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As usual, The Hollywood Gossip staff endured The Bachelor last night to bring you our official recap, with points awarded/docked according to our scientific system.

In the season's third episode, Vienna Girardi emerged as a frontrunner, and Michelle became even more insane. Here's THG's take on that and so much more ...

Jake takes Vienna bungee jumping "to overcome their fears as a couple." A couple who met like 10 days ago. And jumps off a bridge entirely by choice. Minus 5.

Plus 12, though, for the show blatantly recycling this story line from Jason and Molly's season, but Minus 12 for V saying she's "on cloud Jake right now." Wow.

Michelle: "I really want a 1-on-1 date with Jake. I really do." You're joking! Plus 16, as she also wants to kiss Jake softly and pull his hair. She is bat$h!t insane.

Jake and His Harem

Jake Pavelka and his Bachelor babes after their comedy venture.

Plus 6 to Jon Lovitz for purposely not being funny at his own comedy club, in order to help take the pressure of the suitors. (That is what he was doing, right?!?)

Corrie absolutely trashes Vienna Girardi in her standup routine, and other girls throw her under the bus too. Minus 10 for the cattiness, even for The Bachelor.

The girls HATE Vienna, yet we never see her do anything bad. A theory? It's part of the narrative so we're "shocked" when she wins (see Bachelor spoilers). Even.

Ali on Michelle: "She just seems a little off." Ya think?! Plus 2.

Ella had a nice date with Jake at Sea World. They're great together, but Minus 4 because they involved her 7-year-old son when she's obviously not gonna win.

Tenley Molzahn opens up to Jake about her past and divorce. We admit it, we're finally hooked on a contestant. She seems so sincere and squeaky. Plus 13.

Tenley and Jake

Jake and sweet, sweet Tenley have a tender moment.

Jake: "I'm not a serial dater." With the exception of appearing on two reality shows based around dating. Minus 4, because we thought he "believed in the process."

Mean, when Michelle pressures Jake to kiss her, and he reluctantly does so, his expression is PRICELESS. Plus 1,000 because he's as scared of her as we are!

Minus 7 for Elizabeth being such a tease, and a really bad one at that. Seriously, girls used to play these games with us in fifth grade. They totally worked, but still.

TOTAL: +1,007. SEASON: +23. Roses: Vienna, Ella, Gia, Corrie, Tenley, Ali, Jessie, Kathryn and Ashleigh. Eliminated: Valishia, Elizabeth and crazy a$$ Michelle.

Things our wives said:

  • [on Jake, multiple times] "Was that him attempting to be funny again?"
  • "These girls are even dumber than I thought, which is saying something."
  • "I'm going upstairs to watch videos of my own stomach instead."
  • [on Michelle] "Doesn't she make you nervous? I'm uncomfortable."
  • "I wish I could accept a rose ... so I could stab myself with its thorns."

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Ashley Elmore, a.k.a. the second craziest chick on The Bachelor after the bat$h!t insane Michelle, didn’t get a rose on this week's episode of the reality show.

Now that she's gone, she can't wait to sell out Rozlyn Papa.

Elmore says she witnessed flirting between Papa and Ryan Callahan, a Bachelor producer. An alleged "inappropriate relationship" resulted in their dismissals.

She also says she heard her co-stars say they saw Rozlyn was “snuggling” and “cuddling” with Callahan, including lying on a couch with a hand on his thigh!

Wow, she saw flirting and heard about cuddling? Scandal!

“There were red flags,” Elmore says. “No one thought a sexual affair was happening but they thought it was serious enough to bring to producers' attention.”

Ashley Elmore Picture

Both Ashley and Rozlyn got the boot Monday - for different reasons.

Papa insists no sex or even making out took place between her and Callahan, who she admits she is close to. Host Chris Harrison insists that it was physical.

The Bachelor himself, Jake Pavelka, said this week on the Ellen DeGeneres Show that Rozlyn Papa had "an inappropriate physical relationship" with Callahan.

His proof? Some female contestants "came up to me and had seen things going on," he says. Again, the evidence is so damning, we don't know what to say!

Pavelka remained mum when asked how "inappropriate" Papa's dalliances were. Asked if they slept together, he replied "You're going to make me turn red!"

Call us crazy if we're not convinved. Who do you believe?

 

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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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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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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.

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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.”

One of the contestants (presumably) can then be heard saying of someone: “She’s been having this sexual affair with somebody else in The Bachelor house.”

Cut to obligatory shots of two girls under the same blanket and another two girls jumping on each other in what looks like it could be a playful tickle fight.

While some reports have claimed that a contestant hooks up with a crew member, could at be that a contestant cheats on Jake ... with another contestant?

That would be a way to drive up the ratings, for sure ...

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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.

"[Jake] looked at me the first night and said 'my wife is in this room," Chris recalled, noting that Jake Pavelka was "determined" to find someone.

As opposed to most people who star on The Bachelor.

Chris says this season, unlike past seasons, will feature craziness on an emotional and psychological level, rather than a "let's get naked" level.

Zzz. Although the contestant who cheats on Jake with a crew member sounds like it could provide some traditional, not-at-all-staged drama.

Chris Harrison Interview

Chris Harrison calls The Bachelor an "amazing study in human behavior."

Of his role as the show's MC, his job is to keep the peace, as well as to say "ladies ... the final rose tonight." But Harrison says it runs deeper than that.

"I think I’m exponentially better qualified than Dr. Phil will ever be. And I’m about half as full of $h!t as he is. I could easily host a relationship show."

We would totally watch, who are we kidding? He's already a confidant for strangers: “Because people see me on this show, they tell me things,” he says.

“I’ll be at a bar, and people just open up to me. I know what people’s husbands like in sex, the size of their ... They just tell me anything and everything."

For more from Chris, follow the link to check out EW's interview.

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This season of The Bachelor is sub-titled: On the Wings of Love.

Perhaps, however, it should be referred to as The Bachelor: Bumpy Skies Ahead!

A new report indicates that ABC producers have come up with a new scandal is brewing on set: Sources claim a contestant has been sleeping with one of the show's crew members.

"She's been having a sexual affair with somebody else in the Bachelor House," a woman, supposedly referring to one of her rivals, says on a clip from the show that has mysteriously disappeared from ABC's website.

No way the network purposely leaked that quote and then removed the video, is there?!?

Jake, The Bachelor

ABC reps refuse to comment on the rumors.

Last season, The Bachelor enjoyed record ratings after Jason Mesnick chose Melissa Rycroft on the season finale... only to dump her minutes later on the After the Rose special and ask runner-up Molly Malaney out instead.

That possibly staged controversy has at least resulted in two happy couples: Rycroft is married to Tye Strickland; while Jason and Molly are engaged and adorable.

Will the latest Bachelor scandal deliver the same excitement and popularity for the show? THG will watch it every step of the way, recapping and reviewing developments for our readers, to find out!

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The Bachelorette: Jake Jake Pavelka was a contestant on The Bachelorette's fifth season, pining for the love of Jillian Harris. He is also known as Jake... More »
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