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Hashtag Welcome Back, Bachelorette Fans!

(4) Comments | Posted May 28, 2013 | 11:36 AM

After three long months, The Bachelorette has finally returned! Desiree Hartsock, (the lovely wedding dress designer from Sean Lowe's season), pulls up to the Bachelor mansion and is greeted by none other than Chris Harrison. After giving her the grand tour, Chris hands over the keys to a pretty sweet...

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The Bachelor Recap: Don't Let Them Take Away Your Sparkle!

(7) Comments | Posted February 12, 2013 | 9:11 AM

This week on The Bachelor, the six women are flown to St. Croix for some fun in the sun, which leads to tears, screaming matches, and a (somewhat) wasted plane ticket.

Upon receiving the first one-on-one date card, AshLee squeals with excitement as Tierra mutters, "the cougar's back in...

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The Bachelor Recap: Taking the Plunge

(2) Comments | Posted February 6, 2013 | 10:42 AM

On a special Tuesday night airing of The Bachelor, Sean takes the women to Canada for some... extremely cold dates.

On the first one-on-one date, Catherine and Sean spend some time frolicking on a glacier, making snow angels and sledding. Team Bachelor forgot to instruct Catherine to remove her...

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The Bachelor Recap: Tierra-ing Through Montana

(0) Comments | Posted February 5, 2013 | 10:37 AM

This week on The Bachelor, we're headed to Montana so Sean can "test" some of the women (because he hasn't already put them into enough life-threatening situations) on how to brave the great outdoors. And we get the dreaded two-on-one date!

Lindsay scores the coveted one-on-one date and is taken...

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The Bachelor Recap: I Went on The Bachelor, and All I Got Was a Bruised Chin

(2) Comments | Posted January 29, 2013 | 11:06 AM

On this week's episode of The Bachelor, a second trip to the emergency room is made, we only see Sean shirtless once, and more fears are conquered. Let's get into it!

Selma gets the first one-on-one date. After telling Sean she's not just a pretty face (and that she only...

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The Bachelor Recap: The Rules of the Game

(0) Comments | Posted January 22, 2013 | 6:00 PM

On this week's episode of The Bachelor, we're greeted by a shirtless Sean, inner-monologue-ing to us about the coming week while lifting weights and running on the treadmill. We get it -- these girls are lucky.

With no time to waste, Lesley M. gets the first one-on-one date. Sean...

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The Bachelor Recap: Joke's on You

(2) Comments | Posted January 15, 2013 | 9:45 AM

In this week's episode of The Bachelor, the producers wasted no time in getting all the clichés out of the way on the first date -- helicopter ride, skyscraper and harnesses, relationship-building jump. Sarah gets the first one-on-one date, and she and Sean jump 35 floors down for a champagne...

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The Bachelor Recap: 50 Shades of Grey Goose

(2) Comments | Posted January 8, 2013 | 7:22 AM

It's been a while, Bachelor fans, but, boy! The wait was worth it... what an episode! Rules were broken, hearts were broken -- even heads were almost broken!

Our bachelor, Sean, has bounced back from heartbreak over Emily Maynard and is ready to find his wife.

Before heading to...

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Bachelor Pad 3 Recap: The Rhythm Is Gonna Get You

(0) Comments | Posted August 8, 2012 | 1:00 PM

In what had to have been the funniest episode of Bachelor Pad ever, the twins bicker about nothing, the guys and girls take up ribbon dancing, and the twins bicker. Again.

The night starts off with Brittany and Erica fighting and crying about who knows what, and then making...

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Bachelor Pad 3 Recap: Invasion of the Super Fans

(1) Comments | Posted July 27, 2012 | 9:08 AM

Ladies (and gentlemen) it's that time again! Yep, Bachelor Pad is back for the third go 'round. This season, in a surprising twist, the veteran men and women who tried to find love on The Bachelor and The Bachelorette will be competing against/coupling up with/picking on super fans in their...

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The Bachelorette Recap: The Way You Make Me Feel

(5) Comments | Posted July 23, 2012 | 5:13 PM

In what was promised to be the most dramatic season finale in Bachelorette history (haven't we heard that before?), Emily really does find true love!

Our Bachelorette enlists her parents, brother and soon-to-be sister-in-law to screen her suitors, hoping they will pick who she should end up with (literally...

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The Bachelorette: Men Tell All

(7) Comments | Posted July 17, 2012 | 1:13 PM

This week, on The Bachelorette: Men Tell All, we get to catch up with the men from Emily's season -- some of whom we all know and love, some of whom we can't stand, and some of whom we don't remember at all.

Before we get reacquainted with the men,...

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The Bachelorette Recap: Suite, Suite Fantasy, Baby

(5) Comments | Posted July 10, 2012 | 2:01 PM

This week on The Bachelorette, the skies are clear, the waters are calm, and we're down to the final three!

Before we go anywhere, Emily gives us a rundown of her feelings for the three remaining suitors:

Sean has so many qualities she wants to see in a husband, and...

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The Bachelorette Recap: Take Me Home Tonight

(4) Comments | Posted July 3, 2012 | 4:22 PM

This week on The Bachelorette, we're back in Charlotte, N.C., so Emily can spend some QT with her sweet girl, Ricki, before heading out to meet the guys and their families for hometown dates.

She runs through the final four, evaluating where she is in her relationship with each:...

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The Bachelorette Recap: Czech, Please!

(3) Comments | Posted June 26, 2012 | 8:21 AM

Before I recap, I must comment on how different this season is from any other season. There are no wild and crazy dates -- just normal, "if we were a married couple on vacation" dates. Emily's getting to know the guys on a different level than any other Bachelor or...

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'The Bachelorette' Recap: Let the (Highland) Games Begin

(1) Comments | Posted June 19, 2012 | 9:22 AM

We've arrived in Croatia this week, sans Ricki, so Emily can really focus on the guys. She presents the first one-on-one date card to Travis, who knows he needs this date to "stay alive." The two of them walk around while Emily plays tour guide again. They stop in front...

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The Bachelorette Recap: A Rose by Any Other Name Would Smell As Sweet

(3) Comments | Posted June 12, 2012 | 10:58 AM

This week, the Bachelorette and her suitors are off to London! Ricki comes along for the ride, of course, and this child is really racking up those passport stamps!

There are 10 men left and three dates this week. The guys are super excited to be in London (cue Sean...

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The Bachelorette Recap: Bermuda, Bahama, Come on, Pretty Mama

(0) Comments | Posted June 5, 2012 | 3:38 PM

This week on The Bachelorette, Emily embarks on her international travels with the guys! First stop: Bermuda.

The guys pull up to their living quarters on motorized scooters, and Alejandro confesses that he needs to "step out of the shadows this week." Ya think, buddy? No one even knows you!

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The Bachelorette Recap: Are You Ready to Commit?

(4) Comments | Posted May 29, 2012 | 1:51 PM

On this week's episode of The Bachelorette, we're just jumping right in -- Chris was presented with the first one-on-one date card, and Emily wants him to work for his meal. The two of them are strapped into harnesses ("Emily looks great in a harness," says Christian Grey Chris)...

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The Bachelorette Recap: It's The Muppets!

(0) Comments | Posted May 22, 2012 | 11:25 AM

This week's episode of The Bachelorette starts off somewhat untraditionally, being that we're filming in Emily's hometown of Charlotte, NC. She meets up with friends to discuss "last night," when she met all 25 eligible bachelors. No other contestant has had a group of friends to gossip with, so this...

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