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Ben Flajnik is the new Bachelor: Mixed feelings?

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

Ashley and J.P. to doubters: 'We're gonna prove them wrong.'

Bachelorette Ashley Hebert and her chosen one, J.P. Rosenbaum, visited Good Morning America earlier today to confirm that they will never be able to sit more than an inch apart ever again for fear that someone will think their relationship won’t last. Watch the interview below. J.P. says Ashley is going to finish school at Penn, move to New York, find a place to live with him, get a job, and, once they’re settled, they’ll talk about having a wedding as early as fall 2012. READ FULL STORY

Chris Harrison blogs 'The Bachelorette' season finale

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Spanning two days and five hours of television, this is the biggest, most dramatic blog ever. I hope you enjoyed the way ABC programmed the Men Tell All on Sunday and rolled right into Monday’s dramatic season finale, which led us right into After the Final Rose. The Men Tell All special was a fun show to host. This is a very good group of guys that I enjoyed hanging around with this season so there really weren’t a lot of fireworks. I was very disappointed Bentley didn’t show up for the taping. As I mentioned we extended an invitation to him but he opted not to come. I would very much like to sit down and interview him. I have a standing invitation out to him that I will interview him anywhere and anytime he wants. As anybody that’s ever been on this show will tell you, I will give him a very fair interview. I’m really not looking to bury the guy. What’s done is done! I just want to find out his motivation and what he thinks about his actions now and how they’ve affected his life. Does he regret what he did and would he like to apologize to anybody? I found it very interesting to see the guys’ reactions to Bentley, as they didn’t really see or hear anything just like Ashley while he was actually on the show. They found out like everybody else while they watched it unfold week after week on TV. READ FULL STORY

'The Bachelorette' season finale: Depressed about it? Cheer up with this clip of Harrison wearing the mask!

Well rose lovers, I think we all saw that coming, didn’t we? If you’ve seen tonight’s finale — and for the love of God, SPOILER ALERT if you haven’t — post your thoughts about Ashley’s Mr. For the Next Six Months Right below. Stay tuned for my full TV recap later tonight. (UPDATE: The Bachelorette finale recap is live!) In the meantime, no matter how you feel about the ending to Ashley’s “journey,” do yourself a favor and click on the clip below — it’s an exclusive “alternate opening” to the new season of Bachelor Pad, which premieres next Monday with a three-hour hootenanny. Too bad ABC decided not to use it — I think if anyone can make the masked man look work, it’s Chris Harrison. (P.S. Don’t miss his behind-the scenes Bachelorette finale blog).

Chris Harrison blogs 'The Bachelorette' episode 9

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“The sun always shines in Fiji!”  Those were the words spoken by Ashley as she stepped out of the plane in Savusavu, Fiji. She must have forgotten this is the rainiest season we’ve ever had on this show. More on the rain and our production a little later in this broadcast. This show and my blog have become a bit of a travel guide over the years, and I especially feel compelled during the exotic dates to talk a little bit about where we are in the world. This week we are in Namale in Savusavu, Fiji, a small town in one of many Islands that make up Fiji. The high definition video we show you makes it quite evident this is one of the most stunning places in the world. What we didn’t show much of was the Namale resort, which is actually owned by inspirational speaker Tony Robbins. Tony is a great guy and turns out he was in town our final day at the resort and he came down and joined my wife and me at breakfast. Holy cow! That guy has the biggest hands I have ever seen! I can’t say enough about the people of Fiji and in particular the people at Namale.

As for the show you saw the return of Ryan. Oddly enough, I got a call at home one night (no the cast usually doesn’t have my number) and it’s Ryan. READ FULL STORY

'The Bachelorette' episode 9: 'Houses and women are not the same'

Oh, the things you learn while recapping a reality TV dating show! (See: the astute observation above.) If you’ve seen tonight’s episode — and SPOILER ALERT if you haven’t — you’ll know that something truly shocking happened: One of the bachelors said that he “respects” Ashley! And he makes a pretty mature decision as a result. Otherwise, tonight’s “fantasy suite” dates went just as you would expect them — candlelight, flower-petal-strewn hotel beds, and gentle cutaways once the action between Ashley and her suitor approached R-rated territory. Stay tuned for my full TV recap later tonight (UPDATE: Click for Kristen’s Bachelorette episode 9 recap and Chris Harrison’s exclusive Bachelorette blog) , but in the meantime, let me know what you thought of this week’s “exotic” dates. Were you surprised about who went home? Were you surprised about who came back? Were you surprised that Ashley talked about her bunion on national TV? Post your thoughts now!

Chris Harrison blogs 'The Bachelorette' episode 8

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We have made it through the infamous hometown dates and now it’s time for the exotic dates. You know what that means… that’s right, the fantasy suite card! Before anybody decides if they will forgo their individual rooms, however, let’s discuss this week. Actually let’s go back to last week first. Many of you asked why Ben stayed overnight with Ashley on his date. The reason he stayed was not exactly romantic: Ashley, Ben, and the crew stayed the night because Taroko is several hours away by car and after a very long day and night we didn’t want to put anybody through that travel. Ben and Ashley did not share a room, nor were they given the option to spend the night together. For that to have happened I would’ve had to whip up a fresh batch of fantasy suite cards, and I was otherwise detained. Now back to this week’s episode. READ FULL STORY

'The Bachelorette' episode 8: 'A lifetime of adventures... with myself'

Hometown dates — can you believe they’re over, rose lovers? If you’ve seen tonight’s episode — and SPOILER ALERT if you haven’t — you know that none of the Fortunate Four had truly freaky families, which is good for them but somewhat disappointing for us. That said, I don’t think there’s one person out there who didn’t see this elimination coming (minus the eliminated suitor, of course). Stayed tuned for my full TV recap later tonight (UPDATE: Click to read The Bachelorette recap and Chris Harrison’s Bachelorette blog), but in the meantime, let me know what you thought of tonight’s episode. Whose dad was your favorite? (For me it was all about Papa Constantine.) Is it me, or did Ames family look like they just stepped out of a Tommy Hilfiger catalog shoot? And was Ashley’s salad truly the most beautiful salad ever created by human hands? Post your comments below!

Chris Harrison blogs 'The Bachelorette' episode 7

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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

'The Bachelorette' episode 7: 'What the f-- is going on?'

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.)

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