"The Bachelorette" Recap: Kaitlyn Bristowe Gets Engaged To…

Posted on: July 28th, 2015 by ABC News No Comments

ABC/Rick Rowell(NEW YORK) — “The Bachelorette,” Kaitlyn Bristowe, has found love with Shawn Booth.  

She accepted a proposal from the 29-year-old personal trainer from Connecticut on the season finale of the ABC series on Monday night.

The romantic moment came after Kaitlyn spurned Nick Viall, now a runner-up on The Bachelorette for two consecutive seasons.

When Kaitlyn chose Shawn as the winner, she told him, “The truth is you light me up and make me laugh and, most importantly, you allow me to be myself.”

“The truth is I never want you to question what we have ever again because I am completely yours,” she added.

Shawn popped the question, Kaitlyn said yes, and they enjoyed a nice, long kiss. To make it really official, Kaitlyn awarded Shawn the final rose.

“I feel like the happiest guy in the world!” Shawn announced. “We’re in love,” Kaitlyn chimed in.

On the After the Final Rose special that followed the finale, Kaitlyn said she felt as if it was Christmas morning, because she could finally go public with her relationship with Shawn. Their immediate plans: just “living life” out in the open, together.

The proposal brightened Kaitlyn’s mood after a tense breakup with Nick, with whom she’d famously had sex in Dublin, Ireland. She said to him, “I want to find something that has gone wrong and the only explanation that I have is my heart is just with somebody else.”

Kaitlyn emphasized that she didn’t regret any of the moments they’d shared during the season, but Nick, a 34-year-old software sales executive from Chicago who joined the competition a few weeks in, wasn’t buying it.  “You took things from me,” he declared.

Furthermore, he argued, “It’s not fair for you to tell me that what I feel, you feel the same. ‘Cause you don’t. If you did, you’d have a ring on your finger right now.”

As he departed in a limo, Nick dramatically put the engagement ring back into its box and tossed it aside. “I’m the world’s biggest joke,” he said to himself.

The whole scene called to mind last year’s After the Final Rose special, when Nick upset then-“Bachelorette”Andi Dorfman by asking her how she could sleep with him when she knew she wasn’t in love with him.

The season finale began with Kaitlyn, a 30-year-old dance instructor from Vancouver, introducing both men to her family in Los Angeles. Her mother, father, stepmother, stepfather and sister first met with Nick.

Kaitlyn told them beforehand that she’d slept with Nick in Dublin, which could have made the meeting incredibly awkward, but that turned out not to be the case.

Kaitlyn’s mom was surprised that Nick was in the picture, and she didn’t have a flattering opinion of him, based on his previous appearance on The Bachelorette. During a private moment with him, she said that he had come off as “possessive” and “jealous” during that season.

However, Nick won Mom over by explaining how he’d formed an emotional connection with Kaitlyn from the beginning, and was in love with her. Because he’d shown such emotion while expressing his feelings for Kaitlyn, her mom changed her mind about him and gave him her blessing — as did Kaitlyn’s dad in a later conversation.

Kaitlyn’s mom had Nick on the brain when it was Shawn’s turn to be grilled by the family. She was concerned with Shawn’s jealousy over Kaitlyn’s relationship with Nick, as well as the fact that Kaitlyn had told him about her night in Dublin with Nick.

Shawn replied that he had a solid relationship with Kaitlyn, one that would only strengthen if and when their romance becomes exclusive.

Kaitlyn’s mom and dad gave Shawn permission to propose to their daughter.

Following the meet-and-greets, Kaitlyn had her final one-on-one dates with the men. She enjoyed a romantic boat ride with Nick, after which he presented her with a gift: a framed photo of their first date, accompanied by a sweet message describing his feelings for her.  

Kaitlyn’s date with Shawn was set at a winery. Both seemed to be uncomfortable around one another. “I just want to be normal with you, but….,” Kaitlyn said, eventually explaining that she had a lot to ponder, considering she would receive a proposal the next day.

Shawn’s insecurity emerged again, admitting he’d been wondering what she’d been up to with Nick on the other date.

“I wasn’t nervous at all coming into today. I was excited to see her. I knew 100 percent I was going to propose to her tomorrow,” Shawn told the cameras. “But now after talking to her I don’t know anymore because I’m starting to get a pit in my stomach and I don’t know if she’s having doubts about me.”

The conversation warmed up once they left the winery. When Kaitlyn asked him what he saw in their future if they were to get married, Shawn gushed, “It would be amazing…It will never not be fun with you.”

Like Nick, Shawn gave Kaitlyn a gift: a jar filled with notes and other memories of their romance.

The next day, Kaitlyn and Shawn got engaged, and Nick was sent on his way.

After the Final Rose served as a platform to unveil Kaitlyn and Shawn as an engaged couple. But it also featured Nick, giving Shawn and him an opportunity to discuss their differences. Shawn conceded that they didn’t “click at all,” because he “just had a bad feeling” about his rival.

Was Shawn jealous of Nick, though? Shawn didn’t seem to think so. He implied that he was just a man who wears his heart on his sleeve.

Kaitlyn spoke with Nick on After the Final Rose, too. She again tried to explain why she rejected him: “No love that I had was as strong as the one that I had for Shawn.”

Nick lamented the fact that he was eliminated only after he picked out a ring and worked on his proposal, though he didn’t think Kaitlyn intentionally hurt him by waiting so long to break the news to him.

Though The Bachelorette season has ended, it won’t be long before you’ll be able to get your fix of the dating franchise again: Bachelor in Paradise premieres next Sunday night on ABC. It features some of the guys who appeared on The Bachelorette this summer.

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"Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation" Stars Run the Carpet at NYC Premiere

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Paramount(NEW YORK) — Producer and star Tom Cruise, plus Jeremy Renner, Alec Baldwin, Simon Pegg, and the other stars ofMission: Impossible — Rogue Nation hit the red carpet at the movie’s New York City premiere Monday night. 

“It’s such a fun character,” says Cruise, who will be seen as super-spy Ethan Hunt for the fifth time when the movie hits theaters Friday. “As a producer, it’s a blast working on it.  We just finished the movie last Saturday at two o’clock, so even finishing the movie was a mission  impossible. It was just a nail-biter.”

Simon Pegg, who plays computer geek-turned field agent Benji Dunn in his third Mission movie, said, “It’s always great fun working with Tom, you know, he’s such a good boss. He…leads from the top down. He keeps everything fun.” 

Fun was on the mind of Jeremy Renner — the Avengers alum reprises his Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocolrole of Agent William Brant. “You get these guys together — a lot gets done, and not a lot gets done. We have a little too much fun,” he said.

The movie, which was directed by The Usual Suspects‘ Oscar-winning screenwriter Christopher McQuarrie, also stars Ving Rhames and Rebecca Ferguson.

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Bobbi Kristina’s Story Isn’t Over Yet: ‘People Are Gonna Want Answers’

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Lifetime(NEW YORK) — The death on Sunday of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown’s only child, Bobbi Kristina Brown has closed a chapter, but the story is far from over, says Essence Entertainment Director Cori Murray.

“No, it isn’t. I mean, on one hand, there’s no more suffering for Bobbi Kristina, but on the other hand there are tons of questions that still need to be answered, why this 22-year-old girl has left us,” she tells ABC Radio.

Although preliminary autopsy results from the Fulton County Georgia Medical Examiner on Monday did not reveal an obvious cause of death, and no significant injuries were found,  the Fulton County District Attorney’s investigation into Bobbi Kristina’s passing remains open.  Murray says that people want to know the truth about what led to Kristina being found face-down in her bathtub back in January.

“I think a number of people are gonna want answers,” she says, given Whitney Houston’s stardom. “This is not something that will be swept under the rug.  Ultimately will this have been a homicide? You know, those are the things we’re gonna need to know and I think the public is gonna demand that.”

Murray also addressed the rumors that Brown’s partner, Nick Gordon, was somehow involved.  “You’re relieved that the pain is gone, but what happened? What went on in that townhouse? What was their relationship like?” Murray says. “I mean, there’s just so many unanswered questions that we all need answers to.”

She adds that Bobbi Kristina never truly recovered from Whitney’s own death.  “This was something that, you know, just seemed to haunt her a bit. You know, losing her mother and losing her mother publicly — while most people can grieve privately, she had to grieve with everyone,” she says. “And in the way she lost her mother…I think this wasn’t inevitable, I think it’s just ultimately really sad.”

While Murray predicts that Bobbi Kristina eventually would have “found her place in the spotlight,” she says her death is doubly sad because for many, she was seen as the last remaining link to Houston herself.

“It’s so heartbreaking because everyone loved Whitney so much. Whitney was all of our favorite singer. To see her battle her demons like she did and ultimately lose that battle with those demons, so yes, and here it is her one and only child who didn’t get to fulfill her legacy,” she says. “I think that’s what kind of really makes this painful, that Bobbi Kristina couldn’t live out her days.”

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Khloe Kardashian Defends Tyga & Kylie’s Rumored Relationship

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Timothy White/E!(LOS ANGELES) — Khloe Kardashian didn’t bite her tongue when it came  to addressing the ongoing criticism of her young sister Kylie Jenner and her rumored boyfriend Tyga.

In an interview with Complex, Khloe argues that Kylie is not a normal 17-year-old and believes her dealing with the 25-yeard-old rapper isn’t an issue. 

“I think at 16 I was probably f****** someone that was in their 20s, for sure. I wouldn’t say I was even dating, probably just sleeping with them. But again Kylie is not a normal 17-year-old,” Khloe tells the mag.

She continues that Kylie isn’t hosting “slumber parties” or “going to prom,” adding that she’s more mature. 

“Kylie is taking business meetings and bought her first house, or she’s going on a private plane with Karl Lagerfeld to take a meeting. That’s not even what people do in their 30s,” Khloe says before adding: “It’s a rare circumstance, so let’s treat this as a special case.”

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Shia LeBeouf’s Heated Argument with Girlfriend Caught on Video

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Peter Kramer/NBC(NEW YORK) — Shia LaBeouf is involved in a new controversy, this time involving a fight with his girlfriend that was caught on video.

The clip, obtained by Entertainment Tonight, shows the 29-year-old actor fighting with his girlfriend, British actress Mia Goth, 22, outside a hotel in Tubingen, Germany, where she’s reportedly filming a movie.

Shia is then seen talking to a group of locals, who offer to drive him to the airport. “I don’t wanna touch a woman. I don’t want to hit a woman, but I’m getting pushed,” he explains to them.

After he gets into their car, Goth returns and takes Shia’s backpack, begging him not to go. “I don’t wanna touch you. I don’t wanna be aggressive. This is the kind of s*** that makes a person abusive,” he’s heard telling her.

Later, after getting his bag back, LeBouf tells the locals as they drive to the airport, “If I’d have stayed there, I would have killed her.”

During the car ride, LaBeouf apparently makes an unsuccessful attempt to FaceTime his Transformers co-star Megan Fox.

Once at the airport, the German locals offer to take LaBeouf, who seems to have suffered an injury to his hand, to the hospital.

The day after the incident, Goth was reportedly seen with a black eye, according to the German tabloid Pure Stars.

LaBeouf and Goth met while filming Lars von Trier’s erotic drama, Nyphomaniac. They have been romantically linked since 2012, with rumors swirling that the couple is engaged, after Goth was seen sporting a massive ring in March, according to ET.

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Alec & Ireland Baldwin Poke Fun at Infamous ‘Thoughtless Little Pig’ Voicemail

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ABC/Lou Rocco(NEW YORK) — Ireland Baldwin can laugh off the fact that her dad, Alec Baldwin, called her a “rude, thoughtless little pig” in an infamous voicemail that leaked eight years ago.

Ireland, 19, on Sunday tweeted a photo of herself and her father, who’s holding a children’s book titled If I Were a Pig….

She joked, “If I were a pig… I would be a rude and thoughtless one of course!”

In 2007, TMZ posted an angry voicemail from the actor in which he referred to his then-11-year-old daughter as a “rude, thoughtless little pig” and said he would “straighten [her] a** out,” after she missed his phone call.

The voicemail was leaked amid a bitter custody dispute between Baldwin and his ex-wife and Ireland’s mother, Kim Basinger.

Ireland downplayed the incident in a 2012 interview with the New York Post’s Page Six, saying, “For me it was like, ‘OK, whatever.’ I called him back I was like, ‘Sorry Dad, I didn’t have my phone.’ That was it.”

Ireland spent time in rehab earlier this year for what she described as “emotional trauma.”

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Fantasia Barrino Shares Photos of Her Honeymoon

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Image Courtesy RCA(LOS ANGELES) — After showing fans a sneak peek video of her wedding day on Instagram, Fantasia Barrino is sharing photos of her honeymoon photos with new husband Kendall Taylor.

Barrino has taken to Instagram to share photos of her tropical vacation, which includes shots of her lounging on the beach and another of herself strolling through a rainforest.

To keep the romance going, her hubby also bought flowers for his bride. “My King never carries cash… Leaves dinner table to walk several blocks for ATM to pay Flower Man… being a Taylor feels so different,” she wrote in the caption.

While she didn’t reveal the location of their honeymoon, its clear she’s cherishing their new life. “Didn’t think I could be this Happy…..” she added under an Instagram photo.

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Jason Derulo Says "So You Think You Can Dance" Has Been ‘Amazing’

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Jeffrey Neira/FOX(NEW YORK) — Jason Derulo is a singer and songwriter, but this year, he added “reality show judge” to his resume, joining the panel of Fox’s long-running series So You Think You Can Dance.  As the show heads into the home stretch, the “Want to Want You” singer says his time on the panel this season has been a real learning experience for him.

“I think as a performer you should be able to humble yourself enough to learn from anybody,” Jason tells ABC Radio. “Whether they’re professional or not, you should be able to be so humble that you can take insight from anywhere. So this show has offered me a bunch of that.” He adds, “You know, I sit next to Paula Abdul, who is probably one of the most influential choreographers, Nigel Lythgoe, who’s the creator of the show, and it’s been amazing.” Not only has Jason been able to soak up knowledge from those two veterans but, he says, the contestants have a thing or two to teach him as well. “I get to watch amazing dancers from all across the world and they all bring something totally different, you know what I’m saying? So I definitely take heed,” Jason tells ABC Radio.  “And I’m able to give off a lot of the information that I’ve garnered over the years. I have so much that I can give.” While he’s on the show, Jason doesn’t have a lot of time to perform on stage himself, but he has a few tour dates coming up starting this weekend at the Dubuque County Fair in Iowa.  He’s also appearing at the Wisconsin State Fair on August 7, and at the Washington State Fair on September 26. Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Spoiler Alert! How ‘The Bachelorette’ Finale Ended

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Kaitlyn Bristowe handed out her final rose to…

Jeremy Renner Talks What to Expect in "Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation"

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Peter Kramer/NBC(NEW YORK) — In Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation, Tom Cruise is seen hanging from the side of a plane as it takes off as he reprises his role as agent Ethan Hunt. Can moviegoers expect the same high-octane action sequences from co-star Jeremy Renner? 

“I don’t know,” Renner admitted on Monday’s Live with Kelly and Michael of daring stunts. “I don’t think I’d go that far to do that sort of stuff, but I’d do it if I had to.”

“I think [Tom] kind of comes up with those ideas to do it. I would do it if it was asked of me,” Renner added. “I think he’s sort of likes coming up with the idea to do it.”

Still, Renner said viewers can count on him to make them laugh in the action film. “There’s a lot of humor to help cut the tension. I usually am the guy that creates tension but this one, I get to like, you know, kinda cut it a little bit,” he explained.

On Kelly and Michael, Renner also revealed the hardest part of working on the fifth installment of the Mission: Impossible series“For me, it was being on an 11-hour flight from my baby. So that was tough,” he said.

Renner and his estranged wife, Sonni Pacheco, welcomed a daughter, Ava Berlin, in March 2013.

“I did Avengers right before Mission and we both shot in London so it’s a year [of being away,]” sad Renner. “People are like, ‘You’re not gonna miss out on any[thing]…she’s not gonna remember.’ I’m like, ‘What about my memories!’ My memories are important.”

Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation, also starring Alec Baldwin and Ving Rhames, is out Friday.

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35 Women Accuse Bill Cosby of Assault on New York Magazine Cover

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The magazine’s director of photography details the emotional shoots.

Nick Gordon’s Dad Says Son Is ‘Distraught’ over Bobbi Kristina Brown’s Death

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Lifetime(NEW YORK) — Nick Gordon hasn’t said much since he entered rehab earlier this year. Now, his father, Jack Walker Jr., had told Access Hollywood how his son is dealing with the death of Bobbi Kristina Brown, his partner.

“He’s distraught. I can’t put it into words right now,” Walker said. 

Walker also denied reports his son was suicidal following Brown’s death. 

Gordon’s father added his thoughts on his son’s late girlfriend. “Krissi was a blessing to this world, she had the power to brighten the day of anyone in her presence. She will dearly be missed,” he said.

Brown, the daughter of the late Whitney Houston and R&B singer Bobby Brown, died Sunday. She was 22 years old. Brown was found in her bathtub by Gordon, and a friend on January 31. After suffering a brain injury and being hospitalized for months, where she was kept in a medically induced coma for a time, she was moved to hospice care last month.

Gordon and Bobbi Kristina’s family have long been at odds. A lawsuit filed by her estate and obtained by E! News alleged Gordon, who was living with Bobbi Kristina at the time she suffered the brain injury, committed domestic abuse and made unauthorized money transfers from Bobbi Kristina’s bank account into his own when they were together. The suit also claims Gordon stole more than $11,000 from Bobbi Kristina’s account after she was hospitalized.

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Lacy Faddoul Opens Up About Her Secret Wedding to Marcus Grodd

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Yes, the couple’s wedding was taped for “Bachelor in Paradise.”

What’s Next for ‘General Hospital’ Star Anthony Geary

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As the actor bids farewell to the soap, he dishes on what’s next.

Ice-T and Coco Announce They’re Expecting a Baby

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Peter Kramer/NBC(NEW YORK) — Ice-T and his wife Coco have more than a new daytime talk show coming soon. They’re also expecting their first child together.

“I’m pregnant!!! Yah!! Ice & I are so excited! I announced it Friday on our new talk show which airs Aug 3rd,” Coco tweeted Monday.

Coco, who wed T in 2001, also revealed her pregnancy news during a July 24 taping of the couple’s new daytime talk show, Ice and Coco.  

The rapper’s wife has been vocal about pressure she’s felt to become a mother. She previously told E! News, “It’s not just my family that’s giving it, it’s the world…When the time’s right, I will [become a mom].”

Ice-T has two children from a previous relationship.

Ice and Coco, airing on select Fox stations, will premiere August 3. 

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Initial Autopsy Completed for Bobbi Kristina Brown

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The initial portion of the autopsy for Bobbi Kristina Brown, the daughter of singing icon Whitney Houston and R&B star Bobby Brown, has been completed and showed no signi

Bobby Brown Is ‘Completely Numb’ After the Death of Bobbi Kristina

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“Krissy was and is an angel,” he said of his child. “Our loss is unimaginable.”

Avril Lavigne Gives First Performance Since Lyme Disease Diagnosis

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Avril Lavigne returns to the stage for the first time in more than a year.

Rapper Ice T and Wife Coco Expecting First Child Together

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Ice T and wife Coco Austin were expecting their first child together, the duo confirmed the news on social media.

Caitlyn Jenner: One Tremendous Problem

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This article is part of an on-going original series written by Caitlyn Jenner for WhoSay called “The Real Me,??? which will explore issues and people in the LGBT community.

Katy Perry for President?

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Why the singer is posing between two former presidents.

Inside Bobbi Kristina’s Relationship with Her Mom Whitney Houston

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Lifetime(NEW YORK) — Bobbi Kristina Brown’s close relationship with her legendary mother, Whitney Houston, was well known. From the time she was a little girl, Houston would take Brown on tour, even pulling her up on stage to sing along with her.

Later, Brown would make appearances with Houston on her famous father’s reality show, Being Bobby Brown, and accompany her mom on the red carpet to events such as the premiere of The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement.

But Brown was more than just close to her mother. She reportedly became her caregiver as the six-time Grammy winner struggled with addiction.

“[Bobbi Kristina] was her friend, confidante, and her protector,” a family member told the Daily Beast in 2012. “Bobbi Kristina…loved her so much and never gave up on her.”

After Houston divorced her father, Bobby Brown, in 2007 and entered rehab, she seemed to be making up for lost time with her daughter, who, like Houston, was an aspiring singer and actress — apparently with her own impressive voice. Mother and daughter had begun working together on songs in the recording studio when Houston was found dead in a bathtub in a Los Angeles hotel room February 11, 2012, the eve of the Grammy Awards.

Nearly three years later, Brown, then 21, was found unresponsive in a bathtub of her Roswell, Georgia, home and rushed to the hospital. Eventually, she was moved to a rehab facility.  In April, her maternal grandmother, Cissy Houston, said she had “irreversible brain damage.”

“While she is no longer in a medically-induced coma she has a tracheotomy and according to the doctors she has global and irreversible brain damage and remains unresponsive,” Houston said.

Brown’s aunt, Pat Houston, announced June 24 that the 22-year-old had been moved to hospice. She died just over a month later, on July 26, the Houston family said in a statement.

As her loved ones try to make sense of the family tragedy, it seems Brown hadn’t been the same since the death of her mother. She had been vocal about the love and loss of her mother both in interviews and on Twitter. 

Here are some of Bobbi Kristina’s most memorable quotes about her famous mom:

“Watching #Casino with mommy (: I love being with her. All we do is laugh and love together, all the time. Couldn’t be more blessed 2haveher!” — Tweet, August 2011

“I can hear her voice and her spirit talking to me telling me, keep moving, baby. I can always feel her with me. She humbles me. I remember what she told me, I remember what she taught me. … She was a sister, a comforter. The spirit that she had — no matter where she was … she touched everyone.” — March 2012 interview with Oprah Winfrey

“We are going to do the singing thing, the acting thing, the dancing thing. It’s a lot of pressure, but she prepared me for it.” — March 2012 interview with Winfrey

“I am my mothers child! Have you ever heard of a #fastmetabolism ? Damn, lol, it’s incredible how the world will judge you 4ANY&EVERYthing” — Tweet in March 2014, after she came under scrutiny for her super-skinny physique.

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Celebs React to the Death of Bobbi Kristina Brown

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Jason Merritt/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Bobbi Kristina Brown, the daughter and only child of the late Whitney Houston and R&B singer Bobby Brown, died Sunday. She was 22 years old.

From the moment the news was announced, celebrity reaction began, and it hasn’t let up since.  Here’s a round-up of some of the comments so far:

Oprah Winfrey: “Peace at Last! #BobbiKristina”

Chris Brown: “RIP BOBBI KRISTINA! My heart goes out to the family. People please be respectful and understanding to their privacy.”

Angela Bassett: “Children are God’s most precious gift to us. In Him we live & breathe & have our being.”

Paula Abdul: “I was greatly saddened to hear of the passing of #BobbiKristina -I send my love & heartfelt condolences to the Brown & Houston families.”

Taraji P. Henson: “Rest in heaven #BobbiKristina”

Puff Daddy: “Rest in peace #BobbiKristina”

Ciara: “Lost For Words About The Life Story Of Whitney and Her Daughter Bobbi Kristina. Praying For The Houston and Brown Family. #RestInPeaceBobbiKristina”

Sam Smith: “The most heartbreaking tale. May you both rest in peace, and find the happiness and contentment you couldn’t find in this world, in the next. My love and thoughts with all their family and friends on this sad night xx.”

Ne-Yo: “Rest in peace #BobbiKristina”

Tamar Braxton: “Lord Jesus.”

Erykah Badu: “Love to you Bobbi Kristina. We love you B. Brown!!”

Missy Elliott: “My heart is truly heavy. May u rest in peace with your mommy #BobbiKristina sending prayers 2 the Brown/Houston family”

Viola Davis: “My prayers are with the entire Houston/Brown family. May #BobbiKristina, rest peacefully with her mother in heaven.”

Questlove: “Man. #RIP.”

Sherri Shepherd: “‘Motherhood changes you… you don’t live for you, you’re living for your children’ Whitney Houston #RIP Bobbi Kristina” 

Sheryl Underwood: “Rest With The Lord #BobbiKristina”

Wendy Williams: “Devastating. May you rest in peace Bobbi Kristina.”

Ava Duvernay: “She seemed to be caught in the web of celebrity upon arrival. Twenty two years. A sad end. May the sister have peace now. #BobbiKristina”

Vivica A. Fox: “RIP #BobbiKristina My deepest sympathies 2 your father #BobbyBrown n your GrandMa #CissyHouston We will miss ya 4sho darling ;)”

Al Sharpton: “My prayers are with Cissy Houston, Bobby Brown, and the entire family and love ones of Bobbi Christina. So sad. May God grant her peace.”

Holly Robinson Peete: “Rest In Heaven.  You were loved, Bobbi Kristina Brown.”

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‘Bachelor,’ ‘Bachelorette’ Stars Reunite

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Prior contestants of ???The Bachelor,??? ???The Bachelorette??? and ???Bachelor in Paradise??? reunited on ???GMA??? ahead of ???The Bachelorette??? finale.

‘The Bachelor’ Alums Reveal Whether They’re Team Nick or Team Shawn

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They play word association and dish secrets of the set.

Chris Harrison Makes 10-Second Pleas for Shawn and Nick

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Here’s why to root for each of the “Bachelorette” finalists.

"Ant-Man" Earns Narrow Box Office Win over "Pixels"

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Buena Vista/Marvel(LOS ANGELES) — Ant-Man crawled past the competition for the second weekend in a row.

The Marvel movie, starring Paul Rudd as the titular superhero, remains the box office champ after earning an estimated 24.8 million dollars from Friday through Sunday.

The video game-themed Adam Sandler flick Pixels opened in second place, collecting 24 million dollars — perhaps a disappointing total, since the film had a production budget of 88 million.

The Jake Gyllenhaal boxing drama Southpaw bowed in fifth place with 16.5 million, one spot ahead of Paper Towns, which had a 12.5-million-dollar debut.

Here are the top 10 movies from Friday through Sunday, with estimated ticket sales, according to Rentrak:

1. Ant-Man, $24.8 million
2. Pixels, $24 million
3. Minions, $22.1 million
4. Trainwreck, $17.3 million
5. Southpaw, $16.5 million
6. Paper Towns, $12.5 million
7. Inside Out, $7.4 million
8. Jurassic World, $6.9 million
9. Mr. Holmes, $2.8 million
10. Terminator Genisys, $2.4 million

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Caitlyn Jenner Reveals ‘True Identity’ to Family in "I Am Cait" Premiere

Posted on: July 27th, 2015 by ABC News No Comments

James White/E! Entertainment(LOS ANGELES) — Caitlyn Jenner’s new E! series, I Am Cait, premiered Sunday night, offering insight into how she and her family are handling her transition to a woman.

The episode began with Caitlyn waking up at 4:32 a.m., unable to sleep. She commented, “I feel bad that…especially young people are going through such a difficult time in their life.”

“We don’t want people dying over this. We don’t want people murdered over this stuff,” she continued. “What a responsibility I have toward this community.”

“I just hope I get it right,” she added moments later.

Caitlyn stressed that she had a strong support system around her. That includes stepdaughter Kim Kardashian, who called to tell her that Caitlyn had gained hundreds of thousands of followers on Twitter after her Vanity Fair cover was released.

“I don’t think I have ever been more excited about life than I am right now,” Caitlyn remarked. “Living my true identity and hopefully going to make a difference in the world. That’s my mission.”

We saw Caitlyn reveal her true identity to her mother, Esther, and sisters Pam and Lisa. Pam recalled that Caitlyn had first confided in her decades ago, but Caitlyn didn’t raise the subject again until a couple of years ago.

Esther told Caitlyn that she “hid it very well.”

Esther admitted that it would take some getting used to. That was evident in her pronoun use when she told the cameras, “I think he’s a very good-looking woman. He’s still Bruce.”

While Caitlyn spent time with her mom and sisters, her daughter Kylie FaceTimed her, “loopy” from a dentist appointment. It was the first time Kylie would see Caitlyn as a woman, and that made Caitlyn a little nervous. Kylie reassured her, “You look pretty.”

Kylie later saw Caitlyn in person; the teen worried that it might be uncomfortable at first. However, all went well.

During a private moment with Esther, Caitlyn addressed any concerns her mom might have. She explained, “I feel like Caitlyn fits in better into society than Bruce ever did because Bruce had to lie.”

Kim Kardashian and her husband, rapper Kanye West, also made an appearance in the series premiere. Kanye was supportive of Caitlyn’s transition, calling it “one of the strongest things that [has] happened in our existence as human beings, that are so controlled by perception.”

In a more lighthearted scene, Kim went through Caitlyn’s closet and critiqued her clothing.

In the final minutes of the episode, Caitlyn met with the family of Kyler Prescott, a San Diego transgender teen who had committed suicide. Afterward, contact information for the Trevor Lifeline, a suicide hotline for gay and questioning youth, was displayed.

E! is scheduled to air a total of eight episodes of I Am Cait.

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Kristen Bell Leaves Voicemail as "Frozen" Princess for Girl with Brain Tumor

Posted on: July 27th, 2015 by ABC News No Comments

ABC News(LOS ANGELES) — Kristen Bell just made one very brave girl’s day.

Avery Huffman, 6, recently was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor, and her family has been documenting her battle on CaringBridge.org.

“On June 30th, our sweet Avery was diagnosed with a brain tumor, a cancerous tumor that is inoperable…a brain tumor found in the pons, part of the brainstem on the lower back of the brain, near the top of the spinal cord. Please join us in prayer as we stand with Avery as this tough little girl fights the battle of her life. #AveryStrong,” her family wrote on the site.

Well, someone must have gotten the message to Bell, because she took it upon herself to call Avery and leave her a sweet message as Anna from Frozen. ABC News confirmed that it was Bell who sent the voicemail.

In the voicemail, she says, “This is Princess Anna of Arendelle. I just wanted to call and say, ‘Hello.'”

She then brings her a message from her sister Elsa, who had heard “you’ve been such a good girl.”

“She has decided to crown you as an honorary princess of Arendelle,” Bell adds. “I think you’ll make a great princess.”

It made quite an impression on Avery and her family.

“I’ve watched the video of her hearing from Anna/Kristen Bell, around 50 times, just to watch her face light up, and to hear her giggle and see her smile,” Avery’s parents, Brandon and Amanda, commented on the Caring Bridge site.

Frozen was released by Disney, parent company of ABC News.

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John Stamos Says ‘I’m Back’ After Leaving Rehab

Posted on: July 27th, 2015 by ABC News No Comments

ABC/Randy Holmes(LOS ANGELES) — Weeks after entering rehab, John Stamos is back.

“I’m back! Took a month to take care of things. Healthy. Feeling grateful for the love & support of family & friends,” the Full House star wrote on Twitter.

Earlier in July, ABC’s Los Angeles station, KABC, confirmed that the actor had gone into rehab.

Stamos checked himself into a residential program for substance abuse, according to People magazine. This came after he was charged in June with a DUI.

Officers stopped Stamos in Beverly Hills last month and took him to a local hospital, where he was cited for driving under the influence, according to a statement from the Beverly Hills Police Department.

After the incident, Stamos tweeted, “Thanks to everyone for their love & support. I’m home & well. Very appreciative of the BHPD & Cedars for their care.”

He’s now focusing on his Full House spin-off, Fuller House. Over the weekend he posted a photo on Instagram of himself in front of his trailer on the set, looking at a script. He wrote, “And we’re back! Same sideburns- different decade.”

Fuller House will premiere on Netflix in 2016.

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