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Those who read The Bachelorette spoilers likely weren’t surprised to learn that Rachel Lindsay’s journey isn’t a two-person race just yet.
On part two of a two-night Bachelorette event Tuesday, this new contender emerged to challenge Bryan and Peter for Rachel’s heart.
Eric Bigger (pictured) opened up to Rachel on a one-on-one date in a way that separated himself from many of the remaining contestants.
Of whom there are SIX fewer now. Yes, she cut six in a single episode, as predicted by Bachelorette spoilers and very likely a record.
First, and foremost, Lee got the boot. Thank goodness.
The fact that Lee Garrett is racist (or sure acting like it) took place at the outset of the second half of this heavily-teased two-part event.
Lee’s feud with Kenny “‘Pretty Boy Pitbull” King, a black wrestler from Las Vegas who he called “aggressive,” reached a boiling point.
Things grew so bad that Chris Harrison seemingly tried to downplay any racial tensions, attributing the conflict to “jealousy” and “ego.”
Ultimately, after hearing from both of the men, Lindsay ultimately sided with King and eliminated Garrett during their two-on-one date.
She simply couldn’t trust the latter, she said.
King, however, was not long for this journey either. The single father and Lindsay ultimately agreed that it was best to part ways.
The wrestler is a single father, after all, and was clearly having issues with being apart from his little girl for the duration of this.
Not seeing a future with him to the extent that she’s forming a connection with some of the other guys, Rachel suggested he go.
It was a good decision for the right reasons.
Crazily, the episode saw three additional guys sent packing, including Will Gaskins after a one-on-one date that featured zero chemistry.
Maybe even negative chemistry if that’s possible.
Also a decision it’s hard to blame Rachel for. Meanwhile, Anthony Battle and Josiah Graham were eliminated during the rose ceremony.
Eric Bigger, who had previously complained about Battle being the only black man to get a one-on-one (he later got his own), commented:
“Two more black guys sent home by Rachel.”
In total, four African-American men left the show on Tuesday, which of course is something that Lindsay will be scrutinized for heavily.
“It’s such a struggle,” she said of the goodbyes.
Alex Bordyukov joined Lee, Kenny, Will, Anthony and Josiah in punching his ticket home during the episode’s second rose ceremony.
After last night, only six men remain. Wow.
Eric Bigger is the sole black contestant among them, though he did establish himself as a bona fide threat to win the final rose Tuesday.
Admitting he had never fallen in love before because he doesn’t know what love is, but he knows what he feels with her is so right?
About the sweetest thing you’ll ever see.
As for the inevitable conversations about interracial relationships, Rachel says she’ll have them once she sees a future with a contestant.
Bryan Abasolo, who is Colombian, for what that’s worth, had one such talk this week. “Do you think your family will accept me?” she asked.
He replied that his family is very open and that any person who loves Bryan would be loved unconditionally and 100 percent in return.
Meanwhile, The Bachelorette continues to be overshadowed somewhat by the Bachelor in Paradise scandal playing out in the media.
That matter also involves a racial controversy.
DeMario Jackson speaking out for the first time this week, implied that as a black man, he felt he could be a target for false accusations.
He didn’t blatantly point fingers regarding the fallout from his hookup with Corinne Olympios, but the implication was clear nonetheless.
Gaskins went a step further this week.
“It wasn’t until [a black man] got into the mix that this was deemed as no longer acceptable,” he said of the shenanigans in Paradise.
Ariana Grande was shocked to the core just a few weeks ago when terrorist, Salmen Abedi detonated a suicide bomb during the Manchester stop of her Dangerous Woman World Tour.
That bomb left 22 people dead and as much as 59 injured, but Ariana opted not to let the terrorists win by returning to the city earlier this month with a benefit concert titled One Love Manchester.
Now, it has emerged that Manchester is looking to recognize those who have made significant contributions to the city. Ariana is the first individual to be given such title.
Council leader Sir Richard Leese told the BBC: “This seems a fitting moment to update the way we recognize those who make noteworthy contributions to the life and success of our city.”
“We’ve all had cause to be incredibly proud of Manchester and the resilient and compassionate way in which the city, and all those associated with it, have responded to the terrible events of 22 May – with love and courage rather than hatred and fear.”
After initially fleeing the country to return home to be with her family, Ariana released a statement saying she would be making her way back to Manchester for a benefit concert.
“My heart, prayers and deepest condolences or with the victims of the Manchester Attack and their loved ones,” Grande writes to open her new message, adding: “There is nothing I or anyone can do to take away the pain you are feeling or to make this better.
“However, I extend my hand and heart and everything I possibly can give to you and yours, should you want or need my help in any way.”
Have a look at the full statement below.
Grande stuck to her word and arranged a concert in a matter of days that included stars such as Miley Cyrus, Justin Bieber, and Katy Perry. In turn, she helped raise a lot of money for the victims of the attack.
If anything, the whole incident proved that Ariana is a brave young woman who fights for what she believes in.
Ariana has since resumed her world tour, but got a bee tattoo in honor of the city of Manchester.
If anyone deserves to be made an honorary citizen, it’s Ariana.
What do you think about all of this? Sound off below!
It seems that despite the many obvious examples that indicate otherwise, just about every young reality TV star assumes they’ll be famous forever.
Some are smart and invest their money, knowing that the reality audiences are a fickle lot and the gravy train won’t keep running til the end of time.
But most are far more delusional, mistakenly believing that the public’s fascination will remain constant.
Farrah Abraham is an extremely rare case, in that she seems to have adopted both strategies.
Farrah owns several frozen yogurt stands, and she’s engaged in several … less family-friendly business ventures, as well.
We’re talking, of course, not only about Farrah’s sex tape, but also the vibrating plastic molds of her various orifices which can be purchased from a number of fine online retailers.
As a reality star and a porn star, you’d think Farrah would realize that the odds of her ever achieving mainstream celebrity status are virtually non-existent.
But you would be assuming that a cogent, self-aware thought has ever passed through Farrah’s mind, and that’s clearly not the case.
In an unintentionally hilarious new interview, Farrah reveals that she dreams of one day gracing the silver screen.
And since we’re pretty sure porn theaters are a thing of the past, that means she’ll have to land a legitimate acting gig.
“I will always have a place in my heart for reality TV as I [have] history in reality television and for social issues time and time again-– but I must continue creating in a different way in my free time,” Farrah tells The Sun.
That’s some grade-A Farrah-babble, right there. *kisses fingertips like an Italian chef*
Love the random insertion of the phrase “social issues” into a sentence in an effort to lend gravity to what she’s saying.
That’s not even close to how words work.
Anyway, there are several reasons why it’s hard to take Farrah’s pledge to ditch reality TV for Hollywood too seriously.
One of which is that she’s currently filming a new reality show!
Yes, Farrah is starring in Love Socially, a UK series in which she’ll use Twitter and Instagram to help her locate bang-able fans.
Not the greatest title when you have Farrah on board.
Just makes us think of a social disease.
Watch Teen Mom online so that you can tell your friends you knew about Farrah before she hit the A-list.
Sorry, all other dads around the world.
But Tom Sullivan has done it.
A resident of Tacoma, Washington and the father of an 18-year old daughter named Meg, Tom has already earned himself the 2017 Father of the Year award.
Read the following story and you'll quickly understand why…
1. This is the Note That Turned Tom Into a Viral Hero
2. From Age 5 Through Age 18…
3. The Full Note
4. A Long-Time Bond Between Father and Daughter
5. So Very Bittersweet
6. Quite a Tribute
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