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11. Best Chemistry Lesson: When Tyra Banks stops by Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, she gives Jimmy Fallon a lesson about the chemistry between a man and a woman who are posing together. After they each inhale a handful of mints, Banks basically starts grinding up on the very married Fallon and yelling words at him like "squeeze" and "breathe." She makes it worse by shoving her butt into his crotch and making him grab her neck. "My wife is gonna kill me," Fallon says afterwards.
10. Weirdest Critique: Sure, Anna Kendrick is an Oscar-nominated actress and, thanks to Pitch Perfect, a celebrated singer, but what....
It was a Bachelorette first when Desiree professed her love for one guy over the rest only to be devastatingly rejected.
On the penultimate episode of the ABC reality series, Desiree and the remaining men Brooks, Chris and Drew were in Antigua to go on their fantasy dates. While both Chris and Drew each had romantic outings with Desiree that ended with them accepting their key to the fantasy suite, it was a completely different tune for Brooks. Conflicted, he headed home to talk to his mom and sister only to return and let Desiree know she wasn't the one. So where does this leave us for finale? Host Chris Harrison weighs in.
Desiree Hartsock, Brooks Forester
The Bachelorette is winding down, and this week Desiree ventured to the hometowns of remaining men Zak, Drew, Chris and Brooks. But it wasn't a happy ending for all four as Zak, the guy with the wild entrance who made a great comeback, was ultimately sent home. What did host Chris Harrison think of the dates and Des' chat with her disapproving brother Nate? Plus: Why does he think Des' feelings about Brooks are cliché? Keep reading.
Brooks and Desiree
After last week's drama on The Bachelorette, the final week in Europe proved to be pretty tame.
On Monday's episode, Desiree and her five remaining men headed to Madeira, where she got some girl time with her fellow Bachelorettes from Sean's season and had some romantic time with almost all the guys. But which one stood out by being the first to say "I love you?" And who was let go — and immediately called his mom? Host Chris Harrison shares his insight on the week leading into the big hometown dates.
Drew and Desiree
The James drama finally came to a head on The Bachelorette Monday, leading to a big confrontation between the guys and, ultimately, his exit. After Drew's incredible one-on-one date with Desiree that earned him a rose, he decided to inform her about James' comments last week. Des later confronted James about everything, still kept him around after the group date, but then decided it was his time to go. Did Des make the right choice in cutting him? And should Drew have told Desiree about the drama in the first place? Plus: What record did the episode set? Host Chris Harrison explains all.
Desiree Hartsock and Ben
Talk about an awkward week on The Bachelorette. First Bryden tells Desiree he's going to leave the show — while she's middle of a date with someone else — and then during their two-on-one date, Michael berates Ben until Ben has to take a breather outside. Finally, the men have had enough of James and plan to tell Des he's not there for the right reasons, but once the cocktail party is cancelled and there's no time for the guys to talk to her, he survives another week. Does Chris Harrison believe the guys or does he side with James? And does he think she made the right move on the two-on-one date? Plus: Why is he skeptical of Brooks?
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.
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.
Sean Lowe was not afraid to take his shirt off during The Bachelor and new Bachelorette Desiree hopes her men have the same lack of modesty.
"It will definitely be a sexy season because the men are so sexy!" Desiree told TVGuide.com in the video below. "I wanted their shirts off all the time because they all looked so good. Hot tub, pool — any outdoor activity that requires shirts off. "
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.