As I mentioned in an earlier post, the reality genre is heading for a scandal. The degree to which producers rig events is just beginning to be exposed.
Check out this item on MSN:
“Joe Millionaire” star Evan Marriott continues to talk trash about his TV-arranged romance.
Marriott has been doing the talk-show circuit in Canada, where, according to one source, he suggested that the show’s producers urged him to pick “winner” Zora. “He said he wasn’t really attracted to any of the contestants,” according to the source. “He was hot for one of the production people. But the producers wanted Zora.”
And in an interview, the former construction worker had some not entirely kind words for the woman he “chose.” “After the show, we spent two days together,” Marriott told Canada’s National Post. “She had gotten five necklaces, a hope ring, $500,000, and I had chosen her and she still showed me no affection. I was like, ‘Help a brother out!’ Even after the show, she was still uncomfortable and said she still felt weird about the whole thing.”
Sarah, the show’s runner-up, tried to contact Marriott only once, he said, after she posed for Playboy. “She tried inviting me to the party for the magazine,” he said. Marriott declined. “She did that to launch her career. But I’m doing all this for the money.”