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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?

While the Bachelor Pad star Vienna Girardi has managed to turn most of her fellow contestants against her ex-fiance Jake Pavelka, the show host Chris Harrison is now speaking out against her, accusing her of playing the victim.

In an all new interview with TV Guide, Chris talks Vienna and her unsuccessful attempt to stage a walkout on the show, while also discussing Kasey’s control of the game, plus Gia and Ames’ exits. Excerpts from Chris’ interview below -

Were you taken aback by Vienna claiming that the show was “cheating?”
Harrison:
You can play the victim all you want … but if you’re going to start accusing the show I’m not going to stand for it. Who’s keeping you here? .That’s why when she said that, I said, “If you don’t like it, then leave.” Literally, she was trying to have this coup d’etat and stage a walkout. … it’s not the last temper tantrum that a houseguest will have this season.

Are you surprised she still refuses to speak to Jake?
Harrison:
I’m surprised overall that she just won’t let it go and she just won’t bury the hatchet. In her defense, I think she’s acting out of emotion, and I don’t think she’s taking under consideration the public perception of her. She has to realize she’s on a show and even if you don’t want this closure with Jake, when he comes up to you five times and you diss him like that, it’s going to be perceived pretty badly.

What about Kasey’s game moves this week?
Harrison: It’s impressive how he’s the Godfather of the house right now. It’s funny how Vienna thinks she’s really a part of it too, but she’s really not. She doesn’t realize how much Kasey is really the one in control of this game, at least up until this point. He’s played it beautifully, I have to say.

Did you expect Gia to leave the show?
Harrison: That got out of hand so quickly and I have no idea how she went from zero to I’m leaving. She got caught … trying to strategize and break up Kasey and Vienna, and then when Graham and Kasey played the game better than her, she got pissed, upset, her feelings got hurt and she left. I think it was more, “I’m about to be voted out so instead of losing, I quit.”

How incredible was Ames’ exit?
Harrison: That was one of the greatest moves I’ve seen in Bachelor history. Ames showed that, “I don’t need this, it’s not going to change my life that much, but leaving here with my dignity and with my love is more important.” It was a storybook moment only Ames [could do], it was a beautiful moment and funny to see the cast applauding.

And tonight on ABC, a new episode of the Bachelor Pad airs. On the new episode, the guys and gals face a synchronized-swimming challenge, Jake finds (and Kasey and Vienna lose) allies. Meanwhile, Melissa gets mad at Blake, and the formerly affianced Michael and Holly share what might be a defining moment in their relationship. It airs at 8/7c.

TELL US – THOUGHTS ON CHRIS’ INTERVIEW? DO YOU THINK VIENNA’S PLAYING THE VICTIM? DO YOU THINK JAKE’S A GOOD GUY?

Ben Flajnik

It seems losing the Bachelorette might have been the best thing to ever happen to Ben Flajnik!

First Ben went out on a date with Jennifer Love Hewitt just days after the Bachelorette finale (she revealed her crush on him via twitter) and now a new report is stating Ben has become the front runner to be the next Bachelor! The others being considered for the gig include Ames Brown and Ryan Park.

“Everyone wants [Ben] to find the woman of his dreams,” an insider told UsWeekly. Ashley Hebert, 27, was reportedly the first woman Ben really opened up to since the death of his father in 2006. “He loved Ashley,” says a source.

Even show host Chris Harrison agrees than Ben deserves a chance to find Mrs. Right. “Our fans would love to see him as the Bachelor,” he said. “He’d be great.”

Even better for Ben, he has the fans of the show on his side! In a poll conducted by UsWeekly, 53 percent of voters wanted Ben to be the next Bachelor, while 27 percent voted for Ames and 20 percent for Ryan.

And in other Bachelor news we hope never comes to light, former/most hated Bachelor ever Jake Pavelka revealed yesterday that he would be open to doing the Bachelor once again! Wowzers.

Jake, who’s first stint on the show ended in a pretty disastrous break up, revealed he wouldn’t mind becoming the Bachelor again though “but not right away.” The Famewhore Pilot, who is currently starring on two reality shows, adds that “the show works,” and even though his relationship with Vienna Girardi, 25, “didn’t work out,” that didn’t mean he didn’t find love.

TELL US – DO YOU WANT BEN TO BE THE NEXT BACHELOR? DO YOU WANT TO SEE JAKE AS THE BACHELOR AGAIN?

Emily Maynard, Brad Womack

Days after Emily Maynard’s sit down ‘break up’ interview aired on ABC, a new report is now stating Brad Womack wants her back!

According to the latest issue of UsWeekly magazine, former Bachelor Brad is still hoping he can win back his ex-fiance Emily and has been totally distraught since the split.

A source reveals Brad, 38, continues to drunk-dial Emily, 25. “When they weren’t together, Brad would drunk-dial Emily and cry,” says the source. A friend also reveals that Brad would be crushed if Emily went on to become the Bachelorette as reported. “It would kill him,” says the friend.

Brad’s ex Laurel Kagay has said on numerous occasions that her relationship with Brad was very unhealthy. Laurel stated Brad had a scary temper and would continuously break up with her only to beg her to take him back days later. Perhaps Brad was doing the same thing with Emily and she got fed up.

As for the reason Brad did not participate in the interview with Emily, sources reveal he was simply too distressed over the break up. Other sources add that Brad also declined the invite because he did not want another Jake and Vienna situation. Probably the smartest decision he’s made in decades.

As for those reports stating Emily will be the next Bachelorette, host Chris Harrison admits that while Emily’s name has been tossed around, it is far from a done deal.

“It’s obviously been bantered about,” Chris tells Access Hollywood. “We’re not idiots, we talked about it, of course, but it hadn’t even been broached to her. It is way too soon.” Chris also adds that it is simply way too early to pick a Bachelorette as production on the new season will not begin for at least 6 months.

“It is way too early, way too presumptuous of anybody to say she’s The Bachelorette,” say Chris adding, “We would never pigeonhole ourselves … this early.”

TELL US – SHOULD EMILY GET BACK TOGETHER WITH BRAD?

Emily Maynard’s sit down interview about her break up with Brad Womack will finally air tonight on ABC during the new Bachelorette episode.

In a preview clip released by the network, the former Bachelor winner opens up and discusses her struggle to trust again two months after her split from Brad.

“Right now I just want to focus on being a mom, and not have to worry about you know, somebody is in the bushes taking pictures or if something I tell a girlfriend is going to end up in the magazine the next day, not knowing who to trust,” Emily tells host Chris Harrison in the preview below.

Emily adds, “It’s been really hard on me. You don’t know who to turn to so you end up staying by yourself and that makes you even more sad.”

While Emily reveals her focus now is on her 6-year-old daughter Ricki, other sources state she has a desire to be the next Bachelorette because she wants to be famous. In fact UsWeekly reported last week that Emily is very close to inking a deal with ABC.

Brad declined to sit for the interview with Emily but did tell PEOPLE magazine he takes full responsibility for the demise of their relationship. The new Bachelorette episode airs tonight on ABC at 8/7c.

TELL US – THOUGHTS ON EMILY’S INTERVIEW? ARE YOU OVER THIS BREAK UP?

Bachelorette Ashley

Poor Ashley Hebert…she’s looking for love on the Bachelorette but can’t seem to catch a break. We have watched the train wreck that is Bentley Williams all but derail her quest to find her Prince Charming, and then a report came out stating the man she chose aka her fiance is a womanizer.

So are the remaining suitors as perfect as they seem? On the most recent episode, Ames Brown, the Manhattan financier who seems shy yet smooth, gains flirty points with Ashley for a lame make-out session in an elevator. He is also riding on his sympathy points from two episodes ago when he got a concussion during a round of Thai boxing. I don’t know about you, but I think that had Ames not gone to the hospital, he wouldn’t have been around this week for me to blog about on Reality Tea.

As skeletons of the final guys come running out of their closets, those closest to them are quick to send their warnings to Ashley…all out of the goodness of their hearts and not because they want to see themselves quoted in a tabloid. Case in point, an ex-girlfriend of Ames’ reveals to Life and Style, that while he did graduate from an Ivy League School, he’s hardly the “portfolio manager” his Bachelorette bio proclaims.

The mystery lady says, “Ames never has real jobs. He just gets degrees and travels around.” To that I say, why is that bad? He clearly has the funds to do what he wants, so what if Ashley has to spend a couple years traveling with her over-educated, under-employed world-traveling husband? I mean, besides the fact that he can’t handle a punch and seems slightly awkward in social situations, what’s the problem?

And it doesn’t end there…from the over-educated to the over-excited, people from Ryan Park’s past are coming forward to explain that over-eager solar energy executive from California (who is not well liked among his fellow cast mates, to put it nicely) is only on the show to promote himself. A source reveals, “He broke up with his girlfriend right before he went on the show because he told her he wasn’t ready to get married and didn’t feel like marriage was in his future.” Hmmm…it makes sense to do that before going on a show where you don’t win money or vacations or excessive material things, but instead you are trying to win A SPOUSE.

We’ll all have to wait and see if these accusations have a grain of truth or if some scorned ex-girlfriends are just looking for their fifteen minutes seconds of fame. Regardless, I’ll bet that Bentley is thanking his lucky stars that he won’t be the only one with sketchy motives when the guys are put in Chris Harrison’s hot seat on The Men Tell All.

The show is on hiatus tonight. It returns next week with the all new interview with Emily Maynard.

TELL US – DO YOU BELIEVE SOME OF ASHLEY’S GUYS ARE THERE FOR THE WRONG REASONS?


Finally, the ABC network is getting ready to confirm the worst kept secret ever, which is that Brad Womack and Emily Maynard have indeed broken up.

Following the airing of the Bachelor finale months ago, the couple had been plagued with break up rumors. However multiple media outlets reported the two ended things for good weeks ago.

Unfortunately for Brad, 38, and Emily, 25, they hadn’t been able to confirm the break-up publicly due to their ABC contracts that reportedly prohibits them from talking about it. That is now all about to change as Bachelor insider Reality Steve just broke the news that Emily is currently in Los Angeles getting ready to film a special with ABC to discuss the break-up.

RS adds that Brad will not be a part of the interview a la Jake & Vienna, because he declined to take part in it. The interview will take place in a closed set with host Chris Harrison during which Emily will talk about her and Brad’s relationship, revealing they have been broken up for a while now, and that she was the one who ended it with him.

Emily’s interview will air on July 11th during the last 10-15 minutes of the “Bachelorette” episode. In comparison, Jake and Vienna’s interview lasted close to 45 minutes.

TELL US – WILL YOU WATCH EMILY’S INTERVIEW? THOUGHTS ON BRAD DECLINING THE INTERVIEW?

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.

TELL US – THOUGHTS ON ASHLEY BEGGING BENTLEY TO RETURN? SHOULD ABC HAVE STEPPED IN TO WARN HER ABOUT HIM?

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