Before I get started with your “Bachelor” stuff, just wanted to mention playoff baseball for a minute. It’s great. I’m sure most of you think baseball is boring on TV, and for the most part, you’re right. Season is too long with so many long, drawn out games that it begins to wear on you after a while. But not playoff baseball. It’s a completely different animal. Nothing, and I mean nothing that happened during the regular season matters when it comes playoff time. The Blue Jays outscore their opponents by 221 runs during the regular season – then drop the first 2 games at home to the Rangers #TaylorSwiftCurse. Clayton Kershaw is doing things no pitcher has ever done over the last 4 regular seasons – in the playoffs he becomes human. Time and time again we see things happen in the playoffs that no one suspects. Last year the Royals were 6 outs away from being eliminated in the Wild Card game, to then winning 8 in a row before losing in Game 7 of the World Series. Stop trying to predict what will happen in the playoffs. You can’t. It’s a 5 game series and a 7 game series. Anybody can beat anybody anywhere. Records mean nothing. I’m enjoying the hell out of this postseason and hope the Astros and Rangers both win today. Will they? Hell if I know. If anybody knew who’d win these games, we’d be millionaires. Great atmosphere for every game and can’t wait to see how it all plays out.
Anyway, as for the “Bachelor,” filming for episode 5 is taking place in the Bahamas. For months I’ve been telling you I’d heard of places they’d be headed this season, but nothing was confirmed. Some are, some aren’t. Happens every season. Bahamas was one of four places I was told in early September about, the other three being Denver, Boston, and Miami. I thought Bahamas would be either right before hometowns or for overnights and final rose ceremony. I believe the last time this show was in the Bahamas was for DeAnna’s overnight’s and final rose ceremony. I was never able to confirm Denver or Boston, so it looks like those aren’t happening. But they’re in the Bahamas right now for episode 5. As for Miami, I’m continuing to hear they will be there at some point. They were just there two “Bachelor” seasons ago for Juan Pablo, but, it’s close to the Bahamas so it would kind of make sense if they went there next. Not sure yet, but just telling you what I’ve heard.
One thing I’ve constantly gotten asked about since telling you Becca was back on the show this season is about why I don’t think she’s gonna get picked or last that long. The emails are non stop about it so I figure it’s about time I address it. I was gonna wait until the season started, but might as well throw it out there now and then remind the majority of the readers when they come back in January. I can tell you with about as much confidence as I can without outing any sources is the reason Ben isn’t going to pick Becca is because before the season he TOLD her not to come on the show. Of course Ben had heard the rumors, and yes these two were in brief contact (nothing like Nick and Kaitlyn), but he told her not to come on the show. I was told Ben didn’t want any of Chris’ rejects and wanted his “own” season but, well, Ben doesn’t get to make those decisions. And we know she’s made it to the Bahamas by virtue of having the 1 on 1 in Vegas and not getting sent home. But always remember, this is a television show first. He told her directly not to come on and she did anyway. Whatever happens is on her since she still made the decision to appear.
Can I prove this conversation happened? Ummmm, without outing sources, no. But I think through 6 years of giving you inside information about this show and having a pretty good track record, I’d say that I have a good ear and reliable sources in terms of what goes on behind the scenes of this show. So if he told her not to come on, and we know she did, no matter how nice and charming of a girl she is and maybe they are a like two peas in a pod, I think Ben has way too much pride to pick her in the end, much less even take her to hometowns. I cannot see any way he picks a girl he told not to come on the show. Directly. She did it anyway because she obviously has an interest in him (and other factors like TV, promoting product, social media love, etc), but I can’t see him flipping on his stance at all from what I was told. We’ll see how it plays out but when I was told that from about as reliable sources as you can get, pretty much solidified to me he wouldn’t pick her in the end. Highly doubt this will get addressed on the show, and I’m sure Becca will deny this conversation ever happened. That’d be a lie. It did. I wouldn’t make something like this up, nor would I report it unless it came from a VERY reliable source. Take it for what it is. Now you know why I don’t think he’ll pick her.
-Friday afternoon, I sent out a tweet regarding something that, well, we kind of all expected to happen: Nick and Samantha have broken up. Wow. Crazy. Especially when 3 weeks ago she…errr…People.com ran a story about how in love they were with each other. Now it’s over. But good to know that she…errrr…US Weekly informed us she will now focus her time on charity work. If that wasn’t the most transparent story ever, then I’ve never seen one.
-Some news on the TSwift front that isn’t good. No, not that after performing in Toronto last weekend, their baseball team went out and lost both games at home to the Rangers, thus having the curse continue. But it’s that she’s allegedlybroken up with boyfriend Calvin Harris because he was caught at a $40 Thai massage parlor getting a happy ending. I mean, why else would he be going to one of those places? Granted, none of the big mags have come out with this yet so it’s a wait and see. When Taylor Swift has a break up, it’s EVERYWHERE. The fact that only one place is running it makes it kinda skeptical.
-Musician St. Vincent was in Dallas at a Mexican restaurant opening actually serving patrons over the weekend. I really hope this doesn’t mean that St. Vincent will be showing up at Taylor’s show Saturday night at AT&T Stadium. I already saw her as Taylor’s special guest at Staples Center, I don’t need to see her again. And oh yeah, I ended up getting a deal on tickets and I’m going Saturday night.
-Our resident creepy “Jeopardy!” contestant sure is making a name for himself now for all his creepiness:
This has gotta be a bit, right? Whatever the case, I love it. If he’s doing it on purpose for attention, he’s genius. And if he’s doing it because he thinks it’s cool and has no clue how ridiculous he looks, I love it even more. I hope he wins forever and ever.
-Apparently we just got a bad angle last week when pictures surfaced of Vin Diesel looking like he was pregnant. In retaliation of those pictures getting out, Vin made sure everyone knew he still has rock hard abs when he posted this picture on Instagram. Thanks Vin. We’re all better for it. I guess now the question is: How in the world did your stomach look like you swallowed a bowling ball just a week ago?
-The first of a three part interview with Teresa Giudice regarding her time in the clink aired last night, and she admits she got shaken down in prison. Oh I bet. I’m sure that’s not the only thing that’s happened to her. Did she talk about the phone sex with her husband last night or are they teasing that for part 2 or 3?
-Amy Schumer hosted SNL this past weekend and destroyed. Her monologue killed per usual and there were some really funny skits throughout the night. This Saturday night, her HBO special taped at the Apollo Theatre airs so don’t forget to watch that. I remember being a fan of hers back on Season 5 of “Last Comic Standing.” I never thought it’d blow up into her being the hottest female comic going right now, but you could tell she had really good material back then.
-Someone might want to tell Justin Bieber’s dad to keep his mouth shut. In case you haven’t heard, nude photos surfaced last week of Justin in Bora Bora with his flavor of the month. Well, someone thought it’d be a brilliant idea to ask the Biebs dad what he thought of the pictures, and he gave about the most inappropriate answer a dad can give. Then again, this is the man that spawned Justin Bieber, so do you really expect anything less?
-Kanye West “tried out” for “American Idol” over the weekend during auditions in San Francisco, and guess what? He got a golden ticket! That’s awesome, Kanye. I hope you do compete this season. And then I hope America doesn’t vote you through once you get to the live shows and you’ll realize how much you’re disliked. An old joke, but relevant here: What’s the difference between God and Kanye West? God doesn’t think he’s Kanye West. Ba-dum-bump. I’ll be here all week.
-Shia LaBeouf was arrested over the weekend for public intoxication in Austin, TX. Shouldn’t it be news when Shia is NOT arrested for something? Seems like he finds himself doing something ridiculously stupid about twice a week. I can tell you one thing he’s not doing: making movies. At one point he was one of the hottest actors out there. What was the last relevant movie this guy was in? Transformers?
-When you’re young and filthy rich, you can do things like rent out amusement parks for your birthday. I know one of the younger Jenners did it, and now Bella Thorne did for her 18th birthday. Here’s another girl whose name I hear all the time, but without Googling her, I can’t tell you one thing she’s ever done. Who is she? Is she one of those that’s just famous for being famous? Is she in Taylor Swift’s squad? Well, who isn’t. Forget I asked that.
-And finally, during the 49er/Giant game last night, a nutjob ran onto the field during the game. After being tackled and led away in cuffs, the guy figured he wasn’t done and start swinging at cops. I don’t know much about law enforcement, but here’s something I do know: the cops don’t take kindly to you trying to throw punches at them. Just sayin’.
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