(POSSIBLE MAJOR SPOILERS)
I found a conflicting article from Dallas saying he has a new girlfriend. I can't post the link because I had to join the Dallas registration in order to read it. So instead I will put the Joe Schmo links thread instead. I will also post the article itself. The reason I put possible major spoilers was because the article below mentions NOT about tonight's show, but it does however tells how Matt feels NOW. So if you still want to know read on....
Joe Schmo Links:
Last chance not to read!...
You might regret it!.....
Seriously I kind of wished I didn't!...
Ah who knows it could be a elaborate hoax anyway to fool the media and the audience!.....
Okay if that's how you want it!!!....
Joe Schmo won't bite the hand that tricked him
05:22 PM CST on Sunday, October 26, 2003
By MANUEL MENDOZA / The Dallas Morning News
Joe Schmo wants you to know he's not mad.
"I've been treated very well," says the unwitting reality star, whose real name is Matt Kennedy Gould. "I'm certainly not going to begrudge them for wanting to make a solid TV show."
In this case, good treatment not to be begrudged is a Truman Show -style con job Spike TV pulled on the 28-year-old law-school dropout. He was duped into playing the title character on the cable network's Joe Schmo Show.
The producers surrounded him with a cast of actors portraying various reality-TV types – the Schemer, the Virgin, the Gay Guy. They lived together for nine days, participating in games and rituals that parodied such reality staples as Big Brother.
Mr. Gould was told he was on a show called Lap of Luxury with a $100,000 prize at stake. How he reacted when he found out the truth is something like a state secret, to be revealed Tuesday. Now, Mr. Gould says, he's happy to be starring in his own series. He has a new girlfriend and plans to pursue his options in show business.
As for those who say he should have seen through such satirical elements as the tacky "immunity robe" and the "Hands on a High-Priced Hooker" competition, he says, "Of course, I thought things were weird. But you just chalk it up to the oddities of reality television. ... Show me the guy who's going to guess that a multimillion dollar project is based around him and I'll show you a Harvard grad."
For the record, Mr. Gould attended Penn State.
...But I'm from Pittsburgh!