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 »
“We haven’t been intimate in months now. More than four months. At first his excuse was that he was fasting. The second excuse was that he didn’t feel like it. And the third excuse was that he said that he felt that I wouldn’t understand that he wants to wait until marriage, even though I told him I’d support him. Then the last excuse was that we fight so much that I push him away. I was like, really — which excuse is it? I literally have been living six months with this guy who won’t be intimate with me!”
— Vienna Girardi has already sold her breakup story to Star, and seems to suggest she and Jake never consummated their relationship. I guess we could make this potential reason #11 for the breakup? [via Huffington Post] 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 »
Yesterday, we reported that Bachelor Jake’s fiancée, Vienna Girardi, was spotted at a Summer Solstice Beach party in Santa Monica over the weekend flirting with “Greek” cast member Gregory Michael in the VIP area. Today comes news from the couple’s rep that just a few months after getting engaged on national television, the two are splitsville. Gee, no one saw that coming! It seemed like such a match made in heaven — two smarmy, fame-hungry individuals who look good in bathing suits hooking up on a reality show. What possibly could have gone wrong? After the jump, we speculate on the top 10 possible reasons Jake and Vienna have gone their separate ways. Keep reading »
At this weekend’s Pacsun Summer Solstice Beach Ballyhoo in Santa Monica, we couldn’t help but notice that former “Bachelor” Jake Pavelka was auspiciously missing as his fiancée Vienna Girardi did some hardcore flirting with hunky “Greek” cast member Gregory Michael in the VIP area. She’s supposed to be looking for a job while Jake films a guest star part on “Drop Dead Diva,” but it looked like she was auditioning for a new boyfriend? 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 »