Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Big-time 'Bachelor' spoilers -- you've been warned

This post contributed by CharlotteObserver.com online producer Deirdre McGruder.

I used to be a fan of the "Bachelor" and "Bachelorette" franchise, but tired of the predictability, the cookie-cutter contestant "types" (the Drunk, the Crier, the Ho, the Psycho, the Needy One) and most of all, the manipulative editing. And, you know, the forcing of near-strangers to declare their love and enter into engagements that last 15 minutes.

Even though I no longer watch, I do still read episode recaps (including Television Without Pity's and Brooke Cain's with The Raleigh News & Observer). Also, before the seasons even start, I visit Reality Steve. I don't know who this dude's sources are, but the last few seasons he's gotten some reliable scoop on what's going to happen. This season of "The Bachelor," Steve broke it down episode by episode early on, and for the most part, what he's said would occur has.

This is where it gets interesting. All season long Steve has said Chantal O'Brien, the rich chick with the dad who used to play pro football, would be Brad's final choice. On Monday, though, he posted that his sources found out they were wrong, and that Brad actually chose Emily Maynard (pictured), the single mom from Charlotte who's very popular with the viewers. And that they're engaged. Steve wrote a mea culpa of sorts, in particular apologizing to Chantal for making folks think she was engaged when in fact Brad had chosen someone else. He also shared interesting little tidbits, like Emily's house in Charlotte is supposedly on the market. Yesterday he posted more info from the finale, including:

  • Brad had Emily's dad fly to South Africa so he could ask permission to marry his daughter. Footage of this won't be part of the finale, however.
  • There is a rose ceremony, unlike the first time, when Brad dumped both chicks because he wasn't into either one of them (the sanest act ever performed on this show, if you ask me).
  • Ricki, Emily's 5-year-old daughter, won't be there in South Africa when Brad proposes and Emily says yes.
  • Filming ended Friday, Nov. 19. Brad and Emily stayed in South Africa a few extra days, and Emily was back in Charlotte the day before Thanksgiving.
BTW, Steve also has details on the "Women Tell All" episode that airs Monday. According to him, Ashley -- dumped in this past Monday's episode -- will be the next "Bachelorette."

Now, Steve's sources have occasionally been wrong, most notably when they said Ali, the last "Bachelorette," wouldn't choose Roberto, the hottie from Charleston, S.C. (As far as I know they're still together, but God, I can't keep up.) So take the knowledge about Brad and Emily with as much skepticism as you'd like. We'll all know for sure when the finale airs March 14.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

She was in Diamonds Direct a couple of Saturday's ago getting a ring appraised, but I didn't really think twice about it. It could have been Ricki's or the new one.

Anonymous said...

Brad picks her, she refuses to marry him, then he goes back to Chantal. This is what really happens.

Anonymous said...

Ask me what I care if this blond bimbo and this creepy guy do.

Anonymous said...

Who cares? Typical Southern ditz. Oh, so classy....Diamonds Direct. LOL!

Anonymous said...

I read he was seen having Thanksgiving dinner w/ Chantal's family so this now makes it interesting for me.

Anonymous said...

I'm quite serious about Emily refusing to marry him. She essentially "dumps" him then he goes running back to Chantal.

Em brilliantly set herself up to be the next bachelorette.

Anonymous said...

Just something creepy about him. I can't for the life of me figure out why someone with such movie star good looks, money and class would have to go such a tabloid route to find a man. I would have more respect for her if she was just using this as a stepping stone into the entertainment industry. I heard that Charlie Sheen is looking for more "goddesses".

Anonymous said...

He dumps Chantal and picks Emily in the end and proposes to her. Emily is not going to be the next Bachelorette. It has already been announced on spoiler sites that it will be Ashley H. Some people need to get their facts straight before spewing such nonsense. Or better yet, go back to the FORT website where you came from and obsess over the dumbest things like the people do on there!

Anonymous said...

"facts" straight? BWAHAHAHAAHAHA... seriously... BWAAHAHAHAHAHA... that's a joke... right? Everyone is reading spoiler sites and hypothesizing and you are all up in arms angry... "facts"... whew... needed that laugh...

Marty A said...

Previous comment implied Diamonds Direct was not classy. Farthest thing from the truth. You obviously have never been. a

Anonymous said...

@Anonymous 7:48 - What Anonymous 7:24 said is true according to sites like Reality Steve. You sir/maam, are an idiot!

Anonymous said...

Who in the world still watches this fake show? Oh yeah, I forgot. It's all of the angry/jealous housewives who get no real love at home. And if there are guys watching this show.....well.....don't get me started!

Marty A said...

What is worse? A guy watching the show or someone reading blogs about such a show they don't even watch?