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The Bachelorette 9 - Desiree

The Bachelorette Desiree Recap Including Brooks in a Commercial & What’s Stephanie and Brian’s Status Now?

We got lots to get to before jumping into today’s recap. Obviously, the Brian/Stephanie stuff was front and center last night and I have some info on how that all went down, when I knew about it, how I was told about it, and what’s going on now. Also, first time in a long time I was so disinterested in a date, that I barely wrote about it. Sorry Kasey and Des, but I honestly would’ve rather watched paint dry then have to sit through you window dancing and fighting off the Santa Ana winds at a pool. However, so many things have been happening that I need to get to first. We got videos, pictures, blogs, interviews, Ben’s conference call with the media, and lo and behold, Michael was on yet ANOTHER dating show back in the day.

Maybe some of you have seen the two videos that Brooks’ employer, Fit Marketing, has put out. I honestly don’t understand why they’re doing this, I don’t get the point of them, and I don’t remember any contestant in the past doing something like this with their work after they return from the show. But whatever the case, I’m sure it has absolutely NOTHING to do with Brooks bringing attention to himself and trying to capitalize on anything. No way. Here are the two videos in case you missed them. First one was from May 28th, and the second from June 4th. Basically to show us that people miss Brooks? I’m totally missing why these were even made:

Another thing that I’m sure none of you have seen yet is this local commercial Brooks was in about a year ago for Costa Vida Mexican Grill. It’s very brief (if you blink you’ll miss him), and he appears at the :11 mark. Once again, I’m sure Brooks went on the “Bachelorette” for every right reason imaginable. Just saying.

Ben had his conference call with the media last week and basically didn’t back down from any of his actions. Then again, I don’t really see why he should considering he hasn’t done anything that we haven’t seen done every single previous season. The conference call I’m most looking forward to hearing is Michael’s just because I’m so curious why he cannot stop talking about Ben at every chance he can get. Maybe I’m missing something or we’re all missing something, but I don’t get it.

Speaking of Michael, so a couple weeks ago I told you he was on an episode of “Holidate,” a reality TV dating show on the Soap Net channel back in 2009. Well come to find out, back in the early 2000’s, Michael was also on an episode of “Blind Date.” I don’t have the video footage, but by all means, I know there are a ton of episodes online if you YouTube “Blind Date.” So if anyone wants to take the time to skim a ton of episodes looking for Michael, be my guest. Just know he absolutely was on an episode and I was told it was either in 2000 or 2001.

Hey, my good buddy Mikey Fleiss did a rare radio interview this week with Entertainment Weekly hyping up Desiree’s season as the greatest thing since sliced bread. The King of Hyperbole is at it again. If you want to read into every word he says, especially regarding the ending where he says things like “it’s the weirdest ending we’ve had,” “it came out of left field,” “I don’t know if Desiree is happy with it,” blah blah blah blah, go ahead. It’s all hype. There’s nothing unusual that happens this season, both guys propose in Antigua, she rejects Chris and is engaged to Brooks. Absolutely no doubt in my mind there will be an upcoming promos trying to dissuade viewers from thinking there’s a happy ending, or there’s trouble in paradise, or some funky ending happens, etc. It’s all just hype. No different than the letter from Sean’s season, no different than Ben acting like he didn’t pick anyone, no different than any other season where they make you think the ending is some big dramatic event, when in reality, the last 10 seasons have ended the same way – in an engagement. And that’s what you’ll get this season.

As for Fleiss’ comments on “Bachelor Pad” returning next summer, hey, I hope he’s right. I have no idea if he was blowing smoke there and they really are coming back, but for our sake, lets hope he wasn’t. Guess we’ll find out next summer. As I’ve mentioned, I told you it wasn’t their decision not to bring back Pad, it came from higher ups at ABC. So maybe that’s his way of trying to pretend they decided to take a year off. Well that wasn’t the case. If it was up to the producers of this show, there would’ve been “Bachelor Pad” this summer. The call was made from people above them.

Desiree was on with Ryan Seacrest yesterday and you can hear that interview here:

Pretty funny of her to actually admit the guy she’s most physically attracted to is Chris. Well of course she’s not gonna say Brooks. That’d be a complete giveaway. Of course Ryan told her his favorite is Brooks to get a reaction out of her. Can’t imagine why he’d choose him out of all the guys remaining. It’s amazing how transparent some of these talk show people are when it comes to this show.

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  1. jackie22

    June 11, 2013 at 11:38 AM

    Anyone else notice last night that in Mikey’s ITM during the dodge ball game, that he was clean shaven, but when he was playing dodge ball he was all scruffy? Oh the editing.

  2. shouldbeworking

    June 11, 2013 at 11:40 AM

    OMG could ABC have picked a sorrier bunch of guys? I cringe every time one of them says to Des “I have something I need to tell you”

  3. corkystclair

    June 11, 2013 at 11:58 AM

    I was looking forward to watching the “drama” on last night’s episode but just as Stephanie arrived the show was preempted by severe storm coverage in the DC area. So today I watched that part of the show online — what a disappointment! Poor Steph! The guy she tried to break up with (and slept with the same day) is on a dating show! I’m heartbroken for her. They obviously had something very special, what with all the cheating and lying. And then there was Chris saying “Steph Steph Steph Steph” over and over, trying to interrupt her for no good reason. The whole scene was awkward. If that’s the best drama they can come up with, this is definitely the most boring season ever.

  4. rob22

    June 11, 2013 at 12:08 PM

    RS, I have an idea. If you are still missing some of the action on the show while you’re busy tweeting…. well, there’s this really cool new invention called a DVR. You see, you can actually record the show, play it back whenever you want, and you can pause the show whenever you need to go to the bathroom, get a drink, listen to your wife/gf babble… or even when you’re tweeting. You should try it!

  5. rob22

    June 11, 2013 at 12:10 PM

    Oh, that Stephanie. Used to be a Playboy Playmate. How long ago was that, 30 years? Geez, she looks like she’s put 250,000 miles on the odometer since then.

  6. rob22

    June 11, 2013 at 12:15 PM

    And Brooks. Wow. I’ve broken fingers before as has my son. In both cases, we got x-rays at the doctor and were fitted with a splint. There was no pain killer, no ambulance ride, nothing. Yeah, broken fingers hurt, but at no time should any self respecting man be half passed out on a gurney begging for pain killer because of one. My son actually played a basketball game two days later with the splint still on. Man up Brooks! You already embarassed yourself in Dodgeball when there were about 20 sequences shown of you getting nailed with a ball totally unable to make an athletic move to get out of the way. And do something about those dog teeth of yours. They freak me out!

  7. rob22

    June 11, 2013 at 12:18 PM

    Final thought: I can’t wait to see the ratings. This show is totally in the dumper. Neither me or my wife can get through half the show without falling asleep. This is cutting into the action I usually get at the end of the show!! So, I’m super annoyed that this season is so boring!!

  8. rollingeyes

    June 11, 2013 at 12:22 PM

    Maybe you forgot about the SF Giants fan who got the ever-loving crap beat out of him by some Dodgers fans after a game? Sounds like Dodgers fans’ hatred for all things Giants goes the same way.

    F*ck them Dodgers, GO GIANTS!

  9. rollingeyes

    June 11, 2013 at 12:26 PM

    Ha ha – “Michael’s wild ass hair” makes me picture Medusa locks hanging out his shorts. (ass hair) Perhaps that should have been wild-ass hair…..

    But it was funny the way you wrote it, Steve.

  10. kjopo84

    June 11, 2013 at 1:22 PM

    Maybe I’m mean, but I couldn’t help laughing at Brandon’s breakdown. That guy should date AshLee.

  11. heliofan

    June 11, 2013 at 1:32 PM

    I’m with you, Rob. I can’t stay awake either!

  12. okgrandmom

    June 11, 2013 at 1:34 PM

    Wow…what a let down for me after reading all of your spoilers. BROOKS! REALLY???? I have been so IMPRESSED with Des and thought Brooks was the biggest loser from the beginning. AND….after last night’s show, where he broke his iddy biddy lil’ ol finger…REALLY?…what a BIG BABY! If I would not have seen what happened, I would have thought he had had some near death injury…NOT a broken finger! He looked like a drug addict. Evidently Des has suffered a real broken heart and is not thinking clearly. Somebody help this sweet girl!

  13. rob22

    June 11, 2013 at 1:42 PM

    Rollingeyes: yeah, I was a Dodger fan when I was in LA. There is some serious hate at Dodger Stadium for the Giants. Now, casual fans don’t care about the rivalry (and there are a lot of casual fans), but the guys in the pavillions are frothing at the mouth when the Giants are in town. Now, Giant fans are cro-magnon mouth breathers who like to chuck batteries at players and umps, so you expect them to have true hatred. It’s kind of a Pavlov’s dog reaction. But Dodger fans, true fans, give it right back… but without all the grunting and drooling you see from Frisco fans.

  14. bigfatwoman

    June 11, 2013 at 2:02 PM

    I don’t usually go for the Italian Stallion type, but…..James………can you say smokin’ hot and ridiculously sexy!? Meow!!!!!!!

  15. montrealaise

    June 11, 2013 at 2:09 PM

    This has to be the most boring season ever. I fell asleep during last night’s show (first time ever!) and didn’t wake up until it was over. Thank heavens for RS – his recap is a thousand times more entertaining than Des and her collection of losers.

  16. karynr

    June 11, 2013 at 2:32 PM

    I fell asleep too and don’t even remember, or care, if I recorded it. Des and her men are beyond boring.

  17. Sunnyside422

    June 11, 2013 at 2:48 PM

    “We had to say goodbye to Dan…but then don’t remember saying hello” or words to that effect!! So funny. The whole recap was totally awesome and spot on. This bunch of wusses don’t deserve to have a girl…so maybe being in love with each other is the real deal!

    I know a 2-1/2 year old little girl who broke her finger, had a splint and never complained…the little honey but Brooke was apparently hooked up to life support!! Pansy! And sadly this was the best Des could do from the whole bunch. I am seriously worried about this girl and her choices.

  18. Sunnyside422

    June 11, 2013 at 2:48 PM

    Ooops, meant Brooks! How quickly I forget!

  19. Kali

    June 11, 2013 at 5:37 PM

    I’ve broken two separate fingers on two separate occasions, and both times I’ve had it x-rayed and put in a splint in a doctor’s office. I never passed out, never had an ambulance ride, never got fitted with IV-tubes … I couldn’t believe all that nonsense with Brooks last night! In fact the most interesting parts of the slooooooowest two hours on TV were the collage commercials ABC kept running about all their **other** programming. I kept thinking how pathetic – ABC can’t even sell enough commercial air time to support this show anymore. That’s how far down into the toilet it has sunk. Flush away, boys.

  20. hot4aztchr

    June 11, 2013 at 9:40 PM

    Zack K. Is super hot! He needs more TV time! Hopefully he will be on Bachelor Pad IF they have another season. But then again, he may not be dramatic enough.

  21. agatha bee

    June 11, 2013 at 9:43 PM

    If Brandon was being serious then he SERIOUSLY needs therapy. I hope the dude has family or friends watching and encourage him to go. That was disturbing on many levels. He looks suicidal. Very scary.

    Anyone think Chris will be the next Bachelor? He seems nice, but kinda dull. But we’ve hardly seen him.

  22. kasey31

    June 12, 2013 at 7:28 AM

    Finally had the chance to catch up with the past couple of episodes, and two things stand out in my mind..

    1. The unnecessary abuse of the phrase “right reasons”
    2. I have always thought “Burning Love” was just an over dramatized parody of the show, but after watching the last couple of episodes and seeing the guys’ over-the-top reaction to the lame dates, “Burning Love” is more of a documentary, rather than a spoof.

  23. crushonspivey

    June 12, 2013 at 9:23 AM

    I actually feel bad for Brandon. Dude has serious abandonment issues, not of his own doing. He needs some counseling, because he seems like a good dude, just broken. His parents did a number on him with how immature and irresponsible they were.

    I think Des sending him how now rather than later was also for the best. HE attached quickly, and it would have gotten harder for him, the longer it went, and I think she knew it.

    Brandon just needs a good counselor to help him work through his issues. They are not his fault, but not dealing with them now that he is an adult is his fault.

  24. reddla

    June 12, 2013 at 9:37 AM

    Brooks is so feminine.

    Who cares about the Brian drama? I actually thought the editing really didn’t give him any time to speak and the others were just bullies.

    Is there something wrong with Des’ hair? Looks like her part is strange and a little Donald Trumpish up top.

    Side note: Ali Fedotowsy has announced she has a cameo in Woody Allen’s next film. SO now she’s an actress too?

  25. wavecatchingmom

    June 12, 2013 at 9:47 AM

    Steve is spot on with the comment “Michael has a hard on for Ben” and all the bromance being homoerotic stuff. The funniest part is that ABC is totally playing it out like this and I doubt even aware of it! My gaydar went off big time when Michael said something like “well, at least there are 9 great guys on this date”. LOL. It actually makes it a little less boring for me than the whole Ben or Stephanie drama and I hope ABC keeps editing it like that. It reminds me again of Ben’s season where the competition between the girls was really the only thing holding the show up because the lead is soooo uninteresting. I honestly would have really preferred AshLee’s cray cray to this lack of any personality from Des. AshLee at least provided some deeper insights into the human character (like interpreting Sean’s motivations). And I will fully admit that I prefer watching AshLee’s boobs defy gravity than Des’ painful insecurity with her body-did you see how she hid behind that towel?. Cmon Des, give up the cinderella story and find some real girl power, will ya? Oh and Stefanie, I don’t think anyone was fooled (until I read one of the comments above- so maybe 1 person). that woman is awful. ugh. I don’t think Bryan is any better but please. groan. I feel cheated of Dan, he was hot.

  26. wavecatchingmom

    June 12, 2013 at 9:58 AM

    Oh, and I have dislocated both my shoulders in separate incidences, and I can tell you that when something is dislocated it is a whole different kind of pain that does make you want to puke or pass out. I was lucky enough to have a medical grad reduce the first one, and I put the second back in place myself. the pain is that bad that you would do that. so i’m not saying Brooks isn’t a baby, and the oxygen is way over the top, but the original lay on the ground thing… that I can see happening. I also broke 3 ribs in my first injury and I didn’t even realize it till hours later because the shoulder hurt so bad.

  27. Sunnyside422

    June 12, 2013 at 10:05 AM

    Of course Ali is an actress!!! Remember she had to “act” like she had any interest in the remaining guys after she met Roberto! She has basically admitted that more than a few times how painful it was to pretend interest in anyone else.

    Will she ever become a major box office star…nah!

  28. bigfatwoman

    June 12, 2013 at 10:28 AM

    Whoever is in charge of hair and makeup for Des needs to be fired. There have been a few shots of her looking decent, with softer hair and makeup….but for the most part, she looks terrible.

    She’s a cute girl and has a real all american look….but the severe hair parted in the middle along with the massive amounts of makeup….make her look awful.

  29. reddla

    June 12, 2013 at 10:58 AM

    Don’t forget her stylist. They’re going the Ali route with the drab sportswear. Does this girl really live in LA. And she’s a bridal designer? Anyone have that URL?

  30. rob22

    June 12, 2013 at 12:39 PM

    Wavecatchingmom: there is a big difference between a dislocated shoulder and a fracture or dislocated finger. Fingers hurt, sure, but you don’t pass out from them. My brother dislocated his finger and I popped in right back in for him. We bought a splint at Rite Aid and taped it up. I’m sure it was sore for a week or two, but he needed nothing more than Motrin for the pain. Now, if Brooks had dislocated a shoulder, then I wouldn’t say a thing. I’ve seen it happen and it’s pretty crippling right after it happens…. but that’s NOT what happened to Brooks. He’s just a girly man. No two ways about it! I doubt he would be able to consummate his relationship with Des without flipping her over and conjuring up mental images of Tom Cruise.

  31. wavecatchingmom

    June 12, 2013 at 1:07 PM

    rob22, eeewww. except calling him a girly man is an insult to girls like me who popped their own shoulders back in place and trolled the beach for people with good pain killers before going into the medical clinic to get a prescription :).

  32. leeezam12

    June 12, 2013 at 2:18 PM

    Her final choice is…Brooks?! Sorry, but I think he’s gay.
    The only “normal” guy is Michael, the FL prosecuting attorney. What a bunch of “girls”. Whiners.

  33. mm3125

    June 12, 2013 at 2:49 PM

    This bunch of guys seem really effeminate to me, or is that what’s out there these days.

  34. elizabeth82

    June 12, 2013 at 3:01 PM

    This bunch of guys is especially effeminate.

  35. addicted2rs

    June 12, 2013 at 3:44 PM

    Does anyone else remember RS saying the house that they do all the filming at was put on the market last year and they probably won’t be filming there anymore? This was when Emily’s season was taping a year ago.

    Must not have sold.

  36. stefaniann

    June 12, 2013 at 4:28 PM

    addicted2rs- I could be wrong, but from what I remember I’m pretty sure they used a completely different mansion for Emily’s season. The regular mansion is in California, her mansion was in North Carolina so she could be close to her daughter. The one in North Carolina was the one on the market.

  37. reddla

    June 12, 2013 at 4:39 PM

    Zach not K, but some other letter looks effeminate. Also he looks like a cartoon character, like is overly tan head can just pop off any time.

  38. kjopo84

    June 12, 2013 at 4:44 PM

    In Brooks’ defense for being such a wuss: some people just can’t handle medical stuff being done on them. I was in my CNA training class and someone (a guy) passed out just from watching the instructor clean a dummy’s privates! It’s odd to me and others that don’t have that issue, but some people just get weak involving any medical procedure.

    On another note, I would LOVE if the next bachelor was Zak. He’s sexy, funny, energetic and just seems like a great lead. It always tends to be top 4, and between Zak, Drew, and Chris, I’d definitely pick Zak as nice as the other two guys seem. Though I think it is more likely to be Drew, given his dramatic backstory.

  39. elizabeth82

    June 12, 2013 at 4:53 PM

    PLEASE not Drew for next Bachelor. Zak would be fun!

  40. kasey31

    June 12, 2013 at 6:28 PM

    Ugh, this season is sooo cheesy!!! I think it’s Desiree? Or the combination of Des and the guys maybe..

  41. kasey31

    June 12, 2013 at 8:52 PM

    WHY is my picture showing up?? I need a gravatar expert to help me how to get this to stop!! Haha.. Help!!!!!

  42. kasey31

    June 12, 2013 at 8:54 PM

    ^I am sooooo confused… Steve, are you playing a joke on me?? I take back any bad thing I’ve ever said!!! : )

  43. strick432

    June 12, 2013 at 9:08 PM

    I told yall way back when Steve first posted Des’ guys bios and pics that I personally didn’t think any of them were even remotely good looking. Watching the first 3 episodes hasn’t changed my mind one bit.

  44. kasey31

    June 12, 2013 at 10:58 PM

    I apologize to anyone forced to see my face so up-close and personal like that… if it is still there, feel free to log out of rs, and delete your history, that should fix the problem.. sorry, everyone!!

  45. rob22

    June 13, 2013 at 8:17 AM

    Imagine if they had “The Bachelor After Dark”!! Yikes!!!! Maybe they’d at least they’d attract a new Gay Porn demographic. Maybe they could prop up the ratings that way.

  46. katefredericks

    June 13, 2013 at 11:46 AM

    So glad my husband and I aren’t the only ones wondering where all the real men went this season! We watched with more DVR FF than any any previous season. When they got to the Thorn&Rose or Rose&thorn ranch, we watched about 10 minutes of that misery and called it quits. Either Des told them she liked girly boys or Chris’s staff is trying to get the franchise cancelled, whatever, we have better things to do with our time than watch this sorry season. Too bad, we both liked Des on Bachelor! These producers seriously need to get their act together. I guess I’ll get my updates from RS for the rest of the season. Good for RS, not so good for ABC or Des!!

  47. randais

    June 13, 2013 at 1:37 PM

    Kasey – I only see the shadow avatar… THAT YOU? 😀

  48. olivia

    June 13, 2013 at 7:03 PM

    Agree with trump hair on des, someone fix that please. On a better note, her gum line has improved slightly. And just a tip, learn how to jump into the pool naturally…des looks like she is giving herself a severe case of whiplash with each jump.

  49. cfizz

    June 14, 2013 at 11:10 PM

    STOP! okay, back up. rewind. STOP!… play.
    ^ this is what we did with the shot of kasey and des jumping into the pool. we think kasey looks completely ridic and it crack me and my friends up every time. watch the jump… watch… JUST DO IT. for the laughs.

    other than that >> so much MEAT in this episode… hugging, dogpiliing (sp?), hot tubbing… just gross.

    STEVE: enjoying the nickname M&M, so perfect + i don’t know how this guy is a federal prosecuter… i work litigation mostly in Dade County so will be on the lookout.

    keep up the great work! and honestly, this is horrible, but “all the right reasons” stupid song has been stuck in my head this week. i can’t take it and will never be able to use this terminology again.

  50. sarald00

    July 23, 2013 at 11:16 AM

    Is Stephanie an actress? She looks so familiar to me. In any case, as far as this season goes, I agree it not that entertaining over all. Still, I am watching and so are you!

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