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The Bachelor Ben Recap Including the WTA Taping Date, Pics of Courtney & What Game Show Was She Previously On?

There seems to be a trend developing this season with a lot of Ben’s eliminated girls. What is it you ask? They all come off the show and basically trash Courtney, all while taking back handed shots at Ben in the process. Courtesy of, here’s Jennifer’s exit interview from last week. It’s one thing to see Courtney on TV acting like a bitch towards the other girls, or rolling her eyes, or not having anything nice to say about anyone, because, that’s what ABC is choosing to let us see. If she had great moments with the women, and they were her friends and ABC wasn’t showing it to us, then that’d be another story. But if you’ve read all the exit interviews of the eliminated contestants – Jenna, Shawntel, Britni, Monica, and now Jennifer – exactly NONE of them have come to Courtney’s defense. I’d say that’s MUCH more telling than what we’re seeing on TV because we know how manipulated and spliced that can be. None of these girls have gone to the, “Oh, it’s the editing. She’s really a nice girl and I had a great time with her.” Not one has said that, and I don’t expect any will, either.

Look at who we (most likely) have coming up with exit interviews. With Blakeley, Jamie, and Casey eliminated last night, I’m guessing Blakeley will be the one on the conference call this week (No one cares what Jamie has to say since she was a mute for the first 5 episodes, and I doubt they’ll put Casey on there, unless they do both Casey AND Blakeley, which is possible). Next week, I’m sure it’ll be Emily. The week after that, Kacie, unless they decide to postpone hers a week since she comes back in Switzerland to warn Ben about Courtney. Whatever the case, it doesn’t seem like any of those girls responses to Courtney will be any better than the previous five who’ve been eliminated. Jenna called her “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde,” Monica wasn’t a fan, Shawntel thinks she didn’t get a rose because Courtney brainwashed Ben, and even Britni didn’t have anything nice to say about Courtney. This speaks volumes.

However, with that said, can we back off a bit on all the hatred towards Courtney? It’s what I say every season, and it’s what I’ll continue to say until this show goes off the air, IT’S A TELEVISION SHOW. Courtney’s “character” was crafted specifically to get this reaction from the audience. Why can’t people watch Courtney on TV and just say, “Jeez, I hope I never run into that girl. She seems a bit nuts” and then go on with their lives? To yap away on how much you hate her, and verbally assault her on comments sections, message boards, the Bachelor Fan Page, seriously people, get a life. Is Courtney annoying a lot of women? Yes. Is she conniving and manipulating on the show? Absolutely. Am I fan of hers? No. But why she bothers someone sitting at home watching TV enough to verbalize your thoughts on the internet about someone you don’t know is beyond comprehension. I don’t hate Courtney. I don’t know her. Neither do you. It’s the same thing I talked about during the Ali/Roberto break up. People, back away. Quit living your lives vicariously through what you see on TV. And if this show, and Courtney in particular, is making your blood boil this much, reassess your priorities in life because they’ve seemed to escape you. I make fun of this show because it’s silly and easy to do. You should too. Try not to take what you see on TV at face value and just laugh at it. I’m appalled at some of the things I’ve read towards Courtney on the internet.

And continuing on the topic of Courtney, if you missed last Thursday’s live video blog, here’s something for you: All these rumors that you hear about Ben and Courtney being broken up are just that – rumors. I’m here to tell you none of these stories have any merit, and they’re only being rumored because people are trying to claim they know something that isn’t true. There’s no story in saying, “Ben and Courtney are engaged.” I reported that two months ago. So to get any sort of attention, of course someone is gonna come out with “Ben and Courtney are split up.” Just like people didn’t want to believe Jake got engaged to Vienna. Then when they accepted that, it was “Well, he might’ve gotten engaged to her, but they aren’t together now.” Both of which ended up being wrong. Or people saying that Ashley wasn’t with JP, she was with Ben. Can you imagine what the response would be like right now if I NEVER said who Ben was engaged to, and just left it at the final two of Lindzi and Courtney? Do you think ANYBODY would be saying he’s engaged to Courtney? Of course not. So don’t pay attention to rumors with no basis because they are just not true. Ben got engaged to Courtney in Switzerland and they are still engaged as we speak. Period. End of story. Don’t question it, just accept it because it’s 100% true. Anyone who says otherwise is just trying to draw attention to themselves.

Finally, the paparazzi was able to get shots of her last weekend in Beverly Hills and Santa Monica. I believe this news source was able to grab the first public pics we’ve seen of her since the show started airing. She just must have some sort of deal with the company that makes those t-shirts since that looks like the same type of design as the “Be Nice” shirt she was wearing on the show last week. Here’s the link:

Courtney Robertson Paparazzi Pics

Also, looks like our little Jezebel was on a game show in New Zealand back in 2005 called “Treasure Island: Couples at War.” According to the bios, she was dating some hunky South African born guy who was the grand champion of “Fear Factor” here in the states in 2003, before moving back to New Zealand. Two things that kinda stand out when looking at that bio: Either it was a misprint, or her last name used to be “Robinson.” Also, not that Courtney is the most chesty woman in the world, but I think we can see now she’s had a little work done in that area since her appearance on this show. Here’s the link:

Treasure Island: Couples at War

The “Women Tell All” taping is going to be Friday, February 24th and set to air Monday, March 5th. I’m sure a majority of that show will be the women giving their thoughts on Courtney, which she will not be a part of obviously because she’s in the final two. As for the “After the Final Rose” taping, I’m not sure of the exact date, but it will be some time after the WTA taping. In the past, it’s been the Tuesday or Wednesday before the finale, so you’re looking around March 6th or 7th, with the finale airing on March. 12th.

And here’s something funny I found. They had it on the Bachelor.TV site a week ago, but then it got removed for some reason so I had to search for it on You Tube. It’s Nick Peterson from Ashley’s season giving a 2 minute “instructional” video in his banana hammock. Hey, if it takes wearing a wig and a speedo to look like that, watch out 24 Hr Fitness, I’m gonna shock the world in there today. I’d say this guy seems to know what he’s talking about when it comes to fitness. If I were in Florida, I’d train with this guy. Especially if we got to rock out to LMFAO in speedos every day:

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  1. Dianne

    February 9, 2012 at 7:30 AM

    Wow, oh wow! Would you people PLEASE chill? You are all getting way, way, WAY too serious here..and your posts are just not acceptable to read. Take it easy, relax, and realize that what Steve is putting down here is about a TELEVISION SHOW, and not real life! Steve does what he does, and he does it best. If you don’t like what your reading, then stop reading and take a step back. Geesh!!

  2. locondcoco

    February 9, 2012 at 10:43 AM

    karynr: it’s “COULDN’T care less”, becuase if you COULD care less, well, then just do so. Sorry, if you did it once, maybe twice, i would have let it go. but you said it like 15 times per paragraph.

  3. esayer

    February 9, 2012 at 10:44 AM

    I think Courtney is by far the funniest contestant the show has ever had. She knows it’s a joke, and she’s playing it up. She’s being real, she’s saying how it is. Love love love it!! If I were one of Ben’s girls, I bet I’d be friends with her. She does not beat around the bush like everyone else does. Life is too short to be anything but honest, and that’s what she’s doing. Go girl!

  4. esayer

    February 9, 2012 at 10:54 AM

    Oh, and one more thing…I have NO IDEA why you all love Eminemily so much! She reminds me of the ‘popular’ girl in my class in HS…total bitch and makes weird faces all the time. She is so not cute. Do not understand…

  5. karynr

    February 9, 2012 at 12:42 PM

    I’m so sorry if using the incorrect terminology a few (not 15) times bothered someone so much. Now can I go back to the real reason I come onto this site :)! The ENJOYMENT of reading everyone’s comments regardless of typos, etc.

  6. carol

    February 9, 2012 at 2:29 PM

    Diane, your comments are so condescending and believe it or not, no one died and put you in charge. To tell commenters to “relax”, “chill”, “take it easy”, or “take a step back” is inappropriate and you might want to take your own advice. All of the comments are completely appropriate for this forum and totally “acceptable to read”. This is precisely the right the place to express one’s thoughts about the show, its characters and/or this blogger.

  7. offisurswife

    February 16, 2012 at 8:02 PM

    It was 2 toothbrushes on the counter against a mirror….not 4 toothbrushes. Just pointing out….

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