Who is Big Brother 17 Austin’s girlfriend?

On Wednesday’s episode of Big Brother 17 we saw the return of “Zingbot”.  The zings were pretty tame compared to previous years, but there were a couple doozies at Austin and Liz’s expense.  Zingbot basically compared Austin to the smell of trash and had this question for Liz: “Liz, you’ve become such an important part of Austin’s life. Are you more excited to meet his mom, dad or girlfriend?”  Ouch!  Before this zing, many viewers, such as myself, had completely forgotten that Austin even had a girlfriend.  He has made no mention of it on the aired footage aside from his opening interview before entering the house in which he said: “I have my princess in the castle out there waiting for me to return from my crusade,”  *rolls eye*

So who is the girlfriend of this former WWE wrestler?  Her name is Jen and her sister Megan Palacios has had a lot to say about the relationship via Twitter.  Apparently Jen does not have a twitter account so Megan has been doing the defending.  First off, she posted pictures of Austin and Jen together.  They are from Jen’s facebook profile.  She apparently had her profile picture set to one of she and Austin before the showmance with Liz began and has since taken it down to just a picture of herself without him.  Here’s one of the pictures:

Austin and girlfriend

Secondly, she posted his awesome Christmas card to her family.  A topless picture of himself.  Because he’s just that cool.

Austin Christmas

But most importantly Megan posted a letter 3 days ago that Austin wrote to Jen before going on the show.  The letter has since been taken down from Twitter and what I could find was posted in pieces on Bustle:

I love you and I am sorry that it has taken me so long to begin to do the things that you have wanted in our relationship. My main motivation for sticking this big brother show out is to create the business connections necessary to have the money to enjoy an adventurous, travel filled relationship with you. The last few weeks with you have meant the world to me and I want nothing more than to continue these amazing adventures with you when I return. I understand though that you have a lot to think about while I am gone. I believe in my heart that we will make it through this together and be stronger because of it. But no matter what you decide when I am gone, just know that I will love you and support any decision you make.

I will try my best to win it [Big Brother 17], but I want you to know that I will do it with class and with your honor in my mind. I will not do anything to embarrass you or myself and I hope that you will realize this as time passes.

Meanwhile, the other day Austin asked Liz to be his girlfriend.  He reassures her that things are done with he and his girlfriend and Liz agrees to be his new girlfriend.  Hellllooooo…. if he had a girlfriend coming into the house he still has one because he has had no contact with the outside world!  True she’s probably so beyond over him and his yuckiness at this point, but it’s not like he’s had a conversation with her about it.  Liz should listen to her twin sister Julia and stay away from Austin.  He’s gross, he has a girlfriend, and has some real serious issues!

Liz and Austin


Bachelor in Paradise: Season 2, Episode 8 Recap

Starting with last night’s episode of Bachelor in Paradise, things are finally starting to get really GOOD!  Karma came to bite Joe big time after he was exposed to be the player that he is, turns out Samantha was only playing him.  She left him as fast as she came in and it was glorious. Oh, and it was on his birthday of all things!!  Doesn’t say much for Sam’s character, but Joe had it coming.

So the following morning, Ashley I sits down with Joe because misery loves company.  Ashley I also got her heart broken the previous night when  Jared dumped her.  Joe begins talking and Ashley just goes from laughing to crying and Joe’s just like, “yeah I’m not a very emotional guy.”  Basically like.. “go away.”  She’s a mess, so I don’t blame him, but he’s pretty cold.  The other girls try cheering her up, but she’s just a hot mess.

Carly finds a date card and it’s for Mikey.  Naturally, he picks Juelia, and everyone is very happy for her.  The two are getting ready for their date in Guadalajara and Juelia appears to be glowing.  She’s just really happy she’s still there and she’s going to be going out with a guy that truly wants to get to know her.

The two board the same plane that Jade and Tanner were on last episode.  They’re already kissing on the plane!

Joe is still fuming about the Samantha situation and for taking the complete blame for it all while Sam acts like she was innocent in all of it.  He wants her to come clean about her part in it.  Joe is now getting his phone to show the text messages that Sam has sent him.  He decides to talk to her first to see what she has to say for herself.  Joe asks her if she’s here for Nick and she said she didn’t know…. she didn’t know, she just wanted to talk to people and see where things went.  Joe tells her that when people see the text that says “do anything you need to get a rose” it’s not going to make her look good.  She says, “I’m just really confused right now.”  What?  How can she be the confused one?!  She doesn’t own up to anything and tries to tell Joe that she had real feelings for him.  Yeah right.

Kirk decides to stop waiting around for a date card and go on a date themselves.  So surprised her and he got some fishing poles and decided to take her fishing.  He says “you know I like you if I take you fishing.”  They seem really happy together.  The sun is setting and it’s just a gorgeous scene.

Juelia and Mikey arrive at their date and it’s at a wrestling ring.  I would totally hate that if it were my date, but Juelia seems slightly interested.  Mikey, of course, is very into it.  After the wrestling event was done, Mikey and Juelia got to play around in the ring a bit and goof around.  The two appear to have a lot of fun together.  Okay, but then they get the overnight date card and Juelia asks if he’d be uncomfortable spending the night together.  He laughs and says “no because I’m a man.”  Nice dude.  She says “You should be a gentleman” but then gives him a look.  So then they go to the fantasy suite.  That was the weirdest exchange.

Back at the resort, Joe doesn’t want to give up on Samantha.  Not sure why he would want to be with a girl that treats him like that.  Ashley I suggests he just walks up to Sam like they’ve never talked before and completely introduce himself to her and tell her she’s the most beautiful girl on the beach.  Joe thinks it’s just cheesy enough to work.  So he says “Hi, I’m Joe.  Would you like a s’more?” and she says, “no thank you.” Joe: “So where you from, Sam?” and she doesn’t answer.  He asks again, and she doesn’t answer. Then she just gets up and walks away.  So now Joe feels like fool and is angry.  Then Justin from Kaitlyn’s season walks up!  Joe pulls him aside and tells him he doesn’t want him to take Samantha on a date.  He says he needs to be honest though and she immediately caught his eye.  Immediately Justin takes Sam aside and asks her out on a date.  Sam then accepts!  Joe’s going to blow a gasket.

Sam pulls Joe aside and says she wants to just start fresh.  Joe grovels and says “then start fresh with me!” And she’s just like, “yeah that’s not going to happen.”  She is just so cold!!  It’s amazing how much he’s getting played just as he played Juelia.

Bachelor in Paradise: Season 2, Episode 7 Recap

Last week’s episodes could be dubbed “Samantha-gate”… the whole cast was trying to get to the bottom of the issue of Joe and Sam knowing each other before the taping of Bachelor in Paradise.  Through various interviews and conversations, Joe and Sam went back and forth between saying they exchanged texts, emails, social media correspondence to denying it all together.  One thing that was abundantly clear though is that Juelia was played by Joe and Samantha isn’t as sweet and innocent as she claims.  JJ finally had had enough and basically threatened to punch Joe at the end of last Monday’s episode.

Tonight’s episode starts off at that same point and Jared talking JJ down.  Then Joe  confides in Jorge, the bartender, and says that Sam knew that he was going to do whatever it took to stick around until she got here on paradise. Joe then talks to Sam about it and telling her that he’s just over it.  She tells him not to worry about what others are saying and just have a good time with each other.  Joe is getting irritated though that Sam isn’t taking any responsibility for it though and he’s getting all the heat. However, he’s the one that played Juelia and broke her heart, so that’s why he’s getting the heat.

Cocktail party before the rose ceremony.  Three ladies will be going home tonight.  Juelia, Clare, Ashley S, Amber, and Megan are the possible ones on the chopping block.  Joe addresses everyone at the cocktail party and admits to half truths about talking to Sam on Instagram before going on Bachelor in Paradise.  Juelia then asks if he then used her to stay longer to see Sam get on the show.  Joe denies that he used Juelia.  Tanner just wants them to fess up, but both of them are covering it up. Juelia’s just hurt because she and Samantha are good friends outside of the show, even vacationing together.  Tanner confronts Sam and she still denies denies denies and he doesn’t believe anything she says.

Juelia confronts Joe

Ashley I and Jared sit down completely awkwardly together.  His body language is totally saying he’s not interested in her at all.  She comes off really immature.  She basically begs him for a kiss and he finally kisses her.  So awkward and weird! He’s just not that into you!!

Jared and Ashley I

Dan is one of the swing votes tonight.  He was with Ashley S but then broke it off with her and went on a date with Amber.  However, Amber is concerned he might save Juelia because all the guys feel bad for her and what happened.  JJ is the other swing vote.  JJ tells Tenley that Megan refused to kiss, so he can’t read her.  Tenley puts in a good word for Juelia and thinks that maybe JJ should use his rose for her.  Megan then sits with JJ and tells him that she really likes him and would like to spend more time with him.  JJ is feeling pressured right now even though Juelia says she doesn’t want a sympathy rose.  She said she wants to figure out another way to stay.  So she goes and talks to Chris Harrison.  She tells him that she feels that Joe used her and that she should have given Mikey a better chance when Mikey tried to convince her that Joe wasn’t being honest.  She asks Chris if they can bring Mikey back.  Chris says “what you’re asking is really unprecedented” ….. which means, this wasn’t Juelia’s idea and they will bring Mikey back because it will be good drama.

Chris Harrison and Juelia

Rose Ceremony: Joshua –> Tenley, Jared –> Ashley I, Kirk –> Carly, Tanner –> Jade, JJ….. he looks very stressed out and doesn’t necessarily look like he feels good about his decision.  Then he gives it to Ashley S…. what?!! He tells everyone that he broke up with someone to come to Paradise and now he realized that what he’s searching for is back at home.  He thanks everyone for their friendship and then he WALKED AWAY.  Crazy.  Rose ceremony continues with Joe giving his rose to Samantha.  Final rose is wild card Dan… the only one left to save Juelia.  He puts the rose down and then asks to speak to Carly?!!  He tries asking her for advice before making his decision.  He’s just really torn.  He finally decides to give his rose to Amber and everyone is a bit disappointed.  Megan, Juelia, and Clare are now going home.  Clare declares this is her retirement from Bachelor in Paradise.  Joe laughs about Juelia going home and says “boom!  Game over!”  ugh!!  Juelia walks out to the car and waiting for her is Mikey!  Juelia is very happy and calls him a knight in shining armor and he walks her back to the crowd.  They get to see if they have anything together and Chris Harrison welcomes them back to Paradise.  Everyone is happy and relieved. Joe is obviously not happy!

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The gang heads for bed and there sits the date card… it’s for Tanner.  He and Jade have an early morning flight to Guadalajara and then they drive to Tequila, Mexico.

Jade and Tanner

Back at the resort, Nick (Ashley’s season and Bachelor Pad 3) shows up and tells Chris he’s looking forward to seeing Samantha.  He’s spoken to her on the phone and text messages and he thinks they have a connection.  Oh boy!

Nick arrives

Nick shows up to the gang and the look on Sam’s face is priceless “oh shit.”  She is not smiling at all.  Nick picks Sam right away and asks her on a date.  She tells him she’s very flattered and then they go off to talk to each other.  She didn’t give him an answer yet.  She ultimately tells him no and Nick looks stunned.  Everyone is seeing right through it.  Nick is honest with Mikey and tells him that they’ve talked on the phone and texting nearly every day before Paradise.  Mikey fills Nick in that she was talking to Joe before arriving also.  So Nick then asks Ashley S on the date.  Nothing like being someone’s second choice!

Back on Jade and Tanner’s date…. they receive a date card saying that there’s a fantasy suite if they want to use it.  Of course they take the room key!!

On Nick and Ashley S’s date, their boat trip to an island got canceled because of Hurricane Carlos so they’re getting drunk on tequila and get massages instead. Nick says she’s beautiful, she’s sexy, but she’s just a little “out there.”  Umm… you think?  So let’s give her more alcohol!  By night fall, Ashley’s completely hammered.  She’s talking about being Nick’s sister or something..  I don’t know, it’s the oddest thing ever!  My guess is she’s on more than just tequila!

Ashley S tequila

Tanner and Jade go to their fantasy suite and Tanner wants to talk to Jade about their future.  He tells her that he’s worried that at the end of this he’s going to madly in love with her and then it’s just going to be over when they leave Paradise.  She tells him that she’s just as scared, but it’s real for her too.  She’s right there with him.  He says he wants to call her his girlfriend.  She smiled and nodded and kissed him.  So cute, very romantic!  They’re meant for each other!

Tanner asks Jade to be gf

Next morning, Joe and Sam are talking on the beach.  Joe gets a bit insecure and asks her if there’s anyone else that she might want to go out on a date with.  She says no.  Joe says in his interview that it’s no secret that Sam is out of his league, he knows that.  Joe is obviously feeling threatened by Nick being in the house now.  Joe calls Sam out for being “different” today.  Joe is basically following Samantha where ever she goes. He’s so afraid of losing her, but she’s suddenly getting cold towards him and says she just needs a few minutes away.  Probably because he’s smothering her!

Jared tells the guys that he was hoping for a stronger connection with Ashley I and it’s just not there.  It’s just hard because she has a lot stronger feelings for him than he does for her.  That night, Jared tries to let her down easy and says that it’s not fair to her that she doesn’t get to experience Paradise and miss out on some real potential.  Ashley is crushed, starts crying, and basically can’t talk.  She tells him to go… basically so she can have a total meltdown but not in front of him.  I feel for her, but she really does act like a fourteen year old girl.  Ashley then CALLS Kaitlyn and basically blames him being “obsessed” with her as the reason he’s not falling for her (Ashley).

Jared breaks up with Ashley I

Joe is now trying to win Samantha over again by having a private birthday party for himself.  In his interview he compares Sam to an “8-point buck on the wall”… calling her a trophy.  Joe and Sam sit down and Sam says she’s just never felt so many emotions so fast.  She just feels like there’s a lot of drama and the only thing that’s different in her life is Joe and why is there so much drama surrounding him?  She said she’s just paying attention to signs and red flags and she can’t handle it.  Joe says there hasn’t been drama at all today.  She played him to get a rose just like Joe did to Juelia!!  She just did what she needed to do to get the rose!  “I just hope you can understand, I’m sorry.”  She says it so cold-like.  She never had any feelings for Joe!!  This is nuts!!  She really is evil!

Sam breaks up with Joe

Sam then tells everyone that Joe just wasn’t right.  Tenley says “welcome to Paradise!” and Sam starts laughing.  Just then Joe walks up and sees her laughing.  Now Sam is saying that she wants to make it right with everyone who she may have hurt.  Joe is pissed that she played him.  The show ends with clips from tomorrow night’s show and then a montage of Sam getting knocked over by waves in the ocean.  Hilarious!

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Bachelor in Paradise: Season 2, Episode 4 Recap

As seen in last night’s episode, Jared asked Clare out on a date which set Mikey and Ashley I off.  Mikey is very very bitter.  On their date, Jared and Clare go sailing.  The sailboat pulls up to a crane and it appears they will be going bungee jumping together.  Clare is very nervous but Jared seems cool as a cucumber and tries to calm her down.  He then gives her a kiss before they take their plunge.  They had a great time!

Meanwhile back at the resort Juelia is still all about Joe but Joe is not interested and the rest of the gang is picking up on it except for Juelia.  Then Clare comes back and tells the girls about her date and Ashley I can overhear everything and it’s just torture for her listening to the details.

New guy comes and it’s Michael from Des’s season.  I do not remember him at all!  He’s hoping to meet Tenley.  He has a date card and he immediately goes for Tenley. He asks her to go on the date and she agrees.  Now she has THREE guys pining after her.

Mikey takes Juelia aside to try to woo her and then try to kiss her and she declines.  Mikey is really bad at reading people!!

Michael and Tenley have dinner on their date and Michael tells her that she was always his Plan A and he doesn’t have a Plan B.  He admires how positive she is and she’s always smiling.

Back at the resort, Jared kind of lets Clare down and says she’s eight years older than him and that does play a factor.  I also think that there just isn’t a spark there.

Back on Tenley and Michael’s date, they’re really hitting it off and a GIGANTIC mariachi band comes out and plays for them.  The two dance and laugh and have a great time.

The cocktail party begins at the resort and Juelia says she knows who she’s giving her rose to and implies it’s Joe.  Joe just sits there.  Hardly a reaction at all out of him.  Ashley S says Juelia’s being played and it’s hard to watch.  Immediately Jonathon pulls Juelia aside and asks if she’s 100% on her decision. He then tells her that he doesn’t think Joe is there for her or the right reasons.  But Juelia thinks that Jonathon is just trying to get a rose and stay another week.  Then Mikey tells Juelia he was thinking the same thing.  So then Juelia pulls Joe aside to tell him what the other guys said.  Joe reassures her that they’re just trying to get her rose.  Then he kisses her to reassure her some more.  Meanwhile he’s saying in his interview he’ll just do whatever it takes to stay another week.

Mikey confronts Joe about politicking for a rose.  Joe says he does like her.  Then Joe goes up to Jonathon about throwing him under the bus.  Jonathon says he doesn’t want to go home and he’s just caught up in the game.  Joe tells Jonathon that he wants him to say it to Juelia that he just got caught up in the game and that he doesn’t feel that Joe isn’t there for the right reasons.  Jonathon says while crying that he’s so sorry and he has messed with his character and he never meant to jeopardize his friendship and Joe.  Then Jonathon goes in a bathroom and cries and Joe goes to comfort him.  They hug it out and are friends again.

Tenley has a hard decision to make between Joshua, JJ, and Michael.  Jared tells Ashley I that he wants to get to know better and then kisses her.  I did not see that happening!  It’s about time for the rose ceremony and Clare launches into this weird speech about being there to find love.  Jade calls her out at the rose ceremony and says she’s offended by her speech because she feels she is there for love as well as a number of other people.  Clare says “if the shoe fits, wear it!”  Ouch.  Clare’s just having a big pity party for herself.

Carly gives her rose to Kirk, Ashley S gives hers to Dan, Jade to Tanner, Tenley decides to give hers to Joshua…… then Clare walks off and says she needs a minute.  Everyone is not happy about the drama she’s bringing to this.  My guess is she’s going to give a rose to JJ.


Bachelor in Paradise: Season 2, Episode 3 Recap

Episode three starts off right after the rose ceremony of episode 2.  All the ladies that got a rose and the men who handed them out and just relaxing and mingling and Lauren is kind of being a wet blanket because she didn’t get a rose but because she’s Ashley’s sister, they’re a package and she gets to stay.  Ashley I is then focused on Lauren and the two of them are being their own clique and being miserable together and separated from the rest of the group.  “This is my personal hell” Lauren says as she begins to cry and says she wants to go home.

The next morning Lauren tells the guys she has someone that she’s so in love with…. she’s his “mistress”… but the guy isn’t married, but she can’t call him her boyfriend.  Clare says “who calls themselves a mistress?? Awkward!”  So now Lauren’s sobbing saying she shouldn’t even be on the show.  Lauren really wants Joshua from Kaitlyn’s season to show up.

Lo and Behold, the next person to show up is Joshua!!  Everyone is welcoming to Joshua except JJ.  JJ thinks he’s a rat.  Ashley takes Joshua aside and tries to sell him on the idea of taking out Lauren.  Joshua said he has some other women to get to know too before he decides who to take on his date.  Tenley is also aggressively seeking Joshua’s attention as well.  JJ isn’t feeling threatened though by Joshua talking to Tenley.  After talking with Tenley, Joshua asked Tenley out and she accepts!  They are pretty darn cute together already!

After Joshua picks Tenley, Lauren starts packing her bags and Ashley I is a basketcase.  She leaves to go be a mistress with her man back home.  No one seemed to care because no one really got to know her and she was a big downer.

Tenley and Joshua leave for the date and JJ is clearly jealous but tries to pretend that he’s still going to win Tenley over.  Then Joe from Kaitlyn’s season shows up!  Then he reads his date card… I swear he can hardly read it.  So he gets a pick of the girls to ask out.  Joe is just flaking out though and being super quiet and awkward.  Joe says to Clare, “what is this, your second time at Paradise?” she says yes.  He then says “that’s terrible” and totally disses her.  So then she gets up and walks away and cries in her bedroom while talking to the raccoons again.  Hilarious!

Joe then asks a small group if anyone would like to go horseback riding with him.  Juelia says “well I would like to go” and he says, “okay sweet.” Then there’s this awkwardness and no one can even tell if he actually asked Juelia out on the date or not.  It was so uncomfortable!!

Joshua and Tenley go out on their date which is a night out on the town.  The two talk about how Joshua majored in theater and Tenley is a professional dancer and worked for Disney as a princess for a number of years.  They have really good conversation and they seem very comfortable with each other.  So they get back and JJ says to her, “your night has just begun” and asks her to go for a walk and then he kisses her.  Well after JJ falls asleep, Joshua goes back to Tenley and they start kissing.

Next morning, Juelia and Joe get ready to go on their date and Jonathon is a bit jealous and nervous he might not get a rose.  Tenley is still on a high from the previous night’s date with Joshua.  But later, Joshua talks about doing Molly on more than one occasion. Everyone starts getting a little concerned about Tenley.  So Mikey T and Dan decide to tell Tenley what Joshua said about doing drugs, having sex, and not remembering what you did the next day.  The guys warn her this isn’t just a thing of his past, he’s currently still doing these things and finding it funny.  Tenley is upset because she was excited about the chemistry she felt with Joshua. She doesn’t want to waste any more time on a guy that isn’t right for her.

Joe and Juelia go on their date and go horseback riding.  Jonathon is disappointed sitting back at the resort waiting for Juelia to come back from her date with Joe.  On Joe and Juelia’s date they talk about her daughter, Ireland, and Joe says he’s looking forward to being a parent someday.  Joe says he admires her for taking this chance even though she has a daughter back home.  She says she hasn’t been feeling any romantic feelings yet (sorry Jonathon!) but now she’s feeling it for him already.

Tenley pulls Joshua aside and confronts him about the conversation he had with some of the people there.  He says he’s never been a big partier.  He says Molly is highly over rated, not his lifestyle, and he only did it that one time.  Tenley is a bit confused now because she’s kind of believing what he says.  So she decides to eat some mango and hang out with JJ a bit.

Juelia and Joe get back from their date and she’s so excited to tell everyone about it but Joe is so lowkey and just said it was “okay.”  Ashley I speculates to Dan that Mikey’s going home because Clare isn’t feeling it.  So Dan feels the need to warn Mikey that he might be going home.  Dan tells him that he’s being vocal about not being into him and Mikey just doesn’t believe it.  He doesn’t get it.  So Mikey pulls Tenley aside to ask her and she tells him that Clare is hoping to have some time with Jared.  Mikey says he shouldn’t have to try so hard and Tenley says “yeah, don’t try.”

That night, Juelia is still super happy from her date.  She asks Jonathon to sit down with her.  She tells Jonathon he’s super positive, and fun, but she just doesn’t know if they have any romantic chemistry together.  Jonathon is feeling bad he put all of his eggs into one basket.  Joe then says to the producer “she’s not that smart, is she?” Producer asks how the date was, “he said it was okay, but not the right girl.” Producer: “how was the kiss?” Joe: “Not good.” Producer: “Why did you let her kiss her?” Joe: “I want the rose.” Joe says he wants a rose from Juelia so that maybe next week Samantha from Chris’s season comes and he gives her the rose.  He was hoping that she would already be there when he arrived.

Next date card arrives and it’s for Jared.  He has to choose who to take on a date with him… is it going to be Clare or Ashley I?  Then he asks Clare if she would like to go and she accepts. So Ashley I is upset and Mikey is upset.  Ashley is just a mess.  Jared tries to smooth things over with Mikey.  Mikey’s not having it, he says it just doesn’t feel right.  Clare then tries to talk to Mikey, and he is really mad at her and an argument ensues. Clare ultimately gets fed up and leaves and says “then you’re not the right guy for me. Glad I made the right decision!”

The rest will be continued in Episode 4!!

Have you wondered about the sand art on The Goodnight Show on Sprout?

Nina and Star

My kids love Nina and The Goodnight Show on Sprout.  I have often wondered, “Does Nina actually do the sand art herself on the show?”  The answer is no, she does not.  She has team of people who develop the sand art ideas and stories and she simply narrates them.  While Michele Lepe, the actress who plays Nina, is a talented actress, the 39 year-old does not have the talent of being a sand artist.  She often avoids answering the question directly as to not spoil the illusion that she is the artist, but on her blog she did answer someone’s question by stating this:

Sand storiesWhether she is the artist or not, it does not take away from the fact that the sand stories are very cool and one of my children’s favorite parts of the show.  Check it out below!

Bachelor in Paradise wedding was FAKE!!!


It’s true, the wedding that took place on the season premiere of Bachelor in Paradise was a complete fake!  Marcus and Lacy from Season 1 of Bachelor in Paradise found love last year in Mexico. What they didn’t find this year was a marriage license either in Mexico or The U.S.!  Not only that, but TMZ  reports that a wedding isn’t even planned for the near future for the couple since Marcus is still finishing up his Coast Guard training.  They appeared to have a gorgeous wedding on the first episode complete with family guests as the whole cast from Season 2 looked on.  I did notice that the cast seemed more emotional over the ordeal than the family did, and now we know why!! Once again, The Bachelor producers have duped us!!  Pretending something is real for the sake of ratings when in actuality it is all contrived and fake! I am shocked!! (Enter sarcasm).

Kim Richards busted for shoplifting at Target

TMZ is reporting that RHOBH star Kim Richards was arrested Sunday for shoplifting about $600 worth from a Target in the Valley.  It is unclear if she was under the influence of drugs/alcohol at the time.  Kim has only been out of rehab for a few weeks now.  She was released from jail on Monday after posting the $5000 bail. 

This is incredibly sad to watch her self destruct. I believe she has a number of fans and loved ones rooting for her to just get better.  She has had recent falling outs with her sister Kyle and other family members for her behavior while fighting addiction.  Just get better, Kim!!

Bachelor in Paradise: Season 2 Premiere – Part 2 recap

Bachelor in Paradise cast

Last night’s episode of Bachelor in Paradise was interesting.  Ashley I’s sister, Lauren, was allowed to come on the show.  We quickly saw exactly why Ashley has such a low self esteem.  Lauren was nit picking everything about Ashley… everything from her appearance down to her choice of words while asking Jared out on a date.  I’m sure Lauren’s intentions are good, but it left Ashley second guessing everything she was doing.  Then there’s Ashley S who, at the end of the episode, was whisked away to the hospital for some unknown reason.  Meanwhile Jade and Tanner seemed to be making a connection, and Clare, from Juan Pablo’s season showed up right at the end of the episode.  Click here to get full details of last night’s season 2 premiere.

Tonight’s episode starts off with Clare greeting the cast.  Clare has the task of choosing a guy to go out on a date with.  The girls try to steer her towards asking Dan Cox out but he just got back with Ashley S from the hospital.  Clare feels like she’s stuck with Mikey or JJ because everyone else is already paired up.  She is not excited about that.  Clare confides in a crab to help give her clarity.  Just like last season when she befriended a raccoon.  This girl is a little nuts.

The next morning Clare gets up and everyone’s kind of giving her the cold shoulder except Mikey.  He’s the only one giving her any attention.  He takes her aside and tells her that he would love to go out on a date with her.  She reluctantly accepts his offer.  She says she doesn’t usually go for the beefcake guys like Mikey.  So they go out on the date and have to do tantric yoga/chakra with each other.  It’s just completely awkward having to touch their bodies against each other in odd, twisting positions.  He says his favorite position was “downward Clare.”  Ugh.  They go in a hot tub afterwards and Mikey tells her that he’s really attracted to her.  Clare tries to let him down easy and tries to tell him she doesn’t want to give him the wrong idea, and there are guys she hasn’t even talked to, etc.  Basically she’s saying she’d like to keep her options open and he responds with “I really want to kiss you right now!”  What?!!  Clare says “no!!! I just got done telling you….” Then Mikey says in his interview that he’s happy he and Clare are on the same page and that she wants to get to know him better.  The guy is not listening!!

The next date card arrives and it is for Ashley S and she obviously chooses Dan.  Tenley is bummed because she doesn’t have anything going with any of the guys yet.  On the date, Ashley S and Dan talk about how their first date at the hospital was one of the best dates she’s been on.  Dan said that he feels like Ashley really gets him.  Ashley says she likes him a lot!  They are oddly cute together.

Tenley sees Jared walking on the beach and decides to cease that opportunity to go talk to him.  Ashley I sees Tenley talking to him and immediately freaks out and starts crying her eyes out over it and they’re just talking!  So Ashley I goes up to Tenley and asks to steal Jared away.  Ashley I then talks to Jared about how she’s worried about other girls stealing him away.  Jared tells her he’s just taking it slow and seeing what happens.  So basically he’s keeping his options open and doesn’t make Ashley I feel secure at all.

Cocktail party time…. JJ says he’s relishing having the power tonight and he’s looking forward to the women having to work for his rose.  JJ sits down with Jillian first and she’s aggressive in a manly kind of way.  I think she kind of scares him.  Then Tenley sits down with JJ and tells him that to see if there’s anything between them maybe they should kiss and she gives him permission to give her a kiss.  Tenley shocked herself for being so bold and having fun.  She’s kind of on a high now.  It’s super cute.  Ashley I then finally got a bit of confirmation from Jared that she’s beautiful and that she hasn’t been awkward around him.  But then Jared talks to Clare and tells her that if she doesn’t have a rose by the time his name is called, his rose is going to her.  That really blew Clare away.  She wasn’t expecting that.  Clare then says “if I do get a rose from another guy first, can we still spend time together?” Jared says he would love to spend time together.  I kind of like the idea of Clare and Jared together.  Even though I’m not the biggest fan of Clare, they seem cute together!  So much better than Ashley I!

Rose ceremony!  Tanner is up first… obviously his rose goes to Jade.  Kirk gives his rose to Carly, no surprise.  Dan gives to Ashley S.  Jonathon to Juelia.  Mikey gives his rose to Clare.  Jared then gives his rose to Ashley I…. would have been fun to spiced that up if Mikey hadn’t given his rose to Clare already.  JJ has the final rose….. JJ says he’s not ready, he doesn’t like this.  It’s between Jillian or Tenley…. he chooses Tenley… and completely stuns Jillian.  Jillian runs off and JJ tells Tenley he’s happy she’s here.  Jillian says she just want to find someone to love her.  😦

Bachelor in Paradise: Season 2 (2015) Premiere – Recap

As one friend put it “we only suffer through the Bachelor/Bachelorette seasons in order to get to Bachelor in Paradise.”  Seriously, this is where the good reality TV drama lies.  I know the show is ridiculous, laughable, crazy, but it’s still highly entertaining.  From the show’s teasers, it looks like this season will be just as good as last season of Bachelor in Paradise and previous seasons of Bachelor Pad.

The premiere starts out introducing this year’s cast of Bachelor in Paradise.  Ashley I… the crying virgin from Chris Soules’s season.  Ashley says she wishes her sister, Lauren, could come.  “She’s the slut version of me,” Ashley says.  Then there’s Jared from Kaitlyn’s season who is still hung up on Kaitlyn.  Ashley S, the crazy, possibly drug addict, girl from Chris Soules’s season. Tanner from Kaitlyn’s season…. the guy who never had a chance with Kaitlyn.  Jade, the playboy model from Chris’s season as well.  Ahhh weather alert cut into the show!  Sorry if I miss someone.  Tenley, from Jake’s season, who I am so excited to see on this show!  She is a beautiful soul… I’ve been following her on Facebook.  She was with Kiptyn for many years off an on after they both appeared on Bachelor Pad.  Now he just had a baby with a girl he met shortly after Tenley and he broke up.

Jade is the first one to arrive to Paradise.  Then Jared follows.  Oh those two would be cute together, wouldn’t they?!  Jade and Jared meet each other and Jared immediately takes her hand.  Then Tenley then Carly from Chris’s season shows up.  Oh Carly’s on!!  Love her!!  Then Jonathon from Kaitlyn’s season, and then Tanner.  Then Michael T….. ugh… was he the wrestler?  Then Ashley shows up and with her sister Lauren.  Chris Harrison pretends to be shocked, but we all know he knows what’s going on.  Tenley kind of freaks when she sees Ashley I and says “Noooo.”  The other girls think it’s not fair that Ashley gets to bring her sister, but the guys are very excited to have Lauren there.

Mikey takes Lauren aside right away and starts going after her.  She seems very receptive to it, which is good for Mikey because the other girls were not going for him.  Juelia from Chris’s season then walks in and they all observe Mikey and Lauren in the ocean together.  Kirk from Ali’s season arrives…. I don’t even remember him!

Lauren then tells Ashley that she doesn’t like Mikey and that she likes Jared, but she’s willing to “give” Jared to Ashley.  Dan Cox then arrives as well… I can’t place him.  Then Jillian comes and the sisters freak out!  Apparently Jillian has “great new boobs” according to Lauren…. they’re great friends, I guess.  Carly seems to be digging on Kirk.  Jade says she hopes there’s no douchebags and then out walks JJ. The girls seem completely put off that he’s there.  Ugh!!! Weather alert breaking into my broadcast again!!  I know we’re having a severe storm, but I need to watch this!!!  🙂

Broadcast comes back on and Ashley S walks on.  It looks like that is the cast for now.  Chris Harrison greets the cast and lets them know how it’s going to go. At each rose ceremony, if you’re not coupled up, you will be going home.  This week the men will be the ones handing out the roses.  If a girl doesn’t get a rose, she will be going home.  He then drops the bomb that if one of the sisters is picked, then they both get to stay.  They are a package deal.  That’s a bizarre twist!

Then Chris invites the cast to come with him for a surprise.  They’re sitting on benches on the beach and everyone is confused.  Then more guests start coming and sitting on the other side of the aisle and the cast put it together that it’s a wedding, but they don’t know who.  Then they see that it’s Marcus and they figure out it’s Marcus and Lacey getting married in the very spot where they met last year!  Lacey looks absolutely stunning.  Chris Harrison is the officiant and the bride and groom wrote their own vows.  Very beautiful, and the majority of the cast (at least the women) are choked up.  They are now married!! Lacey threw the bouquet and Juelia caught it.

So the weather alert just cut out 20 minutes of Bachelor in Paradise!  You’re killing me WZZM13!!  Finally the show comes back on and Ashley I is getting a date card.  The guys are speculating that it’s going to be Jared but Jared doesn’t look all that thrilled about it.  Lauren coaches Ashley on how she should ask Jared out on a date.  This is really annoying.  The whole sister thing is annoying.  Finally Ashley gets up the nerve to ask Jared and Jared agrees to go but he doesn’t seem all that thrilled.  Ashley says she has an Aladdin complex because everyone tells her she looks like princess Jasmine.  She thinks Jared looks like Aladdin and she says, “If he turns out to be my Aladdin, he can rub the shit out of my lamp any day.”  Oh boy.

Jade is a little bummed because she was having an interest in Jared and Ashley I has taken him, at least for now.  So she hopes they don’t have much fun.

On their date, they take a dune buggy through the mud of the jungle area.  They arrive at a public beach and go swimming in the ocean together.

Meanwhile Ashley S is making a connection with a bird.  The crazy is starting to come out as she plays with this bird.

Back on the date Ashley asks Jared about Kaitlyn.  He said it was really hard but he’s learned a lot from the experience.  Ashley says it was a great date… Jared looks like he’s put Ashley in the friend zone.

Next date card arrives “Jade, Choose a man to take on your first date in paradise.”  Jade says she’s tied between Jared and Tanner.  Jared’s still on a date with Ashley I, so she doesn’t know what to do.  But while Jade is trying to decide, Ashley and Jared come back from their date.  Jade ultimately decides on Tanner though.

Jade says that Tanner is so handsome and romantic.  Tanner says he’s learned from Kaitlyn’s season that he needs to be more open.  Tanner brings up the Playboy shoot and says that it doesn’t bother him at all and he thinks it’s cool she was open about it.

Back on the resort, suddenly Ashley S is being taken away in a stretcher in an ambulance.  Dan joins her in the ambulance.  Nobody knows exactly what’s going on.  Nothing was caught on camera.  Seems very suspicious to me.  I still think drugs must be involved with that woman…. whether it’s prescription or illegal drugs or whatever.

On Tanner and Jade’s date, Tanner says he feels lucky to be the one that Jade picked when all of the guys are interested in her.  They look happy already and kissing.  He says he feels more of a connection with Jade in one night than he felt in the whole season with Kaitlyn.  Jade then suggests they strip down to their skivvies and get in the river by where their date was.

Back at the resort Carly and Kirk are already hooking up.  I’m so happy for Carly!  Then in walks someone new!  Clare!!!  Chris Harrison hands her the date card and says she gets to pick what guy to go on a date with.

To be continued tomorrow!!!  And throughout the rest of the season looks like there’s a lot of tears being shed!