July 12th, 2011
01:02 PM ET
Ashley welcomed us to Taiwan on last night's edition of "The Bachelorette," calling it a part of Asia that few people know about. That comment seemed a bit odd, given how many "Made in Taiwan" items I've seen in stores.
Chris tells the six remaining suitors that it's the 100th anniversary of Taiwan, so it's very important that they're here (This is Taiwan's prize for reaching the century mark?). There will be three one-on-one dates this week, as well as a three-on-one date. The one-on-ones will not have roses in play.
The first one-on-one date went to Constantine, who made it to the final six despite saying about seven words an episode. Ashley says her relationship with Constantine is running kind of slow. Actually, it's so slow that Ashley has to buy Constantine his ticket for their train ride to a Taiwanese village.
July 12th, 2011
10:00 AM ET
Emily Maynard opened up on her split from "Bachelor" Brad Womack on last night's episode of "The Bachelorette," telling host Chris Harrison that the breakup is her "worst nightmare."
"I thought if you just loved each other, it would work," Maynard lamented. "My hopes were so high, and I wanted it so bad. It didn't happen, and it's so heartbreaking."
The North Carolina native told Harrison that she hoped that she and her young daughter would move to Texas to be closer to Womack, but that there were too many "red flags" for that to happen. She also expressed frustration at the attention she received from the tabloids and the paparazzi after the show ended.
July 9th, 2011
12:34 PM ET
Growing up in the 1970s, actor and comedian Cedric the Entertainer knew he always wanted to be a game show host.
"That was the golden age of game shows. I grew up watching 'Match Game' and 'Let's Make a Deal,' and I always wanted to be a host or panelist on one of those shows."
Now he's getting the chance: Cedric has been tapped to host "It's Worth What?", a new NBC game show scheduled to premiere on July 19.
June 15th, 2011
08:00 PM ET
No one ever said that operating a restaurant was easy. Tell that to Jamawn Woods.
Eater.com reports that two of the three "Soul Daddy" restaurants Woods won after finishing first on NBC's short-lived competition series "America's Next Great Restaurant" closed for good this week, just a month after opening.
The Soul Daddy restaurants in New York and Los Angeles are affected by the closure. The third eatery, located inside the Mall of America in Minnesota, remains open.
May 31st, 2011
11:28 AM ET
Last night's episode of "The Bachelorette" began with Chris Harrison ordering the 18 remaining suitors in the living room to explain how the show works. Even after advancing to the next round, few of the suitors understand the concept of shaving.
William is the recipient of the first one-on-one date with Ashley, with a promise that he'll be making a splash in Las Vegas. Pools and Vegas - we can strike two show trademarks off our "Bachelorette" bingo card.
Meanwhile, "Phantom" Jeff, who's now wearing a knit cap to go with his mask, pledges to take the mask off on his first one-on-one date with Ashley. Good thing, as his new look screams "ready to rob a bank by the fourth episode."
May 27th, 2011
03:58 PM ET
Tim McCormack was originally supposed to be a potential suitor on "The Bachelorette" in 2010, but work commitments prevented him from seeking Ali Fedotowsky's heart. He got a second chance on the show this year, but his run for Ashley Hebert's hand in marriage ended in a drunken stupor.
The 35-year-old liquor distributor was the unfortunate star of Monday's premiere, showing up at the manor inebriated. It only got worse from there, as McCormack got into it with Jeff Medolla, the suitor who wore a mask to the opening cocktail party. Eventually, McCormack passed out in the backyard, leading to his ejection from the show.
"I started to watch the show Monday night, and it was just stomach-turning," McCormack said. "I couldn't sit through the whole show. It's disgusting how it all transpired."
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