The Bachelorette: Reid and Kiptyn Weigh In During Conference Call

ABC held a media conference call with Ed and Jillian and then Kiptyn Locke and Reid Rosenthal Thanks to reporter Pamela Sitt, here’s what they said.

Reid Rosenthal:

What was with the outfit you wore to propose to Jillian?
I’ve been asked that every 5 seconds. I was making a fashion statement! Just kidding. I was in a huge rush to get back and I didn’t have time to do laundry. I didn’t know what was in my luggage. I literally flew back to Hawaii and didn’t have any clean clothes. I got there wearing linen pants and sneakers and when I showed up, I guess I looked really bad so I had to put on one of Chris Harrison’s jackets. So that’s basically what went down.

What happened with the ring? The producers didn’t give you one?
No, they flew me to Philadelphia. When they sent me back [to Hawaii], they flew me through L.A. and I went and got a ring. I spent as much as I could at the time, and I flew back to Hawaii.

Were you able to return the ring?
I was able to return it, yes.

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Bachelorette: The Party’s Over


Update 7/28: Ratings were so good they are replaying the finale tonight before the ATFR show. I’m glad my predictions below turned out to be correct. Jillian seems so happy with her choice, I feel badly I can’t share her enthusiasm about Ed, but if anyone’s to blame, it’s ABC for the way they edited him and scripted the season.

7/27: 6:42pm MT:

Final spoilers and my prediction: Jillian will choose Ed at the end of the Final Rose Ceremony during the last five minutes of tonight’s Bachelorette finale and is now engaged to him.

Reid, the realtor from Philly who attracted quite a fan base in recent weeks, even before he was eliminated in Maui, and who comes back during the FRC to tell Jillian he really does love her, is rejected. Ed, the Microsoft salesman from Chicago, who bowed out mid-series purportedly for work and then returned a few episodes later, who is widely rumored to have had two girlfriends when he went on the show, who thinks passing gas is so funny he posted a you tube video about it (his only video), whose idea of a good time is to go to a karaoke bar, who is the only guy who had performance problems with Jillian when they had their overnight date, and who in one episode is so drunk he can’t even form a sentence, is the guy she picks. Continue reading

Bachelorette: The “Wes and Tanner Tell All” Phone Call

So you heard Tanner Pope at the Men tell All standing by his earlier assertions that Wes had a girlfriend. Wes, in his new interview with Reality Steve, says the show put Tanner up to it and said he couldn’t backtrack. (You can listen to the 35 minute interview here.)

Is Wes telling the truth? Well, above is a video Wes he has put on You Tube, with his live phone call with Tanner, in which Tanner admits it, and confirms he knew then and knows now Wes didn’t have a girlfriend.

Old hat, by now? Maybe. But if this is true, it appears Wes not only got a bad edit, he got a false one. No reality tv show should be that deceitful.

Bachelorette Finale Episode Spoilers

ABC has gone from telling us Reid Rosenthal’s return at the Bachelorette Finale next Monday makes Jillian question everything, to Reid’s return changes everything. (Text of both below.) Jillian says she recently started her own interior design business in Vancouver, Jillian Harris Designs. Sounds like we’re down to just a few possibilities and the most likely one is Reid’s return made her change her mind about accepting a proposal from either Kip or Ed, and she rejected or deferred all proposals at the FRC. She’s back home in Vancouver, on her own, but happy.

If that’s the case, what we’ll find out at the ATFR (After the Final Rose) is whether, in the intervening two months between when the finale filmed on May 24th, and when the ATFR is filmed (tomorrow), she continued to see one of them and, whether it’s either going great or it’s over. The other possibilities: Continue reading

The Bachelorette: Location Scoops for Last Chance Dates and Finale

Finale Estate Pool

Who gets what date on the season finale of The Bachelorette, filmed on Hawaii’s Big Island, and where did filming take place? Here are some scoops. Going further, KapohoKine Adventures says on their website they took Jillian and one of the F2 bachelors on this date:

Tune in and watch Jillian and one of the two final bachelors relax in style at one of the many breathtaking private locations available only to KapohoKine Adventures’ guests. After being flown over hot lava by private helicopter, then landing alongside a stunning, secluded waterfall for a gourmet Hawaiian barbecue followed by kayaking, champagne and frolicking with her man, Jillian allowed the magic of Hawaii and the aloha spirit to relax her soul and guide her heart in her quest for true love.

The second date was arranged by Captain Zodiac Adventures. Here’s their press release about the date (pdf): Continue reading

Bachelorette: Jillian’s “Men Tell All”

Tonight is Jillian Harris’ “Men Tell All Episode” on The Bachelorette. Everybody knows Reid, Ed and Kiptyn won’t be there and neither will Wes. You’ll see lots of Dave, Jake, Tanner and Juan, more talk about “man codes” and more gratuitous Wes Hayden bashing. And Dave talking about how he thought Melissa was going to be the Bachelorette and how he was being considered for the Bachelor over Jason. Plus, an update with Jason and Molly.

Why watch? For the preview of next week’s finale. The latest sneak peek commercial talks about a bachelor coming back to propose, which of course is Reid. But, in the episode description of tonight’s show, ABC writes:

It’s the bachelors like you’ve never seen them before! The show includes a special sneak peek at the season finale and the final two bachelors, Ed and Kiptyn.

They’ll show Ed and Kip but not Reid? Would that be true if he were her final choice? Uh-Oh, Reid. Continue reading

Bachelorette’s Wes Hayden Says “The Gloves Are Off”

Country music singer Wes Hayden, who as I’ve frequently written, is mad as h*ll about the way he was edited on the Bachelorette, is coming out swinging.

Wes Hayden

Hayden was portrayed as a ruthless player who wasn’t on the show to find love, but instead had a secret girlfriend and a larger motive to promote his singing career. Now Hayden says he’s on a mission to clear his name. He is denying that he had a girlfriend while taping the show, and he says he’s a victim of creative editing.

“I signed a contract with them, so I knew they could portray my character any way they saw fit,” Hayden said. “But they have totally slandered me and taken my words and put them out of context. They cut, they paste, they left vital sentences out.”

Sounds like Wes has lawyered up and a battle may be brewing. I’ll bet it’s good for both Wes and the show. Jillian Harris may have moved on to Ed, Kip or Reid (yes, he may return, remember it’s the revolving door season) but Wes is between a rock and a hard place. Either he stays silent and endures hate mail and concert cancellations due to the allegedly phony editing, or he plays David to Goliath and fights back against ABC.

He’s got a growing following on Facebook, My Space and Twitter. And, he’s ramping up his media interviews. Continue reading

Bachelorette: Reid Says He’s Not Giving Up Yet

Here’s Reid’s “Diary of the Departed.” Seems like they are setting the stage for Jillian to send both Ed and Kiptyn home at the Final Rose Ceremony, she’ll cry because she’s ending up alone, Reid will come back to “confess” his love for her, she’ll say she has to think about it, and we’ll get left in the dark until the next night on the After the Final Rose Show?

Officer and a Gentleman, anyone?

Bachelorette: Episode 9, Maui Wowie

Update: Jillian makes the worst decision yet. She lets Reid go and keeps phony-baloney Ed. ABC threw him under the bus big time tonight portraying his inability to perform in the bedroom. No way they would do that if he was her final choice in the end. So who’s the one with something to confess the day of the final rose ceremony, and does she finally gets some sense and send Ed packing? Wes must be laughing tonight, since it turns out he didn’t get the worst edit after all.

Most likely scenario: Reid comes back to “confess” his love and propose. What happens? ABC gives us a cliffhanger, where there’s no resolution at the end of the Final Rose Ceremony, and we have to wait until the next night’s After the Final Rose Show. It’s called a ratings draw.

And poor Kiptyn…he’s about to go from never having his heart broken to having it broken on national TV. This is the revolving door season. Why anyone agrees to go on this show becomes more of a mystery each season. It’s just one train wreck after another.

With one of the guys, the romance just wasn’t there. The date didn’t go exactly as planned.

final three

Which date went awry in the bedroom? They want us to think it’s Ed. Continue reading

Bachelorette: Ed Brings His Parents to Maui

This is the ABC short preview, followed by an extended preview of Jillian and Kip, Reid and Ed in Maui. Ed’s surprise: He flew his parents out to meet her. (Kip and Reid’s parents met Jillian on the home town dates.)

Here’s the picture of the Maui rose ceremony at the Olowalu Plantation House. Who sticks out like a sore thumb?

The newest preview from ABC is below: Continue reading