The Bachelor: Rome Premiere -- October 2

The season premiere of The Bachelor: Rome could be condensed into, oh, about 15 minutes. Instead, we had to sit through two long hours of ABC cameras panning up and down on each of the 25 contestants. And don't forget the requisite drunk girls scene, where contestants slur their hearts on national television... just to make their parents back in the States proud.

Lorenzo Bolognese is an okay Bachelor. He's no Travis (dreamy!), but he's better than season one's Alex. ABC is touting him as an "Italian prince" and says Rome is his second home, but a member of his family told Radar earlier today that he never even visited the city before he signed on for The Bachelor. And while his ABC bio says he grew up in Connecticut, he supposedly really from New Jersey.

I know way too many people from New Jersey to insert a joke here, but I'm sure you can come up with your own.

Anyway, back to The Bachelor. Some highlights...

  • A socialite named Erica from Texas. Seriously, who lists their profession as socialite? She was all like: We have this bond because we're both rich! He picked her, so he must feel it. She was also wearing a tiara. How Paris Hilton of her.
  • Desiree was fun because she was the slutty one. Out in the garden, she gave me a little lap dance and kept calling him "baby" over and over. It was a little unsettling, but he seemed to like it because he let her give him a kiss and he picked her for the second round.
  • I thought Rosella was a shoo-in for round two, but I was wrong, so wrong. She was a purdy little thing -- a makeup artist. She announced that she sold her car to be on the Bachelor. She needed cash to buy pretty dresses. Pretty sad, but it was sweet of her to admit.

After the uneventful Rose Ceremony, here were the remaining bachelorettes:

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