A few things to get to before today’s column. For those who have never been around on the “Tell All” episodes, these aren’t regular recaps only because, well, there’s just way less material to work with than a normal episodes with dates, roses, cheesy lines, etc. Same thing with the finale on Sunday. Next Monday’s recap will just be more of a summary of what we saw and since the ATFR is live, obviously I’ll have my thoughts on that. Also, I expect to have as many of your episode-by-episode “Bachelor Pad” spoilers as I can sometime this week, or by the latest next Monday, since it’ll be premiering that night. I’ve got most of it now but finalizing a few things. And after watching last night’s “Bachelor Pad” teaser, looks like we’re in for another season of debauchery. So next Monday you’ll have your “Bachelorette” recap and my final thoughts on this season, plus your “Bachelor Pad” spoilers. Then starting next Tuesday for the following 8 weeks, you’ll get your “Bachelor Pad” recap, along with your Thursday “Reader Email” column and continuing with the live video blogs that night. Also, your “Big Brother” recapper, Scott Ottersen is back this season with columns on Fridays and Mondays so check those out if you’re a fan of that show. I’ve never watched more than 5 minutes of “Big Brother,” hence the reason another writer covers it.
Even though I’m not much of a picture guy, I did set up an Instagram account this past weekend using my same Twitter handle, “RealitySteve.” Maybe it’ll force me to post more pictures. Or not. Maybe I’ll just use it to post some more of Maddie laying on the bed all day. Or eating a Frosty Paw. Or running at the dog park. Either way, you can follow me there now if you have an Instagram account and I’ll do my best to start posting more pictures.
This morning here in Dallas, Sean appeared on the Kidd Kraddick in the morning radio show with his sister, Shay. Not too many major spoilers or anything, but they talked about a lot of things regarding the show. You can listen to it by pressing the “play” button below:
Good to know that Sean never actually ran through the streets of Prague yelling Emily’s name, and that was actually taken from their hide-and-go-seek game they played on the group date the next day. And it was good to hear his sister admit that the family really liked Emily and they could tell Sean fell for her. Hey, maybe Emily would’ve picked him if they didn’t serve armadillo and instead served Pesto Chicken Paninis from her MixandMatchMama.com website. For sure Sean would be engaged right now if they served that and not some made up prank suggested to them by the producers. And oh yeah, throw in a Peach Bundt and a side of Snickerdoodle Neiman Marcus bars as dessert. Quick plug: I will be in studio next Monday morning with Kidd Kraddick talking about the finale from the night before, and previewing “Bachelor Pad” which premieres that night.
I know a lot of your are still asking me what’s going on with Fleiss’ tweets and my answer is still exactly the same as it was last week. I have no idea what he’s talking about. However, I had someone in the media email this link last Friday that I found interesting. Check it out by clicking here. This was filed in California court last Thursday. Maybe this is what he’s referring to. I don’t know. All I know is that he’s been making these cryptic tweets since last Saturday, and I’ve yet to be contacted by my lawyers from their side about any breach of the agreement I signed. And I don’t expect to be because, well, there hasn’t been any breach of the agreement on my end whatsoever, nor do I plan there to be. But quite an interesting lawsuit they filed against one of their own, no? Dude was funneling $600k into his own account. I’d say that’s some pretty shady stuff, so maybe that’s what got Fleiss all riled up. I have no idea.
I don’t know why it’s become an issue once again, but let me address any “Frequently Asked Questions” link people seem to ask me about. You know what’s funny? If I EVER did a FAQ link, which I’ll never do, but if I did, you know what one of the questions would be that’d have to go in there? “Hey, how come you don’t have a FAQ link on your site?” As I’ve said numerous times before, I have no intention of ever sitting down and crafting a FAQ link because, no matter if I do, repetitive questions are still going to get asked. Especially since any FAQ link would be about 5 pages long worth of questions I get asked numerous times. And I honestly don’t believe that anyone with a question for me is willing to check my site first, see if there’s a FAQ link, then search through all the questions before asking me in an email. They’re just gonna email me the second a question pops into their head. Which is what I expect. I’m not Wikipedia or Google. I don’t have to answer anything I don’t feel like asking. So yeah, when the “are the names on the roses” question comes up, I like to have a little fun with it, since I’ve answered it so many times. I guarantee if you google that, you can probably find the answer anyway.
A few of you seemed to take issue with, “Well Steve, some readers are new to your site and don’t know the answers to your questions and don’t want to go back and read through to find it.” Exactly my point. Every single column that I put up I guarantee you is being looked at for the first time by someone new. I can’t help that. So of course I’ll always have new readers. I understand that. But nowhere on my site does it say, “Reality Steve: The guy who answers every question you have about the ‘Bachelor,’ ‘Bachelorette,’ or ‘Bachelor Pad.'” I’m a sarcastic ass sometimes. I know this. Been this way since 5th grade. But don’t take everything I say so personal. This site isn’t for everyone. I’ve said that numerous times. If you don’t like it, then by golly, you certainly don’t have to read it. I’m just having fun with my site like I always have. In this day and age, people seem to be so sensitive to things they read, when in reality, it’s a silly TV show that I love to make fun of. You either get it, or you don’t. And it’s just funny to me when people seem to take me making fun of the “why is the driveway always wet” so personally. If it was a personal attack on the people sending in the question, uhhhh, don’t you think I’d be posting their email address or referencing them by name? That would be a personal attack and uncalled for. I don’t. I make fun of it, don’t answer it, and move on to the next email. I could be A LOT worse and lot more vicious in the “Reader Emails” if I wanted to, but I’m not. It’s all fun and games. Sometimes I just wish people wouldn’t take such offense to Every. Word. Out. Of. My. Mouth. It’s ok. Take a deep breath. Just having fun.