On tonight’s episode of ‘Bachelor Pad,’ Holly Durst announced her engagement to Blake Julian via a poorly acted, awkward scene on video. Her former fiance, Michael Stagliano, apparently had no idea until entering the stage that she got engaged to another man. He was visibly upset, and he asked why he wasn’t told prior to the show. Blake Julian gave a bad answer, and Holly Durst was silent. Unless Michael was in a ditch somewhere dying, there is no excuse for this deplorable behavior. And by the way — isn’t Holly Durst the same girl that called Jesse Csincsak a fame whore? Didn’t she say that cameras and attention made her uncomfortable? She sure has come a long way.
I’d like to say in closing that Holly and Blake deserve each other. And if Michael Stagliano is reading this — you deserve better — much better.
UPDATE: It’s been brought to my attention via Reality Steve, that Blake Julian was offered a $25,000 Neil Lane ring if he proposed to Holly Durst prior to the ‘Bachelor Pad’ finale. Reality Steve theorizes that Julian would not have proposed to Durst so quickly if not for the offer, and given People Magazine’s recent story/advertisement on Holly’s Neil Lane ring, I tend to believe Reality Steve.
UPDATE #2: The wounded Michael Stagliano defended Holly Durst and blamed the ‘Bachelor Pad’ producers for the on-air announcement of Holly’s engagement, calling it, “the worst thing they could have done for ratings.” First, everyone knows ‘The Bachelor’ producers are blood sucking maggots, and if Michael hasn’t learned his lesson by now then he never will. Second, even if it’s true that both Holly and Blake tried to contact Michael and could not reach him, that still does not excuse showing the proposal on air, which effectively rubs it in Michael’s face, whether he knew of it before or not. It’s gross.
The law currently dictates the amount of hours children can spend as working actors on television. Remember the Olsen twins? The reason there were two of them is because each one was only legally allowed to work on the set for a minimal amount of time, and when there’s two children — it’s double the hours. You might be wondering why the Gosselin children don’t adhere to the same rules as the Olsen twins. The answer lies in the reality television loophole.
Because reality television is not considered a “job”, the children in reality television are not subject to the same labor laws as the children in scripted television. The law views it as a camera recording their life, rather than the child performing a service for money. Translation? — it’s a ridiculous distinction, and it needs to end — starting with the Gosselin children.
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