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The Bachelorette 6 - Ali

What Happens in the Finale and What Happened to the E! Special – 8/2/10

For those that are unaware what happened with the E! special, here’s what happened. After the first airing on Wednesday night, the first replay was supposed to be a couple hours later. It ended up being a 1 hour special on Jennifer Aniston they pulled from their archives. The next replay was on Thursday, and that ended up being a 1 hour Miley Cyrus special. There were three replays over this past weekend. In each replay, it was the same exact show that premiered Wednesday night, except all my video and audio clips were removed, and replaced by a blogger/journalist named Delaina Dixon. But all Delaina did was repeat what I say, just reworded it. E! never gave me a heads up, and I didn’t know about it until someone texted me during the airing on Saturday asking where I was in the show. I got home, had it recorded, and realized what’d happened. As of this writing, E! has not given me an explanation to anything. Haven’t heard a word from them yet, but it’s fairly obvious what happened. I’m guessing ABC told them under no circumstances was I to be a part of anything regarding their franchise, and that I was to be removed. Awesome. If this doesn’t officially declare that I’m under their skin, I don’t know what does. Now ABC is strong arming other networks to have me removed from a show that they didn’t even produce themselves? Nice. Glad I bother them that much.

Especially when what I said in the special is about 100 times less damaging then what I write in my blog every week. That show was pretty much a fluff piece. I didn’t give out spoilers, I didn’t talk about Ali’s season, I didn’t give behind-the-scenes scoop. Nope. None of that. And yet they called within minutes of that premiere airing and told E! that the replay running two hours later had to be removed. Unbelievable. And then not only did they have me removed, they made E! go through the trouble of bringing someone else in to voice the exact same points I made, just reworded. And obviously that was done either Thursday or Friday of last week since the first re-air that had Delaina and not me was the 1:00 CST airing on Saturday. I’m not mad at Delaina. She didn’t do anything wrong. And I’m not really mad at E! other than I wish they would’ve informed me beforehand. It’s not like I’m sitting here and saying “Put my episode back on the air!” Not at all. I know that’s not happening. I just want as many people as possible to know what ABC did and show how scared they are of a freakin’ blogger they can’t control. This is fun.

Just in case you missed the one with me, and only watched the replays, I went back and watched both E! shows, the one with me and the one with Delaina Dixon. I took the first five scenes I was in and wrote down exactly what I said, then watched hers, and wrote down exactly what she said in the same spots. It’s laughable…

On talking about the Bachelor Pad:

Me: “The Bachelor Pad is basically a combination of Survivor, Big Brother, and the Bachelor. They’re gonna throw all these former contestants into a house, have some challenges, vote people off, and them add some sort of dating element to it.”

Delaina: “The Bachelor Pad, its got a soap opera element to it, we’re already invested in these characters, we’ve seen them over the past 14 seasons of the show. They’re competing in challenges, it’s a chance to find love, and more importantly, 250 thousand dollars.”

On Christi Weible, season 2 contestant that was a crying psycho:

Me: “Christi was our first bachelorette contestant in this show’s history to ever go full blown, stalker, “Fatal Attraction” mode. I thought at some point she was gonna pull a rabbit out of a pot of water.”

Delaina: “By the second episode, Christi she was waaay too much into him. You know, sometimes you gotta dial it back girl, dial it back. And he actually said it was kind of a “Fatal Attraction” case for him, so, luckily she didn’t boil any rabbits, so, that’s a good thing.”

On Andrew Firestone:

Me: “Andrew Firestone was like the first Bachelor they’ve ever had on this show who came from some sort of notoriety. Firestone winery, Firestone tires…that is his family.”

Delaina: “Andrew Firestone was the first guy that we actually knew his last name. He comes from a very famous family best known for their tire coporation…he also owns a winery.”

On Firestone’s looks:

Me: “I don’t even think it mattered what this guy looked like. He could’ve been a cyclops for all they cared, and I think women would’ve been like, ‘Where do I sign my marriage certificate’.”

Delaina: “When you have a last name like Firestone, you don’t even have to be good looking. Luckily for Andrew, he actually was a cute guy, he was very charming, very charismatic…”

On the rumor Bob Guiney slept with the most women:

Me: “The big rumor going around is that Bob Guiney slept with the most women in the history of the show. And the number that has been thrown out there is 5 1/2. I’m still trying to figure out how you sleep with a half a woman. I have my ideas…”

Delaina: “Bob Guiney has the record for hooking up with the most girls on the show. I think it’s 5 1/2. So we’ve been trying to figure out what the half is, and I’m thinking maybe it’s 2nd base. It’s possible, It’s possible…I’m not sure.”

I could go on, but you get the picture. I pretty much rest my case. ABC is that scared of me now that they are calling other networks and telling them to pull programming which has me in it, that they didn’t even produce themselves. If E! actually gets back to me, I’ll let you know what they say. But I think this says much more about ABC/Fleiss/Next Entertainment than it does about E! I understand ABC probably came to them and threatened if they didn’t take me off, then the “Bachelor/ette” franchise wouldn’t help E! out in any way. So in E!’s defense, sure, I became expendable. I’ve never done any work with them til that segment, so it was easy for them to listen to ABC’s orders. I just think it’s hilarious that ABC went to that extent just because they don’t like me telling the truth, giving spoilers, and exposing their show for how fake it is. It’s actually kinda funny. And them shutting me up by having me removed from that show proves how badly I’ve gotten to them.

Ok, enjoy the finale tonight and I’ll be back tomorrow with my thoughts. Just wanted to get it out there before it airs tonight and let you know what to expect. Be back tomorrow…

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  1. YouWereWrong

    August 3, 2010 at 12:15 PM

    You are really off base. Your site crashed yesterday and today because people wanted to see how you would deal with being wrong. And it is sad to see you lacked any dignity and humility. All you should have posted last night was “damn, I got hosed.” Because that it was happened. Not to hold you to a higher standard, but you stake your reputation on your sources and if they are wrong you are wrong. You trying to reason your way out of being wrong or trying to divert attention on how ABC is attempting to shut you down is just childish.

    You got it wrong. ABC won this round. You should give them the kudos they deserve. And as some have pointed out, whether or not they forced you off other programs – the network (and all gossip rags everywhere) owe you a lot. If it weren’t for you being SOOO far off base and what is better, swearing you are right, last night would have been rather boring.

    So thank you for that. Maybe next time you will learn what 100% means – that is all. Oh, and grow up and just admit you got played!

  2. Caroll

    August 3, 2010 at 12:49 PM

    For those who are criticizing Steve for being wrong, it is very easy to criticize someone else. I don’t notice that any of you are writing an entertaining blog with so many followers. Your anger with him is laughable. As I said in a post earlier, if you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen. Don’t read the spoilers if you expect them to be 100% perfect all the time.

    And Fleissing the E Special with a different narrator just adds publicity for RealitySteve…if Fleiss wanted RealitySteve to go away, his efforts have boomeranged on him!

    I will continue to read Steve’s blog and laugh at his jokes and not worry whether he is always 100% correct!

  3. meshelle8

    August 3, 2010 at 12:58 PM

    Sorry, Steve. You remind me of some teenage girl who talks about how great she is all the time and never shuts up.

    I do read your column when work gets a little boring, and although I am impressed at the lengths people will compromise their jobs to give you “spoilers” so you can entertain the masses…you have to stop saying that you only run with “facts”. What you run with is hearsay. I don’t care if they guaranty to you that it’s 100% true. They saw it with their own eyes, blah blah blah. It is one person telling you something that you haven’t seen for yourself, and hasn’t been confirmed until the show actually runs. Regardless of how often it’s true, until the show airs, you’re playing an adult game of telephone and to say otherwise is to be way more full of yourself than people already say.

    Say you have great sources. Say you 100% believe those sources. Say “my sources have been right 99% of the time”. However, even if they were only incorrect a handful of times in the hundreds of things they have told you, you have to concede: they aren’t necessarily facts. Your sources might be piecing a bunch of “facts” together and coming up with the wrong conclusion. I realize your track record is enough to enable your ego, but a little humility isn’t a bad thing. It might even make you more bearable. You opened yesterday’s blog by saying [to paraphrase] “who cares if my sources were incorrect for the past 6 weeks? What matters is that they gave me the information before the episode actually aired. And they are right.”

    Your tone makes it seem less about the fun of spoilers to the followers, and more about sticking it to ABC. What matters, Steve, is that you CONSIDER the fact that…you know what? Maybe you WERE fleissed. Just sit back and consider it. Even if the thought makes you sick to your stomach and makes you lose sleep. God forbid someone have a one up on you. God forbid they deliberately confused your sources with mis-information up until yesterday and then finally figured “what the hell…let realitysteve post his spoiler.” I think they cut their losses and figured they’d done their part. The fact that you won’t even consider that in your grand world of machismo ego makes you a less interesting blogger to follow.

    Enjoy outing ABC until it bores you.

  4. lalala

    August 3, 2010 at 2:45 PM

    im beginning to think all of these people bashing on Steve are in on it with ABC and the producers of the Bachelor/ette.

    Does it make you all that mad that he was wrong with one thing, yet he nailed it with everything else? He never even had to have this site up in the first place and you’d be stuck with watching the show live, as is.

    Just get it over it. Let’s see all these people bashing him find their own spoilers. Betcha they couldn’t do it themselves!

  5. Caroll

    August 3, 2010 at 4:07 PM

    I agree with lalala! The complainers should just get over it!

  6. Lucetto

    August 3, 2010 at 4:07 PM

    Great job Steve with your blog!!! I’m just mad at myself for not reading it before the show aired. Oh well, at least Ali was left with 2 wonderful guys. Looking forward to seing Chris as the new Bachelor !!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. AATxCutee

    August 3, 2010 at 6:45 PM

    Actually, I think ABC is under YOUR skin RS. Why else would you write with such a childish vendetta?

  8. Lucetto

    August 3, 2010 at 7:10 PM

    Keep writting your blog RS, you are doing an excellent job !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. dark_angel

    August 3, 2010 at 10:30 PM

    Just wanted to say RS that you are doing a fantastic job!!!! I’m glad I’m not living in lala land and believing all the hype and crap that ABC is feeding us. If anyone has a problem with what you’re writing, then they don’t need to read it….that whole free will thing right.

    I tuned in early for the spoilers when you first posted them, but tuned in religiously every week for your VERY entertaining commentary afterwards. That was by far the best part. So you got the finale wrong, big deal, everything else was right…thats what counts.

    Like you said we’ll just have to wait and see if Ali and Roberto actually last.Only time will tell…

    Thanks again for making the show interesting and entertaining again.

  10. betty

    August 4, 2010 at 11:55 AM

    i think you should take it easy on ABC, especially Chris Harrison. you shouldn’t bite the hand that feeds you…

    i also wouldn’t assume that E! cut your segment because ABC threatened them. there are a million reasons you could have been axed. why don’t you ask ‘your sources’?

    it was fun reading your blog when you weren’t so bitter. lighten up, steve!

    and no, i don’t work for ABC 🙂

  11. notbuynit

    August 6, 2010 at 5:14 PM

    Hey Steve,

    It looks like the FORTers bested you this time. No matter how you try to spin it they had the ending way before you did. You arrogantly kept sticking to the “Ali is single” line until the very end then you thought you could make yourself look good by “spoiling” the ending at the 11th hour.

    But you were too little too late.

    Hopefully this will bring you down a notch and wipe that arrogance away. Your blog was a lot more fun before you became a bitter man.

  12. reel_nut

    August 6, 2010 at 9:22 PM

    Dear MindiM

    I think that this person who singled you out did so simply because your post stood out visually due to its length considering all the posts that preceeded IT. Your comment was also closer to the top in relation to many others similar in length, tone yet critical of STEVE not because his blunder regarding prediction of the SEASON OUTCOME but of how he handled things from the moment he realized he blew it.

    I remember taking the time to glance at your ID, making a mental note of it, after reading your thoughts because I found them to be exceptionally coherent, insightful & thoughtful considering that though you were CRITICAL you were also RESPECTFUL & CLASSY as opposed to the FEW who opted for VICIOUS ONE LINE ZINGERS which served for nothing except reminding us all that some use the INTERNET to displace anger.

    Also “Groopie” behavior is a common phenomenum in blogs such as this. I just wish that those prone to idolize STUCK TO ADULATION & passed on “flaming,” but that will never happen simply because it takes a great deal of DENIAL to delude oneself that any one thing is either “all good” or “all bad.”And ATTACKING THOSE W/ CONTRASTING POINTS OF VIEW serves to reinforce THE FRAGIL WALL OF ABSOLUTISM SOME SO DESPERATELY CLING TO. So, there isn’t a hope or a prayer that “flaming” will soon be a thing of the past.

    Of course, it is said that “IGNORING” is always the best policy but no one can argue with THE WISDOM OF NOT ALLOWING OTHERS TO DEFINE US (***see president Carter’s failed re-election campaign).

    As for those here who keep saying until blue on the face:
    _ you are taking this way too serious people
    _ if you don’t like it there is the door
    _ it is NOT STEVE’S fault & he was right on everything but …

    And especially, for those DISINGENOUS ENOUGH to to attempt to characterize anyone failing to kiss A– at this point AS “ANGRY” ABOUT STEVE’s INACURACY, all I have to say is BE REAL. The interesting thing about written statements is that they are literally ON THE RECORD in both content & tone. So, to intentionally mischaracterize some put on the record MAKES ONE LOOK FOOLISH & DELUSIONAL.

    I myself posted 3 lengthy sequential posts which were quite honest & “yes, CRITICAL of STEVE”_specifically of HOW he BOTCHED WHAT SHOULD HAVE BEEN A SIMPLE ADMISSION that THIS TIME HE BLEW IT, NO MORE NO LESS. And I dare anyone to find any senseless cruelty or disrespect towards STEVE on my part, for the nature of my comments have always been constructive.

    I have noticed that there are a FEW here who seem to take upon themselves the role of GATE KEEPERS & curiously (if one bothers to notice) are the very same ID’s always as if these people are here to “GUARD STEVE’s delicate heart”to a degree of obsession that causes them to be EVER LURKING like GUARD DOGS READY TO POUNCE ON ANYONE WHO DARES TO POST anything CRITICAL OF mighty REALITY STEVE. Ironically they seem to be the main source of displaced anger around here. To be honest, since STEVE posted his Season Spoiler on May 11TH what really kept ME coming back was the overall intelligence of most who comment in this section.

    In the age of the Internet, when a blogger lights on the neon sign on the marquee & swings open his doors to invite the public in & ESPECIALLY WHEN OPTING TO OFFER READERS THE OPPORTUNITY TO SHARE OPINION & GIVE FEED BACK, one would HOPE THAT HE WOULD HAVE MORE MATURITY, CLASS & DECORUM than to ALUDE to his OWN READERS who HAPPEN TO BE CRITICAL OF HIM AT TIMES, as “FORUM LOOSERS.”

    ***for those who took the time to read my remarks w/ fairness in mind. THANK YOU. ;+]`

  13. UHadMeTilLooser

    August 29, 2010 at 4:37 PM


    I agree with everything you say. You really make good points and it tears at my heart when you say “Forum Loosers”. Oh you were so close, too! I apologize but I just can’t ever respect anyone who uses “Loose” for “Lose”. I’m so sorry. It breaks my heart because you make such good intelligent points in your comment.

    I’m not against anything you say except for your last word. Perhaps next time you will remember the proper spelling and your argument will be taken seriously.

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