Andi in Connecticut, Two More Guys Revealed, “Bachelor/ette” News, & “Reader Emails”

When things are slow, I usually only write once a week in the offseason. And there wasn’t much to update on Tuesday, so I figured I’d just do one this week and put it all in here to catch you up. A lot of news and notes since last Thursday’s column. I’ll talk about the “Bachelor in Paradise” show that’ll replace “Bachelor Pad” this summer, even though it’s essentially the same thing. Andi’s finale, Renee and her new husband, Ashley & JP being pregnant (well, Ashley’s pregnant. JP just provided the…forget it. You get my point), an article on Sharleen, Ty Brown releasing a new album, “Reader Emails,” and give you a timeline since last Thursday of Andi’s season and what went on the past week, along with revealing two more guys for her season and updating you on where I’m at with the rest of her cast. A fun filled, action packed, wild ass column today that’s sure to blow your socks off. Sit back, relax and enjoy the musings I have for you today. You won’t be disappointed. Or maybe you will. I don’t know.

Last Friday ABC made their official announcement that the “Bachelor” spin-off show this summer would NOT be “Bachelor Pad,” but rather a show called “Bachelor in Paradise,” where they will put former contestants in a tropical location in hopes to find love. The press release was about as vague as you can get because, well, the show doesn’t even know how EXACTLY it’s going to work. It will differ from “Bachelor Pad” in that there will be no challenges and no $250k prize at the end. They’re actually going to try and make the show about love, which is downright hilarious. But hey, to each their own. There are former contestants BEGGING to be part of this show just because they want to be on TV again and have people talk about them. I mean, at least with “Bachelor Pad,” you had an excuse of, “Hey, there’s a money prize I could possibly win.” But now you REALLY want to go on this show to date someone that I guarantee you has already hooked up with someone else, if not multiple people, from this franchise? Sound logic.

So your next question to me is obviously going to be, “Who’s gonna be on it?” Well, the same exact people that were up for “Bachelor Pad” are up for this show. They are asking EVERYONE, to gauge who would do it. Then once they get enough people who say they will, they’ll narrow it down. However, I can tell you that you can pretty much expect these people to be on this season barring something crazy happening: Jef, Arie, Courtney, Michelle Money, Graham, Sarah Herron, Chris Bukowski, and AshLee Frazier. Maybe one of them doesn’t make it on, but I would expect to see all of those names on the cast list. Of course there are going to be girls from Juan Pablo’s season most definitely on the show, but I don’t know who yet, along with others. But if you’re asking me right now who’s going to be in the cast, I’d say those 8 names are a safe bet. The show doesn’t start filming for another couple months anyway, so nothing is official at this point. The cast certainly isn’t, nor has the concept of the show been decided. And I’m sure they’ll keep it that way so everyone that does go on the show has no idea what to expect until they get out there. That’s essentially how they’ll rope them in to doing it. Not like they really need to twist any of their arms because these people would probably pay them to be part of the show.

With the premiere of “Bachelor in Paradise” being announced for August 4th, that means the “Bachelorette” finale will be the week prior, so Andi’s finale will take place on July 28th. With her premiere being May 19th (only a 90 minute premiere that’ll air after the DWTS finale and then it moves back to the regular 2 hr show the following Monday the 26th), this season lines up with past seasons in terms of a timeline. Obviously things can change and they might move episodes around, or air back-to-back episodes, but based on this schedule, it doesn’t look like they’ll need to:

May 19th (90 minute premiere) – Meet & Greet
May 26th – LA
June 2nd – Santa Barbara
June 9th – Connecticut
June 16th – Overseas
June 23rd – Overseas
June 30th – Overseas
July 7th – Hometowns
July 14th – Overnights
July 21st – Men Tell All
July 28th – Finale

So really doesn’t look like there’s gonna be anything crazy done to the schedule this season, but I’ll keep you updated if they do. After tonight’s rose ceremony, they head overseas. I know they’re going to Italy this season, just not sure if it’s the 1st, 2nd, or 3rd stop. If I had to guess, I think it’s their first stop. Just a guess.

So let me get this straight: Renee had a longtime friend/lover that she had lost contact with for a while, but after she got back from filming in November they hit it off again, she gets engaged to him in February, a week later moves her and her son to Seattle to live with him, then 2 weeks later elopes with the guy in a $50 wedding dress with no family involved, yet Desiree was there? Hmmmmmm, ok. Can’t exactly say that’s the way I would’ve done it but to each their own. Just one question: How much longer until the pregnancy announcement? I mean, c’mon. Ashton and Mila got engaged and two weeks later, whaddya know, we find out she’s pregnant. Stacy Kiebler did the same thing. Is it really that far fetched to throw it out there? I don’t think so.

Speaking of pregnancies, Ashley and JP are expecting their first child after making the announcement yesterday as part of the “In Touch” magazine cover story. Congrats to them. Bunch a little “Bachelor” babies running around now. I really hope this show is still around in 25 years so we can see all their kids date each other as well.

In case you didn’t know, former “Bachelorette” cast member from Ali’s season, Ty Brown, and “Bachelor” cast member Elizabeth Kitt (Jake’s season & “Bachelor Pad 1″) got married recently. Ty is working on a new album where you can donate and be part of it. All the details are in the link so check it out.

So how has life in the opera world been for Sharleen since here appearance on the show? Eh, the jury is still out based on this recent article. Definitely hasn’t gotten any extra gigs because of it, but lets face it, it’s still a bit early. She no longer lives in Germany and is doing work out of New York, so I’m guessing that’ll at least help a little bit. Or not. I don’t know the first thing about the opera world, but good luck to her.

Now lets get to Andi’s season. When I last left you a week ago, she was having her rose ceremony in Santa Barbara last Friday. Travel took them to Connecticut for dates this week. I know some of you tweeted at me what they were doing in Connecticut, but this is really no different than Des doing a week of dates in New Jersey last season before heading overseas. This seems to be how the “Bachelorette” has been going for the last 3 seasons or so. Start off in LA, do one U.S. city on the east coast so it’s a shorter flight when they head out overseas. Andi had a 1-on-1 this past Monday, a group date Tuesday, then a 1-on-1 last night. I got all screwed up with my info on my tweets Tuesday, so let me set the record straight. I initially tweeted out that the group date Tuesday was in Essex and that the after party was going to be at a private area in Mohegan Sun. Then I changed it to the after party was going to be somewhere else. Well, my initial info was right. Tuesday’s group date was on the Essex Steam Train before they went to Mohegan Sun for the after party, were paparazzi spied and got a few pictures (see below). Yesterday’s 1-on-1 was with Marcus Grodd. Not sure what they did during the day, but they had dinner at the Griswold Inn before heading to Mohegan Sun for a mini concert put on by Jon Pardi. Here are pics from the date:

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I’ve got two more guys to give you today, bringing the total up to 15. You can see the list of every guy for Andi’s season that I’ve revealed on the Andi’s guys link at the top of the page, or just clicking the link I just gave. I have 21 of the 25 guys this season. So the six I’ve yet to release will come at a later date. Some are still there, some aren’t. I’m pretty sure on some of the eliminations so far, but want to wait until we get closer to the end. But we’re only two weeks into filming and I’ve given you over half the guys on this season. I’ll release the others when I feel it’s necessary. Not really in any hurry since, well, no one else knows anything and there’s stuff I’ve still yet to tell you. Kinda fun holding all the power, no? Anyway, here are the other two guys that were on the Boyz II Men group date last week that I didn’t identify, “R” & “C”:
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14. Ron Worrell: 28, Nashville, TN. Speaks 4 languages, and is currently a distributor sales manager for MillerCoors. Graduated Loyola University in New Orleans in 2008 with a B.A. in Marketing. Mom is from Israel, dad is from Barbados (they are in the pictures below). They both worked for the United Nations so he traveled a lot growing up living in both places along with Florida, Tennessee, and Louisiana. On the Sweater team in the Boyz II Men group date.

Facebook – Ron Worrell
Instagram – ronniewoooo
LinkedIn – Ron Worrell

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15. Cody Sattler: 28, Chicago, Ill. Originally from Omaha, NE. Graduated from Kansas St. University after attending Garden City Community College. Former 6th grade elementary school teacher that currently works as a personal trainer and Boot Camp instructor at Chicago Boot Camp Club in the Lincoln Park area. And for the small price of only $50 an hour, he’ll tutor your child in vocabulary, prealgebra, and English. And maybe provide them with some PED’s. On the Sweater team in the Boyz II Men group date.

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Here were pics from the group date after party at Mohegan Sun on Tuesday night that the paparazzi was able to get a few shots of. Uh oh, Cody. Never a good sign when you’re getting the butt out hug from a girl like Andi is clearly giving you.

32 thoughts on “Andi in Connecticut, Two More Guys Revealed, “Bachelor/ette” News, & “Reader Emails”

  1. damn is Ron some serious eye candy or what? I do hope he sticks around for a while. he is def a close second to Josh as being the best looking this season.

  2. Ron is definitely gorgeous….Just look at his dad!

    Cody looks like a ‘roided up Sean Lowe in those 3 profile photos. And those hipster glasses do NOT make him look intelligent. At all.

    The new version of Bachelor Pad is gonna be a hot, stinking pile of trashtastical goodness. I can’t wait!

  3. Cody is more meathead Mikey. Another Jersey goombah. The Bachelor is now an old show and one of these days a girl is going to pick a black guy like Ron. However, Andi is from Atlanta. And while its not old South, it still is the South. Andi’s Dad isn’t having any of that brown sugar coming home with Andi… And she know it.

  4. Angelfish, you are hilarious. Totally agree with you on all points!

    What is everyone’s thoughts on JP and Nikki’s relationship now? I’m reading that she’s pregnant (I don’t believe it). What was the deal with them talking to those marriage boot camp counselors? Just curious to everyone’s opinion on what’s going on or if anyone has heard anything credible. I’m sorry, but I just cannot stand the two of them and I hope they break up. I know that’s mean, but just..ewww.

  5. I looked up the definition of ‘tool’ in the dictionary and there was a picture of Cody Sattler.

  6. I think JP and Nicki are just a few weeks away from a “shocking”, stunning”, “unforeseen” and “unexpected” breakup….

    Bigfatwoman….Totally agree. But only because next to the definition of “Douche” in the dictionary was already a picture of JP!

    And another agreement with Nicki never being able to take any Chocolate Thunder home to her daddy, Hy. Though I would LOVELOVELOVE to see it!

  7. Ron is some SERIOUS eye candy. Wow. I haven’t looked at the other pictures yet, but it sounds like I need to check out Josh.
    I don’t find a physique like Cody’s attractive. It’s a little too much with the whole Alpha male, muscles bulging thing.
    I’d like to think Clare had some small nugget of common sense in regards to her dad’s video and realized, wrong man, wrong time.
    Congrats to Ashley and JP. I obviously don’t know them, but they seem like good people.
    More BachelorTrash this summer. Oh goody. I can spend one night a week watching a show that makes me feel dirty enough to jump in the shower when it’s over. I was really disappointed to see Chris B. on the list of possibilities. He might be almost as big a douche as JP, and that’s saying a lot. I can’t stand him.
    As I was reading the column tonight, I realized I probably wouldn’t even be watching the show anymore if it weren’t for RS. ABC/Fleiss should thank him for his own special brand of advertising!

    I wonder if the girls from JP’s season feel like they were cheated in some way? They got, possibly, the worst Bachelor ever in the history of the show!

  8. My formatting is all f***** up! Does anyone else ever have a problem typing on this site? I have to type my comments somewhere else and cut and paste.

  9. Reality Steve, you may be right about a lot, but you’re wrong about Cody. He is not from Nebraska, but you’re close…try Kansas. And to you idiots commenting, he’s not “roided up”, he’s worked his ass off for years to look 20x better than what I’m sure any of you look like!

  10. Ooops!…Of course, I meant that Andi wouldn’t be taking any Chocolate Thunder home to dad.

    Karynr….I think a lot of the girls established friendships & enjoyed the travel enough to make up for a crappy bachelor.

    Bachchat…I’m sure your right.

  11. kaynr

    FWIW, I never have any problem accessing the site or typing comments. The only thing that happens for me is that the site is slower to load than others I go to. Not a big deal, just a few second opportunity to practice patience when I come here.

    (I have a macbook pro, and use google. I don’t know if either of those makes any difference in terms of the issues you’re having.)

    I like your comments, so don’t give up.

  12. karyn, I don’t have formatting issues on this site, but occasionally I still get the “oops, this is embarrassing isn’t t…” error message when I try to access the login screen. It’s very sporadic though. Same as Athena, I’ve noticed lately the site has been much slower to load. No biggie though.

    I agree with those that have said Cody has too much of a meathead look, and angelfish, I had the same thought at first- definitely looks like a much bulkier Sean Lowe. I wonder if Cody eat a dozen egg whites and a day too? haha

  13. Funny comments on the JPah-Blow (definition of douche) and Cody (definition of tool). I had a rare laugh out loud outburst on those.

    Personally I don’t care if Cody came upon his physique naturally or with a needle. I’m a bit of a gym rat myself, but I’ve never been the guy that grunts and screams and really tries to get as big as possible. I can’t dismiss them, because most of them seem like nice guys when I talk with them. But it does seem rather self absorbed to be THAT into your own body. 2-3 hour chest workouts are a bit much for my taste. I’m more of a one hour+, get the work in and go home type guy. So, I can’t relate.

    Funny story. I had a guy working for me who was one of these guys. He was about 20 years younger than me. So, we decide to start going to he gym together. He goes over to the meathead part of the gym. I work out with him, well, in his vacinity for about 30 minutes of lifting. Then I ride the bike for 45 minutes. I check back with him and he’s still doing the same types of lifts as when we came. I ask him if he’s getting ready to leave. He says no, becase he still has a few more chest sets to do. That was all he was doing the entire time! Well, he had no family to go home to, so why not, I guess.

  14. On the part about Ron’s Mom being Jewish…. to a Jew, the mother’s heritage is all that matters. So, he’d be considered a Jew by them. That would be awesome if that came up and Andi was into him enough to take him home to Hy. That would be worth the price (the boredom) of watching the season right there. Hy’s head might explode as a Southern Jew who’s daughter just brought home a Black Jew. Wow!
    I will say that interracial couples aren’t that unusual in Atlanta, it’s not like this is 1964, or anything. Still….. it would be amusing.

  15. Thanks Athena. I’ve been commenting on this site for over 10 years, I think, and I won’t be stopping anytime soon! Sometimes when I come to the RS site, it’s like my computer has been taken over by aliens. It does some weird stuff.

    Rob, you’re exactly right. By law, if the mother is Jewish, the children are too. I think his dad looks a lot like Don Cheadle’s dad in House of Lies. They certainly are a beautiful family!

    I just read an US article about Nikki and JP, talking about how happy they are together, so far. It mentioned how his ex, Carla, likes how Nikki is with Camila, how Camila likes Nikki, and talks about how well she gets along with his family. Of course, US, is one step above the National Enquirer…..just packaged a little better! Is it all PR, or is there some truth in there? I guess only time will tell.

    Time to bring on Andi. I’m ready for the next season.

  16. In some ways the DWTS denial may have helped JP and Nikki bond in an us against the world kind of way. If so, I hope it gives them a chance to grow some real roots to their relationship. (And, if not, well, we all know how folie au deux works out.)

  17. @Athena, agree that JP and Nikki are together because of an “us against the world” mentality that will eventually go away when the attention dies down and a new season of Bach begins.

    I also find it hard to believe that any deep emotional connection could happen for someone like JP. That type of arrogance/narcissism only receives, it does not give unless for some underlying self serving purpose.

  18. We should have a drinking game – one shot each time she says, “At the end of the day”. I heard it 4 times in 10 minutes during her announcement…

    Party on!!!

  19. As to Andi not being allowed to bring home a black guy due to her Southern family it might be a little different since her family is Jewish. It’s been my experience that Jewish people are pretty tolerant about mixed race couples, which might supercede them being Southern with typical Southern values-now obviously I can’t speak for everyone and I have no idea Hy’s POV, or how much even his approval matters to Andi. If I wanted to marry a black guy and my father was anti that it wouldn’t have mattered one bit, I’d marry who I wanted and either come around and deal or lose a daughter-but hey, that’s me.

    My theory is that she keeps someone black around to final four and maybe he gets a shot at being the first black bachelor? I may be living in la la land about that and it’ll never happen,but I wish it would even if only to shut up people who endlessly complain about the racism of the producers.

  20. vessel : I just had to reply to you. When I was a teen I was in foster with a single Jewish woman, She became a lifelong mother to me, so I’ve known her for about 45 years now. She had been married to a black man before I met her and she told me that dating/marrying a black man is the height of rebellion for a Jewish woman.

  21. @Missannmcd, I think that ii very much depends on how religious you are, and to what degree you are practicing. I used to work for a Jewish Ob/Gyn in New York City and his practice was nearly 100% Jewish women and I saw many interracial couples in the years I worked there. In fact at the time I, myself was living with a black guy and it was definitely not okay with my parents, and I distinctly remember a convo I had with our Office manager in which I asked why it seemed to be so much more widely accepted in the Jewish community, and her response was that historically blacks and Jews as groups have been oppressed. How much credence I give that now, or back then, I’m not sure but it’s definitely been my experience that black/jewish is not an unusual match. But like I said, I think it depends a lot on how deeply held your faith is, meaning are you Jewish simply by birth but not necessarily a regularly practicing Jew, or is it an important part of who you are as a person. My husband’s ex wife is Jewish and is married to a black man, but she considers herself agnostic and Jewish only by birth and upbringing-IE: now she doesn’t observe the religion at all, so maybe that is more typical.

  22. The “Us Against The World” mindset of Nicki &
    JP is definitely a bond, and as BFW points out, probably dissolves as soon as the media gets bored. Look at how “successful” Ben & Courtney remained. I don’t think Courtney’s “modeling” career took off, and she’s a hell of a lot more commercial looking than Nicki.

    But sadly, the bills have to get paid and once the media opportunities are gone, harsh reality sets in.

  23. RS is back in vacation mode. If he doesn’t re-start the Daily Links, there will be lots of radio silence …. Occasional updates, then a big spoiler post, then pretty much nothing until the show starts up again.

  24. I feel like this time last year when Desiree was filming there was a lot more info, and it was coming in weekly, pics of group dates, one on ones, behind the scenes tidbits, etc. Maybe he just doesn’t have as much info this season and he’s waiting until he has enough for a decent length blog post?

  25. Maybe something happened? I hope not obviously, but I don’t think Steve has ever gone this long without posting something.

  26. maybe the network kidnapped him so he couldn’t do the spoilers anymore..lol..but seriously, where the heck are ya

  27. He just retweeted a girl that said she saw Andi filming in brussels. So he’s definitely still around. Just not enough info to fill a blog plog I think.

  28. Steve…I need something to read while I soak in the rays!! I FF through 90% of the show…and only 90% b/c I enjoy reading your articles (and once I read, I like to know who’s who)! I’m enjoying everyone’s comments also!

    I plan to watch as much of Andi’s season as possible! I live 45 min from ATL, born and raised in small town, and my daughter is dating a black man…it’s never been an issue for anyone. I understand ATL is in the South, but we are also in the 21st century!!

    I apologize for any grammar errors.
    Mathematics Educator!! :)

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