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. Also, your episode-by-episode spoilers for “Bachelor Pad 2” are now also in a link at the top of the page, or or click here. You’ve been warned.
Obviously after the sh**storm I created yesterday with my tweet, a lot of you are here today for some clarification on what I meant. Well, there were those who waited patiently until today, there were those that were skeptical, and of course, you had the wackos who completely flew off the handle and formed their own opinion. Let me explain. If you didn’t see my tweet yesterday afternoon, I said this:
“Whoa, whoa, whoa. It happened again? Another repeat of last season. Oh boy. Details coming tomorrow.”
And that’s absolutely true. Nothing I wrote yesterday was exaggerated or misleading. We absolutely have a situation brewing right now that mirrors exactly what happened during Brad’s season. However, it’s not the one 98% of you think it is. I worded that tweet very carefully and got the reaction I pretty much expected I’d get which was “Ben is the final one???? Hahahaha you were wrong!” Don’t believe that reaction? I’ll even share some of the emails I got in a bit. Anyway, the repeat of last season is NOT that I’m changing my final one from JP to Ben. Far from it. I’ve always known she was with JP and never wavered from it. All the info I had received up to this point pointed to why I knew it was JP, but it was info I just couldn’t share to protect sources. I never had any info that I could’ve shared which showed Ben wasn’t the one she chose. Until now. The repeat of last season that I was talking about was that the person who finished second is seeing someone now while the show is airing. Remember after I changed it to “Brad is with Emily” there were still some doubters out there, so I told you one of the reasons I knew it was Emily was because Chantal was seeing a guy named Jeff Razore? Which of course ended up being true since they are currently engaged. Well, here’s what I can now report on for this season’s runner-up:
Ben has been seeing Britt Billmaier from Brad’s season.
They have been seen with each other quite a few times over the last month or so and it’s not been to exchange stock tips or swap recipes if you get my point. Hey, good for them. Hope it works out. I showed you in Tuesday’s column what has happened to the last six or so runner’s up from this show, so I guess things look promising at least. This was more of my way of giving you all some proof that Ben is not the final one at the end, unless you just laid down your crack pipe and are thinking, “Well, maybe Ben is meeting up with Britt to discuss how in love he is with Ashley and is looking for advice.” Uhhhhh, not quite. These two were flirting on Twitter before he had to shut down his account (and she has subsequently deleted all her tweets that were sent directly to him), they both live in San Francisco, and as I said, they’ve been seen together on more than a few occasions out there. Trust me, they’re seeing each other. Just like Chantal and Jeff were last season. I have no idea how serious it is, where it’s headed, or if these two are headed down an aisle anytime soon. All I know is they’ve been seeing each other over the last month.
So yeah, was I supposed to find out about this? Of course not. But I did. And I’m sure ABC, and maybe even Britt and Ben, aren’t too happy this is getting out today. Not my concern. Their “relationship” just happens to be more a casualty of the real story here, which was to give you info on why Ben wasn’t the one chosen in the end. Hell, I’m glad Britt and Ben are together. I hope they run off and get married tomorrow. I should probably thank them for doing this since it gave me the needed ammunition to support the “Ashley is engaged to JP” stance I’ve had all season. I just wanted to give you something that shows Ben isn’t the final guy in the end, despite what the previews of the show want you to believe. Will Britt admit to it? Of course not. She can’t. ABC would destroy her because she’d basically be giving away their ending. However, once this season is over and everything dies down, maybe then you’ll start hearing stuff. Or maybe they’ll have cooled it off. I don’t know. I’m just giving you the heads up now since this has been going on for the last month or so. Hopefully those on the fence about Ashley being with JP will start seeing the light now. Ashley and JP are happy and engaged, just like I told you back on June 1st. The end.
Before gathering this news, I was gonna come to you today pumping up my sources for the info they gave me back in June when I told you that on one of their final days together, “Ben was wearing a solid grey t-shirt and Ashley had on jean shorts and a purple and white top.” If you saw this weeks story in “Life and Style”, you’ll see a pic of them on the beach in those exact outfits, so at least we now had proof those were the outfits worn. Here is what’s in the magazine:
Tomorrow is the “Men Tell All” taping in LA, with the “After the Final Rose” taping happening on Monday. I noticed on Twitter yesterday that Ali and Jason are going to be up in LA this weekend, leading me to believe they are somehow part of the MTA taping. Not surprising. I mean, they are judges for the final “Bachelor Pad 2” challenge of the season, so it’s not completely random they’d be part of the MTA. Still not really sure on what their role is, but, I don’t think it’s anything major. I should have the MTA spoilers sometime this weekend. However, there is growing speculation that Bentley might be showing up tomorrow. But as I said back when his episodes were airing, if this guy were ever to show his face on camera again or do an interview, his only reason would be to apologize and save face. I seriously doubt this guy would possibly show up there to fan the flames even more. That makes no sense. If Bentley shows up, you can bet your ass it’s because he wants to clear his name, apologize, and just move on from everything.
One last note regarding the website. I’m sure you’ve noticed since Tuesday that the “View All” button has disappeared. We upgraded the software on the site over the weekend, but noticed that the “View All” button was glitching on Tuesday after I posted the column. Once you clicked it, it was taking you to a completely different page. So for the time being, we had to remove it until we can figure out why it did that. I know that might be a pain in the ass for some of you that like to read the whole thing without clicking through pages, but bear with us. We’re working on it.
Let’s immediately begin with three emails I received within an hour of my tweet going up yesterday. Sure, I knew people would immediately think I was gonna change my final one from JP to Ben, but to read these emails that had such venom and vitriol, well, I just had to laugh. Some people are so easily duped, I couldn’t help myself. And I won’t even mention the biggest troll on Twitter yesterday and how he reacted to my tweet. Geesh. As I tweeted yesterday, I’ll keep talking about the show and giving spoilers, and haters will keep talking about me and my site. If you don’t know who I’m talking about, it’s better off that way. You’re not missing anything important. Here we go with the three rocket scientists who couldn’t wait to see me be wrong. Even though I wasn’t:
#1 – “…If you’re going to keep getting the F1 wrong (while at the same time being so confident about it), HANG IT UP!…”
#2 – “…I saw your tweet this morning. Really, if you cannot get it right then you really should not put the so called spoilers out there. I know your defense is you got everything else right. That is true but, the fact still is the biggest spoiler is the end. You obnoxiously go the whole season declaring you know the ending and everyone will see when the date comes. Now again, you have to back peddle and look like a complete fool. The worst part is people have probably been congratulating the guy you said wins and putting salt in the wound. You owe him an apology.
So now all of us doubters get to gloat!!!!…”
#3 – “…Are you kidding? A repeat of Emily and Chantal? Wow! They must have people feeding you bad info on the end. I will not be reading your blog anymore. I really don’t care who leaves from week to week, but it sucks to think one person will be picked, to have them edit the show so it looks like that person will be picked, then right at the end- nope you (and this time even the magazines) were wrong…”
Comment: Womp, womp, wooooooooooooooomp. Suckers. You were saying?
I found your site during Deanna’s season and have been a loyal reader ever since. Now when I watch Ashely’s season, I am specifically looking out for funny bits and/or obvoius edits to see if you’ll comment on them.. sometimes you get it right on, but there are a few gems I’m surprised you missed. For example, when Ashely and Lucas were discussing his outfit on the wedding picture group date and he said he felt like he was wearing a dress, her response was CLASSIC, “It’s not a dress….it’s a long shirt” ???? OR when Ryan is talking about the environment and she says, “I don’t really know much about that stuff”… that STUFF?? Like the environment??? I think we have an idiot savant on our hands… good at denistry and dancing, Rain Man at everything else….
Comment: Hey, I can’t say I really say I’m an environmentalist either. And I certainly don’t really know the first thing about water heaters and how they function. I wouldn’t put too much stock into that stuff regarding Ashley. I think maybe since it was her last date after a long week and she knew she was gonna get rid of the guy, she was probably trying to hurry it along and get it over with.
I’ve been reading your blog for 2 or 3 years now and it makes the whole bachelor/bachelorette watching experience 10 times more enjoyable. I seriously doubt I’d still be watching the show without your blog. So many thanks. Your past few columns have been definitely some of your most awesome posts – I’m laughing out loud a lot. I wanted to just say that I think you deserve major props for how you’ve handled the spoilers this season. You’ve been humble and honest without being overly apologetic (because frankly you shouldn’t have to be). I totally understand where you were coming from with Ali and Brad’s seasons – you were confident in your sources and trusted the information, because everything else you got was dead on correct, so why doubt one piece of information out of so many true ones. I appreciate how you’re just letting the finale vindicate you, which I totally believe will. There’s no way Ashley isn’t picking JP, which leads me to my question….
Why are they doing such a terrible editing job romance-wise this season? The ignorant saps out there who watch this show believing its all real revel in the multiple intense relationships and hang on the edge of their seat to see who will win, all the while making their predictions. With the producers’ ability and willingness to doctor storylines, why aren’t they making the “connections” between Ashley and the other guys seem more genuine and intense?
Comment: Who knows why they do anything that they do? They’re manipulative people whose only goal is to draw viewers to their show. If that’s by creating a villain by splicing up their sentences, they’ll do it. If that’s by making their lead seem insecure by constantly showing her crying and talking about Bentley, they’ll do it. This show has won it’s 2 hour time slot for all eight original episodes they’ve aired this season. Something’s working and they’re certainly not changing it anytime soon.
Love your weekly run down on the episodes, best part of my week. The question/comment I have is this, every time I watch them fly off to another country and chow down on the local cuisine I have to wonder if anyone gets Montezuma revenge, most commonly known as the sh*ts. Anyone who has traveled knows that not getting the runs in a foreign country is hard to do, it almost always happens to some degree. You usually have some adverse repercussions of eating the local delicacies. I am totally side tracked with this thought during their dates, that is how boring those damn dates are. Have you ever known anyone to have to run off to use the restroom during a date? I know its sick but at least Im not asking where the Ashley’s spoilers are
Comment: Ha ha….now that’s something I’ve never thought of. Don’t know. I’m sure it’s happened to someone, somewhere over the course of 22 seasons, but I haven’t been told about it.