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You've got burning questions about 'The Bachelorette'? Chris Harrison has your answers!

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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!

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Chris Harrison previews the next 'Bachelorette' and his interview with Emily

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I hope everybody is having a fantastic 4th of July holiday. Obviously because of the holiday we don’t have a new episode tonight, but we will return next week, July 11, with not only a brand new episode but also the much-anticipated interview with Emily. The interview in which I sit down with Emily and get her take on her relationship with Brad will air at the end of next week’s original Bachelorette episode. As you have no doubt heard already, Brad and Emily have unfortunately broken up. They attempted to remain quiet and private, but with so much attention being paid to them it just wasn’t possible. For that reason, Emily reluctantly came in and sat down with me to talk about her relationship, what went wrong, and how the circus surrounding them has affected their lives. This was an interview I definitely did not expect to do and did not enjoy in the least. Both Brad and Emily are friends of mine, and we all really thought the next time we saw them would be to plan their wedding. Many have asked why we only sat down with Emily and not Brad. I talked to Brad several times leading up to this interview and have talked to him since. While he gave his blessing for Emily to speak on their behalf, his emotions are still just too raw and he wasn’t ready to speak openly about it all yet. I respect that decision and told him I was extremely sorry we had to do this interview at all. READ FULL STORY

'Bachelorette' poll: Who will Ashley end up with?

This season of The Bachelorette is full of tears — so many tears — but now that Bentleygate is officially behind her, Ashley is ready to move forward in her six remaining relationships. Who will she end up with? Vote in the poll below. We’ve included “no one” as an option, because after that promo showed her sobbing at the Bachelorette finale altar, who really knows what will happen? (That said, J.P. is Jimmy Kimmel’s pick.)  READ FULL STORY

Chris Harrison blogs 'The Bachelorette' episode 6

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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

'The Bachelorette' episode 6: 'Mission a-f--ing-complished!'

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!

Chris Harrison blogs 'The Bachelorette' episode 5

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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

'The Bachelorette' episode 5: Wait, did I miss something?

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!

'Bachelorette': We're not used to good conversation, Ames

When was the last time you saw a conversation on The Bachelorette or The Bachelor that you actually wanted to hear more of? I think the first and only time it’s happened to me was during Ames’ date with Ashley last night. Watch it below. I’m guessing we all, like Ashley, expected their one-on-one to be painful. Instead, it was disarmingly comfortable and, gulp, interesting. “If you could change one thing about growing up, what would it be?” he asked her over dinner. (When was the last time you saw people eat that much of their meal on a dating show?)

So often on these dates, people seem to be just trying to find out if they can tolerate one another, because for the suitor, that’s all it takes to stay in the game. But it felt like Ames was actually trying to find out if he liked her. Most of the time when I hear couples exchange “I like you”s on this show, I’m thinking WHY? We never get to see or hear what they have in common (other than the confidence to make out in swimwear on camera). But I believed it with Ames and Ashley.  READ FULL STORY

Chris Harrison blogs 'The Bachelorette' episode 4

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It’s been a full wild week of fallout from the Bentley exit. Many fans and “publications” have offered opinions and theories about what went down and why. Every interview I do these days begins and usually ends with Bentley. As you all know now this isn’t over and he will return. We had already decided to start traveling this week, but the timing couldn’t have been more perfect. I think after what went down all of us needed a fresh start and a change of scenery. READ FULL STORY

'The Bachelorette' episode 4: It's raining, it's pouring, this episode was boring

Wow, it sure does rain a lot in Thailand, doesn’t it? Those orphans were cute, too. But man, did nothing happen in this episode. I mean, that’s not entirely true — we learned that Ames has been to 70 countries — but beyond that it was kind of a treading water week. No spoilers here (obviously), but if you’ve seen tonight’s action-packed episode, share your thoughts below. (Stay tuned for my full recap later tonight.) Did Ashley’s last-minute rose-ceremony twist surprise you? Can you tell the difference between Ben F. and Constantine? How excited are you for the new season of Bachelor Pad? Post away, rose lovers!

UPDATE: Kristen’s full Bachelorette episode 4 recap is now live!

DON’T MISS: Chris Harrison’s exclusive behind-the-scenes Bachelorette blog

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