For those that are unaware what happened with the E! special, here’s what happened. After the first airing on Wednesday night, the first replay was supposed to be a couple hours later. It ended up being a 1 hour special on Jennifer Aniston they pulled from their archives. The next replay was on Thursday, and that ended up being a 1 hour Miley Cyrus special. There were three replays over this past weekend. In each replay, it was the same exact show that premiered Wednesday night, except all my video and audio clips were removed, and replaced by a blogger/journalist named Delaina Dixon. But all Delaina did was repeat what I say, just reworded it. E! never gave me a heads up, and I didn’t know about it until someone texted me during the airing on Saturday asking where I was in the show. I got home, had it recorded, and realized what’d happened. As of this writing, E! has not given me an explanation to anything. Haven’t heard a word from them yet, but it’s fairly obvious what happened. I’m guessing ABC told them under no circumstances was I to be a part of anything regarding their franchise, and that I was to be removed. Awesome. If this doesn’t officially declare that I’m under their skin, I don’t know what does. Now ABC is strong arming other networks to have me removed from a show that they didn’t even produce themselves? Nice. Glad I bother them that much.
Especially when what I said in the special is about 100 times less damaging then what I write in my blog every week. That show was pretty much a fluff piece. I didn’t give out spoilers, I didn’t talk about Ali’s season, I didn’t give behind-the-scenes scoop. Nope. None of that. And yet they called within minutes of that premiere airing and told E! that the replay running two hours later had to be removed. Unbelievable. And then not only did they have me removed, they made E! go through the trouble of bringing someone else in to voice the exact same points I made, just reworded. And obviously that was done either Thursday or Friday of last week since the first re-air that had Delaina and not me was the 1:00 CST airing on Saturday. I’m not mad at Delaina. She didn’t do anything wrong. And I’m not really mad at E! other than I wish they would’ve informed me beforehand. It’s not like I’m sitting here and saying “Put my episode back on the air!” Not at all. I know that’s not happening. I just want as many people as possible to know what ABC did and show how scared they are of a freakin’ blogger they can’t control. This is fun.
Just in case you missed the one with me, and only watched the replays, I went back and watched both E! shows, the one with me and the one with Delaina Dixon. I took the first five scenes I was in and wrote down exactly what I said, then watched hers, and wrote down exactly what she said in the same spots. It’s laughable…
On talking about the Bachelor Pad:
Me: “The Bachelor Pad is basically a combination of Survivor, Big Brother, and the Bachelor. They’re gonna throw all these former contestants into a house, have some challenges, vote people off, and them add some sort of dating element to it.”
Delaina: “The Bachelor Pad, its got a soap opera element to it, we’re already invested in these characters, we’ve seen them over the past 14 seasons of the show. They’re competing in challenges, it’s a chance to find love, and more importantly, 250 thousand dollars.”
On Christi Weible, season 2 contestant that was a crying psycho:
Me: “Christi was our first bachelorette contestant in this show’s history to ever go full blown, stalker, “Fatal Attraction” mode. I thought at some point she was gonna pull a rabbit out of a pot of water.”
Delaina: “By the second episode, Christi she was waaay too much into him. You know, sometimes you gotta dial it back girl, dial it back. And he actually said it was kind of a “Fatal Attraction” case for him, so, luckily she didn’t boil any rabbits, so, that’s a good thing.”
On Andrew Firestone:
Me: “Andrew Firestone was like the first Bachelor they’ve ever had on this show who came from some sort of notoriety. Firestone winery, Firestone tires…that is his family.”
Delaina: “Andrew Firestone was the first guy that we actually knew his last name. He comes from a very famous family best known for their tire coporation…he also owns a winery.”
On Firestone’s looks:
Me: “I don’t even think it mattered what this guy looked like. He could’ve been a cyclops for all they cared, and I think women would’ve been like, ‘Where do I sign my marriage certificate’.”
Delaina: “When you have a last name like Firestone, you don’t even have to be good looking. Luckily for Andrew, he actually was a cute guy, he was very charming, very charismatic…”
On the rumor Bob Guiney slept with the most women:
Me: “The big rumor going around is that Bob Guiney slept with the most women in the history of the show. And the number that has been thrown out there is 5 1/2. I’m still trying to figure out how you sleep with a half a woman. I have my ideas…”
Delaina: “Bob Guiney has the record for hooking up with the most girls on the show. I think it’s 5 1/2. So we’ve been trying to figure out what the half is, and I’m thinking maybe it’s 2nd base. It’s possible, It’s possible…I’m not sure.”
I could go on, but you get the picture. I pretty much rest my case. ABC is that scared of me now that they are calling other networks and telling them to pull programming which has me in it, that they didn’t even produce themselves. If E! actually gets back to me, I’ll let you know what they say. But I think this says much more about ABC/Fleiss/Next Entertainment than it does about E! I understand ABC probably came to them and threatened if they didn’t take me off, then the “Bachelor/ette” franchise wouldn’t help E! out in any way. So in E!’s defense, sure, I became expendable. I’ve never done any work with them til that segment, so it was easy for them to listen to ABC’s orders. I just think it’s hilarious that ABC went to that extent just because they don’t like me telling the truth, giving spoilers, and exposing their show for how fake it is. It’s actually kinda funny. And them shutting me up by having me removed from that show proves how badly I’ve gotten to them.
Ok, enjoy the finale tonight and I’ll be back tomorrow with my thoughts. Just wanted to get it out there before it airs tonight and let you know what to expect. Be back tomorrow…