Your “Bachelor Pad” Recap Including Why the Spoilers Are Gone & Who You Can Blame For It

August 7th, 2012 | 91 Comments | Posted in Bachelor Pad 3, Bachelor Pad 3 Spoilers

The column that a lot of you have been waiting for, and honestly, I’ve been waiting for it too. I can finally get this off my chest because it has a lot to do with what’s going on with the site right now, it has to do with me naively thinking that some of these contestants are actually good people at heart, and it has to do with being betrayed by someone I thought I could trust. For the last two weeks, a lot of you have either tweeted or personally emailed me something to the effect of, “Where are the Bachelor Pad spoilers? I thought I saw them before but now they’re gone.” Yes, they are gone. And I can now finally explain why.

When Mike Fleiss was cryptically tweeting three weeks ago seemingly referencing me and my site, and I said I didn’t know what he was talking about, I didn’t. But then on July 17th, I was informed by the lawyers for the production company of the “Bachelor” franchise that they believed a breach had occurred in the agreement I signed. Fleiss just took it to another level and he was being completely overdramatic and exaggerating the story. He was acting is if you’d never seen another spoiler again on my site and/or they were gonna shut me down. Wrong and wrong. Here is the honest story about what’s going on right now:

I have received unsolicited communications with a lot people in the “Bachelor” franchise. The producers know this, which is why they are on a witch hunt to get me. They HATE the fact that some of the their contestants like me and they seem to be doing anything they can to get them to turn on me. Well, one of them did. Her name is Erica Rose. Erica and I have been friends for well over a year. I’ve got one years worth of text messages in my phone to prove it. She’s someone that I’ve talked to on numerous occasions, have met three or four times to hang out, mostly about non-Bachelor/ette/Pad related stuff, and someone that, up until recently, I thought was a good friend. Boy was I wrong. Through my conversations with her since filming ended, even though I thought I was not breaching my agreement that I signed, it seems to me that I was set up by Erica and she turned over a few of my texts (taken out of context) to the producers of the show, which led to the barrage of tweets from Fleiss and a demand letter from lawyers for the production company of the “Bachelor” franchise. In their letter, they stated that they wanted me to do two things:

1) Take down all “Bachelor Pad” spoilers that I’d already posted or were about to post about this season
2) Pay a fine

I’ve done both. I still don’t think I breached the agreement in any way by continuing my yearlong friendship with Erica even after she had returned from filming “Bachelor Pad,” especially since I ALREADY knew a lot of the spoilers before getting back in touch with her. However, I knew it would be a smarter decision to do what they said, take down the spoilers already posted and pay the fine rather than deal with this in court. I mean honestly, taking down the “Bachelor Pad” spoilers is really not that big of deal to me since they’d been up on my site since July 3rd. They’re already out there, and plenty of other media outlets have picked them up and ran with them. If you search around the internet, you can find other sites that copy and pasted the stuff I have already released. But going forward, I am not to re-publish the spoilers of this season’s “Bachelor Pad” on my site. You can thank Erica Rose for that.

However, let me make one thing perfectly clear: This will NOT prevent me from spoiling the finale of this season that they go back to film later this month, nor future “Bachelor” or “Bachelorette” seasons. It’s just that because communications continued with Erica Rose which they feel was a breach of the agreement that I signed, even though I don’t, it’s smarter to just do what they say in this instance and chalk it up to a lesson learned. This is very different than emailing the three girls on Ben’s season (Emily, Jaclyn, and Casey S) and saying that I’d never contact contestants again. I didn’t know those girls and was specifically looking for information. In a way, them turning over my emails made a little bit of sense since they were just fresh off the show, had never heard from me before, and were just scared. But I’ve known Erica for over a year and the purpose of our communications after she got back from filming was NOT about asking her for spoilers, because I already knew. She started talking and I started asking questions. The agreement I signed with them has nothing to do with the publication of spoilers. Nowhere in the agreement does it say I can’t spoil their show. It doesn’t even say I can’t talk to Cast members. It has to do with initiation of contact about non-public information about The Bachelor Series, and while I don’t think my contact with Erica Rose constituted a breach of my agreement, I didn’t want to fight the language, so I agreed to what they demanded. And since they still don’t know exactly where I got my information from, she has ruined all spoilers to date for everyone…but not going forward on stuff that hasn’t been taped yet. I am still free to spoil anything that hasn’t been taped as long as I don’t breach the agreement in doing so. Well, that won’t be a problem, I can assure you of that. Although it’s sucked receiving a bunch of “Where are the Bach Pad spoilers” emails from people the last couple weeks and not being able to give the reason why, you now have your answer. I’m fine with taking the spoilers down, I wish I didn’t have to pay the fine, but, that’s the price I paid for trusting a phony, shallow, self-centered, insecure person like Erica Rose.

91 thoughts on “Your “Bachelor Pad” Recap Including Why the Spoilers Are Gone & Who You Can Blame For It

  1. She sold Kalon out to Star magazine so I’m not surprised she did this. Once a sell out, always a sell out. She’ll do anything for fame and money. How sad……

  2. Steve,

    I feel badly for you that you had to learn such a painful lesson. In the long run this experience will serve you well.

    When you look at people you choose to trust, you have to look at them as a whole. Are they honest in every aspect of their lives? If you think they’ll be different for you — you will end up wrong.

    This is a girl who has chosen to make reality shows a regular experience for herself. She’s a sellout. She is clearly insecure and lacks integrity. She showed you who she was before you decided to suck up to her. She’s not about anyone but herself.

    You’ve said your peace. Shut up about it now. Live and learn and move on. Sorry you got burned.

  3. ok said I would have one post in all my years here and I did it. hours ago ..however bigfatwoman has said it all!!! So I need to give her a shout out !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. I feel.. Mixed. I agree, RS should live and learn from his tragic misconception that ANYONE from the Bachelor franchise is his true friend. However, HE often had her back. I found this excerpt from his Jan 22 post about the Bachelor/ette Reunion:

    “Reading some of the Twitter accounts and looking at pictures, some girls looked great, and others, not so much. However one consensus that I did get is that a lot of people were impressed with how Erica Rose looked. Good for her. And her gavel.”

    It all makes sense.

  5. @ strick432: Erica was on Dr. Phil for being spoiled rotten – I think it was called “Spoiled Rich Princesses” or something like that. She was on with her mother, and also another girl who was also spoiled rotten by her mother. They both refused to do chores, curb their spending, and were basically doing nothing with their lives. Dr. Phil forced them to do a day of honest work (which they failed at, if I remember correctly). Then she was on “You’re Cut Off,” the link above you posted by Guerlain where her mother turned her into this rich girls’ boot camp because of her spending and the usual. It doesn’t seem like she’s changed a bit and obviously wants to be on TV as much as possible.

    Steve, I’ll be your friend. MY tiara’s better than Erica’s. ;-)

  6. he basically openly admitted fishing for information from the contestants and buying it.

  7. Sorry this happened Steve but she isn’t smart enough to be that manipulative. I’ve never read this blog, I don’t really watch reality shows, but I grew up with her in Houston. She scrapes by in life because she’s so stupid that nobody sees her as a threat. Her manipulation tactics are 4th grade level, it’s just that nobody cares enough about her to expose her. The men in Houston just sleep with her and laugh about it later.
    Half her Houston “society” friends met her on FACEBOOK. SHE IS ONLY RELEVANT AS A PUNCHLINE. The people I know who went to law school with her said she barely graduated and failed the Texas bar, if it makes you feel better they also said they would give her bad information when they studied with her because they knew she was talking shit behind their backs.
    Media blackout. Make her irrelevant. Well, more so than she already is. If you won’t do that, at least make her unhireable because other reality “stars” won’t work with her. I look forward to reading her most incriminating texts, and you just made a fan of your blog!

  8. Steve, I feel for you, I honestly do. But at the same time, I believe Erica was “planted” by the Bach producers to become a “friend” of yours. The deal they put out was most likely money, and another appearance on BP. Once she got what she was promised, she blew the whistle on you. That’s my take on the situation. Sad that people like her are THAT incredibly insecure and spoiled that they have to live their lives this way. Consider it a lesson well learned. But, be cautious; there are many, many “Erica Rose” type people out there. Just tread lightly.

  9. Sorry Steve this happened to you. I live in Houston and know all about Erica Rose. Im sorry you fell for her spoiled childish behavior. Erica is all about Erica, she wants everyone to love her and worship her and yet she doesnt like anyone. She thinks everyone is beneath her. She only wants to be around you if it benefits her. Her mother is just like her, thats why she is this way. Kalon I have to say is a nice guy, he is all an act on TV. Please Steve keep your info coming. I look forward to it.

  10. I stopped coming here a couple of years back and don’t watch these shows but saw on CNN about this issue…crazy, I know. But one of the last things I wrote was about how Kasey and Vienna were psycho crazy. RS, you told me that I shouldn’t judge these people and they aren’t as they seem. My response…you’re getting too close. Seems it ended up being true. These people are leaches that are trying to make a quick buck for themselves. They all have ego and self esteem issues. Just do your job and keep your distance.

  11. Did anyone noticed the editing error during the wax museum date? I knew immediately that the “wax figure” of Chris Harrison was really him because in the first shot, his fingertips were pressed together at waist-level. In the next shot, his hands are down, and in the next shot, his hands are back at waist-level. Gave it away immediately.

  12. @kmar – yup, saw that too.

    RS, why’d you delete my comment that included the links to the Bachelor/ette and your own facebook pages?

  13. FB pages have settings. I am sure Steve is not deleting anybody’s posts on his RS FB page. Depending on the settings; ages restrictions, posts, pictures, tags can all be controlled in his admin control panel. :D

  14. The funniest (or perhaps the most pathetic) part of the whole series is how the former bachelor(ette) contestants keep talking about how they deserve to be there, but not the fans.. as though they’ve done something spectacular to deserve this opportunity. Would there even be a show if there weren’t fans to watch it? I am always surprised by what train-wrecks these people are – you know you should watch, but you do :)

  15. Live and learn Steve. You gut stung, so be it. But if this happens again, just means that you are either a slow learner, are dumb, or both.

    Love the spoilers. Just pay attention to details of contracts you sign. I do not want to see the spoilers end.

  16. I find it totally hilarious that Erica is so delusional that she thinks she’s “prettier.” Compared to who? Erica is NOT pretty. She’s funny looking, though her plastic surgery helped but then again, most of these girls that she is putting down didn’t have to have plastic surgery to get a better FACE. It’s just a darned shame that RS wasted his $300 or she would have seen the truth – nobody wanted to waste money on her. Oh well, at least it was for charity. She may think she’s “pretty” but she has an UGLY personality.

  17. @cangel – since everyone else has been able to post links with no problem (see above comments) and because after I posted the links there was a line stating “Your comment is awaiting moderation. ” printed above the links and then the post disappeared, I respectfully disagree that was the issue.

    @ sandy – couldn’t agree more.

  18. punka: Steve may not be either dumb or a slow learner. He may just be somewhat naive about some relationships. Some really smart people have those same traits. By his own admission, he doesn’t trust easily, which probably helps him not be taken advantage of, but also could cause him to be somewhat lonely and thus vulnerable to someone who seems, at first glance, trustworthy.

    In terms of the contestants on this show – I can only imagine that it is the really rare individual that doesn’t score high on the narcissism scale, and therefore low on empathy. Such a person doesn’t really tune into the feelings of others – just their own. I have seen no evidence that Erica is that rare exception.

    Having said all that – let’s try not to demonize anyone – none of us are as good or as bad as it may appear.

  19. Well, Steve, you’ve learned a tough lesson: fame whores are fame whores and they’ll do anything to further their narcissistic goals – and if that means betraying their friends or family or whoever, they’ll do it.
    Frankly, I don’t think you should have either removed your spoilers OR paid a fine, although I understand the economics of doing so. Fact is, a Bach Franchise contestant took it upon herself to develop a “friendship” with you, so if anyone is breaking the rules/violating a contract, it’s her.
    But don’t sweat it. It’s not like anyone who has seen Erica’s “performances” honestly feels that she has an iota of personal integrity, so … carry on (with caution)!
    And fer gawd’s sake DON’T communicate with Fan-Donna, even if she contacts you! That girl is barking mad! Seriously, what was with her comments in the limo about not understanding why not a single guy in the BP house was throwing himself at her, because that’s what happens to her EVERYWHERE, ALL THE TIME?
    Holy delusions, Batman!!
    Thanks for letting us know what’s going on Steve. And keep doing what you’re doing.
    P.S. to Quacker: Are your initials either E.R. or M.F., perhaps? Hahahahahahahaha!

  20. @Randals…sorry thought you meant comments with links were being deleted off his RS FB page. I must of read it wrong. Looks like your on the RS “naughty” list :D

  21. There are some contestants on the show that immediately give off a good vibe to me. Some of these contestants would be Melissa R, Kacie B and Tenley Molzahn. Then there are contestants that rub you the wrong way. One of them for me is Erica. It seems like Erica is a little bit off and I am not able to place why. I am not sure why Steve even befriended her on a more personal level and placed his trust in her. Maybe they were two peas in a pod and used a lot of humor in their friendship and they got along for that reason. The lesson learned is that true friends are hard to find. Hopefully Steve will be more careful on who he befriends in the future. I am sure Erica can be a nice person, just misunderstood. Anyways I found this video about Erica.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dtjvnx3e__4

  22. $300 for Erica Rose? Steve, you overpaid by at least $270. $30 tops – and that’s the tab for both you and her. Seriously, I wish Erica Rose would find herself a man somewhere so we wouldn’t have to watch her season after season on Bachelor Pad, but with her pathetic whiny self-serving attitude that most likely will never happen. Decent men won’t have anything to do with women like Erica (on a permanent basis), and decent women don’t behave like she does. She is nothing more than a mercenary wh*re, selling whatever she has to the highest bidder. And I bet she’s paid in both cash and “benefits.” Ugh. Steve, really, you can do better.

  23. people could sell steve shit and he’d buy it as long as it comes from one of the bachelors.
    no more spoilers..
    duck is quacking in its shack, quack quack

  24. Steve – I hate this happened but when you get too close to the fire, you get burned. I have been confused in the past when you suddenly became friends (Wes for example) (Deanna modeling jeans on your website, for example) after you spoofed them for months. I think a healthy distance from all of them is wise. You talk about their character and their egos – why you think any of them would change their stripes is naive. Lesson learned I hope.

  25. I can’t stand Erica Rose, she’s whiny and irritating. When she talks it’s like chalk screetching across a board. I want to gouge my eyes out with pencils. The only reason I can think of that we have to watch her every season on BP is because the Fleecemaster MF owes her something. STEVE, when will you learn, MF has a bounty of sorts on your head. He will do whatever he has to do to stop you and bring you to your knees. I am sure has has offered the Bach/Ette alumni something if they can get the goods on you. It my not be money, but in ER’s case, televison time. For goodness sake Steve, please do not trust these people, they are all famewhores who will sell their mother’s down the river. Stay away from them, and never never reveal your sources to any of them. Take it to your grave. I won’t watch as long as he has people like Erica Rose on. I look forward to RS spoilers so I don’t have to watch. Watch your back Steve.

  26. Hang her to dry. End of story.

    She’s delusional. There is no way at all that girl is pretty. She’s been given too much incorrect information all her life…likely ‘daddy’ told her what a little princess she was all her life, she ate it up, and look where it gets her?

    I really hope that if she decides to practice law, that NO ONE hires her because of the publicity she’s had. That would be the ultimate haha on her!

  27. AMEN to everything @Athena said.

    As badly as I feel for anyone who naively gets burned by another person — I’m going to conclude with no real basis whatsoever that Steve is rather emotionally stunted.

    Between the over the top and sometimes offensive sophomoric re-caps….to the fixation of Mike Fleiss. This seems like a case of (and I’ve said it before) unfinished business with the high school bully that Mike Fleiss represents and a way to be “in” with the cool kids via Erica Rose and any other Bach contestants Steve can befriend.

    I think in general Steve needs to do some growing and man-ing up.

    (Less we forget the Donate button and not telling the full story behind it — add that to the list).

  28. Steve, you said, “I don’t think she did this just to do it for fun. I’m guessing there was incentive for her to do it.”

    Silly, the incentive is that you are not Mike Fleiss. That you can’t help Erica maintain her non-career as a professional media whore. Who else will put her on primetime television? Who else will put her in situations where a hot guy might kiss her? Who else will give her a glamorous life in the public eye with parties and cameras and gifting suites? No you, buddy.

    Being on television is THAT important, Steve. At least it is to shallow spoiled lazy people like Erica Rose.

    Plus, where else is she going to find hot guys to kiss her (if he’s not busy avoiding her or making rude and sexist wise cracks about her body)?

  29. This is the LLM program she bragged about going to

    http://thirdtierreality.blogspot.com/2010/05/sweltering-smoldering-steaming-stack-of.html

    Her and her “Best Friend” Brittany Reichek (Klinger) like selling stories to people, BRK was just the “source” for some tabloid story where she sold out her old friends who I am SURE have their own stories about her. But she isn’t famous, so who would pay for stories about a nobody? These are two IRRELEVANT peas in a pod.

  30. Erica Rose should take the advice of Jimmy Conway (Goodfellas)…..”never rat on your friends and always keep your mouth shut”.

  31. LOL I loved this article! Sorry about what Erica did to you- she’s a butt hole anyway! HAHA your summary of that episode was so hilarious!!

  32. :Erika was on bachelor, bachelor pad 2 and 3 and that shows that she is a fame wh*re!!
    People like her will stab you in the back 1 day and the next day they act like they are your best friend.

  33. I came on here looking to see who wins and who gets eliminated each week! It is much more fun to read your take on it (and entertaining and funny) than it is to watch that whole boring show! Boo!! Yucky slutty Erica Rose ruined it for me!

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