Should I do my movie review every week in this column too? For the last 5 Saturdays, I’ve gone to an afternoon movie to get caught up on the latest in cinema. Granted, I’m not going and seeing anything that will remotely be up for an Academy Award, but I like to at least have a pulse of what’s going on at the movies. The last 5 weeks I’ve seen “Godzilla,” “The Other Woman,” “Neighbors,” “22 Jump Street,” and this past weekend was “Think Like a Man Too.” It was pretty much what you’d expect. Some funny parts, some unfunny parts, and Kevin Hart doing his schtick of talking 5,000 miles an hour. He’s funny, but honestly, I don’t think his material is all that great. I’ve seen a couple of his sets, and I think his humor is much more driven from his delivery and speed than his actual content. I can name 20 comics off the top of my head who have better content in their stand up, yet none of them are nearly as successful as him. Very, very tough industry to make it in, that’s for sure. It’s so subjective. All it takes is the right person to think you’re funny, and you can catch your break.
Quick thing to note in the spoilers regarding next week. The dates are correct, with Josh and Marcus getting the 1-on-1’s and a group date with the other four (Nick gets the group date rose), but I mixed up what Josh and Marcus did. Josh gets the Geese Parade date along with the “American Young” concert. On the preview for next week’s episode, they clearly showed Josh and Andi watching as the geese walked by. And in the season preview released back on May 5th, it says “…traveling to Brussels and Ghent, where Andi and one happy guy watch a famous goose parade and are treated to a concert by ‘American Young’.” So those two go hand in hand. That’s Josh’s date, not Marcus’. I’ve updated that in the episode-by-episode spoilers.
Did you see this article that came out a couple weeks ago that said the “Bachelor” ranks #1 among shows watched by people with an income of at least $150k? I figured that had to be a typo, but apparently not. Granted, this isn’t a giant sample size and it only pertains to certain shows, but I guess this is what they came up with. Kind of a head scratcher, since the last thing you’d think of when talking about the viewers of this show are smart, intelligent, well educated and highly successful. Hey, I’m just saying. You’ve seen the emails. Doesn’t strike me that a MENSA group is sitting around discussing this show on a weekly basis. So I guess they can hang their hat on this for a while. Not to mention, as silly as this survey was, all the more reason the show stays on the air. Advertisers see a stat like that and they salivate.
This Saturday night at the OHM Nightclub on Hollywood and Highland, Michelle Money is hosting her 3rd annual charity event to raise money for colon cancer, the Blue Royale Casino Night. Different theme this season, along with a different venue. I have attended this event the last two years but will not be attending this year. In the past it’s been on the last weekend in March or first weekend in April, when I’ve been in CA already. This year it comes a week before I’m out there, so going to CA on back-to-back weeks wasn’t in the cards. Always a fun event, so I’m going to donate instead. Also, with it being held while no “Bachelor” programming is being filmed (the last two were held while the “Bachelorette” was filming and “Bachelor in Paradise” will be done), it means that certain people from production will be at the show and there’s really no need for me to be at something like that. Venturing into tricky waters so it’s best if I stay away. But anyone who wants to donate or even attend, click the link above to see how you can help out.
Did you see the letter that TMZ got a hold of last week that Andi wrote her boss? So initially she had to take time off to film the show. Then she asked for an extension through December for god knows what reason. But hey, please consider her for her position back after essentially taking a year off. I’m gonna go out on a limb here and say that Andi will never get taken back at that job. I certainly don’t think she wants to be in law anymore, and she’s going to explore her options in the entertainment filed. Once those dry up, of course she still has law to fall back on, but it certainly wouldn’t be back at that place. I’ve spoken to three people in the legal field off record who’ve all said that unless Andi is the greatest assistant D.A. to ever walk the face of the earth and is irreplaceable (which she isn’t considering they let her essentially take a year off), there’s no reason they’d hire her back to her same position. Do I think Andi is gonna be on DWTS? Absolutely not. But I’m guessing she is exploring all her options at this point and is giving herself until December to see if anything comes up.
Chris did his conference call with the media last week, and couldn’t have played it closer to the vest if he tried. Yikes. Could he have possibly given any more bland, “gee, I don’t know” answers? I mean, I know the guy is setting himself up for the next “Bachelor,” but reading those answers was painful. He never really gives one good answer to any question. Granted, he’s limited in what he can and can’t say, but we see these conference calls every week, and certainly people in the past have given better answers than this. He’s so guarded about what he wants to really say versus what he did say, it’s laughable. But hey, that’s what you get when you’re under a microscope and don’t want to piss anyone off. Funny how he gives it to Nick a little, yet days later was hanging with him in Chicago.
Ratings are in, and the show dipped a little below the 6 million mark for the night. Last week it was about 6.1. I tend to think it’ll pick up in the coming weeks as we get to the meatier part of the season with only a handful of guys left. This is where the casual viewer starts paying more attention because there aren’t as many guys to remember.