Best or worst spa day ever?
JoJo's Bachelorette Blog (People)
The drama with Derek looked pretty intense. I wasn't there for it, but I was uncomfortable just watching it. As for me, I knew what I wanted to do and a cocktail party wasn't going to change my mind. It was better to not just waste anyone's time. But it was brutal saying goodbye to those three men. Grant, Vinny, Evan, I will miss you all. Grant, you're one sexy firefighter. Vinny, sweet Vinny, you always made me laugh. Evan, well, I really hope you get a new shirt from Chad!
Chris Harrison’s Blog (Yahoo! TV)
Just when you think you’re done hearing the word “Chad,” another Chad comes into the picture. JoJo’s ex-boyfriend Chad decided to “tell all” to a magazine. Normally, we wouldn’t pay this any mind, but in this case, the claims were so extreme that they called the entire nature of JoJo’s journey into question. One of the guys read the magazine and news sure spread fast.
When the gossip rag was conveniently stacked for the guys’ perusing pleasure in Vinny’s (adorable!) barbershop, I think we all knew something was up. After all, as contestants we weren’t allowed to even peek at a magazine in an airport shop, much less would we be given one to read in its entirety. (At one airport, a few of us tried to visit Reality Steve with one of the display iPads at an electronics store; alas, we got caught.) So, yes, the whole thing struck me as obviously producer-puppeteered, but again, we’ve never seen anything like it so I give points for creativity. (Although, why can’t we trade that sort of manufactured drama in for more clips of the funny house antics, like Luke’s “B cups”? Those are the best parts!)
I’ve never been so uncomfortable watching TV as I have been watching Chad. I’m so afraid he is going to hurt someone. I guess he’s been announced as a contestant on Bachelor in Paradise. I really don’t like this and would be scared to go on the show if I were any of the other Bachelor contestants - especially the guys. Did I read that Evan is going to Bachelor in Paradise too? Oh goodness. It’s going to be interesting.
One of the hardest things for me wasn’t being on the show … it was dealing with the rumours and the tabloids afterwards. And yes a lot of the rumours were true … Ed flirted with other girls and “cheated on me” so they said … not to say he officially cheated on me but he admitted that he crossed the line. It’s hard because like I said a lot of the time those tabloids are bullshit but a lot of the time there is some truth in them as well.
Ashley I. for Cosmopolitan (actually, her sister is writing these while Ashley is on "vacation")
JoJo tells Jordan that she's heard from an ex-girlfriend that, you know, he's a total f***boy. And really, the expression of blind terror on Jordan's face as he formulates his response to these accusations looks as much like he is wracking his brain to figure out which girl he blew off might have gotten her revenge as it does him making sure his explainer comes off well for the cameras. He defends his honor well (too well?) and says that while he may have sent a few shady texts here and there, he's never stuck his P into someone besides his girlfriend's V. That's marriage material for you.
JoJo grills Jordan about his past. She met his ex-girlfriend at some sort of meeting for women who date reality-TV personalities, I guess. Jordan says that while he never exactly cheated, he's still a dirtbag. JoJo gives him a rose.
Derek unwisely lets the stress of the journey get to him and calls an emergency meeting with Robby, Chase, Alex and Jordan. He asks them all to please stop acting like a high school clique. Jordan laughs because Derek is being the opposite of fetch. Chase tells him that it’s not their fault they are so popular before Alex warns him that he’s just committed social suicide. Before they leave, Robby reminds Halpert that on Wednesdays, they wear pink.
JoJo brings the magazine into their hotel room and through tears assures them that she is there for the right reasons. They all console her. Basically, that’s what happens when you’re a hot chick — you cry and you’re forgiven.
Even more confusing is Jojo’s ability to consume copious amounts of white wine without developing a spare tire around her midsection.
Standing on the sidelines, we have a rando guy who I don't recognize from previous episodes that reads her a poem.
Sadly, a rose by any other name does not smell as sweet for him, because he doesn't get one. The Canadian get eliminated too, which bums me out because he was our only hope for some entertainment on the show. Also, I feel like when you get to heaven, God will explain the meaning of life and how it was possible that Vinny kept getting roses. VINNY. The guy with the terrible Julius Caesar haircut, who works at a barber shop!
In case you didn't notice, I've stopped linking to recaps from Us Weekly, People, Entertainment Weekly, and the like. It just got a bit repetitious, and I think the commentary and insights posted by the writers above are much more entertaining and informative.
Here to Make Friends (Huffington Post)
The Most Dramatic Podcast in Bachelor History (Jensen + Melissa)
Coming up Roses (Barstool Sports)
Bachelor Nation News:
Ben and Lauren are getting their own show (Yahoo! TV)
But these Bachelor alums deserve a show more (Yahoo! TV)
See Ali's nursery (Us Weekly)
Bachelor Nation's Biggest Villains (Entertainment Weekly)
Chad's Funniest Tweets (Us Weekly)
Obviously, this is the 'Gram of the week. OBVIOUSLY.
While traveling this weekend, our paths crossed and I finally had the opportunity to meet Hope Higginbotham in person. Let me just say, she is even more beautiful in person! A great girl like her deserves so much better than someone who lies, cheats, and ends a four year long relationship in order to pursue fame on a tv show. You're amazing, I miss you already 😍 @hopealverta . . . . . #TheBachelorette #TheBachelor #TheChadelor #Bachelornation #bachelormonday #bachelormondays #realitytv #realityshow#realitytvstar #realitytvshows #realityshows #realitytvstars #bravotv #mtv #abc #joelle #realitystar #realitystars #tvshow #follow #followme #love #datingshow