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Every Time Bachelor Nation Stars Left Before the Final Rose Ceremony

Not a fan of roses! The premise of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette has stayed the same since the ABC dating series began in 2002, but not all of the contestants have played by the rules. If the show goes according to plan, 25 to 30 men or women begin the journey to find love each season and by the season finale, the lead chooses one person to get engaged to — and hands out the final rose. Over the past few decades, however, the ABC series has seen its fair share of individuals switch things up and walk off the show on their own terms. There have been 15 women who’ve left The Bachelor before the final rose ceremony and seven men who’ve walked out of The Bachelorette in the past — all of which surprised fans and the show’s lead. On season 23 of The Bachelor, which aired in 2019, four women made the choice to leave Colton Underwood in the lurch. His final pick, Cassie Randolph, even tried to bail before he confessed that she was The One. During the fantasy suite episode, Randolph told Underwood that “I’m not in love” and eliminated herself from the competition, causing him to famously jump the fence. The two later agreed to continue their journey together, meet his parents in Spain, and Randolph accepted his final rose in the finale — but that was the only time in Bachelor Nation that someone left and then actually won. Andi Dorfman opted to end her search for romance during the fantasy suites episode of season 18 of the series — she later became the Bachelorette — during one of the most frustrating breakups the show has seen. After Juan Pablo Galavis tried to reassure Dorfman that “it’s OK” — which was his catchphrase during the season — the lawyer shut him down before heading home. “It shouldn’t just be OK. It’s not OK. When you say it’s OK, it bothers me,” she said to him at the time. “I want to die if I have to hear ‘It’s OK’ again. I can’t handle it!” Two big departures on the female-led spinoff were season 9’s Brooks Forester and season 6’s Frank Neuschaefer. Forester walked out on Desiree Hartsock just days before the final rose ceremony in 2013. At the time, he was the front-runner, but after leaving she chose Chris Siegfried as the winner. The two wed in 2015 and share two children. Neuschaefer had an even more dramatic conversation with Ali Fedotowsky when he took himself out of the game in Tahiti with only three men remaining. At the time, he revealed he still had feelings for an ex-girlfriend, which broke the Massachusetts native’s heart. Scroll down to see all of the shocking self-eliminations in Bachelor and Bachelorette history.


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The One Thing All Great SNL Political Impressions Need

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Olivia Munn Comments on Ex Joel Kinnaman's Engagement Announcement

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Michael Douglas, 76, sees his month old grandson Ryder T. Douglas

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Mia Farrow Says Her 2-Year-Old Granddaughter Is 'Proud' to Be Named After Coretta Scott King

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Phoebe Dynevor says she 'can't imagine' filming season 2 of 'Bridgerton' during the pandemic

During a recent interview with Deadline, the 25-year-old Netflix star said she's unsure how production would go "unless there was a vaccine."


Year In Review: The Best Under-the-Radar Films of 2020

In most years, the film industry manages to stir up a fair amount of noise for its wares, buying billboards and Super Bowl spots, trotting out movie stars on talk shows and using glitzy red-carpet premieres to put the latest movies on audiences’ radar. But 2020 wasn’t like other years for reasons you’re probably tired


‘Sex and the City’: The 10 Best Episodes, Ranked

“Sex and the City” is about to pivot into a bold new future without one of its core cast members — but fans know that friendship, in all its complications, was at the heart of the original series. In the run-up to the newly announced HBO Max series, “And Just Like That,” following three of


Judas and the Black Messiah's LaKeith Stanfield, Daniel Kaluuya hold court in EW's exclusive portraits


Dexter finale: Everything we know about the new limited series reboot

Here's everything we know so far about Showtime's Dexter reboot, which promises to give fans a more satisfying conclusion than season 8.


Eddie Huang likens his basketball film Boogie to Good Will Hunting

Watch the first trailer for Huang's directorial debut, set for release on March 5.


Hitsville USA: The 20 greatest Motown singles

In January 1959, a little-known songwriter named Berry Gordy took $800 he scrounged together from family — along with meager royalties he earned writing "Lonely Teardrops" for Jackie Wilson — to found Tamla Records, better known as Motown Records.


Emma Stone and More Stars Announcing Pregnancies in 2021

Here come the baby bumps! Emma Stone, Josie Bates and more celebrities announced in 2021 that they’re pregnant. Us Weekly broke the news on January 4 that the Oscar winner is expecting her first child with her husband, Dave McCary. “She seems very happy and very excited about becoming a mother — she’s constantly oohing and cooing,” a source exclusively told Us at the time. “She looks great, she looks healthy, she’s glowing. She’s been keeping up with friends and work lately, she’s always staying active and gets her daily exercise in.” The news came two years after the Battle of the Sexes actress told Elle about her future family plans. “My perspective about kids has changed as I’ve gotten older,” the Arizona native said in August 2018. “I never babysat or anything. As a teenager, I was, like, ‘I’m never getting married, I’m never having kids.’ And then I got older and I was, like, ‘I really want to get married, I really want to have kids.’” The Golden Globe winner added at the time: “It’s the turning 30 thing where you’re, like, ‘I’m not that young. I’m young, but I’m not that young.’” Stone and McCary got engaged in December 2019, two years after they started dating. The couple sparked marriage rumors in May 2020 after fans noticed that the La La Land star had swapped her diamond for a gold band during an interview with Reese Witherspoon. She and the Saturday Night Live writer were spotted sporting matching bands in September 2020. As for the Bringing Up Bates star, she and husband Kelton Balka announced on January 5 that they have a rainbow baby on the way after a September 2020 miscarriage. “We are so filled with gratitude and we couldn’t feel more blessed and more in love with the thought of being parents again,” the reality star exclusively told Us. “Though there are still fears, concerns and uncertainties, we are taking extra precautions and praying diligently for the safety of our new little one. So far, we are all healthy and baby is developing perfectly. We are overjoyed start this new year with such happy news and are beyond thrilled to become a family of four in early summer!” The UPtV personalities’ little one will join big sister Willow, who was born in July 2019. Keep scrolling to see more celebrities sharing pregnancy news this year.


Secret Tattoos and an Affair That Nearly Killed Her: Inside Dolly Parton's Endlessly Fascinating World

There are few celebrities who truly deserve the title of living legend, but Dolly Parton is one of them. In honor of her 75th birthday on Jan. 19, a look inside her world.


If You Loved Dickinson, Prepare to Obsess Over These 10 Shows

Dickinson, Alena Smith's creation for Apple TV+, is an irreverent, deeply modern take on reclusive poet Emily Dickinson's life.


Time to Say Goodbye to Another Round of Movies and Shows Leaving Netflix in February

It's never fun to log onto Netflix and find that the show or movie you were just watching is no longer there.


‘Saved by the Bell’ Renewed for Season 2 at Peacock

The sequel to the 1990s teen comedy is executive produced by Tracey Wigfield.


Couple break up three weeks after he moves 10k miles to live with her

After four short months, Andrew Monck, 33, from Sydney, Australia, moved into 32-year-old Rosanna Wilson's home in Torquay, Devon, on November 17 and moved back the week before Christmas.


9 New Winter Shows Ranked by Premiere Viewers, From ‘Call Me Kat’ to ‘Call Your Mother’ (Photos)

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Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas’s Breakup Photos Could Not Be More Perfect

The relationship seems to have ended as it started — with an incredibly staged paparazzi photo.


From The Commish to Coyote: The roles of Michael Chiklis


11 Extraordinary Shows to Watch If You Love Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist

Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist is a feel-good ray of sunshine with zany characters, messy love triangles, and, of course, catchy covers of your favorite pop songs.


'Challenge' Star Ashley Cain's Baby Girl Gets Transplant Amid Cancer Battle

The Challenge‘s Ashley Cain shared an update on his daughter’s battle with leukemia as the 5-month-old had a stem cell procedure on Monday, January 18. “Today was by far the biggest day of our lives. One that we have been hoping, wishing and praying for. The day Azaylia received her stem cell transplant and begins the toughest journey imaginable to save her precious life!” the British reality star, 30, wrote via Instagram on Monday alongside a handful of photos from the Birmingham Children’s Hospital in England. “We believe in you, princess. You are strong, you are mighty, you are courageous and God is with you! You got this, Likkle Lion. We love you! LETS GO CHAMP! .” One day prior, Cain thanked fans for their “overwhelming” support after announcing that a suitable donor had been found for his little one. “It’s hard to put into words how grateful we’re are for everyone that’s supported, shared and registered to be a donor to help save Azaylia’s life,” he wrote in a separate Instagram post. “However, after Azaylia’s second round of chemotherapy, we were informed that Azaylia had relapsed and her leukemia had returned. Which highlights how aggressive her cancer is and shows how crucial this transplant will be.” The former soccer star said that the “incredibly tough” transplant process could take between four and nine months. “It’s going to get a lot worse before it gets better,” he added. “But we’re however doing our best to remain strong and positive for our daughter. She made it past the first stage of treatment against the odds and we truly believe that she will do the same this time around! She is a fighter, she will do this and we will be by her side every step of the way! LETS GO CHAMP!” Cain welcomed his daughter with girlfriend Safiyya Vorajee in August 2020. Two months later, he shared the news of Azaylia’s cancer diagnosis, calling it “single most upsetting, terrifying and heartbreaking experience” of his life. Weeks later, he shared a message of gratitude for those who’ve prayed and kept his family in their thoughts. “I gain so much inspiration from your love, energy and positively it’s unbelievable,” he wrote in an Instagram Story at the time. “When I read your guys messages, yeah, it gets me through the next hour. It helps me to be 100 for this little ball of energy. Thank you very much for the love and support. Keep it up. Keep her in your prayers, God only has to answer one of us.” Two months before his daughter secured a donor for her procedure, the Ex on the Beach UK alum opened up about the difficult experience of finding the right match to give Azaylia a “fighting chance” to survive. “As she has an ethnic mix of Caribbean/Indian/White it is much more difficult for her to find a match,” Cain explained via Instagram in November 2020. “That being said, ANYBODY no matter what race could be her genetic match! My little warrior has done all she can do up until this point and more, but now she needs our help.” Scroll down to learn more about Azaylia’s fight.


Winter TV 2021: All the Premiere Dates for New and Returning Shows – So Far (Photos)

Here's when 136 midseason shows debut and come back


Hollywood’s Notable Deaths of 2021 (Photos)

A look at all the stars in movies, TV, music, sports and media we've lost so far this year


'Avengers: Endgame' almost had a 'WandaVision' end-credits tease, says Paul Bettany

Bettany had no idea there were plans for a "WandaVision" Disney Plus series until long after "Endgame" was released.


25 of the most expensive TV series of all time

Paying stars, producing intricate sets, and incorporating innovative visual effects make each hour of TV pricier. Stacker reveals the top 25 most expensive TV series of all time. This gallery covers the early days of "Friends" and "Fraser" up to the epics of "Game of Thrones" and "The Get Down."


Best single-season TV shows

What are the best one-season television shows ever made? To answer this question, Stacker compiled IMDb data on the top TV shows of all time.


Renewed and Canceled TV Shows 2021 Guide


Eli Goree's Name Is One to Remember, and These 8 Roles Prove It

We could spend hours talking about how much we love One Night in Miami's Eli Goree.


Mac Miller: Life in Pictures


All the Celebrities Who Have Received the COVID-19 Vaccine

So wholesome.


The Flash Season 7: Everything We Know About Casting, Stories and More

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Films with the most memorable endings

If you have to go out, why not go out with a bang? We’re talking about the movies with the most memorable endings. Oh, and if it wasn’t obvious already, spoiler alert!


ABC News Names Cecilia Vega Chief White House Correspondent

Jonathan Karl will continue as chief Washington correspondent and a co-anchor of ‘This Week,’ while congressional correspondent Mary Bruce and MaryAlice parks join the White House team, and Rachel Scott becomes congressional correspondent.


Stars we've lost to the coronavirus

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Lizzie McGuire Turns 20: See What the Disney Channel Cast Looks Like Today

It’s a bittersweet day for Lizzie McGuire fans. Tuesday marks 20 years since Hilary Duff introduced Disney Channel viewers to the now-iconic teen queen/occasional Italian pop star, but how can we celebrate the show’s legacy when we’re still mourning what could have been? (Duff confirmed in December that the show’s Disney+ revival is no longer


Incredible filming locations from popular movies

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Quotes of the Week: Last Man Standing, Zoey's Playlist, Bridgerton and More

Turns out 2021 is a bit of a mess, after all — but at least the TV is good! To show our appreciation for the comforting constant that is television, we’ve compiled another batch of Quotes of the Week, recognizing standout dialogue from broadcast, cable and streaming series. This time around, we’ve got a memorably


Dolly Parton turns 75: Her life and career in photos

Take a look back at the highlights from Dolly's life and career that were caught on camera.


The 25 most memorable Tom Cruise performances

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'Downton Abbey' Stars: Where Are They Now?

Truly a classic! Downton Abbey caught the attention of millions of viewers throughout its six seasons — and fans are still binge-watching the drama well after its finale. The British series aired on ITV from 2010 to 2015 and was brought to PBS audiences across the pond. Starring Hugh Bonneville, Dame Maggie Smith and more iconic English actors, the show was met with critical acclaim and earned numerous awards, including a Golden Globe Award for Best Miniseries or Television Film and an Emmy Award for Outstanding Miniseries. Not only was Downton Abbey a major hit on the small screen, but it was also transformed into movie magic. In September 2019, several of the original cast members reprised their roles in a feature-length film spin-off of the successful series. The continuing saga of the Crawley family’s estate in the English countryside raked in $194 million worldwide. When the TV series came to an end in 2015, fans weren’t the only ones who were sad to say goodbye to the beloved characters. Bonneville, who played Robert Crawley, the Earl of Grantham, revealed that he couldn’t leave the role behind without taking a little something to remember him by. “I did liberate a letter from a character [played by Matthew Goode] called Henry Talbot, who really emerges quite clearly in Season 6, inviting [the Crawleys] to race a car or something,” the actor teased during a 2016 interview with Kelly Ripa. “On Downton, not only is each letter beautifully handwritten or typed if appropriate, but it’s also germane to the scene that you’re doing. It’s really beautiful, that level of detail, because it puts you in the moment, in that era that you are trying to evoke.” Bonneville’s pilfered prop now hangs in a frame in the downstairs bathroom of his home. While many fan-favorites returned for the film, Lily James didn’t make a cameo. Despite viewers’ disappointment, producer Gareth Neame and creator Julian Fellowes revealed that James’ absence from the movie wasn’t personal. “She can’t be [in it]; she’s in every other film at the world at the moment,” Neame joked to Entertainment Weekly in December 2018. At the time, Fellowes added: “Lily is now a big star, and it would’ve been incredibly difficult for her to find time in her schedule to come and play essentially a supporting role in Downton when her career was in a different place when she was with us. … She’s our greatest success story from the cast of the show.” Scroll down to learn what the cast of Downton Abbey is up to now.


The 10 Best Studio Ghibli Movies to Watch on Miyazaki’s 80th Birthday

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Snoop Dogg Shares His Favorite Memory of Kobe Bryant: 'The Greatest Moment Ever'

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Matt Damon and Ben Affleck have been close since they were kids. Here's a timeline of their friendship.

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Banff World Media Festival Details Plans for Virtual 2021 Event

The TV fest’s 42nd edition includes a first-time Marketplace Week for industry dealmaking as part of an overall June 14 to July 16 run.