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The Bachelor 17 - Sean

The Bachelor Sean Recap Including Selma Speaks, More Tierra, & an Update on the Lawsuit

It’s been a while since I’ve mentioned anything about the lawsuit because, well, there really hasn’t been much to update you on. Until yesterday. Yesterday in federal court, my lawyer filed an Anti-SLAPP motion to challenge the Plaintiffs violation of my First Amendment right of free speech. He also filed a motion to dismiss their complaint because it contains no facts to show I did anything wrong. Something I’ve been contending since the day the lawsuit was served to me on Dec. 21st, 2012. I’m not going to sit here and go into detail on anything, but if you’d like to google “Anti-SLAPP” or “motion to dismiss,” feel free to do so. Also, you can sign up on if you want to read about the motions filed since it’s public record. I stand by what I’ve said for months now and that’s that I’ve done nothing wrong to violate the terms of my Agreement in regards to Sean’s season (which is what the complaint is alleging), and I will fight this as long as I have to. It’s a baseless lawsuit that should’ve never been filed in the first place.

Interesting take from Selma regarding her time on the show. Of course, she did her conference call with the media that is monitored by ABC where she gave all the politically correct answers of her time on the show. Then yesterday she does an interview with local radio station 94.1 in San Diego and basically tells a completely different story of what she really thought of Sean. Check it out:

I don’t really buy for a second that Selma isn’t into having TV in her future, or, that she wants a career in entertainment. Please. Anyone with half a brain can see she’s interested in that. I also find it comical that her and Arie play this little flirting game on Twitter pretending that they haven’t actually met when, well, they have. You go put two and two together and come up with four to figure out what they would possibly be hanging out with each other for. Congrats, Selma. Welcome to the club. It’s unreal how oblivious some of these people are.

Last Wednesday I had reported that the ring Tierra was showing off in Instagram pictures was not an engagement ring, and that she wasn’t engaged. It has come to my attention from people close to her that in fact indeed it is an engagement ring, she’s engaged to a guy that she’s been on and off with for years, and the reason she posted them on Instagram was because, well, she’s an attention whore and just wanted people to think that she’s engaged to Sean, which no one in a million years would’ve believed anyway. Here’s where I stand on this now: From this point on, I don’t care about her personal life. I’ve had a couple people tell me she’s not engaged, but then others are coming forward and saying she is. Great. I guess we’ll see what’s really true in the upcoming days since she’s now off the show and will probably address it at some point. Whatever the case, let the tabloids and others cover this alleged engagement, since that’s exactly what she wants out of this. She’s a complete phony, total attention whore, and the more we react to her, the more she gets what she wants. If she’s engaged, wonderful. Feel sorry for the poor sap who’s gonna latch on to her, and no one will believe for a second that she’s now with someone who she plans to spend the rest of her life with. Please. If she’s not, she got the attention she wanted by posting three different pictures of her with a ring on. I hope she enjoys her recent media exposure before she falls of the face of the earth and no one cares to utter her name anymore. Good riddance.

Remember when Leslie Hughes was on the show? Yeah, neither do I. But funny thing happened when I got caught up on my “90210” episodes this week. We knew that she was in an upcoming episode because it was on her IMDB page, well, that episode aired last Monday night. I was wondering why when she appeared this season, they had “Poker Dealer” under her name, like that was her main profession or something. In the “90210” episode, she played a poker dealer. But it’s not like she had a main part, or even a speaking part, or the cameras were at her table during a scene. You literally had to be paying attention in the background, and for maybe a total of four seconds, you could see her sitting at a poker table dealing cards, yet the main scene was happening with two guys talking at the bar. Which goes to show, whatever “profession” they give you under your name on the show basically means nothing. Leslie should feel pretty insulted they referred to her as a “poker dealer,” when that title represents about four seconds of her life – in the background nonetheless. Then again, she did go on this show in the first place, so I guess the joke is on her. On to last night, and as always, spoilers will be contained in the column. You’ve been warned.

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  1. randais

    February 13, 2013 at 5:32 AM

    athena – you’ve been “moderated” :D, Welcome to the club.

  2. ccrider

    February 13, 2013 at 6:17 AM

    I think someone pointed this out before and I’m starting to believe it’s true. The “moderating” could be triggered by the “@” and “***” that we’ve been using when addressing someone specifically or giving warning that the comment is about another show. I got moderated last week and had used both the @ sign and the asterisks.

    SURVIVOR fans… starts tonight! Can’t wait to see more of yummy Malcom!

  3. randais

    February 13, 2013 at 7:01 AM

    cc – we tested that theory, didn’t hold true. While those things may be “part” of the moderation flags, it would appear, that a long post is too, even without the @’s or asteriks. Short posts seem to make it right through.

  4. cheryl1

    February 13, 2013 at 7:11 AM

    Oh and Tierra…bye bye wack-a-doodle!

  5. chloeparise

    February 13, 2013 at 7:16 AM

    I can tell you this… Catherine would have LOVED to do the plunge, however not because she is a “yes-man” or whatever, but because she regularly participates in the Seattle Polar Bear Plunge(the annual charity event)

    I remember watching this show years back and I used to believe every single thing I saw. Oh, how that changed… We see and believe what the editors and the producers wants us to believe.That´s it.
    I mean while Catherine didn´t outright get a bad edit,(because even in editing there needs to be a basis for the outright bad/villain-edit) I just feel like asking “Gee, who the heck is that girl?” while watching her on the show sometimes…
    They could have shown so much about her quirky, straight-laced, lovable personality…
    She really has everything from sad and traumatic to bubbly and fun….
    There are so many things that would have made people more invested in her….(Her charity work with kids in Kenya, springs to mind!..)

    I feel like they are trying to set up the new Bachelorette rather than tell Sean and Catherine´s story. Which I find extremely unfair towards her/(them)..

    As for her mini-meltdown….
    It was a bit strange to me too, TBH….Yet, it´s understandable at the same time…
    1) They´ve grown SUPER close while filming (Yeah they never really showed us this tidbit…..)
    2)They became so close to begin with, because they were so similar (Yeah, I know, you´d never guess… BECAUSE THEY NEVER SHOWED US ANYTHING…)
    3) And last bit not least… ALCOHOL!!…No, really;) Her ITM was from the same night, so she sure as hell tried to comfort herself by indulging glasses of wine and cocktails in-between the rose ceremony and her ITM taping…

    I started noticing this weird thing about Dez last week, where she outright said “I am so humble…!” 5 times on her her 1-on-1…
    Here is the thing…..humble people, DO NOT say “I am so humble..” 5X when describing themselves, THAT`S what makes them humble to begin with…. Plus she was kinda whinny during the Monday episode…
    Now last night … I saw similarities to Tierra beginning to form.(I know, scary right!;)…
    How she was complaining about the 2 other girls on the date(while already having had TWO 1-On-1dates…The latest just last episode!….) because now she can´t make out with Sean…(Another thing humble people don´t do!…Just saying.;)
    And then she has gone and gone on about how she is gonna “get”/”win” “IT”/”the rose”….. I kinda wanted to ask her what kind of sport she was playing, because she sure acted as it was a game or competition of some sorts..

    On the other hand I am TOTALLY warming up to Lindsay!…
    Sure is not very deep or bright ( *cough* we kinda know now, why she is “just” a substitute teacher;) but she is the kind of person you´d want to be friends with I guess (carefree, nutty and fun;)
    Sure not a very substantial-friendship but a feel-good friendship, indeed.
    TBH, I feel like I was influenced by Steve, because he was/is so biased towards her while he keeps scrutinizing everything about Cat…..That kinda made me want to dislike Lindsay from the get go… But as I said she is a cool girl!…
    Is she the most perfect thing that ever walked this earth? (as Steve makes her out to be)
    NO, but that´s completely okay with me and I will support her over Dez for the Bachelorette role.
    (Even though Lesley would be my fave for the role`;)

    And now to AshLee…
    She is gonna makes SUCH a great wife and mom one day, just NOT Sean´s wife and the mother of HIS children… I feel like it´s pretty obvious that while he appreciates her good and caring nature, he isn´t really into her in a romantic way and sadly she seems to be completely oblivious to this….

    As for Tierra…
    While I do have formed an opinion of her too, and the more time has passed the more I felt corroborated in what I thought, I know that this opinion won´t be a popular one, so I will not state it, but lets just say, she is EXTREMELY insecure….

  6. chloeparise

    February 13, 2013 at 7:22 AM

    What is with this moderation?… I didn´t use an -at-logo nor asterisk nor was I talking about an other show..

  7. chloeparise

    February 13, 2013 at 7:24 AM


  8. Sunnyside422

    February 13, 2013 at 7:25 AM

    Didn’t watch the show, but really with Steve’s play by play…not necessary! And laughed out loud at the buzzards pecking at her eyebrows! And many other comments posters have listed! This was such a good blog Steve (as they all are) and when you make me laugh this much, it’s a good day.

    Chris Bukowski is pond scum and so disappointed in Lesley. But I guess being part of the Bachelor/ette scene is attractive to her so she’ll cozy up to anyone of the lot.

    Coming down from a Fat Tuesday celebration last night. Still wearin my beads…purple, of course!

    Maybe Seanie needed big sis (at producer’s urging) to decide for him cause he is a little boy and needs his second mommy to lead him around. As I have wished in the past, I hope he is one who fades into the sunset and is never heard from again.

    So Catherine sobbed at her buddies leaving! Really? I guess Sean is attracted to 12 year olds.

  9. elizabeth82

    February 13, 2013 at 7:28 AM

    I’d e-mailed Steve about the reasoning behind the moderation . . . Got no response.

  10. elizabeth82

    February 13, 2013 at 7:29 AM

    ^By that I mean why certain things were trapped for moderation (not why he started having the comments moderated in the first place).

  11. ashleigh11

    February 13, 2013 at 7:47 AM

    Based on Sean’s comments to his sister and the general way he acts around all the girls, I don’t really get the feeling that he’s that into any of them. These are like the girls you’d meet at a long weekend summer party in college up at the cabin on the lake. You have some fun and laughs. Everyone seems pleasant and attractive and yet oddly interchangeable. I definitely don’t see some kind of kismet connection between him and Catherine. I know it’s being edited this way, but I don’t get the feeling these two will last longer than a couple of months (if that). Great girl, but I just don’t see any intensity between them. Sean seems to act and say the same things to all of them and if there’s no stand-out in his mind at this point in the game, I think it’s just a matter of picking the best of the bunch and rolling from there. After the drama that unfolded after Brad’s first season, he knows going home alone isn’t a smart media move.

    Sean’s sister was a breath of fresh air. It’s so nice when they feature real commentary from people that aren’t infected by the ‘Love Bubble’ virus the show perpetuates. There’s only so many sunsets and kittens and “omigod, this is the best date evaaahhhh” that one can handle before nausea sets in.

  12. goosiegirl

    February 13, 2013 at 9:07 AM

    ChloeParise, I agree everything you said, especially about Dez and her comments about how she is so humble. It’s just like how Tierra kept on saying she has such a big heart.
    Also, I feel like there is an Anti-Catherine following, which is strange because they’ve shown so little of her on the show. I’ve seen a lot of comments calling her immature and child-like, though I’ve seen nothing to demonstrate either. Yes, she’s giggly, but oftentimes when women are having fun, that’s what they do. That doesn’t make a woman immature. She’s also had to go through some rough times, seeing a girl die in front of her at 12, and her father trying to commit suicide in front of her at 14. Overall, she seems pretty well-balanced, and maybe that’s what Sean is looking for, someone who can handle going through hardships and have fun.

  13. punka

    February 13, 2013 at 9:28 AM

    Kristint wrote this:

    “My father in law said when Sean and Tierra were on that date they actually arrived separately on the street each with a producer. (Shot the boardwalk scene separately) he said the entire time the producers were telling them what to do, where to go and even what the conversation should be when they sat on the old church steps. When the date was done they each walked away in opposite directions.”

    This goes along with my theory(see my previous post) that Tierra was nothing more than a plant on the show, she was a character playing a role. That is it. Her job was to create drama and drive ratings. Sean had no say over this, just had to go with it. Sorry A B C, but you made it far too obvious this time.

    The edit job was so BAD last episode for Tierra. trued to make it appear as if she heard the other girls talking about her, when it was clear that this did not happen. Des not help either that on the website for the show A B C calls the girls the Characters and Cast. Characters, really?

  14. velatria

    February 13, 2013 at 10:49 AM

    I like Catherine, but with so little airtime she gets with or without Sean, I have a hard time rooting for her.

  15. kgm721

    February 13, 2013 at 1:54 PM

    I think there’s a way to make sense of Catherine being shocked and upset at Lesley leaving.

    Setting aside crazy Tierra, you can definitely put the last five girls on a spectrum from traditional/girlier to modern/liberal-y. That’s way oversimplifying. But Ashlee would be at one end of the spectrum — pretty traditional. Maybe Lindsay next — less traditional but still very girly. Maybe Des next — more in the middle. Then Lesley — less girly and less traditional. Finally Catherine — the least girly and least traditional.

    So from that perspective, if Catherine sees Sean keep everyone at the other end of the spectrum, I can see how it would affect her. Because it would seem like a sign that Sean wants something really different from her. Whereas if he’d sent, say, Ashlee home, then on average he’d be looking for someone closer to Catherine.

    My two cents anyway.

  16. liz123

    February 13, 2013 at 4:04 PM

    @kgm721, I totally see what you’re saying about Catherine’s meltdown. Makes sense to me.

    On another note, HI OLD TIMERS! Have missed you all! Life is just super busy for me, but I do drop in on occasion & wanted to say “hi” this time!

  17. kasey31

    February 13, 2013 at 5:18 PM

    hi everyone! just wanted to put in my 2 cents regarding catherine’s comment about lesley leaving.. i really, truly believe it was another editing trick.. i would bet money that she was talking about how she would feel if sean chose tierra over lesley, and what we saw was her reaction to that scenario.. remember, no one knew what had hapnd to tierra before the rose ceremony started, so that could easily have been what she was referring to. thanks for the column, steve! hope everyone is doing well : )

  18. kasey31

    February 13, 2013 at 5:27 PM

    also, i am not liking desiree at all anymore! theres something about her that seems forced and unnatural.. honestly, she seems a little snobby and stuck up and i really liked her at the beginning of the season.. catherine is still my favorite, then lindsay, then ashlee, then desiree.. hmmm sean and i have the same taste in women haha..

  19. heliofan

    February 14, 2013 at 3:36 AM

    Kasey-I think your guess about the editing of Catherine’s meltdown is spot on.

  20. liz123

    February 14, 2013 at 7:21 AM

    Hey kasey! Been missin’ you! I didn’t think about that scenario, but that does sound very, very likely! It would make perfect sense. They very well could’ve filmed that before Sean’s little speech before the rose ceremony when the girls were still thinking that Sean was possibly gone off somewhere with Tierra. And I was thinking that Catherine was speaking & behaving as though she hadn’t received a rose- & your theory would fit perfectly with that because at that point she wouldn’t have received a rose yet!

  21. kasey31

    February 14, 2013 at 10:14 PM

    liz123 and helio- i was thinking that when i was watching it.. i know catherine and lesley are close and everything, but i just knew, thanks to steve, it was probably a producer asking “how would u feel if tierra got the rose over lesley?” something like that..

    miss u too, liz! miss having more time to catch up on steves columns, too.. im just about to read the next one : )

  22. Kellie

    February 19, 2013 at 6:16 PM

    I only have one thing to say: I FREAKING LOVE THE PHOTO OF TIERRA!! Very nicely timed screen grab, Steve. Well done. 🙂

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