A Brief Explainer for the Uninformed: Ashley Iaconetti and Jared Haibon Are in Love

After three years of “will they or won’t they,” Ashley Iaconetti and Jared Haibon have finally said yes to love’s warm embrace. Their new coupledom was announced in a gushing 45-minute video interview that premiered exclusively on People.com. If you don’t know who Ashley Iaconetti and Jared Haibon are, that’s fine,…

'There's Something They Want to Hide': A Conversation With Bachelor Nation Author Amy Kaufman

In May 2014, I wrote a piece about Amy Kaufman, an entertainment reporter for the Los Angeles Times who’d been uninvited by ABC from press calls and events for The Bachelor because the network disliked the tone of her coverage about the show. The choice to cut Kaufman off was an odd one. As a longtime fan of the…

Missing Person/Bachelor Contestant Resurfaces on Kimmel, Admits She Really Wanted Peter (Same)

When contestant Bekah Martinez left The Bachelor this November, she headed up to a friend’s weed farm in the mountains for some much needed R&R. Unfortunately, she was also without phone service, leading her mother to file a missing person report. That Martinez was technically a missing person didn’t become common…

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After Allegations of Misconduct, What on Earth Will This Season of Bachelor in Paradise Look Like?

For the first time ever, ABC’s Bachelor spinoff Bachelor in Paradise is getting people to take it seriously. To the show’s discredit, this was accomplished through dark and unethical circumstances when two contestants’ alcohol-infused sexual encounter (not a first for BiP) lead to an internal investigation and bigger…