ABC released the Desiree's promo photos for the season. Nice Photoshop! She is flashing a big smile and snuggling some roses, of course. Hopefully they're been de-thorned. Desiree's season has been given the vomit-inducing slogan "Her time to dream." And she apparently has some major struggles choosing the one, of course.
"I just can't even believe I'm here. And with the support of everyone? It's just such a blessing," Desireegushed about being The Bachelorette. "I could have never imagined signing up for The Bachelor and having this opportunity. I'm just overcome with happiness."
Bad news for fans of the Bachelor Pad. The Bachelor Pad, the place where Bachelor and Bachelorette castoffs go to catch diseases 15 more minutes of fame and a second chance at love to win $250,000, will not air this summer.
Mike Fleiss, the mastermind behind all things Bachelor, nonchalantly tweeted the news. I'm kind of crushed, as Bachelor Pad is trashy summer TV at its finest, and I definitely need more of an explanation!
Reality Steve, the spoiler king behind all things Bachelor, weighed in on the issue. "Not surprised," Reality Steve tweeted. "Ratings good but didn't "fit" with ABC/Disney image."
It's no secret to any of you that I adore Bachelor host Chris Harrison. He's equal parts diplomatic, fatherly, and humorous. He doesn't mince words. He wears ties that could not be pulled off by the average gentleman. In fact, the only complaint I've ever had about Mr. Harrison was his lapse in judgment when he went out with Justin Bieber's mom (more on her later!). Chris is now speaking outSean Lowe's engagement to Catherine Giudici and ABC's pick for Desiree Hartsock for the Bachelorette.
Chris even expresses his disdain for Sean choosing to doDancing with the Stars because he believes people will perceive him as being a "famewhore" who didn't do the Bachelor for the right reasons. Remember what I said about him not mincing words? Love it! Meanwhile, The Biebs' mom Patti Mallette was live-tweeting all over the place during Monday night's broadcast…perhaps trying to pique the interest of a certain debonair host?
You have to love what constitutes a star these days…especially in the eyes of ABC execs when they are casting Dancing with the Stars. You can't really blame them though…whenLindsay Lohan turns down the show, it may be time to call it quits.
As always, rumors are swirling about who may foxtrotting across the ballroom. Some of the names being tossed around are more believable than others, and some would be pure television gold if the gossip proves to be true. Likewise, the speculation is often more exciting than the dancing itself. ABC's Bachelorette darling Emily Maynard's name has been thrown into the mix, as well as Here Comes Honey Boo Boo matriarch June Shannon. How amazing would that be?
Are you ready for some MAJOR dirt from one of the former Bachelorettes? I promise her name doesn't sound like Hey Nerd! Ali Fedotowsky was the franchise's sweetheart, first leaving Jake Pavelkaduring his season and then finding romance (and then heartbreak) with Roberto Martinez. Of course, we already know those deets…we want to hear about what goes on behind the scenes. Ali reveals that she did the hippity dippity on just one of her overnight dates, but she admits it could have happened with more than one guy if one of her favorites hadn't headed back to his girlfriend before her season's end. She also shares that one former Bachelor (try to guess who before clicking below!) used to take girls into the bathroom on group dates to test the merchandise! I think you'll also be shocked to hear who she thinks was the victim of a very bad edit. This is juicy stuff, y'all!
Oh yeah, and then there's Sean Lowe. I jest…it's just that Ali's chat has some great little nuggets! ABC has announced a new twist in the realm of Bachelor specials. Also, Sean dishes why he is choosing abstinence until marriage. I guess that's a little dirt from Sean.
Rumor has it that the guys checked out more than just films in Sundance… hey ladies… all the single ladies…
Club after club, newly single Jef was swarmed by female fans, who were begging to be noticed and requesting photos. Onlookers said Jef was "enjoying all the attention" despite only recently ending things with reboundKatianna Bear. According to Jef, the relationship had just "run its course."
When Jef was asked about Emily, he said, "Dated the sh*t out of her. We're still good friends."
What could have possibly gone wrong (again) in such a short amount of time? A source close to the Bachelorette star says that Emily feels as if Jef is more interested in fame than her, adding, "Emily put her whole heart into this relationship and is shocked at how much Jef has changed."
"Jef was supposed to come for Christmas, but Emily canceled the plans. She's done with him," the source says. "She wants nothing to do with him anymore. He's tried calling, but she hasn't answered. She was so in love with him, and he crushed her."
According RadarOnline, Emily and Jef were "getting very cozy" in Charlotte last week. Radar's source said, "Emily sat on a stool at the bar while Jef stood facing her between her legs. It was obvious they were having some sort of deep conversation, but Emily also had her arms hanging around his neck affectionately at one point."
According to the source, Jef and Emily tried to keep a low profile. As if. "I was surprised at how into each other they were acting because it was clear that they were trying to go unnoticed and didn't want attention from anyone," the source shared. "From what I could overhear, they were having a discussion about their relationship status."
Sigh. Hopefully it was a very short conversation that ended with Jef telling Emily, "Let's just be Facebook friends. I'll poke you every Tuesday night and sometimes on Saturday morning."