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The Bachelor 2018 Cast: Meet ALL the Women Courting Arie!

Yes, Bachelor Nation, it's that time of year again.

Arie Luyendyk has been named The Bachelor, five and a half years after finishing second on The Bachelorette on ABC.

And, thanks to The Bachelor spoilers, we already know the 29 women who will be competing for his heart come 2018.

Oh yes. Even though ABC has yet to release the standard, official blue-backdrop cast picture, we know their identities.

(We also know who Arie's final four are, but we'll leave it up to you to decide how many spoilers you want to read now.)

Meet the lucky Bachelor ladies of 2018 below!

1. Jessica Carroll

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Jessica, 26, is a Canadian-American on-camera host, digital entrepreneur, and dynamic social media personality with nearly 100,000 followers spanning across her media platforms, according to her website, which also boasts that she has gained the reputation of being an energetic and engaging host through her work for Hollyscoop, LA Live, Afterbuzz TV, and several other online platforms and TV shows including E! News. In other words, she is totally here to find love and not to promote her career in the entertainment industry whatsof–kingever.

2. Brittany Taylor

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Brittany works for Google, and lives in Austin, Texas. We tried searching for her on LinkedIn for more info for you but there are a lot of Brittany Taylors and we didn’t want to show up under “People Who Viewed Your Profile” so we scrapped that.

3. Caroline Lunny

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At 25 years old, she’s realtor from South Florida who is also a former Miss USA contestant.

4. Jenna Cooper

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A 29-year old fitness instructor from Raleigh, North Carolina. You can search YouTube for some of her workout videos.

5. Becca Kurfin

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Rebecca, who goes by Becca, is a 29-year old senior account executive. Her father sadly died eight years ago and her mom is a breast cancer survivor in remission.

6. Chelsea Roy

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A 29-year old University of Southern Maine graduate; she’s single mom with a three-year-old son named Sammy.

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Teen Mom: Does MTV Force Cast Members to Get Pregnant?!

It’s been such an amazing time for Teen Mom gossip lately, hasn’t it?

We’ve had pregnancy announcements, fights between cast members, balloon stabbings, hate crimes …

For those of us who hold this trashy little show close to our hearts, it’s been a wild and wonderful ride.

And you know the drama hasn’t reached a conclusion yet!

Today — or right now, we should say, since who knows what could happen with these people as the day goes on — we’re going to be talking about Farrah Abraham and her recent firing.

Or, sorry, her “fake firing.”

The whole fiasco began on Monday. That night, she was scheduled to do another adult livestream, a special Halloween one where she was supposed to do butt stuff.

She did log onto the livestream, but nothing sexy happened. Instead, she just ranted about how she’d been fired by MTV earlier in the day.

Yep, for the second time, Farrah was let go from Teen Mom for doing things in the adult industry.

Or, as she explained it, she was fired “because as a Business Mogul I act like an adult and part take in adult promotions and activities that other adults do for FREE or in private.”

“Sad such a phenomenal show will no longer have its biggest talent on the show because of women hating, sex shaming, hate crimes, selfish, Weinstein company power trip behaviors against a professional hard working, honest mother,” she added.

Things turned out to be a little more complicated than that though — sources involved in production claimed that in addition to the porn, Farrah is also just really unlikable.

Fans of the show don’t like her, the people who make the show don’t like her … and not in a fun, scandalous way that would make great television, either.

And then things got even more complicated when Farrah explained in a video she shared on her YouTube account that, as it turns out, she actually wasn’t fired.

Instead, certain “accomplists” — Farrah-speak for “accomplices” — just pretended to fire her “for the gain of your own press.”

We’re still not sure what exactly is happening, but it’s all very intense.

And it’s getting even more intense, because Simon Saran is joining Farrah in calling out the people behind the magic of Teen Mom.

According to Simon, the producers of the show are “very controlling individuals,” and that’s one of the reasons why he quit the show after his Being Simon special aired.

“The reason why I also quit,” he explains in an interview with Radar Online, “because producer Morgan J. Freeman hated the fact that I was successful.”

“I didn’t agree with how he went about treating people and putting them in harm’s way.”

He also said that Freeman “provides cast members with drugs, forces them to have kids and bribes them with bonuses to have strange men move in with them.”

This isn’t the first time he’s made such accusations — far from it.

He’s slammed the cast and crew of Teen Mom time and time again: he’s claimed that the show’s producers supplied Ryan Edwards with drugs last season, for example.

And he’s not done, either.

He also made some pretty harsh allegations over on Twitter, where he wrote that another reason he quit the show “was because of the racist comments” producers made to him.

He then called Teen Mom as “The show that promotes 50 year old naked men on book covers and 6 years olds in the same segments,” referring to Matt Baier and Amber Portwood’s segments last season.

Later he touched on Amber’s recent pregnancy news, writing “Poor Amber had to get knocked up for Morgan’s financial gain! How sad! It’s like a breeding mill over at #TeenMomOG.”

He clarified “In no means was this to attack Amber, I feel bad actually for what some of these people go through to satisfy Morgan’s needs.”

“I don’t hate any of the girls,” he added. “A reality check once in a while never hurt. I give Farrah them all the time. Even she has a lot to learn.”

So there’s a lot to unpack here, right?

He’s saying that the show’s producers actually force the moms to have more children, which … how?

A popular rumor for years has been that the moms receive a “bonus” when they have additional children, but that’s never been confirmed.

Besides that extra incentive, it’s hard to imagine how anyone could force pregnancies on the cast members.

Maybe Simon knows something we don’t, but it’s probably safer to say that he’s just going along with Farrah’s insane trashing of anything and anyone having to do with the show.

For what it’s worth, Kailyn Lowry has come forward to deny the claims they’ve been making.

“I’ve never, ever experienced any of those things with our production crews,” she said in a statement to Radar. “I have a great relationship with a lot of the crew.”

The plot thickens!

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The Lion King Cast Revealed: Beyonce and More!

If you were on Twitter on Wednesday night, you saw everyone collectively lose their minds. Actually, that’s every night on Twitter in 2017, but this time, it was in a good way.

Because Disney finally found a way to make people not complain about their live-action revivals of classic films.

The recipe for success is complicated, but the key ingredient for all of this The Lion King enthusiasm is … Beyonce. But she’s not the only big name in the cast.

As appropriately beautiful as the live action Beauty And The Beast trailer was, it was also a source of controversy.

Many fans saw it as an unoriginal, transparent money-grab by Disney. An effort to feed off of Millennial nostalgia and transform that into profit.

And … well, the movie was good, but that doesn’t mean that these critical fans were in any way wrong.

It was, by definition, unoriginal.

Unlike Maleficent, it wasn’t a total reinvention — it was a retelling.

As for being a money-grab, well … aren’t most big production films?

Beauty And The Beast raked in over a billion dollars, so it was definitely a success in that department.

The thing is that those who are critical of these live-action remakes of classic Disney films seem to feel that this is all a bad thing.

That is not necessarily so.

But even those who had professed a profound weariness for Disney’s remakes are more or less losing their minds over The Lion King.

Why?

Well … take a look at this cast:

The Lion King Cast

As we mentioned, Beyonce is not the only big name in the newly announced live-action The Lion King cast.

She’s the biggest, to be sure.

Now, we talked about Millennial nostalgia. Do you know what about half (at least) of ’90s have in common?

Having had a big ol’ crush on Jonathan Taylor Thomas. Seriously, look at any list of childhood celebrity crushes and you’ll see “JTT.”

Well, JTT voiced Simba in the original animated film.

You know who’s playing Simba now?

Donald Glover. On whom plenty of those ’90s kids grew up to have a much more adult crush.

Which means that Disney is catering to your weird, confused childhood Simba crush.

Let’s see … oh, The Lion King‘s beloved hedonistic and very probably gay couple, Timon and Pumba, will be played by Billy Eichner and Seth Rogen, respectively.

Zazu will be played by Emmy-winning comedian and talk show host John Oliver, who is almost unbelievably perfect for the role.

So, as you can see, the lions and hyenas will all be played by black actors, while the bird character, the meerkat, and the warthog will be played by white actors.

People have been pointing out for years, as fans of the original film drew human versions of The Lion King characters, that a royal African family should be portrayed as black humans if they’re going to be humanized.

Disney hasn’t always been great about racial representation (and they still seem to be deeply in denial about how racist a lot of early Disney stuff was), but they’ve been making a lot of great strides recently.

Note, by the way, that James Earl Jones will be reprising his role as Mufasa, Simba’s father.

Now, they’re calling this a “live-action” remake, but let’s be clear — there’s going to be a lot of CGI.

We imagine that they’ll all be motion-captured into lions (and other animals) for this musical adventure, but the exact details haven’t been revealed.

Production only began during the summer.

Honestly, just knowing that Donald Glover and Beyonce are going to be playing an on screen couple will be enough to tide us over for a good long while.

And Baron Mordo from Doctor Strange (that and Serenity are where you’ve seen him before) playing Scar is a very promising decision, too. Disney films are nothing without a good villain.

While I’m personally the most excited about the new Aladdin (it was my first-ever film in theaters and I was a big Jafar fan growing up), the casting news has more than doubled my enthusiasm for The Lion King.

Really looking forward to 2019!

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Teen Mom Cast to Farrah Abraham: Goodbye And…

You know how this headlines ends, right?

Was it even worth the tease?

In the wake of Farrah Abraham claiming she’s been booted from Teen Mom due to her foray into the online porn universe, a new report claims Farrah’s now-former cast members aren’t just saying goodbye…

… they are saying GOOD RIDDANCE!

On Monday, Abraham went on a social media rant in which she claimed MTV had basically fired her from the franchise that made her famous due to her many “side projects.”

Most of these projects, of course, were adult in nature.

Farrah works with a streaming site called Cam Soda that, quite simply, has often featured her masturbating on video.

She also received laser treatment on her vagina at one point and had the experienced documented by this same service.

But so what, Abraham essentially claims? Is she not free to express herself and/or to make money in various ways that don’t impact her Teen Mom responsibilities?

“Viacom let me go because as a Business Mogul I act like an adult and part take in adult promotions and activities that other adults do for FREE or in private!” Abraham explained on Instagram.

(Editor’s note: LOL at the use of “part take.”)

Farrah went on to say that MTV has been exploiting her and her daughter for years, adding that the whole thing is really just unfortunate.

Because fans love her so very much.

“Sad such a phenomenal show will no longer have its biggest talent on the show because of women hating, sex shaming, hate crimes, selfish, Weinstein company power trip behaviors against a professional hard working, honest mother.”

But did Abraham really get let go because of her self-pleasuring, viral exploits?

Or because her fellow Teen Moms sort of despise her?

The latter may have played at least some role, based on what Kailyn Lowery told Hollywood Life of Farrah’s dismissal.

“It’s about time,” she said simply.

Previously, in response to a fan criticizing her behavior on Teen Mom 2, Kailyn shot back with an obvious diss of Abraham, writing:

“We all have bad times…but I def never did porn so there’s no comparison.”

A source close to Amber Portwood, meanwhile, echoes this sentiment,.

This insider tells Radar Online that most other Teen Moms are “relieved” Farrah is a goner, expounding as follosw:

“No one in the cast will miss Farrah. It’s way too sexual. They let the first porno go because it seemed she changed and now it’s just in your face.

“The webcam is unacceptable.”

And hot?

Nope, not really. Just unacceptable.

If you’ll recall, when Abraham was brought back to Teen Mom OG in the middle of last season, Maci Bookout refused to film because of her sex tape Farrah Superstar: Backdoor Teen Mom.

Moreover, Farrah once referred to Catelynn Lowell as “white trash” during one of their numerous feuds on the series.

“Catelynn is especially relieved,” a source close to Lowell tells Radar.

“She had to deal with Farrah the most because all the girls had to do promo together for certain things. They’re all looking forward to less drama.”

What will Abraham do next?

More porn, we assume.

But she’s leaving the program with her head held high and her boobs frequently on full display.

“I will never be broken by hateful wrong people and if everyone else is brain washed, on drugs, pills, scheming thinking their at the top of their power trips I WISH to always be apart,” she wrote this week, concluding:

“I give this chapter of my life to GOD & all of his glory & to justice in court.

“If God’s for you who dare be against you.”

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Teen Mom Cast vs. MTV: 15 Times Producers Screwed Them Over with Editing … or Did They?

If you're a Teen Mom fan, you know how this story goes.

A new episode airs, one of the moms or one of the dads or some other random cast member ends up looking bad in some way, and so that person hops on social media to blame MTV.

Because these people never actually behave poorly, get it? It's always MTV's fault for editing things to look that way.

We've seen Jenelle Evans use this tactic, we've seen it from Leah Messer, Amber Portwood, Kailyn Lowry — probably every single cast member has, at one point or another, pulled this stunt.

Check out the worst examples of this truly entertaining phenomenon below …

1. Jenelle Evans: Abused by David Eason?

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In a recent episode of Teen Mom 2, Jenelle refused to film on a scheduled day because, as she explained in a text to a producer, she and David had been fighting. The next day, both Jenelle and David said that things were fine, and David denied fighting altogether while Jenelle stared at the floor. It gave a lot of people the creeps — like he was threatening her to stay quiet about their issues — but Jenelle has said that David simply didn’t want to talk about their problems on camera. She’s taking the matter so seriously that she’s considering quitting the show.

2. Chelsea Houska: Is Aubree Ruining Cole’s Experience?

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In the episodes after Chelsea gave birth to Watson, we see Aubree acting out a little — which is understandable. But at one point, Chelsea says that Aubree’s behavior is “taking away from Cole’s experience” as a new father, and that seemed like a pretty cold remark. However, Chelsea has said that that particular line was “taken out of context from a different convo and added in that scene for some reason.” The reason, of course, being drama. Low blow, MTV.

3. Kailyn Lowry: Did MTV Make Isaac Cry?!

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We all know that Kailyn’s oldest son, Isaac, has been struggling with her split from Javi Marroquin. In one heartbreaking scene, we see the boy crying at dinner over the divorce. But it turns out the scene may actually have been heartbreaking in a different way than it seemed, because Kailyn tweeted after the episode that the film crew “provoked the scene with Isaac crying at dinner!!! And I lost my mind!!!!” And who could blame her?

4. Jeremy Calvert: Deadbeat Dad?

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Jeremy has threatened to quit the show perhaps more than any other cast member, mostly because — you guessed it — his alleged bad edit. In one of his many, many fits about the show, he created a Twitter poll to guage whether or not he should quit filming. The issue this time? A scene in which Leah’s grandmother referred to him as a “deadbeat dad.”

5. Tyler Baltierra: I’m a Good Husband and Father!

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When Catelynn Lowell was dealing with the worst of her depression and anxiety, Tyler Baltierra was pretty darn insensitive, time and time again. He once told her that he didn’t want “no heiffer for a wife,” and was often cold and distant when he needed her most. It was hard to watch, but Tyler hopped on Twitter to explain that MTV was making him “the POS baby daddy this season” to “help the ratings,” and that they’d been splicing together bits of different scenes to fit that narrative.

6. Taylor McKinney: Pressured by Maci to Propose?

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A big storyline for Maci Bookout a while back was Taylor McKinney and his apparent hesitation to propose to her, even after having having children together. She wouldn’t let the issue go, and he frequently seemed overwhelmed by the pressure. It was such a big part of their scenes that at one point, he tweeted that Maci was never as intent on him proposing as we saw. “Don’t get it twisted,” he wrote. “It’s a show.”

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