Monday, July 30, 2012

Arie Is The Next Bachelor!

July 30, 2012
OK, so Fopsie, Teddy's best friend and source on all things Hollywood, has been wrong a few times lately, but this time she swears she for sure knows who's going to be the next Bachelor: Arie Luyendyk Jr., the race car driver from Arizona!
Recently Arie gave a quote making it SEEM like he was interested in finding love on TV again: “I went into the Bachelorette with zero expectations and I found love. It was very hard to move forward, but I still hold the same hope in my heart that someone out there will, someday, be the perfect fit,” he explains. “It would be a very tough decision to open myself up again like that, but I do know I’m ready to find someone. You never know!”

Here are some Arie facts:

1. He's European
Arie lives in Scottsdale, Arizona, but he's originally from s’Hertogenbosch, Netherlands. You know what that means: He's refined, sophisticated, and started drinking at the age of 15. Triple score!

2. He Lives Life in The Fast Lane — Literally
Arie's a world-famous car racer, who placed second in the 2002 Infiniti Pro Series. He has numerous awards under his seatbelt, but he's all about using his celebrity to give life lessons. "The most challenging skill to learn while daily driving was patience," Arie says. "Patience is something that every young driver needs because driving fast just gets you into trouble!"

3. His Dad Is a Two-Time Indie 500 Winner
Arie's dad, Arie Luyendyk Sr., is a famous race driver who won the Indianapolis 500 not once, but twice! "Growing up in a racing family is great," Arie says. "I went to most of the races and the sport became a part of life. The people at the track were like family so it was no surprise when I wanted to be a driver. My father was very laid back about my driving."

4. He's Outdoorsy
When Arie isn't busy racing cars and looking ridiculously hunky, he spends time in the great outdoors! Arie's passionate about hiking, snowboarding and travel, and says he loves visiting new places. Could a fabulous honeymoon with Emily Maynard be in his future?

5. He's a Fashionister!
Arie has great style, and started a clothing line in 2012 called Anti-Celeb. Sadly, the domain name for his website has expired, but here's to hoping that Arie's experience on The Bachelorette will inspire him to continue his foray into women's wear.

6. He's a Jailbird
Arie was arrested a total of two times back in 2008, once for driving without registration, and once for driving with a suspended license. Psssh, don't the police know who they're dealing with? Boyfriend was born to speed!

7. He Wears Boxer-Briefs
It's the question that's been on our minds since we first saw Arie's face. Does he wear boxers or briefs? Answer: Both! "The briefs, they just come up too high. And boxers, it's too much room," Arie explains while we blush.

8. He's Friends With Kim Kardashian
Reality royalty, HRH Kim Kardashian, is a huge fan of race car driving (apparently...), and when she visited Indiana's Motor Speedway back in 2010, Arie gave her a full tour. We can only assume Kim schooled Arie on the pressures of reality stardom in preparation for his stint on The Bachelorette.

9. He's a Real Estate Agent
Arie is a true renaissance man! He races, designs, and even has a real estate license in Arizona, where he sells the occasional home. Hey –– if he and Emily move in together, maybe he can get them a sweet deal.

10. He Teaches Driver's Ed
Stop everything you're doing (reading this article) and check out Arie's piece de resistance, Road Skillz, a "revolutionary new type of driving skills DVD, aimed specifically at 16-25 year old drivers." Apparently, this bad boy features "popular music," so count us in. 

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Did Teddy Pull A Pippa Middleton?

July 28, 2012
I told you there was drama at Felicia and Edward's wedding. It came in the form of Teddy's bridesmaid dress.
Several of the guests (well, just Teddy's grumpy mother, actually) thought that just like Pippa Middleton's bridesmaid gown the Brit wore to sister Kate Middleton's wedding to Prince William, Teddy's bridesmaid gown was too tight, too silky and showed off much too much of Teddy's derriere. Faux paw!

Felicia's Headband: A Fashion Do or a Fashion Don't?

July 28, 2012
Felicia took a chance with her wedding headband.

Felicia and Edward's Reception

July 28, 2012
After Felicia and Edward said "I do," they went to Teddy's reception in her back yard. As usual, Teddy put on a fabulous spread complete with fresh flowers, Chardonnay and ritzy gold chargers.
Felicia and Edward were super lovey dovey and couldn't keep their paws off each other (!).
Teddy and Nibs were drama free (for now).
But Teddy and Felicia's parents, well, they didn't look so cuddly. Did something ruffle their fur?
Stay tuned for more photos from the clan's Wedding Of The Year!

Felicia and Edward Are Married!

July 28, 2012
The day has finally come! This afternoon Felicia walked down the aisle to Edward's waiting paws on Teddy and Nibs' backyard lawn.
Nibs officiated while Teddy served as the maid of honor. Teddy shed a miniscule tear when Felicia read her vows to Edward, promising to be a beary good wife for eternity.
The ceremony lasted 15 minutes and toward the end, Edward sealed the deal with a kiss for his bride.
Everyone got along, even Teddy and Felicia's parents!  M I R A C L E !
Stay tuned for more photos from the reception...

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Teddy's FATHER!

July 26, 2012
This morning Teddy got a knock on her front door.
It was Teddy's father!!! Teddy was so happy to see her daddy. Unlike her mom, her dad is drama free.
The two bears sat in Teddy's living room for a while and caught up over berry soda.
(Notice something odd about Teddy's dad? HE DOESN'T LOOK A THING LIKE TEDDY!)

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Will Felicia Look Like Angelina Jolie For Her Wedding?

July 25, 2012
With Felicia's wedding just days away, Teddy thought it was high time her sister picked out some material for her wedding dress! The dress maker needs to get cracking ASAP.
"Felicia, I suggest silk and lace," Teddy said but not in an older sister tone. "Maybe some tulle for your veil?" Teddy showed Felicia several swatches of fabric.
"Teddy, I just don't know what to do!" said Felicia. "You decide!"
"I think you should don a long white satin gown, like something Angelina Jolie would wear," said Teddy, not knowing what else to say. Teddy can be bossy but she really doesn't like telling another bear how to dress for her isn't proper!

Monday, July 23, 2012

Emily Maynard's Diamond Engagement Ring

July 23, 2012
The Bachelorette didn't end the way Teddy thought it would. For weeks Teddy thought the winner would be Arie, but then we all saw Jef steal Emily's heart. Awww. Nice that he put a ring on it and chose a big, 3.5 carat, 88 diamond sparkler from Neil Lane. Yup, there are 88 (!) diamonds on this ring.
The ring is bigger than Teddy! Anyhow, nice to see a guy drop to his knee and say such nice words, sigh.
Teddy feels this couple will end up walking down the aisle. Emily said she wants a spring 2013 wedding.
Teddy's favorite part of last night's show? When Jef told Emily she would no longer be lonely. Sweet. He's moving to NC for her when they return from Africa. Teddy will try to keep you posted on all things Jefily!

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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Happy Birthday Teddy!

July 10, 2012
Teddy's birthday is today. She has been too busy with Felicia's wedding to pop up on this blog lately, but she for sure will be enjoying some cake this afternoon with Nibs, we can guarantee that!