“Reader Emails,” “Dr. Reality Steve,” & Another Contestant Confirmed

Definitely need to start off today’s column wishing a Happy Birthday to my mother, Charlotte. You all got to meet her, albeit briefly, on a video blog a few weeks back. She is a great mom, and although she lives in California and I obviously I see her less than I used to, she has always been there for me. So Happy Birthday mom! Your card should be arriving today. And signed the same exact way every single card I’ve sent you has been signed for the last 20 years. Make sure Olivia and Nichols behave for you on your birthday, which is probably asking a lot.

There will be a live video blog tonight at 9PM EST/6PM PST, however, I don’t plan on going long because, well, tonight is the NFL draft and I’m a sports geek. Probably do no more than 30-40 minutes tonight, but hopefully I will have found out some stuff on whatever Emily and Sean did today for their hometown date. I know Emily was hanging last night in downtown Dallas. I had a couple emails this morning from friends who said they saw her there.

Something I need to correct from Monday’s column. As you know, the hometown dates have been going on this week, with today being the final one with Sean here in Texas. Hmmmmm, maybe if I find out where they are I’ll head out there and be a nuisance walking in the background. Anyway, the rose ceremony is tomorrow night getting down to three guys, and I mentioned on Monday that it would be in Charlotte. I stand corrected. The rose ceremony tomorrow night is in LA. Which means they leave from LA to head out to wherever they are going. I’m still standing by Madrid until I’m told differently since that’s where I was told before the season, but at this point, it’s anyone’s guess. However, I’m hoping to find out as soon as I can and get confirmation of where the overnights and final rose ceremony are. If I get it, I will tweet it out since I don’t plan on writing a 2 sentence column. Could happen later today, could be tomorrow, could be sometime this weekend. Regardless, I’d follow me on Twitter (@RealitySteve) if you want to be updated, assuming I do get it confirmed. Also, there’s an outside chance I could know by this weekend which of the remaining four guys gets sent home after tomorrow’s rose ceremony, so I’d keep you updated on Twitter for that as well if I should find out.

One more guy I can now confirm for Emily’s season. It’s the guy from the promo they are running for Emily’s season who gets out of the limo screaming “EMILY!!!”:

I’ve been able to find out who he is through a a very unfortunate website, Mugshots.com. Looks like a while ago he was booked for underage drinking and this was his lovely mugshot (just found out about him this morning so didn’t have time to look a lot of things up). Here he is:

17. Joe Gendreau: 27 or 28, Winter Park, Fla. Currently lives in Los Angeles. Graduated University of Florida. Attended Winter Park High School in Florida. The MySpace link below belongs to a Joe Gendreau of Winter Park, Fla who’s 27 years old. Looks like that could be him as well.

Old MySpace Profile – Joe Gendreau


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I guess you can say you’ve made it in life if you’ve ever ended up on Mugshots.com. Your parents must be proud, Joe.

11 thoughts on ““Reader Emails,” “Dr. Reality Steve,” & Another Contestant Confirmed

  1. That whole Arie and Cassie thing was probally a set-up. The producers knew with Emily they were not going to get that steamy overnight dates so to make up for it they would cast Arie knowing Steve would give his name, allowing the hometown families to do the dirty work and rat him out. Honestly thats why his date wasnt last, if it were he could comfront her. We all know whoever told her was a family member of the other three. Either she sends him home before the rose ceremony or Chris sends him home. It will be my guess she wont be at the cocktail party/rose ceremony and her quest for love will be in jeopardy. Like I said before just because she is Emily doesn’t mean its going to be a happy ending for her and she wont be subjected to the torture of editing. I know I’d be upset if my handler dated my husband and pretended like they did not know each other.

  2. Call me completely cynical, but what I see happening is the classic “boy meets girl, they fall in love, outside forces intervene making girl doubt boy, boy wins her back, and they live happily ever after” until the cameras stop rolling. Every love story we’ve ever seen has this same formula. It gives the little bit of added “punch” that this season needs, Ari can be both the hero and villain, and poor beautiful (insipid) Emily can be the damsel in distress.

    Their scenario seems tailor made. If the reveal had happened earlier, then I think he’d be out, but not at the point that she’s fallen for him. (All of this presumes that in her mind at this point “he’s the one”.)

  3. I’m really confused…did I miss something? I agree they won’t get the steamy over night dates (if they get an over night date at all.)
    Are you saying who ever told her – meaning that Arie and Cassie dated? I’m very confused please make me understand!
    Thanks!

  4. @kd1981… Watch the first 3 minutes of the video blog from last night and you will get it

  5. @KD all you need to do is google ARIE LUYENDYK and a photo pops up with him and Cassie Lambert…the producer of the lead. They date a few years back, its not recent but they dated. This information came out right before they left for hometowns. I assume the information was given to her on hometown dates. By this time she is way to invested in him, which will turn into a meltdown if they show it. Im sure if Chris doesnt send him home he will turn up at final RC to intervene with the final 2. My question is why isnt anybody calling Cassie on this issue on Twitter? She is on it. Imagine if your best friend did your husband before you were married and they never told you.

  6. Steve tweeted that Chris went home at the last rose ceremony. Hmmmm, I honestly don’t see the appeal of the final 3!

  7. I checked out the pictures on the above mentioned website. What is with the hair? Is this the new guy style? I just want to put that hair down.

  8. Hi, I would like to know who pays for the engagement rings? The producers or the bachelors or both?

  9. I agree that Ari was a setup. The producers thought that he would be eliminated anyway because in the season with Brad Emily didn’t take too well to race car driving. Surprisingly she didn’t mind with Ari. So the producers had to find a new gun to kill the romance before the end. So they they told Emily about Ari’s relationship. I think they were never really thinking that the two would have that much chemistry.
    Emily did not cut Ari after the reviel, so now the producers have a dilemma. The last thing they want to happen this season is another split soon after the end of the show, they desperately need a success story and they know Ari isn’t in it for the long haul. According to what I’m reading in regard Emily being turned down by her first choice before the final rose tells me that Ari chickend out just in the nick of time because he does not have and never had a commitment in mind and that’s why Jef is the last man standing. I just hope that Jef can live with that.

  10. Adding to my last comment – it looked to me as if the family situation at Ari’s house was a set up to turn Emily off. I lived for many years in Europe and people just don’t act this way with visitors unless they have very poor language abilities. Ari’s parents live since a long time in the US, speak perfect English and know exactly that this is rude. (speaking in a different language to exclude a guest). Especially in front of rolling cameras. I think they all worked really hard to turn Emily gently off Ari. It didn’t work and now the producers must have been scrambling for a timely solution.

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