The Bachelorette

Why Rachel Lindsay Was Able to Announce She’s Engaged Before The Bachelorette Even Started?

The season just started but we already know how Rachel Lindsay‘s journey ends.

For the first time in the franchise’s history, The Bachelorette star was able to announce she’s engaged before her season officially premiered. While viewers will have to wait to find out whose proposal Rachel accepts in the season finale, it’s still surprising to already know how the ABC reality hit will ultimately end with the 32-year-old attorney getting her happily ever after.

“We keep saying this is a season of firsts and I am so excited to be engaged and so happy, I don’t think I could hide it,” Rachel explained to E! NewsZuri Hall on Tuesday of announcing her engagement so early. “So they’re like, ‘Rachel, just say it!'”

And for Rachel, it’s been “very liberating to be able to say, ‘Hey, I’m engaged and just watch and follow along,'” as opposed to each lead before her, who was not allowed to say if they were engaged,…

Yes, One of Rachel Lindsay’s ‘Bachelorette’ Contestants Is a Professional ‘Whaboom’

Excuse Us? Lucas, one of the 31 men vying for Rachel Lindsay’s heart on the upcoming 13th season of The Bachelorette, is a professional “Whaboom” — and, yes, we are so confused.

Though it remains unclear what a “Whaboom” does for a living, show host Chris Harrison offered a little bit of insight about the 30-year-old Final Rose hopeful and his fascinating occupation during a recent interview with E! News.

“It’s one of those words that can be like — it’s an essence, it’s a lifestyle, it’s an occupation but it’s also a verb,” the TV personality, 45, told the outlet on Thursday, May 18. “You can Whaboom and you can be Whaboom.”

According to Harrison, Lucas could sometimes be way-too-Whaboom while competing on the hit ABC dating show. [Lucas] is one of those guys … you either want to murder him, or you really like him. I…

The Diversity Of Rachel’s ‘Bachelorette’ Cast Is Unlike Anything I’ve Seen On The Show Before

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Going against the Bachelor Nation grain, Chris Harrison announced the contestants for Season 13’s The Bachelorette during a Facebook Live stream on Wednesday, giving fans a taste of what to expect this go-round. From the gentlemen being a little older and more accomplished than past contestants, to rattling off need-to-know deets about this season’s “Tickle Monster” (oh, it’s a real thing apparently), it’s pretty clear that Season 13 is going to be one to watch. However, most importantly, the diversity of Rachel’s Bachelorette cast is unlike anything I’ve seen on the show before.

Amongst all of the attorneys, business owners, actors, and models, about half of the contestants are men of color, and they all seem to be winners to me. Like, each one of them would totally get my number if they tried. And unlike previous seasons where you’re lucky if you get one or two good black men on the show, our beloved Rachel has plenty to choose from.

Out of those 14 suitors of color, 11 of them are black men — including an emotional pro-wrestler named Kenny, and a 27-year-old executive assistant named Fred who has been crushing on Rachel since he was a kid. All accomplished in their own right, fine as all get out, and actively seeking the hand of a beautiful and intelligent black woman on national television. Get those #blacklove Twitter fingers ready, because it seriously does not get much better…

‘The Bachelor’ and ‘Dancing With the Stars’ Get Spinoffs at ABC

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ABC is capitalizing off of two of their biggest franchises, ordering two spinoff series for both “The Bachelor” and “Dancing With the Stars,” Variety has learned.

The network has greenlit a sports-themed “Bachelor” spinoff and a kids version of “Dancing With the Stars.”

The Bachelor Winter Games” will feature former participants from past seasons of “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette” from arch rivals to villains. Described by ABC as “an ode to the Winter Olympic Games” that will “take competitive dating to a chilling new level,” the spinoff will reunite the all-stars at a luxurious winter resort where they will go head-to-head in winter-themed athletic challenges, including the toughest sport of all – love.

“Bachelor” creator Mike Fleiss will serve as executive producer, along with Martin Hilton. Next Entertainment and Warner Horizon Unscripted Television…