Although The Bachelorette fan favorite Peter Kraus didn’t become the next Bachelor, he’s definitely sticking with the franchise. The show’s creator, Mike Fleiss, announced via social media on Wednesday that Peter will be on The Bachelor Winter Games, the spinoff series set to air in February opposite NBC’s Olympics coverage. Based on The Bachelor Winter Games details we know so far, contestants will compete in Winter-themed athletic challenges while also (naturally) looking for love. Kraus, who hasn’t yet addressed the news, will be competing alongside fellow alums from the international Bachelor and Bachelorette series. In late September, Fleiss revealed that at least 12 nations will be represented among the contestants on the show. Who’s ready?!
If you looked up «relationship goals» in the dictionary, chances are you would probably find Peter Hermann and Mariska Hargitay. The couple, who first met on the set of Law & Order: SVU, tied the knot in 2004 and have been giving us precious glimpses of their love life ever since. Aside from giving each other heart eyes on the red carpet, Mariska is constantly posting photos of their sweet bond on social media. From their world travels to their game-day selfies, you will no doubt swoon over their picture-perfect marriage.
Peter Hermann and Mariska Hargitay’s family knows how to do Halloween right. The ridiculously sweet couple always make us smile with their appearances, so it’s only fitting that their costumes with their three children, Amaya, August, and Andrew, do the same. We’ve only gotten a few glimpses of their family gatherings over the years, but they’ve all been picture-perfect. Whether Mariska is dressing up as a Pink Lady with her little girl or the entire clan is channeling the characters from Inside Out while walking around New York City, their costumes will no doubt fill you with joy.
ABC finally revealed who would be the next Bachelor on Thursday, and the news left a lot of fans more confused and, quite frankly, annoyed. Not only does the decision to cast season eight Bachelorette runner-up Arie Luyendyk Jr. come out of left field, but most of Bachelor Nation was hoping it would actually be season 13 Bachelorette runner-up Peter Kraus. As fans expressed their frustrations on social media shortly after the reveal, Kraus decided to put it all out there in a lengthy post on Instagram.
«#tbt to the most incredible journey of this life time that has now officially come to an end today. As I sit here writing this, I struggle to hold back the tears as I am overcome with emotion one last time. First and foremost.. Rachel, there are so very many things that I’ve wished I could say to you since the day we parted ways in Spain, but for everyone’s sake, I’ll keep it short… You gave me a chance and all that I can say is thank you. I have a heart filled with love for you now and always and wish you nothing but the best in your life and love ahead. ABC, you saw something in me, but something held me back. You treated me with such love and kindness and showed me glimpses of a life I never once dreamed that I could have. I will be forever humbled and grateful and will always look back at these last 6 months with an ear to ear smile, knowing that this has truly been a very special life indeed. Upon leaving the @bacheloretteabc I was asked, ‘what did you learn about yourself during this process?’ And at the time I naively said ‘nothing that I can think of.’ Now… looking back… I realize I learned one of the single greatest teachings of my life; When you let uncertainty or fear guide your decisions, you risk missing out on what could potentially be the greatest opportunity of a life time. So live dangerously, live without the fear of the unknown, and continue to live and love with a heart that is truly open to anything. #thankyou #lovealways»
While it’s still uncertain why exactly he was skipped over for The Bachelor season 22, his endearing response has only made America fall even more in love with him. Here’s hoping he will have another chance at love next season.
While we still don’t know who the next Bachelor will be, we might know who it isn’t going to be: fan favorite Peter Kraus. Judging from a seemingly pointed tweet from The Bachelor creator Mike Fleiss, Peter’s behavior in the finale of the most recent season of The Bachelorette is not what the franchise is looking for.
One of the biggest problems with The Bachelor is a question that has been plaguing the reality series since its inception in 2002: can two people really find true love over the course of just one month? If you look at all the couples who have ridden off into the sunset after the credits rolled and gone on to find their own happily ever afters (be it with each other, or Fit Tea sponsorships), there’s definitely room to argue that, yes, going on The Bachelor, The Bachelorette, or Bachelor in Paradise can result in a contestant making a genuine connection with someone. Just look at BIP‘s Jade Roper and Tanner Tolbert, who recently welcomed their first child, or Bachelorette couple Trista and Ryan Sutter, who have been married since 2003.
Then again, getting engaged after only knowing each other for one month is a pretty rare thing to find outside of the couples who meet within Bachelor Nation. Peter Kraus, one of the final two contestants on Rachel Lindsay’s season of The Bachelorette this year, cited this as his reason for not wanting to propose to Rachel, despite his passionate feelings for her (he said he wanted them to spend more time together as boyfriend and girlfriend first, but she refused anything other than a proposal and chose Bryan Abasolo instead). Their subsequent breakup was one of the most emotional moments in all of Bachelorette history, especially because, to many fans, it was clear that the love between Rachel and Peter was genuine. Was Peter so wrong for wanting to get to know Rachel before entering into a serious commitment? There are plenty of people who would say no, but Fleiss certainly isn’t one of them.
While rumors swirl about who the next lucky leading man on the show will be when it returns in 2018, Fleiss posted a subtweet that really seems to be aimed at Peter.
Do we really want a Bachelor who isn’t ready to settle down with a woman he loves? Hmmm. Not what #thebachelor is all about…
— Mike Fleiss (@fleissmeister) August 17, 2017
Adding to speculation that the tweet is about Peter is People‘s recent interview with an anonymous source close to the show, who revealed that Bachelor producers see the former contestant as their «worst nightmare» because he couldn’t be coerced into proposing to Rachel in the end. «The fact that no one could talk Peter into buckling under and just giving her the ring — and that he wouldn’t play along — absolutely enraged the higher-ups at the show,» the source said. «Including Fleiss, definitely. He is totally on their sh*t list forever, and there is no way they will reward him with a shot at The Bachelor. No way.»
Reality Steve, who was one of the first to break the news about the Bachelor in Paradise controversy in June (among many other Bachelor Nation bombshells), also got in on the drama about Peter with a few tweets of his own.
(1/2) This is what I’m hearing: They absolutely want Peter as the «Bachelor.» Hearing he told them no. Now they’re leaking stuff to People
— RealitySteve (@RealitySteve) August 17, 2017
(2/2)…pretending they never wanted him in first place. BS. They want him, he said no apparently, & now they turn the narrative around
— RealitySteve (@RealitySteve) August 17, 2017
Let’s just pray that they don’t bring Juan Pablo back for another try.
I’m pretty clueless about Game of Thrones (that’s not an invitation to leak more information, hackers). But I’m aware of the direwolf cuteness on Game of Thrones. The direwolves on Game of Thrones, like Arya Stark’s Nymeria, are obviously played by huskies and not actual wolves. According to Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones has the same effect as 101 Dalmatians did in 1997; people are still getting pupnotized by the cuteness they seen on screen. But before you seek out a husky to recreate Game of Thrones at home, Peter is here to politely ask that you think twice about that.
UsWeekly says that Peter recently teamed up with his pals at PETA to talk about the increase in Game of Thrones-inspired husky purchases. I know what you’re thinking, and no, he didn’t appear naked in an ad with a bone covering his junk and a PETA-style double entendre about doggy style. He released a statement about it.
“Please, to all of the Game of Thrones many wonderful fans, we understand that due to the Direwolves huge popularity, many folks are going out and buying huskies. Not only does this hurt all the wonderful homeless dogs waiting for a chance at a good home in shelters, but shelters are reporting that huskies are being abandoned as often happens when dogs are bought on impulse, without understanding the dog’s needs. Please, please: if you’re going to bring a dog into your family, make sure you’re prepared for such a tremendous responsibility and remember to always, ALWAYS, adopt from a shelter.”
My dog sister was a shelter-rescued husky mix, so I think I can speak on husky ownership. If Peter really wanted to get his message across, he should have gotten specific with exactly what kind of “needs” we’re talking about here. Want a husky? Fine, but that husky also comes with hundreds of fluffy husky fur tumbleweeds that will blow through your house on any given day. And the howling! As former Hot Slut Zeus has shown us, huskies have a tendency to howl until they get their way. So if you’re trying to watch Game of Thrones, and your husky wants to watch a Discovery Channel special on squirrels, you better be prepared to change the channel.
‘Like A Supervillain Whose Superpower Is Bullsh*t’: Peter Serafinowicz On Comedy In The Age Of Trump
The Hollywood Reporter recently spoke with Peter Serafinowicz, a very hilarious human being who has popped up in everything from Shaun of the Dead to Guardians of the Galaxy. He even voiced Darth Maul in the Star Wars: The Phantom Menace. Ostensibly the British actor was promoting his starring role in Amazon’s new The Tick series… or at least he was, until the interview took a turn toward the Trump.
You see, Serafinowicz is also the man behind those «Sassy Trump» videos you may have seen on Twitter. Here’s a sample from the recent «on many sides» speech:
They are wonderful, and terrifying, and Serafinowicz has been dedicated to producing them consistently for over a year. When asked what his reasoning behind the videos was, this was how he explained it:
Well, Donald Trump…in a way he’s like a supervillain whose superpower is bullshit. I really mean that. I know it’s a jokey thing to say, but it’s definitely a thing. He is an expert…possibly the best bullshitter that mankind has created.
To anybody who is in comedy, they say, well you’ve got four more years of great material. And every comic I know, every comedy writer is like, fuck, no, you don’t understand. It’s like he’s nigh-invulnerable, like The Tick. He’s beyond parody because he’s so exaggerated. That’s a major way that people make fun of somebody — taking a trait of theirs and exaggerate it to an absurd level. But with Trump, every trait of his is exaggerated to 100. And the things he does are so out of the realms of reality that even in a comedy they would be like, OK guys, come on, you’ve got to rewrite this, nobody is going to believe it.
So with Sassy Trump, and it certainly wasn’t the intention at the start, I realized as I went on that by adding this layer of a silly voice over this man’s actual real words, it strips away a layer, weirdly. The words are concealed by his bullshit. By adding this layer it reveals them. And you realize, shit, he is the president of the USA and these are the actual words he is saying.
He goes on to discuss the reaction he’s gotten from the U.S. (surprise — journalists love the videos), and muse about whether Trump will start to out-sass him, making it impossible to continue. The whole article is worth a read, because he is a gem of a guy with a lot of great stories. The Tick launches on Amazon August 25th. And in the meantime, here’s Sassy Trump discussing North Korea:
What if you could hook your brain up to a machine and watch your memories played back as easy as a TV show? It’s the invention of such a machine that sets off the thrilling mystery at the heart of sci-fi flick Rememory, which premiered at Sundance earlier this year. Game of Thrones alum Peter Dinklage stars as a mysterious man trying to solve the murder of visionary scientist Gordon Dunn (Martin Donovan) and the twisted, dangerous web of lies that he gets dragged into as he attempts to piece together the puzzle. Anton Yelchin, who tragically died last Summer, also appears in the film, as does Mad Men‘s Julia Ormond and The 100‘s Henry Ian Cusick. It hits Google Play on Aug. 24 and arrives in theaters on Sept. 8.
Peter Dinklage is well-known for his role on Game of Thrones, but in real life, he’s a loving husband and father. In 2005, the actor married theater director Erica Schmidt, and they welcomed their first child, a daughter whose name has not yet been revealed, in 2011. While the two are usually pretty reserved about their romance (and their family life), they have been known to show sweet PDA from time to time on the red carpet. Whether they’re giving each other heart eyes at the Game of Thrones premiere or they’re supporting each other at the Emmy Awards, it’s clear these two have a lot of love for each other. As they get ready to welcome their second child, see some of their best appearances over the years.
American hero Joey Chestnut celebrated the 4th of July by devouring 72 hot dogs in 10 minutes to capture his 10th Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating championship, a disgusting feat that propelled his name up there with greats like Rafael Nadal and Yogi Berra:
I hate this fuccin place pic.twitter.com/E3sKN17yVb
— ESPN Drunk (@EspnDrunk) July 5, 2017
A ridiculous graphic for sure, but nothing you should lose your mind over.
Enter: Peter King, who does not share that sentiment and spent part of his 4th venting over the contest:
On Independence Day, the most grotesque event our country “celebrates.” Feed these hot dogs to hungry people, not professional gluttons. https://t.co/c2k5lyN3FQ
— Peter King (@SI_PeterKing) July 4, 2017
Sadly Peter’s public distaste for the event didn’t end there because Mike Golic decided to engage him on this very important matter:
Come on Peter, so are you saying it's not possible to do both? and I love the contest
— Mike Golic (@espngolic) July 4, 2017
They agreed to disagree, sort of:
You are right we won't agree, good to know you are speaking for them and know their intentions, thats a bit high on your horse isn't it?
— Mike Golic (@espngolic) July 5, 2017
Not a fan of nationally televised gluttony as sport.
To each his own. https://t.co/qejBSGzKW1
— Peter King (@SI_PeterKing) July 5, 2017
Fortunately this random Twitter argument ended cordially:
Have a good Fourth, Mike. Best to you and your family. https://t.co/gEogebMX35
— Peter King (@SI_PeterKing) July 5, 2017