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2020-04-29 10:19:00

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Bachelor Colton Underwood Throws Shade Over Demi Burnett’s Love Life

Former The Bachelor lead, Colton Underwood, defended current Bachelor in Paradise contestant Demi Burnett against a troll on Twitter who attacked both Burnett and Underwood, but it didn’t garner the response the troll had hoped. 

Fan-favorite Burnett was a contestant on the most recent season of The Bachelor and was eliminated by Underwood during week 6 of the show, though she is much better known for her sharp wit than for her relationship with the former NFL player. Burnett has been a hot topic on this season of Bachelor in Paradise where she revealed that she is bisexual, and in the most recent episode of the show, Burnett’s girlfriend was brought onto the show so the pair could continue their relationship. Bachelor Nation overall was supportive of Burnett when she came out, but there are still a few naysayers who felt their opinions on her sexuality should be heard. One Twitter user decided to take the opportunity to take a shot at both Burnett’s and Underwood. 

Related: Bachelor in Paradise Contestants with Best Shot at Being the Next Bachelor

In a tweet, Underwood responded to a troll who wrote that they didn’t blame Burnett for “wanting to date / fall in love with a girl after @colton. I probably would too.” Though he has typically strayed away from the Bachelor Nation drama following his controversial season finale, Underwood responded back to the troll, saying their response was “ignorant” and that it was “sad that this is your takeaway in all this.”  See the full exchange below:

Burnett has not yet responded to the tweet from Underwood or the other Twitter user, despite being quite active on Twitter on Monday and Tuesday nights when Bachelor in Paradise is airing. Most recently, Burnett was involved in a Twitter exchange with The Bachelorette and Bachelor In Paradise alum Tanner Tolbert, who compared Burnett to controversial contestant Jed Wyatt from Hannah Brown’s season of The Bachelorette. Burnett and other Bachelor Nation members were quick to disagree with the comparison, however, saying that her situation was different since Burnett was open with Bachelor in Paradise partner, Derek Peth, about the situation from the beginning. 

Regardless of the support she has received from Bachelor Nation and from fellow contestants, such as Underwood, the latest episode of Bachelor in Paradise sparked a debate online about whether or not it’s fair that Burnett was allowed to bring her girlfriend Kristian Haggerty onto the show to continue a relationship that already existed. Many online felt that the couple should go home now that they’ve been reunited, but the teasers for the upcoming episodes seem to show that the pair stays, at least for the time being.

Next: Bachelor in Paradise: Dylan Barbour is Officially Falling in Love with Hannah Godwin

Bachelor in Paradise airs Mondays and Tuesdays at 8pm on ABC.

Source: Colton Underwood



2019-08-27 09:08:20

Julia Thompson

Aaron Paul Throws Shade At Sudden Breaking Bad Movie Trailer Drop

Breaking Bad actor Aaron Paul isn’t entirely happy with the way news of the upcoming movie sequel broke, throwing shade via social media. Created by Vince Gilligan, Breaking Bad followed science teacher Walter White as he endeavored to become the criminal kingpin known as Heisenberg. The character recruited Jesse Pinkman to assist him in building a Crystal Meth business. As Jesse, Paul was supposed to be killed off in season 1. The writers, however, had a change of heart. The move went on to pay dividends, with Jesse going on to largely be considered the heart of the show.

Breaking Bad aired for a total of five seasons. It garnered a number of awards – with Paul himself winning three Emmys for Best Supporting Actor. In the wake of the show’s conclusion, a prequel centered on “criminal” lawyer Saul Goodman was rapidly greenlit. Better Call Saul debuted in 2015 to similar acclaim and awards recognition. Inching closer and closer to the start of the Breaking Bad timeline, the spin-off has already aired four seasons, with a fifth confirmed for 2020. Regardless, fans have hungered for more from that world and a true sequel.

Related: 10 Breaking Bad Storylines That Were Never Resolved

Rumors of a movie following up on Jesse Pinkman had been rumored for a number of years. For a time it seemed as though Paul and Bryan Cranston, who played Walt, were teasing an official announcement. It turned out, however, to be regarding the co-stars unveiling a Mezcal line. Regardless, the rumors continued to circulate. They were seemingly confirmed by Better Call Saul actor Bob Odenkirk, who declared that the film had finished filming. Following a leak of the Netflix page for the movie, however, an official announcement was made and the first official teaser trailer was released. Paul took to Twitter, however, to lament the way the secret had come to be official public knowledge, sarcastically thanking the New York Times. Check out his original tweet and subsequent follow-up response to a fan below:

Paul will also feature prominently in Westworld season 3. Playing a man named Caleb, he was revealed to be a construction worker who dabbles in criminal heists. As seen in the first season 3 trailer, the character will have a fateful encounter with Delores (Evan Rachel Wood) and be drawn into her dangerous mission. Given the nature of the show, speculation remains rife that things aren’t exactly what they seem.

However, it’s the character of Jesse Pinkman that people are most eager to see him (once again) embody. It’s safe to say that the character suffered a great deal over the course of Breaking Bad. When last seen, he had just managed to escape long-term captivity. Experiencing a flurry of emotions, Jesse laughed and cried simultaneously as he drove into the night and towards an uncertain future. Ever since, fans have theorized what may have become of the tragic character. The fact that audiences will actually get the answers they seek is no doubt an exciting prospect.

That being said, it’s clear that a lot of effort went into keeping it secret. However, it’s unclear if the plan was to drop the whole movie on Netflix as a surprise. In either case, it’s easy to see why Paul might be disappointed. To successfully carry the secret without a word, only for outside forces to spill the beans would be understandably frustrating. Unfortunately, for better or worse, the word is out now. All anybody can do is wait and see whether Gilligan has indeed crushed it and goes three for three in bringing the Breaking Bad world to screens in a compelling, satisfactory fashion.

More: 5 Fan Theories About The Upcoming Breaking Bad Movie We Hope Come True (& 5 We Don’t Want To See)

El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie will be released on October 11 on Netflix.

Source: Aaron Paul/Twitter



2019-08-24 09:08:10

John Atkinson

Chris Harrison Throws Shade at Kevin Fortenberry & Jane Averbukh

In a social media post, Bachelor in Paradise host Chris Harrison threw shade at arguably the two most forgettable cast members of season 6, Kevin Fortenberry and Jane Averbukh. With a Bachelor Nation who’s who of a cast, Harrison decided it would be funny to shine the spotlight on the two contestants who entered with the least amount street cred – or Bachelor Mansion cred, as it were.

Averbukh was a nonentity on Colton Underwood’s season of The Bachelor, departing with seven other women on night one – technically, morning two, since the first cocktail party drags on until the sun comes up the next day – to little fanfare. To Fortenberry’s credit, he stuck around a little longer on Hannah Brown’s season of The Bachelorette, making it all the way to week five. Fortenberry, however, failed to out stand out among the early exits, as future Bachelor in Paradise contestants John Paul Jones and Cam Alaya left more of a lasting impression. Averbukh, who has already been eliminated on Bachelor in Paradise, built her brand by becoming known as the woman who drinks hot sauce. Fortenberry’s airtime has largely been focused on his physique, which he has not been afraid to put on display in Mexico.

Related: Bachelor in Paradise’s Tanner Tolbert & Demi Burnett Argue Over Jed Wyatt Comparison

Following the latest episode, Harrison plastered a cast photo on Instagram writing, “True story I broke 3 ribs sliding into this photo between the biceps of Clay and that guy to my left (not really sure who that is???) While we’re at it who’s the woman in yellow in the middle? Definitely need a cheat sheet”. The guy to Harrison’s left was Fortenberry, while the yellow-clad woman in question was almost certainly Averbukh. Fellow contestant Onyeka Ehie, who was standing above Averbukh and also wearing yellow, commented, “For a second, I thought you were talking about me lol”.

The post clearly drew the attention of Bachelor Nation, as other cast members from this season offered their reactions. Sydney Lotuaco wrote, “Shots fired” and Chris Bukowski said, “Amazing.” Both comments were punctuated with crying emojis. Tanner Tolbert, from season two of Bachelor in Paradise, responded simply with the same laughing-so-hard-it-makes-me-cry emoji.

Harrison has long poked fun at the fringe characters who don’t seem to possess a gravitational pull toward airtime like Blake Horstmann or don’t have the natural ability to humorously narrate a season like Demi Burnett. Even Brown once wondered who Averbukh was during the Women Tell All episode of Underwood’s season when the unremarkable premiere boot decided to speak up. As inconsequential as the runs of Averbukh and Fortenberry on the show may be, it’s become somewhat of a pastime for casual fans of the franchise to wonder who a certain contestant is when the season is already five weeks in and then cheer for that person for their underdog edit. If that near-invisible root-ability comes with a side of hot sauce and bulging biceps, all the better.

Next: Ashley Iaconetti & Jared Haibon’s Wedding Was a Bachelor Nation Reunion

Bachelor In Paradise airs Mondays and Tuesdays at 8pm EST on ABC.

Source: Chris Harrison



2019-08-18 06:08:06

Justin Fedich