For an episode-by-episode spoiler breakdown of Brad’s season, click on the link above that says “Bachelor Brad Spoilers”. It has a breakdown of every date, rose, and elimination for every episode of Brad’s season, all the way down to his final choice.
Just wanted to come back today and talk about a few things going on in the “Bachelor/ette” world, including reaction to yesterday’s spoilers, a “Bachelor/ette” guide to Twitter, some advice for the incoming “freshman class”, what the tabloid world and Hollywood has turned this show in to, an update on “Bachelor Pad 2” & more reunions, plus, for the first time ever, I’ll give you the story behind “US Weekly” screwing me last year and why they will never give me credit for anything on my site, even though they haven’t reported a thing on Brad’s season yet. Some good stuff.
Thanks for the feedback from yesterday’s spoiler column. A lot of positive and plenty of negative as well. That’s good. It’s what makes this show as popular as it is. Everyone’s got their opinions. That column basically was a culmination of the last six weeks of work. Every day it seemed like I was adding something new to it. Let me address something I referenced on Twitter last week. For those that think I have one person that feeds me everything about the show, you are sorely mistaken. Numerous people contributed to yesterday’s spoilers and I thank every one of them. Did anyone else find it coincidental that on the day I released the spoilers, ABC sent out a press release outlining the season, that basically confirmed everything I spoiled? I certainly didn’t. The press release is basically the pie crust, and what I gave you was everything in the pie. And just for the record, the press release for Ali’s season came much, much closer to the premiere than this season’s did. Yet I still beat them. Yay me.
And as I said at the very end, I fully expect there to be people coming out with their own theories, or saying I’m wrong, etc. Especially the powers-that-be at ABC. I guarantee you, if ever asked on record about what I reported, their answer is going to be something along the lines of: “Oh, you mean the guy who had Ali and Roberto’s ending wrong? That guy? You’ll just have to watch.” Here’s the thing I think a lot of you don’t understand in regards to what I do and ABC. Privately, ABC loves what I’m doing for them. It’s free publicity for their show, it gets everyone talking, which means people will watch. I’ve never written my column so people won’t watch the show. I don’t care if you watch or not. Doesn’t affect me or my site in the least bit. I write what I do because I have information I know people are interested in reading about. There’s a market for what I’m doing and I’m taking full advantage of it. Any of you in the same situation I am, with the information I get, would be doing the exact same thing. You’d be stupid not to.
The flip side is, publicly, ABC can never admit they love what I do. They want the least amount of people possible knowing about me, even though I’m ultimately helping their show. Because regardless of if people are still gonna watch, they do want their audience to be somewhat surprised. Hence the reason they had me removed from the E! special this summer. Not because I said anything bad on that special, because I didn’t. But because plenty of people who watched that had never heard of me, and if they see me on there and go, “Hmmmm, who’s this Reality Steve guy? Let me check out his site”, then they’ll be exposed to stuff that ABC doesn’t necessarily want them exposed to. Sure, there’s a small fear that if they already know everything that happens, they won’t watch, but that’s just paranoia. People are still gonna watch regardless of if I give the spoilers or not. When your show is done taping six weeks before the first episode even airs, I’m sorry, but stuff’s gonna get out. This is a different television world than it was even as little as five years ago.
Basically the show is stuck between a rock and a hard place with me. They can’t say, “Yep, he got it all right”, because then they’re admitting their show is spoiled. And they can’t say, “No, he has no idea what he’s talking about”, because then they’d be lying AND drawing attention to my site. So they basically can’t say anything for another four months until the finale airs. I get it. That’s why I will just keep filling you in on any new news that I get regarding the show. Yesterday pretty much had it all. Sure, there are some dates in Costa Rica and St. Martin that I don’t have details on, but honestly, who cares? What happened there had no bearing on the outcome of the show. People pretty much only care what happens from the final four on, really.
As I mentioned yesterday, the drama this season won’t be in the house as much as it will be what plays out in the tabloids. And here’s where the show, even though it’ll be bad publicity, won’t care. However, this is where it’s very hard to take the girls on this show as sincere. Who reads tabloid magazines? Basically 18-35 year old women. And because this show absolutely blows away any other reality show in terms of tabloid coverage, these women now know a quick way to get national attention, whether good or bad, is to get on this show and make it far enough to where people will talk about you and you can be in magazines. Don’t tell me girls aren’t signing up for this show because they know it’s a quick way to possibly land other gigs. Guys too. No one goes on thinking they’ll actually win. They go on with the goal of drinking, meeting friends, hoping to get discovered, then possibly meeting a guy. In that order.
I seriously don’t think these women put a lot of thought into what going on this show really entails. Sure it’s all a fun paid vacation while you’re on it, and they probably think, “Hey, as long as I don’t make an ass of myself, I’ll come across looking good.” Great. The problem is, every single ex-boyfriend, or ex-husband, or any enemy you’ve ever made your entire life is waiting to pounce once they see you on TV. Tabloids don’t care about the spoilers of this show. You’ll never see “In Touch”, or “Star”, or “US Weekly” have an article in their magazine on the episode-by-episode breakdown of the show. They don’t have the space, nor the interest in that. It doesn’t sell. Sex sells. Scandal sells. So now that they have every girls last name and some background info based on what I gave them yesterday, now they can start digging. Lets see how many actually credit me. And it won’t be hard to find dirt. A couple girls this season better buckle their chin straps. It’s not going to be a fun ride to have your name dragged through the mud for the next four months and not be able to defend themselves until they’re booted off. But hey, if they didn’t want negative publicity, probably shouldn’t have done what they did in the first place then gone on a wildly popular reality show. You make your bed, now you must lie in it.
Lets move on to “Bachelor Pad 2”. Yes, they are doing a second season. Right now there’s emails circulating to anyone who’s ever been on this show about three reunions coming up: one in NY, one in Chicago, and one in LA. Yes, I’ve gotten a hold of a few of these emails. They just magically land in my inbox. It’s open to any past cast member from any season, but ONLY to them. They can’t bring guests. Just basic stuff telling them when and where to book their hotels rooms, but here’s my favorite line from one recently sent. This is word for word from the email:
“Some cast will be asked to participate in a brief interview on Sunday. This is especially important for those wishing to be considered for Bachelor Pad 2, but we ask that you make yourself available to participate, regardless.”
Would you like me to translate the gist of what these reunions are? Essentially, if you show up to any of these reunions, and you start hooking up with other people from past seasons at these reunions, you’re probably going to increase your chances of getting cast for “Bachelor Pad 2”. Basically, they are already building their storylines and cliques heading in to the second season of “Bachelor Pad” by having the cameras at these reunions. So I just wanted to fill everyone in on how they are REALLY going to cast for “BP”. All those in attendance better bring their “A” game for the cameras, because that’s basically their audition tape being re-done. Man, if only these things were open to the public.