15 years ago today, “Hannah Montana” premiered on the Disney Channel. It feels like just yesterday, Lily Truscott fangirled over Hannah Montana — who, through their friendship bracelet on “Hannah’s” wrist, found out it was Miley Stewart.
Since Hannah Montana ended, Miley has admitted numerous times that she no longer wanted to be associated with the Disney Channel show. So, she grew up, changed the style of her music, and disassociated from her former character of Hannah Montana/Miley Stewart.
In 2019, however, Miley spoiled fans by not only mentioning Hannah, but encompassing her and even singing the ICONIC theme song, “Best of Both Worlds”:
As if that wasn’t amazing enough, last year, Miley started her own podcast called, “Bright Minded”. The podcast was all about interviewing keynote speakers, friends, and healthcare professionals. Well, one of her podcast episodes featured none other than Miss Emily Osment. Osment played Lily Truscott in Hannah Montana, and the two were best friends.
Then, just when we thought that Miley may have forgotten about Hannah, she surprised us all. Cyrus took to social media platforms, and posted a heartfelt letter that she had written for her character, Hannah:
The letter essentially summarizes Miley’s time on set, the memories she’s made, and the family that she grew to love and know (Emily Osment, Mitchell Musso, Jason Earles and of course, her own father — Billy Ray Cyrus).
She then mentioned that Hannah will always be with her wherever she goes in life (an ode to “Wherever I Go” from Season 4 of “Hannah Montana Forever”).
Miley closed out the letter by thanking not only Hannah, but all of her friends, family, cast and crew members for making this journey possible for her.
According to Miley, “not a day goes by where I forget where I came from. A building in Burbank, California with a room full of people with the power to fulfill my destiny. They gave me you. The greatest gift a girl could ask for. I love you Hannah Montana”.
We’re not crying.. You are.
Although Mitchell Musso (Oliver Oken) and Emily Osment have yet to acknowledge the anniversary, Jason Earles (Jackson Stewart) posted a heartfelt video on Instagram — paying tribute to his work family, memories, and experiences on the show. If you look closely, you might even catch a glimpse of the “Rico” shirt that Earles wore frequently as Jackson Stewart.
We all know Addison Rae as a social media superstar. So, it was quite a surprise when she announced the debut release of her first single, “Obsessed”, last night at mid-night.
According to an Instagram post by Addison, she’s been ‘obsessed’ with music her whole life. See what we did there? No? .. Alright then.
Earlier this month, rumors began to swirl, that Addison’s boyfriend/social media influencer, Bryce Hall, cheated on her.
However, as we know of right now, these are just speculated rumors — since nothing was officially confirmed by Addison nor Bryce.
Nonetheless, fans have already begun to speculate that the lyrics to “Obsessed” are about Bryce.
About two hours before “Obsessed” was released, however, Bryce tweeted the following — which fans believe may be directed towards Addison:
We may have to wait until Addison does a ‘Genius’ interview, to find out who the subtle lyrics were referring to.
Putting the “other man” aside, the song gave off “female empowerment/self love” vibes, and it’s honestly such a relatable song.
Nowadays, so many individuals will put their significant others before themselves, at all costs. From a brief interpretation, it seems as though Addison is trying to convey a message of self love, and recognizing your worth.
The lyrics were so insightful, and we always give credit, where credit is due. The INCREDIBLE songwriting team consisted of: Addison Rae, Leland, Benny Blanco, Tia Scola, Ryan McMahon, and Madison Love.
Watch out, Hollywood. Not only is Addison a major social media influencer, but now, we can safely add ‘actress’ and ‘musician’ to the list. Big things are coming, and we wish nothing but the best for Addison!
Last week, Matt sent Bri home — which Bachelor Nation fans did NOT take lightly. The viewers were distraught by Bri’s spontaneous exit, and many have already petitioned for Bri to be the next ‘Bachelorette’. Little did they know, the newest ‘Bachelorette’ was already lined up.
This left Rachael and Michelle as the last two still standing. Since this was the final episode before making his final decision, this episode of “The Bachelor” began with a heartfelt conversation between Mrs. James and Matt’s brother, John.
Then, before introducing Michelle and Rachael to his mother and brother, Matt had an emotional conversation with his estranged father. He wanted reassurance that he wouldn’t be a replica of the way that his father treated Mrs. James.
Towards the beginning of the conversation, Matt’s father tried to deflect and deny his wrongdoings. However, as Matt began to open up, so did his father. He admitted that he wasn’t the best father to Matt, growing up, and he apologized for the way that he left him feeling. The two reconciled, and according to Matt, this was the gateway to a fresh start between him and his father.
Afterwards, it was Michelle and Rachael’s turn to meet Mrs. James and John. Both were individually interrogated by John, and well received by Patty James. Once both women had a chance to properly meet the James family, Matt’s mother pulled him aside to express concern. She advised him to think long and hard about the decision to propose — as “love can fade”.
Naturally, Matt was deeply impacted by this conversation, and it stirred up sentiments of doubt and worry about moving forward.
Nonetheless, he proceeded onto his final date with Michelle. The day started off with quite the adventure. They scaled the side of Nemacolin — with nothing but a harness to keep them from falling. According to Matt, it was a test to see if they would be comfortable enough to take that leap of faith.
Later that night, Matt arrived at Michelle’s door, where he broke the news of how he was feeling. After she had graciously given him a heartfelt, custom jersey, he admitted that he was having incredulous doubts about their relationship. Michelle was unfortunately eliminated.
HOWEVER, this isn’t the end of Michelle’s journey. During the “After The Final Rose” special, it was announced that Michelle and Katie will both be the next “Bachelorettes”. Heck yeah! Those women deserve nothing but the utmost love and compassion. I’ll be rooting for you ladies!
As for Matt, if you thought that he’d be choosing Rachael in the end, well.. you’re half right. Rachael was the contestant that Matt chose to be with in the end, but there was no proposal. He didn’t feel as though he was ready to commit to marriage, if his heart wasn’t 100% invested. Luckily, Rachael was understanding of his wishes, and the two ended their journey in a continued relationship.
That is, until a few months later, when photos resurfaced of Rachael attending an antebellum plantation party in 2018. Eventually, Rachael issued a public apology — but that had Bachelor Nation wondering what Matt thought about all of this.
During the “After The Final Rose”, a lot was explained. Firstly, Emmanuel Acho filled in for Chris Harrison — after Harrison spewed some racially insensitive words, during an interview with Rachel Lindsay.
Next up, Emmanuel brought Michelle onto the stage. She admitted that after getting her heart broken, Michelle asked Matt for a more in-depth conversation — to get the closure that she needed to move on. However, Matt declined a conversation.
Michelle also spoke on the Rachael controversy, and revealed that while she believes Rachael has a good heart, she (and Chris Harrison) still have a lot of educating to do.
Emmanuel then brought Matt out to speak with Michelle, and the conversation turned serious, quickly. Michelle poured her heart out to Matt about how she felt on the night that he sent her home. Their conversation was so composed and mature, and I give them both a lot of credit for how they handled this situation.
Lastly, Rachael Kirkconnell spoke about her controversy, and how that affected her relationship with Matt. Before she came onto the stage, Matt confirmed that the two had broken up — following the resurfaced photos. Rachael then apologized and took full accountability for her actions. She stated that she didn’t want to excuse her actions of victimize herself — when she could have easily educated herself, prior to attending the party.
After apologizing, Matt had no words. He admitted that what she did hurt him, and that it was disappointing. He then took a few minutes to compose himself, before pouring his heart out.
“The most disappointing thing to me was having to explain to you why what you did was problematic. So, when I questioned our relationship, it was in the context of you not understanding my blackness.. and it broke my heart.”
Matt ended his statement by saying that Rachael has a lot of educating/growing to do, and that he “can’t be emotionally responsible for those tears”.
Rachael closed out their discussion by wishing nothing but happiness for Matt, and apologizing once again.
To close out the finale, Emmanuel revealed that Katie’s season will premiere in the Summer, and Michelle’s season will premiere in the Fall. That’s all for now, Bachelor Nation! Until then, we wish Michelle and Katie nothing but luck and success on their journey.
Last night was the 63rd annual Grammy Awards, and although there wasn’t a live audience, the performances/awards were live. The production team did such an incredible job of setting up a socially distant event, and ensuring the safety/well being of all who were in attendance.
Megan Thee Stallion rocked the stage with her performance of “Savage” and “Body”, comedian personality, Trevor Noah, hosted the awards show, and Harry Styles got the solo recognition that he deserved, with a pop solo performance award for “Watermelon Sugar”.
Performers from last night included: Harry Styles, Billie Eilish, HAIM, Black Pumas, DaBaby, Roddy Ricch, Bad Bunny, Jhay Cortez, Dua Lipa, Silk Sonic, Taylor Swift, Brandy Carlisle, Mickey Guyton, Miranda Lambert, Maren Morris, John Mayer, Megan Thee Stallion, Cardi B, Post Malone, Lil Baby, Doja Cat, and BTS.
Presenters included: Lizzo, Rachelle Erratchu, JT Gray, Billy Mitchell, Jacob Collier, Jhené Aiko, Babyface, Jimmy Jam, Candice Fox, and Ringo Starr.
Towards the middle of the Grammy Awards, the audience took a moment to honor the late and great musicians — who paved the way for modern day artists.
Bruno Mars paid tribute to Little Richard, and Lionel Richie paid tribute to his friend, Kenny Rogers. Other deceased musicians who were recognized on screen consisted of: Chick Corea, Bucky Pizzarelli, Ellis Marsalis, Jan Howard, Johnny Nash, Johnny Pacheco, Sophie, Charley Pride, Johnny Mandel and many more.
Best New Artist:
Megan Thee Stallion (Winner)
Best Country Album:
“Lady Like” – Ingrid Andress
“Your Life Is A Record” – Brandy Clark
“Wildcard” – Miranda Lambert (Winner)
“Nightfall” – Little Big Town
“Never Will” – Ashley McBryde
Best Pop Solo Performance:
Harry Styles (Winner)
Best Melodic Rap Performance:
“Rockstar” – DaBaby & Roddy Ricch
“Laugh Now Cry Later” – Drake & Lil Durk
“Lockdown” – Anderson .Paak (Winner)
“The Box” – Roddy Ricch
“Highest In The Room” – Travis Scott
Best Latin Pop or Urban Album:
“YHLQMDLG” – Bad Bunny (Winner)
“Por Primera Vez” – Camilo
“Mesa Para Dos” – Kany Garcia
“Pausa” – Ricky Martin
“3:33” – Debi Nova
Song of the Year:
“Black Parade” – Beyoncé
“The Box” – Roddy Ricch
“Cardigan” – Taylor Swift
“Circles” – Post Malone
“Don’t Start Now” – Dua Lipa
“I Can’t Breathe” – H.E.R. (Winner)
“Everything I Wanted” – Billie Eilish
“If the World Was Ending” – JP Saxe Ft. Julia Michaels
Best Rap Song:
“The Bigger Picture” – Lil Baby
“The Box” – Roddy Ricch
“Laugh Now Cry Later” – Drake Ft. Lil Durk
“Rockstar” – DaBaby Ft. Roddy Ricch
“Savage” – Megan Thee Stallion Ft. Beyoncé (Winner)
Best Pop Vocal Album:
“Changes” – Justin Bieber
“Chromatica” – Lady GaGa
“Future Nostalgia” – Dua Lipa (Winner)
“Fine Line” – Harry Styles
“Folklore” – Taylor Swift
Best R&B Performance:
“Lightning & Thunder” – Jhené Aiko Ft. John Legend
“Black Parade” – Beyoncé (Winner)
“All I Need” – Jacob Collier & Mahalia & Ty Dolla Sign
“Goat Head” – Brittany Howard
“See Me” – Emily King
Beyoncé’s “Best R&B Performance” award marked an all-time record for the most Grammy awards won by any artist — male or female.
Album of the Year:
“Chilombo” – Jhené Aiko
“Black Pumas” – Black Pumas
“Everyday Life” – Coldplay
“Djesse Vol. 3” – Jacob Collier
“Women In Music Pt. III” – HAIM
“Future Nostalgia” – Dua Lipa
“Hollywood’s Bleeding” Post Malone
“Folklore” – Taylor Swift (Winner)
Record of the Year:
“Black Parade” – Beyoncé
“Colors” – Black Pumas
“Rockstar” – DaBaby Ft. Roddy Ricch
“Say So” – Doja Cat
“Everything I Wanted” – Billie Eilish (Winner)
“Circles” – Post Malone
“Don’t Start Now” – Dua Lipa
“Savage” – Megan Thee Stallion Ft. Beyoncé
Well, that’s about it for the 2021 Grammy Awards. Congratulations to all who won an award, and to all the nominees: congratulations on a year filled with success. 2020 has certainly been a year of uncertainty, but artists like Doja Cat, Megan Thee Stallion, and more have found a way to bring entertainment to all of us at home. So, thank you.
Lady GaGa is currently away in Rome, prepping for her role as Patrizia Reggiani, in the upcoming film, “Gucci” — a crime-themed Biopic, about the life of Reggiani’s marriage to Maurizio Gucci, and the alleged role that she played in Maurizio’s murder.
While Lady GaGa was away, she left her dogs with the same dog walker that she’s entrusted for years: Ryan Fischer. Fischer has been dog-walking for GaGa, since 2011, and according to his hair stylist (Steven Lazaroff), Fischer even moved across the country, to be closer to the pups.
Unfortunately, on Thursday, February 25th, TMZ announced that Fischer had been shot multiple times by two men in a white car. The incident occurred on Wednesday night, in the West Hollywood area of Los Angeles. After shooting Fischer in the chest, the two men abducted ⅔ of Lady GaGa’s bulldogs: Gustav and Koji. They then left Fischer lying on the street and drove off.
Asia (Lady GaGa’s third French bulldog) managed to escape the dognappers, and in a graphic video released by TMZ last night, Asia can be seen running to Fischer’s aid. Nearby neighbors rushed to the scene and immediately called 911.
In the video, Fischer is heard crying for help, and begging these strangers to bring Asia back home safely. He then informed them that the two dogs that were abducted belonged to GaGa, herself.
Fischer was taken into the hospital in critical condition, but fortunately, he’s expected to make a full recovery.
Lazaroff told The Sun that, “Ryan’s a very spiritual person and I’m not surprised that he would literally be willing to take a bullet for those dogs.”
Last night, Lady GaGa broke her silence on the incident, tweeting the following:
Earlier today, Fischer’s family provided an update to TMZ — regarding Ryan’s condition:
“Ryan is receiving extraordinary care in the hospital right now and his doctors expect him to make a full recovery. We cannot possibly say enough to thank all of the first responders, nurses and doctors who have worked so tirelessly to care for Ryan.”
A close, personal friend of Fischer’s also spoke out, to update the public. Earlier today, Dr. Fred Pescatore revealed that Ryan had texted him about finally being able to breathe on his own.
We wish Ryan a safe and speedy recovery, and we hope that Koji and Gustav will be safely returned to GaGa, ASAP!
Once again, if you have any information, regarding the dogs, please e-mail: KojiandGustav@gmail.com.
Week 8 of “The Bachelor” consisted of the most anxiety-driven part of the show (other than the rose ceremony): Hometowns. That’s right. Matt James was finally going to meet Michelle, Rachael, Serena P. and Bri’s families.
As expected, there was a lot of nervousness and excitement, but the beginning portion of each hometown date seemed to calm everyone down.
First up was Michelle. Michelle led Matt into an auditorium — where she surprised him with a bunch of her students, via Zoom. One by one, the children began to interrogate Matt, with questions about “Miss Young”. Absolutely adorable!
One student asked Matt what Michelle had taught him, and his response was that she taught him how to be “open minded”. After that, the questions became more intense — with some students asking if they were planning on having kids together, and if Matt was going to choose Michelle as his wife.
Before they knew it, they were about to walk into the house, to meet Michelle’s parents. Michelle’s parents were absolute angels. Her parents were protective over her, but for all of the right reasons. They welcomed Matt with open arms, but they also interviewed him about his intentions with their daughter.
Michelle got emotional, when talking to her father about her past. Mr. Young honestly seems like the type of man that would help anyone in need, with absolutely no hesitation. Mrs. Young reminded me of a “Mother Theresa” type: very loving, very understanding, and always protecting the people that she cares about.
They ended their night with a game of family basketball, and Michelle admitted that she was falling in love with Matt.
The next day was Rachael’s hometown date. The day started off pretty intense. Rachael surprised Matt with a skydiving adventure. It was quite the adrenaline-filled experience. Matt had a smooth landing, while Rachael hit the ground pretty hard. She had a crash landing — which prompted Matt to rush by her side.
According to Rachael, she said that although it was initially a scary experience, she felt so much better, once Matt began to pour his heart out to her. The two then stood up and got ready to meet Rachael’s family.
Prior to the introduction, Darrell Kirkconnell (Rachael’s father) expressed to his wife that if Matt were to propose to Rachael, it would be too soon. Upon meeting Matt, her family was very kind hearted.
However, after pulling them aside individually, it was apparent that there was visible apprehension from her parents. Rachael’s mom asked about any ‘red flags’, and then continued to try and ask for any negative qualities about Matt. Of course, Rachael said that there haven’t been any bad days, or any negative reactions from Matt. She then admitted that if Matt proposed to her the following day, she would accept in a heartbeat.
As for Rachael’s father, he was very blunt with Matt about his thoughts on the process of “The Bachelor”. He said that he doesn’t believe that someone could get married so quickly — especially when there’s other women involved in the process.
Darrell told Rachael that although he’s skeptical of this situation, regardless of what happens, he’ll still be there to support her through it all.
Two more hometown dates left, and the next day was Bri’s turn. It was a fun-filled day that consisted of off-roading and a beautiful picnic. They had an intimate conversation about their “unconventional families”, and they provided reassurance for one another.
Matt met Bri’s mother, best friend, and baby sister. Since Bri’s mother has had to play the role of both mother and father, she made sure to interrogate Matt on everything important. Although Matt wasn’t able to provide direct answers to some of her questions, he tried to reassure her as best as he could.
Viewers could tell that Bri’s mother was very protective, but also very motherly. The amount of love and compassion that she has for her daughter radiated through all of our television screens.
Last up on the “hometowns” list was Serena P. Since she’s Canadian, she planned their date around her home country. She led Matt into a room — decorated in Canadian flags, backgrounds, and a map of Canada.
They played “Canadian speed trivia”, and Matt lost by a landslide. Then, Serena P. enlightened Matt’s taste buds, by introducing him to Canadian’s most infamous delicacies (Poutine, Peameal Bacon, Beaver Tails, and Nanaimo Bars). They finished off their romantic date with a competitive game of Canadian hockey.
Serena’s sister (Talia), mother, and father showed up to meet Matt, and this is where things take a turn. Although her family was so kind-hearted and welcoming, they were honest about what they saw, and how they felt.
Talia admitted that although she was happy for her sister, she felt as though Serena was too into her own head, and that she wasn’t able to think clearly. She was at the “high” of her relationship, and that the reality hadn’t sunken in yet.
After speaking to her father about it, Serena went from being “certain about her relationship with Matt” to “unsure and doubtful”.
They ended the night on good terms, but Serena was left feeling more confused than ever.
The night of the rose ceremony, Matt went to visit Serena P. They talked about their feelings, and Serena confessed to Matt that he “wasn’t her person”. Awkward.
Matt was very upset, upon hearing this (understandably). Serena walked Matt out, they said their final goodbyes, and Matt headed to the rose ceremony.
Since Serena left before the rose ceremony, this was the first rose ceremony where the remaining women received roses.
Next Monday are all about the “fantasy suites” and the WTA, so stay tuned for that one!
Just when we thought “The Bachelor” drama was over, ABC chooses to surprise us, yet again. Anna, Victoria & MJ are gone, but that doesn’t mean there wouldn’t be other bullies during this season.
Pieper was previously interrupted during her conversation with Matt, when Heather walked in. Everyone was flabbergasted— including Matt, himself. The two shared a brief conversation, while Pieper stepped out.
When Heather approached the women, they weren’t happy. Jessenia and Serena C. were quick to throw unfiltered jabs at Heather — playing the roles of Anna and MJ for this episode.
Pieper was upset and asked for an apology — to which Heather provided one. Matt then pulled Heather aside to finish their conversation, and Heather was sent home. Just to recap, Heather was a former contestant on Colton Underwood’s season of “The Bachelor”, and she’s also good friends with former bachelorette, Hannah Brown. Brown spoke highly of Heather to Matt — since they’re also close friends.
The remaining women were pleased that Heather left, Matt apologized for the interruption, and they headed to the rose ceremony.
Chelsea and Serena C. were eliminated (one less bully to stir up drama).
The next morning was the first one-on-one date of the week. Although neither Abigail, nor Jessenia has gotten a one-on-one date, Serena P. was chosen for her second one-on-one.
Their date started off with started tantric yoga and both did impressive poses. Although Matt was very into it, Serena P. felt a bit uncomfortable. She openly admitted that she’s not big on PDA, and later on, when she admitted that to Matt, he reciprocated it well. He made her feel very comfortable, but behind the scenes, he revealed that the two might be on “different wavelengths”.
Back at the villa, the group date card was announced. Jessenia received the second one-on-one date of the week.
During the dinner portion of their date, Matt thanked Serena P. for being so open and honest about the tantric yoga. She received a rose, and next week, Matt will be meeting her family during hometowns.
The next night was the cocktail party. Abigail and Bri opened up to Matt a lot that night. Bri admitted that she was forced to resign from her dream job, to be with Matt. Matt appreciated that and they shared a passionate kiss.
Abigail, however, poured her heart out and asked Matt the honest truth: does he see himself ending up with her in the end?
Although difficult for him to answer, Matt admitted that his relationship with some of the other women have progressed more than his relationship with Abigail. She was eliminated.
Rachael was up next, and her conversation with Matt was so organic. He gushed over Rachael, and she received the group date rose.
Although the other women were heartbroken, Kit felt the most betrayed. She had just opened up to Matt with complete transparency about who she’s looking for, and the timeline she planned for her life. She felt so great about that conversation, but apparently, Matt didn’t feel great enough to hand her the rose.
Matt left the cocktail party with Rachael, and they slow danced to a private concert.
Before the night was over, Kit surprised Matt at his house. She opened up about not being able to go through with this process. Kit self-eliminated.
The next morning was Jessenia’s one-on-one date with Matt, and it was full of risks. They learned how to drift and drive a race car through an obstacle course. It looked like a lot of fun, but Matt looked a bit car sick at one point. They both matched each other’s energies, in a sense that they’re both adventurous and spontaneous.
They then parted ways until the dinner portion. Their dinner took place in a beautiful room, filled with LED lights, white walls, and fake trees. Jessenia admitted that she’s falling in love with Matt, but unfortunately, he didn’t reciprocate those feelings. Jessenia was eliminated.
Chris Harrison has been the host of “The Bachelor” franchise, since it first premiered, in 2002.
Since then, Harrison has gone on to appear on talk shows, write his own books, and meet his girlfriend — Roses & Rosè host, Lauren Zima.
Harrison is a beloved member of the franchise — due to his charm, and his ability to break the tension during rose ceremonies. He introduces the rose ceremony, and ends the ceremony with his infamous line, “Ladies/Gentlemen, I’m sorry. If you did not receive a rose, take a moment, and say your goodbyes”.
Although Harrison has been widely praised by Bachelor Nation fans throughout the years, he’s recently found himself in some hot water.
During an interview with Rachel Lindsay, on February 9th, Harrison got candid about his feelings towards Rachael Kirkconnell.
There’s been a lot of rumors that Kirkconnell will end up being Matt’s final choice, and with that, comes a lot of “digging”. Bachelor Nations fans dug up some serious dirt on the contestant: one of which, being of a particular antebellum party photo.
Kirkconnell had attended a fraternity party with her friends in 2018, at the antebellum plantation in Georgia. Formerly known as the “antebellum party”, an “old south party” is typically associated with white wealth and slavery.
The photos of Kirkconnell were first released over a month ago, but resurfaced once again, after TikTok user, @feministmama, uploaded a video on January 26th.
In the video, she goes into detail about what Kirkconnell did, how she should be held accountable, etc. The video has amassed almost 3 million views, and Kirkconnell has since taken accountability on her Instagram.
Back to the interview, Harrison continued defending Kirkconnell’s past photos. He spoke a lot about “woke” culture, and admitted that social media users aren’t reasonable.
When asked if he thought Kirkconnell would speak out, Harrison responded with, “She can’t please everyone”.
Lindsay ended the discussion, by asking Harrison whether or not “The Bachelor” franchise would be publicly speaking on this issue. Harrison stated the following:
“We are not in the business of dealing with every problem that you have. That’s not how this works. We don’t have the time of day to handle everything that people come up with on social media”.
Shortly after the interview was released, Harrison’s Instagram comments were flooded with backlash. The BN fandom wasn’t too fond of the way Harrison presented himself, during this interview.
So, the day after the interview was released, Harrison posted the following statement to Instagram — where he apologized for his demeanor, and asked for forgiveness from the Bachelor Nation fans:
Then, two days later, Harrison posted a follow-up statement — in which he revealed that he would be temporarily stepping down as host of “The Bachelor”. He will not be present during the ‘After the Finale Rose’ episode.
The announcement has garnered mixed reactions from fans, but Harrison has assured Bachelor Nation that he’s devoted to becoming more educated.
Earlier this week, Good Morning America announced that Taylor would be coming onto the show, to make a surprise announcement.
Immediately, fellow Swifties were freaking out. Some theorized that she would be releasing the re-recording of “Love Story” on Valentine’s Day. However, the Swifties were in for a real treat, when this morning, Taylor popped onto Good Morning America, to deliver the following message:
“Good morning, America. It’s Taylor. I’m so excited to share with you that tonight at midnight, I’ll be putting out my version of Love Story”.
So, wait… TWO DAYS EARLIER THAN ANTICIPATED? Whew. Someone hold my iced coffee, because this is too much to handle.
As if that wasn’t enough of a gift, Taylor also revealed that she re-recorded her entire Fearless album… but, there’s a catch. While the original album contained a total of thirteen songs (true Swifties know that 13 is Taylor’s lucky number), the new re-recorded version will contain 26 songs.
According to Swift herself, “I’ve decided to add songs from the vault, which are songs that almost made the original Fearless album”.
Um, excuse me, WHAT?! Wow. Taylor really said, “I know we’re going through tough times right now, so let me bring back some happy memories for you”. I was ten years old when the original “Love Story” track was released, and I’ll be 23 years old, when the re recorded version comes out, tonight. Absolutely incredible.
Although the new “Fearless” album release date was never directly stated, Taylor’s infamously known for her easter egg agenda. She’ll leave little hints here and there for her fans to find, and by now, the Swifties are absolute detectives.
After her GMA announcement, Taylor hopped onto Twitter, to release the following statement:
Did you catch the sporadic moments of letter capitalization? Well, that’s Taylor’s way of highlighting an important message: The new “Fearless” album will be released on April 9th, 2021.
When Taylor released her “Fearless” album in 2008, there was a lyric booklet included in every physical album copy. Much like her recent tweet, there were certain letters throughout the lyrics that were sporadically capitalized, such as: “Love you before I met you” in “Fearless” or “Someday I’ll find this” in “Love Story”.
So excited that Taylor is finally able to take back control of her own music. Back in 2019, Taylor was in a feud with Scooter Braun, Scott Borchetta and the Big Machine Records label. She had posted the following statement to Tumblr on June 30th of 2019 — in which she explained that, thanks to Braun + Borchetta, Taylor no longer had the rights to her older music.
Luckily, Taylor and the Swifties fought, until she was able to regain the rights to her songs back. Well, I’m sure I can speak for all Swifties, when I say that queen Taylor did NOT disappoint.
One major Taylor Swift fan/celebrity who made her excitement known, was none other than “Driver’s License” singer/HSMTMTS star, Olivia Rodrigo. It’s no surprise that Rodrigo is a huge Swiftie. After all, she even freaked out when Taylor congratulated Rodrigo on her massive success.
So, upon learning about her “Love Story” and “Fearless” upcoming debut, Rodrigo posted a series of photos/videos to her Instagram story:
A huge congratulations to Taylor, and the Taylor Nation! Now, if you need me, I’ll be at the store buying hundreds of tissues — in preparation for this monumental event tonight.
Last night’s episode of “The Bachelor” continued with last week’s drama. Matt pulled Jessenia and MJ aside, to speak to them individually about what’s going on.
Jessenia was very soft spoken and calm, when explaining that MJ was manipulative. MJ, however, denied everything and played the “victim” card.
Matt denied MJ a rose and walked her out. FINALLY. So, Anna, MJ and Victoria have officially gone home. Does this mean the drama’s over now?
… Yeah, well, it was for a few minutes — before Chris Harrison came out and announced that Matt would be skipping the cocktail party, and moving straight into the rose ceremony. Although all of the girls were upset, Serena C. started drama with Katie, and accused her as being the reason for this drama. Well, sorry Serena C., but Katie was just trying to do the decent thing and stop the toxicity in the house (which Serena C. doesn’t see). Um, if you can’t see that there’s bullying and toxic behavior occurring inside of the mansion, it might be because you were contributing towards the toxic behavior… Just saying.
Anyways, Katie let it go, and the women arrived at the rose ceremony. Ryan, Magi, and Brittany were eliminated.
The next day, Pieper got a one-on-one date card from Matt. Serena C. then walked into Katie’s room, and started attacking her about “starting drama” (when it was literally the other way around), and accusing Katie of not being authentic towards Matt.
Later on, Heather Martin arrived at the Nemacolin Resort. Martin was a contestant on Colton Underwood’s season of “The Bachelor”, and she’s also good friends with former ‘Bachelorette’, Hannah Brown. Hannah was playing wingwoman towards Heather, and wanted her to meet Matt. Hannah and Matt are close friends, who’ve spent a lot of time together, during the beginning of the pandemic.
Chris Harrison was immediately taken aback by Heather’s arrival, and promised her that he would try to pull some strings, to get her onto the season.
Later that night was Pieper’s one-on-one date with Matt. They arrived at a county fair, went on rides,played some games, won a stuffed animal, and shared lots of passionate kisses. During the dinner portion of their date, Pieper opened up about her family, the reason for being so closed off, and admitted that she was falling in love with Matt. Pieper received the one-on-one rose.
Bri, Kit, Rachael, Michelle, Jessenia, Serena P., Abigail, Chelsea, and Serena C. were chosen for the group date. This meant that Katie was chosen for the next one-on-one date.
Meanwhile, Heather was officially admitted into the Nemacolin Resort, and she was getting ready to finally meet Matt.
This week’s group date consisted of bowling. Everyone was having a fun time together.. That is, until Chris Harrison showed up and split the women into teams. That’s when things turned serious. There were two teams: The “Pink Petals” and the “Blue Bombshells”. It was a close call, but the “Pink Petals” won the competition. This meant that Michelle, Chelsea, Jessenia and Serena P. got to spend more time with Matt at the after party.
Although the losing team walked back to the mansion in a slump, it wasn’t long before Chris Harrison came to deliver some great news: Matt felt guilty for sending the “Blue Bombshells” home, so he invited them to join the cocktail party. Michelle received the group date rose.
The following day was Katie’s one-on-one date. However, before then, we got to see a bit of a ‘bromance’ moment between Tyler Cameron and Matt James. Tyler coached Matt about his date with Katie, and then, it was off to the races.
Katie met up with Matt at the spa, where they pulled a light-hearted prank on Tyler C. They sat in a private booth, and through a microphone, they coached the masseuse (who’s really an actress) on what to say/do, throughout his session.
It began with Matt telling the masseuse to massage his chest area. Katie then told her to “twist Tyler’s ni**les”. It was absolutely hilarious. She then had to use the rolling pin as hard as she could on Tyler’s back. Just by the reactions alone, one could tell how uncomfortable he was. After a few more minutes of fun pranking, Matt took the lead and acted as Tyler’s masseuse. However, he was quick to catch on. Matt and Katie had so much fun during the day portion of their date.
Later on, their dinner portion started off great. They laughed about their day, and Katie opened up about her last long-term relationship. Out of nowhere, Matt grabbed a rose, and rather than giving it to Katie, he explained that his feelings are stronger towards some of the other women in the house. Katie was eliminated.
Just before the rose ceremony, Pieper went to talk to Matt. They were deep in conversation, when Heather walked in. Although Pieper had no idea who Heather was, Matt recognized her almost immediately. The two hugged, and Pieper left to inform the other women of what had just happened.
The women were pissed, and of course, that’s when the episode ended. I guess we’ll have to wait until next week, to find out whether or not Heather gets a rose.