Though host Chris Harrison and numerous contestants went to great lengths Monday evening to prove that the show’s decision to have two Bachelorettes was supremely “awkward,” the most awkward thing was the contestant they let through the door who was such a drunk asshole that he was sent home before he even got to pick…
And then there were two. But at the beginning of the episode there were four, then there were five, and then there were two. Let me explain.
After 23 seasons, 79-year-old Regis Philbin announced he's retiring. Given his age, this isn't exactly shocking, but it does mean we're losing the last host who filled the "everyman" role without being a personality-free automaton. We're looking at you, Seacrest.
To hear Xtina's people tell it, Someone Will Pay for leaking nudie shots to the web.
- The Dancing With the Stars production office intercepted a "threatening letter containing white powder" (it was talcum) that forced a building evacuation. The FBI is investigating! Could the perps be those "haters" who Bristol Palin's been talking about lately?
Breaking news: Teenage girls have complex friendships. I know this not because I'm a teenage girl (I'm a gay man, actually, which I guess can be sort of the same thing) but because television and film told me so.
- Fantasia Barrino was hospitalized last night after overdosing on aspirin and sleeping pills. Her manager says she was "overwhelmed by the lawsuit and media attention" related to her relationship with a married man and it seems she tried to commit suicide.
- Recently Lady Gaga boarded a flight from London to New York wearing an outfit made of tightly-wrapped black and yellow tape and giant blue Alexander McQueen heels. Mid-flight, her legs started to swell, but Gaga couldn't free herself.
Heidi and Spencer were interviewed by Al Roker this morning on Today. Upset about how it went, the two called into Ryan Seacrest's radio show, where Heidi said, ""I really would advise women especially to be careful around [Roker]."