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THE BACHELORETTE: And Then There Were Two As Becca Blindsides Jason

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Last night on The Bachelorette, the backdrop was Thailand, and three men were left vying for Becca Kufrin’s heart. All with the intention of getting that key to the fantasy suite, and some alone time away from the cameras with her.  Two guys that worked for, and for one it did not.

“Bachelor Nation” is already screaming that Jason Tartick, who was eliminated, should be the next “Bachelor”.   Right now, all signs are pointing towards that, especially in an interview with ET posted today, where he said he would be interested,  and that, coupled with the fact of how he left the series makes him the instant favorite to be picked.  Jason and the other contestants who were shown the front door, appear next week in the season’s annual, Men Tell All episode.

As for Monday night’s installment, things quickly fell apart in Thailand for Jason, following Blake’s one-on-one date with Becca and night in the fantasy suite.  As Becca was speaking to Jason on their date, as they were beginning to walk around together, Becca freaked out, and asked for a moment, while Jason just sat their  endlessly, while she tried to pull herself together.  Becca admitted to a producer that she could not see a life with Jason, once she spit out words when describing the house they could live in.

Later at the the dinner date, she admits to Jason she has stronger feelings for the other two guys.  He kept pushing back that she should explore this more with him, but Becca shut him down.  Once she escorted Jason to his limo and off the show, we cut to Becca comparing blindsiding Jason to what Arie did to her – which in no way was close.  She breaks down in tears, yet again, because she sent such a good man home as she questions … what is wrong with her? But, Jason has one last card to play after getting the boot. He shows up in her hotel room complete with a scrapbook of their relationship.  This is when he became a “nudge”.  Becca clearly isn’t into him like she is with Garrett and Blake, dude!  Have some respect and walk away.  Jason finally did.  Finally alone, Becca says that whatever woman gets Jason’s heart, “better treat him like a king!”

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As for Becca’s date with Blake, it’s his obvious doubt about her feelings for the other guys left that has him perpetually troubled.  We think he may be one step away from being dumped, if he continues his insecurities and shows them all of over his face and with is body language.  When at their dinner date, the two talk about how smooth their relationship has been and “knock on wood” that won’t change.  Becca gives Blake the fantasy suite invitation, and we are left with him closing the door so they have privacy, and then the twosome having to say goodbye to each other the next morning, while she goes off and potentially has sex with another guy! Awkward.

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On her date with Garrett, the two end up bamboo rafting, but smack dab in the middle of a national holiday with a ton of families from Thailand!  Apparently, they didn’t get the memo!  This was to show that these two can work through obstacles together.  On the dinner date, Garrett fumbles and sidesteps around saying he is in love with Becca.  When he tries to get the words out, he gets jittery, puts his hand to wipe off the sweat on his forehead, before making his declaration, which he eventually dos.  Becca gives Garrett the Fantasy Suite invitation which is to a romantic tree house.  Of course, he says “yes” and they get some private time.    We are more intrigued by his long-awaited emotional meltdown from the promo for the last episode.

When it comes time for the rose ceremony, Becca explains to Garrett and Blake that she sent Jason home.  The two guys want to give stink-eye to each other, but try to hold it together in front of Becca, where Blake looks a bit more unnerved by Garrett, then vice-versa.  Now, we have to wait two weeks for the season finale.

So, were you upset to see Jason go home? Who do you think will win Becca’s heart now … Blake or Garrett? Comment below.

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DANCING WITH THE STARS: Chrishell Stause Continues On After Halloween Week, Kaitlyn Bristowe Reacts To Carrie Ann’s Comment That She ‘Gave Up’

It was a fright night full of competition on the ballroom floor, as the celebrity contestants and their partners performed for the judges as notable villains.

Selling Sunset’s and former soap star, Chrishell Stause remained in the competition with pro partner, Gleb Savchenko after dancing the Paso Doble to VonLichten’s version of the Genesis classic “In The Air Tonight”.  Inspired by Maleficent, the duo received solid marks with judge Carrie Ann Inaba calling it, “storytelling at its finest.” Judge Bruno added,” Your focus, your intention, your purpose were absolutely spot-on,”  The pair scored 26 out of 30 and was revealed to be “safe” at the end of the night’s voting and scores.

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Meanwhile, one of the frontrunners, ‘The Bachelorette’s” Kaitlyn Bristowe received some heavy criticism from the judges after dancing with her pro partner, Artem Chigvintsev to Rihanna’s “Disturbia”.  In her Cruella de Vil outfit and dancing the Paso Doble, the duo received their lowest score since earlier in the competition which totaled a 24 out of 30.

Carrie Ann Inaba told Kaitlyn that she felt like she “gave up” during the performance and that she “felt her spirit drop”.  Following the night of competition, Bristowe who was saved for another week, talked with ET were she disagreed with Inaba stating, “It’s not in my character to give up. If anything, I might get tired at one point, but I’m pushing through as hard as I possibly can. I would never give up.”

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The first perfect score of the season (3o out of 30)went to Nev Shulman and pro partner Jenna Johnson’s rendition of the Paso Doble dancing to the Swan Lake Remix by District 78 with costumes inspired by the movie Black Swan.

During the results portion of the show, Monica Aldana and Val Chmerkovskiy were sent home by a 2 to 1 vote from the judges over Jeannie Mai and Brandon Armstrong.

Watch Chrishell’s and then Kaitlyn’s performances below.

Who do you think is in prime position to take home the Mirror Ball Trophy at this point in the competition from all the celebs remaining? Let us know in the comment section.

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THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL: Thomas Gets Creepy As The Hope Mannequin Talks To Him

Leave it to the good folks over at The Bold and the Beautiful to incorporate a play on their headline-grabbing mannequin use during Covid-19.  B&B was the first American television show back in production during the pandemic, and its executive producer and head writer, Brad Bell, told the media how they were using mannequins in several scenes in place of real actors when it comes to some intimate moments between characters.  Since the time, the show has also brought in real-life partners of their cast members when needed for a make-out scene, etc.

And that brings us to Thursday’s shocking reveal on the CBS daytime drama series, when Thomas (Matthew Atkinson), who seemed to be a more centered-version of himself of late, takes home with him the Hope for the Future shipment and opens the box.  He is for a surprise when inside the box is a lifelike mannequin of Hope  (Annika Noelle).  And from there, things spiral out of control, as viewers learned Thomas’ obsession with Hope is alive and well.

Thomas just can’t believe how life-like the mannequin of Hope is – saying to himself, “No wonder they use it for the Hope for the Future line.”  But then  after he takes the mannequin out of the box, it starts talking to him … in Hope’s voice, begging him to allow her to stay there with him and not put her back in the boX saying, .Please don’t lock me up in that box again.   I’ve been away from you too long… I know you want to be with me too.”  Then, Thomas who is having a very hard time between reality and this apparent hallucination shouts: “You’re not real!” What’s wrong with me?”

 

Perhaps Liam said it best earlier in the episode when Hope was speaking about Thomas to him, when he uttered.“I get creeped out just thinking about Thomas.”

Watch some of the Hope-mannequin action with Thomas below. Then weigh-in, what do you think of this plot twist? Share your thoughts in the comment section,

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Dancing with the Stars

DANCING WITH THE STARS: Chrishell Stause Shares & Performs Emotional Tribute To Her Late Parents

It has been a challenging few years for former soap and current Selling Sunset star, Chrishell Stause, who is currently still in the running for the Mirror Ball Trophy following Monday night’s competition on Dancing with the Stars.

Last night, Chrishell shared in the pre-dance package that she was performing a contemporary routine with her pro partner, Gleb Savchenko, in honor of both of her parents who died from lung cancer in July of 2020 and April 2019.

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Stause expressed: “They were really loving people. Some of my best memories are with my mom, dancing with her in the living room.  No one would be more excited about me being here and doing the show than her.” (referring to her mom who passed away this summer).  She continued on to say: “Right before I dance, I really feel her calm me, encourage me. That has been the most special thing I will take away from this show.  I know that my parents are with me. My mom’s name was Renee Stause, and my dad’s name was Jeff Stause. And this dance is for them.”

 

Dancing to “Stars” by Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, Chrishell and Gleb delivered the most emotional performance of the night.  And the judges took notice, as Carrie Ann Inaba said to Stause: “You poured your heart and soul into that dance.   Bruno added: “That was so emotionally engaging, so raw, so truthful, irresistible because you gave everything you have.”  While the three judges including Derek Hough also gave a rougher technical critique of her to improve upon next week, Chrishell and Gleb still scored all eights and 24 out of 30 overall.

At the end of the night, during the reveal of who was safe and who was in the bottom two, host Tyra Banks revealed that Chrishell and Gleb were safe.

Then, after combining the scores and fans’ votes, in the bottom two were Johnny Weir and Vernon Davis.  In a close decision, Derek chose to save Johnny, and Carrie Ann chose Vernon. So, it was up to Bruno to cast the deciding vote and he saved Johnny, sending Davis, the former NFL Pro football star, home.

Watch Chrishell’s emotional dance below.   Then let us know if you are rooting for Chrishell and what you thought of the very personal story she shared last night via the comment section below.

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