Normally, the two-hour finale of “The Bachelor” and the subsequent hour of “After the Final Rose” are bloated with filler scenes and not-at-all exciting revelations. Even though this season of “The Bachelor” has been unlike any other, in that, you know, Juan Pablo Galavis is not fit to marry anyone and has been all-around terrible, I thought we got the full extent of his doucheitude in every other episode, and this one would be fairly boring and tame. After all, it’s been obvious for weeks that — SPOILER ALERT! – he was going to choose Nikki in the end and Clare was going to be “left brokenhearted.” Well consider me very, very surprised that I found all three hours of last night’s episode to be a complete car wreck of delights. Let’s review the episode’s best and worst moments and then celebrate that Juaaaaaan-uary is finally fucking over. Keep reading »
Well, “The Bachelor” has kind of duped me again. It’s my fault for thinking there was even a chance that last night’s “nightmare fantasy suite” episode would live up to the hype of the teasers, but alas, Andi did not break up with Juan Pablo because he tried to pull a switcheroo and stuck it in her butt during the overnight dates. While that may have happened — girlfriend is walking kinda slowly the morning after (as you’ll see in a clip after the jump) — Andi’s reason for dumping Juan Pablo was the sudden realization that he’s a self-absorbed, uninteresting douchebag. Um … it took until the second to last episode to figure that out? Maybe not! After the jump, my assessment of last night’s debacle — which included a lengthy fight over whether Juan Pablo would use the word “default” (I’m serious!) — and some thoughts on who the next “Bachelorette” could be. Keep reading »
Whether you like them or not, Snooki, The Situation and company will long be missed. The “Jersey Shore” cast created a legacy durable enough that other reality TV wannabes are happy to carry on their traditions in their absence. “Mexico Shore,” which is exactly what it sounds like, is now in the works to fill the void that the Seaside Heights meatballs left in our reality-loving hearts. MTV Latin America will start airing the series in September. Keep reading »
“I felt really bad. I mean, I didn’t care too much for Kate or whatever, but I felt really bad for [13-year-old twins] Mady and Cara because I love them and they’re just put in this situation. It was like deer in the headlights. It just kind of proves my point of Kate bringing the kids out instead of her just sort of doing it herself. It all blew up in everyone’s face and I feel horrible for my children because now they’re going to have to deal with the public. By body language they were probably like, ‘What’s the moral thing to do and what does my mom want me to do?’ They were torn and they just shutdown. It was just a classic case of being silent. You get to a point where you are like, ‘I don’t know who to please. Do I please myself or do I please my parents — or my mother? [When asked if the twins were manipulated] In my heart that’s what I believe, that’s how I feel. Can I prove it? I can’t prove it, but you can’t take my feelings away from me. I feel that way.”
It’s been a few years since anyone cared about “Jon & Kate Plus Eight,” despite Kate Gosselin’s impassioned effort to shove herself and her children in the spotlight. After Kate dragged the couple’s twin daughters on “The Today Show” yesterday [second item] to parrot how ‘normal’ they are and both girls, tellingly, clammed the fuck up, Kate’s ex Jon Gosselin has actually emerged as the saner parent. Jeez, these poor kids. Can’t they just have a truly normal life and get off our TVs? (I’m sure Jon thrilled to see his ex-wife humiliated on live TV, though.) [US Weekly] [Photo: WENN]
I have a confession to make: ”Toned Up” is my new “guilty” pleasure — but I am unashamed.
My friend/workout buddy Kate introduced me to the show, which follows the lives of the ladies behind the Tone It Up fitness empire, and I’ve secretly gotten totally hooked. The show follows best friends Karena and Katrina (yeah, their names are really that similar), who started their exercise business together a few years ago. Yes, they are both model-gorgeous and do things like hold board meetings at the beach. But there’s a whole lot more to the women than that. Anyway, I’d certainly rather watch fitness gurus goof off on TV than angry housewives!
Here are just few reasons “Toned Up” is actually great: Keep reading »
Dare I say it, but last night’s episode of “The Bachelor” — which I livetweet every week from The Frisky’s Twitter account — might have been the darkest episode in the show’s history. Yes, I said “darkest.” I mean, not “Sons of Anarchy” dark, but the episode was more depressing than usual, and not because it featured a gaggle of women, desperate for love, fighting over one dude. No, last night’s episode was depressing because, during a group date, one bachelorette was coerced into getting “naked” for a photoshoot, while another got so wasted that she ended up having a crying freakout in the bathroom. Keep reading »
I knew Sharleen was going to be the oddest bird “The Bachelor” ever did see. On last night’s premiere, I was shocked to see Juan Pablo decide to give his first impression rose to well-traveled opera singer, Sharleen. The smart girl who reads Haruki Murakami gets the rose for once? What show am I watching?! I thought. And then my mouth really dropped when Sharleen was very clearly unhappy and weirded out about getting the rose, because she wasn’t feeling Juan Pablo as much as he was feeling her. So uncomfy was Sharleen that I almost expected her to turn it down and walk out the door in favor of doing math problems or something. I predicted yesterday that Sharleen wouldn’t have a shot at the final rose and she still doesn’t — because she won’t want it. Clip above!