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'The Bachelorette' After The Final Rose: Was Nick A Jerk, Or Was Andi? Andi, Probably

July 29th, 2014 10:45pm EDT
'The Bachelorette' After The Final Rose: Was Nick A Jerk, Or Was
Like any season of "The Bachelorette," we're not over until all three hours of finale have been painfully worked through.

And hour three begins with a broken, sluggish, post-breakup Nick. It's a sad time to be a (former) reality show contestant, and "The Bachelorette" conveys Nick's sadness with roughly a jillion shots of Nick, looking forlornly across various views of scenic somethings.

Although, learning of Nick's post-dump backstory is pretty neat. Did you know he was at "The Men Tell All?" And yet, because of Andi's powerful shunning techniques, he was not able to Tell All? For once, ...
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'The Bachelorette' Season 10 Finale Recap: Love (Also Sports) Triumphs Over All

July 29th, 2014 12:52pm EDT
'The Bachelorette' Season 10 Finale Recap: Love (Also Sports) Tr
It is time: "The Bachelorette" has come to and end. It's a sad day for us at home, because no longer can we guilty pleasure-binge on Andi Dorfman and her search for TV-quality romance. But it's a happy day for Andi, as she'll finally settle down with one of the two predetermined men of her dreams. Also sad for us at home (again), because Bachelorette finales clock in at three full hours and they're mostly filler.

Oh, and don't forget the other eliminated Bacheloretteers, like Bryan, Chris or Cody. They're here too, being forced to watch the woman they once loved, making out with and being...
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'The Bachelorette' Season 10, The Men Tell All Recap: TV Ultrasounds, Racism Cured Via Cookie Frosting

July 22nd, 2014 11:52am EDT
'The Bachelorette' Season 10, The Men Tell All Recap: TV Ultraso
In proud Bachelorette tradition, it's time to postpone the finale everyone's dying to see (although it would take almost no effort to google "Andi Dorfman" and figure out which guy she picked- the finale was taped weeks ago) for a block of pure, uncut filler.

Yes, it's "The Men Tell All," which is another of those awkward moments when Chris Harrison grinds the show to a halt to talk things through with the Bachelor or Bachelorette. Only, it's two hours long, it continually cuts to a crowd of emotion-hungry women (plus two dudes, for diversity quotas), and it ends with blooper bonus footage...
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'The Bachelorette' Season 10 Episode 9 Recap: Nick and Josh Get the Fantasy Suite, Chris Gets a Cow

July 15th, 2014 9:30am EDT
'The Bachelorette' Season 10 Episode 9 Recap: Nick and Josh Get
As "The Bachelorette" begins the march to its final rose, Andi and her triumvirate of manflesh visit the parts of the Dominican Republic not wracked by horrific poverty. As is customary when picking a single specimen from your manharem, Andi reviews each potential mate by his strengths and weaknesses.

Josh's best feature is his personality, which is an odd way of pronouncing "sports," but whatever. His dark hair sets Andi's soul afire, and his personality is playful. But Josh is the type of guy Andi always falls for, and what's the point of finding love on reality TV if you end up with a l...
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'Bachelorette' Host Chris Harrison Defends Show's Decision To Include Eric Hill's Death In Latest Episode

July 8th, 2014 7:32pm EDT
Chris Harrison
Producers of hit ABC reality series The Bachelorette were faced with the dilemma of how they should address the tragic death of contestant Eric Hill shortly after he was cast off the show by star Andi Dorfman.

Hill died on April 23 of injuries from a paragliding accident he had three days earlier in Utah, when his parachute collapsed, and at the time there were four remaining suitors left vying for Andi's affection, and someone had to break the news to them.

"Bachelorette" host Chris Harrison explained to TV Guide's Robyn Ross how that happened, saying that after his appearance on talk sh...
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'The Bachelorette' Season 10 Episode 8 Recap: Hometown Dates, Plus A Memorial For Eric Hill... Again

July 8th, 2014 1:10pm EDT
'The Bachelorette' Season 10 Episode 8 Recap: Hometown Dates, Pl
Once more, "The Bachelorette" continues the longtime tradition of meeting your boyfriend's family for the first time, as he proclaims, "Hi Mom! This is the woman I met on TV who I'm now going to marry, so long as I make it through the next three elimination rounds." Ahh, true love.

Nick is first, because of course Nick is first. He and Andi travel around his hometown of Waukesha, Wisconsin and taste a beer named after these two lucky lovers. For Nick's sake, let's hope that was just a gag label and that there aren't fifty cases of "Nick and Andi Lager" sitting in his garage. Andi, meanwhil...
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'The Bachelorette' Season 10, Episode 7 Recap: Everybody Hates Nick (Except For Andi)

July 1st, 2014 8:04am EDT
'The Bachelorette' Season 10, Episode 7 Recap: Everybody Hates N
As Bachelorette Andi and the men who follow her every footstep continue on to Brussels, the tension has upped dramatically. Six men enter, four men leave- and those four men have the privilege of showing Andi off to their closest family members. Not surprisingly, the men are all chirping on various versions of the great "L" word. Many of them also wear fashionable scarves. Because of tension.

And this week, the first one-on-one recipient is Marcus. The two of them stroll around Brussels, just taking in the culture. No rose, no stress, no drama- except for Andi, who continually harps on the...
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'The Bachelorette' Season 10, Episode 6 Recap: Because Nothing Says Romance Like A Lie Detector Test

June 24th, 2014 12:15pm EDT
The Bachelorette Season 10, Episode 6
The Bachelorette European tour continues! It's a new week, a new country, and a new set of cultural traditions to be mangled by our ever-shrinking group of beautiful, desperate weirdos.

This week, Italy's on the menu, but there's something a little off about the festivities. You see, Andi has been to Italy. She knows the country and the culture (she doesn't seem to know any Italian, but you can't win 'em all). Certainly, this will give her a leg up among the menfolk, who float into Venice with talk of how the churches are totally awesome. Because if it's one thing Andi needs, it's a leg u...
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'The Bachelorette,' Season 10, Episode 5 Recap: Marquel Fights Racism, Josh Fights His Own Brain

June 17th, 2014 7:24am EDT
'The Bachelorette,' Season 10, Episode 5 Recap: Marquel Fights R
For our fifth week of The Bachelorette (not counting last week's, which was basically a clip show), Andi's selection of male concubines has been pared down to just eleven. But with less contestants, it's now far cheaper for ABC to send the cast to France. So to France we must go!

As soon as the group arrives in Marseille, the stakes seem higher. Some of the menfolk have still not had any significant alone time with Andi, and for obvious reasons, they've begun mentally unraveling. Andi, meanwhile, is asked by our intrepid host Chris Harrison if she's considered the L word for any of these f...
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'The Bachelorette' Season 10 Episode 4 Recap: Eric Hill's Awkward Tribute, Mediocre Basketball And More

June 3rd, 2014 12:49pm EDT
'The Bachelorette' Season 10 Episode 4 Recap: Eric Hill's Awkwar
Part Two of our four hour Bachelorette-stravaganza is here, and finally our lovesick fourteensome will be leaving the greater L.A. area. Now, they're headed for wintry Connecticut.

The Bacheloretteers love the change of scenery and they are loving their new digs. We've got men sharing hotel rooms. Men falling into warm, friendly embraces on the couch. Men squeezing themselves into a single tub to share a few drinks. Love is in the air! Also, Andi is probably around here somewhere.

This week, the first lucky man to experience the frozen Connecticut tundras will be Dylan. Makes sense; he'...
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'The Bachelorette' Season 10 Episode 3 Recap: Andi Ruins R&B and the Elderly

June 2nd, 2014 10:43am EDT
'The Bachelorette' Season 10 Episode 3 Recap: Andi Ruins R&B and
Tonight marks the first night in our all-star "The Bachelorette" two-part extravaganza! Which would explain why last night's episode aired on a Sunday, when most people are watching dignified cable dramas about American history or dragon-adjacent nudity.

But not us. We're kicking off tonight with the first of this season's exotic travel destinations: Santa Barbara. Which is an area of California slightly to the west of L.A, and an area so close, the guys can stay in the mansion for another week and just take a quick car ride out to Andi for date time.

The first man to take the commute o...
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'The Bachelorette' Season 10 Episode 2 Recap: Romance, Then Stripping, Then Romance

May 27th, 2014 8:41am EDT
'The Bachelorette' Season 10 Episode 2 Recap: Romance, Then Stri
It's week two of the tenth season of "The Bachelorette," and already everyone's getting used to this bizarre little menage-a-twenty. For Andi, it's sunk in that yes, she really is "The Bachelorette." Meanwhile, the guys have a better grasp on life in a mansion of love, and the knowledge that they will steadily be erased from Andi's life based on their ability to seem dateable in extremely small doses.

And with that, we settle into the current Bachelorette routine. First comes the one-on-one date. Then, the group date. Then one-on-one number two. And who's the lucky fella who will receive s...
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'The Bachelorette' Season Premiere Recap: Your Name Rhymes With What Now?

May 20th, 2014 8:18am EDT
'The Bachelorette' Season Premiere Recap: Your Name Rhymes With
This year's "The Bachelorette" is off to a somber start.

Eric Hill, one of the many desperate-despite-their-good-looks men vying for the heart of Andi Dorfman, died in a paragliding accident in April, shortly after his time on "The Bachelorette" had ended. And this leaves ABC in a particularly sticky situation- how does one approach this season, knowing that one of these twenty-five men, who we're supposed to laugh at and cheer for and watch his shirt come off in basically every episode, has passed away?

"The Bachelorette" gives just a brief mention of Eric's passing. The season premiere ...
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'Bachelor' Host Chris Harrison To Officiate Wedding In 2014 Rose Parade

October 1st, 2013 3:13pm EDT
Chris Harrison
The Bachelor host Chris Harrison is helping to make a love match off the air. Harrison will officiate a wedding on a float in the 2014 Rose Parade, as part of a contest announced by Farmers Insurance today.

The "Picture Perfect Wedding" event is searching for couples with the most "picture perfect" love story. Today through October 28, Farmers is taking submissions via the company's Facebook page, after which the company will pick their three favorites.

Those three couples will then participate in a series of "wedding and life planning competitions" to earn votes from the public. People c...
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'The Bachelor' Host Chris Harrison & Wife Of 18 Years Split

May 4th, 2012 11:40am EDT
Bachelor host Chris Harrison and family
Chris Harrison, host of ABC's popular reality show "The Bachelor," and his wife Gwen have announced they are separating after 18 years of marriage.

The couple told People, "Though we have made this incredibly difficult decision to separate, our love and mutual respect remain, and we look forward to sharing in the lives of our wonderful children."

The couple's children are Joshua, 9, and Taylor, 7.

Harrison also hosts "The Bachelorette," which kicks off its new season on May 14 on ABC. Emily Maynard, who appeared on the 15th season of "The Bachelor," will have her pick of many fine young ...
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David Spade Spoofs 'The Bachelor' In Hilarious Funny or Die Video 'The Honest Bachelor' (Watch It!)

March 17th, 2012 10:40am EDT
The Honest Bachelor
Rules Of Engagement star David Spade dons a shaggy black wig in a weak attempt to look like The Bachelor Ben Flajnik in a hilarious new Funny or Die! video called "The Honest Bachelor".

The video integrates footage from the actual 'meeting' scene from this season of ABC's The Bachelor - where Ben met all the ladies who would be competing for his heart - with David filling in for Ben and addressing the ladies with some pretty straight-forward, honest (and downright hilarious) commentary.

Some of the 'honest' comments include: "Wow, I see so much desperation in this room..." and "I'm secret...
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Tim Tebow Asked To Be The Next 'Bachelor'

March 6th, 2012 2:16pm EST
Tim Tebow
Could Denver's star quarterback be the next single man looking for love on The Bachelor? Host Chris Harrison asked Tim Tebow the question, and apparently the answer was yes! However, Harrison isn't so sure it's going to happen.

While co-hosting Extra, Harrison said "I've actually met Tim Tebow. I met him about becoming our next 'Bachelor.'" When asked what his answer was, Harrison somewhat cryptically offered "Well, they always say yes, but it never happens," before saying, "He’s a really good guy."

When host Kit Hoover pressed for an answer, Harrison relented. "He did say yes... but he w...
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'The Bachelor's' Brad Womack and Emily Maynard End Engagement

June 29th, 2011 3:04pm EDT
Emily Maynard, Brad Womack | Photo Credits: Mark Wessels/ABC
The Bachelor's Brad Womack and Emily Maynard have called it quits.

"We're no longer engaged," Maynard told People.

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'The Bachelorette' Week 6 Season 7 Recap

June 28th, 2011 9:33am EDT
THE BACHELORETTE - Episode 706
The group heads to Hong Kong but Ashley is still thinking of Bentley and the dot dot dot….to be continued, or to be strung along? At the beginning of the show host Chris Harrison comes to her door and tells her that Bentley is in the same hotel and that he wants to protect her so she is still not saying “what if” with Bentley if or when someone proposes. This is her time to find closure and her reaction- “he’s in the hotel right now?” You can see it in Ashley’s eyes that she is shocked and after a few moments, she heads over to his room to talk with him. She knocks on his door after about ...
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Brad Womack Proposes To Emily On 'The Bachelor'

March 15th, 2011 8:22am EDT
The Bachelor
Brad Womack is in South Africa for the absolute final chapter of his two-part quest for true love reality television romance. It’s an emotional conclusion to a tedious process, which loosely translated means the most important moment of Brad’s life and among the top twenty most dramatic rose ceremonies in “Bachelor” history.

The Womack clan has invested in some leopard print safari wear for the occasion, and are on hand to help Brad make his big decision. According to Brad, the sight of his family brings tears to his eyes. According to everyone watching Brad, the sight of his family brings...
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'Bachelor' Recap: Michelle's Meltdown (And The Women Tell All)

March 8th, 2011 11:20am EST
The Bachelor
Let’s be honest. After a pretty awesome tease for the requisite ‘Women Tell All’ episode of “The Bachelor,” the last thing we wanted to do was listen to Brad rehash his journey from most hated man in America to whatever he is today. Nonetheless, Brad is what we got. He likes getting slapped across the face, fangs, “Fangs,” and a good game player. He dislikes embalmers. He feels better about seeing the women on this tell-all than he did the last time. The concept of the recycled bachelor will always be absurd.

There are gross parties with Bachelor/Bachelorette alums advertising a second se...
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'Bachelor' Recap: Wife Material

March 1st, 2011 1:08pm EST
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Last week’s hometown visits helped “The Bachelor” eliminate professional embalmer and future head of the funeral home, Shawntel N. Did anyone ever doubt that Brad would follow in the footsteps of previous “Bachelor (ette) s” (Jason Meznick and Ali Fedotowsky) who quickly ended their relationship with a contestant whose hometown visit included a brush with death (pet cemetery and taxidermy)? Cool as Shawntel was, she wasn’t making it out of the subsequent rose ceremony alive.

This week was a bit trickier to determine. We’ve seen Brad have his ups and downs with all three potential brides-t...
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