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Bachelor in Paradise 5

“Bachelor in Paradise” Mini Recap, Colton is the “Bachelor,” and Grocery Joe on DWTS

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One thing about doing spoilers for the last 9 years, is sometimes stuff comes to me pretty easy, sometimes I get a tip and I have to follow up on it, and sometimes I barely get a kernel of something, but it’s something and I have to do a lot of digging to get to the bottom of it. The Colton is the “Bachelor” stuff came pretty easy last week and there wasn’t much to it. Sure, for the last week I had people telling me I was wrong saying they heard Jason telling people he was the “Bachelor,” had other people saying they heard it was someone else, people telling me I don’t have any spoilers anymore, getting told ABC is feeding me false info to throw me off, blah blah blah. Same ol, same ol’ every season. That’s nothing new. But after Nick and Arie the last two seasons, regardless of how solid I knew it to be, with the “Bachelor” announcement you just never know because it’s the only legitimate thing from this show that they can keep the most secret since it’s not taped in advance. Also, they can tell multiple people “You’re our guy,” and then pull it at the last minute from them. They did it the last two seasons. Being wrong about Nick and Arie had nothing to do with this season. Every season is different when it comes to spoilers. I’m full steam ahead for Colton’s season and can’t wait to spoil it. Already have 15 of his women set to be cast and I can tell you filming begins on Thursday, Sept. 20th, which is pretty much inline with the time the last 6 seasons have started.

Don’t forget Nell Kalter has her “Floribama Shore” recap now up for your reading pleasure. “Reader Emails” is a tad low right now, but with this announcement becoming official today, I’m guessing a lot of you will chime in. That’s great. You obviously can share your opinion on Colton because it’s a free country, but just know, it doesn’t really matter to me whether or not you’re watching next season, so no need to include that. I get into this more on Page 2. There will be no “Dr. Reality Steve” this week, but the final “Reader Emails” and “Dr. Reality Steve” of the calendar year will be next week, so get any in that you want.

Wanted to give you a podcast update. Last week on my podcast with Kat, I said that episode 4 of the “He Said, She Said” podcast would be up today. It’s not, and you can blame my computer for that. Something is going screwy with my Skype. We had calls set to record last week, and both times when I thought I had the issue fixed – I didn’t. So no calls got recorded in time for it to post today. It will be posted next week though as I can now get Skype to work on my phone, just not my computer, so I’ll record it that way until I figure out why it’s not working on my computer now.

As for this week’s podcast, it’s honestly one my favorites. A 2 hr conversation with Taylor Nolan. I really didn’t know what to expect going in, but Taylor was as open and honest as she could be and really shared her feelings on the recent broken engagement with Derek. Things I was unaware of that you could tell she’s still a bit emotional over. Because I leave early Thursday morning for my annual first-week-of-NFL Vegas trip, I might post the Taylor podcast at midnight on Wednesday night. Either that or first thing in the morning before I leave. Either way, it’ll be up earlier than it usually is. But this is definitely an interesting podcast where we dive into everything that happened to Taylor during the two seasons she was on, plus, what was the deal with the pic that surfaced during Becca’s season of her and Jason together in Seattle? We’ll get into all of that and more. Don’t miss it.

One thing I haven’t talked about much this season with Paradise has been the ratings. Despite just not being overly excited for this season, the ratings have pretty much held steady, with Monday nights always drawing more than Tuesday nights. So here are the ratings so far this season before last night:

Epi 1 (Tues): 3.8 million, 1.1 rating
Epi 2 (Mon): 4.5 million, 1.3 rating
Ep 3 (Tues): 3.9 million, 1.0 rating
Ep 4 (Mon): 4.6 million, 1.3 rating
Ep 5 (Tues): 3.9 million, 1.1 rating
Ep 6 (Mon): 4.5 million, 1.2 rating
Ep 7 (Tues): 4.1 million, 1.1 rating

One other spoiler from yesterday’s tweets was that Grocery Joe is going to be on next season of DWTS. It basically came about during the BIP reunion taping last week. As you know from the spoilers, Joe and Kendall break up on the show. But at the reunion, they say they are basically dating long distance. They actually showed footage at the taping of Kendall showing up in Chicago “asking” to talk to Joe and work things out, then we see them on stage, and they say they’re dating long distance. Chris Harrison actually tells Joe he’d like to “help” him with their long distance dating issue and asked him if he’d like to be in LA for an extended period of time. When Joe said yes, Chris offered him a spot on DWTS. I’ve heard that they got Joe and apartment and a car as well. I’m not sure if it was DWTS or the “Bachelor” that did that for him, but that’s what he got. Although, if you’re on DWTS, you’re automatically put up in their housing, so not really sure if they got him something outside of that. Whatever the case, kinda unreal that a dude that was eliminated night 1 of this show has gotten so much “fame” out of this. Pretty crazy. Good for him, I guess.



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