Welcome back to Dancing With the Stars! It’s season 16, and whether you’re watching because of the cast or in spite of it — No more Maks! Low star power! Who or what is a “Zendaya”? — Planet Mirrorballus is still the finest Fabergé egg/escapism destination in the great Glitter Galaxy, and I’m still on board to recount the highs (sparkly tears of joy) and lows (pit stains) of all the fabricated drama. It’s not supposed to be about the cast anyway — it’s about the dancing! Ha, well, we’ll see how that works out. READ FULL STORY »
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In an All-Star Celebrity Apprentice episode in which the teams were tasked with creating a live soap opera for Crystal Light Liquid, another real soap opera-esque feud developed between two of the contestants, with one them ultimately being fired. My full recap will up soon (UPDATE: Click for Dalton’s full Celebrity Apprentice episode 3 recap), but if you want to sound off on who was fired and one of the most bizarre Boardroom decisions ever, then read on for more. [SPOILER ALERT: Read on only if you have already watched Sunday’s episode of All-Star Celebrity Apprentice.]
Previews leading up this week’s episode of Survivor: Caramoan showed Brandon Hantz yelling, screaming, and tossing out food in a fit of rage. Tonight we saw the full assault, including the forces leading up to it and the aftermath of Hurricane Hantz. My full recap will be up at midnight, [UPDATE: Dalton's recap is now live] but to learn more and/or sound off about what happened, read on. [SPOILER ALERT: Read on only if you have already watched Wednesday night’s episode of Survivor: Caramoan — Fans vs. Favorites.] READ FULL STORY »
“The competition. Starts. Now!” according to beaming host and wannabe judge Ryan Seacrest — there he is subbing in for Nicki Minaj, who’ll just be seven more minutes in traffic, she swears. (Really? In LA?) Keith Urban and Ryan have graciously left room for Nicki’s ghost.
Tonight the Top 10 take on “any song from any winner” of American Idol — paisley monster Curtis Finch, Jr. is currently cranking up the drama with Fantasia’s “I Believe.” Randy digs his “fly jacket”! The subsidized judging is already off to a great start. READ FULL STORY »
Recent episodes of American Idol have featured countless “rawwwwwr talent”s from a lovesick Keith Urban, brutally honest missives from Señora Ladybug Nicki Minaj, surprisingly zesty complete sentences from Randy Jackson, and unbridled self-centered rambling from Mariah Carey. Whose specialty do YOU value most? Vote below….
It’s hard to believe this season is already over. I guess when it’s this good it just feels like it flies by. Just judging by the response of Bachelor Nation, this was easily one of our best seasons ever. I really love how we’ve started doing the finale as a three-hour Bachelor-watching event. I know that’s how many of you watch the show and to me it feels like one big viewing party all across the country.
This final episode took place in and around the town of Chiang Rai, Thailand. It gave us a beautiful backdrop to an incredible ending. Sean’s house, where the ‘meet the parents’ dates took place, was actually in town and that’s the property where the proposal later took place. But the dates actually took place up where the rest of us were staying which was the Anantara Golden Triangle Resort. This resort was about an hour away from Sean’s place and it sits right on the Golden Triangle just above the Mekong River. I felt like both Catherine and Lindsay had very good meetings with Sean’s parents and family. I think after seeing what a loving, caring, sincere man Sean’s dad is it’s easy to see the apple didn’t fall far from the tree. Both women seem to fit nicely with Sean’s family and both equally seemed accepted. I know Sean was looking for some sign to make his final decision a little easier, but it definitely didn’t happen by meeting the family.
I always have a tough time on proposal day because I know the first person to arrive is about to be hurt and is hoping for something that’s just not going to happen. But this season was extra tough. Because Sean is so sincere and has been so open and honest with these women, it has led to the building of two solid relationships. As Sean said, he was in love with both of these women and I truly believe he meant that. In a strange way, I think Sean may have done too good of a job this season. I can’t remember a time where the Bachelor has had such a strong connection with both of the final two women.
When Lindsay arrived and got out of the car on that final day, I knew it was going to be brutal. First of all, you couldn’t tell on the show but we had a pretty lengthy walk to get to Sean. Lindsay was nervous, but excited for what she thought was going to be a magnificent proposal for her. I really have to give it to her — Lindsay handled the situation with class and left with dignity. I wouldn’t expect anything less from her, but in those situations you just never know what’s going to happen and what you’ll get. I’m interested to know your thoughts on how Sean continued to try to explain how much he loved her and how much he cared for her. It was really important for him that she knew how hard that moment was for him.
It kind of reminded me of when AshLee left without saying a word and Sean was upset because that took away his moment to explain. He wanted her to hear his side of the story. What are the rules in a breakup like that? Do you think he went too far in telling Lindsay he loved her and repeatedly telling her how tough this was on him? Lindsay was obviously blindsided by this, and as you saw last night, even though she’s doing great, there are still raw emotions and hurt feelings.
When Catherine arrived, she was beaming. She couldn’t stop smiling. She was very nervous but she too arrived thinking she was about to receive a beautiful proposal. I thought the proposal was fantastic. Sean did a great job of finally telling Catherine all the things he’s wanted to say the last couple weeks. I absolutely love Catherine’s reaction to the proposal. It just felt real and honest. I never get the impression she’s being anything but genuine and I like that in her. As you could clearly see last night, these two are madly in love and doing great.
I’ve talked to Sean several times over the past few months while he and Catherine continued to grow their relationship in private and it has been nothing but fantastic. Every time he talked of her it was with love and adoration and, as you saw last night, that love has only grown. I’m very excited for their future plans together. Sean and Catherine will be gearing up for a huge summer and I can’t wait for that. I’m extremely happy for both of them and wish them nothing but love and success in the future.
Speaking of the future, let’s discuss the choice of Desiree as the new Bachelorette. Much like with Sean’s season, we had an embarrassment of riches. As I’ve said, publicly there were several women from this last season who would have made a fantastic Bachelorette, but in every conversation we had, Des kept rising to the top of that list. She really is what the show was built on, a true Cinderella story. She is that girl next door and that diamond in the rough, and she is ready for her moment. She’s a sweet, sincere woman who has the chops to handle anything that is thrown her way. I look forward to taking this journey with her as I know it will be another incredible, and yes, dramatic season.
I want to end this season with a couple personal notes. Once again I just want to thank you for watching. You showed up this season in record numbers to watch Sean fall in love. This franchise is stronger than it’s ever been only because you make it so. I also want to take a moment to talk about a new personal endeavor that I’m extremely excited about. Yesterday, I launched my new clothing line the Chris Harrison Collection by DaVinci. It’s a men’s clothing line that will of course have suits and ties but also casual wear as well. The outfit I wore last night on the show was actually from my new collection. If you like what you see me wear on the show or just want to check out the collection, go to DaVinciClothing.com. This has been a nerve-wracking but exciting last few months putting all this together but with the help of my good friend and designer Christopher Wicks from DaVinci I really feel proud of what we have produced. For more on the line I hope you’ll start following me @ClothingByChris and you can also follow me and find the latest on the collection and the show @ChrisBHarrison.
Thank you in advance for your support and I look forward to seeing all of the men out there dressed just a little bit better when we premiere The Bachelorette on May 20th.
Plus, check out Sean’s blog on people.com
Warning: If you have not yet made it through all two hours and seven minutes of tonight’s finale, DO NOT click through to read this post. Otherwise, join me on the other side to talk about which woman is (at least temporarily) engaged to Sean… READ FULL STORY »
Oldest Duggar son, Josh, and his wife, Anna, had some news when they stopped by Today to promote the family’s new television special 19 Kids and Counting: Duggars Do Asia. We’ll give you three guesses to figure out what it was.
Wow, first try! Yes, there will be a new Duggar grandchild. “So number 3 due on June 7,” said Josh amidst yowls and cries from his siblings and progeny. Congrats to the happy family!
Watch the full interview below: READ FULL STORY »
Tickle monsters were on the loose on the latest All-Star Celebrity Apprentice episode. And they would claim a victim as another celebrity was fired before all was said and done. My full recap will be up at 2am (UPDATE: Dalton’s Celebrity Apprentice episode 2 recap is now live), but if you want to sound off about who was fired, then read on for more. [SPOILER ALERT: Read on only if you have already watched Sunday’s episode of All-Star Celebrity Apprentice.] READ FULL STORY »
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