Reader Emails

More “Bachelor” Notes and the Debut of “Reader Emails” – 1/7/11

For episode-by-episode spoilers of Brad’s season, click on the link above that says “Bachelor Brad Spoilers”. It has a breakdown of every date, rose, and elimination, all the way down to Brad’s final choice. However, there will be spoilers talked about throughout the course of this column. You’ve been warned.

I’ve done about four or five radio interviews in the past week with people asking me about the spoilers and the show, and the #1 question I’m getting asked after talking about Brad and Chantal is, “Well, is their relationship real or is it just for show?” Kinda hard to answer that now, isn’t it? I mean, as late as yesterday, Brad said in an interview that he and his final choice are still together. He says he’s very much in love, he says he’s happy, and he’s excited about the future. But what does that really mean? Of course he’s still happy, they’re in the honeymoon stage of their relationship. He better be happy being only three months in. What do you expect him to say? “Yeah, well things are a little rocky right now between us and I don’t really know where things stand.” Of course not. Every final couple that has ever come out of this show has said either in interviews or the “After the Final Rose” show how happy and in love they are. They gush about how they can’t wait to have a normal relationship outside the cameras and just go to the movies or have a night in on the couch. EVERY…SINGLE…ONE of them has said that in the past, as I would expect them to. Brad is no different.

You know, I’ve really been worried lately about my spoilers. Really biting my nails on who the final four is, you know, cuz I really just threw a dart at a dartboard with all 30 of the girls faces and came up with it. But thank the Lord that HollywoodLife.com came to my rescue earlier this week, and confirmed what I told you all a month ago. Thanks, guys. Really appreciate it. As long as YOU say I’m right, well then, I must be. In case you missed it, HollywoodLife.com has sources that have told them my final four of Shawntel, Emily, Chantal, and Ashley H. is correct. Whew! Because without HollywoodLife.com telling us their sources have confirmed it, I mean, I wouldn’t know what to believe at this point. Geesh, talk about riding someone’s coattails. Thanks but no thanks. That’s about as asinine a column as I’ve ever seen. Great. Your sources tell you I’m right. Can’t any website come out and say that just to grab attention for themselves? And a month later? Really? So ridiculous.

However, I will say there are two minor omissions in a couple of my early spoilers. On Monday when I added who was on and who wasn’t on the group dates, those were relayed to me over the phone and I obviously had one mistake in there. In ABC’s latest promo, you clearly see that Madison is on the PSA Group Date this Monday, and when I went back to look, she was on the list of “Not on Date”. My apologies. Also, Sarah is part of the group date with the stunt man in two weeks. They’ve been updated in the spoilers section. There’s a lot of women on the group date, it was all told to me very fast, and I just typed them in the wrong category. Not really a big deal in the grand scheme of things, but just wanted to let you know to hopefully prevent the inevitable email after Monday’s episode of, “Ummmm, your spoilers say Madison wasn’t on the group date, but the episode showed she was? Does this mean your sources are wrong about everything else too?” Yeah, because Madison was accidentally left out a 15 person group date, it means my final four is wrong. Hell, not only did I give you the final four on Dec. 8th, I even told you when the actual date of filming was and when it took place. I’m guessing I know what I’m talking about.

A funny note regarding “Bachelor” viewing. I’ve gotten numerous emails from people up in the Pacific Northwest who said that during Monday’s episode, commercials for “O’Brien’s Auto Parts” were running rampant. Like, the company took out 3-5 ads during the two hour time slot to promote business. Hey, I guess if your daughter’s on the show and is the eventual woman chosen in the end, why not milk it for all it’s worth? Mike O’Brien, and I’m basing this strictly on a 5 second clip we saw of him Monday as well as numerous press clippings you can Google, is pretty proud of himself and the auto empire he’s built up there. If having is daughter on a TV show watched by 9 million people is way to get more advertising for his company, then so be it. Let’s just say he doesn’t come across as the most humble guy in the world. Hell, he’s a car salesman. Do any of those guys not think they are the cat’s meow? Didn’t think so.

So this will be a new weekly feature I do on Fridays throughout this season. Here are a few emails I’ve gotten over the last week or so regarding the show. Some are funny, some are normal, some are ridiculous, some are questions to things I answered months ago, and some are just idiotic. For the sake of embarrassing these people, I will not mention their names or give out their email addresses. But just wanted to clue people in on the type of stuff I get sent to me on a daily basis, followed by my responses. Hey, I appreciate the fact people take the time to email me with questions, but honestly, probably 90% of the time, it’s stuff I’ve already answered. So just tread lightly before sending me an email with a question regarding the show. Probably a good chance I’ve already answered it. Here we go:
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“So whatever happened to Jillian and Ed? Why did they break up? Thanks!”

Comment: Cuz’ Jillian wants to get married and Ed would rather stay a bachelor and chase skirt all around Chicago. The end.
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This email came in on Monday, Jan. 3rd:

“I have a tip for you. I heard from my friend who works with Lisa Morrisey’s sister that Lisa gets a tattoo of a rose on the show this season.”

Comment: Really? Damn! Thanks for the tip! I’ll go run to my blog and report it right now! Oh wait, already did. In my post on November 23rd, I reported that four girls this season get tattoos. Then in the spoiler column on December 8th, I said those four girls who did it were the two Ashley’s, Lisa, and Marissa while they’re in Las Vegas.
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“Hi Steve:

Hey, while watching the show last night, the first thing that struck me is that Brad’s forehead does not move? And it is extremely smooth for someone living in Texas. It really looks like he has had botox. Any word on that?”

Comment: Exactly how am I supposed to know something like this? Hell if I know. What Brad does with his forehead is really none of my concern. However, what Emily, Michelle, Ashley, Chantal, Raichel, Alli, and Stacey get done to their chests? Well, now that’s a whole different story. That I will be your expert on. Brad’s possible facial injections? No idea.
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“I am trying to find the spoiler of where you predict the winner but can not find it. Please help.”

Comment: I’d look down the right hand column in the archived section where it says “American Idol 8”. I’m positive it’s in there.

I think if you’re high school or college educated, and even if you were going to my site for the very first time, I would think you’d look under the link titled “Bachelor Brad Spoilers” that’s smack dab at the top of the page. Call me crazy.

I wanted to point out a pet peeve of mine when it comes to the spoilers, and it’s when people say “Reality Steve predicts…” Is what I do “predicting”? I don’t look at it that way. Probably because of my sports background, I hate using the word predicting, because to me, that insinuates too much guess work is involved. If you ask me for what my prediction on the Colts/Jets game is this weekend, I’ll give you my prediction of who I think will win: The Jets. But that’s obviously a guess because the game hasn’t happened yet and I really have no idea what’ll happen. With this show, it’s obviously already been filmed, and with my track record, it’s a little bit easier to take these things as factual. There’s no guessing involved whatsoever. Sorry. Maybe I’m splitting hairs here over the word “predicting”, but just a little pet peeve of mine. Sports deals with predictions because the games haven’t happened yet. This has been filmed already and there is a definite answer. That’s what I’m giving you.
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“I agree that if someone doesn’t want to know your spoilers, then don’t go to the web site, your twitter, etc. But what about that I follow Lo Bosworth from The Hills and SHE tweets your spoilers? What do I do then? Seriously. I hate your spoilers and your whole web site, but that doesn’t mean I care that it’s there. I just don’t visit it. But now it’s infiltrating the rest of Twitter.”

Comment: Probably my favorite email of the week. In case some of you don’t follow me on Twitter and weren’t aware, on Tuesday night, Lo from “Laguna Beach” and the “Hills” tweeted that after watching the first episode, “I predict EMILY as the winner of this new season of the Bachelorette. Should we put a wager on it?” Well, apparently right after that, a bunch of people tweeted her telling her about the spoilers I posted already, so a half hour later, she tweets, “Okay my tweeters in the last 5 minutes have convinced me that Chantal takes it home and Emily is the next Bachelorette. Fine.” You’re welcome, Lo. Glad my readers were able to convince you.

The fact that someone from the “Hills” actually referenced me in one of their tweets actually is probably the highlight of my career, or lowlight, depending on how you want to look at it. Ha ha. Lo, by the way, this season is the “Bachelor”, not the “Bachelorette”. Glad you’re paying attention. And next time you, me, and Justin Bobby want to chill, you know where to find me. Sorry about the broken engagement, too. Hey, maybe you should go on this show since they’re no strangers to that either.

And to this person’s question, “What do I do then” in regards to spoilers leaking out everywhere. Sorry. Don’t have an answer for that one. Looks like the site is getting bigger and bigger with more and more people spreading the news on what I spoil. It’s the beginning stages of what I’d like to call “world domination”.
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“Can you tell me if Brad is engaged or not…not sure seeing it anywhere.”

Comment: You’re probably not seeing it anywhere because I’ve never posted that. I also love these certain media outlets that are reporting “Reality Steve says Brad is engaged to Chantal O’Brien”. Ummmm, please go on my site and find exactly where in the hell I ever said that? I’ve never said they were engaged. They might be, they might not, but I don’t know for sure which is why I’ve never said anything of the such. They definitely haven’t broken up yet, but I don’t know the status of their relationship. If I had to guess, I’d say they’re engaged just because of how glowingly Brad keeps speaking about his final choice. Is he really gonna keep saying how happy and in love he is to a girl he’s just “dating” from this show? They’ve shown him in promo clips holding an engagement ring on the final day, and we’ve heard him in voice overs saying “I know I love this this woman with all my heart”. Did he really get up there and NOT propose? Seems that would be kind of a let down the way they’re promoting how happy and in love he is. I don’t know. Maybe he’s taking it slow. Who knows? But if you ask me what I think, I’d say he’s engaged. Strictly a guess at this point.
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I received this email on Wed. Jan. 5th:

“You said you were going to post some of your hate emails in your latest article (like mine). What happened, chicken out?”

Comment: Ummm, no. I said in Tuesday’s recap that every FRIDAY this season, it looks like I will be doing a “Reader Email” section. See what I mean? Something that is written clear as day, is on the first page of the post, and I still get a question asking that. Talk about banging your head against the wall.
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“So who is the winner in the end?”

Comment: The girl with the fangs. Madison. Brad and her are in love and will be for eternity. They are both “Team Jacob” and that’s what brought these two love birds together.

Stupid questions get stupid answers.
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“Love your column and your writing, but…the correct grammar is: ‘She and her father’ (or whatever), not ‘Her and her father’. I hear this every day, and it drives me nuts!”

Comment: If someone is coming to this site looking for perfect grammar and sentence structure, they will be thoroughly disappointed. I think I do well with my spelling, but I’ll be the first to admit apostrophe’s, quotation marks, parentheses, grammar and sentence structure definitely eludes me at times. I think in general, I probably have a few errors every column, but hey, it’s not like I’m Jesse Csincsak over here either. Doesn’t help that I never proofread my column either since I want to post it as fast as possible after I’m done. Could I take the time to get a proofreader? Sure. Will I? No. I usually make corrections later on in the week if people point stuff out to me after they’ve read it, because honestly after I type my column, I rarely ever read it. That’s why I don’t remember most of the stuff I say until it’s pointed out to me.
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“I figured I’d contribute to your list of stupid email questions :-)

What happened between DeAnna and Holly?

Who was the guest you mentioned that may show up at Bailey’s that everyone would be interested in and did he/she show up?

Thanks for your column!”

Comment: Actually, these aren’t stupid questions at all. I’m just choosing not to answer them at this time. I have my reasons.

So if you’d like your email posted in next Friday’s column, hey, send me your thoughts at steve@realitysteve.com. I’ll be kind. I promise. Ha ha. To follow me on Twitter, it’s: www.twitter.com/RealitySteve. Or join my Reality Steve Facebook Fan Page. Talk to you Tuesday.

12 Comments

12 Comments

  1. kpetz

    January 7, 2011 at 6:36 PM

    Steve, I have a bet on you for this season! My hubby says the network is setting you up…I say no, you will be right!! So I’m rooting for ya!!!! Please be right! Darn I should have made the winner gets an iPad not dinner!

  2. UCrackMeUp

    January 7, 2011 at 8:13 PM

    Steve,

    Okay, so I know from everything you say that you are definitely right on the final rose going to Chantal….but what if in this crazyyyy world of ours ABC is setting you up, or your informant(s) for whatever reason couldn’t give you the correct info this season because they were threatened with bodily harm or some such nonsense…and you were wrong god forbid (because I believe in you) what would you do/say and how would you explain your way out of this one??? Can you give me a hypothetical response…with your wit and sarcasm I would love to hear it! Would be hilarious!

  3. Missy1982

    January 7, 2011 at 9:54 PM

    “What happened between DeAnna and Holly?”

    I’m confused. I know Star is reporting that Holly and Michael S. broke up, but this is the first I had heard of something between D and S. Was this a typo, or is there some huge scandal that I missed the boat on?

  4. Ellieanne

    January 8, 2011 at 5:05 AM

    It’ll be interesting to see if Brad and Chantal are spotted with her dad at the Seahawks game tomorrow. I wonder if ABC has any restrictions on whether they go to the game or not.

  5. bahurupiya

    January 9, 2011 at 2:28 AM

    I think Lo was predicting that after Brad & Chantal break up, ABC will ask her to be the Bachelorette.

    And can you at least refresh our memories about which one Holly is?

  6. mja

    January 10, 2011 at 2:19 PM

    I think that the Friday posts are going to be my favorites!

  7. randais

    January 10, 2011 at 3:51 PM

    Well I’ve watched the first episode THREE times now, and there was no “knock knock” joke.?

  8. LoveGravy

    January 10, 2011 at 6:54 PM

    Randais, regarding the alleged “knock-knock” joke, that part did play out the first time the episode aired at 8:00 PM last Monday, however, for some odd reason they edited that particular scene out when it repeated on the West Coast timeslot as well as Saturday night when they re-aired it. I can’t remember who said it but it was when they were doing their little meet and greets just coming out of the limos. Perhaps it was Ashley Hebert. I kinda remember the girl who said it was wearing red. It was a stupid knock-knock joke, regardless.

  9. nowayjose

    January 11, 2011 at 8:17 PM

    I just wanted to offer up a small correction. I live in Seattle and noticed the O’Brien Auto Group commercials last night during the Bachelor. Chantal’s father owns O’Brien Auto Group which is a collection of auto dealerships in Western Washington. It is not an auto parts company.

  10. EllieInOhio

    January 12, 2011 at 8:53 AM

    I also read on another site that the winner is Chantel. Is this true?

  11. JustJenna

    January 21, 2011 at 9:05 PM

    Jeez Steve the self-congratulatory shit was bad enough but now you’re insulting the very people who make you money? And by that I mean your readers.

    Didn’t your mother tell you not to bite the hand that feeds you?

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