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Dallas pilot Jake Pavelka vied for Jillian Harris' affections on The Bachelorette, then starred on The Bachelor, then joined the cast of Dancing with the Stars.

It's been a heck of a reality TV run for the hunk, and it's not over yet!

The 32-year-old will guest star on Drop Dead Diva, playing Toby Davlin, a suitor on a dating show (featured within the actual show) entitled Finding the One.

Talk about typecasting. In the show, he'll dump one bachelorette for another, leading the producer to be sued "for intentionally conflicting emotional harm."

He begins taping scenes on June 18 for the August 22 episode.

Gentleman Jake

DIVA: Jake Pavelka in his element. [Photo: PacificCoastNewsOnline.com]

Says Pavelka, who is engaged to Vienna Girardi in real life, "I am honored to be a part of Drop Dead Diva this season, and cannot wait to meet the cast and crew."

It's not his first acting role. Pavelka, who used to go by Jake Landrum, was on Walker, Texas Ranger as a young version of Chuck Norris' character, Cordell Walker.

Sadly (or thankfully), Jake has no plans to return to the ABC show that put him on the map this season - unless The Bachelorette spoilers we have are all wrong.

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We don't know what's more surprising, that Dancing with the Stars would actually have one of its contestants' fiancees come on the show, or that Jake Pavelka and Vienna Girardi are actually still together months after The Bachelor ended.

Vienna and Jake haven't had much time to celebrate their engagement, as he joined the Dancing with the Stars cast about 10 minutes after The Bachelor finale.

But at least Tuesday night, Vienna Girardi will get in on the ratings action reunite with her man again, according to Chelsie Hightower, Jake's partner this season.

“We had our second rehearsal today and surprisingly, Vienna isn't nervous at all,” says Hightower. “If it were me, I think I’d be vomiting all night, not sleeping."

"But Vienna is doing really well and she’s so excited.”

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Like all of the other season 10 couples, she and Pavelka will take to the floor together and perform one last dance - theirs is the Viennese Waltz - at the finale.

Girardi and Dmitry Chaplin will join them on the floor, "then Dmitry and I will hand Jake and Vienna over to each other,” Hightower says. Someone kill us now.

“It’s a slow, romantic waltz - a simulation of a pre-wedding dance.”

The future Mr. and Mrs. Jake Pavelka have not made any formal wedding arrangements, but do plan to set up residence in L.A. when DWTS ends next week.

“She’s a great girl,” Chelsea says of Vienna, who was said to be completely devastated by Jake's elimination a few weeks ago. “They are very happy together.”

Will Jake Pavelka and Vienna Girardi last?

 

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We know it's hard to say goodbye, but Jake Pavelka and his fiancee, Vienna Girardi, may be taking his Dancing with the Stars elimination a little hard.

The future spouses didn't cope so well after The Bachelor star was sent packing last night, a fitting result after he stumbled during his samba Monday.

Before the show even aired, Jake Pavelka and Vienna Girardi reportedly huddled together, held hands and prayed. Sadly, God did not come through.

When his name was called, he and Girardi looked devastated. Pavelka mouthed to her, "It's OK." But it really wasn't. He soon broke down in tears.

After Pavelka cried through his farewell speech, he eventually made his way over to his fiancee, whom he called "beautiful" in his closing remarks.

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WOMEN OF JAKE PAVELKA: Vienna Girardi was not pleased at his elimination from Dancing with the Stars Tuesday, when he and partner Chelsie Hightower got axed.

The two looked absolutely "miserable, depressed and inconsolable" as they hugged and chatted when the DWTS cameras went off, witnesses say.

Deena Katz, the head producer/director, even walked over to comfort Jake Pavelka. Even that was not enough to comfort the downtrodden pilot.

"Well guys, I did everything I could," he Twittered later that night. "Layed [sic] it all out there on the dance floor. I'm pretty bumbed [sic]... :("

Profound.

Interestingly, Pavelka and his pro partner, Chelsie Hightower, parted ways immediately after cameras stopped rolling, hardly appearing like the best friend Pavelka gushed about on stage. Hmm. Perhaps V was getting a little jealous?

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After a mediocre samba and poor finish in the group swing marathon, you knew Jake Pavelka was running on fumes. Last night, he sputtered out.

Kicked off Dancing with the Stars after a six-week run, he now knows how those aspiring wives who went home each week without a rose felt like.

Oh, wait, he was kicked off The Bachelorette too. Never mind.

"This is, I think, the best season of Dancing With [the] Stars I've seen," Jake Pavelka said of his experience. "I was so honored to be here."

"I enjoyed every second. I want to thank Texas, I want to thank all the Mavericks fans, Canada, all the tweets, Facebook ... thank you for keeping me here for six episodes. I can't even put it into words how much I enjoyed this."

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Where, oh where, will Jake resurface on reality TV next?

To partner Chelsie Hightower, who kinda resembles another certain petite blond Jake loves, he said: "You're one of my best friends. I have loved every second of this."

"I love you. Thank you for being so great to my beautiful fiancée."

Aww. Speaking of said fiancee, don't worry about the elimination, Jake. You had a pretty good run, and at least you have Vienna Girardi to go home to.

On second thought, maybe that is worth crying over. Just kidding ... sort of. We're not shocked Jake was booted last night, just that he's still engaged!

Niecy Nash was in the bottom two with Jake and scraped by along with the other five. Click to enlarge some of Pavelka's top Dancing moments:

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Long hours. Intense pressure. No pants. Jake Pavelka can endure that. Handling the "popularity contest" that is Dancing with the Stars? He's got issues there.

"I think dancing-wise, I've been doing OK," The Bachelor star said. "The thing I wasn't really prepared for was this is a little bit of a popularity contest!"

"I've been focusing 150 percent of my energy on learning dancing and neglecting the 25 million people who don't know they have to vote to keep you on."

Only 150 percent, Jake? Might wanna kick it up to 175, dog.

"Look at the competition," he says, "and [Chad] Ochocinco has 800,000 people on his twitter! I have 16,000. By the way, my twitter is @JakePavelka1."

Jake Pavelka, No Pants

Yeah.

Solid plug, J. He does raise a valid point, though many fans do vote for who they like (hence, Kate Gosselin lasted five weeks). Still, Jake feels he's up against it.

"It seems like everyone else is established in Hollywood, or they've walked on the moon, or run touchdowns for the Bengals. Everybody has a huge personality."

Well, the show is Dancing with the Stars, man. It's not Dancing with Peeps From Other Reality Shows and Celebrity Gossip Tabloids So We Can Boost Ratings.

The future Mr. Vienna Girardi, who was "shocked" he landed in the bottom two at one point, has stayed out of it the past two weeks as the field has narrowed.

Think he can win? Do you want him too? Who's your favorite couple in this popularity contest? Tell us who you're rooting for on Dancing with the Stars below:

 

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Hey, what do you know, it's a story about a quasi-famous reality TV star who was then cast on Dancing With the Stars and is now clashing with their partner.

Jake Pavelka, everybody!

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According to sources, Jake has been a "jerk" who makes Chelsie Hightower cry. Her offense? Pointing out things he's doing wrong in rehearsal. The nerve.

Also a source of strife? Vienna Girardi. Jake's "clingy" fiancee from The Bachelor is always on the set, supposedly, and Chelsie is reportedly getting fed up.

Now that Vienna somehow scored a job as a reporter for Extra, covering DWTS no less, we don't foresee that situation getting any better anytime soon.

Chelsie Hightower and Jake Pavelka leave practice smiling ... for once.

Even co-host Brooke Burke admits the tension between the trio is growing "week to week." Will it only escalate if Jake Pavelka advances deep this season?

We can only hope. The burden of entertaining us with bad dancing and diva behavior has fallen squarely upon Kate Gosselin until now. Gal needs a break!

Who are you rooting for on Dancing with the Stars?

 

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Talk about jumping the shark Extra hard.

Continuing its time-honored tradition of making reporters out of D-list celebrities with no redeeming qualities, the celebrity gossip show has given a job to ...

... Vienna Girardi!

That's right, Jake Pavelka's fiancee is joining Extra as a reporter. Rachel Uchitel, Tiger Woods mistress and fellow new Extra employee, would be so proud.

"I start my new job today as Ms. Vienna Girardi Extra TV Report[er]," the Floridia native posted on Twitter Monday. "My first interview is with DWTS tonight!"

Isn't that a conflict of interest or something?

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Jake Pavelka and Vienna Girardi following their lame engagement on The Bachelor last month. Both of them are now back on TV. [Photo: PacificCoastNewsOnline.com]

Girardi teased on Facebook over the weekend that she'd have a "big surprise for everyone on Monday." Guess she wasn't talking that story on her drug lord ex.

The former Hooters waitress and topless model recently moved to L.A. with Pavelka to support her pilot fiance while he competes on Dancing With the Stars.

Now her annoying a$$ will be supporting him on camera and off.

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Former Bachelorette star Jillian Harris didn't care for Vienna Girardi.

She's not the only one, either. The woman chosen by Bachelor star Jake Pavelka, who Jillian turned down on her season, was not exactly a fan favorite.

But after getting to know Vienna Girardi, Jillian's changed her tune.

“She’s a doll. I like her as a person,” Harris said. “I saw how she brought out a better side of him.” As for the best advice she can give Jake and Vienna?

Tune out celebrity gossip!

“What happens on the internet or on TV, or the speculations that people make does not define the outcome of our life,” said Harris. So deep. Profound.

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Jake Pavelka and Vienna Girardi have fans in Jillian Harris and Ed Swiderski. Which Bachelor couple will wed first - or at all? [Photos: PacificCoastNewsOnline.com]

Harris, who battled rumors of Ed Swiderski, her fiance from The Bachelorette, railing various girls during his stint on the show, says she filters out the noise.

Also, she says to give love time.

“You don’t really fall in love until 3-6 months after the show ends,” she said. “Luckily with Ed, we are a lot alike, we have the same values, we have the same upbringing ... While we met on the show, I really fell in love with him after.”

Jillian Harris and Ed Swiderski are still engaged, although they have not set a wedding date as of yet. Will she and Ed beat Jake and Vienna to the altar?

Either way, she's settling into her new home of Chicago, where Ed works as a computer software consultant when he's not molesting Lindsey Johnson.

Jake Pavelka? He's cleaning house on Dancing with the Stars.

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Not our words, or Jon Gosselin's. That's how Kate was described by judge Bruno Tonioli on Dancing with the Stars. Sadly, that was as good as their critiques got.

While her Paso Doble set to "Paparazzi" by Lady Gaga wasn't a travesty on par with her previous two efforts, it was scored similarly. And badly. Kate can't cut it.

She can, however, take out her frustrations on a punching bag pretty well. The stoic mom wasn't acting there, but her attempt to play a character on the floor?

"That was odd," Carrie Ann Inaba opined. "It was very hard to watch."

Indeed. Here's Kate's segment on Monday's Dancing with the Stars:

The judges stopped just shy of overtly telling America not to vote for Kate Gosselin again this week, although Buzz Aldrin actually recevied slightly lower scores.

We'll see if she survives tonight. Another performer who set off fireworks before even taking the stage Monday? Jake Pavelka, for feuding with a certain blonde.

No, not airhead fiancee Vienna Girardi. Jake and partner Chelsie Hightower butted heads before doing the quickstep and racking up a not-shabby score of 21.

Follow the jump for a look at The Bachelor and So You Think You Can Dance alum struggling in rehearsal, but ultimately pulling it together fairly nicely ...

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Guess Jake Pavelka and Vienna Girardi really are getting married.

The Bachelor star and new Dancing with the Stars cast member is not just engaged to his final rose recipient, he's already planning the big day - and wants DWTS partner Chelsie Hightower is going to choreograph their first wedding dance.

After the Dancing With the Stars season opener, a happy Jake said Chelsie is "going to plan the dance." Vienna echoed, "She is! She's choreographing our first dance."

That will be quite the first dance. Chelsie, whose own career began on So You Think You Can Dance three seasons ago, helped Jake to a respectable opening showing.

Imagine what she can do with more advance planning!

Chelsie and Jake on Dancing with the Stars.

No word on an official wedding date being set for Jake and Vienna yet, or to what reality show Jake Pavelka will jump once he is kicked off Dancing With the Stars.

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