The comments section in the post below this one is getting hefty again, so the post has been split to open a new comments section. There should be a new post at some point this week.
P.S. - About twitter sightings and other social media fakery:
has Jessica Dube dated since her sham stint ended after Worlds 2012?
She's not sharing on her facebook, when her facebook used to chronicle
every step she took with Scott Moir. Even after it was restricted, her
profile picture did the job. How come when she was "dating Scott Moir"
she was spotted thither and yon according to fans, not just with Scott,
but in full make out? Since her sham stint terminated, she's been on
Battle of the Blades, a program that has more of an audience than any
single program Jessica ever skated in her competitive career. She works
at Journey to Excel, in the high profile city of Toronto. She attended
fashion week last year. Are we to presume Jessica Dube hasn't been on a
date since she was replaced in the sham by Cassandra Hilborn? She's
invisible now? Where are the lower ranked skaters who admire her, where
are the people whose aunts know her sister and are at the same wedding
as Jessica, what happened to various fans who claimed to recognize her
in bars or restaurants or airports? Where were the sightings around the
BOTB venue and the Journey to Excel facilities?
Pelletier has a womanizing reputation thanks to getting with Jamie while
still married to his first wife. Has he become a monk? He's been on
BOTB as well, as a competitor (and won) and on the sidelines. He's on
twitter. Did he have plastic surgery to change his appearance? Is there a
vow of celibacy? How come he hasn't been "spotted" with anyone since
Tessa moved on with Ryan Semple? For that matter, how come all of those
people who "spotted" Tessa and Pelletier never had their phones or
cameras with them, but the people who "spot" Tessa now so often do? Who
is David dating?
Then there's Meryl Davis and Charlie
White. They wore gold medals in Sochi and stood on top of the podium.
They were stars of one of ABC's top-rated programs and Meryl Davis was
announced as the winner. The program had fun keeping Davis fans guessing
about her relationship with Maks (and boy did Maks bolt from that the
second the show ended, even if it meant people had to think he was
getting with JLo). Thanks to frequent close-ups of her in the audience
and frequent shout-outs by Charlie, Tanith Belbin's profile rose as
well. They're publicly engaged. Where are all the tweets telling us that
Charlie and Tanith are right here in this restaurant? Meryl Davis and
Charlie are such stars, the paps stalked them to the group vacation they
took with the DWTs pros and papped Charlie/Tanith's engagement
canoodling. Is Meryl in the same religious order as David Pelletier?
She's never out with a guy. Nobody ever sees her with Fedor.
think she's not seen with Fedor because fans don't WANT her to be with
Fedor, so they don't make it up. And because thus far, her relationship
with Fedor is by implication only, not ramped up like Tessa and Scott,
so Meryl isn't causing it to be done (unlike how the pap stuff on the
post-DWTs vacation was - a set up).
I just find it
amazing that Tessa is spotted out and about so consistently with Ryan
Semple, when she went years without ever being spotted by people on
social media, not even when she "dated" Ryan Semple in the past. She
gets a twitter account and - voila! She's spotted with him all the time,
and it's documented with photos. Was she just not famous enough before
she joined twitter?
Has Scott, the guy who partied so
hard he was said to be a creepy, coked up hooligan this past spring,
reformed so much he never goes out anymore? How can he go so long
without being "spotted" #greatpeople, #goldmedalistsx2, #staycool. Or is
he just so in love he and Kaitlyn never leave the hotel?
gets a twitter; suddenly it's Tessa who is being spotted left and
right. Before she got twitter, she must have been invisible at every
wedding, restaurant, bar, and next day event at both TIFF and fashion
week. She gets twitter, suddenly every random on the street can spot her
blocks away. Scott's facebook worked the same way. So did Jessica's.
also curious about when Ryan Semple became more famous than Scott Moir.
Someone tweeted that her sister was at a wedding, seated at the same
table as Scott and Tessa. Why didn't the sister whip out her phone and
commemorate the honor, since it was exciting enough to pass on to her
sibling? How come this only happens when it's Scott/Kaitlyn or