After 27 seasons of almost painful heterosexuality, we were not optimistic that either “The Bachelor” or “The Bachelorette” would introduce a gay or lesbian contestant. I mean, it took them this long to finally have a Latino “Bachelor.” And in an interview this weekend with The New York Times Magazine, longtime host Chris Harrison pretty much confirmed that any diversity in the casting department is a big HELL TO THE NO. Keep reading »
So that is what I looked like from the outside when my fiance dumped me out of the blue! Just like Des on part one of “The Bachelorette” season finale, which aired last night (the conclusion airs next Monday). Desiree, who had narrowed her choices down to three men — Drew, Chris and Brooks — clearly thought she had found true love with one of them … but it turned out his feelings for her were less, um, sure and so he decided to bail (for now — I suspect he comes back for part two of the season finale, because, seriously, where can Des go from here?), catching Des seriously off guard. It was really, really upsetting to watch because A) Des is so genuinely heartbroken and shocked, and B) it was like watching myself five years ago. Cringe. Watch all 17 minutes and 36 seconds wretched minutes in the three clips above! Keep reading »
Sure we all love ’The Bachelorette,” but it’s not the romantic dates, the not-so-friendly competition, the eye candy, or even the man tears that keep us coming back week after week—it’s the unadulterated drama.
We love it, and it keeps us glued to our televisions, which is why the best night of the season is “Men Tell All.” After weeks of questioning certain motives and wondering why some guys hated each other somuch, we finally hear directly from the fellas, and they finally get a chance to get everything off their chests. Those ever-so-defined chests.
Here are 13 things we’re certain we’ll see during tonight’s big show—and we can’t wait. Read more on Your Tango…
We all love our reality television and look forward to our weekly ‘dates’ with Chris Harrison. But if you’ve been there since Alex Michael, know Bob Guiney’s birthday, and consider Tenley Molzahn a friend, it might be something more for you.
If that’s the case, we’re not here to judge. No way. You’re part of a really cool group of people called ‘Bachelor Nation.’ Because let’s face it: If loving The Bachelorfranchise is wrong, we don’t want to be right.
So here are a few tell-tale signs that when it comes to “The Bachelor(ette),” you’re more than just a casual fan. Read more on Your Tango…
Have you been watching every episode of “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette” since way back? Us, too. Have you been just a little disappointed and confused and, oh why don’t I just say it, bitter at how much less shiny and magical actual romances are in real life? Us, too. Have you ever acted like a coo-coo bananas bird after a breakup? US, TOO! Well, there’s a new book out this summer called Love Rehab: A Novel In 12 Steps, written by Jo Piazza, a former gossip columnist for the New York Daily News, that combines all of these topics!
We get mailed a lot of books that you could classify in the “chick lit” genre here at The Frisky. Amazon.com ain’t got nothing on us! Most of them I send straight to the giveaway pile, but every so often I’ll read one (preferably lying in the sun, with my pedicured toes in the sand) that’s smart and funny and shareable with friends. Love Rehab is that book. After the jump, Jo Piazza answered some questions for me via email about her best breakup tips and her thoughts on current “Bachelorette” Desiree! Keep reading »
The “Bachelor”/”Bachelorette” franchise has a number of frequently used words and catchphrases. “Journey.” “Fairytale.” “Princess.” “I’m not here to make friends.” And, most notably, “here for the right reasons.” Well, this episode managed to make me loathe that phrase more than I thought possible, by making this week’s group date a hip-hop music video shoot. In which the bachelors and Desiree wrote their own rap called “For The Right Reasons.” And fucking SOULJA BOY — you know, of “Crank That” fame? — appeared in it and it was the most offensive thing to happen to rap music since Riff Raff. Ugh. If I was “The Bachelorette,” I would have a firm “no desecrating the art of rap” clause in my contract. Des, on the other hand, seemed to really enjoy this shit. I digress. You can see the whole horrifying video above. Keep reading »
As has become tradition, the star of this season of “The Bachelorette” is a beloved and completely palatable cast-off from the previous season of “The Bachelor.” Desire Hartsock’s heart “was broken” by “Bachelor” Sean Lowe after her brother gave him a hard time on her hometown date. But she’s back and her brother is hopefully locked up somewhere, unable to run his mouth and ruin Desiree’s latest search for the man of her dreams. As I recap this season of “The Bachelorette,” I’ll be updating a scoreboard of the 25 men vying for Desiree’s affection, giving them nicknames as I start to be able to tell them apart, because, like usual, they all look exactly the same. Ahh, white dudes. Spoilers abound after the jump! Keep reading »