Due to the short week of being in Vegas on Thursday, as I announced on last Thursday’s live chat, “Reader Emails” and “Dr. Reality Steve” will be tomorrow, as will this week’s live video chat. So get all your emails in for those as they will be posted tomorrow, and then join me tomorrow night for the live video chat, where I’m sure Olivia and Nicholas will be making an appearance at some point. I think you may notice something different in their dynamic now. She’s about to graduate 5th grade and he’s about to graduate 2nd grade and, well, Olivia is annoyed by basically everything Nicholas does now. 10 year old girl is starting to develop her own independence and I hear at least 10 times a day of her telling him to leave her alone to “Niiiiiiiiick, STOOOOOOOOOPPPPPP IIIIIIIIITTTTTT!!!!” So yeah, that’s their deal now. He’s oblivious to it and her telling him to stop only eggs him on more. Lets see how this goes tomorrow night.
As for this weekend, I also mentioned in last Thursday’s live chat that I will be periscoping the trivia game I’m having for my party this Friday night. There are 15 questions and everyone that’s in attendance at the party can participate as I’ll be giving gift cards out as prizes. Unfortunately those watching at home on Periscope aren’t eligible since it’ll be much easier for you to google the answers. Some are fairly easy, but then again, they’re easy to me since this is my job. We’ll see how it easy it is for others. Regardless, in next Tuesday’s recap I will post all 15 questions and announce who the winner was. Get your thinking caps on people. I didn’t make them easy, but I don’t think they’re ridiculously hard either. My guess is the trivia game will start around 9 or 9:30pm PST on Friday night, so you east coasters who turn in early, sorry.
A few hours before the live chat last week came the news that Chris and Whitney had broken up. Obviously a lot of questions were asked about it and stories have been written since contemplating what led to all this. The bottom line is I have no idea. I mean, before Chris’ season even ended I told you he was never going to marry Whitney anyway, so this break up didn’t surprise me in the least. I had heard for months that he was never interested in finding a wife on the show and was much more interested in increasing his brand name, and ultimately that’s what ended up happening. You cannot preach “small town farmer this, small town farmer that,” then leave to film the “Bachelorette,” become the “Bachelor” then compete on DWTS for 2 months all within a span of 18 months before your proclamation eventually falls on deaf ears. The guy got the Hollywood bug, and although we’ll never know the real reason for the break up, it’s not far fetched to think that his love for the spotlight and media attention played a role in it.
Will it ever come out as to why they broke up? Probably not. These people like keeping it pretty close to the vest on stuff like this. Tabloids can tell you their reasons why it happened, but unless Chris and Whitney confirm it themselves, we’ll never know. And why would they? Why couldn’t it just be as simple as “We barely knew each other and realized it wasn’t gonna work” which is basically the explanation all of these couples could give? I mean, at least that’s the truth since they do barely know each other. And jumping into DWTS right when the “Bachelor” was over no doubt played a role as well, we just don’t know how much of a role. But I’m sorry, if Chris is practicing 8-10 hours a day, and Whitney is flying out from Chicago to spend time with him, exactly how much fun is that for her? Yeah, she’s there, but she’s not REALLY there because he’s with his partner most of the time. Sean and Catherine admitted the toughest part of their relationship was when he was on the show. I doubt Chris and Whitney were any different. Then again, will it stop any future people from appearing on the show if they’re recently engaged? Not a chance.
Of course one of the biggest speculations is that they broke up because he cheated on Whitney with Witney Carson. The reason that’s being speculated is because it’s the easiest speculation to make. They spent hours and hours with each other the last two months, she’s hot, and they PDA’d all over the dance floor. Is it true? Hell if I know. Nor does anyone outside of them. Even if that was the reason, you think Chris will admit it? “Yeah, Whitney and I didn’t work out because I was banging Witney on the side.” Of course not. Based on things I was told numerous times while Chris was still on the “Bachelorette” which then led into the “Bachelor,” the bottom line is the info I received ended up being right. He was never going to marry Whitney, or anyone from that show for that matter. Just wasn’t. So those holding out hope that maybe he’ll rekindle with Becca, you can scratch that idea as well. Hell, even she killed that idea on Twitter and when interviewed by People.com over the weekend. Womp Woooooooomp.
Simple poll question this week. Even though Clint and JJ are so over the top, I’m wondering how many of you are buying it?
Your blogs are now up. Chris Harrison’s weekly TVGuide.com interview has him essentially feeding into the Clint/JJ stuff, even though he knows it’s all for TV. He also embellishes it in his blog for Yahoo all while giving Chris & Whitney’s break up the most insincere “sorry it happened” response you’ll ever see. In Kaitlyn’s blog for People.com she admits she never told the guys the kids on the group date were actors until now. I guess they thought the whole time it was real. Enjoy those.
So what’d we all think of UnREAL? Good stuff, huh? It’s even getting rave reviews. When “Rotten Tomatoes” gives you a 90%, that’s huge. It’s off to a good start so far on social media as I saw a lot of people commenting on it. Next week I’m going to do a recap of it on Tuesday that I’ll post after my column goes up. Stay tuned for all the goodies what Rachel keeps doing. It gets better. A couple former contestants gave their thoughts on the premiere episode, as DeAnna spoke with People.com and related it to her experience on the show. As well as Melissa Schreiber, who was on the “Bachelor” and “Bachelor Pad” and didn’t get the greatest of edits. You knew she’d like a show like this. And if you didn’t see my tweet from Friday, read this interview with UnREAL’s creator Sarah Gertrude Shapiro, talking about her time on the show and how it shaped her as a person. Very, very interesting read.
For those that might’ve missed it, I’ve been told it’s on Crackle. It should be on VOD on your normal cable providers, it should be on Hulu later tonight, and it’s up on their site: http://www.mylifetime.com/shows/unreal/video/season-1/episode-1
The ratings are in from last night and the show was up .3 in the 18-49 demo from last week, along with drawing 6.4 million viewers. Better than Andi’s third episode last season so, as I say every season, no matter what negativity you read about people saying they hate Kaitlyn, or hate the show, or think it’s dumb this season, people are still watching. And always will. Not to mention, in Women 18-34 the show pulled a 2.8 rating, which blew away the competition in that category last night, which is an advertisers wet dream.