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!
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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
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
Um, yeah. He is. For those of us who have seen tonight’s episode — and SPOILER ALERT if you haven’t — it’s clear that Ben is careering towards a complete and utter Proposal Platform disaster. Stay tuned for my full TV recap later tonight (UPDATE: Click to see Kristen’s full Bachelor episode 9 recap, and also don’t miss Chris Harrison’s exclusive behind-the-scenes Bachelor blog), but in the meantime, rose lovers, let me know what you thought about this evening’s “journey” to Switzerland? Besides making me want to hop a plane directly to Interlaken (how pretty was that scenery?), the primary emotions I felt upon watching Ben’s overnight dates with the “ladies” were anger, confusion, indifference, hunger. You? I’m pretty sure we can all see where this is headed, and it’s not pretty. That said, I’m definitely looking forward to next week’s Women Tell All special, even if Team Bachelor did think it was a good idea to invite Shawntel again (snoooooooooze). Here’s hoping all the “ladies” get together and burn Courtney in effigy! Fire up your torches and let’s talk Bachelor!
You can fake a lot of things but one thing you can never fake is your family. I can’t remember a more pivotal hometown episode. These hometown visits were definitely a game changer for Ben and these women.
I can’t recall ever seeing such a strong front-runner like Kacie falling so far so fast after a hometown date. I’ll give you my thoughts on her at the end, but first let’s talk about the women who will be moving on to exotic dates in Switzerland. The first stop was Lindzi’s house. This was as good as a hometown date could be. The moment Ben sees Lindzi, life is just easy. It’s how all good relationships should be: effortless. That’s not to say relationships don’t take a ton of work and effort, but especially in the beginning they should seem and feel effortless. When I watched Ben interact in this environment, it felt like he was home and they were already family. I do have to give Lindzi a bit of a hard time here. I was surprised at how little Lindzi knew about her parents’ past: It was funny to watch her be pleasantly surprised by finding out where her parents dated and were married. The fact that Lindzi’s parents got married in the same exact building where Ben and Lindzi shared their first dance was one of the more serendipitous moments of the season so far. Other than that, Lindzi’s hometown date was flawless. READ FULL STORY
Oh snap, rose lovers! Did you see that coming? Spoiler alert if you have not yet watched tonight’s episode, but if you’re like me, you were not expecting the “lady” who uttered the words in the headline above to be sent home this week. In other news, how about Courtney trying out the image rehab, what with the “I feel disappointed in myself for treating the girls the way I did” confession? I still think she’s gonna get some seriously disapproving looks from the all-female audience if she shows up at the Women Tell All. Stay tuned for my full recap later tonight (UPDATE: Kristen’s full Bachelor hometown dates recap is now live), and in the meantime, post your thoughts on tonight’s episode below. Are you happy with the final three? Do you like Courtney any better now that you’ve met her family? Why must Ben answer every statement with “Really?”
Also, if you have burning questions about this season of The Bachelor for host and esteemed EW.com blogger Chris Harrison, post them below — we’ll be publishing some of those questions and answers in an upcoming issue of Entertainment Weekly. Ready, set, go!
I would like to start out by apologizing to the country of Belize for the insane amount of “Belize” puns that were used and abused in this week’s episode. You better Belize things are getting serious on this show right now. (Sorry, just had to slip one more in.) I want to answer a couple of burning questions that many of our viewers had over the last couple weeks. First of all, the baseball game in Puerto Rico ended in a tie at the end of regulation. There might have been a mistake in showing an incorrect scoreboard as we went in to extra innings, but I was there and can attest that the game was tied and legitimately went into extra innings. The game was also sanctioned by and followed all the rules of Major League Baseball. The next topic I need to cover is Casey’s shoes. As many of you noticed, she walked up to Ben’s room and then out of the hotel without her shoes on. Her shoes and luggage were mailed to her and she should be receiving those items in six to ten business days. With those great mysteries cleared up, let’s move on to this week’s episode. READ FULL STORY
You’ve gotta love an Old School reference, even when it comes from the mouth of a meanie model, right rose lovers? And with tonight’s episode in Belize — SPOILER ALERT if you’ve not yet watched — we’re down to a quartet of “ladies” who will show Ben off to their sure-to-be-delighted families. Stay tuned for my full TV recap later tonight (UPDATE: Click over to read Kristen’s Bachelor episode 7 recap and Chris Harrison’s exclusive behind-the-scenes Bachelor blog), but if you’ve seen tonight’s episode, let me know what you think: Are you pleased with your Final Four? Were you surprised that Nicki, Kacie B. and Rachel tried to stage a Courtney intervention? And would you rather swim with sharks in chum-filled waters or drop from a helicopter into a bottomless oceanic abyss? Post your thoughts now!