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March 12, 2013 | By Amy Kaufman
It's been less than 24 hours since Sean Lowe and Catherine Giudici went public as a couple, and it doesn't seem like the newly engaged pair will be drifting from the spotlight anytime soon. First, ABC announced early Tuesday morning that Sean would be joining the cast of "Dancing with the Stars," which starts airing in less than a week. Then -- as part of their nonstop media tour -- Sean and his lovely lady jumped on a call with journalists to discuss their wedding, which will be televised later this year.
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March 11, 2014 | By Ryan Faughnder
NBC's "The Voice" beat the 18th-season finale of ABC's "The Bachelor" in the ratings Monday night, according to early numbers from Nielsen. Juan Pablo Galavis' "Bachelor" run came to an end, wooing fewer viewers than last year's finale.  The reality series' season closer averaged 9.6 million viewers over two hours, with a rating of 3.2 among key 18-to-49-year-olds, Nielsen said.  In the advertiser-desired young-adults demographic, "The Bachelor" was down about 9% from last spring's finale, which faced "The Biggest Loser" on NBC instead of "The Voice.
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ENTERTAINMENT
January 21, 2014 | By Amy Kaufman
First of all, let's state the obvious: It was weird watching “The Bachelor” on Monday. If I didn't already have mixed feelings about Juan Pablo -- which, uh, I definitely did -- it certainly didn't help to learn his feelings about gay people this week. If you're just catching up, on Friday JuanPabs told a reporter that he couldn't envision a season of “The Bach” featuring a gay individual. Because they are “more pervert.” *Face palm.* On Saturday, ABC responded , calling his comments “thoughtless and insensitive.” JuanPabs then apologized and blamed a lot of the misunderstanding on his language barrier.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 11, 2014 | By Amy Kaufman
Can we get a slow clap going for Jason Mesnick? After five long years, he is no longer the most hated man in the history of "The Bachelor. " That title now belongs to none other than El Bachelor himself, Mr. Juan Pablo Galavis. It was hard-won, to be sure. Jason set the bar pretty high -- proposing to one girl on the finale only to dump her on national television weeks later and subsequently marry his runner-up? And yet somehow good ol' JuanPabs managed to top Mesnick. Congratulations, sir. From the beginning, I didn't have a good feeling about JuanPabs.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 17, 2012 | By Meredith Blake
“The Bachelor” fans take note: Ryan Lochte is still interested in starring in the reality series. In a visit to “The Tonight Show” Thursday, fresh off filming a cameo on “90210,” the gold medal-winning swimmer and not exactly reluctant heartthrob addressed the rumored possibility he could become the first celebrity “Bachelor.”   “If they ask me to do 'The Bachelor' I would consider it, but I would talk with my family first,”...
ENTERTAINMENT
May 4, 2002
Baited into the "silly, sexist" "The Bachelor" by her "highly evolved female friends," Mimi Avins is disappointed when a meeting with one of the actor's parents appears to have been altered by editing ("Charmed Silly," April 27). Guess what? This is not real, it's just a television program. There is another word for reality TV: oxymoron. Reality is what happens to other people while you are busy watching the tube. ROBERT HARTLEY Santa Monica I hope every Southern Californian girl and young woman watched "The Bachelor," saw the pictures of Amanda Marsh and read the article.
NEWS
August 23, 1987 | GEORGE STEIN, Times Staff Writer
Margaret Kozeluh's middle name is LaVerne. It should be Perseverance. Kozeluh began having children in 1940, when she was 20, and didn't stop until she had her 13th in 1958. She took her first college course in 1938. Now, almost half a century later, she has her degree. For 49 years, Kozeluh, a Carson resident, balanced the arduous task of raising her large family and working a full-time job with attending classes, writing term papers and cramming for final exams.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 5, 2013 | By Carla Rivera
More black students in California are earning bachelor's degrees than a decade ago, but enrollment in the state's public universities is stagnant and many are turning to costly for-profit schools, according to a report released Thursday. The road to graduation for black students is still pitted with obstacles, despite efforts to close  achievement gaps that have persisted over the years, according to the report released by the Campaign for College Opportunity, a California advocacy group.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 16, 2012
Henry Mancini and Johnny Mercer won the Oscar for original song for "Moon River" from 1961's "Breakfast at Tiffany's. " Mancini also had another nomination in that same category that year with lyricist Mack David. What was the song and what film did it come from? "Bachelor in Paradise" from "Bachelor in Paradise. "
OPINION
October 30, 2004
The Oct. 24 editorial, "A Formula for Failure," lamented that, along with 23% of eighth-graders failing algebra, we also "encourage all students to aim for college, then leave so many behind." This is touchy ground, but maybe it's a disservice to have a K-12 management mentality that assumes all students are college material. They're not. Only 25% of Americans have a bachelor's degree. If we double that number, it still leaves half our population without a focused, realistic educational path.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 26, 2014 | By Amy Kaufman
I hope ABC has learned its lesson. You can't just cast a hot dude with an accent to be “The Bachelor” and think it's a done deal. Even we of “Bachelor” nation can only stand for a baseline level of vapidness. Otherwise, we shall revolt. And revolt, we have. I mean, is there literally anyone out there still rooting for Juan Pablo to find love at the end of this season? If so, please raise your hand. Seriously. I want to know you. PHOTOS: Celebrity weddings and engagements of 2014 If it isn't obvious already -- duh, the fantasy suites were a total disaster.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 25, 2014 | By Amy Kaufman
OK, serious question: Have we ever before reached the hometown date episode of “The Bachelor” without the L-bomb being dropped? Sure, most of Juan Pablo's remaining four ladies heavily debated telling him that they were in love with him after all of two months. But no one actually uttered the three precious words -- save for poor Renee, who told JuanPabs she loved him after he'd given her the ax. More on that later. I bring this up because I feel like the lack of premature mushy declarations this season is really revealing.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 19, 2014 | By Saba Hamedy
Here's an image you might not see every day: “The Bachelor” Juan Pablo Galavis selling appliances in upstate New York.  But as a favor to a friend, the ABC-TV reality show star does just that in a commercial for Rochester Appliance in Rochester, N.Y. Galavis, an Ithaca-born, Venezuela-raised former professional soccer player, made his reality show debut as a contestant on "The Bachelorette" in 2013. He didn't win then-bachelorette Desiree Hartsock's heart, but he did land a second chance at love on the current season, which premiered in January.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 11, 2014 | By Ryan Faughnder
All original broadcast shows felt the cold wind of the Olympics on Monday as NBC won the night again with skiing and speed skating.  The Sochi Winter Olympics drew an average of 22.2 million viewers, down about 13% from the comparable night for the 2010 Vancouver Games, according to early numbers from Nielsen. In the key 18-49 demographic, the sports telecast garnered a 6.4 rating, easily topping ABC, CBS and Fox.  A point in 18-49 equals a little less than 1.3 million viewers.  ABC came in second place with "The Bachelor," which dropped 12% from last week to a 2.3 rating among 18- to 49-year-olds, though it was still the top-rated nonsports show.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 4, 2014 | By Ryan Faughnder
Monday night was a virtual dead heat in the ratings between a "Bachelor-" and "Castle"-fueled ABC and a comedy-driven CBS. According to early numbers from Nielsen, both major networks earned a rating of 2.4 among 18-to-49-year-olds, the demographic most desired by advertisers. ABC and CBS were also neck and neck in total viewership. ABC had a slight edge, averaging just under 8.8 million viewers, while CBS drew 8.77 million. Monday night's episode of "The Bachelor" drew 8.2 million viewers overall and a 2.6 in the key demographic, up 4% from last week, while "Castle" rose 5% to a 2.1. PHOTOS: Behind the scenes of movies and TV CBS' "How I Met Your Mother" was the highest-rated broadcast program in the demo, though it fell 13% week-to-week to a 3.3. "2 Broke Girls," "Mike & Molly" and "Intelligence" were all flat from last week, while "Mom" fell slightly.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 4, 2014 | By Amy Kaufman
Did they or didn't they? That, my friends, is the eternal question that plagued me in the hours following Monday night's episode of “The Bachelor.” Actually, I slept for solid eight, but whatever: I still spent more time than I care to admit debating with my roommates whether or not Juan Pablo had sex with Clare in the ocean. I'm aware I need help. But I'm getting ahead of myself. Let's go back to the beginning, this week's arrival in Vietnam, where the ladies were put up in a pretty amazing hotel overlooking the countryside.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 27, 1992
The cost per unit for a class taken at our local community college will now be $50, or on average $150 per class, if you have a bachelor's degree. This is a tragic and unfair situation. The purpose of a community college system has always been to make higher or continuing education available to all segments of the local population without barriers to entry. The opportunity to explore new fields and expand one's mind was part of the community college's mission. This was one of California's greatest assets, equal educational opportunity for anyone who desired it. This helped to make California more competitive in areas which required higher education and encouraged individuals to become culturally more aware.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 28, 2014 | By Amy Kaufman
Who watched Sean Lowe and Catherine Giudici tie the knot on Sunday night, guys? Oh, right. That was literally just me. Because who else would opt to see two reality stars get married on live television instead of the Grammy Awards? Poor timing, ABC. Anyway, your loss, music lovers, because the wedding was some good stuff. There was a honeymoon suite cam of an empty bedroom. Sean's cute Texan dad officiated. Also, Sean cried a lot, and I felt feelings. I bring this up only because the wedding served as a stark reminder of how terrible Juan Pablo's season of “The Bachelor” is. Sure, I wasn't easy on Sean, either, a few years back -- but at least he brought an interesting point of view to the show.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 21, 2014 | By Ryan Faughnder
Monday night's season finale of Fox's "Sleepy Hollow" rose a bit in the ratings as NBC's "Hollywood Game Night" returned with a jump and "The Bachelor" held steady.  According to preliminary numbers from Nielsen, the quirky Ichabod Crane drama on Fox drew an average of 6.9 million viewers during its two-hour first season closer and scored a rating of 2.4 among key 18-49-year-olds. The finale rose 6% from last week in total viewers and 5% in the advertiser-desired young-adults demographic.
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