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During the 33rd installment of the VMA's on MTV at 9PM ET/PT, Fifth Harmony, who formed as a group and found fame on The X Factor's second season in July 2012, walked away with two awards.
Fifth Harmony won both categories for which they had been nominated -- Best Collaboration for their video "Work From Home" featuring Ty Dolla $ign and Song of the Summer for "All In My Head (Flex)" featuring Fetty Wap.
For Best Collaboration, Fifth Harmony beat out the following nominees: Beyonce ft. Kendrick Lamar in "Freedom," Ariana Grande ft. Lil Wayne in "Let Me Love You," Calvin Harris ft. Rihanna in "This Is What You Came For" and Rihanna ft. Drake in "Work."
For Song of the Summer, Fifth Harmony defeated Calvin Harris featuring Rihanna in "This Is What You Came For," The Chainsmokers featuring Halsey in "Closer," Drake featuring Kyla & Wizkid in "One Dance," Justin Timberlake in "Can't Stop The Feeling," Kent Jones in "Don't Mind," Major Lazer featuring Justin Bieber MØ in "Cold Water," Nick Jonas featuring Ty Dolla $ign in "Bacon," Selena Gomez in "Kill 'Em With Kindness," and Sia in "Cheap Thrills."
Kanye West, the husband of Keeping Up with the Kardashians star Kim Kardashian, was nominated for two awards but walked away empty-handed. West was up for Video of the Year with "Famous" and Best Male Video with "Famous."
Zayn Malik, a former member of the band One Direction -- which formed on The X Factor UK in Season 7 -- was up for the Best Visual Effects award but lost to Coldplay for their "Up&Up" video.
Jami is a 24-year-old proud Canadian from Edmonton, Alberta. She worked as a bartender when she competed on Ben Higgins' season of The Bachelor, which aired earlier this year.
She got eliminated, however, in the third episode. Fans therefore didn't have a chance to really get to know Jami and what she has to offer.
Maybe that will change on the currently-airing third season of Bachelor in Paradise when she arrives in the coming days. Will she find love? Could she break up an established relationship?
Below is a list of 9 facts Reality TV World has compiled about Jami Letain:
- The 5'5" bachelorette was born on May 31, 1992 and has three tattoos.
- Jami has big plans to earn a degree from Mount Royal University in Calgary.
- She is very good friends with former Bachelorette Kaitlyn Bristowe! They used to work at the same restaurant together in Vancouver.
- Jami has two older brothers named Jamel and Jesse.
- Jami describes herself as "quite vexing," which means she tends to irritate, bother or frustrate people.
- The bachelorette is an advocate for adopting animals, and she loves both dogs and cats.
- The brunette beauty believes she is a Latina at heart.
- Her favorite music includes Drake, Lil Wayne and Beyonce. She calls Beyonce "a goddess."
- Jami's all-time favorite movies are Stepbrothers, The Hangover and Clueless.
Once Nicole became the new HoH, she in turn nominated Paul Abrahamian and Michelle Meyer for eviction. Michelle was her target and Paul was her pawn.
The Big Brother broadcast began on Day 72 of the competition but featured a flashback from four hours before the live eviction in which Victor Arroyo was sent home.
Paul had gotten into a big argument with Michelle in which she called him a liar and he called her a bully. The fight escalated when Paul appeared to call her the "c" word, which really offended Michelle.
Paul continued to blow up his game by accusing James Huling of being behind his and Victor's nominations when Natalie Negrotti served as the HoH. Paul suggested James and Natalie always worked as a pair in that they never thought for themselves or would choose to disagree over a decision.
Natalie insisted that while James promised support, he didn't control her actions. Paul wasn't buying it, and James was clearly getting more frustrated, so he yelled out that Natalie wanted Victor to stay but he wasn't sure if he was onboard with that plan.
Nicole was shocked to overhear the conversation since she and Corey Brooks -- who was also nominated for eviction at the time -- had previously made a Final 4 deal with James and Natalie. Nicole therefore no longer trusted the showmance and felt it was necessary to win the next HoH competition.
The broadcast then returned to the ongoing Head of Household competition dubbed "Welcome to Loch Ness."
The endurance challenge required the four remaining houseguests and five jurors -- Victor, Da.Vonne Rogers, Bridgette Dunning, Paulie Calafiore, and Zakiyah Everette -- to stand on a small platform holding onto a wall as the wall repeatedly angled forward and back and they were sprayed with water.
Da'Vonne and Zakiyah were the first two contestants to exit the challenge, and were followed by Corey and then Bridgette.
The two jurors left were Victor and Paulie, and after about 48 minutes, Paulie couldn't hold on anymore, so Victor earned himself the right to return to the game yet again! Victor appeared to intentionally quit the challenge right after Paulie was out.
Paul then fell after about 95 minutes, leaving only James and Nicole in the challenge.
Nicole told James that she would never put him or Natalie up on the chopping block, but James promised the same thing. Nicole was trying to make a deal because she badly wanted to receive a letter from her mother at home.
After saying she's a woman of her word, James dropped out of the challenge two hours and four minutes in and handed over the HoH reign to Nicole. James trusted her and hoped they'd continue to have each other's backs.
Nicole, however, wasn't sure if she was going to honor their deal since James and Nicole had been shady about potentially going after Corey.
Michelle was worried about Nicole being in charge of the house since she had been gunning after her for a while now. But Paul, on the other hand, felt great because he had been cozying up to Nicole for the past few days.
Nicole definitely wants Michelle to go home this week. Paul needed to stay close to Nicole since he had damaged his relationship with Michelle, James and Natalie.
While James fully trusted Nicole, Natalie worried the one competition James threw could be the one that sends her home.
Afterward, Paul and Victor told Nicole and Corey they'd work with them and keep them safe in case one of them received the final "America's Care Package" of the season. The group discussed targeting Michelle first but Nicole still feared Victor and Paul might jump ship the following week.
Corey talked with Nicole about how Natalie and James had sent many of their allies home, including Paulie, which left them in serious predicaments.
Corey and Nicole determined it might be smart to instead make a Final 4 with the best players in the house, Victor and Paul, so they wouldn't have to compete against them. Nicole said if she made Michelle her target, the two of them could probably continue playing the middle between two duos.
Nicole's reasoning was Victor and Paul could go at each other in competitions while she'd be able to honor her word to James and keep him and Natalie happy.
"America's Care Package" then dropped from the sky in the backyard, and it belonged to Corey. Corey received a jockstrap, sunglasses, candy canes -- because he loves Christmas -- and the "BB Bribe."
For the "BB Bribe," Corey was afforded the chance to offer one houseguest $5,000 in exchange for an action that will benefit his game. Whichever houseguest accepts the bribe must perform the action he or she has promised.
The bribe could be made publicly or in secret, and if no bribe was carried out, no one would be able to keep the money. The bribe expires at the next HoH competition.
Nicole advised Corey to wait until after nominations because they'd probably feel differently about the house once the Power of Veto rolls around.
Nicole then told Victor and Paul that she thought Michelle was the bigger threat because she's smart and strategic. Nicole therefore asked Paul if he'd be willing to go up on the chopping block as a pawn.
Paul was perfectly fine with the idea because it was a chance to show his loyalty to Nicole, proving she could trust him. Paul intended to act angry once Nicole revealed her nominations to fool Natalie and James. Paul, Victor, Nicole and Corey therefore made an official Final 4 alliance.
At the Nomination Ceremony, Nicole announced she had decided to nominate Michelle and Paul for eviction because they are both intelligent and have made it known she's their target. (Which was an act when it came to her relationship with Paul at this point).
Michelle felt okay about being on the block next to Paul because she considered him Public Enemy No. 1.
James just hoped he and Natalie wouldn't be backdoored later this week. Nicole thought her decision was a win-win since she could hide her alliance with Paul and simultaneously remain aligned with James and Natalie.
This marks Paul's fifth time on the chopping block, and he said the "vomiting, crying Super Fan" will be going home once he wins the Power of Veto.
Wells, a 31-year-old radio DJ and iHeartRadio host from Nashville, TN, was a little bit of an underdog on JoJo Fletcher's season of The Bachelorette, as he was the very last guy to kiss her when relationships were getting serious.
JoJo viewed Wells as quite the catch and a gentleman, a guy with a huge heart.
As Bachelor in Paradise previews show, Wells will date Ashley Iaconetti, which probably comes as a huge relief to fans considering we've watched her cry over Jared Haibon episode to episode.
But will Ashley actually fall for Wells or just continue to obsess over Jared afterwards? And will Wells be able to picture a future with Ashley or will her emotional outbursts scare him away? Let the drama unfold!
Below is a list of 9 facts Reality TV World has compiled about the personable Wells Adams:
- In 2008, Wells was a finalist for the A.I.R. (Achievement In Radio) Awards in the "Best New Talent" category.
- The bachelor is definitely adventurous. He went diving with great white sharks in South Africa and enjoyed a safari in Africa.
- Wells comes from a big family, as he has two brothers and two sisters.
- Wells hosted his first radio show in High School at KSPB Radio Stevenson in California.
- The bachelor graduated from The University of Mississippi in 2007 with a degree in Broadcast Journalism. He minored in English, PR with an emphasis in Blues Anthropology.
- The bachelor adores dogs. Not only does he have a black and tan bloodhound of his own named Carl, he also helps Nashville Humane Association find families for homeless dogs.
- The suitor loves to play guitar, hunt birds, cook, make artistic sandwiches, play sports, travel, and listen to music.
- He doesn't like pizza. (You heard me right).
- Wells' idea of a perfect first date includes really good tacos, a great live band, a walk around the city, and wine and cheese on his front porch as they listed to Otis Redding on his turn table.
Season 3 of Bachelor in Paradise premiered almost a month ago, and in that short period of time, there are already a handful of established couples as well as a few enemies.
Lace Morris and Grant Kemp are an item, Amanda Stanton and Josh Murray are smitten, Evan Bass and Carly Waddell are on the path to love, Nick Viall is opening up to Jennifer Saviano, and Caila Quinn is attempting to date Jared Haibon despite Ashley Iaconetti's determination to get in their way.
The cast experienced a huge shocker, however, when the strongest couple so far in Paradise -- Izzy Goodkind and Vinny Ventiera -- split out of nowhere after the handsome Brett Melnick arrived and caught Izzy's attention. No one saw it coming and Vinny left brokenhearted, while Izzy left with regrets.
Although Izzy and Vinny's break up shook the cast and made everyone second guess their relationships, Bachelor in Paradise's season happily concludes with three couples getting engaged.
Curious about what's in store for all of these couples? And what about Iaconetti and other single participants, like the twins Emily Ferguson and Haley Ferguson?
[Spoiler Warning: Please stop reading now if you want to be surprised by the ending of Bachelor in Paradise].
Unfortunately, Paradise also ends badly for the twins, Iaconetti, Haibon and Quinn, according to Reality Steve spoiler blogger Steve Carbone.
Emily has been shown hitting it off with Carl King while Haley is interested in Ryan Beckett, but the twins will allegedly leave Mexico without love connections.
Iaconetti blossoms a romance with Wells Adams -- who has yet to enter Paradise -- but her drama does enough damage to convince Quinn to leave. Haibon allegedly exits Paradise with Quinn in the hope of dating her in the real world, but Carbone says things didn't work out.
In the penultimate episode, Kemp gives Morris a rose, Viall offers Saviano a rose, Murray hands his rose to Stanton, Bass gives his rose to Waddell, and finally, Adams asks Iaconetti to stay with him in Mexico via rose.
Chris Harrison then allegedly tells the couples they must decide whether to call it quits or pursue a committed, serious relationship outside of the show (which Carbone says only filmed over the course of 18 days).
To help with the decision, each pair will be offered a sexy overnight date. At this point, Adams allegedly chooses to break it off with Iaconetti and they both leave the show before taking advantage of their overnight date.
Since filming wrapped, Iaconetti has expressed interest in Adams on social media, so the current state of their relationship is unclear.
The remaining four couples, however, enjoy that much needed time away from the cameras.
But Viall and Saviano split after their overnight date, according to Carbone, probably because they live on opposite sides of the country. Viall lives in Los Angeles, while Saviano currently resides in Florida.
The season allegedly concludes with three couples getting engaged: Morris and Kemp, Murray and Stanton, and Bass and Waddell.
The big surprise here is the outcome for Bass and Waddell since the cruise ship singer only determined she definitely has romantic feelings for Bass in the latest episode.
As social media suggests, Murray and Stanton are still together. The couple isn't doing a great job of keeping their relationship a secret, as they've been photographed shopping at Target together and attending a fair in Orange County with Stanton's two daughters and thousands of other people.
Kemp and Morris also appear to be doing great. A photo surfaced recently of the pair getting cozy poolside in Denver, CO.
The current status of Bass and Waddell's relationship is unknown because they've been much more discreet about their interactions on Twitter and Instagram post-filming.
However, Waddell recently shared a photo of herself in the same kitchen Bass has been photographed in, implying they are spending time with each other in their shared hometown of Nashville, TN.
Victor, a 25-year-old gym manager from Slidell, LA, was evicted from the Big Brother house via a 2-1 vote over fellow houseguest Corey Brooks, a 25-year-old baseball coach from Dallas, TX.
Victor and Corey had been nominated for eviction by houseguests Natalie Negrotti and Michelle Meyer, who had served as the week's co-Heads of Households.
Paul Abrahamian, Victor's closest ally, had originally been nominated alongside him, however Paul, a 23-year-old clothing designer from Tarzana, CA, won the week's subsequent Power of Veto competition allowing him to remove himself from the chopping block.
Michelle -- who had technically been the HoH to nominate Paul -- had then nominated Corey for eviction as a replacement nominee.
With only seven houseguests left in the house, only three houseguests had been eligible to vote in this week's elimination: Paul, James Huling and Nicole Franzel. Paul has been openly allied with Victor throughout the game with Corey similarly allied with Nicole, leaving the deciding eviction vote in James' hands.
But, despite allying themselves with Victor and Paul last week. James and Natalie decided to ally themselves with fellow showmance couple Corey and Nicole this week -- leaving Victor evicted via a 2-1 vote.
However, after he left the house, Big Brother host Julie Chen surprised Victor -- who had already been evicted from the house earlier this season but earned the right to return via the "BattleBack" twist -- with the news that he and the season's four other existing jury members would get to compete in the season's next HoH challenge and the last juror standing would get to return to the game.
In addition, if the final juror standing was also the HoH challenge's overall winner, they would not only get to return to the Big Brother house but also serve as the week's Head of Household.
As Julie noted, the season's latest twist meant that Victor would receive the chance to potentially get to compete in the Big Brother house for an unprecedented third time in the same season.
Juile then informed Big Brother's six remaining houseguests of the twist -- although several of them seemed to have already anticipated it.
Victor and fellow jurors Paulie Calafiore, Zakiyah Everette, Bridgette Dunning, and Da.Vonne Rogers then re-entered the Big Brother house and assembled for the challenge alongside Corey, James, Nicole, and Paul. (As the outgoing Heads of Household, Michelle and Natalie were not eligible to compete in the challenge.)
Dubbed "Welcome to Loch Ness," the endurance challenge required the four houseguests and five jurors to stand on a small platform holding onto a wall as the wall repeatedly angled forward and back and they were sprayed with water.
Big Brother's Thursday night broadcast then concluded with the challenge still ongoing.
[Spoiler Warning: To find out the HoH competition results, highlight the area below.]
Victor lasted about 48 minutes and was the final juror left in the challenge, earning him the right to return to the game yet again! Da'Vonne and Zakiyah were the first two contestants to exit the challenge, and were followed by Corey, Bridgette, and Paulie. Victor appeared to intentionally quit the challenge right after Paulie was out. Paul fell after about 95 minutes, leaving only James and Nicole in the challenge. James then appeared to intentionally drop and allow Nicole to win after about another half hour.
Hosted by Lance Bass, the reality series is the first of its kind to feature all gay men competing to win the heart of a handsome eligible bachelor -- interior designer, Robert Sepulveda Jr.
Finding Prince Charming will feature 13 charismatic suitors fighting for the attention and heart of Sepulveda.
Sepulveda was born on the island of Puerto Rico and now lives in Atlanta, GA, where he works at his interior design firm specializing in luxury residential and commercial spaces, according to the network.
Sepulveda also founded the Atlanta Rainbow Crosswalks, a historic LGBTQ civil art project with the mission of advancing awareness of diversity and equality through public art and community outreach.
Finding Prince Charming is being produced by Brian Graden Media and executive produced by Brian Graden, Dave Mace, Fred Birckhead, Nick Murray, Pamela Post and Stevenson Greene.
Below is the list of 13 men who will be competing on Finding Prince Charming and their Logo-supplied descriptions:
According to multiple sources, Jole has joined the Season 23 cast of Dancing with the Stars, Us Weekly reported.
If the sources are correct, 36-year-old Jole will be dancing in a physically-taxing competition only about a month after giving birth to her son Grayson on August 1.
Jole also has a 17-month-old daughter named Penelope with her husband Joe Gnoffo.
In addition to Jole, rumors have swirled the following individuals have also signed on for the next edition of Dancing with the Stars: Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte, The Bachelorette star JoJo Fletcher, Disney star Jake T. Austin, and talk show host and Kanye West's ex-girlfriend Amber Rose.
Nine of the 13 professional dancers who will be starring on DWTS have already been revealed, with Maksim Chmerkovskiy's return being the latest announcement.
The 13 celebrity contestants and remaining four pros will officially be announced August 30 on Good Morning America.
Dancing with the Stars is set to premiere Monday, September 12 at 8PM ET/PT on ABC.
"I'm very upset," Jon, 39, told Entertainment Tonight. "I love my children very much. I've always been there for them and I always will be. It's shocking."
Mady and Cara fired away at their estranged father during a recent interview with People, insisting it's his fault they don't have much of a relationship and they make their own decisions -- not their mother Kate Gosselin.
"He makes it seem like we're being kept from him, which is insane," Mady told the magazine. "He should maybe spend some time thinking about why we don't want to see him and maybe realize that if he ever does want a relationship with us, talking about us on TV is not the way to make that happen."
Mady added, "He doesn't even know us. How can he dare to talk about us?"
Cara was more reserved in sharing her thoughts about Jon but admitted she wouldn't even know what to say to her father at this point.
The girls were responding to an interview Jon conducted with ET earlier this month. He said ties with his 12-year-old sextuplets are strained and he's barely even speaking with Mady and Cara at all.
Jon revealed he hasn't seen all of his eight kids -- who live in Pennsylvania with Kate -- together in over three years, seemingly suggesting Kate was to blame for the estrangement.
"Madelyn and Cara just stopped coming [over my house], around 12-13 [years old]," Jon said. "I didn't question it. I was just like, 'Hey, do what you want, be with your friends' and then it just became they're not coming."
Jon and Kate divorced in December 2009 and the demise of their marriage was made public on Jon & Kate Plus 8. Jon has since insisted he hates reality TV and being in the spotlight, however, he starred on VH1's Couples Therapy in 2014 with his girlfriend at the time, Liz Jannetta.
Kate, 41, is currently filming Kate Plus 8 for TLC with her children.
Maksim is returning to Dancing with the Stars for its upcoming 23rd season. He confirmed his participation both on Twitter and during a Thursday announcement on Good Morning America.
"The last 12 years, everything that happened in my life had some sort of relationship to the show," Maksim said of Dancing with the Stars during his GMA appearance.
Maksim insisted he was done with Dancing with the Stars -- other than occasionally appearing as a guest judge -- once he finally won a mirrorball trophy with celebrity partner Meryl Davis in Season 18 back in Spring 2014.
But after a wonderful experience touring with his little brother Val Chmerkovskiy in their own show, Maksim said, "I just wanted this to continue, the feeling, the positivity, so much love out there."
He also told Us Weekly that he's feeling better than ever after the brothers' tour and therefore feels fit enough to enter the physically-taxing Dancing with the Stars competition.
"Getting back into shape allowed me to entertain this idea," Maksim told the magazine. "I am in the best shape of my life, so why not spend a few months with my brother and the cast members and have fun!"
Maksim also has no problem competing against his brother Val, who won Season 20 of Dancing with the Stars with celebrity partner Rumer Willis in Spring 2015.
"We've done that before for a bit of time. Rightfully so, I feel like he's become the star of the show, and that's not going to change. I'm just coming in to do my thing," Maksim sweetly explained on GMA.
"I'm just excited. The way it came together and the way I ended up on Dancing with the Stars as a pro this season is very different than any other season that I've done. I'm looking forward to that new way of being on the show."
Maksim's fiancee and fellow veteran DWTS pro, Peta Murgatroyd, is currently pregnant with their first child.
"She's doing amazing and getting bigger and the baby is kicking and it's phenomenal," Maksim gushed.
Before Maksim announced his official Dancing with the Stars return, eight of next season's 13 professional partners were revealed. The pros include Witney Carson and Gleb Savchenko.
The 13 celebrity contestants and remaining four pros will officially be announced August 30 on Good Morning America. Names of some of the celebrity contestants have already begun leaking out, such as The Bachelorette star JoJo Fletcher and Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte, reportedly.
Dancing with the Stars is set to premiere Monday, September 12 at 8PM ET/PT on ABC.
As determined last night, seven of AGT's Top 21 semifinalists -- which does not include Wild Card picks -- are Kadan Bart Rockett, a 10-year-old magician from Hollywood CA; Grace VanderWaal, a 12-year-old singer from Stuffern, NY; Brian Justin Crum, a 28-year-old singer from Los Angeles, CA; Edgar Family Band, a trio ages from 15-36 from Toluca Lake, CA; and Blake Vogt, a 27-year-old magician from Lebanon, IN.
Kadan, Grace, Brian, Edgar and Blake were revealed by host Nick Cannon to have finished as the Top 5 votegetters following Tuesday night's performance show, automatically earning them a spot in the next round of America's Got Talent's eleventh season.
Tuesday night's episode had featured the season's last group of 12 quarterfinalist acts performing for home viewer votes.
The fate of three acts in the competition was placed in the hands of America via the "Dunkin' Save" as well as judges Howie Mandel, Heidi Klum, Melanie "Mel B" Brown and Simon Cowell.
The three acts in jeopardy, who just barely missed the Top 5 based on Tuesday's votes, were
Malevo, a drumming and dancing act ages 17-42 from Buenos Aires, Argentina; Linkin' Bridge, an A cappella singing group ages 36-41 from Louisville, KY; and Ronee Martin, a 62-year-old singer from Columbia, VA.
America had a 30-minute window to tweet their votes for their favorite act, and home viewers ultimately voted to instantly save Malevo.
The announcement left Linkin' Bridge and Ronee Martin fighting for the final semifinalist spot, and the judges had to determine whom they'd like to see advance in the competition.
Mel B. voted to save Linkin' Bridge, and then Howie also voted for the "inspirational" Linkin' Bridge. Once Heidi voted for Ronee to sing again on America's Got Talent, Simon was put in a tough position.
Simon chose to advance Linkin' Bridge to the semifinals, so Ronee was eliminated.
The four ousted acts who had received the fewest number of home viewer votes were Alla and Daniel Novikov, a dancing act ages 32 and 8 respectively from Upland, CA; Vello Vaher, a 52-year-old contortionist from Tallinn, Estonia; Julia Scotti, a 63-year-old comedian from Fairview, NJ; and The Passing Zone, a knife-throwing act featuring a 49-year-old man from Hermosa Beach, CA.
Rumors have been swirling Biles signed on for Season 23 of Dancing with the Stars, but the 19-year-old Olympic gymnast has confirmed that's not the case.
"With the tour going on, the fall [season] will be very, very hard to attend, so I can't do that one," Biles told Extra, referring to the Kellogg's Tour of Gymnastics Champions, which hits 36 cities.
However, Biles -- who won five Olympic medals in Brazil -- is interested in the opportunity, and in fact, will leave the door open for a future Dancing with the Stars season.
"I'm hoping for the spring one if they would allow me to do that -- that would be awesome," Biles revealed.
Biles isn't a trained dancer, but if she eventually competes on Dancing with the Stars, she has faith in the pro partners.
"You just wait till they teach you, if I get selected," Biles noted.
Once Biles receives some well-deserved time off, she told Extra her plans are simply to "lay around the house and spend time with friends and family."
Biles' name wasn't the only one tossed around in recent days as potential Dancing with the Stars cast members.
There have been reports the following individuals will be on the show: The Bachelorette star JoJo Fletcher, Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte, Disney star Jake T. Austin, and talk show host and Kanye West's ex-girlfriend Amber Rose.
Nine of the 13 professional dancers who will be starring on the next season of Dancing with the Stars have already been revealed, with Maksim Chmerkovskiy's return being the latest announcement.
The 13 celebrity contestants and remaining four pros will officially be announced August 30 on Good Morning America.
Dancing with the Stars is set to return Monday, September 12 at 8PM ET/PT on ABC.
According to multiple sources, the Olympic gold-medal winning swimmer has joined the cast of Dancing with the Stars to rehab his reputation following the Rio de Janeiro scandal in which he was caught lying about being robbed at gunpoint, Us Weekly reported.
"Doing DWTS will be great for Ryan's image!" an insider told Us of the 32-year-old. "He will be able to show America that he's a good guy who made a mistake. He's still an Olympic champion! He will be great on the show."
As previously reported, Lochte and fellow U.S. swimmers Jimmy Feigen, Jack Conger and Gunnar Bentz told authorities and the press their taxi was pulled over by thieves with fake police badges and they were robbed at gunpoint after they left a late-night party in Rio. Lochte said a gun was put directly to his forehead, but following a police investigation, no evidence that the incident actually happened was discovered.
In light of the missing proof, Lochte had a chance to come clean in a recent interview with Matt Lauer, but he chose to stick to his compelling story instead.
Law enforcement eventually reviewed surveillance footage at a gas station and found that the swimmers' taxi had stopped at the station and athletes had actually vandalized a station bathroom. Afterward, a security guard had drawn his gun when the swimmers attempted to leave without making any payment for the damages.
Lochte confessed earlier this week he had "overexaggerated" the story and repeatedly apologized.
"If I had never done that, we wouldn't be in this mess," Lochte admitted, adding that he was "intoxicated" at the time, although he said he was not trying to make that his excuse.
The "mess" Lochte is referring to is public outrage and disappointment in the Olympic swimmers. Lochte also lost all his endorsement deals, including Ralph Lauren and Speedo. Forbes reportedly estimates Lochte's mistake in Rio could cost him up to $10 million.
The CEO of the U.S. Olympics Committee, Scott Blackmun, told the Associated Press more disciplinary action could be taken against Lochte, Feigen, Conger and Bentz.
Eight of the 13 professional dancers who will be starring on the next season of Dancing with the Stars have already been revealed.
In addition to Lochte, The Bachelorette star JoJo Fletcher and Disney star Jake T. Austin are also likely to be part of the season's celebrity cast, according to previous reports.
The 13 celebrity contestants and remaining five pros will officially be announced August 30 on Good Morning America.
Dancing with the Stars is set to return Monday, September 12 at 8PM ET/PT on ABC.
The Big Brother episode began on Day 66 after the Nomination Ceremony in which the main Head of Household, Natalie Negrotti, nominated Victor Arroyo for eviction and Michelle put Paul up on the chopping block.
Natalie wanted Paul out, so Victor warned Paul he was the girls' pawn. The only reason Victor was on the block was because he was associated with Paul as his closest ally. Paul couldn't believe the betrayals and wondered why people were going after him instead of Victor.
Paul addressed the girls and asked them to explain why they thought he had lied to their faces. After explaining he wanted Bridgette Dunning gone, Paul told Natalie that Paulie Calafiore had insisted on taking James Huling and Victor out next before he was evicted.
Paul said he sat there expressionless while listening to Paulie's strategy and had no real intention of ever going after James. Paul noted the plan was all Paulie's idea and that Corey and Nicole Franzel were just looking to stir up trouble in order to keep the heat off themselves.
Paul was convinced it was either Nicole or Corey who warned Natalie that James was his next target. Frustrated and worked up, Paul announced, "Everyone sucks at this game."
Natalie started to cry and question whether she had made a mistake because, up until this point, Victor and Paul were very loyal allies.
While Natalie was feeling sorry for herself and guilty, Michelle said in the Diary Room that Paul's power of persuasion is exactly why he still needs to be the next person to go from the house. Paul remained Michelle's No. 1 target, which was really good gameplay.
Victor then stood up for his best friend and said Nicole and Corey were making things up. Natalie hoped the other showmance in the house hadn't manipulated her into making the wrong nomination selections for her game.
Victor suggested to Natalie they backdoor Corey once either himself or Paul wins the PoV and takes himself off the block.
Natalie was buying the plan, but James wasn't. James felt good about their spot in the Final 4 with Nicole and Corey and, while he respected Natalie's opinions, he wanted to convince her to keep Paul as their target.
Nicole and Paul then got into a little heated argument. Nicole called Paul a "manipulator" and a liar, but be accused her of not being able to back up her claims. Paul also reminded the houseguests that Nicole was the real master manipulator, as she had never been nominated for eviction.
Paul announced flat out that Nicole had played a better game than him.
Before the Power of Veto competition commenced, the houseguests had to listen to "BB Storm Watch" updates throughout the day and night. Each statement was about a previously-evicted houseguest and the players had to figure out what each clue meant. Memorization was also key.
When it became time to pick the PoV players -- besides the HoH Natalie, the co-HoH Michelle, and the two nominees Paul and Victor -- Paul was able to select a person and he picked James. Michelle was then able to choose a houseguest to play and she chose Corey.
At this point, Natalie realized Paul was being "a dictator" and he was really starting to annoy her. Natalie determined her initial instincts were right and Paul needed to go -- more than ever.
For the PoV competition, each player had to read off a TelePrompTer supplying weather updates as they were pelted with rain and wind. The evicted houseguests had storms named after them and the players had to determine which description best fit each person.
In the end, Paul won the Power of Veto. Nicole knew Michelle had it out for her, so she worried about being Paul's replacement nominee.
Victor hoped Corey would be going up on the block because he had a better chance to stay in the house with him by his side. James knew Michelle wanted Nicole gone because she was "underestimated" and had pissed her off before.
Michelle also pointed out that the people who typically win Big Brother are not those who win competitions constantly, but rather those scheming in the background.
At the PoV Meeting, Paul decided to use the power on himself and take himself off the chopping block. Despite all the talk about Nicole, Michelle nominated Corey in Paul's place because he's a strategic threat.
Corey therefore turned into Michelle's target, and Victor certainly wasn't going to "lay down and die."
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