Gonna start the column with a “Happy Valentines Day,” and ironically enough, gonna end it with one after a very special email was sent. I’m not really one to complain about Valentine’s Day because I’m dateless or whatever. It is what it is. Sure, the tweets and Facebook posts from people in a relationship who feel the need to tell us what their significant other did for them is annoying today, but you know what, it’s annoying every day when people do that. So no need to just single out this day. Great, he bought you flowers. Why do you feel the need to push your relationship on other people? The more people use social media to talk about their personal/love life, the bigger turn off it is. If you’re in love, great. That’s wonderful. But the more you tell people how wonderful your life is and how in love you are, the more I just think that it’s not as great as it actually is, and you’re just trying to convince yourself otherwise. I’ve always thought that. Just my two cents.
And what better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day with premiere episode of “Burning Love,” season 2. Enjoy…
Anything that makes fun of this franchise as detailed and spot on as this is, I’m all for. Loved the limo exits that were jabs at Kalon, Jef, and even Wes’ character. Great stuff. Last season, they did 2 episodes a week. Not sure what their schedule is this season, but I’ll post every new episode in future columns.
Good thing I updated everyone on Tuesday about the conflicting reports regarding Tierra’s engagement. I knew something was up because although I had people telling me it wasn’t an engagement, there were others that were saying she was engaged, and it was confirmed by her brother Tyler yesterday to WetPaint.com. But as I said, I’m done talking about this girls personal life. I don’t think anyone in America thinks that Tierra either A) will actually end up marrying this guy or B) will marry him and stay married to him for the rest of her life. So yeah, you might wanna get that giant crow ready on the grill Tierra for the comment you made about AshLee being 32 and single. Something tells me you’ll be 32 and divorced (at least once), or 32 with a broken engagement under your belt. Or five.
Also yesterday, in the least surprising news in “Bachelor” history, it was officially reported In Touch Magazine that Arie and Selma are dating. Now, you might say we don’t know for sure because neither of them are quoted in the story confirming it, but trust me, it’s true. That’s why I told you on Tuesday that their Twitter flirting was much more than that. I’d been made aware these two have already seen each other more than once while the show was airing, and the twitter flirting was just a way to set people up for their announcement at some point. Do you think if Selma Alameri was never on Sean’s season Arie would be dating her? Of course not. Same thing with his fling with Courtney. The second someone else comes around with more notoriety who can keep his name out there, he’ll move on to her. It’s quite obvious what he’s doing. Sad. Anyone who just continually dates inside the franchise is doing it for one reason and one reason only. So media outlets will talk about them and keep them relevant. I’d say this about anyone who continutally dates within the franchise, and not just Arie. It’s just that Arie has now had two high profile girls within the franchise in a span of 4 months that were lead stories on tabloid sites. Nobody buys it anymore.
Another great blog by Ali Fedotowsky yesterday for E! Online. There are plenty of former contestants who do recaps of the show right now, but Ali’s is by far the best because she has been so candid. Maybe it’s because she’s so far removed from the show now and is under contract with someone else that she can say this, but, there isn’t a single past contestant (lead or otherwise) that has ever spoken this open about the show. And I love it. The ones who write blogs now (and I’ve only glanced at a few) obviously don’t want to say the things that Ali does for fear of pissing someone off. They don’t want to burn any bridges for future possible appearances, “Bachelor Pad” gigs, reunion attendances, etc. So although some of their recaps are funny, they won’t give much behind-the-scenes stuff. Keeping firing away, Ali. This is fun. I think this was my favorite part of this week’s blog:
“I’m not surprised that AshLee got a one-on-one date this week. I don’t think Sean is super into her, but that doesn’t mean he wouldn’t take her on a one-on-one date at this point. Especially when he doesn’t have to give her a rose at the end of the date. I want to make it clear that just because someone gets a one-on-one date doesn’t necessarily mean that Sean is super into that person. He can’t keep going on one-on-ones with the same few people—something that probably isn’t that clear to fans watching at home. The contestants think the dates are picked with tons of thought behind them. They aren’t. It’s mostly going through a list.
“…I always take it as a sign that chemistry isn’t there when on a date the only thing the bachelor and the girl talk about is how “great” it is and how much “fun” they are having. Instead of actually having fun and talking about other things. I say this because that is what I used to do on my season when I had nothing else to say. You don’t want to just awkwardly sit there. So you have to come up with something to say. “This is amazing” is a good go-to phrase.”
Bam! Take that! That’s the kind of insight you want from people who were on the show. In the past, in fact last season, Ali’s blog bored me because it didn’t offer any new insight into the show. Now? Ali’s blog is a must-read this season for people who like to hear about the inner workings. She’s been saying stuff like this all season.
Thanks to the NY Post for covering the lawsuit in a column today. The more attention that’s brought to this, the more people will begin to see how this is essentially corporate bullying on their part.
And finally, with the premiere of “Survivor: Fans vs Favorites” last night, our recapper Scott Ottersen is now back writing. Check out last night’s recap here