How Does Arie Luyendyk Jr. React When He Finds Out Frontrunner Bachelor Contestant Is Just 22?

The Bekah-ning is upon us.

Ever since ABC released the cast bios for Arie Luyendyk Jr.‘s season, Bachelor Nation has been abuzz with speculation over the fact that one contestant’s age was conspicuously not listed — and now, PEOPLE has the exclusive sneak peek at the big reveal.

The clip starts off by teasing the cast trip to Lake Tahoe, with Luyendyk Jr. confessing that certain relationships are “starting to develop, and it’s kind of scary.” And one of those relationships is with Bekah M., the aforementioned ageless contestant. The only wrinkle? He doesn’t know there’s a 14-year age difference between them. (He’s 36, and social media sleuths have figured out that Bekah is 22.)

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In the next scene, Luyendyk Jr. is in the middle of enjoying a romantic one-on-one with Bekah — “I see myself falling in love with her,” he admits — when she decides to casually bring it up.

“Wait,” she says. “Do you know how old I am?”

In response, Luyendyk Jr. covers his mouth in shock — but that’s not the only bomb being dropped on him this episode. The clip teases even more drama, this time with Krystal interrupting the middle of a rose ceremony. (“I need to make sure that it’s just Arie and I at the end of this,” she explains beforehand.)

As for the man of the hour? He might be in over his head.

“Everything is flipped upside down,” he says. “And I don’t know what to do.”

The Bachelor airs Mondays (8 p.m. ET) on ABC.

Andi Dorfman Thinks ABC Should Only Do The Bachelorette: It Has a ‘Way Better Track Record’

Andi Dorfman may not have found her happily ever after on The Bachelorette, but quite a few of her peers did.

The former reality TV star recently revealed what advice she has for the Bachelor franchise to create long-lasting couples: Stick to the ladies!

“Just do all Bachelorettes from now on,” she told Entertainment Tonight with a laugh. “Because other than myself, The Bachelorette seems to have a way better track record.”

Indeed, The Bachelorette does have a higher success rate: Six out of 13 women are still with their final pick, whereas just one Bachelor couple, Sean Lowe and Catherine Giudice are married. Two, if you count Jason and Molly Mesnick. (Jason chose Melissa Rycroft on the finale but got back together with runner-up Molly on After the Final Rose.)

“I think the women maybe take their time more,” Dorfman speculated. “I think women are just better pickers, except for myself. In the future, I hope to not pick any more wrong ones.”

Dorman is currently promoting her new bookSingle State of Mind. The 30-year-old is also the author of New York Times bestseller It’s Not Okay, a tell-air memoir released in May 2016 that details her experience with the Bachelor franchise — and her split from ex-fiancé Josh Murray.

Asked what she would say if she ran into Murray, 33, today, Dorfman said “nothing” — but she has, however, been in touch with Murray’s other famous ex from the franchise, Amanda Stanton.

“I’ve shared a couple drinks with Amanda and some of the other girls like Lauren Bushnell here in New York City,” she said. “I don’t think anyone wants to revisit a bad relationship. We’ll laugh, ‘Okay, we were engaged to the same guy,’ and then it’s like, moving on.”

“It’s the same way Kaitlyn Bristowe and I joke about, ‘Wow, we both had Nick on our season. Like, Nick met both of our parents,’ ” she continued. “We laugh about that kind of stuff, but I try not to focus on those negative relationships. I think we’re all happy with the relationships that didn’t work out and happy to move on.”

Single State of Mind is out now.

Bella Hadid Used to ‘Start Crying and Shaking’ Before Interviews: ‘It Was Really Nerve-Racking’

Bella Hadid is sharing some of her supermodel secrets.

On this week’s episode of Lifetime’s new series, Making a Model with Yolanda Hadid, the former Real Housewives star‘s daughter makes a special appearance — and PEOPLE has an exclusive sneak peek at the scene.

In the clip, Bella, 21, sits down with the show’s six aspiring models to find out how the competition has been going. When one of the contestants, Makenzie, reveals she struggles with social anxiety disorder, Bella opens up about her own experience with anxiety.

“Believe me, I get it and I understand it,” she admits. “I was totally there. My sister is very bubbly and very out there, and I was always very reserved. I would literally start crying and shaking if I had to do interviews at red carpet events. It was really nerve-racking and it’s scary, and it’s not only you.”

“It gets a lot better once you have to talk to people every day,” she adds. “Then you’re like, ‘Okay, I guess it’s my job, I have to do it!’ ”

Bella’s words are a source of comfort for Makenzie, who says the model feels like “a friend.”

“When Bella was telling us that she suffers from anxiety, I immediately felt a connection to her,” she says. “It just brought more hope. If she can do it, I hopefully can do it, too.”

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On the new eight-episode series, Yolanda Hadid uses her own modeling background and expertise to put a group of young aspiring models and their moms through an intensive eight-week bootcamp to see who has what it takes to win a management contract with Hadid herself — and the potential to sign with IMG Models in New York.

Making a Model with Yolanda Hadid airs Thursdays (10 p.m. ET) on Lifetime.

Jill Zarin Says Husband Bobby’s Death Left a ‘Hole’ in Her Heart in Loving Tribute Ahead of Funeral

Jill Zarin has shared a touching tribute to her late husband Bobby, who died at 71 on Saturday following a prolonged cancer battle.

“Rest In Peace my love,” she captioned a slideshow of photos of the two over the years. “Words cannot express the hole in my heart. Bobby taught me what true and deep love is. Thank you my love for sharing your life with me… for raising Allyson as if she was your own, being an amazing father and grandfather and teaching me how to be a better person. You inspire those around you to be the best they can be. I will never forget you… your legacy lives on through your beautiful children and grandchildren.”

“I will continue to raise money and awareness for ITOG (International Thyroid Oncology Group) so maybe this won’t happen to the next guy who draws the proverbial short straw,” she continued. “I will continue to honor you and make you proud. You taught me so many lessons. I will turn the lights off when I leave a room and try not to lose my keys! Lists! Yes I will make lists now that you can’t remind me.”

“Thank you to all our friends, family and fans for the most incredible love you have shown our family,” she said. “The messages bring tears to my eyes and will continue reading them all in the coming weeks. I will continue my tribute in the coming days and weeks and if you want to share anything please leave messages. Tomorrow is the funeral so I will sleep now. Love Jill.” (The family previously confirmed that a service would be held on Monday at 10 a.m. at Riverside Memorial in New York City.)

The former Real Housewives of New York City star announced her husband’s passing with a family statement on her website.

“With the heaviest of hearts, we are devastated to share the news that our beloved Bobby Zarin passed away peacefully today surrounded by family after a courageous battle with cancer,” read the statement. “There are no words to describe how heartbroken we are. Thank you, everyone for all your love, and support during this difficult time.”

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Bobby was first diagnosed with thyroid cancer in 2009 and went on to have his thyroid removed. He also underwent radioactive iodine treatment.

“The radioactive iodine usually kills off whatever undetectable cancer cells are left in your body after surgery,” he previously told PEOPLE. “We thought it was cured — and it usually is in about 93 percent of cases. But I wasn’t able to absorb the radioactive iodine. So it came back.”

The cancer wound up returning and spread to his lungs. In 2016, Jill revealed to PEOPLE that he had been diagnosed with a brain tumor and underwent Gamma Knife Radiosurgery at the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. His cancer took an “unexpected turn” last summer, and in July, he was admitted to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City while he recovered from a procedure.

“He is the most loving and caring person I have ever known besides my father,” Jill, 54, told PEOPLE at the time. “Sometimes life just isn’t fair. But we have such a great love story. He is the love of my life, and I will do everything in my power to heal and care for him.”

Kris Jenner Worries About Kylie Jenner’s Privacy: ‘There’s Always Somebody Trying to Exploit’ Her

Keeping Up with the Kardashians is back.

On part one of the midseason premiere, momager Kris Jenner was putting out family fires left and right — but Khloé Kardashian made sure her mom still found time for some fun.

Kourtney struggles with “mom guilt”

Kourtney, 38, was planning a trip to Egypt with a group of friends — including her boyfriend Younes Bendjima. Because she wasn’t ready to “mix the two worlds” yet — meaning her kids and her relationship — she felt that going on a trip was the “easiest way” to keep the two separate. But of course, she was still struggling to shake off the guilt she felt for leaving her kids at home.

“I’m really proud of you,” said Khloé, 33. “I’m proud that you’re doing something for yourself.”

“I’ve come a long way,” admitted Kourtney. “There was a time where I wouldn’t even sleep out for one night.”

But after a conversation with family friend Cici Bussey, who strongly advised her to stay home with her kids, Kourtney began to second-guess her decision — and criticized her ex Scott Disick, 34, for being unreliable.

“I think it’s frustrating to me to have a coparenting partner who’s not fully reliable,” she said. “I also get mom guilt. I was talking to Cici and I was telling her I might leave town and she was like, ‘You can’t go away again. When you’re a parent, you have to be a parent and that’s your first priority.’ After talking to her, she was re-instilling the mom guilt. It’s a lot of balance: work, being a mom and being social.”

But eventually, Kourtney decided to go on the trip anyway.

“I have realized in life that I need the balance,” she said. “It is hard to balance being in a relationship, work and my children. I just think that it’s really important for me to be there for them, and even though I want to go away and travel and do things for myself, it’s hard to find the balance of allowing myself to do that and not feel guilty.”

“I’ve definitely learned from my past relationship, where I really wouldn’t travel without the kids and I think it is important to take time — especially because my relationship is important to me and those worlds aren’t colliding right now — just making sure that I make time for both,” she added. “I think going on a trip once in a while reminds me the importance of being present and in the moment when I’m at home, and I think it makes me the best mom that I can be.”

Where’s Kylie?

Meanwhile, Kylie was still noticeably absent from the family show — but she did cause a frenzy when she called her mom to inform her that she caught one of her employees taking photos of her in her own home. (The 20-year-old has remained entirely under the radar since news broke in September that she’s expecting her first child with rapper Travis Scott.)

“I really feel bad for Kylie because there’s always somebody that’s trying to exploit a certain situation,” said Kris, 62, who contemplated having the employee “arrested.”

“To have somebody in her own home trying to snap pictures they shouldn’t be snapping is really, really stressful,” she added. “You want to be able to trust the people that you’re surrounded by, but we have to really be on alert at all time, and that’s extremely upsetting when you feel like you can’t be in your own bedroom or bathroom.”

Rob & Chyna drama

But Kylie wasn’t the only child that Kris was worrying about: She also had her hands full dealing with son Rob’s drama with his ex-fiancée Blac Chyna as they battled for custody of their 14-month-old daughter Dream.

“With Rob having sisters, he should just know better,” said Kim, 37. “He should have just like, controlled himself.”

“It just sucks,” said Khloé. “He’s made out to this bad guy when is taunting him. Love makes you do f—ed up things. Do you think anyone’s proud of that? No. You don’t f— with someone’s heart and emotions.”

“I know this is super hard for Rob because he was so in love with that girl, and this is definitely not the way that he thought his relationship was going to end,” she added. “But this has been really hard on my mom as well. She loves her kids with everything that she has, so any stress or burden that any of us have, she carries it on times 10.”

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Later in the episode, Kris informed Khloé that Rob and Chyna’s custody battle had finally been settled, calling it “the end of a really bad chapter.”

“Rob, when he loves, he loves hard. He would kind of do anything for her,” said Khloé. “He knows it was wrong. ”

“I’ll just be happy when this is behind him,” said Kris. “I think he’s learned a lot of lessons from this.”

But overall, Khloé was just happy to see Rob, 30, working on himself — including hitting the gym with his sister and her boyfriend Tristan Thompson, and making sure to regularly check in with his doctor.

“Even though this has been a roller coaster, I’m really proud of Rob for being able to handle all of this really maturely,” she said. “Now that the custody is settled, Rob can start fresh and move on from this. Rob is definitely an awesome dad to Dream, and I hope he just takes these life experiences and becomes better and better as he gets older.”

“I am so proud of him and I really hope he can just take our talk and put everything into action and just focus on bettering himself,” she continued. “Hopefully everything else will just fall into place. Rob has always been super sensitive and emotional, and I know this entire experience has been really hard on him. But just seeing him with Dream and seeing him be such a great dad — I really hope he just stays on this path right now.”

Khloé cheers up Kris

Between Rob and Kylie, Kris had her hands full.

“I’ve got kids with problems, I can’t stay anywhere for more than five minutes!” she said. “I swear to God, I’m going to lock myself in a funny farm.”

“There’s just a lot going on. It’s Rob and the whole custody thing, and settling, and it’s just wild,” she continued. “It’s stressful, because at the end of the day, I’m trying to help him navigate this because he’s never gone through anything like this before.”

Seeing that her mom was under “so much pressure” and had “so much on her plate,” Khloé decided to cheer her up the only way she knows how: by hiring a mime and sneakily handcuffing Kris to said mime. (The “obnoxious, fabulous” prank was courtesy of Impractical Jokers.)

“My mom has a crazy, wild sense of humor,” she explained. “She’s hysterical, she’s the life of the party. I feel like lately, she’s all about business. Everything’s super serious and a little more dark, and I just want her to get back to her old, awesome self.”

Even though she was a good sport about it, a few hours with Pierre the Mime was more than enough for Kris — but it did bring a smile to her face.

“By the end of the day, I’ve got to say, it was really fun,” she said. “I’ve never laughed so hard in my whole life.”

Keeping Up with the Kardashians continues Monday at 9 p.m. ET on E!

Yolanda Hadid Doesn’t Hold Back as She Critiques Aspiring Models on New Reality Show

As the mother — and agent! — to two of the biggest models working in the industry today, Yolanda Hadid knows what she’s doing.

On Lifetime’s new series, Making a Model with Yolanda Hadid, the former Real Housewives star uses her own modeling background and expertise to put six young aspiring models and their moms through an intensive eight-week bootcamp to see who has what it takes to win a management contract with Hadid herself — and the potential to sign with a major modeling agency. 

In PEOPLE’s exclusive sneak peek at Thursday’s season premiere, Hadid, 53, judges the mother-daughter duos on their first assignment.

“I love the way you used location. To me, I’m like, ‘Okay, that’s Times Square,’ ” she tells one girl, holding up the photo. “But there’s something about the image that doesn’t capture me. I think it’s too posed, and you’re a lot more beautiful than this.”

When the girl interrupts her mother’s response, Hadid is quick to intervene.

“I also saw you shush your mom — I didn’t like that,” she says.

And Hadid doesn’t shy away from her speaking her mind when she doesn’t agree with the mothers’ decisions.

“A 13-year-old in high heels? Not age-appropriate,” she tells one. “I think it made uncomfortable, because she’s not used to wearing, obviously, high heels.”

On the eight-episode series, the six aspiring models shack up under one roof in New York City with their mothers to pursue their dreams of becoming a supermodel. Each week, Hadid will put the girls and their moms through a series of lessons and assignments focusing on the physical, mental and emotional wellness that it takes to build a sustainable brand, designed to not only test their modeling abilities, but also the strength of the mother-daughter relationships.

With a $5,000 weekly prize on the line to put toward their future careers, only one girl will be left standing to win a management contract with Hadid’s company and the potential opportunity to be represented by IMG Models in New York. Hadid’s daughters Gigi and Bella, designers Tommy Hilfiger and Nicole Miller and supermodels Devon Windsor and Alek Wek will make special appearances throughout the season.

Making a Model with Yolanda Hadid premieres Thursday at 10 p.m. ET on Lifetime.

Tessa Thompson Clarifies Comment About Lena Dunham Not Being a Part of Time’s Up Movement

Tessa Thompson has clarified a remark she made about  Lena Dunham and the Time’s Up movement.

The Thor: Ragnarok actress tweeted a lengthy statement Tuesday regarding a comment she posted on a since-deleted Instagram, in which she said Dunham was not a part of “countless hours of work” in the last two months on the initiative, an organized campaign that aims to fight sexual harassment, assault and inequality for women in all kinds of workplaces.

“I sometimes lack finesse in navigating social media,” wrote Thompson, 34. “Hard to discuss issues with nuance there. A response I made to comments on an Instagram post became fodder for a piece that I believe was designed to create conflict where there isn’t any.”

“It’s perhaps more complex than that,” she continued. “But I, in no way, want to diminish Lena Dunham and her work, her voice, and her importance. We have spoken and she knows my heart. I feel a responsibility to women that have sometimes felt ignored, dismissed and underrepresented. They are my beacons.”

“I regret that my words were misinterpreted to distract from the most important thing: The Time’s Up campaign is for everyone, in all capacities, contributions big and small,” she concluded. “It doesn’t belong to any one. It is for us all. The beauty of this huge collaboration has been a group of countless committed people who have come together for a shared purpose. To create change. And it is such a powerful thing. I stand, humbled, with everyone involved. Linked not ranked.”

— Tessa Thompson (@TessaThompson_x) January 9, 2018

On Sunday, Thompson posted a photo on Instagram featuring Michelle Williams, Reese Witherspoon, Rashida Jones, Tracee Ellis Ross, Emma Stone, and Dunham pledging support for Time’s Up, which was a powerful presence at the 2018 Golden Globes. In the comment section, one user called out the inclusion of Dunham, citing her statements previously made in defense of Murray Miller, a Girls writer who was accused of sexual assault. (Miller denied the allegation, and Dunham, who came under intense scrutiny online for her initial statement, issued an apology on Twitter.)

In response, Thompson wrote, “Lena was not anywhere present in our group during the countless hours of work for the last two months. We hosted an open house for the actresses for red carpet messaging and Lena presence was a surprise to us all. This is a time of reckoning. And for many, a re-education. So many women also have real work to do. I’m afraid it’s too nuanced a conversation to have on this platform. But I hear you, and know that your thoughts and words are not lost on me. It’s been discussed.” (Thompson has since deleted the Instagram post.)

To donate to the Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund, which will provide subsidized legal support to women and men in all industries who have experienced sexual harassment, assault, or abuse in the workplace, visit its GoFundMe page. Learn more about Time’s Up, an organization of women in entertainment combating sexual harassment and inequality, on its website.

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On Monday, Dunham, 31, issued a statement to Indiewire saying she was “honored to be invited to the meeting by a close friend and to observe the work that these amazing women have been doing the past few months.”

“For highly personal reasons, I’ve been unable to join previous efforts but being asked to be a part of this celebratory moment was truly beautiful,” she said. “I’ve worked with Tessa and respect her artistry and admire her consistent candor.”

During an Instagram live on Tuesday, Dunham didn’t directly address the situation or the Time’s Up initiative, but she said she feels grateful to have had the opportunity to be “part of so many amazing moments and movements.”

“A lot of people were saying really sweet things to me on my Instagram and wanting to know how I was feeling,” she began. “The thing that I wanted to say was just that, you know, when you’ve had this job for as long as I have, which is seven or eight years now, and you’ve caused some mayhem at times, the internet doesn’t necessarily have the same power that it used to.”

“When you’ve had this job for as long as I have, you love and admire and are so grateful for the people who show you care,” she continued. “You feel so much gratitude for the care and passion that’s shown to you by the people who admire your work and the rest of the people kind of melt away, because they’re pixels and you’ve got to know what’s in your own heart.”

“I just feel so lucky that I’ve gotten to be a part of so many amazing moments and movements in my career,” she added. “And I feel really at peace with the fact that there are moments when you are the hero and moments when you are the villain and moments when you are magic and moments when you are less magic. You know what, it’s a journey that has strengthened me in ways that are really, really powerful.”

Grey’s Anatomy Web Series Follows Latest Batch of Newbie Doctors: Meet the B-Team

Good news for Grey’s Anatomy fans: There’s about to be even more to dissect.

PEOPLE can exclusively reveal that ABC and Shondaland are bringing you a six-episode web series, Grey’s Anatomy: B-Team. The full show, which follows the latest batch of newbie doctors as they navigate their way through Grey Sloan Memorial, will be available for streaming on and the ABC app starting Thursday.

Written by Barbara Kaye Friend with series regular Sarah Drew making her directorial debut, the six-episode digital series focuses on the new interns’ first day as surgeons forced to tackle the pressures of high-stakes medicine and difficult patients under the watchful and stern eye of Chandra Wilson‘s Chief Bailey.

Grey’s Anatomy: B-Team stars Sophia Taylor Ali (Dahlia Qadri), Jake Borelli (Levi Schmitt), Alex Blue Davis (Casey Parker), Jaicy Elliot (Taryn Helm), Rushi Kota (Vik Roy) and Jeanine Mason (Samantha “Sam” Bello). 

The series will also include appearances by Justin Chambers (Alex Karev), Kelly McCreary (Maggie Pierce), Kevin McKidd (Owen Hunt) and James Pickens Jr. (Richard Webber).

Grey’s Anatomy: B-Team goes live Thursday on the ABC app and

Hometowns Already? Arie Luyendyk Jr. Introduces Controversial Bachelor Contestant to His Family

Welcome back, Bachelor Nation. It’s week two of Arie Luyendyk Jr.‘s quest to find love, and Chris Harrison kicks off Monday’s episode by showing up at the mansion to casually inform the women that even though they’re all friends for now, it’s not going to last.

As if they needed the reminder.


It’s always telling who gets chosen for the first one-on-one date of the season. This time, it’s Becca K., a 27-year-old publicist from Minneapolis, Minnesota. We don’t know too much about Becca at first, but she’s definitely one of the least insane most likable contestants so far.

Arie shows up at the mansion to whisk Becca away on his motorcycle. He’s wearing a leather jacket, which causes most of the women to collectively lose all chill. The ladies scuttle outside to send the couple off like proud moms at prom, squealing about how “cute” Arie is when he zips up Becca’s jacket and plops her on the back of the bike. Nothing like watching your “boyfriend” leave for a romantic date with one of his 20 “girlfriends.”

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They arrive at an oceanside mansion in Malibu, and Arie surprises Becca with this season’s celebrity guest: fashion designer Rachel Zoe, who’s there to style Becca in her collection for the night ahead. Becca puts on a fashion show for Arie, who displays an excellent set of boyfriend skills by appropriately complimenting her on each gown, and then telling her that she can keep all of them. Ten points for Arie.

Like a true Prince Charming, he then gets down on one knee and presents her with a large chest, which he opens to reveal a pair of sparkly Christian Louboutin pumps.

“At the end of the day, Arie is what I’m here for,” she says. “So we could have really done anything today, and I would have enjoyed every second of it.” Okay. Sure, Becca. But the thousands of dollars of high-end merchandise certainly don’t hurt, do they?

Arie tells Becca he wanted to spoil her because he feels like she’s “down to earth” and it “wouldn’t fall on deaf ears,” which is funny because it kind of makes him sound like he thinks the rest of these ladies are shallow AF. And just when you thought we were done with the extravagant surprises, a man in a suit appears out of nowhere with a briefcase full of Neil Lane jewels.

Becca, while Arie helps her put on the earrings: “Have you ever done this before?”
Arie, clearly not thinking: “Yeah!”
Becca: “Oh. Okay.”
Arie, hurriedly correcting himself: “Uh, for my mom.”

Nice save, Arie. But Becca doesn’t care, because she’s dripping in diamonds and making out with Arie’s “pillow”-soft lips. Hey, did you guys know Arie is like, a really good kisser? No? Well, don’t worry. You’ll be reminded at least six times per episode!

Later that night, Arie takes Becca out for dinner. He talks a lot about race car driving and real estate, and it’s kind of a snooze fest, but then Becca opens up about her family, and it’s suddenly way more intense because she lost her dad to brain cancer. By the end of the night, these two are super cute together. And yes, she gets the rose — but she also gets to keep the Neil Lane earrings, so even if she loses the season, she still wins.

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The next morning, it’s time for the second one-on-one date, which goes to Krystal. Arie tells Krystal she made “an amazing first impression” on him, and for their date, he’s flying her via private plane to his hometown of Scottsdale, Arizona. Once they get there, he drives her around in a Porsche, pointing out the park bench where he had his first make-out and the Pizza Hut where he worked his first job. He even takes her to his house, showing her some of his most embarrassing baby pictures and home videos.

But the real test comes later in the day, when Arie takes her to meet his parents and brother. For the most part, it seems to go well — but internally, Krystal is panicking because she knows she’s going to have to open up to Arie about her own “less traditional” family and upbringing. She eventually does later that night, telling him about how her mom and dad got divorced when she was younger, and how she never really felt wanted by either of her parents. She even tells him about her younger brother — and how she found out that he had been living on the streets, essentially refusing to allow her to help him.

Though she was worried it would scare him off, Arie responds with compassion. They cap the night off with a private concert, and Krystal gets the one-on-one rose.


By the time the group date rolls around, the remaining women are practically foaming at the mouth to spend time with Arie. Scoring a coveted spot on the date are Maquel, Marikh, Tia, Valerie, Annaliese, Lauren G., Kendall, Bekah M., Jenny, Seine, Jenna, Caroline, Brittany, Bibiana and Chelsea.

The date itself is, of course, geared toward Arie being able to show off: The 15 women travel to a race track to compete in a demolition derby, which is an insane sport that somehow really does exist. It consists of drivers deliberately ramming their vehicles into one another, and the last one standing — meaning, the driver whose vehicle is still operational by the end — is awarded the victory.

The activity is basically bumper cars on crack, and Annaliese is completely traumatized due to a past experience with bumper cars in which she got stuck in the middle of the track and — you guessed it — got bumped. Tragic!

Poor Annaliese dissolves into tears, and Arie does a good job of keeping a straight face while he comforts her. The other women, not so much.

But even Annaliese has some healthy aggression to let out, and every single one of the women proves to be an absolute savage on the track. (Seinne wins, and Tia comes in second place.)

Later that evening, the group heads out for the evening portion of the date. The first woman to steal Arie away is — surprise, surprise — Chelsea. Chelsea finally reveals her “big secret” to Arie — that she’s a mom. “Cool, that’s great — so happy for you!” said none of the other girls.

Arie, meanwhile, is busy crushing hard on Bekah. As the two are off quite literally sucking face, Bibiana grows increasingly frustrated at the lack of time she’s had with Arie. (In her defense, as she admits, she does not know a single thing about this man other than the fact that he’s 6’2” and has light eyes.) She makes a scene and storms out of the room but regains her composure by the end of the evening — only to have Arie hand out the group date rose to Seinne.


Going into the cocktail party, tensions are running extremely high, especially for the contestants who’ve had little to no time with the man of the hour. As the night wears on, Arie bounces from one woman to another — making sure to sneak in another make-out session with Bekah — but there’s just not enough Arie to go around.

At last, Bibiana finally gets her time with him — only to be interrupted mere minutes later by Krystal, who not only has already spoken to Arie that night but also has a rose secured from her one-on-one. She’s committed a cardinal Bachelor sin, and Bibiana is out for blood.

Bibiana wastes no time confronting Krystal, scathingly insulting her airy, sing-song voice and warning her to “back the f— up.”

“I really think at this point, nobody’s going to respect your time,” she fumes. “You just dug a big a— hole for yourself.”

Finally, it’s time for the rose ceremony. Arie ends up sending Lauren J., Valerie and Jenny home — prompting one of the most awkward eliminations in Bachelor history when Jenny teeters out of the room in her heels, refusing to give Arie a goodbye hug or even make eye contact with him. He follows her outside and apologizes, confessing that he “just didn’t see it.”

“I just definitely don’t think this thing is for me,” she says.

“Yeah,” responds Arie. “I mean, it’s hard to open up.”

“I’m not sad about you,” she corrects him. “I’m sad about leaving my new friends.”

“I know you made friends,” responds Arie, displaying remarkable patience. “But at the end of the day, it’s more than that here, you know? Give me a hug. I hope you find what you’re looking for.”

“All right. See ya!”

Oh, Jenny. Jenny, Jenny, Jenny.

“I got broken up with for the first time,” she later tells the camera. “I’m so like, shocked. I literally came into this thinking I would end up with him, but he literally picked a taxidermist over me. I feel like I embarrassed myself.”

Well, she’s not wrong.

The Bachelor airs Mondays (8 p.m. ET) on ABC.

Khloé Kardashian Snaps After Kim Accuses Her of Lying: Inside Their ‘Dysfunctional Relationship’

Kim and Khloé Kardashian are known to butt heads here and there — but on Sunday’s episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians, they took it to a whole new level.

The argument first sparked during a discussion between Khloé, Kim and Kourtney. Khloé, 33, brought up the “craziest” videos that she had seen of a drunken girls’ night in which one of their friends was allegedly caught pleasuring herself on camera. Kim, 37, insisted that it hadn’t happened — even though she wasn’t actually present for the alleged act, and had already gone to sleep.

“Weren’t you asleep that night? Because I heard you were asleep, and I saw the videos,” said Khloé, 33. “It was Kourtney, her and whoever else was taking the videos and you were not in them.”

“I was asleep at that moment, but I don’t believe that she would be sitting there doing that,” said Kim, 37.

“Why can’t you just believe my story?” said Khloé, clearly irritated. “You piss me off, because you never believe me.”

Kourtney, 38, eventually confirmed that it was actually true, but Khloé was still fuming.

“You’re so easy to piss off,” said Kim to her sister, laughing as she walked out of the room.

“And you’re so easy to make insecure,” Khloé muttered under her breath. “Wait till I tell you about your f—ing fat a— in a second.”

Later, Khloé grabbed lunch with her besties Malika and Khadijah Haqq, telling them that she had been getting into “an obscene amount of fights” with Kim and admitting that she gets “beyond” defensive when someone accuses her of lying.

“Kim and I have a long history of her doubting me,” Khloé explained. “But I don’t think I’m a liar — I normally don’t lie. I used to lie when I was 16 years old, who doesn’t? I was a bad teenager, most kids are. But ever since then, I have been labeled a liar and it’s just frustrating and I’m not sure why I’m being held to something I did when I was 16.”

Khloé also admitted that she tends to go easy on Kourtney but can’t control her anger when it comes to Kim or mom Kris Jenner.

“I don’t get why I’m so passive with Kourtney — I laugh at Kourtney,” she said. “With Kim, I will bite down her throat, and with Kris, I do the same thing. I don’t know why. I do agree it’s not right. It’s like something possesses me. Honestly, I love Kim. We just have a very dysfunctional relationship.”

“I always want more patience,” she added. “I have so much patience for children, and then when it comes to my sisters or adults, I have such a short fuse. I wish I thought of adults as children.”

RELATED VIDEO: Pregnant Khloé Kardashian Reveals Which Sister Gives the Best Baby Advice — ‘We’ve Been Fighting’

After they’d both taken time apart to cool down, Khloé called up her sister to try to apologize — but Kim wasn’t having it.

“You just like, snap for no reason,” Kim said. “It’s just crazy how you snap, and it’s not even valid. Call me back when you feel like being a nice human being instead of being a f—ing bitch all the time.”

Since Kim continued to avoid her, Khloé decided to “ambush” her at her home. But all’s well that ends well, and the two ended up having a heart-to-heart about their issues.

“You called me a disloyal person,” Kim said. “I’m just like, over it, because I’m not.”

“I feel super bad about it and I don’t want to react that way to you,” Khloé said. “I’m embarrassed, and it’s disturbing how I respond to you, and I just feel like it stems from years and years of you not believing me. I get when I was 16, I used to exaggerate and tell stories, but that was like, when I was 16. I have come so far. When it comes to straight-up facts, I’ve been pretty loyal and honest.”

“I don’t even know why I don’t believe you half the time,” Kim said. “You haven’t given me a reason in so long to not believe you, so I don’t know why that’s like, my thing with you.”

Khloé said it meant “so much” to hear Kim acknowledge that and promised to work on her short temper.

“I say we both try to make a conscious effort,” she told Kim. “I won’t go off on you like that, and you just try to give me the benefit of the doubt.”

Keeping Up with the Kardashians airs Sundays (9 p.m. ET) on E!

Even Ryan Reynolds Is Fascinated by the Kardashian/Jenner Baby Boom

Since multiple sources confirmed to PEOPLE over three months ago that both Kylie Jenner and Khloé Kardashian are pregnant, fans have been waiting with bated breath for the official announcements — including, apparently, Ryan Reynolds.

The Deadpool star — who, at this point, has established himself as one of the funniest celebrities on Twitter — revealed he’s been pondering famous family’s baby boom in a tweet Tuesday.

“Can someone settle an argument between me and my priest? Which Kardashians are pregnant?” he asked.

Can someone settle an argument between me and my priest? Which Kardashians are pregnant?

— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) January 2, 2018

Of course, anyone Keeping Up lately can answer that for him: Kim Kardashian West, 37, is currently expecting her third child and second daughter with Kanye West, 40, via surrogate, Khloé, 33, is expecting her first child, a baby boy, with her boyfriend, 26-year-old NBA star Tristan Thompson (she finally confirmed the news last month), and Kylie, 20, is expecting her first child, a baby girl, with her boyfriend, 25-year-old rapper Travis Scott — though she has yet to publicly address her pregnancy and has remained entirely under the radar in recent months.

So which KarJenner sisters aren’t expecting? Kourtney Kardashian and Kendall Jenner — but that doesn’t stop the internet from stirring up rumors from time to time. And when that happens, don’t expect these two to let it fly.

In October, Kourtney, 38, clarified that headlines claiming she revealed she was pregnant in an interview were false.

“I see online that I said I was pregnant in an interview, but that was completely taken out of context,” she tweeted. “The interviewer asked me, ‘What’s a crazy rumor that you’ve heard about yourself?’ and my answer was … ‘I’ve heard that I am pregnant.’ ”

I see online that I said I was pregnant in an interview, but that was completely taken out of context.

— Kourtney Kardashian (@kourtneykardash) October 24, 2017

The interviewer asked me “What’s a crazy rumor that you’ve heard about yourself?” and my answer was…”I’ve heard that I am pregnant.”

— Kourtney Kardashian (@kourtneykardash) October 24, 2017

And Kendall, 22, had her own response to fans speculating that she might be pregnant after she posted a photo last week wearing a skin-tight polka dot dress that clung to her curves.

i just like bagels ok!!!

— Kendall (@KendallJenner) December 31, 2017

“I just like bagels ok!!!” she tweeted. Same, Kenny!

Did The Bachelor’s Arie Luyendyk Jr. Get a New Year’s Eve Kiss?

The new season of The Bachelor is officially underway — and that means Arie Luyendyk Jr. should start getting used to dodging questions for the next couple of months.

The 36-year-old professional auto racing driver and realtor stopped by Good Morning America on Tuesday, the morning after his two-hour season premiere, to talk all things Bachelor. And while the show wrapped filming around Thanksgiving, the outcome will remain top secret until the finale airs — so when he was asked whether he got a New Year’s Eve midnight kiss, Luyendyk Jr. played coy.

“I was all alone!” he said. “I was with some of our production team . It was a blast. I braved the cold. It was so cool to be there.”

The @BachelorABC himself @ariejr tells us that “it was overwhelming at first” dating 29 women at once. “There was a lot of pressure!”

— Good Morning America (@GMA) January 2, 2018

Of watching the show back, Luyendyk Jr. says it’s been “so much fun” to see “the other end of things.”

“For me, obviously, I’m having so many great conversations,” he said. “But seeing the interviews the girls did, and the jokes I didn’t get because I was so nervous. … It was overwhelming at first. That first night, I was just so nervous. It was a long time since I was on camera, so there was a lot of pressure.”

RELATED VIDEO: The Bachelor‘s Arie Luyendyk Jr. Says He Fell for Two Women on the Show

But evidently, he got into the swing of it soon enough: Luyendyk Jr. recently told PEOPLE exclusively that he actually “fell in love with two women” this season.

“I didn’t know I was capable of that,” he admitted. “I’ve never been in that situation, and it was really hard. And they were two very different women, and that’s what made it even harder.”

“The end was really difficult for me,” he added. “And I think that it’s because it’s such a huge decision, and it’s my life. But I’m happy, and I wouldn’t have changed anything.”

The Bachelor airs Mondays (8 p.m. ET) on ABC.

Arie Luyendyk Jr. Meets His Bachelor Contestants — and One Already Has Him Down on One Knee!

Happy Monday, everyone. We’re kicking off 2018 the only way we know how: with the two-hour premiere of Arie Luyendyk Jr.‘s season of The Bachelor.

And yes, you read that right. We haven’t traveled back in time. It is 2018, and the Bachelor is Arie. As we’ve observed, the choice to cast the 36-year-old professional auto racing driver slash realtor — who was the runner-up on Emily Maynard‘s season of The Bachelorette in 2012, and hasn’t appeared on the franchise since — was met with mixed reactions.

But rest easy, Bachelor nation. He may not be Peter Kraus, but on Monday’s premiere, Arie performed all of his Bachelor duties with poise and grace. It turns out he’s also quite endearing, and funny, and his silver foxy gray hair grows on you. But Arie’s main appeal is that he takes us back to the good old Bachelor days, where you didn’t know too much about the lead. For starters, we haven’t all been watching Arie sell tea on Instagram for the last six years. In fact, we don’t really know all that much about Arie, or 2018 Arie, at least, which means he kind of has a clean slate. Where he takes it from here, only time will tell — but in the spirit of turning over a new leaf in the new year, let’s give this handsome suitor a fair chance.

RELATED VIDEO: Arie Luyendyk Jr. Says He’s Okay with People Calling Him the ‘Old’ Bachelor: ‘I’m Older and Wiser — and Grayer’


Arie’s premiere kicks off in classic Bachelor fashion: a cheesy intro (he’s gearing up for “the most important race” of his life!), followed by a highlight reel of his previous franchise experience (TL;DR: Emily broke his heart, and then she didn’t even bother reading that journal he gave her), capped off with a visit from previous Bachelor stars. This time it’s Sean and Catherine Lowe, who share one son and have another baby on the way. In Arie’s words, they’re “overachieving.”

Arie confesses that he hasn’t been in love since he was on The Bachelorette, and somewhere, all of his recent ex-girlfriends just screamed in unison as they drown their sorrows in a glass bottle of wine.

Then, the race is on for Arie’s heart! Enter the 29 women in the running — about half of whom, coincidentally, happen to work in real estate. For the most part, this is pretty much your textbook Bachelor cast. In the spirit of originality, there are no less than four Laurens. There’s also the small-town sweetheart (Tia, who is friends with Raven Gates and looks like a cross between JoJo Fletcher and Becca Tilley), the quirky one (Kendall, who’s obsessed with taxidermy), the bubbly blonde (Krystal, who actually sounds kind of sedated), and the one not here to make friends (Chelsea, a single mom who is about to Olivia Caridi this whole season).

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Honestly, disappointed by the limo arrivals this season. None of them hold a candle to Alexis, our beloved shark/dolphin. But here are a few highlights:

Tia, who is from Weiner, Arkansas, gives Arie a little wiener — but not before asking if he already has one.
Becca K., who has Arie get down on one knee for her. Girl knows what she’s doing.
Bekah M., who pulls up in a ’65 cherry red Mustang, sparking the ire of every other contestant who didn’t think of doing that.
Maquel, who pulls up in an actual race car. Bye, Bekah!

Honorable mention to all the Laurens, who were forced to meet Arie one after the other.


The first woman to grab Arie once the night is underway is Chelsea. It’s immediately obvious that Chelsea is going to be the “villain,” or at least one of them, this season. She’s a single mom, but opts not to disclose that information to Arie immediately because she’s fixated on remaining “mysterious.” Seems ill-advised, but you do you, Chelsea.

The night wears on, and the women grow progressively more and more anxious to meet with the man of the hour. Many of them choose to use their limited time for random gimmicks, like Lauren G., who feeds Arie pineapple because that’s her “safe word,” or Jenna, who rambles nonsensically as she gives Arie a foot massage.

But others appear to click rather well with him, especially Bekah. They don’t kiss, but he does seem particularly intrigued by her and her pixie cut.

The first kiss of the night goes to Brittany T. after she surprises him with a miniature car race in the driveway. It’s really just a perfunctory kiss, part of a silly bet the two had made, but she walks away breathless, gushing that his lips are like “clouds and pillows.” ABC is really trying to sell us on that whole kissing bandit thing.

The second kiss of the night, or the first real kiss, goes to Chelsea after she decides to interrupt Arie’s time with Krystal so that she can get a second round with him.

It’s painfully obvious, however, that Chelsea only does this to one-up the rest of the women, because as soon as they’re done kissing, she scuttles right back into the house to announce that she just “met” Arie for the second time. (Who says that? You “meet” someone once.)

“It was awesome,” she tells the girls. “He’s still like, the same charming person.” The same guy as when you first met him earlier in the night? You don’t say! But Chelsea must have done something right, because she gets the coveted First Impression Rose.

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Finally, it’s time for the rose ceremony. The 29 women, exhausted and delirious from the night — the sun has already risen by now — shuffle into the living room to find out who will be sent home, humiliated and at this point, probably already hung over.

Farewell, Alison, Amber, Bri, Brittane J., Jessica, Nysha, Olivia, and one of the Laurens. We hardly knew ya.

The Bachelor airs Mondays (8 p.m. ET) on ABC.