When we looked into where The Bachelor couples are now, we were surprised to see so many authors from the bunch (including new mom of two Jen Schefft!). And while some of the past contestants from the Bachelor franchise have gone the expected route — writing about their personal experiences on the show — others penned books from surprising genres. There's something for everyone here, from a historical novel to children's fiction to a date-night cookbook. And stay tuned for another bachelor book on the horizon. The very first bachelorette and one of the few success stories, Trista Sutter, signed on to write a book called Happily Ever After: The Life Changing Power of a Grateful Heart. The book about love, family, and happiness will be released next year, as she and her hubby, Ryan Sutter — who she picked on her season of the show — celebrate their 10-year wedding anniversary. Check out some of the other books by former bachelors and bachelorettes now!
Rhythmic gymnastics, stiff competition, revealing leotards, emotional outbursts, and romantic competitors . . . no, we're not talking about the Summer Olympics, but last night's episode of Bachelor Pad. With flashbacks to last season's synchronized swimming contest, we watched the boys of the Bachelor and Bachelorette spinoff bare almost all in some tight Olympic-inspired costumes during a surprisingly impressive ribbon dance performance. They even made quite the impression with the judging panel that included Olympic gymnast Tasha Schwikert and Bachelorette couple Ashley Hebert and J.P. Rosenbaum. Watch the fellas put the ladies to shame — the girls' showing was a flailing, giggle-filled mess — now!
The Bachelorette came to an end this week, and you know what that means: Bachelor Pad is back tonight! We've got quite a few former Bachelor and Bachelorette favorites returning, and even a couple Bachelor Pad veterans coming back for a second helping, like Michael Stagliano and Erica Rose. The best part, of course, isn't the people we like — it's the contestants who are there to stir the pot, like Kalon McMahon, who was recently booted by Emily Maynard for referring to her daughter as "baggage." Oh, the potential drama! Check out all the contestants, including the six "super fans" joining the cast!
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After being booted off The Bachelorette in last night's episode, Chris Bukowski is confirmed as the final Bachelor Pad 3 contestant. Get ready for a heaping helping of drama, hookups, and roses when Bachelor Pad returns for its third season on July 23.
This season's contestants include the standard Bachelor and Bachelorette rejects — some more entertaining than others — but there is a new twist this go-around, as there will also be five "superfans" (including twin sisters who count as one — yeah, I don't get it either) competing for $250,000, with a possible side of romance. But let's be honest, what we are really excited for is the crazy, which is Bachelor Pad's claim to fame. Even Chris proved in his final moments on Emily's season that he had enough edge for the spin-off with his closing statement: "I'm 10 times the man of all those f*cking dudes that are still there right now." And what better way to see what we can expect from this group of rose rejects than to review their best and worst moments on TV? So check out this season's standout contestants and their most dramatic moments from the Bachelor franchise now!
Bachelor Pad's Michael Stagliano on His DWTS Date, Ideal Girlfriend, and How Bret Michaels Is a Hugger
Bachelor Pad 2 recently ended, and the unlikely winners of The Bachelor spinoff were Michael Stagliano and his ex-fiancé Holly Durst, who announced her engagement to fellow contestant Blake Julian during the finale, shocking her devastated partner Michael.
We got a chance to talk with Michael, who braved both Jillian Harris's Bachelorette season and an extremely emotional Bachelor Pad season and has lived to tell the tale. The true star of the show (in our opinion), Michael has the looks, the moves, the humor, and most importantly, has proved he's a genuinely sweet and caring guy. Check out his responses to our Facebook fans' questions and find out who he has a hot date with tomorrow night!
TrèsSugar: If Holly had to be with any other guy in the house, who would you have chosen for her?
Michael Stagliano: Probably Kirk. I frickin' love Kirk, and I think they would have made a good match. He just knows how to treat a woman. I think he's very kind and patient and gentle with women and is very respectful of their feelings.
TS: If Holly hadn't been there, was there anyone in the house you would have had a crush on?
MS: Probably Michelle, so Graham would have had to not be there, too. She's just so ridiculously beautiful inside and outside. She's just so caring and kind and patient, and I just love her to death.
TS: What does Bret Michaels smell like?
MS: I don't remember a specific smell. He's a great hugger though. In that date, which is an hour, I probably hugged him 7 times. He's so cool and so outgoing and loves hugs, and I love hugs.
TS: Are you single?
MS: I am single. I'm very single.
TS: There are rumors about you and Dancing With the Stars's Chelsie Hightower . . .
MS: As a pseudo date, we are going out to dinner on Thursday. But we're not dating, we've just been texting a lot, and she's just super cool, and sooooo good looking it's hard to breathe around her. But we're not official or anything yet at all. We're just going to hang out, cuz she's cool . . . and I have a giant crush on her.
TS: If you could do it all over again would you get as honest as you were with Holly about your feelings with the cameras rolling?
MS: I really like love, I love love. So falling in love again was great. It ended up turning into some heartache. The three months in between when I broke up with Holly and when the show started I was super closed off to love, and it was awful, and I didn't want to date at all. After the show, and the way it ended, I was ready to date immediately. So if anything, I'm really thankful for the fact that it happened.
We knew that Michael Stagliano's partner and ex-fiancée, Holly Durst, is engaged to fellow Bachelor Pad contestant Blake Julian, but last night we got to see the proposal video along with all the other contestants and a studio audience. The only person who wasn't in the know? Michael, who was behind the stage and kept completely in the dark until being told with a camera in his face. Stay classy, Holly and Blake.
Watch the video of the proposal above, featuring Blake donning his signature Cheshire Cat grin and '80s-party-ready v-neck/plaid blazer combo as he and Holly enjoy a romantic, totally-not-staged date in a meadow on the top of a hill at sunset, with just the two of them — and an ABC camera crew.
And see how some of the pad's castoffs reacted to the proposal.
Our thoughts exactly. Now watch poor Michael get blindsided by a smirky-faced Blake and his ex-fiancée Holly's engagement news.
Tonight started off with four couples and ended with one. The last eight contestants of Bachelor Pad — Kirk and Ella, Michelle and Graham, Kasey and Vienna, and Michael and Holly — went to Vegas and competed in a Cirque du Soleil competition, in which the last-place couple were immediately kicked off. Then the winning couple chose which twosome would join them in the finale, when all the contestants returned to vote on the final pair to win the $250,000.
Tonight the crazy comes to a close, as the last roses of Bachelor Pad 2 will be handed out during the finale. But before we shed a tear and move on to The Bachelor, let's look back at some of the most awkward, gag-inducing, and saliva-filled moments of the season. Read about all the catfights, love triangles, and desperate antics of the pad's contestants now!
In the most dramatic Bachelor Pad love triangle twist ever, Holly Durst and Blake Julian are engaged, reports People. Holly has quite the track record with former Bachelor and Bachelorette contestants, and she was even engaged to fellow Bachelor Pad housemate Michael Stagliano until it ended just months before the new season aired. Although Michael was the final one to break off the engagement, he's been trying to win Holly back the entire show, and he seems genuinely in love with her.
But it looks like the dentist got the final rose. Are you surprised Holly chose Blake over her ex-fiancé Michael? Or did you see this one coming?
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No one was getting any last night on Bachelor Pad 2. Kasey got angry with girlfriend Vienna for not "following through" with sex, and Erica, the princess, became increasingly pushy when her new partner Blake refused to use the fantasy suite during their one-on-one date. On that date, Erica makes it very clear she wants to take advantage of their "options." She tells the camera she "let Blake know I'd be frustrated if he doesn't have sex with me," and then continues to put the pressure on thick. Blake is clearly not into the idea, and points out that if Erica were a man, her actions would come off as pretty offensive. Blake tried to reason with Erica, saying, "If the role was reversed, and I'm sitting here just assuming you were going to stay and . . . telling the guys that I brought a bunch of condoms or whatever, and you weren't comfortable with that, it would be really, really weird if I was so persistent." Don't worry, Blake. It comes off as really, really weird anyway. Watch the clip below.