The announcement that Jake Pavelka and Vienna Girardi have split is the straw breaking this camel’s back. I think I’ve had just about enough of “The Bachelor.” I have known for a long time that the relationships born and bred in front of a camera are a shamfest (except for maybe Ryan and Trista) but it took me a while to catch onto the fact that the show is really nothing more than a shameless promotional vehicle for launching the entertainment careers of the young, hot, and fame-hungry. Let’s review the evidence at hand, shall we? Keep reading »
Yesterday, we reported that Bachelor Jake’s fiancée, Vienna Girardi, was spotted at a Summer Solstice Beach party in Santa Monica over the weekend flirting with “Greek” cast member Gregory Michael in the VIP area. Today comes news from the couple’s rep that just a few months after getting engaged on national television, the two are splitsville. Gee, no one saw that coming! It seemed like such a match made in heaven — two smarmy, fame-hungry individuals who look good in bathing suits hooking up on a reality show. What possibly could have gone wrong? After the jump, we speculate on the top 10 possible reasons Jake and Vienna have gone their separate ways. Keep reading »
At this weekend’s Pacsun Summer Solstice Beach Ballyhoo in Santa Monica, we couldn’t help but notice that former “Bachelor” Jake Pavelka was auspiciously missing as his fiancée Vienna Girardi did some hardcore flirting with hunky “Greek” cast member Gregory Michael in the VIP area. She’s supposed to be looking for a job while Jake films a guest star part on “Drop Dead Diva,” but it looked like she was auditioning for a new boyfriend? Keep reading »
Last night, “Bachelorette” contestant Kasey Kahl showed the true level of his crazy, repeating the phrase “I’m here to protect and guard your heart” 90,000 times and getting an ugly tattoo on his wrist to symbolize his intentions. During their one-on-one date, Ali questioned Kasey’s sincerity. We, on the other hand, totally believe that he is this in love with a girl he barely knows, and thus we are questioning his sanity. Which brings us back to the age-old question—how do “Bachelorette” producers vet the men?
Luckily, Jesse Csincsak—the guy “Bachelorette” DeAnna Pappas picked in season four—has teamed up with Radar to reveal the whole process. Keep reading »
Say what you want about the guy, but Bachelor Jake Pavelka is doing a hell of a job extending his 15 minutes of fame. After parlaying his appearance on Jillian Harris’ season of “The Bachelorette” into a gig as the next season’s “Bachelor,” Jake then worked his way onto “Dancing With the Stars,” and he didn’t stop there. Jake’s newest job is a guest-starring role on Lifetime’s comedy-drama “Drop Dead Diva.” Luckily, he won’t have to rely too heavily on any acting skills he may or may not have; he’ll play a suitor on the fictional dating show “Finding the One,” in which his character “spurns one bachelorette for another.” He begins shooting his scenes on June 18 ( to air Aug. 22), and executive producer Josh Berman says, “When we spoke about his shooting dates, he told us that he would be coming from Texas and could be on the set by noon. Since he was a former [commercial] pilot, he still remembered the flying schedule!” Wait, former commercial pilot? Does that mean Jake has hung up his aviators for good now that he’s found his route to Hollywood? Well, no one ever accused him of being overly bright, right? [via People] Keep reading »
I’m still not exactly sure how ABC milks the not-all-that-much-that-happens in a week on “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette” and makes it into a two-hour episode. But they do—and it’s highly entertaining. So what would happen if the network rounded up some of the top personalities from all the seasons of the show and had them live together in a house, “Real World”-style, to find out what happens when they stop being polite and start getting lovey-dovey? Hopefully, television magic because our Amelia is already pissing her pants with excitement, as this is the concept of the new series “Bachelor Pad.” The show started filming this week and will go for the next 15 days. It’s hosted by, duh, Chris Harrison along with Melissa Rycroft, who became one of the show’s most-beloved contestants when Jason Mesnick ditched her on national TV in favor of runner-up Molly. In addition to the chance to find love with a fellow cast-off, the contestants in the series will also be participating in assorted challenges. The winner of the show will get $250,000. [People]
The series doesn’t premiere until August 8, but already several sites have posted partial casts lists. Read on if you’d like to know who is on them. Keep reading »