Back with another live video blog tonight at 9:00PM EST/6:00 PM PST with a new added feature. Vokle has added a noise canceling feature to their speakers which means each party does not have to wear headphones to speak to each other. So tonight for the first time, I’m going to also be taking some video questions and see how this goes. Works the same as sending in a regular question, you just need to have video feed, and instead of pulling up a text question, your video feed will be pulled up. Oh this’ll be fun. I know that the text questions only allow you a certain amount of characters to type in, so if you have a longer more detailed question to ask, this will be the way to do it. See you tonight.
I thought the announcement of the live ATFR show on Sunday, July 22nd was pretty self explanatory, but some people are still confused about how TV works based on a few emails I received, so let me explain. Yes, the finale airs Sunday night the 22nd with a 2 hour finale and one hour live after show. However, that “live” after show is only live on EST and CST, since we watch the show at the same time. Mountain timers and West Coasters, you’re still getting everything on tape. For you to actually watch the ATFR live, that means that the “Bachelorette” would have to start at 5:00 on Sunday night, with the live finale happening at 7:00. Not happening. So this is really no different than any other show that you get to see after the EST and CST time zone people have already seen it, but because they threw in the live ATFR, looks like some people thought that everyone in America is seeing that show live. Not the case. So basically, stay off your Twitter and Facebook that night if you don’t want to know what went down.
Now lets get to the weekly feature in this column of “Stupid Wednesday Tabloid Story That Everyone Believes and Emails Reality Steve About.” Thank you “In Touch” magazine for making yesterday one big giant annoyance. In case you didn’t see the story, here’s what “In Touch” printed yesterday:
“It’s the most shocking Bachelorette finale ever!
In Touch can exclusively reveal that the man who proposes to Emily Maynard on the season finale, airing on July 22, was not her first choice. “He won by default,” an insider on the ABC show spills in the new issue of In Touch, on newsstands now.
In fact, the insider reveals that the man who captured Emily’s heart rejected her at the penultimate hour. According to the insider, in an emotional scene filmed for the finale, Emily was enjoying a final date with one of her final two candidates — race car driver Arie Luyendyk Jr., 30, and entrepreneur Jef Holm, 27 — when he got a sudden case of cold feet. “He said, ‘I don’t think we know each other nearly enough to even be entertaining this; I don’t think we should get engaged,’” says the insider.
“She was crying and begging him to reconsider,” says the insider, who says she even blurted out, “You’re the one I want to pick!” Despite this bombshell revelation, and her tearful pleas, Emily’s dream man walked off the show — and out of her life.
Whether viewers will get to watch this shocking twist play out on air, is still uncertain. But one thing’s for sure; despite being ditched by her dream man, Emily is now happily engaged and living with the other top contender. An insider, who recently spoke with Emily’s fiancé, said, “He told me, ‘We’re gonna get married, and we’re gonna have kids.’”
And everyone who read it seemed to believe it. Not only should you just consider the source when deciding whether or not this was true, how about just a little common sense? Ok, so what we’re expected to believe judging by this story, is that Emily was hell bent on picking Arie as her final guy, but he got cold feet and rejected her. Even after the rejection, Emily is so heart broken, begging and pleading for him to reconsider and even telling him “You’re the one I want to pick!,” and he still says no and walks off the show. Then hours later, Emily forgets everything she just said (including the part where she really wants to be with Arie), picks Jef, and they’re happy and engaged? Really? REALLY? You really think she had that type of meltdown and said those things to Arie, then gathered herself, stood at a podium and told Jef how wonderful he was and that she loved him and couldn’t wait to be his wife someday? Lets just be smart here people. All I suggest is that you actually read these stories before asking me if their true. I’m guessing all the people that emailed about this yesterday, which was over about 30 people, didn’t actually read the story, they just read the synopsis. Because I can’t for the life of me think that if you read the story and read those quotes, that you actually believed that’s what happened. That’s not what happens, it’s tabloid garbage, and stories like this happen EVERY SINGLE SEASON as we get closer to the finale. Lets not hyperventilate over something that “In Touch” magazine writes when they have absolutely nothing to back this up other than more quotes from “anonymous” sources. Then again, that’s why these magazines are in business. People will believe anything.