"It was a fluid and sometimes chaotic scene. The green room was noisy when I walked in a few minutes before taping time. No one seemed to pay much notice to the show until about halfway through Kimmel’s monologue.
Partly this was because TV’s latest “Bachelorette,” Ali Fedotowsky, and her fiancé, Roberto Martinez, had stirred up the crowd
by leaving their dressing room to mingle with us.
Minutes before, we had watched an East Coast feed of that show’s finale, as the two lovebirds got engaged. Now they were here, in the flesh, acting very cute and appearing to be deeply in love
, though it could be that they were still suffering from Stockholm syndrome, which often sets in among people who spend several weeks trapped on a reality show.
The “Bachelorette” and her man were next. The room got especially quiet during their segment. The crowd seemed more interested in them than in a future NBA Hall of Famer