We’re four days into filming this season of the “Bachelorette” and already a lot of stuff to get out there. Of course, if you were following on Twitter yesterday, you’re aware by now who the “Bachelorette” is. We’ll get to that momentarily. Just wanted to start out first by saying welcome to the return of “Daily Links.” For some of you that weren’t around from Oct. through Dec. of 2013, basically every day I would link to entertainment/pop culture news stories that were of interest to me, along with throwing in my comments. Basically just a one stop shop where you can come to get the latest on your entertainment news. I will be doing this all the way until the “Bachelorette” starts on May 18th. Granted, I’m sure I’ll miss a few days here and there if I’m out of town traveling, but for the most part, it will be up every day. Of course, with the “Bachelorette” currently filming, any news I get about that, I will post as well and will usually take top billing for that day. But expect 15-20 stories daily of stuff that is interesting in the entertainment world. At least to me it’s entertaining. I will usually throw a couple sports stories in as well from time to time, you know, just so I can keep my man card intact. With all this “Bachelorette” stuff, sometimes I need to remind myself I have plenty of testosterone running through my body.
Ok, lets get to it. In case you missed it, yesterday at noon CST I tweeted this out:
(SPOILER EXCLUSIVE)…Kaitlyn is the "Bachelorette," BUT, Britt still has a role on the show. I don't know what it is or how long it'll last
— RealitySteve (@RealitySteve) March 15, 2015
Still obviously details I don't know, but that's accurate. Kaitlyn voted by the guys, Britt not home & has a role. Not sure what & how long
— RealitySteve (@RealitySteve) March 15, 2015
I had some other tweets along with it, but nothing has changed. Kaitlyn is the “Bachelorette.” She was chosen by the guys. She was on the first group date of the season yesterday and Britt was nowhere to be found. Even after sending those tweets out where I couldn’t have made it any more clear I didn’t know what Britt’s role was, you know how many people tweeted at me, “So what is Britt’s role?” Exactly. My answer is still the same. I do not know as of now. When I do, I will tell you. One thing I do know is she is NOT a second “Bachelorette.” This is Kaitlyn’s season. She was chosen by the guys, she had a rose ceremony Friday night, and yesterday was her first date of the season. As far as how the vote breakdown went, and if Kaitlyn knows which guys voted for her and which didn’t, and what all happened on the first night, I don’t have any of those details yet. I’m sure I will at some point.
Like I said, I don’t know what role Britt has in the show, I just know she has one. They didn’t just send her on her way and say “See ya later.” She’s part of the season somehow, I just don’t know for how long and in what capacity. I’m pretty sure we can eliminate her as being some sort of co-host for the season. That’s not it. And even though the popular opinion on Twitter seems to be that she’s just gonna date the guys that Kaitlyn dumps, I don’t think that’s it either because that’d make her a second “Bachelorette.” That’s not it. I don’t want to guess at what it is because I know how some outlets will report it as fact, so I’ll reserve talking about Britt’s role this season until I hear exactly what it is. We’re going to find out. It’s just a matter of when at this point.
Now, lets get to yesterday’s date. Here is what I can tell you:
-It was a group date with 8 guys in downtown LA. I have all 8 guys, but only a few of those 8 were guys I’ve already given you. I’m gonna hold on to some of their names for the time being
-Once people checked in, they walked about a half a block to where the boxing ring was set up outside, but weren’t allowed to bring phones, hence the reason there were no pictures on social media of any of the guys or the fights. I mean, I’ve got pictures of limos pulling up before the date started, but that’s not all that interesting
-It was done like Ashley Hebert’s Muay Thai boxing date in Chaing Mai, Thailand except this was just boxing. The guys wore headgear. Same exact format though. Four 1-on-1 fights in Rd. 1, those 4 winners advance to have 2 semifinal matches, then those two winners face off in the final
-The final match ended in a knockout with the loser possibly suffering a concussion just like Ames did in Ashley’s season
-The fights were three 1 minute rounds. Laila Ali was the judge, and she sat with Chris Harrison and Kaitlyn during the fights and was the one who declared who the winner was
-One guy suffered a black eye in a first round match and was icing his face the rest of the date
-I will release the names of who was in every fight/who won at a later date, kinda like I did for the “Mister America” date in New Jersey on Des’ season. Some things I just have to hold on to because you never know how it might play out
-No rose was given out on this date to the winner. They all headed to the cocktail party afterwards where I’m sure a rose was given then
-Trina Scherenberg from Chris’ season was there in the stands. Had nothing to do with the date or the show, she was just there
So just like Chris had 2 group dates and a 1-on-1 in episode 2, I’m guessing that’s how Kaitlyn’s will be. Today will be a 1-on-1 date, then Tuesday is another “private taping” group date at a comedy club in Hollywood. A famous female comedian will be there, but it wasn’t announced who yet. I’ll tell you when I find out. (UPDATE 11:55am 3/16: It’s Amy Schumer.) So that date seems to be a rip off of Ashley and Jake’s season where they had the group go to a comedy club. I’m guessing they’ll have to perform some sort of stand up and/or improv. Geez, are they just gonna copy EVERY date from Ashley’s season? Also, on Thursday (which will be the beginning of episode 3), filming will be at Universal CityWalk.
So we know episode 1 was filmed over the course of Thurs & Fri. Saturday was an off day, and yesterday started episode 2. Episode 3 I’m assuming is in CA as well, but I can tell you now that filming will be in New York for episode 4. Roughly around March 24th-28th, give or take a day. Which goes in line with the past “Bachelorette” seasons that had them on an east coast city before they headed overseas:
Andi: 2 episodes in LA, episode 3 in Santa Barbara, episode 4 in Connecticut, then overseas
Des: 3 episodes in LA, episode 4 in New Jersey, then overseas
Emily: 3 episodes in North Carolina, episode 4 in Bermuda, then overseas
Ashley: didn’t do an east coast city since they flew west after leaving LA
Ali: 3 episodes in LA, episode 4 in New York, then overseas
I’m guessing since New York has a gazillion people crammed into their city like a pack of sardines, pretty much all those dates in NY are going to get spoiled on social media. Good. Makes it easier for me. Maybe not details of what happens, but I gotta believe people will post pictures of what they see. Remember, we didn’t have many of Chris’ dates spoiled publicly at all last season, which was the first time in a while. Already Kaitlyn’s first date is spoiled, her next group date is gonna spoiled, and a good chance when they’re at Universal CityWalk on Thursday, that’ll be spoiled too.
So there you have it. That’s everything I have up to this point. Write it down, study it, memorize it, and never ask me again “What’s Britt’s role” or I’ll pull my hair out. When I know, I will tell you. Now, on to your “Daily Links”…