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Bachelor in Paradise 2

“Reader Emails” & A Throwback to Jake & Vienna’s Public Breakup

Devastating news this morning. Just gut wrenching. Well, not really but in case you missed it, Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green have decided to separate after 11 years together, 5 of which were as a married couple. Man, that blows. Ok, I’m kidding. It doesn’t whatsoever for a couple of reasons. 1) Megan Fox is now single (and totally in my league) and 2) This paves the way for David and Donna to finally get married for real. Not this campy TV stuff that isn’t real. No, I’m talking about David Silver proposing to Donna Martin and makin’ this bitch official. I know Donna is over David banging Ariel in the limo while leaving the condom wrapper on the floor. And I’m sure David can look past Donna’s bizarre infatuation with Noah, the drifter drunk who somehow lasted a few seasons on that show as her boyfriend. We’re grown adults now. We can move past bad decisions. Lets make this happen, lets invite the whole gang to the wedding, and David and Donna can finally give us the real wedding we’ve wanted. Like she couldn’t leave Dean in a heartbeat. Hell, he doesn’t even like her anyway. Seriously, you really think Donna would choose Dean over David Silver and his rayon shirts and bad rapping? Please. Go get him Donna.

Someone emailed me this from the other day and thought you’d like it. Afterbuzz is an online show that talks about the “Bachelor” every episode. I’ve never watched it from beginning to end but I’m aware of it and will occasionally watch clips. This was from after last Sunday’s episode and they had Michael G. and Sarah Herron on. The most interesting stuff was in the first 5 minutes when Michael was talking about what Clare was really referring to when she walked out of the rose ceremony. Makes a hell of a lot more sense in this context, rather that the spliced together version we saw.

Get your “Dr. Reality Steve” emails in for tomorrow as we’re winding down on this season. Remember, once BIP 2 is over, “Daily Links” starts up and both “Reader Emails” and “Dr. Reality Steve” go away til January. So unload your questions over the next few weeks and the Dr. will be sure to answer.

One final note: Today’s column is exactly 24 minutes late. Why? Because when someone sent this email in for “Reader Emails,” I HAD to rewatch all 3 parts and 24 minutes of the Jake/Vienna breakup. Here was the email and I figured I’d put in on page 1 so you all will find the time to watch this again today. It’s even better 5 years later.

Hi Steve,

Long time reader! Love your site. Sometimes I don’t even watch the season but follow it on your site for the laughs.

I was reading an article about the biggest “villains” in Bachelor history and decided to re-watch the Jake and Vienna break up special. If you haven’t seen it in a while, it is TV gold. Absolutely agree. You mean this brilliance? Seriously, take 24 minutes out of your day and re-watch this with your mouth open about how two people openly decided this would be a good idea to hash out their breakup on national television. “PLEASE STOP INTERRUPTING ME!!!” Holy crap I forgot how awesome this was.

I wish all the couples were obligated to have some sort of face to face interview if they don’t work out.

Do you know why only some couples/people do the break up interview and some don’t? Are they paid extra to do it, or is it because they are still under contract and ABC thinks viewers are interested in them?


Comment: They are definitely paid to do it or no one in their right mind would ever agree to something like that. Emily and Andi were both paid to come back to talk about their breakups with Brad and Josh, respectively. If ABC feels the interest is strong enough, they absolutely will ask someone back to talk about a break up. No one’s forcing these people to agree to do it, that’s why they incentivize them with money.

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  1. purplerayne

    August 19, 2015 at 10:53 AM

    Regarding hateful twitter trolls…..NO, its not “part of the deal’. Wish we could collectively as a society finally admit that free speech doesnt give anyone the right to insult/attack another person. We would be horrified if our kids acted like this but when adults do it, we excuse is by saying “its their right”. (eye roll). Ive noticed that the Kailtyn’s trolls immediately delete their accounts or tweets after being called out, while others apologize. So it seems her strategy of shaming these people is working.

  2. alikat

    August 19, 2015 at 1:47 PM

    “Yeah… we don’t care about the dog.” <– Best contribution Chris Harrison has made to the Bachelor franchise in all its years. What an interview.

  3. locondcoco

    August 19, 2015 at 2:39 PM

    Agree with the one about Juelia exaggerating things. Especially when she said that Joe came in and “immediately” asked her on the date. Um, no. Run the footage. I believe he came in, and kinda asked the room, “anyone wanna go ride horses?”, and she was the first to raise her hand. He kinda didnt repond, then later asks again, and she responds again and says, “I’ll go!”. So yea, agree that what Joe has done isnt right either, but she’s also blowing this way out of proportion.

  4. cjscjs711

    August 19, 2015 at 3:06 PM

    @locondcoco Exactly. The handwriting was also on the wall – regardless of what he supposedly said to her on the date, the one date – when he didn’t even bother to pay any attention to her after the date unless it was a situation where he couldn’t avoid it. Very clear she wasn’t the love of his life, at all.

    On the tattoos, it’s not just this franchise. Tattoos are becoming so extremely common among youth – including gauges and piercings. When I have to find a model, as a photographer, it is so hard to find someone without tattoos or piercings, including tattoos that can be concealed. When I do retouching, more and more common request to remove tattoos, which sometimes they are so big it involves so much patching, painting, and cloning I had to buy more detailed anatomy book recently.

    Joe’s retweets, I agree w Steve, are of a whole different genre than Kaitlyn’s. I can kind of see why people thought he had good humor. For the most part, he owns his behavior and most of his tweets are poking fun at either the writer or himself.

  5. ladyjane747

    August 19, 2015 at 7:22 PM

    For what’s it’s worth, I saw Sarah Heron(?) at a Starbuck’s in Manhattan Beach last weekend. She was behind me in line and when I glanced at her she looked familiar. Then when I was waiting for my coffee, she walked up and I noticed her arm and realized who she was. She’s very pretty.

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