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Chris Harrison blogs 'The Bachelorette' finale AND the 'Bachelor Pad' premiere!


I hope you don’t mind but since it’s been a busy 48 hours, I’m combining my blogs. I figure since there’s really no official blogging rules (yes, I checked) I could make up my own and so talking about the live Bachelorette finale and the premiere of Bachelor Pad in one blog is okay. Before we get to the beauty that is Pad I want to step back to Sunday night and put a bow on Emily’s season and our three-hour television event.

First of all, I absolutely loved the idea of doing the show live and creating what amounted to be one big nationwide viewing party. For me to be able to watch the show along with a live studio audience packed with fans was a thrill for me. To see it through their eyes was incredible and it reminded all of us at the Bachelor why we do this show and how much people really love it. The finale really spoke for itself so I’ll just give a few thoughts on what turned out to be one of the best seasons we’ve ever had. READ FULL STORY

Style and Design: Emily Maynard's finale dress, David Lynch's favorite things and more

Emily Maynard said yes to a dress by Jean Fares Couture for last night’s finale of The Bachelorette.  [InStyle]

Director David Lynch loves his Swatch, gives advice to aspiring finger painters, and says fans are always asking to touch his hair. [WSJ.com]

Celebrities aren’t just like us, but here’s what they’d look like if they were. [psfk]

Designer brand Coach was awarded a $44 million judgement against a mother-and-daughter counterfeiting team.  [Fashion Etc.]

Herbet Vogel, the blue collar art collector featured in the 2008 documentary Herb & Dorothy, has died. [ArtInfo]

Party Pieces owners Carole and Michael Middleton — aka Duchess Catherine’s parents — got a slap on the wrist for promoting a line of Olympic-themed favors. [Time]

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'Bachelorette': Will Emily's decision change the way future Bachelors play the game?

Spoiler alert! If you haven’t watched the end of Emily Maynard’s “journey” on The Bachelorette and intend to, stop reading now. If you have, let’s talk about the way she handled the final dates… READ FULL STORY

'The Bachelorette' finale: And Ricki's new step-dad is...

I suppose I should say potential step-dad, right? I mean let’s be honest, Emily and her chosen guy could be breaking up as we speak on the live After the Final Rose, which is airing right now. But for those of you who’ve watched the first two hours of the finale — and SPOILER ALERT, SERIOUSLY DO NOT CLICK THROUGH IF YOU HAVEN’T YET WATCHED — then you know that little Ricki could wind up being driven to her soccer practice by… READ FULL STORY

PopWatch Planner: 'The Bachelorette' finale, the Olympics begin and more

It’s a big week for Bachelorette and Bachelor fans — with Emily’s final rose ceremony on Sunday and the beginning of the newest season of Bachelor Pad on Monday. And of course, the Olympics kick off this Friday. So what’s on the schedule? Take a look.

Sunday, July 22

The Bachelorette, ABC, 8 p.m.

Will Emily pick Arie or Jef? Tune in to find out.


Chris Harrison blogs 'The Bachelorette: The Men Tell All'


Welcome to my tell-all about the Men Tell All. We are less than one week away from the incredible finale of Emily’s season. If you didn’t catch it the few times I mentioned it during the special, Emily’s finale is this Sunday, July 22! If you just missed that mention then it is my hope that you will see it when I mention it again at the end of this blog. The MTA is always an interesting show but for some reason this season I really wasn’t sure what I was going to get. It didn’t take long to realize it was going to be a good show.

The first thing that became very evident was the crowd’s response to Sean. They went nuts every time I mentioned his name. We started talking a little bit about Kalon and then I brought him down to the hot seat. Either Kalon is just too proud to admit that he was wrong and was incredibly rude and disrespectful, or he really just doesn’t have a clue. I might be leaning towards the latter, unfortunately. The more he talked the more he really didn’t seem to see anything wrong with how he acted towards Emily or the other guys. The best part about Kalon is the more he talked, the deeper he dug his own grave. He just can’t help himself. The guys were more than willing to remind him how he acted and didn’t let him off the hook. You’ll be seeing a lot more of Kalon starting next week as he moves into Bachelor Pad. READ FULL STORY

'The Bachelorette: The Men Tell All': 'How many do you think you'll actually sleep with during this whole thing?'

As always, rose lovers, the best part of the Men Tell All special tonight (semi-spoiler alert, if you haven’t yet watched) was the bloopers — including the deadpan brilliance of Mr. Chris Harrison, quoted above. (Emily’s answer was pretty fantastic, too.) As for everything else, we pretty much didn’t learn anything new — Kalon’s still a d-bag, Ryan is still an arrogant a-hole who insists he’s not arrogant (though he did have a pretty good zinger aimed at whiny Chris B.; click here to watch), and they’re still using night-vision sex cameras in the Bachelor Pad “fantasy suite.” We didn’t even get much of a preview for the finale… perhaps because ABC and Team Bachelorette are desperately trying to keep us guessing about whether a proposal even happens. (Give it up, guys. We know what’s what.) Still, it’s nice to see all the guys again, even the ones who didn’t talk on the show and didn’t get a chance to talk tonight (I’m looking at you, Tarzan hair). What about you, rose lovers? Did the MTA answer all of your burning questions about Emily’s “journey”? Will you be tuning in to Bachelor Pad 3 based on the tear-tastic promo? And what did you think of Emily’s straightened hair? (I’m on the fence.) Stay tuned for my full recap later tonight (UPDATE: Click over to read Kristen’s full Bachelorette: Men Tell All recap and Chris Harrison’s behind-the-scenes blog), but in the meantime, post your thoughts below!

'I'm not here to make friends': Why reality TV's smartest stars love to be hated

With the news that Willie Hantz, the younger brother of Survivor villain Russell Hantz, will join the cast of Big Brother this season, the birth of a new reality villain dynasty is upon us. Not only is Willie (pictured, right) the spitting image of his brother, but he is shaping his persona within his brother’s mold. He told Zap2It, “I’m willing to do whatever it takes to win half a million dollars. Whatever it takes. If my mama was on the island with me, or on the show with me, I would vote her out first because she would get sympathy votes.” It’s safe to say that doing “whatever it takes” won’t involve making friends.

Though the Hantz brothers’ penchant for ignominy seems counterintuitive — why would someone would go on a show predicated upon alliances only to alienate everyone around him? — it has become a tried-and-true strategy as reality TV has evolved these past 20 years. EW talked to experts and insiders, from reality-obsessed academics to some of the genre’s most notorious villains to find out why being mean is often the best plan.


Chris Harrison blogs 'The Bachelorette' episode 9


The last few weeks I’ve been racking my brain trying to remember if we’ve ever had a season with such a tight horse race coming down the stretch. In my opinion we’ve never had a Bachelor or Bachelorette feel so deeply for the final three. This goes a long way in saying what a great job Emily has done in narrowing it down to three great guys and just how solid Sean, Jef and Arie really are.

We headed off to the beautiful little island of Curacao for the final two weeks of the show. One of the great things about this show is that it takes us to places I never would have thought to go myself. Curacao is exactly that kind of place. It’s a beautiful island off the coast of Venezuela with great people and we all truly enjoyed our time there. READ FULL STORY

'The Bachelorette' episode 9: 'I plan on spending every night with you in our own little Fantasy Suite'

I’m sorry, did hell just freeze over? Because if what we just witnessed on tonight’s episode of The Bachelorette — SPOILER ALERT if you haven’t yet watched — really happened, I think a bachelor just turned down the Bachelorette’s invitation to the Fantasy Suite. While I’ll admit I haven’t watched every season of The Bachelorette religiously, I’m fairly certain this  is the first time it’s ever happened in eight seasons. (If I’m wrong, I’m sure you’ll let me know in the comments.) I gotta say, I was hoping the Fantasy Suite issue wouldn’t even come up tonight — foolish, I know — but I think Emily managed to navigate the unholy Bachelor/Bachelorette tradition and still keep the majority of her dignity intact. Do you agree, rose lovers? Of course, she also had to deliver an emotional gut punch to one guy tonight, and while I’m fine with who went home, I couldn’t help but feel a little sorry for him. That goodbye was pretty brutal. Stay tuned for my full recap later tonight (UPDATE: Click over to read Kristen’s full Bachelorette episode 9 recap and Chris Harrison’s behind-the-scenes Bachelorette blog), but in the meantime let me know what you thought of tonight’s episode. How much did you love Arie’s blooper reel? Why do you think Team Bachelorette is trying so hard to make us think Emily doesn’t choose either guy in the finale? And are ponytails ever acceptable in a formal setting? (Speaking of which, if you have style-related questions for Emily, InStyle.com wants to hear them — they’ll be doing a Twitter interview with Miss Maynard next Monday.) Post your thoughts now!

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