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 »
Last night, “Bachelorette” contestant Kasey Kahl showed the true level of his crazy, repeating the phrase “I’m here to protect and guard your heart” 90,000 times and getting an ugly tattoo on his wrist to symbolize his intentions. During their one-on-one date, Ali questioned Kasey’s sincerity. We, on the other hand, totally believe that he is this in love with a girl he barely knows, and thus we are questioning his sanity. Which brings us back to the age-old question—how do “Bachelorette” producers vet the men?
Luckily, Jesse Csincsak—the guy “Bachelorette” DeAnna Pappas picked in season four—has teamed up with Radar to reveal the whole process. Keep reading »
If you weren’t following my “Bachelorette” liveblog
last night, than allow me to recap the best ZOMG moment on the show thus far. After bachelor Kasey Kahl was denied a rose at the end of his one-on-one date with Ali Fedotowsky (though he wasn’t sent packing) because she felt he wasn’t being completely sincere, he felt he needed to do something BIG to prove himself. His off-tune singing came off as kind of creepy; his constant declarations that he was there to “protect and guard her heart” weren’t getting through to her — how to answer her call for him to just be himself? By getting a tattoo of course! Keep reading »
Got a case of the Mondays? Cheer up — another episode of “The Bachelorette” is on tonight and it’s going to be a doozy! According to the preview, tonight’s episode is the one that hints Kasey — that’s the guy who sort of sounds like he might be partially deaf, although so far it’s gone unnoticed by everyone but us — proves his love to Ali by, um, trying to kill himself? Or something? All I know is that there’s a very dramatic declaration and then one of the bachelors says something about him being crazy and then there’s a flash to someone’s wrists all bandaged up and then there’s AMBULANCES. If this turns out to be, like, Kasey slipped and fell while going to get his rose and cut his wrist on a thorn, I am going to be pissed. Not that I want anything to happen to Kasey, of course, I just don’t like “Bachelorette” previews being far more dramatic than the actual episode. So, yeah ABC, don’t disappoint! See you — and my handsome lover Roberto — at 8 p.m. EST! Keep reading »
I’m still not exactly sure how ABC milks the not-all-that-much-that-happens in a week on “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette” and makes it into a two-hour episode. But they do—and it’s highly entertaining. So what would happen if the network rounded up some of the top personalities from all the seasons of the show and had them live together in a house, “Real World”-style, to find out what happens when they stop being polite and start getting lovey-dovey? Hopefully, television magic because our Amelia is already pissing her pants with excitement, as this is the concept of the new series “Bachelor Pad.” The show started filming this week and will go for the next 15 days. It’s hosted by, duh, Chris Harrison along with Melissa Rycroft, who became one of the show’s most-beloved contestants when Jason Mesnick ditched her on national TV in favor of runner-up Molly. In addition to the chance to find love with a fellow cast-off, the contestants in the series will also be participating in assorted challenges. The winner of the show will get $250,000. [People]
The series doesn’t premiere until August 8, but already several sites have posted partial casts lists. Read on if you’d like to know who is on them. Keep reading »