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Sneak Peek of 'The Bachelor' February 16 Episode

" The Bachelor " returns Monday, February 16 with a vacation to New Zealand. Post the departure of Naomi from the competition, the three remaining girls will go on one-on-one dates with bachelor Jason Mesnick and one of them has been highlighted through a sneak peek video. Molly will do a bungee jumping together with Jason. She admits that she is not scared of heights but is terrified at the idea of doing the extreme sport. While the girls will also be taken into overnight dates, there will be a surprise visit by former Bachelorette DeAnna Pappas who dumped Jason when he proposed to her in the season finale. This will provide a twist to the show when Jason reunites with his former flame. Rumor has it, he will let her stay but will not go on an overnight date with her. Pappas previously told People that it will be worth the wait. "It will be worth the wait. The women were not that happy to see me, I can tell you that," she teased. For Preview Click Here . Source here

Naomi Eliminated From 'The Bachelor'

During the airing of " The Bachelor " on February 9, Naomi, the flight attendant from Carlsbad, CA, was the one who didn't get a rose from Jason Mesnick. It meant that her journey to win Jason's heart on the ABC's TV series has ended. After the rose ceremony, Jason took her downstairs, telling her that his decision had nothing to do with her or her family and further explained that they are in different places in their lives. Not believing with what Jason has said to her, Naomi cried during her way to return home. Previously, Naomi brought Jason to Carlsbad to meet her family and get to know them. However, things didn't go as expected. Naomi got embarrassed when her mother involved Jason to a pigeon burial, Jesus-speak and reincarnation. Prior to Naomi's elimination, Jason Mesnick has also sent home Stephanie Hogan, a 34-year-old single mom. Contrary to Naomi's disappointment, Stephanie insisted to hold no hard feelings towards Jason and admitted that they didn't connect although sharing a bond over both being single parents. "I am really okay," she said. "I trust that I will find someone and it'll be better than ever." As for the remaining contestants; Molly, Jillian and Mellisa, Jason promised them a vacation in New Zealand. Next episode for the reality dating show will be broadcast on February 16. Source here

Axed 'The Bachelor' Suitor Back with Ex

If anything, says Shannon Bair, her experience with The Bachelor and limited time with Jason Mesnick made her realize how much she missed her ex-boyfriend of five years. We are back together and stronger and happier than ever! says Bair, who was eliminated during the fourth week of competition on the January 26 episode. I followed my heart and realized I had left it back in Kansas City. Other than living in the mansion, the food, and the limo rides, Bair adds that her favorite experience on The Bachelor is, believe it or not, the friendships she has made with the 24 other girls. This is despite the many an unkind comments that have circulated online about her. I know some girls might think I'm crazy, but I made friendships with all of the women. We are all very close, and I know our friendships will last a lifetime! In the end, however, Bair believes that the experience was worth it. It made me believe anything is possible! Even though one person 'wins' the guy, I feel like me and the other girls are all winners to have chosen for the show. Source here

Sneak Peek of 'The Bachelor' February 9 Episode

The competition is narrowed down to four in " The Bachelor " after 34-year-old single mom Stephanie was voted out on Monday, February 2. A sneak peek to the next episode where the remaining girls continue to fight for Jason Mesnick's love has been made available. Naomi, the 24-year-old flight attendant from Carlsbad, CA , scores another one-on-one date. If in the previous episode she was brought to Jason's hometown of Seattle, this time she in turns, brings Jason to meet her family. "It's really important for me to see what Naomi is like around her family," Jason said. Naomi's mom asks the honor of Jason to bury a pigeon that she hit the other day and Naomi gets embarrassed. To be seen on the Monday, February 9 episode are Naomi, Jillian, Melissa and Molly. Stephanie didn't make it this week. "You know what, if it is meant to be, it will be. I truly believe that," Stephanie said following her elimination. "...I thought this could be it, this could be that wonderful, wonderful man in [my daughter] Sophia's life, but it just, at this time, it just didn't happen. One day it's going to happen." For Sneak Peek Click Here . Source Here

Nikki Kaapke Talks About What She Would Have Done Differently

Nikki Kaapke has always felt a special connection with single dad Jason Mesnick. Unfortunately, her failure to open up and inability to exude confidence has led to her downfall on The Bachelor 13. As one of the recently eliminated contestants on the reality dating series, the 29-year-old administrative assistant from Blue Island, IL looks back at her time with the bachelor and opens up on what she regrets as well as what she would have done differently. Like other hopefuls on The Bachelor, Nikki tried her best to win Jason's heart from the moment she laid eyes on him. Things were going great for her until she learned that she would be going on a two-on-one date with Stephanie, a 34-year-old medical marketing representative and single mom from Huntsville, AL. Since then, her confidence caved and her insecurities kicked in. It wasn't until our actual dinner with the three of us that we had our conversation that I feel insecure, because Stephanie was really talking up her southern charm, and she's a wonderful lady. But [she was] more and more Stephanie [tried to] outshine me, and that was my fault, I should've stepped up my personality as well, and when Jason and I had our conversation privately during our date there was no inclination that I would be going home. So I was up in the air thinking that there was a possibility of going home, but because of the genuine romantic connection that we had, I didn't foresee it coming, Nikki told RealityTV World. While Nikki's lack of confidence ultimately led to her downfall, it also didn't help that she did not tell Jason about her prior relationships until their last date together. On the other hand, Nikki reasoned that she never had a chance to bring it up since her one-on-one time with Jason was very limited. Source here

The Bachelor 13: Preview of Episode 5

With hometown dates looming, Jason tries to discover the bachelorettes' true feelings for him, inviting the final five women to his hometown of Seattle, on ABC's The Bachelor , Monday, February 2. The pressure is really on, as Jason struggles to decide which four women he'll escort home to meet their families. But first, a surprise visit to the Bachelor's hometown of Seattle awaits the five remaining bachelorettes a chance to check out their potential future home. Jason takes one woman on a romantic one-on-one date on a houseboat and escorts three of the bachelorettes on a ferry ride around Seattle and then to a revealing live radio interview. On the final crucial individual date, the handsome single dad chooses one of the ladies to take a fanciful flight on a seaplane over Seattle before sharing some intimate alone time together. However, Jason has more surprises in store for the women and breaks the rules at the rose ceremony to come to his difficult decision, on The Bachelor, Monday, February (8 to 10pm, ET), on the ABC Television Network. After a brief reunion with his son, Ty, Jason welcomes the women to Seattle. The lucky woman, who receives the one-on-one date card, is delighted that Jason will show her his hometown in style. However, Jason's parental duties take precedence when Ty needs him at home and he must make a last minute change in plans. The next day, three of the bachelorettes meet Jason on the deck of a ferry for a sunset cruise around Puget Sound. The Bachelor offers some special alone time to one of the ladies to join him in the captain's quarters to steer the boat and steal a kiss. But Jason seeks some outside help with his decision, taking the group to KISS-FM to be interviewed on one of the top-rated radio shows in Seattle. The Bachelor enlists the help of the two local DJs, Jackie and Bender, a married couple, to get some frank advice on love, marriage and intimacy. They quiz Jason and the women on love and romance and even set up a kissing contest much to the shock of the other two women listening back at the hotel. Jason rewards the three women with a wonderful late night meal, attempting to have an honest talk with one bachelorette about their relationship. He pulls another woman aside for a romantic walk by the bay. On a picturesque seaplane ride over Seattle, Jason points out to the fortunate woman who gets the last one-on-date the highlights of the city she might one day call home. The bachelorette also demonstrates her more adventurous side as she races Jason to the top of a giant climbing wall, where they share a mid-air kiss. Later she opens up to him about her family and her feelings for him. A "hot" fireside snuggle ends the evening. Still unsure of his decision, Jason pays a surprise visit to the ladies' hotel and pulls one woman aside for a heart-to-heart talk. Then at the rose ceremony, Jason breaks the rules and seeks out another bachelorette for a final talk. In the end, he must narrow the field to just four women the four who will invite him into their families' homes while one woman leaves in one of the most emotional rose ceremonies ever. The five women are: Jillian, 29, an interior designer from Peace River, Alberta, Canada Melissa, 25, a sales representative from Dallas, TX Molly, 24, a department store buyer from Grand Rapids, MI Naomi, 24, a flight attendant from Carlsbad, CA Stephanie, 34, a single mom and a medical marketing representative from Huntsville, AL Source here

Reality Show Staffers Settle Lawsuits

Two lawsuits between reality show staffers and TV networks and production companies over unlawful working conditions have been settled for more than $4 million, The Hollywood Reporter reports. Several hundred employees of such shows as The Bachelor , Trading Spouses, Are You Hot? and The Real Gilligan's Island filed class-action lawsuits in 2005, stating that Fox, ABC, CBS and other companies ordered them to fake time cards and work overtime with few meal breaks. A Los Angeles judge this week granted preliminary approval to a $2.57 million settlement with Fox Broadcasting and Rocket Science Laboratories and a separate $1.54 million one with ABC, CBS, Mike Fleiss' Next Entertainment and six other production companies. "I hope this settlement provides a disincentive to engage in any future employment law violations," said Emma Leheny, lead counsel for the employees. "It sends a message that this section of the television industry can't make up its own rules." Reality staffers have complained for years about being exploited, claiming production companies took advantage of the freshness of the genre and ambiguous loopholes to overwork them to keep costs low. The employees drew early support from the Writers Guild of America, which organized a campaign to recognize reality show story editors as writers, because they create the plots and narratives, an effort that ultimately proved futile due to last year's strike. The settlement is currently awaiting final approval by a judge. Should it be granted, approximately 400 staffers will split the settlement based on how many hours each worked, with about 20 workers receiving an additional $8,250. Source here

Samantha Who? Where? When? - Featured

Samantha Who? fans will be disappointed to learn that the show is currently homeless. Originally scheduled to return next week, ABC has instead opted to pull the show from the schedule in favor of showing extended The Bachelor episodes. The Bachelor has been gaining in the ratings since its premiere; this week's episode attracted 9.9 million viewers. ABC says they will announce a new slot for the comedy within the next few days. As Zap2it points out, pairing the show with Scrubs on Tuesdays (instead of burning off Scrubs quickly with double episodes every week) seems like a logical choice. Where on the schedule would you like to find Samantha? Edit 1/26: ABC has scheduled the series to return on Thursday, March 26 at 8PM where it will be paired with new series In the Motherhood in the place of Ugly Betty . Betty will return after these shows finish their runs in this slot. Source: zap2it

Jason Mesnick Sends More Women Home in ''The Bachelor'' Week 3

Jason Mesnick has narrowed down the selection of his true love by sending home three women in week three. " The Bachelor " moves on with remaining contestants that include Stephanie, Molly, Nikki, Megan, Shannon, Naomi, Lauren, Jillian and Melissa. Those sent home are human resources associate Natalie, advertising executive Kari and account executive Erica. Natalie who was one of those who earns a one-on-one date, went on a luxurious date with Jason to Las Vegas. Feeling little connection, Jason decides not to give her a rose. In a blog post the elimination, Jason wrote about Natalie, "It was so hard not giving Natalie a rose. I picked it up because I wanted so badly to give it to her, but put it down because I knew I couldn't." He continued, "Yes, she called me names. And that never feels good. But everyone takes rejection in a different way and I don't blame her for how she was feeling. Natalie is a beautiful girl and will have all of Chicago waiting for her." Meanwhile, both Kari and Erica were in the group date where they joined Jason for a bust casting. Each of the girls molded their torso in an art studio and painted the paper mache to be auctioned later for the benefit of breast cancer research. They got to rub Jason's body with baby oil and a one-on-one time with him later on. One of the highlights in the episode is the personal date between Jason and Stephanie whose husband died in a plane crash when their baby was just 10 weeks. While on her way to meet Jason, Stephanie attempted to phone her daughter Sophia but could not go through. Jason had a surprise awaiting for her, Sophia, who came running to hug Stephanie upon seeing. The three of them then go to Legoland as a date. Speaking of the date, Jason said "Sophia is truly amazing. We had so much fun playing on the beach. At one point she got a little carried away, slipping and bumping her face in the sand. She stood up and shook it off like the true Princess that she is. My tears were tears of joy, and they were incredibly real." The next episode of "The Bachelor" will air Monday, January 27 at 8/7c. Click here for the comments of the three eliminated women. Source here

The Journey for Love Begins Tonight

Jason Mesnick, 32, is a handsome and single dad - the first in the history of The Bachelor. Tonight, he begins his own quest for true love and the pursuit of his ultimate soul mate, choosing from among 25 aspiring bachelorettes. Millions of viewers were stunned when DeAnna Pappas rejected his proposal, as he dropped to one knee to profess his love in the season finale of The Bachelorette . Jason Mesnick was left brokenhearted, wondering how he could have misjudged DeAnna's intentions, but his fans flocked to support him after the stunning dismissal. Fans rushed to e-mail him in droves, as his story as a single father from Seattle with a three-year-old son, Ty - the apple of his eye - struck a chord with many. Tonight, he'll start over - and we know this journey ends with his engagement! Jason, the middle son in a family of three boys, would like to start a new family this time around. His older brother, Sean, is married with children. Jason Mesnick currently lives with his younger brother, Larry, and with Ty. An account executive in estate and legacy planning, Mesnick says he is looking for a woman who has a real curiosity about the world, who loves life to the fullest and with whom he can share the passion in life's smallest moments. Open and honest, the star of The Bachelor loves sports like swimming, golf, basketball and football. In fact, he used to be a golf pro at a local club. In his spare time, he takes guitar and dance lessons. A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Jason Mesnick moved to Washington State at the age of eight. He has a B.A. in psychology at the University of Washington. Source here