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Jake And Vienna Face Off: My Great Aunt Mildred Decodes Their Body Language


The Frisky enjoyed a three day weekend in celebration of Independence Day, which is why there was no liveblogging of the latest episode of “The Bachelorette” last night. However, I did watch and had many moments of “ZOMGROBERTO IS ZOMG SO FINE!!!” I watched the subsequent interview with recently split “Bachelor” couple Jake Pavelka and Vienna Girardi with my Great Aunt Mildred*, who happens to be a body language expert**. And my, oh my, did she have some thoughts about Jake and Vienna’s behavior and omissions. Find out her assessment*** of what they had to say — and how they said it — after the jump … Keep reading »

Jake And Vienna Race To Get Naked In “Playgirl” And “Playboy,” Respectively

Jake Pavelka and Vienna Girardi will stop at nothing to boost ratings for the upcoming “The Bachelor Breakup” special extend their 15 minutes of fame. These two are no longer flying high on the wings of love. In fact, they are looking to make an emergency landing into the pages of Playboy and Playgirl, respectively. We’ll get back to that momentarily; first let’s recap the downward spiral of their fake love affair.
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Jake And Vienna Film A “Bachelor” Breakup Special

The Bachelor” franchise has shot two wedding episodes and a zillion “After the Final Rose” specials. But they’ve never done a special exclusively on a couple’s breakup. Until now. On Wednesday night, ABC let the cameras roll as they got together Jake Pavelka and Vienna Girardi for the first time since their breakup on Monday, for a special that will air on July 5th. As rumor has it, the situation on set was seriously tense. Radar reported that at one point during the filming, Jake pulled back his arm as if he were about to throw a punch. A few minutes later, he supposedly told Vienna to “shut up” on repeat. Keep reading »

Quotable: Jake Dumped Vienna Over The Phone So He Could Get Into Character

“One of the keys to acting is you have to get out of your head. ["Drop Dead Diva"] didn’t hire me to be Jake, they hired me to play Toby Davlin. I can’t be Jake and sell this character. I’ve been trying to put all that aside so that I can give this character justice. It’s been a struggle thinking about my relationship and going in front of the camera and shooting. It was a difficult conversation on the phone. But the relationship was headed in that direction.”

Jake Pavelka explains why he decided to break up with Vienna Girardi on the phone Monday night, after hearing about her flirting with another guy, rather than wait to do it in person. What, is he a method actor now? [People] Keep reading »

Vienna Girardi Was Paid $90K For Her Breakup Story

The Vienna Girardi and Jake Pavelka he-said-she-said battle has gone from 0 to 60 in the past 24 hours. The couple managed to grace the covers of 3 of 5 major tabloids this week. First Vienna went to Star, who supposedly paid her a whopping $90,000 for her side of the story—that their engagement was a sham, that Jake was cruel, and that he wouldn’t have sex with her—as she was packing her bags to leave him. In retaliation, Jake spoke to People, refuting her claims and saying that the real reason for the breakup was A) her hookup with Gregory Michael of “Greek” and B) her talking to Star behind his back. But what has me the most interested here is that $90K price tag. Is it ethical for tabloids to pay people of note for their breakup stories, especially before the breakup has even happened? This seems to add a whole new dimension to already tenuous Hollywood relationships—that your significant other could be broke and decide to dump you for a big pay day. Keep reading »

Gloria Steinem (Almost) Drops The S-Bomb Talking Reality TV With Katie Couric

Uh oh. Feminist icon Gloria Steinem has some choice words — actually, just one four-letter word — for CBS’ Katie Couric about reality TV.

Steinem says dating shows like “The Bachelor” are “incredibly stupid” and “what is most offensive about them is it’s not equal opportunity stupidity.” Couric points out that shows like “The Bachelorette” exist, too, but Steinem and Jehmu Greene, president of the Women’s Media Center, explain that there are more reality dating shows where women are vying for a man. “I have a kind of motto,” Steinem says. “S**t is better if it’s equally divided. It’s still a problem, but if it’s equally divided, it’s at least not a political problem.”

Do you agree? [CBS News] Keep reading »

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