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The Bachelorette star Emily Maynard's #1 priority is her 6-year-old daughter, Ricki. Kalon McMahon, a.k.a. the "villain" that ABC really wants you to hate (and a bunch of the guys probably do) this season, apparently feels otherwise.

On tonight's episode, he makes his feelings about fatherhood known.

"I always had believed that my first child would be one of my own, so obviously embracing you and Ricki as a part of my life ... it's not the way I wrote it up in my journal as a kid," he boldly admits to the Charlotte, N.C. single mom.

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Taken aback, Maynard asks the helicopter-riding douche to think of his own mother, who raised him as a single parent, but Kalon immediately cuts her off.

"I love it when you talk, but I wish you'd let me finish," he snaps.

That comment will put Maynard even more on edge. "I love tall, skinny and funny, but I don't love tall, skinny and condescending!" she snaps at him.

Ouch. Another hopeful, Alessandro, reportedly tells her something similar tonight: "I don't have a lot of experience with kids. You've got to teach me."

Not surprisingly, this doesn't go over well with Em:

"You see that as a compromise, not an honor? My daughter isn't a compromise ... anybody I spend the rest of my life with is going to see that as the biggest bonus ever."

Bam. Will either or both of these guys get roses tonight? Who will make it to the end this season? Follow this link for The Bachelorette spoilers we know so far.

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Joe Gendreau's time to impress Emily Maynard expired this week.

Reflecting on the non-love connection that earned him a rare one-on-one date boot on The Bachelorette Monday, he said it just didn't work out.

Nothing scandalous or incendiary about it. Just didn't click.

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"I tried to keep the rose out of mind. I didn't want to look at it as a challenge and be like, 'I really want that rose,'" Gendreau said. "I wanted to see how my time was with her and entertain the idea of being able to hit it off with her."

"I thought it was going well, but ultimately didn't work out. We really didn't hit it off with each other. We are in different places in our lives."

"I'm a single, free-spirited individual. Emily, she is looking for someone more settled and committed to family and work."

To that effect, Joe's "five-year-plan" seemed to be his undoing.

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Emily Maynard is usually one to take the high road.

The 26-year-old single mom appeared on Access Hollywood Wednesday, where she was asked, not surprisingly, about Brad Womack's recent diss of her.

Brad remarked, allegedly, that he "dodged a bullet" when their engagement ended. We'd argue that she did, but either way, that's a harsh comment.

"I haven't heard from him since filming started ... but I don't know," Emily Maynard told host Billy Bush. "At first, my feelings were really hurt."

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"We left everything very civil and I've never said a bad work about him. But knowing Brad, he didn't mean it that way. That's what I'm going to say."

Earlier this month, Texas bar owner Womack aid he had "zero interest" in watching his ex-fiancee court 25 suitors on ABC's The Bachelorette.

"All I'll say is she is a helluva woman and I hope it works out," Brad said.

Will it? Not for Randy Lee Woyak, Lerone Anu, Jean-Paul LaCount, David Hornyk, Brent Richter, Joe Gendreau, Kyle Dillon, Aaron Martell or Jackson Longnecker.

Em has already sent home nine of 25 men after two episodes. For a look at a few (we think) will make it to the end, read our Bachelorette spoilers page!

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The Bachelorette is back in full swing, and with it, all the scripted drama, misleading promos and man tears we've come to expect over the years.

It doesn't get any better than this ... for us. Emily might beg to differ.

After a season premiere that featured memorable first impressions - some good, some not so good - the remaining men took another shot tonight.

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 +/- Bachelorette recap!

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In case we weren't aware or forgot, this is being filmed in Charlotte so Emily can be near her daughter. The news and locals hope this will remind people that Charlotte exists. 

Mr. Hostman (ha, get it? Hostman? Postman? Should I minus 5 myself for that?) Chris has letters for some guys to let them know they'll be going on dates with Emily.

Some of the other guys will have to stay behind. Hostman reminds them that if they get alone time with Emily, they have to take advantage of it. 

Kalon says he's upset to see the other guys, particularly Ryan, get to spend time with Emily, the girl he wants to be with. Minus 5. Jealousy's not flattering on anyone. And your jealousy is faked for the camera, Kalon, so that makes it even more unflattering.

Kalon does, however, speak the truth when he says this is like the frat house from Hell. To show us just how frat house this is, we're treated to gratuitous shirtless guys! Plus 10!

Emily takes Ryan on the first date. Instead of something romantic or daredevil-ish, Emily's idea of a date is to rake Ryan home with her. So that he can bring in the groceries. Plus 5. This is manpower at its finest, Emily! 

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The Bachelorette star Emily Maynard was apparently just dissed by her former fiance, Brad Womack, in a recent interview he gave. What did the guy say?

Asked about the 26-year-old single mother by his hometown ABC station, Brad allegedly said: “I think I dodged a bullet with that relationship.”

Yeah. If that's true, really not cool Brad.

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Good thing Emily Maynard has a whole new group of guys to choose from on the new season of The Bachelorette, since Brad clearly wasn't The One.

Who will she choose now that she's the one doling out the roses for the ABC reality franchise, which airs tonight? That's yet to be determined.

The Bachelorette spoilers we've read and posted so far hint at some of the serious contenders, however, so check out that page if you're curious!

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Emily Maynard wouldn't reveal if she gets engaged on The Bachelorette this season, though she says she "was happy before the show, but really happy now."

She also says the road to the final rose was secondary to protecting her little girl. On a conference call with reporters, she described how that influenced things:

"If I was a single 26-year-old without a daughter, I'd be doing the same things the other Bachelorettes did. But Ricki is always at the forefront of my mind."

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"I wouldn't get in a hot tub on a first date in my everyday life so I sure as hell am not going to do it on [TV]. I like to keep Ricki sheltered to a point."

"She's not at an age where she can even begin to understand the reason for the cameras. I told her it was for a very elaborate home video that she could watch way down the road. ... Ricki's life was not really affected at all."

"She was very protected throughout the entire process. She didn't see the guys. I got to spend a lot of time with her, take her to school and do all my mom stuff."

As for how Emily Maynard finally came around to doing the show?

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Emily Maynard is happy to be The Bachelorette, and even happier that the producers didn't pull any major stunts with the casting. That we know of. Yet.

The Bachelorette spoilers for this season are still trickling in, so who knows what surprises await the beautiful single mom from Charlotte, North Carolina.

The season premiere last night was relatively drama-free and went off without a hitch, with the exception of a helicopter that had her fearing the worst.

That being the return of Brad Womack ... or Bentley Williams.

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Fortunately for Emily Maynard, the producers weren't cruel enough to subject her to her ex-fiancee, or that jackass from Ashley's season, as a stunt.

Instead, she met 25 great guys, many of whom went all out to impress her. Who made the best first impressions with the former Bachelor winner?

Some excerpts from Emily's blog about the opener below:

"First of all, I can't even begin to say how grateful and blessed I feel to be The Bachelorette. It's still hard for me to wrap my head around the idea."

"It was a big decision to come back. I was in love with Brad and what we had was very real and true, but when things didn't work out with him, I was reminded that sometimes when people grow they grow apart."

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It's that time of year again.

The Bachelorette is back on ABC, with Emily Maynard, who captured our hearts last year on The Bachelor, ready to fall in love again - and call the shots this time.

For all the scripted drama, obvious cue cards, misleading promos and contrived nonsense, the show always sucks ... us back in. It's like a disease, only awesome.

Will the North Carolina mom find her prince charming at long last? Will there be tears along the way? Will someone be cast as the summer's "villain"?

Possibly, probably, and definitely. And we can't wait.

Follow this link for a breakdown of the guys and The Bachelorette spoilers we know so far. Then read on for THG's +/- Bachelorette season premiere recap!

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Cute daughter Ricki, nice house in the 'burbs, a packed SUV, and a pimp spot in the carpool rotation. What more could this doe-eyed darling want, right? Oh, yeah. A husband to share it all with. Because that's the only thing she's missing. Minus 5 for being THAT girl.

This season will be different because, as we're reminded, Emily has a daughter. Whichever bachelor she chooses will have to not only be her husband but also her daughter's father. Let's help her make her pick, y'all.

Before Emily meets the men, we're treated to some Mommy-Daughter bonding. They're really sweet together. Really. Plus 10.

Emily says she was scared to do this because she's been in love twice and lost it twice. She "really, genuinely" thought that she'd found love with Brad. On a TV show. And I "really, genuinely" thought the moon was made of cheese. Minus 10.

I do have to give the girl props, though. Chris asked her about her late fiance' Ricky, father of her daughter, and she said she really didn't want to talk about that anymore. She's moved on from that. I think that's healthy. Plus 10.

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Emily Maynard is back, and the single mom is not messing around.

When twenty-five men vie for your heart, there will invariably be some bad apples. Still, referring to a six-year-old girl as "baggage"? Not cool, guy.

In a newly-released preview of the new season, beginning tonight, we see Emily go on romantic dates, fall in love ... and quickly become incredulous.

That's because at some point this season, the "here for the wrong reasons" slash "talking smack behind her back" villain (apparently Kalon) emerges.

Watch what happens in ABC's three-minute sneak preview below:

There have been indications, from The Bachelorette spoilers released so far, that the final three consist of ... well, follow the link if you're curious.

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Chris Lambton and Peyton Wright went looking for love on The Bachelorette and The Bachelor, respectively, only to find it years later with each other.

The couple got married Saturday!

Peyton and Chris, who got engaged last year, tied the knot at Wild Dunes Resort in Charleston, S.C. The bride wore a gown by Melissa Sweet.

Chris Lambton and Peyton Wright

Their I-dos provide a happy ending for a courtship that started when a mutual Bachelor friend introduced the pair, who came up short on reality TV.

Not that the show didn't provide them other opportunities - in love and work.

The landscaper from Massachusetts and his Dallas-born bride will star in Going Yard, premiering May 12 on HGTV. Chris Lambton and Peyton Wright be traveling the U.S. designing and decorating outdoor living spaces.

Among Lambton's fellow Bachelorette alums invited to the nuptials were Craig Robinson, Tyler Vermette and even Roberto Martinez, whom Ali Fedotowsky got engaged to on the finale of her season, spurning Chris.

Let bygones be bygones, right? Congratulations, Chris and Peyton!

NOTE: For the scoop on the new season, starring Emily Maynard, check out our page compiling the The Bachelorette spoilers, news and more.

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