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Reality TV: The ‘Bachelorette’ recap

Published by EOTM News Editor on June 18th, 2012 - in Breaking News, Entertainment News, Reality TV

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Maybe it’s just me but it seems Emily Maynard’s journey” is going by remarkably fast. It’s definitely ringing true that the reality star has just as much drama off-screen as she does on?

Only seven guys remain as the Bachelorette’s love ship docks in Dubrovnik, Croatia, where the stairs are steep and the production assistants are too cool to carry Emily’s luggage. Of course, it’s also “the perfect place to fall in love,” as Jef points out. (At this rate, the only locations left on the planet that won’t earn that title will be Siberia and the Mall of America.)

Kent Smith/Getty Images - Emily Maynard and daughter Ricki (l.) are currently traveling the world on this season of 'The Bachelorette.'


Knock knock knock! It’s a Bachelorette at the door! Emily greets the guys at their hotel and hand-delivers the date card to Travis. I’m going to call it right now: Mississippi Boy is not getting a rose. Place your bets, everyone! Aaand let’s go to the videotape:

Having put on his best pink plaid shirt for the occasion, Travis meets Emily for a walking tour of the Old City of Dubrovnik, where he buys some kind of cross-shaped knick-knack and attempts to stand on the “Balancing Stone,” a magical rock jutting out of a building that grants luck in love to those who stand on it and undress. Unfortunately for Emily, Travis stays clothed. “I’m really bummed out Travis didn’t take his shirt off,” sighs the Bachelorette. “I’ve been wondering, ‘What’s underneath that shirt?’” A good ol’ country boy, that’s what! But will he ever be more than a friend to Emily? Back at the hotel, the guys are debating this very question. “I don’t think there’s anything romantic there,” declares Sean. Ryan, who has creatively manscaped some negative space into his facial  hair, agrees: “I see the woman he’s with having kind of a funky, crazy personality too.”

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Or, you know, a personality. (I kid! I kid! Emily has about 14 times the personality of your average Bachelorette.) Anyhow, dinner is a candlelit, private-dining-in-an-ancient-stone-courtyard affair, and Emily is certain that if sparks are ever going to fly between her and Travis, it’ll be now. She’s impressed by Travis’ assessment of why his previous engagement broke up (“I don’t think I did anything wrong, and I don’t think she did anything wrong… At the end, it just wasn’t right”), and shocked that he hasn’t dated in the two years since it happened. You can tell that Emily really wants to feel something, but the closest they get to romance at dinner is a friendly hug. And sure enough, when it comes time to deal with the rose, Emily sadly tells Travis there’s no motion in their ocean: “I don’t know if we have that romance. You know what I mean?… I can’t give you the rose tonight, I’m sorry.” The poor guy doesn’t even get the courtesy of a Reject Minivan; instead he’s condemned to walk alone on the gloomy streets of Dubrovnik, where he tosses his umbrella aside dramatically and does his crying in the rain. Perhaps he’ll stroll all the way back to Bachelor Pad — there is one slot left, you know.

The next day, Emily meets her group date crowd — Arie, Sean, Jef, Doug, and Chris — and treats them to a little product placement: A screening of Pixar’s Brave. With that bit of business out of the way, the guys learn what their date is really about: competing in “The Highland Games”! This requires them to strip down in the lobby of the movie theater and change into kilts and tight sleeveless t-shirts [insert gratuitous close-ups of boxer-briefs, bare pecs, and biceps here]. After sashaying htrough the town square, the men mount donkeys and ride to the playing field. “In Croatia it is customary for men to ride donkeys into battle,” explains Emily, citing the Encyclopedia of Things Team Bachelorette Made Up to Compound Contestant Humiliation.

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Celebrity Quote of the Day: Kim Kardashian

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“You make mistakes, but I don’t have any regrets. I’m the kind of person who takes responsibility for it and deals with it. I learn from everything I do.” – Kim Kardashian

Ivanka Trump announces the birth of her Baby Girl via Twitter

Published by EOTM News Editor on July 17th, 2011 - in Celebrity News, Entertainment News, EOTM News, Trending

Daughter of Donald Trump, Ivanka Trump announced via twitter today the birth of her new baby girl, sharing that she and hubby Jared Kushner “welcomed a beautiful and healthy little girl into the world. We feel incredibly grateful and blessed. Thank you all for your support and well wishes!.” The former model gave birth on Sunday in New York City.

Trump and Kushner married in October 2009. The name of the baby has not yet been “tweeted.”

Sara Ramirez Engaged to Ryan Debolt

Published by EOTM News Editor on July 17th, 2011 - in Breaking News, Celebrity News, Entertainment News

35-year-old Grey’s Anatomy actress Sara Ramirez and her longtime partner, Ryan Debolt are getting married.

On June 17 Ryan Debolt proposed to Sara Ramirez in Paris, France and two very lucky park goer’s were able to snap a couple pictures of the momentous occasion capturing Ramirez’s elated reaction.


According to the witness, “Her boyfriend came next to her and kneeled, then he opened a case, and we just heard her saying, ‘Oh my God! Oh my God! Oh my god,’ and seconds later, a really big ‘Yes!’”

Congrats to Sara and Ryan!!

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Jerry Seinfeld Joins Twitter

Published by EOTM News Editor on July 17th, 2011 - in Celebrity News, Entertainment News

Actor Jerry Seinfeld is now a member of the Twitter world. He joined Friday, July 15th tweeting his first tweet,”Greetings Tweetarians! I have just landed on your Planet. This could be my last Tweet.” Lucky for us, it wasn’t — he tweeted out 4 more tweets since then. This should be interesting.




Star Sightings|Las Vegas|Leona Lewis

Published by EOTM News Editor on July 17th, 2011 - in Celebrity News, Music, Star Sightings

British Singer-Songwriter Leona Lewis was seen at the TAO Asian Bistro in Las Vegas dining on Kung Pao Tofu and Buddha’s Harmonized Feast on Friday, July 15, 2011.Photo credit: Al Powers –































Celebrity Quote of the Day:Jennifer Aniston

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“The greater your capacity to love, the greater your capacity to feel the pain.” – Jennifer Aniston

Casey Anthony Released From Jail

Published by EOTM News Editor on July 17th, 2011 - in Breaking News, Trending

Casey Anthony has been released from jail after almost 3 years, she walked out a free woman just after midnight Sunday according to jail officials.

She was escorted out of the jail by two sheriff’s deputies armed with semi-automatic rifles and was driven away by her attorney, Jose Baez, without speaking to anyone in the mob of reporters and demonstrators.

News helicopters briefly followed the SUV after it left the courthouse but it quickly slipped from public view. There is speculation the SUV headed for a local airport but Anthony’s destination is not yet known. According to jail officials, she had $537.68 on her when she was released.


Her release comes 12 days after she was convicted of four counts of lying to police and a day after she filed an appeal of those convictions. She was sentenced to four years for lying to investigators about Caylee’s death, but she had already served three years and was credited for good behavior. Aside the jail time Anthony was fined $4,000.

Hundreds of protestors, carrying signs reading “Travesty of Justice,” “Justice for Caylee … Bella Vita” — a reference to the tattoo Anthony got after Caylee went missing — and “Don’t Be a Part of Blood Money,” had gathered outside the jail for much of the day.

People in the crowd lined up on both sides of the highway outside the jail chanted “Caylee, Caylee,” and cars driving by honked their horns in response a sign saying “Honk for Caylee.”


Obama meets Dalai Lama at White House, angers China

Published by EOTM News Editor on July 16th, 2011 - in Breaking News, Politics, World News

WASHINGTON/BEIJING – China accused the United States on Saturday of “grossly” interfering in its internal affairs and damaging relations after President Barack Obama met exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama at the White House.

Obama met the Nobel Prize laureate for some 45 minutes, praising him for embracing non-violence while reiterating that the United States did not support independence for Tibet.

China, which accuses the Dalai Lama of being a separatist who supports the use of violence to set up an independent Tibet, said Obama’s meeting had had a “baneful” impact.

“Such an act has grossly interfered in China’s internal affairs, hurt the feelings of Chinese people and damaged the Sino-American relations,” Xinhua quoted Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Ma Zhaoxu as saying in a written statement.

“We demand the U.S. side to seriously consider China’s stance, immediately adopt measures to wipe out the baneful impact, stop interfering in China’s internal affairs and cease to connive and support anti-China separatist forces that seek ‘Tibet independence’,” Ma said in the statement.

The Dalai Lama denies China’s accusations, saying he wants a peaceful transition to autonomy for the remote Himalayan region, which China has ruled with an iron fist since 1950, when Chinese troops marched in.

The White House said in a statement that the Dalai Lama told Obama he was not seeking independence for Tibet and hoped that “dialogue between his representatives and the Chinese government can soon resume.”

Obama’s meeting came at an extra sensitive moment for China, the United States’ biggest creditor, with leaders in Washington at odds over how to raise the $14.3 trillion U.S. debt ceiling in time to avoid default.

China holds more than $1 trillion in U.S. Treasury debt and would be particularly exposed should Congress fail to reach a deal by Aug. 2. A U.S. default could rocket up interest rates, sink the value of the U.S. dollar and hurt the global economy.

Important relationship

Obama stressed the “importance he attaches to building a U.S.-China cooperative partnership,” the White House said.

“The president reiterated his strong support for the preservation of the unique religious, cultural and linguistic traditions of Tibet and the Tibetan people throughout the world,” White House spokesman Jay Carney said in a statement after the meeting.

“He underscored the importance of the protection of human rights of Tibetans in China. The president commended the Dalai Lama’s commitment to nonviolence and dialogue with China.”

Obama also said he encouraged “direct dialogue to resolve long-standing differences, and that a dialogue that produces results would be positive for China and Tibetans.”

China, which reacts angrily whenever foreign officials meet with the Dalai Lama, said Vice Foreign Minister Cui had “urgently summoned” Robert S. Wang, Charge d’Affaires at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing to lodge China’s objections, according to a statement on its foreign affairs ministry website.

“China expresses its strong indignation and resolute opposition,” the statement said. “Tibet is an inseparable part of China and Tibetan issues are purely an internal matter for China.”

The Dalai Lama, who has met with various U.S. leaders during his stay in Washington, said he felt a “spirit of reunion” with Obama, said Kate Saunders, a spokeswoman for the Washington-based International Campaign for Tibet.

“(Obama) is naturally showing some concern for basic human values, human rights, religious freedom,” the Dalai Lama said after the meeting, according to Saunders. “Naturally, he shows genuine concern about the suffering in Tibet and also other places,” she quoted the Dalai Lama as saying.

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