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The “Bachelorette” Hannah – Episode 4 Recap, BIP Filming Beginning This Week, & Fan Appreciation Party This Friday in Vegas

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You know how when you’re looking through Instagram stories, if you’re watching a few of them in a row, in between there will be an ad mixed in there. Well after Friday night, guess which ad I started seeing in there which I had never seen before? You guessed it: Olive Garden. Not that it should come as a surprise since I tagged Olive Garden in my picture posted on Friday night after a delicioso dinner, but still. Found it rather funny. Yes, dinner was delicioso and I don’t care what all my Italian relatives in New York think. Give me a Tour of Italy every day of the week and twice on Sundays. And oh yeah, the free birthday dessert after the fact went over real well. Although they didn’t sing to me, thank God. The table next to use had a teenager that got sang to, so maybe it’s a good thing I didn’t. Wouldn’t want them thinking I was gonna storm out of there because a few servers couldn’t whip up a song for me. But hey, when you’re there, you’re family, so maybe they should’ve busted out something for my special occasion. The point of all of this is to say that Olive Garden is the greatest restaurant in the world and to come at me bro if you think otherwise. Boom.

Get your “Reader Emails” in this week as they’re low right now. “Dr. Reality Steve” might get pushed to next week, but I believe I do already have 3 ready to go. Need more “Reader Emails” though for tomorrow. So if you’ve got a question/comment etc, get that in today for tomorrow’s column.

Big week this week as Friday is the 5th Annual Reality Steve Fan Appreciation Party at the Rio Hotel. There are no more spots available unfortunately, but if you want to come to next year’s, you can email me whenever you want to get on the early list. It’s probably gonna be the same weekend as it is every year (except one), and that’s the first Friday in June. Not sure where next year’s will be, but all depending on how this weekend’s goes, the Rio could be the location for all of them going forward. There will be no Trivia Contest this year for those at home to follow along on Periscope, however, I will still Periscope at some time during the party, probably during the raffle giveaway. That’ll start around 9:30PST or close to it. Sorry for those on the east coast. In year’s past for the Trivia Contest, I gave $100 to the winner and $50 to second place. This year, we’re doing a raffle where everyone has an equal chance to win with the raffle ticket they’ll receive once they get there. I got a few Bachelor Nation people to donate this year, in addition to money prizes, and Vegas restaurant gift cards. Here are some of our donations this year:

Amanda Stanton’s Lani The Label $100 Gift Card
Raven Gates’ Shop Grey Suede $100 Gift Card
Peggy Li Jewelry as seen on the “Bachelorette” $100 Gift Card: https://www.peggyli.com/collections/jewelry-seen-on-the-bachelorette
Naturally Silky Soap $75 Gift Card: https://www.naturallysilkysoap.com/

Speaking of Amanda, she will be this week’s podcast guest as well. We have a lot to talk about to say the least. I mentioned that the podcast might be going up Wednesday, but my flight is a little later on Thursday morning, so I’ll put it up around 7:30am CST Thursday morning. Look forward to seeing everyone who’s coming to the party this year. Biggest one we’ve had. Over 150 people have RSVP’d. If you couldn’t make it this year, there’s always next year. It’s open to anyone who wants to come, you just have to RSVP before all the spots are filled.

Also, congrats to Raven and Adam on their engagement that happened this past Friday. Of course they picked the greatest day of the calendar year to get engaged, so pretty much means it’ll be the best marriage ever. I think we all knew this was coming as soon as Raven shut down her store in Arkansas, moved to Dallas, and made Shop Grey Suede an all online store. But to do it on my birthday? Awwww, thank you guys for thinking of me. So special.

One programming note. With the Golden St. Warriors win on Sunday night, that guarantees there will be a Game 5 of this series, and that’s happening next Monday night, the 10th, meaning there won’t be a new “Bachelorette” episode that night. It’s been moved to the following night, so, episode #5 will now air next Tuesday the 11th, instead of next Monday. Mark your calendars.

Contestants left for Mexico yesterday (someone even tweeted pics of Demi at the airport), as filming begins on Thursday. I’ve already given you the names of who I’m pretty sure will be original cast, along with other names of people who I expect to show up this season. 70% of the cast will be Colton’s women and Hannah’s guys. Other names like Kristina, Blake, Bibiana, Chris Bukowski, and the like will be there as well. There’s over 30 people that will show up at some point this season. But one good thing BIP does is they release the original cast a few days after filming starts. Cast arrived yesterday, they’ll do all their photo shoots and what not today and tomorrow. So I would expect to see that cast list released next week by People.com, and they’ll just keep the names of Hannah’s guys who haven’t been eliminated yet hidden until they are eliminated on the show.

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13 Comments

  1. adelina

    June 4, 2019 at 10:30 AM

    I’m so glad Hannah and Tyler have found each other so that they can talk smart stuff to each other and solve all the world’s problems.

  2. dogmomma

    June 4, 2019 at 10:42 AM

    I read an article way before the season started about Luke P from some local newspaper probably where he lived. They painted him as a great guy who was the perfect match for Hannah. That was about the time that Steve had heard that Luke was the front-runner. After hearing Hannah say she was initially into Luke, I’d have to guess that she was attracted to him in the beginning but soon realized he wasn’t who she’d want to be with, but producers made her keep him around until the end because they needed a guy who would created drama and who everyone hated and talked about. There’s a person every season that fills that role. For people who don’t read spoilers, they watch the show because they hate that person and want to see the person exposed. In the old days before spoilers, I did exactly that. I think she has to keep him around at this point to satisfy production.

  3. dbla31

    June 4, 2019 at 11:10 AM

    That’s a possibility Dogmomma, but in this case I think it’s something else. Namely, hormones. I think Hannah has a very strong attraction to Luke, and on paper he sounds good for her (solid, Christian man) and she just hasn’t seen the light yet. Let’s face it, most of us have had at least one relationship where we are crazy for someone and all our friends and family see how bad that person is for us, and yet it takes a while for us to see it. I think that’s who Luke P is for Hannah.

  4. justsaying

    June 4, 2019 at 12:25 PM

    I don’t see it with Jed-the-opportunist, too stocky and not hot.

    I don’t see it with Luke-the-loose-cannon. Wild, crazy eyes too.

    Tyler looks best out of the 4 but I just don’t think he has a job or a personality.

    I probably think Peter seems like the most normal guy, with what seemingly appears like he might have an actual job, I hope so, anyway. Unfortunately, he looks dorky.

  5. ctrealitygirl

    June 4, 2019 at 2:02 PM

    I don’t see it with Jed either. And I agree that he’s not hot. And I don’t he has much personality…kind of dry. My favorite so far is Tyler. Everyone is gushing over Peter and I, too, think he looks kind of dorky. And I so wish that Luke P didn’t make it so far…really getting tired of his act.

  6. tamara

    June 4, 2019 at 3:48 PM

    For some reason, I can’t tell Jed and Tyler apart. Both dry, don’t see much personality or sense of humor. I will continue to try and tell them apart 😉

  7. nuts

    June 4, 2019 at 6:02 PM

    No mention of the hot makeout scene with Pilot Pete??? The internet seems to be going crazy (in a good way) over Tyler. He would have made an awesome Bachelor!

  8. ctrealitygirl

    June 5, 2019 at 6:26 AM

    I wholly agree with you “nuts”!! I am sad that RS spoiled that Hannah picks Tyler in the end. I’d SO love to watch a whole season of him as the Bachelor! Maybe we can root for he and Hannah to split over the summer and they pick him 🙂

  9. justsaying

    June 5, 2019 at 9:17 AM

    I wish Pete was hot though

  10. thecuriousgeorgette

    June 7, 2019 at 10:38 AM

    YES. Tyler has really grown on me. I acknowledged he was attractive, and always thought his interactions with Hannah were sweet and genuine, but seeing him in the last episode really affirmed that he is a solid good guy. He took a less than desirable situation with Hannah being upset and still made the best of it, despite knowing Hannah is still hung up on Luke. He might not have the flashiest personality, but he’s the rock Hannah needs. I hope RS’s prediction is true and that they are together and not broken up. Because Hannah has had a really good poker face in all of her interviews. A lot of bachelors and bachelorettes reveal they’re engaged ahead of time it seems, but I’m really confused as to why she’s been so guarded at not revealing that tidbit.

  11. ecmcellen

    June 7, 2019 at 8:06 PM

    So if they don’t let contestants keep their phones on the show, just how is it that Luke P. is able to look up the definition of psychopath on his cell phone??? And that nobody has mentioned it even half a million times, let alone a million? And if the producers giving him a cell phone so he could do that didn’t make him wonder if he’s being played, he’s not that bright. Not that he’s done anything that made me think he was…

  12. Jessica

    June 12, 2019 at 1:56 PM

    Steve, the reason John Paul Jones is getting a lot of love this season is because he’s really frickin’ cute.

  13. upmyalley

    June 29, 2019 at 8:26 PM

    I can’t take Peter seriously. He looks like a boy not a man and his slight resemblance to Ben is a turn off to me.

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