Who Wants To Marry A Liar-Loser/Multi-Millionaire?
February 19, 2000 5:54 PM   Subscribe

Who Wants To Marry A Liar-Loser/Multi-Millionaire? Unfortunately for Hard-bodied nurse Darva Conger, her. It seems that the pointy chinned-geek multimillionaire of Fox's ratingsfest "Who Wants To Marry A Multi-Millionaire" wasn't exactly the man he made himself out to be. (I personally would've gone wither with the other blonde, or the brunette next to her at the end.) - Aw c'mon - you can admit it - I know you saw at least some of that two hour scoop o' slop... - Uhhmmmm welll... yeah - well I was just testing you - I didn't see it either... yeah... umm I was watching basketball.... On an entirely different note - how about that 90210? - I'm really getting worried about Kelly...... Uh yeah, well I was just testing you again... Ummmmm... I gotta go now...
posted by Magnus (2 comments total)
also, the smoking gun has an ex-girlfriend's petition for a restraining order against him.an ex-fiancee told the court that her "repeated attempts to break off an engagement" led Rockwell to assault her and threaten that "he would find me and kill me" the petition to the court also included one rather personal detail of her 18-month relationship with Rockwell. "Many times, during sex, he attempted to become physically and verbally abusive," she stated. "His temper is short and he will randomly throw anything in his path."

posted by palegirl at 9:09 PM on February 19, 2000

I rarely watch any of the big networks; I tend to stick to the History channel, TLC, Travel Channel, Cartoon Network and the Discovery Channel.

I was on the Yahoo TV listings page trying to see what was on, when I spotted this two-hour entry on Fox. It's relation to "Who wants to be a Millionaire?" was clear, but I assumed it was some opportunistic TV movie, and had to admit being curious about what the plot hook was.

I was sickened when I saw what it really was. I did not tune in; I had no curiosity whatever about it.

The entire concept is apalling. This was even worse than the Dating Game; at least there they tried to pretend that the decision was being made on the basis of personality, and they weren't making what is normally considered to be a "life commitment" to a total stranger. Here, these women were actually willing to marry someone they'd never met, based solely on the knowledge that he was wealthy.

Frankly, there's a certain cosmic justice in discovering that he turned out to be a snake. Any woman this foolish deserves what she gets.

They were actually married on camera? Amazing.

Is there any depth to which TV will not stoop? I saw trailers for a show on one of my channels for "vacation videos" which showed someone being mauled by a polar bear which reached its head through the bars at a zoo and grabbed this person's leg.

What next? Televised executions? I wouldn't put it past them.

About ten years ago, a government official in NY called a press conference, and in front of a room full of reporters, while cameras were rolling, he pulled out a pistol, stuck it in his mouth, and pulled the trigger.

The TV news that night on the channel I happened to be running ran the clip, including his death. I turned my head and refused to watch.

And I never watched that TV channel's news show again.

posted by Steven C. Den Beste at 9:47 PM on February 19, 2000

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