Bachelor Pad 2

Brad and Emily News, “Bachelor Pad” Teasers, and “Reader Emails” – 6/24/11

For all your episode-by-episode spoilers of Ashleys season, either click on the “Bachelorette Ashley Spoilers” link at the top of the page, or click here. Do not read if you don’t want to know who Ashley is with. You’ve been warned.

So lets immediately start with the news that I tweeted last night regarding information I had regarding Brad and Emily. It’s probably the one thing I’ve gotten asked most about since their finale aired, and I’ve pretty much stayed away from it since almost every story written about them hasn’t included any quotes from Brad and Emily themselves. Nor has ABC said anything or released any official statements. Well, that’s about to change. Hasn’t been announced yet, but it will be shortly, but Emily is in LA this weekend taping a private, sit down interview with Chris Harrison on a closed set (like the Jake and Vienna interview) where she will talk about her and Brad’s relationship, how they are broken up, have been broken up for a while now, and that she ended it with him. This interview will be shown during the last 10-15 minutes of the July 11th episode of the “Bachelorette” (also like the Jake and Vienna interview, although theirs was close to 45 min). Brad was asked but will not be a part of this interview. So there you have it. Finally, the emails can stop coming in asking me about these two. I don’t think Emily is gonna sit there and throw the guy under the bus, but after two months of being bombarded about it, at least people will finally get their answer as to what happened. I don’t think the news they’re broken up should be a surprise to anyone. But wanted to fill you in on how it was gonna be presented to the viewers.

One other scheduling snafu regarding the “Bachelorette” this season. For the first time since ABC has been airing the “Bachelorette” during the summer, July 4th falls on a Monday. ABC announced this past Tuesday that the July 4th episode will be a repeat of the Hong Kong episode that airs this Monday. The finale still is airing Aug. 1st, so that means there’s a change to the schedule. One of the ABC executives tweeted that the “Men Tell All” will now be shown on Sunday night July 31st, the night before the finale. Trying to confirm if that’s the case. If it isn’t, then that means they’ll have to combine two episodes at some point, and I don’t really see that happening. So as of now, it looks like the “Men Tell All” will air the night before the finale, something they’ve never done before. I honestly would’ve liked to have seen them combine the overnight date episode with the final episode, just because we all know how long and boring the final episode actually is with only two guys left and two hours to kill. A LOT of filler on that show.

Also, it’s been updated in the “Bachelorette Ashley Spoilers” link that on Monday’s episode, Mickey actually eliminates himself during the cocktail party by walking off the show. Guess he’s pissed at Ashley for still talking about Bentley. This has been shown in all the promos so ABC really isn’t hiding it. Pretty much semantics at this point in terms of his exit. All I knew was the guy left during this episode. Didn’t realize it was at the cocktail party and not the rose ceremony. Shoot me.

As for “Bachelor Pad 2”, filming wrapped yesterday. They spent the last two days with the final few couples in Las Vegas. If they stick to the schedule that they did last season (and up to this point they have), there would have been two “couples” eliminated over the last two days, leaving two remaining couples. In September, they will go back to film the finale where everyone who’s been voted off will choose between the final two “couples” of who they want to win. I don’t want to reveal the spoilers just yet because I don’t have everything, but here’s what I will reveal just to hold you over:

-There is no co-host this season, Chris Harrison is going solo. Gee, what a shame we won’t be graced with the brilliance that was Melissa Rycroft.

-Basically, the format is the same as last season. Everyone will eventually “couple” up with someone else. And yes, I’m aware of who’s with who, just don’t want to give it away just yet.

-Vienna outlasts Jake.

-There is a repeat challenge from last season. There’s also a challenge that’s somewhat a combination of two challenges from last season. And to say it’s degrading to women would be an understatement, yet on the same hand, it’s kinda hilarious. Gonna be real interesting to watch it play out.

-Holly and Michael will address their broken engagement for everyone to watch.

-Ok, I’ll give you one couple. Kasey and Vienna. Ha ha. Kidding. Here’s a clue to one of the couples: They’re arguably the two best looking people in the house. It should surprise exactly no one that these two paired up on the show. I would’ve been shocked if I heard these two DIDN’T hook up.

-Hearing about a lot of making out. No sex, but a lot of making out.

-Ashley makes an appearance on the show.

-Natalie and Dave come back to judge one of the challenges. No surprise there. All you had to do was follow their Twitter account to figure that one out.

-Ali, Roberto, Jason, Molly, and Trista were all in Vegas yesterday. Might be coincidental, might not.

Once I have everything I need, I will fill you in on the episode-by-episode spoilers. Hopefully it’ll be sometime next week.
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I want to explain to everyone the reason for doing this “Reader Email” section every Friday. It’s not to embarrass anyone. If I wanted to embarrass the people that ask stupid questions, wouldn’t I attach their full name and email addresses on it? The whole reason I don’t print that information is so as to not publicly humiliate them. The only people in the world who know who sent me that email are me and the person who sent it. I do this section every week to have a little fun, educate people on the show, all while showing everyone the type of emails I deal with week in and week out. I think it’s more funny than anything I get asked the same question over and over and over. It doesn’t bother me. I just like sharing that with everyone else. It’s fun. And you’ll even see more of it this week. So just enjoy the “Reader Emails” for what they are. A way to screw around, have fun, educate people on maybe some things they didn’t know, and point out that no matter how many “Reader Email” posts I do, no matter how many times I answer the same question, and no matter how many times I repeat the same question, it will still get asked. Trust me. I’ve been doing this 8 years. I know my readers by now. It comes with the territory. Doesn’t mean I can’t make fun of it though. Enjoy…
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Steve,

I wish you would have a Frequently Asked Questions page. I only recently discovered your site and have readers will send you an email in which you answer “I’ve answered this a million times” and then don’t answer again. A newbie like me would love to know the answer but there is no way to find it.

Comment: I’ve addressed the FAQ link before, right here in this column actually, so let me spell it out once again. IT DOESN’T MATTER. If I include that link, people are still going to email me the same questions, so I’m not about to waste my time. You really think that when a question pops into someone’s head they have about the show, their first thought is gonna be, “Hmmm, let me go to Reality Steve’s page first to see if he has a FAQ link and read through all the questions to see if it’s one he’s already answered”? No. People are ADD. I’m ADD. They want instant gratification. No one’s gonna take the time to do that, so I’m not gonna bother putting one up.

Plus, exactly where do I draw the line on what’s considered a “Frequently Asked Question”? There’d be no end. I’d keep adding to it every week considering the amounts of emails I get and how many are repetitive questions. You think I shake my head at getting repeat questions now? Imagine if I ever put up a FAQ link and STILL get asked the same questions. I might slam my head against my keyboard causing brain damage.
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A friend went to giorgios in cumming (constantines place) and his dad told them that ashley did come to cumming. You probably new that already.

Comment: No, I had no idea. Please, tell me more. Either that, or go check back two months when I was telling everybody THAT DAY when and where Constantine’s hometown date was taking place.
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Hi there and thanks for the funny stuff (I especially liked your recent comment about how watching the Bachelor/Bachelorette feels as predictable as you remember when watching Scoobidoo cartoons as a kid… yet you — and we — still watch, somehow in denial of the numbing clichés and predictability…)

Anyway, can you please answer this one: If the producers and editors are so good at micromanaging all of the sound bites and images so as to give a certain impression, why is it that cheapo mistakes come through, like that person walking by in Ashley’s house when Bently comes to dump her, and — one of my faves, when Ali and Roberto have been making out in Tahiti, he walks away and she waves wistfully, then wipes her mouth with her wrist after all that kissing…. Ha! It’s that kind of stuff that is often most entertaining.
So, do they let the cheap stuff through on purpose, or don’t care about that, or are they actually not quite so good at controlling what they put out there?

Comment: Lets not forget about the Justin Rego on crutches “flip shot” where his cast was on two different legs in back-to-back shots. Yeah, they seem to get lazy every once in a while with stuff like that. Especially in this last episode with using William’s ITM from the roast after we see him get kicked off in Thailand, and then making it seem like Ashley gave Blake the rose after talking to Lucas, which she clearly didn’t. I don’t know how to answer that other than someone fell asleep in the editing room and should be fired.
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33 Comments

  1. Steffers2222

    June 24, 2011 at 6:44 AM

    Hey Steve ~ wondering if it would be possible for you to change the “grey” background on your site? It is kinda hard to read….Please?? LOL :)

  2. BLT

    June 24, 2011 at 7:17 AM

    Oh Steve, Steve, Steve……..Vienna is the best looking girl in the house? Did you REALLY just say that. Wow.

  3. aurora622

    June 24, 2011 at 7:27 AM

    So GLAD to hear Melissa’s services are not gong to be utilized this season on BP. Maybe now I’ll watch this season. Hopefully ABC is done paying her back for the “breakup”.
    Vienna actually has gotten better looking since being with Jake the Fake.
    So funny how Jake lists his residence as “Los Angeles, CA” Yeah Jake- all of us in Denton County TX are RELIEVED that you don’t want to associate with us anymore. Pease stay in LA.
    Steve, when will you post the spoilers for BP???

  4. kaw0610

    June 24, 2011 at 7:54 AM

    @ BLT: No, Steve did not say that Vienna was the best looking girl in the house. He was joking about revealing Vienna and Kasey as a couple because everyone knows they already are. He said that a clue as to who one of the couples is, is that they are the best looking guy and girl in the house.

  5. realityrocks22

    June 24, 2011 at 8:49 AM

    Best looking couple on BP? Has to be (easily) Michelle Money + Graham. They’d have some pretty babies, those two! That couple would not shock me at all!

  6. Nobody

    June 24, 2011 at 8:52 AM

    I wonder why ABC (or anyone else) hasn’t officially announced Jillian and Ed being broken up when its well known they have been broken up for a long time?

    I’m also glad to hear Melissa won’t be back… can’t stand that buck-toothed wench. Too bad the drunken skank known as Vienna sausage will be around for a while. Any time past 5 minutes is far too long for me. I guess there’s always a chance she ends up like the Jackass dude. I might shed a tiny tear…

  7. shibby29

    June 24, 2011 at 9:05 AM

    My guess on the BP couple would have to be Gia & Graham or Gia & Blake!!

  8. Fade2Black

    June 24, 2011 at 10:12 AM

    I have to wonder what is wrong with me that I detest this season, but I can’t turn it off and just read about the end result. I think they have some kind of voodoo spell coming across the tv waves. I also wonder what the audience age demo is for this show? Is it mainly females 18-49 or are there other demo’s also?

    Funny-RS says how he can’t tell us much about BP spoilers he has, yet so conveniently does a “but I’ll tell you this”. Now we’re all guessing on who those 2 people are. AKA: The Hook. (cue background music-DU, dahh DUUUHHHH!!!!!).

    My guess is Michelle Money-100%. RS has shown us, I mean told us, beyond a shadow of a doubt that his compass is pointing due North in uber proportions for MM. Above all other chicks in the BP. Graham is #1 in my book for the guys.

    I am glad someone got so sick of hearing the name “B” and all the baggage (or shall we say, LACK of baggage) behind it that they left! Poor Ash, this will no doubt lead to her lack of confidence. She better wake up and realize she could lose good things in her life over hang-ups she has which no doubt have root in her past for one reason or another. Self-realization is a bitch, I should know.

  9. mja

    June 24, 2011 at 11:44 AM

    I read somewhere earlier (can’t remember whether it was an RS column or elsewhere) that Emily might be trying to position herself to be the next Bachelorette. It has something to do with her posting videos and keeping herself in people’s minds. And it may be that Steve has mentioned this but had no opinion on it.

    I wonder whether Emily’s 15 minutes of fame would actually last until next spring when the next Bachelorette will start filming? During Brad’s season I liked her, but ever since the After the Final Rose and beyond, my opinion has deteriorated about her.

  10. mommyof2

    June 24, 2011 at 12:12 PM

    @ RealityRocks- I thought the same thing as the best-looking couple: Michelle and Graham. Although, I also could see Gia and Graham.

    I think ABC is positioning itself for Emily to be the next Bachelorette in case the next season of the Bachelor doesn’t yield a good alternative for the next Bachelorette. That’s my guess: that ABC is keeping Emily in the public eye as much as possible for their own interests in making her the Bachelorette unless they find a better person for it from next season’s Bachelor who everyone loves and wants to see get a second chance at love. I wouldn’t be surprised if the producers have told Emily that it’s almost certain she’ll be the next Bachelorette if she does X, Y, and Z, but then I could totally see them dropping her for someone else if someone else comes along that will give them even higher ratings. But, Emily does have a good backstory for them to use. I don’t fault Emily at all in this though. People say she’s just interested in being the next Bachelorette, but she definitely would’ve been this season had she told Brad during the final 3 or final 2 that she didn’t love him, etc… So, obviously she cared about Brad and thought she had a future with him or she wouldn’t have given up the opportunity to be the Bachelorette for this season. And, I definitely wish she was the Bachelorette this season. She would have been much more interesting and confident than Ashley has been. Plus, all of the guys would’ve been swooning all over her. I don’t think they really seem like they’re that into Ashley (except for Ryan and JP).

  11. mommyof2

    June 24, 2011 at 12:17 PM

    Steve-
    Did you watch Expedition Impossible? It’s a lot like The Amazing Race (my favorite reality show), except the challenges are much tougher and the prize is much smaller. Just thought you may want to write or have someone else write about it. I figure you’ll probably watch Love in the Wild, though. It looks interesting: kind of like a mix-up of Temptation Island, Survivor, and Bachelor Pad. We’ll see, but I’m thinking it’ll be easy to make fun of and a blog on it from you could be funny!

  12. Sunnyside422

    June 24, 2011 at 12:22 PM

    I just don’t get all the hoopla about Emily. What the heck is so attractive about a wooden Barbie who can’t utter a single sentence displaying any intelligence! Those bucked teeth and the piles of makeup she wears and who knows if the boobs are real!

    There is no way she would leave the cushiony life the Hendricks family has set up for her. Leave the mansion like home for Brad’s apartment! Hell no. She knows where the moola is coming from and it won’t be Brad. A total mismatch and who knows if she will ever give herself to another man. Living the life of a “my fiance died boo hoo” seems to be her mantra. Stay in NC and please stay out of any TV appearance!

    Never saw chemistry at all with them! Liked Chantel much better….even with all the dramatics and tears. At least she had some spark and looked human. Emily was dead wood as far as I was concerned but then so was Brad so definitely a Barbie to his Ken!

  13. LanaChele

    June 24, 2011 at 2:08 PM

    I’m totally gonna guess Gia and Blake. Everyone keeps saying Graham but I don’t find him the most attractive of the bunch. But if my memory serves me correctly, RS had said before how attractive he thinks MIchelle is, so I wouldn’t be surprised if he is talking about her. Gia is gorgeous in my opinion!

  14. lucke1

    June 24, 2011 at 2:18 PM

    I use to like Emily on the show but after the show ended and I read up about what really happy and how she cheated on Brad…. I have no repect for her what so ever and If she is the next bachelorette I will not be watching the show. I already stopped watching this seasons becuase of all the drama they are putting on the shows. Why can’t they just have the shows like they use to.

  15. scavanau

    June 24, 2011 at 2:42 PM

    I’m still utterly baffled that people complain about how vulgar Steve is. It’s like saying there’s too much gratuitous sex in a hard-core porn movie – that’s the POINT! If you are offended, I just can’t for the life of me understand why you read it. I think someone needs to start a new Bachelor blog that’s G-rated so all of the people with virgin ears won’t be offended.

  16. eagorder

    June 24, 2011 at 5:14 PM

    Steve I disagree with your assessment that if a guy decided not to fight he would look like a wimp. Apparently you and other men (and Ashley) just do not understand women. Unless you meant that it would just be perception. But I disagree with that too.

    Fighting makes guys look like complete fools. Some of these guys are in their late 20s and into their 30s for God’s sake. Time for them to grow up. If I were in Ashley’s situation and one of the guys said they did not want to fight, I would be very attracted to that and probably pick that person in the end. Women do not like hothead jackasses who like to fight.

  17. realityrocks22

    June 24, 2011 at 11:02 PM

    @Mommyof2 – funny, I originally thought of the G power couple too, as the ‘hottest’– Gia and Graham…but just opted to say Michelle, since Gia has a boyfriend and Steve implied that this show “couple” was likely hooking up. Though, she decided (while having a boyfriend) last season that Wes was her “modern day Shakespeare”, so maybe she would have hooked up with Graham….so I’m with you on that guess, too!

  18. Sunnyside422

    June 25, 2011 at 1:39 PM

    I agree that by the time these guys reach their respective ages, they should be done with pounding each other or anyone else! Very immature and so not attractive. But then Ashley has no input as to dates so when Lukas indicated that she was responsible for this date…poor boob either hasn’t watched the show or still believes Ashley arranges dates! Silly man.

    Too bad these producers have no concern for any of the participants. As long as ratings are high, this type of nonsense will continue. Dumb dates arranged by dummies. Sums it up.

  19. Gabbygirl

    June 25, 2011 at 11:17 PM

    I think the obvious couple is Graham and Michelle Money! Hot, Hot, Hot,….but also could be Gia instead of Michelle…

  20. wisewords

    June 26, 2011 at 12:27 PM

    I’ll never understand why people are so hard on the bachelorettes’ physical appearance, especially for things that they cannot change. Comments like “she’s too flat”, “her legs are bowed” etc just throw me. I think Ashley looks fantastic! The truth is, most women don’t even come close to looking that good. At least Ashley’s boobs aren’t fake, like 80% of the contestants on this show. Sure she could “change” that, but this surgery comes with a lifetime of risks. Good for her for staying the way she is.

  21. HeidiT

    June 27, 2011 at 7:30 AM

    @Steffers2222 the background isn’t grey it’s white. If yours is grey then your page isn’t fully loading.

  22. canada girl

    June 27, 2011 at 7:36 AM

    It is no surprise that Mickey walks out. You could see in the previews that all the guys get upset that Bentley is back. I like Mickey alot and well he would be one I would keep around if it were me but alas it is not. Sounds like we will get an exciting episode tonight! Ali, Robert, Jason, Molly and Trista were all in Vegas for the bachelor pad bash…what do they have to do with BP no clue!!
    Skimmed over an article in Us weekly. They said that the front runners are JP, Ben, Constantine and Ames, well anyone that has been on your site knows that they got that from you as there is no way that anyone would be saying that Ames and Constantine are front runners at this time based on the episodes we have seen if I did not frequent your site and just watched the show as it unfolded then I would say Ryan and Lucas would be more front runners at this point….not Constantine and Ames they should have given you credit for that but I do not think they did/.

  23. canada girl

    June 27, 2011 at 7:50 AM

    Ohh and I am not surprised about Emily and Brad, we do not know the real story and when Emily talks to Chris I am sure she will spin it to be where he is all bad and she is the victim, blah blah blah. I know you said that there is no way she would be the next Bachelorette as it is a year away but she is staying in the spotlight and for her to agree to an interview and if she has a blog etc it makes me think that she does want publicity and want to be the Bachelorette. I was never a huge fan of Em and I may be in the minority but I feel bad for Brad……he really seemed to love her and for her to dump him. I am sure he is heart broken however if he chose Chantal O they would be together still!

  24. hordac

    June 27, 2011 at 10:06 AM

    I’m with you canada girl (hey takes one to know one, ha ha). This really looks like Bachelorette positioning to me too with regard to Emily, but what confuses me is RS constantly saying she will never be. Yes, then curious as to why she would agree to this interview if she wasn’t try to keep her image out there. I have no interest in seeing her as Bachette, as I also found her wooden with little personality. And you know who else I find to be that way? Melissa Rycroft. She served no purpose on BP. If Chris does little on these shows, than she did even less. Good that they recognized this.

  25. allymcbeal44

    June 27, 2011 at 2:01 PM

    I read an article about ashley and bentley and that they “did the deed” and that is why she is so obsessed with him, have you heard anything about this? BTW the author of this article quoted you in another article about the bachelorette. here is a copy of the article

    The Bachelorette’s Ashley Hebert: Annoying And A Tramp?
    June 24, 2011 12:12 PM by Lisa Princ

    Ashley Hebert’s strong reaction to Bentley Williams’ exit on The Bachelorette left fans annoyed with her constant whining, but a new report from In Touch might shed some light on her obsession with Williams — she slept with him.

    If the new report from In Touch is correct and The Bachelorette’s Ashley Hebert did do the deed with Bentley Williams, at least we can justify her crying and whining over him.

    An insider reportedly told In Touch that Ashley Hebert’s feelings run deep because, ”Ashley slept with Bentley before he left the show.” Uh oh, that does not sound very lady like. Wait, the whole show is a cattle call of dating, so who are we to judge?

    The insider went on to say, “That is the reason that she was so devastated!”

    Bentley Williams spent the first three episodes of The Bachelorette complaining that Ashley Hebert wasn’t Emily Maynard and went so far as to call her an “ugly duckling.” Hebert had no clue the dirt he was slinging to the camera, as he used his daughter when he explained he was leaving.

    A distraught Ashley hasn’t been able to move on since and Williams is expected to return and shake things up on this Monday’s episode (June 27).

    What do you think of the newest information that says Ashley Hebert slept with Bentley Williams and it’s causing her to flip out on the show?

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  26. allymcbeal44

    June 27, 2011 at 2:02 PM

    I love Ames and Jackie as a couple!!

  27. Sunnyside422

    June 27, 2011 at 2:13 PM

    I don’t believe Ashley did the deed with that dirt bag. They weren’t alone enough to accomplish that. I know she isn’t very put together but I don’t think she is totally stupid.

  28. SherryfromD

    June 27, 2011 at 2:52 PM

    I called Michelle and Graham hooking up when Steve told us they would both be on. I bet it’s them.

  29. MindyLouWho

    June 27, 2011 at 3:57 PM

    @ allymcbeal44: If you are really believing that article saying Ashley slept with douchebag, especially when they are quoting “In Touch” magazine, then you are easily misled. If look at the cover of the magazine which that article they are quoting is in, it says “Ashley is engaged and she’s happy”. That magazine is totally misleading. They print big things that are untrue on their covers to make people buy it. Then the sad consumer is upset when they read the cover article and realize it was totally false and they don’t have quotes from the person, only “sources close to said person”, and you don’t even know if they are true because people are dirty and will throw anyone under the bus for a few measly bucks. I knew that cover story headline was completely false as soon as I saw it because the Bachelor/ Bachelorette cannot say anything about being engaged or who they are with until after the finale airs. It was just a stupid ploy to keep people talking about Bently.
    Seriously, I knew there were stupid people in this world, but after reading the “reader emails”, and some of these comments, there are way more than I thought. WOW.

  30. tamaymay

    June 27, 2011 at 6:36 PM

    Totally looks like Bachelorette positioning for Emily. So here’s the thing. Why couldn’t they follow Ashley’s season with Emily’s? There’s no “rule” that Bachelor filming has to immediately follow Bachelorette, and they haven’t gone back-to-back forever. If ABC and Fleiss decide that none of Ashley’s castoffs are suitable for The Bachelor (and really, none of them are), what’s to stop them from going for Bachette again?

  31. peony

    June 28, 2011 at 2:53 AM

    @scavanau – lol and totally agreed!
    Steve: thanks for keeping us all so well informed and entertained! I wasn’t so sure about the new writers joining the site, but I’m loving their recaps thus far…it’s a nice addition. The reader emails are hilarious – nuff said!

  32. sed_awk

    June 28, 2011 at 7:24 AM

    I wonder why she keeps Constantine around for so long ? The guy is clearly not into her and they have no obvious chemistry whatsoever. I was secretly hoping she would get rid of him and give Blake a chance! puke at least Blake is better to look at!!

  33. allymcbeal44

    June 29, 2011 at 1:30 PM

    @mindylouwho there is no need to put down people for what they write in the comments!! I simply read an article online and asked steve what he thought about it. I think people get very brave and call other people stupid online, where they wouldn’t do that in real life. This board is strictly for fun and people have fun posting their opinions, why should one put down another for their opinions? that is just plain mean. Have a great day Mindy!

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