Man, you talk about getting the short end of the stick. Last we spoke, I had told you about my time at the Taylor Swift concert last Tuesday night at Staples Center. Great concert, I enjoyed it, Olivia sure as hell loved it, and I’d recommend it to anyone whose kids loves TSwift. As we know, Taylor always brings out special guests during her concert. Unfortunately of the five dates she had at Staples Center, I’d say we got the least impressive group of special guests. On nights I wasn’t there, she brought out Kobe, Matt LeBlanc, Chris Rock, Ellen DeGeneres, and others. My night we got her performing with Beck and St. Vincent, and then later a duet with John Legend. Meh. Whatever. On her last concert in LA, she brought out Justin Timberlake and Selena Gomez. So yeah, compared to what we got, needless to say we were disappointed after the fact. Hell, even this past Saturday in San Diego she brought out the dude that sings the “Cheerleader” song, then Avril Lavigne. I would’ve taken Avril over John Legend, but that’s just me because I have a penchant for teenie bopper music. She’s here in Dallas for one night Oct. 17th at AT&T Stadium. Staples only held 15,000 when I was there. I can only imagine what a concert at the Death Star would look like. Don’t tempt me.
Did you see where Chris Harrison said in a recent TVGuide.com interview that “After Paradise” is working and he basically sees this experiment moving over to the “Bachelor” franchise? I can see them doing it because just look at the decent sized audience “After Paradise” is getting on a summer show. It would get more during the “Bachelor.” I’m just confused on when they would do it. I know “Castle” has been picked up for another season, and that usually runs right after the “Bachelor” in January. So when would they have time to fit in an hour “After Paradise” show? I’m not sure, but expect this show to continue during the “Bachelor” and “Bachelorette” seasons.
One of the big appearances on the “After Paradise” last night was Bukowski’s “retirement” from the franchise. Obviously it was a prepared speech that he was reading off the teleprompter, but later last night, he took to Twitter to post a more in depth look at why he’s retiring and the toll this show took on him. Props to him for admitting this show made him chase fame and completely changed him. Nothing I haven’t been telling you people for years. Chris is the first one to own up to it and for that I give him props. Now, if only others would (cough…Nick…cough). This is another case of whether or not you believe someone, but I don’t think he made all that up. And yes, plenty of these people decide to go back on to change a perception people had of them, or get a better edit, and that’s probably the OPPOSITE of what they should be doing. I hope Chris stands by this and doesn’t change his mind. At least he was honest.
Ratings are in from Sunday night, and the showed jumped a little in overall viewership. Today’s ratings aren’t out yet because they’re delayed, but if you check back here in about an hour, I’ll have it up. UPDATE: Monday ratings are in and they’re down slightly from last week. Overall viewers for the first hour episode were down 300k from the previous week to 5.2 million, and the rating went from a 1.8 to 1.5. As for “After Paradise,” also down a notch as they drew 3.8 million compared to 4 million last week, and the rating went from a 1.3 to a 1.0 last night. Which only proves one thing: America loves Joe Bailey.
Check out Sharleen’s blog from Sunday night’s episode where she gives it to Dan pretty good for his approach towards Samantha. I’ll retweet her blog today once it’s posted.
Nell Kalter has your RHOC recap up now, so give her some love. Not only for the recap, but school started up yesterday so she’s back teaching. Moment of silence for all teachers starting their new year.
So now we’ve seen both Joe and Samantha on “After Paradise” own up to some of the things they’ve done. We’ve also seen Juelia on there giving her thoughts on everything. My thoughts on Samantha last night are in the last paragraph on Page 4 today to check that out, but I saw this article written on Juelia yesterday where, again, she still is talking about the situation. So today’s poll question is really simple. You’ve heard all their arguments, stories, confession, etc. Who do you believe the most between those three? We know they’ve all lied and fibbed to a certain extent, but through all that, who do you believe now the most when they recall what happened?