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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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
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).
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!
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!
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
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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