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The Bachelorette Emily Maynard star may be on her way to a happy ever after, but at the cost of her daughter ... according to a ridiculous new tabloid report.

Alleged insiders reveal her bitter fight with the parents of her late fiance (and daughter Ricki’s father) Ricky Hendrick. Which we've all heard about by now.

“They were beside themselves when they found out she wanted to put little Ricki on TV,” an insider tells In Touch of the couple and their views on Emily.

“They think it’s outrageous to put [Ricki] in the middle of a media circus.”

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While a friend of Emily’s says reports of a rift are untrue, other sources close to the reality star say The Bachelorette has “really strained their relationship.”

Sources say Rick and Linda Hendrick tried to accept Emily’s choice to compete for Brad Womack’s affections on The Bachelor, but were opposed to this.

Maybe so, but the bottom line is that there is no either/or situation of "choosing fame over her daughter" and that Emily is hardly an absentee mom.

Ricki has been seen on every episode this season but one, yet has yet to meet any of the guys; Ricky's parents and Emily's parents both care for her.

If she wants to try the ABC reality franchise a second time in search of true love - see The Bachelorette spoilers for clues on how that goes - so what?

Obviously she's a devoted and loving mom ... give Emily Maynard a break.

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Arie Luyendyk Jr. is The Bachelorette's most talked-about guy this season.

The Scottsdale, Ariz., race car driver with the sexy, yet approachable demeanor, sense of humor and emotional openness has been a frontrunner from the start.

It's no surprise that he's rumored to be among Emily Maynard's final three, but did he accidentally reveal who wins this season - himself - on a conference call?

Asked about whether he'd be interested in being The Bachelor if it doesn't work out with Emily, he said, "Well, you know my fiancée might not approve of that."

Arie Luyendyk and Emily Maynard

He then backtracked: "No, I’m joking. I mean, I... No, you know, basically it’s hilarious because I know that’s a hot topic right now but who knows what happens."

"If I am engaged to Emily," he clarified, "then I don’t think it would be possible for me to become the next Bachelor." Well, yeah. But did he just let it out of the bag?

He may well, have but he also offered praise for his competitors, as well.

"There’s a lot of really good guys," Arie said. "It's not that anyone’s better than the next guy. It’s the relationship. I don’t have that feeling to where you know Chris, Sean, Jef couldn’t make for a good father or a good husband."

"The guys that are there now are all very good individuals."

So, basically, Chris Bukowski, Sean Lowe and Jef Holm are sitting pretty along with Arie Luyendyk, Jr. It looks like a scandal is on the horizon for Arie, however.

His shady past, specifically his relationship with Cassie Lambert, a producer on the show, comes to light on next week's episode, and Emily is not happy.

What do you think? Who should Emily pick?

 

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The Arie Luyendyk scandal involving his past relationship with The Bachelorette producer Cassie Lambert was real, Chris Harrison says, but also isn't THAT big a thing.

Chris, the show's venerable host slash pimp, admits that Arie will become a lightning rod for conflict on next week's episode and that Lambert is the reason why.

At the same time, Harrison promises a full explanation about the whole situation when it comes up in the episode. The entire week, he says, was "very intense."

Emily Maynard and Arie Luyendyk

"Emily does find out about the relationship Arie had with our producer and we deal with that. It’s very straightforward, we show clips and raw footage," he adds.

"We just show viewers what we have and the conversation that took place. It was just a decision of whether we sweep it under the rug and act like it didn’t happen?"

"We want to show people that yes there was something there, but it wasn’t the biggest calamity in the history of the show,” Harrison told TV Guide this week.

Indeed, if you've read The Bachelorette spoilers this season, you know it's very unlikely that this is the end of Arie's run on the show. We'll leave it at that.

Of the celebrity gossip stories going around, Chris says "next week we will deal with this ... you will get the complete story, and more importantly, the truth!"

Here's ABC's promo of the episode, which teases the confrontation:

Our prediction is that as upset as she may be initially, Emily will be angry that they did not disclose the relationship sooner ... and that's pretty much it.

The two dated years ago, and not for a very long time; it's obvious he's into Emily at this point, and maybe Cassie simply wanted her to form her own opinion.

In any case, tell us how you think it'll go down on Monday!

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Arie Luyendyk, Jr.'s much-discussed relationship with a producer on The Bachelorette will apparently be discussed on next week's episode of the hit show.

This has been well-documented throughout the season, but until now, it was unclear if Emily knew at all, let alone found out in the middle of the season.

Numerous reports about Arie Luyendyk, Jr. and Cassie Lambert have circulated, though his friends have defended him and downplayed the relationship.

What really happened and how will Emily Maynard react?

The surprising preview for next week (above) certainly makes it look like she's not happy, though the producers may be more to blame than Arie here.

According to Reality Steve, when Emily found out, she realized the show's brain trust knew about Cassie and Arie the whole time and kept it from her.

"Arie was told to never bring up the Cassie relationship to Emily and that it was already taken care of," according to Steve, "yet, it wasn’t taken care of."

However Emily does find out about Arie and Cassie having a relationship, it remains to be seen whether it will torpedo the race car driver's chances.

The Bachelorette spoilers we've posted throughout the season offer some hints in that regard. What do you think? Should she kick him off the show?

If she does, she'll be parting ways with one of the favorites. Check out this clip of Arie and Emily on last night's episode, getting cozy in Croatia ...

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Following the London fireworks that saw Kalon McMahon booted off the show a week ago, The Bachelorette and her eight remaining men hit Croatia tonight.

Which log-throwing, kilt-wearing competitor dominated the manly competition? Who won over Emily with persistence in the face of defeat and earned a rose?

Elsewhere, who surprisingly got the chop on tonight's one-on-one date(s), and what surprising bombshell was dropped in the previews for next week?

Follow this link for a rundown of The Bachelorette spoilers we know so far, including the (alleged) final three. Then read on for THG's official +/- recap!

Photo of Emily Maynard on The Bachelorette

Emily's having a good hair day. Plus 9.

No Ricki this week? :'-( Minus 18.

Annnnd the first one-on-one date goes to ... Travis the Egg Guy. A little anticlimactic for fans of Sean Lowe. Or Jef Holm. Or Arie Luyendyk, Jr. Minus 7.

Put Dubrovnik, Croatia on your travel bucket list BTW. Plus 14.

#BalancingStoneFail. Minus 4.

"This is a 10 on a scale of 8," he calls their date. Who says that? First of all, scale of eight? Second of all, why not an 11 or 12 out of eight then? Minus 2.

Emily is looking for a guy with a bit of an edge ... according to Ryan, who's apparently wearing a Lulu Lemon yoga halter-top wife-beater thing. Minus 30.

Travis' dinner seems to be going pretty well at least. Plus 6.

Ryan scores the next one-on-one date. His heart is beating out of his women's tank top, man. Prepare for the douchepocalypse, America. Plus 10.

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In a surprising turn of events, Kalon McMahon was told to get the f*%k out last week on The Bachelorette after getting on Emily Maynard's bad side.

Em was universally lauded for the move, as she proved she has a spine beneath the sweet, soft-spoken, good-girl facade. But the emotional impact lingers.

On tonight's episode, which takes place in Dubrovnik, Croatia, she starts to have doubts about the move - and who else might be pulling a Kalon.

Emily Maynard Bachelorette Photo

"I'm sorry," the single mom, 26, will tell the guys to open her Monday night rose ceremony. "I stand here and start to second guess my decisions."

With rose in hand, Maynard looks thoughtfully at her remaining suitors, but something is mysteriously off, and all of a sudden the beauty walks out.

"There's a part of me that just doesn't trust them. What else am I missing?" she wonders to Chris Harrison. "Who else in there isn't all about me?"

Though it's unclear exactly what left Emily Maynard uneasy, it's clear she doesn't take kindly to guys, like Kalon McMahon, with ulterior motives.

"I want to go out there and rip his limbs off and beat him with them," Maynard fumed, justifiably, after Kalon referred to her little girl as "baggage."

Who else will get the boot? Who will make her final three? And is Emily Maynard engaged? The eighth season of The Bachelorette continues tonight!

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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?"

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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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Emily Maynard got a boob job before going on The Bachelor, according to a new report that's probably not even true and wouldn't be that scandalous even if it were.

Us Weekly claims that the 26-year-old single mom underwent plastic surgery - breast impants, veneers and a nose job - before taking part in Brad Womack's season.

All in hopes of "landing a hot husband," allegedly. Umm ... really Us?

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Emily in May 2012 and in her 2004 high school yearbook photo.

The magazine claims Emily opted for drastic cosmetic enhancements because of long held aesthetic insecurities stemming from developing Bell's palsy as a teen.

The nerve disorder left "the right side of her face paralyzed for a few months," continued the insider. "She was tormented and bullied in school."

Argues another Emily Maynard insider: "She is painted in this Mother Teresa light. She is a nice girl, but she isn't as good as she is made out to be."

Because she allegedly had her nose and chest done?

While Emily clearly wears a lot of makeup, and many viewers have made Botox jokes, does she really look like she got plastic surgery? Does it matter?

It certainly hasn't kept the men from swooning over her. For hints as to who makes her final three this season, follow the link for The Bachelorette spoilers!

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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.

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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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A friend of Arie Luyendyk, Jr., is speaking out to defend the reality star against allegations that he is on The Bachelorette for the wrong reasons.

The dashing Indy Car driver has been wooing Emily Maynard with his looks, sense of humor, openness and good-natured demeanor ... but is it all a farce?

Recent reports have suggested he may not be as sincere as he seems, and have cited his relationship with Cassie Lambert, one of the producers.

Well, his friend Kristina Owen tells Wetpaint that Arie is there for the right reasons, and did not get the boot from Emily as Us Weekly claimed.

Emily Maynard, Arie Luyendyk, Jr.

The Bachelorette spoilers have Arie as one of the top contenders, but Us claimed Emily “cut [Arie] on the spot” when she found out about Cassie.

Not the case, says Kristina.

"People assume it was this really intense, long-term relationship – but that’s not the case," she says, adding that it's "blown way out of proportion."

Owen says that while Arie Luyendyk, Jr., does know Lambert, she's merely an old acquaintance, and hasn't been "begging him" to be on the show.

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