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If I were a guy and the choice was gay or Shayne Lamas, I'd go gay. But just because a guy isn't into Monkey doesn't mean he's isn't into sane chicks. Maybe he's gay, maybe he's not. Either way, he dodged a bullet with this one.

This Monkey has sharp, sharp claws.


I happened to love the part of E!’s “The Bachelor: Then & Now” special where Matt Grant ripped into his ex-chosen one, Shayne Lamas:

Matt: “Did I find true love on the show? Um, no. Not one little bit. I proposed to a woman who was about a foot and a half shorter than me, who had nothing in common with me and thought there were palm trees in London. Did I make a mistake? Yes. Did I look like an idiot? Yes. Do I regret it? A little bit.”

But apparently Shayne Lamas didn’t appreciate it. That aired in late July so I’m not sure why she waited a month to unleash this, but she just tweeted this with a link to her site:

“Here is the real reason Matt Grant is not on The Bachelor Pad


At that link is a blog post titled “Don’t Give Roses To A Scorpio” where she unleashes some anger toward the British Bachelor (section bolded by me):

“I am not the one to kiss and tell, I treat everything like a vault. When it’s bought I own it, when a friend tells me a secret it’s forgotten and when I work it’s public.

I acknowlege my personal situations either because of the un-spoken rule in Hollywood that crisis calls for statement or someone of special interest speaks in a very unflattering/un-called for manner in a very public way- “I know a secret and now you will know too.”

Very recently E! network did a fabulous “Where are they now” special with the content being ABC’s The Bachelor and past Bachelorettes. In the docu type program, E! interviews all past rose givers about their present lives, but for some odd reason my ex-fiance decided to veer off track and speak on his past and not present.

Matt Grant tells E! that he regrets giving the final rose to myself and I was way too short for him. As I listen to Matt trash me on national television I don’t understand why he’s saying this as if there was bad blood between us. We ended very amicably and I have never answered a question about Matt Grant since we split.

Not the case for my EX. Matt milks his Bachelor experience whenever he can and is always trying to give a shock value type of answer so his name will stay in the press. What I don’t understand is why Matt hasn’t finally confessed that he is gay and the very first Gay Bachelor. Matt, your confession would be more press worthy than trying to ride my coattails. I am happily married so let it go. If only ABC would let him tell the truth about his sexuality, all parties involved would win.



That “sdlr” stands for Shayne Dahl Lamas Richie. The Richie is from husband Nik Richie, who took his own Twitter shots at Matt Grant back in April:

“nikrichie: I wanted to give my wife a rose tonight but I didn’t want her to have flashbacks of English douchebag with fake teeth.” Shayne retweeted the message.

So there’s officially a war on.

Matt Grant is supposedly doing a show called “Pimp My Bride” and on “The Bachelor: Then & Now” he mentioned staying in Los Angeles instead of London because the women are more beautiful in L.A. Was that all an act or is Shayne Lamas just angry and starting rumors? Just because he wasn’t into her doesn’t mean he’s gay. It just means he’s sane.

Either way — gay or not — shame on her for getting this personal, especially under the hypocritical guise of “I am not the one to kiss and tell…”

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Maybe they can try again?

By Gina Carbone

I’ve always loved British “Bachelor” Matt Grant, but never more than when I heard him say this on “The Bachelor: Then & Now”:

Matt: “Did I find true love on the show? Um, no. Not one little bit. I proposed to a woman who was about a foot and a half shorter than me, who had nothing in common with me and thought there were palm trees in London. Did I make a mistake? Yes. Did I look like an idiot? Yes. Do I regret it? A little bit.”

Ha! Eat that, Monkey!

I can’t decide between irreverent Matt or sweet and lovable Andy Baldwin, who sponsors a child in Africa and says the people he helps don’t care that he was “The Bachelor,” they care that he’s a doctor. Even creepy Mike Fleiss (nice makeover!) loves Andy Baldwin.

It’s always the same story, isn’t it: The sexy guy vs. the stable guy. Matt vs. Andy. Roberto vs. Chris.

I wrote a detailed season-by-season recap of “The Bachelor: Then & Now” — which is going to play 100 more times on E!, in case you missed it — and you should be able to find the recap here at

Even though there was a lot of overlap with Monday’s “The Stories Behind the Rose” (which was itself a remake of the March special of the same name), I liked this one more. Reality Steve was there, but he didn’t say anything incendiary. It was just a good refresher on the last 14 seasons.

I missed a good portion of the Charlie O’Connell season and I didn’t realize he dated the final two girls off camera while the show was airing and made his decision to pick Sarah (over Krisily) on live TV. Wouldn’t that be a good thing to bring back, to avoid spoilers? I guess if Ali does pick her guy during “The After the Final Rose,” it wouldn’t be too much of a surprise since it’s been done before.

By the way, did you see that the new Bachelor will NOT be named on Monday’s ATFR? That’s what it says here, anyway.


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Big pimpin'

By Gina Carbone

Matt Grant is a total media whore — and God bless him for it!

“The Bachelor: London Calling” star —  and the hottest bachelor in 14 seasons, IMHO — is back with at least one TV project and possibly two.

The first one is completely bizarre and I’m not sure I even believe it’s real.

According to US Weekly, Matty’s new show will be called “Pimp My Bride.”

(It’s) an organic follow-up to the Bachelor,” he told at the Youth Run 4 Haiti event in Santa Monica on Saturday.

“Organic” is one of those insufferable Hollywood “industry” terms for anything they consider real and unforced, so it does not appear to apply to anything associated with “The Bachelor,” least of all something called “Pimp By Bride.”

Needless to say, I’ll watch it.

The show, which Matty wrote after filming the twelfth season of the “Bachelor” in 2008, was picked up by Warner Brothers. But he doesn’t explain it any further.

Instead, he says he’s considering a request to join “Bachelor Pad” and as loyal readers will recall, I wanted him there to begin with.

So I hope he says yes.

Love his reasons for wanting to sign up:

“They’ve asked me to possibly do this ‘Bachelor Pad’ show,” he told Us. “It’s like Big Brother Bachelor with all the Bachelors in a house. I’ve thought about doing it because I’m obviously not famous anymore and it would give me fifteen minutes of fame!”


I think Matt Grant is really in the news again because Jake Pavelka’s rumored “The Bachelor: On the Wings of Love” winner, Vienna Girardi, is another Shayne Lamas in the making.

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