Sorry I had no column up yesterday. I’ve been blowing my nose ever since New Year’s Eve and just wasn’t in the mood to put one out yesterday. Of course, this can easily be attributed to one thing and one thing only: Juan-uary. So yes, I blame that. I mean, you think it’s just coincidence I start off the first day of Juan-uary congested and barely able to breathe? I think not. But as mentioned Tuesday, this is the last “Daily Links” column until the “Bachelor” is done airing. I’ll be back Monday to give a short recap and thoughts on Sunday night’s introduction to the season airing on ABC. Then Tuesday it all starts up again with your news and recap of Monday’s show. Get any “Reader Emails” and “Dr. Reality Steve” questions as they will return next week, along with the live video blog. Still trying to figure out which day will be what. Not sure if I’m combining them or having a separate day for each.
The season long preview of the “Bachelor” was released today on EW.com. This is the 27th time they’ve released a season long preview, and the 27th time they followed the script to perfection. The video starts out with a positive theme about how great everything is, then the music hits and it’s clips of drama, then it ends with some sort of cliffhanger. Go back and watch every other season preview and you’ll see this one is no different than the others. A bunch of heavy editing, shots of women out of sequence and not reacting to what really happened, and a bunch of voice overs to make it 100 times more dramatic than it is. I’ll have more of a breakdown of this preview come Monday, but at least it’ll hold you over til Sunday night.
And of course, be sure to check out the “Bachelor” Juan Pablo’s episode-by-episode spoilers.
-I think a lot of you know how big a fan I am of VH1’s “Couples Therapy.” I’ve thoroughly enjoyed every season they’ve had, and last night’s premiere of Season 4 was no different. However, there is an issue going on behind the scenes with Farrah Abraham’s storyline you should be aware of. Can’t say this is all too surprising, since this is reality TV after all. Don’t care. Will still be glued every Thursday night. It really is a good show if you take away all the outside factors.
-Taylor Swift spent New Year’s Eve with good friend Sarah Hyland from “Modern Family.” I wonder if Taylor whispered anything in her ear about her thoughts on Carly Rae Jepsen getting the “Cinderella” gig on Broadway, and Sarah just ended up being Taylor’s mouthpiece. Why the hell would Sarah Hyland give a rat’s ass about Carly Rae Jepsen and go on a Twitter rant about it? Bizarre.
-If Kimye wasn’t insufferable enough, this picture of Nori holding Kim’s engagement ring made the rounds the other day. Wonderful. How about for Nori’s next photo shoot, you just lay her down on a stack of $100 bills to make sure everyone knows you bathe in cash? Seems like a nice way to relate to your fans.
-In case you missed Seacrest’s New Year’s Eve show, Miley performed “Wrecking Ball” while Jenny McCarthy licked a hammer. Then 15 minutes, later she passed her hepatitis C onto boyfriend Donnie Wahlberg as they groped and tongued each other to ring in the new year.
-Tori Spelling made sure to show everyone that her family was still intact when she wished people a Happy New Year with a family photo. Hey, Dean was in it and he wasn’t with another woman. So I guess that can be taken as a positive, no?
-In probably the best news I’ve heard all day, there may actually be a “Dawsons Creek” reunion after all since Michelle Williams and Katie Holmes apparently don’t hate each other anymore. There’s no TV reunion that needs to happen more than this one. Get it done. I don’t care what it takes.
-If you’re as big a fan of stand up comedy as I am, you need to watch Jerry Seinfeld’s online show, “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.” The title is self explanatory. He just films himself in 15 minute videos talking to some of the best actors/comedians over coffee, and it’s pretty cool to see. His latest one has him talking to arguably the best stand up comic going in Louis CK. Hilarious.
-Kaley Cuoco married her short time boyfriend, you know the one that she’s only been dating the last half of 2013, on New Year’s Eve. I fully expect a pregnancy announcement within the next three months because this chick’s biological clock is completely out of whack.
-Kim Kardashian wanted to show everyone how much she loves Kanye so she made a love letter video to him. Be sure to have a vomit bag next to you after viewing this:
-Lamar Odom is a bit scared on how he’ll portrayed in the upcoming season of “Keeping Up with the Kardashians.” Why Lamar? It’s not like once Kim and Kris Humphries marriage took a turn for the worse, he got a horrible edit, was made to look like a complete doofus, and thrown completely under the bus by the family. Oh wait. Yes, he did. Oh well. Sorry Lamar. You’re screwed. Hope that was all worth it.
-Remember when Whitney Port moved to NY to get her own spinoff show the “The City,” and they cast NY socialite Olivia Palermo as like the east coast version of Kristin Cavallari? Yeah, neither do I. Anyway, Olivia got engaged on New Year’s like essentially 900 other celebrities did.
-Don’t ask why Cameron Diaz decided to write this piece on her lady parts? Just read then realize you’re probably a worse person for it after the fact.
-Seth Meyers is set to take over Jimmy Fallon’s Late Night show after the Winter Olympics as Fallon takes over the “Tonight Show.” Meyers talked about what to expect, and unfortunately, he doesn’t sing.
-Paris Jackson took pics of herself in a bikini while vacationing in Hawaii. So the 16 year old daughter of Michael Jackson, who once had to wear a mask in public for years to be protected from the media, and who recently had to enter rehab for allegedly trying to kill herself, is posting bikini pics. Got it. I’m not so sure we’re gonna like how this story ends up.
-I think E! News should just stick to entertainment stuff. I mean, there were plenty more shots of Katherine Webb at last night’s Sugar Bowl than this one. Hell, the cameras panned to her and AJ’s mom it seemed like after every play.
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