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Title: The Bachelorette Season 5
Post by: marigold on October 12, 2008, 10:24:05 PM

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Casting ABC's The Bachelorette

ABC is looking for it's next eligible Bachelorette for season 5 of their hit show! Producers are looking for someone who is beautiful, charming, educated, successful and looking to settle down.

A spin-off series from ABC's hit reality show, The Bachelor, The Bachelorette returns for season 5 while following one woman in the search for her own Mr. Right from a pool of 25 eligible young men. After several weeks of meeting different men, going on amazing dates, and learning about their home lives, The Bachelorette will have the opportunity to continue dating one bachelor in the real world by presenting them with a single, red rose.

This unique dating process will give both the bachelors and bachelorette an unforgettable experience and an opportunity to make new friendships and quite possibly find true love, but after all of this, will the man she chooses accept her rose, and if he does will he pop the question?  After last season, who knows!

VIDEO REQUIREMENTS: In a brief video, tell us a little about yourself, and why you think you'd be a great candidate to be the next Bachelorette! Make sure to include what you're looking for in your ideal mate.

Link: http://www.gotcast.com/casting-calls/ABCs-The-Bachelorette/52056 (http://www.gotcast.com/casting-calls/ABCs-The-Bachelorette/52056)
Title: Re: The Bachelorette Season 5
Post by: marigold on November 05, 2008, 12:07:55 AM
An interesting article:

Chris Harrison: You Could Be the Next Bachelorette

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Getting denied by Alex Michel on the finale of the first season of The Bachelor in 2002 may have been the best thing to happen to Trista Rehn. She became the first Bachelorette and made the best of the opportunity, offering Vail firefighter Ryan Sutter the final rose on the show and marrying him on national TV in 2003.

Since Trista and Ryan’s fairytale came true, The Bachelorette has seen other fan favorites — Meredith Phillips, Jen Schefft and DeAnna Pappas — search for Mr. Right. Phillips ended her engagement to Ian McKee after less than a year, Schefft didn’t even choose a suitor at all and Pappas just recently ended her engagement to Jesse Csincsak.

Now producers and host Chris Harrison hope that an unknown woman will be the next Bachelorette to find love and happiness. “It’s something I’ve been championing for quite some time,” says Harrison, who has hosted all of The Bachelorettes and twelve seasons of The Bachelor. “I totally understand and I totally love the people we’ve had — Trista and DeAnna have made complete sense — but I really just want to get away from it and try and find just that phenomenal woman out there who has no ties to the show and give her a shot.”

What kind of woman would make a great candidate? “Maybe it’s a double standard,” Harrison says, “but I think it’s tougher to be the Bachelorette than it is to be a Bachelor because I think overall our audience is more forgiving for the Bachelor than they are for the Bachelorette. You really have to be this strong, successful — and I don’t mean just money or a job successful, but ‘life successful’ — yet beautiful woman, but at the same time, on the other side, you have to be an endearing character that people will root for.”

As daunting as the prospect of finding such a lady seems, Harrison is confident she is out there. “I got approached this morning at Starbucks,” Harrison says, “and this woman pulls me aside and I swear, she’s like, ‘How do I get my beautiful friend here on The Bachelorette?‘ And I said we are literally looking for her right now!”

Harrison adds that producers are not looking for a certain type. “We’re not looking for rich, heir to a throne, or a famous person,” he says. “You can be from any walk of life and have any story. Whatever story you bring to the table is your story. Don’t worry about how much money you have or what your name is, it’s how you can command a room.”

Even women who are weary of looking for love on TV should not disqualify themselves. “As the Bachelorette, everybody is there for you,” Harrison says. “That’s one of the great advantages. You realize that you have an entire network going out and casting around the country — for you! All the contestants are coming on to the show to fall in love with you. It’s a great position to be in.”

So if you’ve ever wanted to go on fantasy dates and chose among 25 handpicked suitors, or know someone who would be perfect, The Bachelorette is offering you a rose. Fill out the online application or nomination form at www.thebachelor.tv. “I really find that the women who come on to the show are very sincere and know how hard it is to find love out there,” Harrison says. “That’s why The Bachelorette always lends itself to being a special season.”

Men looking for love are encouraged to apply, too. “For guys out there,” Harrison says, “just know that we are going to search the country and when you show up that first night, you will not be disappointed!”

Link: http://tvwatch.people.com/2008/11/03/you-could-be-the-next-bachelorette/#more-5492 (http://tvwatch.people.com/2008/11/03/you-could-be-the-next-bachelorette/#more-5492)
Title: Re: The Bachelorette Season 5
Post by: marigold on November 05, 2008, 05:07:58 PM

Hollywood 411

Host Chris Harrison exclusive interview with Jesse Csincsak from THE BACHELORETTE


Title: Re: The Bachelorette Season 5
Post by: marigold on November 18, 2008, 11:07:16 AM
An interview with Host Chris Harrison:

Chris Harrison Looking for a New Bachelorette

It's a good time to be a Bachelorette: ABC's hit series is conducting its first search for a female star of the hit series, after years of choosing her from among the contestants who don't find a love connection on The Bachelor.

Chris Harrison, the host of both shows, talked to us recently about the search, and about the next season of The Bachelor, which returns with a two-hour premiere on Jan. 5. In another first, the women will compete for the affections of a single dad, last season's The Bachelorette runner-up Jason Mesnick. DeAnna Pappas rejected him in favor of snowboarder Jesse Csincsak, but the couple's relationship, alas, has come to an end.

The happily married Harrison, who also co-hosts Hollywood 411 on the TV Guide Network, talked about DeAnna and Jesse, finding true love on TV, and whether we'll ever see a gay Bachelor or Bachelorette.

TV Guide.com: What are the qualities you're looking for in the next Bachelorette?
Chris Harrison: It's hard to answer that because really, there's no set picture. We've had rich, we've had poor, we've had famous athletes, actors, we've had it all. So we're not exactly looking for a type. It's just somebody who's willing to take this leap of faith, who's obviously ready to commit and ready for a relationship.

Honestly, you really never know what we're looking for and we never know until we find it. There's really not this set picture that we go into casting and say that's it — the blond-haired, blue-eyed six foot model. Because that's not necessarily what we want.

TVGuide.com: There must be a huge number of women who see this as a big break and want to be famous more than they want to meet the right guy. How do you weed them out?
Harrison: When it's The Bachelor and it's 25 women, you do get your share of that. It's impossible not to. But I always love that aspect of the show because we don't — it's not a game show. There's no big prize at the end. So it's really up to the Bachelor to find those girls and weed them out. That's part of life. There's always girls in relationships for the wrong reason.

When we're looking for The Bachelorette, that's kind of our job. Does she just want to be a model, or does she really want to get into movies or whatever. I have found that when we've done the Bachelorette they are even more sincere when they come into this than the guys are.

TVGuide.com: There've been so many gimmicks on other dating shows. Why do you think your formula has continued to work?
Harrison: Yeah. We were on our exotic date in Cabo San Lucas and Mike Fleiss, the creator of the show, and I sat down and we tried to list all the rip-off shows over the years and we stopped at like 25. I don't know if there's a record for this but it has to be the most copied, ripped-off show in the history of television.

Our show, there's no spin, there's no gimmick, there's never a twist. All it is is, at the end, can you find love? It really goes to the same reason people love soap operas. In the end, everyone wants love. Everyone wants a relationship, whether you admit it or not. And we also enjoy the train wrecks and the drama along the way.

TVGuide.com: Are you still in touch with DeAnna or Jesse?
Harrison: Oh, absolutely. Yeah, they're both very good friends of mine. I will say that I was definitely sorry to hear they broke up, and wish them both the best. And still consider them both very good friends of mine.

TVGuide: One of the things that made Jason such an interesting contestant on the Bachelorette is that he had his young son, Ty. Is Ty going to be meeting any of the women Jason is dating?
Harrison: I can't give too much away on the show, but I will say this: Jason, coming into this, was very respectful — he's a great dad, a phenomenal dad — he was very respectful of Ty not being exploited or used in any way. His number one priority is looking out for Ty.

This show is going to be amazing. People are going to blown away in January by Jason in this season. It's unlike anything we've ever done, with having him being a single dad with Ty. And all the women coming in knew he was a single dad, and so the show has a completely different feel than we've ever had before.

TVGuide.com: You've had plenty of high-profile successes in bringing people together, but obviously the majority of them don't work out. Do you think it's just that some relationships don't work out, or is it a flaw with the way they met? Is it just impossible to get to know someone on television?
Harrison: No, I think it's definitely the former. It's just the law of averages with relationships. You look at why Trista (Rehm) and Ryan (Sutter) succeeded and Andrew Firestone and Jen Schefft, didn't. They met the same way, They both fell in love the same way, and I would have bet the same amount of money that Trista and Ryan would make it that Andrew and Jen would've. But in the end, they lived together, and it, for one reason or another just doesn't work out. And that has nothing to do with the show or Hollywood, or whatever. It just has to do with real life relationships, whether they work or not. Sometimes they do, sometimes they don't.

Honestly, it's one of the things I love about our show. At the end we don't have a priest or a rabbi pop up and say OK, we're getting married. At the end, its, 'Okay, you guys, you're in love, go live your life.' And we wish them the best. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't.

TVGuide.com: There's all this controversy lately over Proposition 8, the California measure barring gay marriage. Would you ever do a same-sex The Bachelor or The Bachelorette?
Harrison: If ABC and Mike Fleiss have created the show and signed off on it I'll be happy to host.

Link: http://www.tvguide.com/News/Bachelorettes-Chris-Harrison-67110.aspx (http://www.tvguide.com/News/Bachelorettes-Chris-Harrison-67110.aspx)
Title: Re: The Bachelorette Season 5
Post by: marigold on December 19, 2008, 04:44:54 AM
An interesting article:

Could you be the next bachelor(ette)?

Are you looking for that special someone? Someone, as they say on TV, that you want to “be with”? Are you ready to get married now — as in, right now? Have you ever had a restraining order against you?

If you answered those questions yes, yes, yes and no, tonight could be your lucky night. The gang from ABC’s “The Bachelorette” and “The Bachelor” is shooting audition tapes at KUDL’s “World’s Largest Office Party” at the newly renovated Midland by AMC. Auditions are from 5:30 to 8 p.m., and the party goes till 9:30.

As many as 2,000 revelers are expected to show up, and if the last time ABC did this is any indication, one in 10 may try their hand at looking hot, desirable but oh-so-finicky for the producers of the two dating reality shows.

You must be at least 21, and you will be asked to fill out a questionnaire (downloadable through the link at www.kudl.com). And yes, it does have the restraining-order question on it — as well as inquiries about whether you’ve had children or gone in bankruptcy. Picky, picky!

“They set up a couple of cameras and people fill out a questionnaire and they get interviewed on camera,” KUDL operations manager Thom McGinty said. “And then if they get matched up with the show, they fly them out to L.A. to do final screen calls and more questionnaires.”

McGinty said a couple of interviewees from the last party did get follow-up auditions. And that was when only “The Bachelor” was doing screen tests, so your odds of getting a callback are twice as good this time. OK, they’re exactly the same as before, but now your girlfriend might get to go to L.A.! Uh, wait a minute …

The audition is free, but admission to the party is $10. It’s worth the price of admission just to tour the beautifully restored interiors of the Midland. While you’re waiting up in the mezzanine for your turn in front of the camera, look over the balcony and take in the view, especially the ornate chandeliers.

Link to the article:  http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/story/939942.html (http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/story/939942.html)

Link to the casting call re this article: http://thebachelor.warnerbros.com/open_calls_bachellorette.html (http://thebachelor.warnerbros.com/open_calls_bachellorette.html)
Title: The Bachelorette 5th Edition.......
Post by: RealityFreakWill on March 04, 2009, 11:37:58 AM
The new bachelorette is Jillian Harris

Season Premiere Date:
Monday, May 18th @ 9pm on ABC
Title: Re: The Bachelorette 5th Edition.......
Post by: RealityFreakWill on March 04, 2009, 11:42:08 AM
Jillian is The Bachelorette

To the astonishment of many Jillian Harris has been chosen by ABC to be the next Bachelorette.  Jillian is the one women on this years Bachelor that really captured America's support and the ground swelling support for her to be the next Bachelorette.
Jillian is originally from Peace River, Alberta however she now calls Vancouver, British Columbia her home.  Jillian is a interior designer specializing in designing and revamping restaurants.

Jillian says she feels very lucky to have become the next Bachelorette and feels although it is a non traditional way of finding love, she will find her love.  Jillian says 'As the Bachelorette she hopes she makes the right decision the first time and she does not need her dad to see any more hot tub scenes.'

Jillian is a very refreshing choice as Bachelorette because she comes without pretense and is not a good actor.  What you see is what you get with Jillian.

The Bachelorette kicks off on Monday, May 18th at 8/7c.  Be sure to tune in to what is sure to be the best Bachelorette ever.

http://www.tvgrapevine.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=3373:the-bachelor-jillian-is-the-bachelorette&catid=66:the-bachelor-2009&Itemid=59
Title: Re: The Bachelorette 5th Edition.......
Post by: RealityFreakWill on March 04, 2009, 02:09:39 PM
ABC Press Release....

Wednesday, March 04, 2009
ABC Television Network
PRESS RELEASE - PRESS RELEASE - ENTERTAINMENT -
ABC ANNOUNCES THE NEW BACHELORETTE


"BACHELOR" FAN FAVORITE JILLIAN HARRIS GETS A SECOND CHANCE AT LOVE
WHEN SHE BECOMES "THE BACHELORETTE," PREMIERING MAY 18 ON ABC
Jillian Harris, the intelligent, independent, passionate woman who fell just short of her goal -- hoping that Jason Mesnick could be her best friend, soul mate and future husband on the just completed hit season of "The Bachelor" -- will have her own opportunity to find true love, starring in the fifth edition of "The Bachelorette," which will premiere MONDAY, MAY 18 (9:00-11:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network. The announcement was made last night on "The Bachelor: After the Final Rose, Part 2" special.

An instant fan favorite on the last edition of "The Bachelor," Jillian, 29, a restaurant interior designer who currently resides in Vancouver, British Columbia, came oh-so-close to being the woman Jason selected. She scored points with him the first night she met him. Finding a creative new way to "grill" a guy, Jillian disclosed her unusual theory about discovering a lot about a man from the condiments he puts on his hot dog, and she immediately put Jason to the test. Her adventurous spirit and resourceful, resilient manner of handling a stressful family situation impressed Jason, who fit in with her wonderful and warm family. He invited her to New Zealand as one of the final three women, but even after she and Jason shared one of the steamiest hot tubs in Bachelor history, he still questioned whether their chemistry would last over time and sent her home.

Enthusiastic about her work and life in general, Jillian is ready to find her best friend and settle down and is confident that she can find the love of her life on "The Bachelorette." Jillian is an only child and is excited at the thought of starting her own family.

Jillian, a native of Peace River, Alberta, Canada, graduated from British Columbia Institute of Technology with a degree in interior design. In her spare time she volunteers in the Big Brothers/Big Sisters program as a school tutor and mentor.

http://www.abcmedianet.com/web/dnr/dispDNR.aspx?id=030409_01
Title: Re: The Bachelorette 5th Edition.......
Post by: RealityFreakWill on March 04, 2009, 02:30:01 PM
Unofficial schedule/timeline of filming and airdates of the new season:

Jillian Harris Bachelorette 5

All travel to film location starting 3/13/2009
Promos and pictures 3/14/2009
Preparations for filming 3/14-15/2009

Monday 3/16 Meet and Greet
RC cut 25/15 Episode 1 Air Date 5/18

Tuesday 3/17/2009 move in /group date
Wednesday, 3/18 : Group Date
Thurs., 3/19: Group Date

Friday, 3/20: RC Cut 15/12 Episode 2 Air Date: 5/25

Saturday, 3/21: Group Date
Sunday, 3/22: 1on1 Date
Monday, 3/23 Group date


Tuesday, 3/24/2009: RC Cut 12/9 Episode 3 Air Date: 6/1

Wednesday 3/25 : Group Date
Thurs. 3/26 2 on 1

Friday 3/27: RC 9/6 Episode 4 Air Date: Air Date: 6/8


Sat. 3/28/2009: Travel
Sunday 3/29: 1 on 1
Monday 3/30 - small group
Tues. 3/31- 1 0n 1

Wed. 4/1/2009.…RC Cut 6/4 Episode 5 Air Date: 6/15

Thurs. 4/2 …..Travel for Home town Dates
Friday 4/3.….HTD 1
Travel 4/4
Sunday 4/5/2009 HTD 2
Monday 4/6 Travel
Tues. 4/7 HTD 3
Wed. 4/8 HTD 4
Thurs. 4/9 Travel to RC location

Friday 4/10 RC Cut 4/3 Episode 6 Air Date: 6/22

Sat and Sunday 4/11 - 4/12 Travel for Fantasy Dates


Monday 4/13 Fantasy Date 1
Tuesday 4/14 Fantasy date 2
Wednesday 4/15 Fantasy Date 3
Allowing a day for time off 4/16
Friday 4/17/ 2009 RC Cut 3/2 Episode 7 Air date: 6/29

MTA to be filmed after release of F 3 sometime after 4/17/2009 - Episode 7 Air Date: 7/6

Saturday 4/18/2009 travel for Meet Jill’s Family

Sunday 4/19/2009 Meet Jill’s Family
Monday 4/20/2009 Meet Jill’s Family
Tuesday 4/21/2009 Travel to LCD location
Wed. 4/22/2009 LCD 1
Thurs 4/23/2009 LCD 2
Friday 4/24/2009 Day off or travel to final location for FRC

Saturday 4/25 /2009 FRC Cut 2/1 Episode 8 Air date 7/13

Based on the last 4 seasons of the Bachelor and the Bachelorette as always this is a tentative
Schedule which can and will be altered as information becomes available.
This is based on the filming commencement date announced as March 16, 2009.


Start date 5/18/2009 and finishing 7/13/2009!


credit to kcsgramma
Title: Re: The Bachelorette Season 5
Post by: marigold on March 07, 2009, 05:37:28 PM
An interesting article:

Jillian’s star rising - Peace River’s Jillian Harris announced as TV’s new Bachelorette

Jillian Harris, 29, from Peace River now living in Vancouver, is ABC’s first Canadian Bachelorette.

Relatives of Jillian Harris are keeping their fingers crossed that the Alberta-born restaurant designer and Bachelor castoff will find love a second time as ABC’s first Canadian Bachelorette.

“I hope she finds that best friend she is looking for, her soulmate,” said her aunt Mona Harris from her home in Peace River.

“She’s got a good personality; she’s a good person and she’s got a good job. I think she’ll do just great,” her uncle Mark Harris said, adding that Jillian’s rising stardom is the talk of Peace River, her hometown.

Jillian, who now resides in Vancouver, was named the star of the fifth instalment of The Bachelorette Tuesday night on The Bachelor: After the Final Rose, Part 2 special show. In the vice-versa version of The Bachelor, Jillian will have her pick of 25 eligible suitors in hopes of finding the love of her life.

The 29-year-old was a fan favourite on Season 13 of The Bachelor, beating out 22 other contestants to make it to the final three. But she was sent packing by the show’s star, account executive and single father Jason Mesnick.

Mesnick eventually offered his final rose to Melissa Rycroft, and in a shocking twist, later cancelled their engagement and proposed to runner-up Molly Malaney instead. His change of heart sparked a backlash among Bachelor fans. It was then, perhaps, a blessing in disguise that Jillian was eliminated before the final rose ceremony, her aunt said.

“I felt so bad when she made it to third because we knew she cared about him,” Mona said. “But you know, in the end, after everything happened, I said that Jilly just got out in time.”

While Jillian said she was under strict orders not to speak to media about the show, she indicated in an ABC press release that she is confident she will find the love of her life on the love-match reality program and, as an only child, is ready to settle down and start a family.

Peggy Harris said she was excited for her daughter and for the opportunities that will come her way with her participation on The Bachelorette. She admitted, however, to having some initial concerns.

“We had some slight trepidation. We just don’t want her to get hurt. But I know that’s the reality of life and it happens,” said Peggy, from her home in Kelowna, B.C.

“I think Jillian realizes there is no guarantee, but sometimes magic happens. I’m not sure what she considers her odds to be, but I guess no different than meeting someone at the gym. It’s going to be interesting.”

http://dailyheraldtribune.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1464375 (http://dailyheraldtribune.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1464375)
Title: Re: The Bachelorette 5th Edition.......
Post by: RealityFreakWill on March 07, 2009, 07:01:06 PM
Bachelorette Jillian Harris's star rising

 Relatives of Jillian Harris are keeping their fingers crossed that the Alberta-born restaurant designer and Bachelor castoff will find love a second time as ABC's first Canadian Bachelorette.

"I hope she finds that best friend she is looking for, her soulmate," said her aunt Mona Harris from her home in Peace River.

"She's got a good personality; she's a good person and she's got a good job. I think she'll do just great," her uncle Mark Harris said, adding that Jillian's rising stardom is the talk of Peace River, her hometown.

Jillian, who now resides in Vancouver, was named the star of the fifth instalment of The Bachelorette Tuesday night on The Bachelor: After the Final Rose, Part 2 special show. In the vice-versa version of The Bachelor, Jillian will have her pick of 25 eligible suitors in hopes of finding the love of her life.

The 29-year-old was a fan favourite on Season 13 of The Bachelor, beating out 22 other contestants to make it to the final three. But she was sent packing by the show's star, account executive and single father Jason Mesnick.

Mesnick eventually offered his final rose to Melissa Rycroft, and in a shocking twist, later cancelled their engagement and proposed to runner-up Molly Malaney instead. His change of heart sparked a backlash among Bachelor fans. It was then, perhaps, a blessing in disguise that Jillian was eliminated before the final rose ceremony, her aunt said.
   

"I felt so bad when she made it to third because we knew she cared about him," Mona said. "But you know, in the end, after everything happened, I said that Jilly just got out in time."

While Jillian said she was under strict orders not to speak to media about the show, she indicated in an ABC press release that she is confident she will find the love of her life on the love-match reality program and, as an only child, is ready to settle down and start a family.

Peggy Harris said she was excited for her daughter and for the opportunities that will come her way with her participation on The Bachelorette. She admitted, however, to having some initial concerns.

"We had some slight trepidation. We just don't want her to get hurt. But I know that's the reality of life and it happens," said Peggy, from her home in Kelowna, B.C.

"I think Jillian realizes there is no guarantee, but sometimes magic happens. I'm not sure what she considers her odds to be, but I guess no different than meeting someone at the gym. It's going to be interesting."

The Bachelorette premieres Monday, May 18 on ABC and Citytv.

http://www.edmontonsun.com/News/Alberta/2009/03/05/pf-8633401.html
Title: Re: The Bachelorette Season 5
Post by: marigold on March 16, 2009, 01:56:02 PM

ABC Television Network

PRESS RELEASE 

ABC ANNOUNCES SEASON FINALE DATES AND THE RETURN OF "UGLY BETTY" AND "THE BACHELORETTE"
 
ABC announces season finale dates, which will conclude some of its most popular series, including "Brothers & Sisters," "Dancing with the Stars," "Desperate Housewives," "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition," "Grey's Anatomy" and "Lost," as well as the much anticipated return of "Ugly Betty" and "The Bachelorette."

Dates are as follows (all times are ET):
 
Monday, May 18

9:00-11:00 p.m.    "The Bachelorette" RETURN

Title: Re: The Bachelorette Season 5
Post by: marigold on March 23, 2009, 10:29:21 AM
An interesting article:

The Bachelorette Gets Naughty!

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Will Jillian Harris morph into a female version of Jason Mesnick when The Bachelorette returns this spring? An insider tells OK! that Jillian, who finished third on The Bachelor — just missing a chance to be part of single dad Jason’s bizarre love triangle — is “getting her edge on” before filming starts later this month.

“Everyone who saw Jillian on The Bachelor has the idea that she is a goody-two-shoes,” the source says. “On the show they will reveal that she’s capable of creating controversy. The producers would love it if The Bachelorette ends just as dramatically as The Bachelor.”

Jillian, 29, an interior designer from Canada, was a fan favorite on the hit ABC show and will hand out her first rose on May 17. For The Bachelorette, she’ll be pitting the guys against each other. “You’ll see her really manipulating them in a way previous Bachelorettes haven’t,” the insider says.

“You may see her lying to the guys, misleading them about what she’s really looking for. She may not be a fan favorite by the time she’s down to her final choice, but it’s all about ratings.”

http://www.ok-magazine.com/news/view/12584 (http://www.ok-magazine.com/news/view/12584)
Title: Re: The Bachelorette Season 5
Post by: tory on March 23, 2009, 12:41:02 PM
wow can't wait to see this did they start filiming it all ready??
Title: Re: The Bachelorette Season 5
Post by: RealityFreakWill on March 25, 2009, 12:13:00 PM
The Bachelor: Jillian Vows to pull a Jason Mesnick?

The lady who was one elimination away from being part of that infamous The Bachelor love triangle featuring Jason Mesnick, Melissa Rycroft, and Molly Malaney promises to turn the heat up as she stars on Canada's The Bachelorette.

OK! Magazine reports that a source hinted on the possibility that Jillian Harris, who finished third on the recently concluded season of The Bachelor, is bent on being the female Jason Mesnick when she starts pitting guys against each other on May 17.

“Everyone who saw Jillian on The Bachelor has the idea that she is a goody-two-shoes,” the source says.  “On the show they will reveal that she's capable of creating controversy.  The producers would love it if The Bachelorette ends just as dramatically as The Bachelor.”

The 29-year-old interior designer from Alberta, Canada will reportedly shed the goody-two-shoes image and manipulate the suitors “in a way previous Bachelorettes haven't.”

“You may see her lying to the guys, misleading them about what she's really looking for.  She may not be a fan favorite by the time she's down to her final choice, but it's all about ratings.”

http://www.buddytv.com/articles/the-bachelor/the-bachelor-jillian-vows-to-b-27237.aspx
Title: Re: The Bachelorette Season 5
Post by: RealityFreakWill on March 25, 2009, 12:19:15 PM
wow can't wait to see this did they start filiming it all ready??

Yes, Tory, they started filming on 3/14.
Title: Re: The Bachelorette Season 5
Post by: marigold on April 03, 2009, 12:10:52 AM

The Bachelorette commercial ran during HK tonight mostly old stuff with Mesnick I took a few screencaps

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Title: Re: The Bachelorette Season 5
Post by: marigold on April 03, 2009, 12:50:08 AM

The Bachelorette

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Premiere Monday, May 18, 2009

Canada's sweetheart Jillian Harris gets her turn to find the man of her dreams in this season of The Bachelorette.

Jillian quickly became a fan favourite on the latest season of The Bachelor where the 29 year-old Peace River, Alberta native was dealt the 'friend card' and ultimately eliminated by The Bachelor's Jason Mesnick.

Twenty-five single men will have the opportunity to win Jillian's heart and accompany her to exciting locations, experience romantic dates and introduce her to their closest friends and family. 

Will her search for true love end happily ever after?

http://www.citytv.com/toronto/tvshows_the_bachelorette.aspx (http://www.citytv.com/toronto/tvshows_the_bachelorette.aspx)
Title: Re: The Bachelorette Season 5
Post by: RealityFreakWill on April 03, 2009, 11:17:52 AM
'BACHELOR' BEAUTY IS FILMING

 JILLIAN Harris, second-runner up for the attention of "Bachelor" Jason Mesnick, is halfway through filming her own search for love as the next "Bachelorette."

And the Canadian beauty isn't taking the competition lightly.

Filming for "The Bachelorette" began just four weeks after the shocking "After the Final Rose" episode, during which single-dad Jason Mesnick brutally dumped winner Melissa Rycroft for runner-up Molly Malaney.

"It was a first, what happened with Jason, and I think it will make her more aware," Harris' mother, Peggy, told The Post from her home in Alberta. "What she learned was to be really careful when choosing. It will put more pressure on her."

Despite a steamy hot tub scene and sleepover in the fantasy suite, Harris, 29, failed to impress Mesnick, and she was sent packing right before the big finale.

In light of Mesnick's change of heart, Harris' relatives were reconciled in the fact that the couple -- who seemed "perfect for each other" last year -- were not meant to be.

"We were relieved because that could have potentially been Jillian getting dumped," a relative said. "We wondered, 'Is this for real? Could he change his mind like that?' "

This time around, Harris will be in control as she weeds through 25 potential husbands on the new "Bachelorette," set to premiere next month.

Harris, a restaurant interior designer, quickly became a fan favorite for her adventurous, independent attitude and friends said she "bounced back quickly" after being told by Mesnick that she wasn't the one.

http://www.nypost.com/seven/04032009/tv/bachelor_beauty_is_filming_162585.htm
Title: Re: The Bachelorette Season 5
Post by: RealityFreakWill on April 04, 2009, 01:07:25 AM
Since Trista Sutter was a former Bachelorette, I figured I would post the announcement on this thread, even though it has nothing to do with Jillian's season but figured you would want to hear the news!

Report: 'Bachelorette''s Trista Sutter Welcomes New Baby!

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According to a report, Trista and Ryan Sutter welcomed baby No. 2 to their family earlier today!

Life & Style magazine reports that Trista gave birth to a 6 pounds, 2 ounces baby girl Friday afternoon in Colorado.

The couple named their new daughter Blakesley Grace Sutter, says the mag.

"She's healthy. Everything is really good," Trista tells Life & Style about her new bundle of joy.

Baby Blakesley is the couple's second child. They are also parents to a son, Maxwell Alston Sutter, who will turn two-years-old this July.

The couple married in 2003, after Trista chose Ryan as the winner of the first season of ABC's "The Bachelorette."

http://www.etonline.com/news/2009/04/72488/
Title: Re: The Bachelorette Season 5
Post by: RealityFreakWill on April 09, 2009, 02:29:22 AM
Jillian Harris' 'The Bachelorette' Debut

Jillian Harris only finished third on Jason Mesnick's list of romantic prospects, but now she gets to make the choices when the new season of "The Bachelorette" debuts.

Turnabout is fair play when Jillian begins her run as "The Bachelorette," when ABC premieres the new season with a two-hour special episode on Monday, May 18 at 9 p.m., and she will have her choice of the dozens of men lining up for her attention -- and the opportunity to get a red rose.

Back when she was dumped by Jason, ET asked Jillian if she would be the next "Bachelorette." She told us, "Part of me says, 'Jill, stop while you are ahead. Now that you have done this and learned a lot about yourself, do it the old-fashioned way.' The old-fashioned way hasn't really been working for me, so the other part of me says, 'Jill, just go ahead and do it. You are an adventure seeker. Give it a shot and maybe you can find him that way.' I think I have to sleep on it -- and maybe have a glass of wine."

An instant fan favorite on "The Bachelor," the 29-year-old restaurant interior designer will get to choose from among a group of the country's most eligible bachelors and is confident that she can find the love of her life on the series.

http://www.etonline.com/news/2009/04/72642/index.html
Title: Re: The Bachelorette Season 5
Post by: marigold on April 09, 2009, 04:39:45 AM

ABC Television Network

PRESS RELEASE

ABC ANNOUNCES ITS SUMMER SCHEDULE, WITH THE RETURN OF "THE BACHELORETTE,"

ABC announces its summer schedule, with the return of "The Bachelorette" on Monday, May 18;

THE BACHELORETTE - SPECIAL TWO-HOUR PREMIERE MONDAY, MAY 18 (9:00-11:00 p.m.), AND REGULAR TIME PERIOD PREMIERE MONDAY, MAY 25 (8:00-10:00 p.m.) Jillian Harris, the intelligent, independent, passionate woman who fell just short of her goal - hoping that Jason Mesnick could be her best friend, soul mate and future husband on the just completed hit series of "The Bachelor" - will have her own opportunity to find true love, starring in the fifth edition of "The Bachelorette." An instant fan favorite on "The Bachelor," Jillian, 29, a restaurant interior designer, will get to choose from among a group of the country's most eligible bachelors and is confident that she can find the love of her life on the series.
Title: Re: The Bachelorette Season 5
Post by: marigold on April 09, 2009, 05:55:42 AM
The Bachelorette Jillian teaser  :lol:

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Title: Re: The Bachelorette Season 5
Post by: RealityFreakWill on April 25, 2009, 11:29:52 PM
The Bachelorette
Jillian Harris


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MAY 18 (9:00-11:00 p.m., ET)
on the ABC

"BACHELOR" FAN FAVORITE JILLIAN HARRIS GETS A SECOND CHANCE AT LOVE WHEN SHE BECOMES "THE BACHELORETTE," PREMIERING MAY 18 ON ABC

Jillian Harris, the intelligent, independent, passionate woman who fell just short of her goal -- hoping that Jason Mesnick could be her best friend, soul mate and future husband on the just completed hit season of "The Bachelor" -- will have her own opportunity to find true love, starring in the fifth edition of "The Bachelorette," which will premiere MONDAY, MAY 18 (9:00-11:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network. The announcement was made last night on "The Bachelor: After the Final Rose, Part 2" special.

An instant fan favorite on the last edition of "The Bachelor," Jillian, 29, a restaurant interior designer who currently resides in Vancouver, British Columbia, came oh-so-close to being the woman Jason selected. She scored points with him the first night she met him. Finding a creative new way to "grill" a guy, Jillian disclosed her unusual theory about discovering a lot about a man from the condiments he puts on his hot dog, and she immediately put Jason to the test. Her adventurous spirit and resourceful, resilient manner of handling a stressful family situation impressed Jason, who fit in with her wonderful and warm family. He invited her to New Zealand as one of the final three women, but even after she and Jason shared one of the steamiest hot tubs in Bachelor history, he still questioned whether their chemistry would last over time and sent her home.

Enthusiastic about her work and life in general, Jillian is ready to find her best friend and settle down and is confident that she can find the love of her life on "The Bachelorette." Jillian is an only child and is excited at the thought of starting her own family.

Jillian, a native of Peace River, Alberta, Canada, graduated from British Columbia Institute of Technology with a degree in interior design. In her spare time she volunteers in the Big Brothers/Big Sisters program as a school tutor and mentor.

http://www.tvgrapevine.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=3501:the-bachelorette-jillian-harris&catid=87:the-bachelorette-2009&Itemid=70
Title: Re: The Bachelorette Season 5
Post by: RealityFreakWill on May 04, 2009, 01:27:27 PM
Meet the New 'Bachelorette': Jillian Harris

"The Bachelorette" returns on May 18 when Jillian Harris, who finished third on last season's controversial "The Bachelor," gets her pick from 30 fabulous bachelors!

Jillian, a native of Peace River, Alberta, Canada, currently resides in Vancouver, British Columbia and works as a restaurant interior designer. In her spare time she volunteers in the Big Brothers/Big Sisters program as a school tutor and mentor.

The 29-year-old was a fan favorite, and a natural choice for the new season of "The Bachelorette."

This season's premiere begins with 25 eligible men arriving from all over the country to try and win Jillian's heart, including an Olympic cyclist, a break dance instructor, a pizza entrepreneur, a commercial pilot and a wine maker, as well as a successful lawyer, general contractor, business developer and oil and gas consultant. All the men saw Jillian on "The Bachelor" and can't wait to meet her.

But in a stunning, first-ever twist, five strikingly handsome late arrivals crash the party. Jillian will be the first person in the history of the series to have 30 suitors to select from. The original group of 25 men quietly seethes as the additional guests get their time with the Bachelorette.

Then, one bachelor reveals that he is secretly obsessed with Jillian's feet, while a wealthy businessman impresses her with his laid-back confidence. In the end, Jillian presents her "first impression" rose to the man who managed to stand out in the crowd of eligible contenders.

By the end of the evening, Jillian, having the time of her life and confident that her future husband is among this group of men, must eliminate 10 of the 30 bachelors the first night, leaving 20 to compete for her affections and, in the end, her heart.

This season's fabulous dates will include trips across Canada, Spain and Hawaii, as well as a private concert by Grammy Award-winner and four-time CMA Female Vocalist of the Year Martina McBride at the House of Blues in Hollywood.

"The Bachelorette" premieres Monday, May 18 at 9 p.m. on ABC.

http://www.etonline.com/news/2009/05/73519/index.html
Title: Re: The Bachelorette Season 5
Post by: RealityFreakWill on May 04, 2009, 01:32:10 PM
ABC Press Release:

SEASON PREMIERE

FAN FAVORITE JILLIAN HARRIS GETS A SECOND CHANCE AT LOVE,
AS THE FIFTH EDITION OF ABC'S ROMANCE REALITY SERIES
"THE BACHELORETTE" PREMIERES MONDAY, MAY 18, ON ABC
Thirty - Count 'em - 30 Fabulous Bachelors Will Compete for Jillian's Roses for the First Time Ever

This Season's Highlights Include Extraordinary Trips Across Canada, Spain and Hawaii,
a Private Concert by Grammy Award-Winner and  Four-Time CMA Female Vocalist of the Year
Martina McBride and a Pick-Up Game of Basketball with the Harlem Globetrotters

Jillian Harris, the intelligent, independent, passionate woman who fell just short of her goal -- hoping that Jason Mesnick could be her best friend, soul mate and future husband on the just completed hit season of "The Bachelor" -- will have her own opportunity to find true love, as the fifth edition of the female version of the ABC's popular romance reality series premieres MONDAY, MAY 18 (9:02-11:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.

An instant fan favorite on the last edition of "The Bachelor," Jillian, 29, immediately charmed America with her irrepressible humor and emotional honesty. She currently resides in Vancouver, British Columbia and works as a restaurant interior designer, successfully supervising projects in both Canada and the U.S. Vivacious and energetic, She always lives life to the fullest, but she is ready to settle down with her soulmate and is confident that she can find the love of her life on "The Bachelorette." Jillian, who has enjoyed being part of a tight knit family, is an only child and is excited at the thought of starting her own family.

Editor's note: Beginning Monday, May 25, the program moves to its regular two-hour run time from 8:00-10:00 p.m., ET.

This season's premiere, "Episode 501," begins with 25 eligible men arriving from all over the country to try and win Jillian's heart, including an Olympic cyclist, a break dance instructor, a pizza entrepreneur, a commercial pilot and a wine maker, as well as a successful lawyer, general contractor, business developer and oil and gas consultant. Each is more handsome than the next with standout personalities. All the men saw Jillian on "The Bachelor" and can't wait to meet her.

The first man out of the limousine blows Jillian away with his good looks and quiet charm; one man literally sweeps her off her feet and yet another becomes quite tongue-tied in her presence.The party kicks into high gear as Jillian starts to look for the bachelor who will receive the night's only first impression rose. One tall, dark and handsome guy attempts to woo her with his Latin style, a country crooner charms Jillian with a song - and then two bachelors duke it out on the floor, battling in a dance-off!

But in a stunning, first-ever twist, five strikingly handsome late arrivals crash the party. Jillian will be the first person in the history of "The Bachelor" and "The Bachelorette" to have 30 suitors to select from. The original group of 25 men quietly seethe as the additional guests get their time with the Bachelorette. One bachelor reveals that he is secretly obsessed with Jillian's feet, while a wealthy businessman impresses her with his laid-back confidence. In the end, Jillian presents her "first impression" rose to the man who managed to stand out in the crowd of eligible contenders.
By the end of the evening, Jillian, having the time of her life and confident that her future husband is among this group of men, must eliminate ten of the 30 bachelors the first night, leaving 20 to compete for her affections and, in the end, her heart.

A list of bachelors will be released shortly.

Once again, trios of lucky bachelors get to live in the mansion with Jillian, while the rest of the men must live together in an unspectacular bunkhouse down the hill. And, during one of the episodes, the bachelors must vote for the man they'd most like to send home - much to one stunned and unhappy bachelor's dismay.

Jillian's hunt for Mr. Right will take place during some of the most romantic and adventurous dates ever with exciting surprises in store for her bachelors as they travel around the globe for intimate dates in California, Hawaii, Canada and Spain. Jillian takes one lucky man on her ultimate dream date: a private concert by Grammy Award-winner and four-time CMA Female Vocalist of the Year Martina McBride at the House of Blues in Hollwood. McBride will sing her hit "Ride," as well as her new single, "I Just Call You Mine," from her new album, "Shine," which debuted at No. 1 on the Country Album charts. Seven bachelors go on a group date to Venice Beach, California, for a game of pick-up basketball. Little did they know that they would play against the world famous Harlem Globetrotters. In the most daring date in "Bachelorette" history, Jillian takes one man on a helicopter ride to the roof of the Bonaventure Hotel in downtown Los Angeles, but the only way down is to rappel 30 floors to the pool. Will the guy have the courage to measure up to our most daring Bachelorette? Then, it's "lights, camera, action!" as 11 bachelors get to channel their inner John Wayne on a movie set, acting in an old-fashioned Western. Are there any scene stealers, or just those who would like to steal a kiss?

Traveling north, Canada becomes Jillian's personal playground with the guys, as she takes some of the bachelors to her hometown of Vancouver, showing them the city sights through her eyes. Then she takes one man ziplining through a mountain in Whistler and six of the men get a truly romantic surprise, traveling on The Rocky Mountaineer for a spectacular cross-country train journey, stopping for dates in some of the most beautiful places in North America.

As in the past, men will continue to be eliminated each week, but if at any point along the way a bachelor should decide that he's no longer interested in the Bachelorette, he can reject her invitation to continue dating. Two lucky men will meet her family, and she will visit the final bachelors' hometowns for a slice of their lives in an effort to determine the man with whom she is most compatible -- but there are surprises in store for Jillian that shake her world. At the end of the journey, the Bachelorette may quite possibly have found true love. But the big question is: After all of this, will he pop the question, and will she say yes?

Hosted by Chris Harrison, "The Bachelorette" is a production of Next Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon Television. Mike Fleiss and Martin Hilton are the executive producers. "The Bachelorette" is broadcast with Spanish subtitles via secondary closed captioning. A TV parental guideline will be posted closer to airdate.

This episode of "The Bachelorette" will be available on ABC.com the day after airing on the network for users to watch online.

http://www.abcmedianet.com/web/dnr/dispDNR.aspx?id=050409_03
Title: Re: The Bachelorette Season 5
Post by: RealityFreakWill on May 05, 2009, 11:34:08 AM
Premiere Promo video


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Title: Re: The Bachelorette Season 5
Post by: RealityFreakWill on May 06, 2009, 03:56:48 PM
ABC Press Release

Wednesday, May 06, 2009
ABC Television Network
PRESS RELEASE - PRESS RELEASE - PRESS RELEASE - ENTERTAINMENT - -
ABC ANNOUNCES THE BACHELORS FOR FIFTH EDITION OF THE BACHELORETTE (5/18)

JILLIAN BEGINS HER SEARCH FOR THAT ONE SPECIAL MAN WHEN
"THE BACHELORETTE" PREMIERES, MONDAY, MAY 18, ON ABC


For the First Time Ever, 30 Bachelors Look to Capture the Bachelorette's Heart

Jillian's Suitors Are Revealed


What do a handsome southern charmer with a foot obsession, a sophisticated Latin lover who doesn't mind rubbing other men the wrong way, a soulful country singer with bad boy appeal, a hunky all-American pilot, a confident Alpha male who isn't afraid to stir up trouble and a charming country boy with a heart of gold all have in common? They're all on the hunt for the new Bachelorette, Jillian Harris, when the fifth edition of the female version of ABC's popular romance reality series, "The Bachelorette," premieres MONDAY, MAY 18 (9:02-11:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.

Editors note: The program's regular time is 8:00-10:00 p.m., ET, beginning Monday, May 25.

Jillian, 29, a restaurant designer from Vancouver, Canada, meets 30 potential soul mates as she begins her own search for true love. In the premiere, "Episode 501," 30 eligible men come from all over the country to try and win her heart. First out of the limo, Kiptyn, a California business developer, wows Jillian with his amazing good looks and quiet charm, but this hottie might just break her heart, and Bryan, a hunky high school coach from Oklahoma, literally scoops her up in his arms to start the evening.

Once inside, Jillian lives every woman's dream- surrounded by 25 handsome men - all there just for her. As the biggest night of her life begins, so does the competition between the men. Juan, a general contractor, tries to woo her with his Latin style, country crooner Wes charms Jillian with a song. But will break dance instructor Michael destroy Greg, the entrepreneur, as the two face off in heated dance-off?

Then, when five striking handsome late arrivals crash the party, Jillian becomes the first Bachelorette to have 30 suitors battle over her. Tanner P, an engaging Texan financial analyst, reveals to Jillian that he is secretly obsessed with her feet. What has the Bachelorette gotten herself into? And Ed, a wealthy technology consultant from Chicago, makes an impact with his understated confidence.

Tensions mount and sparks fly as the bachelors vie for the first impression rose. Finally, Jillian must eliminate ten of the 30 men, leaving 20 to compete for her affections and, in the end, her heart.

Jillian's 30 suitors are:

Adam, 27, Olympic cyclist from Long Beach, CA.
Brad, 27, financial advisor from Chicago, IL.
Brian, 32, IT consultant from Atlanta, GA.
Bryan, 28, high school coach from Lawton, OK.
Bryce, 31, furniture dealer from Ft. Lauderdale, FL.
Caleb, 27, photographer, Nashville, TN.
David, 27, trucking contractor from Dayton, OH.
Ed, 29, technology consultant from Chicago, IL.
Greg, 31, entrepreneur from Scottdale, AZ.
Jake, 31, commercial pilot from Dallas, TX.
Jesse, 27, wine maker from Carmel Valley, CA.
John H., 27, branding consultant from Boise, ID.
John P., 29, marketing specialist from South Norwalk, CT.
Josh, 25, lifeguard from Newport Beach, CA.
Juan, 35, general contractor from Santa Monica, CA.
Julien, 34, restauranteur from San Diego, CA.
Kiptyn, 31, business developer from Encinitas, CA.
Kyle, 26, graphic designer from Brooklyn, NY.
Mark, 26, pizza entrepreneur from Denver, CO.
Mathue, 26, personal trainer from Wichita, KS.
Michael, 25, break dance instructor from Astoria, NY.
Mike, 28, baseball camp owner from New York, NY.
Reid, 30, realtor from Philadelphia, PA.
Robby, 25, bartender from Spring, TX.
Sasha, 27, oil and gas consultant from Tiki Island, TX.
Simon, 26, soccer coach from Bradford, England
Stephen, 30, lawyer from New York, NY.
Tanner F., 28, sales representative from Derby, KS.
Tanner P., 30, financial analyst from Dallas, TX.
Wes, 32, musician from Austin, TX.

http://www.abcmedianet.com/web/dnr/dispDNR.aspx?id=050609_01
Title: Re: The Bachelorette Season 5
Post by: RealityFreakWill on May 06, 2009, 04:09:38 PM
ADAM
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BRAD
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BRIAN
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BRYAN
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BRYCE
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CALEB
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Title: Re: The Bachelorette Season 5
Post by: RealityFreakWill on May 06, 2009, 04:19:38 PM
DAVID
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ED
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GREG
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JAKE
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JESSE
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JOHN H.
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Title: Re: The Bachelorette Season 5
Post by: RealityFreakWill on May 06, 2009, 04:30:38 PM
JOHN P.
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JOSH
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JUAN
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JULIEN
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KIPTYN
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KYLE
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Title: Re: The Bachelorette Season 5
Post by: RealityFreakWill on May 06, 2009, 04:40:21 PM
MARK
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MATHUE
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MICHAEL
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MIKE
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REID
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ROBBY
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Title: Re: The Bachelorette Season 5
Post by: RealityFreakWill on May 06, 2009, 04:49:53 PM
SASHA
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SIMON
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STEPHEN
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TANNER F.
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TANNER P.
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WES
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Title: Re: The Bachelorette Season 5
Post by: RealityFreakWill on May 06, 2009, 07:10:17 PM
The Men of 'The Bachelorette' Revealed!

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For the first time ever, 30 men are vying for the heart of "The Bachelorette." ET has the 411 on just who they are!

What do a handsome southern charmer with a foot obsession, a sophisticated Latin lover who doesn't mind rubbing other men the wrong way, a soulful country singer with bad boy appeal, a hunky all-American pilot, a confident Alpha male who isn't afraid to stir up trouble and a charming country boy with a heart of gold all have in common?

They are all vying to become the man to whom Jillian Harris, the new Bachelorette, presents the final rose.

Jillian's 30 suitors include:

Adam, 27, Olympic cyclist from Long Beach, CA.
Brad, 27, financial advisor from Chicago, IL.
Brian, 32, IT consultant from Atlanta, GA.
Bryan, 28, high school coach from Lawton, OK.
Bryce, 31, furniture dealer from Ft. Lauderdale, FL.
Caleb, 27, photographer, Nashville, TN.
David, 27, trucking contractor from Dayton, OH.
Ed, 29, technology consultant from Chicago, IL.
Greg, 31, entrepreneur from Scottdale, AZ.
Jake, 31, commercial pilot from Dallas, TX.
Jesse, 27, wine maker from Carmel Valley, CA.
John H., 27, branding consultant from Boise, ID.
John P., 29, marketing specialist from South Norwalk, CT.
Josh, 25, lifeguard from Newport Beach, CA.
Juan, 35, general contractor from Santa Monica, CA.
Julien, 34, restauranteur from San Diego, CA.
Kiptyn, 31, business developer from Encinitas, CA.
Kyle, 26, graphic designer from Brooklyn, NY.
Mark, 26, pizza entrepreneur from Denver, CO.
Mathue, 26, personal trainer from Wichita, KS.
Michael, 25, break dance instructor from Astoria, NY.
Mike, 28, baseball camp owner from New York, NY.
Reid, 30, realtor from Philadelphia, PA.
Robby, 25, bartender from Spring, TX.
Sasha, 27, oil and gas consultant from Tiki Island, TX.
Simon, 26, soccer coach from Bradford, England
Stephen, 30, lawyer from New York, NY.
Tanner F., 28, sales representative from Derby, KS.
Tanner P., 30, financial analyst from Dallas, TX.
Wes, 32, musician from Austin, TX.

"The Bachelorette," starring Jillian Harris, premieres Monday, May 18 at 9 p.m. on ABC.

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Post by: RealityFreakWill on May 07, 2009, 10:06:31 AM
Meet Blakesley Grace Sutter!

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Meet Blakesley Grace! Bachelorette couple Ryan and Trista Sutter introduce their baby girl, now 4 ½ weeks old, in the latest issue of Life & Style.

Posing with their daughter and son Maxwell Alston, 21 months, Trista shows off the nursery and dishes on her delivery — she went into labor three weeks early, despite a scheduled c-section — choosing the family name Blakesley, and being the only successfully married pair from the ABC reality show.

 When Max was born, you had to be put under general anesthesia to have an emergency c-section. How were things different this time around?

This birth was so much easier. Blakesley was born three weeks early, and I did have another c-section, but I didn’t need general anesthesia. I just walked into the hospital and put my gown on, and then my doctor came in and said, “Okay, it’s time.”

I didn’t know you could just walk into the delivery room, because the last time, I was wheeled in on a hospital bed!

What was the best part of the delivery?

Being able to hear her cry when she came out and then seeing her right away. With Max, I was under, and I didn’t wake up until several hours later. But this time I was able to hear her first cry and see Ryan there too.

How did you come up with the name Blakesley?

It’s a family name. Ryan really loved the name Grace. At first we were calling her Gracie, but then we decided to stick with Blakesley.

How does it feel to have a little girl? Are you already having fun dressing her up?

First of all, I feel so blessed to have a boy and a girl. I can’t really dress her in girlie things yet because she’s so little, but trust me, I’m getting excited! But for now she’s wearing some of Max’s old hand-me-downs, like his onesies.

You and Ryan are the only couple from the Bachelor and Bachelorette shows to make it to the altar and start a family. What’s your secret?

You know, it’s so hard to say. I will acknowledge that it’s difficult. You meet under these crazy circumstances, and then you get separated for three months, which was super hard. And I think some people just think they’re ready and then when they see the person again, they realize those feelings just aren’t there. I didn’t set out to be the only Bachelorette to get married. I just feel lucky and blessed that my life turned out this way.

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Title: Re: The Bachelorette Season 5
Post by: RealityFreakWill on May 09, 2009, 02:00:43 PM
Episode 1 screencaps

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Title: Re: The Bachelorette Season 5
Post by: RealityFreakWill on May 13, 2009, 10:40:47 AM
Is Jillian Harris Going to Follow Melissa Rycroft onto 'Dancing with the Stars'?

Since Melissa Rycroft was dumped by Jason Mesnick on last season's "The Bachelor," her star has risen as one of the semi-finalists on "Dancing with the Stars." Does the new "Bachelorette" have similar aspirations?

"Oh, my God, no. I am the worst dancer in the world," Jillian Harris says in a phone call promoting the new season. "I could not do anything to do with dancing or singing. If I was a good dancer, yes, I would go on 'Dancing with the Stars.' My coordination is pretty bad. You need to watch the season. There are a few times when I show that I am not a good dancer."

Jillian says that the shooting schedule for "The Bachelorette" has kept her so busy that she has only had time to turn the TV on once, but she has tried to keep up with Melissa by getting the info second hand.

"I know she is in the semi-finals," Jillian says. "I miss her so much. I can't wait to see her after all this is over. I am proud of her. I know she is doing well."

The 29-year-old Canadian, who works as a restaurant interior designer, says while "DWTS" is not in her future, she wouldn't turn down the opportunity to compete on a design show.

"I love my job that I have right now," she says. "I love everything to do with my job. Would I take on a reality show that had to do with interior design? I think that would be another incredible opportunity. I would love to do something like that, but I am not here to find a career in the TV industry. I would be more than thrilled to go back to my regular life and do my restaurant design and work nine to nine again."

"The Bachelorette"'s two-hour premiere airs Monday, May 18 at 9:02 p.m. on ABC.

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Post by: RealityFreakWill on May 14, 2009, 12:24:24 PM
ABC PRESS RELEASE:

TRANSCRIPT FROM THE MAY 12 "THE BACHELORETTE"
TELECONFERENCE WITH NEW BACHELORETTE JILLIAN HARRIS

"The Bachelorette" premieres MONDAY, MAY 18 (9:02-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

Cathy Rehl:    Thank you. And welcome everybody to our first conference call of the season with Jillian Harris. We have a very unusual circumstance this time in that for the first time we are still in production with the show, while the show is going to premiere.

So Jillian will only be able to answer certain things.  She will not be able to tell you how this comes out because she can't; it hasn't finished. It will be done towards the end of May.  And I can you that right now she's in Hawaii-- somewhere in Hawaii.

And other than that, we are going to go back to our process of taking two questions per person at a time. And then we'll cycle through everybody and then you can come back and ask other questions.

You certainly can ask Jillian about last season. I know many of you can't wait to do that. But we are trying to focus on the upcoming season, so please try to limit that. We have a limited amount of time with her because as I said we are in production. So let's get started right now.

Operator:    Ladies and gentlemen, at this time if you would like to ask a question press star then the number 1 on your telephone keypad. Again that's star 1 to ask a question.

Our first question comes from the line of Paulette Cohn with ET Online.

Paulette Cohn:    Good morning, Jillian.

Jillian Harris:    Good morning, Paulie how are you?

Paulette Cohn:    I'm good. So when we talked at the end of the Bachelor you weren't sure that you wanted to do this. What was it that made you change your mind?

Jillian Harris:    Well, temptation I guess. It's just curiosity and having, getting the opportunity I think last time you asked me, I just had no idea that I would even have the opportunity.

But once you get that little ticket and somebody says, "Do you want to give this a try?" I always thought well I'm still single, and I, you know, last season was definitely hard. But I learned a lot about myself and what's the harm in giving it a shot.

Paulette Cohn:    Okay and for my second question. Can you, I know you can't tell us your situation now because it hasn't ended. But can you rate these guys? Do you think there might be somebody?

Jillian Harris:    Oh, I've learnt my lesson. I do not rate the guys. But they're just very, they're all very different. And they all make me feel differently, but I can tell you that they are wonderful guys, and I think I've made some really, really great choices.

Paulette Cohn:    Okay, thank you.

Jillian Harris:    Yes, no problem.

Operator:    Our next question comes from the line of Ruth Myles with Swerve at the Calgary Herald.

Ruth Myles:    Hi, Jillian how are you?

Jillian Harris:    Hi, how are you, say hi to Calgary for me.

Ruth Myles:    I will. it's snowing in Peace River today so...

Jillian Harris:    No, are you kidding me?

Ruth Myles:    I'm not.

Jillian Harris:    Oh my God, well I'm sorry to tell everybody that I'm sitting here watching the waves roll in.

Ruth Myles:    Oh nice. I got to ask you the first question that all of Calgary if not Canada wants to know. There's no Canadian guys in the running?

Jillian Harris:    I know.

Ruth Myles:    How did you feel about that?

Jillian Harris:    But you know what I thought of when, you know, I didn't know there was not going to be any. But when they all came out the first night, it was one of the first things that I thought. And then I sort of thought to myself, okay what if there were three or four Canadian guys. What are the chances that one of those guys would be the one that I choose?

And also what are the chances like, you know, what's better for me to find a guy that maybe lives in Seattle or along the Western Coast. Or to find a guy who lives out in Toronto.

You know what I mean so that I guess when I put it into perspective and I sort of thought, you know, I am a Canadian I am a very proud Canadian. But I've learned a lot that there's not a huge difference between American guys and Canadian guy so I'm okay with that.

Ruth Myles:    Okay and I have to ask you what do you eat on your hot dogs?

Jillian Harris:    Mustard.

Ruth Myles:    You're a straight mustard.

Jillian Harris:    Well I like to load it up but mustard and sauerkraut.

Ruth Myles:    Oh interesting combination.

Jillian Harris:    Yes.

Ruth Myles:    Okay thanks so much.

Jillian Harris:    Thank you.

Operator:    Our next question comes from the line of Tim Malloy with TVGuide.com.

Tim Malloy:    Hi, thank you for doing this.

Jillian Harris:    Hi, how are you?

Tim Malloy:    Good.

Jillian Harris:    Good.

Tim Malloy:    For my first question I wanted to ask (Mike Fleiss) told us that he talked to Melissa Rycroft and also, I'm forgetting her name right now.

Jillian Harris:    Molly.

Tim Malloy:    Molly right. Before approaching you and I just wanted to see if you felt like third place or if you ever felt like a third choice?

Jillian Harris:    I was a third choice on last season. I know what that feels like.  I'm comfortable with that. But no, but I mean really, in all honesty, it's like obviously there's going to be other people that are considered for this role. And I'm not sure if you've read anything about my views on me being selected.

But honestly I'm just a short little hyper quirky Canadian and I actually don't feel like I fit the mold of the Bachelorette very well. And I was very surprised that they asked me. So it's no it doesn't come as a surprise to me that they would have asked Melissa and Molly. They're both very beautiful like talented outgoing personable girls.

And just also me being placed third on the Bachelor. Sort of naturally places either one of them as the natural choice. So I mean no it doesn't make me feel like I'm third. It makes me feel really happy that they declined.

Tim Malloy:    I also wanted to ask and first, I hope you give yourself as much credit as you give them, you deserve it.

Jillian Harris:    Thank you.

Tim Malloy:    But secondly, you mentioned that your father's jaw dropped after the hot tub scene last season.

Jillian Harris:    Yes.

Tim Malloy:    The show really strongly insinuated that you and also the other contestants basically had relations with this guy. And I just wanted to see if there was anything you wanted to clear the air about or help (unintelligible) I guess.

Jillian Harris:    Sorry what was your name?

Tim Malloy:    Tim Malloy.

Jillian Harris:    Tim I think that that's probably the most inappropriate question ever.

Tim Malloy:    Really?

Jillian Harris:    Well yes and like I'm normally really a really open girl about all these kind of things. But I mean it's one of those things, that anybody can assume that I had a steamy make out session with Jason and I went in the hot tub. That him and I quote unquote "did it." And we can also assume that every Bachelor and Bachelorette in history has done it with those people.

But unfortunately what you don't see on camera is what, and I think it's one of those things that it's like what if I turn the question on you and ask you if you had sex last night?

Tim Malloy:    Well, the reason I was asking is because the show really insinuated it.

Jillian Harris:    Yes.

Tim Malloy:    And if that wasn't the case I wanted to give you a chance to clear the air if you wanted to.

Jillian Harris:    Yes I mean...

Tim Malloy:    Or to not answer it, you know, there's no gun to your head.

Jillian Harris:    You know what it's like even if I had or hadn't I don't think that's a topic that I would even want to talk with. And I know like, and actually you, and I give you huge credit for having the guts to ask that question. Because I know it's a question that everybody wants to ask.

But I always find it really funny like a few people asked my mom that question after last season. And my mom didn't know how to answer it and I just told her tell people it's inappropriate to ask that question.

And I think being a 30-year-old grown woman who is very successful in her career. And has a great, you know, background and great morals and great values people can take a look at me and who I am as a person. And they're entitled to their opinion.

Tim Malloy:    I think my reason for asking is really knowing what we know now about Jason I think people, definitely our readers, view him negatively.

Jillian Harris:    Yes.

Tim Malloy:    When they believe that he had, you know, hooked up with three different women over the course of this. Knowing that two of them, at least probably two of them were going home.

Jillian Harris:    But what about all the other bachelors and bachelorettes?

Tim Malloy:    I'm not talking about them.

Jillian Harris:    I know yes ,I honestly think that Jason is a really great guy and I think that being in the position that he's in now. I definitely and even after he let me go last season.

Whatever, you know, steamy make out session we had I don't feel like he led me on. He is going through the process to make sure that he makes the right choices.

And sometimes, you know, a good steamy make out session with somebody can enlighten you and say you know what I didn't feel that spark that I was looking for.

And don't get me wrong like, I'm not really offended. I was actually waiting for that question and it's funny how it fires me up. Because I am doing something that's very public and I am putting my love life on the line publicly.

But, you know, it's like let's say I had slept with Jason then I don't think that's anybody's business. And let's say I hadn't slept with Jason and that also is nobody's business.

And I think that this is where I'm being really stubborn and I could say right now I did not sleep with him just to make myself look better. But I don't want to do that because I don't want to for people to feel entitled for them to know that information.

Tim Malloy:    Okay, well thank you very much.

Jillian Harris:    Sorry Tim, I'm sorry if I came over a little bit harsh but that's the one thing I feel really strongly about.

Operator:    Our next question comes from the line of Mike Hughes with TV America.

Mike Hughes:    Hey thanks. And I didn't have sex last night but that's not the discussion here. Hey let me ask one of the things that people were intrigued by is just, you know, Vancouver, you know, is interesting enough. But coming from a place like Peace River just sounds so interesting and exotic and so forth.

Give us a little more of a feeling, did you grow up, did you spend your whole childhood in Peace River? And how did that form you as a person?

Jillian Harris:    I spent yes my whole childhood.  I was born and raised in Peace River and I believe I moved out when I was about 19. And honestly, you know, like I'm going to start to get teary-eyed just thinking about it.

But I loved growing up there. It was just like, it was full of being an old soul because you learn to communicate with people your own age and adults and you're always camping and fishing and spending time outdoors.

A lot of family barbecues a lot of just like, you know, I grew up in a town where I could stay out running around the woods till 7:00 or 8:00 at night and come home. And nobody would be worried about me.

I came from a town where my auntie lived right across the street and I could run down and say hi to her and have a coffee and nobody would worry about me. So, it's just it's a great, great little town and most of my friends and family still live there. And I wish I don't know sometimes I wish I was a lot closer that's for sure.

Mike Hughes:    Yes, that's what a lot of us wish we were now, yes.

Jillian Harris:    Yes.

Mike Hughes:    And just one other thing to kind of explain when you called yourself a short little quirky Canadian. All which are things I enjoy. First of all be specific how short are you and just give us an example of quirky?

Jillian Harris:    I am 5ft 2ins.

Mike Hughes:    Okay.

Jillian Harris:    Maybe 5ft 3ins on a good day. And I think I'm just quirky because I mean, when it comes to sex appeal, I don't know how much I have. But I know I'm just, I love to make people laugh. I love to stand up for myself as you've just heard. I love speak what's on my mind, I love to find humor in everything.

I have been known to like, I don't know, I'm just, I'm just all about funny, you know I just love being funny. And I love telling good jokes and making people laugh. And I'm not afraid to look silly and to make fun of myself in order to make somebody else laugh.

Mike Hughes:    Cool, thanks a lot.

Jillian Harris:    No problem thank you.

Operator:    Our next question comes from the line of Stephanie Zolis with TV Guide.

Stephanie Zolis:    Hi Jillian. This season there were more bachelors on the show than ever before. Did you find the situation a little bit overwhelming?

Jillian Harris:    Oh my God, yes. I was overwhelmed when there was 25 guys and when the extra five came out. Yes, I was very overwhelmed I didn't know how to react. And how to, you know, you're spreading yourself thin if you've got one night to try to connect with 30 suitors. And remember all their names and where they're from and what they do for a living. It's very hard.

Stephanie Zolis:    And part of the reason Jason chose Melissa first off was he said he had to, he kind of showed some reservations about choosing the wild card and taking that risk.

Have you thought about how you're going to base your decision in the end and how have you made the decision so far in eliminating the bachelors?

Jillian Harris:    Well, I have to admit it's way harder than I thought. And you know I have all these different things going through my mind. You know, do I pick the guy who has everything I want on paper? Do I pick the guy who makes me laugh and would be my best friend? Do I pick the guy who makes my heart go pitter patter? Do I pick the guy that everybody else likes?

It's, or do I pick the guy I know America is going to love but not me? It's like so difficult to know how to choose the right person in the end. And as you know I have not chosen that person yet, so I'm still struggling with that decision.

But I think I'm just trying to look at all of those things I just told you and make sure that one of those four or five things are there. And continue to spend time with them and really, like I kept on telling myself last season. If I saw one of those guys walking down the street and I met them in a pub with peanuts on the floor.

Would I be attracted to them? Would I want to call them the next day? Would I be excited for them to walk through the door 50 years from now? And I think that's what I keep on trying to think of. And it's hard to put yourself in that state of mind when you're in this beautiful tropical fairy tale paradise. But that's what I keep on telling myself.

Stephanie Zolis:    So relating it back to real life...

Jillian Harris:    Exactly yes.

Stephanie Zolis:    ...to see if it works with the bachelor, okay that's great. Thanks.

Jillian Harris:    You're welcome.

Operator:    Our next question comes from the line of Rita Sherrow with the Tulsa World.

Rita Sherrow:    Hi Jillian thanks for taking the call.

Jillian Harris:    No problem Rita.

Rita Sherrow:    I was wondering in the initial meeting with the guys there was a guy named Brian from Oklahoma who swooped you up. Did that make a good impression?

Jillian Harris:    Oh, funny that you guys already know this stuff already because I have not seen anything. But yes I thought it made a good impression, I mean I think it was really cute and it was outgoing and he was taking a big risk in trying to stand out.

So yes, just really as far first impressions are concerned as long as a guy isn't rude or negative. Then you're making a good impression whatever you're trying to do.

Rita Sherrow:    Did you find it hard, well I'm sure you did find it hard, with 30 people when you actually had to cut 10 of them. I mean it wasn't like I didn't get to these, you know, three or four beyond, "hello, nice to meet you," you know, "what's your name?" It's 10 of them how do you eliminate 10 and I know you have to but?

Jillian Harris:    I actually and I might eat my words later. Maybe after I get to know them after watching the show a little bit more those 10 guys. But I feel like that night I was I did I got so much rest.

And I treated it almost like a job like I had to be on all the time, I had to be aware. I really feel like I got enough time and I did find it difficult I felt like I was very exhausted. I don't even want say by the end of the night because it was pretty much morning by the time you're done that evening.

The guys were all great, my problem as I've had this whole season, is this isn't Mr. Congeniality it's who is going to be best with quirky short Canadian Jill.  And so it was difficult for me to disappoint them but I've always, I've felt very confident in my decisions at every rose ceremony.

Rita Sherrow:    And what did you take into this season that you learned with Jason?

Jillian Harris:    Just to be open and vulnerable and to be myself. And by being myself it doesn't mean that I'm always making the right decisions or always reacting the way I would hope.

But being yourself means, you know, you're tired and you haven't slept, you know, in eight days. And you're juggling 15, 16, 20 guys and you break down and you cry or whatever being yourself, just be yourself. And do deal with the situation as it comes and try to have fun whenever you can.

I think that's what I learned last season. I think I was so afraid to show emotion and I was so afraid to be vulnerable, that I may have sold myself short, and in this season, I'm definitely not doing that.

Rita Sherrow:    Thank you so much.

Jillian Harris:    No problem.

Operator:    Our next question comes from the line of Jim Halterman with Futon Critic.

Jim Halterman:    Hey how are you today?

Jillian Harris:    Good, how are you John?

Jim Halterman:    I'm doing great.  It's Jim.

Jillian Harris:    Oh Jim sorry.

Jim Halterman:    That's okay, no worries. I want to know if you have surprised yourself at who you've been attracted to. Because like you said, you know, you can kind of see on paper what you want. But then when you actually meet somebody things can surprise you. Have you gotten that at all?

Jillian Harris:    Absolutely, I mean like I said before, it's like I, you know, there's guys that I would keep because they're exactly what I want on paper. But maybe they don't make me feel the way I should.

And then there's the guys that make me feel the way I should but they're nothing of what I wanted on paper. And, you know, it's it is definitely confusing but I have for sure surprised myself.

But with the feelings that I have with, you know, the guys that are left is really the ultimate goal. So I have had to kind of throw that piece of paper away.

Jim Halterman:    Okay and I love your hot dog theory.  Did you employ that at all with the guys that are still left in the competition?

Jillian Harris:    Oh, these guys give me a run for my money and they're not buying the whole hot dog thing. So I tried, I've tried to play the hot dog thing on them but they're not buying it.

So we've had a little bit of fun with it and they all, they definitely know what my favorite foods are by now. And they know why I love mustard and I love hot dogs. But other than that it hasn't, I don't think I'll be the hot dog girl this season.

Jim Halterman:    All right, best of luck, thanks.

Jillian Harris:    Thank you so much.

Operator:    Our next question comes from the line of Rick Porter with Zap2it.com.

Rick Porter:    Hi Jillian, how are you?

Jillian Harris:    Good how are you?

Rick Porter:    Good. Because I'm just wondering given all that happened with Jason and the enormous criticism he came under last season and your answer to that earlier question. Why the hell do you want to put your romantic life out there in front of millions of people every week?

Jillian Harris:    Right, yes and I start finding myself getting heated when answering the questions. Then I kind of thought to myself, right, I did put myself in this situation.

That's the one question I don't feel like is appropriate. But I'm putting my romantic life out there on public, not my sex life or anything like that. I think that I am, I, like I said believe, I'm successful. I have great values, great morals. I'm a family girl. I volunteer for Big Brothers and Big Sisters.

I'm not here to date and mess around with 30 guys. I'm here to hopefully find the person I'm going to spend the rest of my life with. And that is a very very serious thing for me.

And if I have to go through the same criticism that Jason went through, and maybe even make the same bad decisions, I hope that I don't.  But I'm here to find that person and I'm really serious and very passionate about it.

So to be in the public eye for a couple of months in order to find a lifelong happiness for me is totally worth it.

Rick Porter:    And do you feel, I mean obviously you're still in the process of everything. I mean the show doesn't have the greatest track record in doing that.

Jillian Harris:    Right.

Rick Porter:    That do you feel like you're on the right track?

Jillian Harris:    Well, trust me, neither does the dating scene back home. Doesn't have the best track record either. I can tell you that if I walked down the street and I bumped into any of the guys that I have left right now. I strongly believe that I would, my jaw would drop to the floor, I would go home in a mad panic and wonder what I should do next. How I should call this person what I should wear to the next date.

And I probably would end up being with one of those people for a long time. I can't tell you whether it would end in marriage. But all of the people that I have left are remarkable people that I have not met anybody like these guys.

Rick Porter:    Okay.

Jillian Harris:    Yes, no problem.

Operator:    Our next question comes from the line of Tanitia William with Us Weekly Magazine.

Tanitia Williams:    Hi, Jillian.

Jillian Harris:    Hi, how are you?

Tanitia Williams:    Fine.

Jillian Harris:    Good.

Tanitia Williams:    I was wondering now that the tables are turned. What has been the best thing about being the Bachelorette so far?

Jillian Harris:    Other than the fact that I'm sitting on my balcony watching the waves roll in in Hawaii?

Tanitia Williams:    Absolutely yes.

Jillian Harris:    I think the best part is, oh boy, I think well I think I've learned so much about myself last season. But it's hard not being not wearing the pants I guess. You know last season it was hard to remember that I still have to do what's best for me.

But this season, I think I'm even realizing more who I am and what sort of qualities I have to give. And what qualities I'm looking for and I get to make those calls. And I get to make those shots.

And I also feel like, I mean I don't know I haven't lived in the shoes of anybody else who has done this. But I feel like I've been really open and really honest and sometimes too honest. And I've really encouraged the guys to do the same thing.

And I feel like I've had a really open mind with all the guys, you know, somebody tells me something that's really surprising and really shocking. As long as they are honest and as long as they're trying to put themselves out there. There's nothing bad you could say.

So I think that's what I love about doing it this time is that I'm writing the story. And I think it's a lot of fun.

Tanitia Williams:    Absolutely, so do you and Jason are you still friends? Do you remain friends and keep in touch?

Jillian Harris:    Well, I made a conscious decision when I the day I decided to do this. Jason actually was helping me quite a bit make up my mind to do this. He is somebody that I talked to and he really supported me and Melissa supported me. And all the other girls supported me.

But when I knew I made the decision and when I realized okay I'm making the decision to find somebody new. And I had to sort of cut off my relationship with Jason. But it's temporary, and I will definitely be friends with him after all this is over.

I know that what, you know, how people view him but he followed his heart and he made a huge move and he put his reputation on the line. But it's for love and I feel like, you know, right now they're still together and they're still happy. So hopefully they'll prove everybody wrong.

Tanitia Williams:    Absolutely.

Jillian Harris:    Yes.

Tanitia Williams:    And if you were invited to the wedding, if Jason and Molly were to get married would you go?

Jillian Harris:    Oh, that's a good question, okay so this is a part of me that's really open and honest. I feel like if this goes the way I want it to go and I am in a I guess the romantic place that I want to be.

I think I would go for sure.  I can't imagine me showing up to their wedding solo. But yes, I would go if I find what I'm looking for, I would go and I don't know why that makes a difference but I'm just being honest, that's how I feel. I would have a hard time showing up solo but if I find someone I'll go.

Tanitia Williams:    Absolutely, well it sounds like you're going to have a great time. I can't wait to see the final.

Jillian Harris:    Thank you so much.

Operator:    Our next question comes from the line of Monica Sotomayor with Flash News.

Monica Sotomayor:    Hi, Jillian, thanks for your time today.

Jillian Harris:    Hi, Monica, thank you.

Monica Sotomayor:    I was actually just wondering have you ever had, you know, guys vying for your affection, you know, in high school or grade school or anything like that? Obviously not 30 guys at once but, you know?

Jillian Harris:    Honestly, I don't think so I mean my friends will probably be yelling at me right now if they were sitting here saying "yes you have." But I've had a lot of relationships and I've dated a lot of really great guys.

In high school I was sort of the class clown I think. I wasn't really, yes I think I always had one solid boyfriend I never dated a lot. And in the last five years I'd say the roster has been really dry.

Monica Sotomayor:    Okay got it. Now you mentioned several times, you know, how you really enjoy the quirky aspect of your personality, you're proud of it. Are you hoping to find a guy who is just as quirky and unique. Maybe has, you know, little weird habits and things like that?

Jillian Harris:    Well I think I was hoping for that and I've been learning so much about myself in the last couple of years. I definitely know that I that it's hard for me to be with somebody that is as quirky and sort of bubbly as me. Because it's a lot of energy in a room and it probably would give us both a headache.

Monica Sotomayor:    Yes.

Jillian Harris:    So but I need somebody who embraces it and who finds humor in it. And who also has a little, yes, some humor and some of their own quirky, you know, characteristics for sure. I definitely don't want perfection I'm not looking for perfection.

Monica Sotomayor:    Okay, perfect. Have you ever had a boyfriend that just had like a really weird habit that you were, able to kind of accept just because you do seem like a very accepting person?

Jillian Harris:    Well, since I'm not, since I've since broken up with all of them or they've broken up with me. I don't know, there was one boyfriend that I dated and he loved EBay, like loved EBay.

And he knows who he is he's probably going to kill me right now. But anything to do with EBay.  He and I bought all his clothes on EBay and I thought it was really cute. And he actually got me hooked on it for the longest time.

But it was one of those things, it's like it's weird, but I think that's what makes everybody unique and different. And that to me is what's really attractive is if somebody can say this is who I am yes it's a bit strange but it's me.

Monica Sotomayor:    Yes, definitely makes it fun.

Jillian Harris:    Exactly.

Monica Sotomayor:    Great.  Thanks a lot Jillian, good luck.

Jillian Harris:    No problem thank you.

Operator:    Our next question comes from the line of Monica Rizzo with People.

Monica Rizzo:    Hey Jillian.

Jillian Harris:    Hi, Monica how are you?

Monica Rizzo:    I'm good thank you, how are you?

Jillian Harris:    Good.

Monica Rizzo:    You're in Hawaii, you poor thing.

Jillian Harris:    Oh my gosh and it is so beautiful today it's just gorgeous.

Monica Rizzo:    So do you get swept up in the moment? I know you're I don't know if you've said I joined the call late, where you are in the process. But when you're in a romantic setting can you think level headedly?

Jillian Harris:    Honestly, I mean I don't know if anybody will believe me when I say this. But I think it works, I think I would have an easier time falling in love and being swept of my feet if I was back in my home town or their home town.

I feel like when I'm in this beautiful place because you are getting swept off your feet. It's harder to think about reality, I am constantly, like I'll go up to my room and shut all the curtains. And think to myself who do I see coming through the door after a long day of work? After being married for 25 years?

Who do I see comforting me after, you know, I lose somebody down the road. Or who do I see on my wedding day or just those normal those fixing my tire when it's broken.

And so being here in Hawaii and, as you know, we've been to Spain. Has been so amazing and so wonderful. But I'm a very cautious person with all this I take it very seriously.

So I'm sort of like okay put the palm trees and beauty and the coconuts and my ties aside. Just look at the person just for who they are. So I don't think that, I don't think that any of this is distracting me at all.

Monica Rizzo:    Thanks and are you able to say where you are in the narrowing down selection process?

Cathy Rehl:    No, she's not.

Jillian Harris:    I'm not allowed.

Monica Rizzo:    Okay.

Cathy Rehl:    All we said was it will be over by the end of the month.

Monica Rizzo:    All right, well enjoy.

Jillian Harris:    Thank you.

Monica Rizzo:    Thank you.

Operator:    Our next question comes from the line of Jeane Jakle with San Antonio Express.

Jeane Jakle:    Hi, how are you doing Jillian?

Jillian Harris:    Hi ,I'm great how are you?

Jeane Jakle:    Good. I'm kind of intrigued by this Texan who is a financial analyst. But anyway his name is Tanner P.

Jillian Harris:    Oh yes.

Jeane Jakle:    And he said immediately he was obsessed with your feet.

Jillian Harris:    Yes.

Jeane Jakle:    Could you elaborate on that a little?

Jillian Harris:    I can't elaborate on it too much. But Tanner has a foot fetish and he loves feet and I think it was really cute. I mean I don't really love my feet, my one toe is longer than the other toes and they're wrinkly. But he found them really beautiful, so yes, I mean he's a doll. So I think that his foot fetish was really cute.

Jeane Jakle:    So you didn't mind that at all?

Jillian Harris:    No, like you say these are the quirky things that make people unique and make people stand out, and I love it when people embrace their differences. I love it when people can say like I have a foot fetish and that's me. I love that I think that's very attractive.

Jeane Jakle:    I know it's hard to remember but were there any, I'm from Texas, so were there any other Texans that stood out at the very beginning?

Jillian Harris:    There was actually quite few Texans.

Jeane Jakle:    Yes.

Jillian Harris:    There was Bobby and there was Wes and there was Tanner we just talked about. And there was Jake and all of those guys are really incredibly guys and I don't know if it's the water down there. Or the country music but you guys are doing something right.

Jeane Jakle:    Thank you so much.

Cathy Rehl:    She can't be too specific about any of that.

Jillian Harris:    Yes.

Jeane Jakle:    Okay, I realize that, thank you.

Operator:    Our next question comes from the line of Ruth Myles with the Swerve at the Calgary Herald.

Ruth Myles:    I'm back, hi Jillian.

Jillian Harris:    Hi, how are you?

Ruth Myles:    I'm good still.

Jillian Harris:    Good.

Ruth Myles:    I was just going to say touching on, you know, the world of hurt that's possible with reality TV with the backlash against Jason. And the current situation with Jon & Kate Plus 8.

What thoughts have you given to reconciling, you know, your life basically being other people's entertainment?

Jillian Harris:    Well I'm going to be perfectly honest that is something that I do think about a lot. I'm a people pleaser and so naturally I want everybody to like me.

Ruth Myles:    Yes.

Jillian Harris:    And it's really scary but like I said before my the possibility of me finding somebody and this whole experience. Just all the guys that I've met and the places I've traveled and the feelings that I've had, make it worth it.

And I hope, you know, all I can say is that I hope that the Jill that I know that is open and honest and vulnerable and sincere and wants to make people laugh and wants to be a good person is the person that you guys see.

And I also hope that if I make a decision or I react a way that people think isn't appropriate or that people want to judge, I just hope that everybody can put themselves in my shoes and know that I am aware that I am not perfect.

And I'm okay with that and I believe the everybody is entitled to their opinions but before making an opinion, they would put themselves in my shoes.

And, you know, it's scary because I embrace my imperfections I look at everybody who is in the limelight.  And who is in those tabloids including Jason and that scandal with the Jon Plus 8.

And all it does is make me realize that everybody makes mistakes. And everybody nobody is perfect. And I just have to go out there with that mindset and hope that people just appreciate me for that.

And if I am one of those people that, you know, they always say that when you're one of the contestants, you're the underdog. And everybody loves you but when you're the Bachelorette or Bachelor and you're wearing the pants you are judged more.

And I am very aware of that and I am scared of that. But I signed up for this and I'm just going to own it and I'm going, I haven't made a decision yet that I regret.

But I can't say that I haven't made any bad decisions, you know, so I'm just going to deal with it. And cross my fingers and hope that I represent myself well.

Ruth Myles:    And speaking of decisions, you know, hypothetically speaking if there is no, you know, commitment, love match. Are you willing not to choose one of the guys because there's got to be tons of pressure for the fairy tale ending on this?

Jillian Harris:    Yes that's something I've been thinking about a lot. And as you know broadcast live there's no, you know, there's nobody saying that I have to get engaged.

And that's something again it's like the whole being traveling and getting swept off my feet. I don't want to get engaged or commit myself to somebody just because I signed up for this.

I want to commit myself to them because I'm crazy about them and that is one thing I'm sure that in the end if you do see me choosing somebody. Or you do see me not choosing somebody I'll be making that decision not because I'm the Bachelorette but because those are my true feelings.

And that's all I mean and that's something that I've thought about. The two things that you've just brought up is, you know, what if I don't find somebody. And what everybody says to me after this is over, those are my two biggest concerns.

Ruth Myles:    It's very (unintelligible) of you.

Jillian Harris:    Yes, no kidding. But you miss 100% of shots you don't take, right, Wayne Gretsky?

Ruth Myles:    Yes.

Jillian Harris:    And you just have to go out there and give it a shot and see what happens.

Ruth Myles:    Best of luck. Seriously, everybody up here is just like "yay for Jillian" so.

Jillian Harris:    Thank you so much.

Ruth Myles:    You're welcome.

Jillian Harris:    Thank you.

Operator:    Our next question comes from the line of Lindsay Ward with Sun Media.

Lindsay Ward:    How Jillian how are you doing?

Jillian Harris:    Hi, Lindsay. I'm doing great.

Lindsay Ward:    Good. As a Canadian girl you probably haven't dated a lot of Americans. What do you find attractive about them?

Jillian Harris:    You know people are people, and they are really not that much different than Canadians. I can say that they are more forward but maybe I'm just seeing a more forward side of them because of the position that they're in.

One of the hardest things I found dating back home is, and maybe it's me too, is that everybody just tries to be so chill and be your friend and like, "Hey dude what's up?" And it's hard to put yourself out on the line and say, "I like you I want to date you."

And I felt like for me that didn't happen a lot back home. So other than that I don't know these American guys were tons of fun. And I don't know aside from accents, there's a lot of different accents. Which I can't judge because I've got one myself.

Lindsay Ward:    Thank you.

Jillian Harris:    Thank you.

Operator:    Again ladies and gentlemen that's star 1 to ask a question. Our next question comes from the line of Tanitia Williams with Us Weekly magazine.

Tanitia Williams:    Hi Jillian. I wanted to ask you have you watched Melissa on Dancing With The Stars and find out if you voted for her and what you thought?

Jillian Harris:    I haven't been able to watch her. I mean I don't know if anybody knows how crazy the schedule is here. But there's not a lot of time for any TV watching. I don't think I've turned a TV on, I've turned a TV on maybe once since I started all of this.

But I have been keeping my eye on her and I've been asking a lot. And I know that she is in the semi-finals. And I miss her so much, I cannot wait to see her after all this is over. So I'm so proud of her, I can't wait to see her and I know she's doing well.

Tanitia Williams:    And in the event, like a previous reporter asked that you didn't find love on the show hopefully you will. Would you be willing to go on Dancing With The Stars also?

Jillian Harris:    No, oh my God, no, I am the worst dancer in the world. I could not do anything to do with dancing or singing. No, I would, no, if I was a good dancer, yes I would go. I would go on Dancing With The Stars.

Tanitia Williams:    Well that's the whole point of it though, you know, they train you they, you know, they mold you?

Jillian Harris:    I don't know I'm pretty bad, my coordination I think you better wait and watch the season. I think there's a few times where I'll show you I'm not a good dancer.

Tanitia Williams:    All right thanks a lot.

Jillian Harris:    Let's choose something else maybe that has to do with interior design maybe I would do that.

Tanitia Williams:    Oh, okay. Thank you.

Jillian Harris:    No problem.

Operator:    Our next question comes from the line of Mike Hughes with TV America.

Mike Hughes:    Hello, I just have a quick one. You know, the women have had the only success. Bachelorette has had some success and Bachelor hasn't had any. Do you think that's just coincidence or is there a reason?

Is it possible that the women are a little better at being in a selecting position?

Jillian Harris:    Oh, I don't think it's a coincidence I think women are a lot smarter than men when it comes to this kind of thing. That's going to be my shortest answer today.

Mike Hughes:    Okay and then my other question is this one. You said something about interior designing. You know we've got a ton of those shows in the U.S. we got a ton of good new reality interior design shows. When this is all done would you be interested in doing one of those shows that?

Jillian Harris:    I okay I love my job that I have right now. I do restaurant design and I love everything to do with my job. But would I do would I take on a reality show that had to do with interior design?

I think that would be another incredible opportunity and I would love. I think that I would love to do something like that. But I'm not here to find a career in the TV industry.

I would be more than thrilled to go back to my regular life and do my restaurant design and work nine to five. Right nine-to-five, yes, right, nine-to-nine again and so whatever happens, happens. But I'm pretty open to all those possibilities for sure.

Mike Hughes:    Okay, cool, thanks.

Jillian Harris:    We have to go?

Operator:    Again, ladies and gentlemen that's star 1.

Jillian Harris:    Sorry.

Cathy Rehl:    That's okay we're almost at the end of our time.  We can take like one more question.

Jillian Harris:    Okay sure.

Operator:    Again ladies and gentlemen that's star 1.

Cathy Rehl:    Okay.

Operator:    And we have no questions in queue at this time.

Jillian Harris:    Thank you.

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Title: Re: The Bachelorette Season 5
Post by: RealityFreakWill on May 19, 2009, 10:05:17 AM
FIRST ELIMINATION ROUND!

First Impression Rose:
David

Nineteen Roses Given out:

Jake (thank god, he's one of my faves)
Jesse
Wes (he has the country music goin')
Mathue
Michael
Robert
Ed
Reid
Simon
Kiptyn (he's my absolute fave)
Mike
Brian
sasha
Julien
Tanner P
Mark
Brad
Tanner F
Juan (he's so sauve and very slick!)
Title: Re: The Bachelorette Season 5
Post by: RealityFreakWill on May 19, 2009, 02:00:01 PM
Chris Harrison blogs 'The Bachelorette' season premiere

 Well hello, my friends -- oh how I've missed you. Just look what you people have done to me: This time last year I had never even blogged before and now I Twitter. I Twitter! What has happened to me? I'm so hip next thing you know I'll be wearing Ed Hardy shirts and riding a motorcycle. (By the way guys, if that's your thing no offense -- women really love that!) The last season was so mentally and emotionally draining I wasn't really sure I was ready to jump back in the water so quickly with another season. I arrived the first night and found Jillian getting her makeup done. She hopped up with that infectious smile of hers and gave me a big hug. She was a breath of fresh air, and I knew right then we were ready to go again. I've done so many interviews where I've tried to describe what's so great about Jillian; the best way to sum it all up is what you see is what you get. She's the real deal and any of these guys will be lucky to end up with her -- and I'm truly hoping that happens.  Notice I said hoping: For the first time in Bachelor/Bachelorette history, the show is premiering while we're still in production. So if somebody tells you they know how all this ends, you should also ask them for future lottery ticket numbers. 

I'm sure you noticed we are back in the same house. I love shooting at this house; not only is it close to where I live, but it looks great on TV. Once again, huge props to the art department and lighting for making everything look so fantastic. I wish you all could meet the small army that works so hard to make this show so good. The first night is always a long one and this one was no different. We did have one little twist for Jillian: About half way through the night, I brought five more guys in. I really didn't think much of this, that is until I saw everybody's reaction. I figured it would be fun and Jillian would be excited -- the more the merrier, right?  The original 25 guys got pretty territorial, and Jilli got a bit overwhelmed. I think she had just gotten a handle on everything when I threw her the curve ball.  She ended up handling it like a pro and that's a good thing, because she ended up keeping most of the new guys. 

Speaking of, lets talk about the guys and the cocktail party. (Hold on, 'cause here comes a bunch of random thoughts about the guys and the night.) "On a scale of one to Bilbro... I'm Bilbro."  Greg, I'm gonna miss you the most of all. Greg was certainly not the one for Jilli, but damn he would have been outstanding entertainment.  Brian, "Hot tub Harris"... great line. That's gonna stick. Kyle, if your gonna roll up on The Bachelorette in a Members Only jacket, you can't think you have game -- you better have major game. No rose for Kyle, and we lost our only member. Greg and Mike challenge each other to a break off -- not since the '80s has such a battle been waged. Know this people: The rec center not only wasn't saved this time, it burned to the ground. In the end, in my humble breakin' opinion, Greg did get served and Mike stomped the yard. (Can somebody get Kyle's Members Only jacket for me please?)

Tanner P's foot fetish...  Let me tell you, at this point Jillian didn't know anything about his odd desires.  Don't worry -- this story isn't over yet!  You can bet your left pinky toe on that. Dave got the first impression rose -- what a perfect example of what a great women Jilli is. Dave really fell all over himself trying to speak when he got out of the limo, and I think Jillian knew his ego had taken a bit of a shot and he was embarrassed. Jillian really gave him a shot in the arm by giving him the first impression rose.  Class move, Jilli!  Wondering what you guys think of Wes and his song for Jillian. I know some of the guys were put off, but it worked on Jillian, and isn't that what really matters most? 

The first rose ceremony was one of the weirdest scenes I've ever walked into on this show.  It felt like there were 50 guys in that room. I know it's only five more than normal, but it just felt very crowded in there. We went from 30 down to 20, so obviously the numbers are going to be a little different each week. This, oddly enough, really changed the show. (We'll discuss this more in the upcoming weeks.) Let me say this before I go, after nineteen roses I know you were confused, and thank God I was there to let you know there was one final rose left. What would you do without me?  Wait, don't answer that! I need the job. It's good to be back, and I'm glad you're back with me. It's a great season and I think you'll all enjoy the ride.

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Title: Re: The Bachelorette Season 5
Post by: RealityFreakWill on May 26, 2009, 07:58:46 AM
EPISODE TWO ELIMINATION RESULTS:

1ST GROUP DATE
Wes got a rose

1 ON 1 DATE (private concert with Martina McBride)
Jake got a rose

2ND GROUP DATE
Mike got a rose

ROSE CEREMONY (roses given out)

Juan (he got the most votes by the guys to leave but was saved by Jillian)
Jesse
David
Ed
Sasha
Mark
Michael
Tanner P.
Kiptyn
Reid
Robby
Tanner F.
Brad
Title: Re: The Bachelorette Season 5
Post by: RealityFreakWill on May 26, 2009, 08:06:49 AM
Chris Harrison blogs 'The Bachelorette': Episode 2

If you're new to this blog, and it appears we have some new readers, I usually start off by answering or responding to some of your comments. But this week I want to start by letting you know I'm writing this the night before our final rose ceremony. By the time you read this, the season will be officially wrapped. This is the first time in the history of the show we have still been in production while the show is on the air. Now, on to your comments.

Teacher, you are correct -- I am not a master of the written or spoken word. I should be better with my grammar and set a better example for my kids. Just not sure that ain't gonna happen... oops! No, it didn't rain before episode one. This is where TV and common sense run in different directions: The director wants the driveway wet so it looks good on TV. Meanwhile, wardrobe puts Jillian in a full-length light colored gown. Not a good combination. What you guys didn't see is when Jillian was walking in and out of the house, I was trailing behind her holding her dress off the wet cement so it wouldn't get trashed.  It didn't help much. Somebody mentioned at rose ceremonies that names are written on the roses to help Jillian know who to call. Not true, but that's a really cool idea. Not sure the art department would be up for that little plan. For those who asked, you can find me on twitter @chrisbharrison. Sorry, just not up to the Facebook challenge yet -- baby steps. Glad to see there's still some outraged haters out there. I'd hate to think that everybody was happy and content. Oh, and not sure what you meant by asking if I like to get wet like Jeff Probst -- but all of a sudden I felt as creeped out as Jillian's feet. Now, on to episode 2!

It's always fun to move the guys into the outhouse, or "bunkhouse" as these guys end up calling it. It's not a huge surprise, but this season moving 20 guys into that space was pretty funny. It was so packed in there they were sleeping in single bunks right next to each other. One outdoor shower and one bathroom -- stuff we would never do to the group of women, sorry fellas. I know you love the behind the scenes tidbits, so here's a bunch from this episode you won't read or hear about anywhere else. The group race for Jillian was fun. Pretty funny leaving Michael up on the balcony, as he was acting all cocky expecting the rose. Wes ended up winning the competition and dinner.  More importantly, this is also where the guys begin to question his motives and intentions. One of the coolest dates this year (especially for Jillian, given that she's such a country fan) was the concert with Martina McBride. The date started out with Jillian looking sexy driving off with Jake in this purple Stingray. What you didn't see that wasn't so sexy was Jillian having to sit on three pillows so we could see her on camera and she could see over the steering wheel. Turns out, Martina is a big fan of the show and really wanted to be a part of it.  We had conference calls where Martina was pitching ideas on how to get involved in the date. She was awesome on stage and awesome to deal with. Thanks Martina!

On the group date, Mike ran into the ocean in a bikini. He actually bought those off of some random guy on the beach for $10. Jillian thought that was very funny, and he ended up getting the rose for it.  (Running in a bikini, funny... Brian going full nude at the party, not so much. We'll discuss that more later.) Many of you commented on Tanner P. and his foot fetish. The truth about his obsession came out in this episode. I talked to Jillian today, and she told me she found it unique and kind of funny, not creepy. They laughed and had fun with it, unlike Brian going full frontal at the party. Okay, let's just deal with that now.  Jillian put it best in the deliberation room -- sorry you didn't get to see that this week; we just had too much stuff to cram into the show. Jillian said she likes to have fun and wants to see the guys be themselves, but there's a line of decency and it was crossed. There's fun and cute, and then there's a lack of respect -- and unfortunately for Brian, his choice was the latter. Jillian felt very uncomfortable, and in the end that helped her decision in sending him home. On a personal note, that's just not something I ever need to see again.  Brian was right -- the skinny dip did volumes separating him from the rest of the guys.

One little surprise for Jillian and the guys during the cocktail party was the vote. Tensions were already running a little high, and I don't think the ballot box helped. At the time I kind of thought Brad would get the most votes, but he didn't get any. Juan really started to rub some of the guys the wrong way but Jillian decided to save him. One thing I didn't mention on the show is that I got one vote to be sent home -- that was pretty funny. In closing, I'd like to say I hope you or your significant other isn't hung like a "light switch," and on a scale from zero to Bilbro, I hope you're all feeling Bilbro! See ya next week, and I will continue to read all of your comments -- the good, bad and the ugly.

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Title: Re: The Bachelorette Season 5
Post by: RealityFreakWill on May 26, 2009, 01:16:48 PM
Bachelorette Blog: Mike’s Speedo Makes Jillian’s Day

In week 2 of Jillian’s adventures, she sent the guys on a scavenger hunt, two-stepped with a buttoned-up Jake and got a kick out of Mike’s Speedo surprise.

My first week as the Bachelorette was an incredible whirlwind. All 20 guys moved into the house and I moved into the mansion. It was so strange having the whole master bedroom to myself. I shared that same room with six other girls last season.

The first date started as a pool party at the mansion that turned into a scavenger hunt through L.A. I felt bad leaving the party early, but I knew that it was all part of the game. I felt so glamorous driving through Los Angeles in that convertible Mini Cooper. It was so much fun!

As the guys raced through the streets, I called each of them to see how they were doing. Somehow, Tanner and Mike Stag ended up in Chinatown! I was like, “Where are you?” and Mike was like, “I don’t know, there are all these signs that we can’t read!” Also, Brian and Ed stopped along the way to get me a flower, which was so sweet of them, but it also held them up. I was lucky that I had time to stop and get ready along the way. The guys had to drive around in wet swim trunks until they changed into their tuxes. I loved the dress I wore at the Crocker Club. I felt like a total princess in it. And I wore my favorite shoes that my dad got me for good luck.

I felt awful that I could only choose one guy to have dinner with in the vault. I wanted to invite them all in! But, in the end I chose Wes because he was the most mysterious to me and I wanted to get to know him better. I didn’t know until later that Wes was a little claustrophobic and was secretly freaking out the whole time we were having dinner. He definitely didn’t show it!

The next date was with Jake, and I was so excited to spend time with him. Up until our date, he had seemed so buttoned up, so I was curious to see if he could let his hair down, and he totally could! I loved dancing with Jake. He taught me how to two-step, and that’s kind of a miracle because I’m so not coordinated. Guys usually won’t dance with me because I will stomp on their toes, but with Jake, I felt really graceful. Seeing Martina McBride perform just for us was the thrill of a lifetime. She is one of my all-time favorite singers and I could not believe she was there just for us. I kept saying, “pinch me, am I dreaming?”

The third date was the basketball date, and it was a blast! I had my Harlem Globetrotters uniform on under my jacket for the first part of the date and it was really hot. The guys kept asking me if I wanted to take my jacket off, and I kept insisting, “Nope, I’m fine. Really,” because I didn’t want to blow the surprise. It was Simon’s first time ever playing basketball, and I was really impressed with his efforts.

Playing on the Globetrotters’ team was awesome. And all those guys are so funny. I had a chance to talk with Special K afterwards and he told me to watch how my guys play, because it says a lot about their personalities. For example, if a guy hogs the ball on the court, then he’s going to be selfish in bed. Good thing all of the guys shared the ball that day.

Oh I almost forgot, the real story behind the Speedo. Okay, so after playing basketball, I took the guys for a walk on Venice Beach. We passed a bigger guy wearing a tiny black Speedo and I casually mentioned, “If any of you guys wear something like that, you will be my hero.” Right after that, Mike disappeared and we didn’t know where he went. All of a sudden, he runs out into the water wearing that same guy’s speedo!! I don’t know how he pulled it off, but he made my entire day by doing that!

Wow, there’s so much to tell you, but don’t worry I’m almost done. The cocktail party was overwhelming, with 20 guys, and there were still some that I hadn’t had dates with that week. The part I hate the most is sending guys home. I hate it and it gets harder each time, but I know it’s all part of the process. All in all, this was a wicked week, and the best part is, it’s just the beginning!

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Title: Re: The Bachelorette Season 5
Post by: RealityFreakWill on May 29, 2009, 09:46:42 AM
It's David vs. Juan on 'The Bachelorette'

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After last week's episode, it is no secret that "The Bachelorette"'s David has an axe to grind with Juan, who he accused of breaking the "man code."

David finally gets five minutes alone to talk with Jillian -- the first time since the first night -- and just as he is expressing his feelings to her, Juan comes along and interrupts.

Before David leaves, he tells her, "There are other guys in the house that I think are not a good fit for you."

Of course, he means Juan. In fact, Juan is the least popular bachelor in the bunch, because on last week's show, the men cast ballots as to who they would like to see leave -- and Juan won that dubious distinction.

So now, David is trying to rally support for his point of view, telling the other bachelors, "I have zero respect for Juan. He seems shady. He is here for the wrong reasons. He has lied. As far as I am concerned that is the biggest slap in the face you can get. He acts like he is too good for the rest of us."

Then, when Juan tries to re-join the rest of the bachelors, David declares: "Juan, go back inside. We are talking about you."

The next episode of "The Bachelorette" airs Monday, June 1 at 8 p.m. on ABC.

The 16 remaining men are:

Brad, 27, financial advisor from Chicago, IL.
David, 27, trucking contractor from Dayton, OH.
Ed, 29, technology consultant from Chicago, IL.
Jake, 31, commercial pilot from Dallas, TX.
Jesse, 27, wine maker from Carmel Valley, CA.
Juan, 35, general contractor from Santa Monica, CA.
Kiptyn, 31, business developer from Encinitas, CA.
Mark, 26, pizza entrepreneur from Denver, CO.
Michael, 25, break dance instructor from Astoria, NY.
Mike, 28, baseball camp owner from New York, NY.
Reid, 30, realtor from Philadelphia, PA.
Robby, 25, bartender from Spring, TX.
Sasha, 27, oil and gas consultant from Tiki Island, TX.
Tanner F., 28, sales representative from Derby, KS.
Tanner P., 30, financial analyst from Dallas, TX.
Wes, 32, musician from Austin, TX.

http://www.etonline.com/news/2009/05/74701/index.html
Title: Re: The Bachelorette Season 5
Post by: RealityFreakWill on June 02, 2009, 08:37:45 AM
Chris Harrison blogs 'The Bachelorette': Episode 3

We have a lot to deal with this week... Dave's rage, Tanner's fetish, my lack of love for cars, and so much more. Seattle_Girl, Cynthia, and all the other car enthusiasts, I honestly don't know what kind of car Jillian was driving. It could've been a VW bug for all I know. Somebody thinks it's a '71 Challenger, so lets go with that. Sorry, never been a car guy. Last week I owned up to the fact that my grammar ain't that swell, but the poor grammar on the date card during the race for Jillian is not on me. I will fire the intern who was responsible for that. I'm sure they can find another job in this terrific economy. Denise, I apologize for the terrible picture and my chipmunk cheeks here on the blog. Not sure where these pics come from; guess I should look into that. Last week I also told you that we just wrapped production, which confused many of you since we showed video of Jillian in what appeared to be a final rose ceremony in episode one. Before every season we take the Bachelor or Bachelorette out for publicity shots and video. That's where that shot of Jillian in that dress came from. Another subject that seems to be stirring up rumors and stories is why, for the first time, production went so long. I'd love to give you something really juicy and controversial but here's the boring truth: We had 30 dudes to deal with this season and it just took that long to get it all done. Told you it was boring. Plus, we thought it would fool the folks at CIA headquarters!

Many of you asked to see more Ed. Well, ask and you shall receive. He got the first solo date with Jilli this week. If you liked Ed before, I'm guessing you love him even more now. Is it just me, or was that the slowest zip cord ride ever? Jillian told me she wanted to go faster but they wouldn't let them. Now on to the group date, or as I like to call it, the Western Porn. (Sorry to all the porn stars reading this; your acting skills are a little better than that of our bachelors.) Tanner P, I'm sorry man, that outfit we gave you was just wrong. Brad's kiss... was it "ultra bad ass" or ultra awkward? The Brokeback Mountain scene... let's just move on. Jillian was a little freaked out by all the kissing scenes but dealt with it. Just know that she wasn't that happy about all that. David's rage begins to build, level 1! Sasha got the other individual date. This was a dream date for Jillian... unlike me she loves cars. It really seemed like things were going well between them but Jillian just wasn't feeling it and with so many guys left, if she could eliminate one then, it just made life that much easier. Jillian told me she was really concerned about his lack of relationship experience. He's never been in love and that's something she wants her partner to have experienced. Did we really send him home on a city bus?  What, we couldn't find a short yellow school bus at that hour?

Let's talk about Wes and his golden guitar of love. Please give me your thoughts on this because I have to admit, it's wearing on me a little bit. Jilli says it melted her heart (her words not mine). She has a weak spot for live country music, especially when she's being serenaded. Apparently this is many girls' fantasy. Is that true? The cocktail party begins with Dave's rage quickly building to level 3. Interesting when you think back to the sweet, innocent, shy Dave that got the first impression rose. Oh geez, Juan interrupts Dave's time with Jilli... Rage now at level 6! We leave the rage-fest for my favorite part of this episode and maybe the season: Tanner P's toe suck dance. I'm sorry did he just say, "I'm here to suck on some toes and meet some Jillian"? You can't think this guy is creepy cause he's too damn funny. Uh-oh, David's rage meter now up to level 8! Dave was extremely rude and condescending to Juan. I can't believe Juan was able to keep his cool as well as he did. As you heard some of the other guys also feel Juan is a bit insincere, they just don't threaten him with death. This is where it's really tough for me as the host/friend. In the deliberation room, I could clearly see Jillian had a small clue as to what was going on but at this point she obviously doesn't know or see everything. We've always maintained that the Bachelor/Bachelorette needs to find things out and judge for themselves. I try to lead her as best I can and give her direction, but this is her journey and her decisions. Don't worry, Jillian's not an idiot, and she's a great judge of character.  I have more to tell you about this but can't at this time. Obviously this situation is far from over, as Juan and Dave both got roses. I will enlighten you as we continue.

I think we all learned some valuable lessons this week: The correct use of your and you're...I don't know about or care about cars, but Jillian does... These guys can't act... What a toe suck dance looks like, and whatever you do in this life, don't ever, ever fake a shot. Now as my angry man Dave would say, have a great week and "stop being a cheese-ass."

http://popwatch.ew.com/popwatch/2009/06/chris-harrison.html

Title: Re: The Bachelorette Season 5
Post by: RealityFreakWill on June 02, 2009, 09:13:34 AM
EPISODE 3 ELIMINATION RESULTS

FIRST 1 on 1 DATE:

Ed....he got a rose

GROUP DATE OF 11 GUYS:

Robby got a rose

SECOND 1 on 1 DATE:

Sasha....didn't get a rose and was sent home

ROSE CEREMONY:

Jake
Wes
Juan
Michael
Reid
Jesse
Mark
Tanner P.
Mike
Kiptyn
David

Title: Re: The Bachelorette Season 5
Post by: RealityFreakWill on June 02, 2009, 10:35:37 AM
Bachelorette Blog: Ed Sweeps Jillian Off Her Feet

In week 3, Jillian shares a few “awkward” kisses, goes over the edge (literally) with Ed and gets is blown away by Robbie D’s acting chops.

Hey Guys! Wow! Am I alone in saying that was one of the craziest episodes ever! (And somehow I think that won’t be the last time I say that) with all the romance, drama and kissing, and my first tears … even my head was spinning when I watched it!

At the time, I remember there being some tension in the house, but not that much! Remember — anything that I don’t see — I don’t know about… so I had no idea of the magnitude of conflict that was going on. It’s times like those that I really wish I had a secret little camera to get the inside scoop. That way I would have stormed right in there and put a stop to all that nonsense.

On to a more positive topic … the dates this week were over the top… literally! My date with Ed was truly the definition of “living on the edge.” At the time, Ed seemed so easy-breezy about going over the edge of that building, but he later revealed to me that he was a nervous wreck! The best part about Ed moving into the house was his house attire — Ed would lounge around the mansion like he owned the place, wearing a silk robe and cucumber eye masks (and later on, drinking blended margaritas at 8 a.m. with Robbie!)

For the record, some of the kisses on the western date were really awkward (sorry guys!). But I totally appreciated how the guys were all really going for it, and I had fun being a good sport! I am so not an actress, so the scene work was nerve-racking for me. It wasn’t until the last scene that Robbie D was finally able to calm my nerves a bit. He put me at ease, and dealt with his scene with such class. I was really proud of him, and had a blast acting with him. That’s why I gave him the rose.

Actually, thinking back, I was also very proud of Tanner for sporting that ridiculous costume. The poor guy was last to be “outfitted,” and that was all that was left He was such a good sport about it — even when I made fun of his furry chaps.

That week, unfortunately, ended with me having to deny Sasha the rose on our date. This was an extremely hard situation for me. I knew at the time, there were other men in the house that were “less perfect” for me, but I also knew it wasn’t fair to keep Sasha if I didn’t feel the connection. Sasha is such a great guy, and I was touched by all that he shared regarding his accident. Still, I wanted to be fair, and that meant ending the date with disappointment for both of us.

Thank you again, for tuning in every week. As time goes on I can promise you even more romance, laughter, adventure and yes… even more kissing … (sigh)

Yours truly,
Jilly

http://tvwatch.people.com/2009/06/02/bachelorette-blog-ed-literally-sweeps-jillian-off-her-feet/#more-13395
Title: Re: The Bachelorette Season 5
Post by: RealityFreakWill on June 02, 2009, 11:05:57 AM
The Bachelorette Episode Recap: June 1, 2009

In this week's episode, the guys film a Western, crazy David confronts calculating Juan, and Wes somehow manages to yet again work in the song he wrote for Jillian.

Welcome back to the Bachelorette recap. With me as always is my lovely and opinionated fiancée, whose enthusiasm for the show is waning, because this week's episode was so long and kind of boring. So, to begin:

The episode begins with a typical Bachelorette one-on-one date (helicopter, rappelling from a skyscraper, hot tub, booze) that ends with Jillian giving Ed a rose. Then a bunch of the guys go on a group date that requires them to film a Western with Jillian.

We have to assume her suitors include a lot of good actors — you know, guys pretending they want to win the Bachelorette when they actually just want to be the next Bachelor — but you can't tell from their performances in the Western. Some highlights:

— The script calls for Jillian to kiss lots of the guys. Michael describes Brad and Jillian's kiss as "one of the most awkward tings I've seen two people do together."

— Robby the bartender says he hasn't had a girlfriend in two years and hasn't kissed a girl in a long time, thus earning the second official nickname of the Bachelorette recap.

Fiancée: What a Prudence Merriweather.

The first nickname, of course, belongs to Daniel Plainview. For an explanation click here.

Prudence and Jillian share a kiss. On a scale of 1 to 10, he ranks it a 50. (As an aside, if you're going to ignore the scale, why not go for 60? Or even 70? Jillian says her kiss with Prudence was the one sincere kiss of the day.)

Country singer Wes steals Jillian away and says he doesn't want to watch her kiss other guys. "Not that you're cheating. I mean you sort of are," he says, accusing her of cheating before they're even together for the second time in the season's three episodes. Jillian says it's sweet that Wes is a little bit jealous.

Next, everyone goes to a typical Bachelorette party. (Rooftop, hot tub, booze.) Reid hangs out with Jillian and isn't sure whether to kiss her. Just as he tries, Juan shows up. The show plays Matador music. Get it? Because his name's Juan. Muy racista!

Juan talks to Jillian. Cut to David saying he'd like to kill Juan. What? On a 1 to 10 scale of craziness, this merits a 50. Or, heck. A 60.

Fiancée: Ohmigod, David would like kidnap her and throw her in a shed.

Me: Wes's possessiveness is okay, but David's is scary?

Fiancée: Sure. Wes wrote her a song. That excuses everything.

Everyone hangs out in a hot tub on the rooftop. Tanner P., the foot fetishist, goes off on how great Jillian's feet are. He starts kissing them. Later, in a supposedly unrelated development, Jillian and Robby get out of the hot tub. The other 30 or so guys hang out in the hot tub together as she gives Robby a rose. Then Jillian plays the guys the film of the Western they've filmed, saying it seems like some of them forgot they were on camera during filming.

Jill, I promise: None of these potential Bachelors ever forget they're on camera.

Next, Daniel Plainview gets a one-on-one date. He wins the best mixed metaphor of the night by saying he considers himself a wolf. Most people stay "in line," he says, while he's "always looking for that mythical unicorn." Here are some of the reasons this is a ridiculous thing to say:

— Wolves are pack animals, known for never hunting alone.

— Unicorns, as Daniel Plainview notes, are not real.

— Even if unicorns were real, there is no mythology that involves then being hunted by wolves; additionally, no one fantasizes about being hunted and disemboweled by their partner. Unless they're dating crazy David.

Meanwhile, back at the house, Wes notes that he has more on the line than the other guys because he's written Jillian a song. This is a great point that totally helps him make the case that he isn't just here to help his music career. No it doesn't.

Next, Daniel Plainview takes pictures of Jillian at an automotive museum. She stretches out across the cars in her bare feet. Tanner P., if he really is a foot fetish and isn't just using a middle-of-the-road fetish to differentiate himself and become the next Bachelor, must be soooooo mad right now. Daniel Plainview reveals he was in a tragic accident several years ago: He flew out the window of a truck that later landed on him.

Jillian: That's crazy!

Fiancée: Jillian's eyes are glazing over, and I can't tell if it's because she's bored or because she's drunk.

Jillian insists she was very moved by Plainview's tragedy.

Fiancée: Do you think she's ejecting him or he's staying?

Me: Staying out of pity.

Jillian: [Daniel Plainview] is a great person.

Fiancée: See? He's going home.

Plainview says he's told three ladies in his life that he's loved them, twice in high school and once in college. Then he brings up the mythical unicorn again.

Me: Jillian, please! You're from Canada. You know about wolves not hunting unicorns —

Jillian: That next chapter [in life] is so profound and so huge, it's like going out and finding a unicorn —

Fiancée: There's no way she's down with the unicorn thing. I would bet my life that she cuts him. She looks as bored as I would be if I had to date this guy.

Again back at the house, Wes plays all the guys the song he wrote for Jillian. The guys are extremely unenthusiastic. One or two other guys play some songs as well.

Tanner P: The guys playing guitar, I'm not sure what their agendas are. Are they here to win over Jillian or win over America?

Either way, the song has won over my fiancée.

Me: Does it bother you that the song only has a beginning, not a middle or ending, and that he just keeps singing the first line?

Fiancée: They don't have time for him to play the whole song. The show is only nine hours.

Back at the museum, Plainview talks about Jillian mothering his children and Jillian decides it's time to send him home.

Jillian: I wish I could be that unicorn he's looking for, but I'm not.

Props, Jillian! She sends him home — on a bus. And so Daniel Plainview becomes the first guy to go on a group date and not get a rose.

And then: Oh boy. When everyone is asleep, Wes goes and stands under Jillian's bedroom window and again sings her the beginning of his song.

Fiancée: Why is he performing in the terrible fleece? He's fine. Sing it bare-chested!

Jillian invites Wes upstairs to finish the song. If it has an ending. He goes upstairs.

Wes: I'm gonna play it again.

Me: See? He has to just start over again and again and open he's conveniently interrupted. 

Fiancée: I'm liking this song. I think my favorite part is the beginning.

Later, Jillian and the guys get together for a cocktail party. Jillian pulls aside David for a long-awaited heart-to-heart, and then Juan appears to pull her away.

Fiancée: Juan is such a [expletive] [expletive]

Me: Okay, fine, but David's nuts.

Juan teaches Jillian to say "I think you're marvelous" in Spanish. Jillian says Juan seems to be on the show for her, and not the wrong reasons, which is code for "to promote a music career." She says Juan is always a gentleman and attentive.

Later, she talks to Tanner P., who talks about his love of feet, and tells Jillian that he, unlike the other guys, is there for the right reasons. Jillian says she feels comfortable with Tanner P. despite his foot fetish.

David complains about how much he dislikes Juan, which freaks everyone else out.

Ed: Dave's a little unstable right now.

Reid: He looks like he's about to kill someone.

David tells Brad that Juan is here for the "wrong reasons" — secret code for, "maybe you don't have one-third of a song to promote, but you are trying to be the next Bachelor or something."

Standing outside, David challenges other guys to tell Jillian that Juan is terrible. Juan walks into the conversation, and David tells him to go inside, because he's talking about him. Juan turns and leaves, like a non-wolf. No unicorns for you.

Fiancée: Juan is kind of a wuss. But I think more than that he's smart. Because those other guys, particularly Dave, are drunk and delusional.

Juan appears outside again, sans Matador music. David tells him to go back inside.

David: You're 35 years old, bro. Stop being a cheese ass and be yourself.

Juan looks stunned. Sweet bartender Prudence says he agrees with David "about a 100 percent." Wait, is David right? Prudence's support lends David some credibility.

Me: David is the only interesting part of the show.

Fiancée: I like that he might legitimately kill someone. That's compelling television.

Jillian, talking to the great Chris Harrison, says she thinks Juan is a bit more "calculating" than the other guys. Then the guys line up, and Jillian gives roses to:

Jake, Prudence, Mark, Jesse, Tanner P, Wes, Juan, Michael, Kiptyn, Mike —

Chris: Gentemen, it's the final rose tonight —

And it goes to David.

Me: So good for the show.

Fiancée: I hope the producers are only milking the Juan-David dispute (along with Wes' supposed jealousy and Tanner P.'s rather pedestrian fetish) to lend excitement to an otherwise boring show and that Juan isn't in real danger.

David hugs Jillian.

Fiancée: His reaction's cute! He actually likes her.

Tanner F. and Brad go home.

On a scale of 1 to 10, we rank this episode a 5. No need to go off the scale, thanks.

Next week: Someone claims other dudes on the show have girlfriends.

http://www.tvguide.com/Episode-Recaps/bachelorette/Bachelorette-Episode-Recap-1006507.aspx
Title: Re: The Bachelorette Season 5
Post by: RealityFreakWill on June 02, 2009, 02:44:54 PM
ABC Press Release


IT'S MAKE OR BREAK TIME AS JILLIAN INVITES THE REMAINING BACHELORS
TO HER HOMETOWN OF VANCOUVER, ON ABC'S "THE BACHELORETTE"

A Dramatic Two-on-One Date Guarantees One Man a Ticket Home

Are There Really Bachelors Who Have Girlfriends Waiting for Them?

"Episode 504" - Jillian goes home to Vancouver and the 13 remaining bachelors excitedly follow her, all anxious that they fit in with her lifestyle. In a true Canadian adventure, Jillian invites a group of the men on a competitive curling date, but only the winning team gets to join her for a romantic sunset cruise around the city of Vancouver. Kiptyn is the lucky man to receive an intimate one-on-one date and a home-cooked meal back at Jillian's place. But the dreaded two-on-one date involves two very different bachelors vying for the one rose and ends on a snow-covered mountain with one man being sent home heartbroken. However, when one of the bachelors discloses to Jillian that some of the men supposedly have girlfriends back home, she demands the truth from those bachelors, throwing the rose ceremony into turmoil, on "The Bachelorette," MONDAY, JUNE 8 (8:00-10:02 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.

Jillian's first one-one-one date in Canada goes to Kiptyn, who caught her attention right from the start. They share a very romantic evening, kayaking to Jillian's favorite market to pick up all the ingredients for the home cooked meal she will prepare for the two of them. Back at her place, the couple has a serious conversation about love, and Kiptyn reveals a flaw that has hindered him in past relationships. Is there a rose in his future?

As Vancouver gears up to host the 2010 Winter Olympics, ten men go on an Olympic sports date that is inherently Canadian -- competitive curling. But the losing team goes back to the hotel, while the winners join Jillian on a real crabbing boat for a picturesque sunset cruise around the city. Each of the five men tries his best to charm the Bachelorette, but one man's attempt at flirting ends up an embarrassing disaster. Jillian finally gives a rose to the man who truly impressed her on the date.

Both men on the two-on-one date are extremely anxious as they meet Jillian at beautiful Stanley Park. The trio is whisked away in a helicopter for stunning city views, landing at Grouse Mountain, where a snowball fight relieves some of the tension. Each bachelor takes a different tack with Jillian at dinner: one acts like he's on a one-on-date with the Bachelorette and lays his heart on the line, and the other, feeling like a third wheel, decides to hold back and relies on his ability to make Jillian laugh to keep him in the hunt for her heart. In the end, she gives one man a rose and the other, crushed, is sent back down the mountain and home.

At the dramatic cocktail party, Jillian is in for some stunning news. One bachelor reveals that some of the guys may have girlfriends waiting for them at home. Shocked and tearful, Jillian abruptly cancels the rest of the party, and tempers flare among the men as they're left to contemplate her accusations. In the deliberation room, Chris Harrison offers to help Jillian find out the truth, but he also warns her that she may not be happy with what she learns. What if it turns out to be someone she's really falling for? At the rose ceremony Chris gives the men a chance to tell Jillian the truth. What happens when she hears what they have to say, and how will it affect whom she decides to give roses to?


The 13 remaining men are:
David, 27, trucking contractor from Dayton, OH.
Ed, 29, technology consultant from Chicago, IL.
Jake, 31, commercial pilot from Dallas, TX.
Jesse, 27, wine maker from Carmel Valley, CA.
Juan, 35, general contractor from Santa Monica, CA.
Kiptyn, 31, business developer from Encinitas, CA.
Mark, 26, pizza entrepreneur from Denver, CO.
Michael, 25, break dance instructor from Astoria, NY.
Mike, 28, baseball camp owner from New York, NY.
Reid, 30, realtor from Philadelphia, PA.
Robby, 25, bartender from Spring, TX.
Tanner P., 30, financial analyst from Dallas, TX.
Wes, 32, musician from Austin, TX.

http://www.abcmedianet.com/web/dnr/dispDNR.aspx?id=060209_02
Title: Re: The Bachelorette Season 5
Post by: RealityFreakWill on June 09, 2009, 09:40:59 AM
The Bachelorette Episode Recap: June 8, 2009

In tonight's episode, crazy David gets too comfortable, Jake pulls back, and Tanner tells Jillian some of the other guys have girlfriends.

Hi, and welcome back to the Bachelorette recap. This was a pretty solid episode, especially at the end, so my lovely fiancée and I, your regular re-cappers, will dive right in.

The episode begins with everyone relocating from Los Angeles to Vancouver, which the magnificent Chris Harrison describes as Jillian's hometown. But it seems that Chris has been forced to take part in some conspiracy to promote Vancouver, because Jillian, according to her official ABC bio, is actually from Peace River, Alberta. Which is 850 miles away from Vancouver, in another province.  (Province is Canada-talk for "state.")

Jillian welcomes the guys to The Coov (in this recap Vancouver will be known as The Coov) and informs them that it is the site of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games. She goes on a one-on-one date with Kiptyn which consists of kayaking to a market and buying food that Jillian prepares for dinner.

Jillian: That's every girl's dream. For her to be in the kitchen, and sort of hot and flustered because she's so worried if the meal turned out right or wrong and her guy comes and kisses her on... part of the neck.

[Awkward pause.]

Me: That doesn't seem like a very feminist ideal.

Fiancee: No, that is indeed every girl's dream — every woman's dream.

Me: But what about being treated equally?

Fiancee: Nope. Only Monday through Friday. On the weekends I want my apron ripped off next to a hot stove.

Me: But I got us tickets for the Vagina Monologues this weekend.

Kiptyn mentions that he's not used to pursuing people, so he ends up with people who pursue him. The fiancée and I agree that he doesn't seem excited about her. They kiss, she gives him a rose, and somewhere, Gloria Steinem weeps.|

All the guys except Mark and Mike, who've been chosen for a two-on-one date, compete in a curling competition. Curling may sound mysterious to American audiences, so let me explain: It's kind of like pétanque, but on ice. (Pétanque, of course, is a form of boules.)

While the other guys curl, Michael, the breakdancer, gets cuddly with Jillian. Throughout the curling, Jillian wears a The Coov 2010 sweatshirt. The team that includes pilot Jake and potentially violent David wins. She takes them on a boat as a reward.

Once on the boat, Jill tells Jake he seems perfect. Jake discloses that he's not. He later confesses to viewers that he was somewhat taken aback by the conversation: "I honest to God am not sure what she's looking for."And so he becomes the second guy of the episode who is maybe possibly less into Jillian than she is into him, Kiptyn being the first.

Later, Jillian talks to David, who is best known for repeatedly threatening to beat or kill Juan, who he regards as overly suave or fake or something. Jillian says that tonight, she wants to see his gentlemanly side. David discloses to Jillian that "her ass is faaaaan-tastic."

Jillian: When David and I are really comfortable he gets a little too comfortable with me.

David next expresses a certain fondness for Jillian's ****. We don't know what **** are because the show beeped it, but we're pretty sure it refers to her "pétanques."

David: I think she is into me.

Next, Jillian gives a rose to Jesse, saying he's someone she got off to a slow start with. Bachelorette obsessives take note: In an interview with TVGuide.com's own Matt Mitovich, she mentioned that the guy she ultimately chooses could well be someone with whom she had a slow start.

Next, Mark and Mike go with Jillian on the two-on-one date. Mike is more aggressive, while Mark, a pizza entrepreneur, is more shy. He likens himself to a quarterback behind a line of defensemen. My fiancée, who has fallen in love with him, in a not-going-to-break-off-our-engagement kind of way, describes him as "a puppy in a bag of marshmallows, with saggy, velvety fur." That means she thinks his nervousness is cute. Jillian gives a rose to the sweet schloopy puppy dog.

Later, at the cocktail party, Jillian talks to Reid, another guy my fiancée thinks is cute. Reid says he wants to kiss Jillian, but she says first he has to ask a random question. He asks about her first crush, and she says it was a guy named Vincent who sang a song to her. Reid worries that this means Wes has the advantage, since he's written her a song and played her the first line 11 million times. Reid also says Wes is only here for his career. My fiancée says Reid is her favorite. He may also be my favorite.

Next, talking to Jake, Jillian tells him she recognizes he's been "pulling back." He says he wants to make clear that he's being himself, and isn't pretending to be perfect. "If you're looking for a boy, you've got that too," he says. "You've got a whole room full of boys."

Tanner later pulls Jillian aside to tell her some of the guys have said they have girlfriends. But he won't say who they are. She says she understands, and hugs him. She then tells the guys she's heard some disturbing news and that the cocktail party is off.

Prudence Merriweather is very angry the cocktail party is canceled before he got to talk to Jillian. It's unclear whether he's mad at the guys who have girlfriends or the guy who ratted out the guys who have girlfriends.

Jillian, talking to Chris, joins in the pro-Coov conspiracy by calling The Coov "my hometown." She and Chris agree to confront the guys.

As Chris, Jillian, and the guys gather together, Jake says he would be "really, really pissed" if he found out that one of the guys had a girlfriend. David, meanwhile, is really, really pissed that someone "is snitchin'." He of course blames Juan and urges Jillian to cut the person who snitched. No one admits having a girlfriend, or snitching.

Tanner P, the snitch, accuses Juan of looking at him.

Tanner P: Juan, you better stop looking at me right now.

Juan says he's just looking around.

Me: This has gotten pretty good.

Fiancee: Mmm-hmmm.

Me: Do you think he should have ratted them out?

Fiancee: Yeah. I think he was trying to help.

So, apparently, does Jillian. She gives roses to Reid, Prudence Merriweather, Ed, Michael, Wes, Jake, and, finally, Tanner P.

Archrivals Juan and David are sent home. Juan is really classy about leaving. David says he feels pretty wronged, and he suspects, wrongly, that Juan "threw me under the bus."
 
Let it go, dude. Shouldn't have mentioned the ****.

Next week: Tanner says Wes has a girlfriend. But does he tell Jillian? And an incredible game of pétanque: Coov style. No, not really.

http://www.tvguide.com/Episode-Recaps/bachelorette/Bachelorette-Episode-Recap-1006720.aspx
Title: Re: The Bachelorette Season 5
Post by: RealityFreakWill on June 09, 2009, 09:49:30 AM
Chris Harrison blogs 'The Bachelorette': Episode 4

I'd like to start off by apologizing, I know the comments section of this blog was a mess last week (hence the quadruple posts). I'm told by the EW geek squad that it's been taken care of. If not, next week I will be mailing each of you a personal hard copy of this blog...although, then it would just be a letter and not a blog.

It seems we have a consensus on Wes and his magical guitar. To have a man play guitar and sing to you is cool. The way Wes is doing it...not so much. DaynaJ may have had the best idea this week: "Dave beats up Juan with Wes' guitar." Damn, why couldn't our producers have come up with that gem? Many of you have asked how Jillian pins the roses on the guys so easily. First, our fantastic art department puts these killer vampire clips on the back of the roses. It makes it pretty easy for Jilli to just slide them on the guys. We do practice several times before the first rose ceremony that first night, just to make sure she's got it down.

Let me dive into this week's episode by saying, in my mind, this season really starts now. As you could probably tell, the goofy fun and games are over and things have now taken a very serious turn. From here on out this is a fantastic roller coaster ride that I really can't compare with any other season we've had. The guys were extremely relieved to be told they would be leaving the bunk house and never returning. This is the first season ever where three weeks in we've left our main house and never returned again. We do have one more rose ceremony in Los Angeles later on but it's not at this house. Personally, I loved the travel and felt like it really fit for this season. Jillian loved being back home in Vancouver. It gave her a little more confidence and an extra spring in her step being on her home turf. Jilli had a thing for Kiptyn since the moment he stepped out of the limo. She told me how gorgeous she thought he was on night one. Their one-on-one date in Vancouver couldn't have gone better in her eyes.

I'm going to answer next week's question now. No, that wasn't Jillian's actual loft. She does live just down the street and they are very similar, but for privacy purposes we had to use a different loft. Jillian wanted you to know that she really did make her homemade pasta sauce and salad dressing. She did it all in 45 minutes and she claims it was really good. You could tell she loved this date and was as giddy as a school girl. Did you notice the little happy dance she did right after she closed the door? Classic Jillian. Then came the "Olympic" group date with 50 guys. I know you're waiting for me to say something smart about the sport of curling but the truth is ( I know I shouldn't be admitting this) every four years I find myself entranced by this damn sport during the Olympics. Yeah, I said it. I like frozen shuffle board. It's hypnotic.

Let me just say that I sympathize with Jake. I too know what it's like to have to defend yourself for being too perfect. For those of us on this planet who have never done wrong and are always right and are just down right 100% perfect all the time, life can be hard. Seriously, Jillian told me she does like Jake. He's a great guy but when somebody always says just the right thing at the right time you have to wonder if that's sincere. That's her battle right now with Jake: Is this guy for real?

Okay, I put this off as long as I could in this blog. Let's discuss Dave. I don't think I even need to ask for your comments on this guy this week. I'm pretty sure I'll get an earful. I agree with Jillian. This guy was way out of bounds in the way he treated her on this date. He was incredibly disrespectful and beyond inappropriate. This is just another reason why this show is so "amazing." I'm guessing all of you ladies out there have dated "this" guy before and had to deal with it. I hope you all were able to keep your dinner down while you were watching this. Jillian handled herself well and took the high road. And in the end she did the best thing she could do...show him the door. I can't wait to talk to this guy at the "Men Tell All" reunion special!

The two-on-one date with Mark and Mike may have surprised you a bit but let me explain why Jillian sent Mike home and gave the rose to Mark. Mike was very eloquent and said all the right things but ultimately at the end of the night Jillian didn't know him any better (kind of like Jake). He spent the night selling himself instead of making a connection. Mark on the other hand spent his time telling Jillian revealing stories about his past and really connected with her on a much deeper level. She knows people will think she's crazy for letting a guy like Mike go but she felt a much deeper connection with Mark, so he got the rose.

The cocktail party started out great in theory. We had one of the top floors of the Fairmont hotel in downtown Vancouver all to ourselves and Jillian had brought in her cousin Tori to meet and help judge the guys. Because of how things turned out that night you never got to see Tori. Jillian was already stressed over letting Mike go and showed up this night really looking for the guys to cheer her up and relieve the stress. Then all hell broke loose, or in her words, everything turned into a "Gong Show." One by one, guys started telling Jillian that certain men weren't here for the right reasons, and that some might even have girlfriends back home. Then came Tanner P.'s discussion...the straw that broke Jillian's back. After his words Jillian called off the cocktail party and by the time I found her in the deliberation room her head was spinning and she was pretty upset. This is where I have to admit it's different for me to host The Bachelorette than The Bachelor. I went into that rose ceremony a little pissed off and wanted to get to the bottom of this for Jillian. I felt so bad for Tanner P. during this confrontation. Even though some won't feel sorry for him since he stirred all this up, I really thought he was going to pass out. He was sweating and didn't take a breath the entire time. Jillian got a little annoyed with the guys because instead of worrying about who might have a girlfriend, all the guys cared about was who said what. This confrontation went on for a while and there were a lot of awkward silences. Emotions were running pretty high. In the end, Jillian really didn't get any answers and sent Dave and Juan home. As you can probably guess this isn't over and Jillian is now very skeptical of several guys heading into next week's episode which takes place just a couple hours away from Vancouver in Whistler.

One of the biggest surprises we encountered this season takes place next week and it leads to one of the most emotional episodes we've ever had. Wow, how 'bout that for a tease! Now, if you'll excuse me, curling is on the ocho!

http://popwatch.ew.com/popwatch/2009/06/chris-harrison-blogs-the-bachelorette-episode-4.html
Title: Re: The Bachelorette Season 5
Post by: RealityFreakWill on June 10, 2009, 09:22:37 AM
ABC press release:

Tuesday, June 09, 2009
ABC Television Network
PRESS RELEASE - PRESS RELEASE - ENTERTAINMENT -
ON NEXT WEEK'S THE BACHELORETTE (6/15)

"BEWITCHED, BOTHERED AND BEWILDERED," JILLIAN IS DETERMINED TO FIND OUT
IF THERE ARE BACHELORS WHO HAVE GIRLFRIENDS, BUT STILL HAS STRONG
FEELINGS FOR THE REMAINING TEN MEN, ON ABC'S "THE BACHELORETTE"

One of Jillian's Favorites Deals Her a Walloping Emotional Setback


"Episode 505" - Jillian, still stunned by the revelation that some of the men may have girlfriends, is determined not to let it destroy her strong feelings for the remaining ten bachelors. She brings them to one of her favorite Canadian vacation spots, the resort town of Whistler, to find out if the rumors are true. On an exciting one-on-one zip-trekking date that leads to a truly romantic evening, Jillian has some very serious questions to pose to this bachelor. Rose or no rose? The Bachelorette takes eight men on an exhilarating snowmobiling adventure - again, still questioning if any of these guys has someone waiting for him at home. But she seems to be the only one who isn't aware that one man is not there for the right reasons. The spectacular beauty on the top of a glacier is the backdrop for the final individual date. A playful day in the snow leads to a steamy night in the hot tub. But in a shocking surprise, one man discloses something to Jillian that totally devastates her, on "The Bachelorette," MONDAY, JUNE 15 (8:00-10:02 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.

Whistler, British Columbia, a popular mountain resort involved in hosting the upcoming 2010 Winter Olympics, is the setting for a heart-stopping zip-trekking adventure for Jillian and one of the bachelors. She having a fabulous time, but over a dinner in the wine cellar of a romantic restaurant, she peppers him with some sobering questions about whether he is really ready for love and marriage, and if he has a girlfriend. His answers will determine whether there is a rose in his future.

Eight bachelors join Jillian for a breathtaking day of snowmobiling to a remote mountain lodge. As gorgeous scenery flashes by, the Bachelorette continues to worry about the possibility that one of the men has secretly kept a girlfriend at home. During the group date, Jillian questions each man to decide who sincerely wants a relationship with her and who does not. There is one thing for certain: One bachelor has his own agenda and is not there for Jillian, but when will she catch on?

The last bachelor here accompanies Jillian on a panoramic ski plane ride to the top of a glacier, where the couple is mesmerized by the spectacular beauty. The two spend the day playing in the snow and, as night falls, they steam up the hot tub.  Another rose is on the line.

However, the day of the rose ceremony delivers an emotional blow, as one of Jillian's favorite men drops a bombshell that staggers her. But at the end of the night, eight men remain to toast Jillian and their upcoming adventures in Canada.

The 10 remaining men are:

Ed, 29, technology consultant from Chicago, IL.
Jake, 31, commercial pilot from Dallas, TX.
Jesse, 27, wine maker from Carmel Valley, CA.
Kiptyn, 31, business developer from Encinitas, CA.
Mark, 26, pizza entrepreneur from Denver, CO.
Michael, 25, break dance instructor from Astoria, NY.
Reid, 30, realtor from Philadelphia, PA.
Robby, 25, bartender from Spring, TX.
Tanner P., 30, financial analyst from Dallas, TX.
Wes, 32, musician from Austin, TX.

http://www.abcmedianet.com/web/dnr/dispDNR.aspx?id=060909_02
 
Title: Re: The Bachelorette Season 5
Post by: tory on June 14, 2009, 11:00:58 AM
oooohhh can't wait i am thinking wes?? but who no's but wes would b my frist choice the wrong reason guy? any way i am glade it is sunday and i only have one more day to waite..this next show sounds awsome.
Title: The Bachelorette Season 5
Post by: msbuni on June 15, 2009, 08:48:08 AM
Since this wasn't posted yet....


In week 4, Jillian takes the guys to her hometown of Vancouver, where she cooks something up with Kiptyn, holds a curling match and takes the winners out on a yacht. There’s also a two-on-one date with Mike and Mark and the unsettling discovery that some guys on the show have girlfriends.

WOW! What an awesome week that was … well aside from the drama that went down at the cocktail party — I had an incredible time in my hometown. It reminded me how proud I am to call Vancouver home. When the guys were here, it was mid April — and usually by that time there are flowers blooming everywhere — but not this year! Vancouver had a late spring, so I was secretly a bit worried about the guys wondering where the greenery was. But to my surprise, the guys never asked once about it — instead they were oo-ing and aww-ing about how beautiful Vancouver was.

As you know — the first date went to Kiptyn (are people really calling him Kiptyn-ite?! That’s hilarious!) I know it wasn’t all glitz and glam, but neither is this girl! I knew I had a huge crush on Kip and really wanted to see what he thought of MY LIFE here in Vancouver. I actually go down to the Granville Island Market almost every Sunday. It’s always full of people and live music and good food — it really makes one feel totally alive! As suspected, Kip was great at kayaking, and fit in to the Vancouver scene perfectly. Back at my pad, the two of us cooked up a wonderful dinner FROM SCRATCH! Okay seriously, I was VERY nervous about this — so much could go wrong when trying to create two pasta sauces, fresh salad dressing and maple baked salmon for a guy you’re falling for on your first date. I was so flustered in the Kitchen as you can imagine, but the dinner turned out perfect thanks to Kip’s help.

Ahhh the curling date. This was such a nostalgic date for me. I remember curling bonspiels when I was just a kid — so much fun! To my delight … the guys loved it too! What they didn’t love was the fact that only half of them could come on the yacht that night. To make it up to them, I sent the losers each a massage from the spa at the Fairmont. Having only half the guys there, allowed me to really connect with the five on the boat. I saw David’s true colors (finally!), had a long overdue great conversation with Jesse … and of course there was my conversation with Jake that I think came off totally wrong! Oh boy.

The dreaded two-on-one date. In hindsight … did I make the right call? Well, although it may not seem like it — it really was the right thing. Lets face it — Mike IS a sweetheart, and he said and did ALL the right things that day. But I’m not sure you saw really how much Mark opened up about who he is. Our conversation was not as romantic as my conversation with Mike, but it was very real and I believe that is how real connections are formed … This is what is hard about being the Bachelorette, there is always more than one right answer, and so many ways to look at the scenario.

When Tanner told me about the girlfriend thing, at first … I was sort of numb. Part of me didn’t even want to react — but then I got really upset and decided to put my foot down with the guys. It was really so hard to know what to do especially when no one came clean. Also, it’s so hard to take advice from someone when you truly don’t know their intentions or what context they received that information. It was no surprise to see the guys talking about Wes and his intentions, I suspected a bit of this at the time — but I addressed my concerns with Wes several times and he was very adamant of his feelings for me. Again, it’s another one of those things where I want to pick who is right for ME, who I have the most natural conversations with, who is the most real with me — and not just who would win Mr. Congenitally. I hope that make sense to everyone, but please trust me on this one — I am looking for a good guy, who treats me like gold, makes me laugh and adores me … and I will never settle for anything less! (And neither should you, ladies!)

Well, sorry if this was a long one — I truly appreciate you all reading and watching every Monday.

With lots of love, happiness and hugs,
Jilly Bean

http://tvwatch.people.com/2009/06/09/bachelorette-blog-jillian-takes-the-guys-home-to-vancouver/#more-13538
Title: Re: The Bachelorette Season 5
Post by: msbuni on June 15, 2009, 08:56:47 AM
Found this interview with David...... enjoy!

The Bachelorette’s Dave Good On Being Bad
June 12, 2009
After Dayton, Ohio, trucking contractor David Good, 27, earned the first impression rose from Jillian Harris on the first night of The Bachelorette with a stuttering, shy-ish introduction, his remaining impressions seemed populated mostly by proclamations of “man code” violations, alcohol-fueled aggression, profanity and forwardness. Now that he’s out of the running, Dave tries to redeem himself by coming clean to PEOPLE about his strategic jitters and explaining the drama. – Carrie Bell

What has it been like watching yourself on TV?
It was upsetting because there is a lot more to me than what you saw on TV and as far as I’m concerned, it was a loss for the show and for me as a person. There was a reason I got the first impression rose and the Globetrotters picked me. I am a very comical. I had her cracking up. I was cutting up with every single guy and befriending the guys and the producers. I am upbeat and outgoing. I don’t even think Juan would say that he disrespects David Good. But what can I do about it except say that this isn’t who I am and do an interview to save face?

Let’s start with the first impression rose. Were you really tongue-tied the first night?
No, I was not! I am never at a loss for words, never have been [but] there are 25 guys and you gotta try to stand out. I am a confident, borderline cocky person, I admit that, but I thought getting out of the car and acting like that would turn her off and have people not like David Good. I thought the best idea for me was to act nervous and starstruck. I don’t really know how to do that so I just flat out said it … She called me out on it later and we laughed. She was like, “You were so lying about that!” It was a little bit of strategy.

On your last group date, you got a little aggressive with Jillian. Had you reached your tipping point or had too much to drink?
There was more behind the scenes as far as aggressive goes. I was the last guy on the whole show to even go in for a kiss. Pretty much everybody had kissed her. Our conversation just before that, we had been talking about kissing. So when I went in and she turned her cheek, it was funny and we laughed about. It wasn’t nearly as aggressive as it looked.

What about your aggressiveness toward Juan?
That was blown up as well. I wouldn’t hang out with Juan if we were to see each other out. I was not the only guy who didn’t like Juan, but I was the guy they showed the most because I was the most outspoken. That all happened really late in the night after I had some alcohol. We had been in the house together for almost a month and it came to a head. I said, “I want to kill Juan,” but that doesn’t mean I want to kill Juan.

Do you think alcohol was at the root of this problem?
Absolutely. When you lock 20 guys in a house, take away the TVs and everything else and stock a full liquor bar, personalities are gonna come out. And rose ceremonies are very long … and there are drinks provided the whole time. It had something to do with the way that everybody acted, but I’m not making an excuse for the way I acted. I had to call my grandparents and apologize to them after they watched.

So who is the real David Good?
I grew up in the country and am as blue-collar as they come. I grew up around truck drivers and steel factories. I’m an old school kind of guy. I like Merle Haggard. Bobby Knight is one of my favorite coaches. I don’t put lotion on my hands. I don’t wear pink shirts. My family knows who I am but for them and their friends to see me being that way on TV was embarrassing so I thought I should call all of them. They weren’t upset, but I owed them that.

Has being on the show affected your dating life?
It has not hindered my dating. It is funny. When I go out, I hear groups of girls say my name and wonder if it’s me. It will be very tentative. They are nervous to say anything to me and I think it is because of the way I was portrayed. Then they come up and I talk to them for a little bit and they’re like, “Wow. You’re nothing like you were on the show. You were such a jerk. I told all my friends I hated you.” It just goes to show — don’t believe everything you see on TV.

http://tvwatch.people.com/2009/06/12/the-bachelorettes-dave-good-on-being-bad/#more-13654

Title: Re: The Bachelorette Season 5
Post by: msbuni on June 15, 2009, 01:21:26 PM
Another one - not sure why these weren't posted yet.    :waves:


The Bachelorette's Jillian Harris Opens Up About Dating, Fashion, And Love
Suzanne Ellis, via: http://www.citynews.ca/news/news_35295.aspx



Suzanne: How is it different being The Bachelorette, as opposed to being a contestant on The Bachelor?

Jillian: I think being on The Bachelor is so much different (from The Bachelorette). It's all the scrutiny of the decisions you're making, and knowing that the whole world is entitled to their opinions. That's hard. It's also the responsibility of making sure you're getting to know the guys in their true form. As everybody knows, it's hard to do that when I only get limited time, and I don't see everything that everybody else is seeing. I'd say that's the hardest thing.

Suzanne: A lot is made of the fact that the guys see one side of the other guys, and you see another - they're on their best behaviour with you. Did you find it difficult to establish who they really are?

Jillian: Totally, and not only are the guys seeing one side and I'm seeing another, but the guys also have an opinion on who they think I should be with, which might not necessarily be the case. They might not like somebody, and I still might want to be with them. I'm not looking for a husband for me and the entire world, I'm looking for a husband just for me. That was hard - if somebody said, '(So-and-so) might not be right for you,' I need to make that decision and explore that for myself. You always wonder if people think you're crazy, which, maybe I am a little crazy, but I'm making the right decision for me.

Suzanne: What guy surprised you the most, from the first initial reaction on a physical level, to the deeper, getting-to-know-you phase?

Jillian: Good question. Believe it or not, I don't know how to say this, but on the first night I was pretty certain who my top five or six guys were going to be. Michael, I would say, is one of the guys that impressed me the most. I was worried that he was too young and that he was just a break dancer, but it turns out Michael has passion, has a zest for life, he's ready to get married. So he's somebody that really surprised me.

Suzanne: Why no Canadian guys?

Jillian: I don't know. I was disappointed because I'm a proud Canadian and I'm nervous about possibly leaving Canada, but one of the things I thought was, 'Let's say there are three guys from Canada - one's from Vancouver, one's from Winnipeg, one's from Toronto. What are the chances that one of those three guys is going to actually be the one I fall in love with, and would I want to move all the way out East, or maybe I'd fall in love with a guy from Seattle?' So for me location is all sort of hearsay, but I definitely would've been open to more Canadian guys, that's for sure.

Suzanne: Do you wear any of your own clothes in the show or is your wardrobe provided for you?

Jillian: They actually supplied my wardrobe. I'm very picky about my clothes, so I still hit Aritzia, Forever 21, and the stylist really worked with me to make sure I kept true to my style. It was great to have good quality items and stuff that fit me properly. Even he went back to Aritzia because their stuff fits me so well, so he went back to Aritzia, bought a bunch of stuff, I brought a lot of my own. I found Theory is a brand I find is made really well, and alice + olivia, they have the cutest dresses, and I love Nicole Miller dresses.

Suzanne: A few of the viewers asked about the Vancouver 2010 hoodie specifically.

Jillian: That's from Aritzia! I sound like I'm one of their. I could totally rep for them. They have this whole line of Olympic gear, and I'm addicted to it. It's high quality jackets and pants, and sweatshirts. Of course I'm a huge supporter of the 2010 Olympics.

Suzanne: You brought the guys to your hometown of Vancouver in Episode Four - what's the most romantic spot in the city for a date?

Jillian: I love Grouse Mountain, I go up there all the time, I think it's beautiful. I love going to Granville Island and shopping - I love grocery shopping, I love cooking, you go to Granville Island there's fresh basil, fresh fruit, and there's a French guy playing the guitar. Just being somewhere where you feel alive is very romantic.

Suzanne: Is there anything you would change about the experience? Do you have any regrets?

Jillian: It's funny, I have no regrets about doing the show. But when I got back the first thing people would say to me is, 'So you have no regrets.' And I'm like, 'Oh yeah, I have tons of regrets!' Come on, you don't go through this whole experience and wish that you would've done nothing different. I never claimed to be perfect so there are things that maybe I would do differently, but I do know that in the end, I made an incredible choice and I'm in this place right now that I've never been before.

Suzanne: I know you can't give anything away, but a lot of people want to know if you find love and happiness.

Jillian: I can't say too much, but I'll tell you something, I was playing croquet on the beach the day before yesterday with my best friend and her boyfriend, and on the way home they called me, and they said, 'Jill, we just want to tell you something.' And I said, 'What?' (They said,) 'You know you've always been really funny, you've always had a lot of energy, but there's something different about you right now. You're on fire. You came back funnier, you came back happier.' They've just never seen me this happy before, so that could be a good indication of where I'm at right now but I can't say exactly what that means.

Suzanne: What's your advice for all the single ladies out there?

Jillian: It depends on why they're single. I was single because I was like, 'You know what, I don't need to find love. I'm okay on my own. I'm going to focus on my career. My heart's not broken.' But for me, it's like, 'It's okay ladies! Of course you want to be with somebody.' My biggest thing is, you go to school for 12 years, then you go to college for four years, all so that you can what, just make a paycheque? And when it comes to finding a soul mate and partner you're supposed to sit back and let it happen? I say get out there, own it, and if you ask a guy if he's ready to get married or he's ready to commit and he runs, he's not ready. He's just not that into you, and that's fine, move on. Keep that confidence, and don't let anybody else tell you that you're not pretty enough, that you're not smart enough, just own that confidence and say, 'I'm okay with saying that I want to be in love.'

Title: Re: The Bachelorette Season 5
Post by: tory on June 15, 2009, 06:34:58 PM
ty ty ty :hearts: :hearts: for all the up dates i can' t wait for tonight from chris blog it sound to good to miss for sure. thank u again for posting the things u find i never no where to look or how to post them..
ps it is weirf i have not picked a fav this yr yet, huum i was loveing jake but it was a weird conv with him last week, and i did like wes but i do think he is the snake who has a gf and no carreer..
do u have a fav yet??
Title: Re: The Bachelorette Season 5
Post by: BamBam on June 15, 2009, 09:05:11 PM
Can anybody share spoilers from tonight's show for us westcoasters?  It's killing me to find out what the big shocker is tonight!
Title: Re: The Bachelorette Season 5
Post by: RealityFreakWill on June 16, 2009, 12:59:37 AM
Chris Harrison blogs 'The Bachelorette': Episode 5

About this time every season things start getting pretty serious, and you know what that means. Yep, next to fall it's my favorite time of year -- time for rumors and accusations. Oh, isn't it lovely? If you've read my blog in the past, you know my take on all this. In this day and age, when nobody is responsible or culpable for what they say or write on the Internet, it's impossible and pointless to respond or try to explain them all away. Most of the time they are so ridiculous I wouldn't even know where to begin. For example, this week I heard that we paid two of the guys $50,000 and guaranteed they would make it to the final four or three. I know we shouldn't but let's just think this one through a little bit. To start, we found two untrained actors from middle America and asked them to put on a performance better than Bradley Cooper in "The Hangover" (funniest movie I've seen in years) so we could fool all the viewers. Okay, let's assume we happen to find two of the greatest untrained actors in the United States. These two Emmy-worthy actors would also have to have so much game that they could guarantee us that they could woo Jillian into keeping them 'til the final stages. Or wait a minute, the plot thickens:  Jillian is in on it too. Yes, Jillian gave up two of her final four spots so these amazing thespians could make us laugh and give us such great drama. Can I stop now or do you get the idea? There are always those few out there who will always attempt to ruin the hard work of many for whatever reason. I don't get it but if that's what makes your boat float, good on ya. I just don't want to waste the rest of your time in this blog explaining how the moon landing was actually real and wasn't in fact staged on a Hollywood back lot.

The morning after the last rose ceremony we all piled in to two vans in Vancouver for the drive up to Whistler. There was a crew van (that's the one I was on, thank God) and a cast van. We made it about 3/4 of the way up to Whistler when the vans quickly pulled into a parking lot. We asked our driver why we were stopping and then we quickly saw why. Guys started running off the other bus holding their breath and noses getting away from the bachelors who had gotten "car sick" on the ride up. Being the concerned citizens we are, we told our driver to keep going and we would meet them at the resort later. This would be a good time to tell you that Whistler is now one of my favorite places and I can't thank my friends at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler enough for the hospitality. I'm pretty sure Michael was one of the guys who got sick on the bus, which is pretty funny because he got the first one-on-one date that day (I'm hoping that he had mouthwash). Michael is clearly a great guy and he and Jillian really get along, but I notice that she's not very affectionate with him. When she's with some of the other guys she just can't seem to keep her hands off them. With Michael, at this point, that chemistry just isn't there. Michael got the rose but he's going to need to step it up a bit to stick around. The restaurant Jillian and Michael went to was the Bearfoot Bistro. I also went there and highly recommend it if you're ever in Whistler. Make sure they take you down to the cellar where we shot the date and you have to order the liquid nitrogen ice cream!

The group date was very interesting because Jillian obviously still wanted to get some answers about guys possibly having girlfriends back home. Things started off a little rough. The guys took off on their snowmobiles and all of a sudden we couldn't find Reid and Mark. Turns out Reid, who had never driven a snowmobile before, drove himself and Mark off a small cliff...oops! They were a little shaken but okay, although Reid complained of a hurt groin for a few days after. Not sure if that was an attempt to have Jilli take a look or if he was really injured. Interested to hear your thoughts on Wes this week. Are you falling for it? Jillian obviously is and the more guys warn her about him the more she seems to like him. Isn't that the way it always is? Why are we all like that? Let me throw this log on the Wes fire for you (this was not used on TV). Jillian asked the guys "what was the worst thing they'd done." Wes told Jilli and a few guys that he had slept with his teacher. He laughs it off and said it was hot! Discuss amongst yourselves. It was also on the group date that Jillian first heard there was a chance Ed might be leaving due to his job. I'll be honest, once Ed told Jillian he was leaving that's about all I remember because it was such a blow to her. Anyone who thinks there's any acting going on should have looked into Jillian's eyes that day Ed left. I also saw and talked to Ed that day. He felt horrible and was in an impossible situation. Either way, he was going to let somebody down. I know we'd all like to think we would choose a shot at love over our jobs, be the romantic, but for a young man like Ed who has such a promising career I do understand why he chose to leave.

The rose ceremony felt a little weird because of all this. Jillian looked amazing and was all dressed up but there was no cocktail party and she knew exactly what she wanted to do that night. Somebody mentioned in the comments that Jillian reminds them of Trista. I agree and have said this myself in a few interviews. They are both incredibly strong women and when their mind is made up that's it. Once Jilli walked out of deliberation she decided to put Ed behind her and move on. At the rose ceremony, which we shot in the back of the restaurant inside the Fairmont, Jillian sent Mark home. Something I couldn't tell you last week is that Jillian told me after her two-on-one date with Mark and Mike that she immediately regretted not sending both of them home in Vancouver. It wasn't a big deal but when she looked back upon it she knew Mark wasn't going to be the one and wished she had a do-over on that one.

One last funny note to wrap up our stay in Whistler. At least it's funny now that nobody got hurt. Somebody left a candle burning in Jillian's suite when she went to sleep. The candle caught some flowers on fire. Jillian woke in the middle of the night and saw flames. All she could find was a pot of coffee so she grabbed it and put the fire out. I want to thank you for all the comments. I still read them all and get most of my inspiration (good or bad) from you. Now if you'll excuse me, I have to go work with Dave.  He just can't seem to get his lines right getting out of the limo.

http://popwatch.ew.com/popwatch/2009/06/chris-harrison-blogs-the-bachelorette-episode-5.html
Title: Re: The Bachelorette Season 5
Post by: RealityFreakWill on June 16, 2009, 09:35:13 AM
Bachelorette Blog: Why Jillian Let Ed Go

Okay … Where do I even get started here?

Well, first off lets start with the positive … WHISTLER! I LOVE that place. I was so proud to bring the guys there and show it off, and brag a little how my playground was soon to be the host of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games.

I can’t imagine a better person to start my dates off this week than Michael. That guy makes me laugh like you would not believe. My guts were seriously sore at the end of the date from all the laughing. At that time however, I had a few concerns with Michael, primarily his age. As you are all probably starting to see … I am attracted to people who have big personalities, who are outgoing, and yes … talented. I was concerned dating someone so much younger than me … but after my date with Michael however, it was clear to me that he was legitimately into ME, and that’s more important than age.

Snowmobiling with the guys was incredible!!! Although I don’t get to do it enough … this is one of my favorite pastimes. It is so nostalgic and reminds me how fun it will be when I have my own family to go on these sorts of adventures with. Funny story … Mark actually has his own snowmobile, and goes quite often … Reid however … not so much. Well, they were sharing a snowmobile, and Reid decided he really wanted to drive. The whole group stopped about a mile up, but … Reid and Mark were MIA. Turns out Reid took the snowmobile over a mini cliff and crashed! Of course we all thought it was hilarious, but poor Reid complained about his pulled groin for days.

My date with Jesse was seriously my favorite adventure of the season. There was a point that day where I started to tear up (surprise, surprise) because it was so beautiful up there. Hanging out with just Jesse on top of a glacier in the beautiful British Columbia is a chance of a lifetime. It made me truly so grateful for this experience, and sorry to sound cheesy … but just to be alive and healthy and happy. The funniest part of that whole episode was Jesse talking about my voice. OMG! I was laughing so hard when I watched that part. First off, I was talking with food in my mouth — and second of all … my voice is so raspy! How could anyone find it soothing? Ah well … it was so endearing and sweet … I was happy to hear that he liked it.

Now let’s talk about the big drama of the episode … Ed leaving  Wow, that was so heartbreaking. I truly hadn’t felt that sort of heartbreak since I was in high school. It definitely made me open my eyes, and moving forward, [I'm] taking no relationship for granted. It’s the hardest time to lose someone, because it is too early to tell if they are the “one” but you also know you are developing true feelings for them. I couldn’t give Ed that guarantee at that point, so all I could do … was let him go. 

Now I know what ALL of you are thinking at this point … why am I holding on to Wes? It’s the fact that we actually DO have a lot in common (as much as everyone doesn’t want to believe)! We both love camping, families, outdoors, live music, sitting in our backyard with friends drinking a few beers on a Friday night. I call this whole process the “pendulum effect,” which means in order to find the right person, you need to take the people you actually have a connection with, and whether they are “good for you” or not … you need to swing the pendulum in both ways to truly see what you want. I know Wes is not the person you guys are rooting for, but I am looking for a partner for ME, and because of our friendship, I tried my best not to be swayed by his stereotype.

Anyway, despite the “drama” this season, I am really enjoying watching it. Yes, I cringe and question the way it is all unfolding. But because I KNOW the ending (hee hee), I can now just sit back and relax and laugh at all the ups and downs.

I hope you all are enjoying it as well, and I’ll chat with you next week!

Peace & Love,
(Please don’t forget to recycle!)
Jilly Bean

http://tvwatch.people.com/2009/06/16/bachelorette-blog-why-jillian-let-ed-go/#more-13693
Title: Re: The Bachelorette Season 5
Post by: RealityFreakWill on June 16, 2009, 09:44:21 AM
The Bachelorette Episode Recap: June 15, 2009

In this episode of The Bachelorette, whiskey is consumed and one guy goes home voluntarily. Plus: a very intriguing look at future events.

Hello, and welcome back to the Bachelorette recap, featuring my brilliant and exquisite fiancée. This week's episode begins with Jillian feeling apprehensive and eager for fun after last episode's rose ceremony — the one where she confronted the guys about whether any of them have girlfriends at home.

To shake her blues, she takes Michael the fun-loving break dancer on a one-on-one date: zip-lining. The instructor explains that zip-lining requires complete commitment.

Jillian: "Commitment, Michael. I want to see commitment."

Michael: That's love: You commit to and it works.

Fiancée: Whoa — a Bachelorette metaphor that makes sense.

Me: Yeah. Not a unicorn in sight.

And so Michael becomes my favorite competitor, and one of my fiancée's top choices. I grade these guys by the quality of their metaphors, while she goes by looks, personality, and blah blah blah blah blah.

Cut to the guys speculating about whether Wes is just there to promote his country music career, who among them has a secret girlfriend, and who told Jillian last episode that some of them have secret girlfriends (it was Tanner). Meanwhile, Jillian presses Michael on why he's on the show. He says he broke up with someone eight months ago and hasn't dated since, and that he's surprised by how fast he's become attracted to Jillian. She gives him a rose.

Fiancée: That's cute. He just seems very real.

Me: And he can breakdance. Sold.

Next, Jillian takes the guys on a snowmobiling group date and invites Prudence Merriweather to ride with her. The other guys say mean catty things about Prudence.

"He's 25 and he doesn't have a job," observes Wes, the 32-year-old non-famous country singer. Adds Tanner: "He drinks like a fish."

But at least he doesn't sing like a pigeon, right Tanner? Next, Ed says dating Prudence would be like taking care of a kid. Cut to Jillian talking about kids. Hilarious editing, Bachelorette! They hug. Then Jillian and Tanner talk again about who has a girlfriend — not about whether they have a future.

Fiancée: She kept him around to be her eyes and ears.

Soon, we find her lying in the snow with Wes. She asks if he's only there for his career.

Wes: "I was doing this a year and a half, working on this CD, before I ever thought about coming on the show. ... everybody knows what I do so I don't feel like I have to talk about it anymore.

Me: Kind of a non-answer.

Fiancée: Yeah.

Jillian: I love Wes. ... I can see that he is into me.

Hmm. They kiss. Or actually...

Fiancee: She kissed him. That worries me. He didn't kiss her.

Wes, talking to audience: There's no doubt that this is gonna help me with some publicity, but I don't want her to think that's the reason why I'm here.

Everyone drinks some whiskey, and Jillian gets some alone time with Kiptyn.

Fiancée: They're getting krunk.

Jillian (to Kiptyn): Feel my butt. Just feel it.

Me: Why did she tell him to touch her butt?

Jillian: It's wet, from sitting on the — she's so drunk. This is embarrassing.

They make out.

Fiancée: She likes him, but he's like, 'Your breath tastes like Jack Daniels.'

Later, she talks to Reid, who my fiancée describes as "so hot."

Fiancée: Ohmigod, she has a beer. Stop drinking.

Reid (to Jillian): You're so cool, and you smell good.

Jillian: What do I smell like?

Reid: Snow and flowers.

Fiancée: Jack Daniels.

Reid: Gasoline.

Jillian: Even better. ... So who's the one with the girlfriend?

Reid says pretty much all the guys do, and that he himself has two wives. Good one. Next Jillian meets Ed, who says he's talked with his boss, who asked why he was off looking for love when he could be working. He wants "indicators" from Jillian that she likes him, and says he's willing to walk away from his job if she does. She gives him the rose, but says he has a few days to think about whether he wants to risk his job to stay.

"This isn't the economy where you want to get fired," says Jake, who is totally neutral.

In another one-on-one date, Jillian and Jesse fly up to the top of a glacier. He describes it as "the best day I've ever had." They smooch. He makes a joke about yellow snow. So romantic! Later they sit before a fire and she quizzes him about his ex and whether he's ready for a relationship. He says they broke up about six months ago and no longer talk. Happy music plays. Then he says by 35 he wants to own a wine bar, have a great house and be married with kids. She says she wants to have kids in three or four years, and that she used to want 60. Now she just wants three.

Jesse compliments her voice and she demurs, saying she "sounds like I've been drinking whiskey since I was born."

Fiancée: Um, yeah!

They retreat to a hot tub and he gets a rose.

Meanwhile, Ed tells the other guys how much he cares about Jillian. Oh, and also that his boss is really his girlfriend. (Kidding.) The next day, he tells Jillian he has to go, because of his job. She's teary and says "I really, really, really liked you." Ed says he's not giving her the rose back.

Ed: I don't think anyone else should have it.

Jillian: Fair enough.

She makes him promise that when he finds "the person you're crazy about, don't let work get in the way." Stupid recession, ruining a totally cute couple.

Ed leaves. Jillian is still teary. She says "wearing the pants" doesn't protect you against heartbreak. Walks on a mountain, she worries that Ed's departure could inspire other guys to leave. We take a commercial break and when we return she's still upset. The wonderful Chris Harrison appears to ask about her feelings.

Chris: Were you falling in love with Ed? Honestly.

Jillian: I think that from day one, whenever Ed's name was mentioned I would get a little spark in my eye. I was like, 'Oh Ed.' I loved hearing about him...

Chris says he can tell from the tears in her eyes that she was "falling in love" with Ed. He also observes that she's more emotional about Ed's departure than she was about her Bachelor split with Jason. She agrees.

We move on to the rose ceremony, where Jillian hands out roses to Reid, Kiptyn, Prudence Merriweather, Jake, Tanner —

Fiancée: What? I am shocked. Is Wes going home?

Chris announces the final rose.

Fiancée: I think she's trying to psych Wes out because she really likes him. She doesn't want him to think he's got a free ride.

— Wes.

Mark, the pizza entrepreneur, goes home. In a parting shot he says he doesn't have a girlfriend and isn't just there to sell records.

In the preview of next week's episode, Wes says this, totally out of context: "I've already made it six shows now. I got what I wanted, I can get a little publicity on TV and I can haul ass."

Fiancée: I think we're missing the part where he says, "That's how you know I really care about this girl and I'm not just using her."

And later this season... um, I'm gonna hand this description of it to Chris: "It's every guys worst nightmare... when one of the bachelors experiences a certain problem in the bedroom."

We hear the unlucky bachelor's voice, but can't tell exactly who it is.

Me: Sounds like... Jake?

Fiancée: It's Reid.

And, we'll leave you with this prediction: Ed comes back in the last episode.

http://www.tvguide.com/Episode-Recaps/bachelorette/Bachelorette-Episode-Recap-1006918.aspx
Title: Re: The Bachelorette Season 5
Post by: tory on June 16, 2009, 10:00:19 AM
Can anybody share spoilers from tonight's show for us westcoasters?  It's killing me to find out what the big shocker is tonight!
sry i kept getting phon calls and did not finish watching it till all most mid night..
Title: Re: The Bachelorette Season 5
Post by: BamBam on June 16, 2009, 09:14:42 PM
Can anybody share spoilers from tonight's show for us westcoasters?  It's killing me to find out what the big shocker is tonight!
sry i kept getting phon calls and did not finish watching it till all most mid night..

That's okay.  I just watched it with everyone else like a normal person!
Title: Re: The Bachelorette Season 5
Post by: tory on June 17, 2009, 12:36:54 PM
lol what ever normal is??? :neener:  :bounce so i was realy watching the whats come up at the end and it looks like she has wes jake and maby michael at the end??? this season there not holding bk, omg her the fantsy sweet and a guy not beeing able to proform did they realy show that , omg??? :HT
Title: Re: The Bachelorette Season 5
Post by: BamBam on June 17, 2009, 12:45:15 PM
lol what ever normal is??? :neener:  :bounce so i was realy watching the whats come up at the end and it looks like she has wes jake and maby michael at the end??? this season there not holding bk, omg her the fantsy sweet and a guy not beeing able to proform did they realy show that , omg??? :HT

Do you read reality steve?  He has some great spoilers on there!
Title: Re: The Bachelorette Season 5
Post by: tory on June 17, 2009, 12:52:18 PM
where do i find him???? u can pm me if u want????
Title: Re: The Bachelorette Season 5
Post by: RealityFreakWill on June 18, 2009, 10:38:45 AM
Tory, you can find him at www.realitysteve.com

He's the one that totally spoiled the last season, Melissa being dumped and taking up with Molly..etc

By the way, FYI, Melissa has landed a job with GOOD MORNING AMERICA!
Title: Re: The Bachelorette Season 5
Post by: RealityFreakWill on June 18, 2009, 10:52:30 AM
ABC press release...

ROMANTIC ADVENTURES AWAIT THE FINAL EIGHT BACHELORS WHEN THEY TRAVEL
WITH JILLIAN ON A SPECTACULAR CANADIAN CROSS-COUNTRY TRAIN RIDE, AS THE CRUCIAL HOMETOWN DATES LOOM, ON ABC'S "THE BACHELORETTE"

"Episode 506" - The pressure mounts as Jillian must decide which five men will have the opportunity to take her home to meet their families. But first, the remaining eight bachelors are treated to an exclusive private train ride on the famed Rocky Mountaineer, traveling over 650 miles across the Canadian Rockies with breathtaking stops along the way. Roses are up for grabs on two crucial individual dates and one group date. If a bachelor does not receive a rose on the individual date, he must leave the train at the next station. The men ramp up their pursuit as the situation gets more serious, with one guy sneaking around for extra alone time with the Jillian, another putting on a spectacular display and yet another pleading to stay. It's obvious the bachelors' anxiety has reached an all-time peak, but in the end Jillian will offer her final five roses without hesitation to those lucky men, on "The Bachelorette," MONDAY, JUNE 22 (8:00-10:02 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.

As the romantic journey starts aboard Canada's Rocky Mountaineer, Jillian invites one fortunate man to her private car before the couple enjoys an intimate dinner under the domed roof of the observation car. But even this one-on-one date doesn't deter one bachelor from slinking around Jillian's private car late at night for some much-desired alone time to drive his point home to her about keeping him around.

Six bachelors receive an invitation from Jillian to snowshoe to a beautiful mountain lodge for cocktails and serious conversation. A roaring fire sets the mood, as one man successfully maneuvers for a kiss and still another makes his move as well. One bachelor goes for broke in a desperate last chance to assure himself a rose. But it is left for one man to pull out all the stops with at jaw-dropping display in front of Jillian and the other bachelors. However, five of the men are in agreement that one particular remaining bachelor is really not there for Jillian, but they don't understand why she doesn't seem to realize it.

Before her last one-on-one date, one the men from the group date makes a last heartfelt plea to Jillian, hoping it will guarantee him a rose. Then on the other individual date, Jillian goes snowboarding in Lake Louise. The couple enjoys a private outdoor dining room sculpted entirely from ice, with magnificent views and a champagne toast before returning to Jillian's hotel suite for a cozy fondue feast. Sparks fly, but is it enough for her to keep this guy around for a hometown visit?

The train reaches its final destination at the picturesque town of Banff. After weighing her options, Jillian asks Chris Harrison for on more private chat with one of the men about whom she has profound reservations. The other bachelors try to keep their nerves in check as their apprehension clearly gets out of hand. Jillian is confident now of the five men who will get the opportunity to introduce her to their families - while three leave brokenhearted.

The eight remaining men are:
Jake, 31, commercial pilot from Dallas, TX.
Jesse, 27, wine maker from Carmel Valley, CA.
Kiptyn, 31, business developer from Encinitas, CA.
Michael, 25, break dance instructor from Astoria, NY.
Reid, 30, realtor from Philadelphia, PA.
Robby, 25, bartender from Spring, TX.
Tanner P., 30, financial analyst from Dallas, TX.
Wes, 32, musician from Austin, TX.

http://www.abcmedianet.com/web/dnr/dispDNR.aspx?id=061709_04
Title: Re: The Bachelorette Season 5
Post by: BamBam on June 18, 2009, 06:02:26 PM
Tory, you can find him at www.realitysteve.com

He's the one that totally spoiled the last season, Melissa being dumped and taking up with Molly..etc

By the way, FYI, Melissa has landed a job with GOOD MORNING AMERICA!

That's great news!  I am very happy for Melissa!
Title: Re: The Bachelorette Season 5
Post by: RealityFreakWill on June 21, 2009, 11:35:27 PM
Melissa's first show on Good Morning America is today (Monday) and she'll be on during the second hour. I'm recording it as I will still be sleeping and will post a follow up on it.
Title: Re: The Bachelorette Season 5
Post by: RealityFreakWill on June 22, 2009, 01:50:08 AM
I predict that Jesse, Robby and Tanner gets eliminated tonight and yes, Ed does return soon!
Title: Re: The Bachelorette Season 5
Post by: BamBam on June 23, 2009, 12:32:29 AM
I can't believe she got rid of Jake!  :'(  What is she thinking???? But if she doesn't want him, I have a daughter who would be PERFECT!  :hearts:
Title: Re: The Bachelorette Season 5
Post by: pledge on June 23, 2009, 01:50:21 AM
I also couldn't believe that she got rid of Jake    :'(
Title: Re: The Bachelorette Season 5
Post by: msbuni on June 23, 2009, 08:23:24 AM

What is she thinking???  Getting rid of Jake??   And of course...keeping the "evil" one - Wes!!  At least Jake comes back and attempts to open Jilly's eyes to the "con job" that is happening with Wes.
Title: Re: The Bachelorette Season 5
Post by: RealityFreakWill on June 23, 2009, 09:51:03 AM
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.

Robbie gets an on-train date with Jillian. He tells her he's between jobs and hasn't been in love in a long time and that his family's curse is that no one in his family gets married. In spite of these attributes, she decides not to give him a rose, and leaves him in the middle of the Canadian wilderness. He walks down a dirt road with his bags, until, at the last second, we see a white van. It's hopefully someone to drive him to an airport and not a serial murderer.

The other guys are stunned by his dismissal, especially Michael the funny break dancer, who cries. Next, we cut back to Wes, who quickly removes any doubt about whether he's supposed to be the bad guy of the show. He notes once again that he's been working on an album, and says the show can only help his music. Then he slips into Jillian's sleeping car, where she immediately pops up in bed.

Fiancée: She was fake sleeping! She was waiting to see which guy would show up.

Like all bad guys, Wes is all-too open about his evil plan. And yet still people exist (including my fiancée) who refuse to believe he's bad.

Wes (talking to camera): The fame I get from this, its almost like I taste it and I eat it...

Fiancée: He's kidding. He's mocking the audience's expectations.

Me: Uh, no.

Wes: I got records to sell.

Fiancée: He's obviously being facetious. It's so over the top.

Me: Why aren't you this naive with me?

Wes: I'll always have Jillian wrapped around my little finger, y'all.

Fiancée: Hm... that's a little hard to contextualize.

Next, Jillian takes all the guys snow-shoeing, except Reid, who's getting a one-on-one date later. Foot-obsessed Tanner helps her put on her snow shoes so that he can get closer to her feet. Jake the pilot gets some alone time with Jillian and says she reminds him of his mother — "so nurturing" — and tries to talk about his feelings. But he's interrupted by a bunch of other guys.

Kiptyn and her swap romance-y generalities and then make out.

Fiancée: He doesn't do it for me. I think because of the way he spells his name.

Everyone gathers around indoors and Michael asks Jillian what she wears when she sleeps. Tanner uses this as a transition to show her his underwear, because the whole indecent exposure thing worked so well for that guy who jumped naked in the pool in the first episode. Jillian is amused but not that amused.

Jillian: I just don't want to see someone's package yet. ... Although it was huge, I don't need to see the package.

Tanner borrows her to talk about his feelings and rub her feet.

Tanner (voiceover): Her feet are ridiculous. They're the closest thing to perfect and I've seen a lot of feet.

He keeps rubbing them, and then says the following. (Bear in mind that this is an exact quote and not something clumsily translated into another language and then back into English.)

Tanner: Now that I've felt how soft her feet are I want her to meet my family.

Next, she talks to and makes out with Jesse, then talks with Michael, who says how much he likes her. My fiancée agree that he's like the wacky loveable guy in an 80s romantic comedy. Thus, we like him. Jillian says she's "still looking for that physical connection with him."

Meanwhile, Tanner confesses to the other guys that it was he, and not Juan, who told Jillian two episodes back that some of the guys had girlfriends. The guys take it pretty well, except for evil Wes.

Wes: Here's an idea. I can't stand a tattletale.

He then, like all super villains, explains his brilliant scheme yet again, although it would be much smarter not too. He plans to drain all the world's lake and oceans, once he learns how to tell them apart. No, kidding. It's actual more evil than that.

Wes: "I've already sang my song that I wrote for Jillian. I've got what I wanted. I can get a little publicity on TV and I can haul ass. Or I can stay and try to get the girl."

One of the guys, who isn't identified, says Wes is a terrible person. Jesse says it's up to Jillian to figure out who the bad seeds are. Jake says it isn't fair for anyone to stick around for the wrong reasons. They all go to — yes — a hot tub, where Jillian gives a rose to Kiptyn.

Next, Jillian and my fiancée's favorite, Reid, go snowboarding. He falls a lot, which is normal. Then they eat fondue. He points out that fondue involves dipping raw meat into a dish to be cooked, then dipping more raw meat into the old raw meat juices. The editors include the following observation to show how "neurotic" he is, but I don't think this is actually neurotic at all. It actually sounds like a pretty awesome way to avoid bacteria. From this romantic topic they move on to subjects like where they would live if they fell in love.

Fiancée: She likes him more than he likes her. I think.

Reid: She eats raw meat juice. I'm out.

Just kidding, he doesn't really say that. Jillian says she's a little worried about how much they have in common, but would love to meet his family. She gives him a rose.
Later, at the rose ceremony, Jillian says she needs to ask several questions of the guys and pulls Michael aside. She tells him she never thought she could fall for someone his age — 25 — and wants to know if he's ready to never be with anyone else. He says yes.

They return to the group, and she gives roses to Jesse, Wes, and Michael.

Tanner is bitter. He thinks he was sent home because he's reserved and doesn't play guitar.

"She wouldn't have let me rub her feet by the fireplace if she was scared of my foot fetish," he reasons.

Jake is as baffled as we are about why she sent him home. He says the remaining contenders include "a dangerous guy, a flimsy guy... somebody really young." We're guessing he means Wes, Reid, and Michael, though we don't agree that Reid is flimsy. We regard his conscientiousness about not eating bacteria to be a plus.

Jake also predicts that if Wes wins he'll break her heart. "Nice guys finish last," he says. "It's been the story of my life."

Cut to the previews of future episodes:

Wes (voiceover): I came here for the music. I didn't come for the girl.

And Jake returns — in his pilot's uniform — to accuse Wes of having a girlfriend.

http://www.tvguide.com/Episode-Recaps/bachelorette/Bachelorette-Episode-Recap-1007188.aspx
Title: Re: The Bachelorette Season 5
Post by: RealityFreakWill on June 23, 2009, 10:10:45 AM
Chris Harrison blogs 'The Bachelorette': episode 6

"She knows I've got a foot fetish, she knows I was born with a big #$%^&." This is the best quote in Bachelor/Bachelorette history you've never heard. But it happened this week and I'll explain below so keep reading. This quote is just one of a thousand things I have to talk to you about this week, so if you don't mind I'm going to jump right into this episode. We left Whistler, Vancouver and boarded the Rocky Mountaineer train to head across the Rockies to Banff. Jillian and the guys didn't actually sleep on the train. We stopped every night at a different location. I thought it was a cool idea to shoot an entire episode on and around a train trip. It’s something we've never done before and I thought it was pretty cool. The photogs that had to hold the cameras steady on a rocking train may have a different opinion but they did great as always and I thought it was very creative. Robby got the first one-on -one date. I'll make this short and sweet: they just didn't have it. Robby is young in age and experience. He and Jillian are in two completely different places in their lives right now so she decided to let him go. I do have to share one thing with you that cracked me up. Robby told us that "love doesn't have a job." I watched this episode, as I always do, with my wife, and she quickly jumped in and said "love most certainly does have a j-o-b." Thought that was funny.


What you didn't see on TV was at the end of the date the train went through the station it was supposed to stop at to let Robby off. The train had to back up and then pull into the station again. This was brutal for Jillian because she knew she was breaking up with Robby but had to wait another thirty minutes for the train to hit its mark so she could actually do it, and apparently it’s not like parking a Prius. By the way, I know it looked like we just dumped Robby in the middle of nowhere but that actually was a train station we stopped at.


So we were down to seven guys when Jillian went on the crazy group date, which was at beautiful Emerald Lake. This was a tough date for our crew, as well as Jillian. Two of our crew members got stuck in waist deep snow trying to shoot the snow shoeing. During Jillian's one-on-one time with Jake he said Jillian reminds him of his mom.... A bit of advice to Jake and all men: Don't tell a woman you may ever want to have intimate relations with someday that she reminds you of your mom...just don't. This date was really the final straw for Tanner but bless his little foot-fetish heart for going down in flames. Watching Tanner on this date was like watching two trains colliding, but in slow motion. You saw it coming a mile away but could do nothing about it. It started with Tanner once again going crazy over Jillian's feet. Then he decided to show everybody what he sleeps in. Now, I'm not positive but I really think this was a chance for him to show Jillian and the world how well endowed he is, and apparently from all accounts he is. Once again Jillian has to tell a dude to put "it" away. Then Tanner delivers one of my favorite, if not my only favorite, lines in Bachelor/Bachelorette history. The only problem is this is not HBO, it’s ABC. So you didn't get to hear it. But this is what Tanner had to say after stripping down to his skimpy underwear: "She knows I've got a foot fetish, she knows I was born with a big #$%^&." As if Tanner hadn't provided enough memorable moments, he then comes clean to the guys that he was the one who told Jillian about the girlfriend situation. Oddly enough the only person this seemed to bother was Wes...Hmmm very interesting.


Wes then proceeds to tell us he's already made it six episodes, he's got his publicity, and now he can haul ass. There are many things wrong with this, but what I find most disturbing for some reason is that he actually knew what episode we were on in production. I'm not saying it takes a brain surgeon; all you have to do is count the rose ceremonies. But, when we're in the middle of it all I don't even know what episode we're on. Nobody really thinks like that, except somebody who's really into being on TV. Hmmm, very interesting. I know you guys are going to blow this blog up with comments about why we didn't tell Jillian about the things Wes said, and maybe rightfully so. We have never told the Bachelor/Bachelorette what happens when they're not around. There were five other guys in that room that could have made the choice to tell Jillian what happened, and they didn't. That was their choice, and I think they regret it now. I talked to Jillian while I was writing this and she told me that every time Wes was around her he was a perfect gentleman and always said and did the right things. As you can see from this week's preview, this situation is coming to a head. One other funny Wes story from the group date: Wes had a few too many at the cabin and decided he was leaving and was taking a cab back to Austin Texas. That would have been one hellacious tab. The next date was the one-on-one with Reid. He really is that neurotic but Jillian obviously finds it cute and endearing. I find it interesting to see the difference in conversations when Jillian clearly clicks with somebody like Reid as opposed to somebody like Jake or Tanner, where you can tell it just isn't there.


One thing I want to clear up on this date is that Jillian lied about sculpting the ice furniture in the ice lounge. That was me, and I did it with a number two pencil and a paper clip. Don't act like you’re not impressed.


The final train stop was in Banff springs, where I was waiting. I'm going to take a wild guess here but I'm pretty sure I'm the only human being who's ever stood beside the tracks at that station in the freezing cold in a suit and tie. I really didn't blend in very well. Before I get to the rose ceremony, I want to say thank you to my new friends at the Fairmont Banff Springs hotel. Part of what I love about this job is being on the road, meeting new people and seeing new places. Banff is stunning and I loved my time there. One thing I should tell you about the Banff Springs Hotel is that I'm like 68.5% sure it’s haunted. We heard many ghost stories and some people claim to have heard strange noises. On our final night many of the crew gathered at 3 A.M. to go on a ghost hunt. They didn't find any ghosts but I'm pretty sure they pissed off a lot of people trying to sleep at 3 A.M., including the host that heard the crew outside his door laughing and screaming like a bunch of scared kids. At one point Jillian got so freaked out by all the ghost stories that she asked one of our (female) producers to sleep in her room with her. She sucked it up and slept alone. After deliberation -- and after Jillian and I played chop sticks together on the grand piano in the rose ceremony ballroom (bet you didn't know I had such mad skills) -- she let Tanner and Jake go. Tanner and Jillian's relationship revolved around her feet and the fact that he felt some of the other guys had girlfriends. It was never about them and that doesn't work for Jill. I'm guessing some or maybe many of you were shocked that she sent Jake home. Jake is just a little too intense for Jillian. She never really relaxed around him and wasn't herself. I think you can see the difference when she's with somebody like Reid or Kiptyn.
 
If you watched the end of the episode, you saw a great preview of what's to come this season. I will tell you this, next week things really get shaken up. It’s the best episode we've had by far and will leave us with plenty to talk about. I hope you enjoyed this blog. I rate it a 9-9 1/2...if you painted it mango-mango it would be a 10.... Tanner, I miss you already.

http://popwatch.ew.com/popwatch/2009/06/chris-harrison-blogs-the-bachelorette-episode-6.html#more
Title: Re: The Bachelorette Season 5
Post by: RealityFreakWill on June 23, 2009, 10:13:46 AM
Bachelorette Blog: Jillian On Wes, Jake and Her Wardrobe

This blog is starting to feel more like a confessional as the weeks go on!

I do look forward to writing it though, since it really gives me a chance to connect with all of you. I do care what you think and love having the opportunity to share what I was feeling at the time and how I’m feeling now.

Okay let’s talk about what all of you are thinking right now. Me keeping Wes and letting Jake go. Sigh. Please understand, that I DO NOT see a lot of the behavior that goes on when I’m not there. All of the interactions and conversations that I had with him were indicative of a good relationship. I am so confused by the Wes we all are seeing now, and by what the other guys were saying about him. People will say that I was attracted to his bad boy persona, but believe it or not it was the opposite. Around me, Wes was vulnerable, sweet, sincere and caring — and that is definitely not the Wes that I am seeing now.

Now about Jake: As much as I agree with you all that Jake is hot, nice, into me, and is perfect, our time together was just too intense. I know that the woman who ends up with Jake will be taken care of and cherished. But I am looking for someone with whom I have a more natural connection and who is my best friend. I am looking for a sense of “ease” in the relationship. And with Jake — well, it always felt like a sales pitch. Our conversations were always so intense and structured that I didn’t think it was fair to continue if I knew ultimately it wasn’t going to be him standing by my side in the end.

Again, this is where I go back to reminding myself that this is NOT a competition. Just because Jake is an impressive man for a lot of people doesn’t mean he had to be in MY top three. I truly believe that if there is no connection, let them go early so they can find their own Mrs. Invisible. I just didn’t want to waste any more of Jake’s time.

My date at Emerald Lake lodge was breathtaking. I’m telling you all — you HAVE to get up here and check out the beauty this country has to offer. I’ll make a great host I promise! I know you all think I was probably crazy to let Tanner rub my feet that night, but by this point I had so many long nights in heels, I couldn’t pass up a foot rub! Tanner was (and still is) such a sweetheart. It was hard for me to hear him wonder why I let him go. It definitely wasn’t the foot fetish. I think during our conversation that night, I realized we hadn’t kissed and I had to ask myself if this was ever going to happen. The answer to my own question was indication of what I needed to do.

A few funny little facts — I’m not sure if anyone noticed, but I wore a lot of plaid shirts, hoodies and leggings the last few episodes. Here’s why: we didn’t exactly plan for the cold Canadian weather, as we should have. I only brought ONE teeny little bag for that entire episode, and it ended up not being near enough clothes for the trip. I had to get really creative with rotating items to try to make it look like several different outfits. I know a few people have commented on me wearing leggings last episode instead of snow pants and this episode I barely wore gloves. Luckily, I really am like a little Eskimo, so I barely got cold. Another funny thing was that by the time we got to the Rocky Mountaineer I was EXHAUSTED. I was getting very little sleep (maybe 3-5 hours a night). I was so self conscious that I looked awful, but I actually think I looked somewhat refreshed this episode. Hmmm, maybe I’m on to something! Ha!

I hope you all are enjoying this season. I know there have been a lot of ups and downs and I have to admit there are a few more to come. Next week’s episode is sweet and a little sour. Hang in there and trust me — the final result of this entire roller-coaster makes it all worth it!

Peace & Love,

Jilly

http://tvwatch.people.com/2009/06/23/bachelorette-blog-jillian-on-wes-jake-and-her-wardrobe/#more-13878
Title: Re: The Bachelorette Season 5
Post by: tory on June 23, 2009, 11:05:22 AM
Tory, you can find him at www.realitysteve.com

He's the one that totally spoiled the last season, Melissa being dumped and taking up with Molly..etc

By the way, FYI, Melissa has landed a job with GOOD MORNING AMERICA!
i for got about the who ty will yea he new a lot that steve guy. and yea mellissa...
Title: Re: The Bachelorette Season 5
Post by: tory on June 23, 2009, 11:45:36 AM
is it me or does some one need to take the drinks out of jillians hand for 2 sec's she is not my fav batchlorett for sure and i noticed in chris's bolg he has gone from calling her jilly to jillian, i am thinking abc is regretting it's desion to have her as the batchorloett. molly would have brought way more to the show jmo.. i did love the beauty of last nights epi, the mountians and the lakes , the train all sooo beautiful, my grand baby watched with me she is 2 and i was like look at the train she loved it, and fell asleep..
Title: Re: The Bachelorette Season 5
Post by: BamBam on June 23, 2009, 12:10:06 PM
I don't care what Jillian says, I still think she was stupid for getting rid of Jake.   :duno:  She has her reasons and there is nothing to be done now, but geesh!  Tory, I liked the train part too.  Sure was pretty and I wouldn't mind a trip there either.
Title: Re: The Bachelorette Season 5
Post by: RealityFreakWill on June 23, 2009, 01:26:16 PM
ABC press release:


JILLIAN CROSSES THE COUNTRY TO JOIN THE FIVE REMAINING BACHELORS
IN THEIR HOMETOWNS AND FINDS HERSELF ON THE HOT SEAT WITH
SOME OF THEIR FAMILIES, ON ABC'S "THE BACHELORETTE"

"Episode 507" - The stakes are high as Jillian leaves her Los Angeles villa for an exciting, emotionally-charged journey across the country to visit the final five men's hometowns. Her bonds grow stronger with some of the bachelors, but she is severely tested by some of the families and questions her connections to Jesse, Kiptyn, Michael, Reid and Wes. And nothing can prepare her for what happens when an infatuated Jake returns to warn Jillian that Wes is the bachelor with the girlfriend. In one of the most dramatic confrontations in "Bachelorette" history, the two men face off right in front of her. Finally, one heartbroken bachelor returns to try and win Jillian back, but is it too late? There are no easy choices left for the Bachelorette, and now she needs to make the most difficult decision yet, as the remaining four men look forward to a romantic trip with Jillian to Spain, on "The Bachelorette," MONDAY, JUNE 29 (8:00-10:02 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.

The first stop is Philadelphia and Reid meets Jillian at the historic City Hall. Today is the bachelor's 30th birthday, and it's no surprise when his mother lets Jillian know how eager she is to become a grandmother. It doesn't take Jillian long to see how comfortable Reid's life is as one of a family of realtors and how close he is to them. His family's approval is key to Reid if he's to continue his relationship with Jillian. But will she win them over?

Jillian travels cross country to Valencia, California to meet Michael's family. She's still harboring a fear about how young he is and whether he's ready for a long lasting commitment, so she wastes no time asking his family if they think he is ready to take the plunge. Michael's twin brother, Steve, assures her that Michael is mature beyond his years and quite ready to settle down. Will that pronouncement be enough to seal the deal for a rose?

The seemingly "perfect" Kiptyn, the handsome bachelor who took Jillian's breath away at their first hello, greets the Bachelorette at his hometown of San Diego. Can she live up to the expectations of his family, who are just as flawless as Kiptyn?

A trip up the California coast to Carmel brings Jillian to Jesse's family winery. The couple take a tractor ride to a romantic hilltop overlooking the vineyards, but Jesse is nervous about introducing her to his family. Jillian is worried about how slowly he's taking things. After introducing her to his parents and siblings, Jesse has a heart-to-heart talk with his brother about his feelings. Will he dare to "go for it" or risk losing the woman of his dreams?

Finally, Jillian visits Wes in his Austin hometown, where he surprises her with a private performance with his band. Jillian listens with stars in her eyes as he performs the song he wrote especially for her. But her world is about to explode! Fueled by his love for Jillian, Jake returns to surprise her with an urgent warning that Wes is the one with the girlfriend. A confused and emotional Bachelorette finally confronts Wes, who vehemently denies the rumors. However, in one of the most gripping confrontations this season, Wes and Jake go toe to toe while a stunned Jillian looks on.

Jillian finishes her whirlwind hometown visits and returns to Los Angeles to reflect on the next rose ceremony. To make matters even more stressful, an inconsolable bachelor returns to plead for a second chance at love, but there might not be room in Jillian's heart now. With much difficulty, she narrows the field to the four men who will accompany her to Spain to continue their most romantic adventure.

The five remaining men are:
Jesse, 27, wine maker from Carmel Valley, CA.
Kiptyn, 31, business developer from Encinitas, CA.
Michael, 25, break dance instructor from Astoria, NY.
Reid, 30, realtor from Philadelphia, PA.
Wes, 32, musician from Austin, TX

http://www.abcmedianet.com/web/dnr/dispDNR.aspx?id=062309_02
Title: Re: The Bachelorette Season 5
Post by: msbuni on June 29, 2009, 08:46:54 AM
Tanner's interview...something to read until tonight's episode. 

http://www.realitytvworld.com/news/ousted-bachelorette-suitor-tanner-pope-hints-at-ed-swiderski-return-9189.php

Ousted 'Bachelorette' suitor Tanner Pope hints at Ed Swiderski return

   
By Christopher Rocchio, 06/26/2009

Ousted The Bachelorette bachelor Tanner Pope appears to have confirmed what viewers have increasingly suspected: that despite being shown quitting to return to his job during last week's broadcast, Ed Swiderski later returned to the show to continue wooing Jillian Harris.

"I don't see how he got himself in that situation. He knew he was going to have to be gone for up to two months [for filming] so that was what kind of surprised me. But supposedly he comes back. So obviously there's something going on," Pope told Reality TV World during a Thursday conference call that followed his elimination on Monday night's The Bachelorette broadcast.

"We don't really know that for sure," the show's ABC publicist then interjected, leaving Pope to not-so-coyly cover his tracks.
 
"Right. Okay. Well... I don't know that," he responded.

"That was a complete shock to me because I figured Ed was one of the front runners in the competition," Pope told Reality TV World about Swiderski's decision to leave, which occurred after his boss contacted him during the show's production and allegedly told him he would have to leave the show and return to work or be fired.

"Him and Jillian kind of had something real special. You could kind of tell when Ed was around her eyes kind of sparkled so I was definitely shocked when he left," said Pope.  "We were in the middle of Canada and he just pretty much said, 'You know what? I've got to leave. I've got a great job at Microsoft.' I understand completely. I mean, anybody has a great job like that."

However despite his dramatic exit, Swiderski was atypically not available for media interviews after last week's The Bachelorette broadcast aired.

"He's busy with work. He has a lot going on. He's just not available," a network spokeswoman told his hometown Chicago Sun-Times newspaper last week.

A season preview shown at the conclusion of this week's The Bachelorette broadcast then showed a previously departed bachelor returning to the show and surprising Harris on the day of her final Rose Ceremony.

"When I woke up this morning I was very sure I was going to be an engaged woman by the end of the day, I knew who it was going to be with and I was so excited.  And then the guy that was so difficult to let go comes through the door and wants to sweep me off my feet!" Harris said in the preview.

In addition, the preview also showed The Bachelorette host Chris Harrison announcing "someone else" would be joining Harris and her five remaining bachelors at their next Rose Ceremony.

"This throws a big curveball into everything, I can only bring four guys with me," Harris said.

Pope said he was unsure how Swiderski's boss was able to reach him during filming since he'd had, as is the show's standard practice, no contact with "the outside world" during his own time on The Bachelorette.

"Maybe he had some special permission through ABC. I don't know," Pope told Reality TV World.  "Everybody's contract is different so maybe he snuck a little clause in there that he needed access to a computer. I wish I would've known that because I probably would've borrowed it to watch the NCAA tournament Final Four; never got to see any of that."

"I had zero contact," he added.  "[No] cell phones - I mean, 99% of us -- unless Ed did. I think 100% of us had no contact with the outside world -- [no] emails, cell phones, TVs - nothing."

Pope told reporters that he shed "no tears" after Harris failed to give him a rose during the competition's sixth Rose Ceremony.

"I pretty much knew it was coming.  I just didn't know it was coming that night," explained Pope. 

"I was so close to getting a hometown date, and that was my goal.  I think if she would have met my family, I think she would have absolutely loved it because my family's awesome... But at the same time, me and her, we didn't have any chemistry.  You can see that.  We kind of went the friendship route.  You can't change how things work.  I just think it worked out into other guys' advantages.  Some guys have chemistry with her and develop more feelings.  I, on the other hand, didn't.  So it wasn't that disheartening when I got let go."

One of those suitors that seems to have chemistry with Harris is Wes, a 32-year-old musician from Austin, TX whom Pope suspects -- based on Wes' own comments -- may have a girlfriend back home.

"I think when me and Wes first moved into the bunkhouse, there was a lot of conversation going on.  It was a lot of hearsay and a lot of times it was joking around, so I never knew whether to take him seriously because I didn't know his personality at that time," explained Pope. 

"Whenever he joked around about, 'Hey I've got a girl back home,' I didn't know whether to take that serious or not.  I knew I didn't have a girl back home and I was there for the right reasons, and I stated that from Day 1. But Wes has obviously got some things going... I don't know if the whole girlfriend thing, it may have gotten blown out of proportion.  So I never wanted to tell Jillian 100% sure, 'Hey I know Wes has a girlfriend' if I wasn't 100% sure."

While Pope declined to tell Harris that he was certain Wes had a girlfriend, he did tell her that he suspected some of the suitors was already in a relationship before appearing on the show.

"I just meant I didn't know at that point, so at that point it was really unclear to me.  Mine and her conversation up until that point had been strictly small talk.  So I felt like for me to stick around much longer -- I'm not going to start a rumor -- but there's definitely some stuff going around that's not right," he told Reality TV World.  "So I felt I needed to let her know.  No, I never expected that anybody else had a girlfriend.  But it was always in the back of my mind that Wes may."

Not surprisingly, that conversation between Pope and Harris was eventually made known to the other bachelors during the season's fourth Rose Ceremony -- however they were unaware it was Pope who had spilled the beans.

Still, Pope decided to let the others know prior to the sixth Rose Ceremony that was featured on this week's episode -- and he explained his reasoning for coming clean with them and letting them know that he was the one who told Harris.

"I think that's just the right thing to do.  I think I needed to let them know," he told reporters.  "I didn't want that blame to fall... because a lot of guys were suspecting Juan or Dave or somebody else.  I didn't want that.  I felt it was my personal responsibility, so I took it."

While Harris was still in the dark about Wes when Pope was ousted, that will -- as Monday night's preview teased -- end when Jake, one of the other bachelors who was ousted on this week's broadcast, also returns to the show and specifically names Wes as the culprit.

"You'll see Jake, next episode, he has a little part with the whole girlfriend thing.  So I'm anxious to see how that goes down," Pope told reporters.  "I think we'll get some more questions answered, and so will everybody else."

Despite claiming he wasn't actually present when Wes said it, Pope stated he was "really shocked" to hear  Wes telling some of the other bachelors that he had already appeared in six episodes, performed the song he wrote for Harris, and thus got "a little publicity on TV" during Monday night's episode.

"I don't know what Wes was thinking when he said that. You only got half of it due to the editing, because I wasn't around when he said that," said Pope.

"I mean he is in a band and he is a national figure now. He's selling CDs and records so for him to say that -- I mean, he had to have said that, you know? So I don't know what - I don't know. That was a weird situation. I didn't expect him to say that but he did it."

Pope reiterated that since he wasn't present for the conversation between Wes and some of the other suitors, he's not sure if the comments were taken out of context.

"You really don't see the whole Wes. I mean, me and Wes were actually good friends on the show and it's one of the things where how they edit it and -- I know I can't really talk about editing too much -- but he's the bad boy this season and that's how they're rolling with it," Pope told reporters.

"I don't know if that was editing involved or if he really said that. So, you know, me and Wes are fine. There's no tension between us at all. It may look like that, but, you know, I'm friends with a lot of the guys. Some of them, obviously, not as much as others but that's how it is."

Pope said viewers did saw "the real Tanner" during his The Bachelorette stint and explained his strong attraction to feet is accurate -- although he dislikes it when people call it a fetish.

"It's not really a fetish.  A fetish sounds dirty and risky. It's more of a like.  Jillian always felt comfortable with it or else I wouldn't have done it in the first place," he explained, adding Jillian had "hot feet."

In addition, Pope defended his interest in feet as a "quality that I like" even though some find it creepy.

"The people that think that it's creepy either have ugly feet themselves and so they automatically hate it, or they think it's creepy because they hear the word 'fetish,'" he said.  "That's the thing, it's taken out of context.  You guys don't see the part of me and Jillian having a normal conversation.  All you see through the editing is me and her talking about feet and I'm rubbing her feet."

Pope also surprised Harris and the other suitors when he stripped down his underwear to illustrate what he sleeps in at night.

"You get probably half the part on that due to the editing.  We were all talking about what we wear -- you heard that," he said.  "It was one of those things where I felt like, 'I've been kind of the comedian of this whole thing, I'm just going to bust out and show her my mandies.'  That's what I call them... She said it was a little awkward, but you know what the rest of the sentence went like."

Pope also dispelled rumors that he stuffed his shorts.

"Negative," he told reporters.  "I was just blessed.  All the guys knew it because we had outdoor showers.  They all called me King Dong and other names.  I did tricks with my wiener at one point... I rolled with it and had fun with it."

Pope said he decided to try The Bachelorette since his marriage clock is ticking and he was tired of more traditional methods of meeting a girl.

"I've always said by the time I was 30 I was going to be married," he explained.  "I'm pretty much over trying to find a girl at the bar. And you know what? Going on a reality show might be the next best option. You know, I can't do it at a bar. And so I just went with it."

Despite initially think that Harris would end up with Kiptyn, Pope said he's now unsure since he saw them share "some weird kisses."

"I thought Kiptyn might win at first, but I don't know.  It's hard for me to tell," he said.  "For the most part, I think 95% of the guys are there for the right reasons and the other 5% slipped through.  But I don't know who's going to end up winning."

As for his own dating life, Pope said he's got a "couple of things in the works" but declined to elaborate.

"I can't really go into too much detail as of yet," he said.
Title: Re: The Bachelorette Season 5
Post by: msbuni on June 29, 2009, 04:39:03 PM
Hopefully some really good news for Melissa -  :hearts:

Melissa Rycroft of 'Dancing With the Stars' and 'Bachelor' may be engaged for real this time

12:00 AM CDT on Monday, June 29, 2009
apeppard@dallasnews.com

This time, the proposal sounds like the real thing for Dallas beauty Melissa Rycroft. She is the former Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader famously proposed to on the season finale of ABC's The Bachelor before being brought back for a tawdry special episode called "After the Roses." The cad took it all back, claiming he was still in love with another contestant.

But Friday night, Melissa and boyfriend Tye Strickland were glowing when they showed up at Brio Tuscan Grille in Southlake with two older couples who looked suspiciously like parental units. There was a large vase of fresh flowers at the table. The whispers around the restaurant were that Melissa and Tye got engaged on Friday and she was presented with a ring in a box featuring its own internal lighting (to make that rock shine).

Last spring, Tye was an omnipresent figure in the Dancing With the Stars studio after Melissa was brought in as a replacement for Access Hollywood's Nancy O'Dell.

Friday night at Brio, Melissa lived up to her billing as one of People magazine's 100 Most Beautiful People. Wearing shorts and high heels, she displayed her famous legs.

Last week, Melissa debuted as a special correspondent for Good Morning America interviewing radio host and comedian Steve Harvey.

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/ent/stories/DN-Peppard_0629gd.ART.State.Edition1.4bc821f.html
Title: Re: The Bachelorette Season 5
Post by: RealityFreakWill on June 29, 2009, 11:12:28 PM
I am getting really disgusted with Jillian.....she is coming across as a pea brain to me now....how blind or dumb is she? She obviously can't see through that slime ball, Wes. I'm sad that she chose to believe Wes over Jake. Even Wes's family were fake as well. That obviously were staged and scripted for the drama.

I totally loved Michael...love his energy and personality, even though I knew he was not the one for her, I am going to miss him.

Anyhow, I'll post the recap and Chris's blog as soon they become available after it finish airing on the west coast tonight.
Title: Re: The Bachelorette Season 5
Post by: BamBam on June 30, 2009, 01:30:46 AM
I am getting really disgusted with Jillian.....she is coming across as a pea brain to me now....how blind or dumb is she? She obviously can't see through that slime ball, Wes. I'm sad that she chose to believe Wes over Jake. Even Wes's family were fake as well. That obviously were staged and scripted for the drama.

I totally loved Michael...love his energy and personality, even though I knew he was not the one for her, I am going to miss him.

Anyhow, I'll post the recap and Chris's blog as soon they become available after it finish airing on the west coast tonight.


Have to agree with all you have said!  I am beginning to think that Wes must be a producer plant and that she has been told to keep him up to a certain time since they knew everyone would hate him so much.  Maybe it's all part of the evil plot to keep the "drama" factor high for this season?  Michale was cute but no where near ready for a relationship with her.  Reid is quickly becoming a new fav but Kiptyn is still right there.  His mom was kind of nutso though.  Woudln't want her for a mother in law!
Title: Re: The Bachelorette Season 5
Post by: msbuni on June 30, 2009, 07:57:16 AM
I completely agree with both of you!!  (:;)  (:;) What is Jillian thinking??  :duno:  Glad to see Ed back...but, wonder what his home town date would have been like?   When you have everyone telling you that 1 person is not here for the "right" reasons & the "perfect guy" coming back to tell you face to face....why don't you believe ANY of them?  I really wanted to Jillian to find happiness but, she just doesn't seem to want it if she keeps bringing back the "evil one". 
Title: Re: The Bachelorette Season 5
Post by: msbuni on June 30, 2009, 08:06:26 AM


Chris Harrison blogs 'The Bachelorette': episode 7
Jun 30, 2009, 01:10 AM | by Chris Harrison

You know a wise man once told me "love...don't come eeasssyy." Seriously, truer words have never been spoken. Every now and then I have those really odd "I'm the host of The Bachelor/Bachelorette" weeks. This week has been one of them. It started off trading texts and tweets with Trista (we're way too cool to just talk on the phone, that's so '08). Got a nice call from Jason Mesnick and caught up with him and Molly. They're doing great, by the way. Then I get a call from my old friend Byron. He and Mary are alive and well, still engaged, and doing great as well. I had my weekly talk with Jillian about life, love, and this week's episode. Then my wife and I were out to dinner and ran into Juan. He told me he's ready to dish at the Men Tell All special. Then we stopped by a party only to run into DeAnna and Holly. Oh...and to top it all off, the family and I were having dinner with the Firestones this week. Like I said, just one of those weeks, but it's also one of the things I truly love about hosting this show. I've formed some wonderful friendships that will endure long after the cameras are turned off. Hey, Guiney, give me a call, man! Before I jump into hometown visits and this week's episode, I want to clear up the schedule from here on out because more than a few of you seem to be confused. As you know we are now down to our final four. They are taking off for a week in Spain, but this is not the typical "exotic date" location. That will come the week after. The finale for this season will be Monday, July 27, followed by an After the Final Rose special on Tuesday night July 28. Hope that helps your party planning.

Now, let's get down to business because we have much to discuss. I would just skip to the dessert and Wes' hometown date but then I'd get grief for skipping over the other guys, so we'll give them their due...kind of. One thing you didn't see on Jill's date with Reid was at the condo when she dropped a full bottle of champagne and it smashed on the floor. She said she was a bit nervous. Before Jillian met Reid's grandmother he warned Jillian that she could be a little cranky and that she isn't that easy to talk to. They hit it off immediately and you couldn't separate the two of them. Reid's hometown was great. Jillian loved every minute of it and I think it's clear to see why he got a rose this week. Their relationship gets better and better each date.

Moving on to Valencia, Calif., and Michael. I'm guessing as you're reading this blog there is no shortage of women who are madly in love with Michael...or his twin brother. By the way, Jillian was impressed with herself that she didn't fall for the ol' identical twin swap one bit. Jilli told me Michael had everything she was looking for in a man but they just didn't have that romantic connection. She also said if there's one guy on the show she would like to help find love it's Michael. I think we could all tell there was just something missing between them. That's too bad because he's a great guy and handled himself with extreme class. One last note on Michael's hometown: When Jill was leaving she was holding a plate. That was a plate of cookies not leftovers.

Kiptyn's parents started their visit by teasing Jillian about her hot tub scenes. For the record, Jill is not ashamed whatsoever about her hot tub time and thought it was really funny that Kiptyn's parents gave her a hard time about it. One thing I continually notice about Jillian when she's around Kip is that she's always wondering if she's good enough for him instead of vice versa -- an interesting dynamic between them that we'll have to keep an eye on. Jesse's hometown date in Carmel was good and for the most part uneventful. The only hitch was that somewhere along the way Jillian had all her personal jewelry stolen. So if you're wondering what to get her for her birthday or Christmas, I suggest jewelry. The best part of Jesse's hometown was his brother. When he asked Jill if she and Jesse had been naked together her reaction was priceless. Jesse ends up going home and I doubt many of you were shocked by this. Their relationship was always a little strange. It's hard to put your finger on it but watching them together I just never saw "it."

Okay, I paid my dues. I talked about the other guys; now let's eat dessert together...let's talk Wes! So Wes decides the first people he wants to introduce Jillian to are his band members. We learn about the new CD and that his ultimate goal in life is for this CD to do well. Wes also shares with us that no drug, no woman can make him feel like he does when he's on stage. Ladies, the line forms to the right. I can't wait to read your comments this week about Wes. As if things weren't awkward enough with the band once again proclaiming "love...don't come eeeasy" everybody's favorite airline pilot, Jake, decides to drop in on Jillian and give her a little news. Not only does Jake tell Jillian about Wes' girlfriend but he tells Jill her name is Laurel...that's it. He's finally going down now...game, set, match, right? Wrong. Wes turns on the Texas charm and two-steps right out of this mess. I'm saying right here and now that I'm not responsible for anything that was thrown at your TV. Was it just me or did anybody else think Wes sounded just like Bill Clinton telling us "I did not have sexual relations with that woman!" Wes never even flinches when Jake strolls in and even gives him a little shot when he opens the door and says "well, Jake...man of character." When Jillian decides she's seen and heard enough, she says goodbye to Jake and he proceeds to start crying on the railing or what we like to call in the biz, gives us his best Jason. On a scale of 0-Jason, I give this railing cry about a 5.

I'd love to hear your thoughts on Jake's decision to show up and tell Jillian the truth. I have mixed emotions about it. Jillian decides ultimately that Wes is telling the truth and this is confirmed in her mind when she meets his family. According to Wes' sister, this happens to Wes quite a lot. Apparently there are many who are just jealous of all that Wes possesses. Jillian finally recovers from her hometown dates and is preparing for the rose ceremony when there's a knock at the door. Ed is back. Jillian was obviously happy about his return but she was also very hesitant to give him a rose. She had feelings for Ed but they hadn't had that much time together. She wasn't sure if their relationship was as strong as it was with some of the other guys. As you saw, much to the chagrin of Michael, Ed strolled into the rose ceremony and back into Jillian's heart.

As you saw in the previews for next week the drama with Wes is far from over. Jillian is now down to her final four guys and things really kick up a notch from here on out. I leave you with this thought to ponder til I talk to you again next week: "Some say love it don't"...I can't do it to you again. I will tell you this though, no drug, no woman makes me feel as good as this blog does.

http://popwatch.ew.com/popwatch/2009/06/chris-harrison-the-bachelorette.html
Title: Re: The Bachelorette Season 5
Post by: msbuni on June 30, 2009, 08:14:41 AM


Bachelorette Blog: I Couldn’t NOT Take Ed Back
June 30, 2009

Hey Guys!

I have to admit I really look forward to writing these little blogs. As soon as I watch the episode myself, I’m on the computer so I can get you all up to date. I also have to admit that it is hard reading all the comments, and how disappointed you all are with me for keeping Wes  … especially now that I have let that Handsome Jesse and Sweetheart Michael go for your least favorite guy (Wes). I totally understand where you’re coming from though and I know how frustrating it is when you wish I could have seen what you’re seeing now (I feel your pain!)

But if there is any consolation to you at all, it is that my promise still stands … I AM a smart girl, and I AM extremely happy with the final result. And the most important decision (which is the only one that really matters) was the right one! So pour yourself a glass of wine, sit back, and enjoy! (And please still feel free to make fun of me and laugh at me! It’s supposed to be fun!)

Hometown dates were probably one of my favorite parts of this entire process. I really was waiting for a family that made me think Monster-in-Law, but not ONCE did this happen! Each family got better every time. It was actually very interesting how much the final five guys’ families were alike. They all had such healthy relationships and all had so much fun with each other.

Reid and I talked a lot about our families prior to going to Philly, and I talked about my granny a lot (do you guys remember her putting boxer shorts on Jason’s head from last season?) Well – Reid had told me that his granny doesn’t talk a lot and I think he was worried that his granny (or Mom-Mom as he calls her) wouldn’t be as cool as mine. Well, “Mom-Mom Rosenthal” and I went into this little room with a few glasses of wine and we had a blast! We talked and talked and talked until they had to literally pull us out of there! Reid was like, “Whoa! I have not seen her so talkative!”

Another thing to note about Reid’s family is how FUNNY his brothers are! Within minutes we were joking around with each other. At one point Reid’s brother Chad was bugging his dad about his ears being a little big. Well, I turned to him and said, “Chad, your ears aren’t exactly a normal size either!” As soon as I said it, my face turned white… everyone was silent for a few seconds… and then the room filled with a roaring laughter. That’s when I knew Reid’s family would be a fun family to be a part of.

It looks like Kip’s family was a bit ‘intense’ but they were so warm! Kip’s mom is just very direct, and to be honest, I really appreciated it! I thought I aced that hometown date until the end. Oh boy… so Kip’s dad brings out this banjo (or was it a guitar… I can’t remember) and starts strumming this tune. He then tells me that I have to improvise a blues song called the “Bachelorette Blues.” Oh my Lord, you guys… I WAS THE WORST! They were laughing so hard at me. As you know my voice is a little raspy so I don’t have the smoothest singing voice and to improvise lyrics with your new “potential” in-laws with five cameras in your face… forget it. I was a good sport but was secretly mortified!

I am fully aware at this point you guys are wondering what the heck I am thinking by hanging on to Wes (trust me, my family and friends are one episode away from getting my head examined). I don’t know what more to tell you. There are some qualities about Wes that I could relate to and we really DID have real conversations about family, friends and life… conversations that I did not have with the other guys. I knew there were MAJOR red flags with him, and I needed to figure out if this was just a friendship or if he was someone that I would actually risk saying “you’re the one’” to.

Let’s end this blog with something positive. Ed comes back!?! Watching this show I can definitely say it looks like this was all set up. I know that’s what you all are thinking… but it really wasn’t. The dude really did fight to come back, and I was SHOCKED. There were so many things flying through my mind like, “Is he The One? What if he isn’t? How will the other guys feel about this? Is this fair? Does it matter? And boy, does Ed look cute in his argyle sweater.” Although I knew I had strong feelings for Ed, I knew accepting him back would be controversial but I didn’t want to always wonder ‘”what if” and had to figure why I couldn’t get this guy off my mind while we were away.

All in all, I thought this was a great episode. I made some good decisions, and maybe some bad ones… but it was real. It was hard to hear the feelings that Jesse had for me because he never really told me those feelings… I let him go because I didn’t know how he felt about me and our relationship was moving way too slow. He is an incredible individual and I don’t doubt he will find what he is looking for. I cried when I saw Michael’s departure interview. He is such a sweetheart – I hope this opens up many doors for Michael. He deserves every ounce of happiness in life.

Thank you again for reading – I do appreciate all of your support… I’m itching for you guys to find out what happens in the end!

Love Always,
Jilly

http://tvwatch.people.com/2009/06/30/bachelorette-blog-i-couldnt-not-take-ed-back/#more-14061
Title: Re: The Bachelorette Season 5
Post by: tory on June 30, 2009, 11:04:18 AM
I am getting really disgusted with Jillian.....she is coming across as a pea brain to me now....how blind or dumb is she? She obviously can't see through that slime ball, Wes. I'm sad that she chose to believe Wes over Jake. Even Wes's family were fake as well. That obviously were staged and scripted for the drama.

I totally loved Michael...love his energy and personality, even though I knew he was not the one for her, I am going to miss him.

Anyhow, I'll post the recap and Chris's blog as soon they become available after it finish airing on the west coast tonight.


Have to agree with all you have said!  I am beginning to think that Wes must be a producer plant and that she has been told to keep him up to a certain time since they knew everyone would hate him so much.  Maybe it's all part of the evil plot to keep the "drama" factor high for this season?  Michale was cute but no where near ready for a relationship with her.  Reid is quickly becoming a new fav but Kiptyn is still right there.  His mom was kind of nutso though.  Woudln't want her for a mother in law!

jmo but chris went from calling jilllain  jilly to now calling her jillian i think he is over it to. i don't think wes is a plant i thought so at frist but now i am thinging that they got jake to go there to try to get him of the show cause they don't want there batchlorett looking like a fool, they tryed to warn her, just sayn, if the rumors r not true and i have found severl flaws in a certian steve he said wes was not going past the home town date and that the guy who came bk last night was going to suddenly apeerr in spain . not the case, the guy came bk last night and wes is still there. i thnk if wes is ther for the wrong reasons and i am not saying he is not i don;t no, then the reason cbs is giving him any ari time is so jillain doesn't look like an idiot, they r try to show us y she keep giving him a rose. again they don't wnat there batchlorett looking like the drunken baffooon that i think she is. i mean how can she not take a hint when cbs set's it up so jake can come bk to tell her that, realy wtf!!! she is 30 yrs old she should have more sence than that , oh yea she is allways DRUNK...
Title: Re: The Bachelorette Season 5
Post by: RealityFreakWill on June 30, 2009, 11:18:18 AM
thanks msbuni for posting chris and jillian's blogs....I got too plowed last night to do any more stuff on the computer, lol

Here's the recap:

The Bachelorette Episode Recap: Monday, June 29, 2009

This week's episode features the return of not one but two bachelors, a shocking allegation, and my collapse into caveman talk when my fiancée and fellow recapper, exhausted by all the drama, falls asleep.

Hi, and welcome back to The Bachelorette recap. With me as always is my lovely fiancée, as we review an episode that features visits to the remaining five guys' hometowns. For the sake of simplicity, we'll break them down as follows:

Reid
Reid is from Philadelphia, which Jillian describes as "so beautiful"! Reid's mom, Rhonda, says she'd like to see him settle down now that he's "approaching 30," and tells Jillian she's "adorable." Then Reid's family throws him an impromptu 30th birthday and says how shocked they are by how affectionate he is with Jillian.

Me: I like him. I hope he's not the one we saw in the previews of future episodes. Who turns out to have performance issues... in the boudoir.

Fiancée: He is. You can hear him apologizing. It's too bad because he's totally cute.

Michael
Michael is from Valencia, Calif., and has an identical twin, Steve. Michael and Steve arrange to trade outfits to pull the ol' switcheroo on Jillian, but she doesn't fall for it, because, "I know my Michael immediately." Michael's mom, meanwhile, is adorable. She reminds us a bit of Cheryl from Curb Your Enthusiasm.

Kiptyn
He's from San Diego, which gives him a slight advantage. San Diego is really pretty, and close to Mexico, a country that produces the best food in the world. Kiptyn's family shows Jillian their beautiful Jacuzzi, which they've wrapped in police tape, because, as Kiptyn's dad explains, they "saw the last few episodes of The Bachelor." They also explain that they love food and wine, and give her a challenge: She has to choose between two red wines, and two different lasagnas, and the best combination.

Fiancée: What a bunch of snobs.

Jillian passes the test. The family informs her that if she didn't, it could have been a very short evening. They also manage to mention that they both speak French.

Jillian: Kiptyn's family is very polished and well-traveled and refined.

Fiancée: And they're a bunch of d—ks!

Me: Wow, [embarrassing affectionate nickname]. Such language. Are you tired?

(Note: This last comment is foreshadowing.)

Kiptyn's family goes away, and Jillian and Kiptyn make their way to — secret weapon time — the hot tub. Jillian's a sucker for a hot tub.

Jesse
Jesse takes Jillian to his family's vineyards, revealing that he, like Kiptyn, has a geographic advantage: He lives in a gorgeous part of California that is surrounded by wine.

Fiancée: The only thing Jillian loves more than a hot tub? Wine.

My fiancée and I become insta-fans of Jesse's brother, a big dude with a beard and long blond hair who, for the purposes of this recap, will be known as Thor. At one point he pulls Jesse aside.

Thor: You love this chick? ... She want babies?

Jesse explains that he would be happy to be married with kids in five years or so, and that's he's talked to Jillian about combining his sommelier skills with her interior design skills (that's her job in real life) to open a wine bar.

Thor: She's a cutie. Cuteness, dude.

Later, Thor talks to Jillian.

Thor: Have you guys been naked together?

Jillian: No, it doesn't get like that — for a little while.

Fiancée and me: Whooooooooooo!

Next, the whole family jams together: Thor plays some great electric guitar, and Jesse proves himself a solid drummer. Jillian plays tambourine. Is Thor available to be the next Bachelor?

Wes
Next, Jillian arrives in Austin, Texas, another city I love like crazy. Country singer Wes says she'll soon meet his family, but first she has to meet his other family, his band.

Wes: There's no drug, no woman, nothing can get you to feel the way you feel when you're onstage.

Hear that, Jillian? More foreshadowing. Wes performs some of his songs, and then, suddenly, ejected contestant Jake appears, in his pilot's uniform, to tell Jillian to look out for Wes.

Jake: My goal is to protect her... Wes is a deceiver. That guy will say whatever he's got to say to get his agenda done. I've got to tell Jillian that Wes has a girlfriend.

Jake shows up at Jillian's door, and says he's not "here to get you back." He explains that he cares about Wes, but has to tell her something. We hear the sound of a thumping heartbeat. (Nice one, Bachelorette producers.)

Jillian: Just give it to me: Wes is here for his career, Wes doesn't love me, Wes is gay...

Jake: Wes has a girlfriend. Her name is Laurel. ... We've talked about Laurel more than three times.

Jillian asks if he's sure. He is. Jillian is in tears. She decides to confront Wes, who's a tad evasive. He says he and his ex-girlfriend are broken up but remain good friends, and that he would never go back to her. Jillian asks if Wes wants to talk to Jake about the situation. And so two Texans face off.

Wes: Well, Jake. A man of character.

Jake gets into specifics about times Wes allegedly told him about Laurel. Wes gets into semantics about the nature of his relationship with the mysterious Laurel in a manner beneath a straight-talking Texan.

Wes: She's always going to be one of my girlfriends.

Jillian asks for some time alone, and then says she still wants to meet Wes' family. They include his mom, stepmom, and three sisters. Wes explains that he and Jillian just experienced "a little speed bump." He tells his family that some guy who's been kicked off the show — Jake — came back and said Wes had a girlfriend. His stepmom, Renee, assures Jillian that Wes has a good heart.

Me: I don't know what to believe anymore. I seriously don't know if he has a girlfriend.

Fiancée: I'm exhausted. I'm going to sleep.

Me: Seriously?

Fiancée: I'm tired, [embarrassing affectionate nickname for me.] G'night.

Me: But I can't decipher the show without you, [corresponding embarrassing affectionate nickname]. I'll turn into a caveman.

Fiancée: G'night.

Jillian comes away from dinner with the family convinced that Wes doesn't have a girlfriend, and Wes describes Jake as a "backstabbing piece of s—t." Jillian, alone again, says she can't handle any more surprises. And then Ed, who quit the show because of work obligations, shows up at her door. I try to wake fiancée.

Me: Baby? Wake up. Ed's back. Baby? I need you. Ed's back. I can't do this alone.

Fiancée: ...

Me: Seriously? Cavemen?

She doesn't awake, I run back to watch the show.

Ed: I realized that I made a huge mistake. I got back and I could not stop thinking about you... I want another shot.

Whoa. Does this show have any rules anymore? Strictly from a logistical standpoint, can Jillian go back and retroactively remove someone else in Ed's place? I can't navigate such complexities without the guidance of my fiancée. And so, because I cannot function without her counsel, the rest of the recap will be in caveman talk.

Ed want stay. He sweater nice.

Jillian invite Ed rose ceremony.

Ed touch hair Jillian.

Jillian say she scare, confuse.

Jillian need keep only four guys in episode. With Ed have six. (Logistical question to me satisfaction answer.)

Me (shouting to fiancée): Wake you. Caveman talk like without.

Fiancée: ZZZZZZZZZZ

Jillian tell great Chris Harrison Ed return "bananas." Chris give her space.

Chris introduce Ed at rose ceremony, say four of six guys get rose. Guys stun. Jillian arrive. Dress pretty. She compliment guys and give rose. Suspense. Rose go Reid, Kiptyn. Jillian keep give rose.

Jillian: Ed.

Ed accept rose. And final rose go to... Wes. Give me break.

Michael — or twin — irate. So Jesse. Caveman sad. Jesse disparage Ed, Wes. Michael though class act. Say he "fall for the girl," and "straight up love" girl. Episode end.

http://www.tvguide.com/Episode-Recaps/bachelorette/Bachelorette-Episode-Recap-1007531.aspx
Title: Re: The Bachelorette Season 5
Post by: yecal59 on June 30, 2009, 11:45:51 AM
The thing I don't get is why Wes thinks this exposure will sell him albums.  He's clearly shown himself as a crappy person.  I know there are plenty of artists out there that aren't the best people in the world, but they are usually famous and then show the bad side.  I'm not sure showing your bad side first is going to do the trick!
Title: Re: The Bachelorette Season 5
Post by: tory on June 30, 2009, 05:12:35 PM
The thing I don't get is why Wes thinks this exposure will sell him albums.  He's clearly shown himself as a crappy person.  I know there are plenty of artists out there that aren't the best people in the world, but they are usually famous and then show the bad side.  I'm not sure showing your bad side first is going to do the trick!
i liked wes b 4 i fond out about the gf. so jmo i think wes should have tryed to get the boot sooner then maby some one would have actuly liked him and want to buy his cd, personaly i think he has commited cd suside
Title: Re: The Bachelorette Season 5
Post by: RealityFreakWill on July 01, 2009, 12:20:31 AM
ABC Press Release:

Tuesday, June 30, 2009
ABC Television Network
PRESS RELEASE - PRESS RELEASE - ENTERTAINMENT -
ON NEXT WEEK'S BACHELORETTE (7/6)

THE ROMANCE HEATS UP, AS JILLIAN TAKES THE FINAL FOUR MEN
ON A WHIRLWIND TRIP TO SPAIN, ON ABC'S "THE BACHELORETTE"
   
"Episode 508" - As Jillian gets closer to her final decision, she sweeps the remaining four men - Ed, Kiptyn, Reid and Wes - on a grand romantic journey to Spain. As excited as she is to be with these four particular men as they explore the amazing sites and cuisine of Madrid, Sevilla and Barcelona, Jillian knows that she faces a very difficult decision to send one these bachelors home. At the end of each evening, the Bachelorette will present the man with an invitation to spend the night in a "fantasy suite," with the hope that he will accept. But will he? And will Jillian choose to stay the night, on "The Bachelorette," MONDAY, JULY 6 (8:00-10:02 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.

The first fabulous day in Madrid is planned for Kiptyn, the guy who gave Jillian butterflies from the start. After the two meet in the central park in Madrid, the talk turns serious about the possibility of marriage. Then Jillian surprises him with a series of activities designed to take him out of his comfort zone: Flamenco dancing lessons, a wild moped ride through the streets of the city and a fancy dinner complete with Spanish delicacies. Over dinner they discuss their possible future together and the compromises they both would have to make. An intimate visit to a fantasy suite ends the night, but Jillian needs to decide if she will take the relationship to the next level and stay the night.
   
The charming southern city of Sevilla hosts Jillian and Reid. They stroll through the streets looking to shop for the ingredients for a perfect picnic. This lovable bachelor's quick wit makes the day breezy and fun for the couple. But things heat up during a romantic riverside dinner where Jillian peppers him with questions about how ready he is for a life with her. Once again, Jillian faces a very personal decision about whether she will stay the night in the fantasy suite with him.

The next day in Sevilla, as Jillian and Ed snuggle in a horse drawn carriage for a ride around the romantic streets of the city, she discovers that her feelings are growing stronger for him. When Jillian brings up her concerns about them being together, he wins her over with his sincerity and tenderness. Another fantasy suite card arrives and, like the other bachelors, Jillian must decide whether she is ready to move on her feelings and spend the night.

It's on to Barcelona for the last date. Jillian meets up with Wes, who she finds irresistible, and they bicycle through the city. However, a chill falls on the romantic day when Jillian becomes worried about his inability to show real affection for her. She challenges him at dinner to try and get some real answers to her lingering questions and tearfully confronts him with her worst fears.

In a dramatic rose ceremony, Jillian faces her toughest decision yet. In the end, she reluctantly listens to her heart and says good-by to the man she has been falling for early on. Then she invites the final three men to join her in Hawaii for their final romantic adventures as she attempts to make her fairytale ending come true.

The four remaining men are:

Ed, 29, technology consultant from Chicago, IL.
Kiptyn, 31, business developer from Encinitas, CA.
Reid, 30, realtor from Philadelphia, PA.
Wes, 32, musician from Austin, TX.

http://www.abcmedianet.com/web/dnr/dispDNR.aspx?id=063009_01
Title: Re: The Bachelorette Season 5
Post by: RealityFanWA on July 01, 2009, 01:43:11 AM
is it me or does some one need to take the drinks out of jillians hand for 2 sec's she is not my fav batchlorett for sure and i noticed in chris's bolg he has gone from calling her jilly to jillian, i am thinking abc is regretting it's desion to have her as the batchorloett. molly would have brought way more to the show jmo.. i did love the beauty of last nights epi, the mountians and the lakes , the train all sooo beautiful, my grand baby watched with me she is 2 and i was like look at the train she loved it, and fell asleep..

Someone needs to take the drinks out of her hand LOL. I always see her with a drink and I told my friend that last night.
Title: Re: The Bachelorette Season 5
Post by: msbuni on July 02, 2009, 08:40:57 AM
Jake's interview....

http://www.realitytvworld.com/news/jake-pavelka-bachelorette-wes-hayden-in-cahoots-with-girlfriend-9226.php

Jake Pavelka: 'Bachelorette's Wes Hayden "in cahoots" with girlfriend

   
By Christopher Rocchio, 07/01/2009

Jake Pavelka is still adamantly claiming that Wes Hayden and Laurel Kagay were in a romantic relationship during filming for The Bachelorette's fifth season and are also currently dating -- adding the two were "in cahoots" in getting the country music singer to appear as one of Jillian Harris' suitors.


"[Hayden and Kagay] had an agreement, and this came from Wes.  They had an agreement that they were going to put their relationship kind of on the back-burner so that he could go on there and sell CDs," Pavelka told reporters during a Wednesday conference call.

"I think Wes' motivation is to move CDs.  The guy's smart.  He's real quick on his feet.  He shouldn't of even been on there.  It's hard for me to be real sympathetic about this situation, because I know 100% -- 100% -- that he and Laurel are together, and they were together during the show.  I think it's all an act, and I think Laurel's in cahoots with him."
 
Monday night's The Bachelorette broadcast featured Harris being confronted by Pavelka, who returned to the show after previously being eliminated to inform her that Hayden had repeatedly told him that he did have a girlfriend going into filming.

During the visit, Pavelka identified Hayden's alleged girlfriend as "Laurel" and said he had conversations about her with Wes "more than three times."

"The conversations that Wes and I had were not, 'Hey Jake, I've got a girlfriend," Pavelka said during the conference call. 

"It was, 'Jake, I've got a girlfriend.  I don't know what to do.'  I said, 'Wes, are you in love with her?  Because if you're not in love with her, you may fall in love with Jillian.'  He said, 'No.  Jillian is not the girl for me.'  That's why it was so serious to me, because Wes had somebody back home that he cared about.  He wasn't even available to be on the show."

Pavelka said that he and Hayden "would confide in each other" frequently during filming.

"People just felt comfortable talking to me, and Wes was talking to me towards the end about going ahead and bowing out, getting out of the show," Pavelka said. 

"He had already gotten what he was looking for -- to sell CDs.  Each Rose Ceremony I would think, 'Okay, he's going to go.  He's going to go.  He's just going to go ahead and go.' Then [Harris] started sending guys home that truly were starting to feel like they might fall in love with her,  that's when I took it on my part to expose it, and I felt it was really important to help her along because she can't see it."

Pavelka said he was haunted by the fact that he didn't take the opportunity to tell Harris about Hayden and Kagay's relationship while he was still a suitor.

"I was laying in bed every morning going, 'I screwed up.  I screwed up.  I should have told her before I left.  I should have told her at that Rose Ceremony.  I should have stopped the whole thing... and said, 'You need to know something,'" said Pavelka.  "I was just kicking myself, but I thought Wes was going to bow out at that Rose Ceremony like he had told me."

However Hayden never declined a rose from Harris, leading Pavelka to let producers know what was on his mind.

"[The producers] would call me every once and a while just to make sure I was doing okay because I took it pretty hard.  It hurt because I went on there to really fall in love.  I was really giving it a good shot," recalled Pavelka. 

"One of the producers called me and I just broke down.  They said, 'What is it?'  I said, 'I still need to tell [Harris] some things.  Would there be any way that I could talk to her again?' They said, 'Well we don't do that.  What do you need to tell her?'  So I kind of ran through it with them, and with their help, they made it happen."

Pavelka said he "knew it would hurt" Harris if he told her about Hayden and Kagay's relationship, but he still decided to go through with it.

"I thought that I owed it to her," he told reporters.  "We just developed a level of respect.  I know that Jillian would have done that for me had the roles been reversed.  So I tried to treat everybody on there as I want to be treated, and what Wes did to her is wrong."

Pavelka traveled to Austin to talk with Harris and let her know about Hayden and Kagay during her hometown date with Hayden.

"I didn't want to kick Wes off.  That wasn't my goal," said Pavelka.  "But she needs to know this so that she can make the best decision about the guys she has remaining.  My goal was not to get him off.  My goal was to inform her and be there for her."

Since Harris was in the midst of waiting for Hayden to pick her up for the second part of her visit to his hometown, she confronted him about the accusations when he arrived.  As Pavelka predicted, Hayden denied the allegations -- even after Harris brought Pavelka and Hayden face-to-face.

"The most important thing to me is I went on there honorably and told the truth, and he lied to me and lied to Jillian," Pavelka told reporters. 

"He lied to me telling me he never said that -- which he did, on multiple occasions, that he had a girlfriend and her name was Laurel -- and then he lied to Jillian just stringing her along."

Harris subsequently decided to keep Hayden and send two other suitors packing at the conclusion of Monday night's episode.  Kagay has since supported Hayden, claiming the two are only friends.

"I kind of feel bad," said Pavelka about Harris' decision to keep Hayden.  "But again, I didn't go on to kick Wes off.  I went in there to inform her of the truth."

In addition, Pavelka said it was never his intention to try and win Harris' heart by calling out Hayden.

"I didn't go down there to get back on the show.  She made her decision about me and that was that," explained Pavelka.  "I had absolutely no motivation -- nothing to gain, nothing to lose by going down there, other than the fact that I would want her to do it for me."

When asked if he now regrets the decision to tell Harris about Hayden, Pavelka replied "absolutely not."

"I care about the girl.  She's just awesome.  I think the world of her.  Wes just had her snowed," said Pavelka, adding that Hayden's portrayal on the show is accurate.

"The way people are coming across on this show is how they are.  The producers aren't editing to make people look bad.  It's how they really are; it's how I would describe them in real life. It's truly reality.  Those things were said.  Wes said those things -- they didn't edit them in there."

Pavelka said he anticipates there will be some problems between Hayden and Kagay should Hayden make it far enough in The Bachelorette's fifth season to receive a "Fantasy Suite Date" with Harris.

"What I was wondering was -- when all this comes into play -- what are you going to do when it gets to the Final 2 and you guys go behind locked doors?  What are you going to do then?  Is that okay with Laurel?  Because evidently she's cleared you to kiss [Harris].  But I bet you it's not okay to do anything else," said Pavelka.

In addition, Pavelka said he decided to tell Harris about Hayden even though he wasn't the only one who knew about his relationship with Kagay.

"I don't believe in guy code.  What does that mean?  Is it lying to somebody?  I don't know what that means," said Pavelka.

Ironically, Kagay also previously dated The Bachelor eleventh-season star Brad Womack, who infamously rejected both DeAnna Pappas and Jenni Croft during the Fall 2007 installment of the series.

Even stranger, Pavelka said Hayden, Womack and Kagay are all connected.

"Brad introduced them.  Wes told me this!" Pavelka told reporters.

Despite Hayden's alleged dishonesty with him, Pavelka said he hopes that they can eventually put the past where it belongs.

"Wes and I were pretty close on the show, and I don't think he's a bad guy.  I don't hate him," said Pavelka.  "I don't respect him lying to my face like that, but I'm hopeful at some point that we can be friends."

Title: Re: The Bachelorette Season 5
Post by: msbuni on July 02, 2009, 08:42:18 AM
Laurel's interview....

Alleged 'The Bachelorette' girlfriend: "I'm absolutely not with Wes"

   
By Christopher Rocchio, 07/01/2009

The Bachelorette suitor Wes Hayden's alleged girlfriend is standing by her man  -- but only in a purely platonic way.

Laurel Kagay is backing up the country music singer's claim that the two dated for three years but ended their romantic relationship about a year before he went on the ABC reality dating show, People reported Wednesday.

"I'm absolutely not with Wes, nor would I be with Wes if he were going on a show to be with another girl," she told People. "That's absolutely crazy."
 
Monday night's The Bachelorette broadcast featured star Jillian Harris being confronted by previously eliminated suitor Jake, who returned to the show to inform her that Wes had repeatedly told him that he did have a girlfriend going into filming. Jake identified Wes' alleged girlfriend as "Laurel" and said he had conversations about her with Wes "more than three times."

Laurel, who said she watched the episode, thinks Jake had his own reasons for attempting to out Wes.

"I think he was definitely upset about not being on the show anymore," she told People.  "And I think Wes did say something about his ex-girlfriend. Maybe he said he still cares about me or whatever. Maybe he talked a little too much about me, and Jake just blew that into something else."

Since Jillian was in the midst of waiting for Wes to pick her up for the second part of his hometown date, she confronted him about the accusations when he arrived.  As Jake predicted, Wes denied the allegations -- even after Jillian brought Jake and Wes face-to-face. Jillian subsequently decided to keep Wes and send two other suitors packing.

Laurel said she was surprised to hear her name in The Bachelorette broadcast but added since she and Wes are still friends, she understands how there might have been some confusion.

"We are really good friends and we do go out to lunch together, so I could see how people could think we're together," she told People, adding she's excited to see what will happen between Wes and Jillian.

"They have not shown Wes' real personality at all. He's so funny. When I was in a relationship with him, we were always laughing and having fun. And I never worried about him cheating on me."

In addition, Laurel said she thinks Wes and Jillian could have a successful relationship.

"She seems to have fun and has a good personality," she told People.  "He's really fun and funny. Too bad all this craziness had to go down."

Ironically, Wes isn't the first person affiliated with the ABC reality dating franchise who has dated Laurel.

The 29-year-old boutique owner from Austin, TX also previously dated The Bachelor eleventh-season star Brad Womack, who infamously rejected both DeAnna Pappas and Jenni Croft during the Fall 2007 installment of the series.

Laurel said she dated Brad for four years, and while it was reported the two reconnected following his The Bachelor stint, she told People she hears he is currently single.

"Brad and Wes are like night and day," she told People.  "They're so different. So it's crazy."

Laurel also previously dated The Bachelorette third-season suitor Collin Evans, who was rejected by Jen Schefft.

http://www.realitytvworld.com/news/alleged-the-bachelorette-girlfriend-im-absolutely-not-with-wes-9225.php
Title: Re: The Bachelorette Season 5
Post by: tory on July 02, 2009, 04:20:43 PM
is it me or does some one need to take the drinks out of jillians hand for 2 sec's she is not my fav batchlorett for sure and i noticed in chris's bolg he has gone from calling her jilly to jillian, i am thinking abc is regretting it's desion to have her as the batchorloett. molly would have brought way more to the show jmo.. i did love the beauty of last nights epi, the mountians and the lakes , the train all sooo beautiful, my grand baby watched with me she is 2 and i was like look at the train she loved it, and fell asleep..

Someone needs to take the drinks out of her hand LOL. I always see her with a drink and I told my friend that last night.

thank you , i mean i now they get tired and all but i have never seen a batchlorett slurring her words like this one  :blaster :hosed i am thinkin she might have seen wes coming and all the hints chris layed down if she were not intoxecated.. jmo
Title: Re: The Bachelorette Season 5
Post by: tory on July 02, 2009, 04:51:51 PM
so i am realy confused this laurel girl dated brad w for 4 yrs and wes for 3 and still had time to dat some one from jenn's season??? realy what does she stand out side of casting handing out her card or is her way of dumping a guy to get them to go on the batchlor. ???
Title: Re: The Bachelorette Season 5
Post by: RealityFreakWill on July 03, 2009, 12:00:05 AM
The Bachelorette’s Jake: Wes & Laurel Are Still Together

Dallas pilot Jake Pavelka, 31, didn’t make a love connection with The Bachelorette’s Jillian Harris, but cared enough to crash Wes’s hometown date to confess what he knew about “Girlfriendgate.” He spoke with reporters about why he believes Wes had — and still has! — a girlfriend, who he thinks is right for Jillian and the possibility of starring on the next Bachelor. – Carrie Bell

Why did you come back?
A producer called me to see if I was doing okay because I took leaving hard and I broke down. [I said,] “I need to tell her some things. Any way I could talk to her again?” I ran through it and they made it happen. I was lying in bed every morning going, “I screwed up. I should have told her before I left.” I wanted to come back because I had information she needed to make the best decisions about the remaining guys and to be there for her. Now I sleep easy at night.

PEOPLE spoke to Laurel and she denied being together during taping. Do you stand by what you claimed, that Wes said he had a girlfriend?
I don’t believe it. I know it. Without a shadow of a doubt, he and Laurel were together. They’re still together. It’s an act and Laurel was in cahoots with him. They had an agreement to put their relationship on the back-burner so he could go on and sell CDs. His biggest fear was making it far enough to go on overnight dates because that wasn’t okay with Laurel. Evidently she cleared [him] to kiss. I’m a God-fearing man and if I am mistaken or he didn’t tell me that, God can strike me down with lightning right now.

Are you there?
Yeah. Still here! We had multiple conversations. He confided with me. He told me he loved [Laurel]. He said, “I’m going to break her heart. I’m going to bow out when the time is right.” This stuff came out of his mouth.

Do you think it’s possible that he is developing feelings for her as the weeks go on?
No. I think Wes’s motivation is to move CDs. Wes had her snowed. The girl loves country music and the man makes it so I can see how intriguing that would be.

Did you get along with Wes?
I don’t think he’s a bad guy. I don’t hate him. I’m hopeful at some point we can be friends. He’s probably having a hard time right now, but it’s hard to be sympathetic because he lied to my face and Jillian’s.

Have you regretted your decision to go Austin?
Absolutely not. I care about the girl. She’s looking to fall in love. With Wes, it was going to be an uphill battle. He won’t put a ring on her finger. I know that Jillian would have done that for me had the roles been reversed. I would have done [it for] Wes.

Dave thought snitches violated “Man Code.” Are you a violator?
I don’t believe in guy code. That’s just a fancy way of saying, “Lie for me, bro!” That ‘bros before hos’ crap … BS! I made a point to let people know that if I found out, I would tell her.

Thoughts on Ed’s return?
Thank God something good happened after I devastated her and she had such a bad week. I could tell she was glowing inside because Ed came back. They clicked. Ed’s a super nice guy, an open book.

Do you think you were you the one for her?
I don’t think I was her type. I do believe I could have made her happy.

Who is the right guy for her?
Kiptyn is a solid guy. He doesn’t tell her things just to stay. [They’d] make a pretty cute couple.

There’s a petition out there to make you the next Bachelor. Would you consider it?
After seeing how the show works and how much love the producers have in their work, I would consider. It’s a terrific way to find somebody.

If you do, what are you looking for in a woman?
I’ve dated a type of girl my whole life that has kept me single. The girl that won’t call back or plays lot of games. They’re fun and keep you on your toes, but not the type you end up marrying. I would go after girls that I don’t consider my type.


http://tvwatch.people.com/2009/07/02/the-bachelorettes-jake-wes-laurel-are-still-together/
Title: Re: The Bachelorette Season 5
Post by: RealityFreakWill on July 03, 2009, 11:09:46 AM
Remaining TV Schedule:

Monday, July 6th

Final 4 (Ed, Kiptyn, Reid & Wes) and Jillian goes to Spain

One is eliminated

Monday, July 13th

Final 3 & Jillian goes to Hawaii

One is eliminated

Monday, July 20th

Men Tells All Special

Monday, July 27th

Final 2 meets Jillian's family

Final Rose Ceremony

Tuesday, July 28th

After The Final Rose Special
Title: Re: The Bachelorette Season 5
Post by: RealityFanWA on July 04, 2009, 02:20:15 PM
Remaining TV Schedule:

Monday, July 6th

Final 4 (Ed, Kiptyn, Reid & Wes) and Jillian goes to Spain

One is eliminated

Monday, July 13th

Final 3 & Jillian goes to Hawaii

One is eliminated

Monday, July 20th

Men Tells All Special

Monday, July 27th

Final 2 meets Jillian's family

Final Rose Ceremony

Tuesday, July 28th

After The Final Rose Special

Thanks for the updates!!!
Title: Re: The Bachelorette Season 5
Post by: msbuni on July 06, 2009, 08:53:50 AM


'Bachelorette' suitor Mike Stagliano confused by Ed Swiderski's return

  http://www.realitytvworld.com/news/bachelorette-suitor-mike-stagliano-confused-by-ed-swiderski-return-9229.php

 
By Christopher Rocchio, 07/02/2009

Michael Stagliano said he was confused when Ed Swiderski returned to woo The Bachelorette star Jillian Harris during Monday night's episode after previously quitting the competition to supposedly avoid being fired from his job.

"I think actually in the Rose Ceremony I honestly put my hand up to ask [host] Chris Harrison, 'I don't understand.  Is this legal?  Doesn't this kind of break the structure of the show?'" Stagliano told reporters during a Wednesday conference call.

"I really didn't understand the concept of letting Ed go ahead and leave for about a month and then he'll be back... I didn't understand that."
 
Despite not knowing what was going on, Stagliano added "at the end of the day, it doesn't really matter what I think."

"More importantly, it's all about Jillian," he said.  "If Jillian really cared for Ed and really liked him, then by all means, he should be back and be able to get a rose and continue on."

Stagliano, a 25-year-old break dance instructor from Astoria, NY, was subsequently rejected during Monday night's Rose Ceremony that saw Harris choose her Top 4 suitors.

Not surprisingly, Stagliano was asked by reporters about his take on Wes Hayden -- who suitor Jake Pavelka has adamantly alleged was dating Laurel Kagay during filming for the show.

Monday night's The Bachelorette broadcast featured Harris being confronted by Pavelka, who returned to the show after previously being eliminated to inform her that Hayden had repeatedly told him that he did have a girlfriend going into filming.

"I honestly don't know.  I never talked to Wes at all.  I never had any of that light shed on me, you know, whether or not he had a girlfriend," Stagliano told reporters. 

"I do know -- and I will stand by Wes until the day I die -- that he is a really good guy.  He's getting edited kind of badly.  He was there for the right intentions.  But I've been pretty taken back by all this stuff."

Despite sticking up for Hayden, Stagliano also said it was difficult to side against Pavelka.

"I don't think Jake's a liar," he explained.  "I think Jake probably heard something that was disconcerting and that he felt he needed to confront Wes about and tell Jillian about.  I just don't know whether it's fact or fiction."

Stagliano said the return of Swiderski combined with fellow suitor Reid getting the first rose during Monday night's ceremony clued him in on the fact that his goose was cooked.

"I knew I was out.  Honestly, I was like, 'Okay, that's my last straw.'  So when it got down to Jesse, Wes and I, I thought that Wes and I were going home 100%.  Well, I shouldn't say 100%," clarified Stagliano, adding since he was unaware at the time of the whole Hayden/Pavelka confrontation he was unsure what would go down.

"Wes, I thought, very much had his foot in the door," he said.  "But I thought Jesse would get a rose over him."

Jesse didn't get the rose and was rejected along with Stagliano, who said he doesn't know if Hayden is right for Harris -- regardless of if he has a girlfriend or not.

"I don't know that I would say that I think Wes is right for Jillian," he told reporters.  "I think that Wes is kind of being cleverly edited to make it him look like he's said some things that maybe were taken out of context." 

While Stagliano claimed earlier in the conference call that he never talked to Hayden, he subsequently told reporters that the two did sit down at one point and discussed their intentions with Harris.

"I was like, 'Dude, what's your deal?  Aren't you like a rock star?  What are you doing here?'" recalled Stagliano.  "He's like, 'Mike, I'll tell you.  I'm 32.  I've been with a lot of girls, I've done the whole rock star thing and I'm ready to settle down.'  He was speaking the truth when he said that."

After he was rejected, Stagliano made a heart-felt statement about how he really had fallen for Harris and would propose marriage to her if he were to see her again.

"To this day, I still think about her.  I still could not say anything bad about her.  I liked everything that I got to see about her -- all those flaws and all her wonderful qualities... Those are real feelings.  Those would not go away," explained Stagliano, adding that the show's format does make it a little easier to fall in love.

"I think when you get out of the show there's definitely a moment of, 'Wait a minute.  What was that?'  I think you have to admit that it's a hyper-sensitive situation to meet someone.  There's no stress, there's no bills coming in.  You're going on these wonderful dates.  Jillian is the only girl that you see for six weeks or so.  So that has to be stated."

Much was made of Stagliano and Harris' age difference, as he's 25 while she's 29.

"She obviously would talk about that to me directly a few times. But I'm telling you, I never felt like she was older than me," he explained.  "If anything, there were times when I was like, 'This girl is more goofy than I am.'  She's very young at heart.  She's got a lot of personality that I imagine I would not find in a lot of 29-year-olds -- and I mean that as a compliment."

Stagliano assured reporters that to him, age is only a number.

"I did kind of feel a romantic connection there, so it certainly wasn't an issue for me.  But for her, unfortunately, it probably was," he said.

With only four guys left in the running, Stagliano said he thinks Harris will eventually end up with Kiptyn, a 31-year-old business developer from Encinitas, CA.

"I think Kiptyn is a really, really good guy -- very down to earth," he said.  "I don't think there's a lot of humor... He's just very even keel, very mellow.  He contrasts Jillian well, he has a great heart and he's a good guy."

Still, Stagliano said his original frontrunner was his "dog" Jesse.

"I thought he was going to win it for sure."

Stagliano told reporters the season's The Bachelorette: The Men Tell All special is scheduled to film "in about a week," and he's anxious to see Harris.

"I'm really nervous to see her," he said.  "The last thing I did on the show -- other than get dumped -- was make-out with her.  So kind of in my head I went out on a high note."

Stagliano added that's he's currently not dating anyone, but could only blame himself.

"That's my own fault.  I'm like terrified of girls.  I'm a disaster."

Despite being a self-described disaster when it comes to the ladies, Stagliano said he would consider starring in The Bachelor -- and offered an interesting twist involving his twin brother Steve.

"I think Steve and I would make it a really fun show.  We would spice things up a notch.  I love the idea, it's never been done before. I think it'd be great," explained Stagliano. 

"It's extremely exciting to think that Steven and I could find our girls at the same time and propose at the same time and have weddings at the same time.  We're like best-good buddies in the whole wide world.  I really couldn't imagine anything better happening in my life."
Title: Re: The Bachelorette Season 5
Post by: msbuni on July 07, 2009, 07:44:38 AM
Some Tuesday morning highlights......   :jumpy:

Chris Harrison blogs 'The Bachelorette': episode 8
Jul 7, 2009, 01:10 AM | by Chris Harrison

Not sure if you guys know this about me but I'm a pretty big deal down in Chihuahua, Mexico. Wes is gone, Wes is gone. There are so many classic Wes moments and lines in this episode that I hardly know where to begin. Things obviously deteriorated pretty fast this week between Wes and Jillian and I know it was pretty obvious who was going home by the time we got to the rose ceremony, but it didn't matter because you knew Wes' ego wouldn't allow him to go quietly into that Spanish night. You just couldn't take your eyes off this Texas-sized dumpster fire.

The week started with Jillian meeting Kiptyn in Madrid. After watching Jill and Kiptyn do their own version of dancing with the stars we know this: Kiptyn can't really dance and he's circumcised. Geez, how tight were those pants? Everything is going smooth with Kip. One thing that seems to worry Jilli a little is that right now Kip doesn't seem all that enthused about proposing at the end of this and she is definitely looking for that. It's not a deal breaker by any means but as she said, it's an issue that will have to be addressed. After Kip, Jillian happened to run into Matthew Perry in Spain…wait. That's not Chandler, that's Reid. We learned on this date that Reid is large (Soy grande). I think Jillian and Reid's relationship has been fun to watch grow. They seem to complement and challenge each other well. Their relationship may have started slowly but over the last few weeks it has really picked up steam. Out of all the guys, Reid seems to be having the toughest time handling the fact that Jillian is dating other men at the same time. That's always tough for the guys and their egos. I did find it amusing when Jill asked Reid what he found hard about the fact that she's dating three other guys. What could he possibly have a problem with when he knows his girl friend will be making out with another man in about 12 hours? Bottom line though is Chandler…Reid is looming grande right now in Jillian's corazon (bet ya didn't think I knew French now, did ya).


After her day with Reid, Jillian was anxious to spend some much needed time with Ed. She took a huge leap inviting him back and really wanted to see if she made the right decision. About five minutes into their date you could tell they were going to pick up right where they left off in Canada. The chemistry between the two of them is undeniable. The one thing that was different about Ed's date was that Jillian accepted the fantasy suite card…kind of. With the other guys she emphatically turned down the fantasy suite, but with Ed she really wanted to use it to make up for lost time (clothes on!). You guys wouldn't believe the time it takes me to write those cards and then mail them to Spain. I'm thinking next season we go green and I'll just text them the fantasy suite option.

So, after Ed it was time to go and confront Wes. Let me start this off by giving you my true feelings as well as Jillian's side of the story -- something I really couldn't fully do until he was gone. Wes represented the kind of guy Jillian thought she would end up with when she came on this show. Because of that she really went the extra mile in giving him opportunities to prove himself. Contrary to what some of you might think, Jillian wasn't blind to all of Wes' antics. Yes, a lot of it she wasn't privy to, but obviously more than one guy told her what Wes was up to. I also think a big part of why she kept Wes so long was she was protecting him. Jillian cared about this guy and knew he'd been screwed over a lot in his life and right or wrong she didn't want to be another person to just walk away from him. Although I don't tell Jillian everything that goes on, we did have several heart-to-heart talks about all these guys on and off camera. She defended him a bit and I think the more people attacked Wes the more she wanted to prove them wrong. I know many of you wish she'd kicked him to the curb weeks ago but this was something she needed to figure out and handle in her own way and in her own time. Sure she could have done it sooner but the point is she did dump him and I think she handled herself well. Jillian truly believes Wes came on this show to promote himself and in the end she feels a little sorry for him.

Alright, enough of the serious stuff. Let's talk about my favorite Wes moments this week. This is a line every man should tell a woman whose heart he is trying to win: "I'm gonna be true to myself...numero uno is most important here." I really don't know why Jillian didn't drop to one knee and propose to him right then and there. Probably my favorite moment was after a really awkward moment, the fantasy suite card arrives. Now obviously the day has been just a bit less than romantic so when presented with the option to spend the night with her, Wes says...wait for it... "ummm, I think we should." Survey says...snowball's chance in hell!

The rose ceremony reminded me of watching Sesame Street as a kid; which one of these is not like the others (go ahead, sing it out loud). Three guys in sharp dark suits, and then there's Wes. Just so you were positive this train was coming off the tracks he adds this little gem: telling the guys that if he's the one going home "you know I'll be back home havin' lots of sex." Reid's expression to this comment was fantastic. After Jillian finally dismisses Wes, he jumps in the limo and gives us one of the best exit meltdowns in the show's history. After throwing out more tired Texas sayings like "I's born at night but not last night" (Dr Phil even thinks Wes throws out too many corny Texas sayings), Wes actually comes up with what I believe is the start of the perfect country and western song (my apologies to Mr. David Allan Coe) "I'm in Spain...everybody's gonna know my name."

Wes is gone and now it's time for Jillian to get down to business. We're now all heading off to Hawaii for the remaining two weeks of the show. I heard from several of you that I wasn't specific enough about the remaining schedule. My apologies, here it is. Next week Jillian takes the three remaining men on exotic dates in Maui. She'll narrow it down to the final two. The following Monday will be the "Men Tell All" special. I can't remember a time when I was more excited to host this show. So much to deal with that I'm going to need an extra couple hours from ABC. The week after the "MTA" special we'll have a two-night finale. The final episode will air on Monday, July 27. Tuesday night we'll wrap it all up with an "After The Final Rose" special. Hope that clears it up for you. Now "I'm goin' back home, I got my dog waitin', and I'm pushin' my new single." Did I mention I'm huge in Chihuahua?

http://popwatch.ew.com/popwatch/2009/07/chris-harrison-blogs-the-bachelorette-episode-8.html#more
Title: Re: The Bachelorette Season 5
Post by: msbuni on July 07, 2009, 07:47:36 AM
 :jumpy:  :jumpy:

Bachelorette’s Blog: I Kept Wes ‘Way Too Long’

EEEEK!!! OMG, YOU GUYS!!! I have been ITCHING to write THIS blog since day one!! YES, I did it (sent Wes home)! I don’t even know where to start with this one. I think I will keep it mostly to the Wes scenario, as this as been the bone of contention for sometime.

But first, you guys, I need to tell you that I DID read all 364 comments (and counting!) that were left after my blog. I do read them all every time. I try my best not to read all the other stuff on the other websites (there is some nasty stuff out there!), but this one is my baby. For some reason, last week, you all wrote the sweetest most sincere messages. I truly sat on my couch with a little tear in my eye, holding my hand over my heart — I felt like each note was a reach out from a best friend. Thank you all for caring for me so much, making me laugh and wanting me to be happy.

The funniest entry I read was from Karen:

Dear Jillian,
If you have rejected Ed, I think I might leave my husband and two children and wander around Chicago with a bullhorn looking for him and his adorable sweater.

Girl, I sure hope it works out for you!

Other than the Wes scenario (which I will dive into soon), I’m not sure I have much juicy gossip about the Spain episode. Kiptyn crashed that scooter about 6 times that night, and although he was mortified, it made me like him even more … I laughed for days about that. I could just see us traveling through Europe doing the same thing and having a blast! Reid and I were starving by the time we went to dinner that night because our attempt at purchasing a romantic little picnic was a complete FLOP and our lunch was dry, tasteless and rubbery — again, another clue as to how much fun we would have traveling together. I did realize in Spain that I’m not as much of a foodie as I thought; I practically starved to death there! I swear I couldn’t find anything to eat but white bread, cured ham and escargot!

I DEFINITELY knew I was NOT ready for overnight dates in Spain. I new they were an integral part of finding your lifelong partner, but I just wasn’t ready! I was nervous to accept the overnight date with Ed because of the “insinuations” that go with that, but I feared that we didn’t have enough time to catch up during the day. I knew that if Ed were to have a shot at this, he needed A LOT of time to get caught up with the others. I’m not sure if this is appropriate to say or not … but I have to tell you … We really did stay up ALL night till 7 a.m. talking about everything under the sun — every guy’s dream of the “fantasy date” … not. But it did make me realize how serious he was about coming back showing me he cared.

So … Wes! I know I kept him for WAY too long. I FULLY admit this. Someone on here wrote the truest way to explain it — it’s like you’re watching a horror movie that you starred in … And all your friends are yelling at you, “He’s behind you! He’s behind you!” Ha. There are so many ways to explain my connection with Wes. I cringe to admit this, but I truly was blinded by many of Wes’s “good qualities” for the better half of his stay that I refused to see all the red flags (and there were a lot of them!).

The thing is, for the last 10 years of my life, I have been surrounded with everything “urban,” my adult life has been all about my work and being in the city and I had this fantasy of being with someone that reminds me of where I came from, you know, camping, driving down the old dirt road, my guy working on the truck out in the driveway, listening to country music, cracking a beer on a Sunday evening on the old front porch … Scrreeeechhhh! What? Jilly! You have been listening to too many honky-tonk songs! Ha! Wes defined that fantasy to a tee, though. And the others were such city boys, I had such a hard time letting that long-time fantasy go.

I still don’t know if Wes had a girlfriend, but I do think Wes was there for his career. Along the way, we did build a friendship but his presence on the show was a disservice to both of us. It made me look like a fool and like I had bad judge of character, and it made him look like someone he is not. I guess this is what you lay out on the line when you sign up for something like this, right? Ultimately, you are all still entitled to your opinion, but I am a huge supporter of forgiveness and I hope you can give Wes a break and lay this one to rest.

Overall, I would say this was one of my favorite episodes so far. It showed my serious side, my funny side, my smart side and my soft side. I have to say, I am my own worst critic throughout all of this, but it is a reminder that I am not a perfect little princess … that I am a brunette and sometimes act like a blonde, that I have a brain, but sometimes choose not to use it, that I am okay with laughing, and later okay with shedding a little tear. This is what makes life so fun and interesting — and I have to admit, I love reliving this experience more and more every day.

Thank you all for reading again. I hope this one didn’t bore you!

Much Love,
Jilly XOXO
Title: Re: The Bachelorette Season 5
Post by: msbuni on July 07, 2009, 08:03:36 AM
Finally - the "evil one" is gone!!   :wohoo:     Wes - you give Texas men a bad reputation!!  I don't even know if I want to read his interview....since I am likely not to believe a word of it!   
Title: Re: The Bachelorette Season 5
Post by: tory on July 07, 2009, 10:10:44 AM
ms ty for the blogs and up dates.....
ps i hate it when ppl stero type blondes.. jilly i am a brunett but sometomes act like a blonde???
well i am a blonde and i would not be drinking and slurring and acting like her if i were on national tv..
 :meow: :meow: ok i got that out i am better now..
Title: Re: The Bachelorette Season 5
Post by: cinni on July 13, 2009, 09:37:05 PM
I know where she's been the last week, here in Calgary doing the Stampede thing. My family saw her at the pancake breakfast last Weds while I was dealing with something else. And then we missed her at the rodeo. Sorry, no spoilers at all.
Title: Re: The Bachelorette Season 5
Post by: BamBam on July 13, 2009, 09:50:50 PM
help us west coasters out!  Who does she send home tonight?
Title: Re: The Bachelorette Season 5
Post by: msbuni on July 14, 2009, 08:01:04 AM

Chris Harrison blogs 'The Bachelorette': episode 9
Jul 14, 2009, 01:09 AM | by Chris Harrison

That's it, I'm now fully corrupted. I hope you're happy with yourselves. As many of you know, it was a big tech leap for me to start blogging last season. Then I took the next step and started tweeting (@chrisbharrison). Now, I have completed the circle…I'm on Facebook. I realize I'm about three years late to this party but hey, at least I arrived. There are a few fake pages but the real one has a bunch of pics and updates. It also has all the blogs from this season so you can go back and catch up, or just read them over and over again. I think my next step will be getting one of these new cordless devices I've been hearing so much about. Apparently you carry it around and you can make phone calls with it, and it's not attached to the wall. Okay, enough of my pathetic technological life. Let's talk business.

I apologize for not being there for you and Jillian last week in Spain. It's good to know that I was missed. Of all the people I really wanted to say “take a moment and say your goodbyes” to, I didn't get the chance. So, if you don't mind, I'd like to do it now. Wes, get your guitar, your hit song (in Chihuahua, Mexico), your Texas sayings (that really give all of us proud Texans a bad name), your girlfriend, and take a moment and say your goodbyes. Not sure about you but I feel better now. I promise I won't leave you hanging again and I'll make sure I get Jillian across the finish line. As I said last week, now that Wes is gone Jillian can get down to the business of finding the man she truly loves and wants to spend the rest of her life with. I met up with Jillian and the boys in Maui, where we spent this week. Kiptyn had the most uneventful date with Jill. I don't mean that in a bad way whatsoever, it's just that the other two dates had a little more content and drama. It always feels very easy between Kip and Jill. They had a blast at the ropes course and then came the fantasy suite card part II. Jillian gave in this time and took him back to the fantasy suite. Let me just say one thing about their relationship that bothers me a little bit. I don't like the fact that Jillian mentions at times that Kiptyn might be out of her league. That's an insecurity Jilli has and it's something she'll have to overcome before this relationship can take that next important step.


After Kiptyn's day, Jillian had her date with Reid. Or, as I like to call it, the great fishing trip. The entire date Jillian found herself fishing for info and confirmation of Reid's true feelings. As great as their relationship was, Jillian was always needing more from Reid and ultimately at this stage that's what Jillian used to make her final decision and send him home. For all the great things this process provides, unlimited time is not one of them. Jillian needed Reid to step up to the plate and he just couldn't do that. And when he left, I think that's something he regretted. My guess is he'll learn from this and never let it happen again. That to me is one of the great aspects of this show that is rarely discussed. I know many men and women who have left this show “unsuccessfully,” but with a much greater sense of who they are and what they want in life and love. Two good friends of mine, Bob Guiney and Andrew Firestone, are great examples of this. I consider both of them great success stories from this show, even though they didn't end up with somebody from their season. One last thing about Reid and Jillian's date: They too ended up in the fantasy suite and in a bubble bath. A huge rookie mistake often made in taking a bubble bath is adding too many bubbles. The perfect amount will give you the romantic bubbles (hiding what you don't want seen) but you can also see the other person on the other side of the tub. Come on! Do I have to teach these people everything? When I write my book someday I'll devote a chapter to proper bubble bath etiquette and technique. I'll talk a little more about Reid's goodbye down below. Up next was the comeback kid, Ed.

As Jillian put it best, Ed gets major points for simply listening to what his girl wants. Flying in his parents meant the world to Jillian. Ed has also been very open with his feelings toward Jillian, not leaving her to wonder or worry. The biggest problem with Ed that I can tell is his choice in wardrobe. I got a call from John McEnroe and Larry Bird and they want their short shorts back. Even though we were in Hawaii, don't get me started on the suit he wore to the rose ceremony. Go back and watch the guys' reactions when Ed walked up -- priceless. Jillian called it his ice cream salesman suit. Jillian decided to take Ed back to the fantasy suite and this is where the wheels came off of what was otherwise a perfect day. Jillian and Ed both put so much pressure on themselves and so wanted that moment to be perfect that it was a disaster. Now, with very little time left, Jillian has to find out if that romantic side of their relationship is there like it is with Kiptyn. With Kip there is no effort; it's just there like it should be. Now Jill has to find that with Ed.

I'm extremely happy with the two men Jillian has narrowed this down to. Both Kip and Ed are good men who love her and want the best for her. Now it's all on Jillian to figure out what she's looking for and which guy has those qualities. Reid's exit was by far the toughest to date for Jillian. You got the feeling that had time not been an issue, this could have gone further. As Jillian said during our deliberation, each guy represents something very different she's looking for in life. I think the look of disbelief on Reid's face as he pulled away in the limo said it best. Again, I'm sure he left that day with major regret for not saying what needed to be said.

We have two weeks left in this adventure. Next week will be the "Men Tell All" show that we just shot last weekend. It was by far the best tell-all we've ever had. I didn't expect the guys to be so open and so fired up. It got out of hand in a hurry. There's plenty of talk about David, Juan, Tanner P, Jake, and, of course, Wes. There are also plenty of never-before-seen scenes and bloopers that you all seem to love every season.

I forgot to mention one more huge technological achievement I just realized. This is my first time blogging at 30,000 feet in the air. Congrats! We all became members of the mile high club together. I trust it was as good for you as it was me.

http://popwatch.ew.com/popwatch/2009/07/chris-harrison-blogs-the-bachelorette-episode-9.html


Title: Re: The Bachelorette Season 5
Post by: msbuni on July 14, 2009, 08:04:20 AM
Bachelorette’s Blog: Jillian’s ‘Heart-Wrenching Goodbye’

July 14, 2009

It’s a little harder to write my blog now that there is less fun, juicy gossip and more deep, heartfelt feelings. How do you put this into words? This week was a hard one to watch — that heart-wrenching goodbye with Reid, the close-to-inappropriate steamy scene with Ed, (um, did that almost top my hot tub scene!? Yikes!) and me almost barfing on myself on that totem pole with Kiptyn! I have to admit that a lot of feelings came rushing back when I watched the episode this week.

Before I forget, I have to tell you how I spent my entire morning (from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.) last Tuesday … Drinking an entire pot of coffee, laughing, smiling and sometimes crying while reading ALL of your 1,961 comments! Holy moly, you guys!!! I am having so much fun with them, though! And for all of you who sent out a special little ’shout out’ to me directly … I HEAR YOU! And THANK YOU! xo

I have to say that my date with Kiptyn was WAY funnier than could ever be revealed on the screen. I just about peed my pants about 10 times that day. The ropes course was definitely the most humbling date I think Kip or I have ever been on. Poor Kip looked like a baby giraffe on those ropes, and I couldn’t catch my breath I was laughing so hard! To make matters worse, there was a continuation of themes on this date. Well, it all started on the western date back in Los Angeles when Kip had to wear very tight chaps. Then on the flamenco date, those pants — well let’s just say he claims he had trouble zipping them up. So, when we walked up to the ropes course, I told him, “Well, thank God I’m not putting you in skintight pants!” Just then we looked at the instructor and the harness he was wearing and Kip just looked at me and said, “WAIT A MINUTE!!!!” Turns out the harness accentuated that “area” and we howled for the entire date!

Reid’s date was very bitterSWEET (I capped the sweet because it was more sweet than bitter). See, Reid and I had a very good energy together. When we were together, it was like an old high school crush. We rarely worried about the specifics and were always just so flighty together. What you didn’t see was that we actually got a couples’ massage on the beach before dinner. Soooo romantic! I highly recommend it (if you happen to be slumming around the beaches of Maui looking for something to do)!

Another funny thing happened on that date: I was waiting on this picturesque beach for him to arrive that evening, with tiki torches behind me and the smell of gardenia filling the air. Well, just as Reid came around the corner, a little crab came running toward me and I started screaming and jumping up and down. As you can imagine, Reid and I laughed so hard. We were both so curious about that little crab and couldn’t concentrate on anything else for the longest time! So, that feeling that I have been looking for was definitely there with Reid, but the promise of any sort of commitment or partnership wasn’t there. And because I have been hurt before by not being realistic, it made me put up a wall and inevitably led to me letting Reid go. I will have to agree with Chris in saying this had to be the most emotional goodbye in Bachelorette history.

Now Ed’s date. I definitely have to say Ed and I fit A LOT into that day — the catamaran ride, cliff jumping and swimming in the ocean, but the best part of the date was not something I had planned … it was Ed’s surprise. I was SHOCKED when he told me he brought his parents to Hawaii. I had been hearing about this Judy for so long, she became sort of a legend to me. I am positive I was more nervous than she was. And how about Ed’s dad and his classic quote “What the hell are we doing here?” That was another belly laugh moment. After all the hometown dates, I will have to say this was definitely one of my favorites. So real.

Again, I have to say that this episode tugged on the heartstrings. I have been blessed with these three individuals who are not only bright, genuine, charismatic, gorgeous and down to earth — but who respect me and adore me. I can now say with 100 percent conviction that it is possible to fall for more than one person when you are presented with individuals of this caliber.

Thank you again for reading.

Bless you,
Jilly Beans

http://tvwatch.people.com/2009/07/14/bachelorettes-blog-jillians-heart-wrenching-goodbye/#more-14552


Title: Re: The Bachelorette Season 5
Post by: msbuni on July 21, 2009, 08:21:02 AM
Chris Harrison blogs 'The Bachelorette': episode 10
Jul 21, 2009, 01:05 AM | by Chris Harrison

You'll have to bear with me. As some of my Twitter friends already know, I attempted to type this week's blog on my iPhone while attending an AYSO coaches meeting. There's two hours of my life I'll never get back. But at least I now know not to yell at kids, leave trash, or bring dogs on school property. Contrary to some comments, I still read most if not all of your comments. Some have mentioned that I've gotten away from talking about behind-the-scenes stuff. I'll try to do better about that. I've also noticed a lot of anger in the air. Look, I realize these are tough economic times. I also realize our government is attempting to spend more money than our children's children's children will ever be able to pay back but let's remember what a very famous man once said: "All you need is love." And that's what this show is all about. Take away the guys crying on banisters, oil rubdowns (Wow, I felt a little uncomfortable watching that one myself), rumors and lies...this show comes down to one simple word: LOVE. You can all speculate and talk about Jillian's choices and character but bottom line is next Monday night you will all see firsthand if she found what she was so desperately looking for. I also read that many of you are up in arms over who we have or haven't chosen as our next Bachelor. Relax people, I can tell you with one hundred percent certainty that we have not picked our next bachelor. In fact, I'd love to continue to hear your comments on who you would like to see in that role and why. Oh, Amy, sorry that this new blog picture isn't much better. I have to agree, it looks like I'm wearing my dad's suit. Still not sure how those pics get chosen to be on the blog. I'm going to ask my friend Gilles Marini if he'll let me use one of his shirtless photos from now on.

Let's talk about this week's special, "Men Tell All." I will be honest, I didn't expect a whole lot from these guys. First of all, guys rarely hold grudges for very long, and this show is shot eight weeks after the taping has concluded. Secondly, guys are like goldfish. Sure we get mad but two seconds later we're distracted and we forget and move on. This wasn't the case with this group of guys. This show got out of hand in a hurry. I mean, come on. Did anybody ever expect Jake to throw out an "F" bomb? Because the guys were so good, we had to edit the show a bit more than we expected. We planned on showing some other fluff stuff, like a cute piece about former bachelors and bachelorettes who got together for a "reunion" in Vegas. The taping started with about 20 minutes of the guys ganging up on Jake. I'll admit I do understand where the guys are coming from here but what I don't get is how worked up they get about it. Who cares if he comes off as "Mr. Perfect." I don't recall asking any of them to marry him.

One thing you didn't see was after Jake, the guys spent about 20 minutes crushing Juan. This I found hysterical. Basically, what it all boiled down to was Juan wasn't like them, didn't act like them, drink like them, dress like them, or talk like them. This was just more than these guys could handle and they let Juan have it in the house and on the show. It was truly like stepping back into high school all over again. Only this time, instead of wanting to be like the cool kids, I just really felt sorry for them. As my wife put it best, it's shocking many of them are still single.

I do want to talk a bit about David. Enough was said about this ridiculous "man code" on the special, so I'm done with that. I have to say I was very happy and a little impressed that he apologized to Jillian about the way he acted. Although it was a very heartfelt, sincere apology, the problem is to this day he still doesn't understand what he did wrong. He doesn't get that you just don't treat women like that and you certainly don't put them in that position. There were so many times during the taping where I found myself trying to teach these boys life lessons. Damn you guys for that. Look I had a great time in the frat house back in college too, but it's time to stop worrying about who's doing shots and maybe worry about being a decent human being. Damn you for making me get on a soap box. I'm going to fake a shot and continue.

There is one other major (rather very minor) event we saved you from ever seeing on TV. When I was saying goodbye to Jillian, Brian, who stripped down on night one, was going to do a funny striptease but he had on a Canadian flag thong. Brian's striptease was so long and so pathetic we had to cut it out. Believe me when I tell you you're all better off.

Before I wrap up my thoughts on this episode I have to once again deal with Wes. It is my hope that these will be my final words, as in the end he didn't really amount to much on this show or in Jillian's life. I saw in last week's comments that Wes declined coming on the show but then asked to be on only to be turned down. That is all true, but as usual with rumors too much of the truth has been left out. Wes did originally decline coming on the show. At the eleventh hour he had a change of heart and wanted to be on the show. Why the change of heart? With Wes there's always a scheme and it didn't take long to figure it out. Wes had called several of the guys (I'll let you guess who) to make sure they would back him up if he came back and only then did he call and ask to be back on the show. My opinion was I've heard enough B.S. to last me a lifetime with this guy. He doesn't matter in the grand scheme of Jillian's life so there's no reason to put up with any more of his Texas sayings and shenanigans (love that word). On the other hand I was very sorry Reid couldn't make it. He's a great guy who I enjoyed getting to know this season. Jillian also loved him and I hope to be able to bring him back on the "After the Final Rose" special next week so we can get his side of the story.

As you heard Jillian say at the end of the show, she's as happy as she's ever been. I can't wait for all of you to watch the end of this season. I'll be interested to read your comments next Wednesday (that's after the "After the Final Rose" special). I leave you this week with the thoughts from one of your own:

Sarah Wed, Jul 15, 2009 at 03:09 PM EST
Oh Chris, you know your doing something right when all of these people, good or bad, are here leaving comments! It blows my mind why people comment if they dont even like the show. Guess they have nothing better to do! Anyway, I just want to know if this is going to be the most dramatic bachelorette finale EVER?! Love the show Chris, I also think your hilarious!

Sarah, the answer is yes... this will be the most dramatic finale EVER!!!!!

http://popwatch.ew.com/popwatch/2009/07/chris-harrison-blogs-the-bachelorette-episode-10.html#more
Title: Re: The Bachelorette Season 5
Post by: msbuni on July 21, 2009, 08:30:46 AM

The Bachelorette

Bachelorette Blog: Jillian’s Take on ‘Men Tell All’
July 21, 2009
Hey Guys!

Whoa — what a change of mood on here this week! Lots of good comments (thank you!) but so many negative ones again! Since this is the only place I can defend myself, I am going to take that opportunity now and hopefully connect with a few of you.

There are many other places on the Internet to call me an idiot and call down my decisions. For those who are supporting my journey, thank you so much! I love you all and can’t wait for you to see the outcome! For those of you who continue to say hurtful things here, please understand that I am a human just like you with a heart and feelings. Yes, I struggled with a lot of decisions this season. Again, I admit that I’m human. But I still stand by my statement that I am VERY HAPPY. I have had two months living with ALL my decisions and am STILL VERY HAPPY with ALL of them. That is what matters right? I feel that everyone is entitled to their opinions, but I do wish some would be a little easy on the words. 

If I have eliminated someone who you loved, I am sorry … I wish I could have kept every wonderful guy from the show but I am only looking for ONE man to make ME happy. I DO have an excellent judge of character and I do know what I am looking for in a unique individual to go through life with me.

Also, I want to clear up a little confusion about the perception of my “engagement standards” coming into this journey. I was not desperate for an engagement. I actually was very nervous about it and would be happy with no engagement if that were the right choice. All I wanted and would have been happy with was someone to love who loved me back. Someone who had some sort of conviction of how they felt, or was willing to make a sacrifice of any kind, as I had stated several times that I was eager to do the same. Not only is this conviction from the guy an indication for me to move forward with the relationship, but it is also an indication of what our life would be like post-show.

Sigh … ANYWAY, I guess one must develop a thick skin to endure this sort of venture, so I will put that to rest and talk about some fun stuff from the MEN TELL ALL!

The Men Tell All was actually a blast! Well … it didn’t start out so fun … I got to the set and was waiting and waiting and waiting to come out onstage. Now that I’ve seen the show I understand why! The guys clearly had a lot to get off their chests.

Once I got onstage, I was really relieved to see everyone’s faces. At first it was like seeing a room full of ex-boyfriends, but after a few minutes I realized I needed the closure with them, hopefully to start some friendships down the road. It felt great to come clean with David (and in hindsight, I wish I would have given him an even harder time about his language and behavior) but it was good to confront him nonetheless. I was most excited to see Michael — he is just such a funny, quirky, honest, loving individual. I do feel so blessed to have met him. My favorite part of the whole evening was the bloopers. I laughed so hard and it definitely made me realize there were SO many good laughs throughout this journey. My favorite one of all time was Michael farting. OH MY GOSH was that funny! I swear that guy could be the next Jim Carrey.

One thing I wish we got on camera (that I forgot to tell you way back when) was when my ROOM ACTUALLY CAUGHT ON FIRE in Whistler. It was the night that Ed left, and I was awake till about 5am. I finally passed out (in my dress) on top of the sheets and I guess some candles were left on (from the interviews I was doing earlier). Well … one of the candles caught the daffodils on fire and they went up in flames! I woke up to mad panic and couldn’t find anything to put out the flaming inferno but a pot of coffee. When the fire was out, I was left with burnt sheets and a bed, sopping wet with coffee. I sat on the edge of my bed and laughed and then cried! In hindsight it’s kind of funny … but at the time I was a mess! I’ll have to say, that would have been the biggest blooper of the season.

I was really expecting to chat with the guys more and wished I could have spent some more time visiting, but it was kept short and sweet — well, until Brian Duke decided to strip again!!! I know they didn’t show that but I have to tell you all about it!!! So right at the very end, I decided to tell Brian Duke that I actually thought his nickname for me, “Hot tub Harris,” was sort of funny (even though inappropriate).

Well before I could finish my sentence, he started slowly standing up and slowly taking off his clothes!!! I was like “Brian, no!!! Don’t do it!” But he continued to do it. This time I didn’t even look his way. I just stared at Chris Harrison thinking “Really? Is he REALLY doing this?” He did, right down to his thong Canadian-inspired skivvies. UGGHHHH!!!! Will the drama ever end?!

Anyhoo, that’s how the evening ended — with the eternal image of Brian Duke’s privates all wrapped up in my Canadian Flag!! Bahhh!!!

Well, next week is the finale. Like I said, the drama continues next week and I believe this will be another controversial episode. All I can say is that after all the drama is over, and I make that ONE LAST FINAL decision, I hope you all are as thrilled with the outcome as I am. You have no idea how excited I am to let this secret out!!!

Thank you again for reading,
Jilly

MKevin Foley/ABC

http://tvwatch.people.com/2009/07/21/bachelorette-blog-jillians-take-on-men-tell-all/#more-14722

Title: Re: The Bachelorette Season 5
Post by: BamBam on July 26, 2009, 04:53:34 PM
Will somebody from back east PLEASE post who she picks on Monday night right away?  I just don't think I can wait those extra hours to finally find out.  Pathetic, I know.  :groan:
Title: Re: The Bachelorette Season 5
Post by: georgiapeach on July 27, 2009, 08:21:58 PM
For Bam-Bam... (mouse over) SPOILER

She just told KIp (?) she had fallen in love with someone else...sounds like she is picking Ed. But there sure still is a lot of time left!!

Who were we rooting for?? I haven't seen any till now...
Title: Re: The Bachelorette Season 5
Post by: georgiapeach on July 27, 2009, 08:33:08 PM
Uh-oh some guy she sent home, just came back, and is saying he is love with her.

Sorry, I don't know his name? :lol: But she says it was  the hardest thing to do...she cried after letting him go

He is saying (to her) why didn't I tell her? It is the perfect connection...

Now he is proposing!!!!!

She says I missed you so much...I need to think. I am ready to spend the rest of my life w/ someone else... I need to think before I unmake any decisions...
Title: Re: The Bachelorette Season 5
Post by: georgiapeach on July 27, 2009, 08:39:50 PM
Reed his name is Reed!
Title: Re: The Bachelorette Season 5
Post by: georgiapeach on July 27, 2009, 08:43:17 PM
Okay...she realizes she is in love with >> Ed   <<  so she is saying goodbye..  saying she is truly in love, excited, happy....
Title: Re: The Bachelorette Season 5
Post by: georgiapeach on July 27, 2009, 09:00:07 PM
Okay, I don't watch these shows for a reason...I am boohooing here.

The proposal....

She is pretty  ecstatic!! "Do you have any idea how much fun we are going to have??" heeee.
Title: Re: The Bachelorette Season 5
Post by: msbuni on July 27, 2009, 09:31:48 PM
She turns down Reid ....sends him home ...then accepts Ed's proposal!  Sorry - I watch about 1.5 hours after it starts and zoom through comericals and drinks lots of wine..just like my girl...jill bean...!!   
Title: Re: The Bachelorette Season 5
Post by: BamBam on July 27, 2009, 09:37:29 PM
thank you!  thank you!  THANK YOU!  I love you both for letting me know and putting me out of my misery!  So I guess that means Kiptyn is still available for my daughter???  Or Jeff from BB?   :flirt:
Title: Re: The Bachelorette Season 5
Post by: msbuni on July 28, 2009, 06:35:18 AM
You are very welcome!!  Yes....guess that means ....Kiptyn back on the market!   ;D
Title: Re: The Bachelorette Season 5
Post by: tory on July 28, 2009, 11:51:57 AM
can some one post chris blog and jillians blog pleeeeaaassseee :hearts:
Title: Re: The Bachelorette Season 5
Post by: msbuni on July 29, 2009, 07:56:04 AM

Chris Harrison blogs 'The Bachelorette': 'The Final Rose' and 'After the Final Rose'
Jul 29, 2009, 02:02 AM | by Chris Harrison

I knew everything was going to be alright when the bird crapped on my shoulder the day before the proposal. But let's back up a bit. We flew from Maui to Kona for the final leg of this journey. Jillian had narrowed it down to her final two, Ed and Kiptyn. Despite the emotional breakup with Reid, Jillian was feeling pretty good about the situation. Now I don't want to bore you by going back over all the details of this episode, so I'm going to give you my opinion of what went down and why. I know it might sound weird but Jillian had love for each of these guys. If life and love was purely about a physical attraction Kiptyn would've easily been the one. That's not to say they didn't have an emotional connection too, but Jillian didn't see growing old with him and that was big for her. While Ed was dancing around Hawaii in shorts that wouldn't fit my 7-year-old and Kiptyn was flexing his abs, Reid was desperately trying to get a hold of producers. As you heard him say on the Final Rose special, he felt there was something still there between he and Jillian, and he was willing to go all the way to prove it. I have to give the guy credit -- this was a bold, brave move. As you could clearly see by the look on her face, Jill had absolutely no idea Reid was coming back.

Allowing Reid to come back was a very tough decision for us to make. This final day is always an emotional roller coaster for all of us. After a long haul, Jillian had mentally prepared herself to break up with Kiptyn and choose Ed. Throwing Reid back into the equation was very risky. We had no idea how Jillian would react and what this would do to her final decision. We were all really flying by the seat of our pants on this one. We knew that both Kiptyn and Ed had rings and were prepared to get down on one knee, and as far as TV goes that was more than enough to successfully wrap up this season. But just like you saw, we also felt there was just something there between Jill and Reid, and had time not been a factor there's no way she would have let him go in Maui. When I saw Jillian's reaction when Reid walked out on that platform, our suspicions were confirmed. She still had serious feelings for this guy. What followed was about an hour of emotion and confusion. Hard to believe after this many seasons we could possibly run into a situation we've never dealt with before, but that's the beauty of this show: we always do.

If you ask Jillian about that final day and Reid coming back she'll tell you it was always Ed all the way. I understand her position and if I was engaged to somebody else I would probably paint the same picture. I don't doubt for a second that Jillian loves Ed and I know that was what she wanted the moment she woke up that morning. But I also know that there was serious temptation when Reid came back and that temptation did lead to a moment of doubt. Luckily Jillian had the poise to walk away and try and collect her thoughts. That's when I asked the producers if I could go talk to her. Jillian and I have become very good friends over the last year and at that moment she needed a friend to talk to, somebody that wasn't going to manipulate or lead her in a certain direction, just somebody that would listen and let her lead herself back where she always wanted to be and that was with Ed.

I received more than a few Twitters asking why I was in the Ed camp -- insinuating that I pushed Jillian in that direction. First of all, let me say I wasn't in anybody's camp. I told Jillian once she narrowed it down to the final three she really couldn't go wrong. All three guys were good men and a good fit for her in their own way. That's what made this one of the toughest decisions I've seen a Bachelorette ever have to make. Obviously my talk with Jillian was much longer and more involved than what we were able to show you on TV. I talked with her for probably ten minutes before she arrived at the decision to let Reid go again. Something you didn't see that made me laugh, and feel old, was when we were done Jillian said I reminded her of her dad. I told her her dad must be a smart man and I would take that as a compliment. Jillian knew in her heart what she wanted to do. She just needed a friend there to help her work through her emotions and figure it out. I was happy to be that friend. If she had sat down and told me that Reid was the man she loved and wanted to be with, that would have been fine by me as well, but that's not what she wanted. If you ask me to be honest about it, I have to admit for a moment there I really thought she was going to take Reid back. I'll be interested to hear your opinion of what Reid pulled.

Because Reid coming back took so long, by the time he left the sun was setting over the ocean and it was getting dark. We really didn't think we were going to be able to make it. Once Ed showed up everything was perfect. The sun was setting and you could tell it was right. When you see them together, and I have several times, they are really perfect together. I had many people say they couldn't believe she dumped Kiptyn or Reid and they actually seemed mad about it. This I truly understand. If you think she was going to pick somebody else that's one thing. If you personally would've picked somebody else, I get that too. But what I don't understand is how you could possibly question what's in Jillian's heart. How you could possibly question a woman who's happily in love with a man? Ultimately, this is her life, her heart, and she's the one that made a decision that will affect her life forever. I think she and Ed are great together and I couldn't be happier for the both of them. In the following days I know I'll be asked if I think this will last. If I could tell you that I'd put a future bet on who's going to win next year's Super Bowl. All I can tell you is what I see and that is two people who love each other very much and really want to make this work. Two people who are willing to put in the time and effort to make this work. That's all you can ask for and expect at this point.

As I said, I knew there was going to be a beautiful ending the day before the proposal. The afternoon before, I was at lunch with some folks from the show. We were talking about how the next day was going to play out when Bam! A bird crapped all over my shirt. The first thing people started telling me was that's great, that's very good luck. Funny how when bad things happen like rain on your wedding day we tell people it's good luck. I gotta be honest. I didn't see the luck in getting pooped on. I just felt like I needed to go shower and change my shirt. But if that's what it took for Jillian to find true love, I was happy to do my part. The bird certainly seemed happy to do its part.

Shooting on the islands of Hawaii was a privilege, and the resort we stayed at and shot at was the Fairmont Orchid in Kona. This is one of my new favorite places in the world. I would like to thank them for their hospitality. It was funny, the day of the proposal my wife and I walked over to Jillian's suite, which was next door to ours. We walked in to find three people trying to help Jill zip up her dress. My wife quickly jumped in. So now there's four people all around Jillian, who's now laughing, trying to get her in her dress. Kind of sums up Jill and her attitude. She has such a great personality. It made it a real joy to work with her this season.

We have still not picked our next bachelor. Tell me who you think it should be. Is there someone from this show you love or should we pick a new face all together? Overall I thought this was a very good season. I'm proud of Jillian and happy the way it all turned out. In the end, this was a Bilbro lovin', mango mango lookin', bad country croonin' season of the Bachelorette. I'd like to truly thank you for watching and supporting us and once again making this show tops on TV. For everyone who's been a part of this one...I'm Chris Harrison... Good Night!

http://popwatch.ew.com/popwatch/2009/07/chris-harrison-blogs-the-bachelorette-the-final-rose-and-after-the-final-rose.html#more
Title: Re: The Bachelorette Season 5
Post by: msbuni on July 29, 2009, 07:58:22 AM
http://tvwatch.people.com/2009/07/29/bachelorette-blog-jillian-is-extremely-happy/#more-15074

The Bachelorette

Bachelorette Blog: Jillian Is ‘Extremely Happy’
July 29, 2009
Well … that’s a wrap! I will keep this post short and sweet as I have an eager man waiting for me and wanting to get OUT IN PUBLIC together … FINALLY! I have been waiting for this day since May 24th — the day that I can openly tell you how madly in love I am, how happy I am and how excited I am for the future.

A wise man once said, “Love, it don’t come easy” — and that is so true. I can honestly say that I have found my best friend but it didn’t come without consequences. Aside from all the crying, surprises, drama, public criticism and most importantly, hurting two incredible men that I will never forget — please understand that it broke my heart as much as theirs — I never imagined in a million years that I would have to let two men go that I love so dearly, and have it hurt so so much in order to be with the man that I am wanting to spend the rest of my life with.

Reid and Kiptyn are both unbelievable men. Some will have opinions of why maybe I should have picked one or the other instead of Ed. Some will see why Ed was perfect for me from the beginning. I embrace ALL of your opinions. I can see why you would all think ALL three of these men would be great for me. For those who want to congratulate my happiness … THANK YOU!!! We are both EXTREMELY happy (still) and truly it gets better and better every day we are together.

The “After the Final Rose” was not easy. Not for me, and not for Reid or Kiptyn I’m sure. I felt like there was no right way to deal with the situation. I have always been very close with my exes but have never had to confront them in a setting like this before so I was definitely hurting. There are so many fabulous memories and so many sensitive ones. All I can say is that I am lucky — lucky to have been loved by these men and lucky to be with one right now that thinks the world of me.

As I type this, we are off to our FIRST outing in public, hopefully just wings and beer! I am so excited and so eager to get my normal little life back. Ed and I have spent the summer together (every two weeks for five days at a time) and it truly does keep on getting better and better. We have so much fun together, know one another so well and find ourselves so comfortable with each other. We have learned so much about one another and I am loving every minute of it.

Oh wait — someone’s stealing my computer!

Ed here! I cannot believe the journey that we have experienced over the last few months. But we are having a blast and could not be happier. I want to thank everyone for their support and cheering us on. Jilly and I have been spending so much time together and have an incredible summer planned. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU … for believing in Jilly and supporting her throughout this. She means the world to me and I promise I will take good care of her. We are ready for a wicked life together!

–Ed

Well, I better get going. Mr. Invisible is waiting patiently. Love you ALL, thank you soooo much!!!! I would not have gotten through this without all of your support.

XOXOXOX and ALL MY LOVE,
Jillian
Title: Re: The Bachelorette Season 5
Post by: BamBam on August 04, 2009, 08:50:53 PM
Just heard a teaser on Extra that there is a new Bachelorette cheating scandle.  Anybody know anything?
Title: Re: The Bachelorette Season 5
Post by: msbuni on August 05, 2009, 08:26:30 AM
Interesting....can't wait to see if Reality Steve - knows something!
Title: Re: The Bachelorette Season 5
Post by: msbuni on August 05, 2009, 08:41:49 AM
Here's the only item that I can find - but, I am guessing that Reality Steve might know more!! 

The Bachelorette

Jillian Harris: I Am Not Worried About Claims of Infidelity
August 4, 2009

At a time when Bachelorette Jillian Harris and her fiancé Ed Swiderski would like to be celebrating their engagement, they’re being hit with allegations that he was not faithful — and carried on two relationships while filming The Bachelorette.

Two women, Lindsey Johnson and Bethany Steffen, claim that Swiderski, a Chicago computer software consultant, was stringing them along while he was wooing Harris on the ABC reality dating show, and that he continued to do so even after he and Harris got engaged on May 24. The reports claim Harris feels betrayed and that her relationship with Swiderski is destroyed.

“I am not destroyed!” Harris tells PEOPLE. “There’s a little bit of anxiety that comes with this news, but I am absolutely not destroyed.”

“What did he do wrong?” Harris asks. “My biggest concern is with everything that happened after the day we got engaged, and after we got engaged he has been so open with me. He’s told me all of this, every little text message and every little phone call. I use his computer. I know that any communication he had with the girls post-show was platonic. I’m not worried about it.’

Last month, Swiderski talked openly with PEOPLE about his relationship with Johnson prior to getting engaged, confessing, “When I left for this show we were not dating, but I certainly still had feelings for her.”

A very forgiving Harris says she understands that with previous relationships “feelings and emotions are involved. I know what it feels like to fall in love with somebody and to be in love with somebody [while] they are in love with somebody else. It’s very heartbreaking,” she says. “I feel so awful, but since we’ve been home and since we’ve been engaged we’ve been exclusive and he’s done nothing wrong.”

For her part, Harris says she’s been in a similar situation with “exes that are still in love with me, they want to go to dinner and stuff and I’ve had to tell them I can’t do that stuff.” An even better example, says Harris, is what she was going through the days leading up to The Bachelorette finale. “I was falling in love with two other guys two days before we got engaged. That’s a double standard. If he had feelings for these two other girls while he was on the show, that’s normal.”

As for how she and Swiderski are getting through this time, she says, “Ed and I are trying to find humor in all of this — and there isn’t much — but it’s bringing us closer.”

The best solution, she says is for them to “get out of the limelight” and focus on their relationship. “I think he feels very bad that I’m getting dragged into this and he feels bad for the girls as well.”

Harris assures that everything is “going strong with our relationship.”

The couple have a trip to Las Vegas planned later this week. “We talked last night until three in the morning about how much fun we’re going to have in Vegas and he said to me ‘I can’t wait to get married to you. I can’t wait to spend the rest of my life with you.’ Our relationship is very legitimate and it’s getting stronger. We’re a team and we’re going to get through this.” –Monica Rizzo

http://tvwatch.people.com/2009/08/04/jillian-harris-i-am-not-worried-about-claims-of-infidelity/#more-15362

Title: Re: The Bachelorette Season 5
Post by: BamBam on August 05, 2009, 05:59:54 PM
thanks for posting that msbuni!  I still don't give that relationship any chance, but what can you do?
Title: Re: The Bachelorette Season 5
Post by: msbuni on August 06, 2009, 02:14:55 PM
Reality Steve...finally posted!  Interesting....
Title: Re: The Bachelorette Season 5
Post by: RealityFreakWill on October 30, 2009, 12:49:55 AM
Remember Michael the breakdancer that has a twin brother, Stephen?

Stephen has been seeing DeAnna Pappas since last summer and Michael has been dating Holly Durst who last dated DeAnna's ex, Jesse.

Here's a pic of DeAnna and Stephen golfing....

(http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc289/CuteboiWill/deanna-pappas-435.jpg)
Title: Re: The Bachelorette Season 5
Post by: bee1233 on March 07, 2013, 08:08:49 PM
Did anyone see Jillian Harris on her new show on HGTV?  She is co hosting Love it or List it Too.  I thought it was a little too dramatic for me but she did ok.  Wasn't sure where to post this so here I am.