Survivor: Cagayan continued its strong run with another memorable episode and a Tribal Council shocker. My full recap will be up at midnight [UPDATE: Dalton's Survivor recap is now live!], but if you’d like to sound off on what happened and who went home, then read on for more. [SPOILER ALERT: Read on only if you already watched tonight’s episode of Survivor: Cagayan.] READ FULL STORY
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Last night’s 18th season premiere of Dancing With the Stars (read EW’s full recap here) was chock full of cha-cha-cha changes — the tallest and loudest of which was new cohost Erin Andrews, who has swept in to give Planet Mirrorballus the sports-arena treatment it apparently deserves. Unlike the somewhat robotic (yet beautiful) eveningwear paper doll she replaced (Brooke Burke Charvet), Erin wasn’t afraid to muscle her way through post-dance chit chat with the couples and ask ask questions beyond “How do you feel?” READ FULL STORY
Oh, my! What is this strange planet we’re seeing on its heaving (and bosomy!) 18th giant breath? The Celebriquarium is BACK! The judges are on the LEFT again. Our old pals Brooke Burke and the Harold Wheeler Band are…. GONE?!!!
Well, we can at least cheer for the Celebriquarium. The sparklebots belong higher than everyone else, as they are so on a higher level.
Just .07 percent of the popular vote separated the Top 11’s last-place and second-to-last-place singer. Would the judges use their one save of the season?
Find out tonight’s results — following performances by in-house crooner judge Harry Connick Jr. and Jennifer Lopez’s favorite up-and-coming rapper-singer, Mali Music — after the jump. READ FULL STORY
Oprah’s OWN drew solid ratings for the premiere of its Lindsay Lohan docuseries. Are we watching for the wrong reasons? This column originally appeared in the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly.
The most honest words uttered in the debut of Lindsay, the new and deeply problematic docuseries about the troubled actress, came not from the maniacally self-absorbed Lohan or the show’s benefactor, Oprah Winfrey. Rather, they came from a fan on the street who was glibly effusive when asked to speak on behalf of the people. “I’m a big fan of Lindsay Lohan,” he said with a happy grin on his face, “both as an actress and as a media sensation.” Isn’t it entertaining when a young woman is so misguided and bent on destruction that she lands in rehab for a sixth time? As a culture we seem to value Lohan, and countless women before her, as little more than cheap spectacle, marveling at how far former good girls can fall from our manufactured pedestals.
The show was not without its odd voyeuristic pleasures. Show business has never looked so unglamorous as when Lohan’s smartly dressed assistant, whose former bosses range from Sean Astin to Prince, was tasked with packing up her floor-to-ceiling-stuffed hotel room. Earlier, Lohan’s storage unit of expensive junk was the size of an abandoned airplane hangar. I’m convinced that if this woman jettisoned 95 percent of her belongings and spent an anonymous year reading novels and going to meetings, she might just have a shot at enjoying her 30s. Instead she’s starring on a reality series whose viewers spent an inordinate amount of Twitter bandwidth snickering about the amount of side boob she exposed during the hour. READ FULL STORY
It was a Survivor episode that featured two challenges and two huge comebacks. And the same tribe fell victim in both of them. My full recap will be up at midnight [UPDATE: Dalton's full Survivor recap is now live] , but if you’ve already watched and want to sound off on what happened, then read on for more. [SPOILER ALERT: Read on only if you have already watched Wednesday’s episode of Survivor: Cagayan.] READ FULL STORY
Juan Pablo’s time as The Bachelor has finally come to a close, and despite the season’s weird and fairly unsatisfactory ending, it actually provided us with a few solid Bachelorette options. If I’m being honest, my first choice for the next Bachelorette was single mother Renee, aka the most refreshingly normal Bachelor contestant in the show’s history. But after she revealed her current “situation” of happiness during the Women Tell All special, I jumped to my second choice: Andi. That being said, I also would’ve watched a season that followed the adventures of Kelly and Molly, and after last night’s finale, I actually wouldn’t mind watching Clare search for love. (Yes, I said it.) And lastly, Sharleen is just so weird that I’d watch her season as well.
But as we all learned last night, Andi Dorfman is the lucky lady about to embark on her own adventure to find love (and a worthwhile visit to the fantasy suite). Some people love the choice — me — and others hate it. Then there are those who just don’t know what to expect. Here’s how I think Andi’s season will unfold (and why it will be entertaining to watch):
Ali, meet DeAnna: For starters, if I had to compare Andi to previous Bachelorettes, I’d say we can expect something along the lines of a mix between Ali Fedotowsky and DeAnna Pappas. Andi is smart, and she seems to have her feet planted firmly on the ground. Most importantly, she’s also very strong. Honestly, leaving Juan Pablo post-fantasy suite is one of the reasons I like her so much. She knows what she wants, or at least what she doesn’t want, and she’s not hesitant to act on that. I keep thinking back to that time Ali all but chased
Jonathan Justin down until he would confront her about having a girlfriend back home. Ali wasn’t taking any crap, and I think Andi will approach this season in the same way.
No more drama (for the most part): From what we’ve seen of Andi’s fun side, she’s got a great sense of humor. What I liked most about her relationship with Juan Pablo early on was how they made fun of each other. And we can also assess her personality from the fact that all the women in the house seemed to love her. The only drama surrounding Andi involved her decision to leave, which was valid.
Papa Dorfman for the win: But let’s not forget the thing that’s going to play a big role in her season: Her father. Confession time? I love Andi’s dad. He was the perfect mix of total softie and tough guy. I cannot wait for Andi to introduce these new fellas to her family.
Andi-isms: Looking back on Juan Pablo’s season, I love that Andi was the girl who brought a one-piece to the house. She’s also the girl who brought Juan Pablo to a shooting range. No matter what, she’s going to be herself, and she genuinely doesn’t seem to be on television for the press — she’s an attorney, for goodness sake.
Horrible dancing: You know that some guy is going to make her dance with him, and we all know how awful (yet charming) that will be.
Honestly, I think Andi is the type of person I would be friends with. I think she’s relatively easygoing, and I am going to thoroughly enjoy watching her facial expressions when, inevitably, some guy tries to win her over with a cheesy line or a striptease or something.
All in all, I foresee it being a normal, perfectly pleasant season … so long as she doesn’t slowly start offending the entire country with off-camera conversations.
But what do you think of Andi, PopWatchers? Is her season going to be full of drama, much too boring, or somewhere in the middle? Sound off in the comments below!
Oh man, rose lovers. I mean, where to begin? So… many… thinks… about Juan Pablo’s “adventure” and his “decision” between the two “ladies”… But I don’t want to get ahead of myself here. We’ve still got a whole After the Final Rose to get through, which will no doubt include lots of tears and tension — and, of course, the reveal of the next Bachelorette! (Please let it be Molly….) Stay tuned for my full recap of the finale and ATFR later tonight, but if you’re still reeling from what went down at the Proposal Platform and need a safe space to vent, hit the comments section below.
Fans of The Bachelor have more in common than a love of watching attractive people do ridiculous things all in the name of “love.” In fact, those who enjoy watching people date on television are more prone to read about divorce, according to a new study. So, perhaps all of those failed relationships have taken a toll on the viewers after all.
By analyzing online behavior of Bachelor fans, Exponential Interactive has determined that fans of the show are 14.5x more likely to be interested in divorce. Exponential’s Director of Insights Bryan Melmed explains, “When we say they are ‘14.5x more likely to be interested in divorce’, it means that our Bachelor fan is 14.5x more interested in divorce-related topics than the average Internet user across our network.”
By comparing Bachelor fans to average Internet users, Exponential also determined a number of other characteristics for fans of the long-running reality show, including that they are:
9.8x more likely to be interested in romance movies
3.8x more likely to be interested in online dating communities
16.6x more likely to be researching wedding rings
11.4x more interested in seeking an attorney
21.0x more likely to enjoy jet skiing than the average Internet user
14.4x more likely to be knowledgeable about the Olympics
10.5x more likely to purchase sports drinks
9.3x more likely to be avid skiers
8.9x more likely to read about the Super Bowl
7.6x more likely to be into lacrosse
7.8x more likely to surf
7.3x more likely to go sailing
11.8x more likely than the average Internet user to actively stay informed through the news
10.0x more likely to enjoy comedy
9.52x more likely to enjoy musicals
As a rose lover myself, I’d also like to add that we’re approximately 10x more likely to enjoy a good hot tub hangout, and at least 5x more likely to appreciate a fine wine.
So what do you say, fellow Bachelor fans? Shall we purchase a couple of sports drinks, hit the surf, and then end our day with a musical and a call to our attorney?
When it rains, it pours. And it poured on tonight’s episode of Survivor Cagayan. But would the gloomy skies ever open up for the Brains tribe, which has already sent two members home? My full recap will be up at midnight [UPDATE: Dalton's recap is now live!], but if you’d like to sound off on what happened and who went home, then read on for more. [SPOILER ALERT: Read on only if you already watched tonight’s episode of Survivor: Cagayan.] READ FULL STORY
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