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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!

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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.

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"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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As rumors swirl about the ending of The Bachelorette's eighth season, one celebrity gossip magazine boldly proclaims that Emily Maynard is in fact engaged.Emily Maynard Promo Pic

If it's true ... the question is still, to whom?

She obviously won't say, and even The Bachelorette spoilers have been hard to come by this season ... though three guys are clearly frontrunners.

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If Emily is engaged, three guys are probably equal favorites.

The previews airing Monday night more or less revealed the final three, with Jef Holm, Sean Lowe and Arie Luyendyk all shown with Emily in Curacao.

According to the magazine cover above, Em's ready for a baby right away - not news if you've watched this season - and got a 4-carat rock.

Just after midnight on May 11, the man who stole Emily's heart got down on one knee and proposed in :a one-of-a-kind fairy-tale experience."

"The proposal, filmed for the final episode, which airs July 16, took place in the courtyard of the Kura Hulanda resort on the Caribbean island."

"The final bachelor was led through a grand sky-blue gate to where Emily stood ... the proposal took place in the middle of the night, which gave it a more intimate feel."

And now, more than a month later, a friend confirms, "Emily is still happy and engaged. She is ecstatic. She's over the moon and loves her ring. Ricki is really happy, too."

Think she's really engaged? And if so, who should she pick? No offense, Ryan and Doug, but it's got to come down to these three, right?

Vote on who you think Emily should choose below:

 

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The producers of The Bachelorette are running a tight ship this season, with little or no information thus far about who wins Emily Maynard's final rose.

At the same time, two extended previews airing at the end of last night's episode on ABC revealed plenty of details for those who paid attention.

The first preview, for next Monday's episode, is comprised of clips entirely from Croatia ... with Ryan emerging as the latest of this season's villains.

Or so it would appear. In any case, it gets much more revealing than that.

The second part of the preview involves clips from later this season, and shows the guys rumored to be Emily's final three with her in Curacao.

We'll withhold names in case you haven't seen it or really don't know, but you can see all three different fellas on dates with her in the tropics.

Emily has clearly grown close to all three already, so it's no surprise that she drops the obligatory "falling in love with several people" line.

What is surprising? The lack of final rose ceremony clips, even of just Emily.

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Kalon McMahon got the chop on The Bachelorette Monday in an awesome display by Emily Maynard, who went all West Virginia hood rat on his ass.

But does our fair Southern Belle have more bad apples to get rid of?

The prevalence of "villains" on the ABC show is hardly anything new, but it appeared for a time that Emily might have dodged the proverbial bullet.

Not the case, clearly.

In the past, contestants have all rallied around one villain, which was clearly the case last night with Kalon McMahon, who alienated everyone by calling Emily's daughter Ricki "baggage" ... not the way to win over a single mom typically.

With eight guys left, however, two more may emerge as villains in their own right. One is becoming increasingly obvious ... the other not as much.

First up is Ryan Bowers, the full-of-himself personal trainer who has made one ridiculous, sleazy or chauvinistic remark after another to Emily.

That guy's just asking to be put in his place, but single dad Doug, who initially seemed to be great, may be showing a different side as well.

Doug Clerget has shown the ability to be somewhat short-tempered, and even started a fight with one contestant just before Emily walked in.

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Emily Maynard showed us a new side of herself on The Bachelorette tonight. We honestly didn't know the girl had that scrappy street fighter in her, but we dig it.

Unfortunately for one guy, this earned him a profane tongue-lashing and a ticket out the door. Fortunately for us, that douchebag will no longer take up screen time.

Who was the recipient of Emily's blowup, and what'd he do to provoke her?

Who else got the boot at the end of the night after the fireworks ended?

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!

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Ricki and Emily in matching peacoats? Cutest thing ever. Plus 20.

Chris Harrison's purple scarf? LOLZ not so much. Wow. Minus 11.

Sean Lowe gets the one-on-one date, and he'll obviously knock it out of the park, 'cause that's what guys like Sean Lowe do. At everything. Plus only 10 because he's almost too perfect for words and shows up normal guys.

Meanwhile, Alejandro is still on the show. Who knew! Plus 4.

Sean and Emily do their best impression of the Duke and Duchess. Will Emily soon be sporting her best Kate Middleton baby bump? Probably ... since that "bump" is like 97 percent not real. Minus 9 for THG confusing all of you.

Kalon says every day is a "group date" with Emily and Ricki. Ohhh, good one man! What a douche. Just pack your bags now. Minus 15.

Sean sounds like a preacher in the park ... saintly, even. Plus 8.

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The Bachelorette's Sean Lowe gets his first one-on-one date with Emily Maynard this week, and it goes well apparently. The group date? Mmmnotsomuch.

Tonight's episode, taking place in England, features Sean getting to know our girl on a double-decker bus, Buckingham Palace and the Tower Of London.

Not bad for a first date. But it's their personalities that really made it work.

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"It was the first opportunity I had to spend the entire day with her and I'm not ashamed to say it was one of the best days of my life," Lowe said.

"That was the day that I first knew I had really strong feelings for her and the first time I pictured myself being with her in the future."

Lowe believes they hit it off because of shared values: "I let her know [that] from the very beginning, and she could tell I was being genuine."

"My priorities in life are faith and family, and I believe those are the top two for Emily, as well. Ultimately, I just want to live a simple life surrounded by loved ones, raising a family and loving my wife forever."

How far will Lowe make it? The Bachelorette spoilers we've posted offer some clues in that department, but he seems like a serious contender.

As for the guy who refers to Emily's daughter Ricki as "baggage" tonight? Prepare for some fireworks, says Lowe of the much-anticipated fight.

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The Bachelorette he-diva Kalon McMahon says all the right things, but he's lying non-stop to Emily Maynard, according to people close to him.

Given the history of the "luxury brand consultant," a friend warns Emily that she should see Kalon's sweet nothings for just that ... nothing.

None other than Erica Rose, a 2006 contestant on The Bachelor, grew up with Kalon in Texas and says the red flags are already flying high.

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"Emily should really take anything he says with a grain of salt," says the aptly-named Rose, who resurfaced last summer on Bachelor Pad.

"And if she wants to know why, all she has to do is see how he lied to his girlfriend back in Houston - just like he's lying to Emily now."

Star recently published Kalon's (alleged) raunchy 2009 personal "diary" detailing his womanizing and partying ... big surprise right there.

Late the following year, he began what appeared to be a serious romance with law student Lauren Serice, 25, after they met on a blind date.

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