While recovering from a gunshot wound in a hospital bed in Daytona Beach, I watched the entire season of Burning Love: Burning Down the House, a show very similar to the ABC’s Bachelor House. In case you haven’t seen it, contestants were paired up and then competed in a number of immunity challenges and eliminations. Two couples made it to the end. The eventual winner, Annie, rejected the marriage proposal from her boyfriend and took the cash prize instead of love. Then, in another surprise move, Annie proposed to the show’s host, a guy named Bill. Steve, I would like to know the status of Annie and Bill. Would you please provide an update on these two? Thanks.
Comment: Ok first off, sorry about that gunshot wound. Can’t imagine that felt all too pleasant.
Secondly, ummmm, I don’t know if it’s the drugs they have you hopped up on at the hospital, but you do realize that Burning Love was a parody of the “Bachelor” right? It’s not a real show. It was strictly made to make fun of the “Bachelor” franchise. They did a “Bachelor,” “Bachelorette,” then “Bachelor Pad” parody, which is what you saw. Those are actors.
Get well soon.
First 1,000,000 congrats on a perfectly spoiled season. Once again you nailed it!!!! Thank you. Got to thinking, about a few things. I guess Andi could answer this for me. From your understanding of the bach/ettee contract:
I am sure the Neil Lane sparkler is back with the producers but contractually would JP get it back if he wants to get engaged to Nikki? No. His relationship with this show is over.
Contractually do TPTB have any legal legs to stand on for JP’s lack of cooperation at the final Rose and After the Final Rose? No. The contract doesn’t state you HAVE to propose. They just encourage everyone to and they usually do.
After the way the season played out I am sure TPTB were not going to want JP/Nikki on the Kimmel and GMA shows even if they did get engaged, so in essence JP/Nikki actually did them a favor by not cooperating. So do you know if those media appearances are part of the contract or is it more like “at the pleasure of TPTB” which gives them an out. If memory serves me, was it Emily and Brad or Jeff that did not do the media rounds after the engagement?
Comment: Anything he’s doing post show does not seem to be sanctioned by the show at all. He’s wiped himself clean of them.
Can you tell us your thoughts on that creeper producer Elan? Seriously, that guy makes me cringe with all of his flirty Instagrams with the girls and posting bitter ex texts. Why do the contestants actually like him? Have you ever met him or interacted with him?
Comment: Never met or interacted with him. And probably never will. I don’t see the point. He doesn’t care for me anyway. Most contestants like him because he buddies up to all of them and kisses their ass, tells them what they want to hear, which is basically doing his job. But Elan isn’t in charge of the editing, so they can’t take it out on him if they end up looking bad.
At what point do you think producers realized they needed to focus the edit on a more negative side of Juan Pablo? I think the guy has a million negative qualities to be honest, but we all know they could’ve spun it a different way had they wanted to. Was it the gay comment or how the girls hated him or what?
Comment: I think they knew from the very beginning he was going to be tough to handle, then when America started turning on him for his comments, and lack of basic understanding for what the hell was going on around him, they realized they might as well just throw him under the bus. I mean, obviously they knew back in November they didn’t have a proposal on their hands this season, so, I’m sure the wheels started turning then.
First off just want to say that I am so grateful for your site. My wife loves watching the Bachelor / Bachelorette every season, so I have had to simply accept the fact that this show is now a part of my life. I discovered your website shortly after the Jason/Melissa/Molly ATFR debacle, and I am so grateful I did because reading your site is the only thing that keeps the show palpable on any level.
Perusing through your “Reader Emails” this week, I couldn’t help but notice the “guy that can predict the ending of this show THREE episodes in”. He stated that, “It should be no secret how you ‘predict’ outcomes, your predictions are always after the fact,…” This guy got me thinking, and I just wanted to ask you, isn’t there any way you could start doing your predictions BEFORE the events of the season have occurred?! I mean, if you could do that, could you imagine the street cred you would garner with stately gentlemen such as this?! Not to mention all of the TV attention you would receive for being able to tell the future!!
But seriously, please keep up the good work. I’ll be back to watch the next season of the Bachelorette through the lens of Reality Steve.
Comment: Yeah, I’ll try to make my “predictions” before the season starts from now on. Because as we all know, all my spoilers come after the show has aired.
A couple of closing thoughts on Juan Pablo.
I think ABC was mainly concerned about his anti-gay comments. I get the sense JP was a d-bag but they hid some of it early on and gave him a nicer “edit.” Then that phone interview occurs and they made quick work of throwing him under the bus. While I am one of sean and cat’s biggest fans it seemed a little too orchestrated to have all of these “alums” there to share their opinions. I have to believe they were “coached” on what to say. ABC successfully and quietly created an “us vs. JP” scenario and have easily disassociated themselves and avoided potential lawsuits. With Nikki? I doubt they last but I also think his lack of display of affection was intentional. At that point he wasn’t going to do anything they asked him to do.
Lastly- since I know you are a big FNL fan- Clare’s inflection and tone of voice was very familiar to me and I couldn’t figure it out until the finale. She would change it up but there were a lot of similarities to Lyla Garrity. Check it.
Comment: Him and Nikki aren’t lasting. I’ve got no worries there. Lets just say that I definitely won’t be sweating out what registry to search their gift for.
Yeah, I can see the Lyla comparisons with Clare. Good call.
I read your site all the time and you are so hard on yourself! You are not “only as good as your last season”. Dude, you are killing it, don’t apologize! Your site is
One of the only reasons many people, myself included, continue to watch the show. The insight you provide is extremely entertaining and enlightening!
Give yourself a break and enjoy your success!
Comment: Thanks, I appreciate it, but in reality, yes I’m only as good as my last season. I mean, people are still gonna come to this site for spoilers regardless. It’s not like a season is going to start and I’ll have absolutely nothing. JP’s season was a home run. Basically had every detail you needed, plus a lot of behind the scenes stuff. Will Andi’s be the same? I’m not sure. So far so good, but that’s because they’re still in the states. Once they start traveling it gets harder. Dependent on a lot of social media stuff and what not. But just know by around Mid May, you’ll probably have everything you need for her season.
With me getting the ending wrong to Des, of course people were going to doubt heading into JP’s season, and rightfully so. Hell, people are going to doubt anyway no matter how much I deliver. It’s just part of the job. All I can do is keep relaying the info that I’m given, keep providing you with information that no other site on the internet does, and keep giving you any behind-the-scenes details I’m made aware of.
I want to take a break from asking about the bachelor and ask about survivor. Just two questions
1) Who are your early favorites for Survivor: Cagayan? Honestly, I don’t have a clue. It’s still too early for me to decide that. What I do know is that I’m guessing anyone from the Brains tribe doesn’t make it far.
2) Can you rank your top 5 seasons of Survivor in order. Because I don’t follow “Survivor” religiously meaning thinking, writing, and/or reading about it every day like I do for the “Bachelor” franchise, the series all kinda run together for me. To sit and rank would be kind of impossible. I liked Australia I remember. The first Heroes vs Villains and Fans vs Favorites, and Samoa. But I basically like every season of this show, so, I’m not sure there’s any particular order.
Hey Steve, I’m new to your site but I had some questions…. I hope you’ll post on you your site with some answers. First of all I know you’ve been asked a million times, but I couldn’t find it anywhere. WHY is the driveway wet? Lol second, you mentioned the girls have a handler… What exactly is that??
Comment: The driveway is wet because God wanted it that way.
Handler is someone assigned to each contestant once they get down to the final 6 or so where they travel with you everywhere to make sure you don’t break any rules, etc. During your wait on hometowns, they take you shopping, to the gym, the movies, etc. You don’t go anywhere without them. You can’t.
I’ve been waiting for several seasons to hear someone in the finale audience proclaim, “Of course I know who’s getting the final rose. I read it on Reality Steve months ago!” and have been disappointed each time. Maybe the audience members have to sign a document saying they won’t mention you and thus give you free publicity. Otherwise it doesn’t make sense that no one has mentioed you by now.
Comment: Yeah, that’s probably not gonna happen, but sure would be awesome if it did.
A few things: you mentioned maybe the guys would strip or something. Well, on The Bachelor Canada, the girls had to do a burlesque dance for The Bachelor. It was so awkward and embarrassing, especially because one of the women who had to do it was a virgin pastor. I really hope they don’t do that, and have Andi throw out the typical ”Seeing that the guys were willing to do this for me really showed they’re willing to take a chance and go out on a limb for love”. *PUKE* All the guys danced in costumes and ended up stripping down into some tiny underwear.
Two, what do you think Uncle Sexy’s deal is? Does he have mental issues? Seems odd for a grown man to be so obsessed with the show and all contestants….I don’t get it. Your guess is as good as mine as to how someone could have as much time as Will’s friend did to create this persona about Will and essentially try to live vicariously through him. Glad he got exposed.
What did you think of Jillian’s comments regarding the show, and how she was disappointed in Chris Harrison? What about Molly & Jason’s comments? I think Chris is a douche for sure, but…I don’t think he was trying to get JP to say he loved her, or trying to force something in particular out of him…he was just trying to force some genuine emotion out of him, because it’s the whole point of the show! I like Jillian, but disagreed with what she said. Chris was just doing his job and had 2 segments to fill with a guy who wanted no part of being there.
The reason people are saying Nikki is prego is because of JP’s comment about ‘things changing’ a few weeks ago. You speculated it’s due to DWTS and their rejection of JP, but others have speculated the comment was in regards to a pregnancy. Nikki’s not pregnant. It was him not getting cast on DWTS.
Next, you really should curb your uncrustable habit. I read in Men’s Health once that they’re one of the worst foods in the supermarket for you: http://health.yahoo.net/experts/eatthis/5-most-pointless-supermarket-food
Most Pointless Supermarket Lunch
Smucker’s Uncrustable Peanut Butter and Grape Jelly Sandwich
9 g fat (2 g saturated)
9 g sugars
Back in the day, homemade peanut butter and jelly sandwiches were considered a quick lunch fix, but Smucker’s somehow managed to turn this old favorite into a processed junk food. Uncrustables are pre-made PB&J sandwiches with the crusts already removed, and unlike their classic counterparts, they’re full of high-fructose corn syrup and heart-damaging hydrogenated oils. For a much more sensible snack, spread some peanut butter and jelly on half of a whole wheat English muffin. Or go with a full peanut butter and jelly sandwich on whole wheat bread. It has more calories than an Uncrustable, but comes packed with more fiber and protein, nutrients that will fill your belly and help you power through an afternoon. And check out the exclusive expanded edition of the Eat This, Not That! Supermarket Survival Guide—consider it your personal navigator to the 45,000 products, and their confusing labels and misleading claims, in the average supermarket.
Comment: Thank you for being the ultimate buzz kill. I hate you now.
Not relevant to andi’s new season (I’m actually excited because Des was boring and indecisive but I loved Emily!) But am I the only one who can’t wrap my mind around the Stagliano brothers trying to raise 20K for their board game?
This is coming from bachelor pad winner who won $125K at the finale????? How are people raising money for this? I loved Michael but found that he’s really trying to squeeze up his 15 mins and is annoying now! At least Holly disappeared from the franchise and is living life as normally as it seems?
Comment: I’m not here to say what Michael did or didn’t do with his half of the winnings. I have no idea. Kickstarter is the new craze, so I guess they wanted to take their shot with it. I have no idea what the game is or how close they are to their goal. To each their own.
I was just thinking about the conversations this season…it’s going to be guys (the smart ones) asking Andi allllllll about herself. Bet we know more about this Bach than any before on the due to the fact that they all know how she feels about how Juan Pablo treated her…. Can’t say I am looking forward to this if they all over compensate.
Comment: I’m sure they will. Probably break out a scroll with a list of questions on it on every date. “So, when your birthday? Do you have a favorite color? Where do you see yourself in 5 years?” On and on and on it will go…
It’s ridiculous that this is what prompted me to write in for the first time, but I wanted to respond to the person that asked what happens if it’s that time of the month for a woman set to have a fantasy suite date.
I’m sure 100% of these women are on birth control, and with most types of BC (pill, nuvaring) you can just start a new pack or ring right away instead of taking the placebo pills that allow you to have period. So the woman could skip it or delay it that month and not have to deal with it.
Mystery solved! Thanks for the spoilers.
Comment: Ummmm, yeah. What they said.
I was once obsessed with your website. I hate surprises and suspense so naturally I loved your spoilers. The more time I spent on your site, the more I feel like I know you. I must say that you don’t paint a pretty picture for yourself. You reply to most comments in a condescending tone and you seem incapable of dealing with criticism in a mature manner. Your usual response it to criticize their punctuation, spelling or grammar rather than actually try to understand what the problem is. For this reason you will never be able to grow and improve. Critics actually do us a favour, they give us a free diagnosis of what’s wrong. Sometimes, like doctors, they can be wrong, but if you find that you are getting second, third and forth opinions and they are all saying the same thing, they are probably right. Use this information to fix the problem. Don’t use it as fuel for your immature dramatic knit picking. That only makes you look desperate, pathetic and generally unlikeable. Think about times when you have read a comment that has a valid point, only to have the person replying to miss the point and focus on the point that the commenter didn’t use a capital letter, or a period etc.
Comment: Ahhhh, a nice, uplifting email to end the column with. Ok, thank you very much. You’re the best. Keep reading.
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