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I'm sad about it, too, Michelle. Having said that, it's not cool to try and cry your way out of a tough spot. You're not one of the little girls, right? ( photo)

There’s so much bitterness toward Michelle Money.

I can understand it from the women of “The Bachelor” Season 15. Michelle’s sarcasm may be funny to me at home, but I bet it is different when you’re on the receiving end.

But I think they went too far at “The Women Tell All,” especially Stacey (a fellow cheater!), who dissed Michelle as a mom for putting herself first — while ignoring the fact that Emily Maynard also left her daughter at home.

(Not to mention single dad Jason Mesnick, who left his son behind first on “The Bachelorette” Season 4 and then as “The Bachelor” on Season 13. And he had single mom Stephanie Hogan as one of his contestants.)

Ken & Barbie ... if Ken & Barbie had lots of skeletons in their closets. ( pic)

Fans seem to be mixed on Michelle, with the haters truly HATING her. Whatever.

I still marvel at the idea that Charlie Sheen has more than 2 million Twitter followers, supporters and defenders, but Michelle can’t catch a break for being aggressive on “The Bachelor.” And I believe she did talk about her daughter, Brielle, on the show and ABC decided they already had a mom talking about her kid, so they stuck with Michelle’s other, more humorous comments.

So I can see Ashley Hebert definitely being “The Bachelorette.” I don’t like her (especially as a brunette) and I don’t care to follow her “journey” through “the process,” but whatever. I’m resigned.

Reid Rosenthal tweeted this pic of himself with fellow Philly resident, Ashley Hebert. Ashley looks much better here than she did on the WTA.

Between Chantal O’Brien’s rumored new boyfriend and the fact that Brad said he wanted a sweet person who makes him want to be a better man, it looks like he’s really picking Emily Maynard. Fine.

I think it may be a lost cause, but Chris Harrison said earlier in the week that the Bachelorette had not yet been chosen, so go ahead and vote in this poll and support either Michelle, Shawntel Newton or one of the Ashleys. Reality Steve said the After the Final Rose is being filmed today, so it could be that they will announce the new lady right there.

•  5 Hints That Brad Womack Picks Emily Maynard

5 Hints That Brad Womack Picks Chantal O’Brien

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You had to know they would straighten Lauren Alaina's hair and give her the full Carrie Underwood makeover treatment.

To me, it’s obvious: The top 12 girls on “American Idol” Season 10 are far superior to the top 12 guys.

I think we should dump most of the guys and only keep:

I had to change the channel when most of these guys sang. It was too painful. So of course Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez adored them. The second J.Lo talks about a performance as "organic" my stomach wants to pull a Casey Abrams.

• Casey Abrams (one of my old high school buddies compared him to a Gorg on “Fraggle Rock” and I’m now fond of that idea)
The hilariously cheesy Scotty McCreery
Paul “Bradley Cooper” McDonald
Brett “Whip My Hair” Loewenstern and
Jacob Lusk — but Jacob only so he can prove he can indeed sing a contemporary song. He has a great voice but I can’t imagine hearing it on any modern radio station.

The girls killed it, with few exceptions.

Naima Adedapo shocked me with such a good version of “Summertime.” Yes, Fantasia owned “Summertime,” but not this version.

I loved Karen Rodriguez’s Spanish/English “Hero.” I really loved Thia Megia’s “Out Here On My Own.” I just voted online for Thia.

I wasn’t too into Lauren Alaina’s “Turn on the Radio” but that was partly because she was half-drowned out by the background singers. She is definitely getting the “American Idol” style makeover. I knew she would. She is part Kelly Clarkson and part Carrie Underwood. She’ll be fine.

Pia Toscano has a lot of buzz right now after “I’ll Stand By You,” but part of me wonders if that standing ovation was for her rehearsal performance, or some other version. She was good, but not great on the version we got to see. Besides, it’s never safe to peak too soon. Lauren is probably better off for taking it a bit slow.

I still think Lauren A., Scotty and Thia could take it to the end.

But I voted or Casey Abrams last night. So did my high school friend. He makes me smile. He is, as Jennifer Lopez put it, “sexy” in some weird, weird way. That’s probably the only thing she said that was worth hearing.

Funny how Randy Jackson is all-of-a-sudden the only judge actually doling out constructive criticism. How did that happen? Now he just needs to come up with critiques beyond “pitchy” and “sharp” … “dawg.”

Watch all of the performances in videos on Wetpaint’s “American Idol” page. It’s pretty cool.

He's 49. No, seriously. I mean it. It's sick. I look older than this at 34.

I’m a little bit worried about Season 12 of “Dancing with the Stars.”

As much as I love Ralph Macchio, I’m wondering what it’s going to be like to watch non-controversial stars after Kate Gosselin and Bristol Palin. No Christine O’Donnell? No Dina Lohan? No Michael Lohan? No Charlie Sheen?

In theory it’s great, but in practice it could be dull. We’ll see.

“The Bachelor” is also finally ending. And I’m happy to see “The Event” is coming back, although damned if I know how we left things.

Here’s the March schedule, as copied wholesale from the lovely and amazing AOL TV Squad:

Tuesday, March 1
8:00 – ‘The Haney Project’ (Golf) 3rd season finale
10:00 – ‘Cuff Me If You Can’ (ID) series premiere
10:00 – ‘Louis Theroux: Behind Bars’ (BBC America) special presentation

Wednesday, March 2
10:00 – ‘Hoarding: Buried Alive’ (TLC) 2nd season mid-season premiere
10:00 – ‘I Used to Be Fat’ (MTV) 1st season finale
10:00 – ‘I’m Alive’ (Animal Planet) 2nd season premiere

Thursday, March 3
9:00 – ‘Police Women of Cincinnati’ (TLC) 5th season finale
10:00 – ‘Babies Behind Bars: I’m a Dangerous Criminal’ (TLC) special presentation
10:00 – ‘Beyond Scared Straight’ (A&E) 1st season finale
10:00 – ‘Ice Brigade’ (Food) series premiere

Friday, March 4
8:00 – ’42nd NAACP Image Awards’ (FOX) special presentation
9:00 – ‘Beast Hunter’ (National Geographic) series premiere
9:00 – ‘The Injustice Files’ (ID) 1st season finale
10:00 – ‘American Loggers’ (Discovery) 3rd season premiere
11:00 – ‘VH1 Unplugged: Adele’ (VH1) special presentation

Saturday, March 5
6:00 – ‘Auction Packed’ (National Geographic) 1st season finale
8:00 – ‘NCAA Basketball: Duke @ UNC’ (CBS) special presentation
9:00 – ‘Bellator Fighting Championships’ (MTV2) 4th season premiere

Sunday, March 6
7:00 – ‘Ruby: My Naked Truth’ (Style) special presentation
8:00 – ‘America’s Next Great Restaurant’ (NBC) series premiere
8:00 – ‘Basketball Wives’ (VH1) 2nd season finale
8:00 – ‘The Family Crews’ (BET) 2nd season premiere
8:00 – ‘Ruby’ (Style) 4th season premiere
8:00 – ‘Secret Millionaire’ (ABC) 2nd season premiere
9:00 – ‘Army Wives’ (Lifetime) 5th season premiere
9:00 – ‘Cake Boss: Baby Special’ (TLC) special presentation
9:00 – ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ (NBC) 11th season premiere
9:00 – ‘Daniel Tosh: Happy Thoughts’ (Comedy Central) special presentation
9:00 – ‘Love & Hip-Hop’ (VH1) series premiere
9:00 – ‘River Monsters: The Giants’ (Animal Planet) special presentation
10:00 – ‘Ask Oprah’s All-Stars #4’ (OWN) special presentation
10:00 – ‘Breakout Kings’ (A&E) series premiere
10:00 – ‘Coming Home’ (Lifetime) series premiere
10:00 – ‘Heavily Ever After: Time to Climb the Stairs’ (TLC) special presentation
10:00 – ‘The Real Housewives of Orange County’ (Bravo) 6th season premiere
10:00 – ‘Taking on Tyson’ (Animal Planet) series premiere
11:00 – ‘Heavily Ever After: Dog Days’ (TLC) special presentation

Monday, March 7
8:00 – ‘The Event’ (NBC) 1st season mid-season premiere
8:00 – ‘Too Fat for 15’ (Style) 2nd season premiere
8:00 – ‘World’s Weirdest: Freaks in the Ocean’ (National Geographic Wild) special presentation
9:00 – ‘Greek’ (ABC Family) series finale
9:00 – ‘He Loves Me’ (Lifetime) special presentation
9:00 – ‘World’s Weirdest: Freaks on Land’ (National Geographic Wild) special presentation
10:00 – ‘All About Aubrey’ (Oxygen) series premiere
10:00 – ‘Stargate Universe’ (Syfy) 2nd season mid-season premiere
10:00 – ‘World’s Weirdest: Freaks of the Sky’ (National Geographic Wild) special presentation

Tuesday, March 8
7:00 – ‘Pitchmen’ (Discovery) 2nd season finale
9:00 – ‘Cupcake Wars’ (Food) 2nd season finale
9:00 – ‘Dirty Jobs’ (Discovery) 7th season finale
10:00 – ‘Crimes Against Nature’ (National Geographic Wild) 1st season finale
10:00 – ‘Louis Theroux: Johannesburg’ (BBC America) special presentation
10:00 – ‘Southland’ (TNT) 3rd season finale
10:00 – ‘Tiniest Tween: Kenadie’s Story’ (TLC) special presentation
10:00 – ‘White Collar’ (USA) 2nd season finale
11:00 – ‘Character Approved: Honoring 12 Cultural Trailblazers’ (USA) special presentation

Wednesday, March 9
10:00 – ‘Greatest Tank Battles’ (Military) 1st season finale
10:00 – ‘Nothing Personal’ (ID) series premiere
10:00 – ‘The Real World’ (MTV) 25th season premiere

Thursday, March 10
9:00 – ‘My Big Redneck Wedding: My Big Redneck Intervention’ (CMT) special presentation
9:00 – ‘Taxidermy USA’ (TLC) special presentation
10:00 – ‘Polar Bear: Spy on the Ice’ (Animal Planet) special presentation

Friday, March 11
12:00 – ‘FBI: Criminal Pursuit’ (ID) series premiere
8:00 – ‘The Defenders’ (CBS) 1st season finale
8:00 – ‘Fish Warrior’ (National Geographic) 2nd season premiere
9:00 – ‘Fatal Attractions’ (Animal Planet) 2nd season finale
9:00 – ‘Ask Oprah’s All-Stars #5’ (OWN) special presentation
10:00 – ‘FBI: Criminal Pursuit’ (ID) 1st season finale

Saturday, March 12
12:00AM – ‘Mash Up’ (Comedy Central) special presentation
8:00PM – ‘Best Player’ (Nickelodeon) special presentation
9:00 – ‘Rascal Flatts: Nothing Like This [Presented by JC Penney] (ABC) special presentation
9:00 – ‘Battle of Los Angeles’ (Syfy) special presentation
10:00 – ‘An Idiot Abroad’ (Science) 1st season finale
11:00 – ‘Norm MacDonald: Me Doing Stand-Up’ (Comedy Central) special presentation

Sunday, March 13
8:00 – ‘Basketball Wives: Reunion’ (VH1) special presentation
8:00 – ‘Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2’ (ABC Family) special presentation
8:00 – ‘Brick City’ (Sundance) 2nd season finale
9:00 – ‘Sister Wives’ (TLC) 2nd season premiere

Monday, March 14
8:00 – ‘The Bachelor’ (ABC) 15th season finale
9:00 – ‘Wedding Wars’ (VH1) series premiere
9:00 – ‘Wild Case Files’ (National Geographic Wild) series premiere
9:30 – ‘Outrageous Kid Parties’ (TLC) 1st season finale
10:00 – ‘The Bachelor: After the Final Rose’ (ABC) special presentation
10:00 – ‘Beverly Hills Fabulous’ (VH1) series premiere

Tuesday, March 15
8:00 – ‘Onion SportsDome’ (Comedy Central) 1st season finale
9:00 – ‘Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best?’ (WE) 1st season finale
9:00 – ‘V’ (ABC) 2nd season finale
9:30 – ‘Pipe Dream’ (Golf) 1st season finale
10:00 – ‘African Hunting Holiday with Louis Theroux’ (BBC America) special presentation
10:00 – ‘Detroit 1-8-7’ (ABC) 1st season finale
10:00 – ‘Hard Time’ (National Geographic) 1st season finale

Wednesday, March 16
9:00 – ‘Nazi Hunters’ (National Geographic) 1st season finale
10:00 – ‘Face Off’ (Syfy) 1st season finale
10:30 – ‘Storage Wars’ (A&E) 2nd season premiere

Thursday, March 17
12:00AM – ‘6th Annual MTVU Woodie Awards’ (MTV) special presentation
7:00PM – ‘NCAA Basketball Championship [1st Round] (CBS) special presentation
7:00 – ‘Destination Truth: Life from Ireland – The Search for the Banshee Ghost’ (Syfy) special presentation
10:00 – ‘Bear Woman’ (Animal Planet) series premiere
10:00 – ‘Manhunters: Fugitive Task Force’ (A&E) 3rd season premiere
10:00 – ‘Ultimate Factories’ (National Geographic) 1st season finale

Friday, March 18
7:00 – ‘NCAA Basketball Championship [1st round]’ (CBS) special presentation
8:00 – ‘Supernanny’ (ABC) series finale
9:00 – ‘Flying Wild Alaska’ (Discovery) 1st season finale
10:00 – ‘Confessions: Animal Hoarding’ (Animal Planet) 1st season finale

Saturday, March 19
1:00 – ‘NCAA Basketball Championship [2nd round] (CBS) special presentation
8:00 – ‘Must Love Cats’ (Animal Planet) 1st season finale
9:00 – ‘Time After Time’ (Hallmark) special presentation
10:00 – ‘The Pee-Wee Herman Show on Broadway’ (HBO) special presentation

Sunday, March 20
9:00 – ‘Big Love’ (HBO) series finale
9:00 – ‘My Fair Wedding’ (WE) 4th season finale
10:00 – ‘Ultimate Cleaners’ (TLC) special presentation
11:00 – ‘Rich Bride, Poor Bride’ (WE) 5th season finale

Monday, March 21
8:00 – ‘Dancing with the Stars’ (ABC) 12th season premiere
8:00 – ‘Inside Nature’s Giants: Elephants’ (National Geographic Wild) special presentation
8:00 – ‘Pretty Little Liars’ (ABC Family) 1st season finale
9:00 – ‘Intervention’ (A&E) 10th season finale
9:00 – ‘Triangle: Remembering the Fire’ (HBO) special presentation
10:00 – ‘Rip the Runway’ (BET) special presentation
10:00 – ‘Skins’ (MTV) 1st season finale
10:20 – ‘James May’s Road Trip’ (BBC America) special presentation

Tuesday, March 22
9:00 – ‘Best in Film: The Greatest Movies of Our Time’ (ABC) special presentation
9:00 – ‘Destination Truth’ (Syfy) 4th season mid-season premiere
10:00 – ‘Big Brian: The Fortune Seller’ (TruTV) series premiere
10:00 – ‘The Fabulous Beekman Boys’ (Planet Green) 2nd season premiere
10:00 – ‘Marcel’s Quantum Kitchen’ (Syfy) series premiere
10:00 – ‘Our America with Lisa Ling’ (OWN) 1st season finale

Wednesday, March 23
8:00 – ‘Campus PD’ (G4) 3rd season finale
9:00 – ‘Four of a Kind’ (Lifetime) series premiere
10:00 – ‘Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files’ (Syfy) 2nd season premiere
10:00 – ‘Glamour Belles’ (Lifetime) series premiere
10:00 – ‘Hot in Cleveland’ (TV Land) 2nd season mid-season finale
10:30 – ‘Retired at 35’ (TV Land) 1st season finale

Thursday, March 24
7:00 – ‘NCAA Basketball Championship [Regional Semifinal – Double Header] (CBS) special presentation
8:00 – ‘Naked Science’ (National Geographic) 9th season finale
9:00 – ‘Man vs. Wild’ (Discovery) 6th season finale
9:00 – ‘Selling New York’ (HGTV) 2nd season finale
10:00 – ‘Fairly Legal’ (USA) 1st season finale
10:00 – ‘Jersey Shore’ (MTV) 3rd season finale
10:00 – ‘Sins and Secrets’ (ID) 1st season finale
11:00 – ‘The Hard Times of RJ Berger’ (MTV) 2nd season premiere

Friday, March 25
12:00AM – ‘John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show’ (Comedy Central) 2nd season premiere
7:00PM – ‘NCAA Basketball Championship [Regional Semifinal – Double Header] (CBS) special presentation
8:00 – ‘Fish Warrior’ (National Geographic) 2nd season finale
8:00 – ‘Shark Tank’ (ABC) 2nd season premiere
8:00 – ‘The Suite Life on Deck: The Suite Life Movie’ (Disney) special presentation
9:00 – ‘Beast Hunter’ (National Geographic) 1st season finale
10:00 – ‘Onion News Network’ (IFC) 1st season finale

Saturday, March 26
12:00AM – ‘Funny or Die Presents’ (HBO) 2nd season finale
4:30PM – ‘NCAA Basketball Championship [Regional Final – Double Header] (CBS) special presentation
7:30 – ‘Candice Tells All’ (HGTV) 1st season finale
8:00 – ‘Dear Genevieve’ (HGTV) 4th season finale
8:00 – ‘It’s Me or the Dog’ (Animal Planet) 3rd season mid-season premiere
8:30 – ‘Cash & Cari’ (HGTV) 1st season finale
9:00 – ‘Scream of the Banshee’ (Syfy) special presentation
10:00 – ‘Greg Giraldo Tribute’ (Comedy Central) special presentation

Sunday, March 27
9:00 – ‘Alaska State Troopers’ (National Geographic) 2nd season finale
9:00 – ‘Californication’ (Showtime) 4th season finale
9:00 – ‘Mildred Pierce’ (HBO) mini-series premiere
10:00 – ‘The Comedy Central Roast of Donald Trump’ (Comedy Central) special presentation
10:00 – ‘Shameless’ (Showtime) 1st season finale

Monday, March 28
8:00 – ‘Home Takeover with Simon & Tomas’ (OWN) series premiere
8:00 – ‘The Secret Life of the American Teenager’ (ABC Family) 3rd season mid-season premiere
9:00 – ‘Royal Wedding of a Lifetime: William & Kate, a Love Story’ (Lifetime) special presentation
9:00 – ‘Make It or Break It’ (ABC Family) 2nd season mid-season premiere
10:00 – ‘Nurse Jackie’ (Showtime) 3rd season premiere
10:00 – ‘Royal Wedding of a Lifetime: A Tale of Two Princesses’ (Lifetime) special presentation
10:30 – ‘United States of Tara’ (Showtime) 3rd season premiere

Tuesday, March 29
9:00 – ‘Breaking Down the Bars’ (OWN) 1st season finale
10:00 – ‘Addicted to Food’ (OWN) series premiere
10:00 – ‘Body of Proof’ (ABC) series premiere
10:00 – ‘Modern Monarchy: Dos & Don’ts’ (BBC America) special presentation

Wednesday, March 30
9:00 – ‘The Ultimate Fighter’ (Spike) 13th season premiere
10:00 – ‘Coal’ (Spike) series premiere
10:00 – ‘Tyler Perry’s House of Payne’ (TBS) 7th season premiere

Thursday, March 31
9:00 – ‘Mobbed’ (FOX) special presentation
9:00 – ‘Swamp People’ (History) 2nd season premiere
10:00 – ‘Bear Woman’ (Animal Planet) 1st season finale
10:00 – ‘Jersey Shore: Reunion Special’ (MTV) special presentation

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