The new season of The Bachelor, starring Dallas pilot Jake Pavelka, premieres Monday on ABC, and the network has been running a juicy promo to hype it up.

Amid images of Jake shirtless, pumping iron and talking about what a lucky fella he is, a voiceover promises the season will being with a "shocking scandal.”

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For the last couple weeks, The Hollywood Gossip has looked back at 2009 by naming the finalists for our prestigious, 3rd Annual Celebrity of the Year award.

In this section, we've been paying tribute to the unique stars that made the past 12 months so memorable for gossip followers across the nation and globe.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Tiger Woods met with them four days after his November 27 car crash, and the golfer showed signs of a "fat lip."

An FHP spokesman said Tiger met with troopers at an undisclosed location December 1 to receive a traffic ticket for crashing into a hydrant and a tree.

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Jake Pavelka is the "most serious" star The Bachelor has ever had in its 14 seasons, according to the show's venerable host-pimp, Chris Harrison.

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Chris talked about the new season kicking off Monday. He said that Jake was totally blown away the first night.

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Will Jon Gosselin and Hailey Glassman will sit down with their lawyers to work out their issues and avoid both a legal battle and lengthy, public war of words?

That would be uncharacteristically mature and smart.

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