The “Bachelor Pad” finale taped last night in LA. I will give you the spoilers to that in a bit, but obviously since I last wrote Thursday morning, obviously some news came forward regarding the Emily and Jef relationship. When I posted Thursday morning, I said it was a non-story because US Weekly had no pictures, no text messages, nor did they have anyone on record confirming the story. So if you read what I wrote (which some of you obviously didn’t), I specifically said “Wake me when something interesting happens between those two.” Well, that happened about two hours after I posted when Jef’s brother Mike went on record and confirmed the story to US Weekly. Obviously, the Jemily fans freaked out, saying he was an opportunist, he sold out his brother, blah blah blah because they don’t think anything could possibly be wrong with their favorite couple. After getting more information over the weekend, this is what I’m hearing: Mike was NOT paid to confirm the story to US Weekly, which immediately shoots down the crazies who were saying, “Well of course he confirmed it. They paid him!” I’m hearing they didn’t. Also, US Weekly is not letting this story go. You don’t run a “cheating” story on the front page of your magazine if you didn’t have solid proof. Now their definition of “cheating” in this instance is different than the Stewart/Pattinson and Rimes/Cibrian cheating scandals they broke, but, what they’re essentially saying is “Emily and Jef are engaged and we’ve been made aware of sexts she was sending and receiving from another guy.” So that’s the “cheating” they’re referencing in this instance. US Weekly might be 75% garbage, but name me one cheating scandal that they put as their COVER STORY that they were wrong about. If it was just rumor and speculation, or stuff they were hearing, it just would’ve been a half page story in the magazine. It went on the cover, which means they think they’ve got something.
As I tweeted later on Thursday, I’ve heard the guy in question that Emily was allegedly sexting was former Heisman trophy winner, and current Oakland Raider backup QB, Matt Leinart. Apparently that’s what US Weekly will run with this week. I don’t know any details other than that’s the guy in question and expect to see that in the tabloids when they hit stands Wednesday. I’m going to give all my Emily and Jef thoughts in tomorrow’s column, but for now, I’ll just say that if you look at his brother Mike’s statement to US Weekly, I have a feeling that this guy isn’t playing with a full deck. I think Mike knows a fight happened, but he didn’t think confirming it to US Weekly would cause the sh**storm it did. I think he’s totally oblivious to how the media and tabloids work, and basically had no idea what he was doing when he went on record to confirm the fight happened. So they denied the story when it first broke Wednesday, Mike confirmed the fight happened the next day, then they said Friday the story is “100% false.” So someone’s lying. So Mike didn’t get paid, but he just felt to randomly tell a tabloid a fight did happen, even though in the same statement he says things like “mistakes happen,” “I’m just looking out for my brother,” “We still love Emily,” and “We hope they get through this?” I would think if he was jealous, or being vindictive, he would’ve been slamming Emily in the statement saying Jef should leave her and what not. He didn’t. He basically said the exact opposite. Which pretty much shows me he was clueless to what a whirlwind media firestorm he would start by confirming the fight happened. So to all the Jemily fans, just because you don’t like Mike and are already crucifying him on his Instagram account, doesn’t mean it’s not true. The guy should’ve basically said nothing and kept his mouth shut, then no one would’ve ever known about a fight. Now they do. Full thoughts coming tomorrow. Lets get to the “Bachelor Pad” finale spoilers…
-Last season, the finale was 3 hours long. The first hour was the from when the show taped, then the actual taping where they vote on the winner was 2 hours long. According to ABC’s tv schedule, they only have 2 hours allotted for that night, so I’m assuming the first hour will be the footage from the final challenge, then the decision made by that final couple on who to take to the finals, then the second hour will be what taped yesterday.
-Looks like RumorFix.com needs to be commended. They broke the Tony/Blakeley story before it even took place. Impressive. If you follow Blakeley on Twitter, you saw that she had a going away party last week, and that she’s moving to Portland in a week. Well, now she has more of a reason to. Tony proposed to her at the taping while she was up in the hot seat and she said yes. She is moving in with him and his son. Interesting couple definitely, and I’m guessing Neil Lane no doubt probably supplied the ring to all this and Tony didn’t pay a cent, but nonetheless, looks like we have a new couple spawned from “Bachelor Pad.”
-Rachel and Michael kinda have it out over what happened to them. Remember last week when I referenced the fact of would you think differently of Michael if he had girlfriend before the show that he got back together with after filming? Well, it’s all addressed at the taping. Michael was seeing a girl named Emily from Chicago that he met during one of his touring shows before filming started, I guess broke it off right before leaving to film (assuming so he could hook up on the show), then they started back up right when filming was over. He’s certainly not hiding her on Twitter. Pretty easy to figure out who it is. So I don’t really understand why his whole mantra on the show was “I’m here for love.” It was basically a lie. There was never a serious relationship with him and Rachel, which I alluded to in Thursday’s email bag. I guess Michael’s reasoning for not trying with Rachel was the long distance thing and Rachel basically called him out for it because she’s aware about the girl Michael is seeing in Chicago. Michael I guess felt bad about the whole thing watching it back and that he didn’t know that Rachel was really falling for him because she never told those things to his face. She only said it in ITM’s. Whatever the case, they have a fairly big blowup over all of it. Although I do hear it’s pretty serious between Michael and this Emily girl and either she’s gonna move to LA, or he’s moving back to Chicago. But lets face it, the Michael we saw on “Bachelor Pad” was definitely not being 100% honest with Rachel. He knows he had someone else he was more interested in the whole time.
-Not much on the Erica/Michael fallout, but apparently Erica has words for Kalon for him trashing her in the media about her weight, etc. She even tells Lindzi to watch out because Kalon is a womanizer. Which brings me to an email I received last Wednesday the 22nd that I figured I’d share now since it’s relevant to what Erica said:
“I know you just posted about Kalon and Lindzi being together, but Kalon and a bunch of his buddies were out and about in Manhattan Beach this past weekend (Friday night at Twelve and Highland), and my girlfriends said that he looked very single (flirty and what not). There weren’t any girls with them either. Don’t know if this means anything, or this is just Kalon’s normal boyfriend douche-bag behavior. I don’t even really care myself, but just thought I’d pass some information along.”
Exactly none of this should surprise any of you.
-As for the votes, Nick and Rachel and Chris and Sarah are the final four (in case you didn’t remember). Nick and Rachel win almost unanimously. I think only three people even voted for Chris and Sarah. And in the same as the first two seasons, Nick and Rachel are then sent off stage to decide what to do with the $250,000. If they both choose “Share,” they split the $250k (like what happened the first two seasons), if one chooses “Share” and one chooses “Keep,” the person who chose “Keep” gets all $250k, and if they both choose “Keep,” then each of them get nothing and the rest of the cast splits $250k. They come out from backstage, and Rachel choose “Share.” However, Nick chose “Keep,” so Nick wins all $250k.
-He says how no one came on this show to win $125,000. They all wanted to (and talked about) winning $250,000. Nick said he never had an alliance with anyone, Rachel included. He was always just out for himself. So he wins all the money. Rachel is mad at Nick because her argument is that everyone that voted for Nick and Rachel voted for them because of her, not him. Then he went and took all the money. She apparently stormed off and was very upset/angry, hence the reason she apparently was a drunken mess at the after party and got sick. No Michael. No money. Sucks to be her.
-Only other thing worth noting is that apparently Chris was butt hurt because he basically knew the people in the house didn’t like him or his behavior, so he knew they weren’t gonna get any votes.
-And no, they didn’t announce who the next “Bachelor” is. I’m guessing that announcement will not come until we get closer to the Sept. 20th start date.
Talk to you tomorrow with my full thoughts on the Jef and Emily situation and your “Bachelor Pad” recap.