June 12th, 2012
12:02 PM ET
Monday's "Bachelorette" took Emily and the 10 remaining men to London, with Chris Harrison taking the time to remind the "bachelors" that only one of them would become Emily's husband.
Yes, he used the "h" word, proving that our beloved host may be more delusional than we thought.
June 5th, 2012
12:25 PM ET
While watching Monday night's episode of "The Bachelorette," I imagined what the "Bachelor" franchise would have looked like if it premiered back in 1976.
For starters, Richard Dawson probably would've been tapped to participate. The game show host and actor, who died Saturday night at age 79, was TV's "Kissing Bandit" on "Family Feud," smooching all the female contestants during the show's original 1976-1985 run. I could imagine him bringing his wit and charm to the manor, adding class to a show that sorely lacks it sometimes. Thanks for the memories, Richard.
Back in today's time, "The Bachelorette" started with a big announcement from Chris Harrison, who was wearing a shirt so purple and plaid that I'm surprised he wasn't the nerdiest Prince fan on the planet.
May 29th, 2012
11:00 AM ET
This week's "Bachelorette" included two individual dates and a group outing, with the first individual date going to "Bobblehead" Chris.
The hint was that it was going to involve climbing, but Chris didn't understand the meaning of the clue. Shocking, because climbing stuff is just as much of a hallmark of this show as helicopters, swimming pools and venereal disease.
What Chris soon learned was that Emily was going to make him earn his dinner by climbing up the side of a building. What happened to Emily the "traditional" single mom? Make Chris cook a three-course meal or, better yet, challenge him to get reservations at the hottest restaurant in the city.
May 22nd, 2012
12:01 PM ET
Monday's "Bachelorette" began in the dullest way possible with a news report about "The Bachelorette" filming in Charlotte.
And since that had to be the most boring opening in "Bachelorette" history, the show tried again, this time with Emily and her daughter getting together with friends and family at the park.
I get more thrills watching grass grow, so maybe the third time was supposed to be the charm as cameras headed to the mansion to show Chris Harrison corral the 19 remaining contestants for a chat.
May 15th, 2012
12:44 PM ET
Season 8 of "The Bachelorette" premiered Monday with the promise of something different.
Emily Maynard, who thought she found true love with "Bachelor" Brad Womack last year but didn't, is ready to find a husband as well as a father figure for her young daughter. She's also ready to put on her "big girl panties," marking the first time in show history that phrase has been used.
On Monday, newly single Chris Harrison welcomed us to Charlotte, where the show's starting its journey. Before talking to Emily, Chris introduced us to some of the 25 men trying to win her heart:
April 19th, 2012
01:06 PM ET
Meet Lamar Hurd.
He's a 28-year-old Oregon native and former pro basketball player who currently works as a TV sportscaster. Not only that, but he's the founder of All In One Basketball, a youth sports organization that, according to its website, aims to "strengthen individuals, families, and communities" through sports.
With a resume like that, Hurd would be a perfect candidate to lead the next edition of the ABC reality series "The Bachelor." In fact, Hurd (with help from his personal assistant) has gone to YouTube to promote his candidacy.
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