Bachelorette

What first appeared to be just rumors now seems like the real deal as a new report is stating Emily Maynard is very close to signing on as the next Bachelorette!

Life & Style magazine reports that Emily, former Bachelor winner and ex-fiance of Brad Womack, has officially been asked by ABC to become the next Bachelorette.

Even better, Emily, 25, is reportedly very interested in the gig! “It’s basically a done deal,” a source close to Emily reveals. “She hasn’t signed the contract yet, but she’s fully on board.”

It appears Emily, single mother to 6-year-old Ricki, has had a change of heart as she stated last summer that she didn’t want the gig following her breakup with Brad.

Life & Style states Emily is ready to find love again and ABC believes she is perfect for The Bachelorette: “Emily is America’s sweetheart,” the source adds. “Fans are going to be thrilled! Everyone loved her.”

TELL US – DO YOU WANT TO SEE EMILY BECOME THE NEXT BACHELORETTE?


Will they or won’t they… be one of the only Bachelorette couples to marry! Former Bachelorette Ashley Hebert and her fiancé JP Rosenbaum are still engaged but they have no plans to walk down the aisle just yet.

The couple spoke to US Weekly at ASPCA’s “Blessing of the Animals” in NYC this Sunday and the couple, along with their dog, Boo, confirmed they are still happy but there’s no wedding date set! “Well, I’m almost done with school. I just have a week and a half [left],” Ashley explained. “I think once that’s done I can start turning my attention elsewhere.”

The couple is still happily engaged and enjoying their time living together in NYC. “We really are best friends, [so] just being together is a lot to look forward to,” Ashley said of their relationship, adding that the couple “looks forward to building our lives together.”

JP echoed that they just “want to wait for the right time” before walking down the aisle. The right time like when ABC schedules their nuptials??

And Ashley is happy about her rejected former beau Ben Flajnik‘s turn on The Bachelor. “He’s a really good guy,” Ashley said. “We both really respect him. I hope he has better… You know, a better experience than I gave him.”

Speaking of Ben, an extended trailer for his upcoming season of The Bachelor has just been released and it promises bachelorettes at war (literally), covert activity, plenty of crying, and a very, very crazy villainess in the form of Courtney Robertson, a model from AZ who tries to seduce Ben by skinnydipping! A photo of Courtney is below.

See the trailer below! C’mon you know your secretly excited — What’s better than a reality TV trainwreck that’s all in good fun?

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SO, DO YOU THINK ASHLEY AND JP WILL ACTUALLY MAKE IT DOWN THE AISLE? ARE YOU EXCITED BY THE TRAILER FOR BEN’S SEASON OF THE BACHELOR?

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Since I know you all are heartbroken and dying to know the reasons Ali Fedotowski and Roberto Martinez ended their engagement and broke up, according to reports ABC is considering filming a breakup special with the former lovebirds.

Life & Style talked with host Chris Harrison about the canceled engagement and asked hat he thinks went wrong. “I’m sorry for Ali and Roberto, but I’m old enough and wise enough to know that these things happen,” Chris explains, adding that neither Ali or Roberto blame the show for the disintegration of their relationship. “It’s not the show, and it’s not TV, it’s life.”

As for the supposed breakup special, Chris says he’d be more than happy to film one! “I’d sit down with Ali and Roberto, but I don’t know what good it would do,” he muses. “It’s kind of like when someone says, ‘Why did you get divorced?’ It’s never really that black-and-white, and I don’t know what either one of them could offer or say that would really satisfy anybody.”

Following her breakup Ali has confessed to not knowing what to do with her life and it appears she may have some answers! OK! Magazine is reporting her days of looking for love on TV may be far from over as they are claiming she is a contender to be the next Bachelorette! Perhaps the reports that Ali is a desperate famewhore have some validity…

“The network would love to have her back,” Ali a friend tells the mag, dropping hints that Ali is interested in pulling a Brad Womack. And we all know how well that turned out!

The friend claims that Ali’s overwhelming ratings on the show have execs interested in giving her a second chance. “Her numbers were through the roof and people were really rooting for her to fall in love.” Does this “friend” think perhaps Roberto had anything to do with those high numbers?

Ali is carefully weighing her options whilst getting over her heartbreak before committing. “She hasn’t made up her mind about anything, but she also hasn’t ruled out the idea. It’s definitely been discussed,” the friend continues. “The show would love to get her to say yes.” Riiiight. Personally I think they should ask Roberto to be the next Bachelor instead!

WOULD YOU BE INTERESTED IN AN ALI & ROBERTO BREAKUP SPECIAL? DO YOU CARE? DO YOU BELIEVE THE NETWORK IS CONSIDERING ASKING ALI TO BE THE NEXT BACHELORETTE?


Bloggers beware! In today’s surprising news the producers of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette are suing the popular blogger realitysteve.com for soliciting information to be used for leaking spoilers about their hit shows!

In a lawsuit filed Tuesday in California Federal Court NZK Productions and Alternative Television, Inc — the producers of the shows — are claiming the defendant, blogger Steve Carbone (a.k.a. realitysteve) is ” attempting to have contestants breach their confidentiality pledges.” The website has leaked such high-profile information as the location of the shows, the final three, the winners, even going so far as to disclose the participants before ABC officially releases the cast list. In exchange for realitysteve contacting participants for classified gossip they want at least $75,000 in damages.

Participants in the ABC shows are required to sign contracts barring them from divulging “non-public” information about the shows. Realitysteve is accused of learning “confidential information” about the series by “contacting and soliciting information from participants, cast, crew, and other employees of the series.”

According to The Hollywood Reporter, show employees are told that they will face high penalties upwards of a million dollars for disclosing the info, but according to the suit Carbone “allegedly contacted them with knowledge they were subject to confidentiality obligations.” Supporting this claim, the producers have included an email supposedly sent by realitysteve to a Bachelor contestant on Nov 17. It reads:

“Let me just say, I’m very well aware of your contract. I also know that over 500 contestants have been on this show and not one of them has ever been sued for the $5 million. It’s just a scare tactic. Trust me. Just like they had no idea you sent me that last email, they’ll have no idea about any correspondence either. I know you’re scared and a little paranoid by it, but don’t be. Unless they are hacking your email or tapping your phone, there’s absolutely no way for them to find out.”

In exchange for providing him with information, realitysteve allegedly offered the participant $2,500 if she were willing to breach her contract. “Since you are a student, and I know you have loans up the ying-yang, I’d be willing to compensate you… I swear, this is the easiest money you’d ever make and you and I are the only two people that would know.”

The producers claim this is not an isolated incident and include several other examples of where realitysteve contacted participants and former participants for information to further his site. According to the producers realitysteve was sent more than one cease and desist letters, which were ignored, before they sought legal action against the blogger for “intentional interference with contractual relations and unfair competition and demanding at least $75,000 in damages and an injunction.”

It is interesting to note that despite the producers so-called ire that realitysteve referred to their confidentiality contracts as “scare-tactics” they are not seeking damages against any of the show participants who broke their own contracts!

Rebutting against the lawsuit realitysteve posted a “statement” about claims and insists: “I have not been served a lawsuit, nor have I even seen this lawsuit, so I have no specific comment at this time.”

Instead he posted the communication he received from the production companys’ attorneys. realitysteve’s attorney, Brad Kizzia, insists there has been “no interference” with participants’ contracts and alludes to the website seeking legal action against the plantiffs! “For your clients to sue Mr. Carbone would be unnecessary – at best a waste of the parties time and expense and at worst, an illegal slap action attempting to deny Mr. Carbone’s First Amendment rights.”

Well, this is all very interesting! And in case you weren’t aware Ben Flajnik‘s season of The Bachelor premieres next month…

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THOUGHTS? DO THE PRODUCERS HAVE A RIGHT TO SUE REALITYSTEVE FOR LEAKING SPOILERS ABOUT THEIR SHOW? SHOULD THEY BE TAKING ACTION AGAINST THE PARTICIPANTS THAT LEAK INFORMATION INSTEAD? DO YOU BELIEVE THIS A FRIVILOUS LAWSUIT TO GENERATE PUBLICITY FOR THE SHOW OR IS THAT JUST ME?


Last week we reported that Ali Fedotowsky and Roberto Martinez had officially split and called off their engagement. Well, Ali is speaking out about what went wrong in their relationship and why she decided to break things off for good!

“I wouldn’t be being truthful if I said this came out of nowhere,” Ali reveals. “We definitely had been having problems. But I had always believed that we could work it out.” Apparently the couple had a lot of conflicting ideas about life, as well as some pretty big personality differences.

Speaking to People, Ali reveals that the couple who met and became engaged on her season of The Bacherlorette were ready to wed “right away,” but started having problems almost immediately after moving in together! Shortly after announcing their relationship to the world, Ali and Roberto moved to San Diego, CA together where Roberto was starting his own insurance office. Unfortunately for Ali the move left her feeling isolated, she struggled to find a career and only managed to find part-time work as a news correspondent. So, being stalked by the paparazzi and being an ABC talking head isn’t a career? Good to know…

We were trying to establish ourselves individually,” Ali explains. “But a relationship should be solid regardless of circumstances.” Additionally, Roberto wanted Ali to be the stay-at-home wifey type instead of focusing on her own career. “Roberto seemed bothered that Ali was career-minded and had a social life,” an insider confides to the mag. “He is very old-fashioned when it comes to a woman’s places.”

Ali attempted to be who Roberto wanted her to be, but it left her feeling stifled. Aren’t these things you’re supposed to discuss, you know, before becoming engaged? “I helped him build his business, and I’d bring him lunch all of the time,” she shares. “I was so supportive of him.”

“A lot of times what I wanted to do and what he wanted to do didn’t match up,” she says, describing their opposite personalities. “One of us was always compromising with the other, or we both ended up not doing what we wanted and staying home.”

Unfortunately bringing Roberto lunch just wasn’t enough and the couple started fighting all the time. “In the past six months, he kind of lost it,” the insider adds. “He’d be really good and sweet in public, but their fights could be explosive.”

And Ali’s knee surgery was apparently the last straw in their already bumpy relationship! “It really affected us,” she reveals. “I couldn’t really be active like I wanted to be. I hit a low.”

After postponing their wedding twice to work out their issues, the problems actually increased and eventually the couple just decided to take a trial separation. Ali moved in with a friend and “at the end of the day we both realized we were unhappy more than we were happy.”

“And we both deserved more,” she adds. “I just knew that we needed to go separate ways. Something inside both of us said we still had more figuring out to do. We take marriage very seriously. It’s not something we were going to do and just hope it works out.”

Well, poor Roberto is apparently “devastated” that Ali called off their engagement! “He really thought this would last and that they’d get married,” a different source discloses.

While their chances of walking down the aisle are pretty much over, Ali is having difficulty returning the $50,000 Neil Lane engagement ring. In order to stretch custody of the pricey piece a little longer, Ali is still speaking to Roberto “daily.” Perhaps ABC is hoping they will work it out so another TV wedding can commence!

Ali has no hard feelings about appearing on the show and starting a relationship with Roberto! “I found real, true love, and I’m grateful that I had that experience,” she says tearfully. “There’s no hate. I still love him, and I always will. But what matters is how we feel, and we both knew it wasn’t right.”

Now that her time as half of a happy and surviving Bachelorette couple is over Ali has no idea what to do next! “I literally don’t even know where I want to live, never mind what I want to do.”

Hopefully she’ll figure it out! Roberto has yet to comment on the break-up, but according to his Twitter as of early November things seemed good between the couple.

THOUGHTS ON ALI’S INTERVIEW? ARE YOU SURPRISED THE COUPLE HAD SUCH DIFFICULTY MAKING THINGS WORK? DID YOU BELIEVE THEY WOULD GET MARRIED?

Days after confirming her split from fiancé Roberto Martinez, a new report now states Ali Fedotowsky is “really upset” over breaking off her engagement.

The Bachelorette couple announced their split on Monday through a rep after 18 months and three canceled wedding dates.

According to UsWeekly, Ali has already moved out of the apartment the two shared together. “She’s actually really upset right now,” says a pal of Ali. “She’s going to be laying low for a while.” Another source adds: “They haven’t been well for a long time.”

Even worse for Ali, 27, she also has to part with the $50,000 Neil Lane diamond engagement ring gifted to her by ABC Roberto, 28.

A source tells RadarOnline that Ali promptly returned the 3-carat asscher-cut ring that she received in August 2010, back to Neil Lane within 24-hours of splitting from Roberto. Yes, previous reports have stated the Bachelor(ette) couples have to return the ring if they do not wed. Ouch!

Moving on to another Bachelor(ette) couple that called it quits. After first denying they had split, Kasey Kahl is now opening up about his recent breakup with Vienna Girardi in an interview with Star magazine,

“I know she loved me, but she has chosen a different path in life, and I am not part of the plan,” reveals Kasey, 27. After nine months of dating, the pair moved out of the Beverly Hills apartment they shared together and back to their respective hometowns.

“I couldn’t move to Florida with her — it’s not the life I want,” he explains adding that fame also tore them apart. “Being in the spotlight and on the show killed us. It brought out so many raw emotions.”

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Another Bachelor relationship bites the dust.

After over a year together, Bachelorette star Ali Fedotowsky and fiancé Roberto Martinez have ended their relationship.

The couple’s rep confirms the split to PEOPLE magazine. “Ali Fedotowsky and Roberto Martinez have ended their relationship,” the rep reveals. “As they go through this difficult time, we ask that you respect the couple’s privacy.”

Ali, 27, and Roberto, 28, got engaged back in 2010 during the 6th season of the Bachelorette. All seemed to be going well for the couple until a few months ago when Ali revealed they had decided to postpone their wedding blaming their busy schedules and a thigh injury.

UsWeekly, however, reported the two were having major problems just last month. Ali is “miserable in the relationship and he is too,” a friend told the mag back then. “Their relationship has been tumultuous since day one,” added the friend stating the two “bring out the worst in each other.”

The report stated the couple’s issues stemmed from their stressful long, hectic work hours as well as big-time fights.

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TELL US – SHOULD ABC JUST GIVE UP ON THIS FRANCHISE? ARE YOU SURPRISED BY THIS BREAKUP?

DeAnna Pappas is a Bachelorette no more!

The former ABC star tied the knot over the weekend with her beau Stephen Stagliano! And if Stephen looks familiar, it’s because his twin brother Michael Stagliano recently starred on The Bachelor Pad.

According to UsWeekly, DeAnna, 29, wed Stephen on Saturday in the Serenbe community of Palmetto, GA.

“We’re so ecstatic to be husband and wife and we’re thrilled to be sharing this day with all our family and friends,” the couple told UsWeekly.

Stephen, a high school teacher, proposed to DeAnna back in May 2010 with a 2.12-carat white-gold ring.

DeAnna starred on the Bachelorette season 4 back in 2008. She and Stephen met in 2009 months after DeAnna called off her engagement to her then fiance/winner of her Bachelorette season Jesse Csincsak. Congrats to the happy couple!

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