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    Quote Originally Posted by anders332;3817998;
    wow, I just watched the video of Gia on RS's blog - and I must say I never would've known that was her - she's got a Gina Gershon/Penelope Cruz thing going on. It's almost like she had a face transplent.
    I know and I would venture to say she was much more beautiful before all her work -

    don't get me wrong - she's still pretty but I like her real face better!

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    me too.
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    They hired the Israeli Secret Service to track down leaks? I hope Steve knows the number of some good lock-smiths.

    'The Bachelor' exec producer on internet spoilers: 'It's something that kind of bugs us'
    by Lynette Rice


    As ABC announced last week, Bachelor producers are busy preparing for the Jason Mesnick-Molly Malaney nuptials on March 8 – the first-ever wedding to come out of the seven-year-old series (Ryan and Trista Sutter met on The Bachelorette). But in some ways, the wedding opens old wounds for producers — specifically how the spoilerific blog realitysteve.com, run by Steve Carbone, accurately revealed last year that Mesnick would first propose to Melissa Rycroft and then dump her for Malaney on a shocking After the Final Rose special. So far this year, Carbone’s blog has already leaked several details about the latest season of The Bachelor starring Jake Pavelka, including locations of dates, which contestants received “date roses,” and who would be sent home. He’s even posted spoilers about who he claims will be the final two women standing, and who ultimately gets the final rose.

    “That’s something that kind of bugs us,” executive producer Mike Fleiss told EW exclusively. “In some ways, it’s just more promotion. We would like to find out [who his source is].” While Fleiss says the show has taken extreme measures in the past to track down leaks — “We spent a lot of money and we hired these guys from the Israeli secret service to shake down people and look at phone records and stuff like that. We ultimately found out who it was. That person no longer works for us.” — he has not gone to such lengths to suss out Carbone’s mole. “We would love to know if anyone knows [who the source is]. I’m offering a $25 reward!” Fleiss’ laissez-faire approach to the leak is due in part to the fact that the realitysteve.com spoilers did not keep fans from tuning in to Jason’s season: The After the Final Rose bombshell scored 17.5 million viewers last March.

    As for Carbone, the blogger says he relies on several tipsters who “just fell into my lap.” A former sports talk deejay from L.A. — he’s now living in Texas while working as a national sales rep for home furnishing companies — Carbone says that while he wouldn’t want to read spoilers on his favorite shows like Survivor or American Idol, he likes to “one up” The Bachelor simply because he can. “I don’t go looking for this stuff, it comes to me because I’m willing to throw the show under the bus,” he explains, adding that he’s never received a complaint from ABC or Fleiss. Since his site gets only about 400,000 to 500,000 page views a week, Carbone doesn’t believe it impacts the show negatively. “I spilled everything about this season on Jan. 6, and I don’t think the ratings have suffered. People are still watching because they want to see it play out.”

    And (once again), he’s right about The Bachelor: The audience for the Feb. 1 episode grew by 200,000 viewers for a total of 11.7 million, and the show is up 10% in viewers versus the same time last year.

    To hear more from Fleiss on the Mesnick-Malaney nuptials, pick up the next issue of Entertainment Weekly, on stands Feb. 5.
    'The Bachelor' exec producer on internet spoilers: 'It's something that kind of bugs us' | EW.com
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    Dear Lord Brit - I love it. I just freaking love it. But RS is no match for the Israelis. If Fleiss really wants to know where the leaks came from, they'd be able to find it. I think Fleiss is happy not knowing who Steve's sources are. As long as ratings are fine, Mike is happy just to bitch about the leaks. He doesnt want to rock the boat. But I'm sitting here imagining Steve taking his laptop with him everywhere. Dont leave home without it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pajamasam;3818049;
    Dear Lord Brit - I love it. I just freaking love it. But RS is no match for the Israelis. If Fleiss really wants to know where the leaks came from, they'd be able to find it. I think Fleiss is happy not knowing who Steve's sources are. As long as ratings are fine, Mike is happy just to bitch about the leaks. He doesnt want to rock the boat. But I'm sitting here imagining Steve taking his laptop with him everywhere. Dont leave home without it!
    At this point, seems to be a win-win situation for both parties.

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    That is hilarious! The Israeli Secret service?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pajamasam;3818049;
    Dear Lord Brit - I love it. I just freaking love it. But RS is no match for the Israelis. If Fleiss really wants to know where the leaks came from, they'd be able to find it. I think Fleiss is happy not knowing who Steve's sources are. As long as ratings are fine, Mike is happy just to bitch about the leaks. He doesnt want to rock the boat. But I'm sitting here imagining Steve taking his laptop with him everywhere. Dont leave home without it!
    Yep...If Fliess really wanted to know who the leak was his reward would be a hell of a lot more than $25... that right there says he doesn't give a hoot if RS spoils anything.

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    And what a nice way to bring more attention to Reality Steve's blog.

    Wouldn't it be a hoot if MF was the one who spills details to RS?
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    Quote Originally Posted by anders332;3818066;
    And what a nice way to bring more attention to Reality Steve's blog.

    Wouldn't it be a hoot if MF was the one who spills details to RS?
    OMG...you took the words right out of my brain!

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    Quote Originally Posted by one71721;3818063;
    Yep...If Fliess really wanted to know who the leak was his reward would be a hell of a lot more than $25... that right there says he doesn't give a hoot if RS spoils anything.


    Wait...what?? $25? Ummmmm gotta go do some sleuthing......
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