The Next “Bachelorette” Is…

The Next “Bachelorette” Is…

8th Annual Bear Trap Entertainment All-Star Celebrity Kickoff Party

What a crazy end to this season of “The Bachelor!”  You probably already know that Arie proposed to Becca and sent Lauren home, and then changed his mind and broke up with Becca in an awkward hour-long on-camera conversation.  Now, on last night’s special, “After the Final Rose,” Arie proposed to Lauren.  And it was announced that Becca is officially the next “Bachelorette.”

Wendy Williams, who’s on medical leave from her show, will return March 19th.  Actor Jerry O’Connell will fill in as a guest host for the next week.  That’s the first guest host in show’s nearly 10 year history.

Oh boy, what’s with these Spice Girls!? First, Victoria Beckham denies rumors of a reunion tour.  Then, Mel B. hints that a tour could be coming and that they might be performing at the upcoming royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.  Now?  Mel C., a.k.a. Sporty Spice, is once again denying everything!  She said, “…my invite hasn’t turned up yet…I think [Mel B.] was joking.  I think the media ran with it a little bit.”  She continued, “I don’t think you’ll be seeing the Spice Girls on stage this year…We’re all just dead busy.  So if anything were to happen, it wouldn’t be now.”

Congratulations to Sara Bareilles, who has been named the recipient of the Songwriters’ Hall of Fame “Hal David Starlight Award.”  The award honors young writers who’ve made a great impact.  Past winners include Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift, and John Mayer.

Ray Romano is the latest comedian to sign on for a Netflix special.  This is his first standup special.

The man who was arrested for allegedly stealing Frances McDormand’s Oscar is expected to be arraigned in a Los Angeles courtroom today. Prosecutors charged Terry Bryant, 47, with one felony count of grand theft for stealing McDormand’s statuette at the Governors Ball, the formal party that follows the Oscars. McDormand was celebrating her second best-actress win for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri when the alleged thief was spotted with the trophy outside the party. If convicted, Bryant faces three years in jail.

Usher and his wife of two years, Grace Miguel, are separating after two years of marriage.  They said in a statement, “We remain deeply connected, loving friends who will continue supporting each other through the next phases of our lives.”

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