How Henning wound up writing for a women's interest website he has no idea (he knows) but the plain and simple truth is that he enjoys recapping 'The Bachelorette', and has probably always been a little estrogen-enriched. Outside Bustle, Henning is trying to figure out where he fits in the testosterone-fueled jungle of Hollywood screenwriting. Say hi at any one of Starbucks' 600 LA locations!

Did Andi string this guy along?

Another week, another Bachelorette recap, another Sling outage. We're in Groundhog Day here, fellow travelers on this romantic journey, doomed to watch the same story again and again -- with or without sound -- as we try desperately to wring…
By Henning Fog

'Bachelorette': How do you mime love?

Last week's Bachelorette gave us some pretty blah one-on-one dates, right? You had Andi and Brian cooking food, which on paper is wonderfully intimate and a great test of natural chemistry. And then you have the execution, which is Brian talking…
By Henning Fog

'SYTYCD': Here's how you bomb your audition

As we mentioned before, Wednesday's So You Think You Can Dance brought the DUDES in a way we didn't see last week, highlighting male dancers of a variety of backgrounds and disciplines. Most of these talents made it through to at least the…
By Henning Fog

'SYTYCD': Conrad Dechabert's second chance

Wednesday night brought with it the last of the audition nights for So You Think You Can Dance , and a trip to Atlanta -- home, I learned, of some crazy dance troupes. One was called Dragon House. Another was called something else. In any case,…
By Henning Fog

Why is Andi Dorfman always making this face?

Monday brought with it the first new Bachelorette in two weeks, a European affair that took us dancing, miming, and cooking through the sometimes figurative, sometimes literal streets of Marseilles. Finally, finally we're into that B-Town NEXT LEVEL…
By Henning Fog

'Bachelorette': Marseilles can you see (the tears)

EUROPE, everybody! That's right -- Bachelorette season ten is finally out of America and back to the Mother Continent. The wine is crisper, the romance more palpable, and the chance for tears magnified by about a thousand percent. We've reached the…
By Henning Fog

'SYTYCD': Watch out for Jordan Epstein

Three weeks into the audition rounds of So You Think You Can Dance season 11, we've already seen some remarkable highs and lows. On Wednesday, we visited Philadelphia, Boston, and New York among other cities to add to that ledger. In Boston, we met…
By Henning Fog

'SYTYCD' and Bridget Whitman bring the tears

So You Think You Can Dance, I'm very quickly learning, offers the same kind of tear-jerking stories in these auditions as American Idol has employed for so many years. (Acknowledging, of course, that SYTYCD has been on for eleven seasons now and is…
By Henning Fog

More behind the scenes footage, 'Bachelorette'!

Make no mistake: clip shows, like the Bachelorette edition ABC ran on Monday night in lieu of a new episode, serve no purpose except that of a time filler. Sure they advertise "wild footage you didn't see!" or the promise that the previous episodes…
By Henning Fog

'Bachelorette': Can you live-blog recap a recap?

Some weeks you've got double the Bachelorette episodes, just a plethora of Bachelorette-related hours you can enjoy (or not, depending!). And then other weeks, like this one, you sit down to your favorite dating show/twisted sociological experiment…
By Henning Fog

Welcome back, you yard-pissing hellions!

Five years ago there was this show, right, this tiny show called Jersey Shore that came out of nowhere to become the epicenter of our pop cultural focus. Overnight, tanned meatheads with names like "Snooki" and "The Situation" and "DJ Pauly D" took…
By Henning Fog

Take a minute to clap for the two middle-aged ones

At some point Friday, or Saturday, or Sunday, or maybe several times over the next few days and on into the month of June, then July, you will sit down to watch the film adaptation of The Fault in Our Stars. And you will weep. LORD, how you will…
By Henning Fog

'Bachelorette' needs better groupers. Try these!

As we sat through another blah group date Monday night (another blah group date in two nights at that), I couldn't help but think that The Bachelorette really rests on its laurels when it's forced to organize more than a few guys at a time. The…
By Henning Fog

Capital-D Drama on tonight's 'Bachelorette'?!?

Because this is America, country of excess and giving the people what they want, we're graced this week with not one but two episodes of 1950s-style courtship set to a soundtrack of upcoming easy listening artists. Last night we saw Andi say goodbye…
By Henning Fog

Please imagine this 'Bachelorette' as an old lady

I'm sorry to report that the banner image there is not taken from this week's episode, and another trip to the strip club. If only! No, Sunday's "special" episode of the The Bachelorette offered none of the sensual, carnal delights on display (for…
By Henning Fog

'The Bachelorette': Andi sheds guys, we shed tears

It's Sunday, which is not the usual time for us to be watching and/or discussing The Bachelorette. But we have to presume that they're airing double episodes this week because they're so damn good. (Or else, I don't know, ABC is trying to plug some…
By Henning Fog

Does 'Boy Meets World' hold up 20 years later?

When news broke last year of a Boy Meets World follow-up series, Girl Meets World, I was sort of stunned by fan reaction. And when I write "fan reaction," I really mean "tweets from twenty-something friends." We'd all watched BMW as kids -- when it…
By Henning Fog

Is 'Undateable' worth your TV viewing attention?

The answer to that question is complicated. Undateable, despite its title, comes with a pretty great TV pedigree. You've got Bill Lawrence, crazy-prolific creator/producer of some of the best sitcoms in recent memory, most notably Cougar Town and…
By Henning Fog

Don't Drink and 'Bachelorette', potential suitors!

It's just week two of The Bachelorette on what's shaping up to probably be a less than completely wild season (although who's to say? Juan Pablo didn't reveal the extent of his mania until at least week five), but we have already digested what is a…
By Henning Fog

'Bachelorette' Live-Blog: Stripping date, already!

Last week we were re-introduced to Andi Dorfman and regular-introduced to 25ish young men of various hair lengths and sexual orientations all vying for her heart, or a shot at fame. We'll find out soon who's there for the right reasons and who is…
By Henning Fog