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Bachelorette Emergency! Producers Had To Call ‘Backup Contestants’ 2 Weeks Into Filming — WTF Is Going On!?

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Like all things in 2020, it appears the newest season of The Bachelorette is cursed! But what’s going on??

After months of production delays and a fan-demanded recasting of suitors, it appears producers made a big move after the first two weeks of filming began for Clare Crawley’s season: they reached out to “backup” contestants!

That’s right, Perezcious readers. For reasons unknown, Bachelor Nation producers reportedly contacted several men who were not initially cast to film the current season “out of the blue,” according to an Us Weekly source, suggesting that something had gone FULLY awry during filming.

Related: The Bachelor‘s Peter Weber & Kelley Flanagan Are Moving In Together!

The insider explained:

“Last weekend, producers reached out to backup Bachelorette contestants who had been vetted for Clare’s season but were ultimately not cast to film at La Quinta [Resort]. When producers reached back out, out of the blue, it was very apparent that something had happened with production.”

Inneresting…

There have already been quite a few hurdles for production on the upcoming season. After shooting was put on hold indefinitely due to health and safety concerns, ABC revealed that Crawley would embark on her made-for-TV love journey in a single quarantined location amid the coronavirus pandemic. Robert Mills, VP of Alternative Series at ABC, explained in late June on On Air With Ryan Seacrest:

“We’re going to be in one location and everyone will be tested [for coronavirus] the week before. Maybe there’s some travel, maybe it’s just domestic, maybe it’s by bus. We’ll see. If things aren’t that safe, we’ll shoot it the same way where everybody is safe, they’re tested, they’re quarantined, and then you can have kissing and arguing and everything else.”

There was also some drama when the rose-seekers were originally announced: many fans expressed frustrations with the younger crowd that was chosen to compete for the 39-year-old hairstylist’s heart, so production swapped out some of the first group with a slightly older batch, 20 of whom are aged 30 or older. 

But it appears another unknown issue has now come up. The source explained that the signs “obviously” pointed to something going wrong on set when the production team started “calling backup contestants and asking them to come to La Quinta within 24 hours.”

WITHIN 24 HOURS?? That’s a hunk emergency!

So… what the actual f**k is going on!?

Was there a fight between contestants? A fight between a contestant and producer? A COVID-19 outbreak? Did Garrett Yrigoyen show up and make everyone want to leave? Our minds are racing with theories. 

We guess we’ll find out more deets as they come out. Until then… what do U think is going on over at the La Quinta Resort, Perezcious readers?

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30 Photos Show How People Look Before And After Their Hair Transformation

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If you have ever had long hair or haven‘t changed your hairstyle in a hot minute, you might agree that it can become a security blanket, so it‘s often very hard to make that step and spice up things a bit. On the other hand, once you do it, it can be an immediate confidence boost. It‘s probably the main reason why people tend to experiment with their hair after major life changes.

Changing your hairstyle can elevate your looks to another level, but it has to be done by a professional hand—otherwise, it might go really wrong. Just think of all the quarantine hair fails we’ve seen or even experienced in the past few months of insanity. If you missed them, check out some of the most ridiculous and hilarious fails here and here. A carefully chosen hairstyle and color can complement your skin tone, face shape, and highlight your best features. The artists you‘ll see here definitely know what they are doing.

Scroll down to see some of the best transformations by the world‘s most talented hairstylists. Some of the before-and-afters might blow your mind―it’s amazing how a proper hairstyle can completely change the way a person looks! And feel free to take one look as inspiration next time you go to a salon!

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These amazing transformations are brought to you by #ONESHOT Hair Awards held by Behind The Chair―the largest community in the world for salon professionals to explore education possibilities and draw inspiration. The annual contest has received over 1,000,000 entries in different categories in only 5 years. There are two overall categories hairstylists can submit to: “Big Shot“ for pictures shot in a professional studio setting and “Hot Shot,” which celebrates real and raw hairstyles done behind the chair. To bring it down to Earth, in this post, we have compiled a list of raw before and after pics of contest winners and finalists across the years. These transformations show the hottest hairstyles and color trends that hairstylists masterfully transfer to clients’ hair.

Most of us dream of that perfect hairstyle that will turn heads, and it shows. The competition has 118k followers on Instagram while Behind The Chair has 1.7M. Though not everyone is brave enough to rock edgy haircuts and vibrant colors, these accounts throw out so much content every day that anyone can find something they fancy and would find suitable for day-to-day life. Or maybe even inspire you to step out of your comfort zone and try something out of the box? Anyway, if we can take one lesson from the #ONESHOT awards, it would definitely be to put down the kitchen scissors when you are tempted to chop off your heavy locks and look for a professional who will take good care of you.

A new hairstyle is not only about aesthetics, it’s usually way beyond that―a way of finding self-love and needed confidence. Experimenting with your hair can help you express yourself and it can actually be a lot of fun. But the most important part―it grows back! This is why we love sharing inspiring before and after photos of hair transformations. Find more posts with epic hair makeovers you should look at here, here, here, and here.

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Who’s Performing At The 2020 VMAs? From BTS To Doja Cat, The Lineup Is Stacked

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The first round of performers for the 2020 VMAs has been announced, and let’s just say the bar was set high. The annual awards show is set to air live on Aug. 30, and, per usual, MTV has enlisted some of your favorite superstars to hit the stage. Before the show kicks off, you’ll want to know who’s performing at the 2020 VMAs.

MTV announced the first round of performers on Aug. 4, with BTS, Doja Cat, and J Balvin leading the pack. While more performers are slated to be announced soon, they’ve started with some of the this year’s top-nominated artists. Balvin has four nominations at the 2020 show, while BTS scooped up three nods. “Say So” singer Doja Cat is also nominated for three awards, including the coveted PUSH best new artist award.

BTS is set to release their new single “Dynamite” on Aug. 21, and will take to the stage to perform the track at the VMAs for the first time. This will be the band’s first time performing at the VMAs as well, a detail MTV did not miss out on hyping in their Instagram announcement.

You can see MTV’s performer announcement post below.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, it’s unclear how much of the show will be live and how much will be pre-recorded or shot remotely. According to MTV, this year’s show will air across linear and digital platforms from Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, as well as from various locations throughout New York City.

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In addition to the performers, the 2020 VMAs nomination list was stacked with the biggest artists in music. Ariana and Lady Gaga led the nominations list with nine nods each, while Billie Eilish trailed just behind them with six. The Weeknd also scooped up six nominations and Taylor Swift’s name was spotted in five categories.

Ready to catch the action? The 2020 MTV Video Music Awards are set to air live on Sunday, Aug. 30, at 8 p.m. EST.

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Video shows ‘Burger King Kevin’ slapping fast-food employee

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A recent viral video showed a man dubbed “Burger King Kevin” slapping a Burger King employee. The incident resulted in the man’s arrest, TMZ reported.

Cops said that man, a customer named Austin Addison, was charged with harassment, disorderly conduct, and criminal mischief.

The video shows that prior to the slap, Addison yells at the employee and the employee tells him he is on camera.

“Can’t fucking count but for robbery and stealing stuff,” Addison yells. “She needs to get the fuck out here before I get her put in jail for the rest of her life.”

TMZ initially reported that the incident began because Addison was short on chicken nuggets but later clarified that Addison walked into Burger King looking for an employee he knew. The video began after he threw his keys, and a witness tried to calm him down. 

Fox News reported that Addison went on a “racist rant,” but according to the witness TMZ spoke to, this was not the case. 

The video was posted on Twitter on Aug. 3. According to court records, the incident took place on June 26 in Pennsylvania, and Addison was arrested on July 30.

Burger King told the Daily Dot in an emailed statement that the team member who was slapped was not seriously injured.

“We are deeply disturbed by the behavior displayed in this video,” the statement said. “Burger King takes the safety and fair treatment of team members and guests very seriously and we do not tolerate or condone violence of any kind in our restaurants.”

Addison’s social media accounts are no longer visible, but according to screenshots online, he was a cashier at Harbor Freight Tools. Heavy reported that Addison was no longer employed at the company at the time of the Burger King incident. 


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Trinady Joslin is an editorial intern for the Daily Dot and will graduate from UT with a journalism degree in spring 2022. She is also the Life and Arts Editor at the Daily Texan and an intern at Austin Woman Magazine.

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