According to the millionaire's themselves.
As the fourth season of Millionaire Matchmaker came to a close this week, former millionaires who asked Patti Stanger to find them love have come forward to criticize Patti's practices and how they were portrayed on the show.
Basically, they're all still whining they can't get dates.
Like millionaire Jason Teich, for example. He claims the show pegged him as a "tough-talking, heavy drinking guy from Brooklyn," and hasn't been able to land a date since them. Jason complained, "Producers fed me drinks and then Patti yelled at me for being an alcoholic."
For some, their "personas" on the show have not only slowed down their love life, but also their business practices. Like Long Island divorce lawyer Doug Kepanis. He says because he was described as a "divorce attorney with an ugly bod" on the show, he's been dropped as a legal expert from TruTV and a lot of his female clients have turn their back on him. Obviously, this has everything to do with his supposed "ugly bod" and not his rather sexist remarks.
But the people who really seem to be having a problem with Patti isn't the men she's tried to help, but the network who's stood behind her. Sources report the show's fifth season is about to start filming, but it may end up being the last if Patti doesn't reign in her "antics." An insider explains:
"She thinks they aren't giving her the respect she deserves and she's telling friends that she's shopping her show to other networks. But Bravo is tired of her antics, insists it owns 'Millionaire Matchmaker' and wants to continue the show with a different matchmaker."
They've done it with the Housewives, they can do it with you honey. Don't kid yourself into thinking you're irreplaceable. You must not know about B! (that stand for Bravo, get it?)
When a Bravo rep was reached for comment, they confirmed that the fifth season was underway, but confessed "it is too early to say anything about Season 6."
That's not a good sign, BB! Better clean up your act in the months to come if you wish to stay in the reality biz.
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