Host Chris Harrison announced Thursday during an interview that ABC is launching a new spinoff of the popular dating show, The Bachelorette. Inspired by the success of Donald Trump's Celebrity Apprentice, ABC producers have decided to try their hands at something similar.
The project is called The Celebrity Bachelorette and it's slated to premiere in the fall of 2012. Many single Hollywood actresses were considered for the part, but the one who got the most votes was none other than The Vampire Diaries's leading lady, Nina Dobrev.
Winning by a landslide over other fellow hotties like Mila Kunis, Megan Fox, Rihanna and Taylor Swift, exotic Bulgarian import Nina Dobrev came out on top not only due to popular ratings but also based on a consensus reached by ABC studio execs. After being approached with the idea, Nina Dobrev gladly accepted.
It was all fine and dandy until Chris Harrison released a public announcement that Nina Dobrev would be the first Celebrity Bachelorette. That's when Vampire Diaries actor Ian Somerhalder found out the news and literally flew off the handle.
According to a source close to the actor, Ian Somerhalder left his house fuming and without so much as a shirt on. He then hopped on a motorcycle that wasn't even his, having forced a poor, unsuspecting rider off his bike á la Sly Stallone in Rambo. After that, Ian headed for the mountains with a phalanx of sheriff cars hot on his trail.
Even though a team of forest rangers and firefighters has been dispatched along with K-9 units to find Ian Somerhalder in the woods, the actor has vanished and hasn't been heard from since then.
Police believe the actor might be hiding in an old mine and might have possession of a police radio. They are currently attempting to establish radio communication with him. Meanwhile, Vampire Diaries producers Julie Plec and Kevin Williamson are panicking because they fear ratings will drop considerably if Ian's character, Damon Salvatore, is absent from the show even for just a few episodes.
Any information leading to the recovery of Ian Somerhalder will be generously compensated by CW producers.