Reality Steve


Reality Roundup 3/15/10 Including a Vegas Interview, “Idol” Thoughts, & an Anniversary

Jason and Molly’s Wedding

This was pretty much what I expected it to be. Showed how it all came together, showed them living together in Seattle, talked about the media criticism, a lot of crying, then showed the wedding. I don’t know what anyone else really expected out of all this. It’s a wedding. Not too many ways to really trick up a wedding. Sure, it was more expensive than your average wedding, but other than the weather not cooperating, it pretty much was like every other wedding I’ve been to. If you’re one to dissect if the napkins matched the head pieces on the table, be my guest. I have more important things to ponder, like, why the hell were the bachelor and bachelorette parties in the same city? And why did they have to meet up with each other at the end of the night? C’mon, that’s not realistic. Any couple who agrees to see each other on the same night as their bachelor and bachelorette parties, well, lets just say that’s a bit much for me. Congrats to them, they’re in love, but holy hell, go enjoy yourself. For one night you can afford to be away from your future wife and live it up a little. So that’s a message to my future wife in case you happen to be reading this. Don’t expect to see me the night of our bachelor party, let alone that whole weekend. Just like I won’t expect to see you when you’re out with penis balloons on your head bouncing around from bar to bar.

Very cool to see the paparazzi getting arrested while trying to get in to the wedding. Guess it really didn’t all matter in the end, since there were pictures up on the internet within hours of all that going down. Basically nowadays, it’s impossible to keep anything under wraps. Try as ABC may to hold $5 million lawsuits over people’s heads for talking, the bottom line is unless they start tapping phone lines or hacking into personal email accounts (which was illegal last time I checked), stuff is going to get out. We are living in a day and age where everyone has to have an opinion about something four seconds after it happens, so, in that aspect, when the wedding is filmed nine days before it airs, or the “Bachelor” chooses his final girl 3 ½ months before it’s shown on live television, people are going to find out. Hell, someone has already emailed me a picture from the mansion in LA where Ali has already started filming her season. I looked at it, then deleted it. Didn’t really show anything of significance, and honestly, I’m going to hold off on talking about Ali’s season til we get closer. Sure some names of the guys are being leaked, but I don’t care. Let others spend hours a day on the internet finding stuff out about these guys, when come May 24th, I’ll probably just spoil it all by telling everyone again who wins. I’m fairly confident I’m going to have some good info next season.

Back to the wedding, it was interesting to note that Charlie and Sarah were in attendance. Not so much because they’re still one of the few couples still together, but that they’ve never even met Jason and Molly before that wedding. Then again, Charlie and Sarah are pitching their own reality show to the Oxygen network now, so I guess more camera time for them is a good thing. I still say their live finale was the best one this show has ever had and I don’t know why they haven’t done one since (That’s on my list of questions for my Chris Harrison interview which I’m sure is never going to happen. But hey, can always have my questions ready). Trista and Ryan were there. One question I have for Trista: Is she a fan or not of Ryan’s facial hair? Half the time when we see him he’s clean shaven, and the other half he seems to go with the Grizzly Adams look. Personally if I were a woman, I would think facial hair, especially excessive amounts, would drive me nuts.
DeAnna and boyfriend Stephen Stagliano were there, yet Holly and her boyfriend Michael Stagliano weren’t. I hope if DeAnna and Stephen do end up getting married, this show doesn’t count that as one of their “successful” couples. They couldn’t, could they? Stephen wasn’t even on the show.

As for those who have emailed me inquiring on if I really followed through with my promise to buy Jason and Molly a wedding gift, the answer is yes. I ordered it off their registry, and they’ll be receiving it this week. Just because I don’t agree with what the guy did, and just because he and I were in a mini pissing match a year ago, doesn’t mean I wish ill will on the guy. Figured it was the least I could do after ruining his big surprise last season and the amount of sh** I gave them. Hey, I’m a good guy at heart. I just like to poke and prod when I know I can. It was a giant story back a year ago, everyone wanted my opinion on it since I was the one who told people what would happen, and I’m not really one to hold back. Doesn’t mean I hate the guy. Just shows what a caring, compassionate, loyal, and kind- hearted person I am. I just on occasion have the tendency to act like a pompous, smarmy, condescending asshole. But that’s very rare.

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  1. aimeenp

    March 15, 2010 at 9:16 AM

    I too like Didi the most…she is gorgeous and has a very current voice. I really also liked Lilly Scott, bc i dig the indie vibe. Bowersox is not indie, she is trapped in the Melissa Etheridge, Four Non Blondes, 90’s! Ugh, if she sings “What’s Up” I am gonna die. I can’t stand her. Oh well.

    Siobhan is an old Irish Name. It’s not very common, but it isnt some made up name or anything. I think it looks beautiful, but it sounds like a lady who works in a diner.

    Andrew Garcia is awesome, but he needs to do better than Genie in a Bottle…i couldn’t help but think he was asking someone to polish his knob….on live TV…sick! He needs to sing his style of Hit Me Baby One More Time. My friend used to do a version of that song with a guitar that was really good.

    I am sorry, but Casey James IS hot. I need to get to Ft. Worth if every guys looks like him there. When i was in Ft. Worth, the only thing I noticed was that EVERY girl had at least 1 Bump It in her hair. That and you can smoke in the bars there still…i am not used to that anymore.

  2. JenniferC

    March 15, 2010 at 11:02 AM

    Thanks for the updates Steve 🙂

    I thought you would of mentioned Nicki being at Jason and Molly’s wedding… didn’t you have a crush on her??? How sweet about Maddie… congrats to you both!

  3. indifferent

    March 15, 2010 at 11:50 AM

    About your dog Maddie, my husband always says….if you lock your wife in the trunk of a car, or your dog, which one is happy to see you?

  4. bigpoppaevil

    March 15, 2010 at 2:30 PM

    Steve I’m gonna call you to task on one thing. When TMZ broke the ‘sex tape’ story, they didn’t outright claim it was Rozlyn. They said there was someone claiming it was Rozlyn, and they were investigating. Then they came out and said it wasn’t. Don’t just read the headlines, dude.

  5. Caroll

    March 15, 2010 at 4:14 PM

    I noticed Nicki was sitting beside Kipton at the wedding. And the white covered seats made the scene look like a graveyard when it was first photographed! The most interesting part was seeing the former Bachelor/ette couples in attendance!

  6. macturner

    March 15, 2010 at 6:17 PM

    Gender: Feminine
    Usage: Irish
    Pronounced: shi-VAWN [key]
    Irish form of Jehanne, a Norman French variant of JEANNE.

  7. kathimcgraw

    March 16, 2010 at 6:52 AM

    Wow! “every Asian dealer”?! Was that comment necessary – sounded racist to me!

  8. dori

    March 16, 2010 at 10:27 AM

    Nice to see you back Steve!

  9. Bachelorfake

    March 16, 2010 at 10:28 AM

    Steve, did you use Purell after leaving the blackjack table with the two male whores at it?

    I agree 100% with Steve that the bride and groom should spend their bachelor and bachelorette parties SEPARATELY for crying out loud. You’ll have more than enough time to learn to hate each others faces from spending time together forEVER.

    Keep up the great blog! This is one of a handful of sites that I visit regularly.

  10. realityaddict

    March 16, 2010 at 10:49 AM

    Siobhan is a great traditional Irish name. I love that her family kept the Gaelic spelling rather than Americanize it to “Shavonne.”

  11. jessica1

    March 16, 2010 at 11:54 AM

    Congrats on 2-years-of-Maddie!

    I can’t remember what was so “special” about Charlie & Sarah’s finale? Anyone remember?

    Will be interesting to read your post on the 20/20 special. Completely as you predicted; a self-love fest. But omg, that Mike Fleiss is creepy when he comments how great it was for TV for them to “let Brad blow those two girls out of the water”. And especially hilarious how they profiled Ali as this simple, small goals girl who just fell into reality tv.

  12. lemon-lime

    March 16, 2010 at 1:49 PM

    Don’t you know that American Idol is just as staged as the bachelor/ette? I’m sure you’ve heard of the site they are sort of like you and the bachelor/ette: vftw exposes AI for the farce it is, as well as poke fun at the contestants. Crystal is the least fake contestant this year, as well as the best.
    Not surprised that the Roz sex tape turned out to be a big hullaballo over nothing. I just wonder why all the Roz haters that usually troll this site suddenly have nothing to say.

  13. bigpoppaevil

    March 16, 2010 at 2:08 PM

    No, lemon-lime, VFTW encourages people to vote for the worst contestant. They only “expose” the flaw in the voting system. If it was ‘staged’, they wouldn’t give people the power to vote, and leave the decision up to the judges.

  14. longing

    March 16, 2010 at 4:04 PM

    Reality Steve

    Glad you had a nice break in Vegas. After all of the Celebrity Drama you encountered with The Bachelor this season – you deserved a break.

    Although I do feel sorry for you – having to come back from a wonderful time – to Jason and Molly’s wedding……….who cares??? The guy is a schmuck and she is no better for becoming his wife. Certainly was not on my television that night. I fear for that little boy…………..what will his father instill in him with regards to values?

    Now on to other things.

    Do you happen to know of any web sites where the Intelligent Public can comment on the debacle that is now known as Jake and Vienna?


    I have searched the net and cannot find any sites where the viewing public can tell ABC how disgusting the outcome of this season was. Believe me, I have tried.

    Oh how I wish I had the technological skills to create a web site for those of us who are totally disgusted with this season of The Bachelor. Vienna is a skank and for ABC to allow Jake to choose her……… it is going to be the networks downfall.

    And then, too add insult to injury – they put him on Dancing With The Stars.

    Ah, HELLO! Since when is he a STAR!!

  15. lemon-lime

    March 16, 2010 at 5:10 PM

    Bigpoppaevil: peruse vftw’s archives regarding AI’s cattle call, and plants. The site has much more than you say.

  16. lemon-lime

    March 16, 2010 at 5:24 PM

    Never mind bigpoppaevil. After rereading your post, I’ve come to the conclusion you’ll never believe the truth about AI. But to the others, if vftw puts you off, simply google american idol auditions and read the thousands of horror stories. Only a very small fraction gets to the celebrity judges, the process in each city takes days. The worst, most embarrassing ‘singers’ will be put through, while talented people aren’t let past the first 1st round. Because think about it, how funny are those first few episodes where people who think they can sing but cant- isn’t it so funny to watch those people make fools of themselves? There are numerous rounds before you make it to the celebrity judges. Meanwhile, producers make crowds of auditioners perform dozens of takes for those stupid group montages you see. Anybody who shows the least amount of fatigue is sent home. Through this, a few plants seemingly skip through several rounds of auditions. These are the people with friends and family in high places. All what I just said and more. But don’t take my word for it.

  17. akey3912

    March 16, 2010 at 6:44 PM

    Casey James is HOT HOT HOT. super HOT!!!! I could look and listen to him all night 😛 I hope he wins but if he doesn’t then Crystal is my second choice. Diddi is boring!!!
    wierd girl is my third choice. She can sing and she is cute even tho she is a bit wierd. the only reason paige and Tim are still in, is because of VFTW. Tims fake surprise is getting on my nerves !!

    Gooooo Casey!

  18. lemon-lime

    March 16, 2010 at 7:05 PM

    Chrystal is too good for AI; she’s in a class by herself. I hope she can write songs as good as she can sing. Really she has no business being on a show as mainstream as AI, hopefully it won’t tarnish her too much.
    I can picture her being picked up by dylan on his rolling thunder tour way back in the day…

  19. liz897

    March 16, 2010 at 7:59 PM


    Loved the entire season of your blog. Totally funny, laugh out loud, and on the mark. Can’t wait for the next one. Might even have to start watching Idol for laughs in between. Keep up the great work. You are an excellent writer, and I have worked as a writer and managing editor for years. Totally great!

  20. jcrew617

    March 16, 2010 at 8:41 PM

    I’m curious if Rozlyn would be willing to sue anyone who defamed her. She might not be able to sue ABC or the producers, but she would definitely be able to sue any individuals who defamed her, such as Jessie or Chris H.

    On other shows, such as Real World, one contestant sued another one for throwing her suitcase in a pool and ruining her property. If you lied about another person and damaged their reputation, that should be grounds for defamation, so I think Roz should file some lawsuits if she really wants to prove she is innocent.

  21. lemon-lime

    March 16, 2010 at 10:06 PM

    Jcrew: I’m no lawyer, but as bigpoppaevil said, TMZ said that someone claimed it was Roz, not that it actually was her. It seems tabloids oftentimes insinuate and will not just outright say a claim is true..
    And then there’s that famous larry flynt ruling, which basically said anybody who is a public figure is open to ridicule and insinuations, and I do know judges don’t normally go against precedants

  22. Ibenjamin

    March 17, 2010 at 2:18 PM

    I missed the 20/20 special – does anyone know if there will be a rerun (and when) or if it’s available to watch somewhere online? I can’t find anything. Thanks!

  23. jorgiegirl

    March 18, 2010 at 11:36 AM

    Casey hot? Sure. But if he starts to think so, it’s all over. Part of his appeal is his believeability. Good enough to stay in the game? Nah, but it’s fun to fantasize, ooops…I mean “watch” him every week. As for Tim, he doesn’t have to fake surprise because he knows he needs to be in the shoes of whomever goes out ahead of him! But then he’s in the same pot with about 7 others.

    As for Siobhan, I read, I think on VFTW that she should have been called on her last high note screetch and voice breaks. I thought it was my TV signal breaking up but I see at least ONE other person heard it. And a listen back showed pitchiness. I like her weirdness, but, c’mon. Could have been MUCH better. And Simon should let up on Crystal. When you’re good you know it, just like when you’re bad (a.k.a. Tim) you know it. I liked the sign “Mama Sox”. Reminded me of another “Mama”…..Cass.

    Every season someone who you may think should be the winner has to go home early, but by no means does that mean their career is over. Just look back on the past seasons, and where are some of the winners and “losers”.

  24. Nobody

    March 18, 2010 at 3:01 PM

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