Ben and Lauren: Happily Ever After? Is a Missed Opportunity For a Look Behind the Reality TV Curtain

The first thing you need to know about The Bachelor spin-off show Ben and Lauren: Happily Ever After? is that the show’s title originally had no question mark at the end of it. The second thing you need to know is that two minutes into the premiere episode, I thought it was total crap and the worst thing I’ve ever…

Who Knows If Bachelor Ben Is Going into Politics, But He's Definitely Returning to Reality TV

Freeform announced Wednesday that former Bachelor Ben Higgins and his chosen Lauren Bushnell will be returning to the small screen, in a series they’re ominously titling Ben and Lauren: Happily Ever After (at least Britney and Kevin: Chaotic was honest) chronicling the couple’s life now that they’re settled in…

This Week In Tabloids: Duchess Kate Probably Having Twins, and Ellen DeGeneres Probably Dying?

Welcome to Midweek Madness, where we find ourselves reading 30-year-old love letters written by Tom Cruise to his ex-girlfriend twice in a row for some reason. This week, Ellen DeGeneres and Scott Disick could very easily be dying, Ben Higgins could very easily be the most boring person on the planet, and Duchess Kate…

Lace, This Season's 'Crazy' Bachelor Contestant, Helpfully Imploded On-Camera Last Night

On every season of The Bachelor, there is a “crazy” contestant. Whether acting of her own accord or (more likely) prodded by invisible producers, she provides the drama for the first few weeks, until the bachelor’s dislike for/fear of her becomes too painfully obvious for even the most optimistic of audience members…

Meet Reality Steve, the Man Who Spoils the Bachelor, and the Best Journalist Who Isn't One

Steve Carbone, the man best known as Reality Steve, emailed me back no more than a minute after I sent him a note asking to interview him. “Sure. No problem. How do you want to do this?” the email read, sent from his iPhone. Carbone is nothing if not plugged in, and as the man who famously spends his days “spoiling”…

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