If you haven’t read the column since last Tuesday, I suggest you go back and read (or listen) to the two postings I did on Wednesday and Thursday of last week. I did an hour and a half audio interview with JokersUpdates.com that’s available to listen to. All you have to do is go to Wednesday’s column and click the play button. Then, probably more importantly, on Thursday I told you about what was coming in Ali’s fake phone call you saw last night. It was all completely staged. Ali was told to make that phone call, Jake was not taken by surprise, both Ali and Jake knew what they were supposed to talk about, and it was all done for dramatic purposes. They wanted people to think Ali was gonna come back on the show, and she never did, which was obvious even to the biggest simpleton walking the planet. Ali has a contract. She does what they tell her to do, and that phone call was about as staged as you can get. No, she wasn’t in San Francisco when she made that call. No, there was no way Ali was going to St. Lucia even if Jake said he wanted her to. And no, Ali and Jake aren’t together anymore/hoping to be together/trying something in the future. Ali is the next Bachelorette. Period. End of story. That’s all you should concern yourself with right now.
If you called ABC today and asked, “We’re hearing Ali is the next Bachelorette, can you confirm this”, they won’t confirm or deny it. They haven’t released a public statement, it hasn’t been officially announced, and her contract hasn’t been signed yet. But she is going to be the next Bachelorette. Have I been wrong about anything else this season? Didn’t think so. And I’m not wrong about this. In Jason’s season (which is on the same shooting/airing schedule as Jake’s season with the shooting in Oct/Nov, airing Jan-March), they announced Jillian as the next Bachelorette on the Friday before the finale aired when they filmed the “After the Final Rose 2”. I’m guessing that’s when Ali will be officially announced, if not sooner. Ali is on “Ellen” today (filmed yesterday) and is already laying the groundwork for it by saying, “It’d be great if they asked me. Would be flattered, yada, yada, yada.” She knows she’s already the Bachelorette, she just can’t say anything publicly yet. It’s happening like I told you it would. Probably be officially announced in the next 7-10 days, if not at the “Women Tell All” that taped. They’ll start filming mid-March for a May premiere, just like Jillian’s season.
As you know if you read Wednesday or Thursdays column, the “Women Tell All” taped this past weekend in California. I had mentioned to everyone I was going to be in California this past weekend and maybe I was going to attend. Well guess what I learned? “Chicken butt.” Yep, that’s right. “Chicken butt.” The reason I was in California was because I babysat my niece and nephew. Sorry. Ha ha. Had a little fun with everyone, but no, I was never going to the WTA taping. Instead, I chased around a 5 ½ year old and almost-3 year old while being told, “Uncle Stephen, guess what? Chicken butt” for hours on end. Outstanding. Not to mention how many times we watched “Mickey Mouse Clubhouse”. You realize I can do the “Hot Dog, Hot Dog, Hot Diggity Dog” dance now, don’t you? And I’ve got enough “Backyardigans” information to last me a lifetime. They are quite the superheroes, you know? What a bundle those two were for 48 hours. But I had fun and I’d do it again in a second. Well worth the time.
In regards to the “Women Tell All” taping, I honestly don’t really know that much of what went on. If I did, I’d tell you. I can say this though: Did you see the promo they ran during the last commercial break before the rose ceremony where it was clips of Rozlyn from the show and the voice over said: “The most controversial bachelorette returns to face Jake for the first time!” I am here to tell you with 100% certainty that is complete bullsh**. Was Rozlyn at the WTA taping? Yes. However, not five minutes after that commercial aired, one of my sources called me and said, “That is total BS. Rozlyn and Jake were never even on the same stage together at the same time during the WTA taping. She never even spoke to him while she was in the ‘hot seat’.” So there you go. More lies and promotional teases to make sure you tune in next week. Rozlyn and Jake NEVER speak to each other on the show next week. Doesn’t happen. The only other thing I was told in regards to Rozlyn was, “She wasn’t even part of the show except for when they brought her onstage. Never sat with any of the other girls for the whole taping. They brought her out, interviewed her, and whisked her offstage.” So yeah, you can see where this is headed. They are about to throw her sweet ass straight under the bus.
So you mean to tell me that in the history of this show, at every “Tell All” taping, she is the FIRST person to ever be brought out by herself, and not allowed to sit with everyone else during the show? Well, this brings up a myriad of questions. So basically it sounds like they isolated her from the rest of the girls. Why would they need to do that? And if Rozlyn never got to interact with any of the other girls, isn’t it safe to assume that the other girls were fed stuff to say about her, just like they were this season? I mean, it’s not like it’s unprecedented. Last season, they did the same thing with Tanner. Since he was the one during the season that told Jillian, “Someone in the house has a girlfriend”, he was told before he went on the “Men Tell All” to continue to play up that storyline when he knew damn well Wes didn’t have a girlfriend. But that’s how they make these otherwise boring shows interesting. So basically anything you hear from the other women in regards to when Rozlyn is in the “hot seat” is stuff they were told to say. We’ve already had four women (Ashley E., Michelle, Ella, and Corrie) admit in their post show interviews, that they never witnessed anything physical between Rozlyn and the producer. So exactly what’s gonna be said next week that we haven’t heard already? This should be interesting to say the least. Trust me, I’m making it my life’s mission to try and get Rozlyn to tell her side of the story because she is getting railroaded by ABC right now. Sucks for her.
Nice to hear Rozlyn stuck up for herself though. I hadn’t had it 100% confirmed, so I wasn’t going to say anything at this point, but since Rozlyn decided to speak to RadarOnline and give a bit of what happened at the WTA, I guess what I heard turned out to be true. Here is an excerpt from an interview Rozlyn did with them. You can read the full interview here:
“He did not do well with actual confrontation,” Rozlyn said of her conversation with Chris Harrison on the stage. “It wasn’t scripted, he does well with scripted. But he said something like “We’re all just really wounded by this because a member of our family, one of our dear friends was fired,’ and I said ‘It’s funny you should say that because I talk to this producer and the fact that you guys are friends is news to him. He didn’t get a really friendly vibe when you were hitting on his wife last year in New Zealand!”
Oh, no she did-uhnt! Awesome. The only problem with that is, no chance in hell that exchange will ever make it on to the WTA next week. Not a chance. Especially when Chris is promoting in his blog today how excited he was to have Rozlyn at the taping and he can’t wait for everyone to see it. So yet again, editing will not show you the real story. That was the only story that was relayed to me from the taping regarding Rozlyn, followed with a, “She handed Chris his ass during the interview.” I’m curious to see what else she said to him. Dammit. We have got to get Rozlyn to do an interview. Anyone that knows her, is friends with her, is as acquaintance on Facebook, tell her Reality Steve is looking for her and wants that interview. I’ll let her tell us everything that really happened at the WTA.
And since Vienna’s reputation is about on par with any of Tiger’s fifteen mistresses right now, Tenley’s ex-husbands current fiancée can’t keep her mouth shut, and Ali is getting beaten up by people who think she planned leaving the show from the beginning, I thought to myself, “Well, outside of a Maxim photo shoot, I mean, there’s gotta be something we can pull up on Gia, right?” Well of course there is. Apparently you don’t ever want to cross Gia Allemand or else she’ll run to some lame magazine that no one reads and rip you publicly. According to this interview Gia did, Carl Pavano really struck a nerve with her. So much so that she trashed the guy in an interview. Very nice. So whatever you do, never cheat on Gia Allemand. She doesn’t like it, and will rat you out to as many tabloids as she possibly can. She’s hard like that. So much for the sweet, innocent, awe-shucks-I’m-not-that-pretty Gia. Quite the sharp tongue she has, doesn’t she? On to last night…