I gave you fair warning that this week’s episode was a wild one. We started by making the short trip over from Sonoma to Ben’s hometown of San Francisco. I love this seemingly simple change in the show of going to locations that mean so much to our bachelor. Obviously we always travel to the contestants’ hometowns towards the end of the season, but this is completely different. It’s great for these women to see Ben in his hometown and get a real glimpse of what life will be like with him… minus Matt Nathanson, climbing the Bay Bridge, and skiing in the middle of the city. But other than that, it’s exactly what life would be like with him in San Francisco. We stayed in the historic Fairmont hotel in San Francisco. We’ve stayed in many of their properties around the world and they’re all great but I have to say the crew we worked with here was second to none. READ FULL STORY
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Well, if you read any of the spoilers out there in the past few weeks, you probably knew the answer to that question before tonight’s episode. Now that the much-hyped Mystery Woman has crashed the rose ceremony — spoiler alert if you haven’t watched yet — I want to know what my fellow rose lovers out there thought of this evening’s shenanigans. And it wasn’t just a surprise arrival that shocked Ben — how about the “lady” who decided to leave because she thought maybe, just maybe, finding a husband on a reality TV competition show wasn’t the way to go about things? Also, Courtney still talks funny. Stop chewing your lips, woman! Stay tuned for my full recap later tonight (UPDATE: Click over to Kristen’s Bachelor episode 3 recap and Chris Harrison’s exclusive behind-the-scenes Bachelor blog), but in the meantime post your thoughts about week three of Ben’s “journey” below. Were you surprised by who went home? Can anyone stop the meanie model? And will Ben ever stop playing “This Year’s Love” on the piano? Let’s talk Bachelor!
We are off and running on what has already become one of the most talked about seasons of The Bachelor we’ve ever had. I love waking up Tuesday hearing everybody discuss issues from the previous night’s episode. I also enjoyed getting live tweets from many of you (@chrisbharrison) during the show. I have to admit though, my favorite thing last week was learning that Josh Groban and Snooki were watching the show. Groban had a great tweet saying his love child with Rafael Nadal was on ABC right now looking for love. I always find it interesting to learn who watches the show. Snooki as the next Bachelorette… hmmmm, interesting! There is one thing I left out of my first blog I wanted to cover as it is always one of the most asked questions I ever get via Twitter while the first episode airs. Yes, the driveway is wet. We water it down so that it looks pretty on TV. The other reason we water the driveway is we hope that someday it will grow to be a beautiful, big superhighway. With that mystery settled again, let’s talk about episode 2. READ FULL STORY
You know, it’s one thing to be mean to a fellow Mean Girl on a reality TV show — but it is quite another to be mean to a helpless administrative assistant from Tennessee who just wants her “me” to be a “we.” Are you with me, rose lovers? (If not, you probably haven’t seen tonight’s episode — so SPOILER ALERT before you go any farther.) Anyhow, we’re barely into our second week and the “ladies” are getting nasty, specifically Blakely, the VIP cocktail waitress who is “34,” and Courtney, the model with the dead eyes and flat affect. Stay tuned for my full TV recap later tonight (UPDATE: Click to see Kristen’s Bachelor episode 2 recap and Chris Harrison’s behind-the-scenes Bachelor blog) but until then let me know what you thought of this week’s trip to
whine wine country. Were you surprised about who Ben sent home — and, more importantly, who he kept? Has Casey (not Kacie from Tennessee) ever said one word on camera? And what kind of store sells giant lollipops and batons? Post your thoughts now!
Welcome back to a very special edition of The Bachelor. I know you’ve heard that before, but all kidding aside this season is incredibly special for those of us who have put our heart and soul into this franchise. This season officially marks our 10th year on TV. That is an amazing accomplishment in this day and age of network television. There are actually a few of us, including myself, that have been here since the beginning. To borrow a cheesy Bachelor phrase: it’s been an amazing journey. Whether you’ve been watching us since the beginning or just jumped on the bandwagon I want to say thank you! Please know that it’s never lost on any of us that work so hard on this franchise that the only reason we are around is because you have chosen to make us a part of your Monday night ritual. I’m incredibly excited this is our 10th year, because as you saw on Monday night, this season is more than worthy of not only holding up the Bachelor mantle, but also taking it to new heights.
We always start the new season with a look back at how we got here, but for some reason this time going back to Fiji and watching Ben’s proposal to Ashley was strange. I’m not sure if it’s that Ashley and JP seem so perfect together or that Ben has come so far since that day. Kudos to the producers for throwing in some great music this season. The addition of the David Gray tune off the top was solid. You’ll see more of that throughout the season. READ FULL STORY
Happy 2012, rose lovers! What would a new year be without a new Bachelor? And judging from Ben’s giddy assessment above of the dark-haired “ladies” he met tonight, our favorite curly-haired winemaker from Sonoma is more than pleased that he chose to sell his soul to Mike Fleiss again. Stay tuned for my full recap later tonight (UPDATE: Click for Kristen’s Bachelor recap and Chris Harrison’s Bachelor blog), but if you’ve watched the premiere — and SPOILER ALERT if you haven’t — let me know what you thought of this, the 16th season premiere of The Bachelor. Were you, like me, wishing Sheryl the granny was really there to compete for Ben? Will Jenna end up live-blogging her Pinkberry-and-chardonnay shame binge after watching herself on TV? And who knew that so many nurses were looking for love? Post your thoughts below! And if you missed it, check out a replay of Mandi Bierly’s live-blog of the premiere with Mr. Nantucket Reds himself, Ames Brown. Let the “journey” begin!
Royal Wedding poll: Prince Harry is the U.K.'s most eligible bachelor. So would you watch him on 'The Bachelor'?
You know what? Enough about William. Sure, he’s the Windsor who will be taken off the market this Friday — but that’s precisely why we should all start shifting our focus to his brother, ginger-haired, ruddy-cheeked Prince Harry. Though rumors have been circulating that Diana and Charles’s younger son is planning to bring his on-again, off-again girlfriend Chelsy Davy to William and Kate’s wedding, Prince Harry hasn’t been seriously linked to a permanent ladyfriend in quite some time; he and Davy officially split in 2009. That makes “the spare” the U.K.’s most eligible bachelor. And we all know the best way for an eligible bachelor to ideally find his soulmate: The Bachelor!
So let’s engage in a silly thought experiment, PopWatchers. If Chris Harrison could somehow convince Harry to step into Brad Womack’s carefully polished shoes, would you be there to watch what happened? Or does the idea of a royal appearing regularly on a reality show somehow not sit well with you? Vote in our poll and let us know. READ FULL STORY
Three years and two go-rounds as the Bachelor, and Brad Womack has finally found love. It’s not exactly as cut and dry as that, as you saw on the After the Final Rose special — but we’ll get to that in just a bit. Let’s back up to where this final episode landed us in the world. We left the bush of South Africa for the beautiful city of Cape Town. Our entire crew loved the One and Only resort right on the waterfront, just a ten-minute walk to the new stadium built for last summer’s World Cup. (Speaking of, a huge thanks to USA Soccer for having several of us as their guest when the U.S. national team played South Africa. They were nice enough to not only have us as their guests, but they were good about keeping it a secret that we were there.)
Brad didn’t stay at the resort with us; he was at a private house about ten minutes away. You’ve heard time and time again how much Brad’s family means to him but it was very evident just how much when you saw his reaction when they showed up at his house. READ FULL STORY
Do not click through if you don’t want to know the outcome… Seriously folks, last chance… For the rest of you rose lovers, let us discuss Brad’s new bride-to-be… READ FULL STORY
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