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The Bachelor has been "turned upside down," according to OK!

Sounds like a compelling cover story, except for the fact that:

  1. We already know the scandals in question
  2. They're not even that ridiculous

Still, feel free to believe that "Brad’s love story is in danger of falling apart" and that "he’s the one who might find himself picking up the pieces of a broken heart."

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The stakes couldn’t be higher, the celeb gossip rag writes, 'cause this time, he found “the one.” But Brad's SHOCKING arrest record may thwart EVERYTHING!

“I had a couple of missteps when I was a teenager - some 20 years ago,” Brad says. “Some claims have been blown out of proportion, but I took responsibility."

As for the cast, they're harboring their own secrets as well ... such as Michelle Money's affair with NBA star Carlos Boozer. Again, not that big of a deal really.

Let's face it, we know all The Bachelor spoilers there are to know, and Brad isn't that interesting otherwise. Nice try, tabloids. Step up your game next week?

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Brad Womack came to the defense Michelle Money following this week's episode of The Bachelor, calling the season's resident psycho a "remarkable woman."

Apparently Carlos Boozer shares that opinion of her.

Michelle Money's affair with the then-married NBA star is the subject of an article in the new issue of Life & Style, with the 30-year-old confirming the story.

Money Shot

SHOW HIM THE  ... sorry, the puns are literally endless.

Salt Lake City resident Money says she met the Chicago Bulls power forward in Salt Lake City in 2009, while he was still playing for the Utah Jazz.

At the time, Boozer was still married to wife Cindy, also known as CeCe, with whom he has three kids. The couple filed for divorce in March 2009.

According to reports, however, they attempted a reconciliation shortly thereafter and did not actually terminate their marriage until August 2010.

In other words ... baller was playing with house Money. So to speak.

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Michelle Money is the resident crazy this season on The Bachelor. As is often the case, The Bachelor hasn't figured it out as early as the viewers.

From her phantom injuries to her threats of dropping elbows on Ashley, Michelle's antics comprised a large part of THG's official recap this week.

But at least for the moment, Brad Womack is unfazed. In fact, he's smitten.

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SO MONEY: Brad seems to think Michelle is. In a manner of speaking.

We hate to break it to you, Michelle haters. She's not going away anytime soon. Will she make the hometown dates? Read The Bachelor spoilers here if you must.

Excerpts of Brad's reflections on Michelle from this past episode below:

"I wanted to be strong for her. She was a mess at first – so terrified she was crying uncontrollably. I was so proud of her for conquering her fear! She did it!"

"That evening I saw a side to Michelle that I had been waiting to see. She's obviously beautiful but she's also intelligent, mature and an amazing mother."

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Michelle Money may get more attention has the consensus loon of The Bachelor, but diminutive dentist Ashley Hebert put on quite a display last night as well.

Fueled by envy and massive amounts of alcohol, Ash turned into an emotional wreck, hijacking alone time with Brad Womack from rival Britt Billmaier.

As Womack and Billmaier's makeout session escalated, so did Hebert's desire.

"I just want him to myself," she cried as she barged in. "One-on-one time is critical. I'm a firsthand witness to Brad's relationship with these other girls."

That's not all. Crazily enough, her tactics worked, and she looked poised to capture the group date rose - until blurting out something really awkward.

The clip above shows Ashley's antics, which we also discussed in our Bachelor recap, in all their glory. Here's a bonus clip of the cocktail party, as well:

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Last night's episode of The Bachelor was all about facing fears. Or so the cue cards claimed. Who's up to the task and who's packing their bags, ladies?

The fourth installment of the season met its usual quota of tears, catty comments, unintentional comedy and awkwardly-phrased sentences from Brad.

How did it all play out? Let's break it down in THG's classic +/- recap!

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Michelle Money is really coming into her own as an insane contestant.

The episode hilariously opens with Michelle waking up to learn she has a black eye. "I have no idea what happened," she tells Brad. Meghan thinks she's just trying to get attention ... by punching her own face?! Eh, we'll buy it. Plus 10.

Ashley S. couldn't care less how it happened, she just wishes she'd been responsible. "I want to rip her head off," she says. Girl, tone down the crazy. Minus 4.

Off to Catalina with Chantal. Where Kip-Ten fell in love. So poetic. Plus 3.

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Give Brad Womack credit.

On The Bachelor and in life, the 38-year-old Texan is open about who he is, even when that requires admitting his faults. It's refreshing in a sense.

This week, celebrity gossip reports exposed his alleged brushes with the law in the past, an impressive list of infractions. Womack says it's all true.

Brad WHOA-Mack

Brad's criminal history includes carrying a forged driver's license, public intoxication and passing a bad check, but he says he learned from those mistakes.

"I'm sure I wouldn't be the first to admit that I had a couple of missteps when I was a teenager – some 20 odd years ago," says the Austin, Tex., bar owner.

"Some of the claims have been blown out of proportion but I took responsibility for my actions and took immediate measures to remedy the situation."

"It was just growing pains. I was still young and naïve. You learn from your experiences, good and bad, and move on. It ultimately builds character."

Hopefully his chosen fiancee agrees. Speaking of, should he pick ...

 

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You don't really need The Bachelor spoilers or the reigning Bachelorette, Ali Fedotowsky, to tell you who Brad Womack has eyes for this season.

Ali's top pick, if she were doling out roses on Brad's behalf? Southern sweetie Emily Maynard, the 24-year-old widow and single mom. Shocker!

"I think he’d be a great match with Emily," Ali said. "Sweet, southern, knockout, beautiful beautiful. She seems like a total package to me."

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Are Chantal O'Brien (left) and Emily Maynard locks for hometown dates?

The Fox 5 San Diego correspondent, who visited The Bachelor to "assist Brad" with fiance Robert Martinez, also clicked with Chantal O'Brien.

"She's so raw - matter of fact, down-to-earth," Fedotowsky said. "I don't know as much about a match with Brad, but I like her personally."

Those are our two picks to make the final rose ceremony as well. We just get a feeling they have an edge over all the other girls, don't you?

What do you think? Brad Womack should totally pick ...

 

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When this season of The Bachelor premiered, contestants were noticeably wary of Brad Womack because he left both finalists with a broken heart during his first run on the show.

But suitors now have a new reason to worry: Womack is a criminal!!!

According to police records, Brad was arrested in 1993 for forging a Texas driver's license. Did ABC miss this infraction during its background check because Womack was booked under his birth name, Stephen Bradley Pickelsimer? Or did the network not care because he's just so gosh darn handsome?

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This felony counterfeiting charge netted Womack 180 days of probation.

Meanwhile, Star Magazine also reports that the bachelor was busted for public intoxication and for passing a bad check.

Consider yourself warned, Emily Maynard.

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Like much of America, Jennifer Aniston is mesmerized by The Bachelor.

Also like much of America (at least we hope), she can't take it seriously.

Aniston in Action

"You know what I find fascinating? The Bachelor," she says as part of her Allure cover story. "I'm mesmerized by how the girls meet this guy, have three dates together or something, then weep as though they've just lost the love of their life."

"I just don't understand that."

ELIGIBLE BACHELORETTE: Despite her perennial single status, don't expect Jen to pine for Brad Womack the next time ABC has him star on The Bachelor.

Typical of Hollywood's most notorious lonely girl to thumb her nose at the genuine stories of romance and love that unfold before our eyes every Monday.

If Jen had seen Emily Maynard open up to Brad this week, we doubt she'd question the sincerity of those tears. Cue cards can't script that kind of drama.

We do see her point, though. Every time crazy stalker Michelle Money whines about how Brad is "mine" and laments "sharing," we question her lucidity.

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Monday night, 25-year-old Madison Garton, a.k.a. Fang Girl, chose to abruptly leave The Bachelor in the middle of the rose ceremony. That was a first.

What prompted the aspiring actress to pack her bags? Emily Maynard.

Emily's decision to reveal her tragic past to Womack - a past that made Madison cry hearing the story earlier - led Garton to feel she was out of place.

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Madison Garton told Brad Womack it was too late for them.

Fang Girl basically concluded she had no shot, had not been herself, and it was her own fault, so she bailed, explaining the surprise exist later as such:

"Hearing Emily's story, it became very real. A lot of girls here already have their heart on the line and anything I do now would be taking away from them."

"It could have been very different if I showed my cards and been the real me. There's a chance I'll wake up tomorrow and wonder what the heck I just did."

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