Since you are low on emails, here goes:
I’m writing about the unReal finale, so spoiler alert for anyone who hasn’t seen it…
What do you think of the ending? How do you think the deed was done? It’s not like he had a lot of time to do it or had planned ahead.
I suppose the writers have a year to figure it out!
Comment: My guess is he ran them off the road.
Love your blog and I go there for my guilty pleasure reading during lunch at work.
Don’t judge me, but I watch “Million dollar Matchmaker” and I saw for this week’s previews, Ashley I is going on there. Patty claims she needs to find love after Jared and really wants to. It should be for a good laugh.
Comment: Yes, I mentioned that back when it was first announced a while ago.
Congrats on being nominated for the Best Reality TV Website.
Also, thanks for sharing the shocking story behind Grant’s tattoo. You had mentioned the tattoo before and that Grant is shady, but I had forgotten the details. Please share more of Grant’s relationship dirt that some readers may have forgotten.
Thanks for your entertaining site,
Comment: You’d have to go back to a column I wrote in June. I believe it was the week there was no episode because of the NBA Finals. That next day I posted all the Jordan and Grant stuff from the exes.
1. Do you think JoJo will be on DWTS this fall season? I recently checked the Instagram followers of the most recent Bachelor and Bachelorettes and JoJo has the most followers out of all of them. (currently 1.9 million) So I think if they were to cast any bachelorette, it would most likely be her. Thoughts? Haven’t heard anything other than that E! report which says she’s rumored to do it, and I agree, if if they’re gonna ever cast a Bachelorette, it would be her.
2. I think you once mentioned that if you were to do any reality show, it would be DWTS. Who’d you like to have as your partner and what dance style would you like to learn the most?
Keep up the great work! Greetings from Austria
Comment: Oh geez. Either Emma, Lindsay, or Witney. Or Sharna. Lets throw her in there. Not sure which one I’d be most interested in actually. Never really given it much thought. I think I could learn the quick step pretty well. The latin dances would be toughest.
I just finished listening to both of the Nick interviews you posted. VERY interesting stuff. I love that he mentioned you twice in the podcast as well. He’s a lot more self aware than I previously thought and really doesn’t seem like such a bad guy at all. But then in the back of my mind I’m remembering that you know something else about him that we’ll never know…
If you happened to run into him somewhere, what would you say to him? I’ve always wondered what that kind of interaction would be like for any of these contestants to see you in real life after you’ve written so much about them.
Comment: I would do an interview with Nick right now if he would. I just don’t think he would. I have plenty I’d like to ask him. I think enough time has passed since the plane videos and I think he’s at a better place now to talk about some things that maybe he didn’t talk about before.
Hey Steve –
I think this is what Nick was talking about with Juliet, too. He said “Jared is a really nice guy, but he’s also a fan favorite and everyone wants to be likeable so linking up with a fan favorite is never a bad move and that’s why Jared is more desirable.” – I’m definitely paraphrasing here but it just seems like that’s what you thought too:
Almost like Caila came on this show (you know, deciding two days beforehand like she said) to build her brand. Imagine that? I don’t think she’s the least bit interested in Jared outside the show, I reported back when I posted the spoilers, and watching last night only further solidified it. At least for me it did. Not to mention on the live chat this past Thursday night, I told you I heard right now they aren’t together. Nothing’s changed in that regard. That came from a pretty good source, so I certainly believe it. I think she was with him on the show so she could be with somebody and not get sent home. Too many red flags with her.
Anyways, I totally agree she has all kinds of fakeness and red flags about her and I’m glad we weren’t subjected to a season of someone trying to say and be all the right things.
Can’t wait for more Jade and Tanner parading about this evening
Comment: Not to mention Carly’s tweet that I brought up on page 1 saying Ashley may have been the one who confronted Caila about what she said to Jared warning him about her, but she wasn’t the only one who had concerns. So it’s not like Ashley was just paranoid of Jared and Caila. More people kinda see Caila’s endgame.
Who of the women on Paradise so far would you choose for a date?
Comment: Jen. The twins. That’s it.
Is it just my area or does the audio keep going out in certain conversations in BIP? It has happened 3 weeks in a row.
Comment: Not sure since I don’t know what parts went missing for you. I haven’t noticed anything.
Longtime reader! A DJ in Nashville (Bobby Bones, nationally syndicated show) has recently mentioned on 2 separate occasions that Jojo used to hook up with a country music artist that he knows. It sounded pretty recent, maybe right before Bachelorette? Do you know who the singer is? Was it a hookup or were they dating?
Comment: Yeah, numerous people have reported this story to me, but I don’t know who they’re referring to, nor do I know if it’s even true. If it is, does the story surprise me? Not in the least bit.
Hope you’re well.
Just a comment on the Nick interviews. I think he’s playing this well. He’s getting a great edit on this season. He’s coming off funny, considerate and gentlemanly. Especially in comparison to Josh. I can totally see why he’s try to convince the audience that there’s no edit. Reading between the lines: I’m really a nice guy and Josh is really a controlling psycho. It’s funny really but I’m sure there are many who will believe him.
Watching this season knowing the spoilers is hilarious!! Knowing what we know about people like Josh and Grant and how desperate Carly is just adds so much to the whole thing, so thanks!!
Comment: Nick is coming across 1 billion times better than Josh this season. It’s a runaway.
I was out of town this weekend at a wedding and naturally talk turned to the Bachelor, Ben Flajnik in particular. Once we exhausted the topic of his hair, we realized we remembered no girls from his season. Do you know if producers ever considered any of those girls for the Bachelorette? Or was Emily Maynard locked in so early they didn’t need to? I know you said the lead doesn’t really matter because people would tune in, but we couldn’t remember anyone even being popular with viewers that year. We just thought it was interesting that the season we considered boring also somewhat broke the feeder system model.
Comment: Kacie B. was the most popular one that resonated with the audience the most I believe. And if you asked fans to pick a girl from Ben’s season to be the “Bachelorette,” I’m guessing she would’ve been the overwhelming favorite. But yeah, they were locked on Emily so I guess it didn’t matter.
Why in the world is BIP located in a place without air conditioning? And as much as Josh sweats in a “normal” environment, he has to be drenching all the time. How could anyone want to be next to that making out … Sweaty and probably not too fresh smelling. Along those lines, when the guys remarked about Caila’s hair, I would agree it’s pretty, mostly because it’s clean. Has Carly even washed her hair since BIP last year? Are there really no standards for hygiene on this show?
Comment: I’m not sure why they put them in a resort with no air conditioning. Beats me. Unless it’s a psychological tool that they’re using to make them even more antsy than they already are. That could be it.
I have no idea how often Carly washes her hair. Ask Evan. Maybe he does it for her now.
Was wondering if you have any spoilers for who will be on the new cast of Dancing with the Stars?
Thanks from a long time follower,
Comment: The only names I’ve heard so far (all coming from E!) are JoJo, Amber Rose, and Jake T. Austin from “Wizards of Waverly Place.” With the official cast announcement coming next Tuesday, I’m guessing names will start leaking this week and over the weekend. Usually when it happens.
I’d like to know if you have a recommendation for me, please. I am an early 30’s single, white woman who has never had any desire to watch the Bachelor/ette/ In Paradise. I find myself in the undesirable position of soon being forced into watching a season with a dear friend who has some severe health problems that I will be helping with the recuperation of for about 2 weeks. She says her “dying wish” (I told her to knock that sh*t off, I’m calling it her “living wish” or nothing at all) is to binge watch her favorite show with me for it’s escapism value. I’m at a loss for ways to get out of it, and as a good friend, I’ve negotiated my way down from an indeterminate binge watching free for all to a reasonable 3 seasons max. I would like to know, do you have a couple of seasons that you find less distasteful/mind numbing than others? Or are they really all just the same year after year? To me they’re all the same. But as much as it pains you to do this, just know she’ll appreciate it way more than you know.
Having read your column a bit, I understand you to be decidedly not a fan and similarly forced into watching a show you have no interest in. Except you get paid, so hats off to you! Maybe I’m wrong, but you seem like the best person to give me your thoughts on how to survive the 3 seasons.
Which seasons suck the least?
Thank you so much.
Comment: Depends on what you’re looking for in your seasons. Are you wanting to do “Bachelor” or “Bachelorette?” Do you want to enjoy looking at 25 hot guys, or, watch women be catty? The choice is yours. I seriously can’t help on this one because I don’t particularly find any of the seasons all that different from each other.