James, Desiree Hartsock
The Bachelorette is usually lighthearted and full of fun, but this week's episode, which incorporated the tragedy caused by Hurricane Sandy, had a more serious tone.
As part of the episode's one-on-one date, Desiree and James headed to the New Jersey shore where they met a couple whose home was destroyed and who had to celebrate their 38th wedding anniversary in a Red Cross shelter. Des and James then gave the couple their date and instead spent their night grabbing pizza and eventually joining the couple for a private concert by Darius Rucker.
Brian and Desiree
A week after rapping about being on The Bachelorette for "the right reasons," one suitor proved he was the opposite but genuine when his girlfriend showed up to confront him.
On Monday's episode, Brian's apparent girlfriend Stephanie came to the mansion to confront him for being on the show. (She says she just thought her boyfriend was merely going away on a trip.) Joining the ranks of Wes from Jillian's season, Justin from Ali's season and Bentley from Ashley's season, Brian showed he had ulterior motives and was ultimately dismissed for his dishonesty.
We never thought we'd discuss The Bachelorette and Soulja Boy in the same sentence. Nevertheless, worlds collided when the rapper helped Desiree and some of her men make a rap video mocking the notorious claim that some contestants aren't on the show for "the right reasons." In our weekly chat with host Chris Harrison, he shares the behind-the-scenes scoop on making the music video and explains why frontrunner Ben is causing a stir in the house. Plus: Is the preview for next week's girlfriend scandal a red herring?
Desiree Hartsock, Chris Harrison
Another Bachelorette premiere and another guy kicked out of the house before the very first rose ceremony.
On the Season 9 premiere on Monday, Desiree met the 25 men along on her journey to find love, but almost immediately realized one of them was definitely not for her. After asking Des to join him in the fantasy suite, Jonathan was swiftly given the boot.
The Bachelorette's Desiree: This is definitely a sexy season
"He was a good sacrificial lamb to set the tone for the season, because Des was able to look everyone in the eye and say, 'Don't mess with me. I want to have fun, but you better treat me like a lady or I will cut your balls off,'" host Chris Harrison tells TVGuide.com.
Catherine and Sean
[WARNING: The following story contains spoilers about the season finale of The Bachelor. Read at your own risk.]
The most successful Bachelor season in years ended with Sean Lowe finding love and proposing to Catherine. Although both Catherine and Lindsay got off to slow starts with Sean — Catherine was barely given screen time and Lindsay arrived overzealously in a wedding dress — the two women proved to be exactly what Sean was looking for. In the end, Sean chose Seattle graphic designer Catherine and so far, the couple is still together. Does host Chris Harrison think they'll make it down the aisle? What does he think about Sean doing Dancing with the Stars? And how about Desiree as the new Bachelorette? Read on for all that and more!
Desiree Hartsock didn't find love with Sean on The Bachelor, but she'll get to try again as the star of next season's installment of The Bachelorette.
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After a wildly popular season, The Bachelor's Sean Lowe has made his choice and proposed to the woman of his dreams.
Sean Lowe, Ashlee
It was a case of he said-she said on The Bachelor's Women Tell All special.
On Monday's penultimate episode, Sean was reunited with all the women he had rejected, including a very confused AshLee. While the 32-year-old professional organizer swears that Sean told her he had no feelings for the other remaining women, Sean was adamant he said nothing of the sort. So who does host Chris Harrison believe? Read our Q&A below to...
Lindsay and Catherine
The Bachelor's Sean has narrowed his choices down to the final two ladies after sending home a very angry (and silent) AshLee.
"Can I at least explain myself please?" Sean asked AshLee after she told him not to walk her out. Sean only managed to get a few sentences out before AshLee, still without saying a word, got into the car.
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Desiree, Sean Lowe
Did The Bachelor's Sean just say goodbye to his soul mate? Host Chris Harrison thinks he might have.
"I'm pretty sure he let go of the love of his life," Harrison tells TVGuide.com about Desiree's exit.
On Monday's episode, Sean headed to the hometowns of the four remaining women. Although he and Desiree have had a connection since the start of the season, her brother's negative comments to Sean turned him off, and he let her go. But what did viewers not see from Des' hometown date? Harrison fills us in on that and more in our weekly interview.