We got lots to get to before jumping into today’s recap. Obviously, the Brian/Stephanie stuff was front and center last night and I have some info on how that all went down, when I knew about it, how I was told about it, and what’s going on now. Also, first time in a long time I was so disinterested in a date, that I barely wrote about it. Sorry Kasey and Des, but I honestly would’ve rather watched paint dry then have to sit through you window dancing and fighting off the Santa Ana winds at a pool. However, so many things have been happening that I need to get to first. We got videos, pictures, blogs, interviews, Ben’s conference call with the media, and lo and behold, Michael was on yet ANOTHER dating show back in the day.
Maybe some of you have seen the two videos that Brooks’ employer, Fit Marketing, has put out. I honestly don’t understand why they’re doing this, I don’t get the point of them, and I don’t remember any contestant in the past doing something like this with their work after they return from the show. But whatever the case, I’m sure it has absolutely NOTHING to do with Brooks bringing attention to himself and trying to capitalize on anything. No way. Here are the two videos in case you missed them. First one was from May 28th, and the second from June 4th. Basically to show us that people miss Brooks? I’m totally missing why these were even made:
Another thing that I’m sure none of you have seen yet is this local commercial Brooks was in about a year ago for Costa Vida Mexican Grill. It’s very brief (if you blink you’ll miss him), and he appears at the :11 mark. Once again, I’m sure Brooks went on the “Bachelorette” for every right reason imaginable. Just saying.
Ben had his conference call with the media last week and basically didn’t back down from any of his actions. Then again, I don’t really see why he should considering he hasn’t done anything that we haven’t seen done every single previous season. The conference call I’m most looking forward to hearing is Michael’s just because I’m so curious why he cannot stop talking about Ben at every chance he can get. Maybe I’m missing something or we’re all missing something, but I don’t get it.
Speaking of Michael, so a couple weeks ago I told you he was on an episode of “Holidate,” a reality TV dating show on the Soap Net channel back in 2009. Well come to find out, back in the early 2000’s, Michael was also on an episode of “Blind Date.” I don’t have the video footage, but by all means, I know there are a ton of episodes online if you YouTube “Blind Date.” So if anyone wants to take the time to skim a ton of episodes looking for Michael, be my guest. Just know he absolutely was on an episode and I was told it was either in 2000 or 2001.
Hey, my good buddy Mikey Fleiss did a rare radio interview this week with Entertainment Weekly hyping up Desiree’s season as the greatest thing since sliced bread. The King of Hyperbole is at it again. If you want to read into every word he says, especially regarding the ending where he says things like “it’s the weirdest ending we’ve had,” “it came out of left field,” “I don’t know if Desiree is happy with it,” blah blah blah blah, go ahead. It’s all hype. There’s nothing unusual that happens this season, both guys propose in Antigua, she rejects Chris and is engaged to Brooks. Absolutely no doubt in my mind there will be an upcoming promos trying to dissuade viewers from thinking there’s a happy ending, or there’s trouble in paradise, or some funky ending happens, etc. It’s all just hype. No different than the letter from Sean’s season, no different than Ben acting like he didn’t pick anyone, no different than any other season where they make you think the ending is some big dramatic event, when in reality, the last 10 seasons have ended the same way – in an engagement. And that’s what you’ll get this season.
As for Fleiss’ comments on “Bachelor Pad” returning next summer, hey, I hope he’s right. I have no idea if he was blowing smoke there and they really are coming back, but for our sake, lets hope he wasn’t. Guess we’ll find out next summer. As I’ve mentioned, I told you it wasn’t their decision not to bring back Pad, it came from higher ups at ABC. So maybe that’s his way of trying to pretend they decided to take a year off. Well that wasn’t the case. If it was up to the producers of this show, there would’ve been “Bachelor Pad” this summer. The call was made from people above them.
Desiree was on with Ryan Seacrest yesterday and you can hear that interview here:
Pretty funny of her to actually admit the guy she’s most physically attracted to is Chris. Well of course she’s not gonna say Brooks. That’d be a complete giveaway. Of course Ryan told her his favorite is Brooks to get a reaction out of her. Can’t imagine why he’d choose him out of all the guys remaining. It’s amazing how transparent some of these talk show people are when it comes to this show.