Thanks, Kalon! So far the aforementioned quote is about all the drama we’ve gotten on this season of The Bachelorette, but that’s okay, right? (Spoiler alert if you haven’t seen tonight’s episode.) I’d rather watch the guys get nervous about performing with the Muppets than see them call each other names at the cocktail party — though Doug’s poolside spat with Kalon over what it means to be a dad was pretty entertaining. And though it was probably unnecessary for Emily to make Ryan wear a flowery apron during their one-on-one cookie date, I do prefer these low-key(ish) outings over the over-the-top ridiculata Team Bachelorette normally arranges. What about you — were you surprised about who got sent home? What did you think of Emily’s “mom clothes”? (They sure beat the hell out of my “mom clothes,” which almost all involve elastic waistbands and t-shirts that are about four sizes too big.) And how on earth does that guy with the Tarzan hair keep getting roses? He barely ever speaks! (Maybe that’s his appeal?) Stay tuned for my full recap later tonight (UPDATE: Click to read Kristen’s full Bachelorette episode 2 recap and Chris Harrison’s exclusive Bachelorette blog), but in the meantime, start the conversation below!
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It feels like it’s been a while, so I’m excited to say “Welcome to a new season of The Bachelorette.” As you will see in so many ways over the course of this season, this Bachelorette is unlike any you have ever seen before. This goes for both the season and the woman. First of all, we kicked things off in Charlotte, North Carolina, which of course is Emily’s hometown. At first I wasn’t sure I loved the idea of leaving the traditional ‘Bachelor Pad’ in Los Angeles. It’s become such a recognizable starting point and a big part of our show the last several years. But the moment we rolled into Charlotte I quickly realized it was the best way to start Emily’s season.
Emily is so unlike any other Bachelorette we’ve ever had so we really needed to think outside the box to make the show look and feel as special as she is. For me, the best part about shooting in Charlotte was the way we were received by the hometown crowd. The people of Charlotte welcomed us with open arms, and I can’t thank them enough for the hospitality. Not only did we shoot in Emily’s hometown, but for the first time ever, she actually got to live at home. This not only allowed her to keep being the fantastic mother she is to her daughter Ricki, but also allowed her to relax and enjoy a new kind of home-court advantage. READ FULL STORY
'The Bachelorette' season premiere: 'Emily's fiance, Ricky, died in a plane crash, and so I think she deserves the best'
Nothing but the best for the Tragic Single Mom, right rose lovers? And by “best,” I mean guys who bring one or more of the following to the opening-night cocktail party (SPOILER ALERT if you’ve not yet watched tonight’s episode): a soul patch, a skateboard, a severe brain injury, bobblehead dolls, a beat box, a helicopter, photos of their six (!) kids. Yes, Emily’s Bachelorette “journey” got off to quite a colorful — if somewhat drama-free — start tonight. Stay tuned for my full recap in a few hours (UPDATE: Click here for Kristen’s full Bachelorette season premiere recap), and in the meantime let me know what you thought of the Southern-fried season premiere. Are you liking the new Casa Bachelorette (which will heretofore be known as the Potential Husband Plantation)? Did you agree with Emily’s First Impression Rose choice? And how on earth does Jef get his hair so high? Post your thoughts below!
Are you a Bachelorette addict? Well, the first step on the road to recovery is admitting you have a problem — and bookmarking EW.com. Emily “Tragic Single Mom” Maynard kicks off her husband-seeking “journey” tonight, and we here at Rose Lovers Central have so much coverage planned, it’s almost embarrassing. (Actually, drop the “almost.”) Here’s a quick rundown of everything you can expect:
Watch The Bachelorette with author Jennifer Weiner — every week! Yes, the best-selling novelist (In Her Shoes, Little Earthquakes, Then Came You) and confessed Bachelor/Bachelorette junkie will be joining EW readers in the ViEWer room to live blog Emily’s “journey” all season. Log on tonight at 9:30 p.m. (EST) right here as Weiner leads a wine-fueled discussion about Emily, her suitors, and all of the rose-seeking shenanigans.
Chris Harrison’s back as EW.com’s exclusive Bachelorette blogger! Everyone’s favorite reality TV host (at least, everyone I know) and blogger extraordinaire will be back to share his behind-the-scenes insights and wry personal take on every episode. Got burning Bachelorette questions? Ask them in the comments — he’ll answer them in his blog (which will post Tuesday mornings all season long) and in Entertainment Weekly.
Need more? Read my weekly recaps! No, seriously, please do. Otherwise, my 10-year love/hate relationship with this godforsaken reality TV franchise has been in vain.
See you tonight, rose lovers! It’s going to be the most dramatic onslaught of online Bachelorette coverage… EVER!
'Bachelorette' producers choosing Emily Maynard's theme song: Speak now, or forever hear Cher's 'Believe'
Bachelor/Bachelorette creator Mike Fleiss is making a decision that will affect us all: choosing the song for Emily Maynard’s season. Earlier today, Fleiss tweeted that they are “closing in” on a song and asked fans what they think of Cher’s ”Believe.” (It’s nice of him to ask, since we will be hearing it as often as “This Year’s Love” played during Bachelor Ben Flajnik’s “journey.”) I love that song, too, and see how the chorus — “Do you believe in life after love” — could fit Maynard, who had to pick up the pieces after losing the love of her life in a plane crash days before she learned she was pregnant. But when I think of Maynard, I don’t think of an Auto-Tuned club dance mix. The audience needs to know that she has a new energy, but you want to keep us thinking of her as sweet and genuine.
Let’s offer some other suggestions. Mine: Celine Dion’s “A New Day Has Come.” Watch the video below. Read the lyrics here. Two key passages: ”Let the rain come down and wash away my tears/Let it fill my soul and drown my fears/Let it shatter the walls for a new, new sun/A new day has come” and “Where it was dark now there’s light/Where there was pain now there’s joy/Where there was weakness, I found my strength/All in the eyes of a boy.” (Also, “I can’t believe I’ve been touched by an angel with love” — I’m just saying.) READ FULL STORY
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
Ben Flajnik, the 28-year-old winemaker whose marriage proposal Ashley Hebert rejected on the season finale of The Bachelorette, will be named the franchise’s next Bachelor, EW’s sources confirm. If producers had to hire from within, I do believe he’s the best option (especially after Ames Brown dared to do Bachelor Pad). Ben took the show seriously enough to get upset when he was rejected after being led on, but not so seriously that he pretended it would scar him for life. He cried on-camera while discussing his late father, apologized to his mother for not having been there more for her, and thanked Ashley for opening him back up after that great loss and actually meant it. Plus, we already get copious amounts of wine on the show, but with his romantic profession giving producers a legitimate reason to have bottles uncorked, it’s going to be Cougar Town! (Seriously, one group date should be to the set of Cougar Town, where Ben and select ladies are extras for a scene.) READ FULL STORY
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