Last night on the premiere of the new season of The Bachelor, the world got to meet a whole new cast of women out to win bachelor Ben Flajnik‘s affections. Most of them were the predictably forgettable tanned dental hygienists and account managers of seasons gone by. But producers outdid themselves by casting the show’s first blogger contestant.
Jenna Burke describes herself as a freelance writer, but ABC simply lists her occupation as “Blogger.” We suspect that means she is “unemployed,” but she is certainly a reality TV force to be reckoned with. Here’s what we learned about Jenna last night. Keep reading »
Since the start of “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” latest season, I haven’t been able to pinpoint my feelings on Brandi Glanville. Each episode, my thoughts on her vacillate wildly. Very first impression, I wasn’t a fan. Maybe it was my spidey senses tingling that there was something “off” about her, or maybe I was just jealous of her ridiculous body. But then, when the rest of the cast reverted to high school mean girls, laughing and whispering about her — in front of her — I felt bad for her. And that sort of trumped my initial bad vibes toward her.
I now know that it’s all relative. Not excusing the ladies’ rude obnoxious behavior, but Brandi is kind of a yahoo. And not just because of the way she acted in last night’s episode. Because the former Mrs. Eddie Cibrian had a drunken marriage in Vegas this past weekend – and, to add insult to injury, followed it up with a barrage of idiotic tweets. Read more…
Here’s another one to add to your list of ridiculously amusing Tumblr blogs: Goths Up Trees, which documents the fascinating phenomenon of, well, goth people sitting in trees. It’s only a couple weeks old, but already well stocked with photos that are graded on a 5-star rating system, taking into account such important factors as fog, velvet, eyeliner, tree height, and presence of a rat. [Goths Up Trees]
Super awesome news, kids! “Portlandia” returns to IFC for its second season this Friday, but if that sounds like too long to wait for your favorite hipster satire, no worries! The second episode from this coming season is available early on the show’s Facebook page — and above. This episode — titled “One Moore Episode” — is chock full of awesome: “Battlestar Galactica”! Artisan knots! Backyard fire pits! Guest appearances by Eddie Vedder, Jeff Goldblum, and Edward James Olmos! Shit. I need more. Please post just one more episode, Carrie and Fred? I need it. Just one more. [Facebook: Portlandia]