Reality Steve

The Bachelor 14 - Jake

Mike Fleiss and I Should Get Together and Go Bowling

Did someone from the “Bachelor” franchise finally acknowledge me? Really? Now I have to worry about Israeli secret service? Uhhhh, sure. I’ll be sure not to answer any knocks at my door from strangers. In case you haven’t read this morning, they interviewed Mike Fleiss on his thoughts about spoiler leaks on the internet, mostly notably mine. Check it out here. It’s a very interesting read because Fleiss essentially backs up everything I’ve said in the past about my role regarding this show.

Yeah, I’m sure it bugs them that I’ve leaked spoilers about their show well in advance of it actually happening, but really, is it that big of deal considering the ratings this show gets? No, of course it isn’t. And that’s what I’ve contended all along. What I do does nothing to stop people from watching the show. Just gives them an idea what goes on behind the curtain so maybe they’ll start watching the show like I do, which is with a jaded eye. It’s all fun and entertainment in the end, and that’s what I’m trying to convey. If they truly had a problem with what I was doing, they would’ve somehow stopped me by now. Although, I’m not doing anything wrong, so I don’t see on what grounds they’d have to stop me. Since when is giving spoilers about a television show that I know to be true a crime? There’s plenty of spoiler sites out there for other shows. I just don’t read them.

Since the Jason/Molly/Melissa fiasco broke last year, NO ONE from ABC/Next Entertainmet/Warner Horizon has ever contacted me through email/phone/text/snail mail/Pony Express/house visit to tell me to shut up. And why would they? What I’m doing is not illegal. I’m not infiltrating the CIA. I’m not running around with the nuclear football. IT’S A FREAKIN’ REALITY TV SHOW!!! Who cares???? The bottom line is, if you’re gonna tape a reality show that ends filming in November, but the finale doesn’t air on TV until March 1st, I’m sorry, but stuff is gonna get leaked. It’s practically impossible to keep something like that under wraps. Fleiss knows that, and that’s why he doesn’t really seem to care what I do. I’m a fly on their windshield. Sure, publicly they probably wish I didn’t give away the ending, but they know it’s only generating interest in their show. As much of a creeper I think the guy is, he’s a genius. He’s had this show on the air for eight years now and it’s in its 19th edition. You think he honestly cares that some blogger out there is giving away the ending? Please. Who in a million years thought that when Alex’s season of the “Bachelor” first aired back in 2002, that this franchise would still be on the air in 2010, let alone continue to pull over 10 million viewers a week? Somebody’s doing something right.

-Lets move on to the beating Vienna is taking in the tabloids. In case you haven’t gotten your US Weekly yet, Jake is on the cover and the story focuses on his final four women and their pasts. But mainly they’re destroying Vienna’s reputation. Whether its deserved or not, they’re going full throttle. Hey, you sign up to go on a reality show, then your private life becomes fair game. You don’t want it exposed, don’t go on the show. Everybody should know that by now, and if you don’t, then you are incredibly naïve. Here is a link to the article on Vienna. Is this news to me? No, it isn’t. Back in my Jan. 11th column, I had this to say:

From what I’ve heard, Jake and Vienna are kinda like two peas in a pod. Both kind of march to the beat of their own drum if you know what I mean. Sure, there’s all sorts of stories coming out now about Vienna’s past, and she’s a wild child, etc, but maybe that’s what a guy like Jake needs. Look, I don’t care who he picks. I’m just trying to play devil’s advocate here. Vienna’s reputation is going to take a beating in the upcoming weeks, so, I’m just trying to look at it objectively in terms of, “Why would he pick someone that doesn’t seem his type whatsoever?” Honestly, for the life of me, there’s not a chance in hell these two are lasting. Hey, they might even be broken up by now. But what I do know is, Tenley and Vienna are the final two, and he doesn’t pick Tenley. So that leaves Vienna. I’m smart at math. Maybe he picked her, and in the month and a half since filming ended, they’ve broken up. Wouldn’t be the first couple to do that, and most certainly won’t be the last. But when the audience sees a Tenley/Vienna final two, I guess they realize they probably couldn’t have come up with two more opposite people than that, so the safe pick (and one that most of America would go with), would be Tenley. So when he dumps Tenley, there’s this season’s “surprise”. Jake has said interviews “I didn’t necessarily do what people expected me to do”.

This was a loaded paragraph, so lets talk about a few things in it. I heard about the “draining-the-ex’s-bank-account-story-to-buy-her-implants” back in the first week of January, which is why I said “all sorts of stories are coming out now about Vienna’s past”. No need to mention it then since I didn’t care to do any investigative work on it. I’ll leave that to the tabloids, and they sure ran with it. In addition, there are nude photos of Vienna out there right now. Have I seen them? No. Do I know someone who has seen them? Yes. I’m guessing eventually those will go to the highest bidder and hit the internet at some point in the near future. Also, there is talk of some sort of video out there as well. Not exactly sure if it’s a sex tape though. It could be something along the lines of what Gia did with “Maxim”, but not “professionally” done – i.e. her boyfriend videotaped her prancing around in all her glory. Whatever the case, I think this is only the beginning of what we’ll be finding out about Vienna. I’m just shocked it even took this long. Whether you agree with it or not, tough bananas. It’s the tabloid world we live in now. You know how you prevent nude photos from hitting the internet? Don’t take any. Pretty simple. It’s her bed, now she’s gotta lie in it.

Of course, after that piece ran on Vienna, Chris Harrison immediately came running to her defense with this to say. I was actually surprised Chris took up for her this much. Does this sound like someone doing a little spin control for their final girl? Sure does to me. I mean, he admits “Jake loves her…she loves Jake” right there in the article. Why would Chris say that? He could’ve just let it be and said, “She’s a nice girl getting a bad rap, blah blah blah”. But he took it to the extreme and said “Jake loves her”. Loves her like a friend? A sister? A mother? A wife? Doesn’t matter at this point. The cat was out of the bag back on Jan. 6th.

Now to a question I’m getting asked far too often, and that’s “What’s Jake and Vienna’s status now?” I will tell you this: When they ended filming in November, Vienna was Jake’s final one. He chose her to either continue to date, or to marry. Not sure which one, but he DID NOT pull a Womack and dump both girls. He chose Vienna. Did he propose? Not sure. If I had to guess, I’d say he did. I just couldn’t see someone as high as a kite about wanting to meet someone and fall in love and be married, choose Vienna after those 5-6 weeks with her and say, “Yeah, let’s just date”. But that’s just my opinion. Which brings us to: “Are they still together now?” Answer: I don’t know. If I had to guess, probably not. Especially with all this stuff in the media coming out about her.

A lot of you are asking, “How can he be with a girl like that?”, and I don’t necessarily disagree, all I’m saying is he knew nothing about “this” Vienna while filming the show. He didn’t know about topless pin up calendars, or milking ex’s bank accounts for a boob job (if that’s even true). And the fact that Chris defended her saying in the time she was there, she’s a good girl at heart but just a little outspoken, and even Corrie today, in her post show interview, says that Vienna wasn’t all that bad. Just young, loud, and stupid. It’s apparent now that Vienna was one way with Jake, and a complete mega-bitch around the girls. So, I guess she fooled him, but obviously, there’s a reason Jake picked her. I’m sure if he knew now what he didn’t know back then, no way he would’ve chosen her, but what can you do about it now? This show has been in the can for 2 ½ months. A lot has happened since. We’ll see how it plays out, but I’m sorry to inform all the Vienna haters out there, Jake chose her back when filming ended in November.

And finally, regarding Ali’s departure this week. No real news to report other than she is the one leaving after the hometown dates, and I can tell you, it was due to work related reasons. Whether or not the show decides to air that as the reason is a different story. Maybe they will, maybe they won’t. Ali went on this show just a few months removed from starting to work at Facebook in San Francisco. Apparently she either didn’t inform her work she could be gone longer than originally expected or thought that they’d grant her the time to be gone longer if needed be. Well, they didn’t and she chose to come back to work over having a 1-in-4 chance to be in an eventually failed relationship. Probably made the smart move considering this economy. Once she left, she does not return to the show.

Will she be asked to be the next Bachelorette? It’s possible. I mean, if they use her real story for leaving that work brought her away, it definitely gives her a good set up going in to next season, don’t you think? Then again, if she is asked, and does decide to be the next “Bachelorette”, she is basically chasing the Hollywood bug and saying goodbye to her career at Facebook. I can’t imagine if they wouldn’t let her stay more than a few weeks during Jake’s season, now all the sudden they’ll let her go for two months? Not to mention all the time she’ll have to take off to do the media circuit. I don’t know Ali whatsoever, but from what I’m hearing, she’s definitely ambitious and extending her fifteen minutes, being in magazines, and being the center of attention doesn’t seem to be something she shies away from. Her career or the “Bachelorette”? Hmmmm, tough one. We’ll see. It’s all speculation at this point, but I think she would fit their “role” of a “Bachelorette” more than Tenley or Gia would. There’s no way Tenley would make out with 10-15 guys, which is something this show needs to sell itself. Your “Bachelorette” kinda needs to be a little open to stuff like that and Tenley just doesn’t fit that mold. And Gia I don’t think would get asked because honestly, I don’t think people have developed as much of a strong feeling for her as they have with Ali. Seems like we know more about Ali than Gia at this point. Time will tell.

Ok, that’s it for now. See you back here Tuesday. Just got the group booking code for the Vegas trip March 5th-7th. Anyone interested, email me at If you want to join me on Twitter, my address is Or if you want to add me on Facebook, scroll down the right hand column under “My Stuff” and click on the appropriate link. See you Tuesday…



  1. Sunnyside422

    February 4, 2010 at 11:27 AM

    Very interesting developments! Wonder how fakey Jakey is taking all this dirt and about his decision making processes! No question he is, was and always will be a dope. Hop into your own limo and disappear!

  2. lburggirl

    February 4, 2010 at 11:31 AM

    Moving on up the chain, Steve. Nice! The word I’m hearing on the street is that just as soon as Jake found out about “real world Vienna,” he took off. We’ll see. 🙂

    Oh, and I think you and Mikie SHOULD go bowling. It’d be an interesting outing, for sure.

  3. munnygirl

    February 4, 2010 at 11:32 AM

    If Vienna’s had a boob job – then I’d sue – they are some kinda droopy. ‘Nuf said about that!!! I think Ali will def. chase the Hollywood dream – like you say – she likes the spotlite. Besides, her rep is now a bit tarnished (queen “witch”) – so – it would be her chance to make up for it.

  4. Jeanie

    February 4, 2010 at 12:20 PM

    Good job on finally being acknowleged by Fleiss! Hope it brings more people to your site and they learn the truth.
    This may be turning into the most dramatic season ever! =D

  5. Ryvetted

    February 4, 2010 at 12:35 PM

    Thanks for the info!
    And since Ali has applied for other reality shows, it wouldn’t surprise me at all if she quit her job to become a “Reality Star”!

  6. jenn

    February 4, 2010 at 12:56 PM

    This show started off bad and has gone down hill. I stopped watching for awhile and admit your blogs are the only reason I started watching again…so I think Fleiss should take you out for a drink!

  7. kate216

    February 4, 2010 at 12:56 PM

    What i find truly ironic is that Jake felt compelled enough last season to let Jillian know that Wes was a “snake” and thought she should believe him. Yet, this season I believe every girl (or almost everyone!) has said something to Jake about Vienna and he still keeps saying “oh they must be seeing something i’m not”. Uhhh, yeah, isn’t that the same thing as you seeing what a scoundrel Wes was before Jillian could see it for herself? I soooooo hope that they are no longer together. As much as a pretty (dull!) boy that Jake is, he still doesn’t deserve a gold digging, publicity-seeking, fake to your face kinda girl (and i use that term loosely) such as Vienna. My two cents …

  8. Sherry

    February 4, 2010 at 1:19 PM

    Here’s my two cents. I think Jake is really a control freak hiding behind a fake smile. I get the feeling of thise from some of his “carefully edited” questions and the facial expressions behind them. anyone else think this? Could be a good reason why he never gets a second date.

  9. dori

    February 4, 2010 at 1:49 PM

    RS! You added ‘ads by Google’ to your website. Cool. I’m glad you are finally getting financial compensation for your efforts to entertain!

    Thanks for the update! Don’t think I would want to wait until Tues for all that gossip!

    There’s a lesson in there for those who feel their reputation/image won’t be tarnished by a little “carefree” behaviour. If you respect yourself, you will realize by taking a little pause prior to that ‘spontaneous moment’ you are doing yourself a great kindness.

    Can you really argue that it is worth it in the end just to have an instant of gratification when someone takes a compromising photo of you and in turn you provide them with damaging images to add to their Facebook/blog/www?

    Just because it is fun at the moment – doesn’t necessarily make it a good idea.

    *Dismount from soap box*

  10. misattributionofarousal

    February 4, 2010 at 2:12 PM


    Hi Sherry… as a matter of fact, I think it was Steve who posted in one of his blogs that a car salesman in Dallas said that Jake is actually a passive aggressive control freak… so it looks like you are correct.

    Also, production staff have said (as reported by FORT folks) that he was very temperamental and not at all the Mr. Nice Guy he purports to be… so on that basis alone, I think he and Vienna are perfect for each other….

  11. poddington

    February 4, 2010 at 2:25 PM

    I do keep forgetting how disturbing Jake came across in those handler-and-editing-free local radio interviews (posted on this site somewhere. I wish I could find them). He is almost downright scary. So the fact he chose Vienna is no suprise. I am guessing the other women have full-on willies by now so the only one really still putting it there is Vienna. I *hope* we get to seem them fake they are in a relationship. fun.

  12. poddington

    February 4, 2010 at 2:26 PM

    I should clarify these interviews were from the Jill season.

  13. misattributionofarousal

    February 4, 2010 at 2:31 PM

    There is an ETonline interview with Vienna to get “her side of the story”…. and guess what!?

    Just like tvGeo (on the 2/2/10 RS recap thread)… !! she says that she’s really a nice person and that all the girls are jealous. At first she says they’re just jealous of her in general, and then she says they’re jealous because of the special attention Jake gives her…

    Here’s the link…

    and here’s a quote:

    “Since the beginning, I’ve been the girl that everybody has been talking about and not liking and I know it’s out of jealousy,” Vienna tells ET. “Jake understands that, too, because when the girls go to Jake during their one-on-one time, they say, ‘Vienna does this, and Vienna does that.’ I’m not that kind of person. I’m really a good person and Jake knows that.”

    Isn’t it interesting that the story she’s sticking to… “they are just jealous of me”… is exactly the story that tvGeo says is why folks are critical of Vienna on the RS comment threads!!

    Yes, that’s it folks! Everyone, everywhere is jealous of Vienna!!

    Do you suppose tvGeo might actually be related to Vienna? I’m not hearing anyone else play the jealousy card…

  14. misattributionofarousal

    February 4, 2010 at 2:43 PM

    Okay… I don’t know how to link to a specific comment in another thread… but over in the “Vienna is a nightmare” article on the usmagazine article that Steve links to above…. here is a very revealing comment from a former co-worker (another former co-worker from Hooters says earlier in the thread that Vienna is the biggest idiot ever and that if Jake goes for her, he deserves it)… anyway, this is long… but informative about little miss Girardi…

    “I know Vienna… I know her well actually! She was a customer when I worked at an Ice Rink here in Maitland/Altamonte Springs, Fl. She started to dateish one of my best friends( the guy that married us) for a few months. And over those few months I learned a WHOLE lot about this broad!!! Turns out that she was married but her husband was in Iraq and they were “separated” so she said. (they were not). She had us all believing that her husband verbally and mentally abused her and he took advantage of her. Me and my friends were totally on her side.. Until she went away for a few weeks.. came back with a BRAND NEW CAR and Some BIG OLE’FAKE BOOBS!!! Turns out that she took her husbands GI Bill and drained the bank account, she got her self some fake saline fun bags and her mom a tummy tuck and lipo. All to make her feel better about her “abusive” husband. Her dream was to become a Christian Bathing Suit Model and that was her top reason to get the Boobs. The Husband comes back from Iraq and finds all this out! I am talking like CRAZY! He came up to the rink to talk to all of us about it, he called all of us, emailed, myspaced. he showed us records and emails they had sent back and forth proving that she was lying! So a few weeks later we find out that she is divorcing him for Verbal Abuse (another lie!). In the mean time she â??dumpsâ?? my friend Craig who was the goody goody church virgin of the group 😉 and starts to date one of the rink refs named Craig who is a womanizer!!! LOL! CLASSY!!! The two of them even did a â??photo shootâ?? on the beach at night where she was all oiled up in a white button down shirt and nothing else with her rolling around in the sand and water and on the rocksâ?¦.EVEN CLASSIER!!! But I think the ex-husband got the last laugh because she thought she was too good to do the exercises that you are suppose to do when you get fake boobs and she is now the owner of lopsided and wonky fake boobs!!! One Nipple goes up and one goes Left! and BTW- She is a natural Dark Auburn/brown head… so the carpets TOTALLY do NOT match the drapes!!!! LOL!!!! Her whole family has the nose! Her Brother and Mom both! (edited to add: the brother and mom are step-brother and step-mom) She was most recently a Wing House Girl and then traveled doing Hooters Pageants. She also dated Howie from The Backstreet Boy and partied regularly with Chris Kirkpatrick from BSB since they live in central Florida. I know they filmed a reality series about him a few years ago and she was in it but I don’t know if it was ever shown. She is aall about attention and a tramp!!! I have received some spoilers about the show that I wont post because I don’t want to ruin anything for anyone. BUT if anyone is interested PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE head over to Reality Steve and read his info. He is a proven insider and his information checks out!!!!!! I have not decided if I will watch the rest of the seasonâ?¦ I dont know if I can bring myself to watch this train wreck creep up slowly I will let you know!! ”

    Ahhh…. the truth, it hurts.

    (I guess the person who wrote this comment … Former Friend of Vienna… did not know the mom and brother are step related… )

  15. misattributionofarousal

    February 4, 2010 at 2:45 PM

    ps… it is worth reading the comment thread on the USMag link above just to read Vienna’s step-mom, Lisa, vociferously and repeatedly, defending her “wronged” step daughter!

  16. bachshady

    February 4, 2010 at 5:35 PM

    1. i disagree with ending. i think jake will pick vienna, not propose to her. he will say he will see her in the real world and buh bye.

    2. it should be illegal to hire an israeli secret service to investigate others. these people work very dirty. they tap into phones and get access to official records through bribe. steve, if you have any small dirt, fleiss knows about it even if your mom does not. you should stop talking about your leaks.

    3. this show is supposed to be all about love and real. why are they working so hard to protect it? they do not they allow participants to have free interviews. they always have a rep in an interview. it is because it is all fake.

    4. jake is eliminating based on girls’ religious beliefs. that’s why some good girls left and some bad ones remained. he asks what these girls do for sunday, code for are you going to church?

    5. so, whether ali quit or not, since ali and gia are not religious, top 2 would have been tenley and vienna. since tenley is a disney princess, she is alreay employed by disney (abc’s owner) and she would provide a good script to fleiss. she also has a nice heartbreaking story being cheated by a cop. she comes loaded with tears and not afraid to kiss guys at the first night. fleiss loves that.

  17. mv0934

    February 4, 2010 at 6:44 PM

    Reality Steve, you have a lot of fans. I spread your name all over the internet.

  18. jessica1

    February 4, 2010 at 7:10 PM

    You made a dirty mv0934!!

    sorry, couldn’t help but be juvenile for a moment.

    Just be careful Steve, if only in the details of *how* it was provided to you by your information dealer(s). I would miss the hilarious snark of it all, if you lost your inside scoop.

    But thank gawd you leave Survivor alone — because I would have to hunt you DOWN if you messed up my fave way of watching personalities run amuck!!!

  19. TLB

    February 4, 2010 at 8:47 PM

    I’m sure I’m the target demographic: single, advanced degree, professional, disposable income. I wouldn’t even be watching this show if it weren’t for the fact that I followed some random link on the internet that led to another link that led to this site. I laughed so hard at what I read here – I had to go back and Hulu the show to see what Steve was talking about. ABC should be paying big bucks for the work Steve does on this site. I can’t be the only person watching the show just because of these hilarious posts. No way Fliess would want to derail that.

  20. PaloAlto

    February 4, 2010 at 11:27 PM

    Wow, I just googled ‘The Bachelor’ and just about every link is talking about ‘Reality Steve’…way to go Steve! Nice work.

  21. westernsunrises

    February 5, 2010 at 6:51 AM

    I don’t know if anyone has tried to “log on” to the “Bachelor” chat room sight today – but – if you have, don’t bother trying. ABC shut it down, legally – yesterday evening (at the request) of the Dept of Homeland Security, BIG BROTHER and from some other agency requests – thanks to yours truly!
    Yesterday, I took a posting off the web sight and sent it to my aunt who happens to be an agent with one of these agencies (and she was concerned) about the “Israeli Secret Service” comments, so she forwarded that little bonus statement to some of “her friends” up a whole lot higher and needless to say, now Mr. Fleiss is in some serious doo doo – because before I was done, I also contacted the ABC attorneys (and) the Labor people in both CA and NY about this nice little statement.
    Needless to say, what Mike Fleiss said to that EW reporter – in case some of you don’t know it, is a violation of US Labor Laws – because it’s considered a confession of “abuse of company employees” which is not only a labor laws violation – but also – what is known as “OSHA” violation. The “comment” in there about the “Israeli Secret Service”, well, lets put it this way – today – according to ABCs lawyers (that have already contacted me for full official statement) about this issue – along with a few other people that I turned this little posting over to yesterday, I’m being told (as my aunt thought yesterday) is indeed a “violation of 9/11 Dept of Homeland Security Policies”.
    If these agents from Israel – are found – not to be in compliance with 9/11 laws and are found to be here working without proper credentials, not only can they be jailed for felony abuse of American citizens – they might be able to be held – for terrorism attack charges. If they physically hurt someone (like Mike Fleiss stated they did) they’re looking at “attempted murder” minimum, because as most people may or may not know, the Israeli Secret Service is an “elite unit” in the Middle East – trained in Caw McGraw (one of the deadliest fighting types) in the world – and these men – throughout the world are basically well known as mercenaries and hired “guns” (and yes) that means exactly what the word implies!
    Steve, sometimes ONE, FEMALE US MARINE can take on Mike Fleiss and WIN! If this statement holds any weight, Mike Fleiss is going to see some SERIOUS jail time – and possibly – federal charges for complicity with terrorism violations!!
    Mike Fleiss, if you happen to read this: Paybacks are a BIOTCH! I told you – I was gonna wait on you to slip up and now you have and now you’re payin for it!!

  22. csj316

    February 5, 2010 at 7:10 AM

    ^^^ wow… put the coffee cup down.

    that was good for some giggles though, thanks for the laugh

  23. tvGeo

    February 5, 2010 at 7:17 AM


    Nope, not a Vienna relative. Just an observer of the obvious.

    It just bugs me to read all of the attacks on these contestants when we don’t have any idea who these people really are. One thing we do know is that they are all pawns in Fleiss’ game. This is not different than when Howard Stern brings in a young girl to his show, embarrasses her, gets ratings, collects a paycheck…and the girl is left suffering the consequences.

    Should part of the blame be attributed to these contestants for participating in the first place? Sure. But just because one can take advantage of someone else’s limitations doesn’t mean we should do it.

    I read this blog because it really goes to great lengths to expose scumbags like Fleiss. I appreciate that…but unfortunately have to tolerate the vitriol you fling towards the contestants themselves.

  24. d-dee

    February 5, 2010 at 7:34 AM

    good job steve-o, finally acknowledged. i think a game of bowling between you and fleiss will be a lot more suspenseful than all seasons of all his shows combined.
    love your column – fine fine entertainment

  25. Sho

    February 5, 2010 at 8:52 AM

    Damn it steve! I hate that you SPOIL the show for some viewers!!! I don’t even read the info on your site, but my wife does. So, the Jason, Melissa, Molly fiasco was SPOILED me because she told me. Then, this season, she read up on who is supposed to win. I didn’t want to know, but the corner of my eye caught a photo of the “winner”. That’s friggin’ CRAP!!! YOU RUINED THE ENTIRE SEASON FOR ME! Thanks. Why do you want to ruin the show? To be a butt-hole?

  26. Carrythe0

    February 5, 2010 at 8:53 AM

    westernsunrises, that sound like a load of Fleiss to me. Agree with cs though, hilarious. “Caw McGraw!”

    p.s. it’s Krav Maga.

  27. PaloAlto

    February 5, 2010 at 9:05 AM

    Go on a reality show, act like a ‘ho, criticism will flow.

  28. misattributionofarousal

    February 5, 2010 at 9:56 AM

    awwww…. pooor tvGeo…

  29. misattributionofarousal

    February 5, 2010 at 10:00 AM

    Geez louise!

    Why do you have your US MARINE panties in such a wad over Mike Fleiss?

    The person that got fired over previous leaks undoubtedly violated his/her contract… and deserved to be fired. But you seem quite proud of yourself… whatever.

    Things are just getting weirder and weirders.

  30. Dianne

    February 5, 2010 at 10:43 AM

    Right on..check out this post from CNN – Steve made it on CNN!!!!!!!

  31. Sunnyside422

    February 5, 2010 at 10:52 AM

    All right now Steve, get your wardrobe set, hair styled, boots polished as the next step is an appearance on Entertainment Tonight….especially when the bleached blond wonder is the final one! Way to go Steve!

  32. dori

    February 5, 2010 at 11:35 AM

    You can’t make this sh** up!
    Coming back to read all the postings is getting more & more entertaining!

    I kinda hope Fleiss doesn’t end up in the can because I need my Steve! If the Bachelor/ Bachelorette shows are canned, so is this entertaining forum of the show! lol

  33. Inky

    February 5, 2010 at 1:38 PM

    Dianne :Right on..check out this post from CNN – Steve made it on CNN!!!!!!!

    Did I miss read or is Fleiss offering a huge massive twenty five bucks reward for the source?

    So anyone know which spoiler site has accurate info on the biggest loser?

    Its more fun to spot the editing and sceens when you know the ending otherwise I would be watching other more entertaining shows.

  34. Inky

    February 5, 2010 at 1:39 PM

    dori :You can’t make this sh** up!Coming back to read all the postings is getting more & more entertaining!
    I kinda hope Fleiss doesn’t end up in the can because I need my Steve! If the Bachelor/ Bachelorette shows are canned, so is this entertaining forum of the show! lol


  35. Ibenjamin

    February 5, 2010 at 2:44 PM

    I’m sure that I’m not the first person to ask this, but the article referred to Vienna as an “unemployed ex-Hooters waitress.” The show labels her as a “marketing representative.” What’s the situation with this?

  36. poddington

    February 5, 2010 at 3:40 PM

    Ibenjamin :I’m sure that I’m not the first person to ask this, but the article referred to Vienna as an “unemployed ex-Hooters waitress.” The show labels her as a “marketing representative.” What’s the situation with this?

    could be she does telemarketing in a day labor pool from time to time.

  37. MsMoka

    February 5, 2010 at 4:43 PM

    westernsunrises :
    … The “comment” in there about the “Israeli Secret Service”, well, lets put it this way – today – according to ABCs lawyers (that have already contacted me for full official statement) about this issue – along with a few other people that I turned this little posting over to yesterday, I’m being told (as my aunt thought yesterday) is indeed a “violation of 9/11 Dept of Homeland Security Policies”.

    Fleiss was quoted as saying:
    “We spent a lot of money and we hired these guys from the Israeli secret service to shake down people and look at phone records and stuff like that. We ultimately found out who it was. That person no longer works for us.” — he has not gone to such lengths to suss out Carbone’s mole. “We would love to know if anyone knows [who the source is]. I’m offering a $25 reward!”

    Wouldn’t his obviously tongue-in-cheek ending with the offer of a $25 reward indicate that the whole statement is obviously a JOKE? A really bad joke, but seriously? Homeland Security?
    Wow. W/E

  38. poddington

    February 5, 2010 at 5:37 PM

    Ibenjamin :I’m sure that I’m not the first person to ask this, but the article referred to Vienna as an “unemployed ex-Hooters waitress.” The show labels her as a “marketing representative.” What’s the situation with this?

    or maybe she works the the beer tub at P.J McDrunks thurday-saturday.

  39. realitysher

    February 5, 2010 at 7:19 PM

    I agree Fleiss and Bachelor show can’t be too upset or they wouldn’t do any interview w/EW and call your your website name, which was later referred to on another entertainment site. Before seeing that I never heard of your nor many of your spoilers, but now I have Fleiss to thank for putting me out of my misery for the next month. I will still watch most of the remaining episodes but now I don’t have to sit sick to my stomach the whole time and watch for the humor in the show. I wasn’t really a Vienna hater. She was a little too much for my taste but I just like other girls better. Jake does make me feel so much better about myself now. I’ve made some really stupid relationship choices and I didn’t have it as together as him and have so many options in my face and people warning me about the possible stupid choices. Thanks Jake. Oh, and thanks Steve for your site.

  40. canitbe

    February 5, 2010 at 9:04 PM

    Just found this site! I was laughing out loud. I love your writing, funny!
    I stopped caring about the bachelor show some time ago. Your blog is more entertaining then reality TV could ever be. If I ever decide to watch again it will be because of this blog.
    Thank you realitysteve

  41. may_ellen

    February 5, 2010 at 11:18 PM

    Love your site Steve! Just be careful! It may be a stupid reality show, but the the producers have money, and they can get pretty much anyone to go after you if they want. I remember a long time ago the FBI was involved in getting stolen photos from Madonna’s sex book. I know that might be a little different, but still. Just don’t reveal any clues or hints about your sources. Looking forward to tuning in next week!

  42. bachshady

    February 7, 2010 at 8:43 AM

    she was working as a marketing/sales rep for a fitness center. some people said a few weeks ago, she was still working. but, currently, articles are referring to her as unemployed.

    either she left her job to do the show (she would be out for almost 2 months) or due to negative press she quit. who would buy a business from her after all the bad edit? even steve, who was supposed to be familiar with editing and fleiss’ tactics, is badmouthing her. the best to judge her would be to wait her to leave the show and let her tell her side of story. although, she will still be under contract. you can say it is her fault, she signed the contract, she pays for it but chris is selling himself as a family man and show with moral values which would fire a producer for touching a girl.

    also, jake was selling himself as pilot. but, in his recent interviews, he says he is just an instructor. some people say he does not have license to fly big planes. on the show, he says he can move to any city. he works for a small regional airline. maybe he means he can work as a limo/taxi driver everywhere because i do not think he can move his entire limo business to somewhere else.

    definitely, there are lots of lies. we should pay fleiss $26 and a quarter to tell us.

  43. thaiknickera

    February 7, 2010 at 12:15 PM

    hey steve, would you ever consider doing a live blog during the show? another blogger i know did it and it was great, very amusing etc. thanks for all the laughs!

  44. Gidget

    February 7, 2010 at 12:48 PM

    Yeah, I want to know more REAL stuff about these people, not the TV ready storylines they give every person on the show. The actual story is usually more interesting. Why wouldn’t they let Jake say that he is a flight instructor and an investor in a side biz? That is perfectly respectable. And I believe his dad is a dentist, not a doctor. So why wouldn’t he say that instead of giving false impressions of coming from a “family of drs”. UGH! Such BS.

  45. westernsunrises

    February 7, 2010 at 8:54 PM

    I’m very well aware of what Krav Maga is. I was typing too fast and basically – it was just type O. As for you calling me a lier, well, if you’d like the number for ABC’s lawyers that questioned me when I turned Mike Fleiss into the Dept of Homeland Security people, I’ll be glad to post the information you want and you can verify it for yourself.
    The reason I turned him in, was over a comment he made (in an interview) that he did with EW magazine (reported by Lynette Rice) and in his interview (with her) Mike Fleiss admitted that (last year) he hired “Israeli Secret Service people” to come in and “rough up his staff” to find out where the leaks were coming from – within his show – and staff.
    What Mr. Fleiss neglected to understand, is that “basically he admitted guilt for terrorism conspiracy, possible attempted murder – since everyone knows (that has any brain power) that the Israeli Secret Service is some of the “deadliest men in the world” and that they are trained mercenaries (not your run of the mill) Joe Shmoe security guards.
    I was concerned (as a citizen – and a US Military Veteran) about Mike Fleiss throwing that comment out there for the entire world to see – like it was no big deal – even if it was, tongue in cheek! I pretty much, figured it was (but with Mike Fleiss) who knows. He tends to shoot off his mouth without thinking very much!!!
    I was told that he basically has already violated employment policies and OSHA (Health and Safety Administration policies) within the state codes – because his admission of using those foreign military agents is an admittance against US citizens and employees hired and protected by ABC – and if Mike Fleiss hired these guys and used their services, he’s admitting to felony battery charges (and with the fact) that these foreign agents (may or may not be here legally) you’re also looking at the fact that it’s immigration policy violations, on top of the fact that it’s breach of national security policies – which fall – under the Patriot Act of 09/11.
    So, before you go shooting off your mouth and calling someone a lier, make sure they didn’t verify that information – with the proper authorities, before they make you look like a fool!!!
    I sent the column (first) to my aunt – who works for the FBI. After she read it, she made some phone calls (not me) and she referred the copy of it to DHS and from there, it jumped to some other people – and before I knew it – I was talking to ABCs lawyers. The name of the lawyer handling this case (by the way) for ABC is a lady by the name of Mary Mooney. Her phone number in New York is ***-***-****. Feel free to call her and verify what I’m saying. While you’re at it, why don’t you call Burbank, CA studios (of Disney) and verify it with them too – but that’s why – no one can get to the “discussion chat room on the ABC television sight”, because Mrs. Mooney had it pulled down immediately – after receiving a copy of the column – I sent to my aunt (and it was sent to her) by DHS or some other “big brother” agency (and they told me) when they questioned me, that their concern over this, was not the whole interview – just the fact – that Mike Fleiss had had dealings with the Israeli Secret Service (which IS in standing policy – a violation of the Patriot Act) and whether you like it or not, that’s fact – NOT FICTION!

  46. dori

    February 7, 2010 at 9:20 PM

    let’s all just tap the breaks

    @ westernsunrises
    no need to broadcast ppl’s ph#’s
    you provided some insider info – cool
    I think I speak for a lot of Reality Steve bloggers in that we enjoy a bit of “insider info” every now & again
    if ppl don’t believe what’s written … s’cool
    just chill
    not saying what you are saying is wrong
    but wars get started for such inconsequential things sometimes
    let’s just take a step back and remember we’re just looking for entertainment on this blog site … not “Dateline NBC”
    it’s our “junk food” or “guilty pleasure”
    we just want to enjoy without tension
    not get into war of words
    there’s too much of that at our jobs!!
    you know what I’m sayin

  47. bachshady

    February 8, 2010 at 1:32 AM

    steve actually lives very close to jake.

    steve can visit jake’s church on sunday. jake’s church was posted but i forgot. i think there is only one church where jake lives. since jake is a good church boy, he might be there. at least, we learn his height.

    then, steve can hit some bars, mix pleasure with business. i bet jake is doing tiger woods.

    after that, steve can go to his airport and find out what plane toys jake is playing with. steve can do all these in half day.

    once we learn jake is not someone he is portraying, there won’t be any reason to watch the rest of the season.

    truth will eventually come out. it happens usually a day after FRC when fleiss does not need ratings any more. then, fleiss is already onto his next victim. so, whatever comes about jake at that time will be just extra publicity which fleiss would not mind.

  48. fairygirl

    February 8, 2010 at 8:23 AM

    On FORT, someone was actually able to take a picture of Jake in a known environment and using some other known measurements, figure out Jake’s height in the picture. My husband is a bit skeptical as he says that the person is using the wrong known environment (states Jake is standing in a jet, but in the picture Jake is clearly standing in a loading bridge/jetway). But I think whether his geometry was correct or not, he is accurate on Jake’s height. He says Jake is 5’7″ and Corrie, when asked, said Jake is 5’9″. I know tons of guys who tell everyone that they are 5’9″ for whatever reason, but who are shorter than me (I am around 5’8.5″). I am not the only woman who has witnessed this phenomenon with countless men. And since we know that Jake wears lifts in his shoes, based on what Corrie said, 5’7″ seems pretty accurate. So for those of you wondering, I think we have a fairly solid answer there.

  49. Carrythe0

    February 8, 2010 at 9:21 AM

    It would be awesome for Fleiss to get in trouble for “employment violations,” “OSHA violations,” felony battery, attempted murder, immigration violations, national security violations, and Patriot Act violations as a result of his comment. However tongue-in-cheek it was, there is thinly veiled intimidation directed at anyone who would deign to mess with him. He deserves a taste of his own medicine.

    Unfortunately, the chances of him even breaking a sweat at this can be summed up in three words: “not gonna happen.” ABC legal easily defused any “situation” stemming from this by taking down the chat room (note – I know nothing about this chat room, my comment is based on yr characterization of it), forcing offended parties to blow hot air elsewhere.

  50. lithargic

    February 8, 2010 at 11:41 AM


    If you actually called Homeland Secusiry about Fleiss’ Israel comment than you are the most gullible person on the planet.

    Read my lips….. it was a joke!!!!

    As a consultant to the US dept of Homeland Security I can assure you that they would have absolutely NO INTEREST in what Fleiss said. And if you say they did then you are full of cr*p!

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