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Oct 12, 2011 19

‘Bachelor Pad 2’ Winner: Michael Stagliano says “I’ve Never Been Happier”

Posted In: Bachelor Pad, Celebrity Interviews, Love
Cupid's Pulse Article: ‘Bachelor Pad 2’ Winner: Michael Stagliano says “I’ve Never Been Happier”
Michael Stagliano. Photo: ABC

By Lori Bizzoco and Melissa Caballero

It was exactly one month ago today that Michael Stagliano and his ex-fiance, Holly Durst had their victory win on the season finale of ABC’s ‘Bachelor Pad 2.’  Despite the uncomfortable (and surprising) public announcement on the show that Holly was engaged to contestant Blake Julian, Michael took the high road and chose to share the winnings with her.  But now, that’s all behind him and it’s his turn to smile.  “Right now my job, my music and my life outside the Bachelor Pad are good.  I’ve never been happier,” he says.

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Sep 12, 2011 8

Edward Bass on the Importance of Relationships — In the Movies and In Real Life

Posted In: Celebrity Interviews, Love
Cupid's Pulse Article: Edward Bass on the Importance of Relationships —  In the Movies and In Real Life
Edward Bass with friend Janice Dickinson. Photo courtesy of Bass.

By Whitney Baker and Lori Bizzoco

The mind of a serial killer is something that is both intriguing, and at the same time, disturbing.  With motives that are primarily based on psychological gratification, these types of killers usually have a method to their madness, one that drives their actions and limits their inhibitions.  Belle Gunness, America’s most prolific female serial killer, is no exception.

Director, writer, producer, and Golden Globe nominee, Edward Bass, is producing a film that captures Belle’s story in the most deep, dark, and irresistible way.  …On the edge of your seat? Click here to read more.

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Aug 31, 2011 8

Relationship Expert, Andrea Syrtash, Teaches You How to “Cheat on Your Husband (with Your Husband)”

Posted In: Relationship Books
Cupid's Pulse Article: Relationship Expert, Andrea Syrtash, Teaches You How to “Cheat on Your Husband (with Your Husband)”

By Diamon Hall

To outsiders looking in, marriage is a sign that your life is complete, and both people are still “head-over-heels” in love.  Privately, however, the husband may be thinking, ‘my has she changed,’ while the wife is often silently wondering, ‘is this really what I signed up for? ’  Andrea Syrtash is a dating and relationship expert, on-air personality and author.  With her new book, Cheat on Your Husband (with Your Husband) ready to hit the stands in September, she gives women solutions and advice that will help their marriage prosper for years to come.

Although she is married herself, Syrtash says the book isn’t only from personal experience (although there are some personal lessons shared), but also from interviews she conducted with other women and by citing the latest research on marriage, giving her readers a wide variety of opinions.  Syrtash didn’t want the book to come off as a desperate attempt to save your relationship, but rather as a source of tips and advice to rekindle the romance.  This book is ideal for anyone who feels they’ve lost track of why they’re married and don’t know where to go from here.

Recently, Cupid had a chance to chat with Ms. Syrtash, and here’s what she had to say:

How did you come up with the title of your new book?

The original title was How to Date Your Husband and that became the subtitle to Cheat On Your Husband (With Your Husband). I chose the word ‘cheat’ because too often we feel guilty when we focus on ourselves and our marriage when we have so many other competing demands; but cheating in this case is a good thing!  I wanted a title that was fun, playful, and a little provocative.  I didn’t want it to be a relationship rescue book, but rather a relationship renewal book.

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Aug 16, 2011 5

‘Bachelor Pad 2’ Recap Episode 2: Ames Brown Trumps them All

Posted In: Bachelor Pad, Reality TV
Cupid's Pulse Article: ‘Bachelor Pad 2’ Recap Episode 2: Ames Brown Trumps them All
Ames Brown and Jackie Gordon. Photo: ABC

By Lori Bizzoco

Usually when a former Bachelor or Bachelorette leaves the show voluntarily, like two-time ‘Bachelor Pad’ contestant and swimsuit model, Gia Allemand did last night, it becomes the episode news headliner the next day.  But last night’s storybook ending even knocked out coverage of the attention-seeking love triangle usually reserved for Jake Pavelka, Vienna Girardi and Kasey Kahl.  It was a scene that leaves us understanding why even bad reality shows are beating out long-standing soap operas.  You can’t make this stuff up!

Last night there were two scenes that made single women everywhere believe in love again.  First was the closing scene with Ivy-League, world-traveling, portfolio manager, Ames Brown.  After he said a heartfelt good-bye to his newfound love and eliminated housemate, Jackie Gordon he turned around to head back towards the house.  What happened next made hearts stop everywhere.  Instead of continuing his walk toward the contestants, Ames slowly stopped, raised his hand and waved good-bye to them.  Giving up the $250,000 prize, he sprinted back towards the limousine with Jackie inside.  That fairy-tale exit trumped everything else on the show and gives romance fanatics a reason to believe that Mr. Right is a possibility, especially if you go after the awkwardly smart, rich guy wearing the hot pink pants. In Ames’ own words, “This is the happiest limo ride in Bachelor history.”
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Aug 15, 2011 15

Millionaire Matchmaker: Patti Stanger on Being Single, Celebrity Relationships and Love in NYC

Posted In: Celebrity Interviews, Love, Reality TV, The Millionaire Matchmaker
Cupid's Pulse Article: Millionaire Matchmaker: Patti Stanger on Being Single, Celebrity Relationships and Love in NYC
Patti Stanger. Photo: Juan Rico/FAMEFLYNET PICTURES

By Lori Bizzoco

Can’t get enough of Patti Stanger and her millionaires?  Here at Cupid’s Pulse, we can’t either.  That’s why we were excited to talk to her about the upcoming premiere of The Millionaire Matchmaker.

This season, Patti and her team (Chief Operating Officer, Destin Pfaff, and his fiancée, Vice President of Matchmaking, Rachel Federoff), are back in her hometown of Los Angeles, ready to put their matchmaking skills to work to find love for those millionaires and one millionairess.  Newly-single and ready to step out into the dating world again, Patti not only is looking for love for her clients this season, but she is also on the prowl herself, looking for her very own “Mr. Right.”

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Aug 9, 2011 0

‘Bachelor Pad 2’ Recap Episode 1: Jake Pavelka Gives Vienna Girardi a Rose

Posted In: Bachelor Pad, Reality TV
Cupid's Pulse Article: ‘Bachelor Pad 2’ Recap Episode 1: Jake Pavelka Gives Vienna Girardi a Rose
Vienna Girardi and Kasey Kahl. Photo: ABC/GREG ZABILSKI

By Lori Bizzoco

Broken engagements, boyfriend stealing and love triangles galore.  Welcome to this summer’s most anticipated show, Bachelor Pad 2.  ABC pulled out all the stops when collecting the current list of castoffs from seasons past.  We watched like animals in heat tonight, glued to the television witnessing one of the most talked about and controversial casts this summer.  Is it a coincidence that all the references noted above point back to one person: Vienna Girardi?  Hmmm, it leaves us wondering if the show would even be worth the three hours it premiered if it wasn’t for her and Jake Pavelka’s drama-induced past.

For those of you who aren’t familiar with Vienna and Jake, it’s safe to say that they’ll probably go down in The Bachelor history as the most remembered (not in a good way) contestants.  She won the love and proposal of Bachelor, Jake Pavelka, Season 14 and broke his heart when she sold their break-up story for $90,000, according to reports.  Then, they trashed one another on Primetime television when the relationship ended, and it was so brutal that Vienna stormed out of the interview.  They haven’t talked since that fight took place a year ago.  Now, they’re both back in the house, under the same roof, competing for the $250,000 grand prize.

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Aug 8, 2011 13

‘Bachelor Pad 2’: David Good and Natalie Getz Share their Views and Predictions for the New Season

Posted In: Bachelor Pad, Reality TV
Cupid's Pulse Article: ‘Bachelor Pad 2’: David Good and Natalie Getz Share their Views and Predictions for the New Season
David Good and Natalie Getz. Photo: PRN / PR Photos

By Jennifer Harrington and Lori Bizzoco

Last summer, Bachelor/Bachelorette alums Natalie Getz and David Good teamed up, strategized and became the co-winners of $250,000 on the first season of ABC’s spinoff series, Bachelor Pad.  Now, with the drama meter boiling over from this summer’s most intense cast of characters, ABC just might have a winner on its hands with Bachelor Pad 2.  I mean, who isn’t anxiously waiting for Vienna and Jake to go at it again or to see how Michelle Money is planning to play the game?

No matter what your motivation is for watching Bachelor Pad 2, if you want some insight and perspective on the cast, you’ve definitely come to the right place.  We spoke to the former Bachelor Pad winners, Natalie Getz and David Good, to find out their thoughts on the new season and what it takes to win.

We love their candidness and you will too.  In fact, you’ll be hearing a lot more from them this season as they join us every Monday evening to answer your burning Bachelor Pad 2 questions.  So, if you’re curious about the season, or maybe what goes on behind-the-scenes, send us your questions or Tweet them to @cupidspulse.  We will choose a few to feature the very next day on our site.

Now, here’s Natalie and David’s take on what’s in store:

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Aug 4, 2011 3

Jersey Shore Creator SallyAnn Salsano Dishes about Love in Italy and Her New Weight Loss Show, “Love Handles”

Posted In: Celebrity Interviews, Fitness/Health, Love
Cupid's Pulse Article: Jersey Shore Creator SallyAnn Salsano Dishes about Love in Italy and Her New Weight Loss Show, “Love Handles”
Photo courtesy of 495 Productions.

By Lori Bizzoco

When it comes to the topic of love, ABC’s The Bachelor, MTV’s Disaster Date, and Shot of Love with Tila Tequila certainly have that in common.  But, finding your amore isn’t the only thing that bonds these shows together.  They’ve also had the fortune of being produced by SallyAnn Salsano, a 37-year-old, fist-pumping dynamo, who is best known for creating the pop culture phenomenon, Jersey Shore.

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Jun 27, 2011 0

Jennifer Grisanti Talks ‘Story Line: Finding Your Gold in Your Life Story’

Posted In: Relationship Books
Cupid's Pulse Article: Jennifer Grisanti Talks ‘Story Line: Finding Your Gold in Your Life Story’

By Lori Bizzoco

Protégé to the great executive Aaron Spelling, Jennifer Grisanti learned the ins-and-outs of one of the most competitive businesses in America — entertainment.  During her time with Spelling, she worked on shows like 90210 and Melrose Place, moving on years later to become Vice President of Current Programming at CBS Paramount Network Television.  In 2007, she left Tinseltown’s lustrious world behind and established her own consultancy for aspiring writers, mentoring them on how to dig deep, find their truth and put it into words.  In her new book, Story Line: Finding Gold in Your Life Story, Grisanti offers advice on how to make your story the best it can be, while drawing from her own experiences in life, love and the workplace.  As she notes, her book “is a writing book for television and feature writers, but also a business, life and spiritual book for anyone who has a desire to learn how to add fiction to their truth and bring it to the page.”

We had the privilege of interviewing Jennifer last month.  Here’s what she had to say:

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Apr 13, 2011 3

Exclusive Giveaway: ‘Shark Tank’s’ Barbara Corcoran Talks Business, Relationships and ‘Shark Tales’

Posted In: Product Reviews, Products and Giveaways
Cupid's Pulse Article: Exclusive Giveaway: ‘Shark Tank’s’ Barbara Corcoran Talks Business, Relationships and ‘Shark Tales’
Barbara Corcoran's 'Shark Tales' book cover.

This post is sponsored by Barbara Corcoran.

By Lori Bizzoco

If you’re from New York or a fan of ABC’s reality show Shark Tank, there’s no denying that you’ve heard of Barbara Corcoran, the savvy real estate mogul who started her business with only $1,000 (given to her by an ex-boyfriend) and parlayed it into a billion dollar company.  She now sits among a panel of business tycoons (all men) as they battle it out to invest their hard earned money into the next big idea or product pitched to them by starving entrepreneurs.  For Corcoran, a woman who has been building a business all of her life, she says the show was perfect for her.  More than a successful entrepreneur, she is a wife and mother, something she proudly speaks about.  She says that most of what she learned about business was by watching her mother helm a household of 10 kids.  Her inspiring story is chronicled in her latest book, Shark Tales: How I Turned $1,000 into a Billion Dollar Business.

We had the privilege of speaking with Corcoran, who offered advice to single women who are interested in starting their own career.  She also shared what she’s looking for when choosing a new business.  The answers may surprise you; it’s not all about the numbers. Take a look at what she had to say:

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Apr 7, 2011 15

Cupid Exclusive: ‘Divorce Court’ Judge Lynn Toler Talks Divorce, Domestic Violence and Hollywood Couples

Posted In: Celebrity Interviews, Love
Cupid's Pulse Article: Cupid Exclusive: ‘Divorce Court’ Judge Lynn Toler Talks Divorce, Domestic Violence and Hollywood Couples
'Divorce Court' Judge Lynn Toler. Photo courtesy of Toler.

By Lori Bizzoco

The celebrity lens can make relationships look frivolous.  Two year courtships disintegrate as easily as a pair of worn-out running shoes, and headlines of “Betrayed,” “Cheating,” and the big “D” – Divorce – along with paparazzi shots of miserable stars fill the newsstands daily.  Divorce is an issue Cupid’s Pulse takes seriously, and who better to talk about it than Judge Lynn Toler from the popular TV series Divorce Court?  As a celebrity divorce expert, she has more than enough experience to offer solid, real-world advice for our readers.

For the past five years, Judge Toler has been the host of television’s longest running court program. A Harvard graduate, she has written two books, including My Mother’s Rules – which not only shares the wisdom of her mother, but takes an honest look at her childhood as the daughter of a man who struggled with both mental illness and alcoholism.  She has seen divorce firsthand countless times and has been part of the messy situations that can arise when two people who took vows of love are now each other’s worst enemies.  We asked Judge Toler for her perspective on divorce, relationships and Hollywood couples.  Take a look at what she had to say:

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Mar 22, 2011 2

Cupid Event: Finding Mr. Bright at Bloomingdale’s

Posted In: Cupid Events, Singles Events
Cupid's Pulse Article: Cupid Event: Finding Mr. Bright at Bloomingdale’s

By Vicky Sullivan of Aspiring Socialite

I fell in love with Bloomingdale’s long ago.  However, over the weekend, I got to experience love in an entirely new way during the Cupid’s Pulse Finding Mr. Bright event in the cosmetics department.  As I have grown to know all too well, New Yorkers never have enough time.  Therefore, multitasking is a must.  Getting both makeup and dating advice in one session is just what any social or corporate ladder climber needs.  The fabulous Lori Bizzoco (pictured left,) founder and editor-in-chief of Cupid’s Pulse, opened the program with a star-studded presentation on how to find love based on lessons learned from celebrity romances and heartbreaks. As a blogger and Aspiring New York Socialite looking for love, Lori has been an excellent mentor and complete inspiration to me.

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Mar 10, 2011 1

A Cupid Event: Finding Mr. Bright at Bloomingdale’s

Posted In: Cupid Events, Singles Events
Cupid's Pulse Article: A Cupid Event: Finding Mr. Bright at Bloomingdale’s

Need a little something to get your dating life back into the “spring” of things?  Take a trip to Bloomingdale’s in New York City and let Benefit introduce you to Mr. Bright, a brightening kit that is quite a catch!  Makeup experts will clue you in on all the essentials for a luminous complexion, while Cupid’s Pulse founder and editor-in-chief Lori Bizzoco will offer advice and insight on dating in today’s celebrity centered world – just like the site does every day!  Space is limited, so call 212-705-3483 to book your appointment.  Hope to see you there!

Who: Benefit and Cupid’s Pulse

What: Finding Mr. Bright

Where: Bloomingdale’s, 59th St. & Lexington Ave.
1000 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10022
Main floor, Cosmetics

When: Saturday, March 19 at 1 PM and 3 PM.

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Jan 13, 2011 0

Miss America 2011: Harvard Graduate and Miss Massachusetts Loren Galler-Rabinowitz is Much More than Just a Pretty Face

Posted In: Beauty, Guest Posts, Love, Relationship Advice Articles
Cupid's Pulse Article: Miss America 2011: Harvard Graduate and Miss Massachusetts Loren Galler-Rabinowitz is Much More than Just a Pretty Face
Loren Galler-Rabinowitz. Photo courtesy of Galler-Rabinowitz.

By Lori Bizzoco

The women of ABC’s The Bachelor may be competing for a man’s heart, but the only thing Loren Galler-Rabinowitz wants to win is this year’s Miss America crown!  But don’t think that the Miss Massachusetts contestant is just another pretty face.  The 2010 graduate from Harvard University has a degree in English and just finished a 10-year figure skating career as a U.S. Champion ice dancer.  In addition to her dreams of becoming a published poet, the Brookline, Mass. native received an $8,000 scholarship from the Miss America Organization as Miss Massachusetts, which she will put towards pursuing a medical degree.  If all this wasn’t enough, the 24-year-old won an additional $250 for winning the talent portion of the competition (nope, not for ice dancing – she’s a classically-trained pianist).  And this Saturday on ABC, Galler-Rabinowitz will show the country just why she deserves to win not only the Miss America title, but the $50,000 academic scholarship that goes along with it.

One reason is her devotion to her philanthropic cause, fighting childhood hunger.  In fact, Galler-Rabinowitz, who spent a lot of her childhood in Barbados where her mother runs the center for malnourished children, was awarded the Harvard’s English department’s Le Baron Briggs Traveling Prize for her humanitarian work.  Her goal is to work in the area of pediatrics.

How does this non-stop woman find time to accomplish all this – and manage a happy and healthy relationship with her boyfriend of three years?  Cupid was lucky enough to speak with her and find out:

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Dec 17, 2010 1

ABC’s Bachelor Pad Winner David Good Gives Dating Advice to Women in his New Book ‘The Man Code’

Posted In: Relationship Books
Cupid's Pulse Article: ABC’s Bachelor Pad Winner David Good Gives Dating Advice to Women in his New Book ‘The Man Code’


“Women have the power to control how men treat them,
how we act and how we are in society.”

By Lori Bizzoco

David Good got a bad rap when he appeared on The Bachelorette: Season 5 (Jillian Harris’ Season) in 2009.  Most infamous for his altercation with former contestant Juan Barbieri and the negative way he used the phrase ‘Man Code’, Good had the opportunity to redeem himself earlier this year on the all-star, spin-off competition Bachelor Pad.  Not only did Good surface from the show as the house favorite (and leader), he won the grand prize of $250,000 with partner Natalie Getz.  Now, the 29-year-old first-time author is using a portion of his winnings to set the record straight about the true meaning of “Man Code” in his new book, The Man Code: A Woman’s Guide to Cracking the Tough Guy.

Good gave Cupid a view of his softer side, while opening up about his country boy roots in West Alexandria, Ohio, and the importance of bringing back more of what he calls the “John Wayne” types.   Of course the interview wouldn’t be complete if we didn’t ask about his relationship status, too.  So, here’s what he had to say:

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Nov 24, 2010 0

Hard Sell Author Jamie Reidy Cooks Up Recipes in New Book, Bachelor 101

Posted In: Relationship Books
Cupid's Pulse Article: Hard Sell Author Jamie Reidy Cooks Up Recipes in New Book, Bachelor 101

By Lori Bizzoco

From representing pharma to cooking chicken parma, there’s no telling what best-selling author Jamie Reidy will do next. One thing that remains consistent is that his books are results-oriented and focus on sealing the deal, whether it’s in pharmaceutical sales or winning over a new love interest. Reidy’s new book, Bachelor 101: Cooking + Cleaning = Closing, is a cookbook and lifestyle guide for “idiot single guys like me,” he told Cupid in a recent interview.

A former pharmaceutical salesman, Reidy is best known for writing Hard Sell: The Evolution of a Viagra Salesman, the basis for today’s movie release, Love and Other Drugs starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Anne Hathaway. Cupid had the wonderful opportunity of speaking with Reidy last month, and he filled us in on his new book, which boasts 30 idiot-proof recipes for men who want to wow” that special someone:

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