Thursday, March 8, 2018

HOTLIST - 3.8.18

THE BACHELOR: Arie Proposed to Lauren

The Bachelor season finale came to a fitting conclusion: Arie Luyendyk Jr. proposed to Lauren Burnham with a 3.5 carat diamond ring. Then host Chris Harrison wished for Arie that this engagement lasted longer than his previous one.

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His jilted fiancée, Becca Kufrin, earned a second chance at love. The studio audience roared with approval as Becca was announced as the next Bachelorette. The crowd was clearly Team Becca and disapproved of the way Arie mistreated her.

Chris Harrison explored the timeline from Arie proposing to Becca in Peru to Lauren accepting him back with open arms and heart. He’d been engaged for only five weeks when Arie DM’d Lauren’s Instagram account on New Year’s Eve. By the first weekend in February, they’d hooked up.

In between, Lauren assured Arie that she wanted him back. It meant he could dump Becca with confidence that a rebound romance awaited. Arie put on an act for the cameras outside Lauren’s home. He didn’t have butterflies. He knew perfectly well Lauren would welcome him back. (Gossip Cop)

There are conflicting reports about how cameras joined Arie for the breakup with Becca. ABC denied forcing it, but former Bachelor Jason Mesnick admitted he refused producer's demands to record him ending an engagement.

ED WESTWICK: Ugly Sex Abuse Allegation

Gossip Girl star Ed Westwick has been hit with an ugly sex-abuse allegation.

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Former stylist Haley Camille Freedman says the British actor held her as a sex slave for a weekend at his L.A.-area home in 2014. She says she was partying with Westwick and friends, got somewhat drunk, and wound up being the last one to leave. They started having consensual sex, but when she refused some kinky requests, Westwick got rough -- spitting on her, slapping her and choking her. Freedman alleges that he again attacked her in the shower. He offered to drive her home, but kept delaying so he could attack her again. Freedman says the ordeal lasted more than 48 hours.

Freedman isn't suing Westwick, but former business partners who blackballed her after she tried to go public with her allegations. Westwick has denied the claims and says he has proof she's lying.

Westwick has also been accused of rape by two other women.

AGT facing legal battle:

America's Got Talent has been hit with a wrongful death suit.

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According to TMZ, Maureen Allen was severely injured after she flipped her motorized wheelchair over cables for the show's taping. After being hospitalized, she suffered a stroke. A number of surgeries followed and several months later she died. The estate believe the show's negligence is to blame for Allen's death.

Happy News For Fixer Upper Stars:

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Fixer Upper stars Chip Gaines and Joanna Gaines are expecting a baby boy. Chip broke the news in a video on Wednesday. The couple already have two boys and two girls.