It’s your daily dose of Bachelorette with a heaping side of Harrison…add some Bachelor Pad for dessert sprinkled with just the right amount of hook ups, implants, and shame. Let’s dig in, shall we?
The always lovely and good-natured Chris Harrison, host of all three train wrecks love quests, opened up to The Huffington Post about his favorite couples through the years. He reveals, “Trista and Ryan [Sutter] were just lightning in a bottle. I don’t know if we’ll ever capture anything like that again. That one will always stand out.” The couple was the first of the franchise to actually wed (on television, of course), and now they have two children together.
Another of Chris’ favorite love birds were our current Bachelorette Emily Maynard and two-time BachelorBrad Womack. He tells the site, “I felt like the two of them were meant to be and it was gonna work. When they broke up, I was really sad.” Well, you certainly know if you’re tuning into this season that Em has stolen Chris Harrison’s heart along with those of her suitors.
“Everybody’s had this appetite for her,” Chris continues. “She’s so contagious. You just want to care for her, you want to root for her, you want her to do well, and that really makes for a perfect Bachelorette. When her name came up [to be the next Bachelorette], we started bantering about and it was a unanimous home run. It’s very rare that it’s unanimous.”
With the Bachelorette premiering in less than a week, everyone (that may be a stretch), including me, is wondering what to expect from mild-mannered single mom Emily Maynard. She infamously turned down being the Bachelorette (much to Bentley Williams’ chagrin) after first being approached, explaining she wanted to live out of the limelight with young daughter Ricki. However, the rose veteran and former “winner” of Brad Womack’s (second) season, has since done a one-eighty, agreeing to let twenty-five cheesy eligible bachelors vie for her hand in marriage on the show’s eighth season.
Realitytvworld.com has the skinny on her latest print interview in the upcoming PEOPLE magazine. Emily talks of finding love, little Ricki, and those ever-present hot tub scenes the ABC franchise loves to exploit.
The newest Bachelorette tells the magazine, “I don’t want to be kissing every guy. I want to still be a lady. I’m a mom first,” adding, “I’m hoping the hot tubs have been completely phased out.”
Emily also doesn’t want date time to ever interfere with daughter time. While Ricki has been traveling with mom throughout the season, she has spent a lot of time hanging out with her grandparents and a nanny, and, according to Emily, loving every minute of it. Emily reveals, “[The show] has been so good at making sure there’s time scheduled for the two of us.”
In what has been described as somewhat of a dark season, all thanks to the black widowCourtney Robertson, the Bachelorseason 16 ended last night with an engagement!
Yes Ben Flajnik, 29, did indeed propose to Courtney, 28, as expected, and much to the dismay of may fans. In fact, Courtney found herself on the receiving end of some boos when she took the stage for the After The Final Rose special.
So what’s the latest with the couple? Well, it appears they are still together for the time being, and trying to make things work. The engaged couple was brutally honest during the March 3 taping of the ATFR, during which Ben revealed that he did dump Courtney in early February over not being able to deal with the backlash.
There were times “I didn’t leave the house, I just laid there and I cried,” revealed a somber Courtney over being dumped, adding that trust is very important to her.
Ben, who vehemently swore on his father’s grave and denied cheating — despite the photos and reports that say other wise — then apologized to Courtney and vowed to be there for her through thick and thin. “It hasn’t been an easy ride,” Ben said. “I want to apologize to her, in front of everyone, for not standing by you throughout this entire journey…I messed up in that regard, as an engaged couple and as the man, I feel I should have stayed with you the entire way instead of taking steps back and taking time apart.”
The apology seemed to work as Courtney added, “I know how I feel about him, and that I love him. I’m not ready to just turn my back on him. So…I’m willing to try.”
Ben and Courtney are expected to grace tomorrow’s over of PEOPLE magazine. I must say, I actually found myself feeling bad for Courtney last night. I know she was this awful villain, but she does seem to truly love Ben, plus Ben chose her despite all the warnings from others, and should have therefore stuck by her through the hard times. I can’t imagine the two would ever be able to build complete trust again, especially in light of the cheating scandal.
Moving on to the forgotten runner up, Lindzi Cox, who managed to keep her dignity intact when she told Ben to call her in case things didn’t work with Courtney.
Appearing on Good Morning America today, Lindzi seemed to be in a much happier place, even wishing Courtney and Ben the best. “At the end of the day, yeah maybe it was tough for a little bit, but he made a decision, it was what’s best for him, and I respect that,” said Lindzi, 27. “I wish him nothing but the best.”
As for why she failed to appear on the AFTR special, Lindzi stated that Ben and Courtney simply had more important issues to hash out than her need for closure. “Ben and Courtney came out and it was a pretty emotional go they had. I think it was tough for them. I’m in a good place. I don’t really need my closure,” Cox said. “I think Ben has bigger things to worry about, so we just decided that I’d play another day.”
Meanwhile, ABC announced that a new season of the Bachelor Padis under way. Even better, similar to the past MTV Read World/Road Rules challenges, the network will now allow fans to try out for the series!
A slot is being kept open for one fan on the series to compete for the $250,000 prize! Those with the “charm, wit and personality to find love or money” on Bachelor Pad 3 can apply by clicking here.
And finally, Emily Maynard’s season of the Bacheloretteis also coming soon! ABC revealed the new season will debut on Monday, May 14. Filming is reportedly slated to begin on Wednesday in North Carolina.
TELL US – THOUGHTS ON THE BACHELOR FINALE? DO BEN & COURTNEY STAND A CHANCE? DO YOU FEEL BAD FOR COURTNEY OR BEN? WILL YOU BE TRYING OUT FOR THE BACHELOR PAD 3?
As we reported last Thursday, the latest issue of UsWeekly magazine revealed Ben had cheated on his fiancé from the show, with more than one woman.
And the evidence is pretty incriminating as Ben, 29, is pictured in the mag kissing multiple women on the lips in the month of February. UsWeekly reported that despite his proposal to Courtney back in November, Ben has acted like a single man, though he has yet to end his engagement.
“Ben began having issues with what he saw,” says an insider. “Instead of talking to Courtney about it, he just started avoiding her. They haven’t split, but he basically stopped talking to her. He buried his head in the sand.”
Ben has also been turning his attention to other women. Back in his hometown of San Francisco, Ben spent one weekend in mid-Febrary out with three different women, with two of them spending the night at his apartment, on two consecutive nights. “He’s drinking and hitting on women, and pretty much acting like a single guy,” reveals a local source who has seen Ben out and about.
As stated, UsWeekly backs up their claims with shocking photos of Ben kissing some of these women on the lips. In a photo taken the night of Feb. 18, Ben is seen locked in a passionate liplock with a brunette, while also grabbing her butt. The same brunette is pictured leaving his apartment the next morning.
Earlier that day, at about 2 A.M., Ben was pictured kissing a different mystery woman on the lips, outside his local Monaghan’s pub. And, after kissing the second woman, he was pictured going home with a third woman, who also spent the night at his apartment. Yikes.
The photo of Ben kissing one of the women is below!
Meanwhile, in light of this cheating scandal, he’s reportedly engaged to the show villain, Courtney, Ben is now said to be calling his time as The Bachelor, the worst experience of his life.
According to RadarOnline, Ben was heard complaining about the show during the recent taping of the Women Tell All. “Ben was talking to the producers of The Bachelor and when they asked him if he would do the show again he said ‘No way! This was the worst experience of my life,’” an insider reveals.
The source adds that Ben wasn’t acting like a guy who was happy to be engaged to the love of his life. “He wasn’t animated or excited and the insider said it is because he totally regrets going on the show,” reveals the source. “Ben couldn’t hide how miserable he was during the taping; everyone could see that he wasn’t happy.”
And finally, the Women Tell All special is set to air tonight on ABC. As we reported, Courtney will be appearing on the show, which is a first, as a finalist has never appeared on the WTA special.
As expected, Courtney faces brutal criticism from the other women who confront her on the nasty things she said about them over the season. In a preview clip released by ABC, Courtney can be seen repeatedly apologizing for her behavior and actions. A crying Courtney states, “I take it all back.” The preview clip is below!
The WTA special airs tonight on ABC at 8/7c, while the show finale will air next week.
TELL US – FEELING BAD FOR COURTNEY YET? SURPRISED THAT BEN IS CHEATING? THOUGHTS ON BEN HAVING REGRETS ABOUT DOING THE SHOW?
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It’s not looking good for The Bachelor‘s Ben Flajnikand his rumored fiancé, Courtney Robertson. With two shows left in the sixteenth (time flies!, no?) season, reports are already emerging that the couple is already having a rough time in the real world.
Last week, there were reports that Ben was chasing rumored runner-up Lindzi Coxafter being turned off by Courtney‘s behavior on the show. This week, Us Weekly is reporting that Ben was spotted canoodling with several different women. There was even some funky dancing! Even more damning, the latest issue of the mag has photos of Ben kissing two of these mystery women on the same day–Feb. 18–at different times. Yikes.
It’s not clear how many people spilled their story, but it gets pretty detailed. The witness explains a night out, in great detail saying, “Ben seemed pretty toasted, and this woman in red pants came up to him. It looked like an altercation at first, then he kissed her on the mouth and hugged her. She wrapped her arms completely around him and embraced him. After the kiss, she walked the other way.”
While, the report says Ben left the bar with two girls, he only took one girl home, who was not the red pants girl described above, and who he had apparently met while in Las Vegas for Valentine’s Day. Is there any greater indication that Ben is cheating other than the fact he went to Las Vegas on Valentine’s Day? If your significant other is heading to the sluttiest city on earth without you on Valentine’s Day, then it’s time to break up.
Anyway, luckily our onlooker continued to observe what Ben and his friend were up to. He said, “Ben and this girl looked like they were having a good time. They were doing weird dance moves, laughing and joking.” Allegedly, the woman stayed at Ben’s apartment and even had to do a walk of shame and go home in the same clothes as the night before!
Not content with his hook up, Ben reportedly had another woman over the next night. A nosy neighbor also reported this and their grossness in a nearby park, revealing that “The woman’s hands were all over Ben’s body and his hands were on her ass the entire time.”
Let me remove that image from your memory bank by telling you why Ben is acting like a college kid on spring break. Again, it’s stressed that he just didn’t like what he saw on the show. The source explains, “Ben began having issues with what he saw. Instead of talking to Courtney about it, he just started avoiding her. They haven’t split, but he basically stopped talking to her.” I’ll have to assume he is waiting to ask Bachelor host, Chris Harrison permission to speak with her.
Despite her reputation as an ice queen, poor Courtney is heartbroken. An insider says, ““Courtney did develop feelings for Ben. She cares for him and wants to make it work. [But] Courtney is really frustrated. She’s trying to figure things out, but he isn’t talking to her.” I’d imagine anyone would be frustrated after working that hard to get a guy on national television. Ben’s close friends, who have talked to tabloids about his relationship, say that nothing has officially ended, but it’s just as well.
“They have not had a breakup talk, but it’s been very tense between them,” a source says. “She feels very disconnected from him, and he can’t stand confrontation.”
A rep for Ben has responded to the rumors in Life & Style, claiming Ben is not cheating and that a recent photo of Ben kissing another woman were misinterpreted, as well as the visits from lady friends. It turns out Ben has two male roommates and the girls may have visited them.
The statement reads: “The photo is of two friends who have known each other for years and are together in a social setting, surrounded by a group of friends. Ben did not take any girls back to his apartment alone. It was a group setting every time. Ben has never condoned cheating.”
And finally, in what is perhaps ABC’s attempt to throw off viewers, Courtney, was pictured trying on a wedding dress yesterday in Beverly Hills, with paparazzi in tow!
This is, all the more odd, as the Bachelor contestants are placed under very strict rules and guidelines, meaning there’s no way in heck ABC would allow, Courtney, a finalist, to be pictured trying on a wedding dress, a week before the finale, unless they were in on it. Some fans of the show have wondered whether Bachelor insider, Reality Steve, actually got the ending wrong this season and perhaps Lindzi Cox ends up the winner!
DO YOU THINK BEN IS ALREADY OVER COURTNEY AND SEEING OTHER WOMEN? DO YOU THINK THEY WILL MAKE IT AS A COUPLE?
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The Bachelor is tumbling close to its finale, and even though most of us are aware of the spoiler that couldn’t be contained, there is still more drama surrounding his choice. According to a new report, once Ben Flajnik viewed the first two episodes of this season, he was disgusted and embarrassed with his fiance, and “had a sudden change of heart”. He is reportedly now chasing his runner-up.
However, there is one tiny problem – there is a new rumor that Courtney Robertson (one of the two finalists) is pregnant! The source tells In Touch Weekly, “He’s freaked out. He’s completely petrified at the thought of starting a family with someone he has only known for a few months.” Well, who can blame him?
So, how exactly did Courtney trap Ben into her web? A source broke down her seduction techniques for US Magazine so we can all follow along at home. They may astound you!
The first shocking piece of information is that Courtney “looked to The Bachelor as a game. Ben was the prize, and she was going to win.” She probably saw it as a game with a prize, because that’s kind of what the show is. If you want true love, visit match.com. If you want fame amongst dozens and a public short-term fling, visit this reality show!
Next, Courtney used her clothing, and the source says “she was very particular about what she wore and when she wore it” just like the hundreds of women who just bought lingerie to show off for Valentine’s Day, and just like anyone who has kept their nicer outfits for date nights or special occasions. How cunning of Courtney to engage in this totally normal, mundane ritual!
You’d be very surprised to know that another technique Courtney used was her sexuality! Contestant Jaime Otis said, “Courtney knew Ben was sexually attracted to her. She wasn’t shy to use it.” This is just pure evil, and none of the other women have worn sexy outfits for Ben, or made out with him, in an an attempt to use his sexual attraction to them for their favor. Courtney is the only one!
Courtney saw this situation as some sort of war, and word is she even trained for it. Another contestant, Monica reveals she indulged in “four-hour [naps] before every event” and she used passive-aggressive remarks to keep the other ladies down. Eliminated contestant Emily O’Brien says, “Those little jabs were tactics to try to intimidate all of us, to get us off of our game, and to take the focus off of Ben.”
Like many reality vixens before her, she was not there to make friends, and a source reports she was trained by her agent to keep quiet: “Courtney said her agent prepared her well and told her not to share any personal information with the girls. She kept in her corner the whole time. She never made conversation with the girls.”
More interestingly, the source confirms what we already know is true – Courtney lied to Ben about being unlucky in love prior to being on the show. In fact, Courtney’s dating history is pretty varied. She’s dated actor Jesse Metcalf, Reese Witherspoon’s husband and power agent Jim Toth, and right before the show, dated photographer Clark Cavan. This isn’t counting her rumored San Francisco sugar daddy whose photos she apparently scrubbed from her Facebook wall once the show began airing.
There’s also the news that once Courtney realized Ben was a millionaire, she used this information as her focus. This is also probably very true, since the men she’d dated were all rich and successful. We’re not saying she’s a gold-digger, but knowing that Ben had money was likely what kept her game so razor sharp. And the skinny-dipping.
And finally, a report by Wetpaint states that Courtney attended the Women Tell All taping! Making this the first time a Bachelor finalist has attended the taping. The final two women have always skipped the WTA taping, instead taping the After The Rose special. The reason ABC made an exception for Courtney is of course to have her face-off against the other women aka more drama aka more ratings!
A new episode of The Bachelor airs tonight on ABC at 8/7c.
TELL US: DO YOU THINK COURTNEY IS PREGNANT? DO YOU THINK SHE TRAPPED BEN WITH HER TECHNIQUES? WHO SHOULD BEN PICK?
Aaaahhh… The Bachelor, less successful at matchmaking than Patti Stanger! The paragon for failed engagements has apparently done it again!
Life & Style is reporting that Ben Flajnik has already broken up with the woman he promised to walk down the aisle with courtesy of Neil Lane and ABC. Ben swore he was on the show for the right reasons despite his insistence on keeping Courtney Robertson after she basically got naked on the first date and was a complete twat-asaurus to the other women in the house. He reassured America and twenty-five desperate women that he believed in love and knew his wife was amongst them.
And despite a rocky start, Ben definitely found love and proposed to one lucky lady atop a mountain in the Swiss Alps. When Ben got down on one knee for his second time on reality TV, this time the woman whispered “yes!” and engaged they were! But not for long because it seems nearly as soon as the plane touched down on US soil the problems began!
Multiple sources are confirming that a scant three months after a fairytale engagement things are already falling apart for the couple! Well, if Ben chose who we all suspect he did it’s no wonder they’re having problems! Ahem…famewhore!
“They have totally cooled off,” a source who knows the winning woman reveals. “They often go five to six days without talking. He doesn’t call her, he doesn’t text. She keeps saying, ‘What kind of a fiancé is this?’ In her mind, he’s pretty much dumped her.” Perhaps it’s watching the episodes every week and seeing what really went on behind his back has something to do with Ben losing interest in said fiance.
And that is exactly what seems to be the problem! According to an insider who knows Ben well, the Sonoma, CA winemaker was sincere when he proposed, but watching the show week after week and seeing less flattering sides to the women has opened his eyes. “Ben started to feel like he got played,” the insider explains, and he is ready to move on! According to another source, Ben is even considering moving to NYC to live with friends. THAT I don’t believe – Ben loves his vineyard!
Ben has become so distant from the woman he asked to be his wife, she thinks he’s cheating! “[The winner] thinks Ben’s cheating on her,” a source confides. “She knows he’s been running around New York with other girls and not calling her. She thinks he’s a coward. She just wishes he’d end it already — otherwise maybe she’ll do it herself.”
I say they both got what they were looking for out of the deal. Fame, attention, and more opportunity!
In other Bachelor news, next week the final four women bring Ben home to meet their families. See exclusive behind the scenes photos from next week’s episode below! The remaining women are Courtney, Kacie B, Lindzi, and Nicki!
ARE YOU SURPRISED BEN’S ENGAGEMENT IS ALREADY STRUGGLING? DID YOU BELIEVE BEN WOULD FIND TRUE LOVE ON THE SHOW?
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Despite very strong warnings from his bachelorettes about 28-year-old model Courtney Robertson, Ben refused to let her go, keeping her for next week’s hometown dates.
In his weekly blog for PEOPLE, Ben, age 28, opens up about his “strong” feelings for Courtney, while also explaining why he decided to ignore the strong warnings from the other contestants about her.
First Ben defends, yes defends, Court-court: “I know it’s been hard for Courtney, and to be honest, I’m not sure this was the best environment for her. But, just as I tell the women to take our relationships individually, I try to do the same. My feelings for Courtney are strong and I don’t want to let external forces get in the way.”
Ben goes on to explain why he decided to pull Courtney away during the rose ceremony. Ben writes, “As the rose ceremony approached, I had a lot going through my head. All the women told me about their reservations regarding Courtney, and I really had to think about what I was missing, or if this was all just part of the nature of the women living together. It’s amazing to see how deeply the women felt about their dislike for Courtney, and it’s equally amazing not to see any of that coming through in her actions with me.”
Ben also pretends he actually considered sending Courtney packing! “It was a lot to consider, but my conversation with Courtney at the rose ceremony reaffirmed that I have to take these relationships individually and focus on the way she is when she’s with me,” writes Ben. “I see what some of the women were talking about, but I still feel great about Courtney because when I’m with her, I feel really connected to her.”
But fret not, as Ben assures us the other contestants are still in the running as well! He writes, “In the end, my feelings for Kacie, Nicki, Lindziand Courtney were the strongest. More than anything, I was completely thrilled that they wanted to take me home to meet their families. Family is everything to me, and it’s a very important part of this journey.”
TELL US – SHOULD BEN HAVE SENT COURTNEY PACKING? DO YOU THINK HE PICKS HER IN THE END?