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Regarding the August 2 conclusion of this season of The Bachelorette, Ali Fedotowsky said in a recent interview that she is happy and confident in her decision.

What that decision is has become the topic of much debate (and The Bachelorette spoilers), but events in this week's penultimate episode sure made it easier.

Despite whining all season about not getting enough time with Ali, who he's falling for so bad, one of the guys reveals a secret in the shocking preview below:

He's been pining for his ex-girlfriend as well.

Still in his hometown of Chicago before embarking on the epic journey to Tahiti, Frank Neuschaefer meets with ex, reveals his feelings and lays it on the line.

Looks like Nicole Caruso 1, Ali Fedotowsky 0 ...

Who should Ali choose on The Bachelorette? Vote in THG's poll below ... which Frank is getting slaughtered in for reasons we can't imagine:

 

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According to Us Weekly, The Bachelorette star Ali Fedotowsky ends up engaged on the show's August 2 finale, and is now planning an early 2011 wedding.

According to The Bachelorette spoilers we've read? Not the case.

There are conflicting reports, clearly, regarding what the blonde cutie will do when the field stands at just two and that final rose is ready to be doled out.

Some, including the aforementioned tabloid, cite anonymous sources and vague quotes to "prove" she's engaged. Other sources claim she's quite single.

What does Ali herself have to say about it right now? "I'm just confident in the decisions I made," Fedotowsky told ET Thursday at an event in Hollywood.

Hmm ...

On this past Monday's episode, she booted Kirk DeWindt and narrowed her choices to this trio: Roberto Martinez, Chris Lambton, and Frank Neuschaefer.

As for which two make it to the season finale?

"Both guys have so much integrity," Ali Fedotowsky said. "They are stand-up, honorable and have a lot of respect for others. I just think they are men."

In other words, Frank is toast. Two-timing jerk.

She added, "They're the type of guys that any mother or father dream that their daughter would find. I think that's what makes them really great guys!"

Wow, spoiler alert! A little warning next time?

The reality star is looking forward to the finale being over. "I'm sort of in limbo right now.... I'm really looking forward to everything sort of wrapping up!"

Who should Ali choose on The Bachelorette?

 

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Ali Fedotowsky has already been betrayed on The Bachelorette this season. Fortunately, Rated R (Justin Rego) and his cheating ways were exposed relatively early.

Unfortunately, she won't be so lucky with Frank Neuschaefer, one of her final three ... or the producers of the ABC reality series, who set her up for heartbreak.

That's according to In Touch Weekly, yes. But there's something to it.

By now, whether you read The Bachelorette spoilers or not, you've likely seen previews for next week and know that Frank is about to drop a bomb on our girl.

That bomb is his ex-girlfriend, Nicole Caruso, with whom he's reunited after blatantly ditching Ali despite wooing her all these weeks ... it's simply heartbreaking.

Even more so? That the producers were in on it.

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Monday on The Bachelorette, Frank Neuschaefer will break Ali's heart/

According to reports, Frank didn't exactly pull a Justin and use Ali Fedotowsky for publicity. He really liked her, but genuinely loved Nicole and wanted to reconcile.

“Frank didn’t think they would fall in love,” a source tells In Touch. “He followed his heart and did what was best for him - and ultimately what’s best for Ali, too.”

He considered Ali his girlfriend, says a source, and when producers refused to let him break up with Ali properly, they set the star up for even more heartbreak.

“They betrayed her,” says the source.

How? That remains to be seen. But months after that fateful night in Tahiti, Frank and Nicole were seen on a romantic date in Chicago. Follow the jump to see:

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Three great guys remain after last night's hometown dates, and The Bachelorette star Ali Fedotowsky faces tougher and tougher decisions every week.

But former star DeAnna Pappas is totally on Team Roberto.

"They have so much chemistry," she says of Ali and Roberto Martinez, whose time in his native Tampa, Fla., featured a (literal) trip around the bases.

"You can tell she really likes him," DeAnna says. "When she gave him a hug and straddled him... He's good looking and seems like the total package."

"His family was wonderful and [Ali] seemed comfortable."

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Will the season end with an Ali Fedotowsky-Roberto Martinez engagement?

"Ali is still a little standoffish with everyone," DeAnna Pappas adds, noting that the star seems nervous. "But for Roberto, I think, she's coming around. They're holding hands more, she's cuddling more, and the kisses seem more natural."

She also had high marks for Ali's Cape Cod visit with Chris Lambton: "They had a nice little makeout session at the end. He climbs higher and higher in my book. I think the chemistry is growing, but at first it was hard to tell."

"At least on Chris' part ... I think he's a great candidate for The Bachelor."

No arguments here.

"As much as I like Chris L., I don't think she chooses him in the end," Pappas adds. "I think Chris is the safer choice, but she's infatuated with Roberto."

As for the third man left standing, Frank Neuschaefer, DeAnna says run for it! "Frank is leading her on," Pappas says. Where would she get that idea?

Who should Ali choose on The Bachelorette?

 

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After last week, The Bachelorette had its work cut out for it.

Not only were the stakes high for Ali with hometown dates looming, but the Jake Pavelka and Vienna Girardi clash made for riveting, must-see train wreck TV.

The hometown dates themselves last night? They all went well. Like, really well. She picked some good guys (mostly). Awesome for Ali, a little boring for us.

Still, there was plenty to like about the episode, and plenty of hometown drama for us to go over here in THG's patented plus-minus rundown of events ...

Roberto Martinez. Baseball uniform. Shameless, ABC. Plus 7.

Minus 3 for the wasted potential of baseball/dating puns (second base? eh?), but Plus 5 for Ali toeing the line between girly and sporty perfectly. So cute.

Beautiful Ali F.

Who will win the heart of The Bachelorette, Ali Fedotowsky?

The Bachelorette star? So what. Roberto Sr. wants to make sure Ali is good enough for his son. Plus 4 for him taking it to her, and for her handling it well.

If Roberto is the favorite, Chris Lambton is a close second. Ali Fedotowsky does seem to be a perfect fit in Chris' Cape Cod home. Bay State 4 life!! Plus 6.

Minus 5 for the slight overkill regarding Chris' mom. Yes, it's a big part of who he is, and he's very sincere. It's the producers who overdo this narrative.

How much do you want to swap your own family for Chris'? Plus 8.

The Lambtons are so, so genuine ... which ABC exploits with the bit about the mom "up there helping orchestrate all this"? It's The Bachelorette!! Minus 7.

Kirk DeWindt's date is the most awkward, as it involves two eccentric families and one taxidermist. But Plus 3, because everyone's really nice. It is Wisconsin.

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At elimination time, you knew it was coming down to Kirk or Frank.

The women in Kirk's life are salt-of-the-earth folks who clearly love Ali. The only problem is Kirk himself. Nice as he is, there's just something missing. Minus 2.

"Sometimes love is a complicated thing." - Frank Neuschaefer. Deep. How can this man not be a writer when contemplative musings like this flow so easily? Plus 5.

Frank really needs a new look. Not only are his glasses too small for his face, is that a cardigan over a wife-beater? He's like Mr. Rogers meets The Situation. Minus 7.

On a similar note, the fancy dresses don't work on Ali Fedotowsky. She can totally pull off anything, but more baseball jerseys, fewer pink flowery gowns! Minus 4.

Plus 6 for the grainy, dream-like flashback footage during host-pimp Chris Harrison's fireside chat with Ali ... makes Roberto and Chris look even more dreamy, no?

Again, Frank. Is that a tux and a sweatshirt at the rose ceremony? Minus 3.

If The Bachelorette spoilers are to be believed, we know who's in the final two. If the promos for next week are to be believed, Ali may be paying a second visit to Kirk's father's basement ... to stuff Frank's corpse in that freezer. Plus 8.

TOTAL: +13. SEASON: +143.

Roses: Roberto, Chris, Frank. Out: Kirk.

Who should Ali Fedotowsky choose?

 

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In The Bachelorette preview below, Ali Fedotowsky travels to meet the families of Kirk DeWindt, Chris Lambton, Roberto Martinez and Frank Neuschaefer.

The results of this coming Monday's hometown dates? Mixed.

"Whoa!" she says, covering her mouth as Kirk's dad leads her down to the basement. "This is my taxidermy work," he boasts. "I bring animals back to life!"

Visiting Chris L. on Cape Cod could be awkward in a different way. "I haven't been able to bring anyone back since my mom passed away," the hunk admits.

As for Frank, he's the nervous one on their Chicago date. "This is a very stressful ordeal. There is a lot at stake, so I want my family's opinion," he says.

See The Bachelorette spoilers for much more on who she supposedly picks, but based on this clip, Roberto Martinez looks like a frontrunner. Take a look ...

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Only four men remain on The Bachelorette now. Maybe you noticed.

Last night's episode of the reality TV saga was dominated by a Jake and Vienna interview for the ages, making everything else seem boring and irrelevant.

Follow the above link for an entire recap devoted to that nonsense. Below, we give Ali Fedotowsky and crew their due as her quest for love hits Portugal.

Here's THG's patented plus-minus rundown of the episode ...

Ali and Roberto Martinez take pictures of each other, hear music on the street and start dancing right there. SO romantic and NOT AT ALL staged. Minus 4.

They make nice conversation about Roberto's family, the hunk says really nice things to Ali, they kiss and we think he's the favorite, hands down. Plus 8.

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Who will The Bachelorette star choose?

Ty and Frank go on the awkward two-on-one date ever. Minus 5, 'cause they just bitch about the format the whole time. You're on The Bachelorette, guys.

Frank lives with his parents. Minus 4, but Ty does him one better by saying he's "tickled" Ali has a plan and a career of her own. Sexist much? Minus 20.

Kirk's date takes place in a big castle, at which he talks about his illness and how it made him reexamine his life. Again with the mold poisoning. Plus 9.

Minus 12, or approximately one point for each use of the word "hometown." Like saying "wrong reasons" ad nauseam, guess they stick to the script.

Fortunately, Chris Lambton not only refers to his town's name (Dennis, Mass.), he knocks it out of the park on his date. Moped skills aside. Plus 13.

Chris and Roberto can do no wrong.

The narrative of Chris' mom's death is a wee bit overblown, but he seems so genuinely sweet about it, how can you not give the guy another Plus 11?

Minus 7 for blurring out Chris' Boston Red Sox shirt.

If you're up on The Bachelorette spoilers, you knew that Ty or Kirk was going home at the rose ceremony, and it was Ty in a bit of a surprise. Plus 5.

Again, see the link above for the full rundown, but for all her flaws, sad Vienna Girardi came off 100 times better than pompous Jake Pavelka. Wash.

How funny was next week's preview, considering how much Frank whines about not getting time with Ali, the alleged girl of his dreams?! Minus 15.

TOTAL: -9. SEASON: +130.

Roses: Chris, Roberto, Frank and Kirk.

Out: Ty.

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The Bachelorette star Ali Fedotowsky may have hinted that she ends up alone after this season, but could she just be playing it coy? That's Us Weekly's theory.

The celebrity gossip publication "confirms" (term used very loosely) there's a proposal on the season finale - and the gorgeous Massachusetts native accepts!

For all we know, it's a proposal by Chris Harrison to join him for a glass of water during a five-minute break from filming - but congratulations in any case!

"She's already thinking about the details," a source says - and she's SO excited! "She did the show because she was ready to settle down and get married."

Us claims the former Facebook ad rep is planning a West Coast wedding in early 2011. Who's the lucky guy? The anonymous sources aren't saying, natch.

Gorgeous Bachelorette

Is Ali Fedotowsky really engaged - and to whom?

Unlike that stiff Jake Pavelka, who gushed about being engaged throughout the season, Ali's remarks have been of the "I'm happy with my decision" variety.

Some believe that's code for "I'm still single."

Reports that Ali Fedotowsky is already dating some other guy (Patrick Hammon) also cast doubt on any Bachelorette engagement stories, don't you think?

We're obviously not in the know as far as the specifics, but our gut reaction is to call BS on this story. There are only vague details and no sourced quotes.

For more on who Ali chooses, check out The Bachelorette spoilers ... but don't say we didn't warn you, these are serious giveaways, read at your own risk.

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Millions of viewers felt sorry for Ali Fedotowsky on this week's shocking episode of The Bachelorette after Justin Rego's cheating ways were exposed by his girlfriend.

But away from the cameras, is Ali as genuine and sweet as she appears?

“She isn’t as innocent as she seems,” Justin Rego himself tells In Touch.

While she portrays herself as a romantic longing for the man of her dreams, sources close to Ali describe her as a fame-seeking party girl with dirty secrets.

In addition to a nude webcam photo scandal alleged by In Touch and Star this week, Ali has supposedly been dating Patrick Hammon since the show ended.

Dirty Secrets

Is Ali Fedotowsky dating Patrick Hammon and/or posing nude for webcams?

The dating rumor is interesting given The Bachelorette spoilers we've posted, but the naked pics? We have serious doubts. She just doesn't seem like the type.

In Touch and Star picked up a story from blogger Zack Taylor claiming Ali Fedotowsky posed for some very steamy Webcam shots. There's only one problem:

"The woman in her underwear is not Ali," an insider tells Us Weekly (which, it's worth noting, is running its own slew of potentially bogus Ali stories this week).

As for Patrick Hammon, he tells In Touch, “We are absolutely not dating, we are just friends,” a source close to Ali insists that she hooked up with the guy.

“Right when she got back from filming and even before she left," says the source of The Bachelorette star. “They’re not so serious, but they’re having fun.”

“He’s good looking and has a great career. He’s smart.”

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The shocking revelation sprung on Ali Fedotowsky on last night's The Bachelorette was unlike many of the contrived scenarios we've seen in recent seasons.

That's because, despite the obligatory melodrama, it appeared to be legitimate. Our girl was totally caught off guard - as was Justin when he got busted.

Below are excerpts from Ali's blog, which she writes for People each week after the ABC reality show airs. It's interesting to hear her reflect on the scandal.

As for who she picks among the five guys who received roses? She's not saying, but The Bachelorette spoilers we've compiled hint at an unexpected conclusion.

Anyway, here's what she says about last night's episode ...

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"So let’s address the big pink elephant in the room and get it out of the way. First off, when Jessica called me, the first thing I said to her was 'Are you okay?'"

"I felt so bad for her. I only knew Justin for weeks; he  betrayed her for years. No woman should ever let a man treat her with disrespect the way Justin did."

"The reason I didn’t look super upset on he phone is because I was not going to let him hurt me. I wouldn’t give Justin the satisfaction of thinking he could."

"I wanted to be strong - for me, for [Jessica Spillas], and for all the women and girls watching who have been betrayed by a man like this before."

"When I told Justin that he would regret this, I didn’t mean his lack of relationship with me. I meant that he would want a chance to explain himself."

"As you all saw, he didn’t do such a great job. I guess that is what happens when you’re caught in a lie. That’s all I really have to say about that."

Follow this link for the entirety of the star's blog ...