The latest edition of ABC’s hit reality dating show, The Bachelorette is winding down. Its finale will air on Monday, August 5th. As audiences count down to this season’s finale, Us Weekly magazine takes an in-depth look at the upcoming season finale for its cover story. One of the big revelations from this season’s last episode is that of her final three suitors, contestant Desiree Hartsock will see one of the trio depart the show before the rose ceremony. Making matters even more interesting for viewers is that the the departed contest in question was the object of Hartsock’s affections. And in learning of the subject’s departure, Hartsock was left quite broken-hearted. An insider with The Bachelorette was quoted of saying about this season’s final episode, “Des didn’t see it coming.” When asked about how she felt about seeing herself in the upcoming finale, Hartsock told Us Weekly, “No one’s excited to see themselves cry.” The new edition of Us Weekly hits newsstands tomorrow, Friday, July 26th.
Also in this week’s edition Us Weekly, Adam Levine’s fiancé, Behati Prinsloo, dishes on the couple’s engagement and upcoming nuptials. Prinsloo notes in her interview with Us Weekly that she is still trying to get acclimated to all of the changes. “It was a surprise,” she said. “It hasn’t even sunk in yet! Last night, I forgot I slept with my ring on. I woke up and went, Oh hello!’” Levine proposed to Prinsloo only three weeks after the couple had gotten back together.
In movie news, Us Weekly sits down with actor Garrett Hudlund in this week’s new issue and discusses his choice to not star in the upcoming big screen adaptation of author E.L. James’ novel 50 Shades of Grey. The magazine has confirmed that Hudlund turned down the lead role of Christian Grey in the interview. According to a source close to the film, Hudlund turned down the role because “doing a possible trilogy was too big a commitment and producers wouldn’t let him do just one film.” Fans can check out the new issue of Us Weekly for all of the details on who might take Hudlund’s place in the series’ lead role.
Us Weekly also sat down with veteran actor Bruce Willis for a very candid interview about his image on screen versus who he is away from the cameras. Willis joked about being a gentleman when asked about his Red 2 co-star Mary-Louise Parker. “I don’t know if I’m a real gentleman. I would say I’m an OK gentleman.” Willis proved he was a gentleman as Us Weekly caught him using a prop gun to shoot a blank at a bee that came too close to Parker. “Yeah, that’s a real thing that happened,” he admitted. “I shot it in the wing and it spun to the ground. But I did not kill the bee. No bees were injured.” When he was asked about his role of dad to his four daughters, Willis said, “I love making my kids laugh. I even try to make my youngest daughter laugh now [Mable, 16 months]. She can’t really run away, even when she doesn’t like my jokes!”
And in what has to be one of the most interesting features in this week’s issue of Us Weekly, June Shannon, Honey Boo Boo’s mom, sits down for an interview and shares her thoughts on parenting. Us Weekly asked Shannon about her thoughts on keeping her kids from smoking and dressing inappropriately. When asked about keeping her kids from smoking, she said, “It’d be hard because I did it when I was a teenager.” When asked about her children’s attire, she had this to say. “The s—t don’t happen in my house. I don’t want my girls showing off too much. I don’t allow [spaghetti strap] tank tops or short shorts.” Here Comes Honey Boo Boo recently aired a special season premiere that allowed audiences to use a scratch and sniff card to smell certain items throughout the episode. Leading fragrance guru Sean O’Mara discussed the promotion by TLC; specifically the experience of smelling the pork and beans. O’Mara said of this experience, “This smelled more like roadkill than pork and beans. I would have played up the barbecue sauce.” He also shared his comments on smelling the butter in the season premiere. He said of this one, “It was meant to be butter, but smelled like cake frosting. I wouldn’t use it on a baked potato.”
These stories and much more are all in this week’s new issue of Us Weekly magazine. It will be available Friday, July 26th on newsstands everywhere. And for even more from Us Weekly readers can “Like” the magazine on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/UsWeekly or check out the Us Weekly official website at http://www.UsMagazine.com.
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