BEHIND THE VELVET ROPE

Share

Bachelor Nation's Michael Garofola (on Chris Harrison, Cancel Culture, Recent Attack, Friend Clare & More)

Ep. 224

Bachelor Nation’s Michael Garofola steps Behind The Rope. First things first, we chat with Michael about his recent “run-in” with a security guard. Michael chats about how he was assaulted and "had his phone smashed” as a result of this run in. Michael opens up about the circumstances surrounding this run in - what caused it, how it played out, the resulting injuries and the charges he has since pressed as a result. Once we make sure Michael is alright, we delve deep into what ya all wanna chat about, Bachelor Nation. Michael chats about his experiences on the “often underrated” reason of the Bachelorette he was on with Desiree Hartsock. Proving that you can really find love on TV, she is still married to and has a child with final rose holder Chris Siegfried, Michael breaks down how he felt when he was eliminated by Desiree and chats about the behind the scenes shenanigans of being on a show in the Bachelor Nation empire. Those shows also include Bachelor In Paradise and Winter Games. We discuss both. Speaking of Winter Games, we chat about one of Michael’s co-stars, the one on everyone’s minds and lips, Clare Crawley. We discuss the breakup with Dale and the current pictures of the two of them back together (?) that recently surfaced on line. Of course, we could not let Michael escape our clutches without discussing our current Romeo, Matt James, and how his season is going. On that note, we address Rachael Kirkconnell’s past “alleged racial” actions and social media posts, Bachelor Nation’s response to those actions and posts, Chris Harrison’s chat with Rachel Lindsay which caused him to “step aside” from his role as host within Bachelor Nation, whether Chris should have stepped aside, the public’s reaction to Chris’ statement and, now, cancellation, the involvement and responsibility of ABC, whether Chris will and should be back and what the future looks like for Bachelor Nation. There is a lot going on these days in Bachelor World and Michael is here to help us make sense of it all.


@michaelgarofola

@behindvelvetrope

@davidyontef


Bonus Episodes Available at - https://www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope



Brought to you by HelloFresh https://www.HelloFresh.com/12velvet (Use code 12velvet for 12 FREE Meals, including free shipping)



Brought to you by Better HELP https://www.betterhelp.com/velvetrope



Merch Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198


More Episodes

4/19/2021

Kary Brittingham (on RHOD Past, Present & Future!)

Ep. 259
Kary Brittingham steps Behind The Rope.We waste no time in breaking down all the goings on this current Season Five of RHOD.Kary chats about her on again - off again “relationship" with newbie Tiffany Moon.Kary breaks down some of her biggest “dramas” with Tiffany so far this season and chats about why they just can’t seem to see eye to eye.Kary also addresses her current unexpected “issues” with Trunk Show Partner in Crime D’Andra Simmons.We discuss the word “bully” which has been thrown around a lot this current RHOD season and address whether that word is being appropriately used in regards to, not only to Kary, but the rest of the cast as well.We have a rapid fire round with Kary on such pressing topics as: nicest, closest with, most fake, who should be replaced, and many others as it relates to Tiffany, D’Andra, Kam, Stephanie and Brandi.Breaking the fourth wall, we address how RHOD, and every other Housewives’ franchise, plays out in large part on social media, as opposed to TV, and how one learns, Tiffany we are speaking to you, to deal with that.Speaking of off air, Kary shares her opinions on Brandi Redmond’s cryptic Instagram message that has viewers wondering, is she really leaving the series?Of course, with all the drama surrounding Kary and some of the other women this season, D’Andra and Tiffany, we needed to ask Kary if she wishes OG LeeAnne Locken were back, instead of one of those two, or in addition to help deflect the drama.Finally, Kary dishes on who she is and is not following on social media, the current status of all of her relationships with RHOD present and past, yes LeeAnne included, and just why don’t we see more of her husband, Eduardo, this season on RHOD.@karybritt@behindvelvetrope@davidyontefBonus Episodes Available at - https://www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetropeThis episode is brought to you by https://www.storyworth.com/velvet ($10 off First Purchase)This Episode is brought to you by Apostrophe https://www.apostrophe.com/pod/VELVET/ ($15 off First Visit)Merch Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198
4/17/2021

The Real Housewives of Miami's Ana Quincoces (Catching Up)!

With all this talk about a Real Housewives of Miami Reboot, today we share our chat from a few months ago with RHOM's Ana Quincoces. Ana fills us in on all that she has been up to since we last saw her on our TV screens on the classic Bravo Show, The Real Housewives of Miami.Born and raised in Miami, of Cuban descent, Ana is here to tell it all.Ana and David bond over both being recovering lawyers and having moved on to other great careers.In Ana’s case, she has been running a legit business, Skinny Latina. Started in 2013, it is a marinate and sauces business, to help making cooking easier and to help make anything taste good.With a name like Skinny Latina, we have to ask, has she heard from Bethenny Frankel or her Skinny Girl team?The answer is not what you would expect.We also discuss her appearance on the "Food Network Star" and how her fellow contestants felt she got special treatment for being a former “Housewife”.Speaking of Housewives, Ana discusses how she originally got cast, why she said yes to the opportunity and how the producers really felt about her.Ana tells us all about her cast mates Lea Black, Adriana de Moura, Alexia Echevarria, Marysol Patton, Lisa Hochstein, Karent Sierra and last, but certainly not least, Joanna Krupa and where her relationship with reach stands today.She explains what being on Watch What Happens Live was like and how her life changed as a result of being on the show.One career high was co-hosting The View - we discuss Barbara Walters, was the environment really as "toxic" as everyone says and what happened when two of her guests were RHONJ's very own Melissa Gorga and Jacqueline Laurita.Head on over to https://www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope to listen to the full episode out today!!@anaqooks@behindvelvetrope@davidyontef
4/16/2021

Shuga Cain (RuPaul's Drag Race) - An Interview

Ep. 258
Shuga Cain steps Behind The Rope.Shuga is here to discuss it all!Of course, all includes RuPaul’s Drag Race and Shuga’s Season Eleven contribution to the brilliant show.Shuga takes us down the road of her journey from quitting a six figure a year job, to performing nightly in the legendary New York City nightlife club scene to eventually applying and being chosen for Drag Race.Shuga opens up about the positives and negatives of Drag Race, the judges Michelle Visage, Carson Kressley and Ross Mathews as well as RuPaul herself.Shuga breaks down the best and hardest parts of Drag Race and lifts the curtain for a look into what filming the hit TV show is really like.We also chat about guest judges Miley Cyrus, Adam Rippon and last, but certainly not least, The Real Housewives of Atlanta’s Kandi Burruss.Finally Shuga discusses her music, her epic card reading, she is an Empath after all and chats with The Rope about when we might possibly see her walk down the aisle with her current fiancé who she has been so happily quarantining with.What is next for Miss Shuga Cain? Tune in to find out!@missshugacain@behindvelvetrope@davidyontefBonus Episodes Available at - https://www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetropeBrought to you by Mint Mobile https://www.mintmobile.com/velvetropeBrought to you by Better HELP https://www.betterhelp.com/velvetropeMerch Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198