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Bachelor in Paradise 2

“Reader Emails,” Andi’s Book, Another Contestant Blames Editing, & the Next “Bachelor”

I want to publicly acknowledge US Weekly being a full month late to the “Ben H. is the next Bachelor” party. E! Online and this site reported that a month ago, yet somehow US didn’t put it out til today’s magazine that hit newsstands with Ben H. on the cover saying “Meet the New Bachelor.” For the last month, all I’ve heard is people telling me how Ben isn’t doing it, Ben turned it down, they’re gonna do two Ben’s, it’s gonna be Nick, it’s gonna be Ben Z., Ben H. is dating Tenley…on and on and on and on it went. Mind you, none of that information came from any solid sources, just people thinking that because they see something on social media it must be true. The fact is they did exactly what I said they would: they played Nick. Guess what? They hired Nick a personal trainer. Just like they did Arie last season. Womp wooooooooooooomp. Sorry bud. It was Ben and they played you like a fiddle making you think you had a chance. You should see how many people were convinced it was gonna be Nick because of this factor or that factor or Ben didn’t do anything on social media etc. It’s all noise. It was always going to be Ben and they just dragged it out for people to keep talking and keep interest up, which they did.

I’m sure you’ve seen this by now, but Andi is writing a book about her break up with Josh. Put it this way: if someone is writing a break up book, it’s not going to be positive. She’s not gonna sit and praise Josh the whole book, that’s for sure. Do I think it’s bush league? Yes. Is she hitting below the belt and monetarily capitalizing off of trashing him? Absolutely. To mask it with “oh, this is just a self help book for all women who have gone through break ups before” is a load of crap. She wants to spill dirt on her relationship with Josh, throw him under the bus, and collect money for it. Lets not fool ourselves.

It’s becoming pretty much a weekly occurrence, but yet another BIP contestant is blaming the editing that they received. Josh told TMZ that the story he was telling about $30 coconuts with Molly in them was just a story he was told by a producer and he was just relaying it on to everyone. I can believe that. However, it amazes me that all the contestants love all the attention they get from the show – except when it becomes negative. Then they’ll run to any outlet they can to try and defend themselves. It’s pointless and it makes you look desperate. You agreed to go on the show, you know what the producers are capable of, so deal with whatever edit you get because I’m telling you, 95% of the audience doesn’t read it and doesn’t care.

Nick did an interview with the Huffington Post the other day and, shocker, said he absolutely would consider being the “Bachelor.” Mind you, Nick did this interview already aware the show had hired him a personal trainer and being fed that he was in serious consideration. So basically just dismiss anything he says in this because he was just playing coy. 1) He didn’t get the gig and 2) We’ve known for months he wanted to be the “Bachelor.”

Finally, Chris Harrison’s Yahoo blog is up now talking about episode 2 of the show. Nothing too juicy, but figured you might want to read it. On to “Reader Emails”…

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  1. jessicat

    August 12, 2015 at 11:26 AM

    Another “Reader Emails” where Steve doesn’t answer a lot of the questions and gives rude answers. If you’re going to do this column at all, why wouldn’t you put a little more effort into it?

  2. elizabeth82

    August 12, 2015 at 4:41 PM

    I agree with you, jessicat, about him not answering a lot of the questions. Does he read them that quickly and just miss a bunch? It’s annoying.

  3. sara100

    August 12, 2015 at 9:27 PM

    According to, Ashley I. is 26 years old and 5’6″. She posted in a social media photo that she was 122 pounds, which seems about right for how she looks. She is consuming about 1,575 calories per day if she is maintaining that weight as a sedentary person. If she actually did consume an average of 1,400 calories per day, her weight would eventually settle around 90 pounds, which is severely underweight.


  4. cjscjs711

    August 12, 2015 at 11:54 PM

    On Jade’s ‘scars’ I remember thinking when I saw them it did not look like a scar. Models are not supposed to wear underwear or anything before a shoot that is tight enough to leave Mark’s on their skin. I occasionally shoot lingerie and tho most models know better the novices (Jade) often screw up. Like they come in with no underwear – but they’ve been wearing skin-tight jeans that leave deep red marks that won’t go away for hours. Which is plausible Jade did.

    Women who wear a lot of makeup all the time, like Ashley I.. Come across as either vain or insecure, both tend to turn men off.

    The age thing has to do with fertility and perpetuation of the species. It won’t change till test tube babies don’t need wombs. There’s more involved in fertility than just “good eggs” and if a man wants his biological kids, an 8-year younger woman is a better gamble.

    I love it that they weren’t able to get Ashley S. To act crazy this season. Or, out of the goodness of their hearts decided to give her a good edit.

  5. rob22

    August 13, 2015 at 5:56 AM

    I have to say that writing a Tell All book about a breakup is pretty low. Can you imagine if someone wrote such a book about one of your breakups? Yikes. I think Josh is a tool who doesn’t seem to have much of a life, and certainly he signed up for the ride on The Bachelor. But Andi is just kicking him when he’s down. That’s totally unnecessary & just plain mean.

    She’s obviously doing it for the fame and money, just like The Bachelorette gig and the whole feigned meltdown on JPBlow that got her the role. So, she gets paid, Josh gets nothing & SHE writes the Tell All? Honestly she’s probably the most low-rent person that’s ever been on the franchise…. that’s including Butt-kowski, Alf and Nick Cialis. Don’t buy her book. She needs to go away.

  6. rob22

    August 13, 2015 at 6:07 AM

    BTW: I think Courtney’s book was different. First, though she was a willing participant on The Bachelor, she didn’t get paid for being on the show. And, of course, she was the most vilified contestant ever. Though she may have deserved some of it, the show definitely gave her a really bad edit. And…. we’re talking Ben Flatdick. To me, that floppy haired cretin was the second worst Bachelor ever, behind Huan Pah-Blow.

    But anyway, you could understand how Courtney would want to set the record straight after the hammering she received from the public and the media. (And ewwww…. she slept with Ben Flatdick!!!) I know, right?

    I never read the book, so I don’t know how much of a hatchet job she did on Ben. If I read it, maybe I’d feel differently. But, to me, there is no justification for Andi kicking Josh when he’s down. There’s good fame generated from the show…. i.e. Jessie Palmer or Ali Fedotowski…. and then there’s what Andi’s doing.

  7. simplybd

    August 13, 2015 at 7:14 AM

    I know what RS is saying about the formula for choosing the next Bachelor/Bachelorette, but if there are no good candidates from Ben H’s season, I would love to see Tenley as the next Bachelorette. She seems to be one of the nicest people ever on this show!
    I totally agree with rob22’s post – I never did like Andi!!

  8. serapa

    August 13, 2015 at 7:46 AM

    Andi must be a real B##CH to do that to Josh. Who does that????

    Also, I am 44 years old; workout 4 days a week with moderate weights. I am 5’8″, 130 lbs, 20% body fat. I eat 2100 calories a day to maintain my weight.

    If I ate 1400 calories, I would look anorexic.

    Ashley, if you are reading this….as Andi would say…STAAAAAPPPP!!!!

  9. rob22

    August 13, 2015 at 8:15 AM

    Yeah, the whole calorie thing is misleading. There are multiple functions in play. Calories is definitely a huge part of it. Let’s not lose that fact. How much you eat has the biggest impact on your weight. However, if you work out, that changes your calorie needs. If you eat a bunch of sugar and white flour (bad calories) that changes things. If you drink a lot of water & no sodas & limit alcohol, that changes things. If you are younger and/or have a high metabolism, that changes things.

    Personally, I have to stay at about 2,000 calories even though I’m over six feet and workout every day, or I gain weight. It kinda sucks, because when I was in my 20s I could eat whatever I wanted. But that’s the way it goes.

  10. serapa

    August 13, 2015 at 8:25 AM

    What age are you Rob? My dad is like that too…he is now 70 and eats about 1,500 cals a day or he gains. He still has a round tummy.

  11. cjscjs711

    August 15, 2015 at 7:24 PM

    I finally got around to watching the actual episode (reading the recaps is more a priority with me than watching the actual show) and even knowing what producers are capable of, I don’t buy Josh’s TMZ story. Why would anyone allow those words, about anybody’s story particularly if not your own, leave your mouth if untrue, unless you’re an idiot. A complete idiot. On national TV.

    Do you imagine any company wants a welder, working with electricity in high-risk conditions, where risk of burns, electric shock or even explosions can occur – who would be cool with a welder who says he does, enjoys – or says he enjoys – getting high on hallucinogens? I don’t think so….. what is more likely – than that he stupidly repeated a story about someone else, told by someone else, who told him to say it on national TV because that would be a good idea, is – well, figure it out….. Can’t say I’d blame a person for wanting to backtrack and take back such stupid words but….. good luck with that. The story he told TMZ does not make sense to me. I hope it does to his employer.

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