'The Bachelor' Producer Bugged By Internet Spoilers
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 (pictured), 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]."