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THE PROPOSAL Creator Mike Fleiss Pledges “To Do Better” in Vetting Contestants After Scandal Causes Episode To Be Pulled

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More troubling times for the reality-competition franchises from creator Mike Fleiss.  He is the man behind The Bachelor, The Bachelorette et all, and its latest sorta incarnation, the summer series The Proposal which premiered last week.

Since Friday, news broke that one of the male contestants that was featured in this week’s episode is being accused by a Milwaukee woman of allegedly luring her to an apartment complex entertainment room, where she believes she was drugged and sexually assaulted by another man.  The contestant was Michael J. Friday.  The incident allegedly occurred last November.

“How are we supposed to find out about something that’s never been reported??? #TheProposal”, Fleiss tweeted on Saturday.  This led to a mix-bag of responsive tweets including those who urged for “background checks”.

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The woman accusing the contestant, Erica Denae Meshke took to her facebook account with a chilling post of the events that led to her “date rape”.  She adds about the contestant in question: “This man is the pretty face that is used as a lure to get girls into unsafe situations.”

Fleiss also faced backlash a few weeks earlier, when it was revealed that current ‘Bachelorette’ contestant Lincoln Adim was convicted of indecent assault and battery last month in upstate New York, a week before he debuted on the season premiere on ABC.

On Sunday, Fleiss followed-up with another tweet that read: “For the record, I am horrified that any of these abusive assholes are on our shows. We are working very hard to find ways to do better.”

So, what do you think of two men involved in assaulting women ending up as contestants on the ABC reality-competition series?  If you watch these shows, does it make you want to turn them off, or does it not make a difference and the producers  just need to do a more in-depth background check on their potential contestants? Comment below.

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This show ranks right up with the one from years ago where people met at the beginning of the episode and then got married at the end of the episode. Those didn’t work and neither will these.

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First of all, it’s “MIXED bag”, not “mix-bag”. Second, here’s how you can do better Fleiss: stop making these stupid, lame, insulting shows just to pad your wallet even more.

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General Hospital Shifts Production Restart Date

On Friday, ABC’s daytime drama, General Hospital has now determined to push back their production restart date given the escalating number of cases of the coronavirus as the pandemic has worsened in Los Angles County.

According to Deadline: “GH is now targeting the week of July 20 to resume taping. The situation remains fluid as new infections have been soaring in Los Angeles.”

General Hospital was previously eyeing a return to production this coming Monday on July 13th, before the COVID-19 outbreak saw a spike in numbers.

While GH is pushing itself back another week, The Young and the Restless is at this moment preparing to start taping new episodes beginning on Tuesday, July 14th.

B&B is already back in production and Days of our Lives is now targeting a September 1st restart.

So, glad that GH is holding off a little bit longer to ensure safety first for all involved from cast, and crew? Comment below.

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The New Men of B&B Revealed

The Bold and the Beautiful has been the first soap back in production since COVID-19, and now comes exciting casting news that will surely bring some new energy and drama to the CBS Daytime drama series.

First, the series has decided to recast the role of Zende Forrester Dominquez last played by Daytime Emmy-winner Rome Flynn (2015-2017).   Now Delon de Metz will be taking on the role of adopted son of Kristen Forrester and Tony Dominguez.

And in addition, potentially part of the mystery we alluded to earlier in the week as to just who may be the new man in Steffy Forrester’s  (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood) life, may have been answered with the casting of Tanner Novlan in the role of Dr. John ‘Finn’ Finnegan.

Novlan is married to former ‘Bold and Beautiful’ star Kayla Ewell (Ex-Caitlin Ramirez) and has been recently seen in the Liberty Mutual commercials where he plays an actor trying to say the lines of dialog required of him but keeps messing it up.   He was also recently seen in 2019 on the CW’s Roswell, New Mexico series.

TV Line broke the casting news.

So, what are your thoughts of a new Zende and a new doctor coming to The Bold and the Beautiful? Comment below.

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Kristian Alfonso Departs Days of our Lives After 37 Years

In a bombshell announcement, Days of our Lives enduring and ever-popular star, Kristian Alfonso (Hope Williams) has decided to make her exit from the NBC daytime drama series after more than 37 years in her role.

Kristian made her debut as a teenaged Hope Williams in 1983 and quickly rose to popularity and became soap-famous; along with her on-screen romance to Bo Brady then played by Peter Reckell. Together as one of soaps most all-time popular duos and separately, Alfonso has remained one of soap opera’s most notable performers.   There were only two times throughout her time in Salem, that Kristian took breaks from the show; during one of them she starred on CBS’s Falcon Crest.

According to Deadline who broke the news; in a statement to the outlet, Alfonso shared, “I feel blessed and honored to have been invited into people’s homes for over three decades. However, it is now time for me to write my next chapter.”

And it appears its already a wrap for Alfonso, who will not be returning to the series when the show is planned to return to production in the fall and come early September.

Kristian added:  “I will not be returning to Days when it resumes production in September.  I’ve already filmed my last episode several months ago.”

In a heartfelt post on her Instagram account, the actress gave special thanks to the late Betty Corday (mother of DAYS EP Ken Corday), and of course, her millions of fans who loved her as Hope throughout her time on the soap.  You can read it in full below.

 

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So, what do you think about Kristian Alfonso’s exit from Days of our Lives?  Are you heartbroken to see her go? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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