Who Got the First Impression Rose, 25 Douchey Head Shots, and a Mike Fleiss Interview Bordering on Hilarious

May 3rd, 2012 | 62 Comments | Posted in The Bachelorette 8 - Emily

A lot of stuff to get to today, and since there will not be a video blog tonight, I figured I’d cover as much as I could for you. I’ve got some stuff to take care of tonight and am rather busy, so I apologize that you will not have a video blog for the first time in the last 13 weeks. We’ll be back next Thursday which will be the last one before the show starts on Monday the 14th. And yes, we will continue them throughout Emily’s season on Thursday nights at 9PM EST/6PM PST.

Let me first begin by getting this off my chest since it was asked to me a lot this week on Twitter and on email, even though I answered it way back when the show was first announced. The answer is “no,” I will not be covering “Bachelor: Canada,” nor will I have spoilers for it. It doesn’t air in the states so I don’t see why I’d have any interest in covering it. I saw that filming has begun on that show and they announced who the guy was, but I didn’t even care enough to look at a picture of him or check his name. I know absolutely nothing about that show, so if we could keep the inquiries to a minimum I’d appreciate it. I can’t help in any way.

If you didn’t see my tweet from Sunday afternoon, then let me tell you what it said. Chris Bukowski got eliminated at the rose ceremony last Friday night in LA, meaning your final three guys are Jef Holm, Sean Lowe, and Arie Luyendyk Jr. Overnight dates were this week, and for the first time in I think four seasons, as of right now, I do not know where they were headed for overnights and the final rose ceremony before they took off. I’m hoping it comes to me any minute, and it might, but as of now I don’t know. I was told Madrid before the season started, and hell, they might be there for all I know. But I have no confirmation just yet. I’m actually kinda shocked no one on Twitter has seen filming anywhere and took pictures or posted something. So whether I find out in the next few days, or someone tweets something, you’ll know about it soon enough I would assume. They can’t possibly keep it under wraps for 2 weeks. But guaranteed Jef, Sean, and Arie are your final three.

If you saw ABC’s press release about the first episode, they kinda gave you a glimpse of what to expect by filling in the names of some of the guys and what they did. Here’s the snippet:

Emily, 26, a single mom who lives with her six-year-old daughter Ricki in Charlotte, North Carolina, meets 25 potential soul mates as she begins her own search for true love. In the premiere, “Episode 801,” 25 eligible men come from all over to try and win Emily’s heart. Immediately, the drama and the one-upsmanship begin: Emily is hit with a bad case of nerves, but that anxiety melts away as soon as the men start to compete to impress her. Tony makes like Prince Charming and presents her with a glass slipper. Jef, a successful entrepreneur, springs onto the scene on a skateboard. Party MC Stevie shows off his “can’t miss” dance moves. Travis offers a gift with a special meaning for Emily and her daughter. However Kalon is not to be outdone and lands in his private helicopter, much to the chagrin of the other men.

The battle for Emily’s attention and affection has only begun. Once inside the mansion, Kyle, a confident financial advisor, is eager to captivate Emily, but Brent, a single father of six, is busy showing off his voluminous collection of family photos. Chris, the handsome sales director, makes his mark with some custom bobble head dolls. But Arie, a professional race car driver, is nervous to share his career with Emily – fearing that it will remind her of her late fiancĂ©, Ricky Hendrick. And Doug, another single dad, shares a tender moment with the Bachelorette, bringing with him a touching letter from his 11-year-old son.

After Chris Harrison reveals the first impression rose, the tension mounts and sparks fly. Stevie, the brash entertainer, confronts Kalon, the grandstanding wealthy suitor, accusing him of being selfish and insincere. Emily, unaware of the friction between the bachelors, is wooed away by the skateboarding Jef, who exudes a soft-spoken confidence that impresses her. Emily finally offers the first rose to a bachelor who was so charming that it would be hard for any of the men to argue with her choice.

One bachelor could relax, but 24 others are very anxious as the season’s first rose ceremony begins. Finally, Emily will have the 19 men who will move into the southern mansion.

I can tell you now that the first impression rose went to Doug. I guess going to the ol’ “I’ll get her by reading something written by my son card” worked on Emily. Hey, at least he got his first 1-on-1 date in episode 4 (Bermuda), and not episode 7 like our last first impression rose recipient from the “Bachelorette,” Ryan Park.

I can also tell you that Nate Bakke’s name isn’t Nate Bakke. It’s Jeff Maly. Jeffrey Colin Maly to be exact. Nate Bakke is the guy’s stage name, even though this is basically the first “acting” gig he’s ever landed. Growing up he was known as Jeff Maly, and all close friends know him as that.

I plan to have your episode-by-episode spoilers sometime in the next two weeks. Probably won’t be as detailed as in the past, and a lot of it you already know if you’ve been following the site the last two months, but I hope to have all your eliminations and most of your dates laid out for you hopefully by the time the show starts. If not, shortly thereafter.

And a quick shout out to Wes Hayden who released a new music video this week called “My Life.” I’d say I like this better than “Theeeeeyyyyyy saaaaaaaay love, it don’t come eeeeeeeassssssssy.”

62 thoughts on “Who Got the First Impression Rose, 25 Douchey Head Shots, and a Mike Fleiss Interview Bordering on Hilarious

  1. @missannmcd —

    I USED to love reading Steve’s spoilers and I thought Steve was high-larious (most of the time).

    Then he started becoming offensively arrogant when he belittled his readers on a regular basis…..patted himself on the back to excess….claimed he NEVER reads these comments…..and finally, stuck his hand out and had the nerve to ask for money.

    It has nothing to do with how I feel about myself. I like myself quite a bit, thank you.

    I feel that this column of Steve’s has become some way for him to finally rat out the popular kids (i.e., Mike Fleiss). Seems like unfinished business to me….and please tell me what woman would find his whole schtick appealing?

  2. RS tweeted that there will be no column today. Boooo
    I wish he would at least just tell us if the BacheSpoilerFans spoilers are accurate or not.

  3. Just looked at a different spoiler site… Said that the final 2 are Jef and Sean.
    THERE!!!! How do you like THAT ABC?! ;-)

  4. Hi JovisMom, I read that too, and they’re even saying now that Jef is the F1. Apparently that site has been wrong the past two seasons though. I’m not believing a thing until RS confirms it.

  5. Hi CaliGirl – couple of points for you: the BacheSpoilerFans site is a site of sleuthers, and sometimes they get wrong info, but ALWAYS flagged as potential. The info right now is flagged as 100% and we believe it. RS has been wrong several times in the last few years (Ali ending up alone, Brad picking Chantal, etc…) and the sleuthers on that site HAVE corrected him before he did. Steve does not like to be schooled and hits back with nastiness. You want to believe him over a lady who does not try and make money and fame from her info… you do that… We’ll see who’s right :) Enjoy the show either way, it looks like it is going to be a cracker!!!!

  6. Sophienettejc, I am just curious as to why ZERO media outlets have posted what was said on those boards, about Jef being F1. I am starting to wonder if the theory that Fleiss and Co. intentionally leaked the info so that RS wouldn’t have it first is true. Who knows. Regardless, Steve never said in his video blog last night that the spoilers/sleuthers are wrong. He just said he doesn’t know. He also said if they happen to be right and if they had the info before him, then so be it.

  7. I know that Steve says that the law suite is baseless and he says it will not stop him from spoiling the show. However lack of spoilers that he has posted about Emily makes it obvious that he has been told by his lawyer that he should not be posting anything more about her season. Usually a couple weeks before the finale Steve has the episode by episode spoilers posted. So the fact that he has not done so and is not posting anything this week shows that this lawsuit is actually a very serious matter. If it was not then Steve would have everything up on this site.

  8. I never post on blogs – but I just have to say, I’m dissappointed in how arrogrant you have become Reality Steve. I used to be a fan, but I think your growing readership has really got to your head. Your officially down a reader. You are certainly not the only person who breaks the Bachelor news anymore.

  9. I am not buying the other spoiler site info. My $$ is on Arie for 1 massive reason–dude is from a racing family. Know your Emily history people. Her baby daddy was a Hendricks, also a racing family. Stock car variety. Arie’s dad won Indy won than once, so an open wheel racing family.

    Emily loves her car drives, the family $$$, and all that.

    It;s gonna be Arie.

  10. I’ve been reading and watching all along Steve, but never commented again. I was tempted during Brads time with Emily but kept it to myself.

    I do not have a clue as to why ABC would choose Emily to be the bachelorette. I was born and raised her in Charlotte and the things that have been in the Charlotte Observer about her and her intrusion of the Hendricks family tell the real story of her. Hendricks isn’t her baby daddy (hate that silly term) and my gosh, the family had to get a restraining order to keep that crazy girl away form them. Yep, she like the racing lifestyle and the money for sure.

    I’m not related to either the Hendricks family or Emily and I do not know any of them personally. But I know what has been public record for many years and ABC is clearly getting desperate this time. (Well, lots of times) I really won’t be watching this season because sooner or later the crazy girl will make the news here again. I feel sad for all the viewers who buy into this because it’s not a fairy tale, it’s a nightmare.

  11. I agree….and Im sure all F3 stayed there during filming regardless of who the F1 was. That would explain why F3 and F2 had not come home since the final RC. ABC is smart and know there will be spoilers out there..Maybe they are getting smart now. If I were ABC Id send all staff home after hometowns and bring a new crew in that way understanding who is leaking information becomes easier.

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