Reality Steve

The Bachelorette 8 - Emily

The Bachelorette Recap, “Men Tell All” Details, and the Mike Fleiss Tweets

A lot of things to get to before the recap, which is substantially shorter than most recaps. Why? There just wasn’t much last night really. Three solo dates, no drama, and no overnight stays. Kinda boring. However, I do reference a few things that happened last week during the hometowns since it wasn’t covered. Basically on the flight home yesterday, I started to write the column and realized that I had no interest in writing 10 pages of stuff on an episode that happened now 7 days ago. I’ve always prided myself and my website on having a column up the next day, because people don’t want to wait around to read something they saw the night before. And I think in 9 years of writing this column, last week was only the 2nd time that I didn’t have a column up the next day. I would’ve if the large individual wasn’t in the middle seat on the flight out, but sh*t happens, and once I landed, I just never got around to writing it. My apologies.

Last week I mentioned that I had removed all the “Burning Love” videos from the site so that should be the end of the Crackle ads. Uhhhh, I was wrong. Apparently they’re still there. My webmaster is still trying to figure out what’s causing them and where they are coming from, but we’ve had no luck thus far. It is not a revenue ad, I don’t make any money off them, I have no idea where they originate from or how they’re appearing on my site. Kinda frustrating since I’ve gotten a few more emails in the last week saying they’re still around. Just know we’re doing our best to try and get rid of them but right now, we’re kinda clueless. I’m not the least bit technologically advanced when it comes to this stuff, and even when I googled Crackle, there isn’t much out there. So yes, I know they’re still occasionally appearing and just know we’re trying to fix it.

As for the “Men Tell All” taping from Sunday, there wasn’t much drama since it was pretty much ruined by the guys there tweeting pictures with Sean that he was the one eliminated last night, but here are some of the basics from the show that I’ve learned, along with some information reported.

-The four guys called up in the hot seat were Kalon, Ryan, Sean, and Chris. Basically Kalon still walks around like his sh** doesn’t stink and he’s not well liked. Emily’s confrontation with him was quite tense, Kalon apologized, but she didn’t buy it. And neither did anyone else.

-The catfight being tweeted about was between Ryan and Chris. Neither of them like each other and went at it a bit. Chris called him out for not being there for the right reasons.

-When Chris was on the hot seat is when he cried, but admitted that his emotions on the show had a lot to do with the fact that he lost a good friend in a car accident shortly before he left for filming.

-There were a lot of jokes made during the taping regarding the silly “Emily and Chris Harrison are together” rumors. Kind of a running joke throughout the show.

-Sean and Emily had a civil talk and I guess she still never gave him a clear answer, but he did acknowledge her and handled it with class.

-Ryan claims he was misunderstood and a lot of the guys seemed to come to his defense. Not sure if that was all for show or if they really like the guy, but he seems to be over it all. And oh yeah, he tweeted last night that he was going to Boa in Hollywood because, you know, he wanted to make sure as many people joined him as possible. Definitely seems like Ryan has been bit by the bug, no doubt.

Once the previews for the finale aired at the end of last night’s show, I knew quite a few of you would be emailing me saying something to the effect of, “Are you sure your spoilers are right?,” or, “What’s with the previews? Doesn’t seem like Emily chose anybody,” or, “Looks like she’s gonna make her decision on the live AFR show.” If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it 1,000 times regarding this show. How many times do the previews for upcoming episodes have to lie or manipulate you before you stop believing what’s in them? Hell, it’s already happened three times this season. They’re showing you what they want you to see to cast doubt in your mind. I stand by the information I was given and what I said last Tuesday and that’s that Emily and Jef left Curacao as an engaged couple. Period. End of story. What they showed in the previews doesn’t concern me. They’re just hyping their finale, that’s all. What’s gonna happen on the live finale? No idea. I can’t predict the future. All I can tell is what’s already been filmed and that’s her getting engaged to Jef in Curacao.

Now, lets get to this Mike Fleiss twitter stuff. I’m sure plenty of you are aware of what he went on and on and on about tweeting yesterday. If not, there’s too much to copy and paste, so you’ll just have to go look for yourselves. My response, as it was yesterday, is I have no idea what he’s doing or what he’s talking about. Let the record be clear, I have not violated the settlement agreement, nor do I have any intention in doing so. I don’t need to. I continue to successfully spoil the show legally and he doesn’t seem to like it, so he tweeted incessantly about it on Saturday then again yesterday. I don’t know why he did it, I don’t know his motivations, and I don’t care. Let him continue to tweet as much as he wants, whatever he wants. All it’s doing is bringing more attention to my site, my spoilers, and the ruined ending of the show. Honestly, I’m shocked he’s taking that much time to acknowledge what’s out there, his thoughts on spoilers, and call me names, etc. No need to stoop to his level. He sent out over 30 tweets yesterday, responded to people calling him out, re-tweeted people in support of him, told one lady to go eat a salad, and I sent out one tweet saying I don’t know what he’s talking about. Yeah, I had some fun with him on Saturday, but it certainly wasn’t anything close to the level he attacked me for yesterday. I’m done with this back and forth stuff. It’s pointless. I have no idea what he’s talking about, so there’s nothing to address.

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  1. bklover

    July 11, 2012 at 12:16 PM

    Much has been discussed about Emily declining to have any of the final three spend the night in the fantasy suites due to her wanting to set a good example for her daughter, etc. But didn’t she spend the night in the fantasy suite with Brad on his season?

  2. jillbeau

    July 11, 2012 at 12:17 PM

    I couldn’t agree more! I only found RS’ site during Ashley Hebert’s season, and halfway through at that. It came up when I did a simple google search of something like “Who does Ashley Hebert pick?” It was only then that I was introduced to the world to Bachelor/ette spoilers. I have watched nearly every season prior and had no idea about spoilers. If you’re not looking for them, you’re not going to find them.

  3. JovisMom

    July 11, 2012 at 12:21 PM

    @ bklover – I am almost certain that she did not spend the night with Brad. I think she went and talked with him a little off camera but I believe it was like Sean’s date, where she left afterwards.

  4. RDTF

    July 11, 2012 at 12:33 PM

    During the tweeting frenzy I finally couldn’t take it anymore and tweeted to Fleiss that he really needed to take a break….and also said that he was obviously unaware that people that read the spoilers still watch the show. Trust me, viewership is really all that matters to a producer.

  5. lcs85

    July 11, 2012 at 12:34 PM

    I haven’t posted in 2 days! Why do I keep getting an error saying I’m posting to quickly?

    @jillbeau and @Kali

    I just looked at Fleiss’ twitter, and didn’t see anyone claiming to have accidently came on RS and read spoilers. Thats not what they said at all. The only person who commented said she saw in the comment section of Ashley’s blog (on so you know she isn’t promoting RS) who RS picks to win. That is actually how I found out about RS. Not Ashley’s blog, but another recap blog where someone posted in the comments that RS is saying Vienna wins Jake’s season. I didn’t go searching for spoilers, and I wasn’t looking to see who won. But once you read someone’s comment its not like you can unsee it, or decide that oh, that comments going to spoiler, I won’t read it.

  6. brooklyngirl

    July 11, 2012 at 12:46 PM

  7. twinkie kitty face

    July 11, 2012 at 12:54 PM

    cotton patch – really?

  8. RDTF

    July 11, 2012 at 12:55 PM

    brooklyngirl that’s funny – would love to know what Steve thinks about that

  9. JovisMom

    July 11, 2012 at 12:59 PM

    That is what I posted earlier on this thread….Might happen. There is all this craziness that is suppose to happen…

  10. jules1

    July 11, 2012 at 1:56 PM

    RS comments about this on his twitter page: RealitySteve ?@RealitySteve
    “For those asking, thats not Perez’s story. It’s on In Touch’s website today. Consider the source. Just more tabloid garbage.”
    I completely agree – this is tabloid B.S.

  11. DallasMs

    July 11, 2012 at 1:59 PM

    Let it be known, I’m “Team Sean”. But I commented to my friend that he does NOT appear to be a good kisser! It’s not that he misses the mouth/lips…he just doesn’t have the skills. Arie does ABSOLUTELY NOTHING for me, but I can tell…he’s got the kissing skills down. Jef? Meah. He looks like a little boy. But if you look at pictures of Ricky Hendrick….I see similarities.

    Sean was my pick from a character, and maturity standpoint. But even though he was my fave…I have to admit…he IS a bit boring. In spite of the “I still live here” and “steamed armadillo” at hometown, he doesn’t come across very playful. I think he is by far more solid, but Emily’s smile when she’s with Jef is just radiant. When he was reading her that letter, I thought she’d split her face open she smiled so big. To each his own. It’s not lasting anyway!

  12. awachspress

    July 11, 2012 at 3:21 PM

    Reality Steve,
    Is it true that Jef was her second pick?

  13. bluegnu63

    July 11, 2012 at 3:28 PM

    So much has been made about Jef’s youthful looks, but at least he’s going to be one young-looking grandpa someday, LOL. Even with silver or white hair.;)

  14. oliver12

    July 11, 2012 at 4:46 PM

    I heard on E! News tonight that one of the guys (Arie) leaves before the final rose ceremony because he can’t handle the pressure of what is going on and is not sure about the relationship, leaving Jef to win by default. Have you heard any rumors that this is true? Thanks!

  15. karynr

    July 11, 2012 at 4:53 PM

    There have been rumors flying around the past few hours. One rumor is that one of the guys tells he he’s not ready to get engaged and leaves, and another one is that Emily can’t decide and pulls a Brad.

    And it could all be hype to make it the MOST DRAMATIC FINALE EVER!

  16. missie

    July 11, 2012 at 6:45 PM

    My guess from the previews is that Emily sends one guy home before the end, like Ali F did when she just had Roberto at the end. Her dad saying you cant love two people at once can mean to her, there has to be one that you actually love and not the other. But what do I know!!

  17. jillbeau

    July 11, 2012 at 7:37 PM

    I definitely see your point! I did not read any blogs or anything either before finding RS. So I guess that I was opposite of you. I wasn’t aware that Ashley Spivey’s blog existed, Dana Weiss, etc before finding Reality Steve’s website and seeing comments regarding those blogs. I would just watch the show and be done with it. Now I’ve been introduced to this crazy world… πŸ™‚

  18. ccway

    July 11, 2012 at 8:01 PM

    Jellybug- I totally agree with you re Chris Harrison. I thought I was imagining it until I read comments that other people saw the same. Probably wrong but personally I think that would be an awesome ending. Although I do like Jef too. Was team Arie until she started questioning him and his answered led me to believe he isn’t quite ready to settle down. We will see…

  19. rustypup

    July 11, 2012 at 10:32 PM

    This article made me lol because it states that Jeff is talking to the media, yada yada. So who knows if this most recent ‘spoiler’ is correct. I doubt it. If Jeff was her second choice, and they barely knew each other after a handful of dates, why would he in his right mind stay with her?

  20. kasey31

    July 11, 2012 at 11:35 PM

    @liz123- just got home from a wedding.. yes, on a wed.. bc they wanted to get married on 7-11 at 7:11, not to be confused with the convenience store bc that’s what i thought she meant for the first couple of weeks..anyway, of course u would notice i spelled nazi wrong!!!! always trying to pick a fight with me.. LOL just kidding πŸ˜‰

    i was just trying to see if anyone picked up on it haha.. no, i just spelled it incorrectly.. it’s not that i am a spelling bee champ, and lord knows, i have many typos when i do comment.. but it’s the grammar that drives me nuts.. like one poster said the “their, or there,” instead of “they’re” little stuff like that.. shouldnt have said anything bc now i will get blasted for anything i might spell incorrectly.. and im way too lazy to double check..

  21. kasey31

    July 11, 2012 at 11:42 PM

    ps.. she did stay with brad..she said she wanted to set a good example for ricki, but she also said she couldnt decline the time it would allow for them to be together off camera.. the camera didnt show her leaving at night or in the am.. but im thinking she did stay over and they probably just talked.. i also think that’s why she was so upset with brad at the atfr ceremony bc he said early on he knew it was emily he wanted to be with, but he still chose to stay with the other two women in the fantasy suites.. im thinking she was under the impression that it was only her.. OR she knew if she declined there’d be a chance he wouldnt pick her.. but this time, she is the one in control..

  22. shelly44

    July 12, 2012 at 12:37 AM

    Its ok Steve, that you were a little late to write your summary.

    I was entertained in the meantime by going to the Bachelor and Bachelorette Forums in the Arie thread. A user Kelso__ is having a meltdown!

  23. bigfatwoman

    July 12, 2012 at 8:34 AM

    I really loved the diamond bird necklace Emily had on on Monday’s show… I did some research and found out about all 3 necklaces she was wearing at the end of the show:

    Diamond bird : $4409
    Diamond chain links: $2200
    Ivory beaded necklace: $5000

    I guess it’s very possible her wardrobe budget was over $300k. Yeesh!!

  24. annanoor1975

    July 12, 2012 at 8:49 AM

    @cyndi Can you please add me back to the fb page. I had access but was away last week and now don’t have access. I requested to join the group again. I don’t post much here but read all of the comments . Thanks

  25. iheartvino

    July 12, 2012 at 8:58 AM

    For those of you curious about Emily’s fashion and where you can buy what she wears on the show, check out this site:

    @Kasey, I’m with you on the grammar issue!! My biggest pet peeve of all is when grown, well-educated adults mix up “you’re” and “your.” Is it really THAT hard to remember which is which? My favorite is when someone says “your stupid.” Umm…. REALLY?

  26. JovisMom

    July 12, 2012 at 9:13 AM

    @ bigfatwoman

    “Diamond bird : $4409
    Diamond chain links: $2200
    Ivory beaded necklace: $5000

    I guess it’s very possible her wardrobe budget was over $300k. Yeesh!!”

    YIKES!!! I loved that bird necklace too!! I’m sure you can find a knock off somewhere…You may want to try
    I didn’t see one when I looked yesterday but since that just aired they may have one in a few weeks.

  27. annanoor1975

    July 12, 2012 at 9:33 AM

    thanks for the add Brandi to the facebook page. Since I am posting here, I already posted this on the fb page I thought I would ask

    Sorry if this is a repost but the most burning question I have is how many people really believe that RS never paid for info? When it came out that he said he would pay those contestants and then MF got wind of it, RS admitted to it as it became public knowledge as there were emails and the contestants stated this. But how many contestants or people associated with the show may have been paid for spoilers and haven’t revealed this as it also puts them in a bind. I for one do not believe that RS never paid for spoilers. Why only start saying you offered to pay for spoilers this late in the game. He’s been spoiling since Jason/Molly/Melissa. I don’t post much here because RS does annoy me but I love reading your comments πŸ™‚

  28. kasey31

    July 12, 2012 at 11:02 PM

    @iheartvino- LOL.. that is probably the one that people mix up the most, YOURE so right : )… and technology doesnt help bc now people just write “ur stupid” but, yes.. if youre going to use those words in your statements, make sure youre using them correctly for your own sake ; ).. pleeease!

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