The Bachelorette, Emily Maynard
Get ready for a very different season of The Bachelorette.
When viewers last saw Emily Maynard, the North Carolina native who lost her first love in a plane crash was tearfully telling Chris Harrison that she and Bachelor Brad Womack had ended their engagement. Now a year later, the 26-year-old has returned for another shot at finding love on The Bachelorette.
The Bachelor, Ben Flajnik
Two African-American men are planning to sue the producers of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette for racial discrimination, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
VIDEO: Ben's "exes" count down the top five moments from The Bachelor
Nathaniel Claybrooks and Christopher Johnson plan to file a lawsuit Wednesday morning in federal court against ABC, production companies Warner Horizon Television, Next Entertainment, NZK Productions and executive producer Mike Fleiss. The men have also scheduled a press conference to speak about the suit, their lawyers said.
In the suit, Claybrooks, a linebacker on the Nashville Storm, and ...
The Bachelorette, Emily Maynard, Ashley Hebert and Ali Fedotowsky
Welcome to Bachelorette Boot Camp! On a recent afternoon in Los Angeles, newly minted professional dater Emily Maynard — the previous recipient of Brad Womack's final rose will return as the star of the matchmaking show this spring — got a crash course from show alums Ali Fedotowsky (Season 6) and Ashley Hebert (Season 7) on what's ahead. TV Guide Magazine sat in on the single mom's tutorial.
It's fantasy date week on The Bachelor, which means lots of "love," lots of hot tubs and lots of alone-time for Ben and his ladies.
First, Ben flies to Switzerland, where he reflects on his time with the remaining women: Nicki, the dark horse, laid-back Lindzi and Courtney, the trash-talking model. As Ben ponders the final two weeks, he concludes that he's ready to take the next step in life.
Nicki has the first fantasy date with Ben in Interlaken. A helicopter picks them up and whisks them away over the Alps. After a breathtaking ride, they arrive on a mountaintop to have a picnic.
The Bachelor, Ben and Courtney
Chris Harrison is well aware that the majority of Bachelor viewers are outraged at both Ben Flajnik and front-runner Courtney.
"You never know how America is going to react, and even during filming, I wouldn't have predicted they'd feel this way," Harrison tells TVGuide.com. "People say, 'Why haven't you warned him about her?' But he hears what she's saying and plenty of the women tried to caution him."
Revenge is a dish best served with a nice Pinot Noir. Last season on The Bachelorette, winemaker Ben Flajnik was blindsided when he was dumped on national TV after dropping down on one knee and proposing to dental student Ashley Hebert. Now he's back on ABC's reality dating franchise to dole out some long stems and heartache of his own. We met up with the 29-year-old San Francisco and Sonoma County resident at NYC's City Winery to clink glasses and swap stories about his days of wine and roses.
TV Guide Magazine: What's a guy like you need a show like this for?
Flajnik: I've dated lots of women, but the majority of my relationships were under a year long. My sister thought maybe I'd be good for [The Bachelorette], so she did the...
Get your roses ready: The Bachelor returns to ABC at 8/7c on Jan. 2, the network announced Wednesday.
ABC Names Ben Flajnik as the Next Bachelor
The 16th installment of the reality series will feature Ben Flajnik, a 29-year-old Sonoma, Calif. native who first appeared on The Bachelorette. Although he was rejected by Ashley Hebert on her season of The Bachelorette, the winemaker will continue his search to find "the one."
Holly Durst, Michael Stagliano
He should have kept the money. After all, he lost the girl.
Last night, the finale of Bachelor Pad pit exes-turned-teammates Michael and Holly against one another in one last challenge that asked them to individually decide to either share the 250K prize or claim it all for themselves. Normally (or as normal as this hormonal parade can get), we'd expect them to strategize beforehand and agree to go 50/50.
To all of you who wanted someone fresh: sorry. Ben Flajnik is the new Bachelor, ABC announced Tuesday.
"I'm extremely happy [with the choice]," host Chris Harrison told TVGuide.com.
Should Ben be the next Bachelor?
Kasey Kahl, Vienna Girardi
Seriously, ABC, whatever we did, we're sorry!
When it was announced that Bachelor Pad would return this summer, there were those of us who were so excited. With almost a year passed since its slapdash first season, there surely had to be time for the producers to work out the kinks, line up a juicy cast of hotties, and pump this edition with some serious guilty pleasures.