By Krissy Dolor Ashley Hebert and the remaining eight bachelor contestants bid Thailand adieu and now find themselves in Hong Kong. While it seems like our dentist in distress made significant progress in several of her relationships - notably with winemaker Ben F. - she made it clear to host Chris Harrison that she still needed closure with the never ending Bentley drama, as he was proving to be quite the roadblock on her journey to find love. Since ABC's Bachelor franchise can't resist drama, this season's trouble maker 'wants to talk to Ashley' - in person - since a phone conversation simply wouldn't make for good television. Will he keep tugging on Ashley's heart strings or will he finally reveal his true colors? And how will the contestants - you know, the guys that want to be with Ashley - react to the news of his return? Tune into ABC on Monday, June 27 at 8PM Eastern/7PM Central to see what the single dad has to say for himself. While you’re watching, don't forget to send us your questions about Bentley and anything else rose-related for our Bachelorette expert, Jesse Csincsak!
By Krissy Dolor Ever compared navigating the dating scene to science problem? After all, there must be a secret formula to get boy + girl = love. Well, after dating without solving her equation for years, Rachel Machacek took matters into her own hand and gave herself one year to try different methods of dating, hoping to find the right guy. Lucky for us, she put her findings into a book: The Science of Single: One Woman's Grand Experiment in Modern Dating, Creating Chemistry and Finding Love. In her debut novel, Machacek shares the triumphs and failures of her various methodological steps, including online sites, matchmakers, singles events, self-help books and the good old-fashioned blind date. While the ultimate goal was to find chemistry with that special someone, this journalist found something much more important - herself. We spoke with Machecek via email about her book. Here's what she had to say: ...on the edge of your seat? Click here to read more »
By Jennifer Harrington During last week’s episode of The Bachelorette, Ashley Hebert did her best to move forward in beautiful Phuket, Thailand and leave Bentley in the past. We even saw her connections grow stronger with several guys, including Constantine, Ben F. , J.P. and Ames. However, don’t think Bentley’s become a distant memory for Ashley just yet! As you’ll see in next week’s preview, our lady in distress confides in Chris Harrison about her nagging feelings for this season’s villain. The always comforting and wise host says that due to her one-track mind, "This is not going work…this is not going to have a happy ending." Chris even asks Ashley what she wants to do, and we’re left wondering if Bentley will show up in Chiang Mai, Thailand, where the gang finds themselves this week. Considering Bentley left things open-ended, we’re guessing we’ll see him again soon! Tune into ABC on Monday, June 20 at 8PM Eastern/7PM Central to see if the single dad appears in Asia to continue his mind games with Ashley. While you’re watching, send us your questions about Bentley and anything else rose-related for our Bachelorette expert, Jesse Csincsak!
By Jennifer Harrington Between William’s unexpected “roast” and Bentley’s early departure on Monday's episode, it’s been a rocky road for Ashley Hebert. If you're ready for some fun in the sun and more of the bubbly dental student we’ve grown to know, you’re in luck! As you’ll see in the “Shirtless Sneak Peek” below, the gang is in Phuket, Thailand and Ashley is treated to hot tub time with Nick - and we’re in store for some serious eye candy! Up until this point, we haven’t gotten to know Nick very well, but the preview promises that this trainer’s physique is Adonis-like, and the other bachelors encourage him to “let your chest do the talking"! Will Nick’s washboard abs help distract Ashley from her recent heartache? We all know our bachelorette is looking for a man of substance - is there more to Nick than his chiseled physique? Watch the latest installment of Ashley’s love story on Monday, June 13 at 8PM Eastern/7PM Central. While you’re watching, let us know if you have questions for our resident Bachelorette expert, Jesse Csincsak - we’re so pleased to have him on board giving his insider perspective about season 7 of ABC's The Bachelorette. We’ll be back on Tuesday, sharing both an episode recap and scoop from Jesse!
GIVEAWAY ALERT: Enter today for your chance to win A COPY OF BENEATH A STARLET SKY*! READ BELOW FOR HOW TO ENTER. Contest ends on Tuesday, June 21 at 11:59 PM EST. By Krissy Dolor If you loved 2008's Celebutantes, you're in luck - authors Amanda Goldberg and Ruthanna Khalighi Hopper are back with Beneath a Starlet Sky, the follow up to their debut novel. In this fiction book, Lola Santisi, daughter of Hollywood royalty and CEO of a struggling fashion line, is trying to balance the New York fashion scene and her doctor beau in Los Angeles. A stroke of luck lands Lola in Cannes to work during the Film Festival - but this balancing act is harder to manage than she realizes. And let's not forget about Kate Woods, Lola's BFF, who just went through a breakup with Lola's brother (can we say awkward?). How will a newly single Kate navigate her love life...which may conflict with her work life? Though we can't tell you the ending, we can bring in Goldberg and Hopper to shed a little insight into their second novel. As these two women themselves are daughters of Hollywood bigwigs (Goldberg's father is film and TV producer Leonard Goldberg and Hopper is actor Dennis Hopper's daughter), they have taken their insider knowledge of the workings of Tinseltown and merged it with some fictional drama to create another chick lit book, worthy of your beach tote. Goldberg and Hopper took time out of their busy LA touring schedule last month to chat with us via email. Take a look at what they had to say: ...on the edge of your seat? Click here to read more »
By Jennifer Harrington On Monday we were treated to the season premiere of The Bachelorette, which introduced us to Ashley Hebert’s guys. While she’s got a great group of men, there will certainly be drama this season - and even a villain. The rumors about Bentley being on the show for the wrong reasons are confirmed in this short clip, where he says Ashley is not his type and doesn’t meet the checklist of criteria of what he’s looking for in a wife. However, during his one-on-one time with Ashley, Bentley pretends to display some insecurity (a trait that destroyed Ashley’s relationship with Brad), as Bentley thanks her for giving him the final rose in the first ceremony. Even at this very early point in their relationship, our bubbly bachelorette appears desperate to keep Bentley around and alleviate his supposed self-doubt by saying, “If you feel something for me, please stay because I feel something for you.” It's clear that despite all of the warnings Ashley’s heard about this businessman before even meeting him, she’s completely smitten! Make sure to tune in to ABC on Monday, May 30 at 8PM/7PM Central to see Ashley’s dates with the remaining 18 bachelors in Vegas - including her date with Bentley! In the meantime, let us know which bachelor you think may find romance with Ashley in Sin City. Don’t forget to visit us next week for our Tuesday morning recap!
We've all been there - hungry and needing a pre-date snack before dinner with that new fling. Couple that with summer coming up (hello, bathing suit season!). It takes too much time and energy to find healthier and cheaper alternatives to fast-food, take-out and ordering in. Everyone knows that soup is good for the soul, but this company has made an effort to deliver wholesome goodness to singletons who only need one serving. Tabatchnick Fine Foods, a leading manufacturer of handcrafted quality soups and other products, just launched their Soup Singles line, great for when you're running late for another online date and don't know if you're having dinner or drinks. This tasty snack can also be enjoyed during lunch or your mid-afternoon snack when your office is blasting the cold air during the scorching summer heat. Whether you're staying in or are on the go, Soup Singles can help get you through your day. Here are a few more reasons why this product is perfect for you: ...on the edge of your seat? Click here to read more »
By Jennifer Harrington We’re only a few days away from the season premiere of The Bachelorette with Ashley Hebert and according to ABC, there are three words to describe the 25 bachelors competing for Ashley’s heart: Ooh La La! Check out this teaser clip below. In addition to a montage of the guys who will be in the hunt for roses, you can hear Ashley proclaim, “I can say my husband is here!” We can’t wait to see if Ashley’s predictions are correct and she ends up with her Mr. Right. Recently, Ashley told People that she’s happy with way things turned out for her. So while the handsome men in the teaser certainly deliver on the Ohhh La La, we know Ashley wants more than just good looks: she is looking for a guy who makes her feel comfortable and somebody with a positive outlook who will be be supportive and loyal. Mark your calendars and set your DVRs for Monday, May 23 at 8 PM/7PM Central to see if Ashley finds what she’s looking for. We can’t wait to see what happens to early favorites Blake, West and William!
By Jennifer Harrington If you could take a pill and live for 500 years, would you do it? Mark Wexler’s new documentary, How to Live Forever, which chronicles how we might delay, or even defeat death, is centered on this thought-provoking question. As I sat and watched the screening of this new documentary, I couldn't help but wonder what this meant for relationships and marriage. After all, 500 years is an awful long time to be with one person. Would this miracle pill allow women an extension on fertility, giving us the ability to really have it all - a career, family and children? ...on the edge of your seat? Click here to read more »
By Krissy Dolor There's only a few days left until the season finale of ABC’s The Bachelor! In honor of next week's episode, take a look at Brad Womack's travel guide for South Africa. Reminisce about his safari ride with Chantal O., elephant adventure with Emily and helicopter view with Ashley H. - even take a sneak peak at what's still to come! Don’t forget to watch the final rose ceremony with us on Monday, March 14 at 8 PM/7 PM Central Time to see whether Brad chooses Ms. O'Brien or Ms. Maynard in Cape Town. We also hope you've been enjoying our exclusive interviews with former Bachelor Pad stars! Check back on Monday for our final interview: with Natalie Getz and David Good!