Last night’s episode of The Bachelorette was the one fans were waiting for: Bentley, who’s been telling the camera for some time that he couldn’t care less about Ashley but who she inexplicably fell in love with, left the show. Personally, I was hoping he’d come clean to her so she would get the chance to slap his smug face, but what he did was far more cruel and cowardly: He waited until the morning after he’d assured her they were on the same page to tell her that he missed his daughter too much to share his heart with her now — but not to rule out something in the future (“… dot dot dot”). Watch the footage below. READ FULL STORY
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While I’m sitting here writing this blog all I really want to know is what all of you think of what went down this week and how it all happened. I’ve been asked several times this week if I think Bentley is the biggest “villain” we’ve ever had on this show. My first thought is that’s really something for you guys to judge, not me. My second thought is the “villain” title really doesn’t do justice to what went down here. It softens the blow and simplifies things too much in my opinion, but again that’s really up to you guys. There’s a lot more I will say about Bentley but I do want to talk about several other things, as this was an eye-opening episode from top to bottom. READ FULL STORY
Wouldn’t you have loved to be in on the conversation between Ashley and the producers about tonight’s date? Hey Ashley, we’ve got an idea for a dream date. We’ll invite ten guys who are desperately trying to impress you — and who you are even more desperately trying to impress — and have them “roast” you with clumsily constructed insult comedy. Doesn’t that sound fun?? For those of you who’ve seen tonight’s episode (and spoiler alert if you haven’t!) you know that the date ends exactly the way one would expect — with Ashley in tears. Stay tuned for my full TV recap later tonight (UPDATE: Click the links to read Kristen’s full Bachelorette week 3 recap and Chris Harrison’s exclusive Bachelorette blog), but in the meantime, answer these burning questions: Bentley — boring douchebag or budding sociopath? William — delusional about a career in comedy or really delusional about a career in comedy? JP — rebound or real thing? Go to it, rose lovers!
I hope you all had a great Memorial Day holiday. I hope you also took a moment to remember what it’s all about. To start this week I’d like to thank all of those that have served or are still bravely serving our great country.
There’s so much I want to talk to you about this week, but there’s a dark cloud hanging over this show right now and it’s really hard to talk about anything other than Bentley. I’m going to put him on the back burner for a moment and talk about a few other things before we deal with him. The first thing we did this week was move the guys into the mansion. Usually this is a very easy, uneventful morning and this time was much the same, except for one small problem. Once I talked to the guys in the driveway and sent them in, I noticed there was something – rather, someone –was missing. Jeff “The Mask” rode alone with a producer to the house and he was still in the car when I moved the rest of the guys in the mansion. We quickly realized “The Mask” was missing and we did it over again. READ FULL STORY
I’ve got a confession to make, rose lovers. I saw You Got Served… at a movie theater. It was not a just-flipping-channels or I’m-trapped-on-an-airplane viewing — I went to a movie theater, paid actual money, and willingly watched the movie in which Lil’ Kim tells the dance crews the only way to settle things is her way, and that’s “straight hood.” So imagine my surprise and delight when Ashley’s first group date with her chosen suitors involved a dance off!! No spoilers here (click over to my full Bachelorette episode 2 recap for all the details) but suffice it to say that dudes were getting served left and right on this date. Unfortunately, they were mostly serving themselves, and what they were serving was heaping helpings of stupidity. If you’ve already seen the episode, dance on over to the comments and sound off about Ashley’s Sin City adventures. Would you like to have dinner in the middle of a mall fountain? What’s cooler: traveling by private jet or rocking the knit cap and black Mardi Gras mask look? And what’s more horrifying: Intentionally toying with the Bachelorette’s emotions or naming your daughter Cozy? Ready, set, post!
More Bachelorette from EW:
Chris Harrison’s exclusive Bachelorette episode 2 blog
Welcome to a new season of The Bachelorette. It feels like we’ve been gone for a while, and it’s really good to be back. I hope you feel like your Monday night appointment is back. Because of the timing of production, by the time the guys arrived at the house they knew Ashley was our girl. A little irony to start off the season: Ashley moved into the same house Brad stayed in while he was the Bachelor. The previous tenant should start leaving notes for the next person.
That first night I always enjoy sitting down and talking with the Bachelor or Bachelorette. I like to see the state of mind they’re in and get a feel for how they’re doing. It’s also very easy and enjoyable when you get along with the person. Talking to Ashley is very easy, and I felt she had a good attitude heading into this journey. The only thing that really threw me off was her story about being warned about Bentley. As I said on the show, this has never happened before. We’ve never had drama or been tipped off about somebody before the limos even pull up the drive. For me this was a huge red flag, and obviously as you saw on the previews for upcoming episodes it should have been a bigger red flag for Ashley. READ FULL STORY
You know, I never thought that anyone would be able to make a worst first impression on the Bachelor/Bachelorette franchise than that chick who took off her thong and handed it to Bachelor Matt. Oh, recapper of little faith! Did I not realize that Team Bachelorette would search far and wide to find someone capable of even bigger acts of jackassery? (SPOILER ALERT: Read no further if you’ve not seen tonight’s episode.) Behold tonight’s season premiere, in which our
second choice dear Bachelorette Ashley met 25 “men,” some of whom achieved adequate idiot status (I’m talking to you, guy with soul patch), but the one who truly brought his d-bag A-game was Tim — a.k.a. the guy who got so drunk not even the Bachelorette and the incriminating glare of TV-camera lights could wake him. (See clip, below.) It was an auspicious beginning to a season that’s bound to be jam-packed with crippling self-esteem issues (Ashley), “wrong reasons” galore (Bentley), and a guy wearing a mask while sitting on the toilet (Jeff). Stay tuned for my full recap later tonight (UPDATE: Click over for Kristen’s full Bachelorette season premiere recap), but in the meantime, let me hear your thoughts on tonight’s premiere. Is passing out cold worse than thong-stripping? Was it me, or did one of the front-runner bachelors seem slightly sexually ambiguous? And will Ashley ever truly believe that she deserves “love”? READ FULL STORY
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