See who the next Bachelorette will be (2016)!

According to TMZ, all signs are pointing to Caila Quinn as the next Bachelorette.  Seems there was a film crew in her hometown of Hudson, OH today in what looks like some intro shooting of the next season.  Caila just had her heartbroken in Monday’s episode of The Bachelor when Ben Higgins sent her home after the infamous “fantasy suite” date week.  Also, Caila was the only woman of the remaining three that Ben did not profess his love for… which was a Bachelor first – for The Bachelor to say “I love you” to anyone before finale… let alone TWO people.  Caila, being ultra bubbly, was a natural pick for the next Bachelorette.  I’m not crazy about her and feel a bit like Ben did about her…. that it’s hard to see the depth and real emotion underneath of all the bubbly, but she does have great hair and she’s beautiful, so hey, why not?  I prefer her over Jojo anyway!  Leave a comment about your thoughts on this new Bachelorette!

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Powerball Winning numbers for 1/13/16 – $1.5 Billion Jackpot!

It is very likely that there will be a winner tonight of the $1.5 Billion Jackpot for the Powerball lottery!  Was it you?  Here are tonight’s winning numbers:

8, 27, 34, 4, 19 with powerball number: 10

Powerball drawing tonight for $1.5 Billion!!

Stay tuned to find out what the winning numbers are for Powerball tonight for the $1.5 Billion Jackpot!  The drawing will take place at 10:59pm EST.   Want to know where you can watch the drawing live on TV?  Just look for your local station below:

State
City
Station
Affiliate
Channel
AR
Ft. Smith KHOG ABC
29
AR
Ft. Smith KHOG ABC
40
AR
Little Rock KATV ABC
7
CA
Los Angeles KCAL IND
9.1
CA
San Jose KAXT-CD IND
1.6
CT
Hartford WTIC FOX
61
CT
Hartford WCCT WB
20
DC
Arlington WJLA ABC
28
FL
Ft. Myers WZVN ABC
7
FL
Gainesville WCJB ABC
20
FL
Jacksonville WJXX ABC
25
FL
Jacksonville WTLV NBC
12
FL
Miami WPLG ABC
10
FL
Orlando WKMG CBS
6
FL
Panama City WJHG NBC
7
FL
Pensacola WEAR ABC
3
FL
Sarasota WWSB ABC
7
FL
Tallahassee WTXL ABC
27
FL
Tampa WTSP CBS
10
FL
West Palm Beach WPBF ABC
25
GA
Atlanta WSB-TV ABC
2
GA
Augusta WJBF ABC
6
GA
Columbus WRBL CBS
3
GA
Macon WMAZ CBS
13
GA
Savannah WSAV NBC
13
IA
Cedar Rapids/Waterloo KWWL NBC
7
IA
Ottumwa KTVO CBS
3
IA
Sioux City KTIV NBC
4
ID
Boise KTVB NBC
7
ID
Idaho Falls/Pocatello KPVI NBC
6
ID
North Idaho KLEW CBS
3
ID
Twin Falls KTFT NBC
7
IL
Chicago/Statewide WGN WGN America
9
IN
Evansville WTVW CW
7
IN
Ft Wayne WFFT FOX
55
IN
Indianapolis WXIN FOX
59
IN
South Bend WNDU NBC
16
IN
Terre Haute WTWO NBC
2
KS
Southwest KDGL IND
23.1
LA
Alexandria KALB NBC
5
LA
Baton Rouge/Lafayette COX Cable
4
LA
Lake Charles KVHP FOX
29
LA
New Orleans WVUE FOX
8
LA
Shreveport KPXJ CW
21
MD
Baltimore WBAL NBC
11
ME
Bangor WABI CBS
5.1
ME
Portland WPFO FOX
23
ME
Presque Isle WAGM CBS
8.2
MI
Flint WNEM CBS
5
MI
Grand Rapids KXSP MYTV
11
MI
Grand Rapids KXSP MYTV
15
MI
Grand Rapids KXSP MYTV
18
MI
Lansing WLAJ ABC
51
MI
Negaunee WLUC NBC
6.1
MI
Negaunee ELUC FOX
6.2
MI
Norton Shores WMKG IND
38
MI
Traverse City WGTU ABC
8
MI
Traverse City WGTU ABC
29
MO
Columbia KQFX FOX
22
MO
Kansas City WDAF FOX
4
NC
Asheville WLOS ABC
13
NC
Charlotte WAXN IND
64
NC
Greensboro/Winston-Salem WXLV ABC
45
NC
Greenville/Washington WITN NBC
7
NC
Raleigh WRAL CBS
5
NE
Hastings KHAS NBC
5.1
NH
Derry WBIN IND
18
NY
Albany YNN IND
9
NY
Binghamton WBNG CBS
12
NY
Buffalo WGRZ NBC
2
NY
Elmira WETM NBC
18
NY
New York City WABC ABC
7
NY
Plattsburgh WPTZ NBC
5
NY
Watertown WSYR ABC
9
OR
Bend KTVZ NBC
21
OR
Coos Bay KMCB NBC
22
OR
Eugene KMTR NBC
17
OR
Medford KOTI NBC
2
OR
Medford KOBI NBC
5
OR
Roseburg KTCW NBC
45
PA
Erie WJET ABC
24
PA
Harrisburg/Lancaster WGAL NBC
8
PA
Johnstown/Altoona WTAJ CBS
10
PA
Moosic WNEP ABC
16
PA
Philadelphia WPVI ABC
6
PA
Pittsburgh WTAE ABC
4
RI
East Providence WPRI CBS
12
SC
Aiken/Augusta WRDW CBS
12
SC
Charleston WCSC CBS
5
SC
Columbia WLTX CBS
19
SC
Florence/Myrtle Beach WMBF NBC
10
SC
Greenville/Spartanburg WHNS FOX
21
SC
Hilton Head WHHI IND
3
SC
Rock Hill/Charlotte WMYT MNT
12
TN
Chattanooga WTVC ABC
9
TN
Jackson WBBJ ABC
7
TN
Johnson City WKPT ABC
19
TN
Knoxville WBIR NBC
10
TN
Memphis WREG CBS
3
TN
Nashville WKRN ABC
2
TX
Austin NEYE Telemundo
55
TX
Austin KEYE CBS
42
TX
Dallas-Ft. Worth KTVT CBS
11
TX
Dallas-Ft. Worth WFAA ABC
8
TX
Harlingen KRGV ABC
5
TX
Houston KHOU CBS
11
TX
Houston KTRK ABC
13
TX
Laredo KETF Telefutura
31
TX
Laredo KLDO Univision
19
TX
Laredo KXO FOX
39
VA
Harrisonburg WHSV ABC
3
VA
Richmond WRIC ABC
8
VA
Roanoke WDBJ CBS
7
VA
Virginia Beach WAVY NBC
10
VI
Christiansted, St. Croix WSVI ABC
8
VT
Burlington WCAX CBS
3
WV
Beckley/Oak Hill WOAY ABC
50
WV
Bridgeport WDTV CBS
5
WV
Charleston/Huntington WSAZ NBC
3
WV
Hagerstown, MD WHAG NBC
25

Powerball Winning Numbers for 1/9/16 $900+ Million Lottery

UPDATE:  ** Preliminary reports are stating that no tickets were sold with each of the winning numbers.  In other words, no one has won the jackpot and the pot is now expected to reach at least $1.3 BILLION DOLLARS!!

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I rarely play the lottery, and this may have been my first time ever buying a Powerball lottery ticket, but when the pot the largest in history and is up to $900 Million, what did I have to lose?  Well here are the winning numbers!!  If there isn’t a winner tonight, the pot goes up to $1.3 Billion!!

32, 16, 19, 57, 34, with Powerball 13

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Miss America Results – LIVE recap

10:51pm: The current Miss America takes her final walk on the stage.  Fourth Runner Up: Miss Alabama.  Third Runner Up: Miss Louisiana.  Second Runner Up: Miss Colorado.  First Runner Up: Miss Mississippi.  The Miss America Crown Goes to: Miss Georgia, Betty Cantrell!!!  I really liked her two-piece dress even though she slipped in it three times.  Very beautiful!!

10:38pm: Questions segment of the competition.  Miss Colorado is the first to make it through.  Kevin O’Leary is the first to ask the question: Which woman should get the honor to put on the $10 bill.  Miss Colorado answers Ellen DeGeneres.  Miss South Carolina is up next… Amy Purdy asks “do you support a ban on military style assault weapons?”  She answers she does not support a ban, she thinks it starts with education.  She thinks people just need to be better trained so there aren’t as many accidents.  Ugh!  As if school shootings were just an accident.  Miss Tennessee is the next to make it through and gets judge Vanessa Williams “Should Planned Parenthood Funding by the Federal Government be cut off?” She answered no because women need the other services that Planned Parenthood provides for simple healthcare testing.  She gave the example of mammograms.  Planned Parenthood does not do mammograms!  Aside from that uneducated argument, I agree with her.  Miss Alabama up next and gets judge Tara “Why do you think Donald Trump is leading by such a large margain?”  She answers because he’s an entertainer and he says what’s on a lot of people’s minds, but the Republican party should be terrified of the attention he’s taking away from viable candidates such as Jeb Bush and Chris Christie that could do an excellent job of president.  ugh!  Miss Georgia is up and Brett Elderidge asks a question regarding “Deflate-gate.” Miss Georgia asks him to repeat the question.  Did he cheat?  She said she’d have to feel the balls for herself but yes she thinks he cheated. Miss Mississippi up now and question comes from Zendaya she asks about Kentucky County Clerk Kim Davis and does it violate her religious freedom?  She answers no, it doesn’t violate her religious freedom.  But then says yes she violated the law.  The last question goes to Miss Louisiana, Danica McKellar asks the question regarding “Black Lives Matter”.  She answered with Every Life Matters, All Lives Matter…. which I can’t stand when people say that.  It cheapens the movement of what is trying to be heard.  Whew!  Tough questions!  Would have liked to have heard what solutions these women had to some of the nation’s biggest problems.  Very political questions that show an obvious bias towards one political party or the other.

10:26pm:  Back from another commercial break and Miss South Carolina is up next singing Fantasia’s “I Believe”.  Not the best song choice or something.  It’s just not very good.  Ouch.  Miss Mississippi playing the violin on a song she arranged herself.  Nails on a chalkboard!! I have goosebumps but not for a good reason.  So screechy!  Final girl through and to perform is Miss Georgia.  She is singing an opera.  Pretty dang good if you like opera!

10:14pm: Commercial break is over and Miss Tennessee is up next and will be playing the piano in a huge yellow gown. The microphone isn’t turned up very loudly on the piano.  It’s a bit hard to hear it over the background supporting music.  Very difficult piece though and she’s doing great.  Miss Texas up now singing “Son of a Preacher Man”. Umm… this sounds like karaoke.  I don’t think Miss Texas will be moving on… this is hard to listen to. Miss Alabama will be dancing on to a song from The Matrix. Her leotard isn’t very flattering, but the dance is pretty cool. Miss Colorado is performing an original monologue.  It was a moving speech/monologue.  It was a bit rushed and she came across very nervous.  But it was decent.

10:05pm: Top ten will perform in the talent competition.  Miss Florida is up first dancing to “Bridge Over Troubled Water”. Very beautiful!  I think she did a great job.  Next up is Miss Oklahoma singing “Happy Days are Here Again”.  Very theatrical, a bit pitchy, but okay…. not great, but better than I could do.  Next through is Miss Louisiana singing “Climb Every Mountain” from the Sound of Music.  Not my cup of tea… had a great smile at the end. Commercial break.

9:57pm: Bea Miller “Fire n Gold” song plays as the women walk the runway in their evening wear. Miss Georgia just slipped a bit.  But she handled it in stride with a smile and almost a sigh or relief that she didn’t fall.  Talent competition and results are up next!

9:48pm: Top 12 Announced: Miss Florida Mary Katherine Fechtel, Miss Colorado Kelly Johnson, Miss Iowa Taylor Wiebers, Miss Mississippi Hannah Roberts, Miss Texas Shannon Sanderford, Miss Tennessee Hannah Robison, Miss South Carolina Daja Dial, Miss Alabama Meg McGuffin, Miss Nebraska Alyssa Howell, Miss Louisiana April Nelson, Miss Georgia Betty Cantrell, and Miss Oklahoma Georgia Frazier.

9:47pm: A brief history of the Miss America pageant. 95th Anniversary…. former Miss Americas standing on stage.

9:40pm: Swimsuit competition just completed.  Waiting for results!

9:25pm: Miss America Top 15 is announced: Miss Iowa Taylor Wiebers, Miss West Virginia Chelsea Malone, Miss South Carolina Daja Dial, Miss Florida Mary Katherine Fechtel, Miss Oklahoma Georgia Frazier, Miss Virginia Savannah Lane, Miss Alabama Meg McGuffin, Miss Colorado Kelley Johnson, Miss Alabama Meg McGuffin, Miss Colorado Kelley Johnson, Miss Louisiana April Nelson, Miss Texas Shannon Sanderford, Miss Nebraska Alyssa Howell, Miss Georgia Betty Cantrell, Miss Mississippi Hannah Roberts, and Miss Arkansas Loren McDaniel.

9:20pm: Just tuning in!!  Totally missed the Vanessa Williams tribute/pageant apology.  Ugh!!

Bachelor in Paradise: Season 2 Finale Pt 2 Recap!

On Part 1 of Bachelor in Paradise season finale last night we saw a slew of people go home because they did not find love in Paradise: Mikey, Juelia, Jared, Ashley I, Ashley S, Chelsea, Amber, Makenzie, Dan, shockingly Kirk and Carly, and I wouldn’t be surprised if I left someone off this list… it was A LOT!  So now we’re left with four couples: Jade and Tanner, Justin and Cassandra, Nick and Sam, and Tenley and Joshua.

The ladies, especially Jade and Tenley are really shaken up about Kirk dumping Carly. The guys are worried about it effecting the girls too much and second guess their relationship.  Each couple has a date today with a possible fantasy suite as part of the date.  The mood is very serious in the house now.

The couples leave for their dates.  Nick starts talking to Sam and she’s saying all the right things and kisses him but I swear the look on her face is that she’s just trying to get through the date.  She crinkles her nose every time they kiss like she doesn’t want to do it but she’s just suffering through it.  Maybe it’s just me, but I don’t trust that she has genuine feelings for Nick.  However, I don’t exactly feel sorry for him because he’s kind of slimy guy.  It appears they’re spending the night together in the fantasy suite.

Justin and Cassandra sit down and talk and she’s kind of pulling back a little bit.  She looks uncomfortable, but she says she just wants to take things slowly and feels that the fantasy suite would be inappropriate.  Justin says it’s disappointing.  Didn’t they just meet like the day before?  I think it’s totally understandable that she doesn’t want to do it.

Tenley and Joshua talk and she’s honest with him about how she’s scared and she’s not sure if it will work in the real world.  Josh says he wants to take the chance and doesn’t want things to end.  Tenley says she just wants to be smart about things.  She’s really guarded since her relationship and break up with Kiptyn. They decided to take advantage of the fantasy suite.

On Tanner and Jade’s date they discuss about what happened to Carly and Tanner reassures her saying that things have gotten more real for him and he tells her he loves her.  He seems so genuine and she is beaming and she tells him she loves him too.  They are just beyond cute together.  She says she feels safe now and that it all just feels right and feels like love.  So of course they also take advantage of the fantasy suite!

The next morning Jade and Tanner wake up with breakfast in bed.  They seem very happy together and she is glowing. However, Jade says she’s still freaking out a little bit about the Carly situation.

Back at the resort, Chris Harrison greets everyone for the final rose ceremony.  Chris says that giving a rose today means you are committed to a life together outside of Paradise.  He’s going to give them some last moments to really think things through.  Chris says there’s nothing worse than an empty promise.

Tenley and Joshua talk and Tenley just doesn’t know how they will make it work in the real world because of the distance.  She’s really conflicted because she likes him so much.

Justin is the first up at the rose ceremony.  Each couple will go through this individually without the other couples around.  Justin’s feeling insecure about Cassandra accepting his rose because she didn’t stay the night with him in the fantasy suite.  Cassandra arrives and Justin gives a speech about how he’s excited to see what comes next in their relationship and then asks her if she’ll accept the rose.  She says “absolutely.” Then she gives a rose back to him.  She says she feels like the luckiest girl.

Nick is up next.  He says coming into Paradise his goal was to meet Sam, date Sam, leave with Sam and he’s hoping that’s the way it turns out. Sam greets him with a kiss and Nick gives his speech and he asks if she’ll accept his rose.  She says she just feels like he is her prince charming and she wouldn’t be still here if she didn’t see something coming from all of this outside in the real world.  She still doesn’t seem sincere to me!!  It seems cold and shallow.

Now Joshua is up and Tenley says in her interview that her head and her heart are still conflicted.  They greet each other and kiss and she tells him he’s so handsome.  He tells her that he’d love to try what it’s going to be like out in the real world after Paradise.  She tells him she really likes him and is getting choked up.  She says “why do you have to live in Iowa.”  She just feels like it would eventually come to one of them having to move or to break up and both of them would be leaving a piece of their heart behind if they were to move.  They thank each other for everything and then walk away without the roses.   Joshua helps Tenley get in the car.  They are both devastated.

Now lastly, there’s Tanner and Jade.  The two are just giggly and glowing.  Jade gives her speech first about how she loves everything about him.  She pins the rose on him  Then Tanner picks up the rose and starts giving his speech.  He tells her that everything in Paradise has been perfect, but then there’s the real world.  “I can’t give you this rose today” he tells her and she takes a deep breath and looks like she’s about to cry “…because what we have is worth so much more than a rose…. than a million roses.”  Then he gets down on one knee and proposes!!!  She says Yes!!  Okay, that may not have been that big of a surprise to us at home, but it was still fun to watch!  I just love them together!!!  The remaining two couples shout to them and congratulate them.  I hope this works out!!

Bachelor in Paradise: Season 2 finale Pt 1 (Episode 11) Recap

Jared and Ashley venture off to their “overnight” date.  A date that Ashley conspired to get by requesting Chris Harrison give her a date card that would lead to a fantasy suite date.  Jared agreed to go with her, in part I believe, to get out of going on a date with Jaclyn who is dubbed the “black widow.” She’s a bit frightening. Ashley pulls out the fantasy suite card on the date and Jared agrees to “see what happens” and spend the night with her.

The next morning the cast reflects on the relationships that they have built.  Mikey confides in the guys that he’s going to have a discussion with Juelia about how he feels she’s just a friend.  He feels there is something missing in their relationship. So he meets her on the beach and breaks the news to her.  He said he’s been forcing it because she’s such an awesome person.  She starts crying and Mikey just doesn’t stop talking.  She doesn’t say anything back to him (at least not that they chose to show).  Juelia walks back to the resort and says she’s leaving, right now.  And off she goes!  That’s all she wrote.

Jaclyn decides to ask Justin out on a date and he agrees.  The other guys comment “poor guy”.  haha.  Why are all the girls liking Justin??  I don’t get it AT ALL.

Cassandra arrives in Paradise and the guys immediately start falling all over her.  She’s from Juan Pablo’s season and is a mother.  The girls pull her aside and give her the scoop.  She tells them that she would like to take Justin on a date.  What?!  Still not understanding it aside from the fact that he’s a single dad.  Meanwhile the guys are now getting jealous that Justin’s getting all the dates.  Justin then has to break it to Jaclyn that he’d rather go on a date with Cassandra.  Burn!  Jaclyn says that’s a “dick move” and it kind of is, but I don’t blame him.

Jared and Ashley I come back from their overnight date and are being very quiet.  Everyone’s trying to read them to see if they did it or not.  Carly says “I think she’s even MORE of a virgin after the fantasy suite.”

Nick decides he’s going to try to ask Jaclyn for her date card so he can take Samantha out on the date.  On Bachelor Pad 3, Nick kicked Jaclyn off the show and took $250,000 away from her best friend and “won” the show.  Jaclyn is still bitter about that so she’s going to make him work for the date card.  She made him roll around on the dirt seductively.  It was pretty funny, but he was willing to do just about anything to get the date card.

Justin and Cassandra go horseback riding on the beach and he’s really ogling her.  Says she looks like she’s a woman from a romance novel.  During their conversation they bond over their kids.  They seem to really hit it off and are frolicking in the water together.

Nick approaches Samantha and asks her out on the date.  She says yes.  Carly and Jade meanwhile discuss how they don’t get the guys fawning over her.  They don’t think she’s capable of love.

Jared says he needs to be honest with Ashley I that their relationship isn’t going anywhere.  However, Ashley thinks that their date reaffirms what she was already feeling towards him.  Jared asks to speak with her and he sits down with her on the beach and she is just beaming.  It makes it even harder for him to get the words out.  He says that the connection just isn’t strong enough.  Jared tells her he’s leaving right now.  Ashley of course begins to cry.  As much as I’m not really a fan of Ashley, I do feel bad for her.  Jared tried so hard to like her and he just doesn’t.  He’s still so sweet to her though and a gentleman.  He’s probably happy to finally be away from her though so he can find someone to actually fall in love with without her hovering around.

Nick and Sam head out on their date.  Josefina Santacruz flew in from Mexico City just to cook food for Nick and Samantha.  Nick says winning time with Sam is more valuable than the $250k he won on Bachelor Pad.  Sam asks him what made him want to pursue her.  He says “well you’re just the most gorgeous girl I’ve ever seen in my life.” It’s all about looks.  She then tells him about how unsure she is about who’s going to get a rose or not.  Then she leans over to kiss him in what seems like the most forced kiss ever.  She clearly just wants a rose, but she is soooo not into Nick.

Cocktail party time…. there are multiple girls on the chopping block so it’s a last ditch effort to stay.  Then Chris Harrison announces that there will not be a cocktail party tonight.  Chris says that if there isn’t a strong connection that you can see pursuing the relationship outside of Paradise, then you should go home.  There’s going to be a lot of people going home at the rose ceremony.  Ashley I announces that she will be going home now because there isn’t anyone there for her.  She was only there for Jared and she’s grown up a lot in Paradise and she’s ready to move on.

Rose ceremony… the men have the power of who to give the rose to.  Chris reminds everyone again that the goal is the great love story.  Kirk gives his rose Carly, Tanner gives his rose to Jade, Nick chooses Samantha, Joshua to Tenley, Justin to Cassandra, Dan gives a speech about how he didn’t find love here and he’s removing himself and doesn’t give the rose to anyone.  Final rose is Mikey’s… who gives it to Makenzie…. what???  She says she appreciates it but is going to decline and go home.  He says he doesn’t have any other options here so he’s going home.  So Jaclyn, Ashley S, Amber, and Chelsea are going home.  Carly kind of gloats about how good it feels to be in love and know you’re safe.  The camera pans to Kirk’s face which seems to be saying something different as he downs his champagne.  Hmmmm.

The next morning it’s just the serious (or semi-serious) couples left.  Chris Harrison then shows up and congratulates the remaining ten people.  “Everything is about to change” Chris says.  No more new arrivals.  “Can your love grow and exist beyond all of this.”  Chris says.  Each couple will be going on a one-on-one date with a fantasy suite.

The girls congregate together and the guys doing the same.  The girls are very excited and giddy.  Kirk says he has to have a really hard conversation with Carly.  He says he can’t do it anymore.  He’s been just going through the motions the last few weeks.  He says he’s not to the point where she is.  She’s talking about having his kids and he’s not feeling the same.  Ugh this sucks!!!

Kirk asks Carly to go talk at the beach.  Carly is so happy and giddy and it’s just heartbreaking.  Kirk starts out by thanking her for giving him such a good time in Paradise and then starts to let her down.  He says he’s behind where she is in their relationship.  He says he’s having doubts and she says she’s going home.  He wants to talk about it, but she says she doesn’t want to talk about it, she’s going to throw up.  He keeps trying to talk and she said she doesn’t want to have this conversation.  She says she feels tricked.  She’s just so blindsided and feels like such a fool.  She goes up to the room and the girls run to hug her.  Is it pathetic I’m crying right now?!  Oh poor Carly.  Kirk tells the guys it was the worst break up he’s ever had.  Kirk says HE feels like he just got punched.  Tanner says Kirk owed it to Carly to not wait until the eleventh hour to do this.  He should have been more honest.  She starts packing her bags and Kirk just keeps trying to talk to her and she keeps trying to push him away.  Jade and Tenley are just about as upset with Kirk as Carly is.  Carly just keeps telling Kirk she hates him.  Kirk says in the car “ugh, that went terribly. That was the worst break up of my life.” No shit dude.  You led her on for WEEKS.  Carly says in the car she’s never been that happy.  Never.  😦

Tomorrow night is the finale part 2!!!!

Bachelor in Paradise: Did Ashley I lose her virginity to Jared? Spoiler alert!

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Poor Jared has had to endure Ashley I for weeks now in Bachelor in Paradise.  The way I see it is that he’s not really interested in anyone, but Ashley I is obsessed with him and that’s flattering, so he keeps her around just counting down the days until he can get out of hell paradise.  In last week’s episode we saw Ashley ask Chris Harrison for a date card in that would lead to a fantasy suite/overnight date.   Chris agrees (of course, makes for good TV and it was probably the producers’ idea anyway) and Ashley skips off to find Jared like a little school girl.  On her way she says “I might not be a virgin after tonight.” Ashley asks Jared out, he says sure.  While she’s getting ready Tanner keeps questioning Jared if he’s going to take Ashley’s “v-card”.  Jared, being the gentleman that he is, doesn’t exactly give an answer – or at least not that they aired anyway.

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Well TMZ spoke to sources that say Ashley I did not blow her v-card on a one night stand with Jared.   She’s not as dumb as she comes off.  She realizes that what has made her famous is her virginity.  The girl is indeed a train wreck, emotional unstable, immature, but she’s still a good looking girl who dresses pretty provocatively and has fake hair and fake eyelashes.  On Chris’ season she was labeled a Kardashian.  So it’s a bit surprising that she’s still a virgin and it makes her story a bit more interesting.  Ashley told friends that she is indeed still a virgin and it was the Bachelor producers that fed her the lines to say what she did about losing her virginity to Jared.  She and Jared did not have sex that night in Paradise.  Something tells me it wasn’t just Ashley’s decision in that.  Jared is a gentleman, plus that would not make him look good if he did that when we can all tell he’s not that into her.  I am sure we will see Ashley again next summer for Bachelor in Paradise 3, and she will still be a virgin.

Macklemore’s “Downtown” video: Who’s singing the chorus and Lyrics

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis have done it again… scored another huge hit with their song “Downtown”.  The video has nearly 6 million views in just one week.  The reason being… it’s pretty much the best music video ever made.  Okay, that may be taking it a bit extreme and I’m sure there’s people out there that would be whining “but what about Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ video” or some other epic music video.  What I’m trying to say is that it’s awesome.  I know there are a lot of Macklemore haters out there, but look at the entertainment value of the song and video alone and get past your bias against the rapper.  It’s a song about freaking mopeds!  Not to mention the retro look to it and featuring Kool Moe Dee and Grandmaster Caz.  The chorus is song by Foxy Shazam’s Eric Nally who looks just plain awesome in the video.  His sound, his look, and his dance moves reminds me of a cross between Freddie Mercury and Jesus from the movie The Big Lebowski.  The choreography was done by b-boy/b-girl crew Massive Monkees and was shot in the town of Spokane, WA.  Combining playful rap lyrics with a catchy chorus hook, makes this a major hit. You can’t help but smile and feel pride for your own hometown Downtown.  There hasn’t been a music video this original and entertaining in decades.  Check out the video below and the lyrics posted beneath.  The song will be stuck in your head for sure!

Lyrics to Macklemore & Ryan Lewis “Downtown”:

[Verse 1]
I went to the Moped store, said “Fuck it”
Salesman’s like “What up, what’s your budget?”
And I’m like “Honestly, I don’t know nothing about Mopeds”
He said “I got the one for you, follow me”

Ooh, it’s too real
Chromed out mirror, I don’t need a windshield
Banana seat, a canopy on two wheels
Eight hundred cash, that’s a hell of a deal

[Interlude 1]
I’m headed Downtown, cruising through the alley
Tip-toeing in the street like Dally
Pulled up, moped to the valley

Whitewalls on the wheels like mayonnaise
Dope, my crew is ill, and all we need is two good wheels
Got gas in the tank, cash in the bank
And a bad little mama with her ass in my face
I’mma lick that, stick that, break her off, Kit-Kat
Snuck her in backstage, you don’t need a wristband
Dope

[Verse 2]
Killing the game, ’bout to catch a body
Passed the Harley, Dukie on the Ducati
Timbaland, Khaled, Scott Storch, Birdman
God damn, man, everybody got Bugattis
But I’mma keep it hella 1987
Head into the dealership and drop a stack and cop a Kawasaki

I’m stunting on everybody, hella raw, pass the Wasabi
I’m so low that my scrotum’s almost dragging up on the concrete
My seat is leather, alright, I’m lying, it’s pleather
But girl, we could still ride together
You don’t need a Uber, you don’t need a cab
Fuck a bus pass, you got a Moped man

She got 1988 Mariah Carey hair
Very rare, mom jeans on her derriere
Throwing up the West Side as we tear in the air
Stop by Pike Place, throwing fish to a player

[Hook]
Downtown, downtown (Downtown)
Downtown, downtown (Downtown)
She has her arms around your waist
With a balance that will keep her safe
(Downtown)
Have you ever felt the warm embrace
(Downtown)
Of the leather seat between your legs
(Hey-ey-ey-ey, hey-ey-ey-ey)
(Hey-ey-ey-ey, hey-ey-ey-ey)
Downtown
You don’t want no beef, boy
Know I run the streets, boy
Better follow me towards
Downtown
What you see is what you get girl
Don’t ever forget girl
Ain’t seen nothing yet until you’re
Downtown

[Interlude 2]
Dope
Cut the bullshit
Get off my mullet
Stone washed, so raw
Moped like a bullet
You can’t catch me
A po-po can’t reprimand me

I’m in a B-Boy stance, I’m not dancing
I got your girl on the back going tandem
Cause I’m too damn quick, I’m too damn slick
Whole downtown yelling out “Who that is?”

[Verse 3]
It’s me, the M, the A-C, the K
Sounding like a French pimp from back in the day
I take her to Pend Oreille and I watch her skate
I mean, water ski, ollie ollie oxen free
I’m perusing down fourth and they watching me
I do a handstand, the eagle lands on my seat

Well hello, but baby, the kickstand ain’t free
Now do you or do you not wanna ride with me
I got one girl, I got two wheels
She a big girl, that ain’t a big deal
I like a big girl, I like ’em sassy
Going down the backstreet listening to Blackstreet

Running around the whole town
Neighbors yelling at me like, “You need to slow down”
“Going thirty-eight, Dan, chill the fuck out
Mow your damn lawn and sit the hell down”

If I only had one helmet I would give it to you, give it to you
Cruising down Broadway, girl, what a wonderful view, wonderful view
There’s layers to this shit player, tiramisu, tiramisu

Let my coat-tail drag but I ain’t tearing my suit, tearing my suit

[Hook]
Downtown, downtown (Downtown)
Downtown, downtown
She has her arms around your waist
With a balance that will keep her safe
(Downtown)
Have you ever felt the warm embrace
(Downtown)
Of the leather seat between your legs
Downtown
You don’t want no beef, boy
Know I run the streets, boy
Better follow me towards
Downtown
What you see is what you get girl
Don’t ever forget girl
Ain’t seen nothing yet until you’re
Downtown

[Outro]
You don’t want no beef, boy
Know I run the streets, boy
Better follow me towards
Downtown
What you see is what you get girl
Don’t ever forget girl
Ain’t seen nothing yet until you’re
Downtown

Check out this video with Eric Nally in his group Foxy Shazam.  Personally, I prefer him in “Downtown”, but this gives you a taste of the music he usually sings.

Big Brother: Spoiler – See which Juror comes back and who is HOH!

So if you’re like me and dying to know what Big Brother 17 Juror gets to come back in the house and who won the HOH competition….. keep reading below!  If you don’t want to be spoiled and like watching it play out on Sunday’s episode, then why are you still reading?  Move along!

Quick recap of what happened on tonight’s live episode: Johnny Mac gave an awkward speech about keeping him around because he has good “gas management” skills and Steve gave an awesome speech about how he came in a socially awkward trombonist who loves his mom and he’s leaving a more confident socially awkward trombonist who made a lot of friends.  It was a really touching and eloquent speech.  But ultimately the house guests voted out Johnny Mac in an unanimous vote.

Then Julie Chen interviewed Johnny Mac where he revealed if he gets back in the house he’s coming after Meg because he wants to break up the James-Meg alliance.  He handed it to Austin and the twins for being so good and getting out so many people.

At the end of the show we got to see the beginning of the remaining house guests as well as the four jurors… Shelli, Jackie, Becky, and of course Johnny Mac… duke it out in the Head of Household / HOH competition.  The last standing juror would be going back into the house and could also potentially win HOH.  The house guests all had to stand on a small circular platform hanging from a rope as the contraption spun around in a circle.  Julia, Steve, and Meg all fell off before the live show ended.

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The results I found on twitter by searching #BBAD (Big Brother After Dark) revealed that Johnny Mac was the last juror standing!!!  I am unbelievably happy he gets to return to the game.  Also ecstatic that Shelli did not come back into the game! Unfortunately (or fortunately depending on who you’re rooting for) Vanessa won HOH.  There’s a bit of a conspiracy theory going around the Twitterverse that Vanessa cheated because she used the platform to prop her put up.  Meanwhile, James was under the impression that was not allowed so he did not do that.  You be the judge… did she cheat?

Vanessa butt on platform

Double Eviction next week!! Maybe they can FINALLY get Vanessa out of the house!