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'The Bachelor' episode 2: 'Tacky hos are a dime a dozen,' and happy anniversary to our beloved reality TV trainwreck


Has it really been 25 seasons already? Yes, rose lovers, Sean’s is the 25th “journey” (17 for The Bachelor, and 8 for The Bachelorette) taken by a hopeless/hapless romantic seeking love in prime time. To celebrate this momentous occasion, overlord Mike Fleiss threw a party for press at Casa Bachelor featuring cocktails, a faux rose ceremony presided over by Sean, and tours of the 8,000 square-foot, probably-not-at-all-infested-with-pubic-lice mansion where the magic happens. This snapshot from the night — featuring (back row) Erica Rose, Sean, Jason, Ali, Casey, Courtney, (front row) Trista, Emily, Molly, Jillian, Stagliano, Deanna, Stagliano No. 2 — says it all, does it not? And by “it all,” I mean, “Wait, which one is Casey?”

Anyhow, on to tonight’s episode. The dates were suitably ridiculous (let’s put it this way: the most normal activity of the night involved jumping off a skyscraper), and there are definitely some clear frontrunners in the “connections” department. For me, though, the real revelation was Amanda, the “fit model” who, if tonight’s episode is any indication, might actually have split personality disorder. Stay tuned for my full recap later tonight, but in the meantime duke it out in the comments section now. Who should have gone home? Are hair extensions really such a crime? And what exactly was Daniella trying to say about “the Atlantis,” anyway? Post your thoughts now!

More Bachelor from EW:
Bachelor recap: The Book of Love
Bachelor: See the Harlequin romance cover photos
Chris Harrison’s Bachelor blog

7 biggest non-Lindsay Lohan takeaways from the 'New York Times' profile of 'The Canyons'

If you haven’t already, you absolutely must read this “Making of The Canyons/Lindsay Lohan profile” that was published in the New York Times yesterday. The article, “Here is What Happens When You Cast Lindsay Lohan in Your Movie,” is a wonderful behind-the-scenes look at the low-budget film The Canyons that was shot while Lohan continued her public struggles. Between the constant smoking, delusions about her life, how Paul Schrader got her to work and her issues with co-star James Deen, the whole thing is a fascinating read.

For a movie that raises some eyebrows when described (in the article, screenwriter Bret Easton Ellis describes it as a “pranky noirish thriller,” a vision the first trailer definitely backs up), the film comes with quite a pedigree. Directed by Paul Schrader (Taxi Driver, Raging Bull) and written by Ellis, the Lohan-starrer was supposed to be a look at L.A. from the point of view of twenty-somethings. Writer Stephen Rodrick was on set for a lot of the filming, and his stories paint a picture of dysfunction before, during, and after the shoot.

Below, the biggest non-Lohan revelations we learned from Rodrick’s New York Times story: READ FULL STORY

Al Roker: 'I pooped my pants' at the White House

Al Roker gives us our dose of TMI for the day.

In a new interview with Dateline, the Today Show weatherman discusses his gastric bypass surgery — and some of the unfortunate side effects that hit him while reporting at the White House. (Via TMZ.)

“I probably went off and ate something I wasn’t supposed to. And as I’m walking to the press room … I think I got to pass a little gas here. I’m walking by myself, who’s going to know? Only a little extra came out,” he revealed. Watch the video below. READ FULL STORY

Should Britney Spears leave 'The X Factor'?

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Rumors have it that Britney Spears — along with Demi Lovato — will be asked to step down from her X Factor judging seat by next fall’s season 3. But it’s all just anonymous-source gossip for now — as a Fox spokesperson told EW, “No one has discussed next years judging panel yet; any reports otherwise are complete speculation.”

I don’t think Britney Spears is the only reason The X Factor has no soul. I think that’s primarily Simon Cowell’s fault for being so embarrassed about his own failure that he can’t bring himself to care, thus setting an example for the rest of the Table of Privilege. READ FULL STORY

Bret Easton Ellis admits his Twitter rant against Kathryn Bigelow went 'beyond douchiness'

Remember back in ye olde early December when controversial author Bret Easton Ellis ripped on Academy Award-winning director Kathryn Bigelow for being a “very hot woman” who’s “really overrated”? Well, now Ellis, who would very much like to stay on the national radar in any way possible, has finally seen Bigelow’s Zero Dark Thirty and issued a formal retraction. (Blogs are formal.) READ FULL STORY

Ryan Murphy tweets out 'Men of McKinley' calendar -- PHOTO

Merry Christmas, Gleeks.

If you were disappointed by last week’s Christmas episode, Glee creator Ryan Murphy may have something to make it all better (but no, Kurt and Blaine don’t seem to be getting back together anytime soon). Murphy tweeted out the above photo over the weekend, along with the message, “Merry Christmas. Men of McKinley calendar coming soon…”

EW reached out to a rep for Glee to confirm, who told us it isn’t a joke and that it’s part of an upcoming episode. I have approximately one million follow-up questions: Why wasn’t this in the Christmas episode? Does the cast goof around on Photoshop between shooting “Gangnam Style“? Is it just a wee bit creepy that Murphy is teasing a sexy calendar featuring a bunch of twenty-something guys who play teenagers on the show? (There was serious outcry when a photoshoot happened with the ladies). Not to be the world’s creepiest Nancy Drew, but in other well-publicized pictures, Criss looked a lot different. It’s The Case of the Missing Chest Hair!

Now, Glee is not exactly known for keeping its show strictly realistic. So with that in mind, let’s brainstorm some ideas about how a Men of McKinley calendar may or may not fit into an upcoming plot: READ FULL STORY

Ho ho ho! Here's the Kardashian family's 2012 Kristmas kard

E!’s most famous family is dreaming of a white Christmas — because white’s the best color for reflecting flashbulbs, naturally.

The whole krew cloaked themselves in snow-colored outfits for what E! calls “the always hotly anticipated production that is the Kardashian and Jenner family holiday card,” which hit the web today. Because the holidays are a time for love and acceptance, I’ll try not to quibble with the network’s lack of quotation marks around “hotly anticipated.” But I do have a few burning questions about the image. Namely: READ FULL STORY

'Gossip Girl' series finale: Talk about it here! (Updated)

EARLIER: Gossip Girl has been a long, lovely, lascivious road — and it all comes to an end tonight.

After six seasons, the series that taught us about fashion, friends, and fake smiles will retire like an out-of-season handbag, but I beg you not to ruin your mascara with tears. (Also, tears are for the weak.) Instead, let us celebrate the morally reprehensible journey we’ve just taken and toast our frenemies from the Upper East Side.

I invite you to use this space to discuss the show’s series finale. At some point this evening — after your friendly Gossip recapper rediscovers the will to live in a world without the likes of Blair, Chuck, Serena, Dan…I guess Nate, too — this post will be updated to include a full recap of the action.

UPDATE: Recap below. -Xoxo READ FULL STORY

For the last time, 'The Hills' was fake

While appearing on Watch What Happens Live on Monday night, Kristin Cavallari confirmed the unthinkable: The Hills… was fake. (I’ll pause while you digest this. Take deep breaths. In. Out. In. Out. Ready?)

As a first-time guest, Cavallari was subjected to Plead the Fifth, a segment in which host Andy Cohen asks his guests three questions, only one of which they can choose not to answer. He started with a doozy: “How fake was The Hills?” “Oh, I don’t mind answering this question,” she promptly replied. “Pretty fake.” WHAT? “Fake relationships, fake fights… sorry.” You see, Ms. Cavallari was an actress that whole time. Don’t believe me? See for yourself: READ FULL STORY

Chicago news team mistakes 'Chicago Fire' set for real plane crash -- VIDEO

People having a worse day than you: WGN Morning News anchors Larry Potash and Robin Baumgarten.

Why, you ask? Well, these poor hosts spent their Friday morning on air giving a play-by-play report of an accident at the corner of Chicago’s 29th Street and Martin Luther King Drive. The problem? The so-called “accident” involving a downed aircraft was actually the set for an episode of Chicago Fire. Whoops! Watch the horror unfold below: READ FULL STORY

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