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Matt James Reflects on “Frustrating” Rachael Kirkconnell Controversy After Breakup

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Matt James “Bachelor” Finale: Host Emmanuel Acho Thoughts

Matt James is speaking out after his breakup from Rachael Kirkconnell.

On The Bachelor‘s March 15 finale, viewers watched as Matt ultimately chose the graphic designer, though he decided not to propose. While Matt and Rachael enjoyed a “honeymoon” phase after filming wrapped—the feeling didn’t last long. As Matt explained on After the Final Rose, he and Rachael broke up after racially insensitive photos of her surfaced online.

Rachael has since apologized and has vowed to educate herself after the images—showing her attending an antebellum plantation-themed fraternity party—emerged. However, as Matt told host Emmanuel Acho, he believes Rachael needs to do the work on her own rather than together as a couple.

On Tuesday, March 16, Matt appeared on Good Morning America to reflect on seeing Rachael for the first time after their split. “It hit me like a ton of bricks,” he told GMA‘s Michael Strahan. “I felt the weight of everything that I was carrying throughout the season and with what we were dealing with as a country and having to explain that, why I think it’s problematic to me and our relationship, which was extremely difficult.”

While Matt said he’d been hoping for a future with Rachael, including an engagement and marriage, the revelations of her past changed things. As he explained, “When you find out the things I did, it deters you from that ultimate goal because—like I stated during After the Final Rose—there’s just things that you might not understand what it means to be with someone like me.”

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When asked if he felt like he “missed out” on exploring relationships with other women after learning of Rachael’s past, Matt told Michael, “The conversations that have come from everything that’s taken place are more important than anything I could’ve left with. And if that means that I leave under the circumstances that I left with, so be it.”

“As the love stories become more diverse the people that tell them should become just as diverse…I’m excited to see the institutional change take place and I’m honored to be a part of it.” @mattjames919 talks about the future of @BachelorABC franchise. https://t.co/fSvXNfQioz pic.twitter.com/KDHgnDtlzF

— Good Morning America (@GMA) March 16, 2021

During After the Final Rose, Rachael admitted that—while filming the show—she hadn’t been worried about the controversial photos emerging because she didn’t understand how hurtful they were at the time. “That’s the frustrating part about the position that I’m in,” Matt said, “is having to explain not only to Rachael but to the rest of America why things like that are problematic because we don’t have that chance to have that ignorance. Think about Breonna Taylor, think about Tamir Rice, they didn’t have that opportunity to have ignorance.”

As for where Matt thinks Rachael is on her journey to understanding, he told Michael, “I know that Rachael’s a good person and everything she outlined in her apology and her statement, I’m looking forward to seeing her do because I know she’s capable of it.”

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During his time on GMA, Matt also weighed in on Tayshia Adams and Kaitlyn Bristowe taking over hosting duties on The Bachelorette while Chris Harrison remains on temporary leave from the show. As fans may recall, the longtime Bachelor Nation host came under fire after defending Rachael’s past behavior in a conversation with Rachel Lindsay. Soon after, Chris announced he’s taking time away from the ABC series.

“I’m excited, it’s a fresh start and we need more women hosting,” Matt said of the hosting change. “It was the right move.”

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Selena Gomez’s Epic Basketball Fail Will Make You Laugh Out Loud

Selena Gomez Teases “SG3” Era–And Fans Are Freaking Out!

At least Selena Gomez gave it her best shot.

 

While recently hanging out with friends, the “Same Old Love” singer took her pals up on their challenge of playing basketball and let’s just say—we don’t think Selena is thinking of the heading to the NBA as her next career move.

 

“So, my friends asked me if I could do a three-pointer and I said ‘yes,”’ the 28-year-old star confessed as she broke out in a laugh. One pal then noted, “So, here we are.”

 

Before taking her position on the court, Selena turned to the camera to reveal a pre-game injury that might affect her chances of making it in for her three-pointer.

 

“Update—I recently had an injury in the kitchen,” the actress shared in her Instagram Story video while comically showing off a Band-Aid on one of her middle fingers. “And I may not be able to perform well, so you know.”

 

After getting some encouragement from one of her friends, Selena took the shot—and swiftly missed. The “We Don’t Talk Anymore” artist jokingly wrote as the caption during her attempt, “So… I can’t.”

Although the Rare Beauty founder showed some great sportsmanship after all, we can think of quite a few other things the pop star is busy excelling in.

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— Selena Gomez Source (@GomezSource) June 10, 2021

In addition to releasing Rare, launching her beauty company and hosting her very own HBO Max cooking show, the actress is also starring in the new Hulu miniseries, Murders in the Building, which will premiere on August 31.

With all of the star’s latest ventures in mind, we can see why Selena has had a little less time to shoot in the gym.

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Michael Strahan’s Father’s Day Gift Ideas Will Make Dad Feel Seen & Heard

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Father’s Day is around the corner! Besides showering your dad with lots of love on the big day, show your gratitude with a thoughtful gift that he can use on a daily basis. But if you’re stuck on what to surprise your daddio with, Michael Strahan has some pretty great ideas!

“When giving a gift for Father’s Day make it practical and something simple,” the GMA host explained. “It doesn’t have to be elaborate or expensive, but if it is we won’t complain. Hahaha. We are just happy to be thought of!”

And Michael’s favorite part about Father’s Day, you ask?

“The best part of celebrating Father’s Day is just reflecting on being a father and how proud I am to have that responsibility,” the former football pro revealed to E!. “The love for and from your kids is everyday so I look at Father’s Day as a day for me to think about how lucky I am to be their father!”

For Michael’s Father’s Day gift guide, scroll below!

MSX by Michael Strahan Short Sleeve Polo

“This polo was designed to be worn for any occasion. It is part of the MSX “workleisure” collection that focused on versatile, performance fabrics at a great price. The polo is perfect for dad because it can take him from the golf course, to the office or to brunch with loved ones while looking and feeling his best.”

2021 Apple TV HD (32GB, 5th Generation)

“The Apple TV is the perfect streaming solution for dads who love watching movies and shows with their family. It is an easy and reliable product to bring the family together.”

Starbucks Gift Card

“For a dad who loves coffee, you can never go wrong with a Starbucks gift card.”

Titleist Pro V Golf Balls with Dad’s Initials

Personalized golf balls with your dad’s initials will make him smile on any golf course.”

Subscription to Robb Report

“A subscription to Robb Report makes an amazing gift for any dad who enjoys the finer things in life from luxury automobiles to interior design and style.”

Breakfast in Bed

Homemade breakfast from your family is the best way to wake up on Father’s Day. Nothing makes you feel more special than this heartfelt and simple gesture.”

Still on the hunt for the ultimate Father’s Day gifts? Check out Russell Wilson’s game-winning Father’s Day gift ideas.

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Netflix Summons a Second Season of Shadow and Bone: See the Cast React

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“Shadow and Bone” Stars Share Best Fan Experiences

Netflix has summoned more of Shadow and Bone.

Yes, on Monday, June 7, the streaming service announced that the fantasy drama will have a second season. The cast, which includes Jessie Mei Li, Ben Barnes, Amita Suman and more, reacted to the news in a video uploaded to YouTube.

“I think it worked,” the series’ star Jessie, who plays Sun Summoner Alina Starkov, noted at the start of the clip. Co-star Kit Young, who plays Jesper Fahey, then took over and added, “Your summoning powers worked.”

As footage showed fans trying their hands at summoning light, the cast confirmed that season two of the show is a go. Ben, who plays General Kirigan (a.k.a. The Darkling), announced, “Spoiler alert: I’ll see you in season two.”

For those who’ve yet to tune into the show, Netflix offered up the following description for season one: “In a world cleaved in two by a massive barrier of perpetual darkness, where unnatural creatures feast on human flesh, a young soldier uncovers a power that might finally unite her country. But as she struggles to hone her power, dangerous forces plot against her. Thugs, thieves, assassins and saints are at war now, and it will take more than magic to survive.”

The series is based on Leigh Bardugo‘s popular Grishaverse novels, which includes the Shadow and Bone trilogy, the Six of Crows duology and the King of Scars duology. So, it’s no wonder that Netflix is moving forward with more episodes.

Check out the season two announcement in the new video above!

Also, learn the fate of your other favorite shows by scrolling through the images below.

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Renewed: Shadow and Bone (Netflix)

Shadow and Bone will return for a second season on Netflix.

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Renewed: 9-1-1: Lone Star (Fox)

9-1-1: Lone Star will return for a third season in 2022, on Fox.

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Renewed: 9-1-1 (Fox)

9-1-1 will be back for a fifth season of wild emergencies on Fox.

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Renewed: The Resident (Fox)

Fox has officially said yes to a fifth season of The Resident

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Canceled: The Unicorn (CBS)

After two seasons, CBS has said goodbye to its Unicorn. 

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Canceled: All Rise (CBS)

CBS has canceled the legal drama All Rise after two seasons. 

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Canceled: Rebel (ABC)

There will be no season two for Katey Sagal‘s legal dramedy. 

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Canceled: Mixed-ish (ABC)

ABC is saying goodbye to its Black-ish prequel after two seasons. 

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Canceled: For Life (ABC)

There will be no season three on ABC for For Life, though the show is reportedly being shopped to a new home.

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Canceled: American Housewife (ABC)

After five seasons, the plug has been pulled on comedy American Housewife.

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Canceled: Call Your Mother (ABC)

ABC has said no to a season two of freshman comedy Call Your Mother.

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Renewed and Ending: Black-ish (ABC)

ABC has renewed Black-ish for an eighth and final season, which creator Kenya Barris says will allow the Johnsons to “close this chapter out…the right way.” 

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Renewed: The Conners (ABC)

ABC confirmed that The Conners will return for a fourth season.

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Renewed: A Million Little Things (ABC)

This ensemble drama will return for a fourth season on ABC.

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Renewed: The Goldbergs (ABC)

Break out your festive sweaters because The Goldbergs will be back for season nine.

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Renewed: Home Economics (ABC)

After a successful first season, ABC renewed Home Economics for season two.

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Renewed: The Rookie (ABC)

The Rookie will be back with new episodes as it’s been renewed for a fourth season.

NBC

Renewed: Law & Order: Organized Crime (NBC)

Fans can expect more of Detective Elliot Stabler (Christopher Meloni) as Law & Order: Organized Crime has been renewed for a second season on NBC.

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Renewed: American Idol (ABC)

The singing competition was renewed for a 20th season (its fifth on ABC) in May 2021.

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Ending: This Is Us (NBC)

NBC announced that This Is Us will come to an end with an “uninterrupted” season six, airing midseason 2022. 

Fox

Canceled: Prodigal Son (Fox)

Fox has said goodbye to Prodigal Son after two seasons.

ABC

Renewed: Grey’s Anatomy (ABC)

After months of making us worry, ABC has renewed Grey’s Anatomy for a season 18. 

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Renewed: Station 19 (ABC)

Grey’s Anatomy spinoff Station 19 will return for a fifth season on ABC. 

Fox

Renewed: Call Me Kat

Fox has renewed Mayim Bialik‘s cat cafe comedy for a second season.

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Renewed: Kenan (NBC)

Kenan will return for a second season on NBC.

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Renewed: Young Rock (NBC)

NBC has opted to smell what the Rock is cooking for a second season, premiering in 2022.

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Canceled: A Little Late With Lilly Singh (NBC)

A Little Late With Lilly Singh is ending after two season on NBC. The final new episode will air on Thursday, June 3.

Netflix

Canceled: The Irregulars (Netflix)

One and done. Netflix canceled The Irregulars after only one season in May 2021.

ABC

Renewed: Big Sky (ABC)

ABC’s drama thriller Big Sky will return for season two.

Netflix

Renewed: Ginny & Georgia (Netflix)

Ginny & Georgia will return for a second season on Netflix.

Shadow and Bone is available to stream on Netflix.

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