‘Bachelorette’ Producers Planned Story Lines for My Wedding

first_imgOn the “Lady Gang” podcast, Trista says that she would “love” for The Bachelor and The Bachelorette to “be more innocent” like it was during her time on the franchise, but she says returning to its roots would not be an easy feat.“I just don’t know how you get back to that innocence,” the former Dancing with the Stars contestant said. “You can’t, unless you pluck someone from obscurity and don’t recycle people from older shows.”Trista and Ryan, 41, got married in a three-part televised special in 2003. They welcomed son Maxwell, 13, in 2007 and daughter Blakesley, 11, in 2009.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – Not all reality? OG Bachelorette Trista Sutter claimed that the show’s producers had a hand in orchestrating story lines during her 2003 televised wedding to Ryan Sutter.During the Tuesday, November 10, episode, of the “Lady Gang” podcast, the season 1 Bachelorette recalls how she learned about what producers were allegedly planning behind-the-scenes for the couple’s bachelor and bachelorette parties at Le Meridien Resort on the island of Saint Martin.Trista and Ryan Sutter in 2003 Trista Sutter Claims Producers Pre-Planned Story Lines for Televised Wedding SpecialTrista and Ryan Sutter at the Lodge at Rancho Mirage in California on November 7, 2003. Steinberg/BEI/Shutterstock- Advertisement – Being among the few Bachelor couples to beat the odds, the Sutters have often spoken about putting in the work to foster a lasting marriage. In 2015, Trista told Today.com that pairs who appear on the show “really need to focus your time and energy on each other” instead of getting caught up in “the glamour” upon experiencing a taste of fame.“It’s just like your job. You have to put in the time and effort and energy that you do into everything else in your life, and I feel like [Ryan and I] do that,” she said at the time. “We’ve had our bumps in the road, just like anyone else, but it’s really about staying focused on each other and dedicating time to each other.”Trista’s full “LadyGang” podcast episode airs on Tuesday, November 10, on PodcastOne.Listen to Here For the Right Reasons to get inside scoop about the Bachelor franchise and exclusive interviews from contestants “One of the producers left their binder out — like, they forgot their binder somewhere and one of the people who was at the bachelor/bachelorette party picked it up and gave it to us,” the 48-year-old reality star explains during Us Weekly’s sneak peek of the episode. “It had, like, their characters — the story lines for every person. They had all of our friends who were invited to the bachelor/bachelorette parties, and they had all their bios and probably some stuff that they interviewed about. I think they had titles like … ‘the villain’ or ‘the sweetheart.’”Trista continued, “I know that it has been going on since my season, but that’s TV. That’s what they have to do. The editors need to know who these people are and be able to pull certain clips from their ITMs (in-the-moments). It’s a TV show, it’s always going to be a TV show. It’s getting [to be] more of a TV show, I feel like, compared to how it was back in the day.”Rumors about Bachelor producers driving the show’s narrative aren’t unheard of. As Clare Crawley’s journey on The Bachelorette’s 16th coming to an end on November 5, her ex-fiancé, Benoit Beausejour-Savard, alleged on the “Almost Famous” podcast that it is likely that it “wasn’t her ultimate decision” to leave the show early with now-fiancé Dale Moss. Crawley, 39, has been replaced by Tayshia Adams after leaving the show with Moss, 32.Trista Sutter at the WE tv Marriage Boot Camp: Family Edition Premiere in 2019 Trista Sutter Claims Producers Pre-Planned Story Lines for Televised Wedding SpecialTrista Sutter at the WE tv ‘Marriage Boot Camp: Family Edition’ premiere at Skybar at Mondrian in Los Angeles on October 10, 2019. Broadimage/Shutterstock- Advertisement –last_img read more

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AP Invitation on hold pending new  date for Tokyo Olympics

first_imgBy Rawle ToneyGUYANA’s Commonwealth Games women’s 400M Gold (2002) and silver (2010) medallist, Aliann Pompey, announced yesterday that her AP Invitation Track and Field event will be suspended pending the announcement of the new date for the Olympics by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).The Tokyo Olympics was postponed until 2021 after talks between Japan’s prime minister, Shinzo Abe, and the International Olympic Committee president, Thomas Bach, with both agreeing that the game’s postponement was the most appropriate response to the global disruption caused by the Coronavirus pandemic.Concerns regarding the spread of the deadly COVID-19 virus has led to the postponement of almost every sporting event around the world, and Pompey, who represented Guyana at the 2004, 2008 and 2012 Olympics, said she is happy to play her part in helping to keep the local and regional athletes safe.This year’s AP Invitation was originally schedule for June 4, at the National Track and Field Centre, and according to Pompey, “given the fact that this year’s API forms part of the World Athletics Continental Tour for the calendar year and is a major part of the preparation for athletes looking to qualify for Tokyo 2020, we want to ensure that the event offers athletes from around the world the best possible way, without hindrance, a chance to make their Olympic dream [come] true.“The IOC announced the postponement of the Games to take place no later than a year from the scheduled date and as such, API wants to leave the door open to the possibility of having the meet, should the Games be sometime sooner than next summer,” Pompey revealed.Nonetheless, Pompey said her AP Invitational will follow the lead of World Athletics,The National Sports Commissions (NSC) and the Athletics Association of Guyana (AAG) in adhering to the requirements and recommendations of the World Health Organisation (WHO), as well as regional and local health officials, joining the rest of the sporting world battling the dreaded COVID-19 pandemic.The Olympic Games and Paralympics Games will continue to be called the “Olympic and Paralympics Games Tokyo 2020” even if they are held next year, and the Olympic flame will stay in Japan as a beacon of hope to the world during these troubled times.Pompey will hold the Invitational for the fifth time this year, with the inaugural meet hosting 11 athletes who went on to compete in the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio.Meanwhile, the AP Invitational will be part of the recently structured World Athletics 2020 Continental Tour.  The Continental Tour will be divided into three levels: Gold, Silver and Bronze – whose status will be determined by the quality of competition and prize money on offer.World Athletics is investing in the Gold level meetings, which will offer US$200,000 in prize money, to increase the number of high-quality competitive opportunities available to showcase our sport’s best athletes. Area associations will be responsible for managing the Silver (US$75,000 prize money) and Bronze level competitions (US$25,000). There will be ten Silver and up to 50 Bronze meetings.Those disciplines that are not included in this year’s Wanda Diamond League final – 200m, 3000m steeplechase, triple jump, discus – will be core events in the Continental Tour Gold meetings, as will the hammer throw. Each will have guaranteed prize money of US$20,000 at each meeting.Performances in those events will attract the same level of world ranking points as the core Diamond League disciplines, and the overall tour winners will receive wildcard entry to the World Athletics Championships- Oregon 2021.last_img read more

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