‘Match Made in Heaven’ Star Shawn Bullard Still Believes It’s Possible to Find Love on Reality…

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WE TV has gone into the matchmaking business.

That’s right, it’s been three weeks since Match Made in Heaven set out on mission to match one of the nation’s most eligible bachelors with one of 24 bachelorettes who made the decision to go on television to find love. Eh, c’mon. Love on TV? All the cynicism doesn’t shake Shawn Bullard, an undiscovered (handsome) face from Philly, who after leaving the professional football field to make a well-respected name for himself in the real estate, now stars on WE TV’s newest reality show. With the help of his momma, Maggie Bullard, and pastor, Ken Johnson, we get a reality “trinity,” and a series of extravagantly upscale dates drawing Shawn closer to his angel. Considering VH1 had this competition dating show thing on lock years ago (Flavor Flav!), it was only right for Bullard to sit down and tell us what made him really do the show, his deal breakers in a relationship, and if he actually is still with his “match made in heaven” today. Trust us, he gave us hell before spilling the tea.

So has the reality show gone to your head yet?
Shawn Bullard: I’m the blue collar dude — I’m always gonna be that. See that’s what people don’t understand, I came into the game already lit. The real life portion of what you all see week-to-week is what got me on the show, but the show isn’t changing who I already was.

Let’s talk about that real life portion. After 19 seasons of ABC’s hit The Bachelor, you’re being coined the “first Black bachelor.” How do you feel about that?
It’s always a great platform to be the first of anything. I’m not going to be that guy to pull the race card; but the reality is, to be a black man in America you have to be twice as better to get half the credit. I’ve never used that as a crutch; maybe ABC didn’t search long and hard enough to find that man of color that was exceptional enough to represent their brand. That’s just how it is, but whether it was ABC or WE TV, I knew I was the man for the job.

The job? So I’m guessing you didn’t have a hard time finding woman?
I got a call from a friend of mine and she told me about major network looking to bring America their first black bachelor to TV, and insisted that it would be perfect from me. I wasn’t sure at first, because I’m not going to say I couldn’t find love in real life. My ex-fiance is amazing, and I dated some amazing women. I’ve never had a problem finding a woman, but at the time I was single, and I knew that I had a good chance of finding love on television. However the main reason to take on the role was because I wanted to bring back that black gentleman to reality TV.

Wait, are you subtly shading our network?
[Laughs.] No, I just wanted to it to be wanted to be bigger than finding love. I wanted to be a role model to black men and say, “Listen we can sit at the table with the trust-fund babies from Harvard, still be tatted up, and treat our women right.”

It’s one thing to present Black men in good light, but what about the women who were fighting over what they considered to be a prize?
It didn’t bother me at all because that’s the nature of reality. You know, to me, women are some of the most competitive creatures known to man. And yes, there was some drama in the house, but it’s entertaining. At the end of the day they were basically going hard after what they thought to be a prize. I considered it a compliment, as long as I continued to present myself the right way at all times. We all have that competitiveness in us and in Match Made in Heaven, just shows women going hard. I can only control what I can control.

Why do you think they choose you?
The network wanted a few things: an undiscovered face, someone extremely handsome — of course I was lacking in that department — and someone who could prove their success. But I wasn’t all in until I found out the person needed to have a great relationship with his mother. I remember saying to [my mom], “I don’t want to do this, but if I apply for it I’m going to get it.”

But c’mon, Shawn, a love reality/competition show in 2015? Why not do a real estate reality show?
You got to take your opportunities as they come, and the show isn’t much different than my real life. I’ve been a bachelor a lot of times in my life, and I’ve been the guy unfortunately to go out and see multiple women. At the end of the day you know you only can be with one, if you’re trying to be serious. There’s nothing wrong with going through the gauntlet to meet your one. But you have to take your opportunities as they come. Also, I love women.

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Chelsea Handler and Her Boobs Celebrate 40th Birthday, Lupita Nyong’o’s Oscar Gown Was Stolen +…

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Chelsea Handler officially hates shirts, Lupita Nyong’o was stolen from, Eddie Redmayne takes on an unexpected project, and more celebrity news.

  • Chelsea Handler’s birthday celebration wasn’t complete without going topless. [People]

  • Lupita Nyong’o’s Oscar dress – a custom $150,000 Calvin Klein dress made of over 6,000 pearls – was stolen from her room at The London Hotel in West Hollywood. [E!]
  • Eddie Redmayne voiced a Thomas the Tank Engine DVD and it will probably be Oscar-worthy. [Vanity Fair]
  • For the first time since Robin Williams‘ death, his daughter Zelda opens up about his suicide. [Rolling Stone]
  • Patriots’ tight end Rob Gronkowski says he’s single and backs it up with the below explanation. Don’t all hop on it at once, ladies. [@robgronkowski]

  • On Big Morning Buzz Live, Jonathan Knight and Harley talk about which blind date couples from The Amazing Race got down between the sheets.

  • Director James Cameron‘s wife Suzy is introducing the first vegan menu at an elementary school. [THR]
  • Remember the Titans actor Will Patton was arrested for a DUI. [US Weekly]
  • Prince William will soon be an air ambulance pilot. [E!]

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The Bonnie and Clyde of Llamas Lead People on the Greatest Chase of All Time

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OK, so we don’t know llamas’ genders, nor do we know if they’re on the run from the cops for a series of bank robberies. But there is one thing for sure: this baddest duo on four legs is driving people nuts in Arizona.

The chase, which captured the attention of the local news, lasted about 20 minutes before the black llama was lassoed by a man. The other one is still on the loose. So much for loyalty.

Watch the thrilling footage below:

[Photo Credit: ABC 15/BuzzFeed]

Source: The Bonnie and Clyde of Llamas Lead People on the Greatest Chase of All Time

‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Screening Evacuated After Drunk Woman Vomits, Poops All Over Theater

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A drunk woman’s bodily functions were so out of control at a sold-out screening of Fifty Shades of Grey, that everyone was evacuated from the theater. You know it had to be bad if fans peeled their eyes away from the screen.

Mirror UK reports that the Valentine’s Day screening in Milton Keynes, England was barely underway when the woman started vomiting and pooping before paramedics came to her aid. “We certainly didn’t 
expect to be gagging ourselves because of the stench,” said a moviegoer. “She lost control of 
everything, including all bodily 
fluids. The whole cinema stank.”

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The raunchy nature of the BDSM film can be uncomfortable, so it’s understandable that people would want to get their buzz on before watching. But this girl went all out. Next time you booze up before a screening, remember: It can happen to you.

Maybe this is why Melanie Griffith (mother of Fifty Shades star Dakota Johnson) refuses to see it?

[Photo Credit: Universal/giphy]

Source: ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Screening Evacuated After Drunk Woman Vomits, Poops All Over Theater