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Debt Ceiling Debate and 'Bachelorette' Finale Drive Kathie Lee and Hoda to Drink Cough Syrup (VIDEO)

It's only Tuesday, but it's already been a long week for Kathie Lee Gifford. First, there was the debt ceiling standoff in Congress, which Jay Leno joked had driven Gifford and Hoda Kotb to chug cough syrup. Gifford and Kotb obliged on 'Today' (weekdays, 7AM on NBC), showing Leno's monologue clip and sipping on some syrup. And then 'The Bachelorette' finale just made everything worse. An excited Kotb introduced a clip of Moday's proposal on 'The Bachelorette' while Gifford rolled her eyes and mugged, doing a remarkable impression of Kristen Wiig's impression of her. Gifford narrated over the proposal, "Oh shut up!" The source of Gifford's disgust was that the Bachelorette in question allowed both guys to propose, even though she had made her choice already. http://www.aoltv.com/2011/08/02/kathie-lee-hoda-cough-syrup-today-video/

TV Ratings: 'The Bachelorette' dominates Monday night

Fast national ratings for Monday, Aug. 1, 2011ABC's all-night "Bachelorette" fest delivered steady, if not particularly exciting, numbers for the network on Monday evening. The only other new programming -- FOX's "Hell's Kitchen" and "Masterchef" -- sopped up the most of the remaining iewers, leaving the rest adrift in a sea of August re-runs. ABC averaged 9.4 million viewers and a 6.2 rating/10 share in households for the evening. FOX wasn't too terribly far behind (5.4 million, 3.2/5). CBS (4.4 million, 3.0/5) came in third overall, with NBC (just 3.6 million, 2.4/4) and The CW (504,000, 0.4/1) finishing last. ABC was also the overall 18-49 leader, with a 2.7 rating.Monday hour-by-hour:8 p.m. ABC: "The Bachelorette" (8.9 million viewers, 6.0/10 households)FOX: "Hell's Kitchen" (5.4 million, 3.2/5)NBC: "America's Got Talent" re-run (4.4 million, 2.7/5)CBS: "How I Met Your Mother"/"Mike & Molly" re-runs (3.9 million, 2.6/4)The CW: "Gossip Girl" re-run (532,000, 0.4/1)18-49 leader: A tie between ABC's "The... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2011/08/tv-ratings-the-bachelorette-dominates-monday-night.html

'The Bachelorette' Ashley Hebert And JP Rosenbaum Make First Public Appearance (Photos)

The Bachelorette’s Ashley Hebert and JP were photographed holding hands on Tuesday morning while making their first public appearance together. The morning after announcing their engagement to t... http://www.starpulse.com/news/RumorFix/2011/08/02/the_bachelorettes_ashley_hebert_and_j

'Bachelorette's' Ashley Hebert, JP Rosenbaum Reveal Wedding Date on 'Good Morning America' (Video)

The Bachelorette 's  Ashley Hebert  and her new fiance  JP Rosenbaum  appeared on  Good Morning America  Tuesday to discuss the finale, their engagement and when they'll wed. Being able to go out in public now that the ABC reality show has ended "is such a weight off our shoulders," says Hebert. "It was kind of fun at first to keep the secret, but then toward the ends, we were ready to get it out in the open," added Rosenbaum. Read More... http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/thr/television/~3/96ZE8A1BNhQ/bachelorette-ashley-hebert-jp-wedding-date-218080

'Bachelorette: After the Final Rose': Are Ashley and J.P. still together?

We kick off the "Bachelorette: After the Final Rose" reunion with Ben F., the winemaker who was not chosen by Ashley. The ladies are sure excited about him - Ben for next bachelor? They make him rewatch his proposal and rejection, which is awesome. He still seems kind of upset about it. Ben relays that the flight home was awful - not only was it long and he was stewing over what had happened, but he was on his way to his best friend's wedding. Oh my god, yikes. But he says that he's grateful for the journey and for Ashley, but he does have some questions for her.Ashley comes on stage (with hair that is too dark) and Ben first wants to know when she made her decision, when did she know? She says in the end she followed her heart, which doesn't answer the question at all. Chris Harrison points out that Ben... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2011/08/bachelorette-after-the-final-rose-are-ashley-and-jp-still-together.html

The Bachelorette: Who Will Ashley Choose?

For Ashley Hebert, a months-long journey, it all comes down to this moment. Ben Flajnik and JP Rosenbaum both made it this far for a reason. For so many reasons, really. Both are worthy of the final rose, but only one will receive it tonight. The other will go home heartbroken. Who will walk away crushed, and who will be engaged? Follow the link for a LIVE recap of The Bachelorette season finale ! http://www.tvfanatic.com/2011/08/the-bachelorette-who-will-ashley-choose/

Relive the Hilarity! Watch The Blooper Reel From The Bachelorette Season 7: The Men Tell All

From Ashley's pesky tropical bugs to Lucas and JP's funny outfits — and Chris Harrison's fly incident, of course — relive all the funny moments from the blooper reel shown on The Bachelorette Season 7: The Men Tell All. http://feeds.wetpaint.com/~r/wetpaint/latest/excerpt/~3/bKGzpWZe3AQ/relive-the-hilarity-watch-the-blooper-reel-from-the-bachelorette-season-7-the-men-tell-all

Extras! What We Didn't See on The Bachelorette Season 7 "Men Tell All" Special

The Men Tell All sometimes feels like two hours of filler, but just think — it could’ve been three! People Magazine shared some scoop on stuff we didn’t get to see in Sunday’s Bachelorette broadcast. Here are some of the unaired highlights: http://feeds.wetpaint.com/~r/wetpaint/latest/excerpt/~3/ZsNbDXqCtA8/extras-what-we-didnt-see-on-the-bachelorette-season-7-men-tell-all-special

THE BACHELORETTE (2011) Season Finale (Season 7 Episode 10)

Watch a preview and check out photos of the upcoming episode  of  THE BACHELORETTE  (2011) Season Finale (Season 7 Episode 10) which airs Monday August 1 at 8:00-10:00 p.m., ET on ABC. Episode Synopsis:  THE BACHELORETTE (2011) Season Finale (Season 7 Episode 10) – In this gripping special conclusion, Ashley, who began her search for love  with 25 bachelors, has survived a shocking and emotionally taxing journey and found herself falling in love with two very different , but wonderful men, Ben F. and J.P. As she prepares  to make one of the most difficult decisions of her life, she invites the two remaining bachelors to tour more of the breathtaking island country of Fiji to meet her family. Ashley hopes her family will offer some crucial input about which incredible man they believe will make the better match for her. Then the men have one last chance to lay their hearts on the line, each trying to guarantee that he will be the one to get Ashley’s final rose. Once fearful that none of the men would be drawn to her, she now has two men in love with her. But which man will she choose to leave paradise with and to share her life, and who will go home with a broken heart? The Season Finale of "The Bachelorette" airs MONDAY, AUGUST 1 (8:00-10:02 p.m., ET), on the ABCTelevision Network . Read More.... http://www.daemonstv.com/2011/08/01/the-bachelorette-2011-season-finale-season-7-episode-10/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+daemonstv+%28Daemon%27s+TV%29

The Bachelorette: Men Tell All, Somewhat Boringly

The Bachelorette: Men Tell All special was about what you would expect. The annual pre-finale reunion show is light on drama, heavy on filler - although there were some quality bloopers, previews and interviews along the way. Sadly, without the two remaining men (Ben and JP) on the show OR the biggest villain (Bentley) it's ever seen, we're left wondering what might have been. Read More... http://www.tvfanatic.com/2011/08/the-bachelorette-men-tell-all-somewhat-boringly/