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May 2012


Emily Sends Some Guys Packing Before the Rose Ceremony!

This week began with Emily getting served breakfast in bed by her mother, and Ricki being a little out of sorts because her mamma has been gone in the evenings.  It’s tough work being “The Bachelorette”.




Chris Harrison dropped off the first date card which read “Love is a steady climb” for Chris.  He seems like a great guy and I’m glad he’s getting the chance at a one-on-one date.  She mentioned again right off the bat on the date how good looking she thinks he is.  Sounds promising!  She takes him to a restaurant with the best view, which is high up, and she surprises him with the fact that they will be climbing the building!  Then it starts thundering and lightning and Emily was really scared but Chris helped her through it.  He chickened out at giving her a kiss, but gave her a high five instead.  Ha, yes Chris, that’s just as good.

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Emily Talks About Breakups and Her Impressions of the Guys

Emily Maynard took some time out to talk to me about her initial impressions of the guys, what it was like to break their hearts, and if she would do anything differently once the show stopped taping to try to ensure relationship success!


Hugs, Kisses & Roses,

Jennifer Matarese


Full transcript of interview with rejected Bachelor Joe

Joe Gendreau, who went on a one-on-one date with Emily and did not receive a rose, held a conference call Wednesday to discuss his brief time on "The Bachelorette."

It appears one of the prime reasons he went home was because of his hesitation when answering questions about being a father and where he sees himself in five years. He was very non-committal and played it kind of like "I'll see where life takes me." Emily, however, wants someone who wants kids right away and wants to step in and be a stepdad. So even though she had fun on the date, she let him go.

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'The Bachelorette' Takes on 'The Muppets' and Some Tough Dates

The show started with the first date card coming for Ryan!  He’s a cutie!  He’s the former pro-football player.  Emily tells him not to expect an amazing adventurous date, rather, they will be spending their afternoon making chocolate-chip cookies because she’s the snack mom that day for Ricki’s soccer team.  He puts on the frilly apron and is a great sport about the whole thing.  He says he loves seeing Emily in that atmosphere and respected her decision to not introduce him to her daughter when they drop the snacks off.  I hope he means it!



Then, they headed to dinner, where a kind of lame group of fans assembled outside a restaurant that was emptied out just for them.  They have an in depth conversation about life, children and what they both want.  If he is telling the truth, he really could be a great match for Emily.   She tends to think that he may be too good to be true because he says all of the right things, but she decides to give him the rose anyway.

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Interview with 'Bachelorette' Emily Maynard

The Bachelorette herself, Emily Maynard, sat down with us to discuss everything from her quest for love to her daughter to why she decided to do the show. Check out what she had to say!



Full Transcript of Emily Maynard's Conference Call Interview

Here is the full transcript from Emily Maynard's conference call interview with reporters!  She gets into her intital impressions of the guys, why she decided to be on the show, if she was really worried about Brad or Bentley showing up, and what you might not know about her.

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Question:         We wanted to start sort of in the beginning of this process and ask if you had reservations about becoming The Bachelorette and what ultimately made you decide to do it.


Emily Maynard:          I had a million reservations about being The Bachelorette.  You know, they had asked me to do it previously and I said no to anyone who would listen.  I told everybody I would never do it – never in a million years.  And then, time went on and after coming off the breakup with Brad, the last thing on my mind was putting myself through all these again – and even dating really. 


            And then, we started talking about it a couple of months later and they were just so accommodating with Ricki and moving the entire production to Charlotte.  I just thought that it is such a great opportunity that I could not pass up.

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Sit-down interview with Emily Maynard Monday

"Bachelorette" Emily Maynard is a guest on "Live! with Kelly" Monday, and we'll be sitting down with her after the show to get her take on the season.


We'll probably get about 10 minutes on camera with her, and it will be posted shortly afterwards.

So if you have questions you want us to ask, submit them as a comment. Who knows, maybe we'll use one!



New Interview with Emily Maynard, 'The Bachelorette'

Emily Maynard, the newest "Bachelorette" took some time out of her day to answer questions about being on the show and her decision to look for love on TV again.


Emily said that she, "had a million reservations about being the Bachelorette.  They had asked me to do it previously and I had said no."  She said that coming off of her breakup with Brad she really didn't want to, but then the producers were very accommodating by moving the whole show to Charlotte.


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Interview with Chris Harrison

Bachelorette host Chris Harrison sat down with us to discuss everything from Emily and her suitors to his divorce and how it's changed his approach to the show. Check out what he had to say!


Be sure to check back later today to read the highlights of Emily Maynard's conference call, and don't forget to watch Emily's quest for love on The Bachelorette every Monday night!


Next week on The Bachelorette

Next Monday on the Bachelorette, the 19 remaining men get "tested" from the start about how they might fit into Emily's world as a dad, as well as working at a charity event that is near and dear to her heart.

The competition heats up when the bachelors learn that not all of them will get dates before the next rose ceremony, so the bachelors must take advantage of every opportunity to score points with Emily Maynard.   

Ryan gets the first date of the season. After a quick visit with her girlfriends, Emily arrives at the mansion to take Ryan away for what he thinks will be a glamorous day of fun. But Emily has other plans, as she takes him to her home and instructs him in the everyday task of baking cookies for Ricki's soccer team. Will he pass the "test"? Later that night, Emily looks stunning as she scoops Ryan up in a sleek Aston Martin and brings him to a romantic dinner spot. After walking a red carpet lined with adoring fans, Emily and Ryan have a secluded fireside table where they discuss relationships and their potential future over dinner. Then things turn intimate even though the couple is the in middle of a crowd, as they are serenaded in a special concert by popular country band Gloriana, featuring their hit single "(Kissed You) Good Night." But is there enough romance for Ryan to get the rose?

The next day, 13 bachelors take to the stage and join Emily and the Muppets for a live performance benefitting The Ricky Hendrick Centers for Intensive Care at The Levine Children's Hospital. The men split up in groups to rehearse, but one man has a serious case of performance panic. He explains the problem to Emily and musters up enough courage to go on, but how will he feel when Miss Piggy targets him during the show?

The next day is a dream come true for Joe, as Emily meets him at a private jet and they're off to West Virginia to the exquisite Greenbriar resort, which holds many childhood memories for the Bachelorette, who spent time there with her family.

Meanwhile, back at the mansion, a poolside fight breaks out and two of the bachelors almost come to blows when Doug's fathering practices are questioned.

You can see the next Bachelorette on Monday night at 9:00 on ABC.  Emily only has 16 roses to give, so three of these fellas will be history after next week's show:

Aaron, 36, a biology teacher from Long Beach, CA

Alessandro, 30, a grain merchant from St. Paul, MN

Alejandro, 24, a mushroom farmer from San Francisco, CA

Arie, 30, a race car driver from Scottsdale, AZ

Charlie, 32, a recruiter from Nashville, TN

Chris, 25, a corporate sales director from Chicago, IL

Doug, 33, a charity director/realtor from Seattle, WA

Jef, 27, an entrepreneur from Salt Lake City, UT

Joe, 27, a field energy advisor from Los Angeles, CA

John "Wolf," 30, a data destruction specialist from St. Louis, MO

Kalon, 27, a luxury brand consultant from Houston, TX

Kyle, 29, a financial advisor from Long Beach, CA

Michael, 26, a rehab counselor from Austin, TX

Nate, 26, an accountant from Los Angeles, CA

Ryan, 31, a pro sports trainer from Augusta, GA

Sean, 28, an insurance agent from Dallas, TX

Stevie, 26, a party MC from Monroe Township, NJ

Tony, 31, a lumber trader from Beaverton, OR

Travis, 30, an advertising sales representative from Madison, MS


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