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Bachelor Ben Spoilers

It’s Picture Day! Two More Contestants, Pics from Ben’s Group Date Yesterday, and Reality Roundup – 9/27/11

“Survivor”

I don’t even know where Brandon ranks right now in all time weirdest guys they’ve ever cast on this show, but it’s definitely not far from the top. If you’re 19, and you’re married, and you’ve found God, he’s obviously had some major demons in the past. Not sure what at this point, but by golly, he sure is making for some interesting television. On one hand you can say his outburst last night pretty much put a giant bullseye on his back and his team now thinks he’s a loose cannon and is of no help. On the other hand, you could say everyone on his tribe now knows he’s related to Russell, and for that reason alone, you could take him to the end since I highly doubt people will vote for him. He obviously is decent at challenges based on what we saw last night, so he’s not a liability there. And whether you believe him or not, he’s gone out of his way to get the truth out there about himself. Doesn’t benefit him in any way to tell the tribe he’s Russell’s nephew, so maybe they can develop some sort of trust in the guy. Except for Mikayla. He’s pretty much undressing her with his eyes so she’s a little skeeved out by that now.
Not to mention he told her to his face he didn’t like her without really giving her a reason why.

If there was anything funnier than watching Papa Bear run into the woods looking for the idol, I’ve yet to see it this season. To say that wasn’t the most masculine version of a run would be quite the understatement. If he would’ve skipped into the Jungle it would’ve looked more masculine. The Macy’s Day Parade thought that sprint into the woods was a bit much. It’s weird how some seasons of Survivor, you just know the old people don’t have a chance in their tribe, but then we’ve seen guys like Rudy go far, and Bob actually win it, and you wonder how they made it? Rudy might not actually count because he was on season 1 and that’s when no one knew anything about how to play the game and they were all new to it. But in recent seasons, it just seems like the old people really don’t stand a chance once the younger crowd gangs up on them.

What really confused me was Ozzy telling Keith he had the idol, then Keith telling Whitney that Ozzy told him for basically no other reason than he probably wants to get in her pants. However, Keith saying “Ozzy now has all the power” makes absolutely no sense. He might’ve had all the power if he never told you he had the idol, but the minute he told you, now you have the power because you’re the only one who knows, and now you have a chance to blindside him. Either Keith doesn’t realize this and he’s the sharpest knife in the drawer, or he’s just playing dumb for now and that’s exactly what he’s planning on doing. This show has aired 22 seasons. Have these people not learned to NOT tell people they have an idol yet? Especially someone like Ozzy who got sent home at Tribal Council with one in his pocket? Now, I still think even if Ozzy got sent to Redemption Island, he’d blow through everyone there in challenges and eventually re-enter the game, but if I were Keith, the very next challenge I lost, I’d gather the tribe and blindside Ozzy. If he gets to the end, he wins. Period. Lets see how smart Keith is. I’m guessing not much based on what we heard last night.

“X Factor”

I’ll admit, I’m behind on my “X Factor” watching. It’s gonna take me a while to get invested into another 2 hour, 2 nights a week show, especially with DWTS in season. However, I still don’t understand why Cheryl Cole was replaced based on just the hour we saw of her last week. I know Simon said that he just went with his gut and felt she’d be better off on the UK version and that the chemistry just wasn’t there, but from what they showed, I didn’t see it. She seemed fine to me. And I thought she was Engligh? Why does her accent sound like she’s a long lost relative of the Lucky Charms leprechaun? Not that I’m an expert on foreign accents, but I think I’ve heard enough actors to know what’s an English accent and what sounds Irish. Irish accents always sound like they’re asking a question, even if it’s just a basic sentence. That’s what Cheryl sounded like. I just thought she was English. The host of the show, Steve Jones, he’s got an English accent. I just googled “What’s the difference between an English and British accent” because it just dawned on me I could’ve been saying British instead of English this paragraph. I guess they’re essentially the same thing according to Google. Whew. Whatever the case, that’s still not as weird as the fact she’s dating Derek Hough. Seems like she’s much too much woman for Derek. Kinda like how Blakeley seems like she would crush Ben with her thighs.

I’m still deciding if I like the live auditions or not. They’ve done on “America’s Got Talent” for six seasons, but that show pretty much admits it’s a bit hokey and campy. “X Factor” is jamming down our throat this is a serious competition for the biggest prize in reality TV history, then they do all these edited crowd shots during bad auditions and it makes it less serious. Like the guy last week who dropped his pants. Of course they made the audience think he was naked and had Paula overexaggerate that she was getting sick and about to throw up, when in reality, the guy had a thong on. Sorry Paula. I’ve seen better acting on the “Bachelor” than that performance you gave last week. I’m still waiting for the day that someone can convince me having Paula Abdul on your judging panel makes you legitimate. I never understood it for her 8 seasons on Idol, and I don’t understand it now. At least Nicole is someone worth looking at. Why not just dump Paula and have Nicole and Cheryl as the two judges? Then I easily could’ve watched this show with the sound and my pants down.

I’ve obviously never watched the UK version of “X Factor” so I have no idea how this show works once the live shows start other than I know each judge mentors one of the four different groups. But what exactly does that mean? And what number of acts do they narrow it down to before the live shows start? And how many people perform each week? Is each week dedicated to one group? Two groups? All four? And why does LA Reid just seem like a cooler, hipper version of Randy Jackson?

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12 Comments

12 Comments

  1. SherryfromD

    September 29, 2011 at 12:43 PM

    Wow, seriously? Kind of ridiculous. What are they going to think of next for these group dates? The girl in pic #3 on the far left in the reddish/pink bikini, striped socks and ski hat with the ball on top looks pretty large in that pic, but then she looks regular in all of the following pics. Guess that first one is just a bad angle, but doesn’t even look like the same girl.

  2. carollia

    September 29, 2011 at 3:04 PM

    I thought they were going to start filming this new season in November, after Thanksgiving, that’s what RSteve said, so I guess these aren’t actual dates but only footage for the upcoming season right???

  3. Tiffany_Michelle

    September 29, 2011 at 3:45 PM

    Yes, these are actual dates. Filming began September 20th, and ends BEFORE Thanksgiving.

  4. boomboom

    September 29, 2011 at 9:02 PM

    Steve, just read your bit about the X-Factor and Cheryl Cole’s accent. She’s a northerner – a Geordie to be specific (Geordie’s are people from Newcastle). British accents run the gamut just like American ones – Brooklyn accents, Boston, deep Southern, Cajun, inner city, etc. Cheryl Cole has a typical, if not a bit stronger than most, Geordie accent.

  5. Dianne

    September 30, 2011 at 10:11 AM

    Sherry, you call that large??!! Wow..you must be built like a tooth pick. What exactly is your definition of “regular..somwhere in the size 2-4 area? What a terrible way to think.

  6. Dianne

    September 30, 2011 at 10:54 AM

    Curious to know what Blakeley Shea’s connection to the show is..should be interesting.

  7. Sunnyside422

    September 30, 2011 at 12:39 PM

    Well looks like Ben will get a room full of breast implanted bimbos. Didn’t get that with Ashley. Should be interesting to see which dopey broad he is drawn to! Hope I won’t be yawning through this season.

  8. CaliGirl

    September 30, 2011 at 3:12 PM

    My thoughts exactly, Sunnyside. I’m trying so hard to like Ben but every time I see a pic of him I just yawn. Did anyone see the very end of the BP2 finale and he was talking to some people from the audience? He just sounded so boring and a even a little arrogant. Oh well, hopefully some of these girls will have major issues and provide us with somewhat of an entertaining season.

  9. mommyof2

    October 1, 2011 at 7:45 AM

    I do think the idea of a group date snow skiing through the streets of San Francisco is a pretty cool idea. I’d love to do that, actually. However, I could do without the skiing in the bikini thing. That makes the date ridiculous. But, my husband’s looking forward to that episode. I like Ben, actually, but I have to say that he looks kind of like a fish out of water in the skiing group date without his shirt on amidst these bikini-clad women. You’d just expect a hotter-looking guy with a model-type body to be among these women. But, like I said, I like Ben and he’s more like a normal-looking guy. He just seems out of place in the pics from this particular date.

  10. heatherkm

    October 3, 2011 at 7:09 AM

    Funny how you say that out of 100s of pics of Blakeley you can’t find any with clothes on. That’s just not true. Maybe you didn’t see them because you didn’t look past the 1st page that pops up. You’re making her sound like a particular type of person & that’s not who she is.

  11. SherryfromD

    October 4, 2011 at 1:14 PM

    Dianne, calm down. I specifically said that she looked large in the FIRST pic, but not in all the other pics, and that the first pic must just be a bad angle. Don’t have a conniption fit. No, I am not a toothpick and what I meant was that in the first pic, she looks larger than the usual skinny girls that they have on the Bachelor.

  12. sophienettejc

    October 6, 2011 at 9:40 AM

    Check out better angle of Jaclyn on my site. Just search for JACLYN SWARTZ on http://sophienettejc.thedeadone.net/2011/09/13/bens-real-life/.

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