Brittany Maynard Ends Own Life; Cancer Patient Was 29 Years Old

Brittany Maynard chose to end her own life today.

The 29-year old has made headlines over the past few months for taking advantage of Oregon’s Death with Dignity Act, which allows one to take a fatal dose of barbiturates (prescribed by a doctor) in the case of a life-threatening disease.

Maynard was told by physicians last spring that she had Stage 4 glioblastoma and would likely pass away within six months.

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Wrote Maynard in a Facebook post today before making her fatal decision:

“Goodbye to all my dear friends and family that I love. Today is the day I have chosen to pass away with dignity in the face of my terminal illness, this terrible brain cancer that has taken so much from me … but would have taken so much more.

“The world is a beautiful place, travel has been my greatest teacher, my close friends and folks are the greatest givers. I even have a ring of support around my bed as I type … Goodbye world. Spread good energy. Pay it forward!”

On October 6, Maynard launched an online video campaign with Compassion & Choices, an end-of-life choice advocacy organization, to fight for expanding death with dignity laws around the country.

Maynard spent the final months traveling to Alaska, British Colombia and Yellowstone National Park with her loved ones.

“For me what matters most is the way I’m remembered by my family and my husband as a good woman who did my best to be a good wife and a good daughter,” Maynard told People last month, adding:

“Beyond that, getting involved with this campaign, I hope to be making a difference here. If I’m leaving a legacy, it’s to change this health-care policy or be a part of this change of this health care policy so it becomes available to all Americans. That would be an enormous contribution to make, even if I’m just a piece of it.”

May Emily Maynard rest in peace.

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R.I.P. Philip Seymour Hoffman (1967-2014). He will forever be missed!

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Ashley Hebert Gives Birth to a Boy!

Ashley Hebert is a first-time mother!

The Bachelorette from Season 7 of that ABC series has welcomed a boy into the world with husband JP Rosenbaum, with the latter confirming the big news Us Weekly.

“Both mom and baby are doing great and we are so so happy to welcome little Fordy to the world!!!” Rosenbaum says. “Cutest little baby on the planet!”

Yes, Fordy. The newborn’s name is Fordham Rhys Rosenbaum. He weighed in at 7 lbs, 2 oz,and measured at 18.5 inches in length.

JP Rosenbaum and Ashley Hebert

Hebert and Rosenbaum revealed the former’s expecting state in March and then announced the child’s gender on Twitter about a month later.

As recently as this past Friday, Hebert posted a selfie of her GIANT baby bump, making it clear she was ready to be a mother. The former reality star wrote

“This has to be the last weekend!!?!!? #frontheavy #bbayr”

Hebert and Rosenbaum’s fairy-tale romance unfolded over the course of her season of The Bachelorette, which aired in the spring of 2011.

Following an emotional few months on air, Hebert chose Rosenbaum as her final suitor and he then proposed with a 3.5-carat ring in Fiji on the finale.

The couple got married in December 2012 and their wedding later aired as a special on ABC. Then she got pregnant early this year.

We’re so happy for them! Congratulations!

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Ashley Hebert and JP Rosenbaum are married. He won her heart on The Bachelorette.

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23 Celebrity Wedding Dresses We Love: From Princesses to Pop Stars!

With news that Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are married (SURPRISE!) we started thinking about the many, many celebrity weddings we’ve witnessed over the years.

And man, have we witnessed a lot of celebrity weddings!

Some stars have even managed to get married more than once recently coughKimK​cough leading us to take a look at some of the best celebrity wedding dresses we’ve ever seen:

Kate Middleton Wedding Dress


Wow. That’s all we can say about Kate Middleton’s wedding dress. She looks simply stunning.

Regardless, when brides like Kate Middleton step out in front of the cameras, the world takes notice. Likewise with famous faces such as Kaley Cuoco and Kim Kardashian.

It’s no surprise that their fancy frocks fuel an entire industry, because what woman doesn’t want to look like a LITERAL princess on her big day?

Designers will literally give their right arm to design wedding dresses for engaged celebrities, and those same women will spare no expense when it comes to the big day.

Even if their dresses are probably free anyway because of the exposure the designer will receive. (Does that make NONE sense to anyone else?)

Anyway, we can’t wait to add Angelina’s dress to the our list, because we know it’s sure to be amazing, and that the photos will likely net millions … for charity.

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Chris Soules Meet The New ‘Bachelor’!

New "Bachelor" Chris Soules Visits "Good Morning America"Iowa farmer Chris Soules may not have been ‘Bachelorette’ Andi Dorfman’s final choice, but he’s getting another chance at love. He’s going to be the new ‘Bachelor‘! Chris arrived at the ‘GMA’ studios with roses in hand. This guy looks READY to begin his search- LOL. RELATED: ‘The Bachelorette’ star Emily Maynard ties the knot!

Chris explained on ‘Good Morning America’ why he agreed to be the next ‘Bachelor.’

I believe in the process. I believe in what I went through on the previous show and that’s why I’m doing it. I wouldn’t do it if I didn’t feel like that was a potential.”

I will just “out” myself right now and say I haven’t watched ‘The Bachelor’ is YEARS. Literally. I know nothing about Chris, but according to Us Weekly, he was a fan favorite for his “romantic gestures, genuine search for love, and boyish good looks.” Apparently Chris was up against one of his former rivals, Arie Luyendyk Jr, who was said to be “p*ssed” not to have been selected. I’ve gotta ask the ‘Bachelor’ fans:

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New "Bachelor" Chris Soules Visits "Good Morning America"
New "Bachelor" Chris Soules Visits "Good Morning America"
New "Bachelor" Chris Soules Visits "Good Morning America"
New "Bachelor" Chris Soules Visits "Good Morning America"
New "Bachelor" Chris Soules Visits "Good Morning America"
New "Bachelor" Chris Soules Visits "Good Morning America"
New "Bachelor" Chris Soules Visits "Good Morning America"
New "Bachelor" Chris Soules Visits "Good Morning America"
New "Bachelor" Chris Soules Visits "Good Morning America"
New "Bachelor" Chris Soules Visits "Good Morning America"

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Bachelor in Paradise Season 1 Episode 4 Recap: AshLee Gets Busted, Kalon Gets Spurned

Bachelor in Paradise Season 1 Episode 4 welcomed back another blast from the past, and featured more of the surprising twists that have become its calling card.

If you watch Bachelor in Paradise online, you know that means tears, drama, more tears, fights and overall nonsense involving Bachelor and Bachelorette castoffs.

Even better? This is the first half of a special two-night Bachelor in Paradise EVENT concluding tonight! Good times! On to Monday night’s recap …

Bachelor in Paradise Cast Photo

Michelle Money, having been thrown a life raft of sorts when Chris Bukowski and Elise Mosca left together last week, was spurned at the start.

Robert Graham was given the next date card, and chose Sarah Herron, not the Money Maker. At least she helped Sarah braid her hair for their date.

Then it was time for a new arrival: Cody Sattler!

The affable gym rat from Andi Dorfman’s season of The Bachelorette arrived and promptly asked out Clare, who confessed that she was kind of dating Zack.

After Cody persisted, she went to talk to Zack, who she discovered may not have been that into her after all … but still shot down Cody. Who gave his date to Marcus.

While Cody stayed behind to mingle in the house instead of cause drama, Marcus took Lacy out for dinner and these two are totally getting engaged.

Call it a hunch. Call it a very strong hunch.

Zack told Clare patched things up and made out, Kalon McMahon showed up and asked out Michelle, who reluctantly said “yes” to The Bachelorette villain.

Kalon, being Kalon, told the cameras some of the specific things he wanted to do to Michelle’s gorgeous body and said he was attracted to “crazy.”

Michelle, apparently recalling that Kalon once called Emily Maynard’s daughter Ricki “baggage,” changed her mind and turned down the Texan.

Michelle Money


Michelle Money of The Bachelor and Bachelor Pad fame is back for Bachelor in Paradise. She has been called a “different breed of beautiful.” That’s one way to describe her.

Jackie and Sarah then did the same. Burrrrn.

Fortunately, Kalon crafted a backup plan. “If they didn’t want to join me, screw them,” he said. “After three seasons, I am finally going on a date with someone I like.”

He went on a date with himself. Well played.

Next up to show up out of nowhere was Jesse Kovacs, who took Jackie out on a date and really hit it off with her. Michelle and Cody bonded at the house.

Then it got awkward as AshLee started dissing Clare to Zack, basically slut-shaming her for hooking up with Juan Pablo on The Bachelor and worse.

AshLee, whose reputation for being fake around the cameras has long been rumored, actually remarked that she was surprised there was no camera on her.

There was. She got busted.

The back talk eventually got back to Clare, and by the time AshLee went to apologize (likely due to having no other choice), it was too late for damage control.

Graham, AshLee’s love interest, was also pretty shocked when the story reached him, wondering if this is the kind of person he wants in his life (no).

At the rose ceremony, Lacy chose Marcus. Clare chose Zack. AshLee chose Graham and … he walked out without saying a word! End scene!

We’ll pick up the action tonight in Bachelor in Paradise Season 1 Episode 5. If Bachelor in Paradise Season 1 Episode 4 was any indication, it should be awesome.

DeAnna Pappas AND Jenni Croft


The one that started it all: Brad Womack rejected Jenni Croft on his season finale, and looked poised to propose to fan favorite DeAnna Pappas … who he ALSO rejected!

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Renee Oteri: Pregnant With Baby Boy!

After a whirlwind romance that would give Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard a run for their money, The Bachelor’s Renee Oteri is pregnant with a baby boy!

She married Bracy Maynard just four months ago, having reconnected with her “best friend” after getting sent home by Juan Pablo Galavis on the ABC show.

Bracy Maynard, Renee Oteri

“By far one of the most cherished moments imaginable for our family! We love you so much,” the pregnant Renee Oteri wrote on Instagram on Aug. 24.

“Aaaaaaand it’s a… BOY!!! A big thx to friends + family who took planes, trains + automobiles into town for our post Wedding Reception + Baby Gender Reveal!”

Renee, who competed for Juan Pablo‘s heart and made it to the hometown dates on The Bachelor, is just over three months along and due January 19.

“We’re so excited!” Renee told People magazine. “Bracy is already paranoid … he is always checking in and making sure I’m okay. He’s in dad mode.”

“I’m feeling good. We just had an appointment and this baby will not sit still! I keep calling her a she but we don’t know the sex yet. I can’t wait to find out.”

Her son Ben, 9, from a previous relationship, has been looking forward to the new addition. He was hoping for a boy, too, and his wish came true!

The 32-year-old Renee married Bracy, who she’s known for 22 years, on March 20, one month after the cute couple announced their engagement.

Congratulations to the happy couple, and soon-to-be family!

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Ashley Hebert and JP Rosenbaum are married. He won her heart on The Bachelorette.

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Bachelor in Paradise Sneak Peek: Who Shows Up Now?!

The unabashedly terrible spinoff of The Bachelor and Bachelorette, Bachelor in Paradise is on a roll bringing back old cast members left and right.

If you watch Bachelor in Paradise online, you’ll be privy to one blast from the D-list past after another. Not for everyone, but if it’s for you, it’s awesome!

Who’s next to arrive for a shot at love/drama/15 minutes? This dude!

Somewhere, Emily Maynard is shaking her head in disgust/disbelief.

Kalon McMahon, who infamously called Emily’s daughter Ricki “baggage” on The Bachelorette, and who later appeared on Bachelor Pad, is en route to Paradise!

Raise you’re hand if you’re excited! Hello? Anyone? Is this thing on?

He actually had a good run on the Pad with former Bachelor runner-up Lindzi Cox, but from the looks of the clip above, he’s no hit with the current crowd.

Rejected by not one but two girls, will his date card go unused?!

If you remember Emily DESTROYING Kalon on The Bachelorette, you probably aren’t surprised that he was met with a chilly reception by the ladies.

Still … no one’s even willing to go on one exotic date with the guy?

“I had this adventure in the palm of my hand, but apparently no one wants to leave their comfort zone here in Paradise to join me,” he tells the ABC cameras.

At least he owns it, in typical Kalon McMahon fashion, threatening to go on the first ever “1-on-none date” (as in by himself) rather than feel upset about this.

Maybe he’ll at least get to hang out with a raccoon a la Clare?

Michelle Money


Michelle Money of The Bachelor and Bachelor Pad fame is back for Bachelor in Paradise. She has been called a “different breed of beautiful.” That’s one way to describe her.

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Celebrity Break-Ups of 2014: Who Entered Splitsville?

It hasn’t been a great week for love in Hollywood.

Ariana Grande split from Jai Brooks because he wasn’t supportive of her. Ramona Singer ended her marriage because her husband Mario was unfaithful.

Joe Jonas stopped giving it to Blanda Eggenschwiler. Chris Brown and Karrueche Tran … we don’t know what is going on there. But it appears to be over.

But at least all of the above take solace in the following: they aren’t alone. Far from it, in fact, as a number of high-profile romances have already met their demise in 2014. 

We’re not taking sides. We’re not judging the basis for these break-ups. We’re just running down the celebrities who have found themselves single so far this year:

Naya Rivera and Big Sean


Naya Rivera and Big Sean called it quits while rumors that he cheated took the celebrity gossip blogosphere by storm.

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Arie Luyendyk Jr.: The Next Bachelor?

Looks like Farmer Chris might have some competition for The Bachelor.

While Andi Dorfman’s beloved Iowan castoff was believed to have the job wrapped up, sources say that come 2015, he may not be The Bachelor after all.

The reason? Another fan favorite – from 2012 – is still in the running:

Arie Luyendyk Jr. Picture

Arie Luyendyk Jr., the son of two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Arie Luyendyk and second-place finisher on Emily Maynard’s Bachelorette season.

“Producers have already filmed him at home in Arizona, and even sent a personal trainer to get him in shape for TV,” says an insider. “They think he’d be perfect.”

Emily Maynard surprisingly left Arie Luyendyk Jr. and Sean Lowe high and dry in favor of Jef Holm on the 2012 finale. Their engagement didn’t last.

Lowe went on to be The Bachelor, while Arie appeared on Bachelor Pad and has certainly remained on the radar of the show’s casting department.

He’s briefly dated other Bachelor figures, including Courtney Robertson.

Though this potential new star has entered the mix, another insider insists Chris Soules, 32, is still a strong contender, and likely the one to beat.

“Producers are flying Chris out to meet with [Bachelor creator] Mike Fleiss,” the source says, with an announcement likely to come next Monday night.

Typically, after The Bachelorette finale, we learn who the torch is passed to. Who will it be? And what’s in the note Andi got at the end of the Men Tell All?

Stay tuned, Bachelor Nation. All we can do is stay tuned.

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The one that started it all: Brad Womack rejected Jenni Croft on his season finale, and looked poised to propose to fan favorite DeAnna Pappas … who he ALSO rejected!

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The Bachelorette Season 10 Episode 10 Recap: Men Tell All, With Some Odd Twists

It’s Men Tell All week on The Bachelorette and Andi Dorfman is ready to face the music in front of some of the guys who did not make it to the final two.

If you’re looking for real scoop, this episode was likely disappointing.

In fact, if you want The Bachelorette spoilers or hints on how the finale plays out, some recent videos we’ve posted are likely much more noteworthy.

You don’t have to believe us or shady Internet sources; Nick Viall talking about the finale in his own words on the plane ride home has done the job for us.

As far as the Men Tell All special is concerned, it featured nothing even close to that good, but there were some water cooler moments amidst the filler.

As always, you can watch The Bachelorette online at TV Fanatic to see it in full.

Now, without further ado, on to THG’s The Bachelorette: The Men Tell All recap!

This season, in addition to re-watching and re-hashing footage of Chris Soules, Marquel Martin and Marcus Grodd being dumped, MTA had some wrinkles.

Like, oh, a live ultrasound finding out the sex of Ashley Hebert’s unborn child. Because obviously that was a thing that happened Monday night.

Ashley and J.P. Rosenbaum of The Bachelorette fame certainly seemed happy and adorable as they talked about moving to Miami with their first child.

After Greg the Ultrasound Technician put the gel on and everything, the audience waited with breathless anticipation as we learned … it’s a boy!

That was cute watching J.P. tear up at the idea, even if we can’t help but feel like we violated Ashley by being present for this (dress) uplifting moment.

The awkwardness was nearly matched, albeit on a more relevant topic, during a rehashing of the big racism scandal from earlier this season.

Marquel Martin said he was caught off guard when J.J. told him what Andrew said, and it has yet to be resolved, so we basically went over it again.

Andrew started trying to defend himself, but in doing so, called Marquel Ron, the name of the other African-American cast member this season.

Andi Dorfman Pic


A cute pic of the next Bachelorette, Andi Dorfman. She’s going to get the nod.

Not a way to get the explanation off to a good start, saying J.J. had an “agenda” and had no credibility. ABC’s archive footage proven inconclusive.

“I believe I said something to the effect of, ‘It’s been a long night,’ and ‘When is this going to be over with?’” Andrew recalled, which J.J. refuted.

Marquel, class act that he is, handled the whole thing gracefully, even when put on the hot seat in a situation that was uncomfortable at best.

Later, a random audience member made things awkward as she crashed Chris Soules’ big interview and awkwardly confessed she had a crush on him.

This would’ve been cooler had she not looked as though she was winging it – most sheepish stage crashing ever – but kudos to Ketra … Petra, whatever.

With Andi Dorfman under the bright lights, Chris Harrison read some scandalous results of lie detector tests from earlier in the season, except Josh’s.

True to form, and to the disappointment of everyone at home, Andi declined to learn what two lies her hunky finalist Josh told during that charade.

What do you think they were? And who do you think wrote the note handed by Chris to Andi from one of the final two, as shown at the end during the credits.

There are rumors going around that the runner-up still wants Andi and is trying to get her to change her mind. This would corroborate that theory.

We’ll all find out next week on the season finale. For now, let’s take a look back at some of the couples from the show and who lasted and who didn’t …

Ashley Hebert and JP Rosenbaum


Ashley Hebert and JP Rosenbaum are married. He won her heart on The Bachelorette.

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