"Bachelor in Paradise" is just one of the many extensions of "The Bachelor," and like all the other shows in the franchise, couples are expected to be engaged at the end. The success rate of staying together afterward has not really been high, but some actually do make it. However, recent news might have given away a different motivation for long-lasting couples to stay together, other than love.
The revelation came from Tanner Tolbert and Jade Roper who became officially engaged in "The Bachelor" season 2 finale. They have certainly been inseparable since the beginning and seemingly going strong. They have attended numerous events together in the past week and seem to be cherishing their new status. Recently, a report might have their perfect image tainted as according to Celebrity Dirty Laundry, the two admitted that if they stayed together for 2 years, $88,000 will be waiting for them.
However, before anyone assumes that this is simply a payoff, the $88,000 is not apparently in form of cash or check, but rather in a Neil Lane engagement ring that the man, in this case Tolbert, used to propose to Roper. Meanwhile, the jeweler, Neil Lane, will be receiving free advertising on the ABC hit matchmaking show being that it is one of the sponsors of the ABC show. The conditions state that if the two do not break up for two years, then they will get to keep the $88,000-worth engagement ring; otherwise, they will have to return the ring to the jeweler. more >>
It's obvious that the main goal of the premiere of "Empire" season 2 is to set the tone for the episodes ahead, that is to deliver more shocking lines and happenings than ever. Fans had also seen the rise of Marisa Tomei's character — a business tycoon whose romantic interest is geared toward women. This, of course, was not missed by characters such as Lucious Lyon.
Showrunner Ilene Chaiken shared with TVLine the decision to go big this season. She is quoted saying, "We came out of Season 1 feeling like, 'There's no reason this show should stop or slow down. In fact, it's not a challenge to figure out where to take stories, it's a challenge to figure out which stories not to tell — because there are so many possibilities." Executive producer Danny Strong co-wrote the premiere and Chaiken had shared what it felt making it come to life, "We had a blast working on the script. And it felt like the actors were really happy to be reunited with those characters."
The premiere had a lot of elements going on, but the main happening revolved around the threat to Empire Entertainment. Cookie, Hakeem, Andre, and Anika have teamed up with investor Mimi Whiteman, played by Marisa Tomei, to lock down a hostile takeover of the company, using $250 million. The four tried to pull all stops, including Anika being a bait for a sexual amusement. Mimi, however, was apparently not as predictable as she ended up switching sides in the last second, going with Jamal and Lucious, who is still imprisoned, in keeping the power they have. Jamal also took it out on Hakeem afterward, deciding to shelve his record and freeze out his own mother. This had earned unwarranted slaps from his mother and the powerful accusation that he might turning into his father. more >>
The return of "How to Get Away With Murder" had been much anticipated by many. After all the hints dropped about what to expect, no one could have prepared viewers on what they witnessed last night when season 2 premiered.
As promised, the biggest cliff-hanger of season 1 had finally been revealed — the killer of Rebecca Sutter (Katie Findlay). The person behind the murder was apparently none other than Bonne (Liza Weil). She had put a plastic bag over her head and suffocated her. People aren't exactly surprised that Bonnie would do such a thing, but then again, she was probably never on the top list. Weil recently had an interview with Variety Magazine and talked about what had motivated her character to take such drastic measures, "I think she is really operating from a place of, 'This person is problem and can take us all down and can cause trouble.'"
She shared that whatever Bonnie had done was simply out of loyalty for Annalise (Viola Davis), and though Annalise may have not exactly been happy with how Bonnie proved herself to her, it will still inevitably change their relationship once again. Weil further added, "It's really interesting. The thing that's so great about our writers is that so many of these relationships can shift from episode to episode, so I think that Annalise has a very intense reaction. The relationship between Annalise and Bonnie is going to sort of re-evaluated over the course of the season, but also, there's a great element that Bonnie so desperately wanted to be back in the fold because last season with Frank really being her primary person and Bonnie so desperately wants to be primary, so she's sort of doing everything she can to prove herself, but it's going to go back forth and their relationship will be re-evaluated over the season." more >>
"Duck Dynasty" star Sadie Robertson recently praised God following a terrifying car accident during New York Fashion Week.
The 18-year-old A&E personality was left shaken after the car in which she was traveling was involved in an accident last week. Although Robertson sustained minor injuries, she expressed gratitude for her safety via Instagram on Sept. 15. Robertson had been participating in New York Fashion Week, where she supported designer Sherri Hill, before the accident occurred.
"Current mood. but thankful I'm okay — got into a car accident this morning. I walked away with just a swollen knee and a sore neck. the other person is fine as well. the Lord protected me & I will praise His name for that," she wrote to her two million followers. more >>
Two months after TLC canceled its long-running reality TV series "19 Kids and Counting," the network has announced that it will feature members of the famous Duggar family in at least two new programs.
On Thursday, TLC confirmed that sisters Jill Dillard, 24, and Jessa Seewald, 22, are set to return to TV screens in new specials about their faith-based lifestyles. Production will soon begin on the programs about Jill and her husband Derrick's journey through Central America and Jessa's pregnancy and journey into motherhood for the first time.
"What we will be following in these specials is Jessa preparing for her first child," TLC Executive Vice President and General Manager Nancy Daniels told The Associated Press, "and we'll be watching Jill preparing to make a major move to Central America with her family, which we know is something our audience will be interested in." more >>
Ta'Rhonda Jones says she got a sign from Jesus Christ before landing the role of Cookie Lyons' assistant on FOX's breakout series "Empire" in 2014, and now her level of fame makes it difficult for her to worship in church.
"The preacher will say, 'Y'all give it up for the girl from 'Empire,' so I take the back door to exit," she told The New York Post. "The bad part is that people that did me wrong in the past now try to reach out to me like we are friends."
When Jones, 27, initially auditioned for the show, she was going through a tough time trying to transition from a job at a nursing home to a possible hospital job. When the opportunity to join the cast of "Empire" came along, she prayed for a sign. more >>