Rock of Love Bus with Bret Michaels

Last updated
Rock of Love Bus with Bret Michaels
Rolbus bret girls10.jpg
The Cast of Rock of Love Bus
Created by Cris Abrego
Mark Cronin
Directed byMatt Bordofsky
Starring Bret Michaels
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes13
Production
Executive producersCris Abrego
Mark Cronin
Ben Samek
For VH1:
Leah Horwitz
Jill Holmes
Kristen Kelly
Jeff Olde
CinematographyBrian Steimle
Running time90 minutes (Premiere)
60 minutes
(including commercials)
Production companies 51 Minds Entertainment
VH1
Release
Original network VH1
Picture format HD [1]
Original releaseJanuary 4 (2009-01-04) 
April 19, 2009 (2009-04-19)
Chronology
Preceded by Rock of Love 2
Followed by Charm School with Ricki Lake
I Love Money 4
External links
Website

Rock of Love Bus with Bret Michaels is the third season of Rock of Love with Bret Michaels and was confirmed by VH1's website in a blog on July 16, 2008. In the show, eligible women live on tour buses and travel with Bret Michaels, competing for his attention and affection. The show premiered on January 4, 2009. [2] [3] On December 29, 2008 it was announced Rock of Love Bus would be the final Rock of Love. [4]

Contents

On September 28, 2008, a truck driven by a roadie hauling equipment for Rock of Love Bus, caused an accident when the driver fell asleep at the wheel. [5] The truck crossed over the median and into oncoming traffic on Interstate 57 near West Frankfort, Illinois. [6] The truck hit a pickup truck and a sports-utility vehicle. [6] The two 19-year-old college students in the sports-utility vehicle were killed, and the two individuals in the pickup truck were seriously injured. [6] The driver was charged with driving with a suspended license and moving violations. [5] [6] No other Rock of Love employees or crew were involved. According to a statement by VH1, Michaels asked that production be temporarily suspended. [7]

Contestants

Name [3] [8] Eliminated
Taya Parker Winner
Mindy Hall [9] Episode 12
Jamie Ross [10] Episode 11
Beverly Palmer [11] Episode 10
Ashley Klarich [12] Episode 9 [a]
Brittanya O'Campo [13] Episode 9
Farrah Sinclair [11] Episode 8
Kelsey Bateman [14] Episode 7
KamiEpisode 7 [k]
Jennifer "Jenny" BeitzelEpisode 6
Natasha McCollumEpisode 5
Marcia "Brazil" Alves [12] Episode 4
Maria BockEpisode 4 [m]
Brittaney StarrEpisode 3
Melissa MartinezEpisode 3
Constandina Savvenas [15] Episode 2
Megan Tomczak [16] Episode 2
Samantha Bengston [11] Episode 2
Nikki ShamdasaniEpisode 1
Gia Lynn [17] Episode 1
Stephanie FarrisEpisode 1
Heather Mariscal [12] Episode 1
Marciela "Marci" Mendoza [11] Episode 1

Elimination Order

Bret's Call-out Order
#ContestantsEpisodes
123456789101112
1AshleyAshleyBrittanyaKelseyAshleyJenniferTayaAshleyAshleyMindyTayaMindyTaya
2BeverlyBeverlyTayaNatashaNatashaKamiMindyBeverlyJamieJamieJamieTayaMindy
3BrittaneyBrittanyaNatashaFarrahFarrahJamieKamiBrittanyaMindyTayaMindyJamie
4BrittanyaConstandinaFarrahAshleyKelseyAshleyBeverlyFarrahBrittanyaBeverlyBeverly
5ConstandinaFarrahAshleyTayaTayaMindyJamieJamieBeverlyAshley [a]
6FarrahKelseyKelseyBrittanyaBrittanyaTayaAshleyMindyTayaBrittanya
7GiaMariaBeverlyMariaMindyBeverlyFarrahTayaFarrah
8HeatherMeganMindyMindyBeverlyKelseyKelseyKelsey
9KelseyMelissaMariaMarciaMarciaFarrahBrittanyaKami [k]
10MarciaMindyBrittaneyBeverlyMaria [m] BrittanyaJennifer
11MarciNatashaMarciaBrittaneyNatasha
12MariaSamanthaMelissaMelissa
13MeganTayaConstandina
14MelissaMarciaMegan
15MindyBrittaneySamantha
16NatashaNikki
17NikkiGia
18SamanthaStephanie
19StephanieHeather
20TayaMarci
21Jamie
22Jennifer
23Kami
  The contestant won the competition.
  The contestant won a solo date with Bret.
  The contestant won a group date with Bret.
  The contestant was eliminated.
  The contestant was going to receive a pass, but was eliminated.
  The contestant won a date with Bret, but was eliminated.
  The contestant won a date with Bret, but was eliminated before the elimination ceremony began.
  The contestant voluntarily withdrew from the competition.
  The contestant was added by Bret in Episode 5.

Episodes

Hustle on the Bustle

First aired January 4, 2009 (2.1M viewers) [18]

Michaels takes the show on the road. As he tours, a second bus brings along the women vying for his attention. The contest is specifically engineered to reflect the challenges of life on the road. [19]

Elimination Reasons

Fifteen Weddings and Three Funerals

First aired January 11, 2009

After all 15 recite their wedding vows, three girls must stay behind. [19]

Elimination Reasons

It's Babes on Ice

First aired January 18, 2009

There's a chill in the air as the 12 remaining contestants vie on ice against University of Illinois Women's Hockey [Club] and special guest player, Lacey. Tempers catch fire when one of the contestants is accused of secretly calling a boyfriend. [19]

Elimination Reasons

Roadies

First aired January 25, 2009

The ten remaining girls play roadie, racing to clear the stage. Winners get better seats at Michaels' concert. [19]

Elimination Reasons

Eight Is Not Enough

First aired February 8, 2009

The eight left become eleven when Michaels brings in new blood to amp the competition. [19]

Elimination Reasons

Mud Bowl III

First aired February 15, 2009

The contestants split into teams for a Mudbowl, with Michaels and the most valuable player going solo overnight. [19]

Pink Bus - Fallen Angels: Ashley, Farrah, Kelsey, Jamie, Jenny
Blue Bus - Sweethearts: Brittanya, Beverly, Kami, Mindy, Taya

Elimination Reasons

Truck Stop Games

First aired March 1, 2009

The contestants divide into three teams for competitive truck stop games. [19]

Blue Team: Ashley, Beverly, Kami
Green Team: Brittanya, Mindy, Jamie
Yellow Team: Kelsey, Farrah, Taya

Elimination Reasons

Bikini Day Care

First aired March 8, 2009

The seven remaining competitors take care of children at a pool party in Panama City Beach, Florida. [19]

Elimination Reasons

Exes and Oh's

First aired March 15, 2009 (2.4M viewers) [23]

Two women from Michaels' past, ex-girlfriend Ambre and runner-up Heather from the first Rock of Love, question the men of the competitors' past. Brittanya's Ex Royal T discloses that he and Brittanya had sex right before she left for the competition. Beverly freaked out her Ex-Husband did not show up and disclosed she was a teen mother at 17. Jaz, Taya's Ex ends up having an angry outburst. Mindy admits she cheated in her past relationship. It's revealed that Ashley still lives with her ex James, and he claims they still sleep together. [19]

Elimination Reasons

Duet to Me One More Time

First aired March 22, 2009

The four remaining girls sing along with Michaels with lyrics they've written to one of his songs. [19]

Elimination Reasons

Double Dates

First aired April 5, 2009

As the finale approaches, Michaels and the remaining three contestants try fantasy dates, but competition between the girls is escalating as the end draws near. [19]

Elimination Reasons

Bret's Rock of Love III

First aired April 12, 2009 (3.2M viewers) [24]

The two remaining contestants, Taya and Mindy, join Michaels in the Dominican Republic for their final chance to win him. [19]

Reunion Show

First aired April 19, 2009

In the reunion show, the contestants look back, becoming emotional and even violent as they share memories of the experience. [19]

After the show

Related Research Articles

<i>Flavor of Love</i>

Flavor of Love is an American reality television dating game show starring Flavor Flav of the rap group Public Enemy.

<i>Americas Next Top Model</i> (season 5)

America's Next Top Model was the fifth cycle of America's Next Top Model. The judging panel ensemble was altered: Janice Dickinson was replaced by one of the most recognizable models of the 1960s, Twiggy, and Nolé Marin was replaced by runway coach J. Alexander. The cycle's catchphrase was "Bling It On."

<i>Rock of Love with Bret Michaels</i> (season 1)

Rock of Love with Bret Michaels is a competition-driven reality television series starring Bret Michaels, the lead singer of the band Poison. The 12-episode series, which premiered July 15, 2007 on VH1, was created by Cris Abrego and Mark Cronin.

<i>Rock of Love with Bret Michaels</i> (season 2)

The second season of Rock of Love with Bret Michaels was confirmed by VH1 in October 2007. On December 8, 2007, VH1 started playing advertisements for Rock of Love 2 with Bret Michaels. The second season premiered on January 13, 2008.

<i>Rock of Love with Bret Michaels</i> American reality television dating game show

Rock of Love with Bret Michaels is an American reality television dating game show. It stars Bret Michaels, the lead singer from the band Poison. The show closely resembles the show Flavor of Love. The first season featured 25 women competing to be Michaels' girlfriend. Each week, the women face challenges, the winner of which gets to go on a date with Michaels. Some of the challenges were based on situations that they might encounter if chosen to be Michaels' girlfriend. The first season winner was 24-year-old Jes Rickleff from Naperville, Illinois. At the reunion, she revealed that she did not have romantic feelings for Michaels, and that she thought that he should have chosen the runner-up, Heather.

Taya Parker

Laurie Anne Maria White, professionally known as Taya Parker, is an American model, actress, singer, TV host and reality TV show contestant best known for winning the VH1 reality television show Rock of Love Bus with Bret Michaels.

<i>Rock of Love: Charm School</i>

Rock of Love: Charm School, known as Sharon Osbourne's Charm School in the UK, and as Charm School: Rock of Love Girls in Germany, is the second season of the VH1 reality television series Charm School. Fourteen contestants from both seasons of Rock of Love with Bret Michaels are competing to develop proper etiquette in order to win $100,000. Sharon Osbourne is the host. Rock of Love: Charm School first aired on VH1 on October 12, 2008. Brandi Mahon was ultimately named Charm School Queen and was awarded the $100,000.

<i>Britains Next Top Model</i> (series 5) Season of television series

Britain's Next Top Model, Cycle 5 is the fifth cycle of Britain's Next Top Model and the fifth cycle to air on Living. With an increased budget, Cycle 5 claims to be "bigger, better and more high-fashion than ever before."

<i>I Love Money</i> (season 2)

I Love Money 2 or I Love Money is the second season of the VH1 reality television series I Love Money, created by Surreal Life executive producers Cris Abrego and Mark Cronin. The 19 contestants for the second season were drawn from I Love New York, Flavor of Love, Rock of Love, and Real Chance of Love to compete in physical and mental challenges, aiming for a $250,000 grand prize. Production began in late October 2008 & wrapped November 2008, and the show premiered on February 2, 2009 with Craig J. Jackson returning to host. The winner of the competition was Angela Pitts, also known as Myammee.

<i>Paris Hiltons British Best Friend</i>

Paris Hilton's British Best Friend is a British reality television show where Paris Hilton searches for her new British best friend and is the second incarnation of the My New BFF franchise. The series aired on ITV2. Filmed in December 2008 and premiered on 29 January 2009 and consisted of eight episodes. The first episode received 428,000 viewers with 2% share.

<i>For the Love of Ray J</i> (season 1)

For the Love of Ray J was a dating show on VH1 that featured hip hop singer Ray J. The program had a format similar to Flavor of Love, I Love New York, and Rock of Love. One source notes that it "will be produced by the same geniuses" as those shows, 51 Minds. In reference to the series, Ray J said:

I've been in this game a long time... I've been with a lot of women but I'm ready to get out. I want to do this show to find a ride or die chick, a chick that makes me want to get out of the game.

Destiney Moore is a reality television personality and clothing designer who is known for her appearances on Rock of Love 2, I Love Money and Rock of Love: Charm School. She is also an occasional exotic dancer and posed nude for the September 2011 issue of Hustler.

<i>I Love Money</i> (season 1)

I Love Money is a reality television game show that aired on VH1. The show was created by The Surreal Life executive producers Cris Abrego and Mark Cronin. The contestants on this series are from the first two seasons of Flavor of Love, I Love New York and Rock of Love, and are competing in physical and mental challenges in an attempt to win $250,000. Production started in early February 2008, and concluded in March 2008. The show premiered on July 6, 2008 and the casting special aired on July 1. The show is hosted by Craig J. Jackson. The winner of the competition was Nicole Alexander, also known as Hoopz.

<i>Charm School with Ricki Lake</i>

Charm School with Ricki Lake is the third and final season of the VH1 reality television series Charm School. Fourteen contestants from Rock of Love Bus with Bret Michaels and Real Chance of Love must change their old ways and learn improvement through acts of charity work. Ricki Lake is the headmistress of the Charm School, and is assisted by deans Alani "La La" Vazquez and Stryker. Ebony Jones (Risky) was ultimately named Charm School Queen and was awarded the $100,000.

<i>For the Love of Ray J</i> (season 2)

For the Love of Ray J 2 is the second season of For the Love of Ray J on VH1. This season Ray J will bring 19 women to see which one is the love of his life.

<i>Daisy of Love</i>

Daisy of Love is an American reality television dating show which stars Daisy de la Hoya, the runner-up of the VH1 reality dating show Rock of Love 2. The show premiered on April 26, 2009, at 9:00 pm ET on VH1.

<i>Frank the Entertainer in a Basement Affair</i>

Frank The Entertainer in a Basement Affair is a VH1 reality television show starring Frank "The Entertainer" Maresca, who previously starred in I Love New York, I Love Money, and I Love Money 2. Unlike other dating shows, the contestants live with Frank and his parents in a house down the street from Frank's real home. The show premiered on January 3, 2010, with the series to run a total of 11 episodes. Fifteen women competed for his love. The winner was Kerry Schwartz.

The Biggest Loser: Couples 3 is the ninth season of the NBC reality television series The Biggest Loser. The contestants competed to win a $250,000 prize, which was awarded to Michael Ventrella, the finalist with the highest percentage of weight lost. It first aired January 5, 2010. After six episodes, The Biggest Loser went on hiatus and returned after the 2010 Winter Olympics on March 2, 2010. The live finale aired on May 25, 2010.

I Love Money 4 or I Love Money is the fourth season of the VH1 reality television series I Love Money, created by Surreal Life executive producers Cris Abrego and Mark Cronin. The fourth season's 18 contestants were drawn from I Love New York, Rock of Love, Real Chance of Love, Daisy of Love, Megan Wants a Millionaire, and For the Love of Ray J to compete in physical and mental challenges, aiming for a $250,000 grand prize. Production began in late August 2009 and wrapped September 2009, and premiered on 16 September 2010. The show was reportedly edited in order to focus on the competitions, as VH1 noted they "had a new programming filter in place" in the wake of the Ryan Jenkins off-camera tragedy. This was to be the final season of the series. The winner of the competition was Mindy Hall.

<i>The Face Australia</i> (season 1)

The Face Australia Season 1 is an Australian reality television modelling competition series, based upon the American version with the same format. This series follows three supermodel coaches, Cheyenne Tozzi, Naomi Campbell, and Nicole Trunfio as they compete with each other to find 'the face' of Fresh Effects, Olay. The series premiered on 18 March 2014, on Fox8.

References

  1. Romano, Allison (16 March 2009). "HD's Reality Check; Broadcast's scripted shows may look picture-perfect in HD, but most unscripted series remain stuck in standard". Broadcasting & Cable . 139 (11): 8. Archived from the original on 12 February 2010. Retrieved 28 February 2010.
  2. Wieselman, Jarett (2008-07-16). "Bret's Back For More "Love"". New York Post . Archived from the original on 2008-09-06.
  3. 1 2 "Rock of Love Bus: Meet The Girls". VH1 . 2008-12-05.
  4. Kinon, Cristina (December 29, 2008). "Rock of Love Ends". Daily News. New York.
  5. 1 2 Kohler, Jeremy (September 28, 2008). "Dozing truck driver blamed in crash that kills 2". St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
  6. 1 2 3 4 Schmadeke, Steve (September 30, 2008). "West Side college student, 19, killed in Downstate crash". Chicago Tribune.
  7. "Fatal Accident Derails Rock of Love Bus". VH1. September 30, 2008.
  8. "Rock of Love Bus with Bret Michaels: Cast Bios" . Retrieved March 29, 2009.
  9. Buck, Fielding (8 May 2009). "IN CONCERT // Bret Michaels' bus makes a stop at fair in Victorville". THE GUIDE. The Press-Enterprise . p. S03. Archived from the original on 29 June 2009. Retrieved 9 March 2010.
  10. Schreffler, Laura; Evans, Sean; Sidman, Amanda (7 April 2009). "Conrad Happily over 'The Hills'". Gossip. New York Daily News . p. 24. Retrieved 26 May 2010.
  11. 1 2 3 4 Leach, Robin (27 February 2009). "Strip Scribbles: Zac Efron is ShoWest's Breakthrough Performer of the Year". Las Vegas Weekly . Retrieved 11 October 2010.
  12. 1 2 3 Lawrence, Christopher (11 January 2009). "Jack Bauer's back, but hardly the same, in '24'". Features. The Las Vegas Review-Journal . p. 3J. Retrieved 9 March 2010.
  13. Harris, Mike (3 February 2010). "Reality show contestant facing felony charges stemming from party fight". Local. Ventura County Star . Retrieved 17 Apr 2010.
  14. Horiuchi, Vince (26 February 2009). "TV Preview: Salt Laker looks for 'Love'". The Salt Lake Tribune . Archived from the original on 16 July 2011. Retrieved 9 March 2010.
  15. "MySpace: Constandina Savvenas". Archived from the original on 2008-12-17. Retrieved 2008-12-12.
  16. "MySpace: Megan Tomczak". Archived from the original on 2008-12-08. Retrieved 2008-12-07.
  17. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-07-03. Retrieved 2009-06-24.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  18. Levin, Gary (8 January 2009). "Kennedy rises, Clark rocks". LIFE. USA Today . p. D.3. Retrieved 26 May 2010.
  19. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 "Rock of Love Bus with Bret Michaels: Episode Summaries, Highlights, and Recaps". VH1 . Retrieved March 25, 2009.
  20. Locations near Champaign, IL, including David S. Palmer Arena in Danville, Illinois and Big Al's in Peoria, Illinois
  21. Locations in the Chicago area, including Hammond, Indiana.
  22. Locations in and around Birmingham, Alabama, including Elkton, Tennessee and Decatur, Alabama
  23. Starr, Michael (18 March 2009). "Starr Report". TV Wednesday. New York Post . p. 76. Retrieved 26 September 2010.
  24. Hibberd, James (15 April 2009). "Brighter Mon. at NBC". The Hollywood Reporter . 409: 10. Retrieved 26 May 2010.[ dead link ]