This week Chris and Jacqueline Laurita stepped out for the kick off of the Autism Speaks Light it Up Blue Campaign at the New York Stock Exchange.
Also spotted out this week: Bruce Jenner and Kris Jenner returning home from Thailand and holding hands through LAX. Kyle Richards met up with Taylor Armstrong for lunch at The Ivy, Bethenny Frankel was red hot in NYC, Ramona Singer stepped out with hubby Mario and Kim Kardashian pushed North West through the airport.
What a difference seven months makes. Last summer, women across America cheered when Juan Pablo Galavis was announced as the next Bachelor.
The Bachelor gig is usually reserved for contestants who make it further into the amazing journey that is the Bachelorette. Juan was an early boot for Desiree Hartsock, but we were smitten with the funny (or so we thought) and charming (or so we thought) soccer player from Venezuela.
Now, women across America despise Juan Pablo, and one woman in particular threw a can of beer at him at a club in Atlantic City over the weekend. Ess okay to laugh, right?
It was one of the weirdest finales in Bachelor history. Juan Pablo Galavis not only failed to propose but he didn't even say "I love you" to his last lady standing Nikki Ferrell. Things got even odder on the After The Final rose, but the couple is vowing to make it work – if only for their 15 minutes of fame!
JP and Nikki are still together and in order to make sure their relationship continues in the right direction the duo is seeking counseling from Marriage Bootcamp's Jim and Elizabeth Carroll.
It's good to know I'm not the only Juan who thinks that this season's Bachelorwas a terribly insensitive d-bag. Even one of the final two, Clare Crawley can't stand the guy! Can you blame her? Juan Pablo Galavis apparently said something so foul to her off camera that she was totally blindsided. Of course, now that we know exactly what he said, I think we can all agree on two things: first, the pair certainly diddled in the ocean before he sex shamed her early in the season; and second, JP's an even bigger tool than we'd thought!
We'll get to Juan Pablo's comment in bit, but before that, I'd like to place some bets on how long his romance (can I call it that?) will last with Nikki Ferrell and whether he'll fade into obscurity with little to no post-season press. A month tops, for both? A girl can dream, can't she?
I think BachelorJuan Pablo Galavis may be past the point of a simple "Bless his heart." He just needs to step quietly away from the roses and fade back into obscurity. And while he's at it, he should probably stop blaming all of his insensitive remarks on a language barrier.
On Friday, Juan Pablo retweeted (and then quickly deleted due to backlash) a follower's joke that made light of disabilities. In the aftermath, he told his detractors to "relax" and "try to be happy and enjoy jokes and sarcasm." I'm confused. Hasn't ol' JP blamed all of his cluelessness about sarcasm on his language barrier? It seems that ABC is as tired of this season's Bachelor as I am!
Press surrounding the Bachelorisn't all roses lately.
In January, Juan Pablo Galavis stated a gay Bachelor wouldn't set a "good example for kids"… because why? He said, "they're more pervert in a sense." Juan went on to blame his poor choice of words on his sketchy English. Earlier this week,Chris Harrison added that a gay Bachelor probably would not be a good business decision for ABC.
Also? Chubby guys need not apply to be the Bachelor.
It's time for he said/she said courtesy of the Bachelor! After a midnight ocean tryst, this season's Bachelor Juan Pablo Galavis started back pedaling–and shaming–his partner in passion. Now Clare Crawley (is she still vying for his attention? I'd have been totally out of there!) is telling her side of the story.
Of course, despite her toast to "making love" and Chris Harrison's hint that the two may have diddled, Clare is setting the record straight. They did not do the deed. Can you imagine the sand in the nether regions? While I'm not sure she's all that convincing, I do think that Juan Pablo handled the situation like a giant bag of skeeze.