Alright, Bachelor fans, I’m turning the camera on us, because it’s time we have a confessional of our own. Let’s be real. We haven’t tuned into this show for the past 25 seasons solely because we like to watch people fall in love, because nine times out of ten, that love doesn’t last longer than a few months (unless you’re a poet/firefighter/triathlete who finds your baby-talking perfect match). So why do we tune in? For those moments that make us embarrassed to be a member of the human race purely because we have to associate ourselves with some of the individuals on the show, that’s why. READ FULL STORY
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ABC may have broken hearts with its announcement that Bachelor Pad will not air this summer, but the bachelors and bachelorettes of Burning Love will happily step up to fill the hole in America’s reality-obsessed soul. When the parody series returns next month for its third season, Love‘s rowdy band of rejects will pile into a luxe(ish) mansion to compete for the grand prize of $900.
Below, check out the season 3 trailer to see what Burning Down the House has in store, including manipulations! Sexually suggestive challenges! Age-inappropriate hook-ups! A superfan competitor! Awkward come-ons! And, oh yeah, a chance for once-in-a-lifetime love.
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Last season on Yahoo’s Burning Love, Julie Gristlewhite (June Diane Raphael) had her heart broken by hose-happy fireman Mark Orlando (Ken Marino). But this season, the tables have turned — and now Julie’s the one who gets to select a mate from a wide pool of eligible bachelors played by the likes of Adam Scott, Jerry O’Connell, Michael Cera, Adam Brody, Colin Hanks, Joe Lo Truglio, Ryan Hansen, Rob Huebel, Paul Scheer, Nick Kroll, Nick Thune, Martin Starr, and Kumail Nanjiani.
Appropriately enough, the series — created by Childrens Hospital writer and directed by comedy vet Marino — won’t return to Yahoo! Screen until Feb. 14. But in the meantime, here’s a taste of what you can expect from Burning Love‘s Bachelorette season — which will feature some very dramatic puppet-making, plenty of makeouts, and several all-important “box ceremonies.” (Get your head out of the gutter — that’s how Julie chooses who will make it to the show’s next round.)
Listen up, rose lovers: The Bachelor is sick of your s–t, okay? Yes, they know that only 12.5 percent of their 24 “winning” “couples” have ended up at the altar, and that most break up 20 minutes as soon as the After the Final Rose credits roll… but “this show is and always will be dedicated to helping people find meaningful, life long relationships,” says Chris Harrison, and lots of random fameosexuals have gotten married thanks to Mike Fleiss’ evil empire: Holly and Blake! Deanna and Stephen Stagliano! John Presser and Tara Durr! (Wait, who?) Anyhow, enough is enough, haters — if you don’t stop talking smack about this franchise, Team Bachelor is going to cut a bitch.
And with that fit of defensive self-justification taken care of, welcome to Ashley and JP’s wedding! Or, that is, the 107 minutes of filler before the actual “I dos.” After a brief recap of the duo’s whirlwind Bachelorette “journey,” we rejoin the couple in the present day, living their “everyday life” — which involves renting those overpriced rowboats in Central Park, eating ice cream in downtown Princeton, NJ, and spending an inordinate amount of time discussing Ashley’s tiny dog Boo. (Side note: They are also prepared — nay, excited! — to host a Bachelorette viewing party for their future children, should those tykes ever wonder how mommy and daddy met. Guys, if you do, you might want to fast forward through this part.)
Ashley and JP have been so busy living their “fairy tale,” though, that they haven’t even had time to set a date for the wedding. It’s been so long that at this point, their family members — who’ve all gathered at a local bar to hear some exciting news from the couple — are starting to think that Ash & Jape are going to skip the whole marriage thing and go straight to makin’ babies. As Ashley begins her preamble — “We do have some really, really special news, and we wanted to share it with you guys first” — someone begins chanting, “Pregnant! Pregnant! Pregnant!” Nope, ABC has scheduled that special for next December – first everybody’s got to head out West to watch the duo get hitched for the cameras. Even Ashley’s sister Chrystie, who straight up hated JP when she met him for the first time, is happy to hear the news — or, at least, she’s agreed to tell America how “wrong,” “wrong,” “wrong” she was about her sister’s beau in exchange for an all-expenses-paid trip to the Langham Huntington Hotel in beautiful Pasadena, California.
Speaking of, the Langham’s worker bees are busy carpeting every available surface of the hotel’s horseshoe garden with white roses and hydrangeas. It’s all part of Ashley’s “simple,” “feminine,” “neutral” style she described to her wedding planner a few months back — a meeting that was, conveniently, also caught on film. In it, Jape manages to appear engaged for about three minutes, but once the discussion turns to wood tables and DJ vs. band and party favors and the dinner menu and gifts for the wedding party, he looks ready to open a vein. Fortunately we don’t have to watch the duo pore over fabric samples and centerpieces, because by the end of the next commercial break, super hero wedding planner Mindy Weiss has filled a ballroom with sample tables and even chosen a selection of gowns for Ashley’s pooch. One of which, I should add, is a $7,500 ensemble constructed out of antique lace. Screw you, 99 percent!
NEXT: Say yes to the dress!
After assembling a laugh-out-loud cast for the first season of his dating show parody Burning Love, Ken Marino set an ultra-high bar as he stepped behind the camera to produce the web series’ second season. But, as you can see from this exclusive cast shot, Marino has outdone himself. From Party Down cast mates to comic mainstays, the next set of suitors in this “loving homage” to The Bachelorette is chockablock with gut busters.
Below, Marino talks EW through season 2 with four exclusive pics, singles out some of the early favorites, and reveals the theme of season 3. Read on… READ FULL STORY
Newsflash: Manufactured competitions that feature “group dates,” numerous hot tubs, and situations designed to make women cry don’t tend to result in lasting romance. Yesterday, Emily Maynard and Jef Holm became the latest Bachelor/Bachelorette couple to call it quits shortly after getting engaged — following in the immediate footsteps of Ben Flajnik and Courtney Robertson, who broke their second engagement a few weeks ago.
Thus far, Trista Rehn and Ryan Sutter are the only Bachelor[ette]/competition winner pair in the franchise’s history to make it all the way to the altar. They may soon be joined by Bachelorette season 7′s Ashley Herbert and J.P. Rosenbaum, provided that couple doesn’t break up before their planned wedding in December. (It’ll be televised.) Bachelor Jason Mesnick married his season’s runner-up, Molly Malaney, in 2010, and the couple is currently expecting its first child.
But beyond those three, ABC’s rose-drenched juggernaut has launched zero other successful relationships in its 24 collective cycles – barring a few contestants who met and fell in love despite appearing on different shows (one on The Bachelor, the other on The Bachelorette) or different seasons. And we’re not even going to get into Bachelor Pad.
Is any of this surprising? Not in the slightest. Good luck, Sean Lowe!
Feeling guilty over the amount of time you’ve spent indoors watching TV since May? Here’s your vindication: Our first annual Summer TV Awards. Help us celebrate the good and call out the bad. Copy and paste the list of categories below into a comment and write in your nominations. Come back tomorrow afternoon when the official nominations are announced and the polls open!
UPDATE: The polls are now open! (And thank you for your patience with the comments not always publishing. We’re looking into it.)
And the categories are… READ FULL STORY
I hope you don’t mind but since it’s been a busy 48 hours, I’m combining my blogs. I figure since there’s really no official blogging rules (yes, I checked) I could make up my own and so talking about the live Bachelorette finale and the premiere of Bachelor Pad in one blog is okay. Before we get to the beauty that is Pad I want to step back to Sunday night and put a bow on Emily’s season and our three-hour television event.
First of all, I absolutely loved the idea of doing the show live and creating what amounted to be one big nationwide viewing party. For me to be able to watch the show along with a live studio audience packed with fans was a thrill for me. To see it through their eyes was incredible and it reminded all of us at the Bachelor why we do this show and how much people really love it. The finale really spoke for itself so I’ll just give a few thoughts on what turned out to be one of the best seasons we’ve ever had. READ FULL STORY
Emily Maynard said yes to a dress by Jean Fares Couture for last night’s finale of The Bachelorette. [InStyle]
Director David Lynch loves his Swatch, gives advice to aspiring finger painters, and says fans are always asking to touch his hair. [WSJ.com]
Celebrities aren’t just like us, but here’s what they’d look like if they were. [psfk]
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Party Pieces owners Carole and Michael Middleton — aka Duchess Catherine’s parents – got a slap on the wrist for promoting a line of Olympic-themed favors. [Time]
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