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We invited Laura, who writes frequently for BingoMania.com an Online Bingo Site to share her thoughts on the extremely popular TV series “The Bachelor” with the Fan-Girl.org community.

As much as we love a great game of bingo, we also love to settle down in front of the television with something tasty when one of our favorite shows comes on.

We already love Game of Thrones and Dancing with the Stars, but one of our other viewing (not) best kept secrets is that we love The Bachelor? The simple format of this show has been a recipe for success from the very start and it still has us hooked ever year that it comes back on the screen.

This fantastic show started up way back in 2002 and we love trying to guess which lucky lady is going to end up with the eligible bachelor as the show progresses. However, we also sometimes catch ourselves wondering whether the previous couples who featured in the season finales went on to really find love together in the long run.

The First Couple – 2002

Did you see the very first exciting series of The Bachelor? When it first started we weren’t sure how it would pan out but before long we were hooked, as millions of people across the country also were. Alex Michel was the man who had to do the choosing and he selected Amanda Marsh after a fascinating season with lots of twists and turns in it. He didn’t propose to her but they did stay together as a couple for a year before finally breaking up. Amanda then got married to someone she had known earlier and had a child with him. Alex is now working in the media industry and as far as we can tell is still unmarried, although he appears to have a long term partner now.

The Good Friends – 2003

The 2003 season was pretty good too. This year saw Andrew Firestone faced with the tough decision of picking just one partner from all of the lovely ladies on the show. In the end, he went for Jen Schefft and things looked promising for them for a while. However, it didn’t last for long and they broke up for after just a few months as a couple, although they promised to stay friends after this. Andrew went on to marry actress Ivana Bozilovic and they now have 3 kids together. You might have caught Jen appearing in a later series of The Bachelorette.

The First Long Term Couple – 2004

As far as we can see, the first couple to make a go of it long term were Byron Velvick and Mary Delgado. Do you remember them taking part way back in 2004? He was a professional angler and she had arrived in the US from Cuba as a baby. He asked her to marry him in Spanish, she became a competent angler and things looked pretty good. Then, in 2007, Mary got arrested for apparently punching Byron when he made fun of the suggestion that they should get married, when they were on a Bachelor reunion show. Sadly, they broke up after 5 years together.

The On Off Couple -2005

Hands up those of you who remember the 2005 season with Charlie O’Connell? He is the actor who took his time before choosing Sarah Brice as his ideal woman. Did he make a mistake by choosing her instead of runner up Krisily Kennedy? The relationship didn’t start too well when he chose her as the winner but decided not to propose marriage to her. They stayed together until 2007 then broke up. However, they got back together again in 2008, before splitting up again in 2010. Will they ever get back together again in the future? It seems unlikely at this stage.

The First Marriage – 2013

Fast forward to the 2013 series of The Bachelor and we were still looking for the first couple to make it down the aisle. Would Sean Lowe make a smart choice and get his bride? He had already appeared on The Bachelorette and had become a favorite of the viewing public when he reached third place. The finale to this season of The Bachelor was incredible, as an emotional Sean told Lindsay Yenter that he loved her but that he loved the other finalist even more. He got married to Catherine Giudici in 2014 and the ceremony got aired live. It seems as though they are still happy together (admittedly they’ve only been married for a few months) and Sean has also appeared on Dancing with the Stars. To date they are the only couple from The Bachelor to get engaged at the finale and then go on to get married to each other.

The Current Couple – 2014

This year has already seen Juan Pablo Galavis and Nikki Ferrell get together at the end of the latest season to end. Juan Pablo is a former soccer player and the first Latino Bachelor. He didn’t propose to Nikki at the end of the season but they have started a relationship that it still going at the time of writing. Will they become the second couple to get married in the history of this great show? We can’t say just yet, we might have to wait for the conclusion of the next season to see if we finally get to see another happy couple walk up the aisle together.

The Ones That Got Away

What couple have you seen throughout the different seasons of the show that you thought were made for each other but didn’t get it together? Maybe you were sat there screaming at the television screen that the Bachelor should choose someone just as he was in the process of rejecting them. Who knows how things could have worked out for different couples from the show over the years but it can be fun to try and picture how they would get on together.

Finally, What About You?

Would you like to feature on this show or on one of the other dating reality shows that are so popular these days? If so, would you like to be the person doing the choosing or one of the group of singles that he or she has to choose from?

Shailene Woodley teaches Jimmy Fallon some gothic dance moves before playing Pumpkin Time Bomb on The Tonight Show. The actress was on the show to promote her new movie White Bird in a Blizzard and offered to show Fallon some of the dance moves from the film. He jumped up and joined her as they did some hilarious moves which Woodley explained were ‘gothic dance moves’ with names like ‘clear the cobwebs’ and ‘step over the dead body’. Later in the show the pair teamed up to play Pumpkin Time Bomb where they put rubber bands around a pumpkin – while wearing safety goggles. It already had 190 bands on it when they started but after several later the pumpkin exploded.

 

Heidi Klum gets presented a joke chair before beinf dunked for charity on The Ellen Show. The German supermodel appeared delighted after host Ellen DeGeneres gifted her with the tricked-out chair after showing off a picture of Klum sitting in a similar chair at one of her kid’s soccer games. Ellen’s gift chair had a camera attached to take selfies, a phone, laptop computer to post the selfies, champagne and even a mirror attached – which Klum jokingly used to pretend to squeeze some pimples. Later in the show Klum agreed to be dunked to help raise $10,000 for charity. Ulta Beauty has been donating $10,000 to breast cancer research for every celebrity guest Ellen dunks on her show this week. After tossing a few balls to the ground, DeGeneres successfully hit the bullseye, drenching Klum.

Brad Pitt and Jimmy Fallon have a ‘breakdance off’ on The Tonight Show. The Fury star showed off some impressive moves as he and Fallon had the most exhausting ordinary conversation imaginable – through subtitles.  During Pitt’s surprise appearance on The Tonight Show he appeared in a short video with Fallon that saw the two of them communicating by getting down and then getting on up. They each took it in turn to do some rather intricate moves just to say simple things like: How’s it going? and: Not much.
Fallon congratulated Pitt on his upcoming film Fury, with Pitt busting out a move and then replying: “If you don’t see it I’ll be furious.”  Pitt then asked if they wanted to do a double breakdance. It was an epic showdown, with two very obvious stunt doubles, and no clear winner – just lots of hilarious moves.

Nicholas Hoult at the after party for ‘The Young Ones’ premiere in New York City

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Today, there are all kinds of people who play the simple game of bingo and get hours of fun out of it. While for many people it is a game that’s about investing a small stake for a potentially life-changing amount of cash, for many others who play bingo, whether they win or lose is of secondary importance apart from the main reason that they play. The real reason they are there to play bingo is for the fun of the game and the socialising side of it.

Even online bingo is sociable. In fact, it’s easier to socialise when you play online bingo than it is at the bingo hall. In a land-based bingo hall, silence is called for during the games, so that all the players have an equal chance of hearing the bingo caller give out the numbers and of being first to complete their cards and shout bingo. But in the online game, there’s no need for quiet and formality – everyone can rely on the auto-daub feature which marks the corresponding numbers off for you and any win cards are registered automatically by the software. This leaves players free to meet others in the bingo site chat rooms, where the real action is. Bingo sites such as Mirror, Gala and Bingo Fest all have lively chat rooms. If you play bingo at Mirrorbingo.com, you’ll have a wide choice of different rooms to visit, each of which has its own special atmosphere.

There are plenty of celebs who enjoy playing bingo, and it’s probable that many of them play online at sites like those mentioned above. Of course, we wouldn’t know who they were, as anyone can make their user name as anonymous as they wish it to be. But we know that certain celebs have a great affinity for bingo.

The stars who like to get their ‘eyes down’ include:

  • Catherine Zeta-Jones. Apparently the Welsh actress is so keen on the game of bingo that she made her own bingo set that she drags out of the cupboard at family gatherings. Husband Michael Douglas has reportedly tried to like the game, but can’t understand what his wife likes about it.
  • Russell Crowe. The man who was once labelled as the ‘world’s sexiest man’ may not have claimed to be a fan of bingo in recent years, but bingo once paid for the food on his table. Russell worked as a bingo caller in his youth in Australia, but was actually fired for straying from the traditional bingo calls and making up his own cheeky versions. Luckily for him, the acting took off and he didn’t have to find a new job at another bingo hall.
  • Robbie Williams. Singer Robbie likes the odd game of bingo and once posted a pic of him and Gary Barlow playing the game once. Robbie’s also joined in charity bingo games in Hollywood over the years and has said that he enjoys hosting bingo parties at home.
  • Bono. U2’s frontman is said to be fond of the game of bingo. He is a part-owner of a club in Dublin that has a mezzanine gallery, where he’s been seen now and then watching what’s happening in the bingo games that take place downstairs.
  • Ricky Tomlinson. The actor who played Jim Royle in the Royale Family sit-com apparently loves a game of bingo when he wants to unwind and relax. He even has a DVD bingo game, though we suspect he’s probably moved on to playing bingo online these days.
  • Prince William. The real Royal Family also enjoys playing bingo and Prince William was spotted at a bingo hall game during his training at Sandhurst military academy back in 2006. Today, he sometimes even features as a bingo call – ‘Will & Kate’ are down as ‘number 8’ on some bingo callers’ lists in the UK.

So next time you’re having a good old chat with someone in a bingo site chat room, look out for any clues that might reveal you’re chatting with a celebrity!

jim caviezel on the set of person of interest

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