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One crazy blonde is as good (or bad) as another.

By Gina Carbone

So I guess they ran out of methods for mutual self-promotion. Except for this one last way to get headlines: Jake Pavelka and Vienna Girardi are no longer together.

They met on “The Bachelor: On the Wings of Love,” danced on “Dancing with the Stars” and milked their fame on “Extra” and “Drop Dead Diva” and whatever else they did that I’ve gone out of my way to ignore.

Tenley Molzahn is busy sort of flirting with Kiptyn Locke (major upgrade from Jake), Gia Allemand is back with her ex-boyfriend and Ali Fedotowsky has a bunch of other guys to deal with.

So Jake is pretty much stuck with … Kate Gosselin? Hey, they are both overly intense and earnest and seemed to get along well on DWTS. Why not? And if they start dating now, it will save us the trouble of ever dealing with Kate on her own *special* season of “The Bachelorette.”


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I think I'm allergic to this photo.

By Gina Carbone

Did you know Jake Pavelka has an official Web site, an official blog, an official Twitter and an official Facebook page?

You’d think among the group there’d be a few exciting comments, but Jake is known for his gorgeous abs, not his sparkling insights.

(But he did reveal he likes an 800 clean calorie breakfast, including  “Oatmeal, Eggs, Almond butter, Spark by advocare, Banana, Blueberries all blended together.”)

He unleashed his first blog post on March 9, but I must’ve been in the corner of a bog that day because I’m just finding it now.

(Interesting sidenote: I found it by going to Vienna Girardi’s Twitter page to find out if she really said she thought Gia Allemand would be a better choice for “The Bachelorette” than Ali Fedotowsky. She sort of did, but sort of didn’t. She wrote “@AliThompson08 I can’t tell you how much I agree. @giaallemand would have been the best bachelorette!”)

Jake unleashed a second blog post on March 18 and promised more soon.

In his March 18 post he discussed re-meeting Vienna’s parents:

Vienna and I went to Florida this past weekend to visit her parents. I haven’t seen them since the filming of The Bachelor in November. Her family is great! We really had a good time dodging paparazzi…”

He gave a nod to our favorite tabloid:

“Oh… Its crazy. US Weekly interviewed my dry cleaners… LOL! Thats just great! Now all of America knows I like light starch.”

He talked about how tough it is training for “Dancing with the Stars”:

“I’m not a whoow-as-me type guy, and not pulling a sympathy card, but this dance stuff everyday is rough on your body. I don’t know how Chelsie does it. I have 2 blisters on my feet. 3 pulled muscles in my back, and I don’t sleep a whole lot thinking of the competition coming up. But when you get right down to it. Everyday we are in the studio for 5-6 hours, at least, there’s been dramatic improvement everyday.”

(I’m going to start calling it “whoow-as-me” from now on, too.)

He talked a bit more about Chelsie Hightower:

Chelsie is a pretty hardcore dance instructor and she knows her stuff cold! . I’ve really been having a great time. So far we have run through 5 of the possible dances for this season.”

He will also respond to fan feedback:

“My blogs will start to happen more frequently and will definetly get one written before the DWTS premier this Monday Night on ABC. Keep the facebook and twitters going! Im trying to answer all of the messages on there.”

Now you know. Do you feel informed, or just a little queasy — like you ingested too much junk food?

Me too.

Catch up on “The Bachelor” stuff by reading my archive of “Bachelor/Bachelorette” stories.

(Can you believe Reid Rosenthal was the first choice to be “The Bachelor” but they went with Jake? I guess it worked out well for Reid. Not so much for me.)

Paging Ali Fedotowsky: If you or your exes have photos like this sitting around somewhere, BURN THEM NOW before your season starts.

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!

Smile though your heart is breaking!

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!”

And Trista piped in: “@DeAnnaPappas @designerjillian I’m sick 2. What the heck?? Ryan’s not sick tho & neither are the kids, altho B has been sleeping for hrs!”

“The Bachelor” makes us all sick at least once a year. We get over it.


Rozlyn Papa is not in this sex tape

Rozlyn, I wish you were involved in the 20/20 special.

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.”

Uh oh. I sense trouble from this trio of blondes.

By Gina Carbone

I just wonder how fixed Vienna Girardi’s smile is going to be when watching her “Bachelor” fiancé Jake Pavelka dance with hot little Chelsie Hightower on season 10 of “Dancing with the Stars.”

Chelsie was on my favorite season of “So You Think You Can Dance” (she wasn’t my favorite dancer, although I loved her original partner, Mark. My heart belongs to Joshua and Katee) and she’s a funky little flirt.

She danced with snowboarder Louie Vito last season and I believe Aaron Carter was nursing a crush on her while dancing with Karina Smirnoff (who was cut from the competition).

Chelsie Hightower and Ty Murray

She also had great chemistry with Jewel’s hubby, Ty Murray.

Anyway, ABC released a press release with the full celeb and pro pairings.

Since the pros are the real stars, to me, this is the key announcement.

No offense to lovely Anna Trebunskaya but I’m disappointed that dreamy Evan Lysacek didn’t get someone a little more fun, like Karina or Chelsie or Kym Johnson (nowhere to be found and she’s the reigning champion. Odd.) Or Lacey Schwimmer, who is gone for some reason this season. Or Julianne Hough, the best dancer on the show, who is probably never coming back.

I think Jake will do well with Chelsie.

I think anyone paired with Cheryl Burke will do well — and suffer for it.

But at this point it seems clear that Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger and my boy Derek Hough are the team to beat.

Sex appeal like mad. Get ready for a lot of “raunchy” complaints from head judge Len Goodman and some mad drooling and unintelligible gibberish from Bruno Tonioli.




The “Dancing with the Stars” Pros Begin Training Their New Celebrity Partners,

As the Couples Get Set to Showcase Their Fancy Footwork

One New Professional Ballroom Dancer Joins the Show, Damian Whitewood

An all-new cast of celebrities and their professional partners hit the dance floor on ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” with the highly anticipated two-hour season premiere, MONDAY, MARCH 22 (8:00-10:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

In alphabetical order, and with their professional partners, the 11 stars making their ballroom dancing debut are:

  • BUZZ ALDRIN, legendary astronaut, partners up with ASHLY COSTA (formerly DelGrosso), who returns for her fourth season.
  • PAMELA ANDERSON, actress and model, joins professional dancer DAMIAN WHITEWOOD, who makes his “Dancing with the Stars” debut this season.
  • ERIN ANDREWS, ESPN host, teams with MAKSIM CHMERKOVSKIY, who returns for his eighth season.
  • SHANNEN DOHERTY, actress, teams up with two-time “Dancing with the Stars” champ MARK BALLAS, who returns for his sixth season.
  • KATE GOSSELIN, TLC star, teams with TONY DOVOLANI, who returns for his ninth season.
  • EVAN LYSACEK, Olympic figure skating champion, teams with ANNA TREBUNSKAYA, who returns for her fifth season.
  • NIECY NASH, comedienne and host, teams up with LOUIS VAN AMSTEL, who returns for his sixth season
  • CHAD OCHOCINCO, NFL Star, teams up with two-time champion CHERYL BURKE, who returns for her ninth season.
  • JAKE PAVELKA, “The Bachelor” star, joins CHELSIE HIGHTOWER, who returns for her third season.
  • NICOLE SCHERZINGER, pop star, teams with Season 7 champ DEREK HOUGH, who returns for his sixth season.
  • AIDEN TURNER, soap star, teams with EDYTA SLIWINSKA, who is the only pro to compete in all 10 seasons of “Dancing with the Stars.”

All 11 teams will showcase their fancy footwork for the first time on MONDAY, MARCH 22 (8:00-10:00 p.m., ET), with no eliminations in first week of the competition. In week two, all of the couples will return and try to outshine each other once again in a two-hour show, MONDAY, MARCH 29 (8:00-10:00 p.m., ET). The couple with the lowest combined judges’ scores and public votes for both performances will be sent home on TUESDAY, MARCH 30 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) in the season premiere of “Dancing with the Stars the Results Show.”

Viewers may cast their votes for their favorite teams via phone on Monday night during and up to 30 minutes after the “Dancing with the Stars” performance shows. AT&T customers may also text message their votes by texting the word “VOTE” and entering the number that corresponds to the team they want to support (message and data rates may apply). Viewers may also vote online at starting from the opening of each episode on the East Coast and until 12:00 Noon, ET the following day.

Hosted by Tom Bergeron (“America’s Funniest Home Videos”), the celebrities perform choreographed dance routines which will be judged by renowned Ballroom judge Len Goodman and dancer/choreographers Bruno Tonioli and Carrie Ann Inaba, who all return for their tenth season together.

Ali said she was shaking with nerves when she came out on stage to sit with Chris.

By Gina Carbone

We all knew, or at least suspected, that Ali Fedotowsky would be named the next “Bachelorette.”

And it has happened.

Her new season will start Monday, May 24.

Ali and Chris during the "After the Final Rose" special.

What will be the cheesy title for season six? “The Bachelorette: In Your Face, Facebook”?

She told host Chris Harrison during “The Bachelor: On the Wings of Love: After the Final Rose” that she wants 50 guys instead of 25, which I have no problem with.

She wants “a funny, smart, kind of quirky guy.”


So do I.


I’ve been back and forth on Ali.

At first, I wanted Ali as “The Bachelorette” because I knew she would pick 25 Reids, whereas Tenley would pick 25 Jakes.

Reid! Reid! Reid!

Then she left for her job at Facebook and made such a whiny pill of herself I got irritated.

But now I am just impressed. Because she was playing the long game this whole time.

Why settle for Jake when you can have 25 better men?

Well played, ma’am. Well played.


ABC just issued a press release on Ali being named as the new “Bachelorette:”



Ali Fedotowsky has finally decided to risk it all for love. The energetic and charismatic career-oriented woman from San Francisco has re-prioritized her life – and now love comes out on top. She will have her own opportunity to find her soul mate when she stars in the sixth edition of “The Bachelorette,” which will premiere MONDAY, MAY 24 (9:00-11:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network. The identity of the new Bachelorette was revealed tonight on “The Bachelor: On the Wings of Love — After the Final Rose.”

Ali, 25, has been a fan favorite from the moment she stepped out of the limo with her sexy raspy voice and a peacock feather to meet Jake Pavelka on the last season of “The Bachelor.” She became the front-runner for Jake’s heart, but instead they found themselves in a heartbreaking situation when she made a gut-wrenching decision to choose a job she loved over the man she loved. Ali made the surprising safe choice to go back to work, but regretted it immediately. By the time she sorted out her work affairs, Jake had already moved on with his search for love with the three fabulous women who stayed with him, and he did not allow Ali to return. But it’s not too late for Ali now. Admitting that she made one of the biggest mistakes of her life, she has let go of everything this time – her apartment, her job, her stability – to really make a life-changing commitment to put her heart first.

Ali grew up in Williamstown, Massachusetts, with one sister, one brother and their parents. Although she gave up her chance at a future with Jake, she has set her sights on a reliable, funny and humble guy who can challenge her. Even though this Bachelorette is known more for her work ethic, she loves to play. She enjoys hiking, wake boarding and playing soccer, but also takes pleasure in going to wine tastings.

After attending Mount Greylock Regional High School, where she played varsity soccer for four years, she graduated Summa Cum Laude with a degree in psychology from Clark University in New England. She also was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. Ali moved to California after graduation in 2006 and most recently was employed as an account manager in online advertising.


A full recap of “The Bachelor: On the Wings of Love” finale.

Jake and Vienna talk to Chris during “After the Final Rose.”

If you run into Jake and Vienna on the street, sing "On the Wings of Love" to them. They'll love it. Just love it.

By Gina Carbone

Chris Harrison sat down with Jake Pavelka and Vienna Girardi during “The Bachelor: On the Wings of Love: After the Final Rose.”

It was Jake and Vienna’s first public outing as a couple.

They are looking forward to the usual things couples do — walking around in public, going out to dinner, defying logic…

Chris said they got engaged on the show, then had to go back to real life as the show played out on air.

Here's the rock ABC bought Vienna. Do they have to return the rings if/when the relationship sours?

He asked how it’s been, since the tabloids and even some of the fans (Hi!) were not very kind to Vienna.

Vienna: “It’s been extremely difficult for me.”

The tabloids have been coming out with “fabricated stories” from people she hasn’t spoken with since junior high. If they spoke to her best friends they’d see a different side.

Vienna: “America is seeing this image of me and it’s not me.”

What Jake has seen so far from the tabloids is nowhere near the truth.

Jake: “They’re painting a picture of her … that she has no values and is a really miserable person. And none of that is true.”

Chris Harrison said he knows them well enough that he knows they know it’s all ridiculous.

He’s even read reports that they are broken up.

Vienna: “And I have a secret boyfriend that’s so secret I don’t know about him.”

Vienna is moving to Jake’s hometown, Dallas, “immediately,” they said.

But Jake is “immediately” going on “Dancing with the Stars” season 10.

The show starts March 22. And it’s filmed in L.A. So…?

They don’t have a wedding date yet.

But ABC is already giving them an engagement honeymoon by giving them a trip back to St. Lucia.


Jeffrey Osborne showed up to play “On the Wings of Love” for Jake and Vienna.

He’s been waiting years for this, I’m sure.

He’s probably gotten more money in the last two months than the past 10 years.

Vienna is busting up laughing as they dance on stage to the song. I think she can’t help it. It is ridiculous and cheesy. At least she can see that. Tenley wouldn’t even recognize the humor of it.

Jake had to kiss her to shut up her laughter.

Thank you, Jeffrey, but it’s officially time to never hear that song again.

Jake proposes to his "baby," Vienna. He is so in love with her. Fine.

By Gina Carbone

No shock from “The Bachelor: On the Wings of Love” finale.

Jake Pavelka proposed to Vienna Girardi. He loves her. She loves him.

And they will REALLY love all the camera time he’s going to get as the 11th cast member on “Dancing with the Stars” season 10.

More on that here.

I swear. I thought they would be broken up by now, but they found the secret to “Bachelor” success: More TV time.

He should credit Tenley Molzahn if he wins DWTS. She’s the real dancer.

Actually, Gia Allemand was a ballet dancer, too.

It was sad to see Tenley’s goodbye tears. Cartoon characters should never cry!

She did not make it easy on Jake. Better to scream and yell and get angry.

Instead, she thanked him for allowing her to love and be loved again.

Never mind sobbing at a balcony, I would seriously have thrown myself off that balcony.

Read a full stream-of-consciousness recap of the finale here.

Jake in Tenley technicolor.

By Gina Carbone

I wasn’t planning to live blog “The Bachelor: On the Wings of Love” finale.

But then I saw that pink shirt.

And something had to be said. Immediately.

That thing is: No.

Read on for details … and my stream of consciousness recap.



Jake Pavelka makes a plug for St. Lucia. 90 degrees. Sunshine.

Shut up. I haven’t seen the sun in days.

Things are almost “too good to be true” with Tenley Molzahn. She who s–ts rainbows and dreams in cartoons.

His “physical chemistry with Vienna is lightning hot.”

He’s never known anything but honesty with her. He also feels like he’s always defending her. She makes him feel like the only guy in the room. He could picture her as his wife. (Or in a porn video, one of the two.)

Jake shouldn’t wear pink shirts like that. Not an attractive shade. I’m not knocking pink on all men, just this shade of pink on Jake. It’s a fail.

Jake’s family came out to help him find love … and do some sunbathing. Did we mention 90 degrees and sunshine? Twisted their arms, I’m sure.

Aha! Jake talks to his family about Tenley and Vienna. He’s trying to soft-pedal the Vienna stuff as the one who came in there for him and not to make friends.

Mom interrupted with a question about Vienna: Is she the one the other girls didn’t like?

Jake had to admit, yes.

He knew the ‘rents would love Tenley but he wanted them to like Vienna.

Do you own stock in this chick? Why are you always trying to sell her?



Tenley is the first one to meet the parents.

Jake is still wondering why he brought up Vienna’s faults, or “so-called faults” as he corrected himself.

Tenley is such a pageant queen.

Mom wants to know how Tenley deals with conflict because she feels the women will be the glue that hold the family together.

Ohhhh I hope she asks Vienna about that.

Tenley tells Jake’s mom about her past marriage.

Tenley kisses Jake. I always love the earrings they have on "The Bachelor."

They both start crying.

“I would be honored to have Tenley in the family. She’s just such a sweetheart.”

Shock. Everyone loves Tenley.

A little “Bachelor” history: They NEVER pick the safe one everyone else likes. They always go for the “bad” boy or girl. The “surprise” choice.

Tenley literally sounds like a cartoon character greeting Jake’s dad.

He said she’s been scoring points with the family all day.

Does she make him cry, too?

Jake gave the rest of his family his usual line about how Tenley will bring so much “joy” to a relationship.

Tenley wants to be adopted by a new family. She talks about how she was hurt.

Jim, Jake’s dad, said he would be happy to see Tenley with “Jacob.”

Jim: “I think I’ve probably met my future daughter-in-law today.”

Why? Do you have multiple single sons? ‘Cause Jake’s going for the other chick.

Jake and Tenley jump in the pool.

Mom has no red flags for Tenley.

Jake and Tenley dove into the pool. The family joined them. So cute.



Jake: “All Vienna needs to do is go in there and be the Vienna I fell in love with.”

It’s like rooting for a lame horse to get through the race.

They ask her where she’s from and if she’s been out of the country.

She’s from a place with one stoplight?

She started dissing the girls in the house on their RV trip.

Laura, Jake’s sister-in-law, said there was not a lot of class in the way she was talking about people.

Someone asked her if she didn’t get along with some of the girls in the group.

She was quiet at first.

Then she said a little bit, because she was brutally honest.

Vienna charms the sisters-in-law.

The other sister-in-law found Vienna to be kind of confrontational and very different from Tenley.

Mom didn’t think Vienna was connecting very well with the family.

The family asked her what she liked about Jake.

She said nothing, joking around. Then she said he can be sweet.

Mom told the camera she was “very concerned” about Vienna.

She had a guard up.

Mom pulled Jake aside and said she was worried about how Vienna didn’t get along with the girls in the house. She was worried that Vienna wouldn’t get along with the sisters-in-law.

Jake said Vienna would make little comments and poke.

Mom: “Can’t you see that she might be poking at her sisters-in-law and she might be poking at you, eventually?”

Jake can’t see that right now.

Mom wants him to look down the road at possible scenarios and that’s a “red flag.”

Mom said she didn’t know Vienna well enough to say whether she was wrong for Jake, but the “tip off” was when Jake said she didn’t get along with the other girls.

So Jake started feeling a little “defensive.” He feels like he sold Vienna out by telling the family in advance that she didn’t get along with the women.

Would I deceive you? Never!

Well, it was true! And Vienna was just plain trouble from the get-go. Everyone but Jake could see it.

It’s a “deal breaker” Jake told the camera, if his family doesn’t like the woman.

The brothers were worried about the “brutal honesty” thing. They think Vienna is too immature.

Jake: “I feel like I’m trying to talk people into Vienna.”


Vienna told the sisters-in-law that Tenley doesn’t have a lot of opinions. She’s so sweet, but Vienna challenges Jake.

The sisters ask about how she gets along with other ladies — on the show and in real life.

Vienna said it’s one person not liking you and the others pile on.

They ask if that’s happened to her other times and she said sometimes.

(From the tabloids, it sounds like it happens fairly often.)

The girls think she’s too confident.

You can just tell they are NOT into Vienna.

But Vienna talks about how she’s in love with Jake and she wants him to be happy.

Jake’s mom pulls Vienna aside.

She said it concerns her that Vienna didn’t get along with the other women. She gives her “glue of the family” speech again.

Mom: “I want to know how you get along with people.”

Vienna said she wasn’t being a bad person. She stood true. When she was being “hounded” by the girls she stood up for herself.

The sisters-in-law told Jake at first they found Vienna abrasive.

But after talking to Vienna what really came through to them was that she cares about Jake.

Jake feels guilty about almost letting Vienna go so many times because of what other people said.

Now one of the sisters, Laura, said she was dead sure at first about Vienna, but pulled a 180. She hugged Jake. Jake feels like it was a win.

Now he wants his mom to see that.

Vienna told Mom she can’t picture herself going back to Florida without Jake in her life. That’s why she’s trying to be so confident.

Jake’s mom changed her mind about Vienna. These parents are such easy sells.

Mom told the camera she’s no longer concerned about Vienna’s ability to get along with people.

Or her ability to charm people after two seconds. One of the two.

What? Now mom is saying she thinks Vienna would be a good wife for Jake?! Wow. That was quick. And easy.



Date at a smelly sulfur spring? Perfect for Satan Vienna!

Cheese is right.

They have nasty mud bath wrestling time.

Love the change in music.


Vienna loved rubbing mud all over Jake’s washboard abs.

She wrote “I love you” on his chest in mud.


Do it now. If you’re going to pick her, just pick her. I can’t go through that kind of crap again.

It is NOT hot to watch Jake and Vienna make out in mud. Or anywhere else.

He’s so physically attracted to Vienna, he’s worried it’s clouding what’s right for his heart. (Translation: His ween is running the show.)

Vienna told the camera she’s ready to take off the “promise ring” her dad gave her. They call it her “I’m not going to elope again” ring.

Vienna and Jake sit down and talk. She said she knows they have passion but she wants to be sure they’ll have more.

Jake said he came there to marry his best friend.

There’s a really loud bird in the background.

Jake asks what it was like being married.

As soon as she did it she didn’t know what she was doing. They were “really dumb kids.”

She broke her dad’s heart when she did that, and the disappointment in his voice killed her.

(The Daddy’s Girl thing is a red flag.)

Her dad forgave her and she forgave herself.

She wants her dad to be happy.


Do you think Vienna wants Jake because he’s the kind of guy Daddy Vinny would approve of?

She wrote a little note about how she’s ready to take her ring off and she loves Jake, etc.

They lay down on the bed and kiss and he whispers that he wants to fall asleep in her arms again.



Jake is on “Cloud 9” to go out with Tenley.

She leaps into his arms.

He can’t wait to see that “big smile she wears.”

Do you wear a smile?

Tenley wants to kiss, hug and “play with” Jake all day long.

(Hug him and squeeze him and call him George!)

They are puppies together. Sniff each other’s butts and move on.

They go boating and snorkeling.

Tenley feels so alive out there. She is making a memory that will last a lifetime.

She speaks in soundbites. Like Jake did on Jillian’s season of “The Bachelorette.”

So … will Tenley be “The Bachelorette”?

They cuddle on the boat, but Jake looks worn out. Tenley jokes that she’s too much for him to handle.

He has no response, which she laughs at, nervously.

Jake is clearly confused. It’s clear because he talks about it over and over and over.

The emotional chemistry between them is “alarmingly hot” but the physical chemistry isn’t as hot.

He said that to Tenley.

And I give him credit for saying it to her instead of just to the camera.

But he said there was a difference between physical and sexual chemistry, but when Tenley asked for the difference he said the physical chemistry is a burning kind of passion.

So what is the difference?

Poor Tenley. First her ex-husband claims she withheld sex during their marriage and now Jake is saying they don't have great chemistry.

Tenley got upset. She feels that passion and is upset that Jake doesn’t.

And — uh oh — she’s worried she’s not going to be loved again, like she was WITH HER EX. It was only a matter of time before she talked about him again.

Jake said he feels passion, too, but it’s a slower burn.

Tenley said that’s the way it’s supposed to be.

Jake is not convinced. You can tell he’s thinking of his mud-wrestling passion with Vienna.

JAKE. WAKE. UP. You said over and over and over that you wanted to marry your best friend and not just follow your sexual urges.

Now you are telling Tenley you don’t lust after her like a dirty mud-clad stripper and it’s a problem.

Poor Tenley is feeling hurt. She thought they had great chemistry.

Now Jake is coming over for drinks and she’s not sure what’s going to happen.


Jake is disappointed in himself for his bad timing on the boat. He felt horrible for what he said and how he hurt her.

So, to recap:

Jake dissed Vienna to his parents before they got to meet her


Jake dissed his chemistry with Tenley during a romantic boat trip.


Tenley and Jake sit and talk about their chemistry issue.

He said he loves her smile, etc., and he appreciates how she didn’t shut him down after he said what he said.

He wanted to be honest with her. That’s what a relationship is about, he said. You fight for things and work things out as a team.

Tenley gave him some photos of their past dates together.

Tenley has “a heart of gold,” Jake said. “I love Tenley.”

Yes, we all love Tenley, but I think Jake probably means it the way I mean it. I’m not in love with Tenley and I doubt he ever was either.



Gratuitous shot of Jake with his shirt off, getting out of bed.

Jake said he can confirm that you can be in love with two people at once.

Thanks. Good to know. Why bother trying to find a soul mate if you can live the “Big Love” lifestyle.

Jake has such fire and excitement in his voice when he talks about Vienna. He has fun with her and feels like a kid.

What if Ali Fedotowsky were still in the running? I can see him not picking Tenley. She’s sweet and wants to be “adored” but Vienna is right: She has no opinions. She’s not a challenge. She’s not funny. She’s just sweet.

Pull that Mesnick!

Ali has Vienna’s fun and honest side while still being a mature woman.

Jake picks out rings.

For once, the “Bachelor” doesn’t have to —

Whoa. He said he’s “flip flopping” every 30 minutes between the two.

Wow. I didn’t realize that. I thought by now it was obvious he would pick Vienna.

Even the ring guy is surprised.

I was going to say, for once the “Bachelor” doesn’t have to go to a jeweler to get rings. They come to him. Bet they had to twist this guy’s arm, too.

One girl wants a princess cut (Vienna) and the other wants the classic round (Tenley).

The rings almost made it more confusing.

Uh oh. His voice is breaking. I sense a Mesnick moment coming on.

It’s only a matter of time before he sobs at a balcony.

Jake on Vienna: “That girl is just naturally sexy.”

No. It’s not natural. It’s fake hair. Fake boobs.

Jake said he’s made his decision and in his heart he knows it’s the right one.

Tenley and Vienna are getting ready. Tenley gets one last jab in at her ex-husband. Enough.

I am so envious of where they are. Can I go to St. Lucia next?

Jake said one girl has his heart just a little more than the other.



Jake isn’t sure where he’s going to find the sheer courage to send one girl home.

No limo. Helicopter.

Chris Harrison escorts Tenley out of the first ... helicopter.

As expected, Chris escorts Tenley out first.

Jake tells Tenley there are so many things he loves about her. Her morals, her smile, her temperament.

Jake: “I do love you. You’re just perfect. Yes you are.”

He says through tears.

But something just isn’t right, he said.

They are both crying.

Tenley makes a long speech thanking him and saying now she knows she can let someone love her again. It sounds kind of prepared. Did she know he would pick Vienna?

They hugged. He said he’ll never forget her.

They cry.

I'm telling you, great earrings on this show.

Tenley: “I have loved falling in love with you.”

She’s killing him.

If I were Jake I’d fling myself off the balcony. Never mind sobbing.

Jake said there was something about Tenley that was just forced. He had her on a pedestal and felt he had to act a certain way around her.

(He couldn’t be the randy dawg he wants to be around Vienna.)

Poor Tenley is crying in the limo.

She’s being driven through some kind of jungle.


Tenley wants a man who can love every piece of her.

Tenley: “Jake will see the mistake he made. And I feel bad for him. He’s gonna see it, I think. I don’t think he knows what he wants.”



Jake tried to pull an Ellen DeGeneres on “American Idol” .. the whole I’m about to say no, but I’m really saying yes.

(*Why are we whispering?*)

A nice Matt Grant/Shayne Lamas moment. All he needed to do was call her "Monkey" to complete the moment.

Jake said Vienna is amazing but there was something she needed to have.

It was her promise ring from her father.

But then he smiled and said there’s something else.

Jake: “I don’t want you to ever forget this. Vienna, I love you.”

He got down on one knee.

“Vienna, will you marry me?”

Well, that’s the spoilers coming true.

What do you think? Will Tenley be named the “Bachelorette” or will it be Ali?

Answer: It’s Ali. Details on her upcoming season here.

This is what I'm looking forward to.

By Gina Carbone

As if you could forget!

Tomorrow — almost exactly 24 hours from now — on the Monday night season finale of “The Bachelor: On the Wings of Love,” Jake Pavelka will sob at a balcony and then propose to Vienna choose between Tenley Molzahn and Vienna Girardi.


Yes, he will.

And according to Chris Harrison, “He’s still with the woman he chose, very much in love, and they’re doing great.”

But that hasn’t stopped TV Guide readers from voting for Jake to pick Ali Fedotowsky, even though she left “The Bachelor,” tried to come back and was refused.

TV Guide has a poll up, with the following results as of Sunday evening:

Who do you think Jake should choose?

    • Vienna
    • 7%
    • Tenley
    • 33%
    • Ali
    • 46%
    • No one
    • 14%

Total votes: 9158

I would’ve gone with Tenley or no one, at this point. Jake and Ali had their shot — more than one shot, really.


Other things to keep in mind:

• Also during the two-hour finale, from 8 to 10 p.m. on March 1 on ABC, the cast of “Dancing with the Stars” season 10 will be announced by DWTS host Tom Bergeron and “Bachelor” winner/DWTS finalist Melissa Rycroft.

• Immediately following the “Bachelor” season finale, both Tenley and Vienna will join Jake to look back on their journey on the one-hour special, “The Bachelor: On the Wings of Love: After the Final Rose,” from 10 to 11 p.m. on Monday.

• Also during the “After the Final Rose” special, America will be introduced to the next “Bachelorette” … although I think we met her back when she waved her peacock feather at Jake when she first came out of the limo. Her name is Ali. Unless it’s Tenley. Or Gia Allemand. Or me?

• And on Monday, March 8 at 8 p.m. we can watch Jason Mesnick and Molly Malaney’s wedding on ABC. They were married yesterday in a “private” ceremony at Terranea Resort, located on the coast of Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif.

• We’re not done! On Monday, March 15, from 8 to 10 p.m., there will be a special edition of 20/20: “Inside The Bachelor — The Stories Behind the Rose.” It never flipping ends!


I’m preparing this photo for after Jake proposes to Vienna:

I wonder how his parents feel about her. Well ... good for him for following his heart, I guess. I'm tired of hating on her. Can we hate on Ali for a minute? She's coming off as fake to me. OK, done. Let's be nice now.

By Gina Carbone

Reality Steve, aka Steve Carbone (no relation that I know of), just announced some big news on his blog.

By now, all RS spoiler fans know that Jake Pavelka will choose Vienna Girardi over Tenley Molzahn during the season finale of “The Bachelor: On the Wings of Love,” which will air from 8 to 10 p.m. this coming Monday, March 1.

The “After the Final Rose” special was taped this past Sunday in L.A. and will air right after the finale, from 10 to 11 p.m.

Jake has said in interviews, and this past Monday on “The Women Tell All,” that he is “happy” with his decision.

But he has never said if he’s engaged, or if he proposed to the final lady at all versus deciding to take it slow, or maybe they were engaged until all the tabloid stuff about Vienna came out. It was all purposely left vague.


According to Reality Steve, “Not only are Jake and Vienna together and happy, but they are engaged. … At the ATFR show, that is what happened. Jake says he’s happy and he and Vienna are engaged.”

To quote more of Steve’s Feb. 24 post:

“Let the boos’ and hissing begin now…ha ha. Now what does this all mean? Not much really. I’m sure none of you will buy it, you all will expect them to be broken up by next week, and a lot of you will call it fake. Hey, don’t shoot the messenger. I’m just here to report the facts. At the ATFR show, that is what happened. Jake says he’s happy and he and Vienna are engaged. I do not know the rationale behind it, I do not know what they said to each other, how Tenley reacted, what Jake said to each woman, etc. So please save the emails asking what else happened at the taping. I do not know, but if I did, I would tell you. All I know is the outcome, and that is that Jake and Vienna are happy and engaged.”

Getting engaged doesn’t really mean much. I’m telling you. Shayne Lamas all over again.

Reality Steve is interviewed in this week’s In Touch magazine.

Don’t forget: Also on Monday night, we will learn the answer to the question Who is the new “Bachelorette”? (Ali Fedotowsky) and meet the cast of “Dancing with the Stars” 10.

Catch up on an arse-load of “Bachelor”/”Bachelorette” stories here. Yes, you have time.

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