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If you thought you had seen the last of major d-bag Bentley Williams on The Bachelorette, you thought wrong.

According to reports, Bentley will be back on the show. The reason? Because Ashley Hebert wanted him back and had producers of the show call him everyday for two weeks to beg him to return. Wowzers. “Ashley wanted a second chance with Bentley, so she begged producers to get him on the phone and get him on a plane out to see her,” a Bachelorette insider tells Life & Style. “She couldn’t stop thinking about him after he left her.”

Host Chris Harrison also confirms Bentley does indeed return to the show in a later episode. It gets even worse as Bentley ended up rejecting Ashley again upon his return. A friend states he didn’t have a change of heart and only wanted a free vacation. “He’s never been to Hong Kong,” the friend notes.

And some fans of the ABC show have wondered why Chris and the producers never stepped in to warn Ashley about Bentley, when it came to his comments about her in his interviews (aka Ashley’s an ugly ducking and he’s not attracted to her). Well other than the obvious reason of it brings in ratings, host Chris claims it’s because they didn’t want to interfere with Ashley’s process.

“If you have information about a guy before he even gets out of the limo, that’s beyond a red flag. We gave her the option and said, “You don’t have to meet this guy. We can pull him.” We justify everything by giving Ashley the power. It was her job to say no,” said Chris to PEOPLE. “We don’t step in and say, “That’s the wrong decision.” We never do. She was privy to some of the information. I had many conversations with her about this and so did the producers but she defended him every step of the way. She never heeded any of the warning signs.”

Chris does make a valid point as Ashley was definitely warned beforehand that Bentley was only on the show to promote his business. Chris also goes on to add that perhaps the show would have stepped in had Bentley remained on much longer. Right. “We were only two weeks in and … I don’t know what steps we would have taken if this had gone on any longer or if we would have finally just shown her his interviews,” said Chris.

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Following Bentley Williams’ ousting on last night’s episode of the Bachelorette, Ashley Hebert is now opening up on her feelings of “betrayal and embarrassment.”

And unfortunately for Ashley, she did not even get the chance to send Bentley packing as the douchebag simply decided to quit on his own after Ashley confronted him on possibly being there for the wrong reasons.

“I don’t want to stay here. I’ve been saying from the beginning she’s not my type,” said Bentley after lying to Ashley that he had to leave to go be with his 2-year-old daughter Cozy (yes he named his daughter Cozy). “The guys know I’m a frontrunner, but none of them have any idea that I don’t care about Ashley. I had the opportunity and I played everyone,” he later added.

Today, Ashley is speaking out on watching Bentley’s words and actions on the last three episodes of the show. “Throughout the first two episodes, I was very surprised by the things he said, but a part of me still looked for the good in him, and wanted to, once again, give him the benefit of the doubt,” said Ashley in her PEOPLE blog. “After watching this episode, I can’t help but feel betrayed, lied to, and made a fool of. I know many people wonder why I kept him around after the warning I got.”

Ashley goes on to explain why she kept him around for so long. “People may speculate I was attracted to the “bad boy,” or maybe they thought I wanted what I couldn’t have. The truth is that I always look for the good in people, and I saw that in him,” said Ashley. “I only knew what he showed me, and I felt it to be real at the time. I can tell you that from the bottom of my heart, I don’t remember ever feeling this depth of hurt and embarrassment. Unfortunately, it’s not the last you will see of Bentley.”

TELL US – IS BENTLEY THE MOST AWFUL HUMAN BEING BACHELOR(ETTE) CONTESTANT EVER? DOES ASHLEY HAVE LOW SELF-ESTEEM BAD JUDGEMENT WHEN IT COMES TO GUYS?


The Bachelor(ette) franchises have brought us some major villains over the years – example Wes Hayden, Rozlyn Papa, and Michelle Money – but it seems this season’s Bentley Williams without a doubt takes the cake.

On last night’s episode of the Bachelorette, Bentley showed no mercy in repeatedly bashing the poor Ashley Hebert behind her back. Oddly enough, Ashley revealed on the show’s season premiere that a former cast member had warned her Bentley was only there for the cameras, but of course she still decided to give him a shot.

Bentley, a 28-year-old single dad, started the nastiness last week when he revealed he had hoped Emily Maynard would be the Bachelorette. He then added that Ashley wasn’t his type. I’m sure Emily’s flattered.

And last night in Las Vegas, he had more ugly comments about Ashley. “She has a great body, amazing butt, rocking legs,” said Bentley. “The competition makes it exciting… and that’s the extent in terms of my interest. You know, I mean, she’s just not my type.” We heard you the first time jerk-off.

It got even worse as Bentley then decided to play mind games with Ashley during their one on one time, threatening to leave the show to go be with his daughter. Ashley unfortunately begged him to stay. “If you feel something for me, please stay, because I feel something for you,” begged Ashley. “If you feel something for me, please, please, please stick around. Please, please, please.”

Bentley had some more choice words after getting a rose on his group date. “It comes down to the fact that I get competitive about every thing,” he said. “I’d rather be swimming in pee than planning a wedding with her.” Wowzers.

This morning, poor Ashley is now speaking out on Bentley’s words and actions. Below is the excerpt from Ashley’s latest blog with PEOPLE –

“In closing, I want to say that I learn so much about these men from watching the episodes – the good, the bad and the ugly. The most important thing I told myself from the start was that I would always be open with the way I feel, even if there was the potential to be hurt. I said that I wouldn’t want to look back with regrets. Even as I cringe through some of the things that Bentley said throughout filming, I wouldn’t change the way I was, because in that moment it was the way I felt. Everyone is responsible for their own honesty and accountability – and if he wasn’t willing to give me at least that, he is in the wrong. No regrets!”

And it seems next week, we will get more ugliness from Bentley. Here’s to hoping Ashley sees the light sooner than later.

TELL US – THOUGHTS ON BENTLEY AND LAST NIGHT’S EPISODE? IS HE THE WORST BACHELOR VILLAIN EVER?

Ready or not, the latest season of The Bachelorette with Ashley Hebert premieres tonight on the ABC network.

The 27-year-old dental student is back and ready to find love again after being dumped by Brad Womack on the last season of the Bachelor. Ashley should have no problem picking up the pieces with over 25 suitors vying for her love!

CLICK HERE TO SEE PHOTOS & BIOS OF THE 25 CONTESTANTS!

On the debut episode tonight, Ashley opens up to host Chris Harrison about her insecurities when she reveals her fear that the men will be disappointed when they learn she is the Bachelorette. Ashley also reveals she is already familiar with one of the contestants – Bentley Williams – whom a former “Bachelor” cast member has warned her is there for the wrong reasons.

And now that filming is complete, the important question is did Ashley find love? “All those questions are things you’ll have to tune in to find out,” was Ashley’s coy reply during a conference call with the press last week. “I will say I’m happy with the way things turned out with me, but you’ll have to tune in and see the rollercoaster,” she added.

Ashley also reveals the entire process was more difficult than she expected. “Going into it, I knew I would have a whole other set of hard times but I didn’t expect it to be as difficult as it was. I definitely learned a lot about myself. I guess I prefer to be on this side but it was not easy at times, that’s for sure,” she said.

As for her ex Brad, Ashley makes it clear she has definitely moved on from him. “I think Brad is a great guy but we both needed different things in our life,” said Ashley.  She continued, “And especially after meeting all these men, I realized how Brad wasn’t the best fit for me and I wasn’t the best fit for Brad.”

The Bachelorette premieres tonight at 9/8c before moving to its regular timeslot of 8/7c.

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With just two weeks until the new season of The Bachelorette debuts, ABC has now released the photos of the 25 contestants vying for the love of Ashley Hebert!

The new season will feature extraordinary trips around the world, a private concert by hit pop singer Colbie Caillat, a bachelor Las Vegas competition featuring “Jabbawockeez,” a flash mob hip hop routine and a concert by Far East Movement, and the first Bachelorette roast ever, headlined by roastmaster general Jeffrey Ross.

Host Chris Harrison also returns this season. The two hour season premiere will air on ABC Monday, May 23 at 9/8c.

 

Ames BrownAmes Brown, Age: 31 Occupation: Portfolio Manager
Hometown: New York, NY
What is your most embarrassing moment? I had a teacher walk in on me while I was hooking up in boarding school.

 

Anthony SantucciAnthony Santucci, Age: 28 Occupation: Butcher
Hometown: Saddle River, NJ
What are your three best attributes? Being loyal. Being entertaining, Taking care of business.
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Ashley Herbert returns to television on May 23 to find love once again.

Following her rejection by Brad Womack on his most recent season of the Bachelor, Ashley, 27, was chosen to be the next Bachelorette, you know, after Brad’s runner-up and ABC’s first choice Chantal O’Brien declined the offer.

On the season premiere, the drama begins right away when Ashley reveals she already knows one of the men – Bentley – someone a former “Bachelor” cast member has warned her is there for the wrong reasons. Meanwhile, former baseball player Nick will try to woo Ashley with a love poem, while liquor distributor Tim will drink away his stress. Ashley will then eliminate seven men, with the remaining 18 moving on in the competition.

Ashley’s hunt for Mr. Right will take place during some of the most romantic and adventurous dates ever, with exciting surprises in store for her bachelors as they travel around the globe for intimate dates in Hollywood, Las Vegas, Thailand, Hong Kong and the Fiji Islands.

Below is the full list of the 25 bachelors!

Ames Brown, 31, a portfolio manager from New York, N.Y.
Anthony Santucci, 28, a butcher from Wyckoff, N.J.
Ben Castoriano, 28, a lawyer from New Orleans, La.
Ben Flajnik, 28, a winemaker from Sonoma, Calif.
Bentley Williams, 28, a businessman from Salt Lake City, Utah
Blake Julian, 27, a dentist from Greenville, S.C.
Chris Drish, 25, a sports marketing coordinator from Chicago, Ill.
Chris M., 27, a construction company CEO from Edmonton, Canada
Constantine Tzortzis, 30, a restaurant owner from Atlanta, Ga.
Frank Carpenter, 29, a college admissions director from Murfreesboro, Tenn.
Jeff, 35, an entrepreneur from St. Louis, Mo.
Jon Ellsworth, 26, an e-commerce executive from Vancouver, Wash.
J.P., 34, a construction manager from New York, N.Y.
Lucas Daniels, 30, an oilfield equipment distributor from Odessa, Texas
Matt, 28, an office supply salesman from Bridgewater, Mass.
Mike Burns, 29, a technology salesman from San Diego, Calif.
Ryan “Mickey” McLean, 31, a chef from Cleveland, Ohio
Nick Peterson, 26, a personal trainer from Tampa, Fla.
Rob Dahm, 27, a technology executive from Monroe, Mich.
Ryan M., 27, a construction estimator from Royal Oak, Mich.
Ryan Park, 31, a solar energy executive from Corona Del Mar, Calif.
Stephen D’Amico, 27, a hairstylist from Manhattan Beach, Calif.
Tim, 35, a liquor distributor from Long Beach, N.Y.
West Lee, 30, a lawyer from Chapin, S.C.
William “Will” Holman, 30, a cellular phone salesman from Galloway, Ohio

The Bachelorette premieres Monday, May 23 at 9/8c on ABC.

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UPDATE – A preview commercial for the new season is below.

A day after a report came out stating they might have broken up for good, engaged Bachelor couple Brad Womack and Emily Maynard are now denying the split rumors.

The duo released a statement yesterday admitting that while things have been bumpy at times, they are still in love and dedicated to one another.

“At long last, Emily and I can be open to the world and each other about our relationship. Though we are madly in love, it has been a bumpy couple of months for us and our priority right now is to focus on our relationship,” said Brad, 38, and Emily, 25. “We hope that you can respect our privacy as we return to normalcy and begin our off-screen lives together,” they added in the statement.

Meanwhile, Bachelor host Chris Harrison appeared on the Ryan Seacrest radio show yesterday morning during which he revealed Brad and Emily have broken up more than once before. “They actually broke up a couple of times. They both are incredibly stubborn, they’re very much alike and neither one of them give. And they’ve had some knock-down drag out fights,” said Chris.

Brad and Emily also grace the latest cover of PEOPLE magazine, out tomorrow, opening up about their relationship to the mag.

“I’m so happily engaged. I’ve never been happier, I promise you that,” Brad tells PEOPLE. “The hardest part is behind us,” adds Emily. “I feel pretty confident if we can make it through [the past three months], we can make it through.”

The mag also teases that Brad and Emily might be trying to have a baby despite their bumpy relationship thus far.

And finally, despite the not so positive response from fans of the show, ABC is moving full speed ahead with Ashley Hebert as their next Bachelorette. The network in fact released some new promo images of Ashley, 26. Those photos are below!

The Bachelorette premieres May 23 on ABC.

The Bachelor finale aired last night with a happy ending as Brad Womack proposed to his final pick Emily Maynard and she accepted!

However, immediately following the show, we discovered there was already trouble in paradise for the engaged couple. Unlike the previous couples who came on the After The Final Rose special and pretended stated all was perfect in their relationship, Emily, 24, and Brad, 38, displayed some refreshing honesty by admitting they have had some troubles.

They both shockingly revealed they had even broken up once and canceled a planned wedding. The two however stated they are now committed to making things work.

Fast forward to today and sources tell Popeater the two have broken up for good due to Emily’s insecurities. “Emily is so insecure, she just isn’t cut out for all the fame and attention her relationship is under,” a show insider reveals. “The six weeks of shooting the show in paradise was easy, away from prying eyes and photographers, but since they both returned to their normal lives things have been a disaster.”

The sources claim Emily has simply had a tough time adjusting to life after the show with Brad. One of the sources adds that they “would love to say they are going to make it, but they won’t. After we taped the ‘After the Rose,’ it was clear to everyone that this one was not going to work.”

In other news, Ashley Hebert was officially announced as the next Bachelorette last night to the disappointment of many fans, who simply believe she is too boring for the job. “I’ve been single for almost four years,” said Ashley. “I’m excited — I’m making up for lost time.” Ashley’s season of the Bachelorette airs May 23 on ABC.

And finally, it seems former Bachelor “winner” Vienna Girardi has found love again… With a former Bachelorette contestant as she is now dating Kasey Kahl, you know, the crazypants hopeless romantic from Ali Fedotowsky’s season. Yep, the two have been dating for a couple of weeks now and photos of the two lovebirds are below.

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