Another fun weekend on the Summer Tour this past weekend in Chicago. Thank you to all of those who made it out to the pre-game festivities at Murphy’s Bleachers, and those that continued on into the game. Fun game to watch to say the least with the Cubs coming back from a 5-0 deficit, including being down 7-4 in the 8th before scoring 4 runs, and winning it 8-7. That win allowed me to hear the “Go Cubs Go” song in person for the first time. Well, I’ve only been to Wrigley one other time so it’s not like I’ve had many chances. But still. Cheesy ass lyrics, but a catchy ass song. I had an Italian beef and sausage sandwich from Portillo’s that was great, hung out in the West Loop on Friday night which was a lot of fun, then enjoyed all the Cubs festivities on Saturday. Good times all around. With that said, the summer tour is now over. I was thinking of doing DC in August, but it’s not gonna happen. I’m sure next summer I’ll do it again in other cities, but I definitely enjoyed my visits to Denver, San Francisco, and Chicago this summer and glad I did them. Thanks to everyone again who made it out for any of the three visits.
Just a reminder that anyone who wants to be a part of the “He Said, She Said” podcast with myself and Ashley Spivey, as long as you have Skype, email either of us and let us know your availability and what topic you want to discuss and we can arrange a time to record. The more callers we get, the more frequent our shows will be. We had a great response to episode 1. A lot of great reaction and feedback especially to our caller Laura who was sexually assaulted in college. Thanks to all those who have reached out since.
“Floribama Shore” season 2 returned to the airwaves last night, and our Nell Kelter is here to recap it for you every Tuesday. Check it out here. Certainly a very entertaining recap to read each and every week for the next couple months or so and you can get it right here every Tuesday morning.
I think one thing we’re seeing more and more of from recent contestants on social media is the lack of self-awareness. I mention this because, ummmmm, did you see this interview that Corinne did? It’s like the female version of the one that I linked to of Jordan’s from last week. She acts like she’s completely above the show, but in the same breath laments the fact she was never the “Bachelorette” and chides the franchise for it. Huh? What planet is she living on? She tries so hard to shed the label that she created for herself on the show, yet then gives interviews like this, which pretty much is the written form of exactly how she acted on the show. But we’re supposed to think she’s different? Ummmm, ok. However, props to Corinne for one thing in this interview. She twice went out of her way to point out how little she liked Luke Pell. Seems to be an ongoing theme in this franchise.
I know you’re all dying for Paradise spoilers. We’ve got a month before the show premieres on Tuesday, August 7th, the day after Becca’s finale. Then it’ll air every Monday & Tuesday after that through mid-September. Episode-by-episode details are tougher to get for this show versus “Bachelor/ette,” but, I’m working on it. There certainly are couples though that are hanging out together post-show. Some getting seen by the public and some not – at least yet. Not all of these couples ended the show together either. You have to remember, that when you use the word “couple” or “dating” in this franchise, it usually means something completely different than what people who aren’t on TV call it. So it’s tough to say who’s serious, who isn’t, who is just doing a showmance, etc. As mentioned last week, still I believe the only engagement was Jared & Ashley’s. But here’s what I can tell you of who is/has been together post-show:
Nick Spetsas & Chelsea Roy: You saw this tweet from a little over a week ago that they were spotted in Orlando together:
(SPOILER): Nick Spetsas and Chelsey Roy from “Bachelor in Paradise” together today post-filming in Winter Park, Florida at Prato restaurant. pic.twitter.com/Z3LbYOY8IJ
— RealitySteve (@RealitySteve) June 29, 2018
Connor Obrochta & Angela Amezcua: This was taken on July 4th at St. Petersburg beach in Florida. And yes, that’s Jordan behind them in khaki’s and a long sleeve shirt rolled up. Don’t ask. I have no idea either.
If you’re possibly thinking, “Well how do I know that’s Angela? We barely even remember her.” True. You don’t. I sure didn’t. But yes, it’s her, and here’s a pic from her IG story that day showing she was at the beach:
Kevin Wendt & Astrid Loch: This was sent to me after being posted on a private FB page over the weekend. Oh boy. Smh. Kevin’s plan from the second he got cast on “Winter Games” seems to be working to perfection.
Chris Randone & Krystal Nielson: Oh this is definitely gonna be interesting. Two characters who were vilified by the public for their actions on their seasons are now dating post-show. Looks like we have our answer to, “Who is gonna get the annual BIP redemption story this season?”
Like I mentioned, not all of these “couples” were couples when the show ended. Not to mention, there are others who came from the show that I don’t know about yet. Working on it. I think I know who Jordan is with, but not 100% sure so I don’t want to say anything yet. But these are the ones I can give you for now. There will be more info to come in the following weeks. Stay tuned.
Recap begins on page 2…
July 10, 2018 at 11:40 AM
So now that we know Tia goes back to Becca to tell her she still has feelings for Colton, could that be the reason we saw Becca crying on the bed in the couple promo snippets for episodes coming soon? That’s my theory!
July 10, 2018 at 12:17 PM
I am rooting for Blake. Yes he overshared about the divorce details even though I imagine your Mom having an affair with one of your teacher/coaches is pretty unsettling and embarrassing…but, he just seems more genuine than Garrett.
I also find it odd that Garrett dated his ex-wife for a significant time and then divorced two months later???? Like, you didn’t see ANY of this hothead behavior? And if you did and you rationalized it, fine, but between that and his politically incorrect instagram likes — I just think dude seems idealistic and a little misguided.
I think he needs to slow his roll and just be single for a while. I don’t see them making it at all – he’s such a ‘yes’ man and like an eager puppy wanting to please Becca.
Sidenote: could Wills have a more monotone /eyes half closed disposition? Nice guy. Nice sense of style. Flat affect.
July 10, 2018 at 12:51 PM
I’ve really snoozed through this season. Wow, we’re already to hometowns. I’ve really been playing on my phone while my wife watches. In the snippets I’ve watched, there have just been so many uninteresting guys, who aren’t really that interested in Becca. Now that Leo and Wills are gone, that does help. But I’m not buying that Colton gives a rip about Becca. I guess Jason might, but it really doesn’t look like Becca is that into him. That leaves, of course, Blake and Garrett and the pretty obvious two horse race. It’s just taking SUCH a long time to let go of 25 (or whatever it was) guys that were not going to happen. I’ve found this season to be very tedious. I don’t care about any of these guys (yeah, I do like to be happy for the final couple) and their relationship with Becca. And, honestly, it seems like she spends a lot of time weeding out guys who slip up while trying to fake interest in her. Then she spends a day brooding about the latest guy she had to kick to the curb. Then she cancels the cocktail party and gives out roses to a bunch of guys that have no chance. Why did he get the rose? Because look at who’s left. So uninteresting.
July 10, 2018 at 2:32 PM
Garrett turned me off last night with his little speech about not putting a ring on the finger without having had sex first. This test drive theory is so dumb! If you have attraction and chemistry, then sex will get figured out. Sean and Catherine waited and are doing just fine. I liked Garrett before even despite his recent Instagram scandal. But last night, I was just disgusted with him and Blake.
July 10, 2018 at 2:45 PM
Sean & Catherine had BOTH already had sex with other people, so they knew what to do and what they liked and how they liked it. HUGE difference than being with somebody that only knows the mechanics. I can’t stand Garrett, but I support his test-drive theory.
July 10, 2018 at 3:19 PM
The sad reality about sex: you can have fabulous sex with someone you don’t even like. You can also love someone dearly and not be compatible with them that way. If you marry that person without knowing that, you may spend the rest of your life unhappy with your sex life (one partner will be frustrated, while the other partner will feel put upon). Why ANYONE would risk that by waiting until marriage is beyond me.
July 10, 2018 at 9:22 PM
I totally agree. No one has any charisma and it’s just been crikets from the start. Very boring.
July 11, 2018 at 5:29 AM
Becca is no different than Andi Dorfman… both got the Bachelorette gig out of sympathy (being wronged by JP and Arie) and because they were portrayed as strong, independent women… then we see the true vapid and shallow person come out.
Becca’s reaction to Colton being a virgin was completely classless. For Becca being a self styled SJW, why would virginity matter? She’s totally down with all types of people except when it comes to virgins for some reason.
Becca’s reaction to Garrett not bringing a woman home to the parents since his divorce was ridiculous too… should Garrett said have said something like 5 or 6 women then? Would that have been better.
Becca has weird personal notions of what normal is.
July 11, 2018 at 6:03 AM
Agree that most of the men on this season are just boring or at least their edits are boring. I wish the show would focus more on developing the personalities of the contestants rather than fabricating drama.
BTW – Becca did not react bad when Colton shared he was a virgin. Like RS showed, she sent out at the time saying she got up to go to the restroom. She probably didn’t even get up right after he shared, it was just edited that way. Why the show makes a big deal out of people being virgins I don’t know, it is stupid. The show acts like being a virgin is like having a dreaded disease.
I think Blake will be the next bachelor. It seems they are setting him up for that at least.
I don’t buy for a minute that Becca and Tia didn’t communicate before, during, and after the show about Colton. I also don’t buy that Tia suddenly realizes she has “feelings” for him. It is all manufactured drama. All of it.
July 11, 2018 at 6:10 AM
As for Wills, Adelina I said something similar in another post. His half mast eyes, monotone voice too sweet voice, etc. just seem disingenuous. Very affected. He continues to remind me of that blond chick from Arie’s season, Krystal! Just looked it up. Anyway, he kind of gives me the creeps. Also, while his style is “interesting” it is so not my cup of tea or what I’d like my man to be wearing.
July 11, 2018 at 4:40 PM
> BTW – Becca did not react bad when Colton shared he was a virgin
Bull… that tweet from Becca is reactionary to all the negative tweets about it. Becca’s tweet is just as fake as some claim this show’s editing is.
Becca’s reaction is her reaction and she needs to own it. She didn’t excuse herself to go to the bathroom. She needed to gather her thoughts. Becca does her best thinking when she’s dropping a deuce? LOL Whatever!
July 12, 2018 at 3:37 AM
corn29 – Even Ashley I stated on a show I was watching that there is no way Becca got up right after he told her. It was edited to look that way. She went on to say they probably either told her to walk around or just shot her pacing around and then edited it in too. This show is heavily edited, heavily. Becca didn’t even get up to go to the bathroom right after he told her, they just made it look that way.
However, from your response the created the story line works so there you go.
July 12, 2018 at 12:58 PM
To help settle the question about how Becca handled Colton dropping the V-bomb…today there is an article in People.com where Becca states that she felt she needed some time to process the information as she was about to make a huge decision about who gets hometown dates. SO…why was she tweeting that she merely needed a ladies room break?? Amazing how they change their stories to suit their needs and make themselves look better.
July 12, 2018 at 1:44 PM
I just saw the People thing and came here to reply to the people arguing with me about this…
@jlal. BECCA’S OWN WORDS are, “I needed to gather my thoughts”. That is NOT, I need to use the ladies room.
Yes, this is at odds with Becca’s own tweet from tuesday — A tweet I mentioned was BS and completely reactionary from all the criticism Becca is getting for being so judgmental.
July 12, 2018 at 2:08 PM
You’re most welcome corn29! Besides the People article, I re-watched the scene after reading about Becca tweeting that she simply need to get up to go to the ladies room, and it didn’t appear edited to me. And the whole time he was telling her, her face seemed frozen…no sign of compassion. So, methinks the news did disturb her to some point. Just own up to it!
July 15, 2018 at 1:34 PM
Sometimes going to the restroom is code for taking a break to gather yourself and your emotions.