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What Did Yesterday’s Tweet Mean, Is Bentley Showing Up Tomorrow, & “Reader Emails” – 7/22/11

For all your episode-by-episode spoilers of Ashleys season, either click on the “Bachelorette Ashley Spoilers” link at the top of the page, or click here. Also, your episode-by-episode spoilers for “Bachelor Pad 2” are now also in a link at the top of the page, or or click here. You’ve been warned.

Obviously after the sh**storm I created yesterday with my tweet, a lot of you are here today for some clarification on what I meant. Well, there were those who waited patiently until today, there were those that were skeptical, and of course, you had the wackos who completely flew off the handle and formed their own opinion. Let me explain. If you didn’t see my tweet yesterday afternoon, I said this:

“Whoa, whoa, whoa. It happened again? Another repeat of last season. Oh boy. Details coming tomorrow.”

And that’s absolutely true. Nothing I wrote yesterday was exaggerated or misleading. We absolutely have a situation brewing right now that mirrors exactly what happened during Brad’s season. However, it’s not the one 98% of you think it is. I worded that tweet very carefully and got the reaction I pretty much expected I’d get which was “Ben is the final one???? Hahahaha you were wrong!” Don’t believe that reaction? I’ll even share some of the emails I got in a bit. Anyway, the repeat of last season is NOT that I’m changing my final one from JP to Ben. Far from it. I’ve always known she was with JP and never wavered from it. All the info I had received up to this point pointed to why I knew it was JP, but it was info I just couldn’t share to protect sources. I never had any info that I could’ve shared which showed Ben wasn’t the one she chose. Until now. The repeat of last season that I was talking about was that the person who finished second is seeing someone now while the show is airing. Remember after I changed it to “Brad is with Emily” there were still some doubters out there, so I told you one of the reasons I knew it was Emily was because Chantal was seeing a guy named Jeff Razore? Which of course ended up being true since they are currently engaged. Well, here’s what I can now report on for this season’s runner-up:

Ben has been seeing Britt Billmaier from Brad’s season.

They have been seen with each other quite a few times over the last month or so and it’s not been to exchange stock tips or swap recipes if you get my point. Hey, good for them. Hope it works out. I showed you in Tuesday’s column what has happened to the last six or so runner’s up from this show, so I guess things look promising at least. This was more of my way of giving you all some proof that Ben is not the final one at the end, unless you just laid down your crack pipe and are thinking, “Well, maybe Ben is meeting up with Britt to discuss how in love he is with Ashley and is looking for advice.” Uhhhhh, not quite. These two were flirting on Twitter before he had to shut down his account (and she has subsequently deleted all her tweets that were sent directly to him), they both live in San Francisco, and as I said, they’ve been seen together on more than a few occasions out there. Trust me, they’re seeing each other. Just like Chantal and Jeff were last season. I have no idea how serious it is, where it’s headed, or if these two are headed down an aisle anytime soon. All I know is they’ve been seeing each other over the last month.

So yeah, was I supposed to find out about this? Of course not. But I did. And I’m sure ABC, and maybe even Britt and Ben, aren’t too happy this is getting out today. Not my concern. Their “relationship” just happens to be more a casualty of the real story here, which was to give you info on why Ben wasn’t the one chosen in the end. Hell, I’m glad Britt and Ben are together. I hope they run off and get married tomorrow. I should probably thank them for doing this since it gave me the needed ammunition to support the “Ashley is engaged to JP” stance I’ve had all season. I just wanted to give you something that shows Ben isn’t the final guy in the end, despite what the previews of the show want you to believe. Will Britt admit to it? Of course not. She can’t. ABC would destroy her because she’d basically be giving away their ending. However, once this season is over and everything dies down, maybe then you’ll start hearing stuff. Or maybe they’ll have cooled it off. I don’t know. I’m just giving you the heads up now since this has been going on for the last month or so. Hopefully those on the fence about Ashley being with JP will start seeing the light now. Ashley and JP are happy and engaged, just like I told you back on June 1st. The end.

Before gathering this news, I was gonna come to you today pumping up my sources for the info they gave me back in June when I told you that on one of their final days together, “Ben was wearing a solid grey t-shirt and Ashley had on jean shorts and a purple and white top.” If you saw this weeks story in “Life and Style”, you’ll see a pic of them on the beach in those exact outfits, so at least we now had proof those were the outfits worn. Here is what’s in the magazine:

“Secrets of the Proposal” – Life and Style Magazine

Tomorrow is the “Men Tell All” taping in LA, with the “After the Final Rose” taping happening on Monday. I noticed on Twitter yesterday that Ali and Jason are going to be up in LA this weekend, leading me to believe they are somehow part of the MTA taping. Not surprising. I mean, they are judges for the final “Bachelor Pad 2” challenge of the season, so it’s not completely random they’d be part of the MTA. Still not really sure on what their role is, but, I don’t think it’s anything major. I should have the MTA spoilers sometime this weekend. However, there is growing speculation that Bentley might be showing up tomorrow. But as I said back when his episodes were airing, if this guy were ever to show his face on camera again or do an interview, his only reason would be to apologize and save face. I seriously doubt this guy would possibly show up there to fan the flames even more. That makes no sense. If Bentley shows up, you can bet your ass it’s because he wants to clear his name, apologize, and just move on from everything.

One last note regarding the website. I’m sure you’ve noticed since Tuesday that the “View All” button has disappeared. We upgraded the software on the site over the weekend, but noticed that the “View All” button was glitching on Tuesday after I posted the column. Once you clicked it, it was taking you to a completely different page. So for the time being, we had to remove it until we can figure out why it did that. I know that might be a pain in the ass for some of you that like to read the whole thing without clicking through pages, but bear with us. We’re working on it.

Let’s immediately begin with three emails I received within an hour of my tweet going up yesterday. Sure, I knew people would immediately think I was gonna change my final one from JP to Ben, but to read these emails that had such venom and vitriol, well, I just had to laugh. Some people are so easily duped, I couldn’t help myself. And I won’t even mention the biggest troll on Twitter yesterday and how he reacted to my tweet. Geesh. As I tweeted yesterday, I’ll keep talking about the show and giving spoilers, and haters will keep talking about me and my site. If you don’t know who I’m talking about, it’s better off that way. You’re not missing anything important. Here we go with the three rocket scientists who couldn’t wait to see me be wrong. Even though I wasn’t:

#1 – “…If you’re going to keep getting the F1 wrong (while at the same time being so confident about it), HANG IT UP!…”

#2 – “…I saw your tweet this morning. Really, if you cannot get it right then you really should not put the so called spoilers out there. I know your defense is you got everything else right. That is true but, the fact still is the biggest spoiler is the end. You obnoxiously go the whole season declaring you know the ending and everyone will see when the date comes. Now again, you have to back peddle and look like a complete fool. The worst part is people have probably been congratulating the guy you said wins and putting salt in the wound. You owe him an apology.

So now all of us doubters get to gloat!!!!…”

#3 – “…Are you kidding? A repeat of Emily and Chantal? Wow! They must have people feeding you bad info on the end. I will not be reading your blog anymore. I really don’t care who leaves from week to week, but it sucks to think one person will be picked, to have them edit the show so it looks like that person will be picked, then right at the end- nope you (and this time even the magazines) were wrong…”

Comment: Womp, womp, wooooooooooooooomp. Suckers. You were saying?

I found your site during Deanna’s season and have been a loyal reader ever since. Now when I watch Ashely’s season, I am specifically looking out for funny bits and/or obvoius edits to see if you’ll comment on them.. sometimes you get it right on, but there are a few gems I’m surprised you missed. For example, when Ashely and Lucas were discussing his outfit on the wedding picture group date and he said he felt like he was wearing a dress, her response was CLASSIC, “It’s not a dress….it’s a long shirt” ???? OR when Ryan is talking about the environment and she says, “I don’t really know much about that stuff”… that STUFF?? Like the environment??? I think we have an idiot savant on our hands… good at denistry and dancing, Rain Man at everything else….

Comment: Hey, I can’t say I really say I’m an environmentalist either. And I certainly don’t really know the first thing about water heaters and how they function. I wouldn’t put too much stock into that stuff regarding Ashley. I think maybe since it was her last date after a long week and she knew she was gonna get rid of the guy, she was probably trying to hurry it along and get it over with.

Hey Steve,

I’ve been reading your blog for 2 or 3 years now and it makes the whole bachelor/bachelorette watching experience 10 times more enjoyable. I seriously doubt I’d still be watching the show without your blog. So many thanks. Your past few columns have been definitely some of your most awesome posts – I’m laughing out loud a lot. I wanted to just say that I think you deserve major props for how you’ve handled the spoilers this season. You’ve been humble and honest without being overly apologetic (because frankly you shouldn’t have to be). I totally understand where you were coming from with Ali and Brad’s seasons – you were confident in your sources and trusted the information, because everything else you got was dead on correct, so why doubt one piece of information out of so many true ones. I appreciate how you’re just letting the finale vindicate you, which I totally believe will. There’s no way Ashley isn’t picking JP, which leads me to my question….

Why are they doing such a terrible editing job romance-wise this season? The ignorant saps out there who watch this show believing its all real revel in the multiple intense relationships and hang on the edge of their seat to see who will win, all the while making their predictions. With the producers’ ability and willingness to doctor storylines, why aren’t they making the “connections” between Ashley and the other guys seem more genuine and intense?

Comment: Who knows why they do anything that they do? They’re manipulative people whose only goal is to draw viewers to their show. If that’s by creating a villain by splicing up their sentences, they’ll do it. If that’s by making their lead seem insecure by constantly showing her crying and talking about Bentley, they’ll do it. This show has won it’s 2 hour time slot for all eight original episodes they’ve aired this season. Something’s working and they’re certainly not changing it anytime soon.

Love your weekly run down on the episodes, best part of my week. The question/comment I have is this, every time I watch them fly off to another country and chow down on the local cuisine I have to wonder if anyone gets Montezuma revenge, most commonly known as the sh*ts. Anyone who has traveled knows that not getting the runs in a foreign country is hard to do, it almost always happens to some degree. You usually have some adverse repercussions of eating the local delicacies. I am totally side tracked with this thought during their dates, that is how boring those damn dates are. Have you ever known anyone to have to run off to use the restroom during a date? I know its sick but at least Im not asking where the Ashley’s spoilers are

Comment: Ha ha….now that’s something I’ve never thought of. Don’t know. I’m sure it’s happened to someone, somewhere over the course of 22 seasons, but I haven’t been told about it.

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  1. Cndgirl

    July 22, 2011 at 9:10 AM

    Haha. Ghostbusters!

  2. DawsMA

    July 22, 2011 at 9:22 AM

    No big shocker! The exchange about/between RS and Jesse whatever-his-last-name-is on Twitter last night was just silly. Steve nails every episode prior to it airing. No one else comes close to doing that. I think Jesse is just jealous that Steve has an “in” and he doesn’t. He’s hanging on to the franchise by hosting the Bachelor/ette Beatdown, on which they definitely discuss spoilers from time to time. Jesse actually doesn’t seem as annoying on that show, but on Twitter he comes across as so self-promoting. He made a Twitter for his newborn. (Lame.)

    Good for Britt and Ben. Cute couple! I love that couples form from the “rejects” in this show; it makes sense since they all meet each other and are in general a dynamic group of good looking, available, interesting 20 and 30-somethings.

    The letter from the 12-year-old is adorable. Cool kid!

  3. tvmom74

    July 22, 2011 at 9:36 AM

    Honestly, I don’t know how you can put up with some of the email garbage you get on a daily basis. I generally have a low tolerance for stupidity, so that would drive me INSANE!

    Anyway, I, for one, did NOT get bent out of shape yesterday over your tweet. Honestly, I don’t care that much. I read because you’re hilarious and sarcastic, two of my favorite personality traits. You’re doing a great job, so keep it up!

  4. brandygilbert

    July 22, 2011 at 9:42 AM

    Thanks Steve! Really had my heart going this time lol. So happy Ben found someone good for him! He certainly deserves it! As for the reader e-mails, loved them! Especially the one from the 12 year old and the last one. The last one almost made me choke on my drink. Wth does she think this site is for?! Helloooo….open your eyes and read! Ugh…anyway, thanks again! 🙂

  5. BLT

    July 22, 2011 at 9:57 AM

    The grief you are getting from midget Jesse is ridic. I tried to read his write-up about the show once and it was so un-funny and just BLAH. My dog could have written a smarter and funnier review of the Bachelorette than him. I question if he graduated from elementary school. Keep it up Steve!

  6. Steffers2222

    July 22, 2011 at 11:39 AM

    If you look closely at the Life & Style pics, it looks as though Ashley is saying “goodbye” to Ben….

  7. KESam

    July 22, 2011 at 11:55 AM

    Okay, why do so many people think that it is okay to ask you how much money you make? Astounding…

  8. Sunnyside422

    July 22, 2011 at 1:00 PM

    Had to laugh at the magazine article giving the big news…Ashley and final one spending alone time after the show ended. Really? How about Ali & Roberto on Moreea for 5 days after production wrapped and then flying to see each other in the safe house every other weekend for 5 days each visit! And how many other couples doing the same after the show ended. Not news…oh but it is for Life & Style. They need to read your blog Steve!

  9. stearlgirl

    July 22, 2011 at 1:32 PM

    LOL Check this out: So easy/funny to make fun of Ames. Gotta love him.

  10. AATxCutee

    July 22, 2011 at 6:06 PM

    Seriously Steve, suggesting that one of your readers get out a stool and rope and end it? If that happens I guess RealitySteve will finally go away. You’re such a pompous ASS!

  11. fluorophore

    July 23, 2011 at 2:19 AM

    Intentionally vague tweet. I can’t decide if I’m outraged or impressed.

    Ben and Britt makes a lot of sense. Both are pretty low key. Britt was criminally underrated. She deserved a better send off last season. Enjoy the free wine.

  12. penguinfan01

    July 23, 2011 at 4:28 AM

    I am a long time member of the Reality Steve Fan Club, I love the blog. I just wanted to comment that I believe that Mike Fleiss is such a snake, that he will do anything to discredit RS. So when he makes statements like he did as to Bentley not showing his face for the MTA, I think MF would go all out to get Bentley there. I think it is his goal in life to make RS look bad, and he will do whatever it takes. I believe that he would deliberately hand out scripts to his staff with a made up ending to try to narrow down who is leaking info. I know that when this show leads you in one direction, it usually ends out the other, such as Brad & Ali. That makes me think that since they are so obviously leading it to JP, that it might in fact be Ben. JP is the obvious choice, but going by their past record, I an skeptical. Does this make sense to anyone else?

  13. mommyof2

    July 23, 2011 at 6:49 AM

    Just watched the clip of Ames’ elimination from Stealgirl above, and it just made me feel even more sorry for him and like him even more! He just seems like such a nice, genuine guy who obviously was shocked, hurt, etc… and yet he kept his composure quite well. The clip is funny, though! You can tell that he definitely can’t hide his shock and disappointment. Hope he and Jackie work it out.

  14. Vanilla Thunder

    July 25, 2011 at 6:36 AM


    I believe that RS was referring to himself, not the emailer, in his comment. And you read his blog, but want him to go away? Hmm, something’s fishy here.

    It’s sad, but what makes Mondays tolerable for me is getting to laugh at The Bachelor/ette on Monday nights, and dull Tuesdays are made interesting from reading RS’s blog. Keep it up, Steve. 🙂

  15. morrigan0

    July 25, 2011 at 4:09 PM

    I love Joel McHale and the soup but that link was just the same stuff shown on the show set to different music. Still since that link wouldn’t load video I

  16. morrigan0

    July 25, 2011 at 4:09 PM

    found another and am now streaming loads of old clips…so thanks 🙂

  17. lexasmygirl

    July 25, 2011 at 10:14 PM

    Okay. I adore Ben so I’m glad he didn’t end up with Ashley. And I suppose if he’s happy with Britt fine. I don’t know Britt because I just started watching during Jake’s season, but her picture wasn’t on the Bachelor Pad 2 and neither is Ben, so I want to know how they met.

    And as much as I hope Ben’s happy…I am disappointed because I so wanted him to be the next Bachelor.

    Ryan’s too over the top as seen tonight. It’s more fun with a normal person. So if not Ben, then Constantine. Doesn’t look like either he’s in the Bachelor Pad 2 either.

    Thank goodness. That’s why I like Ben and Constantine.

  18. lexasmygirl

    July 25, 2011 at 10:24 PM

    Oh wait. I take that back. Britt was on Brad’s season. Don’t remember her at all, but she’s pretty.

    Still want to know how this came about.

  19. meriu1

    July 28, 2011 at 4:09 PM

    The only resemblance I see between Ben and Constantine is that they both look like they’ve had nose jobs. Same hair and same noses.

  20. daytripper17

    August 1, 2011 at 9:08 AM

    Please no Ryan for Bachelor,,,can we have a new guy, someone that we all don’t know….I am getting tired of ABC’s recycling of men and woman… its all a joke and I can’t help but watch ! I won’t watch if Ryan is the new Bachelor,,, yuk , can’t stand him..

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