had been interested in Christy before appearing on the show. However, Zack told her he wouldn't be "doing right by Clare" to go out with another girl even though his relationship was moving "a little fast too soon."
Christy tried to convince Zack otherwise, insisting they'd have fun. Zack still turned her down and that meant a lot to Clare. Christy therefore asked Jesse to embark on her date with her, and he accepted because he thought she was beautiful.
Jackie Parr wasn't very happy, but Jesse told the cameras it felt good to be in the driver seat and let loose considering the guys got to hand out roses next. Christy and Jesse got along very well on their date and had a connection.
Sarah got the next date card and asked Robert to join her. It was the couple's second date in "Sarahdise," and Sarah hoped he wouldn't just view her as a friend. Sarah was getting anxious about why Robert had yet to kiss her, but during a late-night pool swim, he finally made a move and she was thrilled.
Back at the villa, Cody was coming on very strong to Michelle. He was really into her and no one else. Michelle wanted to dive right in, but at the same time, she was scared and had her guard up. She felt a connection with Cody but was nervous and felt she needed to figure out he was the real-deal before getting invested.
Zack was also having second thoughts about turning down Christy's date. He said Christy seemed "fun and easygoing," while his relationship with Clare was "tense and dramatic." Zack therefore told Clare he was unsure whether he wanted their relationship to keep progressing. He wasn't certain if it was the right thing to do, and Clare was taken aback and ran off and cried.
After thinking about it more, Clare realized she wasn't in paradise anymore because the process felt like "torture." She wanted what Marcus and Lacy had and determined it was best to just go home. She wasn't on the show for drama or for a guy who's only interested in "the physical."
Clare pulled Zack out of bed in the middle of the night to let him know she was leaving, and she told her that every moment they had spent together was magical and beautiful. Clare, seemingly disgusted, simply asked Zack to stop sugarcoating things.
"Awesome. Going out, looking like sh-t once again! It's never easy to hear a man say that you're not what he's looking for -- that he's not sure about you. It's not the first time this has happened and it just hurts. I'm so sick of it. It's not easy to pick yourself up after getting your heart broken," Clare told the cameras after quitting the show.
"I know I'm going out crying with a stuffy nose and puffy eyes, but it doesn't stop me from wanting the perfect love for me... I'm sick of being hurt. It's exhausting. I'm so tired of feeling this feeling. I just wanted to have fun and do something good, something happy. This is when I just wanted to do Dancing with the Stars."
Lucy then arrived with a date card. The guys all agreed she was a fun, happy, free-spirited girl. She quickly got naked and started running around the beach. Lucy asked Jesse out on her date, and he didn't hesitate to say "yes." Lucy jokingly called Jesse the love of her life although Christy was her best friend. Jesse accepting Lucy's invitation was apparently a shot to Christy's ego.
Michelle soon got a date card of her own. She asked Cody to join her and he was more than excited to pursue things. Michelle didn't want to move too fast because she wanted to do it the right way. She was resistant but found Cody amazing. He was extremely open with her, constantly expressing his strong feelings for her.
For their date, Michelle and Cody took fake engagement photos and then dressed up like a bride and groom to take more pictures. Cody told Michelle those could be pictures hanging on the walls of their home someday. Cody could envision Michelle being his future wife, but she was overwhelmed with how quickly their relationship was developing.
Michelle admitted she was "freaking out" in a confessional because her last marriage didn't work and playing dress-up just reminded her of that. She didn't really know how she felt about Cody yet; She needed more time with him. Michelle was buckling under all the pressure and emotions.
The next day, AshLee received a date card and unsurprisingly asked out Graham. The pair went to a racecar track and drove the cars.
At the villa, Christy felt awkward because everyone was paired up and no one was drinking and having fun. She assumed she'd be meeting so many guys and would have more opportunities.
Meanwhile, Marcus realized what "true love is" by meeting Lacy, and he told her that he loves her. Lacy in turn thought Marcus was an angel and she was very happy to have him in her life and be treated as if no one else was around.
Lucy then madeout with Jesse and called herself "sexual all around." It was clearly awkward for Jesse to be around Christy, Lucy and Jackie at the same time on the beach by the fire at night. Christy decided she wanted to go home because she was humiliated by the fact Jesse and Lucy were hitting it off.
However, Jesse assured Christy that he only went on the date with Lucy because he doesn't like rejecting people and hurting their feelings. Jesse then kissed Christy and the pair slept in the same bed that night. Both Lucy and Christy desperately hoped they'd receive Jesse's rose. Lacy called him a "manwhore."
Because Clare left, Zack had a chance to get to know Jackie a little bit better. He had acknowledged at the very beginning of the season Jackie had peaked his interest right from the get-go. They were on the same page about their feelings for one another.
At the Rose Ceremony, it was the guys' turn to hand out the roses to the women whom they'd like to keep dating. Rob gave his rose to Sarah, Graham offered his rose to AshLee, Cody -- who told the cameras he's falling in love with Michelle -- gave Michelle his rose. Marcus then asked Lacy to accept his rose while telling her that he had "fallen incredibly in love" with her.
Zack then gave his rose to Jackie, and Jesse offered his rose to Christy. Jesse said he wanted to continue seeing Christy because he didn't know where "what's her nuts stood," referring to Lucy.
"I'm bummed," Lucy said following her ouster. "I don't like to lose, so that wasn't great. But it makes me sad for Christy because he's a jerk. This week is going to be uncomfortable for her. I hope she's okay. It always worries me. Poor little Christy."
The Bachelor's upcoming nineteenth-season star will be Chris Soules, who recently appeared on Andi Dorfman's The Bachelorette edition, Us Weekly reported Tuesday.
Soules, a 32-year-old successful farmer from Arlington, IA, was eliminated by Dorfman in third place after she had visited his hometown and met his family.
Former The Bachelorette star Emily Maynard's runner-up Arie Luyendyk Jr., who was allegedly also in the running to become the reality dating series' next star, revealed he didn't get the opportunity on Twitter prematurely.
"I'm not the Bachelor," Luyendyk Jr. tweeted Monday. "Have fun on the farm people."
Luyendyk Jr.'s announcement seemed to all but confirm Soules' participation.
Soules has been dubbed the frontrunner to land the leading role on The Bachelor for weeks now. Other names that had been tossed around in the press were Dorfman's fellow tenth-season suitors Marquel Martin and Marcus Grodd, however, both men appeared on Bachelor in Paradise.
Soules was a clear fan favorite from Dorfman's season, as the audience roared with applause for him during The Bachelorette: The Men Tell All and After the Final Rose specials. Soules came across as a sweet, kind-hearted gentleman yet he managed to stand up for himself and put some of the other guys in their place numerous times throughout the season.
Luyendyk Jr., a 32-year-old race car driver from Scottsdale, AZ, competed on The Bachelorette's seventh season back in 2012 and lost Maynard's heart to Jef Holm. He apparently has no hard feelings about producers selecting Soules over him.
"Thanks for the kind words everyone. It wasn't meant to be, and I'm okay with it," Luyendyk additionally tweeted. "Happy I can move forward."
"[Kalon] walks into every room with a dark cloud over his head, especially when it's a room full of Bachelor folks. Kalon mistakenly strolled into Paradise thinking he was going to be given a clean slate. Well, that didn't happen," Harrison wrote in his Entertainment Weekly blog.
McMahon got rejected by Michelle Money, Jackie Parr and Sarah Herron during Monday night's episode. When no bachelorette accepted his invitation to go on a date, McMahon embarked on a romantic spelunking date -- by himself.
"He asked Michelle out, which was a bad move because Michelle was good friends with [Emily Maynard] back when the 'baggage' incident happened. This started a new string of firsts: multiple date-asks met with a unanimous response -- 'no' -- and maybe my favorite date ever, the first ever ONE on NONE," the show host wrote.
"Kalon, as only he can, decided he had his date card, and damn it, he was going to use it, even if it was by himself. And so it went that Kalon gave us one of the more entertaining moments of the season by falling more and more in love with himself in dramatic fashion -- in a spectacular underground watering hole, or cenote -- in the lush region of Mexico. One thing is for sure, I could sit and watch Kalon for days."
Harrison also admitted one of his all-time favorite Bachelor couples is Money and Graham Bunn, who dated on the second season of Bachelor Pad and then became best friends after their relationship didn't work out.
"I know that Graham and Michelle may not count as a 'couple' since they are not romantically involved (anymore), but they are such great friends that it's fun to watch their dynamic and undying support of each other," Harrison noted.
Harrison apparently doesn't know what to make of Clare Crawley and Zack Kalter's "relationship" and Crawley's "feelings" for him. When Cody Sattler asked Crawley out, she wanted Kalter to tell her not to go on the date. She was hoping he'd confess his feelings and commitment to her although she hadn't returned the favor yet.
Harrison believes Crawley therefore had something in common with AshLee Frazier, who intensely pursued Bunn and refused to give him much space.
"I find it interesting that Clare and AshLee are at odds because they are very similar in how they act in their relationships. They both have an aggressive way of attempting to find out how sincere their boyfriends are: by putting them to the test. Just as AshLee forced the situation and an answer from Graham, Clare forces Zack into answering a question she didn't even answer herself," Harrison explained.
"You can clearly see how uneasy it made both Graham and Zack feel. In fact, instead of making them step up you can see both men retreating and questioning a relationship they both enjoyed up to that point."
Is Harrison foreshadowing breakups to come?
"I see it quite a lot in relationships and I find it fascinating. People destroy relationships because they force unnecessary issues instead of letting it grow naturally and organically. Once somebody feels trapped or forced into something it's only a matter of time before they run," the host said.
When Frazier believed she had escaped cameras for a private conversation with friend Zack Kalter, who's romantically involved with Clare Crawley, she told him how she basically thought Crawley was slutty and crazy -- therefore suggesting he should meet and date other people.
"AshLee, who apparently talks differently when she's on or off camera... is the only person who has different on and off camera personalities -- quite a strange trait for someone who chose to come to Paradise for the taping of a television show," Harrison wrote in his Entertainment Weekly blog.
Once Frazier -- who's romantically involved with Graham Bunn and completely invested in him -- learned the moment had been caught on tape, she frantically tried to do damage control during Monday night's episode.
"For some inexplicable reason, AshLee, realizing she was busted, decided to start her own forest fire by running around telling everyone she got caught being candid in a conversation. This little fire led straight to Clare, and not so surprisingly she wasn't too happy about it. I loved Graham's realization that he may be in the midst of a s-storm," Harrison explained.
"He and Zack may need to move into a safe house and ride this thing out together. What I found most interesting about the entire situation was when Clare confronted AshLee, AshLee played the dope. Instead of owning up to it or lying about it, she acted like she had no idea what Clare was talking about. Everybody in Mexico knew what happened at this point, why play the fool?"
Bunn ended up getting the full story from his best friend, Michelle Money, and Harrison noted "it sat as well as a plate of week old enchiladas." Frazier offered Bunn her rose during Monday night's ceremony, but he wasn't sure whether to accept it as Money was yelling into his ear, "Don't take it!"
The host continued, "And so, we left this episode with Graham abruptly walking out of the rose ceremony. Did he have a sudden change of heart? Can Graham stomach all of this drama? And lastly, did you notice who went chasing after him to care for him? It wasn't the woman with whom he is supposedly in a relationship with, it was his good friend and confidant, Michelle Money. Very telling stuff."
"This week we have a special two-night BiP event, so make sure you tune in to see the most dramatic, two-part Paradise event ever. Who leaves in an ambulance? Are Graham and Michelle rekindling their love, or will AshLee help Graham see the light? Can Clare's raccoon help her navigate through these difficult times?"
Manzo'd with Children will feature The Real Housewives of New Jersey star Caroline Manzo attempting to be the "ringleader of her crazy Italian family," according to the network.
Manzo and her husband Albert "Al" Manzo will face all three of their children staying in the nest, resulting in a house filled with personality. Albie and Chris will be joining their sister Lauren in moving back into their parents' home. Albie and Chris will be trying to save money in order to get a new apartment, while Lauren is engaged yet still living in the Franklin Lakes house.
Albie's girlfriend will make an appearance and must win over the rest of the Manzo clan, while Lauren will be planning her wedding and expanding her beauty bar business.
In addition, the series will feature a family vacation in Texas, Caroline's sister-in-law Jacqueline Laurita offering some advice amidst the chaos, and Albert looking forward to his 30th wedding anniversary.
Caroline, 53, has been a cast member on The Real Housewives of New Jersey since its first season premiered back in May 2009. She confirmed she was leaving the show after its fifth season aired in 2013.
Manzo'd with Children, which was officially picked up by Bravo in April, is being produced by Sirens Media with Lucilla D'Agostino, Valerie Haselton and Rebecca Toth Diefenbach serving as executive producers.
Frazier, a pastor's daughter who often quotes Bible passages on Twitter, told Kalter during Monday night's Bachelor in Paradise episode that Crawley, his show girlfriend, had sex with former The Bachelor star Juan Pablo Galavis in the ocean.
"AshLee and Clare have not spoken since the show ended," a show source told Us Weekly in its latest issue. "And AshLee doesn't regret what she said because she views Clare as somebody with questionable morals."
Kalter was unfazed by Frazier's catty comment yet surprised the bachelorette would even bring it up.
Frazier, 34, "felt she had to be the moral majority of the house and steer Zack away from Clare," explained an insider. "She thought Clare was somebody with a lower moral standard than her own."
Frazier made the offensive remark thinking no cameras were around. However, once the bachelorette discovered that wasn't the case, she immediately started doing some damage control.
"AshLee was just being a gossip," the source told Us. "She definitely didn't want it to get back to Clare."
Frazier admitted to some of the girls at the beach villa she had said something she shouldn't have to Kalter. She seemingly tried to pass off the Crawley insult as a little slip of the tongue in order to downplay its significance.
"She wanted to make it seem like, 'Oh, I just said something I shouldn't have.' She just wanted it to blow over," noted the Us source.
But Lacy Faddoul, who was convinced Frazier pretended to be something she's not for the cameras, rushed to Crawley's defense and spilled the beans about the Kalter conversation. Despite Frazier's apologies, Crawley called her out for being "disrespectful, tacky and tasteless." Crawley also made it clear they'd no longer be friends.
It would make matters worse if Crawley truly never slept with Galavis. Crawley reportedly said in February she just had innocent fun with the Bachelor in the ocean. The Us insider backed up such a claim, insisting Crawley had "fooled around in the ocean but didn't have sex" with Galavis.
"For AshLee to say that so blatantly when it didn't even happen was crazy," the insider explained, also acknowledging that Frazier and Crawley didn't even know each other before appearing on Bachelor in Paradise.
At the beginning of Bachelor in Paradise's season, Frazier initially took up an issue with Crawley when the bachelorette had asked her only love interest, Graham Bunn, out on a date. Frazier had been very open about the fact she went on the show just for Bunn.
"I definitely think AshLee came off a little clingy," Bunn told Us, "though I wasn't aware at the time the extent of how angry she was."
However, Crawley took back her date offer once she learned how deeply Frazier felt for Bunn. Crawley wanted to avoid starting a conflict with Frazier at all costs.
"Clare really did AshLee a solid by not pursuing her guy. Yet AshLee still decided to get involved in her relationship with Zack," the source said. "She was always causing problems... She didn't really have any friends in the house because she felt she was better than all of them."
A fellow Bachelor in Paradise contestant also told the magazine that Frazier "talked pretty negatively about everybody" and "everyone knew how deceitful she could be."
Once Michelle Money made Bunn, her best friend, aware of how Frazier talked about girls behind their backs, Bunn was "genuinely freaked out" by the drama, according to the insider.
During Monday night's Bachelor in Paradise Rose Ceremony, Frazier offered Bunn her rose only for him to walk out on her in order to reflect on things. Frazier just stood at the scene with an unemotional, blank stare on her face.
"She was bizarrely calm," said the insider. "That's just her."
Bunn sincerely considered rejecting the rose in fear he was dating someone he barely knew.
The second part of Bachelor in Paradise's two-night event airs Tuesday night at 8PM ET/PT on ABC and will feature Bunn's decision about Frazier.
The Amazing Race claimed Outstanding Reality-Competition Program for the tenth time during Monday night's awards show. The Amazing Race defeated Dancing with the Stars, Project Runway, So You Think You Can Dance, Top Chef, and The Voice in the category.
This marks the tenth time The Amazing Race has won the Outstanding Reality-Competition Program award in the 12 years since the Emmy category was created in 2003.
The Amazing Race had an initial seven-year Emmy winning streak until Top Chef ended it in 2010. It then regained the honor in 2011 and held onto it in 2012 for the 63rd and 64th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards ceremonies. The Voice then took the honor away last year at the 65th annual awards ceremony.
"I can assure you we didn't expect this at all, really. And so, I want to thank the Academy, CBS, [CBS Corporation CEO] Les Moonves, [CBS Entertainment chairman] Nina Tessler, [CBS Entertainment reality chief] Chris Castallo over there, and all the hundreds and hundreds of people who have worked so hard to do the show around the world," Bertram van Munster, The Amazing Race's co-creator and executive producer, said in his acceptance speech.
"The world is not a bad place, actually, you can go safely to a lot of places contrary to what they make you believe. So thank you very, very much."
In addition to Outstanding Reality-Competition Program, The Amazing Race was nominated for five other Emmys this year: Outstanding Cinematography For Reality Programming, Outstanding Directing For Nonfiction Programming, Outstanding Picture Editing For Reality Programming, Outstanding Sound Editing For Nonfiction Programming (Single Or Multi-Camera), and Outstanding Sound Mixing For Nonfiction Programming.
The episode began with Michelle Money believing there was still a chance Robert Graham was interested in her and could still develop feelings for her.
Robert then received a date card and asked Sarah Herron to join him. While Sarah celebrated, Michelle wondered what she was doing wrong and noted how she felt "like an idiot." Michelle worried the guys felt pressure because she has a daughter back home, and she realized she needed a man who could handle taking on that responsibility.
Michelle's biggest fears had come to fruition in that she was the only woman at the resort without a man. She hoped a new bachelor would come along and she'd find a connection with him.
For their date in Playa del Carmen, Sarah and Robert went sailing. He told Sarah that things just didn't work out with Michelle even though she's a great person. Sarah felt like Robert definitely liked her more than Michelle, which was flattering and "spoke volumes" to her. She felt happy and safe with him.
Cody Sattler then arrived at the beach villa with a date card. Marcus Grodd and Marquel Martin were both ecstatic because the three of them had formed a strong friendship during Andi Dorfman's The Bachelorette season. Michelle regained some hope only to see Cody fiercely pursue Clare Crawley, who was already pretty invested in her relationship with Zack Kalter.
Cody picked Clare for his date because he liked her from the start of Juan Pablo Galavis' season. Clare, however, was hesitant to accept the invitation and felt the need to talk the situation out with Zack. Cody tried to convince Clare to give him a chance since she and Zack had only been on the island together for five or six days. She admired his positivity and persistence.
Clare admitted to the cameras she was "all the way in" with Zack and didn't want to spend time with any other guy, however, she wanted to hear Zack say he felt the same way.
Once Clare asked Zack what he would do if a girl arrived on the beach and asked him on a date, Zack confessed it would depend on the girl and the scenario. Clare realized they weren't on the same page and she didn't want to put all her eggs in one basket if he didn't as well. Clare told Zack she wants a man who knows what he wants and doesn't question it.
Clare was taken aback by Zack's answer and didn't like that she didn't feel completely confident in where she stood with him. Clare told Zack he was just allowing the opportunity for another man to jump in and take her away. He said it was her decision to make and seemed very confused. Clare noted in a confessional that if the serious conversation scared Zack away, so be it.
Although Clare was the reason Cody even went on Bachelor in Paradise to begin with, she declined his offer for a date. She didn't want to set something back that could ultimately be amazing, and although Cody said he understood, he planned to be "nipping" at her toes all season long. Cody told the cameras he was "heartbroken" because he had taken such a leap of faith and really put himself out there.
Cody thought it would've been awkward to ask another girl out after making his feelings for Clare so well known. Therefore, he gave up his date card to his buddy Marcus, who later enjoyed a romantic dinner with his girlfriend Lacy Faddoul. Cody's selfless gesture made Clare like him even more. She hoped her decision of sticking with Zack would be worth it, and in the end, it was.
Zack eventually determined he wouldn't like Clare dating other guys and wanted to see their relationship all the way through the show. Meanwhile, Marcus and Lacy were completely smitten with one another. Marcus even said, "I love you for who you are." Lacy believed he just admitted his love for her but got too scared to say it back.
Michelle wanted to get to know Cody better even though he was clearly hung up on Clare.
To everyone's surprise -- and dismay -- Kalon McMahon walked his way into the villa with a date card. None of the girls were happy, calling Kalon an assh-le and discussing his bad reputation. It bothered Michelle especially because, as a single mother, she was offended how Kalon had previously called Emily Maynard's young daughter "baggage."
Kalon first asked Michelle out because he thought she was gorgeous and couldn't help talking about her breasts. She was caught off-guard and accepted in the moment, only to take it back the following morning during an uncomfortable confrontation. After Michelle, both Jackie Parr and Sarah turned Kalon down as well. Kalon's ego, however, wasn't bruised in the slightest. None of the girls were attracted to Kalon's looks or personality.
"Kalon is just fake and cheesy and sleazy. Kalon wouldn't get close enough to my mouth for me to throw up in his mouth when he kissed me," Sarah said with a smile in a confessional.
Kalon then went on his date alone simply because he didn't want to pass up the opportunity of spelunking. Sarah noted to the cameras Kalon was spending time with someone whom he was very fond of.
"This is the perfect place to re-fall in love with myself," Kalon joked, adding it was the best date he's ever been on in three seasons of the show and he had finally found someone he could spend the rest of his life with.
Jesse Kovacs arrived at the villa on the beach next and the girls all agreed he had a "playboy" reputation and seemed to be a big partier. He asked Jackie out although she had been hitting it off with Marquel, who really liked Jackie, and she accepted.
For their date, Jackie and Jesse walked through an old Mayan cave and had dinner. He thought she looked amazing but was a bit reserved. Jesse told her that he felt a great vibe from her, and Jackie questioned whether he was just strategizing since a Rose Ceremony was coming up the next day. Jesse insisted that wasn't the case because he could've stayed at the island to mingle with all the different girls to better his chances of staying.
Jackie could see herself with Jesse, as he appeared to be the whole package. Jesse, on the other hand, told the cameras that Jackie was simply his only shot to stay on the show. He was just desperate to receive her rose.
Meanwhile, Cody and Michelle flirted by the fire at their resort. Cody gave her a massage and the couple seemed to be getting along very well. Clare had also warned Cody that she was completely focused on Zack.
During a private conversation with Zack, AshLee advised him to meet and date other people considering Clare had a bad reputation ever since she had allegedly slept with Juan Pablo in the ocean during his The Bachelor season. AshLee was convinced no cameras were around, and then after discovering a couple, she started worrying about what she had said and feeling guilty.
Zack didn't care about Clare's past and figured AshLee would end up regretting making such catty comments. Lacy believed AshLee was a different person on-camera than in person. She insisted AshLee tried to be someone she's not. Lacy then told Clare about what AshLee had said to Zack, and Clare was upset that her friend had thrown her under the bus just to make herself feel better.
Everyone in the house was sure a storm was coming due to the fact Clare was a very emotional person and AshLee was a strong one. Graham was out of the loop, as he didn't know why everyone appeared so uncomfortable. He thought AshLee, whom he had been tied to the hip with since Day 1, was a nice, giving and caring person.
Clare wanted to settle the drama, but Zack asked her not to focus on the other girls. She wished Zack would've stuck up for her in his conversation with AshLee, but Clare's frustration "put a bad taste" in Zack's mouth. He said he didn't come to the island to get in the middle of a girl fight.
AshLee noticed Clare was a little off, and so she pulled her aside to chat. AshLee pretended like she didn't know why Clare was upset, and Clare made it known they were no longer friends and AshLee had done something "disrespectful, tacky and tasteless." AshLee told Clare that she didn't mean to hurt her feelings and apologized. Clare accepted the apology but it was obvious their friendship was ruined. AshLee walked into her bedroom crying and called Clare a "*****."
Prior to the Rose Ceremony, everyone knew Jackie and Michelle were the wild cards since the girls would be handing out the roses. Cody really wanted Michelle's rose, as she was the only person he wanted to talk to and get to know better. Cody opened up to Michelle about his feelings -- saying that his connection with her was stronger than anything he could've had with Clare -- and she definitely reciprocated. The couple kissed and Michelle said Cody had swept her off her feet, calling him "a really, really good guy."
Meanwhile, Jesse wasn't thinking about Jackie but rather the significance of her rose. He wanted to stay in paradise terribly and therefore told Jackie how beautiful she was and how interested in her he really was. Marquel was still waiting in the wings, hoping Jackie felt more of a connection with him.
After the whole Clare and AshLee incident, Michelle no longer wanted her best friend Graham to date AshLee. Michelle explained how Graham was a wonderful guy and deserved the world whereas AshLee was selling something she wasn't buying. As a result, Michelle spilled the beans about how AshLee had talked to Zack about Clare's sex life. Graham found the information "disturbing and difficult to stomach."
"If you can't talk about it on-camera, then are you pretending to be someone that you are not? Because if you are on-camera, that is who you are," Graham said in a confessional, confused as to whether he'd accept AshLee's rose in order to continue dating her.
Michelle said she just didn't know what AshLee's intentions were and it was "do or die time." Graham was listening to Michelle because he was beginning to have some serious doubts about having AshLee in his life. Graham was looking for a wife and worried AshLee was blinding him from seeing her true colors. He figured AshLee hadn't told him about the incident because she was "insane with regret."
The Rose Ceremony then commenced. Lacy gave her rose to Marcus. Zack offered his rose to Clare. AshLee then asked Graham to accept her rose, and he simply walked out of the room. The broadcast concluded with Michelle following her best friend, reiterating the fact he should deny AshLee's rose.
Meyers roasted The Apprentice star about his hair and desire to run for President while hosting the 2011 White House Correspondents' Dinner, and Trump has apparently held a grudge ever since.
"That Seth Meyers is hosting the Emmy Awards is a total joke," Trump tweeted Monday. "He is very awkward with almost no talent. Marbles in his mouth!"
Trump isn't happy about the 40-year-old former Saturday Night Live star emceeing the awards show, but this isn't the first time he's taken shots at the comedian for mumbling.
Back in 2011 at the dinner, according to the New York Daily News, Meyers said, "Donald Trump has been saying that he will run for President as a Republican which is surprising, because I just assumed he was running as a joke."
Meyers later reportedly added, "If a comedian imagined a politician, they would imagine Donald Trump."
Trump, 68, had responded to the jokes, issuing a statement that referred to Meyers as a "third-rate talent," the Daily News reported.
Trump had also insisted, once again, Meyers had marbles in his mouth during his routine and reportedly "couldn't get the words out."
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