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On last night's episode of The Bachelorette, Jillian Harris bid farewell to Reid Rosenthal, to the surprise of no one, keeping Ed Swiderski and Kiptyn Locke.

With the exception of Ed's performance anxiety and the show's hilarious ways of wording that situation, Monday's episode was fairly vanilla and predictable.

But now that Reid's gone and Kiptyn and Ed are the last men standing, The Bachelorette spoilers and rumor mill are starting to go haywire. Ready for this?

If our sources are to be believed ...

  • Ed Swiderski proposes to Jillian Harris on The Bachelorette season finale in two weeks (next week is the useless "Men Tell All" filler clip show).
  • The "unexpected confession" on the season finale is that Jillian's just-vanquished "Honey Bear," Reid Rosenthal, returns to say he loves her.
  • Kiptyn Locke has already been named the next star of The Bachelor.
  • Oh, and Ed may have a girlfriend back home.

Will Jillian choose Ed, Kiptyn, or a returning Reid?

First, Reid Rosenthal. You knew after DeAnna Pappas told The Bachelor's Jason Mesnick she "made a mistake" - this even before he chose Melissa Rycroft and dumped her for Molly Malaney - that The Bachelorette finale would include some stunt.

Reid coming back to Hawaii to profess his love for Jillian Harris, which he just couldn't quite do all season long and resulted in demise, makes perfect sense.

But is it too little, too late? Is it completely contrived? Probably. But is there a chance Reid can come back and steal this title in dramatic fashion? Sure.

It would certainly be a stunning (albeit blatantly scripted) conclusion that would fall short of the Jason-Molly-Melissa drama, but not by too much.

As for Kiptyn Locke, he has been rumored to have signed a deal to be the new star of The Bachelor for some time now. Mr. Perfect certainly looks and acts the part, making some fans wonder if he was being groomed for this all along.

Finally, Ed Swiderski having a girlfriend in Chicago?

A shaky rumor, to be sure, but our man Reality Steve has never been wrong before, so his Bachelorette spoilers have to be taken semi-seriously ...

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Who will win The Bachelorette's heart?

The blogger reports that Ed Swiderski left a female in Chicago high and dry - a girl who “without a doubt” was Ed’s girlfriend before he left for The Bachelorette.

This girl was under the assumption they were dating when he left to film the show. He came back to Chicago (after bailing on Jillian) then went AWOL again.

An email was sent asking “So I guess we’re seeing other people now.” Ed responded with “No, I just need to wait until this show is over.” This girlfriend of Ed’s is under the assumption they are together and she just has to wait out the show.

Shady stuff if that's true. Wouldn't it be wild if Wes Hayden drama was manufactured and it turned out to be Ed with a girlfriend back home - who came back to bite him? Or if all this were a red herring and Kiptyn Locke ended up winning?

Thoughts? Opinions? Gossip of your own? Share with us below ...

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Last night on The Bachelorette, Jillian Harris toured Spain trying to figure out which of her final four were in for the right reasons and the long haul.

In the end, the cutie finally made the decision Americans (and Canadians) have collectively been waiting for her to make for the past eight weeks.

But first, Jillian worried that Kiptyn Locke was too perfect and out of her league, whether Reid Rosenthal was ready to open up emotionally and start a life with her, or if she will ever come before Ed Swiderski's career. Valid concerns.

In Madrid, Kiptyn Locke revealed that “a proposal seems far off,” but the two sure had fun during a flamenco dance lesson and crashing a moped into a curb.

Smooth, it wasn't, but that was actually appealing for Kiptyn. In the end, Jillian declined to invite him to the Fantasy Suite, despite how much she likes him.

Way to play hard to get, Jill!

THE LAST THREE: Ed Swiderski, Kiptyn Locke and Reid Rosenthal.

Next stop? Seville, for a date with Reid Rosenthal. He was the only guy to fish for details about her other hometown dates, but Jill kept the heat on him, desperate to figure out what he’s feeling since Reid won't open up.

The most he could muster was how he is physically attracted to her and that she smells good, and he likes the direction things are headed. Fantasy Suite? Denied!

It was then Ed Swiderski's turn for a date in Sevilla. He detailed his decision to bolt The Bachelorette, only to come back in a move that wasn't staged whatsoever.

She was eating it up, despite feeling burned by that decision a few weeks back. Ed Swiderski even talked his way into the Suite to "catch up on lost time." OMG.

They'd still be sleeping in their clothes, however. Be strong, J.

Finally, it was Wes' turn ... to say feels comfortable around Spanish people because he had a #1 hit in Chihuahua, Mexico. Kudos to whoever wrote that line.

It only got worse from there. When Jillian asked if he'd move to Vancouver if he won, Wes Hayden awkwardly spilled a beer and changed the subject. So slick.

Jillian hoped things would be better during a fahn-cy dinner, but Wes Hayden pretty much admitted he came on The Bachelorette to help boost his music career.

Jillian Harris and Wes Hayden

Jillian's face says it all as Wes packs his bags.

He even unintentionally (or not) referred to Laurel Kagay as his girlfriend when Jilli grilled him for the 433rd time. Suffice it to say, the Fantasy Suite? No shot.

As the men waited at the rose ceremony, Wes showed his true colors one last time. After Kiptyn said "if it's me, keep it real guys," Wes responded, “If it’s me, know that I’ll be back home ... having lots of sex!” Crickets.

Wes Hayden then did get the boot, to the surprise of no one.

In the limo ride whisking him away, he downed a drink and gloated, “I’m the first guy ever to make the top four on The Bachelorette with a girlfriend” and said of the remaining fellas, “Them boys couldn’t so much as get a nibble in Texas.”

With Wes gone, who will win The Bachelorette?

 

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Austin, Tex., resident Laurel Kagay was just minding her own business and watching The Bachelorette Monday. Then suddenly, her name was mentioned.

In a hilariously staged return, ousted suitor Jake Pavelka came back to tell Jillian Harris that Wes Hayden, a remaining contender, had a girlfriend.

Her name is Laurel, Jake told Jillian and millions of viewers. Wes denied he is dating her. Jake ratted him out anyway. Laurel Kagay sat in shock at home.

“I was like, ‘What?’” Laurel told People in an interview today. “There was this pause before he said my name - and then he said it quite a few times.”

Laurel Kagay, owner of Peach Body Boutique in Austin, would like to clear the air on this topic, which has dominated the contrived Bachelorette for weeks.

She dated Wes Hayden for three years, but they are broken up, and have been for quite a while now. The two became strictly friends a year ago, she said.

“I’m absolutely not with Wes, nor would I be with Wes if he were going on a show to be with another girl,” she says. “That’s absolutely crazy.”

So how did Jake Pavelka get things mixed up?

“I think he was paid by the producers to come on the show and confront Wes definitely upset about not being on the show anymore,” Laurel theorized.

Wes Hayden, Jillian Harris

Laurel Kagay insists that she and Wes Hayden - who has caught considerable flak for romancing Jillian Harris while supposedly dating Laurel - are not an item.

“And I think Wes did say something about his ex-girlfriend. Maybe he said he still cares about me or whatever. Maybe Jake blew that into something else.”

However, Laurel Kagay admits, “We are really good friends and we do go out to lunch together, so I could see how people could think we’re together.”

Oddly enough, Laurel is also linked to another famous name in The Bachelor franchise - Brad Womack, the Texan who chose no one on his season finale.

Laurel Kagay has also dated Collin Evans, who was briefly a contender on The Bachelorette’s third season with Jen Schefft. Sounds like she has a type!

As for Wes Hayden, who The Bachelorette has presented as the ultimate bad boy, Laurel says, “They have not shown Wes’ real personality at all. He’s so funny. When we were together, we were always laughing and having fun."

"I never worried about him cheating on me.”

“She seems to have fun and has a good personality,” Laurel says of Jillian Harris, “and he’s really fun and funny. Too bad all this craziness had to go down.”

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Last week on The Bachelorette, Jillian Harris nixed Tanner Pope and Jake Pavelka despite rumors that one of the other guys in the house had a girlfriend.

That guy was Wes Hayden, obviously, and while Wes hasn't admitted to having a girlfriend, he admitted he was on the show for the music not for the girl.

This all came to a head last night in hilariously contrived fashion.

The first four hometown dates - Reid in Philadelphia, Michael in Valencia, Calif., Kiptyn Locke in Encinitas, Calif., and Jesse in Carmel, Calif., seemed rushed, crammed into the first 45 minutes. It eventually became clear why this happened.

Last night’s episode was really about two things alone:

  1. Jake Pavelka returning and confronting Wes Hayden.
  2. The long-predicted return of Ed from Chicago.

Both of these things happened during Jillian Harris' final hometown date, to visit Wes' family in Austin, Texas. Upon her arrival, Wes tells Jillian that she's meeting his family, but she meets his other family - his band - first.

He played his song for her again. It was terrible again. 

Then came the return of Jake. Jillian was worried Jake was coming to get her back, but that's wasn't the case. He was coming to rat Wes Hayden out.

Jake (left) told Jillian that Wes (right) had a girlfriend named Laurel.

Jillian was visibly upset. Jillian asked Wes Hayden point blank if there was anything he needed to tell her and he said, "no." Jillian told him what Jake said. Wes claimed that Laurel was an ex-girlfriend that he's still good friends with.

Jillian brought the guys together to hash it out. Jake said he was going to hold Wes "accountable," but Wes denied it and Jake was left crying in the hallway.

After the drama, Wes and Jillian went on to meet his family for dinner. That went well. But Jillian had one more surprise before the rose ceremony. It was Ed.

He said he needed to "re-prioritize" and asked for another shot. Jillian was tongue-tied but invited him to the rose ceremony to vie for a rose with the others.

Jillian had four roses and now six guys. Cue dramatic music.

Just how contrived and/or staged were these two developments?

According to reliable sources, while Wes Hayden may be a complete douchebag, he is getting at least partially hosed as far as editing goes. His comments about girlfriends and "tasting" fame are taken largely out of context.

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Last night's installment of The Bachelorette was less notable for any events that took place than for what it teased regarding future episodes in the last three minutes.

We're coming down the home stretch of Jillian Harris' quest for love, as she cut the field from eight to five suitors, all of whom will go on "hometown" dates with her.

Of the three guys who were sent packing on Monday's episode (the sixth of the season), unemployed bartender Robby and foot fetishist Tanner Pope were obvious.

Her cutting Jake Pavelka, however, was a bit of a surprise.

Most of the episode (if not the season) was based around Jake being Mr. Perfect. He is hot. He is a pilot, which is awesome. He is super nice, fun and charming.

Jillian Harris acknowledged all of these things. Yet he goes.

This made little sense until the three-minute preview for the rest of the season aired: Jake Pavelka comes back to the show to tell Jillian about Wes' intentions!

This future development also casts a different light on Wes Hayden, who spent most of last night's show admitting, even bragging about his ulterior motives.

  • Jake From The Bachelorette
  • Jillian Harris and Wes

Jake has been dying to call out Wes. He will soon get the chance.

That he has an agenda is not shocking, but no one coming on The Bachelorette merely to promote his music would be so blatant as to say he is "not here for the girl" and that he can "feel" and "taste" the record sales he will generate from this.

Unless, of course, it is all a contrived sham. As is Jake being kicked off only to come back and stir up drama by calling out Wes and his alleged girlfriend.

It seems to The Hollywood Gossip that Jake's elimination was scripted from the start, just like Ed's departure last week because of "work" commitments.

Are Jake and Ed still in the running for Jillian? Were their reasons for departing legitimate, and only their returns staged? Or has this been the plan all along?

That we can't say, but spoilers will surely emerge. We'll be seeing both Jake and Ed in the coming weeks in some form though, you can mark our words.

Because as Jason Mesnick, Melissa Rycroft and Molly Malaney proved to record ratings, what's "reality" TV without a compelling, manipulated story to tell?

A recap of who's left on The Bachelorette after week six ...

On to next week's "hometown" dates: Reid (one-on-one date); Kiptyn (group date); Wes, Jesse and Michael (rose ceremony).

Sent packing by Jillian Harris: Robby (left on side of the train tracks); Jake and Tanner P. (not given roses at ceremony).

Jillian Harris narrowed her group of eight hopefuls to five last night.

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The girlfriend mystery remains unsolved, but things got a lot more interesting on The Bachelorette last night. In an unexpected twist, hunky Ed decided to choose his career over love, proving that even The Bachelorette cannot escape the recession.

In any event, Jillian Harris' self-esteem took another huge hit.

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The night began in Whistler, British Columbia, where Jilly had a one-on-one zip-line adventure date with Michael, who ended up getting a rose.

She later took Wes, Robby, Jake, Kiptyn, Tanner, Ed, Reid, and Mark on a  snowmobiling adventure and went on another solo date with Jesse.

Jesse got a rose on his date, and Ed received one on the group date, even as he told Jillian he'd been told by his boss to come back or get fired.

In the end, Ed decided to leave, so that left just one more dude for Jilly ax.

Mark received that honor.

As for Ed's future, he dealt Jillian Harris quite a blow, but according to some Bachelorette spoilers circulating online, we haven't seen the last of him yet.

A source on good authority suggests that someone leaves The Bachelorette "for personal reasons" and then possibly returns in later episodes. Could this be Ed?

Considering his strange insistence on keeping the date rose given to him by Jillian even as he opted to discontinue his stint on the show, that would make sense.

Ed clearly fits this conjecture, and we wouldn't be surprised to see his handsome self resurface before the season concludes. Cue the obligatory Chris Harrison's voiceover, promising "the most shocking twist ... in Bachelor history."

Here's what doesn't add up - did Ed come on The Bachelorette knowing his employer would be upset if he were gone two months? One would think his boss would have granted permission first ... but then why take it back now?

Is this a contrived stunt, like the character of Dave? Time will tell.

A recap of who's left after week five ...

In: Mike, Jesse (one-on-one dates); Kiptyn Reid, Robby, Jake, Tanner P., Wes.

Out: Ed (work), Mark (rose ceremony).

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As The Bachelorette continues to come under fire for allegedly paying off various suitors, Jillian Harris doesn't appear to have a care in the world.

The Canadian cutie is sailing away on her very own love boat in the latest issue of OK! magazine. In excerpts from her recent interview with the tabloid, Jillian says she chose the right man...

On the process of the show: It's 17-hour days and running from one place to another, and finding time just to have a bite to eat. In the beginning, you have to be emotionally available to all of the guys and not spread yourself out too thin. It can be really draining.

On choosing a partner: You definitely do fall for more than one person in a situation like this... but eventually you know what you're getting into. My final choice wasn't a difficult one to make

On her chosen suitor: I'm a firm believer that I made the right decision. The relationship failing is a fear, but I can't control that. If it happens, it happens. I will be in the same place that I was before this, which is a great place.

The Beautiful Bachelorette
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  • Cute Canadian
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Yesterday, a series of Bachelorette spoilers leaked online, posing intriguing questions about some of the guys' motives, and the show's credibility in general.

We can only wait and see if these predictions come true, or what else emerges from behind the scenes. For now, Jillian Harris herself takes a look back at some of her decisions and dates on this week's episode of The Bachelorette.

Here's what Jillian thought of the fourth week, according to her blog ...

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WOW! What an awesome week that was .... well, aside from the drama that went down at the cocktail party. I had an incredible time in my hometown.

It reminded me how proud I am to call Vancouver home. Vancouver had a late spring, so I was secretly a bit worried about the guys wondering where the greenery was. But instead they were oo-ing and aww-ing about how beautiful Vancouver was.

As you know - the first date went to Kiptyn (are people really calling him Kiptyn-ite?! That’s hilarious!) It wasn’t all glitz and glam, but neither is this girl! I had a huge crush on Kip and wanted to see what he thought of MY LIFE in Vancouver.

I actually go down to the Granville Island Market almost every Sunday. It’s always full of people, live music and good food - it really makes one feel totally alive!

As suspected, Kip was great at kayaking, and fit in to the Vancouver scene perfectly. Back at my pad, the two of us cooked up a wonderful dinner FROM SCRATCH!

Okay seriously, I was VERY nervous about this - so much could go wrong when trying to create two pasta sauces, fresh salad dressing and maple baked salmon for a guy you’re falling for on your first date. I was so flustered as you can imagine.

Ahhh the curling date.

This was such a nostalgic date for me. I remember curling bonspiels when I was just a kid - so much fun! To my delight, the guys loved it too!

What they didn’t love was only half of them going on the yacht. To make it up to them, I sent the losers a massage from the spa at the Fairmont.

Having only half the guys there allowed me to really connect with them. I saw David’s true colors (finally!), had a long overdue conversation with Jesse and of course, had a conversation with Jake that I think came off totally wrong! Oh boy.

The dreaded two-on-one date. In hindsight ... did I make the right call?

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According to a reliable Bachelorette source - one who has been right about the shocking developments on the series before - there is some serious fabrication taking place on the reality show this season, and Jillian Harris is in on it.

If you recall, "Reality Steve" knew Bachelor Jason Mesnick would choose Melissa Rycroft at the final rose ceremony, then dump her for Molly Malaney on the "After the Final Rose" special. However he gets them, he knows his Bachelor spoilers.

Suffice it to say, The Bachelorette spoilers below are probably more or less accurate, and have not been printed before on our site. So read with caution.

On drunk, angry David, who got the boot in this week's episode:

David, The Bachelorette

THE RAGING LUNATIC: Was everything Dave said and did an act?

"Something has come to the forefront that shows once again how well engineered this show is. Not surprising to hear this, but par for the course for ABC.

As we all remember in the first episode, when David exited the limo, he stood in front of Jillian for a good ten seconds in complete silence. In episodes since, the guy has been anything BUT silent, and has come across as a drunken lunatic.

Yet on the first episode, he said he couldn't think of anything to say. Jillian Harris liked that approach and gave him the first impression rose for it.

Well, I found out in recent days, confirmed by three sources, that Dave was told, the night of the meet-and-greet, to pretend he was nervous.

In addition, the scene where Dave is speechless in front of Jillian was also re-shot THREE times because he kept laughing every time he did it.

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This fourth episode of the current season of The Bachelorette marked a turning point in Jillian Harris' journey. From David getting nixed, to Kiptyn emerging as a contender and nasty rumors circulating, things started to get a bit intense.

The venerable host and pimp of The Bachelorette, Chris Harrison, was kind enough as always to divulge, in his weekly blog with EW, some of what went on behind the scenes of the ABC hit. Here are some of his thoughts and comments ...

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In my mind, this season really starts now. As you could probably tell, the goofy fun and games are over and things have now taken a very serious turn.

From here on out this season of The Bachelorette is a fantastic roller coaster ride that I really can't compare with any other season we've had.

This is the first season ever where three weeks in we've left our main house and never returned. We do have one more rose ceremony in Los Angeles later on but not at this house. Personally, I loved the travel and felt like it really fit for this season.

Jillian Harris clearly loved being back home in Vancouver. It gave her a little more confidence and an extra spring in her step being on her home turf.

Jillian definitely had a thing for Kiptyn since the moment he stepped out of the limo. She told me how gorgeous she thought he was on night one.

Their one-on-one date in Vancouver couldn't have gone better in her eyes.

Chris Harrison and Jillian Harris

I'm going to go head and try to answer next week's question now. No, that wasn't Jillian's actual loft. She does live just down the street and they are very similar, but for privacy purposes we had to use a different loft.

Jillian wanted you to know she really did make her homemade pasta sauce and salad dressing. She did it all in 45 minutes and she claims it was really good.

You could tell she loved this date and was as giddy as a school girl. Did you notice the little happy dance she did right after she closed the door? Classic Jilli.

Then came the "Olympic" group date with 50 guys. The truth is, every four years I find myself entranced by this damn sport during the Olympics.

Yeah, I said it. I like frozen shuffleboard. It's hypnotic.

Let me just say next that I sympathize with Jake.

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