If any of you were following me on Twitter and Instagram over the weekend you know it was quite the time I had Saturday morning at the Rio craps tables. I love playing craps. Play it every time I go to Vegas, it’s really the only game I play besides blackjack, and over the years, I’ve had some good runs on the table. Have had a few good rolls myself and have been a part of a few hot rollers that made me some money. But never in my life have I ever experienced what I did this past Saturday. Some guy at the craps table rolled for a good 90 minutes without crapping out. He hit about ten points, rolled 11 hard ways, and was making everyone at the table a boatload of money. I’m not going to get into how much I won (those close to me know), but you know it’s a good day when the pit boss has to come over to you and start getting your information so you can fill out a 1099 form and get taxes taken out of my winnings. It was ridiculous. I’m willing to bet I’ll never experience that ever again at a craps table, but man, that might’ve been one of the top 3 moments in my life. I was literally jumping up and down and screaming at the top of my lungs at the table. Not to mention hugging a bunch of strangers. Good times. Long live the “fire bet.” Google it if you want to know more.
Your RHOC recap by Nell Kalter is now up so go check that out. Which is a perfect segue into this:
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Even when I was away for the weekend, we had “Bachelor” news pop up. As I was about to fly out on Friday, Britt and Brady gave an interview to People.com where they admitted they’ve been broken up for a couple months. Gee, where did I hear that before? Definitely an example of how you absolutely CANNOT judge these contestants relationships by what you see on social media. When I told you three weeks ago that Britt and Brady were broken up, fans of them wanted proof, they could’ve believe it because those two had just favorited one another’s tweet or liked an Instagram pic etc. It. Means. Nothing. They were broken up before the show even started airing. If that doesn’t make you realize how much of a “fake lead” social media can be, I don’t know what will.
The other breaking news from Friday was the announcement that there will be a live one hour after-show on Monday night’s after BIP airs, that will be hosted by Chris Harrison, and co-hosted by Jenny Mollen, better known as Jason Biggs wife (and if you’re really curious as to how she got this gig) and really good friends with Elan. So for those keeping track, BIP 2 is getting a TON of coverage this season. One hour episode every Sunday night, two hour episode on Monday nights, followed by a one hour live after-show. Ridiculous. Talk about overkill. It certainly doesn’t need that much, nor will I write a recap for each. Starting that week, there will just be a Tuesday recap covering everything from Sunday and Monday’s episode, with “Reader Emails” Wednesday, “Dr. Reality Steve” Thursday and the chat Thursday nights.
Another couple I’ve been asked a lot about lately has been Michelle and Cody, since neither of them have posted anything on social media since July 8th. Which is odd for those two since both are huge on Twitter and Instagram and post daily. So if we’re almost at two weeks of them posting nothing, they must be off filming a show. And they are. Problem is, I’m not sure which show it is. All I know is they’re definitely filming one of those relationship/therapy shows. But “Couples Therapy” on VH1 I’m pretty sure already filmed it’s next season which begins in September, and “Celebrity Marriage Boot Camp” that Sean and Catherine were on already filmed and we know the couples on that show. So unless one of those shows films back-to-back seasons, it must be a show I’ve either never heard of, or a new one starting up. But yeah, that’s what Michelle and Cody are up to and I expect them back on the social media grid sometime later this week.
Also, remember the “Bachelor” taping last week at “Good Morning America?” Found out that it’s a segment that’ll run on the morning of the finale the 27th, and it was a 5-on-4 contest pitting the “singles vs married” in a trivia game that Chris Harrison hosted. It was “Singles” Andi, Chris Soules, Clare, and Ali vs “Married” Lacey, Des & Chris, and Sean & Catherine. And it wasn’t even “Bachelor” trivia. It was like “love” trivia. So pretty lame if you ask me, but look for that next Monday morning on GMA.
Ratings are in from last night, and I’m actually surprised how well the show did. Basically did the exact same numbers as last week drawing 6.9 million viewers with a 1.9 rating. Only surprising because the “Tell All” show really doesn’t have much substance to it. I expect the finale to draw between 7.5-8 million viewers, with the ATFR drawing a bit more. For comparison, Andi’s finale drew 7.5 million (1.9 rating) with the ATFR drawing 7.9 million (2.1 rating). I think Kaitlyn’s beats that.
Chris Harrison and Kaitlyn’s blogs are up. His weekly TVGuide.com interview was him just rehashing what we saw last night. In his Yahoo blog, the best part about it was him calling Kaitlyn on her cackle laugh. Good stuff. As for Kaitlyn, her People.com blog broke down what she thought of most of the guys and how they came across on the show last night.
One of the only “Bachelor” recaps I read is Grantland.com’s “Right Reasons” podcast every Friday with Jacoby and Juliet. If you missed it, here was this past week’s:
In the first couple minutes, they have some scoop regarding the filming of this season that a lot of you have asked about. According to them, they talked to an ABC exec friend of theirs who told them overnights and final rose ceremony was supposed to take place in Patagonia in South America, but that due to Kaitlyn’s sex with Nick, she threw a monkey wrench into things and they changed it on the fly. I’ve come to find out that is partially right. Patagonia is where they were supposed to travel to for the end of the season, but plans didn’t change because Kaitlyn had sex with Nick. That’s preposterous. Then again, I wouldn’t expect an ABC exec to admit the actual truth, so I can see why he went with the “Oh yeah, Kaitlyn changed the whole thing for us.” Wrong. The trade they had worked out with Patagonia fell through and that’s why they had to adjust on the fly and stay in Ireland an extra week, then do the final rose ceremony at the mansion. Don’t think for a second it had to do with any Kaitlyn sex. It didn’t. Which also makes Chris Harrison’s BS of, “Well, we decided Kaitlyn needed some more intimate time with you guys, so we’re gonna go from 6 to 3 and go directly into overnights” even that much more of a lie. It didn’t go from 6 to 3 because of how relationships were progressing. It happened because for whatever reason, their trade with Patagonia fell through and they had to adjust on the fly. So there you go. And no, like Jacoby I didn’t have the faintest idea where the hell Patagonia was before I heard that. If you wou’ve told me it was a country off the coast of Eastern Europe I would’ve believed you.
And for this week’s poll question, this is the topic on page 4 today, so let me know what you think: