A lot of “Bachelor” news and info to get to today, some old, some more recent, plus “Reader Emails,” and the triumphant return of “Reality Roundup.” I can’t remember the last time I did one. Had to be over a year ago, but felt like it was time. A LOT of shows that I’m watching right now, so I’ll give you my thoughts on DWTS, Survivor, X Factor, The Voice, and even throw in a few thoughts on some scripted television shows to boot. But first, a lot of news and notes to get caught up on since last Thursday’s post regarding happenings in the “Bachelor/ette” world, so lets get started.
First, we gotta start with the news that rocked my world about 10:30 last night when I go on US Weekly’s website and see this headline:
“Jennie Garth Goes on a Date With Jason Clark!”
It struck me as odd because I didn’t recognize anyone in the entertainment world right off the bat with the name “Jason Clark.” Then I clicked on the story, and see a paparazzi picture taken of this guy and Jennie leaving Katsuya on Sunday night and realize, “Holy Sh**! That’s my former roommate Jason Clark!” Very, very bizarre to say the least. Jason was a year ahead of me at LMU but we hung out a lot. Then back in 2001, after his roommate moved out, I moved in with him. I’d say we were pretty close friends back then who kept in touch throughout the years, and even after I moved to Texas in 2006, I still saw him at least once on every trip back to CA for the first couple years. We’ve kinda gone our separate ways the last 3 years or so, but remained his FB friend and would always see what he was up to. That is, until I checked again last night and saw his FB was deactivated.
What’s funny about this whole thing is he emailed me ten days ago saying a “Bachelor” producer just recently approached him at an event he was at and insisted he apply to be on the show and asked me my thoughts. Of course I told him it would be career suicide, like I tell anyone who asks me, and that the negatives far outweigh the positives. Then this story happened last night. So bizarre. You know something else ironic in all this? The running joke back in the day when we were in college (at the same time the 90210 crew were in their college seasons) was that Jason looked like Brian Austin Green, who as we know played Kelly’s half brother on the show. This is all too funny to me. Anyway, my 90210 pants went crazy last night when I saw it and just figured I’d share. However, if you’re looking for dirt or me to trash the guy, it’s not going to happen. Jason is a good guy, always the health nut, and I’ve got nothing but good things to say about him. So if this is anything serious between him and Kelly…errrr…Jennie, I wish him the best. Just one request Jason. Find out the real reason why Brandon and Kelly could never tie the knot. Or why it took Kelly so long to get over that cokehead Collin. Thanks, bud.
A couple videos of Jason for those interested. Sorry man, but I have no idea what you’re talking about in these videos:
All next week I will be in California to spend with family, see friends, and steal all of Olivia and Nicholas’ candy Wednesday night. I still don’t know what they’re going as, and I don’t think they do either. Me? For the 26th time in the last 27 years, I will not be dressing up for Halloween. Sorry. Not my thing. Never been much of a Halloween guy. But hey, knock yourselves out if you want to dress like a naughty nurse, a slutty she-devil, or wear some other hooker-like wardrobe. To each their own. I won’t complain. Second year in a row too that while I’m back in CA, hometown dates will be taking place. So there probably won’t be any columns going up next week, but you can fully expect me to find out at least a few of the hometown dates, so I will just update those on Twitter and/or Facebook. Last year I missed Nikki’s hometown date being filmed in the Stockyards that I easily could’ve driven out to and got pictures. Oh well.
Plenty of “Bachelor”-related stuff to get to, starting with what’s happening down in St. Croix. If you missed Tuesday’s post, scroll down past this one as it’s the next post on this page and you’ll see Sean’s date with Tierra LiCausi. I’d completely forgotten to add her to the “Sean’s Girls” link, but if you need to know more about her, you can read WetPaint.com’s profile of her, or just go to ABC’s “Bachelor” page to see her headshot and mini bio. One thing to correct in their bio is that Tierra doesn’t live in CA. Don’t know where they got that. She works and lives in Colorado and is in the real estate business. There’s a very sentimental reason as to why she named her dog Reese as well. Curious to see if it gets brought up on the show. Not my place to bring it up but it’s out there on Google if you’re interested in searching for yourself.
So I know a lot of the Jemily fans were squealing with delight when the pictures surfaced Sunday of Jef and Emily shopping in Charlotte, which then led to rampant speculation they were back together or something. Six days previous, each of them had released a statement for all of America to see that they were broken up and no longer engaged. Then they’re shown shopping together with Ricki in tow and neither has commented about it since. You want to know what’s going on with them? Here you go:
It’s not happening. I don’t know what Jef was doing there, I don’t know why he was shopping with her and Ricki, nor do I really care. All I know is that they’re not back together or trying to reconcile. Moving on.
Speaking of couples not making it, I’m sure all you saw the story WetPaint broke Sunday night that Tony and Blakeley had broken up. Can’t say I didn’t see this one coming. And after reading Tony’s statement to People.com, he pretty much summed up exactly why it’s nearly impossible for these couples formed on the show to make it.
” It was like a fairy tale at first when we were on the show and afterward,” he says. “It was like a vacation – we were in the honeymoon stage. Then when she moved here, it was really difficult for both of us. Blakeley had to start over a new life – there were so many stresses. The honeymoon stage drifted away. We were both going through the motions and we weren’t as happy as we could have been.”
If that statement isn’t a microcosm of what this franchise is, I don’t know what is. Translation: We got caught up in the moment, the idea of proposing and getting a free ring on national TV was presented to me, and I didn’t turn it down. This just never made much sense. These people had known each other for 2 weeks on the show, saw each other after the show, and then get engaged after knowing each other less than 2 months? It just wasn’t realistic. It certainly is possible to date someone from this show, but when you looked at these two’s story, they were really asking a whole hell of a lot. Tony lived on the other side of the US from Blakeley AND had a child. I said it back in September and I’ll say it again: Blakeley never struck me as someone ready to pack up her life, move to a place where the only person she knew was Tony, and immediately move into the step mom role. I don’t think I was crazy by thinking that, and judging by their less than 2 month engagement, turns out it was right. The honeymoon phase wears off rather quickly with these couples once they go back to their normal life and realize, “Holy crap. I barely even know this person and now I’m in a relationship with them.” We’ve seen it time and time again. Certainly Tony and Blakeley weren’t the first and most definitely won’t be the last.
Interesting to see Mike Fleiss tweet that there was a car accident involving Sean and some of the producers down in St. Croix on Monday but that everyone was fine. Usually we don’t hear about stuff like this, and who knows if there’s ever been accidents like this in the past, but considering this was an off day of filming per se, I don’t know if we’ll ever get any details behind the car crash or if there was even any footage of it. I can’t imagine why cameras would’ve been rolling during a car ride with producers and Sean, but who knows? Maybe we’ll get some sort of footage of it when the show rolls around. One thing Fleiss also mentioned in a tweet was that this season was full of more emergencies than they’ve ever had before. I know for sure during one of the LA group dates, one of the girls was injured and was immediately taken to the hospital. She was then eliminated at the very next rose ceremony. Gee Sean, show a little compassion huh?
Anyone happen to catch Courtney’s tweet on Monday? Here’s what she wrote:
“Do you guys like reading Bachelor spoilers? I just read a few for Seans season, reminds me of when I almost left early. I got to call my sister for support, and she told me the next four locations.
So, am I indirectly responsible for Ben and Courtney ending up together? I mean, we all know where her sister got the information for the four upcoming locations that Courtney was talking about. Why she was able to talk to her and tell her that I have no idea, but, we’re hearing more and more as the season goes on that certain people sometimes are given special privileges during filming that others aren’t given. I mean, that’s pretty bizarre that that early in the show Courtney was thinking of leaving the show, was able to call her sister, her sister passed on info she got from my site, and it ended up changing Courtney’s attitude. So, if Courtney knew around Utah I guess where the next four locations were going to be, did she tell anyone else in the house? Did everyone else know where they were headed too and the surprise was ruined? I sure hope that’s the case, but even if not, that’s awesome that my information was able to infiltrate the show during filming.
And finally…..this story:
I mean, I’m glad she’s ok and all but, ummmmm, yeah. You can’t possibly even have a joke for this story since the joke writes itself. C’mon, don’t tell me you didn’t chuckle at least once while reading that? Not even a slight chuckle? My condolences to Brittany and her head.