1. Who knew that Eva Longoria was involved in this?
2. Who knew what this show was even about?
3. Who watched this?
Reality TV World reports that Longoria’s show was cancelled because of poor ratings. “Ready for Love” did horribly when it premiered on April 10. The dating show average only 3.85 million viewers during its two-hour debut. Unfortunately, the second episode performed even worse, averaging only 3.37 million viewers.
“Ready for Love” was hosted by Giuliana Rancic and Bill Rancic and was widely expected to do better than it did because it had “The Voice” as a lead-in.
The show was about finding a date for three bachelors by utilizing the skills of three professional matchmakers to locate the perfect dates for each bachelor.
Prior to the show airing on TV, Longoria remarked to NBC that the show was an attempt to replicate some of the techniques that people use today to find a date, such as joining Internet dating sites. She noted at the time that she hoped people would be inspired by the show to go out in search of their perfect match.
So now I ask you, Evil Beeters, did any of you out there watch this? Again, no jugement from me, I watch Splash. Voluntarily.
April 21, 2013 at 8:30 am by Catherine St. Ives
I had to stop following Giuliana Rancic (nee DePandi) on Twitter. There are only so many tweets about beauty secrets and workout routines I can handle each day from someone who is naturally a size zero with perfect skin and married to the man who I always felt was destined for me.
But apparently Giuls’ life isn’t so perfect as it seems on the outset, as she is totally ready to throw away her marriage by doing a reality TV show with her husband of two years — but who’s counting? — Apprentice winner and total hottie Bill Rancic.
From building their Chicago dream home to hanging with each other’s outrageous families to wild weekends in Vegas, Giuliana and Bill are living life to the fullest as they embark on new adventures as husband and wife. And while living in two different places is not easy, they are committed to cell phone conversations and cross-country flights in order to make it work. Bill even gives learning the Italian language a shot in an effort to continue impressing Giuliana’s Italian family. But as with every couple there can be bumps in the road and Giuliana tries to relive her single days with a girls’ night out in Hollywood.
The series also offers a taste of what a day on the job is like for each of the Rancics. Viewers will follow Giuliana every step of the way from E! News morning meetings to behind-the-scenes access with some of today’s biggest celebrities to her frantic search for the perfect red carpet dress. Bill previously worked for Donald Trump following his win on “The Apprentice” but has since moved on. He is now developing real estate on his own and viewers will go inside Bill’s multi-million dollar construction projects. And when Giuliana decides that she wants a taste of Bill’s real estate world, hilarity ensues as Bill puts her to work on one of his construction crews for a day.
I will note, first off, that whenever the phrase “hilarity ensues” is used in an unironic sense, failure is imminent. But, truly, why do people keep signing up to destroy their marriages for a half-hour show on some third-rate network? The honeymoon period is over, Giuls. Putting this kind of strain on a relationship now is bad news bears. I don’t necessarily look forward to your forthcoming “divorce tips!” tweets, but I do look forward to my first date with Bill — off-camera, of course.
June 2, 2009 at 5:22 pm by Evil Beet
No, not to each other.
Kate Walsh married that film exec at Fox who she got engaged to five minutes ago after the two dated for ten minutes. I give this marriage a few months. The two got hitched in Ojai, with Katherine Heigl, T.R. Knight, Chandra Wilson, James Pickens Jr., Justin Chambers and Shonda Rhimes in attendance. If you can believe it, Isaiah Washington missed the festivities.
Giuliana DePandi got hitched to Bill Rancic, the first winner of The Apprentice. The two got engaged late last year, much to my chagrin. The wedding took place on the Italian island of Capri, with about 200 friends and family present.