Remember, for this seasons spoilers, click on the either of the two links under the banner above (Part 1 & Part 2) for all your spoilers regarding what happens this season. Might want to freshen up with Part 1 before the sh** hits the fan with Frank next week. Check out the “Bachelor Pad” spoiler link as well if you haven’t already. The new info I reveal in today’s column has been added.
Some things to cover regarding the “Men Tell All” and “After the Final Rose” shows that I guess wasn’t made too clear yesterday.
-Because Frank is not appearing on the “Men Tell All” this Saturday has nothing to do with it’s because he appears in the finale. Don’t know where anyone got that idea. I understand that’s what happened with Reid, but this is different. Frank does not appear in the finale. Why are they bringing him to the “ATFR” taping? Probably just to make it more interesting. I guess since Ali barely talks to the guys at the “Men Tell All” and Frank was such a big part of this season, I guess they figured his storyline needs to play out a little more with Ali and I’m guessing they will have their 1-on-1 time on stage.
-Some seem to believe that Frank is showing up at the ATFR to announce he’s either already engaged to Nicole, or will propose to her on the show. Frank is not engaged to Nicole, nor will he be proposing at the ATFR. Not going to happen. Just a rumor, and doesn’t/isn’t going to happen.
-The ATFR is taping next weekend. I guess we’ll have all your questions answered then considering the final three will be there and they will be talking about the resolution to the season.
-As for Frank in next weeks show, here’s the clip ABC.com is running of Frank having his talk with Nicole:
At least ABC isn’t going to hide the fact that his talk with Nicole happened before he left for Tahiti. Frank says it in the piece “I’m supposed to be on my way to Tahiti….but I’m not going to Tahiti, I’m in Chicago.” Back in the spoilers Part 1 when I first reported this, all I knew was that the footage was shot after Ali left Chicago, but before he left for Tahiti.
I can assure you now, here’s how it broke down: Frank had his hometown date with Ali, everyone is flown back to LA for the rose ceremony, Frank gets his rose there, but before going to Tahiti, he goes to Chicago to film that segment with Nicole. I know a few you emailed me yesterday with, “What an a**hole to accept a rose from her after he had filmed getting back together with Nicole.” Well, he didn’t if that makes you feel any better. When he accepted his rose, he hadn’t filmed the segment with Nicole yet. Absolutely, 100% sure of that. They did it after the rose ceremony. Funny thing is, I never actually bothered to ask my sources that until I saw the clip. Placed a few phone calls, and they assured me, “Nope. It was filmed after he accepted the rose but before he went to Tahiti.” Done and done.
As for the clip itself, a few thoughts:
-Looks like it was a cold day in Chicago when they had Frank walking the streets. He looked like he was freezing his ass off. Good thing he didn’t go with the V-neck undershirt down to his naval again, or his nipples might’ve been able to cut glass.
-At least we know Nicole doesn’t have a future in acting the way she pretended to be surprised when Frank showed up at the door. Of course at some point she was informed beforehand, “Ok, here’s what’s going to happen.” Frank had to tell her this is what they planned on doing. She needs to sign off on it. Which she did obviously. She just won’t be winning any Emmys anytime soon. So no, there’s was nothing surprising or spontaneous about the scene. Frank was somehow convinced he needed to do this scene, so he tells Nicole about it, and they film it. No different than Ali’s phone call to Jake last season. Jake knew Ali was calling and they knew what had to be covered in the phone call. Same thing here.
-I’m trying to pinpoint who Nicole kinda looks like. Melina Kanakaredes with straight hair, maybe? Or how about a combination of Melina and Bethany, Ed’s ex-girlfriend?
-Nicole: “Without you, I’m just not happy. I don’t feel complete…I never would’ve thought somebody would actually complete somebody.” Well then apparently you didn’t see “Jerry Maguire”, Nicole. Renee Zellweger completed Tom Cruise. He told her so. And all the hopeless romantics started bawling into their popcorn buckets.
-I love how it dramatically ends with her telling him, “You need to come home.” Why don’t we just officially put this show on in the afternoon and run it five days a week before “General Hospital” cuz it’s just one big soap opera now. The drama that they get out of these no-name people is amazing. She’s telling him to come home like he’s an American soldier fighting overseas, but has a sick child at home that needs tending to. On the flip side, it’s awesome. Can’t wait for Monday! Ha ha…
-Yesterday I mentioned kind of rhetorically, “If the top three guys on the show aren’t going to be at the ‘Men Tell All’, and neither is Justin, what the hell are they gonna talk about for two hours?” Well, of course ABC has a plan, and if I thought about it for more than two seconds, I could’ve answered my own question. Since they won’t have Justin there to talk about the biggest scandal of the season, take a wild guess of who they will bring there to talk about it? Of course. Jessica and Kimberly. So just like when they didn’t let Wes show up and then spent a bunch of time ripping him, expect the same to happen with Justin not there. Not defending Justin here, but there was no way ABC wasn’t going to address the biggest scandal of the season, so why not bring in the two girls? Makes sense, I guess. So expect to see them there.
-People email me stuff all the time about stuff they’ve “heard” and most of it I just laugh off. I told you back on May 11th that you will hear different stories, and theories, and speculation for the next two months regarding this show. Happens every season and this is no different. All it is is just that: rumors and speculation. Until that finale airs, you’ll drive yourself batty thinking of all the ridiculous theories that are floated out there. I don’t concern myself with them. I know what I’ve been told by my sources and have never wavered from them once. If my sources are wrong, I’ll own up to it. But when they haven’t been wrong in 3 of the last 4 seasons (I never had any sources or info on Jillian and Ed’s season until afterwards with the Lindsey and Bethany stuff), I haven’t had to own up to anything. I’m not going to sell them down the river and blame them. Basically, we’re one in the same. They tell me stuff, I report it. I’m just the mouthpiece for what they tell me. If they’re wrong, we’re both wrong. But I don’t report it unless I believe them. And considering their track record, I have no reason not to believe them again.
-There is one instance when I ran with stuff that I shouldn’t have, and that will be addressed once Ali’s season is over. I think it’s time a lot of you are given the full story regarding that. I have no problem admitting when I was wrong, and yes believe it or not, I’ve actually been wrong once…ha ha. But lets just focus on the rest of this season, let it play out, then either sometime during “Bachelor Pad” season or shortly thereafter, I will address it.
I’ll be back posting Saturday night if something comes up regarding the “Men Tell All” taping. If not, expect it up Sunday night with a mini-recap of what goes down. If you have any questions, comments, praises, criticisms, etc go to the “Contact Me” link above, and those are all the places you can reach me at – email, Facebook, Twitter and we’ve added a Reality Steve Fan Page now, so join that if you’d like as well. Until then…