“Reader Emails,” “Dr. Reality Steve,” Desiree’s Final Four, & Your Up-to-Date Information on What’s Happening

Once again, a lot of stuff to get being it almost two weeks since my last column. No worries, once the season is up and running, we’ll be back to three columns a week. This column is filled with stuff I’ve been sitting on for over two weeks, but now that we’re down to the final four (well, three actually since the hometown date rose ceremony was last night), I figured I can share this now. Once ABC releases the headshots and bios of all the guys, I’ll then release your episode-by-episode spoilers since, as of right now, I have all your rose ceremony eliminations. There’s a few dates in Spain and Portugal I’m trying to nail down, but I do have which episode every guy left in. I’ll reveal a couple of those today, but then give the episode-by-episode breakdown once the bios are revealed so it’ll be a little easier to follow.

Lets get started with the ridiculous “Adam Scott is gonna be the next ‘Bachelor’” rumor that started not four seconds after he won the Masters two weekends ago. I understand there are people out there that would like to see new blood, but c’mon, this was nothing but self promotion by the show’s producers trying to gain attention. All you needed to do was any homework whatsoever and realize that A) Adam Scott has a girlfriend and B) do you honestly think someone as popular and at the top of their game as Adam Scott is going essentially quit golf for two months (including missing the last two legs of the Fed Ex Cup Championship) to go film a silly reality show? Really? If he was the “Bachelor,” he’d start filming in mid-September like they have for the last 5 years. Go to PGAtour.com and you’ll see he’d have to miss two VERY important tournaments as part of the Fed Ex Cup Challenge, not to mention miss the President’s Cup, something he plays in every year. Yeah, never in a million years was going to happen. You really think Adam Scott needs to go on TV to find love? For Christ sakes, he’s been linked to former world #1 tennis player Ana Ivanovic and Kate Hudson. I highly doubt a Masters winner and someone with the status of Adam Scott would waste 2 months on this show so he could date Hot Mess from Detroit or whoever. Please. So ridiculous this was even talked about. Even if Adam Scott was single, he wouldn’t even take their call. Glad he cleared that up.

“Ready for Love” got cancelled after two episodes. I’d say I’m surprised, but I’m not. There isn’t a bigger critic of the “Bachelor” franchise than me, however, even I give credit where credit is due. I’ve been saying it for years that this show is the gold standard when it comes to reality dating shows. No one is even close. Other networks have tried, and they all have failed miserably. “The Bachelor” franchise is in its 10 year, and currently filming its 26th season. Forget reality dating shows, or even reality shows period, there aren’t many SCRIPTED shows that come close to lasting that long. All these other knock offs are just flashes in the pan. They try and essentially do the same thing the “Bachelor” does with extravagant dates, a group of contestants, eliminations, etc and they never last. “Ready for Love” had zero chance to succeed in today’s market, and the ratings proved right. It had the “Voice” as its lead in and it was drawing half the number that the “Bachelor” averages on a weekly basis. Pretty embarrassing.

Looks like Tom Bergeron got a few people’s panties in a bunch when two Monday’s ago he said that Sean and Catherine were getting married on ABC in August. That was classic. You could tell Tom was trying to be funny and use it as a set up to his joke about the bromance between Sean and Tristan, but when they immediately panned to Sean and Peta, Peta looked stunned, and Sean looked confused. Of course, Tom doesn’t realize the crazies that follow this show who freak out over every word said about anything, so immediately after the show within hours, there was already a statement out there saying that there is nothing set in stone and Tom was joking. Sure, Sean and Catherine might still end up getting married someday, and if they do, it will be televised by ABC. But it’s certainly not happening this August as Tom joked it would. Welcome to the wrath of the “Bachelor” crazies Tom. Never make that mistake again, or else people will be coming for your head. Seriously no joke, within one minute of Tom uttering that sentence on live TV, I had three people tweet me asking if it was true. Bizarre. When/if Sean and Catherine have a wedding announcement, you can be sure that Tom Bergeron won’t be the one who officially announces it during a throw away line to a joke set up an hour and forty-five minutes into an episode of DWTS. Any announcement about a Sean & Catherine wedding will come from Sean or ABC first, we know this.

One announcement ABC did make last week was that on May 21, there will be a one-hour special called “The Bachelor’s Funniest Moments,” hosted by Chris Harrison, which will show bloopers and outtakes from the previous 25 seasons. I have a suggestion, how about we just focus on the last 9 seasons or so since that’s pretty much what today’s fan really remembers. Hey, I’m sure there are plenty of funny moments from earlier seasons, but 25 seasons worth of footage, they could probably run a 5 hour show if they wanted to. If this thing is being condensed into one hour, my guess is that most of the bloopers will be from Brad’s first season on. If not, then over half their audience watching will be like, “Hahahahahahahaha hilarious. Ummmm, what season was that and who are these people?” But look for that to air 6 days before Desiree’s season premieres on Monday, May 27th.

84 thoughts on ““Reader Emails,” “Dr. Reality Steve,” Desiree’s Final Four, & Your Up-to-Date Information on What’s Happening

  1. I’ve been busting butt to get caught up on everything and here I go….
    **The Following**
    Parker’s dead :( , boo. I always want the good guys to win.
    **TAR**
    The boys won! Good for them.
    **REVENGE**
    This is getting a bit vague, I think. I still love this show but I would love a bit more clarity.
    **APPRENTICE**
    Marylou Henner went home.
    **DWTS**
    cc – I agree, his time was up and he was NO dancer.
    **THE VOICE**
    Talent overload! I really enjoy this show.
    **SMASH**
    I don’t think anyone here is still watching this but what a sad episode this week :( . On the up side, I totally LOVED this song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3hF79fdQuo&feature=youtu.be

    Survivor tonight and last but certainly NOT least, SYTYCD premiere’s next week!

    Did I miss anything?

  2. Elizabeth, that’s my theory, too.. she’s the last one to be with him, and there is no way he could have been anymore vulnerable than in a shower, after being intimate with someone, and she knew that was her time to strike.. but to answer your question (sorry I thought your question was different), no it will not impact the penalty phase. there is no division between felony murder and pre meditated murder, the punishments are one and the same.. and if anything, the penalty should now be harsher bc what the jurors are basically saying is not only do we believe she pre meditated the killing, but we also believe the killing was a precursor to the felony.. therefore, making it more heinous..

    she has 3 options now: life without parole, life with parole, and the death penalty..

    tomorrow is part 2 (the aggravation phase), and the prosecutor must prove that Jodi’s murder was cruel and heinous in nature and that she knew what she was doing would cause the victim to suffer.. if the jury finds her guilty of that, it immediately moves into the penalty phase, and it’s the defense’s opportunity to plead for Jodi’s life (she has no criminal background, etc), have Jodi make a statement on why she should not receive the dp, and have her family make statements, as well.. then the jury deliberates again and decides whether or not to give her the dp or life without parole, and the decision must be unanimous.. if the jury is deadlocked, a new jury will decide that part of the trial only… if they agree on the dp, she immediately is sent to death row..

    if the jury finds it was not cruel or heinous, the judge will sentence her to either life with the possibility of parole after 25yrs, or life without parole, after hearing victim impact statements.. but that probably wouldn’t be for like a month or so…

    I have a feeling the jury will come back guilty on the aggravated circumstances tomorrow, though..

  3. as for the dp? I believe that is in God’s hands.. whatever the jury decides, I will accept.. I am just so thankful they reached a verdict that was fair and just.. like I said before, no one wins in this case, really.

  4. Thanks, kasey31. I’m seeing now part of an interview Jodi Arias did right after the verdict . . . She says she wants the DP because she thinks she’d live a long time and “death is the ultimate freedom.” Not if you kill someone it isn’t! She would have to face consequences in the afterlife for her heinous crime, IMO.

    I too think that the jury will find this a heinous, aggravated murder. How could they not now that they’ve decided she premeditated it? Her act of murder included overkill, she wanted him to suffer, and it was merciless.

  5. 100% agree, Elizabeth.. you know, the tough part for me is whether or not to believe ANYTHING that comes out of her mouth now, u know? how coincidental that she happens to say that right before the aggravated phase.. I almost think that she is saying that thinking the jury will sentence her to lwop bc she is claiming to want the opposite.. did travis have a choice in whether or not he wanted to live? no, he certainly didn’t.. it’s all about her, and this interview goes to prove that.. again, she speaks of no one but herself until point-blank asked about it.. still, no apologies.. what she did was absolutely heinous, merciless, and cruel.. the horror he must have experienced is unthinkable.. the jury will probably take about 10mins deciding that part.. I think the dp and lwop is what they may not agree on..

  6. I have not been following the trial…just everyone’s comments on it. All I can say is WOW…that woman is wacko!! And hopefully she will never see the light of day.

    IDOL
    I will be so sad if Kree goes. Am so involved this year…never missed a show…and from the original audition, have been a Kree fan! Candice is an awesome singer and probably will win. Angie is all about postering for the camera and the audience and she seems to be screeching and screaming a lot more. But I will say all 3 are very special in their own way. If anyone wants to see and listen to their performance songs, they are all up on Youtube. Since I really like Kree, I have been listening to her version of Stormy Weather, Crying and Have You Ever Been In Love. I just think she is very genuine. Loved when the violin player fist bumped her after her song…first time any of the musicians acknowledged any of the singers.

    Oh, Harry Connick Jr. was on Ellen yesterday and was asked if he wanted to be a judge on Idol. He said he had not been contacted by the show contrary to internet comments and he was not sure how good a judge he would be. I’d really enjoy him as a judge and please eliminate Nicki!

  7. Regarding who Des picks, I’m still hoping that it’s Brooks, because I would like to see either Chris or Drew as next Bachelor. Purely based on their photos, of course. (nope that doesn’t make me shallow, not at all! haha)

    *Idol*
    I haven’t been watching much this season at all, but I did catch about 15 min of last night’s episode, including the quick recaps at the end and from what I saw, Candice and Angie did better than Kree. Does anyone else think that Kree looks a lot like Shenae (sp?) Grimes, or Annie on 90210? All three seem to have amazing voices though. I usually end up watching the finale every year, even if I haven’t seen much of the season.

  8. Sunny – I was a complete Kree fan originally but the tables have turned. Candice has surpassed her and at this point, I can’t see Kree winning :( but I think they are all exceptional and Candice is a remarkable talent.

  9. ccrider- yep, sadly I do!! I don’t know why I still watch it, as bad as it’s been the past two seasons. I guess I’m just curious to see how it all ends, since the series finale is coming up soon. I need to catch up though- I think I’m two episodes behind.

  10. *Arias*
    kasey..thanks for the youtube video. She is one manipulative sicko. She is determined to manipulate her way through this horror show. And I can’t believe the embarassment of a sheriff in AZ., Joe Arpaio, isn’t jumping on the media bandwagon. That’s so unlike him!

    *Idol*
    I cried my way through two nights of Idol this week. I never knew Cree’s history and really respect the fact that they didn’t dramatize it all season. I really like Angie, but hope she learned a lot the past few months. She has everything it takes and just needs to lose herself in the music more, and not play to the cameras as much. The Pink song she sang the other night won’t stop running through my mind. It’s really good. I’m of the generation where classic rock (Eagles, Billy Joel, Janis Joplin, etc.) are more my thing, but that is a great song!

    *The Voice*
    I just started watching this last season and it’s really grown on me! I like Shakira and Usher a lot more than Christina and Celo. They seem a little more down-to-earth.

  11. iheart…..I was a big BH 90210 fan back in the day so when the new 90210 started then it was just natural for me to watch it also. I agree though….it’s gone a little downhill recently but, like you, I have to see it through to the end. I’m all caught up on it so I won’t say anything more. :-)

    Happy Friday everyone!!

  12. Have to admit I was doing a happy dance at the IDOL finals! Way to go Kree. Both Candice and Kree seem so genuine and sweet so either one winning will be fine with me (tho I hope it is Kree).

    Angie was all about herself (I felt). Just too interested in the camera, batting those huge eyes. Never connected with her at all, but I am sure she will be commercial for someone.

    Both Candice and Kree have amazing back stories and being humble is not a bad thing!

  13. Harry Connick, Jr?! Mmmmmm….. yummy.
    Someone mentioned Marilu Henner? She must be trying a comeback phase, in that I’m pretty sure she was on 2 1/2 Men last night.

  14. *Bev Hills 90210*
    ccrider, I was the same! I’ll admit that I had the Bev Hills 90210 posters that I tore out from YM and Teen magazines in junior high hanging on my bedroom wall. Kelly and Dylan were my favorite characters and I couldn’t stand Donna or Andrea. Watched it all the way through every season and remember watching the finale with some girlfriends my senior yr of college. good times.

    *The Voice*
    Karyn, I like The Voice so much better than Idol. I love the concept of the singers having a coach and seeing them all the way through. I find myself caring a lot more about what happens on the Voice than on Idol. The Voice just seems much more personal to me. Having Adam and Blake on there to look at regularly is a plus too! :)

    *Revenge*
    Everyone ready for the finale? I’m going to have to remember to not look at any social media on Sun. night because the majority of my friends live in TX and I know they’re going to be posting about who dies and I don’t want to know ahead of time. I’m really starting to think it might be Jack or Nolan. I hope it’s neither one!!

  15. sunny, whacko is right!

    karynr, you’re welcome! thought that video was a light-hearted comic relief to a very tragic situation.. and you’re so right about everything u said.. i don’t think i’ve seen anyone more manipulative in my life.. dare i say, even more so than casey anthony?

    iheart, im ready.. i think?! i’m hoping it’s not jack or nolan either, but i have a terrible feeling that it might be one of them.. one of the original cast members? hopefully it’s ashley- no offense, ash! lol… and the voice, seriously LOVE this show.. love adam, blake, and i really like the addition of shakira and usher, too..

    randais, what did u think of the season finale of the following??

    **random**
    are anyone else’s comments being auto-corrected on this site? i don’t like it! haha.. i have red lines all over this comment..

  16. So it was Declan…my guess. Stands to reason. He wasn’t shown often enough to make any impact.

    Surprised about Takata (sp) though. Somehow I don’t think we have seen the last of Aiden.

  17. *Revenge* (Spoilers if you haven’t watched yet..)

    I have mixed feelings about last night’s finale. If you compare it to 99% of the other shows out there, then yeah, the finale was great and didn’t disappoint. But if you compare it to season one’s finale, it fell WAY short. To be fair, I wasn’t expecting it to be as good as the season one finale- I mean how could that be topped? But, still, I definitely think it was overhyped and like usual they saved the majority of the important stuff for the final 10-15 min.

    I think the finale was MUCH better than the rest of the season though, and I’ll definitely be watching in the fall to see what happens next. I really hope they pay a tribute to Declan’s death and pick up right where it left off. I felt a little cheated that we didn’t at least get to see Charlotte’s reaction. I also hope Daniel didn’t kill Aiden, although if he did, that would definitely make Emily want to have even more revenge against the Graysons. What did everyone else thing?

    *24!!!!!*
    I’m sooooo happy that 24 is coming back next year. I’m a little nervous about the new format and wonder if it will be as good now that it won’t be in its original format of one 24 hr period = one season, but I’ll definitely watch anyway.

  18. I like Revenge so much because it set up strong story lines for each character. I feel like season 3 will be so interesting because each of the characters story linea can stand on its own. It was left open for lots of drama

  19. Two weeks and The Bachelorette is on. Is RS going to have his spoilers up by then? Tick-Toc

  20. I’m seeing on other sites that Brooks Forester is Des’ Final One. Where I’m not seeing it is on Reality Steve’s site. I’m not seeing ANYTHING new on Reality Steve’s site. RS can’t say he spoiled it first.

  21. rollingeyes, same here..ive heard from a lot of different places that brooks is the f1? still am not confident until i hear from steve, but still.. i guess if it were to continue for a few more seasons, then it might be safe to assume that others are getting spoilers, too.. other sites also had the f4 before rs posted them, as well.. but i still have faith in steve.. hopefully he posts something soon..

    **revenge**
    iheart, ok.. everyone is going to start thinking we are the same person.. there has to be something we disagree on here soon! i was very disappointed with the season finale of revenge, as well : ( i think the problem is that season 1 was so amazing, in its simplicity, that the creator, writers, etc, tried too hard to add depth to a storyline that didn’t need the extra fluff.. it actually caused more confusion than anything else.. season 2 had so many loose ends that were never tied up, and i had hoped that in the season finale, we would have clarity to a lot of the chaos that came out of the second season.. killing off declan seemed a bit desperate to me, to be honest.. like u said, no tribute to such an important character throughout this show? even amanda’s death was more emotional than that.. not sure what to make of the show right now or the direction it’s headed down..

    i miss the formula that worked so well in season 1.. it was epic.. intelligent, suspenseful, but it maintained simplicity that was so powerful and riveting without having an overly complicated storyline. like u said, compared to other shows, it was good. but something was lacking in season 2, and idk what it was.. i only know that it really left me disappointed bc i truly LOVED this show initially.

  22. iheart, we can totally pretend to disagree about something.. lets get into a fake fight ; )

  23. Kasey, you know what they say– great minds!! :) we do seem to share a lot of the same views on shows but I think we had different predictions on who Des picked- you said Chris (I think?) and I said Brooks. So there’s something!!

  24. is anyone else getting the “well this is embarrassing.. we can’t seem to find what you’re looking for” page when they try to log in? what a weird statement for a site error.. i kind of want to comment back to it, “no, steve, what’s embarrassing is that u haven’t had any spoilers for us in like 2 weeks” haha

    jk, steve! ; ) i’m sure they’re coming soon!

  25. iheart, true!! can we fake fight about it? btw, that smiley face scares me.. please don’t do that again.. haha.. <3

  26. Kasey That sounds like something I’d say. (Big surprise there lol) too funny. And I’m not sure what’s creepier, the wink or the smiley face.

    But in all seriousness, I have faith that Steve will come through with the other spoilers soon. I’m still counting on Brooks as F1, but only bc I find Chris and Drew more attractive and would rather see one of them as the next Bachelor!

  27. *DWTS/SYTYCD/The Voice*
    Last night was so much fun……DWTS, SYTYCD and The Voice….I’m on talent overload! I usually tape one or more, so I’m not locked into watching immediately, but thoroughly enjoyed soaking in all that big talent!

  28. Last article was up 4/24. Three weeks! Last time RS said we should get on the Twitter feed to get more real time updates. Well, I did that. Not much there other than musings about the bios and questionaires on the ABC site…. oh, and a comment about the fact that “24″ is coming back. RS is really behind the eight ball. It just might be time to come back from vacation.

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