I want to publicly acknowledge US Weekly being a full month late to the “Ben H. is the next Bachelor” party. E! Online and this site reported that a month ago, yet somehow US didn’t put it out til today’s magazine that hit newsstands with Ben H. on the cover saying “Meet the New Bachelor.” For the last month, all I’ve heard is people telling me how Ben isn’t doing it, Ben turned it down, they’re gonna do two Ben’s, it’s gonna be Nick, it’s gonna be Ben Z., Ben H. is dating Tenley…on and on and on and on it went. Mind you, none of that information came from any solid sources, just people thinking that because they see something on social media it must be true. The fact is they did exactly what I said they would: they played Nick. Guess what? They hired Nick a personal trainer. Just like they did Arie last season. Womp wooooooooooooomp. Sorry bud. It was Ben and they played you like a fiddle making you think you had a chance. You should see how many people were convinced it was gonna be Nick because of this factor or that factor or Ben didn’t do anything on social media etc. It’s all noise. It was always going to be Ben and they just dragged it out for people to keep talking and keep interest up, which they did.
I’m sure you’ve seen this by now, but Andi is writing a book about her break up with Josh. Put it this way: if someone is writing a break up book, it’s not going to be positive. She’s not gonna sit and praise Josh the whole book, that’s for sure. Do I think it’s bush league? Yes. Is she hitting below the belt and monetarily capitalizing off of trashing him? Absolutely. To mask it with “oh, this is just a self help book for all women who have gone through break ups before” is a load of crap. She wants to spill dirt on her relationship with Josh, throw him under the bus, and collect money for it. Lets not fool ourselves.
It’s becoming pretty much a weekly occurrence, but yet another BIP contestant is blaming the editing that they received. Josh told TMZ that the story he was telling about $30 coconuts with Molly in them was just a story he was told by a producer and he was just relaying it on to everyone. I can believe that. However, it amazes me that all the contestants love all the attention they get from the show – except when it becomes negative. Then they’ll run to any outlet they can to try and defend themselves. It’s pointless and it makes you look desperate. You agreed to go on the show, you know what the producers are capable of, so deal with whatever edit you get because I’m telling you, 95% of the audience doesn’t read it and doesn’t care.
Nick did an interview with the Huffington Post the other day and, shocker, said he absolutely would consider being the “Bachelor.” Mind you, Nick did this interview already aware the show had hired him a personal trainer and being fed that he was in serious consideration. So basically just dismiss anything he says in this because he was just playing coy. 1) He didn’t get the gig and 2) We’ve known for months he wanted to be the “Bachelor.”
Finally, Chris Harrison’s Yahoo blog is up now talking about episode 2 of the show. Nothing too juicy, but figured you might want to read it. On to “Reader Emails”…