Jessica Simpson’s The Price of Beauty


Last night was the premiere of Jessica Simpson’s THE PRICE OF BEAUTY. The show will air weekly on Mondays on VH1 and costars her hairstylist, Ken Paves, and her best friend, CaCee Cobb. The show is supposed to document the impossible standards of beauty that all countries seem to subscribe. The first episode focused on Thailand but the first fifteen minutes of the show revolved around Jessica’s own paparazzi-stalked life and the critical lens that catapulted her to the covers of every gossip magazine in town. Mom jeans, need I say more?

The show is not a strict documentary. It also isn’t the Newlyweds. It’s an amalgam of the two. Jessica is her typical ditsy self, embarrassing herself by getting the giggles during her meditation with a Buddhist monk. She and CaCee also react a little over the top when forcing themselves to eat some sort of fried bug. The show can make you feel a little bit like you are watching two pampered sorority girls make fun of different cultures, but at the same time it will open your eyes to the traditions and cultures that are foreign to us. Anything that will help women become more accepting of their self-prescribed “flaws” and embrace their own authenticity is something I can’t help but route for. And for the same reason I liked watching The Newlyweds, I will tune in to see if Jessica asks if Chicken-of-the-Sea is chicken or fish. Some things never change.

Molly & Jason’s Wedding


I don’t know what took me so long to watch my Tivo’d episode of The Bachelor special, Molly & Jason’s Wedding. I almost avoided watching it because I felt no interest in either of them. I was annoyed with the whole way that season went down. Jason was a jerk. Molly was the mean girl. And Melissa rebounded a little too quickly (what with the Dancing with the Stars, the engagement and then the wedding to an “old” boyfriend…a little suspicious if you ask me). But I digress. So “the wedding” was sitting in my DVR list of shows I have taped but have been too busy to watch. I came very close to deleting it for complete lack of interest, but I am so glad I didn’t. (I’m feeling a little like the Grinch who’s heart starting growing in size).

First of all, it POURED on their wedding and here is where all of my bad feelings towards Molly and Jason vanished because they handled it like two people really in love. Even the torrential downpour could not dampen their spirits (aw!). They laughed through what was quite possibly every bride’s worst nightmare and honestly, Molly handled it so well. Granted, she had Ken Paves backstage to fix her hair and I’m sure Monique Lhuillier had a spare (dry) dress to provide Molly. So yes, it wasn’t entirely like real life, but it came pretty close.

The only other interesting/entertaining aspect of the show was the update on where the current Bachelor couples are and how they are weathering the storm (ba dum bum). Charlie and Sarah are still together after a break up and his entering AA, but she is definitely waiting for a ring, even going so far as to snarkily say to the camera, “I’ll move in when I have a ring.” Jake and Vienna are playing fake house, making out over a pasta dinner that definitely made me a little nauseous. And Jillian and Ed seem to actually be moving forward, even going so far as to begin the wedding preparations. I know there had been all of those US Weekly stories about his cheating ways and how he reportedly told a girlfriend that he thought Jillian was ugly, but come on, what is an ex-girlfriend going to tell a reporter for US Weekly? I honestly think they are going to be the next Bachelor couple to walk down the aisle.  We will all have to wait and see.  In the meantime, preparations are underway for The Bachelorette, Ali Fedotowsky. I was a fan of Ali’s from the first episode of The Bachelor: On The Wings of Love. The only time she sort of got on my nerves was when she cried continuously during her last appearances on the show. First crying because she couldn’t make the decision to stay for Jake or leave for her job (reportedly with Facebook). And then again when she cried about wanting to come back to Jake…a request he promptly rejected.


I’m sorry but this picture of Ali in a hotel room longingly staring at publicity photos of Jake just cracks me up! These are the same pictures used in the ads for The Bachelor. The line between reality and reality tv is blurring, people!

Anyway, those are my thoughts on tonight’s reality tv.

Tomorrow I will weigh in on The Celebrity Apprentice. Anyone else think Sharon Osbourne is going to run away with it this season?

Rozlyn Papa


I am watching the 20/20 special on The Bachelor and am feeling completely justified in my obsession with this show. Even celebrities like Ellen Degeneres and Kelly Ripa love The Bachelor. And how could they not? It’s a real life soap opera!

The show has even spawned some highly successful blogs detailing the ins and outs of this addictive reality show. Here’s one Bachelor Blog that was featured on the 20/20 report.

The expose was great because it not only gives us an update in the “Where are they now” style, but it also takes us on an inside tour into the house where the series is filmed and provides some backstage secrets (like they have to do their own makeup!) and information on scandals.

And it turns out that Rozlyn Papa’s explosive presence on the reunion show may have been a little on the calculated side. Apparently she has been auditioning for a spot on E!