“My boyfriend and I will watch ‘The Bachelor’ [and] ‘The Real Housewives of New York,’ and we laugh at it, or whatever, but it just horrifies me to think there might be young impressionable girls who think this is what being a woman is, being a rich conniving backstabbing c**t or someone who is flattered to be one of 25 girls some guy gets to pick from.”
— Sarah Silverman, whose memoir, The Bedwetter, comes out today [The Daily Beast] Keep reading »
I recently went on a “Bachelor”-watching binge. Although I don’t like to think of myself as someone who would enjoy the show, I also don’t like to think of myself as someone who would eat chocolate cake out of the garbage or sleep with a stranger while in an alcohol-induced blackout, so clearly what I think isn’t nearly as important as what I do. I may have stopped drinking and binge eating some twenty years ago, but I happily hunkered down with my remote control to indulge in some real escapism.
The first thing I love to hate about this show is the premise—essentially, that it’s possible to find true love on reality television. I mean, doesn’t the idea of one man test-driving twenty-five beautiful women at once sound more like a polyamorous play date than an honest attempt at finding one’s soul mate? But hey, I guess that’s hardly the point. We all know that reality shows are to real life what Pringles are to the potato, and “The Bachelor” is not exactly what I would call soul food. I guess I’m just a hapless—er, hopeless—romantic at heart, who resents myself for still wanting to buy into “The Bachelor”’s premise and believe in the possibility of a happy ending.
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Almost as soon as Jake Pavelka stood up from asking Vienna Girardi to marry him on the season finale of “The Bachelor,” one of his exes started saying anonymously that Jake only did the show for fame, that they were in touch during filming, that he was contractually obligated to propose, and that he had called and said he loved her after he returned from filming. Now, said girl has decided to go public. Her name is Tanya Douglas and she is 24. She met Jake when she flew on one of his flights and he slipped her a note with his number. She says the two started dating in 2008 and broke up when he went on “The Bachelorette.” They got back together when he returned.
After the jump, the juicy details she revealed in this week’s Life & Style.
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“Why go on a show where you’ve got only a limited chance of winning and you’ve got a 90-odd percent chance of being rejected publicly by a woman? Unless they were paying me like 100k to do so, I would never do it.”
—Former “Bachelor” Matt Grant on why he would never, ever do “The Bachelorette.” Pot, met kettle? [RadarOnline.com] Keep reading »
It’s a big week on the boob tube—that is, if your retinas aren’t totally burned out from watching the Oscars. This week, we’ve got the series premieres of “High Society” (Wednesday, 9:30 p.m., The CW), Tinsley Mortimer’s reality show, and the awesome new dating show “First Love, Second Chance” (Wednesday, 10 p.m., TV Land). And here are some other things you’ll want to watch, from Jason and Molly’s wedding to the return of “Celebrity Apprentice,” with the best cast ever. Oh, and a little “Gossip Girl” thrown in for fun.
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