Reality Steve

The Bachelorette 12 - JoJo

The “Bachelorette” Episode 7 Recap Incl “Men Tell All” Taping This Weekend, & Robby’s Ex Instagram Post

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We are headed down the home stretch finally. A lot of goodies coming up, but most importantly, the best part is we are done with this season in 3 weeks. That makes me a happy man. Next week is hometowns, the following week is the overnight dates on Monday the 25th, followed by the “Men Tell All” on the 26th (more on that later). But with two weeks of not having episodes this season, I’m glad we’ve gotten to this point finally because this season couldn’t be any more predictable. It’s been known from the get go where this was headed, nothing has changed, and we’re set on a course headed straight for the sun. What is it? A large fiery ball at the center of our solar system, but that’s not important right now. Passenger Joe Solucci is carrying a bomb. A bo-. No, not a bo-, a bomb. Ok, if you don’t get those references I will never be friends with you ever in a million years. Don’t even look in my direction.

There are still a few spots available for the party in Vegas on the 29th. If you haven’t heard, it’s pretty much a Fan Appreciation Party at Mandalay Bay that’s open to anyone. If you are flying in, I would just need to see a flight itinerary. If you’re driving in, I would just need to see a hotel reservation. There’s going to be food and an open beer and wine bar, so, how could you pass that up? Also a trivia contest where prizes will be given out. So it’s certainly not too late to get your name on the list. Once a flight itinerary is shown or a hotel reservation is shown, you will be on the confirmed list. Should be a good time. Last year was a lot of fun so I decided to do it again. If interested, email me as soon as you can to get on the list.

Chris Harrison’s Yahoo blog is up where he says a whole lotta nothing. JoJo’s blog for is also up where she gushes about how Jordan is essentially the greatest human being alive, so there’s that. But more importantly, our very own Nell Kalter has her usual Tuesday double duty for your viewing. First is her Are You The One? episode 4 recap covering all the hilarious shenanigans that show has to offer, followed by her award winning (well ok, in my eyes)RHOC recap. Go read them. You’ll be a better human being for it.

Get your “Reader Emails” and “Dr. Reality Steve” emails in for the week. We are low on both of them, but usually you guys come through on Tuesday’s and Wednesday’s. Lets do it again. I mean, don’t you want to ask me for the 100th time why Jordan and Aaron don’t have a relationship? C’mon. You know you want to be #101.

The “Men Tell All” tapes this Saturday in LA. I’m sure it will mostly center around Chad since, well, the world seems to revolve around what he does nowadays. He made sure everyone knew this past weekend he was hanging out in LA with Grant’s ex-girlfriend Jen.

I wouldn’t read too much into that since I’m hearing Chad is still spending time with Robby’s ex, Hope. And will again soon. So basically the guy is doing everything he can to keep his name out there and he’s been successful at it. He’s also going to be appearing on Stassi Schroeder’s podcast at some point this week. Once he does, I’ll be sure to include the link to it. I can’t wait until he takes zero responsibility for anything he did on TV and blames it on the editing. He’s mastered that.

And speaking of Hope, she took to Instagram last night to share her thoughts of Robby basically throwing their entire relationship under the bus when he was talking to JoJo. This post has since been deleted. Good thing I had a screen shot of it last night:


And of course Robby’s dad felt the need to chime in leaving a comment like this:

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That line doesn’t even really make sense. “So glad you’re still watching our family?” He’s acting like their family is on every episode. And apparently Robby’s dad enjoys punctuation as much as Robby enjoys wearing socks. Which is to say not at all. There should be three periods in that sentence and there’s zero. “Stay tune” for next week? Dad, just stop using social media. You’re embarrassing yourself.

Anyway, what’s interesting about the MTA taping this weekend is that it’s taping before the Hometown AND Overnight date episodes have even aired. Usually in the past, it tapes the Saturday before the Monday Overnight Date episode, so they have to show the audience the Overnight date episode first so they can understand the storyline and why the #3 guy is there. So I guess that means they’ll have to show the audience BOTH episodes now? If they didn’t, the audience wouldn’t understand why Luke and Chase are in attendance. Man, what a long day. Sorry if you’re attending that taping. I guess we’ll know more after Saturday, but that seems to be how they have to handle it.

In case you missed it yesterday, all your “Bachelor in Paradise 3” episode-by-episode spoilers were posted. Seems like it’s going to be one giant sh*t show as expected. My guess is the first trailer will be shown at the “Men Tell All” taping this weekend, meaning we’ll see it on July 26th when the MTA episode airs.

Hey guess what? Another Chad story. So a while back I had posted his profile that somebody had seen from late last year. Well, now someone found his Tinder bio and wrote about it. For those thinking that maybe it wasn’t his, Chad confirmed it on Twitter the other day:

So yeah, can someone go digging on E Harmony, Plenty of Fish, Bumble, and every other dating app to find Chad’s profile? I’m sure he’s got some on those as well. We could create a whole page of all of Chad’s dating profiles and have a good laugh at them.

So I got this email in regards to that posting by one of James’ family members on a message board. Looks like they’re at it again…

“You know that TexAgs post by James’ supposed Aunt or Uncle saying he was playing at the Tap last Friday night? There was another post by the same guy (I think it is his Uncle actually based on some pictures that were posted) on another forum that I think is behind a paywall. Link is below, but not sure if you can access it without a password UPDATE: (Yes, it is. You have to create an account). Here is the link to the thread if you can access it:

Anyways, nothing earth shattering, but thought this was interesting and goes to what you always say about the show. Context is that someone asked his uncle on the thread about James the question “why did James tell on Jordan Rodgers about the poker game or whatever?”. This was the Uncle’s response:

Total set-up. JoJo had asked James 3 times “i heard something had happened with Jordan. What was it about?” James, thinking nothing about, dismissed it without comment. JoJo then tells him ” Wells told me about it and I’d like to hear it from your perspective”.

So James, figuring if Wells had already told her, said what you saw on TV edited. Thing is Wells hadn’t said anything. Producers had JoJo lie to incite that scene cause James wouldn’t take the bait the first 3 times asked. He thought it was no big deal about a stupid board game.

That’s why you see Jordan giving James a hug at the ceremony. He said they were laughing about it and are good friends.

So much manufactured drama, which is why these shows are stupid.

James told a funny story about Chad. I asked if Chad was as much of a nutcase as it appeared. James said “even worse”. He said he heard a noise at midnight. Everyone was wiped out and asleep. He gets up and walks to one of the areas the group hangs out and there sits Chad with a huge bowl of ice, just chewing piece after piece. James asks him what the heck he’s doing and Chad says, and you can’t make this crap up, “I chew ice 20 minutes at night and 20 minutes each morning to keep a firm jaw line.”

Rofl…James turned to walk away and said “pour that stuff on your head and go to bed. You’re gonna wake the whole house!”

Anyways – I thought it was an interesting tidbit about Chad – what a complete douche nozzle.”

So today’s poll question I figure is appropriate with only a few episodes left in the season:

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  1. crushonspivey

    July 12, 2016 at 11:22 AM

    Be funny if the Rodgers family talked about all the gay rumors that surround Aaron next episode. No clue if they are true, and doubt they are, but they plague that guy. Then combine it with him deciding to separate himself from his family, and it does make you wonder about the guy. Jordan did seem tortured by that relationship–or lack thereof.

    Poor Alex. That Argentine horse had a better chance at being mounted by Jojo than he did/does. And I was seriously hoping they’d have a miniature horse for Alex to ride on that date.

    Still just a really bad editing and production job this season. Have hard time seeing Jojo really finding a deep connection with any of these guys. Focused on the wrong things for far too long, the wrong guys. The hook for the show–finding love–is really not there this time. It is just a farce, and for that, I can watch a show that makes fun of this one and has better jokes.

  2. rob22

    July 12, 2016 at 11:26 AM

    I’m at the point of giving up. Yeah, these shows are boring as hell & the recaps keep it somewhat interesting. But, I mean, we’re at the point where everyone is giving their “I’m falling in love with you” scripted statements on cue. I guess it would be ridiculous to expect any genuine emotion, but geez, they’re just mailing it in this season.

    Oh, and I guess I see where JoJo is into Rajahs. But clearly he’s just playing the game. So you can’t have the JoJo and Jordan show RS has been talking about with only 50% of the pair participating IMO.

  3. chrisoulaf

    July 12, 2016 at 11:39 AM

    RS, your interpretation is way off. How did Jordan sell Aaron out on national television like that? Jordan opened up about his family since hometown dates are next and was honest about the non-existent relationship. It wasn’t a knock and it wasn’t a sell out, it felt very authentic and the whole family is obviously bothered by it. Not to mention, Aaron doesn’t seem to have much of a relationship with anyone else in the family…that says a lot about Aaron and Olivia. Jordan handled himself very well…not sure what show you were watching last night???

    Jordan gets attacked because he’s ridiculously attractive, articulate and a threat to everyone there. The guys focus on him because they see that JoJo has fallen hard. Jealousy rears its ugly head.

  4. thisshow

    July 12, 2016 at 12:27 PM

    That other Rodgers brother seems like a mega douche. Not Aaron, the other one. Doubt Olivia is the big bad evil culprit, though I’m sure the family would prefer someone a little more docile for their son. rme Anyway, boring season indeed. IA that Jojo is all over Jordan, and he’s just playing along. How long can he keep it up post show?

  5. purplerayne

    July 12, 2016 at 12:29 PM

    “Jordan gets attacked because he’s ridiculously attractive, articulate and a threat to everyone there…”

    LOL x 100000000000

  6. angelfish

    July 12, 2016 at 1:07 PM

    I don’t really see the endgame as JoJo dumping Jordan so much as Jordan ditching her as soon as he gets a decent break.

    We really don’t have any info on his supposed commentator job, but I don’t see him taking JoJo the needy albatross along for the ride. I think he can ultimately do better than a Texas house flipper still in love with her hairdresser.

  7. llevin

    July 12, 2016 at 1:34 PM

    Your site sucks. It is impossible to comment, due to the fact that it keeps saying “unresponsive scripts.” The pop up ads are so intrusive that I have 3 open windows at any given time. You will not pay the bills with these ads because people are giving up on trying to navigate this site. I’ve tried different devices, pcs, macs, safari, Firefox, chrome, explorer, whatever I use does not work. Please don’t force me to give up on you, but I can’t take the frustration of not being able to access your content. Plus, the pictures at the bottom of your site (the ads) are always disgusting.

  8. rob22

    July 12, 2016 at 1:55 PM

    The site is really bad. Not as bad today, but it periodically is very jumpy and it keeps causing my browser to crash. Sometimes I type in a comment & lose it to a system crash. I mean you can only load so much crap on one site. RS must set the record for ads he crams into this site. So, what do we expect the site to be like? I live with it, but it is the worst website I’ve ever encountered. The recent “improvements” were superficial. The site looks a little better, but it still performs terribly. I never really cared how it looked either.

  9. ctrealitygirl

    July 12, 2016 at 3:11 PM

    I’m with you 100% chrisoulaf! Everyone’s jumping on the band wagon bashing Jordan today for selling out his brother Aaron. In my opinion Jordan was very tactful when explaining the situation to Jojo and I cannot see any reason his brother would be upset about it. After all, his non relationship with Aaron was all over the internet when Jordan was first announced as a cast member on the show. So what’s the big deal? I didn’t hear him say one bad thing about Aaron…just that he chooses to keep to himself. Furthermore, I don’t get all the Jordan haters out there. f I were in Jojo’s shoes, he’d be my pick too! And Chase as a runner-up, with Luke running a close 3rd. Robby to me is the real douchebag…he’s got total player written all over him.

  10. mauichick

    July 12, 2016 at 9:43 PM

    Pretty sure Steve DOES already pay his bills from the ads on the site. And recently hit his record day on page visits. But yeah, the ads at the bottom are quite gross sometimes.

  11. cjscjs711

    July 12, 2016 at 10:42 PM

    I never see one single ad on this page, and nothing at the bottom. And never have any “jumping”, crashing, etc. I use Adblock Plus, the free version. With some ad-block programs, they open and close the ads in the background so RS would still get his income from the ads (many advertisers pay by the click into their ad, as probably his do).

    Why should Jordan paint his brother in any light other than what is, is? Aaron is famous, he won’t be at the hometown, not as a slap in the face to the show, but just nonvisiting as usual. If Jordan doesn’t like people to know he doesn’t visit his family, then he should visit his family, not shoot the messenger.

  12. supersparklyday

    July 13, 2016 at 11:43 PM

    I have zero problems with this site and I am using a Galaxy S4. Don’t know what anyone else’s problems could be.

    Okay, I have to day that I like JoJo, she is gorgeous and is great on camera – BUT I also have to say she is the worst Bachelorette at acting, ie,acting like she’s interested in her date if their name isn’t Jordan, Roby or Like. That last date with Alex was painful to watch, and when she called him “a cute little gaucho, I knew he was toast – burnt toast. She may have “tried” to make that date interesting – but if she did, it was an EPIC fail ! JoJo, you could at least “try”. Not every guy can be Jordan, ya know.

    The group date was b-o-r-i-n-g
    Can’t the producers have a Plan B for situations like that?

    And hey, Steve, clean up your act. Saying that the seat JoJo was on probably needed to be squeegeed after she got up was just gross. Not your usual vulgarity – just classless. You just don’t get it that not everyone thinks like you do and you could at least TRY to make the column non-insulting to women.

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