Bachelor’s prince reportedly never visited Rome before the show, took a language course

An anonymous relative of Bachelor 9 star Prince Lorenzo Borghese has revealed to Radar that the prince, who’s actually a prince, may never have been to Rome prior to filming the show.

“A member of the Borghese clan tells Radar he doesn’t know of Lorenzo, who calls Rome his ‘second home,’ ever having made a pilgrimage to the Eternal City before signing on for The Bachelor,” Radar reports. In addition, producers “enrolled Borghese in an intensive Berlitz Italian language course before filming began, according to the source.”

Radar also disputes his US home, which ABC says is Connecticut. According to the site, “his parents, Princess Amanda Borghese and Prince Francesco Borghese, have lived in the tony New Jersey suburb of Short Hills since 1979, and his permanent addresses from before 2001 all list him as a resident of the Garden State.”

If anyone in ABC’s reality division had half a clue, they totally would have used that to their advantage. Screw a fantasy romance in Rome and instead take a page from Flavor of Love; The Bachelor: Jersey City just might have made the show a hit again.

Bachelor Prince A Royal Phony [Radar]

Surprisingly, man not eaten alive on Eaten Alive

Eaten Alive

Discovery Channel’s happy family holiday special Eaten Alive aired Sunday, rewarding viewers for their two full hours of viewing by ensuring that they spent quality time in the company of others instead of wasting that time doing something else that might not have been as satisfying, such as buying things that have labels which accurately reflect their contents.

Winter 2015 reality TV debut schedule

winter 2015 reality TV schedule

Mark your calendars with all these upcoming reality TV show debuts, including Celebrity Apprentice, The Bachelor, and another season of MasterChef Junior, all of which kick off in early January.

There are also 20+ shows debuting in December--including the one-off return of The Sing Off. No winter break for reality TV.

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