For episode-by-episode spoilers of Brad’s season, click on the link above that says “Bachelor Brad Spoilers” (it’s like, 1″ inch above this sentence. Twice). It has a breakdown of every date, rose, and elimination, all the way down to Brad’s final choice. Which of course was modified since there was some kinda big news revealed last Monday. Don’t know if you heard. However, there will be spoilers talked about throughout the course of this column. You’ve been warned.
A couple things regarding today’s video blog. It’s over modulated for some reason. Very loud and does a lot of “peaking”. Don’t know why that is since I never changed any settings since last time, but just be sure to kinda lower the sound a bit on your computer unless you want me yelling at you for 6 ½ minutes. Also, I apologize in advance for you having a shot of my ass as I bend over in front of the camera to pick up Maddie. Thank god you didn’t get the plumber shot, but, probably could’ve done a better job of realizing where I was. Now, the reason why I didn’t reshoot the video and correct both of these things is because for whatever reason, it took an hour for it to upload a 6 ½ minute video to YouTube. I wasn’t about to re-record again over two minor glitches just to wait another hour. No idea why it took that long. Last weeks didn’t and that was a minute shorter. Anyway, here is this weeks video blog with a quick summary underneath:
A quick recap of what was in the video:
-The reader email centered around Maddie
-As of right now, I don’t have much ATFR news. Then again, I didn’t have any ATFR news last season either, so I don’t think much of it. If I get it over the weekend, I’ll post it, but I don’t think I will.
-The only news I was told was that the topic of Chantal dating and having a boyfriend was brought up by Chris Harrison and she confirms it, that there was no announcement during the taping of the “Bachelorette”, and that yes, Brad and Emily are engaged.
-Could there be more to their engagement like a possible wedding date, pregnancy, or that Emily is moving to Austin, as has all been speculated? Sure. I haven’t heard if any of those are true or not, but it’s out there.
-Last night, ABC’s press release said the next “Bachelorette” will be announced Monday night during “Jimmy Kimmel Live”. Still no official announcement of who it’s going to be, but as I told you on Feb. 24th, it’s going to be Ashley Hebert.
-Monday night will be the finale watch party at Bailey’s Prime Plus here in Dallas. Open to anyone, starts whenever you’d like to get there, and we’ll be there for all three hours of the finale. Two for the actual episode, and one for the ATFR show. After that, it’s anyone’s guess where we’re headed, but most likely Hotel Zaza.
-Also, if you’re in the DFW area, set your DVR’s to “Good Morning Texas” on Monday as I will be appearing to talk about the show and promote Monday nights event. First live TV appearance I’ve done. I’ll try not to wet myself.
I don’t think this week’s email bag is nearly as long in terms of quantity as past ones. The reason? While I was in DC, I got a ton of emails over those three days that I could never get to or ending up reading and deleting without giving them actual consideration for todays email list. Oops. But there’s still plenty in here to laugh at, including one from another country. Those are always fun. Enjoy.
While sitting here watching tonight’s episode of The Bachelor, I can’t help but notice how all of these relatively young women have huge, gorgeous, immaculately clean homes. Really?? Are these really their own homes they show them in on the hometown dates? Also, when they visit the families on the hometown dates, do the families actually provide and prepare the elaborate meals (like the lobster on Ashley’s hometown)? I couldn’t help but notice that at each girl’s family home, they all drank red wine out of the exact same wine glasses. Coincidence or catered meals?
Thanks for the great columns every week.
Comment: Shawntel’s home was huge? Since when? Sure, Chantal’s house was the size of a museum, but I think that’s much more the exception than the rule. I didn’t think Ashley’s home was all that extravagant either. Looked like a typical home you’d see in Maine. As for Emilys, sure that might’ve been big for just two people, but you gotta remember, that home is owned by the Hendricks. Emily doesn’t pay a cent for that home. The Hendricks own in outright, so how big it is really is of no consequence to Emily.
As for the dinners, I know that no restaurant can physically come in and cater anything due to contractual and confidentiality agreements. Can they purchase the food from a restaurant and go pick it up? Certainly. I’m sure a lot of them do that. And I’m sure others just have mom cook a nice home cooked meal. It’s really amazing what some people are curious about. Who cooks the dinners on the hometown dates? Really? That’s important? I guess so.
I just read the Reader Emails from March 3rd’s installment & one of the emails talked about ABC never contacting you, which made me think, what if ABC did contact you & gave you money to stop doing your blog/keep quiet about things? Would you take ABC’s money & how much would they have to pay you? They say everything has a price; just curious if your silence does too.
Comment: Do I have a price? Of course I do. Who doesn’t? Not like it’s hard work writing this column. Is it time consuming? Yeah. But is it hard? Not in the least bit. But if someone is willing to pay me tomorrow to shut my site down, I’d be an idiot to say, “Nahhhh, I want to keep writing about this silly show. You keep your $500,000. I want to keep talking about this silly, contrived show.” Yeah, so that’d be my starting point. Considering how much attention I bring to their show, it’s probably the least I could do. But would I take an offer to shut down my site (or just not talk about and give away spoilers for this show)? Abso-freakin-lutely. Anyone in my position would.
Even more what intrigues me is these “overnight dates”. It makes me laugh when they get the card and act like they have never seen the “Chris Harrison” date card before HA HA Anyway, I read all the time what you say goes into the overnight dates, SEX and more SEX ha ha, but I still can’t fathom it, I can’t believe this guy potentially bangs all these women one after the next, and then ultimately dumps two of them, LOL actually I can! Wonder if the Bachlorettes do the same thing, guess you have to test drive before you buy the car, hell I would! Just being honest!
Do you ever hear anything of the women flipping out on the bachelor, for letting them go after screwing them the night before, I mean hell it happens in real life, or do you ever get any juicy details on the overnight dates? I am sure there are some pretty dramatic times on this show, that they don’t’ show on TV, I wish they would just show more of what happened on the overnight dates! I think the most they showed was I think Jake’s season?? Or was it Jason season?? Where he couldn’t perform?? Doesn’t matter!!
Comment: Remember, this is still a network show, so they will only go so far in what they will show and talk about in regards to what happens on the overnight dates. So this woman just said she would totally “test drive before you buy the car”, but yet right before that says she can’t imagine the “Bachelor” banging three different women on consecutive days. That makes no sense. If anyone is gonna sleep with all three, you’d think it’d be the “Bachelor” before the “Bachelorette” does. And if this woman admits she would, why is it impossible to believe the men would.
No one will ever know the true answer to this question other than the people who have been in this situation. There are people who you just KNOW did, there are probably a few that you’re on the fence with, and there are ones you can tell definitely didn’t (Tenley and Sadie come to mind). So it varies from person to person, season to season. But you gotta remember, these people are pent up in house for over a month before they get to that hometown date and basically the farthest they’ve gotten is first base. You don’t think the ONE time where the cameras and microphones aren’t around these two don’t want to be going at it? Please. Nothing surprises me on this show, with the least of it being if there’s sex on the overnight dates.
And actually, that was Jillians season you were referring to with the guy who couldn’t perform. Or so they wanted us to think. That would be Ed. Don’t know if it was so much that he couldn’t perform, but more so that his green nut hugger swim trunks probably cut off all circulation to his hammer so it didn’t work that night.
This was cut and pasted exactly how it came to me. Just sayin.
hi i dont know if u ever get messages from jamaica or any other caribbean country i saw your video message that u posted u are handsome so why are u single nomally guys who do these things are geeks so you surprise me. i guess your dog mooney is keeping your company and you are ok with that anyways i always read your spoilers even if you didnt get the ending right you are doing a good job keep sweet
Comment: Yes, my first email from Jamaica. Had no idea I had fans there. Seems to me they must have an identical school system to that of the Anguillans. Or Jesse Csincsak moved to Jamaica and sent me an email.
I love how even the Jamaicans insinuate if you write a blog, you’re a geek who can’t get laid. I appreciate the compliments whoever you are. I’m handsome, and yes, single. Why am I single? Is it not ok to be single in Jamaica? I’m single because I currently don’t have a girlfriend. I don’t think there’s any rhyme or reason as to why I am. Granted, I don’t date all that much, but probably because I don’t feel like going out with just anyone. Don’t have a particular type, but I know pretty quickly whether or not I’m in to someone. Just haven’t met the right one yet, I guess. I honestly don’t worry about it too much. I turn 36 in three months. If someone wants to hold something against me because I’m gonna be 36 and single, that’s their issue, not mine. When I meet the right person I’ll know it. Just hasn’t happened yet.
Plus, anyone I meet must certainly get along with my dog, Mooney. Mooney is very important to me as you can tell by my video blogs. So now I’ve gotten emails from people calling my dog Mooney, Maggie, Mappy, and Malley. Unreal. Today is March 11th. On March 15th will be three years to the day that I adopted Maddie. Best purchase I’ve ever made. She’s the best despite how frightened she is on camera.