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The Bachelor host-pimp Chris Harrison is in prime damage control mode, trying to quell rumors that the show manufactured Rozlyn Papa's dismissal Monday.

Papa has denied accusations that she entered into an "inappropriate relationship" with a Bachelor staffer, blasting ABC for concocting that ploy for ratings.

Now it's Harrison's turn to point fingers, telling People that Rozlyn Papa "had a physical relationship with a producer on our show. There is no gray area here."

"You cannot do that. Other girls on the show saw it. The producer confessed more than once [and] to more than one person. I cannot make it any clearer.”

"We would never go to the lengths we did, firing somebody and kicking someone off our show if we thought maybe something might be happening,” he adds.

In several interviews since her dismissal from the show, Rozlyn admitted she is "close" to the producer in question, but says no sex or even kissing ever took place.

Regarding Bachelor spoilers that the crew member scandal was concocted to oust Rozlyn Papa because she wouldn’t "hide" her son from Jake Pavelka, Chris says:

“We were five days in to taping. We weren’t worried about her telling Jake she had a son because she had plenty of time because she was one of the front-runners."

"The fact that she is a mom, not a mom, whatever, had nothing to do with the fact that she had a relationship with one of our producers and had to be kicked off.”

Sure thing. If that's the case, Chris, then riddle us this:

  • Why wasn't Rozlyn's affair shown if the other girls witnessed it?
  • Why was the girl's voice from the promo, insisting "she's having a sexual affair with someone in the house,” never played on the actual episode?
  • Why did you ambiguously accuse Rozlyn of an "inappropriate relationship" on the show, rather than explaining in any detail what she supposedly did?
  • Why were there so many edits/voiceovers/camera angle changes during your little chat with Rozlyn? That doesn't look manipulated at all.
  • Why did Jake not even want to talk to Rozlyn and hear her side?

Something to think about. Here's a clip of the drama ...

Who do you believe in The Bachelor scandal?

 

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All the Rozlyn drama must really be paying off for ABC.

The network is reportedly putting together a spinoff of The Bachelor where contestants live and compete against each other, like Big Brother. The title? Wait for it:

Bachelor Pad.

We couldn't make something like that up, and yet it makes perfect sense. Copy CBS' long-running show, then add hot, quasi-well known stars of yours. Brilliant.

The series will reunite 20 contestants from the previous 13 seasons of The Bachelor and five seasons of The Bachelorette, and will likely debut later this year.

Jake Pavelka, Women

Will Bachelor Pad feature any Jake Pavelka castoffs?

Contestants will live in a house and compete in challenges, some inspired by incidents from past seasons, concluding each week with Big Brother-style evictions.

ABC has ordered seven episodes, with venerable Bachelor franchise host-pimp Chris Harrison on board to call the shots. "Top" players are supposedly on board.

We may laugh, but The Bachelor is a cost-effective, continual ratings powerhouse for the alphabet network, and this week's episode was no exception.

All we can hope is that Molly and Melissa come on the spinoff. Awkward!

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On last night's episode of The Bachelor, Rozlyn Papa emerged as a favorite to win Jake Pavelka's heart ... only to be kicked off the show an hour later.

Accused of having an "inappropriate relationship" with a producer, she was informed by host Chris Harrison on Monday's episode that she's outta here.

In an interview with Richmond's 103.7 FM, Roz again spoke out about the incident, denying that any sex or even making out took place with a staffer.

While (somewhat) bound by confidentiality agreements, Rozlyn Papa says the show threw her under the bus and there's more to this than we know.

Check out the station's interview with Rozlyn below, then vote in our survey and tell us who you believe, the 28-year-old model or the show's brass ...

Who do you believe in this Bachelor scandal?

 

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As usual, The Hollywood Gossip sat through The Bachelor last night and our staff now brings you its official recap, with points awarded and docked as we see fit.

In the season's second episode, as predicted, a "shocking" cheating scandal led to the dismissal of Rozlyn Papa. Here's THG's take on that and so much more ...

Jake claims the InStyle photographer is a friend and set up this date to make it special. We're sure ABC had nothing to do with the cross-promotion. Minus 2.

Five girls on the group date get down and dirty. Christina just gets drunk. Plus 2.

Rozlyn Papa on Jake Pavelka: "He's really cute. I kinda wanna bite him." Plus 3, then another Plus 5 for the censored crotch shot during the InStyle shoot.

Jake says he's literally going to take Ali to Cloud 9. Where's that, exactly? Minus 4.

Jake and Vienna

The chemistry between Jake and Vienna is palpable ... not.

Jake on the Chicago concert with Ali: "I have never had a moment like that with somebody." Except his private Martina McBride concert with Jillian. Plus 6.

ABC actually plays "On the Wings of Love" as Jake flies. Minus 1,000.

Elizabeth refuses to let Jake kiss her as she tries to play hard to get, then reads a love poem she wrote to Jake. We got nothin'. It's that amazing. Plus 13.

Vienna Girardi confesses she eloped at 18. Tenley is also divorced. These are Jake's final two, per The Bachelor spoilers we've read. Even. We're just saying.

Obligatory Minus 14 to every woman in the house. STOP SCREAMING!

Man, Michelle is still insane. Ashley is her crazy understudy. Plus 20.

Jake and Rozlyn

Last week, Rozlyn got a rose. This week, a ticket home!

Finally, the Rozlyn scandal: Chris Harrison's careful word choice and the lightning-fast editing of camera angles don't make it seem like this is faked at all. Minus 33.

Roz says little about the sex-with-staffer allegation. Probably because it was edited out. Plus 17 for at least calling The Bachelor out on what she calls a big lie now.

Why would the other girls care? Their rival is gone! Were they told lies about Rozlyn that made it seem worse? Minus 9 for the lack of sense and time spent on this.

TOTAL: -996. SEASON: -984. Roses: Ali, Elizabeth, Vienna, Gia, Tenley, Ella, Valishia, Corrie, Jessie, Ashleigh, Michelle, Kathryn. Out: Christina, Ashley, Rozlyn.

Things our wives said:

  • [exposing cleavage, mocking girls in the hot tub] "OMG eee hee eee!!"
  • "I honestly think that I would kill myself if I was on this show."
  • "I just wanna jam my finger down my throat when Jake talks."
  • "Who writes Chris' lines?"
  • "Zzzzzz."

Who do you believe regarding the Rozlyn scandal?

 

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The Bachelor's Rozlyn Papa made quite an impression on viewers - and Jake Pavelka - on the first two episodes of the ABC reality show, emerging as a favorite.

That was until an "inappropriate relationship" with a staffer derailed her chances last night. But she says the scandal that got her get kicked off is a gigantic lie.

“It seems they want the ratings!” the model said.

Ya think?

Rozlyn Papa denies she "cheated" on the season’s star, hunky pilot Jake. Asked if she had sex with a member of The Bachelor crew, she says, “Absolutely not, no.”

She has adamantly denied an affair took place.

Jake Pavelka and Rozlyn Papa

Rozlyn Papa and Jake Pavelka on the season premiere.

The show’s host Chris Harrison called the scandal “incredibly unfortunate” and said “horrible decisions were made.” According to Papa, the lies have taken a toll.

“This seeps into my personal life,” she says. “I have a 7-year-old little boy at home that I want to look up to me, and to have this blatant lie out there perpetuated by the show itself - it’s hurtful. It’s scary to think what my son will think of me.”

Papa admits being a “good friend” of the producer with whom she’s rumored to have had the affair, but says that gave her no advantage with Jake Pavelka.

“I would absolutely call him a friend,” she says.

“But I'm portrayed as a cheater,” she says. “It comes down to my son. Why would you go on national television and throw a mom under the bus like that?”

Who do you believe?

 

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Earlier this week, an inside source dropped some Bachelor bombshells.

In addition to naming the alleged winner this season on the reality show, The Bachelor spoilers we came across revealed the details behind the season's big scandal.

Rumors suggested that model Rozlyn Papa had an inappropriate relationship with a producer on the program and will be sacked on Monday's episode as a result.

Yesterday, Rozlyn confirmed as much - that she was kicked off, at least.

She denied an affair took place, and bashed the show's manipulative ways. According to our source, the scandal was manufactured as a means of booting Roz.

Today, The Bachelor star Jake Pavelka addressed the issue.

Pavelka Photo

"I didn't believe it at first," Jake confessed to ET. "I've never been cheated on. I thought it was something that was being produced and thrown at me."

"As it was unraveling, I realized it was serious. Everything that's going to air Monday is exactly the way it happened. No embellishing or holding back."

Whatever you say, Jake Pavelka.

Rozlyn Papa adamantly denies the fling, saying "I did not have a sexual relationship with a producer on the show" and did absolutely nothing wrong.

She had a relationship with "someone on the show" but insisted they are not and were never a couple. The real reason she got kicked off? Her son.

For whatever reason, she could not keep in contact with him as she had been promised, and had a meltdown, at which point ABC wanted her gone.

Earlier this week in a radio interview, The Bachelor host Chris Harrison called the incident "incredibly unfortunate ... horrible decisions were made."

Yeah ... by the producers. Rozlyn Papa is cute!

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Following shocking Bachelor spoilers about her alleged hookup with a crew member, Rozlyn Papa has come forward to deny rumors of "inappropriate behavior."

"I did not have a sexual relationship with a producer on the show," the 28-year-old model, who is believed to be get the boot next week, told Radar Online.

Promos for The Bachelor tease (and ABC has even sort of addressed) the scandal that will lead to the dismissal of a contestant on the January 11 episode.

But Rozlyn Papa insists she did nothing wrong.

"What they mean by inappropriate relationship is not what inappropriate relationship means in the real world," she said. "I did have a relationship with someone on [The Bachelor] that didn't benefit them. We remained close but we are not dating."

"This is a TV show and made for entertainment, but it is a far cry from reality," Rozlyn continued. "I know that things on television weren't always as they seemed, but I really had no idea the extent of the show manipulation."

Rozlyn Papa Photo

COME TO PAPA: You'd get a rose from us any day, Rozlyn!

A couple of days ago, ABC dropped the bomb that an unnamed female contestant had an "inappropriate relationship" with one of The Bachelor's producers.

We hear the single mom became livid with the show for not letting her talk to her son, and the "affair" was manufactured as a means of cutting her loose.

Sources say Rozlyn Papa did become close with a producer on the reality show, and that he even admitted feelings for her. But nothing actually happened.

As usual, the network will use crafty editing to make the situation appear worse than it actually was, and is issuing vague statements about the episode:

"It was an incident that we've never had to deal with before. It was tough for everyone, crew members, the women and Jake," host-pimp Chris Harrison said.

"Hopefully we can quickly move past this and it won't dominate the season. But definitely everyone will see what happens." Yes, definitely everyone will.

He did not mention Rozlyn Papa by name.

For her part, Roz says she has no regrets about her conduct, and certainly has nothing against the show's star, hunky pilot Jake Pavelka: "He is SO cute!"

UPDATE: The episode in which Rozlyn was kicked off The Bachelor has now aired (as of January 11). Who do you believe, her or the show? Vote below:

 

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NOTE: This article is about the 2010 season. For all the dirt on Brad Womack's second season (2011), follow the link here for The Bachelor spoilers galore.

That didn't take long. The Bachelor spoilers are already surfacing less than 48 hours removed from the season premiere - and some of them are shocking.

Well, kind of shocking.

We don't put it past the show to manufacture drama, but we're still a little surprised it went as far as Reality Steve claims, and has been right about so far.

UPDATE, 2/14: His spoiler regarding the alleged winner, which looks more and more likely with each passing week, is also shocking. More on that shortly.

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A word about Steve: He is a man with insider intel who likes nothing more than to debunk The Bachelor absurdity, and has been right many times before.

So when The Bachelor spoilers originate from him (like the Molly-Melissa sunnter), we take them more seriously than your typical message board banter.

Wherever he got it, the man has serious scoop on this season, including the real story behind the shocking "cheating scandal" as well as the final four.

Follow the jump to read who's involved in the season's biggest drama, and who'll be left standing when the final rose is doled out in the coming weeks:

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The Hollywood Gossip sat through the season premiere of The Bachelor last night to bring you this recap, in which we award and deduct points as we see fit.

Take it away, Jake Pavelka and aspiring trophy wives!

Vienna Tricks Jake

Plus 6, or one per shot of Jake shirtless in the opening three minutes.

Jake: "The most powerful emotion is love. Love is perfect." Minus 3.

The show gives us some background on a bunch of the girls before they meet Jake. Most look at themselves in the mirror a lot. Sounds about right. Plus 2.

Obligatory Minus 10 for the painful On the Wings of Love subtitle and for ABC's the ladies' constant attempts to work Jake's profession into bad puns.

The football game "spontaneously" breaking out and culminating in all 25 women chasing Jake into the house will go down in reality show history. Plus 12.

Minus 3 for Ali's ex-boyfriend. Seriously dude. Put down the damn controller.

Kathryn wears an engagement ring from her fake fiance. Huh? Eh, we'll buy it. Plus 7.

Minus 4 for Jake not choosing Channy. Is he unaware of what a landing strip is?!?

Like Larry Bird asking rivals who's gonna finish second before a three-point contest, Christina brings gifts for the girls being sent home! Cocky b!tch. Plus 5.

Kiptyn award for this season's cutest contestant with oddest name: Tenley! Plus 1.

Nice of Jillian Harris and Ed Swiderski to drop by, but Minus 3 for such obvious filler.

Plus 4 for Chris Harrison's trademark line: "Ladies, the final rose ..." Never gets old.

ABC hypes the $h!t out of the big "cheating scandal" in the premiere, only to reveal it actually happens next week (or the week after for all we know). Minus 13.

Wow, Michelle is bat$h!t insane with her intensity, serial-killer eyes and comically short emotional fuse. Plus 11 for ABC forcing Jake to keep her AND waiting to give her the final rose. Forget TNT. These guys know drama!

TOTAL: +12. SEASON: +12. Rose Recipients: Kathryn, Michelle, Ella, Elizabeth, Ali, Vienna, Christina, Gia, Ashley, Rozlyn, Jessie, Corrie, Valisha, Ashleigh, Tenley.

Things our wives said:

  • On Jillian: "Is she dressed like a fembot?"
  • On Channy's hope that Jake gets Cambodian fever: "Is that Malaria?"
  • On Channy whispering to Jake: "Is she, like, a phone sex operator?"
  • "Do they intentionally recruit the dumbest girls in the whole country?"
  • "Nice of them to find 2-3 women with real jobs, more than I'd expect."
  • "Where do you even FIND a dress like that?" (multiple occasions)
  • "Barf." (even more occasions)

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He may have been rejected by Jillian Harris, but Jake Pavelka was really angling to be The Bachelor the whole time is ready to soar on his new quest for love.

The Bachelor: On The Wings Of Love premieres tonight, and will feature the commercial pilot as he narrows down his search from 25 women to one final lady.

Below are excerpts from an interview Jake gave with TV Guide previewing the new season, being Mr. Perfect, his rules for dating, and the mile high club ...

TV Guide: What did you bring from The Bachelorette to The Bachelor?

Jake Pavelka: When you're on The Bachelorette, everything slows down to a good pace. You start becoming really aware of how what you say affects people and it makes you a lot better at dating and in relationships.

TV Guide: Are you a bit skeptical of the process?

Jake Pavelka: I didn't go in pushing. The show does have a bit of a rough history, with people breaking up or changing their minds, and that's OK. I tried to be very honest no matter how painful it was and I just remained open-minded.

TV Guide: So then it's safe to assume you were in the moment?

Jake Pavelka: The Bachelor

Jake Pavelka: My answer to that is I'm going to go on there to be myself. A lot of the dates and different activities we got to do on The Bachelor were geared around what I would do in my normal life - what dates scream Jake.

[THG NOTE: Does that include girl-on-girl action?]

TV Guide: Last season, some of your fellow contestants (and Jillian Harris herself) thought you were a bit too perfect. How do you respond to that?

Jake Pavelka: I don't know what it is that make Ed and Jillian say that I was too perfect. Something that I see in the dating world these days is a bit of a lack of chivalry. It's gotten so bad that women almost don't expect it anymore.

TV Guide: Do you have dating rules you to like to follow?

Jake Pavelka: After an unbelievable date, if I want to call her the next morning, I'm just going to call. If that turns her off, "he's smothering me, it's too much too quick," then that's OK; we're probably on two different pages.

TV Guide: We have to ask: Have you joined the mile-high club?

Jake Pavelka: [Laughs] I am not a member of the mile-high club, but I'll leave you with this: I aspire to be ... no I don't aspire to be, I will be.

The Bachelor Quotes

There’s still a lot of growing to do in our relationship. We will not tie the knot until I am mentally and physically prepared as well as Matt.

Shayne Lamas

It was a fairytale proposal like I’ve always dreamed about. I forgot that there [were] cameras around. In that moment, it was just Matt and I and it was the most amazing moment of my entire life.

Shayne Lamas [on proposal by Matt Grant]
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