In best use of time ever, state rep. drafts bills banning The Bachelor's Arie Luyendyk Jr. from Minnesota 

Well, he may have dumped his fiancee on national television, gotten universally scorned for the piss-poor way he went about it, and inadvertently revealed himself as a secret jerk hiding inside a nice guy shell, but at least The Bachelor’s Arie Luyendyk, Jr. won’t ever have to eat poorly prepared hotdish.

UPDATED: People are Venmo-ing money to jilted Bachelor winner Becca so she can get sloshed

Last night, sentient vape pen Arie Luyendyk Jr. pulled some regrettable shit (even by Bachelor standards) by choosing finalist Becca Kufrin over runner-up Lauren Burnham, then reneging on that decision a few weeks later by dumping Kufrin in agonizing fashion so he could win back Burnham. The breakup was bad enough,…

The Bachelor finale reveals the manipulative core of many a "nice guy"

Once again, The Bachelor does its best to make us think the craziest shit you’ve ever seen in your life is about to go down. “The most dramatic conclusion in Bachelor history,” etc. etc. Instead, what we get is a more brutal, unsettling version of what happened during Jason Mesnick’s season. Much as he proposed to one…

Drag Race’s The Bachelor parody is so good it should be its own show

Drag Race comedy challenges rarely leave me begging for more, but “The Bitchelor” deserves to be a Burning Love-style series on WOW Presents Plus. This parody of The Bachelor assigns each drag queen a different dating show archetype and pairs them up to improvise scenes with Unreal’s Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman, and I…

The odds are worse than you’d imagine for Bachelor and Bachelorette couples

Few people who watch The Bachelor or The Bachelorette do so without some kind of game attached. Maybe it’s a drinking game—do shots when someone cries. Or perhaps it’s a brain buster—what purpose, exactly, does Chris Harrison serve? Or maybe it’s a good old-fashioned bet, with each viewer putting cash down on a…

The A.V. Club improved this year’s crop of Bachelorette contestants

Season 13 of The Bachelorette begins on Monday, and the bios of the latest batch of chiseled stud-bros just went live, meaning the entire A.V. Club staff had to take a moment to soak in these new contestants. They feature such charmers as Grant, 29, who says, “I like being the center of attention while appearing to…

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15 years ago, The Bachelor wrote the reality TV script, and little has changed

Caity PenzeyMoog: The Bachelor turns 15 this week. Alex McLevy and I—along with a glut of other A.V. Clubbers—recap the modern iteration of the show every season around the office’s proverbial watercooler (a LaCroix minifridge). So when we realized that the show has been on for 15 years this week, we wondered how much…

The Bachelor for babysitters would be even more cutthroat

Nick Viall is just a week away from ending his Bachelor journey by proposing to a woman he’s spent about 42 hours with in total. But if there’s one thing harder than finding love, it’s finding a decent babysitter. At least, that’s the premise of this new sketch from the parenting YouTube channel What’s Up Moms, which…

Dancing With The Stars asks you to pretend you’ve never seen these stars dancing

The whole draw of Dancing With The Stars—ABC’s Americanized version of the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing, which couldn’t sound more Anglo even if there was a “Pip pip!” somehwere in there—is in watching celebrities who don’t normally dance work their way through complicated routines with the help of professional hoofers…