Live video blog returns tonight at 9:00pm EST/6:00pm PST. We are working on a couple things for future broadcasts that I think you might like. In addition, you maybe be seeing some quick ones pop up here and there. I will keep you updated. My guess is there won’t be a column happening on Monday to recap Sean & Catherine’s wedding because, well, it’s a wedding. What do you think is going to happen? I mean, I don’t think I’m going out on a limb here when I say there’s a good chance they will walk down the aisle and both say “yes.” So unless one of them leaves the other one hanging at the altar, there will be no column on Monday. Will probably throw a few thoughts on Tuesday before the recap, but that’s about it. Good chance I might live tweet a few things though. The Grammys start to bore me after a while, so I’ll probably be flipping back and forth.
Did you all read Juan Pablo’s blog from Tuesday? First off, this reads nothing like his tweets or how he talks in real life, so whoever this ghost writer is, fabulous job. No, really. I love how he’s basically just like, “Yeah, they know what they signed up for. If they can’t deal with it, that’s their problem.” Hey, he’s nothing if not honest in that aspect. But it sure doesn’t sound like someone who was ever too invested into the process. Hell, he never even watched the show before. He didn’t have a clue how this show worked. I’m sure the girls loved hearing that answer. Keep on truckin’, J Pabs.
A Pennsylvania TV station did a story on the Elise situation last week. I’m glad they asked the opinion of three random strangers on the street. Very credible.
The episode description for next Monday is up and we can see that this is where we’re going to start seeing a side of Nikki that hasn’t been shown yet. However, there’s still two ways they can show this: Is she the girl that the others are jealous of because she gets back-to-back group date roses, or, is she the girl that no one likes because she acts completely different in front of Juanny P than she does in front of them? I’ll go with the latter. However, how will they choose to edit her is what’s most interesting. She wasn’t well liked. And because a few girls on Twitter tweet at her or include her in tweets frankly doesn’t mean sh**. They’re not going to publicly call her a bitch while the show is airing because the show wouldn’t allow it. Just because you see it on Twitter doesn’t mean it’s true when it comes to this show. She butted heads with pretty much every girl in the house, most notably with Clare. Let the cat fighting begin.
Before we get to the “Reader Emails,” a funny email was sent to me last week regarding casting for the show. This woman’s friend was recruited for the show, and if you’ve never heard a story like this, just know this happens EVERY season:
Hi Reality Steve,
Love your spoilers!!! I am one of those people who watch the show knowing what happens for each episode and likes to see how they spin each season. Funny story for you about how the people cast on the show “sign up” to find love…
My sister’s ex boyfriend is a successful lawyer in San Francisco where he lives, was on a business trip in Seattle and was approached while out one night by a producer for The Bachelorette. She said he was attractive, successful and would fit the description for the type of role to cast in the next season of The Bachelorette (so whoever they pick from this season…) He thought it was a joke, and to shut her up, he gave her his business card and told her no legit lawyer would ever go on that show. She has been calling him non stop!!!! They want him to come on the show as a lawyer from Seattle, not SF. They even went so far as to tell him, he would make the top 4 and be a sure bet for the next Bachelor after J.P.
So more proof, this show is not about people signing up to meet and really fall in love, but a carefully crafted show, where producers find people in bars and create stories. She is careful to not email him and only calls, so he can’t send the emails to people.
Thank you for your spoilers which make watching the show bearable.
I love the part about how they told him he’d make top 4 and be a “sure bet” for the next “Bachelor.” Do you know how many guys and girls they tell that to? Pretty much all of them. So yeah, if you were at final casting last weekend in LA and producers were gushing about how great you were, you’re totally gonna go far, and you need to do the “Bachelorette” so you can be considered for the “Bachelor,” just know they were telling the same thing to pretty much every other guy that was there. You’re being lied to so you’ll do the show. If they don’t pump you up and make you think you’re God’s gift with the potential to be the next “Bachelor,” then why would you be excited about doing it? I love hearing stories like this. I cannot begin to tell you how many former contestants have told me essentially this same thing as they went through the casting process. It’s pretty hilarious how they told him he would make the top 4 when they don’t even know who the hell the “Bachelorette” is going to be yet. You think they’ve only told 4 guys so far “Hey, you’re totally going to make the top 4?” Not quite. On to “Reader Emails”…