The Shmooze

Dishing on Jewish 'Bachelorette' Andi Dorfman

By Maia Efrem

Reporter (and sometimes comedian) extraordinare Brian Williams, has a few opinions about Jewish Bachelorette Andi Dorfman and her somewhat lackluster remaining choice of men.

Williams appeared on Late Night Seth Meyers with his own fatherly advice for Andi, a former district attorney in her native of Atlanta.

“Opportunities as a homemaker in Iowa? Hello, Red Flag!” he said about Chris the farmer, who happens to live 500 miles from the nearest anything, courthouse included.

A master with words, Williams described the men in one sentence: “One is wealthy, one is wrapped up in the NFL draft, the other one has a mom who casts a heavy vote in the family and the other’s from Iowa.”

Last night’s episode of the ABC hit reality show saw Andi on hometown dates with the four remaining bachelors, with the intention of cutting it down to three. But the emotional crux of the episode was when Andi and the men were told Eric Hill, an axed bachelor of the show, had died in a paragliding accident.

In the end only Josh, Nick and Chris remained. Andi sent puppy-eyed Marcus home. Having told her he loved her too early in the show, she feared she might not catch up to his feelings. Andi has repeatedly goaded the men to express their feelings and sometimes pushed them into telling her they loved her. She wanted vulnerability and emotions, but looks like Marcus laid it on too thick for her comfort.

Will Andi become an NFL sister-in-law and choose Josh? Will she drive a tractor barefoot and pregnant in Iowa? Or will she join the family wall of photos as Nick’s bride?

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Jason Biggs Mocks Dead 'Bachelorette' Contestant

By Anne Cohen

Jason Biggs is coming under fire for comments he tweeted out during the season premiere of “The Bachelorette” on Monday.

The self-described “Jewiest-look non-Jew” mocked the death of Eric Hill, one of Andi Dorfman’s prospective “ones,” who died April 23 in a paragliding accident.

Biggs, who will be reprising his role of nebbishy Jewish fiance Larry Bloom in Season 2 of “Orange is the New Black,” is apparently an avid viewer of both “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette.”

To answer his question — Yes, definitely too soon.

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Andi Dorfman's First 'Bachelorette' Promo Photo

By Anne Cohen

She’s got her roses ready!

Following the official confirmation of Andi Dorfman as the new (Jewish!) “Bachelorette,” ABC have released the first photo of her — all glitz and glam with the requisite bouquet.

Tune in May 19 for the premiere episode.

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Meet the Jewish Bachelorette: Andi Dorfman

By Anne Cohen

If you haven’t been watching the latest season of “The Bachelor,” you’ve probably never heard of Andi Dorfman. That’s about to change.

The Jewish assistant district attorney from Atlanta has just been named the next Bachelorette, People Magazine reports.

Dorfman made a memorable and dramatic exit from Season 18 of “The Bachelor” when she told Bachelor Juan Pablo Galavis exactly what she thought of him after a disastrous date in the fantasy suite.

A highlight of the spat featured Dorfman calling out Juan Pablo on his ignorance about her religious beliefs. “I’ve never been with anyone who’s asked me so little about my life,” she said.

The Bachelor replied that she probably didn’t know his religion either. She shut him right down (he’s Catholic).

Other Jewish “Bachelor” moments included the Meet-the-parents episode, when Juan Pablo failed to score points with Daddy Dorfman (first name Hy).

In the “After the Rose” special broadcast after the Bachelor finale on March 10, host Chris Harrison asked Dorfman if she’s ready to find love in “The Bachelorette“‘s 10th season.

“Are you prepared to come here, find love, and make that happen?” Harrison asked. “And that’s not a guarantee, but you have to enter into it with that feeling.”

“I am. Absolutely,” Dorfman said. “I feel all in. I feel mentally all in, emotionally all in, physically all in. I am in the place in my life where I am just so ready for this. I hate to say it because I don’t want to jinx myself, and be like, ‘I’m so all in and if this doesn’t happen it’s the end of the world.’ But I am ready. I have never felt better in my life about this, and I’m just excited.”

“I think it can happen anywhere, especially on a show like this. I mean, why not?” she added. “At the end of the day, I can’t wait to hopefully say, ‘You are the one. This is a wrap.’ I can’t wait for that moment.”

Dorfman will take a professional hiatus while taping the show.

We will be watching.

Photo credit: Youtube screen shot.

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'Bachelorette' Does It Under Chuppah

By JTA

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Last season’s TV ‘Bachelorette,’ Ashley Hebert, and a Jewish construction manager from New York, J.P. Rosenbaum, were married in a Jewish wedding ceremony.

The couple married under a chupah during an outdoor ceremony on Saturday in Pasadena, Calif., according to reports.

ABC will air a two-hour wedding special on Dec. 16.

The couple became engaged on the finale of the seventh season of “The Bachelorette” in August 2011.

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