The “Osbournes” started the family reality show craze back in the early 2000’s and it’s exploded since then. However, it hasn’t had the greatest of track records. Married couples that decide to have their lives filmed for a reality show have pretty much all inevitably broken up. Just off the top of my head (and I know there’s more), Nick & Jessica, Shana Moakler & Travis Barker, Hulk Hogan & his wife, Kris & Bruce Jenner, and hell, even the Osbournes all went to pieces after having their married lives filmed. So I guess we can take today’s announcement on Twitter with a little less excitement. Ben & Lauren announced they will have their own reality show on the Freeform channel beginning in October that focuses on their engagement/relationship. Now I’m not rooting for them to fail, I’m just pointing out the track record is not good. We’ve seen it so many times when these people want to keep putting themselves out there in the limelight what usually happens. Granted, all of about 14 people probably know what the Freeform channel is, so this could be a “tree falling in the forest” theory at work. I guess we’ll see. Good luck to them.
Update on the Vegas Party on July 29th. There are spots available. Everyone is invited until we get up to about 50-60 spots. I know I gave you less advanced notice than last year, but hey, it’ll be just as fun. Email me if you’re interested and once I see a flight itinerary or hotel booking, you will be on the confirmed list. No charge for the party and you get free food and alcohol. Not too shabby. Now I’m not going to make any promises, but I am working on getting some “Bachelor” people there this year. No guarantees though. Just know I’m trying.
Also, get your Dr. Reality Steve emails in for tomorrow. Right now I have one. I mean, I’ll do a column with one, but I’d certainly like at least 5 or 6. Then I feel like I’m doing my job. So get those in today for tomorrow’s column.
I can’t believe I forgot to post Jimmy Kimmel’s “Baby Bachelorette” series currently airing on his show. Thank you to the reader who reminded me. If you haven’t seen it, here are episodes 1 & 2:
Yesterday, Olivia Caridi did a 40 min sit down interview with US Weekly that was pretty informative. Talked about the “Bachelorette” this season, the villain role, and why she chose not to do “Bachelor in Paradise.”
Also, yesterday I joined the Ringer Podcasts Channel 33 for a discussion with Juliet Litman about the “Bachelorette.” Most notably talking about the producer interference this season, along with some “Bachelor in Paradise” stuff. You can listen by either subscribing to the Channel 33 Podcasts on Itunes, or you can listen right here on Soundcloud. My interview starts at the 22:10 mark:
As for BIP, I sent out these tweets last week teasing one of the couples this season…
(1/2) And you know how Tanner & Jade connected day 1 & basically spent every night together? As did Marcus & Lacy?
— RealitySteve (@RealitySteve) June 20, 2016
(2/2) Well, we have another couple that's similar & spending every single second together. I'll tell you who when I release all the spoilers
— RealitySteve (@RealitySteve) June 20, 2016
Since I know some of you are dying for some of the hookups and coupling this season, I figured I can give you this one. You ready?
Josh Murray and Amanda Stanton.
Nick actually takes Amanda out in the first episode and they have a good date. Josh arrives in episode 2, takes Amanda on a date, and they’ve been inseparable ever since. So I’m sure the show will play up the fact that Josh got Nick’s girl – again. Expect to see that. Is it for show, is it real, what’s really going on? Hell if I know the true intentions behind any of these people’s relationships since we know there are plenty of showmances that go on. I’m just reporting what I’m hearing. Josh and Amanda are spending every minute together and are this season’s “power” couple. Needless to say, this coupling is HUGE for the the Josh Murray Image Rehab Tour. Lets face it, if Andi doesn’t write a book, Josh doesn’t do this show. Plain and simple. This is all about going on TV, connecting with another girl, acting great in front of the cameras and showing everyone how great he treats Amanda so everyone who’s read all this stuff about him says, “Awwwww, he’s nothing like what Andi described.” And what better way to win over America than “coupling” with the single mom? Just keep in mind that everything Andi said about Josh happened when cameras weren’t around. Big difference. But hey, congrats to Josh and Amanda…for the time being.