The ladies are greeting by the host who informs them the dates this week are going to be spectacular. Let’s hope they all appreciate the dates and that Nick can finally see through Corinne and send her packing.

My Picks: Danielle M, Vanessa, Raven, Rachel, Elizabeth, Sarah, Olivia, Lacey, Kristina, Hailey, Liz, and Whitney.

 

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Group Date Danielle L, Christen, Kristina, Whitney, Taylor, Jasmine, Corrine Everybody one of the girls guessed it was Backstreet Boys and the band of the 90s strolls in. The room goes in hysterics much as I would have liked seeing New Kids. The women get a song from the band. It’s revealed that surprise Corinne is a terrible dancer and Jasmine was a Dallas Cowboy Cheerleader. Burbank Studios is where they find Nick with the band ready to go over dance moves. The band has a Vegas Residency at Planet Hollywood this spring. The girls are going to be background dancers and one lucky lady gets to be serenaded by band with Nick. Nick notices Jasmine and Danielle moves during rehearsal. (the date would have been better without Corinne’s whining and being a cry baby ). The costumes are nice nothing too skimpy, but the dance moves are the girls wiggling around on stage .

The serenade went to Danielle L and the she gets to slow dance to ” I want it that Way” and she steals a kiss. Corinne gets his time first as always. She apologized to him but declined to talk to the other girls about the issue. He’s still snowed over by her. As soon as her time was over she went to go take a nap on the date how rude. After hearing about her nanny she does not belong on this show and you are downgrading yourself in the women’s eyes. Danielle L got the date rose.

Solo Date Vanessa The pair of them get to be astronauts for the day, they get to be weightless and everything is going amazing having a wonderful time . She then gets sick and throws up in front of him, he’s a sweet guy and he didn’t leave her side holding her close. That night they go to a great view of the city, the tallest building in LA. A candlelight dinner is set up for them. They share a bond over their close familys, she lost her grandfather before coming on the show and she got the support of her family to be there. She got him to share his past experiences on the show. She got the rose.

Group Date Rachel, Alexis, Astrid, Jaimi, Sarah, Brittany, Dominique The girls meet Nick at the track, they get help from some Olympians Alison Felix, Michelle Carter and Carl Lewis. They were in a Nickcathlon which included a lot of track events. The girls first had the Limo Long Jump, the high jump into Nick’s arms, javelin throw to his heart. the semi finalists were Rachel, Alexis and Astrid. The winner gets time with Nick in surprise a hot Tub!  The girls were total klutzes, Rachel knocks it over and Astrid gets it. During the aftertime Dominique had a meltdown on her first date, Rachel gave her a pep talk which was nice. He has time with the other women before her and she walks in on him kissing Rachel. She gives him a lecture and he looks depressed and he ends things with her sending her home. Rachel gets the group date rose.

The women have a pool party with Nick before the rose ceremony, ( of course they had to get them all in bikinis so typical ). The girls get crazy and make out with him rubbing sunscreen on him.  Corinne’s stunt of a bouncy house making out with him backfires on him. Who in their right mind thinks a bouncy house is romantic and sexy?  After causing problems she goes back to bed leaving him to deal with the women. The girls all get upset at him and his actions with Corinne. Raven tells him he’s making a mistake and about her nanny, the girls question him about her and Vanessa who already has a rose is ticked off after their great connection the other night. He could lose an amazing woman just for having fun with Corinne.” Are you looking for a wife or someone to fool around with” ?  I am so proud of Vanessa for standing up to his behavior and calling him out on it. 

He had a good start with her but then he asked her to be patient with Corinne which upsets her, she told him that she was ready to give him back his rose if he keeps Corinne. The girls Taylor and Sarah confronted Corinne in bed and telling her to pull it together. She then talks back to the girls. The hosts talk to him about her and he claims not to take it lightly and obviously he didn’t after all the girls were against her .

Roses (7 of  15): Danielle L, Vanessa, Rachel, Raven, Taylor, Whitney, Kristina, Jasmine, Alexis, Astrid, Danielle M, Jaimi, Josephine, Sarah, Corinne.

Things this week got crazy with Corinne acting aggressive  interrupting two times with the woman only this time Nick did not stand up to her and Liz past with Nick coming out which caused the girls to question him and his intentions. Liz opened up to anther girl about her past with nick and it backfired on her.

My Picks: Danielle M, Vanessa, Raven, Rachel, Elizabeth, Sarah, Olivia, Lacey, Kristina, Hailey, Liz, and Whitney.

Group Date Corinne, Alexis, Sarah, Hailey, Lacey, Brittany, Jasmine, Raven, Danielle L, Elizabeth, and Taylor ” Always A Bridesmaid”: The chosen girls got to drive themselves to the date at a private estate for a photo shoot. Only so many girls got dresses the rest of the girls were bridesmaids. The one who does the best got a special surprise. .I was not a fan of the photographer and the way he was talking. He thought Corinne getting topless was adorable, this guy is a pervert, maybe his main time job is for playboy.  I liked Hailey in the biker wedding and Danielle L as the traditional bride.  He also had a good connection with Taylor as the princess drive. Nick fails to see Corinne’s aggressive behavior and is drawn in by her. Taylor’s the one girl who stood up to her by stealing him back after she was interrupted. The group rose went to Corrine showing that he is totally fooled by her.

Solo Date Danielle M The pair go on a helicopter ride seeing Californian coast that lands on a yacht in Newport beach.  Of course there’s the hottub which is always needed according to bachelor franchise. Afterward they have dinner together, yes I know she’s quiet and shy but sometimes a guy needs his opposite type to work well. He opens up about his past on the show  and she shared that she was engaged and her fiancé overdosed, this creates a bonding moment for them. She got the rose and he wants to have a life with her. The night ended with ride on the ferris wheel.

Group Date Christen, Josephine, Astrid, Jaimi, Kristina, Liz, ” We Need to Talk” The date is in Hollywood at the museum of broken relationships. He donated the rose and the engagement ring he was going to give to Kaitlyn to the museum. They find out they are part of the live symposium of the art of breaking up as they break up with Nick. He is nervous about Liz being on the date and he doesn’t know that she shared her secret to Christen. The best breakups were : Jaimi, Josephine and Liz. They go to a nightclub and he feels he’s living a nightmare that Liz told her version of what happened.  He sent Liz home then told the other women on the date what happened with Liz.

At the cocktail party we saw the start of the spiral downward of Corinne who decided it was classy to go to the party in a trench coat naked and then put whipped cream on herself, that is classless and she should be sent home. She’s not looking for a husband but a sugar daddy.  She then skipped the rose ceremony.

Roses 7  of 17= Danielle M, Corinne, Astrid, Taylor, Whitney, Kristina, Danielle L, Rachel, Vanessa, Raven, Jaimi, Dominque, Sarah, Alexis, Brittany, Josephine, Jasmine

There’s a new version of Celeb Apprentice out with Governor Arnold  as the boss instead of Trump. The show is now on the west coast in LA vs New York and celebs are terminated and taken by plane out. This new version was alright although Arnold lacks Trumps authority and know how in the business world. I know that the show does two tasks an episode but each task will be a blog with me. I’m assuming the reason for extended episodes is a short season.

 

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Team Arete MenVince Neil, Carson Kresley, Boy George, Jon Lovitz, Eric Dickerson, Matt Iseman, Chael Sonnen and Ricky Williams

Team Prima, Women-Nicole Polizzi, Porsha Williams, Carnie Wilson, Carrie Keagon, Brooke Burke Charvet, Kyle Richards, Laila Ali, Lisa Leslie

Task: create a presentation and experience for Tyra Beauty. teams judged on presentation or knowledge of the product.

Arete The men scored the win with this task because they took the time to learn about the product and they used all of their celebs to help in the presentation having all the guys apply makeup on the model. This approach wowed the judges. Boy George was the Project Manager.

Prima The women lost this task due to not using the famous selves as the models and lack of knowledge of the product. Also their presentation fell apart at the end. Kyle handled decorating,Brooke and Carnie did the presentation etc.

Boardroom: The men won the task and Porsha was asked to bring in two women back with her which were Nicole and Carrie. Carrie was sent home because she didn’t go that extra step and instead just followed orders and didn’t step up where she could have shined.

 

 

Team Arete MenVince Neil, Carson Kresley, Boy George, Jon Lovitz, Eric Dickerson, Matt Iseman, Chael Sonnen and Ricky Williams

Team Prima, Women-Nicole Polizzi, Porsha Williams, Carnie Wilson, Brooke Burke Charvet, Kyle Richards, Laila Ali, Lisa Leslie

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Task: create a jingle and video of Trident’s Cherish Your Teeth campaign. the teams are judged on campaign integration, entertainment value and creativity. The winning team wins 25,000 reward from their charity and Trident added in another 25,000 making the reward 50 thousand.

Arete : WIN Project Manager Jon Lovitz His idea is rejected by his bad teeth of British by his team mates. Carson have a good idea of life’s little smile of what makes you smile and luckily the PM agreed with that one. Boy George and Vince worked on the jingle. There was tension in the studio as George is a recovering alcoholic and Vince likes to drink and they later got in an argument. The client also was unexpressive with men’s presentation but I liked their video better, it was what the client wanted.

Prima Project Manager Carnie Wilson . Carnie volunteered to help and got forced into being the manager. The women started planning in the car without the other women and decided video concept of a Knockout Smile. Lisa was unsure about the concept of different types of smiles. Porsha Lisa Leila and Nicole went to the gym while Carnie, Kyle, and Brooke went to the studio. The women’s video lacked originality and diversity.  The shots were all sideways in the video, at this Carnie issues a redo of the video.  Everyone but Lisa loved the video. The execs did not look impressed by their commercial.

Boardroom: Lisa showed told her opinion to the judges and not to the team. I’m thinking this will not make her popular with them calling her not a team player. George brought up his issue about drinking in the studio which got Vince riled up telling him not to put his sobriety on everyone else.  Trident loved the men’s message and how leverage celebrity and authentic but they hated the sloppy look to video. Trident loved the video production but they hated the plot which overtook the message. Again the women lost to the men. Carnie brought back Lisa and Nicole with her. She should have brought back Kyle who had the bad video idea but it was lack of participation that landed the women in the boardroom. Lisa let Carnie have it defending the video and placing the blame on her. Carnie was terminated.

Nick Vial is the new bachelor, while it may come as a shock to most of us there are some of America that wants him as the bachelor. While I admit I was against him to start as I wanted Luke to be the one. After watching the premiere I am softening my view toward him. hopefully this will be the season he finds love. This season he got 30 women to choose from guess they thought he needed more options.

Nick has been on the bachelor series 3 times: Andi’s Season, Kaitlyn’s Season and on the third season of Bachelor in Paradise. He lives in Chicago and has a big family with ten siblings. He got good luck wishes from many of his BIP castmates : Sarah, Vinny, Jared, Josh, Ashley I and the twins.

I was a bit disappointed with the ex bachelors coming on to give him advice, I feel like they could have each given him some words of wisdom. Instead we only got advice from Ben. The show did not use their bachelors to their full advantage.  They did a great job giving updates on the past bachelor couples who have seen success on the show: Trista & Ryan have been together happily married 13 years, Molly & Jason and JP & Ashley each have two kids. Shawn & Kaitlyn and JoJo & Jordan are both living together. Sean & Catherine and Desiree & Chris both have babies. Jade & Tanner have been married a year.

 

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Now that the intro is out of the way lets get to the first night of Nick’s journey to love. This year I rounded out my picks with 12 girls and included a variety of women.

My Picks: Danielle M, Vanessa, Raven, Rachel, Elizabeth, Sarah, Olivia, Lacey, Kristina, Hailey, Liz, and Whitney.

There were several openers by the woman some were wonderful while others bombed. The best openers were Lacey who got off on a camel ( yes it was a bit corny but it was orginal). Olivia with her eskimo kiss, Corinne who gave him a bag of tokens, and Raven who got him to do a cheer.

Half the women wore red dresses which seemed to be the popular color of the night and one poor woman showed up in dolphin suit, Nick wouldn’t let her out of it all night. I think he thought of it as cute yet funny.The best dressed of the girls were : Elizabeth, Lauren, Morgan, Liz, Olivia and Raven.

Corrine turned out to be more aggressive version of Lacy from the previous season, stealing a kiss and demanding more time with the bachelor and from the previews she might have gone to far by sneaking in his room late at night and ignoring his protests. Does this sound familiar. didn’t Nick himself pull this stunt with Kaitlyn?

I was surprised by the girl who got the first impression rose Rachel the attorney from the south, but in a way she was the one he connected to most in conversation both have big families.  He got my respect when he didn’t let one Jasmine G pull him away from a conversation although she then procceded to throw a hissy fit to the other women.

They really didn’t show to many of the connections he made but those that they did only a few stood out to me, I’m hoping this season doesn’t just focus on the drama but on the romance too.

Rose Ceremony:  ( 11 of 22) Rachel, Vanessa, Danielle L, Liz, Hailey, Whitney, Dominqiue, Jami, Brittany, Astrid, Christen, Corrine, Elizabeth, Jasmine G, Raven, Kristina, Danielle M, Sarah, Josephine, Lacey, Taylor and Alexis.