Reality Steve

The Bachelor 17 - Sean

Another Confirmed Contestant, Arie’s Whereabouts, and Big NYC Charity Event This Weekend

So I mentioned in tweets this week I had information on Jef and Arie in relation to Sean’s season. Lets start with Arie. First, I can tell you I’m hearing that Arie is in LA today filming a segment at the mansion with Sean. I have no idea what it is since, well, it hasn’t even filmed yet. I’m good, but I’m not that good. But judging by season’s past, I’m sure it’s just a way for them to get Arie back on TV like he’s wanted, give his lunatic fans a reason to breathe again, and will probably be shown in the first episode during Sean’s introduction. This means Arie will not be appearing on the first episode to help Sean pick out women, like they’ve done in the past. It’s a taped piece being done today at the mansion, and if I find out what it actually is, I’ll let you know. Should be riveting considering Arie and Sean aren’t even that close of friends. I mean, I get why ABC is doing it, I just don’t understand what value it could possibly add.

Anyway, as you can see on the press release, Arie initially committed to attending the NY charity event on Sunday, but backed out. Yes, he has this thing he has to tape today at the mansion, and yes, I do hear he’s having a birthday party celebration Saturday night in Arizona. That’s great and all, but pretty shi**y to commit to an event like this then cancel a week beforehand. Here’s the kicker: Arie is going to be in attendance at the DWTS premiere Monday night. Why, you ask? Well, some of you may have seen he attended an event last week in LA where he got quite cozy in photo ops with Karina Smirnoff. That wasn’t by coincidence. Lets just say that after the DWTS premiere tapes Monday, Arie will be involved in that “scene” for the night. You can mark my words that you will see plenty of photos that night of Arie and Karina together. Nice to see that Arie can blow off an event he committed to, only to be at the DWTS premiere the next night and hob knobbing with Karina Smirnoff to keep his name out there. Interesting. Bad career move, dude. In case you didn’t know, Karina has broken off her last two engagements, and is pretty much the last celeb dancer on that show you want to be associated with. Hope it’s worth it. And save your hate emails and tweets Arie crazies. I don’t care. If you can read between the lines, even you should be able to clearly see what’s happening here. Not my fault if you don’t want to accept it.

As for what ties Jef Holm has to Sean’s season? Well, come to find out that the woman behind that hairdo of his will be one of Sean’s girls. Yes, Jef’s hairstylist back in Utah is on the show. Gee, I wonder how she made the show? Here she is:

3. Diana Weeks Willardson: Early 30’s, Utah, divorced, mother of two (6 and 4), owns Shag Salon in Sandy, Utah. Has four sisters – Joanna, Melani, Lori, and Tami – three of them married with kids, and each of them have removed every picture of Diana from their respective Facebook pages, outside of a couple, but they’re all old. Here are the latest ones:

I’ll just say this. I’m sure Diana is a fine upstanding citizen. I’m sure she’s a great mother, a wonderful aunt, and the Willardson clan seems like a great group of people. However, I’m here to speak the truth. Diana is Mormon. And I’m telling you, there is no chance Sean is going to pick someone who’s Mormon. My guess is Diana will not last long on this show. Sorry. But hey, thanks for trying. UPDATE: Come to find out that Diana is NOT Mormon. Well there you go. She’s back in the game!

And finally, last week I caught the last 10 minutes or so of Natalie Getz’ video blog that had special guests Craig Robinson (my brother), Rachel Truehart, and Donna Zitelli. Donna promoted one of her “dancing” videos on YouTube that I had never heard of before, so I decided to check it out. Gulp.

I’d say that takes talent if you ask me. Or something like that.

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  1. JovisMom

    September 20, 2012 at 10:09 AM

    Diana is not that cute at all! That middle picture is horrible! And I agree that there is no way that Sean would pick a Mormon. Interesting about Arie and Karina.

  2. ashella

    September 20, 2012 at 10:27 AM

    No only will Sean not pick a Mormon, I don’t think he’ll pick someone who is divorced and has two kids either. I wonder if they’ll play up that she’s friends with Jef or if they’ll not even mention it on the show.

  3. caitlyn

    September 20, 2012 at 10:36 AM

    Steve, you nailed it with Arie. Arie is all about Arie and no one else. He self-promotes himself on twitter to the point of being a laughing stock. I’m sure Emily saw right through his ‘act’, ‘oh poor me, lost love’, blah blah. This guy has an ego bigger than the state of Texas. He loves himself way too much to be in a serious relationship. Remember, it’s always about what Arie wants. #Player #RicoSuave

  4. Dianne

    September 20, 2012 at 10:49 AM

    Oh my, a match made in heaven..Arie & Karina. Only problem is, which of the two is higher maintenance, or rather, which of the two love themselves more? They are perfect for each other..ugh!

  5. carmondy

    September 20, 2012 at 11:03 AM

    Anyone remember Jef telling Emily that he had dated a woman who had two kids? Wonder if that could be this Diana chick?

  6. caitlyn

    September 20, 2012 at 11:04 AM

    Psst, Hey you Arie lunatics on twitter. Jef and Emily never said they would be there or promised Graham they would attend. Arie committed and promised Graham he would be there, There, THEN he backed out. BIG DIFFERENCE, GET IT??????? Karina and Arie, fighting over who is more lovely, in the mirror. hahaha #DaintyMan

    RS you have been right about Arie the whole time. Must feel good to see it play out now.

  7. laney2012

    September 20, 2012 at 11:21 AM

    On principle, I’m going to have to stop visiting this site. I simply cannot continue to support a venture where someone makes enough money to fund their entire lifestyle by typing this kind of garbage. I mean, really? Two pages of CRAP is all what you offer the world as an entire week’s worth of work? No video, nothing of substance. Just crap.

    Dianne and Jovismom, save it. Don’t bother telling me what I know is on the tip of your tongue. I am happy to move along to another site where another blogger might have something worthwhile to say.

  8. JovisMom

    September 20, 2012 at 11:51 AM

    Wow laney – I have no idea who you are, but you need to find your happy space,

  9. Dianne

    September 20, 2012 at 12:20 PM

    Bye, bye laney, whoever you are. Glad you think you know me so well to know what’s “on the tip of my tongue”, because I have no clue who you are.
    Hopefully you’ll find peace, love and happiness! Whew! “see ya, wouldn’t wanna be ya”!

  10. bigfatwoman

    September 20, 2012 at 2:48 PM

    Wowza…..@Laney…..I didn’t know you were the one paying Steve. You sound like you’re throwing an e-tantrum.

    I have never been an Arie fan. He is nice to look at… but was always a little too smooth for me. Plus, look at his Mom and Dad — sorry, they were gross.

    I Love Emily+Jef=rooting for them.

  11. Athena

    September 20, 2012 at 3:32 PM

    At the risk of bringing politics into something as mundane as reality tv, I would agree that unless Romney makes a stronger showing than he seems to be doing at present, there’s no way that a Mormon girlfriend will make it very far with Sean, at least on the basis of her religion. I say this simply because UNLESS she and Sean strike up a real relationship/flirtation, totally nullifying what I’m writing here, the producers would have no compelling reason based on religion, to promote her. I hope you understand that what I’m saying is based on marketing vs any kind of prejudice for/against any particular faith or belief system.

  12. Athena

    September 20, 2012 at 3:36 PM

    And, since I’ve already just put myself out there, let me also wonder whether ABC is going to cast more non-white women this season as a result of the discrimination lawsuit. I would love for this show to end up addressing more directly the real issues of race, religion, values, beliefs, etc. that real couples have to address and talk about, but I may be the only person in life who would like to inject a little bit of depth into this silliness. As long as all of us, me included, will watch without anything potentially divisive being interjected, I suppose they’ll never go there.

  13. twistedpeppy09

    September 20, 2012 at 4:14 PM

    Since I have never commented on anything on this site I only come to read the stuff being posted by RS, NO MATTER WHAT SHOW IT IS….. Ive read a few of the comments from people about the different shows of The Bachelor franchise, and some I just laugh at, some make no sense at all, others I just feel sorry for the person who wrote it. Everyone has their own opinion just like AS@H)(*& every one has one. But when someone comments and attacks the person who sticks their neck out on the line because THIS IS HIS/HER CAREER, IT’S THEIR CAREER FIELD, AND IT’S A WEBSITE, IT’S HOW THEY EARN THAT THING CALLED A LIVING………. @ Laney2012, talk about ANGRY SPICE……. Chill out. You had the balls to sit there and actually write that stupid crap about RS NOT writing anything good on his site and his work week and whose paying him BLAH BLAH BLAH….. Then obviously you really are an idiot, do you NOT read things he writes on his site, about what he is going to be doing or not doing, or going or not going?? Seriously?? My dog could read this and figure it out, and be done with it. Since you like a crocodile mouth and a chihuaha ass, let me just REMIND YOU OF WHAT RS SAID A FEW POSTS BACK, SINCE YOU APPARENTLY CAN’T READ WELL, OR YOUR ATTENTION SPAN ISN’T LONG ENOUGH………

    Returning tonight with a live video blog at 9PM EST/6PM PST. Probably going to be the last video blog for a while now that the shows are all done. I’ll do one here and there from now until the end of the year, but don’t expect many. There’s just not a lot to talk about. Even when they start filming the “Bachelor” in a week and a half, you’ll just see me post columns about it. Once the season starts back up in January, I’ll be back doing them weekly every Thursday night. But from now until the end of the year, it’s impossible to say how often columns will come. I might write once a week, it might be three times, or I might not write for a whole week if nothing is happening. All depends on how much info I get on the season during filming and when it comes in. I’ve given you two of the contestants already, and I have four more that I’m gonna hold out on until after filming begins. But it’s impossible to predict how often I’ll write during the offseason because I just don’t know.

    NOW, if you can’t read it and understand it, then FIND someone who CAN read it and UNDERSTAND it!!! But dont go on a website bashing the person who earns their living in a form of journalism and who basically entertains IDIOTS as yourself, to give you something to do. Don’t go bashing other people for their comments that HAVE NOTHING TO EVEN DO WITH YOU, AND YOUR NAME WAS NOT EVEN MENTIONED. GET A GRIP AND WHILE YOUR AT IT GET AHOLD OF YOURSELF CHILL OUT AND SHUT UP IF YOU CAN’T BE SOMEWHAT RESPECTFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!! If you want to stop visiting this website then by all means STOP, NOONE gives a flip if you do or if you don’t. If you think your gonna get your kicks on another website from anoher person who thinks that they are going do some Bachelor show spoiling then by all means YOU DO THAT. BUT, you just remember that the other sites your visiting the so called bloggers, apparently 99.999% of them go by hear say, and don’t bother to go back and get it verified.

    NOW, as for the 2 people you just ran in to the ground with that BIG MOUTH AND LOOSE LIPS OF YOURS, you might want to apologize, cause niether one of them, said NOT ONE THING BAD ABOUT YOU OR ANYONE ELSE. THEY DID SOMETHING CALLED SPEAKING THE TRUTH AND GIVING THEIR VERY OWN OPINIONS OF ARIE AND KARINA!!!!!!!

    I think that for Arie to committ to a function to help a cause that is for children with cancer is a damn good thing to committ to. Sadly the MORON backed out. When I say MORON, I don’t say that lightly. I MEAN WHAT I SAY, I KNOW HOW TO CALL THINGS AS I SEE THEM. That wasn’t just any cause. These are VERY sick children, and these people are putting themselves out there and using the publicity to HELP. These same people who were on different seasons and different shows of The Bachelor Franchise, to help. BECAUSE people will flock to that location to lend support donate money that some may not even have to donate, but will all to help sick children, and to see what they call a “Celebrity”. I lost my 8 yr old cousin to a rare for of cancer that he had. It was a cancer in his brain. He was NEVER told he was going to die, because there just wasn’t enough money out there to support the cause to fight childhood cancer. He braved his last months alive on this earth with his parents, friends from school, his brothers, and extended family and other friends and support groups. He had just turned 8 at the end of Jan 2010, Feb 1, 2010 he passed away. He didn’t even have a fighting chance to even begin to live his life. He didn’t get to do anything, he will never get to play any sports, never live his dream of being a fighter pilot, will never get to graduate high school, go to college, go to a prom, or even get married or have his own children. Everyone thought he didn’t know what was going on, but he did. He knew alot more than what we all thought. Weeks before his death, he told his teacher, that he wanted to build a wishing well in front of his Elementary school, so that when children, staff, parents visitors whoever walked to the front doors of the school, that wishing well would greet them, and they would throw all their change into it, make a wish and then have the money collected every so often to be donated to children with cancer, to help them, and maybe save a life, or to help a family or families with expenses when their chidl was sick and had to go to a hospital and the families couldn’t work anymore because their child, friend whatever was sick. So for Arie to back out of this cause, which was a VERY BIG IMPORTANT HONEST CAUSE just to go to LA to have a woman shake her loose butt in his face, was pretty low, crappy, immoral YOU NAME IT. Because obviously this just goes to show what a real idiot he really is, and it’s ALL ABOUT HIM AND WHATS GOING TO BENEFIT HIM. If he were a smart guy, he would of have had went to this event, cause by doing that, IT WOULD OF HAVE HAD BOOSTED HIS RACING CAREER FAR MORE, THAN SITTING AROUND WITH A LOOSE CANON SUCH AS KARINA SMIRNOFF………… This is far more than what I wanted to write and say, but LANEY2012 the next time you decide to let that crocodile mouth override your Chihuaha ass, you might want to stop and actually THINK ABOUT WHAT YOUR FIXING SAY BEFORE YOU SAY IT……

  14. randais

    September 20, 2012 at 4:55 PM

    Well, first of all, HOLY NOVEL @twist :D.

    I, for one, will not miss the vlogs (didn’t eve watch the last one) they’ve been getting lamer and lamer, in my opinion. I, also, will not miss the Dr. RS emails…so stupid.

    Didn’t RS say something about having something on Sean that he would divulge if Sean did in fact get this gig? Did I miss it?

    Ok so that’s my .02.

  15. iheartvino

    September 20, 2012 at 5:02 PM

    Oh boy…really? A rant like the one above and you can’t even get “your” vs. “you’re” right? And you’re calling someone else an idiot?

    That being said, you do have a point in that RS was clear recently when he gave us all a heads up that there probably wouldn’t be too much to talk about re: Bachelor for a while, other than spoilers once filming starts. I’m pretty sure there were some weeks last year and the year before around this time when there wasn’t a whole lot of news to discuss and he didn’t post much. I don’t really care how long or short his columns are- as long as he keeps me informed about what’s going on with the show and can make me laugh from time to time, I’m good. 🙂

    @bigfatwoman- I’m in COMPLETE agreement with you abrout Arie’s parents, or at least his mom, anyway. That woman was a classic case of Botox gone bad!!

  16. iheartvino

    September 20, 2012 at 5:03 PM


  17. wisewords

    September 20, 2012 at 6:13 PM

    I will never understand how ABC chooses their lead role for this crazy show. The viewers don’t want a normal guy, they want a dream guy–a guy who has the APPEARANCE of being the perfect mate. We want to see a handsome muscle man who is a major womanizer bad boy that can charm the pants off of any woman. And has LOADS of money. That would be Arie. Sean is not at all a good fit for this shallow stupid show because he’s too normal. C’mon ABC. We know the reality is not reality, so let’s make this show a show.

  18. steffy

    September 20, 2012 at 9:02 PM

    Twisted what’s your agenda here? Could you condense your rant and get to the point? I got lost in your CAPS and caped crusader story line.

    If you’ve been reading the comments for awhile you’ll know most of us can’t stand reading 16 inches of saying nothing.

    THE END.

  19. sonia

    September 20, 2012 at 9:30 PM

    There’ll be plenty of lovely bachelor/bachelorette alumni at Alex’s Lemonade Stand. That event will go on regardless of whether Arie is there or not. I’m sure he would have gone if he could.

    Karina is a smokin’ hot woman so good for him if this is true about DWTS.

    One episode of Arie on Bachelor next Jan is better than nothing at all.Looking forward to it.

    I guess Arie is fair game since he is in the public eye but attacking his parents’ looks (who are both gorgeous by the way and seem really kind and genuine) is wrong on every level.

  20. kasey31

    September 20, 2012 at 11:56 PM

    @twisted- good lord! why did laney’s comment get you so worked up? so someone is saying she is done reading a blog, and that affects you… how exactly? disagree with her if you want to, but if you were trying to paint her as being a lunatic, that attempt kinda back-fired on you, no?.. and what’s with all the caps? are you yelling at someone? the fact that one person’s comment got you so worked up boggles my mind.. even dianne and jovismom kept their cool.. oh, and fyi, they created paragraphs for a reason.. you’re welcome! not to be confused with “your” welcome ; )

    anyway, arie and karina? hmmm.. could be the perfect fit!

    @iheart, randais, and all my other revenge buddies- 10 more days!

  21. randais

    September 21, 2012 at 4:47 AM

    Revenge = now THAT’S entertainment. Bring it.

  22. steffy

    September 21, 2012 at 6:43 AM

    Could it be remotely possible that ABC will have two Bachelors in the house this season? Now that would be a ratings hit for the franchise.

  23. steffy

    September 21, 2012 at 6:45 AM

    Steve if you want to get clicks during the offseason recapping and playing murder mystery for the hit series Revenge would be a good call on your part.

    Just sayin’

  24. iheartvino

    September 21, 2012 at 8:43 AM

    I second that, Steffy! GREAT idea! I have been wishing Steve would watch and recap Revenge for a long time now. Everyone I know that liked 24 and has watched Revenge likes it almost just as much, if not more! I really think he’d like it.

    @kasey, and @Randais, I’m counting down the days too. 9!!!

    Did anyone watch Revolution? It premiered earlier this week on NBC. It’s that show where the world loses all electricity for good and it shows life 15 years after it happened. It was okay, but not great. I’ll probably give it another episode or two and see if it gets better.

  25. Sunnyside422

    September 21, 2012 at 8:47 AM

    Could be Sean was chosen as he was the lest expensive. Could be Roberto and Arie wouldn’t agree to the money offered and Sean did.

    I’m not all ga ga about Arie, but he would be a much better choice than Sean who is a nice person but just not exciting at all. I skipped most of Ben’s season (except for first and last episode) simply because he bored me to death on Ashley’s season and is sooo not attractive in any way.

  26. Sunnyside422

    September 21, 2012 at 8:48 AM

    Sorry “least” expensive!

  27. oyoung1117

    September 21, 2012 at 9:26 AM

    I totally agree with Athena that I would love to see them inject a little depth. Maybe not make politics, religion, and race a central theme, but at least have these things mentioned. Not make up entire story lines to cover up a religion issue like they did with Constatine and Ashley H., etc. Just be real that “I am a strong Christian and I don’t want to marry a Mormon and not be in agreement over what religion to raise our kids” what have you. I just don’t know why they go to such great lengths to avoid these issues.
    Also, I never disliked Arie, I was just a huge Sean fan and rooting for him, so I didn’t want Arie to win. What I don’t understand is why him dating Karina is a big deal. I guess I just don’t understand the insinuations that RS is making here. Can someone clear it up for me?

  28. randais

    September 21, 2012 at 9:52 AM

    @iheart – I watched it. I liked it. It was no “Revenge” but it looks like it could have promise, I’m going to give a chance. I’m also looking forward to Last Resort. That looks good.

  29. karynr

    September 21, 2012 at 10:44 AM

    I just can’t get excited about Sean. I still think Arie would have been great. And I do have to say, unless one of us knows someone personally, it’s not fair to judge. We are given bits and pieces and don’t know the whole story.

    I think I’m going to have to start watching Revenge. Those of you who watch and talk about it on here have gotten me very curious!

  30. zombie_hands

    September 21, 2012 at 11:15 AM

    The whole Arie phenomenom is crazy. I get why he has a large tweeter following. He’s gorgeous. But there are several things I don’t understand about him and probably shouldn’t have to. The Team Arie T-shirt thing that was suppose to help people with alcohol and drug addiction by the sales of these t-shirts. Arie has never mentioned how much he raised by those sales. It would be nice if he would say, “we raised so far $$$” . Not a peep about it. There wasn’t even an actual name of a foundation or group that the money was going towards. That just troubled me. He’s whole racing dream. Dude you are 31. You drive a 2 seater ride. I have never heard of anyone going to driving a 2 seater to a Indycar. I could be wrong. Maybe 2 seater rides are like Triple A is to baseball, one step before the “Big” leagues. I realize you had a chance at Indy car like in 2005-2006, but I think that ship has saled. Marco Andretti started back then and he still is driving. Arie is great at commentating. He should pursue that not the driving aspect. Anyhow, the lemonade stand that he committed to do but changed his mind at the last minute was wrong of him. I can understand him dropping out if there was a life or death matter but it was like the shiny ball thing. He got a better offer and he went with it. Sorry cancer stricken kids but Arie has something better to do. It would have been nice to see his name on the donation list for backing out but he’s not there. I just hope he doesn’t make anymore decisions like that. Emily may have been wise to him.

  31. readformindlessentertainmentandnothingelse

    September 21, 2012 at 1:04 PM

    Y’all-Steve is working so hard. I mean, he’s sitting in his kitchen in his bathrobe youtubing videos of the contestants and googling half naked pictures of them. Don’t you get it? Idiots. 🙂 He is also really busy taking credit for information he obtains from other sources-by paying them, taking it off their sites without their permission, or however method he sees fit.

    I found this site during Ben’s season because he was such a snore I wanted to know who won. But, I actually think Sean seems like a genuinely nice guy and I want to see who wins without spoilers this season, so I’m going to take the advice of the Steve Lunatics and not come here anymore to avoid the spoilers (or lack of) and to avoid funding Steve’s filthy habits with my two clicks a week.

    Oh, I’m a Revenge fan too! Hope it’s good this season!

    Much love,
    Erica Rose, Mike Fleiss, Holly Durst or whoever you lunatics take the pleasure of guessing we non-lovers are. I’m none of the above and not affiliated with Steve or anyone in this franchise, just a regular person who disagrees most of the time with Steve’s personality (or lack thereof). Hope you get sued again, Steve! Keep up the dirty work!

  32. FanofSteve

    September 21, 2012 at 7:50 PM

    To readformindlessentertainmentandnothingelse: Good riddance. You will not be missed.

  33. FanofSteve

    September 21, 2012 at 8:02 PM

    IMHO, Arie would not have been believable as the Bachelor – everyone already knows he’s a “playa” and any claim on his part to be looking for the one love of his life would be laughable.
    That said, I’m not thrilled with Sean as the next Bachelor. I can barely remember him from Emily’s season and really do think that an “unknown” would have been a better choice. Still, maybe once he’s in the spotlight Sean will demonstrate some kind of personality.
    If not, then I’m sure the B3 (Bachelor, Bachelorette, Bachelor Pad) Franchise will ensure there are plenty of cray-crays among the female contestants to make the upcoming show “The Most Dramatic Season Ever!” (Hee-hee!)

  34. mh1123

    September 22, 2012 at 7:56 AM

    Apparently this Karina thing is a charity for Lupus. Is it possible that this is all about a conflict of schedule and poor organizational skills? Maybe you shouldn’t be judging people so harshly!

  35. snaileen

    September 23, 2012 at 7:33 PM

    So I made it out to Columbus Circle today, couldn’t stay long, but I spotted Reid, Chris from Emily’s season, Craig from Ali’s season, William from Ashley’s season and Jenna from Ben’s season. Not too many from the press release’s original list, unless I arrived too late. Happy to see Reid, would have liked to see Ashley and JP.

  36. JovisMom

    September 24, 2012 at 8:28 AM

    @ twistedpeppy09 – Thanks for the shout out and sticking up for Dianne and I. I guess Laney had a different screen name at one point and changed it, that is why I have no clue who she/he is.

    Also I don’t know who mentioned it about not knowing how ABC goes about choosing the next Bach/ette but I wonder if ATFR if they would have a phone call in vote for the a few of the guys. Like they do on DWTS or American Idol? That why you get the public to vote and decide on who they would like to see next.

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