You know what I’m gonna do to celebrate this season? I’ll give you one guess. That’s right. One. Shouldn’t be hard considering I do this at least 3 to 4 times a year. That’s right. Vegas time. Will be there in 2 weeks, but hey, this one is also for my niece Olivia. Remember before Christmas when I threw it out there I needed some help in creative design for Olivia’s Xmas gift? Well since she’s obsessed with all things Paris and Eiffel Tower, but we’re not ready to take her to the real Paris, France, I decided to do the next best thing and got my sister and her family two nights at Paris in Vegas. And of course I’d never pass up the opportunity to go myself, so I’m meeting them there along with my mom (her Xmas gift as well), then I’m gonna stay a couple extra days once they leave. I’ve never stayed at Paris before so I figured I would this time so I don’t have to cab it over to meet with them every day. Of course when they leave, I’m moving hotels but that’s because I’m a hotel snob. You should know that by now. Two things I’m a snob about: Flying and hotels. Not that I have to fly first class, I just have to sit exit row. Need leg room. And hotels I just need my space. If you remember the room I was in when I Periscoped back in August, yeah. Same one this time once the family leaves. I don’t wanna say I deserve it, but – I deserve it. Treat yo’ self.
The blogs are up for everyone to read. First we have Ben’s final blog of the season recapping last night. Chris Harrison’s pointless blog is also now up where he gives us nothing. In addition, JoJo did an interview with People about her thoughts on being the “Bachelorette.” Riveting. But probably the best blog of them all is Nell Kalter’s Vanderpump Rules recap. It’s stellar as always, so check all those out.
Don’t forget to get your “Reader Emails” and “Dr. Reality Steve” emails in for the final edition until May this week. Right now, I believe I have four “Dr. Reality Steve” emails so lets pump that up to 50. Or 100. Kidding. You know the drill. Get your emails in as these will be the last until the week of the “Bachelorette” premiere on May 23rd. Staring next week will be the return of “Daily Links” along with giving you any spoilers I get on JoJo’s filming which I believe begins Thursday night.
Ratings are in from last night and, as expected, the finale was the most watched episode of the season drawing 9.5 million viewers, with a 2.8 rating. The ATFR drew 9.25 million with a 2.7 rating. In comparison, Chris’ finale last year did almost the exact same numbers with 9.5 tuning in to the finale and a 2.7 rating, with 9.6 million watching the ATFR with a 2.7 rating. So once again, like this show or not, it draws eyeballs every season no matter who is the lead. I’d say ABC is thrilled with those numbers.
I’m sure you saw over the weekend some former contestants snapping and Instagramming pics together as they were filming “Celebrity Family Feud” again to air later this summer. It was the guys vs girls as the teams were: Tanner, Shawn, Cupcake, Ben Z., Ben H. vs. Jade, Kaitlyn, Andi, Ashley I., Sarah Herron and I’m sure Steve Harvey talks over all of them, overlaughs, and makes the show all about himself.
You catch SNL this past weekend with Ariana Grande? If you didn’t, you missed them skewering Lace during “Weekend Update.” Not only does Cecily Strong look like Lace, but she has the impression nailed down as well. Check it out:
We all remember Brady from Kaitlyn’s season, right? He went after Britt, they dated a while then she broke his heart and he wrote songs about it? Well, his album is now available to view right here if you want to listen to some of the songs he wrote ater the show:
Would you help me finish my record? As an indie artist without management or a major label backing, I’ve decided to lean into the true heroes, the listeners, and ask for your support. By pledging and pre-ordering any exclusive item at http://pledgemusic.com/bradytoops you will help us finish the last half of this record as well as get an all access pass to exclusive behind the scenes footage and updates. This rare, limited time give-away includes 2 songs in their current, unfinished form (“Let You Go” & “Love On My Mind”) as well as a live track of one of the songs (“Bleed”). I decided to release this FREE “PledgeMusic Sampler”, so you could see behind the curtain and hear a few songs before they’re even fully finished. We can’t do it without you. Much LOVE!
P.S. And for Reality TV fans: even though I didn’t find love on ABC’s Season 11 of “The Bachelorette”, this record came out of that experience. Sometimes life works out the way you want it to, and sometimes it doesn’t. Yet I’ve often found that the best music comes through experiences of great love as well as experiences of great pain. This record chronicles the last season of my life where, like never before, I’ve known what it means to love, as well as to lose. Maybe you’ve felt the same things. Maybe these songs are just as much yours as they are mine. May they add something beautiful to your life. I can’t wait to show you the rest of the album. Wishing you only the best.
And your final poll question of the season. Simple and straightforward. What’d you think of the season?