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“Bachelor Pad” Finale Spoilers

The “Bachelor Pad” finale taped last night in LA. I will give you the spoilers to that in a bit, but obviously since I last wrote Thursday morning, obviously some news came forward regarding the Emily and Jef relationship. When I posted Thursday morning, I said it was a non-story because US Weekly had no pictures, no text messages, nor did they have anyone on record confirming the story. So if you read what I wrote (which some of you obviously didn’t), I specifically said “Wake me when something interesting happens between those two.” Well, that happened about two hours after I posted when Jef’s brother Mike went on record and confirmed the story to US Weekly. Obviously, the Jemily fans freaked out, saying he was an opportunist, he sold out his brother, blah blah blah because they don’t think anything could possibly be wrong with their favorite couple. After getting more information over the weekend, this is what I’m hearing: Mike was NOT paid to confirm the story to US Weekly, which immediately shoots down the crazies who were saying, “Well of course he confirmed it. They paid him!” I’m hearing they didn’t. Also, US Weekly is not letting this story go. You don’t run a “cheating” story on the front page of your magazine if you didn’t have solid proof. Now their definition of “cheating” in this instance is different than the Stewart/Pattinson and Rimes/Cibrian cheating scandals they broke, but, what they’re essentially saying is “Emily and Jef are engaged and we’ve been made aware of sexts she was sending and receiving from another guy.” So that’s the “cheating” they’re referencing in this instance. US Weekly might be 75% garbage, but name me one cheating scandal that they put as their COVER STORY that they were wrong about. If it was just rumor and speculation, or stuff they were hearing, it just would’ve been a half page story in the magazine. It went on the cover, which means they think they’ve got something.

As I tweeted later on Thursday, I’ve heard the guy in question that Emily was allegedly sexting was former Heisman trophy winner, and current Oakland Raider backup QB, Matt Leinart. Apparently that’s what US Weekly will run with this week. I don’t know any details other than that’s the guy in question and expect to see that in the tabloids when they hit stands Wednesday. I’m going to give all my Emily and Jef thoughts in tomorrow’s column, but for now, I’ll just say that if you look at his brother Mike’s statement to US Weekly, I have a feeling that this guy isn’t playing with a full deck. I think Mike knows a fight happened, but he didn’t think confirming it to US Weekly would cause the sh**storm it did. I think he’s totally oblivious to how the media and tabloids work, and basically had no idea what he was doing when he went on record to confirm the fight happened. So they denied the story when it first broke Wednesday, Mike confirmed the fight happened the next day, then they said Friday the story is “100% false.” So someone’s lying. So Mike didn’t get paid, but he just felt to randomly tell a tabloid a fight did happen, even though in the same statement he says things like “mistakes happen,” “I’m just looking out for my brother,” “We still love Emily,” and “We hope they get through this?” I would think if he was jealous, or being vindictive, he would’ve been slamming Emily in the statement saying Jef should leave her and what not. He didn’t. He basically said the exact opposite. Which pretty much shows me he was clueless to what a whirlwind media firestorm he would start by confirming the fight happened. So to all the Jemily fans, just because you don’t like Mike and are already crucifying him on his Instagram account, doesn’t mean it’s not true. The guy should’ve basically said nothing and kept his mouth shut, then no one would’ve ever known about a fight. Now they do. Full thoughts coming tomorrow. Lets get to the “Bachelor Pad” finale spoilers…

-Last season, the finale was 3 hours long. The first hour was the from when the show taped, then the actual taping where they vote on the winner was 2 hours long. According to ABC’s tv schedule, they only have 2 hours allotted for that night, so I’m assuming the first hour will be the footage from the final challenge, then the decision made by that final couple on who to take to the finals, then the second hour will be what taped yesterday.

-Looks like needs to be commended. They broke the Tony/Blakeley story before it even took place. Impressive. If you follow Blakeley on Twitter, you saw that she had a going away party last week, and that she’s moving to Portland in a week. Well, now she has more of a reason to. Tony proposed to her at the taping while she was up in the hot seat and she said yes. She is moving in with him and his son. Interesting couple definitely, and I’m guessing Neil Lane no doubt probably supplied the ring to all this and Tony didn’t pay a cent, but nonetheless, looks like we have a new couple spawned from “Bachelor Pad.”

-Rachel and Michael kinda have it out over what happened to them. Remember last week when I referenced the fact of would you think differently of Michael if he had girlfriend before the show that he got back together with after filming? Well, it’s all addressed at the taping. Michael was seeing a girl named Emily from Chicago that he met during one of his touring shows before filming started, I guess broke it off right before leaving to film (assuming so he could hook up on the show), then they started back up right when filming was over. He’s certainly not hiding her on Twitter. Pretty easy to figure out who it is. So I don’t really understand why his whole mantra on the show was “I’m here for love.” It was basically a lie. There was never a serious relationship with him and Rachel, which I alluded to in Thursday’s email bag. I guess Michael’s reasoning for not trying with Rachel was the long distance thing and Rachel basically called him out for it because she’s aware about the girl Michael is seeing in Chicago. Michael I guess felt bad about the whole thing watching it back and that he didn’t know that Rachel was really falling for him because she never told those things to his face. She only said it in ITM’s. Whatever the case, they have a fairly big blowup over all of it. Although I do hear it’s pretty serious between Michael and this Emily girl and either she’s gonna move to LA, or he’s moving back to Chicago. But lets face it, the Michael we saw on “Bachelor Pad” was definitely not being 100% honest with Rachel. He knows he had someone else he was more interested in the whole time.

-Not much on the Erica/Michael fallout, but apparently Erica has words for Kalon for him trashing her in the media about her weight, etc. She even tells Lindzi to watch out because Kalon is a womanizer. Which brings me to an email I received last Wednesday the 22nd that I figured I’d share now since it’s relevant to what Erica said:

“I know you just posted about Kalon and Lindzi being together, but Kalon and a bunch of his buddies were out and about in Manhattan Beach this past weekend (Friday night at Twelve and Highland), and my girlfriends said that he looked very single (flirty and what not). There weren’t any girls with them either. Don’t know if this means anything, or this is just Kalon’s normal boyfriend douche-bag behavior. I don’t even really care myself, but just thought I’d pass some information along.”

Exactly none of this should surprise any of you.

-As for the votes, Nick and Rachel and Chris and Sarah are the final four (in case you didn’t remember). Nick and Rachel win almost unanimously. I think only three people even voted for Chris and Sarah. And in the same as the first two seasons, Nick and Rachel are then sent off stage to decide what to do with the $250,000. If they both choose “Share,” they split the $250k (like what happened the first two seasons), if one chooses “Share” and one chooses “Keep,” the person who chose “Keep” gets all $250k, and if they both choose “Keep,” then each of them get nothing and the rest of the cast splits $250k. They come out from backstage, and Rachel choose “Share.” However, Nick chose “Keep,” so Nick wins all $250k.

-He says how no one came on this show to win $125,000. They all wanted to (and talked about) winning $250,000. Nick said he never had an alliance with anyone, Rachel included. He was always just out for himself. So he wins all the money. Rachel is mad at Nick because her argument is that everyone that voted for Nick and Rachel voted for them because of her, not him. Then he went and took all the money. She apparently stormed off and was very upset/angry, hence the reason she apparently was a drunken mess at the after party and got sick. No Michael. No money. Sucks to be her.

-Only other thing worth noting is that apparently Chris was butt hurt because he basically knew the people in the house didn’t like him or his behavior, so he knew they weren’t gonna get any votes.

-And no, they didn’t announce who the next “Bachelor” is. I’m guessing that announcement will not come until we get closer to the Sept. 20th start date.

Talk to you tomorrow with my full thoughts on the Jef and Emily situation and your “Bachelor Pad” recap.



  1. lcs85

    August 28, 2012 at 11:57 AM

    @penguinfan01 Yes, during last weeks episode I kept asking who had Erica Rose as a partner, or if she even had a partner. I could name all the girls, but there wasn’t enough guys to go along with all the guys. I was thinking an extra guy must have left or being eliminated when I wasn’t watching. Then at the end of the show when Rachel and Nick became partners I was finally able to figure out that there was an even number of gals and guys.

    @Dianne How do you think Jef started up his business? With his own money he worked hard for?! No, that is all his parents money. Typical trust fund baby starting up company with his parents money so he can feel good about his life, and feel as if he is a working man.

  2. Dianne

    August 28, 2012 at 12:19 PM

    @lcs85 – well, I must say that Jef has done quite well growing the value of the “trust fund”. Guy’s gotta be doing something right.

  3. liz123

    August 28, 2012 at 2:33 PM

    What’s so wrong with taking your “trust fund” and starting a business of your own with it? Would it be better if he just sat on his ass & lived off his trust fund & didn’t work to contribute & build off of what he was given? And anyone who would say that they wouldn’t take that trust fund money is full of honey boo-boo, in my opinion. 99% of us would take money if offered to us. What percentage of us would actually do something good with it & something to grow that money? I would venture to guess, it wouldn’t be that many. I commend Jef for not just sitting back & living off that money, but using it as a launch pad for something more.

  4. ironside

    August 28, 2012 at 3:06 PM

    About snooping: My wife usually leaves her iPhone lying around in the den or dining room. So when she receives a text, the phone sets off an audible indicator as such and the text message appears in a blue box. So sometimes I tell my wife that she received a message from so-and-so about whatever. That’s not snooping. Now if one of those messages was sexually suggestive, I would want to know WTH that was about.

  5. iheartvino

    August 28, 2012 at 3:08 PM

    From everything I have read about Jef’s company, it sounds like he has done a lot of good with his trust fund $. Good for him and I wish more trust fund babies would do something other than spend it on themselves. Granted, having the money no doubt helped him launch his program and make it successful, but is that something he should be faulted for?

  6. iheartvino

    August 28, 2012 at 3:10 PM

    @ironside, I agree that that is not snooping. My husband and I do the same thing if one of us happens to be closer to the other person’s phone.

  7. kasey31

    August 28, 2012 at 3:32 PM

    reg the phone: doesnt matter to me if the other person says, “please read me every text i receive today..” i just think it’s.. wrong. i dont know, im probably alone on this, but there has to be some sense of privacy in a relationship (esp in a serious relationship where u share just about everything else), and i think your converstation with friends should be one of them.. has nothing to do with trust, but more to do with respect.. if someone is cheating, sexting, talking inappropriately with other people, chances are theyre gonna get caught in the end anyway..

  8. kasey31

    August 28, 2012 at 3:59 PM of course, idk how this went down.. if he was like, “hey em u just got a text” and then happened to look down at her phone to see some guy’s half naked body, well then i dont blame him.. if he were actually snooping through her texts, i dont think thats right..

  9. Athena

    August 28, 2012 at 4:29 PM

    kasey 31 – I agree 100% with you. If you and your partner have an explicit agreement that your phones are “shared”, then that’s one thing. But, on the other hand, just because someone leaves their phone lying around, that doesn’t automatically give anyone nearby the right to snoop. And, it’s still snooping if Jef says “Hey Em, you just got a text” and then without her saying “Great – see who it’s from”, he takes the liberty of looking anyhow.

  10. kasey31

    August 28, 2012 at 4:32 PM

    one more thing.. i agree with @dianne, @liz and @iheart, so jef received a trust fund as a child.. and, whats the point? many kids receive trust funds, it’s what u choose to do with that money that indicates who you are as a person.. many trust fund babies would take that money and do nothing to help others with it.. he is a rare breed to choose to do good with the money he received.. in all honesty, idk if i would have had the maturity to start that sort of business at his age if handed a large sum of money in my 20s.. i applaud him for that, i dont judge him for it..

  11. kasey31

    August 28, 2012 at 4:34 PM

    @athena- right! and i highly doubt she would have given him that authority if she were sexting some other guy..

  12. iheartvino

    August 28, 2012 at 4:40 PM

    On some phones, you can have the settings to where the actual incoming text pops up on your home screen. I have my iPhone set to display texts on home screen mainly so I can glance at it when I’m at work. It doesn’t show the entire text if it’s long, but it will show who it’s from and the first part of what it says. So it’s possible that Jef saw these texts innocently if Emily had stepped away for a min and left her phone to where he could hear/see the text come in.

  13. Athena

    August 28, 2012 at 5:11 PM

    iheartvino – if you were sexting someone you didn’t want anyone to know about, would you really set your computer to show anyone who happened to be nearby so that they could get a good idea of what was going on? Didn’t think so. I realize that this whole discussion doesn’t have any real link to what did or didn’t happen between Emily and Jef, but it is an interesting discussion of norms and ethics isn’t it?

  14. kasey31

    August 28, 2012 at 6:12 PM

    @iheart and athena, it is so hard to say exactly what happened bc obviously we werent there, but i do think that if she were sexting with someone, she wouldnt be stupid enough to leave her phone unattended and to where jef could see it! if she did, well then thats her own fault for being so stupid..but, on the other hand, regardless of what happened, jef shouldnt be going through her mesgs..

  15. iheartvino

    August 28, 2012 at 9:46 PM

    @Athena, no, course not. I never said that was the case for Emily- my point was simply that you don’t always have to snoop or go into someone’s texts to see them. Sometimes they can pop up on the screen, depending on the phone and the phone’s settings. Only Jef and Emily know for sure what happened in their situation.

    It IS interesting to hear people’s different perspectives on the full phone disclosure issue though, I agree. 🙂

  16. megbird711

    August 29, 2012 at 9:51 AM

    The reason he can’t tell us gossip is because it’ll become more obvious who is sources are. For example, if they know a lot about the girls of Bachelor 16, then they are probably from that season. Then that will ruin spoilers for the show, and I sure as sh*t don’t want that! So I’ll give up gossip for the sake of finding out spoilers!

    As for the Jemily situation, I really had hope for them, but I’m starting to agree with Steve. Jef is too good for Emily, as was Sean. Arie and her might’ve worked, only because they’d be too busy covering up their own tracks to notice the other one was cheating. So maybe those two crazy kids would’ve made it, seeing as if one found out the other was cheating and being sneaky, they couldn’t really say much because they were doing the same thing.

    I think it’s amazing that Nick wins and takes all 250k. Rachel should’ve known that people can screw you over. It’s not like Nick was her boyfriend or even her partner from the beginning. They paired up because they had to. She learned that you can’t trust men from the Bachelor franchise- GOOD. Maybe then she won’t date one, because she sure as hell won’t find love with attention, fame-wh*ring men. I mean I’m sure it seems more obvious to us in hindsight and seeing the ITM’s that he was going to pick “keep”, but she really should’ve seen it coming. I would’ve picked “keep” if I was her, because she should’ve known she was in this alone. It’s not like they had any freaking loyalty for each other. She didn’t pick “share” to be loyal, she did it because people had done it in the past and gotten 125k and she thought it was the best way to win money. She shouldn’t have even been in the finale anyway, they basically got in by default.

  17. megbird711

    August 29, 2012 at 9:58 AM

    And as far as people saying he shouldn’t be going through her messages…. are you freakin serious?!?!? I always say that when you snoop and don’t find anything, you are crazy. If you snoop and find something, you are smart. Our instincts, especially as women, are usually firing off for a reason. 9 times out of 10 they are right.

  18. Dianne

    August 29, 2012 at 11:16 AM

    @liz123 – love, love, LOVE, your reference to honey boo-boo in your post above! Too funny!

  19. Athena

    August 29, 2012 at 12:52 PM

    megbird711: I agree that when our antenna are going off, it’s happening for a reason. That reason could be due to what the other person is up to OR it could be that we have our own issues that are being triggered. We don’t always know or interpret the reason correctly. Not finding anything doesn’t necessarily make us “crazy”, and having to find out out by snooping makes us nosey and untrustworthy, not smart, IMO. If we can’t address things directly and honestly with our partner, then we need to either look at ourselves and question why we stay in the relationship or we need to look at choosing someone different.

  20. realityapple

    September 5, 2012 at 4:07 PM

    ”No Michael. No money. Sucks to be her.” Damn!!!!!

  21. magpie1230

    September 10, 2012 at 7:23 PM

    Ah poor little self-absorbed Rachel. You are flabbergasted and ask why the audience reacted the way they did when Nick won the GAME and took home $250,000? Because….it’s a GAME!!! While all of you entitled people were creating alliances and falling in “love”, Nick quietly slipped under the radar and beat you at your own GAME. Face it. He outplayed all of you, and that doesn’t make him a bad person or a minion of the devil. The audience, quite frankly, loved seeing someone play the GAME, because after all, you vacuous hat rack, this is entertainment, nothing more. Kudos to Nick for making the finale worth watching. And for the record, Michael is a douche for leading Rachel on, but you know, that kind of behavior happens in the true reality show called life. If Rachel should have been angry at anyone, it should have been Michael, but you see where her true love lies. It’s green and it sure as Hell ain’t Kermit. You never expect the Muppets.

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