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'The Bachelor': Sean Goes From The Trailer Park To The Skating Rink

January 29th, 2013 2:02pm EST
The Bachelor
This week on The Bachelor, the remaining thirteen girls are that much closer to winning Sean’s heart and their eyes sparkle when Chris Harrison tells them that Sean does in fact see his wife in the roomful of girls. Cue Sean in his underwear getting ready for the date card that Chris left for the ladies. This is getting ridiculous, ABC, seriously, enough with the shirtless shots! This season should have been called The Half-Naked Bachelor. The first date card of the evening goes to Selma, where she and Sean will “turn up the heat.” She admits she wants to take it to the next level, then the...
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Tierra Literally Falls For Sean This Week On 'The Bachelor'

January 22nd, 2013 9:37am EST
The Bachelor
First of all, ABC needs to stop opening the show with Sean either working out, showering, or doing anything without his shirt on. Cut back to the sixteen remaining ladies in the house and the date card goes to...Lesley. Sean picks her up in a limo and the two head out to Hollywood Boulevard to the Guinness World Records museum. Sean reveals that his own father holds a record for traveling 48 states continuously in the shortest amount of time and that the two of them will attempt to set their own world record for the longest onscreen kiss. We don't think these two will have a problem with th...
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The Girls Show Their True Sides This Week On 'The Bachelor'

January 15th, 2013 10:17am EST
The Bachelor
It wouldn’t be The Bachelor if they didn’t start off with a nice shower scene, would it, Sean? As the nervous remaining ladies wait at the house, the first date card of the night arrives. It goes to Sarah and she is over the moon excited when Sean picks her up in the helicopter. They fly around L.A. and he admits that they immediately clicked once she put it all out there and brought up her disability immediately. Once they get off the helicopter, he tells Sarah that they will be free falling off the tall building they were on, nothing to be scared about, right? It was nerve racking just wa...
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'The Bachelor' Introductions Full of Drunken Drama and Broken Hearts

January 8th, 2013 11:12am EST
The Bachelor - Lindsay from Missouri
Sean Lowe aka ‘the Ken doll’ is getting his second chance at love on The Bachelor after he had his heart broken by Emily Maynard on The Bachelorette. This season looks like it is going to be full of catty chicks, drunken drama and some silly moments like starting off the show zooming in on Sean’s buff body and his workout moves. As the first episode begins (after the half-naked scenes of Sean, that is) we are reminded how this sweet and shy man got his heart ripped out by Emily, who ultimately chose Ari over him. Clearly he is better off without Emily (as were Ari and Jeff) so we can confid...
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Meet 25 Bachelorettes Competing For Sean Lowe's Love On 'The Bachelor'

January 6th, 2013 12:00pm EST
Meet 25 Bachelorettes Vying For Sean Lowe's Love On 'The Bachelo
Bachelor Nation was shocked when fan favorite Sean Lowe was left heartbroken by last years Bachelorette Emily Maynard on a beach in Curaao. Deeply in love, the handsome and sincere Texan envisioned starting a family with Emily Maynard. But in what became one of the most shocking moments of the season, Emily blindsided Sean, rejecting him and sending his heartfelt dreams crashing down around him. He was devastated and alone then, but he has not given up on love.

Sean is back as The Bachelor and ready to risk it all again for another chance at love. He begins the search for his soul mate, ch...
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'The Bachelor' Stars Ben Flajnik & Courtney Robertson Split

October 6th, 2012 9:03am EDT
Ben Flajnik & Courtney Robertson
It probably comes as no surprise to most fans of the The Bachelor to learn that last season's couple, Ben Flajnik and Courtney Robertson, just couldn't make things work.

The couple confirmed their breakup on Friday in a statement to In Touch Weekly.

"After meeting over a year ago, we have decided to end our romantic relationship," the former couple said in a statement to the magazine.

"We have nothing but the utmost respect for each other, and both feel this is the right decision," they said. "We continue to remain friends and will support each other in future endeavors. Thanks to everyo...
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Dumped 'Bachelorette' Star Sean Lowe Is The New 'Bachelor'

September 26th, 2012 9:10am EDT
The Bachelor Sean Lowe
ABC has announced that Sean Lowe, who was rejected by Emily Maynard on the eighth season of "The Bachelorette," is the new "Bachelor."

The 28-year-old Dallas businessman is the man tasked with picking his perfect mate on the 17th season of "The Bachelor." Lowe is a tall man - 6 foot 3 inches - and was a linebacker for Kansas State University. He worked in finance and insurance before building a custom furniture business.

Lowe confessed he loved Maynard on last season's "Bachelorette," but she eliminated him just before the finale. Maynard wound up choosing Jef Holm, and the couple is stil...
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Kirsten Dunst Wants To Get Her Cute Cousin On 'The Bachelor'

September 1st, 2012 4:04pm EDT
Kirsten Dunst
Spider-Man star Kirsten Dunst is campaigning to land her cute cousin a role on dating show The Bachelor.

The actress admits she's a big fan of the program and, by getting her cousin Elise, on the set, she hopes to get some behind the scenes access and gossip.

Dunst says, "I did her bio (biography) for her... and she's really cute... I think they'll totally pick her, but we haven't done the video yet.

"We want her to be one of the girls... She'd just be laughing at the rose ceremony (where girls are rejected)."

And the actress admits her cousin's involvement would make the season extra s...
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Ryan Lochte Is Ready For Hollywood: Eying 'Bachelor,' Fashion Deals

August 11th, 2012 9:07am EDT
Ryan Lochte
Ryan Lochte is ready to head to Hollywood: The gold medal Olympian has already been offered three reality roles according to the Hollywood Reporter, and is psyched about two others.

"It wouldn't be your normal reality TV show because I'm definitely not your normal guy," he said in an interview with Matt Lauer on Good Morning America. However, there are two reality stalwarts he would love to be a part of. "I'm definitely looking towards Dancing With the Stars and The Bachelor, so we'll see what happens."

Of course, Lochte wants the Hollywood lifestyle to go with his newfound fame: "I defi...
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Emily Maynard Meets The 25 Men Who Will Try To Win Her Heart In 'The Bachelorette' Season 8 Premiere

May 15th, 2012 10:26pm EDT
Emily Maynard
Bubbly, adorable and unlucky in love Emily Maynard is back this season as the new Bachelorette and we are hoping that she finally finds her Prince Charming. Twenty five men step up to the plate in Emily’s home state of North Carolina to try and her heart, along with her daughter Ricki’s. After the tragic death of Emily’s ex-fiancé and her broken engagement to the former Bachelor, Brad, she is ready for lasting love. Although it seemed as though she was visibly upset when the relationship with Brad didn’t work out, we have a feeling that she never really liked him as much as he liked her. We...
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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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Producers Of ABC's 'The Bachelor' And 'The Bachelorette' Being Sued For Racial Discrimination

April 17th, 2012 8:33pm EDT
Courtney Robertson and Ben Flajnik of The Bachelor
Producers of ABC's hit shows The Bachelor and The Bachelorette are being taken to court for racial discrimination.

Two African-American men are set to file a class-action lawsuit against the network, the producers of the two shows, and executive producer/creator Mike Fleiss, reports TMZ.com

The two men, Christopher Johnson and Nathaniel Claybrooks, claim that when they went to a hotel in Nashville, Tenn. to audition to the show they were excluded from the show's "normal audition process" and were never called back.

The two shows, which have run for a combined 23 seasons, have never featu...
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'Bachelor' Ben Flajnik & Courtney Robertson Get Cozy In Mexico (Photos)

April 5th, 2012 12:00pm EDT
Ben Flajnik & Courtney Robertson
"The Bachelor" star Ben Flajnik and Courtney Robertson are currently on vacation in San Angel, Mexico. The couple couldn't keep their hands off each other at the Hacienda San Angel resort.

It hasn't been an easy road for the reality TV stars. Although Ben proposed to Courtney at the end of the last season, the couple reportedly split up when the final show was aired. They later got back together.

The rumor is Ben and Courtney took the trip to Mexico to see if their relationship will last. So either they are acting for the camera or they really are in love. You be the judge!

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'Bachelor' Ben Flajnik & Courtney Robertson Are 'Happy' Together (Photo)

March 31st, 2012 3:30pm EDT
Ben Flajnik & Courtney Robertson
We spotted "Bachelor" Ben Flajnik and fiance Courtney Robertson attending a reality television event in Los Angeles on Friday night. The couple held hands as they walked around the venue.

Courtney showed off her engagement ring despite the two publicly saying neither have set a date for their future wedding. The couple briefly split up and got back together again and are currently having a long-distance relationship.

Courtney recently told People.com, "We're happy."

The majority of couples who hook up on "The Bachelor" or "The Bachelorette" end up breaking up (before or after getting mar...
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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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'The Bachelor' Finale: Does Courtney Or Lindzi Get The Final Rose? (Pics)

March 13th, 2012 9:57am EDT
The Bachelor Finale Ben gives Courtney Robertson final rose
Ben, Courtney and Lindzi are in Switzerland where he will choose who he is going to propose to and whose heart he will break. Ben meets his family in the hotel room to discuss the two remaining contestants and what they think about them. Ben’s mom and sister have never met Courtney and Lindzi- let’s see what they think about his competing loves.

Lindzi meets Ben’s mom and sister over dinner and she is a little awkward as she keeps dropping silverware and clanking her dishes. Her voice is shaking as she tells Ben’s mother what she loves about Ben. Julia, Ben’s sister is blunter with Lindzi ...
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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' Women Tell All Recap: Courtney Robertson Faces Angry Mob Of Eliminated Contestants

March 6th, 2012 9:30am EST
'The Bachelor' Women Tell All Recap
Tonight the ladies of The Bachelor sat down with Chris Harrison to tell all about Ben, the other ladies and their broken hearts. Let the catfights begin! One thing we know off the bat is there will definitely be a Bachelor Pad 3. All of the drama and the steamy hookups of the past contestants will continue. Ali and Frank? Ryan P. and any single girl? Michelle Money- again? We can’t wait!

First lady up on the chopping block? Blakely. The clips roll from the show as the ladies watch on calling her a “stripper” and way too competitive. Blakely admits that it wasn’t a competition and she was t...
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Fashion Fail: Rumored 'Bachelor' Winner Courtney Robertson's Summer Dress

March 4th, 2012 3:00pm EST
Courtney Robertson
The Bachelor villainess Courtney Robertson was spotted in Los Angeles wearing a hideous summer dress with an equally ugly cut-out in the front.

*SPOILER ALERT* The 28-year-old bachelorette is rumored (confirmed by Us Weekly) to be the winner of this season's show and bachelor Ben Flajnik is reported to have proposed to the gorgeous brunette in Switzerland on the show's finale, which airs next Monday, March 12.

Courtney was spotted earlier in the week trying on wedding gowns in Beverly Hills at the Mark Zunino bridal shop, and an eye-witness tells Us Weekly magazine that "She loved the dre...
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'The Bachelor' Recap: Ben Picks His Final Two In Switzerland

February 28th, 2012 10:30am EST
The Bachelor Season 16 Ep 9
Ben and the three girls, Courtney, Nicki and Lindzi head to Switzerland where Ben will pick his top two ladies and possible wife on this week’s episode. Although he still has his reservations about Courtney, he is seemingly addicted to her sexiness but has admitted that he could possibly be in love with Lindzi.

The group lands in Interlaken, Switzerland and Ben first meets up with Nicki to spend the day with her among the Alps. The couple takes a helicopter ride over the city where the view is absolutely stunning. Ben loves the confidence that Nicki exudes and it is hard not to be consumed...
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A Bare Chested Jake Pavelka Celebrates Chippendales' 10th Anniversary

February 25th, 2012 4:00pm EST
Jake Pavelka
"The Bachelor" star Jake Pavelka hosted the Chippendales 10th Anniversary event in Las Vegas at the Rio All Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas yesterday.

The reality star showed off his rock hard abs on the red carpet.

Jake got on our radar on the fifth season of "The Bachelorette." In 2009 he starred on "The Bachelor's" 14th season. The following year he appeared on"Dancing With the Stars."

Like most reality show romances, his relationship with fiancee Vienna Girardi ended not long after "The Bachelor" ended. The drama continued for the former couple on "Bachelor Pad."

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Martin Short Is 'The Burning Beekeeper' On New 'HIMYM'

February 7th, 2012 8:12am EST
himym
How I Met Your Mother returned with a new episode last night, kicking off sweeps month for CBS. Expectations are running high, with HIMYM in its highest ratings season ever. Things got a little more crowded on Monday nights as the second season of The Voice moved into its new timeslot across the dial on NBC. The Peacock went for the bold move of premiering the singing reality competition right after Super Bowl XLVI, and over 40 million people stuck around after the game to watch. It will certainly be one of the more interesting ratings showdowns of the season.

Last night’s episode, “Th...
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'The Bachelor' Episode 5 Recap: The Girls Play Baseball & Ben Goes Skinny Dipping With Courtney!

January 31st, 2012 3:29pm EST
The Bachelor
This week's episode of The Bachelor was fairly tame compared to the mystery guests, catfights and dramatics of the previous four, but it's evident that Ben is starting to take each girl a bit more seriously, though some more than others: can you blame him for seeming hooked on Courtney after she takes him skinny dipping?! Read on for a full recap!

Ben brings the remaining women to a beautiful resort in Vieques, Puerto Rico; the perfect location for the show with its lush greenery and multiple hot-tubs and pools. His first date is with Nikki, the laid-back brunette divorcee, and he lays the...
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'Bachelor' Villain Courtney Robertson Dumped Boyfriend To Be On The Show

January 26th, 2012 7:30pm EST
Courtney Robertson
"It's been a while since I've been on a date.… I just haven't met anyone," said Bachelor contestant Courtney Robertson on a recent episode of the hit ABC show. But those words couldn't be further from the truth.

A new report from Life & Style magazine reveals that while Courtney was saying those words to bachelor Ben Flajnik, someone from Courtney's past was finding out the hard way why she suddenly disappeared from his life when he was getting ready to propose to her.

An insider tells the magazine that Courtney had been dating photographer Cavan Clark when she "literally vanished" from h...
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'The Bachelor' Episode 4 Recap: The Claws Come Out!

January 24th, 2012 2:17pm EST
The Bachelor, Horses, Date
Finally, some action! Though not the kind Bachelor Ben Flajnik might have been hoping for: the girls are getting cattier with eachother in the competition of his affection, a verbal feud erupts during the cocktail party and an unexpected departure proves that Ben is pretty sure of what he doesn't want in a girl.

In this episode, Ben and the women jet off to Park City, Utah, home of the famous Sundance film festival, where Rachel gets picked for a one-on-one date. In true show-y Bachelor fashion, a helicopter whisks she and Ben off to what was probably supposed to be a relaxing and romanti...
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Emily Maynard Is The New 'Bachelorette'!

January 18th, 2012 4:00pm EST
Emily Maynard
Last summer, Emily Maynard tweeted that she didn't "want to be the Bachelorette" on the then upcoming season of ABC's hit series of the same name - but that was just after appearing on the 15th season of The Bachelor, which culminated with an engagement to star Brad Womack. The couple went through a very rocky engagement and subsequent breakup just six months after filming ended (Emily accepted Brad's proposal in November 2010, but the public didn't find out until the show's season finale the following March), and Emily wasn't interested in putting herself through the whole process again.

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Ratings: 'Downton Abbey' Debuts Strong; 'The Bachelor' Down Again

January 10th, 2012 4:28pm EST
Downton Abbey | Photo Credits: PBS
What's this?!? There is some accounting for taste?!? Downton Abbey's Season 2 premiere averaged 4.2 million viewers.

Nielsen data on Tuesday showed that the Emmy-winning series' return Sunday night doubled the average PBS prime-time rating, and marked an 18 percent jump over the show's first-season average — which made PBS ecstatic.

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'The Bachelor' Recap - Episode 2 Delivers With Catfights, Tears And Lots Of Drama

January 10th, 2012 1:59pm EST
Group Date
After a slow start, the second episode of The Bachelor delivers: there are catfights and competition, a change of scenery, two one-on-one dates, plenty of steamy-hot tub moments, one very awkward group date, and of course, rivers of tears from Jenna the Blogger. In other words: we get what we tuned in for!

The girls are plucked from the LA and whisked to Sonoma, California, Ben’s hometown, and more commonly known as wine country. After the requisite ‘ooh’s’ and ‘aah’s’ over their new digs, Ben announces he has a date card – for Kacie, the administrative assistant from Tennessee.

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Ben Flajnik Tells All About The Crazy New Season Of 'The Bachelor'

January 8th, 2012 9:00am EST
Ben Flajnik
As 25 women battle for his heart, the newest Bachelor, Ben Flajnik, shares secrets exclusively in this week's issue of PEOPLE about the show's wildest season yet. When Flajnik showed up to shoot the ABC reality show's Jan. 2 premiere, ladylike comportment went right out the villa's vast windows for his suitors, where it was all about big stunts and survival of the fittest. "These women looked at him like a prize," says host Chris Harrison. "Like this celebrity." One of the contestants arrived on horseback another sent her 72-year-old grandmother hobbling over on crutches to profess her ...
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'The Bachelor': Season 16, Episode 1 Recap

January 5th, 2012 10:13am EST
THE BACHELOR - In Episode 1601
Horses, grannies and catfights: just three of the many surprising things in the 2 hour premiere of The Bachelor Season 16. Twenty five women will be competing for the love of Ben Flajnik, a winemaker based in San Francisco best known for having his heart (metaphorically) ripped in two by Ashley Hebert on The Bachelorette, Season 7. The episode opens with the infamous clip from the final episode, of his bended-knee proposal and his subsequent rejection. Ouch.

Not to worry - this season brings out a hopeful new Ben, one who emphasized his intentions to find real love, a willingness to commi...
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