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Daily Links – 10/14

Here we go again. Social media has spawned an uproar. I woke up this morning to 14 emails basically all telling me the same thing. “Hey Steve, Becca sent out a tweet so that must mean she got eliminated.” Well, not necessarily. I don’t think she has. Remember last season when Nick’s twitter account was tweeting from the time he was in Ireland almost all the way up til the finale? And he was still on the show. This tweet just happened 7 1/2 hours ago so I haven’t heard for sure yet if she’s home or not. My guess is she’s still there and this is just producers jerking around like they did last season with Nick. I say it every season, and I’ll say it again: You can’t believe everything you see on social media. Sure, some stuff is as clear as day. Like Ben greeting the girls on a group date in Vegas that shows up on Facebook. Obviously that happened. We saw the video. But because someone tweets or posts to Instagram doesn’t ALWAYS mean they’re off the show, as was proven last season with Nick.

In case you missed it, this was Becca’s tweet at 3:30am CST today:

Should I be embarrassed that the second I read it I knew it was a line from Taylor Swift’s song “You Are in Love?” Yeah? I thought so. Hey, I’ve made it quite clear I’m a fan of T Swift. I’ve never denied that. Maybe Becca is so excited Taylor will be at AT&T Stadium Saturday night that she’s gonna be at the concert like myself. Or not. When I hear more I’ll let you know, but as of now, assume Becca is still on the show.

Since I’m not doing “Reader Emails” until January, but still get emails on a daily basis, maybe I’ll start including one in every “Daily Links” column if it’s worth doing. Like this one I got yesterday…

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(Subject): I hate you! (not really)

Hi Reality Steve.

I actually don’t hate you. In fact, I absolutely love your website! My problem is that after reading your site for so long, I finally gave in and started watching 24, and now I’m totally addicted! I binge-watched all of the first season and quickly moved onto season two. I just can’t stop watching! Part of me wants to thank you for raving about it so much that I finally decided to watch it, but the other part of me wants to yell at you for not making it clear enough how hard it would be to stop watching.

Keep up the fabulous spoiling of Bachelor/Bachelorette! It really makes watching so much more enjoyable.

Binge-watching Bauer in Boston
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Ahhhhh yes, yet another person I’ve converted. I take pride in that really. It’s kind of impossible NOT to get addicted to “24” once you start watching. It’s the ultimate binge watch show since every episode essentially ends with a cliffhanger and you want to see what happens next. Trust me, it only gets better from here. I’ve become the king of binge watching “24” considering I’ve seen every season at least 5 times from beginning to end. I’ve probably seen season 1 the most. Followed by 2. Then 5. Then 4. Then 3. Last summer, I re-watched 6, 7, & 8 because I’d seen them the least, and realized how good they were. Granted, nothing will beat the early seasons because it was such revolutionary television, but still, amazing writing on that show and how they were able to pull that off for 8 seasons plus the 9th “half” season. Will always be my favorite show of all-time. Doubt it will be topped. My obsession with that show borders on unhealthy. On to your “Daily Links…”

-Uh oh. Lamar Odom doesn’t seem to be doing too well. He was hospitalized yesterday after being found unconscious at a Las Vegas brothel. The owner says Lamar was there for 4 days and had been taking some herbal Viagra. So lets see here: 4 days at a brothel & herbal Viagra. If I didn’t know any better, I’d say Lamar Odom went to the Bunny Ranch for a weekend of sex and debauchery. But hey, that’s just me jumping to conclusions. Sad story because he was so talented, but he’s got a pretty sh**y past, he got involved with the Kardashians, and two of his best friends just died within the last few months. Not good.

-Adam Levine showed off his bald head on Monday’s episode of “The Voice,” and on cue, basically everyone flipped out. Sure, it’s not a great look for him, but whatever. They’re acting like Felicity cut her hair or something. I think we’ll all be ok. It’s only hair. As long as he still makes forced, corny jokes with Blake Shelton, people will still watch.

-Yikes. Talk about life imitating art. Hayden Panettiere is entering treatment to battle postpartum depression. For those that don’t watch “Nashville,” this is currently her storyline on the show. But it started last season before she delivered her baby in real life. So it makes you wonder if having this as part of her storyline on TV played a role in her suffering from PPD once her baby was born in real life.

-Since Stephen Fishbach was out of the country last week, his Survivor recap is finally up. I’m guessing his recap of tonight’s episode will be up tomorrow like it usually is, so you’ll get it on back to back days. A lot of good coverage of “Survivor” this season, whether it be here, EW.com, People.com, or “Rob Has a Podcast.” Good stuff.

-Kourtney Kardashian doesn’t want to split custody with Scott Disick because she thinks he’s “a drunk mess.” Well, that’s one thing you’re spot on with there, K. Just trying to figure out how it took you all those years to figure it out and dump his sorry ass. However, unless Scott does something really ridiculous soon, my guess is she’s gonna get stuck with joint custody.

-Donald Trump, in an effort to try and one up Hillary on any chance he can get, will be hosting “Saturday Night Live” on Nov, 7th. The second time he’s hosted. Please, whatever they do, as long as they can bring back “Donald Trump House of Wings”:

So ridiculous, so corny, and so funny. Who doesn’t want to see him dance awkwardly again? Would you rather eat there, or “Derek Jeter’s Taco Hole?” Tough call.

-Jennifer Grey now says that she never practiced or rehearsed the iconic lift scene from “Dirty Dancing,” and hasn’t done it since. Wait, didn’t she do it on DWTS? I could’ve sworn she did. Granted, I still prefer her as Ferris Bueller’s bitchy sister, but maybe that’s just me. Whatever the case, as long as the rest of us live by the motto that “Nobody puts Baby in a corner,” we’ll be fine.

-There’s stupid, there’s ridiculously stupid, and then there’s this: A Florida woman Periscoped herself driving drunk, it was seen by cops, and she was subsequently arrested. I’ve been drunk before, but never THAT drunk. The fact that she drove while drunk is obviously stupid as you can get. But to let people KNOW you’re driving drunk while broadcasting it? Total moron. She deserves whatever she has coming to her.

-Reports are that Miley Cyrus and the Flaming Lips will collaborate on an all nude concert. You read that right. Miley will be nude. The Flaming Lips will be nude. And the audience will be nude. And they will be sprayed with white stuff. I’m not making this up. Miley, just stop. If your career wasn’t already spiraling out of control, this just about flushes it down the toilet. How stupid.

-Maksim Chmerkovsky went a little loose lipped during an interview saying he did have sex with partner Willa Ford, and that Hope Solo is a “sh***y person.” Not to mention he had some choice words for DWTS. Tell us how you really fell, Maks. Hope Solo had this tweet yesterday which we can imagine was in response to what Maks said about her. I’m gonna go out on a limb and say these two aren’t friends anymore.

-TVGuide.com listed their top 15 Survivor hotties in a post yesterday. Not sure what they’re basing this on (other than I guess their own opinion), but since over 31 seasons there have been so many female contestants, I guess I don’t have too much of an issue with these 15. Although I’m sure if I thought long and hard about it there’s a couple that could be replaced.

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8 Comments

8 Comments

  1. rob22

    October 14, 2015 at 10:05 AM

    So now we’re printing emails about binge watching a show that’s no longer being produced? I know the show did a mini series comeback last year, but the show itself ended in 2010. I guess that happens when you’re desperate for content. I’m sure the spoilers will come. They always do. But if the top show update is a nonsensical tweet from Becca, then the bottom of the barrel is officially being scraped. I don’t follow these Twitter twits & if this is the nonsense they tweet out, then I’m happy I don’t.

  2. kimmyfromdablock

    October 14, 2015 at 10:10 AM

    Note to self: get a life and stop checking out this website everyday despite your vow not to.

  3. smurfette22

    October 14, 2015 at 12:50 PM

    I’m curious if your opinion/prediction about whether or not Becca will make it to the F4 has changed since her tweet.

  4. angelfish

    October 14, 2015 at 3:20 PM

    Steve tweeted that she’s still on the show, and that her tweet was the producers just screwing around. They’re in Mexico for fashion week now. Very cool pics on Twitter.

  5. jest002

    October 14, 2015 at 3:38 PM

    The posters at the Bachelor forum figured out they were in Mexico for the fashion show yesterday. I thought Steve would say something in today’s column, but I guess he was late again. He only “heard” of Boston, Denver, and Miami… and is only now finding the pics. And of course teasing about releasing more names. Maybe tomorrow he’ll say he heard Mexico was a slight possibility but didn’t have the confirmation needed. Zzzzz

  6. rob22

    October 15, 2015 at 7:07 AM

    Maybe RS needs to go over to the Bachelor forum for more timely “scoops”. The only advantage his site has ever had is the spoilers. He never made any money on his site until the spoilers. You can go to plenty of other sites for Bachelor recaps and snarky comments. Certainly you could get a post like this off of lots of trashy Hollywood gossip sites. If he can’t be first most of the time with spoilers, he’ll soon be irrelevant.

  7. smurfette22

    October 15, 2015 at 8:14 AM

    The thing is though is that Steve only reports when he has evidence. I’ve been over to that forum and it’s a bunch of people who think they know things and state them as facts. Such as: Ben and Tenley talked EVERYDAY. Is that a fact? No, it’s speculation. Tenley is heartbroken over Ben being The Bachelor? Fact? No, speculation.

    Those could be true, but unless Tenley HERSELF says those things or we have text messages to back it up, it’s just speculation.

    Let me just say those are the only examples I can give at this time. I’m not about to go read through the thousands of posts to find more.

    PLUS, posters like RammerJammer post things and say he/she are super close to Becca and her family, yet can’t tell anyone how they know each other, whether they are family or friends, or any other proof. For all we know RammerJammer is just some random person taking what Steve posts, putting a tiny spin on it and then saying they were personally told that by some “camp” from ABC.

    My point is, quit bitching. If you find the forums to be more beneficial, then stay there.

    PS to Steve: I would really like more girls, because The Becca Show is old and I’m ready for it to be canceled. :)

  8. jest002

    October 15, 2015 at 12:29 PM

    Well, it’s a forum, not a spoiler site. Of course there are tons of people making speculations. The Tenley & Ben talking almost everyday thing came from RS anyway. And no, I will not quit bitching on your behalf.

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