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'The Bachelorette' Week 6: Desiree's Drama With James Ends In Barcelona

July 2nd, 2013 10:03am EDT
The Bachelorette
As the men take in the culture of Barcelona, Des is excited to fall in love in this beautiful city. But will the guys confront her with their issues with James and his so called desire to be the next Bachelor? Chris Harrison strolls in and lets them know there will be one group date and two one-on-one dates this week but no cocktail party. Is ABC getting cheap on the booze or what? Drew gets the first date card and he and Des will explore the city of Barcelona together. Drew confesses that his dad was an alcoholic and now has cancer and Des tells him that she wants to meet his dad and hopef...
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'The Bachelorette' Brings Her Sausages To Germany

June 25th, 2013 9:15am EDT
The Bachelorette
This week, Desiree Hartsock and her remaining eleven men head to Munich, Germany where there will be tons of heartache ahead according to the promos…Chris Harrison lets the men know that there will be a group date, a one-on-one date and the dreaded two-on-one date. When the date card arrives, it is revealed that Chris receives the one-on-one date with Des. The two head out to explore because as Des reminds him, it is her first time in Europe.

Bryden is still struggling with his feelings for Des and he is still debating whether or not to stay. He confides in James that he is planning on goi...
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'The Bachelorette' Recap: Desiree And Guys Head To Atlantic City

June 18th, 2013 9:00am EDT
The Bachelorette
Des and the remaining thirteen guys head to Atlantic City, New Jersey for a mini Mr. America pageant. Fitting, right? Will Donald Trump make an appearance? Chris Harrison gives the guys the weekly pep talk letting them know that there will be three dates again this week, two one-on­-one dates and a group date. As the guys check into the Revel Hotel in Atlantic City, Brad gets the one-on-one date card and heads out on his date with Desiree. The two walk along the Boardwalk, ride a few rides together and eat some signature salt water taffy and chocolate. Even though he was one of the more res...
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'The Bachelorette' Week 3 Recap: Sweet Sixteen Play Dodge Ball

June 11th, 2013 8:44am EDT
The Bachelorette
Desiree is back this week and her and the final sixteen men will endure another week full of drama, love and adventure…there will be two group dates and one one-on-one, the pressure is on! Chris, Ryan, Drew, Michael, Brooks, Brad, Mikey, Brandon, Zack K. and Ben will be heading out on the first group date and although they are happy to see her, they are disappointed to be traveling with Ben.

What will they be doing today on this date? Dodge ball, of course! But they won’t just be thrown to the wolves; they will actually get a lesson from the players on the National Dodge Ball League. Inste...
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'The Bachelorette' Episode 2: First Dates, Wedding Dresses And A Soulja Boy Rap Session

June 4th, 2013 8:59am EDT
The Bachelorette
Week two of the riveting drama, The Bachelorette, starts off this week with Desiree and her remaining men will star in their own rap video. Oh boy! As Chris chats with the men, he lets them know that there will be two one-on-one dates and a group date this week. And the winner of that first one-on-one date is Brooks, who does the ‘Rocky Balboa’ to celebrate his win. Okay…

As Des pulls up to the house in the baby blue Bentley to pick up Brooks, all the other guys greet her with hugs. She takes him to a wedding dress salon (not the one she used to work at by the way, but the one across the s...
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'The Bachelorette' Premiere: Meet Desiree's Men

May 28th, 2013 8:41am EDT
THE BACHELORETTE
Sean Lowe’s castoff, Desiree Hartsock, begins the quest to find her dream man on the season premiere of The Bachelorette. Right off the bat, Desiree gets spoiled as she will live the lavish life in a scenic Malibu house atop the gorgeous Oceanside hills. Desiree flashes back to her lost love with Sean, when we see him pick his now fiancée, Catherine, over her in the last season of The Bachelor.  But Desiree gets the last laugh as she rolls away in her new baby blue Bentley (courtesy of ABC). Let’s hope this sweet girl finds a good man who will treat her well! Let’s meet those eligible bache...
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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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Details About 'Bachelorette' Emily Maynard & Jef Holm's Fake Relationship Revealed

October 17th, 2012 11:33am EDT
Emily Maynard & Jef Holm
"Bachelorette" Emily Maynard's relationship with fiancé Jef Holm wasn't exactly what they portrayed it to be, according to a new report. Several sources revealed to Us Weekly that the couple recently ended their five-month engagement, but their relationship ended much earlier than that.

Back in August Emily allegedly sent explicit photos and texts to NFL pro Matt Leinart, and that's when things blew up between the couple. "She flirts with other guys to help her ego," a soure revealed. "She gets off on it. She wants to come off as this goodygoody Southern belle, but that’s not really the ca...
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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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'Bachelorette' Emily Maynard & Fiance Jef Holm Kiss & Hold Hands While Shopping In Charlotte

August 22nd, 2012 9:51am EDT
Emily Maynard & Jef Holm
Reality star Emily Maynard and her new fiance Jef Holm stopped for lunch at Dean and Deluca and then headed to Harris Tweeter to do some grocery shopping in Charlotte, North Carolina, yesterday.

"The Bachelorette" couple looked very content, smiling, holding hands and kissing while they picked up some supplies.

In July, Emily chose Jef over Arie on the ABC dating competition series. Emily had previously competed on "The Bachelor" and was chosen by Brad Womack, but their relationship fizzled.

Very few competitors on "The Bachelorette" or "The Bachelor" find lasting love. Hopefully, Emily ...
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'The Bachelorette' Emily Maynard Picks Her Man, Leaves One Brokenhearted

July 23rd, 2012 11:30am EDT
The Bachelorette Final Rose
The final episode started out with Jef & Arie meeting Emily's parents, her brother Ernie and his fiancé. Ricki joined everyone in Curacao as well. Jef met her parents first and made a good impression by bringing Emily’s mom and future sister-in-law flowers. He seemed like he was comfortable with them and wasn’t afraid to express how deeply he felt for Emily. He met with her mom first, then her brother and lastly her dad. Emily’s brother was probably the toughest out of everyone but he seemed to like Jef and Jef ended up asking her dad for her hand in marriage and he said yes. Next up, was A...
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Check Out ABC's 'The Bachelorette' After Party Tonight

July 22nd, 2012 7:51am EDT
The Bachelorette
A special installment of the newly developed ABC.com web series "After Party" will be featured this Sunday, July 22 at ABC.com/TheBachelorette immediately following the special live episode of "The Bachelorette: After the Final Rose" (10:00 – 11:00 p.m. EST) on the ABC Network.

Fans can tune into the "After Party" to hear hosts and former "The Bachelor" cast dish on Emily’s decision, their favorite moments of the night and what shocked and surprised them most. And of course, Emily will pop by to talk about her journey to find love.

On "The Bachelorette: After the Final Rose" emotions ru...
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'The Bachelorette': Emily Confronts Rejected Bachelors As 'The Men Tell All'

July 17th, 2012 11:04am EDT
the Bachelorette - Men Tell All
Emily sits down with Chris Harrison tonight and confronts all the men she let go in the past but all we can think about is, where did our sweet Emily go? She looks like a completely different and plastic version of that sweet southern belle we met on Brad’s season. It’s sad that television and celebrity can really get to someone and change them so deeply. Anyways, back to our sweet Barbie and her suitors.

As Emily sits down with Chris to talk about the former bachelors on her season, we reminisce about Ryan, Kalon and Doug. The uncomfortable moments we have tried to push out of our heads l...
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'The Bachelorette' Recap: An Emotional Emily Selects Her Final Two

July 10th, 2012 1:03pm EDT
'The Bachelorette' Emily Maynard
The guys and Emily travel to Curacao where she is heartbroken to think she will eventually hurt these guys. After meeting all their families, she said she loved each one and now her feelings are so intense for the guys left: Sean, Arie, and Jef. Taking it back to the beginning of the season, she recaps the things she likes most about each man - Sean gives her butterflies and gets her excited for their future. Jef is sweet with a quirky sense of humor, and Arie and her connection was immediate. She's been waiting to get to this point with the guys and never imagined she would be feeling this...
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'The Bachelorette' Week 8: Emily Hits The Road For Final Four Hometown Dates

July 3rd, 2012 10:12am EDT
The Bachelorette Week 8
This week Emily heads home with the four remaining men to visit their families, and we know that it is about to get juicy. We are thrown for a loop as to who she is going to fall for because Jef, Arie, Sean and Chris are all so different. We’ve got the free spirited Entrepreneur, the race car driver, the Ken doll and the softie who had to have the last word in the previous episode. We are very excited to see how their families react to Emily and just how comfortable she is around her future in-laws. So far, all the men are in love with her- now it’s time to meet the parents and see if they ...
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'The Bachelorette': Emily Confronts Arie In Prague -- Does He Make The Final Four?

June 26th, 2012 9:58am EDT
The Bachelorette
Emily and her six remaining men are headed to Prague, Czech Republic this week, the week before she will pick the lucky four bachelors who will show her around their hometowns. What’s in store for us this week, Chris Harrison? Three one-on-one dates where no roses will be given out, and a group date with one rose up for grabs. The first date card goes to Arie and the two will be ‘Czeching’ out Prague together- Bah Dum Ching! They seem like they are a newlywed couple on their honeymoon strolling through the streets of Prague hand in hand, until Emily mentions that she knows a big secret abou...
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'The Bachelorette' London Calling: Emily Weeds Out Some Bachelor Baggage

June 12th, 2012 10:06am EDT
'The Bachelorette' London Calling
Emily and her men head to London this week to show their romantic side through Shakespeare and to prove to her they are bloody worth it. Ricki and her mom are having the time of her life as they sightsee around London on a double decker bus. The remaining ten men meet up with Chris Harrison as he reminds them that one of them will become her husband…so much pressure!

The first one on one date goes to Sean as “love takes no prisoners.” As the jealous men sit at home in their suite, Sean heads out to meet Emily for their date. The two will be touring London on their own double decker bus- le...
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'Bachelorette' Suitor Calls Emily Maynard's Daughter 'Baggage'

June 11th, 2012 2:32pm EDT
Emily Maynard
It's hard being a single mom, and "Bachelorette" beauty Emily Maynard had to deal with some unfavorable words about her daughter during the show.

On a group date, single dad Doug told Emily that one of the suitors viewed her daughter as "baggage."

Contestant Sean Lowe recently told People magazine he commended Doug for revealing the gossip. "(Doug) knows what it's like to raise and protect a child and felt it was his place to step in and try to protect Emily. My hat's off to him."

How did Emily respond to the news? Like any other mama bear protecting her cub. She threatened physical har...
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'The Bachelorette' And Crew Head To Bermuda In Quest For Emily's Love

June 5th, 2012 12:49pm EDT
The Bachelorette
This week the crew heads to Bermuda and the men seem on edge and irritable in their quest for Emily’s love. Not only will there be a group date and a few one on one dates, but there will be a two on one date too- oooh kinky! Emily’s daughter Ricki gets to join her mom in Bermuda for a fun filled vacation and Emily is already talking about the next time she comes here with her husband and a baby stroller…slow down, lady!

The men pull up to the hotel on scooters- with helmets, of course. Safety first! The first one on one date card goes to Doug and we aren’t shocked. Alejandro cries that he ...
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'The Bachelorette' Review: Emily Visits Dollywood And Gives Packing Orders To Three Bachelors

May 29th, 2012 10:15am EDT
The Bachelorette
This week kicks off with a little breakfast in bed for Emily from her mom as the remaining sixteen contenders get handed a date card by Chris Harrison. And the date card goes to Chris who will be headed on a “steady climb” with Emily. After a brisk walk through downtown Charlotte, she makes him work for his dinner, which is waiting for them at the top of the building they must climb- hope he’s hungry! As the get halfway up, the weather starts to change and it starts to thunder and lightning. Emily gets a little anxious and Chris stops to assure her that things are going to be okay- he defin...
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'The Bachelorette': Emily Maynard Not Messing Around In Her Quest For Love

May 22nd, 2012 3:02pm EDT
'The Bachelorette' Emily Maynard
This week, Emily starts off with a pep talk from her mom and her close friends as she preps for the one on one dates that are coming up this week. The remaining nineteen men will be picked by Emily for either a group date or a one on one date and if they don’t get a rose- they get the boot. Chris brings out the first date card and it goes to Ryan, the jock from Georgia.

As the other men in the “frat house from hell, on steroids” play football by the pool as they sip on beer, Emily comes in and takes Ryan’s hand and leads him on their way to their dream date- unloading groceries from her SU...
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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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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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Black & White Dress Battle: Michelle Williams Vs. Ali Fedotowsky

February 25th, 2012 8:00am EST
Michelle Williams & Ali Fedotowsky
Oscar nominee Michelle Williams and "Bachelorette" star Ali Fedotowsky wore nearly identical dresses earlier this week; fortunately the ladies avoided any awkwardness by attending different events.

"My Week With Marilyn" star Michelle wore her version to the "Oscar Wilde: Honoring The Irish In Film" pre-Academy Awards event on Thursday. She paired the dress with black pumps and a matching Nancy Gonzalez crocodile box clutch.

Ali attended the QVC Buzz on the Red Carpet Oscar Party at the Four Seasons Hotel in Los Angeles. She jazzed up her ensemble with strappy orange shoes and a yellow cl...
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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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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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Join Lauren Conrad, J-Woww and Others In Burlington Coat Factory's Warm Coats & Warm Hearts Drive

December 7th, 2011 3:00pm EST
Lauren Conrad
This year, celebs from J-Woww to Lauren Conrad and Ty Pennington to Jillian Harris, have all been helping out Burlington Coat Factory’s Warm Coats and Warm Hearts Drive. They’ve tweeted images of themselves donating coats and holding up “giving” signs to encourage consumers to drop off a gently used coat at any nearby Burlington store. All coats will then be donated locally to those in need.

So, what are you waiting for? Look through your closets and help those in need this holiday season!
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'Bachelorette' Break-up: Why Ali Fedotowsky Left Roberto Martinez

December 4th, 2011 9:00am EST
Ali Fedotowsky PEOPLE
After an 18-month engagement filled with fighting over everything from their wedding date to their weekend plans, former Bachelorette Ali Fedotowsky reveals exclusively to through (many) tears in her first interview since the split, just days after moving out of their San Diego apartment. "We definitely had been having problems. But I had always believed that we could work it out." For his part, Roberto, 28, "kept believing and hoping that they'd find a way," says a source. "He's still in shock that it's really over."

To fans of the show, the bubbly, athletic blonde and her tall, dark and...
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