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The “Bachelor” Nick Episode 4 Recap incl Corinne’s Mom Goes Off, the Arkansas Conspiracy, Raven’s Ex-Boyfriend, and Who Hooked Up This Weekend?

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We got a lot of juicy nuggets this week. You never know when news or info is going to break, and after last night, we got quite a few things. So covered in today’s recap among other things are: a demographic survey (page 1), Corinne’s ex has a blog (page 1), Corinne’s mom blabbing to TMZ (page 1), Nashville reunions and hookups (page 1), who is Raven’s ex-boyfriend (page 5), what I’m calling the Arkansas Conspiracy (page 5), and Corinne’s appearance in a Juicy J and 2 Chainz rap video (page 4). Not to mention, two more things that happened during filming, which the show never addressed last night (page 4). So yeah, lots of goodies this week as this season continues to roll on, have everyone talking on social media, and Corinne meme’s popping up everywhere. Is she doing what she set out to do? Absolutely. Does she think this is going well for her? For sure. Does she have any self awareness at all as to how most of America views her? None. Oh sure, she’s gaining social media followers and people won’t stop talking about her, and if you live by the saying that any publicity is good publicity, then yeah, she’s winning so to speak. But in the end, will this girl ever be taken seriously for anything? A good chance the answer to that is no. As she shouldn’t be. She’s a spoke on the wheel that is this giant ABC bike that keeps spinning and spinning and spinning producing “characters” every season. She’s one of many.

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Our very own Nell Kalter is back with your Vanderpump Rules recap. Props to Nell for fighting through the bad east coast weather that knocked her cable out and staying up late to get this done. That’s some serious dedication. Especially for the sh** show that this is. I’ve never had TV issues when it’s come to the “Bachelor” programming, but if I did, you can bet your ass I’d just skip the recap. You are a better person than me, Nell.

Remember I’d told you that this episode was originally supposed to be filmed in South Carolina but the hurricane at the time altered plans so they had to scramble to put everything together in Wisconsin. Well, here’s how the whole farming group date came to be as told to this outlet by the actual farmers involved. Interesting stuff. My favorite part is these guys don’t even watch the show, but after seeing how it was made, even remarked why they thought anyone would ever sign up to do this. Ha ha.

Well, it was only a matter of time before a Corinne family member decided to jump on the media bandwagon against their daughter and start spewing ignorance. Ladies and gentleman, I give you Corinne’s mom talking to TMZ. Oh what a beauty this is. Corinne, I’m sure you love your mom to death and you appreciate her having your back, but that just made things worse for you, not better. She comes across as completely ignorant in that video and admits that you essentially are purposely doing what you’re doing to fill a role. Not to mention, going to the police because she’s getting phone calls from strangers? Yeah, they’ll certainly run to her defense to take care of that because I’m sure that’s the #1 priority on their list now. Look, no one deserves to be harassed, whether online or on the phone, but her mom’s appeared sense of entitlement in that video pretty much shows that the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree in their family. Unless it was a death threat that they can trace to a particular number, Mrs. Corinne was basically just trying to run a scare tactic there so people will leave her alone. Sucks she has to deal with losers who feel the need to search for somebody’s number and harass them, but her thinking that police really care about all this is pretty laughable.

Look, we KNOW the show is fake. You’re not breaking any news there. We know the whipped cream can was planted outside next to Nick and Corinne (because your daughter requested that’s what she wanted to do for his birthday), but she still was the one who chose to spray it on her boobs. No one forced her to do that. And your daughter DID take her top off in a pool. Whether she was coaxed to or not, it was still ultimately her decision to do it. She still could’ve said, “I’m not doing that.” She didn’t, and people are reacting. As I say every season, if people cannot handle criticism from the masses, whether it’s fair or not, then don’t go on the show. Mrs. Corinne acts like she’s smarter than the show and thinks she’s getting one over on them by “exposing” what they do. She’s not, we all know it, and when you ultimately try to go up against this show, you will lose. Every time. Pipe down.

And oh yeah, in case you were wondering what an ex of hers has to say, he chimed in with this blog post, which speaks so highly of her I must say. Who knows the legitimacy of this guy and how close he is to her, but does anything he say really surprise you? Me neither.

In case you weren’t following social media this weekend, there was a lot of “Bachelor” gatherings in Nashville. There was a girls weekend with some of Nick’s girls as Danielle M., Vanessa, Kristina, and Taylor were out and about all weekend taking pictures and posting them. In addition, some of Ben Higgins girls were also together in Nashville as Lauren Bushnell, Jen Saviano, Amanda Stanton, and Lace Morris hung out with Evan, Carly, and Wells while in town. What’s significant about this? That Amanda and Wells were glued to each other’s faces and making out all weekend, as reports were they weren’t hiding anything. Does this mean they’re a couple and are officially together? My guess is no. Does this mean that Mount Murray (if he doesn’t already know) will soon begin to erupt in 3…2…1? Probably. Hey, maybe that’s why she hooked up with Wells in the first place? But it certainly happened, they weren’t shy about it, and plenty of people saw. Wouldn’t be surprised if a video popped up of it sooner rather than later either.

Ratings are in and the show held steady from last week, pulling in 7.3 million viewers with a 2.4 rating last night. In comparison, Ben’s 4th episode last year drew 7.7 million with a 2.3 rating. So the show is performing exactly how they expect it to perform. Is it the “highest rated Bachelor season ever” like Nick apologist Ashley I. predicted? Of course not. But it’s doing exactly what they want and expect.

And finally, last week I asked you your thoughts on Vanessa after their 1-on-1 date. Same question this time, but with Raven.

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  1. kimmyfromdablock

    January 24, 2017 at 10:40 AM

    I am in the helping field and I’ve said this a thousand times, it doesn’t matter what letters you have after your name, people are people. Good therapists are hard to find. Enough said.

    My favorites are Raven and Rachel. Corinne is a hoot. More calculating and therefore smarter than anyone is giving her credit. She knows her entertainment value and is riding her 15 minutes hard.

  2. lak377

    January 24, 2017 at 10:53 AM

  3. bsexton

    January 24, 2017 at 11:32 AM

    On your bit about the “bachelor” franchise reunion in nashville…Lauren B was there. Has anyone else noticed that she’s been doing a lot of traveling and posting absolutely NOTHING about ben here lately? Did they break up and I’m just the last to find out?

  4. hales

    January 24, 2017 at 12:05 PM

    bsexton, Lauren B and Ben are still together. She doesn’t have a traditional “job” anymore. She makes money through social media now. If you follow any other social media “influencers” they all travel a lot (i.e. Becca Tilley)

  5. katieottawa

    January 24, 2017 at 12:25 PM

    i just wanted to call out all the hypocritical women who took part on the march on saturday who were demanding respect for womens rights

    yet not 48 hours later were among the 7.4 million women who tuned in to this show to again win its slot in the adult women demographic and took part in this show trending as the #1 thing on twitter.

    If you are going to fight for a cause and want to be taken seriously, how about also boycotting shows like this that have at its core the purpose of demeaning women while showcasing and encouraging women who are WILLING to act like complete airhead barbie dolls just for some attention/money/fame and instagram followers. The fact that those same people who watch and take part on twitter essentially negate any real significance or future change given to the cause that took place on saturday.

  6. yoyotono

    January 24, 2017 at 12:32 PM

    The only thing I’m interested in finding out, after reading this whole article, is who Raven’s ex-boyfriend is and how it was possible for the Arkansas Conspiracy.

    The last episode ran like an episode of, “The Simple Life”. Everything that happened on the farm date was expected. It was also expected that Corinne would get a rose to stir controversy and that controversy would errupt.

    Danielle L. also comes off as fake, even with all that editing. Yes, everyone knows Corinne is entitled, I don’t find her funny either. Just the SSDD, it’s old.

  7. yoyotono

    January 24, 2017 at 12:33 PM

    Regarding the Amanda/Wells situation, it’s not a surprise Amanda found a different guy from the franchise. She needs to continue to make money off social media, and a new guy fans already know is a good way to do that. Probably the same type of thing JJ & Juelia tried to do.

  8. kimmyfromdablock

    January 24, 2017 at 2:20 PM

    Scandal above or someone with a vendetta against Raven?

    @katieottawa……so you can’t participate in a women’s march if you watch this show? Does that theory or “calling out” include watching beauty pageants, posting revealing selfies, sleeping around, putting on makeup or doing anything else focused on superficial things or things related to objectifying women?

  9. RaRa

    January 24, 2017 at 2:22 PM

    Actually, Steve, if you had read the entire Knigge Farms article, you would know that they did not actually drink the fresh-squeezed milk. The farmer (whatever his name was) said they are not allowed to drink milk which has not been pasteurized, so they were compelled to warm some pasteurized milk and have the “ladies” drink that.

  10. valadega

    January 24, 2017 at 2:38 PM

    I hope Rachel gets the gig so the cries of racism can finally go away. I’m getting bored by the show and Corinne has overstayed her welcome. If I never saw her in the Franchise of this show I would be happy. I hope to see the Danielle’s,Taylor and Astrid on BIP. Their good look will bring in the guys panting!

  11. yellowcrayon

    January 24, 2017 at 2:55 PM

    As a female myself, I can 100% agree that women are the bigger hypocrites. Men have their own flaws, but women take the cake with hypocrisy.

    Also, Nick is really dull. I only watched him on Kaitlyn’s season and had no reason to believe otherwise, but yea, very boring.

  12. katieottawa

    January 24, 2017 at 9:05 PM

    If women were offended about the things trump said regarding women than these same women should also be just as offended by the bachelor, abc and the horndog star himself and his airhead bimbos for the way they act and portray women on this show. This guy is on a tv platform where we can ACTUALLY SEE him grabbing random womens boobs, asses, licking boobs, rubbing explicitly on women, making out with many of them and where one of them was made known to have a one night stand with. Why is this guy or show and network not getting the same level of criticism for his actions which are being publicly broadcasted to a national audience? On a march you protest trumps words yet 7.4 million then watch, tweet and essentially participate and support the blatant message of this show which is to objectify, demean and devalue women by having one guy essentially have his way with multiple women with no self respect and no integrity who choose to let him for fame and money. So which is it?

    As a true advocate then you would be offended by all encompassing matters that negatively impacts how women are treated and viewed with this show being a huge contributor to the problem and therefore not wanting to support it either. I called these so called feminists who marched hypocrites because they set up a march with a clear personal dislike for trump yet wanted to disguise it as a cause for women’s rights to add weight to serve their purpose of protesting. Just dont wear pussy hats and pretend to be all offended by the things that trump said but then 2 days later tune into the bachelor and be fine with it and then make us believe that womens rights are all that important. If these women want us to take them seriously than they cant just select certain matters that suits them to serve their cause while overlooking others just as significant or else it loses all its purpose and importance.

  13. langpla

    January 24, 2017 at 11:22 PM

    Here are two bad photos of the ex-boyfriend. RS, you are amazing. “You do you…”

  14. walker

    January 25, 2017 at 11:13 AM

    I am saddened that women do not understand what a march for woman’s rights is about; It’s about the right to continue to have legal access to choices in our lives. In my opinion, Rights does not equal feminism; the commentators above seem to be confusing the two. My concern when I joined my local march this past Saturday is my and my daughters losing the right to make medical choices regarding our bodies and healthcare. My concern is the loss of rights for all people easy leagl access to vote. My concern is deregulating multi billion businesses so that they can undo all environmental safeguards that have been installed in the past 20 years to protect our drinking water, our soil, our air to breathe (have you seen pictures of the air quality disaster in China, well the US is on its way to match such poor air quality in some areas, and great strides have been made in past years to nip this potentially irreversible disaster in the bud, Trump just used his executive power to undo these safeguards yesterday with one stroke of his pen, great for the profit potential of a very few billionaires, bad for the people/businesses who live in areas impacted negatively by oil spills, toxic run-off in water/soil/air etc. – this is what I marched against) TV Bachelor Nick is not the leader of the most powerful nation and the girls have signed on with consent to participating on the farce of the Bachelor as a career path to success after the show – it is entertainment. How can one really compare Nick’s consensual behavior with these “actresses” who more often than not instigate themselves the physical contact with the bachelor, to the President of the United States of America groping women without permission and then bragging about it (that is sexual assault and is a jail time offense) tsk. Makes me sick. Just because I watch the Bachelor for the faux entertainment silliness that it is, does not mean I cannot also passionately want to defend real life funding and access to healthcare and equal pay for all women. If men can get government/insurance funding for viagra, you better believe that women should get same funding access to birth control, especially if people preach that they don’t want unwanted pregnancy. Men can get Government assistance for prostrate screening/treatment, but GOP wants to defund Planned Parenthood whose primary care is cervical/breast cancer screening, Prenatal care, family health for children, and access to affordable birth control to limit situations where abortion might be then be a legal choice. I may not agree with what the women on the show may want to present themselves as in relation to how they go about winning the show, but I sure want them to have the right to be who they are even if I don’t agree. (As long as they are not harming anyone, I do not like at all the bullying). I marched for Women’s Rights, The protection of the environment, fair living wages, unfettered access to scientific facts and information (are you aware that Trump just shut down yesterday ALL public access to scientific research/communication of several major agencies including EPA, Labor dept, Interior, National Park Service and others – no access allowed at all, banned from communication to public – this is serious people!!!) With little warning and no explanation, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention canceled a major climate change conference that had been scheduled for next month in Atlanta. “The Climate and Health Summit, which had been in the works for months, was intended as a chance for public health officials around the country to learn more about the mounting evidence of the risks to human health posed by the changing climate. I marched against this abhorrent silencing of science. And sadly so much more…. Please do not negate all these very important concerns because I am also a woman who watches a stupid TV show – that makes no sense. Disagree, sure, but don’t try to badger me because I watch TV – my life concerns are real for me and my children and the future of this amazing nation and planet. I can be against torture and committing war crimes by stealing by military force oil of another country and still want to drink a glass of red wine or bourbon while watching the farce of The Bachelor. Thank you for your understanding even if you do not personally support. For now thankfully, that is still your right – I will march to protect that right.

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