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Modern Family fans, brace yourselves: ABC is eyeing a spinoff.
Deadline is reporting that the network has been in early talks with 20th Century Fox TV for a show starring funnyman Rob Riggle.
Riggle played Phil Dunphy’s (Ty Burrell) real estate nemesis Gil Thorpe on two episodes last season.
The spinoff chatter comes just days after Modern Family picked up a fourth consecutive Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series. The show’s fifth season also premiered earlier this week.
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If you watched the latest episode of ABC’s The Bachelor, then the world seems a little better and safer for all of us, doesn’t it? If you haven’t yet seen it, keep reading. 🙂
The date began with a one-on-one with AshLee, who showed off her flawless body during their Catamaran jaunt, but then erased most of that sexual fervor by YET AGAIN turning their time into a Dr. Phil special. This time she dropped the bomb that she was married before… in high school… and divorced by Senior Prom.
Ladies, if you want to see what pure uncut judgement and horror looks like on a man’s face, by all means, rewatch that scene. Sean Lowemay be the King of Pecs, but the King of Disguising His Feelings he ain’t.
AshLee also tattled about Tierra’s antics — at Sean’s urging — but who can blame her?
Then, onto the group date, aka Sean’s Draconian Tests, Part 87. Knowing how much women hate to 1.) have someone storm into their sleeping quarters at 4AM, 2.) be woken up by their crush when they have morning breath and no makeup, and 3.) have it all captured on film, Sean combined all three, rousing Desiree, Lindsay and Catherine for their group outing.
Hey Sean, you know what men hate? Prostate exams. I’ll be sure to pass that tidbit along to whomever is the next Bachelorette.
Sean took the women to watch the sunrise (lame, you should only see sunrise if you’re staggering home from a club in Vegas, everyone knows that), followed by a cross-island road trip where they stopped at such mind-numbing sights as an old sugar mill and a lean-to shelter picnic on the beach. They should just be thankful they didn’t have to push the Jeep or fix its transmission.
Catherine opened up about her jerky dad and all Sean could manage was yet another “Thank you for telling me that.” Sean. Bro. C’mon. That’s what my plumber said when I admitted that my sink was clogged, because I tried to stuff my ex boyfriend’s picture down it.
In the end, Wedding Dress Lindsay earned a rose, guaranteeing her a hometown date. Probably just out of curiosity — can you imagine the type of people who encouraged that first impression decorum?
Lesley’s solo date was next and Sean threw me for a loop by confessing that he wasn’t feeling that strongly about her. ??!?! Truthfully, she seems a little too smart and sassy for Sean, who would probably be content with a sweet simpleton like Des or AshLee.
Sean’s sister Shay arrived to help him sort out his feelings, while back at the hotel Tierra and AshLee WENT. AT. IT. The Tierr-orist couldn’t admit that she’s rude/snide/two-faced and instead trotted out a few amazing, irrefutable arguments:
“My parents said, Tierra, you have a sparkle. Do not let the other women take that away from you.”
“I cannot control my eyebrows — I CAN NOT.”
“Men love me.”
Delightfully, Sean walked right into the center of Hurricane Dented Forehead, full of loud blubbery “mmmmuuu-hu-hu-hu” sobs –and yet no tears, anyone notice that? And, Sean was over it.
What he did next will surely reverberate through the annals of history — HE SENT TIERRA HOME.
Her parting words/sobs summed her behavior up best: “I can’t believe they did this to me!”
(Still no actual tears)
Sean skipped the cocktail party and headed straight into the tense rose ceremony, which turned out poorly for…
Did anyone see that coming? I figured Catherine would get the boot. But in the end, depressingly, unless a girl gushes and coos her undying love — with no promise of him returning the sentiment — she’s out.
But, Lesley is strong and spunky (not like Tierra thinks she is, but like, for real) and she will rise from the ashes. She’s a political chick — she can roll with the punches. Maybe Barack and Michelle can set her up.
OMG!: Lesley got the boot?! Do you think Sean made the right call?
Thank you, TV gods.: Tierra is gone, Tierra is gone, thanks God almighty, Tierra is gone!
Awk-ward: Catherine crying when Lesley left? What was that about? (hint: it rhymes with “mesbian”)
Hotness: Lesley’s abs, AshLee’s butt (and boobs, which are probably fake but I don’t even care).
Fab-u-lous: AshLee’s yellow rose ceremony dress — the perfect mix of summery and casual, yet sexy and hot!
Can. Not. Wait.: To watch Des’ douchey brother get into a shouting match with Sean. YES.
Celebuzz Meter (1-10): 9. Without an engagement ring getting whipped out, this was Bachelor drama at its finest — catfights, bikinis, tears and, of course, Sean’s ubiquitous pecs.
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You saw her last night on ABC’s Shark Tank – now get to know entrepreneur Jennie Nigrosh, the woman behind the ‘Green Garmento’ eco-friendly dry cleaning bags. BFTV caught up with her on Friday to ask about Jennie’s experience on Shark Tank and what’s ahead for the company.
“I honestly think it’s probably the single most incredible opportunity for an American entrepreneur to have,” said Jennie of the hit ABC reality series. “Who gets seven million people watching a show rooting for the little guy?”
It was a natural fit for Jennie, who “sort of had an entrepreneurial spirit my whole life,” she explained. “I’ve always been in sales and I actually had my own catering business in Boston. All my family, they own their own businesses, and my husband owned his own business. It’s kind of like in our blood.”
“Actually moving forward with getting a prototype and getting things made, it was daunting,” she added, “but my biggest word of advice is to have a plan – and do it with somebody, don’t do it by yourself.” With Green Garmento, Jennie’s biggest supporter is her husband and business partner, Rick Siegel.
She and her husband were fans of Shark Tank, so they went to the network’s casting website and put in their application to bring Green Garmento – which can be used as a hamper, a duffel, or a dry-cleaning bag, and is credited with saving two million pounds of single-use plastic in the four years of its existence – to the series.
When it came time to actually make their pitch in front of the panel of investor ‘Sharks’ – Mark Cuban, Daymond John, Kevin O’Leary, Barbara Corcoran and Robert Herjavec – they came prepared. “We decided first of all that it was just going to be me, because I’m the face of the company and I own a majority stake. That was strategy number one,” Jennie explained. “For me, it was just about pitching the product. I really have such passion for what I do.”
“It was surreal,” she said of being in the room with the millionaire investors. “They actually are those people. They’re not in any character other than their own. But it was neat. And it’s not quite as daunting [as you’d expect].”
Jennie was unable to make a deal with any of the five Sharks, but she said that didn’t make her regret her decision to participate in the show. “I didn’t walk out a millionaire. I didn’t have everyone saying how brilliant I was,” she explained, “[but] I am thrilled that I did the show. I’m thrilled that I got to meet the Sharks and that they know my name. It came out well as far as I was concerned.”
Her business is doing well even if Jennie didn’t come out a winner on Shark Tank. Green Garmento is in a thousand dry cleaners around the United States and twenty countries. Some of the celebrities who’ve used the product include Ed Begley Jr., Jon Stewart, Felicity Huffman, William H. Macy, Forest Whitaker and Will Ferrell.
“I think every day we’re surprised at something,” said Jennie when asked what’s been the most unexpected for her since launching the project. “Just that people have embraced our product. It’s just us and we’re doing something.” And clearly, they’re doing something which resonates with environmentally conscious people around the world.
You can find out more about Green Garmento by visiting Jennie’s official website, where you can order your own Green Garmento, or keeping up with her on Twitter and Facebook.
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