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Q&A with Rob Mills, aka The Big Bachelor Kahuna, aka The Only Person We Want to Speak With Today

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Who is Rob Mills, you ask??  “Millsy,” as we like to call him (Twitter handle = @millsy11374) is none other than a Senior VP at ABC Entertainment.  Ye know – NBD. And on the morning of the day that is like the Super Bowl of reality TV finales – where both Chris Soules’ heart and the Bachelorette crown are still anybody’s game – Millsy graciously agreed to do a little round of ping pong Q&A with us.

Q: Where do you hail from?

A: Glastonbury, CT

Q: Where’s the coolest place you’ve ever visited?

A: Probably a tie between Switzerland and Tahiti, both of which I went to courtesy of The Bachelor/ette.

Q: If you had a personal theme song, what would it be?

A: Hmmm….I feel like that changes all the time. Right now let’s say “Lunatic Fringe” by Red Rider.

Q: If you came to one of Steph’s Monday night parties, what party favor would you bring?

Bach party

A:  Roses of course! As well as a bottle of Sauvignon Blanc.

Q:  K.  Now that we’ve gotchoo all acquainted, level with us for a sec: How do some of these girls manage to pass the psych tests before they go on the show? …seriously.  Cuz the folks at home all know that most seasons, there are just a few “special” gems that are a few sandwiches short of a picnic.


A:  They are all tested and they ALL pass. We take it very seriously… even if we do make them fill it out in crayon.

Q:  Favorite Bachelor / Bachelorette of all time?  Favorite Bachelor(ette) couple of all time?

A:  I love them all and they are all tied for first. That being said, I will always have a special place in my heart for Brad Womack. That guy is awesome.

Brad Womack

I love all the couples as well. As really funny and fun. I do think Jason and Molly had to endure the most and they’re really cool people so let’s say them!


Q:  Of all the dating & reality TV shows out there, watching the Bach is like a national pastime.  Why do you think people in America (*cough*) like Steph are so invested in the show?

A:  I wish I knew! I think it’s the combination of comedy (intentional and unintentional) and the fact it’s cast so well that you really care about everyone on the show.

Q:  Other than yours truly, who are some of your favorite Bachelor(ette) commentators?  Jason Biggs and his wife (Jenny Mollen), Anna Kendrick and Possessionista crack us up – anyone else we should be following for a good chuckle every Monday night Tuesday morning?

A:  Eric Stonestreet from Modern Family live tweets and is hysterical. Also, if you don’t know about @bachelorburnbk you’re missing out.  Also Andrea Lavinthal, Jennifer Weiner, One Chicklette and Emily L. Foley are all great tweeters from Bachelornation.

Q:  We know you can’t tell us who the next Bachelorette is (pleaseletitbekaitlynpkeaseletitbekaitlyn), but can you give us a clue??

A: Watch Monday and watch closely.  All I can say is you’re not going to want to miss this!

Sidenote: We had some further chatter about this after the Q&A, and also heard some other rumblings which led us to believe that there is going to be a MAJOR curveball when it comes to tonight’s Bachelorette selection.  Like, ma-jor.  Steph’s prediction? They do something outta left field, like bring Nikki Ferrell back… or even pull a Brad Womack and do Andi Dorfman Part Deux (but that’s probably too soon). Confession – we might be more excited for this revelation than to see who Chris actually picks. #oosie


Q: Put yourself in the girls’ shoes for a second: would YOU move to the thriving metropolis of Arlington, Iowa if it meant being the future Mrs. Prince Farming?


A:  REALLY good question. I live in Los Angeles but do love the pleasures of small town America (as I assume you girls do as well, or do you not miss Mellencamp country?) and could totally do it.  Plus, the one thing we haven’t really shown you about Chris is he’s really funny.  It would be a good life.  Maybe that’s tomorrow’s shocking twist and I end up with him.

Q:  Best part of working on the show.  Go.

A:  Honestly… working with amazing producers and crew and also how much joy this show brings to people.

Q:  Last but not least: For all those souls out there looking for love and dying to throw their hats in the ring for upcoming seasons, what are the 3 qualities you guys look for when you’re casting.

A:  An outgoing personality, an at least cursory knowledge of yourself and a sense of fun. 

Shtoophy (Karrie’s note: *Ahem, Bachelor producers, I’ve got the girl for you… you’re welcome)

(Steph’s note: *Karrie, just for that, the abominable snowman pic of you is hitting the streets this week.)

Thanks fer playin’, Millsy!!!  If anyone needs us, we’ll be chomping at the bit and anxiously awaiting tonight’s finale.


Karrie & Steph

Bachelor Week 8: Swass in Bali

Meh…  I thought last night’s episode was kind of uneventful – was it just me?  Maybe it’s because the 3 girls that are left are sweet and normal, so I’m runnin’ low on crazies to rap about.  In any case, here’s what I got.  Ya’ll weigh in and lemme know what I missed.

1.  LAWD – the SWASS!  I mean, look at these two.  They’re melting.  It must’ve been 185 degrees in Bali.

Swass in Bali | Covet Living

Thank GOD I didn’t go on this season, because this is what my hair would’ve looked like.

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Slash how is Becca’s staying so artfully disheveled?


2.  I really like Kaitlyn, and I REALLY loved her dress, and this was the best shot I could get of it.  The worst thing I have to say about her is that I wish she would take out her nose ring.  Otherwise I find her adorable and fun and endearing.

Kaitlyn's Dress | Covet Living

3.  This is a bit much.


4.  Am I the only one who thinks it’s weird when anyone over the age of 4 does this? …or, try watching your boyfriend’s mom do it.


Case in point: me at 4.

daddy | via covet living

5.  Apparently Whitney’s got a tickle in her shorts this week… she was really gettin’ after it.


6.  Best she’s looked all season.  Gorgeous sans makeup, and sans Aqua Net.


7.  I got superlatives all day long for this girl…  BEST ANSWER IN BACHELOR HISTORY:  “I firmly believe that life takes you places, and it’s not where you are, it’s who you’re with.” Amen sistah.  Life’s too short to hem and haw and not take a leap for someone you love.  #priorities #whitneyforpresident


8.  Done and done.  Look at ’em lookin’ at each other.



9.  The most interesting thing to me about Becca + Chris’ date was Becca’s pretty hair.  I thought she looked stunning this week.  Bali becomes her.


Otherwise I was bored to damn TEARS.  She’s sweet, he’s sweet, we get it, but LAWD. It’s like two slices of Melba toast sandwiched together with air in the middle.  I think he definitely needs someone spontaneous & spunky like Kaitlyn to draw him out a little… or self-assured and fun like Whitney.  Am I allowed to call Becca a dud?

…oosie.  Guess I just did.  Also, have you noticed that she clenches her teeth and barely moves her lips when she talks?  It’s a wonder that girl can enunciate at all.


10.  20-second timeout: Can we talk about my boy Chris Harrison?  Can they please do a tweener season where he’s the Bachelor?  He’s flipping hilarious.  And getting more good looking with age.

chris harrison

11.  Prince Ahh-LEEEE, fabulous he, ali-ah-BAHHH-BWAAAAAAAHHHHH.  I’m sure that’s culturally incorrect and I just offended eastern cultures everywhere, but that’s the song I sing when I see pretty outfits like this.

prince ali

And it’s the song I sang all day while I was draped in saris and bindies at Vani’s Indian wedding.

Vani's Wedding

What a good sport she is.

me and vani

12.  PS I liked Whitney’s hair better right after she got out of the water.


Anybody got a guess what her favorite movie is?  …what up, Truvy!


13.  FINALLY – an outfit that accentuates Chris’ power gut… something I’ve been perplexed about all season.  It’s like a little silo away from home in his buddha.  Is he stowing corn from the farm in there?  Soybeans?  Did one of those chicks who threw herself at him knock him up?  Is it just a ball of muscle mixed with beer?  I don’t get it.  Kudos to my girl Hannah Cheese & her gal pal for coining the term (Go Owls!)

power gut

14.  I don’t know what the whole pulling-Becca-aside-shenanigan was, or why he kept her over Kaitlyn, but diff’rent strokes.  The only good thing I have to say about Kaitlyn leaving is that I’m crossing my fingers she’s the next Bachelorette… cuz if ABC / Next Entertainment even THINKS about putting Britt on, I’m going to choke to death on my own vomit and boycott the show.  In other news… I was so confused how Kaitlyn managed to cry dry tears until she got into the limo.  And if Chris told her one more time how “excruciating” the decision to let her go was, I was going to throw a Thesaurus at the TV.

kaitlyn exit

15.  No joke.  This is how my man Gus watches the show.  Move it or lose it, camper! The best line of the night came from a buddy who popped over to watch: “Gus, you’re never going to be president if you keep eating paper towels like that.”  HDHSKAHDKHjhdsjkahdjkahjdha.  #gusgusforpresident

gus for president

What did I miss?  And is Becca rounding 3rd and gonna edge Whitney out in a close overtime thriller at the end?  I thought Whit was a lock but maybe I missed some mystical, cosmic, Melba Toast 4-Eva thing between Chris & Becca.

In other news, I cannot WAIT to be reunited with my favorite Frenemies next week, including but not limited to Tarantulashes, Lucifer in LL Bean and Inflatable Lady Bits. And again… I can rap in good fun about these floozies, because obviously, I’m perfect:

steph in the morning


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