The hardest thing for me about writing these blogs is deciding where to start. This week I have been debating, do I talk about Emily’s interview first or the episode itself with Ashley? I decided I’d give you a few thoughts about Emily at the end of the blog. Our final big stop on this crazy travel leg of this journey across Asia is Taipei, Taiwan. The week before hometowns is a bit awkward, and always a tough one every season. Most of Ashley’s relationships have moved forward to the point where they are ready to be exclusive, or as exclusive as the show will allow. So the guys are done living together, done seeing each other go on dates with Ashley and done with group dates. With all that said I started off the week by giving the guys a little good news that there would be three one-on-one dates with no roses on the line. This always takes the pressure off those dates so they can just enjoy without worrying if they’ll be sent home at the end of it. READ FULL STORY »
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Good question, rose lovers! And if you’ve seen tonight’s episode (SPOILER ALERT if you haven’t), you probably shouted the exact same thing at your TV when Ashley revealed to her suitors that their group date would be… taking fake wedding photos! I mean, who does that? No one, that’s who! Still, I’m not hating on tonight’s episode, especially since we got to hear the lowdown from Emily about her break-up with Brad. (Emily for the next Bachelorette! No hair extensions, please!) Also, there was one dumping over dim-sum (the best kind) and JP had a hissy fit. (Calm down, Smarmy McBuzzcut!) What did you think of Ashley’s adventures in Taiwan? Post your comments below, and stay tuned for my full recap later tonight. (UPDATE: Click to see Kristen’s Bachelorette episode 7 recap and Chris Harrison’s Bachelorette blog.)
I’ll tell you, rose lovers, my first burning question is Why did July 4 have to fall on a Monday this year, rendering us Bachelorette-less last night? (At least we have host Chris Harrison’s bonus blog to tide us over.) But I can’t be the only one dying for answers to questions about the most
maddening mind-numbing infuriating weepy infantilizing dramatic season of The Bachelorette ever! Post your questions in the comments section below, and we’ll pose them to Chris Harrison for a feature in an upcoming issue of Entertainment Weekly. Here are some ideas to get you started: So, why didn’t the producers tell Ashley about all of the nasty things bad boy Bentley said about her in his confessionals? Was the ill-fated comedy roast date Ashley’s idea, or did the producers make her do it? Are the guys allowed to go sight seeing when they’re not on dates? And most importantly, has anyone told Ashley that her jeans are too damn tight? Ask away, rose lovers!
This episode had a lot of highs and many lows for Ashley. You’ve all had very strong opinions about Bentley this season, both good and bad. I want to deal with all this episode had to offer, but first I want to give you some updates on things we have coming up in the very near future for you. First of all, we have wrapped the first part of production on Bachelor Pad 2. It is incredible and will far surpass anything we came close to producing last summer. From start to finish this show will entertain like never before. We will also be bringing you what we’re calling “Bachelor Updates” on our most popular couples. The first you will see on Monday, July 11th. I sit down and talk to Emily who is speaking publicly for the first time about her relationship with Brad. I know all of you have had tons of questions about Brad and Emily, and their silence has only added fuel to the tabloid fire. Emily and Brad wanted to remain silent until the time was right for them to speak. That time is now, and you will see and hear all next Monday night. READ FULL STORY »
Well, that was interesting — wouldn’t you say, rose lovers? If you haven’t seen tonight’s epic Bentley vs. Ashley showdown in Hong Kong, then stop reading now and come back later tonight for my full TV recap. (UPDATE: Click the links to read Kristen’s Bachelorette episode 6 recap and Chris Harrison’s behind-the-scenes Bachelorette blog.) But if you just finished watching tonight’s episode and are still reeling from the action-packed drama-thon, I want to hear from you. Is it me, or was Bentley an even bigger d-bag tonight than before? (I didn’t think it was possible.) How happy/shocked were you when Ashley finally realized that she’d been played and let Mr. Family Fun Center have it? And was that quite possibly the most dramatic cocktail party… ever??? Post your comments below!
I know this week Bentley’s imminent return will dominate the discussion, and I have some interesting takes on what is happening and what is about to happen next week in Hong Kong — but first let’s talk about this week. We have been to some exotic locations over the last decade, but the city of Chiang Mai in Thailand might just take the cake. The city has so much to offer but the property we stayed at, the Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi, took it to a whole other level. This resort that sits on over sixty acres and includes two working rice paddies in the middle of it. It’s unlike anything I’ve ever seen. You know a resort is big when you can check out mountain bikes just to get around. The guys arrived in old school limos straight out of a James Bond film. The only difference is these limos were not just old school they were old. It was a really hot day and the limos that had A/C weren’t working that well. Let’s just say the guys were more than happy to get out and get to their villa. Speaking of their villa, it was insane. The men stayed in a three story presidential villa complete with a grand piano and incredibly valuable art that the guys were scared to death of breaking. READ FULL STORY »
Spoiler alert! Read no further if you haven’t seen tonight’s episode. Okay, here goes: What’s that, Team Bachelorette? You know that you totally made it seem like Bentley was coming back to give Ashley some closure this week, but in fact you were just kidding and he’s not coming back until next week? So… you thought we’d find that little bait-and-switch funny? Oh, I see. Well, I’ve gotta say, it really wasn’t that funny. In fact, it was pretty damn annoying. Would you agree, rose lovers? I guess it’s hard to stay too mad, seeing as tonight’s episode did feature a guy in hot pink boxing shorts getting his “bell rung” so hard he needed a trip to a Thai hospital. Stay tuned for my full TV recap later tonight (UPDATE: Kristen’s Bachelorette episode 5 recap is now live, as is Chris Harrison’s exclusive Bachelorette blog), but if you’ve seen tonight’s episode let me know what you thought in the comments below. Were you surprised by the Bentley fake out? Who looked hottest on the boxing date? And could Ben F. be stealing front-runner status from JP? Take the gloves off and start posting!
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