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Post by Love_Me on Thu Aug 04, 2011 8:39 pm

Wednesday, August 03, 2011 ABC Television Network
PRESS RELEASE - ENTERTAINMENT - The Bachelorette - August 2nd Conference Call with Ashley & J.P.

TRANSCRIPT FROM THE AUGUST 2nd "THE BACHELORETTE"
TELECONFERENCE WITH HAPPY COUPLE ASHLEY HEBERT AND J.P. ROSENBAUM




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Operator: Welcome to Disney's "The Bachelorette" Call with Cathy Rehl as the leader. This call is being recorded. By staying on this call, you are confirming that you consent to this recording. If you do not wish to be recorded, please disconnect from the call at this time. Thank you.

Ms. Rehl, you may begin your call.

Cathy Rehl: Thank you and good afternoon everybody. Welcome to the last call of our Bachelorette season. Today, we have a very happy couple with us. I do not know if you have seen any of their appearances this morning, but I have J.P. Rosenbaum and, of course, Ashley Hebert, and we will continue to do our regular format, one question and one follow-up. Other little housekeeping here about some things you probably care about, at least some of you, and that would be the ring, actually it is a gorgeous ring, is a - it is set a central cushion cut diamond accented with 162 round cut diamonds weighing a total of 3.5 carats. It is set in platinum, handmade, designed, and signed by Neil Lane, and the retail cost is $60,000. And actually finale outfit in case for those of you might wonder about that, her gown was by Randi Rahm. Her shoes were Roberto Cavalli, and the jewelry was by CEZUA in Beverly Hills.

So, with that, I think we will start with our questions.

Operator: Ladies and gentlemen, if you would like to ask a question, please press star then the number one on your telephone keypad. Again, star one to ask a question.

Your first question comes from Amy Harrington from Pop Culture Passionistas.

Amy Harrington: Hi guys, congratulations.

Ashley Hebert: Hi, thank you.

J.P. Rosenbaum: Hi, thank you.

Amy Harrington: We are very happy for you both. We were hoping that that would be the outcome. So Ashley, we are just wondering at what point, you had the - you know confrontation with your sister, and at what point during the trip to Fiji did you guys straighten things out between yourselves?

Ashley Hebert: With J.P. or with my sister?

Amy Harrington: With your sister, you and your sister.

Ashley Hebert: You know, we actually never resolved it in Fiji. She left and it was still unresolved. Then I think it was when we got home that we talked about it a little bit, but it went unresolved for a while until she started watching the show air and then she called me up and said, "I am so sorry, I completely see it now, I was too quick to judge," so it took a little while that she came around.

Amy Harrington: Awesome. And J.P., you guys obviously are having nice moment on After the Final Rose last night but did you guys talk a bit after you went off the air and what did you say to each other?

J.P. Rosenbaum: Absolutely. The first time we got to speak after we got back from Fiji, Chrystie was so sweet, so supportive, it was a different person I was talking to, and now it is ancient history, we are - we are close.

Amy Harrington: Excellent, well congratulations to you guys, we wish you the best of luck.

Ashley Hebert: Thank you so much.

J.P. Rosenbaum: Thank you so much.

Operator: Your next question comes from Amanda Hamilton from Examiner.com.

Amanda Hamilton: Hi guys, thank you so much for taking the call today.

Ashley Hebert: Hi, thanks for being on the call.

Amanda Hamilton: So, what was going through your head Ashley and your head J.P. when J.P. was giving his proposal speech, which was very good by the way?

J.P. Rosenbaum: Thank you.

Ashley Hebert: It was great. I mean, I think I was just waiting to hear what he had to say, and you know, as a woman or as a girl, you always dream of this moment, so I guess, I was just kind of living it - living in it and I just wanted to hear everything he had to say.

J.P. Rosenbaum: And I was just, I was so comfortable, I mean, it felt right, and it just naturally flowed and when I was standing there with her next to me, it was as if nobody else was around and that is how it had always been with us from the start, so I wasn't nervous, it just all felt natural and I was happy with how it turned out.

Amanda Hamilton: Well, and with everything that went down with your sister Ashley, J.P. was there every moment when he really did think I will tell her that I love her but I won't propose on that particular date, and actually if he had done that what would you have done?

Ashley Hebert: You answer the first thing.

J.P. Rosenbaum: Nothing that happened between me and her sister at any influence on my decision to propose. I always knew that I was going to propose, I guess, pretty much two to three weeks prior I knew it was going to happen, so I was just afraid that her sister's comments and opinions would influence the way she felt about me, but I was hoping that she would trust her gut, trust her heart, and not really listen to her sister, and it turned out all right.

Ashley Hebert: I forgot the first part of your question, what was it?

Amanda Hamilton: Well, what would you have done if he got down there and you were both standing there and he said he loves you and he wanted to be with you, when (inaudible)?

Ashley Hebert: Oh! That is an easy question. I mean I always said that if I left with somebody that I love, it wouldn't matter if I was engaged or not. I mean obviously going into - you go through so much that you hope to be at a point where you feel comfortable enough to be engaged, but with J.P., I cared about him so much that if he was not ready for that, I was prepared to just leave with him in a relationship, or you know, just continue our relationship outside of it, we did not need the engagement.

Amanda Hamilton: Ok, thanks guys and congratulations again.

Ashley Hebert: Thank you so much.

J.P. Rosenbaum: Thanks.

Operator: Your next question comes from Jennifer Peros from US Weekly.

Jennifer Peros: Hi guys, congratulations, very happy for you guys over here.

Ashley Hebert: Thank you so much.

J.P. Rosenbaum: Thanks so much.

Jennifer Peros: So, I know you guys were able to see each other a couple times while the show was actually airing, you know something that other Bachelor couples were not able to do, so, you know, that you guys definitely had that working in your favor, so when did you see what you guys are going to be doing, you know, different from previous couples on this shows. Like how were you guys going to, you know, guarantee that this is going to work and not following the footsteps of past Bachelor couples, you know like Trista, Ryan and the ones who are still together?

Ashley Hebert: Yes, we definitely were able to meet up every other week, but I do believe that past contestants have done the same thing, so it is nothing different than what past contestants have done, but - and I don't really have the answer to that because I don't know what they did, I don't know who the past contestants were, how their relationship was, all I can tell you is that this show really brought us together, it built a really good relationship, I think.

We confided in each other, we learnt how to communicate, you know, we dealt with jealousy; we dealt with insecurity; we dealt with so many things early on; we built this great foundation, and now, we are out here in the real world; we have been engaged for two months, but I feel like we have been together for years. So...

J.P. Rosenbaum: We really feel like the hardest part is definitely behind us. We've had to experience some things that no one on this planet will have to experience and we have gotten past some pretty rough times, but we have come through the other side, and we couldn't be happier and now we're just looking forward to starting over lives together.

Jennifer Peros: Ok, good, well congratulations again. And second question, Ashley, you know, we are so happy that you ended up with J.P., we knew - we knew this was going to happen from the start but when Ben got down on one knee and you knew you were not going to pick him, you know, what was going through your mind, and you know, J.P., when you were watching that last night, you know, what were your feelings about that?

Ashley Hebert: Well, I can tell you, for me, I know the whole thing is kind of a blur obviously going into it. The last thing I wanted to do is hurt Ben it being the great guy that he is. So, when he was - I mean it is a blur to me, but I remember, you know, trying to talk to him and then feeling like I was not sure what to say and then he got down on one knee and it was just, I had to pull him up, it really was a whirlwind and I think it is really hard to understand my fear there in that moment with all eyes on you and cameras on you, and I think it is really hard if you understand.

J.P. Rosenbaum: And I mean, I actually haven't watched any of Ben's clips from the finale, so I never even saw it. I decided weeks ago that I wasn't going to watch it. We got - we came out the other side so happy and what we have and what I watched in the finale of Ashley and me together, it is just - it is a way I want to remember it, so -.

Cathy Rehl: Good, go ahead.

Jennifer Peros: Well thank you guys and good luck to you.

Ashley Hebert: Thank you so much.

J.P. Rosenbaum: Thank you so much.

Operator: Your next question comes from Alissa Katz from Haveyouheard.net.

Alissa Katz: Hi guys, congratulations. I am so happy for both of you.

Ashley Hebert: Thank you.

J.P. Rosenbaum: Thank you so much.

Alissa Katz: And I was wondering, when did you realize that J.P. was the one, was it during your time at Fiji or perhaps even before that?

Ashley Hebert: That is such a hard question to answer because there is so much that is going on, you are dating other men and you are going to continue to date other men, I think pretty early on my heart was pulling me in that direction, but I wanted to use all the time that I had to really be sure that this relationship was one that was going to last. You know, early on everything that happened was Bentley, I wanted to be sure that my radar on. So, I continue to date the other guys but my heart was pulling me in that direction for a long time.

Alissa Katz: And also, I saw and read it on Regis & Kelly this morning that you actually admitted to being the first to tell him that you loved him. Did you feel like you were kind of breaking the rules by telling him before the show was over that you loved him?

Ashley Hebert: What do you think babe?

J.P. Rosenbaum: It is -.

Ashley Hebert: I mean it is hard - I think it is really hard because when you care about somebody so much and you see them in this tough situation, you know, all you want to do is be honest with them and tell them how you feel and you know there would be a - may have been a moment where he started to like that, where I felt like I needed to just kind of let him know how I was feeling.

J.P. Rosenbaum: And it wasn't a blatant. It was not as obvious as am I madly in love with you statement. It was something much, much more subtle than that, but it was - it put my head in the right place.

Alissa Katz: Great. Ok well thank you so much for speaking with us.

Ashley Hebert: Thank you.

Operator: Your next question comes from Beth Kwiatkowski from Reality TV World.

Beth Kwiatkowski: Hi guys, congratulations on your engagement.

Ashley Hebert: Thank you.

J.P. Rosenbaum: Thank you.

Beth Kwiatkowski: So J.P., how would you rate your confidence going into that final Rose Ceremony? Did you believe whole-heartedly that Ashley was going to choose you over Ben or did you go into it kind of with the fear that you might be crushed by it's outcome?

J.P. Rosenbaum: I was confident that - and I don't want to sound cocky at all, but I was confident after our Hong Kong date that I would be the last guy standing. I knew that what Ashley and I had was special and that there was really no way she could have with anybody else what the two of us had together. I think I even said it in the finale that she may love both of us, but she can only be in love with one of us, and I mean, I felt that for weeks.

Beth Kwiatkowski: Ok, and Ashley, what was your reaction at the time to Ben's response, or lack of rather, after you eliminated him? Did it surprise you he was angry or did you think he was handle it a little differently. And J.P., similar question, had Ashley chosen Ben over you, do you think you would have acted the same way as Ben or how do you think you might have handled it differently?

Ashley Hebert: On - going into it, I had no idea what to expect. I think my - my expectation were that he would be more sad, and I got a sense that he was a little bit more angry than I had anticipated, and in the moment, I didn't understand that, watching it back I can certainly see where that anger came from and it makes more sense to me now.

J.P. Rosenbaum: To be honest, I never really thought of that hypothetical situation because I felt so strongly that she was going to say yes for a while that I really never put myself in that mindset. I can understand Ben getting upset by it. I mean, right now if Ashley were to walk away from me, I would be devastated. So if Ben felt even a fraction of what I feel, I can understand him being hurt and sad.

Beth Kwiatkowski: Ok, thank you so much guys.

Ashley Hebert: Thank you.

Operator: Your next question comes from Jennifer Matarese from WABC TV.

Ashley Hebert: Hello.

Jennifer Matarese: Hi guys.

J.P. Rosenbaum: Hi.

Jennifer Matarese: Hi, so I was wondering if you planned on getting to see J.P.'s family while you are in New York.

J.P. Rosenbaum: Yes, we don't know - we have no idea when yet because she has school stuff going on. I have to get back to work.

Ashley Hebert: We have a real life to get back to.

J.P. Rosenbaum: So, it's definitely going to happen soon. We just have not planned anything just because we did not know where press would take us. We did not know - there are too many unknowns at the moment, but yes, sooner rather than later.

Jennifer Matarese: Ok and do you guys both plan on staying friends with any of the other guys who were on the show, and if so, who are you guys just looking to move forward and kind of move on from that?

J.P. Rosenbaum: Absolutely, I mean when you spend 24x7 with a group of guys, it became a small fraternity, I guess. So, I will definitely stay in touch with a bunch of them. I have not been able to speak to any of them since they left the show, so I'm actually to reach out and say hi, and I would say Mickey and William and Ames, and there's a bunch of guys that I am going to pick up the phone and call.

Jennifer Matarese: Ok, great, and Ashley, what about you?

Ashley Hebert: I am open to being friends and staying in touch with all of the guys. I mean, one thing that I said at the beginning and I still standby is I have such a great respectable group of guys and I - you know, I am hoping that we can - you know, all be friends after this and, you know, we all went through it together, so we all experienced something that people haven't felt.

Jennifer Matarese: Ok, thank you so much.

Ashley Hebert: Thank you.

J.P. Rosenbaum: Welcome.

Operator: Your next question comes from Lara Martin from DigitalSpy.com.

Lara Martin: Thank you. Hi, thank you so much for talking to us.

J.P. Rosenbaum: No problem.

Ashley Hebert: No problem.

Lara Martin: And congratulations.

J.P. Rosenbaum: Thank you.

Ashley Hebert: Thank you.

Lara Martin: And so, we heard about the ring earlier on, and I just wanted to know what you are thinking Ashley when you start and say. What is your thought on it, too, gorgeous?

Ashley Hebert: Oh my goodness, it is absolutely gorgeous. I am looking at it right now actually. So, I think going into it, I did not really know what I like, but as soon as I saw the ring that J.P. picked out, I was blown away. I loved that it was simple, and heartfully - it was absolutely beautiful. I don't think that he could have picked out a better ring for me.

Lara Martin: Yes, and I know you guys, you have been on public together now and obviously on the TV, but have you actually managed to have your first kind of public date yet, or is there any idea what you want to do for your first date in pubic?

J.P. Rosenbaum: First date or first date in public. Our first date will probably be ordering something in and sitting on the couch and watching TV. First date in public, we have not even thought about that yet.

Ashley Hebert: Coffee day.

J.P. Rosenbaum: We have a lot going on, so it could be coffee, it could be - I don't know brunch somewhere or to be dinner.

Ashley Hebert: Or jog in the park perhaps?

J.P. Rosenbaum: A stroll, not someone to jog.

Ashley Hebert: We got strength over here.

Lara Martin: So, you are just looking -?

J.P. Rosenbaum: Go ahead.

Lara Martin: Is it that you are just looking to going back to normal life, just kind of living a quiet life or are we are going to be seeing you on TV?

Ashley Hebert: I don't think you will be seeing us on TV unless you TIVO those episodes.

Lara Martin: Thank you.

Ashley Hebert: Thank you.

Operator: Your next question comes from Gina Carbone from Wetpaint.

Gina Carbone: Hi guys, congratulations to team cupcake.

Ashley Hebert: Thank you.

J.P. Rosenbaum: Thank you.

Gina Carbone: So, you guys only told that the cupcake story on the premiere of fans, kind of talk to it and I would like to ask J.P., are you calling Ash with (inaudible) now?

J.P. Rosenbaum: Occasionally, not as frequent as you would like, I don't -.

Gina Carbone: He will, do not worry.

J.P. Rosenbaum: There are a lot of other pet names thrown in the mix, so -.

Gina Carbone: Now, "I Can't Fight This Feeling" going to end up as your wedding song?

J.P. Rosenbaum: It will definitely be played, that is a guarantee.

Ashley Hebert: I need to be in your wedding song.

J.P. Rosenbaum: You might be.

Gina Carbone: Ok, just one more question, who do you guys think would end up being the best bachelors? Do you think it should be Ben or Ames, Ryan, what do you think?

Ashley Hebert: I think that would be really, really good. I think the girls have loved him, but I also think Ryan and Ames would be good. Any of those guys would be great and we would love to watch any of them.

J.P. Rosenbaum: Yes, it was such a great group of guys that you really cannot go wrong, I don't think with any of them, we would certainly watch Ben or Ames or Ryan, any of those guys on the Bachelor.

Gina Carbone: Great, all right, good luck guys.

Ashley Hebert: Thank you.

J.P. Rosenbaum: Thank you.

Operator: Your next question comes from Stacey Becker from RBR.com.

Stacey Becker: Hi guys, congratulations.

J.P. Rosenbaum: Thanks.

Stacey Becker: Hi Joe, what's up?

Stacey Becker: I was so excited to hear that you are moving to New York because I am a New Yorker myself, so welcome, I cannot wait for you in the neighborhood.

Ashley Hebert: I heard you are going to go jogging.

Stacey Becker: I am ready, yes, whenever you want.

Ashley Hebert: I am down definitely.

Stacey Becker: But I need a (inaudible) other request.

Ashley Hebert: Perfect.

Stacey Becker: So, I guess, my first question is, you can just talk a little bit about your plans coming up in the next two months. When are you coming to New York, where do you think about you are going to be living and you know your practice here, are you going to be establishing it in the city, or you know, tell us about your plans?

Ashley Hebert: It is not all kind of up in the air right now. I know I am going to be moving to New York within the next, probably month or so, and I am still finishing up school at the same time. After that, I think I am going to take some time, apply for my license and just kind of, you know, allow the dust to settle, and then probably start practicing. I really don't even know if I am going to be practicing. It is all up in the air. Right now, there is so much going on.

Stacey Becker: Yes, ok, and then the second one is a little bit more of a controversial question but a lot of the readers on my blog have been asking about this.

Were you at all upset that, you know, ABC or the producers, they did not make the decision to tell you what was going on exactly on the side, you know, and like the past season with Jake, there was an issue where one the contestants named Roslyn was having an inappropriate relationship with one of the producers on the show, and Chris Harrison went and called her out on it, but you know the same thing was not done for you, and I don't know if they had shown you actually video clips that showed him speaking in a negative way about you if that would have influenced your decision, but was wondering if you were angry that they never brought that to your attention?

Ashley Hebert: Well, I do have to say that in my defense, I didn't know anything, I wasn't shown any videos, and in their defense, I have say that there was a part of me for a second that was thinking why didn't- why wasn't I shown, but then you have to think back like this journey is about, you know, the producers can't run and tell, what he said then she said, like it is about your own experience and your own journey.

So I understand there definitely was a part of me that was, you know, upset for a short period of time but then you realize that that is what this is all about and it is about your own journey and your own experience, and you know, it led me to such a great man that I wouldn't change anything, because there is a part of me that thinks that the hard times really brought me and J.P. closer together, and now we have this very strong relationship and I don't know that I will go back and change anything. So -.

Stacey Becker: Well, in the end, I think it was well worth it.

Ashley Hebert: Definitely.

Stacey Becker: That's what you meant congratulations, and I am psyched for you guys to move here. Good luck.

Ashley Hebert: Thank you so much.

J.P. Rosenbaum: Thank you.

Operator: Your next question comes from Amy Kaufman from LA Times.

Amy Kaufman: J.P., I knew you were going to pull it out in the end.

J.P. Rosenbaum: Thanks.

Amy Kaufman: My question is heading into the final day to deal family, Ashley, it seems really obvious that you clearly wanted to choose J.P. and so badly wanted your family to like him, and when your sister had that reaction, did you really take a moment to think (about) the issue kind of move J.P. for my entire life, maybe I shouldn't choose him, and did you really reconsider at that point?

Ashley Hebert: To be honest, I knew that I would follow my own gut and I would not let anyone else influence me, and that is what I loved about is this whole journey is I have got to trust myself. Now, the truth is I knew my sister was being tough, and I knew that she was so stubborn that she would never take it back even if she had to change her heart, so - and I knew that she would grow to love him and once she saw us together, I had no doubt that she would see what I feel, and things would be all right and things would be great, and actually they are. They are close now and they actually joke about it. So, all is well.

Amy Kaufman: Great, and then just quickly J.P., can you tell us a little more about what you do in New York, you said you were a construction manager, can you tell us more about your job?

J.P. Rosenbaum: Yes. We were primarily builders, every project we work on is somewhat different. We can be in a consulting role working for a developer, a bank, an insurance company, or we can be building a building, or we can develop ourselves where we do a lot of those things (inaudible) somewhat clear, every project is different but primarily we are builders.

Amy Kaufman: All right, thanks guys.

Operator: Your next question comes from Elizabeth Wagmeister from TV Guide Magazine.

Elizabeth Wagmeister: Hi, congratulations.

Ashley Hebert: Thank you.

J.P. Rosenbaum: Thank you.

Elizabeth Wagmeister: So Ashley being dumped by Brad on the previously season, does that make it more difficult for you to break the news to Ben?

Ashley Hebert: I definitely think that it primes you to be a little bit more sensitive, and you know it's breaking up with people, because you certainly know how it feels to be broken up with on national television, and it is not a nice feeling. So yes, I would probably say that it is definitely made me more sensitive.

Elizabeth Wagmeister: Ok and back to the Bentley issue. Do you wish that you had gotten the opportunity to confront him, and if so, what would you have said to him?

Ashley Hebert: You know, to be honest, maybe there was a point, when I first found out the things he was saying, I was angry at him, but that was so long ago and I have J.P., and I mean, to be honest, I forgave him a while back. I don't have any interest in talking to him or seeing him, and I'm so far removed from all of that. So, I wish him well and, hopefully, he wishes the same for me.

Elizabeth Wagmeister: All right, great thank you so much.

Ashley Hebert: Thank you.

Operator: Your next question comes from Arienne Thompson from USA Today.

Arienne Thompson: Hi guys, congratulations.

J.P. Rosenbaum: Thank you very much.

Ashley Hebert: Thank you.

Arienne Thompson: So, I am interested in how are you feeling about this move to New York? Ashley for you, you're obviously moving to a new city, but you guys are also moving in together. What are emotions swirling around for both of you? And Ashley obviously your little dog will have a new house? Maybe how are you feeling about this dog situation kind of combining yourself, you know, the usual stuff that goes along with moving in together?

J.P. Rosenbaum: I always knew that it was a package deal with Ashley. So I'm welcoming Boo's arrival.

Ashley Hebert: He is already practicing his dog relationship.

J.P. Rosenbaum: That is not happening.

Arienne Thompson: Can we hear a little bit of it J.P.?

J.P. Rosenbaum: I'm not sure I have one. You can hear hers.

Arienne Thompson: It would be great to hear that. And Ashley how are you feeling about moving in together? Are you like me that have 100 pairs of shoes, and when I moved in with my boyfriend, he was like, "where are these going?" Do you have that same sort of situation happening?

Ashley Hebert: Well, I really - I mean I'm really excited to, first of all just to be with him because obviously we have been separate for a while, and I am - I have no hesitation about moving in. I definitely don't have any anxiety about it. I think we are ready for that. And I don't have a lot of shoes luckily, but he cleaned out a closet for me, isn't that sweet?

Arienne Thompson: It is.

Ashley Hebert: It was like a big closet but for now, he cleans out a closet for me.

Arienne Thompson: And just one more question, this morning on Regis, when you guys did the lovers -?

Ashley Hebert: Oh no.

Arienne Thompson: We found out that you said I love you first, and just with editing and stuff on this show, it looks like J.P. said it first, so what was it like when you said it first, and for us it was like, oh! He is telling her but she is not saying anything back to him, this is kind of awkward, so as a viewer, a kind of saying like he was saying it first and you were not saying anything, so when you watched that back how did you feel about it?

J.P. Rosenbaum: Asking how you felt about it?

Ashley Hebert: How I felt about it? I felt like watching right back.

Arienne Thompson: So, in the finale last night, we saw J.P. saying, I am madly in love with you.

Ashley Hebert: Right.

Arienne Thompson: And you kind of were not saying anything back, and so for both of you to watch that back, did it seem awkward to you because for us it was like she is not saying anything, she is not saying anything, like worst nightmare, you know.

Ashley Hebert: No, we lived it, so we know what happened. We both knew how we felt about each other, so watching it, I guess, we are kind of biased and we knew that we both thought the same way, but I guess, I can see as a viewer how you would be like, come on Ashley, say something.

Arienne Thompson: Yes, I was like open your mouth and say it.

J.P. Rosenbaum: But I think all the viewer's know that if you were to say it back to me that quickly, it would be over. So, regardless of how she felt, I don't think we would know the truth until the end of it, and it is just kind of the nature of the beast, you know, from my end when you say something like that and, you know, you can't hear it back, it is a different thing being afraid that she won't say it back. I knew she could say anything back. And, you know, I put myself in that position but I knew what it was all about.

Arienne Thompson: Ok. Great thank you so much.

Ashley Hebert: You are welcome.

J.P. Rosenbaum: Ok.

Operator: Your next question comes from Janet Di Lauro from the Hollywood Know.

Janet Di Lauro: Hi guys congratulations again.

J.P. Rosenbaum: Thank you so much.

Ashley Hebert: Thank you.

Janet Di Lauro: I have a - the first question is for J.P., following up on the Bentley thing. Ashley said she has no desire to confront him. J.P. has a guy, would you like to have the opportunity sort of to confront him and set him straight?

J.P. Rosenbaum: No, I think he made his bed, and now he can lie on it. I - you know, he showed who he was and the worst part of it was watching, you know, Ashley see it for the first time and being hurt by it and all the people judging her based upon what they saw and not being able to defend Ashley, that was the hardest part, and like she said, the Bentley phase was so long ago. I have nothing to say to the guy, it's over in my book.

Janet Di Lauro: And Ashley at the Men Tell All, I know Ali Fedotowsky was there, Jason Mesnick, DeAnna Pappas. Did you have a chance to talk to any of them after the show, get a little bit advice about how to handle all this and specifically from Ali, advice on how to sustain a healthy relationship?

Ashley Hebert: Yes, I mean, I guess, I spoke to Ali. She was somebody that was really helpful throughout all the hard times, and I have to say that she definitely did give me advice on the most important thing is she has been through it and she - you know, I think she faced a little bit of criticism, and she - you know she had very similar things happen to her, so I felt like she actually knew, you know, what I was going through, and she - I almost feel like she gave me the strength to get through it in a way, just the things she was saying was like, you are right, you are right, you know, she had been removed from it for so long.

She had some great words, and then her relationship with Roberto, obviously they made it through all this, so she gave me, you know, we talked about something that we are going through and she got me helped out.

Janet Di Lauro: Anything in particular what she said.

Ashley Hebert: No, not really. I mean just kind of the general thing that all people live, this kind of journey, like just a - typical problems that the people have.

Cathy Rehl: Hello? Sorry, did you finish your question?

Operator: The question has been withdrawn.

Operator: You have a follow-up question from Amanda Hamilton from Examiner.com.

Amanda Hamilton: Hi guys, again.

Ashley Hebert: Hi.

Amanda Hamilton: I just want to go back to the things with your sister again real quick, were you so upset because, it kind of sounds like you knew going in there, it was J.P., are you pretty close to the siding of J.P., were you so upset because of what she said, in general. Were you so upset because you know it was J.P. and you wanted her to like him?

Ashley Hebert: I think I was probably both. Of course, I wanted my family to really love him as much as I did, but I think for me it was at that point in time I had been away from my family and friends for so long, and I just wanted somebody to be there for me and some of you just reported to me regardless of what my decision was, and I felt so alone. I felt alone through a lot of this and I wanted her there to make me feel like cool again, and instead it almost was like she pushed me farther away by saying that, so - but, you know what? It allowed me to really be alone and make that final decision based on what I was feeling, so maybe it was the best thing.

Amanda Hamilton: And although it was just a split second for viewers, maybe it was longer for you, but my heart is saying when she brought up Brad, how were you feeling when she said that?

Ashley Hebert: When she - Ok, so I knew she was completely like off with her judgment and you know when she said that she thought I was more into Brad, I thought, "Ok, I am not going to listen into anything she says because what I feel for him is completely different from what I felt for Brad." So, at that point, she lost me.

Amanda Hamilton: Well, I am glad that everything worked out and I am glad that everybody is getting along now. Congratulations again, nice being with you.

Ashley Hebert: Thank you.

Operator: You have a follow-up question from Beth Kwiatkowski from Reality TV World.

Beth Kwiatkowski: Hi guys, so this question is for both of you. You mention during and After the Final Rose special that you want a little time to, you know, let the media hype die down, and so I'm just asking what kind of rough timeframe are you two envisioning a wedding, and would you ever consider televising it to share the experience with your viewers?

J.P. Rosenbaum: Really, we haven't given any serious thought to it just because we have - we do have so much going on with her finishing school and moving up here and finding a job and moving into a new place. There is just so much going on that we really have not thought about it. We're not going to wait five years to get married, but we're going to take one step at a time and once things settle down, then we're going to start talking about wedding seriously. And as far as having it done on TV, we talked about it in just some time but no real thought has gone into it.

Beth Kwiatkowski: Ok, and also during and After the Final Rose, Chris Harrison pointed out that living in New York City might not be the best move if you are looking to have the media hype die down and stay out of the press. Did you two ever consider or have any concerns about that and did you ever considered maybe moving and starting in some place fresh like Ali and Roberto did when they moved to San Diego last year?

Ashley Hebert: No, I mean, I think, you know J.P. is in New York. He is settled here, he has a great job, he is happy here, and I'm open to moving wherever. I think New York is different from LA. I think it is going to be different, I think it is going to be a lot less than if we were to live in Southern California. I don't think like it would be like we would be living in (Inaudible) Maine, but I think that we are going to be okay here. I think it is what you choose to do with it.

Beth Kwiatkowski: Ok, good, well, I wish you luck with that, and my last question is that it is obvious that you two are very happy as a couple since the finale film, but is it really like the fairytale you both imagined it to be or has it been a little bit of a rocky road and that you faced some challenges or had your share of arguments since the final rose ceremony, anything like that?

Ashley Hebert: Yes, I mean I think, I don't know if we have had arguments. I think we definitely disagree on certain things and we view things differently but we talk through them and we get through them. We have a fairytale. I am not going to lie, like, we really do have a fairytale but, you know, like every- like the world saw their ups and downs, he had some tough times and I won and I had some tough times early on, it is not perfect, but it is great now, it's great.

Beth Kwiatkowski: Ok.

Ashley Hebert: It's a real relationship, it's not like we are in la la land, you know.

Beth Kwiatkowski: Absolutely, J.P. do you have anything to add to that?

J.P. Rosenbaum: Just, you know, once filming wrapped, and we went back to our homes and we were just able to be us even though we were hidden from, from everybody under secrecy, nothing faded, everything just got stronger. So any sort of buildup based upon living in Fiji and going on these crazy dates, and even if you're worried that things aren't going to be the same once you leave, it just got better. So, you know, once we got through that, I knew we were going to be great.

Beth Kwiatkowski: Ok, thank you so much.

Ashley Hebert: Thank you.

Operator: You have a follow-up question from Stacey Becker from RBR.com.

Stacey Becker: I have a very important question. I want to hear more about this kissing. Ashley, you said that J.P. is the best kisser ever, I want to know what makes him a great kisser, and J.P. I want to know is Ashley a good kisser.

J.P. Rosenbaum: It's a bad time someone asks the question.

Ashley Hebert: Guys, I have to tell you -.

Stacey Becker: I know there are a lot of girls on this line.

Ashley Hebert: I have to say that J.P. is the best kisser. I mean that I have ever kissed, and even when - and even very early on when I was not 100% emotionally attached to him, I was still dating a lot of other people, when I kissed them I said, "that is the best kiss I have ever had." I don't know what it is there is like this - there is this electricity between us - and just the way he kisses -.

J.P. Rosenbaum: Hold on a second.

Ashley Hebert: That was just a peck.

Stacey Becker: I feel the electricity through the phone.

J.P. Rosenbaum: My reaction this, I mean kissing really takes two, you know, I could be the best kisser in the world but if she is not kissing me back, then it is, you know, it is going to be awful, so I think she is the best kisser I have ever kissed as well and it takes two and it really does.

Stacey Becker: Thanks James.

J.P. Rosenbaum: No problem.

Stacey Becker: Thanks.

J.P. Rosenbaum: They would wish to do a video call next time.

Ashley Hebert: Yes.

Operator: We have a follow-up question from Janet Di Lauro from the Hollywood Know.

Janet Di Lauro: Hi.

J.P. Rosenbaum: Hi.

Janet Di Lauro: I think last night it was mentioned, I'm not sure if it was either by Ashley's sister or perhaps even by Ashley herself that you thought sister saw the two of you and J.P. as opposite, I'm wondering if you can talk a little bit about how you maybe are different, but how that sort of brings out another side of each other?

Ashley Hebert: Let me take it first.

J.P. Rosenbaum: Go for it.

Ashley Hebert: Ok. You know, I think what people think about relationships and who (inaudible) for them, they immediately think of the person that is similar to them, and for me I think I need somebody to balance me. I'm definitely high-energy, I'm silly and goofy, and I just need somebody to balance that out. To balance it out and also I think J.P. is definitely more reserved, he is sincere, he's quite, but I bring the fun out of him.

J.P. Rosenbaum: Ok.

J.P. Rosenbaum: Absolutely. I think we complement each other just so well.

Ashley Hebert: Yes.

J.P. Rosenbaum: And that is what makes it work.

Ashley Hebert: So, even though we are different, we have this relationship where we have an equal mixture of fun and seriousness and romance and, I don't know, we just have everything that you probably want in a relationship and we each bring a little bit of that to it.

Janet Di Lauro: Ok, and also after the proposal, there was a little tiny snippet where J.P. said, when you walked into the -?

Ashley Hebert: That is right, in the finale.

Janet Di Lauro: And you said that, I knew - I knew I was going to find my husband - I knew I am going to find my husband in this room, and J.P.'s reaction. Did you guys kind of get a lot of laughter out of that when you finally brought that up to her?

J.P. Rosenbaum: Well, at that time we didn't even know we were on camera.

Ashley Hebert: Yes.

J.P. Rosenbaum: It was - I mean I was just being completely raw and honest and -.

Ashley Hebert: I'm telling you that was the best part of the finale for me. That moment, it was so real when I saw him and funny and I loved, I love that that was included in there.

Janet Di Lauro: Thank you.

Operator: And you have a follow-up question from Arienne Thompson from USA Today.

Arienne Thompson: Hi again.

J.P. Rosenbaum: Hi.

Arienne Thompson: So, last night Chrystie had mentioned something about, you know, I'm welcoming J.P. with open arms and I can't wait to spend a lot of Christmases with him, and I think it was Ashley who said, and - you know, Ashley is really excited to learn about the Jewish faith and culture, and have you guys talked about that at all? About, you know, your different religions, and you know, it's a little early to talk about kids, but that is obviously something to consider, so what kind of conversations have you guys had about that if any?

Ashley Hebert: At first, I was nervous that his family would not be accepting me, but obviously that is not the case. I mean, we felt divided. The truth is I have been surrounded like a few - like three of my closest friends are Jewish, so I know a lot about it and I know a lot about the religion and the culture. I think that I am open to whatever J.P. wants to do, if he wants to raise our kids that way - Jewish - yes, actually whatever you want, because I am very open and I do not - I am not really set on anything, so whatever makes him happy, makes me happy.

J.P. Rosenbaum: And religion was never really a factor for me at all. I'm in love, so I'm in love and you can't control it, and I know my family is going to love whoever I love, so it was never an issue when we talked about including holidays and Christmas with the family and Passover with my family and it hasn't been a stumbling block at all.

Arienne Thompson: But at home, you weren't concerned at all that your parents are going to be like she is great, but we are Jewish, she was -?

J.P. Rosenbaum: Never, never ever, ever. My parents, my family is not like that at all. They are accepting of whomever I would bring home, so I was not worried about that.

Arienne Thompson: Right, thank you.

Ashley Hebert: Thank you.

Operator: And I show no further questions at this time.

Cathy Rehl: Well thank you.

Ashley Hebert: Thank you.

J.P. Rosenbaum: Thanks.

Cathy Rehl: We enjoyed having you with us, most of you all season long, and thanks for your support, and we look forward to being back with you again near the end of the year when we start our next Bachelor. So, stay tuned and thanks everybody.

Ashley Hebert: Thank you.

Operator: Ladies and gentleman, this does conclude today's conference. Thank you for participating. You may now disconnect.

END

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Wednesday, July 27, 2011 ABC Television Network

PRESS RELEASE - ENTERTAINMENT - BACHELORETTE TELECONFERENCE (8/2)

MEDIA ALERT

PLEASE JOIN US FOR A TELECONFERENCE WITH ASHLEY AND THE LAST BACHELOR STANDING, AFTER THE SEASON FINALE OF ABC'S "THE BACHELORETTE"


Two-Hour Season Finale Airs Monday, August 1, 8:00-10:02 p.m., ET

"After The Final Rose" Special Also Airs Monday, August 1, 10:02-11:00 p.m., ET


WHAT: Teleconference call with Ashley Hebert and the last Bachelor standing.

WHEN: Tuesday, August 2
1:30 p.m., ET/12:30 p.m., CT/11:30 a.m., MT/ 10:30 a.m., PT
Please note special day and time for this call.

WHO: Ashley Hebert, the Bachelorette, will make her final decision on Monday, August 1. The last two men are Ben F. and J.P. Take this opportunity to talk to Ashley and the last bachelor standing.

CALL INFO: Title: ABC Conference Call; "The Bachelorette"
Please plan to dial in 5 minutes prior to the scheduled start time.
Please note: This call is for media only.

PLEASE R.S.V.P. TO : Joyce Strange, [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]; by 11:00 a.m., ET on August 2.

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Thanks CC!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011 ABC Television Network

PRESS RELEASE - ENTERTAINMENT - SEASON FINALE OF THE BACHELORETTE, AND AFTER THE FINAL ROSE (8/1)

SEASON FINALE

IT'S ONE OF THE MOST ROMANTIC AND DRAMATIC NIGHTS EVER ON ABC, ON THE SEASON FINALE OF "THE BACHELORETTE," MONDAY, AUGUST 1



A Shocking Fight Between Ashley and Her Sister May Spell the End of One Relationship

And Immediately Following the Season Finale, Both Ben F. and J.P. Join Ashley
to Look Back at the Dramatic Ending to Her Journey to Find Love,
on "The Bachelorette: After the Final Rose"


"Episode 710" - In this gripping special conclusion, Ashley, who began her search for love with 25 bachelors, has survived a shocking and emotionally taxing journey and found herself falling in love with two very different, but wonderful men, Ben F. and J.P. As she prepares to make one of the most difficult decisions of her life, she invites the two remaining bachelors to tour more of the breathtaking island country of Fiji to meet her family. Ashley hopes her family will offer some crucial input about which incredible man they believe will make the better match for her. Then the men have one last chance to lay their hearts on the line, each trying to guarantee that he will be the one to get Ashley's final rose. Once fearful that none of the men would be drawn to her, she now has two men in love with her. But which man will she choose to leave paradise with and to share her life, and who will go home with a broken heart? The Season Finale of "The Bachelorette" airs MONDAY, AUGUST 1 (8:00-10:02 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.

With Ashley's search for her soul mate over, she talks to Chris Harrison about the two final bachelors this season in "After the Final Rose" special. She'll take viewers back to exotic Fiji on the final day, and to what she was thinking when she made the most challenging decision of her life. Ashley and the bachelor she rejected square off in an emotional discussion about his dramatic exit from the show - and he wants some answers. He will confront Ashley for the first time since that day he left heartbroken. Finally, Ashley and the man who received the final rose are together in public for the first time. They will discuss the difficulty of sustaining the relationship in secret, the roadblocks they encountered on their journey - including a surprise guest, Ashley's sister Chrystie, who was one of those obstacles -- and what the future will hold for them. It's an emotional conclusion to Ashley's heartfelt journey to find true love, on "The Bachelorette: After the Final Rose," MONDAY, AUGUST 1 (10:02-11:00 p.m., ET).

When J.P. first arrives to meet Ashley's family at the Vomo Island Resort and Spa, he appears to make a great first impression. However, Ashley's sister, Chrystie, whose opinion she has always valued, lets her know that she doesn't see this man as the one for her. The drama erupts as the two sisters confront one another in a sensational fight. Ashley is stunned by her sister's frank assessment and seeks solace from her brother. Meanwhile, Chrystie offers J.P. a litany of things that she finds troubling about any future relationship he might be planning with her sister. He is shocked by this summary appraisal. Will Ashley be forced to reassess her feelings for J.P. because of her sister's brutal opinion?

The following day, Ashley's attempts to clear the air with her sister fail and fireworks start again - especially when Chrystie drops the bomb that she saw more chemistry between her sister and



Brad than Ashley and J.P. Another heated verbal sparring session ensues while Ashley worries how her family will receive Ben F. But when this amiable bachelor arrives, he immediately charms everyone with his carefree attitude and sense of humor. Even Chrystie is happy to see Ashley be herself around Ben F., which will only make her decision ever harder.

Ashley is now down to her "last chance" dates with the final two men to bring some clarity to the situation. She and Ben F. soar in a helicopter over the Fijian seascape, landing near some natural hot springs where the couple spend a steamy time together. Later the date turns serious when the emotional Ben F. finally completely opens up to Ashley and admits that he loves her. This outpouring of emotion has a definite effect on Ashley.

The next day, Ashley and J.P. meet and the distressed bachelor is still reeling from Chrystie's harsh judgment of him. He begs Ashley not to let her sister's opinion influence her decision, but Ashley is determined to make sure that the man she picks is right both for her head and heart. Desperate to convince her that he is the one for her, J.P. admits he's falling madly in love with her. He even surprises her with a special gift that night as they snuggle.

Her journey is over and both men are ready to propose, but there is still one heart-breaking decision for Ashley to make before she can find her happily ever after.

The two remaining men are:

Ben F., 28, winemaker from Sonoma, CA
J.P., 34, construction manager from New York, NY

Hosted by Chris Harrison, "The Bachelorette" and "The Bachelorette: After the Final Rose" are productions of Next Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon Television. Mike Fleiss and Martin Hilton are the executive producers. "The Bachelorette" and "The Bachelorette: After the Final Rose" are broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format, with stereo sound.

"The Bachelorette: Episode 710" carries a TV-14,L parental guideline. A parental guideline for "After the Final Rose" will be assigned closer to airdate

These episodes of "The Bachelorette" will be available on ABC.com the day after airing on the network for users to watch online. For more information on "The Bachelorette" please visit ABC.com.

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Tuesday, July 26, 2011 ABC Television Network

PRESS RELEASE - ENTERTAINMENT - THE BACHELORETTE: THE MEN TELL ALL (7/31)

ASHLEY FACES THE MEN SHE REJECTED, AS 16 JILTED BACHELORS CONFRONT HER ON "THE BACHELORETTE: THE MEN TELL ALL," SUNDAY, JULY 31 ON ABC


Bachelor and Bachelorette Favorites, Including Jason Mesnick, Ali Fedotowsky,
DeAnna Pappas and Michelle Money, Weigh in on This Season


"The Men Tell All" -- It's an explosive reunion viewers won't want to miss, as the most memorable bachelors from this season - including Constantine, Ryan P, Ames, Mickey, William and Jeff "The Mask" -- return to confront each other and Ashley one last time on national television to dish the dirt and tell their side of the story. The men will discuss the difficulty of competing for Ashley and focus on the most controversial bachelor of the season - Bentley. William and Ben C. have a heated face-off about their dramatic two-on-one date and its aftermath. Ryan P. shares how he has changed since being on the show; and Ames, the bachelor who charmed America, explains his tactics for winning Ashley's heart. Finally, Ashley offers her very frank assessment about her experience on the series, remembering the good and bad times. Sensational unseen moments from one of the most dramatic "Bachelorette" seasons ever will also be featured, as will a special preview of Season Two of "Bachelor Pad," on "The Bachelorette: The Men Tell All," SUNDAY, JULY 31 (9:00-11:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.

Although one of the guys on everyone's lips this season - Bentley - has chosen not to attend, that didn't stop the rest of the men from discussing his shocking behavior and treatment of Ashley. Chris talks to Michelle Money about her warning to Ashley to stay away from Bentley because she had learned he wasn't interested in her, and that it was more a game to him.

But no discussion is more emotionally charged than when William is questioned about the moment he convinced Ashley to send Ben C. home. The men - not to mention Ben C. -- are skeptical of William's story that the reason he told Ashley that Ben C. was looking forward to Internet dating when he got home was only to protect the Bachelorette. When William takes the hot seat, he can barely stand the heat. He can't even look at the footage being played of his time on the show. And when a clip of his infamous comedy roast of Ashley is played, he can't bear to hear it.

Ryan P. takes the hot seat to talk about his prickly relationship with the other guys. He, too, struggles to watch his emotional exit from the show. It was all too real when Ashley sent him home. Ryan admits the journey changed him - for the better. And then Ames, the unique and intellectual bachelor who fell hard for Ashley, steps into the spotlight. He explains that he took things slowly because he wanted his relationship with Ashley to last forever. Ames also looks back at his Muay Thai boxing date, which sent him to the hospital.

Things heat up as Ashley must face the men she rejected. Immediately emotional, she discusses with Chris how difficult the season was for her and how much she regretted wasting so much time and not spending it with the men who were really there for her. Then Ali, DeAnna and Jason share with Ashley their thoughts about what she went through this season as she struggled with Bentley. While it has been a trying season for her, Ashley explains that at least now she knows what she doesn't want.

It's the bachelors like you've never seen them before! The special also includes a sneak peek at the season finale and the final two bachelors, Ben F. and J.P., vying for Ashley's heart and the final rose.

Hosted by Chris Harrison, "The Bachelorette: The Men Tell All" is a production of Next Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon Television. Mike Fleiss and Martin Hilton are the executive producers.

"The Bachelorette: The Men Tell All" will be available on ABC.com the day after airing on the network for users to watch online.

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PLEASE JOIN US FOR A TELECONFERENCE THURSDAY WITH RYAN P., WHOSE SURPRISE RETURN TO FIJI SHOCKED ASHLEY THIS WEEK,ON ABC'S "THE BACHELORETTE"


WHAT: Teleconference call with Ryan P., who shocked Ashley by visiting her in Fiji to ask for a second chance at love this week on "The Bachelorette," airing on ABC.

WHEN: Thursday, July 28, 12:30 p.m., ET/11:30 a.m., CT/9:30 a.m., PT

WHO: Ryan P, 31, solar energy executive from Corona Del Mar, CA, took a leap of faith and flew all the way to Fiji to see if he could convince Ashley to give him another chance to develop their relationship. However optimistic Ryan was as he waited to hear her answer, his hopes were dashed when, still reeling from Constantine's abrupt exit, Ashley let him know that she felt she had made the right decision before about him. She hadn't felt the passion that she now found with not just one, but the two final men. Still, as unhappy as he was, Ryan was very happy for Ashley. Although there wasn't an amazing ending in Ryan's future just yet, he had discovered he could open his heart fully after this experience and would be able to accept the right woman when she came along.

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The Bachelorette Heads to Fiji's Namale, the Most Romantic Resort in the South Pacific, for July 25 Episode

- Namale Offers Fans the Chance to Experience a Bachelorette Inspired, Romantic 7-Night Getaway -

NEW YORK, July 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Bachelorette's Ashley Hebert and her remaining bachelors will be heading to world-renowned resort and spa, Namale in Savusavu, Fiji, for the ninth episode of the hit reality show's seventh season, airing Monday, July 25 at 8:00-10:00 PM (ET/PT), on the ABC Television Network. Namale offers Ashley and her potential suitors the ultimate in romance –private villas, walks around the grounds to nearby rushing waterfalls, private dinners and luxurious spa treatments – a formula that will make it easy for the Bachelorette and one of her finalists to fall in love.

"Namale is one of the best hidden treasures I have ever come across. The peace and beauty is second to none," said Chris Harrison, host of ABC's The Bachelor & The Bachelorette.

Named the Best Hotel for Romance by TripAdvisor in its 2011 Travelers' Choice® awards, Namale is located on the edge of the Koro Sea in Savusavu, Fiji. The multi-award winning, all inclusive resort and spa provides the idyllic backdrop for romance, unparalleled luxury and privacy. While at Namale, Ashley and her finalists will wake up in private villas tucked among towering palms and bright hibiscus and will also enjoy lavish dining, a state-of-the-art spa and romantic excursions.

To further celebrate Ashley finding love in Fiji, Namale created a Bachelorette Inspired Romantic 7-Night Getaway Package, which includes seven nights at any bure or villa at the Namale Resort and the following amenities:

Inter-island transportation for two (limited time offer)
A chilled bottle of champagne at arrival and a basket of South Pacific fruits upon arrival
A Dolphin Day Tour to Natewa Bay
Namale's signature Couples Ultimate Fusion Spa Treatment, which boasts a unique combination of modern and traditional treatments
Horseback riding to Namale's privately owned waterfall with 3 course lunch served at the base of the falls
Private candlelight dinner over the Koro Sea and under a bed of stars
Lunch where the Bachelorette dined at the Walu Deck (or choose from Hanging Bed at beach, Veidomoni Deck, Blowhole Deck, Lasalasa, Main Bure private deck)
Romantic themed turndown service on the eve of departure
All-inclusive features of the resort:
All meals (champagne breakfast, 3 course lunches and 5 course dinners)
All beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) with no limitations on beers, spirits, house wines and house champagnes
Daily replenishable mini bar
Daily laundry services
Nightly turndown services
Internet room access and wi-fi connections
Complimentary access to fitness centre and indoor entertainment centre
Activities such as snorkeling, horseback riding, Fijian village visits and so much more


The Bachelorette Inspired Romantic 7-Night Getaway Package to Namale will be offered for 90 days after the July 25 episode airs, and travel dates are August 2011 through the end of March 2012. The inter-island transport is only offered for packages purchased before August 12th 2011.

Tune into ABC's The Bachelorette on Monday, July 25 at 8/7 Central to see Ashley's romantic adventure at Namale. To learn more about Namale, please visit [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

About Namale

Namale is the getaway for romance, relaxation, pampering and a spiritual renewal. Located on the edge of the Koro Sea in Savusavu, Fiji, the award-winning, five-star resort and spa has received numerous accolades, including One of the 50 Most Romantic Places on Earth by Luxury Magazine and 2010 World Travel Award as Fiji's leading Spa Resort. The 525 acre resort and spa boasts 19 unique villas and bures, a world-class spa that merges ancient wisdoms with the knowledge of modern medical sciences and research to create and a generous variety of activities.

About The Bachelorette

In the hit primetime romance reality series The Bachelorette, one lucky woman gets the opportunity to find the man of her dreams — and hopefully her groom-to-be — in this two-hour reality series. This single, very eligible bachelorette — a confident, successful and sensitive woman who is ready to find love — will embark on a romantic journey as she meets 25 handsome and intelligent men. As the Bachelorette gets to know each one, she'll continue to narrow the field. They will travel to exotic locations and spend time getting to know each other; she will introduce them to her family and friends and meet some of theirs. At the end of her romantic voyage, if she has found Mr. Right, will there be a proposal — and from whom? Hosted by Chris Harrison, The Bachelorette is produced by Next Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon Television.

Namale PR Contact
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Tuesday, July 19, 2011 ABC Television Network

PRESS RELEASE - ENTERTAINMENT - NEXT WEEK ON THE BACHELORETTE (7/25)

ASHLEY SWEEPS THE FINAL THREE MEN AWAY TO THE ROMANTIC PARADISE OF FIJI

FOR STEAMY OVERNIGHT DATES, BUT A STUNNING REVELATION FROM CONSTANTINE CHANGES ASHLEY'S WHOLE JOURNEY, ON ABC'S "THE BACHELORETTE"


A Surprise Visitor Returns to Claim a Second Chance to Find Love



"Episode 709" - Romantic adventures await Ashley and the final three bachelors - Ben F., Constantine and J.P. - as they travel to the tropical heaven of Fiji and the possibility of intimate overnight dates. There's electricity and passion in the air during these sand & surf excursions, as Ashley continues to explore what her future would be like with each one of these potential partners, and is faced with extending an invitation to each bachelor to spend the night in a "fantasy suite." However, one man - in a shocking return - asks Ashley to give him another chance to win her heart. But there is nothing that can prepare Ashley for the startling disclosure that Constantine makes, as her rollercoaster ride in search of a happy ending continues, on "The Bachelorette," MONDAY, JULY 25 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.

Ashley kicks off her tropical adventure by spending an afternoon on a luxurious yacht with charismatic Ben F., who has wowed her with his humor and sensitivity. They sail across sparkling ocean waters to a remote island where they enjoy some the world's best snorkeling at the celebrated Pirates' Den. Later things get serious over a candlelit dinner, as Ben F. finally reveals his feelings for her. But will he take the ultimate step and tell her he is falling in love with her?

Constantine and Ashley take a spectacular helicopter tour over the lush Fiji Islands. Their destination is a remote lagoon, and they enjoy a wonderful day frolicking in a majestic waterfall. Later that night, the couple reunite for a romantic dinner, but Ashley is totally taken aback by Constantine's astonishing news, which changes everything for her.

Still reeling from the events of the night before, Ashley visits the bachelor who traveled all the way to Fiji in hopes of getting her to look at their relationship with new eyes and invite him back into her life. Will she grant him his wish?

On her last date this week, Ashley surprises J.P. with a sea-to-air adventure as they take off in a seaplane over the panoramic seascape. They land on a private island of perfect white sand. The intimate day turns into a critical night when, at dinner, J.P. shares his feelings about their potential life together. But where does this leave Ashley?

Ashley has experiences a different path to love with each of these men, and it has left her feeling more vulnerable than she expected. After an emotional deliberation, she moves cautiously to the rose ceremony. She and the final two bachelors toast to continuing their adventure on Fiji - where they will meet her family. Her journey to find love is quickly coming to a close. Whom will she choose - but more importantly, will they choose her back?

The three remaining men are:

Ben F., 28, winemaker from Sonoma, CA
Constantine, 30, restaurant owner from Atlanta, GA
J.P., 34, construction manager from New York, NY

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Tuesday, July 19, 2011 ABC Television Network

PRESS RELEASE - ENTERTAINMENT - BACHELORETTE MEDIA ALERT

MEDIA ALERT


PLEASE JOIN US FOR A TELECONFERENCE THURSDAY WITH AMES,
THE MAN ELIMINATED THIS WEEK ON ABC'S "THE BACHELORETTE"



WHAT: Teleconference call with Ames, who was eliminated this week on "The Bachelorette," airing on ABC.

WHEN: Thursday, July 21, 12:30 p.m., ET/11:30 a.m., CT/9:30 a.m., PT

WHO: Ames, 31, portfolio manager from New York, NY, was smitten with Ashley -- something that was clearly evident to his family when he brought her home to meet them. However his sister wasn't sure she saw the same passion and spark from Ashley to match her brother, and told him to step up the romance. While Ashley hadn't felt the excitement yet from her slow and steady relationship with Ames, she wanted to and acknowledged that they shared the same outlook on life, that he pulled so much magic from an ordinary day and that he probably would make the best husband. But all of that was not enough. It wasn't easy for Ashley because she cared so much about Ames and she would cherish the time they spent together forever, but she needed to let him go. Ames was numb and left wondering why she didn't fall in love with him as he had with her. He was still left looking for a love he thought he had found with Ashley.

CALL INFO: IT IS NECESSARY TO RSVP TO RECEIVE THE CONFERENCE TELEPHONE NUMBER AND CONFERENCE CODE!

Title: ABC Conference Call: "The Bachelorette"
Please plan to dial in 5-10 minutes prior to the scheduled start time.
Please note: This call is for media only.

PLEASE RSVP TO Joyce Strange, [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]; by 11 a.m., ET on July 21.

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Tuesday, July 12, 2011 ABC Television Network

PRESS RELEASE - ENTERTAINMENT - TELECONFERENCE WITH ELIMINATED BACHELOR LUCAS (7/14)

MEDIA ALERT


PLEASE JOIN US FOR A TELECONFERENCE THURSDAY WITH LUCAS, ONE OF THE MEN ELIMINATED THIS WEEK ON ABC'S "THE BACHELORETTE"


WHAT: Teleconference call with Lucas, who was eliminated this week on "The Bachelorette," airing on ABC.

WHEN: Thursday, July 14, 12:30 p.m., ET/11:30 a.m., CT/9:30 a.m., PT

WHO: Lucas, 30, oilfield equipment distributor from Odessa, TX, was anxious to bring Ashley home to meet his parents. He felt his family was ready for him to be happy after having survived a difficult divorce three years ago. Lucas wanted to be married again and have kids. He was totally confident he was going to get a rose. However, after Ashley sent Ryan home and then cancelled the cocktail party, Lucas had a bad feeling about what was coming. There wasn't a super romantic connection between them, but he felt like he had known her for a long time. He was shocked at being let go and wasn't ready for it to be over. Ashley thought Lucas was a great guy. She was hoping she made the right decision and never expected the kind of pressure she was feeling. And it would only get worse.

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In the eighth episode of "The Bachelorette," which will air Monday, July 18 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET), the stakes are high as Ashley returns from her exciting tour of the Far East for an emotionally charged journey across the country to visit Constantine, Ames, Ben F. and J.P. in their hometowns. Her bonds are growing stronger with these men, but she is severely tested by some of the families. How ready are these bachelors for marriage? Ashley is about to find out from the people who know them best, as she moves closer to making her own fairytale come true. However, in a heartbreaking turn, she must send one man home.

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Tuesday, July 12, 2011 ABC Television Network

PRESS RELEASE - ENTERTAINMENT - NEXT WEEK ON THE BACHELORETTE (7/18)

ASHLEY RETURNS TO THE U.S. TO JOIN THE FOUR REMAINING BACHELORS

IN THEIR HOMETOWNS AND FINDS HERSELF ON THE HOT SEAT WITH SOME OF THE FAMILIES, ON ABC'S "THE BACHELORETTE"



"Episode 708" - The stakes are high as Ashley returns from her exciting tour of the Far East for an emotionally charged journey across the country to visit Constantine, Ames, Ben F. and J.P. in their hometowns. Her bonds are growing stronger with these men, but she is severely tested by some of the families. How ready are these bachelors for marriage? Ashley is about to find out from the people who know them best, as she moves closer to making her own fairytale come true. However, in a heartbreaking turn, she must send one man home, on "The Bachelorette," MONDAY, JULY 18 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.

Ashley heads to the suburbs of Atlanta to visit Constantine, the handsome restaurateur, who has been slow to develop his romance with the Bachelorette. Will the couple take a step forward or come to a grinding halt in his hometown? Ashley sees a whole new side to Constantine as he takes her to his workplace for a fun, flirtatious pizza-making lesson. He admits to her that, although the pace of their relationship has been slow, it feels real and genuine to him. He couldn't be happier about how things are progressing, but does Ashley concur? That night she is introduced to Constantine's big, Greek family. Everyone dances the night away and Ashley is quite taken with this bachelor's affectionate family. But Constantine's protective mother worries that Ashley will want to take her beloved son away from his close-knit family. Will this be a sticking point in the relationship?

The tranquil countryside of Pennsylvania is the backdrop for Ashley to meet Ames, the sophisticated, accomplished bachelor who has intrigued her from the start. Ames' fun-loving family shares valuable insights about this reserved suitor who has suffered the loss of both his father and stepfather. Worried that her brother may fall behind the other men in developing a relationship with Ashley, his sister offers Ames some advice on kicking the romance into high gear before it's too late. Heeding her, Ames whisks Ashley away for a romantic picnic and a spectacular horse and carriage ride through the picturesque Pennsylvania landscape. Will this be enough for Ashley to offer him a rose?

Ashley travels to the lush countryside of Sonoma, California, where she joins Ben F., the dashing winemaker, who has been making a late charge for her heart. The charismatic vintner invites Ashley for an intimate picnic, on which he tells her that this journey has helped him tear down the emotional wall he put up after the death of his father. For the first time he is ready for a serious relationship. Later Ben F. escorts Ashley to his family home to meet his sister and mother. Although this sensitive bachelor may have convinced Ashley he is a changed man, will his family agree with him?

Finally, Ashley travels to Long Island, New York, where J.P. surprises her with a retro trip back to a roller skating rink. A few pratfalls and lots of laughs later, things turn serious as J.P. confesses that he is afraid to have his heart broken again after his last failed relationship. When Ashley visits his family, she realizes he isn't the only one who is worried about J.P. getting his heart broken again.

Ashley's feelings for all four men have deepened, especially after sharing so much with their families. So when she returns to Los Angeles for the rose ceremony, she regretfully says goodbye to one heartbroken bachelor and chooses the three final men who will accompany her to their final exotic destination - Fiji.

The four remaining men are:

Ames, 31, portfolio manager from New York, NY
Ben F., 28, winemaker from Sonoma, CA
Constantine, 30, restaurant owner from Atlanta, GA
J.P., 34, construction manager from New York, NY

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Tuesday, June 28, 2011 ABC Television Network

PRESS RELEASE - ENTERTAINMENT - ON THE BACHELORETTE, JULY 11

ASHLEY TAKES THE FINAL SIX MEN ON A SPECTACULAR TRIP TO TAIWAN

AS THE CRUCIAL HOMETOWN DATES LOOM, AND EMILY MAYNARD
BREAKS HER SILENCE ABOUT HER RELATIONSHIP WITH BRAD WOMACK

IN AN EXCLUSIVE FIRST INTERVIEW, ON ABC'S "THE BACHELORETTE"



"Episode 707" - The pressure mounts as Ashley must decide which four men will have the opportunity to take her home to meet their families. Taiwan, the "hidden jewel of Asia," is the romantic city where Ashley will make her most important decision yet. She still has serious questions about some of the men, but must be ready to let two of them go forever. Will she make the right choice? And in a revealing, emotional tell-all update, Emily Maynard, the single mom who captured Brad Womack's heart, will finally speak out about the state of her relationship with Brad, on "The Bachelorette," MONDAY, JULY 11 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET), on ABC.

A reluctant Emily sits down with Chris Harrison to explain how she confronted her struggle with living in the public eye. Then she reveals whether or not she and Brad are engaged - all in hopes of putting to rest the rumors swirling around her.

When the guys arrive at the Regent Hotel in Taipei, Taiwan, Constantine discovers that he has the first one-on-one date with Ashley. The couple head out to the Taiwanese countryside on an old fashioned train. They arrive in a quaint village where they take in the sights and partake of a local custom, decorating a paper lantern with their wishes. Ashley wishes for romance, but will her wish come true? Later that night after dinner, they release their love lantern into the sky, marveling as it is joined by hundreds of others. It's the ideal romantic setting. Will Ashley get her wish, or will this relationship flicker and die?

The next day, Ben F. meets Ashley at a breathtaking national park. They hop aboard a scooter and zip past majestic waterfalls and magnificent mountains, holding on to each other for dear life. Later at dinner, this cautious, but sensitive bachelor finally expresses his true feelings for Ashley, which sincerely touches her. But is it enough to guarantee Ben F. a hometown date?

However, the next morning when Ben F. doesn't return from his date, it drives one of the bachelors into an emotional frenzy. When Ben F. finally does return, the jealous man storms out of the room, unable to control his emotions.

On an unusual three-on-one date, Ames, J.P. and Lucas join Ashley in Taipei's world famous photography district. She informs them that they will be dressing up in traditional wedding attire and taking customary Taiwanese wedding photos with her. As they kiss and pose for the cameras, the envious man continues to simmer with jealousy. All three men impress Ashley, but only one will get a rose guaranteeing him a hometown date. Who will it be?

Ashley's last date of the week is with Ryan. She escorts him to a local temple and then to the historic Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Square. It's a magical setting, but Ashley needs to make sure there is a romantic connection with this optimistic and energetic bachelor.

By the end of the week, Ashley breaks down under the pressure of having to send home two amazing -- but now shocked and heartbroken -- men. It's time to return to the States with the four remaining men, who are only too happy to have the chance to introduce Ashley to their families and continue the quest to win her heart.


The six remaining men are:

Ames, 31, portfolio manager from New York, NY
Ben F., 28, winemaker from Sonoma, CA
Constantine, 30, restaurant owner from Atlanta, GA
J.P., 34, construction manager from New York, NY
Lucas, 30, oilfield equipment distributor from Odessa, TX
Ryan P, 31, solar energy executive from Corona Del Mar, CA

Hosted by Chris Harrison, "The Bachelorette" is a production of Next Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon Television. Mike Fleiss and Martin Hilton are the executive producers.

"The Bachelorette" is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format, with stereo sound. A TV parental guideline will be assigned closer to airdate.

This episode of "The Bachelorette" will be available on ABC.com the day after airing on the network for users to watch online. For more information on "The Bachelorette" please visit ABC.com.

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Source: TV Grapevine

Why Did Bentley Return and How Will It Affect Ashley and the Other Men?


Before Ashley Hebert can even explore the wonders of Hong Kong with any of the remaining men, she is blown away when Chris Harrison informs her that the mean-spirited Bentley has flown all this way to see her. Shocked, but hopeful that he is here to honestly compete for her heart, she goes to speak to him. Her mind is filled with what might have been, but will she discover in this very visceral confrontation that he is there to sweep her off her feet, or is he there just to play more mind games with her for his own amusement?

Later that day, Ashley whisks Lucas off on a fairytale date. The couple walks the bustling streets of Hong Kong before sharing a romantic dinner on a vintage junk boat with the city's panoramic skyline as a backdrop. Things turn serious when Lucas tries to open up emotionally about his grueling divorce. Will his honesty score him a rose, or will Ashley be tempted to send him back to Texas with a broken heart?

The next day Ashley welcomes six bachelors to famed Stanley Beach, where she charges them with participating in the ancient Chinese pastime of dragon boat racing. The men, now separated into three teams of two, must scour the streets of Hong Kong to recruit the rest of the necessary eight-man teams. The rag-tag squads compete in an intense and exhilarating battle that gets everyone's heart racing. And later that night, at an after party hearts race again as the men compete for Ashley's attention. One sensitive bachelor exchanges sweet kisses with her, another passionate guy makes his move in an elevator. Will one of these men receive the rose, or will an unpopular bachelor yet again impress Ashley, much to the chagrin of the other guys?

J.P. meets up with Ashley at the city's legendary Victoria's Peak Park for a special individual date where their chemistry is undeniable. But Ashley's feelings for J.P. compel her to tell him about Bentley's surprise visit. Will this news cause a rift between her and this genuine bachelor?

And finally, Ashley, in an effort to be sincere and upfront, decides to tell her remaining bachelors about Bentley's visit at the cocktail party. But the news really doesn't sit well with them, including one extremely distressed suitor. After the confrontational turmoil of the cocktail party, Ashley is not sure what to expect at the rose ceremony. But now she believes that one of the six men she will take with her to enjoy Taiwan could be her future husband, as the time ticks down to the crucial hometown dates.

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