Today is a huge day. No, not anything concerning the “Bachelor.” They are traveling from the Bahamas to Warsaw, IN today for a weekend of dates where Ben grew up. No, today is the day that Doc, Marty, and Jennifer traveled to the future in 1985 in “Back to the Future 2.” Finally, FINALLY, I can stop seeing people misreport on Facebook the date. For the last 3 years, I can’t tell you how many times people posted on Facebook the wrong date of when they traveled to the future. I’m sure you’ve seen it on your newsfeed. For die hards of the franchise like me, this was incredibly annoying. But we’ve finally arrived at that day and the movie got some things right, and some things not so much. Flying cars? Uhhhhh. Self tying shoes? Ummmmm. Jaws 19? Ok, maybe not so much. Hoverboards are close. Lexus is currently in the process of designing one. Video calls is probably the biggest thing they got right. And I would’ve said the Cubs winning the World Series until they sh** the bed in this series with the Mets. It’s probably my favorite trilogy of all time, so let me just enjoy today as I watch BTTF 2 this afternoon. Again. For the gazillionth time.
-As we know, filming heads to Warsaw, IN this weekend for the “Bachelor.” As mentioned last week, they will be filming at Rex’s Rendezvous this Friday night. Here’s an online posting about that filming, which certainly looks like it will be open to the public. So that date will be easily spoiled on social media, and I’m guessing it’ll be a 1-on-1 date.
-Then weeks ago, we had the report out on what days they were closing certain streets for filming in Warsaw. It was approved by the city and here are all the street closings from Saturday through Tuesday in Warsaw. I’m sure people will be taking pictures of this filming, I’m just not sure how close they’ll be able to get.
-Now, lets get to the good stuff, with all your “Back to the Future” stories. Die hard fans of the franchise know that the role of Marty McFly was originally given to Eric Stoltz. And they shot 5 weeks of filming with him, but he wasn’t working for them, and eventually he was replaced with Michael J. Fox. Here are producers talking about it along with clips of Eric in the role:
-Lea Thompson says she still has the prom dress she wore to the “Enchantment Under the Sea” dance. You mean, the one where Marty tried to get frisky with her in? And then Biff came up and tried to get in her pants? You realize now that scene was basically sexual assault happening in a car on high school grounds, right? Just checking. We all look at it as funny now, but what if George didn’t come up and knock Biff out? Uhhhhh, lets not go there.
-This morning, Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, and Lea Thompson were all of the “Today” show for a mini reunion. I’m torn on whether I think they should do another one or just leave the trilogy as it is, which is one of the more popular and iconic trilogies ever made. If you could get everyone on board again, and the script is good, I think I’d be down for it. But with Michael’s current condition, I just don’t know if he can carry a whole movie. And if you don’t make the movie about Michael and Doc, then it’s not worth it.
-Speaking of Doc, he has a message for everyone today:
Happy “Back to the Future” day everyone.
-The girl who allegedly found Lamar Odom unconscious is saying she saved his life. Oh this is quality right here. “Monica Monroe” apparently wants her own national holiday now because after a weekend bender having sex with the guy, she feels she deserves some props for finding him passed out after a drug overdose. Did anyone expect a Love Ranch girl to look anything less than what Monica looks like? Neither did I.
-It was announced this morning that Chris Rock will host the Oscars for a second time come February. I understand they want to skew to a younger, hipper audience because the Oscars has always been labeled as a stuffy, old Hollywood type of show, and Chris fits the mold. I just think he’s too edgy for them. It’s like they’re trying to be hip, but they’re not.
-Also announced yesterday was that they are re-booting the “Gilmore Girls” on Netflix, with a short series return. Great. Never watched the show. However, if this can get re-booted, then certainly we can get a “Dawson’s Creek” reunion at some point, right? Ok fine, how about “Party of Five?” Someone make either one of these happen.
-After the release of the final trailer, pre orders for “Star Wars” tickets have been through the roof shattering records everywhere. This movie is going to break every record imaginable when it comes out. It’ll be the highest grossing movie ever, it’ll set opening weekend numbers, and probably will remain the #1 movie in America for the longest amount of time. I’m gonna be in CA for Christmas this year, so maybe I should start looking for tickets now.
-Here’s a blast from the past. Well, last years past. Farrah Abraham is taking some heat for posting photos of her daughter wearing makeup. Really? THAT’S what you think she’s being a bad mother for? Nothing else come to mind? You’re not the least bit bothered about her getting crammed by a porn star for an hour and claiming it wasn’t a sex tape?
-Former “Bachelor” and “Bachelor Pad 3” contestant Jamie Otis, who got married on “Married at First Sight,” compared the two shows recently. Nothing that we haven’t heard before, and nothing I haven’t told you a million times about how the “Bachelor” works. The best part of this story? The very end where ABC and “Bachelor” producers have no comment on everything. Of course they don’t. Because everything Jamie said was spot on and shows how fake the show is.
-Brandi Glanville is returning for next season of RHOBH. I guess initially she said she was done, but she’s been spotted shooting scenes. I have no idea what any of this means since I don’t watch the show, I just see Brandi’s name in the headlines every other week, so I’m guessing to continue with her brand, this was a business decision. And she’s a hot, drunk mess from what I hear, and that fits in with what the show is about. It’s a win win for everyone.
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