On to a few big stories regarding the “Bachelorette” this week. The biggest thing being more revelations about Arie. I tweeted yesterday that I was come today with a “This is Your Life” Arie Luyendyk perspective, but after thinking it over, I’m gonna wait. Sorry. I’m waiting because none of it will be all that relevant if Emily doesn’t pick him. If Emily picks him, then it’s stuff she definitely needs to know. If she doesn’t pick him, I’m sure it’s stuff you’ll read about in the tabloids. Regardless, Mike Fleiss’ quote in that interview about only casting people who are sincere and not looking to further their career and be on TV is looking more and more laughable with them casting Arie this season. What a joke. If Emily chooses Arie, then you will hear everything you need to know – and then some. If not, then we can all have a good laugh at his expense. I hope none of you have gotten your hopes up for this guy. What a complete fraud. For Emily’s sake, better hope she doesn’t fall for it, because if you thought Courtney was on the cover of too many tabloids during Ben’s season, just wait til you see Arie’s mug in every grocery store line for a month.
In case you weren’t following me on Twitter, Facebook, or my Facebook fan page, I’m sure you’ve seen by now that ABC released the photos and bios of all 25 of Emily’s guys. I had given you 17 of them, and looking back to the last 3 seasons, I had 19 of Ashley’s guys, and 17 of Brad’s girls. Just one of these seasons I’d like to have all of them nailed before ABC releases them. That’d be fun. Anyway, I was going to do my first impression of each guys picture and stuff they said in their bio, but since I’ve already given my thoughts on a lot of them when I’ve been spoiling over the past 2 months, I figured it’d get repetitive. You wanna see a few of those, you can go to JensReality.com, written by video blog screener Jen Marcus, or, a lot of former contestants are tweeting and blogging about it as well that I’m sure you’ll find funny. And the only reason I put Jef’s photo on the front page is because that mop on his head looks utterly ridiculous. Looks like he should be fronting some band in the 60′s with a giant microphone in his hand as women in long skirts scream at him. Easily the worst hairdo anyone has ever had on this show. Here’s a link to all the guys photos and bios:
Since it was released, the eight guys who I didn’t have confirmed can easily be found by just doing a Google search with their first name, occupation, and city or state. But since none of the eight really have much importance to this season, I didn’t care enough to go searching myself. My goal is to find as many as I can before ABC releases them. If anyone I don’t find is important to the season, then I’ll fill you in with their bios and photos. But none of these eight really are all that important and get that far, so I’m not interested in finding out more. I think WetPaint has a few that they found, so check out their site if you’re really dying to know the last names of people who have no impact on the season.
However, like clockwork, for the 24th consecutive season, once the pictures were released the universal “These people are ugly,” “Nice background,” “Are these their high school pictures?,” and “These are the best people they could find?” comments were flowing like never before. It’s amazing, no matter how they shoot those photos for the show, no matter how these people look, the reaction is ALWAYS negative. Then 8 million people are glued to their TV sets every Monday night enamored with the show. Never fails. Look, the photos suck EVERY season. This is nothing new. I’ve yet to see the photos released on any season, and the overwhelming majority reaction is, “Wow, what a great group of guys/girls. Best looking they’ve ever had.” People, they’re not casting the 25 best looking guys for Emily. Hell, they’re not even casting the 25 most compatible people for Emily. It’s a television show. They are casting characters. And every season, they’ll roll out 25 new characters for you to talk about every Tuesday morning with your friends. Lets calm down about the ABC photos since by the end of the first episode, you’ll be wanting to take your panties off for half of them. Unreal how it’s the same…thing…every…season. Just like this show.
Now it’s time to talk about my good buddy, Mike Fleiss, who decided to do an interview with a website that I’d never heard of before Monday. But plenty of you sent me the link, so anything that comes out of Fleiss’ mouth I’m interested to read, and boy, did he ever have some beauties in these answers. The full interview is on AftertheRose.com, but I want to touch on the parts that truly made me laugh.
Here’s the part where he referenced me without actually referencing me:
Q: Obviously since the first season of “The Bachelor,” things have changed. Are there any parts of the first few seasons that you wish you could go back to or re-do? The popularity in the beginning wasn’t the same as it is now, does that affect it too?
Fleiss: The popularity of the show has been there for a long time, but the biggest difference in the show is when they first started doing the show, there was no social media. Very few people had cameras in their phones back then and they were able to fly under the radar a little bit better. Now, no matter where we go, in Europe or the South Pacific, there are people who recognize the show, and take pictures, tweet and write in Facebook about what they are seeing. It is therefore really hard to keep the whole thing secretive. The fact that people take pictures and whatever is a small problem compared to some of the spoiler websites that are really trying to damage the show.
You are not talking about the average message boards like After the Rose and others?
Yea, I think you know which site I am talking about. I won’t dignify that site by referring to it specifically, but I think most Bachelor fans know what I am referring to. In terms of regrets from past seasons, I always regret not making Charlie Maher (runner-up from the first season of “Bachelorette”) the bachelor, because back then we felt that introducing a new bachelor for the show was going to be a big deal, but now I realize that it is better to feature a bachelor or bachelorette that the audience is already invested in.
Awwwwww, thanks buddy. So which is it? You think I’m a doofus and no one cares about my site, or like you just stated, “I think most Bachelor fans know what I’m referring to.” Thanks for the plug. You’re the best. Glad I’ve become someone you didn’t care about to someone you’re wasting time suing in two short years. Because we all know you sue people that don’t matter. Uh huh.
This might be the biggest line of bullsh** this guy has ever said….
…No, our casting is really based on one principle; we are looking for sincere people that are really looking for love. That is the beginning, middle and end of it all. That is what we really want. We try to weed out people who want to further their professional ambitions or are there for the excitement of being on television, and for the most part, we do a pretty good job of that.
Wow. Sincere people looking for love? So all 500 people who’ve been cast were 100% there for love and finding their future spouse? Oh ok. And if you’re claiming that you’re weeding out people who want to further their career or just want to be on TV, you’re doing an incredibly horrible job of it. Please. Does this guy actually believe what comes out of his own mouth?
And this was easily the best thing he said all interview…
I think the show is going to be on for a very long time. It is still very popular, it is still a top rated show and is still one of the top five shows among female viewers, and it still gets more magazine covers than any show on television. I think the show is going to be around for a good long time.
That’s awesome. Music to my ears. The longer the show is around, the more I can continue to spoil it before it airs. Keep em’ coming, because I don’t plan on going anywhere.