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I don’t know what to say.
I didn’t know Gia Allemand personally, but I talked to her for interviews and she seemed like someone I’d like in real life. She and I are both Ginas (although she went by Gia) and big advocates for helping homeless animals. She was the compassionate heart of “Bachelor Pad.” She even made Wes’s country song seem tolerable (although I disagree that he’s like Shakespeare but “better and cuter.”) She just seemed cool and sweet, although a bit sensitive and insecure. I never imagined she’d ever be in a place where she’d take her own life at age 29, as reports have suggested.
Whenever I think of Gia, I think of that conference call she was on during BP2, when we were trying to figure out what happened between Ames and Jackie. They were both on the call and it was kind of awkward, since Ames had apparently dumped Jackie and no one really understood what happened. Gia jumped in to ask her own questions, since she was a fan of Team Jackie Brown too.
Gia, you are already missed — and you’ll never be forgotten.
Maybe two months ago, someone asked me if Reid Rosenthal and Kristen Dalton had broken up. I didn’t think so, but I didn’t know. Now I know. Or at least I know now what Reid tweeted last month — that he and Kristen are dunzo.
Apparently I’ve been way out of the Reid loop, but it does explain why he would’ve been at that “Bachelor” reunion to begin with. Will he be on “Bachelor Pad” Season 3? Reid also tweeted a link to “Bachelor” honcho Mike Fleiss’ tweet asking who should be the next Bachelor. Is Reid throwing his hat in the ring or just supporting Bachelor Nation?
Do you think Reid should be the Season 17 Bachelor or should they go with Michael Stagliano of “Bachelor Pad” Season 2, Roberto Martinez of “The Bachelorette” Season 6, one of Emily Maynard’s rejects from “The Bachelorette” Season 8 … or someone new? They won’t go with someone new, unless it’s some new guy they cast on BP3, but if enough people push for it maybe it’ll change their minds?
Everyone has a part to play on “Bachelor Pad” Season 2.
Vienna Girardi and Gia Allemand are fighting over who gets to play the biggest victim. Jake Pavelka and Kasey Kahl are battling for king hero. Blake Julian and Kirk DeWindt are playing the “who can insult Erica the most” game. Holly Durst is playing the fun party girl. Michael Stagliano is playing the jilted suitor. Melissa Schreiber is about to play the crazy jealous girl — and I actually can’t wait to see that one play out. Ella Nolan is playing “This is what it looks like to be a sane, strong woman — just in case you’ve forgotten.” Ames Brown and Jackie Gordon are playing the season sweethearts and I wish they would stay together and get married so she could become Jackie Brown.
Did you see the three-hour BP2 premiere? Read my recap here. I wish Justin Rego were still around. He’s a good “Survivor” player and I like how he sided with Gia and the underdogs. What was William Holman doing with the veteran clique, though? Shouldn’t he have been with Gia’s outcasts?
Anyway, Episode 2 sounds like it’s going to be pretty epic.
Don’t forget to catch up on all kinds of BP2 spoilers, recaps, quotes, top 10 lists and other news stories here at Wetpaint.com/the-bachelorette.
Did you see the “Bachelor Pad” Season 2 preview during last night’s “The Bachelorette: The Men Tell All” special? It was worth sitting through more Bentley babble just to see that teaser. Next Monday’s BP2 premiere is three hours long. I can’t wait. I love everything about it already.
I only wish BP2 aired for more than six weeks. It should be the other way around — six weeks of “The Bachelor” and “Bachelorette” and 11 weeks of “Bachelor Pad.” But “Dancing With the Stars” Season 13 has to start on Sept. 19, so they don’t have time. However, they could do another “Bachelor Pad” season between DWTS Season 13 and “The Bachelor” Season 16, which starts next January. Think about it, ABC…
Anyway, here’s the full list of August premieres and finales, as copied wholesale from the lovely and amazing AOL TV Squad:
Monday, August 1
12:15AM – ‘Mongo Wrestling Alliance’ (Adult Swim) 1st season finale
8:00PM – ‘The Bachelorette’ (ABC) 7th season finale
8:00 – ‘Moby Dick’ (Encore) mini-series premiere
8:30 – ‘Secret Mountain of Fort Awesome’ (Cartoon Network) series premiere
9:00 – ‘The Bad Girls Club’ (Oxygen) 7th season premiere
9:00 – ‘Cake Boss’ (TLC) 4th season mid-season finale
9:00 – ‘Koran by Heart’ (HBO) special presentation
9:00 – ‘Rogue Sharks’ (Discovery) special presentation
10:00 – ‘The Bachelorette: After the Final Rose’ (ABC) special presentation
10:00 – ‘The High Low Project’ (HGTV) series premiere
10:00 – ‘The Real Housewives of New York City: Reunion, Part 2’ (Bravo) special presentation
10:00 – ‘Summer of the Shark’ (Discovery) special presentation
Tuesday, August 2
8:00 – ‘Moby Dick’ (Encore) mini-series finale
8:00 – ‘Rescue Renovation’ (DIY) 2nd season finale
9:00 – ’19 Kids & Counting’ (TLC) 5th season mid-season finale
9:00 – ’50 Documentaries to See Before You Die’ (Current) mini-series premiere
9:00 – ‘Billy the Exterminator’ (A&E) 4th season premiere
9:00 – ‘Gordon Ramsay’s Great Escape’ (BBC America) 1st season finale
9:00 – ‘Killer Sharks’ (Discovery) special presentation
9:00 – ‘Take the Money and Run’ (ABC) series premiere
10:00 – ‘Born to Dance: LaurieAnn Gibson’ (BET) series premiere
10:00 – ‘The Little Couple’ (TLC) 4th season mid-season finale
10:00 – ‘Picker Sisters’ (Lifetime) series premiere
10:00 – ‘True Grime: Crime Scene Clean Up’ (ID) 1st season finale
10:30 – ‘Extra Yardage’ (DIY) 1st season finale
10:30 – ‘Nail Files’ (TV Guide) 1st season finale
Wednesday, August 3
7:00 – ‘Scream If You Know the Answer’ (Travel) series premiere
8:30 – ’10 Grand in Your Hand’ (DIY) 6th season premiere
9:00 – ‘Franklin & Bash’ (TNT) 1st season finale
9:00 – ‘How Sharks Hunt’ (Discovery) special presentation
10:00 – ‘Locked Up Abroad’ (National Geographic) 5th season finale
10:00 – ‘Truck Stop Missouri’ (Travel) series premiere
Thursday, August 4
8:00 – ‘Detroit in Overdrive’ (Planet Green) special presentation
9:00 – ‘Shark City’ (Discovery) special presentation
10:00 – ‘Jersey Shore’ (MTV) 4th season premiere
10:00 – ‘The Ultimate Merger’ (TV One) 2nd season premiere
10:00 – ‘When Fish Attack 3’ (Discovery) special presentation
Friday, August 5
8:00 – ‘Phineas and Ferb: Across the 2nd Dimension’ (Disney) special presentation
8:00 – ‘Friends with Benefits’ (NBC) series premiere
8:00 – ‘Platinum Hit’ (Bravo) 1st season finale
10:00 – ‘Extraordinary Acts of Courage’ (OWN) series premiere
10:00 – ‘Four Weddings’ (TLC) 3rd season mid-season premiere
11:00 – ‘Whisker Wars’ (IFC) series premiere
Saturday, August 6
12:00 – ‘The Swell Life’ (OWN) series premiere
4:30 – ‘The Swell Life’ (OWN) 1st season finale
8:00 – ‘Curb Appeal: The Block’ (HGTV) 4th season premiere
8:00 – ‘Who Is Simon Miller?’ (NBC) special presentation
9:00 – ‘Outcasts’ (BBC America) 1st season finale
9:00 – ‘Style Exposed: The Truth About Shoplifting’ (Style) special presentation
9:00 – ‘When Fish Attack 2’ (Discovery) special presentation
10:00 – ‘Home Takeover with Simon & Tomas’ (OWN) series premiere
11:00 – ‘Michael Ian Black: Very Famous’ (Comedy Central) special presentation
Sunday, August 7
7:00 – ‘Dateline NBC: Tom Brokaw Reports on the Road Back’ (NBC) special presentation
7:00 – ‘Grand Canyon Serenade’ (PBS) special presentation
7:00 – ‘Teen Spirit’ (ABC Family) special presentation
8:00 – ‘Ty’s Great British Adventure 2011’ (ABC) special presentation
8:00 – ‘Curiosity’ (Discovery) series premiere
8:00 – ‘Teen Choice 2011’ (FOX) special presentation
8:00 – ‘Barbra Streisand: One Night Only at the Village Vanguard’ (PBS) special presentation
9:00 – ‘100 Hollywood Crimes, Misdemeanors & Dirty Deeds’ (TV Guide) mini-series premiere
9:00 – ‘Curiosity After Show’ (Discovery) special presentation
9:00 – ‘Falling Skies’ (TNT) 1st season finale
9:00 – ‘How to Build a Volcano’ (National Geographic) special presentation
9:30 – ‘Into the Universe with Stephen Hawking’ (Discovery) special presentation
9:30 – ‘Peter, Paul & Mary: Carry It On’ (PBS) special presentation
10:00 – ‘Hillbilly Handfishin” (Animal Planet) series premiere
10:00 – ‘In Plain Sight’ (USA) 4th season finale
10:00 – ‘Punks’ (Logo) special presentaiton
10:30 – ‘Ice Loves Coco’ (E!) 1st season finale
10:30 – ‘The Indestructibles’ (National Geographic) 1st season finale
10:30 – ‘My Strange Addiction’ (TLC) 2nd season finale
Monday, August 8
8:00 – ‘Bachelor Pad’ (ABC) 2nd season premiere
8:00 – ‘The Bling Ring’ (Lifetime) special presentation
8:00 – ‘Michael Feinstein: The Sinatra Legacy’ (PBS) special presentation
9:00 – ‘Single Ladies’ (VH1) 1st season finale
9:00 – ‘Superheroes’ (HBO) special presentation
9:00 – ‘Tia & Tamera’ (Style) series premiere
10:00 – ‘Donna Decorates Dallas’ (HGTV) series premiere
10:30 – ‘Sugar High’ (Food) series premiere
Tuesday, August 9
8:00 – ‘Legends of Folk: The Village Scene’ (PBS) special presentation
9:00 – ‘Auction Kings’ (Discovery) 2nd season premiere
9:00 – ‘Crazy About Pippa’ (TLC) special presentation
9:00 – ‘Gordon Ramsay’s F Word’ (BBC America) 5th season premiere
9:00 – ‘I Escaped: Real Prison Breaks’ (ID) 2nd season premiere
9:00 – ‘White Collar’ (USA) 3rd season mid-season finale
10:00 – ‘Big Law: Deputy Butterbean’ (ID) series premiere
10:00 – ‘Covert Affairs’ (USA) 2nd season mid-season finale
10:00 – ‘Dirty Money’ (Discovery) series premiere
10:00 – ‘Top Shot’ (Histsory) 3rd season premiere
11:00 – ‘Gordon Ramsay’s Shark Bait’ (BBC America) special presentation
Wednesday, August 10
7:30 – ‘State of Georgia’ (ABC Family) 1st season finale
10:00 – ‘Michael Londra: Beyond Celtic’ (PBS) special presentation
10:00 – ‘Toddlers & Tiaras’ (TLC) 4th season mid-season finale
10:30 – ‘Jon Benjamin Has a Van’ (Comedy Central) 1st season finale
Thursday, August 11
8:00 – ‘Monday Night Football: Preseason: Seattle @ San Diego’ (ESPN) special presentation
8:00 – ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ (FOX) 8th season finale
9:00 – ‘Make Me Superhuman’ (National Geographic) special presentation
10:00 – ‘Extreme Chef’ (Food) 1st season finale
10:30 – ‘Russian Dolls’ (Lifetime) series premiere
Friday, August 12
8:00 – ‘NFL Preseason: Tamba Bay @ Kansas City’ (FOX) special presentation
9:00 – ‘Karaoke Battle USA’ (ABC) series premiere
9:00 – ‘Whale Wars’ (Animal Planet) 4th season finale
9:30 – ‘Nikolai Baskov: Romantic Journey’ (PBS) special presentation
10:00 – ‘Strike Back’ (Cinemax) series premiere
10:00 – ‘Whale Wars: Reunion’ (Animal Planet) special presentation
11:00 – ‘Lavell Crawford: Can a Brother Get Some Love?’ (Comedy Central) special presentation
Saturday, August 13
8:00 – ‘David Garrett: Rock Symphonies II’ (PBS) special presentation
9:00 – ‘Daniel O’Donnell: Live from Nashville’ (PBS) special presentation
9:00 – ‘Doctor Who: Best of the Doctor’ (BBC America) special presentation
9:00 – ‘Doomsday Prophecy’ (Syfy) special presentation
9:00 – ‘Honeymoon for One’ (Hallmark) special presentation
9:00 – ‘Momster of the Bride’ (Style) mini-series premiere
9:00 – ‘Wrestlemania: The World Premiere’ (NBC) special presentation
Sunday, August 14
7:00 – ‘i.am.FIRST: Science Is Rock and Roll’ (ABC) special presentation
8:00 – ‘CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock’ (ABC) special presentation
8:00 – ‘Season 25: Oprah Behind the Scenes’ (OWN) series finale
9:00 – ‘Carson Nation’ (OWN) 1st season finale
9:00 – ‘Exorcist Files’ (Discovery) special presentation
9:00 – ‘In the Flow with Affion Crockett’ (FOX) series premiere
9:00 – ‘Food Network Star’ (Food) 7th season finale
10:00 – ‘Behind the Music’ (VH1) 4th season finale
10:00 – ‘The Great Food Truck Race’ (Food) 2nd season premiere
10:00 – ‘High Stakes Sweepers’ (TLC) special presentation
10:00 – ‘Lost and Delirious’ (Logo) special presentation
10:00 – ‘The Marriage Ref’ (NBC) 2nd season finale
10:00 – ‘Ryan & Tatum: The O’Neals’ (OWN) 1st season finale
Monday, August 15
8:00 – ‘Monday Night Football: Preseason: NY Jets & Houston’ (ESPN) special presentation
9:00 – ‘Gloria: In Her Own Words’ (HBO) special presentation
9:00 – ‘The Lying Game’ (ABC Family) series premiere
9:00 – ‘Millionaire Matchmaker’ (Bravo) 5th season premiere
9:00 – ‘Unusual Suspects’ (ID) 2nd season premiere
10:00 – ‘All Worked Up’ (TruTV) 4th season finale
10:00 – ‘Dina’s Party’ (HGTV) series premiere
10:00 – ‘Hair Battle Spectacular’ (Oxygen) 2nd season premiere
10:00 – ‘Most Elegible Dallas’ (Bravo) series premiere
Tuesday, August 16
8:00 – ‘MasterChef’ (FOX) 2nd season finale
9:00 – ‘Downsized’ (WE) 2nd season premiere
9:00 – ‘Memphis Beat’ (TNT) 2nd season finale
9:00 – ‘The Nine Lives of Chloe King’ (ABC Family) 1st season finale
9:00 – ‘What Not to Wear’ (TLC) 9th season premiere
10:00 – ‘American Hoggers’ (A&E) series premiere
10:00 – ‘Family Restaurant’ (WE) series premiere
10:00 – ‘HawthoRNe’ (TNT) 3rd season finale
Wednesday, August 17
7:30 – ‘Exes & Ohs’ (Logo) 2nd season finale
8:00 – ‘To the Mat’ (CMT) special presentation
9:00 – ‘Animals Say the Wildest Things’ (National Geographic Wild) series premiere
9:00 – ‘Ghost Hunters International’ (Syfy) 3rd season mid-season finale
9:00 – ‘I Didn’t Know I Was Pregnant’ (TLC) 4th season mid-season premiere
9:00 – ‘Law & Order: UK’ (BBC America) 3rd season premiere
9:00 – ‘Ton of Cash’ (VH1) series premiere
9:00 – ‘Wonders of the Universe’ (Science) 2nd season finale
9:00 – ‘You Don’t Know Dixie’ (History) special presentation
10:00 – ‘Bedbug Apocalypse’ (Animal Planet) special presentation
10:00 – ‘CMT Made’ (CMT) series premiere
10:00 – ‘The Hour’ (BBC America) series premiere
10:00 – ‘Legend Quest’ (Syfy) 1st season finale
10:00 – ‘Love in the Wild’ (NBC) 1st season finale
10:00 – ‘Outrageous Kid Parties’ (TLC) 2nd season premiere
10:00 – ‘Pint-Sized Preachers’ (National Geographic) special presentation
10:00 – ‘Rocco’s Dinner Party’ (Bravo) 1st season finale
10:00 – ‘Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman’ (Science) 2nd season finale
10:30 – ‘Happily Divorced’ (TV Land) 1st season finale
Thursday, August 18
8:00 – ‘NFL Preseason: Philadelphia @ Pittsburgh’ (FOX) special presentation
8:00 – ‘Salvage Code Red’ (TLC) 2nd season premiere
9:00 – ‘Blog Cabin’ (DIY) 5th season premiere
9:00 – ‘Do Something Awards 2011’ (VH1) special presentation
9:00 – ‘Prostitution: Leaving the Life’ (OWN) special presentation
10:00 – ‘Beyond Scared Straight’ (A&E) 2nd season premiere
10:00 – ‘Salvage Code Red’ (TLC) 2nd season finale
11:00 – ‘The Green Room with Paul Provenza’ (Showtime) 2nd season finale
Friday, August 19
8:00 – ‘Flashpoint’ (CBS) 4th season finale
8:00 – ‘NFL Preseason: Atlanta @ Jacksonville’ (FOX) special presentation
9:00 – ‘Tanked’ (Animal Planet) series premiere
10:00 – ‘Monster Fish’ (National Geographic) 3rd season finale
Saturday, August 20
8:00 – ‘2011 Visa Gymnastics Championships’ (NBC) special presentation
8:00 – ‘HGTV Green Home Giveaway 2011’ (HGTV) special presentation
9:00 – ‘Doctor Who: Best of the Monsters’ (BBC America) special presentation
9:00 – ‘Momster of the Bride’ (Style) mini-series finale
9:30 – ‘The Cupcake Girls’ (WE) 2nd season finale
9:30 – ‘From Spain With Love’ (Cooking) 1st season finale
10:00 – ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp’ (VH1 Classic) 2nd season premiere
10:30 – ‘That Metal Show’ (VH1 Classic) 8th season premiere
Sunday, August 21
8:00 – ‘Sunday Night Football: Preseason: San Diego @ Dallas’ (NBC) special presentation
9:00 – ‘The Glee Project’ (Oxygen) 1st season finale
10:00 – ‘My Collection Obsession’ (TLC) special presentation
10:00 – ‘Talihina Sky: The Story of Kings of Leon’ (Showtime) special presentation
10:00 – ‘Vegas Strip’ (TruTV) 1st season finale
Monday, August 22
8:00 – ‘Monday Night Football: Preseason: Chicago @ NY Giants’ (ESPN) special presentation
9:00 – ‘Top Gear [UK]’ (BBC America) 17th season premiere
9:30 – ‘Lizard Lick Towing’ (TruTV) 1st season mid-season premiere
10:00 – ‘American Ninja Warrior’ (NBC) 3rd season finale
10:00 – ‘Bear Swamp Recovery’ (TruTV) series premiere
10:00 – ‘CIA Confidential: Inside the Drone War’ (National Geographic) special presentation
10:00 – ‘La La’s Full Court Life’ (VH1) 2nd season premiere
10:00 – ‘RFK in the Land of Apartheid: A Ripple of Hope’ (PBS) special presentation
10:00 – ‘Surprise Homecoming’ (TLC) 1st season finale
10:30 – ‘The T.O. Show’ (VH1) 3rd season premiere
Tuesday, August 23
9:00 – ‘Ludo Bites America’ (Sundance) 1st season finale
10:00 – ‘Hard Time’ (National Geographic) 2nd season finale
Wednesday, August 24
8:00 – ‘Buried Treasure’ (FOX) series premiere
9:00 – ‘Confessions: Animal Hoarding’ (Animal Planet) 3rd season premiere
9:00 – ‘Ghost Hunters’ (Syfy) 7th season mid-season premiere
10:00 – ‘Desperate Landscapes’ (DIY) 8th season finale
10:00 – ‘Top Chef Just Desserts’ (Bravo) 2nd season premiere
Thursday, August 25
8:00 – ‘Monday Night Football: Preseason: Washington @ Baltimore’ (ESPN) special presentation
8:00 – ‘Secret Access: Most Credible UFOs’ (History) special presentation
8:00 – ‘World’s Toughest Fixes’ (National Geographic) 3rd season finale
9:00 – ‘Expedition Impossible’ (ABC) 1st season finale
9:00 – ‘Life 2.0’ (OWN) special presentation
10:00 – ‘Earth Overhaul’ (National Geographic) special presentation
10:00 – ‘Leopards of Dead Tree Island’ (National Geographic Wild) special presentation
Friday, August 26
8:00 – ‘NFL Preseason: Green Bay @ Indianapolis’ (CBS) special presentation
9:00 – ‘Doctor Who Confidential’ (BBC America) special presentation
9:00 – ‘LFL Presents: Friday Night Football’ (MTV2) 2nd season premiere
10:00 – ‘Rat Busters NYC’ (Animal Planet) series premiere
10:00 – ‘Rhett & Link: Commercial Kings’ (IFC) 1st season finale
Saturday, August 27
7:30 – Bathtastic! Top 10: Bathroom Blowouts’ (DIY) special presentation
8:00 – ‘HGTV Urban Oasis 2011’ (HGTV) special presentation
8:00 – ‘NFL Preseason: New England @ Detroit’ (CBS) special presentation
8:00 – ‘Staten Island Cakes’ (WE) 1st season finale
9:00 – ‘Doctor Who’ (BBC America) 6th season mid-season premiere
9:00 – ‘Killer Mountain’ (Syfy) special presentation
9:00 – ‘William & Catherine: A Royal Romance’ (Hallmark) special presentation
9:50 – ‘Doctor Who: Best of the Companions’ (BBC America) special presentation
10:00 – ’24/7: Mayweather/Ortiz’ (HBO) 12th season premiere
10:00 – ‘I Didn’t Do It’ (ID) special presentation
11:00 – ‘Godfrey: Black by Accident’ (Comedy Central) special presentation
Sunday, August 28
8:00 – ‘Sunday Night Football: Preseason: New Orleans @ Oakland’ (NBC) special presentation
9:00 – ’28th MTV Video Music Awards’ (MTV) special presentation
9:00 – ‘100 Hollywood Crimes, Misdemeanors & Dirty Deeds’ (TV Guide) mini-series finale
9:00 – ‘Leverage’ (TNT) 4th season finale
9:00 – ‘Same Name’ (CBS) 1st season finale
10:00 – ‘Livin’ for the Apocalypse’ (TLC) special presentation
10:00 – ‘Visionaries: Inside the Creative Mind’ (OWN) series premiere
Monday, August 29
8:00 – ‘Basketball Wives LA’ (VH1) series premiere
8:00 – ‘The Secret Life of the American Teenager’ (ABC Family) 4th season mid-season finale
9:00 – ‘Man vs. Wild’ (Discovery) 7th season finale
9:00 – ‘RuPaul’s Drag U’ (Logo) 2nd season finale
10:00 – ‘Design on a Dime’ (HGTV) 30th season premiere
10:00 – ‘Ridiculousness’ (MTV) series premiere
10:20 – ‘James May’s Road Trip’ (BBC America) 3rd season finale
10:30 – ‘Death Valley’ (MTV) series premiere
Tuesday, August 30
9:00 – ’50 Documentaries to See Before You Die’ (Current) mini-series finale
9:00 – ‘Flipping Out’ (Bravo) 5th season finale
10:00 – ‘9/11: Where Were You?’ (TLC) special presentation
10:00 – ‘Big Sexy’ (TLC) series premiere
10:00 – ‘Quirky’ (Sundance) series premiere
Wednesday, August 31
9:00 – ‘Royal Pains’ (USA) 3rd season mid-season finale
10:00 – ‘The Franchise: A Season with the San Francisco Giants’ (Showtime) 1st season finale
10:00 – ‘Hard Knocks: Anniversary Special’ (HBO) special presentation
10:00 – ‘Hot in Cleveland’ (TV Land) 2nd season finale
11:00 – ‘Rake’ (DirecTV/Audience) 1st season finale
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Sign up. Check out the forums. It’s a new FORT (Fans of Reality TV) but instead of telling everyone there’s no more “Bachelorette” sleuthing because posters are too crazy, they let people sleuth and spoil. And even though I’m *just* finding it now, it’s been up for all of Ashley Hebert’s Season 7 and it posted the finale and “After the Final Rose” details a couple of days before Reality Steve. I wish I had known that before doing this story, but oh well.
They will also be doing stuff on “Bachelor Pad” Season 2, although those spoilers are already out there up until the final four and the winners won’t even be chosen until September.
Of course the best place for Bachelor/Bachelorette/Bachelor Pad news is still Wetpaint, but it’s nice to have a sleuthing/spoiler site to go to again.
*Spoilers and speculation ahead!*
“The Bachelorette” Season 7 has been pretty wince-worthy up to this point, but I would argue it’s still not half as bad as Brad Womack’s Debbie Downer of a “Bachelor” Season 15. He had a therapist! On several episodes! And he never looked comfortable with the woman he chose (and vice versa). That was one of the worst seasons I’ve ever seen — and I was a big proponent of bringing Brad back, just not Boring Robot Brad who told every girl the same thing (did he think Emily wouldn’t notice?).
I’ve always preferred “The Bachelorette” anyway, for the obvious reason that it’s much more fun, to me, to watch 25 guys fight over one girl. If I want to watch girls crying and snapping at each other I’ll go back to middle school.
However, unlike some seasons, on Season 7 Ashley Hebert has only really had two contenders from the beginning.
Even though Ryan Park seems sweet to me, the guys bash him as the second coming of Jake Pavelka and he just seems too cheesy for Ashley. Reality Steve seems to think they are setting up Mr. Sunshine as the Season 16 Bachelor and maybe that’s true — he has the generic Captain America looks the show loves.
Ames Brown seems like a fascinating guy but even if he weren’t already dating Jackie Gordon from “Bachelor Pad” Season 2, he would still not be right for Ashley. Did you see the condescending way she reacted to his (creepy) elevator kiss — like he was some little kid who made a surprisingly adult decision and “Wow, good for you, little buddy!”
There’s no one else other than Ben Flajnik and JP Rosenbaum. Constantine Tzortzis may get to the final three, but he seems as into Ashley as Chris Harrison.
Reality Steve’s spoilers say JP is the final guy, but Steve’s sources have given him bad intel for the past two seasons in a row — leading me to wonder if Bachelor/ette producers may have finally gotten a hold on their own finales. We’ll see.
(And no, getting an update a week or two before the finale does not count if the wrong spoiler has been out there for months.)
(*Update* Dang it! It sounds like the spoilers were right and Cupcake is off the market. Rats.)
JP is getting major screen time. I’ve read the arguments why that means he’s NOT the winner and I’ve read why that doesn’t mean anything. I’m going by what I see chemistry-wise.
JP is the friend who picks Ashley up after she’s been dumped by Bentley Williams. He was the first one to get two 1-on-1 dates (before Mr. Sunshine even got one) but they were both post-Bentley talks where she just talked to JP about Bentley. Ashley and JP don’t have as much fun together (at this point) as she has with Ben F.
JP is insanely attractive and I’m starting to think he just has great chemistry with everyone. If JP were The Bachelor, even Chris would make eyes at him. I don’t think there’s anything *special* about JP’s chemistry with Ashley, despite him saying he just has a feeling about them. I think Ashley likes having him as a shoulder to cry on and I have no doubt that he’s an amazing kisser.
But she just has a different look around Ben F. I can picture her picturing herself out there in Cali, dealing with whatever people deal with when they have wineries. It’s a relaxing kind of lifestyle. Ashley likes wine. Ashley could use a low-key guy to balance out her zany energy. And I think she knows that. Plus, Ben F. is protective of her and also funny in a way that Ashley seems to like. They seem to “fit.” That doesn’t mean she’ll pick him — I thought Jake and Tenley “fit” better than Jake and Vienna — but it makes more sense to me. I loved their “mental kiss.”
Both JP and Ben have done videos on the official Bachelor site. JP talks about how, by Episode 6, he’s “smitten” with Ashley. Ben F., on the other hand, looks half asleep in his video and plays down his interest to such an extent I have to think he’s joking around.
Plus — and I don’t know why I’m reading so much into this, but I am — Life & Style had that cover story where they announced that Ashley is engaged and “elated.” They described her chosen one as “… the sweetest guy, and he’s very sensitive. He had his heart broken in the past, but he loves being in a relationship, and he and Ashley have great chemistry.” I think that could be either JP or Ben but to me it sounds more like Ben.
Also, Ashley does her People magazine blogs every week and for the one in Phuket, Thailand she talked about how Ben stood out to her at the orphanage:
“At this point, I started to see the guys in a completely different light, especially Ben F. He took it upon himself to paint a mural for the children and was a standout guy in terms of interacting with the children. It really melted my heart, and I feel like this helped solidify my feelings for him.”
At the end of the column, she said “Looking back at this week, the most important lesson I took away is that the best type of love starts off with a slow burn, and eventually turns into something much brighter than a spark ever could.”
Slow burn = Ben.
To be fair, I’m really pushing this Ben F. argument because I want JP as the next Bachelor. And not just because I had a very nice dream about him that I wish I had TiVo-ed so I could watch it back. I think the whole “Cupcake” storyline is adorable but almost too perfect.
If JP and Ashley are engaged and happy, I’m happy for them. But there’s really no one else from this season who would make a decent Bachelor. Not Mr. Sunshine. Not mellow yellow Ben F. Ames is already dating someone else. And they have no luck with finding random guys off the street. Remember Brad?
Anyway, read all kinds of recaps, top 10 lists, spoilers, speculation and random gossip at Wetpaint’s Bachelorette site. And don’t forget to read up on “Bachelor Pad” Season 2, which won’t start until August 8 but it’s already 100 times better than Ashley’s season.
Wait a minute. I forgot something.
It’s possible that if Ashley IS engaged to JP then they could make Michael Stagliano the new Bachelor, because Stag and Holly Durst are no longer engaged and he supposedly still holds a torch for her and cries about it on “Bachelor Pad” but she’s just not that into him anymore. Or something.
I still want JP as the mini rosemaster, but Stag is my second choice.
I’ll tell you now what. Now we e-stalk his season.
Hey, he asked for it. Brad Womack wanted another shot at this silliness, so head over to Fans of Reality TV’s Bachelor forums where the FORT “sleuthing” has already begun.
Then check out all these Wetpaint Bachelor stories:
By the way, I loved the Jonathan “Weatherman” Novack fake out. I almost bought it for a minute, panicking a little when I saw him sitting next to Chris Harrison in the “Dancing with the Stars” audience.
Can you imagine? There goes the hot tub. And the kissing. But there’d be plenty of tears … from him.
This is what you’ve done, “Bachelor Pad” sextestants. You’ve fed the “man code” monster. Thanks a lot.
Everyone in “The Bachelor” universe is in love with David Good. Everyone.
Even Wes Hayden gushes with love over Dave, and says something about having a gun pulled on him in Texas. But that’s not important right now.
What’s important is how all of this adulation has gone to Dave/Gaston’s head. He has a book coming out called “The Man Code” and he is going to use the $125,000 he got from winning “Bachelor Pad” with Natalie Getz to promote the book.
Natalie, by the way, has already used some of her money to buy shoes. She’ll get to that prostate cancer charity later.
Weirdly enough, some girls on the Bachelorette Fans facebook page are already excited to buy the book — and buy Dave. What is up with this guy’s appeal?
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Sad that out of the final four I ended up rooting for Kiptyn Locke and (HOW?) Natalie Getz to win “Bachelor Pad.”
But they were not paired together so they were not an option. Alas.
I can’t say I’m happy that Dave Good and Natalie Getz won. I love that they beat Kip-Ten but once Peyton Wright and Jesse Beck left there were no good options. The super six sucked.
I’m happy that Wes Hayden and Gia Allemand may now be a thing. (Check out their nightclub activity from last Friday.)
I’m even happier that Michelle Kujawa told off Tenley Molzahn. About time!
And I’m happy that Elizabeth Kitt went back to brunette — she looked good — but it didn’t help her get in touch with sanity.
Dave is a jerk and I have no idea why women love him. He’s Gaston from “Beauty and the Beast.”
Gwen, I’m glad you called him out. You should’ve won that money.
***Live blog/stream of consciousness recap***
The super six are congratulating themselves. I can’t stand them.
Dave talks about his pact with Kovacs to make the final two, but that’s not possible since it’s a couples game.
Natalie is falling hard for Dave but it was a mistake to vote out Peyton and Jesse.
Love how Kovacs gazes at Dave in the kitchen.
Chris H. calls them all into the living room.
The couple that wins the competition will guarantee them in the final 4.
Kiptyn’s eyes go wide about ballroom dancing. Tenley is a trained dancer.
Kiptyn isn’t a good dancer, he says.
Elizabeth doesn’t like to dance. Now she is “smitten by Kovacs.” What happened to love?
They take limos to meet their trainers. Elizabeth and Kovacs make out in the limo.
Natalie is glad that her gym class dance training will come in handy.
Kiptyn’s biggest fear is letting Tenley down. Aww.
Elizabeth is already stressing over whether they’ll get a male or female instructor.
Elizabeth: If it’s a woman you have to still focus on me because it might make me lose focus.
Tenley is a big fan of Chelsie Hightower.
Elizabeth is happy to see Edyta, she says.
Edyta will teach them the Rumba.
Kovacs: Edyta, I don’t know if I’ve ever seen a girl in person with that great of a body. It’s incredible. Edyta is so hot it’s almost unbearable.
Tenley and Kiptyn will do the Foxtrot.
Dave and Natalie are doing the Cha-Cha-Cha.
Dave will do whatever it takes to win.
Dave: I’m twirling him, I’m dipping him and this is business to me. I’m not afraid to get in touch with my feminine side and dance with another guy.
Oh it’s like Edyta is teasing Kovacs.
Elizabeth: Edyta is extremely sexy. I get a little tinge of jealousy every time she puts her hands up on my man. The first time that Edyta straddled him and looked at him with those eyes, I felt very insecure actually.
Ha! You should.
Kovacs is spending way more time dancing with Edyta than him. Don’t worry. Dave is only dancing with Louis.
Kiptyn is frustrated. He’s not moving his feet right.
Don’t overanalyze it, Kip!
Natalie is overthinking it too.
Dave says they need to be passionate. He has great chemistry with Natalie, he says.
Louis: Do you guys have sex in the house?
He wants them to dance as if they have sex. That’s what Cha-Cha is.
Louis: Rumba is romantic. This is get to the point, let’s just get it over with.
That’s hilarious. I love Louis.
This is good for Dave and Natalie who are “sexual people.”
Louis does a doggie-style move too. Hello!
Natalie: Louis has told me so many times throughout these lifts and spins to throw my head back with a feeling. And you know Dave and I are definitely used to those positions.
Louis: In the history of me teaching as a pro I’ve never heard a woman ask ‘Please grab my boobs, it’s safer.’
Elizabeth is stressing that she’s not as sexy as Edyta.
Chelsie is giving good advice. Don’t show your mistakes because the judges won’t even notice them unless you point them out.
The sextestants are getting their styling done.
They walk outside and it’s just like Dancing with the Stars. Kiptyn has been in the audience a few times.
They will be judged by performance, chemistry and effort on a scale of 1 to 10.
Chris H. brings out three special judges.
Melissa Rycroft finished third on DWTS
Jake Pavelka comes back. He’s the last guy Tenley kissed before Kiptyn
Trista Sutter was on the first season of DWTS
Kip-Ten is first. Kip kissed her on the neck before the dance.
Tenley kept telling Kiptyn to smile. It’s very cutesy and energetic.
Melissa – 8, Jake – 9, Trista – 9
Kovacs and Elizabeth dance their Rumba. You can see Edyta’s mark on this, but it’s not as much of a crowd pleaser as the peppy Kip-Ten dance, so I think they have no shot.
The choreography is just not helping them.
Natalie: Watching Elizabeth and Kovacs dance was like watching Bambi on Ice. It was awful.
It was “uncomfortable and distracting” like a bad wreck.
Elizabeth is one of the worst dancers ever.
Ha! Jake says he can tell they are a couple. Trista said they had no problem in the chemistry department. Poor Kovacs is probably gritting his teeth.
They got kind comments from the judges, but 8s from all three. Kovacs said they blew it. He’s never one a challenge or a rose. Elizabeth feels like she let herself and Kovacs down.
They are out.
Dave and Natalie are last. They dance the Cha-Cha.
Dave looks good in his open shirt.
They both look stiff and stone-faced. Natalie has no hip rhythm. Tenley says they are “on fire”? Is she blind? They kept screwing up.
They impressed Melissa and Jake with the lifts. Trista says “hello sexiness.”
Dave and Natalie have to beat 26 points to beat Tenley and Kiptyn.
Trista gives them an 8, making Tenley and Kiptyn the winners.
Dave is frustrated. Something about the light at the end of the tunnel and bleeping down your leg.
Natalie is ticked at herself. They nailed it in the studio and failed in crunch time.
They couldn’t even finish the dance.
Oh no. Tenley and Kiptyn are bathing together. Gross.
Dave thinks he and Nat have a good chance to beat Kip-Ten, if they chose him.
Will Kip-Ten follow their heads or their hearts? Blah blah.
Dave says Natalie is the perfect partner for him. She’s beautiful and he’s falling in love.
Elizabeth thinks this show has helped bring them together.
The fairy tale may be over if they leave that night. Dear, there was no fairy tale.
Dave said if he and Nat lived in the same city things might be different. She’s in Hollywood. He’s in Dayton, Ohio. If they won they could move closer to each other. But would they?
Natalie and Tenley are good friends. Women code.
Kovacs is making his pitch to Kiptyn. It’s basically a “we suck so pick us” argument. How sad.
Tenley wants to keep Nat and Dave. Kiptyn wants to keep Elizabeth and Kovacs.
Kiptyn walks into the rose ceremony very conflicted. They are friends and they will feel the repercussions of the decision long after the show ends.
Tenley is already teary eyed. This isn’t about you, dear.
Kiptyn makes a speech about how much they liked each other, etc.
Tenley and I would like to extend the invitation….
To Dave and Natalie
So Elizabeth and Kovacs are finally gone.
Reality Steve’s spoilers were right so far…
Tenley said she and Natalie are close and Dave showed such loyalty.
Kiptyn hopes that Kovacs did find love with Elizabeth. RIGHT.
Elizabeth hopes the experience has genuinely changed Kovacs. What about you? You are the one who needs to change more.
Kovacs isn’t as angry as he thought he would be because he has an “awesome” relationship with Elizabeth.
He went on “The Bachelorette” hoping for a relationship and left with nothing. He went on “Bachelor Pad” hoping for money and he ended up with a relationship.
Nope. Not anymore, man.
The next time the final four see Chris H. will be in front of a live studio audience.
Oh no. Dave called it “the process.” I HATE when they do that.
Natalie wants to win the money so she and Dave can start their lives together.
Kiptyn and Tenley live sort of close to each other in SoCal.
They are leaving the mansion forever.
Not-so live finale (taped Wednesday) with all the former contestants.
Peyton, Jesse, Wes and Gia seem to get the biggest applause.
Melissa has a cute baby bump.
Elizabeth has dark hair again.
They are not together.
Elizabeth: He’s single, Anyone who wants to date a player, here you go. Good luck.
He led her to believe he had certain feelings about her but behind the scenes he was saying she had a screw loose.
To be fair, we were all saying that.
After the show they gave their relationship a shot for a quick minute, but that didn’t work out.
He wanted a casual relationship and she didn’t.
Chris H. asks about the Insiders vs. Outsiders.
He talks to Gia about how they screwed that up.
She says her decision to save Wes was not an emotional vote.
Gia still has an attraction to Wes!
She does not still have her boyfriend from before the show.
Wes just wanted to take the money and run like a robbery, but then he met Gia.
Wes: Bad boys need love too.
Where do they go from here?
There’s only one girl he wanted to kiss in the kissing contest but she pulled away. So he got his kiss!
Chris H.: If you should choose to forgo the studio, you can go straight to the fantasy suite.
Tenley gushes “Kiptyn’s my boyfriend.” Love Michelle’s face!
Dave and Natalie are taking it slow.
Chris wants to hear if the contestants believe that the relationships are real. Ashley was surprised because Dave was just with Jessie before the Vegas trip.
Dave said he and Natalie started as friends. Dave said they are not on the same level as Kip-Ten.
Krisily now says she knows Dave didn’t lie to her, but why didn’t he come to her first and tell her what was going to happen?
Dave said he didn’t want her to be upset. He didn’t see the point of going up to her with one minute left. She feels like it was a respect issue. I agree with her.
Chris H. brings up Kiptyn’s lie to Peyton that he was not in a relationship with Tenley.
Kiptyn is glad that he brought that up. Kip was being 100 percent honest that night. The next week Tenley won the Catalina date and that’s when things started. (So what was with the comment to the camera that he lied?)
Gia asks why he said he would never vote off Tenley. Kip said they were friends. Gia keeps challenging him, like about Nikki. Nikki saved Kiptyn and she did not keep her safe.
Gia was upset that Kip didn’t save Nikki.
Yes! Michelle talks about how what happened with Tenley will affect her decision.
She and Tenley were on the same season of The Bachelor. They seemed like they got along. She confronted Tenley because she was upset about the rumor about Craig.
Michelle: I was pissed. I was livid, Tenley, that you — bubbly, smiling all the time — would make up a rumor and not even come up to me first but spread it through the entire house. I lost respect for you. I didn’t care for you and to this day I still don’t care for you. I’ll tell you right now, you don’t have my vote.
Tenley said she is sorry. The audience loves Tenley, no matter what she does.
Wes questions everybody’s integrity. Money talks. He feels hurt that Dave told Krisily that Wes was running behind people’s backs.
Aww! Wes on Gia: I mean hell I got a million dollars right here, I don’t need $250,000.
He is such a player.
Natalie talks about the fun she had on the show. She wants to pay off her debt and start a small charity for prostate cancer because her father survived it. She talks so fast.
Dave feels like he played the game as honest and fair as she could.
God Jesse Beck looks hot. But Dave said he looked Jesse in the eyes and told him he would vote him out. It was honest.
He hopes he and Nat brought some comic relief to the show. (VOMIT!)
Gwen said she overheard a conversation he had with some people in the house. Dave said anybody in their 30s is a loser to be in the house? He is SUCH an ass.
Dave said if you’re in “your upper 30s” then being on a dating show is getting a little older. As a personal preference it’s not something he would do.
Gwen didn’t go on the show for a relationship, she came for the money. SUCK IT, DAVE.
Tenley makes a pageant speech. She tried to play as true to her character as she could. Sadly, I think she did.
She lost her home? She disses her marriage again. Her ex is never going to live that down. She wants to pay her parents back.
Kiptyn is planning to give 20% of the money to charity, so that’s $50,000 off the top. He wants to take vacations and do “selfish” things, but he also wants to give back.
Juan said Kiptyn played with integrity and Dave and Natalie were strong, but what did Tenley do?
Jessie defended Tenley, saying she was strong and she won the pie-eating contest. Blah. Blah. Blah.
The life-changing vote is up!
Everyone has paddles under their seats. First couple to 8 votes wins.
Craig’s vote: Kiptyn and Tenley
Jonathan/Weatherman: Kiptyn and Tenley
Jessie: Dave and Natalie
Krisily: Dave and Natalie
Peyton: Dave and Natalie
Jesse B.: Dave and Natalie
Juan: Kiptyn and Tenley
Gwen: Kiptyn and Tenley
Ashley: Dave and Natalie
Michelle: Dave and Natalie
Nikki: Dave and Natalie
Wes: Dave and Natalie
Wes is a good guy for getting past his ego to make that vote. I doubt Dave would have been as mature about it.
I love Wes. I do. Not the way Gia loves him, but I’ve always liked him.
Dave and Natalie’s relationship will be put to the test. They have to go to separate deliberation rooms.
If they want to split the money they pick share. If they want to keep the money they pick keep.
The twist is, if they both pick share they will split the money evenly: $125,000 each. If one chooses share and the other chooses keep, the other will get all the money.
If they both pick keep then neither gets the money. The money will be split between the former housemates. (Juan and Jonathan hug each other. They love this idea!)
How much do they trust each other?
The best answer is “share” at this point. It doesn’t take a strong relationship to make that decision. You could do this with strangers and come to that decision.
Kovacs believes Dave will pick share. Gia believes it would be selfish if they don’t pick share.
Nikki believes Natalie puts Natalie first and she could go either way. She says that as a friend! Krisily thinks Natalie could pick “keep” too.
Kovacs doesn’t think it should ruin a friendship if one keeps the money. True! That’s what happens on “Survivor” and this show was supposed to have one winner, not two.
Dave reveals first: He picks share.
Natalie wants to say something. Chris says no, at first.
Natalie: I think that we all said get your friends as far as you can get your friends and the only time to be selfish is when you get your friends as far you can get them.
Everyone thinks she’s going to pick “keep” but then she turns her card around to reveal “so I’m gonna share with ya!”
They hug and Dave bounces around. Did he kiss Chris Harrison?
Then, inexplicably, Wes plays “Love Don’t Come Easy” AGAIN!
Oh for heaven’s sake.
The good news is the “Bachelor Pad” cast can see through Tenley Molzahn and Kiptyn Locke. I’m glad to hear it.
Bad news: They can’t see through Dave Good.
Why does everyone love him? Does he smell like that Old Spice guy? I don’t get it.
Not only did he split the “Bachelor Pad” winnings with Natalie Getz — according to Reality Steve’s spoilers, see below — he seems to be the one person Krisily Kennedy (who said she wasn’t into him anymore), Natalie and even Peyton Wright and Jessie Sulidis all want to be with.
I guess he chose Jessie. For now.
Good-ish news: Apparently Wes Hayden and Gia Allemand are on. I like them. I’ve always liked Wes, even when he was a cartoon character on “The Bachelorette.”
I thought there was only supposed to be one winner of “Bachelor Pad” but this whole show has been a crock of shite since day one so why am I surprised when they just change the rules whenever they feel like it.
I used to like this show for its camp/trash value, but now I think I would rather have a new season of “Bachelor” or “Bachelorette” than a “Bachelor Pad 2.”
-Tenley and Kiptyn won the dance contest. Melissa, Jake, and Trista were the judges.
-Tenley and Kiptyn then get to choose who they want to go up against in the finals. They take Dave and Natalie obviously.
-Then all the contestants from this season are brought on stage and allowed to ask all four of them questions, grilling them on whatever they feel like. Then each team makes a “plea” to the jury on why they think they deserve the money. Very “Survivor”-ish. Apparently Tenley’s speech was a 20 minute diatribe and had pretty much turned everyone off at that point. With 15 people on the “jury” each is given a card to hold up voting which couple they want in the finals. Whichever couple got 8 votes first is in the finals. Dave and Natalie win by a rather large amount. I’m hearing only 4 or 5 people voted for Tenley and Kiptyn. Not many people are too hip to their act at this point.
-So Dave and Natalie are the final two and are immediately told that they now must go into a separate room and either choose the word “keep” or “share” in regards to the 250k. They are not given time to talk this over. If:
One chooses “keep” and the other chooses “share”, then the one who chose “keep” would get all the 250k.
They both chose “share”, then they would split the 250k.
They both chose “keep”, the remaining CAST would actually split the 250k.
-Dave and Natalie go off and vote. Natalie makes it seem like she chose “keep”, but pulls a “just kidding” on everyone, and its revealed her and Dave both chose “share” and they end up splitting the 250k.
-Gia and Wes profess their “love” for each other and make out on stage in front of everyone. Still not dating though. Their making out continued well into the after party for everyone to see.
-Elizabeth goes off on Kovacs calling him a player and what not. Apparently he’s unfazed by this since he’s hooking up with someone else now not on the show.
-Jesse Beck has a new girlfriend who also isn’t part of the show that he brought to the after party.
-Dave Good is one hot commodity. I’m hearing Natalie, Krisily, and Peyton all wanted a piece of him at the after party but he ended up leaving with Jessie. This left a few people quite unhappy.
Seriously. Someone fill me in on how a rageaholic like Dave “Man Code” Good is such a prize? I’ll take a Reid Rosenthal over a Dave Good anyday.
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