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“Reader Emails,” More on the Elise Situation & Live Chat Tonight 9:00pm EST/6:00pm PST

I’d say it’s been an interesting last 48 hrs concerning the Elise story. It’s just still amazing to me that no one took 20 seconds out of their day to ever go do a Google search on her and find this video. If I didn’t post it, someone else would’ve. Once I start finding out who the contestants are on these shows, the first thing I do is a Google search to find out anything I can on these people. Some have a lot, some have very little. Elise didn’t have a ton, but it was one of the first things I saw. However, this was back in October and there was no point to bring it up then. I’ve known about the video for 3 months but figured I’d wait til the season started before mentioning it since that’s when more people would see it. If someone else found it and posted it before me, I was fine with that because Elise is not a major player this season. She’s only got two episodes left. But there are quite a few questions surrounding this whole saga now that it’s out in the open. Let me lay out some of the facts for you followed by my opinion of what I think this is all about. Seems pretty clear to me, but I don’t know, maybe I’m off.

Lets start off by reminding you the live video blog is back tonight at 9:00pm EST/6:00pm PST, so come check that out. Great turn out last week and the video has become one of Spreecast’s most watched videos since posting last week. Barring any change in schedule, I fully expect to be doing it the same time every week all throughout the season. Might even add a couple short ones that run during the day as we get closer to the finale. I’ll let you know.

An article was posted today in the Citizens Voice in Pennsylvania talking about the whole Elise situation. In short, Elise was granted an unpaid leave of absence from her teaching position on Sept. 9th and didn’t have to give a reason why. Well, we know why. This past Monday, that unpaid leave was extended again for the second semester, however, the video didn’t come out til Tuesday and now the school district is going to determine what to do from here. My guess is that Elise will not be allowed to teach at that school again. Call me crazy. Then again, does Elise really want to? The girl basically took a LOA because she wanted to try her hand at Hollywood and get “discovered,” that’s clear as day. My personal opinion is that I don’t think she ever had any intention of moving back to small town in PA to be a first grade teacher once she got the taste of Hollywood, and now, she probably couldn’t go back even if she wanted to.

Look, plenty of people leave their hometowns and move to LA in hopes to make it big. Probably happens daily. You hear stories all the time of actors nowadays who lived in their car for the first few months going on auditions trying to make it big. I get it. I can’t fault Elise for trying. She’s just delusional. Her resume was pretty much a whole bunch of nothing, and that god awful video certainly wasn’t going to help matters. So I don’t know where she goes from here, but I’m guessing it won’t be teaching since now this will pop up when any employer does a background check on her.

Which brings me to my next point of how did the school district not even know this about her? Do they even do background checks? I mean, it’s not like she committed a crime, or a felony, or anything along those lines. But why is the school district hearing about this video now for the first time because I made it public when it took me two clicks on a google search of “Elise Mosca” to find it? Seems like the school district should have a little egg on their face for this, and not just Elise. I’m sorry, but they should’ve known about this video before they hired her and either accepted her then as a teacher, or said no because this was too risqué. She filmed this video when she was still a teenager (which probably makes it even worse), but for the school district to come out now and say, “As superintendent, I’m concerned with teachers presenting a positive image. We want them to be role models,” is kinda silly, no? Shouldn’t they have already known about this? And what’s ABC’s role in all this? They give all their contestants extensive background checks, numerous drug and STD testing, and have them fill out 1,000 question questionnaire’s about themselves. So either they never knew (which I find hard to believe), or they knew and didn’t give a crap. Probably the latter since their contestants to them are just a piece of meat. I’m sure they looked at it as, “Hey, if it gets out, more publicity for us.” They don’t give a sh** about Elise or what happens to her. Please.

An interesting column from one of the girls who was eliminated on the Austrailian version of the “Bachelor” that aired this past fall. Funny thing is, when I read this, this sounds like something that could’ve come from any of Juan Pablo’s girls. Or any girls from any other past season of this show. More proof at how controlled and manipulated the environment is.

ABC’s site has two more deleted scenes up from this past Monday’s episode, and they’re both from Kat’s 1-on-1. Man, they really screwed Kat. So she and Juan Pablo had a full picnic before they even boarded the plane to Utah, yet NONE of it was ever shown. They couldn’t have shown this, taken a commercial, then shown the Utah part of the date? Guess not. They needed to dedicate FOUR segments to the group date and drunk Victoria. Oh well, sucks for her. Here are the deleted scenes:

No joke, I got these two emails within one minute of each other from two different people this past Tuesday night. This one came at 8:24pm:

Hi Steve,

I was just reading your recap about Amy being Cinderella at Disneyworld, and I had to quickly check my pictures from our visit there last January. Is this her?? Sure looks like it!

AmyCinderella2

Then this one came at 8:25pm:

Steve,

Here is a picture of Amy as Rapunzel in December 2012. I remembered her as soon as she walked out of the limo. she has such a distinctive face, and she was actually my favourite of all the princesses we met at Disney. She talked to my 3 year old daughter for a long time, and even cracked a couple of jokes. Unfortunately I didn’t get video of it- it was my favourite character interaction.

Anyway, she’s better at those caricatures than she is as a reporter!

AmyRapunzel

Well, at least Amy is well liked in her job. I wonder if she’s gonna try and sneak Brooks into Disneyworld and they can go for a quickie on her lunch break at Pirates of the Caribbean or something.

Since no one probably cares what Chantel or Amy has to say about their experience, and Victoria would be too much of a loose cannon, Kelly is going to be on the conference call today with the media to talk about the show. I’ll tweet out a link either tonight or tomorrow once the transcript from the call is up.

As for this Sunday’s night’s show, “Bachelor: Love Stories,” here’s what
you can expect.

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28 Comments

28 Comments

  1. bachfan197933

    January 16, 2014 at 10:11 AM

    Jef was with his parents, brothers and sisters for Christmas in South Carolina, which is why his parents didn’t send him a card. His family adores him and says so often in comments on his igs and he adores them back. He was living with his sister Julie until she got married.
    And what’s wrong with Mike Posner? He seems like a nice young man! Jef is working with an old friend from Utah, Sammy Sounds, who promotes Mike Posner.
    If you follow him closely, you will find him most often with his best friends from way before the Bachelorette or his family. I don’t see much change beyond not working as a people water employee (although I believe he is still a shareholder).

  2. bachfan197933

    January 16, 2014 at 10:14 AM

    Also Jef is still associated with generosity water which is the charity that People Water worked with in the past to build the wells.

  3. rob22

    January 16, 2014 at 11:48 AM

    The video ads completely block my access to the blog on my work computer, since my company blocks all videos. I have to now use a non work computer to view the site. I think that’s a pretty common practice these days. So, for a lot of people, the video is beyond annoying…

  4. rob22

    January 16, 2014 at 11:55 AM

    Bachfan: you know a little too much about Jef Holm. I hope not too many people care about whether Jef Holm has a good relationship with his parents, where he works, what teenager he’s banging, etc. I realize this stuff come up on this site periodically, but Jef’s 15 minutes have been up for a while. So, now he can download poems from the internet and read them to teen girls all he wants. As long as he doesn’t tweet about it, nobody will know or care.

  5. iheartvino

    January 16, 2014 at 12:33 PM

    I get RS’s point about how it shouldn’t be a big deal to have to watch a 15 sec video before reading a column or 5-10 min. I don’t mind the waiting 15 seconds part, but now I just need to remember to mute my speakers before I visit this site when at work. The first few times I came across that video ad and clicked it, my volume was up really loud. Now I’m better about making sure I’m on mute.

    Speaking of video ads though, I’m curious if those things actually work? Not once have I ever gone to view their website or ad after it’s done. I couldn’t even tell you what the video ads popping up on this site lately are for. No clue but really don’t care, just wondering if they’re proven to be more effective than plain tile ads. I took a couple of advertising classes in college but that was way before video ads were online and before ads and web tracking had gotten so advanced.

    I still haven’t had time to watch Monday’s episode yet so I don’t have anything to add there.

  6. bigfatwoman

    January 16, 2014 at 2:05 PM

    I love when Steve’s indignant old biddy comes out….the Elise “scandal” is pretty boring and only meaningful to the school she worked for. Hardly salacious and mostly embarrassing.

  7. xxxx

    January 16, 2014 at 2:43 PM

    Reality Steve: “I know things”

    This dude doesn’t know things…he just makes random assumptions based on rumors other people tell him.

    That was the hardest I’ve ever laughed at anything on your site

    Get over yourself bro
    Seriously

  8. mariet

    January 17, 2014 at 7:17 AM

    Thank you to the reader who emailed about deer hunting. I’m not sure what Steve disagrees with because everything you said was true.

  9. rob22

    January 17, 2014 at 7:30 AM

    Mariet, you’re right. What difference does it make if you shoot a deer and eat it, or buy pre-killed cow or chicken at the supermarket? If you are a vegetarian who believes killing animals is wrong, then that’s a consistent point of view. I don’t agree with it, but I respect people who hold that value. Since I don’t believe Steve is a vegetarian, then he’s holding an illogical view. Deer can overpopulated quickly, just like feral hogs and some other species. They can become a menace while they eat your flowers and dig up your lawn…. Not to mention running out in traffic. To me, they’re less sympathetic than cows or chickens. I guess Bambi has had a long lasting impact on RS. BTW: I don’t hunt or own guns, so I have no bias at all for hunters or gun owners. It’s simply an illogical view that RS holds.

  10. serapa

    January 17, 2014 at 7:45 AM

    I actually feel bad for Elise in a way. I was young and stupid once too although I never made a soft porn movie or tried to make it in L.A. But she’s going to regret her bad judgements for many years to come! I am now a middle aged mom who used to be a hottie back in the day…haha…and I know what it’s like to be judged based on appearance and how easily it is to be manipulated by people who want to benefit from your appearance.

  11. serapa

    January 17, 2014 at 8:14 AM

    Another comment to RS “knowing things”…maybe Juan Pablo is smarter than we all think and he’s smart enough to know that to marry someone on a reality show is pretty silly. Only Americans fall for this crap…he’s got a different mentality. While he’s looking for the right girl, I’m sure he’ll have lots of fun and date lots of girls from the franchise. It does not make him a bad guy or a fake guy. He really does want to marry someone, but wants to make sure it’s the right person. Why not have fun and enjoy life in the process. If someone offered you an opportunity to be on TV and become a celebrity, would YOU turn it down???

  12. bigfatwoman

    January 17, 2014 at 8:59 AM

    @serapa….

    Would I turn an opportunity to become a celebrity down?

    Yes. Yes. And yes.

    I’d love to be rich, but celebrity is the one avenue I would not take. I value my privacy above anything material and a public life would be the ultimate misery for me.

  13. shasha

    January 17, 2014 at 2:54 PM

    To the person who submitted the comment about volar vs abuela, he actually said “a volar”, which, when said quickly as he did, could sound like “abuela”, but “a volar” actually does mean “let’s fly”.

  14. marybods

    January 17, 2014 at 6:05 PM

    This Elise “scandle” is such a non issue. For RS to say she is NOT a teacher is just wrong. She took a term or two off to try to make it in show biz. Doesn’t change the fact that she went to college, got a degree, took state boards and worked in the field. What about Nikki, or Sharleen, or Andi? They took time off to be on the show. Does this mean they are no longer a nurse, singer or attorney? No, it does not. Just because she is a waitress now, while living in LA, doesn’t change her prior achievements.

    A lot of movie stars have worked as waiters/waitresses before their breaks. I’m sure a lot have made movies or done photo shoots that I am they would like to forget. So to me this “scandle” is just stupid.

    Nowhere is it mentioned that she also organized charity event to bring awareness to melanoma. That info also was just two clicks on google. If u are gonna mention “bad” things about her, isn’t it only fair to mention the positive accomplishments, too?

  15. rob22

    January 17, 2014 at 6:47 PM

    manybods: the issues is that she’s 1ST GRADE TEACHER, not a nurse, singer or attorney. I don’t know if you’ve been watching trends, but Teachers are getting fired for posting pictures on social media with an alcoholic drink in their hand. So, doing a soft porn video isn’t really going to go over well with principles looking to make a hire that isn’t going to come back at them after some parent does a google search. That’s the way things work. Parents don’t want their kids being taught by women with questionable decision making related to doing sexual themed videos. It really doesn’t matter that she didn’t show her kitty or have actual sex. You may think it’s unfair. You may not like it. But she’s not going to get a job again as a teacher…. unless it’s in a movie titled “Bad Teacher”.

  16. lauren7259

    January 18, 2014 at 12:40 AM

    Xxx, love it! I laughed at that, too.
    Mariet, I couldn’t agree with you more. We eat chicken turkey, pork, beef, etc. as long as it is done tastefully, I don’t see the harm.

    Now with Elise…I really do feel bad for her. RS makes it seem as though you google her name and the racy video appeared months ago, on the first page. I don’t find this to be true. Also, I don’t fault her school, as he alludes to. Schools don’t need to google teachers. Please. I know RS doesn’t like the show JP or anyone on it. I hope Elise can move on from this, she seems like a great person. And she is a teacher and certainly was when she came on the show! Her boss even said so! I don’t like how RS is acting about finding the video and releasing it…almost gloating. I know she did it and if she loses her job, it’s her fault, but tons of people look her up since she has been on the show and don’t turn it into this circus.

  17. marybods

    January 18, 2014 at 10:50 AM

    Lauren7259: I agree with you about how RS put this video out there. I like him, and LOVE this site. But I think it was wrong to put this out there. I realize she was way stupid for doing this, but she was 18yrs old at the time. Now she is going to pay for it for the rest of her life. I don’t even know if this video would of been found, I dont think it was as easy to find as he claims. I mean who in their right mind would of watched that thing for 53 minutes until she appeared? 10 seconds was to long! Believe me college coeds do way worse than what she did, and they go on to have careers. I guess she will regret it forever. Or maybe not, what do I know?

  18. marybods

    January 18, 2014 at 11:20 AM

    One more thing and I promise to stop…but this whole thing about RS saying Elise is lying about being a teacher Realy Realy makes me mad. He needs to stop. He should know better than anyone how this show works. The contestants apply for the show months and months before it airs, before they even know who the bachelor/ette will be. When she applied and was cast she was ACTIVELY TEACHING!! How can RS keep insisting she is being disingenuous???? How??? I will show myself out now.

  19. dee8

    January 18, 2014 at 12:31 PM

    marybods : You wouldn’t happen to be related to or a friend of Elise by any chance would you?

  20. docpms

    January 18, 2014 at 2:06 PM

    Regarding those that complain about ads on your site…Do they work for free? I don’t…

  21. vessel

    January 19, 2014 at 1:17 PM

    I don’t know why anyone would call Steve out for revealing Elise’s past exploits, it is what he always does-gives us the dirt. It is no different than showing us Leslie Hughes’ mug shot from her DUI arrest (Sean’s season). If these contestants want to keep their past private then don’t apply for the show!

  22. bigfatwoman

    January 19, 2014 at 8:39 PM

    Just finished watching the Sunday eve Love Stories special and all I can say is…….

    Sean and Catherine are the strangest, most mismatched, over sharing couple in Bachelor history. They just gross me out in so many ways.

    Can Catherine get her lobotomy reversed and call this wedding off? She gives giggly schoolgirls a bad name.

    Oy vey. Ugh. Yuck.

  23. marybods

    January 20, 2014 at 9:12 AM

    To Dee8: No, not related and I wouldn’t know Elise if I fell over her..

    Bigfatwoman: I agree with u about Sean and Catherine. Does anyone really believe they haven’t consummated yet? Maybe they haven’t, but it is kinda hard to believe.

  24. iheartvino

    January 20, 2014 at 11:28 AM

    mariet, don’t get me started on the whole issue about Juan Pablo’s comments. Steve tweeted that people that like JP would defend him, and that people who didn’t like him would have more ammo against him, but that is not the case for me. I haven’t been a big fan of his, but I am proud of Juan Pablo for giving his honest opinion when asked the question. Yes his English is broken and yes he used the wrong word when he was trying to say something else, but I understood his point. I think a lot of people (including me, for what it’s worth) agree with his viewpoint.

  25. jazzmyne60606

    January 20, 2014 at 3:32 PM

    marybods and bigfatwoman : Has no one brought up how annoying Catherine’s voice is? AND — give me a break, they have done everything BUT him sticking it to her in the traditional sense. Good grief. Phony.

  26. gemsnob

    January 20, 2014 at 4:31 PM

    Excellent recap Steve! I think it is safe to say Kat went on the bachelor to help her chances for being a DCC. I wonder who she ticked off that her air time was limited. I am guessing it is the same producer that Ashley Spivey ticked off since she got no air time on JP & Ashley’s wedding. Gotta love them producers!

  27. rob22

    January 21, 2014 at 7:01 AM

    It seems that the qualifications for Bachelor Producer are similar to those for a concentration camp guard. What do they do on their off time, drink jello shots while pulling the wings off butterflies?

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