Recently, the word on the street has been that Ali Fedotowsky leaves “The Bachelorette” a single lady. As I watched Monday’s episode, I couldn’t get this out of my head, especially when Ali said something to the effect of, “To go though all this and leave alone … ” Way to foreshadow, ABC! But, Us Weekly assures us that this is not the case. Their sources tell them that Ali not only gets a proposal in Bora Bora, but that she accepts it. They say she is already at work planning her Converse-clad wedding, which will be in early 2011. So which report is true—that she leaves solo or finds her man? Guess we’ll have to wait and find out.
But even more exciting is Us Weekly‘s revelation that Ali and Roberto may have known each other before the show. Keep reading »
“I was not in a relationship before I went on the show and I am still single now. … I left those [voicemail] messages [played during my exit] when I was very confused and I was disgusted to hear messages with such private and personal content! I am quite upset that they were shared with the world just for an amazing scandal. Those messages were actually left after I told producers that I wanted OFF THE SHOW in Iceland. Yes, that’s right! I no longer wanted to be a part of the show and wanted to get on the first plane home to Toronto! … I no longer have any contact with Jessica, nor do I want her in my life in any way. I feel betrayed, manipulated and unfairly lied to by both the producers of ABC’s ‘The Bachelorette’ and Jessica. … Always keep this in mind that you can’t believe everything you see on TV.”
—Justin Rego takes to Facebook to give his side of the story on whether he had two girlfriends while courting Ali on “The Bachelorette.” Wait, did he really not address the part where he jumped over a fence with a broken foot while Ali was trying to confront him? And if he’s not in touch with Jessica anymore, why was he photographed with her in early June? [Facebook] Keep reading »
So, I was watching “The Bachelorette” on Monday night (I know I said I was boycotting it because it’s obviously a shamfest, but I’m already sucked in this season), and the true genius of the show dawned on me. Some brilliant exec at ABC came up with the perfect formula to make guys fall in love, or at least think that they are. Did you ever notice how the guys always fall truly, madly, deeply, and quickly for any “Bachelorette” bait that is placed before them? It seems like it would hardly make a difference who it was. Take Ali for example. She’s cute, I guess, but so annoying and totally boring with nappy Barbie extensions. Yet every single dude there claims he’s never met anyone like her before; they are all falling in love with her. How is that possible? After the jump, I think I’ve decoded the secret love potion. If only we could find a way to translate this to real-life dating, we’d have men dropping to their knees to propose. Or at least dying for a second date. Keep reading »
Tonight on “The Bachelorette,” Ali gets a phone call that changes her life forever. Who is the caller? Jake, calling to beg for her back upon realizing Vienna is a skank who just wants him for his body? Krazy Kasey, saying he got a new tattoo he thinks she’ll like? Paris Hilton, asking to get her ratty extensions back? Or, more likely, some chick saying she’s the girlfriend of one of the bachelors. Whatever, I’m still excited. See ya at 8 p.m. you crazy cats! Keep reading »
So, I saw this photo and was like, “Whoa, weird. Who knew Ali Fedotowsky was friends with Jennifer Love Hewitt?” The two met the night this photo was taken at bingo night or something, and became insta-buddies. It makes sense when you think about it — Ali is on a reality TV dating show, while Jennifer just wrote a memoir/dating advice book. Come to think of it, why hasn’t ABC ever done a celebrity version of “The Bachelor/Bachelorette“? Jennifer would be perfect for a show like that. Anyway, check out one more picture of the fast friends horsing around, after the jump… Keep reading »
Uh oh. Feminist icon Gloria Steinem has some choice words — actually, just one four-letter word — for CBS’ Katie Couric about reality TV.
Steinem says dating shows like “The Bachelor” are “incredibly stupid” and “what is most offensive about them is it’s not equal opportunity stupidity.” Couric points out that shows like “The Bachelorette” exist, too, but Steinem and Jehmu Greene, president of the Women’s Media Center, explain that there are more reality dating shows where women are vying for a man. “I have a kind of motto,” Steinem says. “S**t is better if it’s equally divided. It’s still a problem, but if it’s equally divided, it’s at least not a political problem.”
Do you agree? [CBS News] Keep reading »
The announcement that Jake Pavelka and Vienna Girardi have split is the straw breaking this camel’s back. I think I’ve had just about enough of “The Bachelor.” I have known for a long time that the relationships born and bred in front of a camera are a shamfest (except for maybe Ryan and Trista) but it took me a while to catch onto the fact that the show is really nothing more than a shameless promotional vehicle for launching the entertainment careers of the young, hot, and fame-hungry. Let’s review the evidence at hand, shall we? Keep reading »
Well, I think we’ve made our way through one climactic milestone on this season of “The Bachelorette” — last week, Krazy Kasey did not try and kill himself. Instead he did something less permanent to show his love for Ali — he branded himself with the lamest “Bachelor”-inspired tattoo ever. This week, after being mercifully saved and given a rose last week, will Kasey reveal his tattoo to Ali? Find out when I liveblog the latest episode of “The Bachelorette,” starting at 8 p.m. EST. Keep reading »
Kate Gosselin, can you stop sending us mixed signals? A few weeks ago, she told “The Today Show” that she wasn’t ready to start dating again, but then OK! Magazine alleged today that not only has she joined JDate and eHarmony.com, but she’s already been on a date with a football coach. Now the word on the street is that she may soon be dating 20 guys at once. Rumor has it that Kate is in talks with ABC to star in a reality dating show, à la “The Bachelorette.” The show will apparently look to fix her up with single dads. Because, uh, she needs more kids? There is, of course, one big issue here—Kate’s contract with TLC. But, hey, they did let her wander over to ABC for “Dancing with the Stars” to drum up new interest in her shows “Kate Plus 8″ and “Twist of Kate.” Perhaps she could hand out baby rattles instead of roses? [Celebitchy] Keep reading »
The writers over at TV Squad have a serious eagle eye. Looking at a replay of last week’s episode of “The Bachelorette,” they noticed that during Justin Rego’s epic walk on crutches to surprise Ali at her house, his broken foot changed sides. For most of the walk, the cast was on his left foot, but then for a shot, it switched to the right before going back to the left. So what gives? Find out — spoilers ahead — after the jump! Keep reading »