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Reality Roundup – 4/16/10

In this week’s “Reality Roundup”, I will give you my thoughts on “Dancing with the Stars”, the “Idol” results show, “Survivor” (which might be having the most entertaining season yet), and “Celebrity Apprentice”. I couldn’t get to “Fresh Meat 2” because I’m behind on it. Next week I will though. Of course, I’m sure none of you care about that and just came here today to see what the “Bachelorette” news is that I have. I’ll get to that in a moment. Remember, we are still over a month away from the first episode airing, and filming isn’t even completed yet, so, you can stop with the emails asking, “Hey Steve, who does Ali pick this season?” I’ll tell you that when I know. In fact, I’ll tell you everything I know, when I know it. For now, you’re just gonna get a few basics.

“The Bachelorette”

Once this season begins, it’ll be the 18th season I’ve covered of this show. I know a lot of you have only found my site within the last year, but just know I’ve been doing this for over eight years. And during those eight years, I’ve made some pretty good contacts that have become reliable sources to me. However, when ABC/Next Entertainment/Chris Harrison says they know who I talk to, and know who my source is, that couldn’t be further from the truth. Considering my sources usually vary from season to season, that I’ve built up way more than one source over the last year, and not once has ABC contacted me telling me to shut up, or stop writing, or whatever, that goes to show they don’t really care what I say. Sure, they would rather I keep my mouth shut and not ruin their whole season for them, but it’s not like they’ve ever tried to stop me. And I doubt they will. I’m not doing anything wrong. I’m not breaking laws here by relaying information that’s told to me. It’s a reality TV show, not the CIA. It’s kinda ok to let the cat out of the bag when it comes to this show. Not a big deal.

Every once in a while, I will hear something, report it, and it turns out the information is correct, but maybe I put it in the wrong context. Like last season with Ella’s date. I said that she got the 1-on-1 date at Sea World (correct), but that she didn’t get a rose on it (incorrect). That was me misreading the information I was given. This season, I have misread information once again. I told you a couple weeks ago that the overnight dates were going to be in Iceland this season. Well, they did go to Iceland. Just not for the overnights. So I apologize for that. However, those are pretty unimportant in the whole grand scheme of things. When the season rolls around, if I lay out the final four, three, two, and one for you, that’s all you’ll really care about, and that’s exactly what I plan to provide as we get closer to the start of the “Bachelorette” on May 24th.

With that said, here’s a little more information that I’ve received about Ali’s season:

-The theme of this season is “Around the World”. Why? Because they’re literally going everywhere. Man, someone must’ve upped the budget for this season because I can’t remember the last time they did this much traveling. Especially when these countries they’ve been to are all before the overnight dates have even taken place. They have already filmed in LA, Las Vegas, New York, Iceland, Turkey, and Portugal. Those are confirmed. What isn’t confirmed is where the overnight dates are, but I’m hearing Tahiti. When that’s confirmed, I’ll let you know.

-I told you on Wednesday I had some pretty major news that hadn’t been reported yet anywhere. Well, I don’t have the details behind that information, so if I run with it, it’ll lead to a bombardment of emails that I don’t really want to deal with right now. All I will say is this: My sources have told me something happens this season that has never happened in show’s history. But it isn’t fake or something the show planned in advance. At least, not that I’m aware of. Something pretty scandalous goes down more than halfway through the season.

-Something else of note: Someone from last season makes an appearance this season. Let the guessing begin. Once again, when I know, you’ll know.

So I know some of you will think I’m just teasing you for fun. I’m not. I just don’t have all the details now, so, there’s no point in trying to explain the little I know because then I’ll just be asked more questions. I’ll just leave it at this for now, and when I know more, you’ll know more. Trust me, I had no problem ruining last season the minute I heard about it. I’m enjoying ruining this show’s results right when the season gets started. So if I knew the details, I’d be screaming it from the mountain tops the second I heard it. Just thought I’d give you something to hold you over for a bit. I fully expect to have pretty much everything nailed by the time the first episode airs, just like last season. I might even reveal stuff before the season even starts. We’ll see.

Need to run in to a meeting. Be back later this afternoon with your updates on “Survivor”, “DWTS”, “Idol” results show, and “Celebrity Apprentice”.



  1. Moogan21

    April 16, 2010 at 7:38 AM

    hey Steve,
    when did you say they had over night dates in Iceland? i don’t ever remember reading that..
    and you’re right when you say this season of Survivor is probably the most entertaining!
    poor heros.. haha.. they are guna be so screwed when they find out how russell plays the game.. and they gave him the idol?! ahhhhh.. when Colby was talking to him in the challenge.. i felt so bad for them. silly boys making mistakes.. oooh well. hopefully Sandra joins up with them so they can toss russell and parvati (i always think pavarati when i see her name).
    and hooooooooly crap! someone comes back from last season and makes an appearance in Ally’s?… i hope it’s Vienna. HAHAH! maybe it’ll be Jake saying how bad a mistake he made in picking Vienna, and that he really wants Ally to pick him (that’d be what, the 4th ABC show Jake’s been on in the past 6months?)
    can’t wait for this season to start!!

    always wicked steve, keep up the good work!

  2. HeidiT

    April 16, 2010 at 8:11 AM

    Steve, the reason ABC won’t tell you to shut up is because you’re generating ratings and viewership. Heck I only watch the show to see your predictions come true, I don’t care one bit if you ruin the ending it’s not like you ruined the “Sixth Sense”. So if you were killing their ratings they’d be all over you like white on rice with cease and desist notices. Trust me if they wanted you quiet, they’d find a way to shut you down.

    Anyway can’t wait to hear the “scandal” that happens, maybe it’ll be the most dramatic rose ceremony ever…yea right.

  3. PennyLane126

    April 16, 2010 at 8:23 AM

    Hey Steve! Listen, I just want you to know that I love the Real World Road Rules Challenges, as well as your input! It is probably my favorite show. I am very interested in your comments about any and all reality shows, not just Bachelor and Bachelorette! So, just so you know, you have a fan in that department!

  4. mommyof2

    April 16, 2010 at 8:27 AM

    Any guesses on how many times Chris H. will say, “…in the most dramatic rose ceremony yet….” this season? And, how many times will Chris mention that something happens that’s never happened in the history of the show (especially since your sources say something really DOES happen that’s never happened before). Love that this time it’s not something contrived by the producers, although I’m sure they figured out a way to spin and stretch the event in such a way as to make it as dramatic and scandalous as possible! How much can they keep upping the ante in this show? Also, if it is Jake who returns (which would be my prediction since he just loves the attention of the camera), then what’s everyone’s prediction on his next ABC television endeavor- #5? I am just so sick of that guy!

  5. Moogan21

    April 16, 2010 at 9:34 AM

    agreed!.. can’t wait to see what he has to say about these crazies! wes is a tool.

  6. ashley m

    April 16, 2010 at 11:47 AM

    It could be that Jake AND Vienna stop in the first episode to help Ali with her picks. Vienna is with Jake at every taping of DWTS so I doubt he’s going to run to Iceland or wherever and confess his undying love.

  7. fsalboni

    April 16, 2010 at 12:37 PM

    worst posting everrrrrrrr

  8. valerieh17

    April 16, 2010 at 1:20 PM

    I agree with PennyLane1 – bring on the commentary on Fresh Meat 2! I am already thoroughly enjoying the season! I love that Kenny is so dumb and Wes really is the smarter, master mind, who’d have known?! Cheers Steve!

  9. lemon-lime

    April 16, 2010 at 5:18 PM

    Hmmmm. An ‘around the world’ is also a sex act.

  10. contusion

    April 16, 2010 at 11:12 PM

    Bachelorette: I’m betting they fly somewhere and when the captain speaks over the loudspeaker it’s Jake. And then he flashes that big dopey smile. And then we all throw up in air sickness bags.

    Survivor: I just want to watch one season where they don’t vote off the strongest players and end up with a bunch of lame-ass wimps that can’t do challenges. The Villains have made some of the dumbest eliminations ever and the only one benefiting is asshole Russell. Tyson essentially eliminating himself had to be one of the dumbest things I’ve ever witnessed. As much as I absolutely hated to see Russell pull that off, it was brilliant. And then we’re stuck with the human skeleton and the laziest survivor ever. And, not to be gross, but it’s the season of the camel toe. All of these women have been on before…are they not aware of how they look on TV?

    Project Runway: Very pleased that it came down to these three…although Emilio is really getting on my nerves…have some humility asshole. I’ve never seen anyone be such a dick to Tim Gunn. Hoping Seth Aaron wins. He has his own unique style and comes off as a real designer with a point of view for a whole collection.

    Food Revolution with Jamie Oliver: I applaud what he’s doing as the point of this show, but man, how contrived is most of this stuff? I wonder how much they paid the radio DJ guy to play the evil nemesis role? That crabby lunch lady seems pretty real though and you pretty much just want to punch her.

  11. bunny2

    April 16, 2010 at 11:39 PM

    I Agree! Total flipping cannon fodder! Look it up Einstein reality get a real job steve! I used to have respect for your post but you’ve become somewhat obsessed with yourself and yammer on and on about nothing! Example your burly and cockiness during the NCAA tourney. Btw, I won a s@&$ pot of dough! I was so hoping to hear your thoughts on jake’s disasterous dance and you shared zilch. You’re a pussy! No wonder you don’t have a girl. Geesh. I
    switching to eulie tuesday. This is up there with speidi, no one cares……. WTF !!!!

  12. bunny2

    April 16, 2010 at 11:46 PM

    p.s. There is so much stuff out there now hat you could have a field day! I’m disappointed that you “think” you are a journalist. D’oh!!!!!

  13. Ace

    April 17, 2010 at 8:03 PM

    Since they’re going to so many places for the Bachelorette, did they start with more than 25? You originally said they only had 25 bachelors, but have you heard anything since then that says otherwise?

  14. mytwocents

    April 18, 2010 at 1:31 AM

    Tahiti would be the loation for the final deision just like St Kits was the last one and Hawaii and New Zealand were the locals before.

    Jake is still on DWTS so I dont see how he could pull a stunt.

    I bet two of the potential husbands to be are found screwing each other.

  15. lemon-lime

    April 18, 2010 at 8:49 AM

    Perhaps the big news is one of the guys dies in the volcano eruption that happened in Iceland.
    Or… I read on FORT that a cousin of one of the posters is one of the 25 guys. The guy’s family knew him to be gay.

  16. donkeytron

    April 18, 2010 at 2:59 PM

    contusion :Bachelorette: I’m betting they fly somewhere and when the captain speaks over the loudspeaker it’s Jake. And then he flashes that big dopey smile. And then we all throw up in air sickness bags.


  17. blairs

    May 17, 2010 at 9:02 AM

    Hi Steve! I wish I could left this message earlier.
    But I flew to Tahiti on April 28th, and Chris Harrison and crew were on my same flight.
    He’s a douche bag!

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