|New England Revolution's forward Taylor Twellman. (Courtesy of Cosmopolitan)|
Bay State’s No. 1 bachelor
The New England Revolution’s sweet-faced forward Taylor Twellman has been named Massachusetts’ hottest bachelor by Cosmopolitan. He’ll be featured in the November issue of the magazine and will attend a party in New York to celebrate when it comes out on Oct. 13. Twellman (above), who split last year from wife, Lindsay, reveals in his Cosmo Q&A that he hates talking to women about his job (“I’m looking for a girl who’s about being with me, not about being with a soccer player,’’ he says), and that he’s into ladies who wear white tops with jeans and high heels. Good to know. Cosmo’s November issue also features love advice from NFL personalities - including the Patriots’ Wes Welker and former Pats QB Matt Cassel. Welker says in the mag that he doesn’t like e-mail snoops. “Call me so you know where I am, follow me to see if I’m doing what I say I’m doing, hire a private investigator . . . but whatever you do, do not snoop through my e-mail or cellphone.’’ Cassel reveals what a woman could say to turn him off: “I had garlic for lunch.’’
But when the group asked Tufts academic dean James Glaser for permission to miss class to fly to LA for the show next month, he wasn’t as supportive as they had expected. According to 20-year-old ’Bubs leader Eli Seidman, Glaser didn’t technically forbid the group from participating in the reality show, but he declined to give permission for members to miss class. “Maybe I’m a little naive when it comes to this, but I figured it would be an easy sell,’’ Seidman said, adding that colleges often let athletes out of class for games. “This is prime-time television. I figured it would be good for Tufts pride.’’
Seidman, who says the ’Bubs were the only college ensemble chosen for the show, told us that NBC gave the group a deadline of today to get permission to participate. Glaser was not available for comment yesterday, but Tufts spokeswoman Kim Thurler said the ’Bubs have been encouraged to talk to their many professors to get permission to miss class during production. That’s how it works, even for athletes, she said: Students have to check with each professor before missing class.
Of course, how much class they miss will depend on how well the ’Bubs do. If they stay in the competition, they could miss the end of the semester and part of finals. Seidman said that so far, profs have been supportive and are giving time off, but the group is under the gun to get endorsements from all instructors for all members. It’s been a lot of running around and last-minute negotiation. “It would just be a bummer if it didn’t work out,’’ Seidman said. “The guys have been working so hard.’’ “Sing-Off’’ will air as four two-hour episodes starting Dec. 14.