The Bachelor 25 - Matt

The “Bachelor” Matt – Episode 6 Recap, Tonight’s Very Important IG Live, Women Tell All, & Our Next “Bachelorette”

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The “Women Tell All” taped this past Thursday in LA. I don’t have the details of it yet, but, on Friday a bunch of the girls went back on their IG’s and were clearly in Southern California, so there’s at least a few that we know were at the WTA based on those IG posts. The ones I noticed were: MJ, Katie, Pieper, Abigail, Anna, Chelsea, Sarah, and Serena C. Victoria deleted her IG last week, but it resurfaced last night, so there wasn’t any IG evidence that she was there, but she was. I believe also that Serena P was there, and we know she finished 4th. So those are just a few names I have for you of those who were in attendance. When I get more info, I’ll pass it along.

Late Friday night I had tweeted that Katie was named the “Bachelorette” at the WTA taping. That info is wrong in that it wasn’t announced there. I misinterpreted the info I was given. What was written to me was “it’s Katie and it came out at the WTA.” So I assumed that meant she was actually introduced as the “Bachelorette” at the WTA, but that’s not what happened. However, the fact is that Katie will be the “Bachelorette” and that announcement is coming “soon” from what I’m told. “Soon” in Bachelor-speak could be today and it could be two weeks from now. It’s hard to tell. But everything I’m told is it’s Katie who will be “Bachelorette.” I don’t see them changing their mind on this one.

Peter and Kelley were seen in a couple videos and pictures together this past weekend in Miami, then an E! story came out and said they were working on their relationship. Been asked about this a lot and I don’t know anything more than what was written. Clearly both of them knew they’d be at Super Bowl events this past weekend, so I highly doubt that was just random and they just happened to run into each other and hung out. Whatever these two decide they want to do with their relationship is up to them. My personal opinion is I think Peter has shown us time and time again he isn’t ready for a serious relationship. I mean, how many times in the past 18 months have we seen him flip flop on who he’s interested in? If Kelley can get past that, then all the power to her. But the guy doesn’t seem all that jazzed about settling down right now. My two cents.

However, I think the bigger story this weekend has to do with the fact that yet more and more evidence of Matt James and his buddy Tyler for that matter, being seen at clubs, no masks, not social distancing, etc. Yeah, it gets tired to literally see him doing this every week, but you know what? We wouldn’t talk about it if he didn’t make it so obvious. I mean, what else can you say at this point. In a club, with a shit ton of people, maskless for a Super Bowl party. He doesn’t get it, or he doesn’t care. And he probably should. The guy will wear a mask outside when he’s ta Top Golf (a video I got sent to me Sat night before he went to the club), but he won’t wear one inside at a club packed with others who also aren’t wearing? You got it all backwards, man. Setting a horrible example. But then again, before Matt James was ever even named the “Bachelor,” Ashley and I were calling him COVID James, so, this shouldn’t be anything new to anyone. And oh yeah, to make matters worse, Rachael has a grandfather who was just in the hospital with COVID that I was told was touch and go there for a minute.

Good news regarding “Temptation Island.” I will be back covering them on social media platforms this season. The premiere is next Tuesday night. I will have a podcast guest every week from the show for 15-20 min talking about that Tuesday’s episode. First up is host Mark Walberg, who’ll join me this week. He’ll be the only guest this week, but in the future weeks, the TI guest, because it’ll just be 15-20 minutes with them, will be on the back end of the podcast. I haven’t seen any episodes yet, gonna get to them this week, but just by the trailers looks like we get another threesome this season. And sex. Looking forward to talking to Mark this week to give us a preview of what to expect for season 3. Love this show and I’m glad I’ve been able to turn a lot of you on to it. This looks to be another shitshow of a season.

And finally, get your “Reader Emails” in for tomorrow’s column. Fairly decent amount so far, but, could always use more. I’m sure you have some thoughts after last night and will probably after tonight. This site fundamentally isn’t changing. Neither is my social media platform. I think I handle situations internally a little better. What I do know is I haven’t done enough behind the scenes to understand better how and why the racial divide has been what it’s been. I’m trying to do better. I hope others will too.

Recap begins on Page 3…

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18 Comments

18 Comments

  1. sumguy

    February 9, 2021 at 8:10 AM

    Oh Steve. The 40-something year old who is single, is the king of deciphering “good look” actions of former contestants.

    Also, it honestly seems like you’re jealous of Matt and Ty’s relationship. You bring up their friendship at least once a week. Like dude, you realize that guys can be close and have great friendships, right? Or have you never been close to a guy before? Then The fact that you feel the need to mask-shame people is honestly pathetic. Think you need to take a deep look at yourself and fix your insane double standards, dude.

    I honestly enjoy most of the content you post, but sometimes you come off pretty crazy.

  2. SeaDub

    February 9, 2021 at 8:44 AM

    Steve comes off as being crazy?!?

    RS – Awesome for diving deeper, and calling out those that are selfish and / or entitled and / or ignorant enough to not feel as if they should wear a mask. And for being over 40 and for being single.

  3. progressive4ever

    February 9, 2021 at 9:19 AM

    EVERYONE should be mask-shamed. You demonstrate you’re core selfishness by refusing a simple act that benefits your family, friends, neighbors. Oppositional Defiant Disorder, and I’m sure this isn’t the only area where you’re passive aggressive. I’m not on social media so I won’t be watching the Insta. I’ve read a lot about the history of racism in this country, listened to various podcasts. I have no problem with people who don’t understand the overt and nuanced aspects of it. What I do have a problem with is people who simply don’t care. “I don’t do X,Y,Z so why should I?” Thank you, Steve, for taking action to educate yourself. That’s what grown-ups do.

  4. dbla31

    February 9, 2021 at 9:29 AM

    SeaDub and progressive, Amen to both your comments. It’s because of those like SumGuy that we will be dealing with distancing for a long time to come…

  5. ladyjane747

    February 9, 2021 at 9:39 AM

    Uh oh, the go woke/go broke crowd has finally brainwashed Steve. What usually results from that is a loss of humor (which I think we’ve already witnessed with these blogs) and a loss of revenue. Who are you and Ashley to judge what is and isn’t racist and to explain it to all of us who come here for a little mindless entertainment? Last time I checked, you were both white. The Antebellum South existed, and it’s fair game for a time period for dressing up -it’s called “make believe.” There was a lot more to it than slavery. I don’t listen to the IG Live things anyway, and haven’t listened to a podcast in several months. And I always get the sense that people who mask-shame are jealous of those of us who try to live our lives as freely as possible and aren’t hampered by fear and terror. Must suck for you, but look at the statistics. If you’re not over 75 with a lot of other health problems, you have nothing to worry about it even if you get COVID. The “cure” has become a lot more dangerous than the virus – Depression, suicides, drug addictions/overdoses, alcoholism, obesity, joblessness. Those are real things happening to a lot more people than are dying from a virus. People do die from viruses all the time. My mom died from the flu – because she had Parkinson’s Disease. It happens ALL. THE. TIME. There were actually fewer deaths overall in 2020 than there were in 2019, 2018, 2017. COVID is not killing people at alarming rates, at all. Keep yourselves healthy, take vitamin C and D and zinc and stop eating high fat foods at Olive Garden. You’ll be just fine.

  6. rob22

    February 9, 2021 at 10:52 AM

    @ladyjane. How do vulnerable people over age 75 get the virus? Most that age are being very careful. And they’re appalled that others are not. Because they mainly get infected by younger, non vulnerable people, especially those not taking precautions. In fact, if everyone was taking it very seriously & following precautions, including masks, we’d have a lot less spread of the virus. And who would that benefit most? Older people with pre-existing conditions. If we were talking about base jumping, for example. And you decided that you wanted to base jump. I’d think it was an unnecessary risk. But, you’d only be risking yourself. So, that’s a decision that should be left up to you. With a virus, if you become infected, you could infect grandma, grandpa, your neighbor, the cashier at your store, etc. etc. That’s why people care about mask wearing. It effects everyone. I really hope your comments are not suggesting that 450K people haven’t died of COVID in this country. I have had one friend die, and two others on ventilators that really thought they were going to die. Neither was over 60 & only great medical care saved them. My friend who died was 72. An extremely healthy 72. I was shocked actually that he was that old. He worked out, ate extremely healthy, had no pre-existing conditions, but he didn’t make it. I hope it doesn’t take a family member dying for everyone to get how serious this is. And that’s why RS is right to comment on Matt. Yes, Matt is unlikely to die if he contracts it, though for whatever reason, African Americans are more likely to die or become seriously ill. It’s much more about who they come into contact with.

  7. crushonspivey

    February 9, 2021 at 12:14 PM

    All I know is that you can quickly determine if a personal is conservative, moderate, liberal or progressive by asking them about COVID. The stronger the response, highly likely they are progressive. The more of a shoulder shrug, highly like more conservative. I am more moderate. I got it, had a rough go, but ended up fine. I think people need to be more reasoned in their responses, more factual. But we basically are in an emotion driven era were facts aren’t really needed to make a point anymore. In fact, even science is shunned if an emotional point is being made. It is troubling, and both ends do it, just over different things.
    https://www.brookings.edu/research/how-misinformation-is-distorting-covid-policies-and-behaviors/

    As to Katie as Bachette. Seriously? Count me out. I didn’t watch Hannah B, and I won’t watch Katie. But if TPTB want to bring in some less attractive, chubbier guys to open up the demo, go for it. She’s the girl to get us more Bob Guiney type guys, ad fewer 6-packs. That’s her speed.

  8. ladyjane747

    February 9, 2021 at 12:15 PM

    robb22, if you keep streaming this out, someone who’s in poor health due to smoking, alcohol, drug use and obesity is more likely to get sick with viruses like COVID. If they took care of their health, they wouldn’t contract the virus and possibly spread it to me. Does that mean I have the right to tell you to stop eating fatty foods because you’re impacting my health? No. Your health is not my business, and my health is not yours. Viruses have been with us forever, and the way we LIVE WITH THEM is to get sick, build up immunities, get sick again, and so on. Eventually, when we’re old and ill, one of these viruses might get to us at a vulnerable time and we die. That’s life. If masks worked so well, why does California, which is mask heaven (and I know this because I live here) have so many more cases than FL, which does not have mask mandates? Masks don’t work. My own doctor told me this when this craziness started. People who wear masks and take precautions still get the virus. Masks are not magic – and they’re filthy and cause other health issues. Again, look at the statistics. Even people over 75 have a miniscule chance of dying from COVID, even if they get it. This is mass hysteria, nothing more, fueled by an irresponsible media. Look at the people telling you all to mask up – so many of them have been caught without masks. Now, do you really believe they think masks are going to protect them? If so, why aren’t they wearing them? It’s about controlling you. Wake up. This is the first time in history HEALTHY people have been quarantined.

  9. SeaDub

    February 9, 2021 at 12:25 PM

    Oh look…we have a doctor amongst us. I’m sure as hec going to listen to what Lady Jane has to say about viruses as opposed to doctors and scientists. Especially when almost a half a million people in the US have died from this virus and she writes IN ALL CAPS.

    As for “get woke/get broke”….in other words “stay racist, sexist and hateful / stay rich”…yeah…that’s about right.

  10. sumguy

    February 9, 2021 at 2:38 PM

    Lol you all are assuming I don’t wear a mask. Do all of you who are for “mask shaming” wear a mask 100% of the time? You realize that when your with your friends and family without a mask, that’s when/how the virus is spreading. If you’re not always wearing a mask, then you need to be mask shamed as well. I’m guessing that you aren’t. Shame on you!!

    Again…pathetic

  11. SeaDub

    February 9, 2021 at 3:41 PM

    oh loook…craycray is back.

    I’ve been vaccinated – front line healthcare working with covid so I may know a thing or two about this and definitely more than you and “lady” jane – and I still wear a mask when inside and outside unless alone, as they don’t know yet if once vaccinated if you can carry the virus.

    “Calling” out a blogger and responders out, anonymously, in the comment section of that blogger’s site…and you think others are pathetic? You’re fun.

  12. sumguy

    February 9, 2021 at 4:07 PM

    The lack of self awareness that seadub has is honestly hilarious. Way to pay yourself on the back for thinking you’re smart, but it appears that you didn’t even read my last comment, as I addressed the importance of wearing a mask. Bless your heart.

  13. SeaDub

    February 9, 2021 at 4:44 PM

    It’s not difficult to be considered smart in your presence…so no pats necessary.

  14. screenname

    February 10, 2021 at 12:22 AM

    We barely even know Katie and they chose to make her Bachelorette?! I hate the fact that they chose her weeks out from the final 4 because our final 4 (excluding Rachel who wins) are all beautiful women of color who should have all been in the running for Bachelorette! And most any other season they would have chosen from the final 4 or 5 (our 5th place being a deaf woman). They did this because heaven forbid they have another POC or a deaf person as the lead. The moral licensing of this franchise is real. It’s ridiculous.

  15. justsaying

    February 10, 2021 at 3:31 PM

    What is so hard about putting on a mask even if you believe it doesn’t work??

    Do you run around naked during the summer since clothes aren’t needed?? Should ice cream be banned during the winters since it just doesn’t work in keeping you warm??

  16. tvau83

    February 16, 2021 at 6:15 AM

    So glad I only come here for the spoilers instead of your constant political stances on everything. Smh. The constant police brutality, racism, mask wearing bs which half of the scientists and drs in the world say do not help anything among other crap is exhausting. If you think masks work explain why NY and CA had such high cases and deaths. Oh yea because they don’t work. They make people “feel better”. (Coming from several internal medicine drs and pulmonologist who have treated covid patients not just drs who run their mouth on tv yet do not actually treat patients (aka Fauci). Better go buy a pair of goggles too. Also, Rachael isn’t racist. She grew up in the south where a lot of cultural things still go on that aren’t rooted in racism. Chances are most of those people who were there had a different idea as to what that party represented. I would bet there were people there of other races also including African American. I am sure that party to them was not in any way celebrating slavery. You all are too much.

  17. tvau83

    February 16, 2021 at 6:16 AM

    Lmfao everyone should be mask shamed? Wow why am I not shocked a liberal believes in bullying smh.

  18. tvau83

    February 16, 2021 at 6:17 AM

    It’s sad isn’t it ladyjane? He’s been on this band wagon for a bit though if you check his cute little ticker at the bottom of the page

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