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Hell's Kitchen 13 Hell's Kitchen crowned La Tasha McCutchen the Fox culinary competition's thirteenth-season winner during Wednesday night's finale broadcast.

"Winning Hell's Kitchen is without a doubt a dream come true," La Tasha, a 33-year-old kitchen supervisor from Winter Haven, FL, said in a statement.

"I feel like I opened the doors to my future. I trusted in myself, I believed in myself and I know now that I have what it takes to be a true leader in this industry. Watching the competition has made me realize that I perform well under pressure and that my passion and strong work ethic are inspiring others, especially our younger generation."

As the show's thirteenth-season winner, La Tasha won a $250,000 head chef position at Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill at Caesars Atlantic City.

"La Tasha is an incredibly determined leader with unwavering passion and drive," said Hell's Kitchen star Gordon Ramsay. "Throughout the season, she has proven that she has what it takes to make her mark on the culinary world, and I am looking forward to having her join our team at Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill in Atlantic City."

La Tasha defeated runner-up Bryant Gallaher, a lead line cook from Virginia Beach, for the win.

The final challenge in which both La Tasha and Bryant competed required them to create their own full menu for Hell's Kitchen and execute a flawless dinner service utilizing previously-eliminated chefs from this season.

In the end, Chef Ramsay admired La Tasha's cohesive menu and strong leadership in the kitchen.

Below is La Tasha's full menu that won her Hell's Kitchen:
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Show Update News : 'Survivor: San Juan del Sur -- Blood vs. Water' crowns Natalie Anderson champion
Survivor: San Juan del Sur -- Blood vs. Water Survivor: San Juan del Sur -- Blood vs. Water revealed Natalie Anderson as the winner of its $1 million grand prize during the live portion of Wednesday night's finale broadcast on CBS from CBS Television City in Los Angeles, CA.

"I think my game was definitely better playing without [my twin Nadiya Anderson]. That doesn't mean it was easier for me, but I think the push to do something for Nadiya and make her proud and say, 'You know what? You guys are going to vote her out first? I'm going to be the last one standing,'" Natalie, a 28-year-old student and Crossfit coach from Edgewater, NJ, said during the live reunion special after her victory was announced.

Natalie beat runner-up Jaclyn Schultz, a 25-year-old media buyer from Las Vegas, NV, and third-place finisher Missy Payne, a 47-year-old owner of a competitive cheerleading gym from Dallas, TX, in the 29th season's final jury voting results, which Survivor host Jeff Probst revealed during the live broadcast.

"I wouldn't have sat in the Final 3 unless I convinced Jaclyn that [Keith Nale] was the bigger threat. I think having Missy and Keith with me in the Final 4 allowed me to put the target on themselves -- tell Keith it was Missy, tell Missy it was Keith, and then the target was off me," Natalie continued.

Natalie earned four votes from the jury, Jaclyn received two votes, and Missy earned one vote. One vote was not shown but it probably also belonged to Natalie. Jon Misch obviously voted for his girlfriend Jaclyn, Jeremy Collins was shown voting for Natalie, Reed Kelly was shown voting for Jaclyn, and Baylor Wilson clearly voted for her mother Missy.

"Man, she played me," Jaclyn, who entered the Final 3 by winning Individual Immunity, said of Natalie at the reunion. "During the game, I had no idea she had an idol, for one. And for two, I literally thought Keith would have all the jury votes. I came into Huyopa where he was strong with all the guys. I was like, 'He is the biggest threat if I'm in the Final 3 with him.' If I knew different, I would've voted Natalie, but I had no idea."

Survivor: San Juan del Sur -- Blood vs. Water's finale broadcast began on Night 35. Jaclyn called the Tribal Council in which Jon got voted out "brutal." Jaclyn admitted to Natalie and Missy she never saw the move coming.

Missy then noted she's loyal to a fault, which Jaclyn countered by saying "so is he," meaning Jon. Natalie then chimed in and said "not really," which prompted Jaclyn to snap at her for not knowing who Jon is in real life. After Natalie insisted she was just talking about Jon in the game, Jaclyn screamed at her and later cried to the cameras about how she lost her cool.

Natalie said any shot Jaclyn had to work with any of the girls went down the tubes after that. Natalie felt she just needed to trust Missy and Baylor to take her to the Final 3 with them.

On Day 36, Baylor still thought about going to the end with her mom, who was struggling with a foot injury, and Natalie. They wanted to stop Keith, a 53-year-old fire captain from Shreveport, LA, and Jaclyn from winning immunity.

The castaways then met Jeff for a Reward Challenge. Attached to a rope, the players were required to race to unspool the rope, head out and assemble a bridge, and then use sandbags to knock down a series of blocks. The first person to finish the series of tasks would win an advantage in the next Individual Immunity Challenge.

Because of her foot, Missy was not cleared to compete in the challenge. In the end, Keith won and had to determine whom to send to Exile Island. He opted to send Jaclyn to exile. Natalie was upset a 55-year-old man beat her.

While at Exile Island, Jaclyn received her hidden Immunity Idol clue, saying it was the same clue everyone else had already received. She got emotional knowing that either herself or Keith was next to go. She found the isolation difficult and wished Jon was there to give her a pep talk.

Back at Huyopa's camp, the women agreed they needed to send Keith home immediately as long as he didn't win immunity.

Meanwhile, Keith read his advantage and was given a table featuring paddles, balls and four handles with which to practice the challenge ahead of time. He had to use a series of metal spoons to transfer balls through a series of obstacles from one side of the table to the other. Keith told the cameras it was "a big advantage" and he'd continue practicing until dark because he knew he might be next to go.

On Day 37, Natalie had a hidden Immunity Idol to play for herself if she needed it. She knew she could determine who should get eliminated.

The castaways then met Jeff for the next Individual Immunity Challenge. Jaclyn returned to the group and said it was a terrible to be away from her tribe. The tables were larger than what Keith had practiced on and featured only two paddles for maneuvering balls. No one knew what type of advantage Keith had been given.

The first person to transfer three balls through the series of obstacles would become an automatic member of the Final 4, while the castaway to be voted out at Tribal Council that night would become the seventh member of the jury. Missy was able to participate this time.

After some tough competition, Keith won the coveted immunity necklace and was thrilled.

Once everyone returned to camp, Keith said in a confessional there was no doubt that Jaclyn was headed for the jury and she started to scramble. Jaclyn then pulled Natalie aside and said she'd assist in getting either Missy or Baylor out with the promise to keep Natalie in the game the following Tribal Council. Jaclyn suggested getting rid of Missy because Baylor did whatever her mother told her to. Natalie told Jaclyn she trusted Missy and Baylor 100% but they're "blood" at the end of the day.

Natalie then talked with Baylor, who asked her friend to play her idol for Missy. Baylor insisted Natalie was safe regardless because everyone was targeting Jaclyn. Natalie started thinking about only herself and wanted to make impactful, big moves. She could risk the Final 3 by getting rid of either Missy or Baylor, or just play it safe by ousting Jaclyn.

At Tribal Council that night, the jury gathered.

Missy said she was "confident about the idol situation," which worried Jaclyn because she knew absolutely nothing about an idol in the game. Missy felt her alliance with the girls was very strong although acknowledging her relationship with Baylor might be viewed as "a danger zone."

Before Jeff read the votes, Natalie decided to play her hidden Immunity Idol. Instead of using it on herself, she asked Jaclyn if she had voted for whom Natalie said. Jaclyn nodded her head yes and then Natalie shockingly chose to use her idol on Jaclyn. Jon noted he had always liked Natalie with a big smile on his face. Jaclyn was relieved and ecstatic, while Baylor had a look of shock and terror on her face. Missy then whispered to Keith and Baylor, "I'm going home."

Keith, Baylor and Missy voted for Jaclyn, but Natalie and Jaclyn voted for Baylor.

"I feel surprised. That was a really good blindside. I'm super proud of myself and I'm not mad at Natalie. That was a really good move," Baylor said following her ouster.

That night, once everyone returned to camp, Natalie told the cameras it seemed extremely dangerous to trust two family members as a pair, and if Keith won immunity again, he'd probably want to vote out Missy over her. Natalie liked the fact she didn't have to put her faith in Missy and Baylor's hands. She also thought Missy would have a tough time pleading her case to the jury without Baylor at her side.

Although sad, Missy was relieved she never had to write her daughter's name down. She wasn't angry with Natalie, who insisted it was the only thing she's ever kept from Missy. Missy's fate in the game no longer belonged to her.

Missy said, "I know. You told me more than anyone else has come close to telling me in this game."

Jaclyn thanked Natalie for making such a big move, and then Natalie explained her plan was to go to the end with her and Missy. The girls' goal was to stop Keith from winning immunity -- once again.

The following day, on Day 38, the remaining castaways met Jeff again for the final Individual Immunity Challenge of the season.

Jeff instructed each player to race down a giant tower and maneuver through a series of obstacles while collecting bags of puzzle pieces as they go. Once they had collected three bags each, they had to run back up the tower, drop them, and then head back down to get two more bags. Those puzzle pieces would be used to solve a puzzle, but three pieces would not fit the puzzle. The shapes of those pieces would reveal the three numbers they needed to solve a combination lock.

The first person to get it right and raise his or her flag would win immunity, an automatic spot in the Final 3, and a chance to plead his or her case to the jury as to why he or she deserves to be crowned the next "Sole Survivor" and win $1 million.

Missy could not compete in the challenge. Jaclyn completed her puzzle before anyone else but took a major spill coming down the tower. Natalie was right on her heels.

Jaclyn fought hard in the challenge and ended up winning immunity. Jeff said the turn of events proved that no one should ever give up in this game.

Keith saw no reason why Jaclyn would try to get rid of Natalie after Natalie just saved her at the last Tribal, so Keith said it meant "big trouble" for him. Jaclyn couldn't wait for Jon to see her wearing the necklace because she won the most important Immunity Challenge after failing to win a single one all season.

Jaclyn decided to "talk out" whom she should take to the Final 3 with her. She realized she could make a million-dollar decision or mistake. Keith then gave Jaclyn his pitch, saying Missy would get sympathy votes for her ankle and already had one vote from Baylor -- who was probably also already working the jury. Jaclyn said it made sense.

Jaclyn told Natalie she'd take her to the end for sure and then needed to decide between Missy or Keith. Natalie hoped Jaclyn's "power trip" wouldn't go to her head. She told Jaclyn that Keith was scarier than Missy, hoping she'd just make a quick decision and not overanalyze anything or think things through too hard.

But it was wishful thinking. Jaclyn asked Missy how she felt about voting Natalie because Natalie seemed to have the strongest gameplay. Jaclyn was aware Natalie had been behind both Jon and Baylor's blindsides as well as being responsible for splitting up their former alliance of five. Missy was interested.

Jaclyn thought about how Natalie could probably beat her with her gameplay but Keith had a lot of guys on the jury who would probably support him. Jaclyn thought Jon would've told her to vote Natalie out of the game.

At Tribal Council that night, Jaclyn expressed how she didn't necessarily owe loyalty to Natalie, especially because Natalie had been behind Jon's elimination.

Jeff asked Natalie why it would be smart to get rid of Keith, and she said everyone loved Keith and everyone loves a fireman. In turn, Keith said Natalie had a lot of jury votes because she played the game very well and was a huge threat. Natalie explained she had a great chance to win the game and was very happy with the way she played.

Jeff then revealed the votes. Everyone voted for Keith and Keith had voted for Missy.

"So, all three of them voted for me. It wasn't a blindside. It was three women. I can barely handle one woman at the house much less three of them here. No hard feelings, I love them all!" Keith said following his ouster.

On Day 39, Natalie, Jaclyn and Missy enjoyed a feast. Seven men were on the jury but Missy wasn't intimidated by that because she had been married and divorced three times. Natalie learned a lot about herself by going through the journey basically alone without Nadiya Anderson, her twin sister and other half. Meanwhile, Jaclyn said she couldn't give Jon the family they wanted without the money. However, she wanted the title of "Sole Survivor" even more to inspire women just like her who cannot have children.

Three women made it to the very end in a season that started out with 10 men and only eight women.

That night, at Tribal Council, the power shifted to the jury. Each of the Final 3 castaways got to make an opening statement and then the jury was allowed to ask questions.

Missy went first. She insisted she was loyal from beginning to end, and if someone didn't trust her, they needed to go. Missy said her biggest move and hardest decision in the game was voting Jon out. She also broke her foot and finished challenges and the rest of the game in pain. Missy claimed she played the game "consistently with integrity, dignity and mainly loyalty."

Jaclyn spoke next. Jaclyn said she began the game on a tribe that had her on the chopping block since Day 1. After the tribe swap, she and Jon served as a swing vote for most of the game, making tough decisions along the way. Jaclyn took full credit for switching from the Reed and Josh Canfield alliance to the Missy and Baylor one instead. If it wasn't for that decision, Jaclyn noted neither of her Final 3 competitors would be sitting next to her. Jaclyn also shared her story of how she was born with only half her reproductive organs.

Natalie was up next. She argued she had outwitted, outplayed and outlasted the other two ladies. She said she had made smart, risky and scary moves by herself, represented well in challenges, went to Exile Island twice, and always pulled her weight around camp. Natalie said if her opponents made the right decision, she would've gone home instead of Keith, and she was therefore very thankful for her position in the Final 3.

The jury -- Josh, Reed, Jeremy Collins, Alec Christy, Baylor, Wes Nale, Jon, and Keith -- then got to address the Final 3, looking for information to help them make their million-dollar decision.

Jaclyn told Jon and Josh a big move she had made in the game solely be herself was getting Josh out and flipping alliances.

Keith put down Natalie for lying so much, saying he went through most of the game without lying or even making alliances to be loyal to.

Alec asked Natalie what her biggest move in the game was, and she said it was getting him out. She targeted Alec instead of Keith so that Keith could help her get Jon out. After she succeeded, Natalie took out Baylor to break up all the season's couples of loved ones.

Josh also asked Jaclyn if she was in the Final 3 on her own merit or as a result from choices stronger players in the game made. Jaclyn argued she strategized constantly and overanalyzed the pros and cons of everything with and without Jon.

Jeremy asked the jury to give Natalie the credit she deserved, and then Reed went into a lengthy speech about how Missy was the "Wicked Stepmother all season" in that she felt entitled, spoiled her children, performed worse than anyone in challenges yet received so many gimmies, and treated the jury members rudely.

The voting then commenced.

During the live reunion show, Jeff discovered that had Keith made it to the Final 3 with Jaclyn and Missy, he would've won with four votes.


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People News : Jeff Probst: 'Survivor: San Juan del Sur -- Blood vs. Water' wasn't what we hoped, but next season delivers
Survivor: San Juan del Sur -- Blood vs. Water Survivor: San Juan del Sur -- Blood vs. Water has been considered an average season at best for most super fans, but host Jeff Probst is promising better things to come.

The show's 29th season was a bit of a flop for the franchise considering how successful Survivor's first Blood vs. Water edition was in 2013.

"We came off of four fantastic seasons in a row: Philippines, Caramoan, the first Blood vs. Water and Cagayan. So this one just feels different, because it follows such great seasons. But it got a lot better as it went along," Probst, 53, told People.

"[But] Survivor keeps surprising me. I've taped 30 seasons now and I never know what to expect. And Season 30, which I'll announce at the finale, delivers. That unpredictability is why I love Survivor so much."

Probst discussed why exactly he thinks the most recent season struggled so much, particularly the first three quarters of it.

"We cast a lot of people who didn't know how to play. They were learning their game as they went along, which meant that it started out pretty slowly. I don't know that I'm a big fan of casting so many people who haven't watched the game, but I did enjoy watching how frustrating it was for the good players," Probst explained.

For example, Reed Kelly and Josh Canfield constantly talked strategy and knew the game backward and forward. Keith Nale and Wes Nale, on the other hand, had a lot to learn and therefore found issues with when to play a hidden Immunity Idol among other concepts.

"If you base your Survivor approach on game theory, then you make your best move on the assumption that every other player is making their best move. But the people who didn't know the game were unpredictable. The clueless players became a new obstacle. So some people got really frustrated. There's no getting into Keith's head, because he didn't even know what an alliance was when he started playing this game. You can't guess what he's going to do," Probst told People.

When producers initially cast Survivor: San Juan del Sur -- Blood vs. Water, the host apparently wasn't sure about two personalities who actually ended up being strong influences in the game.

"[Jon Misch] and [Jaclyn Schultz]. I thought they were going to be boring, and wouldn't offer anything to the season. But [CBS President] Les Moonves wanted them, and he was right," Probst said, adding that he also doesn't regret casting John Rocker and his girlfriend Julie McGee although Rocker got eliminated on Day 8 and McGee unexpectedly quit the game.

"Everyone brings their own baggage into a season, and John Rocker had a lot of it. That's fascinating TV. Looking back, he wasn't that villainous on the season. He was paying for his sins from years ago. We wanted him on another season, but it didn't work out. So we put him on this season and he brought Julie along. Her behavior speaks for itself."

Probst told People it speaks volumes that McGee up and left the game without a good reason while Missy Payne suffered from a potentially serious injury and still opted to stick things out.

"We have Missy playing the game on an ankle that could very well be broken, and Julie quit because she was hoarding trail mix? Yeah. Bad choice," he noted.

"It's not about not liking [some of the castaways]. It was that a few things just didn't work out like we had hoped. There was an alliance who was discussing how to split rewards evenly, how to make sure that it was fair for everyone. And that's not what Survivor is all about. So there was a lot of frustration this season; I'm always worried when things are gelling like I'd like them to, but that's Survivor for you!"

The finale of Survivor: San Juan del Sur -- Blood vs. Water airs Wednesday night from 8-10PM ET/PT and will be followed by a live one-hour reunion special on CBS.

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People News : '19 Kids & Counting' star Jim Bob Duggar: No petition can bring us down, we just gain more exposure
19 Kids & Counting Jim Bob Duggar isn't remotely afraid of 19 Kids & Counting getting pulled because of a petition floating around calling for TLC to cancel the reality show.

The Duggar patriarch could apparently care less about the petition circulating, saying during a recent speech, "They won't succeed," according to Us Weekly.

"Our show is the number one show on TLC. We love everybody. It's a small group creating this fuss. All it has done is give us more exposure," Jim Bob, 49, said while speaking at Hannibal-LaGrange University late last month. "We love everybody, but we don't always agree with them."

Jim Bob reportedly insisted the petition was actually counter-effective.

"We've gained 50,000 Facebook fans last week," revealed the father of 19 children, who received death threats prior to his appearance at the school and therefore needed extra security. "God is expanding our borders through the national media."

The Change.org petition wants to shut down 19 Kids & Counting to allegedly "end LGBTQ fear mongering by the Duggars." Matriarch Michelle Duggar previously made an anti-gay comment that has since outraged the LGBT community.

Michelle publicly opposed an anti-discrimination ordinance in her Fayetteville hometown in Arkansas that would reportedly allow transgender men "to use women's and girls' restrooms, locker rooms, showers, sleeping areas and other areas that are designated for females only," according to the Hollywood Reporter.

In explaining her position, the devout Catholic basically told Fayetteville citizens she believes transgender individuals are sexual predators.

A few weeks before that, Michelle and Jim Bob executed a "kissing challenge" on their Facebook page for married couples but reportedly excluded gay couples.   


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Show Update News : 'MasterChef Junior' crowns Logan Guleff its Season 2 winner
MasterChef Junior MasterChef Junior crowned Logan Guleff its second-season champion during Tuesday night's finale broadcast on Fox.

Logan, an 11-year-old from Memphis, TN, won the MasterChef Junior trophy and $100,000 grand prize after creating a restaurant-quality three-course meal to be tasted by show judges Gordon Ramsay, Joe Bastianich and Graham Elliot.

"I can't believe I won. I mean, this is just like crazy talk. This feeling is super surreal. It feels like dreamyland. It feels amazing, life-changing. I mean, this is definitely one of the best days of my life. This is definitely a dream," Logan said following his victory announcement.

"This season, we were blown away by the junior home cooks' incredible skill, passion and imagination," Chef Ramsay said in a Fox statement. "Logan was a fierce competitor each week and developed a signature style and advanced techniques in the kitchen. We are extremely proud of what he has accomplished and look forward to following his culinary journey."

Logan defeated runner-up Samuel Stromberg, a 12-year-old from Greenbrae, CA, with his refined style, distinct flavors and risky techniques -- including the use of a smoking gun.

"I'm still going to keep cooking. I'm not going to let this defeat me," Samuel said after finishing in second place. "This is the start of my food career. And I can put this on my high-school application: 'Competed in MasterChef Junior, second place, runner-up.' I'm so proud of what I've done."

"Samuel is just a great chef," Logan said of his biggest competitor this season. "He definitely put up a really good fight. It's been amazing to be on MasterChef Junior, to be in the finale, but it's not about the money. It's not about the trophy. It's about making friends forever."

In the season's final challenge, Logan and Samuel competed in a culinary showdown in the kitchen. Logan's winning three-course meal was comprised of an appetizer of grilled spot prawns with smoked saffron aioli, a main course of salt-crusted branzino with chimichurri and roasted vegetables, and a dessert of meyer lemon madeleines with goat cheese mousse.

"During my journey on MasterChef Junior, I learned so much from the judges, especially to be more confident in the kitchen and to be more determined," Logan said in a statement. "Of course, I will always remember the moment when I won, but I will also never forget the amazing time I had with the other contestants and judges."

The third season of MasterChef Junior, which premieres January 6 at 8PM ET/PT, will feature 19 new junior home cooks between the ages of eight and 13 competing in a series of culinary challenges.


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People News : 'Survivor' host Jeff Probst sizes up 'Survivor: San Juan del Sur -- Blood vs. Water' finale castaways
Survivor: San Juan del Sur -- Blood vs. Water Survivor host Jeff Probst has sized up the remaining five Survivor: San Juan del Sur -- Blood vs. Water castaways and who has the best chance of winning. 

Natalie Anderson, Keith Nale, Missy Payne, Baylor Wilson, and Jaclyn Schultz are all still in the running to be crowned the franchise's 29th "Sole Survivor" and win the $1 million grand prize. In a less-than-stellar season, home viewers may think the winner should be obvious, but what does Jeff think?

Jeff, 53, said Natalie, a 28-year-old student and crossfit coach from Edgewater, NJ, was actually a big question mark when producers were debating whether to cast her with her twin sister Nadiya Anderson, who had both competed on The Amazing Race twice together.

"I'm always wanting to put likable people on the show, and they weren't likable on The Amazing Race. As it turned out, their stories couldn't have been more different, which surprised me. The best thing that happened to Natalie was that Nadiya was voted out first. We're watching a woman play with nothing to lose," Jeff told People.

"She's playing for revenge. She'll make big moves. That's a lesson for future players: You need to be able to play as if there's not a million dollars at the end. Swing for the fences. If you make it to the end, you have a resume to plead to the jury. At this point, on the island, Natalie had momentum, you could feel it."

Although fans may think Keith, a 53-year-old fire captain from Shreveport, LA, didn't strategize much and sort of floated through the game, Jeff acknowledged "there was an energy surrounding Keith."

"It's amazing. On Day 1, he had no idea how to play this game. Now here we are in the finals and he's a favorite to win," Jeff explained. "He's got a great story. 'Look at me! I'm a guy who didn't know what I was doing. I came out so my son could have this experience, but I'm wiser than I look. I figured it out, and you never voted me out.' If he says it right, he could win the game."

And then there's mother and daughter Missy, a 47-year-old owner of a competitive cheerleading gym from Dallas, TX, and Baylor Wilson, a 20-year-old student from Nashville, TN.

"They played two very different games. If I were Baylor and made it to the end, I'd say, 'I'm just a young kid, but I played this game well. You may have some more life experience than me, but I did very well for a 20-year-old girl, and that should be rewarded,'" Jeff told People.

"Missy has a different argument. She should say, 'I got this far with my limited skills. When I hurt my ankle, I transitioned my game and stayed in the competition.' I'm not sure that either of those arguments will sway a jury, but those are their best arguments to make."

In the last episode, Jaclyn, a 25-year-old media buyer from Las Vegas, NV, was left alone in the game after her fellow castaways turned on her boyfriend Jon Misch and voted him out. Jaclyn and Jon had made most of their decisions together, which made it difficult to determine which one was the brains of their operation.

"I may be alone in this, but I think Jaclyn can make a case to win this game," Jeff admitted. "She's a dark horse, but she's ahead of Missy and Baylor. If she can make it to the end by winning immunity, she has a shot. She needs to say, 'I was with my boyfriend, but I was playing this game hard; you just didn't see it.' It's an outside chance, but she's got it."

Survivor: San Juan del Sur -- Blood vs. Water's finale airs Wednesday night at 8PM ET/PT on CBS. The two-hour finale will be followed by a live one-hour reunion show hosted by Jeff.


Posted by: Elizabeth Kwiatkowski on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 12:43 PM EST
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People News : The Voice coach Blake Shelton: Adam Levine may quit before I'm done bragging, Craig Wayne Boyd is the most deserving artist ever to win
The Voice (Season 7) The Voice coach Blake Shelton admits victory is sweet for many reasons after his team member Craig Wayne Boyd won the seventh season of the reality singing competition Tuesday night on NBC.

Not only was it Shelton's fourth win as a coach, he beat his best friend and rival Adam Levine, who had three incredible singers in the Top 4.

"It's f-cking awesome," Shelton told TV Guide. "Will I rub it in Adam's face? He may quit the show before I'm done rubbing this in his face, but what's awesome is this guy holding this trophy."

"I really haven't had time to process it yet," Boyd told reporters moments after his win. "It caught me so off guard. I don't know what I expected."

Boyd had a 25% chance to win the show and was up against longtime frontrunners in the competition in the finals.

"I don't care if it's politically incorrect," Shelton explained. "I don't give a crap at this point, because we went into this thing with the odds stacked against us and I'm not talking about to beat Adam. It's just awesome to know that so many people connected with this guy with the odds against him."

The odds were also against Boyd outside of the competition. The country singer had moved to Nashville about 10 years ago and struggled so badly he considered quitting music entirely about a year ago, especially after the father lost his home and truck.

"I didn't know what I was going to do," Boyd, who received an email invitation to audition for The Voice one day after admitting to his drummer he might stop trying to make it in music, recalled of his hardships.

"I'm also aware of how much he's put into trying to make it as an artist in the music industry and the struggles and the ups and mostly the downs that he's had, all the doors shut in his face, the carpet yanked out from under him," Shelton told TV Guide.

"There has never been a more deserving person to hold that trophy than Craig Wayne Boyd as far as paying dues. This guy has put his time in."

Boyd feels all of his hard work was clearly "not in vain," and Shelton revealed last night he may eventually go on the road with him. 

"Maybe a year from now realistically, I would love to do that when you actually have time," Shelton told Boyd. "The man's going to get busy, but I don't know anyone that likes to work more than this guy."

On a different note, Shelton tried to explain that although he's starred on The Voice for seven seasons now and loves mentoring up and coming stars, the show is not his life.

"Country music is literally my life. My life is not this show. This show will come and it will go and my life is country music. That's what I do. That's all I really care about," Shelton said.

"That's why it actually matters to me that somebody like [Boyd] gets through and gets a record deal and makes music because when this is said and done, I can sit back and say, 'That's Craig I'm hearing on the radio now. He represents us. He's really good at what he does.'"

The Voice host Carson Daly reportedly added that Boyd was a great storyteller and therefore his past experiences resonated with home viewers.

"Storytelling is another big part and [Blake] makes sure that his artists are telling their true stories and that resonates," Daly told TV Guide. "[Craig] got right to America's heart. Sometimes that proves to be deeper than the perfect note."


Posted by: Elizabeth Kwiatkowski on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 11:48 AM EST
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People News : Sharon Osbourne loses tooth while co-hosting 'The Talk' live on TV
America's Got Talent 7 Sharon Osbourne showed off a big toothy smile on The Talk, but she was missing one of her pearly whites.

While co-hosting The Talk live on Tuesday, the 62-year-old former America's Got Talent judge noticed her fake tooth was falling out as she was trying to speak.

As co-host Sheryl Underwood exclaimed, "Oh Lord, oh Lord," Osbourne tried to pull it out.

"It's on one of those implants," Osbourne exclaimed. "And I spent a bloody fortune [on it]."

"How can I sit here on the show [now]?!" the former The Osbournes star wailed. "No, seriously, does anyone got any glue? We need to take a tooth break."

Osbourne, who will soon return to American reality TV in VH1's revival of The Osbournes, joked about the incident and didn't appear embarrassed at all. She later placed the tooth back in her mouth with some "sticky stuff," revealing light-heartedly that her lip had gotten stuck to her tooth.

Osbourne's co-hosts just laughed and noted only she could make such a graphic scene adorable.


Posted by: Elizabeth Kwiatkowski on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 11:06 AM EST
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People News : Craig Wayne Boyd on his 'The Voice' win: It's validation and feels wonderful
The Voice (Season 7) Craig Wayne Boyd won The Voice's seventh season against the odds, and now he's reflecting on his victory.

"It truly feels like validation, that all the hard work I've put in up to this point has been worth it," Boyd was shown saying on the Today show Wednesday morning.

During his actual appearance on Today, Boyd said, "It feels wonderful; It feels wonderful. The sleep, I can do that when I'm dead, I guess right?"

The country singer, who was on Blake Shelton's team, faced off against Adam Levine's team members Matt McAndrew, Chris Jamison and Damien. Boyd acknowledged he was surprised to win because he basically had a 25% chance. McAndrew finished as the runner-up, Chris claimed third place and Damien finished fourth this season.

Boyd explained that he had a certain approach on The Voice that got him through one performance show to the next.

"Well, every week that I went out there, my goal was not to be in a competition," he noted. "The only competition was with myself, to go out there and do my best. And if I did that, I felt like America would vote me through."

But Boyd experienced some turbulence during his run on the show. He lost both his "battle" and "knockout" round, which resulted in him bouncing back and forth from Shelton's team to fellow coach Gwen Stefani's team.

Shelton previously admitted he regretted eliminating Boyd right from the start so he saved his last "steal" of the season just for him.

"Gwen really brought a sense of style to me. She wanted to -- as she said -- change my look, you know, make me over. And it was fun. I don't mind those kind of things. To me, that was the coolest part of it, because it really opened my mind up to I was more than just in country music, that it could be global," Boyd told Today.

As for the advice Shelton gave Boyd now that he's "The Voice," the coach told him to continue being himself and "hold on tight" because "it's going to be a crazy ride."

Posted by: Elizabeth Kwiatkowski on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 10:23 AM EST
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Features & Interviews : Exclusive: 'Survivor: San Juan del Sur -- Blood vs. Water' castoff Jon Misch talks (Part 3)
Survivor: San Juan del Sur -- Blood vs. Water Survivor: San Juan del Sur -- Blood vs. Water's merged Huyopa tribe eliminated Jon Misch during the most recent episode of the CBS reality competition's 29th season.

Jon, a 26-year-old financial assistant from Waterford, MI, was voted out of his Huyopa tribe on Night 35 at the season's twelfth Tribal Council session.

Jon was blindsided by his alliance of five members after Natalie Anderson devised a plan to use Keith Nale against him and vote him out. Jon's girlfriend at the time Jaclyn Schultz -- who is now his fiancee -- is still in the game.


During an exclusive interview with Reality TV World on Thursday, Jon talked about his Survivor experience. Below is the concluding portion of his interview. Click here and here to read the first two parts. 

Reality TV World: Which castaway/s do you think could've beaten Natalie in a jury vote if they made it to the end and why? What case do you think each person would have?

Jon Misch: Of the people that are there, you ask?

Reality TV World: Yes, out of the remaining five.

Jon Misch: Okay, just making sure. (Laughs) I think Keith would have a good argument mainly because he's been on the chopping block, it seems, since Day 1. And somehow -- I don't know why he didn't play his idol at any of the times that he was on the chopping block. He waited until I was on the chopping block. (Laughs) And then I played it and that's when he played it. Anyways...

Reality TV World: And clearly it was useless because either him or Wes Nale was definitely going home regardless.

Jon Misch: Right! (Laughs) And that, actually, we were just talking about how that has turned into a Blood vs. Water thing, like, you play your idol, and you're sending your loved one home! I mean, that sucks! So, yeah, I think Keith though, because you can blame blind luck only to a certain extent. I mean, he's gotten through so many Tribals and won so many Immunity Challenges, I think he'd have a good case.

Reality TV World: A lot of the castaways have been shown making comments about you and Jaclyn acting entitled, like a glamour couple, meaning you did little around camp -- particularly Jaclyn. Keith, for example, dubbed Jaclyn the beauty-queen type. Were you aware of the perception people had of you both out there or is this a new realization? How have things played out since discovering a lot of your friends kind of trash-talked you guys?

Jon Misch: It was a game. I don't hold that against them at all. We've all talked now and we're all good friends about it. It's a little frustrating, but at the same time, when you're out there and you're starving and you get all these emotions thrown around, Jaclyn and I really confided in each other a lot.

And I think more of the frustrations they were voicing were based on the fact that we show a lot of PDA, you know? And I think that being so lovey-dovey around camp may have frustrated people. Because it's like, "Dude, just stop it. We're sick of seeing it already." The thing with Natalie, she talked about, "I'm money hungry" or something like that.

And then she talked about how I said that I want to move to Vegas and work in a great restaurant and move to Italy and that's what I want to do with my money. As soon as Survivor was over, Jaclyn and I moved to Las Vegas and I worked at the place that was rated the No. 1 steakhouse in Las Vegas and I got my Level 1 certification as a sommelier.

So, I wasn't talking about "what I was going to do with my million dollars because I knew I was going to win," I was just saying what I was passionate about and what I would like to do. (Laughs) So there were misinterpretations of things I said and just voicing of frustrations. So, I can't hold that against them.

Reality TV World: How were you cast on Survivor? How did you come to end up on the show? Did you apply or were you guys approached?

Jon Misch: Jaclyn actually, she got called for The Amazing Race and they asked her to be on it with one of her Miss USA friends, and that fell through. So they asked her to be on it with me -- with her loved one or whatever -- and we got to the finals of that.

And then they said, "Well, they don't you. What about Survivor? Would you like to look into that?" And we were like, "Oh, absolutely! Let's do it." (Laughs) So that's really how that happened.

Reality TV World: Could you clarify what your deal with Missy Payne was? Did you have a Final 4 deal where you'd just battle it out at that point to get into the Final 3?

Jon Misch: No, actually, Missy and I -- once we were at the tribe swap -- had talked about a Final 4 with me, her, Jaclyn, and [Baylor Wilson]. And we didn't go further than that. Once Natalie came into the picture, we talked about it being me, her and Natalie in the Final 3. And once we got down to five, Jaclyn and Baylor basically volunteered to say, "We will go, like, we don't care in what order."

Like it was going to be Jaclyn and then Baylor or Baylor and then Jaclyn. They said, "We don't care." And then I had said -- or Jaclyn actually pointed out -- "I would like to be voted out first." Jaclyn said that. Jaclyn wanted to be voted out before Baylor because she wanted to be able to talk with the jury and convince them to vote for me, or to have more time than Baylor with the jury.

So that was actually all planned out. We were supposed to be in the Final 5 and we knew who was going next and all that. And then Natalie was the one that threw the wrench in the plan. (Laughs)

Click here and here to read the first two parts of Jon's exclusive interview with Reality TV World. 


Posted by: Elizabeth Kwiatkowski on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 07:05 AM EST
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Features & Interviews : Chris Soules talks about 'The Bachelor' and his dating experience (Part 3)
The Bachelor 19 Chris Soules will begin his search for love when The Bachelor's nineteenth season premieres Monday, January 5 at 8PM ET/PT.

After The Bachelor's first-ever live event hosted by Chris Harrison and guest host Jimmy Kimmel airs, the nineteenth season will begin with "Prince Farming," a 33-year-old farmer and businessman from Arlington, IA, arriving at the Malibu mansion and being introduced to only 15 bachelorettes.

Chris will discover soon afterwards that 15 more ladies are on their way, and he'll ultimately need to narrow them down to 22 women at the season's first Rose Ceremony.

Chris has a lot to say about the season ahead, and during a recent conference call with reporters, he shared his thoughts and some teasers. Below is the concluding portion of his interview. Click here and here to read the first two parts.


Reality TV World: In a recent Chris Harrison interview, he said one bachelorette has something in her past that she kept from you for a while. How important was it to you that the girls were open and honest with you right from the get-go about who they are and their past? And was that a fear of yours throughout the process that the girls might have secrets that could potentially damage your relationship? 

Chris Soules: You know, I think that there's a right time and place for anything. From that regard, like when we're talking about past history and things like that, you know, I get that maybe it's something -- sometimes there's a time and place to share certain things that have happened in your past.

And so, I think that yes, obviously it's important for me to know all those things and have people be honest with me. But I think that also if the relationship -- it's important to know that the relationship is actually going somewhere prior to maybe sharing certain things.

You don't want to chase someone off initially, or scare someone right upfront potentially. I mean, I think that I can see both sides, like maybe being really upfront and forward, but also being mindful whether or not the relationship is even worth if it's really going somewhere.

Then at that point, you share maybe more important things about your past.  So, I'm very understanding in that regard, but it was not really a fear of mine. I felt like my biggest focus going through the process was finding that chemistry.

And then once you have that chemistry and you know that the relationship really has potential to move forward and you can see yourself with this person, then those more important things that more difficult discussions happen.  And so that was, I guess that was my biggest focus for the most of the entire process. 

So you confessed your love to Andi Dorfman last season. How are you able to get over her and open your heart to these new women? 

Chris Soules: It's a good question. I think, you know, going into that and having gone through that, in a sense falling in love with Andi, I did know that there was a chance that it still wouldn't work out. You know, there's two other great guys that Andi was still dating, and I knew that her heart may have been with them more than it was with me. 

I just knew that going into it, I knew what I felt, and so, I had both those things in the back of my mind. And I knew that I could have my heart broken and I was okay with that, and obviously, she didn't share the same feelings with me as I did with her, so it didn't work out. 

And I think it helped. I had sort of mentally prepared myself going into that all I could. Having prepared myself, that made the let down a little bit easier and made it easier to get over her, because I knew that she had made the decision to be with someone else, and that's pretty black and white when it comes to relationship. 

It wasn't like she just didn't like me, it was just like, she had stronger feelings for someone else and saw her future with someone else. So, you know, it kind of made things clear for me and therefore getting over our relationship maybe a little bit easier -- as odd as it may sound, but I was able to move on fairly quickly and was happy for her and knew that she had done the right thing for probably both of us. 

So yes, it was hard, but you know, I've been through it before and I'm an adult and I'm a man and I just look forward to the future. And you have to be positive and go on with life and hope for the best and know that it should work out sooner or later.

This season is a little different because there will be 30 women fighting for your heart. Did that make the experience easier or harder? 

Chris Soules: It definitely did make it easier. There was, not only was it 30 women, it's 30 great women. I mean, these women were incredible -- all beautiful and successful in their own right, and smart. You know, there weren't like any easy no's, so it really made it difficult, but it was a really good problem to have. 

There was part of me that wondered -- you can ask anybody whose casting it -- how many women would actually even want to come on the show and [date] the guy that lives more like in Iowa and is a farmer. And, you know, I felt like they may have a little bit of a difficulty even getting women there. 

So, I was pretty grateful and felt really humbled when I heard that many women come and show up to be on the show. So, like I said, it did make it difficult. My head was spinning after that first night; There's no doubt about it. 

What one word would you use to describe it with all of the 30 women? Because the press release mentioned something about some heavy drama going on? Can you say a little bit without giving anything away? 

Chris Soules: Gosh. Well to describe the evening in one word, for me it would be just, I mean, it was "overwhelming." I was the luckiest man in the world, but I was definitely overwhelmed with just the quality of women that were there for me. 

And as to drama that occurred that evening, I was usually spending time with individual ladies, so I did not really experience any drama. I felt like everything went flawlessly for me.

My head was spinning and I was focused because of all the great women, one right after the other, and getting to know them. You know, obviously they're beautiful coming out of the limo, and then getting to meet them and finding how smart they were at the same time was pretty incredible.

So, no, I didn't really experience any drama, but that doesn't mean there weren't some other things going on in the house, and nobody shared any drama with me. So, I'm going to learn some things alongside you guys as the season goes on and plays out.

Did you have a favorite moment or date that you could tell us about, maybe a place that you went to or something you did? 

Chris Soules: Oh gosh, there were a lot of great moments, a lot of great dates that we did -- a lot of simple but really fun things, and I think that just kind of -- I'm trying to think.

We did go some place exotic, but that was later on. That was beautiful and a place that I'm not sure if I can share specifics on, like exactly where it was, but it's definitely a great trip.

Later in the show, we're able to rent a place and I'll probably never get to go again. It's a long way away and I don't know that -- it's kind of a dream place to go to but a place that, you know, I definitely always wanted to go to but never really thought I'd get that opportunity. 

But we did have surprise visitors that helped out planning some date. I think Week [3], and that is going to be fun to watch. That's probably the best, most entertaining week for me, and I'm excited to see that myself.

[Jimmy Kimmel as a guest host] was probably -- there's going to be some fun dates Week 3, some fun shenanigans that Jimmy pulled on us that I think everybody will enjoy watching, including myself.

We've had Bachelors and Bachelorettes in the past who had some rules about who they would kiss, when they would kiss, and what not. How many women did you end up kissing this season? 

Chris Soules: I didn't keep track of that. I guess my strategy through that process, or regarding that, was to be in the moment and wear my heart on my sleeve.

[So] that was the way that I was going to -- I felt what was best for me was to actually find my soul mate and find the person that I was meant to be by being completely in every moment with each girl and be 100 percent in that relationship while I was with them. 

So, you know, and if there's a moment that a kiss felt right, I was going to go with that, because I felt like that's the way that I needed to really be vested in each individual relationship. 

Click here and here to read the first two parts of Chris' interview.


Posted by: Elizabeth Kwiatkowski on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 06:12 AM EST
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Show Update News : 'The Voice' coach Blake Shelton's artist Craig Wayne Boyd wins seventh season, beating out Adam Levine's three finalists
The Voice (Season 7) The Voice named Craig Wayne Boyd its seventh-season champion during Tuesday night's live finale broadcast of the NBC reality singing competition.

Craig won the title of "The Voice" and a recording contract after receiving the most home viewer votes cast following Monday night's Top 4 final performance show.

Craig's victory came as a bit of a shock since he had been dubbed "the underdog in the finals." Craig had previously lost his "battle" round when he was on Blake Shelton's team. After being stolen by coach Gwen Stefani and given a drastic makeover, Craig later failed to win his "knockout" round as well, prompting a regretful Blake to steal the country artist back for his own team.

Craig cried at Carson Daly's victory announcement but then finished the night strong with a reprise performance of his new original single "My Baby's Got a Smile on Her Face," which was written and produced for him by Blake and other music industry professionals.

Craig being crowned champion marked Blake's fourth The Voice win as a coach.

The pair's victory was also a huge upset for coach Adam Levine, who had a whopping three artists in the finals -- Matt McAndrew, Chris Jamison and Damien. Matt and Damien, especially, had been declared frontrunners for most of the seventh-season competition. Chris also found himself when it came down to the wire and emerged as a huge threat in recent weeks.

Although clearly disappointed and deflated, Adam applauded Craig's success and gave his friend Blake a big congratulatory hug.

Matt, a versatile performer who covered a wide variety of musical genres this season, finished The Voice's seventh season as the runner-up. His original song "Wasted Love" blew the coaches away during Monday night's final performance show, which had featured each of the Top 4 artists taking the stage three times.

Third place went to Chris. The smooth singer will be remembered for his impressive falsetto and Justin Timberlake-like vibe.

Lastly, the soulful Damien finished the competition in fourth place. Damien had been The Voice's "Wild Card" finalist. He initially did not get voted into the Top 3 by home viewers, however, America re-voted him into the Top 4 after he competed against eight other Top 12 artists for the only spot. Damien's rendition of Bruno Mars' "Grenade" had done the trick.

Posted by: Elizabeth Kwiatkowski on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 03:35 AM EST
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People News : Jennifer Lopez: I've had enough with people criticizing me for dating younger men, it's no big deal
American Idol 14 Jennifer Lopez is not shy about the fact she likes dating younger guys and apparently sees no problem with it.

The American Idol judge, who will be starring in the movie The Boy Next Door -- a psychological thriller featuring Lopez acting as a separated woman who falls in love with her high school-aged neighbor -- told Self magazine in its January issue she's had "enough" with criticism of her dating life, People reported.

"All the old cliches about women need to be undone. Enough already," Lopez reportedly said in her interview, which showed off pictures of her extremely toned, athletic body wearing all white.

"We're in the other position now. We are desirable older, we can date younger guys and it's not this big taboo. Men have been doing this for years, and it's no big deal."

Lopez, 45, told Self she relates to the character she plays in The Boy Next Door.

"I've been through divorce. I've been cheated on, just like every other girl in the world," Lopez reportedly told the magazine.

"So you sympathize, you understand the emotions. And I've dated a younger guy once in my life. I could definitely understand that part, too -- the attraction."

Lopez was referring to Casper Smart, her choreographer and backup dancer who is nearly 20 years her junior. She dated him for well over two years but reportedly amicably split in June.

Lopez admitted she's a "love addict," according to People, and finds "comfort" in having a significant other despite how hard relationships can be at times.

Lopez began dating Smart after a series of failed high-profile relationships and marriages. She had divorced Marc Anthony, Cris Judd and Ojani Noa. The singer, who said she considers herself a dancer first and foremost, had also been engaged to Ben Affleck and dated P. Diddy.

Lopez has twins Max and Emme, who were born in 2008, with Anthony.

"When you have that much pain, you have to anesthetize yourself in some ways," Lopez told Self of her turbulent dating history. "People do different things. Some go out and party and sleep around, but that's just not my way. I found the comfort in someone else."

The Boy Next Door hits theaters January 23. American Idol's upcoming fourteenth season is set to premiere Wednesday, January 7 at 8PM ET/PT on Fox.

Posted by: Elizabeth Kwiatkowski on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 05:34 PM EST
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Show Update News : 'The Voice' artist Matt McAndrew stuns coach Adam Levine with his original song "Wasted Love"
The Voice (Season 7) The Voice finalist Matt McAndrew might've sealed the deal with his original song during the seventh season's final performance show on NBC.

Matt and The Voice's other three remaining finalists were each given three songs to perform Monday night, with one being a tune written for them by their coach and music industry professionals. This marks the first time in The Voice history an original song has been sung by a contestant.

While Damien, Chris Jamison and Craig Wayne Boyd performed songs created for them, Matt sang a song he had actually written and composed himself. The song was entitled "Wasted Love."

The fact Matt performed a song of his own appeared to win him some brownie points, not to mention it was an amazing song. His coach Adam Levine was so taken aback by the performance that he insisted he should win the competition -- a comment he later regretted since he realized he also has two other outstanding singers, Chris and Damien, still in the running for the title.

After the coaches applauded Matt on their feet, Matt received his extremely positive feedback.

"We couldn't ask for a better leader and teacher to go out and sing these songs the way you do, man," Pharrell Williams told him.

"I completely got lost in that performance. I'm literally, like, writing lyrics in my mind. You took me to a place of, like, I was getting creative! The song is really great and it's a really great song for you. Thank you because you're really inspiring," Gwen Stefani said.

"Matt and I, we've been working 24/7 on this song. I was like, 'If we're going to put an original song out there, I was not going to let it not be incredible.' And man, you were -- this is the first time on this show this has ever happened. But Matt McAndrew just sang his own song that was not only just his own song, but it was an amazing song," Adam gushed.

"It's one of the best songs I've ever heard in my life! I know all the words already because I'm a fan of that song. I'm not kidding. I am a huge fan of this guy and he's not even done winning yet! I swear to God, this kid is so special. I can't gush -- well, I can gush too much about him because I am right now. But God, dude, I'm just so proud of you and I'm almost on the verge of tears with you man. I love you."

One of The Voice's Top 4 seventh-season finalists will be crowned the winner during Tuesday night's two-hour finale at 9PM ET/PT on NBC.


Posted by: Elizabeth Kwiatkowski on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 12:19 PM EST
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'The Bachelor' host Chris Harrison: Chris Soules' life on an Iowa farm becomes an issue for most of the women
The Bachelor 19 The Bachelor host Chris Harrison admits some of Chris Soules' bachelorettes might think they want to move to his farm in Arlington, IA, after the show until they actually get close to making that decision.

"Ninety percent of the women who come on are fans and were really excited it was him. But saying you'd move to Arlington, Iowa to be a farmer's wife is one thing; actually doing it is another," Harrison told Yahoo TV.

"The further the women go and as the season moves along, that becomes more of an issue because pulling that trigger is no small decision for most of the women."

Harrison said Soules was "one of the easiest Bachelors" ever to work with because he was very appreciative for the opportunity and is just a "regular dude."

"[He] is used to long hours and working hard as a farmer. I know it sounds silly, but no one really anticipates just how mentally and emotionally taxing and unbelievably physically grueling it is to be the Bachelor," he explained.

"But Chris was always genuine and fun to be around, and that was contagious. His enthusiasm carried over to the women as well as the crew. He is very serious about finding someone to share his life with."

The Bachelor producers attempted to cater to Soules' rural life on the farm when selecting which 30 bachelorettes would be afforded the chance to meet him. In order to make sure the women knew their future with Soules wouldn't be extravagant, the format was designed "to resemble and embrace who Chris is" and "to give the women a glimpse at what life would be like with him."

As a result, the bachelorettes didn't travel to many exotic locations while filming Season 19 and the dates were very outdoorsy.

"We kept it domestic for the most part, and we don't even necessarily hit the glamour spots like New York. Think Des Moines and Dubuque," the host said.

"[Chris] is a rough and tumble, flannel shirt-wearing working-class man, so the dates resemble that. There's camping and rafting, and some of these girls aren't quite equipped for his lifestyle. But it was important for him to see who didn't take to it so he could make better decisions about who to send home."

Harrison clarified, however: "Not that life would be all shucking corn if you ended up with Chris. It isn't like he doesn't have a ton of money. He wants to travel. He wants a spunky girl who will bring out the lighter side in him. He wants to have nice things and spoil his lady. It isn't like you are gonna move to the farm and never be heard from again."

When Soules met his 30 bachelorettes for the first time, Harrison told Yahoo TV the Bachelor was completely "overwhelmed and blown away" by them, which was "endearing."

"I never really thought about what a population of that size meant in terms of Chris's prospects until I saw how he reacted on night one. He was like a kid in a candy store... At first, I thought he was giving me lip service and being nice, but I realized he'd never really dated women as beautiful as this," Harrison explained.

The Bachelor's nineteenth season is set to premiere Monday, January 5 at 8PM ET/PT on ABC. 


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· Survivor China - Episode 12 summary (Dec 16, 2007)
· Survivor China - Episode 11 summary (Dec 09, 2007)
· The Amazing Race 12 - Episode 3 summary (Nov 22, 2007)
· Survivor China - Episode 9 summary (Nov 17, 2007)

Latest Spoiling News

Latest Spoiling News
· 'The Bachelor' details revealed, find out what's in store for Chris Soules! (Dec 02, 2014)
· 'The Amazing Race' to introduce new "The Save" twist in Season 25 (Aug 28, 2014)
· 'Survivor: San Juan del Sur -- Blood vs. Water' twists revealed, to feature the return of Exile Island (Aug 27, 2014)
· 'Big Brother' houseguests react to news Frankie Grande is related to Ariana Grande (Aug 11, 2014)

Latest Application News
· NBC announces casting tour for eleventh edition of The Biggest Loser' (Jul 05, 2010)
· 'American Idol' announces audition dates, lowers minimum age to 15 (Jun 21, 2010)
· NBC announces casting tour for tenth season of 'The Biggest Loser' (Feb 19, 2010)

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Tuesday, December 16
·'The Voice's Top 4 finalists each prove why they're worthy of winning (0)
·'The Bachelor' host Chris Harrison: There are five bachelorettes America should watch out for... (0)
Monday, December 15
·Melanie Brown's husband shoots down rumors he physically abused her prior to 'The X Factor U.K.' finale (0)
·Chris Soules talks about 'The Bachelor' and his dating experience (Part 2) (0)
·'The Amazing Race's Amy DeJong and Maya Warren survive penultimate leg, will compete in first-ever Final 4 for $1 million (0)
·Kourtney Kardashian gives birth to a baby boy, her third child with Scott Disick (0)
·'The Bachelor' star Chris Soules: I had a Top 3 after Night 1 but they turned out to be totally different from what I imagined (0)
Sunday, December 14
·Chris Soules talks about 'The Bachelor' and his dating experience (Part 1) (0)
Friday, December 12
·Leah Messer reportedly returning to 'Teen Mom 2' despite previously wanting to quit (0)
·Mary Murphy may reportedly leave 'So You Think You Can Dance,' Fox eyeing Paula Abdul (0)
·'The Real Housewives of Orange County' star Vicki Gunvalson accidentally posts nude photo on Instagram (0)
·Exclusive: 'Survivor: San Juan del Sur -- Blood vs. Water' castoff Jon Misch talks (Part 2)  (0)
·'The Bachelor' star Chris Soules: I said "I love you" and am "extremely happy" about the woman that won (0)
·'The Biggest Loser: Glory Days' eliminates Damien Woody, sends John "JJ" O'Malley to Comeback Canyon (0)
·'The Bachelor' star Chris Soules: I'm very different from Juan Pablo Galavis (0)
Thursday, December 11
·Angelea Preston sues Tyra Banks and The CW over 'Top Model' win (0)
·Exclusive: 'Survivor: San Juan del Sur -- Blood vs. Water' castoff Jon Misch talks (Part 1) (0)
·Exclusive: 'Survivor' couple Jon Misch and Jaclyn Schultz planning a fall wedding  (0)
·Melissa Rivers delivers heartfelt Joan Rivers speech in public for the first time (0)
·'Hell's Kitchen' star Gordon Ramsay cuts two chefs, determines Top 4 (0)
·'Survivor: San Juan del Sur -- Blood vs. Water's merged Huyopa tribe blindsides Jon Misch (0)
Wednesday, December 10
·'American Idol' judges talk, Harry Connick Jr. reveals what's important for Season 14 (0)
·'Dancing with the Stars' Lindsay Arnold gets engaged! (0)
·Khloe Kardashian posts sad quote on Instagram after French Montana split (0)
·'The Voice' coach Blake Shelton: If an artist on Adam Levine's team doesn't win, it will be an epic fail (0)
·Tim Tebow's representative shoots down Jana Duggar dating rumors  (0)
·'The Voice's fourth seventh-season finale finalist revealed! (0)
·Derek Hough and Kate Hudson spotted "totally kissing" before Matt Bellamy split announcement (0)
·Exclusive: 'Survivor: San Juan del Sur -- Blood vs. Water' castoff Alec Christy talks (Part 2) (0)
·'The Voice' determines Top 3 seventh-season finalists, nine artists perform to win "Wild Card" spot in finale (0)
Tuesday, December 09
·Exclusive: 'Survivor: San Juan del Sur -- Blood vs. Water' castoff Reed Kelly talks (Part 2) (0)
·Cheryl Burke left 'Dancing with the Stars' for new NBC competition series (0)
·Rachel Frederickson: The "controversial storm" after I won 'The Biggest Loser' was hurtful and I had low self-esteem (0)
·Desiree Hartsock throws baby shower for 'The Taste' and fellow former 'The Bachelor' contestant Renee Oteri (0)
·Kate Hudson reportedly hooking up with 'Dancing with the Stars' pro Derek Hough after Matt Bellamy split (0)
·'Survivor' and 'The Amazing Race' spring premiere dates announced by CBS (0)
·'The Voice' artist Matt McAndrew earns two standing ovations, delivers "Grammy-worthy performance" (0)
Monday, December 08
·'Dancing with the Stars' judge Len Goodman leaving show (0)
·Howard Stern to return to 'America's Got Talent' as a tenth-season judge (0)
·'The Amazing Race's "Dating Pro Wrestlers" team Brooke Adams and Robbie E. Strauss avoid elimination (0)
·Kourtney Kardashian refutes reports and reveals she's expecting a baby boy with Scott Disick (0)
·'America's Next Top Model: Guys & Girls 2' crowns Keith Carlos first-ever male winner  (0)
Friday, December 05
·Exclusive: 'Survivor: San Juan del Sur -- Blood vs. Water' castoff Alec Christy talks (Part 1)  (0)
·Exclusive: Kym Perfetto and Alli Forsythe talk 'The Amazing Race' (Part 2) (0)
Thursday, December 04
·'The Bachelor' star Chris Soules' 30 bachelorettes revealed by ABC (0)
·Former 'The Biggest Loser' contestant Damien Gurganious dies at age 38 (0)
·Exclusive: 'Survivor: San Juan del Sur -- Blood vs. Water' castoff Reed Kelly talks (Part 1) (0)
·Julianne Hough posts Instagram photo calling boyfriend Brooks Laich the love of her life (0)
·'Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars' second-season couples and premiere date announced (0)
·'Hell's Kitchen' star Gordon Ramsay chops Sterling Wright out of the competition (0)
·'Survivor: San Juan del Sur -- Blood vs. Water' loses Reed Kelly and Alec Christy in special double-episode event (0)
Wednesday, December 03
·'American Idol' adds Scott Borchetta as new mentor to replace Randy Jackson  (0)
·Exclusive: Kym Perfetto and Alli Forsythe talk 'The Amazing Race' (Part 1) (0)
·Kim Kardashian: I used to cry about my boobs and pray they'd stop growing (0)
·Teresa Giudice blames lawyer for jail sentence and is reportedly suing for $5 million (0)
·Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's wedding photo is Instagram's most-liked image of all time (0)
·Tori Spelling wants more cosmetic surgery after reportedly hitting self-esteem rough patch after Dean McDermott affair (0)
·'19 Kids & Counting' star Josh Duggar expecting fourth child with wife Anna Duggar (0)
·Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott doing well and "working really hard" to mend marriage (0)
·'The Voice' saves Chris Jamison and cuts three artists to determine Top 5 (0)
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Latest Scheduling News
· 'Survivor' and 'The Amazing Race' spring premiere dates announced by CBS (Dec 09, 2014)
· Bravo to premiere 'Best New Restaurant' featuring Tom Colicchio on January 21 (Dec 03, 2014)
· 'The Taste' third season to premiere on ABC on December 4 (Dec 02, 2014)
· 'Hell's Kitchen' and 'MasterChef Junior' new season premieres announced by Fox (Nov 21, 2014)
· 'American Idol' to premiere January 7 on Fox with schedule changes throughout Season 14 (Nov 21, 2014)

Latest Ratings News
· 'Duck Dynasty's fourth-season premiere draws record-breaking ratings (Aug 15, 2013)
· 'Dance Moms' third-season premiere delivers record-breaking ratings (Jan 02, 2013)
· 'Duck Dynasty' season finale sets all-time A&E ratings records (Dec 07, 2012)
· 'Jersey Shore's fourth-season premiere draws 8.8 million viewers (Aug 05, 2011)
· Ratings: The world just doesn't care about Paris Hilton anymore (Jun 03, 2011)





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