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Reality Steve Interviews Rozlyn Papa

Rozlyn Papa

After much anticipation, my interview with Rozlyn Papa has finally happened. Let’s just say you better set aside some ample amount of time to be able to listen to this. It’s basically two hours long. But honestly, I don’t think I would take back any question I asked, nor would I want to dismiss any answer she gave. Yes, a lot of you have heard Rozlyn deny the allegations and the story behind her appearance on the show during the “Women Tell All” and other media she has done. But how many details did you really get? A few minute sit down interview that was edited? This is a two hour raw, unedited, and very open conversation about what happened on the show. I think I asked every question imaginable, and in about three different ways. I wanted to make sure no stone was unturned, and I think we accomplished that. I might’ve left out some smaller stuff, but just know that in this revealing two hour conversation, among the things we talk about are:

-Why did Rozlyn decide to do the show in the first place?
-All the aspects surrounding her relationship with producer Ryan Callahan
-What did the rest of the girls say to Rozlyn about her relationship with Ryan while she was in the house?
-What is her status now with Ryan?
-Full details surrounding her exit from the show, including the #1 question that’s been asked of her departure which was, “Why didn’t she react more upset towards Chris if nothing happened?”
-If nothing happened, why was Ryan fired from the show?
-Why hasn’t she sued ABC if none of this ever occurred?
-Why hasn’t Ryan spoken to anyone publicly to either deny or confirm these allegations?
-Why did she appear on the “Women Tell All” (you might want to pay attention to that one)
-How surprised was she by the girls reaction towards her at the WTA?
-What’s been the reaction back home from fans?

All this and much much more in this candid 114 minute exclusive interview. Notice that I didn’t mention anything about the sex tape scandal that surfaced yesterday. There is a reason for that. I obviously fully planned to talking to her about it – it was the first thing on my list to bring up. But Rozlyn’s agent called me yesterday afternoon saying that under no circumstances would Rozlyn be allowed to talk about the sex tape scandal, and if I planned on asking about it, she would not grant me the time to interview Rozlyn. Obviously I’ve wanted this interview for the last two months, so I obliged. Sorry. Speculate all you want, but rules are rules. And I wasn’t about to piss this interview away over something that is most likely untrue.

I think Rozlyn didn’t hide behind anything in this interview, and knowing that it wasn’t edited or chopped up, really let loose on what went down during her less than two week stay in the mansion. She’s very honest about her relationship with Ryan, what really happened, and how everything was manipulated to let you think something was there that never was. Her story has not changed since day one regarding the events surrounding her departure from the show, all she wanted to do was have more time to tell it in her own words, and she most certainly did in the time I gave her. I’m very appreciative of her management team for letting this interview take place, and I think a lot of you will all have a different outlook on her after listening to this interview. Will all of you? No. Some people think she is Satan in Heels and it won’t matter what she says. But I can honestly say, if you actually give yourself the time to listen to all 114 minutes of this interview, I think any pre-conceived notions you have about Rozlyn will go away. Much more funny, laid back, and kinda goofy than you would imagine. Especially for someone who’s been through the wringer in the last eight weeks. So most importantly, thank you to Rozlyn for taking time to spend two hours talking to me about anything and everything surrounding her appearance on the show. To listen to the interview with Rozlyn, click on this link:

Rozlyn Papa Interview

UPDATE 1: There will be no transcription of this interview. For a couple reasons:

1) It’s two hours long. It would take triple that time for me to write down every single question and answer given. So not a chance I’m gonna do that. Sorry.

2) I think not hearing it come directly from Rozlyn’s mouth really takes away the impact of the interview. The whole point to the interview is to show her as an actual human being, rather than the monster she’s been made out to be for the past two months. I think I’d be doing her a disservice by providing a transcript. There’s a hell of a lot more impact to listen to someone speak and answer questions completely unedited, than read the answers in a transcript.

I realize that not everyone has two hours to sit down and listen to it. But I don’t know what to tell you. Listen to it in parts, download it to your ipod and listen at the gym, whatever. I can’t force you to listen to it, but I’m telling you, you’ll want to hear this. At some point, try and put together 114 minutes of your time to listen to what Rozlyn has to say.

If you want to save it to your hard drive, right click the link and click “Save Target As…” I hope you all enjoy it. Any questions, comments, emails, criticisms, praises, send them to steve@realitysteve.com.

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159 Comments

  1. Zahira

    February 28, 2010 at 10:42 AM

    WoW I just got banned from Jokers because I wrote “ABC paid 45K for Molly’s dress and only gave 10k to Haiti” Is ABC regulating Jokers now? wtf.

  2. lemon-lime

    February 28, 2010 at 1:10 PM

    @dfwgirl:arrrghhh read ALL the blogs and be sure you understand them before posting. steve has already gone over the seaworld thing. Here’s the simplified version, but read the first blog or so to get the details:The show was going to make out like roz was hiding her son (to make her look bad). Then when jake ‘discovered’ she had a son he was going to want to meet the boy and take roz and the son to seaworld. steve already went over this! Go back to the first blog of his season. Stop writing these things that’s already been covered, just so you can feel you’ve found a loophole. It only makes you look foolish.

  3. Vivi

    February 28, 2010 at 2:07 PM

    MindyM :I have read all of the comments posted since I expressed my initial thoughts after listening to this interview. Now I have some additional thoughts.
    Vivi,
    That recap from JU was quite interesting, however, I believe that Rozlyn did state that there was a contractual limit on the amount she could earn for any appearance or participation in any show. That is why she agreed to go on the WTA. I am not going to go back and listen to it all over again to find the exact point at which she addressed this issue. She stated that there have been offers related to pilots for future shows, maybe reality shows and also indicated that she would love to be a part of the “E” network.
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    No, actually, Rozlyn lied when talking to RS …

    (0:56:40) RS: Lets move on to the Women Tell All. I think the biggest question surrounding the Women Tell All and the one that I’ve been asked the most, and gotta ask you, why in the hell did you do it?

    (0:56:50) Rozlyn: Ah, heh. I often tell until a few days prior that I’d no intention of doing the Women Tell All, like I really thought they would have to drag me there kicking and screaming. Um, what ended up happening was, uh, you know, I gotta lawyer during all this cause I had considered a defamation suit and, you know. So I’m kinda, you know, dealing with that, but, um, apparently in the contract it says you cannot do anything in the entertainment industry for a year, and they have the option to pay you $10,000 to make it so you can’t do anything in the entertainment industry for an additional six months. Um, so basically that’s a year and a half where they were saying, like, you can’t have a livelihood. Because, I, that was my job before, you know, basically what they were saying is you can’t work for a year.

  4. tuffany

    February 28, 2010 at 2:15 PM

    Vivi :

    MindyM :I have read all of the comments posted since I expressed my initial thoughts after listening to this interview. Now I have some additional thoughts.Vivi,That recap from JU was quite interesting, however, I believe that Rozlyn did state that there was a contractual limit on the amount she could earn for any appearance or participation in any show. That is why she agreed to go on the WTA. I am not going to go back and listen to it all over again to find the exact point at which she addressed this issue. She stated that there have been offers related to pilots for future shows, maybe reality shows and also indicated that she would love to be a part of the “E” network…

    No, actually, Rozlyn lied when talking to RS …

    (0:56:40) RS: Lets move on to the Women Tell All. I think the biggest question surrounding the Women Tell All and the one that I’ve been asked the most, and gotta ask you, why in the hell did you do it?
    (0:56:50) Rozlyn: Ah, heh. I often tell until a few days prior that I’d no intention of doing the Women Tell All, like I really thought they would have to drag me there kicking and screaming. Um, what ended up happening was, uh, you know, I gotta lawyer during all this cause I had considered a defamation suit and, you know. So I’m kinda, you know, dealing with that, but, um, apparently in the contract it says you cannot do anything in the entertainment industry for a year, and they have the option to pay you $10,000 to make it so you can’t do anything in the entertainment industry for an additional six months. Um, so basically that’s a year and a half where they were saying, like, you can’t have a livelihood. Because, I, that was my job before, you know, basically what they were saying is you can’t work for a year.

    @Vivi

  5. tuffany

    February 28, 2010 at 2:26 PM

    Vivi, are you working on ABC’s dime? What’s with quoting all the “ah’s” , “um’s”,”eh’s”, etc.??? That’s how real people talk when they aren’t being edited, manipulated by people/(ABC) with a bigger agenda (RATINGS!!!) Geez- I can’t believe how some people can be such SELLOUTS!!!!

  6. Zahira

    February 28, 2010 at 2:43 PM

    Almost the entire audience of WTA were ABC employees, so yeah, wouldnt be surprised a couple of those post in the Bachelor forums, including this one. I refuse to believe people are naturally that stupid.

  7. Teiya

    February 28, 2010 at 4:48 PM

    so i’m stuck in the middle…

    i rewatched the episode when chris was talking to her and this is what confuses me:

    -rozlyn: so you think that there’s no other girls here that felt for other people before they came on the show?
    -chris: no, not at all. because it wasn’t a relationship that you had at home. it wasn’t a boyfriend that you broke up with and came on the show to start a new. it’s something that just happened on our show with someone who works on the show.

    what does she mean by “there’s no other girls here that felt for other people”? by felt, did she mean… in a friendship way? she obviously knew he was talking about a boyfriend kind of relationship because he said it in his response. she didn’t stop him at all by asking what he meant.

    i’m also confused to why she would keep lying about this (if she lied) even if the producer admitted to it. i know they covered that in the interview, but why is he keeping quiet? does anybody know?

    if jessie is lying… then look at her face when chris announces the news to the girls that night. she does look like she’s keeping something in. but why would you keep that in?

    why would rozlyn and ryan show it in front of the girls anyway…? that’s stupid. why didn’t the girls say something RIGHT then and there if it was bothering them. they can be open and honest about everything else, but when something like that is happening, they don’t say a word? where were all the other people in the house? aren’t there more people walking around the house like producers/camera crew/other workers?

    ryan really needs to come out and talk. i know this situation isn’t really what i should care about, but i’m curious.

  8. abi54

    February 28, 2010 at 6:25 PM

    i can’t hear the interview =( , it takes me to a page and it says page not found something to that effect.

  9. Vivi

    February 28, 2010 at 7:54 PM

    tuffany :Vivi, are you working on ABC’s dime? What’s with quoting all the “ah’s” , “um’s”,”eh’s”, etc.??? That’s how real people talk when they aren’t being edited, manipulated by people/(ABC) with a bigger agenda (RATINGS!!!) Geez- I can’t believe how some people can be such SELLOUTS!!!!

    Sellout? Nah. I just don’t buy into BS, notwithstanding whom shoveling it. 😉

  10. tjmania

    February 28, 2010 at 8:32 PM

    thanks for taking the time to make this interview both of you! 🙂

    i listened to the whole thing and it was really interesting

  11. MindyM

    February 28, 2010 at 8:49 PM

    Vivi,

    Thanks for the transcript portion clarifying Rozlyn’s words, including all the verbatim stumbles and stutters. I knew that I wasn’t recalling it exactly. So now we know. However, the bulk of my post was devoted to a lot more than just that one issue. In the grand scheme of things, that did not influence my feelings about Rozlyn’s honesty and credibility.

    I have thought about all this a little more and now have come to some conclusions. I just needed to process all the information and get some closure for myself. Nothing has changess as far as my basic belief that the truth lies somewhere in between. Rozlyn has told part of the story, the part she wants the public to know and we know where ABC and the show stands on this whole issue. It’s up to us to fill in any missing pieced or fill in the blanks as best we can. The biggest blank is Ryan. We have not heard from him and, most likely never will. I have to believe that this has something to do with protecting and salvaging what he can of his career.

    I still have questions in my mind. I will say that I thought the strongest part of Rozlyn’s story was the revelation that she was supposed to be the woman who conceals from Jake the truth about having a son. I can totally believe that she would object vigorously to this story line. I can see her being quite upfront, strong, willful and uncooperative. That’s probably where the word “unproduceable” came from. I really do love that word. I do think Rozlyn lost it and went ballistic when she found about her story line for this season of the Bachelor. But when she threatened them with going public, that must have sent chills down the spine of Fleiss and company. Can you see the headlines? Single mom can’t see or talk to her son because she must go along with the Bachelor show’s phony story line! I would assume that her contract would preclude her from going public, but it could be that the producers decided that they needed to just get rid of her at this point. But how to do it? I guess that’s where this whole “inappropriate” relationship thing came into play.

    I can see Rozlyn using Ryan’s attraction to her for her own benefit while she was on the show. He allowed her to talk privately to her son and also made sure to get some cards and letters delivered to him. If this is indeed a violation of his employment contract, then I would assume that he was aware of that when he did Rozlyn these favors. So the question is – why? Why did this guy risk his career, a job with great benefits, stability, good pay, in these perilous economic times? Did he believe that they would become intimate and have some kind of serious relationship? Something had to be going on with them for him to intervene in this manner. This whole “good guy”, ” friend” premise just doesn’t cut it with me. I think there was more going on between them. I do think Rozlyn was using him for her own purposes.

    My other question is whether or not people really did see some physical contact between them? Is it possible that this goes on more than we know? If so, then maybe they didn’t try to hide their touchy, feely times together. What if this stuff goes on and people look the other way? Steve did mention rumors that this kind of thing does go on behind the scenes. What if it was just ignored until this whole situation came to a head with Rozlyn refusing to go along with their story line? That’s a possibility. Then they could use the physical contact between them as a reason to get Rozlyn off the show and get rid of the producer who was helping her. Maybe Rozlyn didn’t think putting her hand on his thigh, snuggling and cuddling with him and exchanging a few harmless kisses, was a big deal. But I do think there was some physical contact between them. Otherwise Ryan’s actions make no sense at all.

    I think the show had to make it look really bad to justify getting Rozlyn off the show. They wouldn’t want the viewers to know the real story. I do think that everything came to a head over this whole fake story line. I can’t be sure if Ryan and Rozlyn were actually intimate, but that is a possibility. I haven’t totally discarded it. Ryan’s silence means we will never know for sure. But I can see ABC and the show being so hypocritical as to overlook some physical contact or affection between these two until they realized that Rozlyn was a troublemaker who had to go. Am I sure? No. But is it a possibility? Yes.

    I think there was a lot of drama going on backstage while Rozlyn was on the show. We still don’t know the whole story. I have absolutely no doubt that there is more to it. Ryan is the only one who can complete the picture and he’s not talking. I am sure that he realizes that a possible sexual relationship with Rozlyn isn’t worth his career. He has to save himself. What I didn’t like was Rozlyn going on and on about how loyalty is her biggest weakness. That was her answer when Steve asked her why Ryan wasn’t standing up for her. Give me a break! The guy already went too far in helping her while she was on the show. He must realize that Rozlyn wanted to break into the entertainment business and used the show as her way to do it. She also didn’t do him any favors when she brought up this nonsense about Chris Harrison hitting on Ryan’s wife in New Zealand. She didn’t have to go there. It may have felt good in the moment, but it really made her look bad. If it’s true, then Chris knows that Ryan was the one who confided in Rozlyn. That will not endear Ryan to him in the least. So Rozlyn didn’t do Ryan any favors either by revealing that little tidbit of news.

    One last thing I will say is that IF there is a sex tape with Rozlyn in it, well, all bets are off! It shouldn’t mean that she is lying about everything, but if it surfaces then in the court of public opinion, Rozlyn will be toast. Right now things are looking good for Rozlyn, so she’s not a victim and not to be pitied. She is getting what she wanted out of the show. She paid a higher price, but that’s how it goes sometimes. TMZ is usually pretty reliable about these kinds of things, so we will have to see what happens.

    Anyway, I know this is way too long, but it was nice to just get all my thoughts out there. Now I can finally let it all go.

  12. dfwgirl

    February 28, 2010 at 8:54 PM

    virtualvice :No question ABC exploited the situation, but Papa is equally opportunistic. Her performance on WTA was just that. A performance. Not unlike the contrived Q&A here. Papa knew of Reality Steve’s bias and played him like a (badly tuned) fiddle.
    The Roz targeted a weak, male menopausal producer to secure her fifteen minutes of infamy. If it was anything more than that, her “friend” would have come to her defense . . . and his own. Instead, the producer has repeatedly gone on the record to state that a relationship existed.
    Harrison noted in a recent interview on the Joy Behar show that production is aware of RS’s blog and has identified his source, but leaves the blog unchallenged, “because it’s good for ratings.” It sounds as if RS and ABC may have an “understanding”. I think there is more here than meets the eye, but it’s all good entertainment.
    It’s human nature to cheer for the underdog. Papa has been (mis)cast as such. Well, an underdog in heat. At least she saved some of that lust for her San Fernando Valley debut.

    WesSupporter, no need to name call. VirtualVice — very articulate. It’s amazing how RS supporters love to blast those who don’t agree, instead of just giving an opinion. And, sorry lemon-lime, I missed the first blogs. don’t remember RS saying that, sounds more like rationalization. I was reading Ernest Hemingway’s Islands in the Stream. Excellent book! You ought to try some classics sometime. I still contend the truth is somewhere in the middle. I’m sure I’ll check out the news magazine show 20/20’s special on the Bachelor franchise in the middle of March. I’ll also check out the final show tomorrow and hope whoever Jake chooses, even if it’s Vienna, that they end up very happy. It’s a good thing to be positive and hopeful. I even hope Steve meets someone to make him a more positive person and he goes back to writing his original entertaining blogs.

  13. IrishCdnDebs

    March 1, 2010 at 4:44 AM

    Hopefully Ryan is writing a book now or an autobiographical equivalent of a novella. Some possible titles:

    Duped by a Debutante
    Fleiss’ Floozies
    Unproducable
    It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time
    Taking the High Road

  14. maria82

    March 1, 2010 at 4:51 AM

    It is common knowledge that networks need scandal for ratings & hype. Roz was just a victim of this. There is NO evidence whatsoever of any wrongdoing between the 2. The mindless words of the other weak women wanting airtime is NOT good enough to dupe me. All participants have contracts that are written in stone. ABC was able to come up w/ any minute detail to justify firing the producer & her.

    Gia, while attractive, was an idiot. She was not articulate in the slightest & a majority of her comments were “Cool! giggle giggle” Jake is intelligent & was aware that all conversation was lacking. I have always like Vienna from the beginning & see nothing wrong with her. Also, Chris was a demeaning, condescending pr!ck on the tell all. I truly believe that everyone hated on Roz & Vienna because of their looks & vitality. They were a threat from the get go. Women are insecure in those settings. Add the fact that screen time is involved & they are complete pushovers. DONT

  15. maria82

    March 1, 2010 at 5:05 AM

    …..FALL FOR THE CRAP that the media hands you! People see a hot, young woman and the claws come out. Women are such bitter, narrowminded, hateful, spiteful fools….

  16. jerseygirldv

    March 1, 2010 at 7:09 AM

    Wow, Steve, you are so easily charmed.
    As an attractive woman I will tell you straight up what happened.
    Roz uses her sexual prowess, good looks, cuteness, charm, etc.. to get ahead! PERIOD!
    She said it herself on the show “I’m going to LURE him in”… that’s what she does…
    She lures men in, she’s used to having the upperhand because of her beauty.
    Steve, i hate to say it, but she lured you in too man.
    Maybe she didn’t sleep with that producer but she def had him by the ba**s!
    C’mon people, open your eyes!

  17. jerseygirldv

    March 1, 2010 at 7:14 AM

    @virtualvice
    Agreed!!!

  18. Sassygeogirl

    March 1, 2010 at 7:50 AM

    Hey Steve – thanks for the interesting blog. Appreciate your efforts on the Rozlyn interview. I realize transcribing would be a nightmare, but some of us, like myself, are hearing impaired, and do not have the faculties needed to listen to interviews and webcasts. I’m not asking you to transcribe it for me, but perhaps in the future when you do an interview of this nature, you could transcribe the pertinent parts? Just a suggestion on behalf of those of us who struggle with hearing on a daily basis. 🙂

  19. babyfat101

    March 1, 2010 at 8:15 AM

    She has an agent and management team? If she never made a sex tape, why can’t she just say “nope…never made one”? of course RS thinks the tape making is “something that is most likely untrue”. Ha ha ha.

  20. nobody2010

    March 1, 2010 at 8:16 AM

    MindyM :I managed to get through the entire 114 minutes, in increments. I had things to do, so I listened to some of it, then came back later. I actually think the interview could have been done in an hour and a half. The last half hour was a waste, as far as I am concerned. I really could care less about this person Jennifer who sent an e-mail to Steve saying basically that Rozlyn was lying about having to postpone her interview to sew a costume for her son for school. A total and complete waste of time!
    As far as my thoughts, I come away from this feeling the way I did before the interview – the truth is somewhere in between. I noticed that when Steve asked Rozlyn specifically to go on the record as to the question of whether there was a physical, intimate relationship, she started to say No, but kind of stuttered on the word. There was a very slight pause. I don’t want to analyze it to death, but it did catch my attention.
    The one thing that still bothers me is why this guy Ryan would knowingly risk his job for Rozlyn if there wasn’t anything in it for him. Are we to believe that he helped her talk to her son off camera and send cards and letters to him, just out of the kindness of his heart? This guy wasn’t new to the program, so he was well aware of the terms of the employment contract that HE signed. He knew when he was crossing the line. My question is simple – why? I have to believe that he had the hots for Rozlyn. I think Rozlyn was well aware of his attraction to her and decided to use it to her advantage. If that only meant getting more phone time with her son and being able to send some things in the mail, well, that doesn’t make a lot of sense. This guy would only risk his job if he felt that there was something worthwhile to be gained from it – namely getting Rozlyn in the sack. People don’t throw away their jobs in this kind of economy on a whim or for nothing. So this is still an issue for me.
    I am not in any way saying that ABC and the producers of this show are good guys. Far from it! They are bloodless creeps who will do anything for big ratings. It’s who they are. But something happened to get that producer fired. They didn’t just make it all up out of thin air. Maybe Rozlyn was “unproduceable”, as they told her. Maybe they thought she was a loose cannon and couldn’t control her. Maybe her major concern was not having enough phone time with her son. But she went on this show of her own free will. She signed a contract! To be honest, I am getting more than a little tired of these people crying over the horrific terms of the contract they sign before they go on the show. I have a simple piece of advice for all of them – read it before you sign it! Get a lawyer, or someone who has some understanding of legal issues and get them to read it paragraph by paragraph. Make sure you know what you are getting into before you sign on the dotted line. All of this “poor little me” business is getting downright old. Whatever her reason, Rozlyn signed the contract and agreed to participate in this show. So she told herself that as long as she behaves and doesn’t give them anything to use, then everything would be just fine and dandy! Please! Now she says that she had to appear on the WTA, because otherwise she wouldn’t be able to accept any of the offers that have come to her. She has an agent and appears to be exploring some possibilities in show business. The price for this chance at fame and fortune was her reputation, at least in the short term.
    I don’t think Rozlyn is a b.itch or a slut or any of the other words that she has been called. I just see her as a woman who saw an opportunity to pursue a career in the entertainment industry. I don’t think it was about finding love, but that’s okay with me. Whatever really happened between her and this producer will never be fully known, especially given the fact that this guy isn’t talking. Interesting, isn’t it? He has not once risen to her defense. Instead, he has let her twist slowly in the wind. Either he is trying to protect his career and any future chance to continue to work in this industry, or he knows that she is guilty as charged. Maybe he had a change of heart once he realized that nothing serious was going to happen between them. He remembered that he needs to earn a living. Anyway, it’s very telling that he isn’t saying a word.
    The bottom line is that people have to take responsibility for their actions. If you sign a contract for anything, be sure to read it first or have a lawyer do it for you. Then be prepared for the consequences. The bottom line for me, is that I think there is more to this story than what Rozlyn told us in this interview. But she did reveal some interesting behind the scenes stuff that lets us know just how staged and phony this show really is when it’s all said and done.
    I wish her well. She obviously loves her son and wants to be a good mother. Whatever happened, it’s over and done. Now it’s time to move on.

    Very well said. 100% agree. I just wish Rozlyn learns to stop swearing her son’a life for her own crap. A good person, especially a good mother doesn’t do that.

  21. babyfat101

    March 1, 2010 at 8:19 AM

    RB :I listened to the entire thing and was definitely struck by how much Steve put words in Roz’s mouth, phrased answers for her before she could answer with her own words, and at times even completed her sentences. Regardless of Steve’s previously stated sympathy for Roz, you can’t call it an interview if you don’t ask open-ended questions and allow the interviewee to compose her own answers.

    steve did the same thing with sleezy wes. these people don’t need an agent to coach them…they’ve got steve!

  22. summer

    March 1, 2010 at 8:29 AM

    If you can’t download the whole tape, right-click and save in iTunes and you can listen to the entire thing. I have an old computer and it worked fine

  23. lemon-lime

    March 1, 2010 at 10:31 AM

    @dfwgirl: no, its not rationanlization. That was what steve’s source said the storyline was going to be. Only, roz didn’t go along; hence the label ‘unproduceble.’
    I’m more of a flannery o’connor fan myself. And melville. I just read benito cereno.

  24. beretta

    March 1, 2010 at 10:48 AM

    Wake up people. Rozlyn is guilty. It is sooo obvious. It is really easy to read her. Editing or no editing it is all there anyway. And, RS is like a giggly, nervous school boy with a crush.

  25. lemon-lime

    March 1, 2010 at 10:48 AM

    I’m not looking for much truth to come out on 20/20’s Inside the Bachelor special. 1, 20/20 is an ABC franchise. 2, the guests I’ve read that will be appearing haven’t been burned by the show. Trista/Ryan and Jason/Molly and Jillian/Ed will just gush about how they found the loves of their lives via the show. Deanna got to be a Bachlorette, so she shouldn’t be saying too much out of appreciation. Andy will just say it didn’t work, that’s it. They need to get Wes on. And some of the others whose lives haven’t benefitted from the show for a more well-rounded and fair look at the bachelor/ette.

  26. bachfan4549

    March 1, 2010 at 10:49 AM

    funny to hear rozlyn say “oh his [ryan callahan] family is from the east coast”. they sure are, he’s from the same town as ali! they went to the same high school, know the same people.

    very funny coincidence, i’d say.

  27. palm

    March 1, 2010 at 12:25 PM

    Why does everyone assume the producer was suspended/fired/maybe-not-either because of the Rozlyn issue? Since those issues are strictly confidential, Chris Harrison wouldn’t know the truth, and if he did he would not be allowed to discuss it. (Is there any HR person working at that company??)

    He could have been “suspended” for any other reason, including being warned in the past for certain behaviors, not doing his job etc. BUT, the whole “suspension” could also just have been part of the story…. They couldn’t kick off the female contestant but not the male producer. That would have lost some viewers. So they manufacture the story, pay the producer to take some time off (reality show producers are paid peanuts, btw, so no big deal) and voila! ratings involving the best looking contestant who probably would have been gone the next week anyway.

    What I don’t understand though is Chris Harrison making these absolute statements everywhere in the press that go way beyond what the issue in the show was about. He needs to have his lawyer explain how he is not necessarily protected by the contract Rozlyn signed with the show.

  28. BeantownBebe

    March 1, 2010 at 12:32 PM

    OMG, could this Steve dude suck Rozlyn’s a** anymore? Absolutely PAINFUL to listen to…ugh. Everything she says he’s like “yeah, yeah” or “I know” then totally taking her side on every single point brought up. WHATEVERRRRRRRRR, lame. C’mon Steve, I’m sure you can do a better interview than that. I’m sure if you had the same interview with Chris Harrison, you’d be agreeing with everything HE said, and taking his side on the whole fiasco….NOT very good interview skills hunny….sorry!

  29. jillh426

    March 1, 2010 at 12:55 PM

    This is the strangest situation I have ever seen that came out of this show. Where is Rozlyn’s slander lawsuit vs. ABC? Did she sign away her rights to sue them for defamation of character? If so, I don’t know why anyone would agree to do this show. That would give ABC license to portray you however they want, true or not. Where is that producer’s wrongful termination lawsuit? Maybe these things will come…who knows. Something is very fishy here. Makes me think ABC’s portrayal of what occurred has a little basis behind it. We will be hearing about this for months to come….unfortunately. 😉

  30. bachelorisfake

    March 1, 2010 at 3:06 PM

    I think what many people may be forgetting/overlooking is that it wouldn’t be uncommon for Ryan to have signed a contract with a gag order in it. He may not be allowed to speak about what really occurred and/or contradict whatever message the show is attempting to portray.

    I too think the truth probably lies somewhere in the middle, and maybe there was an “inappropriate” relationship, but whether or not it was sexual, I’m not sure I’m buying what ABC is trying to sell here. I think Chris Harrison is an arrogant pr!ck and I’d love to smack that smug smirk off his face. Every dog has his day, and I cannot wait for him to get his. And I think that Jessie is a complete and total liar. Just look at her body language. That whole “Women Tell All” is suspect. How Chris Harrison looks himself in the mirror after the stuff he has pulled is beyond me, but I suppose everyone has their price.

    RealitySteve, you rule! This blog has been great entertainment and has changed the way I watch all reality shows now. You have a wicked sense of humor — you crack me up! I’m so glad you have exposed this show for the fraud that it so obviously is. They try to come across as if this is “reality” that we are seeing, but the whole Mesnick/Molly/Melissa fiasco really showed just how this show exploits people for their ratings — and then has the audacity to try and convince us that this is reality. I still find the show entertaining; I’m just not falling for the belief that this show is all reality. The acting is so bad at times, you can just tell that some of these situations are contrived; they are not natural.

    Anyways, can’t wait to see what cheesy lines Jake will be feeding Vienna tonight. And I can’t wait to read your recap here Steve!

  31. jorgiegirl

    March 1, 2010 at 3:44 PM

    cannot get to page 2 (comment #101 & ff.) posting this hoping to be thrown into the page.

  32. jorgiegirl

    March 1, 2010 at 4:04 PM

    MindyM :
    Vivi,

    I can see Rozlyn using Ryan’s attraction to her for her own benefit while she was on the show. … Did he believe that they would become intimate and have some kind of serious relationship?… I do think Rozlyn was using him for her own purposes. … I am sure that he realizes that a possible sexual relationship with Rozlyn isn’t worth his career.

    Haven’t seen anyone mention this, but a possibility is that Ryan isn’t talking because he DID fall for her, and wants to protect her. Speaking out would require either a lie (to sync with her) or the truth which could vilify Roz. By saying nothing, he takes the heat on himself and she gets….well….whatever.

  33. lemon-lime

    March 1, 2010 at 4:13 PM

    Everybody who thinks roz is a liar based on her facial exspressions and posturing, are jokes. Roz can’t ever get it right for these people, because they’ve got it stuck in their minds that she’s a liar.. They can’t grasp that they are perhaps “reading” the gestures they WANT to see, and disregarding the others. Have any of you read jessie? Chris? Et al? Or are you too focused on roz? I think y’all are fans of that new show “lie to me” and this is where you get your ‘training.’ I would think in order to get into a career like that you would have to be trained to keep your feelings out of it. None of y’all can do that when it comes to Roz. It amazes me that people are so obsessed with Roz being guilty.

    And Ryan can’t talk if he hopes to ever work in entertainment again. What’s so hard to understand about that? He’s already got one strike against him for befriending a contestant and it got in the way of doing his job. He asked roz during the ITM video time why she was ‘hiding’ her son from jake. Roz told ryan, don’t do that to me, you know I’m not hiding aiden. Ryan then said he couldn’t do his job anymore. And Ryan let roz speak to her son w/out cameras. remember, the only time the women got to talk to their children was IF a camera was available to film her talking. Since Roz’s ex did not sign the release, Roz was not allowed to talk to her son. Ryan felt sorry for roz and let her use his cellphone. And he sent letters from her in the mail to aiden. Sure, he was being unprofessional. But its sick that the show decided that since her ex wouldn’t sign the release, that Roz couldn’t call her son because that would mean they couldn’t film her talking to the boy. So Ryan was also being a kind human being. But in terms of what his job entailed, he was being unprofessional. Why would he rock the boat even more to go on the talk show circuit?
    And some of you can’t even comprehend that a woman like roz wasn’t using Ryan. You have a very primitive way of thinking. You’re the type of people, who when you see two men walking together think that they MUST be gay, And all beautiful women are manipilative vixens, and all rich people are dishonest. (Let’s not forget those who say steve is only defending roz cause he has a hard-on for her) You think in a very simplistic way, as you are unable to see depth and complexities.

  34. keep-it.real

    March 1, 2010 at 6:15 PM

    Thanks Steve for helping us keep it real.

  35. bunny2

    March 1, 2010 at 8:11 PM

    Jake is a toad…. He so deserves the swamp thing he ended up with!

  36. Amy89

    March 1, 2010 at 8:17 PM

    way to go steve! nailed the wholeshow!~

    jake picks vienna!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3Kap3dAWko&feature=response_watch

  37. Vegas Mike

    March 1, 2010 at 11:37 PM

    Well, I must admit I was wrong in my assumption that Jake would dump Vienna during the show’s airing before ATFR. No one can question Steve’s source now. I must say though that Jake has to be questioning what his fiance did when she was married. That’s can’t be simply explained away with the “I was immature” excuse. Stealing money for implants and cheating is NOT COOL. Whatever, just glad the season is over and we don’t have to see boring Jake anymore.

    Very much looking to the Reality Steve get-together here in my town this coming weekend!

  38. maria82

    March 1, 2010 at 11:55 PM

    I’m so happy Vienna won! Their love was so much stronger and mutually rewarding. I was rooting for her from the beginning. Out of nowhere, the other women began to bash her but for no justified, obvious reason. She never blatantly disrespected anyone. She was only there for one reason and her actions paid off. HA!!!!!!!!!

  39. alp

    March 2, 2010 at 5:48 AM

    Thanks Steve, you were right, once again!!!!

  40. Lola LB

    March 2, 2010 at 6:48 AM

    Even if I wanted to download the interview, I can’t listen to it because I’m deaf. I hope someone can summarize the conversation and post in the comments.

  41. ashley m

    March 2, 2010 at 6:51 AM

    I thought once the season was over that would be the end of seeing Jake on tv. But no, now he is on DWTS? Not looking forward to that like I would have been. The thing that bothers me about him choosing Vienna is all he talked about was their strong physical attraction. They need more than that if their relationship is going to work.

  42. brick

    March 2, 2010 at 7:01 AM

    It’s a well known fact how reality TV is all about editing and manipulating of scenes and characters. It’s all about creating a story which the producers think is interesting and ratings producing, and is more fiction than fact. It’s about taking massive amounts of hours of filming and whittling it down to a mere fraction of that, picking, choosing and splicing together the little “choice” bits to create the fantasy and/or drama. What’s also a fact are the iron-clad contracts people have to sign which give the producers the right to change things up pretty much any way they want and to change the intentions of anything said by anyone (except the host, of course). You have only to look at the way ABC plays up the “drama” of each season to know they thrive on this fluff that they create. The fact that Chris Harrison has never once acknowledged the obviousness of what is well known about this genre in itself proves him to be less than honest. OJ has said if you repeat a lie often enough people will believe you and take it as fact. Chris Harrison seems to be of the same opinion. But it’s a lot like insisting the emperor is wearing a fabulous costume when people with half a brain know he hasn’t got a stitch of clothing on.

    Quite simply, people go on and on about Rozlyn supposedly lying (and Chris being oh so honest) because that’s what they WANT to believe. They prefer fiction over fact. And resent anyone who prefers the truth that naturally is contrary to what they want to believe. You have only to look at Jennifer’s ludicrous email to see how far these people will go in trying to convince themselves the naked emperor has great clothes on. It’s funny. Hilarious, actually. 🙂

  43. Zahira

    March 2, 2010 at 7:09 AM

    Vienna looks like such a phony and Jake a moron in the after show. They’re so delusional, they’ve known each other less than 3 months and thinking about mariage? Bitch, please.

  44. dave117

    March 2, 2010 at 7:33 AM

    Well I think it’s time we start a pool on how long the happy couple will remain together. I give it 6 months at best. We should start seeing the signs of trouble in paradise when Vienna stops showing up at DWTS.

  45. dave117

    March 2, 2010 at 7:35 AM

    Something else I don’t understand. Can any of you tell me if you were in love with two people, would you be able to say goodbye to one and almost in the same breath propose to the other?

  46. jerseygirldv

    March 2, 2010 at 8:42 AM

    Did anyone else notice Vienna’s nose job on “after the final rose”?!?!?

  47. poddington

    March 2, 2010 at 8:49 AM

    well these 2 sure love the spotlight so I think they will stick it out for a while. as long as they never forget in mediawhore/bachelor land the sum is greater than the parts ie
    Vienna + Jake = 10
    Jake – Vienna=0
    Vienna-Jake= -10
    if only Deanna and Jesse knew bachelor math before they split!

  48. Sunnyside422

    March 2, 2010 at 8:55 AM

    For the disbelievers who slammed Steve for outing the whole season early on….please apologize to him and admit that he is da man! Way to go Steve and it was so nice to continue to belive in your sources.

    When Vienna and Toad were rubbing mud over each other, all I chould think of was how she sure looked at home splattered with dirt! Trashy broad. And dear God, was there no one there who could style that stringly, strawlike mess called her hair! One ugly babe.

    Poor Tenely lost out when the crossed eyed wonder gave Jakey her all in the FS! No way did she stand a chance against that bimbo! How strange that his family was so pro Tenely and then began to come around to Vienna sausage…probably wanting to please Jakey who has been so unable to sustain any relationship thus far! Sap. Probably thought they’d accept anything he brought home even the one who looked like the cat dragged her in!

    And once again Steve…you were correct about Ali being the next bachelorette! As soon as her personality began to emerge during the show, I thought if dopey Jakey didn’t pick her, she’d be the next bachelorette. She is adorable and bubbly and definitely a major step up from trashy Vienna!

  49. Sunnyside422

    March 2, 2010 at 9:18 AM

    Stop what you all are doing now and read Eudie Tuesday’s blog of the show! I am laughing so hard I can hardly type! She is beyond funny. Don’t miss this blog!

    Hey Swamp Thing will be the sausages new name! She sure looked better in mud than in anything else she wears!

    And did anyone notice how the audience stood for Tenely and Ali and not for Swamp Thing! Laughed out loud at that display of disdain!

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