Reality Steve


DeAnna Pappas Interview…With Others. And is Melissa Rycroft Engaged?

So here is our DeAnna Pappas interview conducted Thursday, June 18th. Because we wanted to have a little fun with it, 30 minutes in to the interview, I surprise DeAnna by bringing in Jeremy from her season. Well, I didn’t really bring him in since he was sitting next to me the whole time. We just had him start talking for the first time after I got in a good half hour with DeAnna. Then about five minutes after bringing Jeremy on, we conference in Holly Durst, and the last 45 minutes or so are with the four of us. So I’m warning you now, if you’re looking for hard hitting journalism when the four of us are all on together, uhhhhh, forget it. Not even close. It gets pretty juvenile, but, I think you’ll enjoy hearing the three of them interact. And I apologize beforehand that Jeremy and I had to share one microphone in the studio, and he sometimes forgets to speak into it, so his voice is a little faint at times.

So here’s how it breaks down:

Interview with DeAnna (about the first 30 min): Among other things we talk about are her role on the “Lifetime” show “Get Married”, does she have a boyfriend right now, a brief mention of her stint on the “Bachelor” with Brad Womack, how she came to be the “Bachelorette”, deciding between her final four of Graham, Jeremy, Jason, and Jesse, including, who was her original final two going to be and why did it change, her role of showing up in New Zealand last season during Jason’s “Bachelor”, the YouTube video Jesse put out, plus, she answers some tough questions regarding her breakup with Jesse about as well as she could, plus much more.

Jeremy and DeAnna (about the next 5 minutes): These two get about five minutes together while I fiddle around trying to get Holly on the phone. She even tells Jeremy, yet again, why she let him go on the show.

Jeremy, DeAnna, and Holly (about the next 45 minutes): As I mentioned, this is pretty much a gigglefest. Although, we do find out a few things: How many women from the “Bachelor/ette” series has Jeremy made out with? How many men from the series has Holly made out with? (I’m not sure they answered honestly). Holly and DeAnna tell us who is a better kisser, Jeremy or Jesse? Jeremy tells us who’s a better kisser, Holly or DeAnna? (See, I told you this gets pretty juvenile). What guys would Holly and DeAnna pick as their final four from Jillians season? What does DeAnna think of Jason falling in love with three different women in a span of six months (DeAnna, Melissa, and Molly)? What tabloid rumor was the funniest one they heard about themselves? Who is President of the Twitter clique? What nicknames have been unilaterally decided for all of us? Yeah, it’s all there in a 45 minute screw off session. Entertaining, but completely silly. Hope you all enjoy the interview with DeAnna and friends. It was a good time all around and I thank all three of them for coming on. To listen to the interview, click on this link:

DeAnna Pappas Interview

A couple final notes. Some of you made mention of some negative comments being deleted under the Holly Durst interview. Let me clarify what happened. I have no problem if you choose to leave negative comments. Hell, all you have to do is look at the 70 or left about Holly’s interview to know that over 3/4 of them are of the negative variety. If I didn’t like them, then I’d delete them and I’d only leave the positive ones up. Not gonna happen. You can speak your mind about whatever you want. I don’t necessarily agree, but you can voice your opinion. However, two comments were deleted, but they were for reasons I’d rather not get into. Those people know who they are, they know why they were deleted, and I’ll just leave it at that. I’m all for expressing opinions, but the minute someone completely crosses over the line and takes it to an extreme that even I can’t believe, that’s where I have to put an end to it. It’s a comment board, people. Calm down. So just know there were two that were deleted for reasons I felt necessary, and that’s that.

And lastly, I haven’t seen it reported on any of the news sites yet, but according to the “Dallas Morning News” this morning, Melissa Rycroft got engaged over the weekend to boyfriend Tye Strickland. Here’s the link to the article. Sounds like they are speculating, and I’ve yet to hear it from any other site, but just wanted to share:

Melissa May Be Engaged

As always, as questions, comments, feedback, praises, criticisms, feel free to email me at Back tomorrow with your “Bachelorette” recap and an update regarding the merchandise store. See you then.



  1. YodaKnows

    June 30, 2009 at 3:59 AM

    sjCaligurl, what is your excuse for the raging you exhibt? “Don’t rage folks generally have “rage” issues in general. The D that ia on diaplay now is not the one she wanted so much sympathy for when Brad did not choose her or that seemed so sincere when he choose Jesse. Again, what she says and does are always 2 entirely different things and it is always for her benefit and no one else’s! What did she do with the engagement ring after she broke off the engagement? We have yet to hear if she did what she said she would do? Suggesgtion: actions speak louder that words, D.

  2. Abby

    June 30, 2009 at 4:10 AM

    I am curious as to why my 2 comments were not posted on Monday. RS I would like to know why comments that ask you why you were soft and not sarcastic in these interviews warranted not being posted? Also please explain the hook you have to Jeremy that made you think these were going to be interviews worth time listening too. Sorry they did not live up to the hype! Better luck next time RS!

  3. HH

    June 30, 2009 at 7:06 AM

    You seem to know it all very personally and up close. Knowing up close about RAGE one can imagine from your posts – the personal accusations against a man you have never met in person or lived with seems unfounded. In several blogs his non-Hollywood ex-girlfriends had nothing but kind things to say about Jesse. BTW – Holly has the court appearance scheduled for her driving – not Jesse. There was important information in these interviews, such as Holly’s 350$ traffic ticket. Love it when the interviews/blog report FACTS! One more fact – as the gentleman Jesse is he would have handled her bags for her at baggage claim…EMPTY bags would make ANY man want to know what that is about!?

  4. susie

    June 30, 2009 at 7:11 AM

    Maybe I am being naive again, but why is a respectable attorney (I assume)like Jeremy associating himself with those two immature women. I am embarassed for him! He seemed like a private kind of guy on the show.

    And that cryig on the balcony by Jake last night. Don’t think I would want to fly with a pilot who is an emotional wreck over something so stupid!! Again, someone with a rspectabler career humiliating himself for the nation to see.

  5. Fox

    June 30, 2009 at 7:58 AM

    Steve and company deleted MY comments as well — yesterday around 2p. Guess he didn’t appreciate my constructive criticism on his interviewing skills!

  6. surrealtvfan

    June 30, 2009 at 8:53 AM

    Okay, I am shedding all of the negativity people!! But really, don’t advertise that you are doing an “interview” and then just have an 1 1/2 hour “conversation/love fest” with people that you have been ridiculing. I don’t think that I really heard one question being asked. Well, in your defense, maybe you did pry about the fact that these two immature women look up other girls skirts, a fact that everyone just needed to know. We are glad that you had fun Reality Steve, but a little advice, most of us read your site for the wit and sarcasm and the fact that you poke fun at this show. After you finish gushing over these three insignificant people, will you please go back to your humorous material?

  7. aimeenp

    June 30, 2009 at 10:16 AM

    The guy in the background of the top picture, red shirt, dark hair – is he a famous guy? He looks familiar.

  8. mrsb918

    June 30, 2009 at 10:38 AM

    Aimeenp, it’s Reid Scott from TBS’s “My Boys.” He plays Brendan, the cute bartender. He’s adorable…

  9. tea

    June 30, 2009 at 2:34 PM

    I would like to know what happened to the engagement ring? Deanna said that she was donating it to charity. What charity?
    I’m surprised that an upscale retailer associates with Get Married. Not exactly the happily ever after story that most people want when planning a wedding. The host publicly broke up with her fiance, hooked up with another ex girlfriend, bashed him on both twitter and an online blog like Reality Steve, making fun of his kissing, really, etc. Not really the image that an upscale retailer would want
    Don’t get me wrong. I wish Deanna the best. I don’t fault her for breaking up with Jesse. She felt that they weren’t good together. Good for her for having the courage to call it off. I just don’t think her actions in the past few weeks are going to be good for her career in the long run. Parents don’t like to see juvenile,classless behavior by people giving wedding advice. Let’s face it parents pay for most weddings. A retailer would be crazy to keep Get Married around.

  10. julia

    June 30, 2009 at 3:20 PM

    omg how old is Holly???? she’s beyond annoying and abnoxious

  11. lisalovely

    June 30, 2009 at 3:53 PM

    Hi RS- Here is what I think of De intvw.

    – Deanna handled herself very well, showed maturity and caring/ not bashing anyone. I thought that she was conservative in how she approaches sensitive topics- applaud her, seems genuine, concerned and want to be taken seriously not just a beautiful woman who’s been on reality tv etc. Sorry things didn’t wk out w/Jesse(opposite attracts for a short while, but when it comes to serious stuff it helps to have someone who thinks in the same concept like u..that eliminate alot of headaches ’cause u tend see things similar etc.(from experience-had a funny guy, made me laugh but that’s all he had in him). I don’t see the similarity in behaviour bw her & offense intended.

    _ Holly, Ok I get it, she is the jokster, comedian funny girl. But at some point she needs to calm down in order to be taken seriously. Show us that there is more in you than being funny especially if u intend on doing more interviews.

    -Jeremy- Well still conducts himself w/caution- rightfully so(career).
    1 thing I picked from him is that he seems to have self-cofidence,assurance not afraid to put himself out there. Seems to be enjoying post Btte very much.

  12. HH

    June 30, 2009 at 4:42 PM

    Let’s not forget DeAnna is still under contract, and she has to watch what she is saying. We saw a glimpse of the “unedited Deanna” on Twitter, and people could not believe what they had to read. Lstening to this interview takes it further, it is a group of 4 going against 1 (Jesse)… mocking him, ridiculing him, using irony and innuendo, even hitting below the belt. The context must also not be forgotten – this is not a simple interview of a reality show contestant speaking to Reality Steve about the Bachelorette. This is a woman trying to explain away why she called off a wedding. For reasons most will not understand, she is slow to blame herself but puts a lot of blame on Jesse (who had said during the break up he was willing to work on issues) and even on Graham (implying “how dare he did not get down on his knee). I have to agree with other posters if you show no maturity regarding relationships then you should not represent for anything related to weddings. Weddings are all about making love work – sadly DeAnna’s hurtful revenge on her fiance “gives love and getting married” a bad name. However, enjoyed to learn new details. Jeremy wears purple – did not know that.

  13. aimeenp

    June 30, 2009 at 5:23 PM

    Two of my friends went to lawschool with Jeremy and they both claim he was a bit of a show off… Apparently he used to be “that guy” who used to hang out on the quad and take his shirt off and flex his muscles when girls were around. I am sure this is no surprise, just thought this was a funny piece of info.

  14. aimeenp

    June 30, 2009 at 5:25 PM

    Thanks Mrsb918, i knew i recognized him from somewhere.

  15. okey dokey

    June 30, 2009 at 5:44 PM

    This was better than the Holly interview — until she showed up. Then it was like nails on a chalk board again. I have to give props to DeAnna, while I never cared for her, she does know how to present herself in interviews and avoids making herself look foolish. I thought Jeremy sounded good and that was a fun little surprise. Oh and whoever said that about the In Touch article and the you tube, you have it right, I remember reading about the In Touch article in the morning and then going to the “happy couple” hahaha website to see if it was still functioning and there was no youtube video there. The video came after the In Touch article came out, with direct quotes from DeAnna, so either her memory is off or she’s just covering her rear. Anyway this seemed like less of a waste of time than that awful Holly interview from the week before. I’m still bitter about wasting my time listening to any bit of that.

  16. sparkly

    June 30, 2009 at 9:01 PM

    @surrealtvfan Totally agree.

    Oh my GOD, I need to stop reading comments. Would it hurt anyone to proofread before submitting? Unless English is your second language, there is no excuse for some of these barely readable replies. And I seriously don’t think RS is deleting comments other than the two he mentioned, so the issue is really PEBKAC. Sorry, feeling snarky again.

  17. HH

    July 1, 2009 at 10:12 AM

    Thanks for the photos posted with the interview. Now this is really funny and the PERFECT comment right there on the large billboard behind Holly/DeAnna in Pic4 on flickr…

  18. lemon

    July 1, 2009 at 2:02 PM

    okey dokey :

    Oh and whoever said that about the In Touch article and the you tube, you have it right, I remember reading about the In Touch article in the morning and then going to the “happy couple” hahaha website to see if it was still functioning and there was no youtube video there.

    I don’t mean to sound like DeAnna’s apologist, and she definitely should NOT have given that interview until after their joint announcement, but I think she assumed the story wouldn’t be released until the issue was printed and on newsstands. Maybe the reporter verbally promised her that (in order to get the exclusive first interview) and she was naive enough to believe it. If I remember right, the story was leaked on a Monday and the issue didn’t go out on stands until Friday (or something like that). I think she thought they’d give their joint announcement on Thursday and the issue would be out on Friday. Very stupid and very naive and cunning too — she wanted her interview to be the first word on the subject.

    So Jesse actually scooped her, he heard about the interview and immediately did the YouTube video and went on Extra and Hollywood 411 several days before the issue was on sale. Jesse ultimately won that little battle, a lot more people saw his video (because it was such a trainwreck) and TV interviews than the relatively small number who cared enough to read a leaked online article. It was a bubblegum article too, she didn’t bash Jesse, she just said some general statements about things not working out, it was VERY harmless. If you ask me Jesse’s interviews were a lot harsher, he’s the one that claimed she wasn’t affectionate without cameras around, and made himself sound like a total victim who was blindsided at the airport.

    Anyway, DeAnna can try to rewrite history and pretend her interview came out after the YouTube video, because that was the original plan, but it didn’t really go down that way.

  19. lemon

    July 1, 2009 at 2:16 PM

    Actually, the more I think about it, DeAnna’s magazine interview was not actually released until the issue was on stands. I remember waiting for someone to buy the issue and tell us what it said, she was typing out some of DeAnna’s quotes and giving us the general idea, she didn’t copy and paste from an online leaked article.

    I think what happened is that InTouch leaked the break-up *announcement* on Monday, to build up hype for the issue they were selling later in the week. On Monday Jesse did the YouTube video and Extra. The interview itself was not leaked, so Jesse did totally 100% scoop her as far as getting his side of the story out there.

    I know, who cares, blah blah blah.

  20. HH

    July 2, 2009 at 7:01 PM

    The break up was announced with this ONLINE article by IN TOUCH on Monday Nov. 3rd around 2pm EST or 12pm Jesse’s time. DeAnna would like to “rewrite history” because the very morning the break up leaked (due to her interview) she had just lied to America on the Mike and Juliet Show, permanently destroying her credibility. She had already broken up with Jesse on Sat. Nov. 1st but chose to still do this public (paid?!!) appearance wearing her engagement ring and saying the wedding would be May 9th, 2009. Jesse posted the you tube after he had to witness his ex-fiancee wear his ring on TV after she had already called off the wedding. Show me one man who would not be hurt by this. America was hurt by this. The unpopularity DeAnna is now not coping with was brought on by her own inappropriate behavior. The Mike and Juliet Show gave DeAnna a second chance (probably expecting she may like to apologize for lying). But since DeAnna “never makes mistakes” and “never says SORRY” she instead used the on camera moment to complain about Jesse’s you tube (she wrongfully blames for her unpopularity since November.)

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