One of my mother’s favorite pastimes, aside from texting me my daily horoscope, is playing Yenta for her 30-something single daughter. Only she doesn’t try to set me up with nice Jewish boys. No, she prefers to shop for my potential suitors on reality television.
It all started after the guy who I thought was my soulmate dumped me suddenly. I was devastated. Perhaps in an attempt to sooth my pain, my mother vowed to find me another guy, someone better.
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On Monday’s episode of “Bachelor Pad,” Ames Brown melted our frozen hearts when, rather than continue in the quest for $250K without his new paramour Jackie Gordon, he waved goodbye to the cast and hopped in the limo to head home alongside her. “I think Jackie and I are falling in love,” he said in voiceovers as they cuddled in the limo. “This is the happiest limo ride in ‘Bachelor‘ history. We won ‘Bachelor Pad.’” I was hoping, hoping, hoping that the two were still together—and that we each have a fairy godmother and that there’s a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. But alas, it was not to be. Jackie and Ames have already broken up.
In fact, it sounds like Ames might have ghosted Jackie. Keep reading »
It appears that Ben Flajnik, the floppy-haired wine maker who had his proposal turned down by Ashley Hebert on “The Bachelorette,” might have found love after all. And with another woman of note who has been notoriously unlucky in love—Jennifer Love Hewitt. According to Life & Style, Jennifer wrote to Ben via Twitter. “Omg! Ben f except [sic] my final rose !!! I love that ring. Neil lane u rock!! Happy for Ashley…. Gotta book a flight to Sonoma !!!:):)” she wrote. Later in the day, she typed, ““Aaaaaaahhhhhhh Ben f is following me!!!!!”
The point here isn’t even that Jennifer needs to learn the difference between the words ‘accept’ and ‘except’—it’s that it appears she may actually have made the trek to see Ben. Keep reading »
“We had a date set, and that date has now passed. The decision to postpone [the wedding] was very difficult. I definitely shed some tears. But I want to walk down the aisle—I don’t want to limp down the aisle. In my mind, Roberto is my husband. We live together; we do everything together; we plan for the future together; we fight just like a good old married couple. The only thing that’s not saying ‘I’m married’ is another ring on my finger and a piece of paper.”
—Ali Fedotowsky, the “Bachelorette” of yesteryear, explains to People that she and Roberto Martinez had set a wedding date, but decided to postpone it until after Ali recovers from the surgery she had on her femur on July. Glad to hear that this wedding postponement isn’t about needing more time to figure out their relationship because that is usually a prelude to a breakup. And I like these two crazy kids together. [People] Keep reading »
In the day and a half since “The Bachelorette: After the Final Rose,” Ashley Hebert and JP Rosenbaum have been on a media blitz, sitting down with loads of interviewers to talk about their relationship. And so, we have heard them calling each other ‘babe’ all over town. And I gotta say—these two are pretty darn adorable together.
After the jump, the choicest quotes from the past 48 hours. Keep reading »
Last night’s finale of “The Bachelorette” was epic—all in all, I watched five hours of Ashley Hebert and her dudes between the “Men Tell All” special (which I forgot to watch Sunday night), the finale proper, and the “After the Final Rose” wrap-up. And I’m happy to report that these concluding hours were … surprisingly satisfying after a season filled with eye-roll inspiration!
So who did Ashley walk away from Fiji with? After the jump, the good, bad, and WTF moments from last night. And big duh—SPOILER ALERT. Keep reading »
Considering that Ashley Hebert‘s season of “The Bachelorette” has been a mess so far, what with a sociopath derailing the proceedings for weeks, I’m pretty impressed by Ashley’s final three guys. Even more surprising, in last night’s episode, Ashley cut it down to two—and they are exactly the pair I’ve found most appealing throughout this process. Who am I talking about? Find out after the jump, as I go through the good, bad, and puzzling moments of last night’s episode. And if you haven’t watched yet, SPOILER ALERT. Keep reading »
On last night’s episode of “The Bachelorette,” the four remaining bachelors took Ashley home to meet their families. You can read all about the details of the episode in Kate’s recap, but the thing that stuck out most to me was the fact that each of the guys made sure to emphasize just how essential it was that their families approved of Ashley. And if they didn’t? Each dude seem to imply that not getting the thumbs up from mom, dad, and their siblings would make pursuing a more serious relationship impossible.
This was fascinating to me. There’s no doubt that having your parents like — and even love — your significant other is a wonderful thing, but I don’t know that it’s essential for me. Keep reading »
I have a random pet peeve when it comes to reality TV—when an element of a show becomes so routine that the contestants know it’s coming and start referring to it by a single word. (See: “makeovers” on “America’s Next Top Model” and “restaurant wars” on “Top Chef.”) For weeks, we’ve been hearing about “hometowns” on “The Bachelorette.” For those not in the know, that’s when the title lady/guy has whittled the field down to their final four, and they travel to each contestant’s home to see what their life is like and meet their family. This week, Ashley Hebert‘s long-awaited hometowns finally happened.
After the jump, the good, the bad, and the WTF of last night’s episode. Spoilers ahead! Keep reading »
Allow me to describe last night’s episode of “The Bachelorette” in one word: CRINGE. Now, this is nothing new, as “The Bachelorette” is always chock full of cringe-worthy moments. But last night’s episode took the cringe to whole new levels of secondhand shame. From the most psychotic date in all of “Bachelorette/Bachelorette” history to the epic diss handed down to one of the bachelors — spoilers ahead! — here are the good, bad and WTF moments from last night’s episode of “The Bachelorette,” as Ashley narrowed down the field from six to four. Keep reading »