The MTA has really lost its luster in recent years. Not that it was a show that really accomplished anything since most of the show is recapping stuff we already saw all season long. No new insight is really given, and with the advent of social media and what we’ve seen during the airing of this season by all the guys, and knowing how that show is constructed, it’s just really hard to take that show seriously. These guys have been off the show for 3 months essentially by the time they film the MTA. They’ve hooked up with other girls, they’ve bromanced with each other, and they’ve started building their brands. None of them really truly care about talking about stuff that happened three months ago. They’ve all moved on and I don’t buy for a second many are still harboring that many feelings towards Rachel or the other guys. Lee? Maybe. I can see why they’d want some answers from him since he’s basically been MIA during the season. But everything else? Pretty much just fluff. As is the case most seasons. The girls WTA can be a little more serious since they might still harbor feelings? These guys? Hell, half of them have pretty much hooked up or hung out with all of Rachel’s friends in the last three months. I’m guessing they’re over it. Then again, most of their audience doesn’t follow that closely, so they buy into guys like Dean going up their really digging deep with Rachel wanting answers, when hours later, he was at the after party all over DLo. That’s how it works now.
Get your “Reader Emails” and “Dr. Reality Steve” emails in for this week. We have one update from a “Dr. Reality Steve” two weeks ago that I think you’ll find interesting, but other than that, not much. So get those in the next couple days for it to appear this week.
Last week, Britt Nilsson took to YouTube and did a video opening up about her past addiction that really hasn’t been touched on. We know a few weeks back she admitted she had no job and she was broke, but she had never talked publicly about this. In case you missed it, here it is:
Couldn’t have been easy for her to do that, and it really makes you wonder how her being bulimic while on Chris’ season never got out. Or maybe others really didn’t know because she hid it so well. Amazing she got past medical with that history.
A story came out yesterday saying that DeMario was in talks to be on next season of DWTS. Let me just say this: Outside of Melissa Rycroft, who was a last second injury fill in, no one from this show who wasn’t a lead has ever been on DWTS in 25 seasons. I get that this show casts names in the news so to speak, but I can’t tell you how many non-leads from this show have been “in talks” with DWTS about appearing and it never happens. I hate to burst DeMario’s bubble here, but he’s no different than the previous ones they’ve “talked” to. They talk to a lot of people. I’d be stunned if he got cast.
And now we bring you to another chapter in the Amanda Stanton dating world. As you know, at the end of BIP (your episode-by-episode spoilers), Amanda broke up with Robby, but they’ve been seen out on numerous occasions post-show and have been dating. On Sunday, a comment left by “Kelseylswan” made its way to one of Robby’s posts, which he has since deleted:
I contacted Kelseylswan to see what she was referring to. Her exact response to me:
…“I can confirm that Robby was making out with another girl at the Zac Brown Band concert on Saturday night at Coors Field. They sat two rows in front of us and they were all over each other. I’m honestly surprised no one else has come forward saying anything. While I do have pictures, I won’t be sharing them. I talked to Amanda about it and shared the photos with her. It’s up to her what she does with it, but I was just trying to do the right thing.”
Couldn’t agree more. She should’ve gone to Amanda with it. Why wouldn’t she? Nothing wrong with that. How will Amanda respond? Hell if I know. If yesterday’s story means anything, apparently she’s ignoring it. The evidence is all there. Do you believe someone who was there, sent you pictures, and has zero reason to make this up, or a guy who’s basically been lying since the second he came into this franchise? Seems like a no brainer. Lets just hope that Amanda is smart enough to see through whatever BS Robby is feeding her to keep him around. The red flags have been there since Day 1 with this guy, and after EVERYTHING she went through last summer with Josh, I mean…
By the way, the girl in question I’m 99% sure is Lindsay Duke. She’s the blonde next to him in the brunch photo that Kelseylswan commented on the next day and she is a girl Robby has been rumored to have hooked up with in the past. This is about as black and white as you can get.
Poll question after last night, “Do you have any sympathy towards Lee?”
August 1, 2017 at 9:17 AM
Kind of surprised that Steve touched on the Amanda/Robby Instagram drama that went down this weekend, but not the Dean/Rachel clapback that is ALL OVER social media….
August 1, 2017 at 9:24 AM
That show last night was serious overkill. I thought they were done with Lee and moving on, then Round 2 happened. It was seriously too much. This is as stupid reality show. It is fake. As Steve mentioned, the Producers get in guys ears and push them to do things. But was that mentioned at all? Nope. And why not? Because they show wouldn’t want to take and credit for any race baiting it took part in by pushing Kenny and Lee towards conflict. Plus, the guys on the show there long enough know the drill. They know they are all handled.
Anyway, I hated watching it and wanted to stop, but my wife wanted to see it. She was frustrated I had zero interest in it, because usually I just like to make fun of it all. Last night was no laughing matter, and TPTB needed to own some of that blame Lee took.
August 1, 2017 at 9:50 AM
I agree that the Lee-shaming was overkill. It was painful to watch because it just wouldn’t stop. It was also painful to watch the segment with Dean and his father for the second time. This show has no moral conscience whatsoever. I don’t know why I keep watching but every season I hope that it gets better and it only gets worse.
August 1, 2017 at 11:34 AM
The format worked back when the show first started,because social media wasn’t an issue. Now however, we know for a fact between BIP an social media that contestants move on after the show ends. So, any pretense of them still giving a crap is just that pretense. It has become insulting to the viewer.
Also, the entire “Is she/he here for the right reason?” thing is stupid now too. They are all there to build a social media business, promote their singing, acting, or whatever they have going on. To pretend otherwise is insulting.
I think this is why the producers create, fabricate or whatever you want to call it drama. Back in the early days and I’ve been watching since the fist season, it didn’t seem like the drama was as manufactured. Also, the producers and hence show didn’t didn’t seem to objectify the contestants as much. Honestly, they don’t care about these people at all anymore, it is often painful to watch now. Not to mention they don’t know when to quit, the never ending Chad story line; the way too long Lee flogging; the “Corrine Show”; they just milk the crap out of the fabricated drama until it is painful. Definitely don’t seem to understand when the horse is dead.
August 1, 2017 at 11:42 AM
I’m watching the show on Hulu, (minus the commercials, the only way to watch it BTW), and when Rachael was talking to Kenny, they never showed his face when he made the comment you mentioned, so, I’m guessing for the West coast feed, and the Hulu feed, saying Eric’s name was obviously dubbed in. It was loud and clear, you couldn’t have missed it when you watched it, so yes, it was dubbed in, to the surprise of–oh, NOBODY…
August 1, 2017 at 11:58 AM
Also, have always thought Brit was one of the most beautiful girls on the show.
August 1, 2017 at 12:06 PM
As a man who watches these shows, I am super jealous Dean gets to be all over Kristina AND DLo… not fair man… not fair…
August 1, 2017 at 12:07 PM
And I agree with jlal, Brit was/is absolutely gorgeous
August 1, 2017 at 12:27 PM
I’m one of those people who was hoping that your original spoiler was right and that she was engaged to Peter. However, it’s clear from watching the show that she picks Bryan. Not to mention it’s been prety clear from SM and Rachel’s interviews and tweets who she picked. And Rachel totally wants a career in sports in some capacity, either in front of the camera or behind the scenes. She came straight out and said so on Access Hollywood and then nodded her head when the hosts predicted Bryan as her fiance.
August 1, 2017 at 1:54 PM
The Men Tell All was sooooooo painful to watch! O-M-G, W-T-F! ZZZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzz ABC please please please nix this show next season! Seeing DeMario again made me nauseous! He is so full of himself and for what reason I don’t understand. If he is on DWTS I am throwing my TV out of the window! YEAH RIGHT to anyone that thought Lee being ganged up on changed his racist and sexist mentality…he hugged it out…left the taping and put his white hood back on laughed all the way back home to the Tennessee good ole boy klan rally. It was good to see Josiah again…forgot how much of a hoot he is hopefully Reality Steve books him for a future podcast…the rest of the guys will be forgotten next week. I’m very glad this season will be over on Monday. It couldn’t be any more obvious that Rachel chose slick as oil, mommy dearest’s manchild Bryan…UGH! The finale will be anticlimactic and a 3-hr snoozefest other than the Peter-Rachel meltdown. Thank goodness we only have to see Bryan’s tongue shoved down Rachel’s throat one last time. This season would have been so much better if they picked better suitors…Rachel is classy, intelligent, trendy, attractive and a great lead but she had duds to choose from. Wish I could say that I am excited about BIP, but I’d be lying…who in their right mind wants to see Amanda Stanton ditch her kids again for ANOTHER shot at love…OH PLEASE! She is making an absolute fool of herself…Robby was smart to smash and dash!
August 1, 2017 at 4:01 PM
I don’t think RS has reported this…
Former Bachelorette contestant Chad Johnson is on Celebriry Big Brother in the UK. I was flipping through the channels tonight and saw him. I don’t think there’s gonna be many who have heard of the show in the UK, let alone him.
August 1, 2017 at 9:15 PM
Steve. Do you have any information or insight as to why we have not seen any clips of Rachel and Bryan on their overnight. Very odd, and annoying.
August 3, 2017 at 1:36 PM
To answer your question about Lee “You want me to feel sorry for that *****, I don’t!” He may have been asked to play a role, but no one forced him to do it – and those SM posts. Not a good look. Lee, you play with fire, you get burned.
As for people emailing you insisting you’re wrong about Rachel and Bryan…Lordt! I don’t know how you do it. I don’t even think it’s about Peter/Rachel anymore. It’s this rabid obsession over Peter that got some folks in fruit loop city. I’ve seen some over the top fandoms/shippers before, but this is beyond the scope of reasoning. We need a defibrillator on stand by ’cause I fear some of these folks might stroke out when the end is revealed! lol
August 3, 2017 at 7:24 PM
Did anyone else notice that tickle monster was sitting on a chair that looked like a hand at the MTA? Made me LOL.
August 5, 2017 at 3:18 AM
Hes also on Famously Single that airs on Sundays.
August 5, 2017 at 3:21 AM
How can I watch old seasons? I wanna see the season that Ben H was a contestant.
I really hope they DO NOT make Amanda S Bachelorette!!