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Attention, single men with no shame: ABC wants YOU to be 'The Bachelor'

The Bachelor‘s past four seasons have featured debatably eligible men with familiar well-chiseled faces — three of the rose givers first appeared as suitors on The Bachelorette, while repeat offender Brad Womack came back to the show for a second time in Season 15. But for the reality juggernaut’s 17th (!) season, ABC and Warner Horizon want to go back to the drawing board. Get ready to watch women sob at the most…dramatic…rose ceremonies…ever, starring a guy who has no connection to the franchise.

Yesterday, the studio and the network sent out a call for single dudes who want to significantly increase their hot tub exposure. It invites “those who feel they possess the charm, style, class and charisma to become America’s next leading man” to apply online to be on the show. (Masochists are also welcome to apply for Bachelor Pad 3, a “quest for love or $250,000.” You’re making my job too easy, ABC.) READ FULL STORY

Jennie Garth and Peter Facinelli's split hits reality: Can they learn from other failed-on-reality-TV relationships?

90210 vet Jennie Garth and Twilight star Peter Facinelli announced their divorce yesterday after 11 years of marriage. The divorce will be dealt with on new CMT reality show Jennie Garth: A Little Bit Country, slated to premiere April. But how? To be sure, Garth and Facinelli are not the first reality TV couple to fail in front of a camera. What can they learn from those the split before them? READ FULL STORY

Chris Harrison blogs 'The Bachelor' finale and 'After the Final Rose'

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Ben has made his choice, and so this is the reality that we all have to deal with, or not deal with if that’s the way you’d like to go about it. Despite the public and private outcry against her the entire way, Ben got down on one knee and proposed to Courtney and she said yes. You all watched everything unfold in Zermatt, Switzerland. Ben said goodbye to Lindzi and hello to a life with Courtney. Before we jump into the final decision I want to talk a little bit about Lindzi. She quietly flew under the radar the entire season. She went about her business, never got caught up in the drama, and was always able to separate her life in the house with the other women and her relationship with Ben. This sounds simple and she made it look easy, but I can tell you, it’s not. As made evident by several of the women this season, it’s darn near impossible to not get caught up in the action one way or another. But Lindzi didn’t, and she didn’t ignore the other women. In fact, she was one of the most popular women in the house and she never wavered from what was really important: Ben. READ FULL STORY

'The Bachelor' finale: Courtney wears Cruella de Vil gloves to protect hands from ring, greasy scalp

Who wears long, black, stripper/serial killer gloves to get engaged?!? READ FULL STORY

'The Bachelor' season finale: 'Oh God, Ben -- come on!'

I think that about says it all, rose lovers. It’s been a loooong “journey,” and now that we’ve come to the end (SPOILER ALERT if you have not yet watched the finale and After the Final Rose), I’ve got a nagging feeling that there were better ways we could have spent the last 11 weeks of our lives. That said, this finale did deliver in a lot of ways — we had the skeptical sister (“She’s a model?”), numerous shots of the Matterhorn, and the most capes we’ve seen on broadcast TV since Dark Shadows went off the air. I have to say, I felt for Ben during ATFR, though his explanation of those tabloid photos was pretty weak. Stay tuned for my full recap later tonight (UPDATE: Click the links for Kristen’s full Bachelor season finale recap, and Chris Harrison’s behind-the-scenes Bachelor blog), but in the meantime, let me know what you thought of tonight’s “controversial” conclusion. If you somehow managed to avoid the spoilers up until this point, how pissed were you? For those of us who saw it coming, how much schadenfreude did you feel during ATFR… and then how much guilt did you feel over the schadenfreude you were feeling? Finally, does anyone think it’s a good idea to allow “superfans” to join Bachelor Pad? Post your thoughts now!

Chris Harrison blogs 'The Bachelor: The Women Tell All'

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I usually don’t worry about watching the Women Tell All episode before I write this blog, but this year I had to because to be honest, there were some segments I don’t quite remember. My son was nice enough to give me his cold so I started the day worried about losing my voice, but by the end of the show I was desperately trying not to pass out. I’d like to apologize to the ladies, the audience and the crew, as I had to hold up production for about forty-five minutes while I “regrouped.” By “regrouped” I mean lying down backstage on a couch with ice on my head, trying to remain conscious. What made this worse was the timing. I felt terrible all day, but it really hit me right when Courtney came out to join me. Honestly, I don’t remember much of what she said that first segment so I was glad to go back and watch that interview as well as the entire show. Turns out, I’m a pretty good interviewer in a semiconscious state. READ FULL STORY

'The Bachelor: The Women Tell All': 'I take it all back!'

Too little, too late, right rose lovers? If you’ve seen tonight’s Women Tell All special — and SPOILER ALERT if you haven’t — then you’re most likely still cleaning up your living room after throwing rotten vegetables at your TV screen during Courtney’s segment. Look, she did her job as a reality TV villain — and she did it well — but her belated apology tonight was more “Waaah waaah the tabloids are being so mean to me!” than “I’ve reflected upon my actions and regret having treated you all with such disdain and scorn.” Anyhoo, this is all just a prelude to what is sure to be an epic After the Final Rose special, should Courtney be the one who “wins” Ben’s hand. Other than that, tonight’s WTA was fairly uneventful — Nicki’s still sad about losing Ben, Elyse feels bad for screaming “Who IS she?” at Shawntel, and Emily really needs to dial it back a notch on the eyeliner. Stay tuned for my full TV recap later tonight (UPDATE: Click through for Kristen’s full Bachelor: The Women Tell All recap and Chris Harrison’s exclusive EW Bachelor blog), but in the meantime tell me what you thought about The Women Tell All. Did Courtney’s crocodile tears convince you that she’s a human being? Which blooper was your favorite? (I’m partial to the bird that tried to kill Ben.) And will you watch Bachelor Pad 3 if Ali (aka Queen of Bitch Mountain) moves in? Post your thoughts below!

'Bachelor': Does Courtney stand a chance of changing your mind? POLL!

Tonight is the episode Bachelor fans have been waiting for, The Women Tell All. Courtney — a model known for stealing time with Bachelor Ben on group dates and for after-hours skinny-dipping, and for twisting the knife verbally when she appears to be “winning” — faces her fellow contestants, who have now seen her full antics on TV and are angry that she’s made it into the Final Two. From the promo clips we’ve seen of the women’s equally unappealing pack mentality in action and Courtney being reduced to tears, they haven’t accepted her apology like Ben did. Can you imagine a scenario in which you’d forgive her behavior? Let’s take it to a vote below:  READ FULL STORY

'Bachelor' villain apologizes, world does not implode -- VIDEO

Three more days! Three more days! You can almost hear the Gladiator-esque chanting as anticipation builds for Monday night’s The Bachelor: The Women Tell All special. In an exclusive clip yesterday, we saw that that “ladies” Ben had discarded were clearly thirsting for model blood over the possibility that this season’s villain Courtney made it to the final rose ceremony.

In a newly released follow-up clip, Courtney takes the stage, tail seemingly between her impossibly long legs… and actually apologizes? I don’t know whether to feel sorry for her or chalk it up to one more diabolical element of her #winning strategy. Click through to watch Courtney get dressed down, then break down. READ FULL STORY

Chris Harrison blogs 'The Bachelor' episode 9

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This week we hopped on a jet plane and headed to Interlaken, Switzerland. A beautiful quaint town that during ski season is alive and bustling but in the off season, which is when we were there, it’s a quiet sleepy little town nestled in the Alps. In case you were wondering, the answer is yes: Ben did stare out the window of the plane the entire way over to Switzerland, listening to his inner monologue. I’ve sat next to him on many of these flights, and if you listen closely sometimes you can actually hear it. Once Ben finished listening to his own thoughts and wandering aimlessly around the country, it was time to start a huge week of exotic dates. The park where Ben and Nikki met and caught the chopper was right in front of our hotel. This was a bit of a landing zone as parachutists and gliders would launch off the mountains above and lazily float into town all day long. Instead of going over each date which all of you saw, I want to talk about what appears to be three very different relationships. READ FULL STORY

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