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“Reader Emails,” “Dr. Reality Steve,” & Live Video Chat Tonight at 9:00pm EST/6:00pm PST

Live video blog returns tonight at 9:00pm EST/6:00pm PST. We are working on a couple things for future broadcasts that I think you might like. In addition, you maybe be seeing some quick ones pop up here and there. I will keep you updated. My guess is there won’t be a column happening on Monday to recap Sean & Catherine’s wedding because, well, it’s a wedding. What do you think is going to happen? I mean, I don’t think I’m going out on a limb here when I say there’s a good chance they will walk down the aisle and both say “yes.” So unless one of them leaves the other one hanging at the altar, there will be no column on Monday. Will probably throw a few thoughts on Tuesday before the recap, but that’s about it. Good chance I might live tweet a few things though. The Grammys start to bore me after a while, so I’ll probably be flipping back and forth.

Did you all read Juan Pablo’s blog from Tuesday? First off, this reads nothing like his tweets or how he talks in real life, so whoever this ghost writer is, fabulous job. No, really. I love how he’s basically just like, “Yeah, they know what they signed up for. If they can’t deal with it, that’s their problem.” Hey, he’s nothing if not honest in that aspect. But it sure doesn’t sound like someone who was ever too invested into the process. Hell, he never even watched the show before. He didn’t have a clue how this show worked. I’m sure the girls loved hearing that answer. Keep on truckin’, J Pabs.

A Pennsylvania TV station did a story on the Elise situation last week. I’m glad they asked the opinion of three random strangers on the street. Very credible.

The episode description for next Monday is up and we can see that this is where we’re going to start seeing a side of Nikki that hasn’t been shown yet. However, there’s still two ways they can show this: Is she the girl that the others are jealous of because she gets back-to-back group date roses, or, is she the girl that no one likes because she acts completely different in front of Juanny P than she does in front of them? I’ll go with the latter. However, how will they choose to edit her is what’s most interesting. She wasn’t well liked. And because a few girls on Twitter tweet at her or include her in tweets frankly doesn’t mean sh**. They’re not going to publicly call her a bitch while the show is airing because the show wouldn’t allow it. Just because you see it on Twitter doesn’t mean it’s true when it comes to this show. She butted heads with pretty much every girl in the house, most notably with Clare. Let the cat fighting begin.

Before we get to the “Reader Emails,” a funny email was sent to me last week regarding casting for the show. This woman’s friend was recruited for the show, and if you’ve never heard a story like this, just know this happens EVERY season:

Hi Reality Steve,

Love your spoilers!!! I am one of those people who watch the show knowing what happens for each episode and likes to see how they spin each season. Funny story for you about how the people cast on the show “sign up” to find love…

My sister’s ex boyfriend is a successful lawyer in San Francisco where he lives, was on a business trip in Seattle and was approached while out one night by a producer for The Bachelorette. She said he was attractive, successful and would fit the description for the type of role to cast in the next season of The Bachelorette (so whoever they pick from this season…) He thought it was a joke, and to shut her up, he gave her his business card and told her no legit lawyer would ever go on that show. She has been calling him non stop!!!! They want him to come on the show as a lawyer from Seattle, not SF. They even went so far as to tell him, he would make the top 4 and be a sure bet for the next Bachelor after J.P.

So more proof, this show is not about people signing up to meet and really fall in love, but a carefully crafted show, where producers find people in bars and create stories. She is careful to not email him and only calls, so he can’t send the emails to people.

Thank you for your spoilers which make watching the show bearable.

I love the part about how they told him he’d make top 4 and be a “sure bet” for the next “Bachelor.” Do you know how many guys and girls they tell that to? Pretty much all of them. So yeah, if you were at final casting last weekend in LA and producers were gushing about how great you were, you’re totally gonna go far, and you need to do the “Bachelorette” so you can be considered for the “Bachelor,” just know they were telling the same thing to pretty much every other guy that was there. You’re being lied to so you’ll do the show. If they don’t pump you up and make you think you’re God’s gift with the potential to be the next “Bachelor,” then why would you be excited about doing it? I love hearing stories like this. I cannot begin to tell you how many former contestants have told me essentially this same thing as they went through the casting process. It’s pretty hilarious how they told him he would make the top 4 when they don’t even know who the hell the “Bachelorette” is going to be yet. You think they’ve only told 4 guys so far “Hey, you’re totally going to make the top 4?” Not quite. On to “Reader Emails”…

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  1. iheartvino

    January 23, 2014 at 12:12 PM

    Great batch of reader emails today. I plan on showing the one about the manipulating during the casting process to a couple of my friends that always think I’m exaggerating when I talk about how phony this show and its producers are.

  2. Del Scorcho

    January 23, 2014 at 12:49 PM

    There is still editing done on the show each week. It’s not all edited before the season starts.

  3. bigfatwoman

    January 23, 2014 at 1:08 PM

    Let me do you a favor Steve, and provide the recap for Sean and Catherine’s wedding:

    “Do you, Lunkhead take Dippy Do as your wife?”

    Sean: Duh…..

    “Do you Dippy Do take Lunkhead to be your husband?”

    Catherine: “Gee….sure…giggle, giggle…..I mean, yes….he’s such a hunk.”

    I now pronounce you Dumb and Dumber.

  4. marybods

    January 23, 2014 at 1:26 PM

    Anyone notice how the girls who do not get a rose react in their exit interviews? They cry, but they do NOT say how in love with JP they are. They seem more upset to be leaving the mansion and the friends they made. Seems like RS is correct in saying the girls this season were not all that invested with JP.

    Waiting for Nikki’s claws to come out. So far…nothing. To this point she doesn’t seem to be the house B-ouch.

  5. everglades

    January 23, 2014 at 2:10 PM

    “So the rumor is this season that Juan Pablo is going to choose Nikki is it true? Also when is Clare going home?!

    Comment: Damn! Where’d you hear that rumor? Sh**. Let me go find out and I’ll get back to you.”

    HAHA best reader email and answer by far!

    Also, @bigfatwoman yes. hilarious.

  6. gemsnob

    January 23, 2014 at 2:51 PM

    bigfatwoman :

    You have said it all! These 2 are so immature it makes me sick to watch them. I cannot wait until they fade into the woodwork! I am sure this will happen as soon as ABC stops bankrolling all of their trips & appearances. The countdown to “good riddens”…..

  7. mariet

    January 23, 2014 at 3:09 PM

    Yes, BFW! Afterward, she can tell everyone, ” I married THIS! ” Like when they were riding the elephant on the season finale she said, ” I won THIS! ” So sad I remember that.

  8. xxxx

    January 23, 2014 at 4:19 PM

    I have a feeling people in casting hear what they want to hear. I have a real hard time believing that they tell everyone that they will be the next Bach, ESPECIALLY knowing that if they make the show they are all going to be living together comparing notes and telling stories and would immediately realize they had been lied to and then mistrust everyone.

    My guess for what that woman’s friend was told?
    “Hey this is such a fun adventure and all in the name of hopefully finding love. And if you don’t find love, who knows? Maybe you make the top 4 and become the Bachelor”

    What he heard?
    “Come on this show just to have fun. And if you make top 4, we’ll make you the Bachelor”

    Seriously, seriously doubt they are making that promise. It would bite them in the ass instantly. More likely that this guy has an inflated ego and interpreted what they said the way he wanted to hear it.

  9. jazzmine

    January 24, 2014 at 8:32 AM

    Did anyone watch Catherine/Sean on Kimmel last night? As soon as he said “Sean Lowe and Catherine Jew-deechee” I literally fell asleep.
    Were they sickening???

  10. vessel

    January 24, 2014 at 9:05 AM

    In addition to Melissa and Ali getting tv success post Bachelor so has Jillian Harris. She’s done well on Canadian TV and is currently the host of Love it or List it Vancouver, never woulda happened without her being the Bachelorette.

  11. jacey

    January 26, 2014 at 8:43 PM

    Skimmed last Sunday’s edition of TB — the one with all the ‘successful’ couples. Didn’t see much cuz I’m not into self mutilation (darn ABC OD won’t let you fast-forward), but I did look up and unmute long enough to see Trista and that guy she married.

    1st a disclaimer. What I’m about to say should in no way be construed as having an opinion on homosexuality one way or the other. Just putting that out there. I will say that if I hear one more person say “that’s so gay” in response to something having NOTHING to do with sexual orientation, I’m gonna lose it. I digress.

    Anyway! Is it just me or does Trista’s boo look more gay-sprayed every time they’re re-visited? My gaydar was so high-pitched I could hear the Taco Bell chihuahua howling! And he couldn’t look more uncomfortable if he tried. Nothing rings genuine about that situation to me… Marriage, babies, vowel renewal — all seems… Forced.

  12. jazzmine

    January 27, 2014 at 7:24 AM

    jacey: I have thought for years that Ryan Sutter looks like a deer caught in the headlights. Plus, for a firefighter, he needs a couple sandwiches.

  13. sunset

    January 27, 2014 at 10:56 AM

    I was (somewhat) prepared for Catherine’s giggles last night leading up to the wedding, but “Grown sexy”? Really? And repeated only about 500 times with Catherine convinced everyone who heard it thought it was oh so wonderful?? Geez she really is young and trying too hard. My sympathies to the couple’s future kids. How embarrassing. By age 12 their kids will likely be more mature than the parents.

  14. jazzmine

    January 27, 2014 at 11:05 AM

    Her vows were childish. “Love sprinkles”.

  15. marybods

    January 27, 2014 at 11:08 AM

    Yeah, what was up with that “grown sexy”? Couldn’t make sense out of it. WTH???

  16. iheartvino

    January 27, 2014 at 12:47 PM

    The “grown sexy” was definitely overkill, as were the 500+ times we were reminded that the hadn’t had sex yet. But this is the Bachelor, so should we really have expected anything but?

    Found an article written by a EW staff member that was at the wedding last night, in case anyone’s interested:

  17. sunset

    January 27, 2014 at 1:23 PM

    Oh yes, how could I forget “love sprinkles”! Another thing that was irritating was the “I now pronounce you MAN and wife” bit. Excuse me, Sean was presumably already a man before the wedding vows, so what changed for him? You’d never hear them pronounced “woman and husband” – either way it’s pretty ridiculous. I thought the more accurate and equal “husband and wife” was universal now, but apparently not. Sean’s dad might as well have said, “I now pronounce you man and dog” (meaning one is supposedly the owner and the other owned). Other than that I wish the giddy couple well… I somehow doubt Catherine minds being “owned” now considering all the weird things that popped out of her mouth last night. But for supposed best friends I’d expect more egalitarian and equal vows in 2014.

  18. rob22

    January 27, 2014 at 2:28 PM

    Well, at least Sean will no longer need to pop over to the Rub and Tug for a little relief. I just hope for Sean’s sake that Catherine didn’t leave any bloody teeth marks.

  19. mladesic1927

    January 28, 2014 at 8:35 AM

    question…I LUV Andi she next bachelorette?

  20. iheartvino

    January 28, 2014 at 8:54 AM

    I thought Andi came across a bit full of herself in the premiere, but she’s growing on me now. I liked how in last night’s episode she asked JP questions about his regular life- interests, hobbies, etc. and was trying to have an actual conversation with him.

    Also, as of last night’s show I still think Clare is coming across as a way bigger b*tch and drama queen than Nikki. I definitely see some similarities between Courtney and Nikki, and let’s face it, Ben’s season would have been way more boring had Courtney not been on it. 🙂

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