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03/21/2014

New 'Bachelor' Spin-off CONFIRMED! 'Bachelor in Paradise' Begins this Summer!

There's a new member of the "Bachelor" franchise!  It's called "Bachelor in Paradise" and it's confirmed by ABC to be starting this summer!  

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Entertainment Weekly exclusively reported today that the new show will last six episodes and feature a rose ceremony!  

It will reportedly take place on an isolated island location and will bring back many favorite "Bachelor" and "Bachelorette" contestants.  

This is sure to be a welcome replacement for fans of "Bachelor Pad" which did not get renewed for last summer.  

It seems that this new show will feature more on love connections and hookups than game playing, although I wouldn't rule anything out at this point.  

Chris Harrison announced the other day that there would be a big announcement and this is big!  He, of course, is returning as the host.  

The premiere date and location of the show have not yet been revealed.

 

Hugs, Kisses, & Roses,

Jennifer Matarese

08/22/2013

Gia Allemand's Funeral Held in New York City

Family and friends gathered this morning to say goodbye to former "The Bachelor" and "Bachelor Pad" star Gia Allemand.

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Her funeral was held at 11 a.m. at Trinity Grace Church in Chelsea.  Some 150 people attended the services.  Her boyfriend, NBA player Ryan Anderson, and her mother were seen embracing and crying together at the church.  Gia's father, who was said to be heartbroken, was also in attendance.

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08/14/2013

Bachelor Nation Mourns Loss of Gia Allemand

Bachelor Nation is mourning the loss of "Bachelor" and "Bachelor Pad" star Gia Allemand.  Gia died today at University Hospital in New Orleans.  

Her publicist released a statement: 

Television personality and Model/Actress Gia Marie Allemand (29) passed away today at University Hospital, New Orleans.

While in her residency in New Orleans on Monday night, Ms. Allemand was found by her boyfriend, NBA Basketball Player Ryan Anderson, following an apparent suicide attempt.

Mr. Anderson contacted 911 and emergency medical crews were immediately dispatched to the scene. Tuesday, Ms. Allemand remained in the hospital unconscious in critical condition and on life support.

Due to a critical loss of brain and organ function, life support was withdrawn today. Ms. Allemand passed away peacefully with her mother, boyfriend, and other life-long friends by her side. As a practicing Christian, Gia did receive the sacrament of last rites.

Loved ones and fans will remember Gia Allemand as a caring woman who loved her family and was well-known for her compassion towards animals and mission to rescue homeless pets.

Funeral arrangements will be forthcoming in another official statement once available. On behalf of the family, we sincerely ask for privacy at this time.

 

Also, "The Bachelor" franchise creator/executive producer Mike Fleiss released a statement saying: “The entire Bachelor family is tremendously saddened by the tragic passing of our friend, Gia. She was truly a sweet and generous soul. This is a devastating loss for anyone who ever knew her.”  

 

Several past "Bachelor" and "Bachelorette" contestants have released statements, including Jake Pavelka, the Season 14 "Bachelor" that Gia competed for.

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Jake Pavelka ‏@jakepavelka1: I had to pull over, I can't stop crying. We have lost an angel.

He later added: "I am in complete shock and devastated to hear the news about Gia. She was one of the sweetest people I have ever known." and he continued, "And a very dear friend. My heart goes out to her family during this very difficult time. We have lost angel today. I miss you Gia...".

 

Several others also Tweeted just minutes apart:

 

Melissa Rycroft ‏@MelissaRycroft: Life can be so surreal sometimes....

 

Ali Fedotowsky ‏@AliFedotowsky: We lost an incredible human being today. @giaallemand http://instagram.com/p/dAWjjkjP9n/ 

 

Chris Harrison ‏@chrisbharrison: It's with heavy hearts that we say goodbye to our good friend Gia Allemand. She will be loved and missed by all who knew her.

 

Michelle Money ‏@MoneyMichelle: Two years ago today my amazing father passed away. Today another angel is joining him in heaven. Such a sad sad day. #HeartBroken

 

William Holman ‏@WilliamFHolman:  :( lucky enough I got to hold you Gia pic.twitter.com/5XrDcqkexe

 

Nick Peterson ‏@NickPetersonTV: Crushed to hear the devastating news of @GiaAllemand's passing. Had the opportunity to spend time with her and I know she's in heaven.

 

Erica Helaine Rose ‏@EricaTheRose: I'm in shock and disbelief to hear the news about @GiaAllemand padding. She is truly an angel and will be forever missed by #bachelornation

 

Jillian Harris ‏@jillianharris: I am just hearing this horrific news. I am in disbelief. My heart is breaking for my #BachelorNation family. I'm so sorry my little family

 

Justin Rego ‏@JustinRatedR: I honestly dont know what to say right now.. giaallemand you will be missed and remembered by family,… http://instagram.com/p/dAVRpJTRbu/ 

 

Trista Sutter ‏@tristasutter#BachelorNation please join me in sending thoughts & prayers 2 @GiaAllemand 's family & all those who were blessed 2 know her. #angeltoosoon

 

Desiree Hartsock ‏@DesHartsock: So incredibly sad to hear the news. Love and prayers go out to Gia's family and friends.

 

wes hayden ‏@wesleyhayden: I will miss you Gia, you were an awesome woman and I thank God I got to be part of your life if only… http://instagram.com/p/dAU3tuPWlj/ 

 

Trista Sutter ‏@tristasutter: "@peoplemag: The Bachelor's @GiaAllemand has died. http://ow.ly/nVVZW  " Heartbroken. We will miss you beautiful girl.

 

Jessie Sulidis ‏@jessiesulidis#ripgiaallemand giaallemand ! You will be missed! I will always remember how much crazy fun we would… http://instagram.com/p/dAUmgChb8y/ 

 

Sean Lowe ‏@SeanLowe09: My prayers go out to @GiaAllemand 's family during this time. Life on earth is but a vapor and she's with our Lord now.

 

Gia was also very involved with several charities over the years and most notably with Alex's Lemonade Stand.  She was in attendance at the event in New York City (She's a Howard Beach, Queens native) to raise money for pediatric cancer and click here to see an interview with her from 2010: http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/video?id=7637488.

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My thoughts and condolences go out to Gia's family and her boyfriend, New Orleans Pelicans player Ryan Anderson, who were said to be at her side when she passed.

08/13/2013

Gia Allemand in Critical Condition!

What a shock!  Gia Allemand of "The Bachelor" and "The Bachelor Pad" is reportedly hospitalized in critical condition!  

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The Huffington Post reports that she was taken to the hospital in New Orleans following a "serious emegency medical event".  She's dating NBA Pelicans player Ryan Anderson and he along with Gia's mother are by her side.  Let's hope she recovers from whatever happened! 

 

Hugs, Kisses, & Roses,

Jennifer Matarese

09/12/2012

Full Transcript of Interview with 'Bachelor Pad' Winner Nick Peterson

Here is the full transcript of the interview with Nick Peterson, the big winner of "Bachelor Pad" 3!

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Question:         So, Nick, what's the status of your relationship with Rachel now?  Did you guys end up talking things out and becoming friends again or do you kind of have no intention to fix things?

 

Nick Peterson: No.  I – we haven't talked at all.  And would I like to?  Yes, absolutely.  But I figured I'd let it settle down a little bit for a while because I know especially, you know, with the finale airing last night that she's going to be bombarded with a lot of questions.

 

            She's going to stand up for herself, I'm sure, you know, and I would assume she's, you know, not going to say some nice things about me.

 

            So I'm going to let it settle down for a little while and then – and then hopefully maybe we can patch things up.

 

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09/11/2012

New Interview with 'Bachelor Pad' Winner Nick Peterson

Fresh off of his big "Bachelor Pad" win, Nick Peterson took some time to talk about his strategy, why he decided to keep the money for himself and what he plans to do with the $250k now that he has it.

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Nick said that he and Rachel have yet to talk about what happened the night of the finale and that he thinks he needs to “let it settle down a bit” since the finale just aired.  He said he knows that she is really angry with him, but that he would like to patch things up with her in the future.

 

He said, “Was it tough sitting next to her crying, yes, but then after seeing what she said, I didn’t feel that bad.”  Nick is referring to two of the episodes that aired once they became partners.  He said that he saw that Rachel didn’t want to be his partner and several times jeopardized their time there by saying she wanted to go home and secretly calling Michael.

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09/10/2012

Deceit Wins Over Loyalty on 'Bachelor Pad' Finale

This shocking, most disturbing “Bachelor Pad” finale ever, was that and even more.  Let’s recap on how Rachel really got the short end of the stick this season in basically every way.

 

 

It came down to Nick and Rachel and then Chris and Sarah in the finals.  They brought back all of the contestants to rehash everything that happened on the show this season in a “tell all” kind of format.

 

 

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Michael was in the hot seat first and he said that what Erica said when he was eliminated by her was uncalled for.  Erica says that she stands behind what she said.  He added that he and Rachel had a great time but it just didn’t “you know”.  He said he thought things were amicable, and Jaclyn said that she is still very hurt.  He didn’t think there was enough there for a long term relationship.  Michael said that Rachel was falling in love with him and he just wasn’t with her.  The consensus among the other women in the house is that he pretty much led Rachel on.  We’ll hear from Rachel on this topic later.

 

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09/07/2012

Full Transcript of Interview with Chris Harrison

Here is the full transcript of the interview with Chris Harrison about "Bachelor Pad", the upcoming season of "The Bachelor", and even some details on how Emily and Jef from "The Bachelorette" are doing.

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Jennifer Matarese:       So at the end of Monday's episode, you said that something in the finale was disturbing, and I was wondering if you could elaborate at all on that. 

 

Chris Harrison:            Not too much without the kind of giving away what's the serving.  But yes, it's a little different.  And it's funny that I've heard several times that that is the worst.  It kind of resonated with fans.  And the people on Twitter and everything, they're like, “Oh my gosh, he said dramatic before, but he'd never said the word disturbing.”  So it's funny how kind of something has caught everyone's attention. 

 

            But it is a – it's very different.  And we're trying to think like, “OK, how do we say this is very different than just the garden variety drama that we bring, you know, every season and every week, year in and year out?”  And it's a very different event that happens in particular that we've never seen before, so that was the – we had to bring something new to the game. 

 

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09/06/2012

Chris Harrison Dishes on the 'Bachelor Pad' Finale and the Upcoming 'Bachelor'

Chris Harrison, the Rosemaster himself, acknowledged that in the promo for this coming week’s “Bachelor Pad” finale, calling it “disturbing” really resonated with the fans.  He said that he couldn’t really elaborate much more on what he meant when he said that because it would give it away, but that “it’s different than the garden variety drama” that the show is known for each week and each year and it’s something we’ve never seen before.  Sounds juicy!

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Also, I know there has been A LOT of speculation as to who the next “Bachelor” is going to be and he said that the decision has still not been made although the field has been narrowed down considerably.  Whenever he mentioned Roberto, he would always say “was” being considered and I asked him about that but he seemed to mean that he was being considered and not that it was past tense.  I don’t know if I totally buy that.  I think we are looking at Sean Lowe, Ryan Lochte (I hope not!) and possibly someone new!  Harrison said that they are always going through the applications of guys wanting to be the next “Bachelor” and the possibility that it is someone we haven’t seen before does remain!  That would be exciting.

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09/03/2012

The Final Four Couples Turn into the Final Four Contestants on 'Bachelor Pad'

We’re down to the final four and things are going to get wild and intense.  The housemates can now practically feel their wallets getting fatter with the $250k.  Nick and Rachel feel like they could be next on the chopping block because they are not “romantic” partners and everyone else is.

 

Chris Harrison announces that the winner of the competition will have a lot of power in their hands, but he doesn’t completely explain what that means.  He does say that they all need to pack and that one couple will be leaving once the competition is over.  The very astute Chris says that he thinks it means the winner will get to choose who goes home.  I’m guessing he’s right.

 

 

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The competition is called “Hanging by a Thread”.  One person has to sit up on a platform and hang on to a bar while the other team member answers “Bachelor” trivia.  Wrong answers means that the ropes holding the platform up start to disappear.  The couple who wins does select who will have to leave.

 

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