The Bachelorette Episode Recap: June 22, 2009

In this week's episode, the pressure rises as the guys try to stay in the competition until next week, when Jillian will visit the remaining bachelors' hometowns.

Hello, and welcome back to our recap. With me as always is my beautiful and brilliant fiancée, who this week predicted not only what bachelors would get roses, but did so in the correct order. She also saw this Jon and Kate thing back in 2005.

The episode begins with Jillian taking the guys on a train trip across Canada. They pass snowcapped mountains, lush trees, and reflecting lakes. Wes, the country singer from Austin, Texas, asks if one of the bodies of water is a lake or an ocean. Yeah, dude. It's the Canadian Ocean. We know Austin is landlocked, but come on. It has a very lovely lake.
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Maksim Goes "Crazy" on Superstars, Clarifies Comment About Melissa

The Superstars, Maksim Chmerkovskiy

Maksim Chmerkovskiy has yet to claim a Dancing with the Stars title, so what's a pro dancer to do? Go for an even bigger title: the Superstars crown. Chmerkovskiy is one of eight celebrities who will be paired with eight athletes in the ABC series (premieres Tuesday, 8 pm/ET) to compete in sporting events to determine the best athlete in the world. "It's an opportunity to do something outside of the dancing realm and to do something and not be judged," he tells "Nobody can say [in Italian accent], 'That was not very good!' There's no voting, there's no Bruno, there's no Len." Chmerkovskiy, who will hit Broadway July 25 with fiancée Karina Smirnoff in Burn the Floor, is paired with freestyle skier Kristi Leskinen. See what he has to say about his first meeting with Leskinen, how wedding plans are coming along and his infamous remarks about Melissa Rycroft's inclusion on Dancing last season.

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Scrubs' Judy Reyes Expecting First Child

Judy Reyes

Judy Reyes, who plays Carla on Scrubs, is expecting her first child with her boyfriend, filmmaker George Valencia.

Reyes is four months' along, says her rep, and is due in November.

When Scrubs returns in December for a ninth season, Reyes' ... read more

Paige Hemmis, The Superstars: The Competition Looks Extreme

Paige Hemmis with Bode Miller

In this new series of celebrity blog entries, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition's Paige Hemmis shares an inside look at her run on ABC's The Superstars, premiering Tuesday, June 23, at 8 pm/ET.

Usually, I write to you while I'm building a house for a family on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. This time, my location is a bit more glamorous — the Bahamas! But my television experience is not glamorous in the least. It consists of hard work, both mentally and physically, and many of us are ... read more

Scrubs' Next Season Heads for the Classroom


When Scrubs returns for its somewhat unexpected ninth season this fall on ABC, the show will make a move from the halls of Sacred Heart to those of a medical school — with Christopher Turk (played by Donald Faison)  and Dr. Cox (John C. McGinley) leading the way.

"It's going to be a different show," creator Bill Lawrence told EW's Ausiello. "It'll still be life-and-death stakes, but if the show is just Scrubs again in the hospital with a different person's voiceover, it would be a disaster, and people would be mad."

While Cox and Turk will now be teaching and the setting will ... read more

ABC Makes It Official: Heigl Is Staying on Grey's

Katherine Heigl

Katherine Heigl will return to Grey's Anatomy for Season 6, according to a statement from ABC. The news comes just hours after T.R. Knight's Grey's Anatomy exit was finally confirmed — by both the actor and series creator Shonda Rhimes.

ABC declined's request for further comment from Rhimes (who did issue a statement on Friday regarding Knight's departure). Similarly, Heigl's rep said no statement was forthcoming from the actress.

The announcement ends months of speculation over Heigl's future with the show. In June 2008, she made statements about ... read more

T.R. Knight Speaks Out: "Leaving Grey's Was Not Easy"

T.R. Knight

Grey's Anatomy creator Shonda Rhimes and T.R. Knight have confirmed that Knight is leaving the ABC drama.

"Leaving Grey's Anatomy was not an easy decision for me to make," Knight said in a statement on Friday. "I am extremely grateful to have had the opportunity to play this character [Dr. George O'Malley] and will miss my fellow cast and crew very much. I continue to wish them the very best, and wholeheartedly thank all of the fans who have supported me and the show with such passion and enthusiasm."

Reports had speculated Knight asked out of his contract ... read more

Rumor vs. Reality: Is Maggie Grace on Her Way Back to Lost?

Maggie Grace

Amidst much speculation that Lost's final season will at some point stage a full-on reunion of the core Flight 815 group, snarky Shannon's name is the latest to be penciled into the manifest.

What brought on this new buzz? "I'm looking forward to visiting Hawaii soon," Maggie Grace told E! News at a Wednesday event.

Holy Smoke Monster! If Grace is en route to the Aloha State, it must be to film new Lost scenes, right?

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Report: Heigl Will Stay on Duty at Grey's Anatomy

Katherine Heigl

Katherine Heigl's Izzie will still be with us when Grey's Anatomy launches its sixth season on Sept. 24.

In a somewhat unexpected development, sources told the Hollywood Reporter that Heigl's option on the hit medical drama has been picked up, meaning she... read more

GOP Complains About ABC's Obama Health Care Special; Network Promises Fairness

Barack Obama

ABC has rejected a request by a Republican group to rebut President Obama's health care plans on an upcoming day of White House-themed news specials. In response, the network has stated that its coverage will nevertheless be balanced. Read on for more...

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