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Who Would’ve Been the Bachelorette If It Wasn’t Hannah Brown?

  During The Bachelor’s After the Final Rose special on Tuesday night, the franchise officially named their next lead: Hannah Brown (aka Alabama Hannah or Hannah Beast) is the Bachelorette. (And they already unleashed the identities of all of her suitors, too!) Hannah, 24, was widely considered the frontrunner for the gig after her relatable […]

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During The Bachelor’s After the Final Rose special on Tuesday night, the franchise officially named their next lead: Hannah Brown (aka Alabama Hannah or Hannah Beast) is the Bachelorette. (And they already unleashed the identities of all of her suitors, too!)

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Hannah Brown

Hannah, 24, was widely considered the frontrunner for the gig after her relatable and self-professed “hot mess” turn on Colton Underwood’s season. But she was just one of five women being considered to be ABC’s leading lady for The Bachelorette’s 15th season.

In an exclusive interview with E! News, Robert Mills, ABC’s Senior Vice President, Alternative Series, Specials & Late-Night Programming, revealed who really was in contention to land the gig.

While women from previous seasons were rumored to be in the mix (especially Danielle Maltby), Mills confirmed that aside from Hannah, the four other women they met with were all from Colton Underwood’s season.

“We met with Hannah G, we met with Tayshia,” he revealed, “we met with Caelynn and we met with Demi.”

Yes, Demi Burnett, the outspoken 23-year-old from Texas who basically walked through the mansion door with a customized neon sign reading “villain” above her head.

During her time on the show, Demi was at the center of a lot of storylines, beginning with greeting Colton with this line straight out of the limo: “So, I have not dated a virgin since I was 12, but I’m excited to give it another shot.”

Aside from her numerous comments about Colton’s virginity, Demi also had a surprising emotional backstory, as she revealed her mother was in federal prison, and wasn’t afraid to go up against the other women in the house…with most usually going home the same episode they clashed with her. (Examples: Tracy and Courtney.)

Of course, any longtime Bachelor viewer knows the word villain isn’t so black and white in the franchise.

“I don’t think even a villain is even what a villain anymore,” Mills acknowledged. “With Demi, we thought she was going to be a villain. She’s like a Corinne [Olympios] or she’s like a Tierra [LiCausi] or one of these other sort of classic villains, and then you thought, no, she’s not like that. She speaks her mind and she’s very open.”

But longtime Bachelor viewers also know any contestant—male or female—who is even in the running to be the most polarizing contestant in the house and on social media usually isn’t in the running to be the next lead.

But Mills said, “She was a strong contender.”

In fact, Demi was probably the No. 2 choice if Hannah turned down the job or if something would’ve happened. “I think Demi would be a really interesting season,” Mills said.

And Demi was definitely interested. When we spoke with her at the Women Tell All taping (post-pacifier incident with Courtney), she immediately pointed to herself and said “This girl right here!” when we asked who should be the next Bachelorette.

“Of course, everyone wants to be the Bachelorette!” she said.

Just a few seasons ago, a polarizing contestant like Demi would’ve never even be considered for the lead gig, with Mills admitting, “We would say we reject it out of hand. We’d say, no, they can’t.”

But then a trip to Mexico changed everything, as the launch of Bachelor in Paradise in 2014 opened up a new well of storytelling for some of the more controversial

“You saw the villains get redemption and those are sometimes the best stories that we tell,” Mills said. “I think that’s when we started to say nobody can ever be discounted.”

The perfect example of this redemption arc was Nick Viall, who went from two-time Bachelorette villain/finalist to surprising fan-favorite to unexpected Bachelor thanks to his time on Bachelor in Paradise.

“We’re starting to learn from that, so that’s why we were like, ‘We should at least meet with Demi.’ Let’s just embrace something we’ve never done before. We’re so far in now. You’ve got to try something different.”

Of course, they ultimately went with Hannah, but of the meeting with the 23-year-old spitfire, Mills said, “It was certainly fun to sit with Demi and imagine what that season would’ve been like and we know it would’ve been great.”

Aside from Demi, producers also sat down with the three women who rounded out Colton’s final four: Caelynn Miller-Keyes, Hannah’s one-time pageant rival; Tayshia Adams, the divorcee who was ready for marriage and always down for an adrenaline-themed date, and Hannah Godwin, the content creator who was blindsided when Colton broke up with her.”

When it came to Hannah G., Mills explained she “was clearly still really heartbroken. It’s very hard. On one hand, that’s a great story of somebody getting over someone they were in love with. But it happened so quickly, that was kind of the worry there.”

After her impressive performance during the After the Final Rose special, where viewers got to see her stand up for herself and get the answers she needed from Colton, many fans were hoping to see Hannah G. named as the next lead, lamenting her lack of screen-time during Colton’s season as it failed to show off her personality.

“It’s much more sped up,” Mills said of the casting process for the Bachelorette vs. the Bachelor, as the former goes into production just days after they finish up the latter.

“With The Bachelor, we have even Bachelor in paradise too where we can gauge for a potential lead,” he explained, “It’s totally different.”

Regardless of Tell All or After the Final Rose performances, Mills said the decision to name Hannah B. as the next Bachelorette was made “pretty quickly.” And fun fact: They had already picked her before the Women Tell All taping on Feb. 22.

“We met all these girls over a one-week span maybe three or four weeks ago. We sort of knew immediately. It was like, wow, OK, it’s Hannah B.”

Still, Mills said, “They were all great,” noting, “Tayshia and Caleynn would’ve been fantastic seasons” as well.

“The guys we have are fantastic and they were excited about all of these women, so I think any of them would’ve been great. But that being said, I’m super excited about Hannah B. I think it’s going to be awesome.”

While some questioned Hannah’s ability to, you know, speak on-camera when put on the spot after her infamous toast (or lack thereof) during her first one-on-one date with Colton or sort or freezing when giving out her first rose after meeting her first five men on Tuesday night, the 24-year-old proved to have some acting chops.

“It would be something I would want to do if given the opportunity,” Hannah, who obviously knew at that point that she was in fact the next Bachelorette, told E! News at the Women Tell All taping when we asked if she would be interested in being the next Bachelorette. “I would love the opportunity and to find somebody, I think it can happen here. I really, really believe in this being a way you can find your person.”

The Bachelorette premieres Monday, May 13 on ABC.

Source: E!News

 

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Kwaku Manu ready to host Onua TV’s Odo Fever Season 2

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GHANAIAN actor and Kumawood superstar, Kwaku Manu will host the second season of the smash dating show “Odo Fever” on the Media General owned and operated television station Onua TV.

The station has announced that the much awaited season 2 of the relationship and dating show will take off from Saturday October 16, 2021 at a launch that would feature some of the top celebrities and music artistes.

The show which will run on the popular local language television channel will see Kwaku Manu interacting with potential seekers of love on national television with the intention of creating a match for a date over the next eleven weeks.

“Imagine trying to pick someone you have not seen physically except you have heard her voice and seen her silhouette in a transparent box,” Kwaku Manu noted. “There will also be a lot of good music, dance galore and a lot of jokes to spice up your Saturday evenings.”

Kwaku Manu said he was very confident that the audience would love what would be his great performance as host of the new “Odo Fever”, but even more so they will love the new twist that has been added to make the show very exciting.

 The first season of “Odo Fever” saw two men competing over three months’ period to eliminate each other to choose one out of ten ladies eventually to go on a date and possibly get into a relationship. At the end it was Kontomire who stayed to the end and chose Shattiah out of the remaining ladies in the competition to go on a trip and to receive many prizes available for the winners.

“It was the first time the show was airing and it proved to be a good one for the channel that was barely one-year-old at the time,” said Francis Doku, General Manager of MGTV at Media General.

“This time we are adding a new twist to “Odo Fever” that would wow viewers of Onua TV. Can you imagine falling in love with just a voice, a silhouette or someone you cannot see but only had a conversation with? This and many other attractions are the twists and turns that would define the second season of “Odo Fever,” Doku noted.

To make the show even more engaging, entertaining and exciting is the addition of the funny actor and comedian Kwaku Manu as the host of the show with the view of him bringing his process in the industry to drive up the entertainment value of the show.

“Everybody knows how good Kwaku Man is and we are very hopeful that adding him to the show as the presenter would ensure that he brings his very respectable experience in acting to bear on making the second season even more exciting,” Doku said.

The launch of the new season of “Odo Fever” will take place from 8pm on Saturday 16th October, 2021 and will air every Saturday from 9pm and repeated on Friday at 9pm on Onua TV.

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Kennedy Agyapong, Selorm Adadevoh, Adjetey Anang & more share career advice in new show Time with HR

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What does it take to have a successful career in Ghana? Join 12 notable Ghanaian professionals as they share their journeys to the top in Time with HR.

Now streaming on Showmax, Time with HR is a brand-new 13-part talk show that follows Human Resources director Yasmin Boama as she interviews high-profile personalities from different industries in Ghana on career development, sustainability and progression.

Armed with years of experience, these guests share the entrepreneurial skills, life lessons and tips that have shaped their careers, their success stories, their failures and regrets.

In episode 1, we meet ace actor Adjetey Anang, who shares insight on career longevity using his exemplary acting journey. He also sheds light on how to build a career legacy. In his own words, he gets to speak about “things he’s never spoken about before.”

During his sit-down with Boama, Anang reveals, “Every role for me is A, and I need to really bring out my best. That’s not to say that I’ve always brought my best game to every production. There are productions that I might take part in and I feel like I could have done way better.”

We also get to hear more from Assin Central Member of Parliament, Kennedy Agyapong, who shares his journey on how he started as a hawker and went on to build an empire, the challenges he’s faced along the way, his ultimate regret, career tips and more.

Offering more business insight is former CEO of Jumia Ghana, Diana Owusu-Kyereko, who speaks about maximising business growth and accelerating your career, and Selorm Adadevoh, CEO of MTN Ghana, who provides a guide on how to ascend the career ladder.

Other personalities featured on Time with HR include singer-songwriter Adina Thembi; Ghanaian fashion designer and founder of Chocolate Clothing, Kwaku Bediako; one of Ghana’s finest broadcasters, actress Anita Erskin; the CEO and organiser of Miss Ghana Beauty Pageant, Inna Patty; renowned entertainment and lifestyle blogger Ameyaw Debrah; Ken Agyapong Jr, co-founder of one of Ghana’s biggest art festivals, Afrochella; and beauty guru and brand owner of SO Aesthetics, Sacha Okoh.

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T20 World Cup – All 45 matches live and all on a dedicated SuperSport 24-hour channel

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24-Hour World-Class cricket action is what awaits viewers when SuperSport’s coverage of the T20 World Cup, taking place in the UAE and Oman, begins on Sunday and continues until the final on Sunday 14 November.

Commentators for the World Cup include many of cricket’s biggest names, among them Dale Steyn, Dinesh Karthik, Michael Atherton, Wasim Akram, Ian Bishop and Shane Watson. SuperSport’s in-studio analysts read like a Who’s Who of local cricket with Shaun Pollock, Eric Simons, Morne van Wyk, Kruger van Wyk, Neil McKenzie, Paul Harris, Geoff Toyana and Robin Peterson adding their expertise to the mix.

There will be preview and review shows for all matches, plus additional content like highlights, World Cup features, lifestyle and entertainment features, and updates from a SuperSport news gathering team.

They will supply news updates, pre- and post-match interviews, match-day stories, plus behind the scenes and colour features. With 36 cameras focused on the action itself, all angles are sure to be covered.

The T20 World Cup will comprise two rounds. Round one will include a dozen matches between eight teams (Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Ireland, Netherlands, Scotland, Namibia, Oman and Papua New Guinea), four of whom will progress to the Super 12s.

The Super 12s, which begins on Sunday 24 October, will consist of 30 matches between the four teams from Round one and the top eight ranked T20 teams, South Africa among them. Those teams will be split into two groups of six each.

Digital focus

SuperSport will also have a full digital offering that will take in various content pieces, including a focus on the big stars, key clashes and statistical pieces that will set the scene. Player and team profiles round out the pre-tournament coverage.

There will be live coverage of all the big games on web, app and social, plus all the wickets, big moments and highlights videos. This will be supplemented by comprehensive news and inside stories from the UAE, live scores, commentary and highlights within the app and on the website, highlights packages from every game and analysis from our top TV pundits and in-depth analysis from experienced writers such as Neil Manthorp.

On SuperSport.com web and app, there will be super-fast live match data and all the fixtures, results and log info to go along with the comprehensive news and video coverage. Video will include match and innings highlights, as well as behind-the-scenes footage from the UAE and insights from our studio experts. Fans won’t miss a thing with SuperSport’s in-depth online offering.

* Download the SuperSport app and add the Men’s T20 World Cup as a favourite to receive all your notifications.

* Listen to top tier analysis on the SuperSport podcast page.

* Follow SuperSport on social media for an overview of all the available content on our various platforms

Warm-ups

SuperSport’s immediate programming will include two warm-up matches: versus Afghanistan on Monday 18 October (SS Action, from 9:50am) and against Pakistan on October 20 (SS Action, 1:50pm).

Other warm-ups being broadcast are Pakistan v West Indies (October 18), NZ v Australia (October 18), India v England (October 18), England v NZ (October 20), India v Australia (Oct 20) and Afghanistan v West Indies (October 20).

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Mandy Rose next to challenge Raquel Gonzalez for the NXT Women’s Championship

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Fans of the WWE can gear up for another thrilling week of action on SuperSport, with live airings of the NXT, SmackDown and Raw shows running from Wednesday 13 to Tuesday 19 October 2021. The action begins on the morning of Wednesday 13 October with WWE NXT Episode 638. The 2.0. brand of NXT has seen Mandy Rose rise as a potent challenger to Women’s Champion Raquel Gonzalez, while Tomassa Ciampa also faces an assault from the ambitious Bron Breakker.

 

Saturday 16 October brings Episode 1156 of WWE SmackDown. ‘The Scottish Warrior’ Drew McIntyre was a major signing for SmackDown in the recent WWE Draft, and the two-time WWE Champions has set his sights on a new goal now that he is joining the blue brand.

 

“I’m so proud of everything I was able to achieve on Raw,” said McIntyre. “I’m also thinking about the past, the present and the future. I started on SmackDown a long time ago, a young man in his early twenties… I was so young, so immature, full of hopes and dreams, the ‘Chosen One’. It didn’t work out.

 

“I’ve never forgotten about that and it’s always felt like unfinished business on SmackDown. That’s the past, let’s talk about the present: there’s a dark cloud that looms over SmackDown. They hide behind their family, they hide behind their blood [referring to the Bloodline alliance of Roman Reigns, The Usos and council Paul Heyman]… SmackDown’s been waiting for someone to step up and flip the damn table on them, and by god, I am here!”

 

Tuesday 19 October will feature Episode 1482 of WWE Raw. The legendary Goldberg has promised that he will take down Bobby Lashley: “Let’s talk man to man here: I’m a father, you’re a father. For your kids’ sake, I hope you are a better father than you are a liar. Because when you put your hands around my son’s neck at SummerSlam, and choked him unconscious, leaving him in the middle of the ring, you had the gall to come out and say that it was a misunderstanding,” said the Hall of Fame superstar.

 

“You hurt my son, Bobby Lashley. And now I will fulfil a promise: I am going to hurt you real bad. Hell, if I’m lucky enough, I’ll even kill you. One thing people seem to forget about Goldberg is that during that process I’m going to enjoy every single second of it.”

 

Now GOtv viewers can also enjoy some world-class WWE action every Wednesday evening on SuperSport GOtv Select3, with a past Pay-Per-View (3pm), WWE 205 (7pm) and a documentary (7:30pm).

 

Don’t miss out on all the WWE content on DStv. Visit www.dstv.com to subscribe or upgrade, and join in on the excitement. And while you’re on the move, you can stream the action on the DStv App.

 

WWE weekly programmes broadcast details, 13-19 October 2021

All times GMT

 

Wednesday 13 October

12am: WWE NXT Episode 638 LIVE on SuperSport Variety 3 and WWE Channel 128

 

Saturday 16 October

12am: WWE SmackDown Episode 1156 LIVE on SuperSport Variety 3 and WWE Channel 128

 

Tuesday 19 October

12am: WWE Raw Episode 1482 LIVE on SuperSport Variety 3 and WWE Channel 128

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Introducing DStv add Movies for customers to enjoy DStv Compact Plus, Compact, Family and Access customers are in for a treat!

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This year DStv has continued its efforts to enhance the lives of customers through value-adding products and amazing content across several local and international channels. The latest addition being DStv Add Movies, a functionality that allows select customers the option to “Add Movies” to their existing DStv subscription using the MyDStv App or visiting the DStv.com website.

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From Friday, 1st October DStv Add Movies will be available to DStv Compact Plus, Compact, Family and Access customers, making more thrilling content available to additional DStv customers at a fraction of the price.

 

“Movie lovers across our packages can now enjoy the best in straight from the cinema blockbuster movies, with DStv Add Movies, there is a movie to suit every mood and age group. So, whatever you package, you can now add movies onto their bill,” 

 

With Add Movies customers get one month of a variety of movies available on DStv premium Movie Channels; M-Net Movies 1, M-Net Movies 2 and M-Net Movies 3. DStv Compact Plus, Compact, Family and Access Customers will also have the option to add movies monthly. 

 

For more on these and other exciting value-added products and services please visit www.dstvafrica.com

 

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MX24 TV and Harold Amenyah team up for New TV Show – Coffee Break with Harold Amenyah

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Ghanas  new lifestyle TV and online sensation  MX24 TV, yesterday unveiled a new partnership with Harold Amenya and Virtual Hub, that kicks off the airing of a new TV show Coffee Break with Harold.

The 30 minute show hosted by actor and entrepreneur, would see Harold Amenyah in a candid but hearty chat with some of Ghanas beloved celebrities and budding talents. The show was unveiled during the live viewing on 7th October 2021, at the studio premises of MX24 at Silicon Square East Legon.

The Production team expressed their excitement about the new partnership that would make MX24 home to the exciting new talk-show. The first season of the show posts of a-list guests including Naa Ashorkor, Kidi, Elikem The Tailor, Kalybos and more of your favourites. The show will air each Thursday at 8pm and also stream live via the MX24 social media pages (@mx24gh).

This partnership marks the first of several which will see a bouquet of several new shows rolled out on MX24 TV/ Online  as the station marks its 1st anniversary.

The station already boasts of an array of exciting programs- The fun filled #Amclub with a classic duo of Godwyn Nambo and Edmar, Early Jam with the peerless DJ Vyrusky, Mx social with content king Kwadwo Sheldon, the chart show with Charismatic Jason Ela, and Moments with the versatile Mz Dru

Dont miss out on the fun, Scan your DVB-T2 Compatible TV or Multi TV Decoder to MX24 or catch the live stream on any of the social media platforms.

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