As I head to Vegas this weekend for my friend’s wife’s 40th birthday, I got to thinking about some of the Vegas stories I have with him. This is a friend I met in college and we’ve been buddies ever since. I’m the godfather to his second son, and to say we’ve had our fair share of Vegas stories would be an understatement. Some funny, some ridiculous, one that’ll never get re-told and some just being too inside where you’d even be interested. When we were in college in LA, there were nights where we’d be sitting around on a Friday or Saturday and just be like, “Lets go to Vegas” and we’d just pack some stuff, hop in the car, get there in about 3 1/2 hrs if he had his lead foot going, we’d gamble, take a nap in the car, then drive back. So we’ve been going for a good 20 years. You can imagine the stories. He had his 40th there a couple years ago, he wasn’t able to attend my 40th in Vegas because of kid obligations, and now his wife’s 40th this weekend should be a blast. Sure, it’s just me and 20 other couples or so, but how can you not have a good time in Vegas. I’m looking forward to it and I’m sure we’ll be able to add more memories to our list after this weekend. Especially if his wife is as hot at the craps tables as she was the last time they were there. Lets keep our fingers crossed.
E! Online really helped me out yesterday. And I mean that sincerely. Because when you’re a major entertainment news outlet, and you post stories on your site that I told people about weeks and sometimes months ago without so much as referencing me, it only adds credibility to this site, while making you look silly. In case you missed, E! had this boffo “exclusive” yesterday that Britt & Brady had broken up. Wow! You don’t say. Funny. I told everyone that three weeks ago right here. If that weren’t enough, then E! has another “exclusive” yesterday telling us that (gasp!) Nick and Kaitlyn were talking, texting, and Facetiming before the show. Man, I only had that one three months ago from the second I told you Nick was on the show. I point this out for two reasons: 1) In case you missed what they reported yesterday and 2) To show you how behind the “Bachelor/ette” 8 ball E! is. They are one of the outlets that is in good with the show. They have reporters that attend the tapings. They talk directly to contestants, yet, they never break anything. When you post “exclusives” that have been out for weeks and months somewhere else and don’t even bother to credit, you’re showing your true colors. Keep it comin’ E!. Your stories after-the-fact only help me in the long run.
TMZ reported today that JJ was jumped in a gang fight after the MTA after party Saturday night. This was the first I’ve heard of it, but considering JJ was taking pictures and having brunch the next day and looked perfectly fine, this could be a story a little blown out of proportion. So yes, it happened, but they’re making it seem a little worse than it was if you ask me.
One quick thing, a few of you emailed me yesterday to tell me that was Shawn’s aunt on the family date and not his step mom. I was wondering how I screwed that one up so bad so I went back and watched. When he introduced her, Shawn pronounced aunt like “ONT” and not “ANT,” you know, how like us normal people pronounce it. So “ONT” sounded like “mom” to me. I’m old and my hearing is going. Cut me some slack.
I’m sure you saw on social media, a lot of “Bachelor/ette” alums flew to NY yesterday to tape a segment for “Good Morning America” that’s supposedly going to run the morning of the finale on the 27th. Ali, Catherine, Andi, Des, Chris, Clare, and Farmer Chris were just a few that I saw mention it on social media – I’m sure there were more. I’ll try and find out what exactly it was that they filmed, but expect it to air the morning of the finale. Also, you know that Chris Harrison is the new host of “Who Wants to Be A Millionaire.” Well, just like they did with “Celebrity Family Feud,” there’s going to be a “Bachelor/ette” edition of that as well. Maybe a week’s worth of shows where alum from this show will compete. Once that starts taping, I’m sure you’ll see a lot of them posting about it on social media, but wanted to give you a heads up. Get your “Dr. Reality Steve” emails in for tomorrow. On to “Reader Emails…”