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Bachelor Pad. The only network show where working at Hooters for 25 years can provide you with the kind of training you need to excel.

Actually, who knows if that's even true, but it certainly benefited former Hooters waitress / Ben Flajnik castoff Blakeley Jones in her efforts.

Blakeley, age 34, hasn't actually worked there for 25 years, but people said that more than once, making for some memorable quotes.

How did it help her and who got the boot at the end of the night? Did Chris Bukowski survive? Find out in THG's Bachelor Pad recap!

  • Blakeley Shea Picture
  • Chris Bukowski Picture

After his botched plan to give Blakeley the boot, Chris and Sarah are cuddling and calling it "their last week in the house." Self-awareness at least. Plus 9.

Blakeley sticking around also meant that Chris' lies and women-juggling - Jamie Otis and then Sarah Newlon - became public knowledge. Ouch. Minus 11.

Blakeley's new partner, Tony Pieper, says she's the "hottest girl in the house by far." Disagree, but Plus 10 for being genuinely into her unlike Chris.

Aided by her Hooters training, Blakeley OWNED the teacup carrying race and won immunity, then coached Tony to the same. Suck it Chris! Plus 10.

"Thank you, Hooters!" exclaimed Blakeley. Indeed. In. Deed. Plus 10.

"She's been a Hooters girl for 25 years. Of course she would win," Chris scoffed, even though this would mean she worked at Hooters at age 9. Minus 13.

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Chris Bukowski's transformation into a ruthless player - in more ways than one - has been the biggest storyline of the current season of Bachelor Pad.

Based on what we saw of him on The Bachelorette, no one could've seen this degree of blatant women-juggling, lying and general arrogance coming.

How does he respond to critics of this new persona? In an interview with People, he says it's all part of the game that is Bachelor Pad. Excerpts below:

Chris Bukowski on Bachelor Pad

On his new approach: "On Emily Maynard's [Bachelorette] season, I was in it for love, was close to finding it, it didn't work out and I was heartbroken."

"A little of the way I acted on Bachelor Pad was because I was hurt by that. There was only one thing on my mind – the money. In real life, I'm not a mean guy."

"But, I was presented the opportunity to win a lot of money so I'm going to do what it takes. You've got to lie and play the game. You can't be nice to everybody."

On getting pissed at Kalon and Ed for saving Blakeley: "You try to brush it off but it's tough because they're the only people you're seeing all day."

"I was angry [because] they're friends and you don't expect to be lied to by your real friends. I confront [Ed Swiderski] about it in the next episode."

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This week on Bachelor Pad ... Chris Bukowski cemented his status as the top player.

How that happened is somewhat baffling, since we're talking about Chris Bukowski.

Chris may be a cool dude to hang out with, and reasonably good looking, but how Emily Maynard's fourth-place finisher became this Bachelor Pad sex god worshiped by at least three women on the show is beyond comprehension.

We break down his latest escapades and everything else in THG's +/- recap!

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Chris Harrison starts off the Game Show competition by asking some Bachelor-related questions. Minus 10 for the fact that for us it's the easiest quiz ever.

Then things get interesting as he reveals the inappropriate responses from questionnaires filled out the previous day. Plus 15 for incredible awkwardness.

Ed Swiderski and Jaclyn, the girl we don't even remember from her original run but who's been hooking up with Ed, win the trivia contest. Yay? Plus 5.

Jaclyn picks Ed to go on her romantic date. She is totally into Ed, which is convenient as Ed is also totally into Ed. Good times at Dodger Stadium. Plus 5.

At the Pad, Jamie does her best to set women back three decades as she throws himself at Chris, who's 1) not really interested and 2) a douche. Minus 70.

She describes Bukowski more than once as "hot" and "wonderful" ... even if you have no clue what a dick he's being behind your back ... huh?! Minus 30.

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This week on Bachelor Pad ... a lot of foreheads were slapped at home.

Our recap could end there and be more than sufficient, but ABC's guilty pleasure, which premiered after Emily Maynard picked Jef Holm on The Bachelorette finale in late July, always seems to suck you back in.

Who got the boot and who got some tail? Find out in THG's recap!

Reid Rosenthal Shirtless

A relay race, full of obstacles involving ice cream, hot fudge, whipped cream and nuts was the week's challenge ... Plus 5 for watching Ed Swiderski not even finish it, and Plus 25 more for Chris Harrison saying "nut sack."

Superfan David and Rachel come away with the win! Plus 10.

Dave chose to spend his date with Blakeley Shea, Erica Rose and Jamie at the prom, making this officially the least stable prom in history. Plus 20.

Blakeley and Jamie trying to be civil? Minus 15 for not even being remotely convincing. Minus 5 more for Erica Rose's mere presence this season.

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This week on Bachelor Pad ... a lot of inane things happened.

Our recap could end there and be sufficient, but ABC's guilty pleasure, which premiered in all its glory last week after Emily Maynard picked Jef Holm on The Bachelorette, did offer some memorable moments Monday night.

Who got the boot and who got some tail? Find out below!

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Twins Brittany and Erica T., some of the "fans" cast this season, were at each other's throats from the onset, and not in a creepy/hot way. Minus 12.

"You're not a slut, OK? I would never have said that if I was sober," one of the twins offered as an olive branch in the night's best quote. Plus 12.

This week's challenge was to learn and perform a gymnastics routine in front of a panel of judges, in honor of the London Olympics. Ugh. Minus 9.

Judges Ashley Herbert, J.P. Rosenbaum and Olympic gymnast Tasha Schwikert were assigned to score this nonsense. Plus 3 for the Ash sighting.

The ladies group gets a collective Minus 40. Aren't women supposed to be the gender that can dance? Apparently not this collection of them.

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Chris Bukowski was sent packing by Emily Maynard on The Bachelorette last night, leaving Arie Luyendyk, Jr., Jef Holm and Sean Lowe to vie for her heart.

The Bachelorette spoilers we posted earlier today reveal who (allegedly) wins if you're curious. In any case, Chris will be moving on ... to Bachelor Pad!

Bukowski, a 25-year-old Chicagoan, decided to join Bachelor Pad 3 and the quest for $250,000/15 more minutes of fame after Emily rejected him.

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Of that decision, Emily Maynard recently wrote in a blog for People:

"I had a hard time sending him home, but wanted to stay true to the promise I made to his sister that I wouldn't keep him away from his family if I didn't see him at the end."

Chris will be joining 19 other Bachelor and Bachelorette veterans – as well as five "super fans" of the franchise – on the Monday, July 23 premiere.

A month after revealing the majority of the Bachelor Pad 3 cast, ABC finally announced the name of the summer show's final contestant in Bukowski.

Kalon McMahon and Tony Pieper from this season are also in.

The Bachelorette season finale and first-ever live After the Final Rose show air on a special night: Sunday, July 22, starting at 8 p.m.

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Emily Maynard is clearly still bitter at Kalon McMahon, who she kicked off The Bachelorette this week. Knowing he's in the Bachelor Pad 3 cast, she won't watch it.

McMahon, 27, will compete against previous Bachelor and Bachelorette stars like Erica Rose, Lindzi Cox, Ed Swiderski and Season 2 winner Michael Stagliano.

Maynard won't be tuning in to watch them battle each other and fans for the $250,000 prize, she announced via Twitter Thursday. Her reasoning for that?

"The fact Kalon will ever be on any TV [show] again makes me want to stab my eyeballs out with dull pencils," the single mom explained. "Too much?"

  • Emily Maynard, The Bachelorette Photo
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Maynard sent Kalon packing Monday after Doug Clerget informed her that he had been badmouthing her and worse, her daughter Ricki, as "baggage."

"I want to go out there and rip his limbs off and beat him with them," Maynard seethed, adding, "I just wanna go West Virginia, hood rat, backwoods on his ass."

And so she did. It was awesome.

Eight guys remain in the hunt this season, which concludes July 16. The Bachelorette spoilers (and ABC's previews) strongly hint at who her final three are.

Is Emily Maynard engaged? Reports this week suggest so, but at this point, it's not confirmed. All we know is that there are three clear frontrunners now.

Who should she choose? Vote below!


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ABC has released the shameless cast of Bachelor Pad 3, its summer spinoff/guilty pleasure recycling factory of Bachelor and Bachelorette rejects. Yeah BABY!

A few contestants are no-brainers, others are boring, others somewhere in between ... and there's a handful of “super fans” thrown in as well.

Yes. Fans of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette have now been added to the Big Brother-esque mix, where the contestants vie for $250,000.

One spot has yet to be claimed by a guy on the current season (The Bachelorette spoilers should offer some ideas) but other than that, it's set.

  • Kalon McMahon Photo
  • The Bachelorette: Ed
  • Reid Rosenthal Photo

Your male Bachelor Pad 3 cast members are ...

  • Kalon McMahon! Told to get the f*%k out of The Bachelorette this week!
  • Reid Rosenthal! Memorable finalist on Jillian Harris' season.
  • Ed Swiderski! Winner of Jillian's season! They broke up.
  • Michael Stagliano! Co-winner of Bachelor Pad Season 2!
  • Ryan Hoag. From DeAnna Pappas' season years ago.
  • Nick Peterson. Wooed Ashley Hebert last season.
  • Tony Pieper. Early Emily Maynard reject.
  • David Mallet. Super fan.
  • Chris Bain. Fan.
  • TBA.

Your female Bachelor Pad 3 cast members are ...

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Holly Durst and Blake Julian shocked the cast of ABC's Bachelor Pad by getting together - and engaged - last season. But there love was undeniably real.

On Saturday, the Bachelor and Bachelorette cast members got married!

Durst and Julian tied the knot in front of 115 guests, including former reality TV co-stars Erica Rose, Ella Nolan, Justin "Rated R" Rego and West Lee.

We're guessing Michael Stagliano, who was actively trying to win Holly back on the show when she got engaged to Blake, was probably not on hand.

The newlyweds wore this to mark the occasion:

  • Holly Durst on Bachelor Pad
  • Blake Julian Pic

Just kidding. These are promotional pics from Bachelor Pad 2.

"I couldn't be happier," Durst said. "Blake is my best friend and now my husband. I have a beautiful future ahead of me ... I love him with all my heart!"

The Ohio-bred children's author said "I do" to Blake at The Cliffs country club in South Carolina, walking down the aisle in an Alfred Angelo wedding gown.

"I'm really excited and really happy about the rest of my life," the newlywed said prior to the big day. "I can't wait for that to begin. I'm not nervous at all."

Congratulations to the couple and good luck!

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ABC confirmed last night during The Bachelor finale that the network will order a third season of the reality show's summer spinoff, Bachelor Pad. Sweet.

The Pad, a Big Brother-like battle of the sexes in an L.A. mansion populated by former Bachelor and Bachelorette contestants, will return in mid-summer.

And there will be twist: Some lucky random schmoe fan can apply to join the show and compete against the castoffs vying for a 16th minute of fame! Yesss!

Bachelor Pad 2 Cast

Season 1, won by Natalie Getz and Dave Good, was a bit of a mess as ABC struggled to wing the format on the fly, but it attracted a decent following.

Season 2, won by Michael Stagliano and Holly Durst, who got engaged to Blake Julian right after the season, averaged a strong 7.10 million viewers.

Other memorable castoffs on the Pad include Jake Pavelka (obvi), Gia Allemand, Kasey Kahl, Vienna Girardi, Michelle Money, Kiptyn Locke and Wes Hayden.

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