There will be no “Reader Emails” or “Dr. Reality Steve” emails today. I’ll have those back next Thursday once I get more. No live video blog tonight and probably for a while. Will strictly just be writing for the next few months and probably return after the new year with your live video blogs every Thursday night. I will just keep you updated on all spoilers for Sean’s season in my columns, including confirming more and more contestants as we go along. I will confirm one more today, then probably on Tuesday is when I’ll release some more. As of right now, I have seven more contestants to roll out. Isn’t it funny how for the last month, Fleiss and Chris Harrison have been teasing everyone on Twitter about who the next Bachelor will be, constantly promising they’ll reveal it “soon,” and now “soon” has turned into about 30 days? Yet, Sean has already shot intro packages in Dallas, he’s been in LA since Monday, will be shooting more stuff today at the mansion, yet still no “official” word from ABC on the announcement of who the “Bachelor” is? Just like I told you, they never had any intention of announcing who it was before they had to. They were going to wait as long as possible, and since the girls start arriving tomorrow, I knew they didn’t want it officially out there until these girls had left so they didn’t know. Although I’m guessing all of them do now. So stupid and so predictable.
We’re still a couple weeks away but wanted to mention that I’m going to be having a little bit of a get together on Friday night, October 5th in New York for anyone that wants to come out. We’re securing the location now, but if you’re in the area, I’ll be having some sort of gathering that night. Won’t cost anything, no particular event going on, but enough of you had asked if I was going to meet up with any fans while out of town, so I decided to set something up two weeks from tomorrow. It’ll be anytime after 8, and once we get the location secured, I’ll let you know. Look forward to seeing anyone who can make it out. And if none of you show, I’ll just drink all the alcohol myself. More for me.
This weekend in New York City, Graham Bunn and his charity, 46NYC, are having their annual Lemonade Stand to raise money for ALSF. Here’s the press release that was sent out:
46NYC Hosts 3rd Annual Alex’s Lemonade Stand Fundraiser in Central Park to Fight Childhood Cancer
Company of Bachelorette Season 4, Bachelor Pad 2 Contestant Graham Bunn to raise funds and awareness for childhood cancer charity
What: The creators of 46NYC, including Bachelor Franchise Alum Graham Bunn, will host an Alex’s Lemonade Stand in Manhattan’s Central Park to raise funds and awareness for childhood cancer. Graham and his two partners at 46NYC, Hal Kivette and John McGinn, will be joined by other Bachelor/Bachlorette alums Arie Luyendyk, Rachel Truehart, Chris Bukowski, Ryan Bowers, Ashley Hebert, JP Rosenbaum, Michelle Money, Ed Swiderski, Bob Guiney, Ashley Spivey and Reid Rosenthal. Also attending: Scott Grimes (ER, Band of Brothers), Jay Williams (ESPN), Charissa Thompson (ESPN).
When: Sunday, September 23, 2012
Time: 1 – 5PM
Where: Merchants’ Gate, Central Park
West 59th St. and Columbus Circle
New York, NY
46NYC initially partnered with Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) in creating the “cur46le” t-shirt. Founded in 2007, 46NYC is an apparel company that designs and manufactures its own line of apparel and accessories to raise money and awareness for multiple areas of need. Created by three easy-going, t-shirt loving kind of guys (Graham, Hal and John), 46NYC grew from their dream to provide consumers with a fashionable way to be involved with causes that matter. 46NYC has built solid partnerships with numerous worthwhile children’s charitable organizations, including ALSF, while offering a wide array of products that are durable, high-quality, comfortable and stylish. www.46NYC.com
Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) emerged from the front yard lemonade stand of cancer patient Alexandra “Alex” Scott (1996-2004). 2010 marks 10 years since 4-year-old Alex announced that she wanted to hold a lemonade stand to raise money to help find a cure for all children with cancer. Since Alex held that first stand, the Foundation bearing her name has evolved into a national fundraising movement, complete with thousands of volunteers across the country carrying on her legacy of hope. To date, Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, a registered 501(c)3 charity, has raised more than $50 million towards fulfilling Alex’s dream of finding a cure, funding over 200 research projects nationally.
So if you’re in New York this weekend and want to stop by, this has been a fun event in years past so definitely head on out and donate. I was supposed to go, but once I realized I was gonna be in NY two weeks later, making two trips didn’t fit into the schedule. I’m assuming most of you out of state can’t make it, but there is some incentive for you to donate as well. Even if you can’t make it in person, you can donate at this link:
If you make a $20+ donation either at the event or on the site, you will immediately be entered into a drawing to possibly win 2 tickets to either this season’s “Women Tell All” or “After the Final Rose” tapings.