Update on the Megan Interview and More News Coming Later Tonight

February 27th, 2009 | 947 Comments | Posted in The Bachelor 13 - Jason

So I’m sorry to report, but the last 35 minutes of the Megan interview is gone. Not because ABC killed it, not because I thought I’d get in trouble for airing it, and not because Megan did anything wrong. Bottom line: When I stopped recording the interview, it was 1 hour and 28 minutes long. When I saved it, I thought it saved the full file. After making it an mp3 file and creating a link, it wasn’t til then that, for whatever reason, the file only contained 53 minutes. Honestly, I have no idea what happened. So here’s where we stand right now. I spoke with Megan and she said she’d be more than glad to re-record it. But with the weekend coming up, and the finale Monday, I’m thinking maybe when this is all said and done, we’ll just have Megan come on talk about everything that just happened. I just think after Tuesday, her talking about the WTA taping won’t be as significant, even though she had some good stuff (i.e. – Jason was brought in for his segment and then left. None of the girls ever got to speak to him before the taping started backstage, nor afterwards. It’s like he was President Mesnick and was entering a hotel lobby or something with Secret Service wheeling him in and out. Don’t you find that a little odd they don’t even let him speak with anyone? And oh yeah, Jillians question to him? The only one that was asked. He never took questions from the audience, nor from any of the other 14 girls that were sitting there. Uh huh. How can you not see what’s going on here?).

So, it looks like more media is picking up on the information I had a month ago. If you’ve gotten your US Weekly this week, you’ll see I’m quoted a few times in the article on the shows finale, but also, a source that they’re claiming is with ABC production, confirms everything I said was true, even down to the “Jason was seeing Molly behind Melissa’s back.” Once again, you can choose to believe US Weekly or not. “Star” magazine has it as well in their 3 page story on the finale.

Also, one of “Access Hollywoods” insiders, Laura Saltman, posted a on her blog “Dish of Salt”, basically everything that I’ve told you for the last month as well. You can read that right here:

Dish of Salt – “What I Know About ‘The Bachelor’ Scandal

As always, you can choose to believe Laura or not. I tend to think she’s brilliant, but hey, that’s just me being biased. Although, it is pretty funny I’m not the only one who’s now talking about how this finale is made out. If you said, “Well, he’s just a blogger, he’s not credible”, fine. There’s definitely some validity to that. But when magazines and entertainment sites are running with it? Hmmmmm. Probably a little truth there, don’t you think? Whatever. Only three days away now before all this comes crashing down on everyone. Of course, the shock value will probably be worn off by then since you’ll have known about this for almost two weeks. I think most of the shock will come from you saying, “Holy crap! Reality Steve was right!”

I’ve said from the beginning that the only thing I really knew from the ATFR 1 taping in January was the outcome. Remember yesterday when I said I was getting some more info about what went down on the ATFR 1, and I’d release it Monday? Well, I’ve decided to tell you now. The outcome of the ATFR 1 taping, as you know, was that Jason dumps Melissa for Molly. I’ve said that numerous times. I’m starting to hear more information about some of the things that shake down. My sources are telling me that there is a huge meltdown which brings Jason to tears, and it comes from Melissa. I’m talking screaming him down, maybe some cursing, an overall verbal beatdown and then she storms off set. I’ve heard this from more than one source now and I feel pretty comfortable going with it. Now, the part I don’t know for sure is what caused this. But I can sure guess. If she just got broken up with, I’m guessing she’d be upset, but nothing to that extent. So I’m beginning to think more and more that Melissa’s emotional breakdown is caused by the fact that Jason does in fact tell her about Molly, and that he’s been seeing her. I really can’t think of anything else. That’s the type of reaction I’d expect when you tell your fiance, “Oh by the way, I’ve been seeing Molly.” Once again, you can choose to believe this or not. We shall see Monday. I’m 99% positive the Melissa meltdown happened based on what I’ve heard. The reason for the meltdown, Jason telling her about Molly, is speculation on my part. But I think I’m gonna be right on this one.

Now, as for what happens later tonight. Yesterday, I told you that the ATFR 2 was taped Wednesday and Melissa was part of it. Well, that was a mistake on my part. All I had heard was it was CONFIRMED they were going to tape an ATFR 2 and that Melissa would be part of it. I shouldn’t have said it was already taped because I wasn’t 100% sure. But what I had heard was that “either its done, or its going to get done”, and I jumped the gun and said its done. Woops. In the grand scheme of things, that’s meaningless though. So I was two days off as to when the ATFR 2 taped. That’s so inconsequential at this point, even though I’m sure plenty of you will jump all over me for it. Keep in mind, everything that’s important about this season is centered around the ATFR 1 taping I’ve known about for a month. That’s where the sh*t hits the fan. Who cares what day the ATFR 2 is taped on since that’s just pretty much gonna be a fluff piece anyway? Yesterday I told you it taped Wednesday but I wouldn’t have any information about it before it aired, right? Well, now I’m telling you it tapes today and I’ll have details of it tonight. I’m guessing you’re more pleased with the latest developments, so, me having the date wrong by 48 hours couldn’t be less important. Check back later if you want an update on the ATFR 2 taping today in California.

That’s it. I appreciate all the people who have now registered at RealitySteve.com so they can leave comments. Over 300 already on the first day, which is more than I ever expected. I just figured people would stop commenting. Anyway, have a great weekend, and I’ll see you Monday. Email any questions, comments, praises, criticisms, and love letters to steve@realitysteve.com.

947 thoughts on “Update on the Megan Interview and More News Coming Later Tonight

  1. I got knocked off too.
    #892, and Need MyLifeBack:
    Sorry, what I wrote was confusing; we were both from same hometown, Gloucester, MA; one reason we chose Lunenburg is that it was sister city to Gloucester.
    I think RS must be either posting, or trying to put the new stuff on; it keeps going down.

  2. #895 I guess everyone can see things differently. I never liked the girl at all (perhaps due to ABC’s edit) This is one of the few years I completely disliked one of the finalists let alone the one who ends up the winner.

  3. yeah….getting errors…The site is busssssy…..I think I will go make some Cinnabon rolls…

  4. I keep getting knocked off the site too -
    Pink was Pinkgirl who told us ahe was related to Jason and that Mel and J were together. SOme of us believed her – but then I saw the other post on FORT (squaredpants) – and I think they may have been 1 and the same. We still believed RS, but we thought J may have gone back to Mel at the ATFR2.
    I don’t care for Mol – so really didn’t want her to “win”.

  5. Can you see the morning headlines “Reality Steve Fans knock down entire Yahooo Network”

  6. #903 whoknew – so did she confess to being related to Jason? i didn’t think she admitted anything.

  7. I am surprised there is still a FORT’er insisting J is still w/Mel. Even now she is saying that as if it’s truth.

  8. When I asked if she was related to J, she posted a smiley face. I thought she was his sister-in-law and could understand she couldn’t go into detail. Guess she was just stirring up the board………or something else!

  9. Did everybody go to the hollywoodgossip site that Kate put us on to? If so, does the senario that they give make it any better that he switched?

  10. But even if I could get on, I’m not registered over there so probably couldn’t get anywhere on it anyway.

  11. I’ve had a hard time getting back on here – anytime I refresh or submit, then I get the error…..

  12. I read that Hollywood gossip site from 907. If Melissa was the one who cooled things off, then why would she be so upset about him choosing Molly?

  13. I just got back on; kept getting error code; figured maybe RS was loading new page, but don’t see it

  14. Me too. i totally got bumped out and couldn’t get back in, i even rebooted. now i wonder if we’ll get news tonight. its been longer than 10 minutes.

  15. Virginianbeach
    I realized after I re-read you earlier post re: Gloucester, that it DID make sense. I was just sleepy. It’s 12:47 AM in Nova Scotia.
    Yeah – too bad there wasn’t a way to keep in touch outside of this. Too scared to post my name or email because my email basically gives out my complete name. Otherwise wouldn’t care.

  16. I’m flipping falling asleep. How long does it take to tell us mel and Jason are not together and never will be …. or they were, they weren’t and now they are? Come on Maddie! Smile for the camera heehee

  17. #926; my main email does too, but I have a 2nd one that my server allowed me to add that doesn’t; are you using local server up there – they might let you do that also. otherwise I wouldn’t care either because they wouldn’t get thru my spamblocker anyway unless I allowed it.

  18. with icing….and they are delicious….Steve is going to not get one…his update is too late

  19. Sorry- technical question. What is a PM and how does it work? And what was that trick to search in on this site? Thanks!

  20. the new post is AT THE TOP OF THE OLD ONE. THE VERY TOP OF THE PAGE. PLEASE POST IN THAT NEW SECTION. IT IS MUCH SHORTER!!!!

  21. I’ve been following this blog all season and it has provided quite a lot of entertainment for me. I’ve never actually watched The Bachelor before, but I’m glad I got sucked in this season. Anyway, I haven’t read anything about what has happened in the last few days cuz I’ve been out of town, so I don’t know what the latest is – I’m about to read it all and catch up.

    But I wanted to post a little tidbit for those who are interested….Jason was on my flight from JFK to LAX on Thursday (the 26th) afternoon (4:40 pm EST). There were 4 of us on a shuttle to take us from our gate to the plane, and who comes walking out to the shuttle but Jason and some girl. Ha, I couldn’t stop staring at him and I really wanted to say something to him, but I was too shy….The girl was not anyone from the show, just some friend I’m guessing….When we got to baggage check at LAX they were just chatting, then they hugged goodbye and he went off with some man (I’m assuming a driver)….Oh, and he sat in first class but the girl was back in coach….What an unexpected sighting….

  22. Correct me if I’m wrong, but didn’t ABC announce a while back that the next Bachelorette is an “All American Girl”? Jillian is Canadian. Also, during the WTA they seemed to spend a lot of time showing Holly from Matt’s TB season. She was referred to at least once as an All American Girl. I liked that girl. Kind of reminded me of a young Goldie Hawn.

  23. New commercial/preview! Just when I was going to wait for tonight, ABC aired a new commercial for tonight. Melissa is in a gold dress and Molly in a darker bluish/purple. Nothing like the preview from the beginning!!!
    They focus on the Deanna part a bit.

    Then, it ends with a teaser for the shocker and the final shot is of Jason looking upset, but its obviously on the set of ATFR.

    So…..either they re-taped it or that was always a decoy. I will say that I was skeptical if that was Melissa–it didn’t look as much like her body from the side/back view.

  24. #943 I guess ABC photoshopped Melissa’s dress. At the beginning of the season they showed her in a blue dress, but now the screencaps are showing her in a gold dress. She looks very pretty. In a way, I wish I was like my sister & didn’t know the ending, so I could just enjoy the show, now I’ll be analyzing everything!!

  25. wow this site crashed on me, just got back on.

    Wanted to say as a fellow canuck, I’m now worried about Jillian , I hope she decides not to sign up with ABC next year !! Oh yea, it’s freezing here, brrrrrrrrr

  26. FYI, when Chris talked to Molly about how she’s been having to deal with tough reactions he wasn’t necessarily talking about RS. Molly has been getting nasty emails to her work email address from fans who figure it out. She leaves work upset very often.

    Not to mention all the things that have been said about his innocents sweetheart of a girl on the web. hahaha

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