Update: It was just confirmed that Gia Allemand died today. No details have been revealed and the family has asked for privacy at this time. What a sad, terrible tragedy. She was 29 years old. My thoughts are with her family and friends.
Check out more details at E! Online: http://www.eonline.com/news/448829/bachelor-star-gia-allemand-dead-at-age-29
I miss you, Bachelor fans and non-Bachelor fans alike. There’s definitely a void in my Monday night line-up without Bachelorette or Bachelor to look forward to. What’s supposed to get me out of bed on Monday morning? What’s keeping my anxiety about going back to work in check on Sunday evenings? NADA, my friends.
I’ve tried getting into some other shows. We crammed through Orange is the New Black in about 2 weeks. Time Warner is having a war with Showtime so we’re on a Dexter hold. HBO’s True Blood only had one more episode for the season. Breaking Bad is amazing but watching one episode per week is torturously slow especially when I watched Season 1 and 2 on DVD in a couple of weeks. So please don’t judge, but we’ve resorted to some pretty miserable programming. And that, my friends, is the horrendous, train wreck, embarrassment to another level – of “Princesses of Long Island.” For starters, this reality show follows the lives of 6 narcissistic, overly emotional, somewhat insane, spoiled, materialistic and completely clueless late 20 year old Jewish females who reside in Long Island. Each episode starts off with an old Jewish proverb that I’ve never heard of in my life despite starting Hebrew School in Kindergarten and going all the way through confirmation (10th grade).
There’s a Modern Orthodox girl named Chanel, who seems to be the leader of the group and spends 90% of the show complaining that she’s an old maid because she’s 27 years old and her younger sister is getting married and she’ll never find anyone. This does NOT stop her from dancing like an absolute lunatic at any given chance despite having no rhythm nor does it prevent her from getting into physical and verbal altercations at inappropriate times. When Chanel is feeling really wild, she calls herself “Coco” and cries at the drop of the hat. The season finale featured her bringing her feuding circle of nut job friends together for the Jewish New Year, to atone for their sins by saying things like, “I’m sorry that you’ve had such horrible things happen to you that it’s turned you into a nasty person.”
There’s a 4 foot 8, motor mouth disaster female named Ashlee who takes in pride in spending $5500 on shoes that her daddy pays for. She lives for fighting with people and thinking of reasons why people have wronged her. At any social event, she’ll be sure to call either her father or her mother, usually both. The season finale showcased Ashlee picking a fight with one of the girls at a wine vineyard, walking off to call her parents and cry, demanding that her parents send an airplane to get her home to Roslyn (which they looked into), disappearing into the bushes of the vineyard, getting a panic attack, hitch hiking a ride to the hospital and receiving oxygen.
Other highlights include two Great Neck girls, one of which met her boyfriend on the Long Island Railroad and wants to get engaged (probably to escape her insane friends – who could blame her?) and her wannabe-twin mother that shares her skimpy outfits and goes clubbing with her. The Other Great Neck girl is a blonde, pretty snob who takes great pleasure in declaring what a loyal friend she is and making bold decisions and statements with absolutely no credibility. The only reason people listen to blondie is because she’s pretty and skinny and she seems to be the only person who has friends outside the group. The rest of the girls kind of mash up into one for me. The show epitomizes and stereotypes young Jewish girls as helpless, clueless morons who live for drama.
I guess this is how Italians must feel when watching Jersey Shore. Ugh.
Some sad news – Gia Allemand, contestant on Jake Pavelka’s season of Bachelor and then Wes Hayden’s girl on Bachelor Pad, has unexpectedly and without a known cause at this time, been admitted to a hospital and is in critical condition. Nobody has revealed any suspected causes of why she’s in critical condition, but it doesn’t sound good. Her mother and long term boyfriend are with her. There is a #PrayforGia thread on Twitter if anyone is looking for the latest updates.
Juan Pablo’s abdominals are making their rounds. I’ll leave you with this photo to brighten your day: