By Gina Carbone
I don’t know about you, but to me the whole timing of this Tanya Douglas bombshell is a wee bit suspicious.
If Jake Pavelka really tried to contact her after the filming of “The Bachelor: On the Wings of Love” — and she has text messages and e-mails the usual crap to prove it, which radio guy Steve Kramer confirms — why just come out about it now?
If he told her, as she claims, that he was forced to propose to Vienna Girardi (my condolences), why not say something ahead of time? Like back in the fall, before the show started airing in January? Why wait until after the finale aired in March?
And so what if Jake told this chick he was only going on the show to further his acting career? Is this really a surprise? There he is, in line behind EVERY SINGLE OTHER PERSON that ever went on “The Bachelor”/”The Bachelorette.”
Including Vienna. Excuse, me, especially Vienna.
It sounds like Jake might’ve been doing what Ed Swiderski supposedly did with the texts and e-mails to his ex-girlfriends in Chicago during “The Bachelorette” with Jillian Harris.
And if she can get past that, Vienna — former Hooters waitress/teen divorcee — can probably forgive Jake.
I’m more frustrated that these idiots keep such damaging evidence on their phones and cameras. Learn, already!
But according to this E! story, Vienna may really be ticked about the Tanya situation. Or just ticked in general.
While at an Oscar party over the weekend at Soho House, sources told E! that Vienna “seemed to be in a mood.”
“She loves the recent media attention, but it was clear she was pissed off about something,” an eyewitness to the quasi-bitchy account told E!. “While people were approaching Jake and Vienna to congratulate them, Vienna wouldn’t even acknowledge some of them. She would just stare off somewhere else. Jake was really friendly, though.”
This “relationship” has a shelf life of two weeks after his season of “Dancing with the Stars” ends.
Jason & Molly’s wedding literally makes former ‘Bachelor’ stars sick
I made a point to not watch the Trista/Ryan wedding and I continued the tradition of not giving a hoot when it came to Jason Mesnick and Molly Malaney.
I thought it was cute when I heard they would walk down the aisle to Jason Castro’s “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.” I loved his version of that song, too.
But the only thing that really caught my eye was when I checked out the Twitter pages for Jillian Harris, Trista Sutter and DeAnna Pappas (Yes, I’m a crazy stalker. Deal.) and they all complained of feeling ill, right after coming back from the wedding (which was taped more than a week before the air date).
As DeAnna tweeted to Jillian on March 2: “@designerjillian OMG! Something must have been going around at the wedding! I woke up sick Sun morning & have been sick every since!”
“The Bachelor” makes us all sick at least once a year. We get over it.
Rozlyn Papa is not in this sex tape
Let’s not jump the gun and say Rozlyn Papa has never made a sex tape. Who knows. But Rozlyn’s rep is denying that her client is the girl featured in a porn clip released online today.
That’s all I really want to say about that.
20/20 ‘Inside The Bachelor: The Stories Behind the Rose’ special looks to be light on ‘special’
Just got this ABC press release on the continuation of Monday nights as “Bachelor” nights. (Question: What are we supposed to do after this coming Monday when there is no more filler to stretch out “The Bachelor” season before the May 24 launch of Ali’s “Bachelorette”?)
Considering most of the people they interview are ABC-friendly lightweights like Dr. Travis Stork, Ryan and Trista Sutter, Andrew Firestone; Meredith Phillips and Charlie O’Connell, I’m not expecting too many insights.
They’re even threatening us with more 15 minutes of fame talk from “GMA contributor Melissa Rycroft as special correspondent.”
(Ha! She didn’t get the “Dancing with the Stars” job. Wonder why not?)
Please. Give me Wes Hayden. Rozlyn Papa. Or at least Graham Bunn talking about what he wrote in that lost loner’s love letter to DeAnna.
Anyway, this I will watch, although I’ll be coming back from my trip to Wilmington, N.C. and I may be crankier than usual.
Here’s the press release:
On Monday, March 15, ABC News’ “20/20” will air a special, two-hour edition of the broadcast, “Inside the Bachelor: The Stories Behind the Rose.” Anchored by Deborah Roberts and Chris Connelly, with “GMA” contributor Melissa Rycroft as special correspondent, “20/20” takes viewers inside ABC’s “The Bachelor.” From casting sessions, to never-before-seen audition tapes, “Inside the Bachelor: The Stories Behind the Rose” will include exclusive interviews with former Bachelors and Bachelorettes, as well as former contestants, including: Dr. Travis Stork, Ryan and Trista Sutter, Andrew Firestone; Meredith Phillips, Charlie O’Connell and many other fan favorites.
Brad Womack, Season 11’s “Bachelor,” who left both final women without a rose – and without a ring — opens up to “20/20” about his life today and what he’s learned from being front and center in the reality TV’s spotlight. Womack is also reunited with one of the final women during that season, DeAnna Pappas. Loveable, funnyman Bob Guiney — who did not find love on-camera — talks to “20/20” for the first time since his split with his soap star wife, Rebecca Budig. “20/20” also catches up with former “Bachelor” Byron Velvick and the woman who won his heart and the final rose, Mary Delgado. When the cameras stopped rolling, Byron and Mary were enjoying their engagement and planning a life together, that is until a late night call to the police and years of tremulous ups and downs put an end to their romance. “20/20” updates viewers on where they are now.
In addition “20/20” features more of Jake Pavelka and his new fiancée, Vienna, including what viewers didn’t see during this season of “The Bachelor: On the Wings of Love.” The program also explores surprise endings that contestants encounter from their 15 minutes of fame, most notably Melissa Rycroft. Millions tuned in to watch single father Jason Mesnick propose marriage to Melissa. But on the “After the Final Rose” special, Jason famously dumped Melissa for runner-up Molly Malaney. Rycroft went from being humiliated on national television to find herself a surprise contestant on “Dancing with the Stars,” with an aspiring television career.
“Inside the Bachelor: The Stories Behind the Rose” will revisit some of the most shocking and memorable moments in “Bachelor” history, and share a rare interview with “Bachelor” creator/executive producer Mike Fleiss and executive producer, Martin Hilton. Host Chris Harrison talks about what goes on behind the closed doors of the mansion.
David Sloan is the executive producer of “Inside The Bachelor: The Stories Behind the Rose.”