“Bachelor” News, The Return of Reality Roundup, Reader Emails, and Bizarre News Involving My Former Roommate

A lot of “Bachelor” news and info to get to today, some old, some more recent, plus “Reader Emails,” and the triumphant return of “Reality Roundup.” I can’t remember the last time I did one. Had to be over a year ago, but felt like it was time. A LOT of shows that I’m watching right now, so I’ll give you my thoughts on DWTS, Survivor, X Factor, The Voice, and even throw in a few thoughts on some scripted television shows to boot. But first, a lot of news and notes to get caught up on since last Thursday’s post regarding happenings in the “Bachelor/ette” world, so lets get started.

First, we gotta start with the news that rocked my world about 10:30 last night when I go on US Weekly’s website and see this headline:

“Jennie Garth Goes on a Date With Jason Clark!”

It struck me as odd because I didn’t recognize anyone in the entertainment world right off the bat with the name “Jason Clark.” Then I clicked on the story, and see a paparazzi picture taken of this guy and Jennie leaving Katsuya on Sunday night and realize, “Holy Sh**! That’s my former roommate Jason Clark!” Very, very bizarre to say the least. Jason was a year ahead of me at LMU but we hung out a lot. Then back in 2001, after his roommate moved out, I moved in with him. I’d say we were pretty close friends back then who kept in touch throughout the years, and even after I moved to Texas in 2006, I still saw him at least once on every trip back to CA for the first couple years. We’ve kinda gone our separate ways the last 3 years or so, but remained his FB friend and would always see what he was up to. That is, until I checked again last night and saw his FB was deactivated.

What’s funny about this whole thing is he emailed me ten days ago saying a “Bachelor” producer just recently approached him at an event he was at and insisted he apply to be on the show and asked me my thoughts. Of course I told him it would be career suicide, like I tell anyone who asks me, and that the negatives far outweigh the positives. Then this story happened last night. So bizarre. You know something else ironic in all this? The running joke back in the day when we were in college (at the same time the 90210 crew were in their college seasons) was that Jason looked like Brian Austin Green, who as we know played Kelly’s half brother on the show. This is all too funny to me. Anyway, my 90210 pants went crazy last night when I saw it and just figured I’d share. However, if you’re looking for dirt or me to trash the guy, it’s not going to happen. Jason is a good guy, always the health nut, and I’ve got nothing but good things to say about him. So if this is anything serious between him and Kelly…errrr…Jennie, I wish him the best. Just one request Jason. Find out the real reason why Brandon and Kelly could never tie the knot. Or why it took Kelly so long to get over that cokehead Collin. Thanks, bud.

A couple videos of Jason for those interested. Sorry man, but I have no idea what you’re talking about in these videos:

All next week I will be in California to spend with family, see friends, and steal all of Olivia and Nicholas’ candy Wednesday night. I still don’t know what they’re going as, and I don’t think they do either. Me? For the 26th time in the last 27 years, I will not be dressing up for Halloween. Sorry. Not my thing. Never been much of a Halloween guy. But hey, knock yourselves out if you want to dress like a naughty nurse, a slutty she-devil, or wear some other hooker-like wardrobe. To each their own. I won’t complain. Second year in a row too that while I’m back in CA, hometown dates will be taking place. So there probably won’t be any columns going up next week, but you can fully expect me to find out at least a few of the hometown dates, so I will just update those on Twitter and/or Facebook. Last year I missed Nikki’s hometown date being filmed in the Stockyards that I easily could’ve driven out to and got pictures. Oh well.

Plenty of “Bachelor”-related stuff to get to, starting with what’s happening down in St. Croix. If you missed Tuesday’s post, scroll down past this one as it’s the next post on this page and you’ll see Sean’s date with Tierra LiCausi. I’d completely forgotten to add her to the “Sean’s Girls” link, but if you need to know more about her, you can read WetPaint.com’s profile of her, or just go to ABC’s “Bachelor” page to see her headshot and mini bio. One thing to correct in their bio is that Tierra doesn’t live in CA. Don’t know where they got that. She works and lives in Colorado and is in the real estate business. There’s a very sentimental reason as to why she named her dog Reese as well. Curious to see if it gets brought up on the show. Not my place to bring it up but it’s out there on Google if you’re interested in searching for yourself.

So I know a lot of the Jemily fans were squealing with delight when the pictures surfaced Sunday of Jef and Emily shopping in Charlotte, which then led to rampant speculation they were back together or something. Six days previous, each of them had released a statement for all of America to see that they were broken up and no longer engaged. Then they’re shown shopping together with Ricki in tow and neither has commented about it since. You want to know what’s going on with them? Here you go:

It’s not happening. I don’t know what Jef was doing there, I don’t know why he was shopping with her and Ricki, nor do I really care. All I know is that they’re not back together or trying to reconcile. Moving on.

Speaking of couples not making it, I’m sure all you saw the story WetPaint broke Sunday night that Tony and Blakeley had broken up. Can’t say I didn’t see this one coming. And after reading Tony’s statement to People.com, he pretty much summed up exactly why it’s nearly impossible for these couples formed on the show to make it.

” It was like a fairy tale at first when we were on the show and afterward,” he says. “It was like a vacation – we were in the honeymoon stage. Then when she moved here, it was really difficult for both of us. Blakeley had to start over a new life – there were so many stresses. The honeymoon stage drifted away. We were both going through the motions and we weren’t as happy as we could have been.”

If that statement isn’t a microcosm of what this franchise is, I don’t know what is. Translation: We got caught up in the moment, the idea of proposing and getting a free ring on national TV was presented to me, and I didn’t turn it down. This just never made much sense. These people had known each other for 2 weeks on the show, saw each other after the show, and then get engaged after knowing each other less than 2 months? It just wasn’t realistic. It certainly is possible to date someone from this show, but when you looked at these two’s story, they were really asking a whole hell of a lot. Tony lived on the other side of the US from Blakeley AND had a child. I said it back in September and I’ll say it again: Blakeley never struck me as someone ready to pack up her life, move to a place where the only person she knew was Tony, and immediately move into the step mom role. I don’t think I was crazy by thinking that, and judging by their less than 2 month engagement, turns out it was right. The honeymoon phase wears off rather quickly with these couples once they go back to their normal life and realize, “Holy crap. I barely even know this person and now I’m in a relationship with them.” We’ve seen it time and time again. Certainly Tony and Blakeley weren’t the first and most definitely won’t be the last.

Interesting to see Mike Fleiss tweet that there was a car accident involving Sean and some of the producers down in St. Croix on Monday but that everyone was fine. Usually we don’t hear about stuff like this, and who knows if there’s ever been accidents like this in the past, but considering this was an off day of filming per se, I don’t know if we’ll ever get any details behind the car crash or if there was even any footage of it. I can’t imagine why cameras would’ve been rolling during a car ride with producers and Sean, but who knows? Maybe we’ll get some sort of footage of it when the show rolls around. One thing Fleiss also mentioned in a tweet was that this season was full of more emergencies than they’ve ever had before. I know for sure during one of the LA group dates, one of the girls was injured and was immediately taken to the hospital. She was then eliminated at the very next rose ceremony. Gee Sean, show a little compassion huh?

Anyone happen to catch Courtney’s tweet on Monday? Here’s what she wrote:

“Do you guys like reading Bachelor spoilers? I just read a few for Seans season, reminds me of when I almost left early. I got to call my sister for support, and she told me the next four locations.

So, am I indirectly responsible for Ben and Courtney ending up together? I mean, we all know where her sister got the information for the four upcoming locations that Courtney was talking about. Why she was able to talk to her and tell her that I have no idea, but, we’re hearing more and more as the season goes on that certain people sometimes are given special privileges during filming that others aren’t given. I mean, that’s pretty bizarre that that early in the show Courtney was thinking of leaving the show, was able to call her sister, her sister passed on info she got from my site, and it ended up changing Courtney’s attitude. So, if Courtney knew around Utah I guess where the next four locations were going to be, did she tell anyone else in the house? Did everyone else know where they were headed too and the surprise was ruined? I sure hope that’s the case, but even if not, that’s awesome that my information was able to infiltrate the show during filming.

And finally…..this story:

“Brittany Taltos Gets Head Run Over By a Truck”

I mean, I’m glad she’s ok and all but, ummmmm, yeah. You can’t possibly even have a joke for this story since the joke writes itself. C’mon, don’t tell me you didn’t chuckle at least once while reading that? Not even a slight chuckle? My condolences to Brittany and her head.

331 thoughts on ““Bachelor” News, The Return of Reality Roundup, Reader Emails, and Bizarre News Involving My Former Roommate

  1. @freeasabird I agree with you re/ Whitney , she always looks like she is in pain and I don’t see any chemistry for Brad on her end! He should have given her the boot last night haha! Loving that the fantasy dates were from my end of the world! Although they didn’t do justice to how beautiful NS, PEI and Newfoundland are (and there are more amazing things to do here besides lobster fishing and skeet shooting but whatever) One of the former Bach’ettes, Sophie, is from my hometown and says that although all the women seemed to get along in the house better than they portray on the show, the Women Tell All definitely gets interesting! She didn’t get much airtime at the beginning but she said it was impossible to get alone time with Brad which is why he probably let so many women go in the first 2 weeks. I do find the show very “Canadian” if you know what I mean? There is a difference for sure when compared to the American show. I am surprised I ended up really liking Brad, and his personality is adorable really! I know I have enjoyed watching him more than I will Sean who seems oh so boring and I’m not into his looks either but like everyone else, I will still watch for the female drama ?

  2. @Kasey – We DON’T need RS, just his blog to make unrelated comments on :D . Speaking of “ugly sides”, re: the comment from read…what the heck motivated that? Thank you, I do what I can, and ditto everything else :D .

    @read – Sorry, but I live for the “snark” remarks, that’s what makes this so interesting. Please elaborate on the “other” bachelor site ….. do I smell a “curiouser” reincarnated?

    @Iheart – ditto you too. and welcome back.

    I won’t engage either but could we please try to stay civil? No reason we can’t all get along and respect the differences. Anyone see Survivor last night?

  3. @lobs – you forgot your “Bach spoiler” heading :D . Get with the program already. How the heck are we going to keep things straight if you can’t follow the rules? ;D (just kidding, carry on)

  4. Ignore the trolls and let’s keep doing what we’re doing.

    Isn’t it funny how the few individuals who keep snarking on the drama of months ago, continue to TRY TO perpetuate the anger and drama. I say “try too”, becasue the majority of us have moved on and just laugh at the angry, bitter people.

    That’s that last I’m saying on the subject. No one is sucking me in again. Especially the two individuals who don’t realize it has gotten old and none of us care.

  5. @kaleb – exactly, consider yourself fortunate. :D

    Sooooo, Survivor? (Don’t forget your spoiler warnings)

    I actually haven’t watched it yet, but I will by the next time I check in, so dish away.

  6. @lobsterandbeer. Toronto, ON gal here, and wtf is Brad doing w/Whitney!! She is HORRID!! She has no personality, she a whinny biotch, and I’m sorry, but I do not find her the least bit attractive. She really does look like she’s in pain all the time. Interesting..did you notice last night when her and Brad were having a “talk” in the fantacy suite, she looked down the entire time, which is exactly what she did when they had the home town dates, and her dad was having a talk with her. Very, very insecure girl. I SOOOOOO hated to see Kara go..she was a sweetie. But, I think it’s pretty clear he’s going to choose Bianca. Gawd forbid it’s Whitney..it’ll be another Courtney/Ben situation. Loved that the filming was done in NS/PEI/NL..beautiful country, that’s for sure! Canada..you rock!!

  7. @kaleb, yes, be very, VERY thankful that you weren’t involved.

    @karyn, I think the past month or so of comments proves that ALL of us had moved on except for the original pot stirrer AKA Couriouser, who clearly has switched her handle to readlater. I am not going to get sucked back in either. Not worth it!!!

    Have a great day everyone. Hopefully new column today! :) (and yes I think 300+ comments is a new record)

  8. Moved on! @karynr Have you ever seen a forum called Jokers? Holy crap, I have never seen so many trolls in all my life and self righteous!!..They stalk every tweet, every tweeter, every move the last bach couple make. Then dissect, judge, and criticize every person who, including young college girls. It is quite shocking the mental health of grown women. Im actually surprised they are not arrested for stalking. If I were Jef Holm, I would definately have these people blocked from my life. Helloooo the bachelorette is over!! #sickos Onward…….

  9. Steve just posted on his twitter..glad to know he’s okay

    RealitySteve ?@RealitySteve
    Curious as to who people think Sean’s Final 4 was? Judging tweets & emails, yet 2 see anyone w/ the correct 4. Column today w/ your answer

  10. Wonder if he’ll also address the Cheryl Burke as Bachelorette rumors. Not that I think they are true but interested in his take.

  11. i have no clue who the f4 are now, i thought i had an idea, but now im not sure.. did steve post any other hometown pics other than the ones with catherine? i think lindsay yenter, catherine.. and idk who else? thats why we need steve to tell us! haha..

    @randais- true! we do need his blog! lol.. and to answer your question.. yea. .umm, nothing? i think it was partially set up when i defended the revenge comments? im not sure, but for some reason she wont leave me alone.. apparently she knows where i work and has decided to post it everywhere, including events that the salon i work at has.. all i can say is, thanks for the plug? we are doing a charity event that will benefit a a new mom who risked her own life to save her daughter’s life when she was delievering.. luckily, she survived but has never been able to hold her baby.. so yea, come on down if youre in the are and help raise money for a family that really needs it! haha.. other than that, im leaving it alone, too.. apparently jemily isnt the only one being stalked.. and ive never even been on the show!

    @kaleb- it’s scary, i third that youre lucky u werent involved.. be very glad!

    im a proud hairstylist and have answered and helped many of u out with hair questions in the past ; )

    @karynr- agreed. ignoring from here on out.. all they are seeking is attention..

  12. @kasey31 & iheart & randais
    The less I know the better, I’m guessing.
    My job would now be posted everywhere too. But I work from home…so my address :/

    This is really creepy though Kasey.
    Some people’s children, man.

  13. @kaleb- i know, but what can i do? its been on other sites, too.. this isnt the first time, and it probably wont be the last.. unfortunately.

    k off to work, have a great day everyone! : )

  14. SURVIVOR SPOILER ALERT – if you haven’t watched and don’t want to know, don’t listen, I mean don’t read.

    @helio – You weren’t kidding…HOLY Blindside! Jeff was backpedaling after the vote like crazy, should have been a clue. When Lisa first broached “her plan” to Skupin, I was like uh oh. Then when she shared with Pete and I saw the look on his face, I knew this wouldn’t end well. Of course, that got out (duh), and I’ve not seen that much scrambling since I used to cook breakfast for a camp full of kids. I love Lisa but I worry about her sanity in this game :D . Abi is an idiot, just that simple. She doesn’t know when to keep her mouth shut, which should be always :D . Interesting how Pete got his way after all…at the vote and barely. Pete’s got the right idea of who he should take to the end though, Abi isn’t well liked. I actually really like Malcom, so I was surprised at Lisa’s strategy. I actually can’t wait til next week to see where this goes.

  15. SURVIVOR SPOILER -

    Oh and one last thing, how exactly did Lisa think that her and Skupin going to the end with those other 3 would work for her? I mean, wouldn’t the “other three” then vote her and Skupin out?

  16. Survivor…
    I was happy Penner won immunity–I just love when everyone decides ahead of time who they’re sending home, and something happens to ruin their plans!

    Tribal council was crazy…I kind of get why Malcolm revealed his idol, but why on earth did Abbi reveal hers? And then neither one ends up playing it? Smart move, I guess, but too risky for my taste. I must say by the time the actual vote took place, I was totally confused about who was voting with who and for who, so I was surprised when it was Jeff. His comments at the end about making 16 million in baseball but wanting this money made me kind of glad he didn’t win–it’s a game, after all, no reason to be so bitter!

  17. Wow, oops, I was on the page before. So many comments! OMGGGGGG. This comments sections is flying all over the place.

  18. Survivor spoiler-

    Yes….after Jeff was so bitter I’m glad he didn’t win. I was glad Penner won immunity. I think Lisa wanted to get rid of Malcolm because he is so likable. I mean who would beat him in the final 2 or 3. It’s just “the Facts of Life….the Facts of Life”. I know, bad joke. Agreed that Abi is an idiot.

  19. If an individual is posting another individual’s personal info (like place of employment) especially with very specific details like street addresses then RS should block that person from posting. That is very creepy. If you agree, please email RS & ask him to do that. Yes, they’ll create another name, but he can block them again or block their IP address entirely.

  20. **Survivor**

    @meghan….I too was totally confused about how that vote was going to go. I’m still confused about who’s on whose alliance and who is being disloyal to their alliance. But that’s what is keeping this season of Survivor so interesting. I liked Jeff and was sorry he got voted out but I also agree with those who are saying they’re glad he’s gone because of the money comment he made at the end. I’m a Malcolm fan and hope that he and Denise go all the way.

  21. @randais HAHA …FINE!!

    ** BACHELOR CANADA **

    @Dianne Agree totally! I wonder if she is getting a bad edit? Doubtful, and her face during the rose ceremony.. too funny! And Brad reprimanding her and basically telling her ”you are being selfish and you ARE staying so STOP” haha!! She does avert her eyes a lot, usually a sign that she is either insecure or hiding something! Kara was gorgeous and I’m not seeing chemistry with Bianca either? (although more than he had with Kara)
    Canada DOES rock! I love where I live!

    Oh and if Cheryl Burke is the Bachelorette I would rather watch bowling.

  22. @lobs – MUCH BETTER!

    I guess since we’ve all pretty much paid RS’ rent for the month on this post alone, it’s probably time to move on to his “NEW” post! I know, only 2 weeks in between too! See everyone over there.

  23. Long time reader and fan of Reality Steve, but I have never commented until now, I even set up an account and everything which was much more simple than I thought it would have been ha. I just want to put in my two cents, which I am certain I will get attacked for.

    Another Revenge lover here, so I do like reading what everyone has to say. A lot of you have brought up some great observations and picked up on things I might have missed in some of the episodes, so I enjoy the Revenge talk- Keep it coming!

    What is with the scary posts? I can’t believe someone would publicly state where another person works! That is pretty damn serious to me and not cool at all. I don’t care what the other person did. Which brings me to my next point.

    @Randais- You don’t seem like a very nice person. You come across rather bitter and rude. You also seem like one of those “it doesn’t matter much” unless the attention is directed at you. “Did you all notice? Completely disengaged?” Obviously not, if you had to make that point clear. I had a pretty good feeling if that comment was aimed your way your reaction would have been quite different. YOU seem to do the most commenting, and at every chance you get, you take a jab at Steve. Pretty pathetic. Sorry to all of the “Randais” followers and fans out there, just stating my honest opinion.

  24. Curiouser/Lucky/Grabby/Graboid/Readlater – leave my name out of this now that you’ve returned. Stop posting people’s private and personal information on a very public blog. Old news, nobody is interested anymore. Didn’t Steve warn you about that recently?

    Wowza1, I’m not attacking you but based on what happened here a few months ago it’s not a smart way to welcome yourself to a blog and call out a long time poster, especially one that has a lot of good friends here.

  25. @aatex, Darling, oh how I missed you! So did you finally convince randais, kasey31 and iheartvino that you are not couriouser??? Aatex 1, Fab 10 zero! Way to go girlfriend! Please don’t be hard on Wowza1, these long time poster bitches just brought your place of employment into the comments I wouldn’t be defending them, unless you are into that type thing, coming back to get tortured by these bitches.. Be free! be free and don’t let these bitches pull you into their drama. Randais is still hating on Steve so who knows if she will join a facebook site to bash Steve and take in lies and spread them about Steve. Honey you are better than them, do no let them suck you back in! :-)

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