“Although we’ve come…to the eeeeennnndddd of the road…” Yes my friends, this is the last “Reader Emails,” and “Dr. Reality Steve” until the “Bachelorette” starts up again in May. Also, tonight is the last live video chat until then as well. Please don’t shed a tear. Be strong. Of course that doesn’t mean there won’t be a lot happening on the site for the next two months, because there will be plenty of action. I will be spoiling the “Bachelorette” as it films in real time, and delivering to you more guys that have been cast this season. Granted, a lot of stuff I will spoil first on Twitter as it’s happening, but anything spoiled there will make it here to this column eventually, just might be 2 or 3 days later. But starting next Monday, we are back with “Daily Links” as I basically do all your dirty work for you. I scour the internet for all entertainment/pop culture stories currently happening while giving my thoughts on them. I usually try to have 15-20 stories a day, so I hope that quenches your thirst until next season rolls around. It’s been real everyone. See you on the flip side.
A few things to get to today before we finish up yesterday’s batch of “Reader Emails” and this week’s “Dr. Reality Steve.” As we know, most of America seems up in arms over the 2 “Bachelorette” announcement voicing their displeasure. Including pretty much everyone from Bachelor Nation, mostly all the ex-“Bachelorettes.” Emily, Ashley, Des, Ali, and Andi have all said on Twitter they don’t like the format but have all said they’re #TeamKaitlyn. Well, Sean took to his blog the other day and gave 3 reasons why he hated it as well. Some I agree with, some I don’t. But this notion of sexism and this format has all the feminists up in arms is what has me confused. What, it took THIS format for you to call the show sexist? I’m sorry, but this show has been laced in a form of sexism for 29 seasons so lets not all the sudden play the moral police when there’s 2 female leads that are chosen by the guys. Sorry. Not buying it. Especially when each of the girls had the opportunity to say no. No one is forcing them to do it. They might not like it and would rather it would be either of them, but they agreed to do it.
This other thing I’m not understanding is the notion that “this is embarrassing to the women. How degrading to get rejected by 25 guys.” First off, again, they chose to do this. Secondly, how is Britt or Kaitlyn arriving night one of Chris’ season competing against other women and possibly being rejected really THAT much different than this. ANYONE that goes on reality TV has the opportunity to be embarrassed. In fact, you’re probably lucky if you don’t get embarrassed. Saying one of them is “getting rejected by 25 guys” just isn’t true. We’re assuming this is gonna go like Byron’s season and the audience will be privy to the vote that goes on today/tonight when filming starts, and we’ll see which guys chose which girl. You really think the vote is gonna be 25-0? Of course not. I’m seeing a 15-10 maybe even 14-11 vote one way or another. It’s not like one of these girls is gonna get every vote, then yes, that would be incredibly embarrassing getting rejected by all of them. But it’s not gonna happen. And aren’t they already building a storyline where say one guy votes for the girl who loses, then both end up on “Bachelor in Paradise 2” finally getting their chance to date? You know it’s coming.
We don’t know all the details yet of how filming is going to work, but it does start today, that’s for sure. Mike Fleiss tweeted this morning:
Getting ready to shoot The Bachelorette(s)…
— Mike Fleiss (@fleissmeister) March 12, 2015
Now I’m sure you don’t remember, but Byron’s season was done completely different than we’ve ever seen on that first episode. Normally it’s nighttime, the girls show up in limo’s, there’s a cocktail party, then a rose ceremony, and then we’re off. On Byron’s season, the women moved into the mansion and all met each other before meeting the 2 Bachelors, which they didn’t know about. Byron and Jay were in another room watching video footage of these women behind the scenes as the women mingled with each other. Then they brought Byron and Jay out to their surprise, and the “pool party” mingling continued as each guy broke off with girls getting to know them better. This was not formal at all. Then that night, was the first ever “ladies choice rose ceremony” where they voted. Yellow rose for Jay, white rose for Byron, the girls put each one into a box while the guys backs were turned so they didn’t see who voted for them. Chris Harrison then opened up the box and the first guy to 13 roses was declared the winner, which was obviously Byron. Jay only had 7 at the time, so they only showed 20 of the 25 votes. All I’m saying is that’s exactly how they did it last time. No idea if that’s how it’s gonna be tonight. I’m just saying by Fleiss’ tweet, it sounds like they are starting filming in the day and might follow the same format, but that’s just a guess. In the past, we always know the producers start tweeting at night when the limos are arriving. So this could be a hint they’re starting in the day and maybe doing it similar to Byron’s season, or not. Time will tell.
You see this poll that EOnline ran yesterday? They showed 25 random guys Britt and Kaitlyn’s head shots and asked who they’d pick. Kaitlyn won quite handily. Granted, it really doesn’t matter because these aren’t the guys making the choice, and these guys were just going off a head shot. Not to mention the guys today are already coming in with preconceived notions about Britt and Kaitlyn. However, it does play somewhat of an importance for people who’ve emailed since Monday saying the guys are no doubt gonna pick based on looks, therefore Britt is gonna win. Not necessarily.
All your post season conference calls are up now with the final two girls, along with Chris’ final blog for People.com. Had nothing but glowing things to say about Whitney and how great everything is and yada yada yada. I’ll be sure to bookmark this blog he wrote for the inevitable break up. Look, I don’t expect him to say anything different, but what Chris wrote in this is nothing different than what JP, Ben, Brad, and everyone else wrote. Becca had her conference call with the media and basically said, “Yeah, I wasn’t in love with him and wasn’t nearly ready for that life,” which might’ve been the understatement of the year. Then in Chris and Whitney’s conference call, they said everything you’d expect them to say. Nothing different than most past couples.
One final thing. I’m gonna need the weekend to put together more guys profiles (I have a partial or full bios for another 8 guys now), so I will release more guys next week, along with some information I received on a few of the guys I’ve already given you. Nothing too major, just stuff I didn’t have before I posted them. So keep it on Twitter all weekend long because we have no idea when it’ll be spoiled. When I find out, whether I’m the first to release it or not, I’ll let you know as soon as I do.
Live video chat tonight at 9:00pm EST/6:00pm PST for the final time until May. Maybe we’ll go a little longer tonight. All depends on the questions since we have a lot to cover. See you tonight.