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Colton Underwood Revealed As The Next ‘Bachelor’ For Season 23

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So, here’s a twist.  Colton Underwood, who came in fourth during Becca Kufrin’s season as The Bachelorette has been named “The Bachelor” for the series upcoming new season.   The announcement was made on Tuesday’s morning edition of ABC’s Good Morning America.

Underwood, who publicly admitted he was still a virgin, while competing for Kufrin’s heart also dropped another bombshell during the season in that he casually dated former Bachelor contestant (and Kufrin’s good friend, no less) Tia Booth before signing on to the show.

Colton and Tia, who were both on Bachelor In Paradise had reconnected on the summer series, but broke up on last night’s episode.   He told Booth, “I just wanted us to work so band, and it’s just not there. You deserve somebody that’s going to be crazy about you every single day.”

A former NFL football player, Underwood told Michael Strahan (co-anchor, GMA)  on his first interview since becoming the new “Bachelor” where he is at with Tia now: “We are finally on the same page for the first time in our relationship and we are just good friends.”   Underwood is also famous for once dating Olympic gymnast, Aly Raisman.

“Bachelor Nation” seemed mightily behind Jason Tartick or Blake Hortsmann becoming the next “Bachelor” after both their hearts were broken by Kufrin by the end of The Bachelorette.  The men came in third and second, respectively.

Now, it’s Underwood’s turn to hand out the roses.  Reaction on social media has been mixed to the producers choice of Colton for the next ‘Bachelor’.

The new series leasing man says about his first two experiences in the franchise: “I think that’s one thing that I took pride in on both seasons, being true to who I am.  I think it took all of that to get to where I am now.”

Look for the upcoming season 23 of The Bachelor to air in 2019.

So, what do you think of the pick of Colton Underwood as the next ‘Bachelor’? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.  But first check out his chat this morning on GMA when it was revealed that he will be handing out the next final rose.

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Colton as the next bachelor? What a disappointment.a wishywashy bore!!!

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I don’t watch the show but I wonder: do they ever get a really intelligent guy with good hair? Haven’t seen one yet.

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Colton deserves a break….this bs with Tia was all her doing. She interfered in his r/s with Becca over what???? Then she comes to Paradise to once again try to convince him it’s her he wants. The only reason he should not be on these shows is because he is too nice a guy to tell her to get lost……in those words. Maybe as the Bachelor he will be good.

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Jussie Smollett Cut From Rest Of Season Of EMPIRE; Tells Cast He’s Innocent Of Charges

Following the turn of events for Jussie Smollett (Jamal Lyon, Empire) where he was arrested and charged on multiple felony counts and then posted bail, the producers of Fox’s sudsy primetime drama have decided to pull him from the remaining two episodes of the season.

“The events of the past few weeks have been incredibly emotional for all of us,” executive producers Lee Daniels, Danny Strong, Brett Mahoney, Brian Grazer, Sanaa Hamri, Francie Calfo, and Dennis Hammer said in a statement this morning following the legal fallout for Jussie Smollett and his arrest stemming from an alleged hate crime reported on January 29th that he staged on himself.

The producers went on to say: “Jussie has been an important member of our Empire family for the past five years and we care about him deeply. While these allegations are very disturbing, we are placing our trust in the legal system as the process plays out. We are also aware of the effects of this process on the cast and crew members who work on our show and to avoid further disruption on set, we have decided to remove the role of ‘Jamal’ from the final two episodes of the season.”

This happened even after Smollett returned to work on Thursday, and even after the actor/singer reportedly apologized to the cast and crew of Empire for any embarrassment the recent allegations may have caused, but at the same time, sources reported, that he maintained that he was innocent,

According to CNN: “The person at the meeting said they were shocked and dismayed that Smollett stuck to his story of innocence. For the most part, the source said, Smollett paraphrased what was in the statement that his attorney put out that afternoon, blaming the legal system and the media for his woes.”

So, what do you think of the Empire producers decision to cut Smollett from the last two shows of the season? What do you think of Jussie still maintaining his innocence to the cast? Comment below.

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‘Empire’ Star Jussie Smollett Turns Himself In After Being Charged With Allegedly Filing False Police Report & Facing Criminal Charges

In major developments in the last several hours, Jussie Smollett (Jamal Lyon, Empire) turned himself in to Chicago police early Thursday morning, just hours after he was charged with disorderly conduct for allegedly staging a racist and homophobic attack against himself late in January on the streets in Chicago.

In a press conference currently being conducted by the CPD supervisor, Eddie Johnson and Commander Edward Wodnick, they revealed that Smollett turned himself in quietly and without issue.   In addition, the Chicago PD are outlining the events and timeline that led to Smollett’s arrest.

Smollett turned himself in at the Central District police station in Chicago at 5 a.m., police reported.  Thursday morning, Smollett was scheduled to appear for a bail hearing Thursday at 1:30pm central time on a felony charge of a class 4 disorderly conduct, and with that charge Smollett could face up to 1.5 years in prison.

Jussie’s attorney’s released the following statement on Wednesday night after Smollett was charged by the Chicago PD: “Like any other citizen, Mr. Smollett enjoys the presumption of innocence, particularly when there has been an investigation like this one where information, both true and false, has been repeatedly leaked. Given these circumstances, we intend to conduct a thorough investigation and to mount an aggressive defense.”

Smollett reported that he has been attacked as he was walking home around.  He claimed two masked men shouted racist and homophobic slurs as they beat him, put a noose around his neck, and poured a chemical on to him.

Enter two brothers, Ola and Abel Osundairo, who Smollett knew, who were arrested last week, but later released as suspects. The two brothers told police they helped stage the attack with Smollett.  They were paid $3,500 to orchestrate the attack by Smollett.  In their press conference, the Chicago PD revealed that they have the check as evidence were Smollett paid the brothers that sum.

The brothers left for Nigeria hours after the attack, and were arrested days later when they returned to Chicago.   On Wednesday, they testified to a grand jury. Smollett was later charged with disorderly conduct.

What do you think now about the events and the arrest of Jussie Smollett?  Comment below! But first watch the Chicago PD police department.live feed of the press conference on Smollett’s arrest.

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Thad Luckinbill Back Taping At The Young and the Restless

Well, well, well! Look who is back on set at The Young and the Restless!  Thad Luckinbill, who is presumed dead as J.T. Hellstrom, was seen walking around the sound stages at CBS Television City on Wednesday.

That is because Thad is taping again at the number-one soap opera!  In a tweet put out by the series Twitter account with a photo of Thad (see below), they reveal: “Spotted On Set! J.T. Taking a coffee break. Stay tuned!”

So now the mystery begins!  Will J.T. be alive after all, which would exonerate Nikki, and her gal pals in crime, Phyllis, Sharon and Amelia from a murder rap?

Could Thad just be back to appear as a ghost?  Will he come back alive and continue his abusive ways towards Victoria?

When Luckinbill returned to the show in late 2017, fans were in for a shock when once nice guy, J.T. was turned into a spousal abuser.

So, what do you think of J.T. coming back to Genoa City … or is he? How will this story play out now that it is in the hands of head writer, Josh Griffith? Comment below,

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