I'm kind of feeling bad for Ashley.
I think she is one of the smartest and most articulate Bettes to be on the show.
Fleiss and TPTB should get away from all the over scripting that they've been doing and just show us more of the actual guys who are there. She's got so many I'd like to see more interaction with. Bentley does nothing for me and I think that storyline has been beaten to the ground. Can we finally end it and get back on with the show?
To Thine Own Self Be True
Did anyone else see Ashley on Jay Leno last night? One thing I don't understand about her is that she is no doubt intellectually intelligent, but she often comes across as a ditz, and that was the case on the show last night. At least, that's the way I saw it! Plus, I thought it was interesting that when Bentley was discussed (and that was the focus of most of the interview), Jay asked her if, knowing what she knows now about him and how he was trashing her, would she go out with him again. She hemmed and hawed and never answered. So, unless she is under orders not to reveal a word about who she DIDN'T choose, why would she not have just answered with an emphatic "no"!? Is anyone really going to believe at this point that she might still have chosen him in the end? Jay asked her why she didn't heed the warning from her friend in the first place, and she replied she hadn't known the friend for very long.
Plus, on the subject of Bentley, from the previews, it seems Ashley goes charging right to his room as soon as she finds out he's back. I don't care what she wants to say to him, or what he wants to say to her, I think the appropriate response to that piece of news would have been for her to tell Chris that if Bentley has something to say, he damn well could haul his behind to HER room because she was not going to expend one ounce of energy going to him! If she doesn't let him have it right between the eyes with both barrels, I could not care less who she picks in the end, if anyone. Actually, this season is so boring and contrived that I only watch a few segments of the show here and there. I did see part of her date with Ames and liked him very much.
She played the guessing game on Leno last night. Complicating the interview was Larry David, the previous guest, still on the couch and inserting his two cents. Jay would ask a question, but before she could give a cohesive answer, David would blurt out something. The gist of the interview is that Bentley is still in the mix (which we know) and the Life & Style tabloid piece that says she is engaged can't be trusted - her response was along the lines of - where is their credibility?
She looked great, though, in a cute (very short) shirtwaist dress in a med blue.
The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity. Dorothy Parker, (attributed)
Ashley is a bundle of insecurities, low self esteem and immaturity. She looks good on paper, but that's it.
She's a mess and a very poor choice for a Bachelorette. TPTB messed up big time this season. Thank goodness for being able to record and the Fast Forward button!
Amen. That was just cruel to force Ashley to do that roast. This whole season just leaves me with a grungy feeling.I also hate the way the producers are taking advantage of her insecurities and immaturity with the whole Bentley fiasco and the roast, which to me reached new depths of low!
Maggie: "While she takes care of the men with the guns, why don't you sit down and I'll make you a nice, hot cup of tea?"
Pan Am stewardesses: prepared for anything!