It’s around that time of the season (two weeks away from the finale), where the tabloids have to ramp up their stories and headlines to grab people’s attention. And yes, sometimes they are right about things. But today’s “Star” magazine headline about how Sean has been “cheating” on Catherine with Emily, and that he still has feelings for her, are completely ridiculous and 100% untrue. Totally ridiculous. They know that interest is high in the show right now, we’re nearing the end of the season, so if they don’t put something on their cover about it, they’ll be behind their competitors who are all covering it. So before I get asked 875 different times, “Is it true Sean is cheating with Emily,” the answer is “no.” I read the story this morning. There’s no factual basis, no specific times, dates, and locations where this “cheating” could’ve possibly taken place, and it’s basically just one of their attention grabbing stories. As I’ve said plenty of times since November 26th, Sean got engaged to Catherine in Thailand on Nov. 17th, they are still engaged to this day, and things are going fine. By “going fine” I mean, they aren’t broken up yet, so I guess that’s a good thing. I obviously don’t know either of these two or have spoken to them, but I know they haven’t broken up, so I’m assuming things are going fine.
One thing that I wanted to mention rather than include it in the “Reader Emails” since I got asked quite a bit about it, is Chris Harrison referencing the “3 Hour Live Finale” on the 11th. Same thing as Emily’s season. No, that doesn’t mean the ENTIRE three hours is live. It means they’re gonna show the normal 2 hour finale from Thailand that was taped back in November, then when it’s over, have a live ATFR show, like they did with Emily’s season. It’s just easier to call it a “3 Hour Live Finale” rather than “…and in two weeks, our 2 hour finale which is taped, followed by a live 1 hour After the Final Rose show.” Semantics.
Speaking of Chris Harrison, I got a kick out of two internet postings yesterday. It’s funny to see him write his EW.com blog, then the same day, his weekly TVGuide.com interview with Robyn Ross goes up, and it’s almost like two different people. In the EW.com blog, he pretends like the “Women Tell All” episode hadn’t taped yet and he didn’t know what happened, yet, in the TVGuide.com interview, he answers specific questions about what happened at the taping. So silly. Even if he wrote the EW.com blog before he taped the WTA, it shouldn’t matter. Chris, you can edit a paragraph to make it seem like it already took place instead of saying this:
“As I mentioned, next Monday night is The Women Tell All. This is a truly unique season with so many different stories, so I’m really looking forward to this. I know you all want to hear from Sarah and find out how she’s doing. Desiree will get to talk about that dreadful hometown date and her brother. But of course the woman I’m looking most to sitting down with is Tierra. I really want to hear her side of the story and find out what she was thinking and if she’s learned anything from this experience.”
Since on the same exact day, an interview you’ve done has you saying this regarding the WTA:
TVGuide.com: Was she still upset at Women Tell All?
Harrison: There was tension — it was awkward. I haven’t seen the final cut, but I hope they show a very awkward moment that none of us knew about or saw coming when AshLee and Sean started talking.
Anything else you can say about Women Tell All?
Harrison: One of my favorite interviews was Sarah. She’s so eloquent… when she expresses herself, and I just wanted to grab her and hug her and tell her it’s OK. But that’s exactly what she doesn’t want because everybody tells her that. But that was definitely the most heartfelt moment.
What about Tierra?
Harrison: She didn’t quite “get it” as much as I wish she had. She still stuck to her guns, played the victim, [and] said it wasn’t her, it was the girls. As hard as I tried, I don’t think I ever got through to her.
Just wanted to throw this out there for the people who’ve missed it the numerous times I’ve tweeted it and written about it. I DO NOT KNOW WHO WROTE THE LETTER. Got it? Let me say it again in case you missed it. I DO NOT KNOW WHO WROTE THE LETTER. Again. I DO NOT KNOW WHO WROTE THE LETTER. In fact, here you go: I DO NOT KNOW WHO WROTE THE LETTER. I DO NOT KNOW WHO WROTE THE LETTER. I DO NOT KNOW WHO WROTE THE LETTER. I DO NOT KNOW WHO WROTE THE LETTER. I DO NOT KNOW WHO WROTE THE LETTER. I DO NOT KNOW WHO WROTE THE LETTER. I DO NOT KNOW WHO WROTE THE LETTER. There. That’s 10 times I said it. Lets see how many people after today STILL ask me, “Hey RS, great column. Read it all the time. Did you see that Sean receives a letter at the final rose ceremony? Who is that from?” Oh, it’s coming. No doubt in my mind. Which will be even funnier.